Jaydin Cruz


Jaydin was welcomed into the world on September 16, 2008 to the proud parents of Jacqueline Amber Jones and Joshua Steven Ray Cruz. He was raised by his “Nana” Jennifer Jones-Kelleher and his “Baboo” Scott Kelleher.

He was the delight of the family; always happy and smiling; playing jokes and doing card tricks and making the family laugh. He enjoyed baking with his nana and taking long car rides with his Baboo turning up the music and singing out loud. He loved movie nights. He was our shining star. Jaydin loved skateboarding and learning new tricks. Basketball was one of his favorite sports to play. His favorite sport by far however was swimming. Jaydin was a member of the Ski Hi Aquatics Gators team. This summer he swam competition every weekend and made it to leagues and then on to State where he placed in several events. He dreamed of becoming a professional swimmer while working towards a law degree. He had so many hopes and dreams and we all had no doubt he would have achieved each and every one of them.

He was an excellent student at school. Incredibly intelligent. Wise beyond his years. And so handsome. He was always willing to help anyone in need, was always a friend to others. He always had your back! Family was everything to him. He was a beautiful amazing soul who was loved beyond measure. He will always be missed and never forgotten. He is with his momma now.

Jaydin is survived by his grandparents who were raising him, Scott (Baboo) Kelleher and Jennifer (Nana) Jones-Kelleher, his father Joshua (Alexiss) Cruz and siblings Jeremiah, Jolene, Donavan, Aniyah, Emery, Armani and Ethynna, his grandparents Ernie and Sandra Cruz, his dad Tomas Miguel Sanchez, his grandparents Eugene Sr. & Linda Joy Sanchez, his great-grandparents Sandra Blevins-Santistevan and Joe Santistevan, his great-grandparents Robert and Janet Police, Uncles, Joshua Allen Jones, James-Alexander Douglas Jones, Brendan Kelleher, Jordan Kelleher, Danny (Tyka)Cruz, cousins Fabian, Micheal, Darren, Jayden and Tegan, Tony Jr. (Michelle) Cruz cousin Zane, survived by Aunts Cassandra Cruz, cousins Krissandra (Ryan) Paul, John Jr., Lorenzo, Katelyn, Tonya and Nicholas, Eva (Tim) Malo cousin Dayzha, Savannah Cruz cousins Devon, Leilani and Malachi, Rose (Cesar) Ayala cousins Brittany, Joseph and Matthew, Makensie Kelleher, Survived by his Great Aunts, Kendra (Donald) Hubbard, cousin Trey Bartee, Aunt Becky Blevins (Shawn Prowdley), Jennifer Carr, cousin Stephen Evans, Kim (Bruce) Cameron, Kristin (Gerry) Blais, Karin (Chris) Harvie, Jenn Police, Cassidy Capen, Great Uncle, John Robert (Katrina)Jones cousins Robbie and Alicen, Richard Police, Cousins: Christina Jones and children, Ashlee Jones and children, Kelisha Kothe and children and Serenity Kothe, Hannah Ortega, Matty Ortega, Sarah Gibbs And Many many second cousins. Close family friends: Tony and Andrea Maestas. John Higgins.

Jaydin was preceeded in death by his mother Jacqueline Amber Jones, his grandfather James Allen Jones, his great grandmother Delores Jones-Ford, his great-grandfather Bill Blevins and great-grandfather Jerry Jones Sr. His Great Uncle Kelly Douglas Kothe, Jeff Blevins, Gerald Jones Jr., Mike Cyrus and Great-Aunt Jodie Ann Cyrus.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday December 29, 2021 at the Alamosa Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Alamosa, located at 927 Weber Drive. A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. Contributions are suggested to Ski Hi Aquatics, please note the Jaydin Cruz Scholarship on the donation. To express condolences, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the funeral arrangements.

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