March 4, 1932 ~ May 2, 2020

Born in: Philippines ,
Resided in: San Jose , California

Luz Alanis Marquez, fondly known as Nanay Luz by relatives and friends, went to be with the Lord at the age of 88, on May 2, 2020, with her family at her side.

Nanay Luz was born on March 4, 1932, in Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines.  She was the 2nd of the 7 children of Rufino Naldo Alanis and Juanita Papa Llagas.  She was such a caring and loving person, which led her to the decision of going to Manila to work so she can support her parents and siblings:  Eduarda, Restituto (deceased), Natividad, Mercedes (deceased), Pedro, and Perpetua (deceased).

She worked at the La Pacita Bakery, where she met her husband, Cresenciano Cruz Marquez, Jr. (Hari ng Balagtasan).  Their first child was born in 1955 and have been blessed with 10 children: Luzviminda, Virgilio (deceased), Flordeliza, Apollo, Adonis, Cresenciano, Archimedes (deceased), Princesita, Aristotle (deceased), and Aladdin.

Nanay Luz was full of wisdom.  She was a caring, loving, fun, devoted wife, and mother, who led by example to prepare her loved ones to build their faith in God.  She exercised this by becoming a full-time wife and mother.

She is the epitome of Proverbs 31:10-31

Praise of a Good Woman

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.  She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.  She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.  She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.  She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.  She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.  In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.  She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.  When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.  She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.  Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.  She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.  She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”  Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


We will miss you Nanay and the legacy you have left behind.  We love you… see you in heaven!!!

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  1. CandleI will miss you dearly Nanay Luz, I’m thankful and privileged to have known you. I will miss all the advice and encouragement.

    Love Ochie & Family.

  2. Candle2 Corinthians 1:3-4
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

    God’s love is a light that can reach all corners of the earth, and that God walks beside us even through times of sorrow. May all of us feel the light of God’s infinite love. Bless everyone in this hour of grief.

    – Mario, Eden, Hannah, Kiel and Ichay

  3. CandleLove you Auntie Luz. You’ll be in our hearts forever. See you in heaven.
    -Mike, Phoebe, Andrea and Miguel.

  4. CandleHebrews 6:16-20 English Standard Version (ESV)
    “16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”

    Sleep well in the loving arms of our merciful Father, Auntie Luz… we’ll see you in heaven!


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