Maria Noelia Casimiro Cruthirds of Pensacola, FL passed away on 19 October 2016 at the age of 71. She lived an amazing life cut too short by pancreatic cancer. Noelia was preceded in death by her father Manuel, mother Rosa, brother Emanuel, and her adored Aunt Linda. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jimmy Cruthirds, daughter Sonja Jackson, twin sons Charles Cruthirds and CDR Curtis Cruthirds, USN, grandson's Joshua Cruthirds and Dylan Jackson, and great-grandson Xavier Cruthirds.
A native of Rosais, Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal, Maria was only 22 when she met the man she would spend the rest of her life with. Married 2 years later, she would spend the next 47 years raising multiple generations of children and caring for those in need. As a caretaker of the elderly, she selflessly gave her time to anyone who needed her help. She touched so many lives and will be remembered for her compassion and loving heart. She passed away surrounded by her family and friends.
At Noelia's request, there will be no services or ceremonies. Her desire was to remember her good times and not dwell on the end. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to a local cancer society be made in her name.