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Celebration of Life & Luncheon

Otsego Township Hall
Sunday July 24th, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Elida Muniz

Elida Muniz of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the age of 80. She was born May 18, 1942 in Mercedes, Texas. Elida was one of 8 children born to Guadalupe and Matilde Espinoza. She grew up in South Texas where she enjoyed dancing and traveling. Elida married Ruben on November 27, 1965, celebrating their 56th anniversary last November.

Elida enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be missed by many. She was a homemaker known for being a talented seamstress. Elida loved watching her grandchildren play sports and participate in extra curricular activities.

She is survived by her husband Ruben; son: Ron (Audrey) Muniz; daughter: Diana (Jason) Lewis; daughter-in-law: Sheila (Ed) Muniz; her grandchildren: Tyler (Bree) Muniz, Colin (Sarah) Lewis, Ashley Lewis, Jadyn Muniz; and great grandchildren: Breck Muniz, Liam Lewis and Madison Muniz. She is also survived by a brother: Wenceslado Espinoza; sisters: Ninfa McConnel, Juanita Romero, and Maria Elena Bamberg; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Elida is preceded in death by her son: Ed Muniz; brother: Jesse Espinoza; and sisters Lupita Rodriguez and Irene Maldonado.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life and luncheon to honor Elida will be held from 1:00pm until 4:00pm on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Otsego Township Hall, 400 North 16th Street, Otsego, MI 49078. 

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Elida's guestbook and/or share a memory with her family. The Muniz family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. (269)679-5622.

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A candle was lit in memory of Elida Muniz

Diana & Jason Lewis Jun 14 2022 12:45 PM

Our deepest condolences to Ruben and his family. Elida was truly a beautiful person and a wonderful friend. She not only treated us like family but she treated our grandson Alex like one of her grandkids always ready to talk about his games and what he was doing. He always enjoyed when they would come to see him play baseball when he was younger and he kept all the cards they sent to him. We didn’t get to see her much during the pandemic but we would talk to her and Ruben every week and she always ended saying “I miss you guys and I love you”…We miss you Elida and we love you and we will see you again soon 💔💔🙏🏼🙏🏼

Pablo & Mary Alvarado Jun 8 2022 11:14 AM

My Aunt Elida was one of my favorite aunts of many. I remember her from my youth days back in Texas. Her visits were fun. When we moved to Oregon and she moved to Michigan, I never saw her again. In 2018 we made a connection - it was fun catching up. She found out I was an author, and I was glad to put a smile on her face when she told me she loved my books. Aunt Elida mailed me a wallet for my high-school-graduation present back in 1978. I had no money at the time to buy a wallet - she made my day. Thank you Aunt Elida - I will miss you deeply. R.I.P. ❤️

David Espinoza Jun 5 2022 10:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elida Muniz

Daniel Smith and Marybeth Pook Jun 5 2022 2:22 PM

My beautiful aunt had the heart of an angel. Although we were far in distance the hugs shared at every visit we had was so heartfelt and full of love. My beautiful mother Irene cherished every moment she spent with her sister. The last time I saw my aunt we were able to chat laugh and dance for hours, I love you my sweet beautiful aunt and will miss you dearly..Condolences to my sweet family.

Norma Maldonado-Govea Jun 4 2022 5:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elida Muniz

Norma Maldonado-Govea Jun 4 2022 5:36 PM

Elida was a wonderful person. We will miss you.
Raul & Ely

Raul and Ely Muniz Jun 4 2022 5:27 PM

My deepest condolences to Ruben and the family for the loss of his wife and their mother.

Chari Muniz Jun 4 2022 4:38 PM

Elida my beautiful wife. I miss you so much. You are always in my heart. I will always love you. Your loving husband, Ruben

Ruben Muniz Jun 4 2022 10:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elida Muniz

Linda Clark Jun 3 2022 3:24 PM

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