Molly DeLa Cruz
By Keri Noeske, Director of Care Management
Every time cancer tried to take her down she would fight back with a goal
to get back to work. She loved her team and her patients. Of course, she
loved her beautiful family more, she had a lot of love to go around. Molly
was still working with us full time and loving on her five amazing grandkids
with every ounce of energy possible. When she came into the hospital two
weeks ago, at first we thought this was going to be another battle that
she and Dr. Robert Havard, Jr. would win. We thought she would soon be
back doing the things she loves with her family, friends and patients.
Although she was still fighting and suggesting new ideas to the doctors
and surgeons, this was Molly’s last fight. Now she is rejoicing
in the next life.
That strong, brave and amazing woman who touched the lives of so many people
will be greatly missed. Every day with Molly was a blessing and she loved
every single person she came in contact with. She never really let cancer
win that battle, she was always two steps ahead and living her life to
the very fullest.
Molly was constantly taking care of others and always right there to lighten
the load for her teammates. She found such great joy in her work and caring
for others that it often helped take away the pain she was experiencing.
She has shown all of us how to be strong and to give to others even during
our own struggles. Sometimes giving to others is a way to heal ourselves,
it definitely worked for Molly over the years. I have never met anyone
quite like her and we will all have a little piece of us missing as we
Viewing: Friday 12/6 4:00pm-7:00pm Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel
127 E. Caldwell Ave VIsalia
Rosary: Friday 12/6 6:00pm-7:00pm Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel 127
E. Caldwell Ave Visalia
Funeral: Saturday 12/7 11:00am St. Mary’s Catholic Church 608 N.
Church St Visalia