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“Dearest baby Istaena,you are the bravest little girl I know.I watched as you fought a tough battle, yet you always managed to smile. Your little life...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Amalia Sanchez - Garden Grove, CA

“I never got to meet you, but being able to see your smile, and the smiles that you invoked from others, warmed my heart every time. We will miss you...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Nicole Homant - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Angel Baby, thank you for loving me the moment we met. I met you October 1st and you hugged me right away and said I love you afterwards. You...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Thalia Verenice Baez - Glendale, CA

“Istaena I love you. ”
4 of 31 | Posted by: Great Auntie Donna Vaughn

“Oh Bears....I will miss that beautiful smile and that laughter. You were so loved and such a beautiful soul. Your strength and resilience has...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Hector Cruz - Nashville, TN

“Amber and eli i am so sorry for your loss of your precious baby,Istaena is our hero and forever in our hearts she has touched so many lives with her...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Bobbi Trejo - Los angeles, CA

“Little Istaena i never got to meet you in person but I loved seeing your beautiful smile and how much light and love that your brought to not just...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Misty Boardman - Clarksville, TN

“Amber thank you for sharing Istaena with us. I never got to meet her but feel like I have.Bear will always be remembered for her beautiful smile...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Larsen - Kingsport, TN

“I sure do miss you baby girl! Your smiles, your laughter, your sweet and wise little looks are never far from my thoughts. I've been so blessed to be...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Kathie Kilts - Clarksville, TN

“I have never witnessed such a strong happy baby. Istaena had the lord by her side from day one and she knew it! Amber and Eli mastered parenting...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Alisha Mckie - Spring Lake, MI

“Istaena you were an angel here on earth and now you are a guardian angel. You taught so many people about love, strength and faith in the short time...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Carole Smith - Watervliet, MI

“I didn't get to met you little one, but I grew up with your dad. I hope you are at peace and you are happy up there with our Creator watching over...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Damaris D - OR - Family

“Even though I never met you baby girl, I felt as though I did. Your mommy made sure we all knew what a special little girl you were. Im grateful she...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Avelina Gomez-Frias - Corona, CA

“Your beauty is now gracing heaven! ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Dwayne Hunt - Nashville, TN

“May God take very special care of this little one. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Ann Vaughn - Clarksville, TN

“While I never got to meet this precious girl, every post your mommy made, every photo you took, every memory written, you made such an impact on so...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Sara Rinestine - Saint Mary's, GA

“Amber and Eli first let me express our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious baby girl. Words can never make the pain any better They...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Bitely - Bitely, MI

“I met her last Memorial Day Weekend. She was so sweet. Amber and Eli, you will always be in my heart and my prayers. Words cannot express my deepest...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Steiner - Grand Rapids, MI

“Our special angel, our warrior princess and always a piece of my heart. Her smile and beautiful brown eyes could melt any saddness away. We will...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Ashley Cross - Blountville, TN

“Istaena...you were a light shining bright for all to see. Beautiful doesn't even describe what you were, and that was inside and out. Between you and...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Jessie McCall - Clarksville, TN

“I didn't get to meet Istaena, but i felt i knew her through the pictures and posts. I prayed for her all the time I loved seeing pictures Amber and...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Lisa Perkins - Howard City, MI

“Istaena, my lovely niece! I remember when your mommy was sure she was pregnant with you. Sure enough she was. Thru pregnancy to when born and on I...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Carbajal - Buena Park, CA

“I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little angel. I may not have ever met you, but I know Tim &this family and friends have. You are a strong...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Merissa & Timothy Billett - TN

“I really wish i could of met this beautiful baby girl. I know she's in heaven now watching over her mother and father. She is in no more pain and I...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Amber Cosby - Clarksville, TN

“Istaena is a beautiful baby girl, I never met her but just from your posts and her adorable pictures she always made my day better when I saw it on...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Rachel Quebatay - El Paso, TX

“I still remember meeting you for the first time and it was a complete surprise, because I wasn't expecting to see you, your mommy, or your daddy but...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Karem Waychoff - Havelock, NC

“"There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world..." My favorite memory of Istaena is the day that I met the munchkin! I remember...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Moran

“I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I have such great memories of Istaena brightening up the law school by her presence, and I will always cherish...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Maria M - Chicago, IL - Friend

“Istaena, While I never had the chance to meet you, I know I loved you. You were a perfect blend of warrior and princess. The earth was blessed by...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Amber Johnson

“I never got the chance to meet you in person but you touched my heart because of your strength and courage. You are such an amazing girl and now the...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Elizabeth Walwood - Hollywood, FL

“Istaena,I wanted to write this here because I miss you very much. The other day I was thinking about how you used to guide me around the house....Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Amber Cruz - Los Angeles, CA


Istaena Adelaide Cruz, 1, born on August 25, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away April 13, 2017. She resided in Los Angeles, California at the time of her passing. She was loved very much by her parents, Eli and Amber Cruz, as well as all those who met her. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cypress, California.