Roxy Helen Perry Cantu

Roxy, age 74, of Evanston, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 5, surrounded by family, after a massive stroke that she was trying to recover from. She was born on Nov. 27, 1945, to Una Logsdon and Jim Perry in Yuma, Arizona.

Roxy married the love of her life, Hector Rumaldo Cantu, on Jan. 12, 1963, in Blythe, California. Her hobbies included sewing and crafts, being a primary teacher and, most importantly, interacting with her seven kids, 23 grandkids, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Roxy is survived by her husband, Hector Cantu; her children, Lisa (Robert) King, Adrian (Vickie) Cantu, Brian Cantu, Spencer (Carrie) Cantu, Jared (Mandy) Cantu, Joshua (Kisha) Cantu and Dawn Cantu; and her loving sisters, Sue, Cynthia, Jimilu and Jill.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Una Perry; in-laws, Santiago and Aurora Cantu and Jimmy Cantu; and her son, Jonathan Cantu.

A funeral service for Roxy will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, via live streaming online at or join the reception after at 158 Valley View Ave. between 4-6 p.m.

Special note: Your memories of Roxy can be video recorded beforehand and will be shown on the screen. Please send a text message by Wednesday, May 13, to (619)922-9700 with something along the lines of “Hi, my name is _____. I knew Roxy” (and finish your memory).

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any contributions to be sent via Google Pay to: [email protected]


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