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Jose Antonio “Lorenzo Ortiz” was born and raised in Talpa, New Mexico. He spiritually left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday January 27, 2022 at the age of 86.
He was preceded in death by his father Jose Rafael, mother Frances Ortiz, sister Claudia Rothstein, brother Alex Ortiz and granddaughter Baby Anaya. Lorenzo worked hard all his life.
He retired in California from the Navy Shipyards as a General Foreman at the young age of 55, but retirement didn’t slow him down. He was no average man. With his motto “just work harder” he continued to live his life as a rancher. He enjoyed his family, friends and always loved a good party. He has instilled the great value of loving God and the importance of working hard to be a great provider for your family.
He is survived by his daughters Diana Hansson, Brenda Perez (Dave), Lori Avila (Roger), his grandchildren Antonio Navaro (Traci), Ashley Meyers (Michael), Felicia Ortiz, Maylina Ramirez Ortiz, Lilianna Avila and 3 great grandchildren, Siblings Priscilla Apadoca, Ruby Montoya, Coro Wilson (Richard), Dr. Ralph Ortiz, Connie Fortin (Steve) and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rosary will be recited on Saturday February 12, 2022 at 9am with Mass of Christian Burial to be followed at 10am at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos with interment to follow at the Talpa Cemetery. A meal in his honor will be served at the Sagebrush Inn from 12pm to 2pm. The family respectfully invites all friends and family to attend.
The family of Jose Antonio “Lorenzo Ortiz” has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com
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