Esther S. Ortiz, 69, of San Lorenzo passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at La Posada in Las Cruces.
Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Funeral Chapels. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 20, 2020 at two o’clock in the afternoon at Calvary Chapel in Silver City. Inurnment will follow at San Lorenzo Cemetery. Officiating is Pastor Joseph Gros. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruth Halvorsen, Sally Young and Melba Parra. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 25% of the capacity of the church will be allowed, must wear a mask and social distancing will apply.
Esther was born on July 27, 1951 in Santa Rita to Raul Marquez Sepulveda and Luz Zapata. She was a lifelong resident of San Lorenzo and made a home there with her husband, Robert. Esther loved being outdoors to fish, hunt and spending time with her family. She also liked to sew, cook, and taking pictures but she always made sure that she had her nails done. Esther worked at the Cobre schools as a cook, assistant teacher and in the library. Purple was her favorite color and she loved flowers. Esther will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Esther is survived by her loving husband, Robert Ortiz; son, Gilbert S. Jimenez (Michelle); daughter, Ivy Woodward (DJ); three grandchildren, Gilbert R. Jimenez, Cameron Woodward and Hunter Woodward; brother, Toy Sepulveda (Delia). She was preceded in death by her parents, Raul and Luz Sepulveda and a brother, Rudy Sepulveda.
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