Maria Utilia “Tillie” Ortiz, 96, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Atanacio Ortiz. She is survived by her son, Bennie Ortiz of Las Vegas, NM, six brothers and sisters. She was born in Ojitos Frios, NM on April 26, 1923 to Lupe and Francisca Montano Salas. She enjoyed the ranch life most of her life riding horses, maintaining her flower garden listening to Spanish music on the radio, cooking, and going to the casinos.
A visitation will be held today, August 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. Services will be held from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial. Father Timothy Muerer will celebrate the Mass. The interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.