Cecilio “Roman” Ortiz 52, He ran his race and finished his course, on Oct. 6, 2019. A lifetime Puebloan. He was born August 6, 1967 to Mel and Rebecca (Ortega) Ortiz. He preceded in death by his father. Roman's number one everything was, that he loved sharing the Gospel, hanging out with his squad, family dinners with his children and grandchildren. Fellowship with his congregation. He loved reading, studying scripture, and voicing the word of God. He was a “giver”, always giving not ever, wanting to receive. Roman was an avid Walmart shopper and Tinseltown sleeper. He also enjoyed going on long rides with his wife, who he said was his “Shot gun rider” and loved when she would sing to him. Roman is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Roseen Ortiz; his mother Rebecca Rivera; his children Rachael (Antoine Valdez) Onstott, Sammie (Devon) Aguilar and Malachi Ortiz; his grandchildren: Lydia Jaquez, Malrae Valdez, Jaiden, Zion and Brooklyn Aguilar; his adopted son Gregory (Charlie) Ray, and adopted grandaughter, Ciana Montano; siblings: Joseph (Sandy) Ortiz, Julie Ortiz and Jason (Juanita) Ortiz; mother-in-law Leanna Avila; sister-in-law Sonia Avila, Brothers-in-law David Avila, Malachi Vigil, and Jeremiah (Jessica) Vigil. Roman took in several kids through foster care and homless, including Crystal Copper Davis and Jennifer Copper. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends to include his Nino and Nina Louie and Aubrie Gonzales, favorite uncles and aunt, Manuel Ortega, Pat and Judy Ortiz; His childhood friend Isaac Parker, his close friend and confident Rob Archuleta, his “Spirtual Father” John Rampa, and most especially his congreation at the Lords Vineyard. Funeral Service 11a.m. Saturday Oct. 12, 2019 Praise Assembly 2000 Troy Ave. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.
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