Benito Ortiz, 81, passed away April 23, 2022 in Pueblo, CO. He was born Aug. 2, 1940 in Costilla, NM to Rudolfo and Viola Ortiz who precede him in death along with; in-laws, Prudencio and Belinda Chacon; siblings, Frank Ortiz, Felipe Ortiz, Dale Ortiz, Kenny Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, Ruth Manzanares, Elaine Ortiz, Lorraine Ortiz. Benito had an associates degree from PCC in Building Construction and retired from the CF & I Steel Mill. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, old cars, spending time with his children, spoiling his grandchildren, and exercising at PAC. He was an Hermano de la Morada de Garcia Colorado, and a member of Southern Colorado Social Club. Benito leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 60 years, Celia (Chacon) Ortiz; children, Johnnie (LouAnn) Ortiz, Diana (George) Vasquez, Rosita (Mark) Gonzales, Loretta (Allen) Cruz, 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Michael Ortiz, Tomasita (Charlie) Padilla, Hazel (Harlen) Martinez, Joann Lucero, Theresa Cordova; numerous other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
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