Jose E. Ortiz Sr., 74, a lifetime Puebloan passed away March 16, 2020. He was born Nov. 5, 1945 to Joe J. and Frances (Gallegos) Ortiz who precede him in death along with mother-in-law, Susie Medina. He retired with 34+ years as warehouseman with Dist. # 60. He enjoyed fishing, the dog track. He was quite the pool shark. Jose loved spending quality time with his family, especially his wife, Mary. Jose was very friendly, he could strike up a conversation with anyone. He was always willing to help and give to anyone in need. Jose leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife, Mary Ortiz Sr.; children, Susie Ortiz, Maria DeLaCruz, and Jose Eddie Ortiz Jr.; grandchildren, Shalay DeLaCruz and McKayla DeLaCruz; siblings, Laura (Fred) Espinoza, Pat (Dave) Arteaga, Delores (Herman) Arellano, Bernie (Sue) Ortiz), Joyce (Bill) Anderson, Carol (John) Radiff, Annette (Ron) Bobo; In-laws, Manuel (Susie) Pena, David (Sandra) Medina; numerous other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
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