Cristobal Heremerejildo Ortiz, born on October 4, 1930, to Heremerejildo and Epemenia Ortiz in Truchas, New Mexico, peacefully went home to be with our Lord on November 11, 2023.
Cristobal and his devoted, wife Sabinita, raised three sons and two daughters in Cordova, New Mexico. He served diligently in various capacities, working for the U.S. Army, the Los Alamos School District, and several other companies.
Survived by his wife of 69 years, Sabinita Ortiz, Cristobal leaves behind a lasting legacy through his sons Lawrence (Betty) Ortiz, Elvis (Cathy) Ortiz, and his daughters Orlene (Isaac) Cordova, and Amy (Cleve) Turk. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, his brother Arturo Ortiz, and sisters Ruth Ortiz and Martina (Eppie) Romero.
Cristobal is preceded in death by his son, Alex Ortiz, grandson Jeremy Ortiz, and sisters Ascensionita (Gregorio) Lopez, Maria (Porfirio) Sanchez, Nancy (Eppie) Trujillo, along with sister-in-law Olivia Ortiz.
Cristobal enjoyed the simple pleasures of life such as spending time with his family, sitting on his favorite rocking chair on the front porch, carving alongside his wife, and watching Sanford and Son reruns and football on Sunday afternoons.
In his journey, Cristobal's faith in the Lord was unwavering, guiding him through the highs and lows of life. This steadfast faith shaped the man who was not only a loving husband, father, and grandfather but also a pillar of strength for those around him.
The family expresses gratitude to Dr. Teresa Baysden, Presbyterian Home Health Care and Hospice, Christine Lopez, relatives, and friends for their unwavering support during this difficult time.
A Rosary will be recited on Friday, November 24, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Holy Family Church in Chimayo, NM, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at the Cordova Catholic Cemetery in Cordova, NM, following the mass.
Pallbearers: Andrew Ortiz, Chris Ortiz, Aiden Ortiz, Vincent Turk, Carlos Archuleta, Tyler Ortiz, Jonathan Ortiz.
Honorary Pallbearers: Adam Ortiz, Erica Ortiz, Robin Ortiz, Camille Valdez, Bridget Ortiz, Lena Cordova, Angelo Sandoval, Nicholas Turk, Great Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchild.
The family of Cristobal Ortiz has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com 505-747-7477