Elida Ortiz, 66, was called home on July 2, 2022. Elida was born on January 3, 1956, to Patrocinio (Pat) & Clarabelle Ortiz of Cuyamunge, NM. She is preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents, and paternal grandparents. She is survived by her mother, Clarabelle, and brothers, Patrick (Lynette), and Henry. Nieces; Erin Gomez, Stephanie Ortiz, Amanda Martinez (Pete), and Alana Mayrant; nephew, Justin Mayrant (Amanda); great-nieces, Arianna Gomez (Andrew), and Sophie Lopez; great-nephew James Gomes, Leland and Landon Martinez and many other aunts, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.
Elida’s faith was strong, she enjoyed serving the Catholic Church and was very proud of being a Catholic Daughter. She worked several jobs in local government but enjoyed working with the Taxation and Revenue Department during tax season the most. Elida took great pride in caring for her parents as they got older, she always made sure they were clean and well fed. She loved to cook and bake goodies for her family. Elida never missed a birthday and always made sure to call even after she became sick.
We would like to thank the staff at Avamere rehab, Albuquerque, NM, The Suites Rio Vista in Rio Rancho, NM and Legacy Hospice for the outstanding care and compassion they showed Elida over the past two and a half years.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm followed by a Rosary @ 6:30 pm at DeVargas Funeral Home, 623 North Railroad Ave., Espanola, NM. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am at Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Nambe, NM followed by her Burial at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery, Pojoaque, NM.