Vera Ortiz, 62 of Cordova, New Mexico passed away early morning on Friday, August 26, 2022. She was called home and into the arms of our heavenly father while she was surrounded by her family. Vera was such a special person to everyone she met and touched the hearts of those around her. She lived a long and fulfilling life of dancing and listening to Spanish music, giving people a hard time, and she especially loved going to the casino. Vera loved unconditionally and while she is gone from this world she will live on forever in the hearts of her family and friends. We will continue to repeat her funny sayings and tell stories about our wonderful times with her. Vera is preceded in death by her mother and father Maclovio and Amada Ortiz. As well as her brother in-law Jerry Martinez.
Vera is survived by her sisters: Nila Martinez of Rio Rancho and Rose (Bernie}Trujillo of Amarillo TX, Brother: Santiago (Nora) Ortiz of La Mesilla, Nieces: Yvonne (Bill) Dreyer of Rio Rancho, Yvette (Isaac) Lozoya of Albuquerque, Hendi Trujillo of Amarillo TX, Brenda Cordova of La Mesilla, Nephews: Jerome Martinez of Albuquerque, Bernard (Amanda) Trujillo of Amarillo TX, and many other relatives and friends. Vera was cared for her whole life by family who loved her. To name a few, Lawrence and Nina Torrez of Cordova cared for Vera and formed a very special bond with her. Vera was attached and loved them dearly. Leon and Florence of Velarde who also made Vera a member of their family and cared for her with so much love. H r sisters Rose and Nila who would always be there for Vera when she needed them. Vera's nieces Yvonne, Jessica and Jaya who cared for Vera her last years and made her comfortable and loved her so much. No matter who Vera met she left a mark on them, and the love she brought to everyone will live forever. She will never be forgotten.
Pallbearers: Jessica Borrego, Florence Sanchez, Bill Dreyer, Jerome Martinez, carlos Raul Lozoya, and Lawrence Torrez. Honorary Pallbearers: Marisol Lozoya, Jaya Martinez, and Jacob Borrego.
There will be a public viewing at Victory Faith in Espanola, NM on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. and a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. and the burial to follow at the Cordova Catholic Cemetery.
The family of Vera Ortiz has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Devargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.