ARMANDO RICARDO ORTIZ, 90, formerly of Santa Fe, most recently residing in Chili, was carried home by our blessed mother on Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Urbano and Theresita Ortiz; in-laws, Seferino and Marcelina Serrano; his son, Arthur (Woody) Ortiz; 5 sisters; 1 brother; and 2 loving granddaughters. Armando was 16 when he enlisted in the United States Military. After his honorable discharge, he began work as a painter with the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked for 41 years. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, but nothing compared to the love he had for his family. He was always smiling and always showing affection to those who loved him most. He touched so many lives through laughter and jokes. His heart of gold will be dearly missed but never forgotten. He impacted the lives of so many that will be forever remembered and always cherished. His family will always remember his cooking skills; his favorite dishes consisted of high quality French fries, salted fruit, chicharrons, and famous cucumber salad. He will always be remembered during his family’s weekend poker party’s and loving family gatherings. There are so many heartfelt moments of his life; his days at the casino brought him and his loved ones so much joy. His favorite quote was, “If you can’t stop at the casino on the way, wave as you drive by”. He was survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jane Ortiz; his son, Rick Ortiz (Sue); children, Belle Dodier (Steve), Edwina and Regina Romero, and Fabian Trujillo; sister, Dolores, his Serrano sisters-in-law, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Due to Covid 19 Restrictions only 75 people are allowed in and everyone must always wear a mask and keep a mask on at all times. Public visitation will begin on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a rosary to be follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Espanola. Serving the family as pallbearers, Zack Trujillo, Marcos DeAguero, Adrian Lucero, Eric Sedillo, Krystal Lucero, Steve Dodier, Andy Ortiz, and Brian Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren. The family of Armando Ricardo Ortiz has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 – www.devargasfuneral.com
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