ortiz 01Richard S. Ortiz, 54, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Monday, October 7, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born September 19, 1965 in Silver City, NM to Victorio “Toyo” Lopez Ortiz and Raquel Sanchez Ortiz. He is survived by his loving wife, Valerie W. Ortiz of the family home; his mother Raquel Ortiz; one son, Richard “Juta” Andrew Ortiz and companion Cynthia Lopez of North Hurley; four daughters, Jessica Trujillo and husband Sam of Bayard, Sarah Ortiz of Albuquerque, Baelee Ortiz and fiancé John Paul Trujillo of North Hurley, Esmia Ortiz of North Hurley; five grandchildren, Niko, Sammy, Malayah, Ezykiel, and Azylah; two brothers, Danny Ortiz  and wife Cookie of Las Cruces, Jesus “Chuy” Ortiz and wife Delilah of Las Cruces; five sisters, Lola Gomez and husband Picho of Mimbres, Sally Chavez of Mimbres, Patty “Bombie” Alvarado of Bayard, Gloria Sedillos and husband Ruben of San Antonio, and Delilah Ortiz and companion Roque Marin of Las Cruces; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Victorio "Toyo" Ortiz. Visitation will be Thursday, October 10 from 5-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary being recited by Deacon Art Gutierrez to begin at 6pm.  The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 11 at 9am at Infant Jesus Shrine with Father Casmir Anozie officiating.  Pallbearers will be Richard Andrew Ortiz, Jesus Ortiz, Isaiah Sedillos, Davey Jaurequi, Niko Trujillo, Joshua Alvarado, James Sedillos, and Cody Sedillos.  Honorary pallbearers Gilbert “Gibby” Ortiz, Ruben Sedillos, Sammy Trujillo, John Trujillo, Roque Marin, Sam Trujillo, John Woods, Junior Woods, Erin Sedillos, Joe Arellano, Jason “JB” Benavidez, Martin Sanchez, and Victorio Ortiz. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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