A Memorial Mass for Las Animas, CO resident, Louis Ortiz will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, CO with Father Henry Wertin officiating. Rosary was held at 10:30 a.m., prior to Mass. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Louis G. Ortiz was born on May 15, 1927 in Parkview, New Mexico to John and Teodora (Sandoval) Ortiz. He passed away on January 5, 2018, surrounded by his family in Las Animas, CO at the age of 90.
Louis attended Catholic School and went on to attend three years of college and one year of technical school. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Mynatt on March 23, 1957. Louis had to travel extensively for his job in electronic research and development but always found free time to golf. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
After Louis retired, he enjoyed volunteering his time at the local high school and junior high school, tutoring students that needed assistance in math. He loved these young students and loved to help them learn.
Louis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Ortiz of the family home; three children, Ivy (Glenn Purcell) Ortiz of Denver, CO, Lossie (Carmen) Ortiz of Colorado Springs, CO, and Gina Scheidt of Arvada, CO; four grandchildren, Angelo Ortiz, Ana Maria Ortiz, Danny Scheidt, and Brian Scheidt; many other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents John R. Ortiz and Teodora (Sandoval) Ortiz; as well as eight brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.
For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit www.horberfuneralchapel