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Information for Maria D. Cortez Ortivez
16 March, 1921 - 23 February, 1987
The Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1987

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Maria Ortivez
    Rosary for Maria D. Ortivez, 65, of Nampa, who died Monday, Feb. 237 at the Nampa hospital, will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Nampa, by the Rev. Mauricio Medina will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mrs. Ortivez was born March 16, 1921, to Ernesto and Della Valdez Cortez at Gardner, Colo., and was reared and educated there.
    She married Jose A. Ortivez in 1950 at Gardner and they made their home in Colorado until moving to Nampa in 1962.
    She worked for several years at both the Simplot and Carnation plants until she became disabled in 1981.
    Mr. Ortivez died May 2, 1980.
    She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and later of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Nampa.
    She is survived by five sons, Joe E. Ortivez of Wilder, John D. Ortivez of Caldwell, and Randy 0., Pete S., and Joel Ortivez, all of Nampa; three daughters, Marie D. Sais of San Fernando, Calif., Louann Robison of Nampa, and Vickie D. Alverado of Ogden, Utah; a sister, Genevieve Cordova of Los Angeles, Calif.; a half sister, Mary Maes of Pueblo, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by a sister.
    Friends may call at the Nampa Flahiff chapel today from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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