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Information for Michael James Ortivez
29 April, 1956 - 7 June, 1986
The Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1986

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Michael Ortivez
    Rosary for Michael James Ortivez, 30, of Nampa, who died Saturday, June 7, near Nampa from injuries sustained in an auto accident that same day, will be recited today at 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa. 
    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church.  The Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M., will celebrate with burial to follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Ortivez wis born April 29, 1956, at Dalton, Neb., to Juan Jake and Esther Vidales Ortivez.
    He was reared and attended school at Gurley, where he lived with his brother, Julian, who helped him through school.  He lettered in sports there and graduated from Gurley High School in 1975.  He then attended vocational school for cabinet making at Omaha, Neb.
    He moved to Idaho in 1977.  He was an employee of Sports King Trailer Manufacturing, Nampa, and was a leadman there.
    He was active in outdoor sports and worked as a mechanic on automobiles as a hobby.
    He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
    He is survived by his mother of Nampa; five brothers, John, Frank, David, LeeRoy and Carlos Ortivez, all of Nampa; three sisters, Carol and Josie Ortivez and Jean Ann Vazquez, all of Nampa; his godchild, Sofi Lee Salinas; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Michael Larry.  Another brother, Julian C. also died of injuries sustained in the same accident.

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