Josephine Josie McClure Ortiz(1918 - 2013)

Josephine (Josie) McClure Ortiz July 17, 1918 - July 19, 2013 Josephine was born in Mesa, Arizona to Lucia and Visente McCLure. She is proceeded in death by her husband of almost 70 years Daniel Dave Ortiz, her son David Ortiz, and grandson Daniel Guerrero. Josephine is survived by her children Alfred Ortiz, Sheila Gonzalez, Evelyn Ortiz, Ernest Ortiz, Lorraine Maldonado, and Janice Ortiz. Josephine was blessed to see the fifth generation of her family be born, she had 15 grandchildren, 50+ great- grandchildren, 15+ great-great- grandchildren. Josephine also had numerous extended relatives. Graveside service will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at Union Cemetery. She was loved by all her family and many of the people she encountered. Her strength, love, and humor will be missed greatly. We are blessed to have had such a great mother and grandmother.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 25, 2013