Miguel Angel Ortiz, 97, passed away at his residence in Rancho Viejo, Texas on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.|
Born in Pendules, Spain, he moved permanently to the Brownsville area in the early 1950s.
It was here, where along with his wife Melin, he raised his family and became involved in the farming industry. Although not a farmer by trade, it soon became his passion and up to his final days enjoyed being active and keeping current on the farming operation.
Mr. Ortiz was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Carmen Ortiz; a daughter, Janet O. Martinez; a daughter-in-law, DeAnna G. Ortiz; and two brothers, Ricardo and Antonio Ortiz.
He leaves behind two sons: Alfonso Ortiz (Tine) of Cologne, Germany and Miguel Ortiz (Marcela) of Rancho Viejo; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 602 E. Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, TX 78520.
You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to the Ortiz family at www.darlingmouser.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, and (956) 546-7111.paid
Published in Brownsville Herald on July 25, 2014