Apr. 1, 1943 - July 18, 2013

Libby "Cuata" Ortega Solarez, 70 of Patterson passed away Thursday, July 18 at her daughter's residence.
Ms. Solarez was born in Brawley, CA and was a resident of Patterson for 44 years. She was a a homemaker for 50 years and enjoyed casinos, cooking, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Solarez is survived by her sons, Ruben (Prissy) Estrada of Patterson, Birdie (Terri) Rodriguez of Patterson; daughters, Becky Rodriguez of Patterson, Rachel (Orlando) Gallegos of Patterson; brother, Manuel Solarez of Patterson; sister, Angie Wilson of Patterson; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Casimiro and Julia Solarez, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
A visitation was held Wednesday, July 24th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. A funeral mass service took place Thursday, July 25th, also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. Interment followed at Patterson District Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from July 28 to July 29, 2013