Lorenzo Ortiz, 70, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2013.
He was preceded in death by father, Jose E. Ortiz; mother, Antonia Ortiz; sister, Rita Ortiz and wife, Marie Ortiz.
He is survived by his children, Sandra and husband Sam Lucero, Pablo Ortiz and Randy Ortiz; grandchildren, Crystal and husband Joel Reza, Justin Gallegos; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Isaiah, Arianna and Kylie; brother, Henry Ortiz; sisters, Marianna and husband Tim Aguilar, Sophie Ortiz and many nephews and nieces.
Lorenzo was a very caring and loving father and a pillar in his community. He offered his wisdom and service to all who would ask.
He was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for the county of San Miguel for 20 years.
Lorenzo had a great sense of humor and always managed to help his neighbor in need as well as friends and family with his mechanical expertise.
Lorenzo enjoyed fishing and the outdoors and was very knowledgeable about nature. He was a teacher in many aspects of life and would give good advice and knowledge to all who spoke with him.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at at El Valle de Cristo in Ribera.