Jose S. Orozco "Chavi", 75, of Anthony, N.M. passed away on June 18, 2013 at Mountain View Medical Center. Jose was born on June 28, 1937 in Tortugas, N.M. to Teodulo and Mariana Orozco. Jose was raised in Montoya, Texas and the surrounding areas. He served proudly in the U.S. Army. He was happily married to Gloria Valdez and was married on May 11, 1968. Jose is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gloria V. Orozco; his daughter Leticia and her husband Richard Villa; his sons, Joe Orozco and his wife Lisa, Daniel Orozco and his wife Rita, Teddy Orozco and Ricardo Orozco. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Merissa, Santana, Sereena, Andrew, Benjamin, Michael and Nickolas; and one great-granddaughter Danika. Jose was preceded in death by his parents Teodulo and Mariana Orozco; and his siblings Erlinda, Gilbert and Teodulo Jr. At his request cremation has taken place and a prayer vigil will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at St Anthony's Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 also at the same church. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home and Getz Family Crematory, 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001. To sign the local online guest book, visit www.GetzCares.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 23, 2013