Viola C. Cortez, 62, of Clovis, NM died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Fernando Saenz officiating. Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories.
Viola was born May 9, 1951, to Antonio and Fidelia (Mondragon) Ulibarri in Clovis, NM. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and loved being a grandmother.
Survivors include her son, Troy Cortez; a daughter, Yvonne (Javier) Carrera of Clovis, NM; five grandchildren, Eric Cortez, Andrea Cortez, Jerod Howe, Michael Cortez, and Martin Carrera; three sisters, Nina (Johnny) Chavez, Judy (Robert) Vega, and Cathy (Louis) Maez; a brother, Phillip (Emma) Ulibarri all of Clovis, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Fidelia Ulibarri; a brother, Jose Rafael Ulibarri; and a granddaughter, Ashley Cortez.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home (575) 762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.