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MARCIA MENDOZA-ORTIZ Was reborn on November 29, 2013. Marcia was born on May 8, 1968 to Samuel and Gloria Mendoza. A silent illness took our loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend so suddenly. She fought to stay alive for a whole week to no avail. She was tired; she fought for every last breath. Marci leaves a heart broken family. Her husband, Greg Martinez; children: Jaylene Rodriguez (Ben), Adrian Ortiz, Feliz Larranaga, Gabriella Mendoza (Buggy), Isabella Mendoza (Bella), Ashley and Leah Martinez; grandchildren, her loving Jayda, Miranda and Lucas; her brothers: Adan Mendoza (April and Ciera), Emiliano Mendoza ( Janelle, Amanda, Jason, Marissa and Serenity), Julio Mendoza (Melissa, Jadon and Jericho; her madrina (godmother) Irene Angel; grandmother, Laura Mendoza; her loving dogs, Chico and Duke who she spoiled and loved dearly. She leaves behind an extended family of Mendozas and Romeros. Her friends, Gabe Sandoval, Ray Padilla, Betty Jo Tapia, Dorothy Encinias, Josephine Soveranes, Mikki Otero, Renee Archuleta, Maxine Sandoval, Melissa Valencia, Dora Marquez, to name a few (too numerous). Marcia was an employee with the City of Santa Fe. She worked at Sangre de Cristo Water Company, Santa Fe Police Department, Smith's Grocery Store, Michael's Arts and Crafts, and Big Lots. She raised 5 children on her own and our Lord sent her the love of her life, Greg. Marcia always made people smile and laugh. Her laughter was contagious. Her jokes were hilarious. If she teased you, that meant she loved you. Marci led an amazing life raising her children alone. They were her best friends and loved those "kick back" weekends, playing board games, watching movies, playing poker, dancing, snacking and bonding with her children. Family was her number one priority. She adored her father and mother, always taking care of their needs. She was so creative and took pride in her arts and crafts. Marci was attracted to the homeless. She made friends with homeless people she encountered and would give her last change to them. Our hearts are broken but she will no longer struggle trying to find out why she continued to get so ill. Now she knows, her illness was just part of her journey to meet our dear Lord and be at peace and finally now what true happiness is all about. She is already sending us little messages that she is at peace. We love you Marci. We shall be together again. A Visitation will be held at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. Please join us for a celebration meal at the Elks Lodge following Mass and we ask that you wear purple in honor of her favorite color for all services: Rosary and Funeral. Donations are being accepted at any Guadalupe Credit Union under Marcia Ortiz. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435
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Santa Fe, NM 87505
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