ISABEL (BELLE) ORTIZ Maria Isabel Ortiz was born on November 13, 1915 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Melinda Delgado Lacassagne and Paul Lacassagne who predeceased her. She died peacefully in her home on July 28, 2013. Belle was a 1934 graduate of Loretto Academy. She was married to Jose O. Ortiz on October 11, 1937. Jose died on September 18, 2010. They had eight children. She was predeceased by an infant son, Carlos; and son Ricardo Ortiz. Surviving her are daughters: Marcella Gonzales (Rudy), Anne Rita Rosacker (Buddy), Linda Serna (Don); sons: David Ortiz (Cecilia), Carlos Ortiz, Tomas Ortiz (Nancy); daughter-in-law, Jovanna Ortiz. Belle's primary occupation was a homemaker and mother although she worked for a period of time at Taichert's Five and Dime and Sears where she formed many lasting friendships. She and her husband enjoyed travelling to visit friends and relatives. They enjoyed the shows in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Branson. She was a family person. She enjoyed a closeknit relationship with her parents and sisters. She instilled this same sense of dedication and loving in her own family-children and their families - four generations remain after her passing. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all. She was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of St. Anne for over 70 years. For many years, she attended daily mass. She taught catechism classes preparing grandchildren and other children to receive First Holy Communion and was a member of the Ladies Guard of Honor. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Frances Ortiz, Connie Lacassagne, and Viola Manzanares (Horace); brother-in-law: Alfonso Ortiz; sisters in law: Lucy Trujillo and Bernadette Sena. Also preceding her in death: her mother and father-in-law, Frank and Refugito Ortiz, sisters: Lena Rivera (Emer), Tessie Romero (Ado), Lucy McCachren (Parks) Josina Romero; sisters-in-law: Melinda Saiz (Joe), Anne Ortiz; brothers-in-law: Ambrosio Ortiz and Osmundo Lucero. A viewing will be held at 5:30, Thursday, August 1, 2013 at St. Anne Catholic Church with recitation of the Rosary at 6:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the same church on Friday August 2, 2013 at 12 noon with a burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. Serving as pallbearers: Eileen Gonzales, Jessica Wheeler, Stephen Serna, Zeke Rivera, Dave Oriz, Jenina Ortiz, Andrea Ortiz and John Montoya. Per her wishes , all other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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417 E. Rodeo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900