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Charles Cortez, 77, of Laughlin, Nevada, formerly of Longmont, died June 19, 2013 at his home. Charles was born on July 19, 1935 in Longmont, CO to Paul and Tillie (Martinez) Cortez. On December 22, 1951 he married Cleo Cortez in Boulder CO by the justice of the peace, then by St. John's Catholic Church. Charles liked coaching girls softball, gardening, going to Dodgers games and fishing. He was a member of the Local Painters Union #79. He also enjoyed site seeing and playing slot machines in his later years. His wife and family were the most important things in life to him. He is survived by his son Charles (MaryAnn) Cortez Jr. of Westminster, CO, three daughters, Deborah Dragotta of Longmont, Susan Cortez of Laughlin, NV, and Terri Cortez of San Bernardino, CA. A brother Joesph Cortez of Longmont, five sisters, Mickey Martinez of Riverside, CA, Dorothy Sanchez of Longmont, Gloria Cortez of Thornton, CO, Mary Burdeen of Westminster, CO and Nickanora Bridges of Longmont, CO; Twelve Grandchildren, and Eight Great- Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Cleo, his parents, a daughter Dolores and husband Joey Gonzales; one grand-daughter Evelyn; Two brothers John Paul and Lawrence Cortez. A Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a Rosary at 7:00pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013 both at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at St. Johns Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont. Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.carroll-lewellen.com

Published in Longmont Times-Call on June 25, 2013
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