CORTEZ, Cleo, 77, of Laughlin, NV, formally of Longmont, died November 24, 2011 in Bullhead City,AZ.
Cleo was born on November 9, 1934 in Louisville, CO to Augustine and Trinidad (Bracamontez) Sanchez. On December 22, 1951 she married Charles Cortez in Boulder CO by the justice of the peace, then by St. John's Catholic Church. Cleo took great pride in being a stay at home mother, grandmother and great-grandmother before joining the workforce at Sherwood Enterprises in Longmont.
She is survived by her Husband Charles, son Charles (MaryAnn) Cortez Jr. of Westminster, CO, three daughters, Deborah Dragotta of Longmont, Susan Cortez of Ft. Mojave, AZ, and Terri Cortez of San Bernardino, CA. A brother, Kangy Sanchez of Denver, four sisters, Nellie Benavidez of Denver, Margie Rodriguez of Denver, Loisa Van Schoick of Aurora, and Susie Busck of Thornton, twelve Grandchildren, and seven Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter and son-law, Dolores and Joey Gonzales, her brother Frank Gonzales, two sisters, Lula Portugal and Mary Fushimi, and one granddaughter, Evelynn Gonzales.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a Rosary at 7:00pm Thursday December 1, 2011 both at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Friday December 2, 2011 at St. Johns Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont.
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