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Cecilia Vidaurri Ortiz


1916 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, Cecilia Vidaurri Ortiz, 95, was taken into the loving arms of her husband, Salvador "Sally" M. Ortiz; her parents, Apolonia and Sabino Vidaurri; her brothers Sabinito Vidaurri, Sabino Vidaurri and Lou Vidaurri; and her great-grandchild, Mackenzie Barta, all of whom preceded her in death.
Cecilia was born in Carrizozo on Nov. 22, 1916. She married Salvador 20 years later and they had five children. Cecilia resided in Carrizozo until 2003, when she moved to Albuquerque so her children could be closer to her.
Cecilia was a homemaker, wonderful cook, talented quilter and loved her parish church, St. Rita's. She was always involved in the church and its projects. She was also a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her loving, devoted sons and their wives, Gilbert and Sallye Ortiz, Bob and Bev Ortiz, Michael and Betty Ortiz and Tom and Linda Ortiz; her adoring daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Mike Prickett; three beautiful sisters, Mary Chavez, Theresa Baca and Carmen Aguilar; seven lovely grandchildren: Cindy Costello, Sheryl Barta, Gilbert Ortiz, Brian Ortiz, Sumer Faubert, Megan Guyott and Melanie Johnson; seven sweet great-grandchildren; her attentive and compassionate niece Christine Gervais; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Cecilia had a very special relationship with those who cared for her at Stardust House in Albuquerque. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to them for their constant caring, affection and commitment to Cecilia, particularly in her last months.
The family extends its deepest appreciation to Raylena, Jennifer, Donna, Crystal, Monica, Barbie and Mary, all of whom provided tireless, uncomplaining and exceptional care and love to Cecilia and her family. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to Sol Amor Hospice and its wonderful and dedicated nurses Jill and Radha.
A rosary and memorial in celebration of Cecilia's life will be held at St. Rita Parish in Carrizozo at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, with burial thereafter.
The family invites people to join them in remembering Cecilia at St. Rita's Parish Hall following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Rita Parish.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 22 to Mar. 22, 2012
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