Dixie Ortiz, long time resident of Deming passed away on April 29, 2021. She was born on October 4, 1926 in Albuquerque, NM to Miguel Saavedra and Pamilia Swabacher Saavedra. Dixie was preceded in death by her husband Nick, her parents, several brothers and sisters, and two grandsons. She is survived by one brother, Ricardo Saavedra (Criselda) of Albuquerque, son Gale Ortiz (Donna) of Alamogordo, daughter Rita Ortiz Danner (Charles) of Belen, Son Gregory Ortiz of Las Cruces, daughter Regina Ortiz (Tim) of Alamogordo and daughter Dawn Ortiz-Payne (Jeff) of Missouri. She also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. From an early age Dixie was raised by her aunt, Rita Swabacher Gomez, and husband Elfido Gomez in Trinidad Colorado. After high school graduation she eventually moved back to Albuquerque, married and along with Nick raised their family.
Please join us for a memorial service honoring Dixie's life. Friday June 11, 2021 at 11:00am at Holy Family Catholic Church 615 S Copper street Deming N.M. Internment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery
Published by Deming Headlight on Jun. 4, 2021.