LA JOYA – Nicolas Ortiz, 96, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Mission Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ortiz was born on Dec. 7, 1920 to Margarito Ortiz and Inocencia Muniz in Tabasco, Texas.
Survivors include his children, Ricardo Ortiz, Yolanda Ortiz Alaniz and Juan David Ortiz; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held on Dec. 23 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in La Joya. Burial followed at Havana Cemetery in La Joya.