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OBIT – Romana Ortiz Cortez

February 27, 1927 – February 23, 2018

We celebrate the life of Romana Cortez, of Kerrville, Texas, who passed away on February 23, 2018 in Stephenville, Texas.

She was born to Apolonio Ortiz and Micaela R. Ortiz of La Grulla, Texas, on February 27th, 1927. She went to schools in La Gruella, Texas and later moved to Mission, Texas where she graduated from Mission High School.

Romana met her husband and was married to him after six months of courtship. They were married 61 years until his death. She cared for him through a lengthy illness and their love is an inspiration to her family and many friends. Romana worked for the Kerrville State Hospital for many years where she also cultivated many strong friendships with her co-workers and the patients she served.

She is survived by her children which includes two sons, Sabino Cortez and his wife Richey, Javier Cortez and his wife Dyanne, and one daughter, Gloria Cortez.

Romana had six grandsons, and two granddaughters which brought great joy to her. They are Israh Cortez and his wife Melissa, Josiah Cortez and his wife Kristi, Anna Cortez and her fiancé Quinton, Joaquin Cortez and his fiancée Summer, Samuel Cortez, Paule Cortez, Terisa Cortez and her fiancé Julian, and Dante Cortez.

Romana was blessed with great-grandchildren who she enjoyed and loved deeply. They are Tristan, Cade, Dillon, Elijah, Gabriel, Olivia, Corri, Mia, Trinity, Mason, Maya, Juliet, Farrah, and Malachai.

She leaves behind many nephews and nieces who loved her very much and who she enjoyed spending time with. They are her children, too. She loved life and all the people in it.

Romana is preceded in death by the love of her life and husband, Sabino Cortez Sr.; her father, Apolonio Ortiz; her mother, Micaela R. Ortiz; and siblings, Lorenzo Ortiz, Rosa Ortiz, Abdon Ortiz, Acisla O. Rodriguez, and Eleuteria O. Rodriguez.

A Rosary will be said for her at Grimes Funeral Chapels on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. A Funeral Mass Celebration will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Guadalupana Lady’s Group at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Kerrville, Texas.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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