Cecilia "La Titi", of Taos, passed away in her home. She was predeceased by her husband LT. Col. Daniel F. Cortez; parents José Estevan and Ester Mondragón; sister Molly Montoya; niece Kathy Mondragón; and brother-in-law Frank Montoya.
Cecilia was survived by and very proud of her only son Francisco E. Cortez (wife Gail); her adored grandchildren: Francisco Jr., Santiago, and Daniela; sister Manuelita Mondragón; brother Dennis Mondragón (wife Priscilla); and many very special nieces and nephews and friends.
Cecilia was a great woman and a woman of faith. She was simply "THE BEST" and will always be remembered for her caring nature, always willing to assist others before taking care of her own needs.
A Rosary was recited on April 7, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held April 8, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was April 9, 2010 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.