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Aurelia Tafoya Ortiz
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1910
Kelly
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 2006
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Aurelia was born in Kelly, NM where her father owned a mercantile store. She married Jose Ortiz in 1927. She and her husband moved to Magdalena to raise their family after the mines in Kelly closed. Her husband, Jose, passed away in 1971, and she lived in their home until 1998, when she moved to Albuquerque to live with her son, Pat.

Aurelia was also preceded in death by her son Frank; four brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her sons and their wives, Sevy and Mamie, of Magdalena, Bert and Cecilia, of Truth or Consequences, Pat and Bonnie of Albuquerque; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law; many special nieces, nephews, and friends.

Aurelia was a very vivacious woman and lived life to the fullest. She was the 1982 Old Timers Queen at age 70. She was a great seamstress and loved to crochet and do all sorts of arts and crafts. She will be missed by all.

Services were held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Magdalena, NM. on December 27, 2006. The Rosary was recited at 10:00 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11:00 a.m., with burial following. Pallbearers were Larry Ortiz, Dion Ortiz, Jared Key, Ralph Perry, A.B. Tafoya, and Ben Tafoya.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cleto Tafoya (1868 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Jose Ortiz (1902 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Jose Severo Ortiz (1931 - 2012)*
  Frank Mike Ortiz (1934 - 1986)*
  Albert E Ortiz (1935 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Tafoya Gaines (1903 - 1999)*
  Adolfo Tafoya (1906 - 1983)*
  Aurelia Tafoya Ortiz (1910 - 2006)
  Marian Tafoya Perry (1912 - 1996)*
  Lupe Tafoya Montoya (1919 - 2004)*
  Ladislado M. Tafoya (1922 - 2005)*
  Cleto M Tafoya (1925 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magdalena Community Cemetery
Magdalena
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Vonna
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38930549
Aurelia <i>Tafoya</i> Ortiz
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