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 Aurelia <I>Tafoya</I> Ortiz

Aurelia Tafoya Ortiz

Birth
Kelly, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Death 21 Dec 2006 (aged 96)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 38930549 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Vonna
  • Added: 30 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38930549
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aurelia Tafoya Ortiz (20 Aug 1910–21 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38930549, citing Magdalena Community Cemetery, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Vonna (contributor 46495112) .