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Juanita Ortiz

Juanita Ortiz, 81, of Humboldt died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home after a short battle with cancer. 
She was born May 16, 1929, in Chanute, to Juan and Brigida “Olivia” Serrato.
On Aug. 25, 1950, she married Vincent Ortiz in Bentonville, Ark. He is deceased.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons, Randy, Lawrence, Eddie and his wife, Beth, LaHarpe, and Roger, Danville, Ind.; three daughters, Carla Tabares and her husband, Tony, Chanute, Teresa Estrella, Aurora, Colo., and Patricia Hanes and her husband, Richard, Eudora; her companion, Bill Wright; 24 grandchildren, Randy Crumrine and David Matters, Denver, Colo., Elena Williams and Laura Estrella, Boise, Idaho, Jeremy Matters, North Hollywood, Calif., Erica Ulrich and Eric Hanes, Eudora, Jason Ortiz, Olathe, Christopher Ortiz, Lawrence, Valerie Ortiz, DeSoto, Michael Folk and Rusty Folk, Iola, Sarah Ortiz, Humboldt, Jaime Walker, LaHarpe, Josh Walker, Iola, Roger Cory Ortiz and Max Ortiz, Danville, Sierra Bauer, Wichita, Travis Tabares, Colorado Springs, Colo., Christopher Tabares, Springfield, Mo., Whitney Tabares, Lucas Tabares, Vincent Tabares and Mackenzie Tabares, Chanute; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Serrato and Emilio Serrato, Chanute; and two sisters, Esther Ortiz and Elisa Narvaez, Chanute.
A brother, Serfin Serrato, died earlier.
Mass of Christian burial was Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Memorials to Horizon Hospice or St. Patrick Catholic Church may be left at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. To leave a message for the family online visit PenwellGabelChanute.com.

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