It is with great sadness that the family of Rosita Teresa Ortiz, announce her passing. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 77.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Adolph Ortiz Jr (Sasha), Guillermo Ortiz (Elizabeth), and Marie Herminia Gazelle (George); thirteen grandchildren, as well as fifteen great grandchildren.
Teresa was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Adolph Ortiz Sr, infant daughter Rebecca Ortiz, brother Bennie Sendejas, grandson Trey Short and her parents Nino Sendejas and Lupe Cumbie.
She was born in Coleman, Texas and later moved to Mineral Wells, Texas; where she met her husband Adolph. She proudly stood by her husband's side as he served 11 years in the Army and they later settled in Killeen, Texas. Teresa retired after working many years for the school district. During her life, she touched many hearts and made many friends for life. She always had a way of making a person smile or laugh and she never met a stranger.
The viewing will be held from 5PM to 8PM, with a Rosary being held at 7PM, on August 27. 2020 at the Heritage Funeral Home 425 E Central Texas Expwy, Harker Heights, Texas. The mass will be held at 1PM on August 28, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home. 425 E. Central Texas Expressway Harker Heights, Tx. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
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