Yolanda D. Ortiz

January 29, 1961December 24, 2018

Yolanda D. Ortiz

January 29, 1961 – December 24, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Yolanda D. Ortiz after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Yolanda was born in El Paso, TX to Socorro Barajas and Richard Ortiz. The family moved to La Union, NM in 1961 where she was raised. She graduated from Gadsden High School in 1979 and worked at Border Steel Mills after graduation. She went on to drive school buses for Boone Transportation, Helweg & Farmer of Las Cruces, and Canutillo ISD until she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

Yolanda is survived by her daughter Jaclyn (Edward) Vasquez, a grand daughter Jocelyn Vasquez, mother Socorro Barajas, sister Gracie (Rick) Ramirez, brothers Oscar (Minnie) Menchaca, Henry Ortiz, and Ruben (Darlene) Ortiz, two nephews Richard and Aaron Ortiz, one niece Melynda Menchaca, a great nephew Jaden Ortiz, and two great nieces Kaylee and Rylee Ortiz, along with aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding in death are her father Richard Ortiz, step-father Freelin Barajas, and maternal grandparents Silvano and Andrea Duran, and her chihuahua Missy.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge church in La Union, NM. Burial will follow at La Union cemetery.


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Chuy Delgado

January 14, 2019

Praying that God grants you and your family tranquillity and peace in this time of sorrow. Know that we are here for you and love you very much. Your mama was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. God has called her home now, may you be at peace knowing she’s resting in heaven.
Love you mija
Tio Chuy

Maria (Chavela) Delgado

January 13, 2019

Yolie I want to thank you for being a wonderful sister-in-law, comadre and a great auntie to Isabel, Mundo and Hasmin. You were also a wonderful godmother to Isabel. We love you and will miss you dearly ❤️ May you Rest In Peace 🙏🏼 We now have another beautiful angel watching over us.

Juan Delgado

January 11, 2019

Rest in Peace Comadre! I promise to continue checking up on my goddaughter Jackie, even from afar as I I'm sure you will too, providing her with love, blessings and comfort to help her cope with the loss of her wonderful momma. Love you.

The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you
and whispered, "Come with me"

With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.

It's lonesome here without you
We miss you so each day,
Our lives aren't the same
Since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
"Cheer up and carry on."

Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
"Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping,
We'll meet again someday."

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