December 8, 1936 – September 27, 2019
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, nina and friend, Josefina Ortiz, born December 8, 1936, and who went home to Our Lord on Friday, September 27, 2019. Her parents were Jose & Amelia Ruiz. She was one of 10 siblings, which included three sisters (Matilda, Abigail, and Estela) and six brothers (Daniel, Ruben, Pablo, Rafael, Rofo and Tony). She was the youngest daughter. Josefina first came from Mexico to the U.S, at the age of 15. As the youngest daughter of ten, she spent a decade traveling with her family between the two countries working and helping contribute to a better life. She worked cutting flowers, in restaurants and in packing houses. Josefina met the love of her life, Jose Ortiz, at the age of 25. They were married for almost 50 years until he went home to our Lord eight years ago. They had four children, Patty Ortiz, Lisa Alonzo, Diana Ortiz, and Richard Ortiz; ten grandchildren, Emily Rodriguez, Roy Lopez, Isaac Alonzo, Brenda Ortiz, Jacob Alonzo, Alexis and R.J. Ortiz, Jeremiah and Jaylene Rosales, Jayden Ortiz; three great-grandchildren, Alianna, Kaylah, and Samantha Rodriguez; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. She enjoyed a very fruitful loving relationship with her husband and family. Josefina was known for the love of her family. This love was evident in the compassion and commitment to her vocation as a homemaker. She adored caring for her grandchildren; they all fondly remember how she always had a home-cooked meal waiting for them after school. Her cooking, love and devotion to them has left a loving imprint on her grandchildren’s hearts. Her devotion to her family was demonstrated by her continuous nurturing care and presence at all family functions, birthday celebrations, and sport activities despite her ailing health conditions. She was a source of constant support to her adult children and grandchildren. Her gentle kindness, love, and devotion to her family was a significant part of her life legacy. She will forever live in our hearts. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4th, at Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Rd., Camarillo, with the Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th , also at Padre Serra Parish. Entombment will follow mass at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, 2370 North H Street in Oxnard. To view and sign the online guest book go to www.dignitymemorial.com. Ted Mayr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA, is assisting the family with arrangements; 643-9977.