Obituary: Luis A. Ortiz-Vargas
Luis A. Ortiz-Vargas
Luis A. Ortiz-Vargas of Exeter, Calif. passed away on Oct. 17, 2019 at his home in Exeter. He was 77 years old.
Luis was born on Feb. 20, 1942 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Florencio and Amada Ortiz. He married the love of his life Marina Rosado on Nov. 22, 1959 in Puerto Rico. He moved to Exeter in 1963 where he worked as a farm laborer for over 50 years.
Luis is preceded in death by his parents Florencio and Amada Ortiz; brother Florencio Ortiz Jr.; sister Lizette Mccuistion; and grandson Patrick Ortiz.
He is survived by his wife Marina Ortiz; children Luis and Roseanne Ortiz, Maria Ortiz, Elvin and Chrissy Ortiz, Felix and Niki Ortiz; brothers and sisters Ventura Seda, Carmen Vargas, Daniel Ortiz, Alice Steckman, Lucy Brown, Mirta Davis, Efrain Ortiz, Norberto Ortiz, Lydia Chavez; grandchildren Eduardo Rubio, Erika Rubio, Ivan Rubio, Joseph Ortiz, Elvin Ortiz Jr., Chris Ortiz, Daniel Ortiz, and Savannah Ortiz; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 with Rosary following at 6 p.m. at Smith Family Chapel, 505 E. Pine St. in Exeter. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 with Father Rod of St. Anthony’s Retreat officiating at Smith Family Chapel. Burial will follow at Exeter Cemetery, 719 E, Marinette. Pallbearers will be Edward Rubio, Ivan Rubio, Joseph Ortiz, Elvin Jr, Ortiz, Chris Ortiz and Daniel Ortiz all grandsons of Luis Angel Ortiz-Vargas. Arrangements are by Smith Family Chapel. Condolences may be made online at SmithFamilyChapel.com.