Maria T. Ortiz DeLeon, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.
She was born Aug. 13, 1940, to Rafael and Rafela (Ramirez) Ortiz at Guatemala City, Guatemala.
She married Carlos DeLeon in 1963 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He survives.
She formerly worked for the Liberal Inn for 25 years, and most recently, she worked for USD No. 480 for three years, retiring in 2011. She also worked as a seamstress in her spare time.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church of Liberal
Other survivors include one son, Hector DeLeon and wife, Norma, Olathe; three daughters, Maria E. DeLeon, Liberal, Claudia DeLeon Loya, Liberal, and Karla DeLeon Ortiz, Liberal; one brother, Francisco Ortiz, Guatemala; two sisters, Martha Aguilar, Guatemala, and Fidelia de Aquino, Guatemala; eight grandchildren, Deidra Ubeda, Christian Ubeda, Shawn DeLeon, Erik Loya, Christian DeLeon, Kevin Loya, Carlos Ruben DeLeon and Hector DeLeon Jr.; and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Lorena DeLeon Ortiz, two brothers, Pablo Ortiz and Federico Ortiz, and one sister, Zola Ortiz.
• Rosary and vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church
Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with Father Hector de la Vega presiding.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Brenneman Funeral Home
Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery, Liberal.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneral home.com.