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George A. Ortiz Sr.

George A. Ortiz, Sr.

George A. Ortiz, Sr., of Medford, Ore., passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010, at his home. George was born on August 7, 1924, in Merida Yucatan, Mexico, to Ernesto Ortiz and Candita Mendoza Ortiz.

George married his beloved wife, Hazel E. Silva, on June 12, 1946. He worked for and retired from Boise Cascade after 34 years.

George was a longtime member, of 50 years, of the Masonic lodge #10. He enjoyed Fishing, hunting, camping with family, and summers at his summer home in Brookings, Ore.

George is survived by his wife, Hazel; son, George A. (Candy) Ortiz, of Medford, Ore.; daughters, Maria (Dick) McLaughlin, of Fla., Sandra (Steve) Buttolph and Diana (Russel) Nokes, both of Medford, Ore.; grandchildren, Brandy (Shaun) Ortiz, of Pa., Chris (Michelle) Ortiz, Eric Smith, Kari (Glenn) Potter, Mindy Lawruk, Stephen Buttolph, Shannon Dintleman, all of Medford, Ore., and Eric and Scott McLaughlin, both of Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elsy Ortiz Rosas; brothers, Armando Ortiz and Renan DeFranco; and nephew, Raul Roses Ortiz.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford, OR, 97501. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist church or Providence Hospice.