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Dionicio G. Ortiz, Jr. passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the age of 64. He was born on January 31, 1950, to Dionicio and Julia Ortiz, Sr. in Odem, Texas. He lived his life in and around the Taft area, working as a farmer.

Dionicio is survived by his wife, Lilly Ortiz; his children: Jerry (Denise) Ortiz, Dionicio (Irma) Ortiz III, Juanita (Frank) Flores, Sandra (Steven) Reyes, Diana Ortiz, Yvonne Ortiz and Delia Ortiz; brothers, Fransico Ortiz, Sr., Jesus Ortiz, Sr.; sisters, Rita Garcia, Josefina Adame and Ramona Ortiz; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Taft Memorial Park.

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