Gloria J. Cortez
Gloria J. Cortez
  • January 28, 1931 - November 18, 2017
  • Murphy, Texas

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Gloria Jayme Cortez, 86, of Murphy, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Gloria was born in Mandaue City, Philippines on January 28, 1931. She graduated from St. Peter’s High School in Ormoc City and continued on to receive a teaching degree from the University of San Carlos in Cebu. She worked as an elementary school teacher for the City of Mandaue at Basak and Central schools until her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, and lovingly took care of her many grandchildren.

Gloria was married to Orencio Cortez on May 1, 1955; they were married 34 years until he passed away in 1989.

Gloria is survived by her nine children – Glenna, Orwen, Adeline, Louella, Jane, Ophelia, Yulinda, Sheldon and Neil – and by her 20 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and other family and friends.

Gloria is preceded in death by husband Orencio and grandchildren Joachim Cortez and Keziah Micah Kho.

A memorial service will be held on Dec. 9 at 2:00 PM at Rolling Oaks Memorial Center in Coppell, TX. Visitation will be held on Dec. 8 at 5:00-8:00 PM, also at Rolling Oaks.

Interment will take place at Mactan Island Memorial Garden in Lapu-Lapu City in the Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 16 after the Requiem Mass at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph Parish Church in Mandaue City. Funeral arrangements are being handled by St. Peter’s Memorial Chapel in Mandaue City where a wake will be held on Dec. 13-15; prayers will be held each evening at 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Yulinda Kho or Adeline Lauron. The family of Gloria Cortez wishes to thank all family and friends for their thoughts and prayers.