Guadalupe Ortiz ‘Wally’ Sanchez

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Guadalupe Sanchez

Memorial Mass for Cortez resident Guadalupe Ortiz “Wally” Sanchez will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

A Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the church.

Wally was born July 5, 1947, in Depew, Okla. the son of Hilario and Louisa (Ortiz) Sanchez. He passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence, at the age of 65.

On April 12, 1997, Wally married Mary Alvillar in Gainesville, Tex.

Surviving Wally are his wife, Mary Sanchez, of Cortez; his mother, Louisa Sanchez Garza, of Fort Worth, Texas; his stepchildren, Cristina Briceno, Norma Jean Briceno, and Gilbert Briceno; his step-grandchildren, Adam, Gabriel, Joseph, and Morgan Briceno; three step-great-grandchildren; his siblings, Larry Sanchez of Jacksonville, Fla., Janie, Erma, Linda, Dalia, Renee; his half-siblings, Robert, Anthony, Michael, and Michelle; and by his step-siblings, Ricky Garza, Kathy, Barbara, Rose and Mary. Wally was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.