Ama Rosa L. Ortiz, 93, passed away September 26, 2008 in an Alice hospital.

She was born September 30, 1915 in Encino, Texas, to Irenio and Eloisa Lopez.  Ortiz was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesus Ortiz;  and four sons, Jesse Jr., Avelino, Gilberto and Ruben.

Survivors include seven daughters, Teresa Castaneda of Lubbock, Marina Garza, Berta Gonzalez and Rosie Mungia, all of Alice, Belinda Olivarez of Hereford, Olga Acuna of Alice and Norma Manzano of Garden City, Kansas; one son, Joe Luis Ortiz Sr. of Alice; two sisters, Jesusa Castellano of Hemet, Calif., and Consuelo Castellano of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Ireneo Lopez of Premont and Andres Lopez of Alice; 58 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Holmgreen Mortuary  Chapel in Alice with a Rosary recited that evening.  Funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 29, 2008 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice.  Burial followed at Old Collins Cemetery in Alice.

Holmgreen Mortuary in charge of arrangements.