Noe Ortiz of Kingsville, veteran home missionary, died Oct. 6. He was 86. Ortiz was born on April 10, 1934, in Castanos, Coahuila, Mexico to Rito Ortiz and Teresa F. Ortiz. He served two years in the U.S. Army. Ortiz worked in the gospel ministry more than six decades, including 35 with the North American Mission Board. In recent years, he was associate pastor at Coastal Bend Fellowship. He was preceded in death by his brothers Marcelino Ortiz, Elias Ortiz and Juvenal Ortiz, and by his sister Teresa Ortiz. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Carmen N. Ortiz; sons Noe Ortiz Jr., Jonathan Ortiz and wife Nora, and David Ortiz and wife Albesa; daughter Ruth Konderla and husband Mike; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Fernando Ortiz; and sister Pepita O. Millan.
Obituary: Noe Ortiz
October 9, 2020