STERLING – Joseph Ortiz, 71, of Sterling, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at his home.
Joseph was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Sterling, the son of Milton and Maria (Trujillo) Ortiz. He was employed for several years with Woods Manufacturing in Oregon. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Living Bread Fellowship Church in Sterling.
Survivors include three sisters, Rosie (Arthur) Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas, Mary Jimenez and Dora Thibado, both of Sterling; and one brother, Clifford (Susan) of Sterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and three sisters.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.