DOWNEY - Esperanza Zavala Ortiz passed away March 10 in Downey at age 83.Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Pachuca, Hildalgo, Mexico, she was raised in Oaxaca by her parents and grandmother. She married Miguel Ortiz on Aug. 26, 1942 and shortly after they moved to the United States. Of Mayan and Irish heritage, she became a proud United States citizen in 1970. She was preceded in death when Miguel died in 1985, after 43 years of marriage. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra; son-in-law, Anthony (Lopeman); and grandchildren, Anthony and Anastasia. No funeral services will be held.
********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50