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  • HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
  • 630 - 7th Avenue N
    Edmonds, Washington 98020
    May 26, 2017
    Begins at 11:00 am
    Ends at :00

    RECEPTION
  • HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
  • 630 - 7th Avenue N
    Edmonds, Washington 98020
    May 26, 2017
    Following Memorial

    COMMITTAL
  • HOLYROOD CATHOLIC CEMETERY
  • 205 NE 205th
    Shoreline, Washington
    May 26, 2017
    Following Reception

    Geraldine Ana Ortiz y  LaPierre
    January 14, 1936
    April 22, 2017
    Edmonds, Washington
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    After a rapid decline and struggle over the last 10 months with advanced Congestive Heart Failure, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, Geraldine Ana Ortiz y LaPierre of Albuquerque, NM went back to heaven on Earth Day April 22, 2017 at 5:40 am. We held her hands as she peacefully transitioned into her everlasting life. It was heartbreaking, but gentle. We feel lost and numb, but we knew this was her only option. We are so thankful for God's love and mercy, and for this chance to be together.

    “Jeri” was born on January 14, 1936 at home in Ortiz, CO to Jose Francisco Anselmo Ortiz Salazar and Maria Raphaelita Garcia Salazar.  She was the 9th child of 14.  She loved her siblings and has many entertaining and heart wrenching stories of their lives together on the family’s large sheep and cattle ranch.  She was a life-long devout Catholic.

    After graduating from McCurdy Mission Boarding School, she left home at a young age in search of something more than the ranch life had to offer.  She met Georges Henri LaPierre at a dance in Colorado Springs. ...


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