Carmen Rivera Ortiz
May 28, 1926  -  March 15, 2018

Carmen Rivera Ortiz

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Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Monday, March 19, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Rosary
Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00 p.m.
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Funeral Mass
St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal
1604 9th Ave. North
Texas City, TX  77590
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
11:00 a.m.
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Mt Olivet
7801 Gulf Freeway
Dickinson, TX  77539
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Carmen Rivera Ortiz, age 92, of Texas City, TX passed away on March 15, 2018 at her home, surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation will be held at Emken-Linton Funeral Home on Monday, March 19, 5:30-7:00 with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal in Texas City. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX. Family and Friends are welcome to join the family at Ponzini Hall at St. Mary’s after the burial service.

Carmen was born on May28, 1926 in Waco, Texas to Calixtro and Maria Rivera. Carmen spent her early years in Donna and Taft, Texas before making her home in Texas City. Carmen spent her life working hard and raising her family. She owned her own business and also retired from Texas City ISD. She loved to play Bingo, go to the Casino and go to garage sales to find her “Diamond and Pearl Treasures”. Family was very important to her and she was always ready to feed the masses (especially her “pink stuff”) that came to visit. “Grandma” as she was lovingly called by her kids and grandkids, would say her greatest achievement was raising her family. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church until her health declined.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, her 1st husband, Indercio Reyes, her 2nd husband Moses Ortiz, Granddaughter Delores Reyes Atchley, and a son-in-law Moe Nekooi.

She is survived by her children Calistro Reyes (Olivia), Norma Nekooi , Noemi Garza, Martin Reyes (Cristina), Edward Reyes (Debi); and Indercio Reyes (Patricia). She is also survived by many Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great child and her beloved daughter-in-law, Kim Reyes.

Pall Bearers will be Tomas Reyes, Michael Nekooi, Eddie Reyes, Martin Reyes, Danny McFarland and Samuel Reyes. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Danny Reyes, Bobbie Garza, David Reyes, David McFarland, Joseph Reyes, Eli Reyes and Rojolio Reyes

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