Maria F. Ortiz “Aunt Bunny”, age 70 of Saginaw, Michigan passed away July 6, 2019 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper. The daughter of the late Ignacio and Benita Estrada, Maria was born December 23, 1948 in Saginaw. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School. She married Manuel Ortiz on November 23, 1980 in Saginaw. Mrs. Ortiz was a member of Old Town Christian Outreach Center. She enjoyed Mexican music, visiting rummage sales and looking for knick-knacks, having different purses, shopping Wal-Mart, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Manuel; 7 children, Esperanza Gomez, Leticia Gomez, Velia (Yolanda Perez) Gomez, Manual Ortiz III, Martin Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, and Casey Gomez; 13 grandchildren, Ashley Gomez, Marissa Mejia, Michael Rosas Gomez, Celestina Gomez, Jessica Aquilar, Alicia Aguilar, Raymond Gomez Francisco Gomez, David DeLeon, Stephanie Ortiz, Julianna Ortiz, Elijah Ortiz, and Antonio Rodriguez; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings, Isabel (Librado) Perez, Jose (Cheryl) Estrada, and Elizabeth Estrada; and 2 close friends, Sally and Gladys.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Anthony Gomez; and a sister Carmen Leiton Estrada.
Funeral Service will take place 2:00 p.m. Friday at Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw with Pastor Don Dinninger officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.