Saturday April 17, 2021
Luz Maria Ortiz, age 74, of Merrillville, Indiana passed away after a year-long fight against cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family when she passed on April 17, 2021.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a nanny, an assistant teacher, and volunteer. Her greatest passions included traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known as "mom or Lucy" to many, and she was the one who many came to rely on as their "rock". She was a calm spirit and the voice of reason to all who needed her, and it was not unheard of for her to open her home to someone in need.
She is survived by her husband, Ray, and their children; Jackie, Alex, Michael, and Christine and her five grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son Ray Anthony, her sister Connie, and her father Jose.
Services will be held privately for immediate family and close friends.
A fundraiser page is being set up in memory of our mother whose life was taken too soon by cancer. She dreamt of the day that no child would ever suffer from this dreadful disease. St. Jude Research Hospital is a charity that was dear to her heart, and for this we ask friends and family to make a small donation in her honor. http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=39300&px=7027835&pg=personal
She will always be loved, will never be forgotten, and will be forever missed.