Nancy Sue Ortiz passed away at home January 21, 2012. Nancy was born on July 17, 1946 in Nampa Idaho. Nancy married her first husband Gary Eveland, during that marriage she had her first two children, Anne and Terri. She later met her second husband of 43 years Zack Ortiz Sr. having four more children Gina, Jennifer, Zack Jr. and Amy. Our mom was very devoted to us. She always had her door open to any relative or friend in need of a place to stay. She never turned anyone away from her door. She kept her cabinets and fridge filled with food to feed any hungry person that came to her home. She always made large meals to ensure having lots of leftovers for family and friends. Before retiring Zack Sr. made sure to bring extra leftovers in his lunch because his coworkers loved her cooking.
Mom spent 27 years caring for her youngest daughter Amy, handicapped since birth, until Amy passed away six years ago. Mom's heartbreak continued with the passing of her second oldest daughter, Terri just three years ago.
We take comfort in knowing that she is in heaven at peace, no longer in pain, and with her two daughters. She is loved and missed dearly by her husband Zack Sr., her children Anne and Mary Kay Lambert, Gina and Lance Heslep, Jennifer Shuffelen, Zack Jr. and Sarah Ortiz. She was adored by her grandkids Miranda and Chase Heslep, Mariah & Jeremiah Shuffelen, Aaron, Mary D., Kathy, and Cate Lambert, Braxtyn, Emmersyn, and Annistyn Oritz, Alex and Jacob Nigg. Nancy will also be deeply missed by her sister Sue Payton.
A Celebration of life will be held at Christ Evangelical Church in Bellingham, WA on January 27th at 1:30.