Elpidio Fernandez Ortiz
1943 – 2021
It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of our beloved father and husband Elpidio Fernandez Ortiz, a longtime resident of Watsonville. Elpidio passed away peacefully on June 16, 2021 in his home at the age of 78, surrounded by his family. Elpidio was born on April 11, 1943, a child of Socorro Fernandez and Soledad Ortiz, and raised in Gomez Farias, Michoacán, Mexico. Elpidio married the love of his life Alicia Rocha Magana in their hometown of Gomez Farias and remained married for 49 years until his passing. God blessed their marriage with five daughters: Elvia, Yolanda, Rosa, Angelica and Maria. Elpidio and Alicia immigrated to Watsonville, where he spent the last decades of his life surrounded with family.
Elpidio was the pillar of the family: a responsible, hardworking and respectful father and husband whose only priority in life was the wellbeing of his family. He enjoyed spending his free time with his family telling stories of his ancestors and watching movies of his youth.
Elpidio will forever be remembered and deeply missed by his wife, children, eleven grandchildren, as well as all his close friends. Elpidio’s courage, gentle heart and humble nature will set an example for generations of loved ones.
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