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In Memory of

Mary Ellen Bortel

January 12, 1949 - February 24, 2013

Obituary



Mary Ellen Martinez Bortel



January 12, 1949 - February 24, 2013



Loving sister, mother and abuelita, she leaves behind daughter Elizabeth Loy, son-in-law Ronald Loy, daughter Jacquelynn Britts, son-in-law Michael Britts, grandsons Troy and Andrew Britts, sisters Eva Sabo and Lila Eaton, and brothers Jon, Roy and Michael Martinez, as well as many nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in passing by her mother Ramona Sookey, father Gregorio Martinez, step-father Sam Sookey, and by her sister Adelina Pierce and brother-in-law Arnold Pierce.



Mary Ellen Martinez Bortel



January 12, 1949 - February 24, 2013



Loving sister, mother and abuelita, she leaves behind daughter Elizabeth Loy, son-in-law Ronald Loy, daughter Jacquelynn Britts, son-in-law Michael Britts, grandsons Troy and Andrew Britts, sisters Eva Sabo and Lila Eaton, and brothers Jon, Roy and Michael Martinez, as well as many nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in passing by her mother Ramona Sookey, father Gregorio Martinez, step-father Sam Sookey, and by her sister Adelina Pierce and brother-in-law Arnold Pierce.



Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking meals (always enough for an army). She was always a welcoming host and truly believed 'the more, the merrier'. She was happiest when she was in the kitchen making food for the people she loved.



Mary was known for her loving spirit, kindness and her wonderful sense of humor. She made a lasting impression on everyone she met and was loved by all. She will be deeply missed.