Lydia Mari Ortiz completed her earthly journey at age 42 on October 29, 2021, surrounded by her family and the intimate comforts of home. From the moment of birth she was a miracle, surviving a rare genetic disorder and later thriving despite her medical condition. She continued to be a miracle throughout her life; always defying the expectations of doctors and others with a tenacity that defines her character perfectly.
Lydia was blessed to have developed unique, loving bonds with her five immediate siblings, who watched over her throughout her life: Nicole, Scott, Jacob, Kimberly, and William. Lydia blessed her family with her sweet spirit, joyous smile, and her infectious, full-bodied laugh. She will be greatly missed by her large, extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and her forever-caretaker, Aunt Theresa.
The Ortiz Family would like to extend their gratitude to the many families, friends, schools, Unified Community Connections, DDA, and ARC for all the support Lydia received throughout her life. Lydia leaves behind the gift of compassion, and her spirit lives on through enduring kindness, which is our lesson and her legacy.
Please consider a donation to Lydia's family to help with funeral costs during this difficult time. All donations go directly to the parents of Lydia.
Her full obituary can be found here