Luis Cortez

Obituary of Luis Jose Cortez

Luis Cortez, 91, passed away in Gridley CA, on December 31, 2019 surrounded by his family. Luis was born on April 7, 1928 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Luis was a Gridley resident for 56 years. He worked for Peekema Brothers Ranch from the date he arrived to Gridley until he retired at the age of 80 as the ranch foreman. Luis was devoted and dedicated to his family and his job as a Ranch foreman. Worked six to seven days a week and took pride in running the ranch operations for George and Richard Peekema as if the ranch was his own. Luis enjoyed fishing and working on his vegetable gardens and spending time with his grandchildren. Luis is survived by his wife Laura Cortez of 58 years, his sister Maria Julia Cortez, of Yuba City and his brother Refugio Cortez from Auburn Ca. His three children Alejandro (Alex) Cortez, Peggy Edwards and Patricia (Patty) Cortez McMains both of Yuba City Ca. Six grandchildren, Ernesto Cortez, Alejandra Vianney Subia, Samantha Edwards, Jerred Edwards, Maddox McMains and Marissa McMains. Three great grandchildren, Julius Cortez, Marcus Cortez and Samuel Subia. Luis was preceded in death by his parents, Ireneo Cortez, Maria De La Luz Garcia Cortez and sisters Catalina Cardenas and Josefina Perez and his eldest son, Jose Luis (Louie) Cortez. A visitation for Luis will be on Sunday January 5, 2020 at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel from 5-7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday January 6, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gridley at 10 a.m. Interment will be held in the Gridley Biggs Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel, 530-846-2138.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel
679 Ohio St
Gridley, California, United States


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, January 6, 2020
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1560 Hazel Street
Gridley, California, United States
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