Fernando Ortiz, 104, of Toppenish died Friday. Mr. Ortiz was born in Mexico and moved to the area in 1953. He worked for Shinn and Son Farms on the Satus until 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe Ortiz; seven daughters, Mary Esqueda, Adelaida Ortiz, Rosita Sanchez, Isabel Vela, Yolanda Salinas, Julianita Payne and Eloise Ortiz-Contreras; three sons, Jose Ortiz, Jorge Ortiz and Alberto Ortiz; 46 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today, with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m., at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church in Zillah. Burial will follow in the Zillah Cemetery.