April 1, 1943 — July 18, 2013
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 25 for Libby “Cuata” Ortega Solarez of Patterson, who died on Thursday, July 18 at her daughter’s residence.
Ms. Solarez, 70, was born in Brawley and was a resident of Patterson for 44 years. She was a homemaker for 50 years and enjoyed visiting the casinos, cooking, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Solarez is survived by her sons, Ruben and wife Prissy Estrada of Patterson, Birdie and wife Terri Rodriguez of Patterson; daughters, Becky Rodriguez of Patterson and Rachel and husband Orlando Gallegos of Patterson; brother, Manuel Solarez of Patterson; sister, Angie Wilson of Patterson; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her parents, Casimiro and Julia Solarez and six brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
A visitation will be observed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 followed by a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 529 I St., in Patterson. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. Burial will follow at Patterson District Cemetery, 10800 Highway 33, Patterson.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Solarez’s name may be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356.
Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave., in Patterson, is handling the arrangements.