Oralia Ortiz López, 41, passed on peacefully on Feb. 2, 2013, at her home in Grass Valley, after a brief struggle with cancer.
There will be a memorial service held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Grass Valley Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley, Calif. There will be a reception with food following.
Oralia was born on Sept. 7, 1971, in Chiapas, Mexico, the daughter of Sebastiana Ortiz and Romeo Lopez both from Mexico.
Oralia finished school in Mexico then came to America at age 17. Coming to Los Angeles, Calif., she worked and tried to build a new life. Her life continued on to Atlanta, Ga., where she raised her two sons. She had two full-time jobs and took night classes.
In 2002, she moved to the beautiful town of Grass Valley where she became a local and ran her own housecleaning business. Oralia was a beautiful and great daughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend. Her smile, her laugh, her serious stares live on. Her vibes still flow; her amazing personality will still shine.
Oralia is survived by her sister, Fulvia Escobar; brother, Epigmeno Lopez; sons, Juan Sandoval and Dereck Lopez. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to chase bank account number #2931250117.