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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Seferino "Sefo" Ortiz

June 6, 1951 - October 27, 2018

Funeral services for Seferino "Sefo" Ortiz, 67, of Lamesa will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gwen Aldridge officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Viewing will be held Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday October 31, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and the family will receive guests Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel. Sefo passed away Saturday October 27, 2018 in Lubbock. He was born June 6, 1951 in Yorktown to Domingo and Candelaria (Perez) Ortiz. He married Sylvia Gonzalez Guajardo November 12, 1994 in Lamesa. They were married 23 years. Sefo worked at Ortiz Construction. He was a hardworker and impressively never complained about having to go to work a single day. He was a whiz at math which came in handy for all of the measuring he did while working. He had the best sense of humor and was always joking around. He was a true character and always spoke his mind. There was never a dull or quiet moment around him as he never met a stranger. He enjoyed playing the lottery, dancing and music, watching wrestling, HGTV, and old Westerns. He loved his family, his dog, Cheeto, and friends fiercely and unconditionally. Sefo is survived by his wife, Sylvia Ortiz of Lamesa; children, Terry Ortiz of Lamesa, Elise Ponce and husband, Nick of Rhome, Gregg Guajardo and wife, Francis of Lamesa, Seferino Ortiz Jr. "Pogo" and wife, Becky of Lamesa, Stephanie Ortiz of Lamesa, and Diana Ortiz of McAllen; brothers, Guadalupe Ortiz and wife, Tillie, and Oscar Ortiz and wife, Estella all of Lamesa; 19 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Maclovio Ortiz, Ruben Ortiz, Abundio Ortiz, and Samuel Ortiz; sister, Teresa Lopez; and mother-in-law, Eudelia Gonzalez. The family suggests memorials to The Gideons, or Lamesa Christian Fellowship Building Fund. To send condolences online, please visit


Seferino "Sefo" Ortiz
June 6, 1951 - October 27, 2018


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