Obituary for Rebecca Ann Hughes Ortiz

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Hughes Ortiz, of Safford, passed away on Sept. 2, 2020, at the age of 63. She was born Jan. 27, 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Gerald “Jerry” and Sherry Beaver Hughes.

Her family moved to Safford, Arizona in 1967, where she attended school from fourth grade until she graduated in 1975. She met her husband Tony her senior year. Becky attended Missouri Southern State University from 1975-1976. Tony and Becky married on May 17, 1980, and were married 40 years at the time of her passing.

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Hughes Ortiz

Becky enjoyed going camping, her pets, plants, and traveling. She also loved to spend as much time with the family that she could.

She leaves behind her children, Michael Ortiz (Molly), Estephan “Bubba” Ortiz, and Emily Ortiz; her three grandchildren, Brooks, Isa, and Ruth, and her siblings, Beth, Melissa, Amy, Mickie, and Joe.

A celebration of life for Becky will be held Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the carriage room at the Manor House.

Editor’s Note: The Ortiz family is planning a separate celebration of life for Becky at a later date.

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