David L. Cortez, Sr. passed away on July 28, 1998 due to complications relative to a stroke.
He was born February 27, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Genaro and Antonia Leija Cortez. He married RaMona Gallegos on June 25, 1955. Later divorced.Dave spent 10 years in the Air Force. He attended Weber State, the U or U, and graduated from BYU. He taught high school Spanish and interpreted for the courts and worked for the State Board of Education for 10 years. He was an avid supporter of the Hispanic community.
He is survived by his daughter, Daveen (John) Armocida; sons, David (Sandy) Cortez, Jr., and Daren (Chandra) Cortez; grandchildren, Vince and Amber Nelson, and Alissa, Josh, and Megan Cortez; brothers, Martin (Chelo) Cortez and Sam Cortez; sisters, Rose Lozano and Lucy Mireles.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call one hour prior to service. As per Dave's wishes, he will be buried in the Price City Cemetery.
"Rest in Peace, Dave. Hasta La Vista - Vaya Con Dios."
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