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Dora Alonzo Cortez

April 20, 1927 — March 20, 2024

The world became brighter on April 20, 1927, the day that Dora Cortez was born. She was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on March 20, 2024. Dora was born in Elmendorf, Texas to Francisca Goana and Encarnacion Alonzo. She was a devout Catholic, and through her love of serving, attained the roles of president of Catholic Women's Organization and Midland-Odessa Deanery, member of the Guadalupanas and Odessa Lions Club, and volunteered her time to Catholic Charities.

She enjoyed vacationing with her daughters on their annual trip to Las Vegas and celebrating Fiesta, San Antonio. Dora showed her love in many forms, which included cooking her infamous tamales and instructing Ballet Folklorico.

 Dora leaves behind a legacy for her family with the traditions she started, like elaborate Christmas celebrations. She showed resilience by continuing to be a pillar of strength for her family. Despite being left a widow at 45, she remained steadfast in her faith and her devotion to her family.

 Welcoming her at the gates of heaven are her beloved husband, Martin Cortez, her 6 children, Richard Cortez, Paula Mackowiak, Esperanza (Hope) Cortez, Lydia Cortez, Hortencia Mancha, and Sylvia Bustos. She is survived by Consuelo Delgado, Yolanda Herrera (Elyceo), Rosie Silva (Mike), Martin Cortez Jr., Frances Hernandez, Elvia Munoz (Joe), Brenda and Lisa Cortez, 22 grandchildren, 38 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, her cherished best friend Teresa Carrasco and the Carrasco family.

 The pallbearers will be Arturo Carrasco, Andy Carrasco, Phillip Carrasco, Juan Delgado III, Erik Mancha, and Casey Mancha. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Delgado, Martin Blas Cortez.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 24th from 1pm-9pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7pm at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 1pm on Monday, March 25th, intermittent to follow at Ector County Cemetery, Peaceful Gardens section.

 The family would like to express their gratitude for everyone’s condolences and continued prayers.

 Dora leaves behind 96 years worth of memories for her loved ones to cherish, she will forever remain in our hearts.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, March 24, 2024

1:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Martinez Funeral Home & Crematory

1040 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Rosary

Sunday, March 24, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Martinez Funeral Home & Crematory

1040 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Mass

Monday, March 25, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

St Joseph's Catholic Church

907 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Burial

Monday, March 25, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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