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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On April 19, 2021 @ 1:50 pm In Obituary | 4 Comments

Virginia Orta

Virginia Ruiz Orta, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021. She was born on Sunday, March 29, 1931 to Ignacio Ruiz and Hilaria Apodaca in Superior, Arizona. When Virginia was a young child, she and her family moved and travelled throughout Mexico. They began their journey in Sonora and later moved to Nororzari Compos, then on to Era Sierra Almos, Mexico where this would be home. At the age of fourteen, Virginia and the family moved to Tucson, Arizona and later to Phoenix. Virginia was a devoted loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Throughout her life she was known to help anyone in need. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Marianne. She is survived by her five children Martha, Bill, Andy, Paul, and Chris. She was a loving grandmother to six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Virginia’s legacy will live on in all of us. A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Service will be on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N Third Street, Phoenix.

Condolences for the family of “ORTA, VIRGINIA RUIZ”

Condolence from Bertha Blair on April 19th, 2021 6:25 pm

Im very sorry for your loss.My prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Connie Valdivia on April 19th, 2021 9:02 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Orta family. May you all cherish the memories of Virginia, as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother too. Hopefully sharing your memories with each other will ease some of the pain you are all going through. Love to you all, Robert and Connie Valdivia and family.

Condolence from Arleen on April 19th, 2021 11:20 pm

My Tia’s beauty, love and courage will be remembered and carried in our hearts.
May you remember that she loved you with all of her heart

Condolence from Gloria Mulligan on April 24th, 2021 2:17 pm

Love and prayers to all your family. Your mother was very special. She was so beautiful inside and out. She was always very kind and loving. She was a dear friend. I’m glad we had a visit together and we took some nice pictures.
Planning to be at her mass at St. Mary’s on the 3oth.

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