Aurora Ortiz de Arias was born on November 20, 1939, in Santa Rosa Zacatecas, México, to Saturnino Ortiz and Beatriz Gonzales.
Aurora was a long-time resident of Watsonville. She loved cooking for her family. She also enjoyed gardening as well as being in nature. Aurora loved to spend time filling in coloring books. Above all, she was a loving mother and grandmother. She was the matriarch of a large family whom she guided in righteousness and raised with love.
Aurora is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Francisco Arias and their children Jesus, Ernesto, Gardenia, Esmeralda, Moises, Francisco, and Mayra. Also survived by Son and Daughter-in-laws, Lionel, Roxanna, Marina and Bertha. Her siblings Ruben Ortiz, Arturo Ortiz, Ortencia Rodriguez, Clemente Ponce, Tita Renteria, Carmen Felix and Ramiro Ortiz. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Isabel Tello.
A visitation will be held at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel on Sunday June 13th from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday June 14th at Our Lady of Assumption Church at 12:30 PM. Committal will follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.