Epifanio “Pete” Cortez, 85, of Winters, died October 21, 2017. He was born July 11, 1932 in Dickens, Texas.

Epifanio “Pete” Cortez, 85, of Winters, died October 21, 2017. He was born July 11, 1932 in Dickens, Texas. He moved to Winters at the age of 6. He married Maria Luera on October 12, 1953 in Winters. He worked as a supervisor at Dry Mfg. for over 26 years. He is survived by his wife: Mary Cortez of Winters. 4 children: Jessie Cortez of Winters, Linda Cortez-Pierce and husband Gary of Bondsville, MASS., Alice Palmertree of Pagosa Springs, CO. and Eloisa Lara and husband Rudy of Winters. 3 brothers: Earnest Cortez of Denver, CO., Greg Cortez of Denton and Paul Rodriguez of Bridgeport. 4 sisters: Nelly Cortez of Denton, Dora Sanchez of Amarillo, Pauline Guidet of Erath, LA. And Gloria Arkers of Denton. 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Emilinda Cortez, a son, Sam Cortez and a son-in-law, George Palmertree.

In Pete’s on words: “I hope that I have been a fair man to all”.

Rosary was held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday October 24, 2017 at Winters Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday October 25, 2017 at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery directed by Winters Funeral Home.

The family request memorials be made to Winters Healthcare and Rehab.(Formerly the Senior Citizens Nursing Home)