Mary Cortez, 81, of Winters, died December 29, 2017. She was born March 13, 1936 in Millersview, Texas and grew up in Ballinger.

Mary Cortez, 81, of Winters, died December 29, 2017. She was born March 13, 1936 in Millersview, Texas and grew up in Ballinger. She married Epifanio “Pete” Cortez on October 12, 1953 in Winters. She worked at Dry Manufacturing and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.

She is survived by 4 children: Jessie Cortez of Winters, Linda Pierce and husband Gary of Bondsville, Massachusetts, Alice Palmertree of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Eloisa Lara and husband Rudy of Winters. 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Pete, 1 daughter, Emilinda Cortez, 1 son, Sam Cortez and 1 son-in-law, George Palmertree.

Rosary will be 6:30 P.M. Wednesday January 3, 2018 at Winters Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday January 4, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery directed by Winters Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.