Jessie Cortez, 63, of Winters passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Jessie Cortez, 63, of Winters passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018.

He was born August 6, 1954 to Epifanio and Maria Cortez in Winters, where he grew up and attended school. He worked for Dry’s Mfg. and later Mueller Inc.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Maria Cortez, 1 brother, Sam Cortez and 1 sister, Melinda Cavanaugh, and his brother-in-law George Palmertree.

He is survived by 3 sisters: Linda Pierce and husand Gary of Bondsville, MA; Alice Palmertree of Pagosa Springs, CO; and Eloisa Lara and husband Rudy of Winters; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Lighthouse Community Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to close friend, Janet Aleman.