Alfred M. Ambriz Sr., 79, died Friday Aug. 2, 2019, at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin. He was born May 16, 1940, in Cameron, Texas, to Jose and Maria (Munoz) Ambriz.

He courted Patsy Urteaga and they later married on July 23, 1960. They moved to Deerfield in 1971. He had worked for Texas Tech and as a leader operator in the agriculture industry.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ambriz of the home; children, Alfred Ambriz Jr. and wife Lucy of Garden City, Lisa Ambriz Morales and husband Christopher of Garden City and Karen Ambriz Lopez and husband Leonard of Garden City; siblings, Connie Ambriz Perez of Houston, Texas, Jose Ambriz, Jr. of Rosebud, Texas, and Juan Ambriz of Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren, Dominic Lopez, Melody Davis, Amber Dillinger, Nakita Ambriz, Kendra Koehn and Kelsey Estrada; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Julio, Jesus and Fredie Ambriz.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakin. Burial will follow at Deerfield Cemetery. Memorials are to be made to the Alfred M. Ambriz Memorial Fund in Care of the Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin, P.O. Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860.

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