Arturo Cortez

ULYSSES - Arturo Cortez, age 71, died Nov. 5, 2020, at his home in Ulysses, KS. He was born Jan. 30, 1949, in Doctor Arroyo, NL, Mexico, the son of Santos and Juana (Ramirez) Cortez. As a young man he obtained an associate’s degree. He left that behind, and he and his wife moved to the United States to live the American Dream. Arturo worked as a derrick hand in the oil fields.

Artuo is survived by his wife, Gloria of their home; children, Juan Cortez, Maria Landeros, Rosalinda Cortez, Elpidio Cortez, Fidencia Cortez, Jose Santos Cortez all of Ulysses, KS, Cristobal Cortez of Houston, Texas, Victoria Cortez of Ulysses, KS, Erasmo Cortez and Francisco Cortez both of Houston, Texas; brothers and sisters, 31 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Arturo is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Baltazar Cortez and Sergio Perez; and one sister, Irma Cortez.

Arturo’s remains will remain with his wife until they can both be laid to rest together, in Mexico. Condolences may be posted at

Posted online on November 10, 2020