ULYSSES - Fidencia Cortez, age 43, died on Jan. 9, 2021, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, KS. She was born August 1, 1977, in La Mesa, Texas, the daughter of Arturo and Gloria (Rodriguez) Cortez. Fidencia was a CNA at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, KS.
Fidencia is survived by her children, Erasmo Cortez of Houston, Texas, Gabby Sanchez of Ulysses, KS, Juan Cortez of Garden City, KS, Yessenia Nava of Ulysses, KS, Brenda Nava of Ulysses, KS, Camila Murillo of Ulysses, KS, Cristina Leyva of Ulysses, KS, and Cristal Leyva of Ulysses, KS; mother, Gloria Cortez of Ulysses, KS; siblings, Juan Cortez. Maria Landeros, Rosalinda Cortez, Elpidio Cortez, Jose Santos Cortez all of Ulysses, KS, Cristobal Cortez of Houston, Texas, Victoria Cortez of Ulysses, KS, and Francisco Cotez of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren. Fidencia is preceded in death by her father, Arturo Cortez; and first husband, Erasmo Talavera.
Funeral service will be Jan. 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses, KS. Services may also be viewed on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Live. Visitation will be Jan. 14, 2021, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Fidencia Cortez Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS. 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com .
Posted online on January 13, 2021