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December 09th, 2022

rafaela sandoval delgadoRafaela Sandoval Delgado, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 at her home in Liberal.  

She was born Oct. 24, 1938 to Jose Cruz Sandoval and Leandra Delgado.

She married Juan Ortiz Gonzalez Feb. 16, 1963. He survives.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting, and walking in the afternoons. 

She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.

Survivors also include four daughters: Maria Mauldin, Liberal, Maria Refugio Ortiz, Juarez, Mexico, Alejandrina Ortiz, El Paso, Texas, and Karla Ortiz, El Paso, Texas; three sons: Jose Antonio Ortiz, Juarez, Mexico, Jose Guadalupe Ortiz, Juarez, Mexico, and Raul Ortiz, Juarez, Mexico; three sisters: Avelina Sandoval, Redlands, Calif., Graciela Maritano, Indianapolis, and Teresa Ortiz, Hollywood, Calif.; brothers, Jose Sandoval, Laverne, Calif., and Tomas Sandoval, Los Angeles; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

• Funeral services took place Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at the Miller Mortuary Chapel in Liberal, with Fr. Augustine Owusu presiding.

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