Basilia Lara Ortiz of Jourdanton passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the age of 69. She was born in Charlotte on March 8, 1949 to Juan and Margarita (Ramirez) Lara.

Basilia is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Antonio Ortiz, Sr. of Jourdanton; daughters, Erlinda Ybarra of Jourdanton, Delia Muraira and husband Roger, Jr. of Lytle and Celia Chapa of Jourdanton; son, Tony Ortiz, Jr. and wife Helly of Christine; sisters, Juana Lopez and husband Felipe of Pearsall and Petra Cardona of Andrews; brothers, Refugio Lara and wife Raquel of Charlotte and Gregorio Lara and friend Elida of Charlotte; sisters in law, Tomasa Olivarri of Jourdanton, Maria Rodriguez of Campbellton, Vicenta Guevara of Jourdanton, Catarina Guerrero of Coleman, Lupe Olivarri of Poteet, Sofia Casanova of Jourdanton, and Minnie Ortiz of Hereford and brother in law, Marcos Ortiz and wife Frances of Jourdanton. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Theresa Ybarra and partner Nick, Christina Aguilar and husband Lalo, Ryder Muraira, Manuel Muraira, Samuel Muraira, Wyatt Chapa, Arianna Ortiz, Marco Ortiz, Daniella Ortiz, Adrian Delgado; four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and special family friends Marta Duc Van Lazaro and family.

Basilia is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Margarita Lara; sisters in law, Isabel Gonzalez, Petra Gallegos, Teresa Covarubio and Victoria Ortiz; father and mother in law, Jose and Antonia Ortiz; son in law, Rudy Ybarra and brothers in law, Isabel Cardona, Francisco Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, Julian Ortiz, Eusebio Guevara and Pablo Rodriguez.

Visitation will be conducted at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary recited at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton on Thursday, Sep- tember 20, 2018 at 9:00 am followed by interment at San Jose Cemetery. For anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family, share memories or sign the online guestbook you may do so at

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