Mary Perez Obituary

Mary E. Ortale Perez
Mary E. Ortale Perez
Mary E. Ortale Perez

May 9, 1915 - March 27, 2004
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mary E. Ortale Perez, 88, died in peace surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Taylor House. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at St. Ambrose Cathedral. Burial at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Mary was born May 9, 1915 to Michael and Christine Ortale. On June 12, 1933 she married Rito Perez, who preceded her in death last year. Mary was a loving wife and mother who worked in the family grocery store and restaurant business. She was a life-long member of St. Ambrose Cathedral and a North High School graduate. Mary was a very devoted person who was loved by all.

She is survived by daughters, Judith Perez Conner, Rose (Jack) Inman and Rita Perez all of Des Moines; sons, Richard "Chico" (Flori) Perez of Des Moines, Albert (Pattie) Perez of Orlando, FL and Rito "Pep" Perez of Des Moines; sister, Angie Barlow of Pahrump, NV and brother, Mike Ortale of Huntington Beach, CA; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m., Sunday and after 1 p.m., Monday at Dunn's Funeral Home with family present from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Cathedral or InTrust Hospice.




Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, March 29, 2004
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, March 30, 2004


St. Ambrose Cathedral
6th & High Streets
Des Moines, IA US
Intrust Hospice
3401 East Douglas
Des Moines, IA US 50317