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Hortencia "Ordie" Duran
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In memory of
Hortencia "Ordie" Duran
Hortencia "Ordie" Duran Palm Springs - It is with great sadness that the family of Hortencia "Ordie" Duran announces her passing on Friday October 18, 2019, at the age of 93. She was surrounded by family at her daughter Carol's home in Desert Hot Springs during her peaceful transition into everlasting life. She was born March 17, 1926 in Tucson, Arizona to Louis and Esperanza Davis. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1935, where she learned many of her culinary skills. When Hortencia was 16, they moved to San Jose where she met the love of her life, Joseph Hernandez Duran. They married in 1945, and raised 10 children throughout their lives together. They made their home at the Duran Family ranch in Indio until 1960 when they moved to Palm Springs, where she lived the rest of her life. Hortencia was a loving, remarkable wife and mother. An outstanding cook and homemaker who took pride in her authentic Mexican cooking, and was well known for her wonderful tamales during the holidays. She and her husband Joe were known for their dancing, and were members of the Mexican Colony, American Legion, Moose and Elks Lodges. In addition to her husband of 68 years, she also was preceded in death by 2 sons, Joseph Duran Jr (1974) and Harold "Arnold" Duran (2013) a daughter-in-law, Romina Duran (2012), 3 grandchildren, Henry Garcia (1999), Desiree Garcia-Dailey (2006) and Cody Duran (2018) and 1 great grandchild, Nickel Bird (2016). She is survived by her 6 sons, Bob (Sandy), Dan (Brenda), Ron (Debbie), John (Esther), Louie, Sam (Yesenia), and 2 daughters Carol Nunez (Ezekiel), Diane Nelson (Brett), daughter-in-law Denise Duran (Arnold), in addition, 35 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister Virginia Rodriguez (Gilbert) and 2 brothers Raymond "Kaiser" Davis and Willie Davis. And many in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends whom she loved dearly. There will be a Celebration of Life Mass at 11am on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St Theresa Catholic Church, 2900 Ramon Rd, Palm Springs. A Celebration of Life reception at the church will be immediately following the services. Inurnment will be private.
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In memory of
Hortencia "Ordie" Duran
Hortencia "Ordie" Duran Palm Springs - It is with great sadness that the family of Hortencia "Ordie" Duran announces her passing on Friday October 18, 2019, at the age of 93. She was surrounded by family at her daughter Carol's home in Desert Hot Springs during her peaceful transition into everlasting life. She was born March 17, 1926 in Tucson, Arizona to Louis and Esperanza Davis. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1935, where she learned many of her culinary skills. When Hortencia was 16, they moved to San Jose where she met the love of her life, Joseph Hernandez Duran. They married in 1945, and raised 10 children throughout their lives together. They made their home at the Duran Family ranch in Indio until 1960 when they moved to Palm Springs, where she lived the rest of her life. Hortencia was a loving, remarkable wife and mother. An outstanding cook and homemaker who took pride in her authentic Mexican cooking, and was well known for her wonderful tamales during the holidays. She and her husband Joe were known for their dancing, and were members of the Mexican Colony, American Legion, Moose and Elks Lodges. In addition to her husband of 68 years, she also was preceded in death by 2 sons, Joseph Duran Jr (1974) and Harold "Arnold" Duran (2013) a daughter-in-law, Romina Duran (2012), 3 grandchildren, Henry Garcia (1999), Desiree Garcia-Dailey (2006) and Cody Duran (2018) and 1 great grandchild, Nickel Bird (2016). She is survived by her 6 sons, Bob (Sandy), Dan (Brenda), Ron (Debbie), John (Esther), Louie, Sam (Yesenia), and 2 daughters Carol Nunez (Ezekiel), Diane Nelson (Brett), daughter-in-law Denise Duran (Arnold), in addition, 35 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister Virginia Rodriguez (Gilbert) and 2 brothers Raymond "Kaiser" Davis and Willie Davis. And many in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends whom she loved dearly. There will be a Celebration of Life Mass at 11am on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St Theresa Catholic Church, 2900 Ramon Rd, Palm Springs. A Celebration of Life reception at the church will be immediately following the services. Inurnment will be private.
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690 South Vella Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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