Agnes Marie Kratz (aka; Agnes M. Ortega) passed away September 3, 2017. She was born July 16, 1935 to Vicenta and Epifanio Atencio in La Garita, CO. She grew up and went to school in Del Norte, CO until she married and moved to Denver. She is preceded in death by her precious son Art Ortega Jr. and great grandson Elijah Padilla as well as her parents and 14 siblings Gavino, Cecil, John, Aurelio, George, Bill, Al and Joe Atencio and Mary Trujillo, Ruth LeBlanc, infant Reinie Atencio, Rose Chavez, Eva Gallegos and Perfeta “Amalia” Martinez. She was the last living of her immediate family, and as she stated at the loss of her last sibling that “she was the last of the Mohicans”.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years Robert R. Kratz, as well as her children and their families. Her children are Roberta, Vivian and Audrey Ortega, Lisa and David Duran, Vincent and Paula Ortega and Marcy Ortega. She had 21 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Agnes loved the Lord her God with all her heart and all her might and would want to be remembered for that. She carried that with her to the end as she stated once just after being diagnosed with her illness of Alzheimer’s Disease that she might forget who we are and our names but she will never forget Jesus. Though she could no longer communicate, we believe she carried Him in her heart to the end. She also loved to travel. She was so happy she had the opportunity to travel with her husband all over the world. She always loved to share her adventures in picture and story.
Agnes retired from the Denver Department of Health & Hospitals as a Dental Assistant at the Westside Health Clinic in Denver.
A recitation of the Rosary will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3801 W. Ohio Pl. in Denver, CO on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Her memorial service will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Parish, 13120 E. Kentucky Ave., Aurora, CO on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Her services are in care of her children and grandchildren. If you would like to contact them or leave a fond memory or thought please email [email protected]