Nelda Jean “Rocko” Casas, age 60, passed away on May 6, 2022. Nelda was born on September 30, 1961 to Miguel and Aurelia Ortiz Jr. She graduated from Gregory Portland High School in 1980.
Nelda enjoyed Saturday loteria bingo night with her family, her trips to Kickapoo Casino, and spending time with her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and her funny sense of humor. Nelda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin.
Nelda Jean Casas is preceded in death by her parents; Miguel and Aurelia Ortiz Jr., her sister Nora Ortiz, brother Miguel Ortiz III, and great-niece My-Kayla Recio.
Nelda is survived by her children; Christina Casas and JoAnn Garcia (Pete Garcia), grandchildren; Adlen Benavidez, Robert Caudillo Jr., Mariah Caudillo, Brooke Garcia, Jaden Fuentes, Brielle Garcia, and Brailey Garcia, sisters; Nancy Martinez (Jose Martinez), Noelia Ortiz, Ninolia Amador (Luis Amador Jr.), Nydia Tamez (Ricky Tamez), and Lynda Torrez Ortiz, three nieces, and thirteen nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Gregory Cemetery.
Having the distinguished honor to serve, as pallbearers are Jayme Ortiz, Erik Ortiz, Miguel Ortiz IV, Eloy Gonzales III, Ricky Tamez Jr., and John Martinez.
Honorary pallbearers are Michael T. Recio Jr.
Special Thank you to her family and friends who fought her fight with her.
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