It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Gary Russell Ortiz on Jan. 12, 2022, at his home in Olympia, Washington. He is survived by two children, daughter Julia, 32, of Tumwater, and Matthew, 23, of Renton.
Gary was known for his love of football and was an enthusiastic Seahawks fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family often and was a caring, loyal friend to all. He found community and support within the NA program earlier in life and built lasting relationships. He turned friends into chosen family by relating to others with his honesty and nonjudgmental aura.
He will be greatly missed by all lucky enough to know his laughter and joking demeanor.
A celebration of life will be held amongst family only at this time.