Mrs. Cortes, a native of Puerto Rico, was born April 1, 1927. She had worked 28 years for San Lorenzo Unified School District Adult Education and taught English and Spanish.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Vicente Cortes of Tracy; three daughters, Ruthie Roller of Lubbock, Texas, Lillian Lima, and her husband, Danny, of Tracy and Noelia Vicars, and her husband, Mark, of San Ramon; six siblings, Hector Solero and Narciso Solero, both of Indiana, Hulda De Herrera of Oakland, Mariam Flores of San Leandro, Ebene Solero, and his wife, Adeline, of Concord and Paco Solero, and his wife, Pat, of Brentwood; and eight grandchildren.
Her parents, the Rev. Narciso and Paquita Solero, preceded her in death.
Tuesday’s memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will be private.
Contributions in Mrs. Cortes’ name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
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