Juan Cortez Tellez, 63, of Mabton passed away Monday, May 14, 2007, at 5:49 p.m. at Harborview Hospital in Seattle.

He was born March 25, 1944 in Valparaiso, Zacatecas, Mexico to Juan Cortez and Ester Tellez. He lived in Mabton for more than 20 years with his friend Lorenzo Rangel and family.

Juan enjoyed a lot of things in life, but what he enjoyed best was working. He was a very hard worker and enjoyed working in the hops, cherries, apples and grapes. During his spare time, he enjoyed riding his bike and going to the Minute Mart in Mabton to chat with friends over a cup of coffee.

Juan is survived by the Tellez and Vasquez families.

Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Cortez and Ester Tellez.

He will be missed dearly by his friends and family.

Burial services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Mabton Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the Grace Brethern Chuch in Mabton.

The Tellez family would like to thank everyone who helped with donations and arrangements for his cremation. First Call Plus in Kent is in charge of arrangements.


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