Mary Frances Cortez

April 6, 1949 ~ July 5, 2022 (age 73)


Mary Frances Cortez, age 73, of Lawton passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Duncan Regional Hospital. 

Preceded in death by her parents Claude and Effie Wright, and Brothers Bill Wright, J.D. Wright, and sister Elizabeth Ann Begley. Grand Daughters Angel Cortez, and Mary-Anna Sulio.

Mary was an active member of Bethel Assembly Of God. She was a Mother to all who knew her including children cousins nieces nephews kids and even foster kids.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Pedro Cortez Jr. Sister Opal Noel. Her children, Son Larry and Lisa Garrison Of Meridian Idaho, Paul and Allyson Garrison of Blair Ok, Lisa and John South of Elgin OK, Tommy and Cassandra Cortez of Lawton, Johnny Cortez of Lawton,  Nathaniel and Emilee Bell of Lawton and countless other foster children over 15 years. 

Her grandchildren include, Jacob and Nate Garrison, Garrett Caleb Jennifer and Walker Garrison, Mikayla and Sara South, Jonathan and Pedro Sulio, Johnny Cortez Jr, Gracye May, TommyJr., Caitlynne, Lucyana Cortez, Christopher Whitley, Olivia, Sway, Reese, Elise, Billet, and Lane Vasconcellos. Krystal and Fiona Bell.


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July 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
6210 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK 73505

Funeral Service
July 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethal Assembly of God
1115 SW "D" Ave
Lawton, Ok 73501

July 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens
8700 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK 73505

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