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Jose "Randy" Ortiz, age 50, our loving husband, son and brother, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah from a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Randy was born on Feb. 20, 1956 in St. John’s, New Foundland, Canada to Jose and Ella Coultis Ortiz. He married Teresa Barbour Bennett on April 9, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He loved photography, outdoors and animals. Randy started his career in broadcasting with KUTV, and moved to KTVX Television Channel 4 were he remained for the last 15 years as a broadcast engineer. He was dedicated to and enjoyed his many friends at KTVX. Randy received an Emmy Award for the 2002 Utah Winter Games coverage.

He is survived by his loving wife of Oakley; stepson Eric Bennett of Park City; parents of Salt Lake City; his sister Barbara (Clay) Meyer and brother Sheldon Ortiz, all of Salt Lake City; two nieces and one nephew. Also surviving him are his "special children" Charles, Count, Spotter and Toby.

Services were held on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, S.R. 224 and White Pine Canyon Road, Park City. Arrangements are in the care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber City, (435) 654-1161.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, Utah, or The International Myeloma Foundation.

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