Margaret was born in Oakland California, and was raised in Livermore California where she attended Livermore Union High School. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Santa Paula, California and then she moved to Benson, Arizona where she resided in J-Six Ranchettes.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Lucas and Carmen Rodriguez. She is survived by her husband Eddie Ortiz, and her three children: Joanne (Guillermo) Buenrostros, Joseph and Jason Bracamontes, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and sisters Lorraine Phelps, Betty (Tom) Chief and Carol (Angelo) Nikitas.
A viewing will be held at Richardson's Mortuary on July 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. On Saturday, July 7, 2018, a viewing will be held at the Grace Chapel at 9:00 am. Pastor Lupe Diaz is officiating the service which will begin at 10:00 am. Burial will immediately follow at the Cochise Gardens of Rest Cemetery. A reception will be held at 12:00 on Saturday.