La Prensa Texas extends our deepest condolences to the Ortiz family, the mariachi community, and all those who have been touched by the passing of Belle Ortiz, The news of her departure fills our hearts with sadness, but also with pride, gratitude, and awe for the incredible legacy she leaves behind as the godmother of mariachi music entertainment.
Belle Ortiz was a true trailblazer, whose contributions to the mariachi world have left an indelible mark. Her dedication, talent, and passion have paved the way for generations of mariachi musicians, shaping the very fabric of this vibrant and beloved art form. She has inspired countless individuals and has been instrumental in preserving and promoting mariachi culture.
During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Belle Ortiz’s familia. To her daughters Annabelle Garcia, Roseanne Valenzuela, and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, as well as her son Rolando San Miguel, and her husband Juan Ortiz, we offer our deepest sympathies. May you find solace in the cherished memories you shared with Belle and may her spirit continue to shine brightly in your lives.
As we mourn the loss of Belle Ortiz, let us take comfort in the beautiful image of heaven, resounding with the melodies of sones, the colorful trajes adorning musicians, and the jubilant gritos that define mariachi music. May her soul find eternal peace, surrounded by the celestial harmony of the mariachi tradition she so passionately embraced.
In the wake of this loss, let us remember and honor Belle Ortiz’s extraordinary contributions, ensuring that her legacy lives on. Her impact on mariachi music and the hearts of those who love it will forever be treasured.