- Facebook / La Familia Cortez Restaurants
Cruz Cortez, who co-founded Mi Tierra with her husband Pedro, died Thursday, according to a Facebook post. She was 98 years old.
The Cortez family released a statement, saying the restaurant founder is survived by second, third and fourth generations of the family and the more than 600 employees of La Familia Cortez restaurant group.
San Antonians are invited to pay their respects during a public viewing at Porter Loring Mortuary from 1-8 p.m. on Saturday. The Cortez family requests that donations to St. Jude's or Christ Mission College be given in Cruz's memory in lieu of flowers.
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