Lacey Irene Cortez, 69, died Dec. 29, 2022.
She was born July 7, 1953, in Wolf Point to Pearl and George H. Shumway and was one of 12 children. She attended Wolf Point High school and went on to obtain a nursing degree.
She loved her time working as a labor and delivery nurse fulfilling her passion of helping others.
On March 23, 1981, she married Robert Cortez and their love endured for 42 years until his death in 2020.
She was an avid reader and coffee drinker. She was smart, funny, generous, loved jewelry and perfume. She was comedically clumsy, lacking all sense of direction, and she couldn’t use any form of technology which provided a source of hilarious memories for her family and friends. She was never afraid to laugh at herself and was a