Lillian A. Huston-Ortiz, 68, of Byron, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at her home. Lilly was born March 11, 1951, in Raton, N.M., and graduated high school from Carson High School in Carson, Calif. Lilly moved to Rochester in 1978 with her family and over the years, made many longterm friends working for the Mayo Clinic and JCPenneys.

Lilly had a generous and caring heart and loved to spend time with her children, friends and family. She will be dearly missed.

Lilly was survived by her son, John Huston of Minneapolis; her daughter, Lindy Huston of Byron; and her sister, Kathy Ortiz of San Pedro, Calif.

Lilly was preceded in death by both of her parents, John and Erma Ortiz of Torrance, Calif.

A Memorial Reception to celebrate her life will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Southern Hills Community Clubhouse, 105 20th St. NW, Stewartville.

She will be interred at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., next to her parents. Online condolences are welcome and may be shared at