The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Ortega, Adeline
Adeline Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1996 - Adeline Ortega, 67, Denver, died Dec. 20, 1996. Survived by children, Pete (Delphine) Ortega, Walsenburg, Virginia (Jose) Enriquez, Arkansas, Alberta Ortega, Denver, Rose (John) Manning, Chicago, Carol (Pete) Trujillo, Elsie (Roy) Ortiz, Gloria, Jim Ortega, Cindy Cariaga, Paul (Sylvia) Ortega, Lawrence Ortega and Rita Ortega, Denver; niece, Virginia Nava, California; special friend, Lupe Vasquez; 26 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Ortega, on May 25, 1991, and her grandson, Dwayne Tafoya in February 1991. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral Mass immediately following rosary. Inurnment, North Veta Cemetery at a later date. Huerfano World - January 1, 2004 - In Loving Memory of Adeline Ortega, December 20, 1996. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Her children.

Ortega, Adrian B.
Adrian B. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2005 - Adrian B. Ortega, 40, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 17, 2005. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, at San Francisco de Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos, N.M. Interment, El Pueblito Cemetery, Questa, N.M.

Ortega, Alfredo
Alfredo Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 1987 - Alfredo Ortega, 77, late of 121 W. 21st, died March 3, 1987. A Pueblo resident since 1949 and formerly of Trinidad. Survived by his wife, Esther Ortega; two children, Georgia (Conrad) Mascarenas of Denver and James Ortega of Pueblo; one brother, James Ortega of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Conrad Lee, Connie Marie and John Michael; brother-in-law of Eva (Can-dido) Aragon, Margaret (Jack) McNichols, Annie Torres and Dolores (Joe) Barela. Mr. Ortega retired from the PAD in 1973 with 20 years of service and was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the DAV Post 2. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday at Rivera Chapel and 8 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Saturday at the cathedral. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 121 W. 21st St.

Ortega, Angel
Angel "Lopez" Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1987 - Angel "Lopez" Ortega, 95, late of 1712 Iroquois, passed away Oct. 28, 1987, at Southside Manor Nursing Home. Preceded in death by wife, Refugia Ortega, in 1984. Survived by children, Ignacia (Manuel) Perez and Joe (Jennie) Ortega, both of Pueblo, and Katherine Gallegos of Denver. Survived also by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Retired from Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Mt. Carmel Church. Family will receive friends and relatives at the American GI Forum Hall, 125 E. River, after the funeral service. Family at 1712 Iroquois, home of Joe Ortega, and 2112 Driftwood, home of Ignacia Perez.

Ortega, Bernard Michael
Bernard Michael Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2001 - Bernard Michael Ortega, 36, departed this life unexpectedly on Aug. 16, 2001. Born on Sept. 27, 1964, in Walsenburg. Survived by his parents, Joe and Doris Elaine (Pineda) Ortega; siblings, Kenneth (Cynthia) Ortega, Christine Tina (Chuck) Quintana and Paula Ortega; five nephews, four nieces; two godchildren, Dominic Quintana and Jesse Garcia; and special friend, Rita Carrillo; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Doney and Martha Pineda and Eligio and Grace Ortega; and brother, Joseph Ortega. He enjoyed playing darts and was a member of several dart teams in Pueblo. He also enjoyed traveling. Visitation, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortega, Bertha
Bertha Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2000 - Bertha Ortega, 74, passed away March 15, 2000. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Faustin Ortega; children, Juan (Susana) Ortega, Lydia (Frank) Martinez, Mary (Rodrigo) Morales, Phyllis (Chris) Valdez, Joseph Valdez; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Martin (Theresa) Salas, Fred (Nancy) Salas of Denver; sisters, Jenny (Joe) Trujillo, Pat (Anacleto) Rodriguez, Sophie (Ralph) Lopez and Julie (Tony) Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Lorenzo Salas, in 1991; grandson, Faustin "Tino" Ortega in 1993; stepson, Faustin "Frosty" Ortega in 1986. Bertha was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Holy Family Parish. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed cooking, embroidery and flowers. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortega, Corrine
Corrine Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1999 - Corrine Ortega, 74, of Pueblo, passed away March 5, 1999, at home. A former Trinidad resident, Cora was born in Madrid, Colo., to Juan Benito and Placida Gonzales. Preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Max J. Ortega- and son, Joseph Max Ortega. Cora is survived by son, Tom- and daughter, Connie(Jim) Garcia- daughter-in-law, Linda Ortega- one sister, Francis (Don) Kidder-two brothers- five grandchildren- one great-grandchild- and numerous other relatives. Cora and Max raised many foster children. She was a beautician, cake decorator and cook. Viewing will be Tuesday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to 6p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel followed by a at 6 p.m. and refreshments at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.(Changes in the obituary on March 9, 1999: Viewing at the funeral home today from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., followed by a at 6 p.m. in the Garden Chapel. Refreshments following in the reception room. Funeral Mass, 1p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Please note change of time for service in Trinidad

Ortega, Daniel
Daniel Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Daniel Ortega, Denver, former Puebloan, died April 6. Survived by father, mother, two children, one grandson, two sisters and three brothers. Rivera.

Ortega, Emilio
Emilio Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2000 - Emilio Ortega, 87, passed away Nov. 25, 2000, in California. Born Aug. 10, 1913, in Roy, N.M. Survived by brothers, Faustin Ortega and Tobias (Juanita) Ortega; daughter, Luisa Samora; brother-in-law, Mel Garcia and sister-in-law, Angie Ortega, all of Pueblo. Memorial Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at St Leander's Church, 1438 E. Seventh, Rev. Ben Bacino celebrant.

Ortega, Ernest
Ernest Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Ernest Ortega, 69, of Pueblo passed away March 14, 1999. Born May 17, 1929, in Roy, N.M. Survived by wife of 48 years, Angelina- children, Ernest (Florence)Ortega of Washington, Shirley (Henry) Gonzales of Pueblo, Eugene (Anna) Ortega of Nevada, Gary (Valerie) Ortega of California and Rosanna (Wayne) Padilla of Colorado Springs- sister, Elvira (Mel) Garcia of Pueblo- brothers, Emilio Ortega of California, Faustin (Bertha) Ortega and Tobias (Juanita) Ortega, both of Pueblo- 15 grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Juan and Marina Ortega- sisters, Manuelita Lovato, Pauline Martinez and Mary Ortega-and brothers, Domitilio and John Ortega. Mr. Ortega served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a crane man at the CF&I for 25 years, retiring in 1975. He was also a radio announcer for KAPI and KRMX bilingual radio stations. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortega, Estefanita
Estefanita “Esther” Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2002 - Estefanita "Esther" Ortega, born Nov. 8, 1910, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away April 21, 2002. She is preceded by her husband Alfred Ortega, parents, Jose and Rita (Gurule) Lujan, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her daughter Georgia (Conrad) Mascarenas Denver and son James (Stella) Ortega of Pueblo; grandchildren Conrad Lee, Connie (Oscar) Fuentes, John (Lupe) Mascarenas, Tiaira, Marcus Ortega; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters: Margaret (Jack) McNichols of Pueblo, Eva Aragon of Rocky Ford, sister-in-law Sally Ortega of Pueblo. You will be missed by your 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Grandma, you will always be in our hearts Viewing Wednesday and Thursday, 8a.m.- 5p.m.. Service 10a.m. at Imperial Gardens.

Ortega, Eugene M.
Eugene M. Ortega - Huerfano World - May 30, 1991 - Eugene M. "Gene" Ortega, 65, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Saturday, May 25, 1991, of a massive heart attack in St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver. Born Sept. 6, 1925, in Ravenwood, he was raised in the Huerfano County area and attended local schools. In 1943, he married Adeline Martinez. The couple remained in Walsenburg until 1968 when they moved to Denver. Mr. Ortega worked for the C&S Railroad for a short time, the Pueblo Army Depot and in home construction. His usual occupation was house painting. He retired in 1987. Mr. Ortega is survived by his former wife, Adeline Ortega, Denver; 12 children, Pete Ortega,, Walsenburg, Virginia Enriquez, Liberal, KS, Alberta Ortega, Rose Ortega, Carol Montano, Elsie Quinonez, Gloria Ortega, Jimmy Ortega, Cindy Carraga, Paul Ortega, Lawrence Ortega and Rita Ortega, Denver; a special friend, Marie Romero, Denver; a sister, Mary Maldonado, Walsenburg; two brothers, Joe Ortega, Pueblo and Dimas Espinoza, Sacramento, CA; 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Ortega, Evangelina Tillie
Evangelina Tillie Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1998 - Evangelina Tillie Ortega died in Boca Raton, Fla., at Hospice by the Sea" on Oct. 9, 1998. Tillie was born in Hoehne, Colo., but she lived and worked in Pueblo most of her life. In 1992 she moved to Florida to live and be with her only child, Pauline and son-in-law. She was an avid sports fan and the Broncos were her number one team. But she still followed baseball, hockey and the rest of sports faithfully. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and didn't care to be bothered with anything during these programs. Tillie was a hardworking woman who had to be busy. She also was a very special and caring person who had a strong spirit who believed there was good in everyone. She had also intended to come back home to Colorado to live with her daughter. She missed her mountains. Beloved and devoted mother of Pauline (Russ) Rickert. Adored grandmother of grandsons, Chuck (Tina) Pinida, Richard (Dana) Rickert Jr., Ronald (Jenny) Rickert, Matt (Dawn) Rickert, one step-granddaughter, Jennifer Payne. Loving great-grandma to Jonathan Pinida Morgan and Hannah and Brenden Rickert, Kaylie Rickert and Brittany H. Payne. Survived also by brothers, Max (Flora) Trujillo and Dan (Josie) Trujillo- and sisters, Josie Cordova, Jennie (John) Chacon and Rose Barela. She had numerous devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be sadly missed by all. Mass and s will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Pueblo. Another Mass will be held at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. She will be buried next to her brother, E.J. (Skip) Trujillo. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Tillie Ortega to Hospice by the Sea, 1580 N.W. 2nd Ave., Suite 6, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Family and friends will be received following the s at St. Patrick Hall.

Ortega, Faustin
Faustin Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2002 - Age 83, went to be with the Lord and his loving wife of 54 years, on March 14, 2002. He is survived by his children, Juan (Susana) Ortega, Lydia (Frank) Martinez, Mary (Rodrigo) Morales, Phyllis Valdez and Joseph Valdez; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brother, Tobias (Jenny) Ortega, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his sons, Faustin “Frosty” Ortega in 1986 and Lorenzo Salas in 1991, and grandson, Faustin “Tino” Ortega in 1993. Faustin was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Faustin served in World War II and retired from the CF&I Blast Furnace after 32 years of service. Faustin loved his family and his early morning walks. He also loved working around the yard and gambling. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ortega, Florence
Florence Ortega - Rocky Mountain News - November 21, 2005 - Fueled by the dream of a refrigerator, Florence Ortega took to the streets in the late 1940s, collecting signatures and informing residents of her rural Amalia community about the notion of bringing electricity to the town. "There was no electricity in Amalia and all those nearby towns. A lot of people were used to using oil lamps," George Ortega, one of her sons, said. "They had to petition to set up co-ops that would bring electricity into the community." Florence Ortega, who died Nov. 12, will be remembered as a fighter, teacher and pioneer. She was 97. George Ortega said he remembers when his mother talked to people about the benefits of having electricity. "She'd tell them there was going to be a bill each month, but they were also going to get to use a refrigerator," he said, adding that when the Kit Carson Electrical co-op was created in Amalia, some of the electrical crews wiring the adobe homes used the Ortega's' home as headquarters. "They had to do a notch on walls made out of plaster to install the electrical plugs," George Ortega said. "My mother was a dynamic and very smart lady," George Ortega said. "She gave us the courage to be what we wanted to be." Born in 1907 in Las Animas, Florence Ortega was a year shy of receiving her high school diploma when she interrupted her education to help raise her four brothers and two sisters. Yet Florence Ortega never stopped learning or teaching others. "Her advantage was her good education. In those days, when people didn't finish grade school, she went past that. And she became very helpful to people because she knew how to help them," George Ortega said. Her work ethic and her desire to help people opened the door to many jobs. She became a clerk at a general merchandise store, registrar for the county and later helped organize the groups that helped bring electricity and telephone services to her town. "Her and Dad were always in the forefront. That's how rural electricity came about. They were instrumental in getting people to understand all of this," George Ortega said. "My mother wanted to see progress in the community." When the family moved to Garcia, George Ortega said, his mother and father established a water association that helped bring running water to the town where most of the families got their water from wells. By 1966, every house in Garcia had running water, he said. Even with her volunteerism to groups and organizations, Florence Ortega made time for her family. During the summer, she would prepare apples, pears, peas and corn "and put them in those amazing jars." "She would make all kinds of jellies," George Ortega said. "My sister still has a room full of jelly." When the green chiles were in season, she would roast and peel them. Or she would dry and grind them for red chili. "In those times, all she prepared was whole foods," George Ortega said. She would also teach her six children about good manners. "She'd tell us to be polite, be well groomed and work . . . because that was in her." The last trip she took was some two weeks ago when she took a bus from Garcia to Colorado Springs to visit one of her brothers, George Ortega said. "When she came back, she started experiencing internal bleeding. She became very weak, even after the doctor put a couple of pints of blood (in her). That's when we knew something wasn't right. She almost made it to 98 years old." Benita Salas, her niece, described Florence Ortega as "a hardworking woman" who wanted to be a teacher. "There is a deep sense of respect and gratitude for having her in our lives," Salas said. "She had a lot of spunk. She was a gifted pioneer for our people in Colorado."

Ortega, Francisco Jose
Francisco (Frank) Jose Ortega – Albuquerque Journal – March 7, 2006 - Francisco (Frank) Jose Ortega, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2006 peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family and is now in heaven with our Lord. He was born December 3, 1920 in Cokedale, Colorado to Jose and Ignacita (Olguin) Ortega. Frank is the beloved husband to Mrs. Rose Ortega, married for 54 years. He is also survived by his loving children, Alice Ortega, Marguerite Ortega and Frankie Ortega Jr.; a brother, Joe Ortega and wife, Lucy; and two sisters, Sally Martinez and Mary Helen Poptanich; six nephews, Leon, Kenny, Steve, Peter David, Robert and Jim; four nieces, Barbara, Phyllis, Patricia and Judy and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Ortega and Carmen Vigil and a brother, Manuel Ortega. Frank was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army, 454 first airborne serving in World War II. Frank was a loving husband and father, who made family and helping people the center of his life. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Louisa Padilla. Final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at St. Edwin's Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona Rd. SW, by Father Bill Sanchez. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. with full Military Honors by the United States Army and the Graveside Blessing officiated by Deacon J.O. Luna. Pallbearers will be Frankie Ortega Jr., Leon Ortega, Prentis Jones, Bill Piper, Michael Sanchez and Jack Malm. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861

Ortega, Jesus S.
Jesus S. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2004 - Jesus S. Ortega, 23, of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004. Preceded in death by his mother, Marina Ortega; grandparents, John and Beatrice Ortega; and uncle, John Ortega Jr. Survived by his two year old daughter, Atavia; girlfriend, Maddie; father, Andres Landeros; brothers, Gary (Crystal), Andres (Misty) Ortega, Samuel and Fernando Marin; aunts, Irene (Henry), Julie (Tony) Medina, and Sally (Eppie) Gallegos; one nephew, and five nieces. Also survived by his baby girl's grandparents, Janet and Thomas; uncles, Johnnie, Nick, Mario, Danny and Tommy; aunts, Crystal, Maria and Trina; special friend, Steven Carrillo, and Jesus Valdez; special cousins, Manuel, Toch, Doreen, Bea, Ida and Raeann. Jesus thought highly of his uncle Eppie because he motivated and inspired him. He loved the Broncos. He was a caring person who would do for anyone. Visitation, 1pm- 6pm, today, Wed., Aug 4, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary, 7pm, Thur., Aug. 5, 2004. Funeral Mass, 10am, Fri., Aug. 6, 2004, both services at Roselawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 544-1395. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Ortega, Joan A.
Joan A. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Joan A. Ortega, 60, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Nov. 17, 2003. Survived by her children, Lisa (Bob) Milstead, Lorelei (Robb) Ward and Linda Ortega, all of Pueblo; special daughter, Sandee Wertz, Colorado Springs; special friend, JoAnna Alber, Pueblo; ex-husband and friend, Robert Ortega, Pueblo; father-in-law, Glen Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.; and grandchildren, Christopher, Jesse, Dakota, Zachary, Brittany, Marie, Kassie and Misty. Born to Edgar and Stella Knight, Nov. 17, 2003, in Los Angeles, Calif. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ortega, Joe Martin
Joe Martin Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2002 - Joe Martin Ortega, 74, departed this life peacefully in his sleep Oct. 24, 2002. Born on Sept. 12, 1928, in the coal mining town of Ravenwood, Huerfano County, Colo. Joe worked in the coal mines. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, crafts, and spending time with his grandchildren. He always stressed the value of a college education to them to be successful in life. Predeceased by his parents, Eligo and Gregoria (Gonzales) Ortega; sons, Joseph A., Bernard M. Ortega. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Doris Elaine (Pineda) Ortega; children, Kenneth (Cindy) Ortega, Paula (Gerald) Ortega-Garbiso, Christine (Chuck) Quintana; siblings, Dimas Espinoza, Mary Maldonaldo; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1802 Comanche.

Ortega, John Jr.
John Ortega Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1997 - John Ortega Jr., 41, passed away Oct. 22, 1997. Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Ortega, on Nov. 12, 1990- and his father, John Ortega Sr., on June 13, 1992. Survived by his sisters, Irene Sims Ortega, Marina Alvarado, Sally (Eppie) Gallegos, all of Pueblo, Julie Sisneros, Clovis, N.M.- numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. The family will receive friends at 520 Beaumont Ave. after the services.

Ortega, Jose
Jose “Martin” Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2001 - Jose “Martin” Ortega, 56, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord Dec. 23, 2001, due to illness. Born March 17, 1945, in Roy, N.M. Preceded in death by nephew, Arturo (A.A) Ortega. Survived by his loving wife, Rita Chavez Ortega of the family home; children, Stephany Sandrk, Colorado Springs, Joetta (Cliff) Bender, Pueblo West, Martin Cano, Pueblo, Rena (Jason) Cano, Pueblo, Christopher Ortega, Pueblo, and Audry Gonzales, Pueblo, Andrew Maez, Pueblo, and Stevan (Sheri) Maez, Pueblo; parents, Tobias and Juanita Ortega, Pueblo; brothers, Jose Esteban Ortega, Pueblo, Antonio Tony (Louise) Ortega, Pueblo, and Jose A. Anselmo (Tanya) Ortega, Pueblo; sister, Rose (Odilon) Serrano, Broomfield; nine grandchildren. Survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. Martin was well known for his music with Los Hermanos Ortega and was a member of Bands Burnt Mill Road and Kabuki. He will be missed by many, many people. No public viewing at Martin's request. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Leander Church. Celebrants, Rev. Bob Cardin and Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ortega, Jose C.
Jose C. Ortega - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 16, 2007 - Jose C. Ortega of Colorado Springs passed away September 6, in Hospice care at St. Francis, where he was admitted after a fall at home. Born September 26, 1932, in Pueblo, Mr. Ortega had many friends. He was well known for his civil rights work and for his longtime prominence in the tennis community. Following early family hardships, he attended Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, and later served with the U.S. Army in Korea. He worked interim stints as a bartender at Broadmoor Hotel and graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology. He worked as a Psychiatric Technician and with troubled youth. In later years, as a State Parole Officer, Mr. Ortega said he measured his work "not by how many parolees I could send back, but by how many could be helped to have successful lives outside of prison." His wide range of interest included classical and jazz music, tennis, fine dining, government and politics at all levels, family members and friends. Survivors include: son David and daughter Denise, both of Colorado; a sister, Jennie Silva, of Pueblo; a brother, Max, in Indianapolis; and a niece, Susan (Mrs. Art) Turnbull of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Thomasita. He chose cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice or Silver Key would be appreciated.

Ortega, Joseph A. Jr.
Joseph A. Ortega Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1986 - Joseph A. Ortega Jr., 23, died unexpectedly on May 24, 1986. Survived by parents, Joseph and Doris Ortega Sr.; sisters, Elain Ruybuen of Washington, Paula Ortega and Christine Ortega, both of Pueblo; brothers, Bernie Ortega and Kenneth (Cindy) Ortega, also of Pueblo. Also survived by nephew, David Ortega of Pueblo, and numerous relatives and friends. Born on Dec. 6, 1962, in Walsenburg and lived there until moving to Pueblo in 1971. He was a 1982 graduate of Central High School and a member of St. Francis Church. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 1986, at St. Francis Church. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1986, at Imperial Chapel. Father Edward G. Pettit will officiate at both services. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortega, Joseph S. Sr.
Joseph S. Ortega Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1999 - Joseph S. Ortega Sr., 49, of Pueblo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4, 1999, in Denver. Born April 27, 1949, in Leadville, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Emilia Sandoval- father, Delfinio Ortega- two sisters, Betty Vigil and Frances Muniz- one brother, Delfinio Ortega Jr.-father-in-law, Miguel Segura-mother-in-law, Eutimia Maes- and his brother-in-law, Rudy Romero. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn Ortega, of the family home- children, Joseph S. Ortega Jr., Erica (Pedro)Cruz, Jim Fierro Jr., Theresa Romero and Jodie Vigil- grandchildren, Emilio Cruz (his hito), Juan, Mariah, Kayla and Melanie- and godchildren, Monique Maes, Monica Duffield, Nicky Ramirez, Eugene Trujillo and Dario Mendoza. Joe is also survived by his mother, Mary Ortega- brothers, David (Annie) Ortega, Leonard (Pollie) Ortega and Delbert (Patsy) Ortega, Leadville, Colo.- sisters, Delfinia (Paul) Maxwell, Rose (Rudy) Gonzales, Joyce (Carlos) Rivera, Geri Romero and Judy Ortega, all of Pueblo- special grandmother, Encarnacion Medina- father-in-law, Julian Maes- brother-in-law, Joey (Denise) Maes-sisters-in-law, Angie (Carl) Parlapiano, Lisa (John) Trujillo, Angie Vigil and Ruth Garcia- and numerous other relatives and friends. Joe had a generous heart and was very well loved by everyone who knew him, especially the numerous children who adopted him as their "Uncle Joe." He enjoyed spending his time fishing and hunting in the mountains, cracking jokes and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs. Joe served 13 years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at various posts overseas, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. The significant part of Joe's life was when he recently accepted Jesus Christ into his heart as his personal Lord and Savior. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday at Romero Chapel. , 7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Apostolic Church of Jesus on E.14th and Kingston, Rev. Paul Cordova officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received in the church hall after the interment and also at the family home, 2516 E. Evans. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ortega, Juanita N.
Juanita N. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2003 - Juanita N. Ortega, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 4, 2003. Born Feb. 6, 1920, in Abbott, N.M. Preceded in death by her son, Jose Martin Ortega; parents, Agapito and Lucia Vigil; brothers, John and Albert; sister, Stella; grandson, Arturo A. Ortega. Survived by her husband, Tobias Ortega; sons, Jose Esteban, Antonio "Tony" (Louise), Anselmo (Tonya), all of Pueblo; daughter, Rose (Odilon) Serrano, Broomfield, Colo.; brother, Margarito; sisters, Eugenia, Helen, Angie, Dolores. Also survived by numerous, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was formerly from Roy, N.M., and was raised by her grandparents, Louise "Modita" and Jose Esteban Aguilar. She was a member of the Legion of Mary, and Nocturnal Adoration Society, the Pleasure Sewing Circle, as well as the Club Latino Americano and the Eucharistic League. Juanita was appointed and served as religious instructor of St. Leander Parish. She taught many young children their first prayers in her home and instructed them in the preparation for their sacraments. She loved to cook and dance. At her request there will be no viewing. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ortega, Julian
Julian Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2002 - Julian Ortega, 51, departed this life July 5, 2002, in Denver. Lifetime Pueblo resident. He was born Oct. 13, 1950. Predeceased by father, Julian Ortega Sr.; grandmother, Emma Ortega; uncle, Clovis Ortega. Survived by children, Felix, Annette, Lori, Jay, Roxanna and Little Felix Ortega; mother, Margaret Chavez; siblings, SueAnn Rodriguez, John Morado, Patricia Chavez, Orlando Chavez; aunts and uncles, Josie (Ben) Guerin, Patricia (Ben) Valarde, Rosie (Flloyd) Trujillo, Richard Clovis Ortega, Orlando (Debbie) Ortega; niece, Paula Rodriguez; other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial scripture service, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Ortega, Leanord
Leanord (Lep) Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1986 - Leanord (Lep) Ortega of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 25, 1986. Survived by his wile, Annie; six sons and six daughters; sister, Mary Rutherford; three brothers Tony, Ralph and Robert, mother-in-law, Damacia Lopez; brothers-in-law, Henry, Daniel, and Jesse Lopez; sister-in-law, Margie Martinez. Burial in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ortega, Lloyd
Lloyd Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2003 - Lloyd Ortega, 91, passed away Dec. 18, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Marie; parents, Faustino and Angelita Ortega; and children, Danny and Rick Ortega. Survived by his children, Clara (Robert) McPheron, Junction City, Kan., Manuel (Alice) Ortega, Stockton, Calif., Dolores (Tony) Herrera, Pueblo, and Mike (Pauline) Ortega, Stockton, Calif.; four brothers, three sisters, 19 grandchildren, numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Lloyd was born June 10, 1912, in Eden, Colo., and retired from CF&I after 32 years of service. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Ortega, Manuel
Manuel Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1999 - Manuel Ortega, 79, departed this life Oct. 20, 1999. Manuel was born April 13, 1920, in Trinidad, Colo., to the union of Patrick and Antonita Pacheco-Ortega. Preceded in death by his parents, and daughters, Georgia, Ernistine and Alice Trujillo. Survived by his wife, Margaret Ortega; children, Maryann (Domingo), Pauline (Herman), Irene Montour, Genevieve (Nicolas), Gloria (Martin), Terry (Andrea), Leonard Ortega, Diane (Francisco), Phillip Ortega and Ronald (Anita) Ortega; along with 76 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1702 Zuni.

Ortega, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Medina Ortega - Huerfano World - June 28, 2007 - Margaret E. Medina Ortega, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of Gardner, passed away, June 25, 2007. She was born May 22, 1922 in Turkey Creek Gardner, CO. She is survived by her sisters, Maxine Pacheco, Pueblo, Guadalupe Tecla Gonzalez, Stockton, CA, Nora (Max) Cineros, Pueblo, Alice Cisneros, Denver, a stepson, Benito (Bobby) Ortega, Jr., Yucaipa, CA, granddaughter, Marcie Ortega, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 29. Funeral Mass, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, both at the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial, Valdez-Maes Creek Cemetery, Gardner, CO.

Ortega, Marina Marcelina
Marina Marcelina Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2000 - Marina Marcelina Ortega, 45, born Oct. 2, 1955, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Beatrice Ortega; brother, John Ortega; and nephew, Eppie Gallegos. Survived by her three sons, Gary (Crystal) Ortega, Andres and Jesus Ortega, all of Pueblo; three sisters, Irene (Henry) Bobian, Sally (Eppie) Gallegos, Julie (Tony) Medina; two grandchildren, Francisco and Bryanna; special niece, Ida Gallegos; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Church. At her request, cremation to take place after the rosary.

Ortega, Mary Bernice
Mary Bernice Ortega – The Monitor – February 7, 2004 - McAllen, TX - Born in Walsenburg, Colorado, on Dec. 3, 1907, she moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1967 and settled in McAllen. She made numerous friends here and was well loved by all she met. She will always be remembered as G.G. (Great Grandmother) by all her grand nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was well loved by them and by all of us. Services held at Kreidler Funeral Home at 13:00 Hs. on Feb. 5, 2004, and she will be laid to rest at The Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen at 15:00 Hs.

Ortega, Mary G.
Mary G. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2002 - Age 88, of Pueblo, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Jan. 8, 2002. Born Jan. 27, 1913, in Peñasco, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Lucas and Emilia Sandoval; brothers, Joe and Melecio Sandoval; sister, Edith Olguin. She married her loving husband, Delfinio Ortega, on Dec. 22, 1932, in Peñasco, N.M., and they enjoyed 49 years and 13 children together before he preceded her in death in 1982. Also preceded in death by her children, Frances Muniz, Betty Vigil, Delfinia Maxwell, Delfinio Ortega Jr. and Joseph S. Ortega; infant daughter, Edith; and sons-in-law, Carlos Rivera and Rudy Romero. Survived by her daughters, Rose (Rudy) Vigil-Gonzales, Joyce Rivera, Geri (Louis) Madrid and Judy Ortega, all of Pueblo; sons, David (Annie) Ortega, Leonard (Pollie) Ortega and Delbert (Patsy) Ortega, all of Leadville, Colo. Also survived by 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mary has been a Pueblo resident since 1960. She also lived in Manassa, Colo., and Leadville, Colo. She was member of St. Frances Xavier Parish for over 30 years and was greatly loved by her family, especially her numerous grandchildren to whom she wasn't a “grandma,” she was “Mom.” Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren, and she loved attending church. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 6 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Roger Lucero. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Celebrant, The Most Rev. Bishop Arthur Tafoya. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Ortega, Mary Lee
Mary Lee Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2005 - Mary Lee Ortega, 57, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 24, 2005. Preceded in death by her father, Lee Ortega; son, Michael Anthony Ortega; and daughter, Elizabeth J. Romero. She is survived by her daughters, Felicia (John) Sanchez, Marina and Elisia; mother, Mary Ortega; three brothers; three sisters; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel, with the Rev. Len Racki. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Ortega, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Ortega – Las Vegas Review-Journal – November 2003 - Mildred M. Ortega, 86, of Las Vegas, died Nov. 7, 2003. She was retired from retail sales. She is survived by her husband, Alonzo G.; sons, Ronald and Greg; and daughters, Patricia Palmer and Roxann. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4490 Mountain Vista, Las Vegas Nevada. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association

Ortega, Orlando
Orlando Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2003 - Orlando Ortega, 40, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 8, 2003. Born Oct. 26, 1962, in Gilroy, Calif. Preceded in death by his brother, Richard Baralla; cousins, Lawrence and Barbara Villanueva, Christine and Leonard Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Shirlee L. Montez; father, Richard Baralla; stepfather, Francisco Ortega; mother, Frances Villanueva; brother, Frank (Soleda) Ortega; sister, Carla (George) Garcia; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and vigil service, 4 p.m. Sunday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2:30 p.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after vigil service, and at St. Joseph Hall after interment. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ortega, Pete Eugene
Pete Eugene Ortega - Huerfano World Journal - August 27, 2009 - Pete Eugene Ortega, 64, of Walsenburg, died August 16, 2009 in Pueblo at the Parkview Medical Center after battling heart and kidney failure. Pete is survived by his loving wife, Delphine; his children, Andrea (Luke) Trujillo, Christopher (Francisca Tafoya), Jessica Ortega and Jose (Regina) Baros; special sister and brother-in-law, Carol (Pete) Trujillo; grandchildren: Rick, Cheri (Darrel Lovato), Jaylee, Christopher Jr., Raina, Toni, Ramon, Quinisha; great-grandchildren: Anthony, Alexandra and Savannah; brothers and sisters: Virginia, Alberta, Rose, Elsie, Gloria, James, Paul, Cindy, Lawrence and Rita; two beautiful aunts: Mary Maldonado and Mary Summerville; an uncle, Demus Espinoza; special sisters-in-law: Barbara & Jennie Manzanares; special niece, Emily Gallegos; numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Adeline Ortega, and a great-granddaughter, Raeven Ortega. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army. After his discharge from the service, he became a Radio Police Dispatcher, retiring after 37 years of service to the community. He also worked at several other jobs: driving ambulance for his friend, Gilbert Olguin, serving with the volunteer fire department and working part-time for the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Pete and Delphine were married for 41 years and were looking forward to their 50th wedding anniversary. He was a very loving family man who loved family outings, barbeques, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with his side-kick, Mia, his boxer. He enjoyed visiting and hanging out with his special buddies, whom I would like to thank for being there for him: Jim Chavez, George Trujillo, John Garcia, and his bro, Don Baros. Also, a special thanks to his niece, Emily, for taking care of him. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, August 22 at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, with Deacon, John Luginbill officiating. Arrangements by Boise-Ortega Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Ortega, Ralph H.
Ralph H. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Ralph H. Ortega, 76, died of cancer Dec. 16, 1998, at his residence in Meadville, Pa. He was a Pueblo native, U.S. Navy veteran, federal civil service retiree and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Predeceased by wife, Minnie Martinez Ortega- parents, Felix and Inez Ortega- four brothers and three sisters. Survived by brother, Robert Ortega- sons, Augustine and Frank Ortega- daughters, Becky Trujillo and Joan Beauchat- 11 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren and a large extended family. Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Mt. Carmel Church. Reception after disposition of cremains.

Ortega, Rose
Rose Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Rose Ortega, Canon City, passed away Nov. 6, 1987. Born Nov. 3, 1930 in Chandler, Colo. Married Jose Ferney Ortega, Sept. 18, 1948. He survives, as do one daughter, Cynthia (Wayne) Myers; son, Richard (Elizabeth) Ortega; five grandchildren, Nancy and Shauna Myers, Aaron, Tianni, and Shellie Ortega; five sisters, Carmen and Esther Garcia, Mary Lou and Nellie Baca, Henrietta Salazar; one brother, Amando Chavez. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Both at St. Michael's Church, Canon City, with Benedictine fathers, O.S.B., officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Memory Gardens, Canon City.

Ortega, Serina Lynn
Serina Lynn Ortega – Huerfano World – July 10, 2003 - Serina Lynn Ortega departed this life to go to rest with her father and her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 6, 2003. Serina is survived by her mother, Sally Ortega; her son, David Allen Brasche Jr.; brother, Michael R. Ortega; sister, Sylvia Ortega; grandparents, Ted and Martha Romero and Ernesto Ortega; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Michael E. Ortega. Rosary, 10 a.m. Friday, July 11; Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. July 11, 2003 at Christ the King Church, La Veta, CO. Burial, La Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - July 10, 2003 - Serina Ortega, an 18-year-old La Veta Woman was stabbed to death Sunday and her 24-year-old former boyfriend - and father of her 2-year-old child - is in Huerfano County jail on suspicion of her murder. Serina Ortega died instantly of a single stab wound to the head. She was found lying on the living room floor of her apartment at Pinkerton Apartments in La Veta at about noon. Her former boyfriend, David Brasche, of Walsenburg, was arrested later that afternoon at his parent's home in Walsenburg on suspicion of first-degree homicide/domestic violence, criminal attempt to commit first-degree homicide, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and felony menacing. Another person in the apartment at the time of the incident, Fernando Vigil, 23, of Arvada, allegedly also was attacked by Brasche and had a three-inch laceration on his hand. He was treated at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, and released. According to Assistant District Attorney Cathy Mullens and an affidavit filled in Huerfano by the La Veta Marshal's Office, the alleged attack was very violent. Brasche allegedly arrived at Ortega's apartment about noon Sunday and kicked the front door in. He allegedly then attacked Vigil with a knife, telling him he was going to kill him. According to the affidavit, Vigil then grabbed the knife, taking it away from Brasche. Vigil then pushed out a screen and jumped out of the two-story apartment's window. According to the affidavit, Vigil then ran to another apartment seeking help. The apartment's occupant, Willy Sanchez, who saw Brasche leaving the apartment complex in his truck, ran up to Ortega's apartment and found her lying on the living room floor, the affidavit states. He ran to another apartment and had the occupant call 911. Others in the apartment complex heard arguing between Ortega and Brasche prior to seeing Brasche driving away, the affidavit states. Brasche was arrested without incident later that afternoon at his parents home. The couple's two-year-old child, David Jr., also was at the residence. The child since has been placed in the custody of Ortega's family. Assistant DA Mullens Monday said she expected to pursue first-degree murder charges against Brasche. She said the Couple, who had an on-again, off-again relationship, had previous domestic violence altercations and Brasche allegedly had previously threatened to kill her. As is common with many domestic violence cases, Ortega previously had sought restraining orders against Brasche, but then later would request the restraining orders be set aside, Mullens said. At the time of the stabbing, there was an active restraining order and warrant against Brasche. Mullens said the murder appears to have been premeditated. There were three knives found in Ortega's apartment, including one knife allegedly taken by Brasche from his parent's home in Walsenburg. Brasche made his first appearance in Huerfano District Court Monday afternoon, with Members of both the Ortega and Brasche families attending. At the appearance, Judge Claude Appel advised Brasche of possible charges. The judge gave the District Attorney's Office until July 22 to file formal charges. Setting of a date for further court proceedings will be made by the court July 24, Brasche is being held without the possibility of bail.

Ortega, Teresa
Teresa "Terry" Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Teresa "Terry" Ortega, 58, unexpectedly passed away on March 11, 2003, in San Jose, Calif. Born on Sept. 24, 1944, in Eaton, Colo. Survived by her children, Donna Bumbaca, Lorri Casarez, Timothy Casarez and Michelle (Missy) Garcia; parents, Mary and George Clementi; brother, George Clementi Jr.; sisters, Josephine DeLorenzo and Rachel Strawn; grandchildren, Danielle, Christopher, Jasmine, Anthony, Timothy, A.J. and Matthew. Preceded in death by her grandmother, (Granny) Reynalda Morales; father, Alex Lopez; sisters, Mary Lou Martinez and Cecilia Sanchez. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, St. Joseph Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ortega, Theodore
Theodore Ortega - Huerfano Journal - June 26, 2008 - Theodore M. Ortega, age 73, passed away on June 21, 2008. He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Abe & Josephine Ortega. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Woods. Surviving family members include his children, son, Theodore and Barbara Carrera, son, John and Jodi Ortega, daughter Joetta and Eric Swartz, son, Joel and Ashley Ortega; daughter, Felicia and Santiago Bobian; grandchildren, Matthew, Lilia, Isabella, Jessica, Jacob, Abigail, Daniel, Tristin, Brittany, Lawrence, Shawn, Shanelle and Santiago; sisters and many nieces and nephews. Ted worked for many years as a Youth Counselor at Lathrop State Park Youth Camp in Walsenburg, CO. He was also an avid member of the Walsenburg Golf Club. He loved to paint landscapes of the Wahatoya, Greenhorn and surrounding mountains. He was a wonderful grandpa to all children. Services will be on Thursday, June 26th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, followed by a dinner at Eagles Hall.

Ortega, Theodore M.
Theodore M. Ortega - Huerfano World Journal - June 26, 2008 - Theodore M. Ortega, age 73, passed away on June 21, 2008. He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Abe & Josephine Ortega. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Woods. Surviving family members include his children, son, Theodore and Barbara Carrera, son, John and Jodi Ortega, daughter Joetta and Eric Swartz, son, Joel and Ashley Ortega; daughter, Felicia and Santiago Bobian; grandchildren, Matthew, Lilia, Isabella, Jessica, Jacob, Abigail, Daniel, Tristin, Brittany, Lawrence, Shawn, Shanelle and Santiago; sisters and many nieces and nephews. Ted worked for many years as a Youth Counselor at Lathrop State Park Youth Camp in Walsenburg, CO. He was also an avid member of the Walsenburg Golf Club. He loved to paint landscapes of the Wahatoya, Greenhorn, and surrounding mountains. He was a wonderful grandpa to all children. Services will be on Thursday, June 26th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, followed by a dinner at Eagles Hall.

Ortez, Bertha
Bertha Ortez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1987 - Bertha Ortez, formerly of Florence, passed away Sept. l2, 1987, at Monte Vista Hospital. Survived by husband, Rueben, formerly of Canon City and now in Monte Vista; sons, Virgil Roy, Pueblo; and Gene Roy, Monte Vista. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monte Vista. Funeral, 3 p.m. Wednesday from the church. Burial at San Luis Cemetery, Monte Vista.

Ortez, Rueben J.
Rueben J. Ortez - Cañon City Daily Record - July 4, 2006 - Rueben J. Ortez 88, died in Pueblo, June 27, 2006. He was born to Joseph and Maria (Romero) Ortez on March 2, 1918, in Chandler. He married Bertha Sanchez on Feb. 16, 1949, in Trinidad. He served with the Army Air Corps during WW II. Worked as an engineer for the U.S. Forest Service, which he retired from. He lived in Monte Vista before living in Pueblo. He is survived by children Bernadette Abeyta of Monte Vista, James T. Ortez of California, Gerandette Emke of California, Joseph G. Ortez of California, Christopher Ortez of Denver; sister Ralphie (Tom) Lutrey of Denver; brother Rudolph Ortez of California and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons, one grandson and three sisters. Cremation with a graveside service 10 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2006, in Lakeside Cemetery with Father James King officiating. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Ortez, Unknown
Unknown Ortez - Akron Pioneer Press - September 26, 1919 - A long session of a coroner's jury failed utterly to reveal the least clue to the identity of the persons who lynched Gonzales and Ortez as the murderers of Police Officer Jeff Evans at Pueblo.

Ortibez, Beatrice M.
Beatrice M. Ortibez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1999 - Beatrice M. Ortibez, 84, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 10, 1999. Born May 12, 1914, in Gardner, Colo. Survived by her children Elsie Argurrie, Raymond (Irene) Ortivez, Elmer (Alice) Ortivez, Levi (Rosemarie) Ortivez, Arthur Ortivez and Louise Medina- sisters, Teddy Ortivez, Mary (Lucas) Ortivez and Annie (Serafino) Martinez- brothers, Julian (Jenny) Trujillo and August Trujillo- 31 grandchildren- 48 great-grandchildren- 13 great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Eustacio Ortibez, and daughters, Mary Lou Martinez and Arlene Esquibel. She will be greatly missed by her family whom she greatly loved. Family rosary, 3 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortibez, Frank
Frank (Buzzard) Ortibez - Huerfano World - February 5, 2004 - Frank (Buzzard) Ortibez, born April 19, 1940, died Jan. 27, 2004. Preceded in death by mother, Josephine Ortibez; and daughters, Dianne and Renee Ortibez. Survived by Betty Ortibez; children, Debbie (Jim) Atencio, Anthony (Jennifer) Ortibez, Chris (Maria) Ortibez, and grandchildren, James and Michael Atencio, Nicole Lucero, Jamie Walecheck, Christopher Ortibez and Mark, Shawn, Kaylee and Emalee Ortibez. Cremation. Burial will follow at a later date at Laguna Cemetery.

Ortibez, Renee Antionette
Renee Antionette Ortibez - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Renee Antionette Ortibez, 33, of Walsenburg, died in a one vehicle accident Feb. 28, 1998. Born Jan. 5, 1965 in Walsenburg to Frank and Betty Rampa Ortibez, she lived most of her life in the Huerfano County area. A lover of the outdoors and children, she had worked in Englewood as a Kinder Care teacher. She was employed as a dietician at Huerfano Medical Center. Ms. Ortibez was engaged to Ernest Castro who was killed in the same accident. Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Walecheck, Walsenburg; her parents, Frank and Betty Ortibez, Walsenburg; a sister, Debbie Atencio, Walsenburg; two brothers, Anthony and Chris Ortibez, Walsenburg; her grandparents, Phil and Pauline Garcia, Pueblo and Josie Ortibez, Colorado Springs; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two children and her sister, Diane Ortibez. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Laguna Cemetery, outside of Walsenburg.***** Renee A. Ortibez - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Accident Claims 3 (with pictures) Three Walsenburg residents were pronounced dead at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Highway 10, 30 miles east of the city in Pueblo County. They were going to a funeral in Crowley County. Identified at the scene were the driver, Ernest L. Castro, 43, his mother, Della Vallejos, 77 and Renee A. Ortibez, 33. According to the state patrol report by Sgt. Paul Matzke, it appears that Castro fell asleep and his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled 282 feet before correcting back onto the highway and then ran across the roadway and off the left side. It rolled two and half times, coming to rest on its top. Mr. Castro and Ms. Ortibez were ejected while the vehicle was rolling. Obituaries on all three appear on Page 2.

Ortivez, Amalia
Amalia Ortivez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1987 - Amalia Ortivez, 67, Walsenburg, died Feb. 20, 1987. Survived by six children, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg.

Ortivez, Clorinda
Clorinda Ortivez - Huerfano World - February 1, 2007 - Gone is the face we loved so dear, silent is the voice we loved to hear; too far away for sight or speech, but not too far away for thought to reach. Sweet to remember her, who once was here, and who, though absent is just as dear. Our lips cannot tell how we miss her, our hearts cannot tell what to say; God alone knows how we miss her, in a home that is lonesome today. Clorinda Ortivez born September 10, 1922 in Maes Creek. Entered into rest January 24, 2007, in Pueblo. She loved bingo and going to Cripple Creek.

Ortivez, Jose Daniel
Jose Daniel Ortivez - Huerfano World - January 21, 1999 - Jose Daniel Ortivez, 50, of Walsenburg died 17, 1999. He was born December 30, 1948 in Walsenburg. Survivors include his mother Esther Ortivez, Walsenburg; brother, Joe Ortivez, Peyton; sisters Betty Espinoza and Barbara DeHerrera, Walsenburg, Jean Vallejos, Colorado Springs, Marie Salazar, and Linda Salazar, Denver, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass from St Mary Church. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ortivez, Roberta
Roberta Ortivez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2006 - Roberta Ortivez, 51, passed away Jan. 23, 2006. She is survived by her mother, Martha Viapando; her children, Markus (Margarita) Ortivez, Amanda (Joe) Aragon & Isabelle Ortivez; two sisters, one brother, plus numerous family members. Receiving friends & family at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, 5p.m. to 7p.m.

Ortiviz, Bernilia Vivian
Bernilia "Bernie" Vivian Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1987 - Bernilia "Bernie" Vivian Ortiviz, 60, late of 2009 E. 12th St., passed away Dec. 19, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1956 and formerly of Gardner, Colo. Survived by husband, Lorenzo Ortiviz, children, Gerard (Rose) Martinez, Dominic (Gloria) Ortiviz and Elizabeth (George) Trujillo all of Pueblo. Survived also by four grandchildren. Sister of Alfred Medina of Florence and Millie Trujillo of Fountain. Arrangements pending. Family at 2009 E. 12th St.

Ortiviz, Carmelita
Carmelita Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1999 - Carmelita Ortiviz, 98, a Pueblo resident for many years, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 5, 1999. She is survived by her children, Elodia Medina, Walsenburg, Sylvia (Gilbert) Perrino, Badito, Colo., Erma (Enrique) Guzman, Fort Worth, Texas, Larry (Nancy) Ortiviz, Lucas (Mary) Ortiviz, and Rita (Santos) Ortiz, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by 44 grandchildren- 82 great-grandchildren- 31 great-great-grandchildren- brother and sister-in-law, Elias (Rose) Martinez- daughters-in-law, Teddy Ortiviz and Clorinda Ortiviz- numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Carmelita is preceded in death by her husband, Anastacio Ortiviz, in 1979- her daughter, Josie Alcala, 1997- sons, Manuel Ortiviz, 1995- Ray Ortiviz, 1985- and Angel Ortiviz, 1947. She was born to the union of Eliseo and Eulalia Martinez on Dec. 15, 1900, in San Luis. Her marriage to Anastacio Ortiviz on Feb. 12, 1917, in Badito, spanned a period of 62 years. They lived most of their life in Turkey Creek, until moving to Pueblo in 1970. She loved to garden and crochet, but more than that, she loved to play bingo and spend time with her family. Viewing, Tuesday, from 2-5 p.m., and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church where she was a member. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m.

Ortiz, Albert
Albert Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1998 - Albert Ortiz, 87, of La Veta, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 1, 1998. Born Nov. 15, 1910, in El Moro, Colo. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosanna; children, Grace Roybal of La Puente, Calif., Barbara (Adam) Baca of Pueblo, Lorraine (Jacob) Cisneros of La Veta, David Ortiz of Pueblo; sisters, Agnes Vallejos of Walsenburg, Colo., Mary (Fidel) Gutierrez of Pueblo, Louise (Paul) Alire of Pueblo; brother, Dick Ortiz of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Theresa (Joe) Garcia of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Filomeno and Victoriana Ortiz; daughter, Gloria Ortiz; sisters, Dora Gonzales and Rose Romero; brother, Eloy Ortiz; brothers-in-law, Antonio J. Romero, Leo Romero, Ciriaco Romero and Jose Gonzales. Mr. Ortiz worked as a crane operator at CF&I for 35 years, retiring in 1972. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed working in his garden. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. Prayer service, Thursday, 7 p.m. Funeral service, Friday, 10 a.m. Both services at Good Shepherd Church, 1216 Beech. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Ortiz family will greet friends and relatives at the homes of Debbie Arellano and Loretta Vigil.

Ortiz, Angel V.
Angel V. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2004 - Angel V. Ortiz, 66, passed away July 6, 2004, in Pueblo. Services in Albuquerque, N.M.

Ortiz, Armando
Armando Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2001 - Armando Ortiz, 37, departed this life Sept. 4, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Born July 19, 1964, in Deming, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Elizabeth (Montoya) Ortiz; sister, Charlotte Ortiz; nephew, Anthony Ortiz. Survived by beloved wife, Shelley Mestas; stepdaughters, Hope and Margaret Gallegos; siblings, Leroy (Rita) Ortiz, Steve Montoya, Arthur Ortiz, Valerie Ortiz; two grandchildren; godchild, Juliet Elizabeth Puliatchk; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Ortiz, Barbara
Barbara "Vita" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1998 - Barbara "Vita" Ortiz, 86, passed away on Nov. 4, 1998. She was born in Barlea, Colo., on Oct. 15, 1912, to Fedelia (Pacheco) and Donacioano Maldonado. Mrs. Ortiz was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Trinchera PTA, Branson Trinchera Extension Club, and a member of St. Joseph Parish. Barbara enjoyed embroidery, painting by number and making puzzles. She loved to cook for her family and friends. Preceding her in death are parents, Fedelia and Donaciano Maldonado- brothers, Epifanio Gallegos, Steve Maldonado- sisters, Rose Baca, Marian Finn, and Maria Adella Chavez. Survivors are husband of 59 years, Alfred B. Ortiz, Trinidad- sons, Tom (Judee) Ortiz, Trinidad, Felix (Karen) Ortiz, Trinidad, Alfred (Virginia) Ortiz, Trinidad- special nephew, Donald E. Ortiz, Woodland Park- brothers and sisters, George Maldonado, Penrose, Elizabeth Martinez, Arizona, Sam Maldonado, Stella Valdez, Logia Arguello and Nora Madrid, all of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren- 15 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with rite of committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are: Dennis Blan, Dave Sanchez, Jeffery Buzzo, Rusty Guzzo, Jamie Terry, Blas Chacon, Gene Ortiz, Liz Ortega, Brenda Ortiz, Terry Hessler, Greg Ortiz and Gary Terry II. Active pallbearers are: Tammie Guzzo, Terrie Hessler, Eric Ortiz, Brett Ortiz, Chris Vigil, Linda Ortiz, and Donald E. Ortiz. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Trinidad State Nursing Home, 409 Benedicta, Trinidad, Colo. 81082, in memory of Barbara. The family may be contacted at 1616 E. Main.

Ortiz, Braulio P.
Braulio P. Ortiz - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 23, 2004 - Braulio P. Ortiz, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in Denver. He was born on March 30, 1924 to Telesforo and Panfilia (Padilla) Ortiz in Naranjtto, Puerto Rico. He married Theresa Cordova in November of 1954 in New York. He was a farmer in Puerto Rico and worked as a cook in New York before working as a handyman, painter, plumber and electrician. He was a jack-of-all trades. He was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend who loved life to the fullest. He was a great comedian and will never be forgotten. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Salvador, Juan, Eladio, and Piano Ortiz, and sister, Carmen Ortiz. He is survived by his wife Theresa, Denver; son Jesse (Miriam) Ortiz, Denver; daughters, Lilly (Felix) Ocasio, Aurora and Carmen (George) Tavares, Trinidad; brother Telesforo (Virginia) Ortiz, Puerto Rico; sister Alice Ortiz, New York; grandchildren Maria T. Ocasio, Daniel B. Ortiz, Sophia Tavares, Jesse C. Ortiz, Anna Ocasio and Alexandra Ortiz; great grand child Jayden Ortiz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Felix Ocasio, Jesse Ortiz, Geroge Tavares, David Ortiz, Bobby Romero and Fernando Cordova. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 23 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Melancon, S.J., as the celebrant. Interment will be at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Aguilar. The family of Braulio P. Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Ortiz, Bryan Marcus Mendez
Bryan Marcus Mendez Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1987 - Bryan Marcus Mendez Ortiz, infant son of Karen Mendez and Steve Ortiz, passed away Oct. 6, 1987. Survived by stepbrother, Steven Jason Cordova; grandparents, Paul and Liz Mendez and Leroy and Nancy Ortiz, all of Pueblo. Also survived by great-grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. Prayer service at 1 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel. Graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 9 Ramsgate Place.

Ortiz, Davis C.
Davis C. Ortiz – Routt County Republican – December 2, 1910 – Davis C. Ortiz, a bartender of Pueblo, threw himself under the wheels of a freight engine and was instantly killed.

Ortiz, Desi Leigh
Desi Leigh Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Desi Leigh Ortiz, affectionately known as "Dio," age 25, born Oct. 4, 1977, passed away Aug. 21, 2003. Survived by wife, Erin Ortiz; mother, Sharon Tafoya; father, Desi (Robyn) Ortiz; brother, Dean L. Ortiz; nephew, Leigh Ortiz; grandmother, Lauretta Marino; mother-in-law, Kathy (Phil) Ruegg; father-in-law, Gail (Roseann) Johnson; and numerous other relatives and very special friends. He is predeceased by brother, Cory L. Ortiz; and special aunt, Ruby "Nanny" Avey. Desi was a talented and accomplished artist. He was fun-loving and had a big heart. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway.

Ortiz, Dick
Dick Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Dick Ortiz, 77, of Pueblo. With permission from his family, a memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Leander Church, 1438 E. Seventh St. - December 01, 2000 - Dick "Uncle Dick" Ortiz of Pueblo, a barber, died Nov. 17 in Littleton. He was 77. No services were held. There was cremation. He was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Walsenburg. He married Katie Dorrance. She preceded him in death. Ortiz served in the Navy. He was a barber for 50 years and was a member of the St. Leander Church and Catholic Choir Group. He is survived by a daughter, Lolly Valdez, Littleton; two sons, Dan and Tim, both of Pueblo; and two sisters, Agnes Vallegos and Mary Gutierrez; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ortiz, Edward
Edward "Ed" Ortiz - Huerfano World - August 31, 1989 - Ed Ortiz, 68, of Walsenburg, died in Pueblo Aug. 22, 1989, after a lengthy illness. He had been a patient in St. Mary Corwin Hospital since June 20. Born in Walsenburg Sept. 4, 1920, to Benjamin and Dolores Ortiz, he attended school at Walsen Camp and Walsenburg High School. He later became custodian at Walsenburg High School, working there from 1958 to 1983. After retirement, he drove the Senior Citizen bus and Meals-on-Wheels for several years before ill health forced him to quit in 1987. His love for art led him to paint the background scenery for El Fandango for many years. He was also an avid camper and fisherman. On Dec. 21, 1944, he married the former Norena Sanchez in Denver. He was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Norena of the family home, six children, Delores Lingo, La Veta, Barbara Wilson, Dorothy Ortivez, Arthur Ortiz, Richard Ortiz and Emily Ortiz, all of Walsenburg; a sister, Viola Gallegos, Pueblo; two brothers, Ben Ortiz, Colorado Springs and Virgil Ortiz, Garden City, KS; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in north St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Ortiz, Edward
Edward Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2004 - Edward Ortiz, 57, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. Born May 22, 1947, in Roy, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Marcos and Eloisa Ortiz; two brothers, one sister. Survived by loving wife, Ramona Ortiz; children, Ed (Victoria) Ortiz, Laura (John) Gomez, Yvette (Neal) Robinson, Ernest (Chris) Ortiz and John (MiSuk) Padilla; one brother; two sisters; grandchildren, Alisha, Francene, Juanita, Diana, Heather, Clark, Marcus, Lanisha, Kristine, Stephanie, Tiffany, Angelica, Sarah, Desirae and Alexander; also three great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 am. Friday, at St. Pius X Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Pius Hall after Mass.

Ortiz, Eliza
Eliza Aragon Ortiz - Independent - February 21, 1930 - Mrs. Ortiz Dies Here on Monday. Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Aragon Ortiz, 42, member of one of Huerfano county's oldest pioneer families, were held from the St. Mary's Catholic church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in the St. Mary's cemetery in charge of the Furphy Undertaking Co. Mrs. Ortiz died at her home here Monday following a short illness.

Ortiz, Elvira
Elvira Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - “Little Grandma,” passed away on Friday, May 10, 2002. Elvira was born in Encino, N.M., to Perfecto and Estefanita Jaramillo. She lived a long, full life of 96 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mercedes Ortiz; and granddaughter, Melissa Ann Gallegos. Elvira was survived by her four children, Mercy Moren; Herman (Connie) Ortiz; Gusty (Peggy) Salazar, Lilly Salazar (Bennie Garcia); grandchildren and spouses, Joseph Vigil, Dorothy Stanton, Gloria Vigil, Herman Vigil, Margaret Rodriguez, Marta Ortiz, Anna Marie Ortiz, Chris Salazar, Angel Salazar, Robert Gallegos, Andrew Gallegos; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to her loving caregiver, Maude Tofoya, and physician, Dr. Fen Sartorius of 10 years. Elvira was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colo., and Saint Anne Catholic Church in Santa Fe, N.M. She was also a member of the Christian Mother Society and Sacred Heart Society. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Romero Funeral Chapel in Antonito. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos. Interment will follow at the La Jara Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.

Ortiz, Endelecia
Endelecia Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003 - Endelecia Ortiz, 74, was born Nov. 12, 1928, and was called to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Primitivo and Eva Mascarenas of Penasco, N.M. Survived by loving husband of 53 years, Richard Ortiz; sons, Martin (Patsy) Ortiz, Melvin Ortiz; daughters, Catherine Morgan, CJ Ortiz, Rita (Phil) Medina, Rose (Ed) Montanez; grandchildren, Scott Ortiz, Eric Ortiz, Candace Morgan, Laura Ortiz, Stacey Haptonstahl, Cyrene Ortiz; and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory, private services.

Ortiz, Eric Anthony
Eric Anthony Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2002 - Eric Anthony Ortiz, passed away Sept. 19, 2002. Survived by his parents, Roberta Ortiz and George Reikens; brother, Michael; sister, Ashley Ortiz; grandparents, Mariana (Bobby) Montano; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Ignacita Ortiz. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the family home at 1702 West 30th Street after the service.

Ortiz, Eva
Eva Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2002 - Eva Ortiz, 93, of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. today at St. Patrick Church, Rev. Ed Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.

Ortiz, Frank M.
Frank Mark Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2002 - Frank Mark Ortiz, 31. The sun rose on Nov. 26, 1970, a beautiful baby boy was born, a gift to many people. This child was Frank Ortiz. His biological parents both deceased, Manuel and Ruth Ortiz Duran; and six biological siblings, Jane L. Ortiz, Charlene M. Trujillo, Connie Duran, Mitch J. Duran, Tom Duran and Larry Duran. Frankie's life changed when he became the loving child of John H. and Aurora Herrera. His extended family grew with additional siblings, Dolores L. (Clark) Romero, Maxine Cortez, Rose Angel Garcia, Janice Hernandez Perez. He had numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, to include, but not limited to, Gary L. (Andria) Apodaca Jr., John Apodaca, John Cortez, Clark Romero Jr. and Derek Apodaca. In addition many special friends, Rose Valdez, Corrine Cordova, and Judy Baca, guardian. Other special people in Frankie's life included those involved in his day program, Colorado Bluesky, Pueblo Community Connections and other staff members. Frankie graduated in 1992 from Central High School and enjoyed working in the school and hospital cafeterias. People would say, “how lucky Frankie was to have such a loving family,” however, it was his family and friends who were honored to have Frankie's presence. Frankie was a godsend, an angel, a special child, brother, relative and friend. Frankie had a sense of humor and made our lives complete. Frankie had a heart the size of the sun and had an effect on people like the stars in the sky. He was more precious than a treasure of gold. He was priceless like the largest diamond, because he gave us hope. Frankie was a special child who loved life and strived to be independent. He loved to ride his bike, play cards and dance. Frankie enjoyed looking his best. He was concerned about his grooming and always wanted to look nice. Those close to Frankie will never forget his focus on his hair and oftentimes reminding those around him of his need for a “hair cut,” as well as reminding his mom that she needed one too. The sun set for Frankie on Sept. 7, 2002, and he will be sadly missed. He will be missed more than words can express. Someday we will be with Frankie and hold him in our arms again. It is said that we are here on borrowed time and our Father will come and take us home. We wish our Father would have given us more time with Frankie, but as children of God we don't ask why? It is our time to let go and return Frankie to his Father in heaven. We are thankful that God chose to have Frankie in our lives. Frankie will remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him with heavy hearts we send Frankie home. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice program staff, Dr. Siddiqui and staff, Angelus Chapel and all of Frankie's family and friends. God Bless you all. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blend, the Father Richard Becker, Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ortiz, Frederico Sr.
Frederico Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1999 - Frederico Ortiz Sr., 76, Walsenburg, Nov. 11. Survived by wife, Florence, Walsenburg; children, Rita Vensor, Apache Junction, Ariz., Eleanor Costa, Denver, Fred Ortiz Jr., Walsenburg, Beverly Hayes, Weston, Sam Ortiz, Trinidad, Linda Cuccia, Mesa Ariz., Andy Ortiz, Blue Springs, Mo., Renee Martinez, Apache Junction, Ariz., Dion Ortiz, Walsenburg, Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Church, Comi, Trinidad. Huerfano World - November 8, 2001 - In Loving memory of Husband, Father and Grandfather Fred Ortiz, who passed away two years ago November 11, 1999. Love and miss you, Wife Florence and kids and grandchildren

Ortiz, Henry
Henry Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1986 - Henry Ortiz, also known as Manuel Carrillo Cruz, 1429 E. Evans, departed this life Sunday, April 13, 1986. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Duran, Nov. 15, 1973. A Word War II, U.S. Army veteran. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp., 25-inch mill. Survivors include his children, Gabriel and Tom Cruz, both of San Gabriel, Calif.; Janie Ortiz, Frankie Ortiz, Larry (Bowina) Duran, Mitch Duran, Charlene Duran, and Connie Duran, all of Pueblo, Tom (Cheryl) Duran, Denver; sister, Eloisa Alvarez, Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Jesus Cruz, Mexico, and Frank Cruz, Sunnyville, Calif.; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Angeles Chapel, the Rev. Eugene Harden officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 210 Spring.

Ortiz, Isabel
Isabel Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1921 – Isabel Ortiz, infant, died April 1, east of the city. Body at McMinns.

Ortiz, Jackie E. Sr.
Jackie E. Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1978 - Jackie E. Ortiz Sr., Walsenburg, Oct. 14, 1978. Husband of Louise Ortiz; father of Miss Leanne Ortiz and Jackie Ortiz Jr., Walsenburg; brother of Mrs. Delores Lingo, Miss Barbara Ortiz, Mrs. Dorothy Ortivez, Richard Ortiz, Miss Emily Ortiz, all of Walsenburg, and Arthur A. Ortiz, Denver, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ortiz, Walsenburg. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services, St. Mary Church. Recitation of rosary 7:30 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.Huerfano World - October 10, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Jackie E. Ortiz who passed away October 14, 1978. - Verse - Sadly missed by Sisters and Brothers, Nieces and Nephews.

Ortiz, Jake E.
Jake E. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2001 - Resthaven Funeral Home, Fort Collins, Colo. Jake E. Ortiz, 66, Fort Collins, June 6, 2001. Born in San Luis, Colo., to Benigna Medina and Carlos Ortiz on June 2, 1935. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, Rosalia (Ontiveros) Ortiz, Fort Collins; son, Tim (Danna) Ortiz, Fort Collins; daughter, Terry (Dan) Coy, Pueblo; sisters, Mary Brown, Priscilla Allen and Dora Ortiz, all of Phoenix; brother, Joe Ortiz, Pueblo; and one grandson. Mr. Ortiz was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He dearly loved his family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale, Colo. Family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Larimer County.

Ortiz, James E.
James E. Ortiz - Trinidad Times Independent - March 11, 2005 - James E. Ortiz (CMSGT RET), 60, passed away March 9, 2005. He was born in Trinidad Aug. 4, 1944. He is survived by his wife Dolores "Dee" Mae Ortiz; four children, Nicole, Erika, Mandy, Dale and four grandchildren; five sisters and three brothers. He spent 34 years in the Colorado Air National Guard and retired as a Federal Civil Service Technician. He was a member of the National Western Stock Show, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air National Guard Enlisted Association and the Air Force Chief's Association. A Rosary and visitation will be held Tuesday, March 15, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, Colo., beginning at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 1 p.m., Bear Valley Christian Church, 6800 W. Hampton Ave., Lakewood, Colo., off the frontage road. Internment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B at 2 p.m.

Ortiz, Joe
Joe Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Joe Ortiz of Pueblo passed away Aug. 4, 2000. At his request, cremation. Private family committal service will be held at a later date.

Ortiz, Jose A.
Jose “Joe” A. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2003 - Jose “Joe” A. Ortiz, 75, of Pueblo, born Aug. 20, 1927, died on May 26, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, Luis and Carlota Ortiz; son, Raymond Ortiz; sister, Viola Ortiz; in-laws, Tranquilino and Benita Candelario. He left to cherish his loving memory: beloved wife, Juliana Ortiz (Josie); and children, Mary Jiron (Leroy Atencio), John (Carol) Ortiz; daughter-in-law, Glena Ortiz; brothers, Tony and Ray Ortiz; sisters, Shon Valerio, Edna (Minnie) Hart and Beatrice Burg; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; brother- and sister-in-law, John and Beatrice Casaus. He served in the Army in World War II. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot with 40 years of service. A member of the American Legion Post No. 203. He was a loving person who enjoyed his family. He loved to attend church, enjoyed family outings and taking photos. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Friday at Praise Assembly of God. Relatives and friends will be received at American Legion Post No. 203, in Blende. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ortiz, Jose Melaquias
Jose Melaquias Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Jose Melaquias Ortiz, 313 Katherine Street, Avondale, departed this life Sept. 8, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Pueblo resident since 1950. He was born April 7, 1914, in Costilla, N.M. He was retired from Pueblo Depot Activity and a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Survived by his wife, Josie Ortiz; children, Mel (Becky) Ortiz, Norbert (Fran) Ortiz, Edward (Barbara) Ortiz, Patricio (Judy) Ortiz, Robert (Pam) Ortiz, Susie (Frank) Sisneros, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Richard) Armenta, Charlotte (Felix) Ortiz, Geri Ann Ortiz, Bertha Alvin; brothers, Rudolph Ortiz, Eloy Ortiz; sister, Reyes Cordova; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Predeceased by brother, Petrolino Ortiz, and sister, Epifania DeHerrera. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday; rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with the Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at the home.

Ortiz, Jose P.
Jose P. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Jose P. Ortiz, 86. Visitation from noon until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 1987, at St. Leander Church. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1987, at St. Leander Church, with Father Roger Dorsey officiating. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the family home, 2118 E. Seventh. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Ortiz, Josie O.
Josie 0. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2003 - Josie 0. Ortiz, 80, a homemaker, departed this life March 18, 2003, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Cerro, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose Perfetto and Maclovia (Quintana) Garcia; husband, Jose Melaquias Ortiz Sr.; sons, Maximo Ocleadas Ortiz, Jose Melaquias Ortiz Jr.; brother, Herman Garcia; sister, Bernice Martinez. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, Susie (Frank) Sisneros, Edward (Barbara) Ortiz, Nobert (Fran) Ortiz, Pat (Judy) Ortiz, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Alex) Ortiz-Nykoluk, Charlotte (Felix) Salas, Robert (Pam) Ortiz, Bertha (Alvin) Espinosa; siblings, Joe (Sharon) Garcia, Sam (Virginia) Garcia, Marcia Maes, Ruth (Frank) Perea, Evelyn (Nick) Aguilar; and Geri Ann Ortiz, a granddaughter, whom she raised as her own; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale; vigil service, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Maurice 0. Gallager as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Ortiz, Marcelito
Marcelito "Lito" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1999 - Marcelito "Lito" Ortiz, 57, passed away Dec. 16, 1999. Born Aug. 18, 1942, in Tucumcari, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Pablo Paz and Rufina Montoya Ortiz, and a sister, Erma Ortiz. Mr. Ortiz is survived by his children, Johnny Griego, David (Julie) Gonzales and Yvette (Harold) Horlacher; siblings, Nick (Connie) Ortiz, Eufrasio (Cookie) Ortiz, Pablo (Helen) Ortiz and Gilbert (Dianne) Ortiz; five grandchildren; 16 nieces and nephews; stepfather, Tony Gonzales; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Ortiz, Maria Eleanor
Maria Eleanor Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1999 - Maria Eleanor Ortiz, a 29-year resident of Pueblo, was born June 8, 1905, in Capulin, Colo., and passed away June 26, 1999 , in Veguita, N.M., where she was residing with her oldest son. She lived in Monte Vista, Colo., until 1970.Preceded in death by her husband, Augustine F. Ortiz (1898-1967)- and her oldest daughter, Dora L. Montano of Pueblo Rye. Survived by six children, Rudy Ortiz, Veguita, N.M., Katherine Mayo, Torrance, Calif., Veronica Way, La Mesa, Calif., Angie Bonnell, Huntington Beach, Calif., Phyllis Carter, San Diego, Calif., and Anthony Ortiz, Walnut, Calif.- 21 grandchildren, 31great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Services, Christ the King Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by interment at 2 p.m. at the San Luis Valley Cemetery in Monte Vista, Colo.

Ortiz, Melaquias Jr.
Melaquias Ortiz Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2001 - Melaquias Ortiz Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2001. Born on Nov. 5, 1940, in Jaroso, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Melaquias Ortiz Sr.; and baby brother, "Max." He has left to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 33 years, Rebecca "Becky"; his mother, Josie; children, Roman (Roseen), Joseph (Christina), Julie (Carlos), Jason (Jennifer), Cherie, Tanisha and Michael; nine grandchildren; and he also raised as his own Bev (Rudy) Hernandez and Brenda Castro. Siblings, Suzie (Frank) Sisneros, Norbert (Frances) Ortiz, Eddie (Barbara) Ortiz, Pat (Judy) Ortiz, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Alex) Ortiz, Charolette (Felix) Salas, Bobby (Pam) Ortiz, Bertha (Alvin) Espinoza; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and the Ortega family, who loved him dearly and whom he loved. Mel served his country in the Marine Corps. He enjoyed singing, watching football, helping others, and had a great sense of humor. He was a wonderful and faithful husband, father and friend. Through it all, he learned to trust in Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Services to be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m., both at the Good Shepherd Church, 1216 Beech St., Pueblo. Officiated by his son and pastor, Roman Ortiz. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Ortiz, Michael F. Jr.
Michael F. Ortiz Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1998 - Michael F. Ortiz Jr., Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died June 5, 1998. Husband of Gloria- son of the late Michael Ortiz and Carmen and Antonio Chavez- father of Michael F. (Cindy) Ortiz III, Rachel Ortiz, Brandon (Kimi) Ortiz, Leticia Ortiz, Georganne (DJ) Contreras and John Leyba- brother of Mercedes Granillo, Rebecca Ortiz, Timothy (Peggy) Ortiz, Lorraine Solis, Jeanette Galvan and Antoinette Chavez- numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Service, 6 p.m. Friday, Funeraria Latina, 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver. Family will receive friends at 2319 E. Routt.

Ortiz, Norena V.
Norena V. Ortiz - Huerfano World - October 11, 1990 - Norena Ortiz, 62, died Oct. 4, 1990, in Denver after a long illness. Born Aug. 26, 1928, in Dixon, NM, the daughter of George and Endelicia Sanchez, she was married to Edward Ortiz in Denver, Dec. 21, 1944, who preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1989. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Dolores Lingo, La Veta, Barbara Wilson, Dorothy Ortivez, Arthur Ortiz, Richard Ortiz and Emily Ortiz, all of Walsenburg; three brothers, Frutoso and Albert Sanchez, both of Dixon, NM and Nelson Sanchez, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ortiz, Quiteria
Quiteria "Katie" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Quiteria "Katie" Ortiz, born Sept. 29, 1926, passed away Feb. 8, 2000. Survived by her children, Lolly (Jose) Valdez, Daniel (Nadine) Ortiz and Tim Ortiz; grandchildren, Daniel (Rebecca) Ortiz, Danielle (Joshua) Soto, Joe (Alex) Valdez, Victor Valdez and Timothy Ortiz Jr.; three great-grandchildren; the father of her children, Dick Ortiz; sister, Erminda Cordova; brother, Sam (Alice) Dorrance; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special partner, "Chico," her dog. She will also be sadly missed by friends, Rose Romo and Esther Pena, and loving neighbors, the Emersons and Rebecca, along with her Pueblo Christian Center family. At her request, cremation with no services.

Ortiz, Raquel
Raquel Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2004 - Raquel Ortiz, 95, affectionately known as "Grandma Quelita," passed away on March 9, 2004. She was born Oct. 5, 1908, in El Rito, N.M., to Serafino and Adelaida Gallegos, who preceded her in death; along with Dora Montoya, whom she raised; her husband, Jose Ortiz; and daughter, Angelina Lucero. Survived by her daughter, Margaret (Richard) Aragon; nephew, Joe Gallegos, whom she raised as a son; son-in-law, Dorotheo (Ruby) Lucero; grandchildren, Louise (Fred) DeLao, Richard (Dorothy) Aragon, Betty Vazquez, Lorraine (Joaquin) Venzor, Elaine Gurule, Merlinda Lucero; 10 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thanks to the entire staff at University Park Care Center and a special thank you to Section 1 staff. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Ortiz, Rena
Rena Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2002 - (Photo) Rena Ortiz, 52, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter-in-law, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002. A lifetime Puebloan, Rena was born Jan. 6, 1950, to the union of Mariano and Guadalupe Rodriguez. They precede her in death as do a son, Anthony Scott Ortiz; niece, Suzanne Felipe; brother-in-law, John Romero; and nephews, Genaro Casados and Eric Jason Autobee, Oct. 18, 2002. Rena was a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing administration. She was employed at the Colorado Department of Corrections San Carlos Division. She had a passion for reading and continuing education of the nursing field. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden and baking cookies and candy. Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandson, Jacob. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband, Jose Ortiz; daughter, Valerie Ortiz; son, Joe Ortiz; grandson, Jacob Harmon; siblings, Russell Rodriguez, Gloria (Curtis) Medalen, Angie Rachel Lovato, Frances (Edward) Mares and Josie (Carlos) Aguilar; special daughter, Lucille Dick; special grandson, Preston Dick; father and mother-in-law, Ben and Grace Ortiz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Faustina) Ortiz, Lola (Robert) Autobee, Cathy Lucero, Margie Romero, Ben Ortiz, Rick (Nancy) Ortiz and Jeff Ortiz; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including her DOC family. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Cremation to follow the Mass. The Ortiz family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the Mass.

Ortiz, Rosanna M.
Rosanna M. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2001 - Rosanna M. Ortiz, 86, passed on to a better life on Nov. 13, 2001. Predeceased by her parents, Ciriaco Romero and Rasario Gonzales Romero; her loving husband, Albert Ortiz in 1998; daughter, Gloria Ortiz; brothers, Pete Romero, Antonio Romero, Leo Romero; and sister, Theresa Garcia. Survived by her children, Grace Roybal of La Veta, Colo., Barbara (Adam) Baca of Pueblo, Lorraine (Jake) Cisneros of La Veta and David Ortiz of Pueblo; nephews, Anthony Romero and John Droghio, whom she raised as her own; brothers, Joe Romero, Ben (Betty) Romero, Robert (Rosalie) Romero; sisters, Sofie (Fred) Patterson, Connie (Charles) Hernandez, Patsy (Ted) Baca, Mary (Jim) Birmingham, Sharon (Jack) Fairfield, Dorothy (Tim) Chimento, Christine (Art) Vallejos, Florence Duran, Shirley (James) Jaquez and Paula (Ike) Faulkner; sister-in-law, Agnes Vallejos; brothers-in-law, Joe Garcia and Paul Alire; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech, Pueblo, Rev. Roman Ortiz officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortiz, Rosario P.
Rosario P. Oritz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2000 - Rosario P. Ortiz, age 79, of Holly, Colo., died April 25, 2000. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2000. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the church.

Ortiz, Rose
Rose Jimenez Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2003 - Rose Jimenez Ortiz, 83, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, departed this life at home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, with her family and friends at her bedside. Rose was born in Pueblo, Colo., one of nine children, to the union of Felix and Desideria Jimenez. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Fermin Ortiz (March 2003) and grandson Justin. She leaves to cherish her memory a brother Joe Jimenez, Albuquerque, Carl Jimenez, and special niece Carlotta Munoz, Pueblo, her children, Irene (Bill) Hovey, Margaret (David) Gabaldon, and Nancy Gandara, grandchildren, Debbie, Ronnie, Valerie, Mark, Denise, Celina, Janeen, Gabriel and Deanne, as well as 27 great-great-grandchildren, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and countless other family members and friends. She will be sadly missed by all. The family would like to thank her caregivers including family friend Lou Wessel. Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos, N.W., Albuquerque, N.M. Rosary on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at 3:00 p.m., burial on Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are being handled through Strongthorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal, S.E., Albuquerque, N.M.

Ortiz, Roseanna
Roseanna Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - Roseanna Ortiz, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Ortiz. Survived by her children, Frances (Ralph) Chavez, Eddie (Gayle) Ortiz, LeeRoy (Sherri) Ortiz, Richard (Donna) Ortiz, Larry (Anita) Ortiz, Manuel (Licha) Ortiz Jr. and Deanna Ortiz; brothers, Paul (Josie) Romero and Andrew Romero; 28 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, with vigil service to follow, 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial.

Ortiz, Ruby
Ruby Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2003 - Ruby Ortiz, 77, of Pueblo, formerly of Capulin, went home to be with the Lord April 2, 2003. Born Jan. 4, 1926. Survived by her son, Fred (Nellie) Arellano; daughter, Becki (Pat) Phelan; two sisters; and five grandchildren. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel, Alamosa, Colo. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Parish, Capulin.

Ortiz, Sadie
Sadie Ortiz - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - September 11, 2003 - Sadie Ortiz, a former Trinidad resident, passed away September 3, 2003 in Denver. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Nash Ortiz and two infant sons, Junior and Donald. Sadie was born in Trinidad, Colorado, December 23, 1910. Her parents, Lucas and Martina Duran, brother Nash Duran and sisters Rose Gomez and Rafelita Montez preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 daughters and 4 sons; George M. Ortiz, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Flora M. Trujillo, Chicago, Illinois, Martha B. Duran, Lakewood, Colorado, Linda A. Konecko, Thornton, Colorado, Josie S. Romero, Phoenix, Arizona, Leroy Z. Ortiz, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Samuel R. Ortiz, Colorado Springs, Colorado, James E. Ortiz, Brighton, Colorado and Kay L. Fiser, Wheatridge, Colorado. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation took place on Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Celebration of Life Service (Rosary) followed visitation at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, September 8, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Timothy Ortiz, Mark Ortiz, Matthew Ortiz, Ricky Romero, Ronnie Romero and Ryan Fiser. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Ortiz and all her grandchildren. The family of Sadie Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Ortiz, Stefanie M.
Stefanie M. Ortiz - Huerfano World - October 26, 2006 - Stefanie M. Ortiz, born February 10, 1968 in Colorado Springs, passed away October 20, 2006 in Gardner. Beloved mother of daughters, Torrie, Angelica, and Dezire. Also survived by parents, Ed and Bea Duenas and Vernon and Beverly Diaz; brothers, Anthony Diaz and Eddie Duenas; sister, Jennifer Diaz. Survivors also include several nieces, a nephew and dear friends. “Be strong and let your heart take courage all you hope in the Lord”. Viewing 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2006 at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m., Saturday, October 28 at Sacred heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Burial in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Ortiz, Susano
Susano Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 1998 - Susano Ortiz passed away Jan. 4, 1997, after a brief illness. He was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Las Vegas, N.M., to the union of Fructuoso Ortiz and Cresencia Montano who precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by his twin brother, Manuel Ortiz Sr. He is survived by a special sister-in-law, Rosanna Ortiz- nieces, Frances (Ralph) Chavez, Phoenix, Ariz., and Deanna (Dwight Porter) Ortiz, Pueblo- nephews, Eddie (Gayle) Ortiz, Pueblo, Leroy (Sherri) Ortiz, Arvada, Colo., Richard (Susan), Larry (Anita) and Manuel Jr. (Kim) Ortiz, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and rosary at 7 p.m. at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive. Family will receive friends and relatives at 39 Barclay Drive and 48 Solar Drive.

Ortiz, Victor Sr.
Victor Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1999 - Victor Ortiz Sr., of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 9, 1999. Preceded in death by loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie Ortiz. Survived by children, Bernice Zamora, Victor (Freya) Ortiz Jr., Christina Ortiz, all of Pueblo, and Phyliss Ortiz of Denver- grandchildren, Rhonda (Pilar) Segovia, Katarina Zamora, Susan Phillips, Amy (Mark) Martinez, Sean (Mary) Ortiz, Kirsten Ortiz, Keri (Tim) Joly, Teri (Steve) Blanco, and Kris Ann Gomez- 15 great-grandchildren- brother, Toribio Ortiz- sister, Connie Abeyta- special nephew and companion, Albert Ortiz. Also survived by numerous special nieces and nephews. A considerably different Earth as we enter heaven teaches us to be modest, patient, and constructive in all actions. At the door of the family house, before entering, we go into a forest, into a house of dust. We sit down and weep together in love." Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, Our Lady of the Assumption. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ortlon, August
August Ortlon – Yuma Pioneer – July 24, 1903 – Judge August Ortlon, a pioneer resident of Las Animas county, died at his home in Sopris July 19th. For the last eight years he had been justice of the peace at Sopris. He was a native of Germany, sixty-eight years of age, and leaves a widow and several married children.

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