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George C Ortega

April 10, 1937 — March 2, 2022

George C Ortega

George C. Ortega, 84, of Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. George was born on April 10, 1937, in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Ramon and Mercedes Ortega.

 

There will be no visitation, and cremation has taken place. A rosary is scheduled for 10:30 AM Thursday, March 10, 2022, at San Jose Catholic Church. Following a Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00 AM at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will be at the Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

After growing up, George met and married the love of his life, Lucy Montoya on June 5, 1954, in Santa Fe, NM. They then moved to Los Angeles, CA where he worked for United Parcel as a mail carrier for 25 years. They then moved to Carlsbad in 1978. He was a faithful follower of Christ, and attended San Jose Catholic Church. His number one joy in life was his family. He was his children and grandchildren number one fan, and always went to their sporting events to cheer them on, and collected a new picture button each season. He will continue to live on in their hearts, and will be dearly missed.

 

George was preceded in death by his father, Ramon F. Ortega; mother, Mercedes G. Ortega; wife, Lucy M. Ortega; great-grandson, Nicholas Nathan Ramirez; two daughters, Erlinda Segura and Joann Garcia; two sons, Esquiel Ortega and Ernest Ortega; and brother, Ramon Ortega, Jr.

 

George is survived by his daughter, Sandra Ybaben and husband, Fred of Carlsbad, NM; twenty grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Welch and husband, Robert of Tucumcari, NM; Viola Ortega of Santa Fe, NM; Mary Lou Shaw of Santa Fe, NM; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

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