Eulalia Ortega "Lala" Fino, 85, of Algerita Street, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at her home, after a second struggle with cancer.
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Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today (Jan. 22) at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Valentine Jankowski, OFM Conv., officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park, Carlsbad, N.M. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eulalia was born on Feb. 12, 1927, in Balmorehea, Texas, to Jose and Ladislada (Fuentes) Ortega. She lived a very full and active life and worked in various places. Eulalia enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. She was a member of San Jose Catholic Church and was currently an active member of the Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. Eulalia was preceded in death by her husband, Ventura S. Fino; her parents; brothers: Pablo F. Ortega, Prahedez F. Ortega, Guadalupe F. Ortega and Enrique F. Ortega; sisters: Florentina O. Gonzales and Manuela O. Losoya; and 11 nephews and nieces: Pablo Ortega Jr., Manuel Ortega, Juan Losoya, Saul Ortega, Edwardo Gonzales, Ramon Natividad, Teresa Gonzales, Marissa Martinez and Justin P. Navarro.
Survivors are her sisters: Juana F. Ortega of Carlsbad, N.M., and Felipa O. Natividad of Pecos, Texas; nephew, Ernesto O. Losoya and niece, Lucinda Ortega Conner of Illinois, who Lala and her husband raised in the home; and 38 nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Roy Deanda, Adon Ortega, Omar Nuñez, Denny Onsurez, Joe Jordan and Michael Deanda. Honorary pallbearers are Mario Nuñez, Dennis Onsurez, Chauncy Ortega, Roy Losoya, Demetrius Onsurez, Gilberto Ortega and Jose Losoya. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
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Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Jan. 22, 2013