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Eduardo "Bubba" "Eddie" Ortega, 57, of Mesilla, New Mexico, entered eternal life surrounded by his immediate family and friends Friday July 18, 2014, at his home. Eddie was born on Oct. 11,1958, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Margarita Ortega. Eddie served honorably in the United States Army. Eddie began a career with the city of Las Cruces Utilities Gas Department. After 25 years, Eddie retired. He was a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan, loved the outdoors, playing horseshoes, listening to music and being around family and friends. Eddie is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Juanita "Jenny" Ortega, his mom, Margarita Ortega, his brother, Angel Flores, and sister, Rosemary "Bebet" Reynolds. He leaves behind his sons, Daniel Ortega and wife, Brianna Ortega, Javier Ortega and wife, Linda Ortega, his daughters, Irene Ortega and friend, Larry Scott, and Sonia Ortega. His grandchildren, Daniel Ortega Jr., Xavier Ortega and Nathaniel Ortega. His step-grandchildren Clarissa Gonzalez and Cassandra Ortega, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends. He was proceeded in death by granddaughter Dezirae M. Ortega. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1240 S. Espina, Las Cruces, NM 88001. There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Pallbearers will be Daniel Ortega, Angel Flores, Sammy Bernal Sr., Joseph Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez Jr., Benny Lopez, Robert Reynolds and Jesse Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Scott, Sammy Bernal Jr., Nick Zuniga, Eddie Carrillo, Victor Apodaca, Geno Sepulveda and George Garcia. Military honors accorded by New Mexico Army National Guard Honor Guard and Marine Corp League El Perro Diablo Detachment. Following honors, cremation will take place at La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home. Arrangements are with La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on July 22, 2014
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