Ana Ortega

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Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother (mami), sister, aunt and friend, Ana Lujan Ortega, 75, of Tortugas left her dwelling place on earth and entered eternal life to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Dec. 28, 1937 in El Porvenir Distrito Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico to Severiano and Ramona Holguin Lujan. Mrs. Ortega lived for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived her life to the fullest and never missed an opportunity to go out with her husband, family and friends. Ana enjoyed pampering herself and always looked her finest no matter where you saw her. She was always done up with her clothing, hair, nails and make-up. She was fortunate to have a son and granddaughters who owned a salon that she visited on a daily basis. Mrs. Ortega was outgoing, fun, loving and always enjoyed a good time. She enjoyed going to the casinos and was a bingo player. Not a day went by that there wasn't someone at her house. Every Tuesday, she cooked for her family and always had a pot of beans ready on the stove. She was the center and heart of her family and was proud of the beautiful and united family that she created. Her husband's, children's and grandchildren's lives revolved around her. You never saw her without her husband they lived for each other and were always complimented on their appearance, dancing and love for one another. Mrs. Ortega was a communicant at the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She loved going to mass every Sunday with her whole family and having brunch afterwards. Mrs. Ortega always said, "Yo no soy rica, soy millionaria tengo a mi viejito y a mis hijos." Those left to mourn her passing include her loving husband of 57 years, Fernando Ortega of the family home; two sons, Jesus Manuel Ortega and partner Andre of El Paso, Texas, Fernando Ortega Jr. and wife Ruby of Las Cruces; five daughters, Lupe Salinas and husband Ernesto of Doña Ana, Rosa Ortega of Tortugas, Martha Nevarez and husband Freddy, and Beatriz Ortega, all of Brazito, Armida Puentes and husband Fernando of Las Cruces; five brothers, Severiano Lujan of Socorro, Texas, Raul, Alfredo, Reymundo and Arturo Lujan, all of Fort Hancock, Texas; six sisters, Lydia Portillo of Anthony, Elisa Cruz of Corcoran, Calif., Chela Chavez and Elvia Galindo, both of Socorro, Texas, Ofelia Lujan and Guadalupe Guillen, both of Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico. Other survivors include 16 grandchildren, Ernesto, Lupe Jr. and wife Celena, Fernie, Eric, Richard, Marc, Michael, Jacob, Bobby, Ana, Mari, Denise, Cindy and husband Justin, Victoria, Gabriella and Cristina; 12 great-grandchildren, Stevie, Ariana, Joseph, Josiah, Stephanie, Matthew, Serina, Mia, Izriann, Dominique, Sophia and Jezreal; and great great-granddaughter, Aaliyah. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation for Mrs. Ortega will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3600 Parroquia St. in Tortugas where the prayer vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Family and friends will join together to celebrate the funeral mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the same church with Rev. Vincent Petersen officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow in the Tortugas Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be her grandsons. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers of "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences, log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 20, 2013
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