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Hortensia Meraz Ortega

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Hortensia Meraz Ortega, age 86, passed away at her home in Tucumcari, NM, on Thursday morning, February 5, 2009, following an extended illness.
Hortensia, known to her family and friends as "Mrs. O", was born September 9, 1922, in El Paslo, TX. She had lived all of her life in Tucumcari. She had been an active member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and was a member of the Christian Mothers and sang in the Church Choir. She was instrumental in starting the Quay - Guadalupe Credit Union in Tucumcari and operated that organiation for many years. 
Surviving "Mrs O" is her husband, Tony J Ortega, Sr. of Tucumcari, NM; her son, Tony J Ortega, Jr. and wife, Karen of El Paso, TX; two daughters, Mary F. Williams of Wynne, AR, and Josephine D. Sanchez of Las Cruces, NM; two sisters, Esther Madrid and husband, Joe of Plano, TX, and Rose Montoya and husband, Fred of Dallas, TX; her brother, Mike Ysco of Tucumcari, NM;  grandchildren, Amy Sandoval, Monica Ortega, Melissa Galaz, Marcella Aguilar, Maricela Galaz, Pete Rivera, Jr., Anthony Williams, Michael Rivera and Robert Sanchez Jr.; great-grandchildren, T.J. and Jonothon Blea, Chris Sanchez, Camdan Sandoval, Damian Galaz, Zachary, Emily, Austin and Selena Williams, Gabriella Rivera, Michael Rivera, Jr., Cody Nation and Abigail Aguilar and her great-grandson, Joshua Blea.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; her daughter, Joan Rivera and great-grandson, Richard.
Rosary will be recited on Monday evening at 7:00 PM in the St. Annes Catholic Church.  Mass of the Resurrection, celebrating her life will be Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Father Hyginus Anuta as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery at Tucumcari, NM.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari New Mexico, 575 461-3815.
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