ERNESTO D. ORTEGA 4/6/51 3/18/13 Ernie passed away March 18, 2013 after a sudden illness. Ernie is preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary Alice and Jacobo Ortega; his brothers, Henry, Bobby and Jake Ortega; brother-in-law Arthur F. Garcia; nephew Joseph Ortega. Ernie is survived by his sister, Grace Pena (Andy, Rose Garcia; sister-in-law, Nellie Montoya (Francisco) beloved uncles and aunts: Tony and Mary Tapia, Pablo and Gertrude Lucero; aunt Margaret, Melina and Carlos Montoya; all the nieces and nephew that he loved so much; and many wonderful cousins from Pecos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. A Rosary will be recited at St. Anne Church on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne Church on Tuesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Rosario Cemetery. Ernie is now with our Lord and his mom and dad. He will be greatly missed. We will always love him. He was a kind and gentle soul. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900