Albert was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on March 27, 1939. He graduated from Tulare Western and worked as a supervisor for Pacific Coast Producers until he retired after 52 years. He was also an Army Veteran and served 4 years. He was a big 49ers fan and enjoyed that with his grandbabies, Baby Bam Bam and Baby Jered. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Refugio and Francisca Ortega; son, Albert Ortega, Jr.; grandsons, Jered Senecal and Jacob Montejano; and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Elizabeth A. Ortega; children, Debbie Gaddis, Frances Montejano (Arturo) of San Diego, Martha Newell (James) of Salida, Gilbert Ortega of Lodi, David Ortega (Daniela) of Lodi and Jackie Senecal of Lodi; sisters, Pauline Ortega of Tulare and Irene Chacon of San Jose; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Lodi Memorial Hospital doctors and nurses. The rosary will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23 at Lodi Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday 24 at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Afterwards everyone will follow to Cherokee Memorial Park.
Published by Lodi-News Sentinel from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2021.