Denise Ourtiague
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
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Denise Ourtiague

Denise Ourtiague passed on December 1, 2021. She was born in Gamarthe, France in the Basque Region on June 20, 1936. At the age of 25, she moved to San Francisco, California where she worked at a French cleaner. She was one of the first dancers of the San Francisco Zazpiak Bat dance group. Soon after she met her late husband Pierre, and they began to grow their family. Denise is survived by her children Christian Ourtiague (Aine), Daniel (Michelle) Ourtiague, Evelyne Ourtiague Young (Edgar) and Diane Arduain (Patrick), her loving grandchildren Joelle, Nicole, Ellande, Katrina, Sabina and Tehexa. Her sister's Marie Jeanne, Marie Claire, Micheline, and Marie Dominique. Denise was preceded in death by her beloved late husband Pierre, Eric (son), her parents and brother Jean Baptiste.
She enjoyed life to the fullest and had a heart of gold. She was known as the 'Mayor of San Francisco' because it seemed like everywhere, she went she knew someone. She had an infectious smile and a warming personality. She loved singing, family time and sports especially the Golden State Warriors.
After she raised her five children, she went back to work for the San Francisco School District and Basque Cultural Center for twenty years. She was a member of the San Francisco Basque Club and Basque Culture Center.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all our family, friends and the doctor's and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital. Services will be held at St. Gabriel's Church in San Francisco, 2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco on December 9, 2021. Viewing begins at 5:30 pm, followed by Rosary and Funeral Mass at 7:00 pm. Burial services will be on December 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Denise Ourtiague.


Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
9
Viewing
5:30p.m.
St. Gabriel's Church
2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Dec
9
Funeral Mass
7:00p.m.
St. Gabriel's Church
2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Dec
10
Burial
1:30p.m.
Holy Cross Cemetery
Colma, CA
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Your mother was a special lady and a very good friend I will surely miss her
Nancy Gigliotti
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December 7, 2021
Your mom was a wonderful person and will be missed by all that knew her. May you all find peace and comfort in all the people that surround you. May she Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Angela
Angela Hopper Freitag
Friend
December 6, 2021
To the Ourtiague family, I am shocked to hear of your mom's passing. My sister told me that your mom had fallen and was in the hospital and doing better. I'm sure she is dancing again with your dad. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.
George Fogarty
Friend
December 6, 2021
Tommy Hickox
December 5, 2021
My condolences to you Chris,Dan,Evelyn,and Dianne. Everyone thinks there mom is the best and rightfully they are but your mom was the best of the best she will be missed by so many.. I love you Ourtiague´s. May She rest in peace with Eric and Pierre (Please call for anything at all. I really want you to know that I´m there for you guys) lots of Love..
Tommy Hickox
December 5, 2021
My late mother and Denise were friends. I will always remember Denise as a gracious, kind woman. May she rest in peace.
Ann Saldubehere
Friend
December 3, 2021
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