Juan Antonio Ortega
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Obituary for Juan Antonio Ortega

Juan (McCloud) Antonio Ortega, 51, of Santa Fe passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011 due to an external illness. He was born on February 13, 1960 in Santa Fe to Isidro and Louise Ortega.

Juan is preceded in death by his father, Isidro Ortega, and grandparents, Juan and Petra Ortega and Eustaquio and Clarita Martinez. He is survived by his mother, Louise Ortega of Santa Fe, NM, daughter, Violet Coriz of Santa Cruz, NM, son, Brian Ortega, daughter, heather Ortega, daughter, Eva Ortega, sister, Eileen Ortega, brother, Leo Ortega, sister, Rosa Fierro, sister, Lupe Salazar (Abel), brother, Richard Ortega (Marylou), brother, Raymond Ortega, aunt, Josie Romero, uncle, Joe Martinez, uncle, Eustaquio Jr. Martinez all of Santa Fe, NM and three grandchildren.

Juan was raised and schooled in Santa Fe and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He was in construction in Santa Fe for several years. Recently, he worked as a street vendor for the New Mexican. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. When greeted by friends and asked how he was doing, his response was “Okee Dokee”. When leaving his friends he would say “Bicycle”.

A viewing was held on May 22, 2011 at the Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options Chapel. A rosary was recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church the same day. A funeral mass was celebrated on May 23, 2011 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at Rosario Cemetery.

Arrangements by:
Rivera Family Mortuaries and Crematory of Santa Fe Funeral Options
417 East Rodeo Road ~ Santa Fe, NM 87505 ~ (505) 989-7032

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