Juan C. Ortega passed away, Jan. 16, 2011, at his home in Roswell. He was born on March 13, 1958, to Guadalupe Ortega and Dora Carrillo Ortega. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, 1 p.m., at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 20, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
He was a member of Old Paths Baptist Church and enjoyed working with wood and making plaques, rolling pigeons, and listening to music, whether it be oldies, country, or Spanish. He was a very family oriented man who loved low-rider cars, pit bulls, and cracking jokes. He was always making people laugh and smile.
He will be missed dearly by all his family and friends. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his children: Albert and wife Sonia Ortega, Juan Ortega and Ashley Ortega, all of Roswell; granddaughters: Arianna, Anabel, Nadiah, Aceya, and Diamond Ortega; mother of his children, Lorraine Ortega; brothers: Carmen Ortega, of Chino, Calif., Steve Ortega and wife Cicilia, of Roswell, and Arthur Ortega and wife Edith, of Duhnump, Nev.; sisters: Julia Losey, of Hagerman, Connie Castillo and husband Joe, of Roswell, Lupita Rue and husband Amos, of Ruidoso, Stella Diaz and husband Raymond, of LaLuz, Louise Peterson, of Roswell, and Edna Lanning and husband Mike, of Lansing, Mich.; numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, great-greatnieces, and great-greatnephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Aubrano and Rosalita Carrillo; paternal grandparents, Carmen and Jesusita Ortega; his parents, Guadalupe and Dora Ortega; sister-in-law, Lita Ortega; and brothers-in law: David Velasco and Clif f Losey. Pallbearers will be: Albert Ortega, Cruz Ortega, Tye Lem, Armando Barragon, John Isaacs, Gerard Guiterrez, Anthony Sanchez, and Mike Peterson. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ashley Ortega, Sonia Ortega, Connie Marie Gutierrez, Sarah Isaacs, Jose Olivarez, Rudy Cartier, James Ortega and Josh Ortega.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory.