Rita Mae Ortega, 70, of Aurora, CO. Passed away December 11, 2013 in care of Denver Hospice. She was born on January 3, 1943 in Alamosa, CO. The daughter of Cladio Ortega and Clara Avila. Rita was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and special friend. She enjoyed her spanish programs (Novelas) and EWTN (Catholic channel). Rita is survived by sister, Silveria Ortega of Salt Lake City, UT; brother, Ernest Ortega of Hayward, CA; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Claudio and Clara Ortega of La Jara, CO; sisters, Lena Jaime of Oakland, CA, Helen Maldonado of Hayward, CA and Shirley Beamer of Aurora, CO; brother, Steve Ortega of Fremont, CA. Visitation will be on Sunday 4-5pm with Rosary to follow at Romero Valley Funeral Home in Alamosa, CO. Funeral Mass, 10am Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa, CO. Interment at Alamosa Cemetery.