SAGUACHE — Saguache resident Viola Ortega, 73, passed away January 6, 2013 at her home under Hospice Care surrounded by her loving family.
Viola was born on December 22, 1939 in Saguache, Colorado the daughter of Cipriano Lujan and Dolorita Garcia Lujan.
She was united in marriage to Phillip Ortega on July 16, 1960 in Saguache.
Viola was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed crocheting, quilting, gardening and the time she spent with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Phillip Ortega of Saguache, CO; daughter JoAnn Ortega of Saguache, CO; son Phillip Charles Ortega of Saguache, CO; grandchildren Heather, Isaac, Trista and Erica Ortega all of Saguache, CO; sister Ernestine (Floyd) Jaramillo of Saguache, CO; brothers Danny (Charlene) Lujan of Saguache, CO; R.V. Lujan of Denver, CO. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viola was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Vete Baca, Tina King and one brother Harold Lujan.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Saguache. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery also in Saguache.
Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.