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Posted: Friday, Nov 30th, 2012

DEL NORTE — Arthur E. Ortega Jr. 51, died Nov. 19, 2012

He was born April 20,1961 to Agnes (Robert)Kratz  and Arthur E. Ortega Sr.

Art loved cooking, especially whipping up anything on the grill. He was an amateur photographer. He loved to dance and sing karaoke, loved mariachi music and enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

His father, Arthur E. Ortega Sr. and his nephew, Elijah Padilla, preceded him in death.

 Survivors include his wife, Mercedes (Marcie) Ortega of Del Norte, Colo.; his children, Arthur E.(Laura) Ortega of Arvada, Colo., Fabricio Michael (Rafelita) Ortega of Monte Vista, Colo., Anita M. Ortega of Bermerton, Wash., Matthew Eric (Hannah) Ortega of Alamosa, Colo.. and Michael Ray DeHerrera-Ortega of Del Norte; a brother, Vincent A. Ortega (Paula) of Denver, Colo.; his sisters, Roberta Ortega, Vivian Escobedo and Audrey Ortega, all of Denver, and  Lisa (David) Duran of Alamosa; numerous nieces and nephews; and grandchildren Avant, Kayleigh, Jazlynn, Felicia and two on the way.

 Viewing was Sunday Nov. 25, at Strohmayer`s Funeral Home 205 S. Broadway Monte Vista, CO. Rosary was at 7 p.m. the same day at St. Joseph`s Catholic Church in Monte Vista.

Services were Monday, Nov. 26, at the same church.

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