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Abedon Ortiz Jr.

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Abedon Ortiz Jr., lovingly known as JR by friends and family, was born on April 1, 1936 to Abedon Sr. and Maria Ignacia Ortiz; in Maestas Canyon, Rociada, New Mexico. JR had five brothers and three sisters. He married Maria Marcelena Sanchez on May 6, 1957. Together they have six children: Josephine (Victor) Abeyta, Gabriel (Angelika) Ortiz, Ralph Ortiz, Jeanette (Carlos) Griego, Viola (Robert) Mondragon and RoseAnn Quintana. Grand children: Ernestine Mondragon, Victor Abeyta Jr., Christopher Ortiz, Nicholas Mondragon, Joseph Abeyta, Tanya Ortiz, Kevin Griego, Sabrina Abeyta, Samantha Griego, Sarah Ortiz, Kimberly Mondragon, Maria Quintana, Alexander Ortiz, Mario Quintana, Steffen Ortiz. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren, He had many nephews and nieces and friends who loved him dearly. A true family man, he built great relationships with his brother and sister-in-laws. JR grew up in Rociada as a cowboy and won several events in calf roping. He worked in the ship docks in California, a Steel Mill in Pueblo Colorado, and construction in New Mexico. Finally, he worked at a radio communication facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he retired in 1999.
JR was a compassionate, family oriented and loving man. His cousins, Clyde and Orlando were viewed as brothers and their kids always called him Uncle JR. He opened his home and welcomed his wife’s siblings after her mom passed away; giving them a home of love and guidance. JR was known as a great story teller. He passionately talked about hunting and fishing, always sharing his adventures with others. Even if you heard the story a hundred times, whether he was talking about family, his travels, sports or the past, it was always as though you were hearing it for the first time. Each story carried his signature sparkle in his eyes and playful tone. JR and his wife were godparents to twelve. JR was unofficially a godfather to many more, as he baptized them with nicknames of their own. He loved to work with wood and was always working on a project. He was always surrounded by his wife, family, friends and neighbors of the community who loved him. He will always be greatly missed, loved and remembered.
Services took place on Friday, May 1, 2015 with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial took place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, followed by Interment at the Pojoaque Cemetery.

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Date of Death April 27th, 2015
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Location 417 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
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Jo Ann Alcon-Ortiz published condolence .

Tio Jr., you were a man of "True Grit" and I appreciated the times that you shared with Tommy & me during hunting season. The time all three of us almost froze in Valle Vidal and we had to drive all the way to Cimarron to find propane and the stories and memories go on! RIP Tio Jr.

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Tommy Abedon Ortiz published condolence .

Tio Jr., you were very special to me. You were my second dad. I have many hunting & fishing memories of you and I together. Those memories will keep you alive in my heart and I will continue the Abedon tradition.

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Molly Garcia published condolence .

Lena and Family, Ourg deepest condolences to you and all member of your family. We were gifted to have Jr. as our neighbor. Jr. was a man of character. One of his greatest accomplishments was the love that he had for his family. Jr taught his family the importance of hard work and respect, a legacy that will carry on. He will be misses by all that knew and loved him. RIP neighbor. Molly, Leandro and family

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Bill Conlon published condolence .

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of grief. The faithful man Job ask.. “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the works of your hand.” Job 14: 14-15. Jesus spoke about that day at John 5:28-29 that all those in the memorial tombs will come out. What a wonderful time that will be. May God through Jesus Christ grant you comfort in your time of need.

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Brian Vigil published condolence .

Jr. You were and always will be a blessing in my life. Your smile will burn bright in my heart. Love you and know you are now with the angels. Love, Brian

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Sandy Obert published condolence .

JR, you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for being such a wonderful, caring role model for my son, Brian, and granddaughter, Kaitie.

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Sarah Ortiz published condolence .

Grandpa, you are one of the greatest men I've ever know. May you rest in peace. We will all take our time going, but hurry back to you.

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Steffen Ortiz published condolence .

Grandpa, I will always miss you. God blessed us with thirteen years together, it was not enough. I enjoyed every single moment I spent with you. You always welcomed me to stay with you. I know one day we will go hunting together. Also I drew for deer so I will get one in honor of you. I love you and can't wait to see you again. I will keep you in my prayers. Love Steffen.

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Gabriel Ortiz published condolence .

Dad, you are my best friend and I will always miss you. I will cherish the memories we had together, and honor your legacy by putting family first. Love you! Say hi to grandma and grandpa.

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Leroy Lopez published condolence .

When I was young my dad Bobby Quintana would take us to Rociada to visit his tio Abedon and tia Ignacita. Those are some of the best times of my life. When I got out of school I worked doing drywall for the same boss as Jr. He wasn't my partner but we would see each other every morning. I also remember visiting with your family with my parents when you lived in Nambe. Jr. was a great person. My prayers are with Lena and all your family. Jr. is in good hands now and no more suffering.

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Rose Ann Quintana published condolence .

I Love you Dad! Rest in peace.

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