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Oligario Ortega


Oligario Ortega, 92, of Amalia passed away on June 12, 2009. Mr. Ortega retired from Taos County as a heavy equipment operator and he was a WW II Army veteran who served in the European Theater. He was preceded in death by his wife Donelia Ortega. He is survived by his sons Donald and Ricky Ortega (Margie) both of Denver, daughters Miquela Griego (John) of Bernalillo, Reyecita Ortega, of Denver, Louise Archuleta (Joseph) of Colorado Springs and Dolores Lucero (Steve) of Amalia and two grandchildren that he raised Christie Gurule (Gerald) of San Luis, and Donna Ortega of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by brothers Fred Ortega and George Ortega (Cora Lee), sisters Alice Martinez (Telesfor), Evangeline Leyba, Lillian Torres, fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Evening service was held on June 16, 2009 at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Church in Amalia. Funeral service was held on June 17, 2009 at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Church with interment following with full military honors at the Amalia Cemetery.

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Name Oligario Ortega
Date of Birth
Date of Death June 12th, 2009
Home Town -


Funeral Home
Rivera Family Funeral Home
Location 818 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
United States

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Leslie Vigil published condolence .

My sincere condolences to the family. As long as I have known him he was my Grandpa Oligario. I will miss his smile and the gusto that he gave me when I seen him. He never passed me by wihtout a big hug. I loved him very much and I'm going to miss him with all my heart.


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Crystal Ortega & Sanchez Family published condolence .

Grandpa, I love you and will miss you. I will cherish the time we spent together and enjoy remembering the stories you told. Dad tells me I'm a storyteller just like you and I think I am. I will tell my stories proud in knowing you gave me that gift. I Love You Crystal Dawn To The Ortega Family, As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. God Bless You All, Becky, Veronica & the Sanchez Family


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Honorio Rael & Family published condolence .

Dolores & Steve-Sientemos muncho for El Senor Oligario,que passo de esta vida-He's happier now than he's ever been He's memory lives on.Our prayers are with you and the family-GOD BLESS-The Rael Family-Honorio & Maxine & Family


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Robert & Rona Blanco published condolence .

Our condolences go out to the Ortega family. Our comfort is that your dad knew Jesus Christ as his lord and savior,and we will meet up with him once again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless Robert & Rona Blanco


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Lisa Griego-Lyon published condolence .

May memories of his long life comfort your family during this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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Paloma Romo published condolence .

My deepest condolences go to the family of Mr. Oligario. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of our family. Please know that you are in my prayers. God bless you.


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