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Nick Ortega

OBITUARY: Nick Ortega

Nick Ortega age 92, a resident of Questa, passed away peacefully April 23, 2023.

He was preceded in death by his parents Juan Benito and Teodorita Ortega; siblings Norbert Ortega (Arabella), Sr., Neomi Ortega, Elouise Duran, and Marthita Ortega; brothers-in-law Tony Martinez, Armando Jaramillo, Floyd Cisneros; and in-laws Gilbert and Ramona Cisneros.

Nick proudly served his country in the United States Army. After he returned from his tour of duty, he worked for many years as a carpenter and was instrumental in establishing the Questa Credit Union. He was an accomplished stained-glass artist.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Martha Ortega; children Cathy Cisneros (Larry), Barbara Overby Vigil (Art), Eugene Ortega (Clara), Susan Chavez (Jeremy); grandchildren Larry Joshua Cisneros (Harlea), Jonathan Cisneros, Michael Cisneros, Deanna Overby, Justin Ortega, Audrey Trujillo, Isabella Chavez, and Gabriella Chavez; great-grandson Gilbert Trujillo; sister Mary Martinez; brothers-in-law Damian Duran, Johnny Cisneros (Della) and Gilbert Cisneros (Pauline); sisters-in-law Erma Jaramillo, Mary LaCome (Paul), and Ruby Gonzales (Ted); plus many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Rosary was recited on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 4 pm in the Evergreen Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Questa. Burial followed at the San Pedro Cemetery.

The family of Nick Ortega has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos.