Theodore M. Ortega, age 73, passed away on June 21, 2008. He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Abe & Josephine Ortega. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Woods. Surviving family members include his children, son, Theodore and Barbara Carrera, son, John and Jodi Ortega, daughter Joetta and Eric Swartz, son, Joel and Ashley Ortega; daughter, Felicia and Santiago Bobian; grandchildren, Matthew, Lilia, Isabella, Jessica, Jacob, Abigail, Daniel, Tristin, Brittany, Lawrence, Shawn, Shanelle and Santiago; sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Ted worked for many years as a Youth Counselor at Lathrop State Park Youth Camp in Walsenburg, CO. He was also an avid member of the Walsenburg Golf Club. He loved to paint landscapes of the Wahatoya, Greenhorn and surrounding mountains. He was a wonderful grandpa to all children. Services will be on Thursday, June 26th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, followed by a dinner at Eagles Hall