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Benny J. Ortega Jr.

April 16, 2017
BENNY J. ORTEGA JR. “SHORTY”, 67, a resident of Hernandez, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benny “Avenicio” Sr. and Jessie “Jesucita” Ortega; grandparents, Jose Dario and Maria Elena Ortega and Prudencio and Agapita Lucero; sister, Gloria Bendiola and nephew, Rudy Bendiola. Mr. Ortega is survived by his siblings, Joseph G. Ortega (Brenda) of Nambe, Adan Ortega (Becky) of Santa Clara, Eileen Ulibarri (Carlos Roybal) and Rebecca Cordova (Danny Vigil)  both of Hernandez; nephews and nieces, Joseph Ortega Jr. (Kathleen) of Espanola, Jesse James Ortega of Tierra Azul, John J. Ortega (Maria) of Hernandez, Andrea Salazar (Brandon) Mario Ulibarri (Crystal) of Hernandez, Julleen Ulibarri of Albuquerque, Krystal Ulibarri (Keith) of Hernandez, Jerome Cordova (Indianapolis), Kris Cordova (Lysette) of Truchas, Amo Ortega, Mario and Alicia Ortega all of Albuquerque; nieces and nephews, Darlene Perez, Celina, Simon, Jessica and Bridgette Bendiola, and Minnette Duran; great-nieces and nephews, Julius, Anjolie, Dyami, Analiza, Martin, Estrella, Janay, Ari, Savannah, Lucianna, Leandro and Joseph and other relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with devotional service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held at the family plot in Hernandez. The family of Benny J. Ortega Jr. “Shorty” has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.

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