SAN LUIS — Joseph Agapito “Pete” Ortega, 92, went to his eternal rest on July 8, 2020, under Hospice Care with his loving family by his side. Pete came into the world on October 19, 1927, in San Luis, Colorado the son of Jose B. Ortega and Cedelia Roybal Ortega.
Pete served and was a veteran of the United States Navy. After completing his duties and time in the service he was Honorably discharged and went on to marry the love of his life, Ida Serna on August 29, 1949. He was a member of the UCC of San Pedro and the V.F.W. Post #6101.
Pete was a loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, watching baseball and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Ida Ortega of San Luis, CO; daughter Katherine Ortega of San Pedro, CO; Larry Ortega of Alamosa, CO; 4 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren, sister Donna Medina of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Cedelia Ortega, daughter Evelyn Ortega, great-grandson Carlitos Romero, daughter-inlaw Priscilla Ortega, three sisters Margaret Sanchez, Ellen Abeyta, Dorris Rogers, two brothers Eppie Ortega and Eddie Ortega. Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.