SANFORD —Sanford resident Katherine Carroll Ortega, 80, went to her eternal rest on December 25, 2020, at the Rio Grande Inn Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. Katherine was born on December 20, 1940, in Grand Falls, Texas, the daughter of Brownie Graham and Eunice Wells. Katherine was passionate about music. She loved listening to it and playing it. She devoted many years of her life to inspiring and teaching others to play music. She never met a stranger and her outgoing personality is definitely what drew people to her. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
She will live on through her loving husband Diego Antonio Ortega of Sanford, CO; daughter Tammie Carroll of Birmingham, England, sons Randy Carroll (Shelly David) of Monte Vista, CO; Charlie (Cindy) Carroll of Albuquerque, NM; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sisters Jane Genereux of Odessa, TX; Leonora Browning of Austin, TX. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents Brownie and Eunice Graham, son Jerry Carroll and one sister Lois Stephens.
Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.