Jose “Joe” Chavarria Ortega, Jr. of Fort Stockton passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Fort Stockton at the age of 70 years. He was born on June 23, 1947, in Fort Stockton, to Jose Ortega and Alejandra Chavarria Ortega.
Ortega is survived by his wife, Criselda Villegas Ortega; his son, Trey Ortega and wife Alexandra Ortega of Fort Stockton; his stepson, Marcos A. Salmon and wife Marysa Salmon; his stepdaughter, Irma S. Aguirre; his sisters, Susie S. Galindo, Alicia Nativadad, Amelia Renteria; his grandchildren, Jose Cruz Ortega, Eli Lee Ortega, Aaliyah Ortega, Leonardo Ovalles, Joseph Cantu, Eric Cantu, Brianna Aguirre, Marcos A. Salmon II, Melinda Salmon; his six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ortega is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Ortega and Alejandra Chavarria Ortega.
Visitation was on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. with rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Stockton. Funeral were Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph Church in Fort Stockton with Ruben Reyes. Burial followed at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.
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