Maria Luisa Ortega, 82, of Munday, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Maria was born Aug. 25, 1938 to Tiburcio and Florencia Canas in Los Indios. She and Jose Trinidad Ortega, Sr. were married Aug. 5, 1955.
Maria was a homemaker and mother to nine children. She loved bingo and going to the casino. Gardening was her passion. Her favorite was planting and caring for her roses.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jose T. Ortega Sr.; son Rafael Ortega; daughters Francisca Ortega and Lucy Perez; and great grandchildren Ximena Nunez and Yaiza Nunez.
Maria is survived by her sons Jose Trinidad Ortega, Jr. and Juan J. Ortega; daughters Carmen Ortega Nunez, Maria Palomino, Mary Lou Ortega and Rosie Avalos; Also, 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.