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Frank L. Ortega

April 17, 1939 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Francisco “Frank” Lopez Ortega, April 17, 1939, of Uvalde, formerly of D’Hanis, Texas passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 8, 2023.

He was born to Reyes and Maria (Lopez) Ortega of Uvalde, Texas.

He moved to Big Spring, Texas with his family in 1976 and returned to his hometown of Uvalde, Texas in 2009. He was an educator for 30 years and a veteran of the US Army. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Delia Vasquez Ortega of Uvalde; daughter, Sandra O. Parra and partner, Gerardo De La Garza of Uvalde, Texas; granddaughter, Gabriela M. Parra and partner, John Craig of San Antonio, Texas; special friend, Elida Uriegas of Uvalde, Texas; and his dear close cousin, Mary Alice Saiz of Uvalde.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jeronimo “Jerry” Ortega; and daughter, Brenda Ortega.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 2 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Salome Ortega, John Craig, Elias Gutierrez, Gerardo De La Garza, Sergio Porras and Hector Olivarez. 

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


March 14, 2023

2:00 PM
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary
220 S. Getty St.
Uvalde, TX 78801

March 14, 2023

7:00 PM
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary
220 S. Getty St.
Uvalde, TX 78801

Funeral Mass
March 15, 2023

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
408 Ft. Clark Rd.
Uvalde, TX 78801


Hillcrest Cemetery

Uvalde, TX


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