Veda Jeanette Ortega went to be with our Lord and Father on Feb. 13 in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born on Oct. 27, 1961, in Chama, N.M.
Veda loved her family very much. Her family was her life. She loved spending time with her family. She also loved music, karaoke, dancing and she loved to laugh. Roses, angels and saints were some of her favorite things.
She is survived by her husband Robert Ortega, Albuquerque, N.M.; son Joseph Chavez (Tasha), Albuquerque; daughters Michelle Chavez (Landon), Albuquerque, and Felicia Sedillo (Dario), El Paso, Texas; stepchildren Antonio Ortega, Carlsbad, N.M., and Michelle V. Ortega, Buffalo, N.Y.; grandchildren Landon Johnson, San Diego, Calif., Xavier and Michael Chavez, Durango, Colo., Izaac and Mya Veda Howell, Albuquerque; brothers Tom Young (JoAnn), Gallup, N.M., James A. Young Jr., Albuquerque, and Charles Young, Las Cruces, N.M.; sisters Beverly Johnson, Wanda Candelaria, Sandra Young and Shana Young-Gawdun (Tom), all of Pagosa Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Veda was preceded in death by her parents, James Allen Young Sr. and Alice M. (Montoya) Young. Maternal grandparents Josefita Montoya Garcia, Eugenio and Glorifica Montoya. Paternal grandparents George Young and Pablita Perea Young.
A viewing and rosary was held at the Riverside Mortuary in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 17. A reception followed at the American Legion Post No. 72 in Albuquerque.
A memorial service will be held in Pagosa Springs at a later date.
Veda was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. She was kind hearted and very giving. She always said what was on her mind. Veda will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.