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1951 Francisco 2020

Francisco Ortega Cortez

October 4, 1951 — August 20, 2020

On August 20, 2020, Francisco Ortega Cortez peacefully passed away surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, sister, and brothers.

Francisco was born on October 4, 1951 in Jalisco, Mexico.  He later moved to Watsonville California where he worked independently as a truck driver for many years.  He loved fishing, bike riding, and dancing with his grandchildren.  His family meant the world to him.

Francisco was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Rosa Ortega-Cortez, and also by his brother Javier.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ana M. Ortega; his children, Nancy Ortega-Mosqueda (Ricardo), Esly Romo (Diego), Francisco Ortega Jr., and Guadalupe Ortega-Dalley (Payden); and his ten grandchildren, Isaac, Julio, Emma, Brianna, Samantha, Lailah, Rose, Emily, Julian, and Audryna. Francisco is also survived by his eight brothers and sisters Antonio, Juan, Filimon, Ofelia, Maria, Miriam, Maria del Refugio, and Guadalupe.

The family has decided to honor Francisco with private visitation services.  A graveside service will take place on Monday, August 31 at 11:00AM at Valley Public Cemetery, 2445 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville.

Please contact Nancy Ortega-Mosqueda directly for donation information at (831)707-0245 or email her at

To send flowers to the family in memory of Francisco Ortega Cortez, please visit our flower store.

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 31, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am

Valley Cemetery


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