Valentine Joseph Ortega

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  • "I had the pleasure of listening to Val when he and some..."
    - Sheila Anselm
  • "Dearest Ortega family, I had the pleasure of meeting Val,..."
    - Lisa Rankin-Faircloth
  • "Please accept my deepest sympathies."
    - Trevor Hawkins
  • "Dear Val, You were a very Gentle Soul, even when you were..."
    - Genie Marxer
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    - Genie Marxer/Ortega
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February 14, 1952 ~ April 2, 2011
"Valentine loved life, his mother and father,
animals and making people laugh."

Valentine Joseph Ortega of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 2, 2011. He was born in Vancouver to Novar and Fidelia Ortega. He attended Fort Vancouver High School before serving in the U.S. Army for eight years.
He enjoyed fishing, playing the drums, and restoring classic cars.
Valentine is survived by his mother, Fidelia; siblings, Ross Ortega, Vincent Ortega and Geneva Marxer; daughters, Traci Sprecher (Dean) and Shisha Lee (Jeff); son, Eric Ortega (Merchon); and his grandchildren, Austin and Asley, Jordon, Lilly, Isabella and Alivia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Novar Sr.; sisters, Vikki Hill and Virgie Weber; and brother, Novar Ortega, Jr..
Special thanks to his family who always loved him.
A viewing will be on Fri., April 8, 2011, 10:00-10:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, Mass at 11:00 a.m. with a reception at 12:00. Graveside service will be at 1:15 p.m. at Mother Joseph Cemetery.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 6, 2011
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