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James Ortego

September 21, 1946 — June 9, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – A Memorial Service will be held at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Saturday, June 13, 2020, for James Curtis Ortego, 73, who passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Lafayette, LA  surrounded by his loving family.

Father Blake Dubroc, associate pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass.

James Curtis Ortego was born on September 21, 1946 in Ville Platte, LA to Frank James Ortego and Marie Ivy Fontenot Ortego. His family meant the world to him and he loved them immensely. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those that knew him.

James is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Glenda Soileau Ortego; mother, Ivy Fontenot Ortego; daughters, Pamela Monette Ortego Dion and husband Derrick of Sulphur, LA and Kelli Andrea Ortego of Ville Platte; son, Nicholas Jon Ortego and wife Holly of Ville Platte; five grandchildren, Cyanna K. Dion, Elyse Dion, Will Dion, Jace Ortego, and Brayden Ortego; two great grandchildren, Ella Grace Banks and Iva Claire Banks; and sisters, JoAnne Guillory, Gloria Saintes, and Jennifer Penn.

He is preceded in death by his father, Frank James Ortego; son, Chad James Ortego; brother, Paul Benny Ortego; father in law, J.Y. Soileau; and mother in law, Elva F. Soileau.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Ortego family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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