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Juliana Russell

December 28, 1961 — December 31, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – A rosary and service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte for Juliana Ortego Russell, 59, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Ville Platte.

Deacon Chuck Ortego will lead the rosary and conduct the service.

Burial will follow in the Addison Johnson Cemetery.

Juliana Ortego Russell was born on December 28, 1961 to Malcolm F. Ortego and Marjorie Chapman Ortego.  Juliana loved being outdoors especially when she was tending to her pigeons and chickens.  She also enjoyed crocheting and sewing baby clothes and blankets.  Juliana was a clerk and bookkeeper by trade having worked at Cameron Iron Works and Teet’s Grocery.  She was loved by many and her memory will be forever in their hearts.

Juliana is survived by her two brothers, Francis Kern Ortego and his wife, Ellen Jean

of Ville Platte and John Rocky Ortego and his wife, Crystal of Eunice and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Laurine Russell; parents, Malcolm F. Ortego and Marjorie Chapman Ortego; sister, Jody Marie Ortego Credeur; and brother, John Ralph Ortego.

At the family’s request, visitation will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at

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

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