Jose David Ortega

August 30, 1958 - November 26, 2019
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Jose David Ortega, 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Mr. Ortega was born in San Antonio, Texas to David Leocadio Ortega and Omelia Lorenzi.  Mr. Ortega was a jeweler by trade for many years and owned David’s Jewelry & Watch Repair in Laredo, Texas.  At the time of his death Mr. Ortega was working in the Gas & Oil industry for PLC Construction in West Texas.  Mr. Ortega’s passion was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.  He enjoyed many years of riding trips with his close friends and his wife before being placed on Hospice.

David fought a valiant battle against lung cancer.  From the beginning, he knew that cancer was only a chapter in his life and not the whole story.  He never lost hope and he did not allow cancer to cripple his love for his Lord, his life and his family.  He continued to live life to his fullest, travel, build memories and to love without limit.  His journey was an incredible testimony of faith, love, courage, strength and admiration for all who knew him.

David did not allow cancer to suppress his memories, corrode his faith, destroy his peace, invade his soul, conquer his spirit, or steal his eternal life.  He was able to do all this through the grace and love from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mr. Ortega was preceded in death by his parents, David Leocadio Ortega and Omelia Lorenzi Ortega and brother Luis Ortega.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Norma Araceli Ortega, his daughters, Brianna M. Wright (Thomas), Bianca M. Murphy (Ryan), grandchildren, Lola Jaylene King, Lily Jade Wright, Lyla July Wright, Paxton Rush Murphy and Kieran Jude Murphy, Siblings, Sylvia (Joe) Garza, Norma L. Ortega, Martha (Armando) Perez, Angelica Ortega Rodriguez, Gerardo Ortega Rodriguez, Alvaro (Isabel) Ortega Rodriguez, Claudia Ortega Rodriguez and Emmanuel Ortega Rodriguez.  Also surviving him are nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and his lifetime friends, Aldo Uribe, David Guevara, Maryann Castro, Martha (Tobie) Rivera, Fred Flores, DeeDee Flores, Alejandro Esparza and Ruby Esparza.

Special thanks to the West Texas Anadarko Midstream Construction Family, PLC Family and “His Boss” that he loved and respected, Noe Aguirre.  Thank you for all the visits, encouragement and support throughout these years.   We will forever be grateful.

The family would also like to give special thanks to Home Hospice of Andrews, Texas, their nurses, Kyle, Lisa and Mallory and Amedisys Hospice of Shreveport, Louisiana, their nurses Sandy, Donna and Brother Jim for all their compassion and special care for David.

The family will receive guests Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. A prayer service will be officiated by Pastor Ramiro Camero, Jr at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the funeral home chapel, where a service will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Prayer service at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, TX 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: August 30, 1958
Died: November 26, 2019

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ROXANE DUMOUCHEL posted on 12/4/19

Our thoughts and prayers be with you, the beloved family, in these difficult times.


Maria Teresa Reyes posted on 12/4/19



Martha and ROY Rodriguez posted on 12/4/19

Norma my deepest condolences to you and all your Family, May your husband Rest In Peace you all now have an angel looking down and taking care of you.


Lupe G. Morin posted on 12/2/19

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Lupe G. Morin posted on 12/2/19

Please accept our condolences. We’re very sorry for your loss. RIP, David. ❤️ From the Morin, Alvarez and Morgan families in Round Rock, Texas.


Callie Davidson posted on 11/30/19

I’m very thankful I got to know David these last few years. He was a good man, a kind soul and a faithful friend. May God keep his loved ones close for the days, weeks and months to come.


Patricia posted on 11/30/19

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Patricia posted on 11/30/19

To the family of Ortega. Please accept my condolenses for your loss. May you can find comfort in God's promise about the future resurection recorded at John 6:40. 1124-26


Nora Santos posted on 11/28/19

My sincere condolences to you and yours. Prayers with the family. May he RIP. Hugs friend.


Consuelo Cantu posted on 11/28/19

Am so sorry for your lost. David and I went to school together Class of 78. RIP. Consuelo


Tammy Miller posted on 11/27/19

Heart felt sorrow for your pain and joy for David being with our Heavenly Father ... What a wonderful, caring, honest, faithful man he was...May you find comfort and peace that David is free of pain and suffering.He will always be in our hearts and forever a guardian as angel for his dear sweet Norma


Cyndi Rivera posted on 11/27/19

I am so sorry for your loss Norma. I wish i was there with you. May God give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. I love you


David McCain posted on 11/27/19

To David's survivors, David and I were in school together we hung around once in a while, not enough he will surely be missed. Love you bro. Rest in peace I know you were in a lot of pain although you never let on.


Margaret A Ogwago posted on 11/27/19

Though, I did not have chance to meet you, I was privileged to know a bit of your kindness through your beloved Norma. David as you gain your wings,rest in the everlasting arm of your Father in Glory. Amen??


Richard & Eva Rodriguez & Family posted on 11/27/19

In memory of Jose David Ortega, Richard & Eva Rodriguez & Family lit a candle