Valentin Ortegon Jr.

January 7, 1958 - September 17, 2020
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Valentin Ortegon, Jr., 62, entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 17, 2020.

He served as a firefighter for 19 years and 6 months. He was a very loving father to his children, grandchildren and loved ones! He always loved to hear all the ruckus and boasting of his grandchildren. No matter what obstacles he faced he would fight and overcome them, he was always a fighter.

Mr. Ortegon is preceded in death by his father, Valentin Ortegon, Sr.; brother, Dino Dante Ortegon.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Annette Ortegon; children, Valentin (Elizabeth) Ortegon, III, Vladimir (Vilma Sanchez) Ortegon, Aldercy Ortegon; grandchildren, Valentin IV, Madison, Ashley, Allison, Vladimir, Jr., Vilania, Xavier, Javier, Azaliay, Ace, Azariay; mother, Azucena H. Ortegon; siblings, Genevieve Rodriguez from Del Rio, TX, Azucena Hinojosa, Aldo Ortegon, Alan Ortegon, Vanette Ortegon, Vanessa Ortegon; as well as other family and friends that will greatly miss him.

The family will be receiving guests, Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 7, 1958
Died: September 17, 2020

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Janie Carrizales posted on 10/24/20

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family Obregon. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.(d TILA Rodriguez's grand daughter).


David H. Piton, Retired F.F. posted on 9/24/20

Our family is saddened to hear of my fellow brother firefighter and friend, Vale, who recently departed. I personally found out of his passing just this past night, and want to extend my family's sincere condolences to his wife, sons, daughter, mother, siblings, and extended family. Our thoughts and prayers ? are with you all. My hope is that you all can find solace in that he is in a better place. Rest in peace, Vale.


Norma Elizondo posted on 9/21/20

Ms. Vanessa Ortegon and family... My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your brother!! I know words do little to take away the pain, but please feel comfort in knowing that people care and that you are loved!! You and your family will be in my prayers as well as your beloved brother, Valentin.


Thelma Herrera posted on 9/21/20

Ortegon family, may peace be with you.


Thelma Herrera posted on 9/21/20

To all the family sincere condolences, Vale with a smile and a hug whenever we met. Always admired as the big brother of my friend Azucena. May peace be with you and Perpetual light shine upon you.


Mario Fernandez FD 174 posted on 9/21/20

To the family of Valentin my sincere condolences to all his loved ones. May He Rest In Peace and God Bless❤️?


Cheryl Reilly posted on 9/20/20

May God Have Him in His Holy Grace. Sincere Condolences to the Whole Family.


Raquel Flores Weber posted on 9/20/20

I am deeply saddened by Vale's passing. I moved to Laredo in 1974 (from Ohio) and we struck up a long-lasting friendship at J.W. Nixon High. We graduated together and stayed in touch over the years even after I moved back to Ohio. He called at least twice a year and we would catch up. He always sent me a text on my birthday and other holidays. When I visited Laredo five years ago he went to my mother's house and we reminisced and laughed about old times. I will forever remember his unique, lovable laugh and his caring and kind ways. About two years ago when we spoke on the phone we got on the subject of coffee. He told me that he really liked Nescafe con Canela. I told him that I had never heard of it. Imagine my surprise when a week later I received a package from Vale with the Nescafe con Canela. He sure knew how to make me laugh and smile. It was always a pleasure to hear from him ... my dear friend. I will miss him greatly. His family is in my many thoughts and prayers. Sending them all big hugs from Ohio. May God comfort all of you at this sad time. Be assured that Vale will never be forgotten!


Leticia Martinez posted on 9/20/20

My condolences to the whole family. Prayers for Strength & Comfort during this difficult time. May he R.I.P.


Guadalupe and Patricia Martinez posted on 9/20/20

Annette, Aldercy and the boys, we are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. We are praying for your family. Love you guys!


Martha E. Villarreal posted on 9/20/20

My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your brother. May the Lord grant you strength and solace in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Martha E. Villarreal posted on 9/20/20

In memory of Valentin Ortegon Jr., Martha E. Villarreal lit a candle


HILDA and FELIPE VILLARREAL posted on 9/20/20

The Villarreal family is deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May he ,eternally be in the arms of our Savior. Jesus Christ. The Lord be with you and your family at this very difficult time. May he RIP. Amen .


Fernando & Elma Ramirez posted on 9/20/20

With deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers for comfort and strength for all your family. Rest in peace, Vale. from Ferny Ramirez


Thelma Ramirez posted on 9/20/20

So sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Vale. My condolences to the entire family. You will be greatly missed by everyone who knew you. Rest in peace.


Louis & Frances Montemayor posted on 9/20/20

In memory of Valentin Ortegon Jr., Louis & Frances Montemayor lit a candle


Louis & Frances Montemayor posted on 9/20/20

My deepest condolences to the Ortegon family. May he rest in peace. ??


Jesse Mendez posted on 9/20/20

Vale has been a special part of my family since we first met over 47 years ago. A unique person, an irreplaceable soul and a lifelong friend that I will truly miss. Deepest condolences to his entire family. Jesse


Rosie Velasquez posted on 9/19/20

My condolences to the family of Valentin Ortegon, May he rest In Peace. God bless his family always!


Maria Gonzales posted on 9/19/20

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers. Love you All, Roger and Mary Gonzales.


Joseph and Genie Drouillard posted on 9/19/20

We were saddened to learn of the passing of our cousin, Vale. As a firefighter, he dedicated himself to excellence and to serving the community he loved. He was a son who loved his late father, Valentin, Sr., and his wonderful mother, Azucena. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren and was a very kind and generous man. We extend our condolences to his entire family and pray that God, the Father Almighty, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, grants peace and rest to Vale. Joseph and Genie Drouillard


Hector Ortegon posted on 9/19/20

Our deepest condolences to all the family. May he rest in peace. Primo you will be missed.


Veronica Ortegon posted on 9/19/20

Rest in Peace, Primo, we love you very much. My condolences to all his loved ones - family and friends.


Linda Martinez posted on 9/19/20

Rest in Peace Vale, to say you will be missed is an understatement!! Whenever we would run into each other your warm embrace was always welcomed. Oh, that laughter is what I will miss the most forever silenced but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family as they go through this difficult time. Love you Always Primo, Linda Martinez


Vanessa Silva posted on 9/19/20

My uncle Vale will be a greatly missed presence in my life. He was someone that I could always count on to be there for me and never failed to remind me that he had me in his thoughts. He never forgot a birthday or celebration, and was always there during the hard times as well. I love you Vale and hope that you have found peace.


Homero Gonzalez posted on 9/19/20

Dear Ortegon Family, I'm saddened by the passing of my cousin Valentin. I will always remember his boisterous laughter and it made me realize how much he enjoyed life. It made me happy to see him and i will always miss his laughter. RIP Vale.


Fred Cobo posted on 9/19/20

My deepest condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Vale.


Alma Alonzo posted on 9/18/20

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May Vale R.I.P.


ALMA Rosa ALONZO posted on 9/18/20

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


Joseph Charles posted on 9/17/20

Valentin was a friend in high school at J.W. Nixon We graduated together in 1975. Last time we talked was at a class dinner. Will be missed. May he rest in peace my friend. Glenn Charles


Ginny Ortegon Rodriguez posted on 9/17/20

My Condolences to his children, mother, brothers and sisters My he Rest in Peace ?❤️. He will be greatly missed