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Tomas Rodriguez Ortega

2939708Tomas Rodriguez Ortega, Sr., 78, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, with his loved ones around him.
Tomas was born in Rio Hondo, Texas, on April 15, 1936, to Cleto and Victoria (Rodriguez) Ortega. He grew up in Rio Hondo and attended school there. In 1968 he married Frances Galvan and moved to Ennis, Texas where they made their home
He was employed at Leggett and Platt for numerous years, then worked at Holmes Salvage for many years and then turned back to his passion of ranching raising cattle, game birds and race horses with his sons at Antom Ranch. He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. Tomas Rodriguez Ortega loved his family and friends, loved the outdoors, fishing, gardening and cooking out and spending time with the family and friends. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Galvan; three sons: Thomas Ortega, Jr., Jamie Ortega and wife Jennifer, and Lawrence Ortega and wife Elizabeth; daughters: Victoria Ortega Munson and husband Rodrick, Esperanza Ortega-Ortiz and husband Ricky, Gloria Ortega Goss and husband Derrel, and Leticia Young and husband Michael; 22 grandchildren: nine great-grandchildren: four brothers: Fidel Ortega, Ismeal Ortega, Amadeo Ortega and Cleto Ortega; two sisters: Victoria Ortega and Esmaralda Ramos; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleto and Victoria Ortega; four brothers, Lazaro Ortega, Pedro Ortega, Raul Ortega and Luis Ortega; and two sisters, Esperanza Ortega and Margarita Ortega.
Visitation will be held on two nights Tuesday, Feb. 3, and Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis, with Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will also be held for two nights in San Benito, Texas, Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, with Rosary on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the San Benito Funeral Home of San Benito. Pallbearers will be Thomas Ortega, Jr., Jamie Ortega, Lorenzo Ortega, Terrence Ortega, Daniel Zamarripa, Jr. and Dusty Ortega. Interment will follow on Saturday, Feb. 7, in St. Vincente Cemetery.

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