Neomi Rangel Ortega was born August 13, 1940 In Roswell, NM. She attended Lubbock Public Schools. Mrs. Ortega had various jobs throughout her life, beginning as a teacher's aide at Sanders Elementary School, later on she worked at Levi Strauss, T.I., Jewell's Hospitality House. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting and created many beautiful items over the years that were given as gifts that are treasured by many, especially her children.
She was a devout Catholic who in her healthier days was extremely involved in her church (St. Joseph's ) for many years, she was in charge of preparing/serving meals to families after a funeral at the church. She had a group of volunteers that helped her with these meals. She was also a Guadalupana. Mom was a loving, nurturing woman who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She taught us love, patience, forgiveness and laughter, most importantly she taught us Family First.
She married Felix G. Ortega (deceased/2008), together they had seven children: Lena Christine Zavala, Sylvia Ann Carter, Dahlia Ponciano (Davis), Debra Murski, Cecilia Blackwell, Felix Ortega, Jr. and Jesse D. Ortega (Wendy)
they have been blessed with 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild and another great, great, grandchild on the way. Also Surviving Mrs. Ortega is her sister Norma Juarez and brother Ephraim Rangel.
Mrs. Ortega was preceded in death by her husband: Felix Ortega, Sr., granddaughter: Sarah Ponciano, parents: Salvador and Luz Rangel, sister: Julia, and brother: Joel Ponce.
Other survivors include many cousins and their families who were all equally and individually an important part of her life. An abundance of family friends to whom she was also "Mom", whom she loved and whose love and affection for her we are grateful for and is helping us through these difficult days.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Venue on Broadway, with rosary being cited at 6:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.