SYLVIA EVANGELINE GARDUNO-ORTEGA Sylvia Evangeline Garduno-Ortega, age 78, of Los Alamos, New Mexico passed away on Friday August 28, 2009 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She was born in Chaperito, New Mexico on January 25, 1931 to the late Delfino and Carolina Garduno. She was the last survivor of the Delfino and Carolina Garduno family. She loved birds and flowers, Elvis Presley and music. She was a member of the VFW auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her Parents: Delfino and Carolina Garduno; Brothers: Hilario" Lalo" Garduno, Joe F. Garduno, Ezequiel Garduno I, Ezequiel Garduno II, Fidel Garduno,and Ramonsito Garduno, Sisters: Carmen Lucero, and Emily Newman: Twin Brother and Sister: Herquilano and Alicia Gardu o; Mother-in-Law: Maggie Trosper; Brothers-in-Law: Henry T. Trosper and Bill Howes; Sister-in-Law: Alice Garduno. She is survived by her husband: Adonias (Donald) Ortega of Los Alamos, NM; daughters: Diana Taylor and husband Steve of Los Alamos, NM; Joanne Garcia and husband Pete of Espanola, NM; Rozanna Roberts and boyfriend Rick Beichler of Los Alamos, NM; Suzanna Phillips and husband Andrew of Idaho Falls, ID; Son: Andrew Ortega and wife Heather of Los Alamos, NM; Grandchildren: Kristy Phares (Mike Phares), Amanda Roberts, Johnny Roberts, Lawrence Garcia, Matthew Waldshmidt(Amanda) , Drew Phillips, Corey Ortega, Taylor Rose Ortega, Brandyn Ortega, Savannah Ortega, Isaac Ortega; Great-Grandchildren: Jason, Mckenzie, Logan, and Hannah; sisters-in-laws: Mela Garduno of Las Vegas, NM; Nellie Howes of Socorro, NM, Dora Garduno of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Maria Trosper of Midvale, Utah; Brother-in-Law: Benny Lucero of Las Vegas, NM; First Cousin: Valentin Baros; Numerous: Nephews, Nieces, Other Relatives and many Friends. Rosary devotional services will be conducted on Wednesday September 2, 2009 at 7pm at the Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church in Los Alamos, NM. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 10am at the Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church in Los Alamos, NM With Father John F. Carney serving as celebrant. Interment will follow 1:30pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Lawrence Garcia, Johnny Roberts, Corey Ortega, Brandyn Ortega, Leroy Lucero, and Patrick Newman. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas, New Mexico 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on 9/1/2009