Journal North, New Mexico, January 17, 2004
CECILIA "CICI" VALENCIA-ORTEGA, 31, of Las Vegas, N.M. died Thursday at Northeastern Regional Hospital.
She was born in Albuquerque. She owned and operated CiCi's Child Care Center in Las Vegas, N.M. She also worked as an inventory clerk at Hacienda. She loved working with children and enjoyed going on long rides. She helped coach Little League baseball. A lifelong Catholic, she attended Our Lady of Sorrows Church and also served as a Catechist.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Samantha Chavez.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel Ortega of Las Vegas, N.M.; mother, Annabelle Valencia of Los Lunas; father, Joseph Lucero of Albuquerque; daughter, Delilah Chavez; sons, John Julian Chavez and Ozzy Chavez; brother, Johnatan Lucero and wife Renee of Albuquerque, and Jacob Romero and girlfriend Antoinette; sisters, Yvette Roybal and husband Freddie, Cindy Lucero and husband Gilbert, and Miranda Valencia and fiancée Robert, all of Los Lunas; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be all day Sunday, where family and friends may call, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m Monday at the same church with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M.
Rogers Mortuary, (505) 425-3511.