Services: Have been held.
Nicolas Ortega, 65, of Chaparral, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Las Cruces Nursing Center.
He was born on July 1, 1938, in Anton Chico, to Emilio and Bersabe Ortiz Ortega.
He farmed in the Clovis and Littlefield, Texas, areas for over 40 years. He had been a resident of Chaparral for one year.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Survivors include his children, Rose Ann Flors of Pecos, Linda Ortega of Mt. Jackson, Va., Betsy Ramirez of Chaparral, Lisa Ortega of New Mexico, Nick Ortega Jr. of New Market, Va., Julie Garcia of Mt. Jackson, Va.; five sisters, Emma Jaramillo, Mary Finch, Teresa Jaramillo, Molly Bell and Helen Payne; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Cremation will take place.
Father Patrick Maher will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Littlefield.
Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.