Janie R. Ortega, 90, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2022. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 10:30 am Thursday March 17, 2022 with the funeral service to follow at 10:30 am at The Chapel in Killeen Memorial Park and Cemetery. Burial will be at 11:00 am.
Janie was born on November 15, 1931, to Rudolph Jimenez and Herlinda Valdez Jimenez in San Antonio, Texas. She met the love of her life Anderson Ortega Jr. in San Jose, California where they were married August 8, 1946. Later they moved back home to Gatesville, Texas where they lived for 23 years and had three beautiful children. They moved to Killeen, Texas to pursue a job in construction. Anderson built a Grocery store for Janie to run and then in later years they ran it together. In every pursuit that Anderson had Janie was right beside him by doing the bookkeeping. They have been married 75 years. Janie was a good bowler and at one time both Janie and her girls were on a bowling team together. She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother.
Janie R. Ortega was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph Jimenez and Herlinda Valdez; her siblings, Rudy, Freddy, Tony, Richard, and Mary Lou.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Anderson Ortega Jr.; her children, Anderson Ortega III, Delia Pankey, and Anna Marie Hamilton; her grandchildren, Cathleen, Jeffery, Andrea, Jessica, Christopher; her great grandchildren, the twins, Alexandria and Leandria, Briandria, Josiah, and Jackson; and her great - great grandson, and Jeremiah.