Sherry Lee Ortega

November 03, 1945 - July 12, 2020

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Friday, July 17, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Independent Full Gospel Church, 1000 S. Gonser Ave., Ashley


Friday, July 17, 1:00 PM
Independent Full Gospel Church, 1000 S. Gonser Sve., Ashley


Sherry Lee (Richardson) Ortega, 74, of Hudson died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born November 3, 1945, in Denison, Iowa, to Alvin Patchin and Helen (Ladwig) Puck.

In 1998, she married David Ortega. He survives in Hudson.

She moved to Hudson in 1999, coming from Tennessee.

Mrs. Ortega was a homemaker. She attended Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lucinda (Ted) Goodner of Atlantic, Iowa; a son, Randall (Crystal) Hansen of Sterling, Colorado; four stepdaughters, Diane (Anthony) McKee of Altus, Oklahoma, Sharon (Bob) Smith of Smyrna, Tennessee, Helen (Gregory) Eiler of Pace, Florida, and Leniore (Tom) Carrillo of Shelbyville, Tennessee; a stepson, David (Jamie) Ortega, Jr. of Shelbyville, Tennessee; 8 grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anna. Lynn, Lori, and Rebecca; and four brothers, Ted, Richard, Dennis, and Eric.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Vincent Esbeck and Kincade Bullock; a stepson, Timothy Ortega; two sisters, Vicky and Mary; and seven brothers, Randy, Tim, Allen, Brian, Gary, Michael, and Leon.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Independent Full Gospel Church, 1000 South Gonser Avenue, Ashley with Pastor Sam Weimer officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

A live broadcast of the service will be available for viewing on the Young Family Funeral Home
Facebook page Friday at 1 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers are Lance Keller and Anthony McKee. Active pallbearers are Ted Goodner, Greg Eiler, Parker Eiler, Danny Mason, Ron Weimer, and Mark “Rowdy” Crossley.

Calling is Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Face masks are required to be worn at the church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Leniore Carrillo
July 19th, 2020 11:27pm

Sherry miss u always little lady, love you more than anyone could ever know.R.I.H😇

Bobbi Salzkorn Sindt
July 17th, 2020 5:09pm

Aunt Sherry you will be greatly missed!! I cherish all the good times spent with you!! ❤

Randall Hansen
July 17th, 2020 3:33pm
Sterling Colo.

Love you mom hearts and prayers will always be with you .

Angel carrillo
July 15th, 2020 3:08am

Rest In Peace,sherry. You will he missed by many people.

Laura Ohoa McCue
July 14th, 2020 5:50am
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Aunt Sherry you will be missed by many Your another Angel in Heaven R.I.H. Beautiful Sherry Sending Prayers to everyone and found this poem I would like to share by Ruth Ann Mahaffey “To my dearest family, some things Id like to say. But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, theres no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and He said, I welcome you. Its good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, They’ll be here later on. I need you here so badly, you are part of my plan. There is so much that we can do, to help our mortal man. God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. If I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over. I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; But together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and Id like it for you too; That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain; Then you can say to God at night….My day was not in vain. And now I am contented… that my life was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low; Just lend a hand to pick them up, as on your way you go. When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind; I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. And when its time for you to go…from that body to be free. Remember you’re not going…you’re coming here to me.”

Angie Evans
July 14th, 2020 2:22am

To the entire family and friends, My heartfelt condolences and sympathies in this most difficult time. May you all find peace and comfort in each other.

Joe and linda-jean
July 14th, 2020 12:26am
Baroda, michigan

Sherry was such a sweet heart. She is going to be missed by so many people at buck lake ranch... RIP sherry until we see you again.

Penny Stump
July 13th, 2020 6:05pm
Hudson Indiana

Im so sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. She was always a joy. She will be missed. Prayers to the family. RIP Sherry

Lori Grant
July 13th, 2020 6:00pm
Utica Ne.

You were loved and will be missed by many sis. Heaven has received a beautiful angel!