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Edward Ortegon

January 1, 1946 — January 13, 2022

Edward Ortegon passed away on the 13th of January 2022. Just 12 days after his 76th birthday. He was born and raised in El Paso where he lived his entire life. He lived and grew up in downtown El Paso on Leon St in the house that is now known as the Pancho Villa Stash House. He attended and graduated from El Paso High School in 1964. He played football while in high school and during the 1963 season a tragedy hit the country. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. At that time a game was supposed to take place between the heated rivals of El Paso High School and Austin High School. Unfortunately the game never took place. The game was played 20yrs later and given the name The Game that Never Was. Highlights of the game were shown on KVIA Channel 7. He helped the Tigers of El Paso beat the Panthers of Austin 36 to 28 and was later named MVP of the game. He is preceded in death by his parents Froilan and Rosa Ortegon. He is survived by his children Yvette, Bernadette and Eduardo Ortegon, his sisters Irma Hernandez and Lucy Ortiz and his 10 grandchildren; Bethany, Nathan, Miracle, Matthew, Jeremiah, Mauro, Miguel, Maximiliano, Micaela and Marcelino. It is going to be hard to go on without you especially since I still needed your guidance and wisdom. Rest easy we will be ok. Enjoy all the fishing and golf that heaven has to offer you. Love you, miss you but we will never forget you. A visitation will be held from 5:30 PM tp 8:00 PM with a rosary starting at 6:00 PM and a mass starting at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Home- Americas, 9521 North Loop Dr, El Paso, Texas 79907. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home- Americas. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Edward Ortegon please visit our Sympathy Store.
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