Funeral services for Leeward Paul Ortego will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 beginning at 2:00pm in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dupont with Father Derek Ducote officiating. Visitation will be at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall on Saturday, February 3, 2018 beginning at 9am until 2pm. Burial and military honors will take place at Mater Dolorosa Mausoleum in Plaucheville. Escude Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ortego, 92, resident of Plaucheville passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Avoyelles Manor Nursing Home in Dupont. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie (Rabalais) Ortego; parents, Walter and Angela (Saucier) Ortego; sisters, Naydee Ducote and Helen St. Romain.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Geraldine ''Jerrie'' Gauthier (Ronald) of Baton Rouge and Carolyn Plauche (Adrian) of Plaucheville; sons, Michael Ortego (Vickie) of Pride and Craig Ortego (Marcella) of Lebeau; brother, Richard Ortego of Metairie; sister, Ledell Rabalais of Plaucheville. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Sharon Mann, Ronnie Gauthier, Donnie Gauthier, Melissa McNabb, Melanie Guillory, Michelle Kimble, Paul Plauche, Jason Plauche, Jeremy Ortego, Amanda Henley and Brady Ortego; 27 great-grandchildren.
May God be with all of you at this time. May you know your love one is at peace and at home where he will suffer know more.
Ralph and Marion Trouard
Marion TrouardBaton Rouge, LA
Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Miss both your mom and dad, I remember sneaking out the back of the store to meet Craig and the gang for a football game in the yard
John rabalaisGreenwell Springs, LA