MARK ANTHONY ORTEGA
Our Most Generous & Loving Friend
Born:June 26, 1963
Albuquerque, NM
Died:August 19, 2006
Albuquerque, NM

 


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Our dear friend Mark was taken from us very suddenly and unexpected by a tragic auto accident. Only 43 years young, he was such a happy and vibrant soul, with an incredibly generous heart that touched the lives of everyone he met. (EVERYONE is greatly encouraged to please share any and all thoughts, memories, & photos, etc., of Mark, but we would especially love to get as much as possible from all of his family and anyone that served in the military with him, in DESERT STORM!)

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A special memorial for Mark
Added by We love and miss you, Margie, Barb and Jeanette
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Mark's Army Fatigues from Desert Storm
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Markie & Mikie @ Ned's
Added by Cathy

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 Personal Notes


TO MARK & ALL HIS LOVED ONES TOO:
This is so hard for me, since my heart is hurting & this loss feels overwhelming and unbearable, but as I try & deal with all these difficult & confusing feelings of grief and disbelief, etc., I am realizing some things that are providing such a source of great comfort that I would really like to share them now:

Added by Cathy Germack

Although Mark & I have been friends for several years, it has only been the last year or so that I have had the good fortune of getting to know Mark alot better and becoming very close friends! We discovered that we shared quite a few common interests & ideas, and throughout this period of time we spent countless hours just talking & talking about anything & everything!!!

Added by Cathy again

Mark was so intelligent, witty, charming, fun-loving, also sometimes quite serious & intense, as well as strong-willed, with very deep-rooted convictions & strong family values! He was incredibly sincere, compassionate, sensitive,
and probably the most considerate, generous &
big-hearted man I've ever known! Mark always had a pretty positive attitude, basically very happy & at peace with himself & most everything else!

Added by his friend

Sometimes he was really up for a good debate & enjoyed a bit of friendly "sparring" with certain topics, but would still listen to & respect my point of view, (always ready to "agree to disagree" if necessary,) but ultimately, we both were usually on the same side! We were able to communicate quite comfortably, very open and honest about everything, it was amazing to me!
Mark let me be myself, liked who I was & vice-versa! We had so much fun!!!

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