Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Veda Ortega

Veda Jeanette Ortega


Veda went to be with our Lord and Father on February 13, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born on October 27, 1961 in Chama, New Mexico.

Veda loved her family very much. Her family was her life. She loved spending time with her family. She also loved music, karaoke, dancing and she loved to laugh. Roses, angels and saints were some of her favorite things.

She is survived by her husband Robert Ortega, Albuquerque, New Mexico, son Joseph Chavez (Tasha), Albuquerque, New Mexico, daughters Michelle Chavez, (Landon), Albuquerque, New Mexico and Felicia Sedillo (Dario), El Paso, Texas, stepchildren Antonio Ortega, Carlsbad, New Mexico and Michelle V. Ortega, Buffalo, New York. Grandchildren, Landon Johnson, San Diego, California, Xavier and Michael Chavez, Durango, Colorado, Izaac and Mya Veda Howell, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brothers Tom Young (JoAnn), Gallup, New Mexico, James A. Young Jr., Albuquerque, New Mexico and Charles Young, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Sisters Beverly Johnson, Wanda Candelaria, Sandra Young and Shana Young-Gawdun (Tom) all of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Veda was preceded in death by her parents James Allen Young Sr. and Alice M. (Montoya) Young. Maternal grandparents, Josefita Montoya Garcia, Eugenio and Glorifica Montoya. Paternal grandparents, George Young and Pablita Perea Young.

A viewing and rosary will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 9-11 a.m. at the Riverside Mortuary, 225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Reception will be at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post #72, 5107 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A memorial service will be held in Pagosa Springs, Colorado at a later date.  

Veda was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. She was kind hearted and very giving. She always said what was on her mind. Veda will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663



David Chavez February 16, 2017

Good Friend Albuquerque , New Mexico

So sorry to hear of Veda's passing. She went to CNM with me and I would often help her with her homework. She was a really nice person and I will miss her dearly. She always talked about how much she missed her mom. Now she is with her in Heaven. Love you Veda.

JONAH TAPIA February 16, 2017

Friend Rio Rancho , New Mexico

I won't to give my condolences to the family. Veda was a very special women in my life, she was caring, loving, sweet, and the most giving women I know. She took care of her family, and everyone around her first before her own needs. I loved her, and will miss her dearly. You are all in my families hearts and prayer God bless the Tapia.

David and Vicky Montano February 16, 2017

friend Albuquerque , New Mexico

Our deepest sympathy to Robert and all of Veda's family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers as you give your wife and mom into God's hands. David Montano (Post 72 Chaplain) and Vicky Montano

Williams Family February 19, 2017

Condolences to the Ortega family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Mrs. Williams February 19, 2017

, Michigan

The loss of Mrs. Veda Ortega a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are people who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of grief.