Jose Ornelas, 75, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Jose was born May 19, 1939 in Rancho Paso Ondo, San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico, the youngest of six children to Ponciano and Petra Ornelas. He came to the United States at the age of 19. On September 11, 1973 he and Carmen Perez were married in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Jose is survived by his wife Carmen of The Dalles, Ore., children Jose, Edwardo, Ana and Maricela all of The Dalles, Ore. and Betty Joe of Ukiah, Calif. and a brother Carmen of Sinaloa, Mexico. Seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7th and 8th from 4 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.
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