Home: Draper, Utah
Death Date: October 15, 2017
Birthdate: March 1, 2003
Place Of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Service Information: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Service Location: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
On October 15, 2017, Paul Anthony Ortega Jr. passed into the hands of the Lord surrounded by family while hundreds of his friends were gathered in prayer. Paul was born on March 1, 2003 in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Juan Diego Catholic High School where he was known and loved by many. From the time he could walk and talk on his own, he was getting to know people. He had a way with people; everyone loved him as soon as they met him. He was always open, friendly and cheerful, bringing many people an abundance of joy. Most of his time was spent doing something, whether it was on the football field, making music on the guitar, piano or cajon, singing or acting on a stage, he made sure that he stayed involved in the world around him. He was an avid Boy Scout and outdoorsman.
Paul is survived by his mother, Virginia Ortega; father, Paul Ortega,; sister, Rosalie; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his grandparents. He was loved very dearly by everyone he met, and will be missed.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper with a vigil beginning at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.