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Maria Resley

January 23, 1941 — April 27, 2015

A funeral service will be held 11:00am, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Maria Elena Resley, age 74, who passed away on April 27, 2015. Cremation will follow. Inurnment will be held 10:30am, Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress Road in Las Cruces, NM

Maria was born on January 23, 1941 to Augustine and Antonia Romero Ortega in Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico.

Maria is preceded in death by her father, Augustine Ortega; mother, Antonia Strickland; her husband James W. Resley; brothers, Guillermo Ortega, Sergio Ortega, Arturo Ortega; sister, Graciela Jackson; uncle, Guillermo Jones and niece, Cynthia Ortega.

She is survived by her son Luis (Bert) Ortega and his wife Robin Ford; daughter, Mary Helen Ormseth and her husband Terry Ormseth; granddaughters, April Barreras and her husband Andrew Barreras, Chloe Ormseth; great granddaughters, Amaya Belle and Azura Kwai Barreras; brother, Ruben Rascon; aunt, Rita Jones and Uncle Merejildo Romero, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Luis (Bert) Ortega, Terry Ormseth, Andrew Barreras, Jose Ortega, Bill Ortega, Frankie Ortega, Rob Ormseth, Mickey Ormseth and Denny Ormseth.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel
Online condolences may be made at



LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:00 AM


Masonic Cemetery
760 S. Compress Road
Las Cruces, NM  88005
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:30 AM
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