In Memory of




Obituary for Jose Alfredo Ortega

Jose Alfredo Ortega (10/22/1985 - 12/13/2023)
Jose was born in San Luis Obispo, California to Emma Y Ortega and Jose R Ortega. Jose attended Santa Maria High School from 1999-2003 (mostly). Married in 2003 to Ezmeralda Arredondo Diaz and began a family with their oldest daughter, Karla Ortega, the same year. Both moved to Bakersfield, California in 2004 where the family welcomed two more children Maritza Ortega in 2007 and Jose R Ortega in 2013. Jose had many talents/jobs in his career from his first job at Orcutt Burgers in Santa Maria to his last employment as home inspector for Signature Property Inspectors in Bakersfield. Jose was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease also known as ALS in 2020 Jose lost his ability to walk and talk but never lost his good and humorous attitude. Jose fell ill and due to his weakened body and lungs was unable to recover. Jose passed at 1am on December 13 at the hospital with his family by his side. He will be greatly remembered by his positive attitude, humor, and most of all love of his family.