Mary D. Thompson Ortega

7/18/1954 - 5/11/24

Mary D. Thompson Ortega was born to Dr. James William Thompson and Margaret Marie Adams on July 18, 1954 in Aberdeen, Maryland.

She graduated from Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She married David Ortega on December 28, 1974 in Las Cruces. She graduated from New Mexico State University.

She worked for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 in Green River, Wyoming for 20 years and retired in 2005.

She was actively involved in church, including St. John's Episcopal in Green River, Wyoming and St. Marks Episcopal in Mesa, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Susie McGuire and Peggy Cole. She is survived by her husband David G. Ortega' son and daughter-in-law Adam M. and Nicole Ortega; daughter and son-in-law Ana-Maria O. and Ryan Ehrler; her brothers James E. Thompson and William A. Thompson; and grandchildren Aidan and Nicholas Ortega and Ryder and Amelia Ehrler.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 322 N Horne, Mesa, AZ 85203.

The family of Mary wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all family and friends and those who cared for her.


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