BASILE~ Priscilla Reed Ortego passed away peacefully on October 13, 2015 in the comfort of her home with loving family and friends by her side at the age of 84. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:30 am on Friday, October 16, 2015 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father David Hebert Celebrant.
Priscilla was a retired dedicated Business Teacher of Basile High School and she was the FBLA sponsor for many years. But most importantly her family were always first. She was a loving mother to three children, Jack Ortego and wife, Beverley of Foristell, MO, Trisha Simpson and husband, Jon and Sharise O. Nicholas and fiancé, Billy all of Lafayette; she was a wonderful and loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, Joanna, Joshua, Josiah and Lauren Ortego, Devan, Shelby and Blair Simpson, Brooke and Noelle Nicholas; three great grandchildren, Landon Simpson, Gabriel and Levi Ortego; as well as extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Oren Ortego; two sons, Craig and Stuart Ortego; her parents, Euzee and Elsie Vidrine Reed.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile on Friday, October 16th from 10:00 am until time of services.
The family would like to express great appreciation for the love, support, and thoughtfulness given to their mother.