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ORTEGA, Felix Born July 7, 1930 in Wickenburg, Ariz., Felix, 86, of Palmdale, Calif., passed away on Nov. 29, 2016. He served in the U.S. Air Force and became one of the first Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Belize, Central America, where he met and was later united in marriage to the former Irma Arguelles of Belize City. She predeceased him in Dec. 1999. In Palmdale, he taught for 35 years, finishing his career at Quartz Hill High School. He is survived by his two daughters and son-in laws, James and Adelina Trombley and Matthew and Yvette Heinze, one son, Felix, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by numerous family members as well as many admiring friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wickenburg, Ariz. on Dec. 23, 2016 at 10am.

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