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“My memories of Mrs. Ortega was being very excited about going to any parties in Natoma since it meant that I would soon be able to enjoy her cooking,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Julia Gomez Velardez

“MANO PO Hindi ako marinig, kailangang sumigaw. Sa kubong madilim ikaw tila ang ilaw. Kumakalam na tiyan siguradong masasabik. Sa pagkaing...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Anonymous

“Lola Nena was the best great-grandma ever! Her smile fills up my heart and when I'm sad, I'll think of her. I liked the way she made the dresses...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ava Ortega Tongol - Oakley, CA

“Lola Nena, Thank you for all the wonderful memories you have shared with us, THANK YOU for being a TRUE Lola to us, a Treasure that will always be...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Roel Ortega - Manila - Grandson

“Lola Nena, though I never shared even a single memory with you, I've heard a lot about you. About you being so kind and loving mother. I love you...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Jessamine Ortega - Manila

“Nay Nena, all through out her life, served as a model or a standard of excellence as a mother who is worthy of emulation. She was very loving and...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Juanito "Itoy" Ortega - Manila

“Lola Nena was so sweet and loving grandma. Everytime I look at her face it's like seeing an angel. Now she was a real angel in the kingdom of god....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Carolina Opiana - Grand Daughter

“Nanay Nena you're not an ordinary mother-in-law but a real mother to me. I can confide everything to you and you're a very understandable mother. You...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Juanita Ortega - Manila

“Lola Nena was so sweet and loving grandma. Everytime I look at her face it's like seeing an angel. Now she was a real angel in the kingdom of god....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Carolina Ortega - Grand daughter

“lola nena we miss you and i love you so much thanks for evrything. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ronnie Ortega - Manila - Grandson

“I Love You Lola Nena, We will miss you. God Bless your trip to our god the father in heaven. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Roevan Ortega - Grandson

“Tondo in the 50's and 60's was a magical place. Though all the Ortegas were like family to me, I felt a special kinship with Tia Nena because our...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Maria ELISA Duncan - CA

“Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your beloved mother's life. I remember Mrs. Ortega when I was a young girl in our pocket of heaven in Tondo. She...Read More »
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Severina Payad Ortega, 97, laid to rest on May 13, 2011, surrounded by her loving family in San Francisco California. She was born September 9, 1913 in Manila to loving parents Pontenciano Payad and Severina Ramos.

Severina spent her youth in Manila raised by a loving and strict mother who discouraged any barkadas for her children. Severina's free time was spent with her mother, sisters: Felicing, Paquita, Aurora, and brother Prascio, watching movies, buying and selling jewelry, and shopping for clothes. After completing school she wed Nazario Ortega, and became a devoted housewife and mother to: Potenciano (deceased) married to Natividad, Juanito married to Juanita, Theodore married to Teresa (divorced), Elenita (deceased) married to Jaime, and Alberto married to Victoria. Misfortune begot Severina on December 16, 1959 when she became widowed. In 1973, Severina was petitioned to come to the United States by her eldest son Potenciano and his wife Natividad, upon which her life in San Francisco began. Later that year she petitioned son, Theodore, and eventually Elenita and Alberto. Severina enjoyed family, cooking, fine perfumes and dressing up.

Severina is survived by her sons, Juanito; Theodore; and Alberto. Grandchildren, Alex; Orlando; Maria; Jane; Ramon; Roel; Carolina; Ronaldo; Rommel; Jennifer; Jason; Jineth; Janice; Jeremy; Vibeth and Albert. Great Grandchildren, Beverly; Michelle; Christine; Eileen; DanaMarie; Jesse; Joanne Mercedes; Arlene Naty; Jonathan; Jordan; Roevan; Mary Jessamine Cristel; Ron Kristopher; Kalaia; Aviana Victoria; Isaiah Nazario, and Elise Belle.

Severina was preceded in death by husband, Nazario, and two sons Nazario Jrs, Potenciano, and Elenita.

Viewing Services:
*White attire suggested*
Saturday & Sunday, May 21-22, 2011
4pm-9pm
*Sunday May 22, 2011
6pm vigil and Rosary Prayer

Location:
Cypress Lawn Funeral Home
1370 El Camino Real
Colma, Ca. 94104
650-550-8808

Funeral Service:
*All white attire MANDATORY for immediate family*
Monday, May 23, 2011
10:00 am

Location:
Holy Angels Parish
107 San Pedro Road
Colma Ca., 94014
650-755-0478

Interment:

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
1500 Mission Road
Colma, Ca. 94014
650-756-2060

*Funeral Reception Luncheon to follow. Location TBA*