Mateo Jose “Joe” Orta, 55, of Bryan, went to be with the lord on August 24, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service honoring and celebrating his life will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday September 1, 2012, in the chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service, Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the funeral home. Joe will be laid to rest by his loving family with private interment at Restever Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mateo Jose “Joe” Orta was born October 13, 1956, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Mateo J. Orta and Aurora C. Orta. He graduated from Nampa High School and attended Boise State University. Migrated to Portland Oregon where he held some of his fondest memories. Joe spent the last 30 years in Bryan, Texas, where he served in the Army Reserve for 12 years, worked for Alenco, and his last 5 years with Kentmore Cabinets.
Among those who will miss Joe the most are his nephew and nieces for whom he had a special place in his heart. He was their mentor in a lot of ways often playing the role of a father figure to some. “The Land” is what we called Joe’s home because it is the place where our greatest memories of our family gatherings and holidays were spent with him.
Joe was preceded in death by his grandfather Nicodemus C. Montoya, Aunt Ruby Wagner, and Cousin Sammy C. Montoya.
He is survived by his loving family who will miss him dearly: his parents, Mateo and Aurora Orta of Bryan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Juan and Robyn Orta of Bryan, Eddy and Joyce Orta of Fort Worth, Marcos Orta of Bryan, David Orta of Bryan, Jessie Orta of Bryan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita Orta of Bryan, Caroline and Nolbert Contreras of College Station, Rilla and Ahsanul Haq of Florida, Minnie and Manny Simien of Louisiana; nephews and nieces Leanna, Lee Jr, Nick, Becky, Timmy, Mariah, Christopher, Johnathon, Alexandria, little David, Vanessa, Makayla, Nicodemus, Chad, Amina, Justine, Michael and too many more great nephews and great nieces to name and he loved each one. Uncle Joe will always be remembered by his hard work, humor, love and kindness. Especially his nick names for each one of his Nephews and Nieces
The family requests in lieu of flowers, a kind donation in his name be given to the charity of the donors choice.
View his Book of Memories™ at CallawayJones.com