Charlotte R. Ortega

June 20, 1946October 13, 2020

Charlotte R. Ortega, 74, passed away on October 13, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. Charlotte was born in Santa Maria, California on June 20, 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Joseph. Charlotte is survived by her children Rick Ortega, Tricia Leonhardt, and Briana Burkhart, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation being held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8 AM followed by funeral service at 9 AM both at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ. She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Park Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020


Charlotte R. Ortega

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Patricia Twyman

October 17, 2020

Charlotte Ortega was a strong woman, in every sense of the word.
My Mom Helen and Charlotte became best friends, Spring of 1973. We moved into 'Charlie's ' neighborhood.
My Mom and Charlotte were friends for the rest of their lives, they shared everything like Sisters do, even their Birthdays, both born on June 20th, 6 years apart...
These two women not only became best friends/Sisters, they united two families...and made their own.
I remember Charlotte was just like my Mom in so many ways, she would even scold us kids when it was necessary, like a second Mom would. My Mom said "Charlie was the Sister she never had", they trusted eachother, explicitly.
I Loved Charlotte's Sassy personality, if she liked you, you knew it.
I was able to spend lots of time with her the past several years... I didn't just Love her, I liked her, she made me laugh, sometimes we'd cry, then laugh again. Haha I learned lots of secrets about her and my Mother.
Charlotte had so many sad days in her life, losing children, her husband Joe. But she also had good days.
I loved to hear her laugh. I'm so grateful our family gave the two, a birthday party, summer of 2019, today they are both partying it up in heaven, with Joe as the driver, doorman and body guard... just like Ol' times...❤

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