Leonard T Ortega

Leonard Thomas Ortega, of Ojai, California went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 25, 2013, at his home in Ojai.

Born in Ensanada, Mexico, July 27th, 1932, to Arthur and Clara Ortega. Leonard was the forth of eight children. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather and friend. Leonard will be missed by his loving family.

Leonard served his Country during the Korean War, and he was honorably discharged from the Army after active duty overseas. He then joined the Ventura County Fire Department and served the citizens of Ventura County for 27 years. He was well known for his commitment to training and service to the public, he retired from the Fire District in 1988 as a Fire Captain. Leonard loved his family, he loved camping, going on long walks with his beloved wife “Angie” and he loved to work around the house and he loved to eat good food. Leonard is preceded in death by his wife Angie, his brother Alvino, and three of his sisters. He is survived by his brother Arthur, Sisters, Carolyn and Juanita, and children, Vincent and Andrew (wife Jill) and grand children, Andrew Jr, Alicia Payan (Husband Adam), Amy Ortega; and great-grand children, Aaron and Aidan Payan. A viewing service will be held May 1, 2013 at 5:30-7:30 pm, the funeral service will be held at 10:00 May 2, 2013 at Charles Carroll Funeral Home in Ventura.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home. If you would like to order flowers you can call 1-877-894-0431 Code# 51188


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 2, 2013

Leonard T Ortega

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Josh Tyner

May 4, 2013

Love to the entire Ortega family. Andy and Vince, you have a great Dad who left a family legacy that lives strong and shows in all things Ortega. The service was an incredible tribute to a great man. Station 51 was a lot of fun in the 70's! I'm sure our Dad's are catching up right now and asking Angie to please make some more tamales ;) Love you guys.

Frank Horn

May 2, 2013

I always enjoyed working with Leonard and have great memories of his sense of humor.

May 2, 2013

Hello Andy and Vincent, your father was a great man. He was a mentor to me in the fire service and also in life. I will always cherish the memories of Capt. Ortega. Yours in Christ, John Alford

Rick N Irene Paz

May 1, 2013

Now you can Dance with Angie, Leonard. heaven Gains. We love you Vince and Andy, we pray for peace in your homes and hearts. Gods Speed Viejo !! The Paz's

Carla Kraetsch

April 30, 2013

You were a good example of what a friend and co-worker was to Keith. Thank you for the fun times at the fire station, my boys remember you with fondness. Will miss your wonderful smile and sweet hugs.
You will see Keith in heaven. I see you both someday in God's time. Praise God for your wonderful family.

Todd Tyner

April 30, 2013

so many good memories of leonard and angie - from dinners at the firehouse to camping at the lake. much love to you vince and andy. your folks were the best and i am so glad to have had the pleasure of knowing them. BTW - this picture of your dad in the obit just nails it!

John & Rita Albin

April 29, 2013

We have lost a good friend and extrordinary person may the Lord comfort you in this time

Julie Cushing (VanManen)

April 29, 2013

Dearest Andy and Vincent (and family). My very sincerest sympathy goes out to you as you grieve the loss of your wonderful father . I have such fond memories of your Dad and Mom , growing up camping together and all the fun times. And wonderful food. I will always cherish these memories . You are in my thoughts and prayers .

April 29, 2013

To my second family, so many of my chilhood memories have been with Angie and Leonard. I know now that they are together. Leonard will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace. With love, Sandie Duran Barron

Danny Rodriguez

April 29, 2013

" May he be raised up on Angles wings, and made to shine like a star." Dear Ortega's, This man leaves beautiful footprints to follow in ! We like to remember Captain Ortega in Ventura County Fire uniform with that big smile, and sharing his knowledge in a gentle and generous way. Those were great days. Huge loss for us, as he reaps his heavenly reward.
Love from Danny & Wendy Rodriguez