October 13, 1950 ~ December 28, 2021
Born in: Bogota, Colombia
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Dr. Anthony Ortegon, 10/13/1950-12/28/2021, a local physician for over forty (40) years in Pueblo, died unexpectedly on December 28, 2021, while surrounded by his entire immediate family.
Despite being born in Bogota, Colombia in 1950, Dr. Ortegon made America his home. Along with his wife of forty-five (45) years, Vera Ortegon, the two of them materialized their version of the American dream. Their truly valued treasures began with their two sons, Anthony and Arthur; evolved to include their respective wives, Courtney and McKinsie. Yet, his most treasured earthly role was being the grandfather to four (4) incredible grandchildren, Bennett, Olive, Isla, and Briggs.
After graduating college in two and half years at the age of 17, he attended the University of Miami’s medical school to start his lifelong passion for medicine and his patients. Dr. Ortegon was a faithful husband, devoted father, insatiable reader, avid skier, butterfly collector, and world traveler.
There will be a private memorial held on January 7th to celebrate the incredible life of Dr. Ortegon. Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or St. John Neumann Catholic School, 2415 E. Orman Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004, in the name of The Ortegon Family. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com