January 7, 1982
July 19, 2021
Jesse Lee Ortivez passed away unexpectedly July 19, 2021, in Colorado Springs. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on January 7, 1982, to Natal and Maureen Ortivez.
Jesse worked for Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. for 21 years. Throughout his career he built endless longstanding relationships with everyone in the industry. No call went unanswered, no job left incomplete, and no task was too large for this guy. Jesse went above and beyond in everything he did, and it did not matter what time of day or night, if someone needed help – he was there. The halls are not the same without the sounds of his laughter and his big, beautiful smile.
As dedicated as Jesse was to his job, his devotion to his family and close friends far surpassed that. His love for his sisters was unmatched. He devoted his life to their care and well-being and wanted nothing but the best for them. His huge heart showed in every relationship he had. It did not matter what you needed, if you called Jesse - he was there, unconditionally, every time. He was undoubtedly one of the best.
To truly know Jesse was to love him, and our lives will never be the same without him.
Jesse is survived by his grandmother, Louise Ortivez; sisters, Kayla Ortivez and Malena Ortivez; brother, Thomas Ortivez; mother, Maureen Ortivez; Aunt Lea and Uncle Ed Evangelista and their children; Aunt Sharon and Uncle Phil Points and their children; Aunt Dottie Ortivez and her children; Uncle Dan Callaghan and his children, and numerous cousins. Jesse also leaves behind his best friend, Isaac Rocha and his girlfriend, Kerie Currier. Our hearts are forever broken.
He is preceded in death by his father, Natal Ortivez; grandfather, Walter "Waldo" Ortivez; grandmother, Rita Callaghan; and aunt and uncle, Rene Ortivez and Kenny Ortiz.
He will be deeply missed by all.
Please join us for services at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
After services, please join us for food and memories at the Local 58 Union Hall, 2870 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
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Published by The Gazette from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2021.