Sept. 4, 1959 – Oct. 27, 2018
Richard Palomino Ortega, 59, of Boerne passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. A visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne, with a recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be on Friday, Nov. 2, at noon at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, with committal to follow at Boerne Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rudy Martinez, Bubba Weed, Sam Rodriguez, Derek Barnes, Frank Babbitt and Kevin Katzer. Richard was born on Sept. 4, 1959, in Kerrville to George and Connie Ortega. He was a proud Boerne Greyhound and spent some time in the Army. He worked as a carpenter-glazer and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle, playing pool and camping. Richard is survived by his wife, Jody Fuhrman; his children, Aaron Ortega, Kristin Ortega (Brian), Steven Ray Ortega and Jessica Rae Ortega; his stepson Cory Ashton Fuhrman; his grandchildren, Jarrett, Jaydn, Amiya, Kailey, Jestyn and Kynzlee; his parents George and Connie Ortega; his siblings, Eddie (Diane) Ortega, Ray (Cher) Ortega, Trish Ortega, and Arthur Ortega; and his pets, Daisy and Chula. He was preceded in death by his uncles Jessie Palomino and Clemente Ortega; his aunt Tilly Ortega; and his grandmother Juanita Palomino.
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Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne.