Paul Elliott Ortego

February 11, 1941 - June 14, 2023

Paul Elliott Ortego, 82, of Port Arthur, died Wednesday, June 14, 2023. He was born on February 11, 1941, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Adelaide Madeline Hutchison Ortego and Edward Joseph Ortego.

Survivors include his wife, Rene Ortego; children, Paul Ortego, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Conroe; Patricia Goodman and her husband, Charlie, of Weatherford; Darrel Ortego and his wife, Tiffany, of Tyler; Laura Ortego and her husband, David Taylor, of Nederland; and Jason Ortego of Orange; stepchildren, Raelene and her husband, Smitty Smith, of Tennessee; Michael Moore and his wife, Lindsey, of Corpus Christi; and Shayne Moore and his wife, Sarah; siblings, Clifford Ortego of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Russell Ortego and his wife, Mary Ann, of Lufkin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, George Ortego and Ronnie Ortego.

A gathering of Mr. Ortego’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze, with his interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Autism Science Foundation, 3 Continental Road, Scarsdale, New York, 10583 or American Liver Foundation at


Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Kountze
  • 530, West Monroe Street, Kountze, Texas, 77625,
  • June 20, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Kountze
  • 530, West Monroe Street, Kountze, Texas, 77625,
  • June 20, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Old Hardin Cemetery
  • , , Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • June 20, 2023

Comments (5)

    Rene Ortego says:

    I loved Paul with all my heart. He was a sweet man.He would give you his shirt off his back. And walked like John Wayne. Love you to the moon and back until we meet again ❤️ 💓


    I’m pretty sure I’m related to Paul and the rest of his family. I was born in Alexandria Louisiana. In the late 50s, I lived with my grandmother in Whittier California while my dad, Richard was is it in Korea? I remember my cousins Russell and Paul. Their fathers name was Dewey. Never stayed in touch and that’s a shame. Last I heard Russell was some kind of custom woodworker and wasn’t married. Sure would like to know if I’m right about what I wrote.

    Rene Ortego says:

    This wasn’t my Paul. He worked at Helena labs. Russell was in Criminal justice. Very much married. Now there is a Paul in Lumberton. Thank you for writing.

    Jenny Baxter says:

    I worked with Paul for many years. I thought of him often after he retired. Had some good times together. RIP my dear friend

    Shirley Thornton says:

    Jason and family so very sorry for your loss. Sending ????????????and ????????????your way.

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