Ardella Mary Ortega

24 December 1920–23 August 2007 (Age 86)
Caineville, Wayne, Utah, United States

The Life of Ardella Mary

When Ardella Mary Ortega was born on 24 December 1920, in Caineville, Wayne, Utah, United States, her father, Romulo Ortega, was 32 and her mother, Maria Ygnacia "Inez" Serrano, was 31. She married Joseph Martin Behunin on 31 August 1939, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 August 2007, in Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Martin Behunin
1916–1989
Ardella Mary Ortega
1920–2007
Marriage: 31 August 1939
Sheldon Ray Behunin
1940–2021
Jessie Layne Behunin
Peggy Jean Behunin
1942–2019
Linda Louise Behunin
1943–2017

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Martin Behunin

    Male1916–1989Male

    Female1920–2007Female

MARRIAGE
31 August 1939
Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
children

(4)

    Sheldon Ray Behunin

    Male1940–2021Male

    Peggy Jean Behunin

    Female1942–2019Female

    Linda Louise Behunin

    Female1943–2017Female

    Jessie Layne Behunin

    MaleMale

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 3

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (from Galician): habitational name from Ortega in A Coruña province.2 Spanish: nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’ (from Greek ortyx ‘quail’).3 Southern French (Occitan): topographic name from Occitan ortiga ‘nettle’ (Latin urtica, French ortie).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ardella Ortego Behunin in household of Joseph Martin Behunin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ardella Artago Behunin in household of Joseph Behunin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Ardella Ortego Behunin in household of Joseph Martin Behunin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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