Ardella Mary Ortega

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

The Life Summary 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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Joseph Martin Behunin
Ardella Mary Ortega
Marriage: 31 August 1939
Sheldon Ray Behunin
Peggy Jean Behunin
Linda Louise Behunin
Jesse Layne Behunin

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  • Marriage
    31 August 1939Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Jesus, Luis, Francisco, Miguel, Jorge, Pedro, Raul, Ramon.Spanish: habitational name from any of several places in Spain named Ortega, from ortiga ‘nettle’ (from Latin urtica).Spanish: possibly also a nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’, a word derived from Greek ortyx ‘quail’.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • 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 Mary Ortego, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Ardella Artago Behunin in household of Joseph Behunin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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