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Irma Ornelas

June 17, 1949 — April 25, 2020


Irma Ann Sanchez Ornelas, age 70, of Valentine, Texas passed away in El Paso, Texas on April 25, 2020.

Irma was born in Alpine, Texas on June 17, 1949, to her parents Cruz and Agapita Sanchez.

Viewing will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am at the Evergreen Cemetery in Valentine, Texas with graveside services will follow at 11:00 am with Father John Paul Madanu of St. Marys Catholic Church serving as Funeral Celebrant. Due to the current restrictions, we ask, that you do recognize the current Covid Social Distancing guidelines. A memorial mass will be held at a future time.

Those serving as pallbearers for Irma are Ricky Sanchez, Arturo Gutierrez, Sr., Arturo Gutierrez, Jr., Ernesto Pantoja and Caleb Gillard.

She had three children Ricky Sanchez, Ismelda Ann Ornelas, and Vanessa Ornelas. She was married to the late Ramon M. Ornelas. Irma was a long-life resident of Valentine, where she spent most of her life as a homemaker.

She loved attending celebrations, hearing music, her orange lipstick, and anything that sparkled in gold. A-dedicate and wonderful mother and grandmother was Irma’s life work. Irma will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cruz and Agapita Sanchez.

Her surviving relatives include her son, Ricky Sanchez of El Paso, Texas, her two daughters: Ismelda Ann Ornelas of Valentine, Texas and Vanessa Ornelas of Valentine, Texas. She is also survived by her brother, Victor Sanchez of El Paso, Texas and her sister, Velma S. Gonzales of St. Louis, Missouri. She was also blessed with her three grandsons: Arturo, Alejandro, and Alonzo Gutierrez and several nieces and nephews.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Irma Ornelas, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Open Viewing

Saturday, May 2, 2020

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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