Sylvia Romo Ortega Profile Photo
1947 Sylvia 2021

Sylvia Romo Ortega

February 3, 1947 — January 31, 2021

In loving memory of Sylvia Olga Romo Lopez Ortega 73, born in Tucson, Arizona passed away on January 31, 2021. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, David Ortega; daughters, Maryann (Robert) Bustamante, Cynthia Sanchez; son, Albert Sanchez (Mark); stepson, David Jr. Ortega; grandchildren, Aaron Bustamante, step-grandchildren, Miya Ortega, Rosanne Bustamante, and Robert Jr. Bustamante. Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, Armando Lopez and Teresa Romo Saucedo; step-father, Felipe Saucedo and nephew, Rene Tuccio.

Sylvia grew up in a large close knit family with her siblings, Yolanda (Walter) Gastelum, Hortencia De La Cruz, Armando Lopez, Anna Lopez (Bob), David Lopez, Gloria Lopez, Lilly S. (Eduardo) Cordero, Carlos Saucedo, Henry (Denise) Saucedo, Clara Saucedo, Alex (Espi) Saucedo, Benny (Geraldine) Saucedo and many nieces and nephews.

Sylvia wore many hats, as a wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and we can’t forget those cowboy hats along with her favorite boots, belt buckles and jeans. She danced cumbias, corridos, country western, and would be known to sing Motown and 50’s & 60’s rock & roll oldies as she cooked up a storm in the kitchen, making her favorite Mexican food staples like tortillas, tamales, tacos, enchiladas and menudo. Her food was always so delicious!

She was strong willed and determined to make a difference. Her many accomplishments & passions included creating new inventions or ideas to improve gadgets; she even had a few patents, and songwriting. Other pastimes included playing cards/slots at the casino, bowling, horseshoes, and watching scary movies. She was fascinated with and embraced the latest technology whether it was video games, tablets, computers, kindles, or spy pens with recording mechanisms and cameras.

She inspired the love of learning, self-taught at most everything and she was good at it like gardening, hairstyling, cooking, and playing keyboards. It was common to find her fixing anything mechanical or electronic like televisions, vacuums and computers. Sylvia didn’t work at typical desk jobs and was happiest being active. Some of her occupations included soldering of transistors, driving fork lifts and creating sunglasses.

Beyond what she did in her spare time or for work, she will be most remembered as a vibrant, funny, intelligent, caring, loving, strong and beautiful soul for always welcoming people into her home whether they were there for a short visit or for a longer stay. One thing is for sure, you were going to be fed. Her love of family was everything to her and friends were treated as family. Sylvia is greatly missed and loved by everyone who was a part of her life.

She loved all animals and especially her teacup Chihuahuas, always willing to rescue one more stray.  Donations in remembrance can be made to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, https://hssaz.org/help/donate/memorial-and-tribute-gifts/

Topic: Sylvia Ortega Memorial Services
Time: Mar 8, 2021 01:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5205473400?pwd=TmpyTGFlVTQvZStyc1ZXbnI2RHhJZz09

Meeting ID: 520 547 3400
Passcode: Martinez

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

Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Gathering

Monday, March 8, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels-Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Rosary

Monday, March 8, 2021

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels-Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 17

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree