Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


May 12, 2012

Josefa Ortega Ovalle

Corsicana —

Josefa Ortega Ovalle, 78, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at her home in Corsicana.  She was born June 17, 1933 to Panifila and Juan Ortega in Kemp, Texas.

She was married to Domingo Ovalle until his death in 2004.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Domingo Ovalle.

She is survived by her husband, Manuel Arias; nine children, Wanda Castillo of Corsicana, Mickey Briones of Grand Prairie, Linda Ovalle of Corsicana, Julia Sizemore of Ft. Worth, Mary Williams of Garland, John Ovalle of Dallas, Beatrice Pantoja of Corsicana, Susie Garcia of Ohio, and Peggy Ovalle of Corsicana; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.  

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Richie Castillo, Glenn Ovalle, Joey Castillo, Roy Cervantes, Domingo Pena, Michael Ovalle and Jacob Paredes.

An online guestbook is available at by selecting the Josefa Ovalle obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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