Anna Lynnae Ortega

06/22/2006 - 07/20/2017
Service Date: 07/24/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21320 S. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, Arizona

Anna Lynnae Ortega, 11 of Gilbert, Arizona passed away on July 20, 2017 in Gilbert.  A visitation will be held Sunday, July 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21320 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, AZ. Funeral services will be Monday, July 24th, at 10:00 AM, at the same location. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to service.

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  • Amanda Cordle

    The past few months my mother and I have followed your family’s ‘go fund me’ page for Anna. I honestly dont know when anyone has touched our hearts the way your Anna has during her sickness. We have prayed earnestly for Anna and all of the family as we watched for your updates daily. My mother would ask me so many times “have you heard anything from Anna today?” One occasion I particularly remember was your request for prayer that the tumor would stop bleeding so that Anna could continue receiving treatment. I remember falling on my knees and crying to the Lord to stop the bleeding. And we rejoiced with you when the test came back showing that the bleeding had stopped. I prayed with the earnestness as if she were my sister, because after following Anna’s story, it felt like your family became a part of mine. She became a part of my daily prayers. I always prayed for her healing, knowing our God is still able to do the miraculous. When I read your update yesterday about Anna’s homegoing, my heart grieved for your loss and I felt an emptiness myself even though I had never met her. But I also rejoiced that Anna is safe in that wonderful place we call “Home”. The Home where we are all striving to go. I never had the privilege of meeting Anna in this life but I look forward to doing so one day… because I have the certainty that I will! I shared something in common with Anna… a desire for a home and family of my own. I cried every time I listened to her express her desire to be a Mom and that God would let her live to have a family. I cried because I ‘felt’ her desire. After her passing, I thought of her desire that seemed to have gone unanswered in this life. But then I thought of how much God must love Anna and how he heard her hearts cry and longing (God never ignores our cry)…. and apparently He wanted to give her so much that He had to take her Home to give it to her. The joy settled in my heart when I realized that Anna is NOT disappointed!! She has more than she ever imagined that it could be for her!! (I Corinthians 2:9 “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”) So while I’m sad because Anna is no longer in the circle of your precious family, yet I realize she has just beat the rest of you “Home”!! Thank you for being a strong family and working so hard to fight together. Thank you, Mindi, for being human…. for sharing all the ups and downs of this hard journey and for being so transparent in your updates. You were a testimony for everyone of how God’s grace comes to meet our weakness in our hardest trials of life. There was a grace that was sufficient through Anna’s sickness, there was a special grace when He came to take Anna with Him, there is grace in this time of grieving, and there is grace to lead you “Home”. I will never forget Anna, she has made such an impact on my life. My prayers will continue… not for Anna, but for you, her family. I know the Comforter will come to you in all the days ahead. John 14:18 “I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.”
    God bless you all, in Christ’s love
    Amanda Cordle
    Cedar Bluff, Virginia

  • Please accept my very sincere sympathy for such an especially sad loss. To lose a child is beyond my comprehension; your pain must be immeasurable. I know that there are no words that I can say to take away your pain, but please take comfort in knowing that death is only a temporary part of life. (John 5:28,29) Although your time with your sweet Anna was far too short, you can have the hope of being reunited with her forever, under perfect circumstances ad in perfect health. (Revelation 21:4) In the meantime, even though the pain may at times seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure. (Psalm 94:17-19) Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences.

  • Connie Shears

    I’d like to offer my condolences to you and your beautiful faimily. Even in Anna’s passing she continues to touch and change people’s lives. I didn’t have the great opportunity to meet Anna, but I feel that through her story I got to know her, and what a beautiful, talented and spirited young lady! Anna’s story has made me reflect on my own life, goals and testimony, and with that comes great gratitude for the knowledge I have of gods plan for not only my life, but yours, Anna’s and everyone else in this world. I truly know that families are forever, and that Anna was chosen for a special mission. She was gone too soon, but I can imagine the joy you’ll all feel the day your reunited for all time and eternity! May god walk with you and your family until that great day!

    Connie Shears
    San Tan Valley, Arizona

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