Yashaira Ortega

Alton |

Yashaira Ortega, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and niece, age 35, died at 8:36 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2023 at Alton Memorial Hospital.  Born May 15, 1988 in Vineland, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Anthony and Janet Ortega of Wildwood, NJ and Lisette (Muniz) and Dave Young of Fayetteville, NC. Yashaira lived in various places before moving to Alton.  Her love and passion for people lead her to choose social work as a profession.  She expressed her creativity and love for people by her culinary creations.  She surrounded herself with friends she loved and in return was loved and cared for by all. Along with her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Janessa Ortega-Bailey of Brighton, a brother, Anthony Ortega Jr. (Ella) of North Carolina, niece, Aolani Lisette, nephew, Enzo Luciano-Cannella Ortega and many aunts, uncles and cousins, and her maternal grandparents, Luz Maria Figueroa and Jose Luis Gonzalez.  Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2023 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Memorials may be made to Service Dog Association of America.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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