Lola Mae Orsua Ortega (McKellips)

Date of Birth

June 9, 1929

Date of Death

March 27, 2016

Lola passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday. She was born June 9, 1929 in Visalia, California to parents Lorenzo and Katherine McKellips. Early in her childhood they relocated to Santa Barbara. In 1945, she married Robert P. Orsua and together they had 6 sons.

Lola was a homemaker during her children’s upbringing. It was later in life that she entered the workforce, taking jobs at: Applied Magnetics, Raytheon and Mentor. She had a fondness for owls, which was expressed with her extensive collection of figurines throughout her home. Lola was a natural born storyteller, and devoted friend.

She enjoyed engaging in conversation, and was a good listener. Her sons will always remember her big heart, and cheerful smile. Her life was not always easy, but she remained a woman of admiral strength and poise, she was a gentle soul and always willing to help those in need.

Lola is preceded in death by her parents and sons Robert, Steve and Michael Orsua as well as her brother, Maurice McKellips and great grandson Raymond Orsua Jr. She is survived by her sons Mark, David and Phillip Orsua and grandkids; Leana , Steve, Raymond and Charmaine Orsua, Melanie Hunter, Michelle Sanchez, Roberta Weighill, and her great grandkids Monica, Anthony, Jade and Sky Orsua, Robert and Analisa Rojo, Robert, Nathan and Alalnuw Weighill, Charli Hunter, David Tovar as well as her great-great grandkids Alyssa, Cynthia, Elena and Vincent Unzueta. Services will be held on April 21st 11am at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.


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