Death of Steiner mom-of three related to aneurysm

Gen Orta
April 28, 1972 – Aug. 4, 2018

On July 24, Gen Orta had a cerebral vascular aneurysm. The rupture happened at the hospital and surgery stopped the bleeding. Family and friends were by her side as her body was trying to heal.

They posted on Caring Bridge, “She knows we are here and responds when we talk to her.” They would read her messages and prayers that friends posted and shared from all over the country.

But on Aug. 4, the Steiner Ranch mother of three sons passed away at the age of 46.

Services to honor Orta’s legacy were held at St. Thomas Moore at on Aug.10.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family with expenses.


Yesenia Moya Orta, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 46, from causes related to a cerebral vascular aneurysm. The longtime Steiner Ranch resident was known for her vivacious, fun-loving personality; her love for country music and its signature sparkling style; and above all, her love for the family and friends she leaves behind; She is survived by her three sons, Erik, 20, Maceo, 18, and Nethaniel Cruz, 14; father Juan Moya, twin brother Rene Moya, sister Lorena Moya Orozco, Brothers-in-Law Matthew Wilson and Lisandro Orozco and nieces Roma and Lucia Orozco. Her mother, Rosa Moya, is deceased.

Born April 28, 1972 in Loyalton, Calif. to Juan and Rosa Moya of Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, Gen graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1994. She built a successful career as a Vice-President of Operations at an Insurance firm. But it is her love of family for which she is best remembered. Gen proudly celebrated her sons’ accomplishments, both on and off the field; she was always in the stands at their sporting events, cheering on Erik and Maceo at football games, and Cruz at baseball games. Her pride in their achievements was evident in every part of her life, from front-lawn signs supporting the boys’ teams to celebratory t-shirts—paired with a dazzling belt buckle—to blue ribbons hung in a place of honor on the family bulletin board.

She was cheerleader at heart, rooting for her loved ones to find joy in what they loved most, to celebrate when you win and to take comfort in one another when, as is inevitable, you sometimes lose. Her legacy is one of generosity of heart and spirit; she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Gen Orta years ago with her three sons Erik, Maceo, and Nethaniel Cruz, who are now 20, 18 and 14.