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Elias Ortiz, Sr.

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Mr. Elias Ortiz, Sr., 80, of Lockhart passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, with his family at his side.

Elias was born in Lockhart to Margarito Soria and Elisa Trujillo Sanchez Ortiz on Feb. 16, 1928. He worked as a welder and a supervisor for a boat company before his retirement. He attended the Oakview Baptist Church.
Elias was preceded in death

by his parents and his only sister, Ninfa Ortiz Yanez of Lockhart.

Elias is survived by his wife of 60 years, Petra H. Ortiz; nine children: Loida and Jesse, Sammy H. Ortiz and his wife, Rosie, Robert H. Ortiz and his wife, Susie, Rosa H. Ortiz and her husband, Pete, Connie H. Ortiz, Dora O. Lopez and her husband, Freddie, and Margarito H. Ortiz and his wife, Sandra, all of Lockhart; Elisa H. Ortiz and her husband, Henry, of Austin; and Elias H. Ortiz, Jr. and wife, Janie, of Kyle; 34 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

A visitation was held Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the Eeds Funeral Home Chapel from 5 – 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 5 – 9 p.m. with family and friends in attendance. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at 10 a.m at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Juan Sanchez officiating. Serving as the pallbearers were: Gilbert S. Aguilar, Daniel Ortiz, Lenny Martinez Ortiz, Kevin V. Ortiz, Julian A. Duran, Paul Reynaldo Caudillo, Andrew Ortiz, Glenn R. Ortiz and Brian Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers were Freddie O’Balle and Henry Olmos.

All arrangements were with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-2343.

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