Edward F Ortiz, Jr “Moose”- age 41 of Kyle, Texas passed away April 7th, 2019. Edward, known by all as Moose, was born in Austin, Texas on June 16, 1977.
Moose had a great love for his family and friends.
He had an unbreakable love for his family, one like no other. He loved his sons more than the breath that he took. His eyes lit up every time his grandchildren walked into the room. He made sure that everyone felt special. When he first met his wife, he felt their soul’s dance, the kind you only find once in a life time. He was her safe place and she was his calm. Every day’s life purpose was lived for his wife, children, grandchildren, and family.
He never met a stranger, even as a 7 year old, he would make friends anywhere. We had just moved into our neighborhood, and as we were in our first few nights in our new home he had disappeared for a few hours. As I was calling him looking for him, he came from someone’s house. When I asked where he was, he was all excited, yelling “I was at my friend’s house.” I said, “What friend?” He said, “oh just Kenric, I just walked up to him and asked him if he wanted to be my friend and he said yes.” This was the kind of person Moose was, determined to make friends anywhere he was.
He lived an adventurous life; he loved being outdoors, riding his bike, and just living in the moment. He loved having movie night with his grandkids in the summertime. He was always looking for a good swimming hole to go cool off in. He loved to paddle board, and be on the water. His dad taught him how to fish as a little boy, which he took with him as an adult, but you always had to stay 10 feet away, or else you may be hooked…
He was preceded in death by his Father Edward F Ortiz, Sr, Grandfathers Steve A Ortiz, Sr and Donald Peterson, and Uncle Frank F Ortiz. He is survived by his loving wife Hope Gonzales, sons; Elijah Ortiz, Orlando Banda (Tiffany), Macario Banda, Mother Kim Loyola, Momma Ruth; Sister Cathy Wilson (Glenn); Brother Anthony Loyola; Nieces Mariah Segura, Janessa Laventure, Zuri Wilson, Cassidy Pritchett; Nephews Zachary Ortiz, DaShawn Wilson, Tajree Wilson, Askari Wilson, Jaden Wilson, DeQuon “Duce” Smith; Grandchildren Corynthian Banda, Adelynn Banda, Tytan Banda; Brother-in-laws Adam (Vickie), Guadalupe (Brenda), Henry, Mike, Anthony (Glenda); Grandmother Alice Ortiz, Grammie Dottie Nitkin; Tia Bingo (Oscar); Uncle Don Don (Brenda), and many more Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Services with be held at Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, TX 78640 on Friday April 12, 2019, at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. At the end of the service, the location for the CELEBRATION of Moose’s life will be given. The CELEBRATION will be from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
“Don’t worry, I got this”.