OBITUARY

Travis James Ortega

10 February, 199626 April, 2021

Travis James Ortega, age 25, of Live Oak, Texas passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021. Travis was born February 10, 1996.

He is survived by his parents Cynthia and Stratis Maloukis, Joel Ortega, his daughter, Minami Jun Ortega, his love, Mariah Martinez, his siblings, Krystal Ortega, Monica Ortega, and Jacob Ortega, his nephews and nieces, Elijah, Sean, Ryland, Mason, Ellie, & Evalynn. He is also survived by his loving grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Travis was a free spirit with a beautiful mind and a gentle old soul. He was known for his infectious smile and brilliant words of wisdom. If you knew Travis, you knew his passion for skateboarding. Within the skateboarding family he found his sense of purpose and everlasting brotherhood.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Colonial Funeral Home with a vigil service beginning at 6:30 PM. Following the vigil, the rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM and family and friends will share memories of Travis. A funeral mass will be 10:30 AM Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Selma.

The family wishes to extend enormous gratitude to all those who have supported our family during this difficult time.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

  • Vigil and Rosary Service

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

    PREVIOUS SERVICES

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 6 May , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, 6 May , 2021

Memories

Travis James Ortega

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Spoonie D

5 May 2021

We love and miss you bro😞

Jocelyne Martín

4 May 2021

Travis was more than a great friend, he was an incredible human! He single handedly brought together so many people unintentionally by just being the kind hearted person that he was. I am eternally grateful with God for allowing me to be able to be a part of his story and to be one of the many people to share laughs and smiles for the past 10 years. At this time I would like to extend my condolences and send my love to his family whom I know he loved so deeply. Travis will forever live in our hearts and stories! I love you Travipatty 💙

Angel Acosta

3 May 2021

I will always remember that entire summer we spent skating everyday, You would let me stay over at your house to get up early in the morning to start skating as soon as we could. That summer will forever stay with me. From the car wash spot to “2foot” we’ve made lots of memories that I’ll never forget and although we lost touch for a while you were always a friend to me. I will miss you greatly brother, rest in paradise.

Elisabeth Guevara

2 May 2021

I am so grateful for all the memories we’ve shared over the last 10 years. I will always remember how sweet he was, his goofy laugh, and his sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones. Travis was so special and I will forever hold our memories close to my heart. I wish I could give him one last hug. I love you Travis! Rest peacefully.

Daisy Guevara

2 May 2021

Travis was always someone who could make you laugh effortlessly. He was a loyal friend and kind person. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be his friend and watch him grow as a skater. His talent is unmatched and he will always be remembered. Thank you for all the memories. Love you Travis, rest easy my friend.

Bob Tullgren

2 May 2021

Trav impacted so many in untold ways with his laugh, the look, his silent smile, the wisdom he shared, the tight bond he held with many, as a father, a son, a friend, a mentor, and countless more. A free spirit soul that will continue to live through the life of others as we think “What would Travis say right now?”. Travis will continue to SK8 in the hearts and memories of many. While we may mourn the loss, let’s celebrate the times we had...

Cory Garcia

1 May 2021

2000 characters would never be enough. So to keep myself from writing multiple versions of this ill keep it sweet. We met for the first time in 4th grade thanks to Justin another brother. My first time at your house was for your birthday which was 3 days sooner than mine. Our connection grew closer and closer jo matter how different we seemed. Throughout high-school everyone saw us together before you tore up JLA. You'd leave me to have your skate sesh throughout the city and come back to see me. We never grew apart until I felt like I hadn't seen you in a couple weeks. A lot happened this last year with all of us. Life gets in the way in the way, and we always talk about making time for each other. We always did. I picked you up almost every morning junior year in the dodge l. That seat was yours bro and we made it through so much together. You will always have a piece of my heart because you stole it long ago. Ill always be waiting for your call, and I'll always be waiting to see you walk through my door. You were never short but always late, and you were never gone but sometimes far. That's what we loved about our nomad. Bringing everyone together regardless the differences or the beef. Because we needed to see YOU. YOU were the connection amongst us all. I would have half the friends and memories I do today without you. I'd be half the man I am now without your guidance. All our late night and early morning talks. All our one on ones that stayed between us. You always told me that OUR friends, were your favorite, thats why you always made time to come see us. You were so much more to me than I could have ever told you in person because I never had to tell you. You knew, but the bad thing is that your family and other friends never knew how tight we always were. So now I have to tell them and I've already used so many characters, it's just not right. Travipatty you will always be remembered in my heart. I lost a brother but ill never forget you. Love you Trav

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