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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Jesus Alejandro Cortez

September 19, 1986January 7, 2020
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On January 7th, 2020 surrounded by close friends and family, Jesus Alejandro (Alex) Cortez, 33, peacefully surrendered to the call of Our Lord and Savior. Alex was born on September 19th,1986 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Jesus Alanis Cortez and Patricia Ann Gonzales. He graduated from Canton High School in 2005. After high school he set his sights on becoming a veterinarian technician. He worked as a veterinarian technician before he entered into the service industry. He quickly worked his way up from being a dishwasher, to lead line cook, and then accepted a position as a Sous Chef. He was a talented and respected Sous Chef, but ultimately found happiness with a career change into apartment maintenance. He enjoyed this job because it allowed him to be laid back, and most of all because of the treasures he would find, including the very jacket and shoes he is wearing today. Alex was a great Man, Devoted Father, and Loving Partner. The last several years of his life were spent building a life and home with Nicole Luna – who he called his “Baby boo boo- love love”, his two sons, Alejandro Trust Cortez & Jaime Rey Vicente Cortez and their fur babies Nacho and Mr. Kitty. He loved his family and especially his Mama his “Lady”. Alex was one of a kind- He was a total jokester with an offbeat sense of humor. He had a passion for his project cars, also known as his “baby girls”. He had an eclectic sense of fashion and prided himself that most of his wardrobe came from Goodwill. If you knew Alex, you would know how much he loved music. It was important for him to have his sons grow up exposed to music. From the moment he brought them home from the hospital, and throughout their life, Alex and his sons spent a lot of time in his music room, playing their drums and guitars for hours on end. His family and friends will always remember his unique and fun-loving spirit. Alex was lucky enough to come from a large, blended family. He was preceded in death by his Great Grandparents Rudolfo and Adela Rena, Grandparents Jesus Garcia, Maria Del Carmen Alanis, Raquel Moreno, Gilberto Moreno, and Robert Huddler, his Godmother Diana Camacho, Great Aunt Carmen Rena, Great cousins Raymond Gonzales, and Jaime Camacho, Uncle George Rena, and Aunt Yolanda Cortez. Alex is survived by his Father Jesus Cortez, his Mother and Step-Father Patricia and Paul Griggs, his Grandmother Edna Huddler, his Grandfather Thomas Sanchez, his Soul Mate Nicole Luna, his Children Alejandro and Jaime Cortez, his sister and brother-in-law Adelaida and Eduardo Jaimes, his brothers Seth Cortez, Paul Isaac Griggs, his sister Isabella Griggs and his niece Naomi Ross. A funeral is scheduled for January 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Deacon Alfred Benavides will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Alex’s Life. The family would like to thank The Amazing team of Doctors, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists at St. David’s Medical Center in Round Rock, Seton Medical Center of Austin, The Perfusion team with Blue Blood Perfusion and the Musicians who provided the end of life music. A special thank you to Doctors Anna Dvorak, and John Dallas, along with the team at the Seton Heart Specialty Care & Transplant Clinic.

To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com

Obituary for Alex written by his big sister Lila Boy, Goodbye is not forever, Goodbye is not the end. It simply means, I’ll miss you until we meet again. You will always be our Angel- I love you! XoxoxoxoXOXxoxoxo

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Rosary Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Remarks and Reflections Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Liturgy Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Rite of Committal Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Helen Raster

January 14, 2020

I am Nicole's aunt. I Met Alex at our family reunion Oct. 2018. He was very friendly and Nicole was so proud to show him off. One thing for sure Nicole was radiant. He made her happy and one could see that they were soul mates. Losing a beloved brother & sister in law ourselves (Nicoles grandparents) we feel your great loss. May GOD comfort you and hold you all in his loving arms.

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