OBITUARY

Eleanor Dottie Christian

September 15, 1949July 4, 2019
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Eleanor Dottie Christian of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Nacogdoches at the age of 69. She was born September 15, 1949, in San Bernardino, California to parents Leo Ortiz and Margarita (Aldardro) Ortiz.

Dottie loved shopping and gardening. She also enjoyed traveling, having been all over the United States. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Nacogdoches. She retired from K-Mart in Lufkin after serving many years in various roles with the company. She would also volunteer her time at Harvest House as an interpreter.

Mrs. Christian enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger. She was very outgoing and welcoming to all, looking out for the needs of others. She made sure she was always well-dressed and put together nicely. She had a love for various genres of music.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.B. Christian; brother, Cesar Ortiz; and sister, Marina Snider.

She is survived by her daughters, Shelley Davidson and husband Ben, Gina Darnell and husband Lance, Kathrina Morgan and husband Jeff, and Aurora Honorato and husband Jose; sisters, Kalina Morales, Mary Allen Hodges, and Cindy Motzerino; brother, Ray Ortiz and wife Patty; granddaughters, Maytlind Darnell, Jade Puffer, Bianca Honorato, and Carlie Honorato; grandsons, Blake Davidson and Drew Davidson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. under the direction of Deacon Mario Ivanez.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nacogdoches officiated by Father Hector Arvizu. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Morgan, Dominic Baldassari, Raymond Roberts, John Puffer, Rene Chavarria, Ivan Farias, Terry McClendon, and Eugenio Guardado, Jr.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The Kidney Foundation or Harvest House.

Please visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to leave your online condolences and memories.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Morgan, Active Pallbearer
  • Dominic Baldassari, Active Pallbearer
  • Raymond Roberts, Active Pallbearer
  • John Puffer, Active Pallbearer
  • Rene Chavarria, Active Pallbearer
  • Ivan Farias, Active Pallbearer
  • Terry McClendon, Active Pallbearer
  • Eugenio Guardado, Jr., Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Memories

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Vicky Dudley

July 9, 2019

Dear Gina,
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mama. I loved that you posted the picture of her and you at your wedding -- sweet memories of such a special time and so much fun, as well. I'll never forget how, at the rehearsal, Lance just about fainted when the church bell rang out.
It was always my pleasure to run into your mom at the store or somewhere else in town and it was an honor to know her.
With love,
Vicky Dudley

Nicole McCarty

July 8, 2019

Auntie,

The Lord gained a beautiful angel the night you passed. You will be greatly missed. My strong Catholic faith assures me that you are looking down on us from heaven with that contagious smile of yours. I love you.

Your loving niece,

Nicole

Wendy Blount

July 7, 2019

Rest In Peace, Miss Eleanor. Thank you for being kind to my mother, your roommate, during your final days. It was a pleasure to get to know you. God's Speed.

Gina Darnell

July 5, 2019

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Biography

Eleanor Dottie Christian of Nacogdoches passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Nacogdoches at the age of 69. She was born September 15, 1949, in San Bernardino, California to parents Leo Ortiz and Margarita (Aldardro) Ortiz.

Dottie loved shopping and gardening. She also enjoyed traveling, having been all over the United States. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Nacogdoches. She retired from K-Mart in Lufkin after serving many years in various roles with the company. She would also volunteer her time at Harvest House as an interpreter.

Mrs. Christian enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger. She was very outgoing and welcoming to all, looking out for the needs of others. She made sure she was always well-dressed and put together nicely. She had a love for various genres of music.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.B. Christian; brother, Cesar Ortiz; and sister, Marina Snider.

She is survived by her daughters, Shelley Davidson and husband Ben, Gina Darnell and husband Lance, Kathrina Morgan and husband Jeff, and Aurora Honorato and husband Jose; sisters, Kalina Morales, Mary Allen Hodges, and Cindy Motzerino; brother, Ray Ortiz and wife Patty; granddaughters, Maytlind Darnell, Jade Puffer, Bianca Honorato, and Carlie Honorato; grandsons, Blake Davidson and Drew Davidson; and several nieces and nephews.