Henry Garza Ortiz

July 16, 1933March 19, 2014
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Henry Garza Ortiz, born to Raul V. Ortiz and Elena G. Meza on July 16, 1933, entered eternal rest on March 19, 2014 at the age of 80. Henry was a graduate of Brackenridge High School at the age16 and later enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a faithful volunteer at Audie Murphy hospital for 27 years and over 6,000 hours. He was a life member of VFW Post 9186 and Cooties Post 8936, and member of St. Vincent De Paul and St. Henry Catholic Church. He was a devout husband, father and grandfather, and enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren, fishing, firing his weapons and being in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter; Patricia M. Cox. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Maria L. Ortiz (Mary Lou); children: Marina Montez (Jesus), Raul T. Ortiz, Particia O. Valentin (Luciano), Diana O. Bautista (Luis Sr.), Rachel Ortiz, JoAnn O. Calderon; Siblings: Maria Oliva, Irene C. Ortiz, Richard C. Ortiz (Diana); 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving guests at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 for a 9:15 a.m. Mass at St. Henry Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. For online tributes please visit WWW.FunerariaDelAngelRoyAkers.Com


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Rosary Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 27, 2014

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March 28, 2014

My Condolences, thoughts and prayers go to all your families. He will always be you our hearts. I remember your father when we were in high school. Sending my love to you all. Oralia Reyes and Delia Rivera

March 28, 2014

My condolences with my thoughts and Prayers to all your families. Lots of Love from Oralia Reyes and Delia Reyes

John Reyes

March 28, 2014

To,Pat,Raul and Marina my condolence for your lost, I meet your dad at VA Hospital. He was a great man we always talk. Keep him in your hearts.

John and Rosie Reyes (San Antonio,Tx)

Jessica Garcia Rodriguez (Yvonne's daughter)

March 27, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Aunt Mary Lou and cousins. Uncle Henry was a wonderful man and I have many fun memories of staying at your house as a child. Please know that I wish I was there with you all during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

seferina king

March 26, 2014

To the Ortiz family, so sorry for the lost of your dad. Our prayer's are with Ya'll
Seferina M King and family

Sylvia Sanchez

March 25, 2014

To Henry's family:
It was an honor to have known Henry not only as a VFW member, but also as a Cootie of Pup Tent 16. He was a Past Grand Commander and also "Cootie of the Year". He did so much for our veterans. He loved being a Cootie and did all he could.

I know we, the Cooties, of Pup Tent 16, Westside Piojitos, will miss his smiling face.

May God bless each of you during this sad time and give you strength. He will be in all our prayers.

Sylvia C. Sanchez
State Commander
Dept. of Texas VFW
Seam Squirrel, Pup Tent 16

Terri Velasquez

March 23, 2014

Terrat I'm so sorry about your dad. And I feel so bad I can't be there for you . you were there with me when I lost my dad. Your always there for me. We love you pat from me Erasmo freddy Sofia Brianna and bellaT

Horace and Judy Yell

March 22, 2014

Pat, we are so sorry for your loss, keep the memories close in your heart.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family, may God lock his arms around you all and give you comfort.

Mary June Ortiz

March 22, 2014

Our sincere condolences to Mary Lou and Family,he will missed. Prayers to the whole Family,with Our Deepest Sympathy.
Love,Junie,Sandra and Family