Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX


Elda Ortiz Apostolow

November 29, 1961September 3, 2019
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Elda Ortiz Apostolow, age 57, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Elda was born November 29, 1961 in Kingsville, Texas. She was the daughter of Aureliano Ortiz and Lydia Garcia. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Elda loved to travel with her best friend and husband, Vlad. Some of their most memorable trips were Costa Rica, Canada, and Hawaii. During these trips, Elda would make it a point to embark on thrilling excursions and meet fascinating new people. Elda's favorite time of year was the holidays, where she would bake a wide variety of treats for her family, friends, and neighbors.

She worked for the Northside School District as the registrar at both Stevens and Marshall High Schools. Helping people was her passion, and she treasured the dear friendships she developed at both places.

She passed away surrounded by loved ones and, in her last moments on earth, she was able to give the gift of life to five other patients. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Vladimir, daughter, Alexandria Adams, her husband, Noah, and their two children, Declan and Lachlan.

The family would like to express a sincere thanks to the Northeast Methodist Hospital's doctors, nurses, and TOSA team for their amazing care of Elda. A celebration of life for Elda will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialuniversal.com for the Apostolow family.


28 September

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Colonial Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Suite

625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, Texas


Elda Ortiz Apostolow

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J.R. Rhoades

September 21, 2019

I'm just a neighbor but Elda made a lasting impression. Seemed to always be a happy person and she and Vlad looked like they were a good match. Don't know what I would do if I my life's partner were to suddenly be there no more. My sympathies and so much more to Elda's family. May the memories of her bring a smile and a bit of sunshine to you. I will remember her fondly.

Renea Samples

September 17, 2019

Elda made an impact wherever she went. I worked with her at Texas Bank and Trust in Lubbock almost 35 years ago, when her and I were mere babies with babies ourselves. I can still hear her laughter to this day. Elda had the most beautiful eyes! She has always been such a pretty girl. I always wished I could be as pretty as her! I remember Alex spending many a night with my daughter, Chelsie. They were about the same age. Elda raised Alex well and I always enjoyed having little Alex over. When Elda moved off, I was pretty sad about it. However, we kept in touch over the years. When I hosted my first exchange students, one from Ukraine and one from Korea, Elda was so excited for me! She even connected me at the end of that school year to a lady in Canada who worked for an exchange company. At the time Elda worked at a high school called Samuel Clements? Not for sure I got that name right. Elda spoke so highly of me to the lady in Canada named Candis, who she dealt with on a regular basis, as the registrar, and wanted me to talk to her. I refused and she said, too late. I already gave her your number!!! After we hung up, Candis called and I soon agreed to work for her. You see, Elda made an impact around the world. I am still hosting students from around the world. I have hosted around 28 kids from 15 countries. I was going to quit after the first two. BUT...sweet Elda had a different idea! Elda believed in me. She saw potential in me. God, I loved that girl and will miss her always. I don't think she ever realized how much she meant to me and the impact she had. Until we meet again sister! See you in heaven my friend! I love you!

Terry Palin

September 9, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Elda's family. I worked with Elda when she was at Stevens High School. Elda was always a ray of sunshine at school. I missed her when she went to another school and I grieve with the family today.

Hector and Debbie Gutierrez

September 9, 2019

Although Debbie and I never met Elda, I have met all of her siblings and dear mother. We send our deepest condolences to her immediate family and to the ORTIZ family in this time of grief and sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them.

There is nothing sadder than to lose a family member, and most of us have gone through that troubling and painful time. But the JOY is knowing what a blessing Elda was to all that knew her. Those memories will bring smiles and positiveness to each one of us.

Those we hold in our hearts will never leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought to others.

Lissa Garza

September 9, 2019

Elda’s laughter and spirit will be missed. Blessed to have had known her for such a short time. In that short time we have made great memories . She was a great co worker. I will miss bugging her and driving her insane. The girls outings will not be the same with out her. Blessings and prayer to Vlad and Alex.

Margie Faulkner

September 8, 2019

Elda and I have been friends since high school. In all the years I have known her she never failed to make me laugh. I couldn't have been blessed with a better friend. I will miss her beautiful smile and giving heart.

Jackie Day

September 7, 2019

Elda and I worked together at SCUCISD for many years. She was funny, spirited and helped me out a lot learning my job. We laughed a lot. She will be missed.

Carole Davis

September 6, 2019

Elda and I shared lots of laughter. During the summer months we would work on fileing and address verification together. I would always volunteer to do registration days (when able) with Elda. I knew we would have a blast. Elda was a vibrant, out going lady! She would often tell me do it!, when I would talk of traveling. I will miss her and her go for it spirt...