Obits - January10, 2013

Diana Renee

James Ortiz

Diana Renee James Ortiz of Cedar Park, Texas passed away January 2, 2013.? She was born July 3, 1964 in Teague, Texas to Bob and Gail James.? She graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1982 and went on to attend Hill College and Stephen F.? Austin University.?

While working for Hitachi in Arlington, TX, Diana met her future husband, Art at a company Christmas party.? They were married in Hawaii on February 6, 1998.?

Their love of travel led them all over the United States and Europe.? Art and Diana were truly kindred spirits when it came to adventure.? On September 22, 2004 God blessed their union with a baby girl; Cecily Claire.? Diana was a wonderful mother and on January 7, 2012, she and Art were thrilled with the arrival of a second daughter; Sabrina Kate.?? Diana was completely devoted to her family.? The four of them were happiest when they were together.? Sundays were all about family and doing the things they loved. ??They loved the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars and their home was a favorite place of many to watch both teams play.

Diana loved people and her care and concern for them was evident in everything she did.? To be her friend was a treasure.? She was outspoken but not judgmental and never hurtful; you always knew where you stood with her and you didn?t have to see eye-to-eye on everything.?? Diana was a champion of the underdog even as a child and she always looked for a way to help those less fortunate.?

Diana is survived by her husband, Art, daughters Cecily and Sabrina, all of Cedar Park, her mother and father, Gail and Bob James of Teague, TX, brother, Troy James, his wife Debbie and son Joseph of Allen, TX,? sister, Lyn Kaddatz and her husband Dennis of Hillsboro, TX, niece, Lindsey Martin and husband John of Anchorage, AK,? niece, Spencer Kaddatz of Spangdahlem, Germany, her mother-in-law, Carmen Ortiz of El Paso, TX, father-in-law, Arturo Ortiz of El Paso, TX, brother-in-law, Joe Ortiz and wife Claudia of Rowlett, TX, brother ?in-law, Angel Ortiz and his wife Monica of El Paso, TX, brother-in-law, Daniel Ortiz of El Paso, TX, and sister-in-law Yoli Ortiz of Los Angeles, CA.

Funeral services were held at 1PM, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Teague with Rev. Scott Matthews and Rev. Floyd Hoke officiating. ?Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jose L. Ortiz, Troy James, Eddie Colmenero, Victor Olivares, Dennis Kaddatz, Allan Carroll and Tommy Hoke.

Please visit www.blair-stubbs.com to leave a memorial message or sign the guest book.

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