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Elida Ortiz Camargo

April 3, 1945 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 72)
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Elida Ortiz Camargo went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2018 in Waxahachie, Texas.

Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Driggers & Decker Family Funeral Home Chapel with a committal service to follow at Red Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Driggers & Decker Family Funeral Home Chapel with a time of remembrance starting at 7:00 p.m.

Elida was born on April 03, 1945 to Jesus Castillo Ortiz and Alifonsa Muñoz in Taylor, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, godmother, sister, aunt and friend who served the Lord with all her might. Elida was a hard worker and she always kept a spotless house. Even though she worked hard, she always had time for a joke. She was the jokester of the family and loved putting smiles on her loved one’s faces. Much like her personality, she enjoyed eating spicy foods, the spicier the better. Elida also loved listening to Christian music and watching her favorite telenovelas. Her personality and love would fill the room when she entered, and she will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

Elida is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Alifonsa; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mario Camargo of Red Oak, Texas; son, Mario R. Camargo of Red Oak, Texas; god-children, Rosalie and Rosemary Castro of Temple, Texas, Joanna Rodriguez of McKinney, Texas, and Susie and Porifio Castro; brothers, Moses Ortiz of Grand Prairie, Texas and Isador Ortiz of Taylor, Texas, sister, Susena Conde of Temple, Texas and many nieces and nephews that loved her and were loved by her.





"I want to start with a Scripture;

For our light momentary troubles are achieving for us an Eternal Glory that far outweighs them all". 2 Corinthians 4:17

Elida, was my aunt. My late father's Sister. I want to share some fond memories that I recall.

When I was 17 I came to live with her, in Red Oak. We also worked together @ the same factory. Making air conditioners for vehicles. Several things I admired Greatly about her. Was her Strength, her Energy, and her Compassion. She had a Strong Personality. Very Protective of her Family! I recall when we worked together.

She was position in the front of the department. I would have to pass by her to get to the ladies’ room or go to lunch.

I remember seeing her hard @ work, with her radio on. And a fan blowing.

She would be singing. And Worshipping [] she would get Enthusiastic!

I would wonder "WOW" Everyone passing by could view her. And she was thoroughly in Full Worship Mode!

I also recall, how much she "Loved" to sing. In the vehicle whenever we would travel. Elida, would have the music on, and would join in singing along. Once, she said to me, 

"I sound like a bird" I remember, I remained quiet, and did not respond. 

So, she began singing louder!! 

I looked over @ her and said, do you enjoy singing? YES!! She said.

I don't know why I Love Singing Out loud.

I said, then you if you enjoy it.

Then you go right ahead [☺]


We used to go for long walks. One time, I said to her, let's go for a run! For I loved to run.! (She had a sense of humor) she said Oh No! I am like an old car. If I move too fast and try to run.

My parts will fall off []

Elida, had many Positive Qualities!

Even as a young girl, I thought how Tough she was! Despite’ many Challenges. She was Driven, A hard worker, and had A Very Generous Heart [❤]

My Purpose for sharing this with you.

I Recall 5 or 6 years ago. I received a phone call from Elida.  I was in the vehicle with my daughter Jenny.

She Extended Me A Personal Invitation to her Funeral! (Pause) I thought how odd! I made some talk with her. And asked if she was Okay? Was she feeling ill?  She replied "NO" I' m Good Today!

And she was Serious and Calm.

Once again, she said, I am calling you To Invite You To My Funeral. To Satisfy her, I said OKAY, I will be there! Her words to me, at the end of every conversation.

Were "Take Care"  

Therefore, I am here Elida!

Just as I told you I would Attend.

And I Love You from My Soul!!

You will be Greatly Missed.

It was a "Honor" to have had you in my Life!  God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

                            "Take Care"

                     With Loving Memories. 

                              Your Niece, 

                              Ofelia Everett





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