Jacqueline M. Ortiz, age 59 of Kempner, left this world to soon, on the morning of September 13, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 S Hwy 195 Killeen, TX 76542.
Jacqueline was born in Seattle, Washington to Jerald Wayne Watson and Cecelia Catherine Banta. She grew up and attended Mt. Rainier high school in Des Moines, Washington, graduating with the class of 1981. After high school, Jacqueline attended multiple colleges, where she was able to obtain her master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing. With her degree, she taught at Copperas Cove High School in the Marketing department. Jacqueline and Rafael married on November 10, 1988, in Copperas Cove, Texas. She loved doing crafts with her friends and family, as well as a deep love for reading books. Jacqueline had a loving heart and enjoyed being able to help others as much as she could. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerald Wayne Watson, and mother Cecelia Catherine Banta Novey.
Jacqueline is survived by her husband of 34 years, Rafael Ortiz Jr.; sons, Marcus Luna Deleon, and Brandon Joseph Ortiz; grandson Caellum Elton Ortiz; her sisters, Angeline Margaret Brown, and Theresa Yvonne Hart; brothers, Clifton Danner Novey, Wayne Novey, and Bert Arthur Novey; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.