Herlinda “Linda” Ortiz Sanchez died on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 71. Linda worked for 33 1/2 years at Baptist Temple Day Care Center and enjoyed her many years helping to raise children from the Southeast of San Antonio. She was a dedicated educator and raised several generations of kids of many families throughout her years there. She was also a loving grandmother to her grandkids and a steady and guiding influence on them. She was quick with a funny saying and she was always willing to offer her opinion on everything. Linda was preceded in death by her husband James R. Sanchez; her mother, Trinidad Mora; her father, Jesus Ortiz; her sisters, Lucy Flores, Virginia Hernandez; brother, Robert Ortiz. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Cynthia Siemens (Don) of Fresno, CA, Katherine Beltran (Fred) of Universal City, TX and LouAnn Paiz (Gilberto) of Kerrville, TX. Also 5 grandchildren, Anthony Quintero, Jessica Quintero, Alan Siemens, Matthew Paiz and Angelina Paiz; her siblings, Janie Villasenor, Mary Garcia, Jesse Ortiz, Alfonso Ortiz and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She lived in Kerrville and Boerne for the past 10 years with her daughter, LouAnn, her favorite son-in-law Gilbert and grandkids, Matthew and Angelina. She made many friends throughout the years including Joyce & Raul Garza and Mary & Carlos Lopez. Linda will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and will live in our hearts forever! The Sanchez family would like to give a heart felt thank you to all the staff at Davita dialysis in Kerrville, TX for the care given to her.

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  1. Mrs. Sanchez has always been like a mother to me. She was always so welcoming toward me when I would come over, for sometimes a week at a time. She has remained a Blessing to me and my children and grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered, sadly mourned, and always remain in our hearts, as a Beautiful, loving and kind hearted, dearly departed soul.

  2. I remember Aunt Lindas laugh. I loved the way she laughed. She was always smiling. She will be missed. Love you Aunt Linda.

  3. My aunt Linda was a second mom to me, was my teacher, moms best friend, August 19th I was driving, I was day dreaming about you and uncle Jimmy, remembering a trip to canyon lake, later that day I got the call, we were truly blessed to be part of you. Rest in peace aunt Linda. Michael

  4. My Dearest Aunt Linda, It’s so hard to find the right words to express. You were there every milestone in my life. Graduating from school, getting married, having kids and watching my sons (Eric and Andrew) grow up too. I will miss the dimples in your smile (Andrew inherit those dimples in his smile) your laughter, your strong will, and your personality that I admire, but most of all your beautiful loving soul and spirit. Until we meet again. I love you always and forever, your Niece Diane (Flores) Palacios

  5. As I sit here reading the post, I got chills when I realized who she was . A beautiful and wonderful friend who grew up with us in our neighborhood. A kind and gentle soul who loved everyone that she came in contact with. No one was ever a stranger to her. May God grant peace, comfort and strength to her beloved family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her 🌹

  6. To Linda’s beautiful girls – Cindy, Katherine and Louanne you three were truly her everything in life. It was so special the way your mom made sure I felt I was apart of the Sanchez family. At a very young age, Linda taught me how to put eye shadow on THE RIGHT WAY! -just saying. Linda you will be missed dearly but heavens party is just beginning now that the whole gang is together! Love, Cindy❤️

  7. Aunt Linda, thank you for taking care of us. We all will truly miss you and all the fun times you managed to organize, all the holidays, Birthday parties 🥳 etc… We love you, say hi to the family up there, I’ll see y’all soon 😘 God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered “come to me”. 🌹🌷💐🌺🍷💒

  8. Sister what do I do with out you every morning I wake up wanting to call you love you sister misses you my heart is broken Janie

  9. Mom, I want to start by saying thank you for being the best mom ever to me and my sisters and family. I will miss calling you to see what you are watching on TV and to ask how I can make certain things. Just the other I had a crying moment because I opened the fridge and I said I will make some enchiladas let me call my mom, I realized that then that I can’t it’s going to be hard saying good by or that we will meet again when I want you here. I love you with everything that I am miss you to the moon and back. Love Kathy ❤️

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