Eduardo “Edward” Lopez Ochoa, age 44, departed this life on January 9, 2023. Eduardo had been a memorable person since he was brought into this world on July 5, 1978. In his younger years, he attended Midland High School and was proud representative from the class of 1997. He spent his years making memories on and off the field that he would share with others later in life. He was a loving father who held a passion for hunting and fishing, an avid outdoors man. His love for adventure allowed him to live his life to the fullest. Eduardo was constantly on the go to new places. For those who had the chance to meet him, recognized Eduardo as the life of the party. He never failed to make rooms light up in his presence. He always cared for others around him, ready and willing to give the shirt off his back.
Eduardo’s memory is survived by his four children: Edward Devon Ochoa, Robert Dillon Ochoa, Victoria Ochoa, and Brook Lynn Ochoa as well as their mother Kellie Withrow; his siblings Joe DeLaO, John Stephen Martinez, Cynthia Garza, and brother/uncle Joel Ochoa; his parents Margie Martinez and stepfather Eugene Martinez. As well as countless other family and friends.
Eduardo joins those he loved including his best friend, Craig Noland; grandmothers Victoria Ochoa and Estefana Balterama; his grandfathers Valente Ochoa and Oscar Balterama; and his father Eduardo Dominguez Ochoa.
Viewing will be Friday, January 13, 2023 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm with a rosary to be recited Friday evening at 7:00pm. Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 9:00am to 12:00pm Open casket for friends and family to pay their final respects at Heavenly Gate Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass is set for Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish & Shrine. Burial will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Salcido, Tanner Henshaw, Ky Edwards, Stephan Martinez, Sergio Ochoa, Kodie Ochoa, Sergito Ochoa, Don Barela and honorary pallbearer Jesse Eds.
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