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Mr. Liborio "Lee" Hurtado

Obituary for Mr. Liborio "Lee" Hurtado

November 9, 1971 - March 5, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 46


Liborio "Lee" Raul Hurtado, 46, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2018 after a brave fight with cancer. He is now in total and complete peace. Lee was born to Raul and Jo-Ann Hurtado on November 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a precocious child who was reading books by the age of three, and he always amazed his parents and relatives with his early intelligence. Throughout his childhood and school years, he also enjoyed reading books, watching movies, listening to music, and Star Wars. He graduated from Keystone School in '90, and received a full ride scholarship to Tulane University, where he graduated in '93 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He moved from New Orleans to Austin to attend the University of Texas, where he received his Master of Arts in English. After his graduation, he began living and working in San Antonio, where he also became involved in various music and arts organizations. He worked with dear friends at Prima Donna Productions, volunteered with the Texas Music Coalition, and enjoyed making short films through the 48 Hour Film Project. He co-wrote a stage production, "GLAAD To Know You" that was performed at his favorite local theater, the Overtime. The more he became involved in his local theater, arts, and filmmaking scene, the more people he met, and many became life-long friends. Lee also joined Doctor Who groups and attending their yearly convention (Gallifrey One) was always the highlight of his year. Lee never met someone who wasn't a friend. He loved and treasured everyone he met as if they were family and was always available to be a listening ear for anyone going through difficult times. This didn't stop when he began his cancer fight; even during his own times of struggle, he still worried about others more than he did about himself. Lee had the ultimate servant's heart, and enjoyed serving his community in different areas, namely Morgan's Wonderland, the theme park accessible to people of all ages and abilities. He spent many happy days there, working with children in summer camps and writing stage productions that were performed at the park. He volunteered in his local church community and enjoyed attending Asbury United Methodist every Sunday with a cupcake and coffee in hand. Lee adored his "Rockstar" parents and enjoyed introducing them to his favorite shows - M*A*S*H, Batman, and Mission Impossible. One of his parent's fondest memories was watching Jeopardy with Lee. He was a wealth of trivia knowledge and would guess answers faster than any of his family members could. He was also a proud big brother to three - Lisa, Christopher and Sarah. He grew up side by side with Lisa, and they were virtually inseparable. Despite the large difference in age between Lee and Lisa and their youngest siblings, they were always close. Lee enjoyed discussing movies and having root beer tastings with his brother, and lovingly teasing his two "dumb sisters". He was also an uncle to a niece and two nephews that he loved to brag about. Lee had a gentle soul, a kind heart and a giving spirit. He would have given the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it. He experienced joy through giving to others, whether it was through personalized Christmas and birthday gifts or through the gift of his time and presence. He had a warm, sweet smile, and a laugh that was unique and instantly identifiable. His laugh made people want to laugh, too, and brought happiness and joy to whatever room he was in. Lee was an accomplished writer, and his legacy of writing runs deep and will be treasured always. His loyalty, decency, and kindness were beyond compare, and he will be forever missed until we meet him once again in Heaven. Lee was survived by his parents, Raul and Jo-Ann Hurtado; sister Lisa Stuart and her husband Doug, brother Christopher Hurtado and longtime partner Amanda Jeffries, and his sister Sarah Delgado and her husband Carlos. He was also survived by a niece, Penelope Stuart, nephews Joaquin and Thomas Stuart, and countless loved aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Lee's family would like to thank every nurse at the START Cancer Treatment Center for how wonderfully they cared for him.


Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 25 from 4-7 PM at Morgan's Wonderland. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Morgan's Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233 and The Overtime Theater, 5409 Bandera Rd. Ste 205, San Antonio TX 78238.

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