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    Ludivina Gonzalez

    Ludivina Gonzalez, 92, entered into eternal rest, Thursday, January 16, 2020. Mrs. Gonzalez is preceded in death by her parents; Felipe Ortegon and Refugio Valle Ortegon. She is survived by her children; Jose Juan (Irma) Gonzalez, Nicolas R. (Juanita) Gonzalez, Miguel A. (Evelia) Gonzalez, Mentor (Rosa N.) Gonzalez, Nestor (Beatriz) Gonzalez, and Ludivina A. (Enrique) Gonzalez; grandchildren and great grandchildren and sister; Belia Ortegon De Santos; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss her. Visitation will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services…

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    Jose C. Villarreal

    T/Sgt. Jose C. Villarreal passed away in his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 97 on January 15, 2020. He was a life-long resident of Laredo, Texas. He proudly served his country as a Technical Sergeant, Company B of the 349th Infantry, 337th “Wolverine” Infantry Regiment of the 8th “Custer” Division in the United States Army during World War II. He was wounded in the Battle of Apennines in Italy while on night patrol. He earned several medals including EAME Ribbon Infantryman’s Badge, two Bronze Star Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal with Three Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal,…

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    Omar Ayala

    Omar Ayala, 80, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years of marriage, Simona Ayala; children, Flor Ayala, Omar (Jessica) Ayala Jr., Maricela Ayala (Fidel) Martinez; grandchildren, Crystal Ayala, Marissa Cisneros, Victoria Ayala, Pablo Delgado III, Vanessa Ayala, Ximena Ayala, Mattielae Martinez, and Omar Ayala III; sister, Florinda Torres. Also survived by nephews, nieces, other family members and friends. The family would like to express their utmost gratitude to Retama West Staff for their exceptional care and devoted attention. The family will be receiving guests Friday, January 17, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm…

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    Leticia Verastegui

    Leticia Verastegui, 58, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Rev. Jesus Verastegui; children, Rev. Jesus Verastegui Jr. (Patricia), Raul (Paulina) Verastegui, Elizabeth (Hector) Rosas, and Leticia Verastegui; siblings, Guadalupe Santos, Ruben (Norma) Santos, Maria Elva (Eduardo) Perez, Ivonne Santos, and Alejandra (Alfredo) Pena; grandchildren, Roberto Verastegui, Nathaly Verastegui, Nayla Verastegui, Sofia Verastegui, Hector Rosas III, Mila Rosas, and Yitzhak Verastegui. The family will receive guests on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. A Prayer Service will be recited at 7:00 pm.…

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    Jose A. Mendez

    Legendary Icon Chef Jose A. “Pely” Mendez died peacefully at Laredo Medical Center on January 12, 2020, in Laredo, TX at the age of 73. He was born on March 18, 1946 in Merida,Yucatan to Arturo & Mercedes Mendez. Mr. Mendez is preceded in death by his parents, Arturo & Mercedes Mendez; siblings, Arturo Mendez and Rosa Maria Del Valle. Jose A. Mendez is survived by his extraordinary wife of 47 years Ana Maria Mendez; children, Ana (John†) Mendez Espinoza, Joe (Griselda) Mendez, Cindy (Felipe) Mendez Flores, Sergio Mendez, Rene Mendez, Melissa (Randy) Mendez Quintana, and Nancy Mondragon; grandchildren, Johanna (Sean) Evans, Janice (Pablo) Castillo, Johnathan Espinoza, Felipe Flores III,…

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    Rene Cantu

    Rene Cantu, 81, entered into eternal rest, Friday, January 10, 2020. Mr. Cantu is preceded in death by his parents; Jose A. Cantu and Lilia H. Cantu. He is survived by his wife, San Juana Cantu; children, Carolina Cantu, Rene (Carmela) Cantu, Corina Lilia (Rourke) Melendez, Jose Ricardo Cantu, Maribel (David) Treviño, Javier (Alejandra) Layton and Alberto (Amanda) Layton; 24 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Horacio Cantu; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss him. Funeral services are pending under the care of Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 Coke St. Laredo, TX 78040. Condolences can be expressed to the family online at www.nietofuneral.com.

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    Maria Guadalupe Garcia

    Maria Guadalupe Garcia, 87, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday, January 9, 2020. Mrs. .Garcia is preceded in death by her parents; Jesus and Marie De Jesus Camacho, daughter; Angelica Espinoza; 2 grandchildren and brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children; Maria Juanita Garcia, Maria Guadalupe (Eloy Azael) Chavez, Manuel (Alma Delia) Garcia, Jr., Cruz (Alberto) Aguilar, Jesus Garcia, Maria del Rosario Becerra, Juanita Leticia (Juan Antonio) Ramirez, Anita (Alejo) Gutierrez; 22 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss her. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home &…

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    Olivia Dominguez

    Olivia Dominguez, 87, entered into eternal rest, Monday, January 6, 2020. Mrs. Dominguez is preceded in death by her husband; Daniel Dominguez, and daughters; Maria del Rosario Dominguez and Olivia Villagrana. She is survived by her children; Amalia (Rodolfo) Garcia, Daniel Dominguez, Jr., Victor M. (Irma) Dominguez, San Juana Arellano and Irma (Ricardo) Ybañez, grandchildren; Rodolfo (Gitzel) Garcia, Danny (Veronica) Dominguez, Linda Michelle (Victor) Lara, Joann (Jonthan) Segovia, Daniella Dominguez, Gerardo (Evelyn) Dominguez, Claudia Dominguez, Victor (Brenda) Dominguez, Jr., Roxana (Mario) Zapata, Felipe (Adriana) Mendoza, Orlando Mendoza, Marisela (Juan) Rivas, Jose (Jaquelin) Arellano, Daniel Arellano, Heriberto (Alicia) Villagrana, Martiza (Luis) Jurado, Cristina LIzette Garza, Ricardo Ybañez III., and Alejandro Ybañez,…

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    Merced “El Prieto” Abrego

    Merced “El Prieto” Abrego, 87, entered into eternal rest, Monday, January 6, 2020. Mr. Abrego is preceded in death by his parents; Gregorio Abrego and Antonia M. Abrego. He is survived by his children; Sergio (Araceli) Contreras, Idalia Abrego viuda De Gonzalez, Mayra Abrego, Jose Alfredo Abrego, Marissa (Ismael) Elizondo and Luis Carlos Abrego; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and brothers; Trinidad Abrego and Lazaro Abrego; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss him. Visitation will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, where a chapel service will be held in the evening.…

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    Jose Isidro Ochoa

    Jose Isidro Ochoa, 63, entered into eternal rest, Friday, January 3, 2020. Mr. Ochoa is preceded in death by his parents; Jose Ochoa and Maria Dolores Ochoa. He is survived by his wife; Debra M. Ochoa, children; Jason (Andrea) Thomas, Joshua (Hallie) Thomas, Edgar (Isabel) Ochoa, and Jose Ochoa, grandchildren; Caleb Thomas, Seth Thomas, Gabriel Thomas, Emma Thomas, Ian Thomas, and Jimena Ochoa, and siblings; Toña Ochoa Calvillo, Hortencia Hernandez Calvillo, Concepcion Ochoa Calvillo, Juan Salvador Ochoa, and Jesus Genovevo Ochoa; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss him. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Nieto…

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    Elvia Herrera

    Elvia Herrera, 74, entered into eternal rest, Thursday, January 2, 2020. Mrs. Herrera is survived by her husband; Fermin Herrera Alvarez, children; Andrea (Juventino) Ruiz, Olga Martinez, Claudia De Leon, Esmeralda (Yuniel) Vidal, Gricelda (Rogelio) Carrillo, and Erika (Roberto) Cortez; 22 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and other family members that will greatly miss her. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment location is pending. Funeral service arrangements are under the care of Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 Coke St. Laredo, TX 78040. Condolences can be expressed to the…

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    Larry Lepovitz

    Larry Lepovitz was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. Larry no doubt was received in the loving arms of his parents Lewis and Ruth Lepovitz. And parents-in- law, Jose de la Rosa and Concepcion Ramirez. Not a Laredoan by birth but a Laredoan by heart. He moved here in 1960, where he met the love of his life Bonnie Ramirez. After a brief 3 month courtship, they married. God gifted them 4 children Leslie (Bill) Young, Lewis (Lillian) Lepovitz, Lloyd (Milly) Lepovitz, Lizzie (Dan) Solcher. Loved by 6 granddaughters and 5 grandsons, Charlotte (Levi) Magda, Victoria Young, Sapphire Young, Laeree Lepovitz, Lyndsey Lepovitz, and…

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    Raquel P. Garza

    Raquel P. Garza, 78, entered into eternal rest Saturday, December 28, 2019. Mrs. Garza is preceded in death by her husband, Miguel Garza; parents, Rito and Rita Palacios, and by several brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Miguel (Lupita) Garza III, Patricia Isabel Garza, and Mary Jane Garza (Steven Ybarra); grandchildren, Sebastian Garza, Michael (Elizabeth Enriquez) Atwell, Christopher (Monica) Raines, Ruben (Seleni) Hernandez, Kaylani Garza Ruiz, Jazzalyn Raquel Ybarra, Ivan Ricky Ybarra; great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn Hernandez, and Sophie Hernandez; siblings, Tomas Moises (Elfida) Palacios, Rito (Gloria) Palacios, Ramiro (Celia) Palacios, Carmen Palacios, Lupita Gomez, Herminia Vallejo, and Maria de la Luz Tijerina. Also survived by nephews,…

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    Roberto Espinoza Sr

    Roberto Espinoza, Sr., 61, entered into eternal rest, Friday, December 27, 2019. Mr. Espinoza is preceded in death by his parents; Manuela Mendoza and Pedro Espinoza. He is survived by his wife; Deyanira Espinoza, children; Roberto (Claudia) Espinoza, Roberto (Cynthia) Espinoza, Jr., Elizabeth Espinoza, Veronica E. (Alejandro) Martinez, and Josue Espinoza; 16 grandchildren and sibling; Marc A. Espinoza. Funeral services are currently pending at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral service arrangements are under the care of Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 Coke St. Laredo, TX 78040. Condolences can be expressed to the family online at www.nietofuneral.com.

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    Alfonso Santos

    Alfonso Santos, 92, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019., in Laredo, Texas to be with our Lord and Savior. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21. Mr. Santos was born in Lockhart, Texas and had been a long life resident of Laredo, Texas. He is preceded in death by his son; Martin Santos and parents; Manuel Santos and Herminia Perez Santos. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years of marriage; Maria Luisa Santos, children; Alfonso (Gabriela) Santos, Anita S. (Luis) Torres, Eloisa Sandoval-Santos, Raul (Abigail) Santos, Ramiro (Cynthia) Santos, Anjelina (Wilfredo) Miranda and Mario (Rose Mary) Santos. A memorial…

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    Maria Guadalupe Reyes

    Maria Guadalupe Reyes, 85, entered into eternal rest, Saturday, December 21, 2019. Ms. Reyes is survived by her daughter; Rosario Caballero, granddaughter; Gabriela Caballero, nieces and nephew; Fernando (Oralia) Reyes, Maria (Concepcion) Martinez, and Norma (Mark) Brooks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 24, 2019 with a visitation from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow immediately at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Funeral service arrangements are under the care of Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 Coke St. Laredo, TX 78040. Condolences can be expressed to the family online…

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    Andrea Pere

    Andrea “Ney’ Perez passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2019, surrounded by her family.  Even though she did not have children of her own, she was like a second mother to her nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.  She was loved by all of her extended family. Andrea is preceded in death by her nephew, Alejandro Aguilar, her sister and brother-in-law, Catalina and Tomas Aguilar, as well as her parents, Dolores and Jesusa Perez. Left to cherish her memory are her nieces and nephews, Antonio Aguilar, San Juana (Gabriel) Martinez, Tomas (Yvonne) Aguilar, Jr., Ricardo (Sherry) Aguilar, Leticia Aguilar, Valentin Aguilar Graciela (Oscar) Cavazos, III, and Robert (Norma)…

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    Raul E. Garcia

    Raul E. Garcia, 73, entered into eternal rest Friday, December 20, 2019. Mr. Garcia is preceded in death by his son, Walter Garcia; father, Agapito M. Garcia; mother, Alicia Eggers; sister, Bertha Morcillo. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Gracie Rangel, Raul (Nora) Garcia, Corina (Alejandro Daniel) Garcia Serna, and David Garcia; former spouse, Ana Maria Garcia; grandchildren, Victor Alexander Rangel, Andrew Rangel, Natalie Rangel, Isabel Garcia, Sebastian Garcia, Aaron Serna, and Aldo Serna; former son-in-law, Victor Rangel Jr., siblings and other family. The family will be receiving guests Monday, December 23, 2019, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy…

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    Guadalupe Velasquez

    Guadalupe Velasquez, 76, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Mr. Velasquez is preceded in death by his wife, Armandina Velasquez; son, Jesus Velasquez; siblings, Matias Velasquez, and Sylvia Holguin. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Maria Velasquez, David (Grey) Velasquez, Jose (Roxanna) Velasquez, Leticia (Hector) Tijerina, and Antonio Velasquez; grandchildren, Hector Tijerina Jr., Brianna Tijerina, Jesse Velasquez, Jessica Velasquez, David Velasquez Jr., Daniel Velasquez, Robert Velasquez, Zulyn Velasquez, and Paola Velasquez; siblings, Maria Chapa, Simm (Alicia) Velasquez, Juan Velasquez, Graciela Velasquez, and Laura (Isidro) Duarte. The family will be receiving guests Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to…

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    Alfredo Romero

    Alfredo Romero, 55, entered into eternal rest, Sunday, December 8, 2019. Mr. Romero is preceded in death by his parents; Elena Romero and Casimero Romero. He is survived by his wife; Yolanda Rivera, daughter; Delores Romero and siblings; Amalia Romero, Rosario Romero, Nino Romero, Felipe Romero and Lucinda Romero; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss him. Visitation will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation services will be held at a later date. Funeral service arrangements are under the care of Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 Coke St. Laredo, TX 78040.…

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    Angela L. Guerra

    Angela L. Guerra, 96, entered into eternal rest, Sunday, December 15, 2019. Mrs. Guerra is preceded in death by her husband; Ezequiel Guerra and son; Pedro Salais. She is survived by her children; Gricelda (Marco) Pedraza, Maria D. (Baldomero) Herrera, Maricruz (Sacramento) Martinez, Margarita (+Roy) Rivera, Carmen Julia Salais, Juan (Oralia) Salais, Teresa (Luis) Hernandez, Gerardo (Emma) Salais; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members that will greatly miss her. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019, with a visitation from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory. A chapel service will be held at 11:30 am. Interment will follow immediately to…

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    Amador M. Flores

    Amador M. Flores, 78, entered into eternal rest, Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Funeral services are pending at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Tx 78041, (956)723-3611.  For your convenience, you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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    Antonio M. “Puch” Esparza

    Antonio M. “Puch” Esparza, 77, entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Mr. Esparza is preceded in death by his parents; Merced Esparza and Eufemia M. Esparza and siblings; Belia Cantu, Santiago Cantu and Juan Cantu. He is survived by his wife of 43 years of marriage; Paula N. Esparza, children; Jose Guerra, Jr., Luis Alberto (Gina) Esparza, Monica Patricia (Andrew) Simmons, Antonio Ventura (Gina) Esparza; 14 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren, and sister; Monica Esparza; as well as other family members and friends that will greatly miss him. Visitation will be held Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory,…

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    Nora E. Vergara

    Nora E. Vergara, 93, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on Monday, December 9, 2019. Mrs. Vergara is preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Matilde Martinez. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Ernesto Vergara Jr.; children, Nora Alicia Sanchez, Ernesto Javier (Martha Oralia) Vergara, and Gerardo Alfonso Vergara; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. The family will receive guests on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A Holy Rosary will be recited at 4:00 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral &…

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    Elia Maria “Bonita” Cantu

    Elia Maria “Bonita” Cantu, 89, entered into eternal rest, Saturday, December 7, 2019. Mrs. Cantu is preceded in death by her husband; Concepcion Hernandez. She is survived by the Cantu Martinez family, Cantu Cardenas family, Cantu Alvarez Family, Cantu Villarreal Family, Cantu Trevino family, Alejandro Cantu Family, and Torres Cantu Family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Nieto Funeral Home & Crematory, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019, where a chapel services will be held at 9:00 am. Interment will follow immediately at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Funeral service arrangements…

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    Sandra Leticia Gutierrez

    Sandra Leticia, 62, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on Monday, December 9, 2019. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Arturo (Angelica) Gutierrez, Sandra A. (Ruben) Gonzalez, Smia A. Gutierrez, Sylvia A. Gutierrez; mother, Emilia Baho; grandchildren, Samuel Arturo, Daniela, Ruben Adrian, German Gael, Leiza, Annaly, and Raul. The family will receive guests on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.  The funeral mass will start at 11:30 am. Cremation will be held at a later date. Funeral…