Alonzo Lauro Ramirez

January 10, 1934 - November 7, 2022
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Alonzo Lauro Ramirez Sr. passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the age of 88.

He was born in Laredo, TX on January 10, 1934 to Manuel and Juanita G. Ramirez. He was raised in Ramireño, TX until the age of 11 when he came to Laredo with his beloved aunt, Antonia Ramirez to attend Saint Joseph Academy where he graduated in 1952. He attended Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M Kingsville) from 1952-1954. From 1954-1956 he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Texas A&I University to continue his education and receive his Bachelor’s degree. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce).

He began working in 1957 for the Laredo Independent School District. He served in various capacities with LISD. He started as an elementary school teacher at MacDonnell Elementary, Sanchez-Ochoa Elementary School, and Milton Elementary School where he later served as assistant principal and principal. He went on to serve as Principal at Lamar Middle School and Memorial Middle School. His last position with LISD was as Director of Personnel. Alonzo was also a member of various educational and civic organizations.

After his retirement, Alonzo and his wife moved to his beloved Ramireño where they enjoyed a beautiful and peaceful life. After 4 years at the ranch, they moved back to Laredo because they were now traveling daily to Laredo to attend their grandchildren’s activities. After that, the entire family would enjoy weekends and holidays at the ranch.

Mr. Ramirez was a quiet and simple man, a true gentleman, always impeccably dressed, respectful to all, and a good catholic who had great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He prayed his two rosaries daily and heard mass daily from the Eternal Word Network. He was liked and respected by all who met him.

Mr. Ramirez adored his eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He spoke to them always with a soft, loving voice. They all adored him. Their “Wito” was the best.

Alonzo loved his wife Amelda of 64 wonderful years, even though he always said they were 70 years; 64 years of marriage plus the 6 years that they were “sweethearts” from high school through college.

Mr. Ramirez was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Juanita G Ramirez, his beloved sons, Alonzo Jr. (08/13/20) and David Martin (08/05/22), his aunt who raised him, Antonia Ramirez, sister Gloria Villarreal (Roel+) of Zapata, TX, and his in-laws Guadalupe and Gertrudis Saenz. Brother-in-law Guadalupe Saenz Jr (Tere).

Alonzo is survived by his wife Amelda Saenz Ramirez, his beloved daughter Lourdes Gilpin (Judd), who stayed with him 24 hours a day while at the hospital, his sister Rosa Elia Cuellar (Angel+), his grandchildren Alonzo Lauro III (Alexandra), Alejandro Luis, Gabriela, David Jr. (Claudia), Carlos, Amanda, Morgan Gilpin, and Brit Gilpin. Also, his great-grandchildren Kaleb, Aaron, and Anthony Ramirez, His daughters-in-law Martha (Alonzo+), and Lamar (David+). Survived by nephews Roel Villarreal, Jerry Villarreal, and Angel Cuellar and niece Roxane (Bryan) Allsup.

Guests are encouraged to attend the funeral mass which will be celebrated on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1718 San Jorge Ave. Interment will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alonzo Lauro III, Alejandro Luis, David Martin Jr., Carlos Alberto, Brit Gilpin, and son in law Judd Gilpin. Honorary pallbearers are his nephews Angel Cuellar, Roel Villarreal, Gerardo Villarreal, Eduardo Zuñiga, and Guadalupe Saenz III.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or pray a rosary for the soul of Alonzo Lauro Ramirez Sr.

The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Dr. Benson Huang, NP Tammy Treviño, the staff on floor 2C of the Laredo Medical Center, and the first floor ICU for the wonderful care and attention given to their father/grandfather.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 10, 1934
Died: November 7, 2022

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The family of Minerva Ramirez Garcia posted on 11/14/22

Our sincerest condolences to the Ramirez and Cuellar families upon the loss of your beloved Alonzo. May he RIP.


Francisco Martinez posted on 11/12/22

Amelda and family: Please accept my most sincere condolences on your loss. I am sorry I can't be with you, but my prayers are with the family. Celebrate his life with all the memories of a life well spent. Pancho


Abel I. Solis posted on 11/12/22

Rest In Peace Alonzo god bless you in heaven ??