Amelia J. Magallanes

June 18, 1935 - August 29, 2022
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Our precious mother, Amelia J. Magallanes, a lifelong Laredoan, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2022. Amelia was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was happiest spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially celebrating each birthday with the family’s traditional cake and ice cream. She enjoyed day trips to the mall with her older sister where they would occasionally meet old friends while having lunch at the food court. While in San Antonio visiting her oldest sister, they would ride the city bus to enjoy a day of mall shopping, eating ice cream and visiting her nephews and nieces.

Amelia was born in Laredo, Texas and was a proud Martin High School graduate. She worked from a young age in multiple retail stores located in “El Centro” during a time downtown Laredo was the heartbeat of the city.

In the mid 1960s, while on a trip to Mexico City with her best friend, she met her future husband, Agustin. After a two-year long-distance relationship, Agustin proposed to his future wife, and they married on January 2, 1970, in Laredo, Texas. They began their life as a married couple in Mexico, City, where they lived seven years before making their permanent home in Laredo, Texas.

As her children got older, she began working as a ticket clerk for LISD’s Katherine F. Tarver Elementary School, and she retired in 2004. She took great pleasure working as a clerk for 20 years and made many lifelong friends.

Amelia was a strong woman with the kindest heart and will be fondly remembered for her sweet smile and her devotion to her favorite restaurants, Freddy’s and Cracker Barrel in San Antonio.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Victorino and Manuela Juarez, her husband, Agustin Magallanes Rincón, and parents-in-law, Agustin and Maria de Jesus Magallanes.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Agustin Antonio (Lorraine) Magallanes, Amelia Alicia (Gilberto Jr.) Magallanes Arguijo, and Ariadne Alejandra (Jose Baldemar Jr.) Gonzalez; her sisters Maria Minerva Ramirez and Rosa Alicia Sciaraffa; her grandsons Nicholas Nora and Zachariah Nora; granddaughters Bianca Marlen Ulloa and Bella Ulloa; her brother-in-law, Raymundo (Mari Cruz) Magallanes Rincón, beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives, life-long neighbors, and friends.

The family would like to extend their deep gratitude to The START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio and especially to Dr. Ronald L. Drengler, Dr. Allen White, and her caring nurses Monica, Val, Cindy, and Amanda. The family would also like to thank the nursing staff at Nurses on Wheels Hospice Care and her devoted caretakers Adriana, Dulce, and Rosy.

The family will be receiving guests on Thursday, September 1, 2022, in the Angelus chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 7:30 am to 10:00 am with a Rosary beginning at 8:30 am. Funeral services will continue to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1718 San Jorge Ave, Laredo, TX 78040 where a Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.

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

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time: 10:30 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: June 18, 1935
Died: August 29, 2022

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Eliseo Del Toro posted on 9/5/22

My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss, Sending thoughts Prayers and Strength. From your Cousins in Uvalde, Texas..


Dolores Villarreal posted on 9/1/22

We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. When we lived in Laredo and took our daily walks in the mall, your mom and her dear sister, Licha, would greet us with a big abrazo, and we would spend time chatting about our Juarez family connections and stories about times growing up. Your mom will always have a special place in our hearts. ? Dolores & Dan Villarreal (Chuy’s daughter).


Rosalinda posted on 9/1/22

In memory of Amelia J. Magallanes, Rosalinda lit a candle


Rosalinda posted on 9/1/22

Beautiful lady. Had the privilege of working with her at Hachars Mall del Norte.


Baltazar and Juanita (Medrano) Lopez - Tuttle, OK posted on 9/1/22

So sorry to hear the recent loss of Amelia, thoughts and prayers to all the family during these difficult times. Blessings.


Diana Lozano posted on 9/1/22

To all the siblings of Mrs Magallanes, my sincere condolences to you all May she Rest In Peace!!! She’s another Angel watching over all of you ??


Marco Hernandez posted on 9/1/22

Extremely sorry for your loss, she always greeted me with big smile and warm embrace, her sister was never to far . Thank you for making me feel special.


Sonia Fernandez Rubio posted on 8/31/22

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mrs. Magallanes' family members. I grew up having Mrs. Magallanes as a neighbor who lived across the street on O'kane street. I have beautiful memories of her. She was a beautiful lady with a spirit of an angel. She always had a smile on her face and had a beautiful respectful personality. She always had a "good morning", "good evening", or "here is a bag of grapefruits for you" to say. She was a wonderful neighbor to both of my parents Alfonso and Maria Fernandez for many many years. She was also a great friend to both my aunts Hortencia and Trinidad Garcia. She consistently called my 91-year-old aunt Hortencia who also lives across the street to check up on her and to offer her some grapefruits. I am grateful to God for giving my parents, my aunts, my siblings, and myself such a beautiful neighbor. I will miss seeing her and having those beautiful conversations with her. May Mrs. Magallanes rest in peace.


Patty Arguijo posted on 8/31/22

To the Magallanes Family, Ms. Amelia was a great lady! She was very kind to the Arguijo Family and we will miss her immensely! Our condolences for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Lourdes Viloria posted on 8/31/22

Dear Ari, I am so sad to hear about your mother’s passing. May the Lord have her give her peaceful rest. Sincerely, Lourdes Viloria


Mukesh Doshi (Marissa) posted on 8/31/22

My heartfelt condolences to Dear Ari, Jose and family members. May her soul Rest In Eternal Peace.


Judith Rosas posted on 8/30/22

My and I extend our most sincere condolences to your family. May the Lord bring you strength during this time of mourning. May your mother Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms. ??


Elvia Chavez posted on 8/30/22

My sincetest condolences to all the family. May she RIP ??


Janet Kershner-vanover posted on 8/30/22

So sorry forge loss of your Mother and sister. She is out of pain but the loss you have is immeasurable.


Victor Thomas Ramirez posted on 8/30/22

Growing up, I loved our summer stays in Laredo TX where I would meet for the first time my future Tio Augustin as he would visit my Tia Amelia. I was just a kid and wanted to play. I remember entering the front living room where they were quietly talking. Holding hands as they looked into each others eyes, filled with love. Thank you for allowing me to see your love.