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 www.freddickey.com
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 10:30 am