Arnulfo A. Tamez

June 14, 1941 - January 20, 2019
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Arnulfo A. Tamez, 77, was called to be with our heavenly Father on Sunday, January 20th.

Nufo, as he was affectionately known, was born in Comales, Tamaulipas, Mexico and proudly became a U.S. Citizen in 1996. He was the manager of H.R.S. Loan Company and owner of Patricia’s Picture Frames.

He was a loving, compassionate, and kindhearted man and anyone who met him was never a stranger. Nufo was an avid reader who loved music, dancing, traveling, fishing, and spending time in his beloved backyard cottage.

Nufo’s greatest passion was his family and the friends who he called brothers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Esperanza Tamez, daughters Patricia Tamez-Munson (Bobby R.) and Diana Tamez-Walters, grandchildren Katherine, Austin and Nikole Munson, and his four-legged companions, Tango & Yoshi. Siblings include Porfirio (Anabella†) Caballero, Thelma (Otilo†) Benavides, Hortencia (Hilario†) Cardenas, and Adriana (Manuel†) Morales along with numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Arnulfo was preceded in death by his son, Arnulfo P. Tamez, son-in-law, Jose E. “Joey” Muñoz, and parents Arnulfo and Maria C. Tamez.

Visitation services will be Friday, January 25th from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, a rosary will be recited at 7 pm. A private church service will be held at a later date.

Should family and friends desire, a contribution can be made to The American Kidney Fund in memory of Arnulfo A. Tamez.

The family would like to thank Dr. Canova, Dr. Mummady, Dr. Zavala, Dr. Chalit, Dr. Qureshi, Dr. Stuart, and Dr. J. Vela. A heartfelt thank you to the compassionate unsung heroes – the nurses at Laredo Medical Center, notably those on the 1st floor ICU unit. Thank you also to the staff of Hope Kidney Clinic, especially Edgar Ricalde.

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

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary: 7:00 pm

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Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: June 14, 1941
Died: January 20, 2019

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Emilio & Gloria Gonzalez posted on 1/25/19

Our most sincere condolences, Emilio & Gloria Gonzalez


Alice Cook posted on 1/24/19

Dear Diana and family, I'm sending love and prayers to your and your family as you are going through this difficult time. Paz, Alice Cook


Thelma Benavides posted on 1/23/19

Tio was an amazing man. Loving to his family and kind to all. Stern when needed, but always with a caring heart. He knew how party, and I loved his dance moves! He always cared for all his nephews and nieces with genuine love. A man to be admired and emulated. I will remember him with a smile. Shine in heaven Tio! You will be missed.


Adriana Leary posted on 1/23/19

Our deepest condolences for the loss of Tio Nufo. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. May the wonderful memories live in our hearts forever. God bless! With lots of love, Adriana & Sean Leary Tulsa, OK


Linda Thomas posted on 1/21/19

My Tio Nufo was a wonderful, caring, happy, and loving man. He was funny, he was quick to lend a helping hand, he was a great dancer, and he love his family passionately and put them first always. Thank you Tio for allowing me to experience trips to the lake, numerous pony rides in the park, hours of fun jumping on huge trampolines, summers of swimming at the caves of Las Turbinas with its beautiful waterfalls, but most of all...for having enough love in your heart that always included me. I will never forget you. Tia, I send you my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband. Patsy and Diana, I am so sorry for the loss of your amazing Dad and for your heavy hearts—he loved you so, and for the loss of a one-of-a-kind Grand Dad to his grandchildren. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. With all my love, Linda (Jerry) Thomas