Arturo Andrews

November 12, 1943 - July 10, 2023
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It’s with a heavy heart that the Andrews family announces the passing of Arturo Andrews, a husband, father and dear friend to so many.

Arturo Andrews,79, of Laredo, TX, passed away and entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2023.

Arturo was born on November 12, 1943 to Alonzo and Aurora Andrews in Laredo, TX. After graduating from Martin High School in 1962, he went on and enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he was a radio technician for the C-130 aircraft. After serving in the Marines, he went on to study at Texas A & I in Kingsville.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, he became a teacher at United High School where he taught Math and Mexican History. He loved serving his community and was an advocate for improving the quality of education, while serving as a school board member for UISD. He later changed careers where he would become a successful Allstate agent.

In the summer of 1968, Arturo met Cheryl at a dance in Laredo. They married and went on to have four children, Cristina Marie, Arturo Jr., Rebecca Michelle and Mario Alonzo.

He had a rich love for history, music, traveling and taking his family on many vacations near and far. Arturo, being the compassionate man that he was, would never hesitate to help someone in need up until right before his passing. He took great pride in the details of his life, his home and especially in the way he presented himself.

Arturo was predeceased by his brothers Alonzo, George, Andres, Mario and his beautiful sisters Elma and Carmela. He is survived by his beloved wife Cheryl of 53 years, his children, Cristy , Tito (Rebecca), Becky (Ibrahim) and Mario. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Mendez, and in-laws as well as his nephews, nieces and their children.

The Andrews family will be receiving guests Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14, 2023 at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. A chapel service will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow immediately at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 59 and flag presentation will be provided by the United States Marine honor guard.

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, July 13, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023

Time: 9:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Chapel Service

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: November 12, 1943
Died: July 10, 2023

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Mary (Teri) Andrews-Torres posted on 7/19/23

Sending love, prayers and my deepest condolences to Aunt Cheryl and my cousins. Rest in peace and in heaven tio Arturo. Thank you for your loving advice and being there for me after my dad died. You are deeply missed. Teri


Carolina Saavedra posted on 7/18/23

Cheryl, My sincere condolences my dear friend ? May he rest in Peace? You were a beautiful couple, always admired you ?❤️ Love , Carolina Saavedra


Deanna, Jenn, Maritza & Selina posted on 7/13/23

Dearest Tito & Becky, We send you both an enormous hug. May your father rest peacefully knowing the love & service he gave. All our love, thoughts & prayers, Deanna, Jenn, Maritza & Selina


Ana María Mendive de Mendez posted on 7/13/23

Con todo mi dolor despido a mi querido amigo Arturo desde 1954. Un verdadero amigo que comentaba que el era mi paño de lágrimas pues con cualquier situación dolorosa corría yo hacia el. Nacimos el mismo mes y el año con 5 días de diferencia: Siempre amigos. Yo súper confidente. Como lo voy a estrañar especialmente si musics al llegar a su oficina. Me uno a su familia en este dolor a su esposa que el amaba y a sus hijos sus tesoros; Ahora solo me queda orar por el hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar. Atentamente Ana María Mendive de Mendez y mi esposo Jorge Méndez que mucho lo aprecio.:


Terry (Molina) Alvarado posted on 7/13/23

My deepest condolences, Tia Cheryl and family. It was such a joy to have my Tio Arturo as my math teacher in high school, and with my insecurities with math, he made it all look so simple. Dear Tia, may you be comforted with peace and with the hope that one day we will be with him in eternal happiness. Blessings to all the family and may Tio rest in peace.


Pembrooke Andrews posted on 7/13/23

Goodbye Uncle. I will miss you. Your nephew, Pembrooke (PJ) Andrews


Larry Garza posted on 7/13/23

Arturo, my dear and close friend for over 70 days starting in elementary school. We never lost contact with each other with those occasional phone calls. He went on to film our wedding in 1976 and presented Irene and I with a copy that we still cherish. I was very fortunate to have had Arturo as a close friend for those many years. My condolences to Cheryl and family. Larry and Irene Garza


Lupita Reyes posted on 7/13/23

Adolfo and I send our deepest condolences to Cheryl and his children: Christie, Becky, Mario, and Arturo Jr. Arturo was a special and caring man and we will always remember his love for trio music and sharing stories about family history. He’s already sharing music with all the other angels in Heaven. May his memory be a blessing to you all. Adolfo and Lupita Reyes


Ruby Gonzalez posted on 7/13/23

Our sincere condolences in the passing of Arturo who was a dear friend of the Andrew and Gloria Smith family. He grew up with us and there are many fond memories that we cherish. Robert and I first got started with Allstate with Arturo and up to this day use them. May he rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him.


Enrique Ramon posted on 7/13/23

Farewell classmate - MHS '62. Thank you for your military service fellow-veteran and thank you for the services you provided my parents as their Allstate Agent. My prayers are with you and your family.


Lisa Wright Reddam posted on 7/13/23

In memory of Arturo Andrews, Lisa Wright Reddam lit a candle


Lisa Wright Reddam posted on 7/13/23

I am sorry to hear that Andrew has passed. He was such an inspiration to so many students, he visibly cared for us and we knew it. He was a happy place to go during the day. His classes were never boring but upbeat. He made an impression on me and I am glad to have him as a teacher and friend. God bless the family Thank you Mr Andrews! Go with God


Tricia posted on 7/12/23

I will remember you playing your music in the house and in your car, loudly to drown us out .Love was in your heart and all who knew you, felt it. You will truly be missed ,but in our hearts.❤️


Alfredo Gutierrez(Freddy) posted on 7/12/23

Once a Tiger always a Tiger. RIP,


Gene & Raquel Flores posted on 7/12/23

Our Deepest & Heartfelt Condolences to Cheryl & family!! May Arturo Rest Peacefully in Gods arms. ?️✝️?