Consuelo Villanueva Cadena

June 14, 1943 - December 7, 2018
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Consuelo “Chelo” Villanueva Cadena went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Laredo, Texas at the age of 75. Mrs. Cadena was born in Laredo and had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Martin High School in 1962.

She worked for the Food Land Stores for twelve years, continued her work with the Texas Health and Human Services in the Food Stamp Issuance Office. She then worked for the Laredo Independent School District (Santo Nino) for fifteen years up until her retirement.

Chelo was a woman with a great heart, having cared for her mother and sister. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Her life was blessed with 55 years of marriage to the love of her life Pablo Cadena and God’s gift of two daughters and five grandchildren.

​ Consuelo was a courageous and strong women who battled with dementia for the last seven years She is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Hilaria Villanueva, brother, Felix Villanueva and sister Esperanza Villanueva, in laws Jose and Sara Cadena.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 55 years, Pablo Cadena, her children, Marcela (Robert) Benavides and Melissa (Manuel) Cisneros. Five grandchildren: Ashley and Austin Benavides, Jacqueline, Kassandra, and Victor Cisneros.

Siblings: Enrique (Olivia) Villanueva, Teresa Medina, Antonio (Patricia) Villanueva, Jr. and sister-in-law Belia Villanueva.

She is also survived by numerous other relatives.

The Cadena family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation Regent Care Center (Cafe) and Dr. Luis Benavides for the care of our loved one.

​Family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5 pm-9 pm at the Fred Dickey Funeral Home chapel, a rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at San Jose Catholic Church at 9:00 am. Interment will following to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Manuel Cisneros Jr., Roberto Benavides, Victor Cisneros, Austin Benavides, Javier Cadena and Ezequiel Medina.

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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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary: 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

San Jose Catholic Church


109 N. Meadow
Laredo, Texas 78043

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: June 14, 1943
Died: December 7, 2018

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Luis M. Villarreal posted on 12/12/18

Pablo, my condolences to you and all your family on your loss. I pray God give you the strength to cope with this. May she RIP. Louie Villarreal.





Emilio & Gloria Gonzalez posted on 12/11/18

Our most sincere condolences. May God give you peace through this difficult time. Compadres Emilio & Gloria Gonzalez & family.


T Hancock posted on 12/11/18

My deepest condolences to the Cadena Family for your loss.


Julie Saldaña posted on 12/11/18

My most heartfelt condolences to Pablo and family. Chelo will be remembered for her sweet disposition and beautiful smile. May she Rest In Peace. Another angel to look after us.


Gaby posted on 12/11/18

Sentimos mucho la pérdida de su ser querido por eso queremos compartir con ustedes el consuelo que Dios nos da mediante las escrituras. Por ejemplo en Revelación o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que “Dios limpiará toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya más lamento ni clamor ni dolor”. Jehova adiós nuestro amoroso creador muy pronto limpiará la tierra eliminando toda la maldad y el sufrimiento, ademas nos dice que tiene el deseo de devolverles la vida de nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerto. WWW.JW.ORG para información totalmente gratis.


Sandra S. Garza posted on 12/10/18

My most sincere sympathies to Cadena Family. Mrs. Cadena will be remembered as a loving mom to her daughters who was always so kind and gracious to their friends everytime they visited her home. I'm sure nice and happy memories will be remembered by all who knew her.