Dolores Estrada

September 23, 1934 - January 13, 2023
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Dolores Martinez Estrada was called by the Lord on January 13, 2023. Dolores, or Lola as she was known by family and friends, was born on September 23, 1934, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. to Ramón and Maria de Jesus Estrada.

Lola was a lifetime resident of Laredo, Tx., where she was a hairstylist but her love of children drew her to work in local daycares. She enjoyed the company of her nieces and nephews and was often involved playing games with them. Lola was delighted when she became a nanny to Brian and Billy Cartwell whose parents were Bill and Dorothy Cartwell, local educators in Laredo. Dorothy Cartwell asked Lola to accompany family for a 3 month stay in Oregon to care for their children. This experience brought her much joy as she accompanied family on hikes, the beach, museums and nationals parks.

Later in life Lola became an avid gardner and and spent much time outdoors lovingly caring for her plants. She also spent time caring for her pets Sasha, Foxy and her cat Misty.

Lola loved doting on her great grand nephews Atticus and Adam who kept her active!

Left to cherish her memory are her siblings: Rosa Elia Jimenez; Maria Elena Estrada; Juan Manuel Estrada; Ramon Estrada and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Ramón and María de Jesus Estrada; siblings; Jose Estrada; Jacinta Estrada; Oralia Rosas; Juvencio Estrada and Ramiro Estrada.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, where a chapel service will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow immediately at the Calvary Catholic 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: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Chapel Service 10:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: September 23, 1934
Died: January 13, 2023

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Angie Leyba posted on 1/19/23

I’m so sorry for your loss


Maria T. Guardiola posted on 1/17/23

In loving memory of "Lola" Estrada. May perpetual light shine upon her. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." John 11:25


Maria T. Guardiola posted on 1/17/23

My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for "Lola's" loss. May she Rest in Peace with God in his heavenly kingdom and may perpetual light shine upon her. May God's grace guide and protect all of her loved ones at this difficult time. May all of you feel God's unconditional Love and Peace.