Dora J. Benavidez

October 14, 1948 - May 30, 2024
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Dora J. Benavidez, 75, of Carrizo Springs, Texas, passed away on May 30, 2024, in Laredo, TX.

Our beautiful and loving mother was known for her boisterous laughter, independence, tenacity, vibrant green eyes, and being a self proclaimed artist. She was always dolled up and ready for any occasion. Her love for her children, grandchildren, son-in-laws, family and friends ran deep. Her generosity towards us all was endless. She was witty and always the life of the party. She was also protective, strong, intuitive, and supportive. Our Mother never missed a moment to pay us a compliment to brighten our day. She was our Mom. She will be dearly missed. As she would say “See you later crocodile, crocodile”

Dora’s passion was sharing her talents and gifts to pass on to her children and grandchildren. She found joy in teaching them to paint, draw, sew, cook, crochet and play ball.

Dora’s memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe Jaime and Catarina Ramon Jaime; brothers, Pedro Jaime and Guadalupe Jaime, Jr; nephew, Oscar Cesar Lozano and niece, Yolanda Jaime.

Dora is survived by her children: Silvia Ann Espinoza (Daniel), Corie Dilley (Javier), Lily B. Farias (Michael), Sandy B. Nava (Jose); grandchildren: Daniel Espinoza Jr., Onyx B. Espinoza, Christopher Lee Espinoza, Sabrina Maree Espinoza, Jared Kaine Dilley, Gavin Keifer Dilley, Alyssa Brianna Nava, Alexandra Nava, Christine Nava, Emma Nava, Ellie Nava; great- grandchild: Lisa Nicole Espinoza; siblings: Delia Olvera, Juanita Trevino, Catarina Lozano; and the beloved Jaime Family.

The family will be receiving condolences on Monday, June 3, 2024 in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A celebration of life will begin at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from the funeral home to Loma Alta Baptist Church located at 620 E. Lyon St. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Daniel Espinoza, Onyx Espinoza, Christopher Espinoza, Jared Dilley, Gavin Dilley and Michael Farias.

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: Monday, June 3, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Celebration of Life 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Loma Alta Baptist Church


620 E Lyon St,
Laredo, Tx 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: October 14, 1948
Died: May 30, 2024

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Amber Pro posted on 6/3/24

I have very fond memories of spending summers with my Aunt Dora and her daughters. I can vividly remember sitting in the kitchen listening to my mother, grandmother (Paula Calero), and Aunt Dora catch up on what had been going on in their lives at that time and swimming in the pool. I admired the softness in her voice and her poise. My sincerest condolences to my cousin. I cannot imagine the pain you all are enduring at this time. I pray for God to give y’all strength. Rest in Peace, Aunt Dora. You will be dearly missed. Amber Quiñones Pro & Family


Esther C. Quinones posted on 6/3/24

Our sincerest condolences to the Benavidez and Jaime Families. You were blessed with a wonderful, compassionate, beautiful, and caring mother. I will always remember my cousin as a SURVIVOR and a classy lady with her elegant hats. Dora always carried herself with poise, grace and elegance. I witnessed her beautiful relationships and love for her loving daughters. They were her pride and joy and nothing was more sacred to her. She left them her legacy of love and kindness. I will miss our weekly texts and embrace all the wonderful memories, laughter, her sweet smile, and that calmness and patience that were her trademarks. God welcomed Dora into his loving arms and kingdom and said, “ Good job, my angel.” I wish y’all peace and comfort at this difficult time. All our love, Esther Quinones and Family


Catalina Shaw posted on 6/2/24

Dora was a beautiful soul who, in a short frame of time, touched my life as well as my mother’s with her humor, kindness and powerful demeanor. My condolences to all of her beautiful daughters and grandchildren.


Juanita Ramon posted on 6/1/24

My Primita, I Love You. May you rest in Peace, until you and I meet again, my Comadre.


Gloria Luan-Martinez posted on 6/1/24

My Deepest and Sincerest Condolences to the family. I had just met Dora on April 3, 2024. She complimented me on my hat that I was wearing that day at our lunch bunch gathering. We enjoyed our meal and had pleasant conversations. We continued on our lunch dates 3 more times. The last one I attended was at Cheddar's on May 15th. We all talked and complimented our waiter Jeremiah for his service, we were 8 that day! and asked him about the Jeremiah was a Bullfrog Song. He laughed and so did we! In all, I enjoyed 4 lunch meetings with Dora. May she Rest in Heavenly Peace! 😇💗 Lovely lady!


Jesse Flores Jr posted on 6/1/24

My condolences to the entire family. She will be missed and loved. She was a amazing person. From my memories of playing at thier house in Carrizo when i was a young kid. She was the life of the party and surrounded by many friends and family and very welcoming. God bless you all


Amanda Pacheco posted on 6/1/24

🕯️From the Perales Family. We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Ms. Dora. It is evident you left your fingerprints on everyone’s hearts and minds. You are remembered fondly and will forever be in our memories and our thoughts. You are now “HOME” with our living God, having eternal life and peace. 🕊️ Blessings to all who celebrated your life and your amazing accomplishments as a Mom, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, Cousin, Wife, Daughter-in-Law, Grandma, Great Grandmother & Friend. You will forever be in our hearts and you will be missed. With deepest sympathies. ✝️🕯️🕊️❤️


Nora Elia Jaime posted on 6/1/24

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Nora Elia Jaime posted on 6/1/24

Deepest condolences to all Family comfort and prayers in this difficult time 🙏♥️


Sylvia Valencia posted on 6/1/24

Dora R.I.P. you left a great legacy in your daughters! I was blessed to have known you. Your memory will live on through your loved ones


Gregg and Cheli Ortiz posted on 6/1/24

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May she rest in eternal peace. Gregg and Cheli Ortiz Tomball Texas.


Michele McKendrick posted on 6/1/24

May Dora Live On in Our Hearts and Wonderful Memories of her. She was a breath of fresh air and a funny lady! Her daughters follow in her charm, Grace, and Beauty inside and out. She will be missed. God Bless You Always. Rest in Eternal Peace. My Love to the Family. Abrazos y Besos Michele McKendrick