Estela Zamora Kramer

February 24, 1929 - December 31, 2018
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Estela Zamora Kramer, 89, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Mrs. Kramer is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Harry Kramer, Jr.; son, John David Kramer; brother, Arnulfo Zamora, Jr., Delia D. Zamora and grandnephew, Alejandro Salinas.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Betty (Fred Gerhart) Kramer and Walter (Angie) Kramer, III; sister, Rose Ann Salinas; nieces and nephews, Delia Z. Salinas, Mina Rudd, Michael Rudd, Silvia Salinas, Miguel Salinas, and Gil Garcia; grandnephew, Carlos A. Salinas, special friends, Dr. Cecilia M. “May” Moreno, Mary Elva Cruz, Cindy Rodriguez, Cynthia Haynes Ramirez, and Maggie Bonugli, other family members, and friends.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, January 6, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A holy rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  The funeral mass will be celebrated 9:00 am.   The family encourages to meet at the church.  Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Estela Zamora Kramer Memorial Scholarship Fund, Texas A& M University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, Texas.

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: Sunday, January 6, 2019

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: Monday, January 7, 2019

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Funeral Mass: 9:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: February 24, 1929
Died: December 31, 2018

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Bedi Salazar posted on 1/8/19

In memory of Estela Zamora Kramer, Bedi Salazar lit a candle


Bedi Salazar posted on 1/8/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family I was her nurse aide n student at Nixon she well be miss Sanjuanita Salazar


CIssy Solis Ramirez posted on 1/7/19

Dear John David, Betty, and Gogi, My deepest condolences as we mourn the loss of your mother. Your mom was an amazing woman and I will forever keep her in my heart. May God watch over you and your families during this time. She is now at peace and walks with our Lord. Blessings to the Kramer family.


Benito Mendiola III posted on 1/7/19

My deepest condolence to the Kramer family. Mrs. Kramer was an amazing lady and will truly be missed. I got to meet Mrs. Kramer when I was one of the assistant directors of the Golden Spurs. I got to know her and learned a lot from her during my visits with her and during our daily phone calls. I lost touch with Mrs. Kramer after sometime, but she was and will always be in my thoughts and prayers.


Rey Gutierrez posted on 1/6/19

My condolences to the Kramer family. May the Lord give you strength as you morn the loss of a great woman, Estela Zamora Kramer. Rey Gutierrez & family.


Ralph Nimchan MD and family. posted on 1/5/19

To all the Kramer family. Our sincere condolences to all on the loss of this truly lovely lady. My family and I have wonderful memories of her. She contributed so much to Laredo life and the Laredo community.


Rosalie "REE" Goodman posted on 1/5/19

Dearest Betty, Fred, Gogi, Angie, and the entire Kramer and Zamora families, Your amazing mom, sister, friend was a beautiful gift wrapped in gold, in spurs, in bathing suits, and in blue. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The only true gift is a potion of thyself," and "Estella" gave of herself day after day, year after after year, and time after time, to the young people of Laredo. She practiced a commitment of excellence and guided each and every one towards being a success in life. She was the gift that could unwrap skills and abilities in her students and make them confident, productive citizens. She was the woman who had a vision for performance and inspired countless women and men who now entertain with leadership, dedication, and service. Her dream continues and expands in circles around the globe. Her dream became a lasting legacy! Thank you for sharing your precious mom as a gift to us all. And now she is in the arms of the Lord still sending her rays of love down to all and still wrapped in shining gold, in spurs, in bathing suits, and in blue. My heart grieves with you and I send my love to each of you as your mom gave her love to so many and especially to each of you, her most precious family. Rosalie "REE" Goodman Huber--Golden Spur Marshal--1964-1965 Rosalie "REE" Goodman Huber, Golden Spur Marshal--1964-1965


Elena Roman posted on 1/4/19

Walter, your mother was and is a very special person. She was loved by so many and I know how much she meant to you and your family. She will be with you always. In your prayers, Elena and Alan Schroeder



To All the Kramer Family, Your Mom was an AMAZING LADY and we three Castillo girls all share many fond memories of her. We've all become well educated ladies and in part it is because of her dedication and her belief in us. From the many visits to the Lake House, to the many functions and to the High School out of town trips spent in her company, we owe her our deepest gratitude. We were privileged to have had her in our lives. Praying that your family will find comfort in your memories of her, and in the knowledge that others are missing her too. Wishing You Peace and Healing from San Diego, CA, Dr. Maria (Nellie) Castillo, OBGyn Linda C. Castillo, Retired Elem. Principal Selina (Sally) Castillo-Hudgins, Director of Development Operations @ MOPA


Norma Linda Vela Villarreal posted on 1/4/19

Sad that our community has lost an amazing lady who set an example I have followed all my life. She taught me to be a responsible, outgoing, and to have pride in all I do. Always be the best.... my memory is that she would always call me by my full name “Norma Linda.” I will always think of her as my greatest mentor!


Mike Blount posted on 1/3/19

Dear Betty and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Your mother was an amazing lady.Her legacy will continue though you; as an apple doesn't fall far from the tree. You more than proved this in your 23 years of service at Bexar County Precinct 4. Sandy and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Sincerely, Constable and Sandy Blount


Emma Gonzalez posted on 1/3/19

I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mrs. Kramer was my P.E. teacher when I attended L. J. Christen Jr. High School in 1963. I assisted her during P.E. class by being her 'timekeeper' during times when the other students ran a race and she recommended me for the Martin High School pep squad the following year. She was an amazing lady. May she rest in peace in God's heavenly kingdom.


Albert Guerra posted on 1/3/19

Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people. —Peter Strople Thank you Mrs. Estela Kramer! May your Homecoming be as dazzling and as spectacular as all your half-time shows!!!!


JoAnn Canales posted on 1/3/19

Dear family and friends of Mrs. Kramer, She left an indelible mark on many Laredoans - she was a model of high expectations and high standards! May her legacy and memories support you through this time of grief and may she rest in peace. JoAnn Canales Spur - Class of '70 and former Boys Club swimming pupil


Mr./Mrs.Silva posted on 1/3/19

Our deepest condolences to all the Kramer family .especially our dear Betty.and her husband Fred my our dear Lord give you strength .our prayers are with you at this difficult you .


Veronica (Betty Rodriguez) Garcia posted on 1/2/19

My deepest condolences to Ms. Kramer's family and to her devoted friends. As a former Golden Spur, she allowed me to stand on her shoulders so I could see beyond my familiar world. As a teenager trying to find my way, she was my North Star. I am forever grateful. Her passing marks the end of A True Mustang Legend! ?