Our beloved songbird received her wings from our Lord to sing amongst the angels. Gloria Uribe Martinez, age 80, ascended peacefully to heaven on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 in the comfort of her home in Laredo, Texas surrounded by loved ones. During the last 12 years of Gloria’s life, she battled Alzheimer’s that was accompanied by other health conditions.
Gloria was a devout Catholic all her life. If she was not working as a caregiver or spending time with her grandchildren, she was dancing away with the Ballet Folklorico church group or volunteering her time in church events. Gloria was the eldest in her family and helped her mother care for her younger siblings. She put others needs before her own and found joy in singing and dancing. When she spoke, she was assertive but kind, and when she was humorous her face lit up and her eyes smiled. Throughout her life she exuded strength and grace and it is no wonder she married her equal “El Super” because she herself was just as super. We find peace and comfort in knowing she is reunited with her beloved husband and mother. Gloria’s song will forever echo in our memories and in our hearts.
A special thank you to Father Hector Flores who brought church and prayer to Gloria and Nurses on Wheels for their exceptional care and compassion. We would like to thank Jessica Lozano for putting together this beautiful write up of our beloved Gloria.
Mrs. Martinez is preceded in death by her husband; Jose H. Maritnez; mother, Blasa Bueno.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Griselda (Javier) De Leon, Jackie (Luis Ambrosio) Gonzalez, Jose Humberto Martinez Jr., Jeanette (Ricardo) Flores; grandchildren, Rosalie De Leon, Javier (Jeminah) De Leon Jr., Jessica (Louie) Lozano, Karina I. Gonzalez, Vanessa Chapa, Felicia (JeanKarlo) Rivera, Stephanie Martinez, Luis Martinez, Humberto Martinez, Josette Flores, Madison Flores; great-grandchildren, Leleyna Mendoza, David Cruz, Louie Lozano, Hannah De Leon, Samantha Carreon, Destiny Ramos, Tommie Benavides, Adalee E. Hemenway; siblings, Tina (Humberto+) Cardenas, Rosalinda (Ernesto) Castro, Sanjuanita (Javier) Zamora; nieces, nephews, Humberto Jr. and Gilberto Cardenas, Jaime (Lina) Castro, Lizette Castro, Javier Jr. and Rene Zamora; also survived by other family members and many friends.
The family will be receiving guests, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Following the rosary a eulogy will be given by Rosalinda Castro. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Javier De Leon, Jr., Javier Zamora, Luis A. Gonzalez, Jerry Lopez, Johnny Lopez, Tito Cardenas and Ricardo “Ricky” Saldaña.
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 www.freddickey.com
Services will be live streamed by logging in at www.freddickey
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 am