Guadalupe "Lupon" Vela

December 12, 1937 - October 29, 2019
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Guadalupe “Lupon” Vela was born December 12, 1937 in Oilton, Texas, he passed away October 29, 2019 at the Palms Nursing Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was 81 years old.

Mr. Vela is preceded in death by his parents, Atilano Vela and Diamantina Garza; brothers, Atilano Vela Jr., Oscar Vela, and Rolando Vela.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 57 years, Minerva Vela; daughters, Sara Arcelia Vela, Veronica Vela; grandchildren, Mark (Racheal) Spear, Abel Arredondo, Nicolaus Tijerina (Alexandra Medina), and Rebecca Analee Tijerina; brothers, Jorge (Ofelia Garcia) Vela, and Cesar (Josefina) Vela; nephew, Oscar (Stephanie) Vela Jr. & family; nieces, Erica, Vanessa, and Claudine Vela. Also survived by other nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving guests Friday, November 1, 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. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary will be at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: December 12, 1937
Died: October 29, 2019

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Laura Gonzalez posted on 11/2/19

My deepest condolences to The Vela family God Almighty give you the strength and peace you need. Love always Laura


Zulema/Oscar H. Garza, Jr./Jorge "GAR" Garza posted on 11/1/19

Minerva and family, Please accept our most sincere condolences on your great loss of our Primo Lupe. We will always remember him as the one that looked like our Dad, Oscar B. Garza. During our childhood I remember Lupe as a kind-hearted and gentle-soul young man. I remember our Dad used to tell me that Lupe would one day be a major league baseball player because he loved baseball, And how he would cross Zacate Creek everyday to attend mass at Guadalupe Church, As we grew up we lost track of most of our relatives as we pursued our careers and raised our families. So much for the good memories. My brother, Jorge "GAR" Garza and I are experiencing some health issues that limit our mobility thus prohibiting us from being with you all at the services. El Primo Lupe and your family will be in our prayers. Vaya con Dios, Primo.


Patricia posted on 10/31/19

To the family of Vela. Please accept my condolenses for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise about the future earthly esurection at John 6:40 11:24-26


Veronica Vela posted on 10/30/19

Dad we will miss you dearly life just won’t be the same without your beautiful heart and loving energy, you will be deeply missed and will be forever in our hearts.❤️


Verónica Vela posted on 10/30/19

Dad there are no words to describe how hard this day has been but we are also at peace knowing that you are now with your parents and brothers, we will miss you dearly.?