Guadalupe S. Ortiz

October 23, 1928 - March 19, 2023
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Guadalupe S. Ortiz, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the age of 94 at Laredo Medical Center, in Laredo, Texas.

Guadalupe was born and raised in Laredo, Texas where she attended Martin High School. She did not have the opportunity to complete high school, as she had to work to help the household while her brothers completed their education. Guadalupe worked in retail sales since the age of 16 until she retired in 1989 at the age of 60. She worked at McClellan’s, Neisner’s, Kress and J. C. Penney, from which she retired as a department manager. She was known to many as “Lupita la del J.C. Penney” and was very proud to have been able to retire, from what in her eyes, was a very distinguished company.

Guadalupe was preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo N. Ortiz, her parents, Jose Maria and Luz G. Sanchez, her siblings, Inez Agustin (Leonor) Sanchez, Jose Maria (Juanita) Sanchez and Juan Jose (Alicia) Sanchez; her parents-in-law, Jose and Trinidad Ortiz, sister-in-law, Susana O. Cuellar; brothers in-law, Jose & Hilda Maria Ortiz and Gilberto Ortiz; her son-in-law, Fred Felan.

Guadalupe is survived by her sister Juanita E. (Alberto) Cortez; sister-in-law, Victoria Ortiz; her children, Zulema Ortiz, Laura O. (Agustin) Maldonado, Gloria Felan, Alfredo Ortiz Jr., and Alberto (Priscilla) Ortiz; she is survived by her grandchildren Jose Alfredo (Martha) Maldonado, Marco Antonio Maldonado, Roman Lopez, Luis Maldonado, Erik (Marisol) Felan, Noelia (Adrian) Diaz, Dr. Cristina Maldonado, Alberto Ortiz Jr., Johnny Hernandez and Amanda Nicole Ortiz; her great-grandchildren, Joe Gionni Gaytan, Jose Alfredo “Joji” Maldonado, Jasiel Maldonado, Lexi Audry Diaz, Agustin “Auggie” Maldonado, and Adrian Diaz Jr. all of which she dearly loved. She is also survived by a very special God Daughter/Niece, Terry (Elias) Garza, and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.

Our beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Guela Lupe will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr, Laredo, TX 78041.  Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023, departing the funeral home chapel. A Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Committal services and Internment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jose Alfredo Maldonado, Marco Antonio Maldonado, Roman Lopez, Luis Maldonado, Erik Felan, Alberto Ortiz Jr., Johnny Hernandez, and Adrian Diaz.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr.,

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 10:30 am

St. John Neumann Catholic Church


102 W. Hillside
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: October 23, 1928
Died: March 19, 2023

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Jennell Sanders posted on 3/22/23

Zulema, you and your family will be my prayers tomorrow as you lay your mom to rest. She lived a wonderful life and is now resting with her Savior, free of pain and worries. Just know you’ll see her again. ??


Albert ortiz jr posted on 3/22/23

We will miss you guela. Your energy , faith in god is unmatched. I’m glad you will be with guelo again.


Rebecca Schunior posted on 3/22/23

May deepest condolences to you and your beautiful family friend May your beautiful mother RIP May God give you and your family the strength to get you thru this love you my friend


Rachel ibarra posted on 3/21/23

Our most sincere condolences to all the family.. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this moment❤️?? Margie Ramírez Ibarra and family


Odette Ramírez posted on 3/21/23

My sincere condolences for the Ortiz family. May she Rest In Peace and May the perpetual light shine upon her. Albert May God give you the strength to stay strong. Your friend, Odette Ramírez.


Bertha M. Villarreal posted on 3/21/23

Zulema and Laura, my deepest condolences to you and the family for your loss. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time with the support of family and friends.


Jose herrera posted on 3/21/23

My mas sincero pesame para ti y toda la familia Ortiz


Olga Ibarra posted on 3/21/23

So sorry Zulema..I loved her spirit & your stories that you'd share about her active life. May she rest in peace.