Irma Isabel De Los Santos

November 19, 1939 - November 2, 2020
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Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services
Sel De Los Santos
Jr. Arzamendi
Mr. & Mrs. Roberto R. Farias Sr.
Susana Martinez
Mr. & Mrs. Hector Miguel Palos and Family
Mr. & Mrs. Hector Miguel Palos and Family
Bill & Irma weaver
Norma Santos
Albert Gonzalez
Sari De Los Santos
Sari De Los Santos

Obituary

Irma Isabel De Los Santos, 80, entered into eternal rest Monday, November 2, 2020.

She was born November 19, 1939 in Cotulla, TX to the late Juan and Isabel Farias. She was raised in Cotulla, her family then moved to Laredo where she met and fell in love with Alfredo De Los Santos. They married on January 7, 1962 and together they had four children. Irma had a great sense of humor and a very big heart. She gave to charities and was always the first to help people in need. Her home was open to everyone and her presence always warmed our home as she welcomed you with open arms and made you feel like a part of her family whether she knew you for one day or her entire life. She was a woman of great faith who prayed multiple times daily. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Irma loved to cook for her family and friends. To her it was all about connecting and providing. She used food as a vehicle to express her love. Our Mother could whip up a great meal on a moment’s notice out of just what was in the refrigerator and proclaim, “Oh, it’s so simple to do”. So many of the memories we had of her were about her food and therefore about her love.

She is preceded in death by her parents Juan and Isabel Farias; brother, Juan “Johnny” Farias, Jr.; and her sister Yolanda Pelaez.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Alfredo De Los Santos; children, Freddy (Melissa) De Los Santos, Cesar Rene (Jackie) De Los Santos, Sara Alicia (Jose Humberto) Herrera, Rolando (Soledad) De Los Santos; grandchildren, Jennifer (Danny) Trevino, Cesar (Bethany Simpson) De Los Santos, Jr., Madison Mireles, Adriana (Ryan) Garcia, Selina De Los Santos, Damyan De Los Santos, Dyllon De Los Santos, Diego De Los Santos, Derek De Los Santos; great-grandchildren, Sebastyan Sarabia, Megan Jimenez, and Jason Jimenez; She is also survived by her siblings Teresa Ramirez, Rosario Arzamendi,  Cleotilde (Reynaldo) Palos, and Bobby (Mari) Farias; sister in law Minerva Farias; numerous nephews, nieces, as well as other family and friends who will greatly miss her. This family, and her role as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was the most important thing to her.

The family will be receiving guests on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Cesar R. De Los Santos, Rolando De Los Santos, Jose Humberto Herrera, Cesar R. De Los Santos, Jr., Dyllon De Los Santos, Jorge De Los Santos, Ricardo Arzamendi, Christopher Cabello, Selina De Los Santos; Honorary Pallbearers, Alfredo De Los Santos, Alfredo “Freddy” De Los Santos, Jr., Carlos De Los Santos, Sr., Roberto Farias, Derek De Los Santos, Damyan De Los Santos and Diego De Los Santos.

Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of all, the family will also be live streaming the funeral services including a Holy Rosary at www.freddickey.com on Thursday, starting at 5:00 pm.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Friday, November 13, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church

Address:

3501 Sanders
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo

Address:

1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

Life Event Timeline

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Timeline for Irma Isabel De Los Santos

Born: November 19, 1939
 
December 31, 2012
New Year’s Eve 2013 at Tia Cleotilde’s
New Year’s Eve 2013 at Tia Cleotilde’s
 
August 9, 2014
Selina’s College go away burger bash
Selina’s College go away burger bash
 
November 26, 1997
Cuatas visiting Grandma making tamales
Cuatas visiting Grandma making tamales
 
July 11, 2015
Mom enjoying the day!
Mom enjoying the day!
 
March 16, 2016
Enjoying dinner with daughter & granddaughter
Enjoying dinner with daughter & granddaughter
 
December 16, 2016
Cesar’s Police Academy Graduation
Cesar’s Police Academy Graduation
 
January 7, 2017
Mom & dad’s 55th Wedding Anniversary
Mom & dad’s 55th Wedding Anniversary
 
July 22, 2017
Dad’s 87th Birthday Celebration
Dad’s 87th Birthday Celebration
 
November 19, 2018
Mom’s 78th birthday
Mom’s 78th birthday
 
June 16, 2019
Father’s Day 2019
Father’s Day 2019
 
November 24, 2019
Mom’s 80th Birthday with her family
Mom’s 80th Birthday with her family
 
November 24, 2019
Mom’s 80th Birthday Party with family
Mom’s 80th Birthday Party with family
 
November 24, 2019
Mom dancing with grandchildren
Mom dancing with grandchildren
 
August 2, 2020
Mom enjoying some carne asada
Mom enjoying some carne asada
 
September 9, 2020
Relaxing at home
Relaxing at home
 
October 28, 2010
Enjoying time with grandson
Enjoying time with grandson
 
September 29, 2020
Mother’s last loteria game
Mother’s last loteria game
 
November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving 2012
Thanksgiving 2012
Died: November 2, 2020

Condolences for Irma Isabel De Los Santos

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The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Dr. Daniel Bell posted on 11/18/20

My deepest condolences to her Family. She was a very nice lady and I feel fortunate that I got to know her.

 

Mr. Mrs. Ernest P. Miller posted on 11/16/20

Our condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻 Ernest and Margie Miller

 

Sel De Los Santos posted on 11/13/20

Grandma, I miss you so much. A part of my heart went with you when you left to Heaven. I have always wanted to make sure that I am available for you and grandpa for the last 27 years. Every day for years I have told you the same thing, I am always going to be with you til the very end. I was honored today to be one of your pall bearers. Til the very end like we would say. You’re my best friend and I can’t even describe the pain that I feel knowing that you’re not here with us anymore but I know you’re always going to be with me. Grandpa is getting the care he needs. I’ve been staying with him and keeping up with house chores. It doesn’t feel the same going to your house now, something is missing and it’s you. To try to fill in that missing piece, I try to do things that remind me of you like sit on your recliner and use your Rae Dunn “Grandma” coffee mug every morning. I would do anything just to see you again. For now, I’ll continue honoring you in every way I can each day. I love you grandma. May you rest in eternity with our Father. Until we meet again x

 

Adriana De Los Santos posted on 11/13/20

Grandma, What an honor it was to be your granddaughter. I am so blessed that God chose you to be my grandma. My heart hurts knowing I won’t be able to call you, hug you, or kiss you. But I believe and trust in God that this is part of his greater plan despite how painful and dark this moment is for us. I can’t wait to see you again. Until then, I will look back at all our wonderful memories and continue to share our stories to others. I pray that I feel your spirit daily and that you protect us all. We are taking great care of grandpa. Don’t worry. I love you with everything I have. We’ll see each other soon. Sending you a big hug and kiss in Heaven. Love you princess. Rest In Peace.

 

Victor and Judy Trevino posted on 11/13/20

Our deepest condolences to the DeLosSantos family. May her soul Rest In Peace and may God be with you through this difficult time. She will be dearly missed. So sorry we were unable to attend and say our last good byes but we will cherish her memory as she was always a delight to talk to. Be safe Love Victor, Judy and the Trevino family🙏

 

Priscilla Coe & Anthony Coe posted on 11/13/20

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Tia Irma will be greatly missed.

 

Adrian (Nico) Cabello posted on 11/13/20

My deepest condolences to the De Los Santos Family. I will always remember her kind and gentle heart. She was truly a blessing.

 

Jr. Arzamendi posted on 11/13/20

Tio Alfredo, my cousins- Freddy, Cesar, Sarita & Roland...Our hearts are heavy at the Arzamendi household as we reflect on your Mothers passing. Our sincere condolences to you and all of your family. Tia Irma’s was such a special wife, mother’s friend & Tia...I will never forget her wonderful laugh and smile. Her wonderful spirit will always live on. My Mother’s best friend is resting in a special place now. Tia Irma will truly be missed, and will never be forgotten. Blessing to All the De Los Santos family. We all love you and we are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Jr, Tracy, and Tres Arzamendi

 

Javier Arzamendi and Family posted on 11/12/20

My sincere condolence to your entire family. God give them strength and prompt resignation. Tia Irma leaves us with many good memories. When we used to go to my mom's, most of the time either she would be there or be on the phone with mom. Siempre chuleando a mis hijos. Tia had a big heart. We are going to miss you Tia. Rest In Peace Love Javi, Betty, Samantha and Javierrrrr como le decia Tia

 

Mr. & Mrs. Roberto R. Farias Sr. posted on 11/12/20

Irma, my beautiful sister, Mari and I are going to miss you so much, there was almost never a day that we would not see or talk each other. We were blessed to have a sister like you, the laughter, the funny videos, the pranks were there anytime we would be together. Thank God we have these beautiful memories to share with everyone. Be sure to give a big hug to Mom, Dad, Yolanda, Vale, Meme.Johnny. Mandy, my son Billy and to all our relatives on both sides of our families that have opened their arms to you when you arrived.May God Bless and May You Rest In Peace. Love you Sis! You will Always be Remembered.

 

Susana Martinez posted on 11/12/20

🙏🙏 Our deepest condolences we are sorry for your loss she will be missed but never forgotten Cj got to see her in good health at her house. We love you all from the bottom of our heart, hope to see you all soon.... Cesar De los Santos & Susana Martinez .

 

Sandra Escamilla posted on 11/12/20

Our sincere condolences from Sandy, Fred Escamilla and family. Tia Irma will be missed, she was there for us when my dad passed away, how I wish I and my family could be there but we are with you in spirit.🙏🙏🙏🙏

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Arzamendi & Family posted on 11/12/20

Tio Alfredo, Nene, Sara, Nano, Freddy and all the De Los Santos family, we are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We will miss her always, and remember how she made us laugh and remember her great food and tamales!! Rest In Peace Tia. We love you always!

 

Mr.and Mrs.antonio mireles and familt posted on 11/12/20

Please accept our warmest condolences. We will sure missed her

 

Jr. Arzamendi posted on 11/12/20

Our sincere condolences to my Tio Alfredo, my cousins...Freddie, Cesar, Sarita, and Roland. Your Mom was such a special person...I will never forget her wonderful laugh, smile and great food! Her wonderful spirit will alway live on within my soul. My Mom’s best friend, and sister will truly be missed. We will never forget her! Blessings to you and all your family. We all love you and are with you in this sad time of our lives. We are here for you, Jr, Tracy, and Tres Arzamendi

 

Mr. & Mrs. Hector Miguel Palos and Family posted on 11/12/20

In memory of Irma Isabel De Los Santos, Mr. & Mrs. Hector Miguel Palos and Family lit a candle

 

Mr. & Mrs. Hector Miguel Palos and Family posted on 11/12/20

Tia Irma you will be missed dearly by all of us. You have entered the Kingdom of Jesus and are with your Loved ones. Your nemories will live forever in the hearts of your Husband, Children,Grandchildren., Brother, Sister's Neices Nephews and numerous Friends Tia we Love you and will Miss you.

 

Patricia Ruiz-Furbacher posted on 11/12/20

We will celebrate you today as we did when you were here with us on earth. We will miss your laughter and your larger than life personality. You always had an open door policy Tia Irma. You are in God's kingdom now. Thank you for the memories & until we see you again one day. Descanse en paz Tia. Love, Stephen & Patsy Furbacher

 

Bill & Irma weaver posted on 11/12/20

Our sincere condolences Alfredo to you and your family; she was a wonderful lady and I know how much she meant to you all; and how terribly much she will be missed!!! . God bless and comfort all of you . Rest In Peace , love you 🙏 Bill, Irma and family

 

Elsa Coe posted on 11/12/20

My most sincere condolences to the De Los Santos Family . Tia R.I.P., Love you and you will be forever in my heart.

 

Maria G. Moreno posted on 11/12/20

Hi Mrs. Herrera, This is Mary Moreno. I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that will console you, know that I am here should you need anything. Express my condolences to you and your family. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Mr & Mrs Jesse Coe III posted on 11/12/20

Our most sincere condolences to your family. Tia Irma will greatly be missed by all of our family. I was very fortunate to have met her. She was full of joy and laughter. May she Rest In Peace in heaven and May God give her family strength to move forward.

 

Ricardo Mireles posted on 11/12/20

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Irma de Los Santos. We will never forget her nice and joyful smile. I hope that our lord brings to all your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. She is now with our Heavenly Father. Ricardo Mireles and Gloria Mireles and family

 

Jerry LaGrange posted on 11/12/20

To Mr. Freddy De Los Santos, Cesar, Freddy, Sara, Rolando and all your family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Irma, wife/mother. She was always very kind to me and always made sure that before I left your home, that I ate a proper meal with you. She always watched over each of you and made sure to raise all of her children. U know that she lived a full and happy life and that she will be missed by all. Please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of my family Jerry (Carrie) LaGrange

 

Norma Santos posted on 11/12/20

Tia, we will miss seeing you, your laugh and especially your smile. May you RIP. Love Nomy, Cuate, Andrea, Carlo (Livi and Eva) and Mandy.

 

Albert Gonzalez posted on 11/11/20

Rolando Please accept our deepest condolences! Albert, Teresa & family.

 

Sari De Los Santos posted on 11/11/20

In memory of Irma Isabel De Los Santos, Sari De Los Santos lit a candle

 

Sari De Los Santos posted on 11/11/20

TIO ALFREDO,Freddie, Nene, Sara and Nano, my deepest,heartfelt condolences on the passing of Tia, your BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER. She will be MISSED IMMENSELY, she was such a beautiful Aunt, both physically and eternal. I'll cherish the conversations we would have when I visited, she was the last historian of the De Los Santos family, besides Tio. Will miss her smile,laughter and especially the "yelling" to tio to come and eat in the kitchen. I never left their house on an empty stomach, she made sure, anyone that visited had something to eat. She was a wizard at whipping a meal in a matter of minutes. I know I visited with her before the pandemic and of course, her 80th Birthday celebration, that was very nice, am glad you all, not BE, it was going to be her last Birthday.....though good memories. Though we won't see her, her presences will be felt in OUR HEARTS. REMEMBER, you all are not alone, your cousins are here to assist in any way. LOVE YOU ALL AND MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

 

Lupe Martinez posted on 11/11/20

Rolando, our condolences to you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers are with you always

 

Arturo Perez posted on 11/10/20

My sincere condolences to you (Cesar) and your family. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Arturo Perez & Family

 

Arthur Veliz posted on 11/10/20

My sincere condolences to all my cousins and family members! There are so many beautiful memories of Irma. She was a wonderful person, love her tamales she made every year. R.I.P Irma Arthur & Cindy Veliz

 

Veronica S Viera posted on 11/10/20

Our deepest condolences to you, Cesar, and all your family. Your mother was indeed a beautiful lady and devoted Mother! Our prayers, her faith and your cherish memories of her will help the family to face her absence with love, hope to one day see her again and strength. You are in our thoughts, love and prayers. Sincerely, The Viera Family (Mrs. Viera, Gilbert Jr.+,Gerardo, Gabriel, Valeria and Luis)

 

Claudia Ramona Elizondo & Yolanda Adela(Pinky)Contreras posted on 11/9/20

We have an angel watching over us, Rest in Peace Irma

 

Claudia Ramona Elizondo & Yolanda Adela(Pinky)Contreras posted on 11/9/20

Our Deepest condolences to the family. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers, Irma was always so kind to my daughter and I, we will miss her dearly.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Elizondo Sr. posted on 11/9/20

Rest In Peace Irma

 

Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Elizondo Sr. posted on 11/9/20

We offer our deepest condolences to the family. Know that the whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Irma was such a nice lady always kind to our family, we will miss her dearly.

 

Wayne Brown posted on 11/9/20

Rolando, So very sorry my friend. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. We’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne & Emily

 

Leticia Malacara Zavala posted on 11/9/20

Our sincere condolences to all the family of Ms Irma De los Santos, especially her sisters. Our prayers are with you all. God bless you and console you. From all our family.

 

Andy Ramos, Jr. posted on 11/8/20

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of our beloved Irmita. She made the best tamales in the whole city. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We pray that God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace. Con mucho carino. Andy and Adriana S. Ramos

 

Louis Longoria posted on 11/7/20

My dear sweet Tia Irma De Los Santos. I've always had fond memories of her an tio and all of my cousins. She brightened up any room that she was in. God bless her and those who loved her. Rest in Peace tia. Sincerely the Longoria family (Louis, Evelyn, Maica, & Alexander)

 

Alice Herrera & Family posted on 11/7/20

My deepest condolences to the entire De Los Santos Family. May our good Lord give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. My prayers are with you all. Love you, Alice, Melany & Family and Ones & Family.

 

Marisabel Maya posted on 11/6/20

My most sincere condolences to Mrs. Irma De los Santos family. I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Irma in one of her dinners times with her sister Chayo at Suarez Restaurant. She was a happy and funny lady . Thank you God for this privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace.

 

Saira Munoz posted on 11/6/20

Señor de los Santos - please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Our prayer go to you and your family.

 

Michelle Gutierrez posted on 11/6/20

Rolando - please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful lady and had the cutest smile. May she rest in peace.

 

James Roycroft Jr. posted on 11/5/20

Our deepest condolences on behalf of James Roycroft and sons. May she Rest in Eternal Peace. God bless always.

 

David & Carmen Gammon posted on 11/5/20

Our deepest condolences and prayers for you Cesar and all of your family, Memory Eternal Amen

 

Carolina Saavedra posted on 11/4/20

Irma, May you Rest In Peace 🙏 You are all in my prayers ......

 

Carolina Saavedra posted on 11/4/20

Irma, May you Rest In Peace.. Prayers to your family 🙏

 

Gilbert and Dora Ramirez posted on 11/4/20

Fred & Melly and de Los Santos family, Gilbert and I are very saddened and want to offer our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved mom, may our Lord Jesus Christ embrace you in his loving arms and ease your pain. Your mom was such a wonderful spirited lady and such a great cook. May your beloved mom Rest In Peace. Love Dora and Gilbert Ramirez

 

Madison Mireles posted on 11/4/20

We love you & miss you so much grandma. Love, Maddy, Megan & Jason

 

Hector and Claudia Garcia posted on 11/4/20

Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the De los Santos family and friends of this most wonderful and beautiful Mom, wife, Grandma, and very spirited jovial friend to many. Till we meet again in our eternal home. God bless you.

 

Selina De Los Santos posted on 11/4/20

I love you, grandma.

 

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