Juanita Dovalina

November 24, 1933 - July 9, 2022
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And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Mrs. Juanita C. Dovalina, 88, joined our Lord in His Heavenly Kingdom on Saturday, July 9, 2022, after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Agustin Dovalina, Jr. Her son and daughter: Hector Rene Dovalina; and, Irene Dovalina Walker. Parents: Paula and Felix Castaneda, Sr. Brothers and sisters: Hilda C. (Federico+) Sepulveda; Hector Castaneda; Paula C. Mercado; Maria C. Guadalupe Herrera.

Our “Mom” as she was affectionately known by almost everyone, was born on November 24, 1933, in Laredo, Texas to parents, Paula and Felix Castaneda, Sr. She met and married the love of her life, Agustin Dovalina, Jr. in 1954, and together they grew their loving family. She was a lifetime homemaker but, later worked at Laredo’s old, Mercy Hospital retiring after a 23-years’ work career there. Mom was the sweetest, kindest, most loving person one could ever hope to meet. No one ever left hungry when visiting or felt like a stranger in her home. She was a very spiritual and devout individual that would always offer a daily prayer for anyone in need—a true, “prayer warrior” who instilled in her children and grandchildren the importance of always staying in Faith despite life’s many trials and travails. She was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan as well as, a proud, “once a tiger; always a tiger” Martin high School graduate.

As she now joins our “Pop” in Paradise, left to cherish her beloved memory are: her children: Son: Agustin (Mucia) Dovalina, III; Daughters: Hilda (Jerry) Castro; Imelda (Rick) Villarreal; Irma Dovalina (Javier Rocha); and, Son: Raymundo (Antonia) Dovalina of Flint, TX. Grandchildren: Monica Janelle Dovalina; Sunshine Dierdre¢ (Robert) Dovalina Garcia; Kristyn Desiree¢ Dovalina; Chelsea Renee (Angel) Dovalina Jimenez; & Agustin Dovalina, IV; Pablo Agustin (Tessa) Castro; Gerardo Rene “Jerritos” (Rebecca) Castro; Erika (Ralph) Rios; Amy Martinez; Juan “Johnny” Garcia, Jr. CPO-USN (Guam); David (Priscilla); Soto, Jr.; David (Zamantha) Walker, Jr.; Victoria Renee Dovalina, Viviana Rae Dovalina. Great grandchildren: Katherine Nicole & Joseph Matthew Dovalina; Natalie Rios, Carlos “Charlie” Morales, III & Ryan Joseph Rios; William Robert; Mia Fe’, & Jacob Isaiah Garcia; Caleb Ryan; Caitlyn Rashelle & Emma Rose Castro; Alexander Justin “Zander” Garcia; Benjamin Andrew Dunn, Brandon Gerardo & Bradley Adam Castro; Randy Anthony Salazar, Jr; Nathalie, Kendra David Caleb, & Zoe Renae Soto; Angel Agustin “AJ” & Adrian Rene Jimenez; Liliana Patricia Cortez, Aleeah Irene & Delilah Rae Walker. Mom’s sister in-law: Maria Castaneda; and, son in-law: David Walker, Sr.; her loving and devoted caretaker, Rosa Garcia; as well as, many other nieces, nephews, family and friends, who all loved our “Mom”, dearly.

Our family would like to extend our most heartfelt & special thanks to LMC’s 5th floor nurses and staff; to Dr’s. Arturo (Laura) Garza-Gongora; Dr. Ahmed; Dr. Mohsen Ghadimi Mahani; Dr. Luis Corral Guerrero; Dr. Monica E. Corral; and, others; United Med Care Ambulance Service; and, the staff at Las Alturas Nursing & Transitional Care, for the care they all provided during our mom’s time of need.

The family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services where a chapel service will begin at 8:30 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Agustin Dovalina, IV, Pablo Agustin Castro, Gerardo Rene Castro, David Walker, Jr., David Soto, Sr., Armando Ricardo Villarreal. Honorary pallbearers; Agustin Dovalina, III; Raymundo Dovalina; Mucia C. Dovalina; Ernesto Gerardo Castro; and, Felix Castaneda, Jr.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral professionals at Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services at 1320 Trey Drive, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956) 723-3611. You may express your condolences; share your favorite memories; and, sign the guestbook online at: freddickey.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time: 8:30 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: November 24, 1933
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Alfonso Hernandez Jr. posted on 7/14/22

My condolences to all of my family. I was unable to attend the servces and am very much sorry for that. Cousin Janie and Agustin contributed much to my life. They were my first communion sponsors and padrinos for my wedding reception. I am eternally grateful. Again, los acompanio en sus sentimientos. Poncho Jr.


Mario Alberto Mendoza posted on 7/14/22

Mi mas sincero pesame para toda la familia Dovalina, que en paz descanse.


Cristal posted on 7/13/22

Rest In Peace Mrs. Dovalina. Prayers for the family and relatives.???


Nora Martinez posted on 7/12/22

To all my Dovalina Family, it is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Tia Juanita. I have many fond memories of her and I find comfort in knowing that she is now at peace and has reunited with her loved ones. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that she is home with our Father in Heaven. May she Rest In Peace, my prayers and condolences are with all of you at this time.


Jaime J. Castro posted on 7/12/22

My deepest condolences to the entire Dovalina Family. Ms. Dovalina and Mr. Dovalina were always the most sincere and loving couple. They always treated everyone with the upmost respect and a caring hand. May god bless them both in their eternal life together once again.


Carmelina Genett posted on 7/12/22

May you rest in peace mom Dovalina ! My heartfelt condolences to all the family members . May God give you the strength to fill the void that her departure has left .


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 7/12/22

Irma and for your siblings, Our most deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time of grieving. ?May the perpetual light shine upon her. Rest In Peace Mrs Dovalina.?? Ismael and Toni (Cisneros) Benavides Cypress, Tx


Albert and Chris Dovalina posted on 7/11/22

Our most sincere condolences to the family. Please know that we are here for you always. Our prayers are that God may give you all peace and comfort you during this difficult time. Tia Janie May you rest in Gods eternal paradise. One day we will see each other again.