Judy Kay Rodriguez

January 9, 1953 - October 8, 2023
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On this 8th day of October, Judy Kay Folger Rodriguez, entered into eternal peace surrounded by her loved ones. Judy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Ms. Judy, as she was fondly known by many, lived a gracious life filled with love for her family and a passion for her profession and educating others.

Born in Fort Hood, Texas in January 1953 to Arvid and Frances Folger, Judy moved to Laredo when she was 18 years old where she met and married her beloved soulmate and husband, Raymond Rodriguez, whom she was married to for 50 years.  Judy Rodriguez was a loving and devoted mother to Ray and Michelle Rodriguez, and always devoted herself to caring for her family.

Judy Rodriguez began her career in 1971, as a cosmetology student at Laredo Beauty College. She had such a gift for teaching and a passion for the industry, that she quickly obtained a job as an instructor and further advanced to Educational Director. Eventually, Judy became owner of Laredo Beauty College and educated thousands of individuals for over 50 years. Her grace and kind hearted nature impacted so many lives and she will be deeply missed by her students and colleagues. Those who knew her will always remember her generous heart and graceful soul.

Judy Rodriguez is preceded in death by her loving parents, Arvid and Frances Folger, her mother and father in-law, Ramon and Constanza Rodriguez, brother, Arvid Folger II, sister and brother in-law, Eduardo and Aurora Tijerina. She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Rodriguez, her devoted children, Ray Rodriguez, and Michelle Rodriguez (Joe Valdez), and her precious grandchildren, Ramon de Jesus Rodriguez (Lizbeth Marquez Linares Rodriguez), and Trinity Grace Rodgers, as well as her beloved sisters and brothers, adored nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

The Rodriguez family will be receiving guests on Thursday, October 12, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 from the funeral home to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 12:00 pm.  Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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, October 12, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 9, 1953
Died: October 8, 2023

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Diana Nunez posted on 11/30/23

She was the most amazing woman ever n she will always be in our hearts and she was the most strong n powerful and we will always love you Miss Judy


AstaTita Vega posted on 11/14/23

Our family Asta and Tita Vega are saddened by your familes loss. She is now dancing in the sky with the angels. She will be missed by many especially my Mom Asta Vega. Judy truly had a heart of gold. Our condolences Tita and Asta Vega


Patty posted on 11/7/23

You will be miss Mrs Judy thank you for being like a second mom for me while I studied at Laredo beauty college ?


Bobby and Mari Farias posted on 10/27/23

Raymond, we are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing, may God give you the peace and strength to overcome her loss. May the Lord bless you and your family. May she Rest in Peace.


Eduardo Eddie Castillo posted on 10/13/23

My Sincere Condolences to Mr. Raymond Rodriguez and Michelle Rodriguez. A Wonderfull and Beautiful Person, your Kind Hearted will be Greatly Miss My You Rest In Peace


Ketty Ruiz posted on 10/11/23

My Heart is broken, I just Thank God for letting me be part of this beautiful family, The Laredo Beauty College and to have had the pleasure and opportunity to meet in this lifetime this wonderful Woman who was my Boss and friend Mrs. Judy Rodríguez. I will Miss you but I will cherish all the memories laughter and anecdotes that we had. Rest in Peace and I know one day we will meet again. Love you Ms. Judy, Ketty


Jan Rodgers posted on 10/11/23

Raymond, Ray and Michelle. I send my deepest sympathy for your huge loss. Judy was such a great lady and she leaves a huge hole in many lives. I wish I could be there in person but know I am there in spirit and I am so glad Trinity is able to be there with all the family. Cherish your memories and surround each other with love and support. I am praying for all of you for God's healing balm on your hearts. Love all of you ❤


DSM posted on 10/11/23

Rest Peacefully Mrs Judy


Irma Urbano posted on 10/11/23

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Judy who is at rest now with the Lord. May the Lord grant you peace and serenity at this difficult time of your lives. The Urbano family Francisco Urbano Jr. Ernesto Urbano, Gloria Urbano Irma Urbano


Celeste Serna posted on 10/11/23

Beautiful MS Judy, She was my Teacher, role model, mentor and then became my boss, But foremost and more importantly she became my dear friend. Ms Judy make an impact and changed my life. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of meeting her. Michelle, Ray and rest of her beautiful family, may God give you the strength and courage in this difficult moments. God Bless and may she rest in peace.


Arabella Garcia posted on 10/10/23

Michelle, May God comfort you and your family.


Natalia Bonugli posted on 10/10/23

You were a beautiful human being. Always teaching us and more than being a teacher she was a friend. I thank you Mrs.Judy for showing love to my family and me. For making laredo beauty college feel like home. I will always have you in my heart and remember you with your beautiful smile and warm heart. You were a beautiful human and now you became our beautiful angel. Rest in peace.


Valeria Gonzalez posted on 10/10/23

In memory of Judy Kay Rodriguez, Valeria Gonzalez lit a candle


Valeria Gonzalez posted on 10/10/23

Forever in our minds and hearts Ms. Judy!<3


Mary Peguero posted on 10/10/23

My condolences to the family. May God bless you and help you get through this loss. Mrs. Judy one of the greatest persons I’ve ever known. Thank you for everything for always having my back and supporting in school as well as an employee and as a friend. We will miss you. Rest in peace Mrs. Judy. ?


Jax Meadows posted on 10/10/23

In memory of Judy Kay Rodriguez, Jax Meadows lit a candle


Joe Valdez posted on 10/10/23

I would like to start by saying that you are the most sincere, warm hearted and strongest woman I've ever known you thaught me so many things il will always be forever grateful I will always have a place in my heart for you my beautiful suegra till we meet again in the next life I promise to take care of Michelle , Ray , little ray and Suegro in Jesus name I pray Amen ...❤️?