Lucia Hynes Ornelas

April 30, 1931 - May 28, 2022
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On May 28, 2022 Lucia Hynes Ornelas passed away peacefully in her home in Laredo, Texas.

She was born in Laredo on April 30, 1931. She was raised in Laredo, went to St. Peter’s Parochial School and graduated from Martin High School where she was a cheerleader. She was also voted most popular at Martin High School in 1949. She was an avid dancer and studied under Maria Luisa Marulanda Ballas.

As a child, Lucia helped at the family bakery, La Bola. After graduation, she worked for Sames Motor Company, Southwestern Bell, and later for Vumore Company. She stayed with the company as it went through various changes until her retirement.

Lucia was a long time member of San Agustin Church before the building of the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge forced the family to move from their home on 502 Grant. She then became one of the original parishioners of San Martin de Porres Church. Lucia loved company and always welcomed family and friends to her home with coffee, food, and good conversation. She was affectionately known to her contemporaries as Lulubelle and to everyone else as Tia Lucy.

She adored her only daughter, Patricia Wade, and was a caring and supportive aunt to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Margarita Hynes Ornelas and Marin Ornelas.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers and their spouses, Fernando Hynes Ornelas (May D. Ornelas) and Alfonso Hynes Ornelas (Sylvia V. Ornelas; her sisters, Alicia, Maria Luisa, and Elena Hynes Ornelas; and her nephew, Fernando Hynes Ornelas, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann Wade and her nieces and nephews: Linda Gangi (Joseph Gangi), Maria Teresa Ornelas, Arturo Dominguez (Cordelia Zepeda), Maria-Luisa “Mary Lou” Ornelas-June (Raymond “Larry” June), Alfonso “Boyer” Ornelas (Adriana “Nani” Garcia) and Sylvia Ornelas Molina (Francisco “Kiko” Molina); as well as her grand nieces and nephews, Joseph Gangi, Jr. (Melissa Analy Vela), Aaron Gangi, Viviana June (Thomas Oldfield), Connor June, Alejandra Ornelas, Paloma June, Alfonso H.ynes Ornelas III, Ava Ornelas, Tatiana Molina and Natali Molina and her great grand nieces, McKenzye and Ryann Gangi and Marisol Oldfield.

A special thanks to her physician, Dr. Armando Garza, IV, and his staff as well as the care from the healthcare professionals at Altus Hospice Care.

A special thanks to her caregivers, Marta and Armando Lemus and Dora Mercado Lujan for their care and invaluable support to the family.

Visitation will be at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Drive, Laredo, TX 78041. A vigil will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5-9 p.m. A rosary will be celebrated at 7 p.m.

Memorial Mass will be at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. The family respectfully requests all attending Mass to please meet at the church. Internment will then follow at 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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Time: 9:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: April 30, 1931
Died: May 28, 2022

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Connie A Vela posted on 6/6/22

My dear Patty, My deepest condolences on the passing of your sweet, beautiful Mommy. You were a wonderful daughter always by her side taking good care of all her needs. Praying that the Lord gives you strength and peace through this difficult time. May she Rest in Peace. Love, Connie Vela


Delia sarmiento villarreal posted on 6/2/22

Patsy My deepest condolences to you and your family and may the Lord give you comfort ??? There are no words to ease the pain in the loss of a mother but know that she is rejoicing in Heaven and that you will forever hold all the wonderful memories in your heart. In my prayers friend and a phone call away ??????


Enrique and Martha Rubio posted on 6/2/22

Ms. Wade, Enrique and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mother. She was a wonderful woman and always had a kind word. Enrique recalls when he first met her and worked with her when the cable company was called Vumore. Once she retired she was able to enjoy life with the rest of the family and you her precious daughter. She was always very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. We now know that your mother is resting in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father. God bless you.


Margie Gutierrez posted on 6/2/22

Patsy, my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Adalberto and Lupita Jaime posted on 6/2/22

Pat, on behalf of my husband and myself receive our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. May you and your family find the peace and acceptance you need at this sad time. You are in our prayers.


Carmen Martinez posted on 6/2/22

Patsy, my most sincere condolences. It is a difficult time but know that your mom is resting and has joined her loved ones in heaven!! You’ve got an angel who will always watch over you!! My prayers for you during this difficult time!!???❤️❤️❤️


Ana Cecilia Barrera posted on 6/1/22

Dearest Patsy, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May her beautiful memories live forever in your heart. She is your angel in heaven and will watch over you always. I am praying for you and your family. Love & prayers, Ana Cecilia Barrera


Cordy Salinas posted on 6/1/22

Ms. Wade, My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. You are such a beautiful strong woman with a big heart, and so was your mother. May perpetual light shine upon her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Thelma Gutierrez posted on 6/1/22

It is with utmost sympathy that I express my heartfelt sympathy to Patsy and all the Family. Mrs. Ornelas was an incredibly beautiful person inside & out. She was an “aunt,” to all of us greeting with that beautiful Smile, kind gestures & always treating us as her Family. She will be sincerely missed, but never forgotten. May God grant everyone Peace & Serenity during this time .?? Thelma Gutierrez


Melissa Valle posted on 6/1/22

Patsy & Ornelas Family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Ms. Lucy. She was always so kind and caring. What a wonderful lady so many good memories. Your in my prayers at this difficult time. Sending love. Melissa Medrano Valle Georgetown, TX


Rosina Silva posted on 5/31/22

Patsy, condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you so much! Rosina & John Silva & Daughters ?


Sandra Alaniz posted on 5/31/22

Tia Lucy always made us feel like family. Hector and I are deeply saddened to hear of her passing. We pray for Patsy, Marylou, Boyer, and Sylvia to find comfort and peace??


Roberto & Jeanette Salinas posted on 5/31/22

In memory of Lucia Hynes Ornelas, Roberto & Jeanette Salinas lit a candle


Roberto & Jeanette Salinas posted on 5/31/22

Dear Patsy, We are so sorry to hear of your sweet mom’s passing. She was always so nice and welcoming.I too received offer of sweet bread and coffee when she was watching over the twins. Her kind heart and love for everyone she met was noted by all! May she Rest In Peace knowing that her work on earth helped and touched many lives. God bless you and your family! Lovingly, Roberto and Jeanette Salinas


Linda Gangi posted on 5/31/22

Tia Lucy…. En donde comienso? There are no words to express your loss.. I sit here and cry at your passing.. you are in the Arms of Jesus.. We will take care of Patsy.. descansa, Tia.. nosotros te cuidamos.. I love you, Tia❤️❤️❤️


Luly Rodríguez posted on 5/31/22

In memory of Lucia Hynes Ornelas, Luly Rodríguez lit a candle


Luly Rodríguez posted on 5/31/22

Our deepest condolences to Patsy & all the Ornela’s family. Marcela has sweet memories of tia Lucy. Hold her memories close to sustain your grief. Luly & Marcela Rodriguez


Laura Gutierrez Huddleston posted on 5/31/22

So many wonderful memories. My love and condolences to Patsy and the entire Ornelas family.