Norma Lucila Zuñiga-Murray went to be in the presence of the Lord on January 28, 2022. Luci, as she was affectionately known, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members and friends at the age of 74. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, relative, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Alfonso J. Zuñiga; Grandmother, Concepcion Quiroga Zuñiga; Father Eduardo X. Zuñiga and Husband, Robert Lee Murray.
Luci was born in Laredo, Texas on January 27, 1948. She attended Ursuline Academy in Laredo, and Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas. She married Jose Antonio Dodier, of which she had her three children and later married her second husband, Robert L. Murray.
Luci enjoyed so much about life. She loved animals, the beach, and being in the water. She had many talents and ventured into many businesses and jobs. She owned and operated Perfectly Poised Etiquette and Modeling School together with a close friend, was a Store associate at Village Casuals and modeled clothing for Mall del Norte. She was part owner and operator of Pier 1 Imports, installed wallpaper in homes for interior decoration with a close friend, was a certified scuba diver, held dance and swimming lessons along with her 1st cousin Silvia Zuñiga and was a member of the Laredo Women’s City Club. She also worked for the office of former Texas Governor Ann Richards while living in Austin, Tx.
Luci also found so much joy being around family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved children so much that she donated much of her time and talents to the children’s orphanage in Chapala, Jalisco and was also a member of one of the women’s arts and crafts groups in that area, where she enjoyed living the last 15 years of her life.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Eduardo X. Zuñiga Jr; Children Marta (Bruce) Dodier Bluhm, Jose Henry (Yvette) Dodier, Cordelia (Kenneth M.) Dodier Salinas; Grandchildren Cristina (Antonio) Chacon, Amber Nichole Bluhm, Kimberly Anne Bluhm, Elizabeth Hope Dodier, Joseph Dakota Dodier, Lucila Cordelia Dodier, Brittany Mandalay Salinas; Ashley Ibarra; Great grandchildren Jayden , Nicolle, Zackary, Zaillie, and Romeo Jr, as well as other relatives and close friends.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, February 10, 2022. Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory (whether it be monetary, or time) to an Orphanage, Boys and Girls Club, or charitable organization of your choice.