Lucila Zuniga

January 27, 1948 - January 28, 2022
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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.

 

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Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

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1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: January 27, 1948
 
April 12, 2019
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Died: January 28, 2022

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Maggie Flores Alexander posted on 2/10/22

My heart is heavy with the knowledge that I will never have a chance to see Lucy again. She and I were young mothers and wives back in the seventies, when we, and our families, spent many happy times together. There was the time she and i went to Port Aransas to her Aunt Gloria's beach house with her kids and mine and had a great time. There was also the time she and I went to our first rock concert. It was to see The Eagles in San Antonio, and I still treasure the memory of our shared adventure. We sang along to all the songs and screamed our hearts out. There were, also, the many barbecues and dinners our two families enjoyed together. Unfortunately, at some point, our lives started to go in different directions. I started my college education, and she ventured into the business world. Through the years, I'd ask some of her relatives and friends about her, but, sadly, we never reunited. Believe me; that is a huge regret for me. But, my faith in God tells me she and I will see each other again. Maybe we'll even belt out a few of our favorite Eagle's songs. My deepest condolences to you, her beloved children and grandchildren. I know Lucy's spirit will live on in you.

 

Anel Robledo posted on 2/10/22

My most sincere and deepest condolences to the entire family.

 

Jorge Haynes posted on 2/10/22

Sincere condolences to Lucy’s family. A life-long friend. I watched Lucy grow from childhood to adult in a few short years. So many memories from being Best Man at her wedding to seeing her family grow first with Marta Christina, then Joey and Cordy. Lucy always found the good in people. She was the eternal optimist, always focused on a brighter future. I lament we didn’t communicate over the last 30 years as I lost track of her. May you Rest In Peace as you pass to the next chapter in your journey. Your legacy lives with your three children, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will always remember the beautiful lady with that infectious smile.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💐💐💐🌹

 

Barbara Zuniga Williams posted on 2/1/22

Luci, You will be greatly missed. A bright light and fun, loving person. Even though there was a span of 11 years between us we had such fun times when we were together. You offered your home for my sweet sixteen swim party. When some guys from Mexico came to visit me, you opened your home and they stayed with you. We went out for dinner and had a great time. You always called me Barbie like my dad, Guillermo (Willie). Such a beautiful person inside and out has gone to be with our Lord. Love you so much! You may be gone but, your spirit and memories will be treasured always. Sending love your way to Joey, Cordi and Marta and family.

 

Adie & Johnny Tucker posted on 1/31/22

Our sincere condolences to her brother, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May your sweet memories of her bring you comfort. Hugs to all XOXOXOXOXOX Adie (Zuniga-Poncho’s) & Johnny Tucker

 

Rose Ryan posted on 1/31/22

Luci was such a delightful cousin, always joking around and so generous with her time...I can still hear her laughter in my head. She was always so much fun, as kids we always had such a great time, even though she was a few years older. Sunday dinners at Mama Conchita's were always a treat & all the cousins would get together & play games and enjoy each other's company. As we grew older, it was trips to Acapulco & Port A, where the fun continued as we'd play at the beach. I'll miss you, dear sweet Luci!!! Rest in Peace. Much love, Rose (Zuniga-Dent) Ryan

 

Tere French posted on 1/31/22

What a beautiful, ambitious, and talented soul. I’m so sorry for your loss.

 

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