Lydia Flores

August 8, 1946 - January 22, 2024
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Ms. Lydia Flores, age 78, was called to be with the Lord on Monday, January 22, 2024.

Ms. Flores was born on August 08, 1946, in Laredo, Texas, to Cornelio (Maria Olivia Arambula) Flores, who preceded her in death. Ms. Flores is survived by her two sons, Rolando (Idalia) Flores Jr. & Aldo Ray (Cynthia) Flores. 6 Grandchildren, Alejandro Rene, Victoria Kristelle, Ricardo Javier, Estevan Enrique, Rolando Sebastian (Cassandra), Edgardo Emanuel Flores. 3 Great Grandchildren: Jacob Dylan Flores,  Emiliano Andres, & Ximena Anahi Martinez. She is also survived by her only Brother, Cornelio Flores Jr, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ms. Flores graduated from Martin High School in 1964 and attended Laredo Junior College. She was a devoted Catholic, serving as a Lector and Commentator and a member of the Guadalupanas and Catholic Daughters of the Americas at San Martin de Porras & St. Jude Catholic Church. She was also very active in family functions and community work, having served as PTA President at several schools and President of the Laredo City Council of PTA’s, where she was bestowed with the highest award of receiving a national life membership of PTA, as well as Mother of the year. During her tenure as council president, she brought Laredo a very high honor, receiving an award in El Paso, Texas, for being the best PTA committee in Texas. She received several awards from Governor Bill Clemens and Mark White for her involvement as an advocate, saving children from drug and child abuse. She founded the Texas War on Drugs in Laredo as a volunteer through the Governor’s office. She and her volunteers participated in more than 100 presentations during drug and alcohol awareness. They were a speaker at the National Convention of PTA in Washington, D.C. Her group received a National grant to continue providing presentations throughout Texas by writing a proposal and being one of the top 3 in the state. She had the honor of sharing a convention as a presenter, which the then First Lady Nancy Regan attended and Spoke. She was nationally recognized, as her Texas War on Drugs group was among the 5 top groups in the Nation. Her group pioneered President Reagan’s War On Drugs campaign internationally as she and her group were the first to present in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Ms. Flores was also honored by Las Mujeres as one of the top 10 ladies in our community for her involvement in the betterment of children. Ms. Flores worked for the LISD Community Action Agency State Department of Human Services and District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Flores also attended a White House Conference giving recommendations to Congress on Free Drug Schools.

During her tenure with the Texas Department of Human Services, she also provided presentations on Child Abuse to both School Districts. She did the McGruff puppet show for elementary schools to educate children on making good decisions and the consequences of bad choices, saying “NO” and drug and alcohol abuse.

Ms. Flores was a very devoted Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt. She will be missed for the beautiful writing of acrostic poems, having written more than 100 for friends and relatives, praying for the sick, and praying rosaries for funeral services.

The family would like to thank everyone who touched her life in one way or another for the words of encouragement when she was sick and for all the prayers said in her name

Thanks also to all of her doctors and nurses who would come to check on her at home, therapists who helped her, and her caretakers whom she loved very much.

The family will be receiving condolences on Sunday, January 28, 2024 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 Monday, January 29, 2024 from the funeral home to San Martin de Porres Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am.  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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2024

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: Monday, January 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 29, 2024

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: August 8, 1946
Died: January 22, 2024

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Janie Sanchez posted on 2/3/24

In memory of Lydia Flores, Janie Sanchez lit a candle


Janie Sanchez posted on 2/3/24

My sincere condolences to the Flores family. Her sons Roli and Aldo who she never hesitated to talk about with so much pride and love during our tenure with Tx Health and Human Services. Just as much talked about Yaya and her grandchildren at the time. May she rest in our heavenly father’s arms. Janie Lecea (Sanchez)


Annie Serna posted on 1/29/24

My deepest condolences to the Flores family. I worked with Lydia at the Department of Human Services many years ago and yet I never forgot her. Lydia always had a smile on her face. You never saw a different side to her no matter what was going on in her life. I am so glad I met Lydia Flores. May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.


Ruben/Esther Vidaurri posted on 1/28/24

You left the world a better place because of your life. Rest in peace now and thanks for all you did for us.


Gracie von Kriegenbergh (Chela) posted on 1/28/24

sending my deepest condolences to the whole family .Tia Lile was the most incredible inspiring strong woman I looked up to . Even though I was so far away I managed to sneak a message or her to me via facebook. She would light up a room with her smile and love . I just wished that we lived closer . Everyone that knew her and lived close to her were blessed to have her close. You will be grately be missed my dear Tia . May you Rest in Peace. Love for you forever.


Simona Castro and Family posted on 1/27/24

In memory of Lydia Flores, Simona Castro and Family lit a candle


Simona Castro and Family posted on 1/27/24

Our most sincere condolences to our Flores family . May she rest in peace , Sorry we could not be there , but she is always in our mind and our heart.


Elsa Galvan posted on 1/26/24

My sincere condolences to the Flores family. May she rest in heavenly peace. Prayers to the family . Sincerely, Arturo and Elsa Galvan


Juan Tenorio posted on 1/26/24

To the family of Lydia Flores. Sorry to hear about the passing of Lydia. Our thoughts and prayers for Lydia and family.. We were in LCC at the same time.


Leticia Gamino posted on 1/26/24

Our condolences to Rolando, Aldo and your family. May God bless you and your family with peace and comfort as you mourn for your loved one! 🙏 Holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers ❤️🙏 Love from: Leo M. & Eloisa Flores (tio Sonny & Locha), Letty Gamiño & Linda Cardenas.


Liza Garcia posted on 1/25/24

Roil and Idalia my deepest condolences to you and the entire family. Praying for you all during these difficult times. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼


Laura posted on 1/25/24

Aldo and Cindy, sending hugs and prayers during this difficult time. May God's love comfort you and your family. We are here for you , if you ever need anything, Love Gilbert and Laura Magana


ARMANDO FLORES LOPEZ posted on 1/25/24

Armando F. Lopez and fam. Our condolences and prayers now rest in peace with the Lord. .


Enrique Calvillo III posted on 1/25/24

I Will Miss You, Tia Lydia. My Heart Felt Condolences, Prayers, & Thoughts Go Out To The Family. Until We Meet Again, May You Rest In Peace.


Lizette posted on 1/24/24

My most sincere condolences to the family May Ms Flores rest in eternal peace she will be very missed 🙏❤️ 💐


Chris and Monica Chavez posted on 1/24/24

Our most sincere condolences to all the Flores family ✝️🕊️🙏🏼


Josephine Martinez posted on 1/24/24

My Condolences 💐 to Aldo & Roli and to the rest of the family. She may be gone ,but never forgotten. Ms Flores was a very loving and caring person who I had the pleasure of meeting and being her care taker. Ms Flores was never in a bad mood, I loved listening to her dreams when she woke up from her naps. You’ll dearly be missed Ms Flores 😢 ✝️✝️❤️❤️