Maria V. "Betty" Almazan

May 10, 1958 - September 24, 2017
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Maria V. “Betty” Almazan, 59, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on September 24, 2017.

Mrs. Almazan was excellent at every role- wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, educator and friend.  She started her teaching career at Nixon Annex in 1981 and then she taught at Cigarroa High School for 13 years.  In 1997 she went to Nixon High School where she was starting her 21st year.  Mrs. Almanzan was truly admired for the great education she shared with her students.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 22 years, Jose Angel Almazan; her son, Jose Enrique Almazan; siblings, Hilario (Gloria) Solis Jr., Jose A (Sylvia G.) Solis, Sylvia S. (+ Gerardo) Trevino, Ofelia (Narciso) Rocha and Roberto (Claudina) Solis; nephews and nieces, Hilario Solis, III, Sandra Garza, Jose Solis, Ricardo Solis, Marcos Solis, Michelle Vasquez, Dimitri Rocha, Roberto Solis, Vanessa Jimenez, Christina Rosas and Gino Solis.

The family will receive guests Wednesday September 27, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church.  Funeral mass will start at 9:30 a.m.  Inurnment will follow at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, TX 78041 (956)723-3611 you may leave condolences to the family online at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Divine Mercy Catholic Church


851 Topaz Tr.
Laredo, Texas 78045

Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Timeline for Maria V. "Betty" Almazan

Born: May 10, 1958
Died: September 24, 2017

Condolences for Maria V. “Betty” Almazan

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Lisa G. posted on 10/5/17

So sorry for the loss of Betty. My condolences to the Almazan family. May you find comfort in the "God of all comfort" 2 Corinthians 1:3


Elvia Ruelas Garcia posted on 9/30/17

To Almazan and Solis families I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest & heartfelt condolences. We grew up with Betty and fondly remember the good times we shared. During a short visit we had not too long, Betty beamed with so much happiness and pride of her son; I will never forget that chance meeting and of course, her beautiful smile and laughter. May memories of her and the love of family give you strength and comfort. God bless, Elvia


Love, Marc & Amy Castro- Lopez Class of 2006 posted on 9/29/17

May you all find peace in your hearts during this time. She was a great teacher and friend to us. We will never forget you. May she Rest In Peace.


Josie V Lara posted on 9/29/17

"Eternal rest,grant unto her,O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon her.May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace. Amen" Joe and Kike, Betty and I began our teaching career at Nixon Annex so many years ago. We also continued to work together at Cigarroa High. She was a lovely person, a hard worker, a faithful friend. We were all so lucky to have had her in our lives. God bless you.


Dee Ann Novoa posted on 9/28/17

So very sorry for your loss and hope and pray for strength for you and your son. Jose and Dee Ann


Nick Villarreal posted on 9/28/17

Almazan and Solis families My deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. May she rest in peace.


Alma Broze posted on 9/27/17

CTE family of LISD, my deepest condolences for the family from Mr. Dale and Alma Broze. Teacher at Christen Midldle .


Sara Bazan Willrodt posted on 9/27/17

It is terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Betty was a beautiful person and friend and she will be very much missed.


Norma A. Ramos posted on 9/27/17

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Mr. and Mrs. Andy Barrera posted on 9/27/17

May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.


Sylvia Gamez posted on 9/27/17

My condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Almazan at Nixon High School. She was a wonderful person. May she rest in peace.


Gabriel G. Gil posted on 9/27/17

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Mrs. Almazan was a great person, and she will live on in our memories forever. From the words of American poet, Maya Angelou, "A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again."


Priscilla & Anthony Sosa posted on 9/27/17

Our dear friend, Betty served as a leader and our Lord. Now he is in heaven close to God serving by his side


Priscilla & Anthony Sosa posted on 9/27/17

God welcomed Betty on this earth where she served our Lord and now he welcomes her into his kingdom where she rests in peace


Priscilla & Anthony Sosa posted on 9/27/17

God welcomed Betty into our lives on earth and now God welcomes her into his home. We will miss you, dear friend.


Ofelia Rocha posted on 9/27/17

Our baby sister is gone. You never said I'm leaving , you never said goodbye. you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts we hold a place that only you can fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God took you home. We miss you sister....your brothers and sisters


Deanne Conlon posted on 9/26/17

I'm so sad to say so long to my friend Betty. She was amazing.


Mayela Almazan Stuparitz posted on 9/26/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We pray the Lord will give you comfort on these difficult moments. We love you all. Mayela Almazan Stuparitz and Family


Juan Soliz Garcia posted on 9/26/17

My condolences to the Almazan and Solis families. I never met Betty but I know she is related to me. Her grandfather Melchor was the brother of my grandfather Pedro Soliz.


Cristina Gutierrez posted on 9/26/17

Our condolences to Betty's family, friends and colleagues. Betty and I were colleagues at Nixon High Scool and she was a wonderful and dear friend. I will remember Betty her fondly and will keep her and all of you in my prayers. Rest In Peace Betty. Cristina and Juan Gutierrez


Angela Jasso posted on 9/26/17

My condolences to the family and to all her relatives. I worked with Betty for many years at Cigarroa H.S. and we have very good memories of her. We were a family in the hall for Career and Technology and we loved every minute of it. Joe my condolences to you and your son. We have an angel in heaven and she will be protecting you and your son.


Rosalinda Contreras posted on 9/26/17

Mr. Almazan my deepest condolences may god give you and your family the strenght to cope with this hard times. i don't know what to say Sir theres no words may god bless you and your family always..


margaret Atherton posted on 9/26/17

My condolences to the Almanza and Solis family. Betty was a wonderful person. May she rest in peace. From the Atherton family


veronica cruz posted on 9/26/17

Mr. Almazan I'm very sorry for your loss she is resting in peace. And god received a angel in heaven may god give the strengh to continue in life. May god bless you and your family.


Amelia Rodriguez posted on 9/26/17

A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. We will miss our beautiful cousin who was like a sister to us. The sleepovers were most memorable, especially when we had a sleepwalker amongst the group. Heaven has gained an angel. Love you cuz! Give a hug to my dad-Tio Mando for me. You will always be in my prayers


E. Cerda posted on 9/25/17

My deepest condolences Mr. Amazon to you and your family.


Claudia Correa posted on 9/25/17

You will forever live in our hearts Tia Betty.