Martha Elena Cuellar

February 5, 1940 - December 13, 2023
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Veronica Marie Cuellar
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Our beloved mother, Martha Elena Garza Cuellar, age 83, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.  “Marty” as she was affectionately called, was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.   She dedicated her life to her family and selflessly gave her time. She was a loyal daughter to her mother Olga Garza, driving her to church and other activities daily.  She was a devout Catholic, and a loving wife to her husband, Roberto, and a dedicated mother to her children.  She was very active in all her children’s scholastic and extracurricular activities.  For years she volunteered with the PTA, numerous church organizations, and was always quick to offer rides to anyone, without hesitation.  Her cheerful disposition and kindhearted spirit was infectious. Marty graciously opened the doors to her home providing meals and wise words of advice to all her nieces, nephews and friends.  She was the “favorite” aunt and in her later years, an affectionate grandmother to her grandchildren. She will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roberto Cuellar, parents, Sabino and Olga Garza, brothers, Sabino “Chago” and Carlos Garza and her fur-baby Pixie.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Roberto “Bobby” Jr. (Cynthia Lorena) Cuellar, her loving daughter and caregiver Veronica Marie Cuellar,  Ricardo D. (Norma) Cuellar as well as her grandchildren, Mark Rory Barrera, Daniella Cuellar, and Roberto “Bobby” Cuellar III, her sisters, Rosa Garza Cantu, Anna Garza (Esteban) Ramos,  Judith Garza Gutierrez, and Sylvia Garza Palumbo,  as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 18, 2023 from 5pm to 9 pm with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral Home located at 1320 Trey Dr.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to Doctor’s Hospital staff who provided compassionate care to our mother. A special thank you to Dr. M. Haber and staff, Dr. Arthur Santos, Dr. Rafael Deliz, Dr. Carlos Cigarroa, Dr. Andres Garcia Zuniga and staff, Marco Vela FNP and Ron Meza FNP and nurses, Hector Ponce, Cynthia Schwartz, Veronica Procasky, Kimberly Tijerina and La Esperanza Home Health.

Pallbearers will be Roberto “Bobby” Cuellar, Jr.,  Ricardo D. Cuellar, Ricardo “Bobby” Cuellar, III., Carlos Garza, Jr., Pete Cantu, J.J Ramos, B.J. Palumbo and Javier Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearer will be Mark Rory Barrera.

Marty will always be remembered by her genuine smile, service to others and her favorite expression “It’s Cool!”

We take comfort  knowing  she is now in Heaven basking in the rays of eternal life!

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: Monday, December 18, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Time: 9:30 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: February 5, 1940
Died: December 13, 2023

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Julio & Kristina Del Bosque posted on 12/18/23

Mark, grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts and I know your heart is full of your grandmother's love. May her love continue to comfort you during this difficult time. We have so many memories with Marty that we will treasure in our hearts. Grandma was an amazing human. Ronnie, we will always remember the special times we spent with Marty. She was a pleasure to be around when I was growing up, and we will miss her dearly. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Veronica Marie Cuellar posted on 12/16/23

God, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me The BEST MOTHER a daughter could ever ask for!!! MOM, I am and will be FOREVER grateful to GOD for giving me the privilege of caring and serving you, my beautiful mother, all these years!!!! It has been the MOST rewarding, joyous, fulfilling experience in my whole entire life!! What an honor it has been to wake up with you, bathe you, eat with you, watch movies with you, tucking you in every night, but most importantly, to spend my every day with you!!! I will MISS YOU---- your essence, your laughter, your quick wit, getting Whataburger/cheetos for you late night, going to church, going to the park, going to the movies.......YOU were just not my mother---YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND!! My heart is broken but I know that you are in heaven with our dear Lord---You are finally Walking again--- no wheelchair!! Praise God!!! Mom-- thank you for all the love, time and sacrifices you made to make me the woman I am today!!!! I am so PROUD to have had you as MY mom!!! We will be together again!! I LOVE YOU, MOM !!!!!!!!!!


Margie Soliz my heart goes to you and all your family in this difficult time. My condolences to you and all your family. May she rest in peace posted on 12/16/23

In memory of Martha Elena Cuellar, Margie Soliz my heart goes to you and all your family in this difficult time. My condolences to you and all your family. May she rest in peace lit a candle