Martin Cornejo Salazar

January 22, 1944 - March 19, 2023
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Martin Cornejo Salazar, 79, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 19th, 2023.  Martin was born and raised in la Hacienda ­­­­Horcones ” La Barranca”, Municipio de Lampazos, N.L. Mexico on January 22, 1944 to Alberto Cornejo and Maria Salazar.  He was the 3rd child of 9 children.  Martin began to work at a very young age to help his family and maintained a strong, loving relationship with all his siblings throughout his life.  He first came to the United States in 1968 and worked in Loraine, Ohio for some time.  He later returned to the United States to work a cattle round-up for Mr. Ernest M. “Buddy” Bruni, Jr. and what began as a one-time job evolved into a 40 year career as a Ranch Forearm for Mr. Bruni. Martin was an expert in cattle & ranch management. He was responsible, strong willed and faced life’s challenges with courage and faith in God.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alberto Cornejo and Maria Salazar, siblings: Raul Cornejo, Nolberto Cornejo, Teresa C. Lopez, son: Alberto Cornejo and Grandson: Alberto Cornejo, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Francisca A. Cornejo and children Martin Cornejo Jr., Rolando (Araceli) Cornejo, Irasema (Omar) Cantu, Antonio (Monica) Cornejo, daughter in law Brenda Cornejo, grandchildren: Abraham Antonio Cornejo, Rolando Cornejo, Jr., Sophia Isabel Cornejo, Ernesto Daniel Cornejo, Martin Cornejo, III., Brianna Cornejo and Omar Emmanuel Cantu. Also surviving him are sisters Catalina (Alfredo) Avila, Yolanda (Jose Maria) Marchan, Josefina Cornejo Concepcion (Dr. Alfredo) Freeze, brother: Eduardo (Maria Elena) Cornejo and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin will be greatly missed he had a welcoming heart, was always willing to help others, and eager to engage in conversation especially about his beloved Lampazos.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mateo Reyes and all his staff, Dr. Mohsen Mahani, Dr. Enrique T. Garcia, Dr. Joseph Camero, South Texas Primary Care, Attendants Ramona Jasso and Hortencia Davalos. We love you dad, your wisdom, advice, and stories will be cherished in our hearts, rest in peace.

The Cornejo family will be receiving guests on Friday, March 24, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  The chapel service 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: Friday, March 24, 2023

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: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Chapel Service

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 22, 1944
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Died: March 19, 2023

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Santiago y Ana Lamar Cruz posted on 3/24/23

Nuestro más sentido pésame para toda la familia


Rolando Gutierrez posted on 3/24/23

In memory of Martin Cornejo Salazar, Rolando Gutierrez lit a candle


Miguel and Elizabeth Zapata posted on 3/24/23

Many memories with Mr. Martin Cornejo. Him always joking my husband was held hostage at work. He always gave us wise parenting advice. We send our deepest condolences during this difficult time, may our friendship be a source of comfort and strength. May our Lord and savior have him in his eternal rest.


Irasema Cantú posted on 3/23/23

In memory of Martin Cornejo Salazar, Irasema Cantú lit a candle


Maribel Herrera posted on 3/22/23

There are no words to express the sadness for you and your family. Just know that my heartfelt sympathies are with you. Wishing the peace that passes understanding to all the. Cornejo family. May Mr. Cornejo Rest in Paradise???


Randi Villarreal posted on 3/21/23

In memory of Martin Cornejo Salazar, Randi Villarreal lit a candle


Juan And Ana M. Bustamante posted on 3/21/23

Our sincere Condolences to the Cornejo Family! Our children grew together and attended school together .We will always have fond memories of them, great Family always willing to help !Mr. Cornejo rest in Peace! We will so meet again! Praying for the Family , strenght and pease ! Mr.& Mrs Juan Bustamante and Family !


Mr / Mrs.Francisco De la Cruzo posted on 3/20/23

Our most sincere condolenses to the entire family especialy to his belove wife of many years together ....May he Rest in Peace ??


Ceci Marchan McGee posted on 3/20/23

My Tio Martin gave us many rides to Lampazos when we were teenagers! One time he had so much stuff and family in the pickup, he didn't have room for Yoli and me. But we really wanted the ride. He told us we could ride in the bed. It was super cold. But he made it fun. He threw some San Marcos blankets and pillows in the bed and off we went, Yoli, Memis, and I. We had a blast all the way over! Mi Tio Martin also loved my boys. In particular, he called Alex " el greñas" because he didn't like haircuts. He always asked me and worried about about them. When Angel left for basic training he told me to pray for him and to be proud that he was serving his country. The last time he saw me he asked me for both and he sent them his regards. He told me to remember they were mine for a little while, but they belonged to God. I'm gonna miss my funny, warm & wise Tio Martin.