Mary Amelia Sveen Martinez

April 9, 1929 - June 7, 2017
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Mary Amelia Sveen Martinez, 88, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

She was the owner of Las Mexican Import, one of her enjoyment was the Washington Celebration party she hosted every year to raise donations for Laredo Animal Protective Society.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 15 years of marriage, Alejandro Martinez, children: Joann Sveen (Rick Charles) Rabideau, Donald (Betty) Orr, Alejandro (Ada Noelia) Martinez, Jr., Yvette (Gustavo) Flores, Manuelita (Ramon) Estrada, granddaughter: Nayely Estrada and other relatives.

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: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

The family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services chapel.

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:00 am. Msgr.James Harris will be officiating,  at Fred Dickey Chapel.

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.


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Born: April 9, 1929
Died: June 7, 2017

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Janice Hughes posted on 6/25/17

Mary and my son, Trey Hughes, were partners at LAS Imports for many years. She was a great mentor and friend to him. My father, John Fitzgibbon was a good friend of Leo and Mary and we all had great admiration for both of them. Mary was a smart, kind and hardworking person who ran a successful import/export business for thirty years. She loved animals and looked forward to the big fundraiser they gave each year for her favoite charity - The Laredo Animal Society. Each year good friends and customers gathered on the second story balcony of LAS Imports to share food and good times while watching the Laredo Washington Birthday Celebration Parade. We will all miss her happy smile and her goodness. She was blessed by Alex for the last 15 years of her life. He took good care of her. She was always so proud of her son Don. We send him our prayers at this time.


Homero Trevino Family posted on 6/13/17

I am so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace


Gaby posted on 6/13/17

Sentimos mucho la perdida de su ser querido por eso queremos compartir con ustedes el consuelo que Dios nos da mediante las escrituras. Por ejemplo en Revelación o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que "Dios limpiara toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no será mas, ni existirá ya mas lamento ni clamor ni dolor". Hechos 24:15 dice que "va ha haber una resurrección". Muy pronto nuestro amoroso Jehova Dios eliminará de la tierra para siempre y de una vez por todas toda la maldad y el sufrimiento incluyendo las guerras, el delito, el crimen, las enfermedades y hasta la muerte.


Jennie L. Reed LAPS Board Member posted on 6/12/17

On behalf of the Laredo Animal Protective Society (LAPS) I wish to thank Mary for her love of animals and the help she has given to LAPS through the years, especially for the parade-watching fund raiser she hosted for many years. For a donation to LAPS, donors could watch the grand George Washington Celebration parade from the second floor porch overlooking the parade route. Mary was a kind person and LAPS has many memories of this. She will be missed.


Jeremy Sveen posted on 6/12/17

Great lady. You will be missed great auntie no more Christmas phone calls give my love to great uncle Leo up there until we meet again love you. (Jeremy Sveen Winona Minnesota Great Nephew)


Jeremy Sveen posted on 6/11/17

So sorry for your loss she was my Great Aunt.