Mireya Guajardo

December 25, 1935 - June 27, 2024
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MIREYA GUAJARDO, A LUCKY CHRISTMAS BABY  WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 25, 1935 TO GUADALUPE G. AND AURORA R. GUAJARDO.

SHE EARNED HER ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN 1960 FROM LAREDO JUNIOR COLLEGE. SHE TRAVELED ON SATURDAYS AND SUMMERS TO TEXAS & I IN KINGSVILLE, AND IN 1970 SHE EARNED HER BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION .

MIREYA STARTED HER CAREER AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. LATER , SHE TAUGHT AT ST. AUGUSTINE SCHOOL, HOLDING INSTITUTE, AND DAICHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. WHEN SHE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT , SHE WENT BACK TO TEXAS A & I UNIVERSITY AND EARNED HOURS IN MUSIC . SHE TOOK HER HISTORY OF MUSIC COURSES FROM NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. SHE WAS A MUSIC TEACHER AT OCHOA, TOMAS SANCHEZ, AND BRUNI ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. IN 1977, SHE TRAVELED TO SAN ANTONIO ON SATURDAYS AND SUMMERS TO ATTEND OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY TO EARN HER ALL – LEVEL LIBRARY SCIENCE CERTIFICATE AND HER LEARNING RESOURCE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE. SHE WAS THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN AT OCHOA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 10 YEARS. IN 1987 SHE WAS ASSIGNED TO J. W. NIXON HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS . IN 1997 MIREYA RETIRED FROM LISD WITH 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. FROM 1997 TO 1999, SHE WAS A LIBRARIAN AT ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL .

MIREYA WAS ALWAYS VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALETHEA SOCIETY FOR 35 YEARS. FOR MANY YEARS SHE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATON OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN. AS A MEMBER OF LAS DAMAS DE LA REPUBLICA DEL RIO GRANDE, SHE SUBMITTED SIX PATRIOTIC SCRAPBOOKS ALL OF WHICH RECEIVED THE GEORGE WASHINGTON HONOR MEDAL FROM

FREEDOM FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE. AMONG THE SPECIAL PROGRAMS SHE WAS INVOLVED FOR MANY YEARS WERE HONORING GOLD STAR MOTHERS , SENOR INTERNACIONAL, TEJANO ACHIEVORS,OUTSTANDING TEEN SCHOLARS, INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND TIGER LEGENDS . IN 1987, MIREYA WAS A GOLDEN APPLE AWARD NOMINEE AND WAS NAMED ” MADRINA OF THE J. W. NIXON LIBRARY ” . IN 2002 , SHE WAS AWARDED THE LULAC 12 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR HER SERVICE TO NUMEROUS PROJECTS FOUNDED BY HER BROTHER , PITIN GUAJARDO . SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE MUSIC MAKERS, A CHOIR MADE UP OF TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL THAT PERFORMED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR CONVOCATION.

WHEN THE DIOCESE OF LAREDO WAS FOUNDED IN 2000, LUPITA RODRIGUEZ , ELSA IBARRA, AND MIREYA WORKED ON THE ARCHIVES . SHE ALSO STARTED THE PASTORAL CENTER LIBRARY OF THE DIOCESE OF LAREDO WHERE SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ARRANGING BOOKS IN THE DECIMAL SYSTEM BEING HELPED BY LUPITA HOWARD AND DR.ELIZABETH ALFORD . SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE AUXILIARY TO LAREDO MEDICAL CENTER , WHERE SHE WAS A BOARD MEMBER AS WELL THE TUESDAY MUSIC AND LITERTURE CLUB AND THE VILLA DE SAN AGUSTIN OF LAREDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. MIREYA ALSO FOUND TIME TO MODEL CLOTHES FOR STEIN MART AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SEASON.

MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE TO REMEMBER ABOUT MIREYA WAS HER LOVE OF MUSIC. ALTHOUGH SHE PLAYED THE PIANO BEAUTIFULLY, SHE PLAYED BY EAR. SHE DID NOT READ MUSIC. THIS WAS DEFINITELY A TRUE GIFT !!! HER MUSIC ABILITY WAS COMPARABLE TO ANYONE WHO MASTERED THE SCALES OF MUSIC PAGES. SHE WAS A GENIUS WHEN CONSIDERING SOMEONE WOULD HUM A TUNE AND SHE PLAYED IT BY RECALLING MUSICAL NOTES FROM SPANISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSERS AS WELL AS BROADWAY MUSICALS .

GUAJARDO IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, GUADALUPE ROBERTO GUAJARDO AND AURORA REYES GUAJARDO; AUNT, VIRGINIA REYES AND COUSIN ESPERANZA REYES.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER BOTHER, GUADALUPE (PITIN) GUAJARDO AND NIECE, THELMA (MODESTO) ARAMBULA AND FAMILY, DAUGHTER, ESPERANZA “ESPY” (RICARDO) CASTILLO AND FAMILY;  NEPHEW, BRUNO GUAJARDO AND FAMILY.

NIECES AND NEPEHWS, ALMA PEÑA AND FAMILY, ESPERANZA PEÑA AND FAMILY, ROBERTO PEÑA, BLAS SANCHEZ AND FAMILY, MIREYA LARA AND FAMILY, LAURA GAYTAN AND FAMILY, MARIA DEL SOCORRO ZAPATA AND FAMILY AND ROMUALDO ZAPATA AND FAMILY; CLOSE FRIENDS, CECILIA SANCHEZ AND FAMILY, ARDITH EPSTEIN, PATRICIA VELA AND FAMILY AND ROSARY (CHAYO) VELA AND FAMILY.  MIREYA WILL BE MISSED BY HER MANY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. REST IN PEACE MIREYA.

THE FAMILY WILL BE RECEIVING CONDOLENCES ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2024, IN THE ANGELUS CHAPEL AT FRED DICKEY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES FROM 8:00 AM TO 10:00AM. A CHAPEL SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 9:30AM. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW TO THE CALVARY CATHOLIC CEMETERY.

PALLBEARERS WILL BE;  MODESTO ARAMBULA, RICARDO CASTILLO, RICKY CASTILLO, ALEX CASTILLO, BLAS SANCHEZ AND ROGELIO LARA.

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 WWW.FREDDICKEY.COM

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Address:

3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: December 25, 1935
Died: June 27, 2024

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Yolanda Garcia posted on 7/3/24

Our deepest condolences to Mr Pitin Guajardo, all relatives and friends of Mireya. Que brille para ella la Luz Perpetua. Descanse en Paz. Con mucho cariño y respeto Mrs Yolanda Garcia

 

Linda Mott posted on 7/2/24

Mireya was a devoted member of the Tuesday Music & Literature Club for many years, currently serving as Corresponding Secretary. She entertained us at our Annual Valentine Tea , playing the piano with an eclectic program of her favorite selections. We all loved her and she was a great role model for all of us. We will miss her! May she rest in peace.

 

Diana Quijano Tijerina posted on 7/2/24

My sincere condolences to her family and specially to her brother Pitin. She is now in the Glory of God singing with the angels resting in God's Paradise.

 

Mary Prevost posted on 7/2/24

To the Family of Mireya Guajardo with much love. It saddens my heart with the passing of Mireyita, as I fondly called her. Mireyita was my mentor, my friend, and a role example to all. Our time at Nixon High School were some of the best years of my life as I spent many hours in the library as a teacher. I would watch and admire Mireya for her knowledge of knowing where every book was located. I went on to become the Nixon Librarian and always tried to follow in her footsteps, which I never would be able to. Later, I also became a Laredo Medical Center auxilian and once again our paths met. It was not by chance but was destiny. I will miss her wonderful smile and beautiful disposition. She was truly a special person and will be greatly missed. Condolences to Pitin and all the family.

 

Betty Joseph Hernandex posted on 7/2/24

My sincerest condolences to Pitin and the family of such a sweet schoolmate from San Augustine High School. Will miss her dearly.

 

Sara Hernández posted on 7/1/24

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Sara Hernández posted on 7/1/24

My deepest condolences to The Guajardo Family and friends. I am so sad and heart broken to hear of Mireya passing 😞💔. I know that She will be miss very much by all of her family and friends. She has left behind a lot of good memories.🕊️ I had the pleasure of working with Mireya at the gift shop at Laredo Medical. It was always a joy to be around her.♥️♥️♥️ I will miss her be much but I know that God always takes the best to be in his side in Heaven. May she rest in peace in God arms.🕊️

 

James & Martha (Lopez) Pappas posted on 6/30/24

Dear Guajardo family, Please accept our deepest condolences on Miss Guajardo's passing. May her soul rest in peace.

 

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