Nicole Lauren Pfister

January 14, 2001 - July 29, 2022
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Nicole Lauren Pfister
January 14, 2001 – July 29, 2022

Nicole Lauren Pfister is preceded in death by her grandfather Reynaldo Leal.

She is survived by her daughter Luna May Richards; partner Ian Santiago; mother Clarissa Leal; father figure Luis Garza; siblings Memphis Chavera; Dustin Chavera; grandmother Rosario Morales; uncle Reynaldo Leal Jr.; and aunt Krizella Leal.

Nicole Pfister was an honest friend, a special partner, a wonderful mother, and a loving daughter. Everyone knew she was present in the room because everything felt complete and brighter. Where there was a bowl of Ramen involved, Nicole was surely to be involved. Those who knew her well, remember her love for her family, friends, significant other, and daughter. We will remember Nicole for her beautiful perspective on life, growing faith, laughter, eternal smile, will to fight, quirky sayings, and selflessness when it came to the ones she loved.

Nicole had a special love for her family and friends, especially for her daughter Luna. Her family held her up when difficult times were present, and her close friends were there for her when she needed an escape from reality. She enjoyed her time listening to Elvis, Halsey, and Melanie Martinez in her baby blue Fiat she named Pearl as she sang along with Luna and Ian. She also enjoyed her time with her close friends trying new Ramen spots and having quality time with Luna. She loved taking trips to see Christmas lights, pumpkin patches, Fiesta Texas, and of course, Target. Nicole lived her life with purpose by advocating for other cancer patients and getting involved in college with an organization called “She’s the First.” Her story in “Team Nicole” touched the lives of thousands of people around the world. Nicole was able to experience finding true love with her partner Ian, being a mother to Luna whom she lived and fought for, and embrace the love of all her family and friends. Nicole was and is still truly loved and will forever be missed and will forever live in our hearts and memories.

As a show of appreciation, we cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm for Nicole’s Memorial Visitation with a 7:00 pm Church service. Continuing Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am followed by a farewell ride to TAMIU before the Interment continues to the Laredo City Cemetery. We will commemorate the life of Nicole and pay tribute to her legacy.

Live streaming will be available.

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: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laredo First Assembly


6103 N. McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Laredo First Assembly


6103 N. McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: January 14, 2001
Died: July 29, 2022

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Hannah posted on 9/12/22

Sweet girl x


Diana Martinez posted on 8/20/22

Fly high beautiful Nicole. ??? Love Diana Mtz and Family.


Joanna Jimenez posted on 8/19/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Joanna Jimenez lit a candle


Joanna Jimenez posted on 8/19/22

Rest in peace.


Donna Wantz posted on 8/19/22

My sincere condolences to Nicole's family and friends. I never met Nicole in person however I followed her on Facebook from her early teen years. Never have I seen a more courageous young lady. She endured so much in her short life. Rip Nicole! You were so loved and definitely will be missed by all! Sending thoughts and prayers to Nicole's beautiful family. Thank you for sharing her and her journey throughout the years. God Bless!


Nayda F. posted on 8/18/22

Rest in peace Princess ??


Tiffany Tellerday posted on 8/18/22

Rest in peace nicole


Tracy posted on 8/18/22

You can shed tears that she is gone, Or you can smile because she lived, You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her Or you can be full of the love that you shared, You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she is gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on, You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what Nicole would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. I have followed your journey from Australia as I have 4 daughters around your age . I send love and prayers to your amazing mother Claire, daughter Luna ,BF Ian your grandmother family & friends RIP Nicole ? ?


Donna Wantz posted on 8/17/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Donna Wantz lit a candle


dan boyer posted on 8/15/22

followed her battle on fb may she rest in peace


Jessica Salinas posted on 8/15/22

From all of us here at San Antonio Asthma & Allergy Clinic would like to send our deepest condolences for your loss. We will continue to pray for your family during this difficult time. Love, San Antonio Asthma & Allergy Clinic Dr. Hrncir, Ms. Vernoica NP, Joann, Jessica, Ashton, Maria, Selina, & April.


Claudia Gonzalez posted on 8/14/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Claudia Gonzalez lit a candle


Claudia Gonzalez posted on 8/14/22

Our condolences to you and your family Claire we will keep you all in our prayers be strong for your boys n granddaughter..??


Susan johnston-day posted on 8/13/22

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your brave,courageous beautiful daughter. She inspired so many people with her determination. I know she is happy and healthy with our lord and savior Jesus Christ. The world is less brighter without her in it but heaven gained a beautiful angel.


Stella Eliano posted on 8/13/22

My sincerest condolences to Nicole’s Family. I have followed Nicole’s story and what a beautiful soul she was. May she Rest Peacefully in Heaven. She is missed by so many.??????


Paula Hartsock posted on 8/13/22

I've been following Nicole's for years. May the Lord embrace your entire Family in love and comfort ????????? God Bless ??????


Lisa higham posted on 8/13/22

Nicole was a very sweet and loving young lady she is deeply missed but never forgotten


Diana posted on 8/13/22

Rip beautiful Nicole ? you were a true warrior. Fly High Angel ? My Condolences to the family, Luna & Ian??


Sally Anderson posted on 8/13/22

Oh Nicole may you rest in love. You will truly be missed here on this earth. You will always be in my heart Nicole. I'm praying that God will ease the pain that your family is going through. Please continue to watch over your family and friends here on earth. May the Lord be with you. As the song goes, I hope your Dancing in the sky.


Teresa Maria Catalina Rodriguez posted on 8/12/22

I battle with depression. I started following Nicole since her first battle. She was a beacon of strength. Following her story gave me strength. I offer my sympathies to all who loved her, but I know that isn't enough. There aren't words that can take away the pain. I do hope it brings tou comfort in knowing how many lives she effected. She created such a huge ripple in this world and will NEVER be forgotten. Her strength with continue to help others. Prayers for all her loved ones.


Mary posted on 8/12/22

While no words of condolences or sadness can make up for the void that you feel today and for many days to come, please know that you have so many of us that dearly loved your daughter and granddaughter and that we are praying for you both as well as Ian. Nicole was a true hero in every sense of the word and I know that you will never let her legacy die. Please accept my sincere condolences and please stay in touch with so many of us as we will continue to follow your journey. Much love to you all


Esmeralda posted on 8/12/22

My Condolences to the family and friends. Rest in paradise Nicole ❤️??


Oscar Ramos posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Oscar Ramos lit a candle


Heather posted on 8/12/22

I’m sorry for your loss, I’m a Facebook follower. She was a beautiful girl, praying for all of you


Shelly posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Shelly lit a candle


Tami Cosgriff posted on 8/12/22

My sincere condolences to you, Luna, Ian, the boys and Grandma. Nicole was beautiful (from what I seen on #team Nicole), big hugs for you all from Australia


Donna Brown posted on 8/12/22

So sorry for the loss of beautiful Nicole, she was one of my members on Teddy's Angels from over 10 years ago , such a beautiful young lady ,who we will all miss , but with my group Teddy's Angels she will never be forgotten, always in our hearts forever , may the Lord comfort your heart in this time of need ,


Cristina Boneu posted on 8/12/22

My condolences to your lovely family and loved ones .. may your memory love forever through them.. RIP Butterfly


Cristina Boneu posted on 8/12/22

Prayers for your soul Nicole .. rest now princess fly with the butterflies ..


Aletha Hall posted on 8/12/22

I never meant Nicole in person, but followed her journey. She always had a beautiful smile, and her strength inspired me. R I P beautiful angel!!


Abby Garza posted on 8/12/22

My heart aches knowing this beautiful soul is no longer with us. My condolences to Nicole’s family and loved ones. Luna, your mommy was a strong woman and loved you with everything she had. She will forever be remembered and loved by so many people. I only knew Nicole through the Facebook page and I regret no being able to meet such an amazing human being. She touched my heart. May she Rest In Peace. You will be very much missed!! #TeamNicole


Yvette Matice posted on 8/12/22

Claire, No words can convey how truly sorry I am. Nicole was beautiful inside and out. My deepest condolences to you, Luna, the boys, grandma, and Ian.


Gina posted on 8/12/22

May Nicole rest in eternal paradise and may God continue to watch over her beautiful family ?


Cher Hill posted on 8/12/22

My heart and prayers go out to Nicole’s family and friends. Luna, you look exactly like your mommy and I am so happy her legacy will live on. I knew Nicole only through the Facebook page. She touched my heart. We will always be Team Nicole. ❤️?


Marcy posted on 8/12/22

I never knew Nicole in person but I feel like I lost a friend. I’ve been following Nicole for many years. I was glad to to see less updates when she went into remission, that meant she was good. I’d see the ocasional beautiful posts about pregnancy, graduation etc…then all of a sudden it was notification after notification and I knew …….. I prayed and prayed . Bless Luna, and all of you during this trying times . My condolences


Miriam Garcia posted on 8/12/22

May you RIP Nicole my condolences to the family ?


Shan posted on 8/12/22

Nicole was a fighting inspiration to many people. Having fought for so long and so hard we can take comfort that she is no longer in pain but soaring with angels. Thank you for your life and for using you're life the way you did. As a cancer survivor I can just say that we know what it means to live life to the fullest and I will continue to do that every day for my daughter and husband. Fly high angel. You will be missed.


Amy posted on 8/12/22

Your story inspired me. Strength and love kept your spirit alive for the rest of the world to fall in love with you. Thank you Nicole your life meant something. You left a legacy with Luna and she will love you forever. Send your family signs often kiddo and thank you


Eddie Bailey posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Eddie Bailey lit a candle


Sian posted on 8/12/22

Beautiful Nicole will never be forgotten. She was a living Angel on this world. My sincere condolences ❤️ Hugs, love and light. Sian ?


Nikki posted on 8/12/22

RIP Nicole, spread your wings and fly high. Condolence to her mom, daughter, partner and grandmother. Love from South Africa


Jessica Ramirez posted on 8/12/22

My deepest condolences to Family Pfister and Family Leal. ? Rest in peace beautiful Nicole. You won the battle. Cancer didn't won you you where a strong warrior who fought till the end. ??


Jessica Ramirez posted on 8/12/22

My deepest condolences to you and your family. ? Rest in peace beautiful Nicole. You won the battle. Cancer didn't won you you where a strong warrior who fought till the end. ??


Alice Rico Gonzalez posted on 8/12/22

I'm so sorry for your loss. I never met Nicole but I followed her journey on FB. She had a beautiful smile and you could see through her eyes her beautiful soul. May she rest in peace and may she send comfort to her family from above because she is a beautiful angel.


Amanda Olivares posted on 8/12/22

Rest in peace beautiful ??


Marcos posted on 8/12/22

So sorry for your loss.. God bless all of you and especially baby Luna


Marcos posted on 8/12/22

So sorry for you loss.. we were all pulling for her but God called her home. I guarantee she will be waiting for you all with open arms when that day comes… God bless all of you and especially baby Luna


Amanda posted on 8/12/22

Nicole You are forever team Nicole ❤️ We will miss you always ! Even tho I never met you of your family I feel like I did because I followed you since the first time you were diagnosed ❤️ my condolences to Your mommy , Luna and family !


Peter mosher posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Peter mosher lit a candle


The Burchett Family posted on 8/12/22

Heaven is just a little brighter today ✨ All of our Love and condolences,


Michelle R McNulty posted on 8/12/22

I just wanted to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I don’t personally know you as I was just a follower of Nicole and her journey through Team Nicole. She was a fighter and the true definition of a wonderful human being. My heart breaks for you and I mourn along with you. May God bless you all with peace, strength and comfort.


Ale salazar posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Ale salazar lit a candle


Ale salazar posted on 8/12/22

I love you Nicole i wont ever forget about you. I hope your watching over us taking care of our crazy butts! Thank you for everything, thank you for being a great friend anyone could ask for i love you forever my angel ?


Melissa Moro posted on 8/12/22

Watching Nicole fight the biggest battle was light I never knew someone could have. Nicole was so strong a true fighter. She lived her life to the fullest didn’t let anything take her down. She was smart, funny and full of love. I will miss you Nicole. Thank you for being an amazing friend. Rest easy beautiful


Kerri posted on 8/12/22

I have followed Nicole’s story from the beginning. She had such a fierce will to live. I am heartbroken for Luna and her entire extended family. She will not be forgotten.


Amparo Garza Loera posted on 8/12/22

My deepest condolences to all her family. May the perpetual light shine upon her. RIP


Kimberly Ferguson posted on 8/12/22

I’m so sorry for your all loss I read your posts every time I saw them for a very long time I watched Nicole thru the good and the bad you all become like my family I know God is with you all at this horrific time I pray he continues to keep his hands on you all. Nicole was finally sit free from all the pain she had been enduring for so long she was a fighter.


Kelly wombwell posted on 8/12/22

R.I.P sweet Nicole , I followed your journey from the beginning . What an inspiration you were and will continue to be . You will live on through your beautiful girl Luna , memories of you will always be shared by your ma-ma , your brothers ,your grandma ,Ian and the rest of your family and friends . Sleep now beautiful girl ?


Ashley Baker posted on 8/12/22

Rest In Peace my beautiful friend ?


Debra shaw posted on 8/12/22

I never had the pleasure to meet Nicole in person,but we were friends on face book and correspondence by mail..she was a blessing in my life. My heart breaks for her loving family. Fly high sweet pea. I love you


Mandy posted on 8/12/22

Fly high beautiful Angel. You will never be forgotten❤️ Love from Australia


Rewa Murray posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Rewa Murray lit a candle


Krysta Wong posted on 8/12/22

In memory of Nicole Lauren Pfister, Krysta Wong lit a candle


D’Anna Elizondo posted on 8/12/22

You will be missed forever. I love you nicole. Rest easy, beautiful.


Amanda Evans posted on 8/11/22

Fly high beautiful ? butterfly. You were such a strong young lady.


Angelica Hernandez posted on 8/11/22

Rip beautiful Nicole you were a true warrior. Condolences to the family, Luna & Ian