Olivia Del Refugio Herrera

January 8, 1934 - May 28, 2022
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Olivia Del Refugio Herrera, 88, entered into eternal rest on, Saturday, May 28, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo G. Herrera; children, Rogelio Herrera, and Sandra D. Mathers.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gilda (Juan Rodolfo) Benavides, Chris Herrera, and Olivia (Jose Ricardo) Velasquez; grandchildren, Esperanza (Joe) Muñoz, Rodolfo I. (Arianna) Benavides, Romel I. Benavides, Jennifer (John) Melvin, Santiago Varela, Samantha A. Herrera, Stephanie O. Herrera, Rogelio Herrera, Jr., Brianna L. Mathers, Isa (Joel) Piña, Cynthia C. Velasquez, Jose Ricardo Velasquez, Jr.; great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and other family and friends.

The family will be receiving guests on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will be officiated at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodolfo I. Benavides, Romel I. Benavides, Jose R. Velasquez, Jr., Rogelio Herrera, Jr., Carlos Herrera, Jr., and Jesus E. Dominguez.

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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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 8, 1934
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Died: May 28, 2022

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Carlos & Rose Herrera posted on 6/3/22

Chris, Olie, Gilda: So sorry- Olie was very special. May the echo of her laughter and beautiful memories brighten your days ahead. Love you all.


Carmen and Eric Spolar posted on 6/3/22

Our heartfelt condolences to Oli, Gilda, Chris and their families. Will miss her laughter and loving ways. We will always have you in our hearts but we will see you again. Rest In Peace Tia!


The Ford’s posted on 6/3/22

Gilda, Oli,and Chris, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories of Tia. She was one of a kind. Loving, giving and caring. Taylor, William and I are sending you all much love and light during this difficult time. She will always remain in our hearts. ????✝️?


Alma Lee Garza posted on 6/3/22

Primos Gilda, Chris, Oli and all the Olivia Herrera family, I am so deeply saddened by the loss of your mom, our beautiful Tia Oli. May your hearts be comforted by wonderful memories of her life. She was always the classy and gracious hostess and I will remember her for that. But mostly for always making my parents laugh so hard! She will be missed. God bless you all during this time of grieving. Love, Alma and Frank Garza


Ramiro Saucedo posted on 6/2/22

My condolences to all her family and friends. May she rest in peace.


Martha S Rubio posted on 6/2/22

Gilda, please accept my condolences on the loss of your sweet mother. She was an efficient, dedicated, hard worker for the school district for many years. She always had a smile and a wonderful laugh. May she now Rest In Peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Martha Salazar Rubio


Elsa Dominguez posted on 6/2/22

My most sincere and deepest condolences and solace to Gilda, Chris and Olivia " Olie" for the loss of your beloved Mother. Tia Olivia left us all with her humor and most unique laughter. I could be walking blind folded into a room and by hearing my Tia Olivia's laughter I would instantly recognize it an instant. The family gatherings with the elders, our parents, us then our kids. Unforgettable memories. Rest in eternal peace Tia.


Laura "Elsa" Dominguez posted on 6/2/22

Beloved Tia Olivia thank you for the wonderful memories you left us all with. May you rest peacefully. From Rudy, Elsa and George Dominguez.


Rick Velasquez Sr posted on 6/1/22

Losing a mother is a very difficult thing, and I know how close you were to her,… she took great care of her daughters, sons, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and grandchildren. And loved us all from the very start,… Grandma lived a long and productive life.,. Hun you took really good care of your mom until her very last breath,… I know you are heartbroken but rest assure Mom will be your forever angel,…Rest easy mi Suegra de Oro,…Love you


Maria and Ruben Rios posted on 5/31/22

In memory of Olivia Del Refugio Herrera, Maria and Ruben Rios lit a candle


Maria and Ruben Rios posted on 5/31/22

May her soul rest in peace and light forever. Wishing the the family peace and comfort, ?


Michelle & Kelly Goolsby posted on 5/31/22

In memory of Olivia Del Refugio Herrera, Michelle & Kelly Goolsby lit a candle


Mario Valadez posted on 5/31/22

From the Valadez Family, we give our sincere condolences to The family of Mrs. Herrera. May she Rest In Peace and May she be with our Lord and May she see her loved ones that went before her. Had the pleasure of being with her in different occasions and know that she lived life being happy and always on The upbeat, cheerful and always caring and smiling. that is how we want to remember her. Mario & Mandy and family


Gabby Paez DeLaPena posted on 5/31/22

My most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother! I remember your mom when she worked at Farias! It was my first year there and she was very nice to me! May she Rest In Peace! ??????❤️


Javier E Garza posted on 5/31/22

My Depest & sincere Condolences to The Family May She RIP


Mario A Herrera posted on 5/31/22

Condolences to all from Mario A. Herrera and family.


Thelma Gutierrez posted on 5/31/22

Please accept Our Most Sincere Condolences for the passing of your Beloved Mother. Mrs. Herrera was a lovely person with a beautiful sense of humor & contagious smile . I remember Her fondly & She will always be remembered by anyone who knew her . May Our Lord surround the entire Family during this difficult time of grief . God Bless you, Mr. & Mrs. Alex & Thelma Gutierrez


Gilda Flores-Saenz and Shielah Saenz-Bowman posted on 5/31/22

Tia Olivia was such a beautiful woman inside and out. She will forever be cherished in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers for children and grandchildren.