Sandra Valls Banda

November 4, 1952 - December 10, 2020
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Nobody else held us so tight

Or made us feel so right

No one’s eyes shined so bright with love

As our mom, who is now high above

-Tamsen Butler

The world lost a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Sandra Valls Banda, 68 on Thursday December 10, 2020. Sandra battled cancer, but it never stopped her from giving out the best hugs or working hard to help others even while she battled so fiercely. Sandra died in her home surrounded by her husband Arturo Banda and children, Manuel (Erica) Pena, Sandra (Luis) Villarreal, Patricia (Alberto) Campos, Priscilla Banda, Bernadette (Joey) Medina, Grandchildren Michael (Dana) Pena, Brandon Pena, Kaycee Pena, Alexandria Villarreal, Luis Villarreal Jr., Adrian Villarreal, Alberto Campos, Isabella Campos, Daniel Campos and Sophia Moreno. She is also survived by many relatives that include brothers, sister, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law that she considered more like sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and close friends.

The family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Pena, Brando Pena, Luis Villarreal Jr., Adrian Villarreal, Alberto Campos and Daniel Campos. Honorary pallbearers are Gerardo Banda, Ray De Leon, Roger De Leon, and Filiberto Banda.

The family would like to give their utmost gratitude to Dr. Xavier Cantu, Dr. Mohsen Mahani, Dr. Antonio Santillan, St. Anthony’s Home Health, Altus Hospice and her nurses for all their care and attention, especially her nurse Vianca Cipriano who she loved very much and always believed in.

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: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Timeline for Sandra Valls Banda

Born: November 4, 1952
November 22, 2015
Thanksgiving gathering
Thanksgiving gathering
December 16, 2019
Christmas at Jett Bowl
Christmas at Jett Bowl
December 31, 2019
Halloween Visit
Halloween Visit
July 9, 1983
Prissy & Fili’s birth
Prissy & Fili’s birth
Died: December 10, 2020

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Juan & Christina Iniguez posted on 12/16/20

Tia, I have no words. I love you always. May you Rest In Peace. Watch over all your babies..


Rosa Rubio Castillo posted on 12/16/20

Our deepest sympathy for your loss from Rosa Rubio Castillo and family. There are not enough words to express what a great wife, mother, FRIEND, Sandra was. May she rest in peace. God's Blessings to "Banda" and all his children. I know for a fact that she will continue to guide and protect you as this was one of her greatest traits on this earth.


Domingo Dimas posted on 12/15/20

My Sincere Condolences to the family, RIP Sandra.???


Raquel Wheeler posted on 12/15/20

Lo Siento Mucho, mi mas sentído pèsame para toda la familia a quien ella adoràba, se fuè una gran mujer, pero deja una gran huella en el corazón de muchos de nosotros, pues fuè una mujer llena de Amor para dar y ayudar a los demàs, que Dios la reciba en su Santo Reyno, y descanse en Paz.. Amén ?????✝️?✝️?


Jose & Sonia Medina posted on 12/15/20

How do you say Goodbye to a love one? There are just no words to describe the endless thoughts of the shared times with a love one. We truly feel your loss. With that said, I pray to our Godly father who is an all Devine Living Energy Force which is all around us, in us and the entire universe, I say blessed be your existence and accept Sandra into your Devine care. Through your Devine Living Energy Grant her family health, love, and compassion. Grant them the ability to provide for their families all of their spiritual daily needs. Help them to learn to forgive those who have use negative causes, evil thoughts, or evil acts or have gone against all good against their family, or humanity. I ask to that we all may be forgiven for our own bad choices Loving God, lead us all away from all wrongs, protect us from all temptations, all evil paths & all sinful desires of our current world and grant Sandra the right to be by your side and in your loving care. Amen


Adriana Monsivais posted on 12/15/20

Mi más sentido pésame por el sensible fallecimiento de Sandra, una gran persona que tuve el gusto de conocer en el boliche y siempre de buen humor y muy risueña.También tuve el honor de conocerla como anfitriona en su casa por el festejo de una amiga en común... excelente persona en toda la extensión de la palabra. Ella siempre muy guapa y nunca triste por su enfermedad.... Un gran abrazo hasta el cielo Sandrita bella ??❤️y para toda su familia que ella adoraba y presumía, un gran abrazo y mis sinceras condolencias. QEPD ??????❤️❤️❤️


Sergio Gonzalez posted on 12/15/20

My deepest condolences to you and your family. May she RIP. ????


Lupita Mares posted on 12/15/20

Mi mas sentido pesame a la familia y que Dios le de la fortaleza que necesitan es estos dificles momentos,


Isabel Moncivais posted on 12/15/20

My childhood friend may you rest in peace. My condolences to Valls and Banda family.


Lydia Casarez Valdez posted on 12/15/20

My heartfelt condolences go out to all the Banda family. I will surely miss my Sista/Cousin presence as she was a truly lovable and kind person. My Sista always lending an ear. I will always keep my Sista in my heart as she was my confident. Sista Lydia and Valdez family. ? ??❤️


Roman Perez posted on 12/14/20

Rest In Peace Sandra !You were a great person , friend and most of all a wonderful mother to your kids and grandkids especially to your husband.


Rachel Andersen posted on 12/14/20

Condolences to the family from Michigan, Tio Arturo & Tia Bertha Valls and from first Cousins you've never met: Rachel (Andersen) from Nebraska, Denise (Chavez)from Texas, Art III, from Michigan & Yvette (Blanton) from Georgia. May you rest in eternal peace in the loving hands of the Lord.


Juan De La Rosa posted on 12/14/20

I want to extend my most sincere condolences to Arturo Banda and his family. God bless and may she Rest In Peace.


Yvonne Garcia posted on 12/14/20

Sandra, your mom was a hero and legacy to all who knew her. She had a heart of gold and she will always be remembered for her courage, kindness and dedication to her family and patients She impacted my life in the short time I knew her and it is very obvious where you get your strength and amazing work ethic from. May god hold in you in the palm of his hands as you grieve the loss of your wonderful mother... Yvonne Garcia


LUIS & Gloria Quiroz & FAMILY posted on 12/14/20



Judge Oscar Liendo posted on 12/14/20

My sincere condolences to the Banda and Valls Family. May she R.I.P. Prayers!


Edna Fuentes posted on 12/14/20

There are no words to express the loss of a very special friend to so many that were in need. She was always there to help and confort anyone in need. From my family to yours our deepest condolences. May you Rest In Peace. Laredo has lost a friend of the elderly and the sick.


Annabelle Venegas posted on 12/14/20

Meme Pena and family our deepest condolences to you and all your family. Homero and Annabelle Venegas


Oralia Z Martinez posted on 12/13/20

Our condolences to the family and may the perpetual light shine upon her. Blessings and may she rest in peace from Francisco and Oralia Martinez


Cindy Minnear posted on 12/13/20

What an honor to have known Sandra and to be called her friend. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers and may you feel the love and peace of Jesus


Mireya Mancha posted on 12/12/20

My Sincere condolences to the Banda family. May she Rest In Peace.


Annabelle Venegas posted on 12/12/20

Meme & Erica and family, our deepest condolences to you and all the family ?, Homero & Anna Venegas


Margarita Ramos posted on 12/12/20

En pas descase Sandra Banda de parte Margarita Ramos Pablo Ramos Dios te tiene con sus Angeles bien recbida gracias por todo lo que iso por nosotros te debemos muncho Gracias*****


Bibi Garza posted on 12/12/20

Manuel, May your Mom Rest In Peace! Love Marcela and Bibi.


Dr Xavier n Yolanda Cantu posted on 12/12/20

From the Yolanda and Xavier Cantu family we will miss Sandra very much She was a great friend to us. We will miss her greatly


Elva Boubel posted on 12/12/20

My most sincere condolences. Elva Boubel Bowling Friend.


Rafael and Anna M. Cortez posted on 12/12/20

Our condolences to the Banda and Valls families. May Sandra's soul Rest In Peace.


Veronica Gomez posted on 12/12/20

My deepest condolences on the passing of. Sandra. She was a beautiful person inside. And out. I enjoyed bowling with her and I am very saddened but I know she will be watching from heaven. I will miss her dearly.


Thelma Garza posted on 12/11/20

R I P Sanquitas, now your with our Angels. Your going to be truly miss . Mando & Thelma.


Roberto Mancha sr posted on 12/11/20

My condolence to all the Banda family from all the family of Roberto Mancha sr may she Rest In Peace. ????


Castañeda Family posted on 12/11/20

In memory of Sandra Valls Banda, Castañeda Family lit a candle


Castañeda Family posted on 12/11/20

Please accept our sincerest condolences. Praying for you and your family. With love, Rosendo & Yentl Castaneda.


Yolanda Ramos posted on 12/11/20

Sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all of us. I send my sincere condolences and prayers for family to pass this hard moment. She was a great friend. I was blessed to become her comadre. I sure loved her so much. She was a beautiful person. I cant explain my sorrow. God bless you I wish could be with you all. Sending my blessings.


Magdalena (Maggie) Gonzalez posted on 12/11/20

My most sincere condolences to the family of Sandra. We were good friends through middle school and kept in touch for a long time. May she rip ? ?


Rogelio De Leon posted on 12/11/20

Prayers and condolences to the Banda family


Ana Aguilar posted on 12/11/20

In memory of Sandra Valls Banda, Ana Aguilar lit a candle


Ana Aguilar posted on 12/11/20

In memory of Sandra Valls Banda, Ana Aguilar lit a candle


Aronell williams posted on 12/11/20

I’ve know sandra for several years.she was such a very special person always willing to help with whatever she could.she was so passionate about her work. Such a inspiration to us.I’m just heart broken?..even in her illness she was always positive and encouraging to the people around her..she will be missed..God Bless her, she’s at peace now.God is Good and her faith was strong..thank you to the Banda family for allowing us to share..??


Maricela Guardiola posted on 12/11/20

Nuestro más sentido pésame para toda la familia. Nuestro Señor Jesucristo le reciba en su Santo Reino y que siempre brille para ella la luz perpetua. Descanse en Paz nuestra querida amiga Sandra.


Erick and Veronica Rendón posted on 12/11/20

My condolences from our family to yours. May she Rest In Peace ??.