Sylvia Edna Medrano

September 25, 1942 - January 15, 2015
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Our loving wife and mother, Sylvia Edna Medrano, 72, born September 25, 1942, entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2015, with her family by her side.  She went beautifully and peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord.  Her life was devoted to her family and friends.  Edna was a person whose smiling eyes and infectious laughter brightened up everyone she came in contact with.  She was always there to lend a helping hand or speak a word of encouragement.

Actively involved in several organizations throughout her life, Edna relished the time she spent with her family and friends.  A loving mother and friend, Edna was quick to volunteer her time and energy and did it with a warm smile and caring manner.

Edna is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Ernestina Sanchez, sister: Elma Sanchez.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 54 years of marriage, Guillermo “Sonny” Medrano, her loving children: Melissa (Gerardo) Medrano Valle and Guillermo Medrano III (Nichole), her grandchildren: Joseph William Medrano, Victoria Valle, Lauren Ashley Medrano, siblings: Jesus Sanchez, Hector (Gloria) Sanchez.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services where a rosary will be recited at 7:00pm.  Funeral services will be Monday, January 19, 2015, departing the funeral home at 8:00am to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at 8:30am.  Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas (956)723-3611.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00pm

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 19, 2015

Time: 8:30 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral Mass at 8:30am

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 19, 2015

Time: 9:30 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: September 25, 1942
Died: January 15, 2015

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charlotte Compton Larson posted on 2/11/15

Dearest Sonny and Family, I cannot remember anyone with more spirit and love of our Class of 61! She was an icon, and beloved at Martin, and by all our classmates until the day she passed on to the loving embrace of our Lord. How I will miss her. God bless you, Charlotte Compton Larson


MaElena Montalvo de Ledesma posted on 1/21/15

Juan Manuel and I want to extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to Sonny and the Medrano family. We still remember just like yesterday our Martin High School days where we met Edna. She was always a dear friend, a life time friend...Go Tigers. We are more than positive that the Lord made a special place for her in heaven and all her worries and concerns are at peace. Rest In Peace


Leo Hernandez posted on 1/21/15

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the Sundays we spent at your home after church and of all the stories your dad told us as kids. You mother was always such an eloquent lady full of life. Again on behalf of my family my deepest symphathy. Leo Hernandez Jr.


Elia Trevino Canales posted on 1/20/15

Sonny and Family, My sincere Sympathy. Sorry, I was unable to attend the services, due to cataract surgery. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. I will never forget Edna, she was the greatest. I will contact you later. Elia T Canales, McAllen, Tx class of '61


Aurora Valadez Remy posted on 1/19/15

Sonny and family, My heartfelt condolences to you and family. Edna was a wonderful person- always had a smile on her face. Will miss her at our class of 1961 reunions- she was so much a part of them. Please know she is in my prayers as well as you and your family. Sincerely, Aurora Valadez Remy


MaElena Montalvo de Ledesma posted on 1/19/15

Juan Manuel and I want to present our condolences to the Medrano Family. Edna was a great friend since our High School days at Martin High (Go Tigers). Let us remind you that the Lord look around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyes and said "Peace be Yours." It broke our hearts to loose you, but you didn't go alone. for part of us went with you the day God called you home. Rest In Peace


Louis G. Brewster posted on 1/19/15

Sonny, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Mr, & Mrs. Raul Flores, Jr. posted on 1/19/15

Consuelo and I want to express our Most Sincere Condolences on Edna's passing. We shall miss her dearly; her life made all of ours happier by her constant smile and loving ways. Sonny, please know that she will be in our prayers. May our dear friend Rest in Peace in the presence of Our Lord.


Francisco Gonzalez posted on 1/19/15

I am so sorry to hear this news. She was another mother to me. I so wish I could be there with the family, please know you are in my thoughts, my mind, and my soul ....Always, Francisco


Ignacio & Hilda Longoria posted on 1/19/15

To: Sonny Medramo and family , please accept our most sincere and deepest sympathy. She is gone to serve our Lord God and Rest In Peace,but will always be remembered as her memories will stay with us.Sonny take good care of yourself and God willing we'll see you on our next class reunion.


Martin Magaña posted on 1/19/15

Melissa, My family and I would like to wish you and your family our deepest condolence. Your mother was the most wonderful and sweetest person I ever met at CPL; she always had a smile on her. She would take care of us at work like we were one of her beautiful children. I am blessed that I got meet an awesome lady. Martin


Pedro Rodriguez posted on 1/19/15

May You Rest in Peace . To your family please accept my condolences. We went to Lamar Jr High and Martin HS in the 50s.


Cesareo and Eva Porras posted on 1/19/15

We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on Edna's passing; She was a wonderful person and always greeting everyone with a ready smile. Thoughts are with you and your family.


Norma Alvarez Quintanilla posted on 1/18/15

I will always remember Edna as my life long friend and classmate and the glue that held our class of 61 together. Our bicycle rides as young girls. All the band practices and events, dances and how she always made everyone feel welcomed. It was not meant to be that we see each other before your passing. My flight reservations to see you were made for Jan 22nd. You will continue to be in my prayers and we will meet again with our Heavenly Father. Goodbye for now. Your friend, Norma


Monica Alexander Gonzalez posted on 1/18/15

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. May God bless and keep you close to Him . Pat & Diana Alexander and Monica Alexander Gonzalez


Jack Gilpin posted on 1/18/15

I would like to express my condolences to all of Edna's family. We were Martin High class mates (1961) together. I had several classes with her & she was always a great & kind person. Once a Tiger always a Tiger. Jack Gilpin


Ramon Lopez III posted on 1/18/15

My condolences to Sony Medrano, his children and to Edna's family . I will keep you in my prayers.


Guadalupe Padilla posted on 1/18/15

Our sincere sympathies to you and your family. We pray the love of God enfolds you during this difficult time. Lupe Padilla & family Wichita, Ks


Manuel and Cathy Padilla posted on 1/18/15

My condolence Cousin Sonny, Our Prayers for you and your family and My Prayers for My Cousin Edna, She is in the Arms of MY Lord Jesus My God and Our Savior. May She Rest in Peace. God Bless you Cousin Sonny. Manuel Meme Padilla and Cathy Padilla


Sandra Pappas Carabaza posted on 1/18/15

To the family of Edna and Sonny, please accept my condolences for the loss of your wife and mother. Regards.......Sandra Pappas Carabaza...Class of '61


Sandra Gutierrez posted on 1/18/15

My most sincere condolences to all the family. May God give you strength and peace during this time.


Kamel Shrek posted on 1/17/15

Our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow . May God rest her in Peace . The Shrek Family


Jose Luis posted on 1/17/15

Sonny My deepest condolences. Jose Luis


Norma A. Quintanilla posted on 1/17/15

Where do I begin to say all that is in my heart about Edna. Friends since childhood. Our mothers were school friends. Edna was all heart. Always with a smile and positive attitude. She was the glue for the Class of 61. Once a tiger, Always a tiger. We will miss you but know that you are now enjoying the rewards of eternal salvation. Our deepest sympathy to Sonny and their family. Norma and Ed Quintanilla


Lalo Rocha posted on 1/17/15

Our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to Sonny and the Medrano and Sanchez family. May the Lord give you strength during these difficult times, and May she rest in Peace with our Lord.