Sylvia S. Salinas

May 31, 1932 - September 4, 2021
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Sylvia S. Salinas

May 31, 1932 – September 4, 2021

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

Our beautiful Mom, Sylvia S. Salinas, at the age of 89, was called by our Lord. Her charm and energy are now lighting up the heavens as they delighted us on earth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramiro Sanchez and Verena G. Sanchez, and her loving husband, Rogelio Salinas.

She was a wonderful and devoted mother to Sylvia Rebecca Chapa (Pedro Chapa Aguirre✝️), Linda Guajardo Salinas (Tomás Javier Guajardo), and Rogelio Gerardo “Jerry” Salinas.

She was a loving grandmother to Pedro Chapa Salinas (Jennefer del Río), Alejandro David Chapa Salinas (Marcela Gallegos), Eduardo Patricio Chapa Salinas, Tríana Rebeca Chapa Salinas (Reynaldo E. Flores Peña), Daniella Guajardo Arellano (Andre Arellano), and Gabriella Guajardo (Mehrad Sadeghpour).

She adored her great-grandchildren Pedro, Greta, Ariane, Julieta, and Reynaldito.

Her beloved family also includes sisters Elba S. Ramos✝️ (Servando Ramos), Delia S. González (Israel González), Marta S. Galvan (Agustin Galvan✝️), and brother Ramiro Sanchez, Jr. (Aimee Meyer), and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends who will forever miss her.


Visitation with Family

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Fred Dickey Funeral Services

5:00 – 9:00 PM

Laredo, TX


Funeral Mass

Monday, September 27, 2021

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

10:00 AM

Laredo, TX


Memorial Mass

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

2:00 PM

San Antonio, TX

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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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: May 31, 1932
Died: September 4, 2021

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Kurt Kraus posted on 7/29/22

My condolences to the family, and especially Jerry. Mrs. Salinas was a wonderful and thoughtful person.


Alma Bustamante posted on 10/12/21

My heart goes out to Ms. Sylvia Salinas family. Your mom was a lovely lady that I enjoyed having conversations with when I worked at the Laredo County Club. I just found out about her passing. Prayers are with you.


Hector Farias posted on 9/26/21

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Sylvia. She was a very charming and gracious lady. I remember always seeing her with a beautiful smile on her face. As a Customs House Broker, I had occasion to work with her when she worked with the U.S. Customs Service. She was known to go above and beyond the call of duty and was highly respected in the international trade community. But most of all, I enjoyed discussing Laredo's history of which she had extensive knowledge. May our prayers bring you comfort during this time of grief full well knowing that many others are also praying for your family. Love, Hector and Diana Farias and Family


Meme, Olivia Bravo & Family posted on 9/26/21

My dear, smart Sylvia, my life long friend, I will miss you..our hour-long talks .! My heart was so sad when I learned you were no longer with us, but I know you are up in Heaven above for sure! My sincere condolences to your family. May God bless them always!


Margaret DePiore Neiheisel posted on 9/25/21

She was my beautiful gracious Texas mom who treated me no less than family. She loved to go out and play cards and be with her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was everything. To the beautiful Guajardo, Chapa and Salinas families, I send my deepest condolences for your great loss. She loved you and was loved so much and she lived a beautiful life.


Sylvia Curiel Thompson posted on 9/24/21

What a beautiful lady she was & is… I remember going to our girls club volleyball tournament in Las Vegas together. Sylvia was so fun & energetic & just a joy to be around. We had such a great time with her! What a true blessing your mother was❤️ I shall keep her and your beautiful family in my thoughts & prayers…


Mariangela Holliday posted on 9/23/21

Dearest "Amiga," I remember the many Friday and Saturday nights that we spent with you and Rogelio. We spent many an evening playing cards and going out for dinner. You always had apple pie ready for Bob's dessert after our dinner. Those were the days, my friend! I once had two people to call on May 31, my brother Javier and you. I know you have now joined your loved ones. God bless! My deepest condolences to you, Becky, Linda, and Gerry. Your mother was such a wonderful woman. She was always willing to help everyone that she knew. Sylvia will be missed by the many, many people that she knew. Although we didn’t see one another at the end, she will always be one of the dearest, kindest friends I ever had. Sincerely, Mariangela Holliday


Sally Gonzalez posted on 9/15/21

Dearest Salinas family, I don't get the paper any longer and did not know of your mother's passing until this morning. My most heartfelt condolences to all of you. She was such a dear lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I even had the pleasure of seeing her while on a cruise which start a new topic for us to talk about .... how much we loved cruising. I pray that she is at rest, and that you find peace in knowing that she was loved and admired by so many.