Sylvia V. Holguin

September 21, 1945 - June 21, 2014
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Mrs. Sylvia V. Holguin was born in Laredo, Texas on September 21, 1945. She entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the age of 68. Mrs. Holguin was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and longtime educator.

Sylvia had an unwavering faith in God and passion for life. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Elysian Social Club, Princess Pocahontas, Alethea Society, and numerous other civic organizations. Mrs. Holguin is remembered fondly by everyone she met as a loving, kind, and strong lady of faith.  She devoted many years to education and served in the roles as teacher, diagnostician, assistant principal, and principal. Her last years were spent as the owner/director of Kingdom of Learning.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Simon and Jesusa Velasquez. Left to honor and remember her love are her husband of 48 years Jesus Holguin, Jr., her children Jesse (Belinda) Holguin, Samuel Holguin, Gabriel (Patricia) Holguin, and Monica (Ruben) Calles. Also, left to cherish her memory are her beloved grandchildren: Krystal Anne Fish; Kiana, Izabella, and RJ Calles; Jacob Holguin; Carina and Carissa Holguin; and Renee Holguin, brothers, sisters and many other relatives.

The family will be receiving guests Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services where a rosary will be recited at 5:30 pm by the Catholic Daughters of Americas Ct. 1989, Saint Mary Magdalene and a vigil for the deceased will commence at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am.  Interment will then follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041 (956)723-3611.For your convenience you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at


The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude for all the prayers they have received.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 5:30 pm and  vigil at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Funeral Mass at 10:00 am


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Born: September 21, 1945
Died: June 21, 2014

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Emma Perales Gonzalez posted on 8/13/14

She is finally home and in God's loving arms.


Bertha Reyes posted on 6/30/14

My deepest condolences for your loss! May the Lord comfort you in your time of Grief and Sorrow. I knew Mrs. Sylvia Holguin for many, many years. She was a Great Lady!!! I am very saddened for her passing. May She Rest In Peace!!!


Wendy Nunez posted on 6/27/14

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a beautiful soul. Always smiling, always willing to help out anyway she could. Please know that your family is in our daily prayers.


Martha (Hilario) Hernandez posted on 6/27/14

To Holguin & Velasquez Families of Sylvia V. Holguin, My deepest sympathies on the passing of Sylvia, a dear friend of the Tranquilino & Josefa Hilario family. Her parents & my parents were old, dear friends for many years. As the youngest of the Hilario girls, I came to know Sylvia, Mary, & Chela. I was very sorry to hear of Sylvia's passing. She was a lady with a beautiful personality & a smile on her face whenever she saw you. May God grant you all the strength to go on. My prayers are with you.


Minerva Rodriguez posted on 6/26/14

I remember Sylvia from school and college. She was a wonderful friend with a great disposition..always warm and friendly with everyone. That is how I will remember and miss her. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God is with you.


Sally and Guillermo Gonzalez posted on 6/26/14

Dearest Mr. Holguin, and family, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sweet wife and mother, and grandmother. Sylvia was always ready for a good party, she loved to have fun, she had a huge heart, and great faith. We pray that her faith will stay behind with your, and help you everyday to find strength. She trusted in the Lord, and inspired so many others to do the same. She, and all of you, are in our prayers. Sally and Guillermo Gonzalez


gilberto & yolanda rios posted on 6/26/14

Sylvia will always be remember in our daily prays.


Veronica A White posted on 6/26/14

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I know exactly how you feel as I too just lost my mother on 6/11/14. I remember her so well from when I was a little girl and all the happy times she, Mr. Holguin, and my parents Memo & Ana Garza shared, I wish we could all relieve those days. I know she will be greatly missed by all of you but she is in a much better place and the best part no longer in pain. I last saw her at Monica & Mike Gallagher's wedding, beautiful & elegant as always. May she rest in eternal peace.


Araceli Garcia Velasquez posted on 6/25/14

I am so sorry for the lost of my tia . We are from Dallas. We remember her as a wonderful and beautiful,caring tia . We send you all our deepest sympathy from the bottom of our hearts. Tia we will always remember the kindness and love you offer us when you would come to Dallas.She is in a peaceful and a better place with my parents + Matias ,Josefina Velasquez, and Our grandparents.R.I.P Tia Sylvia. Love the Garcia Velasquez Family.


The Garza Family posted on 6/25/14

We very saddened by the news of Mrs. Holguin’s passing. Mrs. Holguin was a very special lady and loved by everyone who knew her. We will always remember her glowing smile, beautiful nature, passion of giving to others. We treasure all of the memories we had with her and all of you!! Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your families. With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember Mrs. Holguin, Mr. Santiago & Mrs. Diamantina Garza Yesenia, Jimmy, and Ericka


Hilda Gonalez posted on 6/25/14

My deepest sympathy,when someone you Love becomes a memory,the memory becomes a treasure.


Jose D.Ortiz Gloria l. Ortiz posted on 6/25/14

Con profundo dolor enviamos nuestras condolencias y nuestro agradecimiento por todo el apoyo brindado a nuestras hijas como directora de la Escuela San Agustin Elementry, y como patrocinadora del evento Blanco y Negro de Laredo Tx. Gloria Teresa Ortiz, Alexandra M. Ortiz y Daniela M. Ortiz, la recordaremos por siempre.


Gloria Davila posted on 6/25/14

I am deeply saddened to read about Sylvia's passing. Now that I finally retired, I had been meaning to give her a call and find out if she was vacationing to Las Vegas or somewhere else. She was my dear friend who would invite me to join her group and visit certain beautiful places. I haven't been to those places since. I have very fond memories of the times that we worked together, vacationed, etc. She always had a gentle smile and positive attitude. Even though I had not talked to her since I left Laredo, I will certainly miss her. My condolences, prayers, and love are flying to her family.


Martha H Palacios posted on 6/25/14

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife/mother, my family andI remember Mrs. Holguin fondly. Our prayers are with you. The Family of Antonio Silva


Teresa C. Marcos posted on 6/24/14

My deepest condolences to the Holguin Family. Mrs. Holguin will de dearly missed. May She rest in Peace and Comfort in the Arms of Our Lord Jesus.


Dr. Lupita Cortes posted on 6/24/14

My condolences to the family. Prayers your way. Will always remember Sylvia as a person who was always a JOY to be around. Blessings to ALL the family.


Leticia C. Garza posted on 6/24/14

My condolences to the Holguin family. Mrs. Holguin was Special Education Supervisor during my time spent at L.I.S.D. She was very professional and also the sweetest and kindest person I have ever met. I was blessed to have worked under her leadership. May God bless your family and give you much needed strength during this difficult time.


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Rosanne Palacios posted on 6/24/14

I am sorry for the loss of your mom. I feel as if I've know her my entire life ... part of the Ryan/LISD family I grew up with. She was always kind and patient with all. You are all in my prayers. As you grieve your loss may you find comfort in knowing she is in a place for more beautiful and peaceful than we can ever imagine. Rosanne


Connie Vela posted on 6/24/14

Monica Calles & Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Sincerely, Connie Vela, LISD


Rosa, Elva and Thelma Martinez posted on 6/24/14

Our deepest condolences to the Holguin family. Mrs. Holguin will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace and comfort in the arms of our Lord Jesus.


Veronica "Loni" Laurel Garcia posted on 6/24/14

Our deepest condolences to the Holguin family. She was a very sweet lady, always smiling warm welcoming. She will be missed, heaven was missing an angel. Our deepest sympathy to you all.