Teresa M. Vasquez

February 20, 1938 - December 31, 2023
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Our beloved mother, Teresa Vidaurri Vasquez, age 85, passed away on December 31, 2023 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon surrounded by her loving husband, Fernando, and her four beautiful children Fernando Jr., Martha, Hector, and Leticia.

She was born in Laredo, Texas to Guadalupe and Antonia Benavides Vidaurri on February 20th, 1938.  She attended Ursuline Academy and graduated in 1956. Upon graduating from high school, she worked for many years at the old Mercy Hospital under the Sisters of Mercy while attending Laredo Junior College.  She went on to earn her degree in Education from East Texas State University while raising her children. Upon earning her degree, she became a Vocational Education teacher and taught for many years Office Education at Nixon, Cigarroa, and United High School. She retired after 28 years of service.

“Teresita” as she was affectionately called, was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and dear friend. She dedicated her life to her family and selflessly gave her time to those that came to know her. She was a devout Catholic holding her God in her heart to the end. She was a loving wife to her husband, Fernando, who recently both celebrated their 63-year Anniversary. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and looked forward when they would come to visit. There was never a time that her house was empty of family.

Having been a strong woman of faith, one of her greatest fulfillments in her life was serving her Lord with the Cursillo Movement at San Francisco Javier Catholic Church under the spiritual direction of Father Manente, who she dearly admired. She sacrificed many early Saturday mornings by attending the “Sabatinas” at different local catholic churches.

Mom was a dear friend to so many people that crossed her path.  She looked forward to her monthly Birthday Club with her Ursuline Academy friends who kept in touch for so long, which was something to be admired by such a group of beautiful ladies. Mom loved her home and her beautiful garden, when not inside you would find her sitting in her patio admiring the flowers and birds, who she claimed would come to visit with her.

She was preceded in death by her parents Guadalupe and Antonia Benavides Vidaurri and her in laws Salvador and Josefa Vasquez.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Fernando and her children Fernando Vasquez Jr., Martha Cavazos, Hector (Norma) Vasquez, Leticia (James) Silva. Her beautiful grandchildren Fernando Vasquez III, Patty Ann Vasquez, Martha Chamberlain, Melissa Morales, Christopher Silva, Luther Silva, Sydney Silva, Linda Saldana, Crystal Ballesteros, and April Rizo. Her great grandchildren Camila Chamberlain, Dominic Chamberlain, JohnPaul Chamberlain, and Joaquin Alejandro Morales and her dearest friend Mrs. Rosario Cuellar whom mom considered as a “sister” to the very end.

The family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to Redeemer Hospice who provided compassionate care for our dear mother and her wonderful caregivers Fina, Sandra, and Lucy.

Pallbearers will be Nicolas Chamberlain, Joaquin Morales, Christopher Silva, Luther Silva, Jesus Rizo, and Mike Ballesteros.

Mom will always be remembered by her beautiful smile, friendly approach, and her encouraging words of spiritual wisdom. We Love You Mom.

The family will be receiving condolences on Saturday, January 6, 2024, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Funeral procession will follow to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 12:00 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date.

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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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, TX 78041

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: February 20, 1938
Died: December 31, 2023

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Graciela D Vda de Bernal (Agapito+) Pharr ,Tx posted on 1/14/24

Fernando Sr., lamento mucho el fallecimiento de Tere. Un gran ser humano con un enorme corazón siempre sonriente ayudando y haciendo el bien. Nunca olvidaré el gran favor que nos hicieron a mi y a mi familia Dios la tenga en su reino rodeada de ángeles 👼 como fue ella en este mundo, un Ángel terrenal. Mi corazón y mis oraciones están contigo y tu familia les mando un cariñoso abrazo con mi más sincero pésame. Siempre los llevaré en mi corazón 🙏🏻 Graciela


Cecilia Garza posted on 1/12/24

Dear Fernando and family, Please know that I am thinking about you. My sincere condolences. May your faith, family unity and cherished memories give you strength.


Elsie Garcia posted on 1/6/24

Martha, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a beautiful person. My condolences and prayers to all the family and may God give you the strength for this difficult times.


Angela Jasso posted on 1/5/24

Marty my condolences to you and your family. Tere was a wonderful lady and I’m so happy that I had the privilege of working taking with her. I know she is in a better spot lave and will always be looking after you. Stay strong my. 🙏🙏 Angela Jasso


JosieV.Lara posted on 1/3/24

Fernando and Vasquez Family, We send you our condolences for the passing of Teresa. May she rest in peace, and perpetual light shine upon her. JoseLuis, Josie, Joseph, and RebeccaJo Lara 🕊️🙏