William "Dalton" Treviño

September 27, 1990 - February 13, 2019
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William “Dalton” Treviño

September 27, 1990 – February 13, 2019

On February 13, 2019, after a courageous four-year battle with metastatic colorectal cancer, Dalton was called home by his Heavenly Father. He was surrounded by his family. Dalton fought hard and waited for his younger brother Kenton to get to the hospital. Dalton went from Kenton’s arms into his Heavenly Savior’s arms.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.”

Dalton was born in Laredo, Texas on September 27, 1990 to William and Helen Trevino. Weighing 9 pounds and 4 ounces, he was definitely a keeper as his grandfather Oscar J Zuniga would say!

Dalton loved music! It’s a wonder because his father, Bill, played his 12 string guitar and sang songs like “House at Pooh Corner” to Dalton when he was still in Helen’s womb.

Dalton was immediately surrounded by four older siblings. DR, Jojo, Greg and Mandalay took a liking to their new brother. Dalton was the little prince and was often argued over by tios and tias on who would get to hold the guero. But 2 ½ years later, Dalton was dethroned by his little brother Kenton Dale. Vamanos!

Throughout his elementary school years at De Llano and Amparo Gutierrez, Dalton excelled in reading and had a photographic memory. He also played sports including flag football, basketball, and baseball. His best sport however was swimming. He made it to regionals in his junior year. Practices were usually early in the morning, so swimming was a short career by Dalton’s choice.

Dalton’s passion was music. He began taking guitar lessons with his father Bill. He was a quick learner and soon took off on his own. He also took piano lessons from Ruben Vargas. Dalton excelled in piano! Eventually, when he went to United Middle School, he signed up for orchestra. He volunteered for the standup bass guitar. Again, Dalton excelled and eventually made 2nd chair regionals in 8th grade.

When Dalton turned 15, his family moved to the Paul Young Ranch. This was great because Dalton loved the outdoors, and he loved all of his primos who lived at the ranch. Fishing was fun, but campfires and shenanigans were awesome! Dalton also picked up and became a good skateboarder.

Dalton went to United High School for two years, but transferred and graduated from Alexander High School in 2008. He had so many dear friends from both schools.

After graduating high school, Dalton moved to Austin with his cousin, Billy Hrncir. Billy went to the University of Texas, and Dalton went to Austin Community College. They roomed together for one year and figured they were better cousins than roommates!

Dalton also went to the Recording Conservatory of Austin and received a two-year certificate. Although, he had a passion for music, he also had a passion for computers.

Dalton then worked for Best Buy for four years. He was on the Geek Squad and became a computer tech whiz. Dalton spent this last year after he felt good enough to work as a Help Desk Technician at IT Freedom in Austin, Texas.

Dalton kept his faith, and he continued to battle. Then God brought Nelly Lillie into his life. Nelly served in the U S Army and was going to college at Texas State in Round Rock. They began dating and fell in love. Dalton continued his battle with two different treatments. In October, 2018, Dalton and Nelly visited Billy and Rochelle Hrncir in Puerto Rico. Dalton proposed to Nelly and she said YES! They committed their hearts to each other. Nelly continued her devotion to Dalton when things got bad at the end of Dalton’s life on Earth. She loved and cared for Dalton like nobody else could. She stood by his side and was there with him when he went to our Father’s arms.

The Treviño family and Nelly want to thank Doctor Robert Askew of Austin Texas, Doctor Michael Kasper of Texas Oncology and Staff (especially Marilyn and Pat), Dr. Jordi Rodan and Dr. Tori Miller of MD Anderson and their staff.

We thank Dr. Cory and his staff at Seton Williamson hospital for their delicate and beautiful care for Dalton his last few hours.

Finally, we want to thank so many family and friends who prayed for Dalton. Your prayers were heard. Although he was not healed in this earthly life, he never lost faith because of your prayers. Thanks to the Burkhalter Inn, Porter Inn, CBP employees, Zuniga tias and tios, primos, and the Lillie Family. Special thanks to Tio George and Tio Beto for their support.

The Trevino family and Nelly also want everyone to know that Dalton is a hero. He was asked from the beginning of his treatments if doctors performing biopsies of his tumors could take extra samples for research. Doctors explained that the extra samples could help save lives in the future. Dalton hated needles but loved people and agreed to the extra biopsies.

Dalton was also comforted in his last days by beloved pets, Roscoe and Mishka, and he had a lifelong love of animals and compassion for all living things. Anyone wishing to honor him could choose the charity he had chosen instead of a wedding gift registry – Laredo Animal Protective Society, www.petadoptlaredo.org.

Left to cherish his memory are his Parents; Bill & Helen Trevino, Fiancée; Nelly Lillie, Siblings; David Richard Cortez (Dafne) III, Normandy (Kip) Porter, Gregory (Samantha) Cortez, Helena Mandalay Cortez, and Kenton Dale (Bianca) Trevino, Paternal grandparents; Franisco & Lavonia Dale Trevino, Furbabies; Roscoe and Mishka, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests, Monday, February 18, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm. On Tuesday February 19, 2019, departure will be at 9:00 am to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Kenton Treviño, Gregory Cortez, David Cortez III, Billy Hrncir, Lorenzo Laurel, Kip Porter, Richard Mendez, and Tony Flores.  Honorary pallbearers are: Thomas Foster, Hunter Burkhalter, Wyatt Burkhalter, Bill Hrncir, Paul Zuniga, Arthur Zuniga, George Juarez, and Beto Gutierrez.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, TX 78041 (956)723-3611.  You may leave condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 18, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Memorial service at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, TX 78041

Departure at 9:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 9:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: September 27, 1990
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Miriam A. Meyer posted on 3/7/19

Dearest Bill and Helen and beloved family, My heartfelt love and prayers are with all of you.Bless William, he is at peace. All my love, Miriam A.Meyer


George L. Hachar, Sr. posted on 2/26/19

San Juanita and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. May you take comfort in knowing that Dalton's work on earth is done. He's home now.


Lilli soto posted on 2/23/19

Bill and Bucca I am so saddened to hear about your son. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you. Very sincerely Lilli Soto


Alfredo Vidaurri posted on 2/20/19

My sincere condolences to the Trevino family. God bless.


Rocio Rodriguez posted on 2/19/19

Dear Bill and Buca, Receive our heartfelt condolences. Bless you on this most difficult day. Prayers for all from the McCoy Rodriguez's.


Mario M. Vidaurri, Jr. posted on 2/19/19

Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mario, Cristina and Mariela Vidaurri


FranK Escobedo posted on 2/19/19

Dear Bill, Helen, Kenton & family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of sweet, dear Dalton. We were heartbroken at the news but thankful in the knowledge that he now sits at the right hand of our Father Jesus Christ. We are left to cherish the many memories of our sons Dalton, Andrew and the ever present Billy H as they grew up and played together during their youth.. Please know that you remain in our thoughts and pray for comfort during this difficult time. The Escobedo Family - Frank, Rosaura, Andrew, Alex and Abram


Robert E Garza posted on 2/19/19

Dear Bill and Helen, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son. The immortal spirit returns to where it came from and we return there too someday. Love never ends and connects to those who have gone before us. I see you at work and never imagined or heard about your son. Knowing that your son has returned to celestial music shall comfort us all. Respectfully,


Adriana De Los Santos posted on 2/18/19

Mr. Treviño, I would like to express my condolences to you, your wife, and your beautiful family. I am praying that God grants you peace and strength during this difficult time. May God bless you always.


SOO CHIN TAN posted on 2/18/19

Mike and I are shocked and saddened to hear of your loss of Dalton. Marcus was devastated when he found out he just lost his best childhood friend. Dalton is always like a son to me. We love him so much. We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. I ask for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived.


Tiffany Wong posted on 2/18/19

My deepest condolences to your family and friends during this difficult time. Dalton was so loved by everyone who knew him. I am so honored to have known him in orchestra and in swimming. He was always the life of the party. He will be dearly missed. ❤️


Sylvia Bruni posted on 2/18/19

Dear Bucca and Bill, I am so sorry that I wasn’t able to attend Dalton’s service. I am in San Antonio and actually thought his memorial service was scheduled for tomorrow evening. I had planned on being there w/you, having returned to Laredo by then. I did not have the privilege of knowing your precious boy but knowing you both I can understand why he was so beloved. He had you as his parents. I know the grief that comes from losing a child, having suffered the loss of two grandchildren. But I also know that there is comfort to be found in our faith and in the love of one’s family and friends. You have an abundance of both and these will be your constants through the dark days. Know that I love you both, my “kids” ... and that my prayers and affection join those of your many friends and family. Sincerely, Sylvia Bruni


Nydia Garcia posted on 2/18/19

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Trevino, On behalf of all the Botello family, we extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet Dalton. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Eduardo Botello & Family


S Gossett posted on 2/18/19

My sincere, heartfelt condolences to the family, for the loss of your beloved son/ brother. I know my words can’t change anything, and can do little to ease your pain, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your heart and help you heal. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ) May His promise at John 5:28,29 of an earthly resurrection and the end of suffering and death bring you comfort during this difficult time.


Daniel Cheung posted on 2/17/19

Dalton was a great friend. He always brought laughter and happiness to everyone he interacted with. We grew together, played silly games today. However it was due to these silly games we were able to connect. We had a group chat to talk about our game dragonball dokkan. It allowed us to be ourselves and of course nerd out and it was because of Dalton that I am who I am today. I will truly miss you buddy....


Stephanie Jones posted on 2/17/19

You will forever live on in our hearts and in our thoughts.


Bruce B. Blake posted on 2/17/19

Billy and Bucca , Anna and I wish we could be there. So sorry for your loss. We love you all so much. Always in our thoughts.


Steve Bonnell posted on 2/16/19

Bill, my Heart goes out to you and your family. GOD BLESS YOU my friend Steve Bonnell


Frank Del Corral posted on 2/15/19

My deepest condolences to the Treviño family. I remember Dalton in the youth group of LFA. He was always superstar. Even at a young age- people would cling to him and listen to everything he had to say. What a joy he brought to this earth. Although his time here was short- he definitely left his mark everywhere he went. ❤️


Guillermo and Sally Gonzalez posted on 2/15/19

Dearest Trevino Family, we were so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your precious Dalton. We are with you in prayer. May he now be dancing with his grandparents, and has seen the face of Jesus. God bless you all.


Georgina Shockley posted on 2/15/19

this is from all the shockley family our thoughts and prayers are with the trevino and all the gang at the ranch we are all saddened by the news but we know that he is in the Lords arms and he is totally and completely healed in jesus name. We Love you and miss you. from the shockley clan.