Yolanda Farias Pelaez

April 22, 1946 - March 20, 2019
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Yolanda Farias Pelaez, 72, was called to the presence of our Lord and entered into everlasting rest and peace on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Yolanda Pelaez will always be remembered as the first (and only) graduate of Laredo Beauty College’s Inaugural Class of 1965. In September of 1966, one year after her graduation, she opened Yolanda’s Beauty Salon, and successfully managed to stay in business at the original location for over 52 years. As time has passed, her clients have stayed true and loyal as they walked in and exited through her salon doors with beautiful and unique hairstyles. Yolanda was a true artist of her trade and shined brightly through her wonderful talents. She not only made everyone look and feel gorgeous, but made lasting memories with family, friends and clients that will live on forever.

Ms. Farias Pelaez is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Isabel Farias and her brother, Juan Farias, Jr (Mandy).

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Maria Isabel (Christopher) Cabello, Monica Y. Campero and Juan Manuel Pelaez; grandchildren, Christin Cabello, Adrian Cabello and Sebastian Cabello; husband, Valente Pelaez; siblings, Teresa Ramirez, Rosario Arzamendi, Irma (Alfredo) De Los Santos, Cleotilde (Reynaldo) Palos and Roberto R. (Mari) Farias; sister-in-law, Minerva Farias, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be Monday, March 25, 2019, at San Luis Rey Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will start at 8:30 am.  Pallbearers will be Alfredo De los Santos Jr, Cesar De Los Santos, Javier Arzamendi, Gerardo Arzamendi, Ricardo Arzamendi, Reynaldo Palos Jr, Johnny Farias Jr, Gerardo Ramirez, Manuel Arzamendi Jr. and Anthony Coe.

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: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary: 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 8:30 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church


3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral Mass: 8:30 am

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: April 22, 1946
Died: March 20, 2019

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Lichita Morales Dromgoole posted on 4/9/19

I am very sorry for your loss. I was very shocked to hear of her passing. She is in a much better place, with our Lord Jesus Christ. May she Rest In Peace.


Amelia Uralde posted on 3/30/19

My dearest Yolanda, it hurts to see you gone my friend, I will always treasure those many, many memories that we lived together while I worked for you (way back). Rest in peace, you gave it all to your family and very little to yourself. I know Our Lord received you with open arms. You will always have a place in my heart. My condolences to all the Farias/Pelaezfamily??❤


Idalia Ali posted on 3/29/19

My most sincere condolences Mippy and Monica on the loss of your mom. May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her. Arturo and Idalia (Yaya) Ali


Luis Javier Montoya posted on 3/25/19

My most sincere condolences to the family. I met Yoli at MHS back in the day-class of 64. RIP Yolanda, old friend.


Aida Mendoza posted on 3/24/19

Greatly will be missed such a nice person to have known most of our lives since high school always had time for all her friends. GOD takes the best !!!!


Yolanda cantu posted on 3/24/19

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sister, mother, grandmother. Treasure all the memories of great times spent with her. I will always remember the great times we (yolanda, pite, and I) had while growing up. Love you. Yolanda A. Cantu


Rolando and Jody Perez posted on 3/24/19

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Rolando and Jody Perez from Charlies Corona


Adriana De Los Santos posted on 3/24/19

Rest in Peace, Tia Yolanda. Praying for you all everyday. May God place his healing hands over you all and grant you strength and peace during this difficult time. Love you all. He heals the brokenhearted. He bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3 ICB My God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 NIV


Francisco Martinez posted on 3/24/19

My condolences to the Pelaez and Farias families. I am sorry I can't be with you, but please receive my most sincere condolences for the loss of a great and kind person. Her friendly smile will always be remembered. Celebrate the memories. My prayers are with you.


Cruz Salinas posted on 3/24/19

My sincere condolences & prayers to Yolanda’s beautiful family. Yolanda was filled with love & compassion for every person she encountered. Always smiling & knowing what to say to make us feel welcomed. May she Rest In Peace. ??? Cruz Salinas & Family


Sylvia Lopez Garcia posted on 3/23/19

I knew Yolanda as a good friend and co-worker. My condolences to all her family. I truly was blessed to know Yolanda as friend and to know all the family. I will never forget my good friend. My prayers for her and all the family.


Rosa Angon posted on 3/23/19

Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful mother....our prayers are with the family thru this difficult time Alfredo and Rosa Angon n Family


Sylvia Lopez Garcia posted on 3/23/19

I knew Yolanda as a good friend and co-worker My condolences to all her family. I truly was blessed to know Yolanda as a friend and to know all the family. I will never forget my good friend. My prayers for and all the family. Sylvia Lopez Garcia and family


Jennie L. Reed posted on 3/23/19

My heartfelt condolences go to the family of my dear friend Yolanda. Time spent with her and her entire family was so much more than a "beauty shop" appointment, for me and for all of her clients. She and her sister-in-law Mari and her mother whom we all knew as Chabelita, plus the cheerful appearances of her brother Bobby made it a happy time for us all. There was always delicious food that never needed a reason for appearing. I am sure I speak for all of her long-time clients who feel the same. Rest in peace, dear friend. Jennie Reed


Elvira G. Jaimez posted on 3/23/19

May you Rest In Peace prima. I love you.


Debbie and Tony Buzzitta posted on 3/23/19

In memory of Yolanda Farias Pelaez, Debbie and Tony Buzzitta lit a candle


Debbie and Tony Buzzitta posted on 3/23/19

Our thoughts and our prayers are with the family and to you Mippy, we love you.


Louis Longoria posted on 3/23/19

It has been many years since I last saw you, but I have many fond memories of you and the fun I had in your salon when we would visit. Rest in peace my sweet tia and God Bless.


JUANITA VASQUEZ-ORTEGA posted on 3/22/19

Yolanda graduated with me from MHS and she was the most beautiful person inside and out. Never in all the years did she deny me hugs and greetings especially when we would see each other at Las Maquinitas. Angelica Ramirez truly lost her best buddy. RIP Yolis you are in a better place ❤️❤️❤️


Sandra Ruiz posted on 3/22/19

May your mom Rest In Peace. & May the Lord give you strength. In Jesus Christ name I pray amen ?


Claudia Ramona Elizondo and Yolanda Adela Contreras posted on 3/22/19

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May God be with you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Antonio & Yolanda Elizondo Sr. posted on 3/22/19

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Gloria Flores Villarreal posted on 3/22/19

Sincerest condolences to the family. May the beautiful memories with Yolanda through her lifetime help you cope with her loss ..May God Bless !!


Wendy González posted on 3/22/19

May she Rest In Peace


Self Family posted on 3/22/19

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She will always be in our hearts.


Reynaldo Lopez Jr posted on 3/22/19

My sincerest condolences to the family may she RIP in Jesus’ Eternal Light! May the Lord’s Hand touch their hearts during this time of sorrow.