Zulema I. Rodriguez

January 1, 1942 - July 15, 2020
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Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services
Alonzo Martinez
Diana Valenciano
Sandra Cavazos
Kassy & Peña Family
Hector Ortegon
Gloria Ortegon
Jorge iruegas jr
Maria Teresa Martinez
Hilda Gonzalez
Angelica Hernandez


Zuelma Iruegas Rodriguez passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the age of 78. Zulema was born January 1, 1942 in Laredo Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gerardo Rodriguez Sr.; parents, Gilberto Iruegas and Esperanza Trevino Iruegas; brothers, Ricardo Iruegas, Raymundo Iruegas, Ramon Iruegas, Servando Iruegas, Gabriel Iruegas; sister, Yolanda Iruegas Garza; grandchild, Gerardo Alberto Fuentes.

Zulema attended Christian Middle and graduated from Martin High School in 1961. During her working career, Zulema worked for IBW (UETA), Farias Elementary (LISD) and LISD Human Resources where she retired in 2011. She continued active in the workplace at WEBB County and the Diocese of Laredo. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is now at rest alongside her husband Gerardo of 54 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lulu (Beto) Fuentes and Gerardo (Alma) Rodriguez Jr.; grandchildren, Mahogany Formen Fuentes, Karla Fuentes. Karina I Rodriguez, Gerardo Rodriguez III, Victoria Fuentes and Ricardo I Rodriguez; siblings, Gilberto (Pat) Iruegas, Jose Iruegas, Jesus Iruegas, Jorge (Mary) Iruegas, Juan Iruegas, Eliza (Fernando) Ireugas Mercado; brother-in-law, Jose Luis (Debbie) Rodriguez; sister-in-law, Consuelo (Gilberto) Rodriguez Garcia and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving guests Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerardo Rodriguez Jr., Gerardo Rodriguez III, Ricardo I Rodriguez, Francisco Alberto Fuentes, Jorge Iruegas, Jesus Iruegas, Ernesto Garcia and Diego Mercado. Honorary Pallbearers are Gilberto Iruegas, Jose Iruegas, Juan Iruegas, and Jose Luis Rodriguez.

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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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 1, 1942
Died: July 15, 2020

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Charlotte Compton Larson posted on 1/24/21

I remember Zulema fondly at Martin High School. Sounds like she made a most positive difference in our world. God bless her memory.


Alonzo Martinez posted on 7/27/20

My Condolences to the family. May she rest in peace. Blessings!


Gracie Gonzalez posted on 7/24/20

My condolences to her family. I had the pleasure of working with Zulema at IBW. She had a beautiful personality. She will truly be missed but, GOD has reunited her with her husband and other family members who have gone before her. She will share her beautiful smile up in Heaven. May perpetual light shine upon her.


Octavio M. Garza & Family posted on 7/24/20

Our deepest condolences to The Whole Family. May The Good Lord be with all of you during this great loss. May She Rest In Peace. God Bless


Rafael Cortez Jr. posted on 7/24/20

To the Rodriguez and Iruegas families my sincere condolences on the loss of Zulema. May she Rest In Peace.


Diana Valenciano posted on 7/23/20

Rene and Diana Valenciano my condolences to the Rodriguez family and the Fuentes we are so sorry for ur lost Mrs Rodriguez was a beautiful mom,grandma, aunt and friend we will miss her very much we love you all ?❤️


Diana Valenciano posted on 7/23/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Diana Valenciano lit a candle


Diana Valenciano posted on 7/23/20

The Valenciano family our condolence for the Rodriguez family May she Rest In Peace we might not be in this hard times with you but you all in our prayers and on our hard we love you very much ??


Sandra Cavazos posted on 7/23/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Sandra Cavazos lit a candle


Sandra Cavazos posted on 7/23/20

My most sincere condolences to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace ??? Sandra and Mary Cavazos


Carlos and Sylvia Narvaez and Family posted on 7/23/20

To the Rodriguez and Fuentes Family, We are extremely very sad to hear of your lost. Our sincere condolences to the entire family for lost of your beautiful mother. May God give you all the strength and guidance to overcome this lost. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May your mother rest in peace. Always in our heart and prayers.


Claudine posted on 7/23/20

To Lulu & Jerry: Praying that our Heavenly Father’s Spirit will be with you as you grieve for your mom. We send you prayers of healing, strength and comfort during this time of loss. Our condolences go out to your entire family. May Mrs. Rodriguez Rest In Peace. From Claudine C. Villarreal & Family


Kassy & Peña Family posted on 7/23/20

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Your family are in my prayers.


Lupita Santos Sauceda posted on 7/22/20

Our most heartfelt condolences at this time of great sorrow Lulu & Jerry. We have beautiful memories of your beautiful mother & dad as you all were growing up. May she rest in peace with your Dad ❤❤?? From: the family of Jose Luis Santos


Hector Ortegon posted on 7/22/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Hector Ortegon lit a candle


Gloria Ortegon posted on 7/22/20

Lulu and Jerry our deepest condolences to you all. May she rest in peace my beautiful dear friend.


Gloria Ortegon posted on 7/22/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Gloria Ortegon lit a candle


Victoria Sanchez posted on 7/21/20

My condolences to all the family may she rest in peace


Araceli Cornejo posted on 7/21/20

Lulu & Jerry my most sincere condolences to & your families. May she rest in eternal peace & in our Lords paradise. The Cornejo Family ROLANDO & Araceli


Andres & Isabel Castaneda posted on 7/21/20

Our deepest condolences for the family of Mrs. Rodriguez. May she be resting before God and his eternal light along side her husband. We were coworkers of Mr. Rodriguez at some point and we are saddened for their parting from this world. We pray for their loved ones, may they be consoled and blessed with peace. Sincerely, Mr. And Mrs. Andres & Isabel Castaneda.


Jerry Rangel posted on 7/21/20

Jerry, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. May she rest in peace.


Linda Iruegas posted on 7/21/20

My deepest condolences sorry for your loss. I know how challenging it is when you lose your precious mama. The pain never goes away you just learn to live with it .


Rudy Gaona Jr posted on 7/21/20

Our deepest condolences to you Jerry and your family. May she Rest In Peace... ??


Jorge iruegas jr posted on 7/21/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Jorge iruegas jr lit a candle


Chela Rincon posted on 7/20/20

My sincere Condolence to the Rodriquez Family. May you Rest in Peace and May God give strength to your Family whom you loved so much. you are once again with our Lord Jesus Christ with the Love of your Life . you will be truly missed.


Maria Teresa Martinez posted on 7/18/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Maria Teresa Martinez lit a candle


Maria Teresa Martinez posted on 7/18/20

My deepest and most sincere condolences to ALL the Rodriguez and Iruegas Families! Lulu, Lalito: I’m at a loss for words of comfort as there is little I can say to ease your pain on the loss of your Mom! However, rest assured that I feel your sadness as Zule was very close to my heart and was dearly loved! I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that she has gone home to the Lord to be with the Love ❤️ of her life! May she and your Dad Rest In Peace together rejoicing in the presence of our Lord! You are very much loved!


Araceli, Wicho & Jesse Castillo posted on 7/17/20

My deepest condolences to you Lulu and your family. God has now gained a beautiful angel and she is now resting in peace. May God be with you and your family during this difficult times. God bless you all!


Ernesto & Zulema Longoria posted on 7/16/20

Our condolence to the family Rodriguez. She left this world to soon to be with Gerardo.


Hilda Gonzalez posted on 7/16/20

In memory of Zulema I. Rodriguez, Hilda Gonzalez lit a candle


Hilda Gonzalez posted on 7/16/20

My deepest condolences to the family ?


Robert Chapa posted on 7/16/20



Angelica Hernandez posted on 7/16/20

My Condolences to the Rodriguez Family you are in my prayers.