Lidia Saenz Laurel, 93, who devoted her beautiful life to serving her family, peacefully passed into our Lord and Savior’s kingdom at home on January 19, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving children.
Lidia was born in Hebbronville, Texas to Andrés and Lidia Gomez de Saenz on March 29, 1926. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband who was by her side for 64 years: Angel R. Laurel, Sr.; and her siblings: Victoria (Gilberto) Olivares, Faraon (Yolanda) Saenz, Andrés (Olga) Saenz, Barbara (Ruben) David, Amalia Martinez, Rosabel (Dario) Saenz, and Thelma (Ramon) Villareal. She is also predeceased by her in-laws: Alonzo (Esther) Laurel, Arabella (Armando) Benavides, Sergio (Eloisa) Laurel, Oscar (Elsa) Laurel, Angelina (Trinidad) Sanchez, and Oralia R. Laurel.
Left to cherish her memory are: her children: Angel Rogelio, Jr. (María Angelina) Laurel, Sara Alicia (Rodolfo) Bazán, María Lidia (Miguel) Dorantes, Roberto Jaime Laurel, Rebecca (Donny) Boubel, and Marissa (David) Treviño; her grandchildren: Angel R. III, Andres R., Alejandro M. Laurel, Rodolfo, Triana, Carlo (Denise) Bazán, Analee (Eric) Smith, Adriana (Christopher) Moniodes, Miguel (Alison) Dorantes, Roberto J. (Sonia) Laurel, L. Cristell Laurel, Andria (Julian) Botello, Destin Boubel, David V., and Ariana Treviño; as well as by her great-grandchildren: Eduardo Andrés Lerma Bazán, Alizé Bazán, Thaís Bazán, Esteban Eloy & Alessandra Garcia, Addison Smith, Christopher & Grace Moniodes, Lidia Dorantes, Robert, Sergio & Roman Laurel, and Giuliana & Julian Botello. She is further survived by her brother-in-law: Salvador Martinez.
Our beloved mother was a role model who exemplified kindness, generosity, and strength and who was always known for her most genuine and unpretentious disposition. We will always carry our fondest memories of our family gatherings and celebrations where Mom’s special touch was so evident.
Mom had an unwavering faith in God until her last breath. Praying the rosary and her other daily prayers several times a day, without fail, sustained her. She will always be remembered for her faith in God, selflessness, and devotion to her family and her dear friends. Mom taught us that a life of faith in God is more important than anything else. Mom had the natural ability to nurture and take care of all of those around her and loved doing so.
Our mother’s passing has left a huge void in our hearts, however, we will lovingly and eternally remember her and are deeply grateful for having had her and her caring heart, unconditional love, and warm and gentle smile to carry us through our journey here on earth. She will also be greatly missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to: Fr. Wojciech Przystasz, Msgr. Stanley Sliwiak, and Msgr. Tom Davis for administering the Sacraments of the Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick; to her doctors: Dr. Arturo Garza- Gongora, Dr. Fernando Sanchez, and Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa; and to her caregivers: Chabela, Ana, Alicia, Ana Maria, and Griselda for taking care of her in her time of need.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity in honor of our beloved mother’s loving memory.
The family will receive condolences on Friday evening, January 24, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil of the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, January 25, 2020 departing at 10:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The family respectfully requests that everyone attending please meet at church as there will be no procession from the funeral chapel.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.