Cover photo for Daniel & Doris Peña's Obituary
Daniel & Doris Peña Profile Photo
Daniel & doris

Daniel & Doris Peña

d. September 4, 2021

Daniel Peña, 57, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, followed by his wife, Doris Peña, 50, who entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Laredo, Texas.

Daniel and Doris Peña both grew up in Laredo, Texas.  They were the best example of what it meant to be in love.  Everyone that knew them can attest to this.  They grew together and reached many milestones.  Danny and Doris both graduated from Nixon High school.  Danny worked for Old Dominion Freight Line as a competent and professional driver and Doris worked for the United Independent School District as a caring and loving kindergarten teacher.  They both married in Laredo, bought a home, and raised two beautiful daughters to be strong, brave, noble, loving, and caring individuals.  They also contributed to the fulfillment of many family and friends.  They were positive citizens and always did what was right.  They knew what it was like to struggle and work hard, and they would never deny anyone a helping hand.  Danny was always reading and learning about history and religion.  He was also disciplined and exercised regularly.  Doris was responsible and strove to achieve high academic standards by always continuing her education.  She had a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and she only had two classes left to complete another Master’s degree in Education Administration. They were a loving couple because they supported each other in everything that they did. They did everything together.  They fell in love and never let go.  They are still in love and still together forever in Heaven watching over us and protecting us greatly. 

Mr. Peña was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Alejandro Peña; and brothers, Eduardo Peña, and Manuel Alejandro Peña, Jr.

Mrs. Peña was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel Peña; and biological mother, Maria Luisa Arriaga.

Left to cherish their memories are their daughters, Kassandra Peña and Klarissa Peña; furbaby, Coco; mother of Mr. Peña, Socorro Peña; siblings of Mr. Peña, Brenda Quintanilla, Victor Peña, Carlos Peña, and Cesar Peña; mother of Mrs. Peña, Otilia Muñoz; and brother of Mrs. Peña, Francisco J. (Maria) Arriaga. They are also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A prayer service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home chapel. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A chapel service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. A formal procession will depart at 11:00 a.m.

Pallbearers for Mr. Peña will be David Peña, Juan Peña, Joel Peña, Carlos Peña, Roger Rocha, and Artie Peña.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Doris Peña will be Francisco J. Arriaga, Sr., Francisco J. Arriaga, Jr., Alberto G. Arriaga, Alfredo Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, and Saul Hernandez.

Interment will follow to the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

For everyone’s safety, the number of visitors will be limited. Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and honor the family from a distance. You may express your condolences to the family on our website at

Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Daniel & Doris Peña, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 10, 2021

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Friday, September 10, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Chapel Service

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Starts at 9:30 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 121

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree