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Felix C. Esquivel

January 14, 1947 — May 6, 2024

Laredo, Texas

Felix C. Esquivel, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and true man of God, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024, surrounded by the family he considered his greatest treasure.

Born on January 14, 1947, Felix attended San Agustin High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 2010.

In the years following his return from Vietnam, he married Carmen Castillo, the strong-willed beauty who would remain his inseparable soulmate for the next 52 years. It was through her that he was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for which he would go on to serve as Bishop, Branch President, District President, and Counselor for the Texas-McAllen Mission Presidency. For 45 years, he was key in helping establish a stake for the LDS Church in Laredo. At the time of his passing, he was serving as the first Stake Patriarch for the LDS Church in this area.

Anyone who knew Felix learned early on what he valued most. As hard as he worked as a servant of Christ, he loved nothing more than spending time with his family. He and Carmen lived in the same house for almost fifty years, during which it became a sanctuary of unconditional love for their children and the grandchildren who arrived one by one to add to its commotion and warmth. His love of life, love of family, sense of humor and unwavering faith in God will never be forgotten.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Adolfo Esquivel and Aurora Esquivel, siblings: Eusebio Cipriano Esquivel, San Juanita Esquivel, Adolfo Manuel Esquivel, and Mario Ernesto Esquivel. 

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years of marriage: Carmen Esquivel, children: Brenda Anabel (Mario) Gonzalez, Felix Enrique (Veronica) Esquivel, Carmen Azeneth (Jose Angel) Ramirez, John Dance, siblings: Thelma (Ricardo+) Garza, Virginia Aurora Esquivel, Sergio (Dolores) Esquivel, and Norma Angelica (Otto) Guerrero, grandchildren: Felix Enrique Esquivel Jr., Mario Alberto Gonzalez Jr., Carmen Alejandra Gonzalez, Roberto Daniel Esquivel, Gerardo Adrian Gonzalez, Jacqueline Abigail Ramirez, Daniel Aaron Ramirez, Catherine Ayleen Ramirez, Ovidio Cantu, nephew Roberto Charles Hess, and other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The family will receive condolences on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 8 am to 10 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where a Funeral Service will commence at 10 am. 

Procession will form and depart the church at 11 am to the Laredo City Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.

Pallbearers will be: Felix Enrique Esquivel, Mario Alberto Gonzalez, Jose Angel Ramirez, John Dance, Felix Enrique Esquivel Jr., Mario Alberto Gonzalez Jr., Roberto Daniel Esquivel, Gerardo Adrian Gonzalez, & Daniel Aaron Ramirez.


Honorary pallbearers will be: Carmen Alejandra Gonzalez, Jacqueline Abigail Ramirez, and Catherine Ayleen Ramirez. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hillside Funerals & Cremations; 310 W. Hillside Rd; Laredo, TX 78041; 956-724-6060.
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Visitation

Saturday, May 11, 2024

8:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1518 Hillside Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1518 Hillside Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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