August 17, 1929


September 6, 2023


Service Details

The family will receive condolences on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium, 4402 E. Saunders St., Laredo, TX 78041.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. from Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium to Christ the King Catholic Church for a Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


Mr. Abel G. Arce, a devoted Korean War veteran and a beloved member of the Laredo, Texas community, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at the age of 94. He leaves behind a legacy of dedication, hard work, and kindness that will forever be cherished.

Abel proudly served his country during the Korean War, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to protecting the freedoms we hold dear. After his military service, he embarked on a remarkable 26-year career at Uniroyal Testing Grounds, where his dedication and diligence were evident to all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

Abel’s heart belonged to the great outdoors, ranching, and farming. He had a unique passion for tending to the land and nurturing its bounty. His skillful hands were not limited to the fields alone; Abel was known for his remarkable ability to repair any item presented to him, a testament to his resourcefulness and willingness to lend a helping hand to others.

However, it was Abel’s generous spirit that truly set him apart. He had a warm heart and an open door, always ready to offer food and hospitality to anyone who crossed his path. His selflessness touched the lives of many, making him a pillar of his community.

Abel Arce’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of service, hard work, and generosity will continue to inspire us all. As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, we also celebrate the incredible life he lived and the positive impact he had on those around him.

Abel Arce is survived by his loving family and friends who will forever carry his spirit with them. May he rest in peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and strength during this difficult time.

He was preceded in death by his parents Isidro Arce and Rosalia Rendon De Arce, sisters Aurora A. Sanchez, Josefina A. Segovia, brothers Alfredo S. Arce, Armando I. Arce, and Antonio S. Arce.

Mr. Arce is survived by his loving wife of 63 years of marriage Hilda R. Arce, children Abel G. (Adriana) Arce Jr., Isidro A. (Alice) Arce, Arabella I. (Frank) Castillo, Alfonso A. (Rosie) Arce, Anna L. (Juan) Mercado, and Armando R. (Melissa) Arce. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sister Anita A. (†Lucio) Vidaurri, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Abel Arce Jr., Isidro Arce, Alfonso Arce, Armando Arce, Frank Castillo, and Juan Mercado.


25 thoughts on “ABEL G. ARCE”

  1. To the Arce family please accept my deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May solace and peace be with with you. J. Vidaurri

  2. May perpetual light shine upon him and May he Rest In Peace in the glory of the Lord. He a good man. He will be missed. Ot was great pleasure to have been a part of Mr. Arce’s life in some small way. Our prayers are with All the Arce family. You have our most sincere condolences.🙏🙏🙏

  3. My condolences on behalf of me and my family. To all the Arce Family. Mr. Arce was sincere ,soft spoken ,kind ,hard working, person that inspired many. I am sorry for your loss my friends Mando, Abel and Isidro.
    From Efren Ramiro Rangel Jr.

  4. We were so blessed to have known Mr. Arce for almost a lifetime. He was a man of character, a loving husband, father, grandfather, father in law, and overall great character. Mr. Arce lived an ideal life and leaves behind a legacy that will live forever in his family. Our deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him. He is gone from this earth but will never be forgotten by those who were privileged to have known him. Adios y vaya con Dios Mr. Arce from Big Ern, Mary Lou & family.

  5. To the Arce family please accept my deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved father, My deepest condolences to Mrs. Ana Mercado’s family, will keep you in our prayers. Barbara Saenz.

  6. Nuestras más sinceras condolencias para ti y tu familia Hija
    Que Dios nuestro Señor les de fuerza y resignación para soportar la pérdida de mi querido compadre Arce
    Estamos con ustedes en pensamiento y corazón
    Francisco Mercado y Familia

  7. My deepest condolences to the Arce/Mercado family. Thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  8. My deepest sympathy to the whole family! He was a special man that has left a legacy in all of you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Please give you Mom an extra hug from me.

  9. It took two sets of parents to raise a total of 11 energetic cousins; especially the 9 rowdy boys around the La India Packing Company family business during the week, and at our ranches every weekend. Tio Abel and Tia Hilda served double-duty caring for all of us equally, imparting their wisdom as we grew, and occasionally applying just the right amount of discipline when we strayed 🙂 Throughout our youth, Tio Abel’s sharp intellect and skills truly inspired us. He would quickly pick-up on new technologies, and he would then patiently share that knowledge with us one-by-one. As he worked on a wide variety of technical problems with tools in hand, he would simultaneously share stories of life’s adventures with us; about ranching and the outdoors, about what it took to be a good man, and of the many struggles and victories in life. I learned more from Tio Abel and from my Dad than I did from several colleges or from my corporate careers. Tio truly shaped all 9 of us into sharp “Abel-bodied” men, and throughout a half a century or more of life together, all 9 of us still choose to spend our time emulating him as problem solvers, weekend ranchers, and good fathers. We all need more heroes like Tio Abel in our lives. Que en Paz Descanse, from Rene (and Dr. Sonia) Rodriguez

  10. Mr Abel Arce was a wonderful and happy man that I mate with his sons in the eighty’s they were good welders helper’s, now he is with Jesus Christ.

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Abel’s family. The Arce’s family house in our neighborhood has long been gone. Only a few of us still remain here: Abel’s sister, Estella Arce Vidaurri, Emilio Soliz and I.
    The beautiful memories of Dona Rosita and her lovely young family will live forever.
    May Jesus be with each one of you and may Abel rest in peace. With you in prayer, Maria Luisa (Amada Nieto) Uribe

  12. Patricia Sinko ( Trisha)

    Tio Abel’s life was well lived. I’ll remember him as always so kind and welcoming. Many happy times were spent with him and Tia Hilda, as well as all of the Arce family.
    I send my condolences for all of the Arce family. He will be missed. He is with the family that has gone before him, and he’ll be there ready to greet us all when we arrive.

  13. Heartfelt condolences to all of the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for strength and fortitude during this very difficult time. May Mr. Arce Rest in God’s eternal Peace and perpetual light shine upon him.

  14. Ignacio R Alaniz, Jr

    Anna & Juan,
    Our deepest condolences. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Ignacio & Lisa Alaniz

  15. My deepest condolences to the Arce Family, Able was a most remarkable person. During the 26 years of my employment relationship with him at Uniroyal/Goodrich – Michelin test track, his friendship, courteaus behavior, commitment and overall being were examples for all of us to entertain. May he rest in Peace with his Most Holy Maker.

  16. Our most sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Arce.
    We have very good memories when we were neighbors, living around the corner.
    May Out Lord God grant all of you peace in your hearts.
    Juan and Josie Tenorio

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