December 14, 1939


March 9, 2020

R. Lara


Service Details

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home, 4402 E Saunders, Laredo, TX 78041. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:10 a.m. from Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium to San Luis Rey Catholic Church for a holy Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.


Rafael M. Lara, Sr., 80, passed away on Mar. 9, 2020, surrounded by family, after a long struggle with medical complications.

Born in Mexico City on Dec. 14, 1939, Rafael moved to the United States as a young boy and grew to be a proud man, a hard worker, and a loving husband to his wife of 58 years, remaining devoted in his faith, especially to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He enjoyed spending time at home with his family, welcoming everyone who came through his doors, usually with food, and always with warmth.

Rafael is preceded in death by his parents, Jose & Lupita Lara, and daughter, Ma. Guadalupe Garza.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia Lara; children, Juan A. Estrada, Rafael (Laura) Lara Jr., Miguel A. (Leticia) Lara, Rosa (Juan) Peguero, Jose J. (Laura) Lara, and Idalia (Misael) Martinez; 22 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Juan A. Estrada, Rafael Lara Jr., Miguel A. Lara, Jose J. Lara, Juan Peguero, and Misael Martinez.

Daddy, gracias por todos los años llenos de su amor.


5 thoughts on “RAFAEL M. LARA, SR.”

  1. My most sincere condolences to the family. He was indeed a very humble and generous man. Thank you for all you did and for always welcoming us in your home. May you Rest In Peace alongside your loved ones….
    Mary Parra – Casarez.

  2. Mi mas sentido pesame para toda la familia.
    Larita vivira por siempre en nuestros corazones.
    Los quiero mucho.

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