May 20, 1953


December 29, 2022



Service Details

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium, 4402 E. Saunders St., Laredo, TX 78041.

A chapel service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium, 4402 E. Saunders St., Laredo, TX 78041.

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


Ricardo was born May 20, 1953, and went to heaven on December 29, 2022, at age 69. Ricardo was born in Laredo, Texas but was one of the founding residents of Rio Bravo in 1983, where he lived and served the community. He was a proud graduate of Nixon High School Class of 1974, and he served as the DECA president. In August of 2022, Ricardo Molina Middle School opened its doors to serve more than 700 students in a state-of-the-art facility that will stand as a testament to Mr. Molina’s legacy. He selected the Grizzly Bear as the school’s mascot. He lovingly called his grandchildren his “baby bears.” He was known as a man of integrity who would always fight for what he felt was right, always gave back to his community and never expected any praise or acknowledgement.

He was full of love and laughter and loved his family with all of his heart. He was preceded in death by his parents Bernardino and Lydia Molina, sister Teresa Molina, Lydia Cedillo, and grandchild Angel Molina.

Ricardo is survived by his ex-wife of 45 years Teodora Isabel Fox, sons: Nino (Ruth) Molina, Ricardo (Iliana) Molina Jr., Armando (Michelle) Molina and daughter Melissa (Marcelo) Hinojosa. Grandchildren: Ricardo Molina III, Victoria Molina, Matthew Molina, Amanda Rae Molina, Zoe Sky Molina, Xander Fox Molina, Camila Hinojosa and Marcelo Hinojosa. He is also survived by his brothers Armando and Nino Molina, sisters Adela Kenner, Maria Armstrong, Maria (Evaristo) Palacios, and Polly (Pedro) Ramirez, nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Molina joined the UISD Board of Trustees in 1996 because he believed in public service. He never wavered from his belief that his most important duty as a Board Member was keeping the interests of the community at the forefront. “You have to look out for the taxpayers, students, and the people you serve,” he once said. Mr. Molina represented District 1, which includes south Laredo, Rio Bravo and El Cenizo. He was last employed as the Director of the Rio Bravo and El Cenizo Community Centers, which underscored his lifelong devotion to serving the community.


16 thoughts on “RICARDO MOLINA”

  1. Deepest condolences to Mr. Molina’s family. His time on the UISD School Board was all about helping students.
    He was a good man & always willing to
    help anyone.
    Frank J. Carter
    Retired UISD Ath. Dir.
    Boerne, Texas

  2. Blanca m. Salinas

    mi mas sentido pésame a su familia. Dios brinde Consuelo y pronta recignacion y una oración por su eterno descanso amen y brille para el la eterna luz descanse en paz

  3. My deepest condolences and prayers for the Molina family. May the eternal perpetual light shine on him and may he rest in peace. Mr. Molina thank you for your service to our children. You will be dearly missed.

  4. A man who care for the children. Serving the UISD schools , with love and joy…Me personally will miss my friend of almost 20 years . Thank you…Rest in Peace Mr. Molina.

  5. Our deepest condolences to Mr. Molina and the Molina family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

  6. Our Deepest Condolences to the Molina family. Thank you 🙏 for all your dedication to your community. You will be dearly missed. RIP My friend

  7. My deepest condolences to the Molina Family. Ricardo, may you rest in peace. You were a beacon of life in the field of education and an honorable family man. You will be greatly missed.
    Your Uncle Goyo sends his condolences, too.

  8. Nuestras condolencias en este tránsito de dolor a la familia Molina Fox, pronta resignación . Dios le resiba con los brazos abiertos y le brinde la vida eterna, descance en paz.

    Fam. Hinojosa Garza.

  9. My deepest condolences and prayers for the Molina family. Mr. Molina was a wonderful and effective UISD board member. He touched the lives of so many students and staff over the many years he served on the school board. I will always remember his big smile and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by many. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

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