Ernesto "Ernie" Villalobos

September 4, 1975December 6, 2012

Ernesto “Ernie” Villalobos born September 4, 1975 a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, nino & friend was called by our Lord on December 6, 2012. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas he attended Clardy Elementary, Henderson Middle and Thomas Jefferson High School. A graduate from the Class of 94’, Ernie left lasting memories as Band Drum Major, Senior Student Body President, President of the Future Teachers of America, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Senior Prom King. Following his dream, Ernie went on to attend the University of Notre Dame. One of his several achievements was being chosen to attend a semester at Notre Dame’s campus in London, England. He graduated Notre Dame with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts in 1998. Living in Dallas for the past 14 years, Ernie loved his Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. But he never forgot his Fighting Irish on Saturday game days. Ernie made a tremendous impact on every life he touched. He had a strong devotion to his family which he was one of his defining characteristics. Ernie loved life and lived everyday with so much vitality and enthusiasm. We will truly miss his charming smile and his big heart that stretched all around the country. Ernie was embraced where ever he went and left us with the true meaning of love. He is survived by his mother Margie Villalobos, brother Nicholas Ybarra, Godson Aaron Ybarra, aunts Irene Landeros and Eva Teran. Uncles: Ramon Teran and Carlos Ybarra Sr. (wife, Angelica). Cousins Melissa Ybarra (wife, Sunny), Corina Orozco (husband, Richard), Charlie Ybarra, Jr., Isaac Ybarra & Corina Medrano. Father Ernesto Villalobos Sr. Preceeded in death by grandparents Estefana and Nati Ybarra, uncles Pedro, Ricardo and Mike Ybarra. Please join us in celebration of his life. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home (3839 Montana), visitation from 5-9pm with rosary starting at 7pm. Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Light Church (4700 Delta Drive) on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 1:30pm followed by burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery (401 South Zaragoza).


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ernesto "Ernie" Villalobos

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Stephanie Erichson

November 22, 2013

I am sad to learn of Ernie's passing. When I had only known Ernie a few weeks, he found out that my birthday was approaching. My boyfriend at the time was really not good at planning anything for celebrations, so Ernie took over and kept it a secret. They surprised me with a really fun night out and I will always hold those memories close. He was a kind person who made me smile.

Lorenzo Arredondo

November 21, 2013

I am just finding out about Ernie's passing. I'm so sorry for the Villalobos family. Ernie was a kind, hardworking, funny, friendly, and fashionable guy. This was one of the nicest guys I've ever met and it's our loss, now that he's gone. Rest in peace.

~Lorenzo Arredondo
Former Jefferson Student Council president as well, band member, but always, like Ernie, a true fox at heart

Bonnie Simental-Wills

March 1, 2013

Margie, I just found out about your son Ernie. I am so sadden by this. May God bless you and all your family. Your friend from JC Penney.

Lupe and Hector

December 17, 2012

Margie, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you and your family.

December 16, 2012

Margie, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Mario Garcia

December 14, 2012


I am so sorry for your loss. Ernie was such a wonderful person, I'll never forget his smile and his warmth. You did an amazing job! You are in my prayers.

Renee Abdouch

December 14, 2012

Mrs Villalobos and family i just read about the intimely death of Ernie. I was honored to have worked with him at Jefferson High School. He was a proud silver fox and we will all miss him. Love, Renee Abdouch

Tim Stoll

December 14, 2012

Sending my love, thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Racicot

December 13, 2012

There are no words to express the loss we all feel at your suuden unexpected departure from this world. You're smile will now grace the angels and we can only hope to meet up with you again. Nothing will ever be the same and you will always be loved. Rest peacefully.

Dina Cobian

December 13, 2012

Margie, you are in our prayers.God give you strength my friend. Love you.