Vera Sotelo

April 25, 1922October 25, 2018

Vera Sotelo was born on 25 April 1922 and died on October 25, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin; brothers Joe, Fido and Hector; and sisters-in-law Rita and Teresa. She is survived by a daughter Carol Ann van Dyke and Son Fr. Richard Sotelo, S. J., grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their progeny. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church on November 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Jesuit Refugee Service or a favorite charity. Interment will be in California at a later date.


  • Alvin Sotelo, Husband
  • Carol Ann Van Dyke, Daughter
  • Fr. Richard Sotelo, S.J., Son
  • Mrs. Sotelo also leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their progeny.

  • Jesuit Refugee


  • Mass of the Resurrection Friday, November 9, 2018

Vera Sotelo

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Stephanie Wallace

November 3, 2018

There is no one else I’d rather play cards with. She was a precious lady and I loved her spunk. Sending love and prayers to all who loved her. So sorry for your loss.

Rev Jim & Wanda Morris

November 2, 2018

We were so privileged to meet and get to know Ms Vera better known as nonna to all of us here in Virginia. We are sorry to hear of her passing and we send our love and prayers to the family especially our dear friends Vinnie and Gina. We are asking God to wrap his arms around all of you. Love to all.

Julie Witthuhn

November 1, 2018

My dear cousin Richard,
Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our beautiful Aunt Vera for all these years.
She was so happy living with you in El Paseo and being loved by your entire congregation.
I will always treasure our time with her when she helped care for my mom, who loved her dearly.
We all will miss her more than words can say, but find peace knowing they are all now together.
Witthuhn Family

Edward Morell

October 31, 2018

To my dear friend Richard-I'm so sorry to have heard about the passing of your mother. I miss seeing you since we left EL Paso. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. With all my love Ed Morell