Our loving dad, grandfather, and husband, Felipe Saucedo, Sr. passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and many other friends and family.
Felipe was born on May 2, 1956 in Eagle Pass, Texas, to Hilario P. and Maria De la Luz Saucedo. He was the second oldest of eleven children. He was raised in Ogden, Utah, where he met and married the love of his life, Alicia Alvarado, in November of 1972.
Together, Felipe and Alicia raised their four children, Leticia Saucedo (Daniel); Felipe Saucedo, Jr. (Laura); Hilario Saucedo; and Armando Saucedo (Aleja). He had a very special bond with his nephew, John Saucedo (Porscha); and also with his cousin, Jose Saucedo.
There are many things that can be said in remembrance of Felipe, but the main thing was the love and kindness that he gave to every person in his life. He was a hero and role model to his family, as well as many others. Felipe never spoke a bad word about anyone, was always accepting of everyone, and if you knew him, you were his family for life. Even the neighborhood kids called him “Dad”.
He loved fishing, barbecues and family parties, the Dallas Cowboys, gardening, dancing, and listening to all music, especially Tejano music and Christian songs. He was a righteous and loving man, and his character was one-of-a-kind, always happy and optimistic. He gave everyone nicknames and always remembered holidays and birthdays, calling and singing to his beloved sisters and his family on their special day. From the choreographed dances in the living room, to the cut out comics on the fridge that he put different names on, and all the times that he used his video camera - there are so many fun and happy memories with him.
Felipe loved to scare people and joke around, and he was a great cook - tortillas, and the best refried beans that he threw in the air as he cooked them. He always made sure there was enough food for everyone, even taking food to all his neighbors. He told the best stories, gave the best advice, and always took care of everyone. He was a man of God, who prayed for everyone and read his Bible every night. He loved everyone and everyone loved him, most of all, his beautiful wife. They laughed together, danced in the kitchen, and he told her he loved her every single day. He worked hard his whole life, taking care of his family, and was the true definition of what a man is supposed to be.
Felipe especially loved the time he spent with his grandkids. He had a special bond with each one, volunteered at their schools, and attended every activity and program. All the kids at the school called him “Grandpa Saucedo”. He cherished his granddaughters, making sure they knew how special they were, and his funny sayings for his grandsons like, “Come on, bro” and “It’s impossible you boys are hungry!” will always be remembered.
Through the many years of health issues, dialysis, and even receiving a kidney transplant almost twelve years ago, he never complained and he always kept fighting for his health in order to be here for his family. He was extremely grateful that he had extra time and many more years to enjoy. Through it all, he showed the most courage and continued to worry about and care for everyone around him. He was the sunshine that brightened every room he was in, making everyone feel like they were special and loved. It was an honor to have him in our lives.
Felipe is survived by his beautiful wife Alicia; his daughter and three sons; as well as nine grandchildren, Mariah, Marisol, and Manuel Del Rio, Jr. (Kenley); Laylah, Leah, and Gabriel Saucedo; and Domanique, Julian, and Ayla Saucedo. He is also survived by four sisters, Maria Del Rio (Luis); Alma Saucedo; Alicia Hernandez (Pete); Sandra Murillo (Ruben); and his brother, Ricardo Saucedo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Juanelo Saucedo; Hilario Saucedo, Jr.; Dora Santiago; Blanca Saucedo; and Guadalupe “Veve” Saucedo.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 11:30 AM, at Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden. Family and friends may visit with family on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 6 to 8 PM, and also before the services on Thursday, from 10 to 11 AM, at Aaron’s Mortuary, 496 - 24th Street, Ogden.
Phil’s wife and family would also like to thank the numerous doctors, nurses and medical staff that cared for their dad over the years.
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Felipe Saucedo, Jr.
Manuel Del Rio, Jr.
Opening prayer by Pastor Alofa Djluv
Music selection by Lupe Rocha and Pastor Ruben Hofer
Reading of the obituary
Life Tributes by Jose Saucedo and Maria Saucedo
Memorial tributes by family and friends
Music selection by Lupe Rocha
Closing prayer by Pastor Alofa Djluv