Guadalupe “El Polvo” Olvera III

Guadalupe “El Polvo” Olvera III

Guadalupe “El Polvo†Olvera III, passed away May 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was an honored Vietnam War Veteran, and an active member of the American Legion. Mr. Olvera went to the University of Houston, were he received his law degree and was an attorney in Brownsville, since 1975. He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1962. He loved playing football and baseball. Because he was a fast runner he was given the nickname “El Polvo”. To most he was known as “Coach Olvera” for he coached an unlimited amount of baseball players in Brownsville. He was most happy making people laugh. He loved telling stories of the past, cracking jokes, had zero filter, and was the most giving man you could meet. He made sure his family was always together for big moments in each other’s lives. He loved traveling the world with his wife and had many stories to tell of his travels, being the avid historian that he was. He was fiercely loved because of who he was as a man. He was so important to everyone who got the chance to know him, and he will be missed.

He is preceded in death by his brother Francisco Rodriguez. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, of 54 years, Yolanda Medina Olvera, his loving mother, Estefana Olvera Rodriguez, and his children, Elizabeth Olvera, Cynthia Olvera, Nicole Olvera, and Guadalupe Olvera IV. Also surviving are his siblings, Angelita San Miguel, Yolanda R. Zamora, Maria Lucia Guerrero, and Ramiro Rodriguez., along with his grandchildren, Arielle Tesia Rojas, Brianna Elise Rodriguez, Abraham Avila, Benjamin Avila, Oliver Olvera and Allison Olvera.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 1:00-9:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 5:00 p.m. A Chapel service will be held Monday, June 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory with burial to follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 43 of Brownsville.
Serving as pallbearers will be Guadalupe Oliver Olvera, Abraham Avila III, Hector Zamarripa, Ramiro Rodriguez, Leo Zamarripa and Ulises Quiroz. Honorary pallbearers: Benjamin Avila, Polo Campos and Oliver Olvera.


  • Alani Posted May 31, 2018 4:30 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I wanted to share a promise that gives us hope. This promise is found at Revelation 21:4-“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  • Minerva Pena Posted May 31, 2018 11:24 pm

    God Welcome You, Mr. Lupe Olvera, Into His Kingdom & Jesus Christ Comfort Your Entire Family With The Knowledge That You Are Now In The Kingdom Of Heaven.

  • Marylou Lopez Posted June 1, 2018 6:57 am

    My prayers are with you and your family

  • Orky Posted June 1, 2018 10:56 am

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God guide you and your family through this difficult journey. Just remember to leave all your sorrows in God’s hands.
    My prayers are with you and your family. May he RIP. Sincerely Kike and Orky Casas.

  • Edward Saldivar Posted June 1, 2018 11:49 am

    I’ll always remember Mr. Olvera as a man who sought truth and justice.

  • Maura Shawn Slack Posted June 1, 2018 12:53 pm

    Nikki, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers for you and your family during this time. May each day ahead bring you a small bit of comfort knowing your father is resting painfree waiting for a day when you will all reunite in joy. God Bless and comfort you all.
    Maura Shawn Slack

  • Judi (J. Rod) Rodriguez Posted June 3, 2018 10:53 am

    Yolanda and children,
    With sincere condolences for you and your family, I am remembering you and your life with Polvo – since we were kids. You knew he was the love of your life and you were there for him always. The great memories will help you cope with his loss, but his long-winded stories of the times past will bring a smile to your faces. La Guera was the love of his life and his children were his pride and joy. He is now playing and coaching in
    the golden football and baseball fields.

    Judi (J. Rod) Rodriguez

  • Charles & Minnie Baker & Charles Michael Posted June 3, 2018 3:48 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Charles, Minnie and Charles Michael Baker

  • Evangelina Arellano Posted June 4, 2018 2:04 pm

    Yolanda y familia,
    Prima, reciban un abrazo de condolencias por la pérdida de Lupe, siempre tuve un bonito recuerdo de el, de las historias que nos contaba cuando fue a la guerra y lo duro que estudio en Houston para ser abogado, tu y Lupe fueron una inspiración para mi, para seguir estudiando y superarme. Descanse en paz y Dios lo tenga en su gloria. Love you!

    Evangelina Arellano y familia

  • Jimmy & Esther Gutierrez Posted June 4, 2018 2:59 pm

    Our most sincerest condolences to the Olvera and Medina families on their loss. May God give you peace of mind and tranquility in these difficult times.

  • Alma garcia Posted June 4, 2018 3:23 pm

    My condolences to your family coach rest in peace

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