Ernesto Heberto Uribe, August 14, 1937 – November 21, 2015

Yesterday as I was reading Mimi Lozano’s newsletter I came across the notice that my friend Ernesto Uribe had passed away on November the 21st. The last email that I received from him was on November the 10th, it was a reply to one of my emails with the words “Keep up the good work…”, my friend I will.

Ernesto Uribe

I remember the first email that I ever got from him, he asked if I could review his book TLALCOYOTE. A few days later his book was in my doorstep. It was a wonderful read, a story greater than life. I highly recommend it to everyone. With thsi blog psot I just wnated to share his obituary with you and also make you aware of blogs posts by him or where he is mentioned on this website, finally I wanted to let you know about his books.

Ernesto Heberto Uribe, August 14, 1937 – November 21, 2015

Ernesto Uribe, 78, of Laredo, Texas, died in Falls Church, Virginia, on November 21, 2015. Ernesto grew up on horse-back, working cattle in South Texas where his family raised beef since 1755. He was educated in the public schools of Laredo, and graduated from Texas A&M College, earning two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree. Ernesto entered the United States Information Agency Foreign Service in 1962, beginning his career as a Student Affairs grantee in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He remained in the Foreign Service for 33 years, serving full tours in seven Latin American countries. Ernesto rose within the ranks of the Foreign Service to finish as Minister Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service. After retiring from the Foreign Service, Ernesto published three historical fiction novels and his memoirs, My Way. Ernesto is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sarah Meade Uribe, and their three children, Anne Uribe Cespedes, Ernesto Uribe, II, and August Orville Uribe. Ernesto also leaves behind six adoring grandchildren: Fernando R. Cespedes II, Sarah H. Cespedes, Oscar A. Uribe, Andreas O. Uribe, Ernesto T. Uribe and Daniel K. Uribe. A funeral service will be conducted at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, November 27, at 11:00am. Ernesto will be buried on his ranch in Zapata, Texas. In honor of Ernesto, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Texas A&M at Laredo, or World Wildlife Fund in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Murphy Funeral Home. –

Blog Posts By or About Ernesto at We Are Cousins

  • The Family Tree of Ernesto Uribe – Ernesto told me that he was no longer that interested in genealogy and felt good about the Family Tree that Crispin Rendon made for him that he asked me to publish it for everyone to enjoy since he knew that, as he put it “todos somos primos”.

An Accomplished Writer

Ernesto wrote four books and in the coming months I will be featuring all of them. Here is a list of all his books.

My Way: A South Texas Rancher in the Diplomatic Service of the Untied States

The Unforgiving


Rumors of a Coup

Ernesto was a very kind and great friend of We Are Cousins. If you ever meet Ernesto or have something to say about him please leave a comment in the comment section of this blog post.

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