Idolina S. Ambriz

July 15, 1930 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 91)


Houston, Texas – The Gates of Heaven opened for Idolina, our beloved Mama on January 2, 2022. Born on July 15,1930 in Bishop, Texas as Ydolina Sanchez, to parents Sabino Sanchez and Emilia Morales Sanchez. She will join in heaven her cherished daughter Elizabeth Ambriz, precious granddaughter Melissa Jones, adored son-in-law Charlie G. Shull, siblings Guadalupe Morales Sanchez, Paulina Sanchez Perez, Ricardo Morales Sanchez, Amada Sanchez Jimenez, Gabriel Sanchez, and parents. Left to treasure Mama’s memories are her 9 surviving children, Irene Martinez Jarrell, Idolina Arnstigen, Linda M. Shull, Sylvia Martinez Olivo, Miguel S. Martinez, Mary Ann Sloan, Brenda Ambriz-Rangel, Lori Ann Hernandez and Manuel Anthony Ambriz along with 33 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.


Born during the depression she had lived through many historical events and world wars. Despite her large family she always made time for everyone. She was a hard-working feisty little thing that instilled a strong work ethic, support, respect, and above all, love in the lives of her children. Mama is loved and cherished by all and will always remain in our hearts with delightful memories. Her legacy will live on in everyone she interacted with. She always came up with crazy sayings that will continue to bring us joy and laughter. Our baby darling will be missed but never forgotten.


Please share your stories of remembrance at

Mama’s Celebration of Life

Mass on January 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church 7810 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77379.  

Flowers can be sent to the church.

Condolences may be offered to the family at Obituary for Idolina S. Ambriz | Ridgemont Mortuary (


Mama’s favorite color is yellow. In remembrance of her life you can nurture a plant with a yellow ribbon or plant a yellow rose bush at your homes in her memory. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Idolina, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
January 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church (Cypresswood Drive, Texas)

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