Elena Verdugo

  • Born: April 20, 1925
  • Died: May 30, 2017
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Elena Verdugo

Actress portrayed nurse Consuelo Lopez on "Marcus Welby, M.D."…

Elena Verdugo, the actress best known for her role as nurse Consuelo Lopez on the "Marcus Welby, M.D." TV series, has died, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Loved her performances in "House of Frankenstein","Little Giant",and "Blood and Sand". The only reason I ever looked at "Marcus Welby M.D." was because of her. She always seemed to be such a caring,down-to-earth lady. May"Ilonka" rest in peace.

Posted by Gary Kass - Staten Island, NY   February 21, 2018

You are one of the reasons that at the age of five years old I told my mom that I wanted to be like Consuelo on Marcus Welby, M.D.
I wanted to work for doctor, and I went on to do that as a Medical Assistant. I thank you for that.

Karen C.
Simi Valley, CA

Posted by KAREN CUTTEN - SIMI VALLEY, CA   July 14, 2017

In the movie "Romance on the High Seas," with Doris Day, There a young girl dancing among other dancers. The fleeting girl dancing was Elena Verdugo, she disappeared behind mirrors. Every time I see the movie, she is there. It may not mean mucho others but, I always wait to see her dancing. I have also heard that the "Verdugo Hills" in Los Angeles was in her family.

Posted by Gerard Flynn - Las Vegas, NV   July 02, 2017

Dear Elena, mi primita, I tried to contact you for the last few years. You enriched my life with your friendship. I miss you and Rosie so much.


Marta Elena Skorupski

Posted by A friend   June 30, 2017



Posted by JENNIFER BARIBAULT - Hamden, CT   June 25, 2017

I will never forget you.

Posted by Naomi Verdugo - Gibsonton, FL   June 18, 2017

God bless...

Posted by - IL   June 18, 2017

To the family of Elena Verdugo;

May you find comfort knowing that Elena is in God's memory. May he grant the Verdugo family peace and serenity now and the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

Respectfully yours,

EDO, Illinois

Posted by A friend   June 14, 2017

My dearest darling wonderful friend for most of my life. I miss you terribly and was to visit you again along with Liz Torres & friends but you left us before we could see you. I am so sorry we missed you. Please let me know where and when a memorial or ? will be held
Carmen Martinez, 818 509 1372

Posted by A friend   June 12, 2017

I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God of comfort who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn sustain you during this difficult time. You have my sincerest sympathy and prayers.(Isaiah 61:12)

Posted by A friend   June 10, 2017

May the God of all comfort prove to be your stronghold. I extend my deepest condolences.
Psalm 18:2

Posted by christian    June 08, 2017

Posted by Grady Youngblood    June 08, 2017

We were friends for 38 years. Worked on one show together. We use to run around LA and at her home in Mexico. Have so many pictures of her on my wall from the various characters she played. Her love and joy were contagious. A piece of my heart is gone. The most down to earth person you ever met. Good by Elanita

Posted by Rsndolph Burns - Denver, CO   June 06, 2017

Sorry for your loss may God comfort and give you strength you. I love her in the role she played. May she R.I.P God bless

Posted by Norma Osborne - Nashville, TN   June 05, 2017

I remember her from the Pinky Lee Show in the 50s. Loved her.

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2017

Elena Verdugo....may she be remembered for all the wonderful entertainment and joy she shared with all of us. The best memory I, personally, have of her is the character of Consuelo. She was fantastic in that character! I will treasure my memories of her forever. Rest in peace beautiful lady and friend. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Dan Scott - Malvern, AR   June 05, 2017

My sincerest sympathy for your loss. I always liked her role on this show which she portrayed very well. It was something about her that I enjoyed, in addition to her smiles and caring personality. May your cherished memories, and God's loving promises' (Psalms 37:11) bring comfort and peace always.

Posted by Betty - NC   June 04, 2017

Time will pass and the pain will lessen. But the wonderful memories will be forever present of someone who was very special to this family.

Posted by - Lilburn, GA   June 04, 2017

Ever since I was a child, I loved Elena Verdugo's performance as Illonka in "House of Frankenstein." My condolences to her family.

Posted by Paul Blocklyn - Providence, RI   June 03, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that the God of all comfort will rescues you by sending comfort and peace to you, during this sad occasion. (Psalms145:18,19)

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   June 03, 2017

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my condolences at this time.

Posted by Thea    June 03, 2017


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   June 03, 2017

When I first came to this country from Australia in 1956 I became good friends with her son Richard. Elena and Richard lived in the La Brea towers. I remember her as such a caring person and included me on many outings. May she rest in piece.

Posted by A friend   June 03, 2017

With deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May it comfort you to know that Elena will return to the days of her youthful vigor as promised at Job 33:25.

Posted by R Franklin - Chicago, IL   June 03, 2017

A beautiful lady. I loved her on Marcus Welby, MD. It was a great show & she was surely a bright spot. I loved the fact that she was a Latina. Not many on tv at that time. May she Rest In Peace & may her family know she was loved.

Posted by Elizabeth Romero - Ventura, CA   June 02, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Verdugo family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    June 02, 2017

Loved you then, love you still. RIP

Posted by louise wisinski - west allis, WI   June 02, 2017

Rest in Peace Dear Lady. I so enjoyed watching you on Marcus Welby as a Youngster in the '70's. You added so much to the show. You will ALWAYS be remembered. You gave our generation so much enjoyment.

Posted by Lew Gordon - Long Beach, CA   June 02, 2017

I sure remember her sweet and kind character on the Welty series and miss those type of family programming. May it comfort family and friends that Elena will return to her youth as promised at Job 33:25.

Posted by Lily Wu - Chicago   June 02, 2017

So sad to hear about Elena Verdugo! One of my favorite shows as a kid was "Meet Millie!" She will always be a beautiful and talented woman! So sorry for your loss!

Posted by A friend   June 02, 2017

A beautiful and wonderful actress! I loved watching her in "Meet Millie"! Wish that I could have met her! Rest In Peace!

Posted by A friend   June 02, 2017

Elena's Family, Friends,

Boy how I really loved her in Marcus Welby. She was a beautiful lady. Our prayers are with you. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

She was a greatest part of playing a nurse on the show. Watched it everyday before going to work

Posted by Darlene Stellmar - Ppulaski, PA   June 01, 2017

I loved that Show ! She was perfect in that Role!
Had a long Life . Sue Willard , Gr. Mich .

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

Wonderful memories of Miss Verdugo's role on Marcus Welby MD. Condolences to the families.

Phyllis Shepherd & Elmira Shepherd
Birmingham, AL

Posted by Phyllis Shepherd - Birmingham, AL   June 01, 2017

Jessie S. and Maggie Marion,

I hope you and the rest of the family will soon take comfort in the happier memories of your grandmother and that those will outnumber the sadness of your sad loss. I also hope that it give you all comfort that she's reunited with your father.

Posted by L H - Nashville, TN   June 01, 2017

The world has lost a lovely lady and a great actress. Elena's talent was always evident in every role she performed. May her family and friends be surrounded by love at this very sad time, A Fan

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017


Condolences, thoughts & prayers go out to the family and friends of Elena Verdugo. I remember her from all of her t.v. characters, especially as the nurse on "Marcus Welby". A lovely and talented lady....may she rest in eternal peace and may the perpetual light shine upon her.

Posted by Nancy Woodwell-Freedman - Sandy Hook, CT   June 01, 2017

RIP I remember you in Marcus Welby, MD
Great actress

Posted by Virginia Chwastyk - Wilkes-Barre, PA   June 01, 2017

The world has lost another bright star. I remember her so well from Marcus Welby, and my whole family would gather to watch that show. What a blessing she was to television while she was in the limelight!

Posted by Carol Carpenter - Salisbury, NC   June 01, 2017

God Bless ! Many happy memories were in those TV days !

Posted by Beverly Kennedy Carpenter - Buena Vista, GA   June 01, 2017


Rest in peace Miss Elena Verdugo.

Posted by A L    June 01, 2017

May the words written in the bible for our comfort strengthen your saddened heart during this emotional time (Matthew 5:4 NWT)

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

Although words cannot fully heal the pain that death brings, I hope those closest to her will find strength in the thought at Psalms 49:15, where God promises that he will redeem those lost to death.

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

My family and I enjoyed Marcus Welby, MD....she was an amazing actress. Please accept my condolences, and may Gods tender mercies give her family and friends endurance, and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by RDR - IL   June 01, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Elena Verdugo I also was a fan of her on Dr Welty really loved that show. She will be truly missed, but not forgotten. But take comfort in knowing that God keeps those who fall asleep in death in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Read these comforting words at Psalms 116:15. My deepest and sincere condolences to your families and friends.

Posted by Patricia DeStefano - NY   June 01, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May you find comfort and strength in God promise at john 6:40

Posted by P. Stewart - Cleveland, OH   June 01, 2017

I always admired Ms. Verdugo on Marcus Welby. When pregnant with my first child, I changed physicians looking for someone like Dr. Welby and Consuelo.
My condolences to Ms. Gless, another favorite, and other mourners. May the God of comfort, and your memories sustain you.
M. Williams, NJ.

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

Enjoyed watching the program. Condolences to loved ones.

Posted by - NC   June 01, 2017

Dear Verdugo Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. During this difficult time may you be comforted by fond memories and loving words; like those found at Isaiah 57:15.

Posted by P L - FL   June 01, 2017

May the God of comfort be with the family in this time of need.Ps.94:19

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

Posted by Lawanda    June 01, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the surviving family and friends of Elena. She was a natural on screen. I loved watching her on Marcus Welby. The God of all comfort promises to stretch out his right hand to comfort you and give you strength to go on.

Posted by S. B. - PA   June 01, 2017

I remember her work and am glad for her longevity. Sharon Gless gave me insight into Elena's off-camera character. I appreciate any success story as seen through the eyes of ones who knew the person behind the face! Psalms 62:11,12.

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2017

What a long and full life! May Elena Verdugo forever be in our hearts and in God's book of life.

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Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   June 01, 2017

R.I.P. Elena!
So sorry for your loss, Sharon.

Posted by Lorraine Galbreth - Lewisville, TX   June 01, 2017

So sorry to hear about Elena's passing. I loved her performance as Ilonka in "House of Frankenstein". She was a true beauty who retained her good looks late in life. Elena will be truly missed.

Posted by Gary Kass - Staten Island, NY   June 01, 2017

One of Hollywood's most underrated actresses...

Posted by Stacy Harris - Nashville, TN   June 01, 2017

I sure enjoyed watching you on TV when I was a kid growing up. Thank you so much.

Posted by Tom Sharp - San Francisco, CA   May 31, 2017


Heartfelt condolences to all who knew this beautiful exceptional woman.

Posted by - CA   May 31, 2017

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

I am very sorry to hear of Ms. Elena's paasing. She was a very talented woman and I enjoyed watching her on Dr. Welby as a child. May you find hope in knowing that our God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.

Posted by T S    May 31, 2017

Loved watching her in that role!!!

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

I hope the god of comfort helps you in your time of need

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

Condolences to family and friends of Ms Verdugo, I was a real fan of hers, on Marcus Welby MD, she will be truly missed by all.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Verdugo family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    May 31, 2017

She made me love the name Consuelo; I never knew she was that old. Happy to have seen her work

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017


Godspeed Elena.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   May 31, 2017

Elena was an outstanding actress and a beautiful lady. I watched her on Meet Millie and on Marcus Welby. She is now reunited in heaven with her son, Richard. She will always be remembered as a "Class Act." Jane M. NY

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   May 31, 2017

To the family, friends and fans of Mrs.Elena Verdugo.
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you joy and may God give you peace_.

Posted by S. Tano - Woodbridge, VA   May 31, 2017


MANY MANY BLESSINGS to a wonderful actress, one will always be REMEMBERED...RIH

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   May 31, 2017

My condolences are with this dear family. May God continue to be with them as they cope with this loss.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

verdugo family/friends I'm deeply sorry for your loss of your loved one Elena. My thoughts and prayers are with your all of you at this most difficult time in your family's life. May the God of all comfort, comfort your families.

Posted by Carmen Rivera - Midlothian, IL   May 31, 2017


Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   May 31, 2017

rest in peace,

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

Dear Family and Friends of Elena, I am saddened to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful actress. One I have not forgotten after so many years of missing her on television. May she rest in peace.

Posted by - New Canaan, CT   May 31, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   May 31, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss. May our heavenly father comfort you and your family at this most difficult time.

Posted by - Houston Texas   May 31, 2017


Mrs Verdugo was a very good actress. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May the God of comfort be with her family, friend and fans. We now look forward to seeing her again in paradise. God love you.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

To I am really sorry for your loss Elena had lived a interesting life during Wich she had touched many hearts and lives. Texas

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2017

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