George O. Sepeda

George O. SepedaGeorge O. Sepeda, 67, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at 11:15 a.m. after a brief illness due to pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Jim Petrie. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment  will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. He was born on August 31, 1943 in Sweetwater, TX and married Lucia Nava Perez in San Angelo, TX on April 25, 1964. George worked as a cement finisher and later as a job foreman and retired at age 62. He was happiest when spending time with his grandchildren and cooking outdoors. His smile, sense of humor and gift of storytelling will be missed by all.He is survived by his wife, Lucia Sepeda; two daughters and their spouses, Cynthia and Gary Whadford of Wylie, Texas and Deanna and Lee Young of Lake in the Hills, IL; five grandchildren, Garrison Whadford, Ashlyn Young, Conner Young, Parker Young and Carson Young; two sisters, Maria Reyes and Esther Palafox; one brother, Lupe Sepeda; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Josefina Sepeda. Pallbearers will be nephews, Robert Reyes, Mark Palafox, Michael Sepeda, Robert Torres, Anthony Cervantez and cousin, Henry Ortega, Jr.Honorary pallbearers will be Basilio “Wero” Rosales and Edward Gomez.