Funeral services for Ophelia Sepulbeda, 77, of Morton, were held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Morton with Father Joseph Palacios officiating.
Burial was in Morton Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Head Duarte Funeral Home.
Rosary was said Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14 in the Head Duarte Memorial Chapel in Morton.
She passed away February 13, 2014, in Morton.
She was born January 2, 1938 to Toribio and Natalia (Franco) Casarez in Karnes City, Texas.
She married Jesus Sepulbeda on November 9, 1957, in Morton. They moved to Griffith, but returned to Morton in 1975 and made it their permanent home.
She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing Bingo.
She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Guadalupanas. She was also a Cursillista.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Toribio and Natalia Casarez; two sisters: Louisa Garza and Martha Casarez; a grandson, Joe Escobar and a great-grandson, Marcus Lee Sepulbeda.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jesus Sepulbeda of Morton; daughters: Rosalinda Escobar and husband, Joe, and Toni Gonzales and husband, Efain, all of Big Lake, Lupe Guajardo and husband, Roger, and Jessica West, all of Morton; sons: Joe Sepulbeda of Oklahoma City, OK and Hilbert "Gilbert" Sepulbeda and wife, Delma, of Morton; brothers: Daniel Casarez and wife, Maria, of Whiteface, Manuel Casarez, Robert Casarez and Henry Casarez and wife, Eva, all of Morton; sisters: Lupe and Joe Sanchez of Gardendale and Martha Garica of Levelland.
God saw you getting tired,
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you,
and whispered "come with me."
With tearful eyes we
and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to
prove to us,
He only takes the best.