Dora Irma Morales Sepeda was born on November 23, 1927 in Paint Rock, TX to Senonita and Pablo Morales. She passed from this life on November 17, 2014 at a care facility in Junction.
She attended school in Menard class of1945. While attending Menard High School, one of her teachers tutored her in Algebra, and she taught him Spanish, and her love of teaching began. Growing up, she was a hard worker, picked cotton with her brother Humberto, worked at a pickle factory, various agriculture jobs, and at Wilenskys clothing store. At the age of 18 she taught school in Ft. Mc Kavett for 3 years. One of her students was her brother, Robert Morales, who would ride with her to school. She taught many students, and she enjoyed teaching. She married Juan Sepeda and moved to Junction, where she raised a daughter, Edna and two sons, Hector and Oscar. Dora worked at the Lazy T Motel for many years. She kept busy with her family including many seasons of Little League, school lunches and transportation. Although she did not have much knowledge of football, she would attend her sons games and pray for their safety. She taught her daughter, Edna, how to cook, and made her a dress on Cinco De Mayo, and Edna was crowned queen. Dora prepared income tax for her brothers, who were sheep shearing contractors, and eventually taught her niece to take over. She worked for the Concho Valley of Government for more than 20 years helping senior citizens acquire help for their homes, and also drove the transit bus. She volunteered at the courthouse during elections, and helped translate for nonEnglish speaking individuals. She helped deliver meals to Menard and London with MealsonWheels.
For 14 years, Dora and Juan cooked meals for Hunters in Lake Charles, LA. Jimmy the owner of a big company in Louisiana would bring his employees to hunt, and he told his employees to tip Dora very well because she was such a good cook one weekend she made 2000, which made her very happy she was also proud of her husband who brought home 20 for each deer skinned. One particular man came, but didnt hunt he just came to eat tortillas. He said they were the he ever had.
Dora loved to read, and read the San Angelo Standard Times even to her final day. She said reading keeps your mind sharp. She enjoyed garage sales, and could bargain for the price. She would buy and sell things constantly. She had fun eating at Golden Corral and Mr. Gattis in San Angelo, hot n sour soup, popcorn, chocolate sweets, icecream floats, Sonic cherry limeade, and vegetable soup from Isaaks. She liked to decorate, especially home interior design.
Dora never complained when she was sick just always enjoyed helping others. She taught her boys to work at an early age and helped them get jobs. She would say do an honest day of labor and save your money. Dora taught her children to be good citizens, and to be kind to others. She was very proud of her nephews, nieces, and cousins who work for the government in service to others.
Dora loved her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. She was the foundation of her family, so strong and caring, humble, and with a strong belief in God. She would tell her children, God is always with you, be strong, know that God is near, and that I taught you well. She was a lady strong in her Catholic faith and loved God with all her heart.
Dora is preceded in death by her parents daughter, Edna Sepeda Menchaca husband, Juan Sepeda brother, Amadeo Morales nephew, Richard Morales and sisterinlaw, Delia Morales.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory include two sons, Hector Sepeda and wife Wanda Patton of Junction, and Oscar Sepeda of Junction brothers, Humberto Morales of Amarillo, Mario Morales and wife Josie of San Angelo, and Robert Morales and wife Margaret of Menard twelve grandchildren, fourteen greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at St. Theresas Catholic Church in Junction with Father Albert Ezeanya as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the N.E. Junction Cemetery. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Kimble Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Robert Morales, Jr., Marito Morales, Alan Morales, Amadeo Morales, Ray Morales, Jr., Steve Smith, and Roy Silva.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Morales, Sr., Roy Morales, Sr., Humberto Morales, Jr., and Alejandro Gonzales.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home 325 4463076.
Kimble Funeral Home
1010 College Street
Junction, TX 76849
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Theresas Catholic Church
Junction, TX 76849
Thursday, November 20, 2014
N. E. Junction Cemetery
Junction, TX 76849