Esther Sepeda, 84, was born April 10, 1938, in Buda, TX to Jesus & Inocensia Salazar. Esther was very active in her community and even more so when it came to her culture. She co-founded the Hispanic Association of Women Inc. and was the first Hispanic woman to be appointed as a board member to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. She later was appointed as the CEO for The Lubbock Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and served as so for over twenty-two years. She enjoyed bible studies and ministering to others about Christ was a passion that was inspired by her many years as a member of Alliance Church. After moving to Abernathy, she became a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church where she served until her passing. Above all, Esther loved her family and any time spent with them were memories she cherished always.
In the early morning of April 5, 2023, surrounded by family, Esther Sepeda was called from this earth and into the arms of her eternal father. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Susan Ysasaga of Austin; six sisters and their husbands, Reina & Rey Garcia, Mary & Mike Riojas, Gloria & Tommy Yanez all of Lubbock, Dora & Mark Lucero of Lubbock, Sylvia (Lucero) & Chuck Phillips of Rowlett, Bea & Richard Edwards of Garland; eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by five sons, Roland Sepeda, Eddie Sepeda, J.B. Sepeda, Ronald Sepeda, & Robert Sepeda; four brothers, Jose Salazar, Francisco Salazar, Jesus Salazar, George Salazar; two sisters, Carmelita Ochoa, Rosa Quintanilla.
Services for Ms. Sepeda will be 10:00 am Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Alliance Church with Pastor Jesse Rincones officiating Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. A prayer service will be held 7:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2023, in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with visitation starting at 1:00 pm.