Blanche Rios Zepeda

Blanche Marina Zepeda passed away on April 13, 2018 at 1:20pm at the age of 79 years.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Marcelo T. Zepeda, son Dan Zepeda and his wife Martha, daughter Maris and her husband Rick Gonzalez, daughter Marina Zepeda, daughter Erica and her husband Armando Trevino, niece Cora Gonzalez; as well as 8 grandchildren: Diana and her husband Juan, Nicholas Gonzalez, Kristen and her husband Tom, Melissa Zepeda, Andrea and her husband Jose, Ricardo Gonzalez, Ava Trevino, and Dominic Trevino; and 3 great-grandchildren: Brynn, Zoe, and Thomas.

She was born in New Gulf, Texas on May 17, 1938, one of nine children, and was involved in many organizations throughout her full and vibrant life:  Cub Scouts Den Leader, PTA President, St Mary’s CYO Advisor, Clear Creek Cavalier Booster Club, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Club Los Diez, Club Circulo Unidos Mexicanos, Club Mexico Bello, League City Rotary Club, and she owned and operated Zepeda Office Supply and Printing for over 30 years.

Her loving husband referred to her as the wind beneath his wings.  Their love will be Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, TX.


  1. Blanche was one of a kind. If I needed someone to talk to, she was the one and always ready to listen. She had such a bubbly personalty and made friends everywhere she went. She will be missed by her loving husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, and me, David. Lorie, Debbie, Kristi, Mike, Mark, Lorie Ann and David Andrew.

    You will always be remembered.
    Rachel Zepeda

    Rachel Zepeda
  2. Aunt Blanche you always made me feel special and your smile made my day.
    Summer were my fondest memories, I had two weeks before school started to help babysit Erica. Going to the pool, park and talks around the kitchen table was the best. Now the ice cream was the highlight of the visit. Who knew there were other flavors beside chocolate and vanilla.

    Aunt Blanche I love you with all of my heart. I will keep you in my prayers. Love Lulu, Pete, Rene, Michael, Eric, Joseph and Aurora.

    Mary Lou Villarreal Rodriguez
  3. My grandma was the very best grandma you could ask for. I have tons of happy memories with my grandma. I can remember swinging on the swing in the gazebo and singling “Somewhere out there” and blowing bubbles. I can remember playing loteria and Gin Rummy for hours. On the weekends after we’d spend the night she’d take us to Peppermint Park. She used to make us cheese quesadillas that were the best (to this day)! We’d sit at her kitchen table and talk for hours upon hours while eating fruit and cracking pecans. She will be greatly missed. She was one of a kind and I’m truly blessed to have had her in my life for 35 years.

    Diana Zepeda Carrera
  4. Blanche was always so loving to all our family. I will miss her smile. Love you Sister. Esther

    Esther Zepeda Salazar
  5. Condolences to Marcello and family. I remember her being friends with my wife Christine. Now they can re unite again in heaven. May she rest in peace. May God comfort all the family members. From my family to yours Marcello. Peace be with you.

    Joey Moczygemba
  6. I will remember Blanche as kind, loving and beautiful. Her smile was perfect!

    My condolences to cousin Marcelo and his family as well as the entire Zepeda and Rios families. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Mary Telles Guerrero
  7. Aunt Blanche,
    Thank you for the many wonderful childhood memories! Your kindness will always remain in my heart.

    Laura Rios Wals
  8. Señora Blanche. Usted ha dejado una huella de compasión y unidad en mi corazón. Con agradecimiento por esos momentos cuando me escuchaba con tanto amor. Mis oraciones por su regreso a la casa del Padre y por su familia tenga consuelo por su parida.

    Carmen Arreola

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