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1923 Lupe 2020

Lupe Swanson

October 6, 1923 — April 12, 2020


On Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, our Heavenly Father called Lupe Swanson to her Heavenly home. Born October 6, 1923 in Temple, TX, she was the beloved daughter of Juan and Sofie Mojica and the adored mother to nine children.

Lupe was known and loved by many for her beautiful smile, her generosity, compassionate attitude towards others and her lemon meringue pies.

In her younger years Lupe was proud to have been a motorcycle mechanic during a time few women ventured in that field. She would also make extra cash to help make ends meet by bringing like to black and white photos with her oil painting skills before color photos became common. Lupe worked for a short period of time as a seamstress for Woods Manufacturing in Temple and as a taxi cab driver for Yellow Cab. She later worked for and retired from Exxon Oil.

During her youth she attended Guadalupe Catholic Church and later attended and became a member of Canyon Creek Baptist Church after receiving Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and being Baptized on April 22nd, 1990.

Lupe will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Santos Mojica, her daughter Linda Broadbent, her sons; William J. Swanson III, Felix Mojica, and her beloved grandson Wallitos Carrillo.

Lupe is survived by her sister Katie Buckingham, oldest son Wallace Carrillo Jr., son Joseph Mojica and wife Katie of Temple, Tx, daughter Sofie Gonzales and husband Tomas, son James Swanson Jr. and wife Lynn, daughter Rose Marie Schwartz and husband Barry, and youngest daughter Delfina Musick and husband David.

Grandsons surviving her are: Rudy Carrillo, Mario Carrillo, Jerrod Garringer, Heath Garringer, Tomas Gonzales Jr., Aaron Gonzales, J.R. Gonzales, Wm J. Swanson IV, James Swanson Jr., Arthur Schwartz, David Schwartz, Michael Hubbard, Moses Mojica, Joseph and John Mojica of Temple. Lupe’s granddaughters surviving her are: Eyvette Green, Maria Vanessa McMann, Dee Anna Jo Carreno, Cindy Henry, Janie Torres, Brandy Davis and Sabrina Carruthers. Surviving as well are numerous nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Details of how one can pay final respects to Lupe Swanson are pending with Harper Talasek due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Love of Christ Pantry and CTLC to aid in the Covid-19 relief efforts.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lupe Swanson, please visit our flower store.

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