Helen Mary (Marek) Smith

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Helen Mary (Marek) Smith, age 91, of Waco, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Helen was born to Frank and Mary (Franta) Marek in Abbott, TX on February 9, 1930.

She was an owner/operator of the Exxon Service Station located at 7320 Bosque Blvd. in Waco for 23 years.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waco.

Helen was preceded in death by parents; husbands, Charles Connally Smith, and Edward W. Cepak; and daughter, Dee Whitaker.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son, Rodney E. Cepak of Austin; daughter, Carolyn Luedke and husband Gary of Mt. Calm; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Edwin Marek and wife Rosalie of Lacy Lakeview; and Frankie Marek of West; sisters, Shirley Willenborg and husband Jackie of Little Elm; and Mary Ann Hutyra of West.


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  1. Carolyn, we will keep your family in our prayers.
    Lynn and Jim

  2. We are sorry for your loss.we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. I am deeply saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. She was always so good to me, reaching out to me with kindness at every opportunity. My prayers are being lifted up for all of you at this difficult time. May God fill your hearts with peace as you grieve for her loss.

  4. It is of great sorrow to learn of Helen’s passing. She was my neighbor and closest friend for many years. We enjoyed exchanging thoughts, the many walks around the neighborhood, bike rides, and trips with her and Chuck in our RVs. I will certainly miss her humor and kindness. She was the sweetest lady I have every known and was a friend to everyone she met. Condolences to the family, may she rest in peace!

  5. Carolyn, I’m so sorry for your loss I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Ray & Rose Parma

    We are so heartbroken for the passing of Aunt
    Helen . She was so beautiful and the most caring and loving to anyone she met . Loved all the great fun times we shared at our home , playing 42, talking about anything & everything . She will be so missed . Hugs & prayers being said for all the family . Great memories that will be forever treasured in our hearts

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