Ricardo "Ricky" Sepulveda, 26, was born September 3, 1993, in Houston, Texas, where he also died from a "hit and run" accident February 7, 2020. He was preceded in death by grandparents Rudy and Guadalupe Olvera of Houston; Eusebio Sepulveda of Monterrey and Jean Morgan of San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by two sets of loving parents, Linda and David Morgan of Houston, and Ricardo and Gabriela Sepulveda of Monterrey, Mexico; his half brothers Alejandro Morgan of Houston, Erik and Victor Sepulveda of Monterrey; grandmother Amalia Rodríguez de Sepulveda of Monterrey and grandfather, Mendell Morgan of San Antonio; uncles Robert Olvera (Rebecca), Eusebio and Jaime Sepulveda; aunts Nancy Olvera (Juan), Patricia Sepulveda de Treviño (Gerardo), Laura Lorena Sepulveda de Rodríguez (Sergio Reyes) and Sandra Sepulveda Rodríguez. He deeply loved his family including his nieces and nephews, plus numerous cousins of all ages in Texas as well as in Mexico - but he never met a stranger! His legacy is the infectious, broad smile which was as warm and bright as the Texas sun and shared with all. He left a legion of friends in all the areas of his life.
Ricky was born with a special gift from God everyone recognized. He was an exceptional, positive force who defined "cool". He was an easy going dude who loved life and was always active - up for new adventure - "wherever the winds would take him". His passion was his gleaming bright blue Suzuki motorcycle but he loved anything with wheels and motors - cars, jeeps, rock crawlers, dune buggies, and planes! His positive energy and good health allowed him to celebrate a full life enjoying all activities at his bases in both Houston and Monterrey. He backpacked his way through Europe, partied in Cancun and lived for a year in Denver to enjoy snow boarding. He lived life on the fast track with a need for speed, often "off-road" in nature - he especially loved being in the mountains. He was an excellent driver and always challenged his limits to see how fast he could go. He also enjoyed rock climbing, trying new foods, snorkeling, and locating new breweries. He was completing his pilot's license at the untimely moment of his passage into a new life.
Ricky loved to go "out and about", frequently checking the time of day on one of his many, great wrist watches. He was a natural entrepreneur who loved to wheel and deal in person and online. He was born with street smarts, living life by his own rules. He was always up for and ready to have a new experience, very often quietly lending a helping hand to a person or an animal he met in need on his travels. He loved all dogs, especially German Shepherds.
He touched many lives with his generous spirit and had a way of lightening any situation with a joke, a funny story or a way of expressing things in the unique way as he saw them. He was quick-witted and just plain fun to be around thanks to his engaging personality and grin. Ricky never seemed down but was always cheerful. He also had a certain natural charm which endeared him to others - you just had to love Rick. Ricky celebrated his life and would like for us to continue to celebrate the time he was with us. He would want us to remember him with a big smile (sonrisa) like his each time we think of him that will help fill the hole in our hearts his passage has left. Let us smile now as we think of him with love.
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