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Saturday Funeral Scheduled for Cadet Killed in Fiery Crash

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

A funeral will be held Saturday for one of the two Texas A&M Corps members killed in a fiery car crash last Sunday.

Amy Pacheco, 18, and her passenger Miguel Hernandez died when a car going the wrong way on State Highway 290 slammed into their vehicle head on.

Another cadet, Francisco Campos, survived, but suffered serious injuries.

A service for Pacheco is schedule to take place at the Bethel Tabernacle in Houston at 1 pm.

Many members of the Corps are expected to attend. Funeral services for Hernandez haven't been announced.

The following is an obituary as published in the Houston Chronicle:

"Amy Janette Pacheco was born in Houston, Texas on May 16, 1994 toJuan Jesus Pacheco and Rosa Maria Pacheco. Amy was the second child born to this union.

Amy was a 2012 graduate from Cesar E. Chavez High School, Houston, Texas. Amy pursued her dream of higher education as well as joining the prestigious Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, Bryan College Station, Texas. She received multiple scholarships from various institutions highlighting her stellar attributes and great potential to achieve higher learning. She was pursuing a degree in Construction Science Engineering.

She had a smile that was virtually ever-present, contagious and a heart that was filled with giving, always seeking to make a difference. She was loved by everyone who crossed her path.

Amy leaves to mourn her parents Juan Jesus Pacheco and Rosa Maria Pacheco, two brothers Aaron Jonathan Pacheco (married to Gabriela E. Pacheco) and Andrew Jason Pacheco, a sister Ashley Jackey Pacheco;her maternal grandparents Isaias Santos and his wife Rosa Maria Santos;her paternal grandparents Gloria O. Hernandez and her husband Eduardo Hernandez; proceeded in death by her maternal grandmother, Rosalina Santos along with a number of aunts, uncles, a niece, nephew, cousins,and friends.

Family to receive friends 6 pm - 8 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 with a 6:30 pm prayer service at Bethel Taberbnacle, 1020 FM 1960 E, Houston, TX. Funeral service to be held 1:00 pm Saturday, March 9, 2013. Internment to follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Humble,TX.

'Dear Friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you...Do everything without complaining and arguing so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the word of life...I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my life was not useless. I will rejoice even if I lose my life , pouring it out like a liquid offering to God. I want all of you to share that joy. Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.'"


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