Romney Alexandria Sample

Romney Alexandria Sample (Sczepanik) entered into eternal rest on April 4,2022 at the age of 54 (just one week shy of her birthday) in Hondo, Texas. She was born on April 11, 1967, in Floresville, Texas, to Lailey and Ignatz “Pete” Sczepanik of Panna Maria, Texas.

She married Christopher Sobieski in 1988 and they lived in Europe. He joined the Sherriff’s Department when he got out of the service. Sadly, he was killed by a drunk driver. When this happened, she became very active in the M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving Organization). God had a plan for her: however, as she met and married the love of her life, Derek Sample on May 25, 2009. He made her immensely happy.

Romney had many interests, one she enjoyed from a young age, was caring for and loving all animals, especially horses. She fostered neglected and abused horses. She also enjoyed gardening and had a fantastic green thumb. She could put anything in the ground and it would grow and thrive.

She was a born caregiver, and through the years, shared her home with numerous foreign exchange students from all over the world. Many of these girls stayed in touch with her throughout the years. Romney was a devoted wife and rancher.

She was preceded in death by her father: Ignatz “Pete” Scezpanik; her first husband: Christopher Sobieski and dear life-long friend: Cecil Dean.

She is survived by her devoted husband: Derek Sample; son: Rustyn (Kristina) Sample, daughter: Stephanie Mcelhatten; mother: Lailey Sczepanik; siblings: Eric Szczepanik, Duncan (Clare) Sczepanik, Kirk (Tina) Sczepanik, Seth Sczepanik, Tobin Sczepanik, Darcy (Jeff) Seaton, Katya Sczepanik, Emily (Joseph) Brysch, and Alexis (Cameron) Irvine: grandchildren: Tristyn Sample and Audry Sample; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. for Everyone at Eckols Chapel. (No Services will be held on Palm Sunday, April 10,2022).

Services as follows: Visitation will also be held Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa,TX.

A Rosary will be recited at 10:00a.m. on Monday, April 11th at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa, TX.

A Eulogy will be read at 10:30a.m. by Aunt Merilyn on Monday, April 11th, at Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa,TX.

Song: Amazing Grace at 10:45a.m. Monday, April 11th, by family member, Merilyn, prior to Mass.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022 at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa, TX with Rev. Wieslaw Iwaniec officiating.

Recesssional Song: How Great Thou Art

Committal/Burial services beginning at 12:00p.m. at Cestohowa Cemetery with Rev. Sibley officiating.

Reception to follow in the Church Hall of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.

Pallbearers: Kirk Sczepanik, Tobin Sczepanik, Seth Sczepanik, Eric Sczepanik, Robert Sczepanik and Rustyn Sample. Honorary Pallbearers: Wade Sczepanik and Ronald Sample.

Flowers welcome or Memorials may be made in Romneys’s name to the Remedy Ranch Rescue, 98 County Road 307, Floresville, TX 78114.