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Christine (Zapata) Gerst


1954 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Christine (Zapata) Gerst Obituary
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Christine Zapata Gerst, 60, of Sweetwater, will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Holy Spirit Parish Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Gerst died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born June 7, 1954 in Sweetwater. She married Wilbert Gerst in 1993 in Sweetwater. Christine lived in Sweetwater all her life and was a member of Holy Spirit Parish Catholic Church. She attended WTC at Snyder and was certified as a day care worker. She had worked for PPI in the day care department for 17 years and as a case worker there for three years.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbert Gerst of Sweetwater; her mother, Minnie Gonzales of Sweetwater; daughters, Ruby DeLorea and husband John Joe of Sweetwater and Ericka Garcia and husband Jose of Monahans; seven grandchildren, Christopher Aguilar, Adrienne Aguilar, Ariana DeLorea, Jo Christian DeLorea, Dee Garcia, Ulyssa Garcia and Josette Garcia; and three great-grandchildren, Cason Fields, Ariel Garcia and Noah Garcia.
She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Zapata, Sr. and her brother Manuel Zapata, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Angel Castro III, Elias Castro, Ricky Castro, Joe Palafox, Jr., Ricky Gonzales, Fidencio Balderas, Eli Castro and Daniel Gonzales.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Joe DeLorea, Christopher Aguilar, Jo Christian DeLorea, Jose Garcia and Dee Garcia.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Feb. 5, 2015
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