Mauricio Gaston Zamora of Davidson died suddenly on Thanksgiving Day while running with his wife and son in Meyer Park, Houston, Texas. He was 42. Visitation is Monday and funeral services are Tuesday, both in Houston.
A memorial service is planned Thursday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson.
Mauricio was born July 23, 1969, in La Paz, Bolivia to Silvia and Dr. Luis Zamora. His parents immigrated to the United States so his father could finish medical training. The family ultimately settled in Houston, Texas. Mauricio graduated from Westfield High School in 1987 and from Texas A&M University in 1993.
He met his wife, Pamela Weatherford Zamora, while working at Argo soon after graduation. They married in 1998 and had one son Trey, 11, who is a student at Davidson Elementary School.
Mauricio was a senior software industry executive and passionate entrepreneur with two decades of experience leading technology organizations. His proudest career accomplishments were creating two technology companies: Telution, an operations support system software company for the telecommunication industry; and Innate Agility Consulting, a software development consulting organization.
His interests included family, playing and coaching soccer, woodworking, guitar playing, wine collecting, running and passionately watching Texas A&M sports. Mauricio devoted much of his time and energy to his loving family and had the amazing ability to make everyone laugh.
Mauricio is survived by his wife of 13 years, Pamela Weatherford Zamora; son, Trey Zamora; mother and father Silvia and Dr. Luis Zamora; sister, Cecilia Zamora Buice and brother Gabriel Zamora.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Dr., Houston, Texas 77379. A funeral Mass will be performed at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 19222 SH249, Houston, Texas 77070.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, an organization that has helped Dr. Zamora cope with Parkinson’s Disease: www.hapsonline.org or 2700 SW Freeway Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098.