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Magda P. Sweede

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Date published: 2/24/2013

Magda P. Sweede

Magda Pesquera "Mita" Sweede, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

She lived her life with an amazing faith in God and was richly blessed.

Born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, she came to the United States in 1946. Her gift for languages enhanced her career, which spanned from the World Bank to the Department of the Army from which she retired in 1996.

She was the beloved wife of Jack, whom she met and married in March 1953. They were blessed with five children, David Sweede (Denise) of Chesapeake; Ingrid Mihos (Bill) of Manassas; Bill Sweede (Nan) of Fairfax Station, Eric Sweede (Megan) of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Sonja Moffatt (Gregg) of Fredericksburg.

Mita was happiest when surrounded by her 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her passion for opera, her great sense of humor and her love of people. She will be missed!

A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Virginia, 9702 Gayton Road, No. 110, Richmond, Va. 23238; or the Parkinson's Foundation of the National Capitol Area, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, Va. 22102.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.