A rosary will be recited on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at St. John’s Catholic Church at 7:00 P.M. for Juanita Esquibel, 86, who passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Moreno on Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. John’s Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Juanita was born August 29, 1927 in Picacho, NM to Eustaquio Silva and Nestora Sigala. Both parents preceded her in death. Juanita was also preceded in death by her son David R. Montoya, her two brothers Agustin Silva and Eustaquio Silva Jr. and three sisters Mary Elizabeth Prudencio , Sarah Chavez and Maria Silva.
Juanita leaves behind her husband Pedro Esquibel of Roswell, NM; sons Joe Montoya and wife Georgia of Albuquerque, NM; daughters Margaret Montoya-Nuno and partner Galdino Juarez of Norwalk, CA and Yolanda Montoya-Duran and husband Robert of Las Cruces, NM; brother Albert Silva of Roswell, NM; sisters Martina Bartlett of Holman, NM, Rufina Wilton of North Glen, CO, Ernestina Huizar of Radium Springs, NM, Hope Carrion of Santa Fe, NM and Adelina Pino of Tularosa, NM; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter.
Juanita was of the catholic faith and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She retired from the California Housing Authority as an eligibility administrator. She was a foster grandparent at Washington Avenue School in Roswell. Juanita enjoyed playing bingo and playing at the casino.
Pallbearers will be David Trejo, Robert Duran, Fred Flores, Jr., J.D. Sanchez, Shawn Tippet, Michael O’Brian, with honorary pallbearers Albert Silva, Joe Huizar, Larry Esquibel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.