Maria B. Esqueda age 84, born May 15, 1933 in Linares Nuevo Lion, Mexico, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 16, 2018.
Maria came to the United States at age 12 and one of the proudest moments in her life was when she became a U.S. citizen.
Maria was a woman of strong faith walking with the Lord for 65 years. Her calling was to pray for all pastors and evangelists. She was an active member of the Iglesia del Calvario for 58 years.
Maria was always a hard worker starting at a very young age. Working in the fields transitioning to warehouse work from which she retired in 1995. She continued with her hobbies of quilting, cooking and gardening. Her children, grand children and great grand children have been blessed with her handmade quilts.
Maria is survived by her husband of 66 years Juan Esqueda; her children Carmen (Frank), Jon, George and Ruthie (Gordon); grand children Stephanie (Ryan), Jennifer (Shane), Breinn and Brett; great grand children Querina, Max and Zabella; Sisters Andrea and Sophia and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside Washington on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Maria’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.