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Lorenzo R. Espinoza

February 4, 1944 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Lorenzo Espinoza Obituary

Dad’s Obituary – March 8, 2024

Lorenzo “Larry” Espinoza, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024 at the age of 80. Born in Progreso, Texas on February 4, 1944, to Lorenzo & Nicolasa Espinoza Sr. he lived a life marked by compassion, wisdom, and dedication to his family.

Family was paramount to Lorenzo. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Manuela, his partner in life's journey for the past 59 years. They married on November 14, 1964 and together, they created a loving home filled with warmth and laughter. Lorenzo was a pillar of strength and support to his 5 children: Debbie Perales, Kristina Longoria, Terri Stokes (Ryan), David Espinoza, and Barbarita Espinoza, his eleven grandchildren: Natasha, Cassandra, Ritchie, Alyssa, Shanice, Robbie, Justice, Jordyn, Alexandria, Alec & Victoria.  His fifteen great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, always offering guidance and love. 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Lorenzo Espinoza Sr. and Nicolasa Espinoza, three brothers; Alfredo Espinoza, Tony Espinoza and Pete Espinoza, and one grand-daughter Alexandria Hope Martinez.

Lorenzo was a man of many talents and passions. He dedicated most of his years to his career and hobby as a mechanic and a plutonium operator at Hanford, where his commitment to excellence and integrity shone brightly to his employers, family and friends. His colleagues admired his work ethic, and his friends cherished his humor, kindness and willingness to always help a friend in need.

In his spare time, Lorenzo enjoyed tinkering in his garage on vintage vehicles, working in this yard/gardens, or relaxing in his recliner watching his favorite movies, always showing a deep appreciation for fast cars and classic old movies.

Lorenzo will be fondly remembered for his generosity, wisdom, and unwavering love. Not to mention his stubbornness and tenacity.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and his legacy lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Our family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Sunnyside Hospital/Clinics and DaVita Dialysis Center for being patient and caring when treating our father.

A viewing will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA Wednesday March 13, 2024 from 4pm – 8pm with a recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 6pm.   Mass of Christian burial service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 10:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, interment to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Garden Cemetery, Sunnyside WA.

In-memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association, causes close to Lorenzo’s heart.

May his soul rest in peace.

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Viewing and Visitation
March 13, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Recitation of the Rosary
March 13, 2024

6:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Mass of Christian Burial
March 14, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Sunnyside, WA)

Interment Following Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

Lower Valley Memorial Garden Cemetery, Sunnyside, Washington


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