1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Elva Esquivel went home to be with the Lord on August 27, 2016, at the age of 82. Elva was born June 2, 1934 in Anthony, New Mexico and she later moved to Bakersfield, California.
On August 1, 1973 Elva married Rey Esquivel and combined their two families. Elva enjoyed taking trips to the beach, going on daily car rides, watching her grandchildren play various sports, and growing Iris's in her garden.
Elva is survived by her loving children: Robert, Andrew, Rudy, Corina and James Soto, and Diane Benavente, and Step-children: Ray Esquivel, Victoria De la Cruz, Sarah Esquivel, Christina Coronado, and Eleanor Madrid; Sisters: Bertha Monsibais and Rosie Culver; Brothers: Alonzo, Jesse, Phil, and Lawrence Flores. Elva is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whose lives have been touched by her presence.
Elva is preceded in death by her husband Reynaldo Esquivel of 41 years, Parents: Elias Flores and Ramona Borunda, Brothers: Joe and Elias Flores, Sisters: Gloria Vanshaack, Corina and Margaret Flores, Stepson: Richard Esquivel, and Grandson: Matthew Soto.
We would like to give a special thank you to Carmen Torres, Maria Arevalo-Soto, and Optimal Hospice Care for helping take care of Elva during the past few months of her life.
Pallbearers: Robert and Roman Soto, Nicholas Benavente, Manuel Canez, Mark Bustamante, and Brock Calvillo.
Honorary Pallbearers: Rudy and Bobbi Alicia Soto, and Andrew Robertson.
Visitation is scheduled Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home Northeast.
Funeral Service is scheduled Friday, September 2, 2016, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at Greenlawn Cemetery Northeast.
Elva will be truly missed by her loving family and friends.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 31, 2016
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