Albert Esquibel, 97, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas.
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He was born in Sabinoso on Oct. 27, 1915, to the late Marcelino Esquibel and Gabrielita Martinez-Esquibel.
He enjoyed hunting and dancing and also spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing cards and working on the ranch, riding his mule and going to the horse races.
A lifetime Catholic, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino and Gabriella Esquibel; brother, Alfonso Esquibel; sisters, Frieda Montoya, Molly Martinez and Mabel Baca.
He is survived by his wife, Eloisa Esquibel of Peralta; sons and daughter, Jesse Esquibel and wife, Grace, of Las Vegas, Joe Esquibel and wife, Gloria, of Roy, Dennie Esquibel of Santa Fe, Robert Esquibel of Albuquerque, Grace Montoya and husband, Gilbert, of Santa Fe, J.D. Esquibel and wife, Amy, of Longmont, Allen Esquibel of Peralta; brother and sisters, Joe Esquibel of Livermore, Calif., Lucy Walker and husband, Chuck, of Hemett, Calif., Angie Landeros of Alameda, Calif., Stella Montes and husband, Bob, of Pueblo, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. today (Monday) at the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas and funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant, at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas. Interment will follow at the Esquibel Family Cemetery in Canyon Largo with the following serving as casket bearers: Troy Esquibel, Daniel Esquibel, Devin Esquibel, Adrian Esquibel, Tommy Montoya, Nathan Esquibel and Roger Esquibel.
Visit Rogers Mortuary's website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Aug. 19, 2013