Ester Pare-Rey (1939 - 2013)

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Esther Pare-Rey went peacefully to our Lord on June 30, 2013, at the age of 74 in the arms of her family.

She was born in Las Vegas, to Octaviano and Beatrice (Encinias) Gutierrez on Jan. 21, 1939.

Esther was preceded in death by her father and her brothers, Dennis and Orlando (Landy); and first husband, Roger in 1977.

She is survived by her mother, Beatrice Gutierrez; her husband of 34 years, Robert (Bobby) Rey; her daughter, Lea Willingham and husband, David; step-children, Roger Pare, Barbara Gessner and husband Paul, Angel Pare, Gloria Faber and husband Kevin, Mark Panlener and Cynthia Panlener; grandchildren, Brooke, Alex, Ellena and Austyn Willingham; step-grandchildren, Zachary, Jade, and Morgan Panlener, James and Westin Faber, Lyndon and Sophia Gessner, Marco Regazzoni, and Mirabella Pare; and uncle Miguel Encinias and his wife Jeanine.

Esther attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School for nine years and graduated from West Las Vegas High School. She attended Highlands University for two years. She was a military wife with her first husband, Roger Pare and lived in various countries during his military career. She moved to Albuquerque in 1966.

Esther had been caring for her parents until 2005 when her father (Tavo) passed and continued to care for her mother, Beatrice.

She and her husband. Bobby, went on many trips the past few years, especially sporting events and cruises. You would also find Esther at the casinos playing the dime machines.

Esther was a faithful Catholic and belonged to Our Lady of Assumption Parish.

Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Pl. NE, with Memorial Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11 a.m. Esther will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date.
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Arrangements under the direction of French Funerals - Wyoming, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 823-9400.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on July 3, 2013