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Esther Viscarra

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Devoted mother and grandmother
Esther Viscarra, 85, longtime resident of Alamogordo, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at her home in El Paso, Texas. Esther was born Jan. 23, 1923, to Jose Maria Najera, one of Alamogordo's founding citizens, and Esther Najera. She married Jesus "Chuy" Viscarra in Oakland, Calif., April 12, 1943, and was married for 57 years until his death in December 2000. 
Esther was preceded in death by her two eldest children, Clara Rivera, of El Paso, and Richard "Andy" Viscarra, of Alamogordo; and her eldest grandson, Daniel W. Rivera.
She is survived by her children, Daniel Rivera, of El Paso, Ralph Edward Viscarra and Carlos Olvera, of Denton, Texas, Rebbecca Hagins and her husband Dale, of Killen, Texas, Fran Viscarra Arellano and her husband Lorenzo, Harry Viscarra and his wife Elisa, all of San Diego, George Viscarra and his wife Paige, of Alamogordo, Stephen Viscarra and his wife Janet, of Lawton, Okla., Susan Parmenter and her husband Dan Parmenter, of LaCrosse, Wis., Joseph Viscarra and his wife Linda, of San Diego; grandchildren Deborah Rivera, Richard Viscarra, Wendy Moomaw, John Vullo, Erica Perry, Adrian Hagins, Ashley Howard, Eric Viscarra, George Viscarra, Jacob Viscarra, Amanda Viscarra, Caitlin Lambertson, Cheyenne Lambertson, Sara Viscarra, Samantha Viscarra, LeighAnna Viscarra and Johanna Viscarra; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Ralph, Harry, George, Stephen and Joe Viscarra and grandson Tre Rivera. Honorary pallbearer will be her son-in-law, Daniel Rivera Sr.
The viewing will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., directly followed by the Rosary at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel on First Street. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Father Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., celebrant.
Internment to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 14 to Feb. 28, 2008
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