ESTHER QUIROZ VALENCIA
1940 - 2020
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On May 20, 2020, Esther Quiroz Valencia gave her final good-byes to this world. A loving daughter, sister, mom, grandmother and friend. Esther shared her love of family, friendship and her faith with all. Through God's grace, she has always been blessed with a strength to endure and carry her cross even through her recent battle with cancer. Esther lived a full life of joy. Born November 10, 1940, Esther lived all of her life in Calipatria. The daughter of Eduardo and Juanita Quiroz and the big sister to Ernestina, Connie, Eddie and ChaCha. She attended Bonita School and graduated from Calipatria High School a true Hornet. She enjoyed her friendships and was blessed to have parents that shared the gifts of hard-work and charity. On June 10, 1958, Esther married Miguel Valencia at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Calipatria. Esther and Mike welcomed into their life Michelle "Nanas", Angelita "Prieta", Miguel "Sonny", and Juan "Gordo". Life made many memories. From family gatherings, Thanksgiving and Christmas at Mike and Esthers, summer trips up north to Gilroy and Stockton to pick prunes and visit family, helping out at St. Patricks, and keeping her kids involved with their community and school. Esther set the example to follow. Esther began her working life at the young age of 18 and served our local court system with pride. She started her career in Calipatria working in the local jail as a court clerk and served this role throughout the courts in the county. She continued her career working alongside many judges, court personnel, and fellow court clerks, whom she valued as her friends. She retired as a court clerk supervisor in the Brawley courthouse, next to Mike's job at the Brawley Post Office. Esther served her community with pride. She was always willing to lend a hand and would often bring a friend or two to help. She was involved with the St. Patrick's Ladies Society, CCD Program, Calipatria American Legion Auxiliary, Hornet Boosters Club, Calipatria 4-H, and her family and friends cancer group "Quiroz Walking for a Qure". As a thyroid cancer survivor, Esther wore her purple colors with pride during her commitment to raise funds for local cancer organizations. Her final laps were completed last May with the Brawley Cancer Walk organization. Living a life of faith, Esther's life was fulfilled watching her children grow up and enjoyed being a grandmother. Michelle and Dorian Jackson, gave her Alexander and Jacob. Angelita and Victor Ortiz followed with Lorena, Simon, and Juanita. Mike and Waldina Valencia embraced her with Zoie and Miguel. Juan and Melissa, with Julianna, blessed her in December 2019 with Julian. Her grandchildren kept her busy and she, in turn, loved each of them with hugs, words of wisdom, faith, cooking, and nicknames. Esther's love poured out to all of her nieces and nephews and those she was given the blessing to be called Nina. Esther has now joined her parents, family and friends in heaven, including grandson Jesse. She will continue to be loved by her husband, Mike, her children and grandchildren. Her siblings and their families, and the Valencia family. Friends and family may join in the viewing at Frye's Chapel on Wednesday, June 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial and final blessing will be held at Riverview and celebrated privately. A celebration of life and mass will be arranged to provide family and friends with a safer time to remember the joy Esther gave. Her wishes are in lieu of flowers to generously support St. Patricks or your favorite non-profit cancer organization.


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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from May 31 to Jun. 7, 2020.
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June 18, 2020
To the Valencia & Quiroz Families,

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family in this very difficult time. There are seasons in our lives... when we must walk this path without our loved ones...when we cannot feel their touch and or hear their voice...but for as long as there are cherished memories...they shall always remain alive in our hearts.
Esther was my supervisor when I worked at the Brawley Court and was the most wonderful supervisor that I could have ever had. She was such a beautiful woman of faith, love and dedication to her family, very positive, and always with that beautiful smile. Although I didnt have contact with her due to her retirement and now my retirement from the San Diego Superior Court, she will be greatly missed. I pray that God will fill you with His love, peace, strength, and resignation. God Bless you.
RIP❤

Evelyn M. Aguilar
San Diego, CA

Evelyn M. Aguilar
Friend
June 9, 2020
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Frances Ramirez
June 6, 2020
A very special lady. Always ready with a warm smile. She has left a legacy of warmth, love, and strength through her family.
Joe Derma
Friend
June 6, 2020
To the Valencia family, My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Esther was a big part of my life growing up and I will always carry those memories with me. She was so involved with the church and was always lending a helping hand. I will forever be thankful for Esther for being there for mom when she got sick. Rest in Peace Esther, we love you and will miss you dearly.
with love, Rosemarie Nakadaira
Rosemarie Singh Nakadaira
Friend
June 5, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I will never forget her beautiful smile
Alma Ruvalcaba
Family
June 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Greta (Baird) Erwin
Classmate
June 5, 2020
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Quiroz and Valencia Families. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Esther was a very kind and sweet lady. May God give you all comfort and peace in this time of loss. I'm so sorry Eddie. With sympathy, Harvey and Rosemarie Lopez
Rosemarie Lopez
Friend
June 5, 2020
ear Mike and family, I am so sorry to learn of Esther's passing. She was such a good friend I will never forget. We had lots of fun in high school during our carefree days and I'm sorry I did not get to see her much in later years as I married and settled in San Francisco. I'm sorry I will be unable to attend her services due to the current corona virus situation, but I will be with you in spirit and praying for her and the family.
Angelita (Angie) Chavez Rosales
Classmate
June 3, 2020
Mike, Angie and all of your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Esther was such a sweet, smiling addition to our family gatherings. She will always be missed.
God's Blessings and Our Love,
Delfino and Sharon Basurto
Sharon Basurto
Friend
June 3, 2020
Connie, Eddie, Cha Cha, Ernestine and Valencia family
Gone from our sight but not from our hearts. Our parents were the best of friends when they were young...then we all became friends. I can remember Esthers bright smile and her kindness. I wish you healing prayers. Abrazos y que Dios los Bendiga.
Rosie Arredondo and family
Rosie Arredondo
Friend
June 1, 2020
My condolences to the Family. May God comfort you all during this time. Sorry to hear about your mom Juan.
Sincerely,
Jaclyn Valenzuela Camalich
June 1, 2020
Mike and family I am so sorry for your loss of this beautiful lady. I remember the first time I met Esther and Mike. ... 4H. Her giving and friendly personality was one of the reasons I fell in love with Calipat. May God give you peace at this sad time. Lorraine Counce and Counce family
Lorraine Counce
Friend
June 1, 2020
My condolences to the Valencia family.
Roger and Christine Stein
Friend
June 1, 2020
My condolences to the Valencia & Quiroz families. Esther was such a sweet lady... xoxo
Rachel Camillo
Friend
June 1, 2020
Condolences to the family of Esther.
We were classmates and knew Esther through graduation from Calipatria H.S. She was kind and cheerful and the family must miss her so now. God Bless and Comfort you all.
Davis Beauchamp
June 1, 2020
My condolences to the family RIP.
Brenda Haley
Friend
May 31, 2020
Our condolences to the family. RIP God Bless ....Steve N Carolina Vasquez
Steve Vasquez
Friend
May 31, 2020
Esther, my long time friend and next door neighbor ,Rest in peace my friend ,will never forget you.
Mary H.Tapia
Friend
May 31, 2020
o To Mike, Michelle, Angie, Mike, & John... all the Valencia family and Quiroz family.... so sorry for your great loss of Esther.... she was so energetic to her family, her church, her community.... it is a great loss for all of us and all she gave her heart and soul to...she was always so happy, and eager to lend a hand.... it will be a big void to fill...she has left the world a better place, we are ALL better for knowing her, her legacy is her family and faith.... GODSPEED DEAR FRIEND!
Sandy George
Friend
May 31, 2020
Eddie, my condolences to you and your family.
Antonio Solis
Acquaintance
May 31, 2020
Our Deepest Condolence to the Quiroz Familia may God be with you in your time of need from the Molina Familia
Tomas Molina
Acquaintance
May 31, 2020
My condolences to her family and loved ones.
Esther was such an amazing and vibrant soul. I was one of the phlebotomists from the hospital that had the honor of meeting her and sharing many laughs with her, despite her going through so much. Even when she wasn't feeling too well she would still joke with me and make me laugh. I will always carry those memories with me. I will miss her. Rest peacefully Esther.
Danielle
Acquaintance
May 30, 2020
Mike & the entire Valencia Family -
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Esther. Our world has lost the brightest, sweetest, and most faithful woman. Esther just had this aura about her and she loved with her whole heart. To her dear family, you were her absolute everything. Angie, Victor and kids we are here for you and send you all the love. May the memories of Esther bring you comfort during this time for heaven has received a beautiful angel.
Nikki Sasser & Family
Friend
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