81, of Phoenix, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013.
Born in 1932 in Deming, N.M., Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years Manuel Esquer, a World War II veteran who passed March 6, 2010. She is survived by her children Deborah Curtin (Patrick), Manuel (Polly) and Adrian (Francis) Esquer; brother’s Johnny and Henry Sizemore, Antonio, Pete and Lupe Ruiz; sister’s Carmen, Maggie and Esther; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mary was proud of having worked 25 years at Motorola in Phoenix. She and Manuel celebrated life together by sharing their love and home with family and friends, dancing the night away and enjoying vacations in Las Vegas. In her later years, Mary enjoyed meeting new friends during her various social activities and laughing with her beloved grandchildren who only knew her as “Nani”. She met her life’s later challenges with grace, humility and dignity. We will always love and miss you Nani, but are comforted in knowing that you are together once again with your husband. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.