Enriqueta “Keta” Esquer Reza was a caring fiancé, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on May 14, 2022 at age 89.
She was 1 of 9 children born to Eduardo and Rita Esquer on May 20 1932 in Tucson, Az. She was preceded in death by her siblings Manuel Esquer, Ben Esquer, Walo Esquer, Ramon Esquer and Maria Lizarraga, her remaining siblings Bernie Esquer, Elias Esquer and Lupe Mendivil.
She had 13 children: Linda Garcia (Danny Boyd), Johnny Reza (Ester Rodriguez), Yolanda Reza ( Erich Rubel), Pearl Trevino (Manuel Trevino) Connie Carrola (Usvaldo Carrola) Peter Reza, Irene Reza, Rosemary Marquez (Lorenzo Marquez), Danny Reza, Patricia Perez ( Rudy Perez), Rita Fletcher (Dan Fletcher), Elizabeth Ayres ( Lon Ayres) and Valerie Reza ( Gabriel Carrasco). She was also Nana to 39 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
She was engaged to Adelaido Gastelum and they shared a beautiful life together for over 30 years.
A funeral service will be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
Tia I’m so sad to hear of your passing, you and yours kids have always treated us cousins with love and appreciation. I can remember going over many times to the house on 10th ave the spooky house as we called it, running around playing, with our cousins. And the house in Garfield neighborhood and the San Marcos Housing. As kids it was so much fun, and all those summers that your kids would come over and spend summers with us also. I’m happy you were able to be with your family until the end. I will miss you and my prayers and condolences are with my cousins, love always Paul
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, our “Tia Keta.” To lose a mother is one of the saddest experiences in life. Your love and strong family unity will help you through this very difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan & Lydia Lizarraga
Could not have asked for a better Mother -in-Law!! Keta was the matriarch of a very large family. Her caring words sympathy and Love will be carried on for many generations. The world has lost an amazing lady, my 2nd mom. You will be missed dearly. Love you mom!
Mom, your presence will be missed dearly. You were the best Mom anyone could have ever asked for, Thank you for giving me all my siblings that I call my best friends and Thank you for your unconditional love!!!! Oh and especially your patients having and raising 13 kids that takes a lot of work. You were an amazing Mother. I’m very Proud to call you My Mom. It’s not Bye Mom, it’s see YOU LATER.
My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. I know how much your Nana was loved and cherished. She was such a beautiful human being. Always smiling and so happy when she was around family. I know how much your boys loved her and always looked forward to visiting her.
She will be greatly missed. May she Rest in Peace and my God give you all the love and strength that you need during this time. We love you all very much!
My most heartfelt condolences for you and your family. May God be with you and protect you in this troubled time. From Mayela Leyvas and the Leyvas family.