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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On March 22, 2015 @ 9:32 am In Obituary | 2 Comments


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Susana Covarrubias Sesma entered into Eternal Peace surrounded by her family on March 14, 2015. She was born in 1936 and is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, mothers Esther & Ana Covarrubias, father Gilbert and brothers John, David and a grandson Nathan. She is survived by her sister in law Teresa, her brothers Gilbert (Starr), Roy (Anna), Rey (Cathy), her daughters MaryEsther (John), Adela, her son Raymond (Lydia) and 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Susana was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She attended Scottsdale Grammar & graduated from St. Mary’s High School. She was a hard working, charismatic business woman who always made time to help her community. She took great pride in volunteering to help and raise money for those in need at many various charity events and fundraisers, one of which was for LULAC (League of United Latin American Council) where she served as a board member and many of which she was asked to be the Master of Ceremonies. She will be greatly remembered for her beautiful speeches and ability to captivate the crowd with her motivational and passionate messages. 

To her family and friends, while we take great pride in all her many other accomplishments, will remember her for her beautiful singing voice. Susana loved to sing and took great joy in singing to her family and friends. She especially loved to sing for her grandbabies and great grandbabies. Susana also drew a crowd around her to hear her captivating stories of historical events and exhilarating tales of the past. 

She was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed.  

Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington St., Phoenix, followed by Interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.


Condolences for the family of “SESMA, SUSANA COVARRUBIAS”

Condolence from Mary Romo Aguayo on March 23rd, 2015 7:59 am

Covarrubias Families, my condolences on your Beautiful Sister Susie and John, may her memories give you strength at this time. I didn’t see Susie too much later on but we would see each other several times at funeral’s from the old neighborhood, we made sure we gave each other a memorable hug. She was a Special a Lady.

God Bless you all and keep you safe.


Condolence from Sierra Lovell on June 25th, 2015 9:52 pm

Adela and Family, my prayers go out to you. I’m so sad to see this. I wish I would of know, I would of came. Your mother filled an empty spot in my heart. I adopted her as my Nana, and she excepted me as her own. I remember our phone conversations she would always talk about you guys, she loved her family very much. We always ended our calls with God bless, take care and I love you. I will miss her voice but keep her memories with me always. God bless you all.

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