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Juanita Esparza Morales


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JUANITA ESPARZA MORALES, 86, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020, in Dexter, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Juanita’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Mass for Juanita will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish 400 W 5th St, Dexter, NM, on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Hagerman Cemetery.

On April 10, 1934, Juanita was born to Gregorio Esparza and Severiana Cereceres in La Conquista, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was the beloved wife of Jesus Acosta Morales, who she married on January 14, 1961. Juanita was a member of Immaculate Conception Mission of Dexter, New Mexico, where she was a volunteer. She was a member of Las Guadalupanas and Legion de Maria. Juanita loved to crochet blankets, baby outfits, gloves and beanies for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her most treasured moments were spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Juanita loved visiting with people, crocheting and praying for her family. She enjoyed shopping, going for walks, planting flowers, and taking care of her plants. Telling old stories of her “Viejo” and her childhood, was one of Juanita’s favorite things to do. Juanita was a Dallas Cowboys and Dexter Demons fan.

SURVIVORS: husband of fifty-nine years, Jesus Morales Sr; children: Jesus (Edubina) Morales, Jr., Juanita “Janie” (Gary) Anderson, Sandra (Vic) McCain, Alejandrina “Candi” (Greg) Morales; grandchildren: Greg (Crystal) Morales, Eric Cruz (Deserea) Morales, Jacob (Kassandra) Morales, Daniel (Zowi) Fitzpatrick, David Anthony Morales, Stephen Cannon

Amy Janelle Payan, Katerri (Isaac) Morales, Alyssa Morales, Erica (Poli) Trevino, Tashionna McCain, Jeanette Nieto, Stephanie (Estevan) Velasquez, Kenya McCain, Jose “BOY” Ruiz; great-grandchildren: Anthony, Valerie, Carlos, Simon, Christian, Gregory “G”, Aspen, Bryanna, Aaron, Ace, Mila, Arianna, Chris, Jaden, Chito, Ilias, Elena, Kai; great-great-grandchild, Addison; siblings: Hilario (Alicia) Esparza, Eva Martinez, Gregorio (Idalia) Esparza, Maria Elena Chavez; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Claudia “Yaya” Johnson; close friends: Isabel “Chavela” Ruiz, Josefina (Ramon) Miramontes and Maria Aguilar; as well as her precious pets: Chiquita and Pancho.

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PRECEDED: Juanita was prececed in death by her children: David Morales, David Esparza Morales and Mary Morales Payan; parents, Gregorio Esparza and Severiana Cereceres; siblings: Palemon Esparza, Martha Rojas and Esteban Ruben Esparza

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Blessed to serve at Honorary Pallbearers are her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

PALLBEARERS: Greg Morales, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Eric Morales, David Morales, Jacob Morales and Stephen Cannon.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Isabel “Chavela” Ruiz, who she loved like a daughter, Kymera Cancer Center Staff, Dr. Araujo, Dr. Anna Arnett, and the nurses and aides at Kindred Hospice.

“God blessed us with eighty-six wonderful years of having our wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister and friend May she rest in peace.”

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