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Esme Zamora

March 25, 1928 — December 2, 2022

Esmeralda Fabiola Zamora, 94 of Panhandle, Texas passed away Friday, December 02, 2022 at Ussery-Roan Texas State Veteran’s Home in Amarillo following an illness. Esme was born March 25, 1928 in Anton Chico, NM to the home of Juan Clemente and Paula (Aguilar) Marquez. She grew up in Anton Chico and Santa Rosa, NM. She attended schools in Santa Rosa. Esme married Eloy J. Zamora on October 6, 1947 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa. In 1953 they made their home in Borger, Texas. Panhandle became their home in 1958. Esme was a longtime member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Panhandle. With a grandmother’s love Esme crocheted blankets for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When her grandson gave her an I-Pad, she was able to keep in touch with all her family. She enjoyed reading their online posts, especially their Facebook posts. Esme is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eloy J. Zamora in 1993, an infant son Gilbert Samuel Zamora, two brothers Joe B. Marquez in 1981, and Johnny Marquez in 2008, and one sister Magdalena Chavez in 1994. Survivors include a daughter Christine Romo (Jesse) of Amarillo, TX, three sons Michael Zamora (Peggy) of Panhandle, TX, Gilbert Steven Zamora (Janette) of Bastrop, TX, and Larry Zamora of Amarillo, two sisters Rose Lopez of Santa Rosa, and Theresa Encinias of Las Vegas, NM, also surviving are two sisters-in-law Toni Brasher and Fabbie Fritz both of Panhandle, TX, along with 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A rosary will be held at 7:00 pm (C.S.T.) Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at St Theresa Catholic Church, 110 Little Flower Way, Panhandle, TX. A second rosary and the funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am (M.S.T.) Friday, December 9, 2022 from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, NM. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery in Santa Rosa, NM. Pallbearers will include Jeremy Zamora, Geoffrey Zamora, Zach Zamora, Jerome Encinias, Delbert Marquez, and Aiden Spohn. Honorary bearers will include Terry Zamora, George Marquez, and Robert Marquez. Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico. (575) 472-3369. To place an online tribute or condolence, please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.
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Service Schedule

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Rosary

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

7:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)

St. Theresa Little Flower Catholic Church

100 Little Flower Wy, Panhandle, TX 79068

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Rosary and Funeral Mass

Friday, December 9, 2022

10:00 - 11:30am (Mountain time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church - Santa Rosa

439 S 3rd St, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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Interment

Friday, December 9, 2022

11:30am - 12:15pm (Mountain time)

St. Joseph Cemetery - Santa Rosa

, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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