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José Eduardo EsquibelNovember 13, 1946 – Oct. 24, 2004

Post Independent Writer

José Eduardo Esquibel died Oct. 24, 2004, in Thornton.He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Rifle to Ed and Adonaisa Martinez Esquibel. He attended schools in Rifle and enlisted in the U.S. Army upon graduating high school. He served two terms in Vietnam, first as a soldier and then as a Marine. He returned to civilian life and became a journeyman carpenter, then served the Salt Lake City Community Action Program as the director of weatherization. Later he returned to school and became a nurse. He worked in hospitals in Memphis, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City.He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Rita Cruz of Glenwood Springs. He is survived by four sisters: Teddie, of Seattle, Carm, of Salt Lake City, Luci, of Kotzebue, Alaska, and Jo, of Thornton. He left one brother, Carlos, of Salt Lake City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He shared a family with his late wife, Simona Trujillo Esquibel, of Salt Lake City: Yolanda, Brenda, Ava, Daniel, Anthony, Richard and the late Paula Chavez; grandchildren Kelly and Dominica (his Bambina) Espinoza, several great-grandchildren. José was known and admired by those closest to him for his strength, courage and sheer determination in overcoming difficult situations.His legacy of love was shared throughout his life and was expressed by his pride in the accomplishments of those around him. He loved the mountains, learning, reading, music, women’s professional basketball, conversation and laughter with family and friends. He risked his life for strangers both in the armed services and civilian life – even at the end his suffering was placed second to the well-being of his caregivers. In lieu of flowers, take a moment to remember.His legacy of love was shared throughout his life and was expressed by his pride in the accomplishments of those around him. He loved the mountains, learning, reading, music, women’s professional basketball, conversation and laughter with family and friends. He risked his life for strangers both in the armed services and civilian life – even at the end his suffering was placed second to the well-being of his caregivers. In lieu of flowers, take a moment to remember.


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