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Esther G. Parra

October 16, 1942 ~ April 14, 2018 (age 75)

ESTHER G. PARRA, 75, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Saturday April 14, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services will be Saturday April 21, 2018 at 10 o'clock in the morning at Citi Life Church with Pastor Cesar Chavez officiating.  Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

Esther was born October 16, 1942 in Faywood, New Mexico to Vicente and Selsa Galindo.  She attended school at Western New Mexico University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Arts and Education and began her teaching career soon thereafter.  She taught in Columbus and in Deming and was at Bataan Elementary at the time of her retirement in 2008.  Esther always enjoyed working with children and watching them succeed in life.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the DAV and enjoyed reading, bingo, going to the casino, gardening and was an avid animal lover.

She is survived by her husband Steve Parra of Deming; sons, Paul Chavez of Tucson, AZ, Richard “Smiley” Aguilera Jr. (Anna) of Tucson, AZ; daughters, Irma Ordoñez of Deming, Irene Ferrer (Fernando) of Tucson, AZ, Yolanda Soza (Bobby) of Tucson, and her beloved Yorkie “Mimi” of Deming; brothers, Arturo Galindo of Tucson, AZ, Vicente Galindo of Phoenix, AZ, Alfredo Galindo of Oregon; sisters, Lilia Aguilar of Deming, Linda Galindo of California; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Betty Gutierrez, Elisa Alcorta and Reyna Perez.

Pallbearers will be Randy Chavez, Eric Gutierrez, Chris Chavez, Sceselee Ordoñez, Isaiah Aguilera, and Josiah Ferrer. Honorary bearers are Benjamin Martinez Jr., Chris Pedregon Jr., and Gabriel Chavez.

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