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Jovita E. Escobar

February 15, 1924 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 95)
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JOVITA E. ESCOBAR, 95, resident of Deming passed away Friday May 24, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City.

Visitation will be Friday May 31, 2019 at 8:30 in the morning at St. Ann Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will begin at 9 o’clock.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 o’clock at St. Ann Catholic Church with Fr. Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor officiating.  Concluding services and interment will be at 1 o’clock  at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband Gaspar.

Jovita was born February 15, 1924 in Hanover, New Mexico to Felipe and Pomposa (Rodriguez) Esparza.  She has lived in Deming all her life and had worked at Deming Goodwill for some time.  Jovita was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in which she was very active and was a member of the Sacred Heart.

She is survived by her sister, Susie Carreon of Bayard, NM; many nieces, nephews and godchildren.  Jovita was preceded in death by her husband, 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

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