Esther Josephine Young entered into eternal peace on Saturday, May 21, 2016 surrounded by loving family and friends.
Esther was born in Raton, NM on July 5, 1923 to Beatrice and Felix Baca.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Tomas Garcia; her brother Leroy Baca; and her loving son, Tomas Morales.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her devoted children Jo Ann and Buddy Rodgers, Donald and Judy Morales, Larry Morales and fiancee, Zelinda Ortiz; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Georgia Abeyta and Josephine Leal; nieces, nephews and many, many friends. She also leaves behind her faithful Chihuahua companion "Chiquita."
She was a 41-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72. She was very proud of her Paid Up For Life membership in the organization. Other organizations she belonged to were the VFW, the Zapata Club and Loyal Order of Moose.
Our mother loved her family, her little dog, music, dancing and clowns. She was loved by all who knew her.
We will miss you!
A Rosary will be recited in her honor on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Father William (Bill) Sanchez at St. Edwin Roman Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona Road S.W.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to her favorite charities: The American Legion Auxiliary Emergency Fund at the Department Office: 1215 Mountain Rd NE, Abq, 87102 or The Animal Humane Assoc. of NM, 505-255-5523; www. animalhumanenm.org.
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