|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1973|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2009|
The Mass of Christian Burial for Michael S. Esquibel, 35, a resident of Las Vegas who passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, was celebrated this morning from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Father C. John Brasher celebrated the Mass. A rosary was recited on Monday evening at the church by Lena Villegas. Dr. Dick Greene delivered the eulogy. Serving as casket bearers were Eddie Lynch, Dustin Long, Mario Perez, Gino Perez, Joseph Vigil, and T. C. Smith. Honorary bearers were Jesse Baryhill, Chris Gillen, Ben Santos, John Garcia, Mark Esquibel, and Chris Esquibel. Cremation followed the services and a graveside committal service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support to all those who shared in Michael's life. He was who he was because of the love you all extended to him. His life was enriched by your love and your life is better for the love Mike shared with you.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1973 in Las Vegas, N.M. He is survived by his parents, Emilio and Helen Esquibel of Las Vegas, N.M.; his sister Sylvia Gillen of Tooele, Utah; his brother, Lawrence Esquibel and wife Patricia of Bosque Farms, N.M.; nieces Melissa Barela, and Nicole Esquibel; nephews Jonathan and David. His special friends Cher Lefebvre and her daughter Sage, Kaia Kusiw, sons Isaac and Liam of Louisiana, Lia Irizarry of Ohio; grandmother, Tina Marquez, Jeanie Sena, Gina Vigil; and Charlie Vigil and extended family members.
Michael attended West Las Vegas Schools through the eighth grade and then spent six years at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell graduating from high school and completing two years of college study. He graduated from Highlands University where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in health.
Mikey loved many people and many things in his life, his family, friends, all of God's creations and Vato Rugby. He sought to bring everyone he met in to his love for life.
Mike was an avid outsdoorsman enjoying river rafting, skiing, racquetball, life in the mountains, landscaping and working with his hands. He loved his dogs, Mia and Rusty. He loved to laugh, cook, read, learn and teach. He was creative, gentle and strong as a bull.
He had a special love for kids, kids of all ages. You were never too young or too old to be recruited for Rugby. He loved laying a good hit on you in the field. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to any of the following in Michael's name: Heating and Air Conditioning Fund at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, New Mexico Military Institute, or the Vatos Rugby Team-Highlands University c/o Dr. Dick Greene. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33093139
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1993 NMMI Junior College Graduate|
Added: Feb. 22, 2012