Obituary of Eddie Esparza
Eddie Esparza was born in Severance, CO on 11/10/1930 to Eusebio and Ladislada Esparza.
As a 21 year old man, he enlisted into the US Marine Corp in August 1951 as a Small Arms Expert. While serving during the Korean War, he was wounded in action. He was Honorably Discharged in August, 1953 as a Purple Heart recipient and received numerous medals for his service to his country.
Shortly after returning to Colorado, he met his future wife of 46 years - Jessie Santoya. They had two children - son Mark and daughter Rachel.
He worked in the auto body repair industry for 27 years and for the Denver Public Schools for 7 years. His hobbies were fishing, camping and fixing almost anything that needed repair. He was known to many as "Mr. Fix-it".
He is survived by his children - Mark (Vickey) Esparza and Rachel (Shirley) Esparza; five grandchildren - Nikki (David) Hess, James (Tonya) Esparza, Michael (Lindsay) Esparza, Derek (Sydney) Esparza, Dana (Richard) Swafford and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will begin at Holy Cross Church - 9371 Wigham St., Thornton,CO 80229 on Thursday July 15, 2021. Viewing 10:30am-11 am; Rosary 11-11:30am and a Funeral Mass 11:30 - 12:30 pm. Committal at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO at 2:00 pm. Staging Area A. The reception will follow the committal service at VFW Post 9644 - 2680 W. Hampden Ave, Sheridan, CO 80110.