Eddie Esparza
Thursday
15
July

Viewing

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Holy Cross Catholic Church
9371 Wigham Street
Thornton, Colorado, United States
Thursday
15
July

Rosary

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Holy Cross Catholic Church
9371 Wigham Street
Thornton, Colorado, United States
Thursday
15
July

Mass

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Holy Cross Catholic Church
9371 Wigham Street
Thornton, Colorado, United States
Thursday
15
July

Military Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Staging Area A, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd
Denver, Colorado, United States

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.  

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