Dometilia Espinosa Esquivel
May 14, 1939 – March 8, 2019
Dometilia Espinosa Esquivel, Domie to friends and family, Mamu to her grandchildren went to her Lord and Savior on March 8, 2019. She is survived by her husband Glissie, her five children, Clarissa Bordelon and husband Andy, Joan Gaytan and husband Javier, Raymond Esquivel and wife Jessica, Carolyn Bull and husband John, Leonard Esquivel and wife Lori, 11 grandchildren, Analisa and husband Gabe, Daniel, Emily and husband Marsh, Nicole, Katherine, Grayson, Angel, Anabel, Aimee, Julie, Leonard and Great-granddaughter Mila. She is preceded in death by her sister Peggy and parents, Juan & Carolina.
Dometilia Espinosa was born in Belen, New Mexico on May 14, 1939. She met her soulmate, Glissie Esquivel from La Joya, New Mexico and they were married on August 12, 1961. They were inseparable from that day forward. Domie and Glissie were blessed with 5 beautiful children. Domie was instrumental in all of her children’s lives and upbringing. While Glissie was stationed overseas she was tasked with the responsibility for caring for the children by herself. Both being from small towns in New Mexico, Domie and Glissie would wind up traveling the world and keeping the family of 7 intact. In 1976 with Glissie’s new job assignment they moved the whole Esquivel clan to the Philippines, where they lived for 8 years. They would also spend time in Germany and Hawaii.
Of paramount importance to Domie and Glissie was their family and their faith. As a family they attended Church every Sunday, wherever they were living. Glissie would lead the choir with his guitar and enlist the help of all the kids by playing the organ and guitar, holding the book and singing. De Colores being one of the favorite songs. Domie was very active in her church, attending Adoration weekly, serving mass and being a part of the Guadalupanas. Domie loved to pray the Divine Mercy and watch the Catholic Channel everynight before bed.
Domie was famous for her salsa, green chili, red chili and New Mexico style stacked enchiladas, her only question being, “how many eggs and hard or soft?” The only crime she ever committed, but committed frequently, was smuggling New Mexico red Chili pods into foreign ports of call.
Domie’s love for her own children was matched if not surpassed by her love for their grandchildren. Mamu was always there for any event always wanting to hold those babies, change their diapers, feed them and be there for them from the time they were little until the time they grew up. She always wanted to watch them at her house for days at a time. Her house is full of pictures of all of her grandchildren, always conscious to count and make sure nobody was overrepresented or underrepresented. Always being prepared to make whatever particular grandchild’s favorite dish.
Domie lived a full life and as her soulmate often reminds everyone, “She has 5 beautiful children, 11 beautiful grandchildren and one beautiful great grandchild and they all exist because of her” It is fitting that she collected angels. They always looked out for her, blessed her with a beautiful family and now she is with them in heaven.
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Rosary Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
Dometilia Espinosa Esquivel
March 12, 2019
We met Domie at St Monica's ADORATION she welcomed us with open arms several years ago. Domie had a heart of gold and a sweet soul. We starting sharing our falls cause it was either her or me falling at any week. So our conversation at Adoration would be "How was your week any falls". I will miss her hugs and kisses. I prayed I would have some time to enjoy her company our birthdays are in May mine 13th and hers 14th we planned to have lunch or dinner to celebrate, as we know she has an amazing companion THE LORD OUR GOD to celebrate with. Our heart felt condolences to Mr. Esquivel and entire family.