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Maria Garcia Esquivel died on July 24, 2017, in Los Banos, where she had lived for 11 months. She was 88. She was born and raised in Olmito, Texas. In 1968 Mrs. Esquivel moved to Watsonville where she lived until she went to live with her daughter in Los Banos.
Mrs. Esquivel worked for Watsonville Canning Co. for over 25 years and made many friends there. She enjoyed her garden full of many beautiful flowers, especially her roses. She loved being with family, especially her grandchildren. Her church was very important to her and she attended regularly, and you could often find her sitting and listening to her favorite Christian music.
Mrs. Esquivel is survived by her three daughters, Blanca (Robert) Esquivel, Diana Esquivel (Tony) Rubalcava, and Elva Esquivel; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Yolanda Esquivel, and sister-in-law, Andrea Garcia; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Osbaldo Esquivel, Sr., and 2 sons, Osbaldo, Jr. and Oscar Esquivel.
Graveside services will be held Friday, August 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m., at Valley Public Cemetery, 2445 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville. Mehl's Colonial Chapel has been entrusted the arrangements.

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