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Hortensia “Billie” Escobedo

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 9th, 2013

Hortensia “Billie” Escobedo, age 83, of Globe passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was born in Globe, Ariz. on July 22, 1929, the daughter of Pete Lugo and Josephine Bracamonte Hernandez.

“Billie” was a lifelong Homemaker and Caregiver. She opened her heart and home to those in need and was a foster parent for 30 years. She loved sharing stories of days gone by, talking about her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spending time with her family.

“Billie” was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed and warmly remembered by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Alfred “Escobie” Escobedo; a sister, Louise “Queena” Cienfuegos; and one grandson, Matthew Barragan.

“Billie” leaves behind in loving memory nine children, Carmen Casillas of Globe, Ariz., Mark Escobedo (Annie) of Globe, Ariz., Laura Reyes (Rudy) of Gilbert, Ariz., Louise Sandoval of Gold Canyon, Ariz., Sandra Barragan (Michael) of Superior, Ariz., Adrianne Burchell (Patrick) of Mesa, Ariz., Ronald Escobedo (Kylene) of Globe, Ariz., Cynthia Beall of Gold Canyon, Ariz. and Christopher Beall of Globe, Ariz.; one brother, Ted Hernandez of Globe, Ariz.; one sister, Barbara Andrade of Globe, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; extended family Merlinda (Dominguez) Ellington, Laura Haverstock and Avel Ortiz.

Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Lamont Mortuary Chapel. Memorial services were held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Globe, Ariz.

Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.

For the complete article see the 01-09-2013 issue.

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