Esther L. Overby was born Nov. 28, 1932, and died peacefully Sept. 28 in Santa Fe. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jeannie Padilla, her parents Don and Emma, and siblings. She is survived by her sons Rod, Ron and Odie Padilla, their father Sam Padilla, her sister Jane, her second husband Ernie Overby, nieces, nephews, cousins, many grandkids, great-grandkids, and numerous other family and friends. She will be remembered for her love of the Lord, dancing and singing. Thank you to everyone who was there for Esther while she was living at the nursing home. She loved seeing every single one of you. You made her last days very special. Private services were held at Berardinelli and at Rivera Memorial Gardens on Oct. 1.
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