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Francisco Javier Esteves III

September 24, 1934 — August 23, 2023

Francisco Javier Esteves Ill

September 24, 1934 - August 23, 2023

Beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away on August

23, 2023

He was born on September 24, 1934 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Olalla and Francisco

He was the eldest of 3 children, his sister, Margarita and his brother Enrique. In his youth he

was a semi-professional boxer, He also worked in real estate with his father. At age 19 with two

friends, he emigrated to Los Angeles, California seeking better opportunities

One night in the late 50's while at the Hollywood Palladium, he met the love of his life Esther

Gonzalez. They were married shortly thereafter and settled in Boyle Heights, where they had

their 5 children, Laura, Francisco, George, Jennifer and Leticia. During this time he worked as

an insurance agent for United Insurance company

In 1970 they moved to Whittier, California. After moving to Whittier, he began working at New

York Life in Santa Fe Springs. In the early 80's he left his job there and went into business with

his brother in El Paso Texas. Their business was in international trade between Mexico and the

United States . With his sales experience and his brother's marketing experience they were

motivated to make this business a success. It was a difficult decision because he left his family

in Whittier and moved to El Paso to start this new venture. After a couple of years, the brothers

decided to close the business and he returned back home to his loving family. He started his

"second act" in the furniture sales/management field. He did this until his retirement.

Through hard work and sacrifice he and Esther were able to educate their children in private

schools, raised them in faith and instilled great values in their children by their example and

sacrifice and perseverance.

He dedicated his life to caring for his family and enjoyed spending time with his 5 children and 9

grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. When he retired, he and Esther would enjoy spending

time with their family and friends and going to Las Vegas and the Indian Casinos. He is

survived by his loving wife Esther.

Francisco will forever remain in our hearts as an example of strength, love and respect.

Rest in Peace Kiko

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

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