Esperanza Preston, age 90, of Mesa AZ, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. She was born Feb. 26,1926 in Compostela Nayarit Mexico, to her parents, Enriqueta de la Mora and David Pina.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years Ralph Preston and her children, Anne Kowalski (Allen), Gary Farnsworth (Frances), Nancy Tafoya (Terry), Elizabeth Sowards (Tommy), Jeannette Corolis (David) and Alan Farnsworth (Veronica). She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Alonzo L. Farnsworth, her daughters Carole Cresap (David) and Pearl Furse (David) and granddaughter Patricia Espiriti. She is the grandmother of 32 grandchildren and 72 great-grandchildren.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings including 3 foreign missions, to Guatemala, England and Mexico City. She was a 30-year survivor of cancer and finally succumbed to failing health.
A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8pm at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Mesa AZ. There will be a viewing at Adair’s Caroon Mortuary in Nogales AZ on Friday from 6-8pm. The funeral will be Saturday the 17th at 10am at the LDS Church in Nogales, followed by interment at the Nogales Cemetery.