Viola Hinojosa Escobar, 67, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Buckhorn. She was born June 22, 1952 in Santa Rita, NM to Fidel and Mary Torres Hinojosa. Viola loved driving around the loop with David and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. You could see her supporting her grandchildren at all their sporting events and would always make sure they would have something to eat after they finished their game. She loved listening to oldies, telling stories about growing up in Santa Rita, cooking and taking care of her plants. She always was there to listen and to share words of wisdom to all who visited her. She loved the Lord and would tell everyone to keep their faith. She was always willing to lend a helping hand or pray for those in need.
She always greeted you with a big smile and a hug. She was a great mom, mother-in-law, sister, and friend but her grandchildren and David where her shining light. She will be greatly missed but we know that she and David are together again.
She is survived by three sons, Michael Montoya and wife Sandra of Silver City; Steven Montoya and wife Nikki of Silver City; Robert Escobar of Las Cruces; two daughters, Debbie and Irene Escobar of Las Cruces; five grandchildren; (Daviana, Anthony, Gracie, Ashlee, Chloe); eight more grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Hinojosa and wife Jean of CA; one sister, Priscilla Portillo of Silver City; sister in-law, Susan Hinojosa; mother in-law, Jenny Escobar; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David Escobar (2/19) a granddaughter, Angelica Montoya; one brother, Fidel Hinojosa Jr. brother in-law, John Portillo. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15 from 9-9:30am at Terrazas Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will follow at 9:30 with Chaplain Danny Castillo officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband. Pallbearers will be John Portillo Jr., Arthur Hinojosa Jr., Anthony Montoya, Louie Escobar, Mandy Escobar, and John Ortega. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.