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On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Victor Escobar, beloved husband, and father, passed away. Victor was 93 years old, having just celebrated his birthday a few days previously.
Victor, known by his sisters as “Vito”, was born November 18, 1929, in Santa Ana, California to Anselmo Escobar and Alta Gracia Durón. He was the fifth of ten children and the oldest living son.
Victor served his country during the Korean War, stationed in Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, receiving an honorable discharge.
Victor was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in July of 1960. In 1961, he met his wife of 61 years in Provo, Utah, being sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 1, 1962. They eventually moved to San Jose, where they lived for over 43 years and their 4 children - Anya-Lisa, April, Aimeé, and Joseph - were born and raised.
Victor earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University. He was a public school teacher for almost 50 years, teaching primarily art but also Spanish and ESL.
Victor was a valiant member of The Church of Jesus Christ from the time he was baptized, serving in a variety of capacities throughout his life. His most beloved callings were as a Stake Mission Leader and then his most recent calling as a Stake Patriarch, which he held for the last 27+ years.
All who knew and loved him describe him as gentle, mild, kind, a spiritual giant, a mentor, an ardent reader of the scriptures, and one with unwavering faith in God. He loved to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was always found sitting next to strangers, testifying of Jesus Christ and the peace and happiness we can find in Him.
Victor is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dody), and his four children Anya-Lisa, April, Aimeé, and Joseph. Also, surviving are one sister, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 10 am Mountain Time
Location: Sandy Utah Crescent Ridge Stake Center
1265 East 11000 South
Sandy, UT 84094
(Corner of 11000 S 1300 E)
A public viewing will be from 8:30 am – 9:20 am.
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Flowers and condolences can be sent to the funeral home:
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.)
Sandy, UT 84092
Our deepest condolences at this time! Especially to Dody. We love you.
Brother Escobar was my patriarch, then my son Edward’s.. he will always have a special place in our hearts, lives & memories.
We love you and are so grateful for the love you and Victor have always shown us. May you be blessed for all the prayers you two offered in our behalf. Love you Dody.
Wishing you all peace and comfort at this time. Much love to your family. We loved Victor and have great memories of him.
Craig & Jenice
Our love to Victor’s family at this time. We LOVE you all!! Blessings especially to Dodie. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Victor will always be special to our family as being our home teacher for years. May our Good Lord bless and keep you. We know Victor enjoys the Savior’s companionship.❤️The Bayers
I’m extremely sorry for your loss Auntie Dody, & all of my cousins & your families Uncle Victor had the biggest heart. Always a kind word, when I was little and such a sweet spirit. What a great loss. My prayers are with you all.
The Celebration of life just concluded, I wanted you to know it was a beautiful service.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Love to you Dody and your family.
Many great memories of Brother Escobar. He gave Suzanne her Patriarchal Blessing.
So grateful for our knowledge of God’s plan.