Esther
Lievano, Esther, a 22 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Redondo Beach. Born in Rio Frio, Colombia, Esther was 91 when she died. Esther was a member of The Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than 38 years. She was a devoted Seventh-day Adventist in the latter part of her life. She enjoyed reading her bible(s) daily, once in the morning and again before going to bed.She would always tell her grandchildren and great grandchildren to say un Padre Nuestro (Our Father) every day. She was an excellent seamstress and had the skill of making any outfit she saw in magazines simply by looking at it. This skill she carried in crocheting to a degree where, although she did not fully understand the instructions in English, she replicated the design with absolute accuracy. In her youth, she loved reading master pieces, fairy tales, and just about anything relating to Sewing, Space and Religion. In her later years, she loved working with computers. She wrote many stories in it, and even did a small video. Her dearest love, always, were all of her daughters and grand children and great grand children. She would always say a prayer for each of them on a daily basis. She is survived by her Daughter, Martha De Norfolk, Daughter, Leonor Gomez, Daughter, Yolanda Gomez-Barbero of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Natalia Molina, Daughter, Ruby Norfolk, and Daughter, Nora Roca, Son-in-Law Steve Barbero-whom she dearly loved, and Son-in-Law Manuel Molina-whom she also loved. Preceded in death by Father, Jose Patrocinio Lievano and Mother, Gala Prieto. The Service will be held at the Redondo Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church in Redondo Beach* on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Benjamin Del Pozo will precide over the Memorial Service. * 401 South Prospect Ave Redondo Beach, Ca 90277

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  1. Querida familia, Es con gran dolor que les doy las gracias por todo el apoyo que me brindaron durante este tiempo doloroso para todos nosotros, no solo mio. Dios les bendiga a cada uno de ustedes por darle a mami tanta alegria de oir sus voces y recordar cuanto la amaron todos. Muchas gracias desde lo mas profundo de my corazon. Yo les dejare saber cuando el webcast este disponible de ver.

  2. MAMI… que facil es decir esta palabra cuando sabemos que ella esta a tu alcanse cuando quieras hablarle o verla…..,pero que dificil sera volver a decir MAMI y saber que ya no te escucha, y que ya no volveras a verla cuando quieras, se que es el destino de todo ser humano, vivir y morir, pero…hay alguien que en realidad reconosca este concepto?…. no lo creo simplemente por que es muy dificil concebir que esa persona que consideraste tuya…mi “mami”, ya no esta a tu alcanse y que nunca habra consuelo para entender porque tuvo que partir……. Pero siempres seras “mi mami te quiero y te querre siempre hasta que nos volvamos a ver………MAMI!!!! tu hija……MARTHA XOXOXOXO

  3. My grandmother how I will miss you. Although I was not as close to you as I should have been. Although we didn’t share in the memories of my adult life, such as your great grand children getting to know you and you knowing them. I never stopped loving you and sharing all of my memories of you from my childhood. You were a great grandmother; Mi ABUELITA. I will always love you and will always miss you and will always tell my children how much you loved and cared about me and them. Be at peace grandma. I in turn will be happy to know that now, not only do I have my grandfather and cousin watching over me and my family but now I have you my new guardian angel. With that thought I know that I am truly blessed. I love you mi Abuelita linda, my guardian in life and after. Your loving gran daughter Lissette

  4. It was with sadness that Vonnie and I learned of Esther’s death. This loss is so big for everyone in the family. Esther was so gracious to us when we lived and worked in Hawthorne. Her skillful work on our daughter Heather’s bridesmaid dresses meant so much. Her brilliant smile on warm (and cold) Sabbath days were a joy. Thank you for sharing photos of Esther when she was a young mother. Her beauty was still there when we knew her. Maranatha!

  5. To Leonor, Yolanda and Steve, Your mother/mother-in-law is remembered dearly from the Hawthorne church. She always gave a smile and kindness. I’m sure God remembers her as a blessed daughter. May you all be encouraged to live out her kindness in your lives even more.

  6. Thank you…Beverly and Pr. Ole and Vonnie for your prayers and kind words. I know that mom loved everyone at Hawthorne, and it was her way of loving people unconditionally that taught me how God loves us. Thank you again on behalf of all my family. God bless you all.

  7. Seis meses han pasado ya, pero mi corazón siente tanto dolor como el dia en que mi madre falleció. Madre mia, como te estraño, como me faltas. Duermes en una urna que tengo conmigo, en tu cuarto; pero aun asi siento esta soledad tan immensa, tan grande, que lo unico que me ayuda es llorar tu ausencia.

  8. The world welcomed a New year (2011) with joy and hope . I saw it arrive in the company of my husband, sister and a grand-nephew. Mami was not present. She rests. I cried because I knew she will not be with me anymore. There will be no Happy New Year’s celebration again…not for a very long time.

  9. Today marks mami’s 10 months of rest. I miss her so much. Time is not healing nor lessening my sorrow. Te estraño tanto viejita mia. Te estraño tanto.

  10. En dos dias ser su primer aniversario. En dos dias todo ser tristeza pero tambien alegrias al recordar a mi madre querida.Recordarla, estraarla y sentir su ausencia y al mismo tiempo saber que sigue conmigo, alientandome, aconsejandome—esa fue la herencia que me dej y la cual debo seguir y honrar.

  11. Un ao ya pas. Un ao en el cual su ausencia llen mi vida. Un ao de recuerdos bonitos y alegres y otros dolorosos y tristes. Un ao que trajo alejamientos y olvidos de seres queridos por ella y por mi; pero que an viven en fotos y videos llenos de recuerdos de tiempos pasados juntos(as).

  12. Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday and it will be the second one my husband and I will celebrate without mom. This day is so full of sorrow because it was on Mother’s Day 2008 that her grandson Hugo died—not the day he was found dead–May 13. A day where we celebrate a mother’s legacy of Patience, Caring, Support, Teachings, knowledge and most of all LOVE. A Mother’s Day that reminds me of her and him, both resting on this day, both being missed so much.

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