Esther B. Zamarrippa

  • Born: July 1, 1937
  • Died: January 6, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Esther B. Zamarripa, 81 of Sterling died Sunday January 6, 2019 at her home.

She was born on July 1, 1937 in Moline, IL the daughter of Emanuel and Ladrina (Calderon) Gomez. She married Genero Zamarripa on April 30, 1960 in East Moline. Esther had worked in retail for a few years and later as a secretary at the former Products Unlimited. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Sterling. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, who always enjoyed helping others.

Survivors include her husband Genero; her daughter Shari (Terry) Irwin of Rock Falls; her sons: Alan (Dawn) Zamarripa and Jeff Zamarripa both of Rock Falls; her sisters: Joann Olvera of Moline and Sally Sierra of Davenport, IA; her brothers: Jerry (Susan) Gomez of Coal Valley, IL and Robert (Deb) Gomez of Hot Springs Village, AR; 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Gena Zamarripa McCabe.

Visitation will be held on Thursday January 10, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM in Grace Episcopal Church in Sterling with the Reverend Margaret Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Home of Hope, Dixon, Illinois.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Genaro and Family,

I was saddened to hear about Esther's passing. I fondly remember coming over to your home and how welcome I felt every time, "just walk in - no need to knock!" Though I have not seen any of you for many, many years, I have never forgotten how wonderful Esther was. Hoping all of her memories will help you get through the sadness.

Marsha Hurt - Brian McKnight's ex-wife

Posted by Marsha Hurt - Williamsburg, IA - Family Friend   January 09, 2019

Esther was a very fine woman. May she rest in.

Posted by William Abell - Tampico, IL - Friend   January 08, 2019