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Juan Zamora

Juan A. "John" Zamora

Thursday, November 24th, 1927 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Juan A. “John” Zamora, 91, of Scottsbluff, passed away, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2019, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Father Vince Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with military honors provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff with a rosary to follow at 5:00 p.m. The family respectfully requests that memorials in his honor, be given to the Western Nebraska Veterans Home.

John was born November 24, 1927, at Floresville, Texas to Florencio and Paulina (Aguirre) Zamora. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He came to Nebraska in 1957. He married Ruth Huerta in 1959, at Torrington, Wyoming. He was self-employed as a sheep shearer and managed his own crew and worked for independent sheep ranches and feedlots in Idaho, Wyoming and Nebraska. In Nebraska he worked for Jirdons, Diamond B, and Swift. He retired in 1987, and worked part time at St. Agnes Catholic Church as groundskeeper from 1994 to 2002.

He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. He enjoyed being part of his grandchildren’s activities and watching the Huskers and Rockies. Prior to McDonald’s closing he enjoyed drinking coffee with friends at Walmart.

Survivors include his daughters, Nita (Rick) Cantril of Scottsbluff, and Laura (Rick) Ernst of Portland, Oregon; stepsons, Jack San Juan of Goshen, Indiana, and Rick (Nancy) San Juan of Golden, Colorado; stepdaughter, Ginny (Gordon) Pensyl of Bangor, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Rick (Evelyn Alonso) Cantril of Omaha, John (Stacy) Cantril of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Catelyn (Paul) Kenney of Lincoln, Robbie Cantril of Omaha, Sara Ernst, and Kyle Ernst both of Portland, Oregon, Jon Vasvari of New York and Jan Vasvari of Pennsylvania; brothers, Domingo (Margarita) Zamora of Levelland, Texas, and Reynaldo (Karen) Zamora of Warrenton, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Ben and Tim Zamora; infant sister, Nicolette.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Bridgman Funeral Home
    Address
    2104 Broadway
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
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    Rosary at 5:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    Address
    2314 3rd Avenue
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
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    Officiant
    Father Vince Parsons
  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    North 5th Avenue
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
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Laura West

Posted at 02:05pm
Nita. We were sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You were so good to him! We are thinking of you and your family. God Bless Yoh all. Laura and Jeff West
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Paula Guajardo

Posted at 11:20pm
Our deepest condolences to your family. May our Uncle Rest In Peace and May Our Lord give his family strength. Love Ruben and Paula Guajardo
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Aginaldo

Posted at 01:38pm
My sincerest condolences. He was my boss/friend for many years. A great great man.
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Kim and Bob Huerta

Posted at 06:21pm
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. He was a kind and gentle man who loved and was loved by his family and friends. We'll always remember the fun we had in his boat car. Our condolences to all of his family.
DB

Deb Bonow

Posted at 11:39am
This man touched a deep place in my heart. Caring for him at the Veteran's Home was an honor. Even as his health failed he was awesome. Fumny, caring and so witty. Always had an encouraging word wheter it be in Spanish ( which I always had to tell him I didn't understand) or English. Walking past his room and seeing it empty will be difficult. Love and prayers to his family who took great care of him.Peace to his family and to him. Gone but not forgotten.
Thanks for giving me a chance to meet this awesome man.
Deb Bonow
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