Mary 'Jolene' Esquibel


August 25, 2022

Mary 'Jolene' Esquibel

Mary "Jolene" Esquibel, 63, passed away suddenly, August 14, 2022, at her residence in Thermopolis.  She was born July 13, 1959, in Butte, Mont., the daughter of Joseph and Irene (Atkinson) Casey. 

Jolene graduated from Butte High School in 1977. After high school she entered the work force as a teller at First Bank Butte. Jolene married Bob Kambic in 1978 and together they had two boys, Joey and Justin. Jolene and Bob later divorced but remained friends.

Jolene married Joe Murphy in 1987 where she took on the role of stepmom to three Murphy boys, Dan, Joe, and John. They were divorced in 2002.    

Jolene met Edward Esquibel and they were married May 20, 2006, in Butte, Mont. The couple moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming in 2015 where they enjoyed the hot springs and Wind River fishing. Jolene and Edward, being Butte people to the core, made a good impression on their new friends in Thermopolis. She would always talk highly of her new friends and coworkers and how much they enjoyed their lives in Thermopolis.                

Jolene was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Though she worked many years as a banker, Jolene worked the past three years as Deputy Treasurer for the City of Thermopolis. Kind, generous and selfless she was devoted to faith and family. She enjoyed decorating her home and was known on her city block as the "Amazon Queen" as she ordered items for others on Amazon. She loved traveling back to Montana every summer to visit her boys and their families, being a grandma was one of her greatest joys and she never left before treating her kids and grandkids to Chinese food and root beer floats.   

Those cherishing her memory include husband, Edward, of Thermopolis; sons, Joe (Mandi) Kambic of Deer Lodge, Mont., Justin (Megan) Kambic of Great Falls, Mont .; stepchildren, Nathan (Mandi) Hollabaugh of Conifer, Colo., Gregory (Amy) Esquibel of Colorado Springs, Colo., Edward Esquibel of Pueblo and Catherine (Frank) Mojahed of Denver, Colo., Dan (Connie) Murphy of Fairview, Mont., Joe (Trina) Murphy of Spokane, Wash., and John (Cari) Murphy of Dallas, Texas;  brothers, Joe Casey and Bob (Carrol) Nelson of Butte, Mont .; and 15 grandchildren.

Jolene is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ron Nelson. 

Services were held at the Regular Mass of Intention at St. Francis Church, Friday, August 19, 2022, with Celebrant Father Robert Rodgers. 

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online messages may be offered at     


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