Funeral services for Wendy Esponda, 52 year old Buffalo woman who passed away Tuesday at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo will be held Saturday November 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Buffalo High School Auditorium with Reverend John Constantine officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Wendy Esponda Memorial Education Fund for her sons in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Wendy Anne Esponda was born on February 18, 1958 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Richard and Beverly Condit. She grew up and attended school in Buffalo, graduating from Johnson County High School in 1976. After high school she spent one year in Bolivia as a Rotary Exchange Student. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and the University of Wyoming, before transferring to Eastern Montana College in Billings where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Business. After college she taught in Clearmont, Wyoming and later in Sheridan. Wendy was married on August 5th, 1983 in Buffalo to Mitch Esponda and they made their home in Buffalo. In 2005, she began teaching Spanish in Buffalo and continued until the time of her death.
Wendy shared her love of languages and travel with many students over the years. She was on the Board of the Jim Gatchell Museum. She volunteered at the Summer Art Guild, and was the coordinator from 2002 to 2008. An active member in the Union Congregational Church, she motivated the church to be involved in the Compassion International program. She loved music, art and taking photos. Wendy could often be seen behind the camera taking pictures at sports events, concerts, and at family gatherings.
She is survived by two sons, Mitchell and Kasey Esponda both of Buffalo; two brothers Steve Condit and his wife Linda of Seattle, Washington and Brett Condit and his wife Therese of Camano Island, Washington; two sisters Terry Brooks and her husband Allen of Buffalo and Mandy Stinson and her husband Glen of Powell, Wyoming and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.