Hilario Samora Obituary (1950 – 2021) – Salt Lake City, UT
Hilario Susano Samora (Larry)
February 1950 – October 2021
Salt Lake City, UT – Larry “Grandpa” Samora passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 surrounded by his children, grandchildren and loved ones.
Hilario was born on February 18, 1950 in La Puente, New Mexico, to Ernesto Samora and Cordelia Samora. He was the third oldest of eleven children.
In 1959 (mas o menos) the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Hilario grew up. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969 and served in Vietnam with the First Battalion, 7th Marines, First Marine Division until he returned home in 1972. He was a proud Marine and always had a story to tell about his time in the service. In 1977 he began a 44 year career with Savage Scaffold.
Hilario was a father, grandpa, brother and friend. He was deeply connected to his family. He was so generous and gave more than he ever took. His soul was beautiful and there is no person who would say otherwise. He was humble, caring, and missed by everyone who knew him.
Hilario leaves behind his children Freddie Samora, Gina (Justin) Culbertson, David (Rachel) Samora. He had 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His siblings Rosa (Ray) Cordova, Tina (Martin) Campos, Ramon (Loyola) Samora, Jake Samora, Manuel Samora, Eddie Samora, Ernie Samora. He has over 100 nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ernesto and Cordelia Samora, son Vincent Samora, brother Raul Samora, sister Rita (Danny) Herrera.
A tour and rosary will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1058 West 400 South, Salt Lake City. Following the mass there will be a procession to the Memorial Redwood Cemetery, where he will receive military honors. 6500 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville.
Our father always said, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine” Semper Fi, forever.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune October 8-9, 2021.