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In Memory of

Esperanza Espinosa

December 18, 1924 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


On Friday the 12th of May, 2017, Esperanza "Hope" Espinosa was lifted into the Lord's arms at the age of 92.

Esperanza was born on December 18, 1924 in Mesa, Arizona. She later settled in Le Grand, CA, for which she called home. She worked as a seasonal worker and cook, but prided herself as a homemaker and devoted wife & mother. Esperanza found joy and fulfillment in needlepoint, crocheting, and sewing. On any given day you could find her embracing nature and nurturing her cherished garden.

Hope, or "Gramma," to some, was...

On Friday the 12th of May, 2017, Esperanza "Hope" Espinosa was lifted into the Lord's arms at the age of 92.

Esperanza was born on December 18, 1924 in Mesa, Arizona. She later settled in Le Grand, CA, for which she called home. She worked as a seasonal worker and cook, but prided herself as a homemaker and devoted wife & mother. Esperanza found joy and fulfillment in needlepoint, crocheting, and sewing. On any given day you could find her embracing nature and nurturing her cherished garden.

Hope, or "Gramma," to some, was a spiritual woman who accepted the Lord as her savior. Her gentle soul touched the lives and hearts of others. Her laugh and smile were contagious and lit up any room she entered. Hope displayed a presence of grace and beauty throughout her years on Earth and will now spread her wings with angels in the heaven.

Esperanza was preceded in death by her parents Jose and Felicitas Ochoa and her husband Andrew Espinosa. On Friday the 12th of May, 2017, Esperanza "Hope" Espinosa was lifted into the Lord's arms at the age of 92.

Esperanza was born on December 18, 1924 in Mesa, Arizona. She later settled in Le Grand, CA, for which she called home. She worked as a seasonal worker and cook, but prided herself as a homemaker and devoted wife & mother. Esperanza found joy and fulfillment in needlepoint, crocheting, and sewing. On any given day you could find her embracing nature and nurturing her cherished garden.

Hope, or "Gramma," to some, was a spiritual woman who accepted the Lord as her savior. Her gentle soul touched the lives and hearts of others. Her laugh and smile were contagious and lit up any room she entered. Hope displayed a presence of grace and beauty throughout her years on Earth and will now spread her wings with angels in the heaven.

Esperanza was preceded in death by her parents Jose and Felicitas Ochoa and her husband Andrew Espinosa. She is survived by three brothers, four sisters, her sons Frank (Pat) Espinosa, Robert (Blanche) Espinosa, grandchildren Lisa Espinosa, James (Shahin) Espinosa, Sarah (Donnie) Boyett, and great granddaughter Aniyah Boyett.

A special thank you to her loving goddaughter, Irene Melendez Rodriguez, for her loving care and companionship. Finally, Esperanza was blessed with four guardian angels at Alexander Residential Care Home: Ampy Cullen, Amy Cullen, Liz, and Esperanza. For the final three years of her life "Gramma" was embraced as family and showered with love, warmth, and tenderness.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 4pm-6pm with vigil service with rosary beginning at 6pm at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street Merced, California 95341. Funeral mass will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 13145 Le Grand Rd Le Grand, California 95333 with interment to follow at the Plainsburg Cemetery.
A special thank you to her loving goddaughter, Irene Melendez Rodriguez, for her loving care and companionship. Finally, Esperanza was blessed with four guardian angels at Alexander Residential Care Home: Ampy Cullen, Amy Cullen, Liz, and Esperanza. For the final three years of her life "Gramma" was embraced as family and showered with love, warmth, and tenderness.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 4pm-6pm with vigil service with rosary beginning at 6pm at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street Merced, California 95341. Funeral mass will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 13145 Le Grand Rd Le Grand, California 95333 with interment to follow at the Plainsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.