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Esperanza Garza
Services were held Friday at La Iglesia De Cristo in south Modesto for Esperanza Garza, 74, of Modesto. She died in her sleep on July 27, 2012 at her home.

Burial was at Ceres Memorial Park.

Born June 1, 1938 in Durango Mexico, Esperanza was the only child of Jose I. Gonzalez and Maria M. Gomez de Gonzalez. She grew up in Jalisco and Aguascalientes, Mexico and moved to Modesto in 1962. She was a devout Christian.

She leaves behind her seven children, Josefina Vasquez, Julia Ramirez, Joaquin Garza Jr., Esperanza Jimenez, Jose Roberto Garza, Maria Del Refugio Garza-Ramirez and Juan Pablo Garza; and 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

-Ceres Courier/ August 8, 2012