Maria Rosa Lara Esparza, 59, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

She was born on March 13, 1950 in Hargill to Bruno and Rita Rosales Lara. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

Survivors are her children, Mary Esther (Ray) Hubbard of Austin; Linda (John A.) Lucio, Guadalupe (Michelle V.) Esparza Jr., both of San Antonio, and Ruben Esparza of Robstown; two brothers, Anselmo Lara of Robstown, and Bruno Lara Jr. of Taft; eight sisters, Elia Vasquez, Margaret Estrada, Gloria Lara, all of Corpus Christi, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Dora Trujillo, Juana Lara, all of Robstown; Maria Huerta of Mathis, and Elodia Robles of Heartville; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at St. Anthony Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.