Esperanza "Hope" C. Castaneda, 91, died on Friday, May 1, 2009.

She was born in Tynan on Oct. 3, 1917 to Conrado and Rosa Trevino Cantu.

She was a Catholic and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Israel Castaneda; two brothers, Rodolfo and Canutu Cantu; and three sisters, Consuelo Torres, Elvira Estrada and Concepcion Alvarado.

Survivors are her children, Estella C. (Jesus) Olivarez, Ester (Rene Ruiz) Amesquita and Elma (the late Mateo Jr.) Munoz; two sisters, Conrada Ortegon and Rosa Garcia; her brother, Conrado Cantu; her close friends, Aida and Michael, all of Robstown; seven grandchildren, Leticia (Sal) Alaniz, Pat (Ruben) Flores, Orlando (Estella) Olivarez, Rene (Prissy) Garcia, Mark Munoz, Oscar (Emily) Olivarez and Jennifer (Jesse) Rojas; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at St. Mary Mission in Robstown. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.