Esperanza Singleterry Tijerina, 83, died on Monday, April 20, 2009.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1925 in Poteet to Jose Luis and Elvira Singleterry.

She was a Catholic and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Reymundo Tijerina; and her grandsons, Jose Luis Tijerina and Ruben Tijerina Jr.

She is survived by her children, Pilar (Eloida) Tijerina, Joe (Hilda) Tijerina, Felix (Hilda) Tijerina, Ruben Tijerina, Santos Tijerina, Martin (Rosina) Tijerina and San Juanita (Arturo) Renteria, all of Robstown; her brother, Hector Singleterry of San Juan; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at St. Mary's Mission in Robstown.

Interment followed in Robstown Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.