Samantha Jo Espinoza, 25, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009.

She was born on March 8, 1983 in Corpus Christi to Adolfo Espinoza Sr. and Graciela Pinon. She was a resident of Corpus Christi, but had resided most of her life in Banquete.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Paul Vargas Sr.; her children, MacKatelynn Idolina Vargas and Michael Paul Vargas Jr., all of Corpus Christi; her mother, Gracie P. Espinoza of Banquete; her father, Adolfo Espinoza Sr. of Illinois; one brother, Adolfo Espinoza Jr. of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Brenda Lee Espinoza, On' Ly Desirae Espinoza, both of Banquete, and Amanda Asencion Espinoza of Corpus Christi; and two nieces, two nephews, numerous aunts, uncles and friends.

A Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.