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January 22, 2013
You are definently a sparkling light up in Heaven. Gods' light shined through your eyes daily while you dwelled with us here on earth. Giving, loving and encouraging always. Love Julie
October 29, 2012
Friendship in life encompasses a lifetime of memories. I met Correna as an young teenager in the 80's.Enjoying weekend BBQ's and competitive volleyball and baseball. Correna shared a warm & inviting home with me and many others.The family gathering with her parents & the Esparza are some of my fondest memories. Correna allowed us to share her spirit which enriched my adult life and have been Blessed. We should honor Correna's entire lifetime of memories to mark her amazing spirit. I keep you with me with every breath I take. My prayers are will all who Correna touched. Give your Dad and Toby a kiss for me..Love you..
October 29, 2012
To all of Correna's family my thoughts and prayers are with you at your loss of Correna. I had the pleasure of knowing Correna Espara while attending school at Fox Tech. Correna may your family find comfort in knowing that you are now in the hands of the Lord, free from pain. Although it has been many years you are the type of individual that touched lives with your kind heart and never forgotten. May you rest in peace.
October 29, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy is with Correna's family and partner. What a brave and wonderful person she was. Her APS family will miss her.
October 29, 2012
Thank you to all the outpouring of support Correna's friends and Professional Associates have shown our family; Correna's family. Correna's happiest days were when she was with Adult Protective Services, and the State of Texas. Thank you to all those in that community for carrying the torch forward in the difficult work you do. Correna took her role seriously, and I believe many souls benefitted from her dedication, and that of her teams. My sister NEVER considered herself a 'victim' of Hodgkins. At the very young age of 16, she knowingly accepted the challenges ahead, fought it, and WON! Correna, our family, and friends realized the reward of her fight, when she gained 33 additional years. Correna lived life hard and to the fullest. We all knew her days were limited, but it did not deter her goals of a Professional education, and a full career dedicated to helping those in greater need than she. She is a brave girl. Our parents have always supported our individual accomplishments, and are very proud of each of us. Thank you Sis, for sharing your life, giving all your warm heart, and helping us find laughter in even the simplest things, like a stuffed green doll- The Grinch! Your wish was to have Grinch with you. I pray that wish was respected. See you in our dreams, Sis! Muah! Signed, The Torres family
October 29, 2012
May you rest in Peace... my prayers and condolences to the grieving family.
Godbless.

Forriza
October 29, 2012
God Bless you all in this time of sorrow. I know she is at peace and surrounded by lots of love. Even though I didn't know her outside the hospital, I still am happy I knew her.
October 28, 2012
My hearfelt condolence to Julie, Aurora and Family. Correna is now rejoicing in the presence of our Lord.
October 28, 2012
Aunt Katie - We are in your favorite season now, in Va! UVA football team isnt doing well, but the Fall foilage is incredible, at the Shenandoah mountain resort, which you loved so much! Each time we collect orange, red, purple Fall leaves, your heart & your strong hand will be helping us pile them into the bags!! You will be with us on Thanksgiving Day. I'll be sure to have that late night turkey with Miracle Whip sandwich for you! Our hearts have your blood and love forever running thru it. You are with us today, tomorrow, always. No one can come betwee us, anymore! Sleep with Daddy& the Angels, my dear Aunt Katie! We'll see you in our dreams! Muah! Bubba, Corri, Mary & Michael (Cleo, too!)
October 27, 2012
When we loose a love one the heartache we feel can be unbearable. God grants us the opportunity to share great gifts in our lives. In my wonderful 38 year journey with my sister Correna I realized one of her many gifts was that of a protector. That's why she chose to dedicate her life's work protecting the elderly, disabled & less fortunate. It gives me great comfort knowing my sister Correna Ruth is protection us now from heaven...
October 27, 2012
My heartfelt condolences to my sister, nieces, nephews and friends. Correna will be missed, but even in sadness we can all rejoice and look forward to a wonderful reunion with family and friends, because God promised us a resurrection and everlasting life, free of pain and suffering, and God always keeps his promises.
October 27, 2012
I remember Correna as a genuinely nice, unassuming good and kind person. She was the type of person whom everybody liked and who was a true friend to all.Although it was obvious that she had suffered a lot, she never complained or was bitter.She has always been an inspiration to me and the year that I worked with her was made richer and fuller by virtue of her friendship.Steve Pekarsky San Antonio
October 26, 2012
Attn to Patrick Turley, Melissa Masters, and any staff supervisors from the AUSTIN APS office, where my little sister, Correna aka:Aunt Katie, retired: I would like to speak directly with you. Please call me directly at 7039452225. I am her sister, Mary. Possible we met during one of my many visits to CR's office in Austin. Thank you so much. Regards, Mary Cole and family in Virginia
October 26, 2012
Correna was one of the sweetest people that I met when I was working for the state. Always welcoming and with a big smile.
October 26, 2012
Correna is finally free of pain and suffering. She fought so hard for so long but never lost hope. My condolences to Julie who never left her side and was her everything. May she finally find rest. I will miss you always.
October 26, 2012
I've known Correna since grade school. Her sisters (Anita and Mary) and I went to school together, starting at Ben Milam and ending at Fox Tech.
Correna was always full of life, love and laughter.
May Gods Loving arms embrace you on your journey home.
My her family find peace in knowning that she is at peace in God's glory.
R.I.P Correna, you will be greatly missed.
October 26, 2012
My prima is going to be buried tomorrow, although we did not grow up near one another , the times we did see each other she was always genuine and loving, I pray the Lord use this time to draw the family closer to Him and thus one another,in Jesus name i pray.
October 26, 2012
Correna..... It's been a pleasure these last five yrs knowing you. You are a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit, you have taught me so much just being able to care for you. Thank you Correna! You will never be forgotten and will always be a blessing to me. Until we meet again......... I love you!
Angela Esparza
October 26, 2012
On behalf of Adult Protective Services in El Paso, Region 10, our deepest condolences. Many of our senior staff remember Correna fondly and she will be missed dearly.

Patrick Turley, RD
October 26, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with Correna while at Adult Protective Service in Austin. I send Julie and her family my condolences.
Melissa Masters
October 26, 2012

I am one of the lucky people to not only have known Correna as a friend, but also as my supervisor. She expected her unit to not only follow guidelines set forth in manuals and handbooks, but also to follow our heart. Hers was the biggest heart of all.
My sincere sympathy goes to Julie. Correna was tremendously blessed to have you in her life.
October 26, 2012
MY DEAREST CONDOLENCES TO JULIE AND ALL OF CORRENA'S FAMILY. IT IS NOT GOODBYE MY GRINCHIE, IT IS SEE YOU SOON! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL YEARS OF FUN AND LAUGHTER THAT WE HAD, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. LOVE, CATA (CAT)
October 25, 2012
Please accept my condolences. Correna inspired many of us as she bravely faced her illness. She will be remembered for her love of life, her humor and her "Grinch".
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