ESPERANZA BERRY

Esperanza (Espie) McBain Berry 94, a lifelong resident of El Paso, died peacefully on March 20, 2014. Espie, (known as Nana to her grandchildren, and great grandchildren) was a devoted mother and wife, and an extraordinary grandmother, great grandmother, and great, great grandmother. Her heart of gold, love of family, and endless energy for life will be greatly missed. Espie was born in Tyrone, New Mexico, but lived most of her life in El Paso, Texas. She attended El Paso schools and graduated from Draughton's Business College in Augusta, Georgia. She worked at Ft. Gordon, Ga., and Fort Bliss, Texas as a Reutilization and Marketing Specialist. Espie retired from Civil Service after 25 years of dedicated service. Espie was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Luther D. Berry; her parents, Eva Siller McBain and Louis Carmichael Mc Bain; her sisters, Eva McBain Andrews and Elsa McBain Ontiveros; her brothers, Manuel, Louis, Edward, George, and Joe McBain. Esperanza is survived by her daughters, Barbara Berry Duchouquette (David) El Paso, Patricia Berry Sasser (Sam) Flower Mound TX ; and her 'other ' daughters, Lydia Ontiveros Calderon, and Toni Ontiveros Arredondo, California; Espie is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrea Sasser Frisbie (Heath) Round Rock, TX; Deborah Duchouquette Cooledge (Mark), El Paso; Michael Duchouquette, (Alix) El Paso, and Kimberly Sasser Turner (Mike) Flower Mound, TX; 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren. She also has many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she adored. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, with a Rosary at 7:00PM at St. Rafael Parish. Rite of the Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:30PM at St. Rafael Parish, 2301 Zanzibar. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 2:00PM. Pallbearers include, Luciano McBain, Mark Cooledge, Heath Frisbie II, Houston Sasser, Mike Duchouquette, Luke Drinkwin, Louis McBain, Joe Michel and Frank Andrews. Special thanks to Alicia Juarez for her caregiving; her "family" at Regency Assisted Living of El Paso, Dr. Branch Craige, Hospice of El Paso. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice of El Paso or your preferred charity is appreciated. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West. www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net

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Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 22 to Apr. 2, 2014