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Esperanza De Leon Barrera was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 16, 1929 and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the age of 85. She spent more than 60 years of her life devoted to helping others as a registered nurse, which included working 33 years for the city's Metropolitan Health District and the remainder working in a private health practice for her brother, Dr. Pedro De Leon. She was a graduate of University of the Incarnate Word, having earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Public Health Nursing. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Juan De Leon and Emilia De Leon; her brothers; Augustine, Alfred and Hector and her daughters, Laura Barrera and Anna Barrera. She is survived by her brothers and sisters; Pedro De Leon, Richard De Leon, Rebecca D. Almazan, Alicia D. West, and Juan Humberto De Leon. Beloved children (and spouses) include Emily B. Parent (John), David H. Barrera (Norma), Paul Barrera (Kirsten), Rebecca A. Barrera, Peter M. Barrera (Alma), Juan A. Barrera (Romanita) and Sarah B. Mathews (James). Grandchildren include Melissa Hays, Benjamin Parent, Yvette Brosig (Albert Brosig, Jr.), Jacqueline Loew, Jason Barrera, Alan Pak, Sydney Barrera, Roman Barrera, Camille Barrera, Antonio Barrera, Jack Cole, Sophia Barrera and Katie Cole. Great grandchildren include Laura Brosig, Albert Brosig III, Max Brosig, and Lucas Loew. Rosary will take place at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (223 E. Summit) on Wednesday at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 10:00am, also at Our Lady of Grace Church. Interment to immediately follow at San Fernando Cemetery #2 at 746 Castroville Road. Condolences may be sent to the Barrera family at www.theangelusfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by:
ANGELUS FUNERAL HOME
1119 N SAINT MARYS
San Antonio, TX 78215-1736
Published in Express-News on July 15, 2014