Esperanza Barron Oropeza, age 94, a 72-year resident of Needles, Calif., passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on Sunday, April 25, 2021. She was a devoted Catholic. Esperanza was born on January 28, 1927 in Needles, California to Jesus and Soledad Barron and was one of 17 children.
Esperanza was raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She returned to Needles where she married the love of her life, Mauricio Oropeza on July 25, 1949. They were happily married for 64 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mauricio Oropeza.
She is survived by her four children, David (Pam) of Needles, Calif., Elizabeth (Richard) Chacon of Colton, Calif., Mauricio (Dixie) of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Oscar (Nora) of Barstow, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Patricia, David J. Ricky, Christina, Richard Daniel, Robert, David, Michael Paul, Adrianna, Anthony, Angela and Jessie; 27 great-grandchildren, Drew, Alli, Shyanna, Jesse, Ryan, Kaiden, Kaitlyn, Jasmine, Jordan, Jacob, Robert, Breanna, Vanessa, Eric, Joses, Joah, Eden, Anthony, Christopher, Anais, Angel, Asel, Adam, Alyssa, Antonio, Aiyana and Joseph; four great-great-grandchildren, Elias, Jaxx, Antonio Zaiden and Logan.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Desert Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 9250 Ranchero Ln., Mohave Valley, AZ. Viewing will begin at 10 am until 11 am, with burial to follow.
Rest peacefully Espie, you will forever be in our hearts.
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from May 14 to May 26, 2021.