Esperanza Oropeza, 90

Esperanza C. Oropeza, age 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Dec. 28, 2020. In 1951 she married the love of her life Francisco Oropeza. Their love for each other was unconditional. They immigrated to the United States in 1961 with their six children, and concluded their family by having five more children. Her love and family continued to grow with the marriages of her children and the love she had for her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, whom she loved as her very own.

Mom was an affectionate and loving wife and mother. There was nothing more important to her than spending time with her family. Mom could be silly and funny and would always make you laugh. Mom always greeted you with open arms and you just knew you were loved.

Mom enjoyed family BBQs and camping at the river. She loved spending quiet evenings out in the yard talking about old times.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Miami, Arizona. She was a devoted Catholic and her love for the Lord was known to all who knew her. Mom will be deeply missed along with her words of wisdom and her motherly advice.

Mom is survived by her children David of Miami, Maria Reyes of Globe, Betty Oropeza of Globe, Espie Swinney of Central Heights, Larry (Sherry) of Claypool, Elida (Randy) Jenkins of Ohio, Juan of Miami, Victor (Bonnie) of Deer Valley, Margarita Murrieta of Globe and Martha Nelson of Miami – along with 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, her brothers Eddie Calleros and Tony Calleros, and her sister Elisa Sanchez.

She is preceded in death by her husband Francisco, her parents Inez and Antonio Calleros, her son Jose and daughter-in-law Cathy, granddaughter Josie Petracci, her sisters Ines Gaona and Francis Hernandez, and her brother Santiago Calleros.

Mom, you are always with us - first in your lifetime, then forever in our memory.

Services were held on Jan. 4, 2021 at Mountain Breeeze Memorial Gardens in Miami.

The family was assisted by Bulman Miles Funeral Services Globe. Guestbook can be signed at


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