Esperanza “Hope” Perez
Esperanza “Hope” Perez, of Vidor, died Wednesday, March 20, at Vidor Manor. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Sumler, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Vidor. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born on May 6, 1926, and was the daughter of Longino and Enriqueta Jaime. She was known locally as the “Avon Lady”, cared for the elderly and worked at the local grocery store.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Perez; son, Edward Perez, Jr.; four brothers, Alfonso Jaime, Regino Jaime, Ramon Jaime, Rogelio Jaime; and sister, Reyes Cortez.
Hope is survived by her daughters, Nelda Shipp and husband, Archie of Fairhope, Al., Dolores Cantu of Los Angeles, Ca.; three grandchildren, Belinda LeBlanc, Joseph Perez, Christina Lotter and husband, Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Linder, Alyssa Linder, Trice LeBlanc; and three sisters, Azucena Castillo, Herminia Cevallios and Aurora Cantu all of San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, Maryland 21093.