Esperanza M. Holford



(The following information was submitted as a paid obituary.)



January 28, 1935 ~ May 6, 2013

Born Jan. 28, 1935, Esperanza M. Holford, nee Lopez, passed away on May 6, 2013.

She was predeceased by her husband William L. Holford.

Her legacy was great, she has two children survived by her: William L. Holford Jr., from Spokane, Washington and Dionne E. Holford-Pray from Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Vilma Johnson, nee Lopez, from Houston, Texas and her brother, Robert Lopez from Laredo, Texas as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

No matter where she went, Esperanza left her mark. This past year, she was responsible for renovating the historical Post Oak School House as a community center.

Her last position during her career was as Case Manager for the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the State of Texas. She made great strides to help her patients become independent. She established Habitat for Humanity in Johnson City.

Over the years Esperanza established the Symphony and Opera Guild in Olympia, Washington and the “Music in the Park” program in the late 1970’s that is still operating today.

Fortunately, she lived life to the fullest up until the day she died. She taught line dancing, choreographed and brought many new dances to her classes in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and Marble Falls over the last several years.

Esperanza was greatly loved and appreciated by all who knew her.

In July 2013, there will be a celebration of her life to be announced soon.

Arrangements are under the direction of Crofts-Crow Funeral Home, Blanco and Johnson City.

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