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Socorro (De La Riva) Esparza

January 14, 1939 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 80)

Obituary

Socorro “Cora” Esparza (neezz de la Riva), a resident of Anaheim, CA, died on Christmas Day at the age of 80 at Arbor Palms Assisted Living Facility.

Born in 1939 in Santa Ana, CA, she graduated from Santa Ana High School then went to college for fashion design.  After raising her children to adulthood, she joined the Santa Ana Unified School District working as an elementary school office manager until her retirement.

Socorro loved to travel, visiting Spain and China, and had a passion for reading and history.  She especially enjoyed going to the movies with family and friends.

Socorro is survived by her son, Jorge (Tracy) Esparza; daughter, Sofia Esparza (Marcelino Cortez); her sister, Ofelia Pineda, her brother, Hector (Gloria) de la Riva, and nine grandchildren. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Colonial Mortuary
204 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, California 92706

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
January 10, 2020

6:00 PM
Brown Colonial Mortuary
204 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, California 92706

Funeral Mass
Saturday
January 11, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Church - Santa Ana
727 N. Minter St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Interment
Saturday
January 11, 2020

1:30 PM
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
7845 E. Santiago Canyon Road
Orange, California 92683

Reception
Saturday
January 11, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Moreno's
4328 E. Chapman Ave
Orange,, CA 92869

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