Esperanza "Hopy" Alaniz, age 60, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas after a sudden illness. She was born on November 5, 1950 in Kingsville to Julian Alaniz and Enriqueta Vela Alaniz. Hopy was a 1969 graduate of H.M. King High School. She was a retired law enforcement professional. Esperanza was a faithful member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church and will always be remembered by the community as being part of Our Lady of Good Counsel Choir of Joe Alaniz.
She is survived by her son, Jay Alaniz of Kingsville, two brothers, Joe Alaniz and Lupe (Maria Luisa) Alaniz, both of Kingsville; one sister, Alicia A. Gamez of Kingsville; one granddaughter, Melina Elizabeth Serna of Kingsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place after 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 with a Rosary to be recited that evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Thenan as celebrant. Burial of cremains will follow in Kingsville at the Santa Gertrudis Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.