Esperanza Manriquez (Acuña)

Esperanza Acuña Manriquez, 97, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Esperanza Acuña Manriquez was born July 28, 1923 in Strawn, Texas to Aurelio and Monica Acuña Manriquez. After graduating from North Side High School, she passed the civil service exam and began working for the federal government at the Fort Worth Army Depot. She went on to an over 47-year career in civil service continuing her work in Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Aviation Administration. She retired in 1992 and served as the matriarch of the family caring for her older sister as well as a younger brother and providing an open door to family members. Esperanza was a devoted Catholic, an avid reader, a political enthusiast, an eager traveler, and an ardent football fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Raul; sisters, Rosa and Azalia; and nephew, Julian Jr.

Survivors: Brother, Arturo, nephew Richard, wife Gloria, and sons David and Micael and wife Amanda, niece, Isabel; daughters, Azalia and Jessica; and son Daniel; nephew Raul and wife Dolores; sons Julian and Roberto; and nephew Carlos.

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