Esperanza "Hope" Valdez

  • Born: November 23, 1946
  • Died: December 10, 2012
  • Location: Mesquite, Texas

Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery

13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Tel. (972) 238-7111

Tribute & Message From The Family

Esperanza "Hope" Valdez, born November 23, 1946 in Beeville, TX, was called home to her Lord Savior on December 10, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Severo; son Ron & wife Belinda, daughters Claudia Marshall & husband Mike, Brenda Costley & husband Tony; brother Eloy Delgado & wife Rose and 6 grandchildren Anthony, Tiffany, Ian, Darion, Dallas Ray and Karina. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6-8 PM at Restland Memorial Chapel, with Rosary starting at 7 PM. Services are on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM Restland Memorial Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Love and miss you very much. It's been tough without you, but with God's love and strength, we will get through. Love you!

Posted by Brenda - Daughter   June 03, 2013

John 14:1-3
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may also be."

Mom, I know you are home now. I love and miss you so much and will do my best to carry on the selfless, caring, giving and loving characteristics that defined just how wonderful you were. You are with us always and I will embrace those memories we have shared.

Posted by Brenda - Daughter   December 28, 2012

Es nuestro deseo que mantengas tu mirada siempre en el Senor Jesus, quien ofrece Pas en los momentos mas destacados en nuestras vidas. Te ofrecemos los mas sentidos pesames para Ti y tu Familia.

Chico y Janice

Posted by Chico Pineda and Janice Bartlett - Augusta, GA - Primos   December 24, 2012


Trust in the LORD, Never loose faith, Always believe in GOD, there is peace in your heart,my prayers are with and your family.

Posted by Victoria Rice - Mesquite, TX - friend   December 24, 2012

Proverbs 31:20 "She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."
She was an extraordinary, friend who would open up her heart to any one in need.
She was a wonderful wife, loving mother,grandmother, great grandmother, but most of all,a great friend to me(Mary). She will truly be missed. Hope, set example of goodness and compassion. I truly admired and respected her. To my Brother Severo, & family we will be praying and believing for God's comfort in your life.

Posted by Mary & Armando Tellez - SA, TX - Sister-in-law   December 24, 2012

Querido Severo Y Familia.,
Mis Mas Sentido Pesame !!
No Hay Palabras Que Pueda Desifrar
Cuanto Lamento La Perdida De
Hope.,Una Persona Muy Alegre.,
Sincera.,Bromista Pero Sobre Todo
De Buen Corazon!! Le Piso A Nuestro
Sr. Jesucristo Que LA Tenga EN Su Reyno Y Al LAdo De Mi Padre..,Ahora Ya Estan
Cantandole A Nuestro Sr. Jesucristo!!
Dios Te Mande La Fuerza Para Que Sigas Adelante.,Cuidate Y Recuerda Que Aqui Tienes Familia Que Te Quiere Y Espera Que Sigas Encontacto.,Recibe Desde Houston Un Fuerte Abrazo Muy Cari~oso.,Tanto Para Ti Y Tu Familia!! Los Quiere La Fam. Matthews.,Steve.,Reyna Y Taylor <3>

Posted by Reyna Rodiguez Matthews - Spring, TX   December 22, 2012


Posted by elizabeth rodriguez - pharr, TX - sobrina   December 22, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I remember spending time with Aunt Hope and Uncle Jr. during the summers with my cousins Ron, Claudia, and Brenda.I enjoyed the laughter and her sense of humor. I also remember the times we shared with her when in Beeville and Dallas. You will be missed Aunt Missy (Melissa Fernandez Padilla)

Posted by Melissa Fernandez Padilla - Rio Rancho, NM - Niece   December 22, 2012

May god give peace, love and strength to all of those who she left behind.we will miss you but not forget. R.I.P

Posted by Roberto (beto) a. rodriguez - Pharr, TX - friend   December 21, 2012

Tio Severo, mis mas sentido pesame y para toda la familia por esta grand perdida de mi Tia Hope que Dios la tenga en su Santo Reyno. Que dios les de a toda la familia mucha fortaleza para seguir adelante estamos con uds. los queremos mucho mil bendiciones abrazoz

Posted by elizabeth rodriguez - pharr, TX - sobrina   December 21, 2012


Severo ~ My heart and prayers are with you and your family with the loss for your prescious Hope. Hope was such a joy to work with and around. She was always one to brighten the darkest day with here smile. I still remember you two doing most everything together in the Stock Shop back in the day. You two were soulmates for sure. My heart aches for you and I pray that our awesome God grant your His grace and peace, especially during this first holiday without her by your side. Sincerely, Bryan

Posted by Bryan Bomar - Katy, TX - Co-Worker   December 20, 2012

Mama, I miss you so very much.I will always cherish the beautiful and loving memories we had together.My heart is broken and bleeds for you,but I know with the faith of our wonderful God I will be with you someday.You are the best mom in the world and you will always be in my heart.I LOVE YOU dearly.

Posted by Claudia - mesquite, TX - daughter   December 20, 2012


So sorry to learn of Hope's passing to be with the Lord. I have many fond memories of all of us doing Pioneer work for folks in the Cedar Creek area. I know you and she did lots more Pioneer work in the Mesquite area (your other home area). Needless to say, she will be sorely missed not only by loving family and personal friends, but all the organizations that you and she donated countless hours to. I will remember Hope and you in my prayers and will light a candle for her each time I attend Mass.

Posted by janice hunt - Canton, TX - AT&T Pioneer friend   December 19, 2012

Severo and family, our hearts were broken to hear about Hope leaving us so soon. Our prayers are for peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time--the days, weeks and months to come. Severo--you and Hope were the perfect couple, and always so dedicated to the Pioneers club. Hope was always smiling and I still can hear her contagious laughter..which will be so missed. God bless you all. your Pioneer friends,Bill and Sue Capps

Posted by Bill and Sue Capps - Mabank, TX - Pioneer friends   December 18, 2012


Posted by Eloy - Karnes City, TX - Brother   December 17, 2012

Very sorry to hear of Hope's passing...our best to the family...

Victor & Rebecca Acepcion & Family

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2012

Severo, our most sincere condolences on the passing of Hope. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May Our Lord always bless you and keep you.

Posted by Domingo & Anita Rodriguez - Beeville, TX - friend   December 15, 2012

Severo and Hope were some of my parents closest friends and I have such great memories of all the fun our families had at the lake and getting together to watch the football games. She was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Posted by Noelia Miller - Midlothian, TX   December 15, 2012

To the family of Hope Valdez. May God bless you during this time of sorrow, she will truly be missed by her family, friends and co-workers from WALT. It was such a blessing to share in yours and Severo's 50th anniversary in July. It was a beautiful affair. I felt blessed to be a part of it. May God bless the Valdez family.

Loretta Chance

Posted by Loretta Chance - Dallas, TX - Co-Worker   December 15, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Hope Valdez.
She was a good friend and co-worker.
She leaves behind so many friends which indicates what a wonderful person
She was. Hope, rest in peace.

Posted by Butch Vaut - Garland, TX - Friend   December 14, 2012

Candle will definitely be missed. You were always smiling. Prayers for your family I know they will truly miss you. God Speed.

Posted by kerry ragsdill - mesquite, TX - friend   December 14, 2012

I loved our family get togethers, especially when dancing was involved. Seeing Hope and Severo on the dance floor was priceless. No matter what the song was, the two of you would always be there giving the young ones a run for their money. Prayers and hugs..

Posted by Lupe Tamez - Dallas, TX - friend   December 14, 2012

Severo, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Charlie Torres - Wylie, TX - Friend   December 14, 2012


This morning when I heard of the passing of Mrs. Hope Valdez, I was deeply saddened by the fact that the world has lost a bright and shining light!

I was fortunate enough to become acquainted with Mr. & Mrs. Valdez, while helping them plan their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. It was such a joy!

I don't have words that are adequate enough to express my condolences, but would like to leave you with this encouraging thought.

"Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory,
They'll live on in the heart."

May God bless you and comfort your heart in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Valecia Wilson
Catering Manager: Mesquite Convention Center and Hampton Inn & Suites

Posted by Valecia Wilson- Catering Manager Mesquite Convention Center - Mesquite, TX - 50th Wedding Anniversary Planner   December 14, 2012

Severo and Family, May the love that surrounds you be a source of comfort at this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Willie Mitchell-Robinson - Mesquite, TX - Lucent Coworkers   December 14, 2012

What a wonderful, wonderful soul, a joy to be around. Mrs. Valdez is truly missed by so many of us who knew her at the VA. I am so grateful that GOD found me worthy enough to meet her in this life. I look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. May God Bless you Mr. Valdez I know what she meant to you and your family. God Bless!

Posted by James L. Douglas - Dallas, TX - Friend   December 14, 2012

Hope helped me so many times at AT&T..Always smiling......Sweet lady.

Posted by Norma Petty    December 13, 2012

Our condolences from the Posada Family in Beeville Tx Paulita M Posada & Norma Posada

Posted by norma posada - beeville, TX   December 13, 2012


I am so sorry to hear of your lost Severro and Family I will always remember my Godmother she was a great person. She will be very missed. May she RIP.

Posted by Susie Garcia - Farmers Branch, TX - Friend   December 13, 2012

Severo & Family, I was so saddened to hear of Hope's passing. My sisters Mary & Josey said Hope always looked so good. Our prayers are with you all and may God give you strength & consoling in the coming days.

Posted by Cecilia Brubaker - Victoria, TX - Cousin   December 13, 2012

Such a kind and loving person.iHByf

Posted by Cindy Strand - Mesquite, TX - neighbor   December 13, 2012

Severro, I was so sad to hear about Hope going home to be with the Lord. I know you are heartbroken. I smile when I think of the two of you walking the halls of AT&T/Lucent and your love for one another. Hold on to your precious memories, they will help you. I pray
God blesses you with comfort, strength and peace now and in the days to come.

Posted by Paula I. Young - Dallas, TX   December 13, 2012

i'm so very sorry to hear about Hope .She was a great person and a hard worker and a good friend I know she will be missed greaty. she's in God's hands now My prayer are th you all. Dianne Jones

Posted by Dianne Jones - Mesquite, TX - a friend I worked with many year   December 13, 2012

God bless you 7 your family at this sad time. You'll be in our prayers.

Posted by crystal ogle - melissa, TX - friend   December 13, 2012



From the DeLeon family in San Diego, we are very sorry for your loss. Although we will be unable to make the service, know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jessica Garcia Perez - San Diego, TX   December 13, 2012

Eloy and family of hope our sincere condolence may god be with you . Eloy your sister loved you in her own special way. And she will be missed dearly. May you find comfort in our lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Robert n Mary Ann Trevino - Runge, TX - Brother in laws relative   December 13, 2012

Saverro, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Hope. I was also very glad to get a chance to see both of you at the AT&T/Lucent gathering. I will always remember her smile and how the both of you were glued to each other.

I am praying that you find peace in The Lord Jesus Christ and HE WILL sustain you.

Love, Novella

Posted by Novella Foard Hackett - Dallas, TX - Friend   December 13, 2012


Severo I am so sorry about Hope,she was a wonderful person and a dear friend to all. We will all miss her very much.

Posted by Linda Farley - plano, TX - Co-Worker   December 13, 2012

Severo & family, I was saddened to hear of Hope's passing. May God comfort and give you grace in the days and years ahead. She was always smiling. I never saw her have a bad day at work. She was always kind. I will be praying for you. Nona

Posted by Nona Jones - Dallas, TX - Friend   December 13, 2012


Severo & family we are praying for you to be comforted by the Holy Ghost during the celebration of Hope's home going. During these times we are grieved, however God's Grace will see us thru. I was blessed to meet your wife and her sweet spirit. God bless and keep you.
1 Thess 4:14
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

Posted by Eric D West - Irving, TX - Friend   December 12, 2012

Hope was a good friend and co-worker, she will be missed by all who knew her. May the Lord bless her and her family.

Posted by Bobby Hillgartner - Rockwall, TX - Friend   December 12, 2012

Sevro & Family: So sorry to hear of Hope's passing. Praying for God to comfort all of the Family at this time.
Linda French

Posted by Linda French - Mesquite, TX - Friend   December 12, 2012

We will all miss Hope - a friend and a fellow workmate. My heart felt thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends during this time of sorrow. God Bless and Keep you - His riches blessings on you always.

Posted by Gary Odom - Mesquite, TX - Friend   December 12, 2012