Esperanza “Hope” Jurado
Esperanza “Hope” Jurado was born in El Paso, Texas, on June 16, 1940, and entered eternal life in Heaven Friday, May 22, 2015.
“My home was up for sale in the city of Hemet,” states Felix Gallo, “and I knew there was no one else that I would rather have as a Realtor then my beautiful Mother. She tried so hard to sell my home and we finally found a buyer. The home was in escrow for over 90 days, due to escrow/buyer difficulties, and made it look like it was never going to close. It was definitely a stressful time, but she always kept pushing and never left my side. After many sleepless nights it finally closed. We were so excited and were getting ready to take a trip. On May 22, 2015 (Friday) a day that will always be the worst day in our lives, our Mother collapsed unconscious and never regained consciousness from a heart attack. We lost my Mother on that sad day and will never be the same without her.
“Those of you who are familiar with the Holy Bible, there is a scripture that says: ‘Love is the greatest gift of all,’ and now I know exactly what that means.
“Although my life has been a struggle and at times even making a fool of myself, you never turned your back on me. Oh, how I was blessed to have had a Mother such as you. To think that we will never see you again in this world is unbearable. You always believed in me and I will never forget. You were my Mother for 54 years on this Earth and I thank God every day for that.
“We will miss you very much, Mom, and never forget you. You had a great faith in Jesus Christ and always reminded us to do the same. May you be with the almighty God, his angels and all of our departed loved ones for eternity. You undoubtedly deserve everything God has promised us.
“My Mom loved her home in Pine Cove for many years and would never dream of living anywhere else. She had a passion and strong love for this mountain.
“She always put her children first, and leaves behind her beloved children, Deborah Rodriguez, Miguel Rodriguez, David Cerratto III, Jennifer Cerratto and myself (Felix J. Gallo), and eight beautiful grandchildren.
“From our family, we would like to thank all those who were friends to our Mother, people who made her smile, people who passed her by with a wave and those that were close. Thank you to those who attended her services and those who couldn't but made sure to give us their condolences and wonderful stories of our Mom.
“May you rest in peace, Mom, forever and always and we will soon meet up with you again. We love you.”