|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1995|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2012|
age: 16 yrs 0 mos 8 days
Michael Ray "Mikey" Esperanza went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. He was born on December 26, 1995 in Yuma, AZ.
Mikey attended San Pasqual High School and was currently a sophomore. He enjoyed listening to his music while riding his dirt bike or skate boarding. He would light up the room when he entered. He liked to spend time on the internet with his family and friends. When he wasn't being venturous he was spending time playing with his pride and joy his niece Lilo.
Mikey is survived by his mother, Charlene Townsend (Dwayne Porter); father, Richard Esperanza Jr.; brothers, Ruben Esperanza, Isaac Collins; sisters, Vanessa, Olivia Esperanza, Angelica Villepando; maternal grandparents, Craig and Vivian Menta; paternal grandparents, John and Lydia Norton; uncles, Lance (Cynthia) Menta, Craig and Duane Menta, Robert Esperanza; aunts, Angela and Bridgette Menta and Stephanie Torres; great aunts, Rebecca Kelly, Deborah (Juan) Villicana, Velma Townsend, Dorinda Iron Cloud (Afred Tatro), Caroljean Miguel; niece, Lilo Ghiotto.
Mikey was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Delphina Norton and great grandfather, John B. Townsend; grandfather, Richard Esperanza Sr; uncle, Videl Townsend, Troy Townsend Sr; cousins, William Kelly Villicana, Thomas Iron Cloud; baby Zaylen Esperanza Bradian.
Pallbearers will be Robert Esperanza, Juan Gonzales, John Villicana, Stephan Vicenti, Juan Cornejo, Orlando Short, John Esperanza Jr., Lance Menta, Craig Menta Jr., and Duane Menta.
Honorary Pallbearers are Jacob Ghiotto, Andrew Bradian, Chance Soliz, Xavier Figueroa, Joey De Corse, Oliver Sweeny, Azalia Allen, Donald Menta, Martine Pretty Bird, Ramon Soliz, Patrick McCoy, Troy Townsend Jr., Kaylun Owl, Gilbert Murrieta, John Esperanza Sr., Johnny Sosa, Jessie Martinez, Travis Townsend, Ty Townsend, Nicole Rivera, Elizabeth Ruiz; Kiko, Fernando Figueroa; Derrick, Chester, and David Rainbow.
Viewing will be held at Yuma Mortuary on Monday, January 9, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2:30p.m.with Ray and June Stillings officiating. Tribal Ceremony to follow, on the Quechan Reservation beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Big House. Cremation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:00 a.m.
"Mikey, you will always be loved and missed. We will hold all our memories of you, in our hearts. Love your brothers and sisters"
Published in The Yuma Sun
on January 8, 2012
Quechan Indian Cemetery
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83303930
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