Maria Espinoza DeLaRosa passed peacefully into eternal life Thursday, December 20, 2012 in
San Marcos after a lengthy illness surrounded by many family members. She was the youngest child of Juana Tobias and Nieves Espinoza. Maria was born in Reedville, Texas on January 5, 1929. In her early years her family worked in agriculture. Maria married John DeLaRosa of San Marcos in 1960. Together they had three children. Maria was an active member of St. John's for many years including the Archicofradía and cantored for St. John's. Besides her parents, Maria is preceded in death by her sisters Isadora (Lola) Espinoza Natal and Concepción (Concha) Espinoza. Maria leaves her beloved husband of 52 years, John DeLaRosa, children Mary Jane and John Burke, John and Rosalinda DeLaRosa and Edward and Ynette Clark DeLaRosa. Grandchildren: Patricia, Sean and Francisco Burke and Johnny and Mikaela DeLaRosa. Many nieces and nephews including Estella Natal Navarro. Maria also leaves one sister, Guadalupe Mercado. The DeLaRosa and Espinoza families would like to thank Hays Nursing Home and CTMC staff especially the outstanding nurses who took great care of Maria.
The family will receive friends Sunday, December 23 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 24 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Marcos Cemetery.