Esperanza Saenz, 51, entered into rest on Jan. 2, 2010 at Edinburg Regional Hospital. She was born on May 16, 1958 in Detroit, Mich. to Vidal Molina and Concepcion Gutierrez.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Ricardo Saenz, Sr.; sons, Ricardo (Mercedes) Saenz, Jr., Rene (Amelia) Saenz, Sr., Ruben (Maria) Saenz, Rudy Saenz; daughters, Rebecca Saenz, Rosie Saenz; three brothers, seven sisters, six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paula is preceded in death by her parents.

Paula loved nature and plants but her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.

Visitation was held Jan. 4 and 5 from 3 to 9 p.m in the Chapel of Peace with a prayer service to be held at 6 p.m. Christian services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Christian burial will follow to Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Funeral services have been entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.