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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Helen Espinoza of Pipe Creek, Texas died Aug. 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

The blessing of Elena (Helen) was first given to Filomeno (Meno)and Consuelo (Chelo) Moya on April 17, 1943.

She passed 76 years later on Aug. 3, 2019 in a San Antonio, Texas hospital with her adult children by her side.

She met her first and only true love Enrique (Henry) Espinoza and married on Aug. 22, 1959.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents Meno and Chelo Moya, a brother, Humberto Moya, a child daughter, Irma Espinoza, and her husband, Henry Espinoza.

She is survived by her children Ric Espinoza, Eli Espinoza, Sylvia (Ed) Espinoza, Cindy (James) Stoufflet, and Eddie Espinoza.

She also is survived by her siblings Julie Vaccaro Rice, Vera (Ben) Calderon, Irene (Ray) Sanchez and Dora Rushing. Helen had four grandchildren (Star Rodriguez, Jesse Stoufflet, Jonathan Stoufflet and Cassie Kirk) and three great-grandchildren (Hudson Hill, Brooklyn Kirk and Bryant Kirk). Helen also had one fur-baby, Chewy.

Helen worked at home most of her adult life providing for her family.  She loved to keep a clean and beautifully decorated home and was befriended by people wherever she went.

She was a great cook and always made plenty in case friends dropped by on a Sunday afternoon.

She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and participated in church events until her health started to fail her.

Helen will be truly missed by her family and friends.

There was a visitation from 5 – 7 p.m. and a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera, Texas.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.  Interment followed at New St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.

  • Grimes Funeral Chapel

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