Esperanza G. Ramirez, a beloved Mother and grandmother went home to the Lord, on Thursday, November 3, 2011. She was born in Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico April 26, 1927. A 40 year resident of East Chicago, Indiana, Esperanza moved to Glendale, California in 1991 after retiring from Inland Steel Company where she was a steelworker for 25 years. Esperanza is survived by her daughter, Paz Maria R. Martinez and her son-in-law, Steven Martinez who resides in Glendale, California; two sisters-in-law, Judith Lopez-Garcia in Mexico, Maria Carrillo from El Monte, California and adopted Brother Roberto (Trina) Ramirez from Indiana. She has large extended and adopted family in Mexico, California, and Indiana as well as numerous nephews, nieces and god-children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pastor Ramirez and Jacoba Garcia, Her brothers Alberto Garcia and Jacinto Carrillo, adopted sister Refugio (Cuca) Lozano, adopted brother Salvador (Chops) Ramirez and a grandchild Alex Martinez.