Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ


Esperanza Herrera Rodriguez

June 30, 1940October 3, 2019

On Thursday October 3rd, 2019, Esperanza Herrera Rodriguez, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother passed away at the age of 79.

Esperanza was born on June 30th, 1940 in Barstow, TX to Martin & Isabella Herrera. Esperanza was married Jose “Che Che” Rodriguez. They raised three sons Alfred, Dago, and LeRoy, two daughters Marta and Alexandra.

Esperanza loved her family and friends! She enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible. When she wasn’t with family or friends she enjoyed her words search books and watching her favorite tv shows.

Esperanza was surrounded by family and friends when she passed. She is survived her brother Martin, sister’s Mary Lou and Consuelo of Texas. Also her five children Alfred, Marta, with husband Jose and daughter Selena, Alexandra, with her children Sophia, Orlando, Andre, Dago with children Regina, Carlos, Dagoberto, and Lisa, And LeRoy with wife Stephanie. Her great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Thank you Esperanza for all your love, joy, and laughter you will forever be missed but always live on in our hearts.

Services will be held at Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler 10940 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248

Viewing on Monday October 14th, 2019 From: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Blessing and Burial on Tuesday October 15th, 2019 Starting at 10am


  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Esperanza Herrera Rodriguez

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Sylvia Esparza

October 15, 2019

I knew Esperanza as Espi , I met her working for a family own restaurant in High Town, the Espinosa Family Restaurant, yes she was a fun coworker to work with and made us all laugh, I was sadden to hear of her passing, my sincere condolences to all families especially to her 2 daughters I had the privilege to also work with Martha, Alex & also met their brother Leroy, she has fought the good fight she is no longer suffering or in pain RIP Esperanza

Yolanda n Joe Galvan

October 12, 2019

I hold a special place in my heart for my Tia Esperanza because she would make trips to Texas to see my Tia Rita and Mom. Always by bus. Great effort on her part. All three of them would act silly at times. Full of laughter and tears at times. Now all together in heaven . Love you always tia💔

Maria Gutierrez

October 9, 2019

What can I say? My Tia was & will always be an amazing lady! she knew just what to say to make us laugh when we needed it the most! My Tia was so special to me & my family for she never left our side, she was always there for us no matter what! Tia, Thank you for loving us the way you did! I love you! I will truely miss you! & you ll forever be in my heart! Rest in peace my beautuful Angel

Anita Coronado

October 9, 2019

Our loss is another's reunion. Tia is now with the love of her life and other family. How happy must Tio be!

I will remember my Tia as the take no bull-tell it like it is-I do what I want-strong and funniest woman ever! She made us all laugh with her funny stories, her unique way of speaking and her contagious laugh.
I am glad I got to be with her on her last moment and will never forget how she made me feel. She never failed to make me laugh or smile.

We lost a great woman, but I am happy to have another Angel looking over us from above.

Love you Tia.
You are and Always Will Be in My Heart.

Anita Rodriguez Coronado