Ramona M. Espino

April 29, 1945March 9, 2023
Cherished Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Tia, and Friend. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ramona M. Espino. Mona was a native El Pasoan and a graduate of Ysleta High School. She was a vibrant, joyful, loving, and Godly woman who loved telling stories and good jokes. She could light up a room with her contagious laughter. She was often the first to lead everyone onto the dance floor, especially when Billy Ocean’s “Caribbean Queen” was on. Mona served this great country as a military spouse and traveled around the world. Her dedicated service to our country ensured that her husband of 49 years, Armando Espino (U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, Ret.), could serve with honor. Mona could make a military house a home in less than a week. She had a keen attention to detail and organization, which was necessary when managing a household of 4 and an assortment of pets. As a sister and a friend, Mona always found time to talk and share her love. She cared deeply for the poor and for animals and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul Society and Goodwill. Mona’s legacy will carry on through her family: Armando Espino (husband), Michelle Espino Lira (daughter) and John Lira (son-in-law), Valerie Espino (daughter), Matthew Espino and Genaveve Heredia (grandchildren), Hazel Mendoza (great-grandchild), Aurora Ortega (sister), Alfredo Castañeda (brother) and Rachel Castañeda (sister-in-law), as well as her nieces, nephew, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Funeraria del Angel Restlawn, 8817 Dyer Street, El Paso, Texas 79904. Rosary and Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 starting at 11:00am at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 4805 Byron Street, El Paso, Texas 79930. Burial will be follow at 1:00pm at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79906 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Espino family.

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  • Ramon Castañeda Father (deceased)
  • Guadalupe Corona Castañeda Mother (deceased)
  • Armando Espino Husband
  • Michelle Espino Lira (John Lira) Daughter
  • Valerie Espino Daughter
  • Matthew Espino Grandson
  • Genaveve Heredia Granddaughter
  • Hazel Mendoza Great-Granddaughter
  • Aurora Ortega Sister
  • Alfredo Castañeda (Rachel Castañeda) Brother
  • Mona’s legacy will carry on through her family,(sister-in-law), as well as her nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Past Services

Monday, March 20, 2023


Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Committal Service