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To Celebrate a Life of Love: Maria Luisa Escobedo Aguirre

August 25, 1940-June 17, 2021

Maria Luisa Escobedo Aguirre went home to the loving arms of our Lord on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 80.

Maria Luisa was born in Las Esperanzas, Coahuila, Mexico, on August 25, 1940 to Manuel and Zapopan Escobedo. In 1967, she and her loving husband, Ernesto Aguirre, and four daughters migrated from Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas. In 1970, they welcomed their twin girls and the family was now complete.

Licha, as she was lovingly known, is survived by her daughters, Dinhora Aguirre Garcia, husband Jorge; Rosa Maria Aguirre; Flor Aguirre Olivares, husband Ricardo; Anabell Aguirre Rodriguez, husband Joseph; Rocio Aguirre Sands, husband Brian; and Leticia Aguirre Briseño, husband John; her grandchildren, Michelle Aguirre Garcia, Ricardo Ernesto Olivares, Joaquin Aguirre Olivares, Matthew Thomas Rodriguez, Edward John Briseño and Andrew John Briseño; her four-legged grandkids, Nacho, Teddy, and Ollie; her brother, José Ernesto Escobedo, wife Genobeba; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maria Luisa was preceded in death by the love her life, Ernesto Aguirre; her parents, Manuel and Zapopan Escobedo; her siblings, Enrique Escobedo, Consuelo Valadez, Manuela Flores, Elena Barron, Amalia Ruiz, Dora Gomez, Hortencia Escobedo, Guadalupe Escobedo and Enedelia Escobedo.

Licha’s greatest satisfaction and pride in life was raising her six daughters to be strong, faith-filled and courageous women. Her family was everything to her and she was extremely proud that she had the opportunity to have an active and important role in her grandchildren’s lives.

Maria Luisa was more than a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She worked at La Poblanita Bakery for many years and loved interacting with people. She attended cosmetology school and went on to open her own beauty salon. She was a mentor, counselor, friend and mother figure to so many whose lives she touched. She loved cooking, baking, doing arts and crafts, watching her telenovelas, and tending to her garden.

Maria Luisa will be missed every day and will forever live in our hearts.


Vigil/Rosary Service: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive visitors from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Celebration Mass: Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:30 am. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249.

Interment: San Fernando Cemetery #2, 746 Castroville Rd, San Antonio, TX 78237