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Christina Espinoza

Christina Espinoza (Guardiola)

July 24th, 1929 - May 10th, 2019
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Obituary

Christina (Guardiola) Espinoza, a beautiful, loving mother, passed away on Friday, May 10,
2019 at the age of 89 in Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

The daughter of Jose and Maria Guardiola, she was born on July 24, 1929 in San Marcos, Texas.
She was a lifelong resident of Kosciusko County and was the matriarch of the Espinoza family.
Christina was a pillar of strength, an inspiration that made her children believe they could
accomplish anything if they worked hard; “Never Give Up” was her motto. Christina believed
that kindness was what was expected of every human being and instilled those values in her
children. Christina was everyone’s favorite tia(aunt), abuellita(grandmother), neighbor and
friend.

She is survived by seven children: Mary Hostetler of Warsaw, Rodolfo (Melanie) Espinoza of
Nappanee, Diana Rager of Warsaw, Rebecca (Michael) Kubacki of Syracuse, Baldemar (Cathy)
Espinoza of Warsaw, Enrique (Anna) Espinoza of McAllen, TX and Ricardo Espinoza of
Eatonville, WA. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren: Marcia (Bryan) Rhoades, Sarah
Hostetler, Melissa Espinoza, Jeremy (Eleasha) Espinoza, Eric (Christopher) Whitsel, Jeese
Espinoza, Christopher (Stephanie) Rager, Tisha Rager, Gabriel (Kammi) Rager, Katherine
Kubacki (Jason) Kitson, Matthew (Megan) Kubacki; Milo Espinoza, Joaquin Espinoza, Becky
Espinoza, Sabina Espinoza, Christina Espinoza, Rodney (Kim) Espinoza, Angela Espinoza, and
Laudan (Maia) Espinoza and 21 great-grandchildren: Riley Rhoades, Jack Rhoades, Corbin
(Abbey) Espinoza, Kloe Espinoza, Clarke Espinoza, Abigail Espinoza, Marley Espinoza, Stone
Rager, Payne Rager, Cash Rager, Kiana Rager, Miles Rager, Isabella Silva, Roman Silva, Caitlin
Kitson, Austy Kitson, Isabella Pino, Rodney Espinoza, Jr., Dillon Espinoza, Nino Espinoza and
Kali Espinoza. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Dominic Rager (2014) and great-
granddaughter, Cassandra Rager (1995).

Friends may join family for a time of visitation and sharing of memories on Wednesday, May 15,
2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. On Thursday
at 10 a.m., Christina’s grandson, Christopher Rager, will officiate a celebration of life at the
Funeral Home. A graveside committal will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    May 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    May 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Titus Funeral Home
    Address
    2000 East Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, IN 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    May 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    May 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Titus Funeral Home
    Address
    2000 East Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, IN 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Christopher Rager
  • Interment

    Location
    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Address
    7015 E 350 S
    Pierceton, IN 46562
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Alan Heeter

Posted at 03:06pm
Dear family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a very special person.
Your in my thoughts and prayers and always will be.
Love Always, Alan Heeter
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Posted at 03:01pm
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Posted at 09:32am
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Sandra Magoun

Posted at 06:46pm
I am so sorry to hear of Tia's passing. She was a wonderful woman and it is true that she is a favorite aunt. I am so glad that I was able to actually spend time with her one summer way back when I was younger. I did not appreciate how special that was at the time. I had the chance to get to know her and my cousins a bit more than I would have under normal circumstances. I regret that I did not get to see her as much or spend as much time with her as I would have liked. She was a funny lady and she'll always hold a special place in my heart.
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The Magoun & Guardiola Family

Posted at 04:14pm
With greatest sorrow and deepest sympathies to the Espinoza family. We have wonderful memories of Tia Christina and we'll always have in our hearts.
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