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
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.