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DeLeon, 82, of Grand Island,
died Thursday May 14, 2009 at St. Francis Skilled Care.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The
Reverend Vince Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn
Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Sunday with a Parish
Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. DeLeon was born October 13, 1926 at Hastings, NE the daughter of Jesus and Rosario (Herrera)
Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law, Angie and Tony
Roman of Grand Island, Rosie and Benito Casares of Grand Island,
Josie Reyes of Wood River, Tommie and Mario Martinez of Grand Island,
Virgie and Steve Kuck of Grand Island, Micki and Dave Kenyon of Grand
Island, Frannie and Tony Torrez of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and
Lucy and Brandon Flynn of Grand Island; sons and daughters-in-law,
Roy DeLeon of Grand Island, Pete and Colleen DeLeon of Grand Island,
Joe and Marlene DeLeon of Grand Island, James DeLeon of Grand Island
and Albert and Diane DeLeon of Grand Island; sisters and brothers-in-law,
Lupe Aldana of Grand Island, Connie and Gonzalo DeLeon of La Mirada,
CA, Comfort and Felipe DeLeon of Hesperia, CA and Juanita and Robert
Briseno of Wood River; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and
Juanita Soto of Oxnard, CA, Abraham and Emily Soto of Wood River,
Louis and Rey Soto of Wood River, Robert and Linda Soto of Wood River
and Richard and Virginia Soto of Wood River.
Those also left to cherish her memory are many grandchildren,
great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter; nephews, nieces
and many friends. Her parents; Pete DeLeon, Sr., daughter and
son-in-law, Rocki and Guero Flores; son-in-law, Ruben Reyes; brother,
Joseph Soto; a granddaughter and two great-granddaughters welcomed
her into heaven.
Hope was raised and received her education in Hastings. She married
Pete DeLeon, Sr. in 1946. They lived in Wood River and Grand
Island. Hope worked as a cook at the Grand Generation Center until retiring in 1996. She
is a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Eagles Auxiliary. She
enjoyed reading, cooking, Elvis and polka music, playing Aggravation,
Mexican bingo and dancing. She was the family bookie for Husker
football games. She so enjoyed spending time with family, especially
the family Sunday get-togethers.
A memorial fund will be established in memory of Hope.