Margarita Escalante, age 87, of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011, in Pleasanton. She is survived by her sons Frank Escalante, Jr. and wife Ramona of Pleasanton, Joe Raymond Escalante and wife Janie of San Antonio; sisters Stella Talamantez of San Antonio, Helen Zamora and husband Henry of Luling, Minnie Leal and husband Fred of Pleasanton; brothers Carlos Rodriguez of Pleasanton, Jesse Rodriguez and wife Helen of San Marcos, Joe Rodriguez and wife Luisa of Pleasanton, Louis Rodriguez and wife Sylvia of Pleasanton; grandchildren Frank Escalante, III, James E. Escalante, Luisa Escalante Garcia, Joe Pacheco as well as 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Francisco Escalante, Sr. Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton from 2 - 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Visitation prior to the funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton. The funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, morning following the time of visitation. To leave a memorial visit www.hurleyfuneralhome.com .