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OBITUARY

Corina Contreras Lopez

November 13, 1950January 12, 2021
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Corina Contreras Lopez, a loving mother and wife, went home to our heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the age of 70.

Corina was born on November 13, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She was one of 10 siblings in Dallas. Corina was raised by her grandmother, Andrea Contreras and moved to California in 1959 when she was nine years old. Corina lived in Fresno and worked at a turkey hatchery, picked grapes and other fruit, to make extra money, all while in her teens. She graduated from Fresno High School in 1969.

In her younger years, Corina worked for Fresno County E.O.C. and also worked at ARC as a grant writer to raise funds to help developmentally and intellectually disabled adults. She had a passion for helping those who could not help themselves and always wanted to start a home for abused women and children. With this dedication to help people, it was only a matter of time that her passion would evolve to reality.

Several years later, she experienced her greatest accomplishment by creating her all – female gun club, Blush & Bullets. She created an organization that brought women together through comradery. She empowered women to take control of their own destiny. Corina had the charisma to bring people together for whatever cause. Her approach was no nonsense and she told it like it was. She was a straight shooter. Tough and right to the point. No sugar coating. Corina was a very strong-willed woman and did not take shit from anyone. And for those reasons, the club was a success and her memory will live on forever.

Corina is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Frank Lopez of Madera, her daughter and son-in-law, Falina and John D. Marihart of Clovis, and grandchildren, Luke, Katie and Jerron, and great-grand daughter, Daisy, her only son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Amy Himes of Kentucky and grandchildren, Ryan and Anna, and her youngest daughter, Amanda Himes of Sacramento, and grand-dog, Pete. She is also survived by her step-children, Kathleen and Jason Remner of Madera, and their sons, Cole and Jordan, Rachel Remner and Harley Don of Auburn, and their children, Noel and Ion, and Franklin and Breann Lopez of Visalia, and their son, Liam. Corina is also survived by her brother and sisters, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Family and Close Friends Memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 21st, at Noon in Clovis, CA.

A Blush & Bullets Memorial will be held on Saturday, June 12th starting at 9am, at the Sun Mountain Gun Club in Coarsegold, CA. This will be a Memorial and shooting event.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lislefuneralhome.com for the Lopez family.

  • FAMILY

  • Corina is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Frank Lopez of Madera, her daughter and son-in-law, Falina and John D. Marihart of Clovis, and grandchildren, Luke, Katie and Jerron, and great-grand daughter, Daisy, her only son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Amy Himes of Kentucky and grandchildren, Ryan and Anna, and her youngest daughter, Amanda Himes of Sacramento, and grand-dog, Pete. She is also survived by her step-children, Kathleen and Jason Remner of Madera, and their sons, Cole and Jordan, Rachel Remner and Harley Don of Auburn, and their children, Noel and Ion, and Franklin and Breann Lopez of Visalia, and their son, Liam. Corina is also survived by her brother and sisters, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Della Damian

February 4, 2021

My cousin Corina was one of the strongest people I have known. She faced so many obstacles in her life, faced them head on, and kept going. I will treasure our time growing up on Effie Street, with all the other family members. I will also treasure my time with her at the gun range. She knew so much about guns and would always tell me how I needed to be ready to protect myself. I know she left a lasting impact on everyone she came across and is truly missed. Until we see each other again cousin; say hi to all the other’s watching over us.

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Biography

“Anything is possible.” That is what Corina Contreras Lopez believed about life. She was a creative woman, a perpetual inventor, who seemed to be able to find a solution for any difficulty confronting her. She had faith in her ability to find those solutions. Corina thoroughly enjoyed understanding how things worked. She possessed an inquisitive, confident, and rational nature matched with a versatile and agile mind. Corina was a person who believed that she could achieve whatever she set out to do.

       Her parents were Isabel Contreras Torres and Moises Sifuentes. Corina was born in Dallas, Texas in 1950 and moved to Fresno when she was nine years old. She was raised by her grandmother, Andrea Contreras, whom she loved very much as her mother. Corina showed her ingenuity even as a child. When she was confronted with a problem, Corina could develop an imaginative solution, and she derived satisfaction from knowing she had that ability.

       Corina was adept at scrutinizing different possibilities and designing innovative solutions. In her teens, she worked at a turkey hatchery, picked grapes and other fruit, to make extra money. She graduated from Fresno High School in 1969. In the late 70's, Corina worked for Fresno County E.O.C. and also worked as a grant writer to raise funds to help developmentally and intellectually disabled adults for ARC of Fresno. She had a passion for helping those who could not help themselves.

       Corina had the charisma to bring people together for whatever cause. Her approach was no nonsense and she told it like it was. She was a straight shooter. Tough and right to the point. No sugar coating. Corina was a very strong-willed woman and didn’t take shit from anyone. She was a vibrant personality. In fact, those who knew her often remarked that Corina loved to argue for argument’s sake. She was very perceptive in recognizing others’ feelings, especially those close to her.

      Corina's remarkable talent for being inventive influenced her relationship with her children. Family was always important to her. Corina was blessed with three children; two daughters, Falina and Amanda, and one son, Joseph. She was also blessed with four grandchildren, and one great-grand daughter, Luke, Jerron, Ryan, Anna, and Daisy. Corina always loved to have family around and treated her nieces, JoAnn and Sue Lynn like they were her own. Corina was always there to help any family member who needed it.

      As a born inventor, Corina was definitely in her element. She could easily create new and innovative systems, and incorporate those changes to bring a fresh approach to any situation. Corina had a strong drive for achievement. She could assess all of the options before her and, using her analytical skills, could comfortably find answers that no one else had even considered. Her personal initiative inspired those around her. Her greatest accomplishment was creating her all – female gun club, Blush & Bullets. She created an organization that brought women together through comradery. She empowered women to take control of their own destiny. She managed her club for over 10 years.

      Corina's talents were well suited for being actively involved in professional and community organizations, something she did throughout her life. She enjoyed being involved and was willing to jump in and help out in most any situation. Corina could bring a breath of fresh air to any organization, simply by introducing her novel ideas and problem solving strategies. Corina, along with her husband Frank, were active members of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

      Corina was continually concerned with the status of local, national and even world affairs. Her keen interest and strong values led her to become active in her community. Politically, Corina was a strong supporter of the Conservative Republican Party and she respected President Trump's passion for our country.

      Having the opportunity to visit and explore a new place always intrigued Corina. Traveling and going away on vacations offered yet another opportunity for Corina to expand her ever-growing inventory of knowledge. Favorite vacations included the mountains, lakes and nature in general. She loved to play Penny Slot machines at Indian Gaming Casinos all over California. She was very lucky and would often always win a jackpot.

      Corina was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Corina's favorites was her grand-dog Pete. Pete would visit her on weekends, run all over the ranch, and keep her company. He was by her side until the very end.

      Corina passed away on January 12, 2021 at her residence in Madera. She was surrounded by her husband, Frank, daughters, Falina and Amanda, and her niece, Celeste. All stayed by her side until the very end. Corina fought a brave battle with Lupus and liver disease the last three years of her life. She is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Frank Lopez, her daughter and son-in-law, Falina and John D. Marihart of Clovis, and grandchildren, Luke, Katie and Jerron, and great-grand daughter, Daisy, her only son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Amy Himes of Kentucky and grandchildren, Ryan and Anna, and her youngest daughter, Amanda Himes of Sacramento, and grand-dog, Pete.

She is also survived by her step-children, Kathleen and Jason Remner of Madera, and their sons, Cole and Jordan, Rachel Remner and Harley Don of Auburn, and their children, Noel and Ion, and Franklin and Breann Lopez of Visalia, and their son, Liam. Corina is also survived by her brother and sisters, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 13 Prime Steak for Family and Close Friends on Sunday, February 21st, at Noon in Clovis, CA. A Blush & Bullets Memorial will be held on Saturday, June 12th starting at 9am, at the Sun Mountain Gun Club in Coarsegold, CA. This will be a Memorial and shooting event. Corina will be laid to rest in Dallas, Texas.

      During her lifetime, nothing appeared impossible to Corina. She met the words “it can’t be done” with the enthusiastic challenge of a “wanna bet” attitude. Corina was able to recognize the possibilities a new idea held, even when those around her could not. For Corina, the traditional way of doing things fell short of her expectations, especially if there were original and untested methods for handling a challenge. For Corina, the challenge of living her life could be found in the obstacles. Corina wanted to do so much in this lifetime but ran out of time. Besides, her time is much better spent serving our Lord Jesus Christ. She was an amazing woman on Earth and will be in Heaven.