OBITUARY

Sara Cruz Lopez

August 20, 1932March 12, 2019

Sara Cruz Lopez left the confines of an earthly existence to be in the splendor of our Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was 86. Sara was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was a loving wife of 50 years to our very dear father, the late, Eusebio Lopez. Sara and Eusebio had 9 children, Daniel Eusebio Lopez and wife Jean, Victor Cruz Lopez and wife Olivia, Jesus Lopez (deceased at birth), Sylvia Rose Suttles and husband Carlos, Teodoso (Ted) Alberto Lopez and wife Maria, Sally Lopez Quiroga and husband Robert (deceased), Sarah Lopez Centeno and husband Anthony, Jose (Joe) Alfredo Lopez and wife Cecilia, and Mary (Maggie) Lopez Turrin and husband Michael. Thirty-three grandchildren Robert Lopez (deceased), Daniel Lopez II, Deanna Lopez, Victor John Lopez, Denise Blackerby, Jill Burns, Kristi Arechiga, Rosalinda Solano, Sara De Leon, Victor Michael Lopez, David Lopez, Carlos Suttles, Jr., Edward Suttles, Jennifer Alfonso, Teodoso (Ted) Lopez, Jr., Carlos Lopez, Angelica (Angel) Sanchez, Adam Lopez, Robert Quiroga, Vincent Quiroga, Christopher Barrera, Sarah Marie Cormier, Damian Centeno, Derek Centeno, Denise Centeno, Jonathan Lopez, Jacob Lopez, Janelle Phommahasay, Abraham Lopez, Jose Lopez, Jr., Aracely Lopez, Priscilla Lopez and Noah Turrin. Thirty-eight great grandchildren, and 3 on the way. She had numerous nieces and nephews, all very dear to her. Sara was born to Alfredo Lopez Cruz and Sara Soliz in the town of La Coste, Texas on August 20, 1932. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eusebio Lopez, her parents, her siblings Alfredo Cruz, Jr., David Cruz, Ernest Cruz, Maria Aldana, Rita Garcia and Alejo Cruz, a son and grandson both listed above. Sara was by all accounts an amazing woman. She was first and foremost a woman of God, a loving and devoted wife, loving and ferocious protector of her children. Family was everything to her, immediate as well as extended. She served as a model of what a child of God, wife and mother should be. As part of the greatest generation, she was resilient and displayed an enormous inner strength. At the same time, she was kind hearted and nurturing. Sara was raised in the country, where she grew up as a regular “Annie Oakley”. She would ride bareback and could shoot a gun, as well as anyone. She could skin and cook game, just as easily as cooking something bought at the store. She was definitely a force to be reckoned with. Most of the time she had a quiet and unassuming demeanor, however you did not want to see her other side. She could accomplish anything she put her mind to. At the age of 49, she decided she wanted to complete her high school education, so she took classes, learned algebra and acquired her GED. She had vast knowledge because she would read everything she could get her hands on, even though she had lost sight in her left eye at a very early age. In her later years, this became more difficult as she began to lose sight in her “good” eye, as well. She’s been a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Somerset, Texas, for over 50 years. There she found great joy reading and teaching God’s word. She taught Bible study, was a member and president of the Altar Society and was also involved with various other church organizations. In her most recent years, she enjoyed being a member of the Somerset Senior Citizen’s Center where she partook in fellowship and comraderie. Her children are proud to call this woman “momma”. She has left a gaping hole in our hearts that will never be filled, but we feel truly blessed to have had her in our lives for so long. Farewell momma, we look forward to the day we are reunited in the presence of God with you and daddy and all of our loved ones who have gone before. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary to be recited at Funeraria Del Angel Trevino Funeral Home 2525 Palo Alto Rd. Funeral procession will depart 9:30 am Monday, March 18, 2019 for at 10:00 am Mass of Resurrection to be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church 19711 N. Dixon St. Somerset, Texas. with interment to follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, March 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sara Cruz Lopez

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Belinda Herrera Sauceda

March 17, 2019

Prayers fo Lopez family i rember my dad Jose and mother Olga taking us over to there house she always made us fill welcome with open arms now she will meet up with my mom and dad in heaven.. You will miss her but will always have special place in your heart

Alejo Cruz

March 15, 2019

I have the best memories of staying with Aunt Sara as a kid and for the next 57 years those memories grew as she continued to welcome my family and I into her home! She and my father were like peas in a pod and I loved seeing the two together in their later years. She raised a wonderful family and was loved deeply by all of us.
Please accept our sincerest condolences and may God Bless her and the entire Lopez Familia.

The Cruz Family,
Alejo and Barbara, Mary and Bud, Albert, Alfred and Valerie, David and Lisa

Sharon Turrin-Grant

March 15, 2019

I have only been with Mrs Lopez a dozen times, but knowledge of her strength of character, maternal ferocity and God-loving ways, will stay with me always. She was definitely a "force to be reckoned with" but in the gentlest way. All my love to her family & prayers for your grieving days ahead.

David Garcia Jr.

March 15, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the loss my beloved Tia Sara. I pray that God rest her soul with those of her sisters, brothers, parents and our loved ones who preceded her. I also pray that God give our families the strength to deal with this sad time. God Bless Us All.
David Garcia, Jr.

John & Rose Martinez

March 14, 2019

Rose and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. I only have fond and enjoyable memories of my "Tia Sara." May God grant you comfort during this time.

Rose and John Martinez

David Cruz

March 14, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Lopez family. Tia Sara was always loving and gracious to me and my family. She brought joy to many lives. God bless.

Sam Chapa

March 14, 2019

Victor,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers.
God Bless you all, brother.
Sam Chapa