OBITUARY

Dolores S. Lopez

July 13, 1941November 15, 2020
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Dolores “Lola” Silva Lopez ran from her earthly body into the arms of Jesus on November 15, 2020. The Holy Rosary will take place Thursday at 7 pm at Connally Compton Funeral home and the Holy Mass will take place Friday at 10 am at St. Francis on the Brazos Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Santa Cruz Cemetery in Hallsburg.

She was 79 years old physically but was mentally forever young. Lola was born on July 13, 1941 on the family farm in Elk, Texas. She was the youngest of 10 siblings born to Jose and Felicitas Silva and was accused of being the most spoiled. She would be the first to admit those accusations were true! Her heart was on the family farm land and she was able to live there until 6 months before her death. It was where she had her happiest, saddest, funniest, and most loving moments. Lola and Francisco Lopez have been married for 49 years. In the good times and the bad, they always loved and looked out for each other. They are parents to one daughter, Sonia Lopez Phillips. She was her daughter’s biggest cheerleader and it never occurred to Lola that there was anything her daughter couldn’t do. They were the best of friends and would talk on the phone at least twice a day before Lola moved in with her family in September.

As much as Lola loved being a mother to Sonia, there was nothing that could come close to her love of being a grandmother. To Lola, her grandson Landon was the apple of her eye and the moon and the stars in the sky. When he was at St. Francis Kindergarten, she came out of retirement from working for the state to go and work there to be able to spend more time with him. They would spend hours talking about life, movies, school, video games, and whatever else came up during their regular chats. They also regularly attended Bingo together where she shared her love of gambling with him. Lola cherished their time together and Landon had the best grandma for 23 years.

Before she passed, Lola told her daughter that she “loves, I mean LOVES being a Catholic”. She spent as much time working for St. Francis Catholic Church as she did at home. It was her relationship with Jesus and the Virgin Mary that gives her family comfort knowing that she is celebrating up in Heaven and telling us all to dry our tears. She always spoke of how much she missed her Mamita and Apa and all her siblings. We can only imagine the beautiful family reunion they are all having. Lola is preceded in death by her parents Jose and Felicitas Silva, her siblings Lupe Gonzalez (Joe), Clemente Silva (Triny), Manuel Silva (Betty), Faye Cortez (Frank), Virginia Benavidez (Vicente), Janie Lugo (Charlie), Frank Silva, Josesio Silva, and Antonia Soto. She is also preceded by her nephew Gabriel Lugo and nieces Rosemary Cortez and Lydia Lugo.

Lola is survived by the love of her life, Francisco Lopez, her daughter and son-in-law Sonia Lopez Phillips and Kacy Phillips, and her reason for breathing, Landon Lopez. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Norma Frazier, Jose Soto Jr, Sandra Gonzalez Ramos, Maggie Mercado, Esther Turner, Mary Joe Guereca, Roseanna Hernandez, Charlie Lugo, Richard Silva, Alfred Silva, Tony Cortez, Christine Cortez, Victor Benavidez, Louis Benavidez, their spouses, and great nieces and nephews. Her “adopted” daughter, Adriana Gomez Riley, is also left to cherish her memory as well as so many “old” and new friends.

Pall bearers are Jose Soto Jr, Charlie Lugo, Tony Cortez, Chip Soto, Robert Frazier, Richard Silva, Alfred Silva, Jake Weaver, and Kris Burke.

The entire family would like to give a special thank you to her son-in-law, Kacy Phillips. Kacy took a leave from work from September until her death to stay home and take care of her. They spent countless hours together talking, watching the Price is Right and Gunsmoke, and going to her numerous appointments. He took an active role in her health care and earned the title of “Dr. Phillips”. When he told Lola it was time to take her meds she would always say “Uh oh. The doctor has spoken”. We are eternally grateful to you for making her last days the best they could be.

We love you, mama. You are forever in our hearts.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 20, 2020

Memories

Dolores S. Lopez

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George Galvez

November 21, 2020

Sorry to hear of Dolores passing , we were cousin , her dad was my mothers bother and I spent a lot of time at uncle Joe's farm as a small boy with my grandpa baling hey and Dolores was not around but I see her at church. I spend more time with Cousin Lupe and Clem . We use to go fishing at the farm . I been working on a family tree for 10 years on the Silva and Rosales family but I don't have my cousin children names . I hope she is in peace now because she did go threw a lot these past few years . May God Bless her and her family.

Isabel Diaz

November 19, 2020

Mrs.Lopez ,we’re praying for you in your time of sadness. As your mother is folded into the Lord’s warm embrace, may you feel her love shining down on you always. Our prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief.

Fred Griffin

November 19, 2020

we love you Lopez!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maggie Mercado

November 18, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Aunt Lola. She will be missed but not forgotten. Grandpa and Grandma now have all their little chickens together again. RIP

Gloria Adkinson

November 18, 2020

Mrs. Lopez,

I'm very sorry for your loss. I know how you have expressed your love for your mom not just in words but with so many actions. You are a great example of kindness and generosity on how to treat our loved ones all the way until their end. You have been thru all of it. We love you very much and are very saddened by your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Charlie Lugo

November 18, 2020

Aunt Lola cared about us so much and we loved her so much. The last of our Patriarchs. The siblings are together once again. Praying for Uncle Frank, Sonia, and the family. We will get through this together.

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