OBITUARY

Christopher Mendez Lopez

January 21, 1924May 7, 2014

Christopher “Chris” Mendez Lopez

Christopher “Chris” Mendez Lopez, 90, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. He was a lifelong area resident. Chris was born January 21, 1924 in Andrade, CA. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII South Pacific Theater. He worked as an Equipment Operator for the Bureau of Reclamation until he retired at 60 years old. Chris loved hunting, fishing and Mexican music. Chris is survived by daughters, Terry Hum of Nogales, AZ, M. Lopez of Yuma, Melinda Lopez Pitts of Golden Valley, AZ; son, Frank Johnson of Nogales, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Gregoria Demara; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Lopez; father, Miguel Lopez; and mother, Concepcion Lopez; siblings, Rosa Mendivil, Mike Lopez, Eufemia Mejia, Ralph Lopez, Alfred Lopez Sr., and Antonia Leyvas. A private family service will be held.

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ.

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Robert Mendez

May 16, 2014

So sorry for your loss may your father rest in peace.To our cousins your always in our hearts.

May 15, 2014

The Yuma Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes the sacrifices your loved one and family made for the freedom we all share. Thank you and May God Bless your family.

Arnold Urtiaga

May 13, 2014

The only comfort food we can provide, is the word of God. John, :14:1-3, DONT LET YOUE HEART BE TROUBLED , YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE IN ME ALSO. IN MY FATHERS HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS : IF IT WAS NOT SO , I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU, I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR ( Christ) AND IF I GO AND PREPAER A PLACE FOR ( Christ) I WILL COME AGAIN AND RECIVE ( Chris) UNTO MYSELF, THAT WHERE I AM, THERE (Chris)MAY BE ALSO.

Melinda Lopez Pitts

May 12, 2014

He was my father through good and bad. May he rest in peace. Love always, Melinda Lopez Pitts

FROM THE FAMILY