Helen V. Lopez

Helen V. Lopez

Helen V. Lopez, Age 92, Born on May 27, 1929 in Abiquiu, NM and lifelong resident of Abiquiu passed away on August 16, 2021.  She was a devoted Mother, Wife, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who enjoyed everything her family was a part of.  Throughout her life she had many friends who she enjoyed spending time with in different ways where her life would venture into.  She was a housewife in the true sense of the word, and still found the time to serve as cook for the Catholic School in Abiquiu.  She was a Madrina to many kids that she and Dad were asked to be a part of in their lifetime.  She was a Mayordoma many times in serving the Saint Thomas Church in Abiquiu, where Christmas was her favorite time as we would go to the mountains for Christmas trees for the decorating of our church.  She attended Loretto High School in Santa Fe which was founded by the Sisters of Loretto in 1923 which at that time was a Sister school of Saint Michaels High.  She was preceded in death by her Husband Andronico (Tito) Lopez, daughter Anita Lopez, parents Benito and Emilia Cordova, brother Benito and Tina Cordova, sister Mary and Patrick Gonzalez, sister Celine and Eddie Bustos and son in law Henry Rael.  She is survived by her children Linda (Karl), Bertha, Jose, and Francis (Kathy); Grandchildren Desiree-Ann, Elena-Rae (Bobby), Marisa-Ann and a Great Granddaughter Meadow Nicole; She is also survivied by many close friends and relatives, Tia Vita Martinez, Brenda and Alexandria Jaramillo, Palmita Osegueda, Teresita and Baby boy, Molly Martinez, Don, Liz and Mary, Dennis and Constance Liddy, Louie Maestas, Mabel and Howard Caroll, Leonard and Lucy Maestas and many more.  Serving as pallbearers are Gerald Sandoval, Steve Lopez, Margarito Lopez, Frankie Lopez, Herman and Danny Manzanares.  Honorary Pallbearers are her granddaughters Desiree-Ann, Elenda-Rae, Marisa-Ann and Meadow Nicole.  The Holy Rosary will be held at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Abiquiu on September 10, 2021 at 10:00am with the Mass to follow.  Burial will take place immediately following the mass at the Abiquiu Cemetery.  The Church will be observing Covid safe practices so please wear your mask for the safety of all.

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We met Helen and Jose in Las Cruces. Our northern New Mexico roots bonded us tightly. Helen was a Mom to us and we grew to love her deeply. She had a sense of humor that gave us many laughs and wonderful memories. Our deepest condolences to her dear family. She loved you unconditionally and spoke so fondly of you. May Our Lord dry your tears and comfort you. Leonard and Luci Maestas

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