Bobby "Buffalo" Peralta Lopez, 69, a resident of Silver City, N.M. entered eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born April 5, 1943 in Morenci, Ariz. to Audon Lopez and Frances Peralta. He is survived by one daughter, Sonia L. Villagran and husband David Jr. of Silver City; one son, Robert D. Lopez and wife Danna of Silver City; three grandchildren, Nicholas Lopez, Anthony Lopez and Daniel Audon Lopez; two brothers, Ignacio "Nacho" Nuanez and wife Lucy of Las Cruces, Jesus "Chuy" Lopez and wife Rita of Silver City; and one sister, Donna Herrera and husband Ray of Arvada, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Senaida Delgado Lopez (1990); one brother, Sammy Nuanez; one sister, Jenny Martinez. Viewing will be Friday, Jan. 18, from 4-6 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the vigil service and holy rosary to begin at 6 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Mike Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Daniel Lopez, Ramon Martinez, Danny Gomez, John Madrid, Richard Martinez and Joe Rios. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Salcido, Louie Montenegro, Tommy and Louie Gomez. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love." (575) 537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 16, 2013