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Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2018
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lodi Funeral Home
725 South Fairmont
Lodi, CA 95240
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Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018
11:00 AM
St. Anne's Catholic Church
215 W. Walnut St.
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Olivia (Ibarra) Lopez


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Olivia (Ibarra) Lopez Obituary
Olivia I Lopez was born to the late Ramon L. Ibarra and survived by Socorro P. Ibarra on April 13, 1955 in Cd. Juarez Chihuahua Mexico. She passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on September 8, 2018 in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loved ones.
Olivia moved with her parents and her 6 siblings to the United States to Terminous, California in 1962 at the age of 7. She lived a fulfilling and devout Catholic life. She attended Catechism at St. Anne's Church and later was involved in the Teen Youth Group. In high school she volunteered on the weekends at St. Anne's helping the mentally ill. Olivia was talented in playing the flute in high school as well. She loved music and dancing. She danced Ballet Folklorico. She was involved in and crowned Queen of La Federacion Catolica Mexicana in the early 1970's.
Olivia met the love of her life, Jesus R. Lopez in June of 1974. They met at a church dance. They got married on January 22, 1977 at St. Anne's Catholic Church. They lived in Stockton Ca. where they had 4 children and 13 grandchildren. She loved her children Oscar Lopez (Jennifer Lopez), Mirna Cortez (Abraham Cortez), Ben Lopez(Sonia Lopez), and Veronica Lainhart (Jon Lainhart) and she was proud of her grandchildren: Alyna, Ariel, Gabriel, Adrian, Dominic, Adan, Marisa, Olivia, Layla, Ivan, Alyssa, Jude and Destiny. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her husband, children and grandchildren unconditionally and always showed affection.
Olivia worked for Lodi Unified School District for 25 years from 1980 to 2005. She enjoyed working with children and their families. She cared about the students and their well being and always communicated with families to keep them informed and involved in the school. She was fluent in both English and Spanish. Her bilingual skills were impeccable. Bridging the gap between languages was her forte, and in bringing people together.
Aside from all of the struggles and adversities in her life it didn't change who she was. Olivia was a beautiful woman whose insurmountable love needed no words. She enriched lives because of her caring, kind and gentle angelic soul. She was positive, humble and generous to a fault, and had the greatest smile that lit up the room. Olivia loved everyone. She was proud of and loved her big extended family, including her many friends. May she  rest peacefully in heaven with her father Ramon and in God's grace. She will always be loved and her light and legacy will always shine and live through her family.
Olivia's visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 18 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lodi Funeral Home, 725 South Fairmont Ave, with her Vigil immediately after. Her funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St. Interment at Cherokee Memorial Cemetery will follow.
Please sign the guest book at www.lodinews.com/guestbook.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Sept. 15 to Sept. 22, 2018
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