Sophie Medrano, age 57, a lifetime resident of Needles, Calif., passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Fort Mohave, Ariz.
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Sophie was born October 10, 1955, in Needles, Calif., and attended Needles High School. She was a Tribal Gaming Officer at Spirit Mountain Casino in Needles, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her father, Geronimo Medrano, her mother, Bernice Armstrong; and sister, Laurabelle McCord.
Sophie is survived by her son, Stephen Lopez II; three daughters, Erin Lopez, Alana Lopez and Angela McDonald; three brothers, David, Ruben and Augustine Medrano; two sisters, Wilma Smith and Connie Bryan; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. (AZ time) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Mohave Valley Assembly of God Church, 2020 E Regents Rd, Mohave Valley, Ariz.
Following the service, we will be going to Ft. Mojave Mourning Hall. 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012, Traditional Ft. Mojave Tribal Burial.
Services are under the arrangements of Dimond & Sons Needles Mortuary.
Dimond & Sons Needles Mortuary
222 E Street
Needles, CA 92363
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2012