Ellen LOPEZ(1944 - 2014)

LOPEZ, Ellen

Ellen Lopez 69, of Georgetown Texas, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, after a brave and valiant battle with leukemia.

Ellen married the love of her life, her 'rock', Isaac Lopez, Jr., on June 30, 1968. Ellen was a native of Round Rock, Texas and graduated from Round Rock High School. Ellen and her family also lived in Columbus and Georgetown, Texas.

Ellen is survived by her husband Isaac; son, Matthew Lopez and wife Pilar of Austin, Texas; daughters, Claudia Reeves and husband Will of Friendswood, Texas, and special daughter Olga Lopez, of Georgetown, Texas; brothers, Lee Pena, Jr. and wife Luz of Round Rock, Texas, Robert Pena and wife Sandy of Round Rock, Texas; sisters, Lois Vasquez and husband Daniel of Georgetown, Texas, Nora Gonzales and husband Fred of Temple, Texas, grandchildren, Jesus, Mikaela and Victoria Lopez of Austin, Texas; Liam and Keegan Reeves of Friendswood, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Amelia Pena.

Ellen was retired from Georgetown ISD, State Farm Insurance, and also worked for W. Pierce Arthur CPA, of Columbus, Texas. Ellen was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Georgetown, Texas for over 20 years, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Other volunteer services included Meals on Wheels, United Way and The Caring Place.

Ellen was a devoted Christian who was generous and gracious in her quiet acts of thoughtfulness and the sharing of her attention and energy for the good of others. Her charming smile would warm the coldest heart. Her greatest enjoyment was in spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. She was affectionately known to her many nephews and nieces as "Aunt Ellen". She truly enjoyed the many tamale making sessions and Christmas Eve family gatherings that she hosted at her home. Her quiet hours were spent reading her favorite novels and devotionals.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the current and former employees of Georgetown ISD as well as the volunteers at The Caring Place, for their many acts of thoughtfulness.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with the Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH-35, Pflugerville TX 78660.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2700 E. University, Georgetown, TX 78626. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas.

Please visit Ellen's memorial at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com

Funeral Home

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home
14501 North Ih-35 Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 251-4118

Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 12 to June 13, 2014