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Italia "Laya" Lopez

Obituary Condolences

McALLEN - Italia "Laya" Lopez 30, went to be with our heaveanly father on Wednesday February 4, 2009 from inuries she sustained from a motorcycle accident.
Laya was a person full of life where softball, music, family and work were some of her passions which she enjoyed very much. Born on April 26, 1978 to Willie Lopez Jr. and America Lopez ,Laya grew up in Angleton Texas where she graduated from Angleton High School, after graduating from High School she attended San Jacinto College on a softball scholarship. After college Laya moved to McAllen where she worked for El Pato Restaurants as a Manager in McAllen. We will miss her beautiful smile and sense of humor for as long as we live. Survivors include her parents; Willie and America Lopez of McAllen, 2 sisters Erica Lopez from Angleton, Tx, and America E. Lopez of McAllen and 3 brothers; Fred Lopez of Edinburg, Domingo Lopez of Pharr and Rey Lopez of McAllen, also surviving are Paternal grandfather; Wilfredo Lopez Sr. from McAllen and Maternal Grandmother; America Rivera of McAllen. She was preceeded in death b y her Grandfather Rogelio Garza Tijerina, her Grandmother Josefina G. Lopez and her uncle Roel Martin Garza.
Visitaions for family and friends will be on Friday Feb 6, 2009 from 1 to 9 p.m. at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen with a prayer of the Holy Rosary to be read at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday Feb 7, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Our lady of Pepetual Help Catholic Church in McAllen.interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens of McAllen. Funeral services are entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.
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Published in The Monitor on Feb. 6, 2009
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