Christopher "Chris" Mendez Lopez(1924-2014)

Christopher "Chris" Mendez Lopez, 90, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. He was a lifelong area resident. Chris was born January 21, 1924 in Andrade, CA. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII South Pacific Theater. He worked as an Equipment Operator for the Bureau of Reclamation until he retired at 60 years old. Chris loved hunting, fishing and Mexican music.

Chris is survived by daughters, Terry Hum of Nogales, AZ, M. Lopez of Yuma, Melinda Lopez Pitts of Golden Valley, AZ; son, Frank Johnson of Nogales, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Gregoria Demara; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Lopez; father, Miguel Lopez; and mother, Concepcion Lopez; siblings, Rosa Mendivil, Mike Lopez, Eufemia Majia, Ralph Lopez, Alfred Lopez Sr., and Antonio Leyvas.

A private family service will be held.

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Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park
1415 South 1st Ave Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 782-4384
Published in The Yuma Sun on May 11, 2014