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Modesto Lopez, 90, a lifelong resident of Tularosa was called to be with the Lord on Monday, December 1, 2016.

Mr. Lopez is survived by his son, Larry Lopez and wife Lorraine Lopez of Tularosa and his daughter, Joann Lopez of Tularosa. He leaves behind his former spouse, Mary Helen Drake of Alamogordo and four grandchildren, Patsy Montoya of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Melissa Calderen and husband, Robert Calderon Sr. of Tucson, Arizona, Jeremy Lopez and wife Danyelle Lopez of Ashburn, Virginia and Lisa Abney and husband Bill Abney Jr. of Tucson, Arizona; several great grandchildren, Alyssa Montoya, Dawnella Anspach, Leah Abney, Zaylie Calderon, Kiana Abney, Jalaya Lopez, Damien Abney, Robert Calderon, Jr., and Sophia Calderon; one great-great granddaughter, Embry Montoya.

Modesto is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he served in both the Navy and Army. He was the receipent of the Bronze Star, Occupation Medal, Korean Service with 3 bronze camp stars, Distinguished Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.

He is preceded in his death by his son, Michael J. Lopez and parents, Modesto M Lopez, Sr. and Solidad Lopez

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church, 303 Encino, Tularosa, NM. The Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tularosa.

The Lopez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 7, 2016 to Jan. 6, 2017
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