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Virginia R. Lopez, 72, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in El Paso. She was born Nov. 26, 1937, in Tularosa to Marcelino and Mercedes (Dominguez) Rocha.
Survivors include her children Mike J. (Rooney) and Carmen Lopez, of Mescalero, Elena Lopez and Bernard Johnson, of Winston Salem, N.C., Margaret and Tom Hankins, of Buena Vista, Colo., Anita and Allen Hoaks, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Antonia and Michael Libby, of Killeen, Texas, Jose Lopez and Crystal Candelaria and Francisco Lopez, all of Tularosa, and Victoria and Michael Leon, of Lakenheath, England; sisters Ambrosia (Rose) Dixon, Mary Brady, Flora Leal, all of Tularosa, and Maneula (Nellie) Richardson, of Texas; brothers Marcelino Rocha, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gregorio (Goyo) Rocha and Paul Rocha, of Tularosa; grandchildren Joshua Lopez, Rooney Lopez, Mikie Lopez, Steven Lopez, Ismail Leon, Noah Leon, Christopher Lopez, Antuan Lopez, Jacque Lopez, Cindy Hankins, Jonathan Herrera, Timothy Hoaks, Amanda Lopez, Sherry Libby, Nicolette Libby, Jose F. Lopez, Samara Lopez and Aurora Lopez; great-grandchildren Xavier Lopez, Lilliana Lopez, Rooney Lopez Jr., Morgan Lopez, Payton Herrera, Anginine Herrera, Jazmine Herrera and Courtney Lopez; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Mike Lopez; sons Ponciano Lopez, Alvino Lopez and Timmy Lopez; grandparents Manuel and Dolores Dominguez; sister Dolores Hendrickson; brother Andrew Rocha; uncles Joe Dominguez, Richard Rocha and Sam Rocha; aunt Adela Dominguez Pino; sisters-in-law Alberta Rocha and Antonia (Veva) Kiskaden; brothers-in-law Albert Lopez and Sarapio Marquez; and nephew Manuel (Pinky) Kiskaden.
The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa by Dolores Otero. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated following the rosary at 7 p.m.
The Lopez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 19 to Oct. 19, 2010
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