Simona V. Lopez

02/18/1926 — 10/29/2008

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Weslaco, Texas

Simona V. Lopez

Simona Villegas Lopez passed away on October 29, 2008. She was born in Weslaco, Texas on February 18, 1926. She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Jose Ramiro Lopez; their beloved eldest son Domingo Lopez 1945; parents Anita & Segundo Villegas; sister Dominga Rodriguez; eldest brother Alonzo Maganas, Sr.; and dear beloved companion Dwayne Miller, Sr.

Simona is survived by her daughters Maria del Rosario Lopez of Seattle; Mr. & Mrs. Jose Barrientes, Jr. Maria Elena Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Vannoy Lucyof Kennewick, Wa.; three sons Mr. & Mrs. Roberto V. Lopez-Seattle, Wa.; Mr. Enrique V. Lopez-Seattle, Wa.; Mr. Arturo V. Lopez of Richland, Wa.; and Crista Grimes beloved friend & adopted daughter Richland, Wa.; her brother Julian Villegas, Sr.; beloved sister Beatrice Carrejo and sister-in-law Ramona Maganas. Simona had many grand-children, Gina, Melissa, Jessica, Michael, Dominic, Julie, David, Adam, Matthew; great-grandchildren,Joshua, Alex, Issac, Analise & Logan. She had numerous, beloved nieces and nephews.

Simona & Jose lived in Prosser since 1952 where they raised their family.

After Jose passed away, she moved to the Tri-Cities in 1994 to be closer to her youngest children Arturo and Lucy. Simona was active in her community; she was a member of the Retired Public Employee Council Chapter 21 and of the AFSCME Retiree Chapter. She volunteered at many organizations; one close to her heart was the Senior Companion Program where she was recognized for her tireless efforts and participation on 02/28/02. She was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of Meritorious Service to Columbia Basin Shrine. Simona earned her GED at Columbia Basin College; she taught Spanish Adult Education classes in Prosser.

Throughout her life she was an energetic, compassionate, kind-loving person who enjoyed many hobbies and always had a positive attitude about life.

Rosary service will be at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland, Washington, on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 6:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser, Washington, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:00 am. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Columbia Basin Shrine Club.

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  • DEAR LOPEZ FAMILY,

    MAY I SEND YOU MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW AND THAT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF THE LOPEZ FAMILY. I HOPE IT WILL BE OF SOME COMFORT TO KNOW THAT YOU GAVE YOUR MOM ALL THE LOVE AND CARE POSSIBLE. PEPE & ELENA I CAN IMAGINE WHAT YOUR GOING THRU BUT I ALSO KNOW YOUR COURAGE WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS ROUGH TIME. HOPE IT HELPS TO KNOW THAT WE ALL SHARE YOUR GRIEF. LOVE YOU MARUCA

    MARY B RODRIGUEZ
    November 4, 2014
    EDINBURG, TX, US
  • Pepe & Elena, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and all the Lopez & Villegas extended family. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dearly beloved Simona. We are saddened that we are unable to be with you at this time to join you in the celebration of life for Mrs. Lopez. We have very fond memories of her visits to Texas. She was a beautiful and caring person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and may her strength comfort and guide you through this hard times. May God’s blessings be with all of you. Carinosamente, Joe & Socorro

    Joe & Socorro Garcia
    November 4, 2014
    Edinburg, TX, US
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