Hortensia J. Lopez

November 21, 1927 – September 11, 2018


Our loving Mother Hortensia Lopez, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 11, 2018. Our Lord has taken her home to Heaven in his loving arms.


She is preceded in death by her parents Antonio and Jesus Lopez; husband Richard R. Lopez Sr.; brothers Mike Lopez Sr., Carlos Lopez Sr. and Robert Lopez Sr.; sisters Mary Romero and Helen Mears. She is survived by her children Richard R. (Beverly) Lopez Jr., Rene David (Toni) Lopez, Michael Roy Lopez, Josephine Dianne (Walter) Carbajal; ten grandchildren: Tonya, David Jr., Matt, Michael Jr., Cory, Heather, Walter Jr., Julie, Angeline and Selena; sixteen great-grandchildren: Jacob, Ethan, Aaron, Cameron, Tyson, Sydney, Aubrey, Kevin, Ysa, Phoebe, Courtney, Audrey, Ireland, Jaylene, D.J. and Bella; and siblings Emma L. Brown, Yolanda Navarette and William Lopez Sr. She also has numerous nephews, nieces and friends.


She attended Bisbee public schools and worked at Loma Linda Apartments, Sprouse Reitz and Woolworth’s. Hortensia met the love of her life, Richard R. Lopez, and was married to him for 52 years. She was a homemaker, substitute den mother of boy scouts and an active member of Lowell Women’s Club, church clubs and functions. She loved watching sports, classic movies, listening to music and dancing. However, nothing brought her greater joy than raising her family and taking care of her grandchildren.


Services will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church in Bisbee, AZ. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. with the funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. and burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Food and fellowship will conclude the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Hall.


Pallbearers: Michael J. Lopez, Cory J. Lopez, Walter L. Carbajal Jr., Kevin A. Satathite Jr., Michael Roy Lopez and Walter M. Carbajal. Honorary pallbearers: David A. Lopez Jr. and Matt B. Lopez.


Arrangements by Alex Espinosa Funeral Home 520-432-4242/espinosafuneralhome.com