Juanita Lopez

Juanita Esparza Lopez, 84, of Rosenberg, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 19, 2014, at her residence. A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on May 10, 1930, in Uvalde to Eluteria Ortiz Esparza and Lazaro Esparza. She married Raul Lopez in Uvalde on Dec. 30, 1956. She is survived by her husband of 57 years; two daughters, Araceli Cortes and husband, Raul, and Analui Gomez and husband, Marshall, all of Rosenberg; two sons, Rolando Lopez and wife, Rosa Elia, of Rosenberg and Ramiro Lopez and wife, Elsa, of Pasadena; one sister, Amalia Alvarado of Knippa; two brothers, Leandro Esparza of Uvalde and Pedro Almendarez of Texas City; 18 grandchildren, Brian Cortes, Edson Cortes and wife, Peggy, Monique Cortes, Alex Cortes, Stephanie Rangel and husband, Uriel, Jonathan Hoahwah, Isabel Lopez, Raul Lopez III and wife, Leonela, Javier Lopez, Aaron Lopez, Angelica Trevino and husband, Eric, Andrea Lopez, Roland Lopez Jr., Jesse Cervantez and wife, Sandra, Kayla Gomez, Ramiro Lopez Jr., Isa Lopez and Andrew Lopez; 18 great-grandchildren, Devin Mercado, Caleb Cortes, Damien Lopez, Uriel Rangel Jr., Nathan Hoahwah, Shelby Puente, Sarai De La Cruz, Jada Lopez, Jaden Lopez, Jaren Lopez, Dakotalee Davis, Cain Davis, Allisandra Lopez, Milah Trevino, Liliana Martinez, Ariana Martinez, Dominic Cervantez and Evelynn Cervantez; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Raul Lopez Jr.; one brother, Edmundo Almendarez; and three sisters, Aurora Garza, Alicia Cuellar and Amparo Aviles. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Pallbearers will be Marshall Lee Gomez, Raul Cortes, Edson Cortes, Ramiro Lopez Jr., Rolando Lopez Jr. and Damien Lopez. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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