Lopez Sr., Fidel

Fidel Lopez Sr.
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Fidel Lopez Sr., 75, of Portales, died July 12, 2005, at his home.

He was born on April 24, 1930, in Sanderson, Texas, to Priciliana and Ramon Lopez.

He moved to Pecos, Texas, as a boy. In 1959 he moved to Portales to make his home. On Nov. 2, 1960, in Littlefield, Texas, he was married to Hermila Tarrango. He worked on area farms all of his life. He was a member of the St. Helen Catholic Church. Family members said enjoyed woodworking and carving, mostly of a western nature, such as horses and wagons. 

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Ramon Lopez Jr.; and a daughter, Estella Roberts.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Frederico Lopez (and wife, Carolyn) of Royce City, Texas, Joe Lopez of Portales and Fidel Lopez Jr. also of Portales; four daughters, Angelica Lopez de Coronado (Paul), of Lubbock, Texas, Rosa Lopez de Coronado of Lubbock, Lisa Lopez of Portales, Sandra Lopez de Flores (Lupe) of Odessa; 27 grandchildren; two great-granchildren; his mother; four brothers, Jose Lopez of Jal, Juan Lopez of Midland, Texas, Epifano Lopez of Jal, and Pedro Lopez of Midland, Texas; three sisters, Juliana Barrera of Andrews, Texas, Josepha Martinez of Jal, and Maria Fiero of Pecos, Texas.

A rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m., Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. 

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joe Lopez, Fred Lopez, Pete Lopez, Epifano Lopez, San Juan Coronado and Raymond Daniel Amalla.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.