Gloria Lopez

Obituary of Gloria Lopez

Gloria Sanchez Lopez received her wings on Monday, December 31st 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on March 13th, 1935 in Santa Monica, California. Gloria lived the remainder of her life on the central coast. She was the youngest of three children. Born to Nicholas “Tata” and Connie “Mamita” Sanchez. She is preceded in death by her husband Alfredo Lopez Sr., her Brother Ruben Sanchez and sister Alicia Rodriguez.

A true matriarch to her family, Gloria was known for her exceptional style, grace and kindness. She was a pillar of wisdom who guided those in need. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, savoring her favorite foods, shopping, reading and sharing stories about her life. She was a warrior who battled through her health challenges after being diagnosed with Luekemia in 2016. She was known by her doctors as their walking miracle patient.

Gloria is survived by her children Elsa Barrios, Leticia Rivera (Angel), Sonia Villegas (Junior), Alfred Lopez Jr., Christina Padilla (David), 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends who all adored her.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 1-9pm with a Rosary vigil at 6pm,all at Healey Mortuary 405 N. Sanborn Rd Salinas, CA  93905.

Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 10am at Sacred Heart Church 22 Stone St. Salinas, CA  93901.

Burial to follow services at the Garden of Memories Cemetery 850 Abbott St. Salinas, CA  93901.