A funeral liturgy for Macaria Rubio Lopez, 88, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday June 15, 2012 at the Saint Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Father Tom Kadera as the Celebrant. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, June14, 2012 at the Saint Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery.
Macaria died Monday June 11, 2012 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland.
She was born October 19, 1923 in Presidio, Texas the daughter of Donaciano and Cruz (Rodriquez) Rubio.
Macaria grew up in Presidio and Fort Stockton, Texas. She went to Catholic School instead of public school, until she had to quit school to help take care of her younger siblings and her father. She was the third of 6 siblings and she was the last of all her siblings to pass.
She met her husband in Fort Stockton and they married in 1948. In 1949 and subsequent years they had 11 children together. She was able to secure a job taking care of children at the school in Wheatland. She raised her children to be civilized and outstanding citizens, all of which have graduated from high school, some graduated from college, and all have decent jobs and raised their children.
Macaria liked growing flowers especially roses. Her role as a mother and grandmother was the most important thing to her and what she enjoyed most of all. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy.
She is survived by her children, Alicia Lopez, of Morrisville, New York, Estella Lopez (Jerry) James of Marble Falls, Texas, Rosa Lopez, of Greeley, Colorado, Alfredo R. (Alberta) Lopez of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Daniel Lopez of Laramie, Wyoming, Abel Jose â€śJoeâ€ť (Peggy) Lopez of Cheyenne, Reynaldo â€śRickâ€ť Lopez of Westminster, Colorado, Eduardo â€śEdâ€ť Lopez of Fort Collins, Colorado, LuzElena â€śSueâ€ť Lopez of Loveland, Colorado, Antonio â€śTonyâ€ť Lopez of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Raymundo â€śTomâ€ť Lopez of Wheatland; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Macaria was preceded in death by her parents, Donaciano and Cruz Rubio; sisters, Guadulape Rubio Lujan, Esparanza Rubio Lopez, and Hortenica Rubio Ruiz; brothers, Ramon Rubio and Manual Rubio; granddaughter, VaShawn B. Lopez; grandsons, Reynaldo B. Lopez and Shawn N. Lopez.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jordan Lopez, Tracy Lopez, Stoney Lopez, Justin Lopez, Brandon Lopez, Dallas Lopez, Timothy Griffin, and Casey Lopez.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Al Lopez, Dan Lopez, Joe Lopez, Rick Lopez, Ed Lopez, Tony Lopez, Tom Lopez, and Oscar Moralez
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
A memorial to the Macaria Lopez Memorial Fund in care of the Bank of the West, 611 Ninth Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman Funeral Homes â€“ Platte Chapel of Wheatland.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.gormanfh.com