Passed Away On: November 22, 2022
August 4, 1927-November 22, 2022
Born in San Pedro, California
Resided in San Juan Bautista, California
Angela “Angie” Lopez departed this earth peacefully at the home of her daughter with her children and grandchildren at her side on November 22, 2022 at the age of 95. She was born on August 4, 1927 to Rosa and Martin Perez. Angie was married to the love of her life, the late Nicholas “Nick” Lopez for over 55 years. Together they raised six children: Marie Rodriguez (deceased) Santa Maria, Ca., Rose Torres (John) Upland, Ca., Christine Magano (Angelo) Dos Palos, Ca., Bob Lopez (Laura), Patsy Patino (Joey), Stephanie Sanchez (Frank), Hollister and Frank Perez (Carmen) of San Juan Bautista. She is also survived by brother-in-law Joe Haro, sister-in-law Fidencia Candelaria of Hollister and by her 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 12 great, great, grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Angie worked for the Fairview/Tri Valley Growers for many years, was a private caregiver, and volunteered much of her free time to the Old Mission San Juan Bautista, which she deeply cherished and through which she made many lifetime friends along the way. She had a passion for reading, and enjoyed reading the San Jose Mercury News, The Chronicle, and especially The Voice. She took pleasure in riding the County bus weekly into Hollister, to go shopping at her favorite K-Mart store, Safeway, and Target. Whenever possible, Angie attended her family and friends’ functions and was forever showered with much love and affection. Angie was a very social person and was known for walking downtown San Juan Bautista every day, stopping by to greet the merchants and picking up or dropping off their mail over the years. She adored all the people of her little town. Her positive attitude and cheerful smile will be greatly missed by many. Several of us were blessed enough to have taken away cherished sentiments and advice from Angie over the years. Among some of them were, “Go ahead and have a glass or two of wine or a Blue Hawaiian” (one of her favorite drinks); “Don’t forget to laugh at yourself”; “When you can’t hear very well, just fill in the blanks,” and most of all, “Dance and be happy.”
Friends may visit Black Cooper Sander on Tuesday, December 6 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, December 7 at Mission San Juan Bautista at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow at San Juan District Cemetery. A reception will follow at the V.F.W. Hall.