Mary G. Lopez

Mary G. Lopez, 79, passed away on June 26, 2022 in Amarillo, TX.  Private

Mary G. Lopez
Mary G. Lopez

Services were held in Amarillo, TX under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mary was born on August 10, 1942 in Hollister, California.  Mary lived in various states initially settling in Lamesa, TX and finally making her home in Amarillo, TX in 1968.  After her move to Amarillo, she met and married Lou Lopez and they had 2 daughters.

Mary was a faithful and dedicated Catholic and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Amarillo, TX.  She worked for Levi Strauss in Amarillo, leaving only to be a full-time homemaker.  In the 1970s, you could find her on the strip at the Amarillo Dragway racing her Green 1973 Ford Maverick. She was a force to be reckoned with on the ¼ mile as she won several trophies.  She eventually left the drag strip to enjoy raising her 2 daughters, involved in their education and would volunteer at school.  She always said her favorite pictures of her girls were their graduation pictures. She was a Notre Dame Mom and became a strong Fighting Irish fan. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, participating in car shows, traveling, visiting family and friends and once she became a grandmother, she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Matias Grimaldo and Clara L. Grimaldo and her brothers Jesse, Ruben, Juan, Mathew, Andres and George and her husband Lou Lopez.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Lucy Lopez of Amarillo, TX and Linda Lopez of Amarillo, TX; two brothers Joe Grimaldo of Texas and Pablo Grimaldo of Texas; 3 grandchildren, Rey Perez, Selena Perez, and Ruben Perez of Amarillo, TX; extended grandchildren Kirsten Williams, RJ Iruegas, Cyrus Zarate, Kira Zarate, Emma Rose Zarate, and Jasper Gonzales; best friends over 54 years Lydia Zarate of Amarillo, TX and Mickey Dimas of Amarillo, TX.; several relatives and friends.

8 Replies to “Mary G. Lopez”

  1. Lucy & Linda I am So sorry to hear about your mother. She truly was a Sweet lady. May God & all his Angels welcome her home where she is now at Peace & happy with all her loved ones.

  2. To my dear cousins, I’m so sorry for your loss. On behalf of my family from Corpus Christi, TX. We send you our love and continued prayers. Rest in peace Mary. May you now be rejoicing in heaven with all our love ones gone before us.

  3. So sorry to here about Mary. She was always such a quite lady. So mello and easy going. God bless her and all her family. I know they will truly miss her.

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