Paulo M. Lopez, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Paulo was born Feb. 13, 1931 in Rocksprings, Texas. He married Ysabel Gomez on March 4, 1948 in Sweetwater, Texas. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He worked for U.S. G. for forty years as a production operator before retiring.
Survivors include one daughter – Nellie Gonzales and husband Salvador of Sweetwater, Texas; three sons – Juan Lopez of Sweetwater, TX, Jimmy Lopez and wife Mary of Lubbock, TX, and Paul Lopez and wife Susie from Stephenville, Texas; one brother – Manuel Lopez and wife Anita, Sisters – Inez Gongora of Abilene, TX, Ofema Gauna and husband Luis, Frances Gutierrez and Maria Alvera; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Maria Acuna. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 12,2010 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Juan and Juliaeo Lopez, wife, Ysabel Lopez, one brother – Pete Lopez, sister – Margaret Gomez and a friend – ConnieGarcia.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Gonzales, Justin Gonzales, James Gonzales, James Lopez, Tristan Lopez, and Pete Joe Gomez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cornelio Mendez, Artie Gonzales, Jacob Hernandez, Matthew Gonzales, Bear Gonzales, Noah Gonzales, Calixto Mendez, Cory Mendez, Bubba Gonzales, Bo Gonzales, and Nico Gonzales.
Services are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.