DEERFIELD — Natalia “Nettie” Lopez, 90, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.
She was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Dodge City to Emidio and Petra (Seguda) Moreno.
She grew up south of Dodge City in a place known as Mexican Village, where she worked at a cleaners.
On March 5, 1957, she married Ralph Lopez at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City.
They lived in Deerfield, where she was a stay-at-home mom. When her children grew up, she started cleaning at the United Methodist Church and at Santa Fe Motors. She then worked at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin until her retirement at age 62.
After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and also enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Lopez, of the home; six children, Fatima “Tina” and husband Joe Gonzales of Garden City, Daniel and wife Santa Anna Lopez of Garden City, Beatrice and husband Kevin Novack of Deerfield, Raymond and wife Cristy Lopez of Garden City, Cecilia “Sissy” and husband Leslie Davis of Deerfield, and Allan Lopez of Deerfield; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gregory Lopez; a grandson, Scott Gonzales; a great-granddaughter, Raelyn Maddux; and five sisters, Lupe Guillen, Blanch Gonzales, Snow Sandoval, Pilar Sandoval and Raquel Moreno.
A vigil service and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakin. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Deerfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin.
The family suggests memorials be given to Christ The King Catholic Church, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., P.O. Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.