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Obituary for Margaret S Lopez

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Margaret S Lopez

March 3, 1934 - November 8, 2012

Margaret S. Lopez was born in Merino, Colorado on March 3, 1934 to Belen and Simon Saldivar. Our dear mother, wife and friend left this world on Thursday, November 8, 2012. In 1954 she married our father, Innocencio R. Lopez and together they had 8 wonderful children who dad calls his unforgettable memories. Mom dedicated 46 years of service to St. Benedicts/Ogden Regional hospital. During her employment she made friends for life. Mom received a Humanitarian Award for her love and dedication to housekeeping. She unwillingly retired in January of 2011 due to health issues. Mom was a special friend to many but most of all she was very, very special to her family. None of us will ever forget her feistiness that enabled her to raise 6 grandchildren while working full-time. Mom had a deep and abiding love for all of her loved ones. Our mother served her loved ones throughout her life. None of us will ever forget her planning and preparing for family activities, these included: Peach Days at Brigham City, Catholic Day at Lagoon, Shopping, Parades and going to Nebraska. Mom always had a meal for anyone and everyone and was able to prepare it within minutes. Mom was a fantastic cook and very giving. She is survived by her husband and 5 children: Connie Chavez (Fred), Virginia Migliore-Padgett (Bob), Elaine Busk (Mark), Julianna Bustos-Rocha-Lopez, Paul James Lopez (Lainie); 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her 4 sisters and one brother: Geneieve Perez, 89, Lina Aragon, 83, Celia Sanchez, 80, Carrie Vigil, 74 and Steve Saldivar, 70. She was preceded in death by 3 sons, Carl, Anthony and John Mary Lopez and 1 great grandson, Devin Scott Lopez, and 2 sisters, Marcelina Seja and Rosie Hernandez. Holy Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd, with Father Eric officiating. Graveside services will follow at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street. Family and friends are welcome to join us in a celebration of mom’s life at a gathering immediately following the graveside services at St. James Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Megan Grunander, Dr. Robert Ziegler, Judy, all of the Medical staff, her housekeeping friends, Mike Leavitt and the staff at Leavitt’s Mortuary, who cared for her and went above and beyond the call of duty. To those who wish, donations may be made to the family in care of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Please send us your condolences and a memory at



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Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 3, 1934
Died: November 8, 2012

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Consuelo posted on 11/20/12

Mama, cuando escucha a esta cancion, Las Palabras son cierto....No Hay Ojos Mas Lindos Que Los Ojos De Mi Mama...."Hay unos ojos que si me miran, Hacen que mi alma tiemble de amor, Son unos ojos tan primorosos, Ojos mas lindos no he visto yo. Ay quien pudiera mirarse en ellos, Ay quien pudiera besarlos mas, Gozando siempre de sus destellos, Y no olvidarlos nunca jamas. Y todos dicen que no te quiero, Que no te adoro con frenesi, Y yo les digo que mienten, mienten, Que hasta la vida daria por ti....


virginia posted on 11/19/12

Mom, i luv u and i already miss you. It will be very difficult spending the holidays without you this year. You are the one that put sparkle into every holiday. The lights will shine very bright in heaven with you there, i know. I feel very numb and empty and only time will heal that. But there will never be a moment that i won't be thinking of you because your love is and will be forever in my heart. I'm not afraid to die now because i know you will be there waiting. i love you my beautiful mom!!!


olivia fuchs posted on 11/18/12

great grandma i meant to say that i am your grand daughter i love you so much olivia


olivia fuchs posted on 11/18/12

great grandma Lopez i love you and miss you so much i remember when i always came to visit you to see how you are doing.I'm sorry i could not say bye to you but now i always would come to your funeral. love, olivia


Madeline McDonald posted on 11/16/12

It was an honor to know both Margaret & Eno. Our thoughts are with you.


mary ann Gibson posted on 11/16/12

I so enjoyed working with your mom I worked 20 years in Labor and Delivery where margaret worked and you never had to check a room over when margaret cleaned it. she was amazing, and such a kind lady it was fun to hear about her grandchildren she was raising, she was so proud of them as well as her chidren God bless your family as you remember the wonderful memories she leaves in all our hearts; I loved your mom and will miss her smile. Eeven though I have been retired for 10 years, when ever I would see her she always had a smile and a great hello for me. thanks for sharing her all these years sincerely her friend mary ann


Mandy Lopez posted on 11/16/12

Grandma Lopez oh how you will be so missed. You have always treated me as your own. It is a honor to be apart of your family. I know our son is resting in your arms and you are taking wonderful care of him, just like you have done for your whole family. You have touched so many life's and hearts. We will love and miss you always!


Jerry Puente posted on 11/16/12

To The Lopez family, Your Mother ws an amazing person. I remember when my mother died her and your father were there and led everyone in a song that I will never forget as long as I live. I was blessed to get to know her and Clix through my friendship with Virginia. Virginia I am sorry for your loss. God Bless.


Clarence posted on 11/16/12

Bunchie, I did not, or never imagined I would miss you so! much. Four and half months short of living 60 years together, is nothing to shake a stick at. All our children always told me and even you! that you were mean. But you're not mean, you was tough. General Patton - had nothing on you. You was Meticulous, so much that if there is anything not right in Heaven, you will make it right! You will always be in my My Heart, Bunchie!!!!!!, Dad Clarence, to you.......


Verly Busk posted on 11/16/12

Mom, I am at peace knowing that you are now resting and in the comfort of our Lord Jesus. Mom, thank you for raising me and ensuring that all my needs were met. I will miss you so much mom. Please know that we will take care of dad. Dad, Joseph and I went to our house yesterday on 22nd Street. The home where I was raised; the home where you and dad lived for 30 years. So many memories in that home. I will never forget how special you made every Christmas. To this day mom, I have never tasted tortillas like yours; they were the best!!!! Mom, you will be missed by so many people who truly love you. Mom, may you rest in peace. I love you with all my heart!!!!!! Your Daughter Elaine.


Beverly (Aragon) Martinez posted on 11/15/12

HISo sorry to here about your mom, my auntie. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. She looks so much like her mom(grandma). I didn't realize that her and I had the same birth date.R.I.PAuntie!!!Love You


CORINA SALDIVAR & FAMILY posted on 11/15/12

Dear Margaret & Family,I will miss you so much this Fourth of July, I loved it so much when you all come down it will not be the same. I will cherish those memories we have every year. To my family my prayers go out to you at this hard time I love you, sorry we can not be there with you. Just remember to be there for each other and have faith in God, he will hear you and get you through these hard times.


Sherry Kay Erickson posted on 11/15/12

Connie and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I will neverforget you when my mom passed away. You are a dear daughter and I know of your love for your mom.May God bless you at this time.Families are Forever.Please contact me 239-682-2619I would love to hear from you.Love,Sherry Kay


Amelia Zepeda posted on 11/15/12

Elaine, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know how it feels not to have your blessed mother with you. May God bless you and your family in this difficult time. May He comfort you and give you the peace in your heart to know that she is with Him and you'll be reunited some day.Love you, Amelia


terry mansfield posted on 11/15/12

my heart felt condolences go out to all for their lossand I am very sorry Elaine let me know if you need anything. Terry


GRACE SOLIS posted on 11/15/12



The Saldivar Family posted on 11/14/12

Dear Aunt Margaret, it was such a pleasure to have met you. You are a very amazing woman and we all know you are in a better place no longer suffering. One of the memories that we will all hold close to our hearts is seeing you and your wonderful family on the Fourth of July, we will miss you. May god be with you on your journey home to heaven, may you eternally rest in paradise.


ashlee bustos posted on 11/14/12

I just want to say how much we LOVE an MISS our amazing beautiful grandma she was the heart to our family always taking care of all her great grandkids grandkids an her family my memory of my grandma is when i gave birth to my daughter she never left my side in the hospital always stayed there with me an all the holidays brings lits of memorys back me mario an jazzilyn will never forget you an you will always have a place in our hearts


Judy Nickens posted on 11/13/12

To the Lopez family, thank you so much for letting me part of your family, i don't think i have ever met a family with such big hearts! mama lopez was such a beautiful women. i really enjoyed our talk the night i sat with her at the hospital. she told me how much she loves each of you and how proud she was of each and everyone of you. i pray for God's peace on all of you! i really do love you all.Judy