MISSION – Oralia (Yayita) Lopez passed away on on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Mrs. Lopez was born in Mission on March 1, 1928. Graduating from Mission High School, at an early age she owned and operated Lopez Grocery Store. Her experience led her into other business ventures when she later opened Yoli’s shoe store in downtown Mission and went on to own and operate Villarreal’s Produce which extended throughout the Valley and Mexico. Her last endeavor was Midway Warehouse, an import/export business.
Survivors include her daughters, Alicia Guerrero and Yoli Benavides; sisters, Ofelia de Rueda and Esperanza Sandoval; and six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Delfina Lopez; brother, Raul Lopez Sr.; and sisters, Guadalupe Ramirez and Eva Ocanas.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at San Jose Cemetery.