ALTON – Geronimo Lopez, 94, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at home in Alton. Geronimo was born May 29, 1920 in Mission, Texas. He is the son of the late Francisco and the late Victoria (Villarreal) Lopez.
He is survived by his sons, Miguel Lopez of Mission, Francisco Lopez of Rockport, Geronimo Lopez, Jr. of Rockport and Jose Candelario Lopez of Mission; daughters, Yolanda Salazar of Cleveland, Olivia Peña of Mission, Ernestina Santoyo of Mission and Dominga Rivera of Dallas; one brother, Leonel Lopez of Weslaco; 30 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Villarreal Lopez; daughters, Rebecca Lopez and Juanita Mora; son; Victor Lopez; a grandson, Luis Lopez; and a granddaughter, Jessica Rubi Peña.
A mass was held Monday, April 27, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.