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Vining Funeral Home
Saturday July 2nd, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

Vining Funeral Home
Saturday July 2nd, 2022
3:00pm

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Ray Lopez

Ray C. Lopez, of Verde Lee and a United States Army veteran, entered eternal rest Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence with his wife, Kathy, at his side. He was 71.

Ray was born in Solomon, Arizona, on July 1, 1950, to Antonio and Inocenta Lopez. He married his wife, Kathryn Phillips Lopez, on June 17, 2000. Ray worked for Phelps Dodge and retired in 2006 as a shovel operator. He enjoyed music, dancing, cooking and fishing.

Ray served his country in the United States Army. He served over 9 years, with his last overseas service being in Italy.

Ray is survived by: his wife, Kathy Lopez; his daughter, Tammy Driver (Scott Driver); his brother, Bobby Lopez (Rose Lopez); his nephew, Robert Lopez Jr.; his step-daughters, Dechael Sauls (Harvey Sauls), Ambrea Merino (Raymond Merino) and Corina Reyes (Nick Reyes); his grandchildren, Bryan Adams (Callie Adams), Jessica Adams (Zach Hammonds), Brittany Horning (Drew Horning), Kenzo Lopez, Maranda Driver, Esperanza Sauls, Jose Sauls, Samuel Sauls, Elias Sauls, Miranda Malvido, Tajma Malvido, Anthony Gurtler, Mialma Reyes and Santos Reyes; his great-grandkids, Ashby Lee Adams, Chase Hammonds, Makayla Driver, Karmen Beasley, Khloe Hall and Mateo Benicio.

Ray was predeceased by: his parents, Antonio and Inocenta Lopez; his son, Ray Lopez; and his brother, Tony Lopez.

Funeral services for Ray will be conducted Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley." Military honors will be conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans Honor Guard.

Family will receive friends Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

A gathering and luncheon has been scheduled for 4:00 p.m., at the VFW located at 3481 W. 8th Street, Thatcher, AZ 85552.


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Nick Reyes Jul 1 2022 6:48 AM

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Roberta Basteen Jul 1 2022 12:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Lopez

Patrick Chavez Jun 30 2022 9:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Lopez

Rosie Garcia Jun 29 2022 9:09 PM

My condolences to the Lopez Family, and his brother Bob. Have good memories of growing up in San Jose. Our families were very close. He will be greatly missed.

MaryLou McKinney (Cervantez) Jun 28 2022 11:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Lopez

Patricia A. Fontaine Jun 27 2022 11:41 AM

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Deanna Jun 24 2022 6:34 PM

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Tammy Driver Jun 23 2022 11:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Lopez

Toby Ward Jun 23 2022 10:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Lopez

Richard Romero Jun 23 2022 8:48 AM

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