Tim J. Lopez

By The Raton Range staff

The Raton Range of Raton, New Mexico

Tim J. Lopez, 50, of South Gate, Calif., passed away Jan. 19, 2010, at home after an 11-year battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 29, 1959, in Sun Valley, Calif., to Filadelfio Lopez and Vita Martinez Lopez.

Tim was a lover of life and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a former resident of Raton.

He was preceded in death by his mother Vita Lopez, his brother Phil (Bones) Lopez and nephew Bobby Martinez.

He is survived by his spouse Linda Rivera Lopez of the home; sons Tim Lopez Jr., Geronimo Lopez and Michal Lopez of the home; his father Filadelfio Lopez of Pueblo, Colo.; brother Bob (Josie) Martinez, Leo (Mary Lou) Lopez, all of Pueblo, Richard (Lorraine) Lopez of May wood, Calif., Gilbert (Christine) Martinez and sister Sherry (Secundino) Sisneros of Raton. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services for Tim will be held in South Gate and memorial services will be held in Raton at a later date. The family may be contacted at Linda Lopez, 9232 San Luis Ave., South Gate, CA 90280, phone 323-563-7599.

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