for Fernando Lopez, 55, Wilder, who died Saturday at a
Caldwell nursing home will be recited at 6:30 p.m., Monday
at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale by Father Mel Sprute of
St. Hubert's Catholic Church, Homedale.
Mass of the
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday
at St. Hubert's Catholic Church by Father Sprute.
follow at the Wilder Cemetary.
He was born on
May 30, 1920, McAllen Texas,
where was reared and educated.
He graduated from
High School (sic).
He joined the U.S.
Army and served in Korea.
After he was
discharged from the army, he attended business college in
Later he worked for
several years as a bell captain at Fairway Hotels in
He married Berta
Lopez on Sept. 22, 1959 in
Edenburg, Texas. They
moved to Wilder in 1969 and he went to work at the JR
Simplot Co., in the fall of that year.
In 1976 he became
disabled and retired.
He was a member of St. Hubert's Catholic Church,
Homedale and was a union shop stewart for the Grain Miller's Union at Simplot's.
He is survived by his wife, Wilder; three sons,
Rene Lopez, Salem Ore., Joel Lopez Auston, Texas, and
Rolando Lopez, Wilder; a daughter, Thelma Lopez, Wilder; two
bothers, Ralph and Ramiro Lopez of Witchita Kan., one
sister, Olivia Martines, McAllen, Texas; and several nieces
(sic) and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant
may call Today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Monday from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.