A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Ballard Chapel for Antonia Lopez, 78, who passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Roswell. Deacon Ernesto Martinez of St. John’s Catholic Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 12 to 6 p.m.
Antonia was born November 1, 1934, in Georgetown, TX, to Antonio Rodriguez and Magdalena Torrez. Antonia was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her son, Ray Vasquez.
Those left to cherish Antonia’s memory are: Thomas “T.J.” Vasquez, of Ottumwa, IA, Rose Mary Dragon, of Albuquerque, NM, David Vasquez and his wife, Chris, of Albuquerque, Beatrice Silva, of Roswell, Michael Vasquez and his wife, Gwen, of Roswell, Patrica Chacara and husband, Carlos, of Tucson, AZ, Anthony Vasquez and his girlfriend, Mercedes, of Roswell, Daniel Vasquez, of Lansing, MI; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren.
“Gone in Presence”
We all lost a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a great-great-grandmother and a friend. Antonia may have left this world but never our hearts. She will always be in our memories; she will always be with us in all the little things we do. She will always be there to share the laughter, the cries and the troubles. Until we are reunited again in Heaven, Grandma you will always be in our prayers and our answers through faith…Gone in Presence but never from our hearts…Love your grandson, John.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.