Merced Castro Lopez, 89, of Fort Stockton, Texas, entered into eternal life on January 22, 2022.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will celebrate at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend.
Merced was born on September 24,1932, in Sanderson, Texas, to Salvador and Senaida Castro. She attended school in Sanderson, Texas. On August 2,1946, Merced married Isauro E. Lopez in Sanderson, Texas. Merced and Isauro then made their home in Fort Stockton, Texas where they had three children, Roman (Sonny), Monica and Carlos.
Merced is survived by her children Roman C. Lopez (Sonny) and wife Sara, Monica L. Guzman, and Carlos C. Lopez and wife Martha,11 grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Salvador and Senaida Castro, husband Isauro E. Lopez (Jimmy), brothers Miguel Barrera, Mariano Castro, Salvador Castro, Jr. sisters Irene Rubio, Mariana Langford and son-in-law Alfredo Guzman.
Merced enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, completing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. In her younger years, Merced was active member of the Guadalupanas Society of the Catholic Church. She was very family oriented and cared deeply for all her family members. Her house was always open to anyone.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Frankie Muniz, Jr, Alexus Quintana, Jazmine Guzman, Lorain Benavidez, Baldemar Lopez and Israel Benavides.
The family of Merced Lopez would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Mallik, PCMH Home Health and Hospice for their compassion and caring hands and to the Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend.