Alma Gloria Garcia Lopez, 92, went to be with the Lord, Friday, March 6, 2015. She was born October 17, 1922 in Benavides and died from natural causes.

She graduated Salutatorian in 1942 from Benavides High School in Benavides, Texas. She attended Business College in San Antonio, Texas where she graduated with a Business Degree.

Alma was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. She was a loving housewife, mother, and grandmother. All who knew her felt that she was an Angel here on Earth especially for them. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

Alma was very proud of her roots being a direct descendent of Bernado Gutierrez de Lara. She researched with several members of the family for many years. She also made the connection that her son-in-law Jorge Carlos Flores is also a descendent of Gutierrez de Lara. Her love of reading continued until the end devoting many hours to investigating materials brought to her about her great great great grandfather.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Fidel Lopez of San Diego, Texas and later a resident of Loma Alta Community and her parents, Octavio Gutierrez Garcia and Herlinda Oliveira Garcia of Benavides, Texas. Also preceding her was a son-in-law, Pete Trevino of Falfurrias, Texas.

She is survived by her children, Fidel E. Lopez of San Diego, Texas and now of Loma Alta Community; Nelma E. Lopez Trevino of San Diego, Texas and Gloria “Gigi” E. Lopez (Jorge) Flores of Zapata, Texas and now of Laredo, Texas. Two grandchildren, Nicole Yvette Trevino of San Antonio, Texas and Jorge Carlos Flores, Jr. of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by one brother, Luis Garcia of Benavides, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Interment will follow at the family plot at the Lopez Cemetery in Loma Alta Community.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home.