Mercedes Martinez Lopez was born to Jesus and Virginia Lopez in Ventura, California on September 24, 1937 and passed away in Merced, California on April 20, 2014 at the age of 76.
Mercedes is survived by her husband, Jesus Lopez; sons, George Lopez, Jessie Martinez Lopez, and Paul Martinez Lopez; daughters, Stella Guzman, Mary Ellen Garcia, Esperanza Lopez, and Rosario Lopez; brothers, Tony Martinez, Robert Martinez, and Ralph Gonzalez; sisters, Theresa Araujo, Norma Gonzalez, Adela Paniwa, Mary Lopez, and Theresa Godionez; 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merced. Burial will follow at Merced District Cemetery.