McAllen ~ Sofia Soto Lopez, Age 83, was called to be with the Lord on Friday, October 8, 2021 in Edinburg, Texas surrounded by her husband and children. She was born on April 1, 1938 in McAllen, the daughter of Eusebio and Felipa Soto. Sofia lived all her life in the Rio Grande Valley and was a successful cosmetologist and business woman for over 30 years.
She was very involved with the Easter Seals Helping Hands Club in McAllen, a member of the OPLH Church choir for 14 years, a member of Alvarez Elementary PTA, involved with the Boys and Girls Boys Club in McAllen, and a member of the COPA M Club for over a decade. She was also very involved with the McAllen High School football and band booster clubs. She received the McHi Football Defense and Offense Award for her dedication to the McHi football booster club in 1984. Sofia was committed to her family and was a great cook with the best menudo, enjoyed entertaining, socializing with friends and loved going to all parties for any age.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Casimiro (Casey) Lopez, Jr.; her daughters, Melissa (Juan) Jalomo, Cynthia (Trino) Diaz, Sons, Casimiro (Basilia) Lopez III, Carlos Lopez, and Chris Eduardo Lopez. She is also survived by her sister, Eulalia Torres, and brother, Daniel Soto. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Niki, David, Robert, Victoria, Charlie, Michael, Vanessa, Isabella, and Lorenzo, and is preceded in death by her grandbaby Samantha.
Sofia will be remembered as a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. May God grant her eternal rest.
Visitation will be held at Rivera Funeral Home from 9:30-10:30 am Thursday, October 14, 2021. A Chapel service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen. Interment will follow at Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 pm in Mission. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.
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