Edith M. Lopez

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Funeral services for Edith Lopez, 84 year old Buffalo resident who passed away late Saturday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo will be held Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson officiating. A vigil service will be held and the Rosary recited on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from the funeral home on Friday from 1:00p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with the American Legion and VFW in charge of military graveside rites. Donations in Mrs. Lopez’s memory may be made to the Amit Holt Care Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhom.com
Edith Marie Lopez was born on February 21, 1932 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Leo and Mary Tass. Her family had lived on the Klondike Ranch South of Buffalo since 1919 and Edith grew up in Buffalo where she graduated from Johnson County High School with the class of 1950. After high school she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in North Carolina and Pearl Harbor Hawaii. While in Hawaii she met John A. Lopez, who was also in the Marines, and they were married in Hawaii on September 25, 1952. After the service they moved back to Buffalo where they owned and operated Johnny’s Texaco on Main Street. In the early 1970’s they owned and operated J and J Auto Repair in Buffalo. Mr. Lopez passed away in March of 1972 and Edith and her family continued living at the family home on High Street in Buffalo. Edith was a ranch cook and cooked for Paradise Guest Ranch, the Padlock Ranch, the Klondike Ranch and various hunting camps. She was a rural mail carrier for several years, and worked at various other jobs until her health forced her to retire. She had been a resident of the Amie Holt Care Center for the past three months.
She is a member of the American Legion, the Eagles Lodge and a local U.S. Marine Corps Veteran’s group. She was the local secretary for the Wyoming Guides and Outfitters. She was an avid bowler enjoyed crafts, quilting and knitted Christmas gifts for local children.
She is survived by three sons, Mark Lopez and his wife Julie of Arvada, Lance Lopez and his wife Sherry of Buffalo and James Lopez and his wife Kellie also of Buffalo; two daughters, Patricia Lawrence and her husband Jim of Casper and Annetta Whittington and her husband Gary of El Paso, Texas; one brother Richard Tass of Buffalo; one sister Alice Shelton of Buffalo; fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, one son, one daughter and one grandson.