Bernie M. Lopez, 1935-2008, formerly of Minturn
Minturn, CO Colorado
MINTURN, Colorado ” Bernie M. Lopez, a longtime resident of Minturn, Colorado, passed away Friday in Longmont. She was 73.
Bernie was born Jan. 6, 1935, in Rodarte, N.M., to Clemente and Regina Meastes. Bernie enjoyed having her family and friends around her and eating a homemade meal. She enjoyed talking on the phone, shopping, going to garage sales and going to church when she could. Bernie would like to sneak sweets when nobody was looking. She loved her sweets.
Bernie, at the age of 18, married Estevan M. Lopez on Aug. 15, 1953, in Taos, N.M. They had 13 kids. She lived in Minturn for more than 50 years.
Bernie leaves behind a brother, Benito Meastes; a sister, Fedelina Mondragon; and six children, Max (Deelilia) Lopez, Diana Lopez (Rudy) Frausto, Robert (Sandra) Lopez, Jane (Marc) Silver, John Lopez and Patsy (Randy) Quintana.
Bernie went to reunite in heaven with her husband, Estevan M. Lopez, and children Carlene, Clay, Joe, Estevan Jr., Regina and Joe Lopez.
Bernie had 14 grandchildren: Maxine and Matthew Lopez; B.J., Rudy Jr. and Carlene Frausto; Erica, Estevan, Casey and Robbie Lopez; Bryan, Brandon and Sara Silver; Shannon (Luis) Ortiz; and Randi Quintana.
Bernie also had eight great-grandchildren: Christopher Lopez, Marc-Anthony Vazquez, Diana and Michael Jimenez, Andres Lopez, Danny Gallegos and Analeigh and Jaylenn Ortiz.
Bernie Lopez will be missed and remembered by loved ones and friends. You will always be in our hearts. We love you.
The viewing services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 7 a.m. Burial services are Thursday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. Both services are at the New Life Assembly of God at 480 Nottingham Road in Avon.