Clara Lopez, 77, of Orange, died Thursday, April, 1, 2010, at Baptist Orange Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Monday with a rosary at 6:30 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange on Aug. 12, 1932, Clara was the daughter of John and Augustina (Pachuca) Lopez. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Clara retired in 1997 after 47 years working at Sabine Title Company. She was a loving and caring person who would help others before herself. Clara will be missed by everyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carmen Lopez and Ann Gilstrap; and brothers, Mike, Abe and Gilbert Lopez.
Clara is survived by her sister, Rose Lopez; brothers, Manuel, Marcelino and Roger Lopez, all of Orange, Fred Lopez of Lake Charles, La., Tony and Ben Lopez of Colorado; special niece who cared for her, Selah Benton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kennie Gilstrap, Craig Gilstrap and Raymond Reider Jr.