Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Juanita S. Lopez, 74, of Troy and formerly of Celina, passed away at 8:49 a.m. July 31, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born May 1, 1939, in Crystal City, Texas, to Jose and Michaela Botello Samaniego.
She is survived by her sons, James (Kathy) Thomas of Maryland, Patrick (Debbie) Thomas of Stewart, Jon Thomas of Gettysburg and Michael (Julie) Thomas of St. Marys; daughters, Pamela (James) Carr of Celina, Tina (Roy) Lickteig of Celina, Mary (Matt) Fortkamp of Celina and Deliha Kremer of Celina; 48 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger (VyVyonna) Samaniego of Coldwater, Ray (Susan) Samaniego of Ocala, Fla., Mario (Ruby) Samaniego of Ocala, Fla., Robert (Toni) Samaniego of Crystal City, Texas, and Barb Samaniego of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Ernesto Trevino of Crystal City, Texas; and a very dear friend, Orlando Valtierra.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Geraldine Thomas, Roxann Thomas, Rebecca McMahon and Michaela Berry; brothers, Albert Samaniego, Joe Samaniego and Juan Samaniego; and her sister, Conseulo Trevino.
She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Celina in 1957. She formerly taught English in Celina and was a translator in the Celina area. She retired in 2008 from Con Agra Foods in Troy. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. Kenneth G. Alt officiating.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mercer County Home in Celina.
Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.