Anna Lopez was received by Our Lord on September 29, 2016. She was born in Tucson, AZ on November 24, 1923. Born the fourth of ten daughters to Ramon and Chonita Soto, she grew up in Tucson, married and moved to Phoenix in 1954. She raised nine children in addition to caring for countless other children in her home. She felt blessed to live across the street from St. Thomas, her church, where she devoutly attended daily Mass and participated in various parish functions as an active member of Our Lady’s Sodality, since 1957. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Connie, Mary, Celina and Sr. Mary Evelyn, her sons Andy and Tom and her grandson Tim Marshall. She is survived by her children Elaine Pohle (Ted), Diane Lopez, Rudy Lopez (Linda), Patti Hamilton, David Lopez, Terri Shaw and John Lopez, and by 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018, on Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2312 E. Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00pm. Donations in memory of Anna can be sent to The St. Vincent de Paul Society, or Hospice of the Valley.
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