Lupe “Lapi” Fierros Sotelo, 89, our beloved mother was called home unexpectedly on April 19, 2021. She lived a long, beautiful life and was loved deeply by all who knew her. She was the matriarch of the family and her life revolved around them. She was a wonderful cook, sharing her love by feeding all who crossed her path. Her days were often spent chatting on the phone with family, gardening and watching her novelas. We will miss you momma forever until we see you again.
She was one of 19 children and was preceded in death by her parents, Braulio and Angelita Fierros, husband Fernando S. Sotelo, and later in life, her companion of 30 years, Andrew Avila and 12 siblings. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Linda (Danny) Salgado, Margie (Cipriano) Barron, Fred (Stella), Nancy (Barney) Hodge, Mark (Patti), Carlos (Diane), Irma (Abe) Gordoa, and Lionel (Natalie), 30 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and 6 siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 909 S 1st Ave. Visitation 9:30 am, Rosary 10:30 am, Mass 11:00 am. Interment following Church services at St Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St. Reception to follow at American Legion Post 41, 715 S 2nd Ave. Masks will be required.