Lorenzo R. Lopez

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September 11, 1930 – December 9, 2017

Lorenzo R. Lopez, affectionately known as “Grandpa Lencho,” 87, of Othello, Wash. passed away Dec. 9, 2017 at Othello Community Hospital.

He was born in Clarkwood, Texas on Sept. 11, 1930. He was married to Bonefacia Garcia in the mid-1950s in Washington 5tate. They had five children and were married until his wife, Bonefacia Lopez, passed away on March 31, 2014.

Lorenzo worked as a farm laborer, and had a passion for fishing, hunting and gardening. He would grow a garden every year, and he would donate some of his vegetables to the labor camps. He was a strong-willed and caring man, and he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his children Maria de la Luz Larioz of Moses Lake, Wash., Lorenzo (Helena) Lopez Jr of Yakima, Wash., Berta Gonzalez (Octaviano Salas) of Othello, Wash., Ricardo (Sandy G) Lopez of Kent, Wash. and Bonnie (Adan) Garza Jr. of Othello, Wash. and by his siblings Calletano Lopez and Jose Lopez. He is preceded in death by Remijio Lopez, Amelia Camacho, Romana Gomez, Astacia Vasquez, Martin Lopez and Manuel Lopez. Grandpa Lencho also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren to cherish his loving memory. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonefacia G. Lopez, and parents Calletano and Luz Lopez.

Funeral arrangements will begin with a public viewing from 10:30 a.m. followed by services at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Stevens Funeral Chapel. To leave an online condolence to Lorenzo’s family, please visit our website at www.stevensfc.com.

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