She was born in Kenedy on Sept. 19, 1925 to Cecelio Lopez and Dolores “LoLa” Hernandez Lopez. She worked as both a dietary cook for Green’s Nursing Home and then later as a cook for May’s Restaurant. She was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary DeSalme of San Antonio and Cynthia (Phillip) Valderrama of Victoria; her sons, Lucio (Beatrice P.) Rodriguez of Victoria, Pedro Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, Pedro (Mary Ann) Rodriguez, Jr. of Victoria, Juan Rodriguez of Kenedy and Alejandro (Janie) Rodriguez of Kenedy and her sister, Frances Skotzko of Chicago; 105 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her five great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pedro Rodriguez, Sr.; her sons, Edward, Paul and Jesse Rodriguez; her sisters, Natalie Garcia, Luciana Lopez, LoLa Sauceda and Petra Morales and her brothers, Tommy, Pablo and Macario Lopez.
Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 8 with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 8 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy.
Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy.