Gloria Ann Lopez

Gloria Ann Lopez

Refugio County Commissioner Gloria Ann Lopez passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Lubbock with her four sisters beside her. 

Born on Oct. 8, 1944, in Refugio, she was the oldest daughter of Max and Minnie Lopez, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her four sisters: Dianne  (Richard) Cardiel, Lorraine Lopez, Cynthia Fernandez and Maxine Lopez. 

She loved her nieces and nephews; Jeffery (Danette) Rodriguez, Jennifer (Justin) Tigrett, David (Priscilla) Cardiel, Toni Cardiel and Arturo Fernandez. She also loved her grand nieces and nephews; Peyton Rodriguez, Jillian Tigrett, Joshua Tigrett, Derek Cardiel, Max Cardiel, Dontae Fernandez and Brooke Fernandez. 

Ann will be remembered for her joyful spirit and endless love for her family. She was a true public servant with accomplishments as a teacher, a professor, an administrator and county commissioner. Most of all she devoutly served her Catholic faith as a servant of God. Her lifelong generosity, integrity and concern for her community will always be remembered.

The Holy Rosary and visitation will be at Moore Funeral Home in Refugio on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be at St. Therese Catholic Church in Woodsboro on Friday, Nov. 8, at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Justin Tigrett, Joshua Tigrett, Jeffery Rodriguez, Arturo Fernandez, Dontae Fernandez, David Cardiel, Derek Cardiel, and Max Cardiel. Honorary pallbearers are County Judge Bobby Blaschke and County Commissioners; Stanley Tuttle, precinct 2; Gary Bourland precinct 3; and Blaine Wolfshohl precinct 4. 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Inc. 402 South Alamo Street; Refugio, Texas 78377 (361)526-4334

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Chief Jaramillo

Around October 2005 I was hired as security supervisor for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. I didn't know anyone on campus and I did not know my way around the campus. So, I began working all the different shifts in order to familiarize myself with the campus and the people. Late one night I was in my office when the dispatcher told me he was going to dispatch the security officer on patrol to go provide a courtesy/security escort for a faculty member from her building to her vehicle in the parking lot. I told the dispatcher I'd go do it. I arrived just seconds before the faculty member walked out of the building. She asked me if I was a new security officer as she had never seen me before. I introduced myself and was a bit shocked when she said she knew me, she knew my sister, she had known my parents and knew I had grown up in Bayside. Once she told me who she was, I realized exactly who she was, that we had Woodsboro in common and I also knew her family. Wow, what a small world. We had a very nice conversation before she went on her way. For the next several years until she retired, it was always a pleasure running into Dr. Ann Lopez (that is what everyone called her... always "Dr. Ann" or "Dr. Ann Lopez". She always had a smile on her face. She always had something nice to say. She was always on top of the world. Even though she was quite a prominent faculty member and department head, she was always down to earth. Anytime she walked about the campus, she'd go out of her way to say hello to students, other faculty, grounds keepers, custodians and anyone else she came across. It will now be even a smaller world without Dr. Ann Lopez. She was a beautiful human being and will be an even more beautiful angel.

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