Jovita Fuentes Lopez

  • Born: February 24, 1924
  • Died: August 9, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jovita F. Lopez passed away peacefully on August 9, 2019. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 24, 1924 and graduated from Fox Tech High School, and received an A.A. from San Antonio Jr. College.

She is preceded in death by her husband, David C. Lopez. She is survived by her four children, Elizabeth Lopez (Frederick Sauer), David C. Lopez Jr. (Cynthia), Michael P. Lopez (Sherry Callahan), and Martha L. Aki (Ron – deceased); half-sister, Lupe Witt; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her proudest and most lasting legacy, though, are her nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart.

At the center of her life was her love and dedication to her faith and church. She was born and baptized into La Trinidad UMC, and later became part of Jefferson UMC and Coker UMC. She was extremely active with her husband David in all three of her faith communities where she taught Sunday school for many years, was part of United Methodist Women, adult Sunday school classes, served on many committees, and senior adults. She was a dedicated "professional" church volunteer! She had an incredible sense of humor, was an amazing cook, and her home was always open to family and friends when she wasn't at church!

She also was so proud to be a part of her historical Idar family, having been named and cared for in her early years by her Aunt Jovita Idar. It was such a proud moment for her when the State of Texas honored her Aunt Jovita and her Idar family gathered together.

The family wants to thank the incredible staff at Independence Hill Assisted Living, who cared for her in ways too many to name, Dr. Bradley Kayser, who cared for her for over 30 years, and the staff at Kindred Hospice who embraced her in her last days. We will be forever grateful.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. at Porter Loring North.

1:30 P.M.

A private burial will be held at Fort Sam Houston at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks consideration of a contribution to Independence Hill Assisted Living, Coker UMC Senior Adults, La Trinidad UMC, or Kindred Hospice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were saddened to learn of Jo's recent passing. She was such an inspiration to those around her! When my mother moved to Independence Hill Independent Living, Jo was one of the first to welcome her & ask Mom to join her & others at the Big Band Dance. When Mom moved up to Assisted Living last year, Jo was again there to welcome Mom & make sure she was welcome at all the events! Thank you for blessing us with your presence, Jo. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless your wonderful family.

Posted by Alice & Jack Hufnagle - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   August 27, 2019

Sending our love and deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mother. What an amazing legacy she has left. May you be comforted by these wonderful memories and in knowing her love with remain forever in your heart. Blessings to you and your family in your grief.

Posted by Patricia and Jerry Hrabe - Rochester, MN - Friend   August 14, 2019

We , the daughters of Noemi García who is a current resident of Independence Hill Assisted Living will be forever blessed in knowing Jo! I ,Maria ,especially, will miss Jo tremendously and I will continue to serenade her with song for she brought joy into my life with her humor and love!
Jo we will see you in all the ole familiar places!
God bless your gracious family for sharing your life with us! We pray Our Heavenly Father give them strength to continue on this journey without you until we all will meet again in glory praising Him with many songs of Thanksgiving!

Posted by Maria Delagarza - San Antonio, TX   August 14, 2019

Jo was such a special lady. She had a special place in the heart of my husband, Rodney Williams... and in mine...and in the hearts of all who knew her.

Posted by Belva Williams - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   August 13, 2019

I have very fond memories of Jo and David. When I joined Coker UMC, she and David were assigned as our Shepherd couple and they took Carl and I to dinner at Boccaccios on Blanco as a welcome and to get to know us better. It was Coker's way of making newcomers feel welcome and have someone to go to with questions. David also did our taxes for a number of years. Jo loved our little Papillons and always wanted me to bring them with me when I went to visit. We have missed her bright smile at Questors since she moved to Independence Hill. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Teri Dykman - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 12, 2019

Prayers for the family. I will miss her however
know that she's in a better place with no pain.
Will miss her phone calls and her singing. God Bless.

Posted by Lupe Witt - La Puente, CA   August 11, 2019

Posted by Lupe Witt - La Puente, CA   August 11, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family I'm Lola s daughter Patsy I'm so glad I was able to see Jovita last year she will be missed love Patsy Molina God Bless

Posted by Patsy Molina - La puente, CA - Family   August 11, 2019

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