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Shaya Lopez

November 24, 1941 — October 1, 2022


Shaya Lopez


Shaya Lopez, born November 24, 1941, passed away on October 1, 2022. Shaya retired from the State of New Mexico. She loved the outdoors, gardening and most of all loved fishing at the lakes. She also liked shopping and trying her luck at the local casinos.

Shaya was preceded in death by her parents Benito and Tita Espinoza, her son George Lopez, sister and brother-in-law Annie and Bill Mendoza, brother-in-law Gene Lopez, and sister-in-law Betty Lou Espinoza.

Shaya is survived by her children, son Ben Lopez (Leann), daughters Deborah Archuleta, Velvet Money, and Crystal Gonzales (Jonathan); grandchildren Tony Valdez (Christy), Jenna Money (Dee), Shaya Anne Martinez, Ricky Chavez (Jerrica), Renee Money, Michael Money (Jaylyn), Ruby Lopez, Zachary Gonzales (Lorisa), and Myriah Gonzales, as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Siblings Rosina Lopez, Robert Espinoza, and Ambrosio Espinoza.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Gonzales, Randy Gonzales, Tony Valdez, Ricky Chavez, Dee Martinez and Terrance Sanchez.

Honorary Pallbearers will be all her other grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The rosary will be on Saturday October 8th at 10am at Holy Cross Church and the Mass will be at 11am at Holy Cross Church, and a private burial will take place at a later time.

The family of Shaya Lopez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Devargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.  (505) 747-7477  

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