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Marjorie Elizabeth Lopez

November 7, 1923 — August 30, 2015

Marjorie Elizabeth Beha Lopez died peacefully on Sunday August 30, 2015 with family by her side. She was the oldest of four children born November 7, 1923 in West Leyden NY. She graduated from Cornell University where she met her husband, Robert Lopez. They relocated to Westport NY, determined to establish a veterinary practice and have a large family. They succeeded in both.
While raising her ever-growing family and assisting with the veterinary practice, Marjorie supervised the local SPCA, which was founded by her and Doc; she was the president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and an active High Peaks Audubon, Democratic
Party and Garden Club member. She was an avid cross country skier, sang and played piano, was a voracious reader and crossword lover to her very last days. Twelve of her fourteen children were born at home, with Bob in attendance for most of the births. Marjorie’s home was always welcoming with her twinkling bright blue eyes, fresh baked goods, stimulating conversation, and acceptance for all.
Marjorie was the mother of 14 children, 29 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Robert, son James Lopez, daughter Kristen Lopez, her brother George and sister Ruth. She is survived by 12 children; Maureen Fernandez of Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jan Fellows of Salem, Mass., Steven Lopez of Westchester, NY, Thomas Lopez of Wellsville, NY, Martha Lopez Chubb of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dan Lopez of Miramar Beach, Florida, Tresa Lopez of Corning, NY, Susan Allott of Elizabethtown, NY, Anthony Lopes of Buffalo, NY, Lori Myers of Burlington, VT, Matthew Lopes of Chicago, Illinois, and Kate Lopez of Burlington, Vt. , along with their families, her grandchildren, and her brother Charles Beha of West Leyden, NY. The family wishes to acknowledge our unofficial 15th sibling, James West, of San Diego, Calif. and Tammy Hoskins, a caring neighbor who provided comfort for her during her last days.
Calling hours are Thursday, September 3, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Marvin-Heald Funeral Home at 7521 Court Street in Elizabethtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 4 at 10:00 am at St. Philip Neri Church in Westport. Burial will follow the service in the parish cemetery. Donations can be made to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary for the Doc Lopez Run for Health benefit.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Heald Funeral Home, Inc. - Elizabethtown

6603 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993

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