Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Concepcion “Concha” Jimenez Lopez peacefully joined the lord on July 25, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bennie Lopez of 75 years, her son Arthur Lopez and grandson Joey Lopez; her parents Guadalupe and Otilia Jimenez; her 9 siblings Pedro, Juanita, Nicholas, Consuelo, Esperanza, Josephina, Raymond, Juan, and Manual. She is survived by her children Benny Lopez (Denise), Robert Lopez (Connie), Jeff Lopez, and Jeanette Aceves (Leon).
Concha has 17 grandchildren: Leonard, Elaine, Lynn, Robert Jr, Paul, Nicole, Arthur Jr, Michael, Joey, Anthony, Robby, Jeff Jr, David, Joey, Leon Jr, Leanna, and Lynette. She also has 15 great-grandchildren: Vanessa, Britney, Rieanne, Hannah, Leonard Jr, Anthony, Alexander, Aaron, Marissa, Pace, Mason, Justin, Reese, Macy, and Dylan.
Concha was born on January 2, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. She was the fifth born and the last surviving of her nine siblings. At the age of 17, she came to Moorpark to live with her brother Nicholas. She then began to work for a turkey company named Apache in Moorpark. Soon after she met Bennie, the love of her life. After just five months of dating, they were married and started their family. They remained residents of Moorpark for over 75 years. After, they moved to Arvin, where they lived their remaining 18 years. She will always be remembered for her amazing cooking, including her famous homemade tortillas, as well as her strength and honesty. She had many catchphrases like “mira mira” if you were in trouble, “no pica” if the salsa was not spicy, and would say variations of words like lipistick and micaoven. For her birthday’s, she loved to eat at Hometown Buffet, but she always called it “the buffet.” She loved to spend time with her family, watch novelas, pop bubble wrap, and people watch while sitting outside listening to music. She especially liked to go on vacation to Stateline and would spend hours playing the slot machines with Bennie. She was also very fashionable. She loved to go shopping, and get her hair and nails done. All in all, Concha was a quiet, sweet, loving, and adorable women, who will be missed always.
Services will be as follows: Viewing on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm (rosary starting at 6:00pm) at the Perez Family Funeral Home, 1347 Del Norte Rd. Camarillo. Mass will be on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the Perez Family Funeral Home at 11:00am and will be followed by a burial at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura. Everyone must come with a mask to enter.