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Mary Katherine (Price) Lopez

December 18, 1952 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Mary Lopez Obituary

Mary Katherine Lopez (nee Price), age 71 of Gary, IN passed away Friday, March 29, 2024.  She is survived by her husband, David J. Lopez; 4 children: Anthony (Cheryl) Smith, Scott (Kim) Smith, John (Wendy) Price Van Cleve and Jennifer (Bill) Cullen; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brother, James (Victoria) Price; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 19515 - 115 the Avenue, Mokena, IL with Rev. Dindo Billote officiating.  Private cremation to follow.

Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, April 5, 2024 and from 10:30 to 11:00 am at the Church on Saturday morning. The NWI Nursing Honor Guard will conduct services at 6:40 pm at the Funeral Home on Friday.

Our mother was a warrior; strong, and kind.  She embodied a servants heart always welcoming and giving to anyone she met.  As a carpenter, she persued excellence and beauty with everything she touched.  As a labor and delivery nurse, and finally a hospice nurse, she cared for the human spirit.  Mom had a heart for the suffering and she would bring comfort and healing to those around her.  She had a radiance about her that would light up any room.  Mom was a force to be reckoned with always pushing you to do the hard but right thing.  We truly admired her beauty, her hard work, and her passionate love for all of us.  Mom was there for everyone and continually  helped wherever she could.  Her last words of wisdom to us was "Live, Love, and just Breath.  Take time to understand and enjoy the moment.  Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised, but today we make a choice to be grateful, love, and learn."  Today and everyday mom we are so grateful for you.  We will never forget your toughness wrapped in love and kindness!  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Calumet Area would be appreciated.  To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com

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Visitation
Friday
April 5, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

NWI Nursing Honor Guard
Friday
April 5, 2024

6:45 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Visitation
Saturday
April 6, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
19515 - 115th Avenue
Mokena, IL 60448

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
19515 - 115th Avenue
Mokena, IL 60448

Private Cremation Following Visitation
Saturday
April 6, 2024

Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

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