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Rafael Canchola Lopez

Rafael Canchola Lopez, 77, died peacefully on Friday, March 1 with his family by his side.

He was born to Refugio and Eleodoro Lopez Canchola on his family Rancho La Loma, Mexico.

He was a resident of Oakdale for 50 years and worked at ConAgra for 45 years.

Mr. Lopez enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He also traveled to Mexico frequently to enjoy the sunny weather and to visit more family and friends.

He was dearly loved and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Celia Lopez; daughters, Teresa (Kenny) Caldwell, Celia (Juan) Garza, Irma (Tino) Garza; Lupi (Corey) Moore; sons, Rafael (Lupe) Lopez, Ricardo (Angelica) Lopez; and 12 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, with a rosary at 6 p.m. A mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oakdale. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.

Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.