Maria Rebecca Lopez

08/15/1917 - 01/25/2012

Maria Rebecca Lopez passed away on January 26, 2012 at the age of 94. She was originally from Puerto Vallarta, México and came to Arizona in 1956. She and her husband Bernardo were the original founders of Azteca Bakeries in Phoenix, devoting many hours to the success of the business. She worked all her life and was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and Bernardo served a temple mission in México City and she was an ordinance worker for many years in the Mesa Arizona Temple. She was preceded in death by children Eliseo, Bernie, and Jorge and husband Bernardo. She is survived by her children Raquel Whetten, Eva Jessop, Becky Gephart, Xavier Lopez, and Felix Lopez, along with 37 grandchildren, and 113 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11 AM, with visitation at 9 AM at the LDS Church located at 650 W Southern Ave, in Phoenix. The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory Celaya for his many years of loving care, Hospice of the Valley and all of her excellent caregivers. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.

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