Lydia Gutierrez Lopez
1949 – 2020
December 31, 2020 | View PDF
Lydia Gutierrez Lopez was born on July 13, 1949, as Lydia Gutierrez in Rancho San Francisco, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to parents Fernando and Fedora Gutierrez.
Lydia was born the third of 10 children. As a young child, she traveled to California with her parents. She found herself in Shafter, where she met her husband Ricardo at the age of 16. Ricardo and Lydia wed on May 13, 1966. The happy couple had four children together; Teodula, Israel, Margarita, and Lydia Lopez Jr.
Ricardo and Lydia opened their own agricultural business in 1992 and they retired in 2013. Lydia loved to garden and took pride in her plants. Gardening was a love that both she and Ricardo shared as they spent their lives farming. Ricardo and Lydia were married for 51 years. Lydia loved her family and worked hard to care for them. Lydia and Ricardo raised their family in Shafter, where all of their kids still reside as well as most of their 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Lydia was a brilliant woman who made sure to pass down her knowledge of cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting, baking, and many other things to all of those whom she loved. Lydia's passing was sudden, and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by all of her children, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Lydia's memory and love will live on in our thoughts and our hearts forever. She is survived by her children Teodula, Israel, Margarita and Lydia Lopez Jr. Her siblings, Eva , Adan, Ofelia, Oralia, Paulita, Fernando, Rogelio and Maria.
She is preceded in death by her parents Fernando and Fedora Gutierrez, her beloved husband Ricardo P. Lopez and her brother Juan Manuel Gutierrez.