Aline M. Garcia Lopez

Aug. 8, 1928 - April 26, 2008

Aline M. Garcia Lopez of Waukesha died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Waukesha Springs at age 79. She was born in Denton, Texas, on Aug. 8, 1928, the daughter of Ramon and Ida (nee Nino) Garcia.

In 1944, she married Aquilino Duque Lopez in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1995. Aline was a graduate of UW-Waukesha and Carroll College with degrees in psychology, sociology, Spanish and social work. She was a board member and founder of Guadalupana and was also the founder for the Augustinian Society. Aline was very involved with bilingual education in Waukesha and was the first director of La Casa De Esperanza. She was on the board of United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) in Milwaukee. Aline had a strong friendship with Cesar Chavez and was always very active in many community affairs, including being a member of the National Organization of Women in Waukesha, a volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul, the food pantry in Texas, a member of the Women’s Democratic Party of Waukesha and a very active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a friend to many and was always willing to help anyone in need.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Alicia M. (Peter) Lopez-Clapper, Aurora Ortiz-Lopez, Alexander R. (Tami) Lopez and Aquilino R. "JJ" (Cathy) Lopez, all of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Alain A. Lopez, Alexia A. (Juan Carlos) Ortiz-Cerpa, Pedro Joaquin Ortiz, Anna I. Lopez-Gonzales, Adelina M.A. Lopez-Gonzales, Andrew James Lopez, Megan A. Lopez and Thomas M. Lopez, all of Waukesha; her great-grandchildren, Addison Lopez, Brandon Monrial, Angelica Ortiz-Gigous and Cameron Alexander Michael, all of Waukesha; and her great-great-grandson, Miguel LaRue of Waukesha; and her sisters-in-law, Libby Garcia, JoAnne Garcia, Christine Garcia, Ann Santana and Dora Garcia. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Aquilino, she is preceded in death by her sons, Alexander and Alan Daniel; and her siblings, Benjamin, Leno, Earl, Oliver, Mary, Verna, Robert, Chico and Frank.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Services continue at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, with prayers at the funeral home followed by a procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha for a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass. Graveside services at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery will follow the Mass.

If desired, memorials can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church for Masses to be said in Aline’s name.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses, and doctors of Waukesha Springs and Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their care given to Aline.

For further information, please call the Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.