June 23, 2024

Maria D. Lopez, age 85, of Ulysses, Kansas died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Ulysses, Kansas.  She was born July 24, 1929 in Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Jose Antonio and Francisca (Jimenez) Lopez.

Maria, a homemaker, grew up in Mexico.  She married Alejandro Nieto on April 30, 1947 in Mexico.  She has lived in Ulysses the last 21 years.  Maria was a member of the Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Bible Study Group.  She enjoyed cooking.     

She is survived by two sons, Joel Nieto of Hugoton, Kansas, and Rey D. Nieto of Ulysses, Kansas; three daughters, Rosa Nieto of Chihuahua, Mexico, Isidra Flores of Hugoton, Kansas, Raquel Hernandez of Ulysses, Kansas; two brothers, Antonio Lopez and Lorenzo Lopez both of Chihuahua, Mexico; two sisters, Josefa Lopez and Concepcion Lopez both of Chihuahua, Mexico; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Maria is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alejandro in 1984; and son, Raul Nieto.

Vigil service will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM and funeral mass will be Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM; both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend Peter Fernandez officiating.  Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, November 4, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.  Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS  67880.