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Mrs. Tavita (Tavie) D. Lopez Obituary


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“I worked with Tavi for about 10 years. She was the sweetest lady and always so thoughtful of others. Her smile does say it all about the patience...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Deanna McLean - Baytown, TX

“May you find comfort in knowing your lived one is home and on peace. I am very sorry for your loss. Ryan, you are in my thoughts. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Monica Ann Lopez - Baytown, TX

“To the Lopez children and to the DeHoyos family, I send my deepest sympathy on the loss of this beautiful lady. Her genuine friendliness and warm...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Hilda Martinez - Baytown

“Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Tavita was a very special lady. I will miss her dearly. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Cynthia Vaughn - Highlands, TX

“To the Lopez family we are deeply sorry for your loss. At this time we can only offer our condolenses and pray with you as she goes with God. ...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Raymond and Amy Torres - Baytown, TX

“Dad, Rhonda & Ryan I am so sorry for your loss, I will always remember the memories of all the great time we had together with your mother. I will...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: VALERIE & EDWARD MARTINEZ - TX

“Randy, Rhonda & Ryan Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, Your mother was so sweet and always greeted with her beautiful...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Terri Alaniiz - Houston, TX

“Tavita and I were always friends . I knew her all my life, we grew up together in La Isla . We went to the same schools and worked for Bayer for 30...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Richard Oviedo - Friend

“So sorry Rhonda and family for your loss. I remember your mom she was such a lovely woman. Prayers for you and your family. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Melanie Hollaway Alexander - TX

“Dear Lopez Family, I was sorry to hear that Mrs. Lopez passed away. I wanted to send my prayers and condolences to all of you and let you know that...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Susan DeVault - Houston, TX

“To the Lopez Family, I worked at Mobay during the early years. Tavita always had time for you and was one of the friendliest people I ever met. ...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: A. J. Batla - Georgetown, TX

“Randy,Ryan and Rhonda, so very sorry to hear about your mom, my prayers are with you and my family sends their condolences. Love yall Lisa ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Lopez - Houston, TX

“Randy, Rhonda and Ryan I am so very sorry to hear about Tia Tavy. I know that I will miss her terribly. She was always the life of our...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Aida M. de Hoyos - Houston, TX

“To The Lopez Family: I know the passing of your mom has been difficult for all of you. If any comfort could come from this time of grief, would...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Chavez - Baytown, TX

“Rhonda,Randy & Ryan, She loved you so much and we hope that love will be your comfort and salvation in your hour of need.We loved her and enjoyed...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Carol & George McCoy - Austin, TX

“I worked with Tavie for many years at Bayer and enjoyed visiting with her when I would see her after her retirement. She was a wonderful lady and I...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Scalise - League City, TX

“Randy, Rhonda & Ryan, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful woman and I loved spending time with her because she was so good...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Jeanette Esquivel - Oak Ridge, NC

“Rhonda, please know you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts every day. May God have His arms around you and your family at this time. ...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Colleen Carpenter - Houston, TX

“Randy, I'm so grieved for you and your family over the passing of your Mother. Please know I am praying for peace and comfort during this...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Beverly Sanders-Fairchild - Alvin, TX

“I worked with "Tovy" as we called her at Mobay-Miles-Bayer for many years. She had a beautiful smile and was a wonderful person to work with. She...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Terry Hill - Mont Belvieu, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. Marion and Judith ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Marion and Judith Pomeroy Baytown

“Rhonda, You have my deepest sympathies on the death of your Mother. You are in my prayers, and may the love of those around you help you through...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Anita Anguiano - Houston, TX

“Our condolences to the family. Our prayers are with all of you. God Bless and May he give you the peace you need at this difficult time. Victor...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Lupe Molina - Baytown, TX


Tavita (Tavie) D. Lopez, 75, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Baytown on October 5, 1937, to Cayetano De Hoyos and Guadalupe Aleman De Hoyos. Tavita was a 1956 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and a 1958 graduate of Lee College. She worked in administration for Bayer for thirty years and retired in 2001.

Tavita enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved to travel and spend weekends in Austin attending Longhorn football games. She valued opportunities to give back to her community and did so by serving as a Director on the boards of GCCISD Education Foundation, Sterling Municipal Library, and Communities in Schools. Tavita was also a former member of The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Baytown and the Allocations Committee of the United Way of Baytown Area. She was an alumna of the Baytown Citizen's Police Academy, a volunteer with the Blue Santa program, a founding member of the Concerned Citizens For Education advocacy group and active in the Bayer Baytown Retirees organization.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Lopez; siblings, Estela Morales, Amelia De Hoyos, Aurelia De Hoyos, Pedro De Hoyos, Andrea De Hoyos and Ruby Tanguma; Mrs. Lopez is survived by her sons, Randy Lopez and Ryan Lopez; daughter, Rhonda Lopez; brothers, Ruben De Hoyos and wife, Alice and Andrew De Hoyos; sister, Argentina Todhunter; and numerous other loving friends and family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, with a rosary at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 W. Baker Road, Baytown, with Reverend Terence P. Brinkman, S.T.D. as celebrant. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Honoring the family as pallbearers are Louie Araujo, Dwayne De Hoyos, Matthew De Hoyos, Michael De Hoyos, Mario Delgado, Albert Magdaleno and Jerald Morales.