GERMANA LOPEZ AGUILAR
January 04, 2013
Germana, 82, of Mabton went to our Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Seattle, due to injuries she sustained in a tragic house fire.
Huela Chiro, Huelita and Grandma are some of the ways her grandkids called Germana Lopez Aguilar.
Germana was the youngest of her siblings and the only girl. She was born Oct. 11, 1930 in Llera, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Sixto Lopez and Octavia Salazar. After her mother's passing at a young age, she was raised by her father and her brothers; Eladio, Maximino, Juan, Jacinto and Francisco. They all took part in shaping her love for family and friends.
Germana, immigrated to the U. S. in November of 1989 to be closer to her children, who all resided in Washington state. In the summer of 1990 she settled in Mabton to be close to her son, Vicente Tovar.
She was a homemaker and had a passion for gardening and raising the most colorful flowers and crispy vegetables.
A visit to her home on any given day was greeted by a tight hug, a loud kiss and inevitably a home-cooked meal. Any visitor to her home on a Friday resulted in being served freshly made tamales, whereas Saturdays and Sundays she would make menudo.
Her daily activities were limited after a tragic accident in 1997. However, this did not stop her from requesting to babysit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always sharing her love and caring thoughts with her family and friends. She counseled many and was always sharing her faith in God to anyone who listened. Many of her conversations usually turned into her singing as that was one of her many passions. She would sing lullabies to her grandchildren and would always call family on their birthdays to sing Las Mananitas. She especially loved to sing many of the Lord's hymns.
She is survived her loving and devoted husband of more than 55 years, Marcelino Aguilar; her siblings, Juan and Francisco (Guadalupe) Lopez, both of San Rafael, Tamaulipas, Mexico; her children, Vicente (Petra) Tovar of Mabton, Gilberto (Zeferina) Tovar of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Blanca (Demetrio) Morales and Alma Tovar, both of Salem, Ore. and Haidee Jacqueline Aguilar of Ferndale. Germana loved and cherished all of her 27 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sixto Lopez and Octavia Salazar; brothers, Maximino Lopez, Hilario Lopez and Jacinto Lopez; and two of her children, Angel Tovar and Raquel, all of San Rafael, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church., with burial to follow at Mabton Cemetery.
At the request of some of their friends, an account has been opened at AmericanWest Bank in Mabton under her husband's name, Marcelino Aguilar for those wishing to contribute donations to help with medical and funeral expenses.
Condolences may be sent to www.valleyhillsfh.com
Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside has been entrusted with arrangements..