Reyna Tavira Lopez, 44, of Sunnyside passed away on Friday, July 3, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 31, 1965 in Michoacan, Mexico to Teodoro and Esetila (Lopez) Tavira.

Reyna had made her home in Sunnyside since 1983. She worked as a daycare provider.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan Tavira; her mother, Esetila Lopez; four sisters, Yolanda Tavira Lopez, Ofelia Tavira Lopez, Bidelmar Tavira Lopez and Elena Tavira Lopez; two brothers, Esequiel Tavira Lopez and Eberardo Tavira Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Teodoro Tavira; three brothers, Leonso Tavira Lopez, Genovevo Tavira Lopez and Efigenio Tavira Lopez; and one sister, Mucrina Tavira Lopez.

Viewing and visitation will be held today, July 7, 2009, from 2 to 8 p.m., with an evening service at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Iglesia El Calvario, 1801 Morgan Road, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign Reyna's online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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