Katherine Annette Lopez
Date Of Birth: 07/15/1942
Date of Death: 11/11/2021
Katherine A. “Goose” Lopez 79 of Aloha, Oregon passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.
Born in Denver, Colorado to parents Reyno T. & Ethel M. Sand.
True to Katherine’s Finnish heritage & character she exemplified “Sisu”.
Translated as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. It is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain that courage.
Katherine worked for the North Clackamas School Dist. for 30 years & Tucker Maxon School for the Deaf for 3 years.
Katherine was preceded in death by her son Michael E. Lopez Jr. (2013) She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Michael E. Lopez Sr. of Aloha, OR.; daughters Kristin Lopez of Portland, OR. & Susan Lopez-Henri of Aloha, OR.
Katherine is survived by grandchildren Amy Cantu (Stephen), Katie York, Justin O’Donnell (Amber), Sydnie Henri, Megan Mannion (Sean) & Molly Lopez.
She is survived by her brother Tom Sand Sr. (Dayton, Ohio) as well as
numerous nieces & nephews.
Great grandchildren; Isaiah Cantu, Joaquin Cantu,
Liv Michael York, Casey Jordan-Mayhew & Julia Jordan.
Great great granddaughters; Aliya Garcia & Mia Garcia.
To honor Katherine’s memory please consider donating to:
The Brian Grant Foundation at BrianGrant.org
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.