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Raul Lopez

March 2, 1956 — January 30, 2024

Raul Lopez
March 2, 1956 - January 30,2024
Raul Lopez, 67, passed away on January 30, 2024 in Bakersfield, California. He was born on March 2, 1956 in Mercedes, Texas to Juan and Flavia Lopez.
Raul migrated to California at the age of 9 to Huron, California and then later moving to Shafter, California where he made Shafter his permanent residence.
Raul attended all the local Shafter schools. At a young age of 18 he went searching for a jobs in various locations. Without any luck, Raul went to Buttonwillow Warehouse in Buttonwillow and asked for a job. Again, he was turned down until he told the manager, How am I supposed to find a job if no one wants to take a chance on me. He was hired. Worked at Buttonwillow Warehouse until he moved to Simplot and ending his working career at Nutrient, formally Crop Production.
He was an Agricultural Technician for 48 years until his illness made him retire.
Raul married the love of his life Esther at a very young age in 1974 in McFarland California. They were happily married for 49 Years. Raul loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was also known as the Tio that visited everyone, his brothers, his sisters, nephews, nieces, friends, co-workers. He had such a contagious smile and laughter. Made everyone around him feel welcomed.
Raul is survived by his wife Esther, his son Gabriel (Jessica), his son Reyes (Jenny) of Shafter, his daughter Priscilla (Fred) of Bakersfield. His grandchildren Alexander , Alyssa,~ Alizabeth (Andy), Iliana, Raul, Gabriel, Reyleen, Natalie, Isaac, Jaime (Alondra) from Shafter, Irene (Trinidad), Mariah, Alice, Freddy, JD from Bakersfield. His great grandchildren Vincent  from Shafter and Olivia from Bakersfield. His siblings Estevan (Lupe), Diana (Lupe) from Shafter, Josie (Bentura) from McFarland, Raquel (Adan) from Wasco, Ramiro (Jackie) from Bakersfield. Numerous nephews and nieces.
Raul was preceded in death by his daughter Alicia, his parents Juan and Flavia, his brothers Ruben, Fernando, Juan, Jose, Ricardo, Alejandro, his little sister Maria Isabel


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