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Ethan Jessie Lopez

December 18, 2013 — May 14, 2017

Ethan Jessie Lopez gained his Angels Wings on May 14, 2017 while being treated at the El Paso Children’s Hospital. A vibrant little boy, Jessie was brought into this world on December 18, 2013 where he greeted his parents Danny and Charlene (Baca) Lopez with a warm and tender smile. During his short 3 years Ethan touched the lives of so many people. Anyone who met Ethan was drawn to him and would fall deeply in love with him. He had his own way of figuring things out and he always would wait for daddy’s approval which made daddy so proud. He learned to walk before he crawled, he knew sign language, he loved the beach in California and he loved snap chat and to dance and recently attended a mother and son dance with mommy where he danced the night away. Ethan attended Hurchel Antwine School where he rode the bus all by himself to go to school; he attended Cradle and Crayons Day Care and was involved with GiGi’s Play House and the Down Syndrome Coalition. He participated in Special Olympics and Buddy Walk. Ethan accomplished so many things in his three years that adults would not accomplish in a lifetime. Mommy and daddy said he was a handful but he kept them going. Ethan loved his mommy and daddy so much. Ethan is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Santana Baca, his great grandparents, Benito and Cipriana Martinez and Valentin and Teresa Lopez and his cousin Jessie Juan Romero. Survivors include mommy and daddy Danny and Charlene Lopez of El Paso, TX, brothers and sisters Ricky Baca Chavez, Felicity Chavez and Ai’Jsha Chavez all of El Paso, TX, grandma and grandpa, Daniel and Jeanette Lopez of Vaughn, Gilbert and Eloisa Gutierrez of Santa Rosa and great grandma and grandpa Juan and Marcelina Baca of Anton Chico. Also surviving are Uncles and Aunts, Felipe and Felicia Lopez of Albuquerque, David and Teresa Lopez of Kentucky, Stacy and Joe Perez of San Antonio, Daniel and Alice Lopez of San Antonio, Gloria Postel of North Carolina, Ronald Gutierrez of Santa Rosa, Nathan Gutierrez of Albuquerque, Daisy Baca of Albuquerque and Santana Baca, Jr. of Anton Chico as well as numerous cousins, Uncles, Aunts and a host of friends. Rosary services will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 PM from St. Rose of Lima Church in Santa Rosa with Deacon Marvin Marquez leading in Prayer. A second rosary will be held on Friday, May 19 at 10:30 AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow from St. Mary’s Church in Vaughn with Father Christopher Bernabe officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Serving as Ethan’s Pallbearers will be Ronald Gutierrez, Felipe Lopez, Paul Sanchez and Adam Sanchez. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Ethan’s Cousins, his friends from Daycare and Gi Gi’s Play House and the Down Syndrome Coalition of El Paso. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gi Gi’s Playhouse, 960 Chelsea St. Suite B, El Paso, TX 79903 or or The Down Syndrome Coalition of El Paso, 930 North Mesa, Suite B7, El Paso, TX 79902 All services for Ethan have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

439 S 3rd St, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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Rosary and Funeral Mass

Friday, May 19, 2017

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church Vaughn

376 8th St, Vaughn, NM 88353

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Evergreen Cemetery Vaughn

, Vaughn, NM 88353

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