Joseph Edward Lopes, 94, of Gustine passed away Wednesday, June 19 at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.
Mr. Lopes was born in Tranquillity, Calif.
He was a resident of Gustine for 80 years.
He owned a dairy as a young man and later raised beef cattle.
Mr. Lopes was a parishioner at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine, and belonged to the Knights of Columbus.
He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Gustine Pentecost Society.
He enjoyed horseback riding, cutting, roping and being a cowboy.
Mr. Lopes is survived by his wife, Rosalene Lopes of Gustine; a brother, John Lopes of Oregon; a sister, Palmira Treshler of Gustine; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, June 28, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, followed by a rosary and mass of Christian burial.
Interment will follow in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella.
Remembrances may be directed to a favorite charity.
Hillview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.