Linda Carmina Lopez, 28, passed away on Dec. 1, 2016 at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in early January 2015.
Linda was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 7, 1988 and grew up in Cotija, Mexico. She attended Winters High School in 2002 and was a passionate basketball player. She wore her father’s jersey Number 20, achieved the Coach’s Award, and during her sophomore year, her team went undefeated and was dubbed the Magnificent 7.
Linda attended St. Mary’s College of California where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish in 2010. During this time, she worked with children in the Bay Area through the Jumpstart program and studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She then worked for Mariani Nut Company in a quality control role.
Linda was kind, inspiring, smart, loving, deeply caring, artistic, funny, and a courageous young woman. She loved her family and friends dearly and always wore a smile that would warm your heart.
She is survived by her parents, Ramon and Irma Lopez; siblings Ramon, Ricardo and Estefany; fiancé Josh Hynson, sister-in-law Rachel, and nephews and nieces Ramon, Joscelynn, Nicholas, Lillian, Emma, and Justin. She will be missed by her aunts and uncles, Luis and Evangelina Lopez, Rosa and Joe Gutierrez, Juan and Debbie Lopez, Lorenzo Jr. and Angelica Lopez, Gloria Lopez, Marina Lopez, Lupe and Joe Romero, Juan and Guadalupe Garcia, Luis and Margarita Garcia, Rafael and Graciela Garcia, Jesus and Claudia Garcia, Teresa and Julian Ochoa, Lourdes Ceja, Jose and Irma Garcia, and many close extended family members.
A Rosary was held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church immediately followed by a celebration of her life at the parish hall.