Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Ernie Lopez

Ernie Lopez of Santa Fe passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2018.

He was born in Española to Aaron and Angelina Lopez. He has always worked in the automotive industry. He previously owned his own business Ernie and Bill’s and later was a long time salesman at Santa Fe Chevrolet and Cadillac. He was well known as a die hard Denver Broncos fan. 

Ernie is survived by his children Brenda Catanach and Darlene Lopez; grandchildren Michael B. Catanach and Gracie Hawkins; and former wife Linda Lopez. Siblings: Helen Martinez, husband Louis; sister Wilma Roybal; sister Ruby Padilla, husband Sam; sister Delphi Martinez; sister Debbie Romero, husband Daniel; and brother Aaron Lopez Jr., wife LeeAnn. He also leaves behind many godchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is proceeded in death by his father Aaron Lopez Sr., mother Angelina Lopez, sister Lilly Quintana and brother Gilbert Lopez.

Services will be held at Holy Cross Church near Española. The rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The funeral will follow Friday at 11 a.m. Come celebrate the life of Ernie by wearing Bronco attire. 

A special thanks for Riverside Funeral Home, Santa Fe Chevrolet and Cadillac, and all the caring friends and family of Ernie whom have provided continuous support.

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Eric Chavez June 09, 2018


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