Elvia Lopez Vasquez was born on December 15, 1958, in Guatemala. She passed away on October 17, 2021, in Sunnyvale, Texas.
When sitting back trying to develop the words to say about Elvia Vasquez, I found myself with overwhelming emotions. This was a phenomenal woman who gave her all to everyone she knew. Just to be in her orbit you found yourself feeling the overwhelming love and kindness. She touched everyone she ever met, the way she lived her life with an open heart, unwavering faith in God and in people. Elvia gave of herself in every aspect of her life even the career path she chose from being a kindergarten teacher to a caregiver she was in service of others. She leaves behind her two boys, Murdock and Mauricio who she loved with every fiber of her being. She left behind 4 grandkids as well. She was a sister, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a friend, and to some a second mother. She loved shoes, purses, nature, her bible, the ocean, all the rivers, and birds. I could be here all day reminiscing about all the stories or memories I shared with her. Ultimately, I would love to remember her for what she did for those she met and knew. She was the best of all of us never asking of us only giving of herself. She was above all else a family woman, remembering her telling me “The best part of enjoying something is having loved ones to share those moments with”. Even in death, the life she lived will inspire others. As she leaves this life, I can only take with me the memories and moments we shared. I find myself waiting to hear her voice, see her smile, or hear her laughter. I can remember her with her phone in hand shouting out at the boys “I videoing you papas.”
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Disclaimer: This biography and tribute was specially composed and offered by the family and posted accordingly.