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ARCADIO LOPEZ

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Arcadio Cuellar Lopez of Bandera, Texas passed away on Sept. 7, 2020, at the young age of 89. He was born on Jan. 12, 1931, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 1961, working in Brownville, Texas as a vaquero (cowboy).

Later, he relocated to Kerrville, Texas to work on the H-E-B ranch as a vaquero. He later changed his career, learning all about maintaining a golf course at the Scott Schreiner golf course in Kerrville, Texas.

In 1969, he moved to Bandera, Texas to work as the golf course / ground’s superintendent at Lost Valley Resort Ranch.

Arcadio retired in 1993 and continued to work part-time for Reagan Peterson, taking care of livestock until the time of his passing.

Arcadio became a U.S. citizen on Dec. 23, 1974, naturalized in San Antonio, Texas, after which he proudly exercised his voting rights.

He enjoyed riding horses, hunting, playing golf and taking his wife, Maria, to dances.

Arcadio is survived by his wife, Maria Florencia Lopez, and six children, Lionel Lopez, Mary April (Lopez) Sikes and her husband Marvin Lee Sikes Jr., Xavier Lopez, and his wife Diana Gaspar Lopez, Rodolfo Lopez, Ruben Lopez and Alfred Lopez, and grandson, Alexander Lopez.

A private ceremony was held at the family residence on Friday Sept. 11, with no funeral services planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of his memory.