Mabel Luisa Lopez Laspada

Dec. 12, 1938 – Sept. 29, 2018

Mabel Lopez, age 79, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2018. Mabel was born on Dec. 12, 1938, in Rosario, Argentina, to Rafael Lopez and Luisa Emilia Lespada de Lopez.

While in Argentina, Mabel joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, graduated with a teaching degree and taught elementary education until she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1961. She moved to Los Angeles, California, where she worked and attended Glendale College and graduated with an associate degree in psychology.

She entered the medical insurance administration field where she went on to become a manager until she retired and moved to St. George, Utah, in 2002. She then volunteered as an aide to primary age English as a second language students where she was loved and appreciated and made a difference.

In her church life she magnified her callings, did family history, attended the temple weekly and was faithful to the end.

She loved to travel. Some places she visited were Argentina, Europe, Hawaii, Bahamas and Disney World. She loved to read and belonged to a book club. She was a doting aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt.

She is survived by sisters Nydia L. Rasmussen of St. George, Utah, and Marta Sonia Lopez Lespada of Portland, Oregon. Also, several nieces and nephews and their families of California, Oregon and Rosario.

Funeral services

  • A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1068 W. Chandler Drive, St. George, Utah.
  • Her final resting place will be in the St. George City Cemetery.

Special thanks to The Meadows assisted living for your great care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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