Kathern Kate Lopez, a longtime Winters resident, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2011, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was 73. Born Oct. 23, 1937, in Bixby, Okla., she was a homemaker for most of her life. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and making special homemade things for her home and children. She loved being in her kitchen cooking homemade soups and other foods she would come up with. Spending time with her grandchildren was by far the thing she loved the most. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she will be greatly missed by her family and all those who loved her. She was preceded in death by her father Fred Carner and grandson Kennan Casas. She is survived by her husband, Abraham C. Lopez; mother Veda Carner; daughters Pamela Lopez of Hawaii, Kathryn Branscum and husband Butch Branscum of Winters, and Lisa Jordan and husband Randy Jordan of Winters; siblings Ronnie Carner of Okahoma, Robert Carner of Sutter, Shirley Hyer of Winters, Richard Carner of Winters, Linda Angeli of Cloverdale and Rick Carner of Winters; grandchildren Brian Branscum of Sacramento, Nicole Branscum of Winters, Monyca Cases of San Jose, and Erica and Ashley Jordan of Winters; and great-granddaughter Sophia Marie. A service is planned at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Winters Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association.