Maria Mercedes Platco, 71, of Zacatecas, Mexico, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones at home on 23 June 2021 in Longmont, Colorado. She was born in Rio De Medina, Sain Alto, Zacatecas, Mexico on 1 May 1950 to Jose Ascension Lopez Perez and Maria Isabel Lopez Ramirez. Her siblings consist of two brothers and three sisters, Raul Lopez, Antonio Lopez, Bertha Lopez, Lorenza Lopez, and Rosa Maria Lopez.
Maria married the love of her life, an Army Soldier, David L. Platco, in El Paso, Texas in 1977. At the time of her death, they had been married for 43 years. She was a Soldiers wife during his Army career, and a Visiting Nurse for Visiting Nurses Association in El Paso for many years. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she was unable to continue working and became a Homemaker/Stay at Home Mom to care for her children. She later moved to Lafayette, Colorado and before her death to Longmont, Colorado.
Maria is survived by her husband, David L. Platco, of forty-three years. She is survived by her children, Mercedes R. Platco-Weeks, Kathleen M. Browning (Platco) Married to Timothy J. Browning, Carolyn I. Platco, and David Aaron Platco, married to Telma Viridiana Platco (Rodriguez), her siblings Raul Lopez, Bertha Lopez, Lorenza Lopez, and Rosa Maria Lopez, and her grandchildren Vida Weeks, Kassandra, Aldama, Julian Aldama, Aaron Aldama, Diego A. Platco, Sydney A. Browning, and Madison C. Browning.
Maria is proceeded in death by her brother Antonio Lopez, who has been missing and presumed dead since 1979, her parents Jose Ascension Lopez- 9 of December 2008 and Maria Isabel Lopez- 17 of June 2015.
Our mother’s passion was to talk to people. She spent hours talking to her children, other family members, friends, and brothers/sister in Christ on the phone every chance she had. She was the happiest when she had the opportunity to talk about the bible, about God, her faith and sharing a prayer for someone in need. Above all, she loved life surrounded by her grandchildren, her kids, her siblings and the rest of her family. Our mom was a special person and anyone who stopped by to share a few minutes of their time made her feel on top of the world and cherished. Everyone brought and left a little something of themselves, so I know she took a piece of everyone with her. Thank you for loving our mother and for making her happy and feel special in every way possible. All the love and affection we witnessed from everyone before her passing eased some of the pain in our hears knowing she left this world knowing how much she was loved and cared for.
On Thursday she will be laid in her eternal resting place. Please join us in saying our final goodbyes to her.
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