Christine Lopez Rubio joined her heavenly father on Monday, December 14, 2020. She was born on December 18, 1941 to Maria De La Paz Gutierrez and Emilio Lopez in Guadalajara, Mexico. Christine was a loving mother to Jeannie (Jim) Roberts, Susan Rubio Nelson, Christine Rubio Medrano and William (Anne) Rubio. Devoted grandmother to Max, Sophia, Brandon (Leslie), Caleb, Jacqui (Scott), Adrian and Tyler, as well as great grandchildren who she loved dearly. Dear sister to Patty (Jim) McGinnis, Margie Lotz, Jose (Socorro) Lopez, Ramon Lopez (late), Male (Jose, late) Jimenez, Lucy (Don, late) Grindle.
Christine immigrated to the United States on her own. She was determined and made it her goal to make a better life for her family. She thereafter brought her children legally to the United States and later her mother and siblings. She married a kind man, Juan M Rubio (late), who adopted her three children from her previous marriage, and they later had a daughter together. Christine loved her family with her whole heart and taught them how to be strong and loving. She worked hard and loved harder.
In her professional life she worked as a talented seamstress which ultimately afforded her the opportunity to own her own fur business, Christine L Furs. Later, she reinvented herself and became a real estate agent. As a realtor, she was driven and compassionate, receiving the esteemed Multi-Million Dollar Producer recognition for many years running.
As the beloved matriarch of her family, her beautiful and loving home served as the backdrop of countless family celebrations. She was a gracious hostess who enjoyed seeing her immediate and extended family gather to celebrate holidays, birthdays, showers – whatever the celebration, she made it count in perfect detail.
In 1985, she left the harsh Chicago winters behind and relocated to sunny south Florida. In Florida, she attended Catholic mass regularly and served as a devoted volunteer at Hospice of Palm Beach County.
Christine was also known amongst her friends and family as a remarkably talented and creative artist. She could see a dress and make it without a pattern. She also enjoyed making intricate quilts, spent hours painting and creating beautiful portraits, designed original pieces of jewelry, exquisite floral arrangements and so much more. Everything she created was exceptional and made with love. She will be remembered fondly through her creations.
She had an independent spirit and was a great example of love, determination and generosity to all who knew her. Simply put, the world was a better place with her in it. Hug your loved ones and tell them you love them in remembrance of her.
We love you more, more, more.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 5 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton. Burial will follow at the Boca Raton Cemetery.
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