Sandra Luz Lopez

Sandra Luz Lopez, 55, passed away on November 20, 2021, in Seabrook, Texas. She was born on August 22, 1966, in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico to Fidel and Irma Lopez. Sandra is survived by her husband, Wayne Peterson; mother, Irma; sister, Lorena; brothers, Gabriel, Armando, and Fernando; many nieces and nephews; and numerous family members and friends.

Sandra was born and raised in Mazatlán, which she still considered home after being in the Clear Lake, Texas area for 25 years. She held dual citizenship and was very proud of her Mexican heritage.

Sandra worked at NASA as an Administrative Assistant for many years in several different organizations. She excelled in her work and made many new friends wherever she went. Sandra retired in 2016 and spent months at a time with her husband at their home in Mazatlán. She had a new passion for golf and loved to play in Mazatlán and Texas. She loved her family, many friends, and her dogs.

Sandra lit up every room she entered. Her smile and personality brought so much joy, happiness, and comfort to so many people. She was a great listener and was very empathetic. She helped many people. Sandra will be remembered for her friendly smile and her warm, kind-hearted, compassionate soul. She will live eternally in our hearts and minds.

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23rd at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas. The Funeral Mass will follow on Wednesday, November 24th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr., Houston, Texas.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Sandra’s memory may do so to Second Chance Pets, P.O. Box 1216, League City, Texas, 77574 ( or the Mazatlán Animal Rescue (


Sandra Luz López, de 55 años, falleció el 20 de noviembre de 2021 en Seabrook, Texas.

Nació el 22 de agosto de 1966 en Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México, hijo de Fidel e Irma López. A Sandra le sobreviven su esposo, Wayne Peterson; madre, Irma; hermana, Lorena; los hermanos Gabriel, Armando y Fernando; muchas sobrinas y sobrinos; y numerosos familiares y amigos.

Sandra nació y creció en Mazatlán, que todavía consideraba su hogar después de estar en el área de Clear Lake, Texas durante 25 años. Tenía doble ciudadanía y estaba muy orgullosa de su herencia mexicana.

Sandra trabajó en la NASA como asistente administrativa durante muchos años en varias organizaciones diferentes. Se destacó en su trabajo e hizo muchos nuevos amigos dondequiera que iba. Sandra se retiró en 2016 y pasó meses con su esposo en su casa en Mazatlán.  Tenía una nueva pasión por el golf y le encantaba jugar en Mazatlán y Texas. Amaba a su familia, a muchos amigos y a sus perros.

Sandra iluminó cada habitación en la que entró. Su sonrisa y personalidad trajeron tanta alegría, felicidad y consuelo a tanta gente. Era una gran oyente y era muy empática. Ella ayudó a mucha gente. Sandra será recordada por su sonrisa amistosa y su alma cálida, bondadosa y compasiva. Ella vivirá eternamente en nuestros corazones y mentes.

Una visita se llevará a cabo el martes 23 de noviembre a las 6p.m. m. con un Rosario a las 7p. m. en Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas. La misa fúnebre seguirá el miércoles 24de noviembre alas 11 a. m. en la Iglesia Católica de San Pablo Apóstol, 18223 Point Lookout Dr., Houston, Texas.

En lugar de flores, aquellos que deseen hacer una donación conmemorativa en memoria de Sandra pueden hacerlo a Second Chance Pets, P.O. Box 1216, League City, Texas, 77574 ( o Mazatlán Animal Rescue (


  1. What a loss this is in our hearts. It’s still hasn’t sunk in that she is gone. Sandra did leave a mark on my heart and I will always remember her kindness and love that she extended to me. God bless y’all and be with y’all during these up coming days. Thank you Lord for keeping Sandra with you.

    Tammy Hoff
  2. Wayne, we are very saddened to hear about the loss of your wife Sandra. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    John and Natalie Saiz
  3. Wayne – So very saddened to hear about Sandra’s battle and that she is gone – I loved working with her in the ExPO. She and her spirit were such a delight and will be with me ( and truly all of us) always. Our prayers are with you and your families..

    Leslie M. Keener
  4. I’m still in shock to hear this. Sandra was great, she always made you feel important when she saw you. She was so funny and sweet. Just a great person. I’m so sorry your loss.

    Kate Boone
  5. Sandra was such a joy to work with. She was loaned to me at the very beginning of the Orion Project and jumped in to assist, usually offering to perform tasks before I thought to ask for assistance. She performed her work meticulously and always with a great attitude. My heart goes out to Wayne and her extended family.

    Karen Schmalz
  6. Wayne I’m sorry for your loss. Sandra was a beautiful person and I always enjoyed being around her. Her smile would always light up a room. Hugs to you and prayers for your comfort.

    Deborah Vigare-Benefield
  7. Una Grandísima Pérdida , Amiga tan Querida, por muchas , muchas personas. Compartí contigo una Hermandad de más de 35 Inolvidables Años. Siempre estarás en Mi Corazón y mis Pensamientos. Un Abrazo Hasta El Cielo🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Un fraternal Abrazo Wayne, Doña Irma, Lorena, Fernando ,Gabriel, Fernanda, Andrea y Ana,

    Gabriela Arias
  8. Sandra touched all of us in some special way. She was a great friend and coworker and my heart is broken to know that her kind words and sweet personality are gone. Sandra brought joy to the office and my wife and I always enjoyed talking or traveling with her. She shared her wonderful family with us when we visited Mazatlan, her beautiful home. And she was patient with my slow gringo Spanish. Praying for Wayne and Sandra’s family and friends as we all cry and miss her. It is just hard to believe.

    John & Mary Harrison
  9. My sincere condolences to all Sandra’s family. I was fortunate to work with Sandra at Wyle and she was a remarkable lady who I came to consider my friend. She will be missed. Unfortunately I’m currently out of the country so unable to pay my respects at the memorial service.

    Vernon McDonald
  10. Sandra is one of the most beautiful people we have ever met. She was a giver and a dear friend. She loved her family above everything and she will leave a big empty space in our lives.
    We loved her from the day we met her, it was 2000. We cried and laughed together, we shared stories, hard times, and happy times. The happiest day of all was the beautiful marriage of Sandra and Wayne.
    We will forever miss you Sandra.

    Anna and Hugh Ronalds

    Anna & Hugh
  11. Our hearts and souls are weeping. Sandra was taken way too soon! Oh, Lord we often don’t understand the plans you have for us or our family. I pray for comfort and peace for Wayne and his family. Sandra was ALWAYS a bright light in a dark room. She lit up any conversation you had with her. She would listen and converse with you exactly what you needed to hear. We will miss her caring soul.

    Bob and DJ Floyd
  12. My sincere condolences to all.
    I’m admittedly struggling to even know what to say.
    I am so very sorry, Wayne.
    With deepest sympathy,

    George Keith Gafka
  13. Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss. Sandra was an angel sent from God and now she is with our Lord. She was a wonderful human being. I love her dearly. Penny

  14. Wayne, we are heartbroken to hear of Sandra’s passing. She was such a beautiful and bright light in this world. We are so sorry for your loss, but thankful that we got to know Sandra.

    Peter and Angela Janecke
  15. Sandra was an incredible person. I remember when I first moved to Mazatlán and how she made me feel welcomed. She is well known for her kind soul, beautiful smile and incredible hair. So beautiful inside and out. And always a lot of fun. Sandra we will miss you so!!! RIP my dear friend. My heart goes out to you Wayne, you were the love of her life and the two of you set a great example and were an inspiration to many. To her family, I send you my prayers and hugs!

    Sheryl Gamble
  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always though we cannot be there today.
    Our lives are dimmer without her here but know her soul shines bright.
    Dom and Crystal.

    Dom Del ROSSO
  17. Sandra was a very dear friend and co-worker at NASA, JSC. I am very sad and sorry for this lost! Wayne, you and your family will remain in my prayers! Godspeed..

    Debbie Horton
  18. I’m so sorry Wayne. She was a beautiful person. She really did light up every room she entered. So much fun, so loving, with such a bright smile and cheerful laugh. I couldn’t help but be happy when I was with her. Sincerest condolences to you and her family. Stay well, friend.

    Irene Piatek
  19. I will never forget our first time together. You were like angel wings in my life. You made the best tacos. You were a dear sweet friend who touched me deeply with so much love. The love and grace of God through you that you gave to everyone you met was so immeasurable. I will miss you dear friend. You are in great paradise with Jesus.

    Cheryl Williams
  20. It cannot be said any more perfectly than this description from the obit: “Sandra lit up every room she entered. Her smile and personality brought so much joy, happiness, and comfort to so many people. She was a great listener and was very empathetic. She helped many people. Sandra will be remembered for her friendly smile and her warm, kind-hearted, compassionate soul. She will live eternally in our hearts and minds.”

    In this sense, Sandra lived many lives through her deep connections and empathy with others. She could see into your soul and be present with you when it was most needed. She has been a force of nature.

    Gary Riccio
  21. Wayne, I’ve just learned about Sandra’s passing… my friend, I am so sorry to hear. Please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers; I only wish there was more we could do. A donation has just been made from my paypal to second chance pets… it doesn’t actually allow me to do so in her name, but please know it was because of her this donation has been made.

    Sandra was such a beautiful sweetheart, we didn’t spend a lot of time together, but the time we did was more than joyous. I know the world is a dimmer today and I’m so sorry for your loss…


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