Mar 132013

Guadalupe Lopez Jr., 65, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Winslow. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 12 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winslow, with Father Jeffrey King officiating. Inurnment followed at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Guadalupe was born in Winslow on Feb. 20, 1948.
He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School. During these years he participated in the Little League minor Tigers team, and the majors Sox team. Later on he was a member of the Winslow High School football and basketball teams, excelling in both sports.
Upon graduation from WHS, he enlisted in the United States Army, engaging in combat in the Vietnam War, where he received a Purple Heart, Medal of Achievement and various other medals. He was then stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in Calif., and sent to Germany for several years before returning to the U.S. when he was sent to Davenport, Iowa. His final tour was spent in Korea. After 20-plus years of honorable service he retired and returned to his family, where he assisted his parents in running the family business.
His leisure time was spent enjoying the great outdoors, camping and fishing with family and friends.
Most recently he was taking long road trips with his sisters Irene and Sandra. He loved to listen to his music while reconnecting with family and friends on Facebook. For a break he would cruise to Walmart on his motorized scooter.
Spending time with Christina, Kristian, Halle, Jalen, Harold and his beloved sisters at home brought him much joy and happiness, which was priceless.
Survivors include his son, Joe Lopez; his daughter, Christina; one grandson, Jalen; two granddaughters, Kristian and Halle Hayes; two sisters, Irene (Boney) Candelaria and Sandra Reyes; his stepdaughter, Cansuelo and her kids; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Virginia Lopez; his brother, Gilbert Lopez; and the mother of his children, Sophie Salazar (Lopez).
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.