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Richard Lee Lopez

Died: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home


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Richard Lee Lopez, 63, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his home in Pocatello. He was born in Charleston, Mississippi on August 12, 1955.  He moved to Lubbock, Texas for a few years then came to Idaho in 1972.  He lived in Burley until he met and married Guadalupe Garcia on December 5, 1975.  They moved to Pocatello in 1977 and made their home there.

Richard worked at various jobs until he landed a permanent job at JR Simplot Fertilizer Plant in 1978 until August 2012; when he retired due to chronic pancreatitis.

He was involved in a few organizations including, Portneuf Muzzleloaders, he was first President of Southern Idaho Rangers, Vaquero Cowboys Action Shooting Club Member of Gate City Sport Shooting Range and PVSC Gate City Soccer League. He did various jobs donating his time especially to coaching kids of all ages.

Richard loved to do some gun reloading, fishing, walking, hunting, shooting, tending to his roses; which he cherished, and his garden during the summer. Above all, spending time with his wife, children and grandkids was most precious to him.

SURVIVING FAMILY (immediate family)

GUADALUPE - SPOUSE - POCATELLO, IDAHO

JESSICA LOPEZ - DAUGHTER - POCATELLO

DONNA SOLTERO (SANTI) - DAUGHTER - POCATELLO

FELICIA LOPEZ (CURTIS) - DAUGHTER - POCATELLO

CESARIO LOPEZ (JESSICA) - SON - POCATELLO

MARY LOPEZ-HERNANDEZ - SISTER - NAMPA, IDAHO

MANUEL LOPEZ - BROTHER - BEND, OREGON

JOHNNY LOPEZ - BROTHER - HEATH, ARK

CHARLIE LOPEZ - BROTHER

JIMMY LOPEZ - BROTHER - TEMPLE, ARIZONA

ROBERT LOPEZ - BROTHER - RUPERT, IDAHO

SARAH BAXTER - SISTER - RUPERT, IDAHO

PAUL LOPEZ - BROTHER - MISSOURI

MARTIN GARCIA - BROTHER-IN-LAW - FRUITLAND, IDAHO

17 GRANDCHILDREN and 2 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN       

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:

MANUEL LOPEZ - FATHER

ADABELLE LOPEZ - MOTHER

MARVIN LOPEZ - BROTHER

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.

 

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Mike Cabrera aka flaco
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
The word 'loss' itself signifies the absence of something so dear, that nothing else in the world can replace it. The loss of a dear one's life brings feelings of emptiness and loneliness that seem to never cease. If the loss is that of a person we lived with, then moving on seems next to impossible. Every little thing reminds us of them. The empty chair in the dining hall, the daily habit to go with them for drives, or to ask for their suggestion when in a dilemma.

The best way to honor someone who is not with us anymore is to continue living our life and keep their memory alive through everyday events. Richard would have wanted that, and expected nothing less from you.

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. - Unknown

Dennis Woodward
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
Please accept my deepest sympathy. As a member of the local soccer community, I can vouch for Richard's enthusiasm and never-ending support for "the beautiful game". His tireless efforts have proven inspirational to many of us who have followed him.

Bob and Penny Svancara
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
Richard, you will be sorely missed. We've known you for over twenty years. You would always stop by our office to say hello and have the greatest smile.

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