Thursday, October 7, 2010

OBITUARY: Carl B. Lopez

Carl B. Lopez
(Nov. 24,1958-Sept. 30, 2010)
Carl B. Lopez, 51, a resident of Socorro, beloved son, brother, father and friend, died in Albuquerque on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 after a short illness. Carl was born on Nov. 24, 1958 to A.R. and Angelina (Griego) Lopez in Riverton, Wyoming.  He is survived by his parents of Socorro; brothers, Martin III and wife Elizabeth of Albuquerque; Ralph and wife Linda of Birmingham, Alabama; his two children, Erin and Jonathan Lopez of Socorro: and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Angelina Margaret Lopez-Littell of Houston, Texas; his grandparents, Maria and Martin Lopez, Jr.; and his favorite aunt and uncle, Margo and Carl Thompson of Socorro.
Carl was named after his Uncle Carl and Saint Benedict who he believed aided him through his life journey.  He was a 1976 graduate of Socorro High School.  A proud alumnus of the University of New Mexico, Carl followed his cherished Lobo Basketball team through winning and losing seasons.  An avid reader, political pundit and debater, he spurned his vocational interest of becoming an attorney to return to Socorro and assist his grandparents and parents in the family business at Whites Auto Store, Lopez Home and Auto, and Kimo Self Storage where he was general manager for over 30 years.
Carl will best be remembered for his fierce loyalty, extreme generosity, quick wit, and ability to provide an informed opinion on just about any subject.
He is free from the trials and tribulations of this world and is now at peace with cherished family members in Heaven. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro.  A Mass of Resurrection will be performed at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 by Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant at the San Miguel Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers are: Michael Lopez; Martin Lopez, IV; Tommy Sanchez; Paul Silva; Alfredo Soto; and Greg Sanchez.  Honorary pallbearers are: Chris Lopez; Alisa Lopez; Audrey Littell; Hayden Lopez; Caine Lopez; Gilbert Lucero and Michael Silva.Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services have been entrusted to:   Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 GarfieldSocorro, NM  87801(575) 835-1530.

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