Gilbert Rudolph Lopez, 86, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2013 in Long Beach, California. Gilbert was born on September 13, 1926 to Alfonso and Pauline Lopez in San Antonito, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary, son John “Sonny” Lopez and son Al Lopez. He is survived by his sister Flora S. Gallegos, wife Rosa, daughters-in-law Barb and Irene, Monica Pigg (Lynn), Michael Lopez (Carol) and Gilbert Jr. “Bumper”. Ten grandchildren Kari Kemp (Jason), Nick Lopez ( Shannon), Jessie Lopez (Jesika), Felicia Gilbert(Henry), Michael Pigg, Nathan Lopez (Karen), Tonya Lopez (Jose Archuleta), Gina Madrid (Josh), Kevin Lopez (Nicole) and Shawnna Ammold (Matt). Seventeen great-grandchildren Bailee, Kaila, Ava, Lailani, Kamea, John, Sonny, Mia, Kayla, Elijah, Angelique, Alyssa, Aliyah, Tyson, Logan, Maria, and Hayden.
Gilbert was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army in the South Pacific. He was an accomplished plumber.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday June 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colorado.