Louie Mike Lopez, age 64, passed away on Friday February 1, 2019 at UNMH while surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on November 29, 1954 to Ray and Melba (Maestas) Lopez in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up, Louie and his family lived in California for a short period of time, where he and his brother learned to surf. After graduating from Albuquerque High School, he served in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged to help care for his grandparents and younger brother.
Louie enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, darts, pool, card games, watching cartoons, western movies, and spending time with his beloved furry four legged companion Weda. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Melba; his brothers, Leonard Lopez , Alfonso Gutierrez, and his grandparents Ignacio and Eufelia Montano.
Louie is survived by his former wife Rita; sons, Leonard, Danny (Carolina); daughter ,Cynthia (Berlina); uncle, Joe Montano; six grandchildren Eloisa, Ammy, Celina, Ben, Daniel, and Santiago; three great-grandchildren Aidin, Ben, and Luna; loving mother-in-law Della; sister-in-laws, Marcy, Dora, Alma and Pam; brother-in-laws, Jim and Sid; several nieces and nephews and numerous life long friends who will miss him dearly.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all family and friends for their loving prayers and support during this difficult time.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 12, 2019 at St Anne’s Catholic Church starting at 8am. A Rosary will be recited at 8:20 and mass to follow at 9am. A reception will be held in the church hall after mass. Pallbearers will be Jim Hardy, Christopher Hardy, Michael Hardy, Ben Chavez, Daniel Chavez, and Jesse Aragon.
St Anne’s Catholic Church - 1400 Arenal Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.