Leroy Lopez, 46, of Nageezi, passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1967, in Shiprock, to Tyler and Shirley Lopez. He was born to the Bitter Water Clan (Todich'ii'nii) and born for the Towering House (Kin yaa' aanii).
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Leroy was preceded in death by his aunt, Sarah Smith and husband, Gary Don Peerson; cousin, Ricky Peerson; maternal grandparents, Sport and Margie Smith; and paternal grandparents, Fred Lopez Sr. and Estella Tsosie Begay Lopez.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle A. Lopez; his parents, Tyler and Shirley Lopez; brother, Howard Lopez; and sisters, Sandra Lopez and Sharon Lopez; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, at Brethren in Christ Mission in Otis.
Interment will follow at the Brethren in Christ Mission Cemetery.
Reception will follow at the Brethren in Christ Gymnasium.
Leroy's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Kirtland, 458 Road 6100, 505-598-9636. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Cope Kirtland Chapel
458 County Road 6100 Kirtland, NM 87417
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Oct. 5 to Oct. 30, 2013