Robert R. Lopez. 66, of Nampa, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, surrounded by his family.
"Bobby," as he was known by friends and family, was born Dec. 12, 1945, in Ogden, Utah, to parents Joe and Effie Lopez and was raised in Rigby.
In 1968, he married Jeanine Letham, and moved to Wyoming. It was there that his first two children, Andrea and Tyson, were raised. Bobby later returned to Idaho and had a daughter, Joey. In 1998, he married his soul mate, Linda Carter.
Bobby held many jobs throughout his career, heavy equipment mechanic being his favorite. His journeys took him east to west, from the Alaska pipeline to the shores of Guyana, South America, offering his skilled hands to help others. He was a "jack of all trades," and those that he touched certainly benefited.
Bobby enjoyed many activities such as gardening, fishing, camping, poker and watching football being his favorite. These activities associated him with many different people, and his notorious banter will be missed by all.
On his birthday last year, after battling liver cancer, he received a special gift, a new liver. Unfortunately, in August of this year, the cancer returned to his new liver and became too much for him to endure.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jimmy, Joe and Jake; his sisters, Joey and Millie; and daughter, Joey Amber.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his brother, Ralph; sisters, Carmen and Pricilla; his daughter, Andrea (Dan Skoric); son, Tyson; grandchildren, Riley, Caden and Jericho; stepchildren, Paula, Jake, Lonnie and Maria; step-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. South in Nampa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the
or the American Transplant Association.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.nampafuneralhome.com.