Lopez, Richard Edward 07/19/1954 ~ 07/24/2013 CARLSBAD -- After a sudden illness, Rick Lopez was called home into the loving arms of his heavenly Father. A lifelong Carlsbadian, he is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 29 years, Deb; father, Richard V. Lopez; and sisters, Carol (Cam) Covington and Barbara Echevarria who will all cherish him in their hearts. Rick was predeceased by his mother, Carmen Sylveria (Acuna). He will be greatly missed by his family and multitude of friends. A talented artist and photographer, Rick was loved by everyone for his humor, kindness and generosity. Please join us for a celebration of his life at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding, Carlsbad on Sunday, August 4th at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shared Hope International or Gideons International.