St Anne's Catholic Church
1400 Arenal Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
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Diego Lopez Obituary
Lopez, Diego

This is in memory of our beloved brother Diego Elijio Lopez, who passed away Monday, April 18th, 2016. May the good Lord bless him and keep him safe in his journey that follows.

Diego grew up in the Albuquerque South Valley. He attended St. Anne Catholic School and graduated from Rio Grande High School in 1969. He received additional education at UNM. He was 65 years old, having been born on February 28th, 1951. He lived more in those 65 years than most people live in a 150 years. Diego was an indomitable spirit, born with athletic gifts and a large frame that he took for granted. He was strong like an ox. He was lightning fast with a left right punching attack that left stars if they found you. He could drive a golf ball on point more than 300 yards. With the quick sharp mind of street smart entrepreneur and the heart of a gambler, Diego made millions and lost them too. He had a generous heart. There is nothing he wouldn't do for a family member or a friend. He loved life, and lived life to the fullest. Elvis Presley was one of his favorites. Diego was handsome and smooth like Elvis. He was a ladies man and always thought of himself as a player not a coach. Diego knew people all over the Southwest and Midwest. His business dealings took him far and wide across the USA. Diego loved traveling and being in new places. He is now on his final journey.

He is survived by five brothers and a sister. He will be missed deeply by his family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW at 9:00 AM, Thursday, July 21, 2015. Interment will be held immediately following the funeral Mass at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd.SE, Rio Rancho NM.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Diego's name to the Salvation Army.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 20, 2016
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