Gilbert Fred Lopez
1949 ~ 2017
Our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, and Grandfather, Gilbert Fred Lopez, 68, passed away on October 31, 2017. He was born on April 5, 1949 in Bingham Canyon, Utah to William "Wee" Lopez and Mary Jane Nichols. During his childhood he enjoyed playing baseball, riding bikes, golfing, and hiking in the Bingham Canyon Hills. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1967. He was married to Janet Lee Hunt on September 12, 1980; later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple on December 11, 2001. They were married for 37 years. Gilbert was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. He and Janet served as Guest Service missionaries from May 2013 to May 2016. He enjoyed serving the public during his time as a missionary. He worked at Kennecott Copper for 20 years and then Salt Lake City Corporation for 26 years until he retired in 2012. Gilbert was passionate about golfing and loved working at the golf course during his retirement. He loved sports and devotedly cheered for the Utah Jazz, the Utah Utes, and loved baseball. Gilbert's kindness and enthusiasm was contagious and he never met a person that he didn't try and befriend and genuinely care about. Gilbert was happiest when he was serving and spending quality time with his family.
Survivors: wife; children, Chris (Kimberly) Lopez, Lindsey (Tali) May, Michael Lopez; grandchildren, Kaleigh and Payton Lopez, Brooklyn, Cayden and Hudson May; father; sisters: Susan Wood, Billie Hewitt, Tammie (Martin) Iverson. Preceded in death: mother; brother, Al Lopez; sister, Diane Lopez.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Country Park 8th Ward LDS Chapel, 1988 West 11400 South, South Jordan, Utah. Viewing will be held at Anderson & Goff Mortuary, 11859 South 700 East, Draper, on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m., and on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment, Bluffdale City Cemetery.www.goffmortuary.com
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 5, 2017.