He led us through a journey that will never be forgotten. Hard work and perseverance,
He was born to the late Salvador and Rosaura Lopez, September 4, 1937, in Teonadepa, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his wife Guadalupe U. Lopez and son Leonardo Lopez Jr. He is survived by five children: Mary Elizabeth Ybarra (Juan David +), Yecenia Lopez, and Norberto Lopez (Imelda) of Douglas, Arizona; Gerardo Lopez (Stephanie) of Tucson, Arizona; and Cecilia Clifton (Victor) of Yuma, Arizona. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was the eldest son of seven children: Carolina Gomez (Martin), Lupita Young (Albert), Salvador Lopez (Alicia), Fernando Lopez (Sylvia), Rosalia Bernal (J. Alejandro), and Alfredo Lopez (Evita).
Leonardo retired from Motorola in 2000, after 15 years of service. During that time he rose to the security clearance level in the maintenance department. While at Motorola, he eagerly participated in various training programs, two of which he proudly later served as a volunteer fire fighter at Motorola and as a hospital volunteer at a metropolitan hospital in Mesa. Prior to his position at Motorola he was a member of the Local Carpenters Union, retiring then with 30 years of service. He also proudly served our country as a Tank Commander in the Army Reserves during Viet Nam and became a member of the Bushmasters Club. He was passionate about his work, always committing himself to the fullest on any task. He enjoyed working outdoors, lending a hand, and most all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an active participant of the Immaculate and St. Luke’s Catholic church. Always full of life, his sense of humor was endless and brought smiles upon everyone’s faces. He always enjoyed a good time, and never missed an important event. When needed most, Leonardo was always there for his family.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 with a Rosary for Leonardo being recited at 11:00 a.m. at the Brown Page Mortuary Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated following the Rosary at 12:00 Noon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 364-3434