George was born in Taos, New Mexico on June 14, 1943, to Horacio F. Lopez and Rita Lopez. He was the third oldest of 12 children.
The family later moved to Utah where George met and wed his sweetheart, Claudia Kay Hitesman, on Feb. 17, 1961. Together they created a family of five children, 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
George worked many jobs throughout his life, always doing what was needed to raise and support his family. He retired from US Mag after 33 years of service.
George enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with his family, his weekly trips to the “barber shop,” football and Keno.
George was known for his admirable work ethic and dependability. He was always the first to show up and the last to leave.
George is survived by his five children: Tim Lopez, Leslie (William) Anderson, Theresa (Jerry) Montoya, Stephanie Gonzales and George Lopez; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gilbert (LaRae) Lopez, Henry (Kaye) Lopez, Mathew (Edna) Lopez; sisters, Lydia (Dan) Dowguard, Bella (Danny) Kinder, Margaret Lopez and Bernice Lopez.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife Claudia Lopez, mother Rita Lopez, father Horacio Lopez, and brothers Leroy, Lee, Joseph and Leo Lopez.
Services will be held in his honor on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at St. Marguerite Catholic Church. A viewing will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by mass at 11:30 a.m., with interment at Tooele City Cemetery. There will be a luncheon at the church after the service.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Harmony Hospice and to Dr. Holt and staff for their kindness and care.
George was full of life and had many lifelong friends. We will miss his determination, strength and smile. We love you Dad/Grandpa.