Christopher Lopez died Thursday, May 29, 2003. He was 5.
He was born June 14, 1997, in Aspen to Alvaro and Maria Lopez.
During his short life, Chris touched many lives. His life was not easy, but he met his challenges with a smile, and those who knew him remember that crooked little smile. He was well-known in the Valley. Whether he was at his favorite restaurant or in the grocery store, everyone knew him. He gave joy to all those who met him. He spread his special brand of sunshine and warmed our hearts.
Chris was the center of a very caring, supportive and close family. He was showered with love daily. This environment mad him a very strong little person. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He loved music and dancing. His favorite clothes were cowboy boots and hats. He was a fan of the rodeo.
Chris loved to go to school. He attended Crystal River Elementary Preschool. His family was very proud of all the things he was learning. His mother took great pride in her little mans. You seldom saw one without the other. They did so much together – singing, dancing, watching TV, etc.
Chris was becoming bilingual and was his mother’s teacher.
Chris had a great life, full of people who loved him. He was a strong little person, but his body was tired and the angels wanted him in Heaven.
Viewing is from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th in Glenwood Springs.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at St. Mary of the Crown Church in Carbondale.
Anyone wishing to help the family with funeral expenses may send contributions to the Christopher Lopez Fund at Alpine Bank in Carbondale.
Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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