[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Edward Lopez passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Eddie was born on September 22, 1956, to Frank and Stella Lopez in Montrose, Colorado. His spent his childhood in Telluride, Colorado, where he also graduated from high school. He absolutely loved Telluride. Every year he would take his family there and tell them the same stories over and over.

On September 6, 1980, he married the love of his life Sandy Chavez. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Provo Temple March 26, 1982. Together they raised three beautiful daughters.

He was an active member of the LDS church and served in many callings. His favorite calling was the Activities Chairman. He loved planning all the parties.

He loved coaching softball. He coached all three of his daughters, and went on to coach his granddaughter. He was thrilled to have had the opportunity of helping with the Grand County High School softball team the last couple years. He loved all the coaches and he loved the girls.

Eddie loved life and he lived it to the fullest. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, go to his Denver Broncos games, but his most favorite thing was his yearly trip to Disneyland.

He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and the best Papa ever. He always said being a Papa was one of the best things that happened to him. He loved his Grandkids so much.

He is survived by his sweetheart of 35 years, his children Keith and Tracie Carroll, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Lopez of Moab. His grandchildren Alexis, Jaxon, and Braxton Carroll. His mother Stella Lopez, Brothers Felix (Millie) Lopez, Louie (Lori) Lopez, Leroy (Marylou) Lopez, Rick (Pam) Lopez, all of Moab. Sisters Cecilia Lopez, Moab. Irene (Bob) Edwards, Fort Collins, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews who meant the world to him; he loved them with all this heart.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Jaime Lopez Guynn, his father Frank Lopez, his nephew Jason Lopez, son-in-law Dustin Guynn, and mother-in-law Eva Chavez.

Eddie Lopez was an amazing man. He touched so many lives and never met a stranger. He will be truly missed.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at the 4th North Chapel, Moab, UT.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.