Wayne Allen Lopez Jr.


ALAMOSA — Wayne Allen Lopez Jr., age 35 of Alamosa passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2021. Wayne was born in Fort Ord, California on September 20, 1985, to Jacqueline Taylor and Wayne Lopez. He attended Alamosa High School and graduated in 2004.  He later acquired his Associate of Applied Science-Welding from Trinidad State. 

Wayne will be remembered by many for his contagious smile and charismatic personality. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be fishing, hiking, or mountain biking with Mike. He loved driving his Toyota 4- Runner, creating artistic masterpieces, and playing his guitar. He lived for the moment, laughed quietly, but he loved you forever. Some of the many things he held dear were his daughter, family, and friends. We will remember Wayne for his heart of gold, his compassion for all, and his contagious smile. His memory will be with us for eternity.

Wayne is survived his daughter, Nikaila Leah Lopez, Alamosa; his mother, Jacqueline (Mike Farrington) Taylor, Alamosa; and his father Wayne (Josephine) Lopez, Alamosa. He leaves behind his sole sibling Devin (David) Touchton and nephews, Robert (Rome, Italy) and Riley, and niece, Mia of New Port Ritchie, Florida.

Wayne is survived by his Maternal Grandparents, Robert and Orlinda Taylor of Antonito. His aunts and uncles, Lorraine Garcia, Mogote, Roberta Taylor-Hill (Kenneth Hill) of Alamosa, Robert Taylor (Becky Romero) of Littleton, CO, as well as Anna (Casey) Archuleta of Alamosa.

His cousins Freddie Loveland, Jeremy Loveland, Josh Loveland, Lisa (Dominic) Khoketkham, Laura Garcia, Matt Garcia, Lynn Taylor, Michael (Heidi) Ruybal, Nikki Ruybal, Bryan (Kristy Martinez) Ruybal, Brittany Ruybal, and Casey Archuleta Jr., and Anthony Archuleta. He also leaves many extended aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Fred and Nadine Lopez, Uncle Fred Lopez Jr., and Uncle Richard Garcia.

To avoid COVID restrictions a memorial service date will be announced at a later time to celebrate his life. Arrangements were handled by Romero Funeral Home, Alamosa, CO.

Improve yourself but never change.

Be someone better but stay yourself.

Forget who hurt you yesterday but

don’t forget who loves your everyday.

Forget the past that make your cry and

focus on the present that makes you smile.

-Author unknown

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