Jesse Lopez, age 71, passed on Tuesday, September 5th at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Kimberley, his sons Joshua & Aaron Lopez and Jesse Brudevold, his step-daughters Stephanie & Adrienne Roper and preceded in death by son Joseph Brudevold. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
He was born September 5th, 1946 to the late Jesus & Evangelina Lopez, the eldest brother of 8 sisters and 2 brothers. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1964 and graduated with an Associate’s degree from Phoenix College in 1966 who then went on to join the Army. He was a veteran of the 101st Airborne, 3rd Brigade of the 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Retired in 2015 after 46 years at the US Postal Service; in his life he enjoyed reading, soccer, collecting coins and bull riding in his younger days.
Services will be held at Rose Hill Funeral Home on Friday, September 15th at 3:00 pm.