January 13, 1981 ~ April 11, 2022
Jonathan Manuel Lopez, 41, passed away at his residence in Lakeside, Arizona on April 11, 2022. Jon was born on January 13, 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his parents Natalie Lopez Baca and stepfather Manuel C. Baca, grandmother Erlinda Lopez; sisters Linda Marie Valladares, 42, Tiffany Rose Pippin, 43; stepsiblings Antonette Baca, Valerie Mada, Michelle Lizarraga, Yvette Alcala, Manuel N. Baca, and Esperanza Loera; children Gabriel Zeller Lopez, 24, Destinee Rae Lopez, 22, Alissa Lee Lopez, 20, Jonathan Manuel Lopez Jr, 18; numerous nieces and nephews; and his little special partner-niece Erynn Valladares.
Jon had so much love for his children and family. All Jon ever wanted was to have his children around him. Jon was so full of life, love and compassion. he was so empathetic and self-sacrificing, always thinking of the other person, sometimes forgetting himself in the process. Jon was a very positive and inquisitive person, even as a child, he always wanted to know the “why’s and the how come’s” of everything that was said around him. Jon loved music, singing, dancing, he had so much humor, always making us laugh. Jon loved making funny videos, as some of his friends might remember those short comical interviews, he was such a character sometimes.
Jon will always be a part of us, loved and missed dearly, till the day we meet again…you may be gone but never ever will you be forgotten…we hold you in our hearts, thoughts and in our prayers.