Craig Lopez died July 18, 2013, at his home in Delta. He was 66.
A Mass of Christian burial was held July 23 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. Burial followed at Delta City Cemetery.
Mr. Lopez was born in La Grande, Ore., to Lawrence and Berdell (Krausz) Lopez.
He grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, graduating from Carol High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Texas State University San Marcos and a master's degree from Western State College in Gunnison.
He married Cecilia Kreuz Aug. 8, 1971, in Victoria, Texas.
Mr. Lopez was a retired art teacher. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. He enjoyed woodworking, crafts, painting and giving away his creations.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Lopez of Delta; his daughters, Sonya Foster and husband Billy of Grand Junction, and Alexis Lopez of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Gary Lopez of Texas; and a sister, Valerie of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, Delta County Memorial Hospital, or to a charity of one's choice.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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