Lawrence “Larry” Lopes ... Our Valley Home community will miss you! Larry passed away on June 30, 2017 after a short illness. A strong willed, loving, and generous man, he treasured his family and friends beyond measure! As a young man Larry met his future bride at a roping in San Jose, mutual friends were sure the two would be perfect for each other and had great fun setting them up! Leaving the roping together in Larry’s prized pickup truck, the two became great friends, inseparable buddies, and then loving lifelong partners! Jane was a stunning bride in a beautiful white gown, and with her handsome groom at her side, the two would begin an incredible lifetime journey. Larry and Jane were blessed with three remarkable children, Larry, Genna, and Danny. They are the proud grandparents of Emma, Quinn, Lauren, Aubrey, Miranda, and Katelyn. Larry loved to attend school events and activities his grandchildren were involved in. Larry and Jane were married 53 wonderful years! Larry was well known for being a great friend to his many, many friends. He left behind many stories, stories that will be told with laughter and filled with fond memories! He was the kind of man that everyone that knew him, truly loved him and knew they could always count on him. He was a busy man always checking on those around him, making sure his friends and family were okay. He deeply cared about his Valley Home and Oakdale community. After a full time career with the phone company, he found the time to volunteer for Oakdale Rural Fire Department. For years Larry was the trusted and greatly appreciated driver of engine #63, the Oakdale Rural water tender. He was always ready day or night when the call came in. He took great pride in his fire training and skills. Larry was a member of the Oakdale Saddle Club where he surrounded himself with like-minded folks, sharing the cowboy way of life and enjoying each other’s company! We will miss you dear friend.
As always you may reach be at phone at (209) 985-5233 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”