Our beloved “Papa” passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 29th, 2019. He was 97 years old. Stanley was born in Santa Ynez California on august 13th to Henry and Olivia Lopez.
Stanley served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 and loved to talk about the places he got to visit during that time.
When Stanley returned home, he was married to the love of his life Dolores, they would have been married for 70 years in May. They loved to travel the country with there family and saw most of the United States on their extensive travels.
Many members of the community remember him as the custodian and bus driver at Santa Ynez High School for many years. He loved traveling with the sports teams and was always there to cheer them on. He would always talk about all the meals he bought for the kids who forgot their money at home or couldn’t afford a meal.
Stanley is survived by his loving wife Dolores, his three sons, Stanley (Suzie), Kenny and Dennis, his grandchildren, John (Kristie), Jakob (Monique) J.D, Joseph (Nina), Brittany (Chris) and Beau, his great grandchildren, Lilly, Gracie, Isabella, Chloe, Lance, Chance, Elodia and Nick. Also, by his brothers Henry (Kitty) and Tom (Rita) and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Stanley will be at Loper Funeral Chapel in Ballard at 11AM Thursday, February 14th.
The family would like to thank Carmie, Stanley’s niece for being there to take such loving care of him the last months of his life. They would also like to thank Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care as well as Loper Funeral Chapel for their kind and respectful care.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.