December 18, 1963 ~ December 7, 2020

Born in: Trinidad, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Jacqueline “Jacque” Sue Lopez, 56, passed Dec. 7, 2020 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. She was born on Dec. 18, 1963, in Trinidad, Colorado to Albert and Rebecca Lovato and was one of 16 children. Jacque counted being born into a large and loving family as one of her many blessings. Jacque was raised and grew up in the little town of Trinidad and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1982. She set her sights on her future as she began what turned into a 40 year career in Civil Service, initially beginning with the Social Security Administration. After numerous promotions, Jacque transitioned into supporting the medical needs of U.S. Veterans as she finished her career in the Veteran’s Health Administration Agencies.
Although she worked full time from the moment she graduated, her value for education drove her to complete her Associates degree in 1985, her B.S. in Health Information from Regis University in 1999, and she completed her B.S. in two years instead of four, all the while working.
In addition to her career, Jacque loved her family and loved being a mom. Her first bundle of joy, Christopher “Chrissers”, was born in 1986 and together they moved to Pueblo so she could advance in her career with the Social Security Administration. In 1990, Jacque had her second son, Isaiah “Zayzee”, and again they moved to continue with her career path, but this time to La Junta, Colorado. It was there while working at Ft. Lyon, that she crossed paths with her soul mate and the love of her life, Lonnie Lopez, who she fondly called “CoCo.”
Soon after meeting Lonnie they began to build their life together which included bringing their boys together: Christopher and Isaiah with Carlos and Brandon. In December of 1999, Jacque moved back to Pueblo, but this time with her husband Lonnie and their four rambunctious boys. It was there in Pueblo, that they purchased their family home and began their family adventures which included traveling. Being together and traveling together was important to her, whether they were traveling near or far. Jacque was a true “mouseketeer” and this included traveling to the Disney theme parks in Florida, California, and Europe. As a couple, they also traveled to many places: Brazil, Italy (Florence, Venice & Rome) Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Paris, France, Spain, and Hawaii. Jacque wanted to see it all, and this included traveling to see her boys, Brandon and Isaiah, as they served in the U.S. Air Force. These trips took her to San Francisco, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mississippi, San Antonio, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Although Jacque loved to travel across the country and internationally, she also loved the traditions they developed closer to home as a family which included yearly summer adventures to Water World, camping at Monument Lake, attending the Pueblo State Fair, and going to many, many music concerts.
In addition to her zest for life and adventure for travel, Jacque was a people person. She was a happy and kind soul and had a way of drawing everyone in. She was a generous and loving person who showered everyone with gifts and made everyone feel special. An incredible story teller, Jacque could capture the room and had a talent for making everyone laugh, especially when she gave them nicknames.
Jacque had a big heart and loved her lifelong partner, Lonnie, more than anything. Not only was he her husband and best friend, he was a part of her and nobody knew her better than he.
She is preceded in death by her son, Brandon Lopez; parents, Albert and Rebecca Lovato; sisters, Judith Ann Lovato, Cora Yzaguirre and Debbie Archuletta; and brothers, Tom, James, Larry and Toby Lovato.
She is survived by her loving spouse of 29 years, Lonnie Lopez; furry companion Gunner Lopez; children, Christopher (Heather) Sanchez, Carlos (Meghan) Lopez, and Isaiah Lucero; grandsons, Caleb & Justus Sanchez, Nash and Cruz Lopez; and granddaughter, Evalina Lucero; Mama and Papa Bear, Jose and Erlinda Lopez; sister-in-law, Tracey (Joe) Lucero; brother-in-law, Nicholas (Susie) Lopez; brothers, Gerald, Donald, Wayne, Ray, Ken (Mandy) and Shawn Lovato; sisters, Arlene Lovato, Laverne (Alberto) Romero; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at The Avenue Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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Funeral Service: December 16, 2020 10:00 am

The Avenue Church
3030 Thatcher Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005

719-561-1512
http://www.avenuepueblo.org/

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  1. CandleImageIt has been a little time now, but I am so sorry for the loss of you in our lives. After meeting you and Lonnie with Brandon in Spangdahlem you were so kind to me and always having the nicest things to say to me over Facebook and you know how close of friends Brandon and I were that you included me with news about him. Thank you for making me feel part of the family is a small but important way, and though I know you wanted me to come and visit so we could talk and visit Brandon’s grave, I’ll still make that trip so I can visit you both. Rest In Peace! You will be missed, but thank you for what we all have to remember.

  2. CandleImageMy heart is so broken. My deepest condolences to all my Lopez and Lovato family. Life will never be the same without our Jackie. I pray for eternal peace in heaven! I will never forget you, my sweet generous cousin. ♥️🙏♥️🙏

  3. Jacque was an amazing person. She was beautiful and had a fun loving personality. Everyone loved her. I worked with Jacque when she was in high school. My deepest condolence to the family. May Jacque Rest In Peace!

  4. CandleImageTo the family of our sweet beautiful friend Jaqueline Lopez I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Jacque many years ago when our children hung out in their high school days. Jacque always treated my girls with so much love and kindness. Even after the kids graduated and went their separate ways she would always make it a point to ask me about my girls and made sure to tell me just how much she loved all of us so very much. My heart is truly broken. To know her was to love her! Our condolences to her husband Lonnie, her children Isaiah, Chris and Carlos, her precious grandchildren. My beautiful friend I know your in heaven with our hito Brandon Lopez, give him a BIG hug for us. You both will be forever loved and missed.

    Carmen, Elicia and Marissa Romero

  5. Coacher, our deepest condolences. Our love for you and Jacque and family is enormous. We will miss that little firecracker, Coach Sis and Janet Sisneros

  6. CandleImageRIP Jacque. We had not worked together for at least 15 years if not longer. You are a beautiful person inside and out. Your obituary describes you so well. You always came up to me to say Hello when we would be out in the public. You will be missed by so many. God bless you and I know that you are now an angel in Heaven. My condolences to your family and God be with them in their path to healing.

  7. That’s such a wonderful picture of Jacque! She truly was beautiful inside and out.
    She will be missed…
    I feel for you Lonnie. I’m sorry and you are in my thoughts.

  8. My dear friend you will be missed. I will always remember all the good times we had and your love for life and your family and friends. Thank you for always being so good to me and my family. We love you and may you rest in eternal peace.

  9. CandleImageRIP Jacque. We were coworkers, so many years ago, at Social Security. I remember your beautiful smile & your friendliness. Enjoyed seeing you on Facebook with Leslie.

    Condolences to your husband & your sons. You will be missed by many.

  10. CandleImageMy Leela-our hearts are broken and we are in disbelief. Your zest for life and unwavering dedication to your family is a testament to the person you were and why you will be missed by so many. I will miss your warm welcome when I would visit. I will miss your Christmas decor and your amazing sense of style. I will miss your beautiful eyes and crazy laugh! I will miss your baby talk and your hand gestures/gangs signs. I will miss your dirty talk and the “shock and awe” when you would say the craziest things and would make everyone laugh! You were truly the life of the party! I will miss that we called each other Leela and when we would say Lalu (love you) to one other. My beautiful friend rest in God’s peace and know that you will forever be remembered. Lalu Leela 💕

    My condolences to the Lopez and Lovato families. God Bless all of you!

  11. CandleImageDearest Jacque, Our hearts are broken that you had to leave. You will be remembered for your beautiful spirit and giving heart. Your shining smile and joyous laughter that made everyone want to laugh along with you! Thank you Hita, for always letting me know how our Christopher was doing it meant so much to me. I wish I could’ve spent more time in your company. You will Never be forgotten Sweet Girl..❤️
    I will be keeping Your loves, Lonnie, Christopher, Isaiah, Carlos, Grandbabies and All who Loved and Cherished you in my prayers for comfort and healing… May Our Father God Bless your Sweet Soul and may you find rest and peace with your Son Brandon in Heaven…🙏 Love, Aunty Diana

  12. We are so saddened by Jacque’s passing. We’ve known her for many years and will miss her. She had a great personality that matched her laugh and smile.
    Love, Paul & Anita Esquibel and Family

  13. CandleImageDearest Jacque, You will never be forgotten Sweet Girl. Thank you for being apart of our lives, for giving us your “Light” in this World.. Thank you for beautiful smile and joyous laughter!, for your giving heart.
    My Deepest Condolences to Lonnie, Christopher, Isaiah, all the Grandchildren and All the Family.. Love, Aunty Diana & David.

  14. CandleImageI will always remember Jacque as sooo happy and fun! She always welcomed me when Isaiah would bring me to the Pueblo family festivities. She was the life of the party! I will also always remember the time I spent with her in San Antonio after Isaiah graduated basic training. Sending all my love and condolences to all her family! 🙏❤

  15. CandleImageLonnie and family…my heart goes out to you. I will always cherish the memories of Jacque when we worked on Fortino. We had a wonderful time. I especially remember her story of losing her car keys and you and she tore her office apart to find them. She was a jewel.

  16. Lonnie and family, We are heartbroken to hear of the loss of Jacque. She was such a kind and friendly neighbor, always with a smile and wave. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  17. CandleImageLonnie, May the Lord be with you and your family during these difficult times. I pray that he gives you the strength to move forward in honor of your wife knowing that she is in a better place.

  18. CandleImageBeautiful Jacque it is so hard saying goodbye to your physical being. I love you my friend, you are in paradise now. I know you are so happy with our Lord, we talked about how you loved him and how you knew you would be embraced by him when it was your time. I just didn’t know it would be this soon. I know you are with Brandon and that warms my heart. You will always be with me… I know this because God brought us together as friends for a reason. I will miss the many talks and laughs we had, talking about our lives, loves, and worries. You reminding me not to worry because God already had a plan for us, so why worry. You were such a beauty, sassy, classy, smart and fun. I love you my friend and will miss my go to girl… calling you with any news, stories about friends or family, or just to be silly. I love you Jacque💞 I miss you so much😢 Joe and the boys loved you and will miss you. You made them laugh with your nicknames and stories you and asking about their lives and loves🌺❤️
    Lonnie, Kris, Isaiah, Carlos, Lopez, and Lovato family, we are sending you all our strength, comfort and love. May God surround you and embrace you with peace and love🙏🏽❤️ Love you all

  19. Our condolences to cousin Lonnie your family and Jacques family. Jacque was one of kind she had a big heart . Loved her beautiful smile and joking around she made us laugh. Our beautiful Jacque will be missed. Will be praying for you and your families in this difficult time. Love you all dearly. ❤️RIP Jacque Love Thomas and Kathy

  20. CandleImageI am so, so sorry for your loss Lonnie. Keep your faith it’s the only way to get through this. Jackie was such a beautiful person inside and out. You two made such a beautiful couple. Her light has not been extinguished it is still burning brightly in your heart. Sending prayers. I love you. Debbie Blevins

  21. CandleImageThank for being a wonderful woman to my nephew calub and my niece mama . You were always so nice and amazing to us all. You will be missed by all of us we love u .
    Lopez,Valles,Martinez, Ayala family

  22. CandleImageJackie, I can’t believe you’re gone !!!!! I have so many hilarious moments in my mind… you and Lonnie always cracking me up … the way you called me “hita.” I always admired how beautiful you were , how happy you were, the way you laughed , you’re straight up approach , how clean your house was… I could go on and on. I remember how often I saw you when I was pregnant with Adriano . I remember when first met him and you called him “Dwano.” From then on … he was Drano! You Called me “J” And we would laugh when you’d say ,” hita , when you get ready you can look like whole new woman!” We would laugh!!!
    I am so deeply saddened for Lonnie , Chris, Isaiah, your grandchildren , your sister Laverne. I know you’re with your parents and Brandon. I’m hurt for My momma and all your close friends who loved you dearly …. words cannot express how much joy and laughter you have brought . I am truly blessed to have know you and you’re family . I pray you get to have Disney in the sky ! My deepest condolences…
    love you Jackie🙏😭😢

  23. Jacque was a beautiful women with a heart of gold. She was the best mother in law anyone could ever ask for. I never once had to worry about Caleb because she was always thinking about him and his needs. She spoiled him rotten. Every time I disciplined caleb she would say “ NO not my Bebe he is innocent” she even wanted to come help him scrub the floors lol. Every time someone needed information about another person I always called Jacque she was the best investigator. She found their date of birth, where they were living, ex boyfriends or girlfriends, where they worked and the list goes on. I will miss our weekly calls of gossiping and you calling me so I can do your make up for whatever themed party you were going to. Jacque made the best stuffing and fruit salad ever I’d always tell her to save me some on the sneaks and she did. I will forever be thankful for the time God gave us with you. I will cherish the memories i have with you forever.

  24. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to Lonnie, my cousin Jackie’s children, and to all her brothers and sisters. We were very saddened by her passing. I will always remember her smile and her outgoing personality. Grant is Lord Oh Most Pious Lord that by your death and holy burial you should take the blessed soul of Jackie Lovato Lopez to rest in the glory of the resurrection where you Lord live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for all the ages of ages Amen. Love you cousin Rest In Peace.
    Victoria Lovato Gettler
    Valorie Lovato
    Dave Lovato
    Teresa Sampson Lovato
    And
    Aunty Dora Lovato

  25. Jacque our hearts are broken knowing that you are not with us any longer💔… You are flying high beautiful angel… We miss all the laughs and all the nicknames you had for us .. kirkies n cream and Hannah Banana…Our trips and drives to the Colorado State wrestling tournament Because our husbands are both officials… but most importantly you are a wonderful friend to my dear sister Melinda thank you for being such a good friend to her. May God comfort Lonnie your sons and your family ❤️ Rest in peace our beautiful friend. Kirk , Lisa Waldero and family.

  26. CandleImageMy sincerest condolences to Lonnie their children and all of her friends and relatives. You are all in my prayers. My God surround you all with his loving arms and provide you will peace, strength and comfort.

  27. Our favorite memory was at one of Jacque and Lonnie’s famous pool BBQs. Em and I were super new to our relationship and while I had been over before they had never met her. Once we got there Em realized she didn’t have a bathing suit but Jacque being the kind woman she was told her not to worry about it and let her borrow one of hers. Jacque was always inclusive with a “the more the merrier” attitude for parties and events. She was a great woman and will be missed dearly.

  28. CandleImageMy Brother Lonnie my Wife and I love you and your family. We know that words cannot express how you feel. But I know after speaking to you today that you have put your trust in the Lord Jesus and that your Son and wife are in his presence. Brother today we cried together and prayed together. Today I witness your strength and Love you have in God We are so blessed to have know Jackie and Brandon. Brother we all love you. Ernie and Lisa and family. Family forever.

  29. My condolences to you Lonnie and the family. I met Jacque when i worked at Woolsworth her and the girls came in for lunch. Then i found out she was Erlinda daughter in law we met at your mom and dads Anniversary and it was so good to know she was in the family. I love her she was beautiful inside and out always happy she will be missed .🙏🙏🙏❤

  30. My deepest condolences to Lonnie and the entire Lopez and Lovato families.
    Jacque was a very special, fun, and beautiful person. I enjoyed getting to know her through my sister Melinda. Jacque and Melinda were very close friends. Jacque not only loved Melinda, she also loved her family and was kind to all of us. That was one of Jacque”s great qualities. I will certainly miss Jacque^s very outgoing and fun sense of humor. She always made me laugh, especially when she would randomly send me pictures of the Aladdin cartoon and call me Princess Jasmine. Another nickname she gave out. 😉
    Like my sister, I will always remember her bright smile, big heart, and infectious laugh.
    Rest in peace Jacque ♡

  31. CandleImageLonnie, Isaiah and family,
    May the memories held deep inside your heart, help to comfort you… You’re in my prayers. With deepest sympathy.
    Angela, Gil and family

  32. CandleImageLonnie, Isaiah and family,
    May the memories held deep inside your heart, help to comfort you… You’re in my prayers. With deepest sympathy.
    Angela, Gil and family

  33. CandleImageJacque was such a ray of sunshine and so so loved. We considered her, Lonnie, Brandon and Isaiah our “Pueblo family.” They were always so welcoming and made us feel like a part of the family. Jordan and I loved going over to the backyard BBQ’s that they were always hosting. Whenever we’d walk in Jacque would say, “Oh! My favorite white couple!” Which always gave us a big laugh.
    I feel so blessed to have been able to get to know and love both Jacque and Brandon. They had such big hearts.
    My love and prayers go out to our “Pueblo family.”

  34. CandleImageLife will never be the same without you jackers..I am so proud of the women you became.. you were smart, strong, beautiful, independent, a wonderful mother to your boys and a great grandmother to your grandchildren..a loving, kind and giving sister..I’m so sorry for the time I lost with you but I was lost in my own world.. please forgive me.. I loved our long talks even up to the day you went to the hospital.. I just can’t believe that it would be the last time I spoke to you… if there was anyone I would have chosen to be with my boy’s it would have been you… give my boys my love.. hug my mom and dad for me.. tell my brothers and sisters I love them… I am so jealous that you are with my boys.. forgive me sister bear.. I love you and I will never forget what a beautiful sister you were to me.. love you Jackers ♥️

  35. CandleImageMy heart is broken for the loss of my beautiful friend Jacque. You were such a blessing to me and my family. We go way back and I have so many memories of that beautiful face and smile. I will miss you so much my dear friend. My condolences to Lonnie, Chris, Isaiah, Lavern and the rest of the family. Rest In Peace.

  36. Lonnie I know the pain you are feeling is unbearable. Jacque had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile. She lit up a room. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 💞🙏💞🙏

    • My deepest condolences to Lonnie and the entire Lopez and Lovato families.
      Jacque was a very special, fun, and beautiful person. I enjoyed getting to know her through my sister Melinda. Jacque and Melinda were very close friends. Jacque not only loved Melinda, she also loved her family and was kind to all of us. That was one of Jacque”s great qualities. I will certainly miss Jacque^s very outgoing and fun sense of humor. She always made me laugh, especially when she would randomly send me pictures of the Aladdin cartoon and call me Princess Jasmine. Another nickname she gave out. 😉
      Like my sister, I will always remember her bright smile, big heart, and infectious laugh.
      Rest in peace Jacque ♡

  37. My beautiful sister. We will miss you very much. May God put his arms around you and comfort you!

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