Daniel Sean Lopez
1981 - 2021
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It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved son and brother Daniel Sean Lopez. He was born December 3, 1981 and died January 24, 2021.

Daniel had the warmest smile. Daniel was the most caring, kind, and empathetic person. He was intelligent, curious, honest, and always thinking out of the box. He loved his nephew and niece and often helped care for them during the pandemic by teaching them drawing, folding origami with them, and reading them stories. He loved his dog, Twinkle, and often walked her at the Rio Grande Nature Center. He introduced his brother Samuel to many new things. From the wonderous escapism found in books and video games to the interesting hobby of keeping tarantulas. He was always a source of new ideas and a shoulder to lean on.

He studied any topic that interested him, including landscaping. He was an artist, naturalist, environmentalist, and philosopher. He constructed many projects using xeriscape and permaculture techniques such as no-till gardening, composting, and rainfall harvesting. Japan fascinated him, and he studied Japanese for many years. He treasured his experience attending a language school in Japan for several months.

Daniel is survived by his mother Daryl Lopez, father Ernie (Eve) Lopez, sister Angelina (Nathan, children Andrew and Miriam) Lopez-Brody, stepsisters Amber (Arnulfo) Lopez and Octavia Jobst, and brother Samuel T. Lopez. Also, by his grandmothers Delia Lopez and Connie Florez, and many other relatives. Grandparents John and Eileen Panowski, Dave Florez and John S. Lopez preceded him.

Daniel will be cremated. No service is planned until after the pandemic is over. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque or crisis intervention causes.

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Published in Pine River Times on Jan. 29, 2021.
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February 17, 2021
Well Dano, You are missed. I will honor you by trying to live my life in the way you did yours. That is, by being kind, being caring, being empathetic. I will go forth validating each person I meet in their own right. I will try not to be judgemental. I will always love you...Dad Ernie Lopez
Ernie Lopez
February 1, 2021
My heart goes out to the family as for Daniel he's finally home and we will join him one day I celebrate his life for he gave so much of himself
Bernadette E Buford
February 1, 2021
What a fabulous person he was a heart of gold and one you can count on he will be missed and I celebrate his life Berna
Bernadette E Buford
February 1, 2021
I am so sorry, Moped. I wish I could have helped you see how delightful you were. You were a lovely friend and your smile will be missed.
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