Joseph Abe Lopez

We mourn with heavy hearts a person that some have called a “legend” in Sanpete County. Joseph Abe Lopez, July 29, 1944 – Nov. 17, 2013, was born in the Summit Ridge area of southwestern Colorado to Frank and Juanita Lopez.

On Dec. 28, 1963, he married the love of his life Gloria Martinez, Abe had five brothers, a sister, and six children; Teresa and Marcos of Nephi, Jose and Robin of Nephi, Tammy and Stephen of Ephraim, Johnny and Heaven of Logan and Donny and Kammy of Ephraim. Abe loved to spend his spare time fishing and traveling. Yellowstone was his favorite place, drinking coffee with his friends and spending time with his wife and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, beloved mother-in-law, beautiful daughter Elizabeth Ann Lopez and brothers Poncho and Victor Lopez, both of Summit Ridge. Abe had 22 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N. 100 W) in Mount Pleasant, Utah. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at noon with a visitation starting at 11 a.m. in the Ephraim 2nd Ward LDS Chapel (420 N 200 W) in Ephraim. Online condolences at