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Obituary for Amber Katrie Marie Lopez

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Amber Katrie Marie Lopez

June 15, 1978 - November 9, 2012

A TRIBUTE TO OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERAMBER KATRIE MARIE LOPEZBeloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, and walking angel passed away on November 9, 2012. She was born on June 15, 1978 in Ogden, UT., to Joleen Johnson-Clifford and Orland Lopez. Amber was blessed by having to fathers when she was little. She enjoyed hunting and skiing with her dad Orland. She was raised by and treasured by 2nd father David Clifford, whom she referred to as Papa Cliff. Amber was the first born and her mother’s pride and joy. She graduated from Northridge High School in 1996 with honors and attended Salt Lake Community College where she studied Criminal Justice getting her Associates Degree.Amber was an extraordinary role model and a true inspiration naturally to friends, family and her co-workers. She was an amazing and selfless person with a heart of gold. She put everyone and everything first without expecting anything in return. The passions in Amber’s life were in her enjoyment of the UTE Football games and watching them play with her friends, family and father Cliff. In her Marilyn Monroe Collection, and in filling her heart and soul with her music; singing and drawing which was her gift. She enjoyed camping, barbequing, and her greatest joy was spending time with her family, friends and dog Snookie. Amber is survived by and will be greatly missed by her parents, Joleen Johnson-Clifford (David), and Orland Lopez, Barbara and Deni Dunn, who were like second parents to her as they loved her and watched her flourish into a bright and beautiful woman, by her foster children, nephews and nieces, Joseph and Stonee Romero, and Nico Montes; her siblings, Angel Lopez (Rob Calaguas), Marie (Ryan) Steed, Michelle (Joseph) Romero, Christina (Donny) Young, David Clifford Jr., Derrick Clifford, Dena Clifford, adopted siblings; Israel Ramirez, Sofia Ramirez, Karla Ramirez and boyfriend, Glen Brandt. She is also survived by her grandmothers: May Cordova and Percides Lopez, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Amber was preceded in death by her brother, Jay Jr. Johnson, grandparents, Jay Cordova, Timoteo and Dora Lopez and John and Elle Clifford. She will also meet a special Uncle Chris Lopez, along with many other special relatives when she joins our Heavenly Father. Funeral services for Amber will be held at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 506, 24th Street, Ogden, on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Family will meet with friends on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street. Ogden, with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m.Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. Please send us your condolences and a memory at



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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

St. Joseph Catholic Church


514 24th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Amber Katrie Marie Lopez

Born: June 15, 1978
Died: November 9, 2012

Condolences for Amber Katrie Marie Lopez

Treasure Moore posted on 6/19/17

I miss you Tia amber I wish you will still here but I know you are watching over us and having a great time in heaven snooki misses you but don't worry you are watching over him I miss your Marilyn Monroe collection your tamales your room your house your fuzzy Marilyn Monroe blanket the Mexican puppet that Tia angel said was her boyfriend I miss your laugh your smile your glasses your Chinese warrior doll most of all I miss you and everything about you I love you Tia and I will never forget you ❤


Stonee posted on 1/3/13

Mom, I Miss you like crazy. I never got to tell you thank you for everything you did for me. I miss your voice and your beautiful smile (: you were my best friend i love when you would sing and your laugh . l Love you <3


Stonee posted on 11/30/12

Tomorrow will be three weeks since you left this beautiful word.. I never got to tell you thank you.. Your were the one i could talk to about anything and you always had something good to say.. I know i put you throw a lot and i wish i could take everything back what i did and what i said to you. Your weren't just my aunt you were my mom and my best friend!! I miss your smile and your laugh!! sometimes i wait for you to come home from work not even thinking that your gone.. I remember when i would sleep in your bed!! I miss those day!! When I have kids i'm going to tell them how wonderful your were to me and how special you ment to me. I wish i could just spend a couple more years with you. I wish you could see me graduate and get married and have my little family. I Know your watching me.. I love you and miss you much <3


George and Valayne Love posted on 11/25/12

JoJo and Dave, We are sadden to hear of your daughter's passing. Though we didn't know her well, your love for her is clear. May the Lord bless you with peace and please know that you are in our prayers.


Mary Jo Webb posted on 11/23/12

I am suprised and saddened to hear of Amber's passing. I am sorry for your family's great loss, sorrow and grief. May you find comfort in your memories of her and also inspired by the great person Amber was. I will miss you, Amber.


Sandie Adams posted on 11/21/12

Amber you will be missed very much, I love and consider myself blessed to have had you as a close friend.


Carissa Montour and family posted on 11/20/12

I am so sorry for your heartache and loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


NOE VELASCO posted on 11/16/12

te voy a estranar por el resto de mi vida mi buen amiga amber mi pocahontas es como te empese adecir cuando nos conocimos 8 anos atras que dios te acoja en su gloria y pidele por los que nos quedamos dios te vendiga y que no nos desampare descan sa en paz


Carla & Robert Aldridge posted on 11/16/12

Glen's relatives(uncle and aunt), please except our condolence. May God be with your family during this time.


Mike and Niki Cussimanio posted on 11/16/12

Orland we are so saddend to hear about your beautiful daughter, our thought and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you all during this difficult time.


Rene and meli Landin posted on 11/16/12



Frank and Marilyn Payan and family posted on 11/16/12

Dear Orland and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Amber. She was a beautiful and caring person.Frank and Marilyn Payan and family


Gina Thompson posted on 11/16/12

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gina Thompson


Marcella Saenz posted on 11/15/12

Dear Orlie and Joleen, Glen, Stony and Joseph, Angle, Christina, Michelle, Nicco and Dre my deepest condolences in the loss of our angle Amber,Amber was a beautiful person inside and out she gave of herself in every way and it was a real privlidge to know her and to see pure love in action. She was generous with her house, time, money, and effort dedicating herself to seeing the children and her family through with shelter, clothing and food when no one else would. She gave all to her family, centering her love on Glen, Stony and Joseph, may this carry you through in the days to come. A pride and joy to Orland, and Joleen whom she loved and modeled her life after the values taught her,... family first! Her continued care for them not asking anything in return and her persistance, not giving up when things were so tough and rocky and her health failed. She will forever be remembered with warm loving thoughts. We truly loved her smile, good looks and big heart. She was a great sister, niece and mother, she will be greatly missed Thank you for sharing her with us. Our prayers are for you and the children, may you find the dream that held her life and uphold her vision.


Darrell and Renata Braham posted on 11/15/12

Christine, Donny & Lopez Family, You are in our prayers in your time of Sorrow and we pray that you will find peace in God's Will. We love you all! Darrell and Renata


Traci sanchez posted on 11/15/12

i love u amber and u will b dearly miss to me and my family mwah!


Sam & Stacie Small posted on 11/15/12

We are very sorry for your loss. Amber was our neighbor/friend and she will be truly missed. She was so kind and selfless, always taking care of everyone around her. We will always remember her wearing her UTES hat on weekends and coming across the street to chase Snookie down. Glen, Stonee, Joey - We are here for you, whatever you need. Sam & Stacie Small


Gloria Morrissey posted on 11/15/12

Dearest Orland, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine losing a child. Know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. Although I didn't know her well, I knew of her kindness and love. Sending much love and hugs your way. From all your cousins in Denver, we are praying for you.


DEBBIE AND LEO posted on 11/15/12

AMBER, My beautiful niece, but just like my daughter, I will never forget you and will always keep you in my heart. You taught me so many things about life and happiness even though you were younger, our talks, our time spent partying I will never forget. We had so much fun and everyone that met you truly loved you...I was so proud to call you my niece and my friend. You never took anything for granted, and were always willing to give even though you didn't have much. You had the biggest heart, and were the most giving and unselfish person I have ever met. I love you so much and I will truly miss you! Until we meet again, keep a cold one for your Aunt Chich. Love you my beautiful angel...Ambrie, you took me into your heart and family from the first time I met you, and I was always Uncle Leo to you. I will always remember your beautiful smile and the glint in your eyes. Your love of music was obvious, you always found the time to go to my gigs, whether they were near or far, and if I was nervous I could always look down and see your smile and I would relax and make music. You had a beautiful voice, I wish everyone could have heard you sing, it was a gift from God. I will never meet a better person than you and am blessed you were in my life. Tell Jay and Uncle Jay, we miss them and give Roscoe a hug for us. Love, Uncle Leo


Teresa, Tyler, Zailey & Jayci Beck posted on 11/15/12

My Dear Cousin Amber,I still cant believe you are gone from this world you were taken from us too early. You were such an inspiration to all especially me, I'm going to miss so many things about you. My life will never be the same without you in it, you may be gone from all of us physically but you will never be forgotten. You will forever be in our hearts, I love you forever and always..


Susan Lopez-Payan posted on 11/15/12

Dear Orland,We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter Amber. I did not know her well but I remember talking with her at Uncle Chris's funeral. She had a kind spirit and a lovely smile. Much love from your cousin, Susan Lopez-Payan


G. Deanne Campbell posted on 11/15/12

My Sweet Cousin, Amber...God, Our Father, needed a bright, pure light and called you home before those of us here on earth, could possibly believe He would. Our hearts are full, are heavy, are so sad because your smile, your grace will never make our world bright ever again. Amber, now that you are in His Midst, help your Mom, your two Dads, and your Grandmother May, get through this transition of not having you around to make their world happier. I know those of us who have met you, who have been blessed enough to know you will be better in this life...because of meeting and loving you...Sweet dreams, darling Amber...Love, your cousin, Gwenn (Deanne) Nickerson Campbell xoxo


Kim Martinez-Bartholow posted on 11/15/12

Amber you will be missed greatly. I am so thankful that I ran into you last time I was in Utah. You were always such a beautiful person and now you are a beautiful angel. It was my pleasure ti have known you.


Nicole Cordova posted on 11/15/12

AB... The last time we talked I promised the first drink, lets hang out... I'm sorry my luv I didn't come through.. I want that time back!! U are amazing and I will always love u... I wish we would have had more football games and family party's..I will have u in my heart always...


Nicole Cordova posted on 11/15/12

AB... The last time we talked I promised the first drink, lets hang out... I'm sorry my luv I didn't come through.. I want that time back!! U are amazing and I will always love u... I wish we would have had more football games and family party's..I will have u in my heart always...


Evett Cordova, Crystal Cordova, Dallas Cordova, Destiny Cordova, posted on 11/15/12

Amber Lopez, words can't even explain how we feel that you're gone. You were a loving, beautiful, independent woman who always gave & never asked for anything in return. You have touched a lot of people, especially us. The times we've shared as a family, will be memories in our hearts. & will never be forgotten. To us, we did not lose you, you will live forever within us. For we know someday we will see you again. Say hi to Grandpa Jay for us. Much love, Amber.<3


Savannah Cordova & Whitney Neilson posted on 11/15/12

Amber, Where do I even start... first and foremost I want to tell you how big of a blessing it is to call you my cousin, but also one of the greatest friends I have ever had. I can re-call alot of memories with you and I. like the time when I would go to your house on the weekends and their you'd be singing Amerie or Eraka Badu " Bag Lady" I even tried to test my singing skills out ha ha not even close to souding like you ( I tried though) that's the one thing you showed me and that was to never give up. You always made everyone feel so welcome into your home even if you didn't know them you showed great admiration towards everyones feelings. I remember when I brought my neice Whitney over and you were so happy to see her you kept telling her how much she looked like Michelle and she turned into a beautiful young lady. I dont think those words will ever go unnoticed with her. Or the time you had dropped her friend on the front porch ha ha ha ha we were all laughing hysterically !!! We we deeply miss you and your true beauty inside as well as out. You will eternally be in our hearts we love you sooooo much. This isnt goodbye we will all be reuinted one day cousin .... Please tell Grandpa Jay Hi .... Love Savannah & Whitney


Rob and Maria Griffith posted on 11/15/12

God Bless you and keep you by his side, for I know you are in heaven Amber. You are such a kind and giving always had such a beautiful smile that could light up a room. You will be missed by all whose lives you touched. You will be remembered in our hearts Always!!! Love, Rob, Maria and Brittany GriffithOrland, Joleen, Angel, Glen, Niko, Stoney, and Joey,We are truely sorry for your loss.........God Bless you all through this difficult time.


Elizabeth Cordova posted on 11/15/12

I am so sorry for ur lose


Christina Martinez posted on 11/15/12

Amber Im glad I seen you not long ago and we had a chance to catch up a bit. You will be missed so much. I pray that god takes care of your family and heals their hearts at this difficult time. I will see you again friend.


Monica Arguello posted on 11/14/12

Im so sorry for your loss. Though I did not know her well, she is a beautiful person. Your family will be in my prayers.


Kim Picinich posted on 11/14/12

Glen, Stonee & Joseph.. We are so truly sorry for the heart ache and loss you are feeling. Amber was a beautiful soul, and will be dearly missed. You all were her love and joy. She will be with you always.... With all or love and sympathy Kim, Paul, Sam &Tyler Picinich & Chad Garner


Damian and Nicole Cordova posted on 11/14/12

Amber,We can't believe how fast you were takin from us!! It was an honor and a blessing to have the opportunity to have known such an amazing person. We love you and miss you with all of our hearts..With love and tears, Damian, Nicole, LaShea, Kyrin and Baby Kong...


Michelle,Jason and Karissa Cordova posted on 11/14/12

Amber...Its a tragic loss that you are not with us anymore my heart go's out to the family for we have lost an angel. Jason sends his love and he is sorry he couldnt be here at a time like this...may you rest in paradise you will be loved and missed dearly much love cousin sleep with the angels and watch over us all Jason Michelle Karissa Cordova


Jennifer Gotti Martinez posted on 11/14/12

I am so sorry for the loss and heartache that you are all faced with. I didn't know Amber well but I do remember her beautiful smile in the halls at Northridge. She was a year older than I which saddens me to see a beautiful young woman taken from this world too soon. Please find peace in the thought that we will all meet again one day. Our prayers are with you and your family Amber. You are Preston Martinez, Jennifer Gotti Martinez, and Aly Martinez.


Kimberly Lopez-Dominguez posted on 11/14/12

Amber, I will never forget you... You have been in my thoughts and heart ever since I met you in Jr. High (and how we thought we were soo cool because we had the same last names Cordova/Lopez)... we continued to be friends all through school and after high school we decided to get our own place we searched and searched for the perfect apartment to share you were truly the best roommate/friend and more then that you were like family to me... I remember we had one of the biggest parties at our little apartment and we had soo much fun we got and eviction notice the next morning and all we could do was laugh about it and say we had a great time it was worth it...even though we both wanted to stay living with each other we had to move on our separate ways you and your journey of taking care of your nieces and nephews, and me where life was going to take me, I loved the way that you loved your family you are truly an inspiration to me and it saddens me so much that I will not be able to call you or stop, I will never forget the times that we shared and your smile, your laugh (with the snort) and your beautiful kind heart oh and also your jalapeños in a can that you loved so much... I love you Amber and im sorry that we didn't keep in touch like we always wanted to, but we always knew that wherever we were in life we could call on each other and we would both be there for each other in a minute... my prayers and thoughts go out to all your family and friends that love you so much.