Alejandro "Vato" Fidel Lopez
July 25, 2000 – July 17, 2021
Alejandro "Vato" Fidel Lopez, age 20, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 due to a tragic accident. He was born July 25, 2000 in Las Vegas, and has been a lifelong resident. He attended Las Vegas High School and playing football and wrestling before graduating in 2018. During high school he met his fiancée, Vanessa Wildenstein, and they now share a daughter together, Ziylah.
Alex was a loving father who always put his daughter and fiancée first in his life. His proudest moment was the birth of his daughter, Ziylah. Spending time playing with and raising her has been a blessing. He was a proud daddy and he loved her with all his heart. Hanging out with his family and friends was most important to him, especially hanging out with his cousins, and he was always the life of the party. He was a jokester and a prankster, and loved to make everyone laugh. He would dance and have a great time at any occasion. He would light up any room and put a smile on everyone's face who was there. Alex had the biggest heart and he wore it on his sleeve.
Vato liked all genres of music and would know the lyrics to almost any song that played. He loved his Roosters and he and his father spent many years hand raising each of them. He was very proud of their roosters and liked spending time with friends who also raised them. He was a die hard RAIDERS fan and could name many of the players since he was very young. Even in a house full of Cowboys fans! Vato was more than excited when they moved to Las Vegas where he now had a chance to see them play more often, and share it with the entire city he grew up in. He enjoyed visiting family in New Mexico and made many friends there. He loved hunting, camping, and most of all fishing. He would go fishing any chance he could get away and many "dates" were spent with Vanessa being taken to some place to drop a line in the water. He enjoyed helping raising the families' champion Bullies Chapo and Canelo. Vato liked to work on the sound systems of he and his friends trucks and hanging out with the Tahoe Club with his Escalade.
Vato is survived by fiancée Vanessa Wildenstein, daughter Ziylah Alexandria Lopez; father Alejandro (Alex) Lopez-Gudino and mother Michelle Jaquez-Lopez; sister Cynthia Alejandra Lopez-Ortiz (Richard Ortiz), sister Alexis Lopez and brother Augustine Alexander Lopez; niece Brielle Rein Lopez-Ortiz, paternal grandfather Jose Trinidad Lopez, maternal grandfather Fidel Ortega Jaquez (Alice) and maternal grandmother Yolanda Chacon Valle (Andres Valle) and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Extended Family Members and Many Friends He was preceded in passing by his paternal grandmother Elisa Gudino Lopez, his great grandparents; Augustine and Elvira Chacon, and his cousins; Noel Lopez and Carlitos Lopez.
Alex will be dearly missed by all of his friends and family. He will live on in our hearts and our prayers forever.
A visitation will be held Friday, July 23, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Palm Downtown Mortuary, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. Funeral service will take place Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Palm Downtown Mortuary.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmdowntownmortuary.com for the Lopez family.
- Vanessa Wildenstein, Fiancee
- Ziylah Alexandria Lopez, Daughter
- Alejandro (Alex) Lopez-Gudino, Father
- Michelle Jaquez-Lopez, Mother
- Cynthia Alejandra Lopez-Ortiz (Richard Ortiz), Sister
- Alexis Lopez, Sister
- Augustine Alexander Lopez, Brother
- Brielle Rein Lopez-Ortiz, Niece
- Jose Trinidad Lopez, Paternal Grandfather
- Elisa Gudino Lopez, Paternal Grandmother (deceased)
- Fidel Ortega Jaquez (Alice), Maternal Grandfather
- Yolanda Chacon Valle (Andres Valle), Maternal Grandmother
A host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Extended Family Members and Many Friends
Preceded in passing by his great grandparents; Augustine and Elvira Chacon, and his cousins; Noel Lopez and Carlitos Lopez
- Nefi Calvo, Active Pallbearer
- Augustine Lopez, Active Pallbearer
- Gary Rodriguez Sr., Active Pallbearer
- Gary Rodriguez Jr. (G.J.), Active Pallbearer
- Richard Ortiz, Active Pallbearer
- Ernesto Lopez, Active Pallbearer
- Daniel Lopez, Active Pallbearer
- Christian Lopez, Active Pallbearer
- Jose Lopez, Active Pallbearer
- Angel Herrera, Active Pallbearer
- Gabriel Meza, Active Pallbearer
- Gabriel Meza, Active Pallbearer
Friday, July 23, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021