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Lupe Villalobos

In the early morning hours Saturday June 3, 2017 Lupe Villalobos, 49 unexpectedly passed away. Lupe leaves behind the love of his life, Alina Stringham,  his daughter Taily, and two sons, Tyler and Tanner; Mother Olga, brothers Carlos, Frank, Jose, Jesse, Juan, and sisters Susan and Cindy; Father and Mother-in-law Orlin and Karen Stringham; Brothers and sisters-in-law Warren and Shelie Cook, Curt and Kristina Hunt, and Derek Stringham; and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Guadalupe Villalobos, sister-in-law Jenny Villalobos, and close family friend Shirley Powers.

Lupe was a compassionate, honest, and respectful man, not only with family and co-workers but every person he encountered. He was always able to bring some brightness in their day and make them laugh. That is a gift and he was good at it. Lupe had a way about him that he could talk to anyone, the gift of being a smooth talker. Even a daily, seemingly mundane topic what's something he could discuss at length until you found yourself 30 minutes late for whatever you were doing. Thanks! But I really got to run now! These interactions were valued equally by Lupe. He sincerely wanted to know how your day was going and if he could help in any way. He surely had a gift of making you feel so welcome and at ease. 

Lupe lived a very fun and exciting life. He was keenly aware of family, when given a chance to explore and create together, they will Forge special bonds for life. He adored all and encourage this constantly. Camping, fishing, being The Grill Master, and spending time with his family is where it's at. This is where we learn from him, how in the midst of nature with his family by his side.

The void created by the sudden death of someone as beloved as Lupe it's still hard to grasp. He is someone we took for granted would be around for much longer, his laughter,  his life lessons,  his help, and mostly his smooth-talking skills are all going to be truly missed. Do what's right and do what's good. Always stay humble and kind. The world can always use one more kind person. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Alma.  Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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Reader Comments (20)

We are all so sad to hear of Lupe's passing. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts & prayers. Ithaca Football
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Hessbrook
So sorry for your loss Jose. Your family is in my prayers.
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly Boyer
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Villalobos family. Lupe was a great friend and wonderful person. We had many good times with him camping on the river in Temple. You will be truly missed my friend.
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDoug and Lori Smith
Thought and prayers to Lupe's family. So sorry for your loss.
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Snyder
Thought and prayers to the Villalobos family. I'm sadden by the news of such a good friend who we all had great times with being around and tubing. So many laughs and memories that we will cherish. You will truly be missed by so many.
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKim Peters
Love to all the family. My thoughts and prayers to all! Hugs to Juan ,Susan.Olga and my daughter Cindy .
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbarb davidson
I am so sorry, sending love and prayers to you Cindy and Juan, and the entire family :-(
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShelly struble
Deepest condolences to the family!
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJody Larry
My thoughts, prayers and love are going out to Lupe's entire family. His kind nature, loving heart and enthusiasm for life will be truly missed.
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRonna Rummer
Sorry for your Loss, your in our thoughts and Prayers!
June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Hessbrook
We are sorry to hear of Lupe passing. Our deepest condolences to the family
Our Thoughts Are With You
At This Very Difficult Time, With Deepest Sympathy🥀
Mr. And Mrs. Rubén Gutierrez
🥀May The Memories Held Deep InsideYour Heart,
Help To Comfort You....
Your In Our Prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy💐
Our condolences. Lupe was a kind soul....loving life to its fullest. May all your memories give you strength. Your in our prayers.
Jerry & Cathy Timmons
My sincere condolences to the family, I had the good fortune of working with Lupe. What a riot!!!
June 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJim Lawler
It is so sad to loose one of our family. I am sincerely sorry I cannot be there at this sad time to share memories with you. My sincere condolences to all of the Villalobos Family (my family) I love you and I am sending prayers and my love.
June 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOlinda Veliz
Jose & family, We were so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. We hope your good memories will help you through this time of pain. You are in our thoughts.
June 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarol & Jake
We were truly sorry to hear of Lupe's passing. He was a very nice man. We had the privilege of meeting him while purchasing a car. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
June 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShaun & Pam
I am sorry for the loss of your dear Lupe. The days and weeks ahead may prove to be very difficult, my hope is that you can find a measure of comfort and peace in the Holy Scriptures. Within those pages you will find a promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah, that very soon death and suffering will no longer exist on the earth.(Revelation 21:3,4- Acts 24:15- 2 Corinthians 1:3,4) As you read and meditate on these verses, you will find the comfort you need to help you through the difficult days ahead. I wish the very best for your family during this difficult time, take care of each other.
June 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBabe Quintrall
It is so sad to hear of Lupe's passing. He brought much happines and laughter to friends and family. He was a great guy and he will be greatly missed . I had the special privilege of meeting him while purchasing a car. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Our deepest condolences to the family. He will be missed. Rest in peace Lupe.
June 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLois LaRoe

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