Obit-Loper1Rodney S Loper, 56, passed away April 7, 2016, due to injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born June 10, 1959 in Ely, Nevada to Richard and Nevada Loper.
Rod graduated from White Pine High School in 1977 and went on to attend Vocational School in Twin Falls, ID for mechanics.
He worked for a variety of employers including Morrison Knudsen Corp, Magma/BHP Nevada Mining Company, Alta Gold, Barrick, Atlas Gold Bar, Alligator Ridge/Amselco. He was working for Titan Constructors Inc. at the time of his death.
Rod’s mechanical aptitude was envied and admired by all who knew him. He had a special talent for all things mechanical from an early age. He also overcame many adversities with dignity. He spent a lot of time on the family ranch throughout his life and especially enjoyed the times he and his close friend Bill Marsh would go out together to do maintenance.
He leaves behind his Mother, Nevada Loper, Ely, sisters Lori Morales (Bob) Reno, NV, Sandy Richardson (Bart) Pocatello, ID. Nephew Kendall Harris (Kristen) Sparks, NV, nieces Kallie Todaro (Michael) Sparks, NV, Brooke Richardson Anderson (Mike) Pocatello, ID, and Whitney Richardson Pocatello, ID.
The funeral will be on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ely, NV.