With a heavy heart, we announce the loss of a member of our Copart family. Manolo (Manny) Stephens recently passed away after almost 23 years with Copart. Manny held many leadership positions in the Southern California region including the Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Sun Valley yards. Most recently, he was the Assistant General Manager in Rancho Cucamonga.
Manny’s co-workers describe him as a dear friend and mentor who was willing to help anyone and listen to their problems. He could cheer you up with a joke or his contagious smile and filled the room with life and happiness. He loved football (Go Saints!), music and food, and was a California beach boy at heart. But most important to him was his family including wife Esmerelda, daughters Emily and Jocelyn and 3-year-old granddaughter Hailey.
Our thoughts go out to Manny’s family, friends and co-workers. He will be dearly missed!