The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

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Lucero, Adolph Anthony
Adolph Anthony Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2006 - Adolph Anthony Lucero, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2006. He was preceded in death by mother, Amaria Smith; and sister, Lydia Lucero. Survived by sister, Betty Rose Padilla; brother, Joe (Nancy) Lucero; nephew (raised like a son), Soncho; goddaughter, Albertina; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Vigil and memorial service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Anne Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne's Hall after service.

Lucero, Adolph G.
Adolph G. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2005 - Adolph G. Lucero, 78, Denver, formerly from the San Luis Valley, passed away May 5, 2005. Survived by his loving wife, Lucille; and sons, Sam and Karl (Heather), all of Denver. Also survived by, brothers and sisters, Alline Fortenberry, Pueblo, Virgil (Loyola), San Luis, Josie Lobato (Buddy), Chama, John Julian (Barbara), Florida, Arthur, Trinidad, Loretta Medina (Orlando), Denver, and Leroy Lucero (Mary), Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Burial following Mass at Fort Logan Cemetery. Newcomer Funeral Home, West Metro Chapel, 905 S. Sheridan, Lakewood, 303-274-6065.

Lucero, Alice M.
Alice M. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2006 - Alice M. Lucero, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord May 12, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Benses and Domitilia Medina; brothers, Floyd, Herman, Paul, Thomas and Dan Medina; and sisters, Carlotta Barreras, Phyllis Martinez and Julia Ragsdale. She is survived by her children, Dolores (Eli) Tapia, Jess (Paula) Lucero, Rose Anne Lucero and David (Shelly Canaan) Lucero; former daughter-in-law, Edith Southern; sisters-in-law, Rachel, Josephine and Mildred Medina; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing 2 to 6 p.m. Monday with Vigil service to follow. Funeral service noon Tuesday, all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services. Cremation to follow.

Lucero, Andres
Andres "Andy" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2004 - Andres "Andy" Lucero, the artist and teacher who inspired many to find their own self-expression, died Thursday at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He was 59 years old. Andy was joined by his loved ones who preceded him in death, wife, Teresa Lucero; grandson, Michael A. Pentaude; mother-in-law, Lupe Martinez; and friend, Chido Baca. He is survived by many friends and family including wife, Anita M. Gonzales-Lucero; daughters, Wendy and Jennifer Lucero; grandchildren, Joshua and Carena Pentaude; parents, Librado and Mary Lucero; brothers, Gilbert (Sarah) Lucero, Richard (Doris) Lucero and Gary Lucero; sisters, Connie Lucero, Betty (Dave) Lucero-Turner, Irene (Juan) Trujillo, Ruth (Eppie) Martinez, Janet (Don) Reigh and Beverly Lucero; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Andy enjoyed a happy childhood with his three brothers and six sisters in Pueblo, Colo. In a home that was always filled with love, Andy was able to thrive as a young man. He attended Central High School, where he became a wrestling force to be reckoned with. Upon graduating, Andy joined the Army as a way to serve his country during the Vietnam era. After he finished his time in the military, Andy was united in matrimony to Teresa M. Martinez, with whom he enjoyed 33 years of marriage. Andy pursued his education relentlessly, eventually earning a master's degree in visual art and multi-cultural education from the University of Colorado. He became an art educator who taught in the Denver public school system for 25 years, working most of this time at North High School. Andy was a kind and patient teacher, who loved to share his talent with young minds. At North High School, Andy was also an award-winning wrestling coach, earning the Denver Coaches Association's prestigious "Coach of the Year" award in 1986. After retiring from the Denver public school system in 2000, Andy joined Pueblo District 60 as an art teacher at East High School, where he taught his last classes. In 2002, Andy was diagnosed with colon cancer. He fought bravely against this ravaging disease and for a period, was coming out the victor. His cancer went into remission during the summer of 2003. In facing his illness, Andy taught many how to live. He seized each moment that he had, determined to make the most of the remaining days of his life. It was during that period that Andy found love again and was re-married in December of 2003 to Anita M. Gonzales, who walked alongside Andy as he battled his cancer. Their unity was marked by a strength that was born of love. Andy loved art, fishing, taking walks, and spending quality time with family and friends. Always with a kind word and a smile, Andy touched the lives and hearts of many. He will be missed by all. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lucero, Andrew (Infant of )
Infant Lucero - Huerfano World - December 27, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1904: Died, the baby of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lucero, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Martinez of typhoid and the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Bruce of pneumonia.

Lucero, Angie
Angie Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2002 - Angie Lucero, 70, born Jan. 16, 1932. Passed away Jan. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her father, Jose Pete Ortiz. Survived by loving husband of 54 years, Doroteo Lucero; children, Betty Vazquez, Lorraine (Joaquin) Venzor, Elaine (Ray Aguilera) Gurule and Merlinda (Culberto) Macedo; grandchildren, Louis Vazquez, Mark Lucero, Jamie Gurule, Brandon Macedo, Joaquin Venzor, Monica Venzor and Joshua Macedo; great-grandchildren, Eric Wisthoff and Joaquin Venzor III; mother, Raquel Ortiz; and sister, Margaret (Richard) Aragon. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and her dog, Danny. Viewing, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Ann V.
Ann V. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Ann V. Lucero, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 23, 2000. Born May 19, 1918, in Villanueva, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Cecilio F. Lucero; and son, George Lucero. Also preceded in death by brother, Antonio Villanueva; and sister, Alice Trujillo. Survived by sons, Ernesto Lucero, Denver, and Billy (Virginia) Lucero, Denver; daughter, Maria Lucero, Pueblo; brother, Daniel (Antonia) Villanueva, Portales, N.M., six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Cookie and Candy. Ann enjoyed crocheting, bingo, going to Cripple Creek and cooking for her family. Viewing for family only. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas Hinni. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Roselawn Hall after interment.

Lucero, Anna
Anna Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1980 - Wake service for Anna Lucero of Walsenburg will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Lucero died December 27, 1980, at her home. She was born December 15, 1895 in Pictou and was reared in area coal mining towns. She married Edward Valdez on October 25, 1915. After his death she married Epifasio Lucero in September 1941. He died in April 1970. She lived in La Veta for 32 years. She was a member of St. Anne's Guild in La Veta, CDA, WFT Auxiliary, AARP, Mother-Daughters Club and Territorial Daughters of Colorado. Surviving are a son, Edward L. Valdez of Fremont, CA; a daughter, Mercedes Self of Fullerton, CA; two sisters, Frances Nelson Vallejo of Walsenburg and Ruth Alerid of Placerville, CA; a brother, Claud Atencio of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Lucero, Anna Wendy
Anna Wendy Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2001 - Anna Wendy Lucero, 32, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord Feb. 12, 2001. Born July 17, 1968, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her parents, John and Dora Medina, Pueblo; sister, Barbara Ann Lucero, Pueblo; brothers, Johnny Lucero, Patrick Lucero and Danny (Melissa) Lucero, all of Pueblo; and by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Wendy enjoyed music, stuffed animals and the time she spent with her family and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Romero Chapel, James Slak officiating. Cremation to follow service. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the funeral service.

Lucero, Anthony Joseph
Anthony Joseph Lucero - Denver Post - December 30, 1999 - Anthony Joseph Lucero of Arvada, a Safeway clerk, died Friday. He was 74. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 7555 Grant Pl. There will be cremation. He was born July 18, 1925, in Walsenburg. On April 26, 1948, he married Margaret Atencio. He was a clerk for Safeway for 38 years. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Dean, Arvada, Dan, Denver, and Derek, Aurora; two sisters, Viola, Denver, and Norma, San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Don, Charlottesville, Va., James, Arvada, and Edward, Northglenn; and five grandchildren.

Lucero, Antonio O.
Antonio O. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2001 - Antonio O. Lucero, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. Antonio was born in Ojitos Frios, N.M., on Aug. 26, 1912. He served many years as police chief in Las Vegas, N.M. Later in his life he moved to Pueblo and worked as custodian at St. Mary-Corwin Medical center, where he retired from. He is predeceased by his parents and three brothers. Antonio is survived by his loving wife, Frances, of 67 years; children, David (Gloria) Lucero of Pueblo, Maria (Pita) Baca Benito of Santa Fe, N.M., Tony R. (Rose) Lucero of Pueblo, Elvira (John) Martinez of Las Vegas, N.M., Dora (Bonifacio) Montoya of Pueblo, Joe Moises (Carmen) Lucero of Pueblo, Joe Leandro (Danette) Lucero of Pueblo and Nick (Jennifer) Lucero of Pueblo; brother, Arsenio (Esther) Lucero of Ojitos Frios, N.M.; sister, Antonia (Luciano) Benevidez of Pueblo; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Recitation of the rosary will be 6 p.m. tonight. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, both at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Arthur G. Jr.
Arthur G. Lucero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1998 - Arthur G. Lucero Jr., 41, departed this life Oct. 27, 1998, in Colorado Springs. He was born Nov. 23, 1956, in Colorado Springs and raised in Pueblo. He received his formal education in the Pueblo school system. After graduation he entered the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Office in Colorado Springs for 17 years. Arthur enjoyed life. He loved the Colorado mountains, hunting and fishing and outings with family and friends. He was most supportive of his Denver Broncos and predicted another Super Bowl victory. He would always defend his Broncos, win, lose or draw. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Arturo and Viola Quintana Lucero, Pueblo- two sons, Arthur Lucero III and Daniel Lucero- two sisters, Dolores (Thomas) Levine and Deborah (Mark) Gurule- a brother, Steven (Barbara) Lucero, all of Pueblo- and his coworkers at the Colorado Springs postal facility. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow. In your charity, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Pikes Peak Credit Union, 1616 N. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80910, for his children.

Lucero, Asuncion M.
Asuncion M. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1987 - Asuncion M. Lucero, Nov. 20, 1987. Predeceased by husband, Remigio Lucero, Nov. 28, 1981. Mother of Jose (Barbara) Lucero, Denver, Billy (Paula) Lucero, Isabel (Ben) Martinez, both of Pueblo, Mary (Moises) Vigil, Colorado Springs. Sister of Juan (Sofia) Chacon, Prudencio (Belinda) Chacon, both of San Luis, Robert (Elsie) Chacon, Ben (Delfina) Chacon, Cora Mack, all of Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Bertha (Tom) Vigil, San Luis. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of eight. Born July 25, 1916, in Trinidad. She was a member of Apostolic Assembly of Faith in Christ Jesus Church. Funeral service, noon Monday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Aurelio Sandate officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family at 1711 Independence Drive.

Lucero, Aurelia
Aurelia Lucero - Huerfano World - August 10, 2000 - Aurelia Lucero, 85, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2000 in the Wheatridge Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since February. Mrs. Lucero was born Jan. 9, 1915 in Cucharas to Carmen and Rafaelita Ribali Bustos. She married the late Fred Lucero on July 15, 1935. Mrs. Lucero is survived by her children, Alfred "Art" (Carmen) Lucero, Springfield, OR, Carl Wayne (Lucille) Maes and Bennie (Manuel) Lucero, Denver, Tom (Sue) Escobedo, Pueblo; two brothers, John Bustos, Denver and Cass Bustos, Pueblo; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred, Sept. 8, 1995. Services, St. Mary Church; Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday (today). Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Valdez Cemetery.

Lucero, Baltasar
Baltasar "Frank" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1986 - Baltasar "Frank" Lucero, 1920 12th St., Apt. 107, departed this life at his home, A Pueblo resident since 1968, he was born Feb. 8, 1915, in Mogote, Colo. Mr. Lucero married the former Rose Quintana on Feb. 21, 1938, in Del Norte. He retired as a farmer in Center before moving to Pueblo. He was an avid fisherman and was devoted to his grandchildren. A WW II veteran and member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39 and Holy Rosary Church. Preceded in death by his mother, Flabia Lucero in 1944; father, Cruz Lucero in 1962; brothers, Claude Lucero in 1967, Amos Lucero in 1969, Elaisem Lucero in 1985; son, Robert Lucero in 1969; grandson, Matthew Lucero in 1966; sister, Soledad Martinez in 1982; brother-in-law, Eli Martinez in 1985. Survived by his wife, Rose Lucero; children, Arthur (Tita) Lucero, John (Lisa) Lucero, Kathy (Arturo) Lucero, all of Pueblo, Marcella (Joe) Garcia, Denver; three brothers, Salvador (Mary) Lucero, California, Robert Lucero, Elifas Lucero, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Crusita (Frank) Lucero, Colorado Springs; one aunt, Eloisa (Simon) Martinez, Brighton; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of the Resurrection, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both services at Holy Rosary Parish, the Rev. Dave Ricken, celebrant. Full graveside military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Lucero, Beatrice
Beatrice (Bea) Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2003 - Beatrice (Bea) Lucero passed away February 4, 2003. Born in Chacon, NM on 4/17/24. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Paz Bernal, Brothers, Louie and Joe Bernal, Sister Adela Trujillo, Sisters-In-Law Carol Bernal and Emma Valenzia, Brother-In-Law Ventura Borrego. Survived by her Husband of 60 years, Ernest Lucero, Brother Cip (Lucille) Bernal, Sisters-In-Law Aurora Bernal and Oralia Dominguez, Brother-In-Law, Ted Lucero, Jr., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of Eagles Auxiliary #145, and SRDA Volunteer program. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass will be at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, CO on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 11:00a.m. Friends and family will be received at Holy Family Parish Hall following mass. Special gratitude to Sangre De Cristo Hospice and the staff at Belmont Lodge.

Lucero, Ben
Ben Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1986 - Ben Lucero, 86, passed away at Minnequa Nursing Home on June 30, 1986. Mr. Lucero is survived by his wife, Victoria M. Lucero of Pueblo; four sons, William (Venia) Lucero, Arthur (Lucy) Lucero, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; Carlos (Betty) Lucero of Pueblo, Richard Lucero, Albuquerque; seven daughters, Ernestine Santiago of Denver, Bessie (Adam) Naranjo of Santa Clara, Calif., Margaret (Aaron) Trujillo of Bloomfield, N.M., Bertha (Walter) Benderson of Tucumcari, N.M., Felepita (Henry) Hernandez of Albuquerque, Silvia Labato of Denver, Jennie (Joe) Martinez, Albuquerque; 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. He is survived also by one brother, Antonio (Delphinia) Lucero of Albuquerque, and niece, Estella (Pete) Isias of Fowler. Mr. Lucero was born Feb. 3, 1900, in Cuba, N.M., and resided in Pueblo for the past 44 years. Mr. and Mrs. Lucero were married in Pueblo in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during 1921 and was later employed at CF&I as a table operator until his retirement in 1962. Visitation, 1:30 p.m. until time of rosary today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 1986, at Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 651 Edna following interment.

Lucero, Billy
Billy Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2000 - Billy Lucero, 50, passed away Oct. 31, 2000. Survived by his wife, Paula; children, William Lucero, Leonard (Jennifer) Lucero and Christina Lucero, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Seriyatie and Anthony Lucero; sisters, Maria (Moises) Vigil, Colorado Springs, and Isabel Cordova, Pueblo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Debbie Zamarripa, Stephen Zamarripa, Michael (Cindy) Zamarripa, Sandy Zamarripa, Toni Kraus and Kathy (Ernesto) Sandoval; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Predeceased by parents, Remigio and Asuncion Lucero; parents-in-law, Anthony and Pauline Zamarripa; and brother, Rudy Lucero. He will be sadly missed by his babies, BB, Munchie, Sugar, Chico, and Chicaquita. Billy loved fishing, the Broncos, and especially turkey dinners. He was employed by CF&I and retired from Target Distribution Center with a disability in 1996. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the services.

Lucero, Bradley R. Jr.
Bradley R. Lucero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - Bradley R. Lucero Jr. of Golden, Colorado, died in his Golden home on May 11, 2006, the day before his 64th birthday. Brad made an impact wherever he went; he was truly a legend in his own time. He founded the Stout Street Foundation, a drug and alcohol facility in 1974. His work helped thousands of people recover from their addictions and go to become successful in their own right. Many people from Pueblo and surrounding towns participated in the Stout Street Program... they have their own success stories. Brad is survived by his wife Susie Earhart-Lucero formerly of Boone, Two children, Bradley Robert Lucero III of Arvada and Jordan Marie Lucero of Littleton. Five sisters, one brother, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends.

Lucero, Carmen
Carmen Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1999 - Carmen Lucero of Pueblo passed away Dec. 7, 1999, in El Paso, Texas. Survived by loving husband of 48 years, Joe Arthur Lucero. Preceded in death by sister, Pauline Chisman. Survived by her four children, Isaac (Theresa) Lucero, Monica (Frank) Magallanes, Marilyn (Charles) Westerdahl, Art (Beverly) Lucero; 10 grandchildren, Marilyn, Janet (Chad) Baughman, Frankie, Ricky, Carmen, Lisa, Joseph, Naomi, Isaac and Ariel; two great-grandchildren, Brendon and Kayla; three sisters, Cacilda Almaraz, Angie (James) Portillos, Mary (Richard) Martinez; niece, Judy Martinez; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She devoted her life to the Lord and her family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Cecilio
Cecilio "Cecil" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1987 - Cecilio "Cecil" Lucero, 72, late of 2324 Spruce, died unexpectedly May 4, 1987. Mr. Lucero retired in 1975 from the Santa Fe Railroad with 33 years service. Survived by his wife, Ann Lucero, and four children, Maria Margie Lucero, Ernest Lucero and Billy William (Virginia) Lucero, all of Denver, and George Lucero of Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was a brother of Mary Galiz, Casimira Montoya, and Juan Lucero, all of New Mexico, Margie Torres of La Salle, Ghana Olivas of California, and Ignacio Lucero of Denver. He was a brother-in-law of Daniel Vallanueva of Portales, Alice Trujillo of Pueblo, and Julia Lucero of Denver. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2324 Spruce.

Lucero, Christobal Jr.
Christobal Lucero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2005 - Christobal Lucero Jr., 56, died Oct. 4, 2005, in Pueblo. He was born Dec. 19, 1948, in La Junta, Colo., to Christobal and Mariana (Moreno) Lucero Sr. Chris enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. He was a machinist by trade for almost 30 years. Chris is survived by his mother, Mariana; children, Christina Marie Lucero, Pueblo, and Monica Ann Cartwright, Greeley; brothers and sisters, Martin (Ramona), Lulu, Carmen (Gilbert), Connie (Jim), Gino, Felix, Irene, Michael (Cathy), Carlos, Sue and Lenny; two grandchildren, Joseph C. Cartwright and Leo A. Benavidez. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10; all services at Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Cremation through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.

Lucero, Christopher John
Christopher John Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 1999 - Christopher John Lucero 27, lost his long, courageous battle with cancer at home on Sept. 6, 1999. He was born Jan. 12, 1972. He is survived by his mother, Carol J. Lucero- twin sister, Claudine Lucero of Pueblo- sister, Emille (Mark) Lucero, Pueblo- grandparents, Eugene and Benita Lucero, Pueblo- a loving daughter, Christa Justis-Lucero of Pueblo- aunts, Sharon (Dr. Elmer) Villalon, Pueblo, Vera Nieto, Pueblo, Catherine LaCrue, Pueblo, Violet Mendoza, Montana, Barbara Cogley, California, Delphine Lucero, California, and Madeline Lucero, Trinidad- uncles, Michael (Susie) Lucero, Germany, Richard Marez, Pueblo, Felix Lucero, Florence, and Eloy Lucero, Trinidad- longtime fiancee, Dawna Justis-Lucero, Pueblo- nephews, Matthew and Mark Harris- nieces, Amber, April and Amanda Harris, all of Pueblo- and numerous cousins. Chris loved spending time with his loving daughter and family. After years of fighting cancer, Chris is now at peace. Rosary, 7 p.m. today at St. Leander's Catholic Church. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, also at St. Leander's Catholic Church with Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado.

Lucero, Clarence
Clarence "Gramps" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1999 - Clarence "Gramps" Lucero, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 15, 1999. Born May 21, 1920, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Teresa Lucero; daughter, Ocledith Jean Salazar; brothers, Arnold Lucero and Morris Lucero; and one sister, Louise Bustos. Survived by his children, Ernest (Rita) Martinez, Pueblo, Phyllis (Larry) Reister, Denver; grandchildren, Louis Cordova, Aurora, Joseph Cordova, Pueblo, June (Dario) Quintana, Yvonne Trujillo and Joey (Debbie) Trujillo, all of Denver; great grandchildren, Gina, Obrina, Jolene, Julian, Dylan, Brianne, Joie Jean, Angeline, Michael, Stephan and Danielle; brothers, Andrew Lucero, Albuquerque, N.M., Paul Lucero, Colorado Springs, and Donald Lucero, California.; sisters, Stella Medina, Pueblo, and Pauline Avila, Albuquerque. Gramps enjoyed playing pool, painting and watching his grandson Ernie play in pool tournaments. Viewing, 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel, Rev. Thomas Hinni, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 608 W. 16th St., home of Ernie.

Lucero, Corinne M.
Corinne M. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2001 - Corinne M. Lucero, 62, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 29, 2001. Corinne was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed people and being a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Steve; children, Stephen D. (Kathy) Lucero, Martin Scott Lucero and Megan, and Debra Lucero; parents, Joe B. Martinez and Casilda Martinez; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Lucero, Dale
Dale Lucero - Huerfano World - April 19, 2007 - Dale Lucero, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed over April 12, 2007 after a lengthy illness in Pueblo, CO. Dale was a lifelong resident of Huerfano County. He was born July 18, 1926 in Walsenburg, CO of Josephine and Lucas Lucero. He was 80 years of age. Dale spent much of his youth in the Pryor Area. Dale was a Sea Bee in the United States Navy. He also worked for the railroad and highway construction throughout Colorado. In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his friends and cheering for the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy and Leeria, and brother Gilbert. His generous spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his friends at Correnti's Station. He leaves behind his grieving children, Josephine Lucero, Debra (Mark) Cameron, Bruce (Doreen) Lucero and his precious Myra (Richard) John; seven grandchildren, Ruthanne, Lucretia, Sarah, Joshua, Rachel, Jason, and Richard as well as two great-grandchildren, Sienna Rose and Deon. A beautiful funeral service was held Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the Full Lighthouse Gospel Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg, Colorado.

Lucero, David
David “Dave” Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2004 - Lucero, David "Dave”, age 62 of Pueblo, passed away Nov.6, 2004. He is survived by his wife Theresa, sons David (Donna), Denver, Steve, Gene (Deb), his daughter Lori Fields, 11grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers and 10 sisters. He was preceded in death by his son Steve in l993. Visiting hours Thursday, 4-8 p.m., with a Prayer service at 7 p.m., at Newcomer Family Funeral Home 901 So. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood. Funeral services 8 a.m. Friday, Praise Center Church, 3105 W. Florida Ave. Denver. Interment to follow at 10 a.m., at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, staging area "B".

Lucero, David Waldo
David Waldo Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2003 - David Waldo Lucero, 64. Passed away Oct. 11, 2003. Born Nov. 2, 1938, in Walsenburg, Colo. At the request of our beloved brother, cremation has been completed. He leaves to cherish his memory, sisters, Margie Lucero-Mondragon, Jane (Frank) Cruz, Gertrude (Wes) Lowery; nieces, Ida Mondragon, (Ian Shakyra and Bronte), Anna Fernandez; nephews, Lawrence, Jim and Alfred Mondragon, Adam Cruz, Gilbert Fragosa; uncle, Soloman Wally Padilla; numerous other relatives and many, many friends in Pueblo and Walsenburg. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, in Walsenburg, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Lucero, Debbie
Debbie Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2001 - Debbie Lucero, 38, passed away Dec. 3, 2001. Preceded in death by her father Rudy Lucero, Sr.; grandparents Adonelait Charlie Vigil, Remigio and Ansuncion Lucero and Uncle Billy Lucero. She is survived by mother Patsy Lucero; children Alicia, Andrew and Angel Lucero; brothers Rudy (Renee) Lucero, David Lucero, Victor Lucero, Steve (Rita) Sandoval; special aunt Paul Lucero. special cousins Michael (Angela) Vigil. Viewing Friday, 10am- 12am, Roselawn Chapel. Memorial service 1 p.m. Reception to follow at Roselawn, Dec. 7, 2001.

Lucero, Delfino B.
Delfino B. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2003 - Delfino B. Lucero was born Sept. 1, 1926, and went to be with the Lord Aug. 9, 2003. He is preceded in death by his son, Leonard A. Lucero. Survived by his loving wife, Julia S. Lucero; children, Susan M. Lucero, Diane L. Graston, Veronica L. Jiron and George R. Lucero; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Family Worship Center, 540 Alma, Pueblo, CO 81004. Please see his memorial at

Lucero, Delia
Delia Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1999 - Delia Lucero, 74, passed away July 5, 1999 . Preceded in death by her husband, Patricio J. Lucero in 1988- brothers, Tony, Arthur and Sylviano Arguello-brother-in-law, Severo Lucero- and sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Arguello, Isabel Pacheco and Julia Espinoza. Survived by her children, Alfred (Diane) Lucero ofPueblo, Gerarda (Mark) Kieselstein of Colorado Springs and Susan Lucero of Greeley- sisters, Nora (Leo) Duran and Clara (Alvin) Scott- sisters-in-law, Marie Arguello, Margaret Arguello, Trinidad (Bill) Lujan, Oralia (Jack)Ingram, Adelina (Raymond) Martinez and Josephina Lucero- grandchildren, Adam (Stacie) Lucero, Audrey Lucero, Dan and Dana Rojas, Tina, Richard and Christy Kieselstein, Christopher, Kaitlyn and Kevin Novak and great-grandchildren, Emily Lucero, Patrick, Talea, Dominic and Ke'sean Kieselstein. Born to Fidel and Maria R. (nee Pacheco) Arguello on April 25,1925, in Ocate, N.M. Delia was a member of Holy Family Church, Daughters of Isabella and St. Charles Senior Citizen Club. She will lie in state today from10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary will beheld 7 p.m. today and the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with both services at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Lucero, Della C. M.
Della C. M. Lucero - Denver Post - October 26, 1994 - Della C. M. Lucero, Denver homemaker, 89 - Della Cayetana Martinez Lucero of Denver, a homemaker, died Monday in Denver. She was 89. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Frederick. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton. She was born April 22, 1905, in Walsenburg. In 1921, she married Ralph Martinez in Brighton. He died in 1959. In 1971, she married Dan Lucero. He died in 1981. Mrs. Lucero was a member of the Ladies of Guadalupe and St. Theresa Church. She is survived by a son, Ralph Martinez, Gainesville, Ga.

Lucero, Della Sedillo
Della Sedillo Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1986 - Della Sedillo Lucero died Oct. 28, 1986 at St. Mary–Corwin Hospital in Pueblo after a lengthy illness. Born in Clayton, NM, she moved to Walsenburg in 1948. She had worked in several local restaurants for many years and was a member of the Spanish Church of God in Christ of Walsenburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Porfirio, in 1955. Mrs. Lucero was the mother of Paul (Irene) Sedillo, Walsenburg, Esther (Don) Garcia and Donnie (Consuelo) Sedillo, both of Pueblo; sister of Esther Ribal, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandmother of 12, including Des (Dolores) Gonzalez Jr. of Pueblo, whom she raised as a son. Four great-grandchildren, four stepchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery. Huerfano World - October 31, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Della Sedillo Lucero who passed away five years ago Oct. 28. - Verse - Sadly missed by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sedillo, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Garcia, Mr. and Mrs. Don Sedillo

Lucero, Demecio
Demecio "Mitch" Lucero - Huerfano World - June 28, 2001 - Demecio "Mitch" Lucero, 66, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, June 16, 2001. Mr. Lucero was born on July 24, 1934 in Myton, UT, to the late Frank and Martha Trujillo Lucero. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Mary Church and Eagles Aerie 1140. Mr. Lucero is survived by his wife, Florence; children, Bob (Nancy) Lucero, Larry (Barbara) Lucero, Walsenburg, Joann Lucero, Pueblo, Frank (Billie Jo) Lucero, Colorado Springs; brothers, James Joe Lucero, Greeley and Albert Gonzales, Rocky Ford; two grandsons, nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mary Church; rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 with the Funeral Mass immediately following at 10:30 a.m. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Lucero, Diane Marie Ortibez
Diane Marie Ortibez Lucero - Huerfano World - April 25, 1991 - Mass of Christian Burial for Diane Marie Ortibez Lucero 27, of Pueblo West, formerly of Walsenburg, was Monday from St. Mary Church. Mrs. Lucero died Wednesday, April 17, 1991, in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born September 22, 1963, in Walsenburg, she was raised here and graduated from Walsenburg's John Mall High School in 1981. She attended Pueblo Community College and had been a resident of the Pueblo area for the past three years. Survivors include her husband, Conrad, Pueblo West; a daughter, Nicole, Pueblo West; her parents, Frank Ortibez, Walsenburg and Betty Ortibez, Walsenburg; two sisters Debbie Atencio and Renee Walecheck, Walsenburg; two brothers, Anthony Ortibez and Chris Ortibez, Walsenburg; grandparents, Phillip and Pauline Garcia, Pueblo and Josie Ortibez, Colorado Springs; a grand-grandmother, Mary Cacias, Walsenburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Laguna Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Lucero, Dorothy
Dorothy Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1999 - Dorothy Lucero, 72, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 18, 1999. Born on March 17, 1927, in Antonito. Preceded in death by her parents, Lizardo and Maria Arellano; and four brothers and two sisters. Survived by her loving husband, Edumenio N. Lucero of the family home; children, Betty (Ben) Chavez, Pueblo, Robert (Cindy) Lucero, Edgewater, Colo., Isabel (Walter) Garcia, Pueblo, Larry (Mary) Lucero, Denver, Rose (Sam) Quintana, Pueblo, Patricia (Lewis) Medina, Pueblo, Darlene (Gerald) Trujillo, Pueblo, Jerald (Melissa) Lucero, Pueblo, Darryl (Angie) Lucero, Pueblo, Luciano (Athena) Lucero, Pueblo, Angelina (Eric) Avalos, Pueblo; 53 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ramon (Valerie) Arellano, Denver. Dorothy enjoyed reading the Bible, and the newspaper, writing letters, and the time she spent with her family, praying for her loved ones. She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. today, also at Romero Chapel, Pastor Larry Ruiz, officiating. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Abundant Life Church, Pastor Roger Lucero, officiating. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Liberty Building Abundant Church Hall after funeral service.

Lucero, Edward
Edward Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1999 - Edward Lucero, 70, passed away Feb. 17, 1999, in Tulsa, Okla. Predeceased by parents, Louis and Mary Lucero- brothers, Louis, Alfred and Ricardo Lucero. He is survived by five sons, three daughters, brothers, Luther (Trini) Lucero, Harkin Lucero, Loren (Marilyn) Lucero and Anthony Lucero- and sisters, Frances Martinez, Barbara (Al) DeHerrera and Clara (John) Rivas. Cremation in Tulsa. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lucero, Eleanor Marie
Eleanor Marie Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1997 - Eleanor Marie Lucero, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 1997. Born on Sept. 3, 1926, in Fort Lupton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Della Davis Servey. Also preceded in death by her brother, Frank Servey- and sister, Flora Mayoral. Survived by her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, Harkin J. Lucero, of the family home in Pueblo- sons, Harkin Lucero Jr., Richmond, Calif., Lawrence (Deborah) Lucero, Santa Fe, N.M., and Christopher (Elizabeth) Lucero, Westminster- daughters, Mary Ortland, Moraga, Calif., Erlene (Donald) DeMarcus, Pleasanton, Calif., and Bridget Lujan, Lakewood- 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Viewing after rosary Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at The Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at church hall after interment Friday.

Lucero, Ellen
Ellen Martinez Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1987 - "Laurie" Ellen Martinez Lucero, 31, lost her courageously fought battle against cancer June 20, 1987. Laurie was much loved and is survived by son, Ryan; father, Art Martinez; mother, Millie Flannery; brothers, Michael S. (Margie) Allen and Steven (Mary) Martinez; sister, Kathie Jo (Pat) McGoldrick; and loyal friends, Stephanie and Wayne Roybal of Pueblo, Sandra Saunders, Tom Tilke, Don Jette, Deane Hale and Nancy Aragon of Denver. She also is survived by mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waugh; brother-in-law, Kenny Lucero; sisters-in-law, Yvone (Bob) Swan and Rene Waugh, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Cecelia Garza of Pueblo. Laurie was preceded in death by beloved husband, Gerald Lee Lucero; brother, David Martinez; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Martinez. She was born Jan. 17, 1956, in Pueblo. Laurie was a graduate psychiatric technician and had lived and worked in Denver until her illness. She attended St. Patrick's Church since birth. Visitation hours from 7:30 p.m. until time of rosary today and from noon until time of Mass Monday, June 22, 1987, at St. Patrick's Church, 304 E. Routt. Rosary recitation at 8:30 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Church, with Father Michael J. Byrne officiating. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1987, at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and relatives will be received at Laurie's home, 114 Van Buren. Those who wish may contribute to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society in Laurie's name.

Lucero, Eloy
Eloy Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1998 - Eloy Lucero, 62, passed away Jan. 18, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Emmit and Lola Lucero- his sister, Gloria Martinez- and his very special friend, Leroy Trujillo. Survived by his children, Bernadette (Felix) Torres and Roberta (Tony) Torres, both of Pueblo, Lola (Jim) Goins, Denver, Eloy (Linda) Lucero Jr., Marcella (Ray Archuleta) Lucero and Monica (Charles Chavez) Lucero, all of Pueblo- 25 grandchildren- his sisters, Viola (Louie) Atencio, Frances (J.M.) Belarde, Evelyn (Ron) Holland and Angie Guerrin, all of Pueblo, Theresa Lucero of Canon City, Linda (Leroy) Lucero, Anthony Lucero and Casamini (Mary) Lucero, all of Pueblo, and Gregory Lucero of Colorado Springs- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a very special friend, Rose Vialpando. Mr. Lucero served in the U.S. Army and was a devoted family man who loved his children very much. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by cremation. At his request, there will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at 1633 Cherrywood Lane following the service.

Lucero, Elvira A.
Elvira A. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2002 - Age 93, passed away Jan. 19, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Lucero in 1982; four brothers, Henry, Arthur, Julian and Robert Acosta; one sister, Martha Martinez; grandson, Jason Lucero; and two sons-in-law, Francisco Luna and Eugene Montano. Survived by children, Ermalinda Luna, Doris (Fidel) Arriaga, Ernest (Robbie) Lucero, Frances Montano, Manuel (Joan) Lucero, Robert (Pat) Lucero, Juanita (Tony) Davignon, Martha (Russell) Doose and Veronica Lucero; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Magdeline Acosta; brothers, Albert Acosta and Armand (Gloria) Acosta; and numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards with her friends at the mobile home park, and watching telenovellas and the Broncos. Elvira's trip to the beauty salon and her happy hour "drinky poo" at the Eagles Lodge was her special Friday treat. Viewing, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Bluesky or Pueblo Diversified Industries (PDI) in her memory.

Lucero, Erlinda
Erlinda Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2003 - Erlinda Lucero, a Colorado native, born Sept. 17, 1937, entered the gates of heaven on Nov. 5, 2003. Predeceased by father Joe Garcia, Son Benjamin Lucero and brothers Solomon, Phillip and David Garcia. Survived by mother Flora Garcia. Children Alfred (Debbie), Donald (Robin), Gilbert (Judy), Eugene (Davine) Lucero, Rebecca (Mario) Gomez, Kayla Lucero, father of children John Lucero. 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one expected great grandchild. Sister Thelma (Cecil) Vigil, Brother Paul (Sonia) Garcia, and numerous family members. Mrs. Lucero formerly employed as a Psychiatric Technician at Colorado State Hospital. Enjoyed fishing, crocheting, and the Denver Broncos. Prayer and funeral service to be held at Angelus Chapel, 10:00 a.m. Monday with Pastor Ben Martinez officiating. Viewing to be held Saturday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The family may be contacted at 1912 W. 16th. Donations may be made to Angelus chapel in her memory.

Lucero, Ernest
Ernest "Shorty" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2001 - Ernest "Shorty" Lucero, 71, departed this life April 17, 2001. Born June 10, 1929, in Roy, N.M. He liked to go fishing, work crossword and jigsaw puzzles and, of course, watch the Denver Broncos whenever they played. Shorty retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Survived by his daughter, Ernestine Lucero; granddaughter, Leanna Lucero; siblings, Josie (Margarito) Fuentes, Adeline (Vincent) Lucero, Mary Archuleta, Patsy (Phil) Montoya, Louis (Catherine) Lucero, Fidel (Carmen) Lucero, Lucy (Alfred) Vigil, Annie (Cecil) Baca, Sam (Sandra) Lucero; sisters-in-law, Cora Lucero, Geraldine Lucero, Helen Maestas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Shorty is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Vivianita (Romero) Lucero; and brothers, Manuel Jr., Johnny, Arthur and Frank Lucero. Visitation, 9 to 11 a.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 850 E. Abriendo.

Lucero, Ernesto E.
Ernesto E. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2002 - Ernesto E. Lucero, 78, went to be with our Lord on Nov. 17, 2002. He was born on Nov. 28, 1923, to Andres and Felicita Lucero in Anton Chico, N.M. Preceded in death by his father, and brother, Ben. Survived by his mother, Felicita B. Lucero; his loving wife of 57 years, Maria “Annie” Lucero; children, Mardie Bechthold (Harold), Ernie Lucero (Roseann), Emma Smith (Bill), Irene Greenway-Valdez (Marty), Michael Lucero (Eulalia) and Margaret Baca (Michael); siblings, Fabiola Mayo, Virginia Luna, Lilly Sanchez, Ignacio Lucero and Fred Lucero; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous loving family and friends. Ernesto was retired from Wilcoxson Buick & Cadillac, CF&I and the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a member of the CC Camp. Ernesto belonged to the Nocturnal Adoration Society and was very devoted to the Catholic faith. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed his cars, music, singing, working in the yard, playing pool and walking. He will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and his generosity and kindness toward others. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family of Ernesto Lucero would like to thank the staff of Minnequa Medicenter for all the care that was given to him.

Lucero, Eugene D.
Eugene D. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2005 - Eugene D. Lucero, age 83, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away March 4, 2005, in Pueblo. He was born on April 4, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., a son of the late Albert and Emillia (Pacheco) Lucero. Eugene graduated from Trinidad High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College where he received his A.A. degree. He attended Adams State College where he received his B.A. degree in Distributing Education and attended the University of Northern Colorado. In 1979 he received his bachelor's degree in early childhood development from the University of Southern Colorado. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Eugene worked as a social worker for Pueblo County Head Start for more than 20 years. He was a member of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Pueblo. He loved sports, hunting and going to Cripple Creek. Eugene is survived by his wife of 58 years, Benita Marez Lucero; they were married on October 5, 1947, in Raton, N.M. He also is survived by three children, Carol Lucero and Sharon (Dr. Elmer) Villalon both of Pueblo, Colo., and Michael (Susan) Lucero of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Emille Lucero, Claudine Lucero, Elizabeth Villalon, James Villalon, Melissa Baldwin, Michael (Kathryn) Lucero II and Megan Lucero; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew Lucero, Amber Harris, April Harris, Amanda Lucero, Mark Harris, Christa Lucero, Jared Lucero and Jonathan Ragan; one brother, Eloy Lucero of Trinidad; sisters-in-law, Florence Lucero and Mattie Lucero of Trinidad, Delphine Lucero of California, and Vera Neito of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Richard Marez of Pueblo; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Cogley of Pueblo. He also was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Lucero; four sisters and five brothers. Recitation of the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, at Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Becker officiating.

Lucero, Fedelia Fay
Fedelia Fay Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2003 - Fedelia Fay Lucero passed away Jan. 7, 2003, at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. Born in Cuchara, Colo., to Romolo Bachicha and Rosita Maestas. Mrs. Lucero is survived by her four children, Anita (James) Medina, of San Leandro, Calif., Neola (Rudy) Herrera of Pueblo, Richard (Madaliene) Lucero of Victorville, Calif., and Christine (Abel) Esparza of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Dori, Darryl, Jason, Geri, Mark, Gina and Jeff; and nine great-grandchildren, Brittany, Gabrielle, Darryl, Aalyia, Rachel, Nathan, Lindsey, Chris and Samantha. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lucero; and siblings, Abel and Ray Bachicha, Ernestine Montoya and Maria Espinoza. Mrs. Lucero was a member of VFW Auxiliary, Latino Club, Mother's Club and Coronado Club. She was also a volunteer at the Senior Citizen's Center. She was a very active member at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home, 525 Main St. in Walsenburg. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Lucero, Felicitas
Felicitas Bachicha Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Felicitas Bachicha Lucero, "Miss Hollywood," 99, passed away Jan. 1, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernabe and Sofia Bachicha; husband, Andres Lucero, 1972; sons, Ernesto and Ben Lucero; grandson, Eddie Luna; three brothers and three sisters. Felicitas is survived by her children, Fabiola Mayo, Virginia (Richard) Luna, Lilly Sanchez, Ignacio Lucero, Fred (Debbie) Lucero; daughter-in-law, Maria Lucero; 25 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Special thank you to the University Park and Life Care Centers and granddaughter, Phyllis De La Cruz for their love and care of our mother, also photographer and friend, Crisela Vice. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities through the funeral home. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, and Friday, Jan. 6, both at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lucero, Felix
Felix Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Felix Lucero died April 18, 2001, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. He was 82 years old. Felix was born July 25, 1918, in Trinchera, Colo., to Alberto and Emiliana Pacheco Lucero. He graduated from Trinidad High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 until 1945. On Oct. 11, 1940, Felix was united in marriage to Florence Shannon. He traveled extensively by working as an electrician and he loved to play cards and go fishing. Felix was precede in death by his parents; brothers, Benny, Clem, Joseph and Elfido; sisters, Ancension Gonzales and Elvera; and a son, Timothy John Lucero. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Florence; sons, Felix (Mary Ann) Lucero of Montana and Joseph (Joan) Lucero of Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Eloy Lucero of Trinidad and Eugene (Benita) Lucero of Pueblo; daughters, Patricia (Michael) Barnes and Judy A. Lucero, both of Denver; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Pallbearers are members of the VFW. Interment with rite of committal will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family members suggest in lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial gifts to their favorite charity.

Lucero, Flora
Flora Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1999 - Flora Lucero, 71, passed away Aug. 17, 1999. Survived by her husband, Tony Lucero of the family home- and her children, Robert (Alberta) Lucero, Tom Lucero, all of Pueblo, Shirley (Ken) Nellson, Tucson, Ariz., and Leonard (Laura) Lucero, Pueblo West. Grandmother of Dana (Brian) Cadena, Stephanie Lucero, Jackie and Jody Lucero, Max Lucero, Gina Lucero and Isaac Lucero. Great-grandmother of Riki and Ryan. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Arthur (Loyola) Aragon, Farmington, N.M., Frank (Domie) Aragon, Philip (Ruby) Aragon, all of Rocky Ford, Irene (Ted) Mascarenas, Brighton, Colo., Faye (Fred) Armenta, Manuel Aragon, all of Pueblo, David (Becky) Aragon, Albuquerque, N.M., Paul (Bernice) Aragon, Pueblo West, and Edward (Jan) Aragon, Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Freddie Aragon of Rocky Ford. Mrs. Lucero was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed embroidery and growing flowers. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Inurnment, 11 a.m. Friday, Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum, Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Robert Lucero, 2292 Chantala Ave., Pueblo.

Lucero, Flossie
Flossie Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1986 - Flossie Lucero, 74, of Las Animas, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1986, at Bent County Nursing Home. Born Feb. 29, 1912, in Las Animas. Her husband, Rafael, preceded her in death June 21, 1977. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Betty (Joe) Trujillo, Las Animas; and Shirley Estrada, McPherson, Kan.; sons, Lupe and Ralph, of Las Animas; Louis, Albuquerque, N.M.; Pete, Grand Junction; Jerry, McPherson, Kan.; Raymond, West Virginia; and Joe Montana, Brazil, South America; two sisters, Jose Hernandez, Las Animas; Carrie Sandoval, Lamar; two brothers, Johnny Sherman and Frank Hernandez, both of Denver; 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Mary Church. Concluding service at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Lucero, Frances E.
Frances E. Casados Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Frances E. Casados Lucero, 45, fell asleep in death at her home in Pueblo, Aug. 15, 1999. Born in Pueblo on Oct. 20, 1953, a resident for about 45 years. Preceded in death by beloved relatives- including a son, Carlito Lucero. Frances was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and shared her biblical knowledge with those who would listen. Survived by her husband of 30 years, Charlie- son, Marcus- daughters, Carla (Jake) Pacheco, Riolynn and RaeJean Lucero-grandchildren, Amanda and Krissie- parents, Sadie and John Casados-mother-in-law, Sulema (Jose) Cruz- sisters, Carol (Al) Lovato, Barbara (Brian) McClure and Sharon (Greg) Casados- brothers, Richard (Betty) Aragon, John (Linda), Ronald (Lori) and Daniel Casados- aunts, Olivia Syzch, Madeline Vargas, Sarida Lopez and Carey Aragon- uncles, Eli Aragon, Ernie (Mitzie), Gilbert, Patrick, Eddie (Frances) and Franklin Casados- and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends. Cremation at her request. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 523 E. Pitkin, Pueblo, with Ruben Segura officiating.

Lucero, Francis
Francis Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2000 - Francis Lucero, 63, known to family and friends as "Frank," departed this life July 13, 2000, in the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Born in Roy, N.M., March 16, 1937. He was a retired security guard for the IBM Corp. in California. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Vivianita (Romero) Lucero; a son, Frank Ralph Lucero; three brothers, Manuel "Tex" Lucero, Arthur and John Lucero. At age 16, Frank joined the U.S. Marine Corps and had been gone from Pueblo for about a year. His folks did not know where he was. A Catholic priest, Father Vincent, who was the pastor at St. Leander's parish at that time, found Frank. The priest and Frank's parents went to Denver and got him out because he was under age. Frank later re-joined the Marines when he attained the legal age. Survived by his lifelong companion and best friend, Geraldine Lucero, San Jose, Calif.; children, Roseann (Richard) Solorio, Hollister, Calif., Robert Lucero, Joseph (Connie) Lucero, Thomas Lucero, Noreen Guzman and Irene Lucero, all of San Jose, Calif.; siblings, Josie (Magger) Fuentes, Ernest Lucero, Mary Archuleta, Adeline (Vincent) Lucero, Patsy (Phil) Montoya, Fidel (Carmen) Lucero, Sam (Sandy) Lucero and Annie (Cecil) Baca, all of Pueblo, Lucy (Alfred) Vigil, Colorado Springs; two sisters-in-law, Cora and Vangie; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C. M., officiating. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Lucero family will receive friends at the Steel City Eagles Lodge, 3108 Thatcher Ave., following the burial rites.

Lucero, George
George Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1999 - George Lucero, 53, of Pueblo, passed away May 25, 1999. Born on Nov. 17, 1945, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Cecilio Lucero, in 1987. Survived by his mother, Ann V. Lucero, of the family home in Pueblo- brothers, Billy(Virginia) Lucero, Denver, and Ernesto Lucero, Denver- sister, Maria Margarita Lucero, Denver. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. No viewing. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2324 Spruce.

Lucero, George
George Lucero - Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our brother, George Lucero, who died Jan. 3, 1988. - Verse - The Pacheco Family.

Lucero, Gilbert
Gilbert "Clip-Board" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 - Gilbert "Clip-Board" Lucero, 34, Lucero, Gilbert late of 1713 Constitution, Apt. 3011, died Jan. 8, 1987. He was a graduate of East High School Class of 1971. Survived by parents, Gilbert and Mary E. Lucero. Brother of Veronica (Ron) Diaz, Delores Lusk, Delphin Lucero, Greg Lucero, Ron Martin, Annadene Sanchez, Ginger Lucero and Maschelle Pederson Vaught, all of Pueblo. A grandson of Clarita and Anselmo Rodriquez and Sofie Pique, all of Pueblo. Numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins also survive. Preceded in death by his mother, Henretta Lucero, in 1970; and brother, Larry Lucero, in 1968. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel with Pastor Ron Diaz of the New Life Bible Church officiating. Interment service at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1914 E. Fourth Street, home of parents.

Lucero, Gilbert J.
Gilbert J. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2000 - Gilbert J. Lucero, 73. Born March 16, 1927, in Ocate, N.M., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Rosie Lucero; children, Daniel (Carol) Lucero, Pastor Roger (Grace) Lucero, Judy (Alfred) Vigil; grandson, Richard Lucero, whom he helped raise, all of Pueblo. Gilbert was blessed with five other grandchildren, Tony, Angelica, Megan, Dion and Amaris; as well as three great-grandchildren that he loved very much. Survived also by brothers, Willie (Stella) Lucero of Ocate, N.M., Abelino (Rita) Lucero of Denver, Colo., Dan (Kate) Lucero of Pueblo; sisters, Tomacita Vigil of Denver and Lucille (Cip) Bernal of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Juan and Altagracia Lucero; daughter, Renee Lucero; sisters, Adelina Lucero, Georgia Montoya; and one brother, Florentino Lucero. Gilbert moved to Pueblo in 1952 after serving in the United States Air Force in Japan, South Korea, and Phoenix, Ariz. Till the day he went to be with the Lord, Gilbert remained patriotic as a true military man at heart, with a love for his country, his community and his God. He worked at the CF&I Steel Mill (Tube Mill) until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the VFW Post 61, Aerie Eagles No. 145 and the St. Charles Senior Citizens Club. Gilbert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend. He was known by his family and friends as a man of his word, a man of integrity, decency and honesty. He loved traveling, camping, fishing and the great outdoors. Gilbert's great joy was during the times he spent at the Lucero Ranch in Ocate, N.M. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Rev. Mark Plewka. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive guests at 2512 Cheyenne.

Lucero, Gilbert P.
Gilbert P. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2003 - Gilbert P. Lucero, 81, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord March 31, 2003. Born July 3, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Clair and Percy Lucero. Preceded in death by his first wife, Henrietta Sapeda, who was the mother of his eight children; his parents; brother, George Lucero; and three sisters, Ruby, Bernice and Anita; three children, Veronica Diaz, Gilbert Jr. and Larry Lucero. Survived by his second wife, Mary Lucero; children, Dolores Lusk, Delphin Lucero, Greg Lucero, Annadene Lucero and Ginger (Brian) Aguirres; stepchildren, Maschelle (Joseph) Jacquez, Ron Martin; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Olivia DeHerrera and Fern Wilson; special life long friend who meant the world to him, Ernesto Martinez; special caregiver and granddaughter, Brandy Lucero; and numerous friends and relatives. Gilbert grew up in Walsenburg, and served in World War II. In 1978, Gilbert retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 32 years of service. Gilbert was a special man and always showed kindness and love for everyone he knew. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, noon Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation to follow. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lucero, Harold R.
Harold R. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1987 - Harold R. Lucero, 1515 Danforth, departed this life April 3, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1964, he was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Aguilar. Graduated from Aguilar High School in 1954, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1962. He married the former Marie Romero on Feb. 6, 1964, in Raton, N.M. An avid fisherman, he was employed in the wire mill at CF&I Steel Corp. Predeceased by brother, Ben Lucero, in 1949; a sister, Martha Lucero, in 1948; and mother, Manuelita Lujan-Lucero, in 1985. Survivors include his beloved wife, Marie; three brothers, John Lucero, Belton, Texas, Frank (Sophia) Belarde, Pueblo, Andrew Abeyta, Denver; four sisters, Sadie (Ben) Abeyta, Delores Lucero, both of Pueblo, Ernestine (Mike) Valdez, Denver, Lucy (Serfian) Duran, Las Animas; in-laws, the Rev. Manuel (Dorothy) Romero, Erlinda Lucero, Donald Romero, Arm and Romero, Manuel Romero Jr., Linda (Pete) Roybal, Patsy Romero, Martha LeFebre, Ida Archuleta; two god-children, Delores Baca and Melissa Romero, all of Pueblo. Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary recitation, 8 p.m. Monday, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1138 E. Orman.

Lucero, Henry
Henry Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2000 - Henry Lucero, 93, a retired ammunitions handler from the Pueblo Army Depot, departed this life Nov. 29, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. Born Jan. 16, 1907, in Roy, N.M. Mr. Lucero loved and lived for his family. He was always the life of a family gathering. He was an accomplished fiddler and played in several bands, and was called upon to play many a bride's "entrega." He also enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos, professional wrestling, professional rodeos, and taking care of his two German Sheppards "Butch" and "Macho". Predeceased by his parents, Encarnacion and Margarita (Gonzales) Lucero; infant son, Gilbert Lucero; and his beloved wife, Frances (Gonzales) Lucero in 1994. Survived by his children, William (Charlotte) Lucero, Arvada, Margaret (Louis) Luna, Pueblo, Betty (Roy) Abeyta, Pueblo, Joanne (Eddie) Lazo, Arvada, Eva Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas, Rose Geremia, Pueblo, Henry (Kathy) Lucero, Denver, Frances (Henry) Gonzales, Steve (Debra) Lucero, all of Pueblo; a sister, Celia Sanchez, Pueblo; 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 5 p.m. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lucero, Hope S.
Hope S. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2005 - Hope S. Lucero, born June 26, 1930, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe S. Lucero; and son, Frank D. Lucero. Survived by children, Joann Engle, Alex Lucero, Joseph Lucero, Barney Lucero, Belinda (Lawrence) Villalobos, Edward (Rebecca) Lucero, Sheila Lucero, Christopher (Betty) Lucero and Urban (Mary A.) Lucero; brothers, Fred and Amos Maestas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and other relatives. Vigil rosary and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Lucero, Irene H.
Irene H. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2005 - Irene H. Lucero passed away March 20, 2005, in Pueblo. She was born July 20, 1922, in Calhan, Colo. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond S. Lucero. Her survivors include her sons, Raymond Lucero and David Tharp; special friends, Jess and Della Alfaro, Darlene Armijo, Lupe Hinojos and family; her home nurse and special friend, Jackie Martinez. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2005, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

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