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Richard “Rick” Lucero

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Richard “Rick” Lucero passed away at his home in Rio Rancho, NM, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born on March 29, 1955, in Roswell, NM, to Antonio and Teodorita “Dora” Lucero. A tribute of Rick’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.Those left to cherish Rick’s memory are his life partner of 28 years, Kenny Rivera; sisters: Nellie Vargas, Lucy Nunez and husband, Antonio, Mary Silva and husband, Albert, Lupe Bencomo and husband, Oscar, Liz Lucero; and numerous nieces and nephews.Preceding Rick in death are his parents: Antonio and Teodorita “Dora” Lucero; brothers: Raymond “Momis” Lucero; Larry “Waterdog” Lucero, Manuel “Jiggs” Lucero; sisters: Theresa “Terry” Chacon, Orlidia “Bebe” Quintero; brothers-in-law: Chon Chacon, Roy Vargas Sr; sister-in-law, Cunie Lucero; and nephews: Jose Quintero, Roy Vargas Jr, Alfred Montoya and Anthony “Boom Boom” Martinez.On October 11, 1972, Rick joined the US Navy and survived on U.S.S Hull and U.S.S Ranger. Upon his honorable discharge on October 6, 1975, Rick pursued a career as a hair stylist until he retired. Rick enjoyed working on his yard, camping, hiking and weekend drives. He loved spending time with family, friends and his precious dogs and chickens.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m.This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Rick by his family.

I thought of you today,
But that is nothing new.
I thought of you yesterday,
And the day before that, too.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories
And a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake,
From which I’ll never part,
God has you in His arms,
But I have you in my heart.