Samuel A. Lucero, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Samuel’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
Services: There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service Celebration of Samuel’s purpose driven life at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
On April 4, 1940, Samuel was born to Martin and Hiliria Lucero in San Patricio, New Mexico. He was married and sealed to the love of his life, Elvira Lucero. Samuel had a deep faith in God and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, going to baseball games, and spending time with his family. Samuel worked thirty-three years for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring. He was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate enough to have known Samuel.
Survivors: Those left to treasure and cherish memories of Samuel are his loving wife Elvira Lucero Sanchez; children: Mark Lucero and wife Sophia, Sammy Jr. Lucero and wife Barbara, Denise Cardenas and husband Sergio; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers: Junio Lucero and wife Virginia, Martin Lucero and wife Nena, Ignacio Lucero; sisters, Bessie Perez and Margaret; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Josie Sanchez and Sara Sanchez; brother-in-law, Alex Ortega; and close friends: Paul Fresquez, and Frances and Mike Sanchez.
Preceded: Samuel is preceded in death by his son, Rene and wife Nicole; daughter, Mona Lee Lucero; great-grandson, Nehemiah; parents, Martin and Hiliria Lucero; grandparents, Susanita Salcido and Gaspar Lozano; siblings: Frank Lucero, Lucila Ortega, Susie and Genevo Farmer, Connie Ornelas; and special friend, Archie Terri.
Honorary Pallbearers: Chosen as Honorary Pallbearers will be all his grandkids, great-grandkids, fishing partners, card game buddies, and railroad and baseball family, Frances and Mike Sanchez.
Pallbearers: Chosen to serve as Pallbearers will be Sergio Cardenas, Azalia Cardenas, Robert Farmer, Dino Roybal, Johnny Mathew Lucero, Marshall Lucero, Jacob Lucero, and Matthew Lucero.