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Rudolfo "Rudy" Reynaldo Lucero
December 6, 1956 - April 23, 2010

Rudolfo “Rudy” Reynaldo Lucero, Sr.
Our beloved Rudy passed away April 23, 2010 at the age of 53, surrounded by his family after a very short battle with liver cancer. Rudy died exactly 7 months after the death of his son, Vato.
A rosary will be recited on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM at St. John’s Catholic Church located at 501 S. Lincoln in Roswell, New Mexico. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM at St. John’s Catholic. Father Juan Antonio Gutierrez O.F.M. will officiate. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Rudy was born December 6, 1956 in Gallup, New Mexico to Joe D. Lucero, Sr. and Maggie Lopez Lucero. Rudy attended school in Roswell, New Mexico. Rudy was a cook by profession and worked for several restaurants in Roswell and Artesia. At the time of his death, Rudy was living in Artesia, New Mexico.
Rudy is survived by his wife, Norma and their children: Nick, Joseph, Mike, and Selena of Artesia, New Mexico; daughter, Diana Deprest; grandson, Andrew of Michigan, son Joe Joe Rush of California, and daughter Tabitha Lucero of Roswell. He is also survived by his Dad, Joe D. Lucero, Sr. of Roswell; his sisters: Josie Espinoza and her husband Mariano “Eddie,” Candy Samario and her husband Joe, Eloise Pino-Vasaquez, and her husband Gabriel, and Monica Garcia; his brothers: Gilbert Lucero and wife Phil, Bobby Lucero and wife Blanca, Ray Lucero and wife Andrea, and sister-in-law, Dalene Lucero all of Roswell, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and an Aunt Dorothy Godinez.
Rudy was preceded in death by his Mother, Maggie Lopez Lucero, his oldest brother, Joe D. Lucero, Jr., his next older brother, Frank Lucero, his son Rudolfo Reynaldo “Vato” Lucero, Jr., and his infant son, Rudolfo Reynaldo Lucero.
Pallbearers will be Ray Anaya, Mariano “Eddie” Espinoza, Joe Samario, Gabriel Pino-Vasquez, Israel Espinoza, and Christopher Lucero. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends and family at 316 E. Hervey in Roswell, New Mexico.
The family would like to thank Vista Care Hospice for their assistance during his illness.


To Rudy
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me, I want no
Rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry
For a soul set free.
Miss me a little, but not too long. And not with your head
Bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take, and each must go alone,
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road home.
When we are long and sick at heart, go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows, miss me, but let me go.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online obituary can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

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