Elon Lucero, 90, went home to the Lord on April 20, 2017. He was born on January 7, 1927 in Arabella, NM to Amarante and Rebecca Lucero. He was a caring father, husband, and grandfather. He was lovingly known as "Papu" by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elon was of the Catholic faith and was devoted to the Lord.
Elon spent his younger years working on the family ranch in Arabella. He served in the Army from 1945 to 1947.
He met his sweetheart, Lupe Manuz, in Morenci, Arizona. They were married on January 7, 1950. The couple moved to Lubbock, TX where Elon completed barber school. Elon and Lupe moved to Roswell where he started his own barber business. Many people in Roswell remember him as their barber. He and Lupe had three children: Gloria Montoya, Richard Lucero, and Dorothy Irion.
His wife Lupe, daughter Gloria, and son Richard preceded him in death.
Elon was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed watching his family grow and participate in many different activities. He is survived by his daughter Dorothy and his brother Aristeo Lucero. In addition, he has 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He also loved his animal companion of 6 years, who is missing him as much as the rest of the family.
The family would like to give a warm thanks to the wonderful support and care of Dr. Aguiar and his staff at the VA Clinic in Artesia, as well as, the nurses at Kindred Hospice. Also, a special thanks to Melinda Klein, Eucharistic Minister of St. Peter's Church, who devotedly visited Elon on Sundays. We are thankful for the abundance of prayers, support, and love to the family.
A rosary and mass will be held on Monday April 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery at 1 p.m.
No Wheelchairs in Heaven
Life isn't always easy sitting in a wheelchair.
Sometimes I get discouraged and loaded down with care.
That's when I lean on Jesus to help me through the day.
For he gives me peace and comfort when trials come my way.
The Bible says there is a place that someday I will see,
Where there will be no sickness or pain to bother me.
I'll walk upon a street of gold,
Glorious beauty I will share
In a place called Heaven,