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Lori Ann Lucero Lopez

July 2, 1970 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 51) 51 Years Old


Lori Ann Lucero Lopez, 51, of Albuquerque New Mexico, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Lori was born on July 2, 1970, to Ignacio (Nacho) Lucero and Evie Lucero Gonzales in Roswell, NM. After graduating from Roswell High School in 1988, Lori began her journey as a young mother and wife.

In 1990, Lori married her lifelong love, Israel Lopez. Lori and Israel spent their early years residing in Roswell, NM where they raised their three children. In 2009, Lori and her family relocated to Albuquerque, NM where Lori excelled in her career, leading the payroll team at Sandia National Laboratories.

Lori loved spending her time with family, she was a lover of traditions and was always hosting friends and family. Lori loved animals and has always had several pets. Her current dogs Drake, Mya, Roman, and cat Charlie will miss her dearly, and of course her grand dogs Oscar, Oliver, and Koop. Lori also loved watching football and was a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. Some of her favorite memories were taking her family to watch the Cowboy’s play live. Lori loved thrift shopping, eating tacos, and spoiling her grandchildren. Lori had a great sense of humor, and you knew she loved you if she gave you a hard time with her witty comments. Lori was everyone’s best friend; she was loyal to all and always gave honest advice to all her loved ones. Lori also loved traveling and was privileged to travel all over the nation during her career.

Lori is survived by her husband, Israel Lopez; parents, Ignacio (Nacho) Lucero and Evie Lucero Gonzales; sisters Monica Renee Lucero Garcia and her husband Javier Garcia, and Connie Marie Lucero Aliverto;  three children Desiree Lucero Sosa, Mathew Lopez, and Christopher Lopez; four grandchildren, Zoey, Jaina, Leia, and Nomi; and nieces and nephews, Juan, Sophia, Anthony, Michael, Sienna, Brogan, Graysen, Kevin, Jasmin, Kobi, Jacob, Alissa, Courtney, Brianna, Nathaniel, Jace, Skylar, Katherine, Kaden, and Ardo.

Lori will be carried to her final resting place by her Pallbearers: Mathew Lopez, Christopher Lopez, Juan Rivera, Anthony Garcia, Bobby Zepeda, Kevin Perez, and Justin Jessup. Honorary Pallbearers: Michael Garcia, Brogan Aliverto, and Johnny Matthew Lucero.

O God, in Saint Peregrine you gave us an outstanding example of faith and patience. We humbly ask you that, by imitating him and by the help of his prayers, we may believe more fully in your healing help, bear the suffering of this life without wavering, and come with joy to the peace of heaven. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  - Amen

There will be services for Lori in Roswell, NM.  A Rosary for Lori will be at Ballard Funeral Home 910 S Main St, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm, and a Mass to lay Lori to rest will be at the Ave Maria Center 401 E Bland St, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 10:00 am.  Please know that Ballard Funeral Home and the Ava Maria Center are still requiring that all patrons wear masks. A reception will follow at the Eagles Club, 3201 S Sunset Ave.

Our lives go on without you

But nothing is the same

We have to hide our heart ache

When someone speaks you name

Sad are the hearts that love you

Silent are the tears that fall

Living here without you

Is the hardest part of all

You did so many things for us

Your heart was kind an d true

And when we needed someone

We could always count on you

The special years will not return

When we are all together

But with the love in our hearts

You walk with us forever




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April 12, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ballard Funeral Home Chapel
910 S. Main
Roswell, NM 88203

April 12, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ballard Funeral Home Chapel
910 S. Main
Roswell, NM 88203

April 13, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ave Maria Center

Interment following funeral service
April 13, 2022

South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St
Roswell, NM 88203


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