Lucille Lucero

Our Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Lucille Lucero, born on February 27, 1930, in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, went to be with our Lord on December 13, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah.

She spent most of her life in Sanford, Colorado, it was there that she met our dad, Gilbert Lucero, they were married at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Antonito, Colorado on June 3, 1946. Dad preceded her in death on April 30, 1999.

Mom was a homemaker, but she also worked several different jobs to try to help make ends meet. For instance, she would take the boys to pick peas and turn it into a contest to see who could fill the most baskets, since they got paid by the basket. “GUESS WHO WON”? She also worked in the Potato Co-op, hard jobs indeed. She retired from Conejos County Hospital as a Dietician Aide.


Mom will be remembered for her love of family get togethers. There was always plenty of food, drinks, laughter, music, dancing, playing games in which, everyone took part.

She loved watching her sons and grandkids play sports. “Go Lucy’s Boys”. She loved music, especially Spanish, Mariachi, Country and THE LOUDER THE BETTER. When she moved to Utah she loved going to Wendover, Nevada for some fun time gambling, she didn’t even want to stop playing to go eat.

Mom was a lifelong member of The Catholic Church, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley and a member of St. Monica’s Prayer Group.


The life she lived will always be remembered, the way she touched hearts cannot be erased, the smiles she created will live forever. “Party on Miss Lucy” “Party on Handsome Beaver” We Love You!


She is survived by her children; Bonnie Duran, Lino (Darlene), Bob (Yvonne), Jimmy (Nina), Ignes (Phyliss), Tony (Emma), Henry, Veronica Smith, Karly (Leon), Gilbert Jr. (SueAnn) and daughter-in-law, Veronica Lucero; Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great-Grandchildren; Special Nephew, Arthur Duran; Sister, Joan Sanchez; Sister-in-law, Olive Brown and many relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonifacio Varos and Emelina Sanchez Varos; Son, Randy Lucero; Grandson, Mark Duran; Great-Grandson, River Chacon; Great-Granddaughters, Alexis Duran and Kenzley Lucero; Sisters, Carmen Duran, Raymunda Pacheco; Sons-in-law, Bonifacio Duran and Wayne Smith.

Services are scheduled for June 3, 2022, at Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Church located in LaJara, Colorado. Family Sharing and Eulogy at 10:45 a.m, Rosary will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at 12:00 p.m. (Noon). Celebrant Rev. Williams Bakyil. Interment of her cremated remains will follow at Sanford Cemetery.


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