Guadalupe L. "Lupe" Duran ( - 2011)

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Guadalupe (Lupe) L. Duran went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 10, 2011 after battling cancer for the past four years. She was surrounded at home by family and close friends at the time of her passing. Lupe was born in Torreon, Cahuila Mexico and married the love of her life, Elias (Alex) H. Duran of Indio, California on December 11, 1960. She was a long time Juneau resident and beloved full-time mother. Lupe will be remembered for her soft spoken and quiet nature, strong Christian faith, and as the matriarch and loving nurturer of her large close-knit family.

Lupe was preceded in death by her parents: Gilberto Luna and Refugio Ruiz de Luna. She is survived by her husband, Elias and Children: Elias Duran, Jr. (Toni), Rosemarie Duran, Marciano Duran (Josette), Maryantonia Kensinger, Vanessa Duran, and Paul David Duran (Lolita) all of Juneau, Alaska. She is also survived by her sisters: Maria Cortez of Chicago, Illinois; Martha Luna, Vickie Bordon, and Rebeca Luna of Oxnard, California and Laura Rosas of San Diego, California. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren: Marciano J. Duran, Chas Duran, Alexa Duran, Merced Duran, Savannah Duran, Seth Santana, Saul Santana, Tino Kensinger, Christian Kensinger, Elise Duran, Brielle Duran, PJ Duran, Brandon Duran, and Danny Cash Duran; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Lupe's family invites all of her family and friends to a Celebration of her Life to be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 16th at Glacier Valley Church of God located at 8497 Thunder Mountain Road. She will be interred at Alaskan Memorial Park on Friday, June 17th at 10am.

Donations can be made in her name to the Glacier Valley Church of God "Firepower" Youth Program at 8497 Thunder Mountain Road, Juneau, AK 99801.
Published in The Juneau Empire from June 16 to June 23, 2011