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Rafelita Apodaca Lucero

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Rafelita Apodaca Lucero, age 80, lifetime Tucumcari resident, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 ,in her home following an extended illness. 
Rafelita was born February 22, 1928, in Tucumcari, NM. She was a devoted homemaker and reared 12 beautiful kids. She worked for many years at Alco and retired from there. She had been a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and sang in the choir. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2528.
Surviving Rafelita Lucero are 4 sons,  Sammy and wife, Carla of Erie, PA., Tony and wife, Lola of Tucumcari, NM, Louie and wife, Helen of Eagle River, AK, and David of Silver City;  6 daughters,  Vicky Jimenez and husband, Felix of Tucumcari, NM, Dorothy Garcia and husband, John of El Paso, TX, Yolanda of Amarillo TX, Edith Moralez and husband ,Danny of Tucumcari, NM, Shari Lucero and Christy  Garcia both of Tucumcari; one sister, Rosa Pacheco of Tucumcari, NM; 31 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Guillermo and Acension Apodaca; 3 brothers and 2 sisters; two sons, Bobby and Ricky Lucero and 2 great granddaughters,  Megan and Helena Lucero.
Rosary will be recited in St. Anne's Catholic Church on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM with Mass of the Resurrection being offered on Monday morning at 11:00 AM in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Father Leo Padget as celebrant.  Pallbearers will be grandson, Sammy Lucero, Jr., Jr. Jimenez, Tony Lucero, Jr., Louie Lucero, Jr., John Garcia, Jr., Tony Masacarenas, Dennis Garcia, Jr., and D. T. Lucero, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all remaining grandchildren. 
Interment will take place in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery at Tucumcari, NM.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM,  575 461-3815
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