MARTINA R. LUCERO Martina (Martha) R. Lucero, 94, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margarito and Elvira Romero; sister, Senaida; brothers, Onecimo and Donaciano; and children, Consuelo, Billy and Arnold. Martina was born on November 26, 1919 in Vadito, she later married and moved to Chamisal, then to Santa Fe while raising her family. Martina was a devoted catholic, loving mother, and hard worker. She was proud to have visited many of the Marian pilgrimage sites throughout the world. Martina was her high school class Valedictorian, loved to read and was known for encouraging her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to do well in school. She loved music, dancing, traveling, visiting friends and relatives. Martina was employed as a school teacher in Rodarte for four years, postmistress in Chamisal for seven years, and worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Santa Fe for twenty-three years and retired in 1982. Martina is survived by her children; Senaida Hanson and husband David of San Jose, CA, Helen Lucero of Albuquerque, Arnold Lucero's wife Josephine of Santa Fe, Connie Herrera of Santa Fe, Charlie Lucero and wife Susan of Santa Fe, Manuel Lucero and wife Debbi of Santa Fe, and Lee Lucero and wife Barbara of Santa Fe. Martina is also survived by her sister, Mary Ortiz of Las Vegas, NM; brothers, Jimmy Romero of Vadito, and Richard Romero of Albuquerque, twenty grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Public visitation will begin on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Pe¤asco. Burial to follow at the Chamisal Community Cemetery with the following grandsons serving the family as pallbearers, Michael Lucero, Chris Lucero, Phillip Lucero, Daniel Lucero, Roberto Lucero, and great-grandson, James Herrera. The family of Martina Lucero has entrusted their loved one the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espa¤ola Valley. 505-747-7477 - www.devargasfuneral.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Feb. 22, 2014