Joe A. Lujan, Age 77
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Born 3/29/1936 - Died 3/21/2014
His parents were Celedon R. & Rose Valencia Lujan from EI Rancho, NM.
Joe attended school in Pojoaque then met and married Dolores Ortiz in Santa Fe. He retired from the U.S. Government 20 years ago.
Joe is survived by his wife Dolores of 55 years, daughters Jacqueline Padilla (Ray) and Darlene Cardenas (Roland), grandchildren, Samantha Chavez, Jon-Gabriel Padilla and Daniel Cardenas (Valerie). Great grandchildren are Kiva Chavez, Angelica Mendoza and Alyssa Cardenas. Joe is also survived by his close sister Judy Lujan (Michael), close nephews Jason and Little Michael and extended Lujan family. Also surviving him are Elda Carrillo, Armando Ortiz (Jane), close niece Reyes Garcia plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was spiritual and had faith that God was his best doctor.
In honor of his wishes Joe was cremated; we will not be having services but request that you keep Joe
and our family in your prayers.
We pray that the Lord accepts him with open arms.
Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Mar. 26, 2014