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Daniel Lueras Sr.

1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Daniel Lueras Sr., 91, long time resident of Tularosa, died June 1, 2015 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, NM.

Daniel Lueras Sr. was born, January 27, 1924 in Gallinas, NM.
Mr. Lueras served in the United States Army during World War II from1943-1946.

He later worked in the Civil Engineering Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base and retired after 34 years in the civil service. He was a member of Saint Francis de Paula Catholic Church as well as a member of American Legion Post 108.

Survivors include two daughters, Ida Louise Simmons and her husband Timothy Simmons of Tularosa, and Sally Simmons of Tularosa; Two sons, Daniel Lueras Jr. and his wife Silvia of Toney, AL, Sam Lueras and his wife Vivian of Tularosa; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Isabel Portio and her husband Aaron, Feliz Baltas and her husband George.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Ignacita Lueras; his wife, Betty Lueras; three sisters; Rose Martinez, Arcenia Zamora, and Natcha Verdugo; one brother, David Lueras; one son Fred Lueras; two grandsons, Dan and Dale Simmons; and one son-in-law, Jim Simmons.

The Rosary for Daniel Lueras will be recited at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, by Steve and Liz Chavez, at Saint Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Saint Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa with Chaplain (Capt.) Arkadiusz A. Szyda, Celebrant.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery - Tularosa.

The Lueras family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 4 to July 3, 2015
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