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Joseph C. Lujan, 83, of Espanola, N.M. passed away on Sept. 1, 2012. He was born on Feb. 5, 1929 to Maria Teofila and Pedro Lujan and married Rebecca Lujan on Sept. 1, 1956 in Mesilla, N.M. Joseph is preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Maria Teofila Lujan, and sons: Paul and Phillip Lujan, and sister Elizabeth Sanderson and brother Edward Lujan. He is survived by his wife Rebecca Lujan of Espanola; daughter Peggy Tinder, husband Brad, sons Kyle and Evan of Irvine, Calif.; son, Peter Lujan, wife Mary, daughters Kaira and Tristen of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughter Pamela Lujan, son Joseph of Las Cruces, N.M,; and son Patrick Lujan, wife Bertha, son Chandler of Las Cruces, as well as sister Esther Vigil and husband Joe of Albuquerque. Joseph served in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from New Mexico A&M/NMSU in 1958, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Joseph also served in the NM State Mounted Patrol, was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and was a La Mesilla volunteer firefighter. A rosary was recited on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Rivera Family Funeral Home Chapel in Espanola. A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at 7 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, N.M. A graveside service followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery and a gathering was held at Knights of Columbus. Pallbearers were Peter Lujan, Patrick Lujan, Brad Tinder, Joseph Lujan and Evan Tinder. Honorary pallbearers were Peggy Lujan and Pam Lujan. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home. (505) 753-2288. To share a memory, please visit our website at
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 9, 2012
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