Regina M. (Lucero) Rael
1954 - 2021
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Regina M. Rael, 66, died in the early morning of April 29, 2021, at home in Tucumcari surrounded by family.
Services are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 306 W. High St. in Tucumcari.
Regina was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Benito Rael Jr., who died July 17, 2013. They were married May 2, 1970, and would have marked their 51st anniversary this year.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Monica and Ruben Sanchez of Marfa, Texas, Veronica and Jimmy Encinias of Tucumcari, Albenita "Beany" Rael of Tucumcari, and Benito Rael III and Julia Abeyta of Santa Rosa; as well as her 13-year-old tabby cat, Meow Meow.
Regina was born on October 24, 1954, in Tucumcari. Her mother was Epimenia "Pima" Garcia and her father was Frank Lucero, both of whom preceded her in death. She was the first of three children for Garcia and Lucero. She is also survived by her sister, Ida Lucero; and her brother, Edward Lucero. Regina was preceded in death by her brother, Louis Lucero.
Regina was also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Rael, Rita York, Bertha Garcia, Freddy Lucero and Anthony Lucero. Regina's mother-in-law, Agustina Rael, preceded her in death.
Regina worked for the New Mexico State Police until she retired in 2005.
Regina loved her large and growing family. She had 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, all of whom called her Nana.
Regina was known for her sewing skills. She made numerous quilts and other crafts by hand throughout her life.
She was a devout Catholic who was a lifelong member of St. Anne's.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home Tucumcari, NM 575-461-3815

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Published in Quay County Sun from May 4 to May 5, 2021.
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June 11, 2021
I just learned today, June 11th, that my dear, precious friend, Regina, passed away. My condolences to her kids, grandkids and her sister and brother. Rest in Peace my friend. Bobbie Mallory
Bobbie K Mallory
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May 11, 2021
So sorry we're not there to pay respects. Andi & I want you to know your Mom was really a great Lady and we know you will miss her, she fought a hard battle but is walking the streets of gold and out of pain. God Bless......Vic
Vic and Andi Baum
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May 8, 2021
My condolences to the family. RIP Regina will truly be missed.
Patsy Gomez
May 7, 2021
I will never forget her wonderful smile! She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Frances Shay
Frances Shay
Friend
May 6, 2021
I so sorry for your loss, she was my nestie and I will miss going to her house to sew with her or listen to music and dance. She was the older sister I never had. May she dance with angels in heaven. RIP bestie you are no longer in pain and suffering.
Carol Corbin
Friend
May 5, 2021
A true friend and quilting buddy
I will truly miss my friend
K Grose
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May 5, 2021
To all of Linda's family , we offer our Deepest Condolences ,she was a wonderful Lady who was and still is Loved by all who knew her ,Rest In Peace Linda!!
David & Carol Arias
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May 5, 2021
Linda i will miss ur love for life and all the laughter from ur experience in daily life. You will be missed and i will keep my family in prayer ❤
Betty Jean Garcia (Cali)
Family
May 4, 2021
My condolences to Regina's family. So sorry to hear about her passing. She was a wonderful person, and a great quilting friend. May she rest in peace.
Catrina Gallegos
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