Betty A Lucero, 78, passed away peacefully at home on June 1, 2021, in Peoria, AZ. Betty was born to Clemente and Guadalupe Castillo on November 21, 1942, in Flagstaff Az. She married Rudy (Tiger) Lucero. Betty was a full-time bilingual educator who worked for FUSD#1 as a Home School Coordinator and translator for many years. Betty also taught adult advanced ESL classes at Rio Salado learning center in Phoenix, Az. She moved to Peoria, Az in 2008.
Betty's hobbies included reading, going to the casinos, listening to New Mexico music. When she had the chance, Betty loved going to the beach and loved going to visit her large family in New Mexico.
Betty is survived by daughters Valerie (Robert) Chalup, Roxane Deniz, and son Joseph (Cecilia) Lucero. Grandchildren Christina (Victor) Meza, Amanda Perez and children, Robert Jr. Chalup, Veronica (Erik) Deniz, Jaiden Lucero and daughter, and Rudy Lucero. Stepdaughter Debbie Velerado and family.
Betty is also survived by brother Speedy Castillo Anaheim, California; Sister-in-law Frances (Danny) Castillo Phoenix, Az; sisters Shirley Downing Phoenix, Az; Ralphe (Lionel) Teran of Waddell Az and Kathy (Rafael) Lozania of Flagstaff, Az; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, and close friends.
Betty was welcomed home by her parents Lupe and Clemente, spouse Rudy, and siblings Roy, Danny, and Larry. She will be remembered by always responding with the phrases "I love you more" or "I love you bunches" when anyone told her they loved her.
At her request, there will be no church services held. A celebration of life for Betty will be held at 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Luke AFB recreation area on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 12 noon. All are welcome.