Ruben U. Lucero passed away at home on Oct. 6, 2011. He was born at his family home in Pagosa Springs on Dec. 5, 1923, to Alberto and Sofia Lucero. He had two sisters and grew up running the hills and fishing the river of Trujillo, Colo.
On Jan. 30, 1946, he married Norma D. Lucero. They had four children: David, Becky, Albert and Leroy, who blessed him with 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Ruben was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, primo and friend.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Adelia. Ruben is survived by his wife, Norma Lucero. Children and their spouses: David and Margie Lucero, Becky and Bruce Smith, Albert and Theresa Lucero, and Leroy Lucero. Sister and her spouse: Aurelia and Joe Lucero; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held for Ruben Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. His family is grateful to all the family members and friends that provided a tremendous amount of encouragement, love and support during this time.