The handsome “Caballero” Santana Lujan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 16. He was 91 years old. He was born to Emilio and Consolacion Lujan in Pagosa Springs, where he lived throughout his lifetime. Santana was known throughout the area for his beautiful rock masonry work and carpentry. He was a kind, giving man who would always help anyone in need.
He is survived by wife of 69 years Emma Lujan; son Joe Lujan; four daughters: Gloria (Louis) Perez, Darlene Lujan, Marcella (Wynn) Sutton and Deanna (Gary) Rader; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; an adopted sister, Della Velasquez; son-in-law Raymond Martinez; daughter-in-law Dolores Atencio; John Kellogg, Elisha Lucas and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruby; and his loving adopted brothers, Phil and Chris.
A Recitation of the Rosary was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Monday, June 20, and a Mass of Christian burial was held at Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, with burial following at Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs on Tuesday, June 21.
Santana was a cherished husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle who will be greatly missed.