Obituary: Leroy R. Lujan


Obituary: Leroy R. Lujan

LEROY R. LUJAN, 65, born October 5, 1949 to Rafael and Elena Lujan passed away on September 8. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Elena Lujan; brothers and sisters, Gorgonio Lujan, Jerry Lujan and Belma Sandoval. Leroy was a very special son, brother and uncle.

He cared for all his family and was always there when you needed him anytime day or night. He loved to sing and dance and loved being with his friends and family. Leroy graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1968 and attended New Mexico Tech. He worked for the Española School System.

Leroy is survived by his sisters, Manuelita Romero and husband Robert of Santa Fe, Ida Berry and husband Lee of Texas, and Vicki Padilla of Alcalde, brothers, Arthur Carlos Lujan and wife Ada of Santa Cruz, Johnny Lujan of Santa Cruz, many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Public visitation was on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a at 7:00 p.m.. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz de la Canada, with a burial at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Steven Padilla, Savannah Padilla, Daniel Berry, Edward Romero, Carlos Lujan II, and Jerry Lujan II, honorary pallbearers will be his special nephew, Isaiah Padilla along with all his nieces and nephews.

The family of Leroy R. Lujan has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –