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Evelyn A. Lucero

1942 - 2019
Evelyn A. Lucero Obituary
Evelyn A. Lucero joined our Heavenly Father on January 11, 2019 in Plano, TX surrounded by her family. She was 76.

Evelyn was born to Jesus and Arcita Montoya on August 21, 1942 and was raised in Del Norte, CO with her six siblings. At 18, she moved to Durango and worked at Mercy Hospital for several years before relocating and marrying Antonio M. Lucero in Mountain View, CA.

She spent the next two decades raising her daughters, Renee and Carol, and traveling across the country and abroad following Antonio's career in the United States Navy. The family settled in Arboles, CO in 1979. Evelyn enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Evelyn was highly regarded for her generous spirit and bright personality and truly left an imprint on the hearts of many. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, wife and friend.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters Renee and husband Larry Burch of Pagosa Springs, CO, Carol Gallegos of Little Elm, TX; grandchildren Nicholas Gallegos and wife Christina, Sarah Gallegos and Gabriel Gallegos; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving, sisters Rosie Marquez and Martha Varela and husband Armando; brother Charlie Montoya and wife Rosie.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Antonio M. Lucero; parents Jesus and Arcita Montoya; sisters Stella Cordova, Christina Prado and brother Rudy Montoya.

The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Peter/St. Rosa Catholic Church in Arboles with a memorial Mass and dinner to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church 1917 County Road 975 Ignacio, CO 81137
Published in The Durango Herald on Jan. 21, 2019
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