Desirae Lynn Lujan, 39, lifelong resident of Santa Fe, passed away after emergency surgery October 20, 2019. She blessed her loving parents, Shirley O. and Larry E. Lujan on November 26, 1979.
Desirae graduated from Pojoaque High School in 1998, went on to college and attended New Mexico State University, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics in 2002. She earned a Master of Engineering Degree from UNM in 2019.
She was currently employed by the County of Los Alamos and held the position of Senior Engineer with Los Alamos County Public Works Department. She was a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Floodplain Manager, and Certified Storm Water Manager. She held the VP board position at the Garcia Street Club.
Desirae met and later married the love of her life, Hector Sanchez, on August 28, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Church in Nambe, NM.
Desirae is preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Jean Lujan; grandmother, Gloria O. Lujan; brother-in-law, Richard Ballesteros; great-grandparents, Joaquin and Clorinda Ortiz, Melecio and Ruby Lujan.
Survived by husband Hector Sanchez, daughter Amelia Sanchez, son Alexander Sanchez, step-son Joseph Sanchez, parents Larry & Shirley Lujan, grandparents Jose A Lujan, Helen Vigil, Macario Vigil & Dolores, godparents Ricardo & Judy Roybal, mother in-law Norma Nieto, sister in-law Erica Chavez, uncles and aunts Joe & Pam Lujan, Ben & Cindy Vigil, Gilbert & Sandy Varela, Ron Lujan, Andrew Vigil and eleven immediate cousins.
Pallbearers: Ricardo Roybal godfather, Benny Vigil cousin, Joseph Lujan cousin, David Roybal cousin, Ernest Gallegos best man and Eric Martinez co-worker.
A visitation and condolences will be held on Thursday, October 24,2019 at 6pm with a rosary at 7pm at the Sacred Heart Church in Nambe, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe del Valle de Pojoaque on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2pm.