US Marine Corps

John F. Lucero

March 31, 1930 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 89)


John Flores Lucero

Born, April 1, 1930 – Went to Heaven, August 25, 2019

A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday September 5th, at 11:00 am at Christian Life Church located at 121 Siringo Rd. Santa Fe, NM. A Reception will take place following the service. A Military burial will take place at 2:15 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

John Flores Lucero, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on August 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, Glenda, John Paul and Elaine Lucero. He was born to parents, Juan L. Lucero and Josefita Flores on April 1, 1930 in Villanueva, NM.

John served his country honorably as a Marine Sergeant in the Korean War. He later attended and graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.  John later held career positions as a Psychologist for the Santa Fe Municipal Courts, Guidance Counselor in the Pojoaque Public Schools, Resident Psychologist for the Santa Fe Juvenile Detention Center, and Guidance Counselor for the Santa Fe Public Schools.

John married the love of his life, sixty-one years ago, Glenda L. Lucero on August 30, 1958 in Santa Fe, NM. He and his family have been members at Christian Life Church of Santa Fe for over 25 years.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Josefita and six brothers and sisters in order of their birth, Maria Galiz, Margaret Torres, Jose Lucero, Cecilio Lucero, Ignacio Lucero, Catherine Montoya, Chana Olivas; brother-in-law Richard Brewer; Cousin Merlin White and daughter, Kathy; Cousins Placido and Cela Bustamante; nephew, Markus Jon Hendricks; Sister-in-law Theresa Brewer.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Glenda L. Lucero; daughter, Elaine Lucero; son, John Paul Lucero; sister-in-law, Debra Hendricks, married to Richard Hendricks and sons Robert Hendricks, Ken Hendricks married to Krystal Hendricks, daughters Maylene and Lacie Hendricks; nephews Tyler & Swylvia Hendricks and sons Markus and Ellijah, brother Korey Hendricks, wife Adara, daughters Aria and Melody, mother Jacci and Monotowine & family; Brother in-law Robert Brewer, wife Anne Gladstone, Robert's children, Sharon Valdez and daughter Nettie married to Santos, children Haythem, Arianna, Zayah, Annie’s daughter Julia & Bernie & Mickey; Jennifer Brewer, mother to Candice and Jenae Bobchak; James Brewer, Daniel Brewer, wife Rachael Claxton, children Harlan and Charlie, mother, Jean; Sean Brewer and Michelle; Josefita White, Rose, Mandie White, Phil & Jan White and children and grandchildren; Paul and Becky Bustamante, son Paul Jr., 2 daughters and granddaughter; Gerald Bustamante, and family and many, many other nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers and represented families: John Paul Lucero, Ken Hendricks, Korey Hendricks, Jared Cordova, Daniel Romero, Joseph Pecos. 

Honorary Pallbearers: John Gallegos, Robert Brewer, Richard Hendricks, Robert Hendricks, Tyler Hendricks, Paul and Gerald Bustamante, Phil White, Jim Johnson

Very Special Thanks to the following friends and families: Berardinelli Family Funeral Service (Raymond Lucero; Gerald Rodriguez, Rick Berardinelli); Ambercare Hospice Service (Ashley, Allison, Aaron, Brenda, Stephanie, Rhyannon, Dr. Thronn; Presbyterian Hospital and ER Services; Pastor Bryan Hallmark and Family, Javier Bates, Deacons, Elders, staff and Roy Ann at Christian Life Church; Danny, Elaine, Danielle, Elandra, Daniel & Victoria Roybal Family; Maria Popovic and Family, Spencer Stuart Executive Advisory Firm; Bonnie and Robert Shipper; The Lovelies; Bobby & Maria Gutierrez, Dolores & Ricardo Pong, @Realsantafe; @SimplySantaFe; @Haydenfold, Teresa Griego and Family; Atrisco's owner Georgia who honors all US Military and their families and Atrisco's entire staff; Miguel, Shirley, Melissa and entire staff of Starbucks; David, Dominic, Matt, Blane, Jeffrey, Ashley, Diane and countless waitress and waiter friends;

Pastor Marcus & Sharon McClain, Pastor Bryan & Cindy, Gracie, Nate & Josh Hallmark, Javier Bates, Pastors David and LaHoma and Jon Sasse; John & Dorothy Gallegos, Ron Schwartz, Roy Ann Romero, Gerald Byers, John & Melissa Byers, Ernesto & Marti Rodriguez, Brian & JC Valdez, Sean & Cathy Fresquez, Jesse & Veronica Cordova, Chuck & Belinda Simko, George Yvette Brown, Pager & Jenny Smith, Tammy and Tim Martinez, Dolores & Ricardo Pong, Victoria & Carlos Carillos and Family, Sylvia Tyndale, Julia Chavez; Jared & April Cordova, Entire body of Believers at Christian Life Church and churches throughout Santa Fe, Johnny B. our Dad's Barber; Sylvia Tyndale, Tammy & Tim Martinez, Julia, Adrienne May, Jenny Smith, Ruby Martinez Wycoff and Family and Brother Teresa (Miles), Val Nye and Joel Yelich, Bugler, Kevin Busick to play Taps at the National Cemetery; The National Cemetery and staff and the United States Marine Corps. 

We're thankful for every single friend and loved one in our lives--past, present and future and we give thanks and glory and honor to our beloved Heavenly Father, our Messiah, Jesus, and the precious Holy Spirit who sent you all to us.

We truly love you all and thank you!!

Glenda, John Paul and Elaine

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