Bernice (Lujan) Kruger

Bernice (Lujan) Kruger

Bernice (Lujan) Kruger

Bernice (Lujan) Kruger went to be with Our Lord on Dec. 12, 2020.

Bernice was born to John and Antonia Lujan on June 4, 1944. She was a twin to Barbara. They along with their two brothers Orlando (Fox), Ramiro (Tuna), and the youngest sister Virginia grew up in Wards Canyon and made wonderful memories with many family members and friends.

Bernice graduated from Clifton High School, attended Eastern Arizona Junior College, and majored in business. Upon finishing her two-year degree there, she continued her education at Arizona State University.

She eventually moved to California, where she worked as a reservation agent for Hughes Air West. This career allowed her to travel to several countries including Australia, France, Greece, and Japan. She also worked for TWA(Trans World Airlines) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Her daughter Nicole was born in Massachusetts. She returned to Clifton to raise her daughter and worked for the Phelps Dodge Copper Mines.

Years later she moved to the Valley and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Alika, Drew, Marisa, and Talon. Nicole and Roger included her in their family travels and gatherings. She also enjoyed many fun celebrations with her sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bernice is survived by her daughter Nicole (Roger) Lopez and their family Alika Lujan, Drew, Marisa, and Talon Lopez, her brother Orlando ( Terry) Lujan, her twin sister Barbara Etchamendy, her sister Virginia Lujan, nephews: Danny (Sally) Lujan and family, Mark (Sonya) Etchamendy and family, Robert ( Sylvia) Etchamendy and family, J.B. (Magdalena) Etchamendy and family, Chris Lujan and family, Nick (Jaimee) Lujan and family, and niece: Loretta Desaulniers and family, and many loving great nieces and great nephews.

Bernice was laid to rest at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona. She was preceeded in death by her loving parents John and Antonia (Tony) Lujan, her brother Ramiro and wife Susan Lujan, and much loved grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. She will be missed by all who knew her and her kindness. Vaya Con Dio, Hasta Que Nos Vemos Otra Vez. Go with God until we see each other again!

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