Richard F. Lucero
On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Richard F. Lucero fell asleep in death at the age of 75 surrounded by the ones he loved most.
Richard was born on Aug. 16, 1945 to Marcos and Maria Lucero in Clemenceau, AZ. Richard had a huge family consisting of seven brothers and four sisters. At 16, Richard made his way in the world starting out as a cook at the “Copper Coffee Shop” in Ajo, AZ, he also delivered the paper, then started working for Phelps Dodge. He worked in different departments throughout his career until he retired.
In 1966 Richard met Margarita Valenzuela, fell in love, and married her in 1968. They were married for over 50 years. Richard was a good husband and an exceptional father to their two daughters. He was also the “best grandpa” to his grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. In November of 2008 Richard was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Everyone knew Richard because of his friendliness and approachable nature. He loved to talk at times dominating the conversation. He enjoyed making his loved ones laugh. He enjoyed sharing meals with his family, he was always especially happy when both his daughters and all his grandchildren were together.
Richard was preceded in death by: both parents; and 10 of his siblings.
He is survived by: his devoted and loving wife, Margarita; his daughters, Maria [Paul] and Veronica [Gabriel]; six grandchildren, Brandalynn, Asiyah, Daimebre, Eliza, Jeremias and Delilah; one great-granddaughter, Ameerah; as well as one brother, Antonio [Michelle]; and two sisters, Olympia and Martina.; and many nieces and nephews throughout the country. Can’t forget his “fur babies” MJ and Yogi aka “Chiquita” y “Oso”.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 2 p.m., via ZOOM. Please contact  651-6179 or  965-9868 to get the link.
Online condolences may be offered at viningfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.