On the sixteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord, two thousand twenty-one, Lloyd Joe Lucero, Sr., of Ignacio, CO, was called to be with our Heavenly Father.
Lloyd was born February 7 1950 in Monte Vista CO to John and Macedonia Lucero. He was born 3rd out of 9 siblings. He grew up in Bay fi el d1 CO, where he was raised on the Lucero family ranch. Lloyd learned to ranch and work with equipment but most importantly he learned what it meant to be a hard worker who took pride in all he did.
Lloyd graduated from Bayfield High School in 1969. Shortly after graduating1 he enlisted in the Army and served as a PFC Btry B 7th BN 67th Arty from 1969-1972 overseas in Heidelberg, Germany. He was very proud and honored to have been able to serve his country.
Lloyd met and married the love of his life, Clara (Washington) Lucero in 1975. After an extended court ship1 they decided to marry on September 30, 1978. They celebrated 43 blessed years together.
Lloyd and Clara had two children during their life together. Lloyd Lucero, Jr and Melanie Lucero
(Montoya). They were blessed to be grandparents with two beautiful granddaughters, Anita and Mariah Montoya.
He was a skilled worker of various trades and talents. He was a concrete and construction worker 1 a cook in the Army, Bayfield forestry worker, Farm Equipment worker with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's Agriculture Department and worked on various farms and ranches around the community.
His hobbies were hiking in the Vallecito Lake area (loved to explore and be adventurous photographing the wonderful Colorado scenery1 cooking delicious meals 1 fishing and camping in the mountains, gardening (super green thumb arts and crafts (leather work 1 wood work 1 collected caps driving to Ouray and Silverton just to get out of town, absolutely loved Western movies and reading Western books (Louis L1 Amour attending pow-wows where his daughter and granddaughters participated, the Southern Ute Tribal Bear Dance and most importantly spending precious time with his family and loved ones.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents John and Macedonia; sibling’s1 Sam, Helen, Paul; niece Tanya; and nephew Jaxon. He is survived by his wife Clara; children Lloyd 1 Jr and Melanie (Anthony); grandchildren Anita and Mariah; siblings, Mary Ann (Larry Johnson), Orlando (Carol Lucero), Emma (Al) Lucero and Sarah Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephew s.
A rosary will be recited on Wednesday1 August 25, 2021 1 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. The celebration of life mass will be held after the rosary at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Ignacio East Cemetery on CR 321 after mass. A dinner will be held afterwards at the Andary Hall of St. Ignatius Catholic Church.