Celebrating the life of Louis Ruben Perez, Jr. also known as “Sonny” & “Ruben.”
Born June 28, 1934 and passed peacefully in his sleep at home with family by his side on June 12, 2020 at 85 years old, he is now home with his Heavenly Father.
Louis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and had many friends and relatives who loved him dearly. In addition to raising his children he was a mentor and father figure to many. Louis was a fishing and hunting enthusiast and enjoyed dancing, telling lifetime stories, bringing family together, barbecues & dessert!
Louis was born in Pueblo, Colorado and later moved to San Diego, California with his former wife Dee Peralta. With this union they had four children: Daughters, Susie Mize (Jurgen); Penny Cooper (Anthony); Jerris Jiron (Daniel); Son, Louie Perez and from a previous relationship, daughter Sharon Vigil (Antonio). In 1972 he met and married his love of 47 years, Gloria Lujan, and raised her two daughters, Bernadette Chavez and Tricia Duran (Jody).
He is survived by his wife Gloria Perez; brother Roy Perez (Barbara); mother-in-law Emma Lujan; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Maria Perez; sister Irene Sandoval; brother, Rudolph Perez; grandson, Derek Mize; son-in-law, Danny Jiron and father-in-law, Santana Lujan.
Louis started working at a very young age in a variety of trades. His adult life included CF&I Steel Mill, Colorado State Hospital and he was Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps on August 4, 1961 after eight years of service. He worked at Solar Turbines in San Diego, CA from 1966 - 1998 and upon retirement he moved to Pagosa Springs, CO where he began work at the Archuleta County Sheriff’s office.
Louis built a new home in Pagosa Springs to enjoy retirement years with his wife Gloria and in keeping his promise to bring her back to her hometown to be close to her parents and siblings.
Celebration of Life Services:
Friday: June 19, 2020 5-7 PM Viewing at Hood Mortuary, 2017 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs CO 81301.
Saturday: June 20, 2020 8:30-9:15 AM Viewing/Eulogy and 9:30 AM Mass at Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, 353 S. Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs CO 81147.
Church seating will be limited and the service will be streamed to the Church Pavillion outside where you will need to bring your own seating. The service will be taped for viewing on the Hood Mortuary website: www.hoodmortuary.com