Manuel Lucero

DEL NORTE — Manuel Lucero, 87, passed away Friday Dec. 13, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Manuel was born March 19, 1932 to Benny and Adella Lucero in Canjelon, N.M., Manuel found the love of his life, Judy, in 1981. He raised his six children with a great love of the outdoors. When he wasn’t fishing for the mysterious mermaid, Manuel spent his days at the bingo hall with his beloved friends telling his amazing stories.

Manuel is survived by his children Dennis Lucero of Durango, Darlene (Pat) Lucero of Alamosa, Kathy Archuleta of Colorado Springs, Kay (Joe) Donofrio of Colorado Springs, Nancy (Leonard) Trujillo of Monte Vista, and Fabian (Elaine) Lucero of Del Norte; 21 grandchildren; lots of great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his great friend Ronique Gallegos.

He was preceded in death by his parents Benny and Adella Lucero; the love of his life Judy Lucero; sons, Junior and Anthony Lucero; two brothers and a sister.

A gathering will be held on Saturday Dec. 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Del Norte, to retell stories and share fond memories.

Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences or words of strength for the family, visit