Roberto A. DeLuna “Beto”, 86

Longtime Alamosa resident Roberto A. DeLuna “Beto”, 86, left us to be with the lord on June 18th, 2017 at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, CO with his family by his side.

Roberto was born June 22nd, 1931 in Beeville, Texas to Santiago and Clemencia DeLuna.  In 1950 he married Yolanda Sauceda. They enjoyed more than 67 years of marriage together until his passing.

Roberto earned his living in the trucking industry, but his true joy came from family and music. Roberto was a passionate and talented musician. He was skilled at most every instrument, though his favorites were the Accordion, Bajo Cesto and Saxophone.  Roberto passed down his affection for music to his entire family. His boys have followed in their Father’s footsteps and are also skilled musicians. Fortunately, Roberto “Beto” was blessed to be able to sing and dance right up until his last few days of life. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. Roberto had a wonderful sense of humor and brought joy, laughter and treasured memories to those around him. Roberto was a devoted and beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife Yolanda DeLuna of Alamosa; his children Rudy (Karen) DeLuna of Broomfield, CO; Romy DeLuna of Alamosa, Raymond (Patricia) DeLuna of Aurora, CO, Ray (Frances) DeLuna of Alamosa, Mary (Michael) Salas of Parker, CO, Alicia (John) Tona of Alamosa, Elma (Gregory) Lopez of Parker, CO, Erlinda (Harold) DeLuna-Salazar of Brighton, CO, Gilbert (Georgianna) DeLuna of Alamosa, Rennie (Shelly) DeLuna of Pueblo, Ralph (Janicka) DeLuna of Alamosa, Christine (Melvin) DeLuna-Vigil of Alamosa and Ricky DeLuna of Alamosa; his grandchildren: Charlene (Gilberto “Beto”) Archuleta, Reuben DeLuna, Dominick DeLuna, Jerek DeLuna, Alina DeLuna, Marlene DeLuna, Jerome DeLuna, Dominic DeLuna, Audrey Garcia, Ashley (John) Martinez, Raymond DeLuna, Jr., Terrance DeLuna, Vanessa Medina, Ryan DeLuna, Robert DeLuna, Latisha DeLuna, Briana DeLuna, Tiffany DeLuna, Naomi DeLuna, Rachael (Jacob) Haslage, Jonathan Tona, Jeremy Tona, Sabrina Lopez, Brittany (Joshua) Haslage, Casandra Lopez, Anthony (Daliah) Diaz, Angelina DeLuna, Gilbert DeLuna, Jr., Erica DeLuna, Kelly DeLuna, Nathaniel DeLuna, Davina DeLuna, Julian DeLuna, Layla DeLuna, Leila DeLuna, Aubrey DeLuna, Mariah (Joshua) Titchener, Brandon Vigil; his brother Vivian Deluna of Arizona and his sister Lupita DeLuna of Denver, CO; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Roberto is preceded in death by his parents, his sons Reuben DeLuna, Tony DeLuna, and Robert DeLuna, his grandchildren Jessica DeLuna and Adelina DeLuna; his siblings: Sophia, Blanca, Noellia “China”, Emma “Nena”, Jimmy, Luis and Juan DeLuna.

A visitation will be held Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at the River of Life Assembly of God Church in Alamosa.  A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Burial will follow in the Alamosa Cemetery. 

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of arrangements and donations. To leave online donations, condolences, tributes and remarks for Roberto’s family, please visit

If you would like to make a cash or check donation towards funeral costs please send or drop off at Rogers Family Mortuary, 205 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101.  Any excess donations will be given to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa.  The family is deeply grateful for all sentiments of kindness.