God saw that you
were getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away;
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the
On Saturday morning, August 18, 2012, Alex went to be
with his Lord at the age of 74. He was born on June 15,
1938 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, to J. Faustino Lucero and
Graciana O Lucero. Alex served in the U. S.
Marines, and upon completion of his service, he returned
to El Paso, where he worked as a heavy construction
worker for 25 years.
Alex later worked for El Paso Community College before
retiring. He founded the dance group "The Senior
Alex leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife,
Guadalupe (Lupe), his two daughters Maria Lucero
(husband Jeff Butts) and Irene Lucero (husband Mason
Koenig), Carlos Navarro, 0, Jaime Navarro (Val Ormond),
Patsy Lafarelle (Jerry), Diane McGlade (Barry), Gloria
Garfield (Jim), 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren,
two nieces, a nephew, and many cousins.
A funeral mass was held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at St.
Pius X Catholic Church.
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Paso Times from August 21 to August 28, 2012