Lucero, Aurora

Aurora Lucero, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

She was born April 18, 1916, in Villanueva to Abelina and Camilo Lucero.

She grew up in Anton Chico where she attended school. In May of 1935, she married Aniseto Lucero in Anton Chico. They lived in Pueblo, Colo., for several years before returning to New Mexico and settling in Portales in 1955. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker and had been involved with Senior Citizens.

Family members said she enjoyed ceramics, sewing, crocheting and making blankets.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; Manuel and Bonifacio Lucero; a daughter, Helen Quintana; and by her husband, Aniseto Lucero, who died in 1998.

Survivors include her sons, Jose Herminio Lucero of Portales, Adolpho Lucero (and his wife Angela) of Guymon, Okla. and David Lucero (Stella) of Portales; a son-in-law, Luis Quintana of Whiteface, Texas; daughters, Elisa Montoya (Tino) of Portales and Mary Ann Pena (Frank) of Portales; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Abelino and Petrolino Lucero, both of Portales; and sisters, Emma Rodriquez, Alicia Lucero and Amelia Amaro, all of Portales, and Carmen Graston and Elvira Castillo, both of Pueblo, Colo.

Rev. Tobin Hitt will be the Celebrant

Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Helen Catholic Church.

Serving as pallbearers will be Fabian Quintana, Mario Lucero, Ernesto Pena, Mark Montoya, David Lucero, Jr., and Joel Montoya.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.