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Angella C. Lucero

March 1, 1928 ~ January 26, 2017 (age 88)

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Graveside Service
January 30, 2017

1:30 PM
Valley Lawn Cemetery
US Hwy 550
Montrose, CO 81401

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Angella C. Lucero, 88,  passed away peacefully at home January 26, in Montrose. She was born in Chama, N.M. on March 1, 1928 to Anastacio & Frances Gallegos and raised by Ofelia & Fernando Gallegos. She married childhood sweetheart, Joe B. Lucero, at the age of 16.  Angella was a homemaker and daycare operator, having proudly been known for "taking care of every child in Montrose" at one time or another.  She was the cherished mother of 11 children and devoted grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother of many.  There will be a graveside service at 1:30 P.M. on Monday January 30, 2017 at Valley Lawn Cemetery in just 1 mile south of Montrose, CO., directly to the west off Hwy. 550.  Rose Memorial Parlour & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Call 970-249-4444 or visit for more info.  Additionally, our family would like to thank everyone for all of the prayers and support and wanted all of you to know that we are extremely grateful. Her soul is with her Maker, but her spirit and acts of love and faith remain embedded in our souls so deep that our strong faith will carry us in salvation for generations. Countless stories from all of us are so many that there's nowhere to even begin. Stories of love, faith, heartbreak; which in return led to miracles, obedience, selflessness, love, joy, peace, and most importantly faithfulness and fulfillment. The candle burning in this picture was one of the many prayers that grandma would pray with us. She gave to us as a gift and we have always held it dearly to our hearts. It will soon burn out like her life did here on Earth. But as the memory of our grandma, it will leave behind a sweet aroma so beautiful and distinctive. It's the aroma that always takes us back to that familiar comfort that only her sweet hard working hands could provide. Grandma always expressed strong feelings of fear of death and of the dead. She also feared the dark and disliked black clothing. We would like to ask our loved ones who will be able to attend her services on Monday, to please not wear black clothing in the memory of grandma. She never liked the dark and she will never have to live in the darkness again. She died the death that she always prayed for- early in the morning because she was always an early
riser. She had limited pain, and died a quiet, peaceful death surrounded with prayer, peace, comfort from Jesus and from the love of her family. Our hearts  rejoice to know that she is now in heaven face to face with Jesus, along with her 6 month old baby Carmelita, who died in her arms. She's in the comfort of her husband's arms, whom she married at the age of 16 and of whom has waited for her for 17 years, as well as with her eldest daughter Theresa, and eldest son Leroy. It's not goodbye grams, "We love you, we miss you, have a good day, have a good night, we love you we miss you, see you later." Our "Grams", "I hate you
hedionda, fea, baketona."

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