Lucero, Charles

Charles Lucero
Have been held.

Mr. Charles Lucero, 44, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1960, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Dora and Andres Lucero.

He grew up in Las Vegas, N.M., where he attended school. He moved to Lubbock where he worked as a welder and truck driver. After he was married, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he worked for Neo Plant for several years. He worked for Curtis and Curtis Seed Co. before moving to Portales, where he worked in construction. Family members said he enjoyed making wooden plaques, playing racquetball and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Dora Wall and Leopoldo Martinez of Portales; his former wife, Cindy Gallegos of Albuquerque; a son, Carlos Lucero of Albuquerque; a daughter, Tina Lucero of Albuquerque; a brother, Steve Lucero (and wife, Mary) of Clovis; and two sisters, Becky Sena (David) and Isabel Rodriguez (Johnny), all of Portales.

The Rev. Tobin Hitt will officiate the services.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.

Honorary pallbearers are family members and friends.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.