Lucas Adrian “Baby” Dunnahoo, loving son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, has been called to heaven to be with our creator. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Hagerman Community Center, with the Rev. Steven Deutsch of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hagerman Cemetery.
Luke was born on Aug. 15, 1990, in Roswell, to Glen Adrian Dunnahoo and Sonya Hoppes Dunnahoo. Our Heavenly Father called him home Nov. 26, 2011. Lucas lived his entire life in Hagerman except for a few months in Artesia. Lucas had many options for college and a few scholarships. He decided to take a chance on Nebraska and play football. Early on, Lucas decided that wasn’t for him and came back to New Mexico. Along with the many things Lucas accomplished, he attended training to become a correctional officer and was employed at Roswell Correctional Facility for a year. Then he wanted to weigh his options in Las Cruces with Tyler and RJ, staying another year and working at Do-It-Best Center. He moved back to his hometown in 2010, where he began a new career at Wilbanks Trucking. He worked 18 months for Wilbanks Trucking in Artesia, where he made many friends. He was also part owner in 4D Transport.
Lucas graduated from Hagerman High School, and loved his time in school. Lucas was an All-State and All-Star football player; a“Bobcat” forever, like all of his family and friends.
Lucas, Tyler and RJ Dunnahoo were all raised like brothers, always hanging together through thick and thin. They did everything together. They loved their video games and always pranking someone, but it was always Tyler’s fault.
Lucas loved his knives and guns. There was nothing better than going shooting and grilling some steaks in the afternoon with the boys.
Baby was the guy who everyone wanted around at BBQs. They knew once he got there it would be a great time. Baby was the life of the party. Everyone loved to be around him. No matter where he was he always had a great time. He ALWAYS made everyone smile.
To say he will be missed is the understatement of the year.
Baby, you will always be on our minds and in our hearts forever. Lucas, we love you and you will always be a big part of our lives.
Lucas was preceded in death by his grandma, Shirley; grandpa, R.J. Dunnahoo, Norma Dunnahoo; grandma, Dolores Hoppes; grandpa, Walter Hoppes; great-grandparents, Alex and Tommie Dunnahoo; great-grandma, Pearl McDonald; great-grandpa, C.A. McDonald; cousins, Trevor Dunnahoo and Joey Dunnahoo; aunt, Pam Carrasco; great-grandma, Anna Boza; great-grandpa, William Boza; great-grandma, Emma Hoppes; great-grandpa, Leon Hoppes; aunt, Joann Hoppes; Roy Frie Sr.; Roy Frie Jr.; Jackie Frie; Owen Dunnahoo; and Mike Melton.
He is survived by his loving parents Glen and Sonya Dunnahoo; sisters, DeeDee and Sloane Dunnahoo; uncles Pat, Rufe, Sam, Tommy, Johnny-Bass, Robert Dunnahoo, John Robertson, Mike, Walt, Rick Hoppes, Lupe Carrasco, John Fenstamacher, Mike Smith, Allen Frie, Urel Brown, Bobby Williams and Mike Turner; aunts, Tommy-Sue, Kathy, Lucinda, Michelle, Reagan, Mary, Nancy Dunnahoo, Susan, Holly Nina Hoppes, Valerie Fenstamacher, Dolores Frie and Pam Teal; cousins, R.J., Kayla, Sadie, Patrick, Ashley, Kristie, Austin, Daniele, Tyler, Brittany, Chad, Susan, Samantha, Leah, Aiden, Morgan, Katie, Kyle, T’Shauna, Todd, Leanna, Vincint, Jessica, Matt, Tiffani, Aundrea, Chris, J.J., Gina, Ada, Dylan, Courtney, Krystle, Chris, Paige, Emily, Capp, Johathan, Jordan, JoAnn Frie, Jory Hiller, Laney Mackey, Chad Frie, Tim and Jan Dunnahoo, Lindsey Harrel, Tyler Dunnahoo, Kathy Cooper, Trista, Keith, Breyanna, Cindy Dunnahoo, Lisa Kirch, Bo and Margo.
Pallbearers will be R.J. Dunnahoo, Tyler Dunnahoo, Todd Barela, Morgan Dunnahoo, J.J. Carrasco, Kyle Robertson, Dakota Duran and Sam Lara. Honorary pallbearers will be Tiffani Carrasco, Chris Hoppes and Wilbanks Trucking employees.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at