A rosary will be recited for Cruz Luevano, 52, of Roswell, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Charlie Martinez officiating. Burial to follow at South Park Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. Cruz passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at ENMC surrounded by the love of his Luevano and Orosco family. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral [auth] home.
Cruz was born on Feb. 11, 1961, to Margarito and Maria Luisa Gonzales Luevano in Roswell.
Cruz was a graduate of Dexter High School. He worked for Honeywell and ADT. He was a member of American Legion Club 49 in Albuquerque and Fraternal Order of Eagles Post # 3187 in Roswell and served in United States Air Force from 1979 to 1983.
He enjoyed drinking beer with his family and friends, playing pool and dancing. Also enjoyed watching football; his favorite football team Buffalo Bills. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sylvia, of the family home; his parents: Margarito and Maria Luisa Luevano, of Dexter; his brothers: Lupe Luevano and his wife, Margie, of Roswell, Librado (Lalo) Luevano and his wife, Ruth, of Grants, Raul Luevano and his wife, Velma, of Roswell, Mike Luevano, of Roswell, Henry Luevano and his wife, Angie, of Roswell, Margarito Luevano Jr. and his wife, Francis, of Roswell; his step-daughter, Rozina Varela; his grandchildren: Reina, Nathaniel, Isiah and Jayden; and his five Shih-Tzu dogs: Molly, Flash, Blanca, Goldie and Speedy, who he loved and spoiled.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Francisco (Kico) Luevano and Luis Luevano; his sister, Gloria Serrano; his sister-in-law, Juanita Luevano; his father-in-law, Lorenzo Orosco; his sister-in-law, Enriqueta Orosco Sanchez.
Pallbearers will be Marty Luevano, Andrew Luevano, Michael Luevano, Ben Serrano, Tony Serrano, Johnny Jacobo, Mario Serrano and Jaime Orosco. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Guiterrez, Wesley Jezek, Joe Ortez, Pete Martinez and Larry Montoya.
The family would like to thank the staff of ENMC, Dr. Renteria, Dr. Abadine and Dr. Martinez for their loving care of Cruz. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.