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Richard Lucero

March 29, 1955 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 62)

The Piano Brothers

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Richard “Rick” Lucero passed away at his home in Rio Rancho, NM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born on March 29, 1955 in Roswell, NM to Antonio and Teodorita “Dora” Lucero. A tribute of Rick’s life may be found at where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. Those left to cherish Rick’s memory are his life partner of 28 years, Kenny Rivera; sisters, Nellie Vargas, Lucy Nunez and husband, Antonio, Mary Silva and husband, Albert, Lupe Bencomo and husband, Oscar, Liz Lucero; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Rick in death are his parents, Antonio and Teodorita “Dora” Lucero; brothers, Raymond “Momis” Lucero, Larry “Waterdog” Lucero, Manuel “Jiggs” Lucero; sisters, Theresa “Terry” Chacon, Orlidia “Bebe” Quintero; brothers-in-law, Chon Chacon, Roy Vargas Sr; sister-in-law, Cunie Lucero; and nephews, Jose Quintero, Roy Vargas Jr, Alfred Montoya and Anthony “Boom Boom” Martinez.

On October 11, 1972, Rick joined the US Navy and survived on U.S.S. Hull and U.S.S. Ranger. Upon his honorable discharge on October 6, 1975, Rick pursued a career as a hair stylist until he retired.

Rick enjoyed working on his yard, camping, hiking and weekend drives. He loved spending time with family, friends and his precious dogs and chickens.

I thought of you today, But that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday, And the day before that, too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories And a picture in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake, From which I’ll never part,

God has you in His arms, But I have you in my heart.

Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at

FRENCH – Rio Rancho

(Unser Blvd. north of Northern)

1275 Unser Blvd, NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144

(505) 338-2000

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