|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2010|
Cipriano Lujan, age 91, a lifelong resident of Sabinoso, N.M., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Sabinoso, a small village on the banks of the Canadian River 20 miles north of Conchas Dam to the late Frank Lujan Sr. and Frutosa Baca Lujan.
He was united in marriage on April 15, 1961, to Stella Gutierrez at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Las Vegas.
Cipriano Lujan retired as the postmaster in Sabinoso and spent most of his time on the family ranch and producing their famous chile, which was especially meaty and slightly hot. The family ristras were in demand and the garden was always productive from the volcanic soils below the mesa.
A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of Nuestra Seņora de Guadalupe in Sabinoso. Cipriano and Stella were longtime mayordomos of the unique village church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Lujan Sr. and Frutosa Baca-Lujan; his brother Frank Lujan, Jr.; sister Alice Vigil and infant sister Agneda Lujan.
Cipriano is survived by his wife, Stella Lujan of the family home in Sabinoso; daughter Diane Lujan Romero and husband Dave Romero Jr. of Las Vegas; son Cipriano Lujan Jr. and girlfriend Juliette of Sabinoso; grandchildren, Raven Romero and Dave Romero III of Las Vegas; sisters, Martha Tafoya and husband Al of Phoenix, Ariz., Theresa Trujillo and husband Solomon of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Vangie Lucero and husband Frank of Albuquerque; brothers, Alfonso Lujan of Roy, and Henry Lujan and wife Lucinda of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Virginia Lujan of Albuquerque; brothers-in-law, Flavio Vigil of Las Vegas, Alfred Gutierrez of Trujillo, N.M., Adolph Gutierrez of Las Vegas, Willie Gutierrez and wife Betty of Longmont, Colo., and Albert Gutierrez and wife Gloria of Trujillo, N.M. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Rosary devotional services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, also at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. George Salazar presiding. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas. The following shall serve as pallbearers: Frankie Joe Lucero, Louis Lujan, Donald Vigil, Roderick Lujan, Michael Gutierrez and Dave Romero III.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM; (505) 425-6551.
Stella Gutierrez Lujan (1925 - 2012)*
Mount Calvary Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46640247
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