Veronica A. Lucero, of Duncan, passed away peacefully at her home with loved ones near on Nov. 20, 2019. She was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Morenci, to Concepcion Aguallo and Francisca Martinez Aguallo, with siblings Lauro, Esperanza, Refugio, Ernesto, Martha, Rodolfo, and Emma.
She graduated from Morenci High School in 1940 and married Daniel B. Lucero on Aug. 24, 1947. They were blessed with three children, Daniel Jr., Cynthia, and Pearl. Veronica was a wonderful homemaker, caring for her husband and children with love in her heart. She loved to sketch, work in her garden, dance, and cook. Veronica was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary, Post #28 in Clifton.
Veronica is survived by her children, Daniel Lucero, Jr., Cynthia (Albert) Romero, and Pearl (Stephen) Guzzo; sisters, Martha (Jose) Rodriguez, and Emma (Johnny) Gomez; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel B. Lucero; her parents, Francisca and Concepcion Aguallo; her sister, Esperanza Mendoza Cura Luna; and her brothers, Ernesto Aguallo, Rodolfo Aguallo, and Lauro Mendoza.
Services times were set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Sacred Heart Church, with a viewing at 9 a.m., the Recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment followed the services in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.