Mary L. Lucero, 94, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday May 8, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lucero of Taos Pueblo; son, Richard Hernandez; grandson, Tobias Hernandez; great grandson PFC Ramon Mora Jr; parents, Richard F. and Elsie Van Valkenburgh; and brother Richard Van Valkenburgh. Mary was the heart and soul of her loving family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Mary is survived by her children, Patricia Hernandez, Michael Hinojosa (Christine), Priscilla Romero, Elizabeth Montoya (Eugene) and Gary Sheik; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 16 great great grandchildren; siblings, Katherine and Buddy Sloan, and Linda Leis. Private services will be held with burial to follow at the Las Cruces Cemetery. A public celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The family of Mary L. Lucero has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. www.devargastaos.com 1-866-657-4019
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