Obituary for Brubaker

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday March 14, 2000

Lucy Keys Brubaker, 73, a lifelong resident of Belen, peacefully joined the Lord, surrounded by her family at home on Monday, March 13, 2000. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, C.D.A.; Women of the Moose and the Pilot Club of Belen. She served as County Clerk, County Assessor, and County Treasurer. She also served as Racing Commissioner, Real Estate Commissioner, and as a delagate to the Democratic National Convention. Lucy was also a member of the New Mexico State Senate. Her civic duties were her passion; she spent her life helping her community and the people of the State of New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William H. Keys and her second husband, Dr. R.E. Brubaker. Lucy is survived by her loving children, Robert and his wife, Holly, Gary, Daryl and his wife, Elizabeth"Lisa", Debbie and her husband, Herman; her brothers, Max Ortega of Herlong, CA, Albert Ortega and his wife, Marcella of Lake Forest, CA, Arturo Ortega and his wife, Louisa of Belen; her nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews, as well as her very special friends, Albert Anella and Bob Barlen. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. A second viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Betty Tabet, Lydia Chavez, Lydia Carabajal, Diane and Corrine Sedillo, Arlene Casale, Frances Vigil, and Gemma Roselli. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Tabet, Bob Barlen, Herman Kaneshiro, Raul and Bobo Sedillo, Judge John Pope, Helen Radcliff, Priscilla Sanchez, Priscilla Salazar, Eva and Sugar Glidwell, Pat Yates, Cecilia Castillo, Lora Fernandez, Betty Chavez, Shirley Burgeson, Beverly and Casey Luna, and all of the rest of her wonderful friends. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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