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Luna -- Emilio Luna, age 86, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at his home in Puerto De Luna. He was born June 7, 1913 in Puerto De Luna to the home of Pedro and Paulita Padilla Luna. He served in the U.S. Navy as an Apprentice Seaman. He was honorably discharged on February 21, 1944. Emilio married Irene Fajardo in Puerto De Luna in 1934. Emilio worked for the Arch Hurly Conservative District in Tucumcari until his retirement in 1975. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in Puerto De Luna, where he and Irene had served as mayordomos. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene F. Luna on May 22, 1998; a brother, Frank Luna; and two sisters, Mela Paiz and Epimenia Campos. Survivors include two sons, David Luna and wife, Linda of Santa Rosa, NM, Paul Luna and wife, Grace of El Cajon, CA; a daughter, Oma Gutierrez and husband, Florencio of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maggie L. Martinez of Puerto De Luna and Louisa Chavez of Albuquerque; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 1999, from Our Lady of Refuge Parish in Puerto De Luna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the church at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16, with Father Sotero A. Sena, Celebrant of the Mass. Burial will follow at El Calvario Cemetery in Puerto De Luna. Pallbearers will include Donald Gutierrez, Simon Gutierrez, Charlie Mike IV, Leroy Gallegos, Arsenio Gallegos, and Mariano Paiz. Honorary bearers will be Andrew Luna, Larry Luna and Gene Luna. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico, (505) 472-3369.
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