LOZANO — Guadalupe “Lupe” M. Lozano, 84, of Socorro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He was born in Rodey, N.M. on May 20, 1929, to Miguel and Aleja (Montes) Lozano. Lupe was raised around the Hatch and Deming, area. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict where he served in the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Lupe enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He worked as a security guard and then mechanic for White Sands Missile Range until he retired in the late 1980’s. He enjoyed woodworking and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great -grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jennie Peringer; sons, Manuel C. and Rodrigo Lozano; brothers Frank and Manuel Lozano; sisters Julia Medina and Ophelia Duran.
Lupe is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jovita (Valenzuela) Lozano; his devoted children Jose G. Lozano and wife, Lena; Virginia Vivian and husband, Sammy; Mary Frances Martinez and husband, Lloyd; and Don Lozano and companion, Brian Trujillo; brothers Miguel and Gabriel Lozano; grandchildren Eddie Gonzales and wife, Margaret, Thomas and Tyrone Rivera; Kimberly Telles and husband, Tony, Miguel Lozano and wife, Amanda, J.R. Lozano and wife, Doshia, Samantha Gonzales and husband, Ruben, Joshua and Jordan Martinez, Samuel Vivian, Bethany Martinez and fiance, Kevin Gonzales, and Gina Peringer; and his beloved 20 great-grandchildren.
The Holy Rosary to be recited on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church, 1430 El Camino Real, Socorro, with the Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 9 a.m. The celebrant will be Father Andrew Pavlak. Burial will take place at San Miguel Cemetery following the service.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Gonzales, Miguel Lozano, J.R. Lozano, Joshua Martinez, Jordan Martinez and Samuel Vivian. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Rivera, Tyrone Rivera and Kevin Gonzales. To view information or leave a condolence, visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Lupe’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801