Judge Richard Luna


Judge Richard Luna

Judge Richard Luna, age 85, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 20, 2022.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at San Clemente Catholic Church with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. There will be no visitation or reception due to COVID restrictions.

He was born in Los Lunas on April 30, 1937, to parents, Ramon and Theresa Luna. Richard was a devout Catholic at San Clemente Parish. He graduated from Los Lunas High School, was the first police officer in the village of Los Lunas for three years, and was then elected municipal judge, which he served for 34 years.

Richard also worked for Concrete Systems in Albuquerque as a salesman, where he traveled around the state. He never forgot to take his fishing rod with him wherever he went. Richard enjoyed going to the casinos as well as camping and fishing. He did a lot of gardening and became famous for his salsa. Richard loved to go on walks and enjoyed exercising.

He was a loving husband to his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou. Richard was a devoted father to Ricky and Theresa, and a caring friend to so many.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Theresa Luna; grandmother, Onesima Luna; sisters, Melesia Garcia (Sisto), Reina Luna, Virginia Carrasco (Andres) and Eva Cordova (Marcelino); brothers, Fred Luna, and Pat Luna (Betty).

Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; son, Richard Luna Jr.; daughter, Theresa Marquez (Donald); sister-in-law, Connie Luna; and many nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerome Chavez, Margo Garcia, and Tom Post.

A special thanks to Father James Marshall, Dr. Joseph Aragon, nurse Cindy, and the staff at Romero Funeral Home. Thank you everyone for your kind words, prayers, and support during this difficult time.

Please sign Judge Richard’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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