Lucia Lujan Martinez, 82, passed away on August 7th, 2023, at UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She was born on August 21, 1940, in Sterling City, Texas, to Manuel and Senona Lujan.
Lucia grew up in Sterling City, Texas. She graduated from Sterling City High School in Sterling City, Texas in 1958. After high school she began work in Big Spring at a five and dime store as a clerk where she worked for a few years. She also worked at Sears, Home Savings, and lastly the Midland Sheriff’s Department. She retired in 2002 after many years of hard work.
Lucia worked tirelessly for St. Ann’s Catholic School and Church. She served the Lord with her consistent care for her church and her community. She loved cooking from the recipes she traded with her cousins. While Lucia was a hard worker, her focus was on her family. They always came first. She never missed a special event, game, or highlight. She was always there supporting her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Jose Jesus Martinez married Lucia on June 26th, 1965, in Sterling City, Texas. They were happily married for 58 years.
Lucia was preceded in death by her mom Senona, dad Manuel, and her brother Manuel Jr.
Lucia is survived by her husband Jose of Midland, Texas, her four children, and their spouses, and her two grandsons. Her daughter Rosanne, her husband Sam, son John, his wife Sheila, son Joseph, his wife Jessa, and her youngest son James. Grandchildren Sebastian and Jose Antonio, brother Jesse Lujan, sister Luisa Arizola, and all her wonderful nieces, nephews, and other relatives, including her dog Cisco.
A Rosary will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. 500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX, 76060 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm August 15, 2023. A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 837 Jeanette St, Abilene, TX, 79602 Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, at 11:00am The burial will follow at Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 West Lake Rd, Abilene, TX, 79601.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to www.kidney.org to help people that have been unfortunate to have this deadly disease. http://main.diabetes.org/goto/MarzSO2023 to donate to her son James’ Step Out to Stop Diabetes.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the rehab staff of Encompass Dallas. They are especially appreciative of the ICU staff at UT Southwestern, who went out of their way to care for Lucia as her family would.
To the world you were a mother. But to your family you were the world…