MaryBelle (Baros) Lucero was born on April 24, 1930 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Benerito Baros and Zulema (Serrano). She was a 1948 graduate of Santa Rosa High School. She had various jobs which included: Secretary of Santa Rosa High School, registering young men for the Selective Service, La Fiesta Café, Teeters Clothing Store and worked for and retired from the Tucumcari Public Schools as an elementary school librarian.
On November 28, 1959, MaryBelle married Samuel L. Lucero at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Having married a career employee with the New Mexico Highway Department, they moved to various communities in northeastern New Mexico, which included: Clayton, Raton, Las Vegas, Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. During those years, this young couple made and kept many dear friends.
Samuel and MaryBelle had two children – Karl Anthony who was born on May 18, 1962 in Raton, New Mexico and Paula Antoinette who was born on February 23, 1965 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
MaryBelle is preceded in death by her only son, Karl on January 11, 2016.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Samuel and her daughter, Paula and husband Tim Dominguez
She is also survived by her seven grandsons, Nicholas, Noah, Nevan, Nathaniel and Nolan Dominguez and Connor and Ben Lucero.
She is also survived by her dear sister Ida Jo Campos (husband Elfego deceased), many nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts, cousins and numerous other relatives and friends.
To all our beloved family, relatives and friends, we want to express our humble gratitude for all of the many meaningful cards, words, prayers and expressions of love shown to our family during MaryBelle’s illness and also during our time of grieving. We appreciate all of the visits, phone calls and the meals prepared for our family. We owe a debt of unending gratitude and love for you showing to us your expressions of kindness and tenderness.
May our thoughts and prayers and God’s blessings reach each of you as we sincerely thank you for your genuine expressions of love and caring.
MaryBelle loved to quote 1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. She practiced and lived by these virtues and those in the Prayer of Saint Francis every day. Her positive actions were the seeds she planted so we would be inspired to flourish.
Pallbearers will be her 7 grandson: Nicholas Dominguez, Noah Dominguez, Nevan Dominguez, Nathaniel Dominguez, Nolan Dominguez, Connor Lucero and Ben Lucero.
Honorary Pallbearers: Pete Campos, Tommy Campos, Albert Campos and Lettie Chavez.