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Angel Lucero

Thank you to our friends for all your prayers and support for Angel Benito Lucero (Ben), who completed his earthly journey, at home in Winters, California on December 11, 2017.

Angel Benito (Ben) Lucero was born on December 4th, 1943 in Los Angeles to native Los Angelinos, Benito Portillo Lucero and Mary Ramirez-Lucero. His childhood was spent in Boyle Heights and East L.A.  He was a gifted child graduating high school at Don Bosco Trade Institute in Rosemead, CA.

He studied at the University of San Diego and graduated from Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA.

As a young man he was a barber, and worked for the California Highway Patrol fleet maintenance before moving to Sacramento in 1986 to work for the State, retiring from the California DMV headquarters in 2005 where he was a program analyst.

As all of you who knew him, he embraced his Native American spirituality, he was of Catholic faith, and most of all he loved his fellow man. Ben found everyone he met interesting and loved to talk and learn about everything. He had a passion for history, religion, philosophy, automobile mechanics, classic movies, and was gifted where everything he experienced in life he could remember in detail, and as we know, he could recite every detail for hours for those who would listen! Those hours will be missed.

Catholic services were held December 18-19th, 2017 at St Anthony's Church in Winters, CA.  Final internment will be scheduled for Spring 2018, where he will rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Rosemead, CA.

He is survived by his wife Maimu (Mai) Lucero, his siblings: Irene Reischel, Art Garcia, Ana Navarro, Fernando Carrasco, and Michael Carrasco, his children: Ben Lucero Jr, Rose Lucero Chadwick, Lisa Lucero Rivera, Delores Lara and Valinda Lucero, his grandchildren: Billy Chadwick, Lisa Chadwick, Jeffrey Chadwick, Linda Haveron, Christina Jones, Jade Meza-Lyon, Angelina Lara, Nico Kueneman, Trestan Kueneman, his 3 great grandsons: Ethan, Trestan Jr, and Troy Kuneman. He joins in eternal peace those who proceed him, his father, Benito Lucero, mother, Mary Carrasco, brother Bill Garcia, baby son Michael Lucero. Thank you to the many people who shared his happiness, joy, and acceptance, of all God gave him, and walked with him one day at a time.

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I just now found out that Ben passed away.I am so sorry to see to this. I really liked Ben.I worked with him at DMV. He was a very very good person.I want to send my highest condolences to his friends and family.HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.


Maimu, we think of you often, fond memories. So sorry for the loss of you husband. Love you

Wanda and Billy Apr 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Angel Lucero

Mai Lucero Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM

It was certainly a pleasure to know Ben. He was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Leonard Hanks Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He was a witty and funny guy with a positive attitude. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

Ken Ballinger Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM