Funeral mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 24, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church for Kristopher J. Luna of Hagerman, N.M.
Mr. Luna, 40, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Fr. Frances Lazer will officiate at the services. Burial will follow the services at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Carrizozo, N.M. at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Alex Males, Johnny Luna, Jimmy Delgado, Ray Chavarria, III., Daniel Madrid, Steve Berdoza, Giovanni Molina and Nathan Berdoza. Honorary pallbearers will be D'Mario Chavarria, Xavian Vela and DNow co- workers.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary Sunday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited Monday at St. Anthony's at 9:00 a.m.
Kristopher was born April 4, 1978 in Alamogordo, N.M., the son of Robert Luna and Beatrice (Lucero) Luna.
He found his faith and strength in his church family of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Kris met many friends through his employment having worked at K-Mart, Napa, Light Tower Rentals, Guy Chevrolet and ending with DNow were he worked with some of the most caring and loving co-workers. Kris's passion was photography capturing beautiful landscapes and special moments of his family and friends. Kris was a member of Pure Illusionz Car Club where he enjoyed showing off his car and loud speakers and where he enjoyed spending time with his brothers of the Car Club. He also enjoyed hunting along side his father in-law and brother in-law. He was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. When not working Kris enjoy spending time with the love of his life. He was a family oriented man enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews being their role model and playing a big part in raising them.
Kris is survived by his wife, Rhonda Luna of the family home. His mother Beatrice Luna of Corrales. Sisters Zanetta Granado of Oklahoma, Dina Glover and husband Mark of Artesia. Brother Johnny Luna and wife Yvonne of Roswell. Father in-law and mother in-law Ray and Gina Chavarria of Lake Arthur, Brother in-law Ray Chavarria and wife Liliana of Artesia, Sister in-law Regina Chavarria and Renee Chavarria of Lake Arthur. Nephews Gary Luna, Alex Males, D'Mario Chavarria and Xavian Vela. Nieces Alisha Franco, Johanna Luna, Amber Luna, Allyson Males, Hannah Molina, Abigail Berdoza, Bethany Chavarria, Danessa Vela, Destiny Chavarria and Matilda Chavarria. Numerous aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews.
Kris was preceded in death by his father Robert Luna and Grandparents Orlando and Erlinda Lucero and Ramon and Crusita Luna.
To the Luna and Chavarria family, please accept our condolences on the loss of Kris. Though we did not know Kris for very long, we hurt for you and know that he is with our Creator now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Milo & Pat OlivasArtesia, NM
We send our condolences to this family. Kris was always such a kind and friendly person. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susie pollardHagerman, NM
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I love you all. An Angel in Heaven . May God Bless. R.I. P.
Karen Adler-HimebaughPanama City, FL
Kris wuz a great guy..my heart and prayers goe out to his wife and family...May he RIP
Venesa LopezDexter, NM
What a great guy Kris was to so many people, loved by all and the wonderful memories that each of you have of Kris will be cherished in your hearts forever! Praying that each of you feel the Lord's embracing arms around you to give you comfort and that he will place peace in your hearts!
Patti CarlileArtesia, NM
My deepest condolences. May God bless you and your family.
Melissa FuentesArtesia, NM
I remember when I first got to spend time with u n work with u going to miss u Kris hope ur looking down of us that hurt to see u gone ur always be in everyone heart god with u n ur dad so enjoy see u when it's time miss u so much Kris
Roger TorresArtesia, NM
Rest In Peace, Kris. You and your family are in my prayers. I remember you fondly from my teaching days in Hagerman.
Fred TrujilloRio Rancho, NM
My condolences to the family . Rest in peace Kris
Gloria OroscoAlbuquerque, NM
Kris will be missed by many.
Levi PolitoArtesia, NM