Ernest Lucero of Lomita, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on July 9, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born on August 23, 1926 to Ernest B. and Asianita Lucero in Denver, Colorado. Ernest was a staff sergeant in the United States Army and worked in the aerospace industry for 45 years. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 62 years, Sophia Lucero; daughters, Christine (Robert) Downs, Vivian (Hector) Galvez, Norma Lucero; grandchildren, Robert (Sandra) Downs, Ernest Galvez, Andrea (Joshua) Whalen, Nadine Galvez, Marya and Gabriel Negron; great-grandchildren, Phoebe and Eyan Downs, Aria Sophia and Noah Whalen; sisters, Dee Roberts, Lucy Vigil; brother, Henry Lucero. He was a lifetime member of the San Pedro Elks Lodge, Wilmington AMVETS Post #33, Wilhall and Banning Manor Senior Citizens clubs. Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at The Harbor Church, 25401 S. Western Ave., Lomita. Interment will be private. Please sign the guestbook at www.amgambymortuary.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from July 18 to July 20, 2013