Marcella McPeek age 80 went home to be with our Lord on Monday April 18, 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer. She left this earth peacefully, surrounded by family at her home in Farmington, New Mexico. Marcella was born on August 23, 1935 to Augustine Trujillo and Clorinda Vigil Gomez. Marcella was preceded in death by her birth father Augustine, her mother Clorinda, her “daddy” Salvador J. Gomez, two brothers Lawrence and Michael Gomez, her great grandson Julio Venturi Sandoval and her great granddaughter Adelina Deena Torres. She was also widowed by both her husband’s Lorenzo Lucero and David R. McPeek.
Marcella was a mother of 11 children. Loli, Fran Perez, Dean Phillips, Gilbert Lucero, Conchi Lucero, Vernon George, David Gene (MaryAnn) George, Chris (Tami) Lucero, Tesse Lucero, Virgie (Tony) Lucero, and Monique (Joseph) Lucero-Medina. Marcella was a grandma to Jason, Sarah, & Joel McKee, Kelli (Donald) Hubbard, Kathy Venturi, Numa Venturi, Jessica Lucero, Angelo Lucero, Rose Lucero, Lorenzo (Tasha) Lucero, Zachary Lucero, Joey Romero, Erika Lucero, Brittany (Lance) Luzar, Brandi (Daniel) Valdez, Bailey Lucero, David Ray (Pamela) Martinez, Alexandra Lucero, Derrick (Jennifer) Torres, Heather (Josh) Alderette, Zephaniah Torres, Michael Torres, Alisha, Anthony, & Aryin Lucero, Joeseph (Crystal) Cordova, and Alex Tinky (Kendra) Cordova, Elijah “Isaiah”, Angel, & Felicia Medina. Marcella was a great grandma to Tearnie Elliot, Hannah, Rebecca, & Rachael Miller, A.J & Dillon Venturi, Rakel Ryan, Michael Holmes, Luciana Venturi, Vittorio Venturi, Jazmine Lucero, Antonio Rodriguez, Joshua & Neveah Vargas, Geleah Lucero, Gabriel & Bryan Romero, Izabella Lucero, Jaycee Lucero, Kimber Luzar, Maxaimus Weir, Jesse, Scirus, Julius, & Alicia Valdez, Esperanza Sanchez, David Ray Jr. & Luciano Martinez, Analyiah Lucero, Jaxon, Marquez, Malachi, Eaan, Kassidy, Buddha, & Leigha Torres, Mylah & Ben Maes, Aryana Lucero, Lorenzo & Arianna Trujillo, Christopher Cordova, and Azaryan Cordova. Marcella was a Great-Great Grandma to Jaxon Ryan, Brian Holmes, and Elizabeth Holmes. Marcella was a sister to Virginia Anthony, Augustina Tiny Silva, and Sam (Dorothy) Gomez.
Marcella was a sister in law to Francis Elizondo, Sandy Lucero, and Irene Lucero. Marcella was kind, caring, loving, and very Blessed. She loved the Lord and spent most of her time reading her devotionals, her Bible, and praying. Over the course of her life, she took in many children who became family. She had friends that loved her dearly. She always put everyone else’s needs before her own. Marcella will be missed by all of us.
Her Son-in-Law Dean Torres has offered his house at 1023 Lincoln Ave Raton NM 87740 July 9, 2016 for a Celebration of life for Marcella.