Lee R. Lujan of Grand Junction, Colorado passed away at his home surrounded by his family on October 9, 2020. Lee is survived by his wife of 64 years, Esther Lujan. His children Vivian (Joe) Lujan-Sanchez and Gary (Kathy) Lujan. Grandchildren Richard (Nichole) Romero, Thomas (Elizabeth) Romero and AshLee (Ryan) Lujan-Hamilton, great- grandchildren Dalynn Romero, April Romero, Andrew Romero, Alexandria Romero, Zachary Romero, Isabella Urenda, Hayden Randall, Asher Randall and Jeremiah Romero. Great-great granddaughter Amara Romero all of Grand Junction and a Brother Toby Lujan from Denver, Colorado several nieces and nephews and honorary grandchildren Elvie Anable, Fawn Puhler and Elora Bosch.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Margret and Elias Lujan, sisters Mary Maes, Teresa Maestas, Erma Rivera, brothers Joseph Lujan, Edward Lujan, Felix Lujan and Reuben Lujan.
Lee joined the military when he was 16 and was stationed in Korea. He enjoyed sharing his stories about his travels to the countries he visited while in the service. He worked as a laborer and then became the business agent for Local 720 until his retirement.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing (especially Granby reservoir and Cottonwood Lakes on the Mesa), playing cards, dominoes, gardening and spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren, watching football, baseball, attending rodeos and all the animals that would cross his path. He also enjoyed being a part of St Joseph’s church where he was an usher for 53 years.
A Rosary will be held on Friday, October 16 at 7:00 pm and the funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 17 at 11:00 am both at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 230 N 3rd St, Grand Junction, Colorado. A potluck will follow at 1:00 pm at the Elm Avenue Baptist Church, 1510 N 17th St, Grand Junction, Colorado.
For anyone who is planning to attend Lee’s Celebration of Life we ask that you please wear a mask.
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