Lucas Ponce
October 18, 1933  -  April 11, 2018

Lucas Ponce

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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Sunday, April 15, 2018
7:00 PM
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Funeral Service
LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Monday, April 16, 2018
2:00 PM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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PONCE, LUCAS – Lucas Ponce, age, 84 of Dexter, NM was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, on October 18, 1933 to Juan Ponce and Rosalia Sanchez Ponce. Lucas passed away April 11, 2018 at Casa Maria Health Care Center.

A rosary will be recited for Lucas at 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Funeral service at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 16, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery. Deacon Chris Gutierrez of St. Peters Catholic Church officiating.

Lucas was a gentle caring person that enjoyed life; he was a musician playing trumpet and guitar and also would sing, he liked eating ice cream, playing bingo, going to the casinos and would take walks in the yard. Lucas was a Dallas Cowboy fan and loved talking football.

Those left to cherish Lucas’ memory are his children: Bobby Ponce and wife, Celia of Roswell, NM; Randall Ponce of Roswell, NM, Manuel Ponce and wife, Delphina of Roswell, NM; Bibian Ponce and wife, Lollie of Dexter, NM; Lupe Ponce and wife, Kerry of Fort Worth, TX; Tina Ward and husband, Monty of Fort Worth, TX; Mary and husband, Samuel of Fort Worth, TX; 7 brothers and 6 sisters: Mary Mendoza, Carlota Vasquez, Juan Ponce, Margie Darrough, Helen Diaz, Jesse Ponce, Mary Lou Martinez, Louie Ponce, Vera Lopez, Angel Ponce, Arturo Ponce, Ester Ponce and Arsenio Ponce. Lucas was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and friends, he will be greatly missed by all.

Lucas is preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ponce; parents, Juan and Rosalia Ponce; and daughter-in-law, Irene Ponce.

Serving as pallbearers are Luis Aguilar, Orlando Ponce, Ray Ponce, Ray Ponce, Samantha Ponce, Samuel Ponce, Mike Ponce; honorary pallbearers are Domingo Ponce, Seth Ponce and Robert Ponce.


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  1. Ell Sosa
    , NM

    Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Lucas. We hope that many fond memories will lift you during your sad times and comforting words will give you the strength to cope with your thoughts in the days, months, and years to come. During our recent loss, we took to heart encouraging information found at jw .org. There you’ll find answers as to why we lose our dear loved ones and the hope of our reunion soon to come, something we can all look forward too.

  2. Lawrence Sanchez
    Roswell, NM

    So sorry for your lost , my condolence to the family , my God comfort you and embrace you all thru these times , the Lord be with you.

  3. Carmen Guerrero
    Norwalk, CA

    God Bless you Lucas and may you rest in peace. Spread your wings and fly to your hearts content. You will be missed by all your family near and far. Our Sympathy to all the Ponce Family.
    From: Your cousins Carmen and Teresa in California (daughters of Manuela Sanchez Hernandez, niece of Rosalia Sanchez Ponce)

  4. John
    Saginaw, TX

    Rest in peace

  5. Angel Ponce
    San Jose, CA

    You will be truly remembered my dear brother. You are now in the arms the Lord, your wife Rosa and of course mama papa
    Rest in Peace.

  6. Julian Ponce Esparza
    Modesto, CA

    Rest In Peace Primo..❤️

  7. Nora Contreras
    Artesia, NM

    May God Bless you all and give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

  8. Amanda M Ponce
    victoria, TX

    I miss you so much tio I love you may you rest in peace ❤

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