Ronny Lujan, Age :73

Sep 15,1946---Jul 12,2020
Ronny Lujan, aged 73, of Espanola, NM passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Ronny was born in Espanola, New Mexico, to the late Manuel and Siria Lujan. He was a standout athlete at Espanola Valley High School where he graduated in 1965. After working and retiring from Safeway Groceries, he decided to return to school and obtain his Associates Degree in Accounting from Northern New Mexico Community College. Upon graduation, he found employment with the State of New Mexico, and would land up retiring from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, Insurance Division, as the Deputy Superintendent. He would go on to retire from the State of New Mexico with his wife Olga and enjoyed spending time at home with close family and friends. Ronny always took the opportunity to share stories with his grandkids about his upbringing and favorite football memories. He was caring, selfless, affectionate, compassionate, and above all else wise beyond his years.
Ronny Lujan is survived by his wife, Olga Lujan; his two children, Renee Tafoya (Michael) and Randy Lujan (Mona); his four granddaughters, Adrianna Bustos (Rosy), Jessica Gonzales (Lawrence), Reyna Lujan, and Iliana Lujan; his sister, Theresa Roybal (Jimmy); his brothers, Ruben Lujan (Patsy), and Rudy Lujan (Tina); brother-in-law, Jerry Salazar. He is further survived by many nephews, nieces, godchildren, other relatives, and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Siria Lujan; and his sister, Catherine Salazar (Jerry).
A Catholic Mass will be held at Holy Cross of Santa Cruz on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions all attendees must were a face covering.
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:
Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe
3232 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 395-9150

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Michael A. Martinez Jul 16 ,2020

friend and classmate ,Alcalde ,New Mexico

Olga and family: just found out about Ronny's passing. It is hard to believe. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. A friend and 1965 Hornet classmate, Michael A. Martinez, Alcalde

Patricia (Patsy) Patton Jul 17 ,2020

I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Ronny. My condolences to the entire Lujan family, may our Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

David & Lorraine Otero Jul 17 ,2020

Friend & teammate ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our deepest condolence to Olga, Renee, Randy, Theresa, Ruben and Rudy and the entire family on the passing of Ronny. I have known Ronny since elementary school and we were teammates since Jr. High School through high school in football and basketball. He was one tough guy and an awesome guy. He will be missed! May he rest in peace and May God bless the family.

Denise Alexander Jul 17 ,2020

Friend ,Las Vegas ,Nevada

My deepest condolences to you and the family Olga. Ronny was a good man and will be missed. 🙏🏽 Love, Denise ❤️

Larry & Rochelle Jul 17 ,2020

Nephew ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Aunt Olga, Renee, Randy, Dri & Jess. Your Husband, Dad, Grandpa was respected by all the people that knew him. He was a wise man that will be dearly missed. Our Sincere Condolences and Prayers go out to all of you. May he Rest In Peace.

Tommy Montoya Jul 18 ,2020

Classmates since 5th grade best friends through all school years till 1965 may he rest in peace! !!! ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Deana Trujillo Jul 18 ,2020

Friends from PRC ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

George and I really appreciated the Good, Honest, Caring heart you had. A good friend and those are hard to come by. God takes the best early but do not fret family, you have an angel watching over all of you.

Press Garcia Jul 19 ,2020

Amigo ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Press Garcia Jul 19 ,2020

Friends ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Olga, e Familia We are so sorry for your loss , may our friend Kenny RIP . We will miss seeing him Around town, Pres & Maria🌟♥️🌟

Rudy Jul 19 ,2020

Brother ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Olga, our deepest heartfelt condolences. He is physically gone but His spirit is in our hearts. Gone too Soon my Brother, Love you and I will miss you always. Rest in peace until we are all joined together in our Savior Jesus Arms.

Luci(lle) Rodriguez Maestas Jul 19 ,2020


Olga and Family, My sincere condolences on Ronny’s death. I knew him since grade school and he was a truly nice and genuine person. I know he left a huge void in your lives but the wonderful memories of happy times will comfort you. May Our Lord Jesus Christ send you peace.

Roberta J. Padilla Jul 19 ,2020

Friend ,Fairview ,New Mexico

Renee so sorry about your dad, condolences to your whole family.

Danny Wheeler Jul 19 ,2020

Friend ,Nambe ,New Mexico

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Ronny. He will be missed greatly. May the peace of God be with you during this time. From Danny Andrea, Meagan & Victoria Wheeler

Larry L Lujan Jul 21 ,2020

Friend ,Jacksonville ,Florida

As Ronny would always say to me when I would visit his office at Insurance Dept. "From one good Lujan to another good Lujan lets talk!" Ronny Rest in Peace.

Robert Patton Jul 21 ,2020

Friend ,Espanola ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences to the Lujan family.

Frank & Eva Montoya Jul 22 ,2020

Friends ,Alcalde ,New Mexico

I'm really going to miss you Ronnie. You were my best friend & I love you. You were one of the greats! God bless you. Our sincerest condolences to Olga & family.

Angela Garcia (Holy Cross) Jul 23 ,2020

Olga and family my most sincere condolences on the loss of Ronnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time! RIP Ronnie!

Services at Later Date