Severo Lujan Serrano, 82, of Carlsbad, NM, passed away on November 25, at his home surrounded by his family. Private services will be held at Landmark Baptist Church with Pastor Destry McDonald officiating. Burial will take place at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park, Carlsbad, NM.
Severo always believed in helping people in the community. He volunteered as a special deputy with the Eddy County Sheriff Department and in the 70s serving as vice president for the Organization Help (Home Education Livelihood Program Child Development Division), which served Southeast New Mexico. Although Severo worked in several occupations, he took great pride in farming and ranching, working several years with Henry Walterscheid and then later working at IMC Potash Mine where he retired. Severo and his son, Alfredo, ran a Spanish radio station in the 90s called KCCC, and later operated L & S Trucking Company. His hobbies included working with horses and poultry; he was a member of the Quarter Horse Association and NM Gaming Bird Association. Severo worked as a certified tester for poultry diseases with State of NM Livestock National Poultry Improvement Plan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His friends would often refer to him as lawyer or doctor because of his knowledge with immigration. Severo frequently assisted people with rides to El Paso to assist them with immigration matters and often gave advice on poultry health for people that needed help with their birds. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Severo was preceded in death by his parents, Salome and Julia (Lujan) Serrano and grandson, Tony Serrano.
Survivors are his wife of 46 years, Elisa Serrano; children, Jose Luis Serrano, Severo Serrano, Jr., Marialena Serrano, Yanira Serrano, Alfredo Serrano, Jessie Franco, Evelyn Granger, Emma Franco, Elizabeth Quintana; brother, George Serrano; sister, Irma Serrano; 40 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. The family would like to especially thank TLC, Golden Services, Landmark Baptist Church and many friends for the love and support they have given. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com
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