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Richard T. Luna went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2018. He was born to Flor T. Luna and Olivia T. Luna on January 31, 1960 in Truth or Consequences, NM. He was the fourth of six sons to Flor and Olivia. Ricky, as he is known by most, attended school in Truth or Consequences, NM and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1978. He met the love of his life, Marilyn, at a local restaurant where she would wait on him when he would take his lunch breaks from the local Piggly Wiggly. They were married on August 9, 1980 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in front of all their family and friends. It would be two years before they had children, Rebecca being the first born followed by Richard Eric, Tabitha and Nicholas. In the mid 1980’s he graduated from Barber College and began cutting hair under Joe Silva at Joe’s Barber Shop in Truth or Consequences, NM. A few years later he opened his own shop, Butte Barber Shop, in Elephant Butte, NM. Finally, he opened Ricky’s Barber Shop in Truth or Consequences, NM and was in business at the same location for 20 years. Music was a huge part of Ricky’s life. At the very young age of 6 years old Ricky would be seen taking his guitar with him everywhere he went. He learned how to play from his dad and so began a lifelong dedication to his music. It became evident that music was his calling as he was so musically inclined, he could play lead, rhythm, bass guitar, saxophone, piano, accordion, violin, drums and the trumpet. Throughout the years he was in many bands, from winning a competition in high school, playing with his good friend Tudy Romero and his band Tudy and the Silver Bullet Band for 14 years, the Legacy Band which also included his brother Johnnie, son Eric and Leonard Garcia and lastly the Suthern Blend Band with David Garcia, Leonard Garcia & Jose Rios. Ricky loved spending time with his family, especially camping. He always looked forward to their annual trip to Bear Dam Lake in Mimbres, NM. His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys and his best birthday may have been when they won the Super Bowl in 1993. He was a coach for the local little league and later an announcer for the games. He volunteered at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church bingo nights. Ricky, his wife and mother recently returned from a trip to California for a family reunion, where he met so many cousins and visited Disneyland for the first time. He was also planning a big celebration for his mother’s upcoming birthday. Ricky was preceded in death by his younger brother, Johnnie Luna, his father Flor Luna, and his older brothers Flor Luna Jr. & Johnny Luna. He is survived by his mother, Olivia Luna, his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Luna, his children Rebecca Quiles (Matthew), Eric Luna (Crystal), Tabitha Crawford (Tim) and Nicholas Luna, grandchildren Matthew, Jayden, Shylah, Bowden, Jaxon, Jason and Jordan, his brothers LeeRoy Luna and Andy Luna (Yuko), numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and Godchildren as well as his bandmates David Garcia (Cheryl), Leonard Garcia & Jose Rios (Yvonne). A Viewing will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. followed by a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 P.M. led by Deacon Adam Sanchez and Deacon Jim Winder.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. celebrated by Rev. Marcos O. Reyna.  Ricky will be laid to rest in the Santo Niño Cemetery in Chloride, NM.  The Family welcomes all to a reception at the WCCD Community Center, Winston, NM following the burial.

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  • Monday, July 30, 2018
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Monday, July 30, 2018
    So long Rick...…………………….Ken
    ~ Ken Riedemann   T or C, NM
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    My sincere condolences to the Luna family and to the members of the Suthern Blend everyone is in my prayers
    ~ Mandy Younce   TorC, NM
  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    My Thoughts and Prayers to the Luna Family. RIP Ricky?.... Kim L
    ~ Kim Lucero   TorC, NM
  • Monday, July 30, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!
    ~ Beverly Armijo   NM
  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    May God be with you Marilyn and family. You are in my prayers.
    ~ Magdalena Buck   Williamsburg, NM
  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    Your in my thoughts and in my heart Marilyn. I am so sorry.
    ~ Terrie Vanskike   Boise, ID
  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    God Bless you . You have now joined God's heavenly BAND. You were a very talented man and I will miss you and never forget you. May God take care of your family and let them heal quickly from their loss.
    ~ Sue Barr   Williamsburg, NM