Obituary: Jesus Luna

Jesus R. “Rudy” Luna, 74, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at his home in Newton, with his loving wife by his side.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1941, in San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Guillermo (Leyva) and Tony Luna.

He married Delores Terrones on June 13, 1967, in Newton. Soon after they were married, Jesus and Delores moved back to San Bernardino. “Rudy” enlisted into the U.S. Air Force on July 31, 1960, in Los Angeles. He served until honorable discharge in July 30, 1964, in Riverside, Calif. Rudy was very fond of the Vietnam-area and enjoyed his time serving in the Air Force.

Rudy had a big heart, and while he was residing in California, he helped the homeless individuals by providing transportation to places for meals and shelter. He had many hobbies, including building model ships and late-model cars. He collected horse figurines and pictures, always dreaming of owning his own horse ranch.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, Virginia Martinez.

Survivors include his wife, Delores; brother, Robert Luna; and two sisters, Carolyn Luna and Debra Chong.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10 a.m., with the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m., all at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.

There will be no burial at this time, as cremation has taken place.

Father Juan Garza will be presiding.

Memorials can be made to Caring Hands Humane Society or the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church “Legacy of Life” fund, in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS, 67114.

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