St. Pius X Catholic Church
3021 County Road P
O'Donnell, TX  79351


Richard Luera

of O'Donnell,

April 3, 1946 - June 25, 2020


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Richard Luera, 74, of O’Donnell passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Lubbock. Richard was born on April 3, 1946 in Paint Rock, Texas to Albert Luera and Aurora Gebera Luera. He was raised in Voss, Texas and married the love of his life, Carolina Morales, on January 16, 1965 in Coleman. He ranched in Voss until 1967, and then moved to Seagraves to farm. In 1975, he moved to O’Donnell and farmed with Dorman Farms until 1990, when he retired. He loved to farm, ranch, and raise cattle, goats, and sheep. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and they knew him as “Big Da”. He enjoyed cooking out, fishing, and going to Hords Creek Lake. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in O’Donnell. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a 3rd Degree Knight.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Lynn and Gerardo Ortiz of O’Donnell, son, Joseph and Elizabeth Luera of O’Donnell, and his niece that they raised like a daughter, Amanda Luera of Anchorage, AK, 2 brothers, Charlie and Debbie Luera of Hobbs, NM and Benny Luera of Voss, 3 grandchildren, Jonathan and Xavier Ortiz and Scott and Christy Olivan, and 2 great grandchildren, Aaron and Ryan Olivan. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 2 brothers, Mike and Willie Luera, and grandson, Jeremy J. Ortiz.

A Private Mass will be celebrated by his immediate family only at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Rev. John Rathinam officiating. Interment will follow in the O’Donnell Cemetery.
Social distancing and face masks will be required for any family attending. The funeral will be livestreamed on Lynn Ortiz’s Facebook page.

Memorials may be sent to St. Pius X Catholic Church in O’Donnell.

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10 Condolence(s)
Suzanne Sissel and Amanda Luera
Chugiak, AK
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hugs and prayers at this difficult time for your families. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. He will be missed!!!

Odis and Alice Summers
LUBBOCK, TX
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Joseph and Lynn.....We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was truly one of the finest men I have ever met. He delivered our paper without fail, and was always there with a smile and good word. He was a great supporter of the Eagles and as a coach, I appreciated him so much. Condolences to you and all your family.

Julie and Marco Ortiz
Crandall, TX
Sunday, June 28, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss.

Susie Zepeda
Odonnell, TX
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Lynn and Joseph, I'm so sorry for your loss. Richard was a father to so many of us as we were growing up. For me so many memories, I will miss him. Again my sincere condolences.

Greg and Dolores Antuna
Odonnell, TX
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Our condolences to the family, especially to Joseph and Lynn. Richard was a great man, may he rest in peace 🙏

Mary Harrison
Tahoka, TX
Saturday, June 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss Lynn! My condolences to the entire family!

Rose Galvan
Ballinger, TX
Friday, June 26, 2020

I’m so sorry for you’ll loss my prayers are with you’ll I will greatly miss him

Monica Sanchez
Winters,
Friday, June 26, 2020

My heart is heavy as remember the fun times growing up. Him and tia were always together. He would always make us laugh but he also gave good advice. He was truly a special person and I will miss him dearly. Prayers for Lynn and Joseph and their families as they are grieving his loss. 🙏💔❤

Melissa and Manuel Pedroza Family
O’Donnell, TX
Friday, June 26, 2020

Richard was a great man and left so many special memories. He will forever be missed. Much love and prayers for his family. We love you all.

Danny and Diane Rowell
Paris, TX
Friday, June 26, 2020

You will greatly be missed! You were always a kind soul and a great Tio!❤️ Please let our Tia know we miss her as well! We will always love and miss you!