Jose De La Luz Mercure, age 87 a resident of Plaza Blanca went with our Lord on the Feast of the Three Kings following the star to his eternal resting place on Wednesday January 06, 2021 at 9:05am. Born March 24 1933. Jose is preceded in death by his parents Baltazar and Teresita Mercure, Sister Antonia Aguilar, Brother Placido Mercure, Brother in Law Miguel Aguilar, Sister in Law Elvira Mercure, Niece Veronica Mercure, Great Niece Pamela Vasquez, Great Nephew Joaquin Aguilar, and several other family members.
Jose is survived by his Sister Cristella Gallegos (Martin) of Chama New Mexico; Brothers Isaac Mercure (Antonia) of Plaza Blanca New Mexico; Gilberto Mercure (Stella) of Aztec New Mexico, Sister in Law Rosa Mercure, of Cortez Colorado. Also Surviving Jose are his Nephews and Nieces Martin Jr., Marvin, Marcella, Jose, Angela, Theresa, Jose, Danny, Rafaelita, Antonio, Barbara, Rosa, Anna, Baltazar and many great Nephews and Nieces.
Jose was born in Plaza Blanca where he grew up working in the family ranch later on in life he started his own business Jose Upholstery Shop. Where all the locals from surrounding areas would come and have their furniture upholstered once Jose was done the furniture came out looking like new. Jose also drove the bus for the head start transporting all the kids to school. When Jose and his mom moved to Los Ojos he started working for the Los Ojos Senior Center also as a bus driver picking up the senior citizens and taking them to the center for lunch, also worked in the fields planting wheat in Las Nutrias New Mexico. Jose had friends throughout the Chama Valley, Plaza Blanca, Tierra Amarilla and in the Espanola Valley. Our Tio Joe was very knowledgeable of the Mercure Family History he was a Historian of Plaza Blanca knew a lot of history of families, any time we would go visit our Tio Joe he had stories to tell us about our family.
Jose was a devoted Catholic where he was a parishioner of San Jose Catholic Church, the Society of San Antonio de Padua in Plaza Blanca and was devoted to La Morada with the Penitentes. Jose was a member with the H.E.L.P Association and El Norte De Valle of Rio Arriba County.
Nuestro Hermano y Tio Vaya Con Dios y Descansa en Paz. You will be greatly missed. Eternal rest grant unto Jose, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon Jose.
Jose will be laid to rest with his father Baltazar while his younger brother Placido who died in September 29, 2020 will be laid to rest with his mother Teresita. Rosary and Mass will be held at a later date due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and the Governor’s health orders.
The family of Jose de la Luz Mercure has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.