Lucio Vasquez Lara
March 4, 1936  -  March 10, 2018

Lucio Vasquez Lara

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, March 16, 2018
7:00 pm
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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
2633 Conover
Odessa, TX  79763
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Lucio and Catarina (Katy) age 82, of Odessa, TX, were greeted at the gates of Heaven by Jesus on the weekend of March 9, 2018. They left this world hand in hand.

Lucio was born March 4, 1936 in Pecos, TX to Faustino and Francisca Lara. He was employed by Roy Lindsey, and Jones Brothers for many enjoyable years before becoming a self- employed entrepreneur with Double LL Trucking. Lucio had a huge passion for music, his guitar always at hand ready to entertain his family and friends.

Catarina (Katy) was born February 13, 1936 in Toyah Vale, TX to Bonifacio and Julia Natividad. She was employed by Reeves County ISD and Ector County ISD as a bus driver for 55 years. Katy lived her life for her family and friends, she knew no strangers.

Katy and Lucio were devout, faithful Catholics and parishioners of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for 35 years. They followed the teachings of Jesus by helping any and every one as much and as often as they could.

They are preceded in death by their parents, twin infant sons, their son, Raul Lara, Sr. and 7 of their siblings, son in-law, Tony Delgado, granddaughter, Kassie, twin great grandsons, Mason and Ramon IV.

They are survived by the family members that they so dearly loved.

Lucio is survived by his brothers, Nasario V. Lara, Miguel V. Lara; twin sisters, Delma Lozano, Delia Florez.

Katy is survived by her brothers, Sgt. Pedro Natividad, Benito Natividad as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Katy and Lucio are survived by their children, Lori Varela and husband, Oscar, Carol Delgado and husband Tony, Louie Lara and partner, Jeff Terry of Ft. Worth, TX, Angie Pino and husband, Joe of Midland, TX, Belinda Lara and husband, Guadalupe Velasco; grandchildren, Melissa, Cyndi, Christina, Raul Jr., Jaime, Mark. Joe Ray, Jennifer, Kassie, TJ, John Paul, Joey, Matthew, Marissa and Vanessa; 26 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and Katy’s beloved puppy dogs, Peewee and Toby.

Pallbearers for Lucio will be his nephews, Luis Lara, Carlos Lara, Junior Lara, Esteban Lara, Billy Lara, Miguel Lara, Jr., Tomas Lara and grandson, Aaron Alvarado.

Pallbearers for Katy will be her grandsons, TJ Delgado, John Paul Delgado, Matthew Pino, Joey Pino, Jaime Varela, Mark Varela, Joe Ray Varela, and Raul Lara, Jr.

Rosary will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Juan Fernando Bonilla, MSP, officiant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family of Lucio and Katy Lara would like to thank all of our family and friends for the huge outpour of support and love during such a difficult time.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign their guestbooks at


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  1. Robert Vasquez/Mary Nabarrett
    Pecos, TX

    My heart is heavy with grief. Such a loss. you were a perfect couple. you will be missed totally.....

  2. Doris Porter-Hope (Dee)
    Greensboro, NC

    I new Ms Katy when I drove for E.C.I.S.D. She was an amazing woman who I loved dearly. She will be missed. May you R.I.P.

  3. Nancy Ortega
    Odessa, TX

    My deepest condolences to all the family. May the Lord bless each and everyone of you during this difficult time. It was such a joy to see them both when my mom passed away in 2014, wonderful neighbors and the best bus driver in the world in Pecos. Together they are rejoicing in heaven. My deepest sympathies to you all. Nancy

  4. Michelle Rios
    Odessa, TX

    So sorry for the loss of your grandparents. May they rest peacefully in eternity as they continue to watch over every single one of you. Prayers and good vibes to the family.

  5. Eddie Galindo Jr
    Crane, TX

    Will be greatly missed.

  6. Cruz hernandez
    Odessa, TX

    May they rest in peace my condolences to the family.

  7. Estela Barrera Samples & Family
    Keller, TX

    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your parents. There is no doubt about their love for people because that is the virtue that I remember so easily about you. Please take comfort in knowing that they were blessed by our Lord with the grace of entering into Heaven together.

  8. LUZ
    odessaMY DEEOEST, TX


  9. David BaezaMi
    pecos, TX

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.may God bless you and be there with in this time. In Jesus name

  10. David Baeza
    pecos, TX

    Sorry for your loss.May God be with you in this time of sorrow God bless you in Jesus name.

  11. Ruby Cook

    RIP my Godmother Catarina and Lucio. My sincere condolences to the family.

  12. pat gates
    odessa, TX

    have know the katy and lucio for many years my mom grew up with katy in toyavale texas when they were litlle love her so much may god bless you

  13. Sally and Clarence Morgan
    Pagosa Springs, CO

    They are dancing with Jesus! Praise the Lord!!

  14. Cynthia Molinar
    Odessa, TX

    My condolences to the family of these two beautiful souls.I never had the pleasure of meeting Katys husband,but knowing her ,I know he must have been a very good man.I know the family is hearbroken,but the best Peace they can have is that your loved ones left this earth hand in hand ,just like they lived their lives & they are together in Heaven with Our Father.God Bless.

  15. Veronica Mendoza
    Odessa, TX

    My condolences to the family. Katy had been like a second mom to me from a young age she was my best friend..I have so much special memories of her and Lucio. I'm so heart broken and sad. RIP Lucio & Katy💕

  16. Virginia Mendoza
    Odessa, Texas, TX

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Lara Family , may the Lord grant you peace and comfort.

  17. Charles E Sims
    Odessa, TX

    I worked with Katy at ECISD for many years.
    Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers.

  18. Jazzy Aguilar
    Odessa, TX

    My Condolences Are With The Whole Family At This Time Such A Great Family You Are All In My Prayers May God Give You All Strength

  19. Roger and Tom
    Fort Worth, TX

    Louie and Jeff...we are so stricken by the loss of your parents - please know that you are our family and we love you dearly!

  20. Irene Flores
    Pecos, TX

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all. My God send heal each and every heart. I love you all.

  21. Todd and Carleigh Leake
    Heflin, LA

    Louie and Jeff, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Lara family. We love you. Todd and Carleigh

  22. Mary Gonzales
    Odessa, TX

    My sincerest condolences to the Lara family.
    I remember your parents well from Pecos.
    As a child, I remember visiting your home in Green Acres as well as at Santa Rosa and your fathers days with mariachi. My heart breaks and i cannot begin to imagine the great loss and devastation you are feeling. I know that the Santa Rosa family is feeling their loss as well. My prayers are with all of you, that you may find peace and acceptance that only through Christ Jesus can be found.

  23. Pablo Gonzales and family
    Pecos, TX

    Nuestros sentidos pesames. Un gran señor. Que Dios les de paz y aceptencia y que reciba ha nuestro hermano en sus manos.

  24. Deana Lara
    Pecos, TX

    We're heart broken Tio & Tia, but the one consolation I have is you will never have to know the pain of being apart.
    We'll always be here for Louie, Carol, Belinda, Angie, and Lori and their children, just like they were there for us. See you in Heaven, love you! Deana

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