March 24, 2022
Marta Lujan, age 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24th, at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen, TX, while courageously battling cancer. On March 26th, 1952, Marta was born in Edinburgh, TX, to Vicente and Josefina Lujan. She spent most of her childhood in La Pompa alongside her two brothers, three sisters, and countless childhood friends. Marta Lujan was a graduate of McAllen Highschool, and following her graduation, enlisted in the Army. Marta was a proud Army Veteran and patriot. She completed her basic training at Ft. McClellan in Anniston, AL. After basic training, Marta was stationed in Ft. Sam Houston and then at Ft. Sheridan in Chicago, IL, where she eventually met her future husband, John Joseph Lyons. They then accepted transfers to Natick, Massachusetts, before returning permanently to her beloved and magical Rio Grande Valley in 1980. Marta Lujan married her Husband, John Joseph Lyons, on June 24th, 1977, in McAllen, TX. They shared 39 years of marriage. Marta spent 34 years as a supervisor with the State of Texas Department of Health, where she created lifelong friendships amongst her colleagues. Marta is preceded in death by her Grandfather Marcos Moreno, Grandmothers Sabina Salazar and Vicenta Torres, her Father Vicente Lujan, her Uncle Marcos Moreno, and Husband John Joseph Lyons. Marta is survived by her Mother Josefina Lujan, brothers Jose Luis Lujan and wife Judy, Joel Lujan and wife Darla, Leonardo Guevarra, Jose Maria Gueverra, sisters Estela Lujan and husband Louis, Graciela Lujan Hernandez and husband Virgilio, Raquel Lujan Reyes and husband Robert, Maria Elias Guevarra, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Funeral Services for Marta Lujan will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, beginning at 12:30 PM. . Followed by a Military Service and Funeral at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery at 2 P.M. A reception and Celebration of Life will be held afterward at the DoubleTree Suites in McAllen, TX, beginning at 3:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial or the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Marta Lujan, age 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24th, at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen, TX, while courageously battling cancer. On March 26th, 1952, Marta was born in Edinburgh, TX, to Vicente and Josefina... View Obituary & Service Information
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