Martin Luna, 92, of Valley Center passed away January 2, 2016. He was born to Miguel and Anastasia Luna on January 30, 1923 in El Paso, Texas. On November 15, 1947 Martin married Reda (Halcomb). Together they had three sons, Ed, Vincent and Miguel; and four daughters Anita, Amelia, Loretta and Elizabeth. Martin served in the Army, working in Alaska on the railroad for part of his tour. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Woodcarving was a hobby he enjoyed, making benches for each of his grandchildren. Martin was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, Kansas. He was devoted to his church and had the desire to see it grow, which moved him to serve as an original board member on the Building Committee in 1948, and served as an Honorary Chairman for the current Legacy of Faith Capital Campaign. He is preceded in death by his parents, Miguel & Anastasia Luna; wife, Reda Luna; infant son, Miguel Luna; brothers, Rito Luna, Longino Luna, and Victor Luna; and sister Michaela Luna. He is survived by sons, Ed Luna, Vincent Luna; daughters Anita Victory, Amelia Luna, Loretta Luna, Elizabeth Luna; 8 grandchildren ; 9 great grandchildren; sisters, Anita Luna and Manuela Chavez;. Visitation and Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton on Tuesday January 5, 2016. Visitation will be open from 5-8 pm, and Rosary Service will begin at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe 415 S Ash St, Newton, KS 67114 on Wednesday January 6, 2016 at 10 am. Memorial Suggestion Our Lady of Guadalupe Legacy of Faith Capital Campaign.
Such a sweet, kind, and gentle soul. Treated my girls like granddaughters. Loved him.
We remember fondly the slo-pitch games where Mr.Luna would cheer on his sons, and son by marriage, and other family members. Mr. Luna was a generous and loving man who enjoyed his family and adored his life partner. May God bless and keep all of you, and may the memories that remain be those of joy and laughter, and the value that he placed on faith and family.
Love & prayers,
We remember with fondness how Mr. Luna would cheer on his family at sporting events, his love of family, his dedication to his life partner. May the memories that linger be those of joy and laughter, and love.
Love & prayers,
There will forever be a place in my heart for Poppy. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go to the Luna and Victory family, wish I could be there in support through this tough time.
I miss you, Poppy. Love you so, so much.
Martin and Reda were dear friends of the Creel family since the 1940’s when Martin worked on the railroad with my dad, Dick. He was highly thought of by all of us and we will always remember him as a very special, loving person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Luna family.