Dionicia “Nancy” Luna, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at her residence.  Age 81 years.  Dionicia Lopez was born April 8, 1928 in Sequin, Texas to the late Alejo and Socorro Lopez.  She was married to Venancio Luna on October 23, 1951 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saginaw.  He predeceased her on September 6, 1962.  Nancy was employed at St. Francis Home until her retirement.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Nancy was also a member of the St. Joseph Damas de Guadalupe and a Cursillista.  Surviving are her children: Venancio (Rosa) Luna Jr., Oscar (Shirley) Luna, and Louisa (Alfred) Gutierrez all of Saginaw; one brother, Joe (Mary Alice) Lopez of Bay City; six sisters: Sr. Phyllis Lopez, OP, Sr. Ellen Mary Lopez, OP both of Grand Rapids, Adella (Frank) Diaz, Isabel (Ed Gonzalez) Hernandez, Rose (Jose) Aguilar, all of Waukegan, Illinois, and Alice Lopez of Saginaw; 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her sister, Cleofas Villalobos, and her grandson, Oscar Luna II.  Nancy will lie in state from 11:00 a.m. until the time of her funeral liturgy at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 903 6th St.  Fr. Daniel Anholzer, OFMCap will officiate.  In accordance with Nancy’s wishes cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A Vigil for Nancy will take place at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the family for Mrs. Luna.  Please share your thoughts and memories with Nancy’s family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com.