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Edmundo "The World" Ludero Jr. , age 60, lifelong resident of Las Cruces passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at La Posada - Mesilla Valley Hospice surrounded by his loved ones. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving companion of thirty-five years and mother of his children, Eva Betancourt; a son, Jude “Nito” Betancourt; two daughters, Trisha Orona and Cassandra Betancourt; two brothers, Richard and Ralph Lucero; two sisters, Alice Tapia and Carol Jacquez.  A Prayer Vigil was held Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Basilica of San Albino, 2070 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla where the Funeral Mass followed immediately thereafter. Cremation will take place and inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date. The Lucero Family has entrusted their love one to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road 527-2222.  Your exclusive providers for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com