Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX


Lucio Elizondo

13 octobre , 193319 juillet , 2019

Lucio Elizondo went to be with his beloved wife Vangie, on July 19, 2019. She preceded him in death; as did his father, Pablo Elizondo; mother, Petra Rodriguez Elizondo; sister, Hope; and twin brother Serapio. He is survived by son, J.D. Elizondo and wife Barbara Lujan; daughter, Lucinda and husband Gordon Anderson; and grandsons Ross Elizondo Anderson and Ian Elizondo Anderson.

He was born in La Vernia, Texas on October 13th, 1933. He was well known for his sense of humor and was well liked by neighbors and coworkers. His humor was a testament to his resilience in the face of a childhood marked by the death of many close family members.

He graduated from Burbank High School in San Antonio and joined the United States Air Force. After the Air Force, he used his training to begin a career in civil service at Kelly Air Force Base. There he met his future wife Vangie when she asked him to join the Kelly bowling league. The two were accomplished bowlers and were frequently mentioned in the newspapers with tales of their success in different tournaments. Family vacations centered around tournaments, and trophies were proudly displayed in the family room. After his career with Kelly, the family moved to Virginia were Lucio worked at the Pentagon. Along the way he continued to serve in the National Guard and Reserves, achieving the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

Lucio enjoyed gently teasing family and friends, and often recounting humorous and embarrassing family tales. Although our hearts are filled with sorrow, we are comforted in the memories of joyous times spent together, laughing now through our tears.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 5pm-8pm. Service will continue on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 with an 11am Celebration of his life. Graveside service will be held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2pm in Shelter 1. For online tributes and shared memories please visit the online guest book.


  • Visitation lundi, 29 juillet , 2019
  • Celebration of Life mardi, 30 juillet , 2019
  • Graveside service mardi, 30 juillet , 2019


Lucio Elizondo


Deborah Elizondo-Brady

29 juillet , 2019

Lucio was a kind man and was very funny. So glad we shared time with him and other cousins recently on a road trip to LaVernia and our family cemetery. He shared many family stories. Although he had very humble beginnings in LaVernia and lost his sister tragically when he was just 4 then lost his mother soon after, then his father before finishing high school, he managed to thrive and not let life get him down. He spread a lot of joy. He was my father’s cousin and they lost touch for many years. I got to meet him 4 years ago and admired him instantly. I am so grateful to Lucio for the family stories and am proud that he served our country and that he was a good father to JD and Lucinda. I will miss his laughter, kindness, generosity, long conversations. Rest In Peace, beloved cousin. Debbie Elizondo-Brady

Amy Rae Weaver

24 juillet , 2019

While I never know Lucio Elizondo, I can tell he was someone special based on working with his son, J.D. The man Lucio was lives on in the bright, friendly, and talented man he raised.

Virginia Carroll

23 juillet , 2019

Exactly! There's laughter through the tears. After years of having lost contact with Lucio, we were finally reunited about three years ago thanks to my niece Deborah. We remained in contact with calls and letters and pictures since then. Each phone call brought us closer together once again as we reminisced, laughed, and sometimes choked up in silence through our tears , yet we always ended our conversation on a happy note. I feel so blessed to have spent time with my dear cousin just a few months ago when my brother Eddie died. Lucio brought Eddie back to life in the stories he would tell me and brought me so much comfort through my grief. I will continue laughing through the tears. Tears because I will miss him. RIP Lucio!

Ernesto Cantu

22 juillet , 2019

Thank you for randomly thinking of me and being so nice without even meeting me. I would've loved to meet you and thank you personally for all the gifts you sent.

Go Huskies!
Ernesto Cantu