Luz M. Lewis

May 20, 1942March 22, 2018

Luz (Lucy) M. Papa Lewis, born on May 20, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, to the late Luz Papa and the late Louis Papa, passed away at age 75 on March 22, 2018. Luz was the beloved wife of 37 years to the late Willard P. Lewis Jr. Lucy had a passion for her family, friends, cooking and sports. She was a lifelong and devoted Catholic and served as a member to St. Mark's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Louis Papa Jr. and Jesus Papa and sisters, Concepcion del Hierro and Ursulina Armendariz and her granddaughter Mia Placencio. Luz is survived by her nine children: sons, David Marmolejo and Ralph Marmolejo, John and Michael Lewis; daughters Laura Taylor, Sharon Lewis, Michele Osborn, Erin Lewis, and Sherrie Placencio; 15 grandchildren ,3 great-grandchildren , and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her greatly loved dog, Mitzi. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Marks Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills Blvd., El Paso, Texas, 79936. Graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Blvd, El Paso, Texas, 79906.

Services entrusted to Martin East (915) 855-8881


  • David Marmolejo, Son
  • Ralph Marmolejo, Son
  • John W. Lewis, Son
  • Michael Lewis, Son
  • Laura Taylor, Daughter
  • Sharon Lewis, Daughter
  • Michele Osborn, Daughter
  • Sherrie Placencio, Daughter
  • Erin Lewis, Daughter


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Luz M. Lewis

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Vanessa Papa Stickley

April 12, 2018

I will never forget visiting with you and uncle peanut every weekend when we dropped off Felie...uncle peanut taught us how to play slinky wars off your bedroom stairs. You would get mad at us because the slinkie would slam against the uncle peanut bought us plastic ones so you wouldn't get mad at us will miss you tia...but I am so grateful that you are with your honey..parents and siblings..I love you may you rest in peace

Laura Taylor

April 12, 2018


I still can't believe your no longer physically here with us. I've been hoping every morning to wake up and this just be a nightmare. I just pray to hear the phone ring & hear your voice on the other end. " What Are you making for dinner" and it's only 10am but you always
Mother, there are so MANY things I wish I would have done differently.
So much lost time I will never get back.
But I know No Matter what, you Loved Me Unconditionally, you loved Everyone, that's just the kind of person you were. Everyone you met you touched their heart. You were such a loving, nurturing, caring & forgiving person. You had a heart of Gold, a smile that lit up a room, a contagious laugh, one amazing sense of humor and a hug that just made you feel safe.
You were also a GREAT Cook.
You left behind such wonderful memories and so much Love to last a LIFETIME. We were ALL blessed to have you in our lives.
Mother you will live on in My Heart & In My Memories Forever.
Thank You Mom For Being The Best Mother Any One Could Ever Ask For.
This is not Good Bye, This is Until We Meet Again.

RIP Beautiful Angel
I Love You Mom

David Marmolejo

April 11, 2018


I will miss you so very much and will always love you with all my heart. I know I didn't always call you as much as I should have, but it didn't mean I was not thinking of you. You were always in my heart and thoughts. Unfortunately, I always assumed you would be around for so much longer. I will miss your cooking; you were the best, and there was nothing you couldn't cook. You were the best mom anyone could ever have. I will miss being able to sit and drink a beer or two with you, messing up your hair, and is sitting and watching your favorite the cooking channel, but most of all I will just miss having you here with us so very much my little Viejita.
I Love You

Jesse (JR) Papa

April 11, 2018

My dear nina Luz, I want to say "thank you" for all the memories we made and shared, though I wasn't around as much I will always have you on my mind and in my heart. I take comfort in knowing you are home with your brothers, sisters, and "Uncle Peanut". I will miss you very much! To the family, I also love you all and pray you all know that your mother was an amazing woman and that she is at peace. May she forever Rest In Peace and remember that this isn't a goodbye, it's an "I'll see you later"...

With Love,


April 9, 2018

Laura, Ralph, and David: Your mom was not just our family friend, but an angel that God sent into our lives. She was sweet, caring, and very loving (and funny too). She was always praying for our family when medical issues arose. She would light a candle for my son and pray for him whether it was just for a simple procedure or when he was having his 10-hour surgery. For this, I will always be grateful for. Ms. Lucy, we will miss you and your phone calls. Thank you for being my mom's (Alice Tapia) BFF all these years. You will always have a special place in our hearts.
We love you very much. May you now rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

Michele Osborn (Lewis)

April 7, 2018

Thank you, Lucy, for stepping in to our hodgepodge family and welcoming us in to yours 38 years ago. I know we didn’t make it easy for you but I am so thankful for your love and determination to make a home for all of us. Your strength and mama-bear-Italian-stubborn willpower is just what Dad needed to settle down and be the best husband, father and grandfather that he could be. Thank you for the gift of family. And most importantly, thank you for the chilli-rellenos, menudo and cheesecake and for being my Chico’s Tacos buddy. :)
I love you and miss you Lucy. Give a big hug to Dad in heaven for me.
Rest in peace now. God bless you and keep you in His safe and loving arms.
Your daughter, Michele

Ralph Marmolejo

April 6, 2018

The day that I have dreaded has come far too soon. Your memory will always live on in my heart and mind. You were always there for me, through good times and bad, and I will never forget that. I know that you are in a better place, a place that you so rightly deserve, but the fact that you are not physically here with me really hurts a lot. I have to rely on the photos and the memories for comfort until we meet again. You touched so many people during your life and we are all grieving your departure.
So as I say good bye to my "Chaparrita" for now, please know that I will continue to do my best to never let you down for I know that now, more than ever, you will know all and see all, and maybe, just maybe, you will let me know you are listening when I call you as I am heading home from work.

I Love you.


Aurora Marmolejo

April 5, 2018

Mom we are disbelief that you are no longer with us. Our hearts are heavy. There is some comfort knowing that you are with dad and the rest of your family. We have beautiful memories of you. Your love and compassion. Your smile and laughter. The long conversations that made us laugh and cry. I remember how I teased you about your artificial flowers in pots in the front and back porch. We laughed so hard. We loved coming home to visit with you. You always had a hot meal on the stove and a cold one in the fridge. It always felt so good to be there, "Home." There are so many wonderful memories and things about you, Mom. We will just have to carry them in a special place we have in our hearts for you. We loved you more that you would ever know. We will miss you but you will never be far from our heart and thoughts. Your legacy will live on that is a promise. Sleep peacefully now Mom.

Frank Talamantes

April 4, 2018

My dear luzita was not only my cousin but she was a strong sister. All her family will miss her. We certainly dont like to lose people we love but she is now in a better place.

Rest in peace my dear luzita