Geronimo C. Luna
We are deeply saddened by the recent loss of our father, grandfather and great grandfather Geronimo “Jerry” Luna at 92 years of age. Originally from Texas where he was born and raised, he enlisted in the Army in 1948. He married his beloved wife Eloisa in 1957 and in 1962 he moved to Santa Barbara with his wife and 5 children. In the construction field, he helped build many homes in the growing housing tracts in Goleta where he quickly purchased his first home. He was fortunate to retire from his profession and doing what he liked best, traveling with his beloved wife Eloisa, gardening and keeping up with his children and their families.
We have many wonderful memories of our father, most memorable included weekend camping – Red Rock, Cachuma being his favorites, coastal beaches of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and visiting the California Missions. An avid swimmer he enjoyed swimming laps from the wharf to East Beach. He was an avid boxing fan and would tell us stories of his boxing days as well and his love of playing his guitar.
Our father was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Eloisa and son Ruben. He is survived by his children and their families – Frances Ramirez and husband Frank, Rudy Luna and wife Mideya, Lucy Egger, and Carmen Severn and husband Jeff.
Our father was dedicated to family and country, loyal to his friends, a man of faith, hard working, and honest. We love him and will miss him.