9/20/2012 10:39:00 AM Obituary: Daniel (Danny) Jesus Lugo
Daniel (Danny) Jesus Lugo, 67, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 after a life long battle with diabetes. Danny was born on Dec. 24, 1944 to Ernesto and Ceilia. He was the seventh of 12 children.
He attended school in Williams, Ariz. and graduated from high school in 1963. He joined the Army right out of high school and served our nation for two years in Vietnam. After returning home, he attended Yavapai Community College for one year before leaving to help support his mother. He worked with the Coconino County Forrest Service and then became a police officer for the Williams Police Department for 16 years, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Williams Volunteer Fire Department and worked the last 12 years of his career as an officer with the Department of Public Safety in Flagstaff, Ariz. In retirement he volunteered for over 10 years at the front desk of the Flagstaff Medical Center.
He will be remembered for his love of God and his family as well as his smile and sense of humor. He was a loving husband and father and a hero in their eyes.
He is survived by his wife Patti of almost 36 years; his daughters Meghan Geshel (Richard) and Amanda Lugo-Thiel (Thomas); five grandchildren, Quinn Geshel, Kaiden Lugo, Daniel Geshel, Kassia Geshel and Abram Thiel; six siblings, Ernest, Esther Sandoval, Manuel, Richard, Sally Aguilar and Lydia Perkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at Shepard of The Hills Lutheran Church, 1601 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.
Danny will be sorely missed. He was a great friend to me even after my father (Al Winder) passed many years ago. Danny was always there for me when he was on the Williams Police Dept, a really great guy. May he rest peacefully in the House of God now. Good Bye Good Friend.