Joe C. Luna

DOWNEY - Resident since 1944, Mr. Joe C. Luna, age 86, died in his home Sunday morning, September 23, 2012 of natural causes.Joe was born Jose Carmona Luna, November 25, 1925 in Mexicali Mexico, mother Jesus Carmona and father, Anacleto Macias Luna, Vice President of Mexicali, Baja California (1925). Joe served in the Mexican Military later settling in Los Angeles at the age of 19 in 1944 and was married in 1949 to Isabel Beserra, of Paramount. Joe worked in various positions such as in the Orange Groves of Downey, a Painter, and a Truck Driver for the Sanitation Department and later learned and mastered the trade of Iron Worker and was a proud member Iron Workers Union 509 for many years. Joe lost his second born son in 1994 and was widowed in 2002; he is survived by his 2 sons and their wives, one daughter and son-in-law, five Grandchildren, three Great Grandchildren and two Great Great Grandchildren. He was a dedicated, hard working husband and father. He was an asset to the community and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Service and burial held on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Rose Hills Memorial Chapel in Whittier, California. See details at

********** Published: September 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 24