Margaret Kathleen Lucena of Socorro, NM, passed away Aug. 31, 2022, in Socorro at age 67.
Margi, as she was known, was born in Torrance, Calif., on Oct. 18, 1954, to Richard and Esther (Gonzalez) Muldoon. Margi grew up in San Pedro, Independence and Ventura County, Calif., and met her husband, Diosdado, in 1970. Their 50-year journey together began in May 1972.
Margi raised her four children while sup porting her husband in his military career and working various jobs. Margi loved painting and drawing, and her career flourished after she and her husband moved to New Mexico in 2002.
She became one of the top pastel artists in the Southwest. Margi’s art was purchased by collectors worldwide and was displayed in galleries across the Southwest.
She belonged to various organizations, including the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Pastel Society of New Mexico.
Margi was preceded in death by her father, Richard Muldoon; granddaughter Emma Lucena; father-in-law Reuben Lucena; mother-in-law Priscilla Lucena; and nephews Patrick and Eddie Myers.
Margi is survived by her husband, Diosdado Lucena; her mother, Esther Gonzalez of Montana; children Eric Lucena of Washington state, Kimberly Lucena-Pargas (Ernest) of Socorro, N.M., Colin Lucena of Socorro and Gabriel Lucena of Carlsbad, N.M.; siblings Patricia Myers of Oklahoma, Maureen Muldoon of Idaho, Debbie Moffatt (Don) of Montana, Michael Muldoon (Ipo) of California, Matthew Muldoon (Ruth) of Germany, Joseph Muldoon (Lisa) of Idaho, Tricia Sanchez of Arizona, Billy Muldoon of Arizona and Megan Muldoon of Arizona; also 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews; special cousins Virginia Gonzalez and Ron Gonzales of California; friend Natasha Isenhour and many other friends.
No public services are immediately planned