On Sunday April 10th 2022, Baudelio (Chapo) Rodriguez Luna age 86, left this world to be with our Lord and with the countless loved ones who went before him. Mr. Luna took his last breath, in his home of 50 years, surrounded by his children and by many of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren with his wife of 70 years holding his hand and singing to him.
Mr. Luna was born in Sabinal, Texas to Baudelio and Paula Luna. In 1958 Mr. Luna, his wife and 3 children traveled to Tulare County from Texas for a 3 month visit. Those 3 months eventually became years, Tulare County became home and this is where they continued to grow their family. In addition to their 7 children Mr. and Mrs. Luna also raised their oldest grandson Manuel. Following the death of their son Jesse they continued on to raise grandchildren Desiree, Jesse Jr. and Veronica. Eventually granddaughter Destiny also came to live in the home.
Mr. Luna worked for Roberts Farms and when the lands were sold he continued to work for the new owners until his retirement at the age of 63. Following retirement Mr. Lunas favorite past times included reading the daily newspaper, reading and watching westerns, playing games on his tablet and caring for his African Grey (Perico) . He indulged his wife with trips to the local casino. His favorite trips were to the family resort in the Palm Springs area. He enjoyed visits from his loud and crazy family. Mr. Luna especially enjoyed spending time with the newest babies in the family. His eyes would light up at the sight of great- granddaughter Emelina and he was just getting to know his youngest great- grandson Lorenzo.
Mr. Luna is survived by his wife Otilia Luna of Woodville, 2 daughters, Leticia Luna Castaneda (Andrew) of Woodville, Josie Luna-Arteaga (Robert) of Visalia; 2 sons, Rick Luna of Woodville, Richard Luna (Steven) of Colorado and 1 sister Florencia Maldonado of San Antonio, Texas.
His grandchildren include, Teresa Carpenter (Chad), Damian Soto, Bubba Castaneda (Kimmi); Imelda Luna, Baudelio Luna, Destiny Luna; Manuel Luna (Monica), Virginia Gutierrez (Ernesto), Monica Hernandez (Juan), Arthur Guereca (Myra); Jesse Luna Jr., Desiree Luna, Veronica Ramos (Nelson); Adrian Luna (Nancy), Aaron and Romeo Luna; Andrea and Steven Arteaga; 29 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Baudelio and Paula Luna; brothers, Ysidro and Jesus Luna, sister, Josie Luna; his sons, Baudelio “Leo” and Jesse Luna, daughter; Soila Guereca and grandchildren Sandra, Elojio and Angela Guereca.
A viewing will be held at Myers Reception Hall, Porterville on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The family will pay tribute to Mr. Luna at 5:30 PM. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Woodville Cemetery, Woodville,
Myers Funeral Service & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at