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City Councilor Isaac Benton Dedicates Memorial For Former City Employee

Theresa Lucero was a dedicated City of Albuquerque employee for 28 years.

City Councilor Isaac Benton, joined by the family of Theresa Lucero, dedicated a memorial at the intersection of 4th Street and Marquette Avenue in honor of Ms. Lucero.  A dedicated City of Albuquerque employee for 28 years, Ms. Lucero suggested the diagonal crosswalk at the intersection leading to Civic Plaza.  “Diagonal crosswalks are a simple way to make cities more walkable and pedestrian-friendly. Theresa Lucero was ahead of her time, and I appreciate the family wanting to memorialize her and recognize her contribution,” said Benton.

Ms. Lucero passed away on March 5, 2015 from pancreatic cancer.  Her husband Jose Lucero and sister Susan Atencio reached out to Councilor Benton to request the memorial, a bronze plaque set in a boulder on the edge of the intersection.  The plaque reads “This crosswalk is dedicated in memory of Theresa S. Lucero for her hard work and dedication to the City of Albuquerque 1972 – 2000.”

Ms. Atencio noted, “Today is National Siblings Day and the perfect opportunity to honor my sister.”