Jose “Chris” Luna


(May 31, 2005)

Funeral services for lifelong Powell resident, Jose (Chris) Luna, 60, will be held Friday, June 3 at 1 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

He died at his Powell home Tuesday, May 31, ending a long battle with cancer, and is now at peace with the Lord.

He was born in Powell Dec. 12, 1944. He grew up and lived in the community all of his life, a loving father, husband, co-worker and dear friend to many.

He was a hard-working, good-hearted man who most recently was employed at Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc. He operated the Fromberg elevator and worked at both the Ralston elevator and Powell seed plant over the past 15 years.

Chris worked well with local area farmers for over 25 years, many times using his vacation to help them with the sugar beet harvest. He also spent many years working in the oil field when it was booming.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2426.

Chris met the love of his life, Mary Gutierrez, and they were married on Aug. 31, 2004 in Cody. They enjoyed their companionship and spending time together. In his free time, Chris enjoyed playing pool, darts and camping.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Powell; two daughters, Renee Shambles (Dexter) of Powell and Crystal Luna of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren: Vanessa, Kevin, Landon, and Graiden; stepchildren, Stephanie Gutierrez, Henry Gutierrez, Jr., Anthony Gutierrez, Roy Garza, Gilbert Garza, Mary Ellen Garza, Terri Garza, Refugio Garza, Stephanie Rodriguez, Melissa Brothers, and Brent Metzer; and many step-grandchildren.

Memorials can be sent to American Cancer Society, 550 N. 31st St., Suite 103, Billings, MT 59101.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include Roy Keiser, Eugene Gonzales, Bob Vergara, Jim Rodriguez, Bob Olberding and Rick Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Dexter Shambles, Henry Gutierrez, Jr. and Bob Carpenter. A reception will follow at the VFW.

Rosary will be said tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.