Luis S. Tejeras, Fernley, NV – Luis S. Tejeras passed away peacefully at his home on Dec 20, 2017, in Fernley, NV to join his son, Angelo, in heaven.

Luis was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on December 6, 1929 to parents Seveniro Tegera Martines and Elisa Irizarri Mercado.

Luis married his loving wife, Auria M. Gonzalez, on January 4, 1954.  Luis and Auria lived in Ely, NV following their wedding where Luis worked for Kennecott Copper Company for 33 years.  After retiring from Kennecott, Luis continued working for several other mining companies.

They moved to Fernley, NV in 1987 where Luis finished his work in mining, retiring again in 1991.

Luis loved his family dearly, as well as his fishing and hunting adventures.  No one was a stranger to Louie.

Luis is survived by his loving wife of almost 64 years Auria, sisters Lumita Rothgarn (Don) and Finia Noun (Chris), daughters Linda Heig (Rich), Kathy Albee (Tony), Cinda Tejeras, Madeline Birch (Albert), Lisa Lopez (Angel), grandchildren David, Todd, Nicole, Auria, Jacob, Angela, Leslie, Stephanie, Sabrina, Luis, Hanna, Trina, and Taylor, and great-grandchildren Jordan, Connor, Rebecca, Brody, Izabella, Alex, and Grace, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Luis was preceded in death by his parents, his son Angelo, brothers Jose Bienbenido, Francisco, Jose Enrique, and Jose Delores, and sisters Emma, Onelia, and Mercedes.

Funeral services are being held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 900 E. 11th Street, Ely, NV, on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The Recitation of the Rosary will be at 11:00 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial, Interment will follow in the Ely City Cemetery.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Northern Nevada Medical Center, and the Kindred Hospice staff in Fernley for the loving care provided to Luis and family.