Lujan service draws hundreds

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A memorial service for House Speaker Ben Luján drew hundreds of politicians of all stripes to the state Capitol. About 400 people honored the 77-year-old, during Thursday’s service in the Capitol rotunda. Luján died of lung cancer Dec. 18. Representatives from Los Alamos, including former Sen. Steve Stoddard and Representative-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard, attended the service. Former Gov. Bill Richardson called Luján a small, gentle guy, but a political giant. A second visitation and rosary will be tonight in Pojoaque. A funeral Mass is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, with interment to follow at Sagrado Corazón de Jesus Cemetery in Nambé.