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Miscellaneous Obituaries
Grant Co., New Mexico

From 2000:

GURBA: Flossie May Gurba, 93, of Silver City passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 20, in her home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Mrs. Gurba's cremains will be interred in the Rose Garden at Memory Lane Cemetery. No services are scheduled at this time. She was born July 6, 1907, in Fayette, N.Y., the daughter of Delos Stowell and Theodora Jolly Stowell. She married George J. Gurba on Jan. 16, 1929, in Geneva, N.Y., where they lived until 1976, when they moved to Silver City to be near their only child, Shirley A. Havens, and their three grandchildren. Both she and her husband retired from Goulds Pumps Inc. in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Mrs. Gurba was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter; her brother, Clin-ton Stowell; and her sister, Ethyl Helmer. She is sur-vived by her brother, Leon Stowell of Geneva; a son-in-law, Kenneth H. Havens Sr. of Silver City; a sister-in-law, Louise Buck of Florida; three grandchildren, Kenneth H. Havens Jr. of Coralville, Iowa, Karen Roberts of Silver City and Andrew Havens of Jamestown, N.M.; eight great-grandchildren, Aaron, Emily, Cora and Hanna Havens, Sarah and Nick Roberts, and A.J. and Dominique Havens; and several nieces and nephews. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BUTLER: Mary E. Butler, 92, of Socorro passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, in Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Socorro. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Middle Animas Cemetery with Mr. Allan Humphrey officiating. She was born July 19, 1908, in Bloomington, Ill. She was the daughter of William Newton and Nellie Simpson Newton. Mrs. Butler was married to George W. Butler, who preceded her in death in August 1985. Mrs. Butler is survived by one daughter, Edith M. Smith of Polvadera, N.M.; one son, Donald F. Shoup of Animas; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. Her parents and her husband preceded her in death. Mrs. Butler was a retired nurse. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-ments.

COLLINS: William B. Collins, a businessman and former Hidalgo County commissioner, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City following a two-year battle with cancer. Mr. Collins, 57, owned and operated Freeway Chevron for 23 years before selling the property to Pilot in 1998. He served as county commissioner from 1982 to 1984 and was instrumental in having the Welcome Center built in Lordsburg during his term. He was born July 29, 1943, to Charles and Evelyn Collins in Clarksburg W.Va. He married Ellie McNellis on June 28, 1962, in El Paso, Texas. He worked with Chevron for several years in El Paso, Carlsbad, Roswell and Las Cruces before being transferred to Lordsburg in 1966. Over the years, Mr. Collins was active with the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club and the Lion's Club. He was also a former member of the Lordsburg Golf Club, and his diligent efforts to promote Hidalgo County and surrounding areas resulted in the formation of Old West Country several years ago. Always a supporter of local youth organizations, Mr. Collins sponsored Lordsburg Little League for the past 20 years. He also served as chairman for the Lordsburg Lion's Club Gun Show last January. In addition to gun collecting, he was also a former race car driver and an avid golfer. He also enjoyed exploring Indian ruins and petroglyphs with his wife. Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Ellie, of the home; two sons, William Jr. and his wife, Vickie, and Randy and his wife, Brenda, all of Lordsburg; one daughter, Coleen, and her husband, Roland, of Lordsburg; three sisters, Connie Hossler and Barbara Brown, both of El Paso, and Diana Forgason of Arlington, Texas; and five grandchildren, Blaine, Brandon and Brittany Collins, and Rebecca and Shane Kline, all of Lordsburg. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Collins will be remembered by all who knew him for his keen insight on personal and business issues, and for his unique sense of humor. His personal motto was, "If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine." Cremation has take place. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the James H. Baxter Civic Center in Lordsburg. All friends are encouraged to attend.

ALLEN: George Howard Allen, 71, a longtime Lordsburg resident, died Sunday, Aug. 20, at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Mountain View Cemetery in Lords-burg. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Broken Bow, Okla., to Richard and Bertha Ashford Allen. He had been a resident of Lordsburg since 1988, having previously lived in Reserve. He was a logger who worked in Arizona and New Mexico until his retirement in 1987. He is survived by one son, John H. Allen, and his wife, Cynthia, of Lordsburg; one daughter, Carol E. Ross, and her hus-band, Roger, of Milan, N.M.; one brother, Jack Allen of Glenwood, Ark.; three grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was pre-ceded in death by his wife, Patsy, in 1992. Pallbearers will be John, Dason, Shane and Josh Allen, Roger Ross and John Hill. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

VARELA: Lucy R. Varela, 86, of Lordsburg and formerly of Silver City passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 17, at home. Visitation will begin at 6 Sunday evening at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg, where the prayer vigil will follow at 7. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 9 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Father Tony Clark, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mrs. Varela was born Nov. 12, 1913, in Clifton, Ariz. She was a homemaker and had lived in Silver City for about 40 years prior to moving to Lordsburg about 12 years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She is survived by two sons, Filemon R. Varela of Silver City and Jose Mauricio Varela of Lordsburg; two daughters, Susan Trejo and Blandina R. Mesa, both of Lordsburg; one sister, Marian Talavera of Lordsburg; her daughter-in-law, Juanita C. Varela of Silver City; 17 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Filemon Varela; a son, Manuel Rivera; and a daughter-in-law, Dolores Rivera. Pallbearers will be Tony Trejo, Kayo Varela, Ted and Ignacio Chavez, and Eduardo "Lalo" Mesa. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

CARDENAS: Julia T. Cardenas, 91, of Bayard passed away Monday, Aug. 14, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Bright Funeral Home with the holy rosary being recited at 7. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bayard, with Father Virgilio M. Flores of-ficiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane. Mrs. Carde-nas was born Aug. 1, 1909, in Rincon. She was the daughter of Estevan Torres and Paulita Jaramillo Torres. Mrs. Cardenas was married to Leonardo Cardenas, who preceded her in death July 19, 1995. She is survived by two daughters, Clorinda Saenz and her husband, Johnny, of Bayard, and Mary Watt of Florence, Ore.; seven grand-children, Christine Saenz of Oakland, Calif., Mary Helen Saenz of San Jose, Calif., Barbara Saenz-Rose and her husband, Evan, of Anchor-age, Alaska, Susan Saenz of Peteluma, Calif., John Saenz and his wife, Tina, of Silver City, Cathy Saenz of San Francisco, and Julie Cor-ral-Fleishman and her hus-band, Pablo, of San Fran-cisco; 13 great-grandchildren, Melissa Gordan of Oakland, Calif., Thomas and Joshua Saenz of Anchorage, Eric, Anthony and Casey Grijalva of Peteluma, and Vanessa, Jason, Jared, Christopher, Andrew, Megan and Joshua Saenz of Silver City; two sisters-in-law, Ophelia Cardenas of Hay-ward, Calif., and Anne Car-denas of El Paso, Texas; a special cousin, Frances Gon-zales of Bayard; and numer-ous other relatives. Mrs. Cardenas was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Jose Torres; four sisters, Lorenza T. Young, Clara T. Aguilar, Ramona T. Loera and Mariana T. Hinojosa; and one sister-in-law, Louisa T. Torres. Mrs. Cardenas was a wonderful and very intelligent person. She was a very creative and talented woman. When she was a young woman living in Fierro, she made headwear and wedding pillows for many years, for several brides in the area, and beaded work for all the attendants. She made tiaras for the young women participating in church festivities. She was very talented at embroidering, and loved cooking for her family. She loved soap operas and old movies, and enjoyed reading western novels and the Daily Press, clipping out all the obituaries. She was a wonderful cook; her daughters and grandchildren still use her recipes today. Mrs. Carde-nas was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Pallbearers for Mrs. Cardenas will be John Saenz, Thomas Saenz, Steve Young, Ernesto Torres, Avel Hinojosa, Leo Loera, Jeremy Portillo and Steven Montoya. Honorary pallbearers are Rudy Campos, Baltazar Sandoval, Manuel Guadiana, David Jaramillo Sr., Roddy Rodriguez, John Portillo, David Escobar, her nieces and nephews, and all her special caregivers who touched her life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice, in care of Gila Regional Medical Center, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City, NM 88061. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DIAZ: John G. "John-John" Diaz II, 31, of Hurley passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home, with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the holy rosary at 7. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with Father Dan Porter officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Diaz was born June 28, 1969, in Silver City. He was the son of John Diaz and Emily Lewis Diaz. Mr. Diaz was married to Corrine R. Dalton Diaz. He is survived by his wife, Corrine; three daughters, Erica, Jarita and Crystal Diaz; two sons, Joshua and Nathan Rowland; his parents, Johnnie and Emily Diaz; five brothers, Robert Marshall and his wife, Judy, of San Antonio, Texas, Gary Marshall of Houston, Michael Marshall and his wife, Teresa, of Hawaii, Guy Marshall of San Antonio, Texas, and Shawn Marshall of Germany; three sisters, Mariana Carr of Austin, Texas, Sandra Tena of Bluewater, N.M., and Laura Green of Huntington, Long Island; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pall-bearers for Mr. Diaz will be Johnny Rodriguez, Nathan Rowland, Gibby Marquez, Ruben Rodriguez, Billy Kirker, Billy Heron and Adam Muniz. Honorary pallbearers are Fidencio Peña, Luis Barreras, "JR" Peña, Sandra Gonzalez, and his family members and friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of ar-rangements.

HOAGLAND: Shirley L. Hoagland, 78, of Houston, formerly of Silver City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5. Graveside services were to be conducted at 1 this afternoon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Mrs. Hoagland was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived two sons, Gary Pelton and John Hoagland, and five grandchildren. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ: Ernesto Polanco Rodriguez passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, in Los Angeles. He was born March 7, 1922, in Gila to Ramon and Maria Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margarita Lopez Rodriguez, a daughter, Clorinda "Corrie" Rodriguez, and her husband, Robert, and a son, Ernest L. Rodriguez Jr., and his wife, Toni, of Los Angeles; six grandsons; and one granddaughter. He is also survived by six brothers, Hermino, Pete, Leo and Freddy of Los Angeles, Edward "Lalo" Rodriguez of Bayard, and Ramon Placencio of Las Cruces; eight sisters, Angie Teran and Maria Martinez of Los Angeles, Lola Flores of Glendale, Ariz., Sally Andazola of Albuquerque, Genoveva Padilla and Priscilla Salaiz of Silver City, and Ysidra Gonzales and Virginia Gutierrez of Gila; and an uncle, Ray Rodriguez, and his wife, Dolores, of Norwalk, Calif.

McINDOE: Kenneth James "Jimmy" McIndoe, 62, of Rio Rancho, formerly of Silver City, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, in Kaseman Hospital in Albuquerque. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mesa Cemetery. Mr. McIndoe was born March 31, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was the son of Kenneth and Blanche McIndoe. Mr. McIndoe married Betty Wilson on Sept. 26, 1964, in Central. He is survived by his wife, Betty; his mother, Blanche; three brothers, Bruce McIndoe and his wife, Saundra, of San Diego, Calif., Donald McIndoe of Albuquerque and Robert McIndoe of Texas; his mother-in-law, Betty Wilson of Santa Clara; his sisters-in-law, Margaret Walker and her husband, Jimmy, of Datil, and Jeanette Norris and her husband, Cur-ley, of Cliff; six nieces; four nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth McIndoe; his brother, Ronald Phillips; his father-in-law, James Wil-son; and two nephews, Mark and Allen Walker. Mr. McIndoe was loved by many for his caring ways and sense of humor. He loved animals and the outdoors. Pallbearers for Mr. McIndoe will be Bruce McIndoe, Donald McIndoe, Curley Norris, Jimmy Walker, Zack Norris and Tony Luna. Honorary pallbearers are Treavor Ashby, Harrel McClellan, Jay Norris, Bob Saunders, Dain Walker and Michael Walker. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

De La TORRE: Christopher Thomas "Pino" De La Torre, 33, a lifelong resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Aug. 15, in Bayard. The family will receive friends and family members Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 10 in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio M. Flores officiating. Cremation will take place and a grave-side service will be held Monday at 2 in the afternoon at Memory Lane Cemetery. He was born Oct. 21, 1966, in Silver City to Nestor and Mary (Gomez) De La Torre. He worked for the U.S. For-est Service as a firefighter. He is survived by his par-ents; three sons, Erik, Joseph and Jeremy De La Torre, all of Hurley; three brothers, Mike De La Torre and his wife, Bernice, of Las Cruces, Robert De La Torre of San Diego, Calif., and Gilbert De La Torre and his wife, Terri, of Bayard; and numerous other family members. Cas-ket bearers will be Robert Pedroza, Kelly De La Torre, Randi Lynn De La Torre, Javier Rodriguez, Fernado Rodriguez and Adam Dean. Honorary bearers are the rest of his family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

DICKSON: Alice L. Dickson (formerly Chacon) of Las Cruces, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered paradise Monday, Aug. 7. She was born to David and Emma Perrault Dickson on Dec. 9, 1932, on the Mimbres River near San Lorenzo. She retired from U S West, where she had been employed as a customer sales representative for 30 years. Ms. Dickson was an active and faithful member of St. Albert the Great Newman Center, where she had many won-derful friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother. She had a special way that warmed the hearts of every-one who knew her. The qualities that made her the wonderful person she was left those who knew her with many beautiful memo-ries. She never forgot a birthday or anniversary, and was always the first with a kind word and a warm smile. She had many gifts, one of which was her capacity for giving unconditionally. Ms. Dickson spent many hours volunteer-ing her time to those less fortunate. She was an avid reader who had a passion for hiking, dancing, gardening and Southwest sunsets. Her fam-ily includes her children and their spouses, Anna Chacon, Peggy Chacon, Chuck Cha-con and his wife, Jean, Dick Chacon and his wife, Ginger, and John Chacon; and 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Perez, Tricia Johnson and her husband, Shawn, Jaclyn Pacheco, Daniel Duda, and Sophia, Bran-don, Michael, Celina, Na-talie and Zachary Chacon, all of whom she loved beyond measure. She was a wonder-ful "Nana" to her one great-grandson, Eli-jah Johnson. She leaves be-hind her only sister, Norma Silva, and her husband, David. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Newman Center in Las Cruces. She will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Perrault family cemetery on the Mimbres River.

WOLFE: Keith DeWitt Wolfe, 50, a Deming resident, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, in Socorro. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 in the morning at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. David Okerberg, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Mr. Wolfe was born Dec. 17, 1949, in Ypsilanti, Mich., to DeWitt Arnold Wolfe and Constance Thayer Wolfe. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was working in Socorro as an equipment operator for the New Mexico State Highway Department, where he had been employed for eight years. He is survived by his parents, Constance and Matthew Jackson of Hurley; and a daughter, Bethany Renee Wolfe. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

TRICKETT: Longtime Douglas, Ariz., resident Loraine Trickett, formerly of Silver City, died Friday, Aug. 11, at St. Joseph's Hos-pital in Phoenix after a short illness. Her four daughters were at her side as she joined her beloved husband, Dar-rell, who died June 2, 1999. She was born July 18, 1930, in Morgantown, W.Va., to Jefferson Everett and Iva Myrtle (Alley) Hyatt, one of 10 children, and graduated from Fairmont (W.Va.) High School. She and her husband began their nearly 50-year marriage in 1950, and she soon followed him to North Carolina for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. They moved to Douglas in 1954, joining his parents, Genevieve and Judd Trick-ett, and her husband began his career with Phelps Dodge. Mrs. Trickett worked for many years as a wife and mother, supporting her husband as he advanced at the smelter and providing a happy, secure home for her family. Her daughters remember the years she worked part time as a repre-sentative for Oscar Mayer, and as the "News About Town" correspondent for the Daily Dispatch. Her community was a priority for her. She founded the Dou-glas Junior Women's Club, served as charter president, and later advised the group. Her many activities included participating in the Two Flags Art Festival committee, the Miss Cochise County Pageant, Grace Methodist Church, and the American Heart Association, chairing the Heart Ball. The straw-berry pie she donated annu-ally to the Mother's Day auc-tion for the Douglas Associa-tion for Retarded Citizens always fetched one of the highest bids. With her hus-band's help, she was a model for her children on the im-portance of helping others. Friends, new residents, homebound older people, and many others enjoyed meals she prepared. In 1974, Mrs. Trickett began working at the Dispatch full time as a bookkeeper, a job she also held with the Snappy Mart organization when her husband was transferred to Silver City, in 1987. They returned to Douglas upon his retirement, in 1992. Their retirement travels took them across the United States many times, visiting old friends and fam-ily members, and making new friends at each stop. She reveled in her children and grandchildren, serving as head cheerleader at soccer games and leading the applause at school events. She and her husband were a familiar sight anytime the dance music was playing, and at any restaurant with good Mexican food. Although she maintained her home in Douglas after her husband's death, she spent most of the last year with her daughters, Carol (Max) Jennings, Beverly (Freddie) Gonzalez of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Kellye (Raul) Serrano of Tempe, Ariz., and Linda (J.R. Sanchez) Trickett of Gilbert, Ariz. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John Jennings of Flushing, N.Y., Jason Jennings of Tempe, Eric (Giselle) Gonzalez of Tempe, Jared (Nicole) Gon-zalez of Sierra Vista, Amy Gonzalez of St. George, Utah, Gina Gonzalez of Sierra Vista, Max Serrano of Tempe, and Olivia and Isaac Sanchez of Gilbert; and a great-granddaughter, Bailee Gonzalez. She leaves three sisters, Velma Hyatt Miller of Mesa, Ariz., Libby Allowatt of Fairmont, W.Va., and Alma Murray of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and a brother, Myron "Peck" Hyatt of Douglas. Funeral services were scheduled for 11 this morning at Grace United Methodist Church in Douglas, with the Rev. Ray Sandler officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Brown-Page Mortuary of Douglas is in charge of arrangements.

RIOS: Ernestina Salas Rios, 77, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Monday, Aug. 14, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil, beginning at 7, led by Father Virgilio Flores. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Flores officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Mrs. Rios was born Nov. 6, 1922, in El Paso, Texas, to Damaso and Emeteria (Lopez) Salas. She loved gardening, cooking, camping, praying to her saints, watching her soap operas (novelas), and taking care of her grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She is survived by three sons, Reymundo S. Rios of Barstow, Calif., Antonio S. "Tony" Rios of Bayard, and Lorenzo S. Rios and his wife, Rosalie, of Arenas Valley; a daughter, Lydia "Stella" Holguin, and her husband, Federico, of Santa Clara; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rios was preceded in death by her loving husband, Manuel M. Rios, in 1989; her parents; seven brothers, Juan Lopez, Francisco Salas, Daniel Salas, Jose Salas, Pedro Salas, Damas Salas and Manuel Salas; and two sisters, Maria Salas Gutierrez and Amparo S. Altamirano. Casket bearers will be Fred Holguin Jr., David Holguin, Reymundo Rios Jr., Abel Rios Jr., Lawrence Rios Jr. and Keith Brian Hancock. Honorary bearers are Lawrence Castillo, Federico Holguin, Pete Salas and Nancy Castillo, her many nephews and nieces, family members and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

COLBY: Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Colby, 82, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, with Father Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Mrs. Colby was born July 15, 1917, in Big Springs, Texas. She was the daughter of Percy Hinson and Oma Tate Hinson. She married William John Colby on July 15, 1942, in Roswell. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Silver City; two daughters, Peggy Colby Doll and her husband, Jeff, of Albuquerque, and Wendy Beserra of Las Cruces; and six grandchildren, Steven Doll of Phoenix, Amber Doll of Albuquerque, Colby Beserra and his wife, Annie, of Chicago, Roy Brock of Silver City, Richard Beserra of Waconia, Mich., and Kennie Andowase Anum of Glendale, Ariz. Mrs. Colby was raised in Roswell by her aunt, Margaret Grier. She graduated from Roswell High School and attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., for two years. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a library science degree. She was assistant librarian at New Mexico Western College. She was in charge of the Altar Guild at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Her grandfather, George Hinson, was the first Episcopal minister in Roswell, having established St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Honorary pallbearers for Mrs. Colby are Moe Rudick, Moose White, Bill Mills, Jim Terry, Dr. Roy Willie, Joe Baker and Dick Rhoades. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Peggy Colby Memorial Fund, in care of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Seventh and Texas streets, Silver City. Bright Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

LEWIS: Luther Lee Lewis, 68, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, in Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home. The holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Newman Center, with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane. Mr. Lewis was born March 22, 1932, in Silver City. He is survived by eight sons, Leroy Lewis and his wife, Molly, Billy Ray Lewis and his companion, Debbie Robertson, Jay Lewis, Jerry Lewis and his wife, Patty, Ricky Lewis and his companion, Ana Reyes, Alfred Lewis Sr. and his wife, RoseAnn, Patrick Lewis and his companion, Josie, and Ronnie Lewis; two daughters, Debbie K. Chapin, and Denise Jaurequi and her husband, Ruben, all of Silver City; 17 grandchildren, Edmund Lewis and his wife, LaDawn, Joshua Chapin, Jerome Chapin, Chastidy Chapin, Crystal Chapin, Billy Ray Lewis Jr., Ashley Lewis, Steven Lewis, Justin Lewis, Chance Lewis, Harley Lewis, Jerika Lewis, Carmeleta Lewis, Alfred Lewis Jr., Alicia Lewis, Ruben Jaurequi Jr. and Brittney Jaurequi; two great-grandchildren, Edmund Ray and Adriana Lewis; his mother, Mildred Bevel; one brother, John Bevel, and his wife, Susie, of Arenas Valley; and two sisters, Emalie Diaz and her husband, Johnny, of Bayard, and Lucy Waldren of Silver City. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Bevel, and his son-in-law, Rudy Chapin Jr. Mr. Lewis owned and operated Lou's Produce, which he enjoyed very much. Pallbearers for Mr. Lewis will be Joshua Chapin, Jerome Chapin, Edmund Lewis, Billy Ray Lewis Jr., Ruben Jaurequi and Alfred Lewis Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Ruben Jaurequi, Willie Ortiz, Alfred Sanchez and Tony Davila. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

REESE: Wesley Reese, 86, a lifelong resident of Silver City and Cliff, died Friday, Aug. 11, in his daughter's home in Hobbs. He was born in Ballinger, Texas, on Dec. 18, 1913, to Homer V. Reese and Lois Dickerson Reese. Early in his life, his love for animals led him to working with horses on his family's ranch and other local ranches. He and his wife, Jane, owned and managed Reese Insurance Services for many years in Silver City. He later worked for Kennecott Copper Corp., and retired in 1974. Mr. Reese had a passion for painting and for teaching art classes. As an artist, he specialized in watercolor and Southwestern landscapes. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. He was also a member of the Grant County Art Guild and the Black Range Artist Association, and was active in the senior center. Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Formwalt Reese, and his brother, Shirl Reese. He is survived by his brother, Elton Reese of Caballo; his daughters, Sherry Ward of Jackson, Tenn., Kathy Clark of Everett, Wash., and Lynda Newman of Hobbs; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City, followed by a graveside service at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Vista Care Family Hospice at 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, NM 88240.

NORERO: Eloy S. Norero Jr., 50, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered eternal rest Friday, Aug. 11, at Gila Regional Medical Center. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 4 in the afternoon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio M. Flores officiating. Veterans honors will be accorded by American Legion Allingham Golding Post No. 18, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347, and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Norero was born Sept. 20, 1949, in Santa Rita to Eloy J. Norero Sr. and Eva Sepulveda. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 19, 1969, to April 2, 1971, obtaining many metals and ribbons for his achievements. He also served in Vietnam. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as a leadman. Mr. Norero was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, Eddie Joe. He liked the outdoors, as well as spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed by his family, compadres, and many, many friends. He is survived by his wife, Lucia "Cookie" of Arenas Valley; his mother, Eva Norero of Bayard; a son, Eddie Joe Norero, and his companion, Mary Lou Kirker, of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Anita Norero of Arenas Valley, and Crystal Norero and her companion, Sam Arellano, of Silver City; a brother, Alex Norero of San Diego, Calif.; and two very special cousins who were like brothers to him, John J. Chacon of Bayard and Benny Norero of Delanson, N.Y. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Bianca Ponce of Arenas Valley, Tikey and Haven Norero, also of Arenas Valley, and Joshua Arellano of Silver City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Eloy J. Norero Sr., in September 1979, and an infant brother, Horace Norero. On behalf of Eloy S. Norero Jr., the family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347, P.O. Box 1701, Silver City, NM 88062. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

LEWIS: Luther Lee Lewis, 68, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, in Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Funeral Home. The holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Newman Center, with Fa-ther Marcos Reyna officiat-ing. Interment will be in Memory Lane. Mr. Lewis was born March 22, 1932, in Silver City. He is survived by eight sons, Leroy Lewis and his wife, Molly, Billy Ray Lewis and his compan-ion, Debbie Robertson, Jay Lewis, Jerry Lewis and his wife, Patty, Ricky Lewis and his companion, Ana Reyes, Alfred Lewis Sr. and his wife, RoseAnn, Patrick Lewis and Ronnie Lewis; two daughters, Debbie K. Chapin, and Denise Jaurequi and her husband, Ruben, all of Silver City; 17 grandchildren, Edmund Lewis, Joshua Chapin, Jerome Chapin, Chastidy Chapin, Crystal Chapin, Billy Ray Lewis Jr., Ashley Lewis, Steven Lewis, Justin Lewis, Chance Lewis, Harley Lewis, Jerika Lewis, Carmeleta Lewis, Alfred Lewis Jr., Alicia Lewis, Ruben Jaurequi Jr. and Brittney Jaurequi; two great-grandchildren, Edmund Ray and Adriana Lewis; his mother, Mildred Bevel; one brother, John Bevel, and his wife, Susie, of Arenas Valley; and two sisters, Emalie Diaz and her husband, Johnny, of Ba-yard, and Lucy Waldren of Silver City. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Bevel, and his son-in-law, Rudy Chapin Jr. Mr. Lewis owned and oper-ated Lou's Produce, which he enjoyed very much. Pall-bearers for Mr. Lewis will be Joshua Chapin, Jerome Chapin, Edmund Lewis, Billy Ray Lewis Jr., Ruben Jaurequi and Alfred Lewis Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Ruben Jaurequi, Willie Or-tiz, Alfred Sanchez and Tony Davila. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MITCHELL: William Boyd Mitchell, 51, a Deming resident, died Friday, Aug. 11, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation will be this afternoon from 4 to 6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. A graveside service will be held Tuesday morn-ing at 10 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch, with the Rev. Jim Wood officiating. Mr. Mitchell, who was mostly known as Boyd, was born July 16, 1949, in Douglas, Ariz., to Lee Roy and Ruby Burns Mitchell. He was an electrician by trade and had worked in several areas, in-cluding Oklahoma and Texas. He had been a resi-dent of Deming for four years, having previously lived in Lordsburg and in Vian, Okla. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Mitchell, of Deming; two sons, William B. Mitchell of Vian, and Clint Ashley Mitchell, serving in the U.S. Army; a brother, Colvin Mitchell of Hatch; two sisters, Laura Bell McKeen of Mesa, Ariz., and Nadine M. Bartlett of Hurley; four grandchildren; and many good friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

NORERO: Eloy S. Norero Jr., 50, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered eternal rest Friday, Aug. 11, at Gila Regional Medical Center. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 4 in the afternoon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio M. Flores officiating. Veteran honors will be accorded by American Legion Allingham Golding Post No. 18, Veter-ans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347, and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Norero was born Sept. 20, 1949, in Santa Rita to Eloy J. Norero Sr. and Eva Sepul-veda. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 19, 1969, to April 2, 1971, ob-taining many metals and ribbons for his achieve-ments. He also worked for Ken-necott Copper Corp. as a leadman. Mr. Norero was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, Eddie Joe. He liked the outdoors, as well as spending time with his fam-ily and his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed by his family, compadres, and many, many friends. He is survived by his wife, Lucia "Cookie" of Arenas Valley; his mother, Eva Norero of Bayard; a son, Eddie Joe Norero, and his companion, Mary Lou Kirker, of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Anita Norero of Arenas Valley, and Crystal Norero and her companion, Sam Arellano, of Silver City; a brother, Alex Norero of San Diego, Calif.; and two very special cousins who were like brothers to him, John J. Chacon of Bayard and Benny Norero of Delan-son, N.Y. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Bianca Ponce of Arenas Valley, Tikey and Haven Norero, also of Arenas Val-ley, and Joshua Arellano of Silver City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Eloy J. Norero Sr., in September 1979, and an infant brother, Horace Norero. On behalf of Eloy S. Norero Jr., the family has re-quested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347, P.O. Box 1701, Silver City, NM 88062. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

HERVOL: Martha Hervol, 81, a longtime Deming resident, died Thursday, Aug. 10, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 Sunday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 that evening. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Catanach officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born May 22, 1919, in Penelope, Texas, to Joseph and Anna Janecka. She lived in Deming for about 71 years, having moved there from Penelope. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Hervol was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Deming. She is survived by two sons, Frank Hervol Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Deming, and James Hervol and his wife, Liana, also of Deming; two daughters, Carolyn Ligocky and her husband, George, of Uvalde, Texas, and Pat Welch and her husband, Burl, of Silver City; one brother, Albert Janecka of Blythe, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hervol, on Jan. 1, 1996. Pallbearers will be Joe Hervol, W.J. Janecka, Rob-bie and Ryan Hervol, and Tim and Eddie Ligocky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund, 612 S. Copper, Deming, NM 88030. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

AVERY: Brigitte Avery, 59, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Sat-urday, Aug. 5, at the Silver City Care Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Stuttgart, Germany, to Hinrick and Ruth Grob. She worked in the Silver City area as an accountant. Mrs. Avery is survived by her loving husband, David Clayton Avery, of the home; two sons, Tomas Koest of Germany and Hurbert Koest, also of Germany; one daughter, Michelle Braun of Germany; and five grandchildren. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Baca's Mimbres Crematory in Dem-ing. The family plans to take her back home to Germany. No local services are planned at this time. En-trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

LEYBA: Charles Anthony Leyba, 32, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, at his home. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home. The holy rosary will be recited by a Benedic-tine priest at 7 this evening at the funeral home. A solemn high funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Leyba was born July 1, 1968, in Albuquerque. He was the son of Aurelio G. Leyba and Carmen R. Leyba. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Michelle L. Gonzales, and her husband, Gabriel; his niece, Angelica; his girlfriend, Lorraine Acosta; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Pallbearers for Mr. Leyba will be Gabriel Gonzales, Chris Calderon, Ray Marquez, Ed Alvo, Robert Sandoval and Mariano Estrada. In lieu of flowers, the Leyba family requests that Mass donations be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HOAGLAND: Shirley L. Hoagland, 78, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday in Houston. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

McCOY: Amateur radio operator Lew "Mac" McCoy passed away Monday, July 31, in Mesa, Ariz., following a short illness. He was 84. He was born June 17, 1916, in Chicago, the son of Lewis McCoy and Jane Sullivan McCoy. He married Martha Denissen McCoy on Jan. 6, 1939. She preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Clare Gibbs-McCoy; two daughters, Marsha J. Ashurst and her husband, John, of Lakeside, Ariz., and Sharon A. Ar-mann and her husband, Neil, of Phoenix; two grandchildren, Leigh DeBragga-Case and her husband, Brian, of Mesa, and James R. De-Bragga and his wife, Rosanne, of Seattle; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. McCoy grew up in Chicago, and after World War II, he and Mrs. McCoy, with their two daughters moved to Granby, Conn. As a member of the American Radio Relay League headquarters staff in Newington, Conn., from 1949 until 1978, Mr. McCoy gained a na-tional and inter-national rep-u-tation primarily for his arti-cles in the ARRL monthly journal, QST, and his pio-neering work to combat TV interference. After retiring in 1978, he and his wife, Martha, moved to Silver City, where he continued as a contributing editor to QST. He subsequently was a major contributor to other amateur radio publications. At his death he had published al-most 400 articles and several books related to this field. He also was active in the Quarter Century Wireless Association, had served as QCWA president and a board member, and had just been elected again to the QCWA board on the day he died. After Martha McCoy's death, he moved to Monte Vista in Mesa to be closer to his children and grandchildren. There he met and married Clare Gibbs in May 1999. His family requests memorial donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656.

LEYBA: Charles Anthony Leyba, 32, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, at his home. The holy rosary will be recited by a Benedic-tine priest at 7 p.m. Wednes-day at Bright Funeral Home. A solemn high funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Leyba was born July 1, 1968, in Albuquerque. He was the son of Aurelio G. Leyba and Carmen R. Leyba. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Michelle L. Gonzales, and her husband, Gabriel; his niece, Angelica; his girlfriend, Lorraine Acosta; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Pallbearers for Mr. Leyba will be Gabriel Gonzales, Chris Calderon, Ray Marquez, Ed Alvo, Robert Sandoval and Mariano Estrada. In lieu of flowers, the Leyba family requests that Mass donations be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ETHEREDGE: Frank Earl Etheredge, 57, of Silver City passed away Friday, Aug. 4, at his home. A graveside funeral service conducted by Chaplain David Strain with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Etheredge was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Santa Rita. He was the son of Edgar Earl Etheredge and Patricia Lir-ginia Lea Etheredge. Mr. Etheredge married Toni K. Rowe on July 1, 1983, in Silver City. He is survived by six children, Dawn Rue-bush and her husband, Arlin, of Hurley, Frank Earl Etheredge and his wife, Lea Ann, of Georgia, Rachel Cox and her husband, Eddie, of Georgia, Nadine Horne and her husband, Kenneth, of Germany, Charles David Etheredge of Georgia, and Kimberly Koons and her husband, Peter, of Las Cruces; 14 grandchildren, Kami and Kaylee, Jonathon and William, Michael, Megan and Melissa, Austin, Kristin, Kenneth III "Trey," Kathy, Jocelyn, Derrick, and soon-to-be-born Cheyenne Nicole; one brother, Robert "Bob" Etheredge of Texas; one aunt, Frances Ozment, and her husband, Guy, of Silver City; along with numerous other relatives and his many friends. Mr. Etheredge was preceded in death by his father and mother. Mr. Etheredge grew up traveling around America and Japan with his military parents due to his father's Army and Air Force career. He graduated from Cobre High School in Bayard. Af-ter graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on a career of his own. He served two tours in Vietnam with a very dis-tinguished service record, including Purple Heart with four clusters; Silver Star; Bronze Star with two clus-ters; Vietnam Cross of Gal-lantry with palm; Vietnam Service Medal (seven cam-paigns); Vietnam Campaign Medal; Combat Infantry-man's Badge; Army Aviation Crewman Air Medal (13); four O/S Bars Army Commenda-tion Medal (2nd OLC); and countless unit commenda-tions. Mr. Etheredge retired from the Army after 23 1/2 years of service. He was a lifetime member and was current commander of Gri-jalva Har-vey Chapter 66/67 Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled Ameri-can Veterans. Mr. Etheredge was a past master and the current secretary of Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55, AF & AM, and a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church. Pallbearers for Mr. Etheredge's service will be John Owens, Fred Balke, Andrew Housley, Doug Lees, Chris Eng and Ted Walters. Honorary bearers will be his Masonic brothers of AF & AM No. 55 of Hurley. Memorials may be made to Grant County Masonic Relief Fund, P.O. Box 802, Hurley, NM 88043. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GONZALES: Samuel P. "Sugar" Gonzales, 68, of Santa Clara entered eternal rest Thursday, Aug. 3, at the family home in Santa Clara, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Gonzales was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Santa Rita to Andres Gonzales and Estefana Peña. Visitation was held Monday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry led in the holy rosary. The funeral Mass was celebrated this morning at the Santa Clara Catholic Church, with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Burial and committal services followed at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Mr. Gonza-les was a retired Santa Fe Railroad employee. He was a com-municant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and was a devoted, loving husband. "Grandpa" Gonzales was a very well-liked, loving and caring person. His laugh-ter brought joy to everyone. He enjoyed cleaning his ve-hi-cles, taking care of his yard, and especially spoiling his grandchildren. He loved long walks with his dog as well as taking care of his wife and family. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Mr. Gonzales is sur-vived by his wife, Manuela Ortega; two sons, Sammy O. Gonza-les and his wife, Cordilla, of Albuquerque, and Robert O. Gonzales and his wife, Margie, of Santa Clara; one daughter, Pan-chita O. Gonzales, and her companion, Danny Rios, of Santa Clara; three brothers, Raymundo P. Gonzales and his wife, Jennie, of Silver City, Tavo P. Gonzales and his wife, Antonia, of Dou-glas, Ariz., and Henry P. Gonzales and his wife, Es-ther, of Las Cruces; one sis-ter, Dora Cordova, and her husband, Ramon, of Bynum, Ala.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, An-dres and Estefana Gonzales. Pallbearers were Bobby Gonzales Jr., Tony Gonza-les, Joey Gomez, Danny Rios, Brian Martinez and Mark Martinez. Honorary bearers were Ysidro Caro, Faustino Udero, Vergil Varela, Adan "Apple" Gri-jalva, Alfred Martinez, Robert Zamora, Ramon Carrillo and Tony Soto. En-trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

CASTILLO: Joe L. Castillo, 53, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Friday, Aug. 4, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. An evening prayer service will begin at 7. Funeral services will be held Wednes-day at 10 in the morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Mark Anthony Castillo, assistant pastor of the Evening Light Taberna-cle of Bayard, and the Rev. Mike Perez officiating. Conclud-ing service and in-terment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. He was born July 31, 1947, in Santa Rita to Nicolas and Delfina (Lopez) Castillo. He worked as a tire repairman for Phelps Dodge. He is survived by his wife, Olivia, of the home; three sons, Johnny Castillo of Taos, Joseph Castillo and his wife, Erica, of Alam-ogordo, and Gabriel Castillo of Bayard; and three daugh-ters, Melissa Gonzales and her husband, Albert, of San Diego, Michelle Castillo and her companion, Michael, of Silver City, and Nichole Castillo of Santa Clara. He is also survived by seven brothers, Robert Castillo and his wife, Elvina, of El Paso, Texas, Rodolfo Castillo and his wife, Dolores, of Bayard, Macario Castillo and his wife, Esther, of Hurley, Joshue Castillo and his wife, Mary, of San Diego, Samuel Castillo and his wife, Olga, of Santa Clara, Nahnum Castillo and his wife, Clorinda, of Albuquerque, and Nicolas Castillo and his wife, Lydia, of Bayard; six sisters, Neomi Corbly and her husband, Donald, of Silver City, Lydia Garcia and her husband, Bernie, of Phoenix, Deborah Perez and her husband, Miguel, of Silver City, Sefora Gallegos and her husband, Joe, of Silver City, Jemima Bauch and her husband, Richard, of Santa Clara, and Aurora Garza and her husband, Magdaleno, of El Paso, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Yvette Castillo of Texas. Also surviving him are 11 grand-children. Preceding him in death were his parents and Abednego, Ester, Bern-abe and Manahen Castillo. Cas-ket bearers will be Matthew Gallegos, Nico-las Castillo, David Martinez Sr., Joseph Castillo Jr., Gabriel Castillo and Johnny Castillo. Honorary bearers are David Martinez Jr., Aaron Castillo, Michael Or-tiz Jr., Rodolfo Castillo Jr., and the rest of his friends and family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

HOAGLAND: Shirley L. Hoagland, 78, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday in Houston. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

POPE: Karen Anne Pope, 60, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, at her home in Silver City after a long illness. She was born April 23, 1940, in Washington, D.C. She was adopted by Kenneth R. and Alice Johnson in 1943. She grew up in Dawson, N.M., Minneapolis, Wis., and Bisbee, Ariz. She met her future husband, Charles B. Pope, in Peru, where her fa-ther worked as a mining en-gineer. They were married June 1, 1960, in Lima, Peru. Mrs. Pope loved reading, writing, painting, quilting, gardening, cross-stitching and nature. She was a devoted wife, mother and grand-mother, and a dedicated member of the Episcopal Church. She received her bachelor's degree in 1989 from New Mexico State University, where she taught English. She was awarded her master's degree from NMSU in 1991. Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Thomas and Matthew. She is survived by her husband, Charles Pope, and son Christopher Pope, both of Silver City; and son, Alan Pope, and daughter-in-law, Armida Pope, and grandsons, Alex and Adam Pope, all of El Paso, Texas. Memorial services will be held Thurs-day at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Sil-ver City.

ETHEREDGE: Frank Earl Etheredge, 57, of Silver City passed away Friday, Aug. 4, at his home. A graveside funeral service conducted by Chaplain David Strain with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Etheredge was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Santa Rita. He was the son of Edgar Earl Etheredge and Patricia Lirginia Lea Etheredge. Mr. Etheredge married Toni K. Rowe on July 1, 1983, in Silver City. He is survived by six children, Dawn Ruebush and her husband, Arlin, of Hurley, Frank Earl Etheredge and his wife, Lea Ann, of Georgia, Rachel Cox and her husband, Eddie, of Georgia, Nadine Horne and her husband, Kenneth, of Germany, Charles David Etheredge of Georgia, and Kimberly Koons and her husband, Peter, of Las Cruces; 14 grandchildren, Kami and Kaylee, Jonathon and William, Michael, Megan and Melissa, Austin, Kristin, Kenneth III "Trey," Kathy, Jocelyn, Derrick, and soon-to-be-born Cheyenne Nicole; one brother, Robert "Bob" Etheredge of Texas; one aunt, Frances Ozment, and her husband, Guy, of Silver City; along with numerous other relatives and his many friends. Mr. Etheredge was preceded in death by his father and mother. Mr. Etheredge grew up traveling around Ameri-ca and Japan with his mili-tary parents due to his fa-ther's Army and Air Force career. He graduated from Cobre High School in Ba-yard. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on a career of his own. He served two tours in Vietnam with a very distinguished service record, including Purple Heart with four clus-ters; Silver Star; Bronze Star with two clusters; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm; Vietnam Service Medal (seven campaigns); Vietnam Campaign Medal; Combat Infantryman's Badge; Army Aviation Crewman Air Medal (13); four O/S Bars Army Commenda-tion Medal (2nd OLC); and countless unit commenda-tions. Mr. Etheredge retired from the Army after 23 1/2 years of service. He was a lifetime member and was current commander of Gri-jalva Harvey Chapter 66/67 Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled Ameri-can Veterans. Mr. Etheredge was a past master and the current secretary of Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55, AF & AM, and a mem-ber of the Indian Hills Bap-tist Church. Pallbearers for Mr. Etheredge's service will be John Owens, Fred Balke, Andrew Housley, Doug Lees, Chris Eng and Ted Walters. Honorary bearers will be his Masonic brothers of AF & AM No. 55 of Hurley. Memorials may be made to Grant County Masonic Relief Fund, P.O. Box 802, Hurley, NM 88043. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GRINSLADE: Mirtie Clark Grinslade, 97, a resident of Santa Rita and Silver City for almost 65 years, passed away Tuesday, July 25, at Mission Carmichael Health Care Center in Carmichael, Calif. She was born Oct. 14, 1902, in Greenville, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. George H. Clark. She married Lloyd F. Grinslade on Feb. 21, 1923, in Las Vegas, N.M. She lived in Las Vegas until moving to Santa Rita when the mine reopened in December 1936. She later moved to Silver City when the pit was expanded. She attended New Mexico Normal Insti-tute, now New Mexico Highlands University. She was a member of Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority. She was later a member of the Order of Eastern Star, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Huguenot Society. She received the Grand Cross of Color for her work in the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was baptized in the Southern Methodist Church and later was an active member of the Valley Community Church for 55 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Clark Grinslade, in 1954; her hus-band, Lloyd F. Grinslade, in 1971; her son, Robert Clark Grinslade, in 1989; a sister, Thalia Griffin; and brothers, Rowen Clark and Warren Clark. She is survived by her son, Lloyd F. Grinslade Jr., and his wife, Patricia, of Fair Oaks, Calif.; grandchildren, Susan Ricci and her husband, Tom, of Sacramento, Calif., Terry Lynn Dille and her husband, Ed, of Antioch, Calif., and William Lloyd Grinslade of Vacaville, Calif.; a cousin and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Gann Clark of Hewett, Texas; a nephew, George Clark, and his wife, Karen, of Houston; a great-nephew, Cris Coffyn, and his wife, Brenda, of DeSoto, Texas; a niece, Grace E. Detterick of Las Vegas, N.M.; a nephew, Jerry Detterick, and his wife, Barbara, of An-drews, Texas; and a great-nephew, Robert Detterick, and his wife, Michelle, and family of Silver City. Five great-grandchildren and many great- and great-great-nephews and nieces also survive her. Private services will be held at a later date at the Masonic Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

HOAGLAND: Shirley L. Hoagland, 78, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday in Houston. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

ENRIQUEZ: Jesus J. Enriquez, 74, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Friday, Aug. 4, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Calling hours were from 5-6 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil at 6 was led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy was celebrated this morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church, with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment followed at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Mr. Enriquez was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Santa Rita to Pascual and Filiberta (Chavoya) Enriquez. On Nov. 14, 1948, he married his loving wife of 51 years, Josefina Barajas. In 1982, he retired after 36 years of service as a truck driver with Chino Mines Co. He was also a member of United Steelworks union Local 890. Mr. Enriquez enjoyed hunting and fishing, the outdoors and being with his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Josefina, of the family home; three sons, Richard Enriquez and his wife, Nora, of Las Cruces, Ramon "Chuck" Enriquez and his fiancee, Yolanda Flores, of Las Cruces, and Gilbert Enriquez and his wife, Cindy, of Hurley; and three daughters, Margaret Morales and her husband, Antonio Morales Sr., of Stanton, Calif., Virginia Ortiz and her husband, Johnny, of Anaheim, Calif., and Martha Jimenez and her husband, Tim, of Arenas Valley. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a son, Lawrence J. Enriquez, in December 1968. Casket bearers were Richard Enriquez, Ramon Enriquez, Tim Jimenez, Gilbert Enriquez, Tony Morales and Johnny Ortiz. Honorary bearers were Tony Morales Jr., Rudy Murrufo Jr., Richard Enriquez, Joshua L. Jimenez, Timothy J. Jimenez, Billy Ray Ortiz, John P. Ortiz, Ramon Madrid, Tony Silva, and the rest of his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

CASTILLO: Joe L. Castillo, 53, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Friday, Aug. 4, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tues-day at Baca's Funeral Chapels. An evening prayer service will begin at 7. Fu-neral services will be held Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Mark Anthony Castillo, assistant pastor of the Evening Light Tabernacle of Bayard, and the Rev. Mike Perez officiat-ing. Conclud-ing service and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. He was born July 31, 1947, in Santa Rita to Nicolas and Delfina (Lopez) Castillo. He worked as a tire repairman for Phelps Dodge. He is survived by his wife, Olivia, of the home; three sons, Johnny Castillo of Santa Clara, Joseph Castillo and his wife, Erica, of Alam-ogordo, and Gabriel Castillo of Bayard; and three daugh-ters, Melissa Gonzales and her husband, Albert, of San Diego, Michelle Castillo and her companion, Michael, of Silver City, and Nichole Castillo of Santa Clara. He is also survived by seven brothers, Robert Castillo and his wife, Elvina, of El Paso, Texas, Rodolfo Castillo and his wife, Dolores, of Bayard, Macario Castillo and his wife, Esther, of Hurley, Joshue Castillo and his wife, Mary, of San Diego, Samuel Castillo and his wife, Olga, of Santa Clara, Nahnum Castillo and his wife, Clorinda, of Albuquerque, and Nicolas Castillo and his wife, Lydia, of Bayard; and five sisters, Neomi Corbly and her husband, Donald, of Sil-ver City, Lydia Garcia and her husband, Bernie, of Phoenix, Deborah Perez and her husband, Miguel, of Silver City, Sofora Gallegos and her husband, Joe, of Silver City, and Jemima Bauch and her husband, Richard, of Santa Clara. Also surviving him are 11 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and Abednego, Ester, Bernabe and Manahen Castillo. Casket bearers will be Matthew Gallegos, Nicolas Castillo, David Martinez Sr., Joseph Castillo Jr., Gabriel Castillo and Johnny Castillo. Honorary bearers are David Martinez Jr., Aaron Castillo, Michael Ortiz Jr., Rodolfo Castillo Jr., and the rest of his friends and family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

AVERY: Brigitte Avery, 59, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Saturday. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: Charles Anthony Leyba, 32, of Silver City passed away Sunday at his home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

HIGGINS: Floyd K. Higgins, 72, a longtime Las Cruces resident, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas, after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Glenwood to Charlie and Belle Staynor Higgins. Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley M. Higgins of the family home; one son, Kenneth Kingston, and wife, Pat, of Lubbock, Texas; stepchildren, Nora Margaret Phipps and husband, Charlie, of Etowah, Tenn., Judith Gail Powers of Dallas, Texas, Shirley Lawrence of Buffalo, N.Y., Marshall Lawrence and wife, Alicia, of El Paso, and Barbara Zwick and husband, Barry, Dale Lawrence, and Johne Lawrence and wife, Josie, all of Buffalo. Other survivors include numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Kiser, and a stepson, Murray Mel Elson. At his request, cremation will take place, and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sat-urday in the East Chapel of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road in Las Cruces. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Baca's Mimbres Crema-tory.

CASTILLO: Joe L. Castillo, 53, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest today at Gila Regional Medical Cen-ter. Arrangements are pend-ing. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MUÑOZ: Miquela "Mickey" Madrid Muñoz, 89, a former resident of Silver City, died Friday, July 14, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born to Navor Madrid and Maria Luna Madrid in Hillsboro on May 8, 1911. She lived in Silver City from 1939 to 1996, when she left to go to Las Vegas to be close to her daughters. The prayer vigil will be held today at 3 in the afternoon at Baca's Fu-neral Chapels, with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the holy rosary. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols of-ficiating. Interment of the cremains will be private. Mrs. Muñoz is survived by her children, Delia Moffitt and her hus-band, Lee, of Las Vegas, Lena Switzer and her hus-band, Chuck, of Las Ve-gas, and Bob Ruiz of Priest River, Idaho; three brothers, Fred Madrid of El Paso, Texas, Edward Madrid of Anaheim, Calif., and Felix Madrid of Tacoma, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ENRIGUEZ: Jesus Enriguez, 74, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest this morning at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

GONZALEZ: Samuel Gonzalez, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Thursday at the family home. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ETHERIDGE: Frank Earl Etheridge, 57, a resident of Silver City, died this morning at his residence. Services are pending with Bright Fu-neral Home.

MUÑOZ: Miquela "Mickey" Madrid Muñoz, 89, a former resident of Silver City, died Friday, July 14, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born to Navor Madrid and Maria Luna Madrid in Hillsboro on May 8, 1911. She lived in Silver City from 1939 to 1996, when she left to go to Las Vegas to be close to her daughters. The prayer vigil will be held Friday at 3 in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the holy rosary. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment of the cremains will be private. Mrs. Muñoz is survived by her children, Delia Moffitt and her hus-band, Lee, of Las Vegas, Lena Switzer and her hus-band, Chuck, of Las Vegas, and Bob Ruiz of Priest River, Idaho; three brothers, Fred Madrid of El Paso, Texas, Edward Madrid of Anaheim, Calif., and Felix Madrid of Tacoma, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

GONZALES: Samuel P. "Sugar" Gonzales, 68, of Santa Clara entered eternal rest Thursday, Aug. 3, at the family home in Santa Clara, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Gonzales was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Santa Rita to Andres Gonzales and Este-fana Peña. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, fol-lowed by the prayer vigil. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry will lead in the holy rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Burial and committal services will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Mr. Gonza-les was a retired Santa Fe Railroad employee. He was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and was a devoted, loving husband. "Grandpa" Gonzales was a very well-liked, loving and caring person. His laughter brought joy to ev-eryone. He enjoyed cleaning his vehicles, taking care of his yard, and especially spoiling his grandchildren. He loved long walks with his dog as well as taking care of his wife and family. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Mr. Gonzales is survived by his wife, Manuela Ortega; two sons, Sammy O. Gonzales and his wife, Cordilla, of Albu-querque, and Robert O. Gonzales and his wife, Margie, of Santa Clara; one daughter, Panchita O. Gon-zales, and her companion, Danny Rios, of Santa Clara; three brothers, Raymundo P. Gonzales and his wife, Jen-nie, of Silver City, Tavo P. Gonzales and his wife, An-tonia, of Douglas, Ariz., and Henry P. Gonzales and his wife, Esther, of Las Cruces; one sister, Dora Cordova, and her husband, Ramon, of Bynum, Ala.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, An-dres and Este-fana Gonzales. Pallbearers will be Bobby Gonzales Jr., Tony Gonzales, Joey Gomez, Danny Rios, Brian Martinez and Mark Mar-tinez. Honorary bearers are Ysidro Caro, Faustino Ud-ero, Vergil Varela, Adan "Apple" Grijalva, Alfred Martinez, Robert Zamora, Ramon Carrillo and Tony Soto. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

MUÑOZ: Miquela "Mickey" Madrid Muñoz, 89, a former resident of Silver City, died Friday, July 14, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born to Navor Madrid and Maria Luna Madrid in Hillsboro on May 8, 1911. She lived in Silver City from 1939 to 1996, when she left to go to Las Vegas to be close to her daughters. The prayer vigil will be held Friday at 3 in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the holy rosary. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment of the cremains will be private. Mrs. Muñoz is survived by her children, Delia Moffitt and her husband, Lee, of Las Vegas, Lena Switzer and her husband, Chuck, of Las Vegas, and Bob Ruiz of Priest River, Idaho; three brothers, Fred Madrid of El Paso, Texas, Edward Madrid of Anaheim, Calif., and Felix Madrid of Tacoma, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

MARTIN: John Stanwood Aleman Martin Jr., 79, a resident of La Union the past 20 years and lifelong resident of the Mesilla Valley, passed away Sunday, July 30, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Martin was born May 14, 1921, in Hatch, the ninth child of John S.A. and Cynthia Reeve Martin. As a child he attended Vilas and Moorehead schools in El Paso. He played football while attending El Paso High School. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines as a gunner on a hospital ship. After his discharge, he worked with his brothers, Jerome and Donald Martin, in their flight-training school for World War II pilots. Throughout his life, he raised livestock and in the 1970s was a member of the New Mexico Pork Growers Association. He was an avid outdoorsman and was happiest roaming about the deserts of New Mexico and Texas. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Ida Martin of the family home; three daughters, Susan Heddlesten and husband, Mel, of Satanta, Kan., Frances Schumacher of Las Cruces, and Ruth Martin and husband, Carlton Penn, of San Simon, Ariz.; and two sisters, Ruth Barksdale of Las Cruces and June Shaw of Sparks, Nev. Other survivors include four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Family and friends may visit from 4-6 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Yates Folk of the Anthony Church of Christ officiating. Military honors will be accorded. Serving as casket bearers will be Clifford Akers, Bill Middagh, Carlton Penn, and Lesley, Melvin and Wesley Heddlesten. Honorary bearers are Ross McDonald and Charley Bennett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 205 E. Boutz Road, Bldg. No. 6C, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.

KEARNS: Charles R. Kearns, 67, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Wednesday, July 26, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born to Marjorie E. and Raymond R. Kearns in Harpersfield, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Marlene, Virginia and Doris; and son, Ray. He retired from Chino Mines in 1986 after serving as president of International Association of Machinists Local 1563. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was involved in many community activities. These included the Grant County Sheriff's Posse and the Gila Fly Fishers. He was president of the Gila Fish and Gun Club, and was instrumental in the restoration of Lake Roberts and the development of the Grant County Shooting Range. He also served on the Catron County Depredation Committee and was dedicated to projects for the development of water for wildlife. Remembrances will be held at a later date.

DILLON: Augustus "Gus" Dillon passed away suddenly Monday, July 24, in Mimbres. Born Oct. 15, 1932, in Nova Scotia, Canada, he came to the Sacramento, Calif., area to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1952. Later that year, he was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War. After his tour of duty, he returned to work for the Southern Pacific until he retired as a locomotive engineer. He was preceded in death by his father, William. He leaves behind his mother, Leah, in Nova Scotia; his loving wife, Linda, of Mimbres; daughters, Mindy and Cindy; grandchildren, Spencer and Shelby of Sacramento; and brothers, Melvin, Bradley and James, and sisters, Carol and Paulette, and their families in Canada. His passing is mourned by many relatives and friends, especially the Bandits golfing group. Services were held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, Calif., on Saturday, July 29, at noon.

KEARNS: Charles R. Kearns, 67, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Wednesday, July 26, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born to Marjorie E. and Raymond R. Kearns in Harpersfield, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Marlene, Virginia and Doris; and son, Ray. He retired from Chino Mines in 1986 after serving as president of International Association of Machinists Local 1563. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was involved in many community activities. These included the Grant County Sheriff's Posse and the Gila Fly Fishers. He was president of the Gila Fish and Gun Club, and was instrumental in the restoration of Lake Roberts and the development of the Grant County Shooting Range. He also served on the Catron County Depredation Committee and was dedicated to projects for the development of water for wildlife. Remembrances will be held at a later date.

PERKINS: Maxine Clarke Perkins, 74, of Silver City, formerly of Marin County, Calif., passed away Friday, July 28, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time. Ms. Perkins was born Oct. 16, 1925, in San Francisco. She was the daughter of James Mack Lowe and Marguerite Eleanor Clarke. She is survived by her son, Donald A. Perkins, and his wife, Diane, of Silver City; one grandson, Matthew W. Perkins of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and nu-merous loving friends. Ms. Perkins grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High School. She graduated from the Uni-versity of California at Berkeley with a degree in pa-leontology. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Sonora, Calif., and worked in the county assessor's office, later moving back to the San Francisco area, where she worked as an accountant. Ms. Perkins later became a professional accountant and worked as an enrolled agent tax consultant. In 1958, she and her son moved back to Marin County, where she lived for 42 years. In 1998, she retired, and in May 2000 moved to Silver City to be near her son and daughter-in-law. Ms. Perkins was a member of several professional accounting organizations. She was an avid animal lover with special love for cats. Memorials may be made to Animal Protection of New Mexico Inc. in care of Ann Clark, 904 Santa Rita, Silver City, NM 88061. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WORD: William G. "Bill" Word passed away Monday, July 24, in El Paso, Texas. He was 87 years old. Mr. Word was born April 23, 1913, in Canyon, Texas, to Anna Lee and Will Word. On Dec. 3, 1942, he was married to Amy Jane Doorman in Clarendon, Texas. He was a former businessman and longtime resident of Silver City. Mr. Word was a decorated World War II Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific. He is survived by two brothers, Bob Word of Orlando, Fla., and Al Word of Lordsburg. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, and 18 great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service is planned for this fall.

NAÑEZ: Refugio M. Nañez, 84, a lifelong resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 26, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Calling hours will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil at 7 will be led by Deacon Johnnie Perez. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 10 in the morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. He was born Aug. 27, 1915, in Hatch to Santiago B. and Ramona (Montenegro) Nañez. He was a self-taught and very creative silver-smith, carpenter and handy-man, building his own lawn furniture and Christmas dis-plays, and many other cher-ished treasures. He also loved gardening. He espe-cially loved his vegetable garden, winning several awards for his produce. But he was most known and ap-preciated around the com-munity for his great sense of humor and his very friendly personality. He loved start-ing up a conversation with anyone who wanted to talk. He was a very giving and loving man. He leaves behind many friends and family members who love him very much. He was an un-forgettable man and will be sadly missed by all. Mr. Nañez is survived by a son, Jimmy Nañez, and his wife, Teresa, of Blue Ridge, Texas; three daughters, Ly-dia Wood of Las Cruces, Della Acosta and her hus-band, Bill, of Silver City, and Annette Acosta-Parra and her husband, Andy, of Deming; and a brother, Joe Nañez of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend and neighbor, Larry Quevedo, and his family. Preceding him in death were his parents; his loving wife, Amelia; four brothers, Willie, Reymundo, Gabriel and Manuel Nañez; and his sister, Rosa Herrera. Casket bearers will be Larry Quevedo, Tony Wood, Bill Acosta Jr., Santiago Nañez Jr., Andy Parra and Bobby Duran. Honorary bearers are his great-grandsons, Robert and Daniel Duran, Robert Sanchez, Michael Wood, Raymond and Steven Mendoza, Jamie Nañez, Casey Wayne Nañez, and John Thomas Burnside; and his nephews, Raul, Manuel, Ruben and Tommy Nañez, Fred and Pete Nañez, and Victor and Jason Nañez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

HALEY: Stella Haley, 83, of Flatonia, Texas, formerly of Silver City, passed away Wednesday, July 26, in a Weimar, Texas, hospital. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sat-urday at Bright Funeral Home, with Mr. Floyd Robertson officiating. Inter-ment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Haley was born Feb. 14, 1917, in Uban, Ill. She was the daughter of Samuel Morris and Clarissa Moore Gates. Mrs. Haley is survived by her daughter, Lola Glassel of Georgetown, Calif.; four sis-ters, Almeda Cudney of Sil-ver City, Mary McMillan of La Mirada, Calif., Nellie Wiist of Flatonia and Annabelle Fookes of Hous-ton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters. She was a re-tired store manager for Hancock Fabrics and was of the Baptist faith. Pallbearers for Mrs. Haley will be Fred Nor-ton, Stanley Lee, George Chips and Lloyd Fenske. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a favorite charity. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LUNA: Genaro Chavez Luna, 85, of Fort Bayard passed away Sunday, July 23, in Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation for Mr. Luna will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home, followed by evening memorial services at 7, with the Rev. Scott Penrod officiating. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment with full military honors will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Luna was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Hillsboro. He was the son of Federico Luna and Romelia Chavez Luna. Mr. Luna is survived by his brother, Fred Luna, and his wife, Susie, of Santa Clara; one niece, Rebecca Salazar of El Paso, Texas; one nephew, Fred "Stretch" Luna of Albuquerque; two great-nephews, Claudio Salazar of Silver City and Freddie Luna of Albuquerque; one precious cousin, Lydia Padilla of Hurley; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Luna was preceded in death by his parents and his cousin, Martin Padilla. Mr. Luna grew up in Hillsboro and attended schools there. When his aunt passed away, his mother, Romie, and grandmother, Deloris Chavez, took in the children to raise. He was raised with six boy and two girl cousins. Mr. Luna often remembered his mother would always order all their clothes and shoes from Montgomery Ward and they were always dressed alike. All the children thought that was very special. Mr. Luna hauled wood on the back of a burro in Hillsboro and he would often give rides to children on his favorite burro, Jennie. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942. After leaving the Army, he returned to Hillsboro, and was his mother's and grandmother's caretaker. He worked at Black Hawk Mine in Hanover as a trimmer. Mr. Luna loved to sing and to go to the Apple Festival in Hillsboro. The memories of Mr. Luna will long be remembered by his many friends and family. Pallbearers for Mr. Luna will be Fred "Stretch" Luna, Claudio Salazar, Freddie L. Luna, Kenny Padilla, Patrick Tapia, Joe Luna, Adrian Luna and Ralph Luna. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Garcia, Willie Ortiz, Robert Padilla, George Sanchez, Ramon Castillo and Frank Gonzales. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KAISER: John Joseph Kaiser, 79, passed away Monday, June 26, at the Long Term Care Unit of Seneca District Hospital in Chester, Calif. He had been a resident of Chester for the past two years, moving there from Las Cruces, and had been a longtime resident of the Battle Creek, Mich., area. He was a former resident of Silver City. He was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Battle Creek. He retired from General Foods Corp., after 30 years of service. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a crew member aboard the USS Enterprise at the outbreak of the war. He reentered the service to serve during the Korean War. He was a devout Catholic and attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Chester, and was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. A ham radio operator with the call sign of K8DUE, he was a longtime private pilot, owning and operating numerous aircraft for pleasure and using them as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the Chester American Legion Post and a former member of the Las Cruces Elks Lodge; and he enjoyed the game of golf. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marcella Kaiser, of Chester; a son, J. Kaiser of Booth Bay Harbor, Maine; stepchildren, Charles Mead of Battle Creek and Diane Volke of Chester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Private family visitations were followed by a celebration of a Mass of Christian burial Friday, July 7, at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors took place in the Chester District Cemetery. The family requests any donations in his memory be made to the Long Term Care Unit of Seneca District Hospital c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.

MADRID: Michael Leon Madrid, 43, of Silver City entered eternal rest Monday, July 24, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1957, in Silver City to Rumaldo Madrid and Nellie Flores. He lived the majority of his life in California before returning to Silver City to be close to his mom. He retired from an electric company as a senior administrator and spent the last years helping his dad with a construction company. He took great pride in carpentry, especially making cabinets and painting. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1975-78. Cremation has taken place. A vigil service will be held tonight at 8 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with Father Dan Porter officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Mr. Madrid is survived by his mother, Nellie Madrid of Silver City; his father, Rumaldo Madrid of Santa Ana, Calif.; his brothers, Arthur Madrid and wife, Linda, of Westminster, Calif., Abie Madrid and wife, Lorraine, of Silver City, and Richard Madrid and wife, Patty, of Santa Ana; and his sisters, Stella Pratt and husband, Alan, of Westminster, Margaret Vasques and husband, Robert, of Orange County, Calif., Isabella Cedillo and Gilbert of Westminster, and Jennifer Madrid of Silver City. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and many friends, who will miss him dearly. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City and Baca's Mimbres Crematory of Deming. Phone 388-2334.

LUNA: Genaro Chavez Luna, 85, of Fort Bayard passed away Sunday, July 23, in Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation for Mr. Luna will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home, followed by evening memorial services at 7, with the Rev. Scott Penrod officiating. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment with full military honors will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Luna was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Hillsboro. He was the son of Federico Luna and Romelia Chavez Luna. Mr. Luna is survived by his brother, Fred Luna, and his wife, Susie, of Santa Clara; one niece, Rebecca Salazar of El Paso, Texas; one nephew, Fred "Stretch" Luna of Albuquerque; two great-nephews, Claudio Salazar of Silver City and Freddie Luna of Albuquerque; one precious cousin, Lydia Padilla of Hurley; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Luna was preceded in death by his parents and his cousin, Martin Padilla. Mr. Luna grew up in Hillsboro and attended schools there. When his aunt passed away, his mother, Romie, and grandmother, Deloris Chavez, took in the children to raise. He was raised with six boy and two girl cousins. Mr. Luna often remembered his mother would always order all their clothes and shoes from Montgomery Ward and they were always dressed alike. All the children thought that was very special. Mr. Luna hauled wood on the back of a burro in Hillsboro and he would often give rides to children on his favorite burro, Jennie. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942. After leaving the Army, he returned to Hillsboro, and was his mother's and grandmother's caretaker. He worked at Black Hawk Mine in Hanover as a trimmer. Mr. Luna loved to sing and to go to the Apple Festival in Hills-boro. The memories of Mr. Luna will long be remembered by his many friends and family. Pallbearers for Mr. Luna will be Fred "Stretch" Luna, Claudio Salazar, Freddie L. Luna, Kenny Padilla, Patrick Tapia, Joe Luna, Adrian Luna and Ralph Luna. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Garcia, Willie Ortiz, Robert Padilla, George Sanchez, Ramon Castillo and Frank Gonzales. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PEREA: Concha Sanchez Perea, 99, of Silver City entered eternal rest Sunday, July 23, surrounded by her family. The prayer vigil will be held Thursday at 6 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with Deacon Bill Holguin leading in the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Perea was born Aug. 15, 1900, in Torreon, Mexico. She was very active in her church, and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Beatrice P. Escamilla, and her husband, Jose, of Silver City; one sister, Frances Villalobos of Silver City; a son, William S. "Bill" Perea, and his wife, Gloria, of Guadalajara, Mexico; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo Perea; a son, E. Manuel S. Perea; two brothers, Tony and Jesus B. Sanchez; and her sister, Maria Morales. Pallbearers will be Tony Perea, Kai Gachupin, Chava Escamilla, Ernest Escamilla, Henry Escamilla and Javier Escamilla. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

PERU: Luz C. Peru, 90, of Gila passed away Saturday, July 22, at her home, surrounded by her family. The family received friends Tuesday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil followed, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy was celebrated today at 10 in the morning at San Isadore Catholic Church in Gila, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment followed at the Gila Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Peru was born Jan. 10, 1910, in Valle De San Andres, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Leonides Chavez and Rosenda De La Rosa. Her parents then moved to Gila, where she began her life. Mrs. Peru was a Cursillista and was involved with the Catholic Church. She enjoyed attending activities at the Senior Citizens Center. She was a very loving mother and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by three sons, Lalo Peru and his wife, Manuela, of Silver City, Joe Peru and his fiancee, Dee Bryant, of Silver City, and Angel Peru and his companion, Bonnie Evans, of Silver City; five daughters, Patty Baca of Santa Clara, Tillie Silva and her husband, Roger, of Santa Clara, Delia Alvarado and her husband, Manuel, of Bayard, Helen Maldonado and her husband, Jesus "Chuy," of Silver City, and Hope Gutierrez and her husband, Salvadore "Shorty," of Gila; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Pedro G. Peru, in 1989; her grandsons, Raymond Evans and Sam Peru, in 1999; two brothers, Jose and Manuel Ortega; and a sister, Jacinta Placencio. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Roger Silva Jr., Lew Peru, Richard Maldonado, Eric Peru, Angel Peru Jr. and Ray Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers were all her remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ESPARZA: Patricia Uzueta Esparza, 52, a Deming resident, passed away Sunday, July 23, at her home. Visitation will be from 2-5 in the afternoon Friday at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will be held Friday evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Catanach officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Esparza was born March 17, 1948, in Deming to Jesus L. Uzueta and Encarnacion Flores Uzueta. She married Rito Esparza on July 29, 1972, in Deming. She was a homemaker, a lifelong Deming resident and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, where she was a member of The League of the Sacred Heart. Survivors include her husband, Rito Esparza of Deming; a son, Rito U. ESPARZA III of Deming; three brothers, George Uzueta and his wife, Lydia, of La Puente, Calif., Alex Uzueta and his wife, Stella, of Deming, and Edward Uzueta of Deming; and four sisters, Vicenta Aranda of Deming, Otilia Lucero and her husband, Manuel, of Deming, Mary Negrete and her husband, Victor, of Alhambra, Calif., and Martha Uzueta of Deming. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Rito U. Esparza II; sisters, Consuelo Saucedo, Lorenza Madrid, Lucy Stevens and Socorro Hunter; and brothers, Pedro F. Uzueta and Jesus Uzueta Jr. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Parra, Adrian Parra, Patrick Uzueta, Tommy Saucedo, T.J. Saucedo and Mark Uzueta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

PEREA: Concha Sanchez Perea, 99, of Silver City entered eternal rest Sunday, July 23, surrounded by her family. The prayer vigil will be held Thursday at 6 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with Javier Escamilla leading in the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Perea was born Aug. 15, 1900, in Torreon, Mexico. She was very active in her church, and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Beatrice P. Escamilla, and her husband, Jose, of Silver City; one sister, Frances Villalobos of Silver City; a son, William S. "Bill" Perea, and his wife, Gloria, of Guadalajara, Mexico; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo Perea; a son, E. Manuel S. Perea; two brothers, Tony and Jesus B. Sanchez; and her sister, Maria Morales. Pallbearers will be Tony Perea, Kai Gachupin, Chava Escamilla, Ernest Escamilla, Henry Escamilla and Javier Escamilla. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

FLORES: Olga P. Flores, 50, a lifelong resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Saturday, July 22, at the family home. Calling hours were held from 6-7 Monday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 7, led by Father Dan Porter. The funeral liturgy was celebrated today at 10 in the morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. She was born to Antonio and Magdalena (Pineda) Flores on March 5, 1950, in Silver City. She was a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. She is survived by three brothers, Oscar T. Flores and his wife, Mary, of Lordsburg, Edward Antonio Flores and his wife, Margaret, of Las Cruces, and Caesar M. Flores and his wife, Dolores, of Silver City; and a special nephew, Michael D. Flores of Silver City. She is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Olivia F. Copprell. Casket bearers were Corinne Flores, Lillian Lopez, Vivian Escobar, Rena Napper, Margo Hill and Francine Ruiz. Honorary bearer was Danny Flores. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

PERU: Luz C. Peru, 90, of Gila passed away Saturday, July 22, at her home, surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends today at 5 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow at 6, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at San Isidro Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Gila Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Peru was born Jan. 10, 1910, in Valle De San Andres, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Leonides Chavez and Rosenda De La Rosa. Her parents then moved to Gila, where she began her life. Mrs. Peru was a Cursillista and was involved with the Catholic Church. She enjoyed attending activities at the Senior Citizens Center. She was a very loving mother and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by three sons, Lalo Peru and his wife, Manuela, of Silver City, Joe Peru and his fiancee, Dee Bryant, of Silver City, and Angel Peru and his companion, Bonnie Evans, of Silver City; five daughters, Patty Baca of Santa Clara, Tillie Silva and her husband, Roger, of Santa Clara, Delia Alvardo and her husband, Manuel, of Bayard, Helen Maldonado and her husband, Jesus "Chuy," of Silver City, and Hope Gutierrez and her husband, Salvadore "Shorty," of Gila; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Jose and Manuel Ortega, and a daughter, Jacinta Placencio. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Roger Silva Jr., Lew Peru, Richard Maldonado, Eric Peru, Angel Peru Jr. and Ray Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers are all her remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

AGUAYO: Angelina L. "Angie" Aguayo, 80, of Gallup passed away Saturday, July 1, at her home. She had lived with her daughter, Lorraine Márquez, for the past seven years in Silver City. A memorial Mass was celebrated July 5 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park. Survivors include her daughter, Lorraine Márquez, and her husband, Charles, of Silver City; a daughter-in-law, Lucy Aguayo of Gallup; a sister, Irene Bustos of Albuquerque; and seven grandchildren, Charles J. Márquez of Gallup, Steven Márquez of Silver City, Robert Márquez and his wife, Marcella, of San Antonio, Texas, Frank Márquez and his wife, Victoria, of Las Cruces, Frank Aguayo and his wife, Rachelle, of Gallup, Angela Karpenski and her husband, James, of Albuquerque, and Lorraine Aguayo of Gallup. Mrs. Aguayo had seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Aguayo, and son, Raymond Aguayo. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc., New Mexico Chapter, 1330 San Pedro NE Suite No. 205, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

GOMEZ: Andres P. Gomez III, 51, of Santa Clara passed away Monday, July 17, at his home with his family by his side, after a six-month battle with cancer. The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. with the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry leading in the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 11 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. He was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Santa Clara to Andrews D. and Cyrilda Gomez. Except for the period he served in the U.S. Army, he lived in Santa Clara all his life and was most recently employed with the Bayard Housing Authority. He was a hardworking man who loved the simple pleasures life had to offer. He enjoyed fishing with his sons, having a morning cup of coffee at the M&A Cafe, and joking with his friends at the bingo parlor. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 after having volunteered for military service. He was honorably discharged in 1974. He was a beloved role model to his children and, above all, taught each to be his or her own person, but to always stick together. He cherished his mother, enjoyed getting together with his sisters and brothers, and had a handful of lifelong friends he trusted very much. Mr. Gomez is survived by his three children, Patricia Gomez Trujillo, and her husband, Chris, of Pasadena, Calif., Andres T. Gomez and his wife, Tracie, and their three children, Andres, Alejandro and Antonio, of Santa Clara, and Daniel Gomez of the home; and their mother, Olga T. Gomez of Hurley. He is also survived by his mother, Cyrilda Gomez of Santa Clara; and eight siblings, Rosario Gomez and his wife, Josephine, of La Puente, Calif., Monica Gomez of Pico Rivera, Calif., Mike Gomez of Santa Clara, Corrine Morales of Whittier, Calif., Enrique Gomez and his wife, Ramona, of Silver City, Virginia Alvarado of Whittier, Petra Ramirez and her husband, Robert, of Santa Clara, and Teresa Garcia and her husband, Manuel, of Bayard. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, an extended family, and a host of friends, who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Andres D. Gomez. Pallbearers will be Robert Ramirez, Manuel Garcia, Rudy Lopez, Silverio Torres, Domingo Maynes, Eddie Maynes, A.C. Manzano and John Alexander. Honorary pallbearers are Rosario Gomez, Enrique Gomez, Mike Gomez, Mickey Cuhen, Chalo Chavez, Ramon "Chucky" Enriquez, Cipriano Ogas, Eddie Baca and Pete Salas Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ALDERETTE: Daniel Alderette Jr., licensed chemical dependent counselor, born Sept. 27, 1928, in Silver City, died Friday, July 14, at his home in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 71 after a brief struggle with cancer. He completed theological studies in the Major Seminary at Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y., in 1957. He was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of El Paso, Texas. In his very active ministry, he served at St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Matthew's Church in El Paso, then in Lordsburg, where he led a building drive for the new St. Joseph's Church. He separated from active ministry, and following the death of his first wife he moved to San Antonio and married his wife of 24 years, Gloria Alderette. He worked successively as a substance abuse and dual diagnosis counselor, retiring from the outreach department of San Antonio State Hospital. Upon retirement, he became the clinical director of the Inman Christian Center, Inhalant Abuse Program. Upon retirement from that, he was contracted by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse as a self-employed outpatient counselor for adolescents in the Texas Youth Commission. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Alderette; their son, Jim Madrid, and daughters, Jessica and husband, George Zepeda, Robin Madrid, Marissa Madrid, and Amy and husband, Ken Ward; eight grandchildren, Kristina, Aaron, Erica, Amanda, Megan, Nicolas, Daniel and Jacob; a sister, Bette, and husband, Rudy Casolari, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his brothers, Edward and wife, Carolyn Alderette, of San Antonio, Alex and wife, Josie Alderette, of El Paso, and Elmo Alderette of Las Cruces; and his other brothers and sisters, Michael and Mary Alderette of Silver City, Jimmy Alderette and companion, Corina, of Las Cruces, Frank and Maxine Jaurequi of Las Cruces, Lenore Alderette and hubsand of Las Cruces, and Velma and Bobby Vargas of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan Alderette and Dora Alderette, and brothers, Franky and Bernie Alderette. A memorial service was held Monday at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Antonio. Father Paul Cleary officiated. His life in service of others speaks for itself. The family thanks the professional staff of Vitas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. Hillcrest Funeral Home of San Antonio was in charge of arrangements.

GOMEZ: Andres P. Gomez III, 51, of Santa Clara passed away Monday, July 17, at his home with his family by his side, after a six-month battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. with the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry leading in the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 11 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. He was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Santa Clara to Andres D. and Cyrilda Gomez. Except for the period he served in the U.S. Army, he lived in Santa Clara all his life and was most recently employed with the Bayard Housing Authority. He was a hard-working man who loved the simple pleasures life had to offer. He enjoyed fishing with his sons, having a morning cup of coffee at the M&A Cafe, and joking with his friends at the bingo parlor. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 after having volunteered for military service. He was honorably discharged in 1974. He was a beloved role model to his children and, above all, taught each to be his or her own person, but to always stick together. He cherished his mother, enjoyed getting together with his sisters and brothers, and had a handful of lifelong friends he trusted very much. Mr. Gomez is survived by his three children, Patricia Gomez Trujillo, and her husband, Chris, of Pasadena, Calif., Andres T. Gomez and his wife, Tracie, and their three children, Andres, Alejandro and Antonio, of Santa Clara, and Daniel Gomez of the home; and their mother, Olga T. Gomez of Hurley. He is also survived by his mother, Cyrilda Gomez of Santa Clara; and eight siblings, Rosario Gomez and his wife, Josephine, of La Puente, Calif., Monica Gomez of Pico Rivera, Calif., Mike Gomez of Santa Clara, Corrine Morales of Whittier, Calif., Enrique Gomez and his wife, Ramona, of Silver City, Virginia Alvarado of Whittier, Petra Ramirez and her husband, Robert, of Santa Clara, and Teresa Garcia and her husband, Manuel, of Bayard. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, an extended family, and a host of friends, who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Andres D. Gomez. Pallbearers will be Robert Ramirez, Manuel Garcia, Rudy Lopez, Silverio Torres, Domingo Maynes, Eddie Maynes, A.C. Manzano and John Alexander. Honorary pallbearers are Rosario Gomez, Enrique Gomez, Mike Gomez, Mickey Cuhen, Chalo Chavez, Ramon "Chucky" Enriquez, Cipriano Ogas, Eddie Baca and Pete Salas Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

GOMEZ: Andres P. Gomez III, 51, of Santa Clara passed away Monday, July 17, at his home with his family by his side, after a six-month battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. with the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry leading in the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 11 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. He was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Santa Clara to Andres D. and Cyrilda Gomez. Except for the period he served in the U.S. Army, he lived in Santa Clara all his life and was most recently employed with the Bayard Housing Authority. He was a hard-working man who loved the simple pleasures life had to offer. He enjoyed fishing with his sons, having a morning cup of coffee at the M&A Cafe, and joking with his friends at the bingo parlor. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 after having volunteered for military service. He was honorably discharged in 1974. He was a beloved role model to his children and, above all, taught each to be his or her own person, but to always stick together. He cherished his mother, enjoyed getting together with his sisters and brothers, and had a handful of lifelong friends he trusted very much. Mr. Gomez is survived by his three children, Patricia Gomez Trujillo, and her husband, Chris, of Pasadena, Calif., Andres T. Gomez and his wife, Tracie, and their three children, Andres, Alejandro and Antonio, of Santa Clara, and Daniel Gomez of the home; and their mother, Olga T. Gomez of Hurley. He is also survived by his mother, Cyrilda Gomez of Santa Clara; and eight siblings, Rosario Gomez and his wife, Josephine, of La Puente, Calif., Monica Gomez of Pico Rivera, Calif., Mike Gomez of Santa Clara, Corrine Morales of Whittier, Calif., Enrique Gomez and his wife, Ramona, of Silver City, Virginia Alvarado of Whittier, Petra Ramirez and her husband, Robert, of Santa Clara, and Teresa Garcia and her husband, Manuel, of Bayard. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, an extended family, and a host of friends, who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Andres D. Gomez. Pallbearers will be Robert Ramirez, Manuel Garcia, Rudy Lopez, Silverio Torres, Domingo Maynes, Eddie Maynes, A.C. Manzano and John Alexander. Honorary pallbearers are Rosario Gomez, Enrique Gomez, Mike Gomez, Mickey Cuhen, Chalo Chavez, Ramon "Chucky" Enriquez, Cipriano Ogas, Eddie Baca and Pete Salas Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Fu-neral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

BUSTAMANTE: Abram B. Bustamante, 82, of Marana, Ariz., died Saturday, July 8. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marta Bustamante. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Socorro; his daughters, Peggy (Tony) Figueroa, and Julia (Roger) Baldwin; sons, Juan (Kathy), Marcos (Holly), Chris (Mary) and Javier (Alejandra); 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Muñoz of Soledad, Calif., and Tina Herrera of Bakersfield, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born in Mogollon to Juan and Lydia Bustamante, and resided in Santa Clara and Bayard. He moved in 1957 to Silverbell, Ariz., where he worked for Asarco until 1982, when he retired. He was a member of the Marana High School Booster Club, and was a Eucharistic minister with St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Marana. The rosary service was held Tuesday, July 11. A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, July 12. Burial was at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1636 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.

JACQUEZ: Norma P. Jacquez, 59, of Silver City passed away Sunday, July 16, with her husband, Jimmy, and grandson, Anthony, by her side, after a battle with cancer. The family will receive friends at 6 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow at 7, with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the recitation of the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Jacquez was born April 24, 1941, in Solana Beach, Calif., to Josephina and Manuel Perez Rosas. She married Jimmy Jacquez on July 3, 1958, in California and they shared their life for 41 years. She was a loving housewife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Jacquez was a very unique, loving person who enjoyed many of her evenings either playing bingo or spending quality time with the people she loved. Pallbearers will be Rudy Jacquez, Mando Jacquez, Bobbie Jacquez, Roland Jacquez, Steve Provencio and Fidel Jacquez. Mrs. Jacquez is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Jacquez of Silver City; her grandsons, Anthony Jacquez of Silver City, Jeremy Jacquez of Las Cruces, and Eddie Jacquez Jr. of Silver City; and a brother, Mario Perez of Acapulco, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Josephina Perez, and her son, Eddie Jacquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

JAMES: Eunice Hammer James died at her home in Silver City on Monday, July 17. She was 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haddon W. James. Mrs. James was born Feb. 15, 1907, in La Crosse, Wis. She moved with her family to Washington, Iowa, and received her primary education there. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and earned an art degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She came to Silver City in 1939 to teach art at the university. She is survived by two brothers, William E. Hammer of Sutherlin, Ore., and Robert O. Hammer of Washington, Iowa. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. One sister, Gertrude Eleanor Hammer Bailey, preceded her in death. She is remembered as a world traveler, art educator, and loving sister and aunt. Graveside services will be held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Thursday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Eunice James Memorial Fund at Western New Mexico University.

ALDERETTE: Daniel Alderette Jr., licensed chemical dependent counselor, born Sept. 27, 1928, in Silver City, died Friday, July 14, at his home in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 71 after a brief struggle with cancer. He completed theological studies in the Major Seminary at Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y., in 1957. He was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of El Paso, Texas. In his very active ministry, he served at St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Matthew's Church in El Paso, then in Lordsburg, where he led a building drive for the new St. Joseph's Church. He separated from active ministry, and following the death of his first wife he moved to San Antonio and married his wife of 24 years, Gloria Alderette. He worked successively as a substance abuse and dual diagnosis counselor, retiring from the outreach department of San Antonio State Hospital. Upon retirement, he became the clinical director of the Inman Christian Center, Inhalant Abuse Program. Upon retirement from that, he was contracted by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse as a self-employed outpatient counselor for adolescents in the Texas Youth Commission. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Alderette; their son, Jim Madrid, and daughters, Jessica and husband, George Zepeda, Robin Madrid, Marissa Madrid, and Amy and husband, Ken Ward; eight grandchildren, Kristina, Aaron, Erica, Amanda, Megan, Nicolas, Daniel and Jacob; a sister, Bette, and husband, Rudy Casolari, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and his brothers, Edward and wife, Carolyn Alderette, of San Antonio, Alex and wife, Josie Alderette, of El Paso, and Elmo Alderette of Las Cruces. A memorial service was held this morning at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Antonio. Father Paul Cleary officiated. His life in service of others speaks for itself. The family thanks the professional staff of Vitas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. Hillcrest Funeral Home of San Antonio was in charge of arrangements.

JACQUEZ: Norma P. Jacquez, 59, of Silver City passed away Sunday, July 16, with her husband, Jimmy, and grandson, Anthony, by her side, after a battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Tuesday at 6 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow at 7, with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the recitation of the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Jacquez was born April 24, 1941, in Solana Beach, Calif., to Josephina and Manuel Perez Rosas. She married Jimmy Jacquez on July 3, 1958, in California and they shared their life for 41 years. She was a loving housewife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Jacquez was a very unique, loving person who enjoyed many of her evenings either playing bingo or spending quality time with the people she loved. Pallbearers will be Rudy Jacquez, Mando Jacquez, Bobbie Jacquez, Roland Jacquez, Steve Provencio and Fidel Jacquez. Mrs. Jacquez is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Jacquez of Silver City; her grandsons, Anthony Jacquez of Silver City, Jeremy Jacquez of Las Cruces, and Eddie Jacquez Jr. of Silver City; and a brother, Mario Perez of Acapulco, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Josephina Perez, and her son, Eddie Jacquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ARELLANO: Agnes G. Arellano, 78, of Silver City entered eternal rest Saturday, July 8, at home with her family at her side. She was born June 17, 1922, to Patrick and Rufina Greeley, and was raised in Santa Rita. A loving mother, homemaker and friend to all, she will be greatly missed. A private vigil service with Father Dan Porter officiating and a Mass said by Father Marcos Reyna were held last week. She is survived by her longtime companion, Ramon R. Castillo; her sons, Jesus Arellano and wife, Maria, Patrick Castillo and wife, Joanne, and Ray Castillo and wife, Belinda, all of Silver City, and Virgil Castillo of Las Vegas, Nev.; and her daughters, Agnes Van Deusen and husband, Chuck, of Needles, Calif., Mary Thompson and Manuel Rivera of Silver City, and Lucy Cowan of Lawton, Okla. She is also survived by her sisters, Rosemary Herron of El Paso, Texas, Maggie Rodriguez of Santa Clara, Katherine Bustos of Torrance, Calif., and Annie Mae Sias of Hurley. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by Jesus V. Arellano, in 1959; her parents, Patrick and Rufina Greeley; and a brother, Pat Greeley. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City and Mimbres Crematory. Phone 388-2334.

CORDOVA: Jimmie D. Cordova, 68, of Hurley passed away Thursday, July 13, at his home with his family by his side after a nine-month battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Hurley to Juan T. Cordova and Juanita Duran. He lived in Hurley all of his life and retired in 1991 from Kennecott Copper Corp. and Phelps Dodge after 42 years as a crusher operator. He married Cora Baca on June 7, 1950, and they shared their life for 50 years. He was a hard worker and a man who always wanted his fam-ily to appreciate the simple things in life — the smell of rain, a starry night and the gift of life itself. Mr. Cor-dova was a certified pilot and one of his favorite pas-times was flying in his own private plane. Most of all, he enjoyed being around his family and taking long walks in the early morning. Memorial services for Mr. Cordova will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Nathan Cochran officiating. Cremation has taken place. He is survived by his wife, Cora, of the home; his daughters, Stella Gutierrez and husband, Rudy, of Bayard, and Jamie Cordova of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Danny Cordova of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his sisters, Emma Correa and husband, Willie, of Ba-yard, and Pat Baca and hus-band, Ron, of Bayard; his mother-in-law, Jessie Baca of Hurley; his sisters-in-law, Natalia Armijo and husband, Frank, of Palmdale, Calif., Vera Pino and husband, Pete, of Los Lunas, and Margaret Ludwig of Silver City; his uncle, Lorenzo Cordova, and wife, Licha, of Las Cruces; his grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Gutierrez, Jodena Sanchez and Joshua Gutierrez of Mesa, and Amy Gutierrez of Bayard; his great-grandchildren, Rudy Gutierrez and Xavier Gutierrez; and by his nieces and nephews, and a host of many friends, who will all miss him. He was preceded in death by his par-ents; his brother, Henry Cor-dova; and his sisters, Mary Young and Stella Cordova. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive, and Mimbres Crematory. Phone 388-2334.

SANCHEZ: Frank M. "Kiko" Sanchez, 80, of Bayard entered eternal rest Sunday, July 9, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sanchez was born April 22, 1920, in Faywood to Jesus and Josefa Sanchez. He loved to fish and camp, es-pecially with his children and grandchildren. He was a lifetime resident of the area and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mr. Sanchez retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a truck driver. Visitation for Mr. Sanchez will be from 3-7 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of the resurrection will be cele-brated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Burial and committal rites will fol-low at Hurley Cemetery. Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife, Soledad, of the home; his sons, Avelino Sanchez and wife, Bonnie, of Bayard, and Mark Sanchez and com-panion, Anissa Gonzales, of Hurley; and his daughters, Josie Elizalde and husband, Miguel, of Carlsbad, Rose-mary Sanchez and compan-ion, Ruben Garcia, of Hatch, and Teresa Madrid and com-panion, Bernie Marin, of Bayard. Mr. Sanchez is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends, who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Silverio Sanchez. Pallbearers for Mr. Sanchez will be Adam Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Daniel Madrid, Erik Madrid, Michael Dominguez and Robert Vil-lanueva. Honorary pallbear-ers are the grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

MORTON: Doyle Morton, 63, of Silver City entered into rest Tuesday, July 11, at Gila Regional Medical Cen-ter. He was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Clovis to John and Maggie Morton. The family will be accepting friends Friday at 9 in the morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will fol-low at 10 at Memory Lane Cemetery, with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating. Mr. Morton is survived by his fa-ther, John Henry Morton of Silver City; one daughter, Donna Morton of Ada, Okla.; and his sister, Carolyn Wooten, and her husband, Glen, of Hobbs. He was pre-ceded in death by his mother, Maggie Peacock Morton; a daughter, Judy Morton; two brothers, Orval and Johnnye Morton; and a sister, Bettye Crow. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

SANCHEZ: Frank M. "Kiko" Sanchez, 80, of Bayard entered eternal rest Sunday, July 9, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sanchez was born April 22, 1920, in Faywood to Jesus and Josefa Sanchez. He loved to fish and camp, especially with his children and grandchildren. He was a lifetime resident of the area and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mr. Sanchez retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a truck driver. Visitation for Mr. Sanchez will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of the resurrection will be cele-brated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Burial and committal rites will fol-low at Hurley Cemetery. Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife, Soledad, of the home; his sons, Avelino Sanchez and wife, Bonnie, of Bayard, and Mark Sanchez and companion, Anissa Gonzales, of Hurley; and his daughters, Josie Elizalde and husband, Miguel, of Carlsbad, Rosemary Sanchez and companion, Ruben Garcia, of Hatch, and Teresa Madrid and compan-ion, Bernie Marin, of Ba-yard. Mr. Sanchez is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends, who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Silverio Sanchez. Pallbearers for Mr. Sanchez will be Adam Sanchez, Mark Sanchez, Daniel Madrid, Erik Madrid, Michael Domginuez and Robert Villanueva. Honorary pallbearers are the grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

CARREON: Refugio "Cuca" Molina Carreon, 91, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Wednesday, July 5, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visit-ing hours are from 3-5 this afternoon at Baca's Fu-neral Chapels with the prayer vigil this evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at the church with the rite of committal and interment to follow at Mountain View Ceme-tery. Father David Bentley will officiate. She was born Nov. 4, 1908, in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, and married Je-sus Carreon in Columbus on March 4, 1924. They made their home in Colum-bus un-til his death in 1979 follow-ing his 30-year tenure as mayor. The couple owned the U.S. Mar-ket in Colum-bus. She moved in 1980 to Deming, where she was a communicant of the Catholic Church. Sur-vivors include a son, Louis, and wife, Gloria Carreon, of Deming; four daughters, Gloria and husband, Pedro Martinez, of Hurley, Alicia Turrieta of La Mi-rada, Calif., and Helen Chavez, and Olga and husband, Al-fredo Turrieta, of Deming; two broth-ers, Alberto and Jose Molina of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mex-ico; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Jesus Carreon; grandson, Gilbert Martinez; sister, Carmen A. La Triste; and brothers, Ra-mon, Jesus and Manuel A. La Triste. Pallbearers will be Richard and Alfonso Carreon Jr., Freddie Turrieta Jr., Manuel James and Manuel Chavez Jr., and David Carrillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Fu-neral Chapels of Deming.

GARCIA: Simon T. Garcia, 87, a lifelong resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Wednes-day, July 5, at the family home. Call-ing hours will be from 6-7 this evening at the Santa Clara Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will begin at 7, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be cele-brated Saturday at 10 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will fol-low at the Santa Clara Cemetery. He was born in Chiz, N.M., to Antonio Jose and Clara (Trujillo) Garcia on Oct. 28, 1912. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as a feeder in the smelter, and was a strong member of Steelworkers union Local 890. Mr. Garcia is survived by his loving wife, Juana (Escobedo) Garcia, of the family home; two sons, Silas Garcia and his wife, Genevieve, of Las Cruces, and Antonio J. Garcia and his wife, Barbara, of Albuquerque; two daughters, Rosalia Holguin and her husband, Alfonso Holguin Jr., of Deming, and Maria "Christy" Palomarez and her husband, Candy Palomarez, of Santa Clara; a brother, Jerry Gar-cia, and his wife, Valeria, of El Paso, Texas; and an aunt, Jose-fita Garcia of Las Cruces. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grand-children. Casket bearers will be Freddy Gallegos, David Gallegos, Steve Holguin, Richard Holguin, Eddie Gar-cia and Sammy Garcia. Honorary bearers are the rest of his grandchildren. En-trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

GARCIA: Simon T. Garcia, 87, a lifelong resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Wednes-day, July 5, at the family home. Call-ing hours will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will begin at 7, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be cele-brated Saturday at 10 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will fol-low at the Santa Clara Cemetery. He was born in Chiz, N.M., to Antonio Jose and Clara (Trujillo) Garcia on Oct. 28, 1912. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as a feeder in the smelter, and was a strong member of Steelworkers union Local 890. Mr. Garcia is survived by his loving wife, Juana (Escobedo) Garcia, of the family home; two sons, Silas Garcia and his wife, Genevieve, of Las Cruces, and Antonio J. Garcia and his wife, Barbara, of Albuquerque; two daughters, Rosalia Holguin and her husband, Alfonso Holguin Jr., of Deming, and Maria "Christy" Palomarez and her husband, Candy Palomarez, of Santa Clara; a brother, Jerry Gar-cia, and his wife, Valeria, of El Paso, Texas; and an aunt, Jose-fita Garcia of Las Cruces. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grand-children. Casket bearers will be Freddy Gallegos, David Gallegos, Steve Holguin, Richard Holguin, Eddie Gar-cia and Sammy Garcia. Honorary bearers are the rest of his grandchildren. En-trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

WILSON: Emma "Mama" Wil-son of Mimbres entered eternal rest Monday, July 3, in Alamosa, Colo., at the age of 82. She was born March 9, 1918, in Antonito, Colo., to Enos Ruybal and Maria DeLaLuz. She was an honorary member of the Mimbres Booster Club and the Upper Mimbres Volunteer Fire De-partment. She loved to play the slots and the game of "Jeopardy." She loved taking care of her yard in Mim-bres, but prized her roses the most. Most of all, she just loved being "Mama." Visita-tion will be from 4-7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Fellowship Church in Mimbres. Officiating will be the Wilson family. Music will be provided by Sandra Wilson and Cynthia Thompson, with a spe-cial solo by Nettie Hen-drickson. Inter-ment will fol-low at San Lorenzo Ceme-tery. Mama, You can rest in peace, dear mama, as daddy takes you by the hand, as side by side for-ever you'll walk the promise land I love you, mama, you know that. Sandra Mama, Your hands were the first I ever held, your hands guided me through life, I held your hands in death, and forever your hands will be with me. I love you. Dorothy She is survived by a son, Lonnie Lee Wilson, and wife, Vera, of Glendale, Ariz.; her daughters, Sandra Gwen Adams and hus-band, Jon, of Truth or Consequences, Dorothy Jean Taylor of Mimbres, and Brenda Joyce Thompson and husband, Wayne, of Hanover; her brother, Enos Ruybal, and wife, Lucinda of Antonito, Colo.; and her sister, Lucy Valdez of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; eight great-grand-children; three great-great-grand-children; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, who will all miss her dearly. Mrs. Wilson was preceded by her hus-band, Ben Orvil Wilson, in 1998; her sons, Benjamin Orvil and Richard Lloyd Wilson; a daughter, Laura Agness Bates; a sister, Della Rodrigues; a son-in-law, Hoyt "Shorty" Taylor; and grandchildren, Jon Douglas Adams and Benjamin David Adams. Pallbearers will be Thomas Wilson, Douglas Thompson, Steven Wilson, Jon Spiegel, Thomas Benjamin Wil-son, Hank Davis and Paul Spiegel. Honorary bearers are her granddaughters. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

HOGEBOOM: Charles Patrick Hogeboom II, 77, of Hurley passed away Tuesday, June 27, at his home. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Bright Fu-neral Home. The holy rosary will be recited at 7 this evening with Fa-ther Dan Porter officiating. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Fort Ba-yard National Cemetery with Chap-lain David Strain officiating. Mr. Hogeboom was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Key West, Fla. He was the son of Charles P. Hogeboom and Julia E. Roberts Hogeboom. Mr. Hogeboom was married to Betty Jean Conboy, who pre-ceded him in death Sept. 1, 1993. He is survived by two sons, Charles Patrick Hogeboom III of Manassas, Va., and Jon Michael Hogeboom of Hurley; two grandchildren, Charles Patrick Hogeboom IV of Fort Leonard, Wash., and Preston Hogeboom of Manassas; and one great-grandchild. Mr. Hogeboom served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a chemist from Kennecott. Pall-bearers for Mr. Hogeboom will be Leticia Obar, Annie Murphy, Eddie Peña, John Debraal, Raul Carreon and Karen DeGenevieve. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-ments.

CARREON: Refugio "Cuca" Molina Carreon, 91, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Wednesday, July 5, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visit-ing hours will be from 3-5 Friday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil that evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at the church with the rite of committal and interment to follow at Mountain View Ceme-tery. Father David Bentley will officiate. She was born Nov. 4, 1908, in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, and married Je-sus Carreon in Columbus on March 4, 1924. They made their home in Colum-bus until his death in 1979 following his 30-year tenure as mayor. The couple owned the U.S. Market in Colum-bus. She moved in 1980 to Deming, where she was a communicant of the Catholic Church. Sur-vivors include a son, Louis, and wife, Gloria Carreon, of Deming; four daughters, Gloria and husband, Pedro Martinez, of Hurley, Alicia Turrieta of La Mi-rada, Calif., and Helen Chavez, and Olga and husband, Al-fredo Turrieta, of Deming; two broth-ers, Alberto and Jose Molina of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mex-ico; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Jesus Carreon; grandson, Gilbert Martinez; sister, Carmen A. La Triste; and brothers, Ra-mon, Jesus and Manuel A. La Triste. Pallbearers will be Richard and Alfonso Carreon Jr., Freddie Turrieta Jr., Manuel James and Manuel Chavez Jr., and David Carrillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Fu-neral Chapels of Deming.

JAIME: Santiago "Woody" Jaime, 51, a lifetime Deming res-ident, passed away Monday, July 3, at his home. The prayer vigil will be held today at 7 in the evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at the church Fri-day morning at 10, followed by the rite of committal and inter-ment at Mountain View Ceme-tery. Father David Bentley will officiate. He was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Deming to Guadalupe Jaime and Anita Villegas, and was a 1967 graduate of Deming High School, where he excelled in Wildcat basketball. He at-tended New Mexico State Uni-versity and served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Herlinda Aranda on Jan. 20, 1973, in Deming, where they raised four daughters. Mr. Jaime was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church, where he was active with youth min-istries and was a member of the New Mex-ico Association of Counselors. His compas-sion for working with young people led to the founding of the Deming Youth Center. Surviving him are his wife, Her-linda Jaime, of the home; four daughters, Ann Marie and hus-band, Tom Mora, of Silver City, Isabel Marie Jaime and fiancé, Freddy Latham, of El Centro, Calif., and Teresa Ann and husband, Eric Villanueva, and Glo-ria Elena Jaime of Deming; mother, Anita Jaime of Deming; five brothers, Lupe Jaime of Alamogordo, Ruben and wife, Gloria Jaime, of Silver City, Mike and wife, Joyce Jaime, of Albuquerque, and Rudy and wife, Mary Jaime, and John and wife, Lupe Wheeler, of Deming; two sisters, Pat and husband, Manuel Rabelo, of Deming, and Socorro and husband, Alfred Pettis, of Elgin, Texas; and five grandchildren, Alexa and Shane Mora, Austin and Dilyne Latham, Anita Jaime and Trey Vil-lanueva. He was preceded in death by his fa-ther, Guadalupe Jaime, on June 18, 1968. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memori-als in his memory to Mim-bres Valley Hospice, 501 W. Pine, Deming. Serving as pallbearers will be his broth-ers, Lupe, Ruben, Mike and Rudy Jaime, and John Wheeler, and longtime friend, Fer-nando Hol-guin Sr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

BRIGHT: John David "J.D." Bright, 89, of Silver City passed away Monday, July 3, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will be in Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Mr. Bright was born Feb. 6, 1911, in Jeraldstown, Tenn. He was the son of Harry Earl Bright and Jessie Rush Bright. He married Mabel Elizabeth Bright on June 30, 1939, in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Bright is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mabel; two sons, Harry H. Bright and his wife, Linda, of Silver City, and John B. Bright and his wife, Molly, of Big Spring, Texas; five grandchildren; one sister, Mary Nell Shanks of Kingsport, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Luke R. Bright; and two sisters, Dorothy Brandon and Frances Bright. Mr. Bright grew up in Greenville, Tenn., and graduated from Jeraldstown High School. After high school, he moved to Buckhorn, where he lived with his uncle, Col. Ober Bright, and worked for the Moon Ranch as a cowboy. He later moved to Lancaster, Calif., where in the summer months he would work on an alfalfa ranch. In the winter, he would go back to Greenville, and work for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. In 1950, he moved with his family to Cliff, where he owned and operated a cattle and alfalfa ranch. Mr. Bright also owned and operated a school bus, which routed to Cliff through Dry Creek, and from U.S. 180 to Mule Creek. In 1967, Mr. Bright built the Riverside Meat Market in Riverside, and operated it for five years. In 1975, he sold his business and retired, and moved to Greenville, where he lived until 1997, at which time he moved back to Silver City. Mr. Bright was a mem-ber of the Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chuckey, Tenn., where he served as assistant supervisor of Sunday schools. He enjoyed sports and had a special passion for baseball. Mr. Bright had a great sense of humor and never met a person he did not like. He was a loving and kind person, and he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HOGEBOOM: Charles Patrick Hogeboom II, 77, of Hurley passed away Tuesday, June 27, at his home. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home. The holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday with Father Dan Porter officiating. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Mr. Hogeboom was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Key West, Fla. He was the son of Charles P. Hogeboom and Julia E. Roberts Hogeboom. Mr. Hogeboom was married to Betty Jean Conboy, who preceded him in death Sept. 1, 1993. He is survived by two sons, Charles Patrick Hogeboom III of Manassas, Va., and Jon Michael Hogeboom of Hurley; two grandchildren, Charles Patrick Hogeboom IV of Fort Leonard, Wash., and Preston Hogeboom of Manassas; and one great-grandchild. Mr. Hogeboom served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a chemist from Kennecott. Pallbearers for Mr. Hogeboom will be Leticia Obar, Annie Murphy, Eddie Peña, John Debraal, Raul Carreon and Karen DeGenevieve. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THACKER: Nancy Faye Thacker, 57, a lifelong resident of Cliff, went to be with her Lord the morning of Sunday, July 2, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Thacker will lie in state Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at Gila Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 10 with the Rev. Walter Huber officiating. Interment will follow in Mesa Cemetery. Mrs. Thacker was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Silver City, the daughter of Galen Williams and Faye Dickerson Williams. She married Jerry Thacker on June 12, 1968, in Silver City. Mrs. Thacker is survived by her husband, Jerry, one son, Larry Jay Smith, her father, Galen "Chester" Williams, one brother, Wilson Williams, and one sister, Wanda Wood, all of Cliff; and nu-merous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thacker was preceded in death by her mother, Faye Williams; one son, David Keith Smith; and one sister, Shirley Kartchner. She grew up in and attended schools in Cliff. Mrs. Thacker was a member of the Gila Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed oil painting, quilting and ce-ram-ics, and giving her works as gifts to her family mem-bers. Mrs. Thacker loved working in her vegetable gar-den, canning and sharing her canned goods with her fam-ily. She dearly loved her miniature doll house that had been made by a friend. She made many of the furniture items that furnished the in-side, finishing them all with loving care. She was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Pallbearers for Mrs. Thacker's service will be Charlie Thacker, Jim Rogers, Robbie Birch, Jerry Woodrow, Fabian Miranda and Bill Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Upton, Jerry McBride and Charles Pearcy. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THACKER: Nancy Faye Thacker, 57, a lifelong resident of Cliff, went to be with her Lord the morning of Sunday, July 2, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Thacker will lie in state Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at Gila Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 10 with the Rev. Walter Huber officiating. Interment will follow in Mesa Cemetery. Mrs. Thacker was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Silver City, the daughter of Galen Williams and Faye Dickerson Williams. She married Jerry Thacker on June 12, 1968, in Silver City. Mrs. Thacker is survived by her husband, Jerry, one son, Larry Jay Smith, her father, Galen "Chester" Williams, one brother, Wilson Williams, and one sister, Wanda Wood, all of Cliff; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thacker was preceded in death by her mother, Faye Williams; one son, David Keith Smith; and one sister, Shirley Kartchner. She grew up in and attended schools in Cliff. Mrs. Thacker was a member of the Gila Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed oil painting, quilting and ceramics, and giving her works as gifts to her family members. Mrs. Thacker loved working in her vegetable garden, canning and sharing her canned goods with her family. She dearly loved her miniature doll house that had been made by a friend. She made many of the furniture items that furnished the inside, finishing them all with loving care. She was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Pallbearers for Mrs. Thacker's service will be Charlie Thacker, Jim Rogers, Robbie Birch, Jerry Woodrow, Fabian Miranda and Bill Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Upton, Jerry McBride and Charles Pearcy. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GARCIA: Emilia Ramirez Garcia, 87, of Hurley entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 28, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1913, in Fierro to Arcadio Ramirez and Urbana Lucero. She spent her childhood in the Fierro area before moving to the Hurley area in 1936. Mrs. Garcia was a homemaker. She kept the home together for her husband, Arturo S. Garcia, who preceded her in death in 1993, and their children. She loved to cook for the grandchildren and others, who looked forward to her chicken tacos, and her apple and apricot pies and turnovers. Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels and from 6-7 p.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, where a vigil service followed at 7 p.m. Mass of the resurrection was to be celebrated at 10 this morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Committal rites and burial followed at Hurley Cemetery. Father Dan Porter officiated at all services. Mrs. Garcia is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Gutierrez and her husband, Joe, of Hurley, and Grace Bustillos and her husband, Gabriel, of Lemon Grove, Calif.; and her special grandchildren, Joe Gutierrez Jr. and his wife, Merlinda, of Hurley, Gilbert Gutierrez of Silver City, Arthur J. Gutierrez and his wife, Rosemary, of Fort Bayard, Gabriel Sean Bustillos of San Diego, and Victoria Bustillos, also of San Diego. She also is survived by her very special great-grandchildren, Arlene Spurgeon and her husband, Chet, of Hurley, Arthur John Gutierrez Jr. of Fort Bayard, Jennifer Gutierrez of Fort Bayard, Javier Gutierrez of Fort Bayard and Leanne Gutierrez of Hurley; and by many nieces, nephews and friends, who along with the family will miss her dearly. Mrs. Garcia is preceded in death by her brothers, Ramon, Agustin, Frutuso and Jose Ramirez, and her sisters, Urban Laba, Frances Gonzales and Maria Duran. Pallbearers were Joe G. Gutierrez, Gilbert Gutierrez, Arthur Gutierrez, Gabriel Bustillos, Arthur John Gutierrez and Manuel Dominguez. Honorary bearers were her nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, US 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ROBERTS: Willie H. Roberts, 85, of El Paso, Texas, passed away Friday, June 30, at his home. He was born July 18, 1912, in McCool, Miss., to Emmett B. Roberts and Annie C. Veal. He was a graduate of New Mexico State University in education and retired from the Ysleta Independent School District as a teacher. Mr. Roberts returned to El Paso in 1998 after living in Silver City for 18 years. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in the European Theater. He was also a member of American Legion Allingham Golding Post No. 18. He loved fishing and camping with his family. He loved woodworking and was an avid reader. A graveside service with military honors was to be held at 1 p.m. today at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Chaplain David Strain and the Rev. Al Robinson of El Paso officiated. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Indian Hills Baptists Church on U.S. 180 East in Silver City. The Rev. David Prell will officiate. Another memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Temple in El Paso. The Rev. Carl Chitwood will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Marie J. Roberts, of the home; a son, William H. Roberts, and wife, Phyllis, of Las Cruces; and daughters, Julia Anne Sherrell and husband, Paul, of Silver City, Amanda Lynn Sanderson and husband, Harold, of Poquosan, Va., and Lois Ellen Tveito and husband, Jay, of El Paso. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; three nieces and nephews; an extended family of children and grandchildren; and many friends, who will all greatly miss him. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grijalva-Harvey Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, in care of retired Capt. Victor Moitoret, 3812 Tom Lyons Drive, Silver City, NM 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

SHEPARD: Mildred J. Shepard, 76, of Hurley passed away Monday, June 26, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 1, 1924, in McMinville, Ore., to Leslie E. Dodson and Mildred Hayes. She was a longtime resident of Alaska before moving to Colorado and then to Hurley, where she lived for 12 years. She was a retired high school teacher and loved to knit, crochet and cook. Cremation has taken place and no local services are planned at this time. She will be taken to Vancouver, Wash., to be laid to rest next to her parents. She is survived by her sons, Patrick Anderson of Dale City, Calif., and Christopher Hamilton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Leslie Davis, and husband, Gerald, of Silver City; and grandchildren, Rebecca Davis and Andrew Davis of Vancouver. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Grant County Unit, P.O. Box 1943, Silver City, NM 88062. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory. Phone 388-2334.

FLORES: Antonio M. "Tony" Flores, 89, a lifelong resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Thursday, June 29, at the family home. Calling hours will be from 5-7 today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 2 in the afternoon at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. He was born to Jesus and Maria (Martinez) Flores on Jan. 7, 1911, at Zacatecas, Mexico. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and was instrumental in organizing the union at Chino Mines. Mr. Flores is survived by four sons, Oscar T. Flores and his wife, Mary, of Lordsburg, Edward Antonio Flores and his wife, Margaret, of Las Cruces, Caesar M. Flores and his wife, Dolores, of Silver City, and Michael D. Flores of Silver City; a daughter, Olga P. Flores of Bayard; two broth-ers, Pat M. Flores and his wife, Mary, and Joe M. Flores and his wife, Frances, of Tucson, Ariz.; and two sis-ters, Dolores Emmons, and Anselma Galvan and her husband, Juan, of Tucson. He is also survived by his special nieces, Susie Lue-vano and her husband, Ar-mando, and Vangie Alvarez; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his par-ents; his wife, Magdalena Flores; a daughter, Olivia F. Copprell; three brothers; and one sister. Casket bearers will be Danny Flores, Oscar M. Flo-res, Dennis Flores, Shawn E. Graham, Eric Es-cobar and Patrick Flores. Honorary bearers are the rest of his grandchildren and brothers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

GARCIA: Emilia Ramirez Garcia, 87, of Hurley entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 28, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1913, in Fierro to Arcadio Ramirez and Urbana Lucero. She spent her childhood in the Fierro area before moving to the Hurley area in 1936. Mrs. Garcia was a homemaker. She kept the home together for her husband, Arturo S. Garcia, who preceded her in death in 1993, and their children. She loved to cook for the grandchildren and others, who looked forward to her chicken tacos, and her apple and apricot pies and turnovers. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels and from 6-7 p.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Committal rites and burial will follow at Hurley Cemetery. Father Dan Porter will officiate at all services. Mrs. Garcia is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Gutierrez and her husband, Joe, of Hurley, and Grace Bustil-los and her husband, Gabriel, of Lemon Grove, Calif.; and her special grandchildren, Joe Gutierrez Jr. and his wife, Merlinda, of Hurley, Gilbert Gutierrez of Silver City, Arthur J. Gutierrez and his wife, Rosemary, of Fort Bayard, and Gabriel Sean Bustillos of San Diego. She also is survived by her very special great-grandchildren, Arlene Spurgeon and her husband, Chet, of Hur-ley, Arthur John Gutierrez Jr. of Fort Bayard, Jennifer Gutierrez of Fort Bayard, Javier Gutierrez of Fort Ba-yard and Leanne Gutierrez of Hurley; and by many nieces, nephews and friends, who along with the family will miss her dearly. Mrs. Garcia is preceded in death by her brothers, Ramon, Agustin, Frutuso and Jose Ramirez, and her sisters, Ur-bana Laba, Frances Gon-za-lez and Maria Duran. Pallbearers will be Joe G. Gutierrez, Gilbert Gutierrez, Arthur Gutierrez, Gabriel Bustillos, Arthur John Gutierrez and Manuel Dominguez. Honorary bearers are her nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.


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