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BABCOCK: Thomas Forrest Babcock, 68, a resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest Monday, Sept. 7, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 16, 1930, in Gleeson, Ariz., to Charles C. and Ruby (Harvey) Babcock. He was a mechanical engineer with Phelps dodge
Corp. until his retirement in 1993. He will be remembered as having a fabulous imagination for storytelling. He was a person who was liked by everyone the moment they met him and in return saw the good in the people he met as he traveled all over the country. In his travels he never met a stranger. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, flying, and digging with his Caterpillar. He is survived by his wife, Betty Babcock of Hurley; three sons, Galen Babcock and his fiancée, Carolyn, of Lake Charles, La., Bryon Hendrix and his wife, Gina, of Phoenix, and Brian Babcock; two daughters, Gina Babcock, and Brenda Hendrix Laughlin and her husband, Tom, of Tulsa, Okla.; a nephew, Bob Babcock, and his wife, Deb, of Sulphur, La.; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Jim Wolfer of Tucson Ariz., and Jerry Wolfer and his wife, Luella, of Denver; and special friends, Paul Martinez and his wife, Annie, Robbie Robertson and his wife, Anita, Annie Montano, Carrie Brown, Jack Johnson and his wife, Frankie, Ken Grant and his wife, Julie, and the Harris family. Cremation has taken place by Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Family and friends held private memorial service. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

BARBUTO: Mr. and Mrs.J.A.Boyd received word of the death, as the result of a heart attack, on March 20, of their son-in-law Capt. Joseph J. Barbuto Jr. 35, Elgin Air Base Fla. He died in the base hospital following a heart attack at his home during the night. Capt. Barbuto was at one time stationed in Deming.


BACA: Amelia Parra Baca, 77, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Sunday, Jan. Ii, at her home. She was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Fierro to Jose and Francisca Loera Parra. She had been a Las Cruces resident for 40 years, going there from Fierro, where she worked as a postmistress. She was a member of Our Lady of Health Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Juan D. Baca o• Las Cruces; three brothers, Eloy Parra and his wife, Minnie, of Silver City, Ernesto Parra and his wife, Lillian, of Pasco, Wash., and Samuel Parra of Santa Fe; and one sister, Lilia Gonzales of Bayard. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents and a sister, Emma Martinez, preceded her in death. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces with the Rev. Narciso Rivera officiating. A graveside service with internment of cremains will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.
Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory."


BACA: Andrea Madrid Baca, 71, died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Hurley and a communicant of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Wilfrano Baca of Honey; a daughter, Aurora Carrasco of Socorro a son, Rudy Baca of El Paso, Texas two sisters, Adelina Lopez and Stella Carreon of Hurley two brothers, Fidel Madrid Jr. of Hurley and Raymond Madrid of Juarez, Mexico; seven grandchildren Rudolph Dean Baca, Gerald Baca, Crystal Sanchez, Paul Baca, Malisha Majalca, who made her home with and was raised by Mrs. Baca, Wilfred Baca, Trixie Majalca; and four great-grandchildren. Rosary will he recited at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection will he celebrated at 10 am. Monday with the Rev Binito Suen officiating Services will be held at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Hurley cemetery.


BACA: Edward C. Baca, 73, a retired Fort Bayard employee who had resided in Central 34 years, died Sunday at the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Bayard.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara Baca, of Central; two sons, Randall Baca of Whittier, Calif., and Tomas of Albuquerque; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Rodriguez of Norwalk, Calif., and Mrs. Ella Armijo of Fullerton, Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and three sisters. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central by the Rev. Fr. Casmir Petraukas. Burial was in the Fort Bayard cemetery.


BACA: Elsie M. Baca, 56, of Oxnard, CA., passed away Wednesday, Oct.21, at. her residence. Mrs. Baca was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Silver City. She had been a California resident for 28 years. She was a nutritionist for Oxnard. Unified School District and was a member of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mother, Gumersincla Sallard; a sister, Dolores Morales; and a brother, Pete Ybarra, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 43 1/2 years, Vidal Baca of Oxnard; her daughters,, Debra (husband Rick)Pankey of Carleton, Mich., and Doreen (husband Ray) Salinas of Oxnard;, brother Thomas Baca of Ventura,Calif.; her grandchildren, Benjamin Pankey of Monroe, Mich., James Pankey of Newport, Mich., Candace Baca and, Samuel Baca Jr. of Receda, Calif., and Nicole Baca of Ventura; and her great-grandchildren, Eric Pankey and Shaeahn Pankey of Monroe, Benjamin Pankey Jr. of Oxnard and Alexis Elisa of Newport. “Mama, God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, ‘Come with me.’ With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and, saw you fade ‘away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking, hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best.” The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at. 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver with Father John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery.


BACA: Genoveba M Baca, Died Saturday in Silver City. She was born in Mimbres and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mrs. Baca spent most of her time making a good home for her family. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mrs. Baca is survived by her husband, Jose Baca of Bayard; four daughters; Sally Morales of Silver city Dora Brewer of Anaheim Calif., Helen B. Londonado of Roseburg, and Rosa Duarte of Westminster, CA; two sons. Merejildo Baca of Central, and Richard Baca of Bayard a sister, Louisa Ortiz of Central; a brother Lucio Marquez of Central; 6 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. A daughter Adelina B Martinez on Nov 27, 1984 and a sister Julia M Castillo preceded her in death on Nov 13 1985. Rosary recitation will be at 7pm at Our Lady of Fatima in Bayard. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated with the Rev Thomas Perez at 10am Tuesday. Internment will follow in the Central cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Louis Duarte, Eddie Baca Sr., Frankie Morales, Eddie Baca Jr, Tom clay II, and David Madrid. Honorary pallbearers will be James Brewer, Michael Baca, Travis Brewer, Jonnie F Maldonado Jr, Richard Maldonado and Steve Morales. Wheeler was in charge.


BACA: Julio Baca, 64, of Silver City, died Monday, following a heart attack at his home, 12110 Main St. Rosary services were held Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Cox mortuary-.chapel. Mass was said at 9 am. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church followed by burial the Catholic cemetery.. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Josefa A. Baca; four sons, Albert, Tommy, Ben and Julian; five daughters, Mrs. Amelia Salaya, Mrs. Juira Silva, Mary and Josey Baca, Silver City Mrs. Maud Orozco, Bayard; a brother, Eluterio Baca Longdale, CA and 14 grandchildren.


BACA: Mary Carbajal Baca, 62,a resident of Hurley, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation was held at 6 Monday evening at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, where the prayer vigil was held at 7. The funeral liturgy was to be celebrated there this morning at 10 with Father Ray Jackson officiating. The rite of committal and interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. She was born Oct. 3., 1935, in Silver City to Pedro Carbajal and Angela Gomez. She attended Grant County schools and married A.J. “George” Baca. She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed sewing and cooking. Mrs. Baca was an active member of the Infant Jesus Parish and was Cursillista. Survivors include three sons, Joe Baca and his wife, Lisa, of Roswell, Ray Baca and his wife, Patsy, of Hurley, and Frank Baca and his wife, Anita of Mission, SD; three daughters, Lupe Gutierrez of Bernalillo, Susie Armendariz and her husband, Mike, of Bayard, and Lucy Montoya and her husband, Robert, of Tyrone; five brothers, Nacho Carbajal of Silver City, Ray Carbajal of Riverside, Calif., Frank Carbajal of Bayard, Felix Carbajal of Albuquerque, and Albert Carbajal of Pueblo, Colo.~ one sister, Angie Carbajal of Tucson, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her parents, Pedro and Angela Carbajal; a sister, Lucy Udero, in 1980; her husband, A.J. “George” Baca, in 1995; and brothers, Pete and Johnny Carbajal, in 1995, and Rudy Carbajal preceded her in death, in 1996. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Mike and Buddy Baca, Eric and Kevin Gutierrez, and Anthony and Gabriel ~Armendariz. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 at Delk Drive, Silver City.


BACA: Death last Friday at her home in Silver City claimed Mrs. Ignavia Baca, 88. She had resided in Grant County many years. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 9 am Tuesday in Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Burial took place in the Central cemetery.
Survivors are two sons, Jose D. Baca, Santa Ana, Calif., and Vincente Padilla, Silver City; three daughters, Pauline Baca, Silver City; Mrs. Juan Gonzalez, Central: Mrs. Jose Atencio, Hatch; 13 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren."

BACA: Word was received this week of the death of Mrs. Maria L. Baca in Wilmington,’ Ca. She was 78 years of age and had resided in Grant County since 1920. Her husband Dolores Baca; two sons, Wolfredo L Baca of Hurley and Edward Baca of Deming; two daughters, Josephine B Dominguez of Silver Bell Az and Solledad B Delgado of Willmington Ca, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, survive her.

BACA: Mrs. Maxina Baca, 66, died at her home on Corbin and Market Sts. Thursday night after a short illness. The deceased was born in Guadalcaesar, State of San Luis Potasi, Mexico. She lived in Silver City for the past 45 years. Her only survivor is her husband,
Ramon M. Baca. Rosary services were held Saturday night at Cox Mortuary. Mass was held Monday morning and she was buried Monday afternoon at the Catholic cemetery."

BACA: Ramon T. Baca, a veteran of World War I and life-long resident of Silver City, died Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Santa Rita Catholic Church in Deming. Following mass, burial was in the Deming cemetery.
Surviving, are his wife, Mrs. Ramona Baca, nine sons, Alfred, Tom, Eddie, Gene, Porfirio, Joe Elfego, Jesus and Ramon and three daughters, Carolina Garcia, Maria Torres and Margaret Baca:

BACA: Alejandro Baca, 54, formally of Faywood, died Friday in Tulare, Calif. Mr. Baca is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Tulare; two daughters, Janie Ozuna of San Diego, Calif., and Ellen Russell of Holland; three grandchildren; his mother, Maria D. Baca of Bayard, two brothers, Jenaro Baca of Faywood and Roberto Baca of Albuquerque; and three sisters, Andrea Aguilar and Herminia Baca of Whittier, Calif., and Elosia Madrid of Bayard. His father, Cipriano Baca in 1964; brothers Salvador Baca in 1946, and Luis Baca in 1969; and a son, Alejandro Jr., preceded him in death in 1980. Graveside services will be held in Tulare Wednesday at 2 p.m.


BACA: Amelia R. Baca, 60, died Sunday, January 21, in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Baca was born in Gila and was a long time resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband Tomas A. Baca,three daughters, Mrs. Manuela Jankins of Lansing, Michigan, Mrs. Irene Betancur of Alamogordo, Mrs. Florence Armendariz of Clovis, two sons, Fred Baca of Silver City and John Baca of Alamogordo, Also surviving
Baca: Antonio Jorge "George" Baca of Hurley entered into rest Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1936 in Hurley and had been a lifetime Grant County resident. Mr. Baca was a smelter mechanic at Chino Mines, where he had been employed since 1954. He was a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley. He was a lector and was involved with the choir. Mr. Baca was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Bayard and was a Cursillista. Calling hours are from 3-5 this afternoon in Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held tonight at seven at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, where the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The rite of committal and burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. The Rev. John Jusseaume will officiate at all services. Survivors include his wife, Mary C. Baca of Hurley; three sons, Joe Baca and his wife, Lisa of Roswell, Ray Baca and his wife, Patsy of Hurley, and Frank Baca and his wife, Anita of Highmore, S.D.; three daughters, Lupe Gutierrez and her husband, Thomas of Rio Rancho, Susie Armendariz and her husband, Michael of Bayard, and Lucy Baca of Hurley; and 16 grandchildren, Adrienne Harvey and her husband, Chad, Mike Baca, Nicole Baca, Buddy Baca, Michelle Baca, Elizabeth Baca, Johnnie Baca, Frankie Baca, Eric Gutierrez, Kevin Gutierrez, Brian Gutierrez, Jacob Gutierrez, Anthony Armendariz, Monica Armendariz, Gabriel Armendariz and Amy Armendariz. His parents, Frank T. Baca on Nov. 2, 1965 and Paula C. Baca on April 14, 1979, preceded him in death. Casket bearers will be Mike Baca, Eric Gutierrez, Anthony Armendariz, Johnny Cardoza, Frank Carbajal Sr., Genaro Baca, Ray Apodaca and Willie Zapata. Honorary bearers are all his relatives, compadres and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


Baca: Cornelio Candelaria Baca, 71, a longtime resident of Central, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation began at 2 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the vigil service will be held there this evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. The Rev. Mike Lindsay, pastor, will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran’s honors according by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. He was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Monticello and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a heavy-machine gunner in Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Europe. Mr. Baca married Pia Maria Gavaldon in 1946 and moved to Grant County in 1947. He was employed as a lead repairman at Chino Mines for 35 years. He retired in 1977 and was a member of the Santa Clara Parish. Survivors include his wife, Pia Baca, of the home, two sons, Vivian Baca and his wife, Darlene, of Gallup, and Richard Baca and his wife, Lola, of Albuquerque; two daughters, Clara of Albuquerque and Annie Baca of Central; a brother, Tommy Baca of Albuquerque; eight grandchildren, Vicky and Frank Gaona III, Veronica Martinez, Freddy, Anita Marie, Denise and Cheryl Allan Baca, and Apache Bill Young; and two great grandchildren, Sammy and Samantha Zamora. Pallbearers will be Frank Gaona II, Frank Gaona III, Apache Bill Young, Freddy Baca, Isidro Lucero and George Bierner. Honorary bearers named are Larry Gurule and Tony Luna. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City.


BACA: W.L. Baca, resident of Hurley, was advised this week of the death of his father, Dolores Baca, 89, in Wilmington, Calif. The deceased formerly lived in Bayard where he was a carpenter, retiring some years ago.


BACA: Elauterio Baca, a former resident of Silver City, passed away June 19 in San Jacinto, Calif. He was born Sept. 6, 1909 to Torivio and Florencia M. Baca. He was a loving father, grandfather and uncle. He loved music and played the harmonica, violin, guitar and other instruments. He is survived by his son, Ted Baca and his wife, Dolores, of Temecula, Calif.; and three grandsons and their wives, a granddaughter and her husband, and seven great-grandchildren, all of California. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Silver City and California also survive him. His wife of 50 years, Jewell G. Baca, in February 1981; two brothers, Ramon and Julio; and a sister, Francisca, all of Silver City, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in Hemet, Calif., June 23.

BACA: Elena Dominguez Baca, 79, a lifelong Grant County resident, died Friday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 15, 1909 in Swartz to two of New Mexico's pioneer families which homesteaded in the Mimbres Valley--the Dominguez and Swartz families. She was a homemaker until her illness prevented it and she spent the last several years in the Homestead Rest Home. She was a member of San Jose Catholic Church of Faywood and the Apostleship of Prayer. Calling hours at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel in Silver City will be from 2-9 p.m. today where rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal, Order of Augustinian Recollect, officiating. Calling hours at Baca's Funeral Chapel in Deming will be from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming with the Rev. Francisco Irisarri, O.A.R., officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be concelebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez and his brother priests concelebrating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Survivors include her husband, Eduardo, of Faywood; five sons, Adan of Deming, Ramon of Faywood, and Julian, Fernando "Buddy" and the Honorable Sam Baca of Deming; one daughter, Nora Baca of Deming; four brothers, Valentine Dominguez of Faywood, George Dominguez of Bayard, and Joe and Tom Dominguez of Deming; five sisters, Camilla Lucero, Alberta Galindo and Mary Lozano of Deming, Eva Ortega of Selma, Calif., and Georgia Cortez of Los Angeles, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Casket bearers will be her grandsons and honorary bearers will be Manuel Carrillo, Joe B. Dominguez, Dr. George W. O'Sullivan and Angel Zuniga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Georgia Dominguez; by two brothers, Juan and Ramon Dominguez; and one sister, Rosie Lucero. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


Baca: Eugene Baca, 61, a resident of Silver City, died Friday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


Baca: Florencia M. Baca, 88, a life-long resident of Silver City died at her home Saturday. Two sons, Julio and Elauterio of Silver City; 17 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren survive her.


BACA: Greg Baca, 28, of Bayard died March 6. He was born June 4,1953 in Silver City, the son of Frank and Lydia Perez Baca, and lived in the Silver City area all of his life. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. His parents of Bayard; his grandmother, Genevieve Baca of Deming; two sisters, Pamela Baca of Cloudcroft and Michelle Baca of Bayard; two brothers, Elmo Baca of Joseph City, Ariz. and Jerry Baca of T or C; several aunts and uncles survive him. Rosary was recited March 8 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on March 9. Burial followed in the Hurley Cemetery, both services under the direction of Rev. Fr. Estevan Lopez. Serving as pallbearers were Abie Parra, Jr., Eloy Norero, Manuel Maldonado, Frank Ornelas, Gary Ortega and Frank Godoy. The family requests that friends who wish may donate to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BACA: Jose Domingo Baca, 84, longtime Grant County resident, died Wednesday morning in Fountain Valley, Calif. He was born June 15, 1903 in Sierra County and was retired from Kennecott Corp. where he worked more than 37 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Calling hours will begin at 2 this afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be there at 7 this evening. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. The Augustinian Recollects will officiate. Survivors include two sons, Richard Baca of Bayard and Merejildo Baca of Central; four daughters, Rosa Duarte of San Bernardino, Calif., Helen Maldonado of Roseburg, Ore., Dora Brewer of Santa Ana, Calif., and Sally Morales of Silver City; a sister, Paulita Baca of Silver City; 27 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. His wife, Genoveva, in 1985, and a daughter, Adelina Martinez, preceded him in death in 1984. Casket bearers will be Frankie Morales, Luis Duarte, Richard and Eddie Baca, and James and Travis Brewer. Honorary bearers listed are Stevie Morales, Rudy Martinez, and Johnny and Richard Maldonado. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BACA: Josefa A. Baca, 92, died Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Baca was born March 19, 1898 in El Paso Texas to Cleofas Sanchez Arroyo and Monico Arroyo. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Grant County and all of the children still live in the area. She was a parishioner of St. Vincent's Catholic Church and active in senior citizens activities in Silver City. Services were held today in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with concluding services in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Rod Nichols officiated. Survivors are four sons, Julian, Ben, Tommy and Albert Baca; five daughters, Nellie Leyba, Esperanza Silva, Mary Chavez, Josie Madrid and Frances Orosco; three sisters, Angelita Duarte, Paula Arroyos and Tillie Rangel; twenty four grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Julio Baca, preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1959. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BACA: Juan D. Baca, 80, died this morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was a resident of Hurley. Services are pending at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BACA: Maria C. Baca, 81, a resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Baca was born Sept. 24, 1913, in Dwyer to Juan M. and Mercedes Regalado Chacon. She was a homemaker and a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. She is Survived by five sons, Ramon Baca and his wife, Carmen, of Faywood, Vidal Baca Jr. and his wife, Elsie, of Oxnard, Calif., Reynaldo Baca of Silver City Jimmy Baca and His wife, Della, of Hurley, and Elfego Baca and his wife, Sally, of Silver City; four daughters, Magdalena B. Castorena of Alamogordo, Julia Hernandez of Carson, Calif., Corina Chavez and her husband, Joe, of Silver City, and Gloria Corral her husband Bobby, also of Silver City; two brothers, Ramon R. Chacon of Central and Abran R. Chacon of Faywood; three sisters, Manuela Carrillo of Faywood, Elvira Ramirez of Anaheim, Calif., and Frances Pena of Faywood; 43 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded into death in October of last year by her husband of 62 years, Vidal M. Baca. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the rosary at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The mass of resurrection will be celebrated at 10 in the morning Friday at San Jose Catholic Church in Faywood with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at the Faywood Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Joel Alarcon, Manuel B. Hernandez, Eddie Corral, Ronnie Baca, Tim Baca, Gary Molano and Bill Castorena. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

BACA: Maria Dominguez Baca, 92, a former Faywood resident, passed away Tuesday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation was to begin at 2 this afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming with the prayer vigil following there at 7. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at San Jose Catholic Church in Dwyer with the Rev. Dan Porter officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at the Dwyer Cemetery. She was born Aug. 5, 1905, in San Lorenzo to Valentine Dominguez and Rafaela Marquez. On Nov 4, 1925 she married Cipriano Baca. She was a homemaker and a communicant of the Catholic Church. She passed away on her 72nd wedding anniversary. Survivors include two sons, Genaro Baca and his wife, Nellie, of Dwyer, and Roberto Baca and his wife, Dolores, of Albuquerque; three daughters, Andrea Aguilar and her husband, Ernesto, of Whittier, Calif., Eloisa Madrid and her husband, Paul, of Bayard, and Herminia “Minnie” Strickland and her husband, Norm, of Apollo, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special friends, Cecilia Serna, Gloria Mudge and Glenna Hobbs. Her husband, Cipriano T. Baca; three sons, Salvador, Luis and Alejandro Baca; a grandson, Alex Baca Jr.; and one great-grandson, Jude Sierra, preceded her in death. Serving as pallbearers will be Bernardo Chavira, Rudy Dominguez, Ray Dominguez, Benny Madrid, Robert S. Baca and Arturo Aguilar. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.


BACA: Paula P. Baca, 87, died Sunday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Jan. 26, 1901, in New Mexico and had been a long-time resident of Grant County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Calling hours will be from 5-9 this evening in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City with Oscar Davis presiding. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are numerous nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Jose D. Baca and Vicente Baca, and a sister, Gregoria Gonzales, preceded her in death. Casket bearers will be Nach Morales, Ted Brewer, Lalo Peru, Richard Baca, Travis Brewer Jr. and Eddie Baca. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BACA: Ramon Baca, 54, died Monday of last week in El Paso. He had been a lifetime resident of Silver City and was formerly employed by J.J. Robertson, plumber. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. T.S. Baca and two brothers, Julio and Eluterio, all of Silver City. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at seven o'clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Mass was held at nine o'clock Thursday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John P. Linnane officiating. Burial was at 3:30 Thursday afternoon in the Catholic cemetery.


BACA: Ramona Chavez Baca, 88, a former Faywood resident, died early Thursday morning in St. Joseph's Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Aug. 31, 1900, in Tularosa, and was a communicant of the Catholic Church. For many years she lived in the Mimbres Valley and moved to Albuquerque in 1964. Visitation will be from 1-5 Monday afternoon in Baca's Funeral Chapel. The rosary will be that evening at 7:30 in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. Mass will be there Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Augustinian Recollects will officiate and interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include eight sons, Alfred of Hurley, Tom of Santa Ana, Calif., Edward of Bayard, Gene of Silver City, Joe of Alamogordo, Elfego of Tucson, Ariz., and Jeff and Ray of Albuquerque; three daughters, Carolina Garcia of Bayard, Mary Torres of Deming and Margaret C. Baca of Albuquerque; two sisters, Gregoria Regalado of Grand Junction, Colo., and Manuela Trujillo of Albuquerque; 37 grandchildren; and 3l great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon, in 1956; a son Porfirio, in 1957; and last week by a sister, Maria Pena. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Baca: Valentine (Tino) Baca, 42 of Deming, died Saturday night at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Baca was born January 25, 1940 at Dwyer and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Rosary services were held May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's. Fr. Mike Macaya officiated and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Baca is survived by his wife, Minnie Baca, of Deming; seven sons, Valentine Baca, Jr., Richard, Gilbert, Stevie, Peter and Adam, all of Deming; seven daughters, Janie Macias, Lily Rodriguez, Helen, Jessie, Anita, Alicia and Sandra Baca of Deming; three brothers, Nabor, Pete and Richard of Deming; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert C. Hernandez, Leroy Macias, Rodrigo Dominguez, Arturo Hernandez, Henry Sanchez and Isidro Madrid. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


BACA: Vidal M. Baca, 84, a Hurley resident, entered eternal rest Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baca was born Oct. 8, 1909, in Dwyer. He married Maria Chacon in 1932 and moved to Hurley, where he worked for Chino Mines as an oiler until his retirement in 1967. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maria C. Baca of the home; five sons, Ramon Baca and his wife, Carmen, of Faywood, Vidal Baca Jr. and his wife, Elsie, of Oxnard, Calif., Rayny Baca and his wife, Genevieve, of Silver City, Jimmy Baca and his wife, Della, of Hurley, and Elfego Baca and his wife, Sally, of Silver City; four daughters, Lena B. Castorena of Alamogordo, Julia Hernandez of Carson, Calif., Corina Chavez and her husband, Joe, of Silver City, and Gloria Corral and her husband, Bobby, also of Silver City; 43 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Infant twin sons preceded him in death. Calling hours will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the prayer vigil at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at San Jose Catholic Church in Faywood with the Rev. John Jusseaume presiding. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Faywood Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be his grandsons, Rex Baca, Billy Castorena, Manuel Hernandez, Timmy and Ronnie Baca, David Molano and Eddie Corral. His remaining grandchildren will serve as honorary casket bearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BACA: Ambrosio E. Baca, 78, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered into rest Wednesday at Fort Bayard'
Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1917 in Springerville, Ariz., to Thomas C. and Grizelda Candelaria Baca.
He was a member of American Legion John Hans Post No.42 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in
Springerville. He was the oldest Foster Parent in Arizona when he first became a Foster Parent. Calling hours will be from 5-7 this evening in Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. John Molloy officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full veterans honors. Survivors include his wife, Betty Baca of Phoenix; a son, Torn Baca, and his wife, Clara of
Grand Canyon, Ariz.; a daughter, Dian Pimental of Phoenix; a sister, Ruby Romero of Springerville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Matthew Shane Pimental, Tracy W. Sheriff, Henry A. Lee, Henry T. Lee, Jacob Alcorta and Gene Alcorta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BACA: Eduardo T. Baca, 88, a longtime Faywood resident, passed away Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The vigil service will begin that evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming and the funeral liturgy will be concelebrated there Thursday morning at 10 with His Excellency, Bishop Ricardo
Ramirez presiding. The rite of committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born June 19,1907, at the Soliz Ranch in the Lower Mimbres Valley to Ramon Baca and Porfiria Trujillo. On Feb. 6,
1930, he married Elena Dominguez and they were the parents of seven children. All of his working life he was a farmer at the family homestead established by his parents at Faywood. He had a great love of music and was a self-taught accomplished musician on many instruments. The fiddle was his favorite. For years, he and his family played at many functions in the area. Four years ago, he left the family farm and moved to Deming, where he was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Nora Baca of Deming; five sons, Adan, Julian, Fernando ""Buddy"" and Mayor Sam Baca of, Deming, and
Ramon D; Baca of Faywood; a brother, Fred Baca of Deming a sister, Virginia T. Baca of Las Cruces; 23 grandchildren 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ramon, Jose, Francisco and Cipriano Baca; three sisters, Elena Chavira, Maria Soliz and Guadalupe Rael; an infant daughter, Clara; his wife, Elena, who died Feb. 5, 1988; two
great granddaughters, Andrea Baca, in 1989, and Jennifer Anne Orozco, in 1975; and a grandson, Johnny Salaiz, in 1995. Serving as pallbearers will be Antonio Baca, Alfreclo Baca, Jenaro Baca, Bernardo
Chavira, Ray Baca, Anselmo Rael and Charlie Vigil. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral homes."

BACK: Laura Elizabeth Back, former Beth Goforth Turner, 71, of Globe, Ariz., passed away Tuesday in Globe. Mrs. Back was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Santa Rita to Leslie Kimball and Francis Elizabeth (Maheny) Goforth. The Goforth family was a pioneer family in the Mimbres Valley in the mid-1800s. Mrs. Back was a member of Santa Rita-Arenas Valley Community Church and a member and past president of the Silver City Woman's Club. She was a life and charter member of the Black Range Artists Association and was named "Artist of the Year." Her work was in copper construction and ceramics, and stretching glass into unusual forms. She also organized many arts and crafts clubs, and judged many shows throughout the Southwest. Mrs. Back sponsored and organized many youth organizations. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Silver City, past mother adviser of the Order of Rainbow for Girls, and recipient of the Grand Cross of Colors. Mrs. Back presented to Western New Mexico University in Silver City, "The Goforth-Pike Butterfly Collection," consisting of more than 300 butterflies, which led to the science department receiving a state grant for research. She was a member of the Audubon Society, was very active in the Silver City Parent-Teacher Association, and was instrumental in getting the school bond passed for Stout School. Her latest hobbies had been compiling old photographs, many of which were taken by her father, and doing research with members of the Rio Grande Historical Collectors at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Mrs. Back was active in the American Cancer Society for 25 years. She served as crusade chairwoman, was southwestern New Mexico director, and served five years on the state executive board. She was active in New Mexico state politics and with the League of Women voters. Mrs. Back is survived by her husband, Gail T. Back of Globe, her mother, Fannie E. Goforth of Whitfield, Miss.; two sons, Donald Lee Turner of Silver City and Jerry Kimball Turner of Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Jorene Turner Carpenter of Detroit, Texas; an honorary daughter, Tiny Grenert of Globe; a niece, Cathi Goforth Busby of Globe; and nine grandchildren. Her father, Leslie Goforth, and a brother, Joseph Kimball Goforth, predeceased Mrs. Back. Funeral services will be held Friday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, at 2 p.m. William Frazier will officiate. Interment will follow in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with full Order of Eastern Star rites. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home one hour prior to service time. The family will gather at the Don Turner residence at No. 11 Mesquite Drive off Rosedale Road after the services. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite local charity. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BAKER: Mrs. W. H. Emerick received word of the death of her brother, Jacob Joseph Baker, February 5 at Long Beach, Calif.He was 71 years old. Following funeral services, burial took place in Rest Lawn cemetery. Mr. Baker, well known by his many friends in Silver City, was the first manager of the Penney store when it was established here. He had resided in Ca1ifornia since retiring from the J. C. Penney Co.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.. Hazel Baker; two sons, James Jacob Baker, Jr., Long Beach and, Donald Baker, of Westminster, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hartley, of Palm Desert, Calif; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. P. C. Presson, Las Cruces, and Mrs. Emerick, Silver City; a brother, Dan L. Baker, Flomaton, Alabama.


BAKER: Mrs. D.L. (Nora) Baker, 84, died at her home in Deming Sunday, July 16.
The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Elmer Salars of Silver City.
Other survivors of the deceased are four sons, Bill Baker, Tucson; Joe Baker, Deming; Roy Baker of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Lee Baker, Deming and three daughters Mrs. Dorothy Russell, Deming: Mrs. Verna Roach, Colton, Calif; Mrs. Betty Turner Salars of Silver City. There are also 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Survivors in Silver City are a grandson, Tom Turner; a great grandson, Tracy Thomas Turner, Carol Turner and Mrs. Virginia Moore, the latter the former Virginia Turner. Services are being held today in Deming at the Mahoney Funeral Home there. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the First Methodist Church in Deming."


BACON: Charles a. Bacon, 89, resident of Grant County for 50 years, died Friday at the Fairview Rest Home. He was well known as a pioneer of the county and was a retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation. For many years he was an active member of the Masonic and Elks Lodges. Survivors are two sons, Horace W. Bacon, Morenci, Ariz., Ross A. Bacon, Hayward, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Peterson, Richmond, Calif., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, with officers and members of the Hurley Lodge of Masons, conducting the rites. Entombment was in the mausoleum at the Masonic Cemetery.


BACON: Gertrude E. Bacon, 96, died Sept. 28 in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1892 in Burnet, Texas, and was the postmistress in Williamsburg for many years before moving to Fort Bayard. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Donald Bateman officiating. Survivors are her daughter-in-law, Martha Bateman of Silver City; six grandchildren, Ronald, Donald and Gene Bateman; Nancy De-Loach, Gloria Martin and Dorothy Dodd; several great-grandchildren; and special great-great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BACON: Horace W. (Sonny) Bacon, died May 6 at the University of Arizona Hospital at Tucson. Sonny was born Dec. 2, 1916 in Hurley, the son of Rebecca (Barnard) and Charles A. Bacon. Sonny received his grade schooling in Fierro, N.M., went to High School in Hurley and attended College at New Mexico State Teacher's College in Silver City from 1937 to 1940. He was Lt. Commander in the Navy from 1940 to 1946 and a fighter pilot on duty in North Africa and the South Pacific. He was an advanced training instructor at Sanford, Fl. and flying instructor at Duncan, Ariz. in 1947 and 1948 after he was out of the service. He was employed at Phelps Dodge at Morenci, Ariz. in 1954 and retired from there in 1980. He built a home and lived at Gila, N.M. for approximately one year before moving to Safford, Ariz., where he lived until the time of his death. Sonny was a member of the Elks Lodge at Clifton, Ariz. and past Exalted Ruler of the Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Ethel (Johns) Bacon of the home; one son, John Bacon of Parker, Colo.; two daughters, Sandra Alcorn of Morenci, and Dorothy McLean of San Louis Obispo, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one brother, Ross Bacon of Gila. Services were held at the LDS Church at Safford, Ariz. on Monday, May 10.


BACON: Maxine B. Bacon, 76, of Winston, OR, formerly of the Silver City area passed away Saturday, March 1, at a Winston care center. She was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Cone, N.M., the daughter of Dave and Rose (Maytum) Ellis. She was a schoolteacher. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Ann O’Neal of Winston; a son, Michael D. O’Neal of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Naida Walls of Albuquerque and Rosslie McMorris of Hereford, Texas; and one grandson; She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross, in 1996. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Taylor’s Family Chapel in Winston. No services were scheduled


BADER: Funeral services for William C. Bader who died Wednesday, July 22, were held In the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Saturday at 2::30 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Loomis of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane cemetery. Mr. Bader had resided here for the past eight years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Bader of Silver City; stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard Goldsmith of Silver City; a step-son, Charles York of Potomac, Md.; eight grandchildren. Casket bearers included Larry Whiting Leon R. Fitzhugh, Howard Silvius, Henry Bagby, Frank Parrish and Harry 0. Sontag. Family members requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in the name of the deceased to the First United Presbyterian Church.


BADER: Ella J. Bader, 83, died Saturday, April 14, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Bader was a native of Canada and had lived in Silver City for the past 16 years. She served as an Army Nurse during World War I and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City. Her daughter, Mrs. Claire Goldsmith of Siver City, her son Charles T. York of Bonn, Germany, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive Mrs. Bader. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 17, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend James G. McClelland of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Leslie Hamm, Dr. W.J. Lincoln, Jack Moran, Robert Miller, Dr. Ted Draelos and John Stermer. The family asks donations in her name be made to the Silver City Public Library or the First United Presbyterian Church in Silver City.


BADGETT: James R. “Bud” Badgett. 84, a longtime resident of Lordsburg, passed away Saturday in El Paso, Texas. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11a.m. in the Lordsburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends at Lordsburg Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 am until the service time. Interment will he Friday in Sherman, Texas, in Cedarlawn Cemetery. Mr. Badgett was born Oct. 23, 1912, in Denison, Texas. He was the son of Walter H. Badgett and Maggie Blanton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte Ashburn Badgett; two daughters, Jeaneane Bishop of Capitola, Calif., and Patricia Farnsworth and her husband, Richard, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four grandsons, Bill Bishop of San Jose, Calif., Patrick Bishop of Capitola, and Jeff Farnsworth and Matthew Farnsworth of Santa Rosa; a brother, Joe Badgett, and his wife, Earline, of Austin, Texas; and one sister-in-law, Frances Badgett of College Station, Texas. Mr. Badgett was a graduate of Texas A&M University. He taught high school several years in Waxahachie, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army, 3rd Army 204 Engineers Combat Battalion, during World War II as a lieutenant colonel. Mr. Badgett was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery while on assignment in Luxembourg overseeing the completion of a Treadway bridge across the Sauer River. Mr. Badgett was a schoolteacher for the A&M Consolidated School District in College Station. While living in College Station, he trained practice teacher~ in industrial education. In 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Badgett moved to Lordsburg and opened Fashion Cleaners and tux rentals, and operated until retirement in 1992. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was an active member of Methodist Church. Lordsburg Funeral Home was selected."


BAER: Eugenia Josephine “Jean” Baer, 91, was horn Aug. 14, 1905, in the Bronx, N.Y., to William and Sarah Dickson Myers. She died Wednesday. One of seven children, she married Michael Baer on Oct. 13, 1923, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in the Bronx. Together, they had five children. She was a homemaker and a full-time mother. She raised her nephew, Raymond Francis, as well as her children. Mrs. Baer was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. She had been in residence at Horizon Southwest long-term care center in Silver City Since 1991. Before coming to Silver City, she lived in Appomattox, Va., for 17 years. Her husband Michael, in 1971 and two sons, William and Richard Powell, preceded her in death. Her son Lawrence Arthur of Phoenix and her daughter Barbara Baer survive her.


BAEZA: Visitation for Jose S. Baeza, 86, of Deming will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapel with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass will be at 12 p.m. Thursday at the same church. Baeza died Monday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. Survivors include his wife, Carmen V. Baeza of Deming; sons, Joe, Manuel, Luis and Danny Baeza all of Deming; daughters, Masry Quarrel of Deming, Alice B. Lujan of Las Cruces; brother, Manuel Baeza of Phoenix; sisters, Betty Brown, Emma Saenz, Lydia Diaz, Shirley Allison, all of Deming, Belia Burrows of Charleston, N.C.; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grand- children and numerous great- great-grandchildren.


BAEZA: Visitation for Manuel V. Baeza, 60, of Deming will be 2-5 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapel. The prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be at noon Tuesday. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are by Baca's Funeral Chapel. Baeza died Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Baeza was born Jan. 22,1939 in Casas Grandas, Chihuahua, Mexico. He served in the Nation- al Guard for eight years and was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Lupe A. Baeza of Deming; three sons, David Baeza, Manuel Baeza Jr. and Eddie Baeza, all of Deming; two daughters, Sylvia Baeza and Amelia Baeza, both of Deming; his mother, Carmen V. Baeza of Deming; three brothers, Joe Baeza, Luis Baeza and Danny Baeza, all of Deming; two sisters, Mary B. Quarrel of Deming and Alice B. Lujan of Las Cruces; and six grandchildren


BAEZA; Maria Chavez Baeza, 80, resident of Shady Acres Trailer Park died Feb. 6 at Providence Hospital in El Paso. She was born Sept. 28, 1903 in San Miguel and had lived in Deming all of her life. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Sebastian Campos of Los Angeles, CA, Rudy Baeza of Bernalillo, Luis Baeza Jr. of Silver City; six daughters, Mercedes Campos of Los Angeles, CA, Jessica Alvarez and Alicia Vargas of El Paso, TX, Adelina Moreno and Virginia Baeza of Deming and Amelia Mendoza of Silver City; one brother, Willie Chavez of Deming; three sisters, Angelina Saucedo of Lordsburg, Susie Davalos, of Deming and Amelia Diaz of Los Angeles, CA; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren. Rosary services were held Feb. 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church and the funeral Mass was held Feb. 8. Father Mike Macaya officiated at both services and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Vargas, Paul Vargas, Patrick Vargas, Manuel Alvarez, Mike Alvarez and James Moreno. Arrangements by Wheeler Mortuary.


BAGBY: Harold Henry; Bagby Jr., 81, entered life eternal Monday, March 1, at the Silver City Care Center. Known to his family and friends as "Henry," he was born June 28, 1917, in Huntsville, Mo., to Harold Henry and Grace (Sheare) Bagby. A lifelong resident op Grant County, he was employed as a senior chemist at Kennecott Copper Corp. in Hurley for more than 30 years. Throughout this time and until his death, he operated the family ranch south, of Silver City. He was a member of the Western New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and the American Hereford Association. Mr. Bagby was also a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City where he was ordained as an elder at the age of 21. He served as a lay minister for several years. His wife of 23 years, Patricia Anne; a brother, Edward Hale Bagby of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Christine Billings of Silver City; three nephews; two great-nephews; two great-nieces; two great-greatnephews; and numerous cousins survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A memorial service was to be held this morning at 10 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Reese officiating. A reception followed in the church hall. Interment was at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he was laid to rest. Pallbearers were David Quick, David Brown, Jimmy McCauley, Jimmy Mitchell, David McCauley, Neil Parrish and J Kevin Carson. Honorary bearers are Gene Stailey, Jim McCauley, Herbert Trejo, Thomas Hill, C.P. Hogeboom, Samuel Dye, Gilbert Arizaga, Marvin Glenn, Earl Reese and Jeff Glenn. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to The American Cancer Society. Entrusted I to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180j East at Delk Drive.


Grace E. Bagby, 98, died Tuesday, April 12 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Bagby was born in Weeping Water, Neb. March 21, 1885. As a, young woman she taught school in Missouri. She was married to Harold Bagby in 1910. They moved to Silver City in 1912. Since that, time he had resided on the Bagby Ranch, south of Silver City. Mrs. Bagby was a volunteer worker with the American Red Cross during the depression and World War II. She also helped needy families and had been an active member of the First United Presbyterian Church for many years, In the late 1930s she joined the Whitewater Extension Homemakers Club and became an honorary lifetime member in 1978, She also took an interest n civic affairs an often spoke on progress in Silver City. Survivors include two brothers, John 0, Shearer of 0klahoma and Valentine E. Shearer of Silver City: two Sons, Henry Bagby Jr. of Silver City and F. Hale Bagby of Springfield, Mo; one daughter, Christine Billings of Silver City; four grandsons, Hal and Don Billings of Silver City, James T. Billings of T Or C and Howard Bagby of Springfield. Mo.: and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 14, in the Wheeler Chapel with Dr. Harry Summers of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Reese, Gene Stailey, David McCauley, Al Marrufo, Neil Parrish and Jeff Glenn. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Billings, Joe Welsh, Elmer Salars, Harry Sontag, Jimmy Silva and Sterling Bailey.


BAGGETT: Jack Baggett, 80, of Silver City passed away Monday, Jan. 10, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baggett was born Sept. 11, 1919. He was active at the senior citizens center and was an avid domino player. He was always very knowledgeable about world affairs. Visitation will be from 11 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memory Lane Cemetery. Officiating will be Chaplain David Strain. While Mr. Baggett outlived all his known next of kin, he is survived by a special friend and guardian, Connie Ryan, and her husband, Tommy, of Silver City; a very special friend, Corinda Saenz of Bayard; and a longtime friend, Joan Willis of Oregon. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive.


BAGLEY: Laurel Anne Bagley, 49, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Oct. 20, at her home. She was born in Santa Rita on April 22, 1949, to Harry and Edna Alexander. They lived at Aklin Hill, Central and Bayard before moving to Jackpile Uranium Mine near Grants in 1957.She attended school at the mine town site and graduated in 1967 from Laguna Acoma High School. She moved to Albuquerque after high school and was baptized in 1967 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Shortly thereafter she moved to Silver City to engage in the full-time ministry. She worked part time at the hospital and on June 26, 1971, married R. Eddie Bagley. In the next few years they moved several times, twice to Alaska, returning home in 1986 to resume work at Tyrone. Mrs. Bagley enjoyed camping in the mountains, growing flowers and taking to people about the Bible. Her favorite saying was, “We made a memory”. She loved to go to garage sales and flea markets and loved to be with friends and family. Her husband and her family and friends will dearly miss her, but she looked forward to the time of the fulfillment of the Scripture in John 5:28-30 about all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus’ voice and come out to a resurrection of life here on the Earth in a paradise condition to be able to live forever. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Mr. Mike Chattick officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, 180 East at Delk Drive.


BAGLEY: Alice Day Bagley, died recently in Silver City. She was born July 30, 1909 in El Paso, TX. She was married to William M. Bagley in 1926 in Corona, NM and the family resided there until 1954. She is survived by her sister, Edna Duplentis of Albuquerque and her children, Anelle Rury of Gig Harbor, Washington, Patricia Louise Bassett of Westminster, Co. William A. Bagley of Silver City, John Marshall Bagley, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Robert E. Bagley of Silver City, 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Alonzo James and Amelia Sultemeier Atkinson and her husband William M. Bagley in 1977, and her youngest son, Kenneth G. Bagley in 1973. She had lived in Silver City for the past 14 years. A memorial talk was given at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Additional services and burial was in Corona, NM. Pallbearers were Melvin Sultemeier, Clint Sultemeier, Byron Yancey, Myron Yancey and John E. Tracey. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Sultemeier, Frank Sultemeier, Lonzie Sultemeier, Harold Sultemeier, William H. Sultemeier, Richard Sultemeier, Mark Sloan and Arthur Finley. Wheeler Funeral Home and Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM handled funeral services locally. The family requests that those who wish may donate to the Corona Community Center.


BAGNALL: Mrs. Helen Bagnall, mother of Mrs. Alvin E. Franks, passed away Saturday in a Denver Hospital, where she had been a patient for some weeks. Following word of her death, Mr. and Mrs. Franks flew to Denver in their private plane to attend funeral services, which were held Tuesday. Burial took place in Clorinda, Iowa. Mrs. Bagnall was a frequent visitor in recent years to Silver City where she had many friends. Besides her daughter here, she is survived by a stepson Richard Bagnall, of California, three grandchildren and a brother, Arthur Hudson of New Delhi, India. She was the mother-in-law of Mrs. Beverly Bagnall of Silver City.


BAGNALL: Beverly S. Bagnall, 75, a former Silver City resident, died May 14, in Lathrop, Calif. Mrs. Bagnall was born in Minnesota, but had lived in Lathrop for 25 years. She retired as a bookkeeper with Occidental Chemical Co. Survivors include her husband, Richard Bagnall of Lathrop; a daughter, Sue A. Forshee and her husband, Myron, of Silver City; two sisters, Bonnie Livran and Bette Reid, both of Denver; a sister-in-law, Mary Franks, and her husband, Al Franks, of Silver City; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1151 W. Robin hood Drive, Stockton, Calif. 95207.


BAGWELL: Maude M. Bagwell of Silver City passed away Tuesday, June 16 in her residence. She was born November 1, 1897 in Pinos Altos, the daughter of James and Lilly Moore Mattocks and had lived in Silver City most of her life. She was employed as a clerk for the Silver Office Supply for many years. She was a life member and Past Matron of the Georgetown Chapter #4 Order of Eastern Star, Silver City Women's Club, a very active member of several organizations of the First Baptist Church, especially the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Richard Ferne Nolan of Silver City; one son, Rush A. Bagwell of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; one brother, George F. Mattocks of Silver City; three grandsons; one great-grandson. Her husband Rush A. Bagwell preceded her in death in 1965. Services were held Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Bright Chapel under the direction of Rev. Donald Wiley of the First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery, Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were: Leroy Smith, Jap Housley, Howard Silvius, Charles Thurber, Bob Humphrey, and Meredith Neal. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to the First Baptist Church of Silver City. Arrangements by the Curtis Bright Funeral Home.


BAGWELL: Rush A. Bagwell, 75, of Silver City, died early Monday at hillcrest General Hospital. He had been an area resident here for the past 52 years. One of the four oldest living members of Santa Rita Lodge No. 44, AF&AM, and Mr. Bagwell was initiated into the Masonic Lodge in 1918. He was master of the lodge in 1922. He had worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation, Chino Mines Division where he was shop foreman, retiring in 1955 after 42 years of service with the company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Bagwell of Silver City; daughter, Mrs. Richard Nolan of Silver City; son, Rush A. Bagwell of Denver; four grandsons and four sisters. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Claude Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church conducting the rites. Ritualistic services were also held by the Santa Rita Lodge of Masons Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

BAILEY: George Bailey, 87, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered eternal rest Saturday. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BAILEY: Rocky Lee Bailey, 27, died Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Silver City. Mr. Bailey was born in Santa Rita and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by his mother, Jill Fortenberry and his father, Johnny P. Wilson, two sisters, Debra Hill of Plainsview, Texas, DeeDee Massingill of Silver City, a brother, John Bailey of Silver City, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend C.M. Henderson officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rusty Pruitt, Don Colcleasure, Bruce Burg, Charley Burg, Pete Silman and James Arellin. Honorary pallbearers were, Floyd Marriage, Tony Pruitt and Mark Ball.


BAIRD: William W. Baird passed away Oct. 6 in Tucson, AZ. He was born Feb. 21. 1892 at El Paso, Texas. Survivors include his wife, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He came to New Mexico in 1939. In the early 1940’s he was foreman for the CCC Camp at Apache Creek. He drove the Aragon school bus to Reserve for 10 years. Services were conducted by Rev. Larry L. Rhodes at Adair Funeral Home Oct. 7. Interment was at the Tucson Memorial Park in Tucson.
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BAKER: Glenn Clark Baker Sr., 70, died Sunday in a hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born at Paw Creek, N.C. He was a retired serviceman having served as a gunsmith for the U S Army. He also served on the international shooting team. After he retired, he worked as a gunsmith in Silver City. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors are his wife, Vivian H. Baker of Malvern, Ark.; three sons, Glenn Baker Jr. of Pine Bluff, Ark., John T. Baker of Silver City and Bruce Baker of Hot Springs Ark. One daughter, Lucille B Turner of Silver city; and five grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.


BAKER: Dr. Sidney F Baker 45, former Silver City physician, died last Saturday in Las Vegas, where he had been a member of the medical staff of the New Mexico State Hospital for several years. He was associated with the Watts Clinic and thereafter had an office in Silver City and also practiced in Lordsburg, a member of the Grant County Medical Society and, the New Mexico Medical Association.
During World War II, Dr Baker served in the U. S. Navy. At the end of the War he came to Fort Bayard Veterans Administration, served on the medical staff, before becoming a resident of Silver City. Surviving is a daughter, Nancy Odessa, Tex., and a son, “Skipper.” Funeral service and burial took place in Tyler Texas.


BAKER: Jack Baker, 68, resident of Reserve, died last Friday at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at Reserve where burial took place under direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Survivors are the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Ida Baker, of Reserve; five sons, Fred of Maryland, Bill, Jake and Roy of Los Angeles, Calif; and James of McAllester, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Chambers of Los Angeles, Mrs. Oma Higgins of Reserve, Mrs. Helen Zike of Chandler, Ariz., and Mrs. Dorothy Bible of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 33 grandchildren.


BAKER: Polly Baker, 86, of Deming passed away Sunday, April 16, at Willow Manor in Deming. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Deming. Following the service, her friends and loved ones are asked to gather at the Rio Mimbres Country Club for reminiscing and celebrating her life. A full obituary was published earlier this week. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City and Deming, and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.


BAKER: Bennie Vivian Rankin Baker, 79, of Malvern, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 28, at Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital. She was born March 18, 1915, in Lowell, N.C., to Thomas Pinkey Rankin and Vivian Pearl Rankin. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. Her husband, Glenn Baker, preceded her in death. She is survived by her three sons, Glenn Baker Jr. of Malvern, John Thomas Baker of Silver City and Bruce Ed Baker of Morristown, Tenn.; one daughter, Vivian Lucille Turner of Silver City; two brothers, Charles Rankin of Kenner, La., and Eugene Rankin of Greenwich, Conn.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


BAKER: Helen Mayes Baker, 74, a former Grant County resident, died Tuesday at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. She was a resident of Thatcher, Ariz. She was born April 12, 1916, in Santa Rita to Stone J. and Julia Mayes. A homemaker, Mrs. Baker served at one time as worthy matron of the Morenci, Ariz. Eastern Star chapter. Her husband, Jess L. Baker, preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1990. The couple was married July 2, 1935, in Santa Rita. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Cox of Albuquerque; a son, Johnny L. Baker of Tucson; five grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of Tucson, and Ruth M. Mitchell of Bayard; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday morning at 10 in the Thatcher Baptist Church. She will be buried beside her husband in the Safford Cemetery.


BAKER: Mrs. Ida Kimmicky Baker, mother of David Baker of Silver city, died the second week of July. Mrs. Baker was born at Schwartz, NM in 1892. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Helen Moody of Fair Oaks, Calif; three sons, Harry, Jr., of Lincoln, Calif., David of Silver City, and Harvey of Fair Oaks, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Roseville, Calif. July 12.


Baker: Terry Dale Baker, 33, a former Grant County resident, passed away Monday in Lewisville, Texas. He was born July 26, 1961 in Carlsbad to Darwin Baker and Bonnie Smith Hess. He began his schooling in Loving and graduated from Silver High School. He also attended Western New Mexico University in Silver City. He became interested in working as a radio disc jockey when he was 11 years old and went on to work for country music radio stations in New Mexico and Texas. While in high school and college, he worked for the Grant County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Baker later joined the family businesses, Baker Bonding Co. and Baker Mobile Homes. While living in the Midland-Odessa area in Texas, he worked as an automobile sales credit manager and was a disc jockey. While in that area, he met and married Candie Tolliver and the couple later moved to Dallas, where he worked as a credit manager for an automobile dealership. Survivors include his wife, Candie Tolliver Baker of Lewisville; two sons, Justin Dale Baker of Silver City and Corey Dale Baker of Lewisville; his parents Darwin Baker of Las Cruces and Bonnie and Ed Hess of Richland, Wash.; his sister Lisa Dawn Perea and her husband, Pat, of Tijeras; his grandmothers, Louise Smith of Carlsbad and Jeannette Hess of St.Louis; his aunts, Camille Shoemaker of Carlsbad and Reba Smith of Gilmer, Texas; his uncles, Vernon Shoemaker of Carlsbad, Norman Smith of Albuquerque, John L. Smith of Gilmer and Norman Baker of Lordsburg; and his great-aunts, Rose Barnett of Carlsbad and Jerri Smith of Albuquerque. His grandparents, John Smith in 1992, Elmer Baker in 1976 and Margaret Nymeyer Baker in 1990, preceded him in death. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the West Funeral Home chapel in Carlsbad. The Rev. Joe Keith Pierce of the Loving Assembly of God Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Cleo Lopez, Vernon Shoemaker, John L. Smith, Norman Smith, Jerry Owens and Pat Perea. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Scholarship Fund for Corey Baker, C/O Bonnie Hess 2439 Davidson, Richland, WA 99352.


BALCH: William W. Balch, 87, a former resident of Hurley, died July 14 at Albuquerque, where he had resided in recent years, He is survived by his wife, two sons, Earl and Lloyd and a daughter, Mrs. Bemnetta Stephens, all of Albuquerque.

BALDONADO: Augustin H. Baldonado, 53, a brother of Mrs. Vicente Triviso of Silver City, died the past week in the Veterans hospital in Portland, Oregon He was a resident of Santa Rita and a veteran of World War II.


BALDONADO: Mrs. Veronica Baldonado, 49, Santa Rita died last Thursday. Rosary services were held Friday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass 4 pm Saturday morning at the Santa Rita Catholic Church. Burial took place in the Hanover cemetery. Surviving is her husband, Mariano R. Baldonado; mother, Refugio Gonzales; sisters Antonita Herrera, El Paso, and a brother, Jose Gonzales, Riverside, Calif.


BALDONADO: Mrs. Josefa 0. Baldonado, 62, of Bayard, and a life long resident of Grant County, having been born at Sherman, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivors are her husband, Mariano Baldonado of Bayard; three Sons, Chris Moreno of Hurley, Manuel Moreno of Belen and Gilbert Moreno of Silver City four daughters, Mrs. Corina Madrid of Morenci, Ariz., Mrs. Estella Kline of Gallup, Mrs. Connie Holguin of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Julia Lopez of Bayard; 22 grandchildren, and one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Wilham Marquez of Deming. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Curtis Mortuary with mass at 10 am Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Fr. Frank Sierra officiating. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery.


BALDRIDGE: Mrs. Rex (Emma) Baldridge, 59, died last Wednesday in Inspiration Mining Company hospital at Miami, Ariz. For the past two years she and her husband, Rex Baldridge, had resided at Christmas, Arizona, removing there from Grants. The deceased, the former Emma Hase, came from Mexico to Tyrone in 1917 with her family, the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hase. For many years, Mrs. Baldridge was employed in the offices of E. Cosgrove, Inc., in Silver City. She was a member of Faith Chapel No. 69, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a charter member of the"24" Club in Silver City, retaining honorary membership in the club upon leaving here in 1953 with her husband, Rex Baldridge, and son, Gary, to go to Grants. The past two years, the Baldridges have resided at the Christmas Mines in Arizona. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Katherine McLemore of Porterville, Calif., and a brother, Ernest E. Hase of Helena, Mont. Funeral services were held Saturday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with burial following in the Masonic Cemetery. The Rev.Samuel Thompson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, conducted the rites.


BALDWIN: Sam T. Baldwin, 80, father of Mrs. N. L. Haggerson of Hurley, died Monday in Chattanooga. Tenn., according to word received from the daughter who left for Tennessee a week ago. During a three-year period, 1955-58, Mr. Baldwin lived at the Haggerson home. Besides the daughter the deceased is survived by three sons, Sam, John and Robert all of Chattanooga. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Mulberry, Tenn., where burial took place.


BALDWIN: George S. Baldwin, a prominent New Mexico journalist and former Silver City resident, died Thursday, Feb. 27, in Albuquerque after a long illness. He was 88. His wife of 63 years, Ruth Posner Baldwin, who survives, is also from Silver City. Baldwin came to Silver City in the early l930s, joining the Silver City Enterprise, where he served as reporter and editor, among other duties. He actively supported Western New Mexico University, then the New Mexico State Teachers College, and high schools in the area. Baldwin was an avid sports fan. He joined the Albuquerque Tribune in Albuquerque in 1934, holding titles over the years as city editor, managing editor and associate editor. After officially retiring in 1980, he continued his widely read column, “By George,” during a 20-year span. He received numerous awards and commendations. Baldwin was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge in Silver City and Silver American Legion Post 13.Memorial services were held in Albuquerque, as were graveside services with Rabbi Joseph Black officiating.


BALDWIN: Houston C. Baldwin, 59, a resident of Pinos Altos, entered life eternal Tuesday. He was a retired pipe welder. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving with the Marines during the Korean War. Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Baptist Church. Services will be held in Houston. Burial will be at Houston National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with fellow veterans. Survivors include his three sons, Houston Baldwin Jr. of Houston, and Roy Lee Baldwin, and David Earl Baldwin, both of Pasadena, Texas; two daughters, Darlene E. Wilkens of Houston and Bonnie L. Baldwin of Pasadena; three sisters, Ruth Armstrong of Banks, Ark., Anna Overall of New Caney, Texas, and Bessie Baldwin of Houston, and three grandchildren. A daughter, Carolyn R. Baldwin, preceded him in death. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


Baldwin: Mrs. Guida M. Baldwin, 53, a former resident of Bayard, where she operated Polly Cafe passed away last Friday in a Forth Worth Tex. hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Lee Sullivan of the Santa Rita Baptist Church, conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Harry Baldwin, Forth Worth; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Hilton, Santa Rita, and a brother, Erwin S. Walker, Del Mar, Calif.


BALDWIN: Todd Matthew Baldwin, 23, a Silver City resident, entered into rest Friday. He was born April 15, 1971, in Phoenix to Owen and Helen Williams Baldwin. He was an avid drummer and played with the area Scottish Drum and Bagpipe Group. He also assisted in Western New Mexico University's production of the "Wizard of Oz." He is survived by his father, Owen William Baldwin of Taylor, Ariz.; his mother, Helen Elizabeth Baldwin of Silver City; his brother, Gary William Baldwin of Taylor; and his sisters, Lorna Jean Sillentine and her husband, Keith, of Quemado, and Elizabeth Nicole McClain and her husband, Mark, of Chaparral. The funeral service will begin at 10 Tuesday morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Bill Harrison officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Quemado on the Williams family ranch. Serving as casket bearers are Mark, Jimbo, Matt and Jim Williams, Steve Jensen and Johannes HeyneKamp. Honorary bearers are Reuben Jensen, Mike Johnson, Jim Rogers, Bob Combs and Henry Lee. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BALEE: Amelia "Amy" Balee, 91, passed away July 2. She was born Sept. 29, 1900. Her son, William “Bill” Balee of Wichita, Kan., his wife, Grace, and seven grandchildren survive Mrs. Balee. Mrs. Balee was a Silver City resident for 35 years. Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. the Rev. Robert “Bob” Bellows will conduct Services. She was laid to rest in Guthrie, Ky., alongside her loving husband, John Peter "Pete" Balee.


BALIM: Word was received in Silver City the past week of the death on May 23, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, of Mrs. Ethel Balim, a former resident of Pinos Altos. Survivors are her husband, Dean Balim, and a son Harold, of Klamath Falls and a sister, Mrs. Stella Bagley of Oroville, Calif. Funeral services and burial took place at Klamath Falls. Mrs. Balim was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young of Pino Altos, where she was born.


BALKE: Babetta E. "Bobbie" Balke, 86, of Silver City passed away Friday, March 5, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Weldon Coker officiating. Cremation will take place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Balke was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Gila, the daughter of Charles G. Horn and Mable Lee Horn. She married Arthur H. Balke on Jan. 30, 1937. Mr. Balke preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Mable Horn of Silver City; two sons, Fred Balke and his wife, Lois, of Santa Clara and Dennis Balke of Silver City; a sister, Estelle Smith of Temple, Texas; an aunt, Edith Jenkins of Parker, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Oizumi and her husband, Steve, of Silver City, Karen Burnette and her husband, Jerry, of Hurley, Katherine Balke of Santa Clara, Candy Leonard and her husband, Dusty, and Casey Balke Salars, all of Silver City, Cody Balke of Colorado Springs, Colo, Bobbie Jean Layton, and Anna Leigh Conners and her husband, Steven, all of Safford, Ariz., and Tonja Porter and her husband, Jack, of Los Angeles; along with numerous other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Balke lived most of their married lives on the Balke ranch near Glenwood. The Balkes retired and moved to Silver City in 1973. Mrs. Balke spent the last few years of her life caring for her mother. Mrs. Balke was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. I Bright Funeral Home is in charge.


BALKE: Fred P. Balke, 70, pioneer rancher, died early Tuesday morning at his ranch home on the Frisco River in Catron County. Born at Chloride, N. M., he was a life-long resident of Southwest New Mexico where he was a prominent and successful in the livestock industry with extensive ranch holdings. For many years he was active as a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Balke; two sons, Arthur Balke, Glenwood, and Max Balke, Morro Bay, Calif.; two daughters, Miss Fredina Balke, Silver City, and Mrs. Evelyn Hurd, Madrid, Spain; three brothers, Frank Balke, Reserve; Hugh Balke, Morenci, Ariz., and Robert Balke, Clifton, Ariz., and four sisters, Mrs. May McKeen, Glenwood; Mrs. Ernestine Flaherty, Phoenix; Mrs. Laura Gray, Clifton and Mrs. Pearl Hale, Prescott, Ariz. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the First Presbyterian Church at Glenwood, the Rev. Richard Anderson of Reserve, officiating. Burial will take place in the Alma cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.


BALKE: Fredina C. Balke, 77, a Silver City resident, died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born May 13, 1913, at Alma. She held bachelors and Masters degrees in education from New Mexico Western College. She was a public elementary school teacher for 46 years. She taught two years in Alma, two years in Santa Rita, and 42 years in Silver City. She retired from teaching in May 1977. After retiring, she traveled extensively, but continued to reside in Silver City. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude Balke, her father, Fred Balke, and her brother, Arthur Balke. A sister, Evelyn Hurd of Silver City; a brother, Max Balke of California; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Balke of Silver City; and cousins Eva Faust and John McKeen of Alma, and Francis Wheeler of El Paso, Texas survive her. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Services will be held at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Balke, Dennis Balke, John Faust, Joseph Faust, John McKeen and John Wheeler. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to the Valley Community Congregational Church in Arenas Valley. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BALKE: Mrs. Gertrude H. Balke, 63, widow of the late Fred P. Balke, who died in July 1958, passed away Monday in Silver City. She was a member of the pioneer Balke ranch family of Alma, Catron County, where she had resided for 55 years. Eighteen months ago Mrs. Balke came to Silver City to make her home with her daughter, Miss Fredina Balke. Surviving, besides the daughter here, is another daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hurd, Madrid, Spain; two sons, Arthur, Glenwood and Max A. Balke, Morro Bay, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Grace Trainor, Farmington, NM; and a brother, Irvin Hicks, Clifton, Ariz. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Glenwood at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. H.L. Amen, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will take place in the Balke family burial plot in the Alma cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary. Flying home from Spain, Mrs. Hurd arrived Tuesday to attend the final rites for her mother.


BALKE: Ida B. Balke, 96, a resident of Hacienda de Salud, entered life eternal Tuesday. She was a ranch wife for 65 years in Reserve prior to moving to Hacienda de Salud. She was born in Alma to the late George and Ella (Day) Beardslee. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's funeral Chapels.


BALL: Funera1 services for Eugene Ball, 20-year resident of Hurley who died Monday, March 12,, were held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Lewis J. Presnall, pastor of the Hurley Union Church, officiated. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. The deceased was born in Skidmore, Tex., Nov. 20, 1900. He came to New Mexico as a young man and was a blacksmith by trade, being employed in that capacity by the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott for several years. During the last few years he had been transferred to serve as village watchman because of failing health. The passing of Mr. Ball was a great shock in the community where he had lived so long and was so well known. With an extremely likeable and friendly personality he was respected and well liked by all. Survivors are his wife, Louisa
Trigg Ball, two sons, Dan and Robert at home, three sisters, Mrs. Julian Shinn of Hurley,M J Simpson of Hot Springs and Mrs. Bena Shinn, Texas.

BALL: George N. Ball, 87, a pioneer: resident of Deming and World War I veteran, passed away last Friday at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard. Funeral services were held in the Mahoney Funeral Home chapel followed by burial In Mountain View cemetery with full military graveside rites.


HALL: Henry B. Hall, 69, a resident of Silver City for 31 years, died last Saturday at his home after an extended illness. He was an accountant and had worked for Murray Bros. store at Central some years ago, for Peck Motor Co., Monterey Hotel and Daily Press.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hall; three brothers, W. 0. Hall of Hatch and Ed and Jim Hall of Colton, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Alice James of Deming.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, Rev. C. M. Henderson of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, conducting the rites.
Burial was In the Silver City cemetery.


BALL: Beulah Anna Ball, 74, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Monday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ball was born on May 1915 in Clayton and had been a resident of Silver City since 1946. She was a member of the 24 Club and Woman's Club. She was a Brownie Scout leader, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and served on the advisory board for the Order of Rainbow for Girls for many years. Mrs. Ball was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silver City. She taught Sunday school for 37 years. She also taught vacation Bible school and was in charge of flowers and decorations for the church. Her hobbies were gardening and flowers. Calling hours will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Concluding services will follow in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Liles, pastor of the Silver City First Baptist Church, officiating. Survivors are her daughter, Bonni Jo Rogers and her husband, Bill, of Silver City; a brother, Sam Davis of Albuquerque; a sister, Mary Mosley of Arrey; and two grandchildren, Lori Anne Stephens and her husband, Rodney of Albuquerque and Keith Rogers, a student at New Mexico State University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ball on Aug. 12, 1988, and a sister, Dorothy Davis. Casket bearers will be Dr. Roy Wille, Vern Crosley, Bill Rodden, Don Wiley, Bill Colby and Lyman Greer. Honorary bearers will be Tom Lloyd, Ollie McCreary, Sam Reed, Jim Peeler, Clyde Venable, Maurice Conner, L.A. Patten and Jose and David Viramontes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church, 2400 Swan St., Silver City, N.M. 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BALL: Daniel T. Ball, 46, died Monday, June 2 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque. Mr. Ball was born in Santa Rita and had been a life long resident of Grant County. He was a retired engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 413. Mr. Ball is survived by his mother, Louisa Ball of Hurley, a brother, Bob Ball of Silver City, a nephew, Marcum Ball of Bloomington, Minnesota, two nieces, Susan Witterman of Globe, Arizona, and Kelly Ball of Silver City and an aunt, Beulah Simpson of Silver City. Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 413 and the American Legion Post No. 18 officiating. Serving as pallbearers were the members of the Elks Lodge. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.


BALL: Rowland Carl Ball, 84, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Wednesday at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1907, in Ooltewah, Tenn., to Asa and Lucy Ball. Mr. Ball went to Deming in 1924 and drove a bus for Parish Stage Lines. He was a fire chief in Silver City, and street and water superintendent. He was also employed by the U.S. Forest Service, and was a manager of Silver Freight Line. Mr. Ball also managed G.O. Gwyns, served as councilor for the town of Silver City, and was retired from Phelps Dodge. Calling Hours will be from 5-7 this evening in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10. The Rev. David Goble and Deacon Bill Holguin will officiate. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife of 61 years and one day, Bess "Violet" Ball of the home; two daughters, Dona Irwin and her husband, Bert, and Bobbie Neal and her husband, Meredith; Ada Robinson and her daughter, Debbie Pinezza; his grandchildren, Janet Irwin Smyer, Craig Irwin, Kim Neal Allen and Lyn Neal; great-grandchildren Lee Lindsey and Lane Smyer, Jennifer, Chase and Bubba [Aaron] Irwin, and Justin, Wasey and Aubri Irwin; nieces Bonni Jo Rogers and family, and Sherelle Wilkerson and family; and a nephew, Allen Williams and family. Others include Drucie of Kentucky, Bill, Jean, Bud, Marilyn, Mary Angeline, and Jennifer of Tennessee, Sara Sue of Nebraska, and Howard Lee of New Mexico. He is also survived by each of those close family friends whose life he and Mrs. Ball shared. Casket bearers will be Craig Irwin, Lyn Neal, Steve Allen, Bill Rogers, P.D. Wilkerson, and Allen Williams. Honorary bearers will be all of his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BALL: Stella A. Ball, a resident of Albuquerque for 48 years, passed away Thursday. Mrs. Ball is survived by her husband, Steve M. Ball; four daughters, Norma Taylor, Elizabeth Van Sickler and her husband, John, Rennie Linkous and Mary Casias, all of Albuquerque; five sisters; and six grandchildren, Scott Taylor, Mitzi Winkle, Steve Hindi, Michael Sanchez, Tamara Casias and Andrew Casias. Mr. Ball was a member of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. A rosary was recited Sunday evening at six in the chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in Albuquerque. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday morning at 9:30 in St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Stoeber as celebrant. Interment followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery with Steve Hindi, Michael Sanchez, Andrew Casias, Scott Taylor, Ron Winkle, Richard Marquez, John Van Sickler and Pat Ulibarri serving as casket bearers.


BALLARD: Margaret Elizabeth Ballard, 67, of Silver City, died Tuesday. Mrs. Ballard was born Sept. 28, 1920, to Elda and J.J. Mullane in Ackley, Iowa. She graduated from Ackley High School; attended Iowa State Teachers College; and graduated from Hamilton's Business College in Mason City, Iowa. She was Ackley High School's first drum major and also served as president and vice president of many school activities throughout her schooling. She was a Welcome Wagon Hostess in Ackley. On Sept. 23, 1944, she married William F. Ballard, and in 1973 they moved to Silver City. She held offices in the Newcomers Club and the Silver City Woman's Club. She was a friend to all people, and in case of illness or other adversities she was always one of the first at the door to offer whatever assistance she could. Next to her family, her great love was the game of bridge and she was very good at it. She taught more than 100 people how to play the game or how to improve their game if they already played. This brought much enjoyment and made their lives more enjoyable. She always was doing something with or for children of all ages. From making crafts together or playing fun games or even staging a full-fledged circus in Ackley she loved youth so much. She is survived by her husband, Bill Ballard of Silver City; one daughter, Sandra A. Donovan of Wylie, Texas; one son, Bruce J. Ballard of Longmont, Colo.; one sister, Muriel Van Sant of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and six grandchildren, Bradley J. Ballard, Ross H. Ballard, Lauren E. Ballard, Brian S. Donovan, Michael A. Donovan and Pamela E. Donovan. Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Box 318, Memphis, Tenn. 38101, or contributions can be made through the Wheeler Funeral Home. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BALLEW: Silver City friends have received word of the death Nov. 1 at her home in Gridley, Calif., of Miss Zula Ballew, a former dean of women at New Mexico State Teachers College, now Western University. Miss Ballew came to Silver City in the fall of 1927 to join the faculty of the college and served on the staff until December 1933, when she resigned to attend Stanford University at Palo Alto, Calif. She was a graduate of Columbia University, New York City, where she received her B. S. and M. A. degrees and served on the dean’s staff while attending graduate school. Following her retirement as a teacher, Miss Ballew continued her residence In California. Her girlhood home was in Emory, Texas, where burial took place.


BALLMER: Gerald J. Ballmer, 62, retired mine superintendent at Santa Rita of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation, died Wednesday in the U.S. Naval Hospital at San Diego, Calif. Following a heart attack in January 1959, Mr. Ballmer's health failed and in July of last year, he was retired, after a long period of outstanding service as a Kennecott official,. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army. After his retirement, Mr. Ballmer, with Mrs. Ballmer, moved to California to make their home in the hope that a lower altitude would prove beneficial to his health. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marta Ballmer; a daughter, Mrs. C.V.Coffey, Ray, Arizona; three sons, Ward Ballmer, Salt Lake City, Utah; Dale Ballmer, Santa Rita and Ray Ballmer, a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston; his mother, residing in Oak Harbor, Ohio; and a brother in Denver. News of the death of Mr. Ballmer was received by the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, in a long distance telephone call from Mrs. Ballmer. Funeral arrangements are pending in San Diego.


BALLMER: Services for Ward Evan Ballmer, 69, former public relations director of Kennecott Copper Corp.'s Chino Mines division, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Valley Community Church at Arenas Valley. After the services, his ashes will be scattered over the family's land on Oso Ridge in the Zuni Mountains. He was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Socorro, and went to Santa Rita at the age of 2, when his father, Gerald J. Ballmer, was a geologist in the mines. His mother, Martha Williamson Ballmer, was an organist and former schoolteacher. He finished Hurley High School in 1939, and graduated from New Mexico State Teachers College four years later with a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism. From February 1943 until December 1945, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Central Pacific Theater, as a radioman. Finding news jobs scarce when he returned to New Mexico after the war, he worked for two years as a carpenter in Roswell. But in 1948 he went to Chino as public relations director and established that department. He was there until 1954, when Chino transferred him to the New York office, where he headed the research and coordination of public relations program for operating divisions and subsidiaries. In 1959, he went to Salt Lake City, as director of public relations of Kennecott's Utah Copper Division. There he directed a staff of five and prepared and administered annual public relations budgets of $750,000. In December of 1960, he left Kennecott to set up his own public relations firm in Grants. His principal clients included the Uranium Operator's Association, the city of Grants, and the New Mexico Press Association, with which he served as executive secretary and produced Shop Talk magazine. He also wrote a weekly column for the Grants Daily Beacon on interesting people in the area. The column was titled "Know Your Neighbor." Rejoining Chino in February 1980 as director of public relations, he continued in that position until his retirement in 1985. Over the years, Mr. Ballmer was president of the New Mexico Public Relations Society of America. He served six years on the National Judicial Panel for the Society, and was publicity director of the New Mexico Section, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. He was president of the Grants, West Valencia Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Grants Rotary, with which he received Rotary International's highest honor when he was made a Paul Harris Fellow. He was active as a Silver City Rotarian. Survivors include his wife, Jonette Henson Ballmer; a daughter, Marta Jo Russell of Dallas, her husband, Edison T. Russell, and their children, Matthew, Shelly and Michael; a son, Christopher, of Largo, Fla., his wife, Leanne, and their children, Daniel and Heather; his brothers, Dale Ballmer of Silver City, and Ray Ballmer of Tucson, Ariz.; his sister, Ruth Ellen Coffey of Kearney, Ariz.: an aunt, Josephine Freytag of Oak Harbor, Ohio; and four sisters-in-law, Col. Lenore Henson, Estelle Goodrich and Laverne Rison, all of Albuquerque, and Patsy Ruth Underwood of Fort Worth, Texas.


BALLMER: Dale G. Ballmer, 68, a Silver City resident, passed away Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in San Rita on Nov. 10, 1927, the son of Gerald and Martha Ballmer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48 Mr. Ballmer retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. a shift foreman. He was is interested in music and the arts, and was a member of the Grant County Community Counsel, a member of the Episcopal Church choir, member of Toastmasters and Junior JC’s, and was a contributor to and supporter of the Western New Mexico University Museum, to which be donated several Indian artifacts. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Ballmer of Silver City; a son, Paul J Ballmer of Tucson, Michigan, stepson, Bruce W. Brice of Texarkana, Texas; two daughters, Virginia Beach of Albuquerque, and Katbi O'Mary and her husband, John, of Enterprise, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Wendy Mahill and her husband, Joel, of Bakersfield, Calif., and D'Lois Mull and her husband, Chris, of Selingsgrove, Pa.; his brother, Ray W. Ballmer, and his wife, Doris, of Tucson; his sister Ruth E. Coffey, and her husband, Red, of Kearney Ariz.; a sister-in-law Joneue Ballmer of Silver City; and 10 grandchildren. His parents and his brother, Ward E. Ballmer, preceded him in death. Calling hours will start at 5 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., also at Baca's. Burial with military honors will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Chris Mull, Bruce Brice, John O'Mary, Robin Coffey, George Sins, Adam Beach and Eric Beach. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BALTAZAR: Grant County had its sixth highway fatality of the year early last Sunday morning on State Highway 90 at the Georgetown cut-off east of Santa Rita. In the two-car crash, Ignacio Baltazar, 56, of Santa Rita, died at the scene of a broken neck. The victim was driver of one of the cars and the other car driver was John Edward Arguello 23, of Faywood, who suffered minor injuries, Also injured was a passenger, Francisco Carrillo, Santa Rita, riding in the Rosales car, and another passenger, Albert Lopez, in the Arguello car.


BALTEZORE: Mary Evelyn Baltezore, 82, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Navapache Regional Medical Center in Snow Low, Ariz. She was horn Feb. 16, 1915, in Shreveport, La. She was raised and attended school in Pecos, Texas, and Burley. She raised her family in El Cajon, Calif. She and her late husband, Sam Baltezore, an electrical engineer, for several years lived in South America, where he helped to establish hydroelectric power plants. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pinetop/Lakeside Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Owens Mortuary of Show Low handled arrangements.


BALTOSSER: Will Willcox Baltosser, 85, of Silver City passed away Monday, Jan. 3, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Baltosser was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Fruita, Colo. He was the son of Henry Baltosser and Margaret Willcox. Mr. Baltosser married Willa Onita Harris on Dec. 24, 1942, in Hobart, Okla. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Onita; one son, William Henry Baltosser, and his wife, Ginger, of Little Rock, Ark.; a granddaughter, Dianna Baltosser of Seattle; one brother, Robert W. Baltosser of Park Hill, Okla.; one niece, April Meadows, and her husband, Bart; and a sister-in-law, Dixie High of Edmond, Okla. Mr. Baltosser was preceded in death by his parents. He grew up in Farmington and attended schools there. He attended college in Colorado and graduated in 1948 from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in geology. Mr. Baltosser served in the U.S. Air Force in 1941. After the service, he went to work for Robert H. Ray Exploration in Houston as a party chief in charge of the survey crews. In 1945, the couple moved to Santa Rita and for two years he worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. He and Mrs. Baltosser moved back to Oklahoma, where he completed his degree in geology. They once again moved to Grant County and he worked for Kennecott until his retirement. Mr. Baltosser was past master of Masonic Lodge No. 44 in Santa Rita. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He will truly be missed by his family and all of his many friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BENCOMO: Rosa Bencomo, 78, of Bayard died Sunday at Hillcrest Hospital. Rosary services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Mass was said at the Bayard Catholic Church Tuesday burial following In the Hurley Cemetery. Survivors are three sons, two daughters, 29 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The deceased was a long-time resident of Bayard.

BANGERT: Lawrence C. Bangert, 57, who for the past nine years was post master at Fort Bayard, died at his home there last Saturday. He was well known in the community and was a member of the Silver City Lodge of Masons and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Gary J. Kamerling, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Fort Bayard cemetery, with Masonic graveside ritualistic rites. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Bangert, two sons, Lawrence, Jr. Redondo Beach Calif., and Thomas, Kansas City, MO.; two daughters, Miss Mabel Bangert, Fort Bayard, and Mrs. Florence Spear, Roselle Park, New Jersey, and four grandchildren.


BANKS: Mrs. Gertrude Banks, mother of Mrs. Frank G. Woodruff of Hurley, died Monday in St. Joseph’s hospital Hancock, Mich. Mrs. Banks was 88.
A native of Houghton Mich. Mrs. Banks was the widow of George H. Banks, who died in 1952. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Woodruff, are a son, Robert Banks, Detroit; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Kirchner, Detroit, Mrs. Frank Bush, Constantine, Mich., and Mrs. Alvin Brodeur Hancock; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday in Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloughton, Mich., under the direction of Hillside Mortuary. Burial was in Bloughton, where Mrs. Banks was a life-long resident. Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff left immediately by plane to attend the funeral services.


BARAJAS: Mrs. Michael G Barajas, 8l, a former resident of Central, passed away Thursday in Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Barajas is survived by a son, Mike Barajas, 7 daughters, Carmen Barajas, Elisa Lardizbal, Concha Garcia, Socorro Rivera, Mary Arvey, Josephine Enriquez, Gloria Silva, 30 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren, Rosary recitation was November, 18 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 10 am. November 19 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducting both services. Burial followed in the Hanover Cemetery.


BARAJAS: Ramon Barajas, 20, of Santa Rita, was killed late Sunday night in a two-car highway collision on State Road 358 two miles west of Santa Rita. Driver of the other car involved in the crash, Eddie Moreno, 24, also of Santa Rita, was not injured. The accident was the seventh highway fatality In Grant County this year. The accident was investigated by State Patrolman Billy Miller and Deputy Sheriff Arthur Nelson. The victim suffered a crushed skull and multiple injuries. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at the Santa Rita Catholic church1 followed by mass at 9 am. Wednesday. Burial took place in the Hanover cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Cox Mortuary. Survivors are his parents, Mr.and Mrs. Elias Barajas of Santa Rita; a brother, Mike; six sisters, Carmen Barajas, Mrs. Joe Lardizbal, Mrs. Marcus Garcia, Mrs. Abe Rivera, Mrs. Louis Avery, and Mrs. Jesus Enrique.


BARAJAS: Elias P. Barajas, 86, died at Hillcrest Hospital, Tuesday, October 8 following an extended illness. Mr. Barajas was a native of Jalisco, Mexico and had lived in Grant County for the past 49 years. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation as a brick and stonemason and retired in 1957 after 10 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Micaela of Central; seven daughters, Mrs. Joe M. Lardizabal, Mrs. Abe Rivera, and Mrs. Nicho Silva of Hurley, Mrs. Marcos Garcia and Mrs. Jesus Enriquez of Central, Mrs. Louis Arvey of Arenas Valley, and Mrs. Carmen Barajas of Phoenix, AZ.; one son, Mike Barajas of Central.


BARAJAS: Patricia Eileen P ‘Trish” Barajas, 32, born Feb. 15, 1964, passed away Friday peacefully at her home in Rancho De Taos after an extended courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in St. Louis, and moved to Phoenix in 1965 and to Silver City in 1975. She attended St. Mary’s Academy, Stout Elementary and La Plata Junior High School, and graduated from Silver High School in 1982. She was on the Silver Sharks Swim Team and was a member of St. Francis Newman Center and the “search’ youth group there. After high school, she moved around between Arizona and California. In 1988, she settled in Taos. There she was employed at Friday Motors, and later as an office manager for a veterinarian. She is survived by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Barajas, and her daughter, Brianna Marie Barajas, of Rancho De Taos; her parents, Gus and Pat Elgin of Silver City; a brother, Michael of Silver City; her sisters, LeAnn of Tucson, Ariz., and Kathy Toney, and a nephew, Wayne Toney, and a niece, Erin Toney, all of Silver City; an aunt and uncle, Pat and William Gammon, and two cousins, all of Houston; and many members of the Barajas family. Mrs. Barajas touched so many hearts with her kind, generous, fun-loving~ ways, and will be deeply missed. She will be remembered for her laughter and love of life. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her family members and friends whose lives will never be the same without her. A Mass will be celebrated at St.Francis Catholic Church in Rancho Dc Taos on Wednesday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Barajas requested a fund for her daughter’s education. Donations may be mailed to Brianna Barajas Scholarship Fund, c/o People’s Bank, P.O. Box 638, Ranch De Taos, NM 87557


BARBA: Emilia Lucero Barba, 85, died Thursday morning in Fort Bayard. Mrs. Barba was born in Georgetown and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Santa C1ara Catholic Church. Many nieces and nephews survive Mrs. Barba. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 pm. Monday at the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will he Celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev, Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral home of Silver City.


BARBA: Funeral services will be held this morning at the Santa Clara Catholic Church, Central, for Juan G. Barba, 77, retired Kennecott employee who died at his home Tuesday. A native of Sabinal, Mexico, he had lived at Central three years prior to his death. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emilia Barba, Central; two brothers, Rumaldo Madrid, Benson, Ariz., and Pedro Barba, of Palomas, Mexico.
Rev. Felix Sheridan will officiate at the funeral mass at 10 a.m., with burial in the Central Cemetery under the direction of Curtis Mortuary.


BARBER: Milton W. Barber, 70, of Santa Rita, a retired employee of Chino Mines, died at 10:45 Tuesday night in an El Paso Hospital. He had lived at Santa Rita since 1924 and was well known in the mining area. Members of the family were with him when he passed away. Surviving are his wife, a son, Charles Barber, and two daughters, Mrs. William Humble and Mrs. Charles Thurber. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.


BARBER: Mrs. Annie H. Barber, 88, died Monday, July 24 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Barber was a native of Dallas, Texas. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Humble of Central, Mrs. Hazel Thurber of Silver City, Mrs. Margaret Lubra of Los Angles, Calif., two sons, Milton Barber, Jr., of London, England, George Barber of Jerome, Michigan, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, Frank Hudson of Truth or Consequences. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Strain officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lonnie Morrison, Gene Myers, Dewey McLehaney, Pete Cody, Bill Frazier and Pat Humble. The family asks that donations be made to the Valley Community Church or the American Cancer Society in the memory of Annie Barber.


BARBOZA: Rogelio S. Barboza, 42, a Deming resident, passed away Tuesday, June 9, at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. The prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Friday at noon at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Barboza was born, Dec. 24, 1955, in Colima, Mexico, to Salvador Barboza and Rafaela Mancilia Barboza. A resident of Deming for three years, he worked as an automobile mechanic. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Soledad Barboza of Deming; his mother, Rafaela Barboza of Sylmar, Calif.; a son, Rogelio Barboza Jr. of Deming; a daughter, Adriana Barboza of Deming; three brothers, Augustin Barboza, Cresencio Barboza and David Barboza, all of Victorville, Calif.; and five sisters, Inez Estrada of Pacoima, Calif., Brenda Decetell and Maria Eugenia Casares, both of Sylmar, and, Glenda Chaides and Davanma Gudino, both of Lake View Terrace, Calif: Pallbearers will be Augustin Barboza, Rogelio Barboza Jr., Mario Barboza, Antonio Cano, Lorenzo Hinojosa and Trini Hinojosa. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.


BARD: William H. Bard, 67, a resident of Silver City for 45 years, died Tuesday in a Silver City rest home, following a long illness. Mr. Bard was widely known as a civil engineer and U. S. deputy mineral surveyor He served under five mayors as city engineer and was the engineer who made the initial survey and completed plans for Silver City’s first Concrete Paving project under the first term of the late Mayor Frank Vesely. He also had mining interest in Grant County. Surviving are a brother, Arthur Bard of El Paso; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cummings, Tacoma, Wash., and his mother, Mrs. Estella J Bard of Evanston, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, Conducted by the Silver City Lodge of Elks. The Rev. C. M, Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, will conduct committal rites at the grave,

BARELA: Adolfo “Tony” Barela, 72, a resident of Patagonia, Ariz., entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 1.1, at his residence. He was born May 28, 1926, in Central, now Santa Clara, to Teodoro and Alvina Hinojosa Barela. He was a teacher and administrator with Patagonia Union High School and retired after 35 years of service, He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7.


STOCKMAN: Boyd Stockman died March 10, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place with Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Inurnment of cremains will take place privately. Mr. Stockman was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Redrock, to Ira and Florence Nicholes Stockman. He earned a living by being a stuntman in the movie industry and then later for TV series. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Williams and her husband, Gilbert, of Denver City, Texas, and Melva Hutton of Hemet, Calif.; eight grandchildren, including James Joseph Stockman and Stephanie Rose Stockman of Lordsburg; nine great-grandchildren; 12 great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive.
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BARELA: Adolfo Barela, 71, a resident of Patagonia, Arizona, formerly of Santa Clara, died Wednesday. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Apolina Tapia Barela, wife of Bartolo P. Barela, died at the
Santa Rita hospital last Friday evening. She was born at Mimbres in February 1892. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mike Fernandez, of Bayard, Miss Angela and Miss Delfina Barela, both of Hanover, two sisters, Mrs. Juan Martinez of Deming, and Mrs. Avangelisto Martinez of Hanover, five brothers in California and seven grandchildren. Mass will be held at the Hanover Catholic church Tuesday evening with the Rev Fr. Francis Smerke officiating. Burial will be in the Hanover cemetery. Cox mortuary is in charge.


BARELA: Death an Sunday claimed Bartolo P. Barela, 64, a resident of Grant County for 33 years. He was a retired employee of the Empire Zinc Co at Hanover. He is survived by three sons, Crespin, Francisco and Feliciano and three daughters, Angelita, Delfina and Mrs. Mike Hernandez, a sister and nine grandchildren.


BARELA: Crespin Tapia Barela, 68, died in Raton Saturday. Mr. Barela was born in Gila and had been a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mr. Barela is survived by his wife, Lucy Barela of Bayard; one daughter, Millie Trujillo of Faywood; two sons, Nick Barela of Minot, N.D., and Eddie Barela of Bayard; three sisters, Vicenta Hernandez of Bayard, Angie Turner of Bosque Farms and Della Miller of Bayard; two brothers, Feliciano Barela. Of Hurley and Frank Barela of Albuquerque; and eight grandchildren, Frank Edward Garcia, Edward Barela, Alex Trujillo, Ralph Trujillo III, Lisa ‘Barela, Mary Esther Trujillo, Darlene Barela and Denise Barela. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph Trujillo Alex Trujillo, Tony Barela, Mike Hernandez Jr., Richard Hernandez and James Hernandez. Honorary ‘pallbearers will be David Miller, Greg Barela, Andrew Barela, Eloy Medina Jr., Jeff Carbajal, Bruce Carabajal, Ernie Garcia, Ted Barela, Alex Barela, Ruben Barela, Edward Barela and Frank Edward Barela. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BARELA; George S. Barela, 61, died Thursday morning at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Barela was born in Silver City and had been a lifelong resident of Silver City. He attended the Silver City schools and Western New Mexico University Served in the U S Army as a paratrooper in the 101st airborne division during WW II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He served two terms as Grant county commissioner and was instrumental in the construction of the Grant County airport. He also served with the Grant County Sheriff’s department. For the past twelve years he was known to many, as he was an insurance agent for Mountain States Life insurance Co. He was a charter member and past governor of the Moose Lodge in Silver City. He coached Silver City Little League baseball for several years always enjoying working with young people. His other hobbies were woodworking, hunting and fishing. Mr. Barela is survived by his wife Helton Barela of Silver City; two sons David George Barela of Albuquerque and James H Barela of Silver city; one sister, Lupe B Merrick of Tucson; his mother, Ester S Barela of Silver City; one nephew George Holguin of Tucson; one niece Genevieve Stiller of Tucson; and nine great nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation will be held at 7pm this evening in the Wheeler chapel and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Saturday At St Vincent de Paul catholic church with Monsignor James Milano officiating. Internment will follow in the Silver City Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Kirk Frost, C B Ogas, Andy Padilla, Simon “Chico” Chavez, Steve Ray Aguirre, Robert M Madrid, and Albert Cordoza. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Saliz, Frank Cotita, Tony B Mendoza, Julian M Polanco, And Dan L bowman. Arrangements by Wheeler.


BARELA: Lucia Barela, 73, a resident of Grant County, entered life eternal Friday at her home. Arrangements are pending with. Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Maria R. Barela, 85, of Santa Clara entered eternal life Thursday, April 20, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She has now joined her loving husband, Carlos Barela, in the heavenly kingdom of God. She also joins her parents, Jose and Candlaria Rodriguez; her brothers, Ben, Philip, Roman, Jose and Fernando Rodriguez; and sisters, Nicanora Rodriguez and Concha Turrey, in heaven. Visitation will be held today at 5 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 6. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry will lead in the rosary. The Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. She was born May 20, 1914, in Dona Ana and moved in her early years to Fort Bayard. Mrs. Barela took piano lessons and eventually took the job of organist at the Santa Clara Catholic Church, where she continued on for 64 years. Between those years, she married Carlos Barela and raised four children, Rita, Carmen, Lorenzo and Willie. Her life revolved around her family and her church. Mrs. Barela was a member of the Order of Martha’s, Altar Society, the Santa Clara Choir and the Cursillistas. She was an active member of the Rosary Makers, and in her younger days she was also active in the Community Election. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity, and for her trusting nature. Most of all, she will be remembered for her mischievous nature and sense of humor. She is survived by two sons, Lorenzo Barela and his wife, Mary Ann, of Mammoth, Ariz., and G.A. "Willie" Barela and his wife, Lupe, of Moreno, Calif.; two daughters, Rita R. Barela of Santa Clara, and Carmen Benavidez, also of Santa Clara; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Mariano L. Barela Sr., 69, of Lordsburg passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, in Albuquerque. The rosary service will be conducted tonight from 7-9:30 at Lordsburg Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at’ St. Joseph’ Catholic Church with Father Tony Clark officiating. Interment will be in Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. Mr. Barela was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Valdon, N.M. He was the son of Patricio H. Barela and Juana Lopez Barela. He was married to Mary Jane Herr. Mr. Barela is survived by his wife; one daughter, Dora Smith of Lordsburg; and three sons, Fred Barela of Alamo, and Mariano Barela Jr. and Patrick Barela, both of Lordsburg. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Clarky Smith of Lordsburg, Destinee Camacho of Pensacola, Fla., Bianca, Mikhail and Israel Barela of Lordsburg, and Clarissa and Patrick Charles Barela of Lordsburg; one great-grandson, Lonnie Camacho III of Pensacola; two sisters, Ramona Baisa of Lordsburg and Nellie Drew of Phoenix and one brother, Jesus Barela of Phoenix. Mr. Barela served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked at Phelps Dodge as a welder before he retired. Pallbearers will be Clark Smith Sr.. Fred Barela, Mariano Barela. Pat Barela, Clark Smith Jr., Louie Baisa, Ruben Balsa and Orlando Corders. Lordsburg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

BARELA: Mrs. Alvina H. Barela 49 died Wednesday, June 9 at her home Central and had lived there, all her life. She formerly was a staff member at Fort Bayard. Rosary was held Thursday night at the Cox Mortuary chapel and mass was Friday morning at the Santa Clara Catholic church in Central and burial was in the Central cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Ban Den Boogaard had charge of the services. Mrs. Barela is survived by her husband, Teodoro P. Barela; one son, Aldolfo; five daughters, Miss Delfina Barela, Mrs. Ernelinda Marquez and Mrs. Herminia Mitchell, all of Central; Mrs. Leonila Melendrez, Fort Bayard and Mrs. Estill Vega, Silver City; eight grand-children and two sisters.

BARELA:Olivia Estela “Stella’ Barela was born in Santa Clara, where she grew up with her loving family. She worked as a nurse aide with home health and she enjoyed singing and dancing. She was a devout St. Vincent de Paul parishioner. She sang in the choir and was a member of the Guadalupanas. Ms. Barela loved being with her family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She was preceded in death by her first-horn daughter Christina Vega and her only brother Adolfo Barela. She is survived by her four sons, Harry Vega and his wife, Rosa, of Silver City, Dennis Vega of Silver City, Richard Vega and his wife, Sonya of Silver City, and Arthur L. Vega and his wife Vicky, of Silver City. A daughter Sheila Varela of Silver City: four sisters, Minnie Mitchell and her husband, Jack, of Tucson, Ariz., Erma Marquez of Tucson, Leona Melendrez and her, husband, Mike, of Silver. City, and Delfie Madrid, and her husband, Leo, of Tucson; a sister-in-law, Dora Barela of Patagonia, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren: one great-grandson: and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4-7 Wednesday evening with the prayer vigil following at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at St. Vincent tie Paul Catholic Cemetery. Pall hearers, will he her sons. Harry, Dennis. Richard and Arthur and Jason and Rick Vega Jr. Honorary. Pall hearers are Ray Olivas and Mike Melendrez. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Teodoro P. Barela, 62, a resident of Central for 52 years, died Sunday at Tucson. He was a retired employee of the American melting & Refining Co. Surviving are a son, Adolfo Barela, of Central; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Mitchell; Mrs. Irma Marquez, Mrs. Lena Melendrez, all of Tucson; Mrs. Estella Vega. Silver City arid Mrs. Delfina Lucero, Central. Rosary services were held Wednesday morning at the Curtis mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 9:30 a.m. today at the Central Catholic Church, the Rev.Kaslmfr Pefraukas officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery in Central.


BARELA: Carlos C. Barela, 76, a longtime resident of Central, entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Dona Ana and was a member of Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church in Central. Mr. Barela was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Steelworkers Union Local 890. He was active in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary will be recited at Santa Clara Catholic Church Thursday evening at 7. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:30 at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow at Hurley Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Maria Barela of Central; two sons, Lorenzo Barela and his wife, Mary Ann, of Mammoth, Ariz., and Willie Barela and his wife, Lupe, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Rita Barela of Central, and Carmen Benavidez and her husband, Robert M. Benavidez, of Silver City; a brother, Daniel Barela of Albuquerque; three sisters, Amalia Espinoza, Elisa Bryon and Margret Acevez, all of Las Cruces; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Casket bearers will be Lorenzo Barela Jr., Edward Barela, Braulio Benavidez, Gabriel "Flint" Benavidez, John Robert Benavidez Jr. and Tony Savorillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Elisa M. Barela, 57, a resident of Safford, Ariz., died Wednesday morning in Mount Graham Community Hospital in Safford. She was born June 2, 1931 in Morenci, Ariz., and retired in Safford in 1971 from Santa Fe Springs, Calif., where she worked as a seamstress for 20 years. Funeral services have been scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Concluding services will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Survivors include a brother, David Mena of Clifton, Ariz.; two sisters, Vicenta Membrila of Thatcher, Ariz., and Juanita Andazola of Clifton; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip M. Barela, in 1989 and a brother, Joe Mena, in 1988. Casket bearers will be Michael Membrila, David and Virgil Mena, John G. Caballero, Peter Andazola and Guadalupe Fernandez. Serving as honorary bearers will be Emilio Membrila and Frank Andazola Sr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Esther S. Barela, 88, died Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. She was a longtime resident of this area, was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, was a past choir director and was active in the local Democratic Party. She is survived by her daughter, Lupe B. Merrick of Tucson; one granddaughter, Genevieve A. Stiller of Tucson; and seven grandsons, George E. Holguin of Tucson, David George Barela of Albuquerque, James H. Barela of Silver City, and Henry Barela Jr., James Barela, Randall Barela and Melvin Barela, all originally of Silver City; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Henry S. Barela and George S. Barela. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BARELA: Feliciano T. Barela, 69, a Hurley resident, entered eternal rest Friday at Presbyterian Hospice in Albuquerque. Mr. Barela was born July 9, 1925, in Hanover to Bartolo and Apolonia Tapia Barela. He moved to Hurley in 1960 with his wife of 40 years, Teresa (Medrano) Barela. He was employed as a laborer with Chino Mines until his retirement in 1968 and remained an active union member with Local 890. He was a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, of the home; a daughter, Stella Barela of Rio Rancho; a brother, Frank Barela, and his wife, Mary, of Albuquerque; and his sisters, Angie Turner of Bosque Farms and Della Miller of Bayard. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Teodore and Crespin Barela, and his sisters, Vicenta Hernandez and Feliciana Barela. Calling hours are from 2-5:30 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin this evening at 7 at Infant Jesus Catholic church in Hurley with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 Tuesday morning, also at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be his nephews, Nick, James, Mike, Ted and Ruben Barela, and David Miller. Honorary bearers are his remaining nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARELA: Frank A. Barela, 59, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19. Mr. Barela was a lifetime resident of the Hatch area. He was a retired supervisor from the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department, receiving numerous awards for his service, and was employed as a landfill guard for Dona Ana County. Mr. Barela was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt. He is survived by his wife, Marina Barela of the family home; three sons, Frank Barela Jr. and wife, Joy, Justin F. Barela, and Gerardo De La Cruz, all of Hatch; seven daughters, Margaret A. Martinez of Las Cruces, Patricia A. Archer of Rincon, Geraldine Franzoy of Hatch, Karen B. Dykstra of Las Cruces, Suzy Lara of Chandler, Ariz., Donna Rae Kayitah of Mescalero, and Rebecca M. Barela of Atlanta, Ga.; his parents, Jesus and Teresa Barela of Hatch; a brother, Maximo Barela of Albuquerque; and five sister, Ramona Sanchez of Las Cruces, Barbara Estrada of Las Cruces, Elsie Terrazas of Chama, Susie Vega of Las Cruces, and Rita Barela of San Francisco. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren. A visitation will be held at 6 tonight at Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church in Hatch. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, also at Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Power officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hatch. Pallbearer’s will include Remigio F. Sanchez, Tommy H. Martinez, John F. Archer, David B. Franzoy, Robert Dykstra, Jimmy J. Lara, Vince K. Kayitah and Mario S. Torres. Honorary pallbearers will include George Hartford, Kelo Barela, Marcos Barela, Carlos Barela, Justin Barela, Gerardo De La Cruz, Maximo Barela, Frank Barela Jr. and Jim Harris. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.


BARELA: Henry Serrano. Henry, 66, died Saturday in Silver City. Mr. Barela was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident. He was a communicant of the St. Vincent Paul Catholic Church and had been a foreman for Asarco. He is survived by his mother, Esther S.Barela of Silver City, and one Sister, Lupe Merrick of Tucson Ariz. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Barela in 1985. Other survivors are three nephews, George Holguin of Tucson, David Barela of Albuquerque, and James Barela of Silver City; one niece, Genevieve Stiller of Tucson; and four sons, Henry Barela, James Barela, Randy Barela and Alex Barela. Rosary was held at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel and mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at the St. Vincent Catholic Church in Silver City with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 Pallbearers will be Steve Aguirre Sr., Bud Merrick, James Barela, Reyes Nieto Jr. and Robert Madrid. Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Sierra, Diego Lavato, Demesio Morales, Charles Morse and Alfred Vawman. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Homes.

BARELA: Ysabel "Chavelo" Barela, 70, a resident of Central, passed away Thursday in Albuquerque. He was born and raised in Grant County. Mr. Barela was born Jan. 2, 1920. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and was also a member of American Legion Post 91. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. He was a good father and enjoyed spending time with his family. He served in the South Pacific Theater of operations as a member of a quartermaster unit and also served in the South Pacific during World War II, from August 1944 to March 1946. Survivors are his wife, Tommie Barela of Central; a daughter, Judy Sanchez of Albuquerque; three sons, Freddie Barela and Arthur Barela and his wife of Central, and Bobby Barela and his wife of Silver City; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a nephew, Manuel Lopez of Silver City; a niece, Jessie Tellez of Albuquerque; a cousin, Abie Bustamante of Arizona; and many other cousins. A rosary will be held tonight at 7 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. A mass will be said Tuesday morning at 10, also at the Santa Clara Church. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Y.B. Morales, Ray Teran, James Palacios, "Chon" Manzano, Abe Martinez and Rudy Chapin. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Joe, George, Valentin and Arnold Lopez, and his many friends. The family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.
BARELA: Juana Lopez Barela, 89, a longtime Lordsburg resident, died ay at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Visitation will start Friday evening at 7 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the prayer vigil at 7:30. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday morning at St.Joseph's Catholic church with the Rev. Benilo Suen officiating. Interment will follow at Shakespeare cemetery, She was born March 30, 1907, in San Pceorralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Matias Lopez and Juana Robles. She was a homemaker and had been a Lordsburg resident since having previously lived in Ascension, Mexico. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Mariamo Barela of Lordsburg and Jesus Barela of Phoenix; two daughters, Ramona Baisa of Lordsburg, and Manuela Drew of Phoenix; a sister, Maria Padilla of Lordsburg; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Pallbearers will be Freddie, Mariano Jr., Patrick, Joseph, and Ruben Barela, Flores, Louis Baisa Gregory and Vincent drew. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARELAS: Carlos Barelas, 40, of Reserve died at a Silver City clinic the past week. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Jeanne Barelas, four sons and a daughter. Funeral services and burial took place in Reserve.
Catalina Gurule Barreras, 62, of Hanover died Sunday Oct 21 in Hillcrest hospital. She was born Oct 23 1921 in Golden NM the daughter of Bences and Libradita Gurule and had lived in Hanover since 1941 where she was a member of the Family Catholic church. She is survived by her husband, Fred Barreras of Hanover; two daughters, Beatrice Davalos of Calif. And Inez Majalca of Hanover; seven sons, Bobby, Leon, Joe and Tony, Barreras of Calif., Tommy of Albuquerque, Fred of Illinois, and Jerry of the home; four sisters, and three brothers of Albuquerque and 15 grandchildren. Rosary was recited Tuesday, Oct 25, in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Oct 26 in the Holy Family Catholic church in Hanover. Both services were conducted by the Rev Fr Thomas Perez. Burial followed in the Catholic cemetery, Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby, Leon, Tommy, Freddie and Tony Berreras. Arrangements by Curtis Bright.


BARKA: John L Barka, Sr., age 74 and a pioneer resident of Gila, passed away Saturday In Lordsburg after a prolonged illness. Survivors are his widow, Pauline, a sister, Mrs. Ida B. Martin of Phoenix; six sons, Frank and Thomas of Albuquerque; James, Willie and Eddie Joe of Gus, and John, Jr., who is with the Armed Forces in Germany; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Hood, Mrs. Franklin Hood and Lizzie Barks of Lordsburg, Mrs. Pablo Diaz of Los Chavez and Alice Barka of Albuquerque. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Heather Mortuary in Lordsburg. Pallbearers were Raymond Hood, Henry Diaz. Pablo Diaz, Manuel Sanchez, Oscar Polanco and Medardo Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers were Franklin Hood, Jr., Thomas Hood, Bobby Hood, Frank Hood, Frank Diaz and Forrest Lynn Barka.


BARKA: Elizabeth Barka, 55, died Saturday in Silver City. She was born Sept. 18, 1932, in New Mexico, and resided much of her life in the area of Cliff. She worked as a grocery clerk and for many years managed the Cow Palace in Cliff. She is survived by three sons, Robert Gonzales and Roger Diaz of Lordsburg and Eddie Joe Diaz of Silver City; four sisters, Inez Hood, Irene Hood and Alice J. Barka, all of Lordsburg, and Iola Diaz of Silver City; six brothers, James Barka, Eddie Barka and Willie Barka, all of Gila, Thomas Barka and Frank Barka, both of Albuquerque, and John L. Barka of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Evette Pauline Gonzales and Nicholas Diaz. There will be a graveside service Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Pastor Lance Williamson will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert McCauley, Edward Gutierrez, Pat Gutierrez, Jerry Mortensen, Oscar Polanco and Alfred Duran. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bob Nolan, Skidder Byrd, Bob Upton, Kent Lee, Isidro Polanco, Mike McDonald, Julio Polanco, and all of her friends. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BARKER: Mrs. Valeria Bell Barker, a resident of Silver City since 1902, died at, Hillcrest General Hospital last, Thursday night. For many years she was one of Silver City’s best-known and successful businesswomen, conducting the Silco Confectionery from 1930 to 1953. Ill health forced her retirement several years ago. Her husband, Ben Barker, until his death in 1940, was a partner in the operation of the confectionary. Mrs. Barker was actively interested in community affairs and had the friendship of college’ and high school students, who made the confectionery their downtown meeting place.
She is survived by her sister, Miss Gertrude Bell, of the Silco Theaters, Inc., business office staff, and Mrs. Ethel Kirk of Denver who was here during the last several weeks of her illness. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev. Charles S. Walker, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted the rites. Interment was in the mausoleum in the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers were Chase Webb, William Pringle, Walter Wilson, James Turner, Clifton Reed and Robert Poindexter Jr.

BARKER: Hazel Murray Barker, 96, passed away peacefully Saturday at her home on Mann Drive after a lingering illness. Born to William Dennis and Martha Orr Jones Murray on Jan. 27, 1899, Mrs. Barker spent most of her life in Grant County. She attended schools in Silver City and received additional education at Ramona School in California. During her early youth, she participated in the Silver City Strollers, a general theatric group of entertainers organized during World War I. Her entire life was devoted to being a mother and homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Louise Kyzer of Silver City; three sons, Edwin Barker and his wife, Marilyn of Houston, William Barker and his wife, Patsy of Roswell, Ga. and Jack Barker and his wife, Marie of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Lyda Murray Ryan; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Barker; a brother, Harry Booth Murray; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Murray. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols celebrating. The rite of committal will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Ball, Lucadio Madrid, Robert Harsh, Bobby Mendoza, Jack Hill and Bert Irwin. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, Silver City,NM 88061. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BARKER: John Allen Barker, 76, a resident of Tyrone, died Saturday while hunting in the Burro Mountains. Mr. Barker was born Sept. 14, 1912, in Louisiana and had served with the U.S. Navy before his retirement. Survivors are his three daughters, Asta Barker of Iceland, Cindy Barker of Dallas, Texas, and Donna Talley of Lafayette, La.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and disposition of the remains will be held at a later date in Louisiana. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BARLING: Edward Willis Barling, 65, ironworker on a construction project of Phelps Dodge Corporation at Tyrone, suffered a fatal heart attack Monday. The Curtis Mortuary sent the body to Fort Smith, Ark., for funeral services and burial.


BARLOWE: Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Bayard chapel for Frank P. Barlowe, 68, of Dallas, Texas, who died Tuesday at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was born in Winona, Minnesota, and served in the U. S. Army. Nearest of kin survivors are a sister, Mrs. Marion Bryant of La Grange, Illinois, and a brother, Edward Barlowe, of Glendale California. Burial took place in the Fort Bayard cemetery under the direction of the Wheeler Mortuary, Deming.
Antonio A. Barncastle, 60, a veteran of World War I, died Saturday in the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Barncastle and three sons. Funeral services were held at the Nelson Mortuary chapel in Las Cruces, followed by burial in St. Joseph’s cemetery.


BARNES: Archie R.M. "Bob" Barnes, 72, of Reserve entered into eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Springerville, Ariz. hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Shell Lake, Wis., and spent his school years and early adult life in Wisconsin. He served his country in the Marines. Mr. Barnes and his family moved to Reserve in 1953 and he worked for Navapache Electric Co-op. He retired in 1990 after 37 years of dedicated service. He was very active in his community. He was a member of the Booster's Club and helped build the rodeo arena. He had been a Boy Scout leader and hunter safety instructor, and was a member of the Reserve school board. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Middle Frisco. Interment will follow at the Reserve Community Cemetery. Father Pat Wedeking will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Barnes of Reserve; and five children, Karen Wilson and husband, Ron, of Silver City, Nancy Gray and husband, Ivan, of Willow Springs, Mo., Kevin Barnes and wife, Bev, of El Cajon, Calif., James Kerwin Barnes of Lewisville, Texas, and Tony Barnes and wife Kelly, of Las Vegas, Nev. His stepchildren include Darrell Pippins of Kennewick, Wash., Dwayne Pippins and wife, Marilyn, of Luna, Joe and wife, Helen, of Silver City, and Rita Sierra of Reserve. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, seven great-grand- children, and his 100-year-old father-in-law. Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his mother, stepfather, a daughter who died at birth, a granddaughter and one step- grandson. Arrangements are under the direction of Jewkes Mortuary of Springerville.
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BARNES: One of New Mexico’s most prominent pioneer lawyers, Richard P Barnes, died Monday at the age of 87 at his home In Albuquerque, where he had resided since 1915, and actively practiced until illness
forced his retirement a month before his death. A native of Carthage, N. Y., Barnes came to New Mexico in 1885, settling In Silver City, where he studied law in the office of Conway and Posey and practiced law here for 20 years. He moved to Albuquerque in 1915 after serving as a member of the 33rd Territorial Legislature from Grant County in 1897 and as district attorney of the Third Judicial District from 1899 to 1900. He was a member of the State Legislature in 1917 and 1919 from
Bernalillo county and was appointed to the State Supreme court. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank R.Coon, who moved to Albuquerque from. Deming two years ago, Mrs. W.F.Bitter of El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. M.P. Walker of Tucson, Ariz, and a brother C. B, Barnes of New York City.

BARNES: Robert Athon Barnes, 81, president and manager of the Parkway Realty & insurance Co and pioneer resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday morning at Hillcrest General hospital following a brief illness. His death occurred on his 35th wedding anniversary. Born in Bedford, Indiana, June I, 1877, his early adult life was spent in the theatrical world as head of his own stock company, which toured the United States and Canada. Also, over a period of years, he was a national crusader against illegal traffic in narcotics, lecturing before colleges and, high schools. His first job in New Mexico was at Deming where he served a short time as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1924 he married Lottie Abraham and had resided here for 35 years. He was best known as Bob Athon, his stage name. He took an active and leading part in all activities for the progress of the community and had utmost faith in the progress of Silver City and Grant County and expansion of its metal mining and livestock industries. He had a happy philosophy of life instilled in him during the early years he was engaged in show business. His philosophy was contagious among his wide circle of friends and business associate. For more than 50 years Mr. Athon was a member of the Walla Walla, Washington, Elks Lodge and a life member. His lodge activities continued here with the Elks. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows Lodges and Taper Rebekah Lodge at Bayard, and was affiliated with the Grant County Realtors, the New Mexico State Realtors and the Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Charles S. Walker, of the First Methodist Church officiating. Ritualistic services also were held by the IO.O.F. Lodge, followed by committal rites at the graveside in the Masonic cemetery by officers of the Elks Lodges.
Serving as pallbearers were FL. L. Wilson, G. 0. Burchfield, L. P. Barto, Bob Gillespie, George Gaylord, Clifton L. Reed. Honorary pallbearer was R. L. Saunders.


MALLORY: A funeral mass was celebrated at the San Lorenzo Church Monday by the Rev Fr Carl Nieset for John Mallory, 28, who was killed in a mine accident at the Ground Hog Mine at Vanadium Friday. Mr. Mallory is survived by his wife, Yolanda and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mallory , Arenas Valley. Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery in Silver City.


BARNES: Mrs. Isabelle (Belle) Barnes, 59, died Saturday, June 3, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Barnes, a native of Illinois, was a resident of Tyrone at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Robert Barnes of Tyrone, two daughters, Mrs. JoAnn Hanson of Silver City, Mrs. Roberta Ray of Buena Park, Calif., a son, Russell Barnes of Albuquerque and nine grandchildren. Rosary recitation was Monday, June 5, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, June 6, at St. Francis Newman Center. Rev. Fr. Manuel Marumba conducted both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery.


BARNES: James Winston Barnes, 29, of Bayard passed away Thursday in Benson, Ariz. Mr. Barnes was born May 10, 1963, in Hobbs to James F. and Mary Ann (Allen) Barnes. He was a furnace attendant at Chino Mines, a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, a U.S. Army veteran serving with the 17th Air Cavalry, and a graduate of Silver High School, Class of 1982. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Sherry (Castleman) Barnes of Bayard; a son, Michael Robinson of Bayard; a daughter, Jennifer Castleman of Bayard; his parents, James F. and Mary Ann Barnes of Silver City; a brother Michael Barnes of Silver City; a sister, Kim Soringler of Arenas Valley; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City. The Rev. Robert Ihlefeld, pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BARNES: Mrs. Lottie Athon Barnes, 85, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Saturday evening following an extended illness. She was a native of Silver City. Mrs. Barnes was in show business and silent pictures in her early years with her husband, the late Robert Athon Barnes. She was active in Rebekah Lodge No. 29 and the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband in 1959 and her son David Hill in 1946. She is survived by her sister Sadie A. Ellis of Denver, Colo., and two nieces.


BARNES: Sydney B. Barnes, 73, a former Silver City resident, passed away Dec. 12 in San Diego, Calif., where he had resided for the last two years. He died from complications resulting from a stroke suffered in September. He is survived by two sisters, DonnRee Oyler of Sherwood, Ore., and Grethel Tustin Turnidge of Sublimity, Ore.; two sons, Sydney Bruce Barnes III of Clackamas, Ore. and Roger Barnes of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter, Treva Ann Burnside of Sherwood; and four grandchildren. Mr. Barnes was born March 1, 1916 in Hillsboro. He attended high school in Silver City and Carlsbad and the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He served as a Navy pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following the war he returned to Carlsbad to operate a Culligan soft water business. In succeeding years he lived in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, working as a loan officer for finance companies and as a real estate agent/investor. After his retirement he lived in Texas, Arizona and California.

BARNETT: Herbert L Barnett 63 business man of Central for the past 25 years he had operated a general hardware and auto service business was the victim of a drowning accident Sunday in deep earthen pond on Hay Mesa on the upper Mimbres River. According to Sheriff Lawrence Shelly who with deputy Sheriff Billy Miller investigated the accident Barnett had gone to the remote pond with Louise Suchoff and Willie King a youth to seine for a species of deep sea fishing bait predatory to a trip to Guaymas Mexico. Suchoff said that King, a teenager waded into the pond with a siene stepped into a deep hole and disappeared under water. To save him, Barnett jumped into the pond and also stepped into a hole sinking under the water. Meantime King got out of the pond and with the assistance of Suchoff jumped into the pond and dragged Barnett out of the water and to the bank and applied artificial respiration, but were unable to revive him. Suchoff went to the Mimbres Ranger Station six miles away to report the accident and summon aid. The call was answered by Sheriff Shelly, Deputy Miller Brub Stone and Rufus Costin the latter two from Central. The body was brought to Curtis mortuary in Silver city where a coroner’s jury returned a verdict of death by accidental drowning. Barnett was widely known in the community. He was a past president of the Southwest New Mexico Game protective Assoc. Member of the Bayard Lions club and had served two years in 1948-50 as mayor of Central. He had sawmill interest in Grant and Catron counties and in Az. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Velma Barnett and a sister Mrs. Gertrude Barnett Longmoore of Mesa Az. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10am at the Curtis mortuary chapel the Rev H E Johnson conducting the rites. Burial was in the cemetery at Mesa Az.


BARNETT; James Franklin Barnett, 83, resident of 1210 Country Club Road died in Deming. He was born May 6, 1901 in Carter Valley, TX and came to Deming from Montana in 1966. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association, Luna County Ranchette Owners Association and the Golden Age Club. Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Bishop Mervin Wertz officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Alice Barnett of the home; a stepson, Jim Coursien, Kalispell, Montana and three step-grandchildren. Pallbearers were George Coupland, Smokey Milligan, Albert Milligan, Alton Milligan, Bob Milligan and Wesley Burris. Honorary bearers were Harold Barnett, Donny Grant, Sid Prince, Hollis Holland, Snort Wood and Arlo Dietzman. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


BARNETT: Mary Margaret Barnett, 53, formerly of Albuquerque, died in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday. She is survived by her former husbands, Richard Fout and Galen D. Miller; two daughters, Nancy Clausen and her husband, Jimmie, and Donna Adams and her husband, Ralph; four grandchildren, Joan Marie Clausen, Maurice Clint Clausen, Austin Ralph Adams and Ashlynn Mary Adams; two sisters, Joan Pruitt and Suzanne Cox; and one brother, Donald Barnett. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard "Rick" Maurice Fout; her father, B.L. Barnett; her mother, Margaret Jackson Barnett; and two brothers, Robert and James Barnett. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in Albuquerque. Interment will follow in Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery with Donald Barnett, Ken Shotwell, Donald Pruitt, Kenny Barnett, Chuck Cox and Jeff Cox serving as casket bearers.


BARNETT: Mrs. Margaret Jackson Barnett a former resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday morning at her home in Truth or Consequences, following a heart attack. Born at Mogollon, Mrs. Barnett was a member of a pioneer family and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Jackson, early day residents of Southwestern New Mexico. Surviving are three daughters, Joan, Mary Margaret and Suzanne and two sons, Donald John and Robert; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Forsyh, Mrs. Mary Shotwell and Miss Helen Hunt Jackson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Charles H. Olson, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Truth or Consequences Interment took place in the Silver City cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary. Serving as pallbearers were Harvey Forsyth, Stewart Warrick, Horace Carmichael, Stewart Pinkerton, Robert Jackson, Sr. and Thomas McCabe. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. R.E. Watts, Dr. W.D. Cantell, Ralph Morgan, Robert Neff, Dr. Sidney Baker, Alvin Lewis, and Barney Orio.


BARNUM: Ernestine M. Barnum, 69, died Thursday in El Paso, Texas. She was born in Arkansas and had been a resident of Silver City for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Joy Watkins of El Paso. Texas; one son, Gary Barnum of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Earline ??erbert of Camarillo, Cali. and one brother, Fred Gay of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Charles Barnum, in 1985. Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. Monday in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Mancel Murtensen officiating. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BARNUM: Gary Barnum, formerly of Silver City, passed away in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 8. He is survived by his wife, Jeryl
Ann Barnum of Albuquerque; two stepchildren, Bob Buijard and Tern McTernan: four grandchildren; one sister, Joy Watkins of El Paso, Texas; and an uncle, Fred Gay of Tyrone. Mr. Barnum was a past deacon at Los Altos Christian Church in Albuquerque Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Los Altos Christian Church.


BARNUM: Raymond Charles Barnum, 71, died Tuesday afternoon in Silver City. Mr. Barnum was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 and was a retired postman and served in the United States Navy. Mr. Barnum is survived by his wife, Ernestine Barnum of Silver City; one daughter, Joy Watkins of El Paso, Texas, one son, Charles Cary Barnum of Houston TX; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Mancel Mortensen officiating, and the Allingham— Golding Post No. 18 will conduct military honors. Interment will follow. In
Lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to do so may make donations to the American heart Fund. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BARNWELL: Rhiannon Nicole Barnwell, infant daughter of Michael and Patsy Barnwell, passed away Feb. 5 in the University Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born Jan. 21 in Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Survivors include her parents, Michael and Patsy of Gila one sister, Kelly Barnwell, also of Gila, and her grandparents, Barbara Van Ausdall of Tucson, Ariz., and. Josie Chacon and Ciecillo Ogas of Gila. Visitation is set for Sunday from 1-3 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with graveside funeral Services Monday at 11 a .m. in the Cliff Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Henderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Newborn Infant Care Unit at University Medical Center, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE., Albuquerque, N.M. 87106, Arrangements are by the Curtis Bright


Barr: Graveside services were held April 21 in Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia for Ralph James Barr, a Silver City resident from 1965-78. Presiding at the services was the Rev. L.B. Hall. Mr. Barr was 78 and died April 20 in the Artesia Good Samaritan Center. He was born June 23, 1910, in Longmont, Colo., and came to Artesia in the early 1930s from California. He married Nina Gray on April 16, 1936, in Las Cruces. Mr. Barr retired from the Navajo Refining Co. maintenance department and was a member of the Congregational Church in Longmont and the Artesia Elks Club. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Sand Martin of Canyon, Texas; a son, Richard Barr of Midland, Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Helpers Club; and friends may write to Mrs. Barr at 608 S. Fourth, Artesia, N.M. 88210.


BARR: Meryl Barr, 60, a resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday night at Gila Regional Medical
Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARRAGAN: Louisa Y. Barragan, 61, passed away Monday, May 30 at her residence in Silver City. Mrs. Barragan was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ruthie Barrágan and Mrs. Stella Ybarra, both of Silver City, a son Bennie Saiz of Morenci, Ariz, and ten grandchildren. Survivors also include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Catarino Lopez. Sr. of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Juan Garcia a Mrs. Rosa Elias, both of Silver City and Mrs. Ruberta Arono Phoenix, Ariz. and four brothers, Catarino Lopez, Jr. & Alfonso Ybarra, both of Silver City, Tony Ybarra Lordsburg and Juan Lopez of Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 1, at 7:00 m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Nastacio Gomez conducting the services. The remains were shipped to Safford, Arizona, for burial in the Safford Cemetery.


BARRAGAN: Mrs. Secundina M. Barragan, 62, wife of Luciano D. Barragan, passed away last Friday at the family home in Silver City. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel at 7:30 Sunday evening. The Rev. R. A. Vonder Haar said Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Surviving besides the husband are four sons, Juan, Manuel, Jose and Rudy; five daughters Mrs. Adolfo Sais, Mrs. Tony Ybarra, Mrs. B. L. Provencio, Delfina and may Barragan; 37 grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Barragan: Joe Marquez Barragan, 64, of Silver City, died Thursday in the Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Barragan was a lifelong resident of Silver City and was a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center. He is survived by his wife, Manuela H. Barragan of Silver City; four daughters, Katie Sandoval, Cecilia Avalos and Dolores Barragan of Silver City and Irene Aguilar of Hemet, Calif.; six sons, Freddy, Reynaldo and Danny Barragan of Silver City, Joe Barragan Jr. of Albuquerque, Robert Barragan of Las Cruces and Johnny Barragan of Fort Bayard; three sisters, Lasara Provencio and Delfina Martinez of Silver City and Ernestina Ybarra of Lordsburg; one brother, Rodolfo "Fito" Barragan of Safford, Ariz.; and 32 grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with Rosary recitation following at 7 p.m., also in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Deacon Johnny Perez will officiate at the Rosary. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Frances Newman Center with the Rev. Bill Mayer and Perez officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Barragan Jr., Robert Barragan, Danny Barragan, Johnny Barragan, Carlos Sandoval and Eulalio "Lou" Peru. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BARRAGAN: Ramona Peña Barragan, 73, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 5, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 tonight at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the rosary following at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She was born to Jesus and Pomposa Pelia Pefia on April 5, 1924, in Sherman. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City, and loved gardening and enjoyed playing bingo. She loved spending time with members of her family and liked to go for rides with them. Survivors include six sons, Richard Barragan of Silver City, David Barragan of Bayard, Manuel Barragan of Silver City, Jimmy Barragan of Albuquerque, Candelano Barragan of San Manuel, Ariz., and Steve Chavez of Denver, Colo.; five daughters, Rufina Chacon, Linda Jaquez, Delia Altamirano and Connie Parra, all of Silver City, and Molly Acosta of Denver; and two brothers, Simon Peña of Las Cruces and Margarito Martinez of Silver City. Pallbearers will be Richard Barragan Jr., Michael Barragan, Roy Barragan, Eric Jacquez, Leonard Altamirano, Mario Barragan, Dennis Acosta Jr. and Raymond Barragan. Mrs. Barragan was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel M. Barragan, in 1984; a daughter, Olivia Barragan, in 1949; and her mother, Pomposa Peña Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BARRAZA: Trini P. Barraza, 76, entered eternal rest Wednesday, March 22, at Tucson Medical Center. She has now joined her loving husband of 43 years, Rafael H. Barraza, in the heavenly kingdom of God. She also joins her parents, Amador and Mercedes Perez; her brother, Daniel R. Perez; and her sister, Theresa P. Murillo, in heaven. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 5 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary will follow at 5 p.m. with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading. The Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Francis New- man Center Parish on Tuesday at 10 in the morning with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. She was born in Santa Rita on Jan. 9, 1924, and graduated from Hurley High School in 1943. She married Rafael Barraza on Aug. 19, 1948. They lived in Santa Rita until 1958, when they moved to Las Cruces. They raised their family in Las Cruces and returned to Grant County in 1986. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her children, grandchildren, relative’s and friends. She was a wonderful, caring, compassionate mother, grandmother and friend. She was a deeply religious woman and a communicant of the St. J Francis Newman Center Parish in Silver City. Mrs. Barraza is survived by three sons, Daniel P. Barraza and his wife, Patricia, and their children, Diana and Gabriel, of Silver City, David P. Barraza and his children. Crystal and Michael, of Las Cruces and daughter, Brandi, of Silver City, and Ralph P. Barraza and his wife, Julie, and their children, Jarrod and I Adam, of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one daughter, Rita Klein, and her husband, Michael, and their children, Kevin and Steven, of Lexington, Ky. She is also survived by two sisters, Catalina Martinez and her husband, Charlie, and Carmen Merino of Sunnyvale, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Eugene Perez of Sunnyvale; and her brother-in-law, Hector L. Murillo of Las Cruces. Pallbearers will be Michael Barraza, Gabriel Barraza, Frank Murillo, Jonathan Murillo, Ron Merino and Jason Sanchez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral; Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive.


Barraza: Catalina A. Barraza, 80, a lifelong resident of Central, entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1912, in Silver City to Miguel and Isabelle Aragon. She was a Roman Catholic and a parishioner of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Calling hours are today from 1-9 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnny Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Margarito Barraza of Central; two sons, Alfredo Barraza of San Manuel, Ariz.; and Luis Barraza of El Monte, Calif.; and a daughter, Gloria Garcia of Phoenix, Ariz. She is also survived by two brothers, Ernest Aragon of Los Angelos and Tony Aragon of Coeur-D-Alene, Idaho; two sisters, Alice Laugna of San Lorenzo and Helen Carrasco of Apple Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Fred Barraza, Steve Garcia, Ernie Garcia Jr., Rene Fimbres, Steve Barraza and Daniel Garcia. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BARRAZA: Rosary for Mrs. Maria Jesus Barraza, who died Tuesday, was said at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was said at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment followed in the Hanover Cemetery. Pallbearers were Severine H. Barraza, Ramon H. Barraza, Manuel C. Huerta, Jr., Laro B. Garcia, Larry J. Gonzales and Louie G. Ruiz. The Rev. Fr. Luna officiated.


BARRAZA: Rafael H. Barraza, 72, A resident of Silver City since 1988, entered eternal rest Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1918. Mr. Barraza was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center, and was a retired security guard from White Sands. Calling hours will be from 5-9 Sunday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held at 7PM. The funeral liturgy service will be held Monday morning at 10am in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The communal rite service will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Veteran honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Trini Barraza of Silver City; three sons, Daniel Barraza and his wife, Patricia, of Silver City, David Barraza and his wife, Sandra, also of Silver City, and Ralph Barraza, Jr., and his wife, Julie, of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one daughter, Rita Klein and her husband, Michael, of Lexington, Ky. He is also survived by five brothers, Ramon Barraza of Bayard, Juan Barraza of El Paso, Texas, Seferino Barraza of Arenas Valley, Pedro Barraza of Canutillo, Texas, and Jose Barraza of El Paso; and three sisters, Natividad Mora of Artesia, Calif., Salome Gutierrez of Canutillo, and Maria Mata of Juarez, Mexico. Seven grandchildren also survive him. Casket bearers will be Frank Murillo, Seferino Barraza, Willie Martinez, Marcos Barraza, Hector Murillo, and Robert Flores. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BORREGO: Funeral services were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Tuesday morning for Mrs. Andrea 0. Borrego who died at her home In Silver City Sunday morning. She was born on the Mimbres and had lived all her life in Grant County. Rev. Fr. Patrick Linnane officiated at the rosary services held Monday evening and at the funeral mass on Tuesday morning She is survived by one son, Lorenzo G. Borrego, Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. John Fletcher of Deming, Mrs. Edward Acuna, Alfred Horcacitas and Miss Roman Romero, all of Silver City; ten grandchildren, one brother Ascencion Gonzales and one sister, Consuelo Giron, both of Silver City.
Pallbearers include Joe Fletener. Ramon Borrego, Genaero Gonzales, Louis Horcasitas, Albert Carmigani and Louis Madrid.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cox Mortuary.
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BARRERAS: Mrs. Frances Barreras, formerly of Cuchillo, died Jan. 9 in Las Cruses Services were held in Las Cruces on Saturday. Mrs. Barreras was the sister of the late Elias Padilla of Hurley She was preceded in ‘death by her son, Tommy Barreras, on Dec. 20. Attending the funeral services were Ludie Padilla and her sons, Martin and Kenny, of Hur1ev. Mrs. Padilla was the wife of the late Elias Padilla, and Mrs. Barreras’ sister-in-law.

BARRERAS: Alvarado, 84, a resident of Santa Clara, passed away Monday at his home in Santa Clara. He was born Aug. 22, 1912, to Sotero and Maria Elijia (Barreras) Alvarado in Santa Clara. He began a career in mining at the Hazard Mine in Pinos Altos in 1934, and in 1939, he was hired by Asarco Mines in Vanadium. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhine-land, and Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. In 1942, he married Eloisa Ogas in California. After being discharged from the military in 1945, he and his wife returned to New Mexico, where he continued working with Asarco until 1957. He worked several jobs in New Mexico and California, retiring in 1977 from Blue Ribbon Beer Brewery in Los Angeles. He is survived by a daughter, Billie Marquez, and her husband, Johnny, of California; a sister, Andrea Ybarra of Downey, Calif.; and numerous nephews and nieces, including Rudy Chapin and his wife, Antonia, Manuel Holguin and his wife, Susie, Victor Rodriguez and his wife. Corina, and Virginia Apodaca and her husband, Joe, all of Santa Clara. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloisa Alvarado, in 1955; a daughter, Cecilia Madrid, in 1959; a son, Danny Chapin. in 1964; a brother, Max Alvarado, in 1981; and five


BARRERAS: Fred Barreras, 89, a Grant County resident, entered into eternal rest Tuesday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Albuquerque. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BARRICK: Karol (Susie Keller) Barrick, 49, a resident of Safford, Ariz., entered life eternal Thursday at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., April 15, 1945, to Thomas C. and Ruth Aydelotte Keller. She married John H. Barrick on Aug. 21, 1965, in Ajo, Ariz. She worked as a student life assistant for Eastern Arizona Junior College and was past president of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining and Engineering. She is survived by her husband, John H. Barrick of the home; a son, Thomas H. Barrick and his wife, Rhonda, and their daughter, Jaimie, of Morenci, Ariz.; and her daughters, Kerry E. Green and her son, Richard Bradley Green, of Safford, and Amanda S. Barrick of Silver City. She is also survived by her parents, Thomas C. Keller and Ruth Keller of Silver City; a brother, Michael G. Keller, and his wife, Maggie, of Phoenix; and a sister, Mary Pat Jennings, and her husband, Randy, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. John Alexander officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed in her name to the American Heart and Lung Association. Serving as casket bearers will be Travis Yurcie, Robert and Bill Brack, Alan Edwards, Steve Holmes and Kenneth Davis. Honorary casket bearers will be Sidney O'Coyne, and Richard and Phillip Leppert. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARRINGTON: Turner W. “Judge” Barrington died March 28 in Colorado City, Tex and was buried In Miriden, La. Mr. Barrington was well known in Central and Hurley. He worked for Chino Mines for several years as a plumber. He was living with his daughter, Mrs. W. C. Boho, at the time of his death. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

BARRINGTON YARYAN: Tamara Barrington, 25, formerly of Silver City, left this world Friday, Jan. 21, three weeks after her marriage to the love of her life, Chris Yaryan. She was the Artistic Director and Master Teacher of the Believe in Me Project Inc., the Texas affiliate of the Association of National Dance Institutes, a program that benefits schoolchildren through the arts. For the past three seasons, she danced professionally with the Still- Point Dance Company of Austin, Texas. Previously she performed with several companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Con- temporary Dance Fort Worth, Heels and Nobs Theatre Dance Collective, and JAADE Dance Theatre. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ballet and Modern Dance. While a student she received the Most Outstanding Choreographer Award. She began her association with the National Dance Institute as an assistant to Jacques d'Amboise at the 1996 NDI Residency in Silver City sponsored by Phelps Dodge. She graduated from Silver High School in 1993 after spending a year as a Rotary exchange student in Norway. While there, she studied at the Norwegian Ballet Institute in Oslo and was a member of the Leikringen Peer Gynt Dance Company. She received her early training in dance in Silver City at Mazanek School of Dance Studio '87 and Movement Ab Ovo. In addition to her husband, Chris, she is survived by her parents, Carol and Irvin Barrington; five sisters, Shelby, Linda, Jana, Beverly and Gail, and their families; sister-in-law, Mandy, and husband; grandmother, Meg Smith; in-laws, Kathy and Van Yaryan; grandparents- in-law, Arthur and Lorena Derbonne; extended family and a host of friends and students. Tamara loved everything in life, but she was passionate about children and dance, Chris and her family and friends and her beloved pets. Ella, Oslo, Sophie, Gilbey and Smokey. She was a wonderful person who made a difference in the lives of all who knew and loved her. She will be deeply missed, but we know she has become one of God's brightest angels. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City on Saturday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Tamara Barrington Memorial Fund at Believe in Me, 4704-A East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702 or StillPoint Dance, P.O. Box 50432, Austin, TX 78763-0432.


BARRENTINE: Funeral services were held Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Reserve for Joseph P. Barrentine. 85, who passed away last Friday in Pasadena, Calif. Cox mortuary had charge of arrangements. Surviving are three sons, Roy, Las. Cruses; Chester, Silver City and Joe Jr., Tyler, Tex.; four daughters Mrs. Beulah Scoffield, Douglas, Mrs. Desmer Green, Rosemead, CA; Mrs. Zoleta Wright, Los Angeles and Mrs. Zelda Lane, Pasadena, CA, and a brother, Jim Barrentine, Gainesville, Tex.

BARRIOS: Rosary services were said Tuesday, in the chapel of the Curtis Bright Funeral Home and funeral mass was said Wednesday at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for Jose Barrios Jr, 40, a member of the Silver City Police force for 15 years. Capt. Barrios died at Hillcrest General Hospital Sunday following a lingering illness. Capt. Barrios was a native of Silver City where he attended the local, schools and graduated from Western New Mexico University. He served in the Korean conflict. He has been a member of the local LULAC’s and served as the organization’s secretary-treasurer. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Cecilia Barrios; two daughters, Susan and Cynthia; two sons, Joe and Gilbert, all of Silver City; his mother, Mrs. Estephana Barrios of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs Nick Ponce, Tucson, Arizona’ Miss Carmen Barrios of Visalia, California, and Mrs Bill Aragon of Silver City. Officiating at the funeral services was the Rev. Fr. A., James Milano. Interment followed In. the Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve R Aguirre, Thomas R Ryan, Vernon Mullins, Elias Garcia, Gilbert Bernal, and Richard Ingram. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the local LULAC council 8004 Scholarship fund in care of the funeral home.


BARRIOS: Jose M. Barrios, Sr., 80, a pioneer resident of Sliver City, died June 8 at Fresno, Calif. while on a family picnic. Mr. Barrios was a retired janitor for the Gila Theatres. Survivors Include one son, Jose Jr. of the Silver City Police Department; three daughters, Genevieve Ponce of Tucson, Louise Sandoval of Silver City, Miss Carmen Barrios of Visalia Calif.; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lorenzo and Alfonso of Lakewood,
Calif. Rosary was said Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, with the Rev. William F. Allard of St. Francis Newman Center officiating. Mass was held Thursday morning in St. Vincent de Paul Church with the Rev. Fr. James A. Milano officiating. Burial followed In the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers included Frank Gonzales, Leonardo Triviso, Manuel Munoz, Steven Gonzales, Espire Murillo, Rufino Carbajal.


GOMEZ: Mrs. Estefana Barrios of Silver City received word of the death of her niece Josephine Madrid Gomez former resident of Silver City. Mrs. Gomez had been living in San Fernando, Calif., for several years. She was 56. She passed away Saturday, July 31, in San Fernando. Mrs. Gomez is survived by four sons, one daughter and three brothers, Willie B. Madrid, San Fernando, Calif., Henry B. Madrid, San Francisco. Calif., and Eddie B. Madrid, Silver City.


Barrios: Estefana G. Barrios, 79, died Friday night in Tucson, Az. Estefana was born in Mimbres, NM. She lived in Silver City and was a communicant of St. Vincent's De Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by three daughters, Genieve Ponce, Louisa Sandoval of Tucson, Az and Carmen Barrios of Visalia, Calif., two sisters, Angela L. Carbajal and Mercedes Gonzales of Silver City, ten grandchildren, thirteen great- grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Barrios in 1969 and by one son, Jose Barrios, Jr. in 1972. Rosary recitation was held at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and mass of the resurrection was celebrated at St. Vincent's De Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed at the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Sandoval, Gilbert Murillo, Rufino Carbajal, Jr., Gabriel Murillo, Joe Anthony Barrios and Gilbert Barrios. Honorary pallbearers were Freddie Flores, Ray Borrego, Edward Chavez and Mike Carreon. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


Barris: Paul S. Barris, 72, a Hurley resident, entered eternal life Monday at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Bromide, Okla., and had been an area resident for the past 30 years. His early years were spent ranching and farming throughout Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He was a life member of the Oddfellows and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and of the First Baptist Church in Bayard. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Edna Cook Barris of the home; his two sons, James Paul Barris and his wife Sharon, of Silver City, and Roger Dean Barris of Bayard; and his daughter, Kathyrn G. Eaton, and her husband, Sherill, of Whitefish, Mont. Also Surviving are his brothers, Aaron, Ned, and Hebert Barris, and sisters Lottie Jones, Ivam Stanphill, Goldie Cherry, Addie Truett, Edith McKaskle, Ozzie Cantrell, Mary Lou Griswold and Syble White; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Calling hours will begin at 11 Wednesday morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m. with Pastors Bill Miller and Dan Grindstaff officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Benevolent Order of Elks conducting the graveside service. Serving as casket bearers are Rick Rickerson, Dickie Helton, Charlie Helton, Tink Burris, Stan Wilson, and Lester Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Gillian, Odell Hatler, Cilff Phiffer, Paul Farris, Eddy Acosta, Brother Francis Roundtree and Frank Rocks. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.


Barris: Susan Barris, 15, died Sunday as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. Miss Barris was a native of Silver City and had lived here all of her life. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Barris of Silver City; two brothers, Wayne of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Japan, and Larry of Silver City; and two sisters, Neddie and Idella, both of Silver City. Funeral Services will be held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday with interment to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Alfred Pave of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City will officiate. Casket bearers will be Dennis Atwater, Dave Brown, Bill Cox, Randy Snyder, Bob Jones and Jim Moore.


BARRON: Tammy Leigh Barron, 19, died this morning at Bernalillo county medical center in Albuquerque. A memorial service is planned for Saturday at the Community church in Hurley at a time to be announced. She was a senior at Cobre High School in Bayard. She is survived by her mother Clydean Barron of Hurley; a grandmother, Mrs. Peggy Mauzy of Hurley; another grandmother, Lorene Estes of Tucson; and paternal grandparents Nettie and Stanton Barron of Tucson. In Leu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the March of Dimes. Strong-Thorne is in charge.


BARRON: Tomas G. Barron, 41, of Santa Rita, an employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. died Wednesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Isabel Barron; three sons, Jose, serving in the Army In Alaska; Tomas, Jr., and Ramon, Santa Rita; a daughter, Rosalina, Santa Rita, four sisters, Mrs. Manuela Perez and Mrs. Tranquilina Nevarez, Anthony, N. M.: Mrs. Sara Gardea, Chula Vista, Calif., and two brothers: Hilberto Barron, residing in Arizona and Melchar Barron, residing in California. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.


Barron: John E. Barron, 74, died Tuesday afternoon in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Waco, Texas, to John H. and Harriet Barron. He was a resident of El Paso, Texas, for many years, and attended Austin High School. His formal education took place at Baylor University and the University of Missouri. He had been a resident of Silver City since 1952 and one of the original TBL insurance adjusters and a partner in Marshall-Barron Insurance Agency. In 1965, he opened John Barron Insurance Agency and incorporated as Barron-Westwood Insurance Agency in 1977. Mr. Barron was past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Recreation Association, the jeep caravan to the cliff dwellings, and the Aspencade to Willow Creek. He also sponsored and coached Little League baseball for many years along with C.B. Ogas and Robbie Lee Arnspiger, and was active in various other community activities. His hobbies were hunting and fishing and he was an avid supporter of all youth activities. He served in the United States Army infantry during World War II and was a decorated veteran. Calling hours will be today from 2-7 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Cliff M. Henderson officiating. Survivors are his daughter, Jean Westwood and her husband, Sam, of Silver City; a granddaughter, Sherri Cook and her husband, Ronald, of Fayetteville, N.C.; two grandsons, John and J.P. Westwood of Silver City; and a great-grandson, Jacob Cook of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, on April 26, 1986. Casket bearers will be Carmen Chacon, Dr. William R. Fowler, Frank Tatsch, Bill Coleman, Don Werner and Bob Spangler. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BARROW: The many friends of Irvin C. Barrow will be deeply grieved to know that he passed away November 11th at his and the former Leona Jackson’s home, 6504 Harmonson Road, Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Barrow was a former resident of Grant County.


BARROWS: George Barrows, a resident of Grant County for 58 years, died Aug. 1 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Survivors include two daughters, Maureen Dorough of Silver City, Georgie Riggs of Anchorage, Alaska; two step-sons, Brad Chintis of Silver City and Mike Chintis of Flagstaff, Ariz; two sisters, Bessie Briker and Eldora Ellis of Rocksprings, Texas; two brothers, Lee Barrows of Rocksprings, Texas and Ted Barrows of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Barrows was with the CB's-U. D. Naval construction battalions during WWII serving in the European Theater of operations. He served as road superintendent, county assessor and county commissioner. He also served on the Hillcrest Hospital Board, the Grant County Airport Commission and the Cliff-Gila Grant County Fair Board. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Elks Lodge No. 413, the Tyrone Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite, Shriners. Funeral services were Wednesday in the Wheeler Chapel with Masonic graveside service following at the Mesa Cemetery in Cliff. Arrangements under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BARROWS: Mrs. Winifred L. Barrows, 53, died June 4 as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. Mrs. Barrows was a native of Silver City and had lived in Grant County all of her life. She was employed at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center as an accountant. She was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Marine Corp. Survivors include her husband, George of Cliff; three sons Mike, Mark, and Brad Chintis, all of Silver City; two grandchildren; one brother, Dean Watkins of Pasco, Wash.; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Ellen Ferdinando of LaPalma, Calif.


BARRY: Mary Elizabeth Barry died Nov. 13 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Barry had lived in Silver City for the past four years. Funeral services were held in the Wheeler Chapel Nov. 15 at10 a.m., with the Rev. Schultz officiating. Mrs. Barry was a member of the Rebekahs, Daughters of the American Revolution, A.A.R.P., Retired Officers Associations, Daughters of Texas Revolution, and Woman's Club (Gen. Federation). She is survived by a son, Edwin Busby of Silver City; a daughter, Charlotte of Greenfield, Houston; one son, Oscar Maurice Busby, deceased; grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Interment was in San Antonio, Texas. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home.


BARTEE: John L. Bartee, 74, a former resident here, died Saturday in an Artesia, Calif. hospital, following an extended illness. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Helen Bartee of Artesia; three sons; a daughter; 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Relatives who have left here for California to attend the funeral services Wednesday in the Artesia Mortuary included Mrs. Mary Hooper, Odell Fortenberry, B. L. Forténberry and Estell Palmer.


BARTEE: Leo T. Bartee, 27, former Silver City resident, was killed this past week in a highway truck accident near Willcox, Ariz. Funeral services and burial took place in Deming. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bartee of Deming; a son and two sisters.


BARTEE: Leo Thomas Bartee Jr., 36, formerly of McAllen, Texas, passed away July 12 in Winston Salem, N.C. He was born Dec. 23, 1957, in Silver City. Mr. Bartee was a carpenter. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Laura Tugman of McAllen; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Opal Bartee of Deming; two brothers, Kenneth Hurla and Robert Hurla, both of McAlIen; and a sister, Ellen Rogers of Edinburg, Texas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Wayne Bartee, in 1958. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Family members selected Curtis. Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BARTEE: Michael E. Bartee, 51, a resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest Saturday at his residence. He was born July 2, 1945, in Globe, Ariz., to William and Jessie Bartee. He was a musician and had moved to Hurley in April of this year. Mr. Bartee enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and he will be deeply missed by them all. He is survived by his spouse, Linda Bartee of Phoenix; a son, Grant Bartee of Waco, Texas; a stepson, Barton Rogers of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Michelle Edwards and her husband, Troy, of Odessa, Texas and Wendy Bartee, also of Odessa; two stepdaughters, Lisa Pollaro and her husband, Ron, of Phoenix, and Penny Zahn, also of Phoenix; a brother, Jerry Bartee and his wife, Carmen, of Mesa, Ariz.; four sisters, Maggie Jackson and her husband, Jay, of Hurley, Margaret Bond of Jonesboro, La., Gracie Baldwin and her husband, Joe, of Tucson, and Nora Rosson and her husband, Bill, of Miami, Ariz.; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium, and at the request of the family no services arc scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.


BARTH: Maudie Mae Rupe Shields Barth, 84, entered eternal rest Wednesday in Carlsbad. Mrs. Barth was born July 22, 1910 in Danville, Ark., to William and Missy Hunt Rupe. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of the Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad for the past 20 years. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Barbara Peacock of Silver City. Cremation will be by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and a private family service will be held at a later time. Entrusted to the care of
Baca's Funeral Chapels.


TORREZ: Desiree Torrez, 16, a resident of San Lorenzo, entered into rest Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BARTLETT: Ada Lou Bartlett, 91 died Thursday, June 2, 1983 in her residence in Hotsville, California. She was born October 15. 1891. Mrs. Bartlett was associated with her husband- William “Bill” Bartlett as a building contractor in Bayard from 1930 until 1959 before moving to California. She is survived by two daughters, Edna Hassinger of Ruidoso, New Mexico and Alice Armstrong of Hotsville Calif; eight grandchildren and two great-grand children. Graveside services will be held at 2PM on Thursday. June 9, 1983 in Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral home.


BARTLETT: Leo Bartlett, 78, Hatch, a resident of New Mexico for 26 years and a former resident of Silver City, died Monday at Sun Towers, El Paso. He was a retired carpenter who had been employed at Holloman Air Force Base. Services will be held today at Hatch under the direction of the Nelson Mortuary. Interment will be made in the Hatch Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myra E. Bartlett, Hatch; two daughters, Mrs. Robert T. Pierce, Silver City, and Mrs. Abner Schreiber, Los Alamos; a son, Jesse L. Bartlett, Los Angeles, Ca., four sisters, Mrs. Mayra Vaughan, Newburg, Mo., Lila Long, Los Angeles, Calif., Lela Carpenter, Riverton, Wyo., and Mildred Sayre, Decatur, Ill.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


BARTLETT: William James Bartlett, 71, a resident of Bayard for 32 years, where be was active in civic affairs as a member of the town council, the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, died Sunday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a World War I veteran. As a tribute to a prominent citizen, the Bayard City Hall and all places of business closed Wednesday from 10 am, to 12 noon, so the residents of the community might attend funeral services held at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by Mrs. Jack Evatt, of the Christian Science Church, with Mrs. Ruth Myra the soloist. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Addle Tuttle Bartlett; two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Boydstun, Hurley, and Mrs. Paul Peltn. Holtsville, Calif.; a son, Jim Bartlett, Jacksonville, Fl; a brother, Frank Bartlett, Seattle and eight grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers at the funeral were Earl Lett, Charles Smith, Elmer Boyette Arthur Dodson, Albert Dingman and George Clark.


BARTLETT: Myra Ester Bartlett, 90, died April 6 in Silver City. Myra was born in Waterville, Penn., but was a resident of Grant County for several years. She was a member of the Immanuel Missionary Church. Myra is survived by two daughters, Frances Pierce of Silver City and Dorothy Schrieber and her husband Abner Schrieber of Los Alamos; six grandchildren, Richard Pierce and wife Mary of Los Alamos, Donald Pierce and wife Susan of Farmington, Ronald Pierce of Troy, Montana, Karen Ogas and husband Billy of Silver City, Abigail Gould and husband Tom of Espanola and Debbie Schreiber of Los Alamos; 12 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo Bartlett and her son Jesse Bartlett in 1968. Funeral services were held April 9 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Atchley officiating. Interment followed at the Hatch Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Jim Woods officiating at graveside services. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Pierce, Donald Pierce, Ronald Pierce, Billy Ogas, Thomas Gould, Stanley Henry, Walter W. Wilson, Tommy Wilson, Frank Ogas, Abner Schreiber and Max Day. Visitation was held April 8 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing may make donations to the New Mexico Boys and Girls School or the Church of your choice. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BARTLETT: Word was received of the death recently of Phillip F. Bartlett, 76, a Del Mar civic leader and former San Diego real estate developer. Bartlett was born in Silver City and graduated from the Silver City Normal School. His father, Lewis Bartlett, was a prominent early developer of the Chino Copper Company and his mother, Lucy Moorman, was the daughter of the late Mrs. George H. Hester and the granddaughter of Mrs. O.S. Warren, both of Silver City. The Bartlett’s moved to California in 1921. The veteran realtor was a past president of the San Diego Realty Board, a former member of the California Real Estate Association board of directors and a member of the National Association of Real Estate boards. Formerly president of the Del Mar Civic Association, Bartlett also had served on the Del Mar City Council. Last year he was one of 10 men honored as "City Fathers" for his work in the incorporation of the north coast city in 1959. During World War I, he served with the Ambulance Corps in France. He was awarded the French Croix de Guerre Medal. Bartlett was a member of the Normal Heights Masonic Lodge, San Diego Scottish Rite Bodies, the Knights Templar and the Al Bahr Shrine. He is survived by his widow Lucy; two daughters and seven grandchildren. Memorial services were held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Del Mar, with interment in Cypress View Mausoleum.


BARTLETT: Dennis V. Bartlett, 91, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1902, to Henry M. and Emma C. (Moser) Bartlett in Clifton, Ariz. He enjoyed gardening and once owned the Redwood Gardens in Lordsburg. He worked
for the Lordsburg School District as a custodian and from 1942 until he retired in 1962 he worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad He is survived by a daughter Shirley Katlin and her husband Theodore of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Cora Kirby and Anna Soike, both of Lordsburg; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irma Ford Bartlett, and his second wife, Ida Moseley Bartlett. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lordsburg Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bonnell officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral
Home to serve them.


BASABILVAZO: George Basabilvazo, 71, a longtime Lordsburg resident, passed away Monday in Lordsburg. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 tonight at the Lordsburg Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 at the Lordsburg Church of Christ with Rev. Kerr, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 and veteran’s honors will be accorded by Grant County veteran’s organizations. He was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Globe, Ariz,, to Fernando and Elena Garcia Basabilvazo. He attended school in El Paso, Texas, and moved to Lordsburg in 1949. He was a professional truck driver for 23 years and earned his rank in the Million Mile Club. In Lordsburg, he owned George B’s Westside Service Station for 26 years and was a member of Lordsburg Elks Lodge No. 181 for 29 years. He was exalted ruler of that lodge for 10 years and served one year as sergeant at arms with the New Mexico State Elks Association. Mr. Basabilvazo served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had been a member of the Lordsburg Church of Christ since 1964. He is survived by his wife, Vada Basabilvazo of Lordsburg; two sons, Scotty Dean Jones of St. Louis and George Basabilvazo of Carlsbad; three daughters, Cheryl J. Valdiviezo of Tucson, Ariz., and Bobbie and Frances of California; a brother, Fred Basabilvazo of El Paso; one sister, Anna Ramos of Los Angeles; six grandchildren, Ardena Valdiviezo, Sean and Connor Jones, Bianca Basabilvazo, Norma Lisa and George Anthony Acosta; and one great-granddaughter. Pallbearers will be Ignacio Rodriguez, Ricky Barrio, Eddie Paul Callaway, Oscar Alba Ron Gonzalez, David Richins, and his sons, Scotty Jones and George Basabilvazo. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.


BASHAM: Curtis J. Basham, died Jan. 3 in Cottonwood, Az. He was born July 25, 1915 in Texas, the son of John H. and Louella Carlisle Basham. Basham was a resident of Silver City and a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Basham of Silver City; two daughters, Marie Sterle of Silver City and Bobbie Burns of Safford, Az; two sons, John G. Basham of Tucson, Az. and Gary J. Basham of Freeport, Tx; two sisters, Marie Brader of Evadale, Tx and Louine Moffett of Fort Smith, Ark; three brothers, Jack Basham of Angleton, Tx, Bill Basham of Lake Jackson, Tx and Dexter Basham of Porter, Tx; 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held Jan. 7 at the First Baptist Church in Silver City under the direction of Rev. Don Wiley, Pastor. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gene Miller, Bill Williams, Tom Lloyd, Kenneth Ervin, Jim Netherton and Vern Crosley. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made either to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Heart Fund of New Mexico. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BASSETT: Gertrude Elizabeth Bassett, 88, died Thursday evening in Silver City. Mrs. Bassett was born in Gainesville, Texas, and was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mrs. Bassett is survived by one daughter, Mary Walden of. Fairfax, Va.; one Son, Ira Bassett of Silver City; three step-brothers, George Gaylord of Silver City, Paul Gaylord of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Russell Wilson of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren Graveside services will he held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Memory Lane Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment wil1 follow. Visitations will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral chapel, in lieu of flowers, donations may he made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BASSETT: Harry Bassett, 76, of Dallas Tex., a former resident of Silver City, died Thursday afternoon in the Baylor Hospital at Dallas. He and Mrs. (Bertha) Bassett for the past six years had made their home in Dallas where their daughter, Mrs. Eileen Farney and her husband, Raymond Farney, reside. Mr. Bassett had a bad fall about a year ago and broke a hip and had never recovered from it.
Mr. Bassett came to Silver City in 1910, and in 1914 in association with his brothers, the late Neely Bassett and Ira Bassett, and their sister, Miss Mary Bassett, acquired the Ford Agencies in Deming, Santa Rita and Silver City. The Silver City Agency was sold to Ray Harris In 1945, and the Deming Agency was disposed of in 1947. The Santa Rita Agency was closed about the same time. Mr. Bassett is a past master of the Silver City Lodge No. 8 AF & AM. Survivors other than the widow of the deceased and their daughter, include three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and two sisters of Silver City, Miss Mary Bassett and Mrs. Gertrude Warrick. Rev. Kenneth E. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated at the funeral service which was held at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Curtis Mortuary. Silver City Lodge No. 8 AF & AM was in charge of the graveside services fn Memory Lane Cemetery.


BASSETT: Mary A. Bassett, age 98, of Silver City died Feb. 11 in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Miss Bayard was born May 2, 1883 in Blair, Nebraska, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Jane Young Bassett, and resided here since 1914. She was a partner and head bookkeeper of the Bassett Brothers Ford Agency of Silver City, Santa Rita and Deming. Miss Bassett was a Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, a Past president of the Business and Professional Woman and a member of the Green Thumb Gardeners Club. She is survived by one sister, Gertrude C. Warrick of Silver City; two nieces and four nephews. Services were held last Saturday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Rev. C.M. Henderson. Burial Followed in Memory lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Samuel E. Steppe, Robert L. Johnson, Frank N. Parrish, Ernest Brown, Carroll Mann, and Melvin Huff. Arraignments by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

BASSETT: Bertha S. Bassett, 92, died Oct. 17, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Bassett was born in Iowa and spent her early years in Blair, Neb., where she married Harry E. Bassett, and they came to Silver City in 1911. She is survived by a daughter, Eileen Farney of Dallas, with whom she has lived since 1955; three grandchildren, Bill Clarkson of Midland, Texas, Camille Noser of Lexington, Ohio, and Jerry Farney of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 13 grandchildren. Mrs. Bassett was preceded in death by her husband, former owner of the Ford Agency in Silver City, in 1964, and a daughter, Gertrude Clarkson of El Paso, in 1959. Mrs. Bassett was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Silver City Woman's Club and the Silver City Music Club. Interment was Oct. 21, in Memory Lane Cemetery following services by the Rev. C.M. Henderson. Pallbearers were Buddy Bassett, Ira John Bassett, Thomas E. Holland, Frank Parrish, Earnest Brown and Sam Stepp.


BASSETT: Earl Roy Bassett, 49, passed away Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Mr. Bassett was a Vietnam War veteran. He served in the Navy. He was a member of Communications Workers of America Local 7019 and had worked in the telephone business for the past 25 years, the past four years with GTE West Communications. He married Judi Penrod on Nov. 27, 1977, in Dillon, Mont. Mr. Bassett was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed astronomy, photography and outdoor sports. He is survived by his wife, Judi, of Pinetop, Ariz.; a son Dustin Jesse Bassett of Pinetop; a daughter, Tisha Lynn Adams of Silver City; and a granddaughter, Ashley Marie Adams, also of Silver City. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Pinetop Cemetery. Owens Mortuary of Show Low, Ariz., handled the arrangements. The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers to the astronomy department at Northland Pioneer College in Show Low through the Valley National Bank of Pinetop.

BASSETT: Ira J. Bassett, 82, pioneer of Silver City, where he had resided f or 45 years, past away last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Until his retirement from business some years ago, Mr. Bassett was associated with his two brothers, Harry Bassett and C.C. Bassett and sister, Miss Mary Bassett, in the operation of the Ford Motor Co. Dealership in Silver City, Santa Rita and Deming, for many years one of the largest automotive agencies in the Southwestern New Mexico. Also, over a period of years, Mr. Bassett was a director of the American National Bank. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bassett; a son, Ira J. Bassett Jr., Silver City; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Walden of Biloxi Miss.; Two sisters, Miss Mary Bassett and Mrs. Gertrude Warrick, Silver City, and a brother, Harry Bassett, Dallas Tx. Private funeral services were held Saturday, at 4 PM at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Kenneth Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Conducting the rites. Internment was in the Silver City cemetery mausoleum.


BASSLER: Clarence Donald Bassler. 82, of Silver City passed away Saturday in Silver City. He was horn Dec. 16, 1914 in Stillwater. 0km. Mr. Bassler was the son of Clarence S. Bassler and Maude West Bassler. He was married to Norean Barns Bassler. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Donna Eldredge of Twin Falls, Idaho, and one granddaughter Lynn Jones of Silver City. Mr. Bassler retired from the U.S. Forest Service after many years of service. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

BATEMAN; Clarence L. Bateman, 85, a resident of Silver City for 19 years died last Thursday at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Cox mortuary, with burial taking place at the Silver city cemetery, the Rev Clarence Crow of the First Baptist Church officiating. Born in Tx, Mr. Bateman, until his retirement, 15 years ago, was engaged in ranching. Surviving are two sons; Arthur L. Bateman, of Silver city, and C. L. Bateman, of San Diego Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Asa Morgan, Amarillo Tx, and Miss Elizabeth Bateman of Oroville Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great grand child.


BATES: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the chapel of Cox Mortuary for Cornelius H. Bates who died March 11. Mr. Bates who had been a resident of Grant County for the past 50 years was 75. He came here from Houston, Texas. He worked in the mining industry for a number of years and had been employed at the Silver City post office until about four years ago. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Silver City and by a number of nieces and nephews.


BATES: In a hunting accident in the Alma area of Catron County Sunday, the second day of the big hunt, Laurie Bates 26-year-old Deming public school teacher, was accidentally shot and mortally wounded by a bullet from a rifle in the hands of a 17-year-old youth. The bullet entered her back and death was almost instant. The accident was investigated by the Sheriff of Catron County and State Police at Reserve and Glenwood. The body was taken to Deming, following an Inquest, where funeral services were held at the Mahoney Funeral Home. Burial was in Mountain View cemetery.


BATES: Alberta G. Bates, 75, of Hurley, passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Hutchinson, Kan. Mrs. Bates was a 68-year resident of Hurley and a clerical worker for the town of Hurley. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Bates of Hurley; two sons, Robert L. Bates and his wife, Janet, of Silver City, and Mike E. Bates and his wife, Anke, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandsons, Matt, Jeff and Brian Bates; and one granddaughter, Anneke Bates. Cremation services were held Friday. Memorial services will be held Monday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel in Silver City with Dave Strain officiating. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BATES: Betty P. Bates, 74, of Las Cruces passed away Saturday at her home. Mrs. Bates was born in Oklahoma, and had lived in Las Cruces for more than 72 years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bates is survived by three daughters, Lela Griffin of Silver City, and Donna Mathis and Linda Rosenbloom, both of Las Cruces; one son, Michael Bates of Las Cruces; eight grandchildren, Lisbeth Ellis, Mary Bradley Patrick Mathis, Richard Griffin, Helen Prouty, Tammy Rosenbloom, Robbie Rosenbloom and Deena Bates; and four great-grandchildren, Derek and Natalie Bradley and Joey and Breeana Rosenbloom. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Bates, in 1986, and a sister, Louise Sims, in 1990. Her parents also predeceased her. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Las Cruces. Daryl Wilson of the First United Presbyterian Church will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to La Casa Domestic Violence Program, P.O. Box 2463, Las Cruces, N.M. 88004. Graham Mortuary of Las Cruces is in charge of arrangements.


BATES: Gertrude Bates, 91, died Sunday, March 25, in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Bates was a native of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. She moved to New Mexico in 1912 and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hurley Chapter No. 43 for 52 years. She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Clayton of Azusa, Calif., Virginia Shaw of Colorado Springs, Colo., Helen Haby of Silver City and a son Bob Bates of Hurley, six grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Graveside services were at the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City, Friday, March 30 the Reverend Eugene Bjork and the Hurley Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star officiated.


BATES: Loyce O. Bates, 65, of Hurley, died Thursday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Bates moved to Hurley when she was 2 years old. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Hurley. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Bates of Hurley, whom she married on Jan. 25, 1941 in Silver City; two sons, Thomas Frank Bates and his wife, Nancy, of Central, and Richard Oran Bates of Las Cruces; three sisters, Ruth Charley of Las Vegas, Nev., Dolores Dovel of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lorena Gebhart of Sedalia, Mo.; three brothers, Scott Archbell of Sun Valley, Calif., Marcos Frank Archbell of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Harold Archbell of Florida; and one granddaughter, Amanda Michell of Reserve. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Curtis-Bright funeral chapel with David Strain officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Debraal, Frank C. Baca, Ronald W. Wofford, Walter Moreland, R. Ben Meier and E.M. Avant. Honorary pallbearers will be Lyman O. Greer, C.P. Hogeboom, Jerry Harter and James Wilson. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BATES: Mrs. Ora M. Bates died Sunday in Lubbock, Tex. She was born in Cliff on April 14, 1895, the daughter of Kil and Maggie Conn. She was a lifelong resident of New Mexico. Mrs. Bates is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Griffin of Dallas, Tex.; three sons, Leo Littlefield of Silver City, Ray Littlefield of Lubbock, Tex., and Carl Littlefield of Mineral Wells, Tex.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel, with the Rev. Cliff Hutchins of the Indian Hills Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Gila Cemetery. Mrs. Bates' grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BATES: Oscar O. Bates, 79, of Hurley, passed away Sunday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Mr. Bates was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Mobile, Ala., to Houston Knox and Florence (McCall) Bates, He played minor-league baseball as a catcher in Palestine, Texas, and in Wink, Texas, in 1937. After seasons in Hobbs, N.M., and Lamesa, Texas, in the West Texas-New Mexico League, he came to the Silver City area to play for the Kennecott Copper Corp. team. It was also during this time he began his employment with Kennecott. In 1977, he retired from the powerhouse, after 36 years of service. Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by a son, Richard O. Bates of Hurley, and two grandchildren, Amanda Michelle Bates of Silver City and Brandon Eamello of Ruidoso. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loyce Odette Archbell, and a son, Thomas F. Bates. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave. Mr. David Strain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Honorary pallbearers are C. P. Hogeboom, F.C. Archibald, Jimmy C. Stone and Lyman "Chick" Greer. Active pallbearers are John Kelley, Jerry Harter, John Debraal, Frank Baca, Paul Reeves and Willard Willis. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BATES: Robert J Bates, 78, a longtime resident of Hurley, died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Carrizozo to Lester and Gertrude Bates. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Bates was a resident of Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. He will be deeply missed by his family and his fellow residents at the nursing home. He is survived by two sons, Robert L. Bates and his wife, Janet, of Silver City, and Mike Bates and his wife, ~A1Ike, of London, England; a sister, Virginia Shaw of Silver City; and four grandchildren, Jeff Bates of Odessa, Texas, Brian Bates of Silver City, Anneke Bates of Boston and Mathew Bates of Colorado Springs, Cob. Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Bates, in 1993, and two sisters, Ruth Clayton and Helen Haby. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium.


BATES: Thomas Frank Bates, 44, a resident of Hurley, died Monday in Albuquerque. He was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mr. Bates served in the Vietnam War before becoming a truck driver for Chino Mines. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Amanda Michelle; a brother, Richard; and his father, Oscar O. Bates, all of Grant County. Graveside services for Mr. Bates will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BAUCH: William Bauch, 74, of Deming died Wednesday at his home. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

BAUER: Wayne Martin Bauer, 61, died Wednesday evening in Fort Bayard. Mr. Bauer was born in Jackson county Minn. And was a resident of Columbus. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Deming and American Legion Post No. 1916, General John J. Pershing chapter. Mr. Bauer is survived by his wife, June Bauer of Columbus; two daughters, Holly Bauer of Scotia, NY, and Laura Kasa of Camarillo, Calif.: a son-in-law, Nick Kasa of Camarillo; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bauer of Minneapolis, Minn.; three sisters, Rose Kasa of Norfolk, Neb., Lorraine Aas of Rochester, Minn., and Dorothy Carlson of Rush City Minn.; a brother, Herman Bauer Jr. of Minnesota; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 am. Friday at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Edward J, Richmeyer officiating American Legion Post No. 1916, General John J. Pershing, and Allingham Golding post No.l will Conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may he made to the American Cancer Society or Columbus Rescue Service. Arrangements are by the Wheeler of Silver City.


BAUM: Fred C. Baum, 68, of Silver City passed away Monday at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1923, to Fred C. and Marion (Fries) Baum Sr. in Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Baum is survived by his wife, Sharon (Walker) Baum of Silver City; a daughter, Kimberly Otero and her husband, Dan, of Playas; four sons, Fred C. Baum III of Cincinnati, Jerry Baum of Aurora, Ind., Mike Baum of Cincinnati, and Tim Baum of Austin, Texas; six sisters, Mrs. Morris Neal, Jean Brock, Harriett Schmusser and Lucille Cook, all of Cincinnati, June Rientien of Harrison, Ohio, and Marion Baum of Dillsboro, Ind.; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses on U.S. 180 East in Silver City. Oscar Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Graves, Robert "Doc" Griffin, Richard Griffin, Ronny Parra, Johnny Sanchez and Ray Castillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Roddy Rogers, Byron Brown and Kelly Click. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses in Silver City.


BAXLA: Grace S. Baxla, 73, passed away Thursday in Fremont, Ind. She was born and raised in Mimbres. She worked as a retail clerk most of her life and took medical retirement from Safeway in 1970 after 14 years of service. She and her husband were residents of Bayard until 1972. She was a member of the Mine/Mill Ladies Auxiliary in the 1950s, and belonged to various other clubs and organizations throughout her life. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated today at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal as celebrant. Interment followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sammy Duran, Eloy Norero Jr., Alex Norero Jr., Rafael Sepulveda, Rudy Sepulveda and Gilbert Sepulveda Jimenez. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BAXTER: Louis Hilton Baxter, 89, a resident of Grant County since 1937, passed away Friday, June 6, at Horizon Southwest Health Care Center in Silver City. He was born Aug. 12, 1907, to William E. and Lula Virginia Baxter in Nacogdoches, Texas. A graveside service will take place at 3 Wednesday afternoon at Memory Lane cemetery with Pastor Jesse Liles officiating. Mr. Baxter worked as plant manager for Sears Cleaners and then at American Laundry until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his late wife, Robbie, as well as with his many friends. He traveled throughout the world in the Merchant Marines, and visited the 48, continental states on his Harley Davidson. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lula Baxter; his wife, Robbie Rae Baxter; two brothers; and four sisters. He is survived by a daughter, Elva Mae
Pennington of Silver City; two grandchildren Trisha R. Kindle of Silver City and Terry B. Pennington of Waipahu, Hawaii; and one great-grandchild Mackenzie Megan Kindle. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive.


BAXTER: Death Friday, February 14, at Santa Rita, claimed Mrs. Flora Baxter who had lived there for many years. Surviving are her husband, Joseph W. Baxter, four daughters,Mrs. Ernilene Zoble, Miss Wilma Baxter, Mrs. Joanna Reeves, Miss Glorietta Baxter; two sons, Gilbert Brook and George Baxter, and five grandchildren. Also, two sisters, Mrs. Maud Ellis and Mrs. Pearl Nutton, Henrietta, Oklahoma who attended the funeral. The funeral was held Monday at 4:30 at Santa Rita, conducted by the Rev. H.E. Johnson, with committal services at the grave by Robert Taper Rebekah Lodge. Internment was directed by Cox Mortuary. Pallbearers were DG Thorne, W E Keyes, F M Hickman J Palmer W C Johnson and R A Bagwell.

BAXTER: Robbie Rae Baxter, 86, a longtime resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Friday in Gila. Mrs. Baxter was horn May 20, 1910, to William Robert and Eula Buckner in Nacogdoches, Texas. She enjoyed the pleasures of fishing and spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Baxter will be deeply missed be them all. She is survived by her husband, Louie H. Baxter of the home: a daughter, Hula Mae Pennington of Silver City: a grandson, Terry B. Pennington of Waipahu, Hawaii; a granddaughter, Trisha R. Kindle, and her husband, Kenneth, of Silver City; and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Megan Kindle of Silver City. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Baca’s with Jesse Liles officiating. The committal service and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Terry B. Pennington, Kenneth Kindle, Rocky Venderly, Mitch Lambson, Jim Brooke and Robert Lehman. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s.


BAYNE: A. Le Roy Bayne died Saturday from the effects of a fall on Friday. Burial is Masonic cemetery. He was born in Dennison, Texas Dec. 23, 1877,crippled at the age of 3 thru an attack of measles. The family moved to Silver City in 1883. Married Miss Lucy Thwaits 10 yrs. ago and a son was born to them 3 months ago. Survived by his family Charles J. Bayne, of Chattanooga, Okla, his stepfather, A.N. McGuire, of this city, and a brother, Clarence Bayne.


BAYNE: Clarence W. Bayne, 85, one of Silver City's best-known and most respected pioneer citizens, passed away at Hillcrest General Hospital at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, of pneumonia, following a brief illness. Born in 1875 in Denison, Texas, he was a son of Charles John Bayne and Florence Robbins Bayne. His grandfather, John Charles Bayne, published one of Grant County's first newspapers, the Pinos Altos Sentinel, in the early days. Until his retirement in 1948, Mr. Bayne lived an active and useful life, filled numerous responsible positions beginning with the development of mining in Southwest New Mexico and concluded the year he retired from a position as accountant in the general offices of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation. His career in varied activities was a colorful one. As a youth he began work as a miner in the early 1900 period, developing claims under lease from the Santa Rita Copper Company with a group that included the late Horace Moses and David W. Boise, now retired, and residing in Silver City. In 1906, seeking a new field in which to continue mining, he became a prospector in Costa Rica, where precious metal mining was yielding riches. In 1907 he joined the forces that were building the Panama Canal, and became chief of blasting operations. General George Goethals, U.S. Army Engineers, was the directing genius in construction of the history-making canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Mr. Bayne continued on this job until 1912. Thereafter he returned to New Mexico, locating in Silver City where he resided until his death. In the community that became his permanent home, Mr. Bayne established himself as an unselfish and energetic worker in civic affairs. He was active in business, served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, filled the position of Treasurer of Grant County 1921-24; Democratic County Central Committee chairman, 1924-26; Chief Clerk of the State Land Office at Santa Fe, 1932-41. He returned to Silver City that year and filled a position with Chino Mines until his retirement. As a young man, he participated in sports, principally baseball and bicycling, in which he excelled as a racer. He played baseball on one of the first teams organized in the mining district, along with Horace Moses and other youthful players of that era, starring as a pitcher. He often harked back to the time when A.J. Spaulding, sporting goods manufacturer, owned the Chicago White Sox baseball club, which for one or two years had its spring training camp at Faywood Hot Springs. During this training period, Mr. Bayne pitched for the Santa Rita team in an exhibition game with the White Sox. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Mogollon Mountains and was one of the organizers of the first sportsmen's association in this area. Mr. Bayne had a vivid memory of early day incidents during the time he resided with his parents at Alma, the scene of raids by Apache Indians led by Chief Geronimo. He recalled holdups of the stages operating between the gold-silver camp of Mogollon and Silver City, in which bullion worth thousands of dollars constituted the haul made by the bandits. Mr. Bayne was the last charter member of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413, organized in 1898, of which he was a life member, past exalted ruler and past secretary. He also was a member of Silver City Lodge No. 8, A.F. & A.M. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Bayne; two sons, John M. Bayne, San Antonio, Texas and Horace P. Bayne, Phoenix, Arizona; and a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Bayne, Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Albert D. Cavanaugh, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Officers of the Elks Lodge will hold brief ritualistic services. Interment will take place in the Masonic cemetery with graveside committal by Lodge No. 8 of the Masons. Active pallbearers will be Max Schiff, Hubert O. Robertson, Walter Wilson, James S. Ryan, Sr., Clifton L. Reed and Jesse Bingaman. Honorary pallbearers are W.S. Haston, Robert Jackson, Sr., Karl A. Strand, David W. Boise, Don Lusk, W.A. Welsh, Sr., George D. McCreary Jr., John A. Moses, Harvey Forsyth, Dr. R.E. Watts, Grover C. McSherry, Fred Prevost, Robert H. Royall, and Dick Ranstead. Leo Schiff, Joseph H. Taylor and Julius Schwarz.


BAYNE: Evelyn E. Bayne, 107, a former teacher in Silver City, died in San Antonio, Texas, this morning. She was born in Clinton, Maine, on April 4, 1882. In 1980, Mrs. Bayne left Silver City, which had been her home for 66 years, to live in San Antonio with her son, John. On the occasion of her 100th birthday, in 1982, she attended a party in Silver City held in her honor by family members and friends. Mrs. Bayne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New Mexico State Teachers College, now known as Western New Mexico University, in 1939. Her education also included summer classes at Harvard University and the Lowell School of Science. She also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She had come to Silver City in 1914 with her husband, the late Clarence Bayne, who preceded her in death in 1960. She went to the Panama Canal Zone in 1908 to "travel and see the world" and she was an elementary school teacher in Ancon School, Canal Zone, 1908-09, and was the principal from 1909-11. After her marriage in 1912 she moved to Washington, D.C., and marched with the "Woman Suffragettes" seeking the right for women to vote. Mr. Bayne at the time was supervising the building of a model of the canal, which was exhibited throughout the country. Survivors include her son, John, of San Antonio; and her grandchildren, John M. Bayne Jr. of Los Angeles, Donald S. Bayne of San Antonio, and Laura E. Bayne of Dallas, Texas. Burial will take place in Silver City at a future date.


BAYNE: John M. Bayne, 72, a former Silver City resident, passed away Tuesday in San Antonio. Mr. Bayne practiced as an attorney from 1942 until the present. He was a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Bayne; a son, John Marr Bayne Jr. and his wife, Linda St. James Bayne; a son, Donald Storm Bayne and his wife, Annella Keyes; a daughter, Laura Ellen Bayne; and a granddaughter, Allison Elizabeth Bayne. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.


Bayne: Two Cobre High School students, Judith Ann Bayne, 16, and Clarence Ray Ford, 16, were killed and two others, Billy Joe Cordell, 17, and Peggy Welsh, 16, painfully injured in a one-car accident on U.S. Highway 260, three miles west of Silver City about 12:30 a.m. last Saturday. The fatal crash occurred when a station wagon driven by Collyge went out of control on a hazardous curve approach to a narrow bridge, crashed through several guard posts and hurtled across an arroyo. In its plunge, the car turned a complete somersault and alighted on its wheels. Pinned in the wreckage were the dead and injured. The station wagon was demolished. The accident was discovered by Harold Cordell, a passing motorist, who saw the dome light of the wrecked car shining on the bank of the arroyo. He notified the sheriff's office and State Patrolman Gene Tow and other officers sped to the scene. A Cox ambulance answered an emergency call and all four students were brought to Hillcrest General Hospital. The Bayne girl and Ford boy were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The other two, Collyge and the Welsh girl were hospitalized and treated for multiple lacerations, contusions and shock. Cordell also suffered a broken jaw. Officers who investigated the accident attributed it to excessive speed. This was confirmed by a coroner's jury at an inquest, which returned a verdict that the double-fatality was caused by "excessive speed." The inquest was held before Mrs. A.A. Rich, coroner and Justice of the Peace of the Central precinct. Monday afternoon, funeral services were held at 4:30 at the Cox chapel for Judy Bayne, the Rev. H.E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church conducting the rites. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery with commital rites at the grave by the Rainbow Girls of Santa Rita. She was the daughter of Mrs. Jerry Faust of Hanover.


BEACH: Roland D Beach, 68, died Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital: He had come to this area from Albuquerque, only nine months ago. Surviving are three sons, Thom. A., Ajo, Az.; Marvin E. Hurley, Richard H., Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Deaton, Albuquerque; Mrs. Edna Ewan, Yuma, Az.; Mrs. Joanne Johnson and Mrs. Barbara Peace, Phoenix, Az., 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving the deceased are two brothers, Thomas, Silver City; Everett, Payson, Ariz.; and one sister, Mrs. Edith Proud of Goldsborough, N. C. The body was shipped to Albuquerque where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Strong Thorn Mortuary. Burial will follow In Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


BEACH: Samuel F. Beach, 84, a resident of Silver City the past eight years, died Sunday. He came from Ohio 4 in 1914 and lived at Buckhorn for many years, moving to Silver City in 1948. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lee Childress, Sr., Silver City; Mrs. Jarne Wilcox, Bayard, and Mrs. Hiram Crumbley, Buckhorn. Other survivors are 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducted graveside services Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Gila Mesa cemetery, interment being directed by the Cox Mortuary. Serving as pallbearers were James Wilcox, Lee Childress, Jr., Richard Childress, Conn Brown, J. V. Reeves and Qaid St. Clair.


BEAL: Mrs. Julia Beal, 86, mother of Mrs. Henry Posey of Santa Rita died this past week at the family home in Hatch where she had lived for 34 years. Funeral services and burial took place at Hatch.

BEAL: Robert W. Beal, 65, of Green Mountain Falls, Colo., died June 11 in Woodland Park, Colo. He was a self-employed precious metals miner and had worked in Colorado, Arizona and Mogollon. Mr. Beal was born July 17, 1924 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to Albert and Minnie "Mitts" Beal. He served in the Army from 1943 until 1946 and attained the rank of sergeant. Mr. Beal was a member of The Church in the Wildwood, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was married June 11, 1943 in Buena Vista, Colo. to Bette Simpson, who survives. Mr. Beal also is survived by a daughter, Marylee Bender of Leadville, Colo.; a brother, Kenneth Lofland of Green Mountain Falls; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by four sisters.

BEALER: Mrs. Sadie R Bealer, 91, of Pinos Altos, who came to Silver City to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Steinberger, following the death of her husband in 1939, died early Saturday at Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors other than Mrs. Steinberger include another daughter, Mrs. E. C. Baker of Delano, Calif.; a son, Lloyd Bealer of Caney, Kan., who had been here with his mother and sister for the past two weeks; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Steinberger and her brothers left for Walnut, Kan., where the Curtis Mortuary sent the remains for funeral services. Internment was in the cemetery there where her husband is buried.


BEAN: William J. Bean, 67, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Saturday, March 11, at Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. His loving wife, Laurine, was at his side. He was blessed by God, finding perpetual peace in this life. Mr. Bean had been a Las Cruces area resident the last six years, coming from Seattle, Wash. Survivors include his wife, Laurine Campbell, of the family home; an aunt, Mary Lee Archer of Las Cruces; and his cousins, Rita Jane Archer Svoboda of New Braunfels, Texas, and Charles Loyd Archer of Austin, Texas. At. Mr. Bean's request, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano Dr. in Las Cruces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paralysis Society of America. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las truces and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.


BEAN: Katye Archer Bean, 91, a resident of Las Cruces, entered into rest Tuesday at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1905, in Rush Springs, Okla., to C.L. and Katie C. Archer. She moved with her family to Willard, N.M., in 1908 and then to Santa Rita in 1914. Except for a brief period during the early 1930s, and again in the early 1960s, she lived in Santa Rita and then Deming until moving to Las Cruces in 1993. Mrs. Bean retired as a clerk from the Santa Rita Company Store in 1960. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, William Bean, and his wife, Laurine,of Las Cruces; a sister, Mary Lee Archer of Las Cruces; a niece, Rita Svoboda of New Braunfels,
Texas; and a nephew, Loyd Archer of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Bean, in 1969; three brothers, Frank, Pay and Edward Archer; and one sister, Gertrude Plaster. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 in the afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery with William Bean officiating. The eulogy will be extended by Bill Frazier with concluding service by the members of the Silver City Order of the Eastern Star. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BEARD: Cecil A. Beard, 79, died Sunday in Fort Bayard. Mr. Beard lived in the Reserve and Glenwood area for the past 17 years where he worked with the children in the art departments of the schools. He was a freelance artist for Hollywood Studios where he worked with Walt Disney as a cartoonist prior to moving to Catron County. Mr. Beard is survived by his wife, Alpine of Glenwood; two daughters, Rebecca Shaw of Los Angeles, Calif., and Cecily Sell of Seattle, Washington; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Nannabelle Thompson of Edna, Texas; and one brother, Henry Beard of Pleasanton, Texas. No services are planned. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

BEARD: Hillery Howard Beard, 64, a Deming resident and former Silver City resident, died Thursday in Deming. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 in the afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City with David Berry officiating. Mr. Beard was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Rayne, La., to Arville and Ernestine Beard. He had been a resident of Deming for 16 years. He was the pharmacist at Deming Rexall Drug and had previously been the pharmacist at Silver Rexall Drug in Silver City until each was sold. He most recently was the pharmacist at Furr’s in Deming until his retirement. He will be remembered by many for his generosity, a unique sense of humor, and probably by one of his favorite quotes in French, “Laissez les bon temps router.” His family includes two Sons, Brandon L. Beard and his wife, Catherine, and Barin H. Beard of Silver City; two daughters, Martine L. Carhonaro and her husband John, of Pukalanj, Maui, Hawaii, and Monet Y. Beard of Knoxville, Tenn.: four brothers, Hershal Beard of Rayne, La., Harold Beard of Lafayette, La., James Beard of McGee, Ark., and Leonard Beard of Crowley, LA, a sister Elizabeth Gardiner of Crowley; and five grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.


BEARDSLEE: Earl Beardslee, 45, of Fierro, employed by the Boyles Brothers Drilling Company, died of a heart attack at Fierro the past week, He was a veteran of World War II and member of the American
Legion. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Harriet Beardslee, a son and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Richard Chaffin, of the Bayard Methodist Church conducting the ‘rites. Burial was In the Fierro Cemetery. Attending the funeral services of his father was Thomas E. Beardslee, who flew to Silver City from Vietnam where he is serving with the U. S. Navy.


BEARUP: Mrs. Maude Bearup, 85, former Glenwood resident, passed away Friday, May 18, in Phoenix where she had made her home for the past several years. Mrs. Bearup came to the Glenwood/Mogollon area 69 years ago immediately following her marriage to Dennis Eugene Bearup in Texas. They first made their home near Mogollon where Mr. Bearup owned a mine. Mr. Bearup preceded his wife in death several years ago. She is, survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Burns, Phoenix; Mrs. Grace Marksbury, Ray, Ariz. and Mrs. Laura Bonnell, Silver City; five sons, Ed, Globe; John, Phoenix; Ralph, San Francisco; Charles, Cliff; and Ernest, Yakima, Wash., 32 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Chandler, Ariz., on Monday. All of the children were present for the rites except Ernest. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bearup and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bonnell returned to their homes here Tuesday morning.


BEARUP: Ruth Mary Bearup, 78, died Monday evening in Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. She was born June 24, l9l0, in Chino, Calif., to Dan and Myra Mitchell Mather. She was a member of Tyrone Chapter No. 4l of the Order of Eastern Star and Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Mrs. Bearup retired in l975 after 30 years of teaching in Arizona and New Mexico elementary and secondary schools. Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Survivors are five children, Elinor Bowman of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Charles Bearup, a stepson of Laguna Beach, Calif., Judith Allen of Elfrida, Ariz., Steve Bearup of Silver City and Dean Bearup of Okinawa, Japan; a sister, Faith Sossaman of Chandler, Ariz.; two brothers, Abner and Gordon Mather, Both of California; l3 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the Silver City Library in lieu of flowers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BEASLEY: William F. Beasley Bayard resident died last Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was 78 years old, had lived In Grant County for the past six years and was a retired carpenter. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Edith Beasley of Bayard; three daughters, Mrs. Nona Thompson of Blumer, Wisc., Mrs. Zora Tiesness of Tomahawk, Wisc., and Mrs. Catherine Cass of San Tablo, Calif.; seven sons, Alvin and Bill Beasley of Ft. Worth, Herman and Roland Beasley of Las Cruces, David and George of San Tablo and Leonard Kull of Blythe, Calif; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Las Cruces followed by burial in the cemetery at Mesquite N. M.


BEATTIE: Mrs. Blanche Beattie, a former resident of Hurley, died May 10 in Long beach, Calif. She was the wife of J.F. Beattie, a retired Chino Mines engineering department employee. Survivors are her husband and a daughter, Mrs. H.K. Booth and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Long Beach. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Park, Huntington Beach.


BEATTY Marvin Eltho Beattv 75 died Thursday in Grant County. Mr. Beatty was born in Kokomo, Texas, but had been a resident of Grant County for 30 years. He was employed with the U.S. Forest Service at the Gila Center for 15 years and worked with the El Paso, Texas. Rio Grande Boy Scouts Council for several years. Mr. Beatty is survived, by his wife, Janine Beatty of Bayard: two daughters, June? Ernest of Fremont, Calif. and Shirley Ward of Truth or Consequences; three sons, Max Beatty of Santa Barbara, Calif, Pierre Beatty of Mountain View, Calif., and Daniel Beatty, of Warrington; one sister, Jesse Lewis of Santa Ana, Texas two brothers, Luther Beatty of Albuquerque, and ,? R. Parker of Denver, Colo. six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will he held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Frank Smith officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Allinghamg-Golding Post No. 18 Visitations will be from 11am to 1p.m.


Beatty: Roland Beatty, 65, Santa Fe Railway agent at Santa Rita for many years, died the past week at Albuquerque. Burial took place in Lexington Ky. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ona Beatty, two daughters, three sisters and a brother.


BEATY: William Cary Beaty, 54, died Sunday in Silver City. Mr. Beaty had been a longtime resident of Las Cruces before moving to Silver City six years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church and had been employed by Mountain Bell Telephone for 28 years. Mr.Beaty is survived by his wife, Socorro, of Silver City; five daughters, Patricia Beaty of Silver City, Rhonda Waller of Las Cruces, Bunny Wilmes of Deming, Brenda Beaty of Hatch, and Elsa Ross of El Paso, Texas; seven sons, Johnny Beaty of Albany, Texas, Bobby and Jimmy Black of Las Cruces, Rene Baca of Austin, Texas, Ricky Baca of Albuquerque, and Robert and Ruben Baca of El Paso; 21 grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Beaty, of Chandler, Ariz. Visitation will be held from 5-7 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Miki West officiating. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Wilmes, Rex Wilmes, Kenneth Kissman, Randy Ross, Bobby Black and Michael Waller. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BEAUBIEN: Funeral services were held for. Dr. Kenneth Gale Beaubien Jr, Dec. 22 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The. Rev. Alfred C. Pace of the First United Methodist church of-Silver City officiated. Dr. Beaubien, 38, died at the Hotel Dieu, El Paso, Wednesday, Dec. 20 after undergoing major surgery. He was former president of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Silver City Lions Club and president of the Methodist Church Board and served on the Silver City Planning and Zoning Commission. Dr.Beaubien had operated the Beaubien Animal Clinic here since March 1962. A native of El Paso, he was a graduate of the University of Arizona and received his doctorate at Colorado State University, Dr Beaubien is survived by his wife, Martha, two sons, Jarad and Scott; and one daughter, Kimberly, all of Silver City; and his parents Mr. and Mrs. K G Beaubien Phoenix, Ariz. Casket bearers were Lowell Cain, Jack Hamilton, Wilbur R. Ashcraft, Luis Benedict, Dr Hal Hopsen and Robert Moose White. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Lion’s Club Eye conservation Fund, P.O. Box 561, Silver City, N.M.


BEAUBIEN: Kenneth G. Beaubien, 83, died at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Mr. Beaubien was born August 29, 1900 in Coalville, Utah, the son of Edward D. and Martha Salmon Beaubien. He lived in Phoenix, AZ for 30 years where he was engaged in architectural drafting. After his retirement he and his wife moved to Silver City where they have resided for the past nine years. He was an artist, having studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the Grant County Art Guild and Black Range Artists. He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Gale Beaubien of Silver City. Survivors include his wife, Martha of Silver City; three grandchildren, Brad Beaubien of Denver, Co., Kim Morrison of Albuquerque and Scott Beaubien, U.S. Army in Germany; two great-grandchildren, Martine and Gale Beaubien; one brother, Mark Beaubien of Del Rio, TX; two sisters, Ruby Cooke of Amarillo, TX and Nina Ohnsman of Harrah, Ok; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Curtis-Bright Chapel and interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Obid Albrecht, Lowell Cain, Allen Mayfield, Bobby Mayfield, Bobby Schilling and Robert "Moose" White. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BEAUBIEN: Martha Mayfield Beaubien, 81, formerly of Silver City, entered eternal rest Friday afternoon in University Terrace Good Samaritan Village in Las Cruces. She was born March 20, 1909 in Mississippi and moved with her family to Las Cruces in 1920, where she lived until early in 1940. In the same year, along with her husband, Kenneth, and son, Gale, she moved to Phoenix, where she retired after 30 years from the position of comptroller for the Arizona Department of Education. In 1975 she moved to Silver City, where she resided until 1988. There she was active in the First United Methodist Church, PEO Sisterhood, the garden club and other civic activities. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels in Silver City with the Rev. Gorton Smith, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Concluding services will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include three sisters, Wylton Vermillion, Alyce Lee Cox and LaVerne Guice, all of Las Cruces; a brother, John Knox Mayfield of Taylorsville, Miss.; and three grandchildren, Brad Beaubien of Mesa, Ariz., Kim Morrison of Albuquerque and Sgt. Scott Beaubien of Fort Eustis, Va. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beaubien's husband, Kenneth, and son, Dr. Gale Beaubien of Silver City, preceded her. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Mexico Boys Ranch, Boys Ranch, N.M. 87002-9989. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Mission Funeral Chapel in Las Cruces.


BECERRA: Salvador Becerra, 25, Silver City cab driver, died Tuesday morning in Ft. Bayard Hospital following injuries received in a fall suffered at his home at Broadway and Swan streets Sunday evening. He was taken to Hillcrest Hospital Sunday evening and then to Ft. Bayard Hospital. He had broken his third and fifth cervical vertebrae in the fall, Police Chief Al Baker stated. Funeral mass will be at 9:00 this morning and burial will be at 4:30 this afternoon in the Catholic Cemetery of Silver City. Fr. John Linnane will officiate at the services.


BECERRA: Mrs. Bibina G. Becerra, 76, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital


BECERRA: Frances M. "Kika" Becerra, 62, of Silver City entered eternal rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1928, in Central, and was a lifetime Grant County resident. Mrs. Becerra was a homemaker, a member of the Catholic Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was a Guadalupana. Calling hours were to be from 2-5 this afternoon at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The vigil service will be held tonight at 7 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. The funeral liturgy service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 in Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The committal rite service will follow in the Central Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Juan G. Becerra of Silver City; a son, Danny Lopez of San Jose, Calif.; three brothers, Jimmy Ruiz of Central, Pete Morales of Hawaii, and Isidro Morales Jr. of Maywood, Calif.; a sister, Rita Salaiz of El Paso; her stepmother, Juanita Morales of Maywood; and three grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Jose Reyes, Salvador del Castillo, Raymond Salaiz, Jerry Ruiz, Jimmy Ruiz Jr. and Mike Morales. Honorary bearers will be her remaining nephews and cousins. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BECERRA: Pablo R. Becerra of Silver City died at the Deming Memorial Hospital on December 21. Mr. Becerra was born Jan. 15, 1902. He is survived by one daughter, Polly B. Madrid of Tucson, one son Dionicio Gomez of Albuquerque and one stepson, Reynaldo Chaveria of El Paso. Rosary services for Mr. Becerra were held in the Wheeler Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and Mass the following morning in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Father Milano officiating at both services. Arrangements under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BECERRA: Rosie D. Becerra, 52, a lifetime resident of Hanover, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 28, 1940, in Hanover to the late Ezequiel and Francisca Rodriguez Delgado. She was a homemaker and a parishioner of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. A prayer vigil will be held at 6 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 in Santa Clara Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Lindsay will officiate. Cremation will follow at Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Survivors include her husband, Felipe, of the home; sons, Andy D. Becerra of Hanover, and Steve D. Becerra and his wife, Amy Becerra, of Central; daughters, Rosemary and her husband, Michael Diaz, of Mimbres, and Patsy Becerra of Central; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and Angie Delgado of Bayard, and Blas and Consuelo Delgado, also of Bayard; her sisters, Martha Delgado and Martina Villalba, both of Central, and Mary Lou Parra of Silver City; and granddaughters, Silvia and Dolores Becerra of Central, and Camille Diaz of Mimbres. Serving as casket bearers will be Zeke, Alfred, Michael, Robert and David Delgado, and Raul Rivera. Honorary bearers will be her brothers and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BECHTEL: Mary Martin Bechtel, 84, a resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, on Jan. 10, 1989, and by a daughter, in January 1953. Survivors include three daughters, Doris Stoll and her husband, John of Sarasota, Fla., LuAnn Lambright and her husband, Loren of Spring, Texas, and Alice Moser and her husband, David Moser Sr. of Silver City; 11 grandchildren, including David Moser Jr. and Frank E. Moser of Silver City; and twenty one great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bechtel was a homemaker and a member of the Whistler Mennonite Church of Goshen,Ind. Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Thursday. She has been sent to Wakarusa, Ind. for further services and interment. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.


BECHTEL: Warren Bechtel, 86, passed away at the family home on Racetrack Road Tuesday. He was born Jan. 11, 1902, the son of Jacob H. and Leah Lehman Bechtel, in a rural farmhouse near Nappanee, Ind. On Oct. 1, 1925, he married Mary Martin who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Doris) Stoll of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Loren (LuAnn) Lambright of Spring, Texas, and Mrs. David L. Moser Sr. (Alice) of Silver City; 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Henry; a sister, Bertha; and a daughter, Margaret Eleanor. Services will be held at the Whistler Mennonite Church near Goshen, Ind., with interment in the church cemetery. Local arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BECK: Mrs. Martha Ann Beck, 75, mother of Mrs. Abramo Parotti, died Monday in Hillcrest Hospital. The deceased came to Silver City two years ago to live with her daughter. Other survivors are three sons,
Jack M. Elliott, El Paso; Clifford A. Elliott, McVile, Ore., and Curtis M. Elliott, Lincoln Nebr. three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Susan Liller of Illinois. Private Christian Science services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial will follow In Memory Lane Cemetery.


BECK: Robert W. Beck, 54, passed away Tuesday, April 12, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Beck was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a veteran of World War II and a 24-year employee of Kennecott Copper. Mr. Beck is survived by his father, Joseph Beck of Ft. Bayard and one son, Robney Beck of Bayard. Funeral services for Robert Beck will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel in Silver City with Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery.


BECK: Earl Eugene Beck, 91, a long time resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest early Thursday morning in Silver City. He was born Oct. 29, 1899 in Radar, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard. Mr. Beck retired from the City of Bayard as a water superintendent. Funeral services were to be held today at 3 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Bill Miller as officiate. Concluding services were to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, where he was to be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include three sons, Billy Beck of Arkansas, Bobby Beck of Arizona, and Derral Beck of Silver City; and two daughters, Geneva Manasco of Arkansas, and Milligene Kannon, also of Arkansas. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Casket bearers were to be Odell Hatler, Michael Polomski, Kevin Beck, Pete Martinez, Duke Klingeman, Fred Prevost, Andrew Gililland, Paul Reeves and Terry Beck. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BECK: Gladys Gertrude Beck, 86, a longtime resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Wednesday evening in Silver City. She was born Jan. 3, 1904 in Vilonia, Ark. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard, and a homemaker. Funeral services were to be held today at 3 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Bill Miller as officiate. Concluding services were to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, where she was to be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include three sons, Billy Beck of Arkansas, Bobby Beck of Arizona, and Derral Beck of Silver City; and two daughters, Geneva Manasco of Arkansas, and Milligene Kannon, also of Arkansas. She is also survived by a brother and a sister, twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Casket bearers were to be Odell Hatler, Michael Polomski, Kevin Beck, Pete Martinez, Duke Klingeman, Fred Prevost, Andrew Gililland, Paul Reeves and Terry Beck. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BECK: Joseph William Beck of Bayard passed away July 30, at Fort Bayard. He lived in Bayard for 62 years and worked as a carpenter for much of that time. He is survived by a brother, Earl Beck of Bayard and one grandson, Rodney Beck, also of Bayard. Services were held at the Wheeler Chapel Friday Aug. 1. The Rev. Bill Miller officiated. Burial was at Memory Lane in Silver City. Arrangements were handled by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BECK: Richard F. Beck, 49, died at his home Sunday, Jan. 12. He was born in American Fork, Utah. Survivors include his wife Mary Louise Beck and his mother, Mrs. Marjorie Brown; his son, Clint Johnson, 19, and four sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Dorothy Ogorzelec, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Betty McAntee, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Joy Van Wagner, Mercerville, New Jersey and Mrs. Muriel Waltzig, Pocatello, Idaho and Stephen and Wendell Beck both of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Beck moved to Silver City in 1954 as a Kennecott Copper Corporation employee. He was a graduate of the University of Utah; he received his Master's in Business and Education from WNMU in 1964. He was a veteran of WW II. He served as Chairman of the American Cancer Society in Grant County and had been active in the Elks Club and the Toastmasters Club. Funeral services were held Wed., Jan. 13. Services were conducted by the Silver City Elks Lodge Number 413 at the Curtis Bright Mortuary. Pallbearers were I.D. Bray, W.R. Barr, Alton Mathews, Robert Bell, Erich Downs, and Richard Graham. The family requested memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or favorite charity.


BEDERMAN: Thomas “Tom” Bederman, 78, a Grant County resident, entered life eternal Friday, March 26, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late Fred and Margaret (Martin) Bederman. He worked many years for Phelps Dodge and retired as a weigh master. During World War II, he was employed by the Department of Interior and manned the weather station at-Howland Island southwest of Honolulu. He was one of two men who survived and were rescued by a U.S. Navy destroyer after several Japanese bombings. Calling hours will be from 5-7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will begin at 10 Tuesday morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Bederman of Hurley; one son, Bruce Bederman; four step- sons, Jerold Michael West of, Hurley, Wesley West and his wife, Linda, of Elizabeth-town, Ky., Barry Wade of Port Orchard, Wash., and Bret Cassel of Hurley; one daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Virginia Doneson of Las Vegas, Nev.; four stepdaughters, Daria K. Bertie and her husband. Gene, of Tucson, Ariz., Michelle Davis and her husband, Warner, of San Marcos, Texas, Robin Sanchez of El Paso, Texas, and Cristian "Crissy" Smith of Carlsbad; and one sister, Margaret Lippis of Pueblo, Colo. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Lesley Lee West, and his sister, Gertrude Cambell. Casket bearers will be Joe Morales Edward Silva, Brent Casse, Jerold West, Victor Nanez and Adolph Mendivil. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive.

BEDNORZ: August Bednorz, 88, a former resident of White Signal, died Oct. 6, in Lordsburg, where he had lived in recent years.
Bednorz: Martin Eugene Bednorz, 22, a lifelong Lordsburg resident, died Wednesday in Lordsburg. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 1-2 at the First Baptist Church in Lordsburg. The funeral service will be held there beginning at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. He was born Nov. 21, 1973 in Lordsburg to Martin Eugene Bednorz and Alberta Slawson Sires. Mr. Bednorz graduated in 1991 from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Calif. and worked in construction after graduating. He attended the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Alberta Sires and stepfather, Jessie Sires, both of Deming; his companion, Sandra Newell of Lordsburg; a son, Martin Tyler Bednorz of Lordsburg; a daughter, Lauren Brook Bednorz of Lordsburg; a brother, Max Bednorz of Minot, ND; a step-brother, Jeff Sires of Silver City; a sister, Felicia Bednorz of Farmington; a step-sister, Shelly Storie of Albuquerque; his grandparents, Junior Bednorz of Lordsburg, Albert Slawson of Fort Smith; Ark. , Vera Buntin of Port Orford, Ore. and Jean Slawson of Fort Smith; two nieces, Samantha and Meghan Bednorz of Minot; an uncle, Jerry Bednorz; three aunts, Phyllis McDaniel, Frances Bednorz and Kathy Martin; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Mario E. Bednorz on March 8, 1983. Pallbearers will be David Contreras, Bally Jacquez, Javie Grado, Rene Saucedo, Leon McDaniel and Max Bednorz. Honorary bearers are Rick Martin, Don Buntin, Crispin Contreras, Mike Newell and Herbert Saucedo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.


BEEM: Lois C. Beem, 84, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1908, in Sloan, Iowa, to Guy F. and Addie Swanson Boyer. Mrs. Beem was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for more than 50 years in Sioux City, Edgemont and Hot Springs, Iowa. She was active in Eastern Star, P.E.O., and the Business and Professional Women's Association. Mrs. Beem graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City with the Class of 1931. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Mrs. Beem is survived by her husband of 56 years, Earnest L. Beem of Silver City; two sons, Lee E. Beem of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Donald G. Beem of Silver City; a sister, Dorothy Hopkins of Sloan; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beem was predeceased by her mother, Addie, in 1952; a brother, Raymond, in 1962; and her father, Guy, in 1968. Funeral services were held today at the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. The Rev. Robert Bellows officiated. Interment and graveside services will be held in the Westfork Township Cemetery in Climbing Hill, Iowa. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.
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BEEM: Earnest L. Beem, 87, of Silver City, formerly of the Homick and Climbing Hill, Iowa, area, died Dec. 2 at Silver City. Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert Bellows officiating. Graveside services will be held at the West Fork Township Cemetery in Climbing Hill later this week. He was a member of the Silver City Kiwanis Club and was the club's program director for many years. He was active in the American
Legion in Silver City directing the Boys' State and Girls' State programs. Mr. Beem was born June 13, 1908, at Homick. His parents were Lee E. and Anna M. Larsen Beem. He graduated from Holly Springs Iowa, high school in 1927. He married Lois Bayer of Sloan on Nov. 29, 1934. They moved to, Sioux City, Iowa, in 1942 and he worked as a reporter for Dunn and Bradstreet and as a civilian employee of the Air Force at Sergeant Bluff. In 1945, they moved to Edgemont, S.D., where be operated a Coast to Coast store until 1959. He then managed a credit bureau in Hot Springs, S.D., and worked for the Fall River county assessor before being elected Fail River County auditor in 1960. They moved to Hot Springs in January 1960. In 1974, they retired to Silver City, where he worked for his son, Don, on a part-time basis. Mr. Beem was active in the Congregational Church in Edgemont and the United Churches in Hot Springs, and the Methodist Church in Hot springs. He was a treasurer for the churches and was the quartermaster for the American Legion in Hot Springs. Survivors include two sons, Lee of Emmetsown, and Don; a brother, Ed, of Climbing Hill; a sister, Elda Eikhorn of Lake View, seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, his brothers, Clarence, DeWitt and a sister, Marie Knorr. Family members selected Curtis - Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BEESON; Paul Russell Beeson, 72, resident north of Deming died at his home. He was born March 28, 1912 in Electra, TX and had lived in Deming for about fifteen years. He was a retired inspector for the New Mexico Electrical Board. His memberships included the state and national groups of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Masonic Lodge of Pampa, TX and the Scottish Rite Bodies in El Paso, TX. Graveside funeral services were held at the Anthony Cemetery Leon Levy, former preacher of the Anthony Church of Christ officiated. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Beeson of Anthony; a son, Russell Beeson, Anthony; a daughter, Paula Alvey, Wichita Falls, TX; a brother, Winsett Beeson, Sayre, Ok; two sisters, Leona Frank, Cache, Ok. and Mable Fletcher, Sayre, Ok; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


BEEZLEY: Mrs. Margarita Beezley, wife of Lloyd Beezley, 51, passed away June 7 in a Silver City hospital. The family formerly resided here, but in recent years had lived in foreign countries, where Mr. Beezley followed his profession as an engineer. They came here several weeks ago from India, his last assignment. Surviving besides the husband, are two sons, Duane Edward and Dale Lloyd: a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Smith, brother, Sylvan Rourk and father, Francis J. Rourk. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel, after which the remains were sent to Paonia, Colo. for internment. Last rites were conducted by the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie, Presbyterian minister.


BUGBEE: Susan Bugbee died Wednesday in Dugway, Utah. She is survived by her husband, John Bugbee and two children, William Ray Bugbee and Julie Lynette Bugbee, all of Dugway; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Little of Silver City. No flowers are requested but any memorials should be sent to the Primary Children’s Hospital for birth defects at 320 12th St., Salt Lake City,


BEHREND: Bertha B. Behrend, 91, a resident of Hacienda de Salud in Silver City, passed away Thursday. She was born Nov. 27, 1900, in Germany. Having lived in the New York area for much of her life, Mrs. Behrend moved to Silver City in 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred F. Behrend. Mrs. Behrend is survived by her sister, Ilse Von Waldeyer of Kassel, Germany, and her niece, Christine Bartels of Amherst, Mass. The Rev. Robert Ihlefield will say special prayers for Mrs. Behrend at the Eucharist service at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Hacienda de Salud Resident Activity Fund would be appreciated. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BEHUNIN: Dr. George Behunin died Tuesday in Price, Utah; He was once an assistant professor of education and Psychology at Western New Mexico University. Burial was in Price.


BEILUE: Luther J. Beilue, 88, of Central died Friday evening at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Dec. 21, 1906 in Bowie, Texas and had been a Grant County resident since 1939, when the family moved to Santa Rita. They moved to Central in 1964. Mr. Beilue retired in 1972 from Kennecott Copper Corp. where he was a crane operator. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Nannie Bell Beilue of Central; a son Floyd G. Beilue, and his wife, Elizabeth of Hurley; a daughter, Loyce Wallace of Pecos; a brother, J.D. Beilue of Longview, Texas; eight grandchildren, Vicki Daigneau of Albuquerque, Paul Wallace of Tome, N.M., Danny Wallace and his wife, Cheryl of Albuquerque, Scotti Sandoval of San Antonio, Texas, Dee Lujan and her husband, Joe of Peralta, N.M., Sam Luther Beilue of Bakersfield, Calif., 1st Lt. Jennifer Beilue with the U.S. Air Force in Fort Shaw, S.C., and Roy Eby of El Cajon, Calif.; and 13 great-grandchildren, Carlie, Toni and Becky Wallace, Christopher Daigneau, Stephanie and Ben Broshious, Jeremy and SuAnn Thomas, Jessica and Irma Sandoval, Jake and Josh Lujan and Jesse Eby. He is also survived by a special niece, Nova Necessary, and her husband, Burton; and his very special friends and neighbors, Hector and Frances Grijalva and family. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bessie Hill, earlier this year. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

BELDEN: Mrs. Margaret Belden, 77, who lived for a number of years at Cliff and Gila, died March 20 at Kankakee, Ill. Mrs. Belden was born April 12, 1870,in Kankakee Ill. She married Walter C. Belden in 1901. He was affiliated with the Cliff Mercantile Co. and also the LC Cattle Company. He died in 1915. Several nephews and nieces of Mrs. Belden live In Grant county now: Frank, Eugene, Thomas and James Heron. Survivors are two sons, John of Sacramento, Calif., and James of Kankakee; two brothers, and three grandchildren.


BELL: Funeral services for Edwin T. Bell, who died suddenly at his home in Denver, were held Saturday in Deming. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bell, Sr., pioneer resident of Silver City. Following his father’s death in 1896, he and his mother made their home with his sister, Mrs. Wayne Whitehill for several years. He worked with the Diamond A Cattle Company and later was in business in Deming where he married Miss May Browning who died in 1918. Later he married Mrs. Rose Sullivan and they made their home in Denver. He is survived by two children, Lewis of El Paso and Mrs. Elsie Bell Robinson of Los Angeles, two stepchildren, a brother Robert and his sister, Mrs. Wayne Whitehill of Deming, and two grandchildren.


BELL: G I Bell of Ardmore OK, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Ardmore. Mr. Bell, who had lived in Silver City a number of times, was the father of Mrs. O’Bera Click of the Model Shop. Mrs. Click was at the bedside at the time of his death, as were Mr. Bell’s son, Wentzel of St. Joseph, Mo., and his foster daughters, Mrs. Filas Bush and Mrs. Ivan Turner, both of Kansas City. Mrs. Bell died in 1954. The funeral will take place today at 10 a.m. in Ardmore. The Model Shop will remain closed all day out of respect for Mrs. Bell.


BELL: Gary Bell, formerly of Silver City, died in Roanoke, Va., Nov. 25, following a heart attack. He was a former employee of Cosgroves Inc., and also had worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. at Hurley. He had just arrived in Roanoke called there by the critical illness of his father, Arthur Bell, who passed away shortly after the death of his son Double funeral services were held with burial taking place in Roanoke.


BELL: Ira Ruby Wallace Bell, 88, of Cliff passed away Friday, March 5, at her residence. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. In conjunction with Mrs. Bell's wishes, there will be no memorial services. She asked that everyone go on with their lives and remember her with a smile. Mrs. Bell was born Jan. 29, 1911, in Hope, the daughter of George Clark and Delia Sarah Furr Clark. She married Frank A. "Mike" Bell on Dec. 13, 1963 in Lordsburg. Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband; her children, Willie Ray Stailey, John N. "Butch" Wallace, Don Bell and Maria Fay Graham; two sisters, Velma Carey of South Carolina and Opal Creel of Oregon; one brother, Claude Clark, and his wife, Leta, of California; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Iva Browning; a brother, George Clark; and a son, James Neal Bradberry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila Regional Hospice in care of Wanda Hall, Silver City. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BELL: Mrs G I Bell of Ardmore, Okla., mother of Mrs. O’Bera Click, died Friday night after an illness of several days. Mrs. Click had just recently returned from Ardmore where she had visited her parents after her mother had suffered a heart attack.


BELL: Mrs. Isabel Patterson Bell 72, wife of former County Treasurer James H. Bell, an a resident of Grant County for 48 years, passed away Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital where she had been a pa1ient for two weeks. Mrs. Bell was born in Berlin, Wis., and came to Pinos Altos In 1912. She and Mr. Bell were married in 1913. For many years she was active in community affairs and had a wide circle of devoted friends. Surviving besides her husband, is a daughter, Mrs. Gene LaVelle, the former Marian Bell, who with her husband, is now in New Zealand, where he is spending a year as an exchange teacher; five grandchildren; a son, Robert N. Bell, Billings, Mont., a brother, L. A. Hamilton, New York, and a niece and nephew residing in Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites. Burial will take place in the Pinos Altos cemetery.


BELL: Mrs. Olive Priscilla Bell, who was born. Dec. 24, 1879, the daughter of Silver City pioneers, the late Mr. and Mrs.. Harvey H. Whitehill, died Thursday morning at her residence here. Mrs. Bell attended Silver City schools and graduated with the class of 1897 from the local university, then the Silver City Normal School. Following graduation, she taught in the Silver Schools until retiring in 1902 prior to her marriage in July of that year to Robert K. Bell. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bell engaged in ranching on the Mimbres. Mr. Bell preceded his wife in death a number of years ago. The deceased was active in community affairs and organizations, and had received various honors for her many efforts and contributions. She was a past state regent of DAR; a ‘member of the Order of Eastern Star; served as head of the Tyrone Red Cross during World War I; was past president of the Woman’s Auxiliary of VFW Post 3347; was past president of .the St. Elizabeth’s Guild of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd; a. member of the Silver City Woman’s Club; a former member of the Bayard Lioness Club; and in 1965 was selected Citizen of the Year by the Grant County Historical Society. Mrs. Bell’s immediate survivor is her son, John J. Bell of Bayard. The Rev. C. M. Henderson of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiated at the funeral service Saturday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with interment following in the Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Ted Schroeter, Thomas P. Foy, Jesse Blair, Dick Nolan, Wayne, Hawk and John Scholl.


DAWSON: Mrs. Robert Bell received word the past week telling her of the death of John Dawson in El Paso. Mr. Dawson suffered a broken hip two months ago and never recovered. He was general manager of the Lower Diamond A Ranch for many years and was well known to cattlemen in this section, He is survived by his wife, Jennie, one brother, Cleave of the Dawson Motor Co., of El Paso, and a stepson, Roy Nunn of Santa Anna Calif. Funeral services were held in El Paso where burial took place.


DORSAY: Mrs. Robert K. Bell received word this week from her sister, Mrs. L. P. Piatt in Long Beach of the death of Mrs. Nell Dorsay on March 25 in Los Angeles. Mrs. Dorsay resided in Silver City and Pinos Altos where Mr. Dorsay was engaged in mining and will be remembered by her many friends here. Survivors are two nephews, John D. Worden and Rollen Usher. Funeral services and burial took place in Los Angeles.


JONES: Mrs. Robert K. Bell received word this week of the death in Pinon Hills Calif., of Dr. Kenneth C. Jones, dental consultant of the San Bernardino Welfare Department, in a fire at his home. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones, for many years residents of Santa Rita, where the family was well known. His father served as Justice of the peace at Santa Rita during his residence there.

GOWEN: Mrs. Robert K. Bell received a message Sunday from her niece, Mrs. Arthur Bard of El Paso, telling her of the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Joe Gowen of Santa Monica. It was just ten days ago that they visited in Silver City on their way home from a tour of Mexico. Mary Dotson Gowen was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dotson former residents of Silver City. She was born here August 28, 1904, and spent her early girlhood here where she still had many friends. She graduated from the University of Arizona, and after graduation taught school at Arizona where she met Mr. Gowen and they were married in Tucson. After living In Arizona several years they moved to California, which was always home to them, She is survived by her husband,ten children, seventeen grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Bard and Mrs. Frank McDonald of El Paso. Burial was in the family plot in Santa Monica.


BELL: Mrs. Fay Bell, 53, died Thursday in Silver City, after an extended illness. Mrs. Bell was born in Quail, Tex., and was a resident of Silver City for 38 yeas. She was employed by Hillcrest General Hospital and was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, J.N. (Bill) of Silver City; two sons, Terry Wayne Bell of Silver City and Kenneth Reid Bell of Seattle, Wash.; her mother, Mrs. Estie B. Shelpman of Silver City; two sisters, Naomi Grady of Organ, N.M., Pat Bailey of Silver City and one brother, Hubert Cowan of Silver City. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Indian Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Private interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Glen D. young, Rey P. Gonzales, Albert E. Botts, Carroll Jacobs, Charles H. Mechan and James C. Lane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BELL: Gertrude S. Bell, 107, entered life eternal Thursday at Hacienda de Salud. The daughter of the late Charles and Emma Bell, she was born in Flemingsbburg, Ky., in 1885. A 100-year resident of New Mexico, she came from Kentucky in 1893. She attended school at Loretta Academy in El Paso, Texas, and St. Mary's Academy in Silver City. A lifelong Democrat, she was a two-term Grant County treasurer in the 1930's. Miss Bell and her sister, Valeria Barker, who preceded her in death in 1959, were prominent businesswomen and pioneers in Silver City. She spent the last years of her life at Hacienda de Salud and had been a resident of that facility since it’s opening in 1985. She was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Graveside services will be held Monday beginning at 11 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Bellows, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Survivors include Jeanne Conner and U.L. Conner of Silver City; Michael I. Conner and Penny Conner of Silver City, and their children, Christopher of Houston and Shannon of Tucson, Ariz.; and Tony and Susan Conner Trujillo of Silver City and their children, T.J. of Tucson, and Ty and Amy of Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BELL: James H. Bell, 77, pioneer of Pinos Altos, died this past week in a Kearney, Arizona hospital. He had been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Marian LaVelle, in Kearney at the time of his death. Mr. Bell, born and reared in Grant County, attended school in Pinos Altos and St. Mary's College in Oakland, CA., and was captain of the football team for four years. In 1914 he began his career as a mining engineer and was associated with the late Ira L. Wright. He served as superintendent of the Black Hawk Consolidated Mines Co. After retiring from mining activities in 1949, he served as treasurer of Grant County for two terms and also was a deputy in the Sheriff's Department. He was active in Elks Club, Lions Club of Bayard, and in Boy Scout work for years and a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors are a son, Robert H. Bell of Billings, Montana, a daughter, Mrs. Gene LaVelle of Kearney, AZ., six grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Bell Fortier of Bisbee, AZ., Mrs. Josephine Ryan of Albuquerque and Pinos Altos, and Mrs. Margaret Leasure of El Paso, TX. Funeral mass was said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Saxon officiating. Interment took place in Pinos Altos cemetery beside his wife, Isabelle H. Bell, who preceded him in death in 1959. Active pallbearers were Jack Hill, Jr., Paul Hunter, Harvey Forsythe, Marvin Fuller, George Schafer and Walter Oglesby. Honorary pallbearers named were John Anderson, Harrison Schmitt, Jr., Gregory Buzzere, Ollie McCrary, Rex Matthews, Sam Schroeter, Martin Tapia, Thomas P. Foy, Tom Ryan, I.S. Frank, Murray Ryan, D.A. Campbell, Bill Mullane, Richard Twiss, and John Fletcher.


BELL: A former Cliff resident, James J. Bell, 81, died Tuesday afternoon, July 4, at the hospital in Mesilla Park. The belated announcement of the passing was received here this week. Mr. Bell, a retired farmer, moved to Mesilla Park from Cliff in 1914. Survivors are his widow, Sadie Bell; three daughters, Mrs. H.H. Hutchinson, Espanola, Mrs. R.E. Treadwell, Santa Rita, Mrs. T.M. Holden of Sacramento, Calif.; three stepsons, Clarence Brown, Washington, D.C., Roy Brown, Los Angeles, Fred Brown, San Diego; and one son, J.H. Bell, Idalou, Tex. There is also one brother, J.J. Bell in Oregon and 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Graham Chapel on Thurs., July 6, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery at Mesilla Park.


BELL: John J. Bell, 85, born in Silver City, died Oct. 30, in Tucson, Ariz. He was a former Chino Mines employee. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, of Tucson. Rosary and funeral services were held Wednesday at Southlawn Mortuary in Tucson with the Rev. Matthew Evenstock officiating. Military rites followed with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4903 led by Chaplain James B. Flanagen. Interment was in Southwest Cemetery in Tucson.


BELLAMY: Death Saturday claimed Miss Ella G. Bellamy, 75, who for the past 24 years had lived In Silver City. She passed away at the home of a nephew, Fred Adams, Jr. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial took place in the Masonic cemetery. Survivors are two brothers, Joseph Bellamy, Silver City, and Gordon, Santa Rita; a sister, Mrs. Dema Terry, Cottage Grove, Ore.; a niece, Mrs. Owen Riley, and a nephew, Fred Adams, Jr., Hurley.


BELLAMY: Mildred M. Bellamy, 70, a former Grant County resident, passed away in El Paso, Texas, April 9. She moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1965. Mrs. Bellamy was the recipient of the Harry Holland Award in 1990, which is given to senior citizens for providing outstanding service to the community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1982. She is survived by her daughters, Bertha Quattlebaum of El Paso and Lorraine Riley of Hurley; and three brothers, Clyde Hamilton of San Jose, Calif., Bill Hamilton of Tucson, and Jim Hamilton of Silver City. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kimberly Lorueree, Kathleen Pena, Norris Riley and Jim Riley. Graveside services were held April 13 at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson.


BELLER: Angie Orozco Beller, 74, passed away Nov. 19 in Anaheim Memorial Hospital in Anaheim, Calif. She was born in San Lorenzo on April 27, 1915, to Alfonso and Justa Orozco. Mrs. Beller lived several years in Grant County before moving to California. She is survived by a daughter, Angie Hauffmann; two sons, Julian Prendez and Danny Rial-Vasquez; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chemo Orozco and his wife, Minnie, and Lencho Orozco and his wife, Mary; a sister, Lala Silva; and numerous nieces and nephews. All reside in California. Rosary services were held at Klinker funeral Home in Huntington Park, Calif. Mass of the Christian burial was said at Santa Marta Catholic Church in Huntington Park. Interment was followed at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.


BELtrAN: Antonio Lujan Beltran, 62, a resident of Santa Clara, entered eternal rest Thursday, Dec. 23, at the family home. He was born July 5, 1937, in Carrizozo to Geronimo and Juanita (Lujan) Beltran. He was employed by the state of New Mexico in 1964 and transferred in 1966 to Fort Bayard Hospital when it was a veteran’s hospital. He was a food service dietitian then transferred to warehouse supervisor and retired in 1994 with 30 years of service. He was also an instructor of hunter safety for 20 years. He was in the New Mexico Mounted Patrol for 15 years, serving as a sergeant. He was justice of the peace in 1958 for Precinct 14 in Lincoln County and was a devoted sports referee for 40 years. He played semi professional baseball for 15 years with the Bayard Braves. Mr. Beltran managed Senior League baseball for 28 years and served two years on the Cobre school board before retiring for health reasons. He enjoyed hunting with his close friends, and loved the time he was able to spend with the young people of Grant County. He served in the U.S. Army and was a de- voted parishioner of the Santa Clara Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Beltran of Santa Clara; two sons, Mark Anthony Beltran of Las Cruces, and Robin Beltran of Albuquerque; three daughters, Isabel Amador and her husband, Ruben Y. Amador, of Hanover, Mary Marshall and her husband, James, of Silver City, and Juanita Beltran; five brothers, Juan Beltran and his wife, Delia, of Carrizozo, Emilio Beltran and his wife Ida of Carrizozo, Lorenzo Beltran of Carrizozo, Orlando Beltran of Carrizozo, and Ernie Beltran of Albuquerque; three sisters, Quinana Jaramillo of Carrizozo, Mable Zamora and her husband, Barney, of Carrizozo, and Frances Zamora and her husband, Leroy, of Carrizozo; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Juanita and Geronimo Beltran, and three brothers, Jerry, Jody and Richard Beltran. Visitation will be held today at 5 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7 p.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church. The Santa Clara Ministry will lead the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers are Fred Vigil, Anthony Romero, Jerry Drake, Tom Powers, Joe Apodaca and Robby Molina. Honorary bearers are Ruben Amador, James Marshall, Jimmy Jacquez, Daniel Lopez, Manny Rodriguez, Louie Salcido, and Mario Quintana, Bob Flores, and all his many friends and family members. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s.


BELtrAN: Ricardo M. Beltran, 51, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Beltran was a native of Vera Cruz, Mexico, but had lived in Central for the past eight years. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include his widow, Rumalda, of Central; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Arrelin of Tucson, Ariz., Miss Dolores Beltran and Miss Norma Beltran, both of Central and one granddaughter; his mother, Mrs. Jesusita Urbelz of La Puente, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephina Flores of Bayard and Mrs. -Francis Genera of La. Puente.
Rosary was said in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Mass being recited in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central at 10am.Thursday. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Hurley American Legion Red Meta Post No 46 officiated at the graveside.


BELtrAN: Angela Tafoya "Angelita" Beltran, 95, of Central entered into rest Monday at her home. She was born May 31, 1899 in San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico and was a longtime resident of Santa Rita, Hanover and Central. She and her family moved to Grant County in 1903. Mrs. Beltran was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and the Central Senior Citizens Center. She was a parishioner of Santa Clara Catholic Church. Vigil services will be held Thursday evening at seven in Santa Clara Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, also in the church. The rite of committal will follow in the Central Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Lindsay will officiate. Survivors include three sons, Bill Beltran and his wife, Raquel of Tucson, Ariz., Salvador Beltran Jr. and his wife, Frances of Pascol, Wash. and Tony G. Beltran and his wife, DeDe of Anchorage, Alaska; four daughters, Aurora Telles and her husband, James of Mammoth, Ariz., Ernestina Martinez and her husband, Alfredo of Central, Delia Barajas of Central and Jovita Foster and her husband, Ken of Silver City; two brothers, Ramon Tafoya and his wife, Francisca of Deming and Raymundo Tafoya and his wife, Elena of Hanover; one sister, Romana Ramirez of Acencion, Chihuahua, Mexico; a brother-in-law, Mauricio Beltran of Fort Worth, Texas; thirty grandchildren; sixty three great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador A. Beltran in 1990. Pallbearers are Roel Beltran, Reuben Beltran, Alex Beltran, Bruce Foster, Ramon Barajas and Rubin Telles. Honorary bearers are Ken J. Foster, Matthew Beltran, Sal Beltran III and all her nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BELtrAN: Salvador "Chava" Beltran, 89, a resident of Central, passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Beltran began work at the Tyrone mine in 1914. He was married in Santa Rita on Oct. 6, 1929. He fed and helped people during the Depression. He retired from Empire Zinc in 1958. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Angelita Beltran of Central; two sons, Bill Beltran Jr. and his wife, Raquel of Tucson, Ariz., and Salvador Beltran Jr. and his wife, Frances of Pasco, Wash.; four daughters, Aurora Tellez and her husband, James of Mammoth, Ariz., Ernestina Martinez and her husband, Alfredo, and Delia Barajas, all of Central, and Jovita Foster and her husband, Kenneth of Lompoc, Calif.; a brother, Mauricio Beltran of Fort Worth, Texas; a nephew, Tony G. Beltran of Fairbanks, Alaska; twenty grandchildren; fifty three great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Mass of the Christian burial will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m., also at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ramon Barajas, Sal Beltran III, Bruce Foster, Rick Silva, George Rico and Alex Beltran. Honorary pallbearers are David Rodriquez, Ed Fierro, Joe Arriola, Tommy Zamora, Chon Martinez, Joe Gutierrez, Cali Garcia and Abe Ortiz. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home.


BELtrI: Porfirio S, "Pilo" Beltri, 61, died Monday at the Veterans' Hospital in Albuquerque. Visitation will start at 5 Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg and the prayer vigil will be held there that evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held at St. Joseph's on Friday morning at 10 with the Rev. Virgilio Florez officiating. Interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. He was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Lordsburg and served in the U.S. Air Force in photography. Mr. Beltri served in Korea and Vietnam and retired after 23 years of service, receiving an Air Medal. He was a lifelong Lordsburg resident, having attended Lordsburg schools. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He is survived by his mother, Petra Beltri, and a sister, Sofia Beltri, both of Lordsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita S. Beltri, in 1973. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BENJAMIN: Funeral services were held Friday morning, May 14, at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Mrs. J. L. Benjamin, who died Wednesday at her home. The Rev. Clarence Crow of the Baptist Church officiated and burial was made in the Silver City cemetery.


BENAVIDES: Eusebio P. Benavides, 79, died Tuesday night at his home, 701 N. Corbin St. Born in Mexico, he had lived in Silver City 75 years. Surviving are his wife, Eusedia Benavides; four daughters, Mrs. Josefa Soto, Mrs. Monica Trejo, Mrs. Lupe Trejo, Mrs. Cesaria Pena; five sons, Ramon, Pablo, Eddie, Angel and Luis Benavides; 12 grandchildren and 25 great grand children. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the family home. Rosary was set for 9 a.m. today at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial at 4 p.m. in the Catholic cemetery.


BENAVIDES: Mrs. Guadalupe R. Benavides, 73, died in the Lordsburg General Hospital Wed., Jan. 22, following an extended illness. Mrs. Benavides was born in San Buenavetura, Mexico, and she had lived in Grant County for the past 60 years. She is survived by one brother, Atalano Rios of Bayard; one nephew, Jesus Rios of Bayard; three nieces, Mrs. Juanita Valerio of Bayard, Mrs. Wm. Martinez and Mrs. Frances Hurtado both of Sunnyvale, Calif. Funeral Mass was recited Friday, Jan. 24 in the Hanover Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa officiating. Interment followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Avelino Sanchez, Manuel Gonzalez, Manuel Rios, Jesus Rios, Sammy Rios, and Dino Guzman.


BENAVIDES: Luis C. Benavides, 77, died Thursday evening in Silver City. Mr. Benavides was born in Santa Rita and was a lifetime resident of Grant County. He had been employed by Kennecott and as a custodian at the Grant County Court House. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Jesusita Benavides of Bayard; five nieces; four nephews; 33 great nephews and nieces and 37 great-great nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation was held Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Monday. Both services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Thomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alberto Munoz, Richard Munoz, Gonzalo Munoz, Pete Rivera, Ray Rivera and Albert Munoz Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were David Munoz, Henry Carrillo, Frank Castillo, Samuel Crespin, Felix Cordero, Efren Huerta, Jesus Candelaria, Ramon Lucero, Ruben Facio and David Gallardo. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BENAVIDES: Mrs. Luisa N. Benavides, 75, died at Hillcrest Hospital, Thursday, October 10. She was a native of Douglas AZ., and lived in Silver City for the past 55 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Feliciana Triviso and Mrs. Katherine Cisneros, both of Silver City; one son, Osweldo of Silver City; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rosary was said in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel on October 13. The funeral Mass was recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Monday, October 14. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating.


BENAVIDEZ: Jose L. Benavidez, 80, died Friday, December 8, at his residence. Mr. Benavidez was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of Grant County., He is survived by two daughters, Katherine Cisneros and Feliciana Triviso, one son, Oswaldo Benavidez of Silver City. Three sisters, Lorenza Diaz, Eugenia Benavidez of Silver City and Mariana Racanes of Alexandria, Va. One brother, Reymundo Benavidez, of Apple Valley, California. Rosary recitation was Sunday, December 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection was Monday, Dec. 11 in St. Vincent de Paul Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Pallbearers were Manuel Diaz, Frank Terran, Michael Cisneros, Joey Jacquez, Jimmy Triviso and Apolonio Sierra. Burial followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery.


BENAVIDEZ: Roberto M. Benavidez, 61, a lifelong area resident, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Benavidez was born July 3, 1933, in Hurley to Edwardo Benavidez and Enrequetta Medina. He was a member of the New Mexico National Guard and the active Army, having served with Battery B, 85th Field Artillery of the 10th Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. He worked as a repair mechanic with Chino Mines until his retirement in 1979. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carmen Barela Benavidez of the home; his parents, Braulio and Henrietta Williams; his daughter, Bernadine Benavidez of Silver City; and three sons, Braulio "Billy" Benavidez and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Kristie Ann, Andrea, Robert and Katrina Ann all of Silver City, and Gabriel "Flint" Benavidez and John Robert Benavidez, both of Silver City. Visitation for Mr. Benavidez was Monday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the rosary followed at 7:30 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols presiding. Concluding services and burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Ramon Marquez, Steve Aguirre Sr., Roddy Everad, Tony Delgado, David Perez Jr. and Trini Pacheco. Honorary bearers were David Tais, Ralph Vega, Blass Herrera, Ernesto Trevisio Sr. and Lorenzo Barela. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BENCOMO: Anastacio Bencomo, 67, of Silver City, World War I veteran, died Tuesday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was born at Pinos Altos and a life-long resident of Grant County. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rita Bencomo; two daughters, Mrs. Antonio Martinez of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Bernard a Martinez of Silver City; tour sons, Domingo, Joe, Tony and Robert, all of Silver City; 20 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Orosco of Bayard. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass will be said at 10 am. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the Fort Bayard cemetery with full military honors."


BENCOMO: Belen M. Bencomo, 50, passed away at University Hospital in Tucson, Tuesday, March 1, following an extended illness. Mrs. Bencomo was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Domingo V. Bencomo, daughter, Miss Evelyn Bencomo, two sons, Benny Bencomo and Robert Bencomo and one grandchild, all of Silver City. Survivors also include her mother, Mrs. Inez Montoya of Albuquerque, two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Avena of San Lorenzo and Mrs. Bertha Madrid of Los Angeles, Calif. and four brothers, Richard Montoya of San Lorenzo, Benny Montoya and Dan Montoya, both of Belen, and Alex Montoya of Albuquerque. Rosary services were recited Thursday, March 3 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass being said Friday, March 4, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Bencomo, Rumaldo Martinez, Joe Bencomo, Alex Montoya, Tony Montoya and Reyes Montoya.


BENCOMO: Carlos Brown Bencomo, 71, resident of Deming, died March 25 at Ft.Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1912 at Fierro and was a retired restaurant cook and a resident of Grant County before moving to Deming 30 years ago. He was a communicant of St Ann's Catholic Church. Recitation of the Rosary was held March 28 at the Baca's Wheeler Chapel and Mass of the Christian burial was held March 29 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery with Fr. Mike Macaya officiating. Mr. Bencomo is survived by his wife, Fidela Bencomo of Deming; six sons, Joe Bencomo of Lomita, CA., Manuel Bencomo of Silver City, Danny Bencomo of Bayard, Carlos and Teodoro Bencomo of Tucson and Espididion Bencomo of Morenci, Az; one daughter, Sadie Bencomo of Deming; one brother, Ted Bencomo of Albuquerque; two sisters, Anastacia Bustillos and Guadalupe Bencomo, both of Bayard; 24 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BENCOMO: Felicitas L. Bencomo, 50, a lifelong Grant County resident, died Thursday evening in Tucson, Ariz. She was born March 28, 1938 in Gila, was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was president of Las Guadalupanas and was a member of the National Bowling League. Calling hours for Mrs. Bencomo were today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated there Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Macaya officiating. Survivors include her husband, Manuel Bencomo of Silver City; two sons, Manuel Bencomo of Eau Claire, Wis., and Michael Bencomo of Aberdeen, Md.; two daughters, Joann Chavez of Minneapolis, Minn., and Vera Silva of Arenas Valley; her parents, Pete and Manuela Lujan of Silver City; two brothers, Horacio and Pete Lujan of Tucson; four sisters, Mary Bencomo, Lorenza Richarte and Connie Placencio of Tucson and Ramona Lujan of Silver City; and five grandchildren. Casket bearers will be David Vega, Adolfo Ybarra, Pete Lujan Jr., Horacio Lujan, Danny Bencomo and Ben Altamirano. Honorary bearers will be Carlos, Ted, Joe and Pete Bencomo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BENCOMO: Mr. Felipe Q. Bencomo, 54, died Sunday, May 11 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Rosary was said in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel Wednesday, May 14, and the funeral mass was recited at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Thursday, May 14 with the Rev. Stephen Szmutko officiating. Interment followed in the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the American Legion Post No 18 conducting military graveside rites.


BENCOMO: Manuel Gomez Bencomo, 52, a life-long Grant County resident, died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Pinos Altos, and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He served with the United States Army during the Korean conflict and retired from the Gas Company of New Mexico. Calling hours for Mr. Bencomo will be Thursday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated there Friday morning at 10 with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Concluding services will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include two sons, Manuel Bencomo Jr. of Albuquerque and Michael Bencomo of Aberdeen, Md.; two daughters, Joann Chavez of St. Paul Minn., and Vera Silva of Arenas Valley; five brothers, Joe Bencomo of Lomita, Calif., Danny Bencomo of Phoenix, Ariz., Ted Bencomo of Tucson, Ariz., Carlos Bencomo of Duncan, Ariz., and Pete Bencomo of Springerville, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Monica Bencomo of Germany, Eric Bencomo of Albuquerque, and T.J., Danni and Amber Silva of Arenas Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Felicitas, on May 26, 1988. Casket bearers will be Teodoro, Espiridion, Carlos, Joe, Tony and Domingo Bencomo. Honorary bearers will be Adolfo Ybarra, Tony Arredondo, David Madrid, Joe Paz and Nestor Placencio. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BENCOMO: Pedro B. Bencomo, 56, of Safford, Ariz., died Monday in Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eloisa Bencomo; three sons and four daughters. Funeral mass was said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard by the Rev. Frank A. Sierra. Burial was in the Fort Bayard Cemetery with military honors.

BENCOMO: Anastacio "Tacho" Bencomo, a former Silver City resident, passed away Wednesday in Los Angeles. Services are pending.


BENDER: Herman Robert Bender, 86, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Sunday, June 14,at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Arkansas City, Kan., to John and Margarethe Bender. He attended the University of Oklahoma Norman, Okla., where he received a bache1or of arts degree in English literature and a doctor of medicine degree. He was always athletic and, while there, he was a member of the university pistol team. On Feb. 15, 1942, he married Paula Janice Culwell in Warner, Okla. Of this union were born two boys and two girls. When his country called, he proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a major flight surgeon with the 29th Bombardment Squadron. He served in the Caribbean Theater and the Panama Canal Zone from June 1942 to May 1946. Following his service to his country he completed his medical residency and internship, and went into private practice as a radiologist in Wichita Falls, Texas, from 1949-56, and in Lawton, Okla., from 1956-67. In 1967, he relocated his family to Silver City, becoming the first full-time radiologist in this area. He retired in 1991. He was an avid outdoorsman, gourmet cook and artist. He is greatly loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed. A graveside funera1 service will be held this afternoon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Wooten, pastor, officiating. Survivors include his wife, Paula Culwell Bender of Silver City; two sons, George Robert Bender and his wife, Diana, of Tucson, Ariz., and Thomas Frederick Bender and his wife, Norma, of Silver City; two daughters, Margaret Bender of Deming, and Eva Bender Fisher and her husband, John, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and a brother, William A. Bender, and his wife, Martha, of Sweeney, Texas. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila regional Medical Center. Entrusted to Baca’s.


BENDER: Mildred T. "Millie" Bender, born Feb. 5, 1922. in New York City, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Jan. 8, after struggling with Alzheimer's disease for many years. Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Emil; her daughter, Judy, and husband. Michael Long, of Las Vegas, N.M.; her sons, John and wife, Leslie Bates, of McLean, Va., and James and wife, Karen Bender, of Silver City; five grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter. A small service was held in Las Cruces, where she and her husband lived in a retirement community. This spring, a memorial service and placement of ashes will take place in Sedona, Ariz. While members of the Silver City community for only a short time, Mrs. Bender and her husband regularly attended the First Presbyterian Church and were active supporters of Golden Connections Inc. Memorial gifts may be sent to Mesilla Valley Hospice, Las Cruces, NM.


BENECKI: Paul R. Gantz received word Wednesday of the death in a Detroit, Mich. hospital of Joseph Benecki, father of Mrs. Gantz. He suffered a stroke this week and Mrs. Gantz and son, Stanley, left immediately for Detroit, arriving there the day before his death. Funeral services are set for Saturday.


BENAVIDES: Funeral services for David Benavides, 67, who was killed early Sunday morning near Truth or Consequences were held yesterday with the funera1 mass at 9 o’clock at the Catholic Church In Central. The Rev. Saxon officiated. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed mass in the Central cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, six sons, Isaac of Hillsboro, Robert of Central, Pete of Albuquerque, and Clarence Raymond and Sepriano of CA, three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Munoz and Mrs. Annabelle Rivera of Central, and Mrs. Gloria Pennilton who lives in England and by ten grandchildren.

BENAVIDES: Mrs. Eusebia Benavides, 74 member of a pioneer family of Silver City, passed away July 12 at the home her daughter, Mrs. Gesarla Pena, in Tucson. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel followed by mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Monday at 9 am. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Survivors besides Mrs. Pena, are two other daughters, Mrs. Josefa Sotelo, of Pacoima, Calif., and Mrs. Lucy Trejo, Richmond, Calif.; five sons, Remon, La Puente, Calif.; Angel1 Richmond, Calif.; Pablo, Eddie and Luis, Silver City; a sister, Mrs. Candelaria Diaz, Silver City; 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.


ROSE: Mrs. R L Benjamin of Bayard left for Nev., to attend the funeral service Saturday at the First Baptist Church for her father, Homer Rose, 82. Mr. Rose died at the Veteran Administration Hospital at Reno, Nev, Other survivors include, two stepdaughters, three sons and 10 grandchildren


BENJAMIN: Richard Alien "Dick" Benjamin, 80, a life- long resident of Bayard, passed away Sunday, July 4, in Silver City Care Center. Graveside funeral services with military honors will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Benjamin was born Feb. 10 1919, at Dr. Huffs clinic on Whitewater Creek above Bayard. He was the son of James Lynn Benjamin and Ruby Dempsey Benjamin. He was married to Ethel Maurine Burchfield on Dec. 23, 1937, in Bayard. Mr. Benjamin is survived by his wife, Maurine; three sons, Dickie L. Benjamin of Bayard, and Tommy Benjamin and his wife, Regina, and Harry L. Benjamin of Silver City; five grandchildren, Maurine Laney and her husband, Vern, and Peggy McSherry of Bayard, Ruby Benjamin of Las Cruces, T.J. Benjamin of Silver City and Kelly Rae Benjamin of Phoenix; two great-grand-children, Robby Alien McSherry and Garrett Martin Laney; a sister, Wanda Gardiner of Santa Clara; two, nieces, Peggy Williams and I Darlene Wrinker; special people in his life, Louise Porter, Era Santa Maria, Alien Wysong and Henry Davis; and his co-worker and fishing buddy, "Bid" Benjamin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Benjamin served proudly in the U.S. 8th Air Force during World War II as a gunner on a B-17 while stationed in England. More than once, his plane returned on a wing and a prayer. He knew how to enjoy life. He owned and operated the Bayard Texaco for 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching and playing sports, Working in his garage and making people smile. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BENJAMIN: Richard Larry “Dickie” Benjamin, 60, a lifelong resident of Bayard, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, at his mother’s home. Graveside services will he conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. He was born July 23, 1939, at the home of Anna Watson, his aunt. He was the son of Richard Alien Benjamin and Maurine Benjamin. Mr. Benjamin is survived by his three daughters, Peggy Jean McSherry, Maurine Laney, and Kelly Rae Benjamin, and his mother, Maurine Benjamin, all of Bayard; two brothers, Tommy L. Benjamin and his wife, Regina, and Harry L. Benjamin, a niece, Ruby Benjamin, and a nephew, T.J. Benjamin, all of Silver City; two grandchildren, Robby Alien McSherry and Garrett Martin Laney; and a loving aunt, Wilma Burchfield. O’Chico, Ca. Mr. Benjamin was drafted and served in the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany, for two years. He was employed by Kennecott/Phelps Dodge for 40 years. He loved life. He enjoyed life outdoors, watering beautiful place, taking care of his animals, and playing with his grandchildren. He was a loving son,father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

BENJOVSKY: T D Benjovsky, about 64, well known mining man and resident of this area for several years died Tuesday during a stomach operation in Denver. Mr. Benjorsky was a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and operated mines in Colorado for a number of years prior to coming to N.M. in the early 30’s. He was the first president of the New Mexico Miners and Prospectors Association and was a director at the time of his death. He operated the Peerless Mines here at one time for the NM Ore Operations Company. At the time of his death he was associated with the New Mexico State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources. Funeral services will be held Friday, in Denver.


BRENNAND: Mrs. Alice B. Brennand, 59, passed away Saturday, October 1 at Hillcrest Hospital in Silver City. Mrs. Brennand was a native of El Paso, Tex., and was a resident of Reserve at the time of her death. Mrs. Brennand was employed by the U. S. Forest Service in Reserve at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Jess Brennand of Reserve, a daughter, Mrs. Margie Walker of El Paso, Tex., two sons, Rodney Brennand of Van Nuys, California, William Howard Brennand of Reserve, five grandchildren, a great; grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Peggy Gil of Covina, Calif. Graveside Services were held Sunday, October 2 at the Bar S Cross Ranch near Reserve. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


"BENNETT: Bobbie Jean Bennett, 71, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday. Jan. 21, at her home in Silver City. She was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Shreveport. La., to Robert E. and Stella Eitel LaFitte. She was raised in Shreveport and Dallas. In 1950, she moved to El Paso, Texas where she married Leonard T. Bennett. She has resided in Grant County since 1965 and was a secretary. A graveside funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery with David Strain officiating. She is survived by a son, Charles E. Bennett of Mimbres; two daughters, Susan Bennett Montoya and her husband, Ronald, of Mimbres and Joycelyn Bartlett of Silver City; and seven grandchildren, Shawna Bennett of Silver City, Barbara Bennett of Phoenix, Shayne Montoya and Susan D. Montoya of Mimbres, Lake Bennett of Silver City, and Kristen and Michael Bartlett of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Bennett, in 1992 and a grandson, Rusty C. Montoya, in 1997. Casket bearers will be Jake Bennett, Shayne Montoya, Richard Grabbe and Michael Bartlett. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BENNETT: Funeral services for Clyde T. Bennett, 60, were held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Harold Johnson officiating. Bennett, prominent local attorney succumbed Sunday at Hillcrest General hospital. He was a veteran of the First World War and was former commander of the local American Legion post. He had been named county Democratic chairman last year. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Florence Bennett, city; two daughters, Mrs. Phil Click, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Frances Bennett, Los Angeles; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Bennett, Oklahoma City; three brothers and four sisters.
Interment was held at the Masonic cemetery with Silver City Lodge No. 8, AF and AM conducting graveside services.


BENNETT: Visitation for Irene B. Bennett, 89, formerly of Deming will be from. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the same place. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Bennett died Wednesday at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her sons, Leroy, Johnny and Charles Bennett, all of Deming, Billy Bennett of Great Falls, Mont, Bobby Bennett of Melrose, Kenneth Bennett of Arizona City, Ariz., Harold Bennett of Albany, Ore.; daughters, Bosetta Pruitt of Santa Bosa, DeVeri Murray of Prescott, Ariz.; brother, Oliver Russell of Okla.; sister, Neva Avent of Clovis; 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grand-children and eight great-great-grandchildren.


BENNETT: Joseph F. "Jody" Bennett IV passed away Friday, Jan. 8, at his Mimbres home. He was the, son of J.F. and Leona Bennett, pioneer ranchers and farmers in southwestern New Mexico. Mr. Bennett was born in El Paso, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1923. He was a retired rancher and served in World War II in the Navy He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Leonard. Surviving are his nephew, Chuck Bennett of Mimbres, and two nieces, Susan Montoya of Mimbres and Joyce Bartlett of Silver City. Also surviving are several grandnephews and grandnieces, and a cousin. A family memorial will be held at a later date.


BENNETT: Mrs. Mary Griswold Bennett 62, wife of Ernest F. Bennett, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday at the family home north of Silver City, following a long illness. Born in Middletown, Conn. Mrs. Bennett had resided in Silver City for 41 years, and had a wide circle of devoted friends. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, where funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning, the Rev.David Holt officiating. Interment will be in the Silver City cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary. Serving as pallbearers will be Carl Dunifion, John H. Scholl, James Fleming, Robert Kirchman, John Emerick and Robert Judge. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mary G.Strickfadden, Los Alamos, N.M. a sister, Mrs. Harriett G. Royball, of San Carlos, Calif. and a grandson Jerry Strickfadden The daughter was called here by her mother illness.


BENNETT: Mrs. C.A. Bennett, former long time resident of Silver City passed away August 17 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jess Bailey of Sun City, Arizona. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 19th at 11 a.m. at the Golden Chimes Chapel Sun City. Burial will follow later in Springfield, Mo.


BENNETT; David Eugene Bennett, 30, died Thursday evening in a one vehicle accident on Highway 180 east between Bayard and Hurley. He was an employee of Farmers Inc. in Deming and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Silver City. Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Susan Bennett of Silver City, three daughters, Angie, Tiffany, and Lisa Bennett, all of Silver City, his parents, Dolores Goe of Las Vegas, Nev., and Herb Bennett of Chula Vista, Calif, two brothers, Gerry and Tim Bennett of San Diego, CA. Funeral Services were held on Monday at the First Assembly of God Church in Silver City, with Reverend Terry Paschall officiating. Interment followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by the American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Mr. Bennett will lie in state at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Ponce, Robert Lopez, Matt Ormand, Gerry Bennett, Tim Bennett, Steve Ainsworth. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Cox, Paul Duncan, Manny Castro, Robert Everett, Lawrence Turrieta, Marshal Steele, Paul Maxwell, Armando Lucero, Gilbert Martinez, Bobby Salaiz, Larry Lopez, Louis Montenegro, Louie Montenegro, and Lawrene Montenegro. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BENNETT: Ernest Bennett, 84, a retired automobile dealer and garage operator died April 17 at Hillcrest General Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Ft. Reise, Kansas and had resided in Silver City since 1908. Mr. Bennett was a stage driver on the Silver City Mogollon route, a well-known cross-country race driver and owner and pilot of one of the first airplanes in Silver City. He was a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church and the Elks Lodge NO. 413. Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife a number of years ago. Immediate survivors include his daughter Mr. Mary Strickfaden of Los Alamos; a grandchild; and a brother, Howard of Oakland, Calif. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary with the Rev. Clifton Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Interment followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery with members of the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 conducting graveside services.


BENNETT, Florence A. 90 died June 24 in Las Cruces. She had been a resident of Silver City Since 1934, and had served as Grant County Clerk. As a member of the First Baptist Church in Silver City, she served as secretary. Mrs. Bennett was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters; of the American Revolution and The Town and Country Garden Club. Survivors include two daughters. Frances Stevens of Las Cruces and Dorothy Click of Pasadena, Cal., and grandchildren. Service were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Don Wiley officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the First Baptist Church of Silver City or the Heart Association. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BENNETT: Gladys Day Bennett, 84, of Pinos Altos died Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1911, in Corona, N.M., and resided in Grant County most of her life. Mrs. Bennett was a schoolteacher earlier in life and later chose to be a homemaker. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and no services are planned. Survivors include her husband, Thomas K. Bennett of Pinos Altos; a son, Duane C. Jackson, and his wife, Jo, of Albuquerque; and a grandchild. Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents, Hallway and Sudie Hall Herring. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BENNETT: Leonard Thomas Bennett, 67, of Silver City died Saturday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Nov. 5, 1924, in El Paso, Texas, and had been a longtime Grant County resident. Mr. Bennett was an ironworker and a member of International Brotherhood of Ironworkers Local No. 75 in Phoenix. He was also a member of the Aztec Masonic Lodge in Las Cruces and was a pilot for many years. He dearly loved flying. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. As was his request, cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and no services are planned. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie J. Bennett of Silver City; a son, C.E. "Chuck" Bennett of Silver City; two daughters, Susan Montoya of Mimbres and Joycelyn B. Hicks of Silver City; a brother, Joseph F. "Jody" Bennett of Las Cruces; and eight grandchildren, Barbara and Shawna Bennett of Phoenix, Shayne, Russell Christopher and Susan Deanna Montoya of Mimbres, Jake Bennett of Silver City, and Michael and Kristen Bartlett, also of Silver City. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph F. Bennett Sr. in 1969 and Leone F. Bennett in 1973. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.
Bennett: Noble Bennett, 81, died Sunday in Silver City. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church; was a veteran of World War II; worked as a coal miner for 30 years; and then became a nurse and worked until his retirement. He is survived by one son, James Bennett and his wife, Martha, of Silver City; four grandchildren. visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday in Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Bennett: Thomas K. Bennett, 81, a resident of Silver City, died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 19, 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas. He came to Grant County in 1940 to wok as a welder with Kennecott Copper Corp. At the start of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and served until the conclusion of the war, returning to Silver City and his work. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 40 years. He is survived by his son, D.C.Jackson, and his wife, Jo of Albuquerque; his nieces, Janice Ossa, Vicky Oneto and Gail Williams; and a granddaughter, Jolene Wimsatt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys D. Bennett, in July. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at eleven Thursday morning in the Rose Garden at Memory Lane Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.
Bennett; Violet Gertrude Bennett, 70, Deming resident, died at her home March 5. She was born Dec. 1, 1913 in Smithville, West Virginia and was a presser in dry cleaning. Mrs. Bennett is survived by two sons, Bruce Bennett of Port Orchard, Wn. and Keith Bennett of Norfolk, Virg., one daughter, Patricia Kelly of Alexander, Virg. and one grandchild. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BENSON: Delbert Benson, 80, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, March 3, at his residence. Cremation has taken place with Bright Funeral Home. Private memorial services will be conducted Memorial Day weekend in Wieser, Idaho. Mr. Benson was born May 15, 1918, in Trenton, Utah, the son of Clarence Yappa Benson and Nettie Byrd. He married Anna Whitfield on Aug. 3, 1981, in Atwater, Calif. Mr. Benson is survived by his wife; one son, Lydon Benson of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Helen | Dewey of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Mark Benson and Carrie Benson, both of Oregon; five great-granddaughters; a stepdaughter Joy Whitfield of Tucson, Ariz.; one step-grandchild; one step-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Vadus Widner and Beulah Husk; four brothers, Bill Benson, Louis Benson, Junior Benson and Donald Benson; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Benson was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. He settled in Arizona in 1938 and lived in the Buckeye area, where he worked as a farm hand, cowboy and truck driver. In Mr. Benson's lifetime he helped rear 12 children, including his own two children. Mr. Benson retired from the farming industry in 1993 at age 75, at which time he moved to Silver City to escape the hot Arizona sun and enjoy his retirement years. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke and have fun. He was a very hard worker and a good friend to those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila Regional Hospice. Bright Funeral is in charge.


BENTFORD: John Bentford, a former resident of Grant County, died Feb. 5 In a Phoenix hospital Funeral services and burial took place in Phoenix. He was a brother of William Bentford of Sliver City.
Bentford: Steve Bentford, 93, died in a San Diego, Calif., hospital on Aug. 16. His wife, Fannie, preceded him in death in August 1983. He was born Nov. 8, 1896, in the Mimbres Valley. The two were former residents of Silver City. Survivors of Mr. Bentford include two brothers, Bill Bentford of Silver City and Alfredo Bentford of Victorville, Calif.; three great-nephews, William F. Grimes of San Bernardino, Calif., George R. King of Albuquerque and Jessie King of Silver City; a niece, Constance King of Silver City; one great-niece, Della Ann Ritter of San Francisco, Calif.; and 10 great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces. Graveside services were Monday, Aug. 21, at l p.m. in Lucerne Valley Memorial Park in Lucerne Valley, Calif. Pastor Richard J. Wertz officiated.


BENTFORD: William "Bill" Bentford, 88, a resident of Silver City, passed away at Gila Regional Medical Center Thursday. He was born Sept. 2, 1902, in Mimbres. He was a medical and surgical nursing assistant at Fort Bayard when it was a veteran’s hospital. He retired in 1961 after 27 years of civil service employment. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of American Legion Post No. 18, and a member of the Silver City Senior Citizens Center. He is survived by a daughter, Constance King of Silver City; four grandchildren, William Grimes of California, Jesse King of Utah, Della Ritter of California and George King of Albuquerque; 10 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Calling hours for Mr. Bentford will be from 10 a.m. until Noon Friday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis-Bright chapel and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BENTLEY: Anne D. Bentley, age 81, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, in Hillcrest Hospital. She was born January 14, 1900, in Thorpe Springs, Texas, the daughter of John L. and Henrietta E. Shirley Davidson, and resided in Silver City for the past 15 years. She attended the First Methodist Church of Silver City and was a member of the White Water Extension Club. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Randal Gose of Silver City and Mrs. Leonard Witcher of Artesia, N.M.; three sisters, Henrietta Sloan of Dallas, Texas, Evelyn Andrews of Calif., and Juanita White of Denton, Texas; two brothers, Henry Davidson of Calif., and Bill Davidson of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles F. Bentley in 1944. Friends called at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services were held under the direction of Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or a favorite charity. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

BENTLEY : Claudia Southwick Bentley, 33, a resident of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, July 4, in Silver City. She was a graduate of Silver High School and graduated from Oklahoma Tech University, Oklahoma City, in 1988. Ms Bentley owned and operated Sun Treat Beverages in Tucson. She is survived by her parents, Gene and Wilma Southwick of Silver City; one brother, Jeff Southwick and his wife, Mary Jane, of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Ellen Taylor and her husband, James, of Rogers, Ark., and Rebecca Peterson and her husband, Bill, of Scottsdale, Ariz., her paternal grandmother, Ann Millhouse and her husband, Bob, of Enid, Okla.; four nephews, Seth and Austin Reams of Oklahoma City, and Warren and Garrett Taylor of Rogers; two paternal aunts; seven maternal aunts; and two maternal uncles. Visitation will be today from 5-8p.m. in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m., also in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home, with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. E.J. Richmeyer will be officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Weldon Smith, Robert Hansen, Jim Lindsey, Robin Scott, John Scott and Jeff Smith. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.
BENTON: Services for William Henry Benton, 81, of Doming will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Baca's Funeral Chapels. Benton died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Martha Benton of Deming.


BENTON: Gilbert Hopkins Benton, a resident of Silver City, died at Tucson Medical Center on Wednesday. He was born at Sardinia, N.Y., on June 11, 1911. Mr. Benton served during World War II with an engineer combat group and most of his working life was spent in civil service. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Charlotte Black Benton; a son, Larry Benton, and his wife, Jean; three grandchi1dren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be private and interment will be in the Rose Garden at Memory Lane Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

BARENTINE: Funeral Services for Mrs. J. P. Barentine, Sr., who died here early Wednesday after an illness of several months, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Presbyterian Church in Reserve. Rev. Roger Sherman will conduct the services. Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


BERG: Charles Berg, 50, of Silver city passed away Tuesday at his home. Services are pending with Bright.


LARSON: Mrs. Hedwig Bërger has received word of the death of Ed Larson, 83, In Sacremento, Calif. The Larson’s were former residents of Georgetown and later owned the property presently owned by Mrs. J. J. Umacheid of Bayard. Larson is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louise Rhea, and a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Bock, both of Sacramento.


BERGER: George Berger, for many years a resident here, died suddenly Saturday evening at the veteran's hospital in Sawtelle, Calif., where he had gone for treatment. Mr. Berger suffered a sudden attack and died about one hour before the arrival of his daughter, Mrs. Hubert Cone, who left Silver City immediately upon getting the work of the serious illness. The deceased was born in Utica, N. Y. in 1878. A veteran of the Spanish American War he came to Fort Bayard as a patient several years ago and upon discharge form the hospital entered the employ of the laundry there as head checker. He later engaged in mining. Mr. Berger was a member of the Silver City Elks and Masonic Lodges herd. His last visit here after going to California was in September when he returned to visit his new grandchildren, the twin son and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Cone. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the military cemetery in Sawtelle. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Cone are the five Cone children, a sister, Mrs. Susan Voll of Sun Valley, Calif., and several brothers in Utica, N. Y.


BERGIN: Frank L. Bergin, a former resident of Central, died at the Fort Stockton hospital Tuesday, He was 82 and Was a carpenter and painter in this area for many years. He is survived by one daughter of Kansas City. Graveside services will be held at the Silver City cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 O’clock.


BERMUNDEZ: Beatrice Bermundez, 76, of Reserve passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1918, to Francisco and Antonia (Gamez) Bermundez in Mexico. She was a palm leaf craftswoman. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and taking care if her family. Mrs. Bermundez is survived by five sons, Olavo Silva and his wife, Esther, of Reserve, Philandro Silva and his wife, Angela, of Ponca City, Okla., and Sergio Silva and his wife, Lydia, and Oliverio Silva and his wife, Maria, all of Chihuahua, Mexico; two sisters, Aurora Bermundez and Tula Bermundez, both of Chihuahua; a brother, Manuel Bermundez of Chihuahua; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will take place this afternoon in Apache Creek Cemetery in Reserve with Pastor Keith Riddle officiating. Family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Service of Silver City to serve them.


BERNARD: Mrs. Sam Bernard, the last resident of the early day Kingston pioneers, died on April 1. The family had lived in Kingston since about 1888. Her husband was a charter member of the County's first Masonic Lodge which is still in existence at Hillsboro and known as Kingston Lodge A.F. & A.M. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church.


BERQUIST: Hilding A Berquist, 69, of Pinos Altos, a World War I veteran, died Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was born In Ironwood, Mich., but had lived In New Mexico for many years. Surviving is a son, Hilding A. Berquist, Jr. of San Diego, Calif. Funeral services were held at Fort Bayard chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. followed by burial in the cemetery there under direction of the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.


BERQUIST: Henry J. Berquist, 85, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Berquist was a life member of the American Legion and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans, prisoners of war group. He received the Purple Heart in World War II. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Leona Berquist of Silver City; a son James Berquist and his wife, Elaine, of Pasadena, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Eloise Volkert and her husband, Marvin of White Bear Lake, Minn.; and four sisters, Edna Beach of Alhambra, Calif., Loris Delano of Redding, Calif., Irene Sisesennop of Merrill, Wis., and Dorothy Smith, also of Merrill. Visitation for Mr. Berquist will be tonight from 6-8 in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m., also in the chapel of Curtis-Bright with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Roy Mueller, Phil Cook, William Roberts, Willard McGuire, Jim Ingram and Vic Moitoret. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BERREY:Mrs. Harriett Berrey, mother of Fred M. Berrey Silver City electrical contractor died last Friday. She was 77 years old and had lived at the Berrey home here for the past 10 years. The body was sent by the Cox Mortuary to Jonesboro ,Texas, where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the First Baptist Church followed by burial, Surviving besides the son, are two grandchildren.


BERREY: Funeral services were held Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Fred M. Berrey, 59, who suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday, April 1. The Rev. G.D. Brent of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiated and the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 officiated at graveside services in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Berrey had been a resident of Silver City for the past 33 years and was owner of the Berrey Electric at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flota Alma Berrey of Silver City; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Whitten of Killeen, Tex.; and two grandsons. Pallbearers were Fred Mrotzek, Carl Mrotzek, Harry McCauley, Montee Ray, Lewis Athey and Bob Hendrix.


BERRY: Funeral services were held for C. G. (Chick) Berry Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 at the Cox mortuary with Rev. David Holt officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery with the Santa Rita lodge in charge. Mr. Berry was called by death Saturday at the veterans Administration hospital in Ft. Bayard, where he had been a patient for about two weeks after a heart ailment, which was the cause of his sudden illness and death. Mr. Berry was a veteran of World War I. He came to Ft. Bayard as a patient in 1922 from Roswell. After recovering his health Mr. Berry followed the line of business in which he had an interested from early youth, automobiles. Previous to the establishment of his own business in 1934 with Huherl Robertson as his partner, he was employed as an
Automobile salesman. His activities and enthusiasm in business were with him until his final illness- Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Mrs. Orna Berry, a nephew. Eddie Berry, of Sikeston, Mo., a niece, Mary Alice Bell, Hoehenwold, Tenn., and a step-daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Colby, of Silver City. Mr. Eddie Berry and his wife arrived in
Silver City to attend the funeral services. Casket bearers were Howard Hamilton, Harold Pollock, Lonnie J. Morrison, Seth Larson, N. S. Clifton, and Melvin Porterfield. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Aithaus, Joe Burke, John Caillioux,, Clark Doherty,
Carl Dunifon, John Fleming, Robert Hamilton, John Harlan, William Hazen, Harry Ilickel, William Hurt, Kevin Keller. Jesse Little, Pat Murphy Fred Mrotzek, Fred Parrish, William Silsby, B. G. Smith, Bill Thompson, Joe Tipton, John Turner, James B. Turner and George Youngblood.

BERRY: David A. Berry, 40, a resident of Mangus Springs, passed away Thursday, July 1, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1959, in San Bernardino, Calif. Mr. Berry was self-employed as a building contractor. He loved his job and was building an old-time town in Gila for James Scarticini. Most of all, he loved, being with his family, and friends. A memorial service will be held Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels at 10 in the morning with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Berry of Mangus Springs; his grand father, Henry Morris of Elephant Butte; a brother, Steve Berry, and his wife, Deborah, of Silver City; a sister, Linda Larkins, and her husband, Carl, of New Orleans and a nephew, Preston Lee Larkins of New Orleans. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Don Berry, and a son, Justin Alien Berry. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BERRY: John Edward "Jack" Berry, 61, of Hurley died Monday, Feb. 7, at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1939, in Marquette, Mich., to John Albert and Melba Belts Berry. He was a 1957 graduate of Graveraet High School in Marquette. He was married to Jacque Beach on Sept. 3, 1960, at Kirkland Air Force Base. He enjoyed hunting quail, especially with his dog, Rosa. He also enjoyed fishing and camping, and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed amateur radio and was a woodworker. He liked to work with clocks and rocking horses. His favorite time was Christmas, when he was Santa to his grandchildren and friends' grandchildren. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the Gila Amateur Radio Society. Mr. Berry retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years, on -March 31, 1979. He was a ground and aerial photographer assigned to the commander in chief of the Pacific as the admiral's photographer. After retiring from the Navy, he was employed as a truck driver for Chino Mines and retired after 20 years, on July 1, 1999. Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Jacque, of the family home; and his children, John Kevin Steele and Skylar Cudmore of New Underwood, S.D., and Theresa Park of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by his mother, Melba P. Belts Berry of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his brother, James A. Berry, and wife, Kathy, of Marquette; and his sisters, Jeanette Vaughan of Marquette and Mary May of Kalamazoo. He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Marvin and Ruth Beach; his grandchildren, Kevin Steele, Skylar Cudmore, Mirrada Cudmore, Dayton Cudmore and Shelby Park; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Albert Berry, and his son-in-law, Thad Cudmore. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 in the morning Friday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Dan Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Middlebrook, Sr De Long, Ron Darnell, Bob Gray, Don Daily, Roy Bates, Timothy Bates, Aaron Bates, Jason Shaw, Don Oyler and Kevin Steele. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Gila Regional Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BERRY: Mrs. Juanita Mary Berry, 64, passed away Friday, July 22, in Hinesville, Ga. Mrs. Berry is survived by her husband Don A. Berry of Riceboro, Ga., three daughters. Miss Marline Berry; Miss Wanda Berry, both of Riceboro, Mrs. Virginia Ellis of Bakersfield, Calif., five sons, Mike Berry, Larry Berry, Charles Berry, all of Riceboro, Donald M. Berry of Silver City, Kenneth A. Berry of Houston, Texas, 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Lola Lee Burleson of Everett, Wash. and a brother, Buck Swinford of Kermit, Texas. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 28 at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church officiating.


BERRY: John W. Berry, well known rancher, cowboy, devout sheriff, jailer and colorful character of the Old West and New Mexico, died in a Del Rio, Tex. hospital on May 26. Funeral services were conducted by the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Del Rio. Internment was in Pearsall with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in charge of graveside rites. Mr. Berry worked for the AT & SF at their roundhouse shop in Deming and served as jailer and Deputy Sheriff and Clerk in the Treasurer's office of Hidalgo County at Lordsburg. Around 1910 he worked for T. C. McDermott at the famous Hot Springs and was in charge of cattle interests there. Mr. Berry is said to have run away from home when he was seven years old and riding into John Blockers Cow Camp at sunset, got his first job on the range. From then on he supported himself and his sister, Mollie Berry, later Mrs. Cal Speer. His "cow punching" took him to Mexico.


Berry: Donald Marvin Berry, 56, a resident of Silver City, died Saturday morning. He was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; two sons, David and his wife, Lori Nell, of Silver City, and Steve and his wife, Deborah, of Mangus; one daughter, Linda Reese and her husband, Rick, of Silver City; his father; three brothers; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Silver City athletics, or to a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BERTOLDO: Trinidad Rel Bertoldo, 77, a lifelong resident of Mesilla, entered eternal life Saturday, June 13, at her home. She was born May 29, 1921, in Tortugas to Carlos and Francisca Apodaca Rel. Mrs. Bertoldo, was a homemaker and a member of San Albino Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Joaquin Bertoldo of Brazito, and Joe and Freddy Bertoldo, both of Mesilla; one daughter, Frances Avalos of Mesilla; four sisters, Inez Sambrano and Elvira Trujillo, both of Las Cruces, Lupe Valles of Mesilla Park and Erlinda Padilla of Bayard; and two brothers, Ramon Rel of Las Cruces and Carlos Rel of Mississippi. Other survivors include 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jose Bertoldo, in 1980, and a son, Jesus Bertoldo, in 1979. Mrs. Bertoldo will repose in the West Chapel of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces, today beginning at 5pm. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in San Albino Catholic Church, on the corner of Principal and Santiago streets in Mesilla, with the Rev. Conrad Pytlik officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow in the San Albino Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be John Escobedo, Freddy Bertoldo Jr., Joaquin Bertoldo Jr., Bobby Bertoldo, Oscar Bertoldo and Francisco Ronquillo. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.


BERVER: Don Anthony Berver, 39, of Clifton, Ariz., passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center after a long struggle with cancer. He was born Feb. 9, 1957, in Denver. He grew up in Clifton and Tyrone. He was a 1977 graduate of Silver High School and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 522nd Combat Engineers. He was employed by Phelps Dodge Corp. at Morenci. Mr. Berver is survived by his wife, Cindy, and three children, Teresa, Richard and Mary. He is also survived by his parents, Ruff and Pauline of Silver City and two brothers, Greg of Oakland, Calif., and Paul of Las Cruces. Services were to be held at the Silver City Church of Christ, 323 W. 12th St., today at 2 p.m. Interment was to be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion. Disabled Americans Veterans Chapter I, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. In lieu of flowers contributions to help the needy may he mailed to Cindy Berver. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BESSE: J. R. Besse was advised the past week of the death of his brother, Rene Besse, 75, at his home in Brighton, Colo. The late Mr. Besse had many friends in, Silver City as he had visited here numerous times in recent years. He was residing in Silver City’ with his wife in 1941 while their sons, Jack and Gale, were attending State Teachers College. When World War II was declared, the boys entered the military service and then Mr. and Mrs. Besse left Silver City. Besides the brother here, Mr. Besse is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doria Besse, two sons and eight grandchildren.

BESSE: J. R. Besse, widely known educator, died at his home Monday afternoon following a brief illness. He was associate professor of French and Drama at New Mexico State Teachers' College, which he joined in 1925, and retired June 1, 1946. Born in Crookston, Minn., April 6, 1884, he devoted his adult life to the profession of teaching and had a commendable record. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from New Mexico State Teachers College in 1925. Thereafter he took graduate work at Sanford University in California and Northwestern University in Illinois. He also was a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the Navy in World War I. "Cap" Besse came to Silver City in 1924 and taught in Silver High School until 1928, and thereafter joined the faculty at the college, sponsoring the Blue Key. He was a charter member of Sigma Chi Fraternity at University of North Dakota, of which he was a 59-year member; a charter member of the Silver City Lions Club and a member of the Rotary Club, the American Legion and the First Methodist Church. In 1952, the five remaining graduates of the 1909 class at the Coast Guard Academy began holding reunions in Silver City, which were hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Besse. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Lennie Merle Besse of Silver City; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Bradley of Iowa; a grandson; two nephews, Jack Besse of Orlando, Fla., and Gale Besse of San Mateo, Calif. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Interment was in the mausoleum in the Masonic Cemetery. Conducting the services was the Rev. James G. Wayne of the First Methodist Church. Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Brancheau, Dr. Arthur Bach, Jesse Bingaman, Dr. Leon Bower, John Harlan and Harlan Bower.


BEST: Funeral services were held last Monday for Melvin Earl Best, who in his home on Little Walnut Road last Thursday. He was 41. Mr. Best is a native of Joplin, Mo., and until he became ill recently, he had been a metal miner. Survivors include his wife Nadine: three sons, Melvin Wayne of Ft. Riley, Kans., and Johnny and Teddy Best of Silver City; two daughters, Melvadean and Patty Ann, Silver City; his father, John
Best, Joplin; his mother, Mrs. Emma Best, Duncan, Ariz.; and a brother, Clyde Best, Silver City.


BETANCOURT: Mrs. Juana V. Betancourt, 65, died Monday night at her home in Bayard. She is survived by three sons, Pablo, Martin and Andreas and two daughters, Mrs. Josefa Duran and Mrs. Soledad Gomez, also by 34 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services are in charge of the Cox Mortuary. Rosary will be held at the home of a son, Pedro Betancourt, in Fierro, followed by mass and burial in the Fierro cemetery.


BETTS: Miss Shela Betts, former resident of Sliver City, died last Thursday at the home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Wendell E. Betts in El Paso. She was a member the North Loop Church of Christ and a junior student In Ysleta High School, member of the school band and the Ysleta Tri-Hi-Y. Besides her parents, survivors are two sisters, Mrs. John D. Williams, Grant Park, Ill.; Kathleen Bets, El Paso; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sid Coker, Tucson, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J T Betts, Silver City. Funeral services were held Saturday In the North Loop Church, followed by burial In Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso.


BETTS: Mrs. Zola R Betts, 76 passed away April 22, at Batsan Hospital is Albuquerque. Mrs. Betts was preceded in death by her husband, Oyde L Betts In 1974. She was a native of Miller Grove, Tenn. and had resided in Silver City since 1945. Mrs. Betts was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 3, delta Kappa gamma and the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by a stepson, Clyde L Betts of Centralia Wash, three sisters, Mrs. Lena Mae Freelove of Lejara NM, Mrs. Patricia Ruth Carr of Channing Tea and Mrs. Naomi Rachel Branom of Cumby Tex and two brothers, Osro W Randell Jr of Albuquerque and George Tucker Randell of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver city, Monday April 25 with Rev Eugene Bjork officiating. Internment was followed in the Masonic cemetery.


BETTS: Funeral services for Clyde L. Betts, 74, who died Monday, June 3, were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, Thursday, June 6, a Christian Science Reader officiated. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Mr. Betts is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zola Betts, of Silver City, one son, Clyde L. Betts, Jr., of Centralia, Wash. and three grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fannie May Johnson of Ft. Worth, TX., and Mrs. Mildred Knapp of Arlington, TX., and one brother, Bailey Betts of Albuquerque. Pallbearers were Walter Wilson, Maurice Conner, Richard Johnson, Ray Burchfield, Frank Parrish and Neil Parrish.


BETTS: Mrs. Mattie S. Betts, 84, mother of Clyde Betts, died in Fort Worth, Texas on March first. Mr. Betts, who is employed in Albuquerque, flew to Fort Worth to attend the funeral services, which were held March 3.


BETTS: Nell E. Betts, 89, died Sunday in Silver City. She was born in Riverside, Ala. and was a resident of Silver City for 63 years. She was a member of the 12th and West Street Church of Christ and the Silver City Senior Citizens. Mrs. Betts is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Smith of Wasco, Ore., Mrs. Mary G. Wiseman of Silver City and Mrs. Pauline Herring of Edgewood, N.M.; four sons, James O. Betts of Phoenix, Wendell E. Betts of El Paso, Robert D. Betts of Tucson and Norman C. Betts of Bosque Farms, N.M.; one brother, Leonard E. Mitchell of Pinos Altos; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse T. Betts in 1977. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Mr. Jack Finley Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, John Herring, Rick Wiseman, Jim Wiseman, Roby Betts, Lanny Betts and Alan Wiseman. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BETTS: Wendell E. Betts, 76, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday in El Paso, Texas. He had been a resident of El Paso since 1949. Mr. Betts was a veteran of World War II and was a retired accountant with White Sands Missile Range. Survivors include his wife, Blanche C. Betts; two daughters, Melody Betts Williams and her husband, John, and Kathlyn Betts Roth and her husband, Alan; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers; and three sisters. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today at Hillcrest Funeral Home in El Paso. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Military personnel will serve as pallbearers. Military honors will be accorded.


BEVEL: William Roy Bevel, 37, died last Friday at his home after a long illness. He had lived here for the past 19 years and was an employee of the city.He is survived by his wife, Mildred, three sons, William Roy, Jr., John Henry and. Lewis; two daughters, Lucy Maybelle Bevel and Mrs. Robert H. Marshall; one grandchild, Bobby. Jr.; his mother Mrs. J. W. Bevel of Yreka, Calif.; four brothers, Frank of Pueblo, Colo., Alfred of Brandsbourgh, Tex., James of Yreka, Calif., and Wiley of Klamath Falls, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Stockard of Athens, Tex., Mrs. Frank Trammel of Kirkland, Ariz., and Miss Dorothy Bevel of Carlsbad. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Cox Mortuary Chapel, John Ausland of the Jehovah Witnesses officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.


BEVEL: William Roy Bevel Jr., 45, passed away Wednesday night in Silver City. He was born Nov. 26, 1940 in Silver City to William Roy Bevel Sr. and Mildred M. Bevel. He was a lifelong resident of Silver City. He was employed by Cooper Enterprises for the last eight years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and all the outdoors. He was a member of the Silver City Moose Lodge No. 1718. He was preceded in death by his father, William Roy Bevel Sr., in 1954; by a sister in 1941; and by his grandmother, Anna Mae Lewis, in 1981. He is survived by his daughter, Senora M. Bevel; his son, William Roy (Billy) Bevel; and their mother, Betty Bevel, all of Bayard; his mother, Mildred M. Bevel of Silver City; two brothers, John H. Bevel and family of Arenas Valley and Luther Lewis and family of Silver City; two sisters, Lucy Waldron and family of Arenas Valley and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Emma) Diaz and family of North Hurley; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many good and close friends. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Memory Lane Cemetery with Jim Green of Jal officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Huff, Bob Cooper, Duke Cooper, Jerry Nelson, Jimmy Munoz, Jim McClain and Dave Millard. Honorary pallbearers will be all his friends and fellow members of the Silver City Moose Lodge No. 1718. Arrangements are through the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BEVERIDGE: Wilson M. Beveridge, 61, widely known Forest Service official, died the past week In Sun City, Arizona. In 1947-49 he was a member of the Gila National Forest staff.


BIANCO: The Rev. "Boniface" Bianco, former pastor of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, passed away July 20 in Trinidad, Colo. The Rev. Bianco celebrated his first Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad on June 1, 1947. His first missionary assignment was in Douglas, Wyo followed by assignments to Glenrock, Wheatland, & Hartsville Wyo. Because he had a degree in romance languages, he was sent to the southwest to work with Indians. For a time, he served in the El Paso Diocese, obtaining a master's degree in sociology and being assigned as chaplain at the federal corrections institution at La Tuna, Texas. He was then assigned as pastor of the Infant Jesus Parish in Hurley, where he served until heart trouble forced him to retire and return to Colorado where he had family. In September 1966, while attending a funeral in Guernsey, Wyo., he was asked by the bishop to serve there for one month. He remained in Wyoming until his second retirement five years ago. But the Rev. Bianco, who was having much trouble with his sight, stayed active by ministering to the sick and elderly at the Trinidad State Nursing home, where he celebrated daily Mass. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree. The funeral was held July 25 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment with rite of committal followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make contributions to the Trinidad Catholic Schools. Arrangements were under the direction of the Comi Funeral home.


BIBLE: Arthur J. Bible, 58, who was born in Silver City and for many years was employed in the Hurley Stores, died last Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Center, Ft. Whipple, Arizona. In recent years he had resided in Las Vegas, Nevada. The deceased was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. He was well known in musical circles of this community as a member and director of an orchestra for some years and gave liberally of his time to benefit shows and annual drives for the March of Dimes, the Red Cross and other organizations. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Amelia Bible, and a brother. Robert Bible, both of Las Vegas. Funeral services were held at as Vegas Saturday at St Anne’s Catholic Church, followed by burial.


BIBLE: Mrs. Gweneth Bible, 52, of Hurley, passed away last Thursday following a brief illness. She was a lifetime resident of Grant County and for many years active in musical and social circles. She was the daughter of Hugh Gilbert, pioneer Silver City contractor, who died last July. For many years she made her home in Hurley where her husband, Arthur Bible, has been a member of the staff of the Santa Rita Store Co. A private family mass was held Saturday morning at the Holy Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Interment took place in the Silver City cemetery, Directed by the Cox Mortuary. Besides her husband she is survived by a brother, Hugh Gilbert, Pueblo, Colo., who with Mrs. Gilbert, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bible, Las Vegas, Nev., attended the funeral.


BIBLE: Word has just been received here of the death of Robert Bible, 76, of 310 Bonneville st., Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 6,1971. Mr. Bible was born Dec. 31, 1895, at Colorado Springs, Colo., and came to Silver City when he was a small boy. He lived in Hanover where his father the late J.W. Bible, was engaged in the mining business. Later he moved to Silver City where he attended the grade and high schools there. He later went to Notre Dam University. After serving in World War I, he returned to Silver City and was employed by the late Josh Brent of the Silver City Beer and Ice Company. He net and married the daughter of the late Mary Ward, in Silver City. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; a daughter, Irene George and two grandchildren, Lanell and Bob George, all of Las Vegas. A Requiem Mass was said at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Monsignor Collins officiating on Saturday, October 9. Interment followed in Memory Gardens under the direction of the Bunker Brothers Mortuary.

BIEBELLE: Mrs. Mabel King Biebelle, 74, San Lorenzo, long time resident of the Upper Mimbres Valley, passed away Monday following an extended illness. She was the wife of Walter Biebelle Sr., pioneer rancher of Grant County where the family located in 1919. Mrs. Biebelle was a life long member of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard of Silver City and had a wide circle of friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Mahoney Funeral home in Deming. Conducting the rites was the Rev. C M Henderson. Burial took place in Mountain View cemetery. Surviving are her husband and two sons Walter R Biebelle, Jr., and Marcel Biebelle."

BIEBELLE: Walter Risdon Biebelle Sr, pioneer Mimbres rancher who died Saturday morning in an El Paso hospital was buried Tuesday at the Mahoney Funeral home in Deming at 2pm with graveside services following. The Rev Clifton Henderson of the Church of the Good Shepard officiated. Mr. Biebelle was born in Belleville, Ill Oct 10, 1887, completed his high school education there and attended the University of Ill. As a young man he served with the American consulate in Honduras. In 1913 he came to the Mimbres river valley where he homesteaded and ranched until his death. On June 28, 1919 he was married in Williams, AZ to Miss Mable King a former classmate who preceded him in death in 1961. He is survived by two sons, Walter Risdon Biebelle Jr and Marcel Biebelle; one brother C E Biebelle of Belleville, Ill and five grandchildren, Mrs. Margaret Ann Bucher of Las Cruces; Mrs. Mary Louise Boldra, Indianapolis Ind.; Walter Biebelle III, San Lorenzo, Miss Marlene Fay Biebelle, San Lorenzo and Randel Edward Biebelle, San Lorenzo. Mr. Biebelle was a member of the Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Episcopal Church and of the New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association. Pallbearers were Forrest Delk, Walter Hamilton, Robert L Kimmerick, James L Smith, Davis Giraud and Roque Dominquez.


BIERNER: Joe M. Bierner, 80, of Silver City passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bierner was born March 19, 1912, in San Marcial, N.M., to Henry and Mary [Hill] Bierner. He had resided in Silver City for the past 15 years, and was a retired rancher. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joe A. and Ernestina Bierner of Silver City; a daughter, Edwina Taylor of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Augustin Bierner of California; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Monticello Cemetery in Truth or Consequences. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home this evening at 7 for the reciting of the rosary by Deacon Johnnie Perez. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BIGBIE: Maud A. Bigbie was born March 10, 1925, at Brownfield, Texas, to Henry Clay and Laura Maud Zorns. She passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She attended and graduated from high schools in Meadow, Texas, and later she attended Texas Technological College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics in 1945. She taught home economics at Meadow for nine years. She retired in the fall of 1954 and married Harold Allen Bigbie on Thanksgiving Day in 1954. Harold Allen Bigbie Jr. was born in December 1955. She continued homemaking for the family in many Texas locations before the family settled in Camarillo, Calif., in 1964. Mrs. Bigbie was active in the Camarillo Friends of the Library during the 1970s and 1980s. After retirement, she and her husband relocated to Silver City in the summer of 1990. She continued to reside in Silver City until her death. She is survived by her husband, Harold; her son, Harold Bigbie Jr.; two brothers, James Franklin Zorns of Friona, Texas, and Henry Clay Zorns Jr.of Lubbock, Texas; and her godson. Doyle Jacob Lewis of Longmont Colo. Visitation was held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel Tuesday evening from 5-7. Funeral services were to be held at the
Curtis Bright Funeral Home chapel this afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Ray Keene officiating. Burial was to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Hector De Los Santos, Odell Fortenberry,
Maurice Aragon and Samuel Corral. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BIGGS: Charles Roscoe Biggs died in his home, July 10, at the age of 71. He first came to Grant County in 1914, from Oswego, Kans., and worked with the Ford Agency here. His funeral was held July 12 at 11 o’clock with the Rev.Harold E. Johnson of Santa Rita, officiating. Burial was under the direction of Cox Mortuary. He was buried In the Silver City Cemetery. Mrs. Minnie D. Biggs, wife of the deceased, died Dec. 9, 1946. Mr. Biggs is survived by his son, Charles Robert Biggs; Ms daughter, Roberta B. Ramsey and a granddaughter, Patricia Ann Briscoe.


BIGGS: Elizabeth W. Biggs, 60, died Friday in Gila Region Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Grant County. More Popularly known as Betty, or Bee Gee, she was born in Silver City, reared in Hurley, and graduated as a salutatorian at Hurley High School in 1944. She attended New Mexico State Teachers College (WNMU), graduating in 1948 with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education She was chosen a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (1948) and Most Popular Girl ( 1946 and 1948)which were a few of her many accomplishments while attending college. She was secretary to the manager at the Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital.


BIGGS: Owing an illness of several months. Mrs. Minnie Mae Biggs, wife of Charles R. Biggs, passed away Monday night at 7:30 o’clock at the family home on North Arizona St. Born May 13, 1885,in Oswego, Kan., Mrs. Biggs came to Silver City In 1914. She was married here July 13, 1914, the, day following her arrival. Besides her husband Mrs. Biggs is survived by a daughter Mrs. Roberta Biggs Briscoe, supervisor of music In the Silver City public schools: a son, Charles Jr on the staff of the American National Bank, a granddaughter, Patricia Briscoe: two brothers, Delbert Dugan and Samuel Dugan, Dallas, Texas, and two sisters, Miss Ida Dugan, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Lottie Breese, Red Oaks, A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Biggs had a wide circle of friends who mourn her death and sympathize with the family In their bereavement. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 this afternoon at
the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. B. M. Dennis, pastor of the Methodist church. Pallbearers will be Harry Bassett, William R. Moore, Tom Holman, Carl P. Dunifon Lee Herdman, H. R. Brownlee.
Arriving today to attend the funeral were the two brothers and two sisters.


BIGGS: Charles Robert Biggs. 76, of Silver City lied Friday at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1920 in Silver City, the son of Charles Roscoe and Minnie Mae Dugan Biggs. He was a lifelong resident of Silver City and a member of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, United Methodist Church and Westerners. Funeral services will begin at 10 am Monday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with visitation beginning at 9. Internment will he at Memory Lane Cemetery with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Gwen Biggs, in March 1986. Mr.
Biggs is survived by a daughter, Susan Maly, and her husband, Richard, of Eugene, Ore.; his grandchildren, Gregory and Heidi; a sister, Roberta B. Ramsey of Silver City: and his nieces and nephews, Patricia, Steve, Chrystal, Aririando and Adrian. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila Regional Hospital. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lords-burg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BILBREY: Funeral services for Mrs. Lutie Price Bilbrey, 86, were held Jan 27 in the First Baptist church at Lovington N. M. Rev Leroy Burrows, Baptist minister a personal friend of members of the family, from Bledsoe, TX, officiated. Burial was in the Old-Timer’s section of the Lovington cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons from the different families: Walter Anderson, Kenneth Bilbrey, Milton Bilbrey, Bill Hill, Bill Leonard and James Richardson. Mrs. Bilbrey was born September 25, 1875, in Lawrence County. Arkansas. She died unexpectedly February 24th, at her home in Lovington while her husband, Will, who is 92, is a patient in Lea General Hospital in Hobbs, suffering from a broken hip. The deceased and William R. Bilbrey had been married 71, years on January 14. They had been honored at the Open Range Cowboys Reunion and Old Timers’ Association as the couple being married the longest in Lea County as well as the oldest couple in age. They have lived in what is now Lea County for 15 years. They were ranchers and Mr. Bilbrey was a deputy in Carlsbad while New Mexico was still a territory. He was the second elected sheriff of Lea County. Before this time Bilbrey was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association when members were urgently needed. Mrs. Bilbrey’s survivors include her husband, three sons, Marion Bilbrey of Bledsoe, Texas; Wayman Bilbrey and Wilson Bilbrey of Crossroads: five daughters, Mrs. Samantha Anderson, Cross
Roads; Mrs. Mae Denny, Jal; Mrs. Bob Leonard, Silver City; Mrs. Lillie Kelly, Hurley, and Miss Jane Bilbrey at their home In Lovington; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Baker of Lubbock, Texas; 24 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.


BILLINGS: Andrew Billings, 83, pioneer of Deming, died Monday. He was the father of Henry Billings, of Hurley. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Maude Billings; his son, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Deming Wednesday, burial following in Mountain View Cemetery.


BILLINGS: Doc Billings, 81, a resident of Central since 1912, died .May 24 in the Fort McKenzie Veterans Hospital at Sheridan, Wyoming. Born in 1878 in New Life, North Carolina, Mr. Billings spent most of his adult life in New Mexico. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Billings, Central; a. daughter, Mrs. Samuel V. Conder, two sons, Frank Billings, Bayard and Henry Billings, Santa Rita, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be’ held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fort Bayard chapel. Interment will take place in the Fort Bayard cemetery, with full military honors accorded at the graveside.


BILLINGS: Doris Hale Billings died in Phoenix July 1 after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1912 at Apache, Ariz. To pioneer parents Lula J and Henry L Hale who came from Texas in 1909. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Paul C Billings Sr. He had worked for Phelps dodge corp. for 30 years and was general foreman at Douglas Ariz. Doris is survived by two children, Paul C Billings Jr and Dana Peeks, both of Phoenix; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Larman of Hurley and Georgia Chastain of Houston; two brothers, Henry Hale of Silver City and Raymond Hale of Fort Stockton, TX. Services were held at the Christian church July 19 with burial following in the Calvary cemetery in Douglas. Pallbearers were Kenneth Peek, Carlos Rochin, Tracy Rapier and Michael Carragher.


BILLINGS: Mrs. Edith Lusk was advised over this weekend of the death in Joplin, Mo., of her brother, Earl K. Billings, a veteran of World War I. Burial took place in the National cemetery at Fort Scott, Kansas, with military graveside honors. The deceased served overseas in the U. S. Army Engineers with the rank of lieutenant. He was
a civil engineer and following the war was employed by the State Highway Department of Missouri as an engineer, until ill health forced his retirement. Besides his sister, survivors are two brothers; Tern W. Billings, Pittsburg, Kansas, and James H. Billings, Mountain Home, Idaho.


BILLINGS: Henry Billings, 82, entered life eternal Monday, Nov. 16, at Horizon Southwest. He was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Grant County to the late James Rowan and Delia Pinson Billings. He served his country in World War II as a machinist first class in the Navy Seabees from 1942 to 1945. Mr. Billings was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp., Chino Mines Division, for 43 years, retiring in 1981 as pit superintendent. During his employment, he received the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Certificate of Honor for 40 years of service without an accident. He was an active member of Silver City’s First Presbyterian Church, where he also served as elder for six years, as well as participated in many other projects. He was a former member of the American Institute of Mining and Engineering and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Billings is survived by his wife of 48 years, Christene; three sons, James T, Billings of Yerevan, Armenia, and Harold J Billings, both of Silver City; four grandchildren, Holly Arafat of Silver City, Kristen Billings of Asencion, Paraguay, David Billings of Las Vegas, Nev., and Zachary Billings of Silver City; and two great-grand-sons, Adam Billings of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ziad Arafat of Silver City. He was lovingly known to his grandchildren as “Boompa.” He is also survived by an aunt, Virgie Vanhoose of Eagle-town, Okla.; a brother, Frank E. Billings of Bayard; and a j r sister, Mamie Conder of Santa Clara. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5-7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. A memorial service I will be held Friday morning at 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., followed by a reception. A private interment will be held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will, be Claude Smith III, Larry Himes, Jeff Bryan, Neil Parrish, Khaled Arafat, Jim Billings and David Billings. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Committee, or to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico Alzheimer’s Foundation. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

BILLINGS: Ju1ia Darlene McMillen Billings entered into the joy of her Lord, and into life eternal Monday, Jan. 12, in an auto accident near Tyrone. She was born March 6, 1941, in Silver City to Bill and Pauline McMillen near the, family ranch near Mangus. She grew up on the Mangus ranch, the fifth generation of her family to do this. She was married June 5, 1959, to Gerry Billings at her parents’ home in the Mangus Valley, and they were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was active in 4-H as a youth and served later as a 4-H leader, and also as a leader in the Boy Scouts organization and in Rainbow for Girls. She was a Grant County rodeo queen, and a graduate of Western High School in 1959. She always enjoyed riding and working on the ranch with family members of all ages. She also enjoyed gardening, family history work and numerous other activities. It was quality family activities that were the source of her true happiness. She spent a great amount of thought and time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She was an active, longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was serving as president of the White Signal Community Association and was always a good friend and neighbor. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City with Bishop Thomas Shelley conducting and Bishop Gary Stailey presiding. Burial will follow at the family cemetery in White Signal. Pallbearers will be Billy, Wayne and Chris Billings, Allie Valenzuela, Tom Turner and Jerry McDonald. Honorary bearers are her many friends and neighbors. She is survived by her eternal companion, Gerry Billings; her parents, Bill and Pauline McMillen; her children, Judy Billings, and Billy Billings and his wife, Rhonda, all of Silver City, and Allie Valenzuela and his wife, Lara, of Provo, Utah and her grandchildren, Wayne, Chris, and Eliana and Alexander Valenzuela of, Provo. She was a dedicated wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She held her family together in this life and she will be sorely missed by those left behind. “Her children arise up and call her blessed for her price is far, above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10,28. In lieu of flowers, donations in, her memory may be made to the LDS. Family History Center. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BILLINGS: Donald Harold Billings, 52, a resident of Silver City for 20 years, suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday, July 7. He was widely known as a Soil Conservation Service engineer in which position he achieved an outstanding record. He was well known for his work in conservation and his hobbies were hunting and fishing. Mr. Billings was born December 4, 1913, in Tripp County, South Dakota. At the age of seven years, with tag tied to his lapel, with directions of his destination, he left the care of his grandparents and traveled by train with his younger sister to Albuquerque, to join his parents and another sister, who had moved there for the mother's health. His early education was in the Albuquerque Public Schools, where he graduated from High School, and lettered in football and track, and rated high in athletics. He became a member of the 111th Cavalry, New Mexico National Guard, in which he served as a first sergeant. In 1935, he married Mildred E. Neel. Two sons, Roland L. and Gerald M. were born in Albuquerque and a daughter, Diane Fleming, was born in Silver City. At that time he was employed by the U. S. Forest Service and was detailed on a war-mapping project on the West Coast of the United States during World War II. Later he transferred to the U. S. Grazing Service and was stationed at Magdalena for a short period. Thereafter he transferred to the Soil Conservation Service. Survivors are his widow, two sons and a daughter, six grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Rose, Mrs. Ruth Thornton and Mrs. Rachel Hauquitz, all of Albuquerque, and Mrs. Mary Harbor, of Grand Junction, Colo. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Ralph Hensley, of the Fist Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites. Officers and members of the Silver City Lodge of Masons had ritualistic committal services in the Masonic Cemetery. Attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. William Rose, Charles and David, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Daniels and son, Scott, Mrs. Gail Larky, Mrs. Arthur Thornton and Melisa, Mrs. Frank B. Neel, R. L. Deering and Leroy, Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Neel, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Liedman, all from Albuquerque; Mrs. Grantharbour, Grand Junction, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Fleming, Las Cruces; Mr. and Mrs. James Whittemore and Mrs. Merlin Rogers and daughters, of Springerville, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Byrd, of Farmington and Louis W. Rockwell of California.


BILLINGS: Henry William Billings, age ?, resident of 1900 S. Silver Avenue, Deming, passed away Monday evening, August 27, in Deming. He was born October 12, 1907 at Langtry, Texas and had lived at Hurley for many years before moving to Deming in 1975. Mr. Billings was retires from Kennecott Copper where he was in copper processing. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star of Hurley, the Scottish Rite Mason of Las Cruces and Shriner and a member of the Deming Lions Club. Funeral Services were held Thursday August 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jeffery A. Symonds, Pastor, officiating. Burial followed at Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge conducting graveside services. Mr. Billings is survived by his wife, Anna Billings at the home: a son, Darel Richard Billings, El Paso; three daughters, Lorraine Luella Morrise, Denver, Colo., Evelyn Prior, San Lorenzo, Calif., Shirley Faye Guinn, Marana, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, In Lieu of flowers please donate to Hurley Community of First Methodist Church of Deming. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge.


BILLINGS: Mrs. Elaine L. Billings, 65, died at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Billings was a native of Jett, Oklahoma and had resided in Grant County for the past 37 years. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church and past worthy matron of the Hurley Chapter of Eastern Star where she had earned the Grand Cross of Colors. Surviving Mrs. Billings are her husband, Henry Billings, of Hurley; one son, Darel R. Billings of El Paso; three daughters, Mrs. Lorrine Morris of Aurora, Colo., Mrs. Evelyn Prior of San Lorenzo, California, and Mrs. Shirley Guinn of Silver Bell, Arizona; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Survivors also include one brother, Lloyd Carr of Murfreesboro, Tenn., one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Hannon of McAllen, Texas, and her father, Asa T. Carr of McAllen, Texas. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Bjork of the Hurley Community Church officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Wheat, George Abbott, Eddie Evatt, Cloyce Womack, Jeff Rouse, and Regan Bryan. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.


BILLINGSLEA: Jake Billingslea, 60, of Deming died Monday afternoon as a result of an accident on the new Central highway in which two cars and seven people were involved. Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hudson their two children, Clement, 4, and Quenton 2, and Mr. Billingslea, uncle of Mrs. Hudson, were returning from Deming Saturday morning when they were hailed by Mrs. Ben Eastly and son David about 15 miles below Hurley, who were having motor trouble. Mr. Hudson volunteered to pull the Eastly car into Silver City and used a double mud chain to hook the two cars together. Mr. Hudson said that they were descending the hill near the Clay Dannelley place just this side of Central the Easterly car started swerving and caused both cars to get out of control. The two cars, and occupants, plunged off the 20-foot high bridge at the bottom of the hill. The Dannelleys reported the accident to the sheriff's office here and State Patrolman Joe Roach and deputy Glenn Hood investigated, after dispatching a Cox ambulance to the scene. Mr. Billingslea seemed to be the most seriously injured with a broken leg, although the car had to be jacked off of Mrs. Hudson, who received lacerations and broken ribs. Mr. Hudson and the children escaped with minor scratches. Mrs. Eastly was suffering from shock and her son David was taken to the hospital for observation but was not seriously injured. Mr. Billingslea was a life long resident of this area having been born in Old Town between here and Deming in 1886. Survivors include two brothers, George of Los Angeles and Olney of Brooklyn, and five sisters, Mrs. Lilly Cameron and Mrs. Cora Moyer of Los Angeles, Mrs. Grace Hudson of Oregon and Mrs. Ina Gibson of Sacramento. Cox Mortuary shipped the remains to Deming, yesterday afternoon, where the Mahoney Mortuary will have charge of the funeral arrangements. Internment will be in the family plot in Mountain View cemetery. Services will be Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


BINDER: Josie Thompson “Jo” Binder, 82, of Silver City passed away Friday, Oct 16, at her residence The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City, with the Rev. Gene Hutchins officiating. Internment will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Binder was born Oct 6, 1916, in Rohwer, Ark., the daughter of Trudeau Thompson and Josie Falconer Pettit Thompson. She married Samuel Henry Binder in 1950. He preceded her in death in November 1991 Mrs. Binder is survived by three sons, Samuel H. Binder of Albuquerque, Eddie Binder of Rio Rancho, and J. Tom Binder and, his wife, Cynthia, of Tucson, Ariz.; her stepsons, James S. Binder of Greenville, S.C., and Frederick Binder and his wife, Marie, of Greensboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Rick Binder, Neal- Binder, Carlos Aragon, Dane Binder, Maggie Binder, Carolyn Binder and Susan Binder; two sisters, Hazel Parkhurst and her husband, Bill Metarie, of Louisiana, and Margaret Bolton of Baton Rouge, La.; one cousin, Lee Davis, and his wife, Sue, of Jackson, Miss, and numerous other relatives. Mrs. Binder was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in November 1993; a sister, Margaret Dixon; and a brother, Roger Richardson. She-was a reporter and correspondent for numerous news outlets. She covered the Nuremberg Trials for United Press international as well as the U.S. Congress and the White House. She covered state legislature from Mississippi to Louisiana to New Mexico. She was a legislative correspondent for the Silver City Daily Press, El Paso Times, Farmington Daily Times, Deming Headlight and Grants Beacon, and wrote a Capitol column which was used by more than a dozen newspapers in New Mexico. She was a volunteer at the Silver City Museum, an avid golfer and bridge player, and a member of numerous social clubs. Special friends and honorary pallbearers include Mary Lou Smith, Helen Downs, Norman and Tress Hodges, Bob and Thelma Barr, and Ernie. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BINDER: Mrs. Emily Binder, 86, mother of Sam Binder, assistant public relations director of Chino Mine. Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., died Wednesday at Resthaven Nursing Home. Mrs. Binder had spent the winter in Silver City the past several years from her home in Woodbine Iowa and during her visits had made many friends. The Curtis Mortuary will fly the remains to Iowa where funeral services will take place
followed by burial.


BINDER: Lt. Col. Samuel H. Binder, 77, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday in San Antonio, Texas. He was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Omaha, Neb., and spent his early years in Corning, Iowa. He was a graduate of Kempter Military Academy in Booneville, Mo., and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was in the military service for 20 years, serving with the 104th Infantry Division in Germany during World War II. He was a prison officer at the Nuremberg trials of German war criminals. In later assignments he was public information officer at 8th Army headquarters during the Korean War. He retired from the service in 1960 and for 25 years was in public relations for Kennecott Copper Corp. in Hurley. During this period he was a member of the Board of Educational Finance and the state Soil and Water Conservation Commission. He retired from Kennecott in 1985 and shortly after moved to San Antonio for health reasons. He is survived by his wife, Josie of San Antonio; five sons, James S. Binder of Greenville, S.C., Fredrick H. Binder of Greensboro, N.C., Samuel Binder Jr. of Albuquerque, Edward Binder of Las Cruces, and J. Thompson Binder of Columbus, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with full military honors.


BINDZUS: Stefania Bindzus, 90, passed away Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Miss Bindzus was born Jan. 25, 1905, to Guiles Bindzus and Seaman (nee Prim) Bindzus. Her birthplace was Dazing, Germany. She has surviving siblings listed as her next of kin. Miss
Bindzus immigrated to Ellis Island, N.Y., in 1923. She went to Peoria, Ill., to join the St. Franciscan sisters in 1923. In 1931, she passed the state board to become a registered nurse and also became an American citizen. She worked as a registered nurse doing general floor and night duty; and worked in the medical and surgical, obstetrics and operating room units. In 1939, she attended the school of Medical Technology at St Francis Hospital in Peoria, and completed her work in bacteriology, chemistry, histo-pathology, urinalysis, hematology, inorganic and organic chemistry, organization, administrative work and typing; From 1940 to 1941, she studied biological sciences at St. Louis University in St. Louis. In 1941, she successfully passed her examinations as a registered medical technologist. The same year she acted a position as medical technologist at St. Anthony's hospital in Rockford, Ill. here she did clinical laboratory work, specializing in hematology, urinalysis, basal metabolism and biochemistry. She aided in
establishing a training school for medical technicians and supervised two students in chemistry and two full-time employees in hematology. In 1942, she accepted a position as medical technologist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington, ill. She worked as supervisor specializing
in bacteriology, and histo-pathology, also doing pregnancy tests using rabbits and frogs. She organized the tissue department, assisted the pathologist in performing autopsies, and mounted specimens for the museum department. In July 1946, she left the sisterhood, where she was
known as Sister Leticia. She left because she felt there was a lot of inequality. In June 1948, she accepted a position as junior bacteriologist at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland. She was in
charge of two laboratory aides in preparation and sterilization of culture medium. In October 1946, she accepted a position as medical technician in the bacteriology department at Crile veterans Administration hospital in Cleveland. (The rest of this obituary has been lost).


BINGAMAN: H E Bingaman, 82,died last week at his home in Silver City. The Rev. Fred Darley conducted services at Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev Clarence Crow had charge of services at the grave in the Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers were. Ray Brancheau, George McDermitt, Bartley McDonald, John B. Murphy, William Soehie, and Kenneth Vandenbosch.


BINGAMAN: Frances Bethia "Beth" Bingaman, 76, died Sunday at her home in Silver City. Memorial services will be held this afternoon at 4 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. She was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Artesia to John and Bethia Ball. She graduated from Lordsburg High School and then attended Western New Mexico University, where she attained her graduate educational degrees. Mrs. Bingaman taught elementary school in Hurley, Central, Santa Rosa, Silver City, Deming and Albuquerque. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Association of University Women, and the First United Methodist Church. Her family includes her husband, Jess, of the home, a daughter, Rachel Koel of Dana Point, Calif.; a son, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman of Washington, D.C.; a brother, John Ball of La Vita, Colo.; a sister, Louise Van Driel of Albuquerque; and three grandchildren, John Bingaman, Tom Koel and Eric Koel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BINGAMAN: Harold E. Bingaman, 53, a resident of El Paso for 15 years, died last Thursday in an El Paso hospital following a heart attack at his home. He was manager of the Silver Freight Lines, a member of the Hillside Presbyterian Church, El Paso; member of the Silver City Elks Lodge and a World War II veteran. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ima Bingaman; a daughter, Betty Jean and a stepson, John William Christman, Albuquerque; and three brothers, John D. and Jesse Bingaman, Silver City and George Bingaman, Purcell, Okla. Funeral services were held in the Harding & Orr Mortuary chapel in El Paso at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dr. Hobart Bennett officiating. Thereafter the body was brought to Silver City. It reposed in state at the Cox Mortuary chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. Graveside committal services were held in the Masonic cemetery at 4:30 p.m. Serving as pallbearers were Clifton L. Reed, Rowland Ball, Hyman Kelley, A.G. Robinson, W.E. Wilson and J.J. Robertson. Honorary pallbearers were Abe Zuckor, Sol Briskman, Leo Littlefield, Gail Bowen, Hampton Cooper, A.R. Rhodes, Max Schiff, G.W. Ranstead, Payne Sears, Owen C. Matthews and George Ewen.


BINGAMAN: John Bingaman, 91, passed away Tuesday at his residence. Mr. Bingaman was born Nov. 25, 1900, in Princeton, Kan., to Harry and Rachel {Huff} Bingaman. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Bingaman is survived by his wife of 68 years, Erna {Burns} Bingaman of Silver City; a brother, Jesse Bingaman of Silver City; and four nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Rev. Jesse Lyles, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Full military honors will be provided by American Legion Post No. 18 of Silver City. Pallbearers will be Bill Onda, Raymond Pacheco, Jim Gruber, Norman Hodges, Jim Cureton and Bob Steppe. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, today from 2 until 4 p.m. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BINGAMAN: Death on Monday in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles Claimed Ralph Bingaman, 41, a member of the Bingaman family of Silver City. He was taken to California six weeks ago to undergo treatment for a serious heart ailment. Mr. Bingaman was born in Princeton, Kan. June 21, 1915, and came to New Mexico with his family in 1920. He was a graduate of Western High School and New Mexico Western College and for 10 years was a member of the Silver City post office staff. During World War II he served for three and a half years in the Armed Forces, part of which service was in India. Since 1947, Mr. Bingaman had been associated with the firm of Bingaman & Snyder, in the insurance, finance and realty business. He was a charter member and a past president of the 20-30 Club and active in community affairs. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Bingaman; a daughter, Harriett; four brothers, John and Jesse, Silver City; George, Purcell, Okla. and Harold, El Paso, and by four aunts, Mrs. Jesse Turner, Mrs. Alice Huff, Miss Inez Huff, Silver City and Mrs. Verna Kelsey, Ajo, Arizona. Funeral services will be in the Masonic cemetery, with graveside rites by Silver City Masonic Lodge NO. 8 of which he was a member.


BINGHAM: Diane L. Bingham, 27, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Monday at her home. She was born Feb. 16, 1967, to Paul B. and Flora (Burns) Thomson in Silver City, She married Tony Bingham on July 1, 1994, in Safford Ariz. Mrs. Bingham was a member of the Hidalgo County Emergency Medical Technicians Association And the Student Nursing Association. She was a student nurse at Western New Mexico University. She was a loving person and was dedicated to family, work and friends. She enjoyed life and for that reason, she fought as long and hard as possible. She is survived by her husband, Tony Bingham of Lordsburg; two daughters, Katherine Nichole Atkinson and Kasandra Ann Atkinson, both of Lordsburg; a son Kevin John Atkinson of Lordsburg; three sisters, Starla Ketchum and her husband, Robert, of Morenci, Ariz., Carrie Thomson of Hobbs, and Katrina Thomson of Safford; a brother, John Thomson of Lordsburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Thomson, in 1980, and a sister, Katherine Thomson. Visitation will take place Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel at 408 Main in Lordsburg. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church at Third and Animas in Lordsburg with Pastor Coy Brewer Officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.


BIRD: Donald Ray Bird, 53, of Cliff passed away Thursday at his home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.


BIRD: Romelia L. Bird, 99, passed away today at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending. Family members selected Curtis Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BIRDWELL: Dr.John J. Birdwell, Alamogordo dentist, died the: past week in Alamogordo of a heart attack. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Birdwell of Hurley. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Birdwell; two sons, Bobby and Cody, and two daughters, Kitty and Helen, all of Alamogordo; two brothers, Cortland, of San Diego, Calif., and Patrick, of Alamogordo; and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, of Arlington, VA. Funeral services were held In Alamogordo Saturday followed by burial in the Catholic Cemetery there.


BIRDWELL: Helen C. Birdwell, 83, longtime resident of Hurley, died Saturday, in an El Paso hospital. Graveside services were held at the Masonic cemetery in Las Cruces on Tuesday with the Rev. Winn Erdmann of the F1rst United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic cemetery beside Mrs. Birdwell’s husband, John. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Taylor, of El Paso, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

BIRDWELL: Masonic services and burial in the Masonic cemetery at Las Cruces was held Wednesday for John Birdwell former town magistrate in Hurley who died Saturday in Tucson, AZ. He had been a patient of St John’s hospital there. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Helen Birdwell; a daughter Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Tucson; two sons, Courtland Birdwell of San Diego Calif. And Patrick Birdwell of Mountain View Calif., 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Kati Mae Crim of Kilgore TX; Mrs. Lintle Grey Popperwalt of Dallas TX, and Mrs. Marie Hall McNesne of Sierra Vista Calif. Mr. Birdwell was a retired employee of the Chino Mines. Pallbearers were George Abbott, Jeff Rouse, Bob Bates, Earl Etheridge, Frank Lee and John Cooper. Rosary services were in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel Friday with funeral mass being recited in St Vincent De Paul Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. A James Milano officiating.


BIRMINGHAM: Mrs. Annie L. Birmingham, 81, pioneer resident of Apache Creek, Catron County, passed away Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. She had lived in Catron County for 45 years. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Hollimon, of Glenwood; a son, John Reed, of Deming; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hensley, Silver City; Mrs. Pearl Bowman, Socorro and Mrs. Leab Pierce, Oklahoma City. Okla.; a brother, Steve Hull, Canadian, Texas. Funeral services were held Tuesday at -the Community Church in Glenwood, with burial in the Glenwood cemetery under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary.


BIRtrONG: Jewel Dunagan Birtrong, 92, longtime area resident, died Monday in the Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct.14, 1895 in Sonora, Texas, had been a schoolteacher and was engaged in the ranching business. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Brown Page Mortuary in Douglas, Ariz., with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery in Douglas. Local arrangements were by Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels of Silver City.


BISBY: In the death Saturday, Jan. 25 at her home in Pinos Altos of Mrs. George H Bisby, 82, Grant county lost another of its pioneer residents and a woman who, during her 47 years of residence in this community had a leading part in its activities as a social leader, club member and school teacher. Mrs. Grace Griswold Bisby was born Aug.31, 1865, at Horiton Wis., here she attended school and later college. She came to New Mexico in 1900 and in 1910 became the bride of George H. Bisby of Pinos Altos, which has since been the family home, Surviving, besides Mr. Bisby, are a sister, Mrs. Jessie Krugmiere,
Appleton Wis., and several nieces and nephews, living In New York state. As a young woman, Mrs. Bisby years ago was employed in the offices of the smelter here, operated by the Savannah Copper Company. There after she taught school at Pinos Altos for many years, and served a term as Grant county superintendent of schools. She was gifted as an artist, her watercolors being exhibited from time to time in Silver City. She was a member of Jacob Bennett Chapter of the D.A. R., a member of the Silver City Woman’s Club and other organizations, in all of which she was active until her health failed a year ago. Funeral services took place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home in Pinos Altos, the Rev. David Holt, of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Silver City, conducting the rites. Internment was in the Pinos altos cemetery directed by Hinman’s Mortuary. Many friends attended the funeral to pay their last respects to a gracious and beloved woman. Pallbearers were Major R. W. Goodyear, James H. Bell, Ira Beckwith, John Schulz, Harry Hickel, Frank Stockton, George Post.


BISHOP: Alvis Norwood Bishop, 48, was killed instantly last Thursday morning when his head was crushed between the truck he operated and the power shovel which was employed in loading the truck. Mr. Bishop had been employed by the firm of Strong & Harris for the past several
months and a valued employee. Previously he had worked in the mines some three years. He is survived by his wife and small son, his Mother: four brothers, Jess of Lake Arthur, Mr.? Bentley, of Clayton Okla. Barto, of, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Clyde, of Atwater, Calif. The remains were shipped by Cox Mortuary to Clayton, Okla., for burial.


BISHOP: Mrs. Robert K Bell was notified that her nephew, James Pedder Bishop passed away on May 14th at Inglewood Ca., where he was taken from his home in Los Alamos hoping the lower climate would benefit his health. Jimmy was born in Silver City the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H Bishop pioneers of Silver City. He is survived by his widow and daughter Donna, three brothers, Herbert, William, and Jack Bishop of Trona, Ca. and one sister, Mrs. Eugene King of San Diego. Internment was in Los Angeles.


BISHOP: Lois A. Bishop, 85, passed away Saturday, May 6, at her residence in Stephenville, Texas. She was born Feb. 13, 1915, in r Maxwell, N.M. She married Virgil W. Bishop on March 31, 1934, in Raton. He pre- ceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop was a Methodist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had lived in Stephenville for the past two and a half years, moving there from Gila. She was a retired beauty shop owner and operator. Graveside ser- vices will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 22, at Gila Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Hugh M. Bishop of Gila; her daughter, Virgie Hale of Stephenville; two sisters, Mary Ashbaugh of Thatcher, Ariz., and Betty Rutherford of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-child. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association/Tarrant County Chapter, Fort Worth, TX.


BISHOP: Barney O. Bishop, 47 a resident of Silver City for 10 years, was found dead in his trailer home on Little Walnut Road last Saturday Night, by Don Norris, a neighbor. He notified the Sheriffs office and the body was removed to the Cox Mortuary. Peace Justice Bob Johnson held an inquest Monday morning and the coroner's jury returned a verdict of "death from a self inflicted gun shot wound". During his residence here, Bishop had engaged in prospecting. He was in ill health and friends said he was despondent. Surviving are three brothers, Gus, Guy and Joe Bishop of Comanche, Texas; four sisters. Mrs. Barbara Bauer, Melvin, Tex.; Mrs. Sally Roberts and Mrs. Ethel Anderson, Galveston, Tex. and Mrs. Audrey Wilkerson, Pecos, Texas. Funeral Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, officers of the Elks Lodge conducting the ritualistic rites for the deceased member. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.


BISHOP: Carroll Lafayette Bishop, 72, longtime area farmer died at his home. He was born December 27, 1911 in Winters, TX and had moved to Deming in 1947 from Falls County, TX. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Stohner, former Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bishop of the home; a son, Carroll William Bishop, Portland, Ore; two daughters, Minnie Louise Bishop, Portland, Ore. and Mary Steapp, Deming; a brother, Arley Bishop, Abilene, TX; two sisters, Sally Wilhelm, Erick, Ok. and Louise Gordon, Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were James Yates, E.B. Hughes, Buck Pruitt, Bob Beckett, Melbourne Fewell and George Ewan. Baca's Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


BISHOP: Virgil W. Bishop, 80, a Gila resident since 1975, entered life eternal Friday at his residence. He was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Allison, Kan., to Alexander and Sue Underwood Bishop. Mr. Bishop retired from the Los Alamos Schools as a supervisor of maintenance. After retirement he obtained his real estate license working at Gila Realty. Mr. Bishop was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trout fishing. He also enjoyed pitching horseshoes and playing pool at the Gila Senior Citizens Center. He attended Tyrone Lodge No. 52, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and was a past Master Mason at Valley Lodge No. 69, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Espanola. Mr. Bishop attended the Gila Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lois Bishop; his son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Jeanne Bishop of Gila; a daughter and son-in-law, Virgie and Gene Hale of Stephensville, Texas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mesa Cemetery in Gila by the Rev. Walter Huber, Pastor of Gila Valley Baptist Church. Tyrone Lodge No. 52, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, will perform committal rites. Honorary pallbearers will be George Jackson, Raymond Green, Ross Bacon, Chester Williams, Fred Shanks, the Rev. Walter Huber and Alan Cofelt. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BRISTOW: Mrs. Clair L. Bristow, 76, passed away Saturday, August 27 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Bristow was a native of Utah, and had resided in Bayard for the past 61 years. She is survived by her husband, Sam H. Bristow of Bayard, a daughter, Mrs. Bennie E. Sangler of Eagle Point Ore., two grand sons and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August30 at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Eugene A. Bjork of the Valley Community Church officiating. Internment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were James Brockman, Jack Johnson, Herb Spangler, Jim Spangler, Newell Giant and Jesse Blair. The family requests that donations be made to the City of Hope or Hillcrest Hospital in lieu of flowers.


BITTINGER: Ross Bittinger, 63, a member of New Mexico Western College faculty since 1949, serving as chairman of the Arts and Crafts Department, died last Thursday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He had been in the hospital since last November, following a stroke. Mr. Bittinger is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Bittinger of Silver City, and a daughter, Miss Jane Bittinger of Morenci Ariz., a high school teacher. The deceased was born in Sand Creek, Mich., and served in the U. S. Navy in World War I. He came to Silver City as chairman of the Arts and Crafts department at New Mexico Western College in 1949. In addition to holding BSA and MA degrees in Fine Arts, University of Michigan, with emphasis on architecture and decorative design, he held a PSD In Psychology from the College of Divine Metaphysics, Indianapolis, Md. In 1957, he was approved for a Fulbright government scholarship to teach in the field of Western Cultures at the University of Rangoon, in Rangoon, Burma. Mr. Bittinger was an affiliate of I Kappa Pi Mu honorary art fraternity, NMEA, a member of the American Institute of Architects. He was a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Chapter in Santa Fe, was a life member of the American Rifle Association and a member of the Episcopal Church. While a professor at the University of Michigan, he was coauthor with Prof. Fowler of the book, Modern Creative Design and Its Application, which was used as a textbook at the university, and at Western College. An art scholarship fund is being established by the family at New Mexico Western College. Also, a memorial book fund to the College Library. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. C. M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Woodford Johnson, Kenneth Mills, Earl Weaver, Kenneth Sparks, Fred Norton and Robert Cooper.


BITTINGER: Mrs. Pauline Hatfield Bittinger, wife of Ross T. Bittinger, head of the New Mexico Western College Arts and Crafts department, died Tuesday afternoon at Hillcrest General Hospital where she had been a patient for the past ten days. Mrs. Bittinger was born Oct. 5, 1899 at Canton, Mass., the daughter of the late Joseph Hatfield and wife. She was 51 years of age. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Elizabeth Jane Bittinger; and a sister, Miss Doris Hatfield of Canton, Mass. Mrs. Bittinger was an artist of considerable talent and a highly esteemed member of the New Mexico Western College family group. Her death followed a lingering illness that began with an operation several months ago. She was a member of the Christian Science Church. There will be no funeral services here. The remains were shipped to Albuquerque on Wednesday of this week where they were cremated, according to her wish. Cox Mortuary made the arrangements.


BIXLER: Graveside services for Clarence W Bixler, 76, of Deming will be at 10am Thursday at Fort Bayard under the direction of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Bixler died Sunday at the New Mexico Veterans Center in Truth or Consequences. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Bixler of Deming; daughters, Irene Taylor and Kay Garcia, both of Las Cruces and Janet Pope of fort Sumner; and six grandchildren.


BLACHLY: Word has just been received of the death in Washington, D. C., March 13 of Mrs. Margaret Bacon Blachly, wife of Clarence D. Blachly.
Dr. and Mrs. Blachly are well known in Silver City where they have resided at short intervals when visiting Dr. Blachly’s brothers, Edward and Lou Blachly. Mrs. Blachly was for many years chief of the information section of the Library of Congress.


BLACK: Franklin Leo “Sonny” Black, 54, resident southeast of Deming died at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces Tuesday Feb. 8. He was born Aug: 8. 1937 in Fabens, Texas and had lived, in Deming since 1937. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and three months ago he retired from the New Mexico Livestock Board after serving 18 years as an inspector. Funeral services were held Friday. Feb. 11 at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, Bishop Gerald Billings of the Silver City Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints officiated. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Black of the home address, a son. Tom Bill Back of Deming: a daughter, Shanon Bishop of Deming: two sisters, Della Payne Nichols of El Paso and Rexine Suflins of Silver. City, his father Rex Black of Silver City, three grandchildren, Sonny Lee Black, Keith Bishop and Jana Marie Black of Deming. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alma Black, in September of 1982. Pallbearers were Bill C Bud Allen, Tuffy Cooper, DeLoyd Haynes, Dan Lucas, and Dee Tolman. Honorary bearers were Herbie Johnson, Harley Cox. Smokey Nunn, Pinky Gunter, Billy Roy Smyer, Tuddy Majors, Bill Anderson, Doug Tharp and Jody Smyer.


BLACK: Lou Etta Black, 82, died Wednesday at Shields and Terre Convalescent Hospital in Richmond, Calif. She was born in Snyder, 0kla to Jacob Wesley and Sarah M. Ross Arisman. She was a Graduate of the New Mexico Normal High School, Silver City and preceded to teach in the Grant County schools, teaching last at Cliff before moving to California. Mrs. Black Is survived by one son, Bobby N. Pridemore, of Hayward, Calif.: two sisters, Sarah Vee Wallis, of Hurley, Margy Owen, of West Plain, Mo.: two grandchildren, Linda and Gary Pridemore of Hayward, Calif. and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by seven nieces and nephews. Mrs. Black was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Ariseman in 1963. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gila, with Bishop C.C. Sullivan officiating. Interment followed at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cliff School, in her memory. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BLACK: W. L. Black, a former resident of Bayard where he was employed by the Santa Fe Railway for many years, died Sept. 17 in an Albuquerque hospital. Survivors are his widow, a daughter, Ellen, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held in Albuquerque where burial took place.


BLACK: Charles V. Black, 70, who had lived at Hurley for 40 years, died at his home there Monday. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Doyle Andrews, Mrs. Hettie Belle Ahrenbeck and Mrs. Parrie Lee Connally.Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by the Rev. A. L. Hinkston of Bayard. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Casket bearers were John Diviney, Robert Bates, James Wilson, Oscar Bates, Frank Sellman and Ray Sigman.


BLACK: Edythe M. Black, 71, died Monday evening at her borne north of Cliff on Duck Creek after an extended illness. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the Cliff Gila Mesa Cemetery with Pastor Jesse Liles officiating. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Daily Press. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BLACK: Gordon Black died Sunday afternoon at his home in Oak View, California. At age 67, he was a victim of cancer. Black, the son of a railroad family was born in Rincon in 1914 and moved to Silver City with his family in 1918, He subsequently attended grade school in Tyrone and graduated from Teachers High School in 1931. Black was the son of Allie D. Black, a prominent teacher in Grant County from the 1920's through the 1940's. He joined the Merchant Marine in 1941 and had held the rank of Chief Engineer since 1949. His last voyage with the Merchant Marine was in August 1981. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kelley Black, and one son, Gordon, and two sisters, Virginia Black, Los Angeles, and Charlotte Black Benton, Silver City. The widow is the sister of Hyman Kelley, Tyrone, and Hershal Kelley, Hurley.


BLACK: Mary Alma Black of Silver City died in her home Sept. 13. Mrs. Black had been a resident of Silver for the past 34 years. She is survived by her husband, Rex Black of Silver City; one son, Sonny Black of Deming; two daughters, Della Faye Nichols of El Paso and Rexine Sullins of Silver City; grandsons, Rex Nichols and Kirby Arnold of Cliff, Tom and Bill Black of Deming; granddaughters, Alma Faye Wilson of Pinos Altos, Deonn Bass of Silver City and Shanon Bishop of Deming; 11 great-grandchildren; one nephew, Gene Upchurch of Fornillo, Texas; one niece, Joyce Latham of Tempe, Ariz. Services for Mrs. Black were Sept. 15 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with the Rev. Terry Billings officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Cloudt, Bob Dannelly, Bob Upton, Walter Mitchell, Jud Allison and Chell Kiehne. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Beck, Kenneth Shellhorn, Dan Lucas, Kenneth Holdridge, Bill Karr, Herbie Johnson, Fred Gay and George Trujillo. Arrangements under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.


BLACK: Death Tuesday afternoon summoned Mrs. Rachel S. Black, 73, resident of Hurley for the past 38 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel conducted by the Rev. A.L. Hinkston, pastor of the Bayard Baptist Church, with interment in the City cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Charles V. Black and a sister, Mrs. Becky Shinn, Corpus Christi, Texas.


BLACK: William Rex Black passed into eternal life Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in Alpine, Texas, on Feb. 20, 1906, to William Charles Black and Maude Adams Black. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Upchurch Black, and his son, Sonny Black. He is survived by his two daughters, Della Faye Nichols, and Rexine Sullins and her husband, Curtis, and his son-in-law, Walt Nichols. His grandchildren are Rex Nichols, Alma Faye Wilson, Kirby Arnold, Tom Bill Black, Deona Arnold, Shannon Brdecko and Dyke Sullins. He had 18 great-grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Black lived his early years in Texas, where he eventually ended up working for Safeway stores. He was transferred to Deming in 1939 to open the first Safeway store in Deming. He and his family lived in Deming until 1947 when they moved to Silver City. Mr. Black spent the rest of his life in the Grant County area. He also worked as a meat cutter and for International Harvester at Burchfield Motors, where he distributed farm equipment in the surrounding area. His first love was always mules and horses. He was a mule and horse trader, and at one time drove a horse-driven de1ivery wagon for Price’s Dairy. Mr. Black also built wagons and loved to build and repair pack and wagon harnesses and rigging. He made wagon trips around the country until he was 87 years old. Pallbearers will be Kirby Arnold, Crispen Arnold, Quinton Bass, Rex Nichols, Tom Bill Black, Kevin McCauley, Dyke Sullins and Aaron Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be a host of many friends from the Southwest. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. to the time of the services. Burial will be at Pinos Altos cemetery.


BLACKMAN: Mrs. Ethel Blackman, 58, Monmouth, Ill., who died in a local hospital Monday evening, will be burled at Monmouth with the Curtis Mortuary in charge of transportation of the remains. Mrs. Blackman’s death occurred while she was visiting her son, Robert Blackman of Silver City. Survivors include her husband; Ira Blackman, who was also visiting here; another son, Roger, Monmouth, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. William Reitman, Jr., Kirkwood, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. George Poulson, Cameron, Ill.; seven grandchildren and three brothers and a sister.


BLACKMAN: Mrs. Jesse (Lola) Blackman passed away in Tucson General
Hospital Tuesday, Sept. 17. She was flown to Tucson by ambulance Plane, from Santa Cruz Calif., and had been hospitalized for some time. She was 37 years old. Survivors include her husband Jesse Blackman, two children, Lou and Greg, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Holland and one brother Mickey. Funeral services are pending in Tucson.


BLACKMAN: Mrs. Jessie Belle Blackman, died March 13 following a lingering illness. Mrs. Blackman had made her home in Hurley for a number of years and had resided in this county for the past 62 years. She is survived by one son Yence L and a daughter-in-law Mrs. D.M. Blackman both of Hurley, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the widow of Frances Milroy Blackman. Graveside funeral services were held In Mountain View cemetery in Deming March 16 with the Rev Eugene Bjork of the Hurley community church officiating.


BLACKMAN: Robert Roy ‘Bob’ Blackman, 66, a resident of Arenas Valley, passed away Monday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 29, 1932, to the late Ira and Ethel Blackman of Monmouth, Ill. Mr., Blackman loved working on the family ranch and spending time with his family and friends He retired from Phelps Dodge, Tyrone, in 19?4. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Scott D. Penrod officiating. Interment will follow privately at a cemetery on the family ranch near White Signal. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie; three sons Mike Blackman and Guy Blackman and his wife Denise, all of Arenas Valley, and Eric Blackman of Houston, one daughter, Michele Blackman Legarda, and her husband Mike of Santa Clara; a grandson, Robert Blackman of Silver City, and a. sister, Margaret Redman, and her husband, Bill. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Casket bearers• will be Mike, Guy and Eric Blackman, Mite Legarda, Brian Owens and Scott Hastings. in lieu of donations to the Memorial and Honor Program for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BLACKMAN: Clare E. Blackman, 71, of Silver City, died Wednesday morning, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev.John R. Oursler, of the Jehovah Witnesses, conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Blackman; three sons, Paul, Silver City; Clare, South Bend, Wash., Clem, Bellingham, Wash., and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Peters, Silver City, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Alice Perry, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Lola McKee, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Lina Caufield, Long Beach, Calif; Mrs. Pearl Lowry, Colorado Springs, Colo. and three brothers, Asbell, Palm Springs, Calif.; Mark Monrovia, IA., Clark, Powersville, Mo.


BLACKMAN: Darrow M. Blackman, 63, died December 16 in Hillcrest General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Blackman had resided in Hurley for the past 40 years and was retires power plant maintenance engineer for Kennecott Copper Corp. Mr. Blackman is survived by his widow Mrs. Marjorie Blackman of Hurley, one son Darrow H. Blackman also of Hurley, three daughters, Mrs. Paige Ivy of El Capin, Calif., Mrs. Donna Muhn of Ruidoso, and Mrs. Amida Armstrong of Albuquerque, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother T.L. Blackman of Hurley. Funeral Services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev, G.C. Bisjak, Jr. pastor of the Hurley Community Church officiating with the interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Oscar Bates, Joe Frost, Kimble Coleman, E.D. Holman, Juan Baca and Ramon Castillo.


BLACKMAN: Tence L. Blackman, 68, died at his home in Hurley. He was born Feb. 21, 1916 in Whitewater, NM. He was a graduate of Hurley High School, a veteran of World War II and a Journeyman electrician, working out of local 611 in Albuquerque. Mr. Blackman is survived by two daughters, Sharon Hake and Linda Towner; two sons, Curtis Blackman and Miles Lee Blackman and seven grandchildren all of Albuquerque. He married Carlee Stanford of Albuquerque in 1942 who preceded him in death in 1966. Graveside services were held at Mountainview Cemetery in Deming with Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Cecil Boswell, Ray Brindley, Darrow Blackman, Curtis Blackman, Miles Lee Blackman and Bob Frebert. Funeral Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BLACKWELL: George Blackwell, 83, of Truth or Consequences passed away Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BLACKWELL: Death in El Paso Sunday claimed Mrs. Walter T Blackwell who was born and reared in Silver City being a member of the pioneer C W Marriot family. Surviving are her husband a retired El Paso business man who for many years with his brother John H Blackwell owned Blackwell’s Book Store in Silver city, now Blackwell’s jewelers. Surviving are three sons, Charles, William, and Thomas; seven grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Richard Walsh of St Paul Minn. Funeral services and burial were held in El Paso.


BLACKWELL: John H. Blackwell, 65, former prominent business man of Silver City, died Feb. 7 at Phoenix, Ariz., after a year's illness. With his brother, Walter Blackwell, he founded the Blackwell Jewelry store 35 years ago. This store succeeded a stationery and bookstore established by their mother, Mrs. B. H. Blackwell, who came here form Fort Payne, Ala., where John was born. The two brothers left Silver City 25 years ago. John went to Mexico where he was engaged in mining for several years. Walter located in El Paso, where he is still in business. In recent years, John had been active in oil operations in Texas, the Dakotas and Colorado. During the past two years he had been interested in uranium mining in Colorado. Surviving, besides the brother in El Paso, is his wife, Mrs. Peggy Blackwell a daughter, Claire and son, Jack. Burial took place in Phoenix.


BLACKWELL: Walter T. Blackwell, 71, a former pioneer resident of Silver City, died Monday in Southwestern General Hospital in El Paso. For many years he was active in business in El Paso, owning and operating the Tri-State Music Co. He founded the Tri-State Broadcasting Co. in 1929. It was El Paso's first radio station. Before moving to El Paso, Mr. Blackwell and his brother, John, were in business in Silver City. They owned and managed an office supply and stationery store over a long period of years and later established Blackwell's Jewelry Store in the Vesely Block on North Bullard St. When the Blackwell Brothers moved to El Paso, this business was sold to the late Earle S. Patten, who retained the name, Blackwell's Jewelers, which is now owned by William E. Droke. Survivors are three sons, Walter T. Blackwell, Jr. and Charles M. Blackwell, both of El Paso, and William E. Blackwell, Albuquerque; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held in El Paso where burial took place.


BLAIN: Funeral services will be held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel today at 2:00 pm, for Grant Howard "Shorty" Blain who died Monday morning. The Rev. Billy Foster of the First Baptist Church of Bayard will officiate and burial will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers will be: Elzie Lewis, Terry Lewis, Tom Hommel, John Simmons, Farris Sessions, Ed Theis, Rube Wofford, Harry Brown, Buttermilk Riddling, Cecil Torres, R.T. Stanford, L. A. Patton, Quentin Yarborough, and Skeeter Mascarenas.


BLAIR: J. Walter Blair, a former New Mexico Normal student who became prominent in business circles in Arizona and California, died July 14 in Mill Valley, California. The deceased, who was 73, was a victim of cancer. Although Blair’s business activities were out of- the state, he maintained close contact with friends of long standing in this area. He organized two reunions in Silver City of his classmates and friends it the Normal School, the first in l965. In November of last year former students of the Normal school honored him with a Blair Affair, recognizing his efforts in getting former classmates and colleagues together. The event was held here in cooperation with Western New Mexico University. In addition to his extensive business interests, Blair found time to serve in various community and government alities. He was a close friend of former president Harry Truman and served on one of his major advisory committees. In Mann County, California, his home, he served as a county Supervisor. Blair was active in the Mill Valley Masonic Lodge the Shriners, and was a member of the
Phoenix Scottish Rite and Islam Temple of the Shrine. He was a past president of the Mann Shrine Club. Funeral services were held at the Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo California July 16. Private burial services were conducted July 18. He is survived by his Wife Edithe A Blair, a daughter Edithe Ann Mills; Larkspur, California, a son James w. Blair jr., Rye, N.Y.; also surviving are two Sisters, Miss Hazel Blair, Los Gatos, California, and Mrs. Eula B. Park, Los Altos, California, and two grands James Walter Blair III, and Billy Douglas Mills.


BLAIR: Mr. William H Blair, 80, passed away in El Paso, Tex. following a brief illness. Mr. Blair was a native of Waco, Tex., and had lived in Central for the past 26 years. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War I. His wife Alice preceded him in death in January of this year. Survivors include one cousin, Jess Blair of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral chapel November 8 with Mr. David Strain officiating. Internment followed in the Ft. Bayard Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Casket hearers were Raul Carreon, Charles Watson, Sam Grijalva, Chon Manzano, Ruben Grijalva and Jesse Blair.


BLAIR: Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Flores Blair, 85, who died at Hillcrest General Hospital, Friday, were held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church with Rev. F. A. Sheridan officiating. Mrs. Blair was born in Old Mesilla but had lived most of her life in Pinos Altos, Central and Silver City. Her husband was the late John Blair. She is survived by a brother and sister living in California and by several nephews and nieces in this area. Burial was in the Pinos Altos cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary.


BLAIR: Frances Eleanor Blair, 72, a lifelong Silver City resident, passed away Friday at her home. She was an active member and past president of the Silver City Woman's Club, a member of Colonial Dames, and a life-long member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. She is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years, Jesse Blair of the home; her daughters, Louise Whitham and her husband, Milton, and Geraldine Etheridge and her husband, Jim; three grandchildren, Art Whitham, and Cecily and Tonya Boyett; two great-grandchildren, Laura and Kenneth; and her nephew, Keith Blair. A memorial service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium. Contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Gila Regional Medical Center. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.


BAKE: Dr. Sidney F. Bake, 45, former Silver City physician died last Saturday in Las Vegas, were he had been a member of the medical staff of the New Mexico State hospital. For several years he was associated with the Watts Clinic and thereafter he had an office in Silver City and also practiced in. Lordsburg. He was a member of the Grant’ County Medical Society and the New Mexico Medical Association.
During World War II Dr Baker served in the U S Navy. At the end of the war he came to Fort Bayard Veterans Administration hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy, Odessa TX and a son “Skipper”. Funeral services and burial took place in TX.


BLAKE: Natalia L. Blake, 79, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Mogollon to the late Rodrigo and Rebecca Catano Lopez. She was a volunteer for the senior citizens center. A resident of Silver City the past four years, she was formerly of Lordsburg, where she was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 tonight at St. Joseph's. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Surviving are her daughters, Gloria L. Sanchez of Albuquerque, Rebecca A. Estrada of Silver City and Rosalina C. Taylor of Playas; a brother, Manuel Lopez of California; five grandchildren, Geraldine Estrada, Patricia Kronberger, Michael Kronberger, R'Shay Taylor and Adrian Estrada; and great-grandchildren, Liette Martinez and Vincent Kronberger. Serving as casket bearers will be Adrian Estrada, Michael Kronberger, Jack Lopez, Larry Munoz, Gabriel Martinez and Larry Polanco. Honorary bearers will be David Taylor, Sonny Guzman, David Lopez, Robert Lopez, Vincent Kronberger and Jeff Rains. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BLANCETT: Florence Margaret Blancett, 59, died Thursday in Fresno, Calif. Mrs. Blancett was born in Bisbee, Ariz., but had been a longtime resident of Bayard. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church and at; tended Hurley High School. Mrs. Blancett is survived by her husband J.D. (Jack) Blancett of North Fork; Calif.; two daughters Thelma L. Seay of Hanford, Calif. and Nancy R. Provencio of North Fork, Calif; one brother Ray Kenneth Hunter of Las Angeles. Donations to any charity in memory of Florence Margaret Blancett would be appreciated.
Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BLANCETT: Final rites were held Monday for Hugh Kenneth Blancett, 27, a former resident of Silver city. Blancett was fatally injured on his job at Phelps-Dodge Corp., in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles, Blancett had lived here and worked at Santa Rita. Services were held in the Cox mortuary chapel with the Rev. Erwith E Smith officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, his mother, Mrs. Bessie Blancett of Ardmore, Okla.; a half brother, Vernon Evans, Santa Rita, six brothers, V. H. Blancett, Belle Garden, Calif; Billie Joe Blancett, Santa Rita; Bobby Gene Blancett, Ft. Bliss; Haskell Blancett, Mansville, Okla., Jesse Blancett, San Simon, Ariz.; Fred Blancett, Jr., Mansville, Okla.; and a sister, Emily Mae Blancett, San Simon, Ariz.


BLANCETT: Bessie P. Blancett died July 18, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Blancett was born June 26, 1897,in Texas. Mrs. Blancett was preceded in death by her husband Fred. Mrs. Blancett is survived by six sons, Vernon, V.H., Jack, Bill, Bobby, and Haskell; one daughter, Emma Baumgarner, and one sister, Lou Luna of Okla.; 23 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Blancett were Tuesday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at the Wheeler Chapel with Rev. Coker officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Blancett, V.H. Blancett, Jack Blancett, Bobby Blancett, Haskell Blancett and Bill F. Blancett, Jr. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BLANCETT: Bill J. Blancett, 65, a longtime Silver City resident, entered eternal rest Friday at San Carlos Lake in Arizona. He was a retired bulldozer foreman for Chino Mines in Santa Rita. He was born April 3, 1928, in Clarita, Okla., to the late Fred and Bessie Blancett. Mr. Blancett enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Silver City Elks Club. No services are scheduled. Survivors include his wife, Janie Blancett of Silver City; a son, Bill F. Blancett Jr., and his wife, Reina, of Tucson, Ariz., two daughters and their husbands, Kathryn A. and Dennis Kanely of Santa Fe, and Chris E. and Arthur Morones of Silver City; three brothers, Jack, Haskell, and Bob Blancett; a sister, Emma Hood; and nine grandchildren, Michael and Arturo Morones, Toni Woodward and her husband, Luke and Elaine, Steven, Patrick, Maria, Theresa and Marcelo Blancett. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BLANCETT: J.D. "Jack"" Blancett, 71, formerly of Bayard, passed away Sunday at his home in Ajo, Ariz. He was born April 18, 1923 to Fred and Bessie (Powell) Blancett in Ardmore, Okla. On Aug. 23, 1947 he married Margaret Hunter in Lordsburg. He was a superintendent for Teledyne Tungsten Mining Co. before retiring in 1984. Mr. Blancett enjoyed hunting and fishing, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters, Thelma White and her husband, Jim of Ajo and Nancy Provencio of Dallas; three grandchildren, Robert Gast and his wife, Sherrie of Caruthers, Calif., Sharon Buckley and her husband, Joel of Amarillo, Texas and Steven Provencio, also of Amarillo; a sister, Emma Jean Hood of Mansvile, Okla.; two brothers, Bobby Gene Blancett and his wife, Betty of Mansville and Haskell Blancett and his wife, Daphne of Silver City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Blancett in 1984; a grandson, Ellis Gast; two sisters, Bonny Fay Blancett and Bessie Merline Blancett; and five brothers, Billy Joe Blancett, V.H. Blancett, Kenneth Blancett, Fred Blancett and Vernon Evans. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday in Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Weldon Coker officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BLANCHARD: Frank Blanchard, 85, of Glenwood died at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born April 6, 1899 in Shreveport, La. He was employed in Planning and Construction for the U.S. Navy for many years. Survivors include his wife, Verna E. Blanchard of Glenwood, a son, Charlie Slout of Silver City; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great- great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Glenwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Buddy Allred, O.L. Spooner, Lester Peralta and Lloyd Eubanks. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BLANCHARD: Verna E. Blanchard, 98, formerly of Glenwood, passed away Saturday at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. She was born Oct. 16, 1895, to Frank and Zella (Howard) Simons in Delta, Colo. She married Charlie Slout in 1913 and he preceded her in death in 1918. In March 1922, she married Frank Blanchard. They moved to Glenwood in 1967. Mrs. Blanchard moved to Silver City that same year. She was a member of the Silver City Seventh-day Adventist Church, and enjoyed cooking, and arts and crafts. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her garden. Mrs. Blanchard is survived by a son, Charlie E. Slout and his wife, Helen, of Silver City; a sister, Ora Crittenden of Sutherlin, Ore.; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Simons. Visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel at 210 W. College Ave. in Silver City. Pastor Luis Rendon will officiate. Graveside services will follow at noon in the Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BLACHLY: Louis Bradley Blachly, 76, died in Tucson March 5. He had been ill for a short while. Mr. Blachly was born in Delta, Colo. in 1889. He was a former employee of The Silver City Enterprise as advertising representative. During World War I he was an instructor in the artillery. During World War II he served his country with the State Department as an economic adviser In North Africa, Surviving are Mrs. Blachly are four brothers, Dan and Edward of Silver City; Fred of Washington, D. C., and Ralph of Portland, Ore,; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Carpenter, a son, William, both of Marshfield. Vt. The body was shipped to the University of California to be used for scientific purposes, as was Mr. Blachly’s wish.


BLACHLY: Mrs. Miriam E. Oatman Blachly, a retired political scientist and government expert, died Nov. 13 at a Washington, D. C. sanitarium. She served on the Brookings Institution from 1925 to 1933 and taught political science and economics at the American University Graduate School in the 1930’s, and 1940’s. Also, she was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the American Political Science Association of University Women and an active participant In the Congress for Racial Equality and the American Civil Liberties Union. During World War II, Mrs. Blachly served with the Foreign Economics Administration and the Department of State and she and her husband, Dr. Frederick F. Blachly, served as directors of the New Mexico State Reorganization Commission. She and Dr. Blachly, who survives her, taught at New Mexico Western College from 1949 to 1951. Dr. Blachly is now living with his daughter, Mrs. James R. Holden, at Adelphia, Maryland. Other survivors are two sons, Frederick arid Charles H. Blachly.


BLAND: Mrs. Minna Lee Bland, 58, a resident of Luna- Catron County passed away Wednesday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Surviving are her husband, L Howard Bland; mother, Mrs. Charity R. Wingo; sister, Mrs. Mildred McAlester, all of Luna and a niece, Mrs. Rose Mary Finch, Reserve. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Luna cemetery, by the Rev. B.B. Harding of the Church of Christ, Silver City.


BLANKENSHIP: William A Blankenship, a well known Central merchant for 10 years, died at a Silver City clinic last Friday. Funeral Services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel with rites by the Rev Claude J, Williams pastor of the First Baptist Church of Silver City Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery.


BLANTON: Funeral services for Frank J. Blanton Jr. will he conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Elk City, Okla., with Dr. Gary Harber and the Rev. Roy C. Rowlan officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Elk City. He was horn Aug. 15, 1933, at Cheyenne, Okla., to Frank J. and Vera (Shotwell) Blanton and passed away Monday, April 6, at the age of 64. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1951 and then spent two years in the service. After his discharge, he continued his education and graduated as a pharmacist in 1957. He put himself through school riding bulls and bareback broncs on the professional rodeo circuit. He was married to Lora Faye Akridge on May 26, 1957. To this union, four children were born: Karen, Allen, Diana and Steven. Mr. Blanton owned a drugstore in Post, Texas, and then later moved to Silver City. He retired in Elk City, where he did some relief pharmacy work. He was active in the Lions Club for about 30 years, the American Legion and Legion baseball, the Elks Club and the United Methodist Church of Elk City. Survivors include his wife, Lora Blanton of the Elk City home; four children, Karen Blanton of Elk City, Allen Blanton of Silver City, Diana Blanton of Phoenixville, Pa., and Steven Blanton and his wife, Cyndi, of Silver City: five grandchildren, Jonathan Blanton, Tenisha Blanton, Kashlee Blanton, Cody Blanton and Justin Blanton; and two brothers, Ed Blanton of Albuquerque and Don Blanton of Midwest City, Okla. The family requests memorial donations in Mr. Blanton’s name to the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank


BLANTON: Vera V. Blanton, 72, died Monday afternoon in Silver City. Mrs. Blanton was born in Cheyenne, Okla., and had been a resident of Grant County for several years. She was a member of the Cheyenne Methodist Church. Mrs. Blanton is survived by three sons, Frank Blanton and his wife Lora of Silver City, Ed Blanton and his wife Anita of Albuquerque and Don Blanton and his wife Jeannean of Midwest City, Okla., two sisters, Edith Jackson of Cheyenne and Florence Rupp of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Eli Shotwell of Cheyenne; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral services will he held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cheyenne Methodist Church iii Cheyenne. Interment will follow at the Cheyenne Cemetery. Arrangements in Cheyenne are b the Rose Chapel Funeral home. Local arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BLATTERMAN: Word was received here Saturday of the death of Prescott P. Blatterman of Menlo Park, Calif. He was an executive for W. W. Woolworth prior to his retirement. He is the brother-in-law of Mrs. Lewis E. Foster of Silver City and Qua Hot Springs. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara (Foster) Blatterman of Menlo Park; one son, Prescott Blatterman Jr. of New York. City; two daughters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Mooring of Bellevue, Washington and Mrs. Katherine Keenan; nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. by Roller and Hapgood Mortuary of Palo Alto.


Bleakley: David E. Bleakley, 73, retired miner and prospector of Grant County, died Tuesday. For 20 years he was engaged in mining a Gold Gulch.


BLEST: Barbara C. Blest, 69, a lifetime Mimbres area resident, entered into eternal rest Tuesday. She was born March 5, 1925, in Morenci, Ariz. Ms. Blest dedicated her life to caring for others as an X-ray technician until her retirement from Gila Regional Medical Center. After retirement, she remained active in the Forest Service senior citizen program as an administrative clerk. Second only to her love for her family, she enjoyed the life style of southern New Mexico and life on the farm. Survivors include her two sons, Steve and Ray; six grandchildren, Elaine, Julie, Brian, Eli, Jyl, and Michelle, all of Mimbres; her brother, Gerald Allen, also of Mimbres; and her sister Jeralda Kelley of Baytown, Texas. Calling hours will begin at 3 Friday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The Funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 3, also at Baca's. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Barbara C. Blest Memorial fund in care of 1st New Mexico Bank in Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BLEST: Karen K. Blest, 24, died Friday, August 18, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mrs. Blest, a native of Farmington, was a resident of Silver City at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Raymon Blest of Silver City, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Collard of El Paso, a brother, Donald Mark Collard of El Paso, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Collard of Albuquerque and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther C. Leslie of El Paso. Graveside services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Evergreen East Cemetery in El Paso. In memory of Karen Blest donations may be made to the Hillcrest General Hospital Nursery Fund or the Chad Snedeker Fund in care of Hillcrest Hospital.


BLEVINS: Mrs. Seada Blevins, 87, resident of Grant County since 1917, died Aug. 11 at Hillcrest hospital. She is survived by two sons, Don Blevins of Fort Sumner and Top Blevins of Elida, N. M. two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle B. Simmons, Phoenix, and Mrs. Shortie 0. Henry of Bayard; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Latham of Buckhorn, and Minnie 0. Howe of Truth or Consequences; one brother John W. Rushing, Bakersfield, Calif., and 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services held at Cox Mortuary chapel at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Rev. Francis M. Roundtree of the Central Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery near Buckhorn. Pallbearers were Conn Brown, Alfred Coley, Baxter Evatt, Leslie Goforth and Welden Fortenberry.


BLITZ: Harriet Albrecht Blitz, 74, died Tuesday afternoon in Silver City. Mrs. Blitz was born In McCune, Kan., and had been a resident of Silver City for six years. She was a graduate of the Michael Reese School of Nursing in 1932 and was active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Newcomers Club. Mrs. Blitz is survived by one daughter, Pam Kuthe of Silver City; two Sons, Robert Blitz of Boston, Mass., and Ralph Blitz of Silver City; four sisters, Dorothy Albrecht and Elizabeth Albrecht, both of Tucson, Ariz., Mary Miller of Sun City, Ariz., and Esther Schurter of Tremont, Ill.; and 3 grandchildren, Charles Kuthe, Valerie Kuthe and Daniel Kuthe, all of Silver City. Graveside funeral services will he held at the Grant Memorial Park Cemetery in Grants. Memorial services will he held at lam Monday in the Arenas Valley Community church with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southwester New Mexico Services for the Handicapped Children and Adults, or to the Arenas Valley Community Church. Arrangements by Wheeler.


BLITZ: Ralph Baxter Blitz 49, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of Silver City for the last 18 years. He resided in a Southwestern New Mexico Services Helping Children and Adults group home and participated in the SWSH program
and the work activities center. Mr. Blitz is survived by his sister, Pam Kuthe, and her husband, David; a brother, Robert Blitz; two nephews, Charles and Daniel Kuthe; and a niece, Valerie Kutho. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 10 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Bellows and the Rev. Robert Ihlcfeld officiating. Internment will follow at Memory Lane
Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BLOCK: Ruth L. Block of Silver City passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, at her residence after a brief illness. Graveside memorial will be conducted at Thursday in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. I Wright will officiate. Block was born July 22 1911, in Monmouth, IL daughter of Carl Murphy and Lillian Anderson. She was married to Joseph Block on Feb. 4, 1950 in Silver City. Mr. Block preceded her in death in 1969.
She is survived by a brother, Ralph Murphy Houston; a brother
Joe Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends, and brothers in Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Dorothy Miller, and stepdaughter, Joyce E Block. Mrs. Block was stricken with polio when she was 13 months old. She graduated from Monmouth College Monmouth, IL. in 1933, taught in a rural school a few years and was an accomplished pianist and music teacher. In 1945, she
moved to Silver City and went to work as a switchboard operator for the phone company. She took a fall a few years later and was disabled and could no longer work. The Lord and his will came first in her life. In later years, she became eligible for Coordinated Health Care. She had special caretakers. The women became her friends. Mrs. Block will be dearly missed by her friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Silver City Gospel Mission, Silver City. Bright Funeral Home is in charge.


BLOCKER: Mrs. Mobile Irma Blocker, 26, of Silver City, died Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospital. She was a native of Chihuahua Mexico but had resided most of her life in this community. Survivors of the deceased include her husband, Johnny Blocker: a daughter, Luanna Lyn her parents Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Pena and a sister? Pena; two brothers, Raul and Andy Pena and a sister Mrs. Lola Cordova; all of Silver City. The funeral mass was held Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. James Milano 0fficiatiflg. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers included Raul Pena, Damacio Pena, Victor Pena, Frank Gomez, Charles Cordova and Frank Soliz.


BLOCKER: Thomas Hayden Blocker, 75, died Friday in Las Cruces, New, Mexico. Mr. Blocker was born in Alpine, Texas and lived for many years in Pinos Altos. He recently moved to Cruces where he was living at the time of his death. He was a carpenter by trade and was, interested in mining. Survivors are one sister, Laura Miller of Huron, Kan.: three brothers, Irving Blocker and Preston Blocker of Lawndale, Calif.; Joe Blocker of Los Angeles, Calif.; one niece, Linda Stanton~ and three nephews, Danny, Dick and Bill Blocker. Funeral services will he held in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel Wednesday at 2p.m. with the Rev. Michael (Miki) West officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be J.R. Hotchkiss, L.L. Osmer, Frank Tatsch, George Lyon, Jack Fahrlender and Richard Fahrlender. Honorary pallbearers will he G O. Gwyn and Pat humble. Funeral arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BLOODGOOD: Clyde A. Bloodgood, 76, of Silver City, and for 60 years a resident of Grant County, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. For many years, Mr. Bloodgood owned and operated a ranch on the Mimbres River. He served under three sheriffs of Grant County as a deputy and was an efficient law enforcement officer. Survivors are his wife Mrs. Frances Bloodgood; a son, Lee Bloodgood, and an uncle, Dean L. Bloodgood of Austin, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Claude Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Memory Lane Cemetery with graveside ritualistic services by officers and members of the Elks Lodge of which he was a long time member.


BLOODGOOD: Ellsworth F. Bloodgood, 86, died in his home in Buckhorn Sunday morning. Mr. Bloodgood was born at Conville, N.Y., July 9, 1862, and came to this territory in the 1880's. He was an early-day Indian fighter, a miner, and a rancher. Surviving him are a son, Clyde A. Bloodgood of San Lorenzo, Dean W. Bloodgood, a brother, of Austin TX. and a grandson, Lee of Mimbres. Funeral services were from the Cox mortuary chapel Tuesday afternoon. Internment was in the City Cemetery.


BLOODWORTH: Mrs. Dorothy Bloodworth, 59, of Silver City died Monday at the Hillcrest General Hospital. She had been a resident of Silver City for 25 years. Survivors include her husband Max S. Bloodworth of Silver City; two sons, James L. of the United States Navy and Bill of Silver City; a daughter Mrs. Shirley Brown of Los Angeles, California; four grandchildren; three brothers, Gerald Shilling of Leadbank, N.J., Donald and Norman Shilling, both of Marion, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. Grace Burke of West Newton, Mass., and Mrs. Sue Whitke of Wabash, Ind. The funeral will be held at 2p.m. Friday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev Gordon Curty of the Bayard Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery.


BLOODWORTH: Maxwell S. Bloodworth, 86, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at a veteran’s hospital in Albuquerque. He was born July 17, 1908 to William K. and Anna Mae (Hubbard) Bloodworth in Hamilton, Texas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II. He was a welder-machinist for Kennecott Copper Corp. until retiring in 1966. He married Letitia Twitty on Nov. 1, 1975 in Silver City. Mr. Bloodworth was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Odd Fellows. He is survived by a daughter, Shirley Brown and her husband, Rick of Simi Valley, Calif.; sons, Jim Bloodworth and his wife, Sharon of Poway, Calif. and Bill Bloodworth and his wife, Carol of Thomasville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his former wife. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Elver Hoefer officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BLOOM: Mrs. Ida Maria Bloom, 64, of Silver City, passed away Monday following a long illness. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Gebhert Silver City; a sister. Mrs. William Peterson, Spicer, Minn.: brother, Kenneth Rapp Law, Calif., stepmother, Mrs. Jennie Rapp, El Monte. Calif. Funeral services were set for 2 pm. today at the Messia
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald E. Swanson conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery.


BROOME: Forrest Glee Broome, Hurley, 54, employee of the Kennecott Copper Corporation at Hurley, died Friday at a local hospital Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with interment In Memory Lane Cemetery. Rev. C. M. Henderson, rector of t h e Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiated at the service. Pallbearers were Henry Harden, Frank Lea, John Fellabaum, Amos Stone Don Jett and Homer DeLancey. Survivors include his widow. Mrs. Orlene Broome, Hurley; two sons, Mr. Forrest Broome and Donald R. Broome, Las Cruces; three grandchildren; his father, Clarence E. Broome. Grand Junction, Colo.; his mother, Mrs. Lula May Andrews, St. John, Ariz.: a sister, Mrs. Lola. Bainbrick, San Jose. Calif.: and three brothers, Elgin and Vern Broome, Santa Clara, Calif., and Stanley Broome of Seattle, Wash.


BLUM: Walter Phelps Blum, 65, entered eternal rest Nov. 16 in San Francisco. He was born June 6, 1928, in San Francisco. Mr. Blum worked at Chino Mines and retired in 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire McKeen Blum, and his mother, Virginia Gerold. Survivors include his stepfather, Edward G. Gerold of San Antonio, Texas; his children, Cindy Hill of San Antonio, Lora Sellers of Las Vegas, Nev., Luke Blum of Castro Valley, Calif., Tracy Rendleman of Arenas Valley, Calif., and Jacque Persinger of San Diego, Calif.; his grandchildren, Grif, Holly, Russell, Andy, Eric, Steven, Franklin, Elizabeth, Janice Claire and Joshua; and his great-grandchildren, Christopher and Rebecca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fort Bayard Medical Center.


BOAZ: Johnny M. Boaz, 25, died suddenly Oct. 29 in Melbourne, Fla. He was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Silver City where he lived until July of this year before moving to Melbourne. He was born July 2, 1964, and was a locksmith at Silver City Safe Bolt and Lock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He was a 1982 graduate of Highland High School. Survivors are his father, Gene Boaz of Silver City; a daughter, Megan R. Boaz of Anderson, Ind.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are at 1 p.m. Friday in the Robert D. Loose Funeral Home in Anderson. Calling hours are noon to 1 p.m. Friday before the service. Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Chapman and burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to East 38th St. Church of the Nazarene, Anderson, Ind.


BODINE: Ida Fannie Bodine, 79, longtime resident of Hurley, died in Albuquerque Friday. She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne Rogers of Bayard; a son, Plummer Marlow Bodine Jr. of Duncan, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Dennis Rogers of Beaumont, Texas, Randy Rogers of Bayard, Ava Barris of Silver City, Gary Bowen and Danny Bodine of Duncan and Terry Sisco of Tucson, Ariz.; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985. No services are planned by the family. Curtis-Bright is in charge of local arrangements.


BOGUSCH: Word has been received here of the death of Janet Hinman Bogusch in El Paso, November 27. Mrs. Bogusch was born in Silver City. She was the daughter of prominent Silver City businessman Gifford Hinman and Ruth B. Hinman. Her grandparents were the O.C.Hinmans, who pioneered the development of this part of the country. The deceased is survived by her husband, H.R. Bogusch, a daughter, Gretchen Owen and two sons, Michael and Thomas. Interment was at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

ELLIOTT: Steven Michael Elliott, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Elliott, La Mesa, California, died November 28 at the Grossman Hospital in La Mesa. Mrs. Elliott is the former Beverly Turner, daughter of Joseph B. Turner and Mrs. John W. Pinkerton of Silver City. Her brother is Tommy Turner, also of Silver City. The deceased was a graduate of Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, California. He was a general engineering contractor in business with his brother Brian Elliott, in the S.M. Elliott Construction Co., in El Cajon. Funeral services were December 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in El Cajon.


BOISE: Louise A. Boise, 92, died Saturday, September 22, in Kingman, Ariz. Mrs. Boise was born in Wisconsin and had lived in Silver City and Grant County for the past 70 years. She was a member of the Hurley Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend H James McClelland and the Hurley Chapter No. 43 of the Order of Eastern Star officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were B.A. Robbins, Ben Shantz, Henry Davis, Tom Hill, Hyman Kelly and Paul Lemke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Hurley Community Congregational Church.


BOISE: Helen C. Boise, 75, former resident of Hurley, died May 3 in Fort Collins, Colo. She was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y., to Rev, and Mrs. Chester Carwardine, who preceded her. She is survived her husband, Otis Boise Fort Collins; a son, Cher Boise of Caihan, Colo.; a sister, Grace Denerick of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, Luis Boise and James Boise. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Colins.


BORJORQUEZ: Frank A. Borjorquez, 92, a former resident of Grant County, died Tuesday in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by one son, Jacob, and two grandchildren, all of El Paso. Rosary will be recited this evening at 7 and Mass will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Truth or Consequences. Burial will follow in Truth or Consequences. The French Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


BOLLES: John L. Bolles, 71, a resident of Silver City, passed away
Tuesday at his residence. He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Rocky Ford, Colo. to Ralph B and Linnie (Leckrone) Bolles. He attended Colorado University prior to enlisting in the Army Engineer Corps during World War II. He served in Europe and the Pacific. After being discharged from the Army, he attended Colorado School of Mines, where be was a member of the Scabbard and Blade Society. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army reserve upon his graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering with mineral dressing option. After graduation he worked for the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. in Anaconda, Mont for 15 years. He moved in 1964 to Morenci,AZ where he was employed as a mill metallurgist for Phelps Dodge, later becoming branch manager. He also was branch manager of the Phelps Dodge operation at Ajo. He retired from Phelps Dodge in 1984 and moved to Silver City. He was an active member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal church, where he was the church treasurer in addition to being a member of the vestry and the church foundation. He was also, a member of the Silver City Museum board and the head of the Museum Foundation. Mr. Bolles was a member of the American Institute of Mining Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineering and a member of the Copper Crest Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 5l years, Maxine Russell Bolles; three sons, John F. Bolles and his wife, Antonietta of Simi Valley; Calif., David R. Bolles and his, wife, Pixie, of Jamestown,
Calif., and Thomas R. Bolles and his wife, Linda, of Littleton. Colo.; a daughter, Barbara B. Freeman, and her husband. John, of San Diego; a
brother, Robert B. Bolles, and his wife, Thelma, of Denver; and two sisters, Janet McNeil and her husband Dexter , of La Junta. Colo., and Mary Jane Reed and her husband, Robert, of Reston, VA. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church or to the Silver City Museum. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Memorial services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert Ithefeld officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral home.


BOLLING: Arthur William Bolling, 79, a resident of Silver City since 1954, died Monday, June 15, at his home. He was born June 22, 1918, in Cheney, Neb., to the late John and Alma (Sutter) Boiling. Mr. Boiling was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, and was a former Boy Scout leader. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Keith LeMay officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Michael Bolling, and his wife, Kathy, of Park City, Utah; a daughter, Linda Bearup of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchi1-dren, Mark and Jeffrey Bolling, Scott Bearup and Wendy Buzzard; and two great-grandchildren, Lydia Buzzard and James Bearup. Pallbearers will be Art Duran, Don Beam, George Saybr, Dr. Richard Steinzig, Ray Leon, and Jack Stepp. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BOLLINGER: Velma Christine Bollinger of Hurley went home to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, her 61st wedding anniversary. She was a resident of Grant County for the past 16 years. She was born Jan. 28, 1913, to Charles C. Murphy and Bertha (Maghee) Murphy in Bloomfield, Mo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard. Mrs. Bollinger is survived by her loving husband, Arylis Bollinger; her children, Dorothy Wilson of Swansea, Ill., Catherine Vaughn of Sparta,
Ill., Sue Rowland of Hurley, and Robert "Bob" Bollinger of Hurley; her brothers, Robert Murphy of Memphis, Tenn., Clayton Murphy of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and George Murphy of Cottage Hills, Ill; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Murphy; her mother, Bertha Murphy; and her brothers, Clifford Murphy and Lloyd Maghee. She will be remembered as a faithful servant, of the Lord and a witness for him to all she knew. Funeral services are pending at Lake View.


BOLT: Funeral services for Forrest M. Bolt, former Silver City resident, were held Saturday, Jan. 30, in Clifton, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife, Jerry, a daughter in Little Rock, Ark., a brother In Seattle, Wash., and a sister in Arkansas. Interment was at the Clifton cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of Silver City for 25 years before moving to Clifton. He had been employed as an automobile salesman by Kauffman Motors.


BOLTON: Julius, “Red” B. Bolton, 73, died here October 12 following a brief illness. Mrs. Artie “Anif” Bolton preceded him in, death in September of this year. Mr. Bolton was a native of Silver City. He was a former assistant, police chief of Silver City. He retired as fire chief in 1965, and since that time has been in the mining business. He is survived by several nieces and a nephew. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Eugene, A. Bjork of the Valley Community Church, officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joe Scholl, Calvin Salars, Lewis Osmer, Walter Wilson, Jimmy Gonzales and Pat Diaz.


Mrs. Artie (Ann) L.Bolton, 76, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital September 5 following an extended illness. Mrs. Bolton was a native of Meridian, Miss. and had lived in Grant County for the past 50 years. She was a retired nurse. Survivors include her husband, J.B. “Red” Bolton of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 11a.m Saturday with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev, Eugene A. Bjork of the Grant County Community Parish officiated. Casket bearers were Lewis Osmer, Calvin Salars, Bob Collier, Toad Wilson, Lucas Valencia and Lewis Martinez.


BOLTON: W. E. Bolton brother of J. B. Bolton, died at his home In National City, Calif., Aug. 21. He was born Aug. 20, 1892 in Georgetown. Besides his brother, he is survived by his wife, Letitia; two daughters, Mrs. Rex Fassett of Oracle, Ariz., and Miss Louise Bolton of National City; and by one sister, Mrs. Lila Scheoff of San Francisco.


BOMAR: Jack Bomar, 67, of Silver City passed away Thursday in a veteran’s hospital in Albuquerque. Mr. Bomar was born March 2, 1926 to Fred and Ora (Banister) Bomar in Crowell, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. He moved to Silver City in 1965 and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by two nephews, Bill Bomar of Longmont, Colo., and Mack Tucker of Meeker, Colo.; a niece, Bobbie Kelley of Longmont; a sister-in-law, Della Bomar of Longmont; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Bomar and Hartley Bomar. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain Dave Strain officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BOND: Lois A1ene Bond, 86, a former resident of Bayard, passed away Friday at Horizon Southwest Health Care Center in Silver City, where she resided for several years. Visitation will begin at 11 Tuesday morning at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will begin there that afternoon at 2. The Rev. Jesse Liles, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. The service will conclude there, with private interment at Memory Lane Cemetery. She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Cumby, Texas, to James Neal Bowden and Lillian Esther Odom. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion in Texas prior to moving to New Mexico many years ago. She loved to dance. Survivors include a son, Doyle, and his wife, Teddy Gore, of Bayard; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BONDOW: Louis V. Bondow, 84, died Saturday evening in Silver City. Mr. Bondow was born in Neenah, Wis., and was a resident of Silver City since 1974. He was a communicant of the Saint Francis Newman center and was a member of the Silver City senior citizens. Mr. Bondow is survived by his wife, Minnie Bondow, whom he married on July 16, 1929 in Poygan, Wis.; one daughter, Louise Bondow Leon of Silver City; one sister, Irene Allen of Neenah; and five nieces and four nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Procknow and Anna Borchert; and by one brother, John Bondow. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Wednesday in the Saint Francis Newman Center with the Rev S John Tickle officiating. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will he Richard Leon, Raymond Leon Sr., Ray Leon Jr., Rudy Springler, Sandy Armijo and Ed Theis. In lieu of flowers persons may make donations to the Saint Francis Newman Center in his memory. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral home of Silver City.


BONDOW: Minnie A. Bondow, 81, died Tuesday at her home in Silver City. She was born in Wisconsin on April 5, 1909. After graduation, she taught school, then married Louis Bondow and lived on a farm. After retirement, she lived in Arizona City, Ariz., until moving to Silver City, where she was active with senior citizen's programs. Survivors include her daughter, Louise; a sister, Elizabeth; three brothers, Louis, Leonard and James; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, on June l, 1985. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. today. A wake service Friday at 9 a.m. will be followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Newman Center. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. George Reynolds will preside. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Newman Center. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home.


BONILLA: Eva C. Bonilla, 68, a Silver City resident, entered eternal life Sunday at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Bonilla, a devoted homemaker, was born Oct. 7, 1926 in Loving to Manuel and Viviana Valenzuela Calderon. She and her husband, Antonio, moved to Silver City from Carlsbad in 1968. She was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Francis Newman Center. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Antonio R. Bonilla, of the home; one son, Ernesto Bonilla and his wife, Mary Ann of Carlsbad; and four daughters, Alice Bonilla of Bayard, Molly Chavez and her husband, Zeke of Arenas Valley, Anita Grossman and her husband, Bill of Phoenix, and Arcelia Feinen and her husband, Mike, also of Phoenix. She is also survived by her brothers, Victor Calderon and his wife, Celia of Tularosa, Francisco Calderon and his wife, Amelia of Odessa and Alfredo Calderon, also of Odessa; three sisters, Adelaida Alvarado and her husband, Jesus of Artesia, Maria Ramos and her husband, Armando of Kermit, Texas, and Asusena Brito and her husband, Bernabe of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Pilar Calderon and Manuel Calderon; and two sisters, Juanita Perez and Lola Gomez. Visitation will be held today from 4-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosary at seven, also at Baca's. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Francis Newman Center in Silver City with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Henry Perez, Lionel Calderon, Avelardo Alvarado, Javier Ramos, Rudy Paez, Robert Calderon , Ricky Calderon and Ernest Gomez. Honorary bearers are Gabriel Bonilla, Zeke Chavez, Eric Bonilla, Michael and M.J. Feinen, Michael Perez, Jimmy Perez and Ricky Alvarado, and all her nephews, family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels.


BONINE: Callie E. Croom Bonine, age 94, died May 23 in El Paso, Tex. Mrs. Bonine was born Jan. 25, 1887 in Leakey, Tex. She had lived around the Cliff area for about 68 years. Mrs. Bonine is survived by four daughters, Alma Hooker of San Simon, Ariz., Gussie Coleman of Silver City, Helen Beach of El Paso, and Ola Mae Flahaity of Burbank, Calif.; two sons, Henry Croom of Tucson, Ariz. and Robert E. Croom of Prescott, Ariz.; one sister, Bertha of Houston. Graveside services were held for Mrs. Bonine on Tuesday, May 26 at 3:30 in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila, NM. Pastor Floyd Ramsey of Las Cruces officiated. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BONNER: Clyde W. Bonner of Hurley died at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bonner is survived by his wife, Tajauna; three daughters, Bonnie Moisant of Oklahoma City; Jacquetta McAfeeof Olathe, Kan., and Phyllis Bonner of Hurley; his mother, Ada Bonner of Byers, Okla. and one sister, Cleo Corbett also of Byers; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mr. Bonner and family had lived in Hurley for the past 37 years, where Mr. Bonner had worked for Kennecott. Mr. Bonner will be flown to Stratford, Okla. for funeral services with burial in Byers. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BONNER: Jonathan Curt Bonner,? 1, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1993, to Arlene Bonner. He is survived by his mother, Arlene Bonner of Hurley; a sister,
Tamrah Bonner, also of Hurley; his maternal grandmother, Phyllis Dinwiddie of Silver City; and his maternal great-grandmother, Tajauna Bonner of Byars, Okla. No services will be held. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BOOKMAN: Dr. Gladys Bookman, 72, retired noted educator, died Sunday at Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso, TX., following an extended illness. A native of Maryville, MO., Dr. Bookman joined the faculty of Western New Mexico University in 1952, and retired in August of 1966. Dr. Bookman established the department of guidance as a graduate program in 1952 at WNMU, the first master's degree program in guidance offered in the state. She came to WMNU after four years as dean of women at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. She earned her B.A. degree from Iowa State University, and taught speech at Phoenix AZ., in Union High School for 10 years. She attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, obtaining her master's and doctorate degree, and while there worked in the guidance office. She was a member of the New Mexico State Mental Health Association and served on the state board for five years. She was a member of the New Mexico and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association and the New Mexico State Guidance Association. Dr. Bookman was a member of the National Association for Counselors, Educators and Supervisors, a division of the American Personnel and Guidance Association. She was recognized as a pioneer in establishing guidance and counseling as a professional educational activity. Other services included publications in the fields of educational guidance and mental health. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jack Rowlett of San Clemente, CA., who has been with her in El Paso during her recent hospitalization.


BOONE: Aimee Adell Boone, 97,died Monday in El Paso, Texas. She was born June 14, 1899, in Highland, Ill., to George and Angelique Vulliet. She had been a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Ralph Boone and wife, Betty, and Howard Boone and wife, Joy, all of Anthony; daughters, Doris Russell and husband, Chester, of Anthony, and Marilyn Coffman and husband, Bill, of Harlingen, Texas; and brother, George Vulliet, and wife, Ila, of San Diego. Also surviving are 14 Grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arvif Boone, and a daughter, Billie Jo Kienholz. Visitation will he held from 4-6 p.m. today at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Funeral services will he held at 10 am. Saturday, also at Getz Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Kienholz and Yates Folk officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Memory Lane cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers will be her grandsons In lieu of flowers, may be made to the Church of Christ, Anthony, Texas or to a charity of choice Arrangements are by Gietz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.


BOONE: H. Boone, widely known retired well drilling contractor, and for many years a resident of Silver City, died last week in Mimbres Memorial Hospital at Deming, after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary with burial in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Nona Boone; two sons, Eddie Boone, Silver City, and Wayne Boone, Hatch; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Las Cruces and eight grandchildren; a brother and, four sisters.


BOONE: James A. Boone, 77, died in El Paso last week. Mr. Boone was a former Grant County resident before moving to Anthony several years ago. He is survived by his wife, Aimee; two sons, Ralph and Dale; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Russel and Mrs. Marilyn Cauffman, all of Anthony; 14 grandchildren and a sister. Funeral services by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BOONE: Funeral services for Pfc. Norby Ray Boone, who was killed in an accident in Draguignan, France, on Aug. 18, 1944, will be held here at the Church of Crist Sunday Oct. 31, at 3P.M. Dale Saxton pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Silver city cemetery. Hinman mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Ray is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Boone, one sister Mildred and two brothers, Wayne and Eddie. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Morisson, Jack Owen, Ray York, Windell Betts, Robert Cook, and Curtis Raymer. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Simpkins, Jay Roseberry, Gilbert Bailey, Johnny Bowie, Joe Harel, and John Rowen.


BOONE: Robert R. Boone, a retired U.S. Navy commander, died Sept. 29 in San Diego. He was born in Capitan on Nov. 16, 1927 and grew up in various cities and ranches in New Mexico and Arizona. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he majored in political science and met his wife to be, Gail Witman. He received his commission in 1951. As a midshipman in the NROTC he served on the USS Iowa. He began his naval career as an aviator and during his career was stationed aboard the USS Oriskany, Yorktown and Hornet. On the latter two ships, he was the staff intelligence officer. He served in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific fleets, and was assigned variously to the diplomatic corps and the Pentagon. He also served five tours of duty in Vietnam. His last duty assignment was for the U.S. European Command as chief intelligence officer for the Middle East. He often was given the duty of briefing the president in times of crisis. He received many honors during his career, among them the Meritorious Service Medal. His civilian career, with the zoning department in San Diego, was distinguished by commendations from the public and those he worked with. He was a loving and gentle man, and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. He is survived by Gail, his wife of more than 45 years; his daughter, Robin of San Diego; his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Lisa of Los Angeles, and son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Elizabeth of Minneapolis; and his two beloved granddaughters, Olivia and Phoebe, also of Minneapolis. His ashes will be returned to the mountains of New Mexico.


BOONE: Rose M. Boone, 88, died Wednesday, June 13, in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Boone was born in Bee Ranch, Arkansas and had been a life long resident of Grant County. She was a life long member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Boone is survived her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Las Cruces, two sons, Wayne Boone of Las Cruces, Eddie P. Boone of Silver City, a sister, Mrs. Bess Pledger of Harrison, Arkansas, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at 2 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Memory Lane Cemetery with Mr. Albert Botts officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Dale Rogers, Clyde Isabell, LeeRoy Cooper, Larry Morrison, Zeke Salazar and John Snedeker.

BOOTH: Funeral services were held at Curtis Chapel Monday for Col. Royden C. Booth, USA (Ret.), 65, who died Thursday following an extended Illness. Burial was made at Fort Bayard VA Cemetery: Survivors include two sons, R C. Booth, Jr., Silver City, and Dr. Ernest A. Booth, Inglewood, Calif.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Logan, Utah, and Mrs. Nancy Boarman, St. Davids, Pa.


BOOTH: Nancy Blanche Booth, 94, of Arenas Valley passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, in Silver City Care Center. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Mrs. Booth was born July 26, 1908, in Dayton, N.M. She was the daughter of Thomas Gooden New and Lula Maybell Crawford New. She was married to Elgie Booth. He preceded her death May 9, 1975. She is survived by two sons, Gene Booth and Jimmy Booth and a daughter, Thelma Booth and her companion, Lowell West, all of Silver City; two sisters, Lessie Black, and Ethel Walkup and her husband, FIoyd, all of Hurley; nine grandchildren, Becky Booth of Las Cruces, Carl Nard and his wife, Barbara, of Albuquerque, Brenda Booth and her companion, Matthew, Lisa Booth, James Booth and John Booth, all of Silver City, and Wanda Reed. Patricia Reed L and Linda Reed, all of California; a great-grandchild, Adrian Alexander Saffel of Silver City; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mildred Nadine Reed; and three grandsons, Billy Reed, Bobby Reed and Tommy Reed. Mrs. Booth grew up in Artesia and, attended schools there. In her early years, she helped raise her brother and sister. She moved to Lake Valley, N.M., where she met and married Elgie Booth in 1929. After marrying, they owned and operated a cattle ranch in the Lake Valley area, where they spent most of their lives. Mrs. Booth moved to Deming in the early 1980s after her husband's death, to be closer to her sisters. Mrs. Booth enjoyed music, especially music written and recorded by her son. Gene. She loved cooking for her family. Mrs. Booth had a special love for horses and cattle. She was a very loving, caring person, and will be truly missed by her family and many friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BOOTH: Grace Ethel Booth, 65, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Tuesday at her home in Silver City. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, and was a homemaker. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 Friday morning at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. She is survived by two sons, Robert Raily of Capitan, and Carl Nard of Hawaii; two daughters, Daisy Nard of Socorro, and Thelma Booth of Silver City; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BOOTH: Mina D. Booth passed away on November 13, 1981 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Booth was born in Colorado on July 19, 1890. She was the wife of the late Oscar Booth, the mother of Robert Booth of Silver, the sister of Margaret Tirey of Beaumont, Tex. and Mary Dull of Montrose, Colo. Other survivors include her half brother, Harry Hunington of Miami, Ariz., and three grandsons, John Smith of Dallas, Tex., Allen Smith of Belen, N.M. and Roy Smith of Pair-of-Dice, Calif. Services for Mrs. Booth were held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at graveside in Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. All arrangements were under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.


BOOTH: Robert Oscar, 78 of Mimbres entered life eternal Tuesday morning. He was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Hurley and had been a lifetime Grant County resident. Mr. Booth retired from Asarco after 37 years. He worked as a machine shop foreman. He was active in sports during his high school years at Hurley High. Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest funeral Chapels with friends and family officiating. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy F. Booth of Mimbres; and three nephews, John E. Smith of Dallas, Allen Smith of Belen, and Roy E. Smith of Sacramento, Calif. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BORENDA: Jose L Borenda, 78, a resident of Fierro for 48 years, died Monday at his home. He was a retired laborer and well known in the mining district. Survivors are three sons, ’ Santiago, Santos and Ramon Borenda all of Hanover; two daughters, Mrs. Juana Madrid of Bayard and Mrs. Belen Muniz of grants; and 19 grandchildren. Rosary services were held Tuesday at 7pm in the Curtis mortuary chapel and mass was said at the Fierro Catholic church Wednesday at 9:30am with the Rev Frank Sierra officiating. Burial followed at the Fierro cemetery.


BORENSTEIN: Fred Borenstein, 76, a resident of Silver City since 1912, and one of the most prominent and respected citizens of the community, passed away Sunday at the family home, 406 W. Sixth St., following an illness of seven months. Born in Russia, Mr. Borenstein came to the United States at the age of 18, first locating in New York City. He came to the Southwest in 1899 and was engaged in merchandising for several years in El Paso, Nogales and Phoenix, before coming to Silver City to make his permanent home for 45 years. In 1920 he married Miss Josephine Lesser of New York City, who survives him, together with a son, Allen of El Paso. The lifetime career of Fred Borenstein was outstanding. He was active for many years in various businesses, including mining. It is recalled that he took over and finished the first modern housing development project in Silver City to relieve an acute housing shortage that had existed for years and at the time of his death was the owner of extensive improved real estate, including many rental houses. One of his greatest achievements of which he was most proud was the chairmanship for 15 years of the Grant County U.S. Savings Bond Committee, during which period residents of the County set an enviable record of more than a million dollars a year invested in Government Bonds. The optimism of Mr. Borenstein in the growth and progress of Silver City and Grant County was inspiring. His faith in the community and its future never wavered and he had a leading part in every project and activity for the benefit of the community. His worthwhile service was unselfish. He was a loyal and unfailing friend. Mr. Borenstein was a member of Silver City Lodge No. 8, A.F. & A.M., a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Shrine. Officers of the Masonic Lodge conducted ritualistic rites at the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment took place in Mount Sinai cemetery in El Paso. Serving as pallbearers were Frank Light, H.O. Robertson, Leo Schiff, Paul R. Gantz, Sidney Curtis and ? Frank. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. N.D. Frazin, Wayne Wilson and M.F. Lime, Silver City and Leon Kolosky, Louis Fischbein, Art Modelson, Sam Katz and Morry Souchat of El Paso.


BORENSTEIN: Former Grant County resident Josephine Borenstein died Dec. 20 at the age of 90 in Houston, Texas. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Cynthia Borenstein of Houston; a nephew, David Lesser; and grandchildren Gail and Fred Borenstein of Houston. Memorial services were held Monday. Levy Funeral Directors.
Borenstein: Marjorie Borenstein, 72, died Thursday in Santa Monica, California. Mrs. Borenstein was born in Grand-Ledge, Michigan and was raised in Deming before moving to Silver City in 1926. She married her husband, Jack Borenstein, in 1931 in Silver City and with him owned and managed Borenstein Department Store, which opened in 1892. Mrs. Borenstein is survived by two sons, David Borenstein of Greenville, South Carolina, Daniel Borenstein of Los Angeles; a sister, Genevive Funk of Huntington Beach, California; two brothers, Dennis Kerr of Phoenix and Lloyd Kerr of Deming; and four grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Burial will follow in the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery beside her husband Jack Borenstein who passed away in 1964.


BORENSTEIN: In the death last Saturday in Providence Memorial Hospital El Paso of Jack Borenstein, 73, Silver City lost one at its best-known pioneer merchant, civic leaders, who had resided in Silver City since 1908. He was associated with his sister, Miss Rosa Borenstein, and nephew Barney Borenstien in the ownership and management of Borenstein’s Department store, established in 1892. Founders of the store were the Borenstien brothers of New York City. Mr. Borenstien was born in Schaegarott Russia Sept 22 1890. All of his adult life was spent in Silver city in active business. During WW I he served in the U S Army overseas. He was a member of the American legion and the Veteran’s of foreign Wars which he had served as post commander was a past master of the Silver city Lodge of Masons and past exalted Ruler of the BPOE. …………


BORNEMANN: Clara V. Bornemann, 57, of Saddle Rock Canyon died Saturday, Aug. 6, in Fort Bayard Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born April 17, 1891 in Philadelphia, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Magee McWilliams and lived in Carney, N.J. For most of her life Mrs. Bornemann was a secretary for the Fidelity Union Trust Company, Newark, NJ. ,and was a member of Trinity Episcopal church of Arlington N J. She is survived by her sister-in-law Alice F McWilliams of Saddle rock; her nephew and his wife Seldon and Jean McWilliams of Saddle rock; a nephew, Charles W McWilliams of Baltimore. A memorial was held Aug 14 in the Cliff Trinity Church under the direction of Rev David Goble.


BORREGO: Jose R. Borrego, 76, died Monday in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born in Silver City and had resided in Los Angeles most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Zoyola Borrego of Los Angeles; one sister, Lita B. Ortiz of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. Services are pending.


BORREGO: Lorenzo G. Borrego, 76, of Silver City, died Tuesday. Mr. Borrego was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a filter operator at Chino Mines Co. and retired after 30 years of service. Mr. Borrego is survived by his wife, Carmen Borrego of Silver City; one daughter, Jean B. Barreras of Rowland Heights, Calif.; three sons, Bobby Borrego and Norman Borrego of Silver City and Rudolph Borrego of Pasadena, Calif., two sisters, Josephine Horcasitas of Silver City and Virginia Fletcher of Deming; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A visitation was held today from 2-4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and rosary recitation will be held tonight at 7, also in the Wheeler chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Richard Lynch will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be David Borrego, Mandy Borrego, Bobby Borrego, Jr., Michael Borrego, Emile Borrego and Eric Barreras. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Frank Gonzales Sr., Joe T. Morales, Rudy Jacquez, Dennis Barreras, Steve Aguirre, Albert Cardoza, Tony Jacquez, Frank Salaiz, Mike Melendrez and Crecencio Moreno. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BORUNDA: David S. Borunda, 22, passed away July 27 as a result of injuries received in an auto accident near Vanadium. Mr. Borunda was a native of Fierro arid had lived there all his life. He was employed as a miner and was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict.
Survivors include his widow, Esther, of Fierro; one son, David of Fierro; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Santos Borunda of Fierro; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Gonzales of Silver City and Miss Lupe Borunda of Fierro; two brothers, Jose of El Paso, Tex., and Alfredo of Fierro
Rosary services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, at 8 p.m. Sunday with the funeral Mass being recited at the Fierro Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Internment followed in the Fierro Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Paul Ragaziñskas officiating. Casket bearers were Jose Borunda, Jimmy L. Borunda, Steve Gonzales, Armando Amador, Willie Madrid, Jr., and Manuel Young Jr.


BORUNDA: Antonia S. Borunda, 77, a lifelong resident of Fierro and Bayard, died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center.’ She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in El Paso, Texas, to Jose and Manuela Sanchez. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Her favorite pastime was going to play bingo almost every day with her many friends. She enjoyed going for long walks and visiting with everyone any chance she got. Calling hours will be from 4-7 this evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:30 at Our Lady of Fatima in Bayard with Father Rafael Arano officiating. Interment will follow at the Fierro Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Don Boger, Ronnie Borunda, David Borunda Jr., Freddy Borunda Jr., Stevie Gonzales Jr., Adam Gonzales, and Esequiel “Odig” Borunda. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Elizabeth Zazueta, Annette Gonzales, Josie Borunda, Dianna Borunda, Sabrina Borunda, and all her many nieces and nephews. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Santos Borunda; two daughters, Lupe Borunda of Bayard and Julia Gonzales of Silver City; three Sons, Jose Borunda and his wife, Rebecca, of San Manuel Ariz., Freddy F. Borunda and his wife, Teresa, of San Manuel, and Larry Borunda and his wife, Tammy, of Fierro; a sister, Lupe Sedillos of Bayard; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Borunda of Fierro; two sisters-in-law, Juana Madrid and husband, Freddy, of Bayard, and Belen Mufliz and husband, Bias, of Grants; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; nine brothers; one sister; a son, David Borunda.


Borunda; David Melendrez Borunda, 81, resident of Deming, died April 2 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born March 23, 1903 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and had moved to Deming from California in 1979. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Rosary services were held April 2 at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary and the Mass of the Christian Burial were held April 5 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Fr. Jesus De Arrilucea officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Julia Borunda of Deming; two sons, Gilberto and David Borunda III of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Elma Barroso of Los Angeles, Calif. and Lilia Borunda of Deming; one sister, Refugio Borunda of Mexico and 14 grandchildren. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BORUNDA: Elisa Lorea Borunda, 70, a resident of Hanover, died Wednesday morning at her home. Mrs. Borunda was born June 7, 1918 in Tyrone and was a lifetime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hanover; was a member of the church choir; and was a member of the prayer group of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. She was a very active member of the senior citizens program in Central. Survivors include four daughters, Isabel Salas of Lakewood, Ca, Pauline Rascon of Turnerville, Susie Murillo of Silver City and Teresa Flores of Fort Bayard; three sons, Santiago Borunda of Truth or Consequences, Albert Borunda of Hanover and Henry Borunda of Hurley; four sisters, Miceala Trujillo of San Fernando, Ca, Esther Andazola of Fierro, Margarita Duran of Colton, Ca, and Angelita Ayala of Las Cruces; three brothers, Felipe Lorea of Colton, Roberto Lorea of Silver City and Jesus Lorea of Hanover; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Borunda, in December 1980, and by her parents, Jesus C. Lorea and Merced A. Lorea. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with rosary recitation following at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m., also in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Frank Salas Jr., Alfred Rascon Jr., Tobias Rascon, Tommy Borunda, Timmy Borunda, and Ysidro Murillo. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tony Andazola, Oscar Allison, Edward Lorea and Santos Borunda. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BORUNDA: Ramon O. Borunda died in his home Dec. 13. Mr. Borunda was born in Mexico, Sept. 15, 1914, and soon after moved to Hanover, where he lived most of his life. Borunda was a retired miner from Empire Zinc Co. He is survived by his wife, Elisa L., three sons, Santiago L. Borunda Albuq., Alberto L. of Lakewood, Calif., and Henry L. of Hurley. Four daughters, Isabel B. Salas of Lakewood, Calif., Pauline B. Rascon of Turnerville, Susie B. Murillo of Silver City and Teresa B. Flores of Fort Bayard; two brothers Santos Borunda and Santiago O. Borunda, both of Fierro, N.M.; two sisters, Belen Muniz of Grants, and Juana Madrid of Bayard; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Pallbearers were Santiago L. Borunda, Alfred B. Rascon, Jr., Santos Borunda, and Santiago O. Borunda. Rosary was Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Chapel, and Mass Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in Hanover with the Rev. Father Esteban Lopez officiating at both services. The Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of all local arrangements.


BOSH: Henry A Bosh, 79, of Nogal, NM died Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Molly bosh. Following funeral services burial will take place in the National cemetery at Santa Fe.


BOSLEY: Mrs. Bertha Bosley retired Silver City high school teacher, died early today in Hillcrest general hospital after a short illness. She was 63. A resident of Silver City since 1921, Mrs. Bosley taught English and Latin at Teachers High School now Western high since shortly after her arrival here until her retirement two years ago. She lived at 1400 Alabama St. Mrs. Bosley was a graduate of Oberlin College. She came here with her husband, the late Dr. Cart Bosley for his health. Prior to coming here, she lived in Sioux City, IA. Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert Bosley, who recently received his medical degree from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, 0hio Where he now lives. He will be here tomorrow to complete funeral arrangements now pending with Cox mortuary. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Vinton Brown, Washington.D. C.: Mrs. Mae Peterson, Portland. Ore.; Mrs Helen Greotue, Portland; Ethel Johnson, Britton S. DK.; three brothers, Emmons Johnson, Portland: John Johnson, South Dakota, and Oliver Johnson, Portland, and her step-mother Mrs. Oscar Johnson. Portland.


BOSSHART: Marion S. Bosshart, 56, a resident of Silver City most of her life, died early Thursday morning in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Mrs. Bosshart was born in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 13, 1933. She was a homemaker. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Lynn Burkhart of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Survivors include her husband, John A. Bosshart of Silver City; three daughters, Sharon Bosshart and Diane Hicks, both of Silver City and Vickie Broyles of Ault, Colo.; and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Grant County Unit. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel.


BOSSHART: Services were held April 22 at Ballard Funeral Home for Paul Arthur Bosshart, 80, of Roswell, who died April 20 in Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell. Mr. Bosshart was born on Dec. 27, 1908 in Ridgeway, Pa., to John August and Marti Bosshart. John August Bosshart, who held a doctorate of theology at Heidelburg University in Germany, moved immediately after Paul Bosshart's birth to New York City where he was the senior minister at the Church of the Dutch Reform located on 1 Ivy St. Paul Bosshart lived in New York City until he was 12, when his father was fatally injured in a traffic accident. After this, his mother returned him to Switzerland to finish his schooling. After completing secondary school, he returned to the United States to locate his mother. On entering the country, he was detained by immigration authorities at Ellis Island. Three weeks later, after locating family friends and convincing officials of his identity, he was released and allowed to enter the country. Unable to locate his mother, he worked for some family friends who owned a New York tile company and later traveled to Angola, Ind., where he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He was graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and embarked on a professional engineering career. He gained notability in the areas of mining engineering and blasting. His accomplishments were noted on many occasions in professional trade journals. Gaining the attention of the Mexican government, he was sent to Mexico at the request of his U.S. employer to oversee the installation of many major thoroughfares in the country's mountainous states. He later played a principal role in the installation of intercontinental ballistic missiles in the midwestern region of the United States, working for Martin Marietta, Morrison Knudison and several other U.S.based contractors. He retired in 1973 as the project engineer over mechanical and electrical installation at the ATT Cable Plant/Bell Laboratories in Atlanta, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Belle Bosshart of Roswell, and his children, John and Mary Bosshart of Silver City, William R. Bosshart of Roswell and Arthur D. Bosshart of Burleson, Texas.


BOStrOM: John Edward Bostrom, better known to the people as Burro Joe, passed away the night of June 15, ten miles south of the Hot Springs on the "Frisco" River. He was working on some mining claims and had a massive coronary. Funeral arrangements are pending, due to trying to locate next of kin. Joe was born Nov. 10, 1917 in Minneapolis. He came to this area when he was about 17. One of his first jobs was picking lettuce for "Pappy" Reed a the Grande Farms in Pleasanton. It is now the L. & S. Enterprises. Joe was very interesting to talk to, when he felt like talking. He has told us some interesting things through the years. Joe had a lot of friends around the country, as far as I know he never hurt anyone but himself. He was a character in his time, and will be a legend of this area in years to come.


BOSWORTH: Albert M. Bosworth, 59, died at Hillcrest Hospital May 31. Bosworth was a native of Corona and had lived in Grant County for the past 34 years. At the time of his death he was the engineer for the Town of Silver City. He was secretary-treasurer of the Gila Southwest Association of Surveyors and Mappers, and was a member and past master of Silver City Masonic Lodge No 8, Af&Am. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Silver City; one son, Robert of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Sturges of El Paso; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Goodnight of South Gate, Calif.; and his father John Bosworth of Jay, Okla. Funeral services wee held June 3 with the Rev. James McClelland of the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery with Silver City Masonic Lodge No 8, AF&Am conducting graveside services. Casket bearers were Joe M. Acosta, Manuel Acosta, Kenneth Wallin, Vic Topmiller, Jr., Wilson Conover, and Pat Gutierrez. Honorary bearers were Reginaldo Dominguez, Calixto M. Munoz, Hilton Dickson, John Harland, John Lopez, Thomas Ryan, Librado Maldonado, and Manuel Serna. The family has requested that those who desire may make memorial contributions to the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City or the Heart Fund in care of the Funeral Home.


BOSWORTH: Phyllis W. Bosworth, 62, died Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Bosworth was born in Pueblo Colo., and made her home in Silver City for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for Planned Parenthood. She was preceded in 1975 in death by her husband, Albert M. Bosworth, who was an engineer for the Town of Silver City. Mrs. Bosworth is survived by a daughter, Jane Sturges of El Paso, a son, Robert W. Bosworth of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, a sister, Carolyn Bullock of Texas City, Texas, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend James G. McClelland officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were James C. Lane, Carl F. Scholle, Carl W. Scholle, Frank Parrish, Odel Fortenberry and Don Ruttan. Honorary pallbearers were Hilton Dickson, Manny Acosta, Dick Grandi, Henry Bagby, Joe Welsh, Jeff Glen, Herb Watkins, Howard Mann, Rubert Robertson and Joe Acosta. Mrs. Bosworth lay in state in the Curtis-Bright Chapel Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.


BOTTOM: Funeral mass was said Wednesday at 10am in St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by the Rev Fr R A Vander Haar for Willie Bottom, 68, pioneer resident of Silver City, who died in his home Sunday. Funeral services took place in the Catholic cemetery under direct in the
Curtis Mortuary. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clara Baca of Los Angeles.


BOTTS: Albert Earl Botts, 84, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born to Earl and Alice Botts on April 30, 1916, in Lorenzo, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Botts; a daughter, Carolyn Davis; and a sister, Verna Taylor. He is survived by two brothers, Alfred Bolts of El Cajon, Calif., and Glen Botts of Chatsworth, Calif.; two sons, Alton L, Botts and Gerald L. Botts, both of Silver City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Upon request, cremation will take place. A family memorial service will take place at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BOTTS: Faye E. Botts, 66, died Saturday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City after a brief illness. Born Oct. 20, 1919, in Toltec, Ark., she was raised in Silver City, attending Teachers High School before moving to California in 1941. She returned to Silver City in 1970 and at the time of her death was employed as a music teacher in Sixth Street Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Albert E. Botts; two sons, Alton L. Botts of Valley Center, Calif., and Gerald L. Botts of Silver City; one daughter, Carolyn S. Davis of Silver City; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sixth Street Elementary School in a special fund in her name for the school children. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BOUCHARD: Sister Mary Borromeo Bouchard, 98, died Friday Nov. 18, at St. Mary's Convent in Concordia, Kan. She was a former principal of St. Mary's Academy in Silver City. She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia for 77 years. Sister Borromeo received her bachelor degree and she received her master's degree in French from Notre Dame University. During her 55 years as a high school teacher, she served at St. Mary's Academy in Silver City from 1935-60. Survivors include two sisters, Mildred and Myrtle Bouchard, both of Bourbonnais, Ill. Mass of the Christian Burial was said by the Rev. John Lahee on Monday, Nov. 21. Interment followed at the Nazareth Convent Cemetery in Concordia. Chaput-Bouy funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


BOUCHER: Word was received the past week by Mrs. Robert Bell, from Mrs. Rev Nunn in California, telling her of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Mayme Hudson Boucher in Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Bucher was the daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. Richard Hudson, pioneer’s of Silver City. She was 82 al the time of her death having been born in Silver City Dec 24 1878. Most of her childhood was spent at Hudson Hot Springs (Faywood) where her parents operated the hotel. In 1920 she married? Hotelier in Deming, where they lived until Mr. Boucher was transferred to Long Beach by the telephone company. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Boucher from the Sheeler McFadyen Mortuary in Long Beach, with Episcopal- Church rites. Only immediate survivor of the deceased is her husband.


BOULDIN; X.B. (Jack) Bouldin, 67, resident of Deming died at his home Feb. 22, 1984. He was born Jan. 12, 1917 in Maryneal, TX and was an Army veteran of World War II. In 1969, he moved to Deming from Dalhart, TX and had been active locally with the Disabled American Veterans and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Memorial funeral services were held Feb. 27 at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Jeffrey A. Symonds, Pastor officiated and cremation had previously taken place. Survivors include his wife, Billie Bouldin of Deming; two sons, Keith Gambrel of Pensacola, Fla. and Dean Gambrel of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Olin Bouldin of Abilene, TX; three sisters, Eva McNeil of Rochester, TX, Velma Sawyer of Houston, TX and Thelma Robertson of Sweetwater, TX and five grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.


BOULWARE: Death claimed Silver City pioneer Jack Boulware late last night at the home of his niece Mrs Katherine Marcotte 915 West St. Immediate survivors are his niece and a daughter Mrs Florence Bullock. Services are pending at Cox mortuary.


BOULWARE: Frank R. Boulware, 74, brother-in-law of Mrs. Marvel Woodward, suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday, May 4, at Hacienda Heights, Calif. Mr. Boulware was born in Hillsboro and was a resident of Silver City for many years. Survivors include his widow, the former Dorothy Pack, three daughters, Mrs. Margie Morton, Diamond Bar, Calif.; Mrs. Evelyn Frizell of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Bakersfield, Calif.; one son, James F. Boulware of Downey, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Kolb of Albuquerque; one brother, Walter Boulware of Carlsbad, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was a cousin of Hodge and Mary Bullock, all formerly of Silver City. Funeral services were held at La Pluente, Calif., and burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Woodward and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Combs returned to Silver City Sunday after being in California for the services.


BOULWARE: Helen Agee Boulware died March 5 in Kirkland, Wash., after a long illness. She was born in Silver City March 31, 1908, the daughter of pioneer businessman and prominent political figure Sam W. Agee and Frances Robertson Agee. Mrs. Boulware received her education in Silver City schools, Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Va., and the University of Arizona where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Mrs. Boulware's first husband was Maj. John W. Turner Jr., who commanded local Battery G, 200th Coast Artillery (AA), New Mexico National Guard, when it was called into federal service in 1941. He was killed in Subic Bay, Philippines, Dec.15, 1944, while a prisoner of war on a Japanese prison ship transporting prisoners of war to Japan. He was assigned to the 515th Coast Artillery (AA) at that time. Their daughter, Helen Louise Turner Martz, died in Salem, Ore., on Sept. 8, 1985. Mrs. Boulware was the widow of Hodge C. Boulware, also a native of Silver City. He died July 1,1983. She is survived by her brother, retired Air force Maj. Gen. Sam W. Agee of Charlottesville, Va.; her daughter, Mary Boulware Campbell of Redmond, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A private family graveside service is to be held at Leeds Chapel Cemetery, Hume, VA.


BOULWARE: Word was received here that Miss Mary Boulware had died Monday, December 22 at Manassas, Va. after a short illness. She was born in Silver City on March 17, 1909. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Boulware, prominent in the cattle business and local politics. Miss Boulware had a long career in government service before her retirement, serving as secretary to the late Senator Dennis Chavez, Senator Ed Mechem and Senator Clinton Anderson, in both the Washington, D.C. offices and at Albuquerque. Miss Boulware is survived by her brother, Hodge Boulware of Charlottesville, VA, and a cousin, Mrs. Mark Clark of El Paso, Tex. Memorial services will be held at Manassas.


BOUNDS: William Jennings Bounds, 58, of Bayard, who had been a life long Grant County resident, died Sunday at Hillcrest General hospital following a lingering illness. Survivors include his widow,
Mrs. Elizabeth Bounds of Bayard, one son, Robert Stanley Bounds of Camarillo, Calif.; four grandchildren; his mother Mrs. Eva Bounds of El Paso, Tex.; two brothers, Horace Bounds of the Mimbres and Fred Bounds of El Paso; and one sister, Mrs. Helen Kelly of Roswell. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Richard Chaffin of the First Methodist Church of Bayard officiating. Interment was In the Mountain View Cemetery In Deming.


BOUNDS: Buck Bounds, 81, died suddenly Friday July 23 at Southwest General hospital in El Paso. He had suffered a heart attack earlier. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Horace, a rancher on the Mimbres, and James of Albuquerque and Fred of El Paso; one daughter, Mrs Marshall Kelly of Roswell. Funeral services were held in El Paso Monday afternoon.


BOUNDS: Horace Lee Bounds was born Nov. 6, 1903, in Van Horn, Texas, to Buck Bounds and Eva Wagenflier Bounds. He started ranching as a young man and arrived in this area in the early l920s. Here he met Ruth Harrington, whom he married on June 30, 1924. The couple would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in June. Together Horace and Ruth Bounds spent a lifetime of ranching and farming. They started in the Santa Rita area and would ride daily to work their cattle. In time, they moved to the Mimbres Valley, named their ranch the Wigwam Ranch, and lived there as residents for more than 60 years. Mr. Bounds worked very hard at his business and also as a responsible community member. He was very supportive of Future Farmers of America, which was founded in the 1930s. In his continued love of the country and the trees, he was very instrumental in causing the governor to issue a proclamation from the executive office for Arbor Day of New Mexico. On May 16, 1977, Mr. Bounds was honored by being named Farmer of the Year. In his continued commitment to the community and area he, lived in, he served 20 years on the Grant County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. He was also an active member of Masonic Mimbres Lodge No. 10, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and received his 50-year pin for services there. Mr. Bounds is survived by his two children, a son, Horace L. Bounds Jr., known as Jupe Bounds, and his wife, Jo; and a daughter, Wandra Bounds Emerson, and her husband, Aaron Emerson. He is also survived by four grandsons, Tom and Robyn Hall of Huachuca City, Ariz., Wayne and Gwyn Bounds of Silver City, Keith and Shareen Bounds of Bayard, and Steve and Kamara Bounds of Mimbres. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Marguerite Benedict, and Genevive and Edwin Hyatt, all of Deming, Dorothy Bounds of Hobbs, and Betsy Bounds of Albuquerque; and nieces and nephews. There are also nine great-grandchildren. Very special caregivers in the past few months included Leonard and LaRue Sandgren, Lupe Chavez and Ester Villegas. Mr. Bounds lived his life when a handshake was as binding as a super deluxe contract of today. His word was gold, and dependability his honor. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and relatives. Viewing will be conducted at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the memorial services Friday at 10:30 a.m., also at Curtis-Bright. Interment will take place at a later date on the family plot. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mimbres Valley Emergency Medical Service. Family members Selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BOUNDS: Mrs. Carolyn Bounds, 65, member of a pioneer ranch family of Southwest New Mexico, passed away Monday at a clinic in Silver City after a brief illness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Love R. Jones of Jinx, Okla. and a son, Jim Bounds, Separ rancher. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Heather Mortuary chapel at Lordsburg. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson, rector of the Silver City Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial took place in Mountain View cemetery at Deming. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Cox Mortuary.


BOUNDS: Kassie Michele Bounds, baby girl, passed away Thursday in Tucson, Ariz. A graveside service took place today at 10 a.m. in the Bounds Ranch family cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Turner officiating. A complete obituary will appear in the Daily Press Tuesday. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Homes to serve them.


BOURGUET: Mrs. Guadalupe B. Bourguet, 73, died of a heart attack last Wednesday after returning home after attending graveside burial services for her grandson, Gerald Henry Buxton. Mrs. Bourguet was the mother of Mrs. Henry Powe of Silver City, Mrs. Jules Grandjean of Torona, Calif., Mrs. Thomas Hurt of Bayard and Mrs. Robert Farmer of the Mimbres, and three sons, Ira Bourguet and Richard Bourguet of Silver Bell, Ariz., and Darwin Bourguet of Monticello. Also surviving the deceased are 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Rosary services were held Thursday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Thereafter the remains were taken to Truth or Consequence where funeral mess was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Monticello Catholic Church, burial following in the cemetery there.


BOURLAND: Funeral services were held at Riverside, Calif., for Mary Bourland, 68, who died June 5 in Los Angeles. Mrs. Bourland was formerly office nurse for Doctors Watts, Lane and Frazen before moving to Riverside where she made her home. Mrs. Bourland is survived by one daughter, Mary Lillian; three sisters, Mrs. Lorenzo Parra, Mrs. Paul Mayer, and Mrs. Marcelino Salaiz one brother, Eloy Manquero. Interment was made In Holy Cross Cemtery at Riverside.


BOURLAND: Walter Bourland, 55, well known resident of Silver City, who had lived here 30 years, died Wednesday at his home, 116 South Bullard St. He had been ill for the past two years. At different times he had served on the police force and during the past several years had been active in organizing and coaching Little League softball teams. At one time he was employed by an oil company in El Paso, and was interested in mining funeral services are pending at Cox Mortuary.


BOW: Lew Lee Bow, 82, a pioneer member of the Chinese colony in Silver City, died Monday In a Silver City rest home. For many years he was employed at Barker’s Cafe as a cook. He was born in Canton, China, July 12, 1877. Survivors, all living in China, are three sons, a daughter and seven grandchildren. Graveside burial rites will be held at 3 p m. today in the Silver City cemetery, conducted by the Rev. C. M. Henderson, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment will be under direction of the Cox Mortuary.


BOWAN: Alfred Raymond Bowan, 63, of Hachita, formerly of Silver City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, at his residence. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ron Cross officiating. Interment will be in Hachita Cemetery. Mr. Bowan was born Aug. 26, 1935, in Hurley, the son of Mitchell Bowan and Keonore Trewern Bowen. He married Danny Lee Roberts on Aug. 29, 1959, in Silver City. Mr. Bowan is survived by his wife of 39 years, Danny; one Son, Ronald Bowan of Hachita; two daughters, Sherri Marquez and her husband, Manuel, of Silver City, and Shelly Brown and her husband, Mark, of Sumter, S.C. four grandchildren, Coti Renee Bryant and Cory Massey, both of Sumter, an Wesley Marquez and Danie Marquez, both of Silver City; five sisters, Betty Swaim and Jane Hardesty, both of Silver City, Nadine Matthews of Pinos Altos, Naomi Light of Dudleyville, Ariz., and Joann Turner of El Paso, Texas; three brothers, Jack Bowan and Paul Bowan, both of Silver City, and Bill Bowan of Kearney Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bowan was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Inez Le and Mercedes Passmore; and a brother, Jim Bowan. Mr. Bowan was born in Hurley, but lived most of his life Silver City. He moved his family to Playas in 1976, when he started to work for Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter. He retired as an anode foreman in 1997 and moved to Hachita. Pallbearers for Mr. Bowen’s service will be Raul Dominguez, Jim Larson, Glenn Massey, Terry Slaton, Bobby Simms and Frank Trewern. Honorary bearers are all of his friends and family who loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila Regional Hospice, or the American Cancer Society, Grant County Unit. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BOWAN: Mitchell E. Bowan, 70, who had made his home in Silver City for 44 years, died Thursday evening at Hillcrest General Hospital. Bowan, retired, had worked for the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation as a mechanics helper. He was a native of Iron River, Mich. Survivors include Mr. Bowan’s widow, Mrs. Leonorah Bowan; five sons, James of Lovelock, Nev., William K., of Karney, Ariz. Jack H., Alfred and Paul of Silver City; seven daughters, Mrs. Mercedes Passmore of Newport, Ore., Mrs. Jane Hardesty, Mrs. Inez Lee and Mrs. Nadine Matthews of Silver City, Mrs. Betty Swaim of Grants, Mrs. Naomi Light of Kearney and Mrs. Joan Turner of El Paso, Tex.; 36 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Mitchell of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Alfred Mitchell of Union Grove, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy R. Parker and Mrs. Monica Burgogue of Milwaukee, Wis. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with James W. W. Wooten, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial was made in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Eacret, Morris Dinwiddie, Gene Stailey, Bill Elliott, Elmer Boyett and Archie Keene.


BOWAN: James H. Bowen, 62, passed away Sunday, May 20 in Albuquerque. Mr. Bowen was born in Iron River, Michigan and had spent most of his life in Silver City where he was a carpenter in the construction business. He is Survived by his two daughters, Nelda Harger of Ogden , Utah, Wilma Fellon of Fontana, Calif., four brothers, Bill Bowan of Kearny, Arizona, Jack Bowan and Paul Bowen both of Silver City, seven sister, Mercedes Passmore of Newport, Ore., Jane Hardesty of Silver City, Betty Swain of Grants, Inez Lee of Silver City, Naomi Light of Winkelman, Ariz., Nadine Matthews of Pinos Altos, Joanne Turner of El Paso, Texas and five grandchildren. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Reverend Joel Swartzel officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Matt Gruell, Paul Yvarra, Sam Williams, Rex Keene, Archie Keene, and Alexander Watkins.


BOWAN: Mrs. Leonorah T. Bowan, 70, widow of the late Mitchell E. Bowan died Saturday night at the Hillcrest General Hospital. She had been a resident of Silver City for the past 41 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel by the Rev. W.W. Wooten of the First Assembly of God in Silver City. Interment was in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include the five sons, James Bowan of Winnemucca, Nev., William K. Bowan of Kearny, Ariz., Jack R. Bowan, Alfred Bowan and Paul Bowan, all of Silver City; seven daughters, Mrs. Jane Hardesty and Mrs. Inez Lee of Silver City, Mrs. Mercedes Passmore of Newport, Ore., Mrs. Betty Swaim of Grants, Mrs. Naomi Light of Kearny, Mrs. Nadine Matthews of Tyrone and Mrs. Joan Turner of El Paso; 37 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Trewern of Silver City. Pallbearers were Wilburn K. Bowan, William R. Bowan, John M. Bowan, Joe W. Hardesty, Donald Ray Hardesty and Harry E. Swaim.


BOWDEN: R. L Bowden, 83, resident of Silver City for 37 years and a well known building contractor died last Friday at his home on Florida St. He had not been ill and while working on his house on a ladder, was seized by a fatal heart attack, fell and died almost instantly. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Bowden, two sons, Philip and Arthur and a daughter, Susan. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. conducted by the Odd Fellows Lodge. Burial was In the Silver City cemetery.


BOWDEN: Esperanza Enriquez Bowden, 66, a resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Los Angeles to Francisco and Ana Enriquez. She married Donald 0. Bowden in 1976 in Wathena, Kan., and had lived in Silver City for the past 10 years. She is survived by her husband, Donald G. Bowden of the home; two brothers, Rudy Enriquez and his wife, Becky, of Burbank, Calif., and Richard Enriquez and his wife, Paula, of San Dimas, Calif.; her sister, Dorothy Moreno of Boulder City, Nev.; two nephews, Robert Enriquez of San Dimas and Ron Moreno of Boulder City; and one niece, Christina Enriquez of San Dimas. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Bowden on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Silver City. Howard Bowden will officiate at the service. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory.


BOWEN: Dwight Layman Bowen, 79, a retired employee of Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, died in Silver City, Sunday, following a brief illness. He is survived by two brothers, Ira B. Bowen, Long Beach, CA., and W. R. Bowen, Van Nuys, CA and two sisters, Mrs Grace Kelsey, Fossil Ore., and Mrs. Bess Keller, Sacramento, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 2PM today at the Cox mortuary chapel, the Rev. H. E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church conducting the rites, Burial will be in the Hurley City cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bert Anderson, John Zurich, Lee Rogers, George Whitten, Manuel Elias and Ernest McBride.


BOWEN: Mrs. Fred Bowen and Mrs. Jack Lee attended funeral services held in Hayden, AZ this past week for Robert Mitchell Bowan nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowen who passed away after a brief illness. The little boy was the great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Bowen of Silver City.


BOWER: Kenneth Z. Bower, 58, a retired salesman, who had resided in Silver City the past four and a half years, died Tuesday afternoon at his home, 1416 N. Mississippi St. He had been ill for many months. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. C. M. Henderson conducting the rites. The body will be sent to Albuquerque for cremation.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Kenneth, Jr., residing in Washington Township, New Jersey; a grandson; two, brothers and a sister.


BOWER: Kenneth E. Bower Jr., 58, passed away Oct. 20 after a long illness. He was a native of New Jersey and served in the U.S. Army from l95l to l953. He moved to New Mexico in l967, where he was employed by the New Mexico Highway Department. Mr. Bower held various positions ranging from field design engineer to director of technical support. As director of technical support he was instrumental in coordinating and negotiating the Paseo del Norte Bridge in Albuquerque. Mr. Bower served on the board of the New Mexico Board of Registration for Registered Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Albuquerque Society of Professional Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He retired from the Highway Department in l986. Mr. Bower is survived by his wife, Kim. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center, St. Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, N.M. or the American Cancer Society.


BOWER: Leon Mcinley? Bower, 89, died Tuesday in Silver City. Mr. Bower was born in Eckford, Mich., and had been a long time resident of Silver City. He was a member of the Silver City Presbyterian Church; was a charter member of the Silver Lions Club; was a professor of history and social science at Western New Mexico University (1928-1962); was a director of veterans affairs at WNMU (1945-1962); was a lifetime member of Pi Gamma Mu and was instrumental in establishing a Pi Gamma Mu chapter at WNMU; was a veteran of World War II; and was a member of the Silver City Town Council in 1970's. Mr. Bower held an undergraduate degree from Denison University in Ohio; held a master's degree in history from the University of Hawaii; received a doctorate in history from the University of Colorado; and specialized in history of the Far East. He retired from WNMU in 1962. He is survived by three sisters-in-law, Opal Young of Prairie Village, Kan., Barbara Lamn of Spriville; Mo. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by American Legion Allingham- Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Ken Havens, Dr. Mike Coon, Ray Swigart, Orval Little, Ron Henderson and Henry Holguin. In lieu of flowers any gifts in his memory may be given to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BOWER: Suzane T. Bower, 81, died Saturday in Silver City. Mrs. Bower was born in New York City in 1900, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Tiederman. She had resided in Silver City for over 25 years and was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and the Silver City Woman's Club. Survivors include her son Kenneth Bower of Santa Fe and a sister, Josephine MacKellar of New Jersey. A memorial service was held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal with the Rev. Gerald Griffin officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Women of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BOWERS: Roy Bowers died Friday. Sept. 12, at his home in El Paso, Texas, after a long struggle with cancer. He died five days after his 48th birthday. He was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Los Angeles; the son of Evelyn and Harold Bowers. In his short, but eventful lifetime, he lived in various communities throughout the West, spending eight years in Silver City and the Mimbres Valley. He and his family also resided in the Dominican Republic and in several locations in Mexico during the past decade. While a Grant County resident, he was a horseshoer and worked in the Santa Rita mine, and with his wife, Marion, operated the Valley Store in San Juan. He left the area to return to school, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, a master’s degree from Nova University in Florida, and a doctorate in educational technology from Greenwich University in Hawaii. Mr. Bowers taught English as a second language at the Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, Mexico, the Universidad Dominical O&M in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur in BCS, and at El Paso Community College. He was the academic coordinator of the graduate studies program at the Posigrado Department at the Centro de Investigaclones in La Paz, BCS, one of Mexico’s most prestigious research institutions. During his last semesters at EPCC, he taught Internet classes, and, finally, he set up and ran the e-mail server for El Paso Community College students at the NWC branch, which this semester has been extended school wide to all the campuses because of its success. Bowers was a skilled horseman, an avid packer, and a lover of the wilderness who also embraced the new technology of the Internet, where a great deal of his writing can he found. The wide variety of his interests is demonstrated in a legacy of published works. He was a talented musician and had a natural aptitude for languages, speaking fluent Spanish, French and Navajo. He is remembered by his friends for his warm humor, his energy, and his passionate pursuit of all his life’s goals. Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife of 28 years, Marion Stamler-Bowers; his daughter, Juniper Bowers, and her husband, Daniel Freeman, of San Juan; his father, Harold Bowers of El Toro, Calif.; his mother, Evelyn Bowers of Los Angeles; and his sister, Janet Bowers Rogers of Santa Ynez, Calif. Close surviving family also includes his parents-in-law, Harry and Florence Stamler of San Lorenzo, whom he had known and loved from the age of 6 and regarded as his “second parents,” and his brother-in-law (always referred to as his brother), Emanuel Stamler, and his wife, Gail, of Gila. Cremation has taken place. A Quaker memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, at 4p.m. at the Mimbres Hot Springs Ranch, followed by a burrito potluck and a time of music and sharing, in keeping with Mr. Bowers request that “any ceremony should emphasize and celebrate the new adventure that awaits me”.



BOWKER: John C. Bowker, 80, pioneer resident of the Upper Gila River area, died Wednesday, March 13, at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1883, at Nutt, Sierra County, and when he was two years old his parents moved to Hillsboro. As a small boy he often recalled how with his mother and younger brother, Eddie, he hid among the rocks and timber adjacent to their home, to escape raiding bands of Apache Indians. When such attacks became more frequent the family moved to the Cliff-Gila area where he lived the rest of his life. >From childhood John and Eddie were inseparable, working and living together until death called Eddie in 1959. His early manhood was spent driving a freight wagon from Silver City to Mogollon. He was married to Miss Leslie Stout in April 1910. His wife preceded him in death in 1937. After his marriage, he was engaged in farming In the Gila Valley.
Survivors are a son, Lawrence, of Los Angeles: a daughter, Mrs. Alma Smart of Gila, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Maxwell, Springerville, Arizona, and Mrs. Charlotte Miller, Richmond, Calif.; 4 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at Cliff, the, Rev. Ralph Hensley conducting graveside.


BOWKER; Helen E. Bowker died Friday at the Ft. Bayard Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1899 in Sioux Falls, S.D. and had been a resident of Grant County for the past 50 years. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy L. Wilson and son-in-law, Leo Wilson, both of Farmington; one sister, Gladys DeGauss of Millerton, Pa.; three grandchildren, Merle Wilson of Wyoming, Wayne Wilson of Oklahoma and Eva McFarland of Bloomfield and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 29 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff with the Rev. David Goble and the Rev. Cliff Hutchins of the Indian Hills Baptist Church of Silver City officiating. Pallbearers were Ernest Brown, George Brown, Conn Brown, George Jackson, Frank Goble, Sam Reed and Frank Keller. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Dinwiddie, Bill Key, Sam Keller, Duke Pitts, J.B. Horn, Harold Norris, Carl Rice, Worty Shelley, Ferrell Shelley, Dale Shock, Frank Drummond, Elmo Mitchell, Charley Anderson, John Evans and Russell Wilson. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BOWMAN: Miss Callie R. Bowman, 96, died Jan 31,1985 in Virginia. “Aunt Callie,” as she was generally known, was born Feb. 29, 1888 near Singers Glen, Va. She had lived in North Dakota. Later, she had lived with her nephew, Bob Stepp, and his family in Silver City for 27 years before returning to Virginia. She is survived by a sister, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Mount Zion Church of the Brethren, and was buried in Singers Glen Cemetery.


BOWAN: Paul Eugene Bowan, 54, died Tuesday night at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.


BOWMAN: Ernest Snyder Bowman, 81, a pioneer resident of Lordsburg, died Monday in a Tucson hospital. He formerly owned the Benner Mining Company in Hidalgo County and was well known in New Mexico mining circles. Funeral services and burial took place in Tucson.
Gus Boyd, 54, a former employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. at Hurley, died last Saturday In Galveston, Texas. He is survived by his wife; Mrs. May Boyd; three daughters, Mrs. Joan De Braal, of Bayard; Mrs. Mary Lampman and Mrs. Dolores Floyd, of Newhall, Calif. and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Tishomingo, Okla., followed by burial.


BOYD: James A. Boyd, formerly of Silver City, died the past week in Houston, Texas. While the family resided here he was employed by the Home Furniture Co. Funeral services and burial took place in Jasper, Texas. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Felicia Boyd; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Palling and Mrs: June Riley and four grandchildren.


BOYD: Lee G. Boyd, 82, formerly of Lordsburg, passed away Saturday, June 3, in Albuquerque. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg with the Rev. Rick Parker officiating. Mrs. Boyd was born in Grady on Feb. 5, 1918. She was the daughter of Daniel Thomas Gentry and Hessie Adkins Gentry. She is survived by two sons, Eddie Bryant of Albuquerque and Jack Bryant of El Paso, Texas; and one brother. Jack Gentry of Imperial, Calif. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Eugene Boyd, in 1974. She was a home- maker and lived in Lordsburg from 1949-77. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BOYD: Death on Dec. 31 at his home in San Mateo CA claimed W. S. Boyd, a former- vice president for many years of. Kennecott Copper Corp. headquarters in New York. Mr. Boyd was widely known in the copper producing mining world and had an outstanding record with Kennecott until his retirement. He was a frequent visitor at Chino Mines Division. Funeral services were held In St Matthews Episcopal Church in San Mateo last Friday, with burial taking place there.


BOYD: Death Thursday night, April 25, at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital, claimed William Edgar Boyd, 58. Mr. Boyd was born July 1, 1881 at Troy, South Carolina, and had lived in Grant County for 24 years. For some
years he owned and conducted an upholstery business in Silver City. About four months ago Mr. Boyd became ill and for several weeks prior to his death he was patient In the Fort Bayard Veterans hospital, being a veteran of World War I. He was a member of. Silver City Lodge of Masons, which conducted his funeral Saturday at 3p. pm at the Cox Mortuary with prayers by the Rev B M Dennis, Methodist pastor. Interment was in the City cemetery. Pallbearers were, Masons surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Lula Gertrude Boyd; are a son, William E. Boyd, Jr., two sisters, Mrs. Mary B; Todd and Mrs. Mabel Lassiter and a brother, James A. Boyd.


BOYD: Mrs. Grace Margaret Boyd, sister of Mrs. Stewart M Pinkerton, died last Wednesday in a Whittier, Calif., hospital, after a long illness. Attending the funeral services in Whittier were Mrs. Pinkerton and her daughter, Mrs. Harold Cordell. Mrs. Boyd, 59, was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and for the past several years, with her husband, H. O. Boyd, has resided at Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. Boyd had spent the past two months at Whittier, where her daughter, Mrs. Knox Converse, the former Jane Boyd, and her husband and family now make their home. A son, Jack Boyd, and his family reside in Albuquerque. The deceased resided in Silver City 15 years, being employed as desk clerk at the Murray Hotel.


BOYER; Robert Deo Boyer, 87, resident of Deming died at his home June 9. He was born Jan. 28, 1897 in Bradford, Ohio and was retired from the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company in Anderson, Ind. At Anderson, he was active in Eagles Lodge No. 174 and the American Legion Post. In 1962, he moved to Deming. No services were planned and a private committal took place at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. He is survived his wife, Edna Boyer of Deming. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BOYETT: Opal N. Boyett, 72, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday afternoon in her home. She was born on April 9, 1916, in Steven's County, Duncan, Okla., to Virgie and Chester Hood. She grew up in Elgin, Okla., and married Elmer Boyett on June 26, 1936, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She moved to Silver City the last of 1945. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hood; three brothers, Bill Hood, Henry Hood and Kenneth Hood; three sisters, Nina Hood, Ertisa Hood and Lovella Hood; and one son, Edwin Prophet. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Boyett of Silver City; two sons, Raymond Prophet of Hawaii and Wesley Prophet of Central; two daughters, Billie Holcomb of El Paso, Texas, and Cecilia Madrid of Silver City; five brothers, George Hood of Mecca, Calif., Cecil Hood of Fontana, Calif., Leonard Hood of McLoud, Okla., Keith Hood of Lawton, Okla., and Harvey Hood of Silver City; three sisters, Evelyn Sargent of Roswell, Mattie Adams of Phoenix, Ariz., and Betty Lou Hester of Ceder Hills, Texas; numerous grandchildren, Darlene Holcomb, Patsy Harbour, Janet Cagle, Tommy Holcomb, Michael Holcomb, Elmer Lee Prophet, Steve Lee Prophet, Raymond Prophet, Tim Prophet, Amanda Prophet, Sergio Vejar, Oscar Madrid and Sandra Madrid; and two great-grandsons, David Harbour and Aaron Harbour. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. in the Wheeler chapel. Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BOYETT: Elmer G. B. Boyett, 78, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at his home. Mr. Boyett was born March 21, 1914, in Crafton, Texas. He moved to Silver City in 1947. Mr. Boyett served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had been a building contractor for many years. He is survived by two sons, Wesley Prophet and his wife, Barbara, of Central, and Raymond Prophet and his wife, Yusue, of Honolulu, Hawaii; two daughters, Billie Holcomb and her husband, Dillard, of El Paso, Texas, and Cecilia Madrid of Silver City; two brothers, Charlie Boyett of Dallas, and Euell Boyett and Jewel Boyett, both of Bowie, Texas; and three sisters, Willie Shubert, Leona Clark and Geneva Mayo, all of Bowie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal, and a son, Edwin Prophet. Mr. Boyett was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Silver City, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating. Visitation will be at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home on Friday from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. Casket bearers will be Steve Prophet, Elmer Prophet, Mike Holcomb, Tommy Holcomb, Oscar Madrid, Sergio Madrid and his grandsons. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City is in charge of arrangements.


BOYLE: Mrs. Helen Nadine Boyle, 33, of Las Cruces, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Eacret of Silver City, was fatally injured in a highway accident Saturday evening seven miles north of T or C.It was reported to the Daily Press that Mrs. Boyle was the only one injured in the accident which involved the Boyle’s automobile and a pickup truck pulling a trailer. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday In the First Assembly of God Church in Las Cruces, with the Rev. James Brenkle, pastor of the church officiating, with the assistance of the Rev. Wayne Wooten of the Silver City Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Garden at Las Cruces. Survivors include the deceased’s husband, Jimmy H. Boyle and her daughter, Sherril Lynnette of Las Cruces; her parents; a brother James Wilfred Eacret of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Charlene Childers of Wagner, Okla., Mrs. Janet Russell of Arvada Colo., and Miss Carolyn Eachret of Silver City. .


BRADBERRY: Funeral services for Levi Z. Bradberry Sr. who died In San Diego, Calif., January 15, were held Monday, January 19, at 10 am, at the Heather Mortuary In Lordsburg. Mr. Bradberry was 84 years old at the time of his death. He was one of the last open range cowboys residing In the southwest part of New Mexico, having first come to New Mexico in 1900. He worked for a number of years for the L. C. Cattle Company at their Red Rock operation and was later employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad in Lordsburg. He served Lordsburg and Hidalgo County in various law enforcement positions over a period of 16 years.
He is survived by two sons, Arvel of San Diego and Levi F. of Bayard; two daughters, Eula McCauley of Silver City and Mabel Singer of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Laura Hill of Phoenix and Grace Gordon of Lordsburg, one brother Alvin of Hawthorn Calif.: 10 grandchildren an 10 great- grandchildren


BRADBERRY: Services for James Neal Bradberry were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, with Burial following in the Gila Mesa Cemetery at Gila. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mrs. and Mrs. Rovert Dan Stailey, of Cliff and his father and Step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Levi E. Bradberry of Bayard. Others survivors include a sister, Deanne Stailey, and a brother, Kenneth Dean Stailey of Cliff. Also surviving are four brothers of the home in Bayard, Robert Keith Bradberry, Edwin Ray Bradberry, Richey Len Reiss and Randy Allen Reiss. Pallbearers were Berry Ford, Tommy Cark, Glen Stailey, Darwin Beak, Danny Bleak and Jack Smith


BRADBERRY: Marvin Lawrence Bradberry, 83, died Saturday. He was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Chiricahua, Cochise County, Ariz. He was the third child of 11 children born to Lonzo and Edith Bradberry. He attended the Lordsburg schools. Mr. Bradberry helped operate the Bradberry ranch and later was employed as a ranch hand by Dick Cureton and several other ranchers. He was an outdoorsman who loved ranch life and enjoyed living in the mountains and being close to nature. On Oct. 2, 1933, he married Mary Louis Foley and in October of last year, they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. In 1936, they moved to California with their young son, James Marvin, and baby daughter, Leta Ann. He went to work as a motorman for Los Angeles Railway and later became a heavy-equipment operating engineer, working for several construction companies. He retired in October 1971 and moved to Colton, Calif. In September 1990, after living in California for 55 years, Mr. Bradberry and his wife moved back to Lordsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; his son, Jim; his daughter, Leta Ann McGuire; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five sisters, Orpha Nally of Phoenix, Lucille Bailey of Huntsville, Utah, Ruth Barnes of Safford, Ariz., and Leta Barney and Margaret Speer of Lordsburg; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Calling hours will be Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lordsburg, where the funeral service will be held at 2 with Bishop Voyd Stewart conducting. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Casket bearers will be Jim Bradberry, Wayne Bradberry, Tim McGuire, Brad Pounders, Paul Speer and Ronnie Barnes. Honorary bearers will be Tom McGuire, Hal Bailey, Lloyd Barnes, Levi Bradberry, Leon Speer and Steve Speer. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BRADBERRY: Mary L (Foley) Bradberry, 8 I, a Lordsburg resident, passed away Monday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. Visitation will be held Thursday morning from l0 to 11 at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lordsburg. Funeral services will begin at 11 with Bishop Kenneth Farnsworth conducting. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View cemetery in Lordsburg. Mrs.
Bradberry was born Dec. 20, 1914, in Lordsburg to Peter and Mary Foley. She married Marvin L. Bradberry on Oct. 2, 1933. In 1936, they moved to California and lived there for 55 years. While in California,
she worked at the North American Aviation Co. until she returned to live in Lordsburg in September 1990. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her family includes a daughter, Leta McGuire of Riverside, Calif.; a son, James Bradberry of Fowler, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Jim
R. Bradberry of Boise, Idaho, Wayne M. Bradberry of Selma, Calif., Mary L. Pounders of Riverside, Michele Hjorting of Portland, Ore., and Timothy F. McGuire of Riverside. She is also survived by eight
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Bradberry, on March 28, 1992. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BRADBERRY: Levi L. Bradberry, 72, of Bayard. was called to his eternal home Thursday, July 25, 1996 Mr. Bradberry, a native of New Mexico, was born in Lordsburg to Ethel Brakefield and Levi E. Bradberry. The family ranched during the l920's and grew together in love as Levi, his brother and twin sisters, joined cousins, uncles and aunts in the joy of dancing to the fiddle music of the father and uncles. He attended school in Lordsburg and Cliff, N.M., graduating from Lordsburg High School. Mr. Bradberry played basketball during high school at both Lordsburg and Cliff and afterwards in various young men's leagues. He was inducted into the U.S Marines at Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct.: 21, l943, to serve during the nations emergency of World War II, Mr. Bradberry saw action in the Pacific Theatre at Saipan and Tinian, Marinas Islands, Dkinawa, Ryunku Islands, was with the occupation troops in China, and was discharged on Feb. 2, I946. Upon his return to civi1iain life employed by McNutt Oil in Lordsburg, ranched for several years at Bald Knoll in Grant County, was a ranch hand for the Lon Cron Ranch and took medical retirement in 1985 from Chino Mines Company after 24 years of service working as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Bradberry was an avid sports fan, loving to camp, hunted and fished, teaching not only his sons these pleasures but sharing his expertise with neighborhood young people. His wife reports that when the boys were still living a home, she cringed when hunting season came because here were always five to six deer to dress out. He loved to garden and the yard at home in Bayard is a testimony to is ability. His neighbors state they will not only miss him, but his sharing of the fruits of his labor; garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers an other food items grown in his garden. He was life member of Tyrone Lodge #52, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and a member of Tyrone Chapter #41 Order of the Eastern Star, where he served as worthy patron in 1970 and again in 1991. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his son James Neal
Bradberry a brother and sister in law, Arvel A. and Florence Bradberry; and a sister and brother-in-law, Eula and Fate McCauley. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joyce Bradberry, his sons, Robert Keith Bradberry and his wife, Karen of Hurley; Edwin Ray Bradberry and his wife, Arlene "Bird", of Cliff; Ricky Len Reiss and his wife, Deborah, of Los Alamos; and Randy Allen Reiss of Pinos Altos. Also surviving are granddaughter Tami Bradberry and her husband, Joe, a great-granddaughter Tanifi and great-grandsons Joe, of Florida; Autumn Bradberry Bruron and her husband, Beau and a great-granddaughter, Aspen, of Silver City; Rikki Dianne Reiss of Los Alamos and Jessie Rene Reiss of Pinos Altos. Grand sons include Beau James Bradberry and Dillion Bradberry of Cliff; Jason Reiss of Los Alamos; and Jeremy Reiss of Pinos Altos. Also surviving is his sister, Mable Singer and her husband, Devon, of the Grant County area and numerous, nieces and nephews. Cremation is under the direction of Curtis-Bright Funeral Homes. A memorial service to be held at future date will be announced and will be at the Tyrone Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, friends arc requested to make a contribution of their choice but if needing a specific recipient of that contribution, the Benevolent Fund of Tyrone Chapter No. 41 at P.O. Box 451, Tyrone N.M.


BRADLEY: Word has been received here of the death in Berkley CA of Gurden Bradley, 91. He was one of the early pioneers of this city having come here with his father the late Newton Bradley. For many years he was associated with his brother-in-law the late P C Crawford in the mercantile and banking business, later in the mining business. He moved to Berkley with his family in the late 90's and resided there until his death. He was a man of high integrity and counted his friends by the score. He is survived by two daughters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom live in Berkley and two sisters, Mrs. C P Crawford and Mrs. Julie Woodville. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. His only relative here is a niece Mrs. R I Kirchman.

BRADLEY: News dispatches the past week of the death at Lexington, Ky. of Col. E. R. Bradley, 86, only thoroughbred race owner to see four of his horses win the Kentucky Derby, lived in Silver City for about two years. In the early 1880’s old-timers recalled that Bradley and Al Dano, bar operator and professional gambler in Silver City for many
years, were temporarily associated in business, and until Dano’s death, Bradley kept in touch with his early-day friend in New Mexico. Leaving here, Bradley returned to Kentucky and built up one of the country’s greatest racing stables. He also established many years ago the most palatial gambling casino at Palm Beach Fl.

BRADSHAW: Mrs. Ray Bradshaw, mother of Mrs. C. E. Van Buskirk, of Central, died August 15 in Bell Gardens, Calif. Mrs. Bradshaw for many years operated a grocery store in Pinos Altos. Funeral services were held in Glendale, Ca, followed by burial there.


BRADSHAW: Ray W. Bradshaw, well known in and around Sliver City died
Nov. 23, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Verdi Day in California. For many years be operated a grocery, store in Pinos Altos and later worked for the Kennecott Copper corp. at Santa Rita. Where he was work1ng when his health failed and he was forced to retire. Mr. Bradshaw was a member of the Kilwinning Lodge No.19 AF&AM at Batavia, IA at the age of 21 and remained a Mason until the time of his death at 67 years. Masonic services were held from Wee Kirk of the Heather chapel on Nov 27 at Forest Lawn Glendale CA through the courtesy of the Masons of that city. He was laid to rest in a mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Madeline Van Buskirk and Verda Day; five grandchildren Ray and Larry Van Buskirk and Ruth, Dennis, and Nelda Day; and a sister, Oral Walsh of Des Moines IA.


BRAGAW: W. H. (Henry) Bragaw, 76, long time resident of Silver City, died last Friday at the Elks Clubhouse, where he resided. He had been in ill health for the past several months. Mr. Bragaw came to Grant County in 1902 and for several years was engaged in the retail grocery business. In recent years he had been an employee of E Cosgrove, Inc., hardware and mine supply firm. Only immediate survivor is a brother, Neal Bragaw of Colonial Beach, Va. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Silver City Elks Lodge of which he was a member. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Clark, William Schadel, Con Terrazas, Kenneth Puleston, George Barela and Roy Goettsche.


BRAGG: Emma Jewell Bragg, 91, a resident of Silver city entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 10 at Horizon West Nursing Home. She was born Jan 11 1906 in Blueridge, GA to the late William and Jesse C Dobbins Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Community Congregational Church in Arenas Valley. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Rose Garden at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Kermit “Kyle” Kneen officiating. She is survived by a sister, Mary Ruth Rogers of Blairsville, Ga., and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.


BRAGG: Peggy Sue Bragg, 35, of Roswell passed away Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BRAGG: Mrs. Harriett Foster Bragg, 54, a resident of Hanover for the past 11 years, passed away last Friday night at Hillcrest General Hospital. She was the wife of John K. Bragg, an employee of the Empire Zinc Co. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Helen Richards, Pueblo, Colo. and Mrs. Katherine Dixon, Salida, Colo. The Cox Mortuary shipped the body to Salida, where funeral services were held and burial took place.


BRAGG: John Kennedy Bragg, 82, a longtime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Wednesday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Arenas Valley Community Church. Mr. Bragg retired as plant chief from New Jersey Zinc. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz, pastor of the Arenas Valley Community Church, officiating. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Bragg of Silver City; a brother, R.W. "Bill" Bragg of Bedford, Texas; a sister, Helen Seaward of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BRAGG: Roy L. Bragg, 63, died Aug. 1 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. He was born Oct. 4, 1926 in Whitener, Ark., the son of Charles Homer and Myrtle Jones Bragg. He married Patricia J. Moore on Dec. 26, 1960 at Clinton, Minn. He received his doctorate in education from the University of Arizona in 1964. He was a public school teacher in Tucson, Ariz. for 11 years and was a professor at Western New Mexico University from 1965-67. In 1967 he began employment at Northern Illinois University in the College of Education and retired from there in 1987. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines in Japan. He served on the DeKalb school board for 10 years and was a past president; was a Scoutmaster of Troup 4 of the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb; was a member of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb; and was a former member of the Kishwaukee and DeKalb Kiwanis clubs. He is survived by his wife, Pat; two sons, Charles of Chicago, and Richard of DeKalb; three sisters, Ruby Wolber of Peoria, Ill., Hazel Sager of Tucson and Mary Jo Sexton of Dover, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services were held at the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb with the Rev. David Carlisle of the First United Church of DeKalb officiating. Following cremation, interment of ashes took place at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.


BRANCH: Margie M. Branch, 68, formerly of Grant County, died Wednesday at her home in Williamsburg, where she had resided since 1981. She was a retired nurse anesthetist. She was born in Helena, Mont., to Joseph Granby and Katherine O’Brien Granby on May 11, 1929. She attended pre-nursing school at Carrol College in Helena and graduated from the Taylor School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn. She also attended the Mayo Clinic School of Anesthesia. Mrs. Branch is survived by her sons, Michael Joseph Moore of Helena, Timothy Robert Moore of Daniel, Wyo., and Thomas Edward Moore of Williamsburg; her three sisters, Josephine Blanich of?, Ruth Schmidt of Helena, and Dorothy Lindgren of Bloomington, Minn.; her two brothers, Russell Granby of Prineville, Ore., and Kenneth Granby of Helena; and four grandchildren. Viewing will be held from 2-6 this evening at French Mortuary in Truth or Consequences. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of French Mortuary with Dr. M. A. Feldt officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will be in the Scandia Cemetery in Deerwood. Arrangements are by French Mortuary.


BRANCHEAU: Raymond Charles Brancheau, Jr., 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brancheau of Silver City, died Saturday afternoon. Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Veterans administration Hospital in Dallas. TX, where he had been under treatment for Leukemia. His parents had flown to Dallas a week earlier, and his brothers. Tim and Peter and sister, Barbara, were at his bedside when death came. Ray, Jr., was born In Silver city and grew up here. He attended St. Mary Academy during his elementary school years and Western High school where he distinguished himself se a leader in sports, mainly football. He received a degree in mechanical engines at the University of Texas. He served three and one half years in the United States Navy and was in the Pacific when the testing of the hydrogen bomb took place. It was there he was exposed to radiation, which was believed responsible for his Leukemia condition. For the pest four years Ray had been in the employ of the Veterans Administration at Fort Bayard. N. M. and at Fort Collins Colorado where he had recently
been transferred to a post in Bonham. TX. Besides his parents. Ray is survived by his wife, Vera Smith Brancheau four sons Allen, Timmy, Mike and Joe; two brothers, Tim of Glendora. Calif. and Peter of Silver City; a sister. Mrs. Grant Roberts of Glenwood. N, M.: and his maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson of Silver City. Funeral services and interment were held at the National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio) Texas at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 23, burial following with full military honors.


BRANCHEAU: Raymond J (Ray) Brancheau, 60, noted educator, coach and player died at his home in Silver City on Tuesday, following an extended Illness. Mr. Brancheau retired as athletic director at Western New Mexico University at the end of June after a career that spanned over 40 years. He was named the most valuable player on the 1933 Notre Dame football team and played on the famed Notre Dame team that defeated Army 14-13. He started his football career under Knute Rockne and was honored for his play at Notre Dame during a ceremony at South Bend on the 100th anniversary of collegiate football in 1969. Brancheau served in the United States Navy for 4 years during World War II. Mr. Brancheau was born in Monroe, Mich., October 26, 1909 and graduated from Notre Dame University in 1934. After graduation Brancheau moved to Western New Mexico University as director of athletics and coach of football and basketball, He was on the staff for 31 years. Survivors include his widow, Hildegarde of Silver City two sons, Tim, a coach at Glendora, Calif., and Pete of Silver City, a daughter Barbara Roberts of Glenwood. Another son Ray Jr., died several years ago.
Rosary services will be said in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m., The funeral mass will be said at St.Vincent de Paul Church in Silver City on Friday at 9 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. j. Anthony Bengert officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane cemetery.


BRAND: Mrs. Edith Brand, 86, a resident of Grant County for 45 years, died the past week. She was a retired nurse and with her brother, Robert Thompson, resided on his ranch in the Burro Mountains near Tyrone. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews,
Funeral services were held at the Curtis’ mortuary chapel, the Rev. C. M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, conducting the rites. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.


BRANDTNER: Mrs. Rosalia Brandtner, 86, passed away Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. She was born in Rumania, and in recent years had made her home in Bayard with a son, Louis Brandtner, Sr., and family. Other survivors are a second son, Desiderio Brandtner, of Mexico City, Mexico, and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Bertelli of Marseilles, France; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, followed by mass by the Rev. Fr. Henry Saxton at the Bayard Catholic Church. Burial was in the Fierro cemetery.


BRANDTNER: Ferenc Lajos "Louis" Brandtner, 94, passed away Sunday in Albuquerque. He had been a resident of Albuquerque for the past eight years, going there from Bayard. He was born in 1901 in Hungary in Transylvania but grew up in Romania after the political boundaries were changed following the Versailles Treaty. He immigrated to Mexico in 1924 and owned and managed a restaurant. He and his wife, Mercedes, married in 1931 in Mesilla. They moved to Bayard in 1941 and built a life together for the next 50 years. During this time, Mr. Brandtner owned and managed four businesses. He pursued the art of learning and refining of his natural gifts. He was an accomplished musician and photographer. At the age of 70 he pursued a formal study of art, excelling and winning several first-place ribbons. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Bruce Gilmer. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mercedes; his sister, Iren Bertelli of Marseille, France; a niece and nephew, Fernand and Denise, and their families in Marseille; a nephew, John Shaver of Albuquerque; a son, Luis, of Albuquerque; his daughters, Irene Martinez and her husband, Raul Martinez of Santa Fe and Kathleen and Ed Smith, Mitzi and Don Wencewicz, and Martha Brandtner, all of Albuquerque; his grandchildren, Mark and Xanat Martinez, Shannon Sandoval, Chad King, Melanie Tonevich, Deanna and Joe Cigler, Tracey Padilla, Brad Gilmer, Jean Dyke and Charles Smith; and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday at the Crestview Funeral Home Chapel in Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. All arrangements were entrusted to Crestview Funeral Home.


BRANNAN: Luther H. Brannan, 44, was killed last Saturday in a one-car accident on State Highway 90 at the Tyrone intersection, when the car he was driving went out of control and rolled over, crushing him in the wreckage. He was a former resident of Lordsburg and had lived in Silver City the past two years. The accident was the first highway fatality in Grant County this year. Justice of the Peace U. L. Conner held an inquest and the coroner’s jury returned a verdict of death in a highway accident, which was investigated by State Police Patrolman Gene Tow. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements. Services were held Wednesday in the Heather Mortuary chapel at Lordsburg, burial following in Mountain View cemetery there. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Betty Brennan; four sons, three daughters, four grandchildren, a brother and four sisters.


BRANTLEY. Pauline "Abbey" Brantley entered into eternal rest Friday at Gun Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Mrs. Brantley was born Dec. 21, 1945, to Nathan and Marie Wood in New York City. She was a retired secretary for the state of Alaska. She was married to Patrick
Brantley on Sept. 2, 1991, In Anchorage Alaska. They had recently moved to Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Patrick, of Silver City: her father, Nathan Wood, and brother, Shawn Wood, both of San Diego; and her brother, George Scokoisky of New York City. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium, No services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BRATTON: Judge Sam G Bratton, a New Mexico U. S. senator for nine years and a federal circuit court judge for 28 years, died Sunday at his home of a heart attack. He died just one week after Judge Carl A. Hatch, whose career had paralleled Bratton’s. Hatch Succeeded Bratton in nearly every political office he held. They were neighbors at Clovis. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Central Methodist Church in Albuquerque. The 75-year-old democrat was elected to the Senate in 1925. He resigned to accept an appointment as judge of the 10th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco in 1933 and served in that post until his retirement in 1961.


BRAVO: Teresa Elizalde Bravo, 46, former resident of Deming living In El Paso, died at Williams Army Medical Center Sunday, June 12. She was born in Fierro Dec. 9, 1936 and had lived in the area all her life. Bravo was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Funeral mass was Thursday, June 16 with the Rev. Mike Macaya officiating. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bravo of El Paso; two daughters, Gloria Ann Chacon and Liz Luera of Las Cruces; two sons, Robert A. and Edward Bravo of El Paso; her mother, Josefa Elizalde of Deming; two brothers, Miguel Elizalde of Bayard and Antonio Elizalde of Deming; two sisters, Lupe Villegas and Mary Lou Dominguez of Deming and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Ladislado Elizalde and a brother, Manuel: Wheeler Mortuary in Deming was in charge of arrangements.


BRAZEAL: Elizama S. "Sammie" Brazeal, 73, passed away Monday in Las Cruces, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Oren E. Brazeal; her sons, Johnnie Salazar of Espanola, and Ron Brazeal and his wife, Sandy, of Benicia, Calif.; her daughters, Marlena Keen of Deming, Cynthia Walsh of Silver City, and Yvonne Medina and her husband, Pilar, of Pueblo, Colo.; a brother, Roman Salazar, and his wife, Theresa, of Santa Fe; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Ken Brazeal of Benicia; her sister, Celida Maestas of Espanola; her brother, Rainon
Salazar of Espanola; and a grandson, Greg Vigil of Pueblo. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the start of rosary services at 7 Thursday at Berardinelli Mortuary in Santa Fe. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Santa Fe with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Martinez, Mark Salazar, Jason Miguel Camarena; Tim Walsh, Skip Brazeal, Sean Brazeal and James Lerrera.Local arrangements made with Graham Mortuary of Las Cruces.


BREAN: Lloyd "Bud" Brean, 78, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at Mission Bay Hospital in San Diego. Mr. Brean was manager of the Phelps Dodge Mercantile in Tyrone for 10 years. After retirement he joined the hospital auxiliary and worked as a volunteer for the hospital for many years. He and his wife, Anne, moved to San Diego a year ago. He was born Oct. 31, 1913. He is survived by his wife, Anne; a son, Ernie; a daughter-in-law, Carol; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.


BREDINE: Earl Sanford Bredine, 84, of Silver City, died Monday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Bredine was born in Lockridge, Iowa, on March 24, 1903. A longtime resident of Arkansas, he moved to Silver City three years ago. He was retired from the Hills Coffee Co., Central Division, as the office manager. Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Bredine of Silver City; and two sons, Philip Dahl-Bredine, also of Silver City, and Sanford Alan Bredine of Chicago, Ill. Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Brown, Peter Dahl-Bredine, Anthony Trilli, Gilbert Arizaga, Johnnie Perez and Dan Potts. Visitation will be held on Thursday in the Curtis-Bright chapel from 3-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City with the Rev. Wayne Sheffield and Lawrence Churchill officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing to donate may contribute to the Earl Bredine Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BREEN: John Jerry Breen Jr., 50, a resident of Silver City entered into eternal rest Monday at his residence. He was born March 25, l943, in El Paso, Texas, to John J. and Delilah B. (Ancell) Breen. Mr. Breen was a heavy-equipment sales manager, a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Silver City with the Rev. Jesse Liles, pastor, officiating. He is survived by his wife, Jewel, of the home; his mother, Delilah Breen of El Paso; two sons, Justin Breen of Silver City and John Jerry Breen III; two daughters, Bonnie Sue Davis of West Union, W.Va., and Debbie Breen of North Carolina and two brothers, Thomas Bert Breen of For Worth, Texas, and Barry Keith Breen of Lewisville, Texas. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his father, John J. Breen. Floral tributes will be accepted or contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Grant County Unit, or The Hospice Program. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels with cremation at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.


BREMOND: Daryl Sawyer Bremond, 74, formerly of Silver City, died Sunday, Jan. 21, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Tyrone. Mrs. Bremond is survived by her husband, Howard Bremond of Tucson; one son, Gene Jones of Tucson; three daughters. Suzy Hawk, Terry Jones and
Barbi Butler, all of Tucson; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held this morning at Woifrey Peace Chapel in Tucson. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.


BRENNAN: Kathryn Marie “Kay” Brennan, 80, a resident of Santa Clara, passed on into eternal life Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Detroit on Aug. 20, 1916, to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Moore. She lived most of her life in South Bend, MD. She was married to John Edward Brennan. From their wedlock came four sons and three daughters. Mrs. Brennan worked as a secretary for Campfire Girls for 30 years after first becoming one of the leaders. She was a Holy Redeemer alumna and a member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Mrs. Brennan was a great fan of football and baseball. Her favorite teams were the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Green Bay Packers, and the Chicago White Sox. In 1992, Mrs. Brennan retired from her secretarial position. When doing so, she received an autographed picture from Coach Lou Holtz (former coach at Notre Dame) and an autographed football from the 1992 team. She moved to Santa Clara in January so that she could be closer to her daughter, Joan Atencio of Santa Clara. Some of her hobbies were sewing, reading, and watching television. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Moore; her father, Phillip Moore; a brother, Gerard Moore, in 1919; her son, Joseph John Brennan, in 1953; her husband, John, in 1982; and a daughter, Mary Kathryn Garrard, in 1992. Survivors include sons, Michael Edward Brennan and his wife, Dorothy, of Michigan City, MD., Philip Thomas Brennan of Los Angeles, and James William Brennan of South Bend; daughters, Joan Elizabeth Atencio and her husband, Jesus “Jesse” Atencio, of: Santa Clara, and Patricia Ann Novy and her husband, Mike, of Elmhurst, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, Robert “Robbie” Hatcher, Peggy Sockwell, Ted Novy, Beth Novy, John Novy, Danny Novy, Michael Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Stephen Brennan, Christopher Brennan, Jessica Brennan, John Garrard and Katie Garrard; and three great-grandchildren, James Chaney, Kyle Brennan and Taya Beth Sockwell. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at 3 Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 .m. at the funeral home directing the rosary will be Deacon Johnnie Perez. Visitation will be held from
8p.m. Wednesday at Forest G. Hay Funeral Home in South Bend. A Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Co Cathedral in South Bend. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, md. Pallbearers will he Ted Novy, John Novy, Danny Novy, Michael Brennan, Patrick Brennan and Stephen Brennan. Honorary pallbearers are the rest of her grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews and friends. Donations in memory of Mrs. Brennan may he made to M? Heart of Mercy, Chicago, IL. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BRENT: Services for George T. Brent were held Wednesday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Graham, Okla. with the Rev. Larry Wileman officiating. Burial followed in the Graham Cemetery. Mr. Brent was born in Kreba on March 14, 1906. He moved to Graham from Muenster, Tex. in 1946. He had lived in different parts of Oklahoma while an employee of Phillips Petroleum Co. for 37 yrs. He died in a Temple, Texas hospital after a three-week illness. He and his wife, Opal, were married April 23, 1932 at McAlester. He was a member of the Graham Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Opal; three sons, George Donald of Silver City, Walter Leon of Denver City, Texas., and Glen Dale of Napoleon, Ohio; one brother, Ray, of Canton, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Ollis Patrick, McAlester; and six grandchildren. Services were directed by the Reser Funeral Home.


BRENT: W.J. (Josh) Brent, 70, prominent retired business man of Silver City, died early Wednesday morning at Tucson, Ariz., where he had been for some weeks, convalescing from a heart attack which he suffered several months ago. Born July 23, 1887, at Lincoln County, New Mexico, scene of the turbulent "Lincoln County War" in which his father James (Jim) Brent, had a notable part as a deputy sheriff, with a record for his fearlessness as an early day peace officer. The Brent family came to Silver City while Josh was a boy and was one of the pioneer first families of the community, which had a large part in the early development of Silver City. As a young man, Josh Brent became associated with the Silver city Beer& Ice CO. and affiliated firms, engaged in successful wholesale and retail business activities. Starting at the bottom of the ladder, Josh, by his ability soon advanced to the job of manger of the business, and became a director and large stockholder in the corporation. He was the last of the original group that had a part in organizing and conducting the firm for more than a century and its last president. During what was virtually a lifetime residence, Brent's faith in Silver City's future never wavered and he lived to see many of his dreams come true. Having prospered in business endeavors his investments were made in Silver City and he became through the years one of the largest owners of valued property. One of his last investments was the purchase of the Meeryan? Building on West Broadway, which was acquired about a year ago in the settlement of an estate. Among his investments in Silver City, in association with Jack Borenstein, are the Gila Theater Building and the garage building on East Broadway occupied by the Martin Ford Motor Co. Although he had lived retired as a businessman, Brent still retained an interest in community affairs as a member of Silver City Grant County Chamber Commerce and other civic organizations. He was a past member of Silver City Elks Lodge No413, having served two terms in that office, and had been a member of the Lodge for 46, years He was a veteran of World War I, serving overseas, and a past commander of Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Every project for the good of Silver City had His enthusiastic support and assistance. Because of his long residence, he was regarded as an authority on the history of the town and county, with a vivid recollection of the people and events of the frontier days and era when fortunes were made in gold, silver discovers in Pinos Altos Black Hawk, Fleming, Georgetown, Central, Gold Hill and other mining camps. Surviving are two brothers, William Brent, of Hollywood Calif., and Yuma Ariz.; Edward Brent, Los Angeles and a sister, Mrs. Leo Schutz of Santa Fe, the Former Josephine Brent. Funereal services will be held at 10 a.m. with high mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. R.A. Vonder Haar officiating. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary.


BRESEE: Caroline Edith Bresee, 96, a Lordsburg resident, died Thursday morning at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. She was born Jan. 27, 1892, in Plainfield, N.H. She was a restaurant hostess-cashier and a resident of New Mexico since 1972. She was a resident of Sunshine Haven for six years and prior to that a resident of Silver City for ten years. Survivors include her daughter, Alberta Cambell, and husband, Bill, of Las Cruces; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. There will be no services. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Heather Funeral Chapels and cremation by Mimbres Crematorium.


BRETHOUR: Herman Henry Brethour, 86, of Gainsborough, Texas died Tuesday, Feb. 7. Services were Feb. 9 in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Amarillo, Texas, with the Rev. Shad Rue, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Mr. Brethour, born in Russell, Kan., moved to Amarillo in 1960 from Fort Bayard. He married Isabel Spaeth in 1934 at Smolan, Kan. He retired in 1969 as a systems engineer with the Veterans Medical Center. He was a member of Palo Duro Masonic Lodge No. 1239 and Amarillo Senior Citizens Association. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Saundra Brethour of Amarillo, Vivian Lee Helwig of Springfield, Mo., and Moyne Trarbach of Stockton, Kan., a brother, Bernard Brethour; two sisters, Helen Peterson of Salina, Kan., and Edna Herman of Hays, Kan; and nine grandchildren.


BREWER: Lettie Veda Watkins Brewer, 97, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5-7 this evening at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be con- ducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Brewer was born April 25, 1902, in McWhorter, Ky., the daughter of E.B. Chesnut and Mary Reams Chesnut. She was married to Riley Watkins, who preceded her in death, and she later married William Brewer. Mrs. Brewer is survived by one daughter, Sandra Seay, and her husband, Dexter, of Silver City; a son, Cal Watkins of Silver City; one brother, Ben Chesnut, and his wife, Marie, of Kentucky; two grandchildren, Albert Seay and his wife, Tamara, of Deming, and Sherry Seay of Silver City; a great-grand- child, Jason Seay; and three stepchildren, Lona May Mathis and her husband, Bob, Nan Troup and her husband, Frank, and Willie Herman Brewer. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers, Lee Chesnut, Ernest Chesnut and George Chesnut; two sisters, Lillie Hibbits and Pearl Holberg; and one stepson, Cletus Brewer. Mrs. Brewer was a member of the First Baptist Church in Silver City and sang in the church choir for more than 30 years. She loved working in her yard and was proud that she won an award for her beautiful yard several years ago. She was an excellent cook; she crocheted many things. She was dearly loved by family and friends, and will be truly missed. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BREWER: Mrs. Ada Brewer, 90, years old, one of Silver City’s beloved pioneers passed away last Wednesday at Hillcrest hospital where she had been a patient for a week undergoing treatment for a fractured hip suffered in a fall. Born in Leeds, England, in 1878,Mrs. Brewer came to the United States it the age of 14 years to make her home at Germantown, Pa. After completing School she met her late husband,
Webster K. Brewer, Sr., and they were married. Mr. Brewer died in 1920.
Mrs. Brewer came to Silver City 58 years ago, with Mr. Brewer where the latter recovered his health and for some years was associated with the early day firm of Lowe & liann, as an accountant and office manager. One of Silver City’s best known and successful business women for many years, Mrs. Brewer became associated with Phillip F. Bartlett in an insurance agency which she acquired in 1925 when Mr. Bartlett moved to San Diego, Ca. She operated this agency until 1948 when she sold this business to A. L. Marshall and it later became the Marshall & Barron Insurance Agency, now operating in Silver City. During her many years of a successful business career Mrs. Brewer served a term as president of the New Mexico Association of Insurance Agents, which was recognition of her ability and prominence in insurance affairs of the state. Her activities in the community included the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, which she served as organist for many years and was also an officer in the Martha Guild. Her affiliations included membership. In the Business & Professional Woman’s Club, Silver City Woman’s C1ub, Chamber of Commerce and Wacky Club, in all of which she took an active part over a long period of years. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Herndon of Laguna, Fl. Mrs. Agnes Warrick of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Beatrice Mason of Los Angeles, Ca.; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Webster E. Brewer, Jr., of Silver City; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd of which she was a lifelong communicant and devout member. The last rites were conducted by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson. Burial took place in the family plot in the Silver City cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were John Barron, Edward L. Allison, Pat Feeley, Hal Harninack, Stewart C. Warrick and Walter Wilson.


BREWER: William Herman Brewer, 81, passed away Friday, July 15, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Brewer was a native of Oklahoma, and had lived in Silver City for the past 32 years. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lettie Brewer of Silver City, three daughters, Mrs. Lena May Mathis of Silver City, Mrs. Anita Ann Troup of Albuquerque and Mrs. Sandra Seay of Silver City, three sons, Willie H. Brewer and Cletus R. Brewer, both of Albuquerque and Calvin Watkins of Silver City, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Survivors also include three sisters, Mrs. Dora Ashton of Artesia, Mrs. Mittee Hembree of Plainview, Tex. and Mrs. Nora Riddle of Water-ford, Calif. and three brothers, Levi Brewer of Waterford, Calif., George Brewer of Austin, Tex. and Luther Brewer of Abernathy, Tex. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, at the First Baptist Church, Silver City, with Pastor Dick Ross officiating. Interment followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with Allingham-Golding Post #18 of the American Legion conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Archie Keene, Clyde Venable, Ted Burke. D. E. McDonald, Gene Miller and George Kunzelman. Honorary pallbearers were William C. Holberg, E. L. Huber, Arthur Taylor and David Reams.
Brewer: Charles Brewer, 59 died Oct. 26 in Hillcrest General Hospital. Graveside services were held Oct. 29 in the Fort Bayard Cemetery under the direction of the Rev. C.M. Henderson. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.



BREWER: Jessica Rene Brewer, a two-month old daughter of Geneva Ann Brewer died April 3 in Silver City. Jessica is survived by her mother, Geneva Ann Brewer; one sister, Stella Marie Madrid; one brother, David Christopher Madrid; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Brewer; paternal grandmother, Mary Madrid; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Quitmeyer of San Diego, Calif. and Mr. and Mrs. Jose D. Baca of Bayard; and paternal great-grandmother, Consuelo Remigio. Services were held April 6 in the Catholic Cemetery with Father Ramon Barela of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church officiating. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BREWER: John Robert Brewer II, 64, passed away Friday in Hurley. He moved to Hurley in 1946 and retired from Chino Mines in 1979 after 33 years of service. Mr. Brewer was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Minneapolis in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater for three years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nonis. He is survived by his daughter, Nonis Merle Kauffman of Alamogordo; two sons, John R. Brewer III of Hurley and George Michael Brewer of Loving; and 10 grandchildren, Melody Wolf, Michelle Garcia, Lee Brewer, Marshal Brewer, Molynda Brewer, Joseph Kauffman, Matthew Kauffman, Daniel Kauffman, Stephanie D. Brewer and Michael R. Brewer. Visitation for Mr. Brewer will be tonight from 6-8 in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Pastor Bill Miller officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Joe Collyge, Leon Cook, A.L. Cooper, John Underwood, Joe Dominguez and Billy Brannan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Cook, Billy Brannan and Rile Pierce. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BREWER: Joseph R. Brewer, 58, passed away Sunday at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born September 17, 1925 in Franklin County, Ala., the son of John and Maudine Cifford Brewer. He had recently moved to Silver City from Indiana. Mr. Brewer was retired, having been an independent home remodeling contractor in Indiana and the Phoenix area for the past 25 years. He was a disabled veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the VFW. Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by his mother, Maudine and a brother, Stanford. He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Millie) B. Brewer of Silver City; his father, John Brewer of Huntland, Tenn.; two daughters, Joyce Todd of Phoenix, AZ. and Shirley French of Silver City; four sons, Richard L. Brewer of Silver City; Marvin Waldron of Phoenix, AZ; William Waldron of South Bend, Ind; and Ralph Waldron of San Lorenzo, NM; three sisters, Helen Carlton of Huntland, Tenn; Willma Jones and Sarah Goble of Blountsville, Ala; three brothers, Henry Brewer of Huntland, Tenn., James Brewer of Harvey, Ill., and Clem Brewer of Fayetteville, Tenn; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. Michael West of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery under the direction of Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers were Fisher Longwell, Pete Prine, Randy White, D.A. White, Gordon White and Dan French. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BREWER; Mary Cecil Brewer, 82, died at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Brewer was born in Arkansas but lived in Roswell, NM for over 40 years and was a member of the Church of Christ all of her life. She is survived by five daughters; Elvie Johnson of Alamo, TX, Arvell Bohn of Comfort, TX. Leveta Catlett of Kerrville, TX., Margie Holt of Duncanville, TX. and Evelo Hood of Silver City; four sons; Raymond Keesee of Artesia, Leon Keesee of Silver City, Jerald Keesee of Burleson, TX. and Bobby Keesee of Henryetta, Ok; one brother, Rufus Holtzelaw of Redwood, Ca., 31 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, J.T. Keesee in 1976. Graveside funeral services were held at Memory Lane Cemetery with Dave Dugan of the Church of Christ officiating. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BREWER: Nonis Ruth Brewer, 62, died Tuesday in Hurley. Mrs. Brewer was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She moved to this area in 1935; attended Reserve High School; and married John Brewer in 1945. She is survived by her husband, John Robert Brewer of Hurley; a daughter, Nonis Merle Kaufman of Alamogordo; two sons, John Robert Brewer III of Hurley and George Michael Brewer of Loving; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Leland Myers of Florida; and a sister, Lila Myers of California. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Pastor Bill Miller officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Leon Cook, Billy Joe Collyge, Ross Veeder, John Harter, Lee Brewer and Marshal Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Wallis, Bob Cooper, Bob Wilson and Mat Brewer and all her many friends. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BREWER: Mr. Webster E. Brewer, 24, died Friday, Sept. 5. Mr. Brewer was a native of Silver City and had lived here all of his life. He was employed by UV Industries as a pump man. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of Silver city; one daughter, Irene Lynn of Silver City; his mother Mrs. Carlene Brewer of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Loshbough of Santa Fe and Mrs. Shirley Parotti of Huntsville, Texas, His grandfather, Mr. Carl Wilson of San Angelo, Texas. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel Monday, Sept. 8. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery Rev. Clifford Hutton of the First United Methodist Church officiated.


HENDERSON: Mrs. Carlene Brewer and her two children were called to San Angelo, Texas, the past week end by the death of her sister, Mrs. Pauline Henderson. The funeral services and burial took place in San Angelo.


BREWER: Mrs. Elsie J Brewer, 61, resident of Grant County for the past 50 years, died at her Silver City home Saturday afternoon following an extended period of falling health. The deceased was the wife of W H Brewer, who survives her. Mrs. Brewer also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frank Van Cleave Bayard, Mrs. Earl Atkins of Silver City and Mrs. B J Harrison of Fort Bragg NC. Dr J Claude Williams of the First Baptist church conducted funeral services at 10:30 Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis mortuary. Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery.


BREWER: Mrs. Mary Floyd Brewer. 78, who had been an invalid for about 12 years, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Moss, in Hanover, with whom she had resided since soon after the death of her husband. Survivors other than Mrs. Moss include a son, Louis Brewer of Grand Junction, Colo.; four grandchildren: one brother, Brevard? Craig of Central City, Ky.; and five sisters, Mrs. Pearl Fleming of Dawson Springs, Ky., Mrs. Flem Brister of Russellville, Ky., Mrs. Ella Talley of Springfield, Ky., Mrs. Mile Goodley of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Lou Brister of Alabama. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson will officiate at funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Curtis Mortuary. The remains will then be sent for interment beside the husband of the deceased in the cemetery at Gordon, Neb.


BREWER: Mrs. Rebecca Brewer died Sunday at the Ft. Bayard Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past month. She was reported to be over 100 years old. The deceased was a native of Macon, Ga., where she had resided for 31 years before going to Minneapolis, Minn, and then Silver City. She was a member of the Baptist Church. 4 Survivors of Mrs. Brewer include a sister, Alberta Ailer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral arrangements are pending the recovery of her sister who was recently injured in an automobile accident in Florida.


BREWER: Webster E Brewer, employed by Community Public Service Co. was found shot to death about 9 O’clock last night near the municipal water reservoir on Boston Hill. Investigation by the sheriff’s office and Community Public Services officials found that he had been missing from his usual work on Wednesday. Justice of the peace Andrew Haugland called for an inquest today. There were no indications of foul play. Survivors are his wife, two daughters, and a son; his mother, Mrs. Ada Brewer, and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Warrick, Long Beach CA and Mrs. Nancy Herdon, Grants NM. Funeral arrangements are by Cox mortuary.



BREWINGTON: Word was received last week of the death of Daniel Robert Brewington, Temple, Tex., which occurred Friday, Oct. 20. The deceased was a resident of Bayard and an employee of the Kennecott Copper Corp. He had been in failing health for some time and had only recently entered the clinic at Temple for treatment. Daniel Robert Brewington was born in La Plata, Mo., on Nov. 24, 1913. He was 36 years of age when death occurred. With his family, he had resided in Grant County for the past four years. Survivors are his widow, Mary Owsley Brewington; three sons, Jesse, Dennis Lee and Richard Lynn, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Brewington of Hanover; and a sister, Mrs. Joe McCormick. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Harold Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, officiating. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary.


BRICKY: Robert Jerome "Bobby" Brickey, 28, died March 4 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his parents, Bobby Joe and Crusie Brickey of Silver City; his sister, Jennifer Brickey Danley and her husband, Richard, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his half brother, Gregory Brickey, and his wife, Margie, of El Paso, Texas; a half sister, Christine Medlin of Michigan; his nephew and godson, Jarrod Allen Danley; a niece, Jessica Lauren Brickey; a nephew, Zane Alexander Brickey; his grandmother, Janie Brickey of Norton, Va.; special friends and companions, Patricia M. Ryan and Matthew D. Seligman; and a large family of friends. Mr. Brickey was born April 8, 1964, at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. A graduate of Silver High School, he went on to study biology at New Mexico State University, where he graduated in December, 1986. He entered military service as an Army reservist amd was later commissioned as an officer. He was a distinguished graduate of his Officer Candidate School class at New Mexico Military Academy in Roswell. Mr. Brickey served in the Army Reserve for nine years and five months. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Ribbon, and twice received the Army Commendation Medal. He earned expert marksmanship status. Mr. Brickey moved to Albuquerque in 1987, and worked as an operating room scrub nurse at St. Joseph's Northeast Hospital. When he became ill, he moved into medical administration until he was no longer able to work. He enjoyed Western dancing, reading and music. Services are pending. The family offers the option of sending flowers or making contributions in his memory to the Emergency Project.


BRIDGEMAN; Dora Russell Bridgeman, 82, resident southeast of Deming died at her daughters home recently. She was born Nov. 18, 1901 in Shaw, Miss. and was a retired cook. She first came to Deming in April of 1980 and returned last month. Her memberships include the Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral Services were held in Memphis with burial in the New Park Cemetery there. Locally she is survived by a daughter, Leora Lloyd of Deming. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


BRIGGS: Merle P. Briggs, age 67 years, World War I veteran and former owner of Briggs Appliance Store in Silver City, passed away March 5, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Fernando California. He was a member and past commander of Allingham-Golding Post No. 18, American Legion, Silver City, and Past Department Commander of the American Legion in New Mexico. He was a past president of the Silver City Lions Club, and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are his widow, Lola Marie Briggs; a son, Merle Dean Briggs, Bellevue, Washington; a daughter Genevieve (Mrs. J. D.) Eagen, of Golden, Colo.; seven grandchildren and four sisters. Funeral services were held in Portland, Oregon, where burial took place with full military honors in the National Cemetery.


BRIGHT: Mrs. J D Bright a long time resident of Silver City died at the home of her son R W Bright in Johnson City Tenn. July 16. Funeral services were held in Johnson City on Saturday July 18.

BRIGHT: Orince O Bright, 87, passed away Monday, March 28 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Bright was a native of Greene County, Tennessee, and had lived in Grant County for the past 52 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 0. 0. Bright of Cliff, three daughters, Mrs. Dick Dinwiddie of Cliff, Mrs. Marshal Kartchner of Gila and Miss Bette Bright of Silver City, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A son, Harold, preceded him in death in 1976. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Guy Maloney of Telford, Tenn. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ralph Hensley officiating. Interment followed in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila with the Tyrone Masonic Lodge #52 AF & AM conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Wesley Brown, Eddie Kartchner, Jimmy Shelley, Junior Lewis, Allen Coffeit and Richard Wilhelm. Honorary pallbearers were Duke Pitts, Fred, Dale Shock, Tom McCauley.


BRIGHT: Mrs. G.O. Bright, 89, died Sept. 10 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Bright was born in Abingdon, Va. and had been a resident of Cliff since 1927, where she was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church. She is survived by three daughters, Margery Dinwiddie and Helen Kartchner of Cliff, Betty Bright of Silver City; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs.Bright was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. G.O. Bright in 1977 and her son Harold H. Bright in 1976. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel, with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating. Interment followed at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Dinwiddie, Chuck Dinwiddie, Fred Chappell, Marshal Raley, John Bright and Rick Dinwiddie. Anyone wishing to make contributions in memory of her can make them to the Trinity Presbyterian Building. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BRINDLEY: Arthur Edward Brindley, 82, passed away at his home in Silver City on Saturday, March 4. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial funeral services with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bright Funeral Home. Mr. Brindley was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Kingfield, Maine, the son of Arthur R. Brindley and Gladys Campbell Brindley. He is survived by three daughters, Jean Brindley of Honolulu, Hawaii, Annette Brindley of San Jose, Calif., and Phyllis Duchene and her husband, Joe, of San Jose; two brothers, Richard Brindley of Farmington, Maine, and Everett Howe of Kingfield; three sisters, Bertha Sawyer of Escondido, Calif., Ruth LaHouse of Kingfield, and Willette Howe of Kingfield; five grandchildren, Danette Ahuna of Hawaii, Yvette Sakurada of Hawaii, David Bond Jr. of Georgia, Jeanette Bond of California, and Veronica Duchene of Arizona; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces, Connie of California and Barbara of Maine; and numerous other relatives. His parents, his two wives, three sisters, and one brother preceded Mr. Brindley in death. Mr. Brindley graduated from Stanley High School, in Kingfield. He assisted his dad on the family farm prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army. After serving in the Army for three years, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a bombardier during World War II. After retirement from the Air Corps, he was employed by Car Parts Depot as an automotive parts salesman in El Paso, Texas. He was also a Realtor for a period of time in Port Charlotte, La. Mr. Brindley was a member of the Silver City Optimist Club. His family and friends will sadly miss him. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BRINDLEY: Mrs. Mabel Sparks Brindley, 65, passed away Monday morning at Hillcrest Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Brindley was a native of Oklahoma and had resided in Grant County for the past 51 years. She was a retired Secretary for the Veteran’s Hospital. Mrs. Brindley is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Flossie Martin of Arenas Valley and Mrs. Lavonne Taylor of Alhambra Calif. Graveside services are being held today at Memory Lane Cemetery at 10:3O a.m. with Rev. Paul Maxwell of the Assembly of Glad Tidings officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Curtis Maxwell, David Maxwell, Steve Maxwell, Paul Maxwell, Sam Williams and Melvin Ullery.


BRINDLEY: Warren T. Brindley, 40, veteran of World War II, and resident of Central, died the past week at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital where he was a patient. He resided in this area for the 12 years. Surviving are his wife Mabel L Brindley; two brothers Larry Brindley Long Beat Calif., and Thomas Brindley Sacramento Calif.: three sisters
Mrs. Eunice Ezell Bellflower Calif.; Mrs. Mary Fants South Sioux City NE., and Mrs. Clara Smith, Covina ,Calif. Funeral services were held at the Fort Bayard chapel by the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie minister of the Silver City Presbyterian church. Internment was in the Fort Bayard cemetery. Funeral arrangements were directed by Cox mortuary.


BRINDLEY: Doris Brindley died April 20 in Hurley. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on Sept. 7, 1925, the daughter of Charles and Mary Obie Prost. Mrs. Brindley had been a resident of Grant County since 1949 and was a member of the Union Community Church in Hurley. Survivors include her husband, Raymond D. Brindley; one son, Ray Brindley, Jr. of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; four daughters, Ellen Keller of Houston, Tex., Shirlee Satchell of Houston, Tex., Nancy Bates of Hurley, and Blanch Baxter of Hurley; one sister, Dolores Johnston of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Mike Prost of Houston, Tex. and John Prost of Detroit, Mich.; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services were held last Thursday at2 p.m. in the Curtis Bright Chapel under the direction of the Rev.Kenneth Schultz. Interment followed in Memory Lane. Pallbearers were Eldon Steele, Hal Gigger, Albert Kelly, Derrel Blackman, Red Gatlin and Charlie Hood. Honorary pallbearers were Clark Smith and Gilbert Bailey. Arrangements by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.


BRINDLEY: John Henry Brindley, 78, of Salem, Ore., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Veterans Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was born July 20, 1916, in Buffalo Valley, Tenn., the son of John and Lula (Wolfe) Brindley. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are three sisters, Blanche Huff of Silver City, and Sue Carr and Dorothy Skeen, both of Lebanon, Tenn.; one brother Ray Brindley Sr. of Hurley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service and interment was at the Veterans National Cemetery in Portland.


BRISCOE: Funeral services were held Monday in the fort Bayard chapel for Charles Briscoe Sr., 76, who died last Friday in the Veterans Hospital at Tucson Interment took place at Fort Bayard. Curtis Mortuary directed burial rites. Survivors Include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Florence Briscoe of Silver City; two sons, Charles, Jr., of Albany, Ore., and David, of Almo, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Bendix of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth Hanna of Sweet Home Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters.


BRISCOE: Dorothy Helen, 60, died Tuesday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Alamogordo, the daughter of Ben and Elsie Potter Smith. She had been a homemaker throughout her life, moving to Silver City from El Paso, Texas, one year ago. She is survived by her son, George Harold Carson of El Paso; two sister, Annie Rodriguez of Bayard and Naona Cox of Aztec, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert L. Smith, in 1987. Private interment services will be held by the family at a later date in Alamogordo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BRITE: Harriet Lavina Brite, born April 4, 1915 in Omaha Neb, died Sunday in Seguin, TX., at the age of 70. On May 12 1938 she married Tom Brite and in 1930 they moved to Hurley. She is survived by two sisters, Edna Lively of Youngtown, Ark., and Elsie Lawslo, Omaha; and two brothers, RJ Jack of Chico, Calif., and Ray Jack, also of Omaha. She was preceded in death by her husband who died in March 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard, Visitation will be held today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home from 1-7 p.m. Services will be Thursday at 10a.m. in Curtis Bright with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating, interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, Pallbearers will be Ray Mason, Ernie Venegas, Paul Reeves, Tom Bederman, Joe Sifunnies and Carlos Torres. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BRITE: Thomas Ivan Brite, 69, passed away Friday in his home in Hurley. He is survived by his wile, Harriet, of Hurley and several brothers and sisters. T.I. had served in the U.S. Army, and worked as a security guard at Kennecott for many years. He was born in Golden and lived in Santa Fe, La Mesa, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas, and then moved to the Grant County area where he lived the remainder of his life. Mr. Brite was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard and the Elks Lodge of Silver City. Services were held today at 10 am with visitation from 8-9:30 a.m. in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home in Silver City. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Miller of The First Baptist Church of Bayard officiated. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


Britt: Howard E. Britt, Silver City registered public accountant, died Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital where he had been a patient for a short time. Taken seriously ill two days ago, Mr. Britt, who was 60 years of age, collapsed and was quickly taken to Fort Bayard. Born in Oklahoma, June 25, 1892, Mr. Britt came to Silver City in 1918 and for several years was affiliated with an Oklahoma firm as an accountant. He opened his own office on Pope St. in 1941 and since that time had been devoted to both that venture and to one of operating the Black Range Gardens at his home. He was an expert on growing roses and evergreens, pursuing the same as a hobby as well as a business. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Allingham-Golding Post, American Legion of Silver City, and a Scottish Rite Mason affiliated with Silver City AF&AM. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. David E. Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Silver City Masonic Lodge. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Deming. Survivors are the deceased's wife, Alice; a step-son, Clifford Goodwin of El Paso; one niece, Mrs. Madeline Coleman of Silver City, a nephew, Buddy E. Raines of Gallup and a brother, Marion E. Britt of Los Angeles.


BRITTINGHAM: Death the past week claimed Elijah L Brittingham, a Silver City resident for the past 1O years. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Alberta B Gunby Cambridge Md. The body was sent to Berlin, Md., by the Cox Mortuary, where funeral services were held and internment took place.


BRITTON: Florence Elizabeth Britton, 84, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at Memory Lane Cemetery, with the Rev. Larimore K. Wickett officiating. Mrs. Britton was born Nov. 25, 1918,in Raton. She was the daughter of C.H. Williams and Clara Murphy Williams. She married Albert G. Britton on Sept. 5, 1937 in Silver City. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Britton is survived by one son Charles Britton and his wife, Jean, of Johnstown, Colo.; grandchildren, John Britton of Johnstown. Janet Carter and her husband, Charles, of Midland, Texas, Deborah Hull and her husband, Nathan Hull, of Grand Junction. Colo., Christopher Britton of Longmont, Colo., Sheryl Grothe of Denver, and Sherry Rector and her husband, Marty, George Grothe, JoAnn Ward, Joan Votaw, and J.B. Grothe and his wife, Robbie, all of Lane. Okla.; 15 great-grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas H. Williams, and his wife, Marian, of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one daughter, Margaret Roxanne Grothe; a sister, Virginia Ellison; and two brothers, Charles R. Williams and William G Williams. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BRITTON: Al Britton, 75, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Britton married Florence E. "Betty" Williams in 1937 in Las Cruces. They made their home in Silver City. He was a sign painter and a member of the Elks Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty Britton of Silver City; a son, Charles Britton and his wife, Jean of Longmont, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at Memory Lane Cemetery on Friday at a time to be announced Thursday. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Elks Club. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BRIXNER: A long time resident of Mogollon, Mrs. Lula May Brixner, died Tuesday in Aztec, where she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Marie Thomas for the past two years. Adam Brixner, husband of the late Mrs. Brixner, died in April 1950. Shortly after the husband's death, Mrs. Brixner moved to Aztec. Survivors included Mrs. Thomas; another daughter, Mrs. Sidney Simpson, now living in California; and a son, Bill Brixner, Superior, Ariz. The body was flown to Grant County last Thursday and services were held Saturday in the Glenwood Community Church with the Rev. Rhea Kuykendall officiating. Burial was in the Alma Cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary.


BROADDUS: Cecil Ray Broaddus, 79, entered life eternal Sunday afternoon at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Amarillo, Texas, to the late Henry and Florence Broaddus. He was a truck driver. Graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Park in Carlsbad. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Irene Hayes of Carlsbad. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BROCK: Claude Marcus Brock, 84, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bright Funeral Home with Mr. Rick Brock officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Albuquerque. Mr. Brock was born Aug. 7, 1915, in Rockville, Ind. He was married to Helen Geneva Commons, who preceded him in death in 1965. He later married Rita Diaz, who preceded him in death on April 7, 1996. Mr. Brock is survived by two sons, Larry Brock and his wife, Anna Lou, of Parker, Colo., and Ricky Brock and his wife, Carol, of Riderton, Wyo.; four grand- children, Michelle Linn Brock of Lincoln, Neb., Staria Ann Brock of Denver, Hope Brock of Nogales, Ariz., and Daniel Brock of Lincoln; and three great- grandchildren. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BROCK: George M. Brock, 56, resident of Silver City for 45 years and operator of a tinsmith business, was killed in a highway accident last Saturday on the Freeway in Tucson. The truck he was driving swerved off the pavement and struck a large sign and he died at the scene of the crash. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Katherine Brock; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Mayes, Silver City; Mrs. Ann Mitchell, Albuquerque and Mrs. Frances Morales, Chile, S.K his mother, Mrs. Doris M. Brock, Silver City; a brother, Irvin Brock, of Louisiana; a sister, Mrs. Leta McConnel, of Bloomington. Calif. and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The Rev. James S. Wayne of the First, Methodist Church will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the mausoleum in Memory Lane Cemetery.


BROCK: I. O. Brock, resident of Silver City for 50 years, and widely known as a tinsmith contractor, died last Thursday in Hillcrest Hospital, after a brief illness. He had made sheet metal tanks for windmills on ranches and was a finished craftsman in this kind of work and fashioned tin for all kinds of uses in building projects. He was the owner of the Brock Sheet Metal and Windmill Company Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Dorcus M. Brock; two sons, George Brock of Silver City and Irwin Brock, of Louisiana; a daughter, Mrs. Lette Bell McConnell, of Bloomington Ca, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. James G. Wayne of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery


BROCK: Dorcus Elizabeth Brock, 100, passed away in the Fort Bayard Medical Center on Saturday. The Brock family came to this area from Texas in 1914 and she resided in Grant County for many years. She is survived by two sisters, Leta Bell McConnell of Riverside, Calif., and Bernie Simmons of Pomona, Calif.; and five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held in Memory Lane Cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Miki West will officiate. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


Brock: Joseph Francis Brock, 89, died on Christmas Day in El Paso, Texas. He was born Aug. 5, 1899, to Jane and Henry Brock in Silver City. His father was the foreman of the Diamond A Ranch headquartered at Apache Tejo south of Hurley. Mr. Brock married Edith Gean of Sheridan, Ark. During the Depression, they lived in Cerro de Pasco, Peru, where he supervised the construction of the highest tramline in the world at 40,000 feet. Upon their return to the United States, they owned and operated Brock's Automotive in El Paso for 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Jean Dempsey of Hurley; a son, William Joseph Brock of El Paso; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation followed funeral services in El Paso.


BROCK: Kathryn I. Brock, age 69, died Friday, December 18 in Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Brock was born March 22, 1912 in Lordsburg, the daughter of Phillip and Hannah Thaits Anderson and resided in the Silver City area all of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Silver City. She is survived by three daughters, Ann Brock Mitchell of Albuquerque, Mary M. Sellers and Frances Morales, both of Silver City; three sisters, Mary Goodwin of Tucson, Lucy Salars of Silver City, Frances Ostanock of Youngstown, Ohio; one brother, William Anderson of Deming; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Brock in 1966. Services were held on Tuesday, December 22 at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel under the direction of Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alfred Morales, John Rayl, Dan Dunagan, Oney Hughes, Alfredo Abalos, and Carroll Mann. Mrs. Brock laid in state in the Chapel from 8 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.


BROCK: Tommy E. Brock, 38, of Bullhead City, Ariz., died April 3 in Las Vegas, Nev., following a construction accident in Bullhead City. He was a former resident of Silver City. Survivors include a brother, Bill Brock of Alamogordo; and two daughters, Danette Brock of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kelly Brock of Silver City.


BROCK: Harold Cope left by plane Monday for Naples, TX., called there by the death of his mother, Mrs. Vena Brock, 78, at her home in Naples, TX. Funeral services were held Wednesday, with burial following in a Naples cemetery.


BROCK: Rita D. Brock, 74, passed away Sunday at University Medical Center In Albuquerque. She was a lifelong resident of Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Oaude M. Brock of Silver City; two stepsons Ricky D. Brock of Cody, Wyo., and Larry Brock of Parker, Colo.; two brothers, Alphonso Diaz and his wife, Francis, of California; and Jim Diaz of Coraics; two sisters, Lydia Gurule and her husband, Ralph, of Albuquerque, and Josie Scott and her husband Howard of
Los Lunas; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today with a prayer vigil following at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Roti Nichols officiating, interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis Bright Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BROCKMAN: James H. Brockman, 73, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Thursday at his home. He was born May 3, 1924, in Carlsbad. He graduated from the New Mexico School of Mines in 1950 and retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a mining engineer after 34 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Calling hours will be held from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with the prayer vigil at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center Parish with Father Jon Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ann Brockman of Silver City; three sons, Thomas F. Brockman and his wife, Sharron, of Carlsbad, James E. Brockman of Silver City and Michael S. Brockman and his wife, Stephanie, of Longmont, Colo.; one brother, Francis Brockman, and his wife, JoAnn, of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Marge Lind, and her husband, John, of Santa Fe; and three grandchildren, Thomas Brockman of Carlsbad, and Shane and Lucas Brockman of Longmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Holy Cross Cancer Ministry, Las Cruces, NM 88005, or the Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Program, Silver City, NM 88061. Casket bearers will be Dexter Holloway, Grant Roberts, Jim Rogers, Charlie Stout, Joe Duran and Eddie Madrid. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BROMILOW: Robert M. Bromilow, 83, died in Hillcrest General Hospital March 17. He had resided in Bayard for the past five years, and was a retired Superintendent of State Hospitals for the State of California. Mrs. Bromilow preceded him in death March 4, 1971. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Michael J. O'Loughlin of Bayard, eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one sister. Funeral services were held in the Bobbitt Chapel in San Bernardino, Calif., March 23, with the Rev, W.J. Parker officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Cemetery with the military graveside services. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


BRONSON: Frederick F. Bronson, 43, was found dead Saturday close to Ben Lilly Monument. Mr. Bronson was born Sept. 11, 1953, to Frederick F. Bronson and Julia O’Malley in Portsmouth, Va. He, was a long time resident of Albuquerque, where his maternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth Morrison, settled in 1917. He moved to Silver City a year and half ago and established Craftsmanship Remembered, a woodworking shop. He was an avid world-class hang glider pilot. Mr. Bronson will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Julia O’Malley of Phoenix; two sisters, Paula Nelson and her husband, Jack, of Parker, Colo., and Marybeth Bronson of Boston; and a nephew, Eric Nelson, and a niece, Kelly Nelson, both of Parker. Mr. Bronson was preceded in death by his father, Frederick F. Bronson Sr. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family has requested that contributions in Mr. Bronson’s memory be made to Grant County Search and Rescue. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BROOKRESON; Myrtle Alleen Brookreson, 73, resident of Deming, died May 25 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born April 3, 1911 in Giles, Tx and moved to Deming in 1946 from Las Cruces. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Corporate Board of the Rio Mimbres Country Club. Funeral services were held May 27 at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary. Rev. Jeffrey A. Symonds, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Lindsay of Deming; a brother, Robert Bush of Las Cruces and a nephew, Dale Wilingham of Mission Viejo, Calif. Her husband, Ernest Brookreson preceded her in death in 1975. Serving as pallbearers were Skeeter Williams, Gary Jeffreys, Tommy Perez, Dick Noyes, Stan Jackson and Mike Bolton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Assoc. of Retarded Citizens. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BROOKS: Andrew Brooks, 97, died Friday at his home in Silver City. He was a longtime resident of Luna and Grant counties, and was born Dec. 25, 1888 in Marble Falls, Texas. Survivors are his wife, Odessa; his sister-in-law, Amanda Dawson; his step-grandson, Herbert Fields; and three nieces, all of Silver City; and his son, Joe Harris of Clovis. Mr. Brooks was until recently the oldest employee of the state of New Mexico and was working on the maintenance crew at Fort Bayard Medical Center. His first job was working for Sam Ealy Johnson, the father of former President Lyndon Johnson, and over the years he worked as a laborer, sawmill worker, cotton picker, pipe layer, head porter, and fry cook. He was a member of the Brewer Hill Baptist Church. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Deming’s Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. W.W. Wilhams of Albuquerque giving the eulogy. Baca‘s Wheeler Chapels of Deming is in charge of arrangements.


BROOKS: J C Brooks, 94, a former pioneer resident of Grant county where he lived for 60 years died this past week in Houston TX where he had made his home for the past 20 years.


HENRY: John Brooks Henry, 75, of Bayard, died Wednesday Sept. 28 in Hillcrest General hospital in Silver City. Henry was born Jan. 21, 1908 in Prairie City, Wash., the son of George W. and Alma Brooks. Henry was a resident of Bayard since 1944. He was member of the Silver City Second Ward Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and was employed as an electrician for Kennecott Copper Co. for 29 years retiring in 1973. Henry is survived by his wife Henrietta Padilla Henry of Bayard; two daughters Patricia M. Hamilton of Bayard and June
Carnes of Bountiful Utah; one son, Raymond El Jahuke of Gray lakes, Ill; one stepdaughter, Beulah Lee Robertson of Joseph city, Ariz and stepson Robert E Dearing of Kamiah Idaho. A memorial service was held Friday Sept 30 in the Curtis Bright Funeral chapel under the direction of Bishop Gary Stailey. Arrangements were be Curtis Bright.


BROOKS: Mrs. Elene P. Brooks, 66, nationally known pastel artist passed away Thursday in Silver City, where she had resided the past 18 years. She was the former Mrs. B T. Corder. Her paintings had been exhibited throughout the United States in art galleries. Some years ago one of her paintings exhibited in New York City received an award as one of the finest pastel paintings ever displayed. Mrs. Brooks held degrees from Iowa Western University and other Universities. Before making her home in Silver city after coming to New Mexico Mrs. Brooks had resided at Glenwood and Gila. As an artist she had a wide acquaintance in the world of art. Surviving are a brother, Bruce Patton, of Mercedes, California, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel; the Rev Harold E. Johnson will perform the rites. Internment will be in the Silver city Mausoleum.


BROOKS: Mrs. Marjorie W. Brooks, wife of Dr. Robert G. Brooks of the New Mexico Western College staff, died early Sunday morning March 1, 1953 at Hillcrest General Hospital. The deceased was born October 28, 1917 in Marion Ill, and resided here for the past one and one-half years. She is survived by her husband, two sons Robert Jr., and James; her father Emmett Wilcox of Joliet, Ill, and a brother, James Wilcox of Rockford, III. Funeral services were, private with the Rev. David Holt, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. It was requested by the family that no flowers be sent. It was suggested that those wishing to send contributions to the Heart Foundation or some similar organization.


BROOKS: Raymond E. Brooks, 69, who had resided in Silver City for the past 10 years, died last Thursday in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard. During his residency here, the deceased had been employed at various times by the city police department, his last period of work being as meter patrolman and traffic officer.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gretchen Brooks; a son, David Brooks, who is stationed with the U. S. Army at Tort Polk. La.; and one sister, Mrs. Laura McDonald of Coolidge, Ariz. Graveside burial services were held Monday at the Fort Bayard Cemetery, the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson, of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.


BROOKS: Mrs. Gretchen Shirley Brooks, 60, died Wednesday, April 1, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Brooks was a native of New Orleans, La., and had lived in Grant County for the past 34 years. She had served as a registered nurse at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors include one son, David Marvin Brooks of the U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Vivian Cowan of Silver City, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel and burial followed in the Bayard Veterans Cemetery with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating.


BROOKS: Lucresia Odessa Holmes Brooks, or "NaNa" as she was known by family members and friends, passed away Saturday, July 22 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was 93. She was born Dec. 1, 1901 to Alec and Andora (Lang) Upshaw in Sealy, Texas. When she was a small child, her father, who was a minister, taught her to worship and love Christ. She helped raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and always made more than enough food for whoever stopped by. She was a member of the Brewer Hill Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary and "Mother" of the church. In 1986, she became a faithful member of the Bible Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, but most of all she loved talking about the Lord. She always said talking and doing go together and she encouraged one and all to love and trust the Lord. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by a grandson, Herbert Fields of Silver City; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Lucious Upshaw of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Holmes; second husband, Andrew Brooks; two daughters, Mable Maldonado and Annie Bonner; a grandson Leroy Fields; and more recently a sister, Amanda Upshaw Dawson in June of this year. Funeral services took place this morning in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Earseye Ross II and the Rev. Don Atchley as officiates. Interment took place at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers were Alpha Williams, Arthur Hodges, Sean Stewart, Charles Shaw, Willard McBride and Earseye Ross III. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Fields, Salwillel Fields, Michael Fields, Rashad Fields, Ghais Fields, Hassan Fields, Junior Prince, Lucious Upshaw and the members of the Bible Baptist Church. Flower girls were Michelle McCain, Claudia McBride and Debbie Murrio. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BROOKS: Richard Aubern Brooks died March 11 after a brief illness at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Helen T. Brooks; two daughters, Rosalee and Allyne Hansen; one son, Richard (Ray) Brooks; four brothers, Dennis, Hampton, Houston and R.T. Brooks; two sisters, Mabell Baker and Manon Collum; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held March 15 at the Wheeler Chapel under the direction of the Silver City Elks Lodge. Burial followed at Memory lane Cemetery. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.


BROOKS: Edward Lee Brooks, 66, of Van Horn TX died Thursday at Cliff. Services are pending with Curtis Bright Funeral home.


BROOME: Donald Raymond Broome; 43, died Sunday, May 1 at the, Longmont United hospital In Longmont, Colo. Broome was born in Santa Rita, reared in Hurley, was a 1957 graduate of Cobre High School. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Broome of Aspen spark, Colo., one daughter, Shelley Broome; and one son, Aaron Broome both of Allens Park, Colo.: his mother. Oriene Broome of Las Cruces: and one brother, Dr Forrest V. Broome o Hampton, VA, Funeral service’s were held Thursday, May 5 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with David Strain officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Harry Volkmer, AC. Woodburn, W, Bowman, Gene Jacobs, Harlo Longmore and Ted Vaughn. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BROOME: Dr. Forest V. Broome, 41, Hampton Va. died Sunday in Richmond, VA. He was a native of Silver City. Survivors include his wife Patty Lou; three daughters, Mrs. Ronna Jean Wiseman of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Maria Jane Keefe of Hampton and Mrs. Sherri Lynn Broom of the home; two sons, Donald Broome and William I. Broome of the home his mother, Mrs. Oriene Verna Broome of Las Cruces and three granddaughters. Services will be at 2 pin. Thursday in the Peninsula Funeral home in Newport News Va., and Burial will be in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Hampton. Contributions can be made to the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Regional Center.


BROUCHER: Linda McMullen Broucher, 42, passed away March 31 in John Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore, Md. She was a member of the Rainbow Girls Santa Rita Assembly and served a term as worthy adviser. She graduated from Cobre High School in 1965 and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a deacon in Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Pa., and was secretary there. Mrs. Broucher sang in the choir for 16 years and was also a member of the Hand Bells Choir. In addition, she served as a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Broucher was employed the past eight years as secretary for Calgary United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. Preceding her in death was her father, O.D. McMullen, who died Feb. 6, 1987. Survivors include her husband, Jack Broucher Jr., a daughter, Michelle, and a son, David, all of Harrisburg; her mother, Charlotte McMullen of Bayard; and two sisters, Ellen Clevenger of Deming and Ruth Hensel of Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial services were conducted by her pastor, Dan Rising, on April 3 in Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She was interred in Harrisburg.


BROUGHTON: Alma Oneta Broughton, 84, born in Texas, March 20, 1905, passed away Dec. 21 in the Irving Community Hospital in Irving, Texas, from heart complications. Mrs. Broughton was a resident of Silver City for 11 years and had recently moved to Irving. She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Oneta Powell of Irving; a son, Truman Broughton of Odessa, Texas, seven grandchildren, Darlene Tarpley of Silver City, Mickey Hassle and Billy Powell of Irving, and Lynn, Karen, Diane and Gary Broughton, all of Odessa; 10 great-grandchildren including DeShae Marshall and Dannon Tarpley of Silver City; two great-great-grandchildren, Shantell and Kyle Marshall of Silver City; and two sisters and three brothers, who all reside in Texas. During her retirement years, Mrs. Broughton was involved with the Senior Adults and Singles Ministries of the Glad Tidings Church of Silver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Society.


BROWN: Donald L. Brown 75, of Silver City passed away today at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services a pending with Bright Funeral Home.


BROWN: Frederick James Brown, 18, died Monday following a surfing accident in which he suffered a broken neck. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, Huntington Beach, Calif. Other survivors are his brother, Rex Allen Brown, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Mc
Kinney, Silver City. Mrs. Brown is the former Frances McKinney.


BROWN: Grant County lost another respected pioneer rancher, George Ernest Brown, 75, of the Buckhorn area, who came to New Mexico In 1913 from Texas, making the trip in a covered wagon, accompanied by his wife and three children, to make a new home in the wide open spaces of the Southwest, A successful rancher for many years, until retirement. Mr. Brown served as school trustee in the Cliff-Gila District, was one of the first drivers when school buses were installed and was active in the life of the Upper Gila River region. For many years he served as the first postmaster at Buckhorn. Survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Drummond; four sons, Lewis, of Cliff; Conn and Harold, of Farmington and Ernie, of Silver City; a brother, Wilson Brown of Gila. Two sisters, Mrs. Maud Hipp and Mrs. Myrtle Nene of Brady, Tex., 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Gila Mesa Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Marvin J. Fell of the Church of Christ. Active pallbearers were Roy Ellis, George Clark, Jr., Fayette Rice, Hubert Foster, J. B. Horn and Albert Wilmeth.


BROWN: Henry C. Brown, 67, a retired employee of the Phelps Dodge Corporation who- had been living at Gila, died Monday. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie Brown; three daughters, Mrs., Demares Campbell and Mrs. Alice Wilkerson Duncan Ariz., and Mrs. Lucille Goodner, Clifton, Ariz.; a son, Doyle Brown, Burkburnett Tex.; a sister, Mrs. W Borden Wilcox, Ariz.; a brother William Brown, Fort Huachuca, Ariz .
The body was sent by the Cox Mortuary to Clifton, AZ for burial.


DRUMMOND: J.Brown Drummond Born-? on Oct. 14, 1940, in Silver City. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred; one son, Tommy Drummond, and his wife, Connie, of Buckhorn; one daughter, Becky Hollimon, and her husband, Richard, of Escondido, Calif.; three grandsons, Tracy Drummond and his wife, Kayla, of Reserve, Ty Hollimon and his wife, Jill, of San Marcos, Calif., and Trevor Hollimon and his wife, Barbara, of San Antonio, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Kacy and Ky Drummond; two brothers, Bob Drummond and his wife, Willie, of Magdalena, and Ray Drummond and his wife, Norma, of Ruidoso; a sister, Fay Masoner of Buckhorn; and his brothers-in-law, Ike Brown and his wife, Evelyn, of Farmington, and Ernest Brown and his wife, Christine, of Silver City. Mr. Drummond was a member of the National Trapper Association and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1930 in Apache Creek. He retired in 1977 from the New Mexico State Highway Department, District I Cliff Patrol, as highway maintenance foreman. Pallbearers for Mr. Drummond will be Tracy Drummond, Ty Hollimon, Trevor Hollimon, Ty Bays, Terrell Shelley, John Cooper, Jeff Turner and Billy Joe Collyge. Honorary bearers will be all of his longtime friends. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice. Funeral service arrangements are with Bright Funeral Home.


BROWN: Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Curtis
Mortuary Chapel for Jesse Clifford Brown, 89, who died at Fort Bayard State Hospital Friday where he was an extended care patient. Mr. Brown, a resident of Bayard for 24 years, was a retired compressor operator for the Chino- Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp. Survivors are his widow, Pearl, Bayard; a son, Lawrence, Quemado, N.M.; six daughters, Mrs. Jewell Vaughn and Mrs. Zula Mae Kuger, both of Hurley; Mrs. Estelle Croom, Silver City: Mrs. Violet Houston, Albuquerque; Mrs. Kathleen- Rogers, Silver City; Mrs. Ruth Shay, Homeland, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Woodruff and Mrs. Annie Bee Riddle, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Willie Mae Edwards, Grand Prairie, Texas; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.


BROWN: Kenneth W. Brown, 52 passed away October 15, after a sudden illness. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have been residents of Silver City for the past five years. Mr. Brown was a native of New Mexico, being born in Las Vegas. He was a retired cattle rancher and livestock grower in the Clayton area. Mr. Brown was a partner in the Quality Sand and Gravel Company of Silver City. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Norma Brown of Silver; a son David of Silver; two daughters, Mrs. Lela Snoeberger of Silver and Mrs. Jean Abney of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren and a brother, Charles Brown of Albuquerque. He was past president of the Clayton Rotary club and a member of the Silver City Rotary club. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery.


BROWN: Leslie A. Brown Jr, most recently of Albuquerque, died suddenly at his home Monday, July 6. Born in Rochester, N.Y., and raised in Hamilton, N.Y., he graduated from Hamilton Central School in 1936. He was, for many years, an employee of Link aviation in Birminghamton, N.Y. Upon his retirement, Mr. Brown moved with his family to Tucson, Ariz., then to Silver City, and finally to Albuquerque. An avid small-aircraft pilot and marksman, Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Olive, twin sons Leslie Alfred III and daughter-in-law, Laurel, and Lawrence Andrew, and daughter-in-law, Denise; a daughter, Laura Ann McWhorter, and son-in-law, Charles, of Mesa, Ariz.; two stepsons, John and Bryan Riley; and a sister, Gloria G. Pike, and brother-in-law, W.R. “Bud” Pike, of Hamilton. After cremation at Sunset Memorial Park and a memorial service July 10 at Cat Cemetery Chapel in Albuquerque, his ashes were scattered in the wilderness of Arizona, at his request. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Wilderness Society, Washington, D.C.


BROWN: Marguerite Jones Brown, 89, passed away Saturday at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Brown had been a resident of this area for 50 years. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church. She is survived by a daughter, Janis Nordloh of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Jeannett Stark of Ogden, Utah; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will he held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The family requests donations be made to the Hurley Community Church in the name of Marguerite Brown. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BROWN: In a cablegram, Mrs. Robert Everard of Silver City, was advised of the death Sunday of her mother, Mrs. Blanch Woodward Brown, 69, at her home in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Several years ago Mrs. Brown visited her daughter here and made many friends.

BROWN: Mrs. Margaret “Bessie” Brown, 79, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital May 5 following a brief illness. Mrs. Brown was a native of Voca, Texas, and had resided in the Buckhorn and Cliff communities for the past 59 years. Her husband, Mr. John Wilson Brown, preceded her in death In January 1970. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Opal Shoemaker of Silver City, and Mrs. Emma Hooker of San Simon, Ariz.; 3 sons, Clarence of Morenci, Ariz., Wesley of Cliff, and Alvin of Silver City; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Butler of Silver City. Graveside services were conducted at 2:30p.m. Monday at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila with Mr. Paul Wilkinson of the Church of Christ officiating. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


BROWN: Mrs. Nancy Brown, 82, of Silver City, who had lived in the area for 55 years, died at Hillcrest General Hospital Sunday morning following an extended illness. Mrs. Brown was a native of Voca, Tex., and was married to George E. Brown Sept. 27, 1905, in Voca. The couple moved to Gila Valley In 1913. The deceased was a life-long member
of the Church of Christ. She served as a practical nurse in the
valley community for many years. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband in 1962. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Drummond of Buckhorn; four sons, Lewis H. Brown of Cliff, Con W, and Harold W. Brown of Farmington and Earnest Brown of Silver City, 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Butler of Buckhorn and Mrs. Bessle Brown of Gila.
The funeral service was held Tuesday In the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with Melvin Fell, minister of the Church of Christ of Cliff officiating. Burial followed in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila.
Pallbearers were J. B. Horn, George Barrows, Erving Dinwiddie, Kenneth White, A. V. Youngblood and Vance Hawkins.


BROWN: Mrs. Pearl Violet Brown, 87, died at Hillcrest Hospital Friday morning. Mrs. Brown resided in Bayard and had lived in Grant County for twenty-six years. She was a native Alma, KS. Survivors Include one son, Lawrence of Quemado; six daughters, Mrs. Jewell Vaughan and Mrs. Zula May Kroger, both of Silver city, Mrs. Violet Houston of Albuquerque and Mrs. Ruth Shay of homeland CA; 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters also survive. Mrs. Brown’s husband, Jessie C. Brown, preceded her in death in
1968. Funeral services were held In the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jerry Gary of the Bible Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pal1bearers were Mark Croom, Ted Vaughan, Stanley Vaughan, Chet Brown, Gary Koger and Chuck Rogers.


BROWN; Robert Lewis Brown, 22, was instantly killed about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when the car he was driving went out of control on curve approaching a bridge on U.S. Highway 260, three miles west of Silver City, and rolled over several times. It was Grant County's 12th highway fatality this year. Several injured in the accident were three passengers, Donald Lynn, 21; Camillo LaForge, 19 and Charles H. Parnell, 17 who were brought to Hillcrest Hospital immediately after the crash. Investigating the accident was State Patrolman Eugene Tow and deputies of the sheriff's office. An inquest was held before Bob Johnson Justice of the peace acting as coroner. The jury returned a verdict that Brown died in a highway accident. Born Jan. 6, 1935, brown was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown of Cliff and was a graduate of Cliff High School where he was active in athletics and a basketball star. He was employed by Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp. at Santa Rita. Surviving are his wife, Lynette, a daughter, Roberta, parents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Cliff ;a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lankford and a brother Joe. Also by his grandparents, Mr. Mrs. G.E. Brown of Buckhorn. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gila Mesa cemetery, with graveside rites by B.B. Harding, pastor of the Silver City Church of Christ. Burial was under the direction of Cox Mortuary.


BROWN: Walter Brown, 97, a resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, July 20, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1902, in Polonia, Poland. Mr. Brown was a rancher and a communicant at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 3-4 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held at 6 this evening at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Dan Porter officiating. On Friday, a prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony's J Catholic Church in Penasco, where the funeral liturgy will, be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Catholic cemetery in Penasco. Casket bearers will be, Robert Brown, Alex Brown Jr., Alfred Waldrup, Gene Brown, Ivan Brown and William Brown. Honorary bearers are Marty Brown, Michael Romero Jr., Roy Brown, James Brown and Charlie Brown. Mr. Brown is survived by six sons, Walter Brown of Ely, Nev., Manuel Brown of Arenas Valley, Larry Brown of Llano, Alex Brown of Hurley, Michael Romero of Ely, and William Brown of Questa; and four daughters, Grace Waldrup of Albuquerque, Mary Sweet of Wendover, Nev., Jane Santistevan of Wendover, and Maryann Mondragon of Ely. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Fidelia Brown. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funerals Chapels.


BROWN: Barbara Brown, 68, a three-year resident of the Tyrone-Silver City area, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. The second daughter of Drs. Stanley and Dora Wildman, she was a Red Cross volunteer to help wounded soldiers returning from World War II. She attended Tulane and Oklahoma universities for her undergraduate degree, and taught public school in Florida. She later attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a master’s degree in social work. As a social worker, she helped co-found and was director of the Displaced Homemakers Center in Arlington, Texas. Ms. Brown helped secure financial and community support for minority theater groups, alternative educational sites and job training for women. In 1977, she was a delegate to the first International Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas. She moved to Santa Fe in 1980, and worked for a dozen years at the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Affectionately known as “The Seat Belt Lady,” she was instrumental in implementing the New Mexico seat belt safety law. She also worked on mass transit for seniors and handicapped people as well as rural populations. She retired to Silver City, where she was known as an avid gardener. a lively speaker on native arts, in particular Kachina dolls, a champion of education and a generous friend. Ms. Brown was president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, and a member of the Silver City Woman’s Club, the Newcomers Club and the Green Thumb Garden Club. She is survived by three children, Dr. Bill Brown of Juneau, Alaska, Rebecca Brown of Seattle, Wash., and Dr. Betty Brown of Pasadena, Calif. as well as One grandson Wiley Brown Burns also of Pasadena. A memorial to celebrate the life of Barbara Brown will be held Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club building in Silver City. This memorial celebration will also announce the creation of The Barbara Brown Scholarship for Women, to be administered by the local
AAUW.


BROWN: Conn W. Brown, 80, of Gila passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 12, 1913, to George Ernest and Nancy (Crumbly) Brown in Gila. Mr. Brown loved ranching. He was Grant County clerk from 1949 to 1953; Grant County commissioner from 1987 to 1991; San Juan County probate judge for two terms; Democratic Party county chairman for San Juan County; worked for the state Land Commission; and was a San Juan County deputy sheriff from 1958 to 1961. As a guest of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, he went to Washington, D.C. on county business. He was a former member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Brown of Gila; two sons, George E. Brown and his wife, Dolly, of Silver City, and Conn R. Brown and his wife, Darla, of Farmington; two daughters, Joyce Karst of Farmington, and Ruby Davis and her husband, Danny, of Silver City; three step-daughters, Alice Ririe and her husband, Ed, of Bartlesville, Okla., Pauline White and her husband, William, of Deming, and Vera Robinson and her husband, Paul, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; two brothers, Ike Brown and his wife, Evelyn, of Farmington, and Ernie Brown and his wife, Christine, of Silver City; a sister, Mildred Drummond, and her husband, Frank, of Buckhorn; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Brown, in 1980. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gila Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Walter Huber officiating. Interment will follow in the Mesa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Troy Brown, Randy Brown, Kevin Brown, Kyle Brown, Keith Brown, Conn Wethington, Kendall Brown, Cleve Simpson, Kurt Brown and David Karst. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to serve them.


BROWN: Eleanor M. Brown, 74, a Bayard resident since 1960, passed away Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a former resident of Dighton, Mass. Mrs. Brown was married to Roy Brown in October 1947. She was a member of the Rebekah Taber Lodge No. 29 and a member of the Bayard Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Roy Brown of Bayard; four daughters Winnfred Ann Jansen and Frances Janette Capach, both of Conway, N.H., Frieda Sutter and her husband John of Saugatese, N.Y. and Nancy Holloway and her husband Terry of Los Angles Calif.; one son Charles Mosher of Conway; one brother Luther Dewitt of Augusta, GA; one sister Mrs. Jonar Wallace of Charleston, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Private interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bayard Methodist Church. Arrangements are made by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BROWN: Ernest Eugene Brown died Tuesday, October 3, at his residence in Arenas Valley. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 8, 1935 in Olton, Texas, and had been a resident of the Silver City area since 1967. He worked for the Bill Williams Construction Co. as a finish carpenter. He served two years with the U.S. Navy and four years in the Naval Reserve. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Velma Flook of Arenas Valley, his father, Ernest Erick Brown of Ft. Smith, Ark., his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Douglas of Littlefield, Texas and numerous aunts and uncles. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Norton officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were William Hawks, Marty Seymore, Don Wolf, John McMurdo, Bob Wooten and Bill Williams.


BROWN: Florence P. Brown, 89, of Silver City passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 24,1903 to I.O. and Delia (Hall) Pond in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. She attended high school at Hardin College, High School Department, in Mexico, Mo., graduating May 31, 1921. She attended Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, and graduated June 15, 1925, with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She worked as a dietitian at Fort Bayard Medical Center, where she met George H. Brown. They were married in Las Cruces on Oct. 8, 1932. She was a 50-year member of Perry Chapter No. 142, Order of Eastern Star in Perry, Iowa. She is survived by a sister, Helen Humphrey of Reno, Nev.; and three nephews, Irving Pond of Santa Clara, Calif., Robert Pond of Loomis, Calif., and Dr. Michael Humphrey of Reno. She was predeceased by her husband Dec. 28, 1968, and her brother, Waldo O. Pond, on Dec. 12, 1990. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Chaplain David Strain will officiate.


BROWN: Henry R. Brown, a veteran of World War I, died at Ft. Bayard VA Hospital, Mar.31. Funeral services were conducted at the Fort Bayard chapel Monday. Chaplain Otho Eure officiated. Burial was in the Fort Bayard cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Brown, a resident of San Diego, Calif., is survived by his wife, four sons and five daughters.
Brown: Jewell Maude Brown, 59, died Monday, May 10 in the San Jaun Regional Medical Center at Farmington. Brown was born Feb.12, 1924 at Fredonia, Tex., a daughter of Mitchell and Ellice (Thompson) Robertson. The family moved from Fredonia to the Gila Valley in 1932 and attended Cliff School. In June of 1941 she married Harold Brown at Silver City and lived in the area until 1958 when they moved to Farmington, where they lived until the time of her death. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Harold Brown of the home in Farmington; one daughter, Dorothy Evans of Jonesboro, Tex., one son, Mike Brown of Simi Valley, Calif.; her mother, Mrs. Ellice Eisen of Hamilton, Tex.; two sisters, Ruth Anderson of Redrock and Nila Marie McNair of Rottsville, Tex.; seven grandchildren, Les, Candy, Nita, Clint and Dusty Evans, Christy and Carrie Brown. Her father Mitchell M. Robertson preceded her in death in 1962. Services were held for Mrs. Brown in Farmington and graveside services were held Friday, May 14 at the Mesa Cemetery at Gila, with Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Brown, Tommy Drummond, Connie Brown, Jeff Turner, Walter Anderson and Les Evans. Arrangements were made by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City. Some family and friends attending the services were Charley and Shorty Gray of Alamogordo, Tincy and Melton Hooker of San Simon, Ariz., Sam and Norene Tow of Albuquerque, Leo and Dorothy Wilson, Laverne Minor of Farmington and Capt. and Mrs. Conn Brown of Hobbs.


BROWN: Joe N. Brown, 70, a resident of Hurley for the past 12 years died at home March 5. Mr. Brown was a retired rancher, a veteran of World War I, a member if the American Legion in Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Maria Brown if Hurley; two sons, Robert L. Richards of Saudi Arabia and Anthony Richards of El Paso; one daughter, Mrs. Madeline Campbell of Prairieville, La.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Ft. Bayard Soldiers Cemetery with graveside services by the American Legion.


BROWN: John Henry Brown, developer of the Brown Addition in the north part of Silver City, died of a heart attack at his home on February 23. Born in Kingston on Nov. 27, 1898, the deceased had lived in Grant County 40 years and had been a resident of Silver City for 26 years. An electrical contractor, he was the owner of Brown Electric Company. He was a charter member of the IOOF in Silver City and a member of the Grant County Sheriff's Posse. Survivors include Mr. Brown's widow, Mrs. Viola Brown of Silver City; two daughters, Jerry Rae Oberg and Connie Keys of Silver City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Helen Brown of Inglewood, Calif. and Maude Billings of Deming. For many years, the deceased had devoted his activities to exploration and had assembled a priceless collection of Indian artifacts and relics of the Frontier Days of the Southwest. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel by the Rev. James Wayne of the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.


BROWN: Laura Foster Brown, 63, died last Tuesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Brown was born in Del Rio, Texas, and was a life-long resident of Grant County, with the exception of 20 years she lived in Farmington. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Conn Brown of Silver City; two daughters, Joyce Elaine Karst of Farmington and Ruby Gayle Simpson of Silver City; two sons, George E. Brown of Silver City and Conn R. Brown of Hobbs; a sister, Mrs. T. L. Billings of Del Rio; a brother, Hubert P. Foster of Riverside; and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Graveside services were held at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers were Ray Foster, Marion Crumbley, Tom Drummond, Joe Brown, Jeff Turner and Hiram (Bud) Crumbly. Honorary pallbearers were: Mike Brown, Vance Hawkins, Rob Hawkins, Calvin Hickson, Claude Lewis, J.B. Horn, Howard Mann and M.E. Dinwiddie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the intensive care unit of Hillcrest General Hospital.


BROWN: Lewis H. Brown, 85, of Cliff entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1907, in Voca, Texas, and had been a Grant County resident since 1913. Mr. Brown was a retired rancher. He served six terms, or 12 years, as Grant County probate judge. He also was a former Grant County deputy sheriff and Cliff constable, having served under five sheriffs. He was a former Grant County Road Department superintendent and Silver City Street Department superintendent. Mr. Brown was also a retired U.S. Forest Service employee and Silver City businessman who had operated the Domino Parlor. He was past master of Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52 and past worthy patron of the Tyrone Eastern Star. He was a former member of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. Friends and family are invited to the Gila Community Center at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for refreshments and fellowship, and later to go in procession to the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery for graveside funeral services at 2 p.m. David W. White, associate pastor of the Indian Hills Baptist Church, will officiate with Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52. Survivors include his wife, Eda B. Brown of Cliff; a son, Joe H. Brown of Cliff; a daughter, Susie B. Lankford of Hurley; three brothers, Conn E. Brown and his wife, Naomi, of Gila, Harold W. "Ike" Brown and his wife, Evelyn, of Farmington, and Ernest T. "Ernie" Brown and his wife, Christine, of Buckhorn; a sister, Mildred J. Drummond of Buckhorn; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Brown, a daughter, Rebecca Brown, a great-grandson, Lucas Brown, three sisters and two brothers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52. Casket bearers will be his grandsons, Howard Lankford, Lawrence Lankford, Jack Brown, Gary Brown, Duane Brown, Jim Stauder, Charles Mauzy, George Zacharias and Ron Baker. Honorary bearers will be the members of Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BROWN: Lucas Matthew Brown, 7, died Friday in Niland, Texas, after an extended illness. Survivors include his parents, Gary and Melinda Brown of California; a brother, Jacob Asa Brown; paternal grandparents, Joe and Nell Brown of Cliff; maternal grandparents, George and Rita Lemley of Cochise, Ariz.; paternal great-grandparents, Lewis and Eda Brown of Cliff; maternal great-parents, Thomas Collins of Washington and Mrs. Eddie F. Martin of Cochise; two aunts, Anita Baker of San Jose, Calif., and Gayla Lemley of Safford, Ariz.; and two uncles, Jack Brown of Cliff and Steve Lemley of Silver City. Pallbearers will be Jack Brown, Jim Barentine, Steve Lemley, and Steven Lemley. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with David Dugan officiating at the Mesa Cemetery in Cliff. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BROWN: Mrs. Emily Brown, 65, died June 8 in Los Angeles. Mrs. Brown was born in Kingston and lived in Santa Rita for 38 years before moving to California in 1983.Survivors are a son, Rufus H. Brown of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Rhoda Holden, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Roberta Rosseau, Salt Lake City; A brother Harry S. Call, Deming; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Hanover cemetary. Pallbearers were named as follows; Jess Wysong, Gilbert Balley, Durwood Murphy, Ray York, Ernest Brown, and Richard A. Benjamin.


BROWN: Melvin K. Brown, 70, died Sunday, January 28. Mr. Brown was a native of Oklahoma and a resident of Grant County for eleven years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Bayard and was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Hurley, three daughters, Mrs. Anita Gensen of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Donna Gensen and Mrs. Eva Rae Forman both of Silver City, son Ronald D. Brown of Las Cruces, and nine grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 1, in the Harmon Cemetery, Ellis County, Okla. Arrangements in Oklahoma were by the Shaw Funeral Home, Vici, Oklahoma. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home handled arrangements here.


BROWN: Mildred Mann Prince Brown, 83, a homemaker and resident of Silver City, formerly of Vernon, Texas, entered into rest Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 14, 1910, in Hamburg, Ark., to the late William M. and Minnie (Franklin) Mann. Mrs. Brown was active in her church duties in Vernon. She attended the Methodist Church. She was involved with Bible study, United Methodist Women's Club, Home Science Club and Vernon Garden Club. Her father owned and operated Silver City's first Piggly Wiggly Store, and she followed her father's footsteps as she worked in the chamber of commerce, J.C. Penney, and Western Union, and was the first woman to serve as manager for O.B. Metcalf Chrysler dealership in Silver City. Survivors include her sons, Cleve F. Prince of Silver City; a daughter, Betty L. Frey of Rockport, Texas; a brother, Carroll Mann of Silver City; her sister, Marie Rains, also of Silver City; and three grandchildren, Rodney D. Prince of Vernon, Texas, Pam Turner of Baton Rouge, La., and Leslie Kelly of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, W.K. Brown, in 1986, and a brother, Howard Mann, in 1991. Calling hours are from 4-7 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Pastor E.J. Richmeyer will be the officiant. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Gila Regional Medical Foundation. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BROWN: Mrs. Estella C. Brown, 97, died at Ft. Bayard Medical Center Monday, June 10. Mrs. Brown was a native of Genoa, Ohio, and had resided in Hurley for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church, the PEO, and Order of Eastern Star Chapters of Livingston, Mont. Her husband, C. V. Brown, preceded her in death in 1958. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Walker of Hurley; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Schneider of Grand Rapids, Mich., and one sister, Miss Emma Schneider of Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Curtis-Bright Chapel the Rev. Eugene Bjork officiated. Graveside services were held at the Mountain View Cemetary in Livingston, Monday, June 17, at 10 a.m. with interment following there. The family has requested that donations be made to the Hurley Community Church in lieu of flowers.


BROWN: Nora Brown, 79, a longtime Mimbres resident, entered life eternal Saturday evening in Mimbres. She was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Reserve and was a homemaker. Mrs. Brown was a member of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, and Senior Citizens Center. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the rosary will be held at 7 with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting. The Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Reserve with the Rev. Hugh O'Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Lower Frisco Cemetery in Reserve, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Udero of Mimbres; a sister, Pearl Kelly of Glenwood; six grandchildren, Frank Alderette of Mimbres, David Ramey of Bayard, and Karen Taber, Trudy Brown, Gary Brown and Debra Gunther, all of Fort Worth, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Brown, and her brother, Celedon F. Serna. Casket bearers will be Frank Alderette, David Ramey, David Ramey Jr., Bill Ramey, Carl Scholl and Chuck Marsh. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BROWN; Opal Pauline Brown, 75, of Arenas Valley died at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born in Clayton, NM and had been a restaurant owner and manager for a good portion of her life. She has been a resident of Grant County for two and a half years. She is survived by a son, Donald R. Brown of Gathersburg, Maryland: two sisters, Geneva Bynum of Alamogordo. Mildred Callaway of Helena, Montana: two brothers, T.W. Gilliland of Arenas Valley and Paul Gilliland of Athens, Alabama and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Earl Bynum, Hollis Bynum, Jim Elliott, James Bryant, Billy Gilliland and Gary Gilliland. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BROWN: Peggy Sherburn Brown, 70, died Monday in Silver City. She was a retired associate professor of home economics at Western New Mexico University and was a member of the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Brown was a longtime educator and held a doctorate degree from Colorado State University at Fort Collins. Survivors include her mother, Cora Sherburn of Fort Collins; three daughters, Carol Janda and her husband, Richard, of Nyack, N.Y., Marilyn Tinsley and her husband, John, and daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, of Menlo Park, Calif., and Kathleen Hill and her husband, Larry, and sons, Kevin and David, all of Aurora, Colo.; a son, Steven Brown and his wife, Bobbie, and daughters, Jennifer Anne and Meredith Rose, also of Aurora; a brother, John Sherburn of Monrovia, Calif.; and a sister, Jane Frisch, and her husband, Robert, of Lincoln, Neb. A memorial service for Mrs. Brown will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. The family asks that memorial gifts be made to the church or to the Peggy Sherburn Brown Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund WNMU, Silver City, N.M. 88061.


BROWN; Vere Clint Brown, 63, resident of 2021 South Nickel, died Thursday morning at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born September 4, 1920 in Phillipsburg, Mo., and was a retired sales representative of the Chrysler Corporation. He moved to Deming in May of 1972 from Springfield Ill. and was a member of the local Loyal Order of the Moose No. 2088 and the Columbus-Palomas International Lions Club. Memorial funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. George Randell of the Ninth Street Church of Christ officiated and the Loyal Order of Moose conducted their service. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Brown of Deming; a daughter Theda Kay Lewis Marshfield, Mo.; four step-children, Pamela Jo McGrath, Rio Rancho; Carolyn Kay Justin, Hawthorn, Nev.; Steve B. Smith, Deming and Debra June Oranzi, Drexil Hill Pa.; four sisters, Kathleen McGee, Tampa Fl.; Josie Young, Hollister Mo.; Bonnie McGinnis, Branson Mo.; and eleven grandchildren. Arrangements were by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BROWN: Wilson "Doc" Brown, 79, a rancher in the Gila area, died Saturday following an extended illness at the Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Brown, a native of Voca, Tex., came to New Mexico in a covered wagon in 1913 and first homesteaded in the Buckhorn area. He also worked as a cowhand and cook for the H.Y. Moon, L.C. and other ranches. He was one of the last old time freighters to Mogollon, Tyrone and Silver City. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie Brown; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Shoemaker of Silver City and Mrs. Emma Hooker of San Simon, Ariz.; three sons, Clarence Brown of Morenci, Ariz., Wesley Brown of Cliff and Alvin E. Brown of Silver City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude Hipp of Brady, Tex. Graveside services were conducted by Marvin Fell of the Cliff Church of Christ on Tuesday in the Mesa Cemetery, under the direction of the Curtis- Mortuary.


"BROWN: Alvin E. Brown, 73, passed away Saturday at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was horn in Beaumont Oct. 5, 1922, to Dock and Bessie Brown. He grew up in the Beaumont area and graduated from Cliff High School. He attended New Mexico State Teachers
College until being called into the military service in 1944. After completing basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, he was shipped to the South Pacific and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. He
participated in the recapture of the Philippine Islands. After being discharged from the service in mid-1946 he went to work with the U.S. Forest Service where he was employed for 33 years, maintaining road and trail and operating The "Hula Bulldozer" in the Gila National Forest. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1981. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and playing the fiddle. He was a very fine fiddle player, playing for dances and other people's enjoyment for many years. Mr. Brown was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association, Senior Citizens Center at Gila and Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. He is survived two brothers, Clarence Brown and his wile, Dolores, of Silver City, and Wesley Brown and his wife, Lillian of Cliff; two sisters,
Opal Shoemaker and her husband, Ward of Silver City, and Tincy Hooker and her husband, Milton, of San Simon, Az.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Bessie Brown. Visitation for Mr. Brown will be held Wednesday
afternoon from 1-4 at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Cemetery in Olin with the Rev. Walter Huber officiating. Pallbearers will be Ted Dabovich, Kenny Brown, Wesley Wolf. Eric Brown, Clarence Hooker and George
Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are his remaining nephews and many friends. Family members selected Curtis Bright Lordsburg Funeral Homes In serve them.


BROWN: Norma E. Brown, 74, died Friday in Clayton. Services were held Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton with the Rev. Ran Loy, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Clayton
Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors. Mrs. Brown was born on Sept. 8, 1921, at Cone, in Harding County. She married Kenneth W. Brown on Dec. 25, 1940, in Las Vegas, Nev., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1972. Norma and Kenneth Brown ranched in the Buckhorn area from 1954 to 1963, and they lived in Silver City from 1968 to 1972. Mrs. Brown moved to Albuquerque and in 1979 she returned to Clayton to make her home. From 1979 until 1994 she owned and operated the B & BT
Liquor Store in Clayton. She was an avid bridge player and her greatest loves were her friends and her card clubs. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Donna Lin Snoeberger, in 1972. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clayton Survivors are two daughters, Leila Rose Lee and her husband, Eddie, of Albuquerque, and Jean Thompson and her husband, Joe, of Amarillo, Texas; a son, Dave Brown, and his wife, Donna, of Silver City; three
sisters, Rosalie McMorris of Hereford, Texas, Maxine Bacon of Gila, and Naida Wals of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Union County General
Hospital, Clayton, NM.


BROWNFIELD: John Wesley Brownfield 69, a former resident of Bayard died Monday in El Paso. Surviving are two sons and a daughter. Funeral services were set for this afternoon in El Paso, with burial in Restlawn Memorial Park.


BROWNLEE: Longtime Silver City resident Howard Reed Brownlee passed away Saturday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center, where he had been a patient for a very short time. He was 96 years old. Mr. Brownlee was born in Kansas on Nov. 20, 1898. As a boy of ten he moved with the family to Las Cruces in a railroad boxcar with all the family belongings. The family lived in Las Cruces for many years just west of the present Loretto Shopping Plaza. Mr. Brownlee was the last surviving member of his generation of eleven children. He is survived by two daughters, Mary B. Packard of Silver City and Carmen B. Erwin of New York City; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roma Rea Richardson Brownlee in 1949, and his second wife, Marie Oats Brownlee in January 1992. Mr. Brownlee moved to Silver City sixty-seven years ago in 1927. The highway from Deming was only gravel then, and he took the best part of a whole day to make the drive from Deming. His first business venture was in variety stores starting with one store in Silver city, then a second in Deming, a third in Hatch, and a fourth in Las Cruces. He was then to buy older homes and renovate or remodel them and then either resell them or rent them. Many homes in the city, which he rebuilt, are still in use. Mr. Brownlee was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Silver City. He served on the governing boards of the church and helped with several expansions and building programs. He was one of the few remaining veterans of the First World War, having served in the Army in 1918. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City with the Rev. Bob Gustafson officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BROWNLEE: Marie Oates Brownlee, 82, of Silver City passed away Friday at her residence. Mrs. Brownlee was born Nov. 29, 1909, in Pottsville, Ark., to Thomas M. and Sarah E. (Teeter) Oates. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Silver City, the Garden Club and the PEO. Mrs. Brownlee is survived by her husband of 41 years, Howard R. Brownlee of Silver City; two stepdaughters, Mary Nelle Brownlee Packard of Silver City and Carmen Brownlee Erwin of New York City; a brother, Wade A. Oates, of Pottsville; a sister, Bernice Oates Parrish of Silver City; two nephews, Charles Oates and Neil Parrish; two nieces, Lillian Clark and Marie Martin; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., Silver City. The Rev. Craig ZumBrunnen will officiate. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Brownlee may be made to the memorial fund of the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BRUBAKER: Warren G. Brubaker, 63, of Tyrone, formerly of Lancaster, Pa., died Tuesday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Brubaker retired to Tyrone two and a half years ago after working for 30 years at Alumax Aluminum Corp. in Lancaster. He was born in Lancaster County, Pa., the son of the late David H. and Ethel (Gantz) Brubaker. He is survived by his wife, Helen Smoker Brubaker of the home; a son, Warren R. Brubaker of Millersville, Pa., a stepson, J. Richard Brooks of Tyrone; his daughters, Stephanie, wife of Craig Strickland, and Marvel, wife of James Zahm, both of Lancaster; a brother, David G. Brubaker of Lancaster, his sisters, Lois Baltozer of Lancaster and Phyllis Ruit of Morattico, Va.; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Silver City. The family requests that flowers not be sent. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BRUCE: James Alfred Bruce, who died last Wednesday in the Chino Hospital at Santa Rita, was buried Friday in the Silver City cemetery, at 10:30 a. m. Rev. Rhea Kuykendall officiated at the services at Cox Mortuary Chapel. Mr. Bruce was born in North Carolina in 1865. At the age of 21 he married Josephine Bridges in Dabney, Ark. To this union was born four boys and six girls, six of whom are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce had lived until recently at Luna, where their daughter, Mrs. Martha Goodin resides. Surviving Mr. Bruce are his wife and three sons AA of Albuquerque; Vance of Elk; and Virgil of Hurley.

BRUCE: Mr. Charles F. W. Bruce, 85, a veteran of the Spanish/American War, died Saturday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a resident of Safford, Arizona, and is survived by a brother, Daniel C. Bruce of El Paso. The Curtis Mortuary sent the body to Weatherford, Texas, where funeral services were held and burial took place.


BRUCE: Vigil W Bruce, 64, of Hurley, a warehouse employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. died Tuesday in a local clinic where he was taken for treatment following a heart attack suffered Sunday at his home. He resided in Hurley for 26 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites will be the Rev. A. D. Roberts, pastor of the Hurley Community church. Burial will take place in Memory Lane cemetery. Survivors are
Bernice Bruce; a daughter, Roberta Evins, a son Virgil Bruce, five grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters.


BRUCE: Bernice W. Bruce, 87, of Hurley passed away Tuesday at the Homestead adult shelter in Silver City. She was born Aug. 21, 1905, in Omaha, Texas, to Andrew and Callie (Smith) Wilbanks. She moved to New Mexico in 1914 and married Virgil W. Bruce on Dec. 19, 1925, in St. Johns, Ariz. He preceded her in death in 1964. Mrs. Bruce is survived by a son, Virgil W. Bruce of Kenniwick, Wash.; a daughter, Roberta C. Evins of Las Cruces; and seven grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 8, at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with Dr. Robert Donahue officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BRUCE: Death last Friday claimed Mrs. Josephine B. Bruce, 88, at her home in Reserve. Surviving are three sons, Aaron, Albuquerque, Virgil, Hurley and Vance, Peru, South America; and three daughters, Mrs. Ray Gordon, Luna, Mrs. F.B. Evans, Hurley and Mrs. H.D. Wilbanks, Kingman, Ariz. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Monday at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. F.S. Edward of the Reserve Presbyterian church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.


BRUELL: Eugene Bruell, 79, died at Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday, August 27. Bruell was a native of Budapest, Hungary and had lived in Silver City for the past 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Lydia, of Silver City, two sons, Ernest and Stanley and two daughters, Mrs. Eleanore Platka and Mrs. Matilda Gardner, of Cleveland, Ohio. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted August 30 at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiated.


BRUELL: Lydia Bruell born July of 1895 died Oct. 27. Services for Mrs. Bruell were held Friday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at graveside on Memory Lane Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BRUESELL: Dorothy Bruessel, 54, of Silver City died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., but had resided in Silver City since 1974. She was an officer of Argent Automotive in Silver City. Survivors are her husband, Myron "Mike" Bruessel; two daughters, Debra Bruessel of El Paso, Texas, and Candace Bruessel of Silver City; a son, Brian Bruessel of Silver City; and her father, Frank Wood, sister, Jean Wood, and a brother, Ronald Wood, all of Milwaukee. A private memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends are asked to gather at the Bill Evans Lake cutoff. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Research Center at the University of Arizona Medical Center.


BRUMBACK: Minnie L Brumback, long time Silver City and Deming resident,
and former editor and, publisher of the Deming Graphic passed away at her residence in Deming on the morning of August 25. Mrs. Brumback first arrived in Deming on her way to Silver City on Dec 23, 18?7. While living in Silver city Mr. Brumback was editor of the Silver City Independent (now the Daily Press) and later postmaster in Silver City. After living In Silver City for 25 years, she returned to Deming in 1922 with her family to make it her lasting home. Mrs. Brumback was born in Cincinnati, Ohio November 11, 1877, to Mary Louise Fox and
Elias Mussman. She married the late Earnest M Brumback in 1896 prior to moving west. Two children, Lillian Leota and Mary Louis were born to Mr. And Mrs. Brumback. Upon the death of her husband in 1923, Mrs. Brumback assumed his duties as editor and publisher of the Graphic. She continued in total capacity until her retirement its 1953. Her grandson, the late Donald B. Harris, served as editor for a brief period prior to World War II. Mrs. Brumback is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Lillian B. Harris and five grandchildren, Mrs. Virginia Rosa of St. Louis, Duane Darling of Capitan, David Darling of Albuquerque Charles Francis of Washington D C, Earnest Francis of Silver City, and fourteen great grandchildren. Burial was in Cincinnati, Ohio


BRUMBY: William Brumby, 84, a Silver City resident, died Tuesday. Services are pending. Family members selected Curtis Bright Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BRUMLEY: Deanna Carlisle Lewis Brumley, of Hobbs died Saturday, March 18. The funeral service was to be held today at 1 p.m. at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church with Dean Mathis officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hobbs. She was born Dec. 13, 1939 in Dallas. She married Royce Brumley on May 28, 1988 in Midland, Texas. Mrs. Brumley was the assembly chaplain for the Rebekah Assembly of New Mexico of which she was a member for 30 years. She also served as past noble grand. She is survived by her husband Royce Brumley, of the home; four sons, Ronald B Lewis of Hobbs, Gary Lewis of Hobbs, Raymond Lewis of Levelland, Texas, and Howard Lewis of Rio Lind, Calif.; a stepson, Ronn H Brumley of Hobbs; her step daughter, Debbie Wedgeworth of San Antonio Texas; her father and step mother, D.H. and Esther Davis of Bellflower, Calif.; her mother, Evelyn Carlisle Yates of Pinos Altos; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; seven nieces and nephews; and a sister, Vicky Ridgaway of Austin. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Lewis; one brother, Richard Carlisle; one stepson, Richard Brumley; and dad, Vie Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to Crescent Rebekah Lodge No. 3, Deanna Lewis Brumley Memorial Fund, Hobbs. Chapel of Hope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BRUNER: Memorial services were held Friday at El Paso, Tex. for Hal
Bruner, 66, who died in El Paso Thursday. Officiant was the Rev. James Oliver or the First Presbyterian Church in El Paso. The funeral services for Mr. Bruner were held Saturday.


BRUNTON: Leslie D. Brunton, 84, died Sunday in Albuquerque following an extended illness. He was a former resident of Grant County and coached at Santa Rita High School. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Albuquerque; and a brother and sister. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fitzgerald and Sons Mortuary in Albuquerque and burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.


BRYAN: Dr Hugh C. Bryan, 68, a retired physician and World War I veteran, died last Friday in the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. A former resident of Lancaster, Calif., he had resided in El Paso in recent years. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. A. B. Cavanaugh, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating: The body was sent to Albuquerque for cremation. Surviving are his, wife, Mrs. Darlene Bryan; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Orval Oldharn, Silver City, and Mrs. Frank Johnson, El Paso.


BRYAN: John Wesley Bryan, 72, of Socorro, World War I veteran, died the past week at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Bryan. Funeral services were held Monday at the hospital chapel, with burial in Fort Bayard cemetery with military honors.


BRYAN: Allen L. Bryan, former resident and graduate of Western New Mexico University, known by many as "Queball," passed away Thursday afternoon in the Phoenix, Ariz., Veterans Administration hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 44 years; two sons, Allen Fred and William Charles, both of Phoenix; five grandchildren; one brother, Reagan Bryan of Silver City; and two sisters, Clara Bell Woodside of Alta Loma, Calif, and Ruby Carr of Lubbock, Texas. Services will be Monday in Phoenix and burial will be in the Phoenix Veterans Administration cemetery.


BRYAN: Belle Bryan, 94, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 1. She had been a resident of the Sunshine Haven rest home at the time of her death. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a charter member of the Bayard congregation. Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by her husband, C.H. Bryan, in September 1962. Survivors are three sisters, Vivian Townsley of Wilcox, Ariz., Eddie Cannon of Clyde, Texas, and Verona Rhoads of Snayton, Ore. Funeral services were today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


BRYAN: E. Reagan "Shorty" Bryan of Silver City died Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bryan was born in Whiteflat, Texas, July 28, 1908, the son of A.B. Bryan and Myra Belle Garrison. He moved to Grant County in 1940. He was employed by Chino Mines from 1940 until his retirement in 1973. Mr. Bryan was past master of Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 53 and past worthy patron of the Hurley chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. He also served as "Rainbow Dad" for Hurley Assembly No. 9. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The Rev. David Goble, Peter Ernst and William Bryan will officiate. Mr. Bryan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sadie; a son, Kenneth R. Bryan, and his wife, Mary, of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Judith L. Rice, and her husband, William, of Chantilly, Va.; five grandchildren, Wayne Bryan of Spokane, Wash., Cheri Ernst of Parker, Ariz., Karen Fleming of Tucson, Bryan L. Rice of Reston, Va., and Kevin C. Rice of Centreville, Va.; a sister, Clara Woodside of Alta Loma, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Bryan of Phoenix; and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BRYAN: Sadie L. Bryan, 81, entered into eternal rest Tuesday in Fort Collins, Colo. Mrs. Bryan was born Sept 13, 1912, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a Grant County resident for 54 years. Mrs. Bryan was a member of the Silver City Home Extension Club, Hurley Order of Eastern Star, and First United Methodist Church of Silver City. A memorial service will be held at 2 Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Rev. Peter Ernst of the Manzanita Baptist Church of Kingman, Ariz. officiating. Private interment of cremains will be in the Rose Garden at Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Bryan is survived by her son, Kenneth R. Bryan, and his wife, Mary, of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Judith P. Rice, and her husband William, of Fort Collins; Five grandchildren, Wayne Bryan of Spokane, Wash., Cherri Ernst of Kingman, Karen Fleming of Tucson, Bryan Rice of Fort Collins and Kevin Rice of Centerville, Va.; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Wright of Hewit, Texas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BRYANT: Martel P. Bryant, 58, principal of the Hanover School in the Cobre Consolidated District, died early Tuesday morning in Hillcrest General Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks undergoing treatment for a heart ailment. He had been an educator for 22 years in the New Mexico school system, and previously had taught eight years in schools in Texas. His record at Hanover had been outstanding. He had taught in Grant County schools for 16 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Bryant; two sons, Milton, a student in Baylor university Dental College, Dallas, Texas, and Claud, student at Western College a granddaughter; his father and two brothers residing in Texas. Funeral services will be herd at 2:30 p.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel with B. B. Harding of the Church’ of Christ conducting the rites. Burial will take place in the Silver City cemetery.


BRYANT: Mrs. Louise Bryant, 54, Cincinnati, Ohio, was buried last
week at that city. She was a sister of Maurice Davis of Silver
City. Survivors included her husband, Robert Bryant two daughters, two sisters and two brothers beside the local man."
Bryant: Ashley Marie Bryant, infant child of Tony Lee Bryant and Cynthia M. Thomas, died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Calling hours will be held in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery with Mel Muchinski presiding. Survivors include the parents, Tony Lee Bryant and Cynthia M. Thomas of Silver City; maternal grandparents, James and An-Jean Wright of Silver City; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Ethel R. Bryant of Washington D.C.; three uncles, Bill, Bob and Eric Wright of Silver City; and three aunts, Christine and Jackie Wright of Silver City and Jayne L. Bryant of Washington, D.C. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BRYANT: Mrs. Zora Bryant, 49, of Buckhorn passed away last Friday. She was born at Buckhorn and was a lifelong resident of Grant County, a member of the pioneer Brown family of the Upper Gila River area. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gila Mesa cemetery, conducted by J.C.Mangrum, Minster of the Church of Christ, at Bayard. Burial was under the direction of the Cox Mortuary. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Trammell, Willard Parsons, Henry Wallace, Irwin Dinwiddie, A.V.Youngblood and Clarence Gordon. Honorary pallbearers were Delbert Amberson, Donald Trammell. Bill Shelley, Fayette Rice, George Barrows, George Clark, Jr., Dick Hill Albert Paul, Clayton Stephens, Vance Hawkins and Bob Drummond, Surviving are her husband L.W. Bryant; three sons, Lawrence, Homer and Jim; her parents, MR. and Mrs. G.E. Brown four brothers, Lewis of Cliff; Ernest, Silver City; Conn and Harold, Farmington, and a sister Mrs. Mildred Drummond, Buckhorn.


BYRNE: Archbishop Edwin Vincent Byrne of the Santa Fe Catholic church died last Thursday in St Vincent hospital. He was 71 years old. Pontifical requiem mass was sung at funeral services held in St Francis Cathedral Wednesday by Francis Cardinal McIntyre archbishop of Los Angeles. Burial followed in Rosary cemetery.


BRYRUM: Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Bryum, of Phoenix, Ariz., were held In Silver City Saturday at the Assembly of God church on North Gold St. Interment was in Silver City cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary. Mrs. Bryum was 86 and for many years resided In Silver City. She removed to Phoenix in 1941, following the death of her husband. She passed away April 11. Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Hazel Ross, Phoenix; Mrs. Juanita Childress, Imperial, Calif., and Lee Norse, Odessa, Texas.


BUCHANAN: Friends in Silver City were saddened by the death last Friday night at the family home in Albuquerque of Mrs. M. R.(Leila) Buchanan, a former resident of Silver City for many years. She had been ill for several weeks. She is survived by her husband, who during their residence in Silver City was a motorcar dealer and later was manager for some years of the silver City Power Co., now Community Public Service Co. Funeral services and internment took place in Albuquerque.


BUCHANAN: M R Buchanan, 80, a former resident if Silver City, and civic
leader of Albuquerque for the past 42 years died July 20 following an extended illness. He retired several years ago from business activities. Mr. Buchanan built the Tower building On Second St. NW, in Albuquerque and for many years operated the Albuquerque Ice Co. He also served as the Buchanan General Appliance Co. it had also served the Rio Grande Railroad and was a past president and honorary member of the Albuquerque Rotary Club. He was a widely known registered professional engineer, member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and treasurer of the Cathedral for 30 years. During his residence in Silver City, Mr. Buchanan and his wife Leila who died 10 years ago, were active in business and social community affairs, He served as manager of the Silver City Power & Light Company, now Community Public Service Company and was one of Silver City’s first automobile dealers. He held membership in the Chamber of Commerce, Elks Lodge, other organizations and contributed much to the progress of Grant County. Immediate survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Harry E Kinney, of Albuquerque and another niece by marriage, Mrs. Catherine Buchanan of Berkeley, Ca. Funeral services were held in the Palm Chapel of the Strong Mortuary. The Very Rev. Kenneth W. Kadey conducted the rites. Final commitment services were held in Sunset Memorial Park.


BUCHELLA: Henrietta Buchella passed away Tuesday night at her home in Silver City. She was a longtime resident of Silver City. Mrs. Buchella was born in Melones, Calif., on Nov. 24, 1899. Her father was manager of a gold mining operation. On Sept. 1, 1919, she married Frank Buchella in San Francisco. Mr. Buchella's mining profession saw them living in California, Minnesota, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. In the '60s, he was retained as a consultant to evaluate a mine in Africa. His last active position was as vice president and manager of Magma' Copper Co. at San Manuel Ariz in 1970, after retirement, the Buchellas moved to Silver City. Mrs. Buchella was active in the Women's Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining and Petroleum Engineers. She was a member of several service and charity organizations, and was recognized as an outstanding gardener. In their retirement years, the trips. Preceding her in death was her husband, Frank, in 1975; her brother, Howard Canevaro; her sister, Elfreida Hartnett; a son, Frank Buchella Jr.; and a grandson, Kevin Ryan. Survivors include her daughter, Marian Ryan, and her husband, Murray; and grandchildren, Murray Ryan and his wife, Debbie, of Espanola, Kathleen Post of Silver City, Robin Ryan of Albuquerque, Kerry Ryan and his wife, Heather, of Silver City, Jeff Buchella of Tucson, Ariz., Diane Rich and her husband, Bobby, of Tucson, Julie Buchella Van Dran of Las Cruces and Tina Buchella of Tucson. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Judi Kendel, Nicholas Ryan, Derek Ryan, Gretchen Ryan, Patrick Post and Craig Post. Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin Ryan Endowed Memorial, UNM Development Office, Albuquerque, NM, or to The Frank Buchella Memorial Scholarship, School of Mining Engineering, University of Arizona Foundation, Scholar Development, Tucson, AZ 85721. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BUCHELLA: Frank H. Buchella, 79, died at Hillcrest General Hospital after a brief illness, January 18. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif. He moved to Silver City in 1970 from San Manuel, Ariz. He was assistant general manager of Chino Mines Division in Hurley from 1938 - 1948. He was a charter member of the Sabar Temple in Tucson, Ariz. He was also a Knight Templar of Masonic Order of Ely, Nev. and a Royal Arch Mason of the State of Nevada. A charter member of the San Manuel Rotary Club, and an Honorary Member of the Silver City Rotary Club. He was a recipient of an "Outstanding Award for Contribution to the Mining Industry" from the University of Arizona. He is survived by his wife Henrietta, daughter, Mrs. William Murray Ryan of Silver City and son, Frank H. Buchella, Jr., Florence, Ariz. His sister Mrs. Albina Haas, Los Angeles, Calif., also survives him.


Buchella: Frank Buchella 55, of Tucson, Ariz., was killed in a motor vehicle accident Saturday near Tucson. Buchella, a prominent mining consultant and former Silver City resident, is survived by one son, Jeff Buchella of Tucson; three daughters, Diane and Tina of Tucson and Julie Buchella Van Dran of Silver City; and by his mother, Mrs. Frank H. Buchella Sr., and a sister, Mrs. Murray Ryan, both of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank H. Buchella Sr. Services are pending.


BUCHER: Anna Bucher, 78, a resident of Homestead Rest home died this morning. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of BacaS Funeral Chapel.


BUCHMAN: Funeral services were held this morning at the Ballard Chapel in Roswell for Chester Albert Buchman, 77, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday. Wayne Darnell of the Hobbs Street Church of Christ officiated. Burial followed at South Park Cemetery. He was born Feb. 15, 1918 in Orange, Texas to Jess and Katie Buchman. Both parents preceded him in death as did his stepfather, Jessie Gentile. On June 10, 1962, Mr. Buchman married Mamie Berneice Walker in Ruidoso. She survives him at the home. Mr. Buchman had been a resident of Roswell since 1961. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Iron Worker's Union No. 775. He was also a member of the Hobbs Street Church of Christ. Mr. Buchman was loved by all who knew him, and his memory will be cherished by his family and his many friends. In addition to his loving wife, Berneice, his other survivors include four daughters, Frances of Vinton, La., Linda of Gary, Ind., Jeanette of Louisiana and Lorene of Wells Point, Texas; a twin brother, Johnny Buchman of Orange, Texas; his other brothers, Ernest Buchman and Archie Buchman, both of Houston, and Gene Buchman of Orange; a sister, Mary Jo Harrison, also of Orange; sisters-in-law, Frances Cooper, Bonnie Daly and her husband, Roy, Bessie Simpson and Doris Hartley, all of Roswell, and Dollie Dooley and her husband, Bennie of Washington; a brother-in-law, Claude Walker and his wife, Geneva, also of Roswell; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Roy Daly, Bob Hartley, Jr., J.W. Simpson, Chad Scaling, George Powell and Lyle Fields. Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, Roswell, NM 88201. Arrangements were under the direction of the Ballard Funeral Home.


BUCK; Alonzo L. Buck, 64, a resident of Silver City for 25, years and well known throughout the community, died Sunday at the family home, 1422 Juniper Drive, following a several months illness. He was born in Elk, New Mexico, residing for many years in the Sacramento Mountains in Otero County and at Tularosa, before coming to Silver city. Since July 1931 he had been employed by Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linnie Buck; a daughter Mrs. Elvin Taylor; two grandchildren, Lloyd and Barbara Jo Taylor, Silver City; A sister, Mrs. Eupha Morris, Albuquerque, and three brothers, Spiva L.Buck, Tularosa Wills M. Buck, Carlsbad and Rolla Buck, Alamogordo. A son, Robert O. Buck, died in 1948. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles S. Walker, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery.


BUCK: Funeral services for Robert Buck, who died at 12:55 a. m. Sunday as a result of a bullet wound received last Thursday morning when he and Quentin Hulse were both shot through the chest with one bullet- from the gun of Ben Martinez, operator of a bar just outside Bayard, were held in Silver City Tuesday afternoon at the First Methodist church with the Rev. Brian Haskell of Deming officiating. Burial was In the City Cemetery with the Elks Lodge in charge of services at the grave Cox Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were B A: Cook, Portales; Murray Morgan, Alamogordo; Eugene Ralston; Hurley; Johnny Walker, Silver City; Joe Tomich, Silver City; Ridel Reinheardt, Silver City, Julian McSherry, Bayard; Don Smith, Bayard, and Bob Gillespie. Silver City. All of the pallbearers served with Buck in the army. Robert was a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Buck of Silver City and was born in Tularosa, where he attended grade school. He was graduated from Teachers College High School here. Buck was 27 years of age and had an enviable record with the Army in World War 11, having served three and a half years overseas. He served in Tunisia, and the Rhineland, southern France and the Rhineland. His decorations included the American Theater ribbon; European, African and Middle Eastern ribbons; the Good conduct medal; a bronze arrowhead, the Victory medal and three battle stars. Survivors include his parents and a sister, Mrs. Elvin Taylor of Silver City.


BUCK: Milton J. Buck, 52, passed away Thursday in El Paso, Texas, where he was a resident for 30 years. He was employed at Southwestern Industrial Contractors and Riggers Inc. for the last 17 years. Mr. Buck was preceded in death by his father, James Buck. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Buck; his children, Audrey Slape, Kimberly Wagner, Kelly Cooper, Melanie Buck, Christopher Tate, Kelley Tyo, Michelle Mitchell and John Mitchell; his mother, Mildred Buck; a brother, Timothy Buck; a sister, Nancy Strausser; 11 grandchildren; his parents-in-law, Harold and Susan Springer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Buck will lie in state today from 3-9 p.m. at Kaster Maxon and Futrell Alps Chapel in El Paso. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City, with burial in Memory Lane Cemetery. Visitation in Silver City will be from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Wednesday at Baca's. Pallbearers will be Gregory Slape, Randall Wagner, Timothy Buck, Eric Strausser, Harold Springer and Christopher Tate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reach for a Star or to the Make a Wish Foundation. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BUCK: Phil Walter Buck, 85, of Palisade, Colo., a former Silver City resident, died Thursday, Nov. 30 at Grand Junction Care Center. He had been a resident of Palisade for 23 years. Mr. Buck was born July 14, 1904, at Council Grove, Kan., to Philo T. Buck and Sadie Isabel Service Buck. He and his brothers grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma, and he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Kansas State, Emporia, in 1928 and 1930. In 1934 at Ohio State University, he earned a doctorate in psychology. There he met his wife-to-be, Esther Gwen Jones, who was studying to be a nurse. They were married April 29, 1933, at Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Buck survives. From 1935 to 1942, he was a professor of psychology at New Mexico State Teachers College, Silver City. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the 1589th Service Command Unit in the U.S. Army and was a captain. From 1946 until his retirement to Palisade in the 1960s, he taught psychology at Toledo University, Montana State University and Western Michigan University. He also worked with the space program and practiced in the private sector, working as an industrial consultant with Rohrer, Hibler and Replogh. Survivors include his widow, Esther Gwen Buck of Palisade; and a daughter, Sandra Buck, a teacher in San Diego, Calif. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.


BUCKMASTER: Alma M.Buckmaster, 84, of Santa Rita entered eternal rest Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Buckmaster was born April 20, 1910, in Alliance, Neb. She lived in Grant County for the past 14 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United
Methodist Church. Mrs. Buckmaster was an active volunteer with the Grant County senior citizens and a member of the Mimbres Senior Citizens Center. She is survived by her husband, Carl Buckmaster of the home; a son, Glen Wilson of Santa Rita; her mother-in-law, Ella Reeves, also of Santa Rita; six grandchildren, Rita Freeland of Gallup, Glen Wilson Jr. and Gary Wilson of Albuquerque, and Kenneth Wilson, Tony Wilson and. Michael Wilson, all of Oxnard, Calif.; and nine great-grandchildren. Calling hours will begin at 11 am. Friday followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Robert Bellows will officiate. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be
Glen Wilson Jr., Gary Wilson, Kenneth Wilson, Michael Wilson, Frank Pedraza and Manuel Pedraza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BUCKNARISH: Mrs. S E Steppe 2308 Yucca Drive, received ward last Saturday of the death of her mother, Mrs. Rose Bucknarish, 85 old, in Royal Oak, Michigan. Besides the daughter in Silver City, she is survived by a son, Paul Bucknarish, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday In Royal Oak, where burial took place.


BUDNIK: Theodore J. Budnik, a Deming resident, died this morning at home. He is survived by his wife, Katherine (Head) Budnik, a former Santa Rita resident, and a brother. Services are pending.


BUECHE: Sister M. Angela Bueche, 0. S. B. died March 21 at the Benedictine Convent after a long illness. Sister Bueche was born In Kansas and entered the Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration July 2, 1900. She was professed in 1902. Survivors Include three brothers, Joseph Bueche, Independence, Mo., Gregory Bueche, Ft. Collins, Colo., and Narcissus Beuche, Saline, Kan., and three sisters, Mrs. Cecilia Wilson, Saline, Sister M. Blanche Bueche, C. S. J., Silver City, N. M., and Sister M. Henrietta Bueche, C, S. J. Concordia, Kan. Services were held March 18 at the Benedictine chapel, with the Rev. Frederick Schindler officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery.


BUELOW: Roger Keith Buelow, 53, died Wednesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He had been a resident of Silver City since July 1988, coming from Deming. He was self-employed, was a veteran of the Korean conflict, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Deming. Memorial Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Deming with the Rev. Gary Wackler officiating. Survivors are his wife, Violet, of Silver City, and his parents, Arlie and Genevieve Buelow, a son, Roger K. Buelow Jr. and a daughter, Chennete Buelow, all of Wisconsin. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BUENO: Mrs. Amelia P. Bueno, 38, of liver City, passed away last Friday at Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors are her husband, Robert D. Bueno; one son, Alfred; four daughters, Lydia, Gloria, Lucie and Alice, all of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Aurora Teran of Silver City and Mrs. Pattie Diaz of Central; six brothers, David Alvarez of Silver City, Carlos Lucero, Hurley, Joe and Albert Lucero of Compton, Calif., Anastacio Lucero of Silver City and Richard Lucero of Central; ad her mother, Mrs. Augustine Lucero of Silver City. Funeral services were held at 10a.m. Monday in the Latter Day Saints Church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery under the direction of the Curtis mortuary.


BUENO: Robert D. Bueno, 74, of Las Cruces, formerly of Silver City, entered eternal life Thursday, May 7, at Memorial Medical Center. He was horn Oct 5, 1923, in Deming to Robert A. and Concepcion Delgado Bueno. Mr. Bueno served his country honorably in the U.S.Army during World War II. He was a retired carpenter by trade and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Magdalena Vigil Bueno of the family home; four sons, Alfred Bueno, and Daniel Garcia and his wife, Carol, all of Silver City, Ray Garcia and his wife, Isabel, of Las Cruces, and Sam Hernandez of Albuquerque; five daughters, Lydia Quezada and her husband, Ernest, of Stockton, Calif., Gloria Sierra and her husband, Ernest, and Lucy Trujillo and her husband, Joe, all of Albuquerque, Alice and her husband, Bryan, of Silver City, and Senida Garcia and her husband, Henry, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Andres Bueno and his wife, Nellie, of Norwalk, Calif., Ramon Bueno and his wife. Rosie of Hurley and Henry Bueno and his wife, Velia, of Deming; and five sisters, Ramona Morelos and her husband, Richard, Ester Lucero and her husband, Tacho, and Becky Chavez and her husband, Willie, all of Las Vegas, Nev., Manuela Wood and her husband, Ernest, of Las Cruces, and Mary Bueno of Anza, Calif. Other survivors include 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Calling hours for Mr. Bueno were Sunday evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City, where the prayer vigil followed. The funeral liturgy was to he celebrated this morning at 10 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Lindsay committal and interment followed in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded. Serving as casket bearers were Steven Bueno, Ernie Sierra Jr., Mike Garcia, Ray Garcia Jr., Elias Silva and Augustine Lucero.


BUENO: Mrs. Concepcion "Chonita" Bueno died Nov. 27 in Las Vegas, Nev. Memorial services were held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 in St. Christopher's with burial Mass today at 10:30 a.m. She was born on Dec. 8, 1900, to Amado and Claudia Delgado in Galleana, Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Roberto Bueno and moved to Deming. She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1959. Survivors include four sons, Roberto Bueno of Las Cruces, Andres Bueno of Norwalk, Calif., Raymond Bueno of Silver City and Enrique Bueno of Deming; four daughters, Ramona Morelos of Las Vegas, Nev., Manuela Wood of Las Cruces, Esther Lucero of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mary Estrada of Anza, Calif.; 37 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons Ernest Wood Jr., Frankie Estrada, Augustine Lucero and David Bueno, and great-grandchildren Willie Chavez Jr. and Lorenzo Sierra Jr. Arrangements were by Davis Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nev. A memorial Mass will be given in her honor on her birthday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming, given by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Bueno, and their family.


BUENO: Severa S. Bueno 90, of Las Cruces died Monday at Las Cruces Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1907, in Silver City to Lorenzo and Tomasa Salsedo. She was a member of Our Lady of Health Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Isaias Bueno; her sons, Genaro Bueno and wife, Martha, and Vicente Bueno; her daughter, Ofelia Polanco and husband, Louie, and Coey Carjib and husband, Jimmy; and a sister, Ramona Pefla, and husband, Simon, all of Las Cruces; 18 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her sons, Tacho and Israel Bueno, a grandson, Larry Bueno. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. today at Getz Funeral Home with a rosary following at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church with the Augustinian Recollects officiating. Burial is at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.


BUFF: Dorothy Buff, 70, died March 6 in Silver City. She was born Oct. 10, 1911 in Savanna, Okla., the daughter of Grover and Mary Alice Goff Walker and had resided in Silver City for the past 10 years. Mrs., Buff was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bisbee, Ariz. before moving to Silver City. She is survived by one son, Ernest Dean Buff of Seattle; two daughters, Betty Lou Linn of Safford, Ariz., and Billie June Dunkerson of Buckhorn; one sister, Mae Hodges of Mesa, Ariz.; five brothers, Bud Walker and Jackie Walker of Talihina, Okla. Arthur Walker of McAlester, Okla. Bobby Gene Walker of Sacramento, Calif. and W.R. Walker of Deming, and nine grandchildren and two great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Franklin Buff, in 1968. Services were held on March 9 in the Dugan Funeral Home Chapel Bisbee Arizona. Local arraignments were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BULLE: Nathan Tyler Bulle, infant son of Shawn and Heather Bulle, died Saturday, Nov. 20, at his home in Laramie, Wyo. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 9 a.m. at the Buck-Heggie Funeral Home in Laramie with Pastor Gerald Crites officiating. Interment followed at the Centennial Ranch in Centennial, Wyo. Nathan is survived by his parents, Shawn and Heather Bulle; a brother, Shawn M. Bulle Jr. of Laramie; his paternal grandparents, Marshall and Delaine Bulle of Centennial; his paternal great-grandparents, Alan and Florence Bulle of Fort Collins, Colo., and Marjorie Hendrickson of Milan, Minn.; his uncle, Jason Bulle of Tempe, Ariz.; his maternal grandparents, Ron and Janet Wofford of Hurley; maternal great-grandparents, Melvin and Bea Cunningham of El Paso, Texas, and Lavada Wofford of Bayard; and his uncles, R.J. and Don Wofford of Hurley. He is also survived by numerous great-uncles, great-aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Ingman Hendrickson and Rube Wofford. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Nathan be made to the building fund for the Centennial Valley Mission, Centennial, Wyo.


BUMGARNER: Mrs. Gladys Faye Bumgarner, 67, wife of A. A. Bumgarner of Gila died, last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday in the Graham Mortuary Chapel In Las Cruces, with burial following in the Cemetery there. The Curtis Mortuary was In charge of local arrangements. Surviving other than the husband of the deceased include a daughter, Mrs. Faye Hillary of Springer; a son, R. A. Bumgarner of Las Cruces; and eight grandchildren.


BUNDRANT: Ronald Daryl Bundrant, 39, died Monday on Bainbridge Island, Wash. of cancer. He and his wife, Alice, moved to the island in March 1994, returning to New Mexico briefly then returning to Washington again in September 1994 to undergo treatment at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He was born Jan. 31, 1956 in Albuquerque to Ken and Betty (Dunlap) Bundrant. He was employed as an instrumentation and control technician for a power company in New Mexico. He loved to hunt and fish and had been active in the Bainbridge Island Sportsman Club as well as assisting at Blakely Elementary School. He was raised in the Southern Baptist religion, although while on Bainbridge he attended Christ Memorial Church of Poulsbo, serving as an usher. Mr. Bundrant is survived by his wife, Alice; his daughter, Brittany; his son, Logan; three sisters, Debbie Easterly, Cindy Jennings and Denise Russ; and his mother, Betty Bundrant. His father preceded him in death. Services will be held Friday afternoon at one in Silver City at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Pastor Ted With of the Baptist Student Union will officiate. Casket bearers will be Sam Cureton, Bud Stanley, Don Sumrall, Jesse Baker, Glen Marshall and George Jackson Jr. Arrangements on Bainbridge Island were under the direction of Bainbridge Island Funeral Home. The family suggests remembrances in his memory be directed to the Tumor Institute of Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA. Local arrangements entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BUNDY: Mrs. Emily Bundy, who was buried Wednesday, February 26, In Memory Lane cemetery, was truly a pioneer of the Southwest for Wichita, Kansas, was still “West” when Emily Rebecca Lively was born there November 21, 1881. As a girl she went further westward. Mrs. Bundy died Monday evening, February 24, at ten o’clock at Resthaven Home where she had been a resident for the past several years, and where she had come to be regarded as a most lovable member of the Resthaven “family.” She had been in failing health for a number of years. Her ancestors on both sides of the family were pre-Revolution settlers in Virginia. The families pioneered by migrating westward by way of Kentucky, Illinois and into Kansas. Her grandfather had gone from Illinois still further to the west and had settled in Colorado in 1880, later moving down into the Salt River valley of Arizona where he homesteaded near Glendale. In 1894 Mrs. Bundy’s father decided to move his family to Arizona in order to take over the operation of Grandfather Lively’s where she remained until the reached compulsory retirement age. This work required her to move to Ogden, Utah. In 1912 she married E. A. Bundy, a veterinarian. A son Wayne, was born to this union in 1919. Mr. Bundy preceded Emily Bundy in death by more than a decade. So it was that all her life was lived close to the soil of the land she loved so greatly, much of it in the times and places where the land was young and raw and Nature was very much as it had been when the first transcontinental “tourists” saw it in wonder and awe. And great changes had come about in her 82 years. Funeral services, attended by members of the immediate family, and friends, were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Ford, at Curtis Mortuary, and at the graveside. Mrs. Emily Bundy is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd A. Wall, Taos; a son, Wayne Bundy, Albuquerque; by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, A granddaughter, Mrs. Jeannine Wail Lupton, and her three children.


BUNDY: Frances Bundy, 96, a resident of Central, entered into rest Thursday at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1900, in Beatrice, Neb., to John H. and Helena Wiebe Penner. Mrs. Bundy was a retired
schoolteacher. She had lived in Central for the last 12 years, having moved there from Nebraska. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Joanne Lupton, and her husband, L.D., of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two
Grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled.En1rusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BURALLI: Julio Buralli, 64, a resident of San Lorenzo, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Anaconda, Mont., to Geraldo and Bernice Orrino Buralli. He left his home in Montana in 1950 and joined the Air Force. He served as an aircraft mechanic until his retirement in 1971, retiring at the rank of staff sergeant. During his military career he served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star. Upon retiring he married Arlene Lynn Jarvi and settled in Alamogordo. They moved in 1980 to San Lorenzo, where he worked as a mechanic. He has a profound love of fishing and devoted much of his free time to fighting fires with the Lower Mimbres Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Lynn (Jarvi) Buralli of the home; his son, Ricky Vaughn Buralli and his wife, Pamela, of San Lorenzo; his brothers, Anthony Buralli of Anaconda and Gene Buralli of Westminister, Colo.; and his sisters, Maria Kuney of Arlington, Wash., and Geraldine Hoff of Helena, Mont. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347 and Allingham- Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory.


BURCH: Dean Burch, 74, a resident of Bayard, died early Saturday morning at his home. He was born July 18, 1914, in Sedan, Kan., and retired from Magma Copper of San Manuel, Ariz., in 1976. He had been a resident of Bayard since 1977 and was a member of the Bayard Church of Christ. Calling hours for Mr. Burch will be held today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels from 3-8 p.m. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 in Memory Lane Cemetery with Andy Carr of the Bayard Church of Christ presiding. Survivors include his wife, Bly, of Bayard; a daughter, Clydean Littrell of Chautauqua, Kan.; two brothers, Clyde Burch of Fredonia, Kan., and Dale Burch of Sedan; a sister, Ora Joseph of Ontario, Calif.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Zella Burch; and a son, Tommy Dean Burch. Casket bearers will be James R., Randall, Lester, Donald and Richard Rogers and Joe Carter. Honorary bearers will be Roddy, Johnny, A.C., Leonard F., Larry and James R. Rogers Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BURCHAM: Bill J Burcham, 71, a resident of Silver City died Tuesday at his residence. He is survived by one daughter Cindy McKelvie of Silver City; two sons Richard of Vanadium and Davis of Meridian Miss.; and six grandchildren, Michelle Stegg of Central, Georgia Burcham of Silver city, Malissa Burcham of Vanadium, Debbie Spears of Meridian and Richard Burcham of Vanadium and Steve Burcham of Silver City. Mr. Burcham was a member of the Elks Lodge of Silver City and the New Mexico mounted Patrol. He retired from Chino in 1970. He was a lifelong resident of the Hurley area. Visitation will be Thursday at the Curtis-Bright chapel from 7-8pm. Services are arranged by Curtis-Bright.


BURCHAM: Charlene Dee Burcham, six months old, died Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Burcham in Vanadium. The Burchams have another small daughter, Michelle, who survives her sister. Other survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Kump of Vanadium, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burcham of Hurley. Bishop Joseph J. Brubaker of the Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ officiated at the funeral service for the baby at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel Burial was in
Memory Lane cemetery.


BURCHAM: Doris Mae Burcham, 77, of Meridian, Miss. passed away at her home the morning of Sunday, Sept; 26. She was born May 3, 1922. She made her home in Hurley with her husband for many years, raising their three children. She worked as a meat cutter for the, Hurley Store and Meat Market. She moved to Meridian in the late 1970s; Mrs. Burcham was a very kind and loving woman, with heart. She lived for her children and then for her grandchildren. She managed her daughter’s chiropractic business in Meridian and was a member of the Lake view Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors are two sisters, Nella Pullman of El Paso, ^ Texas, and Elizabeth Bellaires of Mansfield, Texas; her children, Richard Burcham of Silver City, and Dr. Cindy McKelvie and David Burcham of Meridian; and her grandchildren, Michelle Stegg of Gilbert, Ariz., Melissa Cook of Silver City, Richard Burcham of Las Cruces, and Georgia Hudson, Steven Burcham and Bradley Burcham, all of Meridian. She also had numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Burcham, and granddaughter, Debbie Spears. Services will be held Wednesday at 1pm in Baca’s Funeral Chapel.


BURCHAM: Hurchel Burcham 67, a resident of Lordsburg, died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.


BURCHAM; Kathy Kump Burcham, 41, died May 28 at her home in Vanadium. She was born Feb. 27, 1943 in Murray, Utah, the daughter of Arlo Z. and Vivian Bergan Kump. Mrs. Burcham was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Richard of Vanadium; a son, Richard Burcham Jr. of Vanadium; her father, Arlo Z. Kump; one sister, Penny Myrup of Denison, Utah; four brothers, Kerry Kump, Ricky Kump, Scott Kump and David Kump, all of Salt Lake City, Utah and two grandchildren. Mrs. Burcham lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel May 30. Funeral services were held May 31 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel, followed by cremation. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Art Garcia, Benny Arellano, Alfonso Gonzales, Dan Stegg, Eddie Chavez and Gene Kerns. Memorials may be made to the Silver City Public Library. Services are under the direction of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BURCHAM: Sharene Dee Burcharm six-month-old infant died early Sunday evening in the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard L Burcharm of Vanadium. Other survivors include the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Kump of Vanadium and the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burcharm of Hurley. The Bishop Joseph J Brubaker of the church of the Latter Day Saints will officiate at the funeral services for the baby at 10am Wednesday in the chapel at Curtis mortuary. Burial will be in the Memorial Lane cemetery in Silver City.


BURCHFIELD: Thomas J. Burchfield Jr., 88, of Cottage Grove, Ore., died Sunday, July 26. He was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Carnegie, IA?, to Thomas Burchfield Sr. and Lucy Burchfield. He married Gertrude Bernand in Prescott, Ariz., on Sept. ii, 1974. He moved to Cottage Grove in 1981, moving to Oregon from Arizona. Before that, he lived in New Mexico and Alaska. He was, a miner and truck driver, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II in building munitions. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Burchfield of Cottage Grove; two daughters, Nancy Woodbury of Silver City and Joann McCoy of Las Cruces, and a sister, Maurine Benjamin of Silver City. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren. Private services are planned.


BURCHFIELD: Following an extended illness, E.A. "Curley" Burchfield, 73, passed away at his home Monday. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as seaman first class on a minesweeper. For many years he worked for Jelco Electric. After 14 years with Phelps Dodge as crusher repairman, he retired in 1984. Since then he enjoyed fishing and traveling with his wife of 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty Burchfield; his son, Paul Burchfield; his grandchildren, Samantha Prewit of Silver City, and Erin and Jay Burchfield of Delaware; his sisters, Bertha Young and Lucy Henderson of Texas; his brothers, Victor Burchfield of Massachusetts and Garland Hendrex and Clarence Burchfield of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Laurene Mauldin, and two brothers, Carson Burchfield and Carl Burchfield preceded him in death. Visitation for friends and family will be held today from 2-4 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Baca's with the Rev. Nelson Dorr, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with local veterans groups in charge of services. Pallbearers will be Bud Conyer, Gary Gregory, Eddie McDonald, Bob Collier, Gary Gilpin and Manuel Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers are Clifford Fox, Marvin Langford, Joe Marine, Jack Nowlin and his many other friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BURCHFIELD: Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Carrie Marie Burchfield, 55, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday. Mrs. Burchfield was a native of Carnegie, Okla. and had lived in Silver City for the past 34 years. She is survived by her husband, Garland O. Burchfield of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Buttelman of Seabrook, Tex. and Miss Linnie Burchfield of Silver City; one son, Jimmy C. Burchfield of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Bonnie L. Netherton of Carnegie, Okla. and Bernard L. Netherton of Sanders, Ariz. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. G.D. Brent of the First Baptist Church officiated. Robert Taper Rebecca Lodge No. 29 officiated at the graveside. Pallbearers were I.D. Cook, Fred Ramsey, Louell Barto, Henry Watson, Roy Brown and Ralph Machen Burchfield: Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary.


BURCHFIELD: Garland O. Burchfield, 77, a former Grant County resident, passed away Tuesday in Indianapolis after a lengthy illness. Mr. Burchfield was born in Alfalfa, Okla., the son of Thomas J. Burchfield and Lucy Emily Brown. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges in Silver City and Bayard. He was past grand master and past grand patriarch of New Mexico. Survivors include a son, Jim C. Burchfield of Indianapolis; two daughters, Barbara J. Buttelmann of Grand Canyon, Ariz., and Linney Margolius and her husband, Hunter, of Silver City; three brothers, Jack Burchfield of Chico, Calif.; H.A. Burchfield of Oakland, Okla., and Jeff Burchfield, whereabouts unknown; two sisters, Anna Watson of Wedderburn, Ore., and Maureen Benjamin and her husband, Dick, of Bayard; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Burchfield's first wife, Carrie Marie Burchfield, died in 1969. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Joyce Lee; a great-granddaughter, Cacie Marie Burchfield; and three brothers, Kenney, Lockrey and Ray. Graveside services and burial will be held at a later date in Silver City.


BURCHFIELD: H.A. "Hack" Burchfield, a former resident of Bayard, passed away July 25 in Durant, Okla. Survivors are his wife, Opal Burchfield of the home; tow sons, Hester Allen Burchfield, both of Durant; six grandchildren; one sister, Maurine Benjamin of Bayard; and two brothers, Jack Burchfield of Chico, Calif., and Heff Burchfield of Chico, California. Services were held this morning in Weatherford, Okla.


BURCHFIELD: Jack Burchfield, a former l3ayard and Silver City resident, passed away Aug 22 at his home in Chico, Calif. He was a survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II. Mr. Burchfield is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilma; a son, Gary; a daughter, Gail Mount; four grandchildren: a sister, Maxine Benjamin and her husband Dick, Mr. Burchfield’s best friend: and three special family members, Tom. Dick and Harry, of Grant County. He was a very special person and will he greatly missed by his family.


BURCHFIELD: Lucy Emily Burchfield, 98, died March 10 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Burchfield was born the daughter of Richard K. and Artamissa Glover Brown on October 2, 1883 in Youngstown, Tex. and had been a resident of Bayard for the last 45 years. She was a member of the Bayard Rebekah Lodge and an avid gardener. She is survived by two daughters, Anna Watson of Wedderburn, Ore. and Maurine Benjamin of Bayard; five sons, Slim Burchfield of Covina, Calif., Jeff Burchfield of Ore., Hack Burchfield of Madill, Okla., Garland Burchfield of Kingston, Okla. and Jack Burchfield of Chico, Calif.; 23 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Burchfield and two sons, Ken and Ray Burchfield. Graveside services were held Saturday at ll:00 a.m. in Memory Lane with the Rev. Mark Burr of the Presbyterian Church in Deming officiating. Contributions may be made to the Silver City Museum. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


WATSON: Mrs. Jane Furr Watson, 82, died at her home here Sunday. She had been a resident of this area for 32 years coming here from birthplace in Uvalde county Texas. Surviving Mrs. Watson are her husband A.F. Watson, two daughters, Mrs. I.M. Woody of Bayard and Mrs. George Clark Silver City and one son Will Furr of Silver City. She had seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Cox mortuary chapel with the Rev. A.F. Davis of the Assembly of God church officiating. Burial was in the Gila cemetery. Mrs. Watson came to Silver City four years ago from the Mimbres where she had made a home for many years.

BURCHFIELD: Mrs. Nelle Lee Burchfield was buried at 3 P.M. Tuesday in the Silver city Cemetary with the Cox mortuary in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ruth Myra read the Christian Science services. She is survived by Mr. Burchfield and two daughters, Geneva Jo and Naney Jo; three brothers, J. L. Benjamin of Bayard, Harry D. Huntington of Miami, Ariz., and T. B. Benjamin also of Miami; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dull of Los Angeles, Mrs. O. W. Booth of Bayard, and Mrs. R. W. of Kingston. Pallbearers were Calvin Hickson, Robert Greear, William Greear, Jack Evatt, and Donald Smith.


BURCHFIELD: Ray Burchfield, 63, died Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Burchfield was born in Alfalfa, Oklahoma and had lived in the Grant County area since 1933. He founded Ray's Super Service Texaco in Bayard in 1937 and in 1946 opened the Ray Burchfield Motor Company. He was a former councilman of Bayard, a member of the Silver City Elks Club, and a charter member of the Copper Crest Country Club. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Sherwood of Silver City, Dona May Marable of Albuquerque, a son, Kenneth Ray Burchfield of Silver City, his mother, Lucy Burchfield of Bayard, two sisters, Maureen Benjamin of Bayard, Anne Mae Watson of Wedderburn, Oregon, five brothers, L.E. Burchfield of Covina, Calif., H.A. Burchfield of Durant, Okla., Thomas J. Burchfield, Jr. of Oregon, Garland Burchfield of Silver City, Jack Burchfield of Chico, Calif., ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Billy Foster and Darrel Ramey officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David Donaldson, Ray Fowler, Floyd Fowler, D.C.Pruit, Lloyd Taylor, David Ramey, Charles Gant and Darrel Ramey. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Davis, Elmer Hampton, D.E. Grubb, Allen Wysong, Ray Carter, Jack Hensley, Joe Salars, John Miller, Sonny Clark and C.R. Rendleman. The family asks that donations in Mr. Burchfield's name be made to the American Cancer Society.


BURD: Kenneth Victor Burd, 46, died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He had been a resident of Lordsburg for the past, eight years. He was the jail supervisor for Hidalgo County. He was a member of the New Mexico State Police Mounted Patrol, the National Rifle Association, and Local No. 75 of the Iron Workers Union. Services will be held at Heather Funeral Chapel in Lordsburg at 10 a.m. Thursday. Viewing for friends will be Wednesday at Heather Funeral Chapel from 6-9 p.m. Burial will be at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. He is survived by his mother, Leona Burd of Illinois; his wife, Sharon Burd of Lordsburg; his daughters, Penny Welch of Texas, Paige McKnight of Kansas, and Patti Burd of Lordsburg; two brothers, Maurice Burd of Illinois and Robert Burd of Deming; and two sisters, Cheryl Burd and Marty Burd, both of Wisconsin. Heather Funeral Chapel in Lordsburg is in charge of arrangements.


BURGER: Philip A. Burger, 40, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Silver City for the past 30 years. Survivors include his friend, Michael Debbel of Silver City; a nephew, Shawn C. Burger of Pueblo, Colo.; a niece. Angelica Burger of Pueblo; and an aunt, Ronnie Owens, also of Pueblo. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at McMillan Campground. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shawn and Angelica Burger, in care of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Family Members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BURGESS: Frank Owen Burgess, 41, of Reserve passed away Friday at his residence after a long battle with celiac disease and lymphoma. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the St. Ysidro Cemetery in Reserve. Mr. Burgess’ father-in-law, Pastor Bruce Johnston of Portland, Ore., will conduct the service. Interment will be in St. Ysidro Cemetery. Mr. Burgess was born Dec. 7, 1955, in Salem, Ore., the son of Frank Owen Burgess Sr. and Katheryn Marie Zimmerman Burgess. He married Cynthia Dee Johnston on June 10, 1979, in Angwin, Calif. Mr. Burgess is survived by his wife; two sons, Owen and Chance; two sisters, Linda Prandt~án4 her husband, Herbert, of Mali, Africa, and Zola Stearman and her husband, Mike, of Weaverville, Calif.; his parents, Frank and Marie Burgess of Reserve; his grandmother, Velma Zimmerman of Shelton, Neb.; as well as many other wonderful relatives and friends. At the age of 7, he moved with his family to San Diego, where, with the exception of two years in Corpus Christi, Texas, he spent most of his growing-up years and learned to love nature while exploring the canyons behind his home. He graduated from high school at San Diego Adventist Academy in 1974, a place where he made many lifelong friends. He was president of his school’s camping and hiking club and spent all of his spare time in the great outdoors. He took several years of agricultural studies at Pacific Union College in northern life — everything from fruit orchards, to dairying, to cowboying on ranches. His greatest love was cowboying and he worked on ranches from the cold interior of British Columbia down to the plains of New Mexico. In 1986, Mr. Burgess became a certified farrier, with his horseshoeing skills coming in very handy through his years of ranch work. His sons, Owen and Chance, were born in 1984 and 1988, and he passed on to them his great love for nature and God, the creator of all things. It was in 1990 that Mr. Burgess moved to New Mexico and truly fell in love with the Land of Enchantment. In 1993, he made his home in Reserve, living on a three-acre piece of land in the Lower Frisco, where he developed a large garden, planted fruit trees, built a greenhouse, and had a horse, cow and chickens. Although he moved away at the end of July of this year in order to get medical help, his heart was still in Lower Frisco. When he received a terminal diagnosis of cancer Oct. 16 while in the Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, Wash., his first desire was to return to New Mexico and live out his final days there. He passed away just five days before his return to his par-home in the Lower Frisco. Mr. Burgess had a strong faith and loved to share his knowledge of the Bible and his understanding of prophecies whenever he had the opportunity. He will always he remembered as a person of honesty, integrity, and strong convictions who lived up to what he believed in. The Family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to Healing Leaves, Rice, WA. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


BURGESS: Former Silver City resident Glenn Burgess, 90, passed away Oct. 13 at his home in Safford, Ariz. He taught history and Spanish and was yearbook sponsor from 1959 to1962 at Reserve High School and from 1962 to 1966 at Silver High School. He was a teacher and public relations director at Eastern Arizona College from 1966 until his retirement in 1974. Mr. Burgess continued to teach photography and Spanish for another 18 years at the Safford Conservation Center. Over the years, he was a feature journalist for various publications, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the El Paso Times. He was best known for covering the construction of the Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad past the Copper Canyon of northern Mexico. The Silver City Daily Press published many of his southwest New Mexico photographs and his pictures of John F. Kennedy when the president visited White Sands in 1963. The first Daily Press printed on an offset press on Jan. 27, 1965 featured a full page of his scenic photographs taken throughout the Gila National Forest. In Arizona, Mr. Burgess served as president of the Safford Rotary Club, Copper Council Boy Scouts of America, Safford Toastmasters and the Upper Gila River Association. He held the position of vice-chairman of the Bureau of Land Management Advisory Committee and the Recreation Committee of Coronado Resource Conservation and Development. He was co-organizer and the first president of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee in southeastern Arizona and a life member of Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Fraternity. He was a Shriner and Scottish Rite Mason, and an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Burgess was editor of Graham County Profiles, Volumes I and II, and received the "Pioneer of the Year" award given by the Graham County Historical Society in 1992. He was born in Coleman, Texas in 1905 and received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master of Arts degree from Western New Mexico University in Silver City. He managed chambers of commerce in six Texas communities in Santa Fe and in St. Joseph, Mo. He was instrumental in the construction of Possum Kingdom Dam in Graham, Texas, in the establishment of the Warm Springs Crippled Children's Home in Gonzales, Texas, in the land exchange establishing the Big Bend National Park, and in the development of the Santa Fe Ski Basin and Glorietta Baptist Encampment. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Merlyn, and sons, Jack of Corrales, Don of northern Mexico, and Joe of Playas. Funeral arrangements were made by Caldwell Funeral Home in Safford and services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Safford.


BURGESS: Mrs. Ida Hooker Burgess, 88, passed away Friday, January 15, in a Phoenix, Arizona, rest home where she had resided for the past 10 months. She was a member of the prominent pioneer Hooker family of Grant County, which came to New Mexico in 1877 and established a homestead in the Upper Gila River area. Mrs. Burgess was born in Austin, Nevada, June 19, 1876, while in route from Oregon to New Mexico by covered wagon. The group, consisting of her parents, grandparents, three brothers, two sisters and an uncle, arrived in Silver City on New Year's Day, 1877. The deceased was a resident of this area for 78 years. She attended New Mexico Normal School in Silver City, and taught in the Grant county school system until her marriage to the late Harry J. Burgess in 1905. She was a member of the Silver City Woman's Club and active in the St. Elizabeth Guild of the Church of the Good Shepherd. She was employed for several years by Schiff's Emporium Department Store. Later she was associated with Borenstein Brothers Department Store until the death of her husband in 1943. For the past 10 years Mrs. Burgess spent the winter months in Phoenix with her daughter, the late Mrs. J. J. Turner, and the summer months with another daughter, Mrs. James V. Neuman, Jr., in Midland, Texas. Survivors, other than Mrs. Neuman, are four grandchildren, Diane and Jimmy Neuman of Midland, Gray B. Turner of Pasadena, Calif., and Susan Turner of Phoenix. Funeral services were conducted January 17 by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Active pallbearers were six of Mrs. Burgess' nephews, Frank, Joe, Denton and jack Hooker, Lawrence and Worthington Shelley. Honorary pallbearers were William Shelley, Layton Hunter, G. O. Gwyn, Jr., G. O. Gwyn, Sr., Douglas White, Bates Kirkland, Nelson Gray, Leo Schiff, Jack Wilson, Ben Shantz, Frank Light, Don Lusk, Richard Seimer, Dr. R. E. Watts, Joe Turner and Julius Schwartz.


BURGESS: Lillie M. Burgess, 79, passed away June 23 in Tucson Ariz. She is suvived by her four daughters Jennie Hickson and her husband Bob of Winkelman, Ariz. Edith Jackson of Silver City, Wilma Tapscott and her husband Jack of Central and Carol Mitchell and her husband Walter of Clinton Okla. one son Jerry Burgess and his wife Carol, of Kissame, Fla. one brother Bill Conder of Arenas Valley; one sister Blanche Duncan of Silver City; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with Minister Andy Carr officiating. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BURGIN: In a United Airlines crash in Wyoming the past week, which claimed 65 lives, one of the victims was W. H. Burgin, a geologist of Kennecott Copper Corp., well known in the Silver City Mining District, where he was a frequent visitor. As district geologist for Bear Creek Mining Company, a Kennecott subsidiary he made his headquarters in Denver and was en route to Salt Lake City at the time of the air disaster. Survivors are his wife and three children.


BURK: Johnny victor Burk, 80, known throughout Grant County as "Lefty Burk," passed away Wednesday, June 7, at Gila Regional Medical Center after several months of various illnesses. Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Officiating will be members of the Silver Elks Club and veterans representatives. He was born April 22,1920, in Anson, Texas, the son of Jessie Burk and Blanch Doby. Mr. Burk is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Delia; and three daughters, Bonnie Brown and husband, Joe Brown, of Deming, Dianna Kendall-Dobbs and husband, Ray Dobbs, of Lake Roberts, and Vicki Burk and fiancé, Donnie Conlee, of Animas. Mr. Burk is also survived by six grandchildren, Bill Brown and family of Fairfield, Texas, Cheryl Rouse and family of Colton, Ore., Don Kendall and wife of Silverdale. Wash., Trinity Gore and family, Tipton Gore and family, and Cody Bulgier; and three great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by sister-in-law, Jo Estes, and her three children, Jim Glasscock, Joe Estes and Bob Estes, and brother-in-law. Warren Frutiger, and wife, Beth, and children, Mike and Dawn, all residents of Oregon. Mr. Burk was a self-made man with a strength and will that many were amazed at and admired even up to his last hours. At a 'very young age, he came up out of Texas to work at one of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps. He returned to Texas for a short while, then moved back to Silver City and began building his life. In the 1930s, he hauled gold bullion for Roy Henry Trucking from the old Fanny Mine in Mogollon. He was introduced to Adella P. Frutiger in 1938. They were married Aug. 19, 1940, and had Bonnie in 1942. Joining the Army in 1943, he served in World War II overseas. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart and an honorable discharge. He came back home to Silver City in 1946 and began to build his family, with his second girl, Dianna. In 1953, the family moved to Arenas Valley to their present home. Vicki was born in 1955. Mr. Burk worked for Pop Gwyn's butane business as a truck driver, driving the No. 123 stock car, which was sponsored by Pop Gwyn, out at the old racetrack in Arenas Valley. He also played base- ball with the teams and participated in bowling tournaments and fishing, but the second love of his life was golf. In the 1950s, he was exhaulted ruler of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. In the early 1960s, he owned and operated his own-business Bordensia Distributing. In 1967, he went to work for Phelps Dodge as a truck driver. (He was always a truck driver at heart. During the '60s and '70s, with only one little fledgling left in the nest, the couple became interested in horses, purchasing one which was an unforgettable retired race horse named Hi Fi. During this time, he was a member of the Grant County Sheriff's Posse. He also learned how to participate in crash landing a small airplane and collected more fishing and horse "tails" from the Gila. He retired in 1982 from Phelps Dodge and began to spend more of his time at the golf course and Elks Lodge. He was a past member of the Scott Park public golf course group and country club in Silver City, and a past member of the Rio Mimbres Country Club in Deming. Being one of the "last of the good ol' boys," he was good at and enjoyed everything he did, especially a little hand of poker once in a while, which he enjoyed with his favorite cool drink.


BURK: Carolyn E. Burk, 64, entered life eternal Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born April 22, 1929, in Silver City to Frank and Rose Etheredge. Mrs. Burk retired in 1990 from Fort Bayard Medical Center as a bookkeeper technician. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Jack Burk of Silver City; a daughter, Becky Cooper, and her husband, Brad, of Silver City; her mother, Rose Etheredge of Silver City; two sisters, Mary Ann Longwell and Betty Jane Jameson of Silver City; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Reagan Aguirre, Lewis Miller, Jack Bowen, Richard Dannelley, Rocky Lock and Dick Patton. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BURK: Ina Mae Burk, 80, died Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Nov. 12, 1906, in Bentonville, Ark., to William and Fannie Hopkins. She married Horton Burk in 1932, following graduation from West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon, Texas. During the Depression, she and her husband left the teaching profession and began farming near Decatur, Texas. She was a member of the Paradise Methodist Church in Paradise, Texas, serving as church pianist and teaching Bible class for women. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984. Mrs. Burk is survived by two sons, Ted C. Burk and his wife, Jewell, of Silver City and James G. Burk and his wife, Annette, of Springtown, Texas; and a daughter, Bonnie Eudaly and her husband, Martin, of Weatherford, Texas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grand-children. Graveside services will be held this afternoon at 4 at Lone Star Community Cemetery near Decatur. Officiating will be the Rev. Dan Layne of Azle, Texas, and F.M. Roundtree, chaplain of Fort Bayard Medical Center.


BURK; Sally Emma J. Burk, 91, died March 24 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Burk had been a resident of Grant County for 46 years. She was born Feb. 16, 1893 in Marlin, TX, the daughter of James Thomas and Amanda Fuller Johnson. Mrs. Burk was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Weaver of Silver City; one son, Jack Burk of Silver City; seven grandchildren, Lewis Miller of Silver City, Mrs. Edith Patton of Redrock, Charles Harsh of Silver City, Becky Burk of Silver City, Dorothy Lou Thompson of San Angelo, Tx, Bill Burk of Albuquerque and Rita Gay Ecker of Michigan; 24 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burk lie in state at Curtis-Bright Chapel March 27. Graveside services were held March 28 at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Dan Dugan, pastor of the Church of Christ officiating. Internment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Charles St. John, Deily Crumbley, Johnny Burk and Ross Jameson. Contributions may be made to the Fort Bayard Patients Fund. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BURKE: Joseph P. Burke, 85, passed away Wednesday, September 21. Mr. Burke was a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and lived in Silver City for the past 49 years. He was a member of the American Legions Allingham Golding post #18, the Eagles Club of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. Mr. Burke is survived by his wife Alice of Silver City and several nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation was Thursday, September 22, in the Curtis Bright Chapel. Funeral Mass was Friday, September 23, in the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with Allingham- Golding Post #18 conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were William Mullane, Stewart Pinkerton, Frank Griswold, Francisco Limon, Ray McCoun, and Walter Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Hubert Robertson, Sam Steppe, Andrew Hougland, Sam Phoenix, Nelson
Wygant, Harold Oberg, Basilio Gonzales, Alvin Franks, Dr. Samuel Dye, John Reynolds and Curtis Maxwell. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations to the Silver City Museum or the Silver City Public Library.


BURKE: Peter Methia Burke, 3 month old son of Peter M and Rebecca Burke of Ontario CA Died Dec 2 at home. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents Kerlin and Elizabeth Keller of Road Forks; paternal grandparents, Cyril M and Elenore M Burke of England and his maternal great-grandmother Nancy Vernon grimes of Silver City. Family services were held at the Richardson Peterson Mortuary. Internment was in Memory Lane, Silver City.


BURKE: Robert R Burke, 79, former oil Company wholesale distributor in Las Cruces, died In a Silver City rest home Wednesday. Mr. Burke, was the, father of Mrs. Bernie Stearns, of Silver City, had been living In the Stearns borne for the past 31/2 years. Other survivors include three Sons, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Graham Mortuary’ In Las Cruces for funeral services, with the Rev. Frank Jones of the First Presbyterian Church in Las Cruces Officiating,, Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Garden Cemetery.


BURK: Death last Saturday at the family home, 201 F St., claimed William E. Burk, 68, a resident of Silver City for 19 years. He was custodian of the Grant County courthouse for five years, retiring in September 1955 because of failing health. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma J. Burk; two sons, Freeland and Jack; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice 0. Weaver; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, five brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Cox mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Clarence Dugenhart of the Church of Christ. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery.


BURKE: Funeral services for Julice W. Burke, 43, who died at Reserve Saturday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at Reserve With the reverend William Lyttle officiating. Burial was in the Reserve Cemetery. The deceased was born in San Angelo, Texas, and at the time of death was retired as a mail carrier. Survivors are his wife, his father, John T. Burke, and a brother, Henry L. Burke of San Angelo; three sisters, Mrs. Fritz Cherry of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Clay Van Winkle of Seaside, Calif., and Mrs. R. G. Blythe, Garden City, Kans.


BURKE: Alice G. Burke, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1982, passed away Tuesday in an Albuquerque hospital. She is survived by three nieces, Jean Roech and her husband, Dale F. Roech, of Ocean City, N.J., Betty Lou Gonta and her husband, C.W. Gonta, of Nashville, Tenn., and Dolores Kohn and her husband, Delbert, of Oreland, Pa.; and by two nephews, John Robert Granlun of Buffalo, N.Y., and W. Fredrick Granlun and his wife, Jane, of Phillipsburg, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Burke. Mrs. Burke was a graduate of the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, and came to New Mexico in 1928 for her health, living in Silver City for 53 years. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-7 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BURKHART: Walter John Burkhart, 90, of Fort Bayard, entered eternal rest Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Nov. 27, 1900, in Illinois and resided in Cliff for 20 years prior to his hospitalization. Mr. Burkhart was a mechanic and inventor. Memorial services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include two daughters, Ardell Scartaccini of Truth or Consequences, and Garthenia Kohut of Albuquerque; a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and many, many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BURLESON: Homer "Bill" Burleson, 64, a resident of Fort Bayard Medical Center, entered into rest Saturday, Nov.6. He was born March 7, 1929, in Haskell, Texas, to the late Andrew and Sarah (Nutt) Burleson. He had resided at Fort Bayard for many years. A graveside service will be held at the Fort Bayard State Cemetery at 2 p.m. today with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Survivors include his brother, Ed Burleson of Los Angeles; and his sisters, Janie Gillmore of Pensacola, Fla, and Velma Looney of Las Vegas, Nev. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BURNAUGH: Max Eugene Burnaugh, died Jan. 21 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Burnaugh had worked near Silver City for the past six months as a ranch hand. Graveside services for Mr. Burnaugh were held Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery with Francis Wheeler officiating. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BURNETT: Funeral services were held Friday. Sept. 10, for Everett Burnett, who died in an Albuquerque hospital Tuesday. Mr. Burnett, 53, had been a resident of Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Burnett, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Burnett of Marietta, Okla. seven sisters and one brother. Services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel under the direction of the Masonic Lodge of Silver City. Pallbearers included Bill Andgerson, Roy Hickson, Wilson Dawson, Lee Herdman, Roy Knapp and Jeff Round. Honorary pallbearers were C. E. Murphy, Roy Henry, Merrill Maudlin and R. I Creed.


BURNETT; Nick N. Burnett, 67, died Friday morning in Silver City. Mr. Burnett was born in Pinos Altos, NM and was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, third ward. He was a retired mill operator for Kennecott. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, past member of the VFW Lodge No. 3347 in Bayard, assisted with the duties of Santa Rita Mining Museum for the last nine years, was a veteran of WWII, served with the Armed Forces in the European, African and Middle East Campaigns and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Burnett is survived by his wife, Opal Burnett of Bayard; one daughter, Betty McNair of Taswell, Indiana; two sons, Jim Bucher of Corrales and Leonard Bucher of Madison, Conn; one uncle, Alvino Trujillo of Prescott, AZ; 12 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Steven Barnett in 1967. Funeral services were held May 29at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Gene Stailey officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery with Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Alfred Davalos, Chester Rowland, Robert Rowland, Lloyd Merino, Glen Stailey and Kirk Donaldson. Honorary pallbearers were John Goff, Ben McNair, Dr. Douglas Dye, Red Tong, Carroll Mann, Oney Hughes, Ed Theis, Jim Tanzola and Glen Owens. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing may make donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or American Heart Association in memory of Nick N. Burnett. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BURNETT: Steven Burnett, 77, former Grant County resident, died Sunday in a Deming rest home. He was the father of Nick Burnett of Bayard. Survivor is his widow, Mrs. Elsie Burnett. Funeral services and burial took place in Deming.


BURNETTE: Leon H. "Curly" Burnette, 80, of Carlsbad died Thursday, Jan. 4. Funeral services were held Sunday at the West Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Drake (retired) of the Ninth and Missouri Church of God officiating. Interment followed at the Carlsbad Cemetery. Mr. Burnette moved to Carlsbad in 1939 after marrying Gloria Irene Woosley in Fort Sumner in 1937. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Burnette, Red Burnette and Basil Burnette. He is survived by
two sons, Hampton Jerry Burnette of Silver City and Larry D. Burnette of Carlsbad; two brothers, Whit Burnette of Lyndhurst, Va., and Harry Burnette of Hodges, S.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


BURNHAM: Leola P. Burnham, 76, a resident of Rochester, Minn., died Sept. 30 following a 15 month illness. She is survived by a son, Joseph, of Rochester; two grandsons; a granddaughter; and her brother, Clare M. Parker of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Congregational Church in Rochester. Phillip W. Sarles will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oakwood cemetery in Rochester. Vine Funeral Home of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.


BURNS: Jessie Howard Burns, known to his Silver City friends as "Jess," passed from this life at his home in Silver City on approximately Sunday, Jan. 30. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Born to Walter Augusta Burns and Estella Baker Burns on May 2, 1924, in Lovington, he is survived by his brother, Harold Burns of Surprise, Ariz., and his sister, Bobbie Cloe Holderman of Lovington. He served as lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Alcona during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1948 with a degree in engineering and worked for Sandia Corp., where he retired in 1978. Mr. Burns was a devoted student of A Course in Miracles, a member of the course group in Silver City, and a Friend of the Circle of Atonement in Sedona, Ariz. He was also a friend of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, where he served on the board for one year. He studied conversational Spanish in Silver City so that he could more easily enjoy his frequent trips to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, where he owned a small lot and built a casita. He and his friends enjoyed many friendships with the people of Casas Grandes. Caring deeply for others, he always Burns loved to hike, and he and his friends could frequently be seen hiking on Gomez Peak or the Continental Divide Trail. He will be missed for his weekly telephone calls with his brother and sister, for meeting his friends for lunch at the Health food Shoppe, for dinners at their homes, for the books and ideas he brought into their lives, for the hike to Mineral Creek they wanted to take him on, for another trip to Casas Grandes together before the weather got hot, for evenings talking about life and spiritual matters, for his friendliness when others first moved here, and for his little dog, Cher, who always accompanied him on his trips to Mexico until she died in December. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Era Morton and Anna Jo Lyons; and his brothers, Jack Burns, Walter Burns and J.R. Burns. Contributions in his memory can be given to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City's Growth Fund or to the Circle of Atonement in Sedona. Mr. Burns will be remembered at the Feb. 20 service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Anyone wishing to speak briefly about him will be welcome to do so. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BURNS: Robert Burns, 70, a World War I veteran, died last Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital at Albuquerque. He was a former resident of Silver City, and a brother of Mrs. John D. Bingaman. Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Jewel Burns, and a son, Robert, of Los Angeles. Funeral services and burial took place in Albuquerque. Mr. Burns, prior to World War 1, attended college in Silver City. He was a Mason and a member of the First Christian Church in Albuquerque.


BURNS: Carol Ann Burns, 23, died Friday evening at Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso. She was a native of Culver City, Calif., and had lived in Tyrone for the past two years. Survivors include her husband, David Burns of Tyrone; two daughters, Barbara Ann and Dorothy Jean, both of Tyrone; her mother, Mrs. Rosalena Woslum of Santa Monica, Calif.; her father, Benton Stevens of North Hollywood, Calif.; two brothers, Paul Stevens and Christopher Woslum of Santa Monica. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with interment following in the Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. H. John Rebman of the Sixth Street Baptist Church in Silver City officiated. Pallbearers were Billy Burns, Bobby Burns, Bill Verathol, Alexander Watkins, Bud Deacon and Hugh B. McKeen

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BURNS: Charlie W. (Sam) Burns, 72, a life long Catron County Resident, died Tuesday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born June 13, 1916 in Pleasanton Valley and had been a heavy equipment operator most of his life. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1718 in Silver City. Calling hours will be from 2-7 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. A graveside service is set for Friday morning at 11 in the Alma Cemetery. Pastor Jake Snyder of Datil will officiate. Survivors include two sons, Billy Burns of Reserve and Bobby Burns of Silver City; two daughters, Ella Mae Cleveland and Zella Fae Underwood both of Silver City; a sister, Annis Casto of Phoenix, Ariz., and four step children, Tommy, Carol, Efford and Eddie Marayo, all of Grants. Casket bearers will be Monte, Shad, Kevin and Bryon Burns, Jody Bryant and John McBride. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BURNS: Henry Tremain Burns, 50, of Hatch, died last Friday night at the Willow Creek Ranch Resort in the Mogollon Mountains, of a heart attack. He was spending a vacation at the resort, accompanied by his wife and two nieces. The Cox Mortuary sent the body to Hatch for funeral services and burial.


BURNS: Lavada J. Barto Burns, 82, died Tuesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born June 17, 1906, in Cheyenne, Okla., to David Monroe Barto and Henrietta Williams Barto. On Aug. 22, 1929, in Safford, Ariz., she married Jesse W. Burns, and they made their home in Glenwood, where she was a homemaker. Calling hours are today from 2-7 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Alma Cemetery in Alma. The Rev. Jesse Liles of the First Baptist Church of Silver City will officiate. Survivors include seven daughters, Loren Watkins of Mule Creek, Lavern Deacon and Alice Farrell of Safford, Mary Baird of Virden, Joyce Baird and Jean Thomson of Lordsburg, and Betty Bridgford of Silver City; one son, David L. Burns of Silver City; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter and five grandchildren. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Johnny Thomson, David Baird and Lewis Lamar Baird Jr., Tommy and Barney Farrell, and Jesse Watkins Sr. Honorary bearers will be Jesse Watkins Jr. and Rodney Farrell. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BURNS: Harold M.Burns, 78, a resident of Fort Bayard Medical Center for the past eight months, went to be with the Lord Saturday. He would have been 79 on Sept. 7. Mr. Burns moved to Bayard in 1946 after serving six years in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was hired by the Santa Fe Railroad. He retired from the railroad in June 1977 after working 30 years as a locomotive engineer. He was a member of the Rio Mimbres Baptist Church and faithfully served in it until his health started failing him 12 years ago. He leaves behind his widow, Cherie, and six children, Patti Cox of Deer Park, Texas, Jim Burns and his wife, Linda, of El Paso, Texas, Robbie Burns and his wife, Barbara, of La Porte, Texas, Debbie Lutz and her husband, Wayne, of Morenci, Ariz., and Barbara Jean Cox of Texas; a stepson, Gary Morgan, and his wife, Esther, of Silver City; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will begin at 11 am. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Rod Chandler officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No.18 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Portales or a favorite charity. Family members Selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.


BURNS: John Byron Burns 72, of Hurley went to he with the Lord Monday after a brief illness. He passed away at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burns resided in Omaha, Neb., before moving in l985 to Hurley where he and his wife, Lois began serving the community by selling insurance and assisting many people in this field. He was in World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the
Disabled American Veterans and Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship International. He was a past president of the local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his wile, Lois, of Hurley; his children, Pamela King of Omaha, Glen Burns of Phoenix, Randy Burns of 1ndependance Mo., Cynthia Moser of
Omaha and Bryon Gruhn of Millard, Neb.; and two step-children Virginia MacCutler of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and LeRoy Foreman of Omaha. He leaves 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank Langstofl of Weather-ford, Texas, and Joseph LangStofl and Lee Langston of Colorado Springs, Colo. and a sister, Martha Ford, also of Colorado Springs. Services were to be held at Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God at 20th and Gold in Silver City today at 1 p.m. Visitation was to start at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Internment was to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetary with full military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Glen Burns, Randy Burns, Byron Gruhu, Lee Limgston Mike Saitta and Bugg Bullingtofl.
Memorials may be sent to Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God
Silver City NM 88062. Family members selected Curtis Bright to serve them.


BURNSIDE: Funeral services and Interment for Capt. John L. Burnside, U. S. Navy, took place Saturday Oct., 12, in Arlington National cemetery Arlington, VA. Classmates at the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis were
pallbearers. The untimely death at age of 43 ended a brilliant Navy career for one of Silver City’s finest young men, whose health was undermined by many months of service In the Pacific as a submarine commander during the war. He is survived by his widow and two young daughters and a sister Mrs. Katherine O’Malley El Paso. He was the nephew of Mrs. Ebon Burnside Silver City and the son of John L Burnside Silver City who died some years ago.

BURNSIDE: Viola Rocap Burnside (Mrs. Eben Burnside), pioneer Silver City health seeker, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital on Saturday, July 10, at 6 p.m., at 89 years of age. Born in Bridgton, N.J., on January 8, 1882, she took her nurses at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. After a physical breakdown interrupted her career as a children's nurse in 1905, she came to Cottage San, which was then nationally famous as TB treatment center. She and Elliot Waggaman, also a patient there, were married in 1907 but died two years later. She and Eben Burnside, cashier at the American National Bank here, were married in 1919 at Wild Rose Lodge, Annapolis, Md. About 1922, he resigned and took a position with Waffaman and Brawner Co. in Washington, D.C. where they lived for ten years. Following his retirement there they traveled widely and then came home to build the suburban house now the home of Mrs. Harrison Schmidt. After Mr. Burnside's death, she moved into what is now termed the Town House and lived there from 1942 until her death. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard and active in the Martha Guild; and organizer and early president of "Wacky" club, a woman's service organization during World War II.


BURR: Mrs. Flora Derbyshire Burr passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, at Lodi, Calif., where she had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Charles Fox, for many years. Mrs. Burr was born in Wisconsin June 3, 1874, and came as a child with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waiter Derbyshire, her twin sister, Mrs. Cora Whitehill, and brothers, Chancey and Sidney, and settled in Pinos Altos where In 1896 she was married to James I. Burr. They were the parents of two children, Hugh, who was drowned while serving his country in the first World War, and one daughter, Mrs. Albert Schwab, and one granddaughter, Mary, who survive. Mrs. Schwab and daughter live in Berkeley, Calif. Mrs. Burr was a Gold Star Mother, having organized the chapter in Silver City in 1948. She was a member of the Community Church of Santa Rita and of the Pythian Sisters. While living here, she owned for many years what is now known as Ethel’s Beauty Shop. She made friends easily and will he missed by all who remember her. Funeral services will be held today in Lodi, where burial will take place.


BURRIS: One of New Mexico's most prominent and successful ranchers, Frank Burris, 85, died at his ranch home on Bear Creek Tuesday night. He passed away in his sleep. Mr. Burris had extensive ranch and livestock holdings over a long period of years in Southern and Southwestern New Mexico. He was born in Beeville, Texas in 1871 and came to Grant County in 1887. Surviving are five sons, Walter, Howard, Weldon Frank, Jr. and B. O. Burris and three daughters, Mrs. Annie May Lecorte of New York City; Mrs. Dick Davis of Las Cruces and Mrs. Majorie Woosieffer of El Paso; Three brothers residing in Texas and a sister in San Antonio, Tex. Funeral arrangements were pending at the Cox Mortuary.


BURRIS: Howard Burris, pioneer rancher in the Silver City area, died Monday at Gila Regional Medica1 center. Mr. Burris was born into a ranching family in 1906 in Haskell County near Sauteton, Texas. The Lazy E Ranch between Deming and Las Cruces was purchased in 1923 by his parents, LF and Ava Burris, who came to the area from central west Texas. The family later bought ranches in the Silver City, Socorro and Belen areas. When he was 13, Mr. Burris followed his family to Dona Anna County in a mule-drawn wagon, herding the family's horses and mutes. The trip took 33 days. The rest of the family, along with household possessions and a few cattle. The trip took 33 days. Meanwhile the rest of the family went by railroad. Mr. Burris worked on many area ranches while helping to attend to his regular family chores. He married Aloha I. Delk in 1940. She was the daughter of a prominent rancher in the Santa Rita area. The couple met while competing in the El Paso Herald Post kids' rodeos. Both became champions in many events. He continued to rodeo for many years and also worked as a rodeo announcer in the Southwest. He worked with Will Rogers in the early 1940s in producing rodeo halftime roping exhibitions. He also worked with Hoot Gibson in producing rodeos in El Paso, Texas, and southwest New Mexico area. His family conducted private services Tuesday morning his ranch property, which is located near Silver City. The family is encouraging friends and family members to make a donation to the New Mexico Boys Ranch and girls Ranch in his name and in his memory in lieu of flowers. He is survived by his wife, Aloha, four children; many grandchildren: and one great-grandchild. He loved the Southwest, good cattle, gentle, but well-trained "cow ponies," good pack mules, country cooking, good friends and neighbors, a good pocket knife, Dutch oven cooking, a good heeling horse, his Ford 8-N tractor, his S.D. Myers saddle, his Blanchard spurs, red enchiladas with "real chicken eggs" on top, a comfortable Stetson hat, Levi's, his Yarbrough belt, his Dodge Power Wagon, his Loddy boots, good well water, green gramma grass, big dirt tanks, big oak trees, chili and sweet corn from Hatch, onions from Deming, fishing in Mogollon creek, deer hunting in the Gila, going in the February rodeo in El Paso watching the Grand Old Opry, fiddle music, mama's piano playing dancing, and eating his own beef.


BURT: Billie Irene Burt, 68, died Saturday morning in Reserve. She was born in Chewelah Wash. And had been a resident of Reserve for 24 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Luna. Mrs. Burt is survived by her husband Glenn Burt; a daughter Sonia J Downing of Aurora Ore; two sons, Glenn C Burt of Portland Ore, and Ronald G Burt of Aloha Ore; a sister Maude woods of Cambridge Ind.; two brothers, LaVerne Thompson of Puyallup Wash, And Fred Thompson of bishop CA; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 1pm Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in Luna with Bishop George gibbons officiating. Arrangements by Curtis Bright.


BURT: Funeral services for Mrs. Millie Gertrude Burt, who died last Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jean Cadman were held Saturday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary with Dr. Claude J. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. Burt is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Vivian Johnson, Bayard; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: one sister, Mrs. Vera Davis, McAlester, Okla. Pallbearers were Richard Stanford Louis Athey, Dr. Richard Pershing, L6nnie Melton, Dale Croom and Walter Fleming. Interment was made at Memory Lane Cemetery.


BURTCHER: Nellie Burtcher, of Lordsburg passed away Monday in the Sunshine Haven. Services are pending with Lo Funeral Home.


BURTON; Bertha L. Reynolds Burton, 80, resident of Deming, died Thursday evening at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. She was born Feb. 11, 1904 in Deport, Lamar County, TX and moved to Deming in 1947 from Clovis. She attended the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Jeffrey A. Symonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include four sons, Alton Reynolds and Bill Reynolds of Deming, James H. Reynolds of Clovis and Gene Reynolds of Brownwood, TX; a brother, Raymond Chalker of Lubbock, TX; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.


BURTON: Funeral services for Spec/4 James B. Burton of 701 S. 9th St., Deming, will be held Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. from the Wheeler Mortuary. Spec/4 Burton died Friday, June 13, of injuries received in Vietnam. His parents, M/Sgt. and Mrs. Jula B. Burton, arrived home from Turkey Sunday evening. M/Sgt. Burton has served 28 years with the U.S. Army and is due to retire in two years. Spec/4 Burton was to have finished his tour of duty in Vietnam this August, and he and his wife and young baby and his parents had planned a family reunion at that time. Besides his parents, Spec/4 Burton is survived by an aunt and uncle of this area, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Madlock of 606 James Street, Central; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hedrick of Deming; his sisters, Elaine and Judy of Dallas, Texas.


BURTON: Frederick J. Burton, 77, passed away Saturday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. A resident of Reserve, Mr. Burton lived In San Jon before moving to Albuquerque, where he lived for 20 years before moving to Reserve. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served active duty in World War II. Survivors include his wife Oleta Burton of Reserve, his
Children, Doris Jean Norris of Las Cruces, Sharon Malone and her husband, Ron, of Don Hobbs and his wife, Karen of Tucson. Ariz, and Elvin Hobbs and his wife Cherie of El Paso Texas: a sister, Beatrice
Whately of Tucumcari: a nephew, Jamie Burton, and his wife, Reeha, also of Tucumcari; and a niece, Pamela Martin and her husband, Dan, Services were held this afternoon at 2 at Reserve Presbyterian Church with The
Rev. Harold Dykstra officiating. Visitation was to be held at the church from 4-2 p.m. and burial was to follow at Reserve Cemetery. Pallbearers were to he Don Hobbs. Ron Malone. Elvin Hobbs, Barney Spurgeon, Kelly Ooyer and Todd Hobbs. Personalized services are under the direction of Hector De Los Santos and Bryan Spivey (FSP). Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.


BUSH: Ulysses G. Bush, 72 died Saturday at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He had served with the U. S. Army from 1917 to 1919. Survivors are his wife, Mae and a son, Jim, both of Las Cruces. Burial was In Las Cruces.


BUSH: Bernard C. Bush, 56, of Bayard died Saturday in the Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Bush worked for the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation since 1941. The funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Neil Nickolay of the Arenas Valley Church. Interment was in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include Mr. Bush's widow, Mrs. Jean Rhea Bush of Bayard; two sons, Bernard C. Bush of Bayard and Gary E. Bush of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Alice J. Ylarraz of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother, Josie Bush of Hanover; a brother, Earl Bush of Montrose, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Ward Bailey of Estacada, Ore., and Mrs. Della LeVezu of Colton, Calif. The family requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Heart Fund.


BUSH: Bernard Clyde Bush Jr., 47, passed away in the University of New Mexico hospital Saturday. He was born of Bernard and Jean Bush in 1940 in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of this area. He attended New Mexico State University. Mr. Bush worked at Chino Mines for many years and was at the time of his death also ranching in this area. He is survived by his mother, Jean Bush of Bayard; one brother, Gary E. Bush of Mimbres; and one sister, Alice Ylarraz of Windsor, Colo. Mr. Bush will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral chapel with interment following in the Hanover Cemetery. David Strain will officiate at both services. Pallbearers will be Dickie Helton, Floyd Beilue, Terry Humble, Billy Joe College, Jim Hunt and Kent Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Wendell Moss, Robert Huddleston, Robert Bufkin and Bayle Taylor. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BUSH: Mrs. Josephine M. Bush, 86, died Wednesday, May 31 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Della LeVezu of Arenas Valley, a son, Earl R. Bush of Durango, Colo., six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Muriel Clark of Silver City, two brothers, James Miller of Deming and John Miller of Richmond, Calif. Funeral services were Monday, June 5 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Bush, Clyde Bush, John Green, Bobby Green, Ray Bush and Martin Bush.


BUSH: Ora Bush died Nov. 22, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bush had lived here for the past 43 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Philip Bush. Funeral services for Mrs. Bush were Wednesday, 26, at 10 a.m. at the Wheeler Chapel with the Rev.Pace officiating. Burial was in Scottsdale, Ariz. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Pollard of Hurley, a grandson Robert Pollard and two great-grandchildren of Phoenix and sister, Mrs. Tommie Brewer of Globe, Ariz. Local arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.


BUSHEY: Paifline L. Bushey of Santa Fe, a veteran New Mexico social worker, died March 27 at the age of 89. One of the earliest of the state's social workers, she established the early public aid program
in Grant County in 1933. In 1939, she became the supervisor o public assistance in the slate program in Santa Fe, and subsequently director of staff development in public welfare. In 1968, Ms. Bushey left New
Mexico and held a series of social services positions in Maryland, Oklahoma, Illinois and Michigan. She worked also as a trainer of Indian social service workers in Alaska for the Indian Health Service. She was
also a field relief specialist for the United Nations in China. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work as well as the University of Chicago, she was also on the faculty of the University of Michigan. Following her retirement, Ms. Bushey returned to live in Santa Fe. Subsequent to her retirement, Ms. Bushey was enrolled in the honorary Pioneer Room of the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, D C.


BUSTAMANTE: Billy Ray Bustamante, 30, died Wednesday evening in Hurley. Mr. Bustamante was born in Silver City and was a life long resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church; graduated from Cobre High School; attended Western New Mexico University; and was a member of the Latin Image Band. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Bustamante of Hurley; one son, Michael Bustamante of Hurley; one daughter, Sonia Bustamante of Hurley; his father, Salomon Bustamante of Hurley; one brother, Alex Ramos of Bayard; and three sisters, Andrea McGehee of Hurley, Sally Terrazas of Oracle, Ariz., and Amelia Gonzalez of Mammoth, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his mother, Angelina Bustamante, in 1983. Rosary recitation will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, both in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Armando Sandoval, Billy Terrazas, Javier Ramos, Ricky McGehee, Tony McGehee and Ferny Terrazas. Honorary pallbearers will be George Montenegro, George Gutierrez, Sam Carrasco, Danny Romero, Joe Dominguez, Ray Montes, Richard Marrufo and Merejildo Madel. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.


BUSTAMANTE: Blandon Fernando Bustamante, 16, passed away Friday. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas and a student at Hanks High School, where he participated in band and the yearbook. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, Jaime and Linda Bustamante of El Paso; three brothers, Dane, Marc and Shaun; his grandparents, Allen and Leona Wysong of Bayard, and Bertha Bustamante of El Paso; 15 uncles and aunts; 13 cousins; his very special friend, Angie Arvieux; and many others. Visitation was held Sunday at Futrell Funeral Home in El Paso. The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church at ten this morning. His uncles served as pallbearers. They were Charles Dodds, Jorge Virgen, Danny Montes, Juan M. Rodriguez and Fernando, Javier and Jorge Bustamante. Burial was at Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements were by Futrell Funeral Home.


BUSTAMANTE: Mary Padilla Bustamante, 84, of Reserve entered life eternal Monday in El Paso, Texas. She was born in Quemado on March 27, 1913, to Crecencio and Sofia C. Padilla. She married Edwardo Bustamante on March 17, 1932. Together they had nine children. Mrs. Bustamante was a homemaker and communicant of the Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 4:30-7 p.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Reserve. The prayer vigil will follow, with Father Pat reading and reciting the rosary. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated the following morning at 10 at St. Francis of Assisi, with Father Wedeking officiating. She will be laid to rest at Middle Frisco Cemetery following the Mass. Pallbearers for Mrs. Bustamante will be Erik Fay and Robert Fay, and Richard, Matthew, Joseph and Paul Bustamante. Honorary pallbearer is Edward Bustamante Ill. Mrs. Bustamante is survived by five sons, Louis Bustamante and wife, Margaret Ann, of El Paso, Edward and wife, Jean, of Vancouver, Wash., Danny Bustamante and wife, Rose, of Deming, Arthur Bustamante and wife, Joyce, of Reserve, and Sam Bustamante and wife, Marie, of Reserve; four daughters, Estelle Fay and husband, Roy, of Carmichael, Calif., Linda Pellegrini of Sacramento, Calif., and Adrianna Bustamante, Pauline Portner of Arlington, Va.; four sisters, Sara Pino of Phoenix, Onesima Montoya of Quemado, Matiana Temer of Albuquerque, and Con Fe Montana and husband, Henry, of Quemado; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwardo Bustamante. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

BUSTAMANTE: Robert M. Bustamante five-year-old son of Mrs. Alice Bustamante residing in Arenas Valley died last Friday in Hillcrest General hospital. Death was attributed to injuries received in a fall at his home. Rosary services were held Friday evening followed by mass Saturday morning in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Burial took place in the Central cemetery under the direction of Cox mortuary.


BUSTAMANTE: Angelina, (Angie) Ramos Bustamante, 59, died Dec. 19 in Las Cruces. Mrs. Bustamante was horn in Hurley and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Mrs. Bustamante is survived by her husband, Salomon Bustamante of Hurley; three daughters, Celia Terazza of Oracle AZ; Lupe McGehee of Hurley; and Amilia Gonzales of San Manual AZ; two sons, Billy of Hurley and Alex Ramos of Bayard; one sister, Anita Montoya of Los Angeles; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rafael Ramos and Gabriel Ramos. Rosary recitation was held Dec 22 and mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Dec 23. Both services were held at the Infant Jesus Catholic church in Hurley with Father Benito Suea officiating. Internment followed in the Hurley cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Terrazas, Ronnie Terazza, Fernie Terazza, Ricky McGehee, Tony, McGehee, Ernie Gonzales, Armando Sandoval and Javier Ramos. Honorary pallbearers were the remainder of the grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral home.


BUSTILLOS: Edward G. Bustillos, 6O, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital September 6 following a brief illness. Mr. Bustillos was a native of Silver City and lived here all of his life. He was employed by Western New Mexico University at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Lortto of Silver City: four sons Eddie, Jerry, Tommy, and Michael, all of Silver City: one daughter Dorothy of Silver City: one brother, Joe of Silver City; one sister, Mrs. Alice Pena of Silver City. Rosary was said for Edwardo G. Bustillos, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Burial Mass was in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 8a.m. Saturday with internment following in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milanb officiated. Casket bearers were Arthur Aguirre, Sammy Lopez, Gilbert Martinez, Genero Munoz, Alfred Roybal and Floretino Gomez.


BUSTILLOS: Rufino R. Bustillos, 81, a Bayard resident, entered eternal rest Monday at his home. Mr. Bustillos was born Sept. 25, 1913 in Mogollon. He was an Army veteran, having served with the 176th Military Police Company from 1941 to 1945. He was awarded the Alaskan Department Certificate of Commendable Service for serving 20 months of commendable service under conditions peculiar to the mainland and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. After completing his military service, he settled in Grant County and married Anastacia Bencomo. He was an avid camper and fisherman, and had a devoted love for his family and was always eager to help them succeed. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anastacia Bustillos of the home; a daughter, Socorro Santa Maria and her husband, Zeke of Bayard; and three sons, Longino Bustillos and his wife Rufina of Arenas Valley, Gabriel Bustillos and his wife, Grace of Lemon Groves, Calif., and Ernesto Bustillos and his wife, Rebecca of Las Cruces. He is also survived by his brothers, Herbert Carreon of Deming and Erasmo Carreon and his wife, Susie of Bayard; his sister-in-law, Guadalupe Bencomo of Bayard; his grandchildren Joel Santa Maria and his wife, Liz, Monica Chavez and her husband, John, Steve Santa Maria, Longino Bustillos Jr. and his wife, Sylvia, Samuel Bustillos and his wife, Samantha, Andrew Bustillos and his wife, Carla, Abraham Bustillos and his fiancée, Veronica, Naomi Bustillos and her fiancé, David, Gabriel Sean Bustillos and his wife, Teresa, Victoria Bustillos and Emilio Bustillos; and his nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Joclyn, Brett, Kayla, Laurissa, Milena, Greg, Timmy and David. Visitation will be from 3-7 Thursday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary will follow at seven with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated at ten Friday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. Concluding service and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with honors being accorded by area veterans groups. His grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


BUSTOS: Rosary services were held last Friday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Miguel A. Bustos, 22. Mass was solemnized Saturday morning at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic church by Rev Fr. J. P. Linnane, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Emilia Aragon his wife, Mrs. Juanita Bustos, two brothers, Ruben and Anastacio and two sisters, Mrs. Raul A. Lopez and Mrs. Josefia Shaffer.


BUCHER: Jacqdetta Ann Bucher, 37, a resident of Corrales for the past 14 years, passed away Tuesday. She was born April 26, 1957, in Lovington to John Lee and Mary Jo Kennedy Carlton. She was a graduate of Darning High School and lived in Las Cruces for several years. She expressed a great love for animals and children. Singing and helping others in need were her favorite pastimes. Survivors include her mother, Mary Jo O'Neal of Deming; her former husband, Jim Bucher of
Bayard; her children, Jennifer of Albuquerque and Jared, Jessica, Julie, Justin, James and Ashley Bucher of Silver City; and her sisters, Jo Lynn Kinman and her husband, Bill, of Deming, and Janelle Avalos and her husband, Rudy, of Stephenville, Texas. A memorial service will be held Friday at 9 am in the Chapel of the Vista Verde Mortuary in Rio Rancho. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Vista Verde Mortuary.


BUTLER: Barbara Lee Butler, 95, of Hurley passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, at her home. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Butler was born Sept. 26, 1907, in McAlester, Okla. She was the daughter of Robert Lee Dunagan and Mary Ann Kendricks Dunagan. Mrs. Butler married Henry Z. Butler on June 5. 1927, in Oklahoma. They were married 61 years, until his death in September 1988. Mrs. Butler was a resident of Grant County for 46 years, and during this time she and her husband owned H & H Grocery in Bayard. Mrs. Butler was a longtime teacher at Bayard Elementary School. She accomplished many things in her lifetime, hut her true devotion was her faith in God, her family (including her pets) and all children. She enjoyed the sunny days working | in her yard; quilting; and watching the Dallas Cowboys play. She is survived by two daughters, Paula Davis and her husband, Walter, of Dallas, and Jan Cullen of Hurley; two grandchildren, Jason Cullen and his wife, Katherine, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacquelyn Cullen of Phoenix; two great-grand- children, Jobe Cullen and Mia Cullen of Scottsdale; three nephews, Mike Byington and his wife, Lydia, of Silver City, Bob Dunagan and his wife, Juanita, of Mimbres, and Don Dunagan and his wife, Helen, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two nieces, Madolyn Tryon and her husband. Bob, of Hemmet. Calif., and Anita Smith of Indianola, Okla.; her faithful friend and pet, Bentley; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was a quiet, lovely woman who touched many lives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Pallbearers for Mrs. Butler will be Mike Byington, David Byington, Walt Davis, Jason Cullen, Don Dunagan and Rick Miller. Honorary bearers will be Bob Dunagan, Chancel Teague, Robert Tyron and Jackie King. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


BUTLER: Residents here have noted the passing of Jewel E. Butler, a former resident of Silver City and longtime employee of the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish. Mr. Butler died July 2 in Tucson where he had lived the past four years of retirement. His association with the game department began in 1937 and he moved to Silver City in 1946 and assumed the position of conservation officer. He was regarded as a dedicated officer and won the respect of all sportsmen in the area for his diligence and sense of fair play. Born in Globe, Ariz. in 1898, the deceased moved with his family to Deming at the age of four and spent the rest of his life in New Mexico until his retirement years beginning in 1960. In the, year of his retirement he was proclaimed a “Sterling Silver Citizen” in recognition of his long and faithful service in the public interest. Survivors are his wife Georgie, a son Jewel, ,Jr. of Muskogee, Okla.; a daughter Leslie Moorhead of Tucson four grandchildren and two, great grandchildren. A sister, Nona Selman lives in Silverton, Ore. and a brother, Leslie in Apple Valley, Calif.
Graveside services were held in Deming Wednesday, July 5, conducted by members of the Oddfellow Lodge of which he was a member. Bearers were members of the game and fish department.


BUTLER: Viola Butler, 83, passed away Saturday at hacienda de Salud in Silver City. She is survived by a son, John Butler of Silver City a daughter. Helen Waihel of Remington, Ind, and a sister, Josephine Martin of Kansas City. Mo. Memorial services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Silver City with the Rev. Don Wiley officiating. Services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Hampton Gardens Chapel, Denver, Colo. The family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Silver City. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.


BUTLER: Walter Butler, who settled in the Buckhorn area in 1916, died at Fort Bayard medical center April 27. He was 88. The deceased was engaged in farming and ranching at Buckhorn until 1968 when he moved to Silver City. He was known for his staunch belief in the American political system, always voted, and was described by a near relative as being a “pretty strong Republican.” He was a Veteran of World War 1, and was preceded in death by his wife Pearl in 1975. He was a member of the Allingham-Golding Post #18 of the American Legion, and he held a lifetime membership in the Odd Fellow Lodge #5 of San Jon. N.M. He is survived’ by, two sisters: Mrs. Flossie Buck and Mrs. Susie Jackson both of Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at the Mesa Cemetery at Gila, N.M., Saturday, April 30, with the Rev. Kenneth B. Palmer officiating.


BUTLER: Charlene Butler, 40, died Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Mesa, Ariz., where she resided most of her life. She had been a Grant County resident for the last three years. She was a teacher aide. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 at Hacienda Salud with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Cremation was by Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include her parents, Robert and Margaret Wingate, and her grandmother, Carrie M. Watkins, all of Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BUTLER: Donivan Keith Butler, 91, died Thursday afternoon in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Butler was born in Greeley, Colo., and had been a resident of Silver City for the past 15 years. He served in the Colorado National Guard in the early 1900s and in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a landscaper after military service and he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with graveside services in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 2 p.m. with David Strain officiating. Veteran’s honors will be conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Survivors include a son, Jack Butler of Simi Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Betty Moore of Sonora, Calif., and Linda Sandoval of Silver City; eight grandchildren, two of whom are Donivan Keith Wilbourn and his wife, Christina, and Wendie Wilbourn, all of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola, in 1969. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


BUTLER: Henry Z. Butler, 79, a resident of Hurley, passed away Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was a self-employed grocer and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bayard. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Butler of Hurley; two daughters, Paula Kay Davis and Jan Butler Cullen, both of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Jason Cullen and Jackie Cullen, both of Dallas; and two brothers, L. H. Butler of Colgate, Okla., and W.L. Butler Jr. of Peoria Ariz. Visitation will be today from 1-5 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel with Pastor Bill Miller officiating at the service. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.D. Herd, Willard Willis, Caroll Jacobs, Mike Byington, Walt Davis and Chancel Teague. Honorary pallbearers will be Baxter Evatt, Rick Miller, Richard Youngs, Pilar Lopez and Harold Smith. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BUTLER: Olive McFate Butler, A life long resident of Luna, Olive McFate Butler, 72, passed away on March 29, 1979, in Denver, Colo., where she had been staying with her daughter since the death of her husband Mendis Butler last November. Funeral services were in Luna on April 2, 1979. She is survived by one daughter Merle Jean Donner, two grand children Kim Carmichael and Jim Donner from Denver, Colo., and one brother Merle McFate from Luna, N.M.


BUTTERFIELD: Vernie Dean Butterfield, 67, of Cliff died Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Butterfield was born in Venus, Neb., on Feb.27, 1919. He was a longtime resident of Cliff and was retired from the state Highway Department. He is survived by his son, Jerry Butterfield of Loyalton, Calif; a stepdaughter, Linda Brown of Cliff, two brothers Lowell Butterfield and Dick Butterfield and a sister Norma Welte, all of California; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. today at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 210 W. College Ave. in Silver City. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mesa Cemetery with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Clark, Larry Clark, Floyd Clark, Reen Clark, Buddy Stockton and Wes Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be all his many friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or a charity. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BUTTS; Iona Wales Butts, 91, died at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Iona was born in Louisiana and had been a resident of Grant County for the past seven years. She is survived by one son, Robert Hutto of Silver City; two brothers, J.G. Wales of Azelia, Ore. and W.W. Wales of Petrolia, TX; one grandson, Joe Hutto of Silver City; one granddaughter, Lois Wyman of Calabasas, Ca, four great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild of Calabasas, Ca. Funeral services were held at a later date in Ca.

BUTZ: Visitation for Walter A. Butz Jr, 74, of Deming will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p m today at Baca's Funeral Chapel where the prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Mass will be at 10am Friday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Butz died Tuesday at his home in Deming. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and lifetime member of V.F.W. Post Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Butz of Deming; sons, Walter II, Patrick and Phillip Butz all of Deming, John Butz of Tucson; daughters, Elizabeth Alien, Katherine Courtney both of Deming; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


BUVENS: Memorial services for Fay Francis Buvens will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Lordsburg Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Jesse Liles, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg. Interment will take place Monday at 11 a.m. in the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces. Mrs. Buvens died Feb. 27 in Phoenix, succumbing to a 22-year battle with cancer. She was 66. She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Clovis, the adopted daughter of Lida Maj and Robert Roy Francis, and grew up in San Angelo, Texas. She married Gilbert Allan Buvens on Nov. 30, 1951, in Albuquerque. Moving to Lordsburg in 1960, she and her husband owned and operated Kerr Agency Insurance and Real Estate until 1984. Mrs. Buvens had been an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg and the Lordsburg Golf Club and served as troop leader and den mother for Girl and Boy Scouts. She also enjoyed travel, Classical music, cooking, and entertaining. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert of Goodyear, Ariz.; her children, Alene Buvens Jacobs of McMinnville, Ore., and Gilbert Allan Buvens Jr., also of Goodyear; her granddaughters, Devin Prudence Rottiers of McMinnville and Audrey Fay Buvens of Goodyear; her mother Lida Francis of Sunshine Haven, Lordsburg; and two half sisters, Bobbie Brousard and Jackie Roshto of Baton Rouge, La. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Family members have selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.


BYERS: Death in an El Paso hospital last Friday claimed Eugene Otto Byers, 59, a resident of Bayard for the past 33 years. He had been employed for 32 years by the Standard Oil Co. and was well known throughout the community. Surviving are three sons, Keith, Lloyd, Eugene, Jr., of Magna, Utah; and three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Henley, Mrs. Beverly Matlack and Mrs. Maxine Jackson. Funeral services were held Monday at Tularosa where burial took place.

Bynum; Viola Hennington Bynum, 62, of Glenwood, died at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Mrs. Bynum was born Aug.31, 1922 in Ralls, TX the daughter of Floyd O. and Myrtle Morman Hennington. She was a member of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, the Frisco Cowbells, Corresponding Secretary for the Glenwood Woman's Club and the Woman's Club Chorus. Survivors include her husband, James W. Bynum of Glenwood; a son, Floyd H. Benton of Glenwood; six sisters; Juanita Frith of Comanche, TX, Geneva Pruitt of Deming, Doris Parum of Hobbs, Lorene Blanton of Rockport, TX, Leona Brackeen of Hermalee, TX and Patsy Carwile of San Angelo, TX; four brothers, Glen Hennington of Denver City, TX, Floyd Hennington of Hobbs, Billy Hennington of Lubbock, TX and Earl W. Hennington of Coynosa, TX; three grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandi Benton and Lisa Sadler. Graveside services were held at the Alma Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Clairville officiating. Serving as pallbearers were David Vackar, Alan Beaty, Lester Peralta, Larry Tackman, Roger Skaggs and Aaron Manelos. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


BYRD: Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Effie M. Byrd, of Hurley, who passed away Sunday at Hillcrest Hospital. She had resided in Grant County for many years. Conducting the rites will be the Rev. Ernest Berkeley, Hurley and the Rev. H. E. Johnson, Santa Rita. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are her husband’ Fred A, Byrd; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Hickman, Bayard and Mrs. Billie Michenovick, Hermosa Beach, Calif.: two sons, Vernon L. and Fred J. Byrd, Bayard; a sister, Mrs. John Fellabaum, Hurley; a brother Byron Norris, Wink, Texas, and her mother Mrs. Jim Norris, Hurley.


BYRD: William Smith Byrd. 94, of Lordsburg passed away Thursday, March 19, at the. Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends at Lordsburg Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Lordsburg with Mr. Ed Kerr officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Byrd was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Little Rock, the son of Fred Byrd and Mamie Lipscomb Byrd. He was married to Marion Crum on March 24, 1956, in Silver City. Mr. Byrd is survived by four daughters, Carol Wilson of Silver City, Pauline Grimes of Lords-burg, Donna and Randy of Farmington, and Patricia and Owen Taylor of Lordsburg; two brothers, Clyde Byrd of Richmond, Calif., and Joe Byrd and his wife, Gail Byrd, of Freemont, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Byrd was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one great-granddaughter, Samatha Turner, in May 1997, and one great-grandson. John Deibler. Mr. Byrd served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He operated heavy equipment with Phelps Dodge until his retirement in 1977. Pallbearers for Mr. Byrd’s services will be Owen Taylor, Tommy Rojas, Billy Patrick, Eddy Joe Barka, Nick Paulos and Frank Rodriguez. Honorary bearers will be Eric Duncan and Adam Taylor. Lords-burg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


BYRNE: Mrs. J E Byrne, 82, a former long time resident, of Hurley, who had resided in El Paso for the past three years, died Friday in E1 Paso. Mrs. Byrne was a past matron of Hurley Chapter 43, Order of Eastern Star and a past Mother Advisor of Hurley Assembly No.9, Order of Rainbow for Girls. Survivors include her husband and two daughters, Mrs. C. V. Monasco and Mrs. J. W. Lowe, Jr., all of El Paso; two sons, Wayne of Atherton, CA. and George P of Sulphur, Okla. and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Harding-Orr-McDaniel funeral home in El Paso, the Rev Harold E Johnson pastor of the Santa Rita community church conducting the rites. Burial followed at the El Paso cemetery.


BYRNE: Dr. William H Byrne, of Deming, died last Saturday. He was a retired colonel in the Army Medical Corps, and served in World War II. For a period of years he had previously been on the Kennecott Copper Corp clinic in Santa Rita. Funeral services were held at Deming and interment was in Nashville, Tenn, his boyhood home.


Byrne; Dr. James Perry Byrne, 70, resident of Deming and prominent Deming Dental Surgeon died March 3 at his home following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 4, 1913 in Marysville, Tenn. and moved to Deming in 1921 where he graduated from Deming High School. In 1938 he went into the practice of dentistry with his father, Dr. L.H. Byrne. When World War II came, he served as a dentist in the Air Corp in the American Theatre of War. On May 4, 1941 he married Ada Carroll Salsbury in Santa Fe and returned to his practice in Deming in 1945 with his wife as his dental assistant. Dr. Byrne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry. He was a member of the Omicon Kappa Epsilon, honorary dental fraternity, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, was a past president of the New Mexico Dental Association and the Deming Lions Club. Memorial funeral services were held March 7 at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Fr. Robert H. Voight, pastor of the Anglican Church of St. Augustine will officiate. At this time also, the Deming Masonic Lodge No. 12 conducted their memorial service. The committal followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ada Carroll Byrne of Deming; one son, James Perry Byrne Jr. M.D. and his wife Betty of Wichita, Kansas, and two grandchildren, James Perry Byrne III and Heather Mariah Byrne of Wichita, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship fund has been established at the Deming National Bank. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.


BYRNE: Dr. Lawrence Haskell Byrne, 72, passed away Saturday, April 23 in a Deming hospital. Dr. Byrne was born April 24, 1887 in Jackson County, Tenn. He attended the University of Tennessee Medical and Dental Schools, from which he graduated in 1910. He practiced dentistry for 10 years in Tennessee before coming to Deming in 1920. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 27 at Wheeler's Mortuary. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Rowland, Nashville, Tenn.; three sons, Col. W.H. Byrne, serving with the U. S. Army in Germany, Dr. James P. Byrne, Deming and L.H. Byrne, Jr., Las Cruces; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


BYRNE: J.E. Byrne, a 50-year resident of Grant County passed away at Sun Towers Hospital in El Paso, Texas, October 16, at the age of 86. Mr. Byrne was born in West Union, Iowa, January 14, 1883. He came to Hurley in 1912 and worked for the Santa Fe Railway until 1917 when he became a partner with O.M. John in the grocery business until about 1935. When Kennecott Copper Corporation resumed operations in 1937, Mr. Byrne went to work as Traffic Clerk in the Cashier's office, which position he held until his retirement July 31, 1965. He was first Town Clerk of Hurley, which he held for two years. Mr. and Mrs. Byrne moved to El Paso in 1962 to make their home. Mrs. Byrne died five years ago. Survivors include two sons, Wayne and George, and two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Monasco and Mrs. J.W. Lowe, Jr. Graveside services were held October 18, 1969 at Restlawn.


BYRUM: Claude Byrum, 81, a pioneer resident of Silver City and retired feed and grain dealer, died May 25 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivors are a sister Mrs. H. L. Kelly and a niece, Miss Georgia Kelly of Silver City; two other nieces, Mrs. Roy S. West, San Francisco and Mrs. John H. Huff, Alexandria, Va., and a grand-niece, Mrs. Marshall Ross of Peoria, Arizona. Funeral services were to held Monday at 10 am at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Kenneth Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery, with graveside committal ritualistic rites by the Silver City Lodge of Masons.