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DAHL: Thelma Lucretia Braik Dahl, 79, died Sunday in Fort Bayard. She was born Nov. 1, 1906 in Yates Center, Kan., and she lived most of her life in Fulton, MO, where she was a librarian and a teacher at William Woods College. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the American Association of University Women. She also worked as a hospital volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Leif C. Dahl of Silver City; one daughter, Katharine Dahl-Bredine of Silver City; one son, Nelson Dahl of Seattle, Wash.; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. David Goble. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Guadalupe Montessori School Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.
DALE: A memorial service for Mrs. Melissa Dale, 91, was held in Alhambra, Calif., August 21. Mrs. Dale came to New Mexico at the age of two in a covered wagon with her parents and other relatives and lived in Otero County until 1925 when she moved to Silver City. She was a charter member of Tularosa Chapter of the Eastern Star and had been a member for over fifty years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Wright of Silver City and Mrs. Ruth Donaldson of South Pasadena with whom she had made her home for several years, also three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment was in Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Calif.

DAYLEY Jerry Dayley, 60, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at his home. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

DALRYMPLE: William L. Dalrymple, 68, died at his residence Dec. 30. Mr. Dalrymple was a native of Palisade, Colo. and had lived in Grant County for the past two years. He was a retired coal miner and was a veteran of WW II. Survivors include two brothers, John of Mimbres and Hughie of Hugo, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery, the Rev. Bruce Benningfield, III, of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiated.

DAMER: Tena Sylvia Damer, 88, passed away Jan.-- at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Darner came from northern Minnesota and lived most of her life in the Midwest and Southwest. She has been living in Silver City for the past three years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Damer, in February 1994, and by two brothers, Oliver Nelson and Leo Sansted. She survived by two daughters, Bonnie Kelly and her husband Chuck, of Silver City, and Nancy Flanigan and her husband, Larry, of Carlsbad, Calif; a sister, Fan -- of Ely, -- a brother, John Sansted of Inton, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Marie Mercati of Sun City, AZ; five grandchildren, Debbie Flanigan, John Flanigan, Laura Merrill, Jaine Wilcox and Daniel Kelly; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held on Saturday --- at the Encanto community Church in, Phoenix with Rev. James Rahh officiating.

DAMRON: Ellen Lanehart Damron, 87, died Monday, March 29, in the Big Spring (Texas) Care Center. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, at Trinity Memorial Park. Rodney Tedford, minister of the Birdwell Lane Church of Christ, officiated. She was born April 27, 1911, in Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas, to John Thomas and Eveline Netterville Lanehart of Woodville, Miss. She lived in many places in her early youth, including Jal, N.M., where her parents homesteaded, and Delano, Calif. She graduated from high school in Barstow, Calif. She married Minnice Aaron Damron on Sept. 28, 1931, in Carlsbad. They lived in Crane until 1944 when they moved to Silver City. In August 1948, they moved to Big Spring. A lifelong member of the Church of Christ, she had been a devoted and active member of the Birdwell Lane Church of Christ since its beginning. Among her many interests were flower gardening, camping, sewing, quilting, crocheting, rabbit hunting, baking, ceramics and crafts of all types. A steaming

DANCER: Clark R Dancer husband of Mrs. Murtel Dancer died of a stroke Monday in the State hospital at Las Vegas where he had been a patient for the past year. Mrs. Dancer left immediately for Las Vegas upon receiving word of his death. Funeral services were held today in Las Vegas followed by burial there.

DANCER: Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Dancer the past week received word of the death of Cliff Dancer, a brother of Mr. Dancer, at his home in Los Angeles. The deceased in recent years had been a visitor in Silver City. –

DANCER: Mrs. Murtel Dancer, 75, died at her home in Silver City, Jan. 12. She had been a resident in the Grant County area for more than 40 years. She was a retired English teacher in the Silver City School system. Immediate survivors include one sister, Mrs. W.C. Yattes of Farmersville, Texas. Mrs. Dancer came to the local area from Belen, NM, where she was a teacher. She was an active member of the AAUW, Women's Club, and Grant County Republican Party. An active worker at the Arenas Valley Community Church, it was her request there be no funeral services of any type. She urged money be contributed to the Grant County Humane Society. Mrs. Dancer willed her body to the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque.

DANNELLEY: Final rites for Clay Dannelley, 55, who was found dead at his home at Chloride and Gordon streets last Saturday, were held at 4p.m. Monday at Cox Mortuary. A coroner’s jury had ruled that the deceased had died of a gunshot wound, self inflicted. Dannelley, a Kennecott Copper Corp. employee, had been a resident of this area for the past 43 years. He is survived by two Sons, Richard and Robert; Silver City; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Frost, Hurley; his mother, Mrs. M. L. Dannelley, Hurley; a brother Claude, Hurley; two sisters, Mrs. Willis Lacey, Bayard and Mrs. Mary Odell, Silver City. Officiating at the funeral service was the Rev. Arthur E. Bomers of the Hurley Community Church. Interment was at the Silver City’ Masonic cemetery with the Hurley Masonic lodge in charge.

DANHAUER: Violet Evelyn Danhauer, 60, died Saturday near Faywood as a result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her mother, Jewell Loveless Johnston of Paris, Texas; a son, Paul Danhauer of’ Las Cruces; three daughters, Karen Danhauer Giles of Mimbres, Sharon Lapoehn of Berthoud, Colo., and Gayle Danhauer of San Diego, Calif. and three sisters, Helen Taber of Tucson, AZ, Zella Fox of Aurora, CO, and Charlotta Jones of Mesquite, Texas: and one brother, Hubert ,Johnston of Lawson, Texas. Memorial services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal, at St. James and Main in Mesilla Park with Rev. Father Salazar officiating. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

DANIEL: Norman Daniel, 63, Silver City, a veteran if World War 1, died last Wednesday at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30. p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, by the Rev. Henry Meredith, Fort Bayard chaplain, and the Rev. A. R. Aman. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Daniel; two brothers, Nolan, Leadord, ID and Frank, of Hillsboro and five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Maxwell, Silver City: Mrs. Olive Thompson Alfrieda, Ariz.; Mrs. Ruth Whitlock Duncan, AZ; Mrs. Clara Adkins and Mrs. Maude Daniel, Long Beach, CA.

DANIEL: Geraldine Harrell Daniel, 70, of Silver City, a retired teacher and watercolor artist, died May 6 at a nursing home in Stover, MO. She was the stepmother of Joe V. Daniel Jr. of Deming. Mrs. Daniel, an elementary and secondary schools teacher for 40 years, taught in the public schools in Deming, in Glendale, Ariz., and at Stover. She was graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrenburg, MO, and received her master's degree from Arizona State University at Tempe where she also did post-graduate work. She also did post-graduate work at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. She was a charter member of the new Signature Division of the New Mexico Watercolor Society. Her work was accepted for exhibit in several of the society's shows, among them one at the Albuquerque Museum in 1981. She also received two NMWS merit awards. Her paintings have also been exhibited in the executive office of the state Capitol in Santa Fe. She studied under the late Peter Hurd. She was an active -----------

DANIELS: Richard Anthony Daniels, 37, entered life eternal Monday at his residence---

DANNELLEY: Death last Friday morning at Hillcrest General Hospital summoned Mrs. Ethel Locks Dannelley, 86, a pioneer resident of Grant County. Born in Cooper, Delia Co., Texas, Aug. 10, 1875, her family moved to Robert Leeo Tex where she married Luther Dannelley of Ballinger, Tex in 1892. With her husband she moved to Eddy County, New Mexico, where over a period of years she was a ranch woman and member of the Methodist Church. There after the family moved to Grant County in 1910, where Mr. Dannelley died in April 1943, and her youngest son passed away in December of 1953. Survivors are a son, Claude Dannelley of Hurley; two daughters, Mrs. Willis Lacy, Bayard and Mrs. G. C. O’Dell of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Verta Cooke, Mrs. Ada Russell and Mrs. Nettie McClure, all of Alpine, TX; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Monday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Ernest T. Berkeley of the Hurley Community Church and the Rev. Harold E. ----

DANNELLEY: Claude Swain Dannelley, 90, pioneer resident of Grant County, died Feb. 18 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming. Dannelley was born March 14, 1893 to Martin Luther and Ethel Locke Dannelley near Carlsbad, Eddy County. He came to Grant County with his parents in 1910 and resided there until 1977 when he and Mrs. Dannelley moved to Albuquerque. He married Effie Lee Crowder of Carlsbad on July 18, 1916. He was retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1958 as Casting Foundry Foreman. He was a member of the Hurley Community Church and Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55 AF & AM. He served as precinct chairman of the Democratic Party and was a member of the Hurley Community Church Council for many years. He was Grand Tyler, Grand Masonic Lodge of NM in 1974. Dannelley is survived by his wife, Effie Crowder Dannelley; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Mae Jennings of Lodi, Ca, Mrs. Evelyn L. Graves of Queen Valley, AZ and Mrs. Bernice L. Arnold of Albuquerque, two great grandchildren; a sister, Mar ----

DANNELLEY: Effie Lee Crowder Dannelley, 99, a former Grant County resident, passed away Monday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m. with David Strain officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City. She was born May 30, 1892, to Oscar and Sara Jane Crowder in Eddy County. She attended Western New Mexico Normal School, where she received her teaching certificate, and taught school in Loving, Carlsbad, Chamberino and Hurley. In 1916, she married Claude Dannelley, and they made their home in Hurley until 1977. Mrs. Dannelley had been a resident of Deming since 1981. Her husband preceded her in death in 1984. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Hurley Community Church, and was active in several community activities over the years. Survivors include three daughters, Etta Mae Jennings and her husband, N -----

DANSBEE: Mrs. Martha Dansbee, 84, a resident of Bayard, died at the family home Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. J: C. Mangrum of the Church of Christ. Interment will be in Silver City cemetery. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. 0. V. Wright, Lowell, Ariz; Mrs. I. W. Rhoads, Klamath Falls, Ore; Mrs. W. I Townaley, Vanadium; Mrs. T. W. Brignell and Mrs. C. H. Bryan, Bayard; Mrs. H. G. Carmin, Artesia; two brothers, B. F. Bryan, Cleburne, Tex., and J. J. Bryan, Pottaville, Tex., and a sister, Miss Mary Bryan, Pottaville, Tex. Serving as pallbearers at the funeral are A. R. Hood J. W. McCain, Glen D. Young, W. C. Holland, C. D. Cole and H. F. Ford.

DARLEY: The Reverend Frederic Flack Darley, 87, died at Kalone, Iowa on Sept. 25. He was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City from 1927-1944. He was born March 11, 1884 in Fontandelle, Iowa the son of Alexander M. and Annie Gow Darley. He received his elementary and high school education in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Westminster College Denver, CO with a B.A. in 1909 and received his M.A. from Princeton University in 1911. He graduated from Princeton seminary in 1912. He married Mary Wordsworth White of Denver, CO in 1912. She preceded him in death in 1939. He served as missionary to Valenzuela under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church in the USA from 1912-1925. He served later pastorates in Columbia, CA and Buckley, Washington. Since 1959 he has resided at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Survivors include one daughter, Miriam (Mrs. C F Delaney) Bandon Ore. and one son, Dr Frederic L Darley 1007 NE Rochester ,MN; three grandchildren. Burial was in Kalona Iowa Sept. 26.

DARNELL: Helen L. Darnell, 96, a longtime Silver City resident, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 20, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon, Calif., with interment to follow at Silveyville Cemetery. She was born Sept. 4, 1903, in Camden, N.J., to Alva and Bessie Munyan Lawyer. She grew up in New Jersey and spent many years on the family farm in Pennsylvania before moving in 1947 to Roswell, where she was the director of the Walker Air Force Base Nursery. She moved to Sacramento, Calif., in 1963 and from there to Tucson, Ariz., where she remained very active in the child-care field. She moved to Silver City in 1988 with her family, and always enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, who were very dear to her. Mrs. Darnell loved to travel and was a member of the Baha'i Faith. She was also active in the Valley Community Church in Arenas Valley. She is survived by one son, A.D. Darnell ---

DARNELL: Brad Scott Darnell, 24, of Bayard, died Saturday morning in an auto accident near Central. He was a 1983 graduate of Cobre High School; attended Universal Technical Institute of Phoenix; and graduated in 1988 from Highlands University. During high school he was a three-sport letterman; was all-district for four years in basketball; was selected to the All-State basketball team, was a member of the All-South basketball team; and was selected to the Rocky Mountain All-Star Basketball team; and was selected as most valuable player at Cobre High School in 1983. He was also a four-year letterman in basketball in college. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and the concluding services will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastors Billy Foster and Jesse Liles officiating. He is survived by his parents, Ron and Maxine Darnell of Bayard; a sister Terri Cervin and her husband, Phillip, of Austin Texas; his grandparents, L.A. and Vivian Patton.

DARWIN: Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 6 for Dudley A. Darwin, 77, of Glenwood, who died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Darwin had made his home in Catron County since 1906, where he had been a trapper, carpenter and miner. He had no known relatives. Graveside services were held under the direction of Cox Mortuary with the Rev. Rhea Kuykendall officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood cemetery.

DASHNAW: Charles Dashnaw, 86, a resident of Fort Bayard Medical Center, died Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Fort Bayard. He was born Oct. 9, 1909 in Bratbora, Vt. and worked most of his life in farming. Before he was hospitalized at Fort Bayard, he was a resident of Green Valley Boarding Home in Arenas Valley. Cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium. No services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Mimbres Crematorium and Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DAUGHERTY: Edith Leftault Daugherty, 66, died Sunday evening in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Daugherty was born in Bisbee, Ariz, and had been a resident of Grant County since 1971. She is survived by her husband, Asa E. Daugherty of Central; two sisters, Mary L. Smith of Silver City and Loretta Leftault of San Antonio, Texas; and three brothers, Ernest Leftault of Silver City and Charles Leftault and Francis Leftault, both of Bisbee, Ariz. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Whee1er Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday in the Saint Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Tickle officiating at both services. Internment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny Sosoya, Marino Sosoya Jr. Johnny C. Agredma, Thomas C Gonzales, Ernest Leftault and Frank Leftault. Arrangements by Wheeler.

DAUGHERTY: Minnie Elizabeth Daugherty, 80, a resident of Goldsboro, Texas, formerly of Silver City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, at her home. She was born June 29, 1918 in La Luz to William E. Huss and Bess (Virden) Huss. She married Roy Daugherty on July; 30, 1935, in Bisbee, Ariz. He preceded her in death in 1989. A housewife and ranch woman, Mrs. Daugherty spent most of her life, in the Alamogordo, Deming and Silver City areas. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Dr. Bill Daugherty of Corrales; a daughter, Beth Giraud of Goldsboro; a sister, Mona Huttanus of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, daughter and grandson. Mrs. Daugherty's remains have been cremated and the ashes will be buried in Alamogordo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rankin Giraud Memory Scholarship Fund, Account No. 42734; New Mexico State University, Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88002.

DAUGHERTY: Kathryn P. Daugherty, 80, a lifetime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Nov. 15, l911, in Silver City. She worked as a legal secretary and later owned Phillips Gift Shop. Ms. Daugherty was the founder of Beta Sigma Phi, which was started in this area in 1945. Calling hours will be from 1:30-2 Wednesday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the funeral service will be held at 2 with the Chaplain David Strain officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include three nephews, David Phillips of Sherman, Texas, Jonathan Phillips of Memphis, Tenn., and Larry Phillips of Albuquerque. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DAVENPORT: Billy Don Davenport, 40, of Animas passed away Sunday, May 2. Mr. Davenport will lie in state at Lordsburg Funeral Home until 4 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Arena in Animas with Mr. Ed Kerr officiating. Interment will be in the Middle Animas Cemetery. Mr. Davenport was born Nov. 20, 1958, in Matador, Texas, the son of Johnny W. Davenport and Jean Perkings Davenport. He married Jacque Johnson on Nov. 20, 1978, in Animas. Mr. Davenport, is survived by his wife; his parents, Johnny and Jean Davenport of Post, Texas; a son, Cody Davenport, and two daughters, Destiny Davenport and Sky Davenport, all of Animas; a brother, Wes Davenport of Florida; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Gay Johnson of Animas. Pallbearers for his service will be Gene Ray Johnson, Bryan Jackson, Rusty Evans, Thelma Been, Steve Johnson and Rick Ferguson. Honorary bearers are Chuck Burton, Jay Peterson, Nate Peterson, Jody Eddy, Richard Moore, Spade Hopkins,


DAVENPORT: Judith L. Davenport, 36, a resident of Tyrone, entered into eternal rest Saturday at her home. She was born in Lewiston, Idaho on Jan. 22, 1959 to George and Nina Hasenoehrl. She was a school psychologist and Catholic by faith. She and her family had recently moved here from Morenci, Ariz. She is survived by her husband, Randy Davenport, and their three children, Nathan, Alex and Katie, all of Tyrone. She is also survived by her parents, George and Nina Hasenoehrl; her brother, Brian Hasenoehrl and his wife, Nancy; two sisters, Cindy Green and her husband, Jerry and Diane Hasenoehrl, all of Lewiston, Idaho; and her parents-in-law, Gerald and Ila Davenport of Cozad, Neb. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morenci. A memorial service will be held in Lewiston at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

DAVENPORT: Teresa Bentford Davenport, 81, died July 8 in a San Diego Calif., hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1905 in Central to James and Euresta Bentford. Survivors include three brothers, Bill Bentford of Silver City; Steve Bentford of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and Alford Bentford of Victorville, Calif. three great-nephews, William F. Grimes of San Diego, 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 nieces. Services were held July 10 with the Rev Robert Nikibord officiating in the chapel of Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary in San Diego, with burial in Sawtelle National Cemetery in Los Angeles.

DAVID: Sister Teresa David OSF Eucharist (religious nun) entered eternal life at a retirement convent at Our Lady of Peace in Beaverton Ore. She was born Dec. 8 1903, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and returned to God Aug 15, Feast of the Assumption. Sister Theresa David was a former Principal, teacher and religious instructor at St. Rita's Parochial School Santa Rita Parish. She and a staff of nuns from the Immaculate Heart Order of Tucson came to the old town of Santa Rita in the early 1950's and remained until 1962. The school was under the direction of the Rev. Pedro Ruiz, the Rev. Alesander Leoni and other priests throughout the years. Sister Theresa served as Mother Superior for the nuns who lived at the now the St. Francis Newman center Parish and campus ministry in Silver City. Sister Teresa was an inspiration to the community of Santa Rita. The parochial school under her supervision sent out many good students She worked with the parents an helped the citizens of the community in many ways--------

DAVIDSON: Grace P. Davidson, 78, died at Resthaven Nursing Home Wednesday evening following an extended illness. Mrs. Davidson was a native of Silver City and had lived in Grant County all of her life. She was born in Silver City, May 17th, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Causland who have preceded her in death. On June 21, 1908, she married Luther Davidson who survives her. She was a member of the Home Extension Club and Sewing Club. Survivors include her husband, Luther of Central; three daughters, Mrs. Vida Mae Keene of Silver City, Mrs. Myrtice Marshall of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Virginia Laverty of Torrance, Calif., 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday with interment following in the Cemetery. The Rev. Clifton H. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiated. Casket bearers were James Stone,
Brub Stone, Thomas P. Foy, James Wilson, Ernest T. Brown and Floyd Williamson

DAVIDSON: Samuel Davidson, of Santa Fe, was killed in a one car accident 23 miles southwest of Silver City on the Lordsburg highway at 8:30pm Tuesday. The combination of high speed and a curve in the road was the cause of the accident according to State Patrolman Gene tow investigating officer.

DAVILA: Belen P. Davila, 88, died Saturday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Davila was born in Pinos Altos and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. Mrs. Davila is survived by three daughters, Teresa Romero of Silver City, Eloisa Bencomo of Stafford, Arizona, Lucy Lopez of Silver City, a son, Antonio P. Davila of Pinos Altos, three sisters, Petra Madrid of California, Maria Hernandez of Silver City, Manuela Ellison of Cliff, thirty-seven grandchildren, seventy-seven great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Monday April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Davila, Gabriel Arzaga, David Bencomo, Tommy Bencomo, Tony Lopez and -----

DAVILA: Gabriel Davila, 80-year-old grandfather of Benny Altamirano, of Silver City, died Tuesday at the Altamirano home. The deceased came from Mexico to Pinos Altos 55 years ago and worked there as a miner. Since 1945, he had resided in Silver City. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Belen Davila; four daughters, Mrs. Teresa Romero and Mrs. Clara Arzaga of Silver City; Mrs. Eloise Bencomo of Safford, Ariz., and Mrs. Lucy Lopez of Santa Rita; one son, Tony Davila of Pinos Altos; 37 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Abigail Fletcher of Hanover. A rosary service was held Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass was Thursday at St. Vincent de Pail Catholic Church, and burial followed in the Hanover Cemetery.

DAVIS: Anna Christine Davis, 97, died June 5 at Fort Bayard. She was a member of the Christian Science Society. Mrs. Davis was employed as a Dormitory House Mother at Ritch Hall, Western New Mexico University, before her retirement. She was a member of the Georgetown Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Silver City Women's Club and Grant County Republican Women. Mrs. Davis is survived by a son, John C. Davis of Silver City; one grandson, Carl E. Davis of Silver City; three granddaughters, Christine Drangmeister and Winifred Taylor of Silver City and Punkie Garrison of Las Cruces; two nieces, Mary Jane Fulkerson of Oklahoma and Suzanne Wilson of Nebraska; 15 great-grandchildren and four great- great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held June 11, 3 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David F. Goble officiating. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

DAVIS: Ben E. Davis, a long-time resident of this section, died Sunday in the Santa Rita Hospital. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the Hinman Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. W. L. Akins officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery Mr. Davis came to Silver City with his parents in 1900 from Junction City, Texas, where he was born, May 7, 1885. He had spent most of his life in this section. Survivors include one son, Bert, attending the U of TX, a daughter Miss Clara Davis of El Paso; two brothers. Fred and Claude, both of Fullerton, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Phillips of Silver City and Mrs. R. R. Meier of Hurley, Mrs. Warren Stokes of Silver-----

DAVIS: Mrs. Bertha Davis, 92, of Arrey, the mother of Howard Bali, of Sliver City ----. Mrs. Davis was a longtime resident of Arrey, the widow of A E. Davis, rancher-farmer. Mrs. Davis had been in poor health for a number of years. She died Sunday June 30 in Las Cruces. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Ball, of Silver City and Mrs. Mary Moseley of Arrey; one son Sam Davis of Medford Ore.; and six grandchildren.

DAVIS: Bill Davis, 72, of Fairacres passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, at William Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Davis was born May 24, I924 in Kiowa, Okla., to Walter and Alma Griffith Davis. He served• with the Seabees on Guam, and moved to New Mexico in 1956. He worked in road construction as a heavy-equipment operator and began working with NASA after his arrival in Las Cruces. He worked the Trans-Alaska Pipeline for four years. After returning from operating engineers, he settled in Fairacres and farmed, enjoying his life and friends. He was a member of Tulsa Lodge No. 71, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10124 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr. Davis is survived by his son. Billy Davis of Silver City; his daughter, Lisa McCarty of Baird, Texas; his four grandchildren, Michael McCarty, Todd Davis, Jordan Davis and KaiDee Davis; and his sisters, Clea Burke of Tempe, Ariz., and Leola Payne of Atoka, Okla. Visitation will he from 5-7 this evening at G

DAVIS: Carl Elayer Davis died Sunday at his home in Silver City after an extended cancer illness. He was born April 8, 1937, in the old Silver City Hospital at Kelly and Cooper streets. He attended public schools in Silver City and graduated from Western High School in 1955. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, graduating on June 3, 1959. On the same day, he married Gail Robidoux at the Presbyterian Church in Annapolis. After serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he left the service and was employed at Kennecott Copper, Chino Mines in a supervisory capacity. Mr. Davis had a wide variety of interests. He enjoyed working in his local gold mine and in gold mines in Mexico which were previously worked by his late grandfather. Cooper Davis. He owned and operated an assay office. He loved restoring Model I Fords and at the time of his death was restoring his second car, Survivors include his wife, Gail; his daughters. Bonnie Goats and her husband, Jay, and Tammie Baker and her husband---

DAVIS: Carolyn Davis, 49, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Tuesday at Kino Community Hospital in Tucson after a brief illness. She was born June 20, 1943, in San Diego. She is survived by her father, Al Botts of Silver City; a daughter, Lori Davis of Tucson; and two brothers, Alton Botts of Fruntunat, KS, and Gerald Botts of Silver City. She was predeceased by her mother, Faye Botts.

DAVIS: Clay W. Davis, a former long-time resident of Hurley, and the brother-in-law of Mrs. Frank Lea of Hurley, died September 26 in Garden Grove, CA. Immediate survivors include Mr. Davis's widow, Mrs. Authney Davis, two sons, Harrel Davis and Merrimon Davis; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

DAVIS: Death at Santa .Rita Monday claimed Colonel D. Davis, 37, for six years employed as a locomotive fireman by Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation. The deceased was born at Alma, Tex. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Potter, living on the old Mattocks ranch on the Mimbres; a brother, T. D. Davis, El Paso, Tex., and two sisters. Funeral services were held at 5 p. m. Wednesday at the Santa Rita Community Church, with internment in the Hanover cemetery, directed by Hinman’s Mortuary.

DAVIS: Daniel J. Davis, 48, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered life eternal Feb. 12 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1944, in Alaska, and was self-employed as a handyman. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the Fort Bayard State Cemetery with Chaplain Dave Strain officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DAVIS: Dorothy D. Davis, 74, died Friday, Dec. 15, at Hillcrest Hospital. She was a native of Ohio and a resident of Grant County for twenty-eight years. Mrs. Davis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Susan Wolfe of Silver City, one sister, Mrs. Cecil Burke of North Manchester, Indiana, one brother, Carl Davis of North Brunswick, New Jersey and two grandchildren. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Mr. Rob Hotchkiss officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Clifton, Billy Joe College, Clinton Phillips, Wilber Light, Ignacio Morales and Ray Lopez.

DAVIS: Dorothy Marie Davis, 76, a former Deming resident passed away Dec 20 at her home in Tempe AZ. Visitation was held Tuesday from 6-7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service will be held this morning at 11 am in the First United Methodist church with the Rev Craig Cokrell pastor officiating. Concluding services and internment will follow at Mountain View cemetery. Mrs. Davis was born Aug 23 1922 in Ranger, TX to Charles Wesley Mathews and Vivian Dean Mathews. She moved to Deming where she resided until Aug 1998 when she moved to Tempe. She was a homemaker and a member of the First united Methodist Church. Her family includes a son Ronnie Lynn Davis and his wife Nancy of Dallas; two daughters, Raylene Davis Krafeyk and her husband Fred of Tempe and Donna Dunivan and her husband Randy, of Pinos Altos; a sister Pauline Deats of Brownwood TX; a daughter-in-law Jackie Davis of Deming; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Robyn Davis, Lisa Dillon-Orthman, Jennifer Beem, Justin and Cory Dunivan, and --

DAVIS: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o’clock this morning at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Earl P. Davis, 74, who died Tuesday at his quarters, 720 N. Arizona St. An inquest was held by Justice of the Peace Bob Johnson and the coroner’s jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes, attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Davis for some years had worked on Grant County ranches, his last employer being Joe Bennett of The Upper Gila area. He had no known relatives. Burial was to take place in the Silver City cemetery.

DAVIS: Mrs. Edward Franklin Davis, 77, mother of Maurice Davis of Silver City, died at the family home the past week in Knoxville; Tenn. Burial took place in Williamsburg, KY. Mr. Davis left 10 days ago and was at his mother’s bedside when she passed away.

DAVIS: Ella B. Davis, 65, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at her home. Services are pending. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

DAVIS: Mrs. Emma Davis, 79, Of Silver City, where she had lived the past two years, passed away Tuesday night at a Silver City rest home. Survivors are her son, Henry E. Davis, Jr., Hurley and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel at 2 pm. today Thursday. The rites will be by the Christian Science Church. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

DAVIS: Etta Lou Whitley Davis, 92, a former resident of Tyrone, died Nov. 28 in DeQueen, Ark. Mrs. Davis lived in Tyrone with her daughter, Betty Burchfield and her husband, Curley, for five and a half years. She was born Jan. 7, 1899, in DeQueen. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in DeQueen with the Rev. Joe Denton officiating. Burial was in Redman Cemetery in DeQueen. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are two daughters, Betty L. Burchfield of Tyrone and Billie D. Bigham of DeQueen; two sons Joe A. Wilemon of DeQueen and Marvin T. Wilemon of Grandberry, Texas; a brother, Marvin Whitley of DeQueen; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

DAVIS: Frank D., 81, formerly of Silver City, died in Bloomfield on Dec. 24. He was associated with Strong & Harris Trucking of Vanadium for many years. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta, in 1991. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Davis Phillips of Albuquerque and Alice Davis Thomas of Orem, Utah, two brothers; four sisters; l4 grandchildren and l5 great grandchildren. Burial took place in Kirtland, N.M.

DAVIS: Jack R. Davis of Ventura, Calif., died Nov. 11 and was buried there Nov. 15. He was 60 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Davis worked for the Highway Department in Silver City, and for Kennecott Copper Corporation, before moving to California. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was married to the former Rosalind Nickel, sister of Frank Nickel, who survives him.

DAVIS: Joe Davis 7l, a former resident of Animas, entered into rest Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Douglas, Ariz. Most of his life was spent ranching and farming. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Animas. He is survived by his brother, W.H. Adams of Douglas, Ariz., and Animas; three nieces, Bettine Adams of Portales, Cheryl Jones of Sacramento, Calif., and Tammy Jones of Sacramento; two nephews, Herman Adams of Elko, Nev., and Wyatt Allen Adams of Portales; and numerous cousins. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rodeo Cemetery in Rodeo with Pastor Ed Trapp officiating. Casket bearers will be Allen Foster, Johnny Davis, Leon Roark, W.H. Walter Jr., Tommy Croom and Dean Janzen. Honorary bearers will be Felix Gauthier Jr., Girdon Gauthier, Clayton Yarbrough, Edmond Davis, Bob Wright, JA Brittain and Harry Fralie. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DAVIS: John Cooper “Jack” Davis, 88, passed away Friday at his home in Silver City. He was horn in Nacosari, Sonora, Mexico, on Feb. 23, 1909, to John Cooper and Anna Dickopf Davis. His birthplace was a canvas tent that was the family home while his father was working to develop copper mines in Mexico. The family moved to Douglas, Ariz., when Mr. Davis was 3 years old, and later the family moved to Santa Rita, where he spent his school years. Mr. Davis worked in numerous mining-related activities over his lifetime, including a contract mining venture with his father-in-law, Carl Flayer. He also worked for several underground mines in Arizona and New Mexico, and finally as an electrician for 21 years for Kennecott at the Santa Rita mines. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Flayer Davis; two daughters, Diana “Punkie” Garretson and Winifred D. Taylor; l- grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Flayer Davis, in 1996 and -----

DAVIS: Lafayette L. Davis, 58, a resident of Grant County for 25 years and well known in the Gila-Cliff area, died Saturday in the Veterans Hospital at Fort Bayard. Born in Bisbee, Ariz., Mr. Davis had lived in the Southwest all his life. He had been in ill health for several months. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lolabelle Davis of Gila, and a daughter, Mrs. Phil O’Brien of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, with interment in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of Santa Rita Community Church. Pallbearers were Duke Pitts, Dale McCauley, Lewis, Brown, Melvin Huff, S. L. Villarreal and Lewis Patterson.

DAVIS: Lolabel Godfrey Davis, 85, a resident of Deming, died in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital Saturday morning. She was born May 15, 1900, in Waco, Texas, and moved to Deming in 1974 from Silver City. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday morning in the Cliff Gila cemetery at 10 am. The REV. David Goble, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City, will officiate. Her Survivors include a brother, Tommy Godfrey of Tyler, Texas, and a sister Veniece Standley of California. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS: Mrs. Louise Davis, 48, a resident of Silver City for 16 years, passed away at her home, 103 Cooper St., last Friday. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mrs. Davis was associated with her husband, Richard R. Davis, in the operation of Mine Supply, Inc., serving as secretary of this corporation. She was active in the social life of the community and a member of the Wacky Club, the PEO of Douglas, Ariz. and other organizations, and had a wide circle of devoted friends. Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. Faye Starrett, Phoenix; three sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Davis, Phoenix; Mrs. Kay August, Denver; Mrs. Margaret Cooper, Los Angeles and two brothers, Ray Starrett, Denver And Warren Starrett, Los Angeles. Funeral services were held Monday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery.

DAVIS: Lucille Winifred Davis, age 61, of Bayard died Feb. 12, in her residence. She was born April 26, 1920, in Missouri, the daughter of John and Pearl Payseno Brady and lived in Bayard for the past four years. Mrs., Davis was a member of the Music Mountain Bible Chapel of Truxton, Arizona. She is survived by one son, Danny Davis, with whom she resided; one daughter, Kathleen Robar of Silver City; four granddaughters Rita Cates of Arenas Valley, Robin Applehans of Bayard, DeAunn Davis of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Maria Robar of Silver City; five Great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence G. Wolf of Port Archard, WA, and Frances Galholm of Kingman, AZ; one brother Eugene Brady of Port Archard; and one half sister, Beverly Straton of Everett, WA and one half brother, Bobby Rue of California. Services were Feb. 19 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Rev. Clyde Vanworth. Graveside services will be held on Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the Williams Cemetery, Arizona.

DAVIS: Mary Emma Davis, 84, died Feb. 24 at Fort Bayard. Mrs. Davis was born in Sealy, TX, but had been a Grant County resident for one year. She was a member of the Brewer Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis is survived by two sisters, Odessa Holmes Brooks and Amanda Dawson, both of Silver City; one brother-in-law, Andrew Brooks of Silver City; three nieces, Ella Mae Upshaw and Annie Lee Bolden, both of Houston, TX and James Etta Carwell of Silver City; four nephews, Wendell Roberts and Tony Roberts, both of Houston, TX, Lucious Upshaw of California and Harold R. Price of Las Vegas, Nev.; two great nieces, Alma Jean Fields and Shirley Fields, both of Silver City and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 29 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. E.B. Ross officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Kerri Mathell, Melvin Bagby, Selwillel Fields, Charles Shaw, John Moore and Alfred Goldsmith. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Brooks, -----

DAVIS: Maurice Wood Davis, 77, died March 6 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born in Corbin, KY and had been a resident of Silver City for 30 years. He retired as vice president from Texas-New Mexico Power Company in 1971, which was then known as Community Public Service Co. He was an active member of the Silver City Rotary Club and the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons, Allan of Ft. Worth, Texas and Jack of Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren, Brian and Michelle; two sisters, Mrs. William Jenkins of Central City, KY and Mrs. Georgia D. Berry of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Edward Davis of Knoxville, Tenn. and William Davis of Corbin, KY. Graveside services were held March 8 at Memory Lane Cemetery, with Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Walkey, Farrel Eldredge, Joe W. Coe, Woody Ivy, Maurice Parrish and Joe Garrison.

DAVIS: Pauline M. Davis, 86, died Saturday at Fort Bayard. Mrs. Davis was born in Alabama, but had been a resident of New Mexico for 79 years. She attended Baylor University and then taught school at Reserve for a short time. She moved to Truth or Consequences in 1969 where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and very active in the T or C senior citizens group. Mrs. Davis is survived by a daughter, Ruth Greear of Central; three sisters, Lois Cardon of Tucumcari, Ruth Bliss of Flagstaff, AZ, and Patty Boyd of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Kleber Masterson of Arlington, Va., and Beal Masterson of Kingman, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Gates Mortuary in T or C and burial will follow in the Hot Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Stohner will officiate. Pallbearers will be Allen Deason, Arvil Marley, Leroy Bond, John Gilbert, Pat Robertson and Harvey Hancock. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City

DAVIS: Pauline Naegie Davis, 89, of Silver City passed away Sunday Oct. 3. She was born June 24, 1910, in Colonia Oaxaca, Sonora, Mexico, to Marion Beck Naegie and Harriet Salisbury Davis Naegie. Her father was on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the oldest of 10 children, besides an older half sister. Funeral services will be held at Tombstone Community; Church, 116 E. Alien St., in Tombstone, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. A grave- side service will follow at McNeal Cemetery in McNeal, Ariz. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family, moved back to the United Stales when she was a toddler. Her father worked at a mercantile store in Douglas, Ariz., which sold guns and ammunition. During the Mexican revolution, Pancho Villa came in and demanded guns. Her father refused, thinking he would be shot at any time. Pancho Villa walked out. Pauline was hidden behind an adobe wall at the store to keep from being hurt------

DAVIS: Raymond Paul. Davis Jr., 31, a longtime Pinos Altos resident, died Saturday at Clines Corners. Visitation will be held Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Funeral, services will begin there at 2 with the Rev. A.D. Kyle, pastor of Bethel Baptist, Church of Deming officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Pinos Altos cemetery. He was born May 11, 1965, in Lincoln, NE, to Raymond Paul Davis Sr. and Carol R. Davis. He had lived in Pinos Altos for about 14 years and had most recently received his journeyman's license as an electrician He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 640 in Phoenix. He was living in Moriarty. He is survived by his parents Raymond Paul Davis Sr. and Carol R. Davis of Deming; a son, Chance Cameron Davis of San Luis, Colo.; a daughter, Cyble Ann Davis of Deming; his fiancée, Sally Mary Mills of Moriarty; a brother, Jeffrey Wayne Davis of Los Lunas; three sisters, A----

DAVIS: Mr. Richard Davis, 71, suffered a fatal heart-attack at his home in Sliver City Friday morning. Mr. Davis was born in Chicago, Ill., and had lived in Silver City the last 32 years. He operated Mine Supply, Inc., and was well known in the mining business. Graveside services were held at Memory Lane Cemetery at2:00 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard officiating.
Davis; Robert C. Davis, 68, died at his home in Silver City. Mr. Davis was born June 25, 1916 in Farmington, NM, the son of Royal and Lillian Pond Davis. He was a retired locomotive engineer and a lifetime member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive engineers and the B.P.O.E. in Indio, Ca. Survivors include his wife, Prue Latta Davis of Indio; a daughter, Mrs. Myra Davis Manderscheid of Cary, NC; a son, Richard Kneizinger of Yupica, Ca; a brother, John Davis of Clayton, NM and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DAVIS: Robert Lawrence Davis, 72, passed away at his residence here in Silver City March 23 1972, following a brief illness. Mr. Davis was a native of Annapolis, MD and had lived in Silver City for the past four months. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Silver City; one daughter Mrs. Mary Walsh of Silver City; one son, Justin of Pittsville Mass; one sister, Mrs. G E Harwood of South Bend Ind.; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel at 7pm last Friday with the funeral mass being recited at St Vincent De Paul Catholic church at 11am last Saturday. Internment followed in Memory Lane cemetery with the Rev Fr A James Milano officiating. Casket bearers were five grandsons, Mathew Walsh, Peter Walsh, John Walsh, Phillip Walsh, and Terrance Walsh and Neal Cryer.

DAVIS: Roberta Iona Slade Davis, 75, a resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, Nov. 11, at her home. Mrs. Davis was a former Grant County resident. She was born July 22, 1916, in Farmington. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Frank Davis of Bloomfield; two daughters, Margaret Phillips and her husband, William, of Albuquerque, and Alice Thomas and her husband, Daniel of Orem, Utah; a sister, Alice "Pansy" West of Livermore, Calif.; a brother, Daniel E. Slade of Ventura, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and10 great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kirtland. Burial was in the Kirtland Community Cemetery.

DAVIS: Ruby Jane Davis, 77, of Mimbres, passed away Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Georgia to Joseph Aaron and Laura Jane (Hester) Wyatt. She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and active at the Senior Citizen Center in Mimbres. She is survived by three daughters, Janice Simmons of Cuba, N.Y., Laura Frank of Mimbres and Kathy Jones of Bolivar, N.Y., a brother, Sam Wyatt of Georgia; five sisters, Jewel Banister, Lelia Houston, Hazel Hasty, Annie Holt and Ida Wilke, all of Georgia; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. a graveside service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship, N.Y. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

DAVIS: Titus Terry Davis, 33, a resident of Tyrone, died Friday as a result of a mining accident. Mr. Davis was a communicant of the Catholic Church; was born in Sacaton, AZ, Feb. 12, 1955; and had been a resident of Ajo, Ariz., for 10 years and a resident of Silver City for three and a half years. He was an employee of Phelps Dodge Corp. for about 12 years. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Jeanette Davis of Tyrone; two daughters, Christina Davis and Sara Davis, both of Tyrone; one son, Arlen Davis of Tyrone; his father, Melvin Davis Sr. of Sacaton; four sisters, Gracia Davis, Lavena Mix, Melvadine Miguel and Cathy Ahmsaty, all of Sacaton; four brothers, Melvin Davis Jr., Delvin Davis, Calvin Davis and Cedric Davis, all of Sacaton; and a paternal grandmother, Eliza Davis of Sacaton. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Funeral services will be continued Saturday at 7 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Sacaton.

DAVIS: Vina Davis, 94, a longtime resident of Cotton City, passed away Sunday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. She was born Oct. 21, 1899 to George W. and Lucy J. (Callahan) Edwards Sr. in Pearsall, Texas. She married Joseph "Tom" Davis n Dec. 28, 1927 in Lordsburg. She is survived by her two sons, Johnnie Davis and his wife, Shirlene of Cotton City and Edmond Davis and his wife, Ruby of Overton, Nev.; a sister, Mable Glenn of St. Louis; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Valley View Community Church in Cotton City with the Rev. Ralph Hensley officiating. Interment followed in the Valley View Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Don Burton, Kim Burton, Mike Davis, Mark Davis, Curtis Roark and Jerry Veck. Honorary pallbearers were all her friends and family members. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

DAVISON: Paul Gahagan Davison, 87, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Feb. 2, 1907 in Johnstown, Pa. to Philip and Iva (Gahagan) Sheridan. Mr. Davison was a retired industrial painting contractor and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bear Mountain Congregation. He was very fond of music and loved to sing. He will be remembered by family and friends for his love of life, people and nature. Survivors include his wife, Edna M. Davison of Silver City; a son, Philip Davison and his wife, Martha, of San Diego; three stepsons, Lloyd Alexander and his wife, Judy, of Peoria, Ariz., Daniel Alexander and his wife, Dee, of South Port, N.C., and Garry Alexander of Tyrone; two daughters, Patty Carapezza of Escondido, Calif. and Judy Pritchard and her husband, David, also of Escondido; one stepdaughter, Laurel Bagley, and her husband, Eddie, of Silver City; one brother, Robert Davison and his wife, Pauline, of Ellensburg, Wash.

DAWSON: Amanda Upshaw Dawson, 100, a resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born April 8, 1895 to Alex and Andora (Lang) Upshaw in Sealy, Texas. She is survived by her nephews, Lucious Upshaw and Herbert Fields, both of Silver City; a sister, Odessa H. Brookes of Fort Bayard; and her dear friend, Harold Price of Las Vegas, Nev. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Dawson in 1957. Visitation will take place from 3-5 p.m. today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Earseye Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

DAWSON: Death on Aug 30 at the home at Catron County, claimed Charles Edward Dawson, 56. Here for 10 years he had engaged in mining development operations for a group of claims. Mr. Dawson was born at Hillsboro, Sierra County Sept. 7, 1890 being a pioneer of Southwestern New Mexico. Surviving are his widow, Florence; a son Mr. Wilson B Dawson Hurley; two daughters Mrs. Florence Kirkpatrick, Dawson, and Mrs. James E. Coker Silver City, Mrs. Earl Sorrels Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters; Mrs. Gracie Saulsbury, Aztec , NM ; Mrs. Ethel Moyer Arrey N M.; Mrs. Clady Lentmons, Ysleta TX and six brothers John Albuquerque; Oliver, Caballo, N M; Gilbert, Arrey, NM; George, Albuquerque; Elbert, Orlindi, Calif. In World War II, a son, Ed. was killed in action in the Pacific Theater of Operations while serving as a crew member aboard an Anny PBY, air-sea rescue plane. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the First Baptist church, with interment in the Masonic cemetery.

DAWSON: Funeral services wee held Monday at El Paso for Mrs. Jennie Dawson, pioneer resident of Grant and Luna Counties. Mrs. Dawson suffered a heart attack. Her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Roy Nunn, Santa Ana, Calif., were at the bedside. Mrs. Dawson is survived also by two nephews, Alexander and Richard Thompson of Deming. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phineas Headrick, Deming pioneers.

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 known 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.

DAWSON: The death of a former Silver City resident, Nelson Dawson, 71, his week was reported to local friends. The deceased received fatal injuries in a street crossing accident on Okinawa where he had been government employee for the last eight years. At one time Dawson was associated with W. A Welsh Sr., in the clothing firm of Welsh and Dawson. He was a member of New Mexico National Guard and saw border service during World War I. He was married to former Nadine Penniwell of Silver City. Survivors include a daughter and two granddaughters. Internment was at Fort Roscrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.

DAWSON: Wilson Martin Dawson died in his home in Hurley March 24. Dawson was a lifelong resident of Hurley and a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge there. He is survived by his wife, Margie; one son Lonnie L. Dawson of Arizona; a sister, Nellie E. Sorrols of Albuquerque; his mother, Florence B. Dawson of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren. Services were held in the Wheeler Chapel March 24 under the direction of Bishop William Decker of the LDS Church. Burial followed at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Heart Fund. All arraignments by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DAY: Mrs. Annie M. Day, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 8, at Resthaven Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mrs. Day was a former resident of Catron County and had resided in Silver City for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Day, in 1947. Mrs. Day is survived by three sons, Tom Day of Hachita, William Day of Roswell and Sam Day of Florence, Ariz., ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Survivors also include one brother, Joe Morgan of Glenwood. Funeral services for Mrs. Annie M. Day were held Friday, March 11 at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harold Dykstra officiating. Interment followed in the Alma Cemetery. Servicing as pallbearers were Buddy Alfred, Mike Acosta, George Thacker, Jim Spurgeon, Lewis Kelly and Kenneth Shellhorn.

DAY: Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at the church of Christ at Cliff for Mrs. Ava Day, 82, member of a pioneer Grant County family who died at the family home after a long illness. Burial took place in the Gila Mesa Cemetery.

DAY: Geraldine Mae Day, 63, passed away in Animas at her residence. Services are pending through Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DAYLEY: Jerry B. Dayley, 60, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Thursday at his home. He was the son of Mike and Iva Dayley, born July 10, 1935, in Burly, Idaho. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He was active as a Cub Scout leader, and in the H&K Gymkhana. He was president of the Happy K-9 club. Mr. Dayley, was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was employed by J&S Plumbing of Silver City for 18 years. He will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Dayley of the home; a daughter, Lorrie George, and her husband, Elvin, of Silver City; three sons, Tony Dayley and his wife, Ruby, of Belen, Mike Dayley and his wife, Belinda, of Las Cruces, and Arthur Dayley and his wife, Julie, of Las Cruces; his stepmother, Geraldine Dayley, and her daughters, Penny and Pain, all of Prescott, Ariz.; and his grandchildren, Recanue Dayley, Samantha Dayley, Donna Dayley, Scott Dayley, Desirae George, Whitney George and Conagher George. ---------

DE CHANT: Linus De Chant, 50, died at his home on N. Arizona St. Sunday, from a heart attack, suffered in his sleep. For the past five years he had been employed by Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clara Eaton of Silver City. The remains were sent by the Cox Mortuary to Hays, Kan. Funeral services and burial will take place at Antonino, Kan.

DE GIL: Juana Gomez de Gil, 69, a resident of Ascencion, Mexico, died Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. l4, l9l9, was a lifelong resident of Mexico; was a member of the Catholic Church. Services will be held in Ascension at a later date. Survivors are her daughter, Lily Madrid of Silver City, and the grandchildren, also of Silver City. Local arrangements are entrusted to Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

De La GARZA: Marvin, De La Garza, 46, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg passed away Sunday at Gi1a Regional Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1950 to Manuel De La Garza and Josefina Lopez in Lordsburg. He was a member of St Joseph's Church. He enjoyed music, playing the piano and rock hunting. He was as avid spelunker. Mr. De La Garza was preceded in death by his father, Manuel, in April 1994. He is survived by his mother, Josefina De La Garza his sister, Loreua Jo De La Garza of Victoria, Texas; and his two brothers, Manuel Salinas Sr. of Santa Fe and Edmund Salinas of El Paso, Texas. A prayer vigil will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 am, with the Rev. Virgilio M. Flores officiating. Internment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Salinas, Tony Salinas, Manuel Salinas Jr., Junior Salinas, Bobby Escobedo and Tomas Lopez. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

DE LA O: Albert De La O 16, a resident of Belen, entered into eternal rest Friday at University Medical Center in Albuquerque. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

DE LA O: Atanacio S. De La O, 102, passed away at his residence in Central, Sunday morning following a brief illness. Mr. De La O was a native of Coralitos, Mexico, and had lived in Grant County for the past 90 years. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Ramona De La O of Central and Mrs. Frances Hernandez of Bayard; one son, Ramón De La O of Marana, Ariz., 23 grandchildren, 77 great- grandchildren, and 43 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the funeral Mass being recited at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment followed in the Central Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Casket bearers were Jesus Vega, Willie Vega, David Vega, E. Murrillo and Frank Duran.

DE LA O: Emilo De La O died last Sunday morning at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. De La O was born in Central, June 30, 1930, and lived there all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and one son, Emilo III of Silver City; four brothers, Ruben of Silver City and David, Daniel and Samuel, all of Calif.; and one sister, Isabel Valerio of Central. Rosary services will be held tonight at 7:30 in the Wheeler Chapel, with Father Lopez officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens in El Paso. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DE LA O: Mrs. Juliana H. De La 0, 45, passed away Sunday at Hillcrest Hospital. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Curtis chapel, followed by mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Burial took place n the San Lorenzo cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Lucio De La 0: three daughters, a grandson and her mother, Mrs. Inez Orosco: five sisters and four brothers.

DE LA O: Lauriano G. De La O, 80, died Saturday while in the Hacienda de Salud nursing home in Silver City. He was born May 4, 1909, in Gila, the son of Jose and Angela Gonzales De La O. He lived for most of his life in Bayard where he retired from Asarco. He was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Calling hours will be today from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be held at 7 this evening. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at10 Tuesday morning in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with interment to follow in the Hurley Cemetery. The Rev. Melchior Dano and Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will officiate. He is survived by his sons Daniel Rodriguez Jr. and Daniel P. Rodriguez, both of Bayard; three sisters, Benita De La O of Silver City, Paula Madrid of Aragon and Ernestine Abeyta of Duncan, Ariz.; two brothers, Delefido De la O of Horse Springs and Thomas Munoz of Saugus, Calif.; his grandchildren, Robert, Tony, Blas, Anna an -----

DE LA O; Maximiana Portillo De La O, 83, died in Fort Bayard. She was born in San Lorenzo and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and of the Sacred Heart League. Mrs. De La O is survived by her husband, Lauriano De La O of Bayard; one son, Daniel P. Rodriguez of Bayard; four sisters, Desideria Roybal of El Paso, TX, Maria Allen of Norwalk, CA, Margarita Portillo and Lorenza Portillo both of Bayard; two brothers, Higinio Portillo of Mesa, AZ and Roque Portillo of Bayard; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Johnny Perez officiating. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Frank Pena, Frank Pena Jr., Ronnie Pena, Lorenzo Orosco, Tony Orosco and Mike Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers were Roberto Rodriguez, Daniel----

DE LA O: Pantaleon Ortiz De La O, 79, lifetime Mimbres Valley resident, died Sunday morning at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born July 27, 1905 in Santa Rita and was a retired grocery merchant in Silver City. Rosary services will be Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., and the funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m., both in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Perez will officiate. Interment will follow at the San Juan Cemetery. Survivors include two brothers, Juan De La O from San Lorenzo and Lucio De La O from Silver City; and a sister, Antonia Orosco of Los Lunas. Pallbearers will be Frank Torres, Robert De La O, Leo Arciero, David Gurule, Antonio De La O and Enrique Ortiz. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

DE LA O: Silvestra O. De La O, 57, died at Hillcrest Hospital early Monday. She was a native of Santa Rita and had lived in San Lorenzo all of her life. She is survived by her husband, Juan De La O of San Lorenzo; two sons, John and Robert of San Lorenzo; two daughters, Mrs. Teresa Arciero of Hanover and Mr. Betty Torres of Hurley; four grandchildren; three brothers, Isabel Orosco, Jesus Orosco and Jimmy Orosco, all of San Lorenzo; and four sisters, Mrs. Juanita Scheoder and Mrs. Juanita Orosco of Deming, and Mrs. Manuela Herrera of Phoenix, Ariz. Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church and Mass will be at the church. Interment was at the San Lorenzo Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Carl Nieset officiating.

DE LA ROSA: Valente De La Rosa, 74, died in El Paso last Sunday. He was a native of Durango, Mexico, and had lived in Bayard for the past 30 years where he was the owner of a cafe. Survivors include his wife, Margarita of Bayard; two sons, Ventura of Barstow, Calif., and Margarito of El Paso; three daughters, Mrs. Biatriz Parra of Bayard, Mrs. Maria Louisa Chavez of Hinkley, Calif., and Mrs. Socorro Bustamante of Silver Bell, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; one brother, Felix, of Chihuahua, Mexico; and four sisters, Miss Marta De La Rosa, Miss Urbana De La Rosa and Miss Luz De La Rosa, all of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Mrs. Juliana Mendez of Phoenix, Ariz. Rosary services were said in the Curtis Mortuary chapel on Tuesday at 8 p. m. and Mass was said at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard on Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. with burial following in the Hurley cemetery with, the Rev. Fr. Adrian St. Charles officiating.

DE LA TORRE: Daniel De La Torre, 80, longtime resident of Grant County and a retired employee of Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp. died last Saturday in the Deming Hospital. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 am in the Bayard Catholic Church followed by burial in the Hanover cemetery. Survivors are his wife: a son, J. Daniel De La Torre; four daughters, Miss Maria De La Torre’; Mrs. Esperanza Alvarado, Mrs. Carmen Perez and Mrs. Aurora Jaurequi and 14 grandchildren all of Bayard.

DE LA TORRE: Jose Telles De La Torre, 66, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal life Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born to Nestor and Estanislada Telles De La Torre on March 26, 1933 in Santa Rita. Mr. De La Torre was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army from 1954-56. He and his wife, Lorenza, were married in Lordsburg in 1962. He retired as a truck driver and laborer from Kennecott Copper Corp. and had most recently retired from Porter Transportation as a school bus mechanic. Mr. De La Torre was also a member of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol, was a former assistant chief of the Bayard Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of the Santa Clara Senior Citizens and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and was a volunteer at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. De La Torre was the beloved husband of Lorenza De La Torre of the family home; loving father of two sons, Ricardo De La Torre and his wife, Mary Jo, of Mimbres, and Ramon De La Torre and his wife Brenda.

DE LA TORRE: Jose Daniel "Chato" De La Torre, 68, of Central and a lifetime resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born Jan. 3, 1927 in Santa Rita to Daniel De La Torre and Soledad Chavez De La Torre and was a member of the Catholic Church. He retired as a truck mechanic from Chino Mines. Visitation will begin at five this afternoon at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley followed by a prayer vigil at seven. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at the church Wednesday afternoon at two with the Rev. John Jusseaume, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include his mother, Soledad C. De La Torre of Central; a son, Daniel De La Torre Jr. of Seattle; a daughter, Stella De La Torre and grandson, Ervin De La Torre of Central; and four sisters, Esperanza Alvarado and her husband, Fernando of Los Lunas, Carment Perez----

DE LA TORRE: Lucy De La Torre, a former Grant County resident, died March 19 in Tucson, Ariz. She was born April 9, 1914, in Hanover. She is survived by five daughters, Jenny Barboa of San Diego, and Dora Lowe, Mary Ann Hamilton, Gloria Berrellez and Clara Martinez, all of Tucson; one son, David Mitchell, also of Tucson; and five brothers, Tom Mitchell, Jack Mitchell and Joe Mitchell of Tucson, and Louis Mitchell and Paul Mitchell of Silver City. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held March 20 at Tucson Mortuary with the rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Mass was celebrated March 21 at Santa Cruz Church and interment followed at Holy Hope Cemetery.

DE LA TORRE: Nestor De La Torre, 65, retired miner of Bayard, died Monday in the State Hospital at Bayard. Funeral mass was said Tuesday by the Rev. Fr. Frank Sierra In the Bayard Catholic Church with burial following in the Hanover Cemetery. Survivors of the deceased include a daughter Lupe Alderete; four sons, Jose, Nestor, Vincente, and Paul De La Torre; a sister and a brother, all of Bayard, and 11 grandchildren.

DE LA TORRE: Soledad Chavez De La Torre, 99, a longtime Grant County resident, entered eternal rest early Saturday at the home of her daughter in Central, where she lived. She was born April 12, 1895 in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico to Teodoro and Dominga Chavez. She was a member of the Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Visitation will begin this evening at five at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central and the vigil service will follow at seven, led by Deacon Johnny Perez. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at the church Tuesday morning at eleven with the Rev. Michael Lindsay, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Hanover Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include four daughters, Esperanza Alvarado and her husband, Fernando of Los Lunas, Carmen Perez and her husband, Cruz of Las Cruces, Aurora Jaurequi and her husband, Senaido of Albuquerque and Maria Elena Contreras and her husband, Jose of Central; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren.

DE SPAIN: Mrs. Cleta De Spain, former resident of Silver city died this past week in Deming. She was the widow of George De Spain who served Silver City fire department chief in the 40’s and is now Texaco Oil Co. distributor in Deming. Funeral services were held in Deming followed by burial in the Mountain View cemetery.

DE SPAIN: George Andrew De Spain passed away Wednesday, February 23 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. De Spain was born Nov. 12, 1896 in Texas, and moved to Deming in 1945 where he served as Texaco Consignee until his retirement in 1966. He married Sarah Wayland Housley in 1967 and moved to Silver City. Mr. De Spain was active in Rotary, the Masonic Lodge, and the Shrine Lodge and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Deming. He is survived by his widow, Sarah Dc Spain of Silver City, one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bowen of Santa Monica, Calif. one stepdaughter, Mrs. Betty Boone of Anthony, N.Mex. a step-son, Jep Housley of Silver City, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 28 at the Curtis. Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marcus L. Burr of the Presbyterian Church of Deming officiating. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming N.M.

DE WEERD: Louise A. De Weerd, 83, of Silver City entered into rest Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1911, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and had been a Silver City resident for nine years. Mrs. Dc Weerd was a retired secretary and librarian. She loved golfing. Cremation has taken place and private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Survivors include her husband, JJ. De Weerd of Silver City; two nieces, Barbara Wojtulewiez of Farmington and Mary Ann Bucek of Grand Rapids; and two nephews, Charles E. Norton and David Norton of Grand Rapids. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DEAL: Jesse Dee Deal, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Deal who died June 17 in the 97th U. S. Army Field Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, where his father was stationed, was buried In Memory Lane Cemetery the past week. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. A. P. Tipton, of the Pentecostal Church. Besides his parents, surviving are his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.B Deal of Silver City and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C J Moir of Hurley.

DEAN: Mrs. Ceyola Ophelia Dean 53 wife of Gus Dean, died it her home in Silver City Wednesday, March 24. She had been employed by the Community Public Service Company for 20 years, having retired Last December. The family lived here several years ago then was transferred to Magdalena for a time before they returned to Silver City about three years ago. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert and Ray of Alamogordo, and one daughter, Mrs. John A. Manion of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Smith, Mrs. Kelsey Ashley and Mrs. Linsley Simms; four brothers, Clay, Troy, Arvin and Lloyd Taylor and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Douglas, assisted by the Rev. H. L McAllister of the First Methodist Church of El Paso, in charge. Mrs. Dean was a native of Dawson, Tex. Casket bearers were Sidney Watson, Webster Brewer, Charles Hoirnan, Maurice Conner, Glenn Sherwood and Marvin Fuller. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

DEAN: Desta Blanch Dean, 80, of Cliff died Wednesday afternoon in her home after an extended illness. She was born April 16, 1909, in Briceville, TN. She had resided in the Cliff-Silver City area for the past six months. Mrs. Dean was a retired supervisor for Mountain States Bell and a member of the Pioneers Association of Mountain Bell. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff with the Rev. Lavern "Bud" Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Survivors are a daughter, Patricia Sue Perry of Cliff; a twin sister, Wilma Audrey Weeks of El Paso, Texas; a grandson, Pastor Gregory George Perry and his wife, Stacy, of Long Beach, Calif.; a granddaughter, Audrey Dean Floyd and her husband, James, of Cliff; two great-granddaughters, Ruth Ann Whittington of Cliff and Jamie Perry of Long Beach; a great-grandson, Robbie Dean Myers of Calif.; a great-great-grandson, Joshua Michael Whittington of Cliff; two nieces, Geo -----

DEAN: Mrs. J. H. Dean, 94, mother of Gus Dean of Silver City, passed away last week at her home in Milford, Texas. She was one of the oldest residents of this County where she had lived since1890. At the time of her death, Mr. and Mrs. Dean were on a visit to relatives in Huntsville, Texas, and left immediately for Milford to attend funeral services for his mother which were held at the First Baptist Church, the Rev. Don Berry officiating. Surviving are a daughter1 Mrs. H V. Everett, Dallas; three sons, Ike Dean, Milford: John Dean, Hillsboro, Texas, and Gus Dean, Silver City; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren-and one great-great-grandchild.

DEAN: Jack Edward Dean, 63, a former Grant County resident, died Sunday in Harrisburg, PA, after an extended illness. He was born June 11, 1926, in Ajo, Ariz., and has been a horse-trader. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Rod Chandler of the Mimbres Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Dean is survived by a daughter, Carla Dean of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Carl F. Dean of Albuquerque; a sister, Betty Shanks of Mimbres; and two grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Martin Wright, Don Oliver, Fred Shanks, Jake Osborn, Truman Jones and Jimmy Jackson. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DEAN: Manuel Dean, 68, a longtime Bayard resident, died Tuesday evening in Silver City. He was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Rowe, and retired after 36 years as a concentrator operator with Kennecott. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the New Guinea Luzon campaign, and received the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and Philippine Liberation medals. He was also a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was a member of The Holy Name Society. Calling hours for Mr. Dean are today from noon to 5 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 in the same church with the Order of Augustinian Recollect Fathers officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Veneranda Sandoval ---

DEAN: Marie F. Dean, 100, of Lordsburg, entered life eternal Sunday at her residence. She was born July 16, 1982, in Michigan to the late Peter and Anna Burmeister. She moved to Lordsburg eight years ago, moving there from Eagle Rock, Calif. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 in the morning at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg with Eddie Kerr officiating. Survivors include one son, Richard Moore of Lordsburg; one grandchild; seven great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Paul, Bill and Howard Moore. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DEAN: Ray Dean, division vice-president of the Texas-New Mexico Power Company, died on Monday, Sep. 7, at an El Paso hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Dean was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Milford, Tex., the son of Gus and Ceyola Dean. He graduated from high school in Magdalena, N.M. and attended the University of New Mexico. He married Louise Conner on August 19, 1939, and the couple had two daughters, Jamie Flick of Alamogordo, and Nicki Shelley of Ft. Bayard. Mr. Dean served as Division Manager of Community Public Service Company (which was recently changed to Texas-New Mexico Power Company) for the past ten years and served as vice-president of the company from Aug. 1, 1979 until his death. He was a second generation employee of the power company as his father had served as manager at Magdalena and his mother had been office clerk there until that property was sold and they came to Silver City to continue their employment. Upon leaving school in May 1936, Ray worked as an extra employee----

DEAN: Funeral mass was read Tuesday in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard for Robert 0. Dean 44, who died in Silver City’s Hillcrest General Hospital Saturday. Dean, a 27-year Grant County resident, was a furnace operator at the Kennecott Copper Corp.’s Chino Mines copper reduction plant in Hurley. He was a veteran of World War II. The Rev. A. A. Fuentes officiated at final rites and burial was made at the Hurley Cemetery, with military graveside honors. He is survived by his wife, daughters, Mrs. Rachel Sanchez, Bayard, Mrs. Betty Barragan, Tucson, AZ, and Miss Barbara Dean, Bayard; one son, Robert P. Dean of Bayard: two stepchildren, Lucy and Edward Arias, of Bayard; three brothers, Pablo of Santa Fe, Sam of Commerce City, CO, and Manuel of Bayard; and four sisters, Mrs. Urbano Martinez, Santa Fe, Mrs. Nick Herrera, San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Amador Gonzales and Mrs. Eustacio Valencia both of Sun Valley, Calif.

DEAN: Mrs. Tibureita O. Dean, 85, a resident of Bayard for the past 25 years died at her home there Sunday. Survivors of the deceased include four sons, Paul Dean of Santa Fe, Sam Dean of Denver, and Manual and Robert dean of Bayard; four daughters, Mrs. Nick Herrea of San Jose Ca, Mrs. Eustacio Valencia of Sun Valley, CA, Mrs. Urbano Martinez of Santa Fe and Mrs. Amado Gonzales of North Hollywood CA; and a great number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. A rosary service was conducted at 7:30 pm Monday at the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City and the funeral Mass was held at 11 am Tuesday in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with the Rev, Frank Sierra officiating. Burial was in the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Max Martinez, Pat Martinez, Max Burner, Jake Dean, Sammy Dean and Charlie Dean.

DEARING: Death last Saturday summoned Mrs. Ilma G. Dearing, Bayard. She was 77 years old and had been a long-time resident of Bayard. Her husband, Charles Dearing, died last February. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, with interment in Silver City cemetery. Surviving are a son Lee Dearing, Bayard, and a grandson and granddaughter.

DEARING: Jerry Bartlett Dearing, 87, veteran of World War I who resident in north of Hurley, died the past week at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. His widow, Henrietta, survives him. Other survivors Include a son, Robert, and a daughter, Beulah Lee, both of Hurley; two sisters, Mrs. Willie King of Pecos, Tex., and Mrs. Thelma Davis who lives In Arizona; two brothers, Jamie and Ben Dearing, who reside in Nevada. Graveside burial services were held at Fort Bayard cemetery by the Rev. Casimir Pettraukas of the Central Catholic Church. Internment was under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

DEARING: Jesse Lee Dearing, 86, died Thursday in Gila regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of Grant County for 45 years. He is survived by his wife Frankie of Bayard; a daughter, Dixie Fowler of Silver city; a son Jesse Lee Dearing Jr. of Bayard and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday at 10am at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeb Fowler, Jim Fowler, John Fowler, Ed Hopkins, Larry De La O, and Pilar Lopez. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright.

DEATON: Geneva Deaton, 82, of Arenas Valley entered eternal rest Monday, March 30, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Grandfield, Okla. Mrs. Deaton was a homemaker. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Survivors include her husband, Bill Deaton of Arenas Valley, and a granddaughter. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, Silver City, and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.

DEBRAAL: C. J. DeBraal, 69, of Bayard died Sunday ‘in Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. A World War I veteran, he had lived in Grant county 37 years and’ was a retired employee of the American Smelting & Refining Co. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Eva D. DeBraal; three sons, John and Bill of Bayard and James David of Silver City; one daughter, Miss Jane Elizabeth DeBraal of Bayard three grandchildren; one brother, W. M. DeBraal of Rochester, NY; one sister, Mrs. J. B. Seaman of Cape Coral, FL. Funeral services were held at the Fort Bayard Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chaplain Henry Meredith officiating. Interment was in the Fort Bayard Cemetery. Wheeler Mortuary of Deming directed internment.

DEBRAAL: Roberta Ann DeBraal, 19, died Sunday, July 2, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Miss Debraal was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a graduate of Cobre High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and was president of the Student Council in 1976-77. She was a past member of the Rainbow Girls. Miss DeBraal is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. DeBraal of Bayard, a sister, Mrs. Cheryl Jean Jones of Deming, a brother, John Robert DeBraal, Jr. of Bayard, her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Garrigus of Newhall, CA and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eve D. DeBraal of Bayard. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dick Ross officiating. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Derral Beck, Dwayne Beck, Larry Brashire, Kenneth Leach, Howard Leach and Wayne Gray.

DEBRAAL; Eva D. Williams "Jimmie" DeBraal, a long time resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Sunday at Horizon Southwest in Silver City. Mrs. DeBraal was born Sept. 14th 1913, in Pratt, NM to Eva D Miller Williams and Elwood Robert Williams. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She worked a beautician for many years before her retirement. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Cornelius John DeBraal, in 1963; her father, in 1967; her mother in 1971, and her granddaughter, Roberta Ann DeBraal, in 1978; and her sister Vada Elaine Leach in 1993. She is survived by three sons, John R. DeBraal and his wife JoAnn, of Bayard, William Elwood DeBraal and his wife Berta, of Las Cruces, and James David DeBraal and his wife Sharon, of Las Cruces; and a daughter Jane E Mitchell, and her husband James L Mitchell Sr. of Bayard. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

DEBUSK: Rev. James H. DeBusk, 67, suffered a fatal heart attack at Hillcrest hospital Sunday morning. Rev. DeBusk was a native of Sergeant, NE, and had lived in Santa Rita for the past 15 months. He was a pastor of the Rio Mimbres Mission Church. Survivors include his widow Katherine of Santa Rita, three sons, Jim of Silver City; Robert of Phoenix, AZ and Sam of Thatcher, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. DeLoris Krock of Chicago, IL, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, Lewis C DeBusk of San-Diego, CA. Funeral services for Rev. DeBusk were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel at 2 pm Wednesday with burial following in Memory Lane cemetery. The Rev. Billy J Foster of the First Baptist church of Bayard and the Rev. Donald Brent of the First Baptist church of Silver City officiated. Casket bearers were Don Oliver, Charles McCargish, Darrel Beck, Earl Beck, Rube Wofford, and Stanley Griffin.

DECHENE: Robert Eldyn DeChene, 58, of Silver City, died today in the Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. DeChene was a veteran of World War II and the Viet Nam War. He is survived by his brother, John DeChene, of Medfield, Alabama. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors being conducted by Allingham-Golding Post No.18 of the American Legion. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DECK: Ben Deck, Jr., a World War II veteran, who was born In Silver City, died Oct. 29 in San Diego, Calif. He had, resided in California the past several years. He was the son of the late Ben Deck, Sr., who served as police chief of Silver City and also as sheriff of Grant County. After the last war, Mr. Deck was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Susie Espinosa Deck; daughter, Joyce, son, Jimmy; a grandson; his mother, Mrs. Ben Deck, Sr., of San Diego; three brothers and a sister.. Funeral services were held in San Diego, followed by burial in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with full military honors.

DECK: Robert LaBeau Deck, 74, died Saturday. Feb. 1. Born Feb. 9, 1922, in Silver City, he lived in San Marcos, CA, for 45 years. Retired from the San Diego post office, he served with the Navy during World War II and graduated from New Mexico State Teachers College. Mr. Deck was preceded in death by his son. Mark Deck. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Virginia Deck of San Marcos; a son, William Deck of Lakeside, CA; a brother, Arthur Deck of Albuquerque; a sister, Eva Layer of Harbor City, CA; and grandchildren, Justin Deck of Spring Talley, CA, and Jana Deck of El Cajon, CA. A private cremation is planned with internment at San Marcos Cemetery. Allen Bros. Mortuary, San Marcos Chapel is handling arrangements.

DECOSTE: Ernest Joseph "Ernie" DeCoste, 84, passed away Wednesday at his home in Hurley. He was born in Chicago on Nov. 10, 1906, the son of Arthur and Bernadette DeCoste. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer, of Franklin Park, Ill., in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Hester, of Hurley; his son, Jerry and his wife, Carol, of Bozeman, Mont.; and five grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew, Christin and David, of Bozeman, and Marc, who is with the U.S. Coast Guard in Cape May, N.J. He is also survived by a sister, Adeline, of Sun City, AZ; a brother, Herb, of Warren, MI; a brother-in-law, Edward "Sonny" Kennedy of Tucson, Arizona and two sisters-in-law, Georgie Armbrust of Albuquerque and Corrine McMahon of San Diego. Mr. DeCoste came to New Mexico in 1936 and was employed with Chino Mines in Hurley for 34 years, retiring Jan. 1, 1971, as a power plant foreman. On Jan. 10, 1991, Mr. DeCoste and his wife celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. He especially enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening ------

DECOSTE: Hester Kennedy DeCoste, 75, passed away Wednesday at her home in Hurley. Born in Santa Rita on Sept. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of Nicholas Kennedy Sr., and Isabel Garcia. She grew up in Hurley and graduated from Hurley High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernie DeCoste; a brother, Nick Kennedy Jr.; and sisters Irene, Margaret and Lucille. She is survived by her son, Jerry, and his wife, Carol, of Bozeman, Mont.; and five grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew, Christin and David of Bozeman and Marc, with the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Fla. She is also survived by a brother, Edward "Sonny" Kennedy of Tucson, Ariz., and sisters Georgie Armbrust of Albuquerque and Corrine McMahon of San Diego. She married Mr. DeCoste on Jan. 10, 1939. Mrs. DeCoste was employed at the Hurley post office for 32 years, retiring on Dec. 31. 1975. She was active in the Silver City Bowling League, holding various offices over a period of 40 years. Her many friends are invited to gra-----

DECOSTE: Jerry Ray DeCoste, 56, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Bozeman, MT, died Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital following a sudden heart attack. He was born Nov. 8, 1939 to Ernest and Hester (Kennedy) DeCoste in Santa Rita. After graduating from Cobre High School, he received a degree in chemistry from New Mexico State University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Colorado. He and his wife, Carol J. Cribb, married Aug. 12, 1967, in Springfield, IL, and made their home in Denver until moving to Bozeman in 1988, and Colorado Springs in 1995. He was a member of the Abundant Life Fellowship in Bozeman, where he was a church board member. In Colorado Springs, he was a member of the New Life Church. He loved people and enjoyed golfing and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three sons, Marc Darin DeCoste and Matthew Christian DeCoste of Bozeman and David Jeremy DeCoste of Colorado Springs; and two daughters, Michelle DeCoste Root and---

DEEMER: Funeral services for George Deemer, long time employee of Santa Rita Store Inc. who died in his home in Santa Rita Friday, were held Monday afternoon from the community church in Santa Rita with Hinman's mortuary in charge of arrangements. Burial was made in the Deming cemetery. Mr. Deemer died of a heart attack. He had gone to work as usual at the Santa Rita Store co. where he had worked for 30 years, but fell ill and went home where he died shortly thereafter. Surviving are Mrs. Deemer and a son, who lives in California. Acting pallbearers were Russell Anderson, William Powell, Joe Lucero, Frank Lea, C.J. Mitchell, and Tom Harrington. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Adams, H.E. Green, F.M. Hickman, Ed Driscoll, W.E. Patton, Elam Head, John A. Nix, Dewey McLehaney, Juan Serna, Frank Lucero, Paul Scott, Jim Cleaver, John Traverro, all of Santa Rita.

DEEMER: A former well known resident of Santa Rita, Johnnie Robert Deemer, 43, died of a heart attack Feb. 10, at Fort Hueneme, CA, where he was employed in a civilian capacity as an electrician. At the time he was stricken he was working as a lineman. Born in Deming, Feb. 13, 1916, Johnnie was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Deemer. His father, who passed away in 1948, was an employee for 30 years of the Santa Rita Store Co. The Deemer family moved to Santa Rita in 1918 and Johnnie attended the Santa Rita elementary schools. He entered service in the U. S. Army in August 1942 being assigned to duty in the 68th Evacuation Hospital Unit in the South Pacific. He was wounded during the landing of American forces at Leyte in the Philippines. Following his discharge from the Army he took up civilian employment at Ft. Hueneme. Funeral services were held in Santa Barbara, Calif., Feb. 12. Interment took place in Mountain View cemetery at Deming on Monday, The Rev. Hollis Shook, Methodist minister, conducted the services.

DEES: Ruby Lina Dees, 97, of Silver City entered eternal rest Thursday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 8, 1893, in Hermosa and had been a Grant County resident most of her life. Mrs. Dees was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 5-7 this evening in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 in Memory Lane Cemetery with Mr. Frank Rooks and Mr. Russell Longshore conducting the service. Survivors include a son, Gerald Dees of Cave Junction, OR; two daughters, Bessie M. Zumwalt of Silver City and Linda Lee Cofer of Cottonwood, Calif., a brother, Herbert L. Lee of California; three sisters, Mabel Horn of Silver City, Edith Jenkins of Arizona and Ruth Culp, also of Arizona; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Honorary bearers are all her many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DEFAUSELL: Melva Lorraine DeFausell, 58, was called back home to her Father in Heaven on Tuesday at her residence in Gila after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Safford, Ariz., to Henry "Hank" and Lena (Strawn) Allen. She and her family lived in Safford until she was 6 years old. They moved to a small town near Fresno, CA, where they stayed until war broke out in 1941. Her father, Hank, wanted to be closer to his "roots," so they moved back to Mule Creek, where he farmed for a couple of years. Then they moved back to Cliff, where she lived until she wed Jack Ray DeFausell on July 17, 1950. To this union were born two children, a son, Michael Wade, and a daughter, Kathleen Elaine. Mrs. DeFausell completed her schooling at Cliff School and lived most of her life in the Cliff area. There was a short period of time that she lived in Silver City, where she worked for Cosgroves and South West Gas. She was then employed by Pacific Western as a secretary for 15 years and remained the -----

DEGEORGE: Helen Irene DeGeorge, 80, a four-year resident of Silver City, entered life eternal early Saturday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born to Irene Daly and James DeGeorge on July 30, 1917, in Beloit, WI. She attended Brother Dutton Grade School and graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. She became a bookkeeper and worked in the Beloit area for many years, keeping books. During World War II, she worked at an aircraft plant. She then worked for many years at the ---------as a mental health technician until she retired in 1978. She volunteered as a foster grandparent in Amboy, IL, schools and in Hurley and Jose Barrios Elementary in Silver City. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara, in 1938; her parents, Irene and James DeGeorge; and two sisters. She is survived by a sister, Marion Foster of Beloit; a daughter, Nancy Lovesee of Bayard; a son, James DeGeorge II, and wife, Carol, of Amboy; nine grandchildren.

DEGRAFTENRIED: Hattie Helen DeGraftenried, 94, a longtime Deming resident, passed away at her home early Saturday morning. Visitation will be held at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming this afternoon from 4-7. The funeral services will be held there. The Rev Andrew Stevenson pastor of Grace Fellowship will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow, at Mountain View. She was born Jan.1903 in Oklahoma Territory to Benjamin Johnston and Patience Williams and the family moved to New Mexico as pioneers. On May 21, 1920, she married R.P. DeGraftenried and they raised their children on some of the larger ranches of New Mexico and Southern Arizona. She leaves two daughters, Joy McGuckin and family and Jeanne D. Jones and family, all of Albuquerque: two sons, Buster Bill DeGraftenried of Silver City and Dee DeGraftenried of Deming: a brother, V. Johnston, and two sisters, Eula Locksa and Mildred Gaines, all of California: 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

DEGRAFTENRIED: Rosser P. DeGraftenried, 74, a former area cattleman who had resided in Deming for the past two years, died Saturday in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. He was part owner of the Deming Cattle Sales. DeGraftendried was a member of the New Mexico Cattlemen's Association; and member of the Good Shepherd Church in Deming. Survivors are his wife Mrs. Hattie Helen DeGraftendried of Deming; sons Buster Bill of Silver City and Dee of Deming; daughters, Joyce Rosslyn McGuckin of Albuquerque and Jeanne D. Sullivan of California; his sisters, Kittie Swetnam of Santa Fe and Tottie Skidmore of El Paso, TX.; a brother, Roy of Melrose, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of the Wheeler Mortuary with the Rev. Frank McPherson officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Deming.

DEHTAN: Funeral services for Harry LeRoy Dehtan, 71, of Willis, Texas, were to be held today at noon in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Mr. Robert Pulliam and Mr. W.R. Jones officiating. Interment was to follow in Houston National Cemetery with Cashner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dehtan was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Mineral Wells, Texas, and passed away Tuesday in Conroe, Texas. Mr. Dehtan was a member of Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Conroe and served as an elder for 25 years at University Drive Church of Christ in Portales. He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club in Portales. He was also a roofing contractor in Portales. An artist, he did still life oil paintings and wove Indian baskets. Mr. Dehtan was a veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors are his wife, Frances M. Dehtan of Willis; his sons and daughter-in-law, Harry LeRoy Dehtan Jr. and his wife, Beth Roiston Dehtan, of Livingston, Texas, and David Michael Dehtan of Silver City; his brother ---

DEISHER: Richard J Deisher, 75, of Hurley, who came to New Mexico from CO in 1938, died last Friday in Hillcrest General Hospital following an illness of several months. He was an employee of Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp until his retirement in 1957 and later was an attendance officer for the Cobre Consolidated School District, continuing in that position until his illness. The deceased was a member of the Hurley Community Church; Hurley Lodge No, 43, AF and AM; and Chapter No 43, Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Ernest Berkeley, Monday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. The Hurley Masonic Lodge held graveside services at the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers were Allard Bartlett, John Cooper, Dwight Houston, Ralph Jones, Alton Matthews and Richard Pearson. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ada Deisher, of Hurley; a daughter, Mrs. James E. Boone of Gunnison, CO; and a brother, Harry G. Deisher of Vista, CA.


DEITER: Charles Marion Deiter, 59, of Silver City, a retired plumber who had resided in this area for the past 30 years, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a native of Redfield, SD. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Deiter of Silver City; a son, Jerry Deiter, of Fort Wingate; two grandchildren; five brothers, Bill Deiter of Silver City, Clarence and John of Redfield, Walter of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Roy of Compton, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Elvira Shantz of Redfield. The Curtis Mortuary sent the remains to Albuquerque for cremation. A memorial service was held Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel by M. V. Mortensen of the Church of Christ Latter Day Saints.

DEJARNETT: Edward DeJarnett, 59, passed away Sunday after an extended illness. Mr. DeJarnett was born June 3, 1928 in Drumright, Okla. He was raised in Drumright and graduated from high school there. He attended East Central State College in Ada, Okla., and received his bachelor's degree in education from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. He did postgraduate work at ENMU at Denver University in Denver, Colo., the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Mr. DeJarnett spent 33 years as an educator. He taught at the primary and secondary levels, grades four through high school, as well as at the college level. He served at various levels in education, as a teacher and as an administrator, in Hobbs and Roswell from 1950-75. Mr. DeJarnett served as the director of instruction at the Silver Schools from 1975-78, then spent five years as assistant director of instruction with the Hobbs Municipal Schools from 1978-83. After his retirement in 1983, Mr. DeJarnett served----

DEJARNETT: Edward R. DeJarnett, 78, passed away Tuesday, April 18. Mr. DeJarnett, formerly of Houston, Tex., had been a resident of Silver City for the past three years. He was a member of the Veterans of World War I of Houston and the Houston chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fauchon Swanson of Las Vegas, NV, a son, Edward A. DeJarnett of Silver City, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Lena Clark. Funeral services were Thursday, April 20, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. J.G. McClelland of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was Saturday, April 22, in the Brookside Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

DE LA GARZA: Josephine De La Garza, 79, of Victoria, TX passed away Wednesday at her residence. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral home.

DELANCEY: Homer Albert DeLancey, 87, longtime resident of Grant County, died Sunday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DELANCEY: Margaret D. DeLancey, 73, a homemaker, entered into rest Friday at her residence in Hurley. She was born Feb. 5, 1920 in El Paso, Texas to Calvin and Alice May (Abel) Pierce. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church, United Church of Christ, and a member of the church's women's aid society. Funeral services will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Elver H. Hoefer, pastor of Hurley Community Church, will officiate. surviving relatives include her son, Michael J. DeLancey of Hurley; a daughter Carol D. Richards of Riverside, Calif.; her brothers, George Pierce of Las Cruces; a sister Ethel Justis of Castaic, Calif.; her grandchildren, Robyn Hoffman of Minneapolis and Lance Richards of Lancaster, Calif,; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband, Homer J. DeLancey. Serving as casket bearers will be Ralph Harshbarger, Tuck Hollimon, Guy Massey, Harold Cassell, Rob Hawkins and Randy Delany.

DELANEY: George V. Delaney, age 74, died January 16 in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Delaney was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on November 26, 1907, the son of Michael P. and Anna Welch Delany. He was a retired New York State Trooper and later the night manager for the student union at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque before retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Delany is survived by his wife, Evelyn; one son John Lee Delaney of California; two daughters Donna L. Doell of Macedona, New York, Patricia K. Jones of Las Cruces and five grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 19, in St. Francis Newman Center Catholic church under the direction of Rev. Fr. Vincent Caldron. Burial followed in Sunset Cemetery, Albuquerque. Arrangements by the Curtis- Bright Funeral Home.

DELANO: Franklin Delano, 50, died Friday afternoon in Silver City. Mr. Delano was born in Clarksburg, W. Va., but has lived in Grant County since 1969 and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Josephine of Tyrone, NM, one daughter Deloris Arredondo of Mount Pleasant, TX, four sons, Franklin Dean of Denver, Co, Michael Delano, U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, Jeffrey, U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, his mother, Dolly Delano of Clarksburg, W. Va., two sisters, Ruth Snider, Clarksburg, W. Va., Helen Noah of Rogers, Ark., two brothers, Paul Dean of Baltimore, Maryland, Willard Delano of Clarksburg, W.Va., four grandchildren, Samantha Dean, Nancy Dean, Michelle Dean and Nikki Dean. Services were held at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating at the service was John Bigley. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gene Lynn, Roger Gutierrez, Frank Holland, Gary Gregory, Joe Arrellano and Sammy Bencomo.

DELAROSA: Margarita De La Rosa, 90, longtime resident of Bayard passed away Sunday morning at the Hacienda De Salud nursing home in Silver City. Funeral arrangements were pending with Baca of Deming.

DELATORRE: Vicente S. De La Torre Jr., 35, died at his residence in Bayard on Sunday. He was born Jan. 16, 1959, and lived in Bayard his entire life. He was a 1978 graduate of Cobre High School and cherished his friendships and had a deep love of the outdoors. Survivors include his parents, Vicente and Sylvia (Sandoval) De LaTorre; three brothers, Joe of Bayard, Edward and his wife, Sally, of Morenci, Ariz., and David and his wife, Lupe of Tucson, Ariz.; and his sister Christina Benavidez, and her husband, David, of Bayard. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Alfredo and Blasa Sandoval of Palm Springs, Calif.; three nephews, Lalo and David De La Torre Jr. and James Benavidez; and two nieces Ashley Benavidez and Dolores De La Torre. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Deacon Johnny Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the same church .

DELGADO: Alcaria Fajardo Delgado, 82, of Silver City a lifelong resident of Grant County, entered into rest Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 2, 1913 in Hurley to Eligio and Prudencia Gonzales Fajardo. She was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Antonio F. Delgado and his wife, Emilia of Silver City and Eduardo F. Delgado and his wife, Margaret of Arenas Valley; four daughters, Anita Castillo and her husband, Ruperto of Silver City, Dora Ordonez and her husband, Arthur Ordonez Sr. of Silver City, Molly Dominguez and her husband, Luis Dominguez Sr. of Silver City, and Maria Montoya of Highlands, Calif.; a brother, Eduardo Fajardo and his wife, Juana of Silver City; 32 grandchildren; fifty -one great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio P. Delgado in 1964; a daughter, Senaida D. Lopez in 1990; and a grandson, Lorenzo Delgado in 1989.

DELGADO: Amy Denise Marie Delgado, age 2, died Saturday, November 3, in Albuquerque. Amy was born in Silver City and was a resident of Albuquerque. She is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Delgado of Albuquerque, a sister, Lorissa Delgado of Albuquerque, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luis Delgado, Jr., of Bayard, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ray, Sr. of Silver City and her great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luis Delgado, Sr., of Hanover, New Mexico. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 7, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Burial followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were Richard Ray, Steve Delgado, Ronnie Delgado and Belinda Delgado.

DELGADO: Antonio P. Delgado, 58, a lifelong Silver City resident, who had been in ill health for some time, died Saturday all Hillcrest General Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alcarta Delgado, of Silver City; two sons, Tony of Silver City and Eddie of Central; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Montoya, Mrs. Dora Ordonez, Mrs. Senaida Lopez, Miss Molly Delgado, all of Silver City; 14 grandchildren and three brothers and two sisters. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano held rosary services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel at the Curtis Bright Mortuary and at the funeral mass at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery.

DELGADO: Baldmer B. Delgado, 81, a lifelong resident of Reserve, passed away Monday at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1912, to Amado and Aciana (Benavidez) Delgado in Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Margarita Delgado of Reserve; three daughters, Consuelo Peralta and her husband, Patricio, of Silver City, Bernice Whetstine and her husband, Larry, of Springville, Ariz., and Hilda Kellar and her husband, James E. Kellar, of Reserve; two sons, Roderick Delgado and his wife, Alice, of Reserve, and Rogerio Delgado and his wife, Lucille, also of Reserve; a sister, Pablita Jiron of Silver City; 13 grandchildren, Mark Peralta, James "Pino" Peralta, Michelle Trujillo, James Kellar, Darcy Delgado, Shane Delgado, Pete Delgado, Bryan Delgado, Dawn Delgado, Rhonda Rios, Tara Kellar, Andrea King, and Kimberly Pope; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Narcy Delgado, in 1959. Visitation was Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Reserve. Funeral service -

DELGADO: Beatrice Eloisa Delgado, 84, of Lordsburg passed away Friday, Feb. 12, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Father Pedro Valdez, also at the church. Interment will be in Shakespeare Cemetery. Mrs. Delgado was born July 20, 1914, in Torreon, Cachila, Mexico. She was the daughter of Eulogio Figueroa and Clotilde Alvarado Figueroa. She was married to Jose L. Delgado on June 15, 1935, in Lordsburg. She is survived b} three daughters, Enedina Gonzales, Joann Fihleyy; and Manuela J. Rodriquez and her husband, Lupe, all of Lordsburg; two sons Lorenzo Delgado of Lordsburg and Mario Delgado of Playas; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Bailey of California, Esperanza Eaton of Lordsburg, am Ernestine Saucedo and her husband, Arturo, of Lordsburg; and two brothers Lours Figueroa and his wife Molly, of Las Cruces, and Ramon Figueroa ---

DELGADO: Bias Rodriguez Delgado, 52, a lifelong Grant County resident, entered eternal life Thursday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 3-5 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated there Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Paulus Kao, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery with military honors accorded by Grant County veterans. He was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Silver City to Esequiel Delgado and Francisca Rodriguez Delgado. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a heavy-equipment operator for the Grant County Road Department and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Consuelo, of the home; three sons, Bias Delgado Jr. and his wife, Patricia, with the U.S. Marine’s overseas, and Zeke Delgado and his wife. Mary Jane Aguirre and Alfred Delgado----

DELGADO: Ermelinda G. Delgado, 66, a longtime Silver City resident, died Saturday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1923, in Miami, Ariz.; was a member of the Catholic Church; and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery of Silver City with the Rev. Richard Lynch officiating. Survivors include her husband, Marcos Delgado of Silver City; one son, Santiago G. Delgado of Bayard; four daughters, Olivia D. Lujan, of Tucson, Ariz., Gloria D. Jurado and Mary D. Orrantia of Silver City, and Nellie D. Arias of Wichita Falls, Texas; and three sisters, Elvira Sowers of San Bernardino, Calif., and Stella and Maria. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DELGADO: Death Monday in Silver City General hospital claimed Esquibel Delgado 37, Santa Rita, who until his health failed, had been employed for some years as a miner in Grant County. The deceased was born in Mexico, coming to the United States with his parents as a child. He is survived by his widow and four children, Margarito, Rosario, Maria Louisa and Blaz; two sisters, Mrs. Guadalupe Morales, Santa Rita, and Mrs. Trinidad Esqueda, El Paso and two brothers, Louis, Santa Rita, and Juan, Wilmington, Calif. Funeral services were held in Santa Rita Catholic church Wednesday at 5pm and burial took place in the Hanover cemetery, directed by Cox funeral mortuary.

DELGADO: Frances Rodriguez Delgado died at Ft. Bayard Medical Center Jan. 7. She was born March 21, 1906 in Encisco, TX. She is survived by two sons, Pete Delgado and Blas Delgado, both from Bayard; four daughters, Mrs. Felipe " Rosie " Becerra of Hanover, Mary Martinez, Martha Delgado, and Martina Delgado all of Central; 18 grandchildren , 1 great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Rosary was in the Wheeler Chapel. Mass was celebrated Monday in the Holy Family Church in Hanover. Burial followed at the Hanover Cemetery. Pallbearers included Andy Becerra. Robert Delgado, Daniel Delgado, Paul Delgado, Michael Delgado, Rudy Delgado. Services are under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DELGADO: Mrs. Guadalupe P. Delgado 72, died at her home in Silver City, Saturday. Rosary was held at the family home, 1401 N. Gold St Monday evening, followed by 9 a.m. mass at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic church Tuesday by Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are two daughter Mrs. Rosalia Ponce, Silver City; Mrs. Julia Mitchell, Tucson, and four sons, Gregorio, Tucson; Gonzalo and Antonio, Silver City, and Marcos, Lordsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Cruz Guerna in CA: , and Mrs. Zerapia Pena, Silver City and three brothers, Juan Pena, Lordsburg, Fernando Pena, Uvalde Tex., and Martin Pena, Silver City.

DELGADO: Jose Delgado, 87, died Monday evening at his home in Santa Rita where he had lived for 33 years. Born in Mexico, March 19, 1860 he came to Santa Rita in 1914 where he was employed at the Kennecott Copper corporation from 1914 to 1934 in the capacity of trackman, dumpman, and crusher. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Guadalupe Morales of Santa Rita; Mrs. Trinidad D. Esqueda of El Paso; two sons: Juan of Wilmington, Calif, and Louis of Santa Rita; a brother, Pablo, of Los Angeles; and one sister, Canuta D. Lopez, of Santa Rita. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral will be held from the Santa Rita Catholic Church this afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev Father Pedro Ruiz officiating. Interment will take place in Hanover cemetery with Cox Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

DELGADO: Lorenzo Jose Delgado, 20, a lifetime Silver City resident, died Sunday morning in the University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque following an automobile accident. He was born March 28, 1968 in Silver City and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1-5 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be at 8 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian burial will be there Thursday afternoon at 1. The Rev. Richard Lynch will officiate and interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Anita Delgado; a sister, Molly Dominguez; two nephews, Louis Dominguez Jr. and Eric Dominguez; and two nieces, Brenda and Janette Dominguez, all of Silver City. Casket bearers will be Louis Dominguez Jr., Arthur Ordonez, Tony Delgado, David Villagran, Alfred Goldsmith Jr., and Robert Lopez. Honorary bearers will be Robert Wright and Edward Delgado.

DELGADO: Luis L Delgado Sr. of Hanover, away peacefully Tuesday Dec. 14, at his home, at the age of 94. Calling hours are being held from noon to 3 today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A vigil service begins at 7 p.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Mass of the resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Officiating will be Father Virgilio Flores. Burial will follow at Hanover Cemetery in Turnerville. Mr. Delgado was born July 5, 1905, in Penjamo, Mexico, to Joe Lopez and Jesusita Delgado He was owner and operator of a butane company. Mr. Delgado is survived by four sons, Luis Delgado Jr. an wife, Mary, of Bayard, Mo-- Delgado of Bayard, David Delgado and wife, Barbara of Bayard, and Joe Delgado and wife, Rachel, of Silver City; five daughters, Nora Sedillos and husband, Reynaldo, of Las Cruces, Lupe Duran of Silver City, Teresa Galindo and husband Manuel, of Bayard Genevieve Ramos and husband, Gilbert, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Carol Monies ----

DELGADO: Marcos P. Delgado, 78, a lifelong resident of Santa Clara, entered life eternal Friday morning at his residence. He was horn July 21, 1918, in Silver City to ‘the late Marcos and Guadalupe (Peña) Delgado. Mr. Delgado was a retired miner and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Calling hours will begin at 3 Wednesday afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7 in the evening. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Vincent’s with the Rev. Rod Garvey officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include four daughters, Olivia Lujan and her husband, Horacio, and Mary Orrantia and her husband, Rito, all of Tucson. Ariz., Gloria Jurado and her husband, Elfido, of Silver City, and Nellie Arias and her husband, Joe, of Wichita Falls, Texas; a son, Santiago Delgado, and his wife, Rebecca, of Hurley.

DELGADO: Marcos Delgado. 76, a resident of Santa Clara, died this morning at his home. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

DELGADO: Martha Ogas Delgado, 84, a resident of Hanover, entered into rest Monday at her residence. She was born April 25, 1910, in Gila to Jorge and Rafaela Ogas. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Luis L. Delgado of the home; four sons, Luis Delgado, Jr. and his wife, Mary, Moy Delgado and his wife, Rachael, all of Bayard; five daughters, Nora Sedillos and her husband, Reynaldo, of Las Cruces, Lily Duran and her husband, Alex, of Silver City, Teresa Galindo and her husband, Manuel, of Bayard, Genevieve Ramos and her husband, Benny, of Silver City; and two brothers; Tomas Ogas of Central and Cipriano Ogas of Santa Rita. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Lucille Delgado of Bayard, the surviving wife of her deceased son, Richard Delgado; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Calling hours will be from 2-4p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard.

DELGADO: Martha Rodriguez Delgado, 50, a lifelong Grant County resident, entered eternal life Friday at her home in Bayard. Visitation will he held this afternoon from 3-5 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated there Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Paulus Kao, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. She was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Silver City to Esequiel Delgado and Francisca Rodriguez Delgado. She was a Nurse Tech II at Fort Bayard Medical Center and was a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church. Survivors include her companion, Valente Gutierrez of the home; two daughters, Betty Ochoa and her husband, Ramon, of Bayard, and Margie Delgado and Guillermo “Chapo” Chavez of Santa Clara; a brother, Pete Delgado, and his wife, Angie, of Bayard; two sisters, Martina Villalva and her husband, Refugio ----

DELGADO: Death Monday claimed Nicolas L Delgado, 52, Bayard at his home. He had been ill for some time. The deceased was born in Mexico, and came to the United States at the age of 16. In recent years he had been employed by Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation. Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Pabla Hernandez Delgado, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at Santa Rita Catholic church Wednesday, at 4pm conducted by the Rev Fr P---- Interment was in the Hanover cemetery directed by the Cox Mortuary.

DELGADO: In a Christmas Eve stabbing affray in the yard of a home at 12 and Gold Ave., Silver City, Pablo Delgado died instantly Tuesday abut 10 pm, when the blade of a knife wielded by an assailant pierced his heart. Officers summoned to the scene arrested Francisco Guevara, 43 and jailed him as the alleged slayer. A third man, Antonio Delgado, was taken to the hospital for treatment of knife wounds received in the fight.
Jealousy over a woman was the motive officers said, after questioning Guevara and Antonio Delgado. Justice of the Peace Andrew Rauglan ordered an inquest today at which witnesses were expected to give evidence, piecing together the story of the tragedy. The body of the victim was taken to Cox Mortuary where funeral arrangements were pending. Delgado was unmarried.

DELGADO: Raymond Puentes Delgado, 45, of Bayard passed away Thursday, Feb. 4 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 5, 1953, in Silver City to Richard and Lucille Puentes Delgado. Mr. Delgado was employed as a computer technician for the Cobre Consolidated School District and was a veteran of the .U.S. Army, honorably discharged in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Kathie; two daughters, Marcella Teran and her husband, Danny Ray, of Anchorage,, Alaska, and Erika Trujillo of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Vanessa Lechuga, and her husband, Luie, of Hurley; his mother Lucille Delgado of Bayard three brothers, , Ralph Delgado of Tucson; Ariz., Randy Delgado and his wife, Annette of Phoenix, and Richard Delgado Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and a sister, Priscilla Barela, and her husband, Eddie, of Bayard. Other survivors include three grandchildren, and 'numerous nieces, uncles aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ogas D

DELGADO: Reynaldo “Junior” Delgado, 33, a resident of Deming, passed away Wednesday, July 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. Visitation was held Sunday evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service was held today at 10 in the morning at River of Life Church with the Rev. Jerrold Lawson, pastor, officiating. The concluding service and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Delgado was born Nov. 17, 1964, in Deming to Reynaldo P. Delgado Sr. and Elena Milo. He was a graduate of Deming High School. He married Michelle Saenz on Aug. 31, 1991, and was employed by Phelps Dodge Corp. in Hurley. He attended the River of Life Church and was a dedicated and loving father. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Delgado, two daughters, Gabrielle Monique De1g~ido and Danielle Rae Delgado, his parents, Reynaldo P. Delgado Sr. and Elena M. Delgado, and two sisters, Lenny Piñeda and Linda Morales, all of Deming; and many friends and family members. Pallbearers were Julio Gonzales, Raul Ma ------

DELGADO: Reynaldo P. Delgado Sr., 73, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 Sunday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming, and the prayer vigil will begin at 7 that evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday afternoon at 3 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Catanach officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Delgado was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Hurley to Jesus and Victoria Placencio Delgado. He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1944 to July 1946, and then worked with the city of Deming for 25 years, retiring in 1989. He was very dedicated to his children and grandchildren. Mr. Delgado was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, and had been active in the St. Ann's Men's Club. He is survived by his wife, Elena M. Delgado of Deming; two daughters, Leonor Pineda and Erlinda D. Morales of Deming; a daught---

DELK: Mrs. Annie Flury Delk, 95, member of pioneer ranching family died at Fort Bayard Medical Center Wednesday evening, Jan. 4. Mrs. Delk was born on the family homestead 5 miles east of Silver City June 25, 1888 to Christian and Anna Flury who had immigrated to this country from Switzerland in 1872. On July 16, 1916 she married George Delk and together they homesteaded and put together a ranch in the Santa Rita mountain range. Mr. Delk died in 1940 and she kept the ranch together with the help of her son until1949, when he bought her out and she returned to her birthplace and lived out the remainder of her life in partners on the Club Ranch with her late sister Maggie Franks. She held a life membership in Martha Chapter No. 57 Order of Eastern Star of Arenas Valley, Honorary member of the Copper Cowbelles and a member of the New Mexico Farm Bureau. Mrs. Delk is survived by her son Forrest Delk of Santa Rita; two daughters, Dee Johnson of Arenas Valley and Aloha Burris of Silver City; eight grandchildren -----

DELK: Forrest Delk, 78, passed away Monday. He was born Apnl 23, 1917, to George and Annie Delk on the family ranch east of Santa Rita. He attended schools in Lampbright Canyon and Santa Rita, and graduated from Silver High School in 1934. In the years following, he played football under Coach Ray Branchean at State Teachers College in Silver City until the death of his father in January 1940, when he assumed management of the family ranch. He served as director of the Silver City Fourth of July Rodeo in the late `40s and early `50s. He served two terms as Grant County commissioner in the late `5Os and early `60s, and served on the Grant Soil and Water Conservation Board for 15 years. Mr. Delk married Gertrude Twiss in January 1945 and they raised three children on the family ranch east of Santa Rita. Mr. and Mrs. Delk celebrated their 51st anniversary in January. He had a close relationship with Masonry. He joined Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44 in 1940, served as worshipful master in 1945 and w -----

DELMARGE: Mrs. Nannie Miller Delmarge, 85, mother of Mrs. Janie-- McAlpine, who had resided in Silver City for 30 years, died last Friday, following an illness, of two months. She was born in Lock Hayen? , PA, Feb. 7, 1861. Surviving besides her daughter, is a son, J. B. Yearick, Los Angeles, who attended his mother’s funeral, private services being held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Sunday afternoon

DELOACH-SNOBERGER: Nancy Lou Snoberger, 61, formerly Nancy L. DeLoach of Silver City, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Boise, Idaho. Ms. Snoberger was born April 19, 1937, in Caballo to C.L. and LaVeda Bateman of Hot Springs. She is survived by her children, Mike DeLoach and Mark DeLoach of Colorado Springs, CO, Lea DeLoach of Mimbres, and Traci Russell of Boise; her siblings, Dorothy Dodd of San Diego and Gene Bateman of Spokane,WA; her aunt, Martha Bateman of Silver City; 14 grandchildren, Jeremy DeLoach of San Diego, Christina and Joshua DeLoach of Colorado Springs, Jasper Gary of Moreno Valley, Calif., Giles and Caleb Gary of Mimbres, Crystal, Can and Candice Russell of Boise, John and Jenny DeLoach of Colorado Springs, Ryan Gaudette of Colorado Springs, Mark Francis DeLoach of Toledo, Ohio, and Matthew DeLoach of Colorado Springs; and a great-great-grandchild, Tyler DeLoach of Colorado Springs. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at The Church of the WildWood in Colorado Springs.

DELPH: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Delph, 43, passed away Tuesday at her home in Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Enman Delph; mother, Mrs. Nora M. O'Neill; father, James T. O'Neill, Grand Junction, CO; sister, Mrs. Russell Miller, Oceola, Iowa; three step-sons, Edward, Silver City; Dean, serving in the Army and James, Dixon, IL, and a daughter, Ruth, Silver City. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 Friday at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church, followed by burial in the Silver City cemetery.

DELTIN: Emma Eleanor Deltin, of 200 Swan St., Silver City passed away at Hillcrest General Hospital. She lived in Silver City for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. Deltin is survived by her husband, Victor Deltin of Silver City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Maurice Granger, also of Silver City, and Mrs. Ted Zembelt of Mt. Clemens, Michigan; three sons, Robert Bertossi, Richard Bertossi, and Rodger Bertossi, Michigan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sept. 3 at the Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Richmeyer conducting. Arrangements were handled by The Wheeler Funeral Home.

DELTIN: Victorio G. Deltin, 89, passed away Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Deltin was a native of Italy, and had been a resident of Silver City for many years. Survivors include his wife, Leona Deltin of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Maurice Granger of Silver City; and his stepson and daughter, Marvin and Eloise Volkert, also of Silver City. Graveside services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Louise Gordon of the First Presbyterian Church presiding. Family members selected Curtis. Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

DeLUNA: German Esqueda DeLuna, 77, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 10. He was born March 5, 1921, in Santa Rita to Joaquin and Rosalia (Esqueda) DeLuna. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1979 after 28 years of service. He was a strong supporter of the local labor movement and was an active member of United Steelworkers of America Local 890, having served as financial secretary for several years. He served his country during World War II, in the 2509th Army Air Force Base Unit, from Oct. 8, 1942, to Feb. 21, 1 946. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of American Legion Post 46 in Hurley. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Baca’s. Funeral Chapels with the prayer service at 7. The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Pastor Ralph Rueda Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by local veterans groups.

DeLUNA: Mrs. Graciela Duran DeLuna, 34-year-old wife of German DeLuna if Central, died Saturday at Bataan Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque. Mrs. DeLuna had been a resident of Grant County for 16 years. Other survivors are eight sons ranging front two to 16 years of age, George, Gerald, German, Jr., Gilbert. Gabriel, Xavier, Michael and Richard, all of Central; her mother, Mrs. Guadalupe Duran of Aguas Caliente, Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Imelda Manrisano and Miss Socorro Duran of Aguas Caliente and Mrs. Teresa Sitlas of Los Angeles, CA; five brothers, Xavier Duran and Efren Duran of Wilmington, Calif.; and Humberto, Raymundo and Jose Duran, all of Aguas Caliente; and her grandmother, Mrs. Felicitas Lopez of Mexico City, Mexico. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, with mass in the Central Catholic Church and burial in the Hanover Cemetery.

DeLUNA: Daniel D. DeLuna, infant son of Jerry and Gloria DeLuna of Central, died Wednesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. A private family funeral service was held today at 2 p.m. in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DeLUNA: Gilbert DeLuna, resident of Bayard died this morning in an automobile accident. Funeral services are pending at the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MADRID: Thomas Madrid, Deming died Thursday afternoon in Mimbres Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries suffered Tuesday when he was run down by a breakaway horse. Police reported that the horse was being ridden north of the new railroad bridge about 9:45 a.m. by Hector Torres, and by his brother, Anthony, when the horse started bucking. Anthony was bucked off and Hector dismounted and the horse broke away, running behind the Torres house, said police. Mr. Madrid was crossing a road and threw up his arms to scare the horse, which hit him in the chest, police reported. He was taken to the hospital. Mr. Madrid was born May 31, 1892 in Hillsboro, and had lived in New Mexico all his life. He had been a resident of Deming since 1925. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Monday at. 10 a.m. at Mahoney’s Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery. Funeral services had been delayed pending the arrival of a son, Thomas, from Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, sister, of ----

DEMING: Robert E. Deming, 87 a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Deming was a retired insurance agent of the Businessmen’s Assurance Co. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Deming of Pasadena, Calif.; a son, Robert F. Deming of Lisle, IL; a daughter, Millicent Reynolds of La Canada, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Memorial services for Mr. Deming were conducted this morning at 10at the Episcopal Church of The Good Sheppard with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation of New Mexico. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DEMOTT: Mrs. Emily DeMott, a former resident of Silver City, died recently in Denver, where she had resided for the past 14 years. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Irene E. Mertz, of San Pablo, Calif., and three sons, Arthur L. DeMott, Virginia Beach, Va.; Lawrence and William J. Ross, both of Kingman, Ariz. Burial took place at Denver.

DUMOULIN: Services were held at the Curtis Chapel Saturday for Mrs. Sadie C. DuMoulin, 75, a member of the Hillcrest General Hospital ‘nursing staff until five years ago. Cremation followed. A native of Springfield, Mo., the deceased was the widow of the late Walter DuMoulin, who preceded her in death. Other survivors are Mrs. N. D. Frazin, Silver City, a sister; a son, Walter, Ajo, Ariz.; a brother, Edward B. Cooper, Springfield, Mo., and a number of nieces and nephews.

DEMPSEY: Charles N. Dempsey, 81, passed away Friday. He was a resident of Hurley. He was an avid lover of golf, and a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Elks Club. He is survived by his wife, Alta Dempsey; daughters, Nancy Maccarrone and Collette Schneider; and grandchildren, Michelle and Charlie Maccarrone, and Kristee and Brindi Schneider. Mr. Dempsey will lie in state Sunday from noon until 9 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon and Futrell Funeral Home at the Alps location in El Paso, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Kaster-Maxon and Futrell Alps Chapel with the Rev. Ben Hodge officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in El Paso. Arrangements are by Kaster-Maxon and Futrell Funeral Home in El Paso.

DEMPSEY: Mrs. Freda Dempsey, 79, pioneer of Silver City, died the past week at Resthaven Nursing Home, where she has been a patient for a year. Mrs. Dempsey was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., and came to Mogollon with her family at the age of five years. She attended the Normal School in Silver City, now Western New Mexico University, making her home with the Schiff family during that period. She was married, Dec. 21, 1904, to O. P. M. Dempsey, and the couple came to Silver City to reside in 1917. Mr. Dempsey preceded his wife in death a year ago. The deceased was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and was active in the Altar Guild and the Martha Guild. During World War II Mrs. Dempsey volunteered as a nurse’s aide and served in that capacity for many years at Hillcrest General Hospital until her retirement in 1957. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Delma Rouse of Hurley; a son, Charles M. Dempsey of Hurley; and two grandchildren.

DEMPSEY: Jack Franklin Dempsey, 80, of Deming, the father of Rex Dempsey of Hurley, died Sunday afternoon at the Mimbres Memorial Hospital, Deming. A native of Ft. Scott, KS, the deceased was a former Grant County resident since 1945 and had been employed by the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors other than the son include a daughter, Mrs. Tom Hardigan of Deming; two brothers, Floyd of Los Angeles CA., and Patrick of Tucson, AZ, a sister Clara Whetchel of Los Angeles; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

DEMPSEY: Mrs. Jean Dempsey mother of Rex Dempsey of Hurley died Saturday in an El Paso hospital. She had lived in Deming for 35 years. Survivors, besides her son, are her husband Jack Dempsey, a daughter, Mrs. Ray Hartigan, and her mother Mrs. Grace Tiffany all of Deming. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Mahoney Funeral home with burial in Mountain View cemetery.

DEMPSEY: New Mexico mourns the death of Congressman John J. Dempsey, 78, who died Tuesday night in a Washington hospital after a brief illness. He was completing his seven term in congress and had previously served two terms as Governor of New Mexico. During the Roosevelt administration he served as Under Secretary of the Interior and also for a short period was Chairman of the U.S. Maritime Commission. Congressman Dempsey had an outstanding record in the National House of Representatives and was one of its leading members. He had filed March 4 for re-nomination and election to an eighth term this year. The Democratic State Central Committee will select the party's candidate whose name will go on the ballot at the November election. Surviving are his wife and two daughters. Congressman Dempsey and family had resided in Santa Fe for many years. He came to New Mexico from New York 30 years ago.

DEMPSEY: Oliver P. Dempsey, 85, a pioneer of Grant County, died Monday at Resthaven Nursing Home. He located in Mogollon many years ago and after residing in Silver City, went to Arizona where he served as postmaster at Klondike for 11 years, when he retired and returned to Hurley. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Freda Dempsey; a son, C. N. Dempsey; daughter, Mrs. Jeff Rouse, and two grandchildren, residing in Hurley. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church conducting the rites. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

DENDY: Thomas W. Dendy, 73, who had been a resident of Silver City for the past 2 years, died last Friday at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard. He was a veteran of World War I, and a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. The deceased was a past commander of the Silver City. American Legion Post; past Chef De Garre of the 40 & 8; and was Boy Scout advisor to Geronimo District of the Yucca Council. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edna Dendy of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Bristow and Mrs. Lorraine Brady, both of Phoenix five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Craker of Los Angeles; Mrs. Dorothy MacDonald of San Rafael, Calif., and Mrs. Ellen Oehl of Burbank, Ca; and two brothers, Jess Dendy and Joe Dendy of Los Angeles. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church conducted funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Internment was in the mausoleum at Memory Lane Cemetery with military honors.

DENNEY: George H. Denney, 74, a resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born Oct. 11, 1920 to Oscar T. and Bernice (Hurdle) Denney in Como, Texas. He was a captain in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Mr. Denney attended Rice University in Houston. He married Margaret McCoy on Jan. 17, 1942 in Hanover. He and his wife owned and operated Commercial Bookkeeping Services in Grant County since 1951. He is survived by a son, Mike Denney, and his wife, Christine, of Las Cruces; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret McCoy Denney on April 27, 1994 and by a son, Thomas Lee Denney in 1981. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with Pastor Don Atchley officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

DENNEY: Margaret McCoy Denney, 72, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1921, to Eddie Lee and Vera (Blackwood) McCoy in Vaughn. She married George H. Denney on Jan. 17, 1942, in Hanover. For 16 years, Mrs. Denney worked for Commercial Book Service with her husband. Her family was her pride and joy and the most important part of her life. She is survived by her husband, George H. Denney of Silver City; a son, Mike Denney, and his wife Christine, of Las Cruces; a sister, Betty Johnson and her husband, Ray W. Johnson of Deming; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Lee Denney, in 1981. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Don Atchley of Faith Baptist Church to officiating. Family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

DENNEY: Thomas Lee Denney died Aug. 11, in Chicago, IL. Mr. Denney was born Jan. 23, 1943, son of George H. and Margaret Ann Denney. He graduated from Silver High School in 1961 and attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1966 and his law degree in 1969. Mr. Denney was an active member of the American Bar Association and had recently been appointed the Vice-Chairman of the Life Insurance Commission of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Denney also held the position of Vice-President and General Counsel of Health Services Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by two sons, Thomas and Lee Denney, both of Evanston, IL, his parents, George H. and Margaret A. Denney of Silver City; one brother, Michael, Silver City. Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Atchley of the Bible Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DENNIS: Mrs. Cora Hickman Dennis, 76, who never fully regained consciousness since being over come with gas last January 14, died April 28 in a Tucson hospital. Her husband, Tom Dennis, died the same day that the couple was found. Both were overcome by fumes escaping from a gas heater. Mrs. Dennis was a student nurse at Hotel Dieu in El Paso over 50 years ago. Mr. Dennis was a brother of George Dennis, Sr. who worked for the El Paso Herald and Times before his death a few years ago. Both were frequent visitors in El Paso and in Silver City. Cora Hickman Dennis was born in Mankato, Kansas and at the age of two months came West with her family over the old Santa Fe Trail. The Hickman’s lived in Luna Valley, N.M., and then went to Phoenix in 1885. They returned about a year later to make their home at Hickman Springs, near Pinos Altos. Cora Hickman and Tom Dennis were married August 17, 1898 in Pinos Altos. In 1907 the Dennis family went to Tempe, Ariz. In 1930 they moved to Tucson-----

DENNIS: Mary Dennis, the former. Mary Ellen Clark, longtime resident of Luna County and a native New Mexican, died Friday, Sept. 16 in. Las Cruces. She was born six miles south of Riverside on the Gila River May 30, 1904 and had been a resident of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Las Cruces since February 1982. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael S. Dennis, in 1962. Mrs. Dennis is survived by her husband, Stanley also a resident of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. They were married in Silver City Feb. 10, 1928. Mrs. Dennis is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stanley Jr. and Betty Dennis, of Tulsa, OK and her daughter and, son-in-law, Carol and John Sweem of Las Cruces. Also surviving are six granddaughters, Deborah Laws of Playas, Pam VanVekoven of Las Cruces, Sharon Coble of Playas, Kim Davis of Las Cruces, Jennette Davis of Lubbock, Texas and Debbie Sweem of Las Cruces; three great granddaughters, Jennifer VanVekoven, Erin Laws and Brittany Coble.

DENNIS: Mrs. Neomi Dennis, wife of the Rev. B. M. Dennis, of Truth or Consequences died Monday Dec 14. She is survived by her mother, son Donald Wayne, and her husband. The Rev. J. Dennis was pastor of the First Methodist Church in Silver City about eight years ago:

DENNIS: Funeral services for Samuel Lockhart Dennis of Hurley, who died last Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Hinman Mortuary chapel. Rev. George Warren officiated. Graveside services at the Masonic Cemetery were conducted by members of the Hurley Masonic Lodge. The deceased, who had lived in Hurley for the past 27 years, had been in ill health for some time and died at his home following an illness of several weeks. He operated a garage just outside of Hurley on the Bayard road. Born Sept. 16, 1891, he is survived by his widow, Ethel Dennis; a son, Ronny; two stepsons, Leon and Fred Teague of Hanover; two brothers, W.R. Dennis of Durant, Okla. and B.A. Dennis of Baytown, TX; and two sisters, Mr. T.D. Andrews of Port Arthur, Tex. and Mrs. I.V. Powers, Genoa, Tex.

DENNIS: William Edward Dennis, 82, died Friday morning at his residence in Hurley. Dennis was born in Oklahoma, but was a long time resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife, Dula Fay Dennis of Hurley; three daughters, Evelyn Bailey of Seligman, AZ, Joyce Helton and Billie Jean Williamson, both of Bayard; one stepdaughter, Claudine Boswell of Miami, AZ; two sisters, Virgie Avant of Kenefie, Ok, Cella Moody of Oklahoma City, Ok; one brother, J.T. Porter of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Miller of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were Denny Lee Bailey, Robert Helton, Arnold Acosta Jr, Billy Ray Williamson, Elzie Avant and Jimmy Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were George Helton, Bobby Williamson, Howard Bailey and Cecil Boswell. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DENTLER: James Dentler, 62, a resident of San Diego, died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending.

DENTON: Lucy T. Denton, 59, a lifelong resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Denton was born Oct. 28, 1934, in Hanover to Anselmo Telles. She was a homemaker and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Survivors include a son, David Denton, and his wife, Annabelle, of Silver City; a daughter, Elizabeth Denton of Bayard; two brothers, Santiago Telles and his wife, Aurora, of Mamouth, Ariz., and Miguel Telles and his wife, Lupe, of Prescott, Ariz., two sisters, Teresa Barraza and her husband, Jose, of El Paso, Texas, and Margarita Galaviz of Bayard; a sister-in-law, Leona Telles; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rufina and Socorro, and a brother, Anselmo Telles. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels where the evening vigil service will follow at 7 with the Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church.

DERBYSHIRE: Mrs. Leona H Derbyshire, 87; who had resided In Grant County 79 years, died at Resthaven Nursing Home Dec. 23. She was the widow of Chancey L Derbyshire, who for many years was manager of The Santa Rita Store Company when it was operated by the Chino Copper Company. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Interment was in the Pinos Altos Cemetery were her husband was buried. Included In the survivors are nephews: Laurence Hickman of Durango, Colo.; Merle Hickman of Santa Rita, Ben Hickman of Hurley, Donald Hickman of Albuquerque, Herbert Herman of Silver City, Cecil Stephens of Silver City, Arnold Herman Of Benson, AZ, Leslie Herman of Phoenix and Marvin Dennis, Phoenix, Mrs. A. 0. Stokes of Ajo, AZ, Mrs. Amy Thurber of Albuquerque, Mrs. Al Whitney Dennis of Phoenix, Miss Mar. Dennis of Phoenix, Miss Margaret Hickman of Silver City and Mrs. Nance Farmer of Phoenix.

DESJARDINS: Beverly Lanise DesJardins, 36, entered life eternal Friday at her residence in Silver City. She was born Oct. 17, 1955 in Dalton, GA, to Lamar and Sybil McCurdy Headrick. She was a Protestant by faith, and was a loving wife and mother. A funeral service was conducted at 10 this morning at Mountain View Mortuary in Mesa, Ariz. Interment was a Mountain View Memorial Gardens, where she was laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Fred "D.J." DesJardins; four sons, John, Samuel, Thomas and Timothy DesJardins; and two daughters, Heather and Judith DesJardins, all of the home. Other survivors are her father, Lamar Headrick of Springerville, Ariz.; two brothers, Jerome Headrick of Tempe, Ariz., and Nathan Headrick of Apache Junction, Ariz; and a sister, Pamela Larson, also of Apache Junction. Local arrangements were entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


DESOTO: Peggy K. DeSoto was called to her celestial home from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital. She was born Marion Alda Kelsey on May, 31, 1941. She was a lifetime resident of Silver City and a graduate of Western High School. She enjoyed a varied life as a surgical licensed practical nurse and retired from Gila Regional Medical Center after 21 years, to continue her loving care of friends and loved ones. Ms. DeSoto belonged to several charitable groups and community organizations. She loved the beauty God created around her. She appreciated the life she was allowed to live, and the privilege of caring those in need. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Harold H. and Alice C. Kelsey. She is survived by two loving children, Ferell DeSoto and LaVerne Blackburn, both of Silver City; a twin sister, Meg Hofmiester of Tucson; and two brothers, Jay Kelsey of Tucson and Pat Kelsey of Mimbres. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Billy, Jimmy, Tyler and Chrystal Blackburn and Tanner DeSoto. Her --

DETWEILER: Gary Joseph Detweiler, 3l, died Sunday after a long illness in Houston, Texas. He was a financial analyst at First City Bank in Houston and was a l984 graduate of Western New Mexico University. He was past president of the Newman Club and was a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center in Silver City. He is survived by his parents, Lynn and Mary Detweiler of Silver City; four sisters, Diana Tully and her husband, Tom, of Wellesley, Mass., Elaine McKinney and her husband, Walt, of McKinney, Texas, Mary Lynne Detweiler of San Diego, Calif., and Teresa Detweiler, stationed in Puerto Rico; two brothers, Kenneth Detweiler and his wife, Dolores, of Winnemucca, Nev., and Carl Detweiler and his wife, Diane, of Farmington; and Billy Rodriguez, a close friend. Mass of the Resurrection will be at l0 a.m. Monday in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Bill Mayer as celebrant. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Detweiler, Carl Detweiler, Billy Rodriguez ---

DETWEILER: Kenneth "Lynn" Detweiler, 81, passed away Sunday at his residence... Mr. Detweiler was a resident of Silver City for the last 50 years. He owned and operated Briggs Appliance Store in Silver City from 1946-80. He was a member of the Lions Club in Silver City, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Mary M.. Detweiler of Silver City; his children, Mary Lynn Detweiler of Santa Barbara, Calif., Diana Tally and her husband, Tom of Wellesley, MA, Elaine McKtimey of McKinney, TX, Ken Detweiler and his wife, Dolores, of Winnemucca, NV , Carl Detweiler and his wife., Diane of Winnemucca, and Teresa Marshall and her husband, Dan, of San Diego; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Detweiler was preceded in death by his son Gary Detweiler, in December 1988. Funeral services were to be held today at the St. Francis Newman Center, with the funeral procession departing Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 9:30 am. Internment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

DETWEILER: Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Detweiler left Tuesday for Beatrice, NE to attend funeral services for Mrs. B.L. Detweiler who died at her home Monday, She was 86.

DEVER: Final rites were held yesterday at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Benton S. Dever, 86, who died Tuesday morning at, Hillcrest General Hospital. The deceased had been a resident of Silver City for the past 33 years and was a retired miner. Survivors include his widow, a daughter Mrs. A. E. Fink, Kirkland, AZ, and a brother, John Dever, Grand Island, NE. The Rev. Wayne Douglas, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiated and interment was at the City cemetery.

DEVER: Mrs. Katie C. Dever, 82, pioneer resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at Rest haven Home, after a long illness. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Alcianda Sink of Cave Creek, Arizona. Private graveside funeral services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Silver City cemetery. Burial will be under direction of the Curtis mortuary.

DEVILBISS: Martha Nell DeVilbiss, 56, a lifetime Animas area resident, died Monday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will begin at 9 Thursday morning at the Valley View Community Church in Cotton City. Funeral services will follow at 10 with Brad Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Cotton City. A complete obituary will appear in the next addition of the Silver City Daily Press. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

DEVONKEL: Sister Valeria Devonkel of Saint Mary's Interparochial School passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday morning following a prolonged illness. She was 69. Rosary was held at St. Mary's chapel Wednesday at 7 p.m., and funeral mass will be sung Thursday at 9 and 9:30 a.m. Sister Devonkel will be buried at Concordia, Kansas.

DEWALD: Michael J. Dewald Jr., 15, of Bayard entered into eternal rest. He was born Jan. 9 in Silver City to Michael and Denise (Ruthe) Dewald. He was Catholic by faith and a student at La Plata Middle School. He was an active young man with a profound love of sports. He is survived by his parents, Michael J. and Denise Dewald of the home; his brother, Christopher Dewald, also of the home; and his sister, Kimberly Zamora, and her husband, Robert and their children, Robert and Samantha Lea, all of El Paso, Texas. A prayer vigil will be held Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting the rosary. The memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Paulus Kao presiding. At the family's request, cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

DEWEERD: Jacob Jack DeWeerd, 86, entered life eternal Monday evening a Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 15 1910, and moved here from Texas in 1986. Mr. DeWeerd was a retired attorney and a grand knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was a communicant of St. Francis Newman Center. He served as a petty officer second class with the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include one niece, Barbara Wojtulewicz of Farmington; a grandniece, Anne Madrid, and her husband, George, also of Farmington; and several dear friends, Yolanda Barrera, Ruth Figart, and Ben and Barbara Creech, all of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise De Weerd. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels

DENZELL: Mrs. Katherine E. Denzell, 87, passed away Wednesday, No ----

DIAZ: Abelardo C. "Abe" Diaz, 74, a retired ranch hand and resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Wednesday at his residence. He was born April 30, 1919, in Tucson, AZ to the late Antonio and Antonia (Cruz) Diaz. A Roman Catholic by faith and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, he was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. Mr. Diaz served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific. Calling hours will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include a brother, Angel C. Diaz of Safford, Ariz., a sister, Maria Munoz of Tucson, Ariz.; his longtime companion, Juanita S. Rodriguez of Silver City; and several ----

DIAZ: Anna Mendoza Diaz, 26, died April 3 in Silver City. Mrs. Diaz was born in Silver City and was a life long resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Donald Diaz of Hurley; one daughter, Amanda Diaz of Hurley; one son, Gabriel Mendoza of Bayard; her mother, Elena Mendoza of Bayard; three sisters, Priscilla Merino and Esther Mendoza of Bayard and Lucia Norero of Arenas Valley. She was preceded in death by her father, Jose S. Mendoza in 1976. Rosary recitation was held April 5 and Mass of the Resurrection was held April 6. Both services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Ortiz, Arthur Ortiz Jr., Gilbert Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz Jr., Henry Ortiz and Robert Gallardo Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Victor Ortiz, Arturo Ortiz Sr., Sam Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz Sr., Eloy Norero, Carlos Merino and George Duarte. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

DIAZ: Mrs. Annie S. Diaz, 75, died Sept. 2, following an extended illness in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Diaz was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Dora Alderette of Silver City and Mrs. Lillian Robinson of San Diego; four sons, Danny Diaz and Ramon Diaz, Jr., both of Las Cruces, Ray R. Diaz of Seattle, WA and Freddie Dias of San Diego; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lupe Garcia and Mrs. Consuelo Remigio, both of Silver City and Mrs. Gomecindo De La O of Los Angeles. Rosary was said Sept. 5, at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was recited Saturday, Sept 6, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery, the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated.

DIAZ: Arron Anthony Diaz, 7 month old infant son of Marciano Diaz and Catarina Castillo, was called to be an angel Thursday at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque. Arron was born in Silver City on Jan. 22. Calling hours began at 5 p.m. Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez recited the rosary. The Mass of the angels started today at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. George Reynolds as officiate. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Catarina Castillo, and his father, Marciano Diaz both of Silver City; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Florence Hall of Silver City; his paternal grandparents, Rick and Magic Flores of Connecticut; his maternal great-grandmother, Carmen Castillo of Silver City; and his paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Rhodes of Oracle, Ariz. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends, especially the Rev. and Mrs. Earseye Ross.

DIAZ: Death on Tuesday at Hillcrest General Hospital claimed Aurello H. Diaz, 72, of Hurley. He was a retired employee of China Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. Survivors are. a sister, Mrs. Marie De Jesus, and brother Pedro Diaz, of Hurley. Rosary services will be held Friday at 7:30 pm: at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hurley Catholic church, with burial in the Hurley cemetery.

DIAZ: Braulio O, Diaz 76, died Friday in Fort Bayard. He was born in Gila and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was retired from Kennecott and was a member of the Central Apostolic Church. Diaz is survive d by his wife, Ramona, of Hurley; three daughters; Natalia Duran, Sunland, Calif, Erlinda Aragon Albuquerque and Tillie Gutierrez, Dallas; one son Ralph Diaz, La Habra Calif; one sister, Epifania Rodriquez, Hurley and eight granddaughters. Evening services were held Aug. 29 and the funeral was held Aug.29, W. Both were at the Central Apostolic Church with the Rev. Henry F Quintero,, Rev. Jesus Munoz and Rev. Ralph Rueda Jr. officiating. Internment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Frank Ogas Sr.., ,Ruben Rodriguez, David Provencio , Alfonso Dalton, Manual Carreon and Cesario Vallejo. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral home of Silver City.

DIAZ: Funeral services were held last Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Silver City for Calistrisa B. Diaz, 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Diaz of this city, who died Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Hillcrest General Hospital. Rev. Fr John P Linnan. Officiated and internment was made in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary. Survivors are his parents, two brothers, Augustine and Fernando Diaz, and by four sisters, Angelina, Olivia, Avalina and Inez Diaz.

Diaz: Mrs. Candelaria Diaz, 98, died March 7 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home.

DIAZ: Concepcion Diaz, 74, of Chamberino, Dona Ana County, died Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a World War I veteran. The body was sent to Chamberino by the Cox Mortuary for funeral services and burial. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Natalia Diaz, and a daughter, Isabel.

DIAZ: Daniel Diaz, 49, of Las Cruces died Sunday. Arrangements are pending with Getz Funeral Home.

DIAZ: Death in the hospital last Saturday claimed Mrs. Dolores Diaz, 48, of Silver City. Born in Santa Rita, she had resided here for 18 years. Surviving are a son, Gilbert Garcia, Los Angeles; a daughter, Inez Rodriguez, Monterey Park Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Rita Garcia, and Mrs. Fannie Garcia, Los Angeles. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass in St. Vincent de Paul church, Rev. Fr. R. A. Von der Haar, officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

DIAZ: Eddie Joe Diaz, 42, a resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Silver City, passed away Saturday in an Albuquerque hospital. He is survived by his widow, Lisa Diaz of the family home; two children, Angela Jinzo and Eddie J. Diaz Jr.; his mother, Lorenza Diaz of Silver City; two brothers, Fernando and Augustine Diaz; four sisters, Lena Escudero, Olivia Smith, Avelina Torres and Inez Marquez; his parents-in-law, Melita and Carlos Chavez; brothers-in-law Richard and Victor Rodarte and Fred Chavez; and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited Monday evening in the chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Mass of the Christian burial was to be celebrated today at 8:30 a.m. Interment was to follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Casket bearers were to be Victor Rodarte, Fred Chavez, Joe Gonzales, Danny Carbajal, Michael Aragon and Gary Pulliam. Honorary bearers were to be Rick Rodarte and Augie Diaz. Alameda Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

DIAZ: Edward Altuna Diaz, a Lordsburg resident, died Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation will start Thursday afternoon at 4 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg with the prayer vigil there that evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will be recited Friday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Diaz was born April 14, 1935, in Lordsburg. He was the deputy assessor for Hidalgo County and a licensed real estate appraiser in New Mexico. He was a lifelong Lordsburg resident, a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mr. Diaz was a past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a charter member of the League of United Latin American Citizens and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign wars. For 12 years, he was with the Lordsburg City Council, and for eight years, he was with the sch ---

DIAZ: Edward Anthony G. Diaz, 28, a longtime Grant County resident, died Sunday in El Paso, Texas. He was born Dec. 15, 1961, in Silver City and was a member of the Catholic Church. At the time of his death, he was a condominium salesman. Calling hours were scheduled for today from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where rosary services will be held at 7:30 tonight with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. A rosary service will be held Thursday evening at 7 in Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 717 Stover S.W., Albuquerque. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 9 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with concluding services to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque. Survivors include his father, Samuel Diaz of Socorro; two brothers, Johnnie G. Diaz of Bayard and Donald G. Diaz of El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Rosela Diaz Pena and Hope Diaz Rodriguez of Albuquerque, and Gloria Diaz Herron of Hurley; and numerous nephews and nieces. Casket bearers will be Ramon "Casper" Placencio---

DIAZ: Enrique R. Diaz, 77, a resident of Lordsburg, died Thursday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Visitation will start at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg with the prayer vigil there that evening at 7:15. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Karl A. Polm Faudre officiating Interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. Mr. Diaz was born Nov. 24, 1917 in Lordsburg to Asencion Diaz and Victoria Rodriguez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He married Estella Ayon on Feb. 16, 1962. He was a warehouseman for Grant County and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Estella A. Diaz of Lordsburg; three sons, Enrique A. Diaz Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, Roger Diaz of Florida and Eddie Diaz of Silver City; a daughter, Magdalena Cisneros of California; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter----

DIAZ: Ernestina M. "Tina" Diaz, 32, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg, passed away Friday in Cotton City, N.M., as a result of an automobile accident. She was born July 26, 1962, to Frank R. and Amparo (Guzman) Martinez in Lordsburg. She enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, playing softball, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed the outdoors and she lived life to its fullest. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Paul Diaz of Lordsburg; two daughters, Amy Martinez and Stephanie Diaz, both of Lordsburg; a son, Johnny Paul Diaz Jr. of Lordsburg; three sisters, Bernice Murillo, Mary Louise Ortiz, and Irene Alvarez and her husband, Jaime, all of Lordsburg; two brothers, Frank O. Martinez and his wife, Jessie, of Douglas, AZ and Jesus O. "Chuchi" Martinez and his wife, Dora, of Lordsburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank R. Martinez, in 1978, and her mother, Amparo Martinez, in 1985. Visitation took place Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at St. Joseph's.

DIAZ: Funeral services were held at 9:30 Tuesday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Church for Mrs. Eulalia Diaz, who died Sunday morning after a brief illness. Rev. John P. Linnane officiated at the funeral mass and also for the rosary services which were held Monday evening at 7:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Burial was in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Diaz, 56, came to Silver City with her parents while a small child and lived here until 1948 when she moved to Albuquerque. She returned here several months ago. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ralph Gurule, Albuquerque, Mrs. Steve Gonzales, Mrs. Rita Harmon and Mrs. John Chapin, all of Silver City; three sons, Alfonso Diaz of Los Angeles, Jim Diaz of Albuquerque, and Delfino Diaz of Mexico; six grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Paz P. Sambrano, Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Gonzales of El Paso, Mrs. Guadalupe Fierro of Silver City and Mrs. Romana Zabola of Los Angeles; and by one brother, Juan Sambrano of Silver City.

DIAZ: Gertrude Gallegos Diaz, 55, of Hurley died September 24 at Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso following an illness. She is survived by her widower, Samuel; seven children, John of Hurley, Rosenda Pena of Albuquerque, Samuel Jr., of Hurley, Esperanza Rodriguez of Hurley, Gloria, Donald and Edward all of Hurley; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Jose A. Gallegos of Albuquerque and Fred Gallegos of Bosque; and one sister Delsina Parkinson of Las Cruces. The funeral was September 26 at the Sacred Heart Church in Albuquerque. Mrs. Diaz was born in San Marcial, NM, and lived in Grant County for 33 years.

DIAZ: Helen Martinez Diaz, 71, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Sunday at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Hurley and had been a Las Cruces area resident the past 36 years. Ms. Diaz retired from the knitting department at Sara Lee in 1990 after 21 years of service. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral. Survivors include a son, Raymundo Diaz Jr. of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Loretta Ann Arela and her husband, Joe, of Doña Ana, and Angela Tirre and her husband, Rudy, of Mesilla; and three brothers, Apolonio, Albino and Abundio Martinez, all of California. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Joe J. Barela Jr. of Seattle, Jason Barela of Las Cruces, Elena Diaz Tirre and Rudy Tirre Jr., both of Mesilla, and Nicole and Raymond Diaz, both of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymundo Diaz; her mother, Maria Martinez; and a sister, Nora. Calling hours will begin at 5 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil will begin at ---

DIAZ: Julia C. Diaz, 75, of Lordsburg passed away Sunday at University Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was a native of Mexico. Mrs. Diaz was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Survivors include five sons, Fred C. Flores. Henry C. Flores and Felipe Diaz of Tucson, Ariz., and Albert C. Flores and Raul Diaz, both of Lordsburg; five sisters, Lupe Ramirez of Silver City, Anita Alvarado, Nieves Barrios and Vaudelia Carrillo of Lordsburg, and Nacha Carrillo of Mexico: and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A rosary vigil will be held this evening at 7 at St. Joseph's with The Rev. Virgilio Flores officiating. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's and burial will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raul Diaz, Felipe Diaz, Henry Flores Sr., Albert Flores Sr., Martin Flores and Richard Mesa. Honorary pallbearers are David Andrade, Raul Diaz Jr., Felipe Diaz III, Albert Flares Jr. Victor Tobar, Micko Alvarado and Cuco Perch Jr.

DIAZ: Luz P. Diaz died in her home in Silver City last Thursday evening at the age of 88.She had resided in Grant County for 44 years. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Josefa P. Cameros of Silver City and a niece. Funeral services were held Friday from the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church with Cox Mortuary in charge --

DIAZ: Manuel G. Diaz, 73, died Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Diaz was born in San Juan, N.M., and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a retired worker from Western New Mexico University. He is survived by his wife, Lorenza Diaz; three sons, Fernando Diaz of North Hollywood, Calif., Augustine Diaz and Edward Joe Diaz of Albuquerque four daughters, Angelina Escudero and Olivia Smith of Silver City, Adelina Torres of Lompoc, Calif, and Inez Marques of South Gate, Calif.; 20 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Sunday and the Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 9 am Monday with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Fred Smith, Ray Chacon, Patrick Escudero, Augustine Diaz, Edward Joe Diaz and Manuel John Diaz. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack ---

DIAZ: Manuel John Diaz, 29, a resident of Albuquerque for 29 years, died Tuesday. He is survived by his father, Augustine Diaz of Albuquerque; his mother, Veronica Chavez of Albuquerque; a sister, Melissa Diaz of Albuquerque; his companion, Liz Silva of Albuquerque; his children, Zeke Diaz and Analyssia Diaz, both of Albuquerque; his paternal grandmother, Lorenza Diaz of Silver City; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He was a good and loving son and father. Private disposition will take place and memorial services will be announced at a later time.

DIAZ: Moise V. Diaz, 32, of Santa Rita, an employee of Chino Mines, died Sunday at a local clinic. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Patricio Lucero Diaz; three sons, three daughters, two brothers and four sisters. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hanover Catholic Church and burial was in the Hanover Cemetery.

DIAZ: Mrs. Nebora A. Diaz, 67, resident of Hurley, died Saturday in a Silver City hospital. She had lived in Grant County for 45 years. Rosary was said Monday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, with mass in the Hurley Catholic Church Tuesday at 10 am. Burial followed in the Hurley cemetery. Surviving are two sons Raul, Hurley, and Samuel, El Paso; five daughters, Mrs. Molly Martinez, Mrs. Joe Galento, Mrs. Benny Rodriguez and Mrs. Victor Sotero, Hurley; and Miss Erlinda Diaz, Los Angeles; six grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters living in Mexico.

DIAZ: Pedro H. Diaz, 76, died August 6 in Deming. Mr. Diaz had been a resident of Hurley for the past 54 years, and retired from the Santa Fe railroad system in 1960. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maria D. Diaz, one son, David D. Diaz of Hurley, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Guadiana, Mrs. Mary Helen Huerta, both of Bayard, and Mrs. Juanita Martinez of Hurley,21 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Rosary services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. Mass services were held in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley Monday morning at 10 am, with the interment following in the Hurley Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Justin Klumbis officiated.

DIAZ: Ramon Diaz, 69, formerly of Silver City, died Sunday in Las Cruces. Mr. Diaz is survived “by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Diaz of Las Cruces; five Sons, Danny Diaz, Ray Diaz, Jr., a n d Raymundo Diaz of Las Cruces, Ray Diaz of Westminster CA, and Freddie of San Diego, CA; three daughters, Dora Alderette, of Silver city, Lilly Robinson and Yolanda Diaz of San Diego; 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

DIAZ: Raul A. "Ruco" Diaz, 58, a longtime Grant County resident, died Thursday afternoon in his home in Silver City. He was born March 8, 1931, in Hurley, and served a short term with the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was a foundry worker at Kennecott and lived in Los Angeles from 1962-77. He was also a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Calling hours for Mr. Diaz will be Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. An evening prayer service will be held Sunday at 7 and the funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10. Both services will be held in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with Pastor Weldon W. Coker, Associate Pastor Rudy Alderete, and the Rev. Antonio Solis officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Lupe Vargas Diaz of Silver City; three sons, Joe and his wife, Becky, of Ro ----

DIAZ: Raymundo S. "Mookie" Diaz, 73, a resident of Las Cruces and former resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Saturday afternoon at his home. He was born April 14, 1919, in Tequan, Jalisco, Mexico. He worked for Chino Mines Co. while he lived in Bayard. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from civil service at Holloman Air Force Base in 1985. Survivors include his wife, Helen Diaz, of the home; a son, Raymundo M. Diaz Jr. of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Loretta Barela of Dona Ana and Angela Tirre of Mesilla; two sisters, Maria Torres of Garden Grove, Calif., and Stella Salcido of Santa Ana, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Jason and Joe Barela Jr., Nicole and Raymond Diaz, and Rudy and Nena Tire. Calling hours will begin at 5 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Las Cruces. The rite of committal will ----

DIAZ: Samuel A. Diaz, 83; entered eternal rest Tuesday at his home in Socorro. He was born March 31, 1915, in'' San Marcial to Luis and Luz Alderete Diaz. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. Chino Mines smelter in Hurley for more than 36 years. Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Diaz of Bayard' and Donald Diaz of Socorro; and three daughters, Rosela Diaz of Albuquerque, Hope Rodriguez of Phoenix and Gloria Herron of Socorro. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. The rosary' service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at the San Miguel, Catholic Church in Socorro. The funeral Mass will be, celebrated Monday at 10, a.m., also at San Miguel Church, with interment following at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque.

DIAZ: Samuel Salcido Diaz, 87, of Deming, died Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 14, 1896 in Ysicta, Texas and had moved to the Deming area as a small boy. He was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming and was employed in labor. Rosary was recited Sunday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Deming. Mass of the Christian burial was Monday at St. Ann’s with Fr. Jesus De Arrilucea officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Diaz is survived by his wile, Rosa F. Diaz; two sons, Rodolfo Diaz, Palomas and Tony Diaz, Deming; two daughters, Rosa Herminia Diaz, Artesia, and Josefina Diaz, Cuba, MO; one brother, Emilio Diaz, Deming; one sister, Marta Flores, Deming: and seven grandchildren. The Wheeler Mortuary of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

DIAZ: Socorro Baeza Diaz, 56, resident of 2025 Princess Jeanne in Las Cruces died at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Deming and was a member of the Catholic Church. Rosary services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. The funeral Mass was at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Fr. Jesus De Avilucea officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Crispulo A. Diaz of the home; two sons, Crispulo B. Diaz, San Diego, Calif. and Raymond M. Diaz, Las Cruces; two daughters, Lydia Diaz and Viola Diaz of Las Cruces two brothers, Jose Baeza, Deming and Manuel Baeza, Phoenix, AZ; five sisters, Lydia Diaz, Chole Allison and Emma Saenz of Deming, Beatrice Brown, Portland, Ore, and Belia Burrows, Statesville, N.C. and five grandchildren. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

DIAZ: Mrs. Ursula Paz Diaz, a resident of Fierro, died Sunday at Rest Haven nursing home in Silver City. Born at San Juan, Mrs. Diaz had been a life long resident of Grant County. Surviving are three sons, Pat Diaz of Silver City, Alfredo Paz of Santa Rita and Joe Paz of Silver City; five grandchildren, three sisters; Mrs. Ysidora Montoya and Mrs. Louisa D. Rendon of Phoenix and Mrs. Pete D Vega of El Paso. The Rev Frank Sierra officiated at rosary services at 7:30 Tuesday at the Curtis mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9am Wednesday at the Fierro Catholic church. Internment was in the Fierro cemetery

DICKENS: Mary Linard Dickens, 69, resident of 7021 1/2 South Diamond died at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born February 18, 1915 in Pottawatomie County, OK and had lived in Deming since 1952 coming from Texas. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were at the First Assembly of God Church. Rev. David Villa officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Mace Dickens of the home; two sons, Mace Dickens, Jr., Belmont, Ca, and Arthur Dale Dickens of Deming; two daughters, Onnie Reynolds, Deming and Ruth Clark of Las Cruces; four brothers, M.C. Clevenger and Johnny Clevenger of Deming; Bernie Clevenger, San Angelo, TX; and Gerald Clevenger, Austin, TX; two sisters, Vivian Bell, Austin, TX and Geneva Long, Pueblo, CO; sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

DICKERSON: Funeral services were held Friday at the Cox Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. for Clarence Leslie Dickerson, principal of the Hurley elementary schools, who died at his home last Wednesday. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community church, conducted the rites. Burial was in the family plot at the Gila Mesa cemetery. Mr. Dickerson was a member of a pioneer Grant County family. He was born March 30, 1900 at Cliff, the son of Mercy Ann and Jesse Dickerson. He attended elementary school in Cliff and graduated from Silver City High School. He attended college in Silver City and graduated from Highlands University at Las Vegas in 1933. Thereafter he attended the University of Iowa and received his Master's degree at New Mexico Western College in 1952. For the past 13 years he was principal of the Hurley elementary school system and had been an outstanding educator in New Mexico for 33 years. Surviving are his widow, Lillian Ten Eyck Dickerson; two children, Mrs. Vava Ann Cox and -----

DICKERSON: Mrs. Essie Dorothy Dickerson, 62, of Cliff, passed away Wednesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. She was a pioneer of the Upper Gila River area where she had lived 38 years. Surviving are her husband, John M. Dickerson; three daughters, Mrs. Chester Williams, Cliff; Mrs. T. M. Sieferan, Laguna, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

DICKERSON: Jesse F. Dickerson, 84, died on April 11 after a sudden illness. Born at Cliff on Nov. 29, 1897, he lived and herded goats on Sycamore as a young man and then worked for the State Highway Department for 35 years. Married in 1938 to Ruby Hightower Dickerson, they lived on the Warm Springs place in Cliff and reared two sons. Dickerson is survived by his wife and sons, Clyde Upton of Cliff and Robert Upton of Silver City; one sister, Lois Clara of Riverside, N.M.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Cliff at 1 April 13 and burial followed at the Mesa Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Upton, Jr., Tim J. Upton, Chester Williams, Shirl Reese, Wayne Dickerson and Jerry Thacker. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Smart, Tom McCauley, John Scott, Gordon Woods, Dale McCauley and Roy Clark. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DICKERSON: John Mahlon Dickerson, the 5-month-old son of John W. and Myrtle E. Dickerson of Cliff, passed away Sunday afternoon, at the Silver City General Hospital where he had been hurriedly brought for medical attention only five hours previously. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Arthur Lee Palmer; a sister, Sheila Lee Palmer and paternal grandparents Mrs. John Dickerson of Cliff and Mr. John Roadlander of Bolivar MO and Mrs. Mahlon Smithson of Cliff. Funeral and burial services, directed by Cox Mortuary, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Mesa Cemetery at Gila, with Rev. Sidney Halt of the Glenwood Baptist Church officiating.

DICKERSON: Ruby E. Upton Dickerson, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug.20, in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Colorado City, Texas, on Dec. 12, 1906. She was the daughter of L.C. and Hallie Delie Eakin Hightower. As a small child she lived in the Cliff area. Later she moved to California and married Durward Upton of Glendale, Calif., and had two sons, Clyde and Robert. She and her sons moved back to the Cliff area after Durward was killed in a trucking accident in California. On Sept. 3, 1937, she married Jesse Foote Dickerson of Cliff. They made their home on the Warm Springs place just outside of Cliff. Jesse and Ruby were active in farming and ranching for 44 years. She was very active with the Cliff-Gila-Grant County Fair for many years. Jesse Dickerson passed away on April 11, 1982, and Mrs. Dickerson continued to live on the Warm Springs place until her health forced her to move to Silver City. She lived with her son Bob until the time of her death. She is survived by two sons, Clyde L.Upton of Cliff, Robert Upton of Silver City----

DICKERSON: Seven-year-old Timothy Edward Dickerson was killed Monday while playing near his parent’s home in north Hurley. Deputy Carl Rice of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department said the boy was playing with an older brother when the accident occurred. He said the boys apparently tied a rope to an overhead gasoline tank stand and were swinging on it when the tank and stand overturned striking the youth. The boy is thought to have died instantly of a fractured skull and was pronounced dead on arrival at Hillcrest General Hospital. Timothy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Z. Dickerson and two brothers Jerry and Bobby Dickerson; his maternal grandmother Mrs. L E Jarrell and his paternal grandfather L. E . Jarrell, all of Cliff. The Rev. M E. Stevens, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg conducted graveside service scheduled for 2 pm Thursday in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila. The Curtis Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

DICKEY: Margaret Charlene Dickey, 59, a Deming resident, died Tuesday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 4.7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the funeral service will be held there Friday afternoon at 2:30 with Pastor Rick Lytle officiating. She was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Miami, Fin., to Edward Franklin Pierce and Eleanor Stoddard Pierce. She was a Deming resident since 1976 having previously lived in Hagerstown, MD. She received her degree in elementary education from the University of New Mexico in May 1988 and was working to complete her master's degree. She was a teacher at Chaparral School where she had taught third grade for the past seven and one half years. She was a member of' the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul Dickey of the home; two sons, David Dickey of Yigo, Guam, and his wife, Tina, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Steve Dickey of Silver City; a daughter, Barbara Jean Dickey of ---

DICKINSON: Mass for Jeanne Supple Dickinson, 86, of Deming, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church under direction of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Dickinson died Dec. 30 in Deming. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Dickinson.

DICKINSON: Mary May Dickinson, 79, a lifetime Grant County resident, entered life eternal Friday morning at Hacienda de Salud. She was born Aug. 9, 1912, in San Lorenzo and had resided for more than 30 years in her home on Pinos Altos Road. Mrs Dickinson was a homemaker and devoted to her children and friends. She enjoyed having them in her home to celebrate holidays and birthdays. Calling hours were to be from 4-6 this afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Kirby Hathaway officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include a son, Burch C. Drake and his wife, Sue, of San Dimas, Calif., two daughters, JoAnn Gray and her husband, Robert, of Hurley, and Karen Leigh Ford and her husband, Don, of Chino Hills, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Beach and her husband, Marvin, of Hurley; a sister-in-law, Vida Mae Keene of Silver City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren --

DICKINSON: Samuel L Dickinson, 45, of Silver City, an employee of Kennecott Copper Corp., died Saturday of a heart attack. He had lived in Grant County for 23 years. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. A. B. Cavanaugh, Methodist Church pastor, officiating. Burial took place in the Masonic cemetery with graveside rites by the Hurley Lodge of Masons. Surviving are his wife, Mary May; a stepson, Burch Drake, Jr., of San Diego; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joan Gray of Hurley and Mrs. Karen Smith of Bayard; five grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

DICKSON: Harriet (Hattie) Bridges Dickson, 80, passed away at Hillcrest General Hospital Tuesday evening. The youngest of eight children born to Oliver and Lola Bridges of Tuscaloosa Alabama, Mrs. Dickson accompanied her next eldest sister Gertrude Bridges to Silver city in 1911, residing first at Stuart's Peak Ranch north of Silver City during the convalescence of her sister. Miss Hattie thereafter taught school in Grant County at Buckhorn, Vanadium, Hanover, Central, and Fort Bayard. In 1923 she married the late Hilton A. Dickson Sr. who proceeded his wife in 1946. Mrs. Dickson completed her education as a graduate of New Mexico Normal School at Silver city. In addition to her teaching career Mrs. Dickson worked as a deputy Grant count Clerk, clerk to the chamber of commerce, and local manager of the State motor Vehicle department. Mrs. Dickson was a long time member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion auxiliary. Survivors are a son, Hattie ---

DICKSON: Hilton A Dickson, Sr. for 30 years a resident of this community and a regular Army Veteran of 22 years of service, died Sunday Dec, 1, at Fort Bayard Veterans’ hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two years. He first entered the Fort Bayard hospital 30 years ago, when his health failed. His record in the Army included service in the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Pershing Expedition into Mexico and World War I. Assigned to Fort Bayard after the Pershing expedition campaign in Mexico, Dickson regained his health and was called back into. Army service when World War I was declared. Only recently he was awarded the Cross of Military Service and Honor bestowed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy upon men of lineal Confederate decent. His father and grandfather, Col. Allen Bowden served under Gen. Nathen Bedford Forrest in the Confederate Army of the South. His revolutionary War ancestor was Col. Joseph Dickson Sr founder of the University of North -----

DICKSON: Hilton Alexander Dickson Jr., a longtime resident of Silver City, died Thursday at his residence near Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Mary Shanahan Dickson of Silver City; two sons. Hilton A. Dickson III of Scottsdale, AZ, and Gregory B. Dickson of Aurora, CO; a sister, Sue Nesmith of El Paso, Texas; two grandchildren, Brian and Amy Dickson of Aurora, CO; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday at 10:30 am in the Curtis-Bright Funeral chapel with interment following at Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Dickson was a past president of the Silver City Rotary Club, and was a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, and the New Mexico Municipal Attorney League. He opened his private law practice in Silver City in 1953. From 1955-56 he was state liquor control director. From 19S7-58 he was assistant attorney general and from 1959-60 he was state attorney general. Mr. Dickson also served as chairman of the Interstate Streams Commission and the ------

DICKSON: Death the past week claimed the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton A, Dickson, Jr. Funeral services were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Silver City cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

DICKSON: Mrs. Marcella Cherie Dickson, 32, passed away Monday night in Hillcrest General Hospital following a brief illness. Her death was unexpected and came as a shock to her family and wide circle of friends in the community. Mrs. Dickson was the wife of Hilton A. Dickson, Jr., former attorney general of New Mexico and now associated in the practice of law as a member of the firm of Shantz & Dickson of Silver City. Born in Colorado Springs CO, Mrs. Dickson attended the elementary schools in Albuquerque and Roswell and El Paso and completed her education at the University of New Mexico. Surviving besides her husband are two young sons, Hilton A. III, and Gregory Brian, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dunn, Albuquerque. She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Hilton A Dickson Sr a pioneer resident of Silver City. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 this evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass will be said at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 10 am today followed by burial in the Silver City Cemetery.

DIETSCHAK: Franz J. Dietschak, 58, a resident of Pinos Altos, entered into eternal rest Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Dietschak was horn Dec. 25, 1938 to Franz and Betty Dietschak in Chicago. He was an active member of the Rotary Club and was the co-owner of Silver City Chiropractic. He will he deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, of Pinos Altos; and three sons, Scott Dietschak of La Miranda, Calif., Timm Dietschak of San Jose, Calif., and Todd Dietschak of Burbank, Calif. He is also survived by a stepson, Scott Davis, a stepdaughter, Jennifer Davis, and a grandchild Sara Davis, of Austria. Cremation has taken place with Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

DIFFENDERFER: Effie Lee Diffenderfer, 88, a resident of Lordsburg, entered life eternal Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. She was born Nov. 1, 1903, in Texas. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and was a businesswoman. Calling hours will be from 5-7 Friday evening at the First Baptist Church in Lordsburg. The funeral service will be held at 10 Saturday morning, also in the First Baptist Church, with Pastor Coy Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include one daughter, Earline Elias of Alamogordo; one son, Raymond Hood of Lordsburg; nine brothers and sisters in Houston and California; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Franklin Hood, Jr., Tommy Hood, Tommy Hood Jr., Larry Hood, Lawrence Hood Jr. and Michael Elias. Honorary bearers will be Raymond Hood, Michael Hood, Joseph Hood, Gabriel Lopez and Marcus Plair.

DIFFIN: Grant George Diffin, 57, resident of north Deming died March 3 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Flint, Mich. and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a pipe fitter by trade until moving to Deming fourteen years ago from Lapeer, Mich. Funeral services were held March 8 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 his wife Blanche Diffin II; four daughters, Tonnie Woodbury of Traverse City, Mich.; Pansy Diffin, Carla Diffin and Denise Wrightall of Deming; three brothers, Donald Diffin of Flint, Mich., Paul Diffin of Gladyn, MI and Gordon Diffin of Clio, MI; four sisters, Wilma Lewis of Flint, MI, Ruth Springgay of Mt. Morris, MI, Ester Wildey of Clio, MI and Mildred Heiltz of Lapeer, MI and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

DIGGS: Alford Scotland Diggs, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., 89, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Dr. Diggs was born Aug. 11, 1913, the third son of Alford Houston and Scotland Roberts Diggs, in Oliver Springs, Tenn. He was educated in Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona and Colorado. He taught in the public schools of Tennessee, Arizona and Colorado; universities in Hawaii and Wisconsin; and at Western New Mexico University. He also directed U.S. armed forces adult education programs in Guam, Germany and Scotland. He married Mary Helen Fairley, third daughter of Clyde Elmer and Dona Cheuvioni Fairley in Harris, MO, on June 15, 1941. He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen, of Silver City, and a nephew, Thomas Edward Diggs, and his family, of Oliver Springs. Dr. Diggs was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Albert; and a sister, Mamie Lee. Cremation has taken place at Mimbres Crematorium in Deming. No services are planned. Entrusted to Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

DILLARD: Clay J. Dillard, 58, a Silver City resident for 30 years, died Sunday in Deming. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mahoney Funeral Home in Deming. Survivors include three sons, Robert D. Dillard, Burley; William L. Dillard, Florence, Ariz., and Charles R. Dillard, Salem, Ore..: two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Trumbley, Las Vegas, Nev. and Judy Dillard, Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.

DILLARD: Robert D. Dillard, 65, a lifelong Grant County resident, entered life eternal Monday morning at his residence. He was born May 21, 1929 in Westville, OK to the late Clay and Viola Dillard. Mr. Dillard was a retired electric motor winder and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Visitation will be held Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Pastor Dan Grindstaff of the Indian Hills Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Frances of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Diana Shanks and her husband, Robert of Silver City and Yvonne Atwood and her husband, Mark of Reserve; two brothers, Bill Dillard and his wife, Daisy of Kingman, Ariz., and Charles Dillard of Salem, Ore.; two sisters, Peggy Swails and her husband, Wa ---

DILLENBECK: Karl F. Dillenbeck, 64, of Silver City, died in Tucson, AZ, Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Ewilda Dillenbeck of Silver City; two daughters, Connie Garlinger of Tomball, Texas, and Kerry Dillenbeck of Ouray, CO; two sons, Michael Dillenbeck of Traverse City, MI, and Jerry Dillenbeck of Walsenburg, CO; grandchildren, Tom and Laura Dillenbeck of Traverse City, and Steffanie and Jacob Garlinger of Tomball; and three sisters, Mary Smith of Vermontville, MI, and Avis Dillenbeck and Mildred Brodbeck, both of Woodland, MI. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Silver City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to cancer research or Calvary Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Evergreen Mortuary of Tucson.

DILLOW: Alfred F. Dillow, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Dillow was an owner of a Phillips 66 gas station. He is survived by his wife, Louise Dillow of Albuquerque. Private services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DIMMICK: Word was received here last week of the death of Sopronia E. Dimmick at her home in Van Nuys, Calif., Feb. 17. Mrs. Dimmick, former Silver City resident, passed away following several weeks of illness. Her husband, Clinton A. Dimmick, died in Silver City in 1921 and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery here. The Dimmick family was well known here. Mr. Dimmick was at one time owner of the Silver Bell Mine near Pinos Altos. They lived on Market St. Survivors are four daughters and one son, all of whom live either in West Angeles or in San Fernando Valley. They are Hazel E. Gates, Myrtle L. Spitzley, Ariel E. Naquin, Ileta D. Ruppert and Clinton D. Dimmick. Six grandchildren also survive. Interment of the deceased was made in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

DIMMICK; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Spitzley of Santa Susana CA, sent the Enterprise a copy of the Simi Valley Advertiser which contains the obituary notice of Clinton Daniel Dimmick who passed away in Santa Susana on Feb 23. Mr. Dimmick, who was 50, was born in Silver city on Feb 23, 1907 and moved to Santa Susana in 1952. Mr. Dimmick's father, together with his brothers, discovered the famous Silver Bell Mine in Pinos Altos, which for many years was a fabulous producer of silver. He is survived by his widow, four sisters; Mrs. Edward Spitzley, of Santa Susana, Mrs. Hazel Gates, of west Los Angeles, Mrs. Ariel Naquin of Van Nuys and Mrs. Ileta Perry of Studio City.

DINES: Dorothea Mabel Dines, 92, a longtime Deming resident passed away Sunday, May 30, at her home. A memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Deming with the Rev. Craig Cockrell, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Dines was born May 6, 1907, in Detroit, MI, to Milton H. Silverthorne and Anne Elizabeth Silverthorne, and was raised in London, Ontario, Canada. She was a graduate of O'Brian's Business College there and worked for the Grand Trunk Canadian National Railroad for 17 years before moving to Deming in 1938. She married Harry Ernest Dines on Feb. 9, 1939, in Deming, and worked for the United New Mexico Bank, the former Mimbres Valley Bank, for 43 years, retiring in 1985 as vice president. Mrs. Dines memberships included the Order of Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter No. 6, of which she was past matron, the Past Matrons Club, the Eastern Star Club, White Shrine High Desert Shrine No. 6, Pythias ---

DINES: Harry Ernest Dines, 95, longtime Deming resident died at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born January 14, 1889 in Jack County, TX and moved to Deming in 1912 from Weatherford, TX. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army and spent his working career as a plumber and electrician. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a Charter member of the Deming Oddfellow Lodge, and held memberships in the Knights of Pythias and Woodmen of the World. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Rev. J.J. Spurlin officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Dorothea Dines of the home; a son, James Albert Dines, Deming; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Deming; five grandchildren, James Leonard and Albert Ray Dines, Diane Louis Morrison, Sarah Marie Anderson and Phillip Wesley Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Deborah Ann Dines and Deri Lea and Zachary Glenn Morrison. Pallbearers were Jim Hurt, Bob Miller, Emanuel ----

DINES: James A. Dines, 69, a longtime Luna County resident, died at his home east of Deming early Saturday morning. A memorial funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Kenneth Long, pastor of the church, will officiate. Mr. Dines was born Oct. 13, 1922, at Fort Bayard and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a teacher in Hatch, Ruidoso and Delta, Colo., and served as principal at Capitan. He was a member of the Deming Education Association, and the New Mexico and Colorado education associations. Mr. Dines was a member of the Carrizozo Masonic Lodge, and served as past patron for the Order of Eastern Star there. He also belonged to the Deming Shrine Club, and for the last 44 years he was active in agriculture in Luna County. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Dines of the home; his mother, Dorothea Dines of Deming; two sons, James Leonard Dines of Silver City and Albert Dines of Deming; a daughter, Diane Morrison of Buena Vista, Colo.; a sister, --

DINGMAN: Joseph Alvin Dingman, 75, passed away in the Mount Graham Community Hospital in Safford, Ariz., Tuesday afternoon. There were no services. Mr. Dingman was born Sept. 3, 1911 in Shawnee, OK. He was the son of Joseph Marion Dingman and Bertha Gorseline. He married Theresa Tackett in Silver City on March 20, 1936. He worked 40 years as a carpenter at Chino Mines. He also worked on the Panama Canal. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge-Hurley Lodge No. 55. Mr. Dingman is survived by his wife, Theresa, of York Valley, AZ.; two daughters, Jean Fisher of York Valley and Patsy Theis of Show Low, AZ; two brothers, George of Ajo, AZ, and Sherry Dingman of Oklahoma; four sisters, Louise Murdock of Ajo, Evelyn Galoway of Meridian, Idaho, Faye Haword of Bremmerton, WA, and Betty Johnson of Vernal, Utah; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Caldwell Funeral Home of Safford.

DINGMAN: Mrs. May Moore Dingman, 59, passed away Tuesday at Hayden, Ariz. She was the widow of the late Jess Dingman of Santa Rita and had resided in Grant County for 31 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Laviana Weatwood, Silver City a son, Jess, Jr., Hayden, AZ; a sister, Mrs. Maud Robb, and two brothers; J. E. Moore, Chicago, and J R. Moore, Norman OK. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

DINWIDDIE: Estella Dinwiddie, 94, died Thursday in Santa Fe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus E. Dinwiddie; and by three daughters, Mildred Zumwalt, Mary Alice Dinwiddie and Betty May Dinwiddie. She is survived by one daughter, Harriet Boyd: by three Sons, Erwin Dinwiddie of Shallowater, Texas, Lonnie Dinwiddie of Frederick-town, Mo., and Robert Dinwiddie of Santa Fe; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great - grandchild r en. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 am in the Curtis-Bright chapel with interment to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mancel Mortenson will officiate at both services. Pallbearers will be Gene Stailey, T.A. Summers, Tom Summers, Tim Summers, Mike Dinwiddie and Kevin Jenkins. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

DINWIDDIE: Funeral services for Mrs. Henry H. Dinwiddie esteemed resident of this community were held Friday afternoon, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Mrs. Dinwiddie, a resident of New Mexico for 50 years, passed away at the home at her daughter, Mrs. Wesley Fleming, Wednesday, Jan. 10. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Rhea Kuykendall, were in charge of the Cox Mortuary and interrntent was made in the Gila Cemetery. The deceased was born in November, 1874 in Missouri. Survivors in addition to the husband are several sons and daughters in Oregon, California and New Mexico.

DINWIDDIE: Henry H. Dinwiddie, 75, a pioneer rancher and fanner of the Cliff-Gila area for 58 years, died in Silver City Sunday, Jan. 4, following a brief illness. He was born at Ballinger, Texas, and came to Grant County in 1901 from, San Angelo, TX. Surviving are a brother, Rufus Dinwiddie of Cliff and four nieces and six nephews. The past two years he had lived near his nephew Dick. For some years, Mr. Dinwiddie was assistant postmaster at Cliff where he had operated general stores. He served two terms as a county commissioner representing District 3 from 1939 to 1942. Graveside funeral rites were held Tuesday at the Gila Mesa cemetery, the Rev. Thomas Myers of the Trinity Presbyterian, Church of Cliff conducted the rites. Burial was under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

DINWIDDIE- BARTLETT: Mr and Mrs. Morris M Dinwiddie of Sliver City were called to Lubbock, Texas, this week to attend funeral services for their baby granddaughter, born to their daughter, Mrs. Arnold Bartlett. They were accompanied to Lubbock by Mrs. Bessie Maxwell and Mrs. Bartlett’s brother, Curtis Dinwiddie.

DINWIDDIE: James Edward Dinwiddie died yesterday morning at his family home about four miles northwest of Cliff on the Mogollon road. Born Aug 21, 1918, Mr Dinwiddie lived in the Cliff area all his life. He was a graduate of Cliff High School and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his father, J. Alonson Dinwiddie; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Donahue of Silver City, and Mrs. Grace Littlefield of Cliff; four brothers, Thomas H. of Tucson, John W., Ralph A., and Richard 0.; all of Cliff. Services and burial will be at the Mesa cemetery at Gila 3.00. Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

DINWIDDIE: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mesa Cemetery in Cliff for Jacob Alonzo Dinwiddie, resident of 50 years in the Gila area, who died Sunday, Jan. 6. He was 72. Cox Mortuary was in charge of the funeral arrangements. A native of San Antonio, Tex., the deceased came to this area as a young man and made his home here ever since. An active citizen with an interest in politics and civic affairs in the Gila River district, Mr. Dinwiddie was a member of the Grant County School Board for 13 years. He also served a term as the postmaster at Cliff where he owned a store. For the last few years he had been retired on a ranch. Survivors are his wife, three sons, T. H. Dinwiddie, Tucson; Ralph Dinwiddie, Cloudcroft, and Richard Dinwiddie, Cliff; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Donohue, Silver City, and Mrs. Ray Littlefield, Roswell; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, H. H. and R. E. Dinwiddie, both of Cliff.

DINWIDDIE: John Wm Dinwiddie, died here Tuesday evening at the Silver City hospital. He was born in Cliff. He is survived by his wife, a son Johnny, and three daughters, Betty Jean, Colleen, and Faye; his father and mother Mr and Mrs. Dinwiddie; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Donohue and Mrs. Ray Littlefield; and three brothers, Thomas h, Ralph A, and Richard O. Funeral services were held at the Mesa Cemetery, at Gila this afternoon at 2:30. Rev Rhea Kuykendall will officiate with Cox Mortuary in charge.

DINWIDDIE: John R. Dinwiddie, 53, formerly of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at his home in Albuquerque. He was born April 9, 1942 to John and Margaret (Williams) Dinwiddie in Silver City. Shortly after graduating from Cliff High School in 1958, he joined the U.S. Navy. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Horn of Albuquerque; a daughter, Johnna Michelle Dinwiddie of Phoenix; three sisters, Betty Bierner and her husband, George of Albuquerque, Fay Pierce and her husband, Billie, also of Albuquerque and Colleen Ford and her husband, Donald of Arenas Valley; three nieces; and three nephews. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter l and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. Family members selected Curtis Bright to serve them.

DINWIDDIE: Lorena Love Dinwiddie, 72, passed away Monday after a long illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1916, to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Maxwell in Mill Creek, Okla. She went to school in Cliff and was married to Morris Erwin Dinwiddie on Dec. 9, 1934. She was active in the American Association for Retired Persons in the Silver City area and was president of a chapter in Lubbock, Texas, for three terms. She was a life member of Weight Watchers. She belonged to Christian Life Assembly of God Church in Lubbock. She was preceded in death by a baby son, Tommy Norman, in 1936. She is survived by her husband, Morris Erwin Dinwiddie of Shallowater, Texas, where they lived the last 12 years; one son, Curtis Dinwiddie of Silver City; one daughter, Sylvia Bartlett and her husband, Arnold, of Shallowater; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur Maxwell of Mimbres, Duane Olan Maxwell of San Lorenzo, Texas, and Curtis Maxwell Jr. of Silver City; one sister, Norma Wilson of Bayard; and many ----

DINWIDDIE: Margery Bright Dinwiddie, 67, of Cliff died at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Mrs. Dinwiddie was born in Cuckey, TN, but was a long time resident of Grant County. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff, also Order of Eastern Star, Tyrone Chapter No. 41 and Cliff-Gila Woman's Club. Survivors include her spouse, Richard O. Dinwiddie of Cliff to whom she was married since December 16, 1935; one daughter, Terry Hale of Payson, AZ; two sons, Richard B. Dinwiddie and Harold R. Dinwiddie of Cliff; two sisters, Bette Bright of Silver City and Helen Kartchner of Cliff; eight grandchildren, Rick, Trina, Hollis, Desi Rhea Dinwiddie, Jupe, Nikole, Colleen Hale and Dana Myers. She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. G.O. Bright of Cliff and a brother, Harold Bright of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Services were held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff. Officiating at the service was Reverend David Goble. Burial followed at the Gila Cemetery.


DINWIDDIE: Morris Dinwiddie, 85, formerly of Silver City, passed away Sunday in Shallowater, Texas. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

DINWIDDIE: Morris Erwin Dinwiddie, 86, of Shallowater, Texas, formerly of City, passed away in Shallowater on Sunday, Nov. 30. The family will receive friends from 4-6 this evening at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. D.E. Buchanan officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Dinwiddie was born Sept. 28, 1912, in Cliff, son of Rufus Dinwiddie and Stella Minor Dinwiddie. He was married to Lot Maxwell on Dec. 9, 1912 in Silver City. They were married for 54 years. She preceded him in death 12, 1989. Mr. Dinwiddie survived by one son, Curtis Erwin Dinwiddie of Silver City; one daughter, Sylvia Bartlett, and her husband Arnold, of Shallowater; five grandchildren, Rhonda Dinwiddie of Leveland, TX, Cindy Dorset and her band, Cleve, of Lubbock TX, Tommy Dinwiddie San Diego, Daryl Dinwiddie of California, and Teni Pebsworth and her husband Randy, of Shallowater; four great-great-grandchildren; Josh Wells, who is serving in the ---

DINWIDDIE: Death on Aug. 3 claimed Mrs. Nancy P. Dinwiddie, 78, a member of one of the pioneer families on the Upper Gila River Valley. She had lived there for 70 years and was the widow of the late J A Dinwiddie. Funeral services and burial place Monday afternoon at Gila Mesa cemetery, the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie, Silver City Presbyterian church minister, conducting the rites. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Donahue, Silver City; Grace Littlefield, Cliff; three brothers, Richard Dinwiddie, Cliff; Ralph Dinwiddie, Pinos Altos and Henry Dinwiddie, Tucson; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were led by the Cox Mortuary.

DINWIDDIE: Ralph Alonzo Dinwiddie, 85, a lifetime resident of Grant County, passed away early Sunday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. The graveside funeral service will he held Wednesday at 10 in the morning at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. The Rev. David Goble, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church will officiate. He was horn March 3, 1912, about three miles north of Cliff on the family homestead to Jacob Alonzo Dinwiddie and Nancy Bell Plumley, whose marriage had brought together two pioneer families, the Bells and the Dinwiddie’s, settlers in the Cliff-Gila area in 1884 and 1899. He attended Cliff High School, where he played basketball from 1927 to 1930. He lived in Grant County all of his life except for about four years he spent in Oregon and Ohio. He lived in Pinos Altos for more than 40 years. His occupations included working as a rancher, contractor, truck driver, musician and miner. He was the leader of Ralph and his Dance Band, a popular group in the l930s and ‘40s, and was extremely fond ---

DINWIDDIE: Rufus Ervin Dinwiddie, 69, retired rancher of Grant County where he had lived for 59 years, died Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Born in San Angelo, Texas, Mr. Dinwiddie was the last surviving member of the pioneer Dinwiddie family who established a ranch homestead in the Cliff-Gila area in the early days and engaged in livestock raising for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Estella Dinwiddie; three sons, Ervin and Robert, Silver City, and Lonnie, China Lake, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Millard Zumwalt, Silver City and Mrs. Harriett Boyd, Roseburg, Ore.; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Church of Latter Day Saints in City. Conducting the rites will be Bishop William Nolan. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

DIXON: Dr. George Lane Dixon, 63, a former resident of Tyrone, died March 8 at St. Mary's hospital in Tucson. During the many years while residing in Tucson, Dr. Dixon became widely known as an orthopedic surgeon and medical consultant. Funeral services were held in Tucson where burial took place. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ellen Dixon; a daughter, Mrs. John Wiener, Scarsdale, N.Y.; and a son, Dr. George L. Dixon, Jr., serving as a captain in the U.S. Medical Corps.

DIXON: Mrs. Mary Janet Dixon, 89, who had been a resident of Silver City for the past several years, died at her home Wednesday April 7. The deceased is survived by ……..

DIXON: Shirley Ann Dixon, 51, and grandson Jack Douglas Dixon, 2 months, died of injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident that occurred June 4 near Wickenburg, AZ. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Valley view Cemetery in Cotton City. Mr. Brad Mahan will officiate. Mrs. Dixon was born Oct 1, 1944, in Hanford, CA to Walter Jackson and Rebecca Pendleton Hatfield. She moved to the Mimbres area four years ago from Porterville, CA, and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Burt Calvin Dixon of Mimbres; three sons, Walter Ray Dixon, and his wife Patricia, of Santa Clara, Delbert Leonard Dixon and his wife Angela of Mimbres; and Christopher Dixon of Mimbres; a daughter, Debra Wattenbarger, and her husband Fred, of Hanford; three brothers, Clarence Hatfield of CA; James Hatfield and his wife Beth of Utah; and Herb Hatfield of Lawton Ok; and three sisters, Dorothy Kuk and her husband John of Gold Canyon, AZ; Pearl Virginia of Lebanon OR; and Jean Davis and her husband Lloyd of ---

DIZMANG: William L. Dizmang, 79, died in Hillcrest Hospital Wednesday, July 3. Mr. Dizmang was a native of Kansas, and had resided in Mimbres for the past year. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Bookout of Mimbres and Mrs. Wanda Fraka of Pleasant View, CO.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Pleasant View, CO, Monday with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

DOBBINS: Callie Dobbins, wife of Marsh Dobbins, formerly in the appliance business in the Bayard and Silver City area, died in Seguin, Texas, Sept. 29. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Goetz Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William F. Lange officiating. Interment was in San Geronimo Cemetery at Seguin. She is survived by her husband, Marsh Dobbins of Bayard; a son, Stanley Malone of San Antonio; a stepdaughter, Lynda Faye Snelling of Phoenix; five brothers, Stokley Jackson of Stockdale, Texas, David Jackson of Seguin, Earl Jackson of Prescott, Ariz., Roy Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Richard Jackson, also of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Estella J. Schraub and Faye Talley, both of Seguin; three granddaughters, Sherri Lynn Marsh, Robyn Snelling and Kelly Snelling; and a great-granddaughter, Melissa Marsh.

DOBBINS: Marsh B. Dobbins, 85, a resident of West Fork, AR, passed away Tuesday at Holland Nursing Center West in Springdale, Ark. Services are pending. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

DOBBS: Grace P. Dobbs, 68, a resident of Bayard since 1954, died Sunday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born July7, 1921, in Alabama; was a member of the Central Baptist Church, and was retired from the Fort Bayard Medical Center, where she had worked as a dietician. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Palmer, retired, officiating. Survivors are her son, Ray Dobbs of Bayard; a daughter, Karen Feeny of El Segundo, Calif.; a brother, William Printice of Fayetteville, N.C.; and five sisters, Ruth Ellison of Cleveland, Tenn., Nell Bullard of Newport, Ark., Jean Slate of Greensboro, N.C., and Betty Weaver of Brownsville, Tenn. Other survivors include five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DOBBS: Jeannette Beatrice Dobbs, 90, died at Fort Bayard Medical Center on Thursday. She was born at Fargo, OK, the daughter of Edmund Lee and Ethel Margaret Kern Dean. She was married to Gurnie Elis Dobbs, who preceded her in death at Roswell in l979. She moved to Silver City in 1984 and was a retired legal secretary. She is survived by one son, Gurnie Eugene Dobbs of Gila; a brother, John Dean of Wichita. Kan.: two sisters, Phoeba Ashe of Hayward, Calif., and Margaret Pearson of Huntington Park, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Silver City at a later date. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

DOCKSTADER: Gordon Clark Dockstader, 52, a resident of Mimbres, entered into rest Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1942, in Los Angeles and was a heavy-equipment mechanic. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Chaplain John Patrick officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Katheryn Ann Dockstader of Mimbres; three sons, David Dockstader, Jonathan Dockstader and Michael Dockstader of Mimbres; one brother, Robert Dockstader of Canyon Lake, Calif.; and one sister, Patricia Caine of Diamond Bar, Calif. Casket bearers will be David, Jonathan and Michael Dockstader, Glenn Dibble, Chuck Cunningham and Chris Nielsen. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DODD: Barrett Dodd, mother of Carl A. Moore of this city, died at the latter’s home Tuesday afternoon about 2:30. Mrs. Dodd was born in Penn Yan, in western New York, May 4, 1854. She was a resident of this county for the past 34 years. She is survived by, in addition to her son, three grandsons and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held this morning at 10:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Harold E Johnson of Santa Rita officiating. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery of Silver City.

DODSON: Annie Mary Sichler "Mollie" Dodson, a former Grant County resident, passed away Dec. 28. She was a resident of Manor Care Heights Nursing Home in Albuquerque since 1983. She was born in Los Lunas on Dec. 23, 1901. Mrs. Dodson was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Dodson. She lived in Hurley and Las Cruces before moving to Albuquerque. She is survived by two brothers, George Sichler of Los Lunas, and Rudolph Sichler of Grass Valley, CA; and two sisters, Edith Morgan of Yucaipa, CA, and Freeda Croy of Elizabethton, TN. She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Florence Clark and Dorothy Morgan, both of California, and many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held at First Christian Church in Albuquerque on Sunday, Jan. 3.

DODSON: Arthur F Dodson, 48, of Bayard, a veteran of World War II who was stricken with a coronary Saturday, died Monday afternoon in Silver City. He had been a resident of Grant County for 30 years and was an employee of Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp. at Hurley. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pollyanna Dodson; a daughter. Mrs. Ralph Hill, Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren; three brothers, Harry of Los Angeles: Edward of Merced, CA and Al of Hurley; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Hutchings of Solana Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Edith Henry of Morris, FL. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducted funeral services at 10 am Wednesday in the chapel at Curtis Mortuary. Interment was in the Silver City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Baxter Evatt, Joe Loner, Lester Rogers, Herbert Kelly, Ted Schroeter, Jr., and Wade White.

DODSON: Carrie I. Dodson, 81, died Sunday in Las Cruces. She was born in Mimbres to John and Marcelia Mitchell, and was one of 13 children. She was a lifelong resident of Grant County and was preceded in death by her husband, George Dodson, in 1951. She was a member of the Hur1ey Community Church, Order of the Eastern Star, American Association of Retired Persons, Hurley Ladies Aid, and Foster Grandparents. Survivors include a daughter, Berdina Rhea of Hurley two sons, Oliver of Bayard and Donald of Hurley; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, in Silver City. Pallbearers will be Limo Mitchell, Walter Mitchell, Randy Dodson, Herb .Johnson, Jerry Wilson, and Bill Eddleman. Honorary pallbearer will be Douglas Moore. Memorials may be made to the Hurley Community Church. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DODSON: Mrs. Etta Dodson, 78 resident of Central for the past 15 years, died at her home last Friday. Surviving are four sons, Alfred Dodson, Hurley; Arthur Dodson, Bayard, Edward Dodson, Merced, CA and Harry Dodson, Albuquerque; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Hutchins. Albuquerque and Mrs. Edith Henry, Gardner, IL; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Ross Stauffer, Lancer, Neb. and a sister, Mrs. Grace Wolfe, Arkansas City, Kan. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

DODSON: Ruth Moore Dodson, 89, died Sunday in Glenwood. Services are pending.

DOGGETT: Lois Clay Doggett, 62, of Silver City entered into eternal rest the morning of Saturday, Nov. 28, at her home. She was born July 3, 1936, in Alamosa, Colo. Mrs. Doggett was a retired nurse and was a parishioner at St. Francis Newman Center. She was a resident of Grant County for 30 years; 18 of those years were working for her special friend, Dr. Stan Seibel. Another special friend was Mr. Bill Dickerson; during her 62 years she had many, many good friends. Her family members invite friends to visit with them at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where a vigil service will begin at 6. The Rev. Marcos Reyna will officiate. Cremation has taken place at Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include a son, Tom H. Clay Jr., and his wife, Dee Dee, of Silver City; two daughters, Terry Clay Roybal and her husband, Fred, of Silver, City, and Pamela Clay Gonzales and her husband, Andy, of Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Dorothy Tinnin of Tucson, Margaret Coker of Taft, Calif., and Patricia Petross or Fruita, CO; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

DOHERTY: Mrs. Clark White Doherty, 92, a former long time resident of Silver City, died recently in Los Angeles, according to word received here by friends. Doherty moved to Los Angeles in 1971, after the death of her husband Clark, who had been in the automotive supply business here for 28 years. During the time she lived in Silver City, Mrs. Doherty was active in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the Women’s Club and other local civic activities. She was a native of Mississippi having been born in Tunica. Her family were well known cotton planters in the Mississippi delta. She was a graduate of St. Katherine’s School for Girls in Volivar, and Belmont College, Nashville. Mrs. Doherty leaves two children, Meta Doherty Wilde and Ralph Wiley Doherty. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Ralph Doherty, Jr., David Ray Doherty, Dorian Doherty, and Daphne Doherty, and three great grandchildren, Scan, Diedre, and Darian.

DOHERTY: Clark W. Doherty, 83, died at Hillcrest Hospital Sunday evening after a lingering illness. Mrs. and Mrs. Doherty had been residents of Silver City for the past 28 years, coming here to make the home from Kingman, Ariz., Mr. Doherty was the co-owner of the Silver City Auto Parts Company until his retirement last year. He is survived by his widow Beulah Ussery Doherty of Silver City; one son, Ralph W. Doherty of Overland Park, Kan.; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Wilde of Beverly Hills, Calif., four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Silver City Lodge AF & AM No. 8 officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum Thursday at 11 a.m. in Phoenix, Ariz., with the Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Silver City officiating. In lieu of flowers the family had requested that memorials be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd.

DOITCHINOFF: Angelo "Dutch" Doitchinoff, 64, died Friday evening in Silver City. Mr. Doitchinoff was born September 19, 1919 to Boris and Mary Doitchinoff at VaHouten, NM. He was a graduate from Clayton High School, served four and a half years in the Air Force during World War II and was a graduate from New Mexico State University. He taught for one and a half years at Deming, NM, and then in 1952, he came to Cliff and taught at the Cliff School for thirty years. During this time he was a member of the Cliff-Gila Grant County Fair Board, honorary member of the State Future Farmers of America and was a past master of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52. Mr. Doitchinoff is survived by his wife, Dolores Doitchinoff of Cliff, three daughters, Dianna Jean Giles of Cliff, Debbie Joan Cantrell of Tyrone, Daneen Jayne Gatlin of Cliff, two brothers, Doichin Doitchinoff of Clayton NM, Simon Doitchinoff of Socorro, NM, and four grandchildren, Dean, Michele, Don and Devonna. He was preceded in death by his parents and a ----

DOITCHINOFF: Dolores M. Doitchinoff, 64, of Cliff, entered eternal rest Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born March 23, 1926, in Roy and had been a resident of Grant County since 1952. She was married for 39 years to Angelo "Dutch" Doitchinoff, who was a longtime Future Farmers of America instructor at Cliff. She was a librarian assistant with Silver Consolidated Schools in Cliff before her retirement. She was a member of Eastern Star, and a Future Farmers of America sponsor. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff with Smokey Sullivan officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include her parents, Clyde E. and Beulah McDonald of Albuquerque; three daughters, Dianna Jean Doitchinoff of Gila, Debbie Jo Cantrell of Silver City, and Daneen Jayne Gatlin of Gila; two brothers, Clyde R. McDonald of Albuquerque, and Thomas Franklin McDonald of P ----
DOMINGUEZ: Adela P. Dominguez, 92, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Sunday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 19, 1903 in San Juan to Miguel and Eusebia Padilla. She was a homemaker and always enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She dearly loved having her friends and family over for some home cooking. She will be deeply missed by them all. She is survived by her son. Lorenzo S. Dominguez, and his wife, Martha, of San Lorenzo; her grandchildren, Rachel Ruelas of California, Rogue Dominguez of Las Vegas, NV, Irene Sullivan of California, and Kathryn Miranda of California; her special nieces and nephews, Gloria Lucero of Silver City, Frances Ramirez of Silver City; Paula Atencio of Santa Clara, Tano Leyba; also of Santa Clara, and Fernando Leyba of Albuquerque; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roque M. Dominguez in 1981.

DOMINGUEZ: Adolfo R. Dominguez, 78, died Sunday in Marana, Ariz. He worked for 32 years for Asarco mines in New Mexico and Arizona and was a former resident of Santa Rita. Survivors include his wife, Josefina, of Marana; two daughters, Betty Araiza and her husband, Juan, of Hurley, and Gloria Esparza and her husband, Tony, of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Robert Dominguez of Tucson; a brother, Roger Dominguez of Central and his wife, Socorro; two sisters, Madalena Jaurequi and her husband, Santiago, of Silver City, and Juanita Trejo and her husband, Chon, also of Silver City; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today in Evergreen Memorial Park and Cemetery of Tucson from 7-9 p.m., with rosary to be at 8 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Park and Cemetery. The Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Christopher Church in Marana, followed by burial in Evergreen Memorial Park and Cemetery.

DOMINGUEZ: Amelia Zapata Dominguez, 58, of Tucson, Ariz., entered into rest Friday in St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson. She was born June 14, 1936, in San Lorenzo and had lived most of her life there. Mrs. Dominguez was an excellent cook and prepared food in many fine restaurants and public institutions during her life. Prayer vigil services will be recited this evening at 7 in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. The Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated there Wednesday afternoon at 3 with the Rev. Paulas Kao officiating. Concluding rites will follow in the San Lorenzo Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her recently deceased husband and son. Survivors include a son, Danny Dominguez, and his wife, Diane, of Tucson; a daughter, Joann Sepulveda, and her husband, Manuel, of Tucson; four brothers, Tony Zapata of Tucson, Willie Zapata and his wife, Josie, of San Lorenzo, Fred "Lico" Zapata and his wife, Jean, of Arenas Valley, and Manuel Zapata and his wife, Josie, of San Lorenzo and five sisters.

DOMINGUEZ: Fire Tragedy Takes Lives Of Three At Vanadium; Anita Dominguez and Children Died In Burning Dwelling. Death struck swiftly and cruelly at a little Vanadium home early Tuesday morning and left in the ashes of the burned dwelling the charred bodies of a mother and two children. Those dead are Mrs. Anita Dominguez, 28, her little one-year-old son, Alexander, and daughter, Mary Lou, 10. Miraculously saved from the flames was another daughter, Irene, four years of age. The fire, origin of which has not been fully determined, broke out in the small house on the bank of the creek in the mining community about 6 a.m. when it is believed the mother and children were sleeping. The father, Manuel Dominguez, was at work near the ending of the graveyard shift at the nearby ASARCO mine. The flames were first noticed by neighbors living about 50 yards away and it was Emilio Figueroa, 37, and his wife Julia who first reached the scene. Emilio is credited with the heroic and successful effort of chopping the----

DOMINGUEZ: Apolonio M. Dominguez; 53, of Silver City, died Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp., working in the smelter at Hurley over a long period of years. Immediate survivor is his widow, Mrs. Josefa Dominguez and several stepchildren. Funeral services were pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

DOMINGUEZ: Arthur B. Dominguez, 60, died Monday, June 19, in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Dominguez, a native of Mogollon, was a resident of Los Angeles at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Dominguez, 4 daughters, Mrs. Gloria De Luna, Mrs. Yolanda Dominguez, Miss Terry Dominguez, Miss Lisa Dominguez, two sons, Arthur Dominguez, Jr., Jimmy Dominguez and one grandchild, all of Los Angeles. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Odilia Gandara and Mrs. Amalia Gandara, both of Silver City, three brothers, Henry Garcia and Gustavo B. Dominguez, both of Silver City and Antonio B. Dominguez of Los Angeles. Rosary recitation was Thursday, June 22 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Friday, June 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Arthur Dominguez, Jr., Jimmy Dominguez, Jerry DeLuna, Gustavo Dominguez, Tony Dominguez and Frank Aguilera.

DOMINGUEZ: Bill P. Dominguez, born June 25, 1906, died Wednesday in Safford, Ariz. Rosary services were held today at 7 p.m. and Mass and funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Safford. He was a former longtime resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife, Emma M. Dominguez; six sons, Bill G. Dominguez of Albuquerque, Joe Dominguez of Safford, Manuel Dominguez of Silver City, Paul Dominguez of Albuquerque, Sal Dominguez of Huntington Park, Calif., and Edward Dominguez of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four daughters, Annie D. Roybal and Rosie Marin of Safford, Betty Patin of Huntington Park, and Florence Ruiz of Oxnard, Calif.; 35 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

DOMINGUEZ: Billy Zapata Dominguez, 31, a former Grant County resident entered eternal rest early Tuesday morning at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Sept. 14, 1963, in Silver City and had worked in construction until be became ill with kidney failure. Mr. Dominguez was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his mother, Amelia Z. Dominguez, a brother, Danny Dominguez, and his wife, Diane, and a sister, Jo Ann Sepulveda, and her husband, Manuel, all of Tucson. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo Dominguez, on Feb. 18 of this year. Visitation will begin at 6 Thursday evening at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, where the prayer vigil will be held at7, with Deacon Alphonso Alvarado officiating. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated there Friday morning at 10. The Rev. Paulus Kao will officiate. Interment will follow at the San Lorenzo Cemetery, where he will be buried next to his father. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DOMINGUEZ-VILLARREAL: Clara Dominquez -Villarreal, 84, formerly of Gila, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, at 1-Ion-zon Healthcare Nursing Center in Albuquerque. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bright Funeral Home with Deacon Johnnie Perez. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday with Father John Colgan at San Ysidro Catholic Church in Gila. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery in Gila. Mrs. Villarreal was born June 15, 1914, in Gila, the daughter of Pedro and Jesus Vera Dominquez. She was married to Julian Villarreal, who preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Julian Villarreal Jr. and his wife, Patti, Robert Villarreal and his wife, Roberta, and Steve Villarreal and his wife, Jonnye; one brother, C.V. Dominguez, 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Villarreal was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Joseph Gudelio Villarreal; her grandson, Patrick Michael Villarreal; her great-grandson, Stephen William Neidner; her brother-----

DOMINGUEZ: Crecencio V. "Chris" Dominguez, 76, of San Lorenzo passed away Friday, May 21, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were to be held this morning at 10 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Mr. Dominguez was born July 28, 1922, in Gila, the son of Pedro Dominguez and Jesus Vera. Mr. Dominguez married Neline Taylor on Jan. 6, 1949, in Silver City. He graduated from Cliff High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A Longtime rancher he owned and operated the P-D Bar Ranch in Gila and Mimbres. He was also a member of the Grant County Cattle Growers Association, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, and the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau. Mr. Dominguez is survived by his wife, Neline, of San Lorenzo; three sons, Jim Dominguez and his wife, Karia, of Wilie, Texas, Ray Dominguez and his wife, Brenda, of Gila, and Larry Dominguez and his wife, Rose; and four grandchildren, Brandon and Megan Dominguez of Wilie, and Dayna and -----

DOMINGUEZ: Sgt. David A. Dominguez, 26, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday, May 9, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., as the result of an automobile accident. Sgt. Dominguez was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Karen M. Dominguez of Twenty nine Palms, Calif; his parents, Manuel and Monica Dominguez of Silver City: two brothers, Robert Dominguez of Las Cruces, and Cpl. Steve Dominguez of Camp Pendleton, Calif; two sisters, Peggy Ann Castillo of Las Cruces, and Norma Childress of Silver City; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation for Sgt. Dominguez was to be held today from 2-4 p.m. at the Curtis Bright Funeral Home. The rosary is to be recited tonight at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian burial will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m., also at St. Vincent's, with the Rev. Rod Nichols as celebrant. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by the United States Marine Corps.

DOMINGUEZ: Doroteo A. Dominguez, 76, a retired miner, residing at Bayard, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. For many years he was employed at the Asarco mine at Vanadium and was a Pioneer of Grant County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Petra Dominguez a son, Ernesto of Bagdad, Ariz.; a brother, J, D. Dominguez, living in Mexico; four grandchildren. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, Mass was set for 10 am today at the Bayard Catholic Church, with burial in the Vanadium cemetery.

DOMINGUEZ: Mrs. Elugarda Dominguez, 67, died Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital. She had been a Grant county resident for 23 years. Surviving are four sons, Henry Garcia, Silver City; Arthur and Antonio Dominguez, Los Angeles; a step-son, Anselmo Roman, Santa Rita; two daughter, Mrs. Odelia Gandara and Mrs. Amalia Gandara, Silver City; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Fr. James Milano. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

DOMINGUEZ: Mrs. Eva Dominguez, 35, a resident of Hanover, died Monday. Rosary service were held at 7:30 Wednesday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a.m. today in the Hanover Catholic church, followed by burial in the Hanover cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Salvador Dominguez, three daughters, a son and four sisters.

DOMINGUEZ-PORTILLO: Grant County lost two of its venerable pioneers last Friday when death within several hours claimed Francisco Dominguez, 75, and his sister Mrs. Dolores (Lola) Portillo, 82, both born on the Mimbres River. Mr. Dominguez was a retired rancher. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maria Benavides Dominguez; five sons, Joe and Pete, San Lorenzo; Louis, Sherman; Frank and Alfred, Santa Rita; four daughters, Mrs. John B. Allison and Mrs. Annie Barela, Silver City; Mrs. Tom Madrid, Los Angeles and Mrs. Elsie Armstrong, Cheyenne, WY;18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also four brothers, Joe, Deming; Louis and Roque, Sherman: Leonardo, Los Angeles and a sister, Mrs. Marie Baca, Dwyer. Mrs. Portillo is survived by four sons, Hignio, Mesa AZ; Alfred, Roswell; Mauricio, Bayard and Roque, San Lorenzo; seven daughters Misses Margaret and Lorenza, Bayard; Mrs. Marie De La O, Bayard; Mrs. Martina Pena, Hurley; Mrs. Mary Alkin, Bayard; Mrs. Beva Orosco, San Lorenzo; Mrs. Manuel Roybid, Mesilla Park; 26 grandchildren-----

DOMINGUEZ: Frank R. Dominguez III, 35, died Sept. 24 in El Paso, Texas. He was born Dec. 31, 1952, in Santa Rita and graduated from Cobre High School. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a resident of El Paso where he was employed at Baxter Converters Medical Supply Co. Calling hours will be today from 2-9 p.m. with rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Survivors are his parents, Frank and Carolina Dominguez of Central; one sister, Mrs. Bernie (Lucy) Trujillo of Fort Worth, Texas; three nieces, two nephews, several aunts and uncles, and many relatives and friends. Casket bearers will be Jerry, Robbie and Jaime Dominguez, Charlie Ortiz, Alfredo Gonzalez and Bernie Trujillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DOMINGUEZ: Mrs. Georgia Swartz Dominguez, 82, a long time resident of the Mimbres area died at a Deming hospital March 6. She was the widow of Jose Dominguez a long time rancher. Rosary was said in the Wheeler mortuary chapel in Deming. The funeral mass was at the San Lorenzo Catholic church. Burial followed in the San Lorenzo cemetery. Officiating was the Rev Fr Carl F Nieeset and the Rev Fr Joseph Hermosa. Survivors include her sons, Valentine of Faywood, Jose of Albuquerque, George of Bayard and Tom of Deming; her daughters, Mrs. Elana Baca of Faywood, Carmen Lucero of Deming, Bertha Gallindo of Odessa TX, Eva Ortega of Selma, CA, Rosie Lucero of Montebello, CA, Georgia Cortez of Los Angeles, and Mary Lozano of Deming. Her brothers, Jim Swartz and Mac Swartz of Deming and Ike Swartz of San Fernando, CA; her sisters, Camilla Parra of Albuquerque, Adella Torres of Deming, Sadie Lucero of Central, Minnie Jimenez of Hanover and Viola Medina of Los Angeles; 59 grandchildren; 104 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

DOMINGUEZ: Jesus J. Dominguez, 58, died Tuesday, October 30, at his residence. Mr. Dominguez was born in Hurley and had been a life long resident of Grant County. He was employed by Kennecott Copper Corporation and was a member of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley and the Disabled American Veterans. He is also survived by his wife, Consuelo Dominguez of Hurley, two daughters, Rosalina Holguin of Anaheim, California, Susie Garcia of Silver City, a son, Manuel Dominguez of Nogales, Arizona, his father, Encarnacion Dominguez of Los Angeles, California, five sisters, Lucinda Gutierrez of Hurley, Amelia Carreon, Julia Martinez, Velia Pena and Virginia Almansa all of Los Angeles, four brothers, Joe Dominguez, Arturo Dominguez, Robert Dominguez and Alfredo Dominguez all of Los Angeles and eight grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church.

DOMINGUEZ: Joe B. Dominguez, a lifelong resident of San Lorenzo, entered eternal rest early Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation will begin at 2 Sunday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will begin there at 7:30 that evening. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at San Lorenzo Catholic Church with His Excellency Ricardo Ramirez, bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, officiating. The rite of committal will follow at San Lorenzo Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He lived his entire life in San Lorenzo, where he was born. His life was devoted to his family, the San Lorenzo Church and being a cowboy at the ranch. Mr. Dominguez was retired from Chino Mines and for many years he and his wife, Molly, drove the school bus in the upper Mimbres Valley. Survivors include his wife, Molly, of the home; two daughters, Josephine Cochrane and husband, Dan, of Whittier, CA, and Nora Acosta and her husband, Sam, of Silver City; two brothers-----

DOMINGUEZ: Josephine Acosta Dominguez, 61, died Saturday in Silver City. She was a longtime resident of Grant County. Mrs. Dominguez is survived by a son, Roy Anthony Dominguez and his wife, Natalie Dominguez, of Austin, Texas; four sisters, Emilia Avilucea of Hurley, Octavia Kramer of Santa Ana, Calif., Gloria Tarazon of San Gabriel, Calif., and Clorinda Carrillo of Bayard; three brothers, Rufus Acosta of Hurley, Arnold Acosta of Grand Junction, Colo., and Edward Acosta of Hurley; and three grandchildren, Roy Dominguez Jr., Marissa Nicole Dominguez, and Joseph Dominguez, all of Austin. She was preceded in death in 1947 by her father, Emilio Acosta, and her mother, Octaviana Acosta, in 1985; and by a brother, Alfonso Acosta, in 1962. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home and Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate. Burial will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery.

DOMINGUEZ: Mrs. Juana Dominguez, 71, a resident of Central for 54 years, died Sunday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivors are two Sons, Adolpho Dominguez, Silver Bell, Ariz., and Rojelio Dominguez, Central; three daughters, Mrs. E. R. Trejo, Silver City; Mrs. Dionisio Rodriguez, Central and Mrs. Santiago Jaurequi, Bayard; 25 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central at 10 a.m. Wednesday, by the Rev. Fr. Casimir Petraukas. Burial was in the Central Cemetery.

DOMINGUEZ: Julia Villareal Dominguez, 83, died Jan. 30 in Fort Bayard. Mrs. Dominguez was born in Mexico, but was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a member of the Silver City Senior Citizens, a communicant of St. Vincent's Catholic Church and a Cursillista. Mrs. Dominguez is survived by her husband, Rito Dominguez of Silver City; one son, Pete Dominguez of Silver City; three grandsons, Fred Dominguez and Jerry Dominguez, both of Silver City and Pete Dominguez Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. and one great-great grandson, Christopher Lee Dominguez of Silver City. Rosary recitation was held Feb. 1 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Feb. 2 at St. Isadore Catholic Church in Gila, with Father Joseph Zagarri officiating at both services. Interment followed at the Gila Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Manuel Dominguez, Placido Dominguez, Steve Villareal, Raul Villareal, Crespin Maldonado and Angel Placencio. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DOMINGUEZ: Luis Marquez Dominguez, 80, lifetime Mimbres Valley rancher and farmer died at Providence Hospital in El Paso. He was born June 21, 1902 in San Lorenzo and was a member of the San Juan Catholic Church. Rosary services are set for the Sunday evening at San Juan Catholic Church and funeral Mass will be Monday morning there also. Burial will follow at the San Lorenzo Cemetery with Fr. Benito Suen officiating. Dominguez is survived by a son, Rudy Dominguez of Albuquerque; a sister, Maria D. Baca of Faywood, and three grandchildren, Marjorie Neal, Austin, Texas; Timothy Joe Dominguez and Cynthia Dominguez of Albuquerque. The Wheeler Motuary of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

DOMINGUEZ: Manuel V. Dominguez, 77, a lifelong resident of Gila, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1917 to Pedro and Jesus (Vera) Dominguez in Gila. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II in the battles of Algeria, French Morocco and Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia. After being wounded and captured in Italy on Nov. 3, 1943, he was held a prisoner of war in Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He married Vera Calderon on Dec. 5, 1953 in Silver City. Mr. Dominguez spent most of his life ranching and farming. He served on U.S. Department of Agriculture committees and ditch associations, and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Disabled American Veterans Chapter I and the Purple Heart Association. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a very compassionate and generous person with a wide circle of friends.

DOMINGUEZ: Mrs. Maria B. Dominguez, 81, a lifelong resident of San Lorenzo, died Saturday morning at Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. Survivors include five sons, Joe, Pete, and Alfred, all of San Lorenzo, Louis Dominguez of Santa Ana, California, and Frank Dominguez of Central; four daughters, Mrs. Rafaela Allison of Silver City, Mrs. Elsie Armstrong of Michigan, Mrs. Margaret Madrid of La Puente, California, and Mrs. Annie Rey of Albuquerque; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary services were conducted Monday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary and a funeral mass was held Tuesday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Carl F. Nieset officiating. Burial followed in the San Lorenzo Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Dominguez, Alfred Ortiz, Jr., Raul Sepulveda, Luis Montoya, Sam Acosta and Juan De La O.

DOMINGUEZ: Maria Gandara Dominguez, 67, of Silver City, died Wednesday. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Survivors are two sons, Antonio G. Dominguez of Alamogordo and Luis G. Dominguez of Silver City; two daughters, Sally D. Leyba of Playas and Adella D. Arellano of Silver City; three brothers, Merced Gandara of Silver City, Tony Gandara of Lordsburg and Narciso Gandara of Central; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustavo B. Dominguez, on Dec. 23, 1987. Funeral services will take place Saturday at 11a.m. in the Wheeler Home chapel with Bishop Charles Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Luis Dominguez Jr., Ray Leyba Jr., Merced Gandara Jr., Sammy Munoz, Demetrio Lucero Jr. and Ray Leyba Jr. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DOMINGUEZ: Paula H. Dominguez, 76, died Friday evening at Hillcrest General hospital. Mrs. Dominguez was a native of Animas and had lived in Bayard for the past 33 years. Survivors include her husband, Luis of Bayard; several nieces and nephews. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m., in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with Mass being recited Wednesday at 10 am, in Our Lay of Fatima Catholic Church Bayard. Burial followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Father Adrien St. Charles officiated. Pallbearers were Jose Munoz,Joe Sifuentes, Epitacio Ordonez, Gahy Armendariz, Ernesto Castillo, and Emilio Castillo.

DOMINGUEZ: Pedro (Pete) Dominguez, 70, longtime Gila area resident, died last week In Hillcrest General Hospital after an extended illness. He came to this country from Mexico about 57 years ago, first settling in Deming. About 43 years ago he moved to the Gila Valley where he became prominent in farming and ranching. He also established the Gila Valley Company, the first mercantile business in that region. Surviving are four sons, Rito, Manuel and Crescendo Dominguez, Gila, and Placido Dominguez, Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Maria Richarte, Mrs. Clara Villarreal, and Mrs. Sara Barka, Gila, and Mrs. Librado Castillo, Las Cruces; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Rosary services were held Friday in Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. John P. Linnane officiating. Mass was held Saturday in St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial was in the Mesa cemetery at Gila.

DOMINGUEZ: Pete Dominguez, 70, a lifelong Deming resident, died Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon from 2-5 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the rosary service will be that evening at 7:30 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian burial will be said Thursday morning at 10 at the church with the Rev. Carmelo Arroyo officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Dominguez was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Deming and had retired from Chino Mines as a welder. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. For many years, he was the leader of the Pete Dominguez orchestra which provided music for social and civic affairs in the area. He is survived by four daughters, Cecilia Dominguez of Las Cruces, Mary Helen Holguin of Deming, and Dolores Dominguez and Yvonne Dominguez, both of Hurley; three brothers, Richard, David and Narciso Dominguez, all of Deming; two sisters----

DOMINGUEZ: Placido Vera Dominguez, 71, passed away Saturday after a brief illness at his home in Silver City, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 11, 1924, at the family home in Gila. He was the 10th of 11 children born to Pedro Dominguez and Jesus Vera. He attended Cliff Schools and was remembered by his classmates for his skills as a basketball player. After graduation, Mr. Dominguez served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While serving in the South Pacific, he was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Dominguez worked 35 years for Chino mines in the smelter at Hurley. . He always enjoyed farming and ranching, and participated in this activity part time until his retirement, in 1986. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a compassionate, loving, generous person. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean, of the home; his children, Ralph Dominguez Sr. and his wife, Terry, of Silver City, Diane Smith and her husband, Kent, --

DOMINGUEZ: Prudencio B. "Pete" Dominguez, 81, of San Lorenzo entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 20, 1910, in San Lorenzo and was a life-time resident of Grant County. Mr. Dominguez was a retired Cobre Schools custodian and a farmer. He was a member of San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 2-6 p.m. Thursday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The funeral liturgy service will be held Thursday evening at 7 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Charles Mears officiating. Committal rite services will be held Friday morning at 10 in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lupe P. Dominguez of San Lorenzo; two sons, Jerry P. Dominguez of Los Angeles and Reuben P. Dominguez of San Lorenzo; a daughter, Lorraine McDonald, and her husband, Eddie, of San Lorenzo; four brothers, Joe B. Dominquez of Sherman, Frank B. Dominquez of Central and Alfred B. Dominguez of Tucson, Ariz.; and sisters, Rafaela Allison, Elsie Armstrong, Margaret Madrid and Annie Rey.

DOMINGUEZ: Ramon Dominguez, 41, of Mimbres, was killed Monday afternoon when he plunged down a deep shaft while working at the Bullfrog mine of the American Smelting, Refining and Mining Co. at Bayard. At the time of the accident, Dominguez was working at the 900-foot level. He fell about 100 feet into the sump. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict of accidental death by drowning. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elutia Dominguez, two sons, Raymond and John, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose A. Dominguez, all of Mimbres; four brothers and seven sisters. Rosary services were held by the Cox Mortuary chapel Wednesday evening, followed by mass at 8 am today at the San Lorenzo Catholic church. Burial was to take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Fierro cemetery.

DOMINGUEZ: Reina D. Dominguez, 72, a Deming resident, passed away Tuesday, May 2, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin at 3 Thursday afternoon and a prayer vigil will be held that evening at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Inurnment of cremains will take place Friday afternoon at 2 at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Dominguez was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Mimbres to Jose and Jesusita Duran. She married Jose S. Dominguez on Jan. 22, 1944, at Fierro. She lived in Albuquerque for 28 years and worked at St. Joseph's Hospital for 12 years as a nurse's aide. Mrs. Dominguez was a resident of Deming for 12 years and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Her family includes her husband, Jose Dominguez of Deming; one son, Eddie Joe Dominguez, and his wife, Merlinda, of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Entrusted to Baca’s.

DOMINGUEZ: Rito V. Dominguez, 83, a resident of Gila, passed away Thursday in Silver City. He was born May 22, 1909, in Gila. He is survived by his son, Pete Dominguez of Silver City; three brothers, Manuel Dominguez of Gila, Placido Dominguez of Silver City, and Crecencio Dominguez of Mimbres; two sisters, Clara Villareal of Gila and Sara Mugler of Houston; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Dominguez was a rancher. Visitation will be held Sunday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home from 2-7 p.m. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the prayer vigil at 7p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Isadore Catholic Church in Gila. Burial will follow in Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Officiating will be the Rev. Paulus Kao. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

DOMINGUEZ: Robert (Bobby) Grijalva Dominguez, 22, died in Santa Rita. Bobby was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of Mimbres. He was a communicant of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church and a graduate of Cobre High School. Presently he was employed for the Grant County courthouse Maintenance Department. He is survived by his parents, Mick and Velia Guck of Mimbres; two sisters, Sylvia Misquez and Dolores (Dottie) Clark both of Silver City; four brothers, Raymond Dominguez of Playas, Henry Dominguez of Gila Center, Michael Dominguez of Silver City, Jamey Guck of Mimbres; 13 nieces and three nephews. Rosary recitation was held and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated. Both services were held at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church in San Lorenzo, with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Grijalva Private cemetery in Mimbres. Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Dominguez, Henry Dominguez, Michael Dominguez, Jamey Guck, Homer Clark, and Daniel Misquez.

DOMINGUEZ: Rojelio R. Dominguez, 69, a resident of Central, passed away Sunday in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Dominguez was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Villa de Buena Ventura, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Adolfo and Juanita Dominguez. He worked as a truck driver for Chino Mines for many years, until his retirement. He served with the143rd Infantry in Italy and France in World War II. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Socorro, of the home; seven sons, Roger Dominguez Jr. and his wife Becky, of Central, Paul and his wife, Dorothy of Bayard, Joe and his wife, Susan, of Carlsbad, Johnny and his wife, Alice, of Bayard, Robert and his wife, Barbara, of Central, Tony and his wife, Norma, of Central, and Ralph of Central; seven daughters, Ramona Lardizabal and Cecilia Dominguez, both of Central, Emma Villanueva and her husband, Simon, of Hurley, Andrea Dominguez of Central, Nellie Reyes and her husband, Robert, of Hurley, Lorrie Medina and her husband, Frank, of Central, and Joanne Foust and her husband, John, of Albuquerque; -----

DOMINGUEZ: Rufina “Ruth” Garcia Dominguez, 45, resident of Deming; died Friday evening in Deming. She was born May 16, 1938 in Vanadium and had lived in Deming since 1965. Rosary services were held Tuesday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was Wednesday morning at St. Ann’s Catholic Church Fr Jesus De Avilucea officiated and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Ernesto Dominguez of the home; four sons, Jose Garcia, Bayard; Tony Garcia, Ernesto and Tony Dominguez, Deming; six daughters, Consuelo Garcia, Palomas; Sylvia Garcia, Phoenix; , Nancy, Dominguez, Tucson; Roseanne Dominguez, Mary Lucille Dominguez and Barbara Dominguez of Deming; one brother, Ray Garcia, Deming; three sisters, Jackie Oñzco, Deming; Jovita Barela, Silver City, Dora Garcia, Albuquerque and six grandchildren. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

DOMINGUEZ: Salvador G. Dominguez, 84, a longtime resident of Hanover, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Don Salvador Dominguez, as he was known, was born May 26, 1911 in Guerrero, Chihuahua, Mexico to Rafael and Maria de la Luz Grijalva Dominguez. He came to the United States in 1955 from Mexico and eventually made his home in Hanover. He was Catholic by faith and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church of Hanover. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Guadalupe Cortez Dominguez of the home; three sons, Victor Manuel Dominguez of Ensenada, Baja California, Efrain C. Dominguez of Hanover, and Jerry Dominguez of Silver City; seven daughters, Graciela D. Verdugo of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Carmen Gloria D. Torres of Whittier, Calif., Celia H. Dominguez of Silver City, Azucena D. "Susy" Orrantia of El Paso, Texas, Teresa D. "Terri" Ordonez of Dallas, Lorena D. LaCour of Downing, Calif. and Diana D. Garcia of Covina, Calif.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

DOMINGUEZ: Socorro I. Candelaria Dominguez, 72 a lifelong resident of Grant County, entered into eternal rest Wednesday at her home in Santa Clara. She was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Silver City. Mrs. Dominguez was a homemaker for 55 years a enjoyed pinon picking, being with her grandchildren and visiting friends. She was member of Santa Clara Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Roger and his wife, Becky, of Santa Clara, Paul and his wife Dorothy, of Silver City, Joe and his wife, Susan, of Santa Clara, Johnny and his wife Alice, of Bayard, Robert at his wife, Barbara, of San Clara, Tony and his wife Norma, of Santa Clara, and Ralph and his fiancé Cathy, of Mimbres, daughters, Ramona Lardizabal of Santa Clara, Cecilia Velasquez of Santa Clara, Emma Villanueva and her husband, Simon, of Hurley, Andréa Dominguez of Santa Clara, Nellie Reyes of Hurley, Lorrie Medina and her husband Frank, of Santa Clara, and Joann Foust and her husband, John, of Silver City; and her sisters, Vivian Hernandez, Cru ----

DOMINGUEZ: Susano ‘Papa Chano” Dominguez, 69, of Las Cruces, formerly of Santa Clara, entered eternal life Sunday, July 5, at his home. Ho was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Susano and Maria Gaytan Dominguez. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, settling in Grant County and working as a welder in the mining industry. He owned and operated the Dominguez Welding Shop in Central, now known as Santa Clara, from 1978 to 1985 and in Vado from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Dominguez had a great love for children and animals. He was a hardworking man who had many, friends and a great sense of humor. He emphasized the importance of obtaining a good education to all his children. He is survived by his loving wife, Aurora Enriquez Dominguez of the family home; six sons, Julio Dominguez and his wife, Cathy, of Yuma, Ariz., Robert Dominguez and his wife, Debbie, of Santa Clara, Luis Carlos and his wife Valerie of San Antonio, Texas, Francisco and Manuel Dominguez, both of Tempe, Ariz., and Miguel Dominguez-----

DOMINGUEZ: Vicente S. Dominguez, 73, of Hurley, a retired Chino Mines employee, of Kennecott Copper Corporation, died Monday at Hillcrest Hospital. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 Thursday evening at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Mass will be said at the Hurley Catholic Church Friday morning at 10 o’clock, followed by burial in the Hurley cemetery. Surviving are four sisters and a brother of the deceased.

DONAGHE: Services for Bertha J. "Bessie" Donaghe, 71, of Deming will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapels. Donaghe died Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Clifford L. Donaghe of Deming; sons, Ronald L. Donaghe of Las Cruces, Carlton J. Donaghe of Deming; daughters, Betty Lou Hethcox of Indiana, Elizabeth Ann Hobbs of Las Cruces, Donna Carol Donaghe of Deming; brothers, Homer V. Conner of Kilgore, Texas, Gene R. Conner of Waco, Texas; sister, Betty Joyce Thomas of Waco, Texas, six grandchildren.

DONAHUE: Dr. John L. Donahue, Sr., 73, former manager of Fort Bayard veterans Hospital, passed away this past week at his home on, Ariz. He had engaged in practice of medicine in Tucson for more than 20 years. Donahue was widely known in his profession. He served in World War I, a surgeon assigned to the British Army overseas and was one of the first doctors to volunteer from the United States. After the war, Dr. Donahue practiced for several years in Philadelphia. Ill heath brought him to New Mexico where he was assigned to the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. In 1929 he was transferred to the Veterans Hospital in Tucson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Donahue; two sons, Hugh L. of Los Angeles and John of Tucson; a sister, Mary Donahue, of Philadelphia, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Tucson where burial took place.

DONALDSON: C. C. Donaldson died in South Pasadena Ca., Wednesday. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Paul Wright. Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson were former residents of Silver City when he was associated with the Railroad Express Agency. Funeral arrangements are pending.

DONALDSON: Clem S. Donaldson, 86, a Hachita resident, died Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-7:30 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Deming with Bishop Mervyn Wertz officiating. Interment will follow at Hachita Cemetery. Mr. Donaldson was born March 1, 1904 in Hachita. He was a rancher. He was a lifelong resident of Hachita and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Donaldson was also a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and the National Cattlemen's Association. Survivors include his wife, Joan, of Hachita; three brothers, Kirk Donaldson of Silver City, James Donaldson of Lakeside, Ariz., and Shelly Donaldson of South Jordan, Utah; a sister, Velva Shaw of Danville, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

DONALDSON: Kamalee Donaldson, seven months, died last Thursday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Kamalee was born in Silver City and is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Donaldson of Tyrone, two sisters, Kristen Jo Donaldson, Kari Lynn Donaldson, two brothers, Scott Eric Donaldson and Samuel Ray Donaldson all of the home, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk W. Donaldson, of Silver City, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bigler of Central, Ariz. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Thomas R. Shelley officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Gerry Billings, David Noble, Bill Rodriguez and Harold Schultz. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Trujillo, Kendall Bigler, Jason Bigler, David Donaldson, Karl Donaldson, Alan Donaldson and Ted Donaldson.

DONALDSON: Karl Maeser Donaldson, 98, departed this life Friday in Silver City, from causes incident to age. He was born Nov. 13, 1897, in Colonial Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, to James Rowan and Frances Cora Harris Donaldson. He married Florence Richardson on June 16, 1921, in the Salt Lake Temple. Following the marriage, he homesteaded and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Hachita. In 1928, the couple moved to Virden, where he farmed until he finally retired in his 80s. After his beloved wife passed away in 1982, be spent many summers in Provo, Utah, with his daughter, Francelle Faulk, and enjoyed frequent temple attendance. He also spent time attending the temple in Mesa, Ariz., at which time he resided with his daughter, Margene Millsaps. He was always an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He touched the lives of many people with his friendliness, love and generosity. And by his example, he nobly enhanced Christian principles. Mr. Donaldson found great joy----

DONALDSON: Pauline M. Donaldson, 67, died at Hillcrest Hospital Sunday night. She is a native of Silver City and a resident of Cliff. She was a retired teacher from Cliff Scholl system. She is survived by two sons, Bruce of Tucson, Ariz., and Jimmy of San Manual, AZ, a daughter, Mrs. Nora Stailey of Cliff; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eliz Watson of Silver City, Mrs. Rebecca Wedell of Amarillo, TX; and Mrs. May Harris of Pleasant View, Calif. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Virden, Interment will follow at the Virden Cemetery, with Bishop Earl Young officiating, Casket bearers will be Dennis Stailey, Glenn Stailey, Daryl Stailey, Bud Stailey, Tex Donaldson and Buddy Donaldson.

DONALDSON: Funeral services for Samuel Alexander Donaldson, 75, who died Saturday, were held in Hachita Monday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Donaldson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Skinner in Silver City. He was born Jan. 26, 1879 in Porterville Utah, the son of John and Christina Sims Donaldson-both emigrants from Scotland, and emigrated with his family from Castle Dale, Utah to Old Mexico in 1889. He later was a cattle rancher near Hachita where he had lived since 1912. He was married to Elnora Melissa Jorgenson Jan. 9, 1903 in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua. Mexico. He is survived by his wife; nine children, Clem S. of Hachita, Merlin J. of Tucson, Herman C. of Del Rio, James R. of Silver City; Shelly A. of Provo, Utah, Kirk W. of Silver City, Mrs. W. W. Skinner of Silver City, Mrs. R H Shaw of Oakland, Calif, and Mrs. F. L. Mabry of Silver City; 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

DONALSON: Ruth Donalson, 92, of Westlake Village, Calif., passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in La Luz, N.M., on Oct. 15, 1904, and grew up in the nearby town of Tularosa. Her father, James Dale, was president of the Tularosa Bank in the early 1920s. He and her mother, Malissa Holden Dale, were active in civic processes. Mrs. Donalson majored in elementary education at the University of New Mexico and Western New Mexico University. Following college, she was at teacher for five years in Gallup and Silver City. Nineteen years later, she resumed teaching at nursery schools in South Pasadena, Calif. She continued teaching for more than 20 years. She married Claude C. Donalson on June 16, 1929. In 1937, they became residents of South Pasadena, where she lived for 37 years. He passed away Jan. 29, 1964. After leaving South Pasadena, she resided in Agoura Hills, CA for six years, followed by 17 years in Westlake Village. Mrs. Donalson is lovingly remembered by her family and friends for her love of ----

DONES: Cristobol Dones, 75, passed away Saturday, January 29, at Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose, Calif. following brief illness. Mr. Dones was native of Mexico and had lived most of his life in Grant County. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by 7 grandchildren, Mrs. Dolores Rivera of Whittier, CA, Ciprian Montoya, and Richard Montoya, both of No. Hollywood, CA, Miss Emily Montoya, Pony Montoya and Gerald Montoya, all of San Jose, CA, and Mike Montoya of Silver City. Survivors also include two brothers, Isabel Donez and Andres Jacobo, both of El Paso, one sister, Mrs. Cruz Ordonez of Soledad, CA and several nieces and nephews. Rosary services were recited Wednesday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass said Thursday, February 3, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Interment followed in the Hanover Cemetery with Reverend Father Jesus Espinosa officiating. ‘Mr. Bones’ grandsons served as pallbearers.

DONES: Mrs. Dolores P. Dones, 71, died at Hillcrest Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Dones was a native of Mexico and had lived in Bayard for the past 48 years. Survivors include her husband Cristobal of Bayard; one son, Maxwell of La Puente, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Primitivo Pena of Juarez, Mexico. Rosary services for Mrs. Dones were held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 8 p.m. Sunday. The funeral Mass was recited in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 9:30 a.m. Monday with the interment following in the Hanover Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Adrien St. Charles officiated.

DONEZ: Isabel Rivera Donez, 80, resident of Deming, died Monday afternoon in Memorial General Hospital, Las Cruces. He was born Nov. 5, 1905 in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, and lived most of his life in Grant and Luna counties. He was retired from Chino Mines Co. and was a member of the Catholic Church. Rosary service will be held this evening at 7:30 in Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels. The funeral Mass will be Friday morning at 10 in St. Ann’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Jesus De Avilucea will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. His survivors include two sons, Salvador Donez from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and Jesse Donez of Pomona, Calif.; nine daughters, Mary Hernandez of Deming, Lupe Ortega of Bayard, Blanca Rodriguez, Liz Lopez, Jean Donez and Rachel Donez, all of Albuquerque, Polly Donez of Alamogordo, Alma Scott of Fort Bliss, Texas, and Sylvia Pryor of Leavenworth, Kansas; a brother, Andres Jacobo of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Cruz Ordonez of Soledad, CA; 19 grandchildren.


DONEZ: Juana Maria Donez, 90, died Wednesday at Fort Bayard. She was born in Durango, Mexico, and was a resident of Bayard. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Society, the Cursillistas, and the Gualupesnas Society. She is survived by three nieces, Natividad Mora of La Puente, Calif., Maria Mata of Juarez, Mexico, and Solomon Gutierrez of Canutillo, Texas; and six nephews, Ramon Barraza of Bayard, Pedro Barraza of Canutillo, Texas, Rafael Barraza of Las Cruces, Juan and Jose Barraza, both of El Paso, Texas, and Seferino Barraza of Arenas Valley. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight in Our Lady of Fatima, and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 Saturday morning at Our Lady of Fatima. The Rev. Tomas Perez will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Seferino Barraza, Jose Ramon Barraza, Daniel Barraza, David Barraza and Jose Barraza. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DONEZ: Max P Donez, 66, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Santa Rita, passed away Wednesday, May 12, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. The family received friends Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The rosary was recited at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. The funeral Mass was to be celebrated at 10 this morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Paulus Kao. Interment with military honors was at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Donez was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Santa Rita. He was the son of Christopher Donez and Delores Pena Donez. He married Sophia Silva on Dec. 22, 1950, in Bayard. She preceded him in death in 1998. Mr. Donez is survived by one son, Robert Donez of El Paso; one daughter, Loretta Donez of Radium Springs; five grand- children, Ronald Donez and his wife, Gina, of El Paso, Monique Donez of Barstow, Calif., Andrea Nava of Radium Springs, and Desire Donez and Orlando, both of Redlands, Calif.; one great-grandchild, Donez Jude Donez of El Paso.

DONNELLY: Dennis Lewis Donnelly died June 14 at his residence in Bayard. Donnelly, 43, had been a resident of this area for about one year. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home.

DONOHOE: Eugene Hamilton "Gene" Donohoe, 78, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Oct. 7 in Roswell. He was a cattle inspector. Mr. Donohoe is survived by his wife, Ellen Donohoe of Roswell; two daughters, Gwen of Farmington and Gina of Dallas; and a son, Larry of Roswell. A memorial service was held Saturday, when Mr. Donohoe's ashes were scattered over the Gila Wilderness.

DONOHUE: Audrey A. Donohue, 76, of Silver City entered eternal rest Tuesday night in her home. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DONOHUE: Dusty Donohue, 84, of Mesilla Park passed away Monday, June 15, at her home. She will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Graham Mortuary in Las Cruces. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Donohue of Fairacres Baptist Church officiating and the Rev. Robert Brancher assisting. Music will be provided by Ruth Smith and Dottie Ackock. Interment services will follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, where she will be buried next to her husband, Robert Donohue. Pallbearers for the service will be Steve Donohue, Jerry Donohue, Dave Donohue, Michael Donohue, Justin Donohue, Micah Donohue and David Chavez. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Torres Donohue and Jacob James Donohue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Fairacres Baptist Church Building Project. She was born April 8, 1914, in Safford, Ariz. She earned bachelor and masters degrees and worked as an elementary teacher----

DONOHUE: Edwin Joseph “Buddy” Donohue died Ma 24. He was born Aug. 7, 1908, in Belen to Thomas A. and Lyda (Walberg) Donohue. He was 88. His mother was en route to Silver City to join her husband and to attend her father’s funeral when she had to exit the train long enough for Mr. Donohue’s birth. He was raised on a small ranch in Silver City with six siblings, Frank, Katy, Robert, Tommy, Richard and Johnny, all of whom preceded him in death. He attended grade school through high school in Silver City and served in the U.S. Cavalry, F-Troop, in El Paso, Texas, from 1926-28. At age 23, he married in 1931 Audrey A. Atkinson of Hurley. She preceded him in death in April 1991. Mr. Donohue lived most of his life in Silver City. During the Depression years, he worked for the Black Canyon Forest Service and for state highway construction, helping to build the Black Range Highway. He, also did plumbing for the Silver City high school and worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. in Santa Rita from 1938-43. During World II, ---


DONOHUE: Franklin Leo Donohue, 80, died Saturday. He was born Jan.8, 1907, to Tom and Lydia Donohue in Sioux City, Iowa. He came to Silver City in1908 where he was raised on a ranch on the Pinos Altos road where Mountain Wrecking is now located. He attended the public schools in Silver City where he played football. He was also a football player at the old State Teachers College; and was an active member and Master Council of Demolays. After high school he worked with his dad contracting various jobs, including the Grant County Courthouse and the Masonic building. He met Ruth Dinwiddie in 1926 and was married Oct. 31, 1931 at which time he worked as a fireman for Silver City and then became fire chief. He then worked for the Works Progress Administration through out Grant County until 1936. He went to work for Chino Mines in 1936 in Hurley on the new smelter until its completion. In 1938 Patsy was born. In 1941 he went to work for Sundt Construction, a defense contractor in Lordsburg, then he moved to Deming ---

DONOHUE: James Royall Donohue was born Aug.23, 1946, in Las Cruces and died Monday in Rochester, Minn., following a brief illness. He resided with his family in Olivet, MI. Mr. Donohue was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Donohue. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Rauk) Donohue, daughter, Deirdre, and son, Justin, of Olivet. He is also survived by his mother, Dusty Donohue of Las Cruces; and his brothers, Bob and Jerry of Las Cruces, and Steve of Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Donohue had been a full time professor of theater and speech at Olivet College for the past 15 years. Prior to that, the family lived in Silver City, where Mr. Donohue was with the drama department at Western New Mexico University. A graduate of Las Cruces High School, he earned an under-graduate degree in drama at New Mexico State University, a Master of Arts degree in theater at the University of Colorado, and a master of fine arts degree at the University of Hawaii. He did additional graduate study in London. He was in -----

DONOHUE: John E. Donohue, 72, a former Silver City resident, died Tuesday at his home in Denver. He was born April 25, 1918, in Silver City. He had resided in Denver for 37 years. Dr. Donohue, during the course of his life, was a professor at Metro State College, a Border Patrol officer and a U.S. Air Force pilot who flew combat missions in B-29s during the Korean War. He also served with the U.S. Department of Justice and from 1954-57 was a Civil Air Patrol liaison officer at Lowry Air Force Base, flying President Dwight D. Eisenhower fishing. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Regis College, a Master of Arts degree from Peabody College and a doctorate from the University of Denver. He married Teresa Dyer in Denver on Oct. 18, 1941. He was founder of the Institute for the Study of Drug, Alcohol and Addictive Behaviors at Metro State. Dr. Donohue is survived by his son, Paul Donohue of Denver; four grandchildren, Sara, John, Mark and Nora Shamburg-Donohue, all of Denver; and two brothers, E. J ---

DONOHUE: Richard John “Richie” Donohue, former resident of Silver City, died Sunday Feb. 13 at Clear Lake Hospital in Houston following an extended illness. Funeral and burial services were held in Austin Feb 17. Richard was born in Silver City on Aug. 5, 1916, the son of Tom and Lydia Donohue. He attended grade school and high school in Silver City then went to Las Cruces to study civil engineering at New Mexico Agricultural College. He worked for a while for McKee construction co of Las Cruces then joined the Marines where he served in the South Pacific during World War II as part of the 5th Marine Division. After the war Richard worked with his brother in Silver City under the firm of Donahue construction. He then joined the Army Corps of Engineers with which he had worked during the past 30 years. He and his wife, Ilene had spent the last seven years in Ruya, Saudi Arabia, where he was construction superintendent. Richard is survived by his wife Ilene Reese Donahue and a son, Mike, both of Dickinson Texas----

DONOHUE: Ruth A. Donohue, 83, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was a member of the Levi's and Lace Extension Club in Silver City for 54 years; of the Rebekah’s; and of Eastern Star; and belonged to the Church Circle Veteran's Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Donohue, on Oct. 3, 1987. She is survived by her son, Frank Donohue and his wife, Ninfa, of Silver City; one daughter, Pattie Saige, and her husband, Vance, of Vienna, Va.; two brothers, Richard O. Dinwiddie of Cliff and Ralph Dinwiddie of Pinos Altos; six grandchildren, Andrew, Maggie, Amanda, Armando, Kelly, and Drew; and one great-grandchild, April. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Funeral services will be conducted that same day at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery.

DONOHUE: Thomas Jefferson (Tom) Donohue, respected Silver City resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.J. Robertson, Monday. He was 73. The deceased was born in Council Bluffs, IA. He came to Grant County in the early 1900s. He is survived, in addition to Mrs. Robertson, by six sons. They are Frank, Edwin, Robert, Richard, Thomas and John Donahue, all of Silver City. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. John P. Linnane officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery and arrangements were by the Cox Mortuary. Bearers were Dick Hedges, Uncle Fred Ramsey, Clint Johnson, Sr., Clifton Reed, Arch Carroll and Jack Pearce.

DOOLEY: Chad Lee Dooley, age 21, formerly of Santa Rita, died September 25, in Kingman, AZ,

DOOLEY: June Gray Dooley, 64, a resident of Keithyule, LA, entered eternal life Saturday, Aug. 1. She was formerly of Santa Rita. She was preceded in death by her son, Chad. She is survived by her husband, Clay Brooks Dooley of the home; and her daughter, Amy Blair of Denver. Two brothers and a sister also survive her. No services are planned.

DOOLEY: Mrs. Naomi Dooley, 55, a resident of Santa Rita for the past 19 years, passed away early Wednesday morning at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Dooley is survived by her husband W. L. Dooley; one son, Clay B Dooley, two daughters, Mrs. Earline Williams and Mrs. Billy June Porter; four grandchildren, six brothers, O. E. Brooks, L. A. Brooks, W. T. Brooks, all of Broz, AL, C. M. Brooks, Silver Bell, AZ, and K. M. Brooks also of Alabama; five sisters, Mrs. Paul Rogers, Bayard, Mrs. Jim Gibson of Santa Rita; Mrs. Ira Hale of Alexander City, AL, Mrs. Cecil Stanfleld and Mrs. Avery Crossum and her mother Mrs. E. A Brooks all of Boaz, AL. Funeral services will be held at 1PM at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev Ben Hansford of Burbank CA officiating. Burial will be in the Silver city cemetery, with Cox mortuary in charge.

DOOLEY: Accompanied by members of the family, the body of Mrs. Susan Esther Dooley, 62, mother of Mrs. W. T. Willbanks, Gila, who died the past week at the home of her daughter, was sent to Peabody, KS by the Cox Mortuary, for burial.

DOOLEY: William L. Dooley, 69, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hillcrest General Hospital on December 17. He was a native of Boaz, AL and had lived in Grant County for 32 years. He was retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation after 31 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Carol of Central; two daughters, Mrs. Earline Williams of Dalton, PA and Mrs. Billie June Cline of Globe, AZ; one son, Clay of Kingman, Ariz.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Anderson, Mrs. Violet Lannier and Mrs. Ruth Anderson, all of Hillsboro, AL; a step-father, W. A. Stricklin, also of Hillsboro. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary chapel at 4 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Neal Nicolay of the Arenas Valley Community Church officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery.

DOOLITTLE: Helen Brock Doolittle, passed away on February 1, 1977 in Truth or Consequences New Mexico. She resided at 210 W. Riverside. Mrs. Doolittle was born in New Mexico on January 9, 1909 and was 68 years old at the time of her death. She had been a ranching wife and quite active in the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, New Mexico Farm Bureau and the Chamisa Cowbells. Mrs. Doolittle is survived by two sons, Marshall B. Doolittle of T or C, and Walter J. Doolittle of Tyrone, New Mexico; four grandchildren; Bret, Stacy and Jamie Doolittle of T or C; and Shannon Doolittle of Tyrone, NM. Also surviving are two sisters, Marie McCauley of Cliff, NM and Grace Ray of Lordsburg, NM. Services for Mrs. Doolittle were February 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the French Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Michael Williams officiating and final interment at Hot Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Central Christian Church Building Fund, 808 Fir, T or C., N.M. or the Cancer Care Fund.

DOOLITTLE: Herbert A. Doolittle, a former resident of Grant county, passed away on July 17, at the Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles. He had been in poor health or some time, but became seriously ill only a few days prior to his death. His death was caused from high blood pressure and uremic poisoning. Funeral services were held at St. Augustine by the Sea, Episcopal Church, Santa Monica, Calif., at 11:00 a. m. on Friday, July 18th, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica. Mr. Doolittle was 42 years of age at the time of his death. He was born in El Paso, TX, and lived in New Mexico until 1930. He resided with his wife, Mrs. Jebe Doolittle and infant son at 1525 North Fuller Avenue, Hollywood. He is survived by his wife, infant son, John, another son, George, his mother, Mrs. Josephine Doolittle, three sisters, Anne Selby, Francis Norton and Jo Soulsburg, and two brothers Walter and Marshall, who were present at the funeral, Walter having traveled from his home in New Mexico.

DOOR: May S. Door, 96, formerly of Maplewood, MO, passed away Friday at Hacienda de Salud nursing home in Silver City. She was born Feb.16, l897, to Henry and Betty (Woodland) Sinkler in Stanton, MO. She married Oscar Frank Door on Feb. 16, 1921, in Mexico, MO. She moved to Silver City in 1987. Mrs. Door was the secretary of the Cactus Class for many years and a member of the Maplewood Christian Church in Maplewood. During World War II, she was a war production worker. Mrs. Door enjoyed gardening and writing poetry. She is survived by a son, Robert O. Door, and his wife, Gynithe, of Silver City; a daughter, Kathryne L. Schnettler, and her husband, Jack V. Schnettler, of Creve Couer, MO; a sister, Dorothy Heifner of Lakeville, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Christian Church in Maplewood. Memorial contributions in her name may be sent to Maplewood Christian Church.

DORER: Berta Dorer, 71, of the Quemado area passed away at Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Survivors include her husband, Clifford Dorer; her son, Clifford “Butch” Dorer, and her Sisters, Nora Lou Yert of Dennison, TX and Cora Sue Fitch of Tampa, FL. Internment was to take place at Fort Bayard National Cemetery today at 2 p.m. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

DORSETT: Oma Lou Dorsett, 88, of Lordsburg passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, in Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Dorsett was to lie in state at Lordsburg Funeral Home from 1-4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery with Mr. W.L. Sanders officiating. Mrs. Dorsett was born July 8, 1911, in Bryson, Texas. She was the daughter of John Barnes and Catherine McClure Barnes. She married Glen H. Dorsett on Aug. 14, 1937, in Carrizozo. Mr. Dorsett preceded her in death in March 1989. Mrs. Dorsett is survived by two daughters, Glyndce Roark of Lordsburg and. Patricia Wellman of Ozark, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence Barnes of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one daughter, Carolyn Gay, O'Dell. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DORSEY: Bernard F. "Nayo" Dorsey, 86, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Friday at his residence. Mr. Dorsey was born Jan. 29, 1907 to Louie and Sarafina (Salazar) Dorsey in Silver City. He was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Emilia Dorsey of Silver City; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Chavez of Albuquerque and Raphaelita Pryor of Lincoln, NM; two cousins, Daniel Teran and his wife, Aurora, of Silver City, and Adolpho Ybarra and his wife, Alicia, also of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Monday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The prayer vigil (rosary) will begin at 7p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The funeral liturgy will begin at10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

DORSEY Emilia S. Dorsey, 93, passed away Monday at her residence. She is survived by her godson, Adolfo, and his wife, Alicia Ybarra, of Silver City; two sisters, Rafaelita Pryar of Tucson, AZ, and Juanita Chavez of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was proceeded in death by her daughter, Dora, and her husband, B.F. Dorsey. Grave-side services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

DORSEY: William Milton Dorsey, age 68 years, died suddenly following a heart attack at his ranch home 15 miles north of Silver City last Thursday evening. He was born Nov 20, 1878, at Summerset, KS and came to this country with his parents when he was a small boy and had resided here the rest of his life. He was well and favorably known and was a man of many fine characteristics, appreciated by most of his close and intimate friends who knew his kindly disposition. He was that hard pioneer type that helped to make this country and which is fast disappearing. Surviving are his wife,Eula, his twin brother John, who has for many years made his home with his brother “Bill” and assisted him in ranching. -----rest unreadable

DOTSON: Edwin R. Dotson, 62, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Dotson, pioneer residents of Silver City, passed away on Tuesday, July 5 in El Paso where he was brought for medical treatment from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where he and his family had made their home for 30 years. He was employed by the American Smelting & Refining Co. as master mechanic and retired last March because of illness. Mr. Dotson was born in Silver City, May 21, 1898. He spent most of his young life in and around Silver City. During World War I he enlisted in the Navy and served until the end of the war. Upon his discharge from the service he returned to Tyrone where his family was living and shortly after he and Miss Annie McLaughlin were married. Six children were born to this union, five of whom are living. Besides his wife and children, he leaves five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Bard and Mrs. Frank McDonald of El Paso, Mrs. Joe Gowen of Oakland, CA; two aunts, Mrs. Robert K. Bell of Silver City ----

DOTSON: Gladys Elena Dotson, 83, died Tuesday in Silver City Mrs. Dotson was a retired schoolteacher and had been in Silver City only a short lime. Graveside services were held at Fort Bayard at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home.

DOTSON: Hunley Leon Dotson was born Oct. 24, 1871 in Meridian, Miss. His mother died when he was a young boy and his father, Dr. Edwin R. Young, who had given his services to the southern cause, moved with his family of three small children, Charleigh, Hunley and Pearl, to Texas where they remained for several years when Dr. Dotson decided to move farther west, and in the late eighties they landed in Silver City, where Dr. Dotson practiced until his death. Hunley, or Lee, as he was known to all his friends, grew to manhood in Silver City and because of his jovial disposition, was liked by everyone. He held many positions of responsibility and served two terms as county commissioner of Grant County, which office he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people. On March 24,1896 he was married to Miss Hattie Whitehill, daughter of Harvey Whitehill and to this union five children were born; Edwin R., who holds a responsible position with the A.S.&R. in Charcas, Mexico; Doris, Mr -----

DOTSON: A message was received on Saturday by Mrs. Robert Bell that her niece Mrs. Lucille Dotson of El Paso had passed away suddenly from a heart attack Wednesday and was buried there on Friday. Mrs. Dotson was the wife of the late Mr. Hunley Dotson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H L Dotson. They were former residents of Hurley where they were well known. Mrs. Dotson was a woman of rare artistic talent and musical ability. At the time of her death she was employed by the El Paso Public Schools as a music teacher. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Adams, who made her home with her, and a sister in Long Beach California.

DOTY: While on an errand of mercy last Friday afternoon, Michael A. J. Doty- well known Silver Cityian of many years residence here, suffered injuries that resulted in his death the following Sunday, April 8. Mr. Doty, driving toward Bayard with Joe Alcorta, had his car rammed in a freak accident that resulted when another driver, Joseph Duncan, in attempting to quiet his small son, Baylor, who was squirming around in the seat near the door, swerved across the highway. The accident occurred a short distance from the Case Loma road entrance about 3 p.m. Of the four involved in the accident, Doty, a veteran of World War I and veterans service officer in this area, was most seriously injured and although his injuries were at first not believed serious, it later developed that he was hurt internally and had complete fractures of seven ribs. He succumbed at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital about 4 am Sunday. The passenger in the car, Joe Alcorta, suffered a broken hip. Joseph Duncan received a sprained -----

DOTY: Robyn B. Doty, 70, died Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Doty was retired from the U.S. Forest Service and had been a longtime resident of Silver City. Survivors include his wife, Olive Doty of Silver City; a daughter, Deanna Jenkins of Carlsbad; two sisters, Maxine Oglesby of Albuquerque and Berneta Harris of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Oscar Davis will officiate. Interment will be in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Branch Genealogical Library, 2019 Main Street, Silver City, N.M. 88062. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOUGAN: Mrs. Elizabeth L. Dougan, 73, a life resident of this community died here March 6. Mrs. Dougan is the widow of Oliver J. Dougan who died here in 1958. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lena Hales of Bayard; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Dodson and Mrs. Mary Eddieman all of Bayard. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel March 8 with the L.D.S. Church in charge and interment following in the Masonic Cemetery.

DOUGHERTY: Howard H Dougherty of Silver City died Aug. 22 in his home. He was survived by his wife, Katheryn Phillips Dougherty and was taken to the Buck Still Ivan Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, Idaho for services. Local arrangements by the Curtis Bright Funeral home.

DOUGHERTY: Kathryn Elizabeth Dougherty, 70, of Clifton, Ariz., passed away early Saturday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Baca’s.

DOUGLAS: Allen Ray Douglas, 27, died Sunday in an auto accident. Mr. Douglas was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on August 22, 1954, the son of George and Helen Douglas. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Douglas of Silver City; one sister, Linda Gaethje of Morenci, Ariz.; two brothers, George Douglas of Lynville, IN, and Kenneth Douglas of Batesville, AR, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. David Saucier officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane. Serving as pallbearers will be Sam Turman, Mark Schlofeldt, CY Henderson, Wesley Buresch, Dave Smith and Bob Sanders. Viewing will be on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DOUGLAS: Bonnie Rose Douglas of Las Cruces died March 20. Dr. Leonard Douglas, her husband, and their two daughters lived in Silver City from 1951 to 1958, where Dr. Douglas taught at Western New Mexico University and Mrs. Douglas worked for Ethel's Beauty Shop while completing her BS and MS degrees at WNMU. Mrs. Douglas taught in Dona Ana County Schools until her retirement, at which time she joined the Peace Corps and was stationed in the Philippines. Dr. Douglas preceded Mrs. Douglas in death. She is survived by her two daughters, Lynn Douglas Hartsell of Fairview Heights, MO and Betty Rose Rios of Las Cruces; and one granddaughter, Blair Rose Kunko of Las Cruces. Services were held March 23 at the University Methodist Church in Las Cruces. Burial was in Reydon, OK. It is suggested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Douglas be made to New Mexico State University Foundation.


DOVALIN: Ignacita Dovalin died May 18 in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born May 11, 1908, and was 73 years old. Mass was recited in the Santa Clara Catholic Church of Central Thursday, May 21. Father Paul officiated. She is survived by her husband, Jose, who is a patient of the Ft. Bayard Medical Center.

DOVE: Mrs. Alice Walker Dove, 59, wife of Dr. Wendell Dove, and a long-time resident of Silver City, died suddenly at her home, 601 Virginia, N.E., Albuquerque, this week. Dr. and Mrs. Dove moved from Silver City to Socorro a few years ago, where he practiced a short time before retiring and moving to Albuquerque. Mrs. Dove was a native of Ohio and a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. Two children survive: a son, Wendell, of Albuquerque and a daughter, Marilyn of Florida; also two grandchildren. The funeral was held in Santa Fe Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in the National Cemetery with Catholic graveside services.

DOW: Memorial services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church of Silver City for Mary Elizabeth Dow, resident of Silver City for the past 10 years. Mrs. Dow died Friday, May 22 at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso where she had been a patient. Mrs. Dow is survived by her husband, M. Thornton Dow; a son, Wallace of Carlsbad; two granddaughters, MaryLou and Donna Jean and one grandson, James Wallace Dow. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested, if they wish, to make donations to the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Texas, through the Methodist church in Silver City.

DOWDING: Raymond L. Dowding, 78, of Bayard died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1912, in Sedalia, MO, and had been a Grant County resident for 51 years. He was a retired employee of Phelps Dodge and a partner in Matthews and Dowding Electric Co. He served as a tour guide for Phelps Dodge mining operations, was an active member of the Valley Community Church, was past master of Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44 AF&AM, was past president of the Bayard Lions Club, and was a member of the National Woodcarvers Association. Calling hours were to be held today from 4-6 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2, with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. Concluding services will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery with Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44 AF&AM presiding. Survivors include his wife, Alberta O. Dowding of Bayard; three daughters, Carol Powell and husband, J.W., of Jeffrey City, Wyo., Sharon Dolan and husband, Gary -----

DOWNIE: Emma Henrietta Secrist Downie, 76, passed away at Gila Regional Medical (enter Friday. Services were held today at 10:30 am with interment at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. The Rev. Miki West and the Rev. Charles Lockwood officiated. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

DOWNIE: Emma Henrietta Secrist Downie, 76, passed away Friday in Gila Regional Medical Center, She had been a resident of Grant County for one and a half years, making her home with her son and his family. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. During her lifetime she was a commercial artist, designing for Russell Stover Candies, Wilson Athletic Goods and many schools and businesses. She is survived by two sons, George Downie of Silver City and Michael Downie of Topeka, KS ; two daughters, Janice Downie of Silver City and Marilyn March of Kansas City, MO ; a brother, Ridgely A. Secrist, Blue Springs, MO; and seven grandchildren, Theodore Downie, Rhonda Marsh, Sherrie Marsh, Sheila Marsh, Daniel Marsh, Michael Downie Jr, and Carl Downie. Services will be at 10:30 am. Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mild West of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Rev. Charles Lockwood of’ the Bible Baptist church officiating, interment will follow in the Memory Lane cemetery Silver City.

DOWNS: Erich Downs, 69, of Silver City, passed away at home Sunday after a long illness. Services are pending and will be announced by the Wheeler Funeral Home.
Downs: Dr. James T. Downs, age 85, died in Dallas, Tuesday, June 4, 1974. Dr. Downs is survived by two sons, Dr. J.T. Downs III, Dallas TX; Erich Downs, Silver City, four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

DOZIER: Elias E. Dozier, 95, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital, Monday follow ---

DRAELOS: Dr. Theodore Draelos, 57, local surgeon, passed away Friday of an unexpected illness while visiting relatives in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Draelos was born in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 9, 1930 of immigrant Greek parents. Raised in Milwaukee, Wis., he attended Marquette University and received his doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1955. Following his postgraduate residency in general surgery, he served for two years as captain in the U.S. Army from 1961-63. He subsequently established his practice in Silver City in association with Watts Clinic, later joining the Med Square in 1965. A member of the hospital staff until the time of his death, he served as chief on staff in 1964 and 1986 and was a member of the American Medical Association and the New Mexico Medical Society. As a member of the clinical faculty at the University of New Mexico Medical school he was instrumental in developing a clinical externship for medical students in the Silver City area. Dr.Draelos ------

DRAKO: Charles V. Drako, 69, a resident of Grant County for 22 years and associated for many years with the Home Furniture Company, was fatally stricken while driving his car in Santa Rita last Saturday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Hillcrest General Hospital in an ambulance. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Drake; two sons, Charles, of Santa Rita and John a student at Arizona State College at Flagstaff; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Williamson of Globe, Ariz, and Mrs. Margaret Lawill of Fort Knox, Ky. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, Santa Rita Community Church conducting the rites. Interment was in the mausoleum in the Silver City cemetery.

DRANGMEISTER: Florence E. Drangmeister passed away Feb. 7 in Whiting, Ind. She was born Dec. 30, 1908, in Dyer, Ind. Mrs. Drangmeister worked for Standard Oil in Indiana for many years. Upon her retirement, she moved to Silver City, where she lived for 15 years before returning to Indiana. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Kantowski of Albuquerque, and three sons, Richard and his wife, Christine, of Silver City, Tom and his wife, Kathy, of Albuquerque, and Jack and his wife, Rene, of W.Va. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, including Walter and Tim of Albuquerque, Cooper of Salt Lake City, and Felicia of Silver City; and six great-grandchildren, including Laura, Melanie and Staci, daughters of Walter and Sandra Drangmeister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1944, and her son-in-law, Ronald Kantowski, in 1993. Services were held Feb. 9 in Dyer. Donations in her memory may be made to the Silver City Senior Citizens Center.

DRANGME1STER: Christine Davis Drangmeister, 58, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday following a battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Drangmeister; sons, Wally Drangmeister and his wife, Sandy, of Albuquerque, Cooper Drangmeister of Dallas and Tim Drangmeister of Albuquerque; daughter, Felicia Drangmeister of Silver City; parents, John C. and Mary Davis of Silver City; sisters, Diana Garretson of Johnstown, Pa., and Win Taylor and her husband, Bruce; granddaughters, Laura Drangmeister, Melanie Drangmeister and Staci Drangmeister; aunts, Betty Richmond, and Gene Hunter and her husband, Paul, of Silver City; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Drangmeister was a graduate of Western High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western New Mexico University. Over her lifetime, she worked as a mother and homemaker, and in numerous education-related positions, including elementary school teacher, elementary school principal and educational consultant for --

DRAPIER: William Drapier, retired U.S. Weather Bureau employee, who was stationed here at the Silver City weather bureau at the Silver City-Grant County Airport during 1964-65, died March 14 of a heart attack at Ashville, N.C. Interment took place in South Bend, Ind. The deceased, about 60 years of age, was a member of the Silver City Episcopal Church and was active in Boy Scout work. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. John Mills of Big Horn, Wyo., who had visited with her brother in Silver City at various times; and several nieces.

DREHAR: The funeral services for Miss Susan Kay Drehar of Deming, who died Sunday in a highway accident near T or C was held at 2:30pm Wednesday at Mahoney funeral home in Deming. Internment was in the Mountain View cemetery. The deceased, an honor student, of Western New Mexico University was the daughter of Mrs. Helen Evans of Deming and the niece of Mrs. Bob Fuller and Mrs. Bill Pringle of Silver City.

DRISCOLL: Charles L. Driscoll, 72, a retired trainman, employed for many years by Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., died last Saturday at the family home in Santa Rita where he had resided since 1917. After working for Chino for 43 years, he retired in 1955. Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. John Rader, Santa Rita; three grandchildren; a brother, Fred Driscoll of Tucumcari; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Forbes of Houston, Texas. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

DROKE: William Droke, 75, a resident of Silver City for the last 50 years, entered life eternal Wednesday evening at his home. He was born July 2, 1917, in Okolona, Miss. In 1937, he married Caroline Mae Moore before moving to Silver City. He worked for Gantz Jewelry and Santa Fe Railroad as a certified watchmaker. In the mid-1940s, he went into partnership with Blackwell's Jewelers. In the late '40s, he bought out his partner and operated the business for 47 years. He was a member of the Lions Club and Elks Club, and was instrumental in developing the Silver City golf course. He served on the Silver City Town Council and was mayor pro tem in the late 1950s. In 1973, his wife, Caroline, preceded him in death. In 1976, he married Dorothy Renfro, who was his wife for 19 years. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 in Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Van Bevill, pastor of the First Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.

DROMGOOLE: Alex J. Dromgoole, 77, died Sunday evening in Fort Bayard. Mr. Dromgoole was born in Texas but had lived in Grant County since 1947. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Local No. 890. Mr. Dromgoole is survived by a daughter, Lula Hill of Wichita Falls, Texas; a son, J.L. Dromgoole of Wichita Falls; a sister, Sally Welch of Bowie; Texas: a brother, Arnie P. Dromgoole of Bayard; a grandchild and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine in 1976 and a son, Alex Eugene Dromgoole, in 1973. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wheeler Funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

DROMGOOLE: Arnie P. Dromgoole, 76, a longtime resident of Grant County, died Jan. 11 at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was a retired Chino Mines employee. He is survived by a son and three daughters.

DROMGOOLE: Funeral services for Joshua D. Dromgoole, 79, Bayard, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church officiating. He is survived by two sons, Alex and Arne P. Dromgoole, both of Bayard; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Welsh of Bowie, Tex., and two brothers, both residents of Texas.

DRULEY: Long time Silver City resident, Mrs. Elizabeth Druley, was killed Monday----

DRULEY: Frank M. Druley died early Monday morning at the Silver City Community hospital after an illness which had extended over a period of several years, at the age of 62. Mr. and Mrs. Druley and a son James came to Silver City in 1929 from Havre, Mont. and they owned and have been operating Druley's restaurant on Silver Heights Blvd. Mr. Druley served as county tax assessor from 1934 to 1938. For a time during the war he engaged in real estate business and operated Druley's Drive In at the corner of Pope and 12th streets prior to opening the new business on Silver Heights. Surviving Mr. Druley are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Druley, and son James of Silver City; a sister Mrs. Francis Kirkey of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren, Jathleen and James II of Silver City. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, the Cox mortuary with the Rev. John L. Carpender officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Kimmick, Eugene North, Clyde Betts, Wayne Hawk, and Carl Hawk.

DRUMMOND-CHRISTIAN: Two World War 1 veteran patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard died at that facility last Friday. Roy B. Christian, a retired tool dresser, who was born Nov. 10, 1890, at Muldrow, Okla., had in later years made his home at Artesia. Among survivors is a sister, Miss Flora Christian of Okmulgee, OK. Curtis Mortuary of Silver City was in charge of funeral arrangements, and sent the body to Davis Funeral Home at Okmulgee. Interment took place in the Morris, OK cemetery. Arthur Earl Drummond, a resident of Deming, was born Dec. 25, 1895 at Binton, W. Va. He was a retired Locomotive engineer. Funeral services were held in the Mahoney funeral home at Deming. Burial followed in the Mountain View cemetery.

DRUMMOND: Frank Drummond, 79, a 33 year Grant County resident and well known rancher at Buckhorn, died Oct 30 at Hillcrest General Hospital, following an Illness of about a year. He was born in Oklahoma. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Grace Drummond of Buckhorn; three sons, R. E Drummond of Magdalena, R. L. Drummond of Fort Sill, Okla., and Frank W. Drummond of Buckhorn; one daughter, Mrs. Fay Masoner of Buckhorn; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and a brother, Earl Drummond of Cache, Okla.

DRUMMOND: Raymond Dale Drummond six -year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H E. Chapman of Silver City died Monday afternoon at the Deming Ladies hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman; two sisters, Betty Jo Allen of Morenci; and Anita Faye; a brother Ray, of Silver City; and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barentine of Silver city. Funeral services were held yesterday from the First Baptist Church at 3:30 with the Rev Wilson Akins officiating.

DRUMMOND: Frank Wesley Drummond, 81, of Buckhorn passed away Friday at his residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bright Funeral Home with Mr. Floyd Robertson officiating. Interment will be in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Mr. Drummond was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Cache, Okla. He was the son of the late Frank Drummond and Grace Nosier Drummond. Mr. Drummond married Mildred J. Brown 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 Holliman, 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, Pay Masoner of Buckhorn; and his brother-----

DUARTE: Angela Arroyos Duarte, 89, of Silver City • passed away Friday, Dec. 17 at her home. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Manuel. She was a homemaker and was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where she was baptized, and where Manuel Duarte and she were wed July 22, 1929. Visitation will begin at 6 in the evening Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will start at 7 pm with Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Burial and interment will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic-Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, Pete Duarte and his wife, Rose, of San Bernardino, Calif., Manuel Duarte Jr. and his wife, Micaela, of Buena Park, Calif., Joe Duarte of Anaheim, Calif., Frank Duarte and his wife, Dora, of Orange, Calif., and David Duarte and his wife, Lupe, of Modesto, Calif.; four daughters, Celia Cordoza, a ---

DUARTE: Mrs. Anselma Duarte, 51, a former resident of Central, died in Los Angeles the past week, where funeral services were held and burial took place. Surviving are her husband, Saturino Duarte; seven sons, George, Jess, Frankie, Raymond and Pablo, serving in the Armed Forces; Gonzalo and Freddie, Santa Rita; and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Hernandez and Mrs. Susie Rodriguez, Santa Rita.

DUCKER: A memorial service will be held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. for Mrs. Alida F. Ducker, 93, who died here Monday afternoon following a brief illness. The Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate. Mrs. Ducker is the mother of Mrs. Bill Graham of Sherman. She had made her home with the Bill Graham’s for the past three and a half years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Graham: Sherman; Mrs. Mary Smith, Hillsboro; and Mrs. Helen Hoyt of Vista, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

DUERST: Visitation for Harvey C. Duerst, 55, of Deming will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Deming. Duerst died Monday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Donna A. Duerst of Deming; sons, Jonathan Duerst and Glen Louck of Deming; daughters, Caria M. Heidenreich and Barbara Louck of Rockford, IL; brother, Raymond Duerst of Kirkland, IL; sister, Sylvia Eveland of Madison, Wis.; and two grandchildren.

DUGUID: Marian E. Duguid, 87, a resident of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Silver City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. She resided in Silver City for about 25 years. She was born March 26, 1911, in Missouri, the daughter of Fred and Sophronia Eikenberry, and married James 0. Duguid on Oct. 22, 1930, in Torrington, Wyo. Mrs. Duguid and her husband ranched for 50 years. Survivors include her husband; a son, James 0. Duguid Jr., of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Sharon Ferguson of Fort Collins and Nadine Holder of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. Allnutt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

DUITMAN: Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Allan Roy Duitman, 79, of El Paso, Texas. He died Sunday in an El Paso hospital following a year long illness. Mr. Duitman, a professional Boy Scout for 31 years before his retirement in 1975, traveled extensively in the Silver City, Hurley, Central, Santa Rita and Tyrone area, organizing Cub Scout and Boy Scout packs and troops, as well as working with adult volunteers during the 1950s and 1960s. He also served as camping director of the Yucca Council of the Boy Scouts and from 1949 through 1955 he directed camping activities at Camp Gila, which was located on Meadow Creek north of Silver City. He helped to establish the Scouts' present summer camp near Cloudcroft-Ruidoso. Mr. Duitman is survived by his wife of 59 years, Winifred; a son, Allan Duitman Jr. and his wife, Sandi, of Santa Teresa; a daughter, Shirley Ann Macuich and her husband, John, of El Paso; two brothers; a sister; six grand- children; and five great-grandchildren.

DUKE: Lillie Ida Duke, 64, of Mesilla Park passed away Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Duke was born March 31, 1932, in Galveston, Texas to George Ennis May and Genoba Smith May. She came to Las Cruces 26 years ago after living in Riverside, CA for 20 years. She was a waitress at Casa Luna for 25 years and was devoted to her job. Mrs. Duke is survived by her husband, Raymond Duke of Mesilla Park; her daughters, Linda Duke of Mesilla Park and Diana White of Las Cruces; her son, Kenneth Duke of Las Cruces, her brother, Harvey May of Silver City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with Karen Goitschling of the First Church of Christ officiating. Service arrangements are with Graham Mortuary of Las Cruces.

DUMOULIN: Walter L. DuMoulin, age 66, died Tuesday evening at the family home on the Cottage San road. He had been ill for seven years, following an auto accident in which he was seriously injured. Survivors include the wife Sadie, and a son Walter, both of Silver City. Mrs. N.D. Frazin of Silver City is Mrs. DuMoulin's sister. Mr. DuMoulin was for many years prominent in mining activities in Arizona, having been superintendent of the Calument & Arizona Mining Co. at the old Dominion Copper Mining & Smelting Co at Globe, and superintendent of the Central Mining at Ajo. He was in the mining business at Morenci where he met with an accident which aborted his active life. Further services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Hinman Mortuary with the Rev. Fred Darley officiating. The body will be sent to Tucson for cremation.

DUNAGAN: Beverly B. Dunagan, 59, of Silver City entered life eternal early Sunday morning at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Hyser, Kan., and had been a Grant County resident for 18 years. She was a special-education teacher and had worked with Southwestern New Mexico Services to Handicapped Children and Adults. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include a son, David Dunagan of Silver City; two daughters, Kaye Dunagan of Richmond, Va., and Carol Farley of Silver City; a sister, Joyce Howerton of Dodge City, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DUNAGAN: Elbert Richard Dunagan, 68, died March 19 in El Paso, Texas, after a short illness. He was born in the Animas Valley on Feb. 15, 1921. He was one of eight children born to Alvin and Bessie Dunagan. His youth was spent working, studying and playing in the hills and valleys around Hachita and Animas. Mr. Dunagan graduated from the Animas High School in 1942. After graduation, he joined the United States Marines where he attained the rank of second lieutenant and was in the honor guard at President Franklin Roosevelt's funeral. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After leaving the service, Mr. Dunagan entered college where he met and married Mary Ellen Wells. Survivors are one daughter, Patsy; one son, Glenn; one granddaughter, Joy Dunagan; three sisters, Beulah Vaughan and Ethel Gauthier, both of Animas, and Margaret Winn of Redmond, Ore.; and one brother, Cap Dunagan of Moreno Valley, Calif. Mr. Dunagan taught school for many years in New Mexico and Texas. He and his family lived most of --
DUNAGAN: John Alan Dunagan, 28, of Silver City died Nov. 27. He was born Feb. 8, 1954 in Great Bend, Kan. and had been a resident of Silver City for the past three years. He had been employed as a clerk for The Silver City Trading Post. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie of Silver City; two sons, Jamey and Danny Dunagan at home; his parents, Beverly and Dan Dunagan of Silver City; two sisters, Carol Farley and Katheryne Dunagan of Silver City; one brother, David Dunagan, also of Silver City; his grandmothers, Katheryne Kenly and Dorothy Foster of Silver City and Annie Lawrence of Great Bend. Graveside services were held Nov. 30 at Memory Lane Cemetery under the direction of the Rev. C.M. Henderson. Serving as active pallbearers were Michael Farley, David Michael Dunagan, Steve Forester, Paul Morrow, Duane Doerr, and Steve Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Dunagan and Art Maxwell. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

DUNAGAN: Wilma Erdman Dunagan, 78, died Monday morning in the Mimbres Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past two and one-half years. She was born Jan, 28, 1910, in Engadine, Mich.; was a member of the Unity Church of Montrose, Calif.; and was a member of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club of Bayard. She assisted her husband in operating H&H Grocery for many years. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Miller of the First Baptist Church of Bayard officiating. Survivors are her husband, Harold D. Dunagan of Bayard; one daughter, Madolyn Tryon of Homeland, Calif.; two brothers and six sisters, all of Michigan; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DUNAGAN: Stephen Reid Dunagan, 70, died Sunday evening in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Dunagan was born in Douglas, Ariz., in a pioneer family. His parents were Stephen Reid Dunagan and Delilah Conner. He was raised in Animas, but moved to California in his younger years, working for El Paso Natural Gas Co. until retiring. Upon retiring he returned to Silver City in 1978. Mr. Dunagan is survived by his wife, Cora (Corky) Dunagan of Silver City; a daughter, Janie Rodriguez of Silver City; three stepdaughters, Judy Covel and Gail Baker, both of Blythe, Calif., and Pattie Edison of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Rex Dunagan of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mary Tyler of Animas; two brothers, C.H. Dunagan of Clovis, and Daniel B. Dunagan of Blythe, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memory Lane Cemetery. Interment will follow. Serving as pallbearers will be Dan R. Dunagan, David Dunagan, A.C. Rodriguez, Lonnie Hephner, Jack Nowlin and Mike Bethea. Arrangements are by Curtis Bright.

DUNBAR: Jim Duncan, owner and manager of Radio Station KSIL was advised this week of the death in El Paso of Mrs. Mary Dunbar, 89, mother of Carl Dunbar, the first owner and manager of KS1L when the station was established. Funeral services for Mrs. Dunbar ware held in El Paso where burial took place.

DUNCAN: Granville Duncan, 59, passed away Tuesday May 24 at ‘Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Duncan was a native of Oklahoma and had resided in Grant County for the past 26 years where he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Duncan of Mimbres, a daughter, Mrs. Fern Carrell of Grants, two sons, Garland Duncan of Hayward, Calif. and Larry Duncan of Bayard, seven grandchildren and ‘his mother, Mrs. Maude Duncan of Pomona. Calif.

DUNCAN: Hooley Duncan, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Silver Horizon Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Silver City, Mr. Duncan retired from the New Mexico Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Eula Duncan of Silver City; four children, Paul Duncan of Silver City, Helen Martinez of Bayard, Susie Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Chris Wilbourn of Maui, Hawaii; his brother, Hoe; three sisters, Bessy, Maggie and Ashley; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jerry and Hooley Duncan Jr.; two brothers; and four sisters. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral home chapel with the Rev. Zan Bezill officiating. Family members selected Curtis Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

DUNCAN: Hooley Duncan Jr., 29, died June 29 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Duncan was born June 20, 1953 in Silver City, the son of Hooley and Eula King Duncan. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Helen Martinez of Ft. Bayard, Susie Robinson of New York, and Christina Duncan of Silver City; one brother, Paul Duncan of Silver City. Graveside services were held July 2 at the Hurley Cemetery under the direction of the Rev. C. M. Henderson. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Duncan: James H. Duncan, Jr., 71, a former resident of Silver City and former owner of KSIL Radio, entered life eternal Monday in Green Valley, Ariz. The funeral liturgy will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Green Valley Mortuary Chapel with Monsignor James T. Stapleton officiating. The rite of committal will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with the Rev. John Jesseaume officiating. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla, of the home; and two sisters, Sylvia MacDonald of New Orleans, and Anita Lamb of Bay St. Louis, Miss. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DUNCAN: Lacy Eugene "Gene" Duncan, 76, of Silver I City passed away Sunday, March 21, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Private family services will be held at a later date. Mr. Duncan was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Central, the son of Lacy Duncan and Ettie Mae Oglesby Duncan. Mr. Duncan was married to Lillian Clanton. She preceded him in death. He is survived by his stepmother, Mamie Duncan of Silver City; a daughter, Bonnie Cave of Silver City; one sister, Alma Cowan of Silver City; and two nephews, Floyd Traynor and his wife, Linda, of Pinos Altos, and Brian Duncan Cowan of Redding, Calif. Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillian; and one sister. Helen Traynor. Mr. Duncan grew up in Silver City and graduated from Silver High School. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Seabees during World War 11, stationed on the island Guam. Mr. Duncan worked as a cowboy on the Diamond A, G.O.S. and Traynor ranches and on several ----

DUNCAN: Word had been received in Silver City of the death, March12, of Miss Nana B. Duncan in Lexington, KY. Funeral services were held there in the Episcopal Church, with interment in the Lexington Cemetery. Miss Duncan, a native of Kentucky, with her sister, Miss Fanny Duncan, who survives her, for more than 30 years in the past, resided periodically in Tyrone, and later in Silver City. However, they returned to Kentucky several years ago to reside at their old home.

DUNCAN: Odette Duncan, 69, of Mount Juliet, TN, entered into rest Thursday evening at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Ashley, of the home; two daughters, Shirley Tarpley and her husband, Sam of Silver City and Claudette Lane of Mount Juliet; two brothers, Andre of Paris, France and Guy and his wife of St. Aubins, France; and her grandchildren, Randi Duncan of Ashburn, Va. and Staci and Scott Lane of Mount Juliet. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jeanne and Suzanne in 1919; her father, Georges in 1953; her mother, Antoinette in 1968; her son, William in 1977; and her brother, Jean in 1994. No services are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local hospice program or to the American Cancer Society.

DUNCKHORST: Gilbert T. Dunckhorst died Friday evening in Silver City. Mr. Dunckhorst was born in Mogollon, NM but was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was employed by several copper mines in the area for many years and worked 12 years for the Town of Silver City at the disposal plant, where he retired in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Alice Dunckhorst of Arenas Valley; one daughter, Sylvia Hill of Pasadena, Calif.; one son, David Dunckhorst of Pasadena, Calif.; five sisters, Amalia Melendez of Central; Mary Cenera of Arenas Valley; Ann Rios of Miami, AZ; Miss Martha Dunckhorst of San Manuel, AZ; Doctor Faustino Dunckhorst- PhD of Pittsburg, PA; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David Dunckhorst, Ray Portillo, Manuel Portillo, Greg Herrera, Catarino Lopez, and Joe Acosta.

DUNCKHORST: Margaret Martinez Dunckhorst, 99, formerly of Bayard, passed away Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born May 10, 1894, to Paul and Sara Martinez in New Mexico. She married Maximillian Dunckhorst in 1910 in Silver City. Mrs. Dunckhorst was a parishioner of Our Lady Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Bayard, Where she was active in Volunteer work. She also helped as a volunteer for senior citizens and handicapped children. For a number of years she tended to ill people while living in Mogollon, which had no doctor. She is survived by two sons, Ernest Dunckhorst of Salida, Colo., and George Dunckhorst of Las Vegas; four daughters, Emma Simons of Garlans, Texas, Sara Thresher of Alma, Celia Ybarra of Juarez, Mexico, and Margaret Chavez of Los Angles; a brother, Phillip Martinez of Tyrone; 33 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maximillian, on Feb. 12, 1962; two sons, Max Dunckhorst and Paul Dunckhorst; a brother, Albert Martinez; and a ------
DUNCKHORST: Maximillion A. Dunckhorst, 75, a retired mining man of Grant County where he has resided for 51 years, died Tuesday in Silver City. For many years he was employed by the American Smelting & Refining Company at Vanadium and was well known in the mining district. Rosary services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was set for 10 a.m. today in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at Bayard, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery in Silver City.

DUNIFON: Ida Maud Dunifon, resident of Silver City for the past 23 years, died at her home Saturday at 11 pm following an illness of several months. She was 49 years of age and the wife of former Dist. Judge Carl P. Dunifon, Silver City attorney. Born Ida Maud Juilerat in Portland, MD, June 21, 1902, the deceased was educated in the public schools of Van Wert, Ohio, and at the Northern University of Ohio. She was married on Feb. 16, 1923 to Carl P. Dunifon and in 1924 the couple came to Silver City to make their home. For several years Mrs. Dunifon taught at the Silver City schools and at Fort Bayard. Since 1945 she served as the probation officer of the Sixth Judicial District court. She was a member of the Silver City Woman’s Club and until her illness prevented, took an active part in the musical affairs of the community. Possessed of a lovely voice, she charmed audiences in many occasions. Aware of impending death, Mrs. Dunifon adopted a courageous attitude and determined to make the be -----

DUNIFON: W. D. Dunifon, father of Judge Carl P. Dunifon of this city, died Wednesday afternoon at Columbus, Ohio, while visiting with another son, Atty. Dale Dunifon. The death of the elder Mr. Dunifon occurred on the day before his 84th birthday. The deceased had lived his entire lifetime as a resident of Van Wert, Ohio. He was engaged in the real estate business for 40 years and served for four years as the postmaster of the Van Wert post office. Mr. Dunifon had visited in Silver City several times since his son has resided here. He is remembered by many local people. Judge Dunifon left for Ohio Thursday upon receiving word of the death and attended the funeral services, which were held at the Knoll funeral home in Van Wert Sunday afternoon. Other survivors are a grandson, William Dunifon and a granddaughter, Sally Dunifon, both of Columbus.

DUNIVAN: Guy Dunivan, 71, a longtime Deming resident and former state police officer-----

DUNKERSON: Bearl J. Dunkerson, 73, died Wednesday in the Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, after a short illness. He was born in Madisonville, KY, Jan. 11, 1915. Mr. Dunkerson served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll. He worked for many years at the Banner Mine in Lordsburg and after it shut down operations he was employed at Plateau Supply in Silver City and later by Phelps Dodge Corp. at Tyrone. He retired from U.V. Industries in Vanadium. After retirement he served as a guard at Gila Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Silver City; two daughters, Ginger Rosenstihl and Sandra Cummings of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Bill and Shelly Rosenstihl, and Heather and Dana Cummings, and one brother, Earl, all of Douglas, AZ; and a cousin, Donald Dunkerson and his wife, Billie June, of Buckhorn. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.

DUNKERSON: Virginia A. Dunkerson, 78, a resident of Silver City, died Friday at the University of Arizona Hospital in Tucson. Mrs. Dunkerson was born March 16, l918, in Bisbee, AZ to Robert and Agnes Johnson. She worked as a bank manager and was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Cummins of Indianapolis, and Ginger Rosenstihl and her husband, Bill, also of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Heather and Dan Cummins, Bill Rosenstihl, and Michele Rohrman and her husband, Jon; three great-grandchildren, Patrick Ingersoll, and Zachery and Sami Rohrman; a brother, Robert Corcoran of Dallas; and two sisters, Hazel Riggs of Willcox, AZ, and Myrtle L. Lockridge of Bisbee. Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Anthony Corcoran, a nephew of Mrs. Dunkerson, officiating. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres crematorium.

DUNKHORST: Following rosary services at the Mahoney chapel in Deming Monday evening, Mass was said at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Catholic Church for G.A. Dunkhorst, 71, a former resident of Silver City, who died Saturday. Burial was in the Mountain View cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Brijida Dunkhorst; four sons, Albert, Morenci, Ariz., Gilbert, El Paso, Richard, San Manuel, Ariz. and Faustino, Deming; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Genera, Silver City; Mrs. Amalia Melendrez, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Annie Ros, Morenci, Martha and Alice Dunkhorst, Deming; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

DUNN: Dewey N. Dunn, 65, a resident of Hurley for the past 45 years, died last Wednesday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Dune, retired, had been employed for Kennecott Copper Corp. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ida Mae Dunn of Hurley; five sons, Nathanial of Santa Rita, Floyd of Colton, CA, Eugene of Hurley, Alvin of Arenas Valley and Walter of Phoenix, AZ; four daughters, Miss Betty Jane Dunn of Hurley, Mrs. Helen Ruth Cooper of Silver City, Mrs. Edna Mae Wade of San Antonio, N. M., and Mrs. Evelyn Muse of Hurley; one brother, Durwood Dunn of Wilcox, Mis.; one sister, Mrs. Crystal Ross of Silver City; and 16 grandchildren. The Rev. Fr. Ramon Estevill officiated at funeral services at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church at Hurley. Burial was in the Hurley Cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

DUNN: Eugene W. Dunn, 61, a resident of Deming, passed away Friday, Jan. 6 in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Mr. Dunn was a laborer who was born and raised in Hurley where he attended school. He was a member of the Revco Senior Citizens in Deming and was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corp where he achieved the rank of corporal. Mr. Dunn was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Dunn, on May 27, 1964; by his mother, Ida Dunn, on Nov. 17, 1964; by two brothers, Floyd and Ned; and by his sister, Evelyn. He is survived by his son, Chris Dunn of Deming; by two brothers, Alvin Dunn of Mesa, Ariz., and Walter Dunn and his wife, Opal, of Gila; and by three sisters, Ruth Cooper and her husband, Bob, of Silver City, Edna Mae Wade and her husband, David, of Socorro, and Betty Springer and her husband, Richard, of Silver City. Visitation will be conducted this evening from 5-8 in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Graveside services will take place in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery Tuesday at 10 am.

DUNN: Floyd L. Dunn, 40, former resident of Hurley, died Monday in Colton, Calif. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Donna Dunn; a son, Terry Lee Dunn, of Colton; four brothers, Ned Dunn of Bayard, Alvin and Walter Dunn of Arenas Valley, and Eugene Dunn of Alton, Ill.; and four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cooper and Miss Betty Jane Dunn of Silver City, Mrs. Edna Mae Wade of Socorro and Mrs. Mary Evelyn Hughes of Los Lunas.

DUNN: Mrs. Gloria Marie Dunn, wife of Walter Dunn, former resident of Hurley, and in recent years living in Phoenix, was killed in a highway accident near Safford the past week. Besides her husband, survivors are a five-year-old son, Daniel Walter; a three-year-old daughter, Christina Marie, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Cannie, of Phoenix. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Sunday. Funeral mass was said Monday in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church at Hurley, the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estevill officiating. The Curtis ambulance plane flew the remains to Phoenix where interment was in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery mausoleum.

DUNN: Margaret J Dunn 84, died Jan. 20 in Silver City. She was born March, 25, 1901 in Yonkers, N.Y., and had been a resident of Glenwood for some time. She is survived by one daughter Gwyneth A. Holman of Glenwood and two sons, Richard A Dunn of Providence R I and John G Dunn of El Paso, Texas. She has five grandchildren and was the widow of Richard A Dunn of Morristown, N.J. No services were held. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

DUNN: Death last Friday summoned Mrs. Mary B. Dunn, 83, a resident Grant County for 48 years where she had endeared herself to a wide circle of friends. Her birthplace was in TX. Survivors are two sons, Dewey Dunn Hurley and Durwood Dunn, Wilcox, Ariz.: a daughter Mr. Crystal Ross, Silver City two sisters, Mrs. Rosa B. Springer, San Mateo, Calif., and Mrs. Fanny Torreno, San Antonio, Texas: nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold ‘E. Johnson pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

DUNN: Opal Nan Dunn of Silver City passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She was born to James A. and Jessie E. (Croom) Thompson in Bowie, Ariz. She was a rancher and lifelong resident of Grant County. Mrs. Dunn graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in education. She owned and operated the Lakeside Motel since the early 1960s and married Walter Dunn in 1967. She enjoyed reading and gardening. Mrs. Dunn is survived by her husband, Walter Dunn of the home; a son, Daniel W. Dunn, and his wife, Wanda, of Salt Lake City; two daughters, Cynthia A. Donovan and her husband, J.D. of Silver City, and Christina A. Brannon of Las Cruces; two sisters, a twin, Goldie Rice, and her husband, Lee H. Rice, of Deming, and Aileen Runyan and her husband, Bill, of Grants; six grandsons, Clay Donovan, Shad Dunn, Kenny Donovan, Trent Donovan, Matthew Dunn and Caleb Dunn; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth ---


DUNNE: Joseph Michael Dunne, Jr., 74, resident of 303 E. Orange died at his home Monday afternoon. He was born Sept. 24, 1909 in El Paso, TX, and graduated from Cathedral High School there and later the University Of Notre Dame. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant of Senior Grade and was attached to the Marine Corp as a communication officer in Iwo Jima. It was during WWII that he met Marcella Carol Davis in Washington, D.C. and they were married Dec. 28, 1945 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso. They moved to Deming 39 years ago and in 1949 founded Dunne's Automotive at the corner of Gold and Spruce and later moved to North Gold. During the construction of Interstate 10 they built their new facilities on Platinum Avenue. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Joseph Council of the Knights of Columbus. He served as president of the local Rotary Club and treasurer of the Rio Mimbres Country Club. Rosary services were at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. ----

DUNNING: Bernard Dunning, a patient in Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, died Tuesday. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 this morning in the Fort Bayard chapel, conducted by the Elks. The Cox Mortuary will have charge of burial In the Fort Bayard cemetery.

DUNSCOMB: Dolores Catherine Dunscomb, 66, a homemaker and resident of Tyrone, formerly of Leadville, CO, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Leadville on Oct. 14, 1926, to the late Raymond and Dolores (Dice) Bond. Mrs. Dunscomb was a member of the Presbyterian Church, having been ordained as a ruling elder of the Leadville Church. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, George T. Dunscomb of the home; her sons, George A. Dunscomb of Tucson, AZ, and David R. Dunscomb of Leadville; a daughter, Karen Y. Grossaint of Greeley, CO; her brothers, Raymond Bond of Leadville and Robert Bond of Pueblo, CO; a sister, Eleanor Tekansic of Leadville; and two grandchildren, Abigail and Benjamin Dunscomb of Tucson. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DURAN: Alfredo D. Duran, 69, a lifetime area resident, passed away Sunday at his home in Arenas valley. Visitation will begin at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the rosary service will begin there this evening at 7, led by Deacon Alfonso Alvarado. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao, pastor, officiating. He will be laid to rest at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347 and Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion. He was born May 5, 1925, in Mimbres to Jose Duran and Jesusita Delzi Duran and was a communicant of the Catholic Church. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Marines, participating in action in the Pacific operations, at Okinawa and the occupation of Japan. On May 25, 1948, he married Julieta Salas in Hanover and for many years worked as a New Mexico mine inspector at many mines until his retirement. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, -----

DURAN: Clemente B. Duran, 78, a resident of Silver City, died Saturday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Duran was born Nov. 23, 1909, in San Juan and had been a resident of Las Cruces, Hatch and Silver City; retired from Border Machinery; was a communicant of the Catholic Church; was a veteran of World War ll, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the Grant County Senior Citizens. He is survived by his wife, Marcelana Duran of Silver City; one daughter, Antonia Lopez of Silver City; four step-daughters, Amelia Armijo of Las Cruces, Josie Acosta and Sally Portillo of Wyoming, and Rosie Hubble of Silver City; five step-sons, Robert Molina of El Paso, TX, Ben Molina of Las Cruces, Joe M. Ortega of CA, Leandro M. Ortega of Tucson, AZ, and Albert M. Ortega of Silver City, one sister, Delfina T. Flores of Santa Fe; one brother, Benny Campos of Ca; numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; four nieces; one nephew; and numerous grand-nieces and great grand-nephews.

DURAN: Benjamin L. “Benjie” Duran, 48, passed away the morning of Thursday, March 19. He was born in Santa Rita on Aug. 10, 1949. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Thomas Duran and Juanita Duran Perez. He had many hobbies, including camping, fishing, spending time with his family and watching sports. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Esther Avalos Duran; a son, Benjamin Thomas Duran Jr., and his fiancée, Melanie Salas, of Silver City; and four daughters, Rosie Garcia and her husband, Manuel, of Lordsburg, Kam Peterson and her husband Glen, of Artesia, April Duran and her companion, Eloy Lucero, of Phoenix, and Elena Duran of Silver City. He was the loving grandparent to 12 grand-children, Elmo, Fabian, Naven, Kevin, Aaron, Chris, Hannah Beth, Thomas, Tyanna, Alyssa, Christian and Kylee. Mr. Duran is also survived by seven brothers and two sisters, Roman Duran and his wife, Clorinda, of Silver City, Thomas Duran of Bayard, Erlinda Mann and her husband, Genaro, of Hurley, Luis Duran -----

DURAN: Clotilde "Tillie" Duran, 67, of Central passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Duran was born June 3, 1924, in Hurley to Jesus and Dolores (Ponce) Calderon. She was a lifetime resident of Grant County and a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church. Mrs. Duran is survived by a son, Antonio Duran of Central; a daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Anthony Romero of Central; four sisters, Tallie Hall and Estefana Ogas, both of Central, Frances Garza of Hurley and Richarda Martinez of Silver City; two grandchildren, Frank Romero of Fort Collins, Colo., and Mannie Romero of Las Cruces; and several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. The Rev. Mike Lindsay will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Corral, Milton Duran, Henry Trejo, Mannie Romero, Alfredo Gonzales and Frank Romero.

DURAN: Infant Elizabeth Ann Duran passed away in Bernalillo County Medical Center Thursday morning. She was born in Las Cruces on July 26. Calling hours will be Monday from 9-11 an in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where funeral services will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include her mother, Bernice Annette Duran of Silver City; grandparents, Arthur and Margaret Duran of Silver City; two aunts, Renee Duran of Eagle Lake, Texas, and Suzanne Duran of Silver City; great-grandparents, Joe Padilla and Nellie Padilla, Nellie Duran and Raul Villapando, all of Las Cruces; a great-great-grandmother, Rafael Losoya of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Serving as casket bearers will be James "Bubba" Robertson and Eddie Melendrez. Honorary bearers will be her uncles and cousins. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

DURAN: Francisco H. "Frank" Duran, 73, died Tuesday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Duran was born in Central and was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church, was a member of the Silver City Rotary Club, was a veteran of the U.S. Army (Korean conflict) and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He had been active in the Cobre Education Association and the New Mexico Education Association and had retired from the Cobre School District with 35 years of service. Survivors are his wife, Tillie Duran of Central; one daughter, Maria Romero and her husband, Anthony, of Central; one son, Tony Duran of Central; and two grandsons, Frank Romero of Las Cruces and Mannie Romero of Central. Rosary recitation will be at 7 this evening in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

DURAN: Juan M. Duran, 73, life-long resident of Grant County, died Saturday In Silver City. He was a retired painter and decorator. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Josefina, Duran; two sons, Alex and John, Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Genera, Los Angeles and Mrs. Carolina Baca, Bayard, and nine grandchildren. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel and mass was said Wednesday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery.

DURAN: Lorenzo D Duran, 67, a former Grant county resident died March 17 in Albuquerque after a long illness. Internment took place Thursday in the Southwest Mountain Calvary cemetery in Albuquerque. Survivors include his wife Nena of Albuquerque; two sons, James and Richard, both of Albuquerque; three brothers, Manual, Sirildo, and Alfredo, all of grant county; one sister Reina Dominquez of Albuquerque and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Jesusita D. Duran, 84, died at Hillcrest Hospital Saturday morning. Mrs. Duran was a native of Solomonville, AZ. and had lived in Albuquerque and was also a long time resident of Fierro. Survivors include 4 sons, Sirildo of Fierro, Manuel of Central, Lorenzo of Albuquerque, and Alfredo, of Bayard; one daughter, Mrs. Reina Dominguez of Albuquerque , 2 step-daughters, Mrs. I. C. Montoya of Albuquerque and Mrs. Angelita Perez of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister Mrs. John Barka of Gila: 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Rosary services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Monday with the funeral Mass being recited at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 900 am Tuesday. Interment followed in the Fierro Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Adrian St. Charles officiating. Casket-bearers were Eloy Duran, Roman Duran, Eddie Joe Dominquez, Freddie Duran, Paul Duran and Joe Duran.

DURAN: Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Cox Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. Magdalene H. Duran who died at Hillcrest General Hospital on Thursday. High mass was held Monday morning at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Ramon Estevill officiating and burial was in the Central cemetery. Mrs. Duran, 64, was born in Central in 1891, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Horcasitas, pioneer New Mexico residents. Her husband, Meliton P. Duran, a well-known Grant County merchant, died in1933. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Melendres of Los Angeles and Miss Delfie Horcasitas of Central; three sons, Frank II and Edward H. Duran of Central and P.H. Duran of Silver City; one sister, Mrs. Luisa Holguin, Central; four brothers, Rumaldo Horcasitas, Los Angeles, Joe M. Horcasitas and Pablo Horcasitas, Central and Mike Horcasitas of Hurley; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. Pallbearers were Albert Gonzales, Lionel Horcasitas, Ray Holguin, Angel Campos, William Horcasitas -----

DURAN: Manuel D. Duran, 77, a longtime resident of Central, died Thursday afternoon in Silver City. He was born April 13, 1913, in San Lorenzo and was a member of the Catholic Church. He retired from New Jersey Zinc Co. and was also a cow puncher. Calling hours will be held today from 4-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be held at 7 tonight with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday afternoon at 2 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lupe Rubio Duran of Central; a son, Charlie N. Duran of Jones, OK; two brothers, Cirildo Duran of Central and Alfredo Duran of Bayard; and one sister, Reina Dominguez of Deming. He is also survived by two grandsons; two granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Felix Lucero, Eddie Vigil, Claude Aragon, Jim and Adam ----

DURAN: Marcelina M. Ortega Duran, 81, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at her residence. She was the daughter of Severo Maldonado and Urbana Rivas, pioneers in the Gila Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clemente Duran; a brother, Gabriel Maldonado; and her sisters, Isidra Peru, Clara Peru and Pabla Placencio. She is survived by her sons, Leandro M. Ortega of Silver City, Albert M. Ortega and his wife Tachi of Silver City, and Joe M. Ortega and his wife, Lorraine, of Pomona. Calif.; her daughters, Rosie Hubbi- and her husband, Teddy, of Silver City, Sally Portillo and her husband, Ernest, of Green River, WY, Lydia Vidana of Silver City, and Josie Acosta and her husband, Tony, of CO; her brothers. Francisco Maldonado of Silver City, Juan Maldonado of Safford, AZ, Reyes Maldonado of Globe, AZ, Daniel Maldonado of Safford, and Vidal Maldonado of Bright, CA; her sisters, Santos Maria and Simona Perez of Bright; 25 grandchildren; and 48 great-great grandchildren -----

DURAN: Maria R. Duran, 85, a lifelong area resident, passed away Monday at her home in Bayard surrounded by her family. She was horn Nov. 6, 1910, in Fierro to Arcario and Urbana Ramirez. She was Catholic by faith and a communicant at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Eloy R. Duran and his wife Gloria, of Los Lunas, Ramon R. Duran Jr. and his wife, Sally, of Silver City, and Joe R. Duran and his wife, S----, also of Silver City; her daughter, Martha Aguirre, and her husband, Jose, of Bayard; her sister, Emilia Garcia of Hurley; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon D. Duran, in 1970, and her grandson, Gilbert Aguirre. Calling hours will start at 4 Thursday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnny Perez will lead the rosary at 7. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The Rev. Paulus Kao will officiate.

DURAN: Rigoberto F. Duran, 60, of Deming, died Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation was Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The rosary service followed at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. Mass of the Christian burial was today at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ann's with the Rev. Francisco Irisarri officiating and burial followed in Deming's Mountain View Cemetery. He was born July 19, 1928, in Ascencion, Mexico, and had worked for the city of Deming. He was a resident of Deming for the past 27 years, having previously lived in Nevada. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors included his wife, Libby, of the home; his mother, Guadalupe Fernandez of Silver City; three sons, Sonny Duran of Albuquerque, Gilbert Duran of Deming and Rayme Duran of Las Cruces; and seven grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

DURAN: Rosa A. Duran, 62, died Jan. 27 in Silver City. Duran was born in Cuba and lived in Brooklyn, NY for 22 years, but has been a resident of Fort Bayard for over a year. She is survived by her husband, Teofilo Duran of Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Rosa M Duran of Brooklyn and Josefina R. Quintana of Fort Bayard; a son-in-law, Dr. Bert Quintana of Fort Bayard; four sisters, Matilde Odio Lopez and Rafaela Odio of Miami, FL and Angela and Teresa Odio of Santiago, Cuba, two brothers, Juan Manuel and Enrique Odio of Santiago, Cuba and one grandchild. Graveside funeral services were held Jan 31 at Fort Bayard State Cemetery with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

DURAN: Sammy Ray Duran, 31, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Wednesday, Oct. 19. He is survived by his fiancée, Sharilyn Rogers; parents, Sammy and Evangeline Duran; brother, Michael Anthony Duran; sister, Sharon Duran Ryder; and brother-in-law, Jim Ryder, all of Albuquerque; and maternal grandmother, Jovita Horcasitas of Hurley. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Ruben Horcasitas; and by his grandfather, Reymundo Horcasitas. He was a guitar player since the age of four and an accomplished guitarist, musician and composer. He was also a weightlifter. Services were held Monday at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Albuquerque with the Rev. James Moore officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery. Rosary was recited Sunday at French Mortuary. Pallbearers were Fernando Echavarria, Michael Duran, Roy Horcasitas III, Jim Ryder, Keith Andelese, Tracy Thomas, Steve Barraza, Mark Adams, Tony Ortero, Woodrow Edwards, Jon Jojola and Bobby Horcasitas. French Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

DURGAN: Ragna Louise Durgan, 100, passed away at Fort Bayard Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 10. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date in Montana. Mrs. Durgan was born Aug. 12, 1897, in Chestnut, MT. She was born of Scandinavian immigrant parents, Lars Peterson and Ragnhild Eide Peterson, in a coal camp in Chestnut. She was married to Harry J. Durgan in November 1921 in Park County, Mont. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Calderon of Silver City; three granddaughters, Rita Morris and her husband, Glen, of Lordsburg, Tern Gutierrez and her husband, Gilbert, of Greeley, CO, and Linda Hoithusen and her husband, Keith, of Edgewood; one grandson, Doug Calderon of Clovis; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Hilda Peterson of Willow Creek, MT; and three nieces, Barbara Tipton and her husband, Jack, of Billings, MT, Margery Warfield of Pray, MT, and Marcia Peterson of Willow Creek. Mrs. Durgan was preceded in death by -----

DURHAM: Vernon B. Durham, 55, a locomotive engineer for Kennecott Copper Corp., Chino Mines Division, died last Thursday afternoon at Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. Mr. Durham had been a resident of Santa Rita for 33 years. Surviving the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Mary W. Durham Santa Rita; a sister, Mrs. Eata Holden of Dewey, OK; and a brother, Dewell Durham of El Paso, TX. The Rev Harold E. Johnson of Santa Rita officiated at the funeral service at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial took place in Restlawn Cemetery at El Paso.

DURHAM: Word was received here this past week of the death of Mrs. Vernon (Mary) Durham at the home of her sister, in Centertown, Missouri, on Friday, July 16. Mrs. Durham was the widow of the late Vernon Durham, a long-time locomotive engineer at Kennecott in Santa Rita who preceded her in death on July 24, 1964. Mrs. Durham went to visit various relatives this past May and planned to return to Silver City in September. She had been in poor health for some years, but sudden passing came as a shock to her many friends in the area. Graveside services were held in Rest Lawn Cemetery in El Paso on Wednesday, July 21, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of Santa Rita Community Church officiating. Arrangements are in charge of the Harding-Orr-McDaniel Mortuary in El Paso. Mrs. Durham is survived by her brother, Montelle Watson of Muskogee, Okla., three sisters, Mrs. Rene Snow, Centertown, Mo., Mrs. Edna Allen, Elk City, Okla., and Mrs. Era Wilcox, Vale, Oregon.

DURNEY: Eugene Durney passed away Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. He was retired as a California state fish and game warden after 36 years of service. Mr. Durney was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Safford, AZ. He is survived by his wife, Helen Durney of Silver City.

DUVAL: Glenn Halbert Duval, 63, a resident of Mimbres, passed away Friday. Mr. Duval was a member of American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Georgia, of Mimbres; a son, Ron Duval of Silver City; a daughter, Ann Reese, also of Silver City; two grandsons, Ron and Jeffery; two granddaughters, Heidi and Kelley; a brother, Bailey Duval of Las Cruces; and a nephew, Tom Duval, also of Las Cruces. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Funeral Home.

DUVALL: Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Evan Winfield Duvall, 66,who died at his home in Silver City on Monday. The Rev. Clarence Crow, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will conduct the rites. Officers of the Elks Lodge will hold committal rites at the grave in Silver City cemetery. Mr. Duvall, the past 16 years was an engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad at Santa Rita. He had been in ill health for the past year Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Duvall; a daughter, Mrs. A.M. Morris, Dallas, TX, two granddaughters, Mrs. Lye Robinson, Fort Collins CO and Mrs. E.H. Pettingill, Rochester NY; a grandson, Vern Woodrow, Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel McHenry and Mrs. Ralph Durnall, Stockton, CA.

DUVALL: Mrs. Gertrude Wright Duvall, a colored resident, well known in Silver City where she had lived for 31 years, died after a brief illness, Sunday, in Silver City General hospital. She was born in Virginia and had been employed here for many year as a cook and housekeeper. Awaiting the arrival of relatives, funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox mortuary.

DWYRE: Burton Golding Dwyre, 90, a former resident of Silver City, died Jan. 13 in Santa Fe. He was born Jan. 29, 1901, in La Junta, CO. He had lived in Santa Fe since 1935, moving there from Grant County. Mr. Dwyre was the Grant County engineer from 1920-1935, and a state highway engineer from 1935-52. Mr. Dwyre supervised the construction of the Grant County Courthouse in 1935 and was instrumental in arranging for the painting of the murals in the lobby of the courthouse. He was the oldest surviving member of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. He was a national vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Dwyre is survived by a daughter, Dorothy D. Grosvenor of Santa Fe; and two sons, Burton Golding Dwyre Jr. of Taos and Robert Dwyre of Anchorage, Alaska. His wife, Mamie Russell Dwyre, died in 1980. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. John's Methodist Church in Santa Fe. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery.

DWYRE: Mrs. Mamie Lee Russell Dwyre died in a Santa Fe hospital Saturday, March 29, the day before her 80th birthday. Mrs. Dwyre, a member of the New Mexico Library Commission for 30 years and its chairman for 20 years, was a former resident of Silver City where she graduated from the New Mexico Normal School in 1921 and the New Mexico State Teacher's College in 1933. Mrs. Dwyre also taught school in Santa Rita from 1922-24. While on the Library Commission, Mrs. Dwyre served during the terms of 10 different governors and helped to raise money for books and to get financial aid for building libraries. ---

DYE: Dorothy Dye of Lordsburg passed away this morning at Memorial Medical Center. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral home.

DYE: John A. Dye 73, one of the best known officials in the Grant County courthouse for more than 25 years and Clerk of the Grant County District court since July 1952; died last Saturday in Las Cruces Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dye served as Court Clerk under appointment by the late Judge A. W. Marshall. When H. Vane Payne, attorney of Lordsburg, was appointed District Judge following the death of Judge Marshall, he retained Mr. Dye as Court Clerk. For more than a year, Mr. Dye had been in failing health caused by a heart ailment. This illness became serious two months ago and this brought about his retirement July 1. During his many continuous years as a public official, Mr. Dye had a wide acquaintance throughout the Sixth Judicial District, comprising Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 pm at the Cox Mortuary chapel the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites. Burial will take place in the Silver City cemetery.

DYE: Mrs. Virginia Dye. Long-time resident of Sliver City, and widow of John A. Dye, former Grant County Clerk, died the past week following a long illness. Graveside burial services were held Saturday in Memory Lane Cemetery by the Rev. Dan Loomis of the First Presbyterian Church, with internment under direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Mrs. Dye was born April 12, 1892 and attended the public schools in Silver City and completed her education at Western New Mexico University and college in San Marcos, Texas. After teaching in the Silver City Public Schools, Mrs. Dye taught in the Hillsborough schools and thereafter served as superintendent of Schools in Sierra County, where she had an outstanding record. Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Mary Long of Las Cruces, Mrs. Ann Neuhoff of Fontana, CA, and Mrs. Vivian Graham of Flagstaff; and two nephews Robert and Wallace Hiler.

DYE: Ora Belle Dye, 77, a resident of Animas, died at her home Friday. She was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Ingram, Texas, and was a homemaker. Her affiliation was Baptist. She moved to Animas four years ago from Douglas, AZ. Survivors include a son, Carlton Jones of Roosevelt, AZ; two daughters, Doris Gray of Animas and Sandra Gann of Denton, NC; a brother, Wilburn Davis of Hobbs; two sisters, Ruby Winters of Oklahoma and Lorine Davis of California; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Raymond Jones and Earl Dye. No services are scheduled at this time. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

DYER: Emma Marie Dyer, 86, died Aug. 28, at Hillcrest hospital. She was born in Bellingham, WA and lived in Tucson for 53 years before coming to Silver City four years ago. Dyer was a public health nurse before her retirement and was a member of the Community of the King Church in Silver City. Dyer is survived by one son, George Dyer, Silver City; five sisters Florence Dyer of Tucson, Elsie Prather of Phoenix, Lillian Campbell of Fountain Valley, Calif and Esther Chesness, Paynesville, MN; one brother, Arthur Christianson of Everett, WA; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Community of the King Christian School. Services were held Aug. 31 at the Curtis Bright Funeral chapel.

DYER: George Fountain Dyer Sr. died at his son's home in Silver City, Feb. 17. He and his wife, Emma, had moved here two years ago from Tucson to be with his son George Dyer, Jr., and daughter-in-law Barbara, owners of the Knott Hole. Mr. Dyer Sr. was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Tucson and owner of Arizona Medical Supplies in Tucson. He was Past Master of the Tucson York Rite Body of the Order of Free Masons, State Grand Commander and Founder and President of Dorothy Forbes Oxygen Foundation, Charity and board of directors for Crippled Children Clinic. Mr. Dyer is survived by his wife, Emma Marie, and son, George F. Dyer Jr., of Silver City; one brother, John D. Dyer of Tucson; two sisters, Dorothy Russell of Lake Village, AR, and Virginia Dyer of Jefferson City, MO; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held for Mr. Dyer March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Wheeler Chapel with the Revs. Michael Kovics and Edward P. Ware officiating.

DZUREK: John Dzurek, 77, died at Hillcrest Hospital following an extended illness: Mr. Dzurek was a native, of Trencin, Hungary and had lived in Central for the past 40 years. He was retired from the Ft. Bayard Veteran’s Hospital serving as head chef, a member of the Santa Rita Masonic LODGE No. 44, AF & AM, and a member of the American Legion Post No.91. Survivors include three brothers, Michael and Julius, both of Czechoslovakia, and Dr. William Dzurek of Orwigsburg, PA. Funeral Services were held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44, AF & AM conducting services. Interment followed in the Fort Bayard Veteran’s Cemetery with the American Legion conducting military services. {Sgt.-Troop A-14th Cav. USA}