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LA BRIERE: Mrs. John L. La Briere, 87, died April 7 in Albuquerque, where she had been visiting members of her family. Mrs. La Briere had been in failing health since a fall in February when she suffered a broken hip. She was born on July 11, 1860, in St. Genevieve, Mo, her father being Maj. Curtis Ballard of the confederate army. On July 24, 1881, she married John La Briere and moved with him to Texas where they built the first house in Haskell. From Texas they moved to Oklahoma territory in the panhandle, later on to Colorado, and finally to Arizona, where they established a large ranch. Thirteen years ago, when her husband died, Mrs. La Briere moved to New Mexico, where she has resided ever since. She was a member of the Church of Christ, which she joined as a young girl She is survived by six children, Mrs. W. J. Stephie of Albuquerque; Zeno La Briere, Kenton, Okla.; Mrs. Roy Henry Silver City; Mrs. Charles Williamson, Albuquerque; Mrs. Ruth Porter, Los Angeles; and Ashley La Briere, California; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Meadows, Dickens, Tex., and Mrs. H. S. Post, Haskell TX.

LA FLEUR: Mary Lee Johenning La Fleur, 51, or Silver City, entered into rest Friday at her home. She was born Feb 24, 1943, near Baltimore. Mrs. Fleur retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a financial analyst. She moved to Silver City in August of last year with her husband, who is a native New Mexican, and established a new home on Bear Mountain Road. Mrs. La F1eur was treasurer for Habitat for Humanity/Gila.

LAASE: Hans Karl Georg Laase, 79, died Wednesday evening in Hacienda de Salud. He was born July 16, 1910, in Hamburg, Germany, and came to the United States at a young age. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was sent to electronics school where he became a Morse code operator and flew in B-24 aircraft when radar was first utilized in the Victorville, Calif area. Sgt. Laase also taught cadets Morse code at the airbase in Santa Ana, Calif. He was personnel manager for 28 years at the Pacific Union, a very prestigious club in San Francisco. He was a pianist and an avid stamp collector and was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Mr. Laase has been a resident of Silver City for about 11 years, coming here from San Francisco. Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Bill Mayer and the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Private interment of the remains will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery at a later date. Survivors are his wife, Helen Jean Mayo Laase of Silver City; two sons, Robert Karl Mayo Laase and Ross Siegfried Mayo Laase, both of San Francisco; a daughter, Carole Jean Mayo Laase, also of San Francisco; two sisters, Gertrude Westmore of North Hollywood, Calif., and Elsie Case of Encino, Calif.; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Donations in Mr. Laase's beloved memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LACER: Word was received of the death of Mrs. Irene White Lacer of Roswell. Mrs. Lacer was fatally injured in an auto accident near Vaughn December 31. She lived in Pinos Altos from 1941 to 1953. Mrs. Lacer is survived by her husband, A. C. Lacer of Roswell, two sons, John T. White of Las Cruces, Daniel R. White of Pinos Altos, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Adams of Juneau, Alaska, Mrs. Ann Strohl of Washington, N.J. 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death in 1965 by her first husband, Leslie T. White. Services were held in Roswell and burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Garden Cemetery in Las Cruces.

LACKEY: Ms. Grace Lackey died August 11 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Ms. Lackey was born August 28, 1900 in Peach Orchard Kentucky. She is survived by one brother, Evan W. Chatfield. Ms. Lackey was a resident of Silver City for a period of three years. No services will be held. Ms. Lackey will be sent to Memory Gardens of the Valley. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

LACY: Mrs. Margaret Virginia Lacy, 92, a pioneer resident of Grant County, died this past week in the Gila General hospital at Globe; Ariz. She had lived in San Simon, Ariz., in recent years. Mrs. Lacy was the mother of twelve children, five of whom survive her; three sons, Perry M. Lacy of Hurley, John D. of Miami, Ariz., and Robert H. of Globe, Ariz., and two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Lilly) Barns of San Simon and Mrs. Hurley (Margaret) Colbert of Globe. Other survivors are 23 grandchildren, including Victor Lacy, Lester Lacy and Evelyn Wright of Silver City; 72 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Heather Mortuary chapel in Lordsburg, with burial following In the Lordsburg Cemetery.

LACY: Marvin C. Lacy, 86, a resident of Fort Bayard, passed away Friday, March 13, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1911, in Cole Harbor, N.D., to Willis and Nellie Lacy. He was raised in Montana. Mr. Lacy was a 50-year member of the Carpenters Union. He served in the U.S Army during World War II, seeing action in the Philippines. Funeral services for Mr. Lacy will be held privately at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Lacy; seven children; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LACY: Dora L. Lacy, 75, a former longtime Grant County resident, died in Las Cruces Wednesday. Mrs. Lacy was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in November 1988. Mrs. Lacy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jessie and Eve Nichols of Lubbock, Texas. Mrs. Lacy was a member of Silver City Chapter No. 3 of the Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services will be conducted in the Getz Mortuary in Las Cruces Friday morning at 10. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces. Pallbearers will be Raymond Harris, Walter Meechem, Richard Dannelley, Jack Snodgrass and W.W. Westwood. Eulogy will be given by Wilburn R. Ashcraft and graveside services conducted by Las Cruces Chapter No. 20, Order of Eastern Star.

LACY: Myrtle Mabel Lacy, 96, formerly of Hurley, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1897, to Joseph Cicero and Susan Sarah (Wilson) Sanders in Solomon, Ariz. She married Perry Martin Lacy in Silver City on Dec. 20, 1916. The Lacy’s lived in Hurley until 1920 and then moved to Miami, Ariz. They moved to Texas in 1927 and in 1943 they returned to Hurley, where Mrs. Lacy lived until the death of her husband Dec.26, 1969. She then moved to Silver City to be near her son, Lester, and his family. She is survived by her son, Lester H. Lacy, and his wife, Sherley, of Silver City; a daughter Myrtle May Lacy Clayton, and her husband, Willis, of Albuquerque; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Colbert of Miami and Sally Coryell of Douglas, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Paul Barnes of San Simon, Ariz.;11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Martin Lacy, and a daughter, Evelyn Virgina Risinger, on Feb. 15, 1993. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memory Lane Cemetery with Bishop Jerry McDonald officiating. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Lacy, Steve Catanach, Steve Ford, Ray Sensanbaugher, Ronald Clayton and Adam Bruneau. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to serve them.

LACY: Victor D. Lacy, 69, died Tuesday in the Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences. He had been a resident of Las Cruces but was born in Grant County on Dec. 1, 1919, to H.W. and Viola Lacy. He spent most of his life in Grant County. Mr. Lacy was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World II and served in the South Pacific. He was a past master of Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8. Survivors include his wife, Dora, of Las Cruces. Masonic Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces followed by burial in the Las Cruces Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Battishill, Jeff Glen, Jack Snodgrass, W.W. Westwood, Don Ruttan and Wilburn Ashcraft.

LACY: Willis Lacy, 68, of Bayard retired plant foreman of the Empire Zinc Company at Hanover, and in recent years, motel owner and operator, died last Wednesday night following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for a year. Born in Virginia, Mr. Lacy had lived in Southwest New Mexico for over 45 years, during which he was engaged in mining and business activities. He was well known throughout the community. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lida Lacy; two sons, Victor, Silver City and Luther, Bellflower, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Myers, Sr., Lordsburg and Mrs. Donald Harris, White Sands Missile Range; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. J.H. Lacy, San Simon, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Hurley Colbert, Globe, Ariz. and Mrs. Paul Barnes, San Simon, Ariz.; four brothers, Perry, Hurley; Howard, San Simon, Ariz.; John and Robert, Globe, Ariz. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducted the rites. Members of Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55 conducted graveside committal services in the Masonic cemetery where burial took place. Active pallbearers were Monte Ray, Raymond Harris, Richard Beach, Ted Schroetter, Jr., Jerry Harter and Jeff Glenn. Honorary pallbearers were Al Hinkston, H.O. Robertson, Lonnie Morrison, Dr. E. Watts, George Hilton, David W. Boise, Leslie Goforth, I.O. Brock, Dr. George Cornali, B.N. Chapin, John Martin, Leroy Smith, Jake Mitchell, Ross Hamilton, Gilbert Bartlett, Ed Schrorer, Bruce Leake, B.A. Robbins, Henry Wallis, Harry Brown, J.D. Burns, Clarence Snell, George Abbott, Ray Moore, George Talley, Arless Lafferty, Daymon Ford, W. Crowder, Lawrence Richardson, Kirkley Frost, , W.A. Fowler, Sam Gass, P.M. Chase, Joe Hodges, Sherman Fox, H. Stanley Dennis.

LACZKO: Steve Laczko, 83.of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, at his home. He had been an area resident for the past 18 years. He was born May 1, 1915, in Pittsburgh, and was the adopted son of Joseph and Lydia (Hyosh) Laczko. He was raised and attended schools in Barnesboro, Pa. He met and married the former Bert Bacho in 1941. After working in area coal F mines for 29 years, Mr. Laczko moved to Bisbee, Ariz., in 1961. He worked for Phelps Dodge in Bisbee until 1972, when he was transferred to Silver City. He continued to work for Phelps Dodge until his retirement in 1980. His favorite activities were fishing, playing pool and darts, and being the No. 1 fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mr. Laczko was preceded in death by his birth parents, Josef and Suzanna Boyosi; a brother, Joseph Boyosi; a sister, Marge r (Boyosi) Bicher; and his adoptive parents. Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Bert Laczko of Sierra Vista; a daughter, Barbara (Laczko) Yates of Sierra Vista; a granddaughter, Malyssa (Yates) Koch of Phoenix; and a great-grandson, Connor Stephen Yates-Koch of Phoenix, A family only celebration of Mr. Laczko s life was held Wednesday at Hatfield Memorial Chapel in Sierra Vista with Father Greg Adolf officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to a charity of choice. Local arrangements were with the Hatfield Funeral Home Inc.

LAFFERTY: Anna Lucille Gray Lafferty, 91, longtime former resident of El Paso, Texas, died Monday at her home in Silver City. She was born in Bonham, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Gray. In 1918, she married Capt. Frederick R. Lafferty, a cavalry officer at Fort Bliss, Texas, and the marriage lasted for 68 years until Col. Lafferty's death in 1987. Mrs. Lafferty accompanied her husband to many military stations with living conditions ranging from primitive quarters in Lajitas, Texas, in 1919, to more comfortable accommodations in the Philippine Islands, California, New Mexico, Kansas, Virginia, West Germany and El Paso. While living in El Paso, she was one of the early members of the Fort Bliss Retired Regular Officers Wives Club. She had been active in the Women's Department, El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survivors are a son, Cmdr. Frederick R. Lafferty of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. James R. Purrier and Mrs. Levin L. Lee both of El Paso; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Boys Club or to a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LAFLAMME: Ray LaFlamme 21, of Deming was killed Saturday in a one car accident on U S 180 about 11 miles north of Deming. State police said a passenger in the vehicle, Claude Rasberry 24 also of Deming was taken to the Deming hospital with multiple fractures and abrasions. Cause of the accident was excessive speed state police reported.

LAFOND: Mary Frances LaFond, 75, died Tuesday morning in Silver City. She was born in Simpsonville KY and was a longtime resident of Silver City. She was a communicant of St Vincent de Paul Catholic church was a member of the American Legion, Allingham-Golding Post 18 Ladies Auxiliary, the American Society of Retired Persons, and the New Mexico Association of educational retirees. Mrs. LaFond is survived by her husband, Nobel Lafond of Silver City; one sister, Etta Mason of Louisville KY; and one brother J D Jones also of Louisville. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 Thursday at the Wheeler Funeral home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be recited at 10am Friday at St Vincent de Paul with Monsignor James Milano officiating. Internment will follow in the Fort Bayard National cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be the American Legion Allingham-Golding post 18 honor guard comprised of Lynn Dinwiddie, Ray Martinez, Robert Madero, Vic Moitoret, Carl Mortezek, and Eloy Parra. Honorary pallbearers will be Florencio Garcia, Larry Portal, Maurice Granger, Dave Hoagland, and Ray McCowen. Wheeler is in charge.

LAFOND: Noble S. LaFond, 84, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1907. Mr. LaFond was active in the community, representing the veteran’s organizations, to which he was dedicated. He served with U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He also was involved with the Boy Scouts. Mr. LaFond was an assistant librarian at Western New Mexico University until his retirement. Calling hours were to be from 2-5 today at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7:30. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The committal rite will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest among his fellow comrades. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his sister, Sister Rosanne LaFond of Omaha, Neb.; a cousin, Ethel Mader of Oshkosh, Wis.; and a sister-in-law, Myrtle Jones of Louisville, Ky. Casket bearers will be members of the American Legion. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LAFONTAINE: Mrs. Josephine LaFontaine, 73, of Matane, Quebec, Canada, the mother of Mrs. George Cornali died early Tuesday at Hillcrest General Hospital following a brief illness. The deceased was a native of Ste. Marguerite, Quebec Canada and was the widow of the late Sam LaFontaine. Mrs. LaFontaine came to Silver City in April to see her granddaughter Miss Michele Cornali participate in the Grant County Miss Grant county scholarship pageant. After Miss Cornali won the county title, Mrs. Lafontaine remained to go to Hobbs to attend the state pageant which Miss Cornell also won, receiving the title of Miss New Mexico 1971. Mrs. LaFontaine became critically ill only two days before her death. Survivors of the deceased include four daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Bellavance of Duvernay, Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Julie Blame of Boca Raton, Fla., Mrs. Lucille O’Brien  of St. Johns, Newfoundland and Mrs. Jacqueline Cornali of Silver City; three sons, Wildred LaFontaine, of Matane, Jacques LaFontaine of Chicago, IL, and Sam LaFontajne Jr., of Duvernay, and several grandchildren. The Curtis-Bright Mortuary of Silver City will send the body to Matane, where funeral services will be held at the St. Redempteur Catholic Church, with interment following in the St. Redempteur Cemetery. Family members have requested that in lieu of flowers, offerings be made at the Curtis Bright Mortuary for the Special School for Special Children at Ft. Bayard.

LAFRENZ: William H. LaFrenz, former resident of Hanover, passed away in Albuquerque on August 4. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary E. LaFrenz; a son, Rev. James M. LaFrenz of Holy Family Parish in Deming; two daughters, Mary Caroline LaFrenz and Mrs. Dale J. Massey, Albuquerque; a brother, John R. LaFrenz, Wheatridge, CO and a cousin, Mrs. Hedwig Berger of Silver City. Mr. LaFrenz was born in Central City, Colorado on May 25, 1889, and came to Grant County in 1914. He was employed at the Empire zinc co at Hanover for 40 years. Upon retirement in 1955 he and Mrs. LaFrenz made their home in Albuquerque. His interests were many, including his love for gardening and his talent as an artist was well known to many Grant county residents. Rosary services were held at the Fitzgerald mortuary chapel Tuesday. Funeral mass was said at St Teresa Catholic church of which he was a member on Wednesday morning. Internment was in the Mt Calvary cemetery.

LAGUNA: Steven Laguna, 38, a resident of San Manual, Ariz, and a former resident of Bayard, passed away Saturday. Visitation will begin at 4pm Thursday at Baca's Chapels followed by the rosary at 7pm with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting the rosary. The mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulas Kao officiating. Concluding services, with veteran’s honors, will follow at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

LALLY: Mrs. Mary Alice Lally, 79, died at her son's residence in Santa Rita, Tuesday, October, 15. Mrs. Lally was a native of Deer Creek, OK., and was residing in Bellflower, CA. She resided in north Hurley for many years. Survivors include three sons, D.S. Frost of Lakewood, CA., K.W. Frost, of Santa Rita, and James B. Frost of Lakeside, AZ.; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Armstrong of Tacoma, WA., and Mrs. Pat Cauwels of Long Beach, CA.

LAMB: Leland H. Lamb, retired educator and brother of Clarence A Lamb of Silver City, died the past week In Hastings, Michigan. The deceased was a veteran of World War I and for over 30 years served as superintendent of schools in Michigan and Wisconsin. For three weeks prior to his brother’s death, Mr. Lamb had been at his bedside.

LAMB: Mary Catherine Lamb, 82, died May 29 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Lame was born in Chicago and was a resident of Grant County for 30 years. She was a communicant of Saint Francis Newman Center and a member of the Silver City Women's Club. Mrs. Lamb is survived by two daughters, Doreen Weil of Silver City, Dorothy Meanley of Solano Beach, Calif., one brother William B. Hilliard of Bountiful, Utah, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass was held June 8, at Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment has been held at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorial masses may be said at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LAMBETH: Graveside services were held for Timothy Lambeth Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the Gila Cemetery with Rev. David Goble officiating. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LAMOREUX: Staff Sgt. Calvin Lee Lamoreux, 31, a former resident, died Feb. 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born April 9, 1958, in Mesa, Ariz., graduated from Westwood High School in Mesa, was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was serving in the United States Air Force, Nellis Air Force Base, at the time of his death. Calling hours will be Tuesday from noon until 1 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., also in the church. Bishop Charles Hamilton will preside with Dr. Anthon Anderson as speaker. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the United States Air force, Holloman Airforce Base. Survivors are his father, Delwin J. Lamoreux of Mesa, Ariz.; his mother, Delva J. Coldwell, and his stepfather, George Coldwell, of Playas; two brothers, James Lamoreux of Silver City and Edwin Lamoreux of Fort Bayard; two sisters, Gaylene Lamoreux of Mesa and Denise Knight and her husband, David, of Tempe, Ariz.; two nieces; one nephew; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Theresa Lamoreux. Full funeral detail will be provided by the United States Air Force. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LAMPERT: Timothy Andrew "Tim" Lampert, 69, of Buckhorn passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Family memorial services will be scheduled at a later time. Mr. Lampert was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of Andrew Lampert and Otilia Maria Kritzer Lampert. He married Norma Hess on May 14, 1966, in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Lampert is survived by his wife; one daughter, Sharon Bauer, and her husband, Alan, of Houston; one son, Terry Lampert, and his wife. Darlene, of Botkins, Ohio; one grandson, Patrick Bauer of Houston; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Lampert graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Wapakoneta. He worked in the finance business for a short time. In the 1960s, he moved to the Phoenix area and worked with several auto- mobile dealerships as a salesman. Mr. Lampert worked at Ernie Brown's dealership in Silver City and Truth or Consequences. Mr. and Mrs. Lampert returned to the Phoenix area and worked for the Bill Luke Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership until 1986, when Mr. Lampert's health began to fail. In 1989, they went to Pennsylvania, where they spent two years, and then returned to Phoenix and, later, Safford, Ariz. Mr. Lampert had lived in Buckhorn for the past two months. He enjoyed country living and spending time with his dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grant County Humane Society or a charity of choice. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LANAHAN: John Henry Lanahan Sr., 77, of Silver City, died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Maricopa County, Ariz., on July 28, 1909. He was retired from the U.S. Civil Service and had lived in Silver City since1971. He was an avid horseman and a member of the Optimist Club. He was a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Lanahan of Silver City; three sons, Lt. John H. Lanahan Jr. of the El Paso Police Department, El Paso, Texas, Lee L. Lanahan of Apple Valley, Calif., and Major Lenn M. Lanahan, with the U.S. Marine Corps in Hawaii; two daughters, Barbara Jo Ann McClay of Indiana, Penn., and Mary Agnes Rosato of Birmingham, Ala.; and four sisters, Anna Burleson of Sun City, Ariz., Katie Raphael of El Paso, Bridget Jones of Decatur, Ill., and Helen Tighe of El Paso. Other survivors are 12 grandchildren, John Henry Lanahan III, Kelly Rosato, Kevin Lanahan, Lance Lanahan, Matthew McClay, Ryan Lanahan, Amy Rosato, Carry Jo McClay, Pasco Rosato III, Darren Lanahan, Kyle Lanahan and Kayne Lanahan. There will be a visitation for Mr. Lanahan on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the St. Francis Newman Center on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LANDAVAZO: A funeral Mass for George J. Landavazo Sr., 80, of Silver City was celebrated this morning at 10 at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Gallup. The Rev. Francis E. Stanfield was the celebrant. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup. Mr. Landavazo was born Sept. 19, 1911, at Atarque, N.M. He died Thursday at Rehoboth-McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup. Prior to moving to Silver City, he was a lifelong resident of Gallup. He was a retired concrete contractor. He was active in the Senior Olympics and was the state golf champion three times. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II as a captain with the lst Cavalry Division in Europe. Survivors include his five children, Margaret Munoz of Gallup, George Landavazo Jr. of San Francisco, and Ted Landavazo of Gallup, Vilia Landavazo of Waterford, Calif., and Jim Landavazo of Union City, Calif. He is also survived by three brothers, Toby Landavazo of Gallup, and Flavio and Paul Landavazo both of Freemont, Calif.; a sister, Nettie Santos of San Jose, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Landavazo, in 1983. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Edward Munoz, George Munoz, Ted Landavazo Jr., Derrick Landavazo, George Landavazo III, and Art Fink. Honorary pallbearers were J.B. Padilla and Michael Mazel. Rollie Mortuary of Gallup was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

LANDRUM: Beulah Jane Landrum, 90, died Friday in Coronado, Texas. Mrs. Landrum was born In Kingston, N.M. and was a long time resident of Grant County prior to moving to Coronado. She is survived by two daughters, Harriet Lindow of Farmington and Isabel Larremore of El Paso; one son, Floyd Landrum of Ruidoso; 17 grand-children, 20 great grandchildren and three great great  grandchildren. Funeral graveside services were held Monday, May 16 at the Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Bob Landrum, Dick Landrum, Steven Landrum, Jimmy Mitchell, Larry Landrum and Don Lindow. Honorary pallbearers were. Shin Landrum, Walter Mitchell Jr. and John Landrum. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LANDRUM: Ida Ellen Landrum, 63, resident of Deming, died at her home Sunday, April 25. She was born January 2, 1919 in Hanover and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She worked in nursing care until moving to Deming in 1981. Funeral services were held April 29 at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Bishop Wayne Decker officiated. She is survived by two sons, Walter W. Mitchell Jr. of Clinton, Okla. and James Mitchell of Bayard; Her mother, Beulah Landrum of El Paso; two brothers, Melvin Landrum of Central and Floyd Landrum of Ruidoso; two sisters, Isabel Laramore of El Paso and Harriet Donahue of Kirtland; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

LANDRUM: Joe Landrum, 77, pioneer resident of Grant County, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital at Las Cruces. He went to Las Cruces several weeks ago to a lower altitude because of a heart ailment and had been with a daughter, Mrs. Ida Elliot, resident there. He was born in Lampasas, Texas, but had lived most of his adult life in New Mexico. For a number of years he was a member of the Chino Mines security force at Santa Rita. For the past 17 years he owned and operated the historic Southern Hotel, which he sold several years ago to a Houston Realty firm which bought the property as an investment, razed the hotel built in 1878 and retained the site on Hudson St. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Beuian Landrum, of Flagstaff, AZ; two sons, Floyd of Tulare, Calif, and Melvin, of Fort Smith, Ark; Three daughters, Mrs. Elliot, Las Cruces; Mrs. Harriet Lindow, Flagstaff; Mrs. Isabel Larremore, El Paso; 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Annie Wetzel, Big Springs ,Texas. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery

LANDRY: Mrs. Isabel Landry, sister of Leo Wray of Silver City, suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday at her home in Selma, Calif. Mrs. Landry, whose brother, Edward, preceded her in death last month at Selma, was a former resident of Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Quincy, two sisters and two brothers.

LANE: Helen G. Lane, 90, a resident of Heritage House of New Castle, MD, died Sunday after an extended illness. She was born June 18, 1907, in Zionsville, MD to the late Mancher and Daisy Parker Glidewell. She was the 1925 class valedictorian at Pike Township High School in Indianapolis, and a member of the Church of Christ and Traders Point, MD, and in Silver City. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Smith, and her husband, Tilmond, of New Castle; three sons. William Dale Lane and his wife, Christina, of Clermont, MD, Joe Edward Lane of Ocate, and Don Lane and his wife, Patty of El Paso. Texas; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vollie L. Lane, in 1977, and a son, Robert E. Lane in 1979. There will be no service or calling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Federation for the Blind through Hinsey - Brown Funeral Service, 3406 South Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362. Burial will be in New Mexico at a later date.

LANE: All hope has been abandoned by Mrs. Athington White of this city that her brother, Ernest C. Lane, an Alaskan salmon fisherman, may be alive. The young man, 38, disappeared during a terrific storm near Ketchikan, Alaska while attempting to make his way to the safety of a shore cabin and the small skiff which he was rowing with a companion named Murphy has never been found. The incident occurred Aug. 25. Mr. Lane, a veteran of World War II, made his home in San Mateo, Calif., but each summer journeyed to Alaska where he engaged in salmon fishing. With his working companion, they were at a salmon trap when the storm, one of the many of typhoon proportions that have struck that area this past summer, caused them to strike for the shore. They were never seen again. He was known in Silver City, having visited here in 1946. Ernest C. Lane was born Sept. 8, 1912. He is survived by his wife; a small son, Richard Wayland Lane; and three sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Asbury, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. George Warner, Lubbock, Tex. and Mrs. Athington White of this city.

LANE: Lina Lane, five-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lane of Silver City, died the past week in Hillcrest Hospital. The infant was one of twin girls born at the hospital Sept. 2. Brief funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel with burial following in Memory Lane Cemetery.

LANE: Mrs. J.O. Lane, mother of Dr. Russell C. Lane, passed away Tuesday at the family home in Comanche, Texas. Immediately upon being advised of her death, Dr. and Mrs. Lane left for El Paso where they boarded a plane for Comanche to attend funeral services.

LANE: Mason Donald Lane, 70, of Silver City passed away Thursday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Mr. Lane was born in Chester, Iowa, and was a. resident of the Silver City area for seven years. He was a veteran of World War 11, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and then worked as a production supervisor in the coal mining industry. Memorial services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Burro Mountain Homestead with the Rev. Ray Keene officiating. Service arrangements are with Graham Mortuary and Mesilla Valley Crematory of Las Cruces.

LANEHART: Dolly Lanehart, 73, of Silver City passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lanehart was born Sept. 5, 1918, to John W. and Ellen Skipper in Calhoun, Okla. She is survived by her husband, Leon Lanehart of Silver City; a daughter, Beverly Jean Stevens of Grandview, Texas; a son, George M. Johnson of Albuquerque; a sister, Lois Stephens of California; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lanehart was the former owner of Dolly's Cafe in Silver City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City. The Rev. Don Atchley will officiate. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LANEHART: J. Noel Lanehart, former cafe operator in Silver City, died Monday in Bakersfield, Calif. Survivors include his father and a sister of Big Spring, Texas; two brothers, John and Leon Lanehart and a nephew, Frank Claxton, all of Silver City.

LANEHART: John A. Lanehart, 75, a resident of Alpine, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Alpine. He was born Dec. 22, 1915, in Vincent, Texas. He was a former resident of Silver City. Mr. Lanehart was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Lanehart of Alpine; a daughter, Marilyn Tibbets of El Paso, Texas; two grandsons, Bart and Bert Tibbets of El Paso; a sister, Ellen Damrom of Big Springs, Texas; and two brothers, Leon Lanehart of Silver City and Frank Claxton of Foristell, Mo. Memorial services were held Saturday at Pecos, Texas.

LANEY: William Leroy Laney, 74, a resident of Corona, died Thursday afternoon at Hillcrest General Hospital In Silver City. He was a native of Luna and had been a life-long rancher. Survivors of Mr. Laney include his, widow, Mrs., Freda Laney, and a son Lawrence Laney of Corona, three grandchildren; two brothers, V. J. Laney of Silver City and Roy E. Laney of Coolidge, AZ; and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Stacey of Clifton, AZ and Mrs. Inez. Street of Phoenix, AZ., and Mrs. George Ewan of Lordsburg Bill Slaughter of Alpine, AZ, conducted funeral services in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary. Interment took place in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming.

LANEY: A Catron County family was bereaved three times in a single week during May, a fact which was recently brought to the attention of their many friends and acquaintances here. Leslie C. Laney, brother of W.S. Laney of Luna, died at his home in that community on May 16. He was 70 years of age. On May 19, Ray Reynolds, brother of Mrs. W.S. Laney, died at his home in Luna just a few days after his 65th birthday. A few days later, Anna, 19 month daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Laney, died of complications which had caused her to suffer over a period of time. Frank Laney is the youngest brother of W.S. Laney. All three of the family members were members of the Church of Latter Day Saints and were buried in the Luna Cemetery following services officiated by the Rev. George Reynolds, bishop of the church. The Cox Mortuary of Silver City made funeral arrangements.

LANEY: Shelby William Laney, 80, passed away Wednesday at his home in Luna. He was born Aug. 4, 1910, and attended school in Luna. He was a rancher. Mr. Laney is survived by his wife, Ruby; four daughters, Kathy Waite of Lordsburg, Mona Klement of Silver City, Shelia Bonnell of Albuquerque, and Cleo Burns of Luna; three sons, Billy Laney and Eddie Laney Jr. of Silver City, and David Laney of Deming; two sisters, Helen Thompson of Mesa, Ariz., and Hazel Howell of Truth or Consequences; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Luna.

LANEY: Vernon Jesse Laney, popularly known as Cooney, passed away Tuesday morning, October 9, at his home on Bear Creek near Gila. He was born at Luna, November 12, 1898. He was a son of David Laney and Marguaretta Earl. At the age of 4 he moved with his parents to Clifton, AZ where they ranched on the Coronado Trail. As a young man still living at Clifton, Mr. Laney was associated with the Standard Oil Company, he was a foreman for Phelps Dodge, and he owned and operated a service station. Mr. Laney married Lucy Alberta Collett, daughter of Martha Jane Nelson and John Collett, at Tucson, AZ on Feb. 6, 1928. Four children, one son and three daughters were born to this couple. Vernon John Laney of Gila, Verna Rapier of Pica Rivera, Cal., Margie Reynolds of Safford, AZ. One daughter, Alberta Inez Laney died in 1946 at 2 1/2 years of age. In 1945 the Laney’s bought a ranch at Reserve and lived there until 1962. Mr. Laney was Assessor of Catron County and ran a Star Mail Route from Reserve to Silver City for twenty years from 1958 to 1978 when he retired because of ill health. They moved to Silver City when the mail route was turned around and moved to Gila in 1979. He helped raise several nieces and nephews besides his own family. All who knew him loved his cheery ways. He was always ready with a helping hand to anyone in need. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 11, at the L.D.S. Church in Gila, conducted by Bishop C.C. Sullivan. The invocation was by Mancel Mortenson and life story was given by Bill Slaughter. Graveside services were held at Luna and he was laid to rest beside his daughter. He leaves his wife, Alberta of his home, one son, two daughters and thirteen grandchildren and eight grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were four of his grandsons, Tracy Laney, Max Rapier, Wayne Rapier, Randal Reynolds, and two nephews Lawrence Laney and Eddie Laney. Honorary pallbearers were Amel Elder, Dave Hardt, Fisher Longwell, Paul Matthews, Dave Hoagland, Merle Garfield and Emil Kiehne. Out of towners here for the Laney services were Ted and Joe Laney of Luna, Lawrence Laney of Hillsboro, Tracy Laney and Terry Jackson of Roswell, Michelle Hoge and children of Albuquerque, Adel Wiltbank, Verna Lund, Edith Reynolds of Springerville, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Moore of Blue, AZ, Ray Laney and children, James and Lois, Oris Laney of Casa Grande, AZ, Margie and Loyall Reynolds and Randy of Safford, AZ, Vernon F. Laney of Concho, AZ, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Slaughter, Harvey and Evelyn Sloan of Alpine, Verna Rapier of Pica Rivera, Ca., Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Green, Kenneth and Eddie Stacy of Clifton, AZ, Louise Whipple, Mattie Foote, Wayne and Sherry Rapier and family, Maz and Jane Rapier of Duncan, AZ.

LANEY: William Laurence Laney, 75, a longtime resident and rancher of the Hillsboro area, died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Burial will follow in Lake Valley, N.M. A full obituary will be published in Saturday's Daily Press. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LANEY: William S. Laney, 80, a retired merchant of Luna, Catron County, where he had lived for 71, years, died Tuesday night. Recently he had been under treatment for a serious illness. Mr. Laney was a well known in south west New Mexico. Surviving are his wife , Mrs. Myrtle R. Laney; two sons, Selby of Luna and Roy Of Fresno, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Thompson , Luna and Mrs. Hazel, Howell, Fresno; 22 grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis, Albuquerque; Frank and Albert, Luna, and a sister, Mrs. Altura Stowell, Fresno. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Luna Church of Latter Day Saints of which was a retired bishop of the Luna Ward. Burial took place in the Luna cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

LANGENDORF: Walter C. Langendorf was called to Laramie, Wyo. last Friday by the death of his father William Langendorf, 82, who passed away after an extended illness. Mr. Langendorf is survived by his widow, and by two sons in addition to Walter Langendorf. Walter Mark Langendorf accompanied his father to Laramie.

LAGENDORF: Walter C. (Clarence) Langendorf died Friday, Aug. 28, in Anchorage, Ala. He was born July 29, 1912, in Laramie, Wyo., son of William and Johanna Lestum Langendorf. Mr. Langendorf had been a resident of Silver City since 1950. After 30 years in the U. S. Air Force, he retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1962. He then worked as a civil engineer in real estate for 15 years before retiring in 1977. Mr. Langendorf was active in the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the local Shrine Organization. He was also a member of the Shrine Temple in Albuquerque and the Blue Lodge in Laramie. Survivors include his wife, Olive Pichford Langendorf; three sons, Walter C. Langendorf, Jr. of El Paso, Henry S. Langendorf of Anchorage, and Mark W. Langendorf of Ft. Benning, Ga.; ten grandchildren and a brother, William Henry Langendorf of El Cajon, Calif. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with Father Gerald Griffin officiating. Interment followed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Walter C. Langendorf, Jr., Henry S. Langendorf, Mark W. Langendorf, T. E. Walkey and Ernest Brown. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LANGFORD: Edna Mae Langford, 68, of Fort Thomas, Ariz., passed away Saturday morning in Mount Graham Community Hospital. Mrs. Langford was a homemaker and wife of the late Raymond Langford. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Shamrock, Texas, the daughter of Durant Weddle and Tina Wanda Jackson Weddle. When she was a child, her family moved to Marvel, Colo. In 1939 her family moved to the lower Gila Valley and were early settlers there. She married Raymond Lee Langford in 1941. Soon thereafter they moved to Richland, Wash., where he helped construct nuclear power plants for Westinghouse. In 1953, they moved to Ajo, Ariz., where he was employed by Phelps Dodge Corp. Following his retirement in 1976, they returned to the Fort Thomas area. Mrs. Langford was active in the Assembly of God ministries, serving as missionary along with her husband for the last 44 years. Mrs. Langford leaves behind her two sons, Marvin Lee Langford of Mammoth, Ariz., and David Henry Langford of Fort Thomas; two sisters, Jessie Reed and Billie Ruth Rhodes of Fort Thomas; five brothers, Tom Weddle of Mammoth, Darvin Weddle of Fort Thomas, Glen and John Turney of Dewey, Ariz., and Charles Turney of Globe; and six grandchildren. Funerals services were conducted Tuesday at David's Safford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Gordon of the Safford First Assembly of God officiating. Interment followed in Ashurst Cemetery.

LANGFORD: Raymond Lee Langford, 77, of Fort Thomas, Ariz., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Tucson Medical Center. He was born in Seymour, Texas, on July 10, 1915, the son of William E. Langford and Janie Berditt Langford. As a boy of 12 his family moved to the Fort Thomas area. He worked in the fields as a boy and he later learned the construction trade. In 1941, Mr. Langford married Edna Mae Weddle of Cactus Flats, near Safford, Ariz. During 1941 and 1942, Mr. Langford was employed by Phelps Dodge Corp. in Morenci, Ariz. The Langford’s then resided in Richland, Wash., where he was employed by Westinghouse Nuclear Power in its construction division. In 1950, the couple returned to Arizona. Mr. Langford was employed at Ajo for Phelps Dodge from 1953 until 1976 when he retired and returned to the Gila Valley. The Langford’s were active in the Assembly of God ministries for 44 years, including two years, 1962 and 1963, as pastors at the Papago Assembly Indian Church Mission. Most recently, they served among the San Carlos Apaches in Bylas and San Carlos Ariz. His hobbies included cat fishing, rock hounding and playing his guitar. Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae of Fort Thomas; two sons, Marvin Lee Langford and his wife, Linda, of Tyrone, and David Henry Langford of Fort Thomas; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry; a brother, Earl; and two sisters, Lucille Wallace and Ruby Grimes. Funeral services were to be conducted at 2 this afternoon in David's Safford Funeral Home with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating.

LANGHAM Anna Langham, 98, of Fort Bayard passed away Saturday, June 6, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were to be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Fort Bayard. Mr. Duane Springer was to conduct the services. Ms. Langham was born Sept. 10, 1899, in Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Purley H. Langham and Ada Burk Langham. Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LANGHAM: G1enn Watkins Langham of Las Cruces entered eternal life Saturday. He was a retired accountant, have practiced in Las Cruces for about 30 years. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Judy M. Langham of Las Cruces; one son, Cecil D. Langham of Dallas; three daughters, Shirley Miller of Albuquerque, Barbara Cline of Dallas, and June Alley of Las Cruces; two brothers, Charles Q. Langham of Greeley, Colo., and Vernon F. Langham of Albuquerque; one sister, Ruby Mae Kropf of Caplain; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and one grandson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Baptist Children's Home, Portales, NM 88130. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, also at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Eason officiating. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Earl Neudecker, Ernie Hernandez, Chuck Griffith, Billy Holbrook, Ray Hale, Le Roy Prichett and Glen Horten. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

LANGSTON: Funeral services were held in Artesia Friday, Feb. 15 for Alma Irene Langston and her daughter, Irene Langston Kane who died as the result of injuries received in an auto accident near Carlsbad Tuesday, Feb. 12. The services were at an Artesia mortuary and burial was in the Woodland cemetery there in the family plot. Irene Langston was born at Hattiesburg, Miss, Feb. 11, 1909, the daughter of Hugh and Dora Burch. She was educated. In Louisiana and Arkansas schools and took nursing training in the Sisters Hospital at Artesia. She entered in marriage Feb. 12, 1927, to Roy Langston, who survives, at Fort Worth, Tex. and for the last several years had made her home in Silver City. At the time of her death, Mrs. Langston was employed as a nurse in the office of Dr. S.M. Ramer at Watts Clinic. She was an excellent nurse and because of her friendly and warm personality was possessed of a large circle of friends, to whom the word of her untimely passing came as a profound shock. Survivors in addition to her husband are a son. Ray Langston, Jr., at present a paratrooper stationed at Fort Campbell. Ky., a daughter Margaret Ann, student at Western High School, a grandson, Neal B. Kane and two brothers Louie Burch of Artesia and Hugh Donald Burch of Graham, Tex.

LANGSTON: Irene Langston was born Nov. 21, 1930 at Artesia, the daughter of Roy and Irene Langston. She received her education In the Artesia and Silver City schools and at the time of her death was taking a bookkeeping course at St. Mary Academy. She was married Dec. 21, 1948 to Harvey Kane of Silver City, the latter now a sergeant in the army was stationed on Okinawa until summoned. He is at present on leave and wiIl remain here for some time. Other survivors are a little son, age 11 months, her father, Roy Langston, a sister, Margaret Ann, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Langston and an aunt, Mrs. Story, the latter three of Little Rock, Ark.

LANGSTON: Death on Sunday in Las Cruces Memorial hospital claimed Mrs. Margaret (Conn) Langston, 88, a pioneer of the Upper Gila Valley. The past year she had been in a rest home at Mesilla Park, following a broken hip received in a fall. Graveside services were held at the Mesa cemetery, at Gila Tuesday afternoon the Rev. Jack Malcohn, of Trinity Presbyterian church, officiating Cox Mortuary had charge of interment. Born in St. Paul, Kan, in 1889, Grandma Conn as she was affectionately known came to the Gila River area in 1890, where the Conn family was a pioneer one. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. W; M. Bates, Mesilla Park; sister, Mrs. Ellzabeth Gregory Alva, Okla., 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren

LANGStrOTH: Charles S Langstroth, a resident of Silver City for over 4O years, died in an El Paso hospita1 last Sunday morning, April 11. Mr. Langstroth was born Aug. 31, 1877, in Germantown, Pa. He graduated from Germantown Academy as class historian in 1893. In the Wharton School of Finance and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania, he was valedictorian of the class of 1898. Then he studied law with Frederick Carroll Brewster, the leader of the Philadelphia bar, and at the same time studied at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He graduated in June, 1901, and was admitted to law practice. In partnership with his brother, James H., he practiced law in Philadelphia until Nov. 1906, when they came to Silver City and settled on their ranch north of town. Mr. Langstroth was always interested in Boy Scouts, and was connected with the movement for 15 years. With his brother, he helped organize the first girl scouts in Silver City. As a friend said of him, “None who knew Mr. Charlie can ever forget the genuine warmth of his greeting, the, ready desire to be of service, and the cheery optimism -which he radiated. Mr. Charlie was the real scholar and gentleman. He never knew, nor will any of us fully realize, the extent and permanence of his influence. We ad-mired him for his learning and sound scholarship, for his rejection of the cheap and shoddy, for his sincerity, for his tolerance. We are better men and women because he passed our way.” He is survived by one brother, James H. Langstroth. of Silver City; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward D. Smyth and Miss Dora A. Langstroth, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral services will he held at the Cox Mortuary chapel this afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. H. L. Geddes will be in charge. Remains will be sent to West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, for interment in the family plot.

LANGSTROTH: James H. Langstroth, resident of Grant County for 52 years, died Sunday, following a short illness. He was 85 years old. Born in Germantown, Pa., he came to Silver City for his health and with his brother, Charles L. Langstroth, who died in 1947, resided on a ranch north of Silver City. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Teodora A. Langstroth and Mrs. Catherina J Smyth, both of Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral services were set for 10:30 am today at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Garry Kamerling of the First Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites. The body will be shipped to Philadelphia for burial.

LANINGHAM: Irene Clora Laningham passed away Sept. 22 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by three sisters; Vera Grimes, Thelma Brawley and Grace Blake, two brothers; Roy Morgan and Howard Morgan. Graveside services were held for Irene Laningham Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Bayard Cemetery with Francis Wheeler officiating, under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LANKFORD: Faye Alta Lankford. 88, a resident of Hurley, passed away Saturday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lankford was born Oct. 16, 1908, in Kansas. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Arnold. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Lankford and his wife, Susie, of Hurley, and Ervin Lankford and his wife, Bob of Orangeville CA; eight grandchildren: 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lankford was preceded in death by her husband, George Marion Lankford, in 1990. A funeral service and interment will he held Monday in Roseville, Calif. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

LANNEN: Genevieve Lannen, 74, of Phoenix, Ariz., died April 6, 1982. Her parents, the late Warren M. Cox, official of the U.S. Forest Service, and wife, Marie E. Cox, transferred to Silver City in 1917. Genevieve was the eldest of five children. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters; Glen B. Cox of Silver City, Warren M. Cox Jr. of Coronado, Calif.; Charmain Wilson of Prescott, Ariz. and Jacqueline Hill of Sherwood, Ore. She is also survived by a daughter, Merle Capone, of Phoenix, and a grandson, Keith Capone. Services were in Phoenix, April 12.

LANNON: Funeral services were held December 31 for a former long-time resident of Hurley, Charles Howard Lannon, 64, who died at his home at 113 West Cascade Drive, Rialto Ca. December 28. Born December 2, 1901, in Pueblo, Colo., he came to Hurley where be was employed by the Santa Fe Railway. At the time of his death, he was a deputy sheriff for San Bernardino County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doris Cousland Lannon, and daughter Joann Plum and a grandson Donald Ray Plum. Masonic services were held at Ontario Calif. followed by burial,

LANNON: Mrs. Doris Rebecca Cousland Lannon, 80, born in Silver City on March 4, 1905, and a member of a Pioneer family, passed away Thursday at her home at 1306 Roswell St. in Deming. She was the daughter of Archie S. and Margaret Murphy Cousland. Until she was 6 years old, she lived on ranches on Bear Creek and on the Greenwood Ranch and in the former Hilton Dickson home until her father died. Her mother was one of the first Anglo children born in Silver City. After she was married to her husband Charles Howard Lannon in Lordsburg April 21, 1921, she lived in Hurley. She later moved to California where her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1965. She returned to New Mexico in 1978. She is Survived by a daughter, Doris Joann Plum; a grandson, Donald Ray Plum; nieces Saralee Ragland, Marjorie Leupold, Mary Ethel Miller, Ruby Lynn Yarbrough ; and nephews Harold Ray Cousland, Archie and Mike Cousland, Jimmy and ,Jerry Farrar, and Phillip Nickol. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and also a number of and nephews, and her Cousin, Vida Mae Keene of Silver City and Myrtice Marshall and Virginia Laverty of California. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Baca Wheeler Funeral chapel in Deming at 3 p.m. The body will lie in state there from 11 a. in. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Bill Crawford of the Good Shepherd Church will officiate, Eastern Star services will he conducted by Hurley Chapter No. 43 of Hurley assisted by the worthy matron and patron of Silver City Chapter No. 3, Vida Mae and Walker Keene. Mrs. Lannon had been a member of Hurley Chapter No. 43 for 55 years.

LANPHERE: Thomas G. Lanphere, 93, a resident of Silver City for the past 10 years, formerly of Douglas, Ariz., entered into rest Tuesday at Hacienda de Salud care center. He was born April 16, 1900, in Iliff, Colo., to the late Thomas Charles and Nellie Rose (Bonwell) Lanphere. A Protestant by faith, Mr. Lanphere was a club steward for 25 years for Elks Lodge No. 671 in Bisbee, Ariz. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Leonard Duncan of Tyrone; his grandchildren, Nita Bloss of Tulsa, Okla., Wayne Duncan of Animas, Tommy Duncan of Playas and Randy Duncan of Silver City; 14 grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a niece and nephews, Colleen Davis of Hereford, Ariz., Chuck Lanphere of Reno, Nev., and Lt. Col. Charles Ables of Carlsbad, Calif. Preceding him in death was his wife, Esther Lanphere, in 1966. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of choice in memory of Mr. Lanphere. Cremation and arrangements were entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

LANSE: Ella Mae Lanse, 89, of Silver City, passed away this morning at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. Arrangements are pending through Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LANSE: Frank H. Lanse, 86, a retired farmer, died Dec. 19 at his home in Selma, Calif. He was born in 1903 near Selma on a farm next to the vineyard he operated for more than 50 years. Mr. Lanse is survived by his wife, Ella Mae, and son, Roger, both of Silver City; a brother, Joe, of Selma; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held in the Calvary Baptist Church, Silver City, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

LANSWAY: Charles E. "Chuck" Lansway, 40, of Kearny, Ariz., entered eternal rest May 23, his death was the result of an auto accident while on his way home from work. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Leonard Lansway; a daughter, Shannon; his parents, Charles R. and Flora Lansway; a sister Sandra Lemieux; his grandparents; his father-in-law, Robert Lenard; his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Bassette; a brother-in-law, Mike Leonard of Silver City; and many relative and friends throughout Arizona and New Mexico. Funeral Services were held May 27 in Ajo. Ariz. Mr. Lansway spent the first 14 years of his life in Ajo. His family then moved to Tyrone and he attended school in Silver City. He started in construction as a bricklayer. At the time of his death, he was a repair superintendent of Merganti Construction Co. of Kearny.

LANT: One of Catron County’s pioneer residents and ranchers, Fred S. Lant, died suddenly on Monday at his Apache Creek home. He was 69 and had lived in Southwest New Mexico for 57 years. Mr. Lant was one of the originators in the creation of Catron County carved out of Grant and Socorro Counties, and a leading force in the development of the county and its mining and ranching resources. In more recent years he was a field man for the State Land Office until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Hudson, Reserve, and Mrs. Thelma Donalson, Las Cruces, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, with graveside services at Reserve. Silver City Elks Lodge members conducted committal rites at the grave, acting for the Albuquerque Elks Lodge of which he was a life member. Cox Mortuary was in charge of the services and final internment.

LANTZER: Charles F Lantzer of 1111 E Fern Dr Phoenix, Az died at St. Luke’s hospital in Phoenix on Dec 17. Mr. Lantzer was born in Dundee Ohio on July 27, 1883. He came to Glendale AZ in 19—and moved to globe in 1910 where he operated a taxi service between globe and Miami. In 1914 he moved to Tyrone, where he was head mechanic for Phelps Dodge Corp. In 1916 he established a stage line between Silver City and Lordsburg. He married Anna Hardin in 1934. Returning to Phoenix in1931 he worked at the Salt River Water Users until 1944 when illness forced him to retire. Mr. Lantzer is survived by his wife, Anna, two daughters, Mrs. Stella L. Young of Phoenix, and Mrs. Betty L. Thierjung of Haughton, La., and eight grandchildren. Services were conducted at Greenacres Mortuary in Scottsdale, Az., on Dec. 19.

LAPOSKI: Stephen Laposki Sr., 73, of Hurley died Thursday, Jan. 8, at the New Mexico Veteran’s Center in Truth or Consequences following a lengthy illness. He was born in Dillonvale, Ohio, on Feb. 15, 1924, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Posgai) Laposki. He was a World War II veteran of the Merchant Marines, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Pioneers of Alaska, the Elks and the Alumnae Association of Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. He attended the Lutheran Church. He was a teacher, coach, private fisherman, inventor, author, and former employee of the state of Alaska. He is survived by three children, Stephen Laposki Jr. of Flushing, Ohio, Sandra Love of Columbus, Ohio, and Debbie Hailer of Chillicothe, Ohio; four grandsons; two brothers; and one sister. He was preceded in death by a brother Louis, in 1990. Arrangements are being made by Deming Cremation Services in Deming. Memorial contributions may he made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

LARA: Burial services for Felix B. Lara, 90, of Central, were held Monday morning following mass in the Central Catholic Church. Interment was directed by Cox Mortuary. Mr. Lara had been a resident of Grant County for 72 years and a farmer in the Mimbres Valley until about five years ago. He is survived by his wife of Central, three daughters, one son, 28 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.

LARA: Maria M. Lara, 94, died at Las Cruces August 17 where she had been a resident for the past eight years. Mrs. Lara was a native of Georgetown and was a long time resident of Grant County. Her husband preceded her in death in 1956. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Sunday. Mass was said Monday at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Interment followed in the Central Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiated. Survivors include one son, Jose of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Josefa Montoya of Faywood, Mrs. Dolores Terrazas and Mrs. Martha Aguilar, both of Las Cruces: twenty-eight grandchildren, seventy great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren: one brother, Pete Savorillo of Ft. Bayard. Pallbearers were David Nunez, Felix Nunez, Johnny Aguilera, Arthur Lara, Joe Lara Jr. and Joe Aguilera, Jr.

LARA: Mrs. Estefana T. Lara, 63, who suffered injuries in a car accident in Silver City March 26, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Lara was a native of Arrey, but had resided most of her life in Hurley. Survivors include the husband of the deceased, Jose M. Lara of Hurley; four sons, Isidoro Lara of Bayard and Felix, Arthur and Joe Lara of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Flores of Norwalk, Calif., and Virginia andInez Lan of Hurley; 15 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Marlana Silva and Mrs. Gladys Valenzuela of Hurley, Mrs. Paublita Tafoya of Monticello, Mrs. Eva Bojorquez of Albuquerque and Mrs. Micaila Arrey of Central; and a brother, Jose Trujillo of Wilmington, Calif. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel, Of the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City, The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial will be in the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rito Silva, Freddie Silva, Roger Silva, Manuel Silva, Danny Padilla and Pete Herrera.

LARA: Mrs. Estefana T. Lara, 63, who suffered injuries in a car accident in Silver City March 26, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Lara was a native of Arrey, but had resided most of her life in Hurley. Survivors include the husband of the deceased, Jose M. Lara, of Hurley; four sons, Isidoro Lara of Bayard and Felix, Arthur, and Joe Lara’ of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Florés of Norwalk, Calif., and Virginia and Inez Lara of Hurley; 15 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Mariana Silva and Mrs. Gladys Valenzuela of Hurley, Mrs. Paublita Tafoya of Monticello, Mrs. Eva Bojorquez of Albuquerque, and Mrs. Micalla Arrey of Central; and a brother, Jose Trujillo of Wilmington, Calif. The funeral Mass was held at 10 Wednesday in the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary was in Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rito Silva, Freddie Silva, Roger Silva, Manuel Silva, Danny Padilla and Pete Herrera.

LARA: Former Grant County resident Cleotilde P. Lara, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 6, in Tulare, Calif. Funeral services were held in the St. Rita Catholic Church in Tulare on Monday, July 11.She is survived by five sons, Tomas Tovar and Patricio Tovar of Central, Joe Lara of Bayard and Luciano and Claro Lara, both of San Jose, Calif.; four daughters, Helen Bonilla of Tulare, Barbara Jaramillo of Silver City, Epifania Soto of San Angelo, and Polly Payan of Campbell, Calif.; 43 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Services were held in Silver City on Monday, July 11, in the Saint Francis Newman Center Parish. The Rev. Bill Mayer officiated.

LARA: Henry J. Lara, 82, a resident of Las Cruces, entered eternal life Monday at his home. He was born May 28, 1911, in Sherman in the Mimbres Valley to Diega Jimenez and Jose C. Lara. He grew up in the Mimbres Valley before moving to Silver City. He spent most of his life as a farmer in the Rio Grande Valley and served as postmaster in Array for more than 30 years. Mr. Lara was a communicant of the Catholic Church and served two terms as a member of the Truth or Consequences board of education. Upon his retirement in 1977, he moved to Las Cruces, where he was active at the Munson Senior Center. Mr. Lara will be reposing today beginning at 5 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 with Deacon James Lehman officiating. The funeral liturgy will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Las Cruces with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Bourguet Lara of the home; one son, Robert Lara, and his wife, Albita, of Arrey; one daughter, Gloria A. Dorsett of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.; four brothers, Raymond Lara of Mesilla Park, Pete Lara of Las Cruces, Miguel "Mike" Norero of Albuquerque and Harry Lara of Camarillo, Calif.; five sisters, Isabel Parra of Albuquerque, Cecilia Abila of Las Cruces, Marcelina Otero of Derry, Carmen Ogas of Garfield and Virginia Chacon of Faywood; five grandchildren, Gina Matthews and her husband, Mark, Katrina Winder and her husband, Jim, Raquel Chubb and her husband, Bill, Dolores Dorsett, and Larry Dorsett and his wife, Suzanne; and two great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his stepchildren, Joel Bourguet of Santa Fe, Edna Smith of Albuquerque, Bernice Boyd of Berino and Cindy Gonzales of Las Cruces. Mr. Lara was preceded in death by his first wife, Margarita Parra Lara, in 1977; his parents, Jose C. and Diega Lara; and his brothers, Jose and Genaro Lara. Serving as casket bearers will be Abie Parra, Dickie Ogas, John J. Chacon and Jeff, Steve and Harry Lara. Honorary bearers will be Frank Moya Sr., Lucio Gutierrez, Robert Nations, Tommy Boyd and Pete Smith. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.

LARA: Jose M. Lara, 84, died Monday in the Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1904, in Dwyer and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mr. Lara retired from Chino Mines as an operator at the tailings dam after 36 years of service. He was a charter member of Amalgamated United Steelworkers of America Local No. 890. and was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Calling hours will be today from 3-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary services will be held at 6:45 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11:30 in the St. Francis Newman Center with interment to follow in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. He is survived by four sons, Lolo T. Lara and his wife, Eva, of Bayard, Felix T. Lara and Arturo T. "Art" Lara, both of North Hurley, and Joe T. Lara and his wife, Hilda, of Silver City; three daughters, Helen Flores and her husband, Art, of Norwalk, Calif., Virginia Kozvshko and her husband, Phillip, of Socorro and Inez T. Lara of Hurley; two sisters, Josefa Montoya of Dwyer and Dolores Saenz of Las Cruces; 24 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estefana Trujillo Lara, in 1968; and by a son, Joseph T. Lara. Casket bearers will be Lolo, Roy, Arturo and Joe Lara, Phillip Kozvshko and Michael Flores. Honorary bearers will be Felix Lara, Mateo Silva, Joe Sedillos, Eligio Manzano, Manuel Ramires, Albert Aguilera, Joe Aguilar, Joe Sandoval and Agustin Montenegro. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LARA: Samuel P. Lara, 39, died Sunday, July 30, in San Jose, Calif., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Lara, a native of Grant County, had been a resident of San Jose for the past 26 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cleotilde Lara of Central, four sisters, Mrs. Helen D. Bonilla of Tulare, Calif., Mrs. Episania Trujillo of San Angelo, Tex., Mrs. Barbara Jaramillo of Silver City, Mrs. Polly Payan of Las Vegas, Nev., six brothers Tomas P. Tovar and Pat T. Tovar, both of Central, Manuel T. Tovar of Las Cruces, Joe T. Lara of Bayard, Luciano Lara and Claro Lara, both of San Jose, Calif. Rosary recitation was Friday, Aug. 4 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Funeral Mass was also at Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, August 5 with Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa conducting both services. Interment followed at the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alex R. Lara, Tony Castillo, Freddie Estrada, Juan Aguirre, Jr., Louis Valenzuela and Emeterio Escobar. Honorary pallbearers were David R. Lara, Mike Lara, Larry Lara, Robert Lara, Tony Jaramillo, Chris Payan, Danny Lara, Timothy Payan, Tommy Tovar, Jr. and David D. Lara. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LARA: Carlos G Lara, 84, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born Aug. 16, 1909, to Placedo and Juanita (Gutierrez) Lara in Lordsburg. He married Petra Verdugo on Nov. 30, 19.38. He was a member of Woodmen of the World. He is survived by his wife, Petra Lara of Lordsburg; a daughter, Alicia Tellez, and her husband, Carmelo, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three sisters, Helen Nelson of San Bernardino, Calif., Elouise De La O of Washington, D.C., and Ernestine Broughtof of Red Lands, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. A graveside service took place today in the Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg with the Rev. Karl Poim-Faudre officiating. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

Sam H Lara, 84, ,a retired miner who had resided at Fierro for 45-years, died Saturday at  Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivor, of the deceased Include his widow, Mrs. Cleotilde Lara of ‘Tulare, Calif.; four sons, Joe Lara of Los Angeles, Ca, and Luciano, Caro and Sammy Lara of San Jose Calif.; three daughter Mrs. Epifania Trujillo of Vanadium, Mrs. Barbara Jaramillo of Silver City and Mrs. Polly Payan of San Jose; three stepsons, Tomas Tovar of Bayard and Patricio and Manuel Tovar of Tulare; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Elina Bonila of Tulare 40 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Rosary services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Mass was said Tuesday morning at the Fierro Catholic Church with burial in the Fierro Cemetery.

LARDIZABAL Manuel Telles Lardizabal, 41, died Tuesday, morning in Silver City. Mr. Lardizabal was born in Bayard and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and was past vice president of the Copper Little League. Mr. Lardizabal is survived by his wife Ramona of Central; two daughters, Patricia Chacon and her husband Alfredo Chacon of Silver City and Becky Lardizabal of Central; two sons, Manuel Lardizabal Jr. and his wife Olivia of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ruben of Central; his stepmother, Alicia Lardizabal of Central; two sisters, Anna Lardi7.abal of Deming and Lydia Chavez of Marana, Ariz.; one stepsister, Evelyn Sosaya of Bayard; and two stepbrothers, Joe Armijo of Tucson, Ariz., and Tommy Coca. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, in Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Henry Telles, Johnny Dominguez, Paul De La Torre, Roger Dominguez Jr., Joe Armijo and Joe Dominguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Sierra, Rudy Rosales,. Frank Lucero, Pilar Lopez, Adrain Jaurequi, Manuel Alvarado, Benny Gonzales, Felix Nunez, Tony Dominguez, Paul, Dominguez, Ralph Dominguez, Robert Dominguez, Vicente De La Torre, Nestor De La Torre, Joe De La Torre and Manuel Alderette. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home,

LARDIZABAL: Alberto Lardizabal, 80, former resident of Santa Rita, passed away Feb. 11 in Mountain View, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Martina Chavez Lardizabal; a daughter, Chris Lardizabal; a son, Albert Lardizabal, and his wife Cathy; and two grandsons, Steven and David Lardizabal. All are California residents.

LARDIZABAL: Jose (Chema) Maria Lardizabal, 75, died Sunday in El Paso, Texas after a brief illness. Mr. Lardizabal was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley and was retired from Chino Mines after 35 years of service as a crane operator. He and his wife, Elisa B. Lardizabal had been married 53 years. Mr. Lardizabal is survived by his wife, Elisa, of Hurley; two sons, Joe B. Lardizabal of Denton, Texas, and David B. Lardizabal of El Paso; three daughters, Manuela E. Evans of Ontario, Canada, Aurora L. Martinez of Fort Worth , Texas, and Margaret L. Martinez of El Paso; four sisters, Pat L. Garcia, Adela L. Sias, and Carmen L. Sias, all of Mountain View Calif., and Theresa L. Nevarez of Santa Clara, Calif.; one brother Alberto Lardizabal Sr., also of Mountain View ; 15 grandchildren, Albert Martinez III, Daniel Paul Martinez, Christina Ann Lopez, Patricia Martinez, Barbara J. Martinez, Mike Martinez, Jr., Lawrence Martinez, Jr., Lawrence Martinez, Laura Ann Martinez, Joe Lardizabal Jr., and two great grandchildren, Andrea Michelle Lopez and Joe Anthony Lardizabal Jr. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LARDIZABAL: Pedro B. Lardizabal, 69, died Monday, July 3, at his residence in Central. Mr. Lardizabal was a native of El Paso, Tex., and was a long time resident of Grant County. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alicia Lardizabal of Central, three daughters, Mrs. Lydia L. Chavez of Marana, AZ, Mrs. Anne L. NcNulty of Alamogordo, Mrs. Evelyn A. Sosaya of Bayard, three sons, Manuel T. Lardizabal of Central, Joe G. Armijo of Bell Gardens, Calif., Tommy Coca of San Jose, Calif., and twenty grandchildren. Survivors also include four sisters, Mrs. Pat L. Garcia, Mrs. Carmen L. Sias, Mrs. Adela L. Siejas, Mrs. Teresa L. Nevarez, all of Mountain View, Calif., two brothers, Joe Lardizabal of Hurley and Alberto Lardizabal of Mountain View, Calif. Rosary recitation will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 12 noon Friday, July 7 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducting both services. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Lardizabal, Jerry Lardizabal, Veto Lardizabal, Frank Howard, Vicente De la Torre, and Lorenzo Medina.

LARKIN: Raymond Eugene Larkin, 71, a resident of Hurley, entered life eternal Monday in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Denver, Colo., and was a retired truck driver. Cremation was by Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Larkin of Hurley; three sons, Joseph Larkin of Arvada, Colo., James Larkin of San Jose, Calif., and Tom Larkin of Arvada; three stepsons, Matthew McClure of Mount Vernon, Wash., John McClure of Las Cruces and Frank McClure of Santa Fe; a daughter, Raegene Mayo of Golden, Colo.; and two stepdaughters, Victoria Dunn of Chico, Calif., and Leigh Priest of England. He is also survived by three sisters, Joyce, Betty and Juanita. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LARREMORE: George 0. Larremore, 79, died Saturday morning in Las Cruces. Mr. Larremore was born in Malaga, and was a resident of Buckhorn He was a retired equipment operator from the Arizona Highway Department and was a member of the National Old-Time Fiddlers Association. Mr. Larremore is survived by six Sisters, Net-tie A. Reed of Cliff, Susie George of Duncan, Ariz., Noreen Key of Safford AZ, Noretta Williams of Phoenix Ariz., Mary Wilhout of Palmdale Calif., and Winnie Cain of Fairhope Ala; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10am Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating, Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Melvin “Skeet” Reed, James Reed, Fred Cain, Lloyd (Jiggs) Reed, Milton (Sam) Reed and Clyde Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Dinwiddie, Walt Burkhart, Richard O’Leary, A.V. (Wart) Youngblood Fred Demaw, Dick Bryce and Ed Knapp. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

LARREMORE: Services were held at 4 o’clock Monday’ afternoon in the Silver City Church of Christ for Mrs. W. Thomas Larremore, who died Saturday at her home at 1214 Main St. O. K. Alexander, minister of the Church of Christ officiated at the services, assisted by Thomas Cudd, minister of the Church of Christ in Bayard. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery, under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Active pallbearers were L. E.  Morrison, Clyde Lock, William Adams, Willard Clapp, John E. Foster, and Glenn Young. Honorary pallbearers were Vic Waggoner, Bill Harris, Earl West, Louis Mahier, George Chapman, Joseph Landrum, and Charlie Moore. Mrs. Larremore, the former Margaret Alice Cady, was born on May 9, 1876 in Hays County, Tex. She and her husband, who were married on Jan. 28, 1898, celebrated their 53rd anniversary this year. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, T. F. Larremore, Ajo, Ariz., and C. S. Larremore, El Paso; four daughters, Mrs. H. C. Longbotham, Silver City; Mrs. Pearl Ward, Tucson; and Mrs. Betty Tidwell, Portales; one sister, Catherine Martin, Vaughn, N. M.; one brother, Frank Cady, Ajo; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

LARREMORE: Seized with a heart attack Monday night at his home In Central, William Marion Larremore died within a few minutes. He was a rancher. The deceased was a member of the pioneer Larremore family of Penasco, N. M., where he was born Sept. 20, 1905. Surviving are his widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Larremore, Silver City; a daughter, Miss Gloria Larremore, Reno, Nev.; four sisters, Mrs. Leslie Longbotham, Cliff; Mrs. Pearl Ward Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Katherine Martin , Mrs. Betty Tidwell, Central, two brothers, Fred Larremore Ajo, AZ and Curtis Larremore El Paso. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 at the Cox Mortuary chapel conducted by the Rev. Dale Sexson, of the Church of Christ. Burial was in the City cemetery.

LARREMORE: Edna Florence Larremore died suddenly at her home in Buckhorn, N.M. on June 21. Born in Lordsburg in 1910, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She is survived by her husband George, a daughter Ruby Scott of Birmingham, Ala. and several brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. Service was at the Wheeler Chapel with the Rev. West officiating. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon White, Bob Cooper, Clyde Reed, Richard Dinwiddie, Ernie Brown and Wes Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Con Brown, Clarence Brown, Worth Youngblood, Clarence Gordon and Jiggs Reed. All arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

LARSON: Percy Larsen, 66, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Friday morning. Mr. Larsen was a native of Pope County, Minn. and had lived in Silver City for many years. Survivors include a niece and a nephew residing in Minnesota. Graveside services were conducted at Memory Lane Cemetery at 11 am Wednesday with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LARSON: Charles Oliver Larson brother of Seth Larson of Silver City died of a heart attack the past week at Mesa, Arizona. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Fawn Lesley; a sister and three brothers. Funeral services and burial look place in Mesa.

LARSON: Seth Larson, a long time civic and church leader, died suddenly at his home in Silver City last Wednesday morning, January 31. He was 83. The Deceased came to Silver City in 1925 as the acting manager of the J.C. Penney Company Store. Shortly thereafter he became manager, a position which he held until his retirement in 1956. Over the years Mr. Larson served in a wide variety of community activities. He was a County Commissioner for two terms, serving as chairman one term, a member of the City Council, served fifteen years on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, was a president of the Rotary Club, and at the end of World War II received a citation for his personal efforts in the sale of war bonds. He was among the leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and donated all of the land for the first Mormon Church in Silver City. For his work with the Boy Scouts Mr. Larson received the Silver Beaver award, and in 1945 was appointed to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He actively participated in many other community activities, and was at one time treasurer of the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Marcel Mortenson, who gave the eulogy at the funeral services, described the deceased "As the greatest peace maker you have ever seen." He is survived by his wife, Gretta of Silver City, three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Merz of Silver City, Mrs. Inez Candiello of Bisbee, Arizona, Mrs. Louise Sterchi of Albuquerque, two sisters, Mrs. Josie Teeples of Pomerene, Ariz., Mrs. Lexie Carter of Miami, Ariz., eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Silver City. Burial following in Memory Lane Cemetery, serving as pallbearers were, Orson Stailey, Horace Garcia, Robyn Doty, Robert Johnson, Gary Stailey and David Hardt.

LARSON': Thaddeus A. Larson, 59, a resident of Hurley, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 24, 1936, in Ely, Minn., the son of Arvid and Josephine Larson. Most of his life, he worked in the retail business, owning and operating the L. Strauss Men’s and Ladies Specialty Store in Indianapolis, Ind., and Liemandts Men’s Specialty Store in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Larson served on the hoard for the Indianapolis Visitors and Convention Bureau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a corporal. He and his wife, Eileen Larson moved to Hurley in 1994; He was owner and operator of the Gateway Plaza in Hurley. He is survived by his mother, Josephine Larson of Ely; his wife of 37 years, Eileen Larson of the family home; three sons, Tim Larson and his wife, Karla, and their two children, Etise and Eti, Larson, of Hurley, Greg Larson and his wife, Michelle, and their son, Nickolos, of Indianapolis, and Joel Larson and his wife, Chris, and their children, J.T., Adam and Nicole Larson, also of Indianapolis; and his sister, Katherine Nyman of Lake Elmo, Minn. Mr. Larson will be reposing Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the rosary will be recited at 7 by Deacon Alfonso Alvarado. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated by the Rev. Paulus Kao on Friday at 10 a.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Concluding services and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with honors being accorded by the area veterans groups. Casket bearers are his sons, Tim, Greg and Joel Larson, John Diviney Jr., Ed Stevens and David Diaz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LASCANO: Mrs. Dolores L. Lascano, 60, a resident of Silver City for the past 41 years died Thursday evening at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Lascano is survived by her husband, Ramon G. Lascano of Silver City; her daughters, Mrs. Aurora Rodriguez, Superior, Ariz., and Mrs. Alice Miranda, Silver City; two sons, Pete L. Hernandez and Joe L. Hernandez of Prescott, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Manuel Hernandez, Silver City; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe B. Acosta, Silver City, and Mrs. John Medina of Tucson, Ariz. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Pompas of the Silver City Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo church officiating. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Johnny, Richard, Albert, Rufino and Tommy Rodriguez and Armando Miranda, Jr.

LASCANO: Ramon Garcia Lascano, 83 died Wednesday morning in Fort Bayard. Mr. Lascano was born in Hanover and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Temple in Silver City. Mr. Lascano is survived by two sisters, Amalia M. Garcia of Salinas, Calif., and Rosa M. Huston of Wilcox, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Aurora Rodriguez and Esther Rodriguez of Superior Ariz., and Alicia Miranda of Silver City; two stepsons, Pete Hernandez and Joe Hernandez of Prescott, Ariz., numerous nephews and nieces; 21 step grandchildren, 42 step great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Lascano, in 1969. Wake services will be held at 7 P.M Friday at the Apostolic Faith Temple in Silver City, and funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve P. Provencio officiating at both. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery., Serving as pallbearers will be Narciso Avila, Danny Avola, Sammy Molina, Arthur Telles, Damas Salas, Robert Molina, Joe Hernandez, and Jackie Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Manny Orquiz, the Rev. Jose Pepe Ramirez, Porfirio Arellano, Samuel Arredondo, Alfonso Dalton Jr., German De Luna, Manuel Leyba, Adolfo Lopez, John Ortega and Samuel Provencio. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LASH: Irvin B Lash, 66, a retired Forest Service ranger, died at Fort Bayard Veteran., Hospital Tuesday. He was retired in 1950, after a long period of service in New Mexico and Arizona forests. For the past 25 years he had lived in Silver City and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Funeral Services were set for 10:30 this morning in the Fort Bayard Chapel conducted by the Rev. Clarence Crowe, with burial in the Fort Bayard cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Carl Mrotzek, Fred Berrey, Crawford Riggs, Clifton Reed, Frank Nickel and Robert Leonard.

LASITER: Thomas Otto Lasiter, 80, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered life eternal Tuesday at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Arkansas. Mr. Lasiter was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God, and was retired from Fort Bayard as maintenance supervisor. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Calling hours will be from 5-7 Thursday evening in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2. The Rev. W.W. Coker, Pastor of the Glad Tidings Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Cleo Lasiter of the home; a son, Roger Lasiter of Arenas Valley; a daughter, Irene Drake, and her husband, Leroy, of Hobbs; a daughter-in-law, Doris Lasiter of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four brothers, Homer Lasiter of Springdale, Wash., W.R. Lasiter of Yuma, Ariz., Freeman Lasiter of Truth or Consequences, and Irman Lasiter of Alamogordo; and a sister, Vera Jones of Bingham, N.M. He is also survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Tom Lasiter, in 1982. Casket bearers will be Roy Smith, Clifford Lasiter, Gilbert Barragan, Richard Dannelley, Elfido Arguello and Ebby Smith. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gila Regional Medical Center hospice program. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LASITER: William R. Lasiter was born Oct. 1, 1885, in Arkansas. He died at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center at the age of 94 years. Mr. Lasiter is survived by six sons and one daughter, Irman Lasiter of Alamogordo; Otto Lasiter of Arenas Valley; Beuford Lasiter of Benton, Arkansas; Homer Lasiter of Springdale, Washington; Vera Jones of Bingham; Freeman Lasiter of Caballo; W.R. Lasiter, Jr., of Anchorage, Alaska. He had 36 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and lots of friends. Funeral services were held in the Wheeler Chapel Tuesday afternoon with Pastor W.W. Coker officiating and the Assembly of God Church in charge of the music. Pallbearers were Tom Lasiter, Billy Smith, Ebbie Smith, Roy Smith, Gene Loveza, and Clifford Lasiter. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery, Silver City, under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LASSITER: Death at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital Saturday claimed Robert C. Lassiter, World War II veteran who served In the Navy. He had been seriously ill for two months. Prior to the war he was employed for 16 years by the Union Pacific Railroad. Surviving are his wife, his mother, and an uncle George W Willhite, Gonzales TX. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Fort Bayard, with a military burial in the post cemetery, Interment being directed by the Cox Mortuary.

LASTRO: Mrs. Aurelia Lastro, 73, died at her home in Central on Saturday. Mrs. Lastro has lived in Central for the past 40 years. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jesusita Lastro, two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Padilla, Los Angeles and Mrs. Jesusita E. Morales of Central. Also surviving are two sons, Guillermo Gareta and Rafael Lastro, both of Los Angeles, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 7pm Sunday at Cox Mortuary, Mass 9 a.m. Monday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central and burial following, the Rev. Henry Saxon officiating.

LASTRO: Mrs. Jesusita Lastro, one of New Mexico's oldest citizens, died at her home in Central Monday. She was 101 years of age. Mrs. Lastro was born Jan. 6, 1856 in Sonora, Mexico. Her age has been verified through church records. Mrs. Lastro has enjoyed good health until five weeks ago when she fell and broke a hip. She made her home with a granddaughter, Mrs. Jesusita Morales and had lived in Central since 1921. She came from Mexico in 1901 and first lived in El Paso. She had two daughters both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by three granddaughters, Mrs. Morales, Mrs. Concha Meyers, both of Central, and Mrs. Virginia Padilla of Los Angeles; two grandsons of Los Angeles and eight great grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. During the past few years, Mrs. Lastro’s hearing and eyesight began to fail and she had to give up her hobby of reading but continued to do some housework and made designs by pulling threads from cloth which she could do without sight. She could recall vividly the governmental upheavals of Mexico and its struggle for peace during the last half of the 19th century. Rosary services were held Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. The High Mass was said Wednesday morning in the Catholic Church in Central by Rev. Casmir Petrauskas. Burial was in the Central Cemetery.

LATHAM: Mrs. Hattie R. Latham, 76, died at Hillcrest Hospital Nov. 11. Mrs. Latham was a native of Jones County, Tex., and had resided in Grant County for the past 53 years. She had been a resident of Buckhorn for 47 years and had lived in Silver City since her husband’s death in 1964. Survivors include one brother, J. B. Rushing of Indio, Calif.; nieces, Mrs. Gladys Stubblefield of Burkburnett Tex; a nephew Robert M Hawkins of Silver City; and a number of other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Donald Brent of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiating. Interment followed in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila. Pallbearers were Robert White, Dirk Schaffner, Dick Hayes, Dink Chappel, Otho Woodrow and Lewis Brown.

LATHAM: Relatives of Grover Cleveland Latham, who was born Jan. 23, 1888 on the Macho ranch six miles west of Lake Valley, have received word of his death which occurred on June 15 near Anchorage, Alaska. He was the youngest son of a pioneer family which settled in New Mexico in 1886. His mother was Ann Elizabeth Faulkner Latham and his father was James Robert Latham, a Texas Ranger during the Civil War before coming to New Mexico. He received his education at New Mexico Normal School, Silver City, now known as New Mexico Western College. The remains are being shipped back to the United States and burial will be in the old Lake Valley cemetery beside his father and mother. --Sierra County Advocate.

LATIF: Mae A. Latif, 90, of Gower, Mo., formerly of Silver City, died Wednesday at Gower Convalescent Center. She was born March 31, 1902, to John Weston and Mattie A. (Chaney) Everett. She attended school in Gower, where she grew up. She also attended William Woods College at Fulton, Mo., and State Teachers College in Maryville, Mo. She received a bachelor of science degree in home economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia and did graduate work at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Mrs. Latif taught home economics in Lathrop, Mo., and Frederickstown, Mo., and in 1940, began working as a home economist for the Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture in southeast Missouri and in Liberty, Mo. She worked as a home economist in Pakistan from 1952-56 before moving to Silver City to serve in that capacity until retiring in 1972. She returned to Gower in 1989. Mrs. Latif was preceded in death by two brothers, William E. Everett and Albert L. Everett, and three sisters, Bessie Everett, Ruth Thomas and Nellie Walkup. She is survived by one brother, J.C. Everett of Gower; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends. Graveside services were to be held this afternoon at 2 at Allen Cemetery in Gower. The family suggests memorials to Gower Christian Church. Hixon Klein Funeral Home of Gower is in charge of arrangements.

LATTA: Funeral services were held Sunday at the Bayard Baptist Church for Mrs. John P. Latta, 50, resident of Hurley, who passed away last Saturday at Hillcrest Hospital. Conducting the rites was the Rev. A. L. Hingston. Burial took place in the Silver City Cemetery, under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

LATTA: Mrs. Leota C. Latta, 75, a former resident of Santa Rita, died Dec. 18 at her home in Santa Ana, Calif. She was the widow of the late F. Raymond Latta, former employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Earl Frwy of Santa Ana and Mrs. Audrey Johnson of New York City; and one niece, Mrs. Gerald Jessup of Santa Ana. Graveside burial services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Masonic Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Johnson. Interment was under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

LAVERTY: Charles G. Laverty, 76, died Tuesday, Jan 6, in Martinez Veterans Hospital in California. Mr. Laverty was born in Denver, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Davidson Laverty of New Castle, Calif.; four sons, retired Col. Wayne B Laverty of Washington, D.C., Dale P. Laverty of The Hague Amsterdam, Jerald V. Mattews of London, England, and Dennis M. Mattews of Fremont, Calif.; seven grandsons, and one granddaughter. Graveside memorial services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Military honors were conducted by the American Legion Allingham -Golding Post No. 18. Arrangements were with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LAWLESS: Larry Dan Lawless, eight year old son of Rev. and Mrs. Jim Lawless of Central, passed away Tuesday after a brief illness. The father is the Baptist Church pastor at Central. Besides his parents, survivors are a brother, Billy, and two sisters, Gail and Debby; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lawless, Austin, Texas, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Forest City, Ark. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites were the Rev. Lawless, the Rev. George Newman and Dr. Claude Williams. Burial will take place in Memorial Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

LAWLESS: Roy Lawless, 72, of Las Cruces died Saturday at Las Cruces Health Care Center. He was born July 29, 1920, in Lookenba, Okla. Mr. Lawless served in the U.S. armed forces as a sergeant during World War II. He moved to Silver City from Oklahoma in 1959. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Lawless is survived by his wife, Andrea Lawless of Las Cruces; one son, Bryan Lawless of Santa Fe; one daughter, D'ana Torres of Las Cruces; four brothers, Ben Lawless of Calumet, Okla., Bob Lawless of El Reno, Okla., Dale Lawless of Denver, and Mel Lawless of the Virgin Islands; two sisters, Alma Moberly of Calumet and Iva Benjaman of California; three grandchildren, Anthony Torres, Amanda Torres and Ryan Lawless; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Raymond Lawless, his mother, Dory Lawless, and his father, Frank Lawless. Visitation will be held from 6:30-7 tonight at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The prayer vigil will follow at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at the same church. Committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Paulus Kao. Pallbearers will be Rudy and Jack Sierra, Rick Torres, Bobby Trevizo, and Celso and J.R. Zamora. Honorary pallbearers will be his family members. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

LAWMAN: Melvin Walter Lawman, 78, died Wednesday morning in Silver City. Mr. Lawman was born in Monte Vista, Colo and worked as a supervisor in mining operations. His residence was in Superior, Ariz. He is survived by one son, Rodney Lawman of Silver City; and four grandchildren, Timothy Melvin. Charles Hodges, Lansing Daniel and Forrest James Lawman, all of Silver City.. Graveside services were held at 11 am Thursday morning in Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa Ariz., with the Rev. J. Erhin Moore Jr. officiating. Local funeral arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home.

LAWN: Floyd E. Lawn, a former employee of the Kennecott copper corp. in Hurley, suffered a fatal heart attack in Casa Grandes, AZ last Monday. He is survived by his widow, Ethel; one son, Dean of Albuquerque; one grandchild; two brothers, William, of  Riverside, Ca, and Frank of El Paso Tex. Funeral services were held the Mahoney Chapel Deming on Friday.

LAWRENCE: Jack Lawrence, custodian of the Veteran's Center, died suddenly Tuesday evening from a heart attack. Having just finished his dinner, he complained of not feeling well and collapsed soon after. The deceased was a favorite of the veterans of the organizations of the center and his passing came as a shock to all. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in the Silver City Cemetery. Near survivors are his widow, Edith Howell Lawrence and a niece. A more complete obituary will appear later.

LAWRENCE: Funeral services for Jack S. Lawrence, 78. Caretaker at the veterans center, will be held in Cox mortuary chapel it 2 p.m. tomorrow with the Rev. John Carpenter officiating Burial will be in Silver City cemetery. Active pa11bearers will be Harry Thomas, Byron Miller, Melvin White, Len Marshall, T. C. Griffin and Lynn Detwiller. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Brent, Frank Skidmore, Merle Brig, H.0.Robertson, Ed McIntosh, Lee Herdman, J.T. Allred, Jim Holland and Matt Herres. Lawrence died Tuesday night in the veteran’s center, where he made his home.

LAWRENCE: Mrs. Edith Lawrence, who for more than 20 years served as custodian of the United Veterans Center in Silver City, passed away March 20 at the apartment in the Center. She suffered a fall that day and the shock caused a fatal heart attack. Mrs. Lawrence was the widow of Jack Lawrence, who died some years ago. She was active for many years in the American Legion Auxiliary and other organizations and the faithful performance of her duties at the Veterans Center was a labor of devotion. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Della Face of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, William Howell of San Francisco; a nephew, Raymond Howell of Oahu, Hawaii; two nieces, Mrs. Lavern French and Mrs. Phyllis Carr, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Men Zeigler, all of Silver City. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Kenneth Ford of the First Methodist -Church conducting the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Hubert O Robertson, Joe Ray Howell, Lewis Huber, Harry Thomas, Lynn Detweiler and Samuel Ortiz.  

LAWRENCE: Frank King Lawrence, 78, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Monday at the residence of his son, Beryl M. Lawrence, in Hurley. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, to Theodore M. and Amelia Belle (King) Lawrence in Kingston, IL. He worked as a general contractor in the construction business and had the talent to build buildings from the ground up. Mr. Lawrence is survived by three daughters, Sharon Lyle of Genoa, Ill, Diane Toothman of Mayport, Fla., and Jane Barnes of Pensacola; four sons, Beryl M. Lawrence and his wife, Phyllis of Hurley, Frank K. Lawrence Jr. of Pensacola, Daniel M. Lawrence of Poplar Grove, Ill, and Bryan Lawrence of Pensacola; a sister, Francis Chaplin of Kingston Ill.; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with Beryl M. Lawrence, missionary, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery with Pastor Kirby Hathaway officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to serve them.

LAWRENCE: Eleanor L. Lawrence, 46, recently died at her home in Silver City. Ms. Lawrence was born July 1, 1948, in Salinas, Calif. In 1974, she moved from Newport News, Va., to Silver City, where she worked as a nursing assistant at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Russell of Newport News, and two sons, Jimmy Triviso of Truth or Consequences and Christopher Russell of Hampton, Va. A memorial service was held Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

LAWSON: Mrs. Janie Lee Lawson, 76, former pioneer resident of Pinos Altos, passed away May 4 at her home in Tucson, Ariz., where she had lived for many years. Mrs. Lawson was born in Camborne, England, and came to Pinos Altos in 1893 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Lee. The family was well known throughout this community, having also lived at Leopold, where she was postmistress for several years, and at Tyrone and Fort Bayard, moving to Arizona in 1917. Preceding her in death were her husband, G.H. Lawson and a son, Clarence R. Lawson. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 39 years, the Rebekah Lodge 28 years and a past president of the Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Maud L. Yeager and Mrs. Winifred Gilmore of El Paso and Mrs. Mary L. Bloom, Toledo, Ohio; two grandchildren, Thelma Elaine Lawson and Jimmie Lawson, Stockton. Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Mabel Prager of El Paso and Miss Katherine Bloom, Toledo, Ohio and a nephew, A. Lee Bloom, El Cajon, Calif. Funeral services were held at Tucson, the Rev. W.L. Phillips of the Episcopal Church officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by the Order of Eastern Star.

LAWTON: John Lawton, Jr., 48, of U. S. Armed Forces, died the past week at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital. He was a resident of Lordsburg. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Gene Liddle of Vincennes IN and Mrs. Ruth Rutledge of Odessa Tex., and an 18 year-old son, also of Odessa. Funeral services are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

LAZOWSKY: John Lazowsky, chief of detectives for the Grant County Sheriff's Office, died at his residence Tuesday morning. He had been head of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff's Office since 1971. A resident of Silver City for two and one half years, Lazowsky served as sheriff in Catron County from 1966 to 1970, serving two terms. He served in the United States Marine Corps form Aug. 15, 1943 to Oct. 31, 1955 when he retired. Lazowsky saw duty in World War II in the South Pacific and the Korean War, and received the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, the Navy Commendation, the Purple Heart, the President's Citation, and the Korean Presidential Citation during his term in the military service. The son of Dora Bobby and Benjamin Lazowsky, he was born in Manville, N.J. Lazowsky was well known in the Southwest as an instrumental figure in the battle against drug use and abuse, and is credited with incrementing the Metro-Narcotics Squad to combine forces against the disease of drug misuse in this area. Survives include his wife, Eleanor of Silver City, one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine McCarty of Silver City; one grandchild; two brothers, Frank of Clinton, N.J. and Joe of Manville, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Borman, Long Island, N.Y.; and Mrs. Stella Jackson, Paulding, Ohio. Services are set for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Curtis-Btight Funeral Home in Silver City, with the Rev. Harold Dykstra of the Reserve Presbyterian Church and Rev. Donald Brent of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiating. Pall bearers will be Sheriff Porfilio Romero of Catron County; Sheriff Steve Ray Aguirre; James Peller; Orville Goodin; Buddy Allred and Dr. L.G. Foster of Reserve. Lazowsky will be burial at Fort Bayard Veterans Cemetery with full Marine Corps Military honors.

LEA: Melvin O Lea died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born in Natchez, Mississippi and had been a resident of Silver City since 1939. He was a retired insurance executive and a member of the First United Methodist church of Silver City. Mr. Lea is survived by three daughters, Mildred Addington of Prescott Ariz, Margaret Greer of Oceanside Calif, and Betty Love of Show Low Ariz; one son, Mike O Lea of Lake Isabelle Calif; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Lea and a daughter Ernestine Johnson. Services were held Wednesday, Aug 30 at 1:00 in the Curtis Bright Funeral chapel. Burial followed at Memory Lane cemetery, Silver City with the Rev David Saucier officiating. Arrangements were by Curtis Bright.

LEA: Mrs. Grace Lea, 55, a resident of Hurley for the past 34 years, passed away Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital, following a brief illness. She was the wife of Frank Lea, owner and manager of the Hurley General Store, and for many years active in conduct of the store with her husband. Mrs. Lea had a wide circle of friends throughout the mining district. She was interested in community and church affairs in which she had a leading part and her death following a brief illness is mourned. Besides her husband, other immediate survivors of the family are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Ozment and Mrs. Patricia Etheredge, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Ernest T. Berkeley, pastor of the Hurley Community Church, and the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church. Serving as pallbearers at the funeral were Sam Stearman, Ray Steyskal, John Menard, Mal Rivera, L. E. Whitham and Fred Stevenson. Interment was in the mausoleum at the Masonic cemetery.

LEA: Frank F. Lea, 82, longtime Grant County resident, entered eternal rest Tuesday afternoon in Albuquerque. He was born March 22, 1908, in Douglas, Ariz., and came to Santa Rita in 1929. He started as a meat cutter for the Santa Rita Store Co. In 1946, he moved to Hurley and managed the Santa Rita Store Co., which he eventually bought in 1959. He changed the name to Hurley Store and operated the business until his retirement in 1975. He then moved to Silver City, where he spent the remaining years of his life. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Hurley and contributed greatly to the improvement of Scott Memorial Golf Park. He was also a member of the Valley Community Church. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Ken Schultz and David Strain officiating. He will be laid to rest in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Bernice of Silver City; two daughters, Frances Ozment and her husband, Guy, of Cliff and Linda Emerson and her husband, Joe, of Silver City; nine grandchildren, Brenda Lenderman, Deanna Frost, Eddie Ozment, Mike Meredith, Kim Burk, Greg Bailey, Cindy Foster, and Frank and Bob Etheredge; and 20 great-grandchildren, Bobbie and Travis Lenderman, Jason, Rusty, John and Jori Frost, Brandy, Cody and Chance Ozment, Stephanie Chapman, Curtis Meredith, Sean Bailey, John and Kelly Foster, and Charlie, Rachel, Earl, Nadine and Dawn Ruebush. Casket bearers will be Gene Southwick, Phil Muller, Mike Meredith, Larry Lenderman, Boyd Frost and Eddie Ozment. Serving as honorary bearers will be Charles Stretz, Bill Frazier, Bill Jackson, Harold Dunnigan, Fred Crawford and Kiwanis Club members. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Shari Lenderman, on Jan. 31, 1989; a daughter, Patricia Etheredge, on May 8, 1985; and a son-in-law, Earl Etheredge, on May 3, 1987. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Heart Foundation.

LEA: Funeral services for Howard Lea, a former long time resident of Silver City, who passed away Friday, March 13th, at Bataan Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque, were held in Farmington, Wednesday, March 18th. Survivors include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Carmen Lea; two sons, Benny of Albuquerque and Roy of Temple, Texas; his father, M.O. Lea of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Love of Ajo, Ariz., Mrs. Mildred Addington of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Margaret Greek of Oceanside, Calif.; one brother, Melvin Lea of Bakersfield, Calif.

LEACH: Harley T. Leach, 82, of Silver City passed away Friday at Homestead Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

LEACH: Mrs. Frances Ivan Leach, 70, passed away in Silver City last Wednesday, following a brief illness1 A resident of Grant County for more than 40 years, Mrs. Leach was actively associated with her husband, Albert A. Leach, mining engineer and geologist, in development and operation of extensive mining properties in the White Signal District, Born in West Virginia, Mrs. Leach at the age of 25 married Mr. Leach, a graduate of the engineering school of Columbia University. Thereafter they began a colorful mining career in Sonora, Mexico. Following the assassination in 1914 of President Francisco Madero and a revolution, they, with other Americans, had to leave Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Leach came to New Mexico, locating valuable mineral claims in Grant County. They were credited with making the first discovery of Uranium in this area but the deposits failed to be of commercial value. Surviving are her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Posle Harrell, Silver City, Mrs. Laura Burns and Mrs. Mary Gustavson, Sun Valley, Calif., and a brother, L. H. Foster, Duncan, Ariz. Funeral mass was said at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Saturday at 9 a.m. by the Rev. Fr. Carl F. Nieset. Burial took place in the family plot in the Silver City cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

LEACH: Betty Sue Hyman Leach, 59, entered life eternal Sunday afternoon at her residence in Mimbres. She was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Santa Fe, Okla. Mrs. Leach was the broker and owner of Sunrise Realty in the Mimbres Valley. She was a member of the Mimbres Valley Community Church. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Ray Keene officiating. She will be laid to rest at New Velma Cemetery in Velma, Okla. Survivors include her husband, Roger I. Leach of Mimbres; her mother, Ora McClanahan of Duncan, Okla.; and four stepchildren, Melissa Leach and Lucas Leach, both of Mimbres, Roger B. Leach of Lincoln, Neb., and Larry P. Leach of Buffalo, N.Y. She is also survived by Ronnie McClanahan of Andrews, Texas, a nephew who was raised by Mrs. Leach; one sister, Joy Terrel of Comanche, Okla.; four brothers, J.T. and Ray McClanahan, both of Velma, Otis McClanahan of Mimbres and Don McClanahan of Streeman, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEACH: Roger Irvin Leach, 70, a resident of Mimbres, entered into rest Friday at his residence. He was born April 15, 1927, in Warren, Ohio. Mr. Leach retired from the U.S. Air Force as a technical sergeant and was a member of Mimbres Lodge No. 10, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. The funeral service will he held Monday at 2 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Bill Trafton officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by local veterans groups and Mimbres Lodge No. 10, AF&AM. Survivors include three sons, Larry Leach and his wife, Kim, of Orchard Park, N.Y., Roger Byron Leach and his wife, Dawn, of Lincoln, Neb., and Lucas Leach and his wife, Toni, of Mimbres; a daughter, Melissa Leach of Mimbres; and two sisters, Bea Resides of Morrisville, N.Y., and Janice Weir of Mimbres. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LEACH: Thomas B. Leach, 87, died Tuesday at his home in Las Cruces. He was born March 10, 1907, in Kentucky. He was a retired shovel repairman with Chino Mines. Mr. Leach is survived by his son, Tom Leach of Las Cruces, and by his daughter, Shirley Jackson of Las Cruces. He is also survived by three brothers, A.K. Leach of Tucumcari, Wallace Leach of Gallup and Earnest Leach of Portales; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a faithful friend, Virginia "Blackie" Black of Las Cruces. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Getz Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Norman Jones of Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church. Pallbearers will be Wayne Jackson, Dale Jackson, Kenny Leach, Fred Leach, Frank Alvillar and Howard Leach. Honorary pallbearers will be Martha Garcia, Linda Alvillar and Dr. Sidney Webb. Arrangements are by the Getz Funeral Chapel pf Las Cruces.

LEACH: Vada E. Leach, 76, died Monday at her home in Las Cruces. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Tom Leach, a son, Tom Leach Jr., and a daughter, Shirley E. Jackson, all of Las Cruces; a sister, Eva De Braal of Bayard; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m., also at Getz Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Norman Jones of the Faith Chapel. Pallbearers will be Wayne Jackson, Dale Jackson, Frank Alvillar, Kenneth Leach, Howard Leach and Fred Leach. Honorary pallbearers will be Martha Garcia and Linda Alvillar. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

LEAKE: Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Leake Sr. of the Mimbres have received word from Gen. Hoyt Vanderburg of the death of their son Capt. Bruce Leake jr. while participating in action in Korea. Capt. Leake was a jet fighter pilot who was first reported missing in action on Oct. 8 and later his parents received a letter dated Oct. 21 in which it was stated that he had bailed out over friendly troops but was injured. At that time there were no further details. Capt. Leake was a member of the Army Air Force and a veteran of WW II. He had been flying missions in Korea since the beginning of the fighting. He had lived in this area all his life and was graduated from Hurley high school. His wife has been visiting her sister near Chicago since her return from the Philippines after the Korean War begun.

LEAKE: Blanche Teel Leake, 86, died Friday in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born July 20, 1899 in the lower Mimbres Valley to Hugh and Alma Teel. She was preceded in death in 1982 by her husband, Daniel Bruce Leake Sr. Mrs. Leake was a lifelong resident of the Mimbres Valley, and the Leake’s were active in mining operations for many years. Two children resulted from their 62-year marriage, Capt. Daniel Bruce Leake Jr., who died in 1950 in the Korean conflict, and Dr. Jordan T. Leake, a Phoenix medical doctor. Other survivors include three grandchildren, B. Allen Leake of Silver City, and Brett Leake and Christopher Leake, both of Phoenix; two great-grandchildren, Lisa Leake Huff of Los Alamos and Gred Leake of Silver City; and two great-great-grandchildren, Christopher and Danielle Huff, both of Los Alamos. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Deming Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Silver City Library or to the Silver City Museum Society Building Fund. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LEAKE: Daniel Bruce Leake, died Wednesday, May 5 in Phoenix, Ariz. Leake was born August 28, 1892 in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Jordan Francis and Jennie Sanberg Leake, and moved to the Southwest before World War I. He was an operator for various mining companies and later owned and operated the Pinos Altos Television Service, retiring three years ago. Leake served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War I and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Arizona. He is survived by his wife Blanche of Phoenix; one son, Dr. Jordan Leake of Phoenix; two sisters, Ann Leake and Christine Leake and one brother, Howard Leake, all of Birmingham, Ala.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 9 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 10 in Mountain View Cemetery, Deming. Both services were under the direction of Rev. Ira Turner. Arrangements were by the Curtis- Bright Funeral Home.

LEAMER: Margery Irene Leamer, 76, Died Friday in Fort Bayard. Mrs. Leamer was born in Marion County Ohio, and was a resident of Grant Count for about 10 years. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and was a graduate of Ohio State University. She is survived by her husband, Merrill D. Learner of Silver City, one daughter, Jean Tippin of San Diego, Calif. One stepdaughter, Gail Nevilt of Williamsburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, David Parker of Seattle, Wash. David Nevitt of Los Angeles, Tim Nevitt of Williamsburg and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services wil1 be held at 7pm Thursday at the Wheeler Funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael West officiating, In lieu of flowers, persons may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home,

LEONARD: Funeral services for Herbert K. Leonard, 49, who died Friday, at Presbyterian Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque after a week’s Illness, were held Sunday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Revs David Holt officiating He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted, by Silver City Lodge No. 8, AF&AM,of which he was a member. Owner of the Leonard Motor Co. here for several years, Mr. Leonard had been a resident of Silver City for 32 years. He was a member of the Grant County Automobile Dealers Assn., a former Rotarian, and an active member of the Episcopalian Church, having served as vestryman of the Church of the Good Shepherd here. Survivors include his wife. Ethel: a sister, Mrs. Violet Holdenreid of Glenn, Calif.: and two brothers, Robert of Silver City and Clarence of Chico, Calif. Active pallbearers were James Turner, John A. Dye, P. L. Webster, Clark J. McKinney, J. M. Grimes and Dan G. Thorne. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. N. D. Frazin, Fred A. Crawford, J. D. _____, Joe Hodges, Sr., G. J. Balimer, J. T. Lewis, Jr., and K.V. Harris.

LEONARD: Lillian Ann Bilbrey Leonard, 93, born Aug. 1, 1904, in Plainview, Texas, died Sunday at Socorro Good Samaritan Village, where she had been a resident for eight years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Leonard Sr., who died in 1980. She is survived by three children, her daughter Bertie, and her husband, Ambers Gum, of Magdalena; and her sons, Robert Leonard Jr. of Silver City, and Bill Leonard and his wife, Evelyn, of Mayhill; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Mae Denny of Jal; one brother, Waymond P. Bilbrey of Crossroads; and two sisters-in-law, Talitha Bilbrey of Crossroads and Genevieve Leonard of Chico, Calif. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Interment will take place in the Lovington Cemetery. Graveside services will he held at 10 am Friday. Memorial gifts may be made to Angel Unaware/Alzheimer’s Building Project, Good Samaritan Village, New Mexico Highway 60, Socorro, NM 87801.

LEBAU: In a telegram received Saturday, Aug. 3, by Mrs. Ben Deck Silver City, she was advised of the sudden death of her brother, George LeBeau, 42 at the home of his mother, Mrs. Martha Bush in San Diego, Calif. Besides his mother, he is survived by his sister here and a brother, Arthur LeBeau, Logan, Utah. The deceased was reared in Silver City, leaving for California about 20 years ago where he had since resided. He was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held Monday in San Diego, where interment took place. Mrs. Deck attended the funeral, leaving for the coast when advised of her brother’s death.

LECHUGA: D. M. Lechuga, 50, of Hurley, an employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. was killed Saturday night when struck by a car when he crossed the highway in North Hurley. It was Grant County third traffic fatality this year. According to State Police Patrolman Gene Tow, who investigated the accident, driver of the car which struck Lechuga was Mrs. Louise Hendrix of Milan, N.M. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Simona Lechuga; two sons, Edward and Steve; a daughter, Helen; brother, Louis and three’ sisters, Mrs. Juanita Aguilar, Mrs. Manuela Madrid and Mrs. Antonia Martinez, all of Hurley. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hurley Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill, officiating. Burial was in the Hurley cemetery.

LECHUGA: Carmen Lechuga, 96, a resident of Grant County, died Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LECHUGA: Death last Friday at the family home in Hurley, summoned Mrs. Crispina M. Lechuga, 72, who had lived there for 40 years. Rosary services were held at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley Sunday evening, followed by mass at 9 a.m. Monday the Rev.Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial was in the Sherman cemetery on the Mimbres River. Surviving are two sons, Luis and Daniel, Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Aguilera, Mrs. Manuela Madrid and Mrs. Antonia Martinez, Hurley; two brothers, Francisco Martinez, San Francisco and Cipriano Martinez, Silver City and 14 grandchildren.

LEDOUX: Mrs. Elizabeth K LeDoux, 86, resident of Silver City for 50 years, passed away Tuesday night at Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivors are a brother living In Virginia and several nieces and nephews in Silver City. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary

LEE: Bow Yuen Lee 58 who operated the Bow’s market on Broadway and Tyrone trading post for the past several years passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard veteran’s hospital after an illness of a year and a half. Mr. Yee was born in China and came to the United States shortly before WWI during which time he served with the U S Forces. He moved to Silver City in the early 20’s. He is survived by four sons, Jack, Dick, and Ben of Silver city and Geene of Salinas CA; one daughter Yee Mee Wah of China three grandchildren and five brothers, Jun Hoa of Silver City, Eddie of Salinas, and one brother in China. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3PM at the Cox mortuary chapel with the Rev David Holt of the Episcopal church officiating. Internment was in the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers were Hom Hong, Frank Yee, W Tom, Sam Mar, Sherman Wong and Fred Mar.

LEE: Clarence J. Lee, 58, Silver City a resident for 20 years, died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had been in ill health for several years. Born in Miami, Fla., he was a retired pharmacist and in recent years had worked as assistant manager of the Murray Hotel. Survivors include Mr. Lee’s widow, Mrs. Margaret Lee of Silver City; his daughter, Mrs. Sandra (Tim) Brancheau of Glendora, Calif.; three grandchildren; his father, D. J. Lee, and three sisters, Miss Mary Lee, Mrs. William Legere and Mrs. L. W. Lotspeich, all of Miami. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Wheeler Mortuary chapel at Deming with burial in Mountain View Cemetery

LEE: Word has been received in Silver City of the death at Alamogordo Oct. 6 of Fred Lee a long time resident of Central and for many years chief electrician at Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital After leaving this area, Mr. Lee -had bees employed at Holloman Air Force base. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lee.

LEE: Minerva (Minnie) J Lee, 87, died Tuesday morning in Monrovia CA. Mrs. Lee was born in Colonia Diaz Mexico and had been a resident of grant county for a number of years prior to moving to Longbeach CA. She was a member of the Church of Christ of the Latter-day-saints, 11th Ward in Longbeach. Mrs. Lee is survived by two sons, Jessie K Lee of Longbeach and Kenneth C Lee of Puyallup Wash.; by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1pm Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in Silver city. Internment will follow in memory Lane cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler.

LEE: Miss Eula Jane Lee 21, a life-long resident of Silver city died last Friday in Hillcrest Hospital. She was the daughter of Mrs. Ada Lee of Silver City. The Rev Harold Johnson officiated at the funeral service Monday in the chapel of the Curtis mortuary. Internment was in Memory Lane cemetery.

LEE: Word has been received here of the death of Miss Vada Lee, 61, in Hamlin, Texas Thursday. She was the sister of Lawton Lee, manager of Morrison’s Store who went to Texas to attend the funeral.

LEE: Walter L. “Spec” Lee, long time Gila resident died in Hillcrest General Hospital Sunday, August 21, after a short illness. The deceased, who was born in Lebanon (Safford), Arizona, December 9, 1907, came to Grant County with his parents in 1924. He went school at Cliff. Mr. Lee, who was engaged in mining and farming most of his life, served five years with the U. S. Army during World War II. Three and a half of those years were in Italy and Africa. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ethlyn Stailey, Gila, Mrs. Marjorie Snyder, Silver City, and Mrs. Donra Woolsey, Mesa, Arizona. Also surviving are four brothers, Perry Lee, George W. Lee, Frank Lee and John D. Lee, all of Gila. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2p.m. at the Gila Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Thomas Shelley, officiating, assisted by C. C. Sullivan. Interment was in the Mesa Cemetery with the American Legion conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Gene Stailey, Roberts “Coop” Stailey, Jack D. Lee, Jerry Lee and Walter Roy Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Rex Stailey, Bud Stailey, Randy Snyder and Phillip Woolsey.

LEE: Death Tuesday at his farm home in Gila, claimed William Frank Lee, 84, for 21 years a resident of Grant County. He had been ill about three weeks. Mr. Lee was born Aug. 5, at Harmony Utah. Until advanced age brought about his retirement, he was engaged in farming. Surviving are nine children, six sons and three daughters. They are Frank Lee, Jr., John D., Perry, Wilford, Walter and George, and three daughters, Mrs. Dora Woolsey, Mrs. Clanbelle Stailey, Mrs. Ethyl Stailey and Mrs. Marjorie Snyder. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Gila, conducted by Robert J. Howell, of the Mormon Church, with interment In the Gila cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary.

LEE: Zeima Fern Lee, 88, of Gila passed away Saturday Feb. 26, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at Mesa Cemetery with Pastor Gonzales officiating. She was born July 10, 1911, Fruitland, Wash., the daughter of Myrvie WE Thompson and Anna  Shutt Thompson. She married George Washington on Dec. 23, 1935, in Silver City. He preceded her death April 16, 1994. Mrs. Lee is survived by two son Jack DeFausell and his wife Irma, of Bayard, and Wall Lee and his wife, Vicky, Gila; one daughter, Barbara Stockton, and her husband Buddy, of Deming; the brothers, Roy Thompson of Elkhart, Texas, John Thompson and his wife Betty, of Spokane, Wash and Merlin Thompson of San Diego; seven grandchildren, Kathy Cosgrove an her husband. Chance, of Las Cruces, Mike DeFausell an his wife, Gladys, of La Cruces, Kenneth Stockton and his wife, Deborah, of Deming, Charlene Shelley and her husband, Terrell, of Cliff, Malinda Lee and her husband, Vance, of Hagerman, Amanda Jameson am husband, Shaun, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ashley Robin Lee of Gila; 16 great-grand children, Robert, Jackie, Jeff Annie, Dale, Amanda, Cray Stockton and his wife, Danna, Terrell Shelley and his wife, Tabbie, Ginger Jones and her husband, Brandon, Tonya Dobrinski and her husband, Jason, Clay Stockton, and Tyson and Cody Lee; 11 great-great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lee was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family and friends will dearly miss her. Entrusted to Bright.

LEE: D.A. Lee died Sunday at the age of 52 in a hospital in Nogales, Sonora, after a long illness. He was the operator of the Lee Feed Store and Grocery in Central. He was a native of Cushing, Tex., and came to Grant County about 25 years ago. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Don and Bruce Lee of Central; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Jackson, Nucla, Colo.; a grandchild; two brothers, Lonnie L. Lee, Tipton, Okla., and Buren Lee, Big Spring, Tex.; and his father, Dan Lee of Cushing. The body will be brought to Silver City for burial under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

LEE: Harold Dean Lee, 72, of Silver City died Friday morning at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Rogers, Ark., to Ella Catherine Grimes and Steven Dallas Lee. When he was 8 years old, his family worked and traveled for a time, then settled in Duncan, Ariz., where he grew up. Iii~~ 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II on the naval destroyer USS Ward. Under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, he served in numerous missions transporting U.S. Marines to the beaches of the South Pacific. Subsequently, the USS Ward was sunk at Leyte Bay by Japanese kamikaze pilots. He received many citations for his service, including the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in December 1945, and returned to Duncan, then stayed in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1955. He soon met and married Carrie Ruth Whitmire of Safford, Ariz., where they lived until moving to Silver City in 1959 to work for Kennecott Copper Corp. He retired in 1982, after 23 years of service in mining. He was the last surviving member of the Western swing band, Meredith Neal and the Bootheel Boys, having been their bass player. In their day, the Bootheel Boys were one of the most sought-after bands in the Southwest. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Luther Gerald and Paul Clinton Combs; and two sisters, Esta Pearl Beebe and Ruby Jewel Rock. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth, of the home; and four daughters, Linda Lee of Tucson, Ariz,, Sandra Moore of Silver City, Carrie Jackson and her husband, Norman, of Taylor, Texas, and Barbara Holguin and her husband, Patrick, of Silver City. Also surviving are his two sisters, Vera Edgar and Icy Patrick of Fayetteville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel in Silver City. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be under the direction of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. Pallbearers will be Stephen Morris, Patrick Holguin, Warren Welsh, Michael Larisch, David Smith and Brian Lee. Honorary pallbearers are all his friends. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

LEE: Howard Lee, 72, of Destin, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 4, at his residence. A native of Safford, Ariz., he moved with his parents to the Gila area at a young age. He attended Cliff School, and after graduation joined the Naval Air Force. He was a former resident of Gainesville, Fla. He was a retired U.S. Navy captain, having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Lee was a member of the Retired Officers' Association, Northwest Florida Chapter, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Tina, of Destin; three sons, Charles R. Lee of Seminole, Fla., and John A.B. Wilson III and Chris Wilson, both of Destin; two daughters, Elaine Blidberg of Inverness, Fla., and Robin C. Wilson of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two brothers, Kent Lee of Silver City and Jack Lee of Gila; three sisters, Mary M. Niblett of Boise, Idaho, Lucille Key of Mesa, Ariz., and Lorna Bowan of Kearny, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Doyle Reeves officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in Barrancas National Cemetery.

LEE: Kent and Jack Lee returned yesterday from Pensacola, Florida, where they attended the funeral of their nephew, Lt. H.J. "Skipper" Lee. Lt. Lee and two other men were killed in a plane crash while on a routine Navy training mission at Corpus Christi, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Sue, of Norfolk, Va.; his parents, Capt. and Mrs. Howard C. Lee and a brother, Charles from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Allen (Debbie Elaine) Storms of Dover, New Hampshire and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lee of Gila, N.M.

LEE: Miiki R. Lee, 20, of the Santa Rita area died Monday in Central. She was born April 10, 1975 in Patuxent River, Md. and had been a resident of Grant County on and off most of her life. She was a graduate of Cobre High School and was a student at Eastern Arizona University. She loved poetry and had written many poems through the years. Ms. Lee was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral services will be held Thursday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2 p.m. in Silver City with Bishop Alan Stott conducting. Concluding services and burial will follow in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Survivors include her father, Jim Lee of the Santa Rita area; her mother, Barbara Harris of Canada; a stepmother, Selah Gonzales of Santa Rita; a brother, Dale Lee of the U.S. Navy in Mississippi; two sisters, Patti Lee of Fort Bragg, Calif. and Jerri Overstreet of Freer, Texas; special brothers and sisters, Maria Palomarez, Joe Ben Palomarez, Charles Stevens, Nathan Stevens and Martin Facio III, all of San Lorenzo, and Joyce Facio of Phoenix; her grandparents, Bill and Ruth Greear of Central; special uncle and aunt, Billy and Cindy Lee of San Lorenzo; and several other uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. Casket bearers will be Vance Lee, Vance Lee Jr., Billy Lee, Dale Lee, Dan Von Tress and Marvin White. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ms. Lee to a special account at First New Mexico Bank in Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEE: Robert L. Lee, 68, a resident of the Cliff-Gila area for 37 years, died March 23 in Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm  in the Fort Bayard chapel, followed by burial in the Silver City Cemetery, under direction of the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming. Surviving is a son, L.L. Lee, Clifton, Ariz.

LEE: Susan E. Lee, 80, passed away this morning in Silver City. Mrs. Lee was born in Grafton, N.M., and had been a life long resident of New Mexico where she worked for the State Welfare Agency and the Los Lunas Hospital. She was the author of the book, "These Also Served." She is survived by her daughter, Alice S. Hogue, with whom she resided in Silver City, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband John O. Lee, in 1965. Graveside services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery, with Reverend C.M. Henderson officiating.

LEECE: Cecilia Ybarra Leece, 84, a resident of Silver City, died Monday at Hacienda de Salud. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The rosary will follow at 7. A full obituary will appear in Friday's paper. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral home to serve them.

LEEDS: Harlan Leeds, 50, died Monday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEFF: Leonard Leff, 72, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, May 3. He was born April 25, 1928, to Alex and Pesha Leff in Brooklyn, N.Y. After living most of his life in New York City, he moved in 1995 to Silver City, where he found serenity and the perfect environment to pursue his love of art. A superb sculptor, Mr. Leff displayed his works inside and outside the Broadway gallery. Two of his works can be seen day and night from the bridge over the Big Ditch. He also founded the annual "Public Hanging," where artists in all media display their works. He is survived by his wife, Patty Clayton-Leff; his three children, James Leff, Deborah Leff and Jacqueline Spritzer; his son-in-law, Steve Spritzer; and his three grandchildren. He will be remembered by them and his innumerable friends for his kindness, generosity, wisdom, and the unlimited passion he brought to his life and art. His gentle, open spirit brought them much joy. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEFTAULT: Margret I. Leftault, 48, of Silver City entered into eternal rest Saturday at her residence. She was born May 6, 1948, in Douglas, Ariz., to Ernest and Dolores Leftault. She attended Cochise Community College, where she attained a degree in nursing She was employed at Gila Regional Medical Center as a licensed practical nurse. She is survived by her parents, Ernest and Dolores Leftault of Silver City, and her sons, Steven Michael Leftault, also of Silver City. Also surviving her are her uncles, Charles and Frances Leftault of Bisbee Ariz.; her aunts, Mary Smith of Silver City and Lorena Leftault of San Antonio, Texas; and her cousins, Francis Leftault of Grants, Charles Leftault Jr. of Murrayville, Pa., and Thomas Smith of Fairbanks, Alaska. At her request, cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematory. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The memorial service will begin at noon Wednesday at the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

LEFTWICH: Death Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital, claimed Therron B. Smith Leftwich, 87, of Las Cruces, a veteran of the Spanish American War. Born in Tennessee in 1872, Leftwich came to New Mexico as a young man and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, enlisted at Albuquerque in the First Territorial New Mexico Infantry Regiment. Following his return from the war he was active for many years as an insurance executive in Tennessee until he retired some years ago. He was a member of a notable Southern family, his grandfather having served with the forces of Gen. Sam Houston in the Texas Revolution. Survivors are two sons, DeWitt Leftwich Long Beach, Calif., and John Vernon Leftwich Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Dagg, London, England and Mrs. Louis Lenox, Las Cruces. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. today in the Fort Bayard chapel, followed by burial in the Fort Bayard cemetery.

LEFWENHAGEN: Death Wednesday morning at a Silver City rest home claimed Mrs. Flora May Lefwenhagen, mother of Mrs. Elmer ‘Humphrey, Until her retirement several years ago, Mrs. Lefwenhagen served for 10 years as executive secretary of the Grant County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Private funeral services will, be held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev A. J. Cavanaugh, Methodist Church pastor, officiating. The body will be sent to Colorado Springs, Colo. for interment. Immediate survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Humphrey, a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Stella Eubank, Los Angeles.

LEGARDA: Leonor Barreras Legarda, 91, a longtime Deming resident, died Sunday, March 15, in Silver City Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Oct. 8, 1906, in Chamberino, N.M., to Julian and Jesusita Ortega Barreras. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Deming for 33 years, moving there from Bayard. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart League. She was also active with the Deming Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Legarda is survived by two sons, Alfredo B. Legarda and his wife, Bertha, and Salvador B. Legarda of Bayard; five daughters, Rita L. Benavidez and her husband, Billie, of El Paso, Texas, Lorenza L. Bencomo and her husband, Raul, of Tucson, Ariz., Beatrice L. Peña and her husband, Abran, of Deming, Cecilia L. Hauoli and her husband, Sam, of Maui, Hawaii, and Ramona L. Gray and her husband, Phil, of Atwater, Calif.; a brother, Trinidad Barreras of Yuba City, Calif.; one sister, Cleménta  Morales of Bayard; 39 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grand-children; and several nieces and: nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrado C. Legarda, on March 28, 1976. Pallbearers will be Alfredo Legarda Jr., Salvador Legarda Jr., Carlos Manuel Benavidez, Jim Peña, Randall Bencomo and Conrado Lindo. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LEGARDA: Mrs. Petra P Legarda, 79, died here Monday. Mrs. Legarda had resided in Bayard for the past 42 years. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Aurora Avalos, Mrs. Christina Leyba of Bayard, Mrs. Magdalena Salas of Soledad, Calif. One sister and a brother, 29 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright Chapel Wednesday evening with church services in the Apostolica Church of Bayard Thursday morning at 10 am. Interment will follow In the Hurley Cemetery. Rev. Cirilo Ley will officiate.

LEGARDA: Soledad Tovar Legarda, 59, died Monday in Sun Towers Hospital in El Paso, Texas. She was born May 24, 1929, in Hanover, and was a lifelong Grant County resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Calling hours for Mrs. Legarda will be Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be Thursday evening at 7:30 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated there Friday morning at 10. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. She is survived by her husband, Salvador B. Legarda of Bayard; five sons, Salvador T. Legarda and his wife, Amanda, of Bayard, Frankie T. Legarda and his wife, Irene, of Silver City, George T. Legarda and his wife, Sylvia, of Phoenix, Ariz., Rodolfo T. Legarda of Animas and Mike T. Legarda of Bayard; her mother, Regina C. Tovar of Fort Bayard; six brothers, Onecimo Tovar and his wife, Lupe, of Lakewood, Calif., Juan Tovar and his wife, Nena, and Tomas Tovar and his wife, Martha, all of La Puente, Calif., Daniel Tovar and his wife, Dora, and Alex Tovar and his wife, Bernie, all of Bayard, and Manuel Tovar of Palmdale, Calif.; three sisters, Elisa Curry and her husband, Jimmy, of Van Nuys, Calif., Rita Montoya and her husband, Bennie, of Belen, and Mary Mendoza and her husband, Jose, of Canoga Park, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Juan Tovar, in 1965. Casket bearers will be her five sons, Salvador, Frankie, George, Rodolfo and Mike Legarda, and her brother, Alex Tovar. Honorary bearers will be her remaining brothers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LIEBHART: Carol June Liebhart, 47, a two-and-a-half-year resident of Faywood, entered eternal rest Tuesday at her home after a long illness with cancer.

LEISERING: Mrs Margaret Ann Leisering, 81, a pioneer resident of the Cliff-Gila area, died Sunday in a Douglas, Arizona Hospital. For the past five years she had lived in Douglas. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at the Gila Mesa Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Clark conducting burial rites. Interment was under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Survivors are two sons, John Lee of Delta, Colorado, and Paul Leisering of St. Paul Park. Minn.; three daughters, Mrs. E. D. Inhoff of Nogales, Ariz., Mrs. John Shaul of Las Cruces and Mrs. Bonde Benson of Douglas; a sister, Mrs. Rena Lewis of Cliff; a brother, H. R. Truman of Cliff; 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

LEMKE: Paul August F. Lemke, 77, of Hurley entered life eternal Monday in Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Medford, Wis., and had been a Grant County resident since 1939. A metallurgical engineer, he retired from Chino Mines in 1982. Mr. Lemke was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, and the Silver City Golf Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. Graveside memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 10 in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Richmeyer officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Celeste T. Lemke of Hurley; four sons, Randall Lemke and his wife, Lorraine, of Merritt Island, Fla., Tom Lemke and his wife, Lorale, of Littleton, Colo., and Eric Lemke and his wife, Lisa, of Grandbury, Texas; a brother, the Rev. Ervin Lemke and his wife, Ruth, of Menomonee Falls, Wis., a sister, Anita Olson and her husband, Roy, of Prescott, Ariz.; and 10 grand children. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEMKE: Paul Lemke, of Hurley, left by plane Monday for Iron Mountain, Michigan, called there by the death of his father, Richard H. Lemke, 86. Funeral services were held Wednesday with burial taking place in Medford, Wisconsin.

LEMME: Mary D. Lemme, 77, died Thursday evening at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in Albany. N.Y., and went with her family to the Tucson area. She lived in AZ for most of her childhood. She graduated from the Marana High School, there she and her husband owned and operated a grocery store. There was a write-up about her life as a pioneer of that area in the Arizona Historical Society Bulletin. Mrs. Lemme a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Lemme of Silver City; two daughters, Grace Anway of Silver City and Elizabeth Leppert of Pine Top, Ariz., four sons, Joseph Lemme of Tucson, AZ., Thomas Lemme of Florence, Ariz., Eugene Lemme and Bernard Lemme Qf Silver City; three sisters, Ann McCowan of Sacramento, Calif., and Edith Gavse and Rose Prewitt of Albany, N.Y.; four brothers, Phillip Dipàce, Bernard Dipace and Angelo Dipace, all of Albany, N.Y., and Leonard Dipace of N. Bergen, N.J.; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren There will be a visitation from 2-4pm. Sunday, and rosary recitation at 7:30 pm. at the Wheeler Chapel with deacon Johnny Perez officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Anway Jr., Torn Anway, Gene Lemme .Phillip Leppert Jr., Nick Lemme and Howard Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Leyba, Jeff Christenson, Mike Maxam, Brian Jones, Tony Lemme, Tommy Lemme and Tim Leppert. Funeral arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral home.

LEMME: Thomas Lemme, 92, a resident of Fort Bayard, passed away Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lemme was born Dec. 5, 1897, in Bernalda, Italy, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1933. He had been a resident of Grant County for the past 10 years. He is survived by two daughters, Grace Anway of Tyrone and Elizabeth Leppert of Pinetop, AZ; four sons, Joseph Lemme of Wendell, Idaho, Thomas Lemme of Florence, Ariz., and Eugene Lemme and Bernard Lemme, both of Silver City; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass of the Christian burial was to be said today at the St. Francis Newman Center at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Reynolds as celebrant. Interment was to follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons Tommy Lemme, Eugene Lemme Jr., Nicholas Lemme, Tim Leppert and Tony Lemme, and his great-grandson Brian Jones. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEMMER; Gertrude Violet Lemmer, 68, resident of 517 West Hemlock died early Wednesday morning at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born July 27, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Deming from Safford, AZ in 1971 and attended the Lutheran Church. Mrs. Lemmer is survived by her husband, Harold H. Lemmer at the home; one daughter, Shirley Warrix, one brother, Faye Swartz; one sister; Jean Wilcomb, and one nephew; all of Columbus, Ohio. Cremation took place and no funeral services were held. Arrangements were by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

LEMONS: Funeral services for Brenda Lemons were held today at 10 a.m. in the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Morenci, Ariz. Interment followed in the Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, Ariz. She passed away Feb. 3, as a result of a head-on collision on U.S. 180 West near the Gila turnoff. She is survived by three daughters, Katheryn David and Lisa Lemons of Animas and Laurie Lemons of Albuquerque; her mother, Dorietta McGaughey of Arizona; three brothers; one sister; and three grandchildren. Local arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, dedicated to those we serve.

LEMUS: Ventura Lemus, age 89 died at the Fort Bayard Medical Center Jan. 25. Rosary was held for Mr. Lemus Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Chapel and Mass Wednesday at 10:30, at the Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. Burial followed at the Ft. Bayard Cemetery. Mr. Lemus is survived by three nephews, Jim Lemus of San Jose, Cal., William Lemus of Mammoth, Ariz., and Pete Lemus of Cotton Wood, Ariz.; two nieces, Mollie Olivarez of Oxnard, Cal., and Rose Macenez of Bayard. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LENDERMAN: Shari Lishe Lenderman, 3, died this morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 3, 1985, to Larry W. Lenderman and Bhrenda Ozment Lenderman, and was a lifelong resident of Silver City. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Van Bevill of the First Assembly of God Church officiating. Survivors are her parents, Larry and Bhrenda Lenderman, and her two brothers, Bobbie and Travis Lenderman, all of Central; maternal grandparents, Guy and Fran Ozment of Cliff; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Wanda Lenderman of Portales; two aunts, Deanna Frost of Silver City and Norma Atkison of Mancos, Colo.; and two uncles, Eddie Ozment of Albuquerque and Ray Lenderman of Mimbres. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to any charity in Shari's name. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEON: Pedro O Leon, 73, died at Hillcrest hospital Friday afternoon following an extended illness. Mr. Leon was a native of Mogollon and had lived in Bayard for the past 60 years. Survivors include his widow Charlotte of Bayard; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Newman, of San Pablo Calif, Mrs Betty Marine of Rialto Calif, and Miss Ruth Leon of Hollister Calif. Funeral services were held in the Apostolic Church in Central on Monday with internment following in the Catholic cemetery in Silver City. The Rev Danny Huerta was officiate. Casket bearers were, Richard Sosaya, Raymond Leon, Joe Ramon, Manual Jimenez, Provencio and Anselmo Roman.

LEON: Tony O Leon, 63, of Bayard died Monday. He was a retired miner and a long time resident of Grant County. Survivors are his wife Mrs Genoveva Leon; six daughters, five sons; a brother, a sister and five grandchildren. Mass will be said at 10am Friday in the Lady of Fatima Catholic church at Bayard, the Rev Frank Sierra officiating. Burial will be in the Hanover cemetery under the direction of Curtis mortuary.

LEON: Raymond L. Leon Sr., 86, a faithful and hardworking husband and father, ended his stay on earth Friday at his home in Silver City. He was born March 3, 1907, in Mogollon to Andres and Epifania Leon. He spent his working years serving several mines and sawmills until his retirement. Mr. Leon retired from Chino Mines in 1970 and for several years he and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling. Mr. Leon was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Fannie, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray F. Leon Jr. and Louise of Silver City; and three grandchildren, Lori Ann Connell and her son and daughter, Loren and Cheryl of Reserve, Richard of Silver City, and Lydia Madrid and her husband, Robert of Marble Falls, Texas. He was predeceased by five sisters and two brothers. Calling hours will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be held Monday morning at 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Honorary bearers will be Urbano Chacon, Bill Rosenberry, Andy Escudero, Porfidio Maldonado, Aldolfo Renteria and Mike Parra. Casket bearers will be Lori Ann Connell, Cruz Bustillos, Joel Ponzio, Enrique Trejo, Thomas J. Ryan and Richard Ray Leon. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOERA: Mrs. Adelina M. Loera, 55, passed away Monday, October 17 in El Paso, Tex. Mrs. Loera a native of El Paso, was a resident of Hanover at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Jesus A. Loera of Hanover a daughter, Mrs. Rosalia L. Armijo of Central; a son, Tony M. Loera of Hanover and two grandchildren. Survivors also include her mother, Mrs. Manuela M. Marquez, a sister, Miss Lugarda Marquez; two brothers Jesus Marquez and Francisco Martinez all of El Paso. Rosary recitation was Friday, October 21 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fierro. Funeral Mass was Saturday. October 22. Interment followed in the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Andazola, Ray Armijo. Benny Montes, Hilario Chavez, Dickie Escobar and Adolfo Arellano.

LEPOIDEVIN: Walter William LePoidevin, of Lake Charles, La., suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don Maxwell, where he and Mrs. LePoidevin have been recent guests. Mr. LePoidevin was a native of Racine, Wis., and was retired after 50 years of service with Western Union. He was a veteran of World War I and also served with the U. S. Army in the punitive expedition which followed the Pancho Villa raid at Columbus. Immediate survivors include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Frances LePoidevin of Lake Charles; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Maxwell of Silver City, Mrs. Frances Andrea Schumaker of Woodbridge W. Va., and Mrs. Lucy. Jane Wynkoop of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Leigh W. LePoidevin of Lake Charles and Richard LePoidevin of Rockford, Ill.; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Harry LePoidevin of Racine, and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Hanson of Racine.

LERAS: Old timers here will be shocked to learn that word has been received of the death in Chicago of John G. Leras. Mr. Leras with Ed Spitzley for many years owned the Leras Candy Co., a very attractive and popular store here. Mr. Leras had been in the candy business since 1911, and was a native of Greece.

LERMA: Henry P. Lerma, 69, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Funeral services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

LERMA: Agapito “Aggie” Lerma passed away Feb. 3 in Pico Rivera, Calif. He was born in Silver City in 190~ and resided here until 1942. Services were held at St. Hillary Catholic Church at Pico Rivera. Burial services were at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 10. Preceding Mr. Lerma in death were his wife, Rita Molina Lerma, and his son, Ray Lerma. His immediate family consisted of his sons, Richard and Joe Lerma; three daughters, Rita L. Peru, Maggie L. Montoya and Mary Lerma; and two nieces, Josie L. Silva and Mathilde L. Morales. A sister Henrietta Lerma resides in Pico Rivera and a sister-in-law, Josefa Lerma, resides in Silver City. There are five generations of survivors: 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were his sons and grandsons. His close friend, Cipriano Ramirez, was named honorary pallbearer.

LERMA: Carlos P. Lerma, 79, died Friday, October 13, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Lerma was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josefa Lerma of Silver City, two sons, Charles R. Lerma of Las Cruces and Rudy M. Lerma of Harbor City, Calif. Ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Ms. Enriqueta Lerma of Pico Rivera, Calif., and two brothers, Pedro Lerma of Pico Rivera and Agapito Lerma of Los Angeles, Calif. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m., October 16 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev.Fr. Manuel Marumba conducting both services. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David Lerma, Edward Lerma, Frank Montes, Tommy Sanchez, Alex Quintanar and Richard Ybarra.

LERMA: Frank "Frankie" Lerma, 73, a former Silver City resident, died Tuesday at his home in Pico Rivera, Calif. He was born March 18, 1921 in Silver City. He attended New Mexico Teachers College in Silver City before he enlisted in the military service in 1942. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force from 1942-45. Mr. Lerma received many medals and citations for his service in the Balkan, North France and Normandy campaigns. He retired as a supervisor with the postal service in Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro Lerma in 1978 and Frances Smith Lerma in 1989. They were from Pico Rivera. Mr. Lerma is survived by his brother, Arthur "Archie" Lerma and his wife, Ramona of Los Angeles; three nephews, Arthur Lerma Jr. and Anthony Lerma of Pico Rivera and Ronnie Lerma of San Francisco; one grand-nephew, Arthur Lerma III of El Paso, Texas; and three grand-nieces, Ilene Rodriguez and her husband, Larry and family of Pico Rivera, Valerie Lerma of El Paso and Stephanie Lerma of Los Angeles. He is also survived by a longtime friend, companion and fiancée, Virginia Tricou of New Orleans, numerous cousins, an uncle and an aunt. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Chapel in Whittier, Calif. The rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Pico Rivera. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Hilary's. Graveside services will follow at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier.

LERMA: Raymond M. Lerma, 60, a longtime resident of Silver City and retired maintenance worker at Gila Regional Medical Center, entered into rest Sunday at his residence. He was born Nov. 21, 1932, in Silver City to Agapito P. and Rita (Molina) Lerma. Mr. Lerma was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Lerma was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church and a member of Silver City Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1718. He enjoyed outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. Calling hours were held Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil started at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin recited the rosary. The funeral liturgy was held this morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. George Reynolds officiated. The rite of committal followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he was laid to rest with military honors accorded by Allingham Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Bonnie Lerma of the home; his father, Agapito Lerma of New Orleans, La.; his sons, Robert Lerma, husband of Mary, of Germany, and Steven Lerma, husband of Sally, of Stevenson, Calif.; his daughters, Vita, wife of Tony Baca, of Fort Grant, Ariz., Jodi, wife of Pat Middlebrook of Silver City, and Cari Lerma and Tony Davila of Silver City; his brothers, Joe Lerma, husband of Isabel, of El Monte, Calif., and Richard Lerma, husband of Rosie, of Los Angeles; a special brother, Charlie Lerma, husband of Elvira, of Las Cruces; his sisters, Rita, wife of Rudy Peru, of Pico Rivera, Calif., Margaret, wife of Juan Montoya, of Los Angeles, and Mary Lerma of Pico Rivera; his aunt, Enriqueta Lerma of Pico Rivera; and 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers selected were Pat Middlebrook, Tony Baca, Tony Davila, Charlie Lerma, Manuel Lerma and Rudy Peru. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEROY: Chesley Leroy, 73,a War I veteran, died at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital March 9. Survivors are Frank Leroy of Safford, Ariz., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Saunders, Thatcher, Ariz. Funeral services were held in Safford where burial took place.

LESLY: U.L. Lesly, a Lordsburg resident, died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation was Friday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and this morning at the First Baptist Church in Lordsburg, where the funeral service was held at 10. The eulogy was written by the family and the Rev. Coy Brewer, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery. He was born July 22, in Roaring Springs, Texas, and was an auto mechanic. Mr. Lesly was a resident of Lordsburg for 30 years, having previously lived in Farwell, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Lyne, of the home; three daughters, Reba Degnan of Hawley, Texas, Viane Hicks of Hanover, and Peggy Sue Larisch of Silver City; a brother, Wilbert Lesly of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Ruth Copeland of Hawley and Lettie Cooper of Morton, Texas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mischa Larisch, Tommy Degnan, Billy Hicks, Shane Allen, Dason Allen and Fred Hollins. Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming was in charge of arrangements.

LESPERANCE Memorial services for Bill Lespérance will be held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery Friday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. He was an officer in the Las Cruces avid Grant County chapters of the American Association of Retired Persons before moving to the Tucson, Ariz., area.

LESPERANCE: W.G. “Billy” Lesperance, 73, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Wednesday, April 16. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary; seven children; and 18 grandchildren, He a former resident of Silver City, where he was engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad. Memorial services will be held Saturday at p.m. at Scripture Baptist, Church, 140 Taylor Road Las Cruces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be donated to the American Cancer Society.

LESSEL: Leonard C. Lessel, 70, retired supervisor of the Gila National Forest, passed away Monday night at a local clinic. He suffered a heart attack a week ago. Born in Perry, Iowa, Mr. Lessel spent most of his adult life in the Southwest and had an outstanding record in the U.S. Forest Service, serving as an official administrator of National Forests. During his Forest Service career, Mr. Lessel was supervisor in Silver City of the Gila National Forest from 1935 to 1946 and supervisor in Williams, Arizona, of the Kaibab National Forest from 1946 to 1951, when he retired and returned to his home in Silver City. During the years he administered operations of the Gila National Forest, one of the largest in the United States, its operations attained a high rating for efficient management and its competent staff set a pattern for National Forests throughout the United States, which has continued under succeeding supervisors. Mr. Lessel was an active member of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and a leader for many years in civic affairs. He was a life member of Perry, Iowa, Lodge of Masons. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Lessel; a daughter, Mrs. Ada Peckham, Los Angeles; a son, Ralph Lessel, Nevada City, Calif.; four grandchildren and a brother, John Lessel, Chicago. Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites. Serving as pallbearers were J.J. Baldwin, LeRoy Marek, Clifton L. Reed, Herbert Clark, W.A. Schadel and Robert Leonard. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery with Silver City Lodge of Masons holding ritualistic committal services at the grave.

LETH: Jeffrey Allen Leth, 17, of Glenwood died Saturday, Dec. 11 in Catron County from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Ogden, Utah and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas before moving to Glenwood this year. Jeffrey was a senior at Reserve High School where he was a member of the school band. He was the drummer for the Country Flames dance band, and he was employed at the Los Olmos Guest Ranch, which his parents owned. Jeffrey is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Leth of the Los Olmos Guest Ranch, Glenwood and his mother, Mrs. Daila Morlett of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Blake Leth of Corpus Christi, Texas and Kelly Leth of the U.S.A.F., Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leth of Roy, Utah and his maternal grandparents of Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Dec. 19 at noon at the Los Olmos Guest Ranch, north of Glenwood. Memorial may be made to the Reserve High School Band. Friends may call at the family home from 4-6 p.m. on Friday. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LETT: John Earl Lett, 70, died Sunday, May 20, in Silver City. Mr. Lett was born in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Grant County since 1949. He was the owner of the Bayard Drug Store in Bayard and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard. Mr. Lett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Lett of Bayard, a daughter, Carolyn Wright of Hurley, a son, Jim Lett of Bayard, three sisters, Belle Roddham of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mrs. Hugh Kelley and Mrs. Leoma Sundburg both of Birmingham, Alabama and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Reverend Bill Miller officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jay Lett, Herbert Lett, L. A. Patten, Paul Reeves, Dwight Houston and Eddie Armendarez. The family asks that donations in his name be made to the First Baptist Church of Bayard.

LEUPOLD: Funeral services were to be held in the First United Methodist Church of Deming at 2 p.m. today for Marjorie C. Leupold of Deming, who died Sunday afternoon at an El Paso, Texas, hospital. The Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church will conduct the services. Graveside services by Ruth Chapter No. 6, Order of Eastern Star, will follow. Interment is to be in Deming's Mountain View Cemetery with Baca's Funeral Chapels in charge. She was born Marjorie Ann Cousland on May 12, 1926, in Hurley, the daughter of Lonnie and Ethel Cousland. She is survived by her husband, Ed; by five sons, Kenneth of Deming, Wayne of Farmington, Charles of Salinas, Calif., Keith of Las Cruces and Jimmy of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; and by a brother, Harold of Santa Fe, all of whom will serve as pallbearers. She is also survived by three sisters, Saralee Ragland of Deming, Mary Ethel Miller of Visalia, Calif., and Ruby Lynn Yarbrough of Nolan, Texas; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Jessica, Penny and Amy Leupold; by a cousin, Joan Plum of Deming; by nephews Shane, Todd and Joshua Yarbrough, and Lonnie Miller; and by nieces Cheryl Yarbrough and Kim Miller. A Rainbow Girl during her high school says, she graduated as valedictorian from Deming High School in 1944 and has been active in planning DHS reunions for classes of the 1940s. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1949. She taught freshman mathematics in Espanola High School for three years and was a member of the Espanola Valley Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 68 and served that organization as worthy matron. She and Edwin Leupold were married March 18, 1951, in the First Presbyterian Church in Deming. In Deming she was a homemaker and served as a den mother for three dens of Cub Scouts of Pack 131. She taught Sunday school in the First Presbyterian Church. In 1985, after four and a half years, she retired from her job as secretary of the First United Methodist Church where she had been a member since 197l, and she and her husband traveled to Elder hostels in New Mexico, Vermont and Hawaii, and visited son Jimmy in Guam, watched son Kenneth receive his master's degree from the Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont, and followed the fortunes of the Las Cruces girls volleyball team coached by son Keith. She and her husband returned in mid-December from an 11-day trip to Hawaii. She was a former chairwoman of the Deming Methodist Church Food Co-op and was a regular member of the exercise classes that met at the church twice a week. She and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels for a period of about two years. Her interests included cooking and baking, walking, reading, tennis, any sport or activity in which her sons were involved, and other people. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society; the building fund of the First Methodist Church; French Camp Academy, Mississippi; Ghost Ranch, Albuquerque, N.M.; or any other charity.

LEVARIO: Alfred G. "Fred" Levario, 63, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away Easter Sunday surrounded by his family at his home in Lordsburg. He was born Nov. 16, 1933 to Trinidad and Carmen (Gomez) Levario in Lordsburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. On Nov. 6, 1955, he married Aurelia Medina in Lordsburg. Mr. Levario was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and a member of various organizations throughout his lifetime. For the past 22 years, he was employed at Phelps Dodge in Playas. He is survived by his wife, Aurelia M. Levario of the family home in Lordsburg; four daughters, Carmelita M. Levario of Las Cruces, Lupe L. Archuleta and her husband, Alfonso of Las Cruces, Anna M. Jones and her husband, Edgar of Anchorage, Alaska and Naomi Levario of Las Cruces; four sons, Alfred M. Levario of Tucson, Ariz., Richard A. Levario and his wife, Joann of Las Cruces, Michael R. Levario and his wife, Rebecca of Tucson and Lawrence M. Levario and his wife, Jessica of Anchorage; his mother, Carmen G. Levario of Lordsburg; three brothers, Albert G. Levario and Sal Gomez, both of Lordsburg and Manuel Gomez of Phoenix; and grandchildren, Laura Levario, Lezley Levario, Priscilla Levario, Katrina Levario, Kassandra Levario, Kameron Levario, Ashley Levario, Brandy Levario, Matthew Levario, Michael Levario Jr., Ruben Levario Jr., Joshua Jones and Amber Jones. He was preceded in death by his father, Trinidad Levario and a sister, Susie L. Barka. Calling hours will be from 5 p.m. until the prayer vigil begins at seven this evening in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Karl Polm-Faudre celebrating. The rite of committal will follow in the Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be Alfred M. Levario, Richard A. Levario, Michael R. Levario, Lawrence M. Levario, Alfonso Archuleta and Edgar Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Manuel Gomez, Sal Gomez, Lawrence Medina, Gilbert Medina, Daniel Medina, Lee Graves, Lupe Rodriguez, Ishmael Maestas and Bobby Holguin. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

LEVARIO: Albert G. Levario, 57, a longtime resident of Lordsburg, passed away Thursday at his residence. A prayer vigil was held Monday at ST. Joseph's Church in Lordsburg with a funeral Mass celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Josephs. The Rev. Virgillio M. Flores was to officiate. Interment was to follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Levario is survived by his mother, Carmen Gomez, two daughters and numerous other relatives. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

LEVEILLE: Richard R. "Dick" Leveille was born May 31, 1928 in Waterville, Maine, to Katherine W and V. Roland Leveille. He grew up in Bangor, Maine and received a degree in geology and chemistry from the University of Maine in Orono. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was sent to the University of New Mexico to study meteorology. In l967 he attended Stanford University under the Sloan Fellowship program in business administration. Mr. Leveille had a long and successful career with Kennecott Copper Corp. He began as a chemist with the Nevada Mines Division in 1953 and rose to general manager of the Chino Mines Division in 1972. In 1979, Kennecott promoted him to president of its Quebec Iron and Titanium subsidiary in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He subsequently moved to Lake City in 1952 as Kennecott’s executive vice president of sales, marketing and operations. He then went to Cleveland in the capacity of consultant to review the oil shale programs of Kennecotts parent company, Standard Oil of Ohio. In 1984, he moved to Great Britain with British Petroleum. Mr. Leveille retired in 1988 from BP Minerals, where his last position was director of mining for the Western Hemisphere. Upon retirement he and his wife, Frances, returned to Grant County to take up residence in their beloved home on the Mimbres River. He was an active member of the community, serving as board member for Sunwest Bank and a member of the Broken Pick Mining Co. He was a member of the local chapter of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. He died Tuesday at 67 years of age after a struggle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Francis of San Lorenzo, two sons, Richard A. Leveille and his wife, Janice, of Santiago Chile. and Anthony R. Leveille and his wife, Ella, of Elko, Nev.; a daughter, Laura Leveille -St. George and her husband, Phil, of Hanover; and his mother, Katherine W. Leveille, and sister, Jean_ Hannan, both of Bangor Maine. He also survived by five grandchildren. The prayer vigil was held Thursday night at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. The funeral Mass was to be celebrated this morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Cremation was to follow. Casket bearers were to be David Kinneberg, Roy Arnn, Rudy Dominguez, Don White, Bob Shilling and Henry Davis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Program or to cancer research in memory of Dick Leveille. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LEVEL: John Jacob Level, 28, died June 11. He was born in Silver City on May 23, 1955 and was a lifelong resident of Hurley. He served in the Army as a medical specialist. Level is survived by his wife, Kathy Level of California, his mother, Bonnie Sue Level of Hurley; father, Robert M. Level of Grain Valley, Mi.; two sisters, Katie S. Trazaskoma and Emile Durrett; his aunt, Emilie Lucas of Hurley and his uncle, Ben Meler of California. He will be cremated and taken to Seal Point, where the remains will be scattered. Officiating was David Strain. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LEVEL: Bonnie S. Level, 67, of’ Silver City passed away Saturday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bright funeral Home.

LeVEZU: Delia M. LeVezu, 73, of Arenas Valley passed away Friday, July 16, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home, with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. LeVezu was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Santa Rita, the daughter of C.O. Bush and Josie Miller Bush. She married Frank E. LeVezu on June 10, 1953, in Lordsburg. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1981. She is survived by one stepson, Gregory LeVezu, and his wife, Anna, of Banning, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Georgia Baryns, and her husband, Bob, of Minnesota; a very special friend, Jason Hammond of Arenas Valley; four step-grandchildren, Lori LeVezu of Cavzon, Calif., and Gregory A. LeVezu, Toni LeVezu' and Jeremy LeVezu, all of Banning; and two great-grandchildren, Randy Gene LeVezu and John Randall Duncan, both of Cavzon. Mrs. LeVezu was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Bernard Bush and Earl Bush; and two sisters, Virgie Ward and Agnes Bailey. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEWIS: Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at, the Cox Mortuary chapel for Mrs. A. E. Lewis, of Benson, Ariz., who died last week in St. Mary’s hospital Tucson AZ. Rites were conducted by the Rev. S. A. Wright, community church at Santa Rita. Internment was in the City cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was born Oct. 29, 1868, at Dutch Corner, Imbertown, Bedford County, Pa. She was married Oct. 29, 1890, to Albert Edwin Lewis in Carthidge, MO and came to Silver City in 1907 with her husband. The family lived here and at Fierro, Hurley and Santa Rita and in 1924 moved to Benson, Ariz. She was a sister of the1ate Albert E Gardner, who died in 1942. Surviving are two sons, William Henry Lewis and Andrew Edwin Lewis, both of Benson, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Watkins and a brother Charles Gardner. Pallbearers at the funeral of Mrs. Lewis were Lawrence Gardner, Jesse Little, B. F. Gray, W. H. Harris, Porter Gardner and Buster Gardner.

LEWIS: Grace LaVern Lewis, 70, of Silver City passed away Thursday, July 23, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Silver City with Bishop Merrill Cook officiating. Interment will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Clayton, the daughter of Francis Cavanaugh Boggs and Mae Wetzel Boggs. She was married to Lloyd M. Lewis on June 12, 1947, in Portales. Mr. Lewis preceded her in death in April 1994. Mrs. Lewis is survived by three sons, Roger Lewis and his wife, Virginia, of Hurley, Jimmy Lewis and his wife, Bernie, of Dacoria, Colo., and David Lewis and his wife, Robin, of Silver City; two daughters, Terry Cymbal and her husband, Marty, of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Sharon Lewis and companion Larry Voodall, of Colorado; grandchildren Dawn Lewis of Deming, Roy Lewis, Hurley, Kerry Lewis and Misty Lewis of New York, Joshua Lewis of Oregon, Loren Lewis and Heath Lewis, both of Dacona, Kleer Lewis and his wife, Sarah, of Silver City, Koy Lewis of Korea, formerly of Silver City, Breezy Fields of San Antonio, Texas, Autumn Owens of Longmont, Cob., and Tammy Lewis of Virginia; two brothers, Bill Boggs of Colorado, and Jerry Boggs and his wife, Geraldine, of Texas; two sisters, Carolyn Boggs of Colorado and Judy Prickle of New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Bob Boggs; and a sister, Helen Triplett. Mrs. Lewis was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus, Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City. Pallbearers for Mrs. Lewis’ service will be Kleer Lewis, Koy Lewis, Roy Lewis, Breezy Fields, Autumn Owens and Danny Boggs. Entrusted to Bright.

LEWIS: John T. (Jack) Lewis Jr., former manager of the. U. S. Smelting, Refining & Refining Company operations at its Bayard Unit, died the past week in a Salt Lake City, Utah, hospital. Mr. Lewis was widely known in mining circles in the Western states and Mexico. When the U.S. mine closed down, he remained here in charge of the property until March, 1955, when he was transferred by the company in Salt Lake City. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Theodosia Lewis, and a daughter, Mrs. T. P. Phillips, Tullock, Calif. Mrs. Phillips was the former Betty Anne Lewis. During the several years Mr. and Mrs. Lewis resided in Grant County.

LEWIS: Willie A. Lewis, 74, who had resided for 20 years in T or C before coming to Silver City three months ago, died Saturday at the Pleasant View Guest Home. He was a veteran of World War I. Graveside services, under the direction of Curtis Mortuary, were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Memory Lane Cemetery, with Eugene Clapp of the Silver City Church of Christ officiating, Survivors of Mr. Lewis include a brother, Henry Lewis of Houston, TX a half-brother, Mack Rhodes of Las Cruces, and a half sister, Mrs. Mildred Denmann of Houston.

LEWIS: Ashley Diane Lewis, infant daughter of Casey and Donna Lewis of Silver City, died Sunday in the Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. She is survived by her parents; by her paternal grandparents, Junior and Kay Ann Lewis of Cliff; and her maternal grandparents, Joe D. and Billie June Dunkerson of Buckhorn. A graveside funeral service was held this morning at 10 in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila with the Rev. David Goble of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Joe D. Dunkerson Jr., Henry Dunkerson, Bobby Lewis and Kevin McCauley. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LEWIS: Clarence Raymond Lewis, 96, died Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation was to be held from 2-6p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service will be held there Saturday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Al Bunting of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Mr. Lewis was born Nov. 5, 1894, in Denton County, Texas. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War I. After the war, he worked as a driller in the oil fields of Oklahoma and California. He moved in 1933 to Deming, where he bought a farm east of town. He was instrumental in helping farmers in the area implement programs designed to bring them out of the Depression. He served on the Deming School Board from 1939 to 1952. Mr. Lewis and his wife, Winnie, farmed in Mississippi from 1952 to 1962, when they returned to Deming to retire. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Ruth Hornbeck of Silver City and Kathryn Hofacket of Deming; a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lewis of Deming; a brother, George Lewis of Lawton, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Joanne Chintis, Cherry Ivans, Mike Hofacket, Paula Weber, Pat Lewis, Paul Lewis, Kathy Von Ende and Elizabeth Stuart; 14 great-grandchildren, Coby Lewis, Curtis Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Meghan Lewis, Lyn Sherman, Alan Chintis, Darrell Ivans, Robert Ivans, Russell Weber, Patty Weber, Leandra Hofacket, Jarod Hofacket, Brandon Hofacket; and a great-great-granddaughter, Collecia Sherman. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Jack Lewis, two brothers and five sisters. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

LEWIS: Mrs. Corine Patterson Lewis, lifelong resident of the Cliff area, died Tuesday morning in Silver City. She was 29. Survivors are her husband, Allison Lewis; one son, James; a daughter, Phyllis; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Patterson, all of Cliff; and two brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in the Gila Cemetery.

LEWIS: Gus O. Lewis, 86, died Thursday, September 13, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Lewis was born in Comanche, Texas and had lived in the Grant County area since 1943 where he was a rancher. Mr. Lewis is survived by his sister, Mrs. Callie Bell Jones of Trinidad, Colorado and two nephews, Victor L. Graham of Las Cruces and Clifford Lewis of Amarillo, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean A. Eckert in August of this year. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Reverend Don Wiley officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were, Frank Vesely, Bill Laney, Hugh Hodge, Eddie Gutierrez, Marion Crumbley and Deily Crumbley.

LEWIS: The family and friends of Jack Lewis, 63, resident of 1301 Saddler gathered at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel to share their memories and celebrate their lives which have been greatly enriched by his generous and loving spirit. He was born Nov. 5, 1920 in Walters, OK and moved with his parents, Clarence and Winnie Lewis, from Long Beach, Ca. to Deming in 1933. Jack married Marjorie Thompson on April 25, 1946 and returned to Deming to farm. Though they also lived in Miss. and Albuquerque for a few years, Deming was the home to which they returned to rear their four children, Kathryn (VonEnde), Patrick, Elizabeth and Paul. The immediate family also includes Richard VonEnde, Jeanie More Lewis, Kathy Taylor Lewis and grandson Coby Ryan Lewis, son of Patrick and Jeanie. Pallbearers were Steve Edwards, David Edwards, Croft Edwards, Mike Hofacket, Guy Dunivan and Bob Speir. Honorary bearers named were Rusty Hofacket, Bob Hornbeck, James Thompson, John Thompson, Lewis Thompson, John Edwards, Lee Pelayo, Malcolm Frosch, Kenneth Holdridge and Larry Hooper. A Prisoner of War Honor Guard was in attendance as Kent Cooper officiated at the service. Speakers were Bob Thompson, Louie Mendoza and Richard VonEnde. Music was provided by Dr. Patricia Williams Boyd, Dr. John Edwards and Nina Viramontes.

LEWIS:  James Russell Lewis, 82, resident north of Deming died at his home recently. He was born Oct. 3, 1902 in Penasco and was retired from structural steel work. Ten years ago he moved to Deming from Bayard and was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lewis in Feb. of 1981. A private committal took place and no services were planned. Survivors include two sons, Bob Lewis of Deming and Bill Lewis of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas Lewis, Hope and Manley Lewis of Ok.; two sisters, Dump Bass, Hope and Molly McDonald, Douglas, AZ; two grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

LEWIS: Juanita Bonnell Lewis, 65, a lifetime area resident, entered life eternal Wednesday evening at her home. She was born March 5, in Watson, Okla. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Don Atchley, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Elzie Lewis of the home; one son, Terry Lewis and his wife, Frances, of Silver City; two daughters, Lovella Smith and her husband, Donald, of Silver City, and Sue Patterson and her husband, Lester, of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Evon Bleak of Bayard; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Rusty Lewis, Dale Patterson, Corky Smith, Randy Woodard, Steve Woodard and Chris Peralta. Honorary bearers will be Robert Woodard, Tex Lowry, Bill Williams, Bill Coleman and Don Werner. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEWIS: Lloyd "Buzz" Lewis, 68, a resident of Silver City passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1925, to Roy S. and Renna (Teeter) Lewis in Albuquerque. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He married G. Laverne Boggs on June 12, 1947, in Portales. Mr. Lewis moved to Silver City in 1971. On June 7, 1988, he retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, G. Laverne Lewis of Silver City; three sons, Rodger Lewis and his wife, Virginia, of Hurley, Jimmy Lewis of Denver, and David Lewis and his wife Robin, of Silver City; two daughters, Sharon Hillman and her husband, Tom, of Silver City and Terry Cymbal and her husband, Marty, of Anaheim, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place from noon until 7 p.m. Sunday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will take place Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City beginning with a visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Bishop Samuel Dye officiating. Interment will take place in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Pallbearers will be Autumn Sky Owens, Kleer Lewis, Roy Lewis, Koy Lewis Breezy Summerfield, Jerry Boggs and Bill Boggs. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

LEWIS: Mrs. Lorena Moss Lewis, a 70 year resident of Grant County, passed away at her home in Silver City, April 1, 1970. Mrs. Lewis was born in Junction, Texas, May 25, 1886. "Grandma Lewis," as she was affectionately known, moved with her family to Grant County in 1900. In 1902, Mrs. Lewis married William Hinton Moss. To this marriage was born four children, Lou, Ellen, Leona and Franklin. Mr. Moss preceded Lorena in death in February, 1932. In 1933, she married W. F. "Bill" Lewis, who passed away in Jan., 1952. Mrs. Lewis lived on the Gila River until the past three years. She was a member of the Silver City Chapter, No. 3, Order of Eastern Star, an honorary member of the Cliff Gila FFA Chapter, a charter member of the Home Extension Club in Cliff, and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Leona Rice of Cliff, Ellen Barrows of Silver City; one son, Lou Moss of Anchorage, Alaska; and one stepson, Allison Lewis of Elko, Nevada; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one brother, H.R. Herman of Cliff; and one sister-in-law, Vivian Feenan, of El Monte, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, with graveside burial at the Gila Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Rice, Leon Lewis, Jeff Turner, John Neal, Steve Wilmeth and Paul Wilmeth, all grandsons of Mrs. Lewis.

LEWIS: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. Mattie J. Lewis, 81, of Hanover, who died early Friday. She had been a resident of Hanover for the past 20 years. She is survived by two sons, Jerry R. Lewis, Pueblo, Colo. and Gus C. Lewis, Hanover; two daughters, Mrs. B.J. Jones, Trinidad, Colo. and Mrs. Jon Eckert, Hanover; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Wright, Fort Sumner and Mrs. Lucy Roberts, Eden, Tex.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The Rev. Hillary Howell of the Santa Rita Baptist Church officiated at the services. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery.

LEWIS: Mrs. W.A. Lewis, 55, died Tuesday at Truth or Consequences. Funeral services will be held there and burial will take place here in the Silver cemetery directed by the Cox Mortuary. Surviving are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. George Talley, Mrs. Vivian Hyde and Mrs. Helen Lavowe; two sons, Earl, China Lake, Calif. and Milton, San Diego, Calif.; and mother, Mrs. Margaret Cowan, Bayard.

LEWIS: Winnie Lee Lewis, 89, of Deming, died Tuesday at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Visitation was today at 8:30 a.m. in Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming and the funeral service was this afternoon at 2 followed by interment in the Mountain View Cemetery of Deming. She was born March 13, 1899, in Sanger, Texas. She married Clarence Raymond Lewis on July 5, 1918, in Walters, Okla., and this year celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary. Survivors are her husband of the home; a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lewis of Deming, who is the wife of her son, Jack, who preceded her in death; two daughters, Betty Ruth Hornbeck and her husband, Bob of Silver City and Kathryn VonEnde of Lawrence, Kan., Elizabeth Stuart of Albuquerque, Paul Lewis of Las Cruces, Joanne Chintis of El Paso, Texas, Charry Ivans of Silver City, Mike Hofacket of Deming and Paula Weber of Baltimore, Md.; 11 great-grand children; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Lillian Speir of Fort Worth, Texas, Cecil Boyer of Walters, Okla., and Lucille McCarry, Belen. She and her husband moved to Deming in 1933 where they farmed east of Deming before their retirement. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LEWIS: Elzie L. Lewis, 70, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1925, in Connerville, Okla., to Claude and Olivia Lewis. He came to Grant County in 1942 and worked for the Burro Chief Copper Co. and later Arrow Butane Co. of Las Cruces. From 1962 to 1982, he was the owner and operator of the Diamond Shamrock Service Station on Pinos Altos Road. The service station is still owned and operated by the Lewis family. His love of the outdoors, hunting, and fishing was surpassed only by his love for his family and the time spent with them. He is survived by his wife, Faye Lewis of the home; a son, Terry Lewis, and his wife, Frances, of Silver City; a stepson, George Williams, and his wife, Becky, of Silver City; his daughters, Lovella Smith and her husband, Donald, of Silver City, and Sue Patterson and her husband, Lester, also of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Edith Faye Shellhorn, and her husband, Randolph, of Silver City; his two brothers, Arthur Lewis and his wife Margaret of Benwheeler TX,, Robbie, of Dallas, and Bill Lewis and his wife, Margaret, of Benwheeler, Texas; his sister, Maudie Lowery, and her husband, Kenneth, of Phoenix; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita Bonnell Lewis; is brother, Everett Lewis; and two sisters, May Lewis and Bernice McCause. Visitation for Mr. Lewis will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Don Atchley of Faith Baptist Church of Silver City will officiate. Concluding services and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Dale Patterson, Robert, Randy and Steve Woodard, Rusty Lewis and Rudy Gonzales. Honorary bearers are his brothers, Arthur and Bill Lewis, George Williams, Chris Peralla and Wayne Frost. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEWIS: Sharon Elaine Lewis, 51, a lifelong resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest May 9 at a hospital in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobbie L. Gardner and Robert W. Gardner. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Raymond M. Lewis, and two daughters, Natalie and Ginger Lewis. She is also survived by two sisters, Yvonne Russell of Albuquerque and Barbara Billings of Silver City. She had numerous nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles. Mrs. Lewis had a heart transplant in 1988. She was the 31st heart transplant patient at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Mrs. Lewis' name to a favorite charity

LEWKOWITZ: Sara "Dolly" Lewkowitz nee Scally, 76, a former Silver City resident, died Friday in Middletown, Calif. She was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Silver City. She was a housewife. She was married to Joe Lewkowitz in 1934 and moved to San Francisco. Mrs. Lewkowitz is survived by her husband, four boys and three girls, many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Services will be held in Daly City, Calif., Wednesday.

LEYBA: Andres Hernandez Leyba, 75, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Sunday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1923, in Silver City to the late Magdalena Leyba and Maria (Hernandez) Leyba. He was a retired powder man at Luck Mine in Silver City. Mr. Leyba was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a very traditional man and implemented his strong value system on his immediate family. He also had a special gift with children. His unconditional love attracted children to his~ circle of life and always brought laughter to a sad child’s face. His loving way will never leave his family and friends. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting. and fishing. Visitation is this afternoon from 3 to 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 tonight, also at Baca’s. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eva Leyba; four sons, Robert Leyba and his wife ___, Michael Leyba and his wife, Rose, and Andy Leyba Jr. and his companion, Anna Miranda, all of Silver City, and Edward Leyba and his wife Lynette, of Tyrone; five daughters, Diana Yanez and her husband, Raul, of Santa Clara, and Delia Garcia and her husband, David, Patty Altamirano and her husband, Larry Altamirano Sr., Linda Sue Vasquez and her husband, Danny, and Lisa Gallegos and her husband, Roman, all of Silver City; three brothers, Magdaleno Leyba Jr. and his wife, Nellie, and Jose Leyba and his wife, Frances, all of Silver City, and Ramon Leyba of Hurley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Larry Altamirano Jr., Robert Leyba Jr., Adrian Melon, and George, Xavier and Raul Yañez Jr. Honorary bearers are the rest of his relatives and friends; Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: Adelina Maldonado Leyba, 42, a former Silver City resident, died Tuesday at her home in Henderson, Nev. She was born Sept. 8, 1945 in Long Beach, Calif., was a housewife and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Calling hours will be Friday from 3-5 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Prayer service will be at 7 Friday evening and the funeral service will be at 10 Saturday morning, with both services at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Weldon Coker officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Jose Ruben Leyba and an infant son, Jose Ruben Leyba, both of Henderson; a daughter, Amalia Andazola, of San Manuel, Ariz.; her mother, Adela Maldonado of Silver City; one brother, Ismael Maldonado of California; three sisters, Eva Acosta, Ruth Saucedo and Maryann Portillo, all of Silver City; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Rudy Maldonado, in 1980, and her father, Vicente R. Maldonado, in 1981. Casket bearers will be Aurelio Leyba, Jesus Leyba, Sam Saucedo Sr., Rafael Acosta, Ruben Portillo and Israel Romero. Honorary bearers will be Ralph Acosta, Sam Saucedo Jr., Ruben Andazola, Adam Acosta and Israel Torres. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: Andrea Anaya Leyba, 77, a longtime resident of Central, entered life eternal Tuesday at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1914, in Arrey. Mrs. Leyba was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church, and was devoted to raising her children and grandchildren. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7, with the Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 11 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Central Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include two sons, Jose Antonio Anaya of Central, and Gene Leyba and his wife, Tina, and son Mark; a daughter-in-law, Alice Contreras Anaya of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren, James Anaya, Janna Happle, Patty and Rex Gurney, and Ruth and Michael Harrison; and two sisters, Julia Vera of Fresno, Calif. and Veronica Garcia of Selma, Calif. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two aunts, Teresa Trujillo and Mariana Leyba, and an uncle, Crestino Leyba. Casket bearers will be Harold Goodyear, Charlie Goodyear, Steve Chacon, James Anaya, Ralph Cardoza, and Howard Jones. Honorary bearers will be Mark Leyba, Brian Jones and Richard Anway. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: Cerilo G Leyba died Thursday morning in Silver City. Mr. Leyba as born in San Juan and had been a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Bayard Apostolic Church and served his life as a pastor when he was ordained to the ministry in 1930. Throughout his years until his retirement from the ministry in 1975, he served as bishop for the Apostolic Church of the Faith in Jesus Christ. Mr. Leyba is survived by his wife, Leonor H. Leyba of Bayard; four daughters, Soila Ochoa of Denver, Colo., Dorcas Cordova of Bernalillo, Lydia Castillo of Bayard and Ruth Salas of Silver City; three sons, Manuel Leyba of Silver City, Elie Leyba of Phoenix AZ, and Zacqueo Leyba of Albuquerque one sister, Lucinda Garcia of Cuchillo, 28 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Evening services will be held at 7 Sunday and funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday. Both services will be held in the Bayard Apostolic Church with the Rev. Richard Ochoa officiating. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be David Leyba, Nathaniel Ochoa, Jonathan Cordova, Mark Castillo, Clemente Leyba and Robert Cordova. Honorary pallbearers will be Ezequiel Ochoa, Andrew Ochoa, Thomas Cordova, Israel Castillo, Raymond Leyba and Tony Leyba. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LEYBA: Concepcion A. Leyba, 74, a retired teacher’s aide, entered into rest Monday at her residence in Central. She was born in Naco, Ariz., on Oct. 20, 1919, to Asencion and Jovita (Corral) Alcaraz. Mrs. Leyba was active in many organizations, including the Grant-Luna County Foster Grandparents, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the League of Sacred Heart. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. Calling hours will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church in Central. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Surviving are her two daughters and sons-in-law, Estella and Adam Silva of Central, and Martha and Michael Molinaro of Washingtonville, NY, a brother, Angel Alcaraz of Silver City; a sister, Lucy Peralta of Santa Ana, Calif; grandchildren, Debra Soto, Kathy Silva, Dennis Chanez and Gabriel Silva; and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Soto, Santana Silva, and Matthew and Michael Chanez. Preceding her in death was her husband, Enrique A. "Henry" Leyba, in 1992. Serving as casket bearers will be Ernie Soto, Dennis Chanez, Gabriel Silva, Euphemio Gonzales, Henry Atencio, Lawrence Atencio, Raul Gonzales and Elmo Padilla. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: Crestina Torrez Leyba, 75, of Silver City entered eternal rest Friday, Nov. 27, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Gila. Mrs. Leyba was a home-maker and a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 5-7 tonight at Baca’s “Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Colgan officiating. Committal rites and burial will follow in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Isabel L. Silva of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers, Lorenzo Torrez of Tucson, Celestino Torrez of Hayden, Ariz., Demesio Torrez of Santa Clara and Paz Torrez of Santa Clara; two sisters, Anseima Polanco of Tucson and Martimiana Estrada of Silver City; three grandchildren, Tim Silva of Oracle, Ariz., Denise Martinez of Tucson and Steve Silva of Las Cruces; and seven great- grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Tim Silva, Steve Silva, Trinity Silva, Jason Silva, Pat Torrez and Cleo Polanco. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels

LEYBA: Cristina L. Leyba, 52, died Wednesday, October 17, in Bayard. Mrs. Leyba was born in Mexico and had been a life long resident of Grant County. She was a member of the Bayard Apostolic Church. Mrs. Leyba is survived by her husband, Manuel R. Leyba of Bayard, two daughters, Drucilla Rueda of Silver City, Christina Leyba of Bayard, two sons, David Leyba and Clemente Leyba both of Bayard, two sisters, Aurora Avalos of Bayard, Magdalena Salaz of California and one grandchild. Evening services were held Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Church of Bayard with Reverend Martin Vasquez officiating. Burial followed in Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rafael Rueda, John Medina, Luis Gutierrez, Nicholas Castillo, Samuel Huerta and David Provencio.

LEYBA: Eddie Joe Majalca Leyba Jr., 5, died Sunday, April 9 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Aug. 25, 1983. Survivors are his father, Edward Leyba, his mother, Lynette Majalca Leyba, and his brother, Patrick Leyba, all of Tucson; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andres Leyba and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Majalca, all of Silver City. Rosary will be recited today and burial will be Wednesday in the Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson. Funeral arrangements are by Tucson Mortuary, 204 S. Stone Ave.

LEYBA: Mrs. Elvira Leyba a former resident of Silver City passed away Saturday in Los Angeles. She was the aunt of Mrs. Richard Sierra.

LEYBA: Enrique "Henry" Alires Leyba, a resident of Central, entered life eternal Sunday in Albuquerque. He was born May 5, 1918; Mr. Leyba was a member of the Catholic Church, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. Mr. Leyba retired as a general contractor, and later retired from Sharon Steel as a carpenter. Calling hours will be from 2-5 Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by the New Mexico National Guard. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Concepcion "Concha" Leyba of Central; two daughters, Estella Silva and her husband, Adam, of Central, and Martha Molinaro and her husband, Mike, of Washingtonville, N.Y.; two brothers, Cayetano Leyba of Central and Fernando Leyba of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Frances Ramirez, of Silver City and Pauline Atencio of Central. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Deborah Soto, Kathy Ann Silva, Dennis Chavez and Gabriel Silva; three great-grand children Nathan Silva Soto, Nicholas Ernest Soto and Matthew Henry Chavez; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Casket bearers will be Dennis Chavez, Gabriel Silva, Ernie Ramirez, Henry Atencio and Euphemio Gonzales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: Prayers were said by the Rev. Fr. R. A. Yonder Haar at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Ermelinda Leyba, six-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Leyba of Silver City, who passed away Monday. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

LEYBA:  Ernesto F. Leyba, 43, Silver City, died late Saturday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cox Mortuary Chapel followed by mass at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church, followed at 10 o' clock by burial in the Fort Bayard cemetery, with military honors. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Sara F. Leyba; four sisters, Mrs. Sara Parra and Miss Lucie Leyba, Silver City; Mrs. Eugenio Garcia, Hurley; Mrs. Aurora Barela, Silver Bell, Ariz. and a brother, Rudy Leyba, also of Silver Bell.

LEYBA: Josefa Alirez Leyba, 89, longtime resident of Central, died Thursday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1987 in Pinos Altos, was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, and was active in the Senior Citizens Center. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at Santa Clara's with a rosary service following at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Santa Clara's at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Paul Ragazinskas will officiate and interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include three sons, Enrique and Cayetano Leyba of Central and Fernando Leyba of Albuquerque; two daughters, Paula Atencio of Central and Frances Ramirez of Silver City; a sister, Adelaida Dominguez of Sherman; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gregory, Henry, Jesse, and Lawrence Atencio, Eddie Ramirez and Manuel Lucero. Honorary pall bearers will be Greg Sierra, Pat, Tommy, Jerry, and Archie Leyba, Pat, Michael and Henry Atencio Jr; Robbi and Brian Ramirez, Gary and Larry Chavez, Gabriel Silva, and Dennis Chanez. Baca's Funeral chapels of Deming are in charge of arrangements.

LEYBA: Leonor R. Leyba, 85, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1905, in San Lorenzo. She is survived by three sons, Manuel and his wife, Ester, of Silver City, Eliseo of Phoenix, and Zaqueo and his wife, Rachel, of Albuquerque; and four daughters, Soila Ochoa and her husband, the Rev. Richard Ochoa, of Denver, Dorcas Cordova and her husband, Harold, who are residing in Korea, Lydia Castillo and husband, the Rev. Nicolas Castillo, Jr., of Bayard, and Ruth Leyba of Bernalillo. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cirilo G. Leyba, on Jan. 18, 1986. Visitation was to be held today from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Services will be held at the Evening Light Tabernacle, Bayard, today at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, also in the Evening Light Tabernacle, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Leyba, Nathaniel Ochoa, Jonathon Cordova, Raymond Leyba, Mark Castillo and Clemente Leyba. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Ochoa, Cid Castillo, Bobby Garcia, Tommy Cordova, Robert Cordova and Tony Leyba. The family members selected the Curtis-Bright Funeral home to serve them.

LEYBA: Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church for Magdaleno L. Leyba, lifelong resident of Grant County who died Sunday at his home in Silver City. An employee of the city, the deceased was 73 at the time of death. Funeral mass was said at the church at 9:00 a.m. with burial services held at 4:00 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ramon Borrego and Mrs. Frank Soto; and six sons, Martin, Manuel, Jose, Andres, Magdaleno, Jr. and Ramon. There are also twenty grandchildren. Mr. Leyba had been a faithful employee of the Town of Silver City for the past 34 years. A member of the street cleaning department, he conducted his humble duties faithfully and efficiently. He had been in ill health for the past three months; about the only interval in many years that he was absent from his appointed rounds. As reward for his service, the city council voted just this month to award him a monthly pension, but death intervened before it could be established.

LEYBA: Magdelano L Leyba, a resident of Grant County died last night in his home here. He was 73 He had been employed by the city for a number of years. Survivors are his wife, two daughters. Mrs. Ramon Borrego and Mrs. Frank Soto, and six sons, Martin, Manual, Jose, Andrea, Magdelano jr, and Ramon. He also leaves 20 grandchildren. Funeral mass will be said on St. Vincent de Paul church at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Catholic cemetery under the direction of Cox mortuary.

LEYBA: Manuel H. Leyba, 76, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1916, in Silver City to Magdaleno and Refugia Hernandez Leyba. He retired from Western New Mexico University as a painter. He was a Roman Catholic and a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Leyba was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. Calling hours are from 3 until 9 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated by the Rev. Rod Nichols at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Christina Torres Leyba of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Isabel and Jimmy C. Silva of Kearny, Ariz.; five brothers, Martin, Jose, Andres, Magdaleno Leyba Jr. and Ramon Leyba, all of Silver City; and two sisters, Juana Borrego of Silver City and Candida Soto of Sacramento, Calif. His grandchildren include Timothy James Silva of Oracle, Ariz., Steven John and Doris Silva of Las Cruces, and Denise Borrego of San Manuel, Ariz. Great-grandchildren are Roslynn, Jason and Eric Silva of Las Cruces, and Trinity J. Denille and Amber Silva of Oracle. Pallbearers will be Tim and Steve Silva, Robert Borrego Jr., Joe Ray Jr., Pete Torres and Ramon G. Leyba. The Knights of Columbus will serve as honorary pallbearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LEYBA: A man identified as Martin Garcia Leyba of Silver City died in a police detention station at Juarez, Mexico Saturday. He had been taken into custody for disorderly conduct and intoxication. Investigation revealed he had hanged himself with his belt.

LEYBA: Ricardo C Leyba, 14, died Sunday of injuries received in an auto accident on the Cliff Highway. Ricardo, a native of Silver City, was a student at Stout Junior High School. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon H. Leyba of Silver City; three brothers, Ramon, of the U. S. Army, Alex and Joe, both of Silver City; five sisters, Mary Ann, Zenaida, Valentina, Peggy Ann and Mary Ruth, all of Silver City; his grandmother, Mrs. Antonia Gonzales of Silver City. Rosary services were held in the. Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with the funeral Mass being recited today at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Vincent dc Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dennis Acosta, Jesus Leyba, Ernest Fisher, Sammy Arellano, Michael Leyba and Rafael Medina.

LEYBA: Mrs. Sara Leyba, 69, of Silver City, was fatally injured last Thursday about 8:30 p.m. when struck by a hit-run car at the intersection of Hudson and 8th St. The victim died Saturday morning in Hillcrest General Hospital. Chief Tommy Ryan and officers of the Police Department made an Immediate Investigation of the accident, and began an intensive search for the driver of the death car who had not been apprehended up to Wednesday and this search was still continuing with the Sheriffs Department and State Police cooperating. The accident was Silver City’s first pedestrian traffic fatality in nine years. There were only meager clues to assist officers in apprehending the driver of the car, but as the search continued officers were certain he would be found. Rosary services for Mrs. Leyba were held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Mass was said Tuesday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Leyba is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dora Barela of Silver Bell, Ariz., and Mrs. Lucia Shaffer of Silver City; a son, Rudy Leyba, of Silver Bell; a brother, Antonio Lopez; and a sister, Lucia Fernandez, both of Los Angeles, CA; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

LIBBY: Glendon Howard Libby, 95, of Reserve passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born Nov. 4, 1897, to Howard and Angie (Weed) Libby in Waterville, Maine. Mr. Libby is survived by a son, Rod G. Libby, and his wife, Calve, of Reserve; a daughter, Betty E. Paul, and her husband, Ted, of Pasadena, Calif.; a brother, Howard Libby of Burnham, Maine; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn M. Libby, in 1975. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Reserve Baptist Church. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Keith Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in the Reserve Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Glen Libby Memorial Youth Fund in care of the Reserve Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral home of Silver City.

LIEBHART: Mrs. Liebhart was born Oct. 11, 1949, in Quincy, Ill., to Lloyd and Ura Wright Ardrey. On May 26, 1984, she married Steve Liebhart in Siloam Park, Ill. She enjoyed doing artwork. She was self-employed. Mrs. Liebhart was a member of the Baptist Church and the feast Cancer Support group of Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Steve Liebhart of Faywood. Visitation will be Monday at 10 am at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 2 in the afternoon at the Faywood Cemetery with Mr. David Strain officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LIEDER: Paul Louis Lieder, 73, died March 24 in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 14, 1915, in Germany, was a cook and a welder, and served three years with the U.S. Army during World War II. Private graveside services were held today in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with David Strain officiating. Mr. Lieder is survived by a son, Louis G. Lieder of Manorille, N.Y. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LIGHT: Clyde Light, 73 of Dudleyville, Ariz., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, in Tucson. He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Pinos Altos to Jesse and Lillie Light, one of nine children. He served in the Navy during World War II, and then returned to the Silver City area to marry Naomi Bowan in 1947. They had two children, Judy and Gary. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary, in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Naomi, and daughter, Judy Sims of Dudleyville; four grandsons; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were to be held this morning at The Assembly of God Church in Winkleman, Ariz.

LIGHT: David Melvin Light, 52, of Silver City, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born in Pinos Altos and was a life-long resident of Grant County. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Scottie Light of Silver City; two sons, Ivan Light and Dale Light of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Melba Lee Light of Silver City; two step-children, Gerald Patrick Light and Anna Lorraine Light of Silver City; his mother, Mrs. Lillie Light of Silver City; four brothers, Jessie and W. C. Light of Silver City, Clyde Light of Hayden. Ariz., and Alvin Light of Burley; and four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Ramsey of Silver City, Mrs. Velma Harris of Phoenix, Aria., Mrs. Ada Brown of Oregon and Mrs. Lillie Murphy of Las Vegas, Nev. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites will be Dr. Claude Williams, of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Pinos Altos Cemetery.

LIGHT: Frank Light, long time president of the American National Bank, ‘and prominent in business circles throughout the state died Sunday at the Western Elder Care center in Albuquerque. He was 88. Light was with the American National Bank for about 50 years, and had been president of the bank 38 years when he retired in 1970. Light served actively in a wide variety of local and state wide civic activities. He was on the board of regents of the University of New Mexico at one time and also served for several years on the board of regents of New 1Mèxico State University. He was active in farm and ranch affairs, including soil conservation efforts, and was a member of the New Mexico cattle Growers Association. Light was one of the few Rhodes Scholars ever elected from New Mexico. He graduated from Oxford in 1908, and served on the Rhodes Scholar selection committee for the western United States for many years. He was secretary treasurer of the Cottage Sanatorium when it was widely known for its care and treatment of tuberculosis patients. Light organized the Pioneer Foundation in Grant County and was one of the founders of the Silver City Public Library. The deceased came to Grant County when he was four. His father, Dr. Charles M. Light became the president of the New Mexico Normal school, now Western New Mexico University. Light Hall on the campus is named after Dr. Light. Light was married the former Maude Cosgrove Silver City, who preceded him in death in 1971. His son John also preceded him in death on January 18 of this year. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ann Johnson, Albuquerque, a sister, Nina Bock, Alexandria, Virginia, and two granddaughters, Mrs. Susan Jolly, Albuquerque and Miss Charlotte Johnson, Loved, Colorado. Services will be held in Silver City at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 19, at the United Presbyterian Church, with Reverend James McClelland officiating. The remains are to be cremated. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Silver City Public Library.

LIGHT: Long time resident and native Silver Cityian, John Light, 56, died January 18 in Hillcrest Hospital following a stroke. He had suffered a previous stroke two and a half years previously. Mr. Light who was educated of State Teachers College high school and the University of New Mexico served in the United States diplomatic corps during the war as vice consul in Aruba, West Indies. He later attended the University of Chicago and served as a teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico, and was in the pharmaceutical business in Albuquerque until 197l, when he returned to Silver City. Mr. Light is survived by his father Frank Light of Silver City, and his sister, Mrs. Ann Johnson of Albuquerque. Out of respect for the wishes of the deceased and the family, no services were held.

LIGHT: Alvin A. Light, 55, of Hurley died May 9 in Silver City. Mr. Light was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Santa Rita, the son of Jess and Lillie Cothrun Light. He was a lifetime Grant County resident and was employed as a warehouse superintendent of Kennecott for 34 years before retiring in Feb. 1981. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the Hurley Community Church. Mr. Light is survived by two sons, Jeff Light of Buffalo, Wyo. and James Light of the U.S. Naval Station in Guam; two daughters, Lois Balke and Laura P. Filkins both of Hurley; three sisters, Mabel Ramsey of Silver City, Velma Harris of Sun City, Ariz., and Lillie Murphy of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Wilburn "Buddy" Light of Silver City and Clyde "Jack" Light of Kearny, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Schultz and Rev. David Stain of the Hurley Community Church officiating. Interment followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers were W.S. Frazier, Adelino Grijalva, Richard Graham, Dennis Balke, M. G. Gatlin and S.A. Macias. The family requests that friends who wish to contribute to the Respiratory Therapy Unit at Hillcrest General Hospital.

LIGHT: Dorothy Frances Light, 54, wife of Alvin Light, died May 9 in Silver City. Mrs. Light was born April 26, 1928 in Magdalena, N.M., the daughter of Thomas and Frances Graham Tefertiller. She was a lifetime resident of Grant County and was a member of the Hurley Community Church. Mrs. Light is survived by two sons, Jeff Light of Buffalo, Wyo., and James Light of the U.S. Naval Station in Guam; two daughters, Lois Balke and Laura P. Filkins both of Hurley; one sister, Betty Ferguson of Ogden, Utah; a brother, Tom Tefertiller of Deming; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were May 13 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Schultz and Rev. David Strain of the Hurley Community Church officiating. Interment followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Fraser, Jerry VanWinkle, Clinton Philips, Kim Neale, James Wylie and Barry Allison. The family requests that friends who wish may contribute to the Respiratory Therapy Unit at Hillcrest General Hospital.

LIGHT: Mrs. Eva Maxine Light, 60, passed away Sunday, February 5 in Ames, Iowa. Mrs. Light, a native of Mercer County, Ill., had resided in Silver City until two weeks before her death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sherman of Silver City, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Vera Mundell of Moline, Ill., two brothers, Lytle Stratton of Plymouth, Ill. and Leonard Stratton of Orion, Ill. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Swartzel of the Church of God officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be William Sherman, Buddy Light, Franklin Sherman, Joe Howell, Richard Fahrlender and Charles Kearns. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Barnum, Frank Alderette, Alvin Light and Ivan Light.

LIGHT: Mrs. Lillie L. Light, 79, died at Hillcrest Hospital April 7. She was a native of Georgetown and had lived in the Grant County area all her life. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Mabel Ramsey of Silver city, Mrs. Velma Harris of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Ada Brown of Riddle, Oregon and Mrs. Lillie Murphy of Las Vegas, Nevada; four sons, Jessie J. Jr., of Arenas Valley, Wilburn C. of Silver City, Alvin A. of Hurley and Clyde L. of Kearney, Arizona; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Eva Watkins of Cliff. Funeral services were at the Curtis- Bright Funeral Chapel Tuesday with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bryan Mayes, Joe Ray Howell, Jack Sherman, Don Hardesty, Ray Horcasitas, Jr., and Fred Balkey.

LIGHT: Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home for Mrs. Maude Cosgrove Light who died Saturday morning at the Light's suburban home north of Silver City. Mrs. Light was born in Silver City, a a member of the pioneer Cosgrove family, and had resided here all of her life. She was actively interested in community affairs, having served on the board of the local hospital for many years, during which time she served several terms as board president; she was a member of the board of the Grant County Chapter of the American Red Cross, having held offices on the board; and was a charter member of AG Chapter, P.E.O., when the chapter was organized in Silver City. Immediate survivors of the deceased include her husband, Frank Light, retired president of the American National Bank of Silver City; a son, John Light of Albuquerque, a daughter, Mrs. Ann Johnson of Albuquerque; and two granddaughters. Others here for the funeral include member of the Cosgrove family, a niece of Mr. Light's, Mrs. (Barbara) Kenneth Noble of El Monte, Calif., and a nephew, Edward Cosgrove of Paradise, Calif. The Rev. C.M. Henderson, pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiated at the funeral services will be held at a later date.

LIGHT: Wilburn C. "Buddy" Light, died Jan. 10 in Sun City, Ariz. He was born Oct. 9, 1921 in Pinos Altos, the son of Jesse J. and Lillie C. Light. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Light is survived by one brother, Jack Light of Kearney, Ariz; three sisters, Mable Ramsey of Silver City, Velma Harris of Sun City Ariz. and Lillie Murphy of Las Vegas, Nev; one daughter, Caroline; one grandchild and 16 nieces and nephews. Services were held Jan. 13 at Curtis-Bright Chapel under the direction of Rev. Kenneth Schultz and David Strain, with interment following at the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Fred Balkey, Ivan Light, Jim Light, Gary Light, Franklin Davis and Larry Filkins. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Gruwell, Jack Lee and Don Wolf. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LIGHT: Gary Ray Light, 43, died Monday in Duddlyville, Ariz. He was born May 4, 1952, in Santa Rita to Clyde L. "Jack" Light and Naomi Bowan Light. Survivors include his mother and father one sister, Judy Sims; two nephews, Darrel and Clint Dollar; two nieces, Kristy and Roberta Sims; four grandnieces, Chelsea, Brandi, Mechelle and Kelly Dollar, all of Duddlyville; his uncles, Jack Bowan and Paul Bowan of Silver City, Alfred Bowan of Playas and Bill Bowan of Kearny, Ariz.; his aunts, Jane Hardesty, Betty Swaim, Nadine Matthews and Mable Ramsey of Silver City, Joann Turner of El Paso, Texas, Lily Murphey of Moyer, OK and Velma Harris of Phoenix; and numerous cousins, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Winkleman, Ariz., with the Rev. James Trewern officiating.

LIGHTFOOT: John Lightfoot, 74, a Silver City pioneer, died in Safford, Ariz. on June 9. He was born in Silver City Nov. 28, 1880 and lived much of his life in this vicinity. In the days of the boom in mining at Mogollon, he was one of the freighters who drove wagon teams over the road across the mountains and valleys. Later he farmed at San Simon, Ariz., and then moved to Safford where he died after a long illness. He married Dora Carter in 1898 and they were the parents of five children. Mrs. Lightfoot died in 1913. In 1930 he married Sarah Carlton who survives him. He is also survived by three sons, Walter of Phoenix, Carl of Downey, Calif. and Joe of Glenwood; two daughters, Myrtle Dannelley of Silver City and Ethel of Downey, Calif.; one brother, Henry of Reno, Nev. and two sisters, Jenny Lacy of San Simon and Frances Herrell of Phoenix. Funeral services were held June 11 in Safford at the First Baptist Church with interment in the Safford cemetery. Local people who attended the services were Mrs. Myrtle Dannelley and sons, Richard and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Lacy.

LIKE: Lowell C. Like, 84, a former Grant County resident, died Friday, Feb. 16, in Mesa, Ariz. He was born March 10, 1911, in Spickard, Mo., to Charles B. and Viola (Campbell) Like. He moved to Hiawatha, Kan., when he was 14 years old, graduating from Hiawatha High School in 1930. He graduated from Central Business College in Kansas City, Mo., in 1931 and started U.S. Civil Service work in Gasconade, Mo. He married his high school sweetheart, Nellie Frances Dannenberg, in 1932. He served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Like was director of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fort Bayard from 1948-5 1. He was a VA hospital director until 1969, when be moved to Yucca Valley, Calif. He moved to Mesa in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Frances Like of Mesa; two daughters, Carol Kay Bustard of Sebastopol, Calif., and Patricia Scwichtenber of Livingston, Texas; a son, James Lee Like of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Charles Like and Philip Like of Dalhart, Texas; two sisters, Veta Wakefield of Independence, Mo., and Joyce Walton of Mascoutah, Kan. five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Lowell Robert Like; and a sister, Letha Robins. Services were held Wednesday at East Mesa Christian Church He was interred at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa. Arrangements were by Chapel of Prayer Funeral Home of Mesa.

LIME: A long time resident and highly respected Silver City businessman Mah Foon Lime, died June 30 in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was 78. Popularly known as Lem, the deceased was in the restaurant business in Silver City for over 50 years. He started work in the French Kitchen in 1918, and later owned and operated the business. Subsequently he and Mrs. Lime operated the Manhattan Grill on Bullard for 28 years, and then the Chef Grill on Texas. Lem remained active in the business until ill health forced his retirement in 1973. For fifty years, Lem’s was a by-word for the place to eat in Silver City. Lem came to the United States from China when he was fourteen, attended school in San Francisco, lived at Fort Huachuca and El Paso during the Pancho Villa era and then settled in Silver City. In 1934 Lem married Sue Larr Lew of Deming. The six children born of this union all assisted in the restaurant business as they were growing up. Immediate survivors are his widow Sue, and five children James Frederick, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Jacqueline Streit, Nogales Arizona; Donna Josephine Lee Santa Monica; Olive Lime Streit, Ashland, Oregon, and Geoffrey Nathan, San Francisco. A son Richard Martin, in the Navy at the time and accepted for officer candidate school, died as the result of an automobile accident in 1962. Other survivors include a brother residing in Canada, a sister in Oakland, a sister in New Orleans, and a sister still living in China. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 5, at Memory Lane Cemetery by Reverend C. M. Henderson and Father Tom Chesterman. Sons and daughters of the deceased served as pallbearers and participated in the services. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Grant County Public Library.

LINAM:  Grace Alene Linam, 55, resident west of Deming died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 28, 1929 in Grapevine, Ark. and moved to Deming in July of 1980. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jerrold Lawson, Pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church officiated and interment followed at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Linam of the home; mother, Helen DeLay, Deming; sons, Gary Greene, Havre DeGrace, Maryland and Nate Linam, Deming; daughters, Sandra Brady, Lawton, Ok., Linda Wardell, Baltimore, Maryland; step-children, Patrick Linam, Tisha Onick both of El Paso, TX; sisters, Dorothy Goff, Chicago, Ill. and Shirley Douglas, St. Louis, Missouri and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gary Greene, Gene Brady, Walter Linam, Pat Linam, Billy Onick and Bob Pryor. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 

LINCOLN: Winfred J. Lincoln, Ph.D., 88, a resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lincoln was born in Mazomanie, Wis., to Frank and Louisa Lincoln on Aug. 18, 1908. He was married Dec. 24, 1948, to Aileen Lincoln in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Lincoln received his doctor's degree in business education from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1959. He served as chairman of the business education department at Western New Mexico University from 1945-73. He also earned a bachelor's degree from Whitewater State College; a bachelor of philosophy degree from the University of Wisconsin; and his master's degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Dr. Lincoln was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Aileen Lincoln; a son, John Lincoln, and his wife, Lucia, of Panama City, Panama; and a daughter, Jane Winrow, and her husband, Paul, of Cloudcroft. Dr. Lincoln is also survived by a brother, George Lincoln of Watertown, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 am at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Jim Wilson will officiate. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

LINDELL: Arnold Webster Lindell, mill clerk for the Kennecott Copper Corp at Hurley, died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday morning at his home. He was 64 years of age. A veteran employee of 28 years with Kennecott, Mr. Lindell was slated for retirement Jan. 1 and had been looking forward to that time with cheerful anticipation. He was a veteran of World War I and was closely affiliated with civic affairs in the village where he made his home for so many years. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Nina Lindell, El Paso and Mrs. Leon Ristow, Northwalk, Calif.; a son, Glenn A. Lindell, Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Joe and Laell Lindell, Red Oak, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Della Skinner, Lincoln, Neb. and Mrs. Emma Snodgrass, Washougal, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. H.E. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Masonic cemetery.

LINDELL: Mrs. Hilda C. Lindell, 74, a former 28 year resident of Hurley, died last Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital in El Paso. Mrs. Lindell had resided for the past 14 years in El Paso, following the death of her husband, A.W. Lindell, who had for man-years been associated with Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation. The deceased was a past matron of Hurley Chapter No. 43, Order of Eastern Star; was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of El Paso; member of the Silver City Woman's Club; and the New Mexico Porcelain Art Club. Survivors include a son, Glenn A. Lindell of Las Vegas, NV.; two daughters, Miss Neva Lindell of El Paso and Mrs. Leon Ristow of Norwalk, CA.; three grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Hockinson of Denver, CO., and Mrs. A.B. Hart of Spokane, WA.; and a brother, A.B. Carlson of Denver. Funeral services were held at Curtis Mortuary chapel Saturday with the Rev. Richard Chaffin of the Bayard Methodist Church as officiate. Interment was in the family plot at Masonic Cemetery.

LINDENFELD: Mrs. Pearl Lindenfeld, 80, for many years postmistress of the Veterans Administration Hospital at Tucson, and daughter of an Indian Scout, died the past week. She retired from the Postal Service in 1952. Mrs. Lindenfeld was a widely known pioneer of the Southwest. She lived in Silver City as a girl. Her father, William Sylvester Bartlett, was an Indian Scout, and colorfully known as “Bronco Bill.”

LINDLEY: W.G. "Buster" Lindley, 69, of Mertzon, Texas, a former Silver City resident, died Monday in a nursing home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Mertzon with Dr. Jim Burk officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Cemetery. He was born March 20, 1926 in San Angelo, Texas. A veteran of World War II, he retired as a range management specialist after 30 years with the Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 699 and the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jane Lindley of Mertzon; two daughters, Jody Donet of Alpine, Texas and Becky Lindley of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Clay Lindley of Marfa, Texas; a sister, Lu Ann Bearden of Littleton, Colo.; two brothers, Vic Lindley of Mertzon and Sam Lindley of Midland, Texas; and two grandsons.

LINDSAY: Rita A Lindsay, 48, died Jan 5 in Gila regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 29, 1937 in Lordsburg to Robert and Edna Corbell. She was a member of the first Baptist Church, Lordsburg, the Hidalgo county Chamber of Commerce board of directors, The American Cancer Society, Beta Sigma Phi, and was most recently employed at Western Bank of Lordsburg as an officer. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Preston Lindsay of Lordsburg; one daughter, Tammy Talavera of Cleburne, TX; three sons, Craig Williams and Glyn Lindsay of Lordsburg and Bennie Williams of Las Cruces; her mother Geneveve Cleveland of Lordsburg; one sister Roberta Steele of Sherman TX; one brother, Gary Corbell of Lordsburg; and four grandchildren. An evening visitation was held Monday in the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg from 6-8 pm with funeral services today at 11am also in the first Baptist Church with the rev Jesse Liles officiating. Burial was at Mountain View cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Craig Williams, Benny Williams, Glyn Lindsay, Victor Talavera, Bill Steele and Gary Corbel.

LINES: Olive Margaret Lines, 77, passed away in Silver City Jan. 12. She is survived by a son, Bill Lines, of Playas; a niece, Geraldine Skelton, of Chicago, IL, five granddaughters, Margo Pasha, Gail Lines, Toni Lines, Casey Skelton, and Kelly Skelton; and one great-granddaughter, Kirsten Pasha. Memorial services will he held Thursday, Jan 17 at 2 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church of Silver City, with the Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer officiating. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LINES: Herbert L. Lines, 75, passed away Friday, March 3, in Morenci, Arizona. Mr. Lines had resided in Silver city for the past ten years and was a former resident of Morenci. He was a retired employee of Phelps Dodge Corporation. Mr. Lines is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olive M. Lines of Silver City, a daughter, Mrs. Gerry Skelton of Chicago, IL, a son, Bill F. Lines of Playas and five grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 4 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Silver City with Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer officiating.

LINFOOT: Carrie Linfoot, resident here for more than 50 years, died Wednesday night, Feb. 20, at her home. She was 85. Born near Chesterfield, IL, Miss Linfoot came to Silver City as a young woman and had lived here continuously since. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and active in its work, serving as secretary of the church guild for a period of several years. She was engaged in the real estate and abstract business and for many years served as secretary in the law firm of Wilson and Walton, a pioneer law office here. Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. David E. Holt officiating. The body was sent to Chesterfield IL, for burial. Cox Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Survivors are three cousins, James Parker, Chesterfield; Mrs. Phoebe Mathis, Collinsville, Ill., and Mrs. Grace Hall of Chesterfield.

LINK:  Barbara Marie Hodgson Link, 60, a longtime resident of Deming died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Marcus Burr officiating. Mrs. Link was active in both business and community affairs during her 37 years in Deming. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Mrs. Link moved to Deming in 1947 where she began her career as a teacher. Since then, she has been active as a mother, a Girl Scout Leader, and a business woman as a bookkeeper for the Deming Coca-Cola Company. She has also served as a member of the Friends of the Deming Public Library, a member of Rotary Ann’s, a member of the Republican Party and a member of the Deming Book Club. Mrs. Link was active in church work at the First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. Survivors include her husband, Sam; three daughters, Barbara Ann Kiffmeyer of Eagar, AZ, Nancy S. Link-Ai of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Paula Jean Weaver of Las Cruces; two brothers, Dr. Paul E. Hodgson of Omaha, Neb and Norman B. Hodgson of Milwaukee, Wis. and one granddaughter, Sarah. The family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Deming Public Library in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

LINK: Clarence B. Link, a pioneer teacher of Grant County, died February 19 in Los Angeles, where funeral services and burial took place. He was a 1900 graduate of New Mexico Normal School, now Western College, and thereafter began his career as a teacher at Mimbres and later taught in schools at Santa Rita and Central, Albuquerque and Safford, Ariz., moving to Los Angeles in 1913 where he served as a school principal, took advanced work at the University of Southern California and received a degree. For many years he served as financial secretary of the California Retired Teachers Assn. Born and reared in Grant County, Mr. Link was a son of B.T. Link, also an early day educator who served as Grant County Superintendent of Schools. Like his father, the son made education his life profession and had an outstanding career. During the many years he resided in California, Mr. Link kept in touch with his old friends in Silver City. Surviving are his wife and four children and two brothers, Harold, Los Angeles and Edmondson, El Paso.

LINN: Funeral services for Mrs. Imogene Linn who died Jan. 29 were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Feb. 1 with Mrs. Marvin Fuller of the Silver City Christian Science Church officiating. Mrs. Linn is survived by her husband O.M. Linn and two sisters. Entombment was in the Masonic Mausoleum.

LINN: O.M. (Mark) Linn, 100, died Friday, March 14 in the Resthaven Nursing Home_____________

LINN: Funeral services for Tina Louise Linn, 26, of Safford, Ariz., were held July 24 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Safford. She died July 21 as the result of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident near her home. Bishop David Cluff officiated at the funeral services. Interment was in the Safford Union Cemetery. Miss Linn was born in Bisbee, Ariz. She graduated from Safford High School in 1982 and later graduated from Eastern Arizona College. She was a member of the Latter-day Saints Church. Survivors include her parents, Betty and James Linn Sr. of Safford; two brothers, James Linn Jr. of Mesa and Larry Linn of Albuquerque; her uncle and aunt, Joe and Billie Dunkerson of Buckhorn; and several nieces and nephews.

LINVILLE: Following a long illness, Thomas N. Linville, 81, who had lived in Silver City for 30 years, following retirement from business in Albuquerque, died last Thursday at Fort Bayard Veterans Administration hospital. He entered the hospital only three days before his death. Mr. Linville lived a long and active life until his last illness 17 months ago, when he suffered a stroke. Successive strokes made him an invalid and a final one caused his death. Born in 1874 in Santa Barbara, Calif., his parents, pioneers of California, moved to Phoenix, Ariz., when he was two years old. He received his education in Phoenix schools and in early youth volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War in 1898, serving with an Arizona Regiment of Infantry. After the war, he returned to Phoenix and embarked in the hay and grain business over a period of years. Mr. Linville served for several years in the early days of Phoenix as chief of the Volunteer Fire Department and was proud of the record made by that department while he was its head. He also was a charter member of the Arizona Pioneers Association and for many years never missed a reunion in Phoenix. In 1905 he moved to San Francisco where he married Valentine Vercauteran who survived him together with five nieces and two nephews residing in Arizona and California. Just recently, the Linville’s had a fiftieth wedding anniversary. In 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Linville left San Francisco immediately following the disastrous earth-quake, taking up residence in Albuquerque, where he established a retail grocery store and acquired downtown property on which he erected a two story building. This property brought substantial rentals for many years and finally was sold several years ago, proving a profitable investment with the phenomenal growth of Albuquerque. During the years that Mr. Linville lived here, he took an active interest in local affairs and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. For several years he served as secretary of the Silver City Lodge of Elks. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 am at the Elks Home, conducted by officers of the lodge. Full military honors marked burial in the Fort Bayard Cemetery. Casket bearers were George D. McCreary, Earl Strong, Max Schiff, E. W. Ward, Ira Wright and Jack Wilson. Funeral services and Internment were under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

LITSCH: Edwin Dale Litsch, 70, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday afternoon. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

LITTLE: Death came suddenly Monday at Santa Rita to LeRoy Little, 63, Kennecott Copper Corp. plumber, while at work. A company doctor testified at a coroner’s inquest that he believed Little died from a cerebral hemorrhage.  Surviving are three brothers, Jesse, Silver City; Emory, Santa Rita, and Fain, Las Cruces; two sisters Mrs. W. L. Saunders, Las Cruces, and Mrs. 0. F. Holliger, San Diego, Calif. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 4 PM, Wednesday, the Rev. Harold Johnson officiating. Members of the VFW Mineral Post held graveside services in the Masonic cemetery.

LITTLE: Mrs. Marjorie Little, director of Health Service at New Mexico Western College since 1945, died Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Berwick, PA following an illness of several weeks. She came to Grant County in 1942 as county public health nurse. She was president last year of the New Mexico State Nurse Ass. and former president of district l2 of the State Assn. She was born Oct. 13, 1898, in Pennsylvania and was a graduate of P______ Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She received her B.A. degree from New Mexico Western College in August. 1952, and has done graduate work in nursing studies at New York University, Syracuse University and Columbia. She was registered in Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and New Mexico. Mrs. Little was a member of the Episcopal Church and active in affairs of the church while living here. She is survived by her mother, two sisters Carolyn and Ruth Elder of Berwick; two sons, Crosby and Maus, and two grandchildren. Maus is doing graduate work at NMWC at the present time and Crosby lives in the East. Funeral services will be held in Berwick tomorrow afternoon.

LITTLE: Funeral services were held on Wednesday in Deming for Walter Edwin Little, 14, who died early Monday morning at a Deming hospital. Rev. Kenneth Stohner, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Deming, officiated at the service. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L (Tex) Little, Deming; two brothers, Eugene of California and Mikel at home; two sisters Mrs. Patricia (Bill) Harper, TX and Mrs. Margaret (Troy) Burton Tucson, all of whom attended the funeral on Wednesday. The child is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. L Little, Silver City and the nephew of W. Orval Little Silver City.

LITTLE: William W. Little, 85, died Sunday at his home in Silver City. He was horn in Birmingham, Ala. on Nov. 6, 1911. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1934 with the degree of engineer of mine and was awarded that schools Distinguished Achievement Medal in 1975. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Theta Tau Honorary Engineering Fraternity, Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association and the National Mining Association. He was also a Mason and achieved Legion of Honor 50-year membership the Society 0f Mining Engineers, Mr. Little began his association with Phelps Dodge as a “mucker” at its Copper Queen Branch in Bisbee. Ariz., in 1937, and later was in the engineering department until ordered to active duty as a reserve officer with the Corps of Engineers in December 1940. Following service in the United States. Europe and the Philippines during World War II he was relieved from active duty as a lieutenant colonel in December 1945 and returned to Phelps Dodge as assistant to the mine superintendent. In l948 he transferred to the United Verde Branch in Jerome, Ariz., as mine superintendent and later general superintendent. Returning to Bisbee in 1951 as mine superintendent, he became general superintendent in 1957 and branch manager a year later. In 1966, he was sent to New Mexico to direct the development of Phelps Dodges new open - pit copper mine and concentrator in Tyrone, where he served as manager until 1969. He transferred to Douglas, AZ as assistant general manager of western operations then general manager in 1972. He retired in December 1976 and he and his wife made their home in Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Little of Silver City: two daughters. Elizabeth Kircos and husband, John, of Phoenix; seven grandchildren, Andrea Skinner and her husband, Steve, of Redmond Wash, David Kircos of Birmingham, Mich; Zoe Kircos and husband, Peter Rust, of Boulder Colo; Lori S. Minor and her husband. Gary, of Tucson, Ariz., Lynn Caton and husband, Leonard, of Salt Lake City, Utah, William Ray Bugbee of Mesa. Ariz., and Julie Con___ and her husband, Rick, of Sierra Vista, Ariz. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Little was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Bugbee, in 1986. Cremation was by Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. No services will he held.

LITTLE: Clara E. Little, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 5, in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 23, 1902, in Muskogee, Okla., to John and Nancy Hayes. She had lived the last 40 years in Grant County, in North Hurley, as a homemaker to her family. She had also been a member of the Baptist Church. A private graveside service was held Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Memory Lane Cemetery of Silver City with the Rev. Fred Moore of the Indian Hills Baptist Church officiating. She is survived by two daughters, Gerry Hawk of Silver City and Juanita Janssen of Portland, Ore.; one brother, Buddy Hayes and his wife, Lillie, of Carlsbad; two sisters, Flossie Holeman and Mae Chapman and her husband, Ralph, all of Artesia; three grandchildren, Carolyn Hawk of Atlanta, Ga., Joe Cole of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mike Cole, also of California; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora L. Little, in 1981. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

EDGAR: George E. Edgar. Mrs. J. R. Little received word Saturday of the death of her brother, George E. Edgar in Bloomington, Calif. Mr. Edgar, who had been in ill health for several years, suffered a brain hemorrhage while attending a Rotary Club Meeting. Mrs. Little had returned from a visit with him and with her sisters in Los Angeles just a few days before and did not return for the funeral service which were held the first of the week.

Little: Jesse R. Little, 94, died Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born July 17, 1894, in Healdton, Okla. He was married April 25, 1928, in Deming to Mildred Edgar of Los Angeles, Calif. They lived in Santa Rita where he worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as a blacksmith until 1943. At that time he became manager of Mine Supply Inc. in Vanadium and moved to Silver City where they lived until they moved to Goodyear, Ariz., in 1974. He served in the infantry in World War l and spent more than a year in Siberia. He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a past master of the Masonic Lodge in Santa Rita. He belonged to the Silver City Methodist Church and also to Avondale Community United Methodist Church in Goodyear. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, on July 8 this year. He is survived by a daughter, Jane Ann Stevens of Goodyear; three grandchildren, R. Michael Stevens of Phoenix, Laurie Kauffman of Dallas, Texas, and David Stevens of Denver, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Daniel, Andrea and Kara Stevens of Phoenix; and a sister, Kate Holliger of San Diego, Calif. Graveside services will be at Memory Lane Cemetery on Monday, Aug. 22 at 9:30 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Jessie R. Liles of the First Baptist Church. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association at 70 East Lake St., Chicago, Ill. 60601-5997.

LITTLE: John D. Little, 57, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest at his home Friday. His family settled in Silver City in the early 1930s. He was born June 18, 1937 to Marvin Rudolph and Adeline Robirds Little. Mr. Little was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from July 1957 to July 1960. He was an avid outdoorsman and a lifetime member of the Southwest Shotgunners Trap Club, having held several positions within that organization. He was past president of the local Crime Stoppers. Mr. Little was a commercial loan officer and assistant vice-president with Sunwest Bank. He is survived by his wife, Tina (Leutwyler) Little of the home; a son, Johnny J. Little and his wife, Karyn, of Silver City; three brothers, James Little of Deming, Jack Little and his wife, Anita of Longmont, Colo., and Marvin R. Little of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Betty Rieffer and her husband, Dean of Florence, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. At his request, cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Pastor Jesse Liles officiating. Serving as honorary bearers are Bill Peppler, Fred Little, Glenn Parks, Mike Coon, John Rost, Phil Laws, his nephews and his friends at the Trap Club. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

LITTLE: Mildred Little, 89, died Friday, July 8, 1988 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born on Sept. 19, 1898 in Arlington, Colo. She was married on April 25, 1928 in Deming to Jessie R. Little. Mrs. Little and her husband lived in Santa Rita until 1943 and then moved to Silver City where they lived until 1974. She was a member of the Silver City Methodist Church; of Eastern Star; was a past worthy matron of the Santa Rita Chapter of OES; belonged to the Silver City Garden Club; and was a member of the Avondale Community United Methodist Church in Goodyear, Ariz. She also worked in numerous businesses in the Silver City area. She is survived by her husband Jessie R. Little of Goodyear, Ariz.; one daughter, Jane Ann Stephens of Goodyear; one sister, Elva Moore of Inglewood, Calif.; three grandchildren, R. Michael Stephens of Phoenix, Laurie Kauffman of Dallas, Texas, and David J. Stephens of Denver, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Dan, Andrea and Kara Stephens. There will be a graveside service in Memory Lane Cemetery on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jessie Liles of the First Baptist Church officiating. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, 70 E. Lake Street, Chicago, Ill. 60601-5997. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LITTLE: William Worth Little, 85, a Silver City resident, died Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels

LITTLE: Wilma Florence Little, 84, passed away Saturday. She had resided in Anthony N.M., since 1936 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Heddleston of Anthony, Mary Jardine of Paso Robles, Calif., and Judy Jameson of Silver City; her grandchildren, Melvin W. Heddleston, James Heddleston, Rosalie Alcorn, Linda Black, Robert James, Duane Jardine and Joe Garner; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Anthony. Interment will follow at Anthony Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Sloan, Manuel Montelongo, Bill Prichett, Jack Gracie, Bill Jardine and Charlie Jameson. Arrangements are by Harding-Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home of El Paso, Texas.

LITTLEFIELD: Leo W. Littlefield, 74, died Sunday in Silver City. He was born in Cliff and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mr. Littlefield was a heavy equipment operator and worked for the town of Silver City for 19 years, and 10 years for Phelps Dodge prior to retirement. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Silver City; one daughter, Bonnie Goettsche and her husband, Lee, of Albuquerque; one sister, Elizabeth Griffin of Dallas, Texas; a stepsister, Dorothy Wilson of Farmington; two brothers, Ray Littlefield and his wife, Doris, of Lubbock, Texas, and Carl Littlefield and his wife, Estelle, of Mineral Wells, Texas; three grandchildren, Cheryl Goettsche and her husband, Robert Gloyd, Kenneth Goettsche and his wife, Karen, and Patricia Goettsche, all of Albuquerque; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Curtis-Bright chapel with the Rev. David Goble officiating. There will be a visitation from 8 a.m. to service time on Wednesday. Serving as pallbearers will be Johnnie Burk, Jimmy Shelley, Alvin Brown, Everett Hardesty, Don Guber and Kelly Click. Honorary pallbearers will be all his friends. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LITTLEFIELD: Ruth E. Littlefield, 81, formerly of Cliff and Silver City, passed away Sunday at Manor Care Heights Nursing Home in Albuquerque. She was born June 23, 1913 to R.V. and Maud (Isom) Shoemaker in St. Clair County, Mo. She and her family moved to Louisiana in 1926. In April 1934 they relocated to Cliff, where she met Leo W. Littlefield. They were married Dec. 19, 1934 in Silver City. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, and taught these skills to the young people of the 4-H program of which she was an active member for more than 40 years. She was also a member of the Grant County Home Extension Club. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind and generous person who always took time to help others. She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Goettsche and her husband, Lee of Albuquerque; two brothers, Ward Shoemaker and his wife, Opal of Silver City and Isom Shoemaker and his wife, Elizabeth of Georgetown, Texas; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo W. Littlefield on Oct. 26, 1986, and a sister, Hope Swenson, on Oct. 29, 1991. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Bob Bellows officiating. Contributions in her name may be made to the Grant County 4-H Council, P.O. Box 151, Silver city, NM 88062. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

LITTLEFIELD: Kathryn Josephine Littlefield, 91, was called by her creator Sunday after an extended illness. She was the youngest of three children born to Joseph Kauffman and Ella Mary Kauffman of Arcadia, Ind. She was born Aug. 3, 1905. Her father and brother moved west about 1910 and after periods of residence in Alamosa and Center, Colo., Santa Fe, Deming and Hurley, the family settled in Silver City. She and her mother joined the family in Deming after she had completed most other preliminary education. Further education was obtained at State Teachers College in 1921 and 1922, and at Santa Barbara, Calif. Polytechnic Institute, where, in 1923 and 1924, she studied bookkeeping and accounting while residing with her aunt. On June 12, 1928, she and John W. Littlefield were married in Silver City. Shortly thereafter, the couple purchased a residence at 714 B Street where she resided until now. Her husband was employed at the Railway Express office while she worked as a bookkeeper and accountant at the Kauffman Motor Co., a business which her brother had recently purchased. She retained this position until her retirement in 1970. At that time, the business was known as Skillman Motor Co. Soon after her retirement, she began caring for her sister-in-law, Nan Kauffman, until her death in 1988. Mrs. Littlefield liked and enjoyed people, her church, Whitewater Home Extension Club, Her home the Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a charter member and treasurer for many years, at the Women's Society Christian Service. She enjoyed life, helping people and hard work. She is survived by her son. Robe Littlefield of Silver City, and her sister-In-law, Maxine Littllefie1d of Grants Pass. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruth Kauffman; her brother, Shirt Kauffman; her sister-in-law, Nai Kauffman; and her husband John Littlefield. The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at the United Methodist Church at College Avenue, followed with burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Church, the Whitewater (Extension Club, or a charity of choice. Serving as pallbearers will be John Lebins, Calvin Salars, Art Palmer, Jeff Glenn, Dave Woodward and Wayne Pruitt. Honorary bearers are Roy Anthony, Fred Norton, Harris Gray, Orville Little and Mitta Whittamore. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

LIVELY: Visitation for Irma Faye Lively, 63, of Deming will be from 3 p.m. to 8pm in the Baca’s Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10am Friday at the First Baptist Church. Lively died Sunday at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. Survivors include her husband Howard Lively of Deming; sons, Michael Lively of San Diego, Calif., Eloite Lively, Glenn Lively and Joel Lively all of Deming; daughter, Carolyn Gose of Deming; brother, Alex Bennett of Baton Rouge; sisters, Mary Schoonmaker of Port Alien, La., Audelle Saizon of Waskom, Texas, and 11 grandchildren.

LIVERMORE: Claude Robert "Squee" Livermore, 75, a resident of Silver City since 1948 and former manager of Silver City Glass and Mirror, entered into rest Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Sept 2, 1918, in Pipestone, Minn., to the late Marlin G. and Edna (Miliron) Livermore. He graduated in 1940 from New Mexico State University of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. In 1941, he was united in marriage to the former Fern Chrisman. Mr. Livermore was an active member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 413, Silver City Lodge, having served as past exalted ruler, as a member of the ritual and indoctrination committees, and as a life member. He managed the Elks' Little League baseball team for several years. He was also in the Past Exalted Rulers membership. Mr. Livermore served his country and flag during World War II in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a former Silver City post office employee. A memorial service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the memorial rites conducted by the past exalted rulers. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Fern C. Livermore of the home; his son, Tom, husband of Elaine Livermore, of Sierra Madre, Calif.; his daughters, Toma Shaver of Bosque Farms and Rosalie Butler of Sierra Madre; a brother, Marlin M. Livermore of Rio Rancho; a sister, Doris Stidd of Pensacola, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Bryan and Shane Shaver of Bosque Farms, Cheryl and Stephen Butler of Las Cruces, Wendy McMaster of Utah, and Sondra Livermore of Tampa Bay, Fla. Honorary bearers will be Jack Richmond, Claude Smith, Clifton Austin, Ross Collins, Joe Tibolla, Frank Parish, Lee Snyder and J.C. Robinson. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Elks National Cerebral Palsy Foundation in care of the Silver City Elks Lodge, Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LIVINGSTON: Stanley Robert Livingston, 28, a native of Bisbee, Ariz., died Tuesday, May 23, in Glenwood. Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila, with Bishop Donald Hooker officiating. Interment will be in Mesa Cemetery. Mr. Livingston was born Jan. 20, 1972, in Gardena, Calif. He was the son of Jinks Livingston of Bisbee and Vera Darrow of Spokane, Wash. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Bryan Livingston of Lehi, Utah; one sister, Valerie Burr of Pleasant Grove, Utah; two nieces; two nephews; and his grandmother, Laverne Waite of Orem, Utah. Mr. Livingston was a beautiful baby with big, brown eyes, and captured and loved the attention of everyone around him. At the age of 2, he moved to Palmdale, Calif., and at 4 to Seattle, Wash. He was a wonderful child and brought joy to everyone around him. At the age of 5, he moved to Bisbee, where-he started kindergarten,, and in 1990 graduated from Bisbee High School. He was a strong and healthy child and had perfect attendance in school. He loved his younger sister, Valerie, and brother, Bryan; they were very close. He liked the outdoors and horses, and made close friends with his schoolteacher, Henry Marble, police officer Benny Scott and some local ranchers. He was on the wrestling team in school and won first prize in the 4-H roping con- test in Tucson, Ariz. After high school, he enlisted with the U.S. Army, and went to basic and advanced infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. After that, he was stationed at Tacoma, Wash. He was trained in anti-tank weapons and the Gulf War was just starting up, which worried his family. He was scheduled to go to the Gulf in a matter of weeks, but, fortunately, the war was brief and over with. After the Army, Mr. Livingston came home to Bisbee, and took the job of care-taking at a ranch outside of Tombstone, Ariz. He liked working as a cowboy and taking care of the animals. That job lasted about one year. He then went to Glenwood and worked a season as a trail guide. When the season was over, he came back to Bisbee, and then went to work on a large ranch in Eureka, Nev. After that, he worked on a ranch in Idaho and one in Oregon. He then worked on a large ranch in Seligman, Ariz. Then he worked on a ranch in Apache Junction, Ariz., and one in Winkleman, Ariz. He came back to Glenwood and worked as a trail guide for several seasons. He got in a big cattle roundup in Van Horn, Texas. He had two horses and two cow dogs. He did some amazing tricks with a rope and liked to weave bridles and things out of leather. He was a very good person and never got into any sort of trouble. His ancestors were pioneers who came West on the wagon trains and were in the Mormon Battalion. He is part of a very large and proud Mormon family, and now he's off to join them. Mr. Livingston was a real cowboy; he might have fit in better in his grandfather’s time. What he wanted most was to get into a wagon, cross the plains and face the hardships. He brought joy to everyone around him and we're fortunate to have the time that we had with him. We thank the Lord for sending him to us and for the time we had with him.

LIVINGSTON: Joan Roberta (Bobbie) Livingston, 45, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg after an extended illness. She was born in Lordsburg on Jan. 27, 1942. She graduated from Lordsburg High School in 1960 where she was a varsity cheerleader; was homecoming princess; was a member of the Maverick Band; and was a member of the Girls Athletic Association. She was preceded in death by her brother John in 1979. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Poindexter of Lordsburg; three sons, J.R. Gainey and his wife, Sherry and John and Michael Livingston of Tucson; one daughter Kathy Townsend of Bisbee, Ariz., and three sisters, Joyce Baxter and Annabelle Plowman of Tucson and Sharon Barris and her husband Jim, of Silver City; four grandchildren, B.J. Richards, Bryce Townsend, Travis Paris and Brandy Gainey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Lordsburg at the Heather Mortuary on Thursday at 2 p.m. followed by burial in the Mountain View Cemetery. Her nephews, Jeff Baxter, Rodney Plowman, Shawn and Paul Barris, Terry Gusten and Victor Serface will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are all of her many friends.

LLAMAS: Final rites for Mrs. Andrea S. Llamas, were held Friday, June 5, at the Santa Rita Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. Pedro Ruiz officiating. Mrs. Llamas had been a Grant County resident for the past 29 years. She is survived by her husband, Octaviano Llamas; three sons, Jose Llamas, Alamogordo; Hilario; Llamas, city, and Octaviano Llamas, jr., Santa Rita; three grandchildren and four sisters and two brothers. Burial was at the Hanover cemetery with Cox Mortuary in charge.

LLAMAS: Octaviano Llamas, 72, of Santa Rita, a retired Kennecott employee, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter in Bayard. He had worked at Chino Mines for 38 years and resided in Grant County for 50 years. Surviving are three sons, Jose, Albuquerque; Octaviano, Jr., Santa Rita and Hilario, Silver City; three daughters Mrs. Fred Ordonez and Mrs. Albert Ramirez, Bayard, and Mrs. Martin Gallegos, Fullerton, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Pablo Perez, Los Angeles, and 12 grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel followed by mass at 9:30 a.m. today in the Santa Rita Catholic Church. Burial was to take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Hanover cemetery.

LLANOS: Miss Petera B Llanos, 87, who had been a patient at the hospital at Ft Bayard for the past-three months, died, at that facility Saturday. She was a native of Mexico, but had resided in New Mexico 47 years and was a former longtime Hurley resident. Miss Llanos is survived by a niece, Mrs. Lucy Chavira of Hurley and a nephew, Ramon Chavez of Las Cruces. Rev. Ramon Estivill officiated at the funeral Mass Monday morning at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Hurley. Burial was made at the Hurley cemetery.

LLANOS: Rosary services were held last week in Cox mortuary chapel for Mrs. Maria Luz Llanos, 63, a resident of Hurley for the past 27 years. Surviving are one son, Ramon Chavez, Silver City; one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Chavira, Hurley, and four grandchildren. High mass was held Saturday at the Hurley Catholic church. The Rev. Ramon Estivill officiated. Interment was in the Hurley cemetery.

LLEWELLYN. Megan Llewellyn, 34, a resident of Silver City, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at her home after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, George Llewellyn. She was an attorney and the Grant County DWI grant coordinator. She was a native of California and a former resident of Santa Fe. Cremation was by Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Salinas, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

HARMON: Lloyd (Jim) Harmon, 53, owner of the Homemakers Radio and TV Shop, died Monday in the cab of a truck at his home on the Pinos Altos Road. His death was investigated by Sheriff Lawrence Shelley and Justice of the Peace U. L. Conner, who summoned a coroner’s jury. An inquest was held and a verdict returned that death was caused by self-administered carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Harmon was well known in Silver City business circles. He was an experienced radio and television technician, having specialized in this line of work. Survivors are two daughters, Ethel of Silver City and Linda of Tucson; a son, Allen, serving in the Air Force at Omset, Mass.; two brothers, Ernest Harmon, Milwaukee and Noble Harmon, Grand Junction, Colo., and four sisters Mrs. Ruby Vance, Spear Fish, South Dakota; Mrs. Maxine Cahill, Los Angeles; Mrs. Jean Kable, Milwaukee and Mrs. Ivy Pitsor, Silver City. Funeral services are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

LOBB: Tully V. Lobb, for many years superintendent of grounds at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital and active in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, died April 21 at the Veterans Hospital at Whipple Barrack AZ. He was a veteran of World War 1, serving in the Marine Corps with a distinguished record. He is survived by his wife, Clara Tully, of Phoenix and four married daughters Margaret, Nell, Katherine and Mary. Funeral services were held April 24 in Phoenix where internment took Place. (NOTE: Recorded as buried at Ft. Bayard Nat. Cemetery)

LOBSTEIN: William E. Lobstein, 68 suffered a fatal heart attack al Hillcrest Hospital December 6. Mr. Lobstein was a native of Coleman, Texas and had lived in Grant County for the past 44 years. Mr. Lobstein was, bishop of the L.D.S. Church here in Silver City for many years and retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation as a security guard in 1967. Survivors include his wife Alice of Silver City; two brothers, Roy of Cleburne, Texas, and Coy of Bangs Texas; his step-mother, Mrs. G W. Lobstein of Coleman. Funeral services were held in the new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Swan Street in Silver City with the Bishop Earl B. Young officiating the family has stated that those who, desire to make memorial contributions to the LDS building fund.

LOCK: Murray Lynn Ferguson “Minnie” Lock, 60, of Las Cruces passed away Saturday, May 16, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born July 28, 1937, in Vernon, Texas, to Willie Cecil and Katie Dokins Ferguson, but spent most of her childhood in New Mexico. In December 1955, she was married to James 0. “Neal” Lock in’ Santa Rita. They moved around the Midwestern United States and returned to Las Cruces in April 1986. She was an avid bowler and operated a day-care center. Survivors include her children: a Son, James Cecil Lock, and wife, Debbie, of Albuquerque, and a daughter, Debra Lock Ramsey, and husband, Tom, and their children, Brandes Neal, and Taryn Lynn, all of Destrehan, La.; and three sisters, Mary Ellen Dickerson and husband, Lester, and Marty Attaway and husband,’ Patrick, all of Las Cruces, and Peggy Hollingsworth and husband, Dick, of North Carolina. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Betty Ferguson Garcia of Las Cruces, and Dillon Stone and, husband, Jimmy, of Santa Clara; brothers-in-law, Joe Rutland and wife, Virginia, of Las Cruces, and Gene Lock of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James 0. “Neal” Lock; a brother, Richard, two sisters Bobbie Rutland and Louise Thorn and two nephews, Jody Rutland and Ron Coburn. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Las Cruces with Dr. Larry Hall officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Methodist Children’s Home. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

LOCK: Bea E. Lock, 82, died Monday in her home in Central. Mrs. Lock was born Jan. 6, 1907, in Koshkonong, Mo., to Nathan Evans and Bertha Driver Evans. She married Clyde Lock on Dec. 5, 1925. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1988. Mrs. Lock was a retired civil service employee and was a resident of Central since 1937. She was a member of Hurley Chapter No 43 of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her daughter, Dillon Lock Stone and her husband, Jimmy, of Central; two sons, G.E. Lock of Albuquerque and James O. Lock and his wife, Murray, of Las Cruces; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law, Madge Summers of Miami, Okla., Tarsie Theobold of Richhill, Mo., and Belva Fisher of Overland Park, Kan.; and one brother-in-law, Earl Lock of Hause Springs, Mo. Mrs. Lock had requested that no services beheld. Friends wishing to commemorate Mrs. Lock are requested to make contributions to New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, Boys Ranch, N.M., or to the American Cancer Society in Silver City. Entrusted to Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOCK: Clyde Lock, 81, died Tuesday in the Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. Mr. Lock was born Nov. 28, 1906, in Howell County in Missouri to Granville W. and Delitha Holloway Lock, who preceded him in death. He had been a resident of Central since 1937 and retired from service with the Federal Veterans Administration in 1960. Mr. Lock is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bea E. Lock, who resides at the family home; one daughter, Dillon Lock Stone, and her husband, Jimmy, of Central; two sons, G.E. "Gene" Lock of Albuquerque and James O. "Neal" Lock, and his wife, Murray, of Las Cruces; three sisters, Madge Summers of Miami, Okla., Tairsie Theobold of Richfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandson. The deceased was committed to the care of the French Funeral Home in Albuquerque. No memorial services are planned. Those friends wishing to commemorate Mr. Lock are requested to make donations in his name to the American Cancer Society or to the New Mexico Boys' Ranch.

LOCKETT: Lisa Marie Lockett, 36, formerly of Hurley, passed away in Sandoval County. Miss Lockett was born Nov. 4, 1956, in Denver to Charles R. and Lorraine E. (Aday) Lockett. At the time of her death, she was living in Albuquerque and attending I.T.T. Technical College. She is survived by her parents, Charles and Lorraine Locket of Deming; two daughters, Heidi Marie and Jasmine Marie, both of Albuquerque; three sisters, Kathy Oranen of Bayard, Lilly Lockett of Tucson, Ariz., and Laura Lockett of Deming; and two brothers, Joe Lockett of San Francisco and Charles Lockett II of Deming. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl A. Lockett, in 1987. A graveside service was held today at 2 p.m. at the Hurley Cemetery. Bishop Terry Heiner officiated. Arrangements by Curtis- Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LOCKLAR: Margaret Sprunk Locklar, 75, a lifelong Grant County resident, passed away Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1920 to John Daniel and Mary Melinda (Menges) Sprunk in Fort Bayard. After graduating in 1937 from Teachers High School in Silver City, she went to work for Judge Carl Donavon. She served in Northern France and England as a motor sergeant and a secretary with the Staff Judge Advocates Office (Legal Department) in the U.S. Women's Army Corps during World War II, and was a recipient of the American Theater Campaign Medal, the EAME Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart, the Victory Ribbon with three overseas service bars, and the French medal of honor, known as the Croix de Gherr. After the war, she returned to Grant County and her job with the courts. She married Robert A. Locklar on Oct. 22, 1946. She was employed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and then became director of volunteers at the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Bayard. She was also employed with U.V. Industries Mining Co. and attorneys Robinson and Reynolds, and for 10 years worked for New Mexico Social Services. She was a past commander of Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion and past state president of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she was very active with Girls State and Girls Nation programs. She was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347. Mrs. Locklar was also a member of the Valley Community Church, and was active with the Grant County Republican Party, serving as a delegate for the state of New Mexico at the national convention. She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Linda Locklar, a nephew, Jack S. Howell, and his wife, Kathy, grand-nephews, Jared and Cade Howell and a first cousin, Carolyn Barrett, all of Silver City; and numerous other cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Locklar in 1948; a sister, Elsie Sprunk Howell in 1981; and a brother, Jack Dan Sprunk, who was lost in the Philippines during World War II. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Elver H. Hoefer officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, and Disabled American Veterans of America Chapter 358. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

LOCKLAR: Robert A. Locklar was found dead in his apartment at 13021/2 Alabama St. yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock. He had been shot through the heart with a .22 caliber pistol apparently by his own hand, according to investigative officers. A neighbor heard the shot and called the police after looking through the window and seeing Locklar. He was probably dead instantly. A quest was held in Justice of the Peace Andrew Hougland's office this morning at 10 o'clock. Robert A. Locklar was born in Cliff N.M. June 21, 1918, having attained the age of 30 years in June of the present year. His father, Warren Locklar, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. G.A. Watkins of Tucson AZ; a sister Miss Helen Watkins of Riverside CA; a brother William Locklar of San Bernardino, Calif; a son Robert A Locklar Jr, Clifton AZ; a baby daughter, Linda Helen Locklar, and his widow Margaret Sprunk Locklar. At the time of his death he was employed by J.B. Mathis, local mine operator. Bob Locklar was a veteran of WWII, having entered the service at Fort Bliss TX, in August '42, and was later attached to the Fifth Infantry Division. He was engaged in combat service in France and Germany and was commissioned a second lieutenant in June '44. Upon discharge he returned to Silver city and was employed at the Peru Mine, where he narrowly escaped death in an explosion which occurred about two years ago. He never fully recovered from the effects of the injuries sustained in the explosion. Funeral services are pending at the Cox Mortuary while awaiting the receipt of word from relatives living some distance from Silver City.

LOCKLEY: Funeral services for Nugent L Lockley, 62, who died at a local hospital Thursday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Charles Walker of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella Lockney, and a son, William both of Pinos Altos: four daughters Mrs. Bill Mitchell of Silver City, Mrs. Clint Martin of Truth or Consequences. Mrs. Mark Graham and Miss Nugenta Lockley also of Pinos Altos; two brothers Glenn C. and P. A. Lockney of Silver City; three sisters. Mrs. Harry Work of Middletown, Calif, Mrs. G. P. Ramsey of Chloride and Mrs. Azel Pruitt of Silver City, and by four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Mitchell Clint Martin, Mark Graham Olan Wallace. Buddy Pruitt at Lou Erwin Pruitt. Funeral arrangements were by Cox.

LOCKNEY: Mrs. Nollie Martin Lockney, 34, died at her home On Bennett St. in Silver City, Monday. She was a long-time resident of Grant County. Surviving Mrs. Lockney are three daughters, Mrs. Zela Work of Middletown, Calif.; Mrs. Azel Pruitt of Silver City and Mrs. Alex Ramsey of Winston, N. M.; and three sons, Glenn and Problem of Silver City and Nugent of Hot Springs; and a brother, H. B. Martin of Amarillo, Tex. Funeral services were conducted by Henry Chandler at the graveside in City Cemetery, Wednesday morning; Cox Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were A. H. Chandler, Robert Dillard, Olin Wallace, Sanford Chandler, George Whitten and Virgil Cosby.

LOCKNEY: Problem A. Lockney, age 64, died Friday, Nov. 27, in Santa Paula, Calif., Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He was born in Memphis, Texas, July 17, 1900. He had been a resident of Santa Paula for the last seven years. Mr. Lockney was a resident of Silver City for many years. Survivors are his widow, Lillie, two daughters, Mrs. Myrlene Carter and Mrs. Lannette Wallace, both of Santa Paula; three sister, Mrs. Azel Ashwood and Mrs. Alex Ramsey, of Silver City, Mrs. Zela Work of Middletown, Calif.; a brother, Glen C. Lockney of Silver City Funeral services were held in the Stetler Funeral Chapel In Santa Paula. Entombment was in Ivy Lawn cemetery, Ventura.

LOCKNEY: Minnie Lockney, 95, a longtime resident of Grant County, passed away Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1899 to Willis Robert and Sophronia (Henslee) Chandler in Washita County, Okla. As a child she traveled by covered wagon from Oklahoma to Hope, N.M. On Oct. 21, 1920 she married Glen C. Lockney in Weed and soon after they moved into a cabin on the Black Range, where they had a goat ranch. They next moved to Fort Bayard, and both became employees of the Veterans Administration at Fort Bayard Hospital. They later purchased property in Silver City and retired from their government jobs. When Mr. Lockney went to work as a driller at Santa Rita, Mrs. Lockney became a homemaker. She was a regular member of the First Baptist Church in Central, and in the 1960s did mission work and was a pianist at the Baptist Mission in Pinos Altos. She was among those who started the Silver Heights Baptist Mission, which later became Indian Hills Baptist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors whether she was searching for Indian relics or collecting pottery in the Grant county area or gathering seashells for her collection on the West Coast. She was a loving and caring person who by example taught her family to take care of one another. She is survived by a son, Sam Lockney and his wife, Claire of Yucaipa, Calif.; two sisters, Ada Lee and Florence McBride, both of Silver City; two grandsons, Kirk Lockney and Brian Lockney, both of Yucaipa; and numerous nieces and nephews, including R.L. chandler and his wife, Charlene of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen C. Lockney on Aug. 8, 1968. Services will take place Thursday, which would have been her 96th birthday, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry McBride, Steve McBride, Lou Pruitt, Sanford Chandler, Dudley Chandler and Daniel Burk. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

LOCKWOOD: Connie Lockwood, 45, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal late Sunday night at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

 LOCKWOOD: Quiteria Alirez Lockwood, 79, a life-long Grant County Resident, died Sunday afternoon at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1909, in San Juan. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Wednesday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary services will be held later that evening at eight at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at ten in the same church with concluding ceremonies to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Rev. Melchor Dano of the Augustinian Order of Recollect Fathers will officiate both services. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lockwood of Fort Bayard; two sons, Frank Jimenez of Silver City and Albert Jimenez of Bayard; two daughters, Clorinda Garcia of Bayard and Isabel Chip of Hesperia, Calif.; a sister, Simona Alirez of Central; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Pedro Alirez, in January of this year. Casket bearers will be Frank Jimenez Jr., Freddie Charles and Stephen Jimenez, and David and Greg Chip. Honorary bearers will be the remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOCKWOOD: Thomas Lockwood, 70, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered life eternal Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico, to Gerald and Virginia Rodriquez Lockwood. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Lockwood worked for Chino Mines as a churn drill operator. A Roman Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Bayard. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include two stepsons and a daughter-in-law, Albert A. and Martha Jimenez of Bayard and Frank A. Jimenez of Silver City; stepdaughters and a son-in-law, Isabel and Henry Chip of Hesperia, Calif., and Clorinda Garcia of Bayard; a sister and brother-in-law, Alexandria and Don Rowin of Whittier, Calif., 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao as officiate. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOCKWOOD: Chester L. Lockwood, 57, of Hurley died Friday, Oct. 18, at his son's home in Chandler, Ariz. Mr. Lockwood, an electrician for Phelps Dodge, was born in Flagstaff, Ariz., to Edward E. and Lois I. (Ethridge) Lockwood. He is survived by his wife, Frances L. Lockwood of Hurley; and three sons, Lucius Lockwood of Chandler, David Lockwood of Hurley and Daniel Lockwood of Chesapeake, Va. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, Danielle "Angel-Pal," Rebecca, Samantha, Heather, Betsy Lynn and Brandon. Friends are invited to attend a mass Monday at 5 pm at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Interment was at Queen 0f Heaven Cemetery in Mesa, Ariz. Contributions to Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley has been suggested by his family.

LOERA: Alberto Loera, 32, died from injuries received in an accident Sunday evening. Mr. Loera was a native Of Grant County and resided here until joining the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his father, Pete Loera of Fierro; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Escobar and Mrs. Adelina Sandoval, both of Fierro, and Mrs. Celia Arellano of Silver City; and one brother, Pete Loera, Jr. Rosary will be said in the Fierro Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with the funeral Mass being recited in the Fierro Catholic Church at 10 am Thursday. Interment will follow in the Fierro Cemetery with’ the Rev. Roberto Lemas officiating. The U.S. Navy will conduct full military services.

LOERA: Alicia Marquez Loera, 68, of Redlands, Calif., died Monday, March 22, at Vencor Hospital in Ontario, Calif. Loera, a native of Santa Rita, lived in Redlands 40 years. She was a homemaker for 46 years. She was a member of the Guadalupanas Society. Survivors include her husband, Rudolfo H. Loera; four sons, Manuel M. and Ruben M. r Loera, both of Redlands, Raul M. Loera of Rialto, Calif., and Roberto M. Loera of Tustin, Calif.; three brothers, Rodrigo Marquez of Santa Clara, Ramon Marquez of Silver City and Lorenzo Marquez of Bayard; two sisters, Consuelo Jimenez of Hanover and Belia Cabrera of Hurley; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Rosary was held Sunday, March 28, at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands. Mass was celebrated Mon- day, March 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Redlands. Interment followed at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, Calif.

LOERA: Antonia H. "Tacha" Loera, 90, of Loma Linda, Calif., died Jan. 28 at the Asistencia Villa Care Center. Born in Silver City, she was a resident of Redlands, Calif., and Loma Linda for 46 years, and was owner of La Gota Cafe in Redlands. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Loma Linda. Survivors include three sons, Eduardo Loera and Ignacio Loera Jr., both of Loma Linda, and Rodolfo Loera of Redlands; a daughter, Eustolia Madrid of Redlands; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Burial Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Burial was at Montecito Memorial Park  in Colton, Calif.

LOERA: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Maria Campos Loera, 73, at Our Lady of Light Church at El Paso February 27, with Rev. Frank Sierra officiating. Burial was Made at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Mrs. Loera was a resident of Fierro until 1931 when she moved to El Paso. She is survived by three sons, Lupe of Fierro, Frank of El Paso, Pat, San Bernadino, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Maria de Jesus Mann and Mrs. Catalina Chavez, both of El Paso; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Attending the services from Fierro were Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Loera, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel D. Gonzales, and Mr. and Mrs. Torn Chavira.

LOERA: Antonia Loera, 87, of Silver City passed away Saturday in Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 at Bright Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 am. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fierro. Officiating will be Father Paulus Kao. Interment will be in Las Cruces at Hillcrest Cemetery at noon. Mrs. Loera was born June 27, 1909, in Zacatecas, Mexico. She was the daughter of Maximino Gonzales and Augustina Reyes Gonzales. She was married to the late Guadalupe Loera on Jan. 26, 1935. She is survived by four children: two daughters, Guadalupe Gonzales and her husband, Manuel, of Arenas Valley, and Corina Chavira, widow of Tomas Chavira Sr., of Arenas Valley, and two sons, Ramon Loera and his wife, Estela, of El Paso, Texas, and Arturo Loera and his wife, Lupe, of Las Cruces. She is also survived by one brother, Federico R. Gonzales, and his wife, Eva, of Chicopee, Mass.; six grandchildren, Margaret Loera, Arturo Loera Jr., Gilbert Loera, Thomas L. Chavira Jr., Manuel L. Gonzales and Maxine G. Madrid; and four great-grandchildren, Heather Kovacs, Steven Anthony Madrid, Stephanie Anisa Madrid and Katrina Nikole Gonzales. Mrs. Loera was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years; her daughter, Carmen Loera; and two brothers, Jose R. Gonzales and Manuel R. Gonzales. Mrs. Loera was proud to be in one of the first Spanish-speaking classes to graduate from Hurley High School in 1929. She was one of the organizers of the first Grant County Home Extension clubs, 4-H clubs and Boy Scouts. She was an active in the community and very involved in her church and in school activities. She was also a member of the Sacred Heart Society and a communicant of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, and was a member of the Central Senior Citizens Club, where she held the office of secretary/treasurer for two years. Pallbearers for Mrs. Loera will be members of her family, Manuel Gonzales Jr., Arturo Loera Jr., Arturo Loera Sr., Ramon Loera and Manuel Gonzales Sr. Arrangements are with Bright Funeral Home.

LOERA: Antonia Loera, 81, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

LOERA: Guadalupe A. Loera, 75, of Arenas Valley, died Friday in Albuquerque. He was born in Mexico and had been a resident of Grant County most of his life. He was a past member of the old Alianza and also Local 890 of the Steelworkers. He retired from U.V. Industries in 1977. He was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Antonia Loera of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Guadalupe Gonzales and Corina Chavira, both of Arenas Valley; two sons, Ramon Loera of El Paso, Texas, and Arturo Loera of Albuquerque; two sisters, Maria Marin and Katalina Chavez, both of El Paso; one brother, Francisco Loera of El Paso; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Loera, in 1982. There was a visitation today from 2-4 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight at Curtis-Bright and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fierro. Burial will follow with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating at Fierro cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Arturo Loera Jr., Manuel Gonzales Jr., Thomas Chavira Jr., Gilbert Loera, Arturo Loera and Ramon Loera. Honorary pallbearers include Fred Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales, Alejandro Arciero, Tony Luna, Robert Medina and Eppie Ortega. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LOERA: Mr. Pedro A. Loera, 74 died in El Paso July 7 after an extended illness. Mr. Loera was a native of El Paso and had lived-in Fierro for the past 52 years. Survivors include four daughters, Miss Virginia Gonzales, Mrs. Dora Escobar, Mrs. Adelina Sandoval, all of Fierro and Mrs. Celia Arellano of Silver City; one son Mr. Pete Loera Jr, of Miami, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Leo of Riverside, Calif., Ignacio of Redding, Calif., Phillip of Compton, Calif., Robert of Tucson, Ariz., and Jesus of Hanover; five sisters, Mrs. Micaela Trujillo of Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Esther Andazola of Fierro, Mrs. Angelita Ayala of Las Cruces, Mrs. Margarita Duran of Colton, Calif., and Mrs. Elisa Berunda of Hanover. Funeral Mass was celebrated July 11 at the Fierro Catholic Church. Rev. Father Roberto Lemus was celebrant.

LOERA: Roberto Acosta Loera, 78, a lifetime resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Thursday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1912, in Tyrone, to Jesus and Mercedes Loera. Mr. Loera was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include two daughters, Olga Arroyos and Yolanda Mendoza, both of Silver City; two brothers, Jesus Loera of Fierro, and Felipe Loera of Colton, Calif.; and three sisters, Angelita Ayala of Las Cruces, Margarita Duran of Colton, and Miquala Trujillo of San Fernando, Calif. Serving as casket bearers will be Frank Avalos, Ray Castillo, Joaquin Leyba, Ruben Vasquez, Peter Leyba and Jose Mendoza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOFTIN:  Carolyn June Loftin, 37, resident of Deming, died at her home May 11. She was born March 21, 1947 in Texarkana Ark. and had lived in Deming most of her life. Funeral services were held May 16 at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Elvin E. Fout, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Robert L. Loftin of Deming; two daughters, Mary Leona Loftin of Deming and Dottie Carol Loftin of Beaumont, Ca; parents, John and Osha Burns of Deming; four brothers, Harless Burns of Medford, Ore., Robert Lee Burns, Boyce Wayne Burns and Darrell Burns of Albuquerque; three sisters, Mary Lurline Hedrick, Jeanney May Fry and Sherry Ann Loftin of Ca. and one grand daughter, Carol Lee Loftin of Deming. A brother, Harold Burns, preceded her in death in 1982. Pallbearers were Mike Burns, Jerry Feaselman, Pete Loftin, Glen Fry, Chris Burns and Jimmy Russell. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

LOFTIS: Charlotte Ann Loftis, 52, a lifelong Glenwood resident, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born to Flossie and Wayne Presley on May 12, 1944, in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Glenwood Woman’s Club, and was a salesclerk at Outlaws in Silver City. The funeral service…….

LOGAN: Martie J. Logan, 70, died Thursday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1918, in Paul's Valley, Okla., was a retired mechanic and lived in California before moving to Silver City a year ago. Memorial Services will be held in Arizona at a later date. Survivors are his wife, Elouise A. Logan of Silver City; two sons, Jim and Frank Logan, both of Silver City; a daughter, Patricia Logan of Silver City; three brothers, John, Jay and Tom Logan, all of California, and two sisters, Bessie Walker and Christine Bush, both of California; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOGAN: Bryce "Jack" Logan, 76, of Silver City passed away peacefully Friday at his residence. He was born in La Crosse, Kan., on Feb. 15, 1920, to Bryce Harris Logan and Anna Louise Krause. He attended Fort Hays State College in Hayes Kan., and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. On Dec. 12, 1956, he was married to Mabel Orezzoli at Monticello, Utah. They resided in Silver City since 1969. Mr. Logan worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as a metallurgical engineer at the precipitation plant. He also worked for National Lead Co. in Monticello; Kermac Uranium Co. near Grants; and Chile Exploration Co. at Chuquicaniata, Chile, South America. Mr. Logan was a Navy veteran of 3 1/2 years, serving during World War 11 aboard the destroyer USS Kidd and in the Korean War for 1 1/2 years aboard the USS Winston. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Grant County Rolling Stones, Grant County Archaeological Society, United Methodist Men and the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by Mabel, his wife of 39 years; his daughter, Helena Lara of Silver City and Anna of Nigeria, Africa; a son, James Bryce of Silver City; his grandsons, Kenneth Bryce Lane and Mark Logan Lane of Silver City; a sister, Marie Logan Scott of Salina, Kan.; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Tiolla, Dr. Jack Moody, Ray Sensanbaugher, Roger Lord, Char1es Biggs, Joseph Koessar, Thomas Keller, Alex Patterson, Dr. Chester Scott, and his many friends and neighbors. There will be a private burial service at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2p.m. at the First United Methodist I Church in Silver City with the Rev. Robert Bellows officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gila Regional Medical Center Silver City. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Homes.

LOGAN Eloise A. Logan, 78, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at Silver Horizon Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Rock Springs, Wyo., where she spent most of her life. She had lived in Silver City for the past eight years with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Pat Bryant, and her husband, Cede, of Silver City; two sons, James Logan and his wife, Bonnie, and Frank Logan and his wife, Barbara, all of Silver City; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Sybil Love of Meadview, Ariz., and Dorothy Rietz of Elk Grove, Calif. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematory. No local services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LONG: Joseph W. Long, 72, World War I veteran, died last Friday in Hillcrest General Hospital. He had resided at Central for the past 47 years. Graveside burial services were held Tuesday at Memory Lane Cemetery, the Rev. James Lawless of the Bayard Baptist Church conducting the rites of Interment. Survivors are his sister, Mrs. Grace Trawalter of San Antonio TX, and a nephew, W. W. Williams of El Paso.

LONG: Junie Long the mother of Dorothy Prewit of Silver City passed away Sunday morning at Astermont Hospital in Astermont, Texas, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at McCoy Funeral Home in Astermont Tuesday at 2 p.m.

LONG: Mrs. Mary Long, 65, mother of Mrs. Fred Mrotzek, died last Thursday in Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, Calif. She was a resident of Long Beach and was well known in Silver City, having visited her daughter here in past years. Because of illness, Mrs. Mrotzek was unable to attend the funeral.

LONG: Mrs. Gladys Long, 70, former Silver City resident, died in Socorro. Graveside services were held at the Pinos Altos Cemetery 3 p.m. Jan 29. Mrs. Long has a distinguished career in nursing. During her residence in Silver City, 1959 and 1960, she was a nurse at Western New Mexico University until her retirement in 1976. She was a past president of the New Mexico Public Health Nurses association. Mrs. Long was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Socorro and memorial services were held there with Vicar Henry Bird officiating. She is survived by a daughter, Julie Dorso of Richardson, Texas; a granddaughter, Tanya Dorso, also of Richardson; a sister, Ruth Nagel of Rochester, N.Y.; a nephew, Stephen Saffold of Silver City; and two nieces, also residents of New York state. Contributions may be made to the Irma Saffold Research Center at the Public Library in Silver City or to a favorite charity. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her sister Irma Saffold in 1978.

LONG: Pearl Raymond "Buzz" Long, Jr., died Thursday at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born n Parsons, NM on April 18, 1921, the son of Pearl and Ethel Greer Long, Sr. Mr. Long had been a lifelong resident of Grant County and was an employee of Mountain Bell for 30 years prior the retirement in 1976. He was also a lifelong member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a Navy Veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Margaret Long of Hurley; one sister, Joyce Turner of San Manuel, Ariz.; one brother, Gerald Long of Yakima, Wash. two aunts, Mrs. Mamie L. Ford of Hurley and Mrs. Eula Rogers of Bayard; one uncle, Frank Greer of Phoenix. Funeral services were held Monday June 22, at 11 a.m. in the Curtis Bright Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Kenneth Schultz of the Hurley Community Church. Interment followed in the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were Ernie Wells, Garland Beilue, Bunny McLain, James Wilson, Jerry Allensworth, and David Pierson. Arrangements were by the Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

LONG: Winnie Gilbert Long, 69, died in Paradise Hills, CA, November 19. Mrs. Long was a native of Walnut Springs, TX, and had lived in Paradise Hills for the past two years. She is survived by two sons, Richard Shoemaker of Berkeley, CA., and William Shoemaker, of Concord, CA.; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Cureton of Lordsburg and Mrs. Nell Amos of Silver City and four grandchildren. Interment was at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford E. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City officiating. Pall bearers were James Cureton, Carl Baker, Iru Bray and George Jackson.

LONGBOTHAM: Mrs. Sara Leslie Longbotham, 65, of Silver City, who had been a resident of Grant County for 31 years, died Saturday. Surviving are her husband, Horace C. Longbotham of Silver City; two Sons, Robert of Whittier, Calif., and Charles of Santa Ana, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Steen of Summit City, CA; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Larremore of Ajo, Aril, and Curtis Larremore, El Paso, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Martin of Central, Mrs. Pearl Ward of Garden Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Bettie Tidwell of Las Cruces. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev, Joseph Sherman of the Church of Christ at 10 am. Tuesday at Curtis Mortuary chapel, Interment was In the Silver City Cemetery.

LONGENBAUGH: William Carl Longenbaugh, a resident of Silver City for the past seven years passed away early, Saturday, morning in the Providence Hospital in El Paso where he had been a patient for the past seven days. Mr. Longenbaugh is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera S. Longenbaugh; two sons, William Carl, Jr., and Paul Michael; two daughters, Laura Lee and Nancy Ann; mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Guy 0. Longenbaugh of Hindsboro, Ill: three brothers Paul, of East St. Louis, Ill; and Eugene of Champaign, Ill and Eugene of Wheaton, Ill, three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hickman, Mrs. Nancy May and Mrs. Wilma Rich all of Clinton Ill. Mr. Longenbaugh had been with the Paul R. Gantz Jewelry firm the past several years and had a wide circle of friends In the community. Funera1 services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Walter. Internment was in the Silver city cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were members of Geronimo Council of the Boy Scouts of America, in which Mr. Longenbaugh was active. They were Roland Post, The Rev. H. K. Johnson, John McMillen, Frank Griswold, Barney Gardner, and B. C. Jacobs.

LONGLEY: Mrs. Myrtle B Longley, 57, died last Friday in Frankfort, KY, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grover Jones. She was the sister of Roland C Ball, and Howard K. Ball of Silver City. Other brothers surviving are Hoyt A Ball, Columbia, Tenn.; Louis W. Ball, Ootewah, Tenn.; Paul W. Ball, Tucumcari. For many years Mrs. Longley was a teacher in the Deming public schools. Funeral services were held in Deming Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. T. E. Thunderburk, pastor of the First Baptist church, with burial in the Deming cemetery.

LONGSHORE: Russell V.W. Longshore Jr. II, formerly of Silver City, passed away Wednesday, March 22, in Chandler, Ariz. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City, with Bishop Tommy Shelley officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery with full military honors. Grave dedication will be by Todd Longshore. Mr. Longshore was born June 19, 1925, in New Orleans, La., the son of Russell Longshore Sr. and Pauline Laundry Longshore. He married Dixia Sowers on Feb. 4, 1956, in Glendale, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Dixia; three sons, Todd Longshore and his wife, DeAnn, of Santa Clarita, Calif., Alan Longshore and his wife, Brenda, of Monument, Colo., and Vincent Longshore and his wife, Cheryl, of West Jordan, Utah; two daughters, Jill Hall and her husband, Wayne, of Chandler, and Julia Whipple and her husband, Howard, of Tempe, Ariz.; one sister, Rae Bennett and her husband, Malcolm, of Madisonville, La.; 18 grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan, Ben, Courtney, Spencer, Julia, Charlene, Karl, Jessica, Emily, Gwendolyn, Matthew, Chalene, Derek, Jacob, Tyler, Carly and Chad; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Morris Longshore and Conrad Longshore; a daughter, Polly Longshore; and a granddaughter, Hannah Whipple. Mr. Longshore served in the U.S. Navy aboard the SS Seminole. He was honorably discharged and received the Purple heart. He attended Tulane University and graduated from Western New Mexico University at age 45. Mr. Longshore worked as an engineer for Phelps Dodge for 15 years and then went to work for Engineers Inc. of Silver City as a consulting engineer until his retirement. Mr. Longshore enjoyed reading, genealogy, coin and book collecting, and especially anything that involved, his family. He traveled to New Orleans several times in recent years to collect family history information. Pallbearers for Mr. Long- shore will be Todd Long- shore, Alan Longshore, Vincent Longshore, Wayne Hall, Howard Whipple, Spencer Longshore, Nicholas Longshore and Derek Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Parker Crosby, Dan Estrada, Sam Keller, Victor Nunez, David Maxwell, Tom Shelley, David Hardt, Doug Dye, Charlie Brown, Carroll Porter and Darrell Rowndy. Casket bearer ushers will be Nathan Longshore, Matthew Long- shore, Jacob Hall, Ben Longshore and Tyler Hall. Mr. Longshore was loved by all and will be missed by his family and many friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LONGSHORE: Maurice Wells Longshore, 73, of Silver City passed away Friday in Silver City. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Interment will be in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Longshore was born Sept. 22, 1923, the son of Russell J. Longshore and Pauline Laundry Longshore. He is survived by his former wife, Betty Longshore of Port Angeles1 Wash.; one brother, Russell LongshOre1 and his wife, Dixia, of Silver City; one sister, Rae Bennett of Covington, La.; two nieces, Jill Hau of Chandler, Ariz., and Julia Whipple of Safford, Ariz.; three nephews; Todd Longshore of Santa Clara, Calif., Alan Long-shore of Monument, Cob., and Vincent Longshore of West Jordan, Utah; and 19 grandnieces and grand-nephews. Mr. Longshore served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-48 during World War II as a radio operator. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for 38 years at McClellan Air Force Base as an air traffic control operator. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

LONGSHORE: Polly Suzette Longshore, infant, died Tuesday, March 20, in Albuquerque. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Longshore of Tyrone, two sisters, Jill and Julia both of Tyrone, three brothers, Todd, attending Brigham Young University, Alan, on mission in Virginia and Vincent in Tyrone. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22 at Memory Lane Cemetery with Bishop Thomas Shelley of the Church of Latter Day Saints officiating.

LONGWELL: Mrs. Pearl Longwell, 66, of Silver City, where she had resided for 13 years, passed away Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Immediate survivors are two sons, Ruben Longwell of Provo, Utah and Fisher Longwell of Silver City and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Bishop Joseph Brubaker of the Mormon Church will conduct the rites. Burial will be In Memory Lane Cemetery.

LONGWELL: Fisher Longwell, 57, entered life eternal Monday at his residence in Silver City. He was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Carlsbad to Hugh and Pearly Robertson Longwell. He was a retired postal worker and a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member and past exalted ruler of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 and Loyal Order of Silver City Moose Lodge No. 1718. Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the past exalted rulers of the Silver City Elks Lodge officiating. Cremation will be by Baca's Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Longwell of the home; a son, Craig Alan Longwell of Fargo, N.D.; a stepson, Robert Hanson of Redbluff, Calif.; a daughter, Linda Hoge, and son-in-law, John of Silver City; and two stepdaughters, Eileen Rodriguez of Silver City and Lynette Hanson of Phoenix. He is also survived by a brother, Ruben Longwell, and sister-in-law, Dixie, of Provo, Utah; and seven grandchildren. Honorary bearers will be Russell Barnes, John Hoge, Joe Brown, Byron Smith, Jack Johnson and Tommy Drummond. Memorial contributions may be directed to Elks Club Charities, Silver City, N.M. 88062. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ:  Albert D. Lopez, 23 of Central, was killed the past week in a highway accident in California. He had served in the U. S. Marine Corps for the past six years stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said Thursday morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church, Central, the Rev Fr. Leo Lumas, officiating. Burial was in the Central Cemetery with full honors. The deceased marine is survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Albert T. Lopez; six brothers, Daniel, Henry, Ray, Jose, David and Tommy. all of Central; and seven sisters, Miss Alma Lopez, who resided at Buena Park, Calif., and Delfina, Ernestina, Mary Ann, Rose Ann, Virginia and Elizabeth, all of Central.

LOPEZ: Mrs. Anastacia Moreno Lopez, a former resident of Silver City and member of a pioneer family, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She had moved to California in 1942. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Padilla of Los Angeles; two sons, Fabian of Deming and Joe of Milwaukee, Wis.; six sisters, Mrs. Pauline M. Ball, Silver City; Mrs. Pete Pena, Faywood; Mrs. John Fiola, Mrs. Veronica Pena, Mrs. Polo Flores and Mrs. Gabriel Holguin, all of Los Angeles; two brothers, Paul Moreno of Mimbres and Fred Moreno of Los Angeles. Funeral services were held yesterday with burial in the Calbareo cemetery in Los Angeles.

LOPEZ: Anita V. Lopez died Monday March 14 in Hillcrest Hospital. Anita was born April 17, 1895 in Mexico. She had lived in Silver City for the past 87 years and was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband Catarino who lives in the family home, 204 S. Gold St.; four sons, Catarino Jr and Alfonso Ybarra of Silver City, Johnny of Phoenix and Tommy Ybarra of Lordsburg: three daughters; Demesia Garcia and Rosa Ellas of Silver City and Ruby Aragon of Phoenix; 32 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Louisa Barragan, who died in 1977. Rosary services were Tuesday at the Wheeler chapel, with mass at St Vincent held on Wednesday. Pallbearers were Joe Lopez, Jesse Lopez, Billy Lopez, Fred Estrada, Rudy Gonzales and Larry Baca. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

LOPEZ: Antonio D. Lopez, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 31 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Lopez was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1972 after 36 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Lopez of Silver City, four sons, Tony Lopez of Albuquerque, Macario Lopez of Central, John Lopez and Rudy Lopez, both of Silver City, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hinojosa of South Gate, Calif., Mrs. Rachel Costales of Albuquerque, and 17 grandchildren. Survivors also include a brother, Margarito Lopez of El Paso, three sisters, Mrs. Salustia Sanchez of Hanford, Calif., Mrs. Delfina Castillo of Bayard and Mrs. Beatriz Gutierrez of El Paso. Rosary recitation was Friday, June 2 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Saturday, June 3, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Rev. Fr. Manuel Marumba conducted both services. Burial followed in the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Victorio Lopez, Carlos Morales, Rudy Castillo, Art Hinojosa, Luis Delgado and Art Costales. Honorary pallbearers were Arturo Ortiz, Sam Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz, Cruz Ortiz, Benny Rodriguez, Mike Ojinaga, Tony Davila, Canuto Sepulveda, Ben D. Altamirano, Antonio Morales and Jesus Morales.

LOPEZ: Armando C. Lopez, 69, a Silver City resident, entered into eternal rest Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ:  Aurelio C. Lopez, 83, of Bayard died at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lopez was born in Mexico but had been a longtime resident of Grant County and was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Rumalda Lopez of Bayard; two sons, Danny Lopez of El Paso, Cleo M. Lopez of Albuquerque; one sister, Juanita C. Lopez of North Hurley; a brother, Willie C. Lopez of Tucson and four grandchildren. Rosary recitation was recited at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers was Henry Sedillos. Ricky Provencio, David Miller, Rudy Martinez, Richard Marrufo, Eddie Hauserman. Honorary pallbearers were Dickie Perez, Dan Silva, Ramon Ramirez, Ray Sedillos, Ricardo Sedillos and Ramon Diaz. Funeral arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LOPEZ: Barney A. Lopez, 25, of Central, died Monday in Albuquerque. Mr. Lopez was a lifelong resident of Grant County and was employed as a construction worker. He was a communicant of Santa Clara Catholic Church and was a member of Santa Clara Men’s Club and was a Cursillisto. He is survived by his parents, Valentine and Terry Lopez of Central, one brother, Rudy Lopez of Central; three sisters, Nancy Atencio, Betty Lopez and Eileen Lopez, all of Central; one nephew; two nieces; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Rosary recitation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday. Both services will be in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Interment will follow at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Freddy Barela, Bobby Barela, Arthur Barela, Rudy Chapin Jr., James Chapin, and Lawrence Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lucero Sr., Eddie Placencio Jr., Bobby Torres, Ernie Udero, Benjie Maynes, Pat Torres, Abel Carrasco and James Lucero Jr. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LOPEZ: Funeral services were held on Thursday for Mrs. Candida S. Lopez, 59, who died at Fort Bayard State Hospital. She was a native of Galena, Chih., Mexico, and had lived in Silver City for 45 years. Rev. A. James Milano officiated at the funeral services at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with interment in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Francisco C. Lopez, Silver City; a brother, Concepcion Sedillos, of San Pedro, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Carmen Castillo, Sliver City.

LOPEZ: Mrs. Canuta Delgado Lopez, 86, died in the family home in Santa Rita last Friday. She had lived in Grant County 47 years. Rosary services were held Sunday evening in the Santa Rita Catholic church. Mass was said at 9am Monday morning in the church followed by burial in the Hanover cemetery. Conducting the rites was the Rev Fr. Alexandre Leoni. Internment was directed by Curtis mortuary. Survivors are two sons, Antonio and Margarito Lopez, Santa Rita; four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Morales, Santa Rita, Mrs. Delfina Castillo, Bayard, Mrs. Salustina Sanchez, Hanford, CA Mrs. Beatrice Gutierrez, El Paso.

LOPEZ: Catarino P. Lopez, 86, died Friday evening in Silver City, Mr. Lopez was born in Silver City and had been a life long resident. He was a communicant of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by three daughters, Dec Lopez of Silver City, Rosa Elias of Silver City, and Ruby Aragon of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sons, Catarino Lopez Jr. of Silver City, Johnny Lopez of Phoenix, Ariz., Alfonso Ybarra of Silver City, and Tommy Ybarra of Lords-burg; 32 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel arid Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10a.m. Wednesday at Saint Vincent’s with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Internment will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Lopez, Jesse Lopez, Bill Aragon, and Rudy Gonzales Sr. Arrangements by Wheeler.

LOPEZ: Consuelo "Connie" Lopez, 15, died at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., July 20, following an extended illness. Miss Lopez was a native of Silver City and had lived in Santa Rita all of her life. She was a student at Snell Junior High School. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Remigio C. Lopez of Santa Rita; two brothers, Francisco and Vincent both of Santa Rita; two sister, Patricia Ann and Helen, both of Santa Rita; her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Vincent Hidalgo of San Manuel, Ariz., and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jesusita C. Lopez of Silver City. Rosary was said in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and the funeral mass was recited at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment followed in the San Lorenzo Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Carl F. Nieset officiating.

LOPEZ: Rosary services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Crecencio Lopez, 72, of Silver City, who died Monday. Funeral mass was said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marceline Lopez; a sister Teresa Lopez and a nephew, Eddie Abeyta, all of Silver City.

LOPEZ: Mrs. Crecilia Lopez, 82, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Bayard. Also surviving are four sons, Manuel and Adolphos Lopez of Safford, Ariz., and Pilar and Jesus Lopez of Bayard. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Bayard Catholic Church and burial took place in the Hurley Cemetery.

LOPEZ: Cruza M. Lopez, 62, a Milan resident, formerly of Silver City, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Cibola General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Lopez of Milan; her mother, Angela Apodaca of Grants; two sons, Johnny Cruz and friend Angie Lopez of Gallup, and Tony Joe Lopez and his wife, Myong, of Grants; two daughters, Mary Helen Lopez of Milan and Linda Lou Armijo and her husband, Louie, of Milan; a brother, Chon Cameron of Huffman, Texas; nine half brothers, Rudy Dimas, Sammy Dimas, George Hernandez, Raymond Hernandez, Jess Hernandez, Pablo Hernandez, Gonzalo Hernandez, Freddie Hernandez and Frank Hernandez; and five half sisters, Ruby Tobias, Rosie Dimas, Priscilla Sanchez, Suzie Rodriguez and Emma Lopez. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Cameron and Ricky Dimas, and a sister, Angie Dimas. The funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Latter-day Saints Church in Grants. Interment followed at Bluewater Village Cemetery. Pallbearers were friends and family members. Arrangements were by Grants Mortuary

LOPEZ: Daniel S. Lopez, 38, formerly of Bayard, died Thursday at University Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., as a result of an auto pedestrian accident. Mr. Lopez was born in Silver City and lived in Grant County most of his life. He served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and was decorated for heroism. He also received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with the "V Device," as well as others awards. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia, and three sons, Daniel, Mark, and Elias, all of Redlands, Calif.; a brother, Cleo Lopez of Bayard; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Aurelio Lopez, in 1984; and by his mother, Rumalda Lopez, in 1986.Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Henry Sedillos, Rick Provincio, Richard Maruffo, Cornie Chanez, Sam Pena and Dicky Perez. Serving as honorary pallbearers are all his numerous friends and acquaintances. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home. 

LOPEZ: David "Spanky" Joseph Lopez of Silver City entered eternal rest Saturday, April 29, at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque at the early age of 4 months. He was born Dec. 7, 1999, to Edmund J. Lopez Jr. and Tobi Cook. Even though he will be greatly missed, he is now being guarded by the angels of the Lord. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. the same day, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Edmund J. Lopez Jr., and his mother, Tobi Cook, of the home; his sister, Dana Jo Lopez of the home; and his grandparents, John and ,Dana Jo Norris of Gila, and Edmund Sr. and Gloria Lopez of Silver City. He is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Hunter McNutt, Adrian Lopez, Cody McNutt and Paul Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are Casey McNutt, Chris Lopez and Isaac Lopez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Dolores Barela "Lola" Lopez, 93, a lifelong area resident, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening at Santa Clara Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will be held there at 7pm led by the parish funeral ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at the church Tuesday afternoon at 2. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery with Father Mike Lindsay, pastor, officiating. She was born Jan. 24, 1905, in Dona Ana to Domingo Barela and Eulogia Rodriguez de Barela. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church and a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Luis "Sonny" Lopez, and his wife, Inez, of Santa Clara; a brother, Ramon Barela, and his wife, Lupe, of Dona Ana; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Evangelisto, Domingo and Samuel Barela; and two sisters, Petra Padilla and Juana Garcia. Serving as pallbearers will be Sam Lopez, Eric and Paul Trujillo, Robert Padilla, Phil Silva and Servando Gonzalez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Eloy C. Lopez, 19 year old son of Mrs. Soledonia Lopez, of Silver City, died last Friday at the family home, He hat been an invalid for many years. Besides his mother, five sisters and five brothers survive. Rosary services were held at the family home and burial was in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Burial was under the direction of Curtis mortuary.

LOPEZ: Ernesto (Ernie) M. Lopez, 43, passed away Jan. 30 at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso. Mr. Lopez was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Lopez of Silver City, a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Lara of Bayard, 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Anna Aragon and Mrs. Linda Apodaca, both of Albuquerque, his mother, Mrs. Guadalupe Lopez of Bayard, a grandson, Mickey Aragon of Arenas Valley, five sisters, Mrs. Braulia Baca, Miss Sally Lopez, both of Silver City, Mrs. Dora Armendariz of Deming, Miss Rosie Lopez of Las Cruces, Mrs. Alice Esparza of Deming, five brothers, Fernando Lopez of Bayard, Frank Lopez of Silver City, Margarito Lopez of Albuquerque, Joe Lopez of Bayard, Fermin Lopez of Silver City and one aunt, Mrs. Juanita Ogas of Silver City. Rosary recitation was at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev. Fr. Manuel Marumba conducting both services. Interment followed in the Mesa Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Lopez' five brothers and Manuel Elias. Honorary pallbearers were Alfred Sandoval, Tony Otero, Manuel Ovalle, Moy Perez, Henry Moreno, Johnny Saenz, Carlos Felix, Mickey Gomez, Frankie Merino, Manuel Holguin, Manuel Silva, Claudio Quesada, Arturo Herrera, Apolonio Valenzuela and Florencio Valenzuela

LOPEZ: Fernando Rosales Lopez, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Lopez, was fatally injured Sunday when he fell out of a truck on a side road leading to the family home in Vanadium. He died while being brought to the Hillcrest Hospital. Deputy Sheriff Carl Hyde investigated the accident. He said the child was riding in the truck when the door swung open and he pitched out. Surviving are his parents, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Guadalupe Lopez and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Rosales. Funeral mass was said by the Rev. Fr. Jose Lopez at the Bayard Catholic Church Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial was in the Gila Mesa cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

 LOPEZ: Florenco Montoya Lopez, 73, of Deming, a former resident of Santa Rita, died April 12. Mr. Lopez was a retired employee of the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Juana Lopez of Deming, his daughters Donna Torrez of Tempe, AZ., and Marcelina Almanza of Deming, a son Joe M. Chavez of Albuquerque; two brothers Phil Lopez of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jose Lopez of Lemitar, NM.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

LOPEZ: Francisco C. Lopez, 58 died in Hillcrest Hospital March 16. He was born in Santa Rita and was a long time resident of this community. He was a retired Kennecott employee of Santa Rita. Survivors are two sisters, Miss Juanita Lopez of Hurley and Mrs. Maria L. Rivera of Bayard; two brothers, Aurelio Lopez of Hurley and Guillermo Lopez of Tucson, Ariz., and two nephews, Cleo and Danny Lopez of Silver City. Rosary services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Mass was recited in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley Friday at 10 a.m. with the interment following in the Hurley Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Leo Lumas will officiate.

LOPEZ: Francisco S. Lopez, 70, passed away Sunday in El Paso. He was a retired Kennecott employee. He is survived by his wife, Jesusita, of Santa Rita and six sons, Tranquilino of El Paso, Juan of Bayard, Jose and Romingo of Santa Rita, Paz of Los Angeles, Jesus, who is serving with the U. S. Army in Germany, and three daughters, Mrs. Ignacio Rosales and Mrs. Lorenza Ruiz of Santa Rita and Mrs. Raymond Horcasitas of Silver City, 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at Santa Rita Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial Mass was said at 10 A. M. Wednesday. Father Julian Ordonez officiated at burial in Santa Rita Cemetery at 4 p.m

LOPEZ: Frank D. Lopez, 66, of Hurley, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital of Las Cruces. Mr. Lopez was born in Tyrone, NM on September 8, 1917, the son of Marcos and Juanita Lopez Duran. He attended Silver City schools and graduated from Western High School. He held Master of Arts Degrees in Secondary education and School Administration from WNMU. Before becoming principal of Cobre High School in 1971, he taught Spanish, social studies, and was baseball and basketball coach, athletic and activities director. He retired as Cobre principal in 1980. Since that time, he served as Commissioner of NM and was a member of the Cobre Board of Education, being a member of the Board at the time of his death. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife, Adelina Lopez of Hurley; two sons, Frank "Doc" Lopez, Jr of Hatch, NM; Reymundo Lopez of Silver City; one daughter-in-law, Patsy (wife of Frank Jr.) and grandson, Christopher Bruce Lopez both of Hatch; five sisters, Mrs. Barbara Serna of Albuquerque; Mrs. Olga Carabajal of Belen; Mrs. Edna Turin of Atlanta, Geo; Mrs. Eva Clark of Ruidoso and Mrs. Amy Werner of Albuquerque. His parents and a sister, Mrs. Lee Alper of Atlanta, Geo, preceded him in death. Rosary recitation was held at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Rev. Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Raul Carreon, Sr., Fidel Madrid, Jr, W.L. Baca, Phil Turin, Librado Maldonado and Alex J. Patterson. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Lopez, Chon Fierro, Raul Carreon, Jr, Richard Abalos, Nobel Lafond, Ed Sordel, Harold Stambaugh, and Tom Powers, all of his former students, faculty, and co-workers of Cobre High School. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing may send donations to the Cancer Treatment Center, El Paso, TX. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver

LOPEZ: Frank "Pancho" Lopez, 56, lost a courageous battle with cancer, so the Lord came for him and took him home Monday, March 20. Mr. Lopez was an excellent athlete. Until the onset of his illness, he was running L four miles a day and lifting weights. After a spiritual experience many years ago, he turned his life around, devoting himself to the Lord and to his family. He had many friends who liked and respected him. He will live in his family's hearts until they join him in heaven. At his request, he will be cremated. The funeral will be celebrated Friday at 11 in the morning at St. Francis Newman Center Parish with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Lopez's survivors include his loving wife, Gloria, of the family home; and his daughter, Sylvia, whom he loved to tease, and her husband, Joe Murrillo, whom he loved like a son. The lights of his life were his grandchildren, Vanessa, his "Chata," and Joseph Edward, his "Tato," and his mother-in-law, Rosa Elias, whom he loved like a mother. Also surviving him are his four brothers, Fred Lopez and his wife, Nena, of Bayard, Margarito Lopez and his wife, Bennie, of Albuquerque, Joe Lopez of Bayard, and Fermin Lopez and his wife, Sandra, of Silver City; five sisters, Braulia Baca and her husband, Larry, of Morenci, Ariz., Sally Lopez and her husband, Nino, of Silver City, Dora Armendariz and her husband, Manny, of Deming, Rosie Lopez of Las Cruces, and Alicia Esparza and her husband, Lorenzo, of Deming; and his sister-in- law, Clara, of Silver City. He leaves behind his close friend Bill Maldonado, whom he loved like a brother, and his wife, Mary. Another close friend of his was Napo Sanchez. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Mr. Lopez was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Lupe Lopez; his brother, Ernesto; and his beloved father-in-law, Eduardo Elias. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Guadalupe M. Lopez, 69, died Thursday, December 21, in Silver City. Mrs. Lopez was born in San Lorenzo, New Mexico, and was a life long resident of Grant County. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Braulia Baca of Grants, N.M., Sally Lopez of Silver City, Dora Armendariz of Deming, Rosie Lopez of Las Cruces and Alice Esparza of Deming. Five sons, Fernando Lopez of Bayard, Frank Lopez of Silver City, Margarito Lopez of Albuquerque, Joe Lopez of Bayard, Fermin Lopez of Silver City, one sister, Mrs. Juanita Ogas of Silver City. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Tues., Dec. 26 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Wed., Dec. 27 at Saint Francis Newman Center with Fr. Jose Velasquez conducting both services. Burial followed in Mesa Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Fernando Lopez, Frank Lopez, Margarito Lopez, Joe Lopez, Fermin Lopez, and Max Alvarez

LOPEZ: Mrs. Helen Y. Lopez, 65, passed away Sunday, June 26, at her residence in Silver City. Mrs. Lopez was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Pedro C. Lopez of Silver City, a daughter, Mrs. Matilda Luna, two sons, Jose Lopez and Antonio Lopez and two grandsons, all of Albuquerque. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Ramona Hauserman of Bayard and Mrs. Adelaida Hall of El Paso, Tex. and a brother, Frank B. Yguado of Bisbee, Ariz. Rosary services were recited Wednesday June 29 at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was said this morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Edward Hausermann, John Hausermann, Joe Amador, Alfredo Gonzales, Albert Benavidez and Antonio Flores. Honorary pallbearers will be Louis H. Hausermann, Sr., Guillermo Alvarado, Cabriet Junen, Joe Acosta, Fred C. Luna and Joe Moreno

LOPEZ: Ignacio V. Lopez., 83, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday morning. Mr. Lopez was a native of San Lorenzo arid had lived in Grant county all of his life. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1954. Survivors include one son, Valentin of Central; one daughter, Mrs. Eva Placencio of Tucson, Ariz; two step daughters, Mrs. Pasquela Guerra of Bayard and. Mrs. Juan Vasquez of Turnerville; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Emilia Montoya of L.A., Calif.; Mrs. Paubla Costales of Silver City, Mrs. Nora Kirker of Bayard, and Mrs. Petra Udero of Central.

LOPEZ: Inez B. Lopez, 70, of Lordsburg passed away Wednesday at his residence. Rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Mass will he celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Tom Clark officiating. Interment will be in Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. Mr. Lopez was born April 20. 1927 in Valedon, N.M., the son of Rosalio Lopez and Guadalupe Barh___. Mr. Lopez married Lupe L. Escobar on June 2, 1949 in Lordsburg. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lupe: one son. Martin Lopez of Lordsburg: two grandsons; Jimmie and Martin Lopez both of Lordsburg: one brother Bill Lopez of Garden Grove Calif.: two sisters. Isabel Lopez of Garden Grove and Maria Jarrott of Lordsburg: and one aunt Petra Fong of Lordsburg. He was preceded in death his parents. Mr. Lopez attended Lordsburg schools. He owned and operated Railroad Cafe, Myers Café, Hidalgo Café, and Lordsburg Café from which he retired in 1987. Friends knew Mr. Lopez as “Fish”. Lordsburg Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

LUCERO: James H. "Boy" Lucero, 42, a lifelong resident of Central, passed away Monday, June 6, in Palomas, Mexico. He was born Jan. 6 1951, to James S. and Aurora (Holguin) Lucero in Santa Rita. He married Patricia Lucero in Central on Nov 27, 1971, and graduated from Cobre High School that same year. He was employed at Fort Bayard Medical Center for 17 years as an electrician and boiler operator. He enjoyed camping, hunting and hiking in the mountains, but will be remembered most for nicknaming many of his family members and friends. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lucero of Fort Bayard; a son, James Isaac Lucero of Fort Bayard; two daughters, Denise Lucero and Billi Jean Lucero, both of Fort Bayard; his mother, Aurora H. Lucero of Fort Bayard; two sisters, Connie Chavez and her husband Manuel, of North Hurley and Mary Lou Sauceda of Central; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brandy Lynn Lucero, in April of 1991 and his father James S. Lucero, in March of 1993. The prayer vigil (rosary) will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church in Central with Deacon Johnny Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Michael Lindsay as celebrant. The rite of committal will follow in Central Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Arroyo, Raul Yanez, Manuel Barragan, Fred Sauceda, Chucky Enriquez, Michael Lucero, Gary Chavez and Felix Sauceda. Honorary pallbearers will be Dickie Baca, Richard Lucero, Eddie Silva, Ronnie Hernandez, Joe Varraza, Manny Chavez, Robert Holguin, Nayo Lopez, Conrad Flores, Joe Gutierrez Jr. and all his many friends. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them

LOPEZ: Jesusita Cabello Lopez, 85, died Tuesday morning in Silver City. Mrs. Lopez was born in Jacona, Michoacan, Mexico, and was a lifelong resident of Santa Rita She was a communicant of Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Mrs. Lopez is survived by two daughters, Lorenza Palma of Silver City and Clara Horcasitas of Albuquerque; six sons, Tranquilino Lopez and Jose Reyes Lopez, both of Santa Rita; Remijo Lopez of Quemado, Juan Lopez of Gallup, Paz Lopez of Hurley and Jesus Lopez of San Manuel, Ariz.; 31 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Concepcion Lopez Rosales, on Jan. 3, 1986. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating and Mass of the resurrection with Monsignor A. James Milano will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, both in the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her six sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Jose Antonio Lopez, Jose R. Lopez Jr., Andrew T. Lopez, Edmund W. Lopez, Alex M. Lopez, Javier M. Lopez, Paul M. Lopez, Alfredo L. Ruiz, Raymundo L. Horcasitas, Robert L. Horcasitas, Christopher L. Horcasitas,Frankie H. Lopez, Vincent H. Lopez, Raymond .L. Rosales and Christina Mario Lopez. Arrangements by Wheeler.

LOPEZ: Jimmy M. Lopez Jr., 20, died Saturday in Hurley. He was born March l0, l968, in Silver City and had lived in the Hurley area most of his life. He graduated from Cobre High School where he had played football and baseball and then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., this past year. Calling hours will be today from 3-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest funeral chapel. Funeral services will be held tonight at 7 in Baca's Hillcrest funeral chapel and by the graveside at l0 a.m. Tuesday in the Hurley Cemetery. Members from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Bayard and Silver City will preside over both services. Survivors are his parents, Sylvia and Jimmy Lopez of Hurley; one brother, Raymond Lopez of Hurley; two sisters, Audrey Hayes and her husband, Floyd Hayes, and Christy Lopez, all of Hurley; his maternal grandparents, Josephine and Reynaldo Marrufo of Hurley; his paternal grandmother, Anselama Lucero of Bayard; one niece, Janice Hayes of Hurley; and several aunts and uncles. Casket bearers will be Lawrence Aguilera, Gary Silva, Simon Munoz, Kenny Padilla, Albert Padilla and Peter Martinez. Honorary casket bearers will be all of his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Joaquin Lopez, 69, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born April 14, 1924, to Joaquin and Carmen (Cortez) Lopez Sr. in Manor, Texas. He married Hortencia Galindo on May 4, 1942, in Manor. Mr. Lopez was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He moved to Lordsburg in 1953. He was a painter by trade, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Hortencia Lopez of the family home; two daughters, Irene Powell and her husband, David, of Nashville, Ga., and Wanda Lopez of Lordsburg; four sons, Albert Lopez of Cucamonga, Calif., Richard Lopez, of San Bernadino, Calif., Ernest Lopez of Lordsburg, and David Lopez and his wife, Sherri, of Carlsbad; five sisters, Dora Whitaker, Annie Linas, Beatriez Reyes, Angelita Lopez and Elvira Sanubio, all of Manor; a brother, Santos Lopez of Austin, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening at St. Joseph's Church in Lordsburg. The rosary will follow at 7:30 in the church with the Rev. Sam Garcia reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 Tuesday morning at the church. The rite of committal will follow in the Shakespeare Cemetery with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347. Pallbearers will be Michael Lopez, Victor Astorga, Ernest Lopez, Danny Lopez, Lonnie Powell and Ronnie Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Lopez, Richard Lopez, Ernest Lopez and David Lopez. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home of Lordsburg to serve them.

LOPEZ: Joe D. Lopez, 31, died Friday in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Lopez was born ~in Silver City hut was a resident of Alhambra, Calif. He is survived by his wife , Victoria Lopez of Alhambra; two daughters, Yvette Lopez and Priscilla Lopez, both of Alhambra; one son, Michael Lopez, also of Alhambra: his parents, Albert T. and Pauline Lopez of Central; seven sisters, Tina Torrez of San Lorenzo, Virginia Carrick of Bend, Ore., Elma Renteria of Monticello, Calif., Roseanne Trujillo of Morenci, Ariz., Delfie Lopez of Central, Mary Lopez of Silver City and Elizabeth Lopez of Canoga Park, Calif.; five brothers, Daniel Lopez of Esparito, Calif., Raymond Lopez and Tom Lopez of Central, David Lopez of Bayard, and Henry Lopez of Lancaster, Calif. and numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Tomas Perez officiating, and funeral services will be held at 10a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Weldon W. Coker officiating. Both services will be held in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers will be Daniel Lopez, Raymond Lopez, David Lopez, Henry Lopez, Gilbert Torrez, and George Trujillo. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LOPEZ: Joe Willie Lopez Jr, 14, died Friday morning in an automobile accident. He was born in Los Angeles and was a resident. He attended at La Plata Junior High School, a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Silver City, where he was children’s church assistant teacher, and was in the Silver City Soccer Club and the Grant County Youth Soccer Organization. He is survived by his parents, Joe and Velia Lopez of Silver City; one sister, Valerie Lopez of Silver City; his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Geneva Lopez of Los Angeles, Calif.; his maternal grandparents, Raul and Lope Diaz of Silver City; his paternal great-grandmother, Liberada Arellanes of Los Angeles; his aunts Terry and Irene Lopez of Los Angeles, Liz Lopez of Pico Rivera, Calif., Becky Parra and Ste1laVargas of Rosemead, Calif., and Yvonne Morales and Christine Gerardo of Silver City; his uncles, Ruben Diaz of Los Angeles, Joe Parra and Pete Varglis of Rosemead, Ralph Lopez Jr. and Rudy Lopez of Los Angeles, and Raul Diaz Jr., Albert Morales, and Gregorio Gerardo, all of Silver. City; his cousins, Denise Aguilar, Ivan Aguilar, Lorraine Gerardo, Michael Zarragosa, all of Silver City, and David Parra, Michael and Mark Perez, Michael, Steve, and Sam Vargas, all of Rosemead, and Erika Lopez and Lisa Fernandez of Pico Rivera, as well as Bernadette and Anthony Lopez of Los Angeles. Evening services will be held at 7 tonight and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, both at the First Assembly of God Church at 20th and Gold streets in Silver City. The Rev. Terry Paschall will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ray Montoya, Shawn Montoya, Ray Helfin, Benji Ortiz, Raul Diaz Jr., Ralph Rueda, Christopher Arellano, and Ivan Aguillar, all of Silver city. Arrangements by Wheeler.

LOPEZ: Juan V Lopez, 69, passed away Easter Sunday, April 4, at Gila Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife of 14 years, Eva Salaiz. Lopez; a son, Joe Lopez of Phoenix; four daughters, Anita L. Levario and her husband, Hector, of Silver City, Lupe Lopez of, Phoenix, Rosemary Gracia and her husband, Frank, of Phoenix, and Susan "Susie" Tafoya and her husband, Albert, of Silver City; two brothers, Nino Lopez of Silver City and Thomas Ybarra of Silver City; three sisters, Demesia L. Garcia and her husband, Juan, of Silver City, Ruby Aragon of Phoenix and Rosa Elias of Silver City; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Catarino (Pena) and Anita (Villalobos) Lopez; a brother, Alfonso Ybarra; two sons, Lawrence and Johnny Lopez; a sister, Louisa Barragan; and his daughter, Carmen Garcia. He was born in Silver City, where he lived until 1964. At that time, he moved to Arizona, where he owned and operated a landscaping business for 35 years. He served in the National Guard for three years. His memory will remain alive in the hearts of all who love him. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Juanita Carranza Lopez, 87, of Hurley passed away Wednesday, July 15, at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. Rosary will be conducted at7 p.m. Friday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with Father Ray Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Hurley Cemetery. Ms. Lopez was born Nov. 16, 1910, in Hachita, the daughter of Santiago Lopez and Wenceslada Carranza. She is survived by her nephews, Cleo Lopez and his wife, Carol, of Bayard, Robert Silva and his wife, Lucy, of Silver City, and Criselio Silva and his wife, Alvina, of Hurley; a niece, Antonja Stella, and her husband, Pete, of Las Cruces; three very special friends, Olga Huerta and her husband, Wero, of Hurley, Rosemarie Quevedo and her husband, Larry, of Hurley, and Virgie Rodriguez and  her husband, Benny, of Bayard; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Aurelia, Santiago, Guillermo, Francisco and Lupe; and two sisters, Florentina and Marie. Ms. Lopez was a homemaker, and a devoted Catholic and member of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, who could be seen walking the two and a half miles from her home in North Hurley to the church every Sunday until her health began to fail. She was a very self-sufficient woman, who chopped her own wood, and did all of her cooking and ironing on a wood-burning stove. She sewed her own dresses, and refused to see a doctor, curing herself with her own home remedies. Ms. Lopez, who had two faithful dogs, Paca and Paco, is also remembered for her many crafts. She especially enjoyed making colorful wind chimes which she would hang in the trees in her front yard for people to enjoy and buy. She was a very headstrong woman who overcame her handicap unable to hear or speak since birth. With no formal education, she was able to find the patience, guidance and knowledge to rear the present Grant County sheriff from the age of 3 years to adulthood. Ms. Lopez will truly be remembered for her love of children and the joy she brought them when she would reach into her pocket for a monetary treat. She touched the lives of many and will be long remembered and missed by many. Pallbearers for Ms. Lopez’s service will be Chon Manzano, Charlie Kelly, Steve Gonzales, Bobby Ruiz, Robert Silva Jr. and Larry Quevedo. Honorary bearers will be Wero Huerta, Amador Reyes Jr., Dan Soriano, and everyone who knew and loved her. Bright Funeral Rome is in charge of arrangements.

LOPEZ: Lauriano M. Lopez, 68, died Tuesday evening at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Lopez was born in Gila and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of Saint Francis Newman Center and a veteran of World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife, Josephine A. Lopez of Silver City ; two daughters, Linda Alcorta of Silver City and Gloria I Montoya of El Paso, Texas; a son, Arturo Lopez of Homestead, Fl; three sisters, Maggie L. Rodriguez of Los Angeles, Calif., Sara L. Benavidez of Pima, Ariz., and Toni Ortiz of Albuquerque; two brothers, Benny M. Lopez of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Cruz Lopez of El Paso, Texas: and six grandsons. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tony L. Alcorta, in 1984. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10a.m. Friday in Saint Francis Newman Center with Deacon Johnny Perez and the Rev. Meichor Dano officiating. Internment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. He will be buried with military honors by the American Legion Allingham-Golding Post NO. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Ernesto Rodriguez Sr. Ernesto Rodriguez Jr., Elms Benavides, Andy Benavidez, Donicino Ortiz and Eddie Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Mariano Lopez, Pilar Lopez, Bennie C. Montoya, Enrique Trejo, Ramon Garcia, Eduardo Rodriguez and Benny C. Gonzales. In lieu of flowers any one wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home Silver City.

LOPEZ: Louisa T. Lopez, 64, of Central passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Miss Lopez was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Fort Bayard to Juan and Leonor {Tellez} Lopez. She is survived by four sisters, Tommie Barela, Terry Lopez and her husband, Valentin, and Antonia Chapin and her husband, Rudy, all of Central, and Celia Lucero of Southgate, Calif. She is also survived by three brothers, Joe Lopez and his wife, Leonor, of Redlands, Calif., Arnold Lopez of Central and George Lopez, and his wife, Gloria, of Hurley, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father in 1945, her mother in 1975, a sister, Josephine Armijo, in 1977, and two brothers, Johnny Lopez, in1972, and Richard Lopez, in 1981. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses on U.S. 180 East in Silver City from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. Pallbearers will be Rudy Chapin Jr., Toby Padilla, Lawrence Lopez, Rudy Lopez, Freddie Barela and Arthur Barela. Honorary pallbearers are James Chapin, Rey Placencio, Mike Gutierrez and Gary Romero. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses.

Lopez: Lucia Galvez Lopez, 96, died Friday at her residence in Hurley. Mrs. Lopez was a lifelong resident of Grant County and was a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church. She is survived by four daughters, Lupe Lopez and Augustina Lopez of San Diego, Calif., Jessie Pedraza and Mary Amalla of Hurley; four grandchildren, Theodore Lopez of El Paso, Frank Amalla of Silver City, Virginia Lewis of Hurley, Dorothy Hart of San Diego; 17 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church and Mass of the Resurrection was held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with Father Benito Suen officiating. Interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Theodore Lopez, Frank Amalla, Roger Lewis, Nick Pedraza, Sr., Nick Pedraza, Jr., and Glenn Wilson. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home

LOPEZ: Manual Chavez Lopez, 36, died Sept 19 in Hillcrest Hospital after a sudden, illness. He was born Nov. 8, 1946 in Silver City, the son of Mariano and Celedonia Chavez Lopez, and was a resident of the Silver City area all his life. Lopez was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and was employed as a diesel mechanic for Phelps Dodge Corp. He is survived by his wife, Susan Guzman Lopez of Silver City; two children, Yvonne and Stephen Lopez of the home; his mother; Celedonia Chavez Lopez of Silver City; five sisters, Katie Castillo, Virginia Marin, Stella Lucero all of Silver City, Toni Vasquez and Rose Gutierrez both of California; four brothers, Mariano Lopez, David Chavez and Fernando Chavez, all of Silver City and Sammy Lopez of California. Rosary was Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Sept. 22 in St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Both services were under the direction of Monsignor James Milano. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery, Si1ver City. Serving as active pallbearers were Frankie Donahue, Fidel Quintana, Mario Casares, Joe Arellano, Eddie Gonzales and Eddie Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Vasquez, Jimmy Gutierrez, Eloy Parra, Neil Gergen, Joe Chavez, ____ Lemme and Bernie Lemme. Arrangements by Curtis bright.

LOPEZ: Manuel Sanchez Lopez, 66, of 219 W. 13th St., died at his home Saturday of a heart attack. Surviving are four sons, Pete and Lauriano, Silver City; Benny and Cruz, Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Benavides, Morenci, Ariz. and Mrs. Antonio Ortiz, Miami, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ynez Rodriguez, Santa Rita and Mrs. Rosaria Placencio, Gila. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial took place in the family plot at Gila.

LOPEZ: Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church for Mrs. Marcelina M. Lopez who died Thursday at a local hospital. Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated. Burial was made in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include three brothers, Edwardo L. Marquez, Catalino Lopez and Estanislado Trujillo, all of Silver City; a sister, Miss Lenore Trujillo, Silver City. Pallbearers were Rudy Gonzales, Alfonso Ybarra, Juan Garcia, Catarino Lopez Jr., Frank Gomez and Renaldo Barragan. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements

LOPEZ: Rosary services were he1d at 7 o’clock Saturday evening at the Cox Mortuary Chapel for Marlano M. Lopez, who died Friday evening. He was a native of Gila and a resident of Grant County.

LOPEZ: Mrs. Nora Lopez 59, of Central died the past Week at Hillcrest Hospital She was born at Gila and a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband Ignacio Lopez. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel and burial took Place in the Catholic cemetery at Central, following mass said in Santa Clara Catholic church.

LOPEZ: Mrs. Norana Lopez. 59, of Central died the past week at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born at Gila and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Ignacio Lopez. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel and burial took place in the Catholic cemetery at Central, following mass said in Santa Clara Catholic Church

LOPEZ: Funeral services were held on Monday at the Fierro Catholic Church for Nasario B. Lopez, 79, who died Thursday at the home of a son in Bayard. He was a former resident of Fierro. Rev. Anthony Fuentes officiated at the funeral mass with interment in the Fierro Cemetery. Mr. Lopez is Survived by two sons, Felix, Bayard, and Ramon, Silver City; seven daughters Mrs. Josefa Elizado and Mrs. Manuela Chavez, Deming; Mrs. Elena Herrera, Grants; Juana Aguilar San Jose; Calif.; Mrs. Paula Medran, Fierro; Mrs. Lucy Maestas and Mrs. Mary Barela, Albuquerque; 45 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren The Curtis Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

LOPEZ: Pedro C. Lopez, 77, died Sunday, October 8 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lopez was a native of Garfield, N.M., and a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation. Mr. Lopez is survived by a daughter, Miss Matilda Lopez, two sons, Jose Lopez and Antonio Lopez, all of Albuquerque and three grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Brigida Jaramillo of Denver, Colo. and Mrs. Eduvigen Hill of Grants. Rosary recitation was at 8 p.m., Oct. 12 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 9:30 a.m., Friday, October 13 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 George Hall, Alfred Gonzales, Joe Amador, Louis Hausermann, Eddie Hausermann and Luis Moreno.

LOPEZ: Pilar E. Lopez, 75, passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Gila, the son of Ygnacio and Crecelia Enriquez Lopez. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Manuel, Adolfo and Jesus; and his sisters, Patrocinia Polanco and Rumalda Ogas. He was an avid Cobre fan who attended all basketball, football, softball, baseball and volleyball games. Mr. Lopez began working with Asarco Mines in 1940 and retired in 1981. He continued to work as a caretaker at the Asarco Mine to the time of his death for a total of 54 years. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends, reliving the "good ol' days" and fishing at local lakes and the Gila River. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Belen Polanco Lopez of the home; his daughters, Rosie Lopez Placencio and her husband, Ben, of Alamogordo, and Cynthia Lopez Gutierrez and her husband, Gabriel, of Silver City; two granddaughters, Myra Lorraine Placencio and Rose Amy Dawn Gutierrez; and two grandsons, Richard Ben Placencio and Gabriel Luis Gutierrez III; two great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; his sister, Natividad Rodriquez, and her husband, Edward, of Bayard; his sisters and brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and many good friends. The prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting the rosary. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the same church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Burial will take place at the Hurley Cemetery following the Mass. No visitation is scheduled. Serving as casket bearers will be Leo Rodriguez, Jenaro and Reynaldo Placencio, Eddie Rodriguez Jr. and Alvino Lopez. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cobre Athletic Scholarship Fund in his name. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Richard T. Lopez, of Central died at Hillcrest General hospital March 12. Mr. Lopez was born in Central in 1948 and had resided there all of his life. Rosary was held last Friday at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Chapel and Mass. Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Central Catholic Church, with burial following in Central, the Father Ragiazinskas officiating at both services. Mr. Lopez is survived by three brothers, Joe of Redland, Cal., Arnold of Central, and George of Hurley; five sisters, Tommy Barela, Louisa Lopez, Terry Lopez, and Antonia Chapin, all of Central, and Sally Lucero of South Gate, Cal. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and one brother and sister. Pallbearers were James Chapin, Rudy Chapin, Jr., Barney Lopez, Bobbie Barela, Joe Ferrel, and Mike Gutierrez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LOPEZ: Rodolpho "Rudy" G. Lopez, 35, died Wednesday in rural Grant County. Mr. Lopez was born in Santa Rita and had been a life long resident of Grant County, where he was a loader operator for Kennecott Copper Corporation, a member of the Steelworkers Local 890, and the VFW Post 3347. He served his country in the Army in Vietnam. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife, Lorraine Lopez of Silver City, a daughter, Denise Lopez, two sons, Eddy and Rodolpho Lopez, Jr., all of the home, his mother, Mrs. Lucy Lopez of Silver City, two sisters, Rachel Costales of Albuquerque, Margaret Hinojosa of South Gate Calif., three brothers, Tony Lopez of Albuquerque, Marcario of Central, John of Silver City, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Lopez. Rosary recitation was said Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Benito Syen officiating at both services. Burial followed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with V.F.W. Post 3347 performing military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Lara, Albert Rodriguez, Henry Sedillos, Guillermo Andazola, Fortunato Torres and Ramon Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers were Arthur Hinojosa, Daniel Pedroza, Arthur Costales, Raymondo Ortiz, Ray Baca, Ray Rodriguez and David Gallardo. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LOPEZ: Roman Lopez died last Saturday at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lopez is survived by two brothers Francisco Lopez of Las Cruces and Pete Lopez of L.A., Cal., two sisters, Lucy Guzman of Berino, NM and Lupe Chavez of Las Cruces. Funeral Mass was held for Mr. Lopez Tuesday afternoon at 3 in Central. Burial followed at the Fort Bayard Medical Cemetery. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LOPEZ: ROMULO L. LOPEZ, 53, who was born in Silver City, died the past week in the Long Beach, Calif. Veterans Hospital. He had lived in California the past 27, years. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Rafaela Lopez; a son, Filmon Lopez; two sisters, Mrs. Maria Villasenor and Mrs. Natividad Madrid, of Santa Ana and a Brother, Pedro Lopez. Funeral services and burial took place in Santa Ana. Attending the service was a cousin, Camilo Carillo of Silver City and a niece, Mrs. Placido Gandara of Lordsburg.

LOPEZ: Rumalda Silva Lopez, 83, died Wednesday morning in Bayard. Mrs. Lopez was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was a member of the Central senior citizens. Mrs. Lopez is survived by two sons, Danny Lopez of El Paso, Texas, and Cleo Lopez of Bayard; three sisters, Consuelo S. Dominguez of Faywood, and Filomena S. Madrid and Adelina S. Pena, both of Deming; and eight grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30p.m. Friday and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. in Bayard with the Rev. Tomas Perez officiating. Interment will follow in the Faywood’ Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny S. Dominguez, Isidro S. Madrid, Chris Pena Jr., Guillermo S. Pena, Dan Silva and David Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Hausermann, Chon Manzano, and all her nephews. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LOPEZ: Sammy M. "Tumbleweed" Lopez, 39, died Monday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1949, in Silver City and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Lopez served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, was employed at Phelps Dodge as a powderman, and was member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 in the St. Francis Newman Center. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Survivors are his wife, Christina, his parents, Ramon and Ernestine Madrid Lopez, a son, Sammy Lopez Jr. and two daughters, Lorraine and Amanda Lopez, all of Silver City; three brothers, Ramon Lopez Jr. of El Paso, Texas, Bobby Lopez of Santa Fe and Danny Lopez of Las Cruces; a sister, Mary Jean Lopez of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Charles Salas, Rudy Flores, Anthony Limon, Eloy Fuentes, Freddie Duran and Gary. Ponce. Honorary bearers will be James Palacios, Albert and Christopher Trujillo, Daniel Balise and Charlie Vasquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Senaida Delgado Lopez, a lifetime resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Wednesday morning. She was born May 13, 1942, in Silver City. She was a member of the Catholic Church, and a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 2-5 Friday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Vigil services will be held Friday evening at 7 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. The funeral liturgy service will be held Saturday morning at 10, also in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The committal rite service will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Lopez of Silver City; her mother, Arcaria Delgado of Silver City; and a son, Robert Lopez, and a daughter, Sonia Lopez, both of Silver City. She is also survived by two brothers, Tony and Eddie Delgado of Silver City; three sisters, Maria Hernandez of San Bernardino, Calif., and Anita Delgado and Dora Ordonez, both of Silver City; and two grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Tony Delgado Sr., Eddie Delgado Sr., Jesus "Chuey" Lopez, Ignacio "Nacho" Nunez, Arthur Ordonez and John Madrid. Honorary bearers are Bobby Sapien, Joe Rios, Ramon Martinez and Richard Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LOPEZ: Terry T. Lopez, 62, of Central passed away Tuesday in Las Cruces. She was born May 31, 1931, to Juan C. and Leonor T. (Tellez) Lopez in Socorro. She married Valentin C. Lopez in 1948 in Lordsburg. Mrs. Lopez enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing bingo. She will be remembered for her excellent cooking by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Valentin C. Lopez, of the family home; a son, Rudy P. Lopez, and his wife, Josie, of Central; three daughters, Nancy A. Atencio and her husband, Lawrence, Betty J. Lopez, and Eileen M. Lopez, all of Central; three brothers, Joe Lopez and his wife, Leonor, of Redlands, Calif., Arnold Lopez of Central, and George Lopez and his wife, Gloria, of Hurley; three sisters, Tommie Barela, and Antonia Chapin and her husband, Rudy, all of Central; and Celia Lopez of Southgate, Calif.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Juan C. Lopez. Visitation will be from 3-7 today at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church in Central. The prayer vigil (rosary) will follow at 7 p.m. in the church with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting. Pallbearers will be Robert Barela, Rudy Chapin, Lawrence Atencio and Rayo Portillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Sierra, Mike Gutierrez, Arnold Lopez, George Lopez, Joe Lopez and Toby Padilla. Family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

LOPEZ: Tony M. Lopez, 20, of Central, who had been working as a shipping clerk for the Olympia Screw and Die Works at Downey, Calif., died as the result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident there July 30. The youth was a graduate of Cobre High School, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Nuanes of Central. Other survivors are two brothers, Leo Lopez of Hurley and Paul Nuanes of Central; one sister, Miss Rita Nuanes of Central; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lupe Rodriguez of Hurley. The Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill held a rosary a service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary and funeral mass was said at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Burial was in the Hurley Cemetery.

LOPEZ: Veneslada: Death last Friday at the family home in North Hurley claimed Mrs. Veneslada Lopez, 78, a resident of Grant County for 50 years Rosary services were held at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley Sunday evening. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday in the church by the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill. Burial took place in Hurley cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary. Surviving are three sons, Aurelio and Francisco, of Hurley and Willie of Tucson; three daughters, Juanita Lopez and Mrs. Florence L. Silvia, Hurley; Mrs. Maria L. Silva, Bayard; 19 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

LORENTZEN: Agnes Boynton Lorentzen, 85, died Oct. 27 in her home in Glenwood. She was born Oct. 7, 1909, at her parents farm in Avalon, Wis. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1933 and then worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago for several national educational and agricultural foundations as an organizer and editor. In 1947, she married Harry Lorentzen and they had two children, Robert Owen and Nancy Mae. The family resided for 22 years in El Segundo, Calif., where she taught grade school and was active in her church and many youth organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Lorentzen retired to Glenwood in 1977. She continued to give her time, energy and love to church and Community until her death. She is survived by a sister, Roberts, and her children.

LORIER: Joe Lorier, 73, of Silver City, a retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation, died today. He started work with Chino in 1918 and had worked for the company 40 years until retired in 1956. He was a pumpman at the Apache pumping plant. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Joe, Jr., Silver City and Arthur, Norwalk, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Morelius of Caracas, Venezuela; and three grandchildren. Funeral services are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

LORIER: John Joseph Lorier, 66, died Wednesday, July 11, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Lorier was born in Glenwood, New Mexico, and after moving to Grant County, attended the Silver City and Hurley Schools. He was a member of the Valley Community Church, American Legion Post NO.46 and the B.P.O.E. Lodge NO 413 of Silver City. Mr. Mr. Lorier retired in 1973 after 35 years with Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife, Margaret C. Lorier of Silver City, a step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wise of Tucson, Arizona, a step-son, I.L. (Tex) Murray, of Shreveport, Louisiana, a brother, A. Franklin Lorier, a nephew, Terry Lorier both of La Miranda, California, six grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Eugene Bjork officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Officiating at the graveside services were the B.P.O.E. NO 413 and the American Legion performing the military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Manuel Vargas, Hershal Kelly, Nick Kennedy, David Jaramillo Sr., Pearl Gigger and John King. The family asks that donations in his name be made to the Valley Community Church of Arenas Valley.

LOSHBAUGH: Marie Elizabeth Loshbaugh, 95, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, at Columbine Manor in Salida, CO. Recitation of the holy rosary will begin at 10 a.m. and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, services will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Loshbaugh was born July 1, 1903, in North Lafayette, Ind., the daughter of John Henry and Marguerite Staley Eberle. She graduated from high school in Indiana and completed business school in Columbus, Neb. She began her career as a secretary for a county attorney in Nebraska at age 17 and later worked for a large insurance company in Chicago. She was united in marriage to Fred W. Loshbaugh on Feb. 12, 1938, in River Forest, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1964. Mrs. Loshbaugh had been a resident of Salida for the past 22 years. Prior to that, she lived in Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana and Illinois. She was a member of St. Joseph Church since 1976. Mrs. Loshbaugh is survived by daughters, Susan K. Anderson of Silver City and Jeanne M. Foster of Salida; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Laura Holcombe of Albuquerque and Bertha Davis of Jonesville, Va. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Friends, who desire can, make memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, CO 81201.

LOTT: James L. Lott Jr., 80, a resident of Deming, passed away Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1914 to James L. and Rose Lee (Shelton) Lott Sr. in Scipio, Okla. As a child he helped his father work the family farm in Oklahoma and from that point on, growing vegetables became something he really enjoyed. He moved to the Duran/Santa Rosa area in 1928 and in 1936 went to work with the Southern Pacific Railroad on the tracks between Mosquero and Tucson, Ariz. During World War II, he served in the United States Army in the South Pacific, Guadalcanal, and the Philippines. After the war, he returned to New Mexico and the railroad and while visiting family members in Portales, he met and a few months later, on Sept. 30, 1946, married Minnie Betts. During his career with the railroad, he and his family lived on the side tracks near Rodeo, Douglas and north of Tucumcari. During his 38 years with the railroad he became a deacon for the Baptist Church and always maintained a vegetable garden as a way of relaxing. After retiring from the railroad in 1974 he continued gardening and in 1975 moved to Albuquerque where he managed a mobile home park. He lived in Arenas Valley from 1982 and before moving to Deming in 1994 to be closer to his children, spent several months in Las Cruces. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Minnie Lott of Deming; two daughters, Rose Bell Betts of Deming and Susan Lee Hill and her husband, Collin of Las Cruces; a son, James L. Lott III and his wife, Helen of Virden; a sister, Stella Wisner of Holbrook, Ariz.; four brothers, Edward Lott, Arthur C. Lott and his wife, Mary Lou of Santa Rosa, R.L. Lott of Deming and Ray T. Lott of Eunice; six grandchildren, Richard Besecke, Laura Besecke, Burton Besecke, Donna Lynn Morgan, Joylyn Hill and Willos "Guy" Hill; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Morgan and Dakota James Morgan; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Bruce Medlin and W.C. Stevens officiating. Military honors will be accorded by local military organizations. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

LOTT: Trilby Irene Lott, a resident of Deming, died Monday in Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be today from 3-5 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The graveside funeral service will be Thursday morning at 10 in Mountain View Cemetery with the Ruth Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star assisting in the services. She was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Moberly, Mo., and was a homemaker. She was a resident of Deming for 15 years and was a member of the Ruth Chapter of OES. Survivors include three sons, Paul R. Lott Jr. II of Silver City, Alfred Lott of California and Paul R. Lott Jr. of Luling, Texas; a daughter, Angel B. Vegas of Albuquerque; two brothers, Joseph Samuel Moore of Moberly and Jay Moore of Liberty, Mo.; three sisters, Thelma Mohney of Moberly, Mary Zotti of Las Vegas, Nev., and Betty Bell of Andrews, Texas; and 11 grandchildren. Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

LOTTRITZ: Mrs. Juanita May Lottritz, 88, died Thursday at the home of her son, Thomas C. Lottritz in Bayard. She had been a resident of Grant County for 60 years. She is survived by four sons, A.B. Bliss, Lincoln, Ill., L.F. Bliss, San Diego, E.O. Bliss, Santa Rita and Thomas C. Lottritz, Bayard; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m . Sunday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Harold Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church and Rev. J.C. Mangrum of the Church of Christ of Bayard officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers were J.L. Archer, Jack Hardin, Dick Benjamin, R.H. Hardin, Clyde Isbell and Leslie Goforth.

LOTTRITZ: Mrs. LaVada Lottritz, 75, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital September……

LOUGHERY: Lois N. Loughery, 75, of Las Cruces, died Monday in Fort Bayard. For many years she was a member of the Church of Christ, and in later years was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Loughery was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Carrizozo. From Carrizozo her family moved to El Paso, Texas, where she received her schooling. She was a telephone operator in El Paso for many years. Survivors are one sister, Eva Flaiz of El Paso; two brothers, Earl Harkey of Las Cruces and E.I. "Sparkey" Harkey of Carrizozo; two grandchildren, Troy Lee and Kenneth Bohling; and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grand-nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Boyd Tex Loughery. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donnie. Memorial services will beheld Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Sheffield officiating. Interment will be in the national cemetery in Santa Fe, next to her husband. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOUGHNER: Death on Tuesday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital claimed Glenn Evans Loughner, 62, of Pinos Altos, a World War I veteran. Surviving is his wife. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Fort Bayard chapel, with the Rev. Thomas W. Ogilvie, Presbyterian minister, officiating, followed by interment in the Fort Bayard cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Cox Mortuary.

LOUGHNER: Mrs. Eleanor D. Loughner; 59, a Silver City resident for 22 years, passed away Tuesday. She was a member of the staff of the New Mexico State Welfare Department office in Silver City with a record of understanding efficiency, the children’s department. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Manuel Otero of Pasadena, Calif. and Mrs. Alice Ayers of Swarthmore, Penna. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Garry Kamerling pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The body will be sent to Westmoreland County, Penna., where burial will take place in the family plot.

LOVE: Dr. John M. Love, who was stationed at Fort Bayard for several years, died at his home, 809 West Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 6. Dr. Love died suddenly from a heart attack. He is survived by his Wife. While at Fort Bayard, Dr and Mrs. Love made many friends in and around Silver City.

LOVE: Funeral services were held Monday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. Harriet Christian Love, of Bayard, whose death occurred Friday, Jan. 25 at her home. Mrs. Love was born in Silver City, Nov. 7, 1896, the member of a pioneer family. After training in the Providence Hospital in El Paso, she became a nurse in 1916. A short time later she married the late Richard C. Love and went to Mexico. When she returned to this area, she resided for 17 years. Upon return to this area, she opened a store in Bayard. The Rev. Wayne Douglas officiated at the funeral services. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Bearers were Lee Rogers, Don Smith, Orville Waggoner, Roy Bailey, James T. Cox and Ernest Christian. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. A. C. Bibb; two brothers, Chester Christian, Denver, and Harry Christian, Bayard; and five sisters, Mrs. Harry H. Lusk, Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Harry C. ………ers, Los Angeles, Mrs. Don Rid-Matthews, El Paso, Mrs. Roy Rogdle, Artesia, and Mrs. H. R. Ribble, Kennecott, Mo.

LOVELACE:  Ruby Pearl Lovelace, 71, resident north of Deming died in Deming. She was born February 11, 1913 in Mangum, Greer County, OK and had lived in Deming the last twelve years having moved here from Carrizozo. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel; Rev. Jim Prince of the First Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Willis Lovelace, Deming; a son, Dillon Lovelace, Deming; two daughters, Loretta Fairres and Wanda Atkinson, Deming; a brother, Melvin Westbrook, Dallas, TX, two sisters, Golda Morton, Kingman, AZ. and Jean Murray, Dallas, TX. Pallbearers were Robin Lovelace, Scott Lovelace, Carrell Lovelace, Rusty Fairres, Allen Arrington and David Walsh. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

LOVELESS: Della A. Loveless, 88, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Turner, in Silver City following a short illness. Mrs. Loveless was a 41 year resident of Grant County and the widow of Olin D Loveless who died in l939. She is survived by two sons, Lee E. Ricketts of, San Diego, Calif., and Jack L. Loveless, Minneapolis, Minn., and one daughter, Mrs. Turner of Silver City. She is also’ survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, one brother, Frank B. Han, Lafayette, Md., and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Baker, of Decatur, Ill. She was a charter member of the Cisco Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Cisco, Ill., and second worthy matron of the Cisco Chapter, now known as the Argenta Chapter in Argenta, IL. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Silver City. Mrs. Loveless was a former member of the Methodist Church Circle. Funeral services were held Monday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with an Order of Eastern Star service included. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. James Wayne officiated.

LOVELESS: Jack I. Loveless, 72, a former resident of Silver City, died May 8 in Edina, Minn. He was the son of the late Olin D. Loveless and Della H. Loveless, and brother of the late Mildred Turner Pinkerton of Silver City and the late Lee Ricketts, formerly of San Diego. Mr. Loveless attended elementary school in Silver City and joined the New Mexico National Guard in 1935 at age 16. He resigned to complete high school in Urbana, Ill., re-enlisting after graduation in the 111th Cavalry, New Mexico National Guard. He engaged in the Bataan Death March. However, he resigned from this unit a second time to attend the University of New Mexico in 1938 and 1939. His college education was interrupted to care for his widowed mother in 1939. At this time he worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as a carpenter. He joined the U.S. Army Air Force in November 1942, flying P-38s based in Foggia, Italy. He flew many missions and was escort to President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Malta Conference with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Josef Stalin. After military service, Mr. Loveless attended the University Of Minnesota School Of Architecture. He married Audrey M. Hanson of River Falls, Wis., in 1945. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and was retired from an architectural firm in Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; son, Dr. Mark Loveless; daughter, Mary L. Anderson; niece, Beverly Turner Elliott; and nephews Thomas G. Turner of Silver City and Niel Ricketts.

LOVETTE: Mrs. Lula A. Lovette, 87, died last Thursday morning at the Hillcrest General Hospital. For the past 14 months she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Maurine Lane and her husband, Dr. R. C. Lane. The deceased was a native of Mississippi but had been a 60-year resident of Ft. Worth, Tex., where she was a long time member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, Joseph M. Lovette, preceded her in death in 1932. Survivors other than Mrs. Lane include two grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marnie Ewing of Amarillo, Tex.; two brothers, Harry H. Conwill of Chicago and Fred Conwill of Berkeley, California. The Curtis Mortuary arranged to send the body to the Harveson and Cole Mortuary in Ft. Worth for funeral services which were held at 2pm today. Officiating was the Rev. Ho Richie of the First Baptist Church. Internment followed in the Mount Olivett cemetery, Ft. Worth.

Lowe: Boyd A. (Cookie) Lowe, 70, passed away at his residence here September________

LOWELL: Brian Reed Lowell, 20, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Wednesday, June 30, in Las Cruces. He was born Nov. 14, 1978, in Albuquerque to Reed and Janelle Martinez Lowell. At the time of his death, he was a student at the Dona Ana Branch Community College. Survivors include his mother, Janelle Lowell of Las Cruces; his father and stepmother, Reed Lowell and Jeanne of Deming; three brothers, Damiari, Nathan and Ryan Lowell, and a sister, Jelica Hernandez, all of Las Cruces; two stepbrothers, Bully Tufts of Bend, Ore., and Robert Tufts of Las Cruces; and three step-sisters, Shannon Perrin of Las Cruces, Lisa Nordquist of Somis, Calif., and Amanda Lowell of Darnestown, Md. Other survivors include his maternal grandfather, Orvan Andrews of Crescent, Okla.; his maternal step-grandmother, Helen Murati of Deming; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces with Monsignor John E. Anderson officiating. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces.

LOWEN: Funeral services for Ellen Laure Lowen, who died following the tragic accident on the Silver City-Central highway on Saturday night, were held in Lordsburg at the Heather Mortuary chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Born in Lordsburg in 1935, Ellen was 14 years and 9 months of age at the time of her death. She had resided with her mother and stepfather for the last four years and was a student in the Silver City schools. Funeral services were of the Baptist faith and officiated by the Lordsburg Baptist church pastor. Interment was made in the cemetery there. Arrangements were by the Cox Mortuary of Silver City. Survivors are her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lacy; a brother, Jesse Nichols Lacy, stationed at Ft. Riley, Kans.; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. M.A. Hildahn of Lordsburg.

LOWERY:  Visitation for Deborah Kay Lowery, 45, of Deming will be from 3 pm. to 7 pm Monday at Baca’s funera1 Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2 pm Thursday in the same chapel. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Lowery died Saturday Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband Joel Lowery daughter, Kari Pingleton, mother, Peggy Cottrell of Deming; brothers, Steve Cottrell of Deming and Stace Cottrell of El Paso, sisters, Barbara Rickman of Deming, Eddie., Renee Beecroft, Dana Cooper, Lisa Ayaia; Brenda Hartgrove and Tracy Koch of El Paso.

LOWERY: Mrs. Ellen Irene Lowery, 72, who had’ been a resident of El Paso, Tex, for 18 years died on Saturday following an illness, at R. E. Thompson General Hospital In El Paso. She was a native of Texas. Survivors of the deceased include her husband, who had come to Silver City about three months ago to establish their home; two sons, Tex Lowry of Silver City and Roy Lowery of El Paso; and seven grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday in the chapel of Curtis mortuary in Silver City. The Rev Keith Bonny of Bayard Methodist Church officiated. Internment was made In Memory Lane Cemetery.

LOWRY: Thomas 0. Lowry, 81, passed away Sunday, May 8, at his residence in Silver City following an extended illness. Mr. Lowry was a native of Fisher County, TX, and had resided in Silver City for the past ten years where he associated with Lowry Auto Sales. He is survived by two sons, Tex Lowry and Roy Lowry, both of Silver City, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Torn Lathan of Rofan, TX, and Mrs. Travis Beejer of San Bernadino, Calif. Graveside services were held Wednesday May 11, at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton of the First Methodist Church officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Townsend, Mike McGee, David Lowry, Ray Lowry, Tommy Lowry, and Clyde Birkla,

LOWRY: Roy Lowry, 69, of Silver City, passed away today in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending and will be announced by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LOY: Henry L. Loy, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 23, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Remington, OK. Mr. Loy served in the U.S. Army m 1942-45 as a cook and as awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead. Most of his life he was employed as a schoolteacher. Mr. Loy will be laid to rest at graveside service Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the area veterans groups. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOYD: Michael C. Loyd, 17, formerly of Silver City passed away Oct 10, in Big Springs______

LOZANO: Raymond F. Lozano, 73, a Silver City resident, entered eternal rest Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Colorado City, Texas, to the late Ramon and Francisca Lozano. Mr. Lozano was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He loved fixing cars. Visitation will be from 5-7 this evening with the prayer vigi1 at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife Carmen, of Silver City; two sons, Jesse Ray Lozano of Ontario. Calif., and Joey Mark Lozano of Liberal, Kan.; four daughters, Cruz Vargas of Mesa, Ariz., Margie Castro and Jennie .Rojas of Pomona, Calif., and Rachael Medina of Phoenix; and one sister, Angie Velasquez of San Bernardino, CA. He is also survived by 17 grand children; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Catarjno, Antonio, Jose, Asencion and Juan Lozano. Casket bearers will be Ruben Barrio, Roger Rojas Jr., Manuel Ortega, Gilbert Torres Jr., and Jesse and Joey Lozano. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LOZANO: Catalina A. Lozano, 85, of Bayard entered into eternal rest Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1909 in Aguas Calientes, Mexico. Mrs. Lozano lived most of her life in the Grant County area. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Santo Nino Society and a Guadalupana of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bayard. She is survived by four sons, Tony Lozano of Organ, Henry Lozano of Yuba City, Calif., Manny Lozano of Bayard and David Lozano of Las Cruces; and six daughters, Teresa Salas of Central, Isabel Tellez of Las Cruces, Dolores Ortiz and her husband, Arturo of Central Concha, Dalton and her husband, Pete of Bakersfield Calif., Margaret Vestal of Yuba City and Lupe Wilkey of Central. She is also survived by her brother, Manuel Aldaco of Tracy, Calif; her sister, Lupe Aldaco of El Paso, Texas; 43 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Guadalupe D. Lozano; and her daughter, Feliciana Lozano in 1957. Visitation for Mrs. Lozano will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Baca's funeral Chapels followed y the rosary with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 Thursday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Nancy Castillo, Roy D. Lozano, Luis J. Tellez, Victor L. Ortiz, Alfonso Nisperos, Eddie V., Lozano, Larry Vestal, Rick Lozano and Chris A. Wilkey. Honorary pallbearers are all her remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care pf Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LOZANO: Donna Marie Lozano, 26, a lifelong Deming resident, entered eternal rest Friday in Deming. Visitation will begin at 2 Tuesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the vigil service will begin there that evening at 7:30. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The Rev. Al Galvan, pastor, will officiate and the rite of committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born July 21, 1968, in Deming and graduated from Deming High School in 1989. She was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church and was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. Her interests were listening to music, dancing and working at the Agave workshop. Survivors include her mother, with whom she lived, Mary Dominguez of Deming; her father, Tony Lozano of Organ; six brothers, Tony, Roy and Arnold Lozano of Deming, Sammy Lozano of Houston, Albert Almanza, who is serving in the military, and David Almanza of California; five sisters, Rosemary Lozano and Diana Dominguez of Phoenix, Sally Lozano of Las Cruces, Sylvia Bueno of Deming and Lisa Almanza, also of Deming; and her paternal grandmother, Catalina Lozano of Fort Bayard. Pallbearers will be Robert Medina, Michael Peru, Casey Marquez Jr., Isaac Ybarra, Marty Baca, Angel Guerrero and Mark Dominguez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LOZANO:  Guadalupe D. Lozano, 81, died in Fort Bayard. He was born in Guadalupe Zacatecas, Mexico and had been a long time resident of Grant County. Lupe was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and had worked for Asarco Copper Company. He is survived by his wife, Catalina Lozano of Bayard; six daughters, Isabel Tellez and Teresa Salas of Las Cruces, Concha Dalton of Bakersfield, Ca., Margaret Vestal of Marysville, Ca., Lupe Lozano of Roswell; four sons, Tony Lozano of New Laguna, NM. Henry Lozano of Roseville, Ca., David Lozano of Bayard, Manuel Lozano of Bayard; one sister, Angelita L. Espina of Gomez Palacio, Mexico; 44 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Felisiana Lozano in 1957. Rosary recitation was recited and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated. Both services were at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Pete Salas, Tony Lozano, Jr, Louis J. Tellez, Raymond Ortiz, Julian Nisperos and Eddie Lozano. Honorary pallbearers were Robby Vestal, Ronald Lozano, John Wilkey, Lupe Loera, Fred Martinez, Sr. Manuel Jimenez, George Dominguez, Willie Madrid and all the remaining grandsons. Funeral arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LOZANO: Ronald Lee Lozano, 27, entered into eternal rest Friday in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 4, 1969, in Silver City. He was a 1987 graduate of Cobre High School in Bayard, where he starred in football, basketball and baseball, and excelled in his academic studies. He earned numerous athletic awards from childhood to high school, and played on state championship teams in Little League and high school. He graduated as a Crimson Scholar from New Mexico State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with an emphasis in medicine. He was employed by Genzyme Corp. of Santa Fe as a cryogenic technician. He touched everyone around him with his smile, his love, and his infectious laugh. He had a wonderful singing voice. He is survived by his father, David Lozano of Las Cruces; his mother, Maria Elena Lozano, and Tony Ortiz of Las Cruces; a sister, Patricia Quinones Brown, and her husband, Robert, of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Rick Lozano of Albuquerque; his maternal grandparents, Jesus and Licha Quinones of Bayard; a nephew, Jacob Matthew Brown of Arlington, Texas; four uncles, Jesus Quinones Jr. of Albuquerque, Luis “Nacho” Quinones and his wife, Isabel, of Silver City, Carlos Quinones and his wife, Tarcie, of Las Cruces, and David Quinones of New York City; his aunt, Bertha Quinones of Bayard; and many other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lupe and Catalina Lozano. Pallbearers are Anthony Terán, Robert Puentes, Eddie Andujo, Danny Placencio, Robert Ntiflez, Michael Gutierrez, Joseph Conklin and Robert “Wimpy” Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are all his friends and teammates. Rosary services will be held in Las Cruces on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be conducted at St Albert the Great Newman Center in Las Cruces on Thursday at 2pm. Entrusted to Baca’s.

LOZANO: Julieta Corral Lozano, 72, passed away peacefully Thursday at her residence south of Hurley. She was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mrs. Lozano is survived by her husband, Miguel; two Sons, Michael and his wife, Virginia, of Hurley, and Hector and his wife, Rachel, of Bayard; three brothers, Ramon Corral of Hanover, Alfred Corral and his wife, Joyce, of Silver City, and Samuel Corral and his wife, Reyes, also of Silver City; three sisters, Erminia Corral of Hanover, Angelica Michael and her husband, Baxter, of Virginia, and Socorro Venegas and her husband, Ernesto, of Hurley; eight grandchildren Joseph, Jason, Louie, Lisa, Andres, Robert, Michelle and Amanda; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. Mrs. Lozano was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Tomasa Corral, and a brother, Horacio Corral. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jon Alexander presiding. Personalized funeral services will be under the direction of Hector De Los Santos and Brian Spivey. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

LUCAS: Mrs. Gertrude Lucas, 78, pioneer resident of Lordsburg, died this put week. The deceased had a wide circle of friends in Silver City, where she had resided some years ago with her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Patten, now a resident of Laguna Hills, Calif. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Bennett, Evergreen. CO, and Mrs. Burk Stiles Lordsburg; two sons, Dr. Walter A. Lucas, Wichita, KS, and Benjamin M. Lucas, Albuquerque; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Lordsburg at the Heather Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites was the Rev. Earl Bell of the First Methodist Church. Burial was In Mountain View Cemetery.

LUCAS: Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Raymond (Lefty) R. Lucas, 55, who died Thursday afternoon at the Hillcrest General Hospital. The Rev. Alfred Pace of the First Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Lucas had been a resident of Hurley for the past 28 years. He was a boilermaker and welder for Kennecott Copper Corporation. He was a former baseball player in the New Mexico-Texas League; a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emilie Lucas of Hurley; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Ford and Mrs. Ida Robinson of Leonard, Texas; two brothers, Coy Lucas of Trenton, Texas and Wesley Lucas of Bells, Texas. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Elks Lodge conducting graveside services. Pallbearers were Willard Willis, Robert J. Bates, James Wilson, William Whitaker, Eugene Haby and Coy Rasberry. The family requested memorials to the Heart Fund.

LUCAS: A letter from her daughter, Mrs. Dana Bess Whitmore of 3115 Mountain Road, Albuquerque, tells The Enterprise of the death in Truth or Consequences, Jan. 16, of Mrs. Robert C. Lucas, 79. Mrs. Lucas was well known in Silver City and Gant County, her husband being cattle inspector for the New Mexico Sanitary Board for many years. Mrs. Lucas was born April 6, 1885, at Raymond, Miss. She and her husband, Bob Lucas, were pioneer New Mexican’s from Mississippi in 1907 and taught school at Black River near Carlsbad. This was the first school in that area. Later she taught at Picacho, Tinnie, Oscuro and Florida. Mrs. Lucas and her husband began ranching in 1908 in the Carlsbad and Roswell areas. In 1923 they moved their ranching interests to Deming. In 1935 they moved to El Paso where Mr. Lucas was employed by El Paso Union Stock Yards and Ziegler Stock Yards. In 1958 Mr. Lucas retired and the couple moved to Albuquerque. In 1959 they moved to T. or C. Mrs. Lucas was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Lucas, one daughter, Mrs. Dana Bess Whitmore of Albuquerque; one brother, Guy Hall of Terry, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. T. O. Lytle of Marietta, Ga., Mrs. W. D. James, Birmingham, Ala.; and Miss Abbie Hall, Dundee, Miss.; grandchildren, Bob Miller of Phoenix, Bill Miller of Silver City, Travis Miller of Albuquerque, Dick Miller of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Mildred Kinnikin of Belen.

LUCE: Charlotte P. Luce, 96, of Silver City passed away Thursday, June 10, at the Silver City Care Center. Ms. Luce retired from the U.S. Library of Congress. She enjoyed reading and telling stories to children, who referred to her as "Aunt Suzie." She enjoyed collecting rocks and loved children. Ms. Luce is survived by three nephews, Joseph Jones Yeats Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Christopher Scott Yeats and his wife, Chris, of Martinez, Calif., and Philip Lansdale Yeats and his wife, Sarah, of Lusby, Md.; and one niece, Elizabeth Yeats Stephanovich, and her husband, Milan, of Silver City. Cremation was by Mimbres Crematory.

LUCERO: Amalia N. Lucero, 82, died Feb. 22 in San Bernardino, Calif. She was born in Sherman. Rosary services will be held this evening and Mass of the Christian burial will be Saturday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in San Bernardino. Arrangements are with Grove Colonial Mortuary, 738 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, Calif. 92402. Survivors are her son, Albert, and his wife, Cathy, of Santa Monica, Calif.; her daughters, Erlinda Chavira and her husband, Albert, of Silver City, and Flora Corral and husband, Alfred, of Highlands, Calif., a brother, Max Norero and his wife of Ontario, Calif., 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Lucero; a son, Freddie Lucero; and a daughter, Cecilia Martinez

LUCERO: Armando Lucero, age 51 of Central died Saturday, Feb. 14 in Veterans Hospital, Albuquerque. He was born January 6, 1930 in Santa Rita, the son of Saturnino and Alejandrina Rendon Lucero, and resided in the Central area all of his life. He was a member of the Santa Clara Church in Central and was employed as a carpenter with the Oakridge Home Construction Company. He is survived by his wife, Stella; both his parents of Central; five daughters, Ida Lucero of Los Angeles, Calif.; Emily Jacquez of Silver City, Lorraine, Jean and Irma Lucero of Central; one son, Eloy Lucero of Central; one sister, Olga Montes of Albuquerque; three brothers, Ramon Lucero of La Puente, Calif., Arthur Lucero of Bakersville, Calif., and Richard Lucero of Central; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the Santa Clara Church. Both services were under the direction of Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas. Burial followed in the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Domicio Ortiz, Manuel Lopez, Richard Lucero, Arthur Lucero, Ramon Lucero and Manuel Montes. Honorary pallbearers were Ronny Jacquez, Fernando Chavez, David Chavez, Tito Marin, Mariano Lopez and Anthony Castillo.

LUCERO: Bernardina "Bernie" Ferralez Lucero, 71, a longtime Deming resident, died Saturday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation was to be held from 2 to 5 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the prayer vigil will be held at 7 this evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The Rev. Joe Anderson will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born May 20, 1922, in Las Cruces and had lived in Deming since 1945. She was a homemaker and an active member of St. Ann's Parish, singing in the choirs, and serving as a member of the League of the Sacred Heart, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, and Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Frank Lucero, of the home; two children, Ernie Morales of Deming and Gloria Villegas of Summerville, S.C.; her stepchildren, Willie Morales of Deming, Raul Morales of Norwalk, Calif., Alice Vega of Albuquerque, Stephen Lucero of Bayard, Tykie Lucero of Hurley, Elizabeth Esparza of Fort Bayard and Anna Mae Carbajal of Silver City; five brothers, Pino, Frank, Jose and Tudy Ferralez of Las Cruces, and Manuel Ferralez of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Pola Fierro of Las Cruces, Magdalena Madrid of Dona Ana and Elsie York of Tucson, Ariz.; 44 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lorenzo Morales, in 1960, and two daughters, Sally Chaves, in 1958, and Maggie Mendoza, in 1983. Pallbearers will be Ernie Morales Jr., Patrick Julian Villegas, Tykie Lucero, Stephen Lucero, Robert Ferralez and Willie Morales Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO Bernardo A. Lucero, 76, a retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. died Wednesday. He had lived in Central for 35, years. Surviving are his wife three sons two daughters, seven grandchildren and three great grand children. Funeral services are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

LUCERO: Brandy Lynn Lucero, 15, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered eternal rest Sunday evening. She was born July 27, 1975, in Silver City. Miss Lucero was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and a student at Cobre High School, where she was involved in Future Homemakers of America and creative writing. She was also active in the Santa Clara Youth Group. Calling hours will be 2-4 Wednesday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The vigil service will be held Wednesday evening at 7 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. The funeral liturgy service will be held Thursday morning at 10, also in Santa Clara Catholic Church, with Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating both services. The committal rite service will follow at Central Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her parents, James and Patricia Lucero of Fort Bayard; and two sisters, Denise Marie and Billi Jean Lucero and one brother, James Isaac Lucero, all of Fort Bayard. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Richard and Sally Lucero of Central; her paternal grandparents, Jim and Aurora Lucero, also of Central; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Casket bearers will be Joe Vasquez, Michael Lucero, Abe Bustillos, Feliz Sauceda, Gary Chavez, Simon Sierra and Louis Rocha. Honorary bearers will be Steven Sedillos, Jason Baca, Raul Yanez, Jr., Xavier Yanez, Donald Riley, Tony Cordova, Chris Wilson, Brandon Perrault, Gabe Quintana, Darius Quintana, and all of her many other friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Carlos Arzola Lucero Jr. died May 27. He was the infant son of Carlos and Rivera Lucero of Bayard. Graveside services were held at the Catholic Cemetery on May 28. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

LUCERO: Elvira S. Lucero, 72, a lifelong Deming resident, died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will start at 4 Sunday afternoon at. Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming with the prayer vigil to follow there that evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Anderson officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Mrs. Lucero was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Deming to Julio T. Saenz and Anita Rodriguez Saenz. She was a cook in a restaurant and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Steve Lucero and Rosemary Arellano of Tyrone, and Joe Lucero and his wife, Rhonda, of Silver City; a daughter, Nena Arnanda Soto of Alhambra, Calif.; two brothers. Richard Saenz and Johnny Saenz, both of Deming; two sisters, Theresa Boatman and Josephine Lucero, both of Deming; and four grandchildren, Ryan and Stefanie Lucero of Las Cruces, and Erika and Danielle Lucero of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Lucero, in 1983. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LUCERO: Estafana P. Lucero, 100, entered eternal rest Jan. 30 in Glendale, Ariz. She lived in Silver City for 65 years. She was born Sept. 2, 1885, to Doniciano and Cruz Perez in Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Survivors include two daughters, Aurora Teran and her husband, Danny, of Silver City, and Patricia Diaz of Glendale; five sons, Jose Lucero and his wife, Larayne, of Tucson, Ariz., Albert Lucero and his wife Alice, of Silver City, A_____o Lucero and his wife, Esther, of Las Vegas, Nev., Richard P. Lucero and his wife, Sally, of Central, and Carlos Lucero of Hurley; 3_ grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Feb. 2, at St. Agnes Catholic Church and burial was at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her son, David Alvarez, in 1992; a great granddaughter, Brandy Lynn Lucero, in 1991; a granddaughter, St____ Diaz, in 1988; a daughter, Amelia Bueno, in 1962; her husband, Augustine Lucero, in 1941; and her son, Francisco Alvarez, in 1940. She will be remembered for her honesty and as a loving grandmother, and will he dearly missed by her family.

LUCERO: Eugenia "Kena" Lucero, 66, a longtime Deming resident, died Wednesday at Northwest Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 4-7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7 tonight. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born March 1, 1930, in Deming to Nareso and Josefa Lucero. She worked for 10 years in the cafeteria at the Deming Public Schools and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Family members include her mother, Josefa `Chepa' Lucero of Deming; two daughters, Stella Garcia and her husband Dan,_____

LUCERO: Fidel C. Lucero, 73, of Bayard, died Tuesday at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Calling hours were from 2-5 p.m. today at Chapel of the Crosses Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Rosary will be said tonight at 7 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral with funeral Mass Friday at l p.m., also at Immaculate Heart of Mary, with the Rev. Bob Getz officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Lucero of Bayard; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and William Ramirez of Tempe, Ariz., and Delia Madrid and Jose Morales of Silver City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Norma Lucero of Las Cruces, and Roberto and Ida Lucero of Bayard; three brothers, Trinidad Lucero of Arenas Valley, Ramon Lucero of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Blas Lucero of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Reynaldo Lucero, in 1986. He retired from Chino Mines Co. after 28 years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Pallbearers will be Y.B. Morales, Rudy Chapin, Dave Conway, Tranquilino Lopez, Leo Facio and Abran Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are all his friends and grandsons. Arrangements are by Chapel of the Crosses Funeral Home in Las Cruces.

LUCERO: Frank Vallejos Lucero, 85, a longtime Hurley and Deming resident, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 this afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Deming. The prayer vigil will begin at 7:30 tonight at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Anderson officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Oct 12, 1913, at Elephant Butte to Jesus and Teresita Vallejos Lucero. He married Dora Chavez in 1940 in Las Cruces and they moved to Hurley, where he started his career at Kennecott Copper. His wife, Dora, passed away May 27, 1957. He moved to Deming in 1969 and married Bernie Morales. He continued to work at Kennecott until his retirement in 1975. Mr. Lucero lived in Deming until 1997, when he moved to Santa Clara to be close to his immediate family because of his health. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming and the Cursillistas. He is survived by his children, Stephen J Lucero and his wife, Daisy, of Bayard, Anna Mae Carbajal and her husband, Joe, of Silver City, Elizabeth V. Esparza and her husband, Richard, of Santa Clara, Frank “Tykie” Lucero and his wife, Lupe, of Hurley, Ernie Morales and his wife, Lupe, of Deming, and Gloria Villegas and her husband, Julian, of Summerville, S.C. He was blessed with 20 grandchildren, Stevie, Lisa, Selina, Lucas, Eddie, Monica and her husband, Bobby, Albert and his wife, Yvonne, Dora and her husband, Al, Richard Paul, Liz, Renie Ann, Julian, Benjamin, Jonathan, Joshua, Ernie and his wife, April, Suzie, Jessica, Patrick and Sheila; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and his grandsons, Steve Lucero Jr., Frank Julian, Lucero Jr., Albert Esparza, Eddie Carbajal, and Ernie Morales Jr., and his nephew, Joe Baca. Honorary bearers are Benjamin, Jonathan, Joseph and Lucas Lucero, Richard Paul Esparza and Patrick Villegas. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LUCERO: Funeral services were held last Monday at the Santa Rita Catholic Church for Francisco R. Lucero, 77, who succumbed the previous Saturday. He had been an employee of The Santa Rita Store Company from 1900-50. The deceased is survived by two sons, Pedro Lucero, Silver City, and 0. B. Lucero, Santa Rita; four daughters, Mrs. C. B. Acosta, Santa Rita, Mrs. R. E. Espinosa, Truth or Consequences, Mrs. Simmon Parra, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Ruben Garcia, Los Angeles. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. Rosary services were held Sunday evening and Interment was at the Santa Rita cemetery with graveside services by. Lodge No. 21-AlIinzä Hispano Americáno. Funeral direction was by Cox Mortuary.

LUCERO: Gregorio R. Lucero, 66, a resident of San Lorenzo, entered life eternal Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born May 26, 1925, in Sherman. Mr. Lucero was a member of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, and was a retired handyman. The prayer vigil will be tonight at 7 in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, where the funeral liturgy will be held Tuesday morning at 10 with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will be at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include a brother, Guillermo Lucero of San Lorenzo; and three cousins, Rufina Padilla of San Lorenzo, and Elvira Torres and Ernestina Salor of Albuquerque. Casket bearers will be Willie Zapata, Albert Millan, Federico Rodriguez, Enrique Ortiz, Christopher Avena and Genaro Baca. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Helen Lucero died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Herminia P. Lucero, 69, a lifelong resident of Hurley, entered eternal rest Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lucero was born in Hurley on Oct. 19, 1925 to Refugio and Josepha Madrid Parra. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed handcrafts and caring for her grandchildren. She was Catholic by faith and a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Carlos H. Lucero of the home; three daughters, Cecilia P. Lucero and her companion, Santiago Rodriguez, Maria Elena Gonzales and her husband, David and Rosalinda L. Tafoya and her companion, Gilbert G. Medrano, all of Hurley; her sons, Carlos P. Lucero and his wife, Dolores and Jose Luis P. Lucero and his wife, Valentina, all of Hurley; her godson, Ben J. Barela, and his wife, Marta of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Aurora Barela and her husband, Tony of Patagonia, Ariz. and Manuela Esperanza Myrick and her husband, Herb of Central; and 20 grandchildren. Visitation will begin at four Sunday afternoon at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. the Mass of resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, also at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be David L. Gonzales, Joe Ray L. Tafoya, Ben J. Barela, Agustin L. Teran, Ray L. Teran and Larry Rodriguez. Honorary bearers are David D. Gonzales, Santiago Rodriguez, Gilbert G. Medrano, Tony Barela, Antonio Parra, Manuel B. Aguilera, Manuel _____

LUCERO: Guillermo Lucero, 72, a lifelong resident of Mimbres, died Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1923, in San Juan to Francisco and Juliana Real Lucero. Throughout his life he worked at farming along the Mimbres Valley and as a laborer in various area mines. He served In the Pacific with the United States Army during World War II as automotive equipment mechanic and was awarded the Occupation of Japan and the World War II Victory medals. Mr. Lucero will be laid to rest during a graveside service Monday at 2 pm. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347. Serving as honorary casket bearers will be members of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Henry Ortiz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Isabel Lucero, 65, of Lordsburg died Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Services are pending with Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Isidro J. Lucero, 89, of Santa Clara entered into eternal rest Monday, Aug. 31, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1909, in San Albino, N.M. Mr. Lucero was a’ communicant of Santa Clara Parish. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp., where he served as a mechanic’s helper for 32 years. Some residents may remember Mr. Lucero’s musical ability with a saxophone. He played music with the Happy Ramblers Band in the Truth or Consequences area and later with the Lucero Orchestra in Grant County, where he performed frequently at the Brown Derby. He also enjoyed cutting and welding metal objects as a hobby; Calling hours will be from 5-7 Thursday evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 7. Members of the Santa Clara Parish Funeral ministry will recite the holy rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at 11 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Petra M. Lucero of Santa Clara; a son, Raymond J. Lucero of Truth or Consequences; a daughter, Viola Acosta of Albuquerque; a brother, Rudy Lucero of Santa Clara; a sister, Mary Flores of Tucson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Donald Lucero, Art Acosta, Michael Lucero, Ray Lucero, Anthony Lucero, Chris Lucero and Robert Lucero. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Jesusita S. Lucero, 86, of Bayard was called to be with her master Friday, Sept. 10, at Gila Regional Medical Center, surrounded by all of her family who loved her so much. The family will receive friends J from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Funeral Home. Special evening memorial services will be conducted Tuesday at 7 at the Apostolic Bethany Temple in Santa Clara. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor J Andy Madrid officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Lucero was born Jan. 13, 1913, at Elephant Butte. She was the daughter of Encarnacion Silva and Amanda Abeyta Silva. Mrs. Lucero is survived by four children, Mary Provencio and her husband, David, Ruth Huerta and her husband, Sam, Eli Lucero and his wife, Josie, and Elizabeth Fierro and her husband, Chon, all of Bayard; her grandchildren, Diane Finney and her husband, Terrell, Ruthie Dalton and her husband, Alfonso, Joyce , Terry and her husband, Sam, Cynthia Provencio, Darlene Gonzales and her husband, J Marc, Joe Fierro, C____ Provencio, S____ Huerta, Michael Lucero, Amy Lucero, Yvonne Lucero and J Jason Huerta; and great- grandchildren, Penny Dalton, Sherina Dalton, Shane Gonzales, Ryan Gonzales, Renatta Gonzales, Joshua Finney, Kellyn Finney, Isaac Martinez, Isaiah Martinez, Renee Martinez, Zoya Provencio, Jazmin Terry and Samantha Terry. She was the youngest of four children in her family. She had two sisters, Anita Puschell and Lina Ramirez, and a brother, Elias Silva, all of whom have preceded her in death. Her parents and five of her own children also predeceased her. Mrs. Lucero at an early age moved with her family to Gila, and then to the Mimbres area, and finally to Bayard, where she raised her four children, Mary Provencio, Ruth Huerta, Eli Lucero and Elizabeth Fierro. She was a father and a mother to her four children and taught them to love the Lord as she did. For 66 years, Mrs. Lucero gave her heart to the Lord, and was baptized in Jesus' name at Santa Rita. She served the Lord faithfully; throughout these years. Serving her master was the greatest joy of her life, being faithful to him every day of' her life. All who knew her knew she was the greatest example. She touched many lives in her spiritual life. Her days always started with prayer and ended with prayer; her dedication and walk with God were so amazing. Mrs. Lucero served as federation treasurer for the District of New Mexico Ladies Auxiliary of the Apostolic Church. She also loved life, and she gave to Him first, no matter what a personal sacrifice it was to her. "We can truly say we were blessed to have such a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, aunt and a friend" her family and friends say.  "She worshipped and praised the Lord up until the last moments of her life. This beautiful and loving lady is going to be missed so very much." Pallbearers for Mrs. Lucero's service will be Kellyn Finney, Joshua Finney, Ryan Gonzales, Michael Lucero, Nathaniel Madrid, Christopher Madrid and Shane Gonzales. Honorary bearers are Joel L. Fierro, Jason Huerta, Alfonso Dalton, Sam Terry, Terrell Finney, Marc J Gonzales, Bert Wing and Harry Wisnia. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LUCERO: Jim S. Lucero, 64, of Central passed away Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lucero was born July 24, 1928, to Julian and Sadie (Schwartz) Lucero in San Jose in the Mimbres Valley. He was a lifelong resident of Central and a parishioner of the Santa Clara Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. He married Aurora Holguin in 1950 in Central and retired from Chino Mines in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Steelworkers Local 890. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Lucero is survived by his wife, Aurora Lucero of the family home; a son, James J. Lucero, and his wife, Pattie of Central; two daughters, Mary Lou Sauceda of Central, and Corine Chavez and her husband, Manuel, of North Hurley; two sisters, Celia Nunez of Central and Celestina Martinez of San Jose, Calif.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Danny Chavez, in 1988 and a granddaughter, Brandy Lucero, in 1991. The prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Clara Church in Central with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin Thursday morning at 10 in the church with the Rev. Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Pallbearers will be Conrad Flores, Robert Carrillo, Gilbert Gomez, Gary Chavez, Felix Sauceda and Lupe Nunez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Manuel Chavez, Raul Holguin, Sammy Holguin, Danny Holguin, Raymond Enriquez, James Chapin, Ruben Gomez, fellow coworkers in his department at Chino and all his many friends. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LUCERO: Injuries suffered in a fall while working at Central on, June proved fatal to Joe D. Lucero, 63, who died Sunday in Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel followed by mass this morning in the Santa Clara Catholic Church at Central. Burial took place in the Central cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Amalia Lucero, two sons, Albert and Fred; three daughters. Mrs. Erlinda Flores, Mrs. Cecilia Martinez, Mrs. Flora Corral: 11 grandchildren; four brothers, Pedro, Martin, Saturino and Teodoro and a sister, Mrs. Emilia Barba.

LUCERO: Josefa S. “Chepa” Lucero, 89, a Deming resident, went to heaven to join her Heavenly Father Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Deming. Visitation was to he held this morning from 8-10 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming, where the prayer vigil was to he held at 10. Mass of the resurrection was to be celebrated at noon today at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment were to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born March 19, l908, in Deming to Julio and Anita Sainz. She was a former resident of Santa Rita, where she operated the Triangle Store. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and a longtime Deming resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, Narciso “Chicho” Lucero, and a daughter, Kena Lucero. She is survived by her family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LUCERO: Joseph Lucero, 14, a resident Silver City. entered into eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was horn March 12, 1983, in Las Cruces and was a student at Silver High School. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Pastor Tomas Perez officiating. Interment and burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Las Cruces. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Lucero of Silver City; a brother, Frank Gonzales of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Virginia Gonzales of Albuquerque and Dolores Lucero of Silver City. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Casket bearers will be Phillip Gonzales, Frankie Gonzales, Tony Lucero, Tommy Lucero Jr. Juan Cedrano and Anthony Vega. Honorary bearers are his many friends and relatives. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO Joseph Lucero, 14, a resident Silver City, entered into eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 12, 1983, in Las Cruces and was a student at Silver High School. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Pastor Tomas Perez 0fficiatiflg. Interment and burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Las Cruces. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Lucero of Silver City; a brother, Frank Gonzales of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Virginia Gonzales of Albuquerque and Dolores Lucero of Silver City. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Casket bearers will be Phillip Gonzales, Frankie Gonzales, Tony Lucero, Tommy Lucero Jr., Juan Cedraflo and Anthony Vega. Honorary bearers are his many friends and relatives. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Josefina Lucero. 83, of Bayard died this morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Josefina Rodriguez Lucero, 83, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1913, in La Mesa, N.M., to the late Bernardino and Lucia Guerra Rodriguez. She was a homemaker, a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and a Cursillista. Calling hours are from 2-5 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. The funeral liturgy will he celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 in the morning at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Las Cruces with the Rev. Louie Amezaga officiating, interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Las Cruces. Survivors include two sons, Frank “Sonny” Lucero of Las Cruces and Bobby Lucero of Bayard; two daughters, Delia Madrid of Silver City and Margaret Ramirez of Tempe, Ariz.; and two brothers, Fermin Rodriguez of Las Cruces and Eutalio “Lab” Rodriguez, also of Las Cruces. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Reynaldo Lucero, on Jan. 29, 1986; her sisters, Juanita Lucero, on Jan. 18, 1997, Francisca Benavidez, on Oct. 6, 1996,Mary Jaramillo, on July 24, 1993; Bonnie Urista, on April 20, 1992; and Isabel Rodriguez, on April 28, 1990; and a brother, Lencho Rodriguez, on June 18, 1990. Serving as casket bearers will be Frank Lucero Jr., Michael Ramirez, Ricky Altamirano, Joe Morales, David Lucero and William Ramirez. Honorary bearers are her many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested Masses, rosaries and intentions, Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City and Las Cruces.

LUCERO: Mrs. Juliana R. Lucero, 80, died Monday morning at her residence in San Lorenzo. Mrs. Lucero was a native of Sherman and had resided in the Mimbres Valley all of her life. She is survived by two sons, Guillermo and Gregorio, both of San Lorenzo; two brothers, Juan Rael of Sherman, and Ventura Rael of Garfield; and one sister, Mrs. Elisia Gonzales of Albuquerque. Rosary was recited in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and mass was said in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the interment following in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Carl F. Niest officiated. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement

LUCERO: Julian Lucero 79 resident of Central died the past week at his home from a gunshot wound. A coroner’s jury returned the verdict that the wound was self inflicted. He had been in failing health and was despondent. Surviving is his wife. Rosary services were held at 7p.m. Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev Joseph Rascon of St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial took place at 10 am Tuesday in Memory Lane Cemetery.

LUCERO: Lucia Lucero, 97, a longtime resident. of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1900, to Nemecio and Francisca Lazo in Galiana, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil following at 7. The funeral liturgy wi1l be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Father Paulus Kao officiating. Interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Manuel Lucero Jr., Armando Tellez Sr., Peter Lucero, Matthew Bell, Donicio Espinosa and Ramon M. Marquez. Honorary pallbearers are the rest of her grandchildren, Richard Maynes, Chris M. Ponce, Armando Tellez Jr., and Lorenzo Marquez, and Dr. John Bell. Survivors include two sons, Manuel Lucero and his wife, Teresa, and Ramon Lucero and his wife, Lucy, all of Bayard; seven grandchildren, Manuel Lucero Jr. of Las Cruces, Rita Ann Tellez of Tucson, Ariz., Mary Margaret and Michael Lucero of Bayard, Daniel Lucero of Blythe, Calif., Peter Lucero of Bayard and Kathleen Bell of Las Cruces and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Petro Lucero, and her daughter, Virginia Lucero. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO; Manual A. "Mula" Lucero, 59, a lifelong Deming resident, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 at Baca's' Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11 at St. Ann's with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow Mountain View Cemetery. He was born May 30, 1937, in Deming to Luis and Carmen Abeyta Lucero. He was a general contractor, working in the Deming area for many years. Mr. Lucero was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed the outdoors while hunting or fishing. Family members include his wife, Hortencia, of the home; his mother, Carmen Lucero of Deming, four Sons Manny Lucero Jr., David Lucero and his wife, Nadine, and Frankie G. Lucero, all of Deming, and Robert Lucero and his wife, Irma, of El Paso, Texas; three daughters Liz Salinas and her husband, Juan, Sally Ann Tortes and her husband, Anthony, and Carmen Mariscal and her husband, Cuco, all of Deming; two brothers, Luis Lucero and his wife, Jean, of Albuquerque, and Richard Lucero and his wife, Barbara, of Glendale, Ca1if., and two sisters, Lillian Williams and her husband, Russ, of Deming, and Margie Abeya of Los Angeles. His grand children are Veronica, Ernie Glory, Manny III, Jimmy Melanie, Yvonne, Marina Anthony, April, Vincent Juan____ and Joel. He was preceded in death by his father, Luis Lucero; his sister Mary Castorena; a brother Frank Lucero; and his daughter, Elizabeth Lucero. Pallbearers will be Luis and Richard Lucero, Louie Marrufo, Ernie Holguin, Andy Gonzales and Charlie Quarrell. Honorary bearers are Rudy Estrada, Frankie Vasquez, Albert Castorena, Tony Baca, Gabriel and Frank Granadillo, Joe Milo Jr. and Pete Gallosa. The family chose Baca's Funeral Chapel to serve them.

LUCERO: Maria C. Lucero, 79, a resident of Arenas Valley, died Thursday night at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Death last Thursday at her home in Hanover, claimed Mrs. Margarita T. Lucero, a pioneer resident of Grant County, at the age of 89 years. She is survived by two sons, Mariano and Rito and daughters, Mrs. J. M. Horcasitas, Central and Mr. Arthur A. Carbahal, Hanover. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Friday evening, followed by mass at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hanover Catholic church. Burial was made in the Hanover cemetery.

LUCERO: Margaret Louise Lucero, 22 days old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lucero of Bayard, passed away Monday following an illness after birth. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Bayard Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. J.G. Lopez, followed by burial in the Hanover cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

LUCERO: Martin D. Lucero, 88, passed away Friday, February 9, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Lucero was born in Georgetown, New Mexico, and was a life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ermilia Barilla and one brother, Mr. Saturnino Lucero, both of Central. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12 at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Serving as pallbearers were Richard R. Lucero, Armando R. Lucero, Manuel L. Lucero, Manuel Montez, Pete U. Marquez and Fernando U. Marquez. Honorary pallbearers were Ramon R. Lucero, Arthur R. Lucero, Cruz Lucero, Jesus Lucero, Ramon L. Lucero, Inez U. Marquez, and Robert U. Marquez. Interment followed in Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

LUCERO: Narciso C. Lucero, 88, a Deming resident, died Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will start this afternoon at 3 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the prayer vigil will be held there this evening at 7. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday afternoon at 1 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming with the Rev. Joseph Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Lucero was born Aug. 30, 1905, in Mexico and worked at Chino Mines as a train switchman until his retirement. He was a longtime Deming resident, having previously lived in Santa Rita. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Josefa S. Lucero of home; two sons, Fred Lucero of Silver City and Amando Lucero of Bayard; two daughters, Kena Lucero of Deming and Prissy Lucero of Silver City; a sister, Anita Pacheco of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Oscar E. Prieto, "Chicho" Freddy Joe and James Lucero, and Donald and Peter Magdaleno. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LUCERO: Pedro B Lucero, 77, a lifelong resident of Silver city passed away Friday afternoon at Tucson Medical Center. Rosary and Funeral services are pending.

LUCERO: Porfirio Lucero, 40, died in Sherman Oaks Community Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. Mr. Lucero was born in New Mexico and at the time of his death was millwright for the U.S Borax Co. in California. He is survived by his wife, Delfie Lucero of Lancaster, Calif., two daughters, Lisa Lucero and Sue Lucero, two sons, Gilbert Lucero and David Lucero all of Lancaster, Calif., his paternal grandmother, Marianita Lucero of Central, his father, Esquipula Lucero and stepmother Sarah Lucero both of Central, two sisters, Rose Lucero of McArthur, Ohio, Alicia Arzaga of Central and his brother, Lorenzo Lucero of Lancaster, Calif. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Father Paul Ragazinskas officiating at both services. Burial followed in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ernie Garcia, Eddie Ramirez, Ray Marquez, Gabriel Arzaga, Florencio Garcia and Rudy Adame. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Castillo, Henry Atencio, Jesse Atencio, Mike Barragas, Elizio Manzano, Lorenzo Lucero, Paul Merino, Ruben Gomez and Robert Medina.

LUCERO: Raul R. Lucero, 63, a lifelong Las Cruces resident, entered eternal peace Sunday, July 19, at his home with family members at his side. He is now, resting with our Lord. He was born July 7, 1935, in Fairacres and was a 1955 graduate of Las Cruces High School. In 1956, he entered into military service with the U.S. Army. He was employed at the Las Cruces Country Club and was named Employee of the Month in December 1997. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his son, Andy Lucero of Glendale, Ariz.; his sister, Gracie L. Leach, and her husband, William J. Leach II, and brothers, Rudy and Andres Lucero, all of Las Cruces, and Angel R. Lucero of Silver City; and his dear friend, Priscilla Gutierrez, also of Las Cruces. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Lucero; his parents, Andres and Gerarda R. Lucero; and three nephews, Errol “Tiger” Baca, Rudy “Chava” Lucero and William Baca. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening in the West Chapel of Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces, where a prayer service wil1 begin at 7. The funeral service will be held in the same chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Felix Gonza1es of Living Waters Assembly of God Church and the Rev. Hector Vega of Temple Bethel officiating. The concluding service and interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho, with military honors accorded by the Fort Bliss honor guard. Serving as casket bearers will be Rudy Reyes, Tony Ret, Sabino Ramirez, William J. Leach II, Eddie Gallegos and Ronald Gutierrez. Honorary bearers are Albert Ramirez, John Ramirez, and Andy Lucero. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM

LUCERO: Mrs. Sadie Swartz Lucero, of Central, died at her home on Tuesday. She was born in San Isidro, NM and was the daughter of James Edward and Camila Leyba Swartz. She was a member of a pioneer family that founded Swartz, NM, which is located on the Mimbres. Mrs. Lucero was a resident of Grant County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Lucero and a daughter, Cecilia L. Gomez. Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Guadalupe (Celia) Nunez of Central and Mrs. Felipe (Celestina) Martinez of San Jose, Ca.; one son, Jim Lucero of Central; her sisters, Mrs. Adela S. Torres of Deming and Mrs. Viola S. Medina of Los Angeles; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Isabel Lucero of Deming; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Rosary services were held Jan. 19 in the Wheeler Chapel with Father Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Mass of the Resurrection was Jan. 20 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Ruben L. Gomez, Gilbert L. Gomez, Guadalupe Nunez Jr., Felipe Abran Martinez Jr., James H. Lucero Jr. and Ruben Anthony Gomez. Honorary pallbearers were Manny Chavez, Fred Saucedo, Ray Grijalba, Julian Jimenez, Edward Holguin, Gilbert Jimenez, George Dominguez and Lloyd Arrington. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LUCERO: Saturnino Dominguez Lucero, 79, died June 9 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lucero was born November 29, 1902 in Santa Rita, the son of Francisco and Celsa Dominguez Lucero. He was a communicant of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Lucero is survived by his wife, Alejandrina Lucero of Central; a daughter, Olga Montez of Albuquerque; three sons, Raymond Lucero of Whittier, Calif. Art Lucero of Bakersfield, Calif., and Richard Lucero of Central; one sister, Emilia Barba of Central; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Armando Lucero in 1981. Rosary recitation was June10 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was June 11 at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Rev. Father Paul Ragazinskas officiated both services. Interment followed in the Hanover Cemetery. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LUCERO: Sebastian C. Lucero, 83, a lifelong resident of Central, passed away Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Lucero was born Aug. 16, 1910, in Central to Anieseto and Maria Paz (Castillo) Lucero. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Chino Mines in 1973 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and in his younger years, enjoyed hunting. He is survived by three sons, Bobby Lucero of Central, Fred F. Lucero and his wife, Joann, of Las Cruces, and Manuel Torrez and his wife, Carmen, of Central; a daughter, Maria Paz "Ninety" Lucero of Central; three brothers, Eligio Manzano and his wife, Inez, of Silver City, Manuel Lucero of El Paso, Texas, and Frank Lucero of Hollywood, Calif.; four sisters, Amelia Froetsechel, Ann Silva, Juanita Ramirez and Esperanza Agusto, all of El Paso; eight grandchildren, Lisa Mercado, Freddy Ray "Butch" Lucero, Rudy Lucero, Steven Lucero, Jessica Torrez, Tara Lucero, Steven Torrez and Jason Torrez; two great-grandchildren, Erica Torrez and Matthew Mercado; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. The prayer vigil (rosary) will follow at 7 p.m. in the church. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Pallbearers will be Rudy Lucero, Steven Lucero, Steven Torrez, Jason Garcia, Freddy Ray "Butch" Lucero and Eric Mercado. Arrangements by Curtis- Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

LUCERO: Sofia Z Lucero, 86, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Monday at her residence. Services are pending. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's paper. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Steve Tavazon Lucero, 68, of Deming, died early Saturday morning at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born June 19, 1915 in Deming and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Wheeler Funeral Chapel in Deming, Funeral mass was Tuesday morning at St Ann’s. Father Jesus De Arrilcea officiated and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Lucero is survived by his wife, Elvira Lucero of the home; two sons, Joe and Steve Lucero of Tyrone; one daughter, Nina Soto of Los Angeles; a brother, Mike Lucero, of Deming; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were David Arriola, Juan Sainz, Tony Perrault, Pete Saenz, Tom Valverde Sr. and Manual Huerta. The Wheeler mortuary was in charge.

LUCERO: Steven Lucero, 19, a resident of Silver City entered into rest Tuesday. He was born May l5, 1976 in Silver City and was employed at Zia Motors. Visitation will be held today from 2-3 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by vigil service at 7 at the National Guard Armory in Santa Clara with Dr. Gilbert and Maria Arizaga reciting the rosary. The Rev. Jess Liles of the First Baptist Church will speak following the vigil service. The Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at noon at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Lindsay officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. He survived by hi father, Robert Lucero of Santa Clara; his mother an stepfather, Rebecca an Danny Castillo of Silver City; a brother, Rudy Lucen of Silver City; a sister, Liz A. Mercado, and her husband, Eric, of Albuquerque nephew, Matthew Mercado, also of Albuquerque and his grandparents, Mr. and. Mrs. Reymundo P. Gonzales and Margaret Lucero. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Sebastian Lucero. Casket bearers will be Joey Moreno, Eric Ruiz, Toby Padilla, Carlos Medina, Patrick Archuleta, Gary Placencio, Freddy Ray Lucero, Ken McBee Jr., Michael Madrid, Raymond Torres, Jeremy Costillo, Lowe Placencio, fluffy Ortega, Artie Cruz, David Perez and Adrian Abeyta. Honorary bearers are Rosie Gomez, Matthew Gallegos and all his many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Chino Federal Silver City, NM. Donations will be equally divided between a vocational scholarship fund in memory of Steven Lucero, the Gospel Mission and Nuevo Barrios Jesus Outreach. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Homes.

LUCERO: Teodoro D Lucero, 55, a retired farmer of the Mimbres Valley, was killed in an accident on U.S. Highway 260 last Wednesday evening at the Fort Bayard- Central interchange when struck by a car driven by Leo Ledoux. Accord1ng to State Police Patrolman Gene Tow, who investigated the fatality, Ledoux said he was blinded by the sun and did not see Lucero as he started across the highway. It was Grant County’s fifth traffic death this year. A coroner’s jury at an inquest held by Justice of the Peace Arnold Acosta at Central returned a verdict of accidental death. Survivors are a son, Cruz Lucero, serving in the U. S. Navy and stationed in Hawaii; three brothers, Martin, Saturnino and Pedro, of Central, and a sister, Mrs. Emilia L. Barba, Santa Rita. Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, Mass Was said at 9 am Monday, followed by burial.

LUCERO: Trinidad Candelaria Lucero, 80, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered into eternal life Thursday, Nov. 19, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Hatch. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1980 as a trackman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. The prayer vigil will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He is survived by three daughters, Rosa Lucero of Arenas Valley, Erlinda L. Picazo of Alamogordo, and Lydia Moreno and her husband, Tony, of Bayard. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria C. Lucero, on May 28 of this year; a son, Willie Lucero; a grandson, Danny Torrez; two brothers; and two sisters. Casket bearers will be David Grijalva, Gilbert and Alfred Moreno, Alex Tovar, Michael Carrillo and Robert Lucero. Honorary bearers will be Tony Moreno, Cecilia Torrez, Sam Torrez, Armando Munoz, Scan Moreno, Armando Munoz Jr., Michael Munoz, Danny Torrez and Dick Moreno. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Veronica Maria Lucero, age 4 months, died Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Demetrio James Lucero Jr. of Silver City; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Demetrio Lucero, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Dominguez of Silver City; her great-grandpa rents, Joe and Bernice Lucero of Pueblo, Colo.; and aunts and uncles. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10a.m. Friday and Rosary recitation will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Francis Newman Center. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. Serving as pallbearers will be Freddy Madrid and Freddy Quesada. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City

LUCERO: William Baca Lucero, 81, of Bayard entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 18, at the family home with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Monticello to Bernardo and Marianna Lucero. The prayer vigil will be held at 6 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. Mr. Lucero retired from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1980, and was a loving father and grandfather. He married his wife, Helen Villines, in 1940. He enjoyed being with his family and friends. He is survived by his son, Robert Lucero of Albuquerque; two daughters, Diana Quintanar and her husband. Barney Quintanar Jr., of Bayard, and, Laura Lucero and her companion, Alfonso Santa Maria, of Bayard; two sisters, Carlotta McHugh of Deming and Rufina Villines of Santa Clara; six grandchildren, Christopher and Nicolas Lucero, Anthony Otero, Barney Quintanar III, and Hector and Gabriel Martinez; and one great-grandchild, Deandra Monique Otero. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lucero. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUCERO: Ysabel Gonzalez Lucero, 81, A resident of Deming, died Thursday evening at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born April 21, 1905 at Dwyer and was a lifelong resident of the area. A member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and the apostleship of Prayer, she also belonged to the senior citizen's center. Visitation was held Sunday at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel in Deming with rosary following at 7 Sunday evening. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 Monday morning at St.Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Emilio Larlar officiating. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include Sylvia Zuniga Madrid of Deming, whom she raised; her stepsister, Barbara Ramirez of Alhambra, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by all her brothers and sisters. Pallbearers were Ernest, Roland and Charlie Zuniga; Michael and Joe Almanza; Mark Sanchez; and Lupe Nunez Jr. Baca's Wheeler funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

LUCK: Alvin A., 60, died March 17 in Veterans Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. A former Silver City resident, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Luck who came to the area in 1937 to operate the Luck Mine on Boston Hill overlooking Silver City. The family sold the property in 1965. Mr. Luck attended school in Grant County. Born on April 6, 1926, in Chattanooga, Tenn., he had retired as personnel manager of Citizen Utility Telephone Division in May 1986. He had lived in Kingman, Ariz., since 1979 moving there from California. A chartered member of the Kingman Lions Club, the Elks Lodge No. 468, the Kingman Rotary Club and an honorary member of the Kingman Lioness Club. A veteran of World War II, he had served with the U.S. Army in European theater. Survivors include his wife, Lee Luck of Kingman; a daughter, Bonnie Nunke of Los Altos, Calif.; a son, Tom Luck of Santa Barbara, Calif.; three brothers, Dr. B.K. Luck of Portales, Glen Luck of Alexandria, La., and Jerry Luck of Sparks, Nev.; a sister, Susan Whitlow of Texas; three grandsons and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, William, in 1985. Services were held in the Sutton Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Renee Miller of Trinity Episcopal Church officiating.

LUCK: Betty Jo Luck, 58, a former Silver City resident, died Aug.17 in Portales. She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Clovis and was reared in Kenna and Fort Sumner. She graduated from Fort Sumner High School and attended New Mexico State University. She was married to Ben K. Luck on Aug. 27, 1950, in Fort Sumner. They moved to Portales in 1964. She was the daughter-in-law of Gertrude K. Luck. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is survived by her husband, Ben, of the home in Portales; two daughters, Diana A. Luck of Santa Fe and Cassy Luck-Leach of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Ben Good Jr. of Fort Sumner; a sister, Mary Catherine Peatschman of El Paso, Texas; and one granddaughter. Services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Wheeler Starlight Chapel in Portales with burial in the Portales Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87107.

LUCK: Mrs. Gertrude K. Luck, 82, passed away at her residence here in Silver City April 12 Mrs. Luck was a native of Hanover. Germany and had lived in Silver City for the past 35 years. Her husband, Alvin A. Luck, preceded her in death in March 1949. Survivors include five sons, William A. Luck of Cleveland, Ohio, Alvin A. Luck of Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Ben Luck of Portales, Maj. Glenn Luck of Lájes Air Force Base, Azores islands, and Jerry Luck of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Susan Whitlow of Hot Springs, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Private family services were held at her residence in Silver City ‘at 4 p.m. Saturday. Public interment services followed In the Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Difton M. Henderson of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Casket-bearers were John Hutchins, Joe Ray, Joe Teybe, Dr. C. C. Cobb, Alvino Provencio, and Dr. Hubert Cone. The family has stated that those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Heart Fund or the Grant County Cancer Fund in care of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LUCK: William A. Luck, son of the late A.A. and Gertrude Luck, died Wednesday in his home in University Heights, Ohio He is survived by his wife Giesela, three sons, William, Thomas and Christopher; a daughter, Stephanie; and two brothers, Dr Ben Luck of Portales and Alvin Luck of Tucson, Ariz., Mr. Luck attended the Silver City schools and New Mexico Military Academy and received his bachelors degree at New Mexico State University. Services will be held Saturday at 10am in University Heights.

LUERA: David B. Luera, age 57, resident of 503 East 2nd St. died in Las Cruces. He was born March 11, 1927 in Dwyer, NM. He retired as a mechanic from the city of Deming after being employed for 27 years. He was a communicant of St. Ann's Catholic Church and member of St. Ann's Club, Cursillistas and Sacred Heart League. Rosary Service was held at St. Ann's Church with Mass of the Christian Burial and burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery with Fr. Jesus Maria de Arrilucca officiating. He is survived by his wife; Lucy Montes Luera of the home; four sons, David Mora, Tucson, David Luera Jr. stationed in Holland serving with the U.S. Air Force, Joe Luera of the home and Robert Luera stationed in Clovis serving with the U.S. Air Force; four daughters, Lupe Rue of Tucson, Lucy Salas of San Francisco, Ca, Rose Bourget of Deming and Irene Rivera of Anthony. He is also survived by two brothers, Manuel and Albino Luera of Deming and one sister, Paula Serna also of Deming; 11 grandchildren. On numerous occasions he was happy with his musical talents. He along with his brothers and other family members have been very talented musicians and used to form part of the musical group, Los Luera, David being a fine guitarist. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels.

LUERA: Ruben V. Luera, 53, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 3 Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the vigil service will be held there that evening at 7 led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Rod Nichols, pastor, will officiate. The rite of committal will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Guillermo Luera of Silver City, two sons, Ruben Luera of Silver City and David Luera of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters; a brother, Bill Luera, and his wife, Margaret, of Glenwood; three aunts, Cuca Valenzuela and Amelia Sanchez of Silver City, and Maria Teresa Gonzales of Los Angeles; an uncle, Alfonso Valenzuela of Los Angeles; and two nephews, Edward Luera and his wife, Lean, and William Luera and his wife, Ruby, and a niece, Michelle Pierce, and her husband, Lee, all of Glenwood. Pallbearers will be Ben Martinez, Shane Reed, Frank Gonzales Sr., Ruben Vasquez Sr., and Daniel and Eloy Valenzuela. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUEVANO: Yvonne Luevano 31, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away this morning. Services are pending in Lordsburg with Lordsburg Funeral home.

LUGIBIHL: Myron R. Lugibihl, who taught in the schools of New Mexico, died May 7 at his home in Phoenix. He came to New Mexico in the early 1900's and taught at New Mexico Western College at one time.

LUJAN: Andy Lou Lujan, 41, a resident of Albuquerque for 14 years, died Saturday, March 27, in Las Vegas, Nev. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Amy Rose Puentes Lujan; children, Andrew Evan Lujan, Alexandria Loren Lujan and Angelo Patrick Luis Lujan, all of Albuquerque; mother, Esperanza Lujan of Las Cruces; sisters, Emelita Lujan of Las Cruces, and Sonja Portillo and husband, Frank, of Germany; brother, Freddie Lujan and wife, Cindi, of Albuquerque; niece, Stephanie Ulibarri of Albuquerque; nephews, Gavin Lujan of Albuquerque and Julian Portillo of Germany; and numerous aunts and uncles from Marfa, Texas, Las Cruces, Lordsburg, Tucson, Ariz., Presidio, Texas, and Odessa, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Lujan. He was a graduate of New Mexico State University. Mr. Lujan attended Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, and played on the Junior College World Series championship team. He was employed with First American Title Insurance Co. as assistant vice president. He was a member of the New Mexico Land and Title Association, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Lobo Club and the NMSU Alumni Association. He was also a member of Church of the Risen Savior. The rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. in Albuquerque, with Father Paul Baca reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Risen Savior, with Father Baca, celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darryl Carrillo, Glen Garcia, Frank Portillo, Royce Oiney, Hector Flores and Hector Molina. Honorary bearers will be Henry Apodaca, Johnny Bernal, Mannie Holguin, Todd Mangusso, Larry Bell, Anthony Marquez, Robin Mansfield, Robert Puentes, Antonio Montoya, Michael Puentes, and Johnny Bamfourth. Entrusted to French mortuary.

LUJAN: Barbara Garcia Lujan, 59, a former Grant County resident, passed away Jan. 31. She was born June 2, 1935 to Angel D. Garcia and Anita S. Garcia in Santa Rita. She was married in El Paso, Texas to Emilio B. Lujan. Two years later, they moved to Azusa, Calif. and in 1970 they moved to San Fernando Valley, Calif. For several years, Mrs. Lujan and her husband held leadership positions with Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Sun Valley, Calif. She worked for more than 10 years as an aide to the elderly and disabled. Her dedicated work and inspiration was testimony of her compassionate and unselfish character. She maintained this dedicated work until her hospitalization in July 1993. Services were held at the San Fernando Mission and interment was at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Calif. She is survived by her husband, Emilio; two sons, Emilio Lujan Jr. and his wife, Hallie and grandson, Evan of Tempe, Ariz., and Michael Lujan of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and two daughters, Dianne and Rose Ann Lujan of Sherman Oaks. Also surviving are her two brothers, Bennie S. Garcia of Azusa, Calif. and Henry Garcia of Los Angeles; two sisters, Aurora G. Varela of Bell, Calif. and Angie G. Gomes of Pico Rivera, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Garcia; her mother, Anita S. Garcia; and her father, Angel D. Garcia. Pallbearers were Richard Bannister, Robert Tyndall, Johnny Villarreal, Tom Gomez Jr. and Art Macias. Honorary pallbearers were Victor Montana, Mel Moreno and Jacinto Guevara.

LUJAN: Mrs. Elena V Lujan, Silver City, died last Wednesday at Hillcrest hospital. She was a long time resident of this community. Rosary services were held Friday at Curtis mortuary. Funeral mass was said at 9 am Saturday morning at St Vincent De Paul Catholic church followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Uvaldo Lujan; five sons, Bernie of Bayard, Raymond and Rudy of Silver City, and Pete and Gabriel of Santa Aria, Calif.; five daughters, Elena, Rosie and Lyda of Silver City, Mrs. Antonia L. Carrillo of Santa Ana and Mrs. Josephine L. Trujillo of Los Angeles 11 grandchildren; a brother, Alfonso Venzuela of Silver city; and a sister, Mrs. Lorenza Flores of Silver city.

LUJAN: Pete Vasquez Lujan, 75, a longtime area resident, entered eternal rest Friday at his home in Silver City. He was born Jan. 25, 1918, in San Buena Ventura, Chihuahua, Mexico, and lived most of his life in Grant County where he worked as a driller and blaster in the mines. He was a communicant at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Recently, he and his wife, Manuela, celebrated their 57th anniversary of marriage. Visitation will begin this afternoon at 3 at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will be held there at 7, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Manuela Lujan of the home; two sons and their wives, Horacio and Olivia Lujan of Tucson, Ariz., and Pedro and Christine Lujan of Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters and their husbands, Mary Lou and Victor Bencomo, Consuelo and Francisco Placencio, and Lorenza Lujan, all of Tucson, and Ramona Lujan of Silver City; a sister, Angelita Martinez of Silver City; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant children, Ramon and Lorenza Lujan, and a daughter, Felicitas Bencomo. Pallbearers will be Victor and Manuel R. Bencomo, Jr., Tommy and Pete Lujan III, Francisco Richarte and Edwardo Placencio. Honorary bearers are Horacio Lujan Jr., Carlos Vega and Tony Perez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUJAN: Silverio Lujan, 75, of Silver City entered life eternal Wednesday in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. He was born June 20, 1916, in Mimbres and had been a lifetime Grant County resident. Mr. Lujan was a former smelter employee at Chino Mines. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours were to commence at 2 this afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Saturday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Committal rite service will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include two brothers, Juan and Manuel Arsola of Silver City; four sisters, Diega L. Garcia of Silver City, Paula Richarte of Central, Senovia Ray of Silver City and Margarita Arsola of Silver City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Macedonio Garcia, Manuel Arsola Jr., Eddy Garcia, Joe Ray Jr., Ray Arsola and Johnnie Arsola Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUNA: Abran Chavez Luna, 79, of Santa Clara entered life eternal Friday at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Calling hours will be held from 4-7 this evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held there at 7, with the Santa Clara Rosary Ministry reciting. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11 at the Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church, with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Abel T. Luna Sr., Martin Padilla, Stanley Luna, Michael Luna, Ray Escobedo and Jesus Holguin. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Luna, Genaro Luna, Abel Luna Jr., Max T. Luna Jr., Marty Ochoa, Bobby Lucero, Henry Trujillo, Ruby Flores, Arnold Lopez, Merejildo “Piles” Baca, David Martinez and Richard Carbajal. Mr. Luna was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Hillsboro to the late Adrian and Elvira Luna. He lived in the Grant County area for many years. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp as an oiler. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was married to Elvira Herrera Luna. He was the father of eight children and was a communicant at the Santa Clara Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Elvira, of Santa Clara; four sons, Eddie Luna and his wife, Liz, of Las Cruces, Adrian Luna of Santa Clara, Abe Luna and his wife, Lynda, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Richard of San Diego; four daughters, Anna Perea and husband, Robert, of Silver City, Tarcie Quiñones and husband, Carlos, of Las Cruces, Dolores Luna of Alpine, Calif., and Carmen Fredrickson and husband, Chris, of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Lydia Padilla of Hurley; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

LUNA: Albert T. Luna, 44, died Monday, July 24, at Lake Roberts. Mr. Luna, a former resident of Grant County, was residing in El Paso, Texas, at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Trina Luna and three children, Albert, Jr., Hope and Gomer, all of El Paso and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max C. Luna, Sr., of Central. Also surviving are four brothers, Abel of El Paso, Max, Jr., Frank and Victor all of Central, four sisters, Nadine Collins of Rockville, Md., Debbie Orozco, Norma Holguin and Maxine Luna, all of Central. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Thursday, July 27 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hillsboro with Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Interment followed in the Hillsboro cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Max Luna, Jr., Victor Luna, Martin Padilla, Greg Luna, Abel Luna, Jr. and Steve Luna.

LUNA: Funeral services were held Sunday morning for Adrian M. Luna, of Central who died at his home Thursday. He had been a resident of Central for the past 18 years. He is survived by four sons.

LUNA: Daniel Ray Luna, 21, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Monday in Phoenix. He was born April 27, 1970, in Silver City to John and Helen Luna. He attended Silver Schools and was active in wrestling, earning a state championship in 1987. He graduated from Silver High in 1988. Mr. Luna was attending Southwest Academy Tech in Phoenix, where he was majoring in accounting. He was a Sunday school teacher at the Immaculate Heart Church, and was assistant wrestling coach for the Seton Catholic High School in Phoenix. Calling hours will be from 5-7p.m. Friday in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy will be recited Saturday at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his parents, John and Helen Luna of Silver City; three brothers, John Luna Jr. and his wife, Miriam of Tucson, Ariz., Ronald Luna of San Francisco, and James Paul Luna of Silver City; one sister, Susanna Luna of Silver City; his fiancée, Gabriela Salazar of Phoenix; his paternal grandparents, Lorenzo and Abranita Luna of Silver City; his maternal grandmothers Esther Perrault of Silver City, two great-grandmothers, Margaret Gallegos and Antonia Luna, both of Roswell; one niece, Marina Yvette Luna; and one nephew, Jonathan David Luna. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Casket bearers will be Jojo Garcia, Ray "Pokey" Montoya, Shawn Montoya, Tony Garcia, Michael Madrid and Lloyd Montoya. Honorary bearers will be Edmund Madrid, Aaron Madrid, Erik Madrid, Shawn Griswold, Willie Gardner, Brandon Perrault, Sam Saenz, Steve Jaramillo, and all of his relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUNA: Frank "Pee Wee" Trujillo Luna, 48, a lifetime Bayard resident, entered life eternal Monday in Santa Ana, Calif. He was born Jan. 28, 1943. Mr. Luna was a member of the Catholic Church, and was self-employed. Calling hours were from 2-4 today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. The funeral liturgy will be recited Saturday morning at 10, also in the Santa Clara Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Central Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his parents, Max and Sista Luna of Central; three daughters, Lillian, Karen and Lori Luna, all of Colorado; four brothers, Abel Luna and his wife, Celia, of El Paso, Texas, Max T. Luna and his wife, Ramona, of Silver City, Victor Luna of Truth or Consequences, and Michael Luna and his wife, Judy, of Las Cruces; four sisters, Nadine Collins and her husband, Jim, of Rockville, Md., Debbie Orozco of Central, Norma Luna of Silver City, and Maxine Allensworth and her husband, Lee, of Arenas Valley; and a sister-in-law, Trina Luna of El Paso. He is also survived by two uncles, Abran Luna and Ray Trujillo, both of Central; and two aunts, Lydia Padilla of Hurley and Cecil Allison of San Manuel, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Luna; a brother, Albert; a nephew, Anthony Luna; an aunt, Ofelia Luna; and, most recently, a nephew, Victor Luna Jr. Casket bearers will be Abel Luna Jr., Steve Luna, John Paul Luna, Albert Luna Jr., Michael Luna and Bobby Padilla. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUNA: Jose C. Luna, 54, of Central, a 52-year resident of Grant County, died Saturday evening at Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. He had worked as a, boiler maker for the Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation, The deceased was a native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Survivors of Mr. Luna include his widow, Mrs. Catalina Luna of Central; two sons, Rudy Luna of Central and Richard Luna of Maywood, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Arcilia Hocutt of Central, Mrs. Cecilia Martinez of Oxnard,, Calif., and Miss Erma Luna of Central; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Pascual Luna of Chihuahua, Mexico; and a sister, Mrs. A. B. Padilla of Hurley. Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City; and the funeral Mass was at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in central, with the Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Burial was in the Central Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sam Garcia, Lawrence Garcia, Gilbert Martinez, Jacinto Salcido, Louis Salcido and Dolores Heredia.

LUNA: Max C. Luna Sr., 85, a lifetime Central resident, entered life eternal Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 14. Mr. Luna was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church, and was retired from Chino Mines. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Saturday morning at 9 at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Hillsboro cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot. survivors include his wife of 39 years, Sista Luna of Central; four sons, Abel Luna and his wife, Celia, of El Paso Texas, Max T. Luna Jr. and his wife, Ramona, of Silver City, Victor Luna of Truth or Consequences, and Michael Luna and his wife, Judy, of Las Cruces; four daughters, Nadine Collins and her husband, Jim, of Rockville, Md., Debbie Orozco of Central, Norma Luna of Silver City, and Maxine Allensworth and her husband, Lee, of Arenas Valley; a brother, Abran Luna of Central; a sister, Lydia Padilla of Hurley; and aunt, Romelia Byrd of Hillsboro; 27 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

LUNA: Richard Randolph Luna, 23, died Saturday in an auto accident on New Mexico 15. He graduated from Silver High School where he was very active in sports, received top honors in football, and was elected Mr. SHS in 1982. He then attended Highlands University in Las Vegas and played football there, and continued his education at Western New Mexico University. His hobby was amateur drag racing, usually in the El Paso area. Mr. Luna is survived by his father, Rudy Luna of Central; his mother, Hope Shaffer and his stepfather, Ron Shaffer, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his paternal grandmother, Katy Luna of Central; his maternal grandmother, Connie Pomerinke of Panama City, Fla.; and one brother, Ronald Shaffer Jr. of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rudy Luna Jr., in 1974. Services are pending with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

LUNA: Rudy G. Luna, Jr., 13, died in Germany on May 20. Funeral services were held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hope Schaffer of Germany; his father, Mr. Rudy G. Luna of Central; two brothers, Mr. Richard Luna and Mr. Ron Schaffer, both of Germany; his grandparents, Mrs. Kathy Luna of Central and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tomerink of Florida; and his great-grandfather, Mr. Arcadio Carrasco of Deming.

LUNA: Mr. Salomon C. Luna, 54, died at Hillcrest General Hospital Monday morning. He was a native of Hillsboro and had resided the last year in Central. Survivors include his wife, Manuela of Deming; two sons, Adrian of Raton and Salomon Jr. of Deming; two brothers, Abe and Max of Central; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Padilla of Hurley, and an aunt who reared Mr. Luna, Mrs. A.L. Bird of Hillsboro. Rosary services were held at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass was said on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Burial was in the Hillsboro Cemetery.

LUNA: Victor Luna died Thursday, Jan. 2 in Truth or Consequences. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

LUNA: Victor Anthony Luna, 19, a former resident of Grant County, died Friday in Las Cruces, where he was residing. He was born Feb. 21, 1971, in Silver City. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a student in Las Cruces. Calling hours were to be held today from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be held at 7 tonight. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. Concluding services will follow in the Lopez private family cemetery in Santa Rita. The Order of Augustinian Recollect Fathers will be officiating. Survivors include his mother, Maria Guadalupe Lopez of Las Cruces; his father, Victor Luna Sr. of Central; a daughter, Victoria; and two brothers, Arthur Ray Luna of Las Cruces and Patrick Luke Lopez of Santa Rita. Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Luna of Central; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose R. Lopez Sr. of Santa Rita; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Casket bearers will be Art Luna, Patrick and Roman Lopez, Raymond Sias Jr., and Bobby and Israel Hernandez. Honorary bearers will be Jose Antonio and Jose Reyes Lopez Jr., Melvin Sedillos, Johnny Morales, Tina Arrey and Melissa Sias. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUNA: Victor Trujillo Luna, 51, passed away Jan. 2, He was born June 5, 1945, in Silver City to Max C. Luna and Lucy T. Luna of Central. He is survived by his mother, Sista Luna of Santa Clara; and four sons, Arthur Luna and Patrick Lopez of Las Cruces, Victor Luz Medina of Dallas, and Carlos Medina of Silver City. He is also survived by his three brothers, Michael Luna and his wife, Judy, of Las Cruces, Abel T. Luna and his wife, Celia, of El Paso, Texas, and Max T. Luna and his wife, Mona, of Truth or Consequences; four sisters, Nadine Collins and her husband, James, of Rockville, Md., Debra of Tucson, Ariz., and Norma and Maxine of Santa Clara; a special uncle, Abran C. Luna of Santa Clara; a special aunt, Lydia L. Padilla of Hurley; three grandchildren, Victoria Luna, Destinie Lysette Luna and Julian Abel Luna; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Luna was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his son, Victor Anthony Luna Jr., in May 1990. A prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at Santa Clara Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bay aid National Cemetery with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter I, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. Pallbearers will be Patrick Lopez, Carlos Medina, Arthur Luna, Michael Luna Jr., John Paul Luna and Albert Luna. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

LUNG: Carolyn Jean Lung, 46, formerly of Silver City, entered eternal life in Albuquerque on Wednesday, Oct. 27. She was born to Wayne and Helen Welge on Aug. 1, 1953. She spent some of her early years running her own landscaping business in California. While in Silver City, she worked as a waitress. A memorial service will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels on Wednesday at 2 in the afternoon with David Strain officiating. She is survived by a daughter, Natalie Rose Lung of Silver City; and three sisters, Eva Welge, Sally Cobucnicky and Elizabeth Welge. Cremation has taken place. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUNT: Pearl Gale Lunt, 85, a longtime resident of Greenlee County, Ariz., and western New Mexico, passed away early Tuesday morning in Lordsburg. She was born April 14, 1904, in Colonia Diaz, Mexico, to James A. Gale Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth James Gale, and spent her girlhood days in Virden. She is survived by her husband of more than 66 years, Randall H. Lunt, with whom she spent much of her life on the Black River and the San Carlos Indian Reservation, and at the Phelps Dodge pumping plant. Other survivors are her children, Mary Lou Cosper of Silver City, Walter R. Lunt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Donald J. Lunt of Clifton, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Deborah Cosper Aleckson of Silver City, Katherine Cosper Duncan of Poway, Calif., Marla Kaye Lunt Skinner and Randall James Cosper, both of Tucson, Ariz., Joel E. Cosper of Flagstaff, Ariz., Karl E. Lunt of Seattle, Wash., Brian Lunt and Paul Lunt, both of Phoenix, and Lean Lunt of Mesa, Ariz.; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Carlos Gale of Carlsbad. Her many hobbies, at which she excelled, included rock hounding and gem work, quilting, crocheting and growing beautiful flowers, and she was an expert fisher woman. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and her family who loved her. Private memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation or the Greenlee County Historical Society. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LUPER: James D. Luper, 42, owner of Luper Insurance Adjusters of Silver City, was killed Tuesday night in a single car accident on State Road 90 at 8:25 p.m. A New Mexico State Patrolman officer said Wednesday the Luper car was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed and may have encountered livestock or deer on the road. Evidence indicated the brakes were applied suddenly to cause the vehicle to skid resulting in the fatal accident. Born in Francis, Okla., Mr. Luper had been a resident of this area for 22 years prior to his death. He was a veteran of WW II, having served with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silver City, the American Legion, and the Silver City Lions Club. Survivors include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Virginia Luper, Silver City, and his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Luper of Truth or Consequences. Funeral arrangements were pending at the Curtis Mortuary at press time.

LUPTON: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Nettie D. Lupton, 60, at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City officiating. Mrs. Lupton died Saturday at the Hillcrest General Hospital. She was a native of Bixby, Okla., and had lived in Central for the past 31 years. Survivors include her husband, Roy of Central; two sons, Lloyd of Central and Richard of Portland, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Lee Lockner of Portland. Ore.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Lemuel Ferguson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles Crockett of the U. S. Marine Corps; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Matzeder, of Portland, OR, and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett of Portland, Ore:

LUSCOMB: William L Luscomb, 81, Mimbres resident, away Monday, Nov 30 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. Visitation will be held Fr day morning from 8 to 11 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. Graveside services will follow at noon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by Grant County veteran’s organizations. He was born March 28, 1917, in Hamilton, Mass., to William and Mary Luscomb. He worked with the U.S. Postal Service in Hollywood, Fla., and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War 11. He was a sergeant with Company B 305th Infantry and was decorated with the Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1477 of Deming, and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Virginia A. Luscomb of Yuma; two sons, William L. Luscomb Jr. of Waverly, Ga., and Daniel E. Luscomb of Yuma; three daughters, Joyce M. Winter of Old Fields, W.Va., Cheryl T. Bates of Yuma, and Cathy M. Kerbo of Deming; a sister, Ann Dansereau of Little Suamico, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Disabled American Veterans, Yuma, AZ. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

LUSK: Harry Lusk, Sr., 69, brother of Editor Don Lusk of The Silver City Enterprise, died the evening of Sept. 6 while viewing a television program at his home in Bakersfield. Calif. He suffered a heart attack. Born in Parsons, Kans., Feb. 2, l897, Mr. Lusk was a veteran printer and newspaperman familiar with many phases of the business. His first job was with the Parsons, Kansas Sun weekly, which was owned by the Lusk family. Later he struck out for himself and worked on newspapers in Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Silver City. In 1922 he married Nelle Christian in Silver City and the couple moved to Bakersfield in 1923 where Mr. Lusk entered the employment of the Bakersfield Californian where he worked in the mechanical department as a Linotype operator the day he died. Mr. Lusk was a member of International Typographical Union No. 439 and was affiliated with the Trinity Methodist Church. Survivors, other than the Silver City brother who attended the funeral in Bakersfield Monday, are his widow, a son, Harry Lusk, Jr.: a daughter, Mrs. Flora Ann Hill, and three grandchildren, Tommy, Laniea, and Debra Lusk, all of Bakersfield, and a sister, Mrs. C. C. Ward of Pasadena, Calif. While in Silver City Mr. Lusk was employed by the Independent and he had been in Silver City many times since leaving here in1923.

LUSK: Mrs. Edith B. Lusk, 82, died February 18 in Las Cruces after an extended illness. Mrs. Lusk was a native of Pittsburg, Kan. and had lived in Silver City for the past 56 years. She was the owner of the Lusk Flower Shop for 40 years. Her husband, Don W. Lusk, preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Richardson of Stamford, Conn. and Mrs. Betty Fleming of Las Cruces; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with burial following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Clifton M. Henderson officiated. Pallbearers were James H. McLaughlin, Jr., Walter Wilson, Richard Graham, Paul Hunter, B.L. Himes and Lowell Cain. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

LUSTIG: Phillip Russell Lustig, 57, a core driller foreman, was instantly killed last Saturday at Santa Rita while working with three other drillers on a contract job. The drill bar stuck at 9,000 feet and while being pulled loose, it buckled and struck Lustig crushing his skull and breaking his neck. Fellow workers escaped injury. The victim had a wife and eight children. Funeral services were held at the L.D.S. Church in Safford, Ariz., and burial was in the Pima, Ariz. cemetery.

LUTTRELL: Lucille Frances Luttrell, 77, a homemaker and resident of Silver City since 1974, entered life eternal Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Sierra Blanca, Texas, to the late Isaac and Ada Bell (Beemon) Cavender. She was active in various home extension clubs in the area. Mrs. Luttrell was originally a member of the Silver City Home Extension Club, assisting in the organization of the Levi's and Lace Home Extension Club and later becoming a member of the Yucca Home Extension Club. She was a former member of the Alamogordo Chapter of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Orville Luttrell. No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements are by Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUTTRELL: Orville L. Luttrell, 78, entered eternal rest Sunday at his home in Silver City. He was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Capitan to William and Maude Russell Luttrell. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea as an aircraft mechanic. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. Mr. Luttrell moved in 1974 from Las Cruces to Silver City, where he worked as a cowboy and as the first pilot to fly locally for the state Game and Fish Department. He is survived by his niece, Betty Graham of Tularosa; two grandnieces, Gayle Bush of Owasso, Okla. and Debbie Zerm of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous great-grand nieces and nephews. Mr. Luttrell was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Cavender Luttrell. At Mr. Luttrell's request cremation will take place and no services are scheduled. His cremains will be interred alongside his wife at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LUTZ: Roger Munn Lutz, 65, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1934, in Natrona, Pa., to James Lutz, minister in the Pittsburgh Methodist Conference, and Martha Walker Munn. As son of a minister, he attended many schools in Scottsdale, Pa., Point Marion, Pa., Follansbee, W.Va., Beaven Falls, Pa., and Alliance, Ohio. He attended Mount Union College, where he met and married Winifred Van Wagoner in 1956. Upon graduation with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in math, he continued working on a Master of Science degree in math through the University of Cincinnati, and did post-graduate work at Penn State University, Pittsburgh University and Arizona State. He dedicated his life to being the best math teacher possible. For 10 years, he taught at Geneva College, reformed Presbyterian College, where he and his wife were selected to be Danforth Associates. The association brought many friendships and interaction with young students. Surviving are three married children, Gregory and his wife, Melanie, of Chandler, Ariz., and their children, Ashleigh, Aaron and Audra; Glenn and his wife, Josette of Morenci, AZ; and Wendy Howk and her husband, Donald, of San Antonio, Texas, and their children, Travis and David. Also surviving are a sister, Emily, and her husband, Phil, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and sister, Martha, and her husband, Charles, of West Salem, Ohio, as well as extended family members. Mr. Lutz retired in 1997 from Western New Mexico University. His love of teaching was known among students and associates. He enjoyed camping, traveling and woodworking. A full life centered around his children and seven grandchildren, participating in each state of their lives and accepting the love they freely gave. An informal celebration of his life will be shared by friends and family Wednesday from 3 to 5 in the afternoon at the Lutz residence, 981 Langstroth Drive, Silver City. A few words will be spoken at 3:30. Instead of flowers, a scholarship for math teachers is being set up at Western New Mexico University. Contributions may be mailed to Professor Roger M. Lutz Math Education Scholarship Fund, in care of Financial Aid Office, WNMU. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LYNCH: Gertrude Seaman "Trudy" Lynch passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, shortly after her 97th birthday on Jan. 1. She had resided in the Caddo Nursing Home in Durant, Okla., for the last 3 ½….. Prior to moving to the nursing home, Mrs. Lynch had been a resident of Grant County since 1971. She and her husband, Eric M. Lynch, had moved back to the Silver City area with their son, Larry W. Lynch, and his wife, Mary Kimmick Lynch, together with long- time family friends, Lane and Sadie Fanning. The Lynches and the Fannings established and ran Foothills Cycles for the next 11 years. The Lynch family had lived and worked in this area prior to and during World War II. Mary Lynch was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Kimmick. Larry and Mary Lynch were graduates of Silver High School. Helen Lynch was also a graduate of Silver High School and attended Western when it was first a state teachers college. The love of New Mexico and Grant County had drawn them and their longtime family friends, Sadie and Lane Fanning, back to New Mexico. Memorial services will be held today in Durant. She will be transported to Silver City for interment next to her husband in Memory Lane Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Bob Reese at Memory Lane Cemetery on Thursday at 1 p.m. Mrs. Lynch is immediately survived by her son and daughter. Larry W. Lynch and his wife, Mary, are from Silver City. Their children are Elizabeth Lynch of Silver City, Mary Greer of Carrizozo, and Eric R. Lynch of Capitan. Helen Lynch Martin and her husband, Cleo A. Martin, are from Caddo, Okla. Their children are Lynette Parmley of Oklahoma City, Dana Blackwell of Denison, Texas, and Dion Williams of Caddo. Mrs. Lynch is also survived by 11 great-grand-children and nine great- great-grandchildren. At the time of Eric Lynch's death, the couple had been married for 73 years. In her early years, Gertrude Lynch trained as a seamstress and sewed for the public for many years. The first time Gertrude and Eric Lynch came to Grant County, it was by covered wagon. They lived in New Mexico, California, and Oregon and back to Mineral Wells, Texas, and the Palo Pinto County area, which had been settled by both of their families.

LYNCH: Helen C., 97, one of Silver City's most beloved and respected residents, died Wednesday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She had been a patient there for the last several weeks. Mrs. Lynch was born in David City, Neb., May 27, 1896. While she was a young girl, the family moved to Silver City for the benefit of her mother's health. On May 22, 1917, she married Phillip Raymond Lynch. The couple lived for many years at "The Pines" in Tyrone where Mr. Lynch was resident agent for Phelps Dodge. Mr. Lynch passed away in 1954 in Silver City. Mrs. Lynch was one of the most tireless, dedicated and generous workers in many, many community activities. From 1957 to 1965, she was a member of the New Mexico Library Commission. She also rendered invaluable service to the Silver City Public Library. She deserves great credit for the establishment and expansion of the Silver City Museum. It was through her influence that very substantial funding for the museum was obtained. Mrs. Lynch took an important leadership role in the Republican Party at the county, state and national levels. She was a delegate to the 1965 Republican National Convention. She outpolled nearly every other candidate when she ran for the honor of being the delegate. She was a close friend and admirer of former governor, former U.S. senator and now Federal Judge Edwin L. Mechem. She was selected for inclusion in Who's Who of American Women. Mrs. Lynch was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. She was selected as Citizen of the Year in 1976 by the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Surviving Mrs. Lynch are three nieces, Kathryn Stahl of Flagstaff, Ariz., Joan Lynch of Ledyard, Conn., and Nancy Ryan of Williamsburg, Va. Her only brother, Stanley Coon of Duncan, Ariz., died in 1972. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, on the corner of Seventh and Arizona streets. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be three grandnephews, Stanley Stahl, Christopher Stahl and Jim Ryan III, Fred Martinez, Terry Kelley and Harry Benjamin. Honorary bearers will be Harris Gray, Dick Rhoades, Wayne Woodbury, John Bolles, Tom Keller, Bill Little, Alfred Diggs, Jim Richardson, Gordon Graham, Art Himebaugh, Judge Edwin L Mecham, Hyman Kelley, Al Franks, James Hamilton, Duke Milovich, Orazio Fenzi, Murray Ryan and Tom Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd or to the Silver City Museum. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LYNCH: J. C. Lynch, 75, died Tuesday at his home in Silver City. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fern Lynch; two brothers, A. C. Lynch and T. J. Lynch of Silver City and two sisters, Mss. Ted Wood, Lubbock, Texas, and Mrs. F. Oaks, Canoga Park, Calif. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

Lynn: Mrs. Henrietta P. Lynn, 94, died at Hillcrest Hospital Friday. Mrs. _________

LYNN: Mark Francis Lynn, 28, a former resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Thursday, Feb. 11, as a result of a work-related accident in Redwood City, Calif. He was born Nov. 3, 1964, in Denver. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Silver High School. Mr. Lynn served his apprenticeship in sheet metal in Phoenix before moving to California to work in his trade. He was very artistic and loved sports, camping, nature and the mountains. Calling hours will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Cremation will follow at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his parents, Eugene Lynn Sr. and Mary Lea Lynn of Farmington; three brothers, Kelly Lynn and his wife, Juanita of Farmington, Eugene Lynn Jr., also of Farmington, and Bobby Giddens of Phoenix; three sisters, Sherry Sprinkle and her husband, Ted, of Farmington, Teri Sue Defrane of Farmington, and Christie Moore and her husband, Hal, also of Farmington; his nieces, Shelli Cravens, Kayla Dufrane, Toni Dufrane and Brandy Giddens, nephews, Thedford Sprinkle Jr., David Giddens, Cameron Lynn and James Moore; a great-niece, Kimberly Cravens; great-nephews, Tyler and Ryan; his fiancée, Elaine Blakenship of California, and many close friends. He touched the hearts and lives of many people and will be missed, but his memories will be cherished forever. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

LYON: Arthur F. Lyon, 87, died Friday in Silver City. Mr. Lyon worked in Santa Rita on the train service for Kennecott Corp. where he retired. He was a longtime resident of this area. Mr. Lyon is survived by his two sons, Robert Lyon of Midland, Texas, and Richard Lyon of Santa Fe; and one grandson, Michael Lyon, also of Midland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Valois I. Lyon, on April 18, 1972. There will be a graveside funeral service Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Sheffield of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

LYON: Tolbert J. Lyon, 83, died Friday at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. A six year resident of Truth or Consequences, he had lived in Glenwood and the Mogollon area since 1937. He was a conservation officer with the New Mexico Game and Fish Department until his retirement. He was a member of Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52, Eastern Star, The American Rifle Association, and the Hunter's and Trapper's Hall of Fame. Many of the artifacts he collected are on display at the Kit Carson Museum in Taos. He was a free-lance writer and many of his articles were published in New Mexico Magazine, Outdoor Life, and Full Cry Magazine. Recently published was a book of his short stories, titled "Lyon Hunts and Humor." Mr. Lyon is survived by his wife, Louise (Fultz) Lyon of Truth or Consequences; a son, Tolbert J. Lyon Jr., and his wife, Bobbie, both of T. or C.; a daughter, Virginia and her husband, Frank Feather, both of Albuquerque; three grandsons, Albert and Kenny Lyon, both of T. or C. and Tolbert Feather of Frederick, MD.; and four great-granddaughters. No Services were planned and Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary of T. or C. was in charge of arrangements.

LYON: Mrs. Valios I. Lyon who has resided in Silver City for the past 25 years, died at Hillcrest Hospital April 18. She is survived by her husband Arthur F. Lyon of Silver City; two sons, Bob of Midland, Tex., and Dick of Santa Fe; her mother Mrs. Katherine Dezell of Silver City; and an uncle from Minnesota. Services were at Curtis-Bright Chapel at 11 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Casket bearers were Nick Kennedy, Dick Weeks, Dicks Cansella, Robert Yount, Bob Ingraham and Frank Parrish. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

LYON:  William Joseph "Bill" Lyon, 68, resident southeast of Deming died in Deming. He was born February 2, 1916 in Newark, New Jersey and was a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor. In April of 1968 he moved to Deming from Edison, New Jersey and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 2088 and the Luna County Ranchette Owners Association. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; three sons, William Joseph Lyon, Hampton, New Jersey, Phillip James Lyon, Edison, New Jersey; two sisters, Betty Caruso, Woodridge, New Jersey and five grandchildren. Baca's Wheeler Chapel was in charge of private committal and no services were planned.

LYONS: Charles B. Lyons, while visiting his brother in Brownsville, Tex., suffered a sudden heart attack resulting in his death on March 19. Mr. Lyons the son of Charles Herbert Lyons and Genevieve Bulter Lyons was born in Silver City, April 10, 1889. He was reared on the Gila, homesteaded on Duck Creek and ran freight lines from Silver City to Mogollon prior to World War I. He served with the A.E.F. in Mobile Hospital No I which followed the battles on each of the Western Fronts and received three citations for bravery under fire. After the war, he engaged in mining and then became an employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation for more than 20 years at Hurley. In 1953, he retired to home near Clarksville, Ark. He was a member of the “Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis" (AMORC)" Surviving are his wife, Grace McReynolds Lyons, a brother, C W. Lyons, Brownsville, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Clint Belden and Mrs. Jane Hensley, both of Fresno, Calif. Mrs. R.E. Nunnelley, Truth or Consequences, N.M. and Mrs. G.K. Hanson, Oroville, Calif. Interment was at Hopkinsville Ky., in the McReynolds family cemetery on March 23. Mrs. Lyons had not made the trip with her husband on the visit to Texas but accompanied the body to Kentucky. She is now at her home in Clarkvillie, Ark. Her address is R.R.2.

LYONS: Services for Charles Herbert Lyons, the oldest resident of Grant County, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 from the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mr. Lyons died here Sunday, June 8, at 12:30 p.m. Mr. Lyons was born at Sackyule, New Brunswick, March 12, 1854. He was a resident of Grant County for 71 of his 93 years. He established a ranch on the Gila River where he lived for many years. Besides being in the cattle business Mr. Lyons was interested in mining. He had made his home for the past 11 years with his niece, Mrs. Ada Todd. He is survived by his niece, Mrs. Todd; four daughters, Mrs. E. R. Nunally of Albuquerque, Mrs. Frances Bedendn, of Fresno, California, Mrs. Jack Hansen of California, and Mrs. William B. Hensley of Venice, California; and two sons, Charles Lyons, Jr. of Hurley and C. W. Lyons of Brownsville TX. Pallbearers were Robert Tacket, E. Smith, Andrew Stuart Bowden, James Coker, and Conrad Whitehill.

LYONS: Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City for Mrs. Ida H. Lyons who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. E. Foster, Thursday, April 29. She was 86 years old and had been an invalid since October, 1946, when she suffered a server stroke which left her paralyzed. She was born in St. Louis, MO, July 22, the daughter of Benjamin M and Mary Duncan Runyan. Mr. Runyan was the first banker in St Louis, having founded the firm of Runyon and Co. He also owned a steam boat line on the river one of which was a packet running between St. Louis and New Orleans. He was one of the first Scottish Rite Masons of the United States. Mrs. Lyons, one of eight children, came to the Mimbres to stay with an older sister, Mrs. John A. Moces when she was nine years old. She later returned to St. Louis and lived for a time with two other sisters, Mrs. E. D. Meier and Miss Mary D. Runyan, and studied music for a few years. After returning to Silver City, she married Angus Campbell on, Feb. 9, 1887, in the Catholic Church. Mr. Campbell was a mining man and also a partner of Thomas Lyons of the Lyons and Campbell Cattle Co. They were the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Ysabel Campbell Foster. After Mr. Campbell’s death, she married Thomas Lyons in New York City in 1898. Lyons had come to Sliver City in. 1872 and was first a partner in a machine shop before going into mining and later established extensive ranch properties on the Gila River at the Gila farm where they lived for many years. After his death Mrs. Lyons moved into Silver City. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Foster; three grandchildren Capt. Lewis Foster, stationed in Japan; Mi Campbell of Gila Hot Springs, Mrs. Jack Hill, Jr., of Silver. Nine great grandchildren survive. Active pallbearers were C. Hill, Jr., D. A. Campbell Villarreal, J. Ryan, and Nelson Gray. Honorary pallbearers were ____

LYONS:  Joshua C. Lyons, 67, a retired dining car waiter, with a long record of service with the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, who had resided in Silver City for the past two years, died last Thursday at his home. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Lyons; two daughters. Mrs. Beatrice Whitfield and Mrs. Teresa Bonds, and two grandchildren, of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, Silver City, and Mrs. Hattie Edmondson, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The body was sent to Chicago by the Cox Mortuary, where burial took place on Wednesday.

LYTLE: Alice Patricia “Pat” Lytle, 60 a Deming resident, passed away Sunday, April 26, at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Baca’s Funeral Chapel in Deming with the Rev. Kevin Phillips pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Lordsburg officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Mrs. Lytle was born Sept. 9, 1937 in Jerome. Ariz. and was raised in Lordsburg. She married her husband, Larry W. Lytle, on June 17. 1955 in Lordsburg, and they lived in Deming for 10 years. She worked in the real estate business and owned Kiva Property Management She is survived by her husband, Larry W. Lytle of Deming; her daughter, Deana Craig, and son-in-law, David Craig, of Denver: her son Larry M. Lytle and daughter-in-law Donna Lytle, of Las Cruces, and her grandchildren who were so special to her; Ryan Lytle, Taylor Lytle, Tara Craig and Stephen Craig. She will be greatly missed. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry W. Lytle, Larry M. Lytle, David Craig, Jack Hood, Ron Gigger, Hal Gigger, Gant George and Ryan Lytle. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming Baca’s.

LYTLE: George A. Lytle, 81, of Silver City died Wednesday morning in the New Mexico Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences. He was born Nov. 25, 1908, in Pearce, Ariz., and had resided in Silver City since 1981, having moved here from Lordsburg. He was a disabled veteran. He served with the United States Army in Europe during World War II. Mr. Lytle was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, third ward of the Silver City stake, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Calling hours are from 2-5 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 in Baca's Heather Funeral Chapel in Lordsburg with Steven Hill presiding. Concluding services will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Louise Lytle of Silver City; three daughters, Maude Allen Beene of San Angelo, Texas, Delberta Elaine Wiltbank of Eagar, Ariz., and Gloria Winslow of Silver City; two brothers, Bill Lytle of Wilcox, Ariz., and Dan Lytle of Springerville, Ariz.; three sisters, Lucy Gigger of Hurley, Lamonne Stein of Tacoma, Wash., and Madge Tipton of Springerville; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, George A. Lytle Jr., in 1981, and a brother, Don Lytle. Casket bearers will be Jeffery Wiltbank, Bob Lyn Wiltbank, Karl Stewart, Charles Winslow, John Joy and Keith Evans. Honorary bearers will be Bob Wiltbank, Pearl Gigger, Bill Lytle and Dan Lytle. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

LYTLE: Louise Viola Lytle, 83. passed away Monday in Tempe, Ariz. She was born Sept. 15, 1913, in Cameron, Texas, and was raised in Texas. She worked as a truck driver, nurse, cook, waitress, jailer and dispatcher. She moved to Arizona when she married George A. Lytle Sr. Mrs. Lytle moved to New Mexico, where she lived in Lordsburg for 20 years. She moved to Silver City, where she lived for 11 years, and then moved to Superior, Ariz., with her children and lived the last four years. She is survived by Gloria Winslow and her husband, Charles, of Superior, Dell Wiltbank and her husband, Bob, of Eager, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Lytle Sr.; her son, George A. "Buddy Lytle Jr.; and her daughter. Maude A. Beene. Services will he held today in Lordsburg at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Viewing will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., followed at 2 by the funeral. Burial will he at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Services will he handled by Superior Funeral Home.

MABRY: Former Gov. Thomas J Mabry of New Mexico, serving two terms in that office. 1947-50, died Dec 23 in San Francisco, where in recent years he had served on a federal mediation board. He was 78 years old. Funeral services and burial took place in Albuquerque. Publisher of a weekly newspaper at Clovis, Mabry was elected to the Constitutional Convention in 1912, being the youngest member of that body. He afterwards served as district attorney of the Second Judicial District, Justice of the Supreme Court and then became governor.