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NAJAR: Monica Fajardo Najar, 67, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in New Mexico on May 4, 1927, the daughter of Valentin Fajardo and Carlotta Jaramillo Fajardo. As a young woman, she attended school in New Mexico and later married Isabel Najar. They made their home in Morenci, Ariz., where he was a 35-year Phelps Dodge employee. The Najar’s moved to Verde Lee, Ariz., where they lived until Mr. Najar's death in 1984. Mrs. Najar then returned home to Bayard to reside near her family. Mrs. Najar was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking for her family and always helped friends in their times of need. She was an active member of the Catholic Church and belonged to the Solomon Beneficio Propio. She leaves behind her daughter, Lisa Tellez of Thatcher, Ariz.; two sons, Raymond and Danny Najar of New Mexico; five sisters, Aurelia Najar, Emma Olivas, Maria Griego and Cecilia Vallejos, all of New Mexico, and Fedelima Barrejas of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Alvaro Fajardo of Aragon; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984 and by a son, Johnny. Funeral services were conducted in Safford, Ariz., at St. Rose of Lima Church. The rosary and prayer vigil were conducted by the Rev. Domenico Pinti at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The St. Rose Spanish Choir and Orchestra provided music for the rosary. The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by the Rev. Domenico Pinti on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 am. The Coro Mensajero, directed by Conchita Salazar, provided music for the Mass. Interment followed in the Safford Union Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Ray Mendoza, Nick Espinoza, Leo Trujillo, Patrick Lopez, Ernest Tellez and Ernest Gutierrez. Honorary bearers were Herman, Danny, Albert, Frank and Raymond Najar, Lowe Vargas, Jimmy Villescas, Richard Fajardo and David Benavidez.
NAKANO: Anita Maluhia O Kalani Rosales Nakano, 14, of Chase, Kan., died Saturday in Wichita, Kan. She was the granddaughter of Anita C. Rosales of Silver City. Ms. Nakano is survived by her father, Gary Nakano, and stepfather, Frank Vasquez, both of Chase; her brothers, Francisco Rosales and Rafael Medina, both of Salina, Kan.; her grandparents, Rufus and Judy Vasquez of Chase; and her great-grandmother, Aurora Sandoval of Clovis. She was born June 14, 1980, in Oahu, Hawaii. She was in the eighth grade at Raymond Junior High School in Raymond, Kan., where she participated in band, volleyball, basketball, track, pep club, vocal music program, soccer and horseback riding. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chase. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The family requests memorials to the Anita Nakano Memorial Fund.

NALTY: Mrs. Mary Nalty, widow of the late Dr, Walter C. Nalty, formerly of Silver City, died Monday in Grand Mound, Iowa, where she had been living for the past year and a half. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice Pack of Alamogordo; one son , Henry Walter Nalty , Silver City, and by four grandchildren. Funeral services and burial took place in Iowa.

NALTY: Dr. Walter Cyril Nalty, former clinical director at Fort Bayard, died of a heart attack at McKnight Sanitarium near San Angelo, Tex., Saturday about noon. He was 53. Dr. Nalty had accepted a position at the sanitarium just a week before his death and his family was to have joined him soon. A native of Paola, Kans., Dr. Nalty was graduated from Creighton University medical school in Omaha and entered private practice at Grand Mound, IA, before joining the veteran’s administration. He served later with the VA for 18 years. Prominent as a lung specialist, Dr. Nalty came here in 1941 as clinical director at Fort Bayard and was retired because of disability in 1947. Since then he had practiced privately in Silver City before going to San Angelo. A veteran, he served in both world wars and was a lieutenant colonel in the medical corps in the last war. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mary Alice; and a son, Walter Henry Nalty, all of Silver City; four brothers, John Nalty, Paola, Richard and Raymond Nalty, Omaha and Joseph Nalty, San Leandro, Calif.; and by four sisters, Miss Mary Nalty, Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Olive Nelson, San Fernando, Calif., Mrs. Bernice Kneipper, Elgin, Ill. and Mrs. Sam Harvitt, Omaha. The body will be taken from San Angelo to Grand Mound where funeral services and burial have been scheduled tentatively for Saturday morning. Joseph Nalty and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Nelson and their daughter, Alice Anne, are in Silver City now and drove to Ground Mound for the services. Other members of the family left Tuesday.

NANEZ: Visitation for Magdalena Costales Nanez, 72, of Silver City will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed the prayer vigil at 5 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Newman Center Parish. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Nanez died Wednesday at her home. Survivors include brother Alfredo Costales of Silver City; sisters, Eva Castillo and Olivia Brito, both of California, and Vicken Costales, Pilar Torres, Esther Costales and Maria Vasquez, all of Silver City; sons, Manuel Nanez and Raul Nanez both of Silver City, Thomas Nanez of California, Ruben Nanez of Las Cruces; daughters Virginia Nanez and Elizabeth Lisa Ortega, both of Silver City; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

NANEZ: Manuel M. Nanez, 59, of Silver City, died Sunday evening following an extended illness. Mr. Nanez was a lifelong resident of Grant County and retired from Chino Mines after 24 years of service. He was very active in the Democratic Party, was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 890 and was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. with rosary service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Francis Newman Center. Concluding services will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate at all services. He is survived by his wife, Magdalena C. Nanez of Silver City; six children, Virginia N. Arellano of Mountain View, Calif., Ruben C. Nanez of Las Cruces, Raul C. Nanez, Manuel C. Nanez, Elizabeth N. Ortega and Thomas A. Nanez, all of Silver City; three brothers, Refugio Nanez of Hurley; Jose Nanez of Central and Gabriel Nanez of Las Mesa, Calif.; one sister, Rosa Herrera of Alamogordo; 8 grandchildren, Norman E. Arellano and Yvette M. Arellano of Mountain View, Calif., Isaac R. Nanez, Melissa N. Nanez, Matthew J. Nanez, Alexis M. Ortega and Crystal L. Ortega, all of Silver City, and Ryan T. Nanez of Las Cruces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Ramona Nanez, and two brothers, Guillermo and Reymundo Nanez. Casket bearers will be Gilbert Costales, Julio A. Silva, Jose Arrellin, Norman E. Arellano, Antonio Udero and Robert Torres. Honorary bearers will be James Robertson, Alfredo Costales, Felix Martinez, David Torres Sr., Arturo Garcia, Antonio Estrada, Ruben Garcia, Frank Estrada, Frank Vasquez, Wally Garcia, Rafael M. Vasquez and Felix Ortega. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NANEZ: Reymundo Montenegro Nanez died Sept. 30 at the Las Cruces Memorial Hospital. Mr. Nanez was 58 and a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mr. Nanez served in active duty during World War II in Germany and during this time he was awarded the Victory Medal and the occupation Medal. Mr. Nanez was also a mining inspector for New Mexico until his resignation. He is survived by Lupe McGhee and his children. Benny Cruz of Arlington, Tex., Mrs. Geanette Torres of South America, Mrs. Lillian Gallindo of Fort Bliss, Tex., Mrs. Connie Aldana, and Miss Becky Nanez both of Tracy, Calif., and Mr. Willie Nanez of Grants: also 4 brothers, Refugio, Jose, Gabriel, and Manuel Nanez: one sister, Rosa Herrera and 7 grandchildren. Rosary was held Monday, Oct.5 at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Chapel and the Mass followed on Tuesday morning, Oct. 6 in Central at the Santa Clara Church. Father Paul officiated both services. Burial followed at the Central Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ruben Galindo; Adrian Aldana; Silvestre Garcia; Bennie McGhee; Solomon Bustamante and Sammy Carrasco. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

NANEZ: Ruth Garcia Nanez, 80, a resident of Central, died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 8, 1915 in Mogollon and had been a lifetime Grant County resident. Mrs. Nanez was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at seven with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ten at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Jose M. Nanez of Central; two sons, Alfred Nanez and his wife, Jane and Pete Nanez and his wife, Terri, all of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Lucille Tafalla, and her husband, Paul of Garland, Texas; four brothers, Henry Garcia of Los Angeles, Lawrence Garcia of Central, Ernest Garcia of Bishop, Calif, and Bill Garcia of Albuquerque; two sisters, Edith Perea of Silver City and Katie Garcia of Central; and nine grandchildren, Christopher Nanez, Paul Anthony Tafalla, David Tafalla, Steve Nanez, Heather Nanez, Rachel Tafalla, Naomi Nanez, Daniel Nanez and Nicholas Nanez. Casket bearers will be Creselio Silva, Carlos Lucero, Bobby Garcia, Mike "Mickey" Garcia, Raul Nanez and Manuel Nanez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NANNA: Mrs. Lola E Nanna, 85, passed away at the Fort Bayard Medical Center Saturday after a long illness. Mrs. Nanna was born Sept 28 1900 of John Evans and Myrtle Bradley Evans in Cloudcroft. She is survived by three sons, L C Bookout of Mimbres, Jesse M Bookout of Broomfield, CO and Kenneth D Bookout of Bayard; two daughters, Lois Neal of CA and Gaylene Moss of Clayton; and two brothers, John I Evans of Alamogordo and Jesse J Evans of Ruidoso downs. She was a member of the Assembly of God church of Alamogordo and Bayard and the senior citizens of Alamogordo. Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton Funeral home of Alamogordo. Visitation will be tonight at 7 p.m. and services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Internment will follow at the Tularosa cemetery. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

NANNA: William J. Nanna, 66, passed away Tuesday at his home in Bayard. He had retired only recently, having been employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. for the past 17 years. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Lola E Nanna; a son, Buddy Nanna, Durango, Colo., Three stepsons, Kenneth Bookout, Silver City; Marlin and Clifton Bookout, Bayard and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lois Neal, Roswell. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Funeral services are pending at the Cox Mortuary awaiting arrival of the son from Colorado.

NARANJO: Edward M. Naranjo, 93, a longtime resident and retired truck driver for----

NARD: Claude Nard, 65, a retired engineer of the Chino mines and a veteran of WW I died this past week at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital. In recent years he had resided in Lordsburg. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Guela Nard of Lordsburg. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Fort Bayard chapel, with burial In the Fort Bayard cemetery, with full military honors. Interment was under direction of the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.

NARVAEZ: Joseph R. (Joe) Narvaez, 51, died Monday morning in an automobile accident. Mr. Narvaez was born in Deming and had been a resident of Silver City for several years. He was a communicant of the Saint Francis Newman Center and was the owner and operator of Copper Hills Datsun in Silver City; was president of the New Car Dealer Association; was a member of the Copper rest Country Club ; was a member of the Silver City Golf Association; was a member of the Western New Mexico University Booster Club: was active in Silver High School activities; was a member of the Bowling Association ; was a member of the Silver City Chamber of commerce; and was a member of the New Mexico Automobile Dealers Association. Mr. Narvaez is survived by his wife, Lilia Narvaez of Silver City; one daughter, Lilia M. Narvaez of Silver City; three sons, Joseph F. Narvaez Jr., Edward B. Narvaez and Robert Narvaez, all of Silver City; one sister, Katherine Sedillo of San Diego, Calif., four brothers, Arthur Narvaez. of Las Cruces, Juvenel Narvaez of Oklahoma City, Okla., Bob Narvaez of Las Cruces and Patrick Narvaez of San Diego. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Narvaez, on April 9, 1979. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30p.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler Funeral home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Vincent’s de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Allingham Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Javier Vasquez, Bob Narvaez, Juvenel Narvaez, Patrick Narvaez, Arthur Narvaez Jr., Andy Padilla, Dwain Bradshaw, Don Gnader, Joe Griswold, Dan Bowman, William S. Martin, Ray Sanchez and Ed Walkey. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Joseph, Robert (Buddy) Fox and Sam Flores. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

NARVAIZ: Alice Saenz Narvaiz passed away Thursday, July 27 at University Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born in Santa Rita on May 23, 1935. She was the eldest daughter of David and Mary Saenz of Bayard. She had two sisters, Estella Alvarez of Hurley and Ruth Teran of Bayard. She married John Narvaiz of Albuquerque in 1958 and moved to Las Vegas, where she resided until her death. She is survived by her husband, John Narvaiz; a son, John David Narvaiz; three daughters, Lysa Clark, Diedra McDonough and Genevive Narvaiz; and two grandsons, Edward and Daniel Clark. She was employed as a secretary for St. James Catholic Church in Las Vegas. The Rev. Michael Blackburn officiated.

NASH: Alvin Erwin Nash, 50, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 1978, at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Nash was a native of Oklahoma, formerly of Moab, Utah, was employed by U.V. Industries Inc. at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Nash of Silver City, a daughter, Miss Yvonne Nash of Moab, Utah, and three sons, Staff Sgt. Alvin E. Nash, III, stationed in Hawaii, Terry Nash and James Nash, both of Moab, Utah, and four grandchildren. Survivors also include his mother, Mrs. Lottie Lovell of St. Paul, Minn., two sisters, Mrs. Alverda Bossell and Mrs. Julianne Schmidt, both of Cottage Grove, Minn., and a brother, Joe Miles of Billings, Mont. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Silver City Elks Lodge conducting services. Interment followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Officers of the Silver City Elks Lodge served as pallbearers.

NASH: George Alfred Nash, 83, died Friday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was a retired iron worker. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NASH: Kenneth R. Nash, 61, a former Silver City resident, died April 12 at his home in Loveland, Colo. He was born March 30, 1934 in Gunnison, Colo., the son of Raymond and Thelma Nash. He married Mary Margaret Merris on May 20, 1954. Mr. Nash worked in maintenance most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Steven Ray Nash and his wife, Nancy of Alamosa, Colo.; two daughters, Stacy Clair Madrid and her husband, Presley of Laredo, Texas, and Kathy Mae Bordewyk and her husband, Dale of Fort Collins, Colo.; his fiancée, Lana Knouse of Loveland; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary M. Nash; and a son, a brother and a sister. A memorial service will be held Monday morning at 10:30 in Allnutt Hunter Chapel of Gateway Baptist Church in Loveland. Memorials may be sent to the March of Dimes in care of Allnutt Hunter Chapel.

NAUGHTEN: The Rev. Gabriel J. Naughten, founder of St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center at Western New Mexico University, died Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. He was 77. He completed his theological studies at Holy Name College and Franciscan Seminary at Catholic University, both in Washington D.C. Naughten volunteered to serve as a Navy chaplain at the start of World War ll. He served as a chaplain for the next 20 years and after retiring from the Navy in 1963, he established the Newman Center. He was pastor of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in El Paso for 18 years, later celebrating weekend Masses at St. Pius X and St. Raphael churches in El Paso. He is survived by his brother, Francis Naughten, and his sisters, Mrs. James O'Hearn, Mrs. Joseph Weldon and Mrs. James Sohngen. Rosary was recited at Our Lady of Assumption Thursday at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 8:30 this morning in the same church. Services were conducted by Bishop Reymundo Pena of the Diocese of El Paso. The bishop will accompany the body to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. for interment.

NAVA: Funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lordsburg last Thursday for Mrs. Petra B. Nava, native of Georgetown, who died at a local hospital March 25. Mrs. Nava was born at Georgetown April 29, 1887. Burial was made in the Shakespeare Cemetery.

NAVARRETE: Juan Navarrete, 57, formerly of Silver City, died Sunday, May 23, in West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Olga, of l the home, and three sons, Juan Jose, Daniel and J Michael, all of West Virginia. Also surviving arc his mother and father, Ignacia and Jose Maria Navarrete of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Ofelia Craft and Eva Shelton, both of El Paso; and two brothers, Henry Navarrete of El Paso and Ernest Navarrete of Phoenix.

NEVAREZ: Jose 0. Nevarez, 76, died at Hillcrest Hospital Friday, May 6, following an extended illness. Mr. Nevarez was born in Tepehuanes, Mexico an4 had been living in Giant County for the past 45 years. He was retired from Asarco Mining following 25 years of employment with them. Mr. Nevarez is survived by his wife, Mrs. Concha 1. Nevarez of Bayard, six sons, Mike of Los Angeles, Calif., Pete of San Jose, Calif., Jose and Rodrigo, both of Bayard, Ralph of Sacramento, Calif. and Ernest of Pico Rivero, CA; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Survivors also include Mrs. Maria Rico of Pecos, N.M., Mrs. Precentacion Rios of Bayard, Mrs. Jesusita Urbelz of La Puente, Calif. Mrs. Concha Chairez and Mrs. Carmen Verdugo, both of Lordsburg and one brother, Manuel Nevarez of Santa Rita. Rosary services were recited Monday, May 9 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass being said Tuesday, May 10, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Internment followed In the Shakespeare cemetery in Lordsburg. Serving as pallbearers were Lab Flores, Jose Manuel Rios, Carlos Dominguez, Arturo Teran, Valente Verdugo and Octavio Verdugo.

NAYLOR: George William Naylor, 70, of Silver City died Wednesday night at his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1924 in Wasco, Calif. and had been a Grant County resident for the past four years. Mr. Naylor retired from General Foods as a machine mechanic. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Corps as a second lieutenant and was co-pilot on B-17 aircraft. Locally, Mr. Naylor was a member of the Widowed Persons Service. Cremation will take place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and as per his request, no services are planned. Survivors include a brother, Donald Clarence Naylor of Modesto, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Vienna Jean Naylor in 1986. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NEAL: Andrew Jackson Neal, who came here in 1922 and was employed by the Kennecott Copper corp., died Wednesday evening at the Santa Rita hospital. He was 61 years old. He had resided in Grant County 21 years and at the time of his death made his home at Bayard. He is survived b y his wife, Lola Neal; four sons, C, .W: Neal, with the air corps In San Francisco; J. M. Neal of Bayard, A. J. Neal, Jr. of Tucson, and T. D Neal of Hackensack, N J: three stepsons, C. L, Bookout and Jim Bookout of Bayard and K. D. Bookout of Fort Bliss: a daughter, Miss Louis Neil of San Francisco; and six grandchu1dren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. J. D. Stewart of the Bayard Baptist church officiating. Interment will be In the Silver City cemetery. Active pallbearers will be J P Ford, Charles Smith, H P Spangler, S E Bryon, John Roberts and Tex Harps. Honorary pallbearers will be F D Phayer, V W Bruce, Fred Norton, Don Smith, Fay D Henry, C W Shinn, and Ed Ritz.

NEAL: Funeral services for Andrew Jackson Neal, who died Wed., Nov. 29 at the Santa Rita Hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Rev. D.J. Stewart, pastor of the Bayard Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in the Silver City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were J.P. Ford, Charles Smith, H.P. Spangler, S.E. Bryan, John Roberts, and Tex Harps. Honorary pallbearers were F.D. Thayer, V.W. Bruce, Fred Norton, Don Smith, Fay D. Henry, C.W. Shinn and Ed Ritz. The deceased was 61 years of age at the time of death. He came to Santa Rita in 1922 and accepted a position with the Kennecott Copper Corp., remaining a continuous resident of Grant County for 21 years. Prior to his death he made his home in Bayard. He is survived by his wife, Lola Neal; four sons, C.W. Neal with the Air Corps in San Francisco, J.M. Neal of Bayard, A.J. Neal, Jr. of Tucson, and T.D. Neal of Hackensack, N.J.; three stepsons, C.L. Bookout and Jim Bookout of Bayard, and K.D. Bookout of Fort Bliss; a daughter, Miss Lois Neal of San Francisco; and six grandchildren.

NEAL: Andrew Jackson Neal, longtime resident of Hatch, died Sunday in Las Cruces after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Juanita of, Hatch; four sons, Meredith and his wife Bobbie Jean of Silver City, Clark and his wife Betty Sue of Hatch, Larry and his wife Gay of Hatch and Ernest of Dallas, Texas; and four daughters, Lequita Boone and her husband Eddie of Alpine, Ariz., Jackie Sides and her husband Gary of Victoria, Texas, Frances Bertram and her husband Howard of El Paso, Texas, and Clarieta Neal of Las Cruces; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren Services were held today in the First Baptist Church in Hatch.
NEAL: Final rites for Mrs. Annie R. Neal, 76, who succumbed at her Silver City residence, Friday, Feb. 5, were held Monday at Cox Mortuary chapel. Interment was held at Pinos Altos cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of the community for the past 26 years. Survivors include a son, Tracy Neal, Silver City; a daughter, Gladys Parks, Sandwich, Ill., one brother and three sisters.

NEAL: Marcellus W. Neal, well known Albuquerque hotel manager and at one time served as manager of the Murray Hotel, died recently after a brief illness. He had many friends in Silver City. Neal served in World War II with the 18th Airborne Corps as chief clerk to Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway, He was a member of the VFW the Kiwanis International Club and the Trinity Methodist Church. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Waunita Neal of Albuquerque; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Neal, and a sister, Mrs. Eldamae Akridge, of Temple, Tex.

NEAL: Mary B. Neal, 82, a six-year resident of Lordsburg, passed away Thursday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. Mrs. Neal was born Sept 23, 1910, in Paris, Ill. She lived in Central for 32 years before moving to Lordsburg, where she resided for the past six years. She is survived by two sons, Frank Neal of Peoria, Ariz., and Tracy Keith Neal Jr. of Benson, Ariz.; a daughter, Shirley Ilene Hawthorne of Cranbury, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in Pinos Altos Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Bellows officiating. Curtis Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NEAL: Meredith L. Neal, 65, a longtime Silver City resident, entered eternal rest Tuesday at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque. Calling hours were from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The funeral service will be held this afternoon at 3 at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Robert Bellows, assisted by the Rev. David Goble, will officiate. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. He was born Sept. 6, 1928 in Lawton, Okla. Mr. Neal was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Korean War. He was a Silver City resident since 1954, having previously lived in Hatch. He married Bobbie J. Ball on July 3, 1956, in Silver City. His life centered around music as he led the Meredith Neal and Bootheel Boys band for 30 years. Mr. Neal had worked for Phelps Dodge and was a member of the White Signal Community Center. For the last several years, he was the office manager of Neal Real Estate. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Ball Neal of the home; a son, Lyn Neal of White Signal; a daughter, Kim Neal Allen, and her husband, Steve, of Deming; his mother, Juanita Neal of Modesto, Calif., and formerly of Hatch; three brothers, Ernest Neal of El Paso, Texas, Clark Neal of Hatch, and Larry Neal of Benjamin, Texas; four sisters, Laquita Boone and her husband, Eddie of Silver City, Frances Betram of Hatch, Jackie Sides and her husband, Gary of Victoria, Texas, and Clarita Neal of Modesto; three grandchildren, Justin, Lacey and Aubri Lynn Allen of Deming; his mother-in-law, Bessie Violet Ball of Silver City; and a sister-in-law, Dona Irwin, and her husband, Bert, of Deming. Casket bearers will be Dexter Holloway, Ivan Goodner, Montie Rooks, Russell Sturgell, Jimmy Ybarra and Ben Lewis. Honorary bearers will be his friends and family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NEAL-BERGLUND: Norma Joan Neal-Berglund, 59, a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Wednesday. She was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Plainfield, N.J. She was director of admissions and records at Cochise College Douglas, Ariz., and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. Mrs. Neal-Berglund was appointed lay Eucharistic minister, and was captain of the New Mexico State Defense Force. She was a member of the Association of Academic Affairs Administrators, and was a scuba diver. The funeral rite will be held Saturday morning at 10 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The committal service will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. The Rev. Jim Wilson will officiate. Survivors include her mother, Ester Robinson of Silver City; her husband, Richard Berglund of Silver City; two sons, Randall Neal of Lincoln City, Ore., and Edric Neal of Phoenix; and one granddaughter, Brittany Neal of Lincoln City. Casket bearers will be Dick Seals, Bill Malin, Al Milligan, Librado Maldonado, Danny Vasquez and Tony Vallach. Honorary bearers will be Walter Patton, Patricia Mueller, Christopher Eng, Fred Neiss, Charles LeClair and Beth Roberts. Memorials may be directed to the Dr. Norma Neal Memorial Fund, Business Office, Cochise College, Route l, Box 100, Douglas, Ariz. 85607. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NEBLETT: Mrs. Leona Walton Neblett, who was born and reared in Silver City, died the past week at her home in Los Angeles, where she had resided for many years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walton. Mrs. Neblett was a talented violinist and presented concerts in Silver City and New Mexico before going to Los Angeles where she continued her concert appearances and also was a violin teacher. She was the sister of Eda Lou Walton, a former member of the faculty of New York University, and William B. Walton, Jr., residing in San Francisco. Funeral services and burial took place in Los Angeles.

NEELEY: Donald Terrell Neeley, 39, of Hesperia, Calif., son of James and Kathleen Neeley of Silver City, passed away Monday from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was a dry-waller. Survivors are his parents, James and Kathleen Neeley of Silver City; one brother, Jimmy Neeley of Ruidoso; five aunts, Ann Morgan of Colorado City, Texas, Pauline Williams and Lillian Cox, both of Reserve, Faye Wofford of Conway, Ark., and Mary Dell Phillips of Pine Bluff, Ark., and two uncles, Bob Neeley of Stephen, Ark., and Earl Terrell of Texarkana, Ark. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with Mansel Mortensen officiating. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

NEELY: Mrs. Bryan Neely, sister-in-law of Mrs. O. M. Linn, passed away at her home in Phoenix on Friday, March 15, following a heart attack. Mrs. Neely had suffered several previous attacks. She frequently visited in Silver City and has many friends here. Mrs. Linn was in El Paso when informed of Mrs. Neely's death and went on to Phoenix with her brother, Claude Neely of Jal, and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Duncan of Roscoe, Tex. Another sister of Mrs. Neely’s, Mrs. Guy McBurnett of Dalhart, Tex. flew to phoenix. Funeral services were held in Phoenix Tuesday morning. Mrs. Linn returned to El Paso Wednesday with her brother and Mrs. Duncan who were en route to their homes and will come on to Silver City today.

NEFF: Charles Edward Neff, 67, died Saturday in Glenwood. Neff was born in Hooker, Oklahoma and returned to Glenwood from Amarillo to retire in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Dorothea of Glenwood, a son, Pat of Mullins, Nebraska, a sister, Lona Graham of Boise City, Oklahoma and three grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Leonard Molone officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Pat Neff, Jerry Molone, Arthur Molone and Dale Molone.

NEFFE: Miss Lillian Neffe, 86, born in Silver City and one of the first employee’s of the Mountain States Telephone Company, passed away Sunday at a local clinic, She was widely known in the community and had innumerable friends, During her many years with the Telephone Company she was most efficient in her duties and served with unfailing courtesy. Miss Neff was a member of one of Silver City’s prominent pioneer families. Her father was M. W. Neffe, who died many years ago. He owned and operated one of the first hardware and mine supply firms which had a profitable business with mining companies in Grant County be’ fore the creation of Luna and Hidalgo Counties and also served mining companies in the boom days of Mogollon. The Neffe family was active in the progress and the social life of Silver City. Survivors are a brother, Jim Neffe of San Francisco; two nephews, Dennis Jackson of Phoenix and Marion Neffe of San Francisco; two nieces, Mrs. Isabel Williams of Ontario, Calif., and Mrs. Margie Mc Cutchen of Maxwell. Calif.; two great-nieces, Mrs. Walker Atwell of Chula Vista, Calif., and Mrs. L E. Patterson of Silver City and a great- nephew, Edwin Gusoskey of Silver City. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Walter Wilson, Howard Mann, Carroll Mann, Fred Mrotzek, Ernst Wischmann, Leo Littlefield.

NEGUAL: Juan Negual, 75, resident of 520 South Silver died at his home Feb. 18. He was born in Key West, Fla. and was retired from the New York Transit Authority in Brooklyn, NY prior to moving to Deming in August of 1973. He was a member of the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Joe Prieto presided and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Carmen Negual of Deming; three daughters, Xiomara Negual of Brooklyn, NY, Grace Negual of Deming and Martha Carter of Alamogordo; one brother, Agustin Negual of Brooklyn, NY; four sisters, Eulalia Serna, Rogelia Diaz, Vestina Teague and Lucerna Martinez, all of NY. Pallbearers were Colonius Newton, Henry Perez, Charles Chadborn, Stan Edwards, Keith Edwards and Don Chabra. Arrangements by the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.

NEILS: Pilot Robert L. Neils, 46, plywood production manager of J. Neils Lumber Co., Libby, Mont., died in the crash of his twin-engine Cessna last Thursday five miles east of Alma near U. S. 180. Federal Aviation Agency investigators went through the wreckage to determine the cause. State Policeman A. L. Mitchell said the victim's wife was first believed also killed but later was found to have not been in the airplane when it crashed. Mitchell said the crash was witnessed by a mine owner, Carter Grover, from another mountain rim about three miles away. The officer said Neils and his wife had flown to Alma because of a business transaction concerning the Bearup silver mine. By prearrangement they were to fly low over the mine and then land at Glenwood, five miles to the south, where someone from the mine was to pick them up. They flew over the mine and landed. After about 30 minutes no one had shown up so Neils decided to go back and flyover the mine again. Mrs. Neils, who said she disliked flying at low altitudes stayed at the Glenwood air strip. Neils flew over the mine twice and on a third pass apparently was caught in a downdraft. He was killed instantly in the crash and the plane was shattered. The body was brought to the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City and sent to Montana for funeral services and burial.

NELSON: Mrs. Alpha Nelson, 71, who had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Eva McAnulty, died Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. She had been in ill health for an extended time. A native of the Mimbres, Mrs. Nelson was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Entzminger. She received her education at the Normal School here, now Western New Mexico University and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held the Curtis Mortuary chapel Monday, the Rev. Samuel Thompson conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors other than Mrs. McAnulty include an uncle, Ben Entzminger of Dayton, Ohio an aunt, Mrs. M. D. Anderson, of Puyallup, WI; and two cousins, Dr. Lyndol Entzminger of Houston, TX, and Joe Entzminger of Bay City, Tex.

NELSON: Anna Marjorie Nelson, 67, died Tuesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, and grew up in Virden. She had been a resident of Grant County for the last 9 years and was a housewife. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2:30-3p.m. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. New Mexico time, and 2 p.m. Arizona time, at the Stake Center in Duncan, Ariz., with Bishop Charles Clouse officiating. Interment will follow in the Virden Cemetery. Survivors are her mother, Lovica Jean Gruwell of Virden; two sons, Aerol Card Gruwell of Scenic, S.D., and Jim Gruwell of Silver City; two daughters, Janice G. Clark of Cliff and Sharon G. Hjorth of Oracle, AZ; one brother, Donald Nelson of Virden; and nine grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Aerol Gruwell, Jim Gruwell, Alan Hjorth, Larry Clark, Clay Clark and Donald Nelson. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NELSON: Don Nelson, 80, of Farmington, passed away Sunday. He was born Feb. 2, 1908, at Lewiston, Idaho. A graveside service will be held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Survivors are his wife Ruth Nelson of Farmington, a daughter, Willa Jean Tow and her husband, Gary, of Silver City; a granddaughter, Kather Wimmer of El Paso, Texas; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marvel Lockridge of Lewiston and Fern Cleveland of Spokane, Wash.; and a brother, Kenneth Nelson, of Fresno, Calif. Arrangements are with Cope Funeral Chapel of Farmington.

NELSON: Erwin E. "Sam" Nelson, 80, of Silver City passed away Friday, April 2, at his residence. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. The family will have private memorial services. He was born July 29, 1918, in Tyler, Minn., the son of Sam Nelson and Martha Kronke Nelson. Mr. Nelson married Mildred Jensen on May 21, 1947, in Tyler. She preceded him in death. Mr. Nelson is survived by a daughter, Linda Egge, and her husband, Bill, of Silver City; a son, Art Nelson of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; one sister, Doris Sanders of Ostrander, Minn.; and four grandchildren, Emily Egge, Rose Egge and Chloe Egge of Silver City, and Ana Egge of Austin, Texas. Mr. Nelson worked as a carpenter and retired from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in Santa Ynez, Calif. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NELSON: Grant H. Nelson, 62, a longtime resident of New Mexico, died Thursday in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn M. Nelson; a daughter, Kristie Clevenger; his sons, Kirk Nelson, Kim Nelson, David Nelson and Joel Nelson; 11 grandchildren; three-great-grandchildren; a, bother, Don Nelson; and a sister. Margaret Stoor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Marvel Nelson; a sister, Beverly Hunsaker; and his children, Quinn and Mary Lou Nelson. Mr. Nelson was born July 28, 1934, in Alexander, Idaho. He received his degree in nursing from Rick’s College in Rexburg, Idaho. He also attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and the University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Nelson moved with his family to New Mexico in 1964. He lived and worked in several communities, including Las Cruces, Silver City, Belen, Espanola and Clovis. He was hospital administrator in Silver City, Belen, Espanola and Clovis. He was instrumental in the planning and building of Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City and the James W. Carmack Urgent Care Center at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mr. Nelson and his wife, Marilyn, raised purebred Santa Gertrudis cattle for several years and continued to do so after his retirement from Plains Regional Medical Center in November 1995. He was a member of the Mimbres Masonic Lodge, and the Rocky Mountain Santa Gertrudis Association. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be C.L. Hunter, Roland Sanchez, Kirk Nelson, Kim Nelson, David Nelson and Joel Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel D. Dye, Ray Drummond, Don Guher, Al Chavez, J--- Veck, Eugene Thompson, John Woodsy, Phil Todd, Robert Garcia, Johnny Montoya, Bill Adams, Adolfo Sanchez, Roland Sanchez Jr., Florian Sanchez and Emilio Sanchez. In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions made to Make a Wish Foundation of New Mexico. French mortuary was in charge of services.

NELSON: Harry Bennett Nelson, 71, a resident of Grant County since 1957, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Nelson was born June 27, 1918, in Safford, Ariz., to Arthur and Clara Morris Nelson. He was a cowboy since the age of 15 and as a boy he farmed with his family in Safford. He was employed by Pacific Western Land and Cattle Co. as ranch superintendent for 33 years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, Gila Ward. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila. Interment will follow in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery with Rolland Rice presiding. Survivors are his wife, Maxine Nelson of Gila; two sons, Ronald Kent Nelson of Las Cruces and William Bennett Nelson of Gila; two daughters, Shirley Jean Emfinger of Midland, Texas, and Lori Louise Norris of Cliff; two brothers, Gerald Ned Nelson and Calvin Nelson, both of Phoenix; two sisters, Pauline Winsor and Annie Winsor, both of Safford; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Casket bearers will be Troy and Ryan Nelson, Buddy Johnson, Ron Blackwell, Hank Hayes and Paul Johns. Honorary bearers will be Smokie Sullivan, Bill Key, Virgil Bishop, George Lee, Bill McMillen, Laverne Hawkins, Youngblood, Dink Chappel, Tom Jones and all his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NELSON: Helen Frances Bordon Mayo Nelson, 99, of Silver City died Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1896 in Lithuania, Russia and had been a Grant County resident since 1981, having moved from Nevada. She was a homemaker and in the past had been employed as a housekeeper by several Hollywood movie stars. Locally, she was a member of the Town and Country Garden Club. Memorial services will be held Sunday during the 10:30 Mass at the St. Francis Newman Center. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include a son, Edward Ross Mayo of Orlando, FL; three daughters, Josephine Meassick of Ohio, Helen Jean Mayo Laase of Silver City and Dolores Remondini of Maryland; and six grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City.

NELSON: Funeral services for Dr Lloyd A. Nelson, 69 of 6OO Gregory Way, were held Thursday in the -----

NELSON: Margaret H. Nelson, 85. of Fort Bayard died Thursday April 22, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born March 15, 1914, in Findlay, Ohio, and had been a Grant County resident for the past 11 years. Mrs. Nelson was a bookkeeper, and formerly owned a photo studio and gift shop. Cremation has taken place; internment will take place in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Jean N. Cole of the Mimbres; two sisters, Maxine Kelsey of Columbus, Ohio, and Norma Dipert of Findlay; two grandchildren, Nelson Barger of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ann St. Amand of St. Joseph, Mich.; and four great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NELSON: Marilyn M. Nelson, 65, a longtime resident of New Mexico, died Tues- day, Dec. 2, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. She lived in several communities around the state, including Silver City, Las Cruces, Belen, Espanola and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant H. Nelson, who was a hospital administrator in Silver City, Belen, Espanola and Clovis. She was a registered nurse and worked in several capacities, including clinical nursing instructor, physician office nurse, and operating room nurse. She is survived by her sons, David of Maple Grove, Minn., Kirk of Silver City, Kim of Boise, Idaho, and Joel of Kennewick, Wash.; a daughter, Kristie Clevenger of Idaho Falls, Idaho, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. There will be a family viewing at 7 p.m. Thursday at French Mortuary, Albuquerque. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Santa Fe National Cemetery with Deacon Bob Lewis officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of New Mexico.

NEUDECKER: Carl Ervin Neudecker, 55, entered life eternal in Catron County. A resident of Arenas Valley, he was president of Las Cruces Oil Company Inc., co-owner of Buttermilk's Shamrock Station in Bayard, co-owner of Southwest Copper Shopper, a driver for Neudecker Trucking, and a member of Silver City Lodge No. 413 of the Elks. He was an active member of the Bayard United Methodist Church, and a veteran of the United States Navy. Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Ray Keene officiating. Committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Nancy Neudecker; sons, Daniel Valentine, and daughter-in-law, Linda, of Arenas Valley, and Donald Carl Neudecker, and daughter-in-law, Glenna, of Phoenix; daughters, Dianna Neudecker Alexander, and son-in-law, James, of Goldsboro, N.C., Deann Neudecker Furbee, and son-in-law, Robert, of Arenas Valley, and Robin Neudecker Sinks, and son-in-law, Tim, of Phoenix; brothers, Earl Neudecker, and sister-in-law, Idella, of Arenas Valley, and Randall Neudecker of Liberal, Kan.; a sister, Deloris Underhill, and brother-in-law, Dean, of Ulysses, Kan.; and his mother, Melba Neudecker of Liberal. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Amanda, Karen and James Valentine, J.C. and Katie Alexander, Jim, Daniel and Nicole Blancarte, Tabitha and Andy Neudecker, Leif Furbee, and Kendall and Kyle Sinks. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Neudecker was a foster parent for 20 years to more then 100 children of various ages. Pallbearers will be D.J. Mead, Mike Bruessel, John Alexander, Jack McCants, Harold Goodyear and Kenneth Poor. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends. Memorials may be directed to the Bayard United Methodist Church. Entrusted to the care and direction of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NEUDECKER: Elvin Wallace Neudecker 68, passed away Monday, March 14 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Neudecker was a native of Baden, Illinois, and had resided in Silver City for the past 7 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Melba Neudecker of Bayard, one daughter, Mrs. Delores Brown of Portales, three sons, Carl Neudecker, Earl Neudecker and Randell Neudecker, all of Silver City, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Irma Bruckner of Belleville, Ill. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, at the Bayard United Methodist Church with Rev. Edmund Frankie officiating. Internment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Darwin Baker, Robert C. Guy, Ray Holguin, Bill King, Glenn Langham and Jack Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Bruckner, Larry Bolton, Bill Deaton, Chick Davis Orville Steiner and Raymond Wernle.

NEUDECKER: Melba H. Neudecker, 83, entered life eternal Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. She was born July 12, 1914, in rural Highland, Ill., to the late Herman and Ainanda Steiner. She was a homemaker. She was a Liberal resident for 12 years, having gone there from Silver City, where she lived for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Liberal. On July 6, 1936, she married Elvin Neudecker in Highland. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Kelly Nuckles, on Sept. 5, 1955; her son; Carl Neudecker, on Sept. 9, 1992; and a brother, Orville Steiner, in Highland. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be truly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral liturgy was to be held at the United Methodist Church in Liberal at 11 this morning. A graveside service will take place Saturday afternoon at 1 at Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Jesse Liles presiding. Mrs. Neudecker is survived by her two daughters Debris Underhill and her husband, De of Ulysses, Kan, and Wendy Neudecker of Liberal; two sons, Earl Neudecker and his wife, Idella, of Silver City, and Randall Neudecker of Liberal; a sister, Laurine Wernle of Highland and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Neudecker-Bruessel, and husband, Mike, of Silver City. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Danny Valentine, Daniel Benitez, Donald and Jason Neudecker, Jimmy Valentine and Phil Neil. Honorary pallbearers are her many relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

NEVAREZ: Eduviges Carrizozo Nevarez, 87, died Saturday in her home in Santa Rita. She was born March 9, 1902 in El Tigre, Sonora, Mexico and had been a resident of this area since 1940. Mrs. Nevarez was a homemaker and was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hanover. Calling hours will be today from 1-5 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary service will be at 7 this evening in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10, also in Our Lady of Fatima. Interment will be in the Shakespeare Cemetery of Lordsburg with the Rev. Melchior Dano officiating. Survivors are her two sons, Pete Quevedo of Bayard and Emilio Quevedo of Oxnard, Calif.; three daughters, Elvira Quevedo of Lordsburg, Mercedes Quevedo of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Anita Gomez of Santa Rita; 28 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren;14 great-great-grand children; three nieces; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel in 1981; by a son, Manuel Quevedo in 1951; by a daughter, Angelita Ortiz in 1962; and by a grandson, Angel Quevedo in 1971. Casket bearers will be Frank, Plutarco, Nicolas and Manuel Pedraza, Rudy Alvarado and Danny Ortiz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NEVILLE: Funeral services for Teri Neville, 32, of Hurley will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Duncan, Ariz.

NEVINS: Michael D. Nevins, 29, a longtime Silver City resident, entered eternal rest Thursday. He was born April 29, 1961, in Morenci, Ariz., to Donald and Winifred Nevins, and had resided in the Silver City area since 1967. Mr. Nevins attended the Silver Schools and graduated in 1979. He also attended New Mexico State University, graduating with a degree in chemical engineering. At the time of his death, Mr. Nevins was employed as a computer programmer for the Phelps Dodge Tyrone Branch. Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Jesse Liles conducting the service. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Winifred Nevins of Tyrone; two sisters, Cindy Nelson and her husband, David, of Montgomery, Ill., and Robin Short and her husband, Mike, of Tyrone; and four nephews, Erik and Jared Nelson of Montgomery, and Justin and Jeff Short of Tyrone. He is also survived by his grandmother, Margaret Smith of Clinton, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the music department, in care of Michele Woodard, Silver Consolidated Schools. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NEWBURY: Oscar Lee Newbury, 73, a resident of Silver City since 1979, died Friday morning in Tyrone. He was born March 19, 1915, in Gleeson, Ariz. Mr. Newbury served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired in Nogales, Ariz. in 1959 from the U.S. Custom Service. After his retirement he managed the Park Mediterranean Towne House Condominiums in Phoenix, Ariz. until 1979 when he moved to Silver City. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge in Bisbee, Ariz. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in family plot of the Nogales City Cemetery with Masonic services and veteran’s honors accorded by organizations in Nogales. He is survived by his daughter Susie "Stephanie" Gerdes, and her husband Ron from Morenci, Ariz., both formerly of Silver City; one sister, Verna Manterach of Tucson Ariz.; one daughter-in-law , Linda Newbury of Playas; and three grandchildren, Leeann Newbury of Playas and Ronnie and Stephanie Gerdes of Morenci, both formerly of Silver City. He was preceded in death by the wife, Stephanie; by a son Walter Lee Newbury; and his parents, Porter W. Newbury and Mary Y. Newbury. Memorial donations may be made to favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NEWBY: Carolyn May Newby, 48, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov 8, 1947, in Rifle Co, the daughter of Earl and Dorothy McGruder. She moved to Lordsburg from Greeley, Co, three months ago. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Turrentine of Lordsburg; her sons, Jason Newby of Greeley and Justin Newby of Denver; two brothers, Robert McGruder of Rifle and Clayton McGruder of Steamboat Springs Co; two sisters Karen McNeal of Craig, CO and Donna Casey of Rifle; and two grandchildren, Kyli and Mason Newby. Services are pending in Rifle later this week. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

NEWBY: Darling C. Newby, 55, of Cliff passed away Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 12, 1936, in Alamogordo, to James and Nina Eanes George. Mrs. Newby was a police officer with the Alamogordo Police Department. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and taking care of animals. She is survived by two sons, Jeff Watson of Gila and Ray Skaggs of Cliff; three daughters, Jo Ann Watson and Darlene Allsup, both of Gila, and Tommie Aguirre of Silver City; six sisters, Wanda McDaniels, Terry Hill, Josie Gowen, Norene Flowers, Sue Del Curto and Jackie Burgess, all of New Mexico; and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Nina George, who passed away in 1975. Memorial services will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. The Rev. Max Kelly will officiate. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, Silver City.

NEWCOMB: Clarence Newcomb, linotype operator at the Enterprise, was called to El Paso the first of the week by the death of his brother, Raymond D. Newcomb, last Saturday. He had been a resident of El Paso for the past eight years and was a fireman for the Texas and Pacific railroad. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. Millie Marshall, El Paso; and two sisters, Mrs. Vernon Cox, Torrance, Calif. and Mrs. Jack Frost, El Paso. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Harding and Orr Funeral Home.

NEWELL: Officer David V. Newell Sr., 47, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born May 15, 1948 to Henry and Elena (Varela) Newell in Lordsburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served two stretches in Vietnam. In 1975 he joined the Lordsburg Police Department and devoted the rest of his life to serving and protecting the community as a patrol officer. Police work was his life and the sirens were his music, but to his children he was a loving father. He is survived by a son, David V. Newell Jr. of Albuquerque; six daughters, Donna Newell and her husband, Michael Trujillo of Albuquerque, Denise Newell and her husband, Cesar Valenzuela, also of Albuquerque, Deborah Newell of Lordsburg, Desiree Newell of Albuquerque, and Zarriah Odom and Jessica Odom, both of Lordsburg; his father, Henry Newell Sr. of Lordsburg; his mother, Elena Altamirano of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren, Michael Trujillo Jr., Ohnisha L. Trujillo, Dolorlee Valencia and Cezar Valencia Jr., all of Albuquerque. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel with W.L. Sanders officiating. Committal services were to take place today at 2 p.m. at Shakespeare cemetery with military honors accorded by the New Mexico National Guard. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

NEWELL: Mrs. LaVonne R. Newell, 53, died here Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Newell had been a resident of Bayard for the past 23 years. She is survived by her husband, Oliver S., of Bayard; one daughter, Mrs. Gayle Ruth Lupton, Portland Ore., a son, David 0. Hermosa Beach. Calif.: and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Newell was a member of the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, the Santa Anna’s Guild of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Evergreen Garden Club and the auxiliary of A. M. I.E. Funeral services were held in the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd Saturday at 4 p.m., with the Rev. C. M. Henderson officiating. Cremation and burial services in San Antonio, Texas followed the services. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Church of The Good Shepherd. Casket bearers were: David 0. Newell, Alfred J. Hlauatsch, Alfred G. Hlauatsch, Robert F. Bonner, Max J. Breitenbach and C. P. Glover.

Newell: Lionor Acosta Newell, 89, a Lordsburg resident, died Friday at her residence-----

NEWELL: Mrs. Lora Newell, 91, pioneer resident of Silver City, passed away last Friday in a rest home in Los Angeles where she had lived in recent years. During more than 50 years of residence in Silver City, Mrs. Newell for many years operated the early-day Broadway Hotel, located on the present site of the Murray Hotel. When the Broadway hotel closed some years ago, Mrs. Newell opened a large dinning room at her home on North Texas Street, which for many years was weekly luncheon headquarters for the Rotary and Lions Club and other organizations. She also catered to civic banquets and parties and was well known for her fine cuisine. Mrs. Newell was a widow of Link Newell who died in 1909. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Rees F. Herndon, Sr. of Las Angeles. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, Rev. C.M. Henderson, of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, conducting the rites. The Silver City Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star held ritualistic committal, followed by interment in the Silver City cemetery. Affectionately regarded as the mother of Rotarians, members of this Service Club were pallbearers, namely, Vernon Glenn, Earl Michaelson, Clyde E. Ely, Frank Parrish, Frank Light and Ira L. Wright.

NEWELL: Manuel Acosta Newell Sr., 73, a resident of Bowie, Ariz., and former resident of Lordsburg, died Sunday in Tucson, Ariz. The prayer vigil (rosary) will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and the funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lordsburg. A complete obituary will be published Wednesday. Family members selected Curtis Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

NEWELL: Ramon Antonio Newell, 52 a 30-year resident of Tucson. Ariz., passed away Sunday. He was born Dec. 28, 1943, in Lordsburg. Mr. Newell retired from the University of Arizona as a landscaper. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Michael) Perez and Angie (David) Elenes; his sons, Ramon Antonio, Randy (Corina) and Andy Newell; and his grandchildren, Michael James, Amanda, Nathan, Fabian and Ramona. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Church in Lordsburg. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's. Internment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright/ Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

NEWKIRK: Paul A: Newkirk, for many years employed at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital, died Sunday at the hospital, following a sudden attack of illness. Mr. Newkirk came to Silver City in 1922 for his health and the following year took up work as a clerk in the receiving office at the Veteran hospital, and later worked in the supply department. He was retired in 1936. The deceased was born July 9 1899, at Camden, N. J. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Newkirk, employed at Fort Bayard; two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Edwards, El Paso and Miss Helen Newkirk, Philadelphia, and a brother, John L. Newkirk, New York City. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary, followed by funeral services Wednesday morning at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic church, conducted by the Rev. Fr. William E. Guinevan, post chaplain at Fort Bayard. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were Alva C. Toney, Harry Aithaus; John Dzurek, Frank Carmella, Frank Torpey, Thomas Foy, Jr.

NEWMAN: Barbara J. Newman, 62, of Deming died Tuesday at the Silver City Care Center. A memorial service will be held later at Fort Logan, Colo. She was cremated under direction of Baca's Funeral Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Donald Newman of Deming; a son Joe Newman of Arkansas; two daughters, Margaret Ann McKinsey of Denver, CO and Elisabeth Newman of New York; a sister Patricia of Aurora, Colo.; and seven children.

NEWMAN: Carl L. Newman, 56, Salt Lake City, Utah, suffered a heart attack at Fierro and was pronounced dead on arrival at Hillcrest General Hospital Monday. The deceased had been in this area for the four months, working for the Boyles Brothers Drilling Co. at Fierro. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Viola Newman, of Salt Lake City; two sons, Gerald Webb Newman of the Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., and Leonard Newman who had been here working with his father; one daughter, Mrs. Carol Hall of Salt Lake City; three grandchildren; three brothers and a sister. The Curtis Mortuary transported the remains by plane to Salt Lake City where funeral services will be held, followed by burial.

NEWMAN: Fred Newman, 88, passed away Sunday, September 16, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Newman was born in Oakland Illinois and had resided in New Mexico for 70 years where he was employed by Kennecott Copper Co. as a purchasing agent, was a Justice of the Peace in Hurley for 15 years and after moving to Silver City in 1936 he entered business as a mine supplier. Mr. Newman was a great lover of the outdoors and mountains, and loved hunting and fishing. At the time Pancho Villa raided Columbus, New Mexico, he was called with Teddy Roosevelt's men to defend our country. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City, recently received his 50 year pin in the Masonic Lodge and was a member of the American Legion having served in France in World War One. Mr. Newman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Madge Waggoner Newman of Silver City, three daughters, Betty Jo Starns, Blanche Cooley and Neva Stepp, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, with Reverend Clifford E. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City and the Hurley Masonic Lounge officiating. Honorary pallbearers were, William Poe, John Henry Schadel, Maurice Conner, Jack Hill, Sr., Ollie McCrary, Clark McKinney, Russell Merritt, Otto Prevost, Jess Little and Bob Powe.

NEWTON: Joe Newton, 23, died Thursday afternoon in the Clovis High Plains Hospital following an accident Tuesday. He was born March 10, 1964, in a naval hospital in Japan. He was employed by the maintenance department of the Clovis Schools. In 1980-81 he was offensive back of the year in all-state football; in 1981 he was the Carnation honorable mention prep all-American football squad member; in that same year he was the Kodak all-American; during that same year he was on the Amarillo Globe News Texas super team; and in 1982 he was the South all-star quarterback. He graduated in1982 from Clovis High School and in 1983 he attended Eastern New Mexico University and was a member of the all-academic football team at the university. He transferred to Western New Mexico University in the fall of 1984 and in 1985 he was special team’s captain, special team’s player of the year, and received the Stallion Club award when the Mustangs played Cameron, Okla., Western State in Colorado, and Colorado School of Mines. He also earned the Hardest Working Mustang Award. He graduated from Western in 1986 with a degree in business. That same year he was the backfield coach for the Mustangs. Survivors are his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Newton of Clovis; one brother, William, of Silver City; and one sister, Debbie, of Clovis. Pallbearers will be Mark Sanchez, Terry Damron, Dale Fullerton, Ollie Hall, Pat Dixon and Eric Roanhaus. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church in Clovis with the Rev. Royce Denton and the Rev. David Swann officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Haven in Clovis. Muffley Funeral Home in Clovis is in charge of arrangements.

NEWMAN: Rosella Madge Waggoner Newman, 83, passed away Friday at Homestead Rest Home to Silver City. Mrs. Newman had been a resident of Silver City for 63 years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Hurley order of The Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters, Neva Stepp, Blanche Cooley, of Silver City and Betty Jo Starnes of Deming. Graveside services were held today at 10am at the Fort Bayard National cemetery with the Rev. Henderson officiating. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright.

NEWTON: Susie Wilson Newton, 74, of Pinos Altos died at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1910, in Eufaula, OK, the daughter of Henry P. and Martha Chapman Wilson. Mrs. Newton was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Bettye Branch of Silver City, Doris Egge of Salinas, Calif. and Yvonne Cripe of Tucson, AZ; a son, Wayne Newton of Peabody, Mass; two sisters, Marie Story of Oklahoma City, Ok. and Addie Smith of Oakland, Calif; one brother, William Wilson of Oroville, Calif; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Arvin District Cemetery in Arvin, Calif. under the direction of the J. W. Sams and Sons Mortuary. Local arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

NEZ: Christopher Donald Nez, 26, died Saturday in Fort Bayard. He was born August 2, 1962, in Silver City and was a lifelong resident. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator. Calling hours are today from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with an evening prayer service scheduled at 6. Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 10 at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with interment to follow in the Fort Bayard state cemetery. The reverend Alfred Gonzales from Potters House Christian Center will preside at the services. He is survived by his parents, Haya and Mary Nez of Fort Bayard; one son, James Edward Nez of Carlin, Nev.; one brother, David Michael Nez of Fort Bayard; and one sister, Cynthia Lou Nez, also of Fort Bayard. Casket bearers will be Alex Holguin, Paul Pedraza, Michael Aguirre, Tony Gonzalez, Albert Sandoval and Philip Herbert. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NEZ: Mary Nez, 61, a resident of Vanadium, passed away Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

NEZ: Mary Francis Nez, 61, of Vanadium passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Naschitti, N.M., April 12, 1936, to Shorty and Fannie Begay. She married her husband, Haya Nez, in October 1954 and was a longtime resident of the Grant County area, retiring from Fort Bayard Medical Center after 25 years of service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie, and a son, Christopher D. Nez. Survivors include her father, Shorty, of Naschjttj; her husband, Haya Nez of Vanadium; a son, David Nez of Vanadium; her daughter, Cynthia L. Nez of Bayard; her brothers, James S. Begay of Navajo, James E. Begay of Bayard, and Thomas S. Begay of Naschitti and her sisters, Evelyn Sam of Naschitti and Joann B. Herbert of Santa Clara. Visitation will be Wednesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 2 pm Wednesday at Baca’s, with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Pallbearers will be David Nez, Phillip Herbert, Robert Herbert Jr., E.R. Gomez, Michael Aguirre and Robert Herbert. Services will he followed by interment at Fort Bayard State Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

NICHOLAS: Kenneth James Nicholas, 19, of Playas, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 this afternoon at the Community Center in Playas with the Rev. Ron Cross officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee, Ariz., Saturday at noon (Arizona time). Mr. Nicholas was born May 12, 1980, in Tucson, Ariz., the son of Mark Albert Nicholas and Hazel Susan Walters Nicholas. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Bill and Barbara Nicholas of Wichita, Kan.; two uncles, Bill Nicholas and his wife, Marilyn, and Dennis Nicholas, all of Tucson; two cousins; and many friends in the community. "Kenny was a young man who touched many lives in many ways. His warm smile reached many people even if it was only in passing. Although faced with obstacles of life, he faced every one of them with strength and courage that many of us don't know and may never know. He completed every challenge that was given to him. He will be greatly missed by all who came to know him." Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NICHOLS: B.W. Nichols, 62, of Silver City, passed away Friday morning at his home, He was born in Long Beach, Calif., and was a graduate of Missouri School of Mines with a degree in mining engineering. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Joanne of Silver City; a son, Scott of Silver City; a daughter, Kristine of El Paso; two grandchildren, Jason and Kirsten of El Paso; and his mother, Cleo of Baxter Springs, Kans. He will be buried on Monday at 3 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery. There will be graveside services only. In lieu of flowers friends may make a donation to the American Cancer Society. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NICHOLS: Funeral services for Minniebelle Nichols were held Tuesday, February 1, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifford M. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.

NICHOLES: Mrs. John Nicholes, 75, past away this week at the home of her son, Charles Nicholes, in Bayard, where she had resided for more than a year. She formally lived in Bisbee, Ariz. Funeral services were held in Bisbee, where burial took place.

NICHOLLS: Walter Scott Nicholls 66, a farmer of La Luz, Otero County was taken ill while visiting a daughter at Lordsburg was brought to Silver City for treatment in the hospital where he died Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at 2 p. m. and the body, accompanied by members of the family, was taken to Alamogordo, for burial. Rites here were conducted by the Rev. W. Akins, Baptist minister. Surviving are his wife, nine daughters, one son, four sisters, a brother, and 28 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
NICHOLS: Luke E. Nichols, 85, a resident of Pinos Altos for the past 35 years, died in Hillcrest Hospital March 29. He was a retired Kennecott employee. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie M. Nichols of Pinos Altos; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Lee of Terre Haute, Ind., four grandchildren; and one brother, John Nichols of Roanoke, Va. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church officiated. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul Lemke, Arnold Acosta, Charles R. Biggs, Murray Ryan, Richard Fahrlender and George Schafer.

NICHOLS: Walter B. Nichols, 69, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, June 3, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena in Silver City with Stephen Harper officiating. Mr. Nichols was born June 14, 1928, in Grand Canyon, Ariz., the son of Jim Nichols and Jessie Gillam Nichols. Mr. Nichols is survived by one daughter, Alma Faye Wilson, and her husband, Monty, of Pinos Altos; a son, Rex Nichols, and his wife, Linda, of Silver City; three grandchildren, Kelly Sturdevant and her husband, Chris, of Pinos Altos, Kevin McCauley and his wife, Vicky, of Silver City, and Ginger Nichols and companion, Trey Francione, of Benson, Ariz.; two great-grandchildren, Chase Sturdevant and Taylor McCauley of Silver City; four brothers, Jimmy Nichols of Willow Park, Texas, and the San Diego area, and Johnny Nichols, Charlie Nichols and Billy Nichols, all of San Diego; and two sisters, Frances Walton and Jeanne Flowers, both of San Diego. Also surviving is the staff at Fort Bayard Medical Center, who not only provided health care, but became a part of his life. Mr. Nichols loved to rodeo and won many saddles and buckles, and other recognition as great, cowboy. He was very successful in competition in Madison Square Garden, Boston Gardens, Prescott Frontier Days and the Cheyenne Rodeo, and man other places He was an all roping, team roping, steer roping and bull riding, and other events. Honorary bearers will be Smokey Mahoney, Howard Daniels, Bill Hill, Gene Ray Ward, L.G. May, Clint Jacobs and Benny Jacobs. Donations may he made to the Walt Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund at Nations Bank.

NICHOLSON: Malcolm Kenneth Nicholson, 70, of Hurley, died recently in Garland, TX. He was born June 11, 1914 in Marble Falls, TX, the son of William and Lilly Gadburn Nicholson and had been a resident of Hurley for the past 45 years having come to Grant County from Clarksdale, AZ, where he was employed by Phelps Dodge. Upon his arrival here in 1939 he began working at the Smelter in Hurley, which had just opened, retiring in 1976 from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a Converter General Foreman. Mr. Nicholson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard and the Grant County Sheriff's Posse. Survivors include his wife, Wilma McCarty Nicholson, whom he married Oct. 7, 1937; four daughters, Maxine Nicholson of Garland, TX, Barbara Choate of Washington, D.C., Sharleen Maese of El Paso, TX and Betty Marriage of Hurley; four sisters, Ramona Crosby of Cottage Grove, Or, Obe Sherman of Torrance, CA, Bernice Sloper of Quincey, CA and May Brown of Baldwin Park, CA. A memorial service was held under the direction of Bill Miller, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bayard. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Grant County Unit.

NICHOLSON: Wilma D. Nicholson, 87, of Hurley passed away Monday, Dec. 21, in Houston. Mrs. Nicholson was born July 13, 1912, in Pauls Valley, Okla., the daughter of Robert McCarty and Bertha Ethridge McCarty. Mrs. Nicholson married Malcolm Kenneth Nicholson on Oct. 12, 1937, in Kingman, Ariz. Mrs. Nicholson is survived by four daughters, Maxine Nicholson of Houston, Barbara Choate and her husband, Richard, of Hurley, Sharleen Maese of El Paso, Texas, and Betty Marriage and her husband, Floyd, of White Signal; seven grandchildren, Rich Choate of Las Cruces, Nicole Hickle and her husband, Frank, of Silver City, Shawna Rowland of Hurley, Roger and Patrick Maese of El Paso, and Rasnona and Luke Marriage of White Signal; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Sydney Rowland of Hurley; one brother, James McCarty, and wife, Dorothy, of Coos Bay, Ore.; two sisters, Wynona Reed of Crescent City, Calif., and Leala Jones and husband, Buford, of Alamogordo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Nicholson was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm, in 1984, and her grandson, Christopher Spangler, in 1996. She moved to Hurley in 1939 with her husband when the smelter started operations, and remained and raised a family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, who will remember her generosity and her love of life. A memorial service s planned for a later date. Memorials in her name may e made to the Hospice Foundation.

NICKEL: Dade R. Nickel, 71, of Ventura, Calif., died Friday in Ventura after a long illness. He was a former resident of Silver City. He was born in Magdalena and educated in Silver City. He was a graduate of New Mexico State Teachers College. Mr. Nickel taught in Ventura and retired in 1984. Survivors are his wife, Jean Nickel, a daughter, Nikki Nickel Downing, and a son, Gary Nickel, all of Ventura. Cremation is planned. No services will be held.

NICKEL: Mrs. Grace Nickel passed away Thursday in Albuquerque at the age of 75. She was the daughter of Felix and Mae (Lusk) Willowick. She married Frank Nickel in 1953. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974 and her mother in 1975. Mrs. Nickel came to Silver City in 1944 and taught at the high school in Silver City until her retirement in 1978. She will long be remembered by her many students and friends as an outstanding educator and historian, for her inspiring book reports, and for her many volunteer efforts. She served on the school board for the Silver Schools and held many offices in the Silver City Woman's Club. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, The Silver City Woman's Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi, the National Education Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Friends of the Library and the Gardenettes. Memorial gifts can be given in her name to the Silver City Public Library. Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

NICKS: Arthur A. Nicks, 70, a veteran of World War I and a resident of Gila for the past year, died Sunday at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital He was born in Longmont, Colo., where for many years he was active in the wholesale produce business. Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Rae Nicks; a son, William, serving in the U. S. Army in Germany, and a daughter, Patricia Aim of Gila. Funeral services will be held in the Fort Bayard chapel at 2p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Fort Bayard cemetery with military honors.

NICOLAI: Death at Hot Springs last Thursday claimed Charles Nicolai, for years employed by the Empire Zinc Company at Hanover. He was well known and respected throughout the district where he had lived and worked so many years. He is survived by his widow, and two sons, William and Frank, Hanover; four daughters, Josephine, Mrs. Cecilia Torres and Mrs. Manuel Duran, Hanover; Mrs. Ernest Portillo, Sliver City, and a step-brother, William Anthony, Tucson, AZ who attend the funeral. Mr. Nicolai was life-long resident of Grant County being born at Georgetown Oct 26, 1879 when that camp, now a ghost town, was a bonanza silver producer. Funeral services were held Saturday at Hanover. There was mass at 9 a.m. in the Catholic church conducted by the Rev. Pedro Ruiz with services at 3 p. m. interment was in the Hanover cemetery directed by the Cox Mortuary.

NICOLAS: Robert Nicolas passed away April 21 in Silver City. He was 52 and had lived in Silver City for a number of years. His body was taken to the Garden of Memories in El Paso for cremation. Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

NIETO: Andrea L. Nieto, 94, former resident of Las Cruces, died Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Nieto was a member of the Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Cecilia Lucero and Andrea L. Nieto, both of Las Cruces; a son, Joe L. Nieto of Las Cruces; one nephew; four nieces; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Bayard state cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home.

NIMS: The Rev. Fred Arthur Nims Sr. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. A memorial service will be held at a later date with the Rev. Johnny Roberts officiating. The Rev. Nims liked to hunt, fish, scuba dive and race cars, but most of all he loved to fly airplanes. He was a pilot for many years. He was in the Air Force and was an instructor in World War II. His other love was pastoring for the Lord and being with his family. The Rev. Nims pastored up until a year ago when he became ill. He was a member of Alpha Baptist Church in Deming. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Virginia Bandy Nims of Deming; his children, Lynette Spencer, Nick Nims and Mike Brusenhan, and of Fort Worth Texas, Kelly Brusenhan of Kodiak, Alaska, and Molly Hale of Brownfield, Texas; one sister, Betty Johnston of Kansas City; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Bright Funeral Home has charge.

NIPPA: Cameron C. Nippa, 36, resident of Santa Rita and a Ford salesman, was instantly killed sometime early this morning when his car overturned several times on Route 260 just west of Central. Nippa's car and his body were discovered by a passing motorist just before daylight and the accident reported to chief of police J. C. Summers in Silver City. No reason is known for the accident.

NIX: Mrs. Etta A. Nix, 82, of Santa Rita, a resident of Grant County for 51 years, died Tuesday. Surviving are her husband, John F. Nix; a son, J. A. Nix, of Phoenix one grandchild and three great grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

NIX: John F Nix, 93, of Bayard, a retired security guard for Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., died last Saturday in Hillcrest Hospital. He had made his home in Santa Rita since 1910, and for many years served as a security guard for Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Corp., where he had an excellent record, retiring many years ago. The deceased was one of Chino’s oldest retired employees. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Kenneth F. Ford of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. A member of Santa Rita Lodge of Masons, he was the oldest member. Graveside services were by the Masons with entombment in the mausoleum at the cemetery. Survivors are a son, John A. Nix, of Phoenix, Ariz., who attended the funeral. Other survivors are a grandchild and three great grandchildren.

NIX: Lloyd A. Nix, 81, a resident of Silver City passed away Wednesday. He was born July 8, 1914, in Durant, OK, to Jim and Lou Nix. He worked most of his life as an auto mechanic. He came to this area five years ago from El Paso, Texas. He is survived by three sons, Ernest L. Nix, Ronald L. Nix and his wife, Carol, of Alamogordo, and Roy L. Nix and his wife, Dolores, of Silver City; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Faye Nix, in 1989. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematory. A memorial will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Burial of cremains will take place at a later date in Texas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

NIX: Whitney Erin Nix, 2, died Monday in Silver City. She was born in El Paso, Texas, and had been a Grant County resident for eight months. She is survived by her parents, Ernest and Lisa Nix; one sister, Melissa Nix; and one brother, David Nix, all of Silver City; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Cynthia Nix of El Paso; and her maternal grandparents, Dean and Sharon Tolstedt of Truth or Consequences. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday in the Latter-day Saints Church in Silver City. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery with Bishop Gary Stailey officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Darren Nix, Lonnie Bentley, Lloyd Nix and Ernest Nix Sr. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Dean Tolstedt. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

NIXON: Loice Henderson Nixon, 83, died Thursday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug. 26, 1905, in Linder, Ark., had been a resident of Grant County for the past 25 years, and was a member of the Gila Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Nixon was retired from the Coppercrest Golf Course. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Conway, Ark. Survivors are his wife, Blanche, of the home; two sons, James Nixon of Albuquerque and Larry Nixon of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Janet McBride of Cliff; a sister, Era Horsky of Greenbriar, Ark.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NOBLE: Mrs. Janet Colleen Noble, 24, died May 29. Funeral services were held -----

NOBLE: Funeral services were held March 18 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home for Winifred Nobel who died March 16 at Hillcrest General Hospital. The Rev. Alfred C. Pace officiated and interment was at the Masonic Cemetery. Miss Noble, who was born in Silver City, December 11, 1912, was the daughter of Mrs. Winifred Noble of 301 F Street, and the late R.P. Noble. She attended the Silver City public schools, graduating in 1930 from what was then known as Teachers High School. A talented pianist, Miss Noble won the state music career was cut short in 1931 when she was severely injured in an automobile accident while a freshman student at Pomona College in CA. Although confined to a wheelchair since 1931, Miss Noble established a reputation as an astute business woman and maintained an active interest in civic and cultural affairs. She was a life-time member of the First Methodist Church, took a lead role in founding the local historical society, was an early member of the 24 Club, serving at one time as its president, and was a member of the Greatest Books Club. Serving as pall bearers were Sidney Curtis, Norman Hodges, William Word, John Davis, Lewis Vencill, and Samuel Binder.

NOCE: Fausto Noce, 87, of Lordsburg passed away Monday, April 17, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Lordsburg Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Noce was born Aug. 16, 1912, in New Town, Ariz., the son of Bias Noce and Elvira Parque Nece. He was married to Frieda Estrada, who preceded him in death. Mr. Noce is survived by one son Fausto Noce Jr., and his wife, Bonnie, of Las Cruces; one daughter, Anthanita M. Borrego, and her husband, Bobby, of Silver City; two brothers, Gene Noce and his wife, Alice, of Lordsburg, and Joe Noce and his wife, Malcina, of Henderson, two sisters, Martha Chapman of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Julia Martin of Phoenix; three nieces, Gloria Fanis, Linda Nava and Betty Gregory; a nephew, David Noce; H four grandchildren, Angelica Noce, Erica Noce and Jessica Noce, all of Las Cruces, and Anthea Borrego of Silver City; and one great-grandson, Isaiah Amado Borrego. Mr. Noce attended Lordsburg High School and graduated m 1931, He attended the University of Southern California under a football scholarship for two years. He enlisted in and served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. Mr. Noce was a Bataan Death March survivor. He was a prisoner of war for three and one-half years. He retired in 1946 to work in his father's home- owned business, which i started in 1939 and to this J day is still in operation. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3099, Elks Lodge 1813, and the Lordsburg Lions Club. He J was a commander of the American Legion in Lordsburg and a commander of Prisoners of War of New Mexico. He served as a city councilor for 16 years and as county commissioner for 12 years. Pallbearers will be David Noce, Clifford Martin; Chris Nava, Shannon Farris, Mike Coogan and Gary Corbel. Honorary pallbearers are John Schaber, Robert Saucedo, Kiki Chaires, Mike Gutierrez, Billo Fisher, Herbert Saucedo, Manuel Saucedo, and all his Bataan March comrades: Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NOLAN: Dr. Blaine Nolan, 59, professor of education at New Mexico Western College, died of a massive coronary Nov. 21 while enroute from Wichita to Winfield, Kan., to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with his two step-daughters, Terry and Jean Kovacevich. Dr. Nolan had flown from Silver City to Wichita, and was on his way to Winfield by car. He suffered the heart attack as the car pulled into a service station. Dr. Nolan came to Silver City and New Mexico Western College in 1957. He earned his Ph.D. In Education at the University of Missouri, and held a Doctor of Law degree from Cornell University. His move to Silver City marked an extensive teaching career at several of the nation’s major universities. He was active in civic and club affairs, holding membership in the Silver City Elks Lodge and as president of the Rotary Club. He was in demand as a speaker on problems of education and community progress. Besides his step daughters, Dr. Nolan is survived by a sister, Mrs. Wayne Sefton of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services were held in the Episcopal Church in Winfield, with burial following in the family plot at Pittsburg, Kan. New Mexico Western College will sponsor a memorial fund for Dr. Nolan for the purchase of books, in his name, for the college library. Dr. John Snedeker, NMWC president, paid tribute to Dr. Nolan, saying, “Our Initial shock has given way to a feeling of tremendous personal loss. He was a dedicated scholar and outstanding teacher.”

NOLING: Clara Etta Stockman Noling, 89, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City after a short illness. She was born Jan. 19, 1904, on the Gila River south of Riverside in Grant County, the eldest child in the family of Ira D. Boyd Stockman and Florence Margaret Nichols. The Nichols’s and Stockman’s arrived in Grant County in the spring of 1900 and Mrs. Noling's parents were married in 1901. The family a few years later moved to Tyrone, where her father worked as a deputy sheriff. Mrs. Noling's father died in 1916, and when she was 12 years old, she waited tables in restaurants in Tyrone to help her mother provide for the family. The family subsequently moved to Silver City, where she worked in the old Silver City Hospital. She became a practical nurse and throughout her life, helped the ill and elderly with her nursing skills. She was unable to recount all the babies she delivered as a midwife, particularly for poor families. She married Dennis Elma Noling on April 28, 1919, and they adopted two children, Robert and Virginia Louise. The couple raised their family in Lordsburg. Mr. Noling died June 16, 1974, and Mrs. Noling continued to live in the family home. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1957. Mrs. Noling was the Stockman family genealogist for many years, researching the history of her ancestors and preserving the information. After her eyesight failed, she still retained her special interest in her family's history. Mrs. Noling was preceded in death by her son, Robert, her sister, Dorcas Cinderella Whitaker, and her brothers, Clarence William Stockman and James Hardy Stockman. She is survived by her brother, Ira D. Boyd Stockman of Arenas Valley; and her daughter, Virginia Louis Zahn, two granddaughters, Cathy Louella Avery-Graves and Donna Louise Millage, and six great-grandchildren, all of Tucson, Ariz. Visitation will begin at 8:30 Monday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 809 Pyramid St. in Lordsburg. The funeral service will follow at 10. Grant County residents who plan to attend the service should allow extra time for travel due to construction on New Mexico 90. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

NORBERTO: In a traffic crash at the eastern city limits last Friday night, Lee Norberto, 22, New Mexico Western College student, was fatally injured, and two other students, Frederick James Peso, 21, and Manuel Molina, 22, were seriously injured. It was Silver City’s first traffic death since March 1959. Silver City police, State Police and Sheriff’s office deputies investigated the accident, which was attributed to excessive speed. The car, driven by Peso, went out of control, hurtled the highway at the Durango Street intersection and plunged into the Pinos Altos Arroyo. Two hitchhikers, William Leroy Washburn, Richmond, Calif., and Dale Robert Merrick, Fairbolt, MN, narrowly escaped being struck by the careening car. The body of Norberto was sent by the Curtis Mortuary to Lynbrook, N. M., for burial. Surviving are his wife and two children. As a result of the accident, an involuntary manslaughter charge was filed against Peso and he was held under $1,000 bond for a preliminary hearing in the court of Justice of the Peace U. L. Conner.

NORDLOH: George Nordloh, 73, well known resident of Hurley, where he had lived for the past 21 years died Monday in a Silver City clinic, following a brief illness. Until his retirement in 1959, He was employed by Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation. Prior to coming to New Mexico, Mr. Nordloh was superintendent of the Faurot Oil & Gas Co. of Winfield, Kan., for 20 years Surviving is Mr. Nordloh’s widow, Mrs. Ida Nordloh of Hurley; two sons, Anson Nordloh of Houston, Tex., and Earl Nordloh of San Antonio, Tex.; four grandchildren; two sisters. Mrs. Emma Mitchell and Mrs. Eva Rice of Strawsberg, CO: and two brothers. Victor Nordloh of Deertrail, Conn. and Albert Nordloh of Henderson, Nev. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, by the Rev. W. C. Dickerson Pastor of the Hurley Community Church. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

NORDLOH: Ida F. Nordloh, 94, of Converse, Texas, passed away Thursday at her residence. Mrs. Nordloh was born July 5, 1897, in Garber, Okla., to Thomas Jefferson and Lucretia (Alexander) Zediker. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Ladies Aid of Hurley, and was active with the American Association of Retired Persons. She is survived by two sons, Earl Nordloh of San Antonio, Texas, and Anson Nordloh of Houston; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Schultz will officiate. Interment will follow. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

NORERO: Mrs. Belen C. Norero, 69, died July 24 at her home in Sherman. She was a native of Mexico, and had lived in Sherman for the past 50 years. Mrs. Norero was preceded in death by her husband, Alejandro V. Norero in 1967. She is survived by four sons, Felix and Antonio of Sherman, and Gabriel and Lorenzo of Albuquerque; one daughter, Mrs. Lily Pulsifer of Albuquerque; her mother, Mrs. Epigmenia Correa of Silver City; one brother, Crecencio Correa of Silver City; three sisters, Miss Gabriela Correa and Mrs. Jesusita Jurado of Silver City, and Mrs. Cruz Ybarra of Albuquerque; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel July 26. Burial Mass was celebrated at the San Juan Catholic Church July 27. Interment followed at the Sherman Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Philip Van Engelen was celebrant.

NORERO: Carlos V. Norero, 80, pioneer resident of the Mimbres area, died the past week. Mass was said at the Sherman Catholic Church Monday and burial took place in the San Juan cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

NORERO: A pioneer of the Mimbres and lifelong resident of Grant County, Mrs. Charlie P. Norero, 72, passed away last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. In recent years she had lived in Central. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Max of Central and Ysidro, Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Amalia Lucero, Central; a brother, Juan Padilla, Sherman; seven grandchildren and10 great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday in Santa Clara Catholic Church. Burial took place in the family plot in the San Juan cemetery.

NORERO: Eloy J. Norero, Sr., 65, died Saturday, September 9, in Bayard, Mr. Norero was born in Sherman and had been a life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elva Norero, both of Bayard, two sons, Eloy Norero Jr., and Alex Norero, both of Bayard, three sisters, Magdalena Estrada of Farmington, Lumina Lucero of Albuquerque, Lilly Pulsifer of Albuquerque, seven brothers, Charlie Norero of Sherman, Alex Norero, Mike Norero, Lorenzo Norero and Gabriel Norero all of Albuquerque, Felix Norero and Tony Norero both of Bayard and two grandchildren. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mass of the Resurrection was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, September 13, at Our Lady of Fatima with the Reverend Father Jesus Espinosa officiating at both services. Burial followed in Sherman Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ray Horcasitas, Ruben Dominguez, David Estrada, Tony Sepulveda, Ralph Sepulveda and Andy Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers were, Manuel Jimenez, Felipe Ortiz, Raul Sepulveda, Johnny Sepulveda, Orlando Estrada, Horacio Sepulveda, Alberta Carbajal, Ralph Saenz, Prudencio Dominguez, Luis Dominguez, Max Norero, Chemo Norero, Ray Horcasitas, Jr., Ruben Horcasitas, Joseph Gutierrez, David Silva, Alex Duran, Jr., Martin Estrada, Richard Lucero, Ed Pulsifer, Benny Norero J.D. Estrada, Manuel Gutierrez, Jr., Eddie Perrault, Fidel Diaz, and Rudy Sepulveda.

NORERO: Max P. Norero, 89, of Ontario, Calif., died Wednesday at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, Calif. A retired heavy-equipment driver for Kennecott Corp., he was a native of Sherman, N.M., and was raised in Central. Mr. Norero had been an Ontario resident for the past 17 years. He is survived by his wife, Faustina Norero, and a son Ed Norero, both of Ontario, and a granddaughter, Adrienne. Visitation will be held at Draper Mortuary in Ontario on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Catholic vigil services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Draper Memorial Chapel. Private entombment will be held in Bellevue Mausoleum. Draper Mortuary of Ontario is in charge of arrangements.

NORERO: Mr. Miguel B. Norero, 68, Rosary services were held in the Curtis Bright-----

NORERO: Steven Paul Norero, 29-day-old son of Michael and Terrie Norero died Saturday in Albuquerque. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Marsha Corinne Norero of Sherman; his maternal grandparents, Olivia Pena of Silver City and Manuel Silva of La Puente, Calif.; his paternal grandparents, Samuel M. and Paula Norero of Sherman; his uncles and aunts, Robert and Rose Norero of Pomona, Calif., Paul Norero of Sherman, Randy and Adela Parada of Alamogordo, Mike and Olga Placencio of Silver City, Martha and Steve Pena of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Linda Pena of Silver City. Rosary recitation will he held at 7 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the San Juan Catholic Church with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating at both services, Interment will follow in the Norero private cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Norero, Bernie Salaiz, Ben Garcia and Ruben Castillo. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City

NORERO: William C. Norero, 63, died --day evening in Silver City. Mr. Norero was born in Sherman and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a Communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Lupe Norero of Fort Bayard; one daughter, Helen Madrid and her husband Gilbert of Bayard; one son, Lorenzo Norero and his wife Gloria of Bayard; three sisters, Ernestina Abeyta of Duncan, Ariz., Benita Salaiz of Silver City, and Pabla Madrid of Aragon; three brothers, Tommy. Munoz of California, Delfido De La O of Horse Springs, and Larry De La O of Bayard; eight grandchildren, Michael Madrid, Pricilla Madrid, Christina Madrid, Gilbert Madrid Jr., Alicia Norero, Laura Norero, Lorenzo Guillermo Norero and Noel Norero. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Tomas Perez officiating at both services. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Federico Rodriguez, Larry De La O, Tommy Munoz, James Fresquez, Orlando Vigil and Michael Madrid. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Rivera and David Contreras. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

NORINE: Kathleen E. Norine, 83, of Silver City, died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.,

NORINE: Louis Andrew Norine, 73, passed away Thursday afternoon at his residence west of Reserve. He was a civil engineer and rancher and had lived and worked in Catron County for many years. Mr. Norine was an elder in the Reserve Community Presbyterian Church, and had lately been judged Rancher of the Year in his area. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathleen E. Norine of Reserve; two daughters, Mrs. Pat Turner of Silver City and Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher of Reserve; one brother Charles A. Norine of Las Lunas; one sister, Mrs. Carolyn N. Imes of Westminster, CO; one brother, Charles E. Norine of Tuolumne, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Community Presbyterian Church. Instead of flowers, donations may he made to the Reserve Community Presbyterian Church or the Reserve Senior Citizens. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

NORRIS: Don Owen Norris II, 72, died Sunday morning in Farmington. He was born March 16, 1916, in Cliff, was a lifelong resident of Grant County, and had been a contractor. Calling hours will be held Wednesday afternoon from 4-7 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten in the Mesa Cemetery of Gila. Harold "Cap" Norris will preside at the service. Survivors are one son, Don O. Norris III, of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Barbara Berg of Las Cruces; two brothers, Pinkie Norris of Globe, Ariz., and George Norris of Batesville, Ark.; and three grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Curley, Ray and David Norris, Paul "Chapo" Lloyd, J. D. Williams, Bill Turner, Sam Trujillo and Jim Newby. Honorary bearers will be Charles Thacker, Dale McCauley, Roy Plumley, Dave Graves, Leroy Chapel, Paul Wilcox, Art Tusberg, John Werner, Bill Kern and Bob Hay. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NORRIS: Fannie Norris passed away today at Hacienda de Salud. Arrangements are pending with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

NORRIS: James Justice Norris, a longtime Grant County rancher, passed ----

NORRIS: James M. Norris, 81, of Bayard, passed away last Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had resided in Grant County for 40 years and was a retired employee of the Santa Rita Store Co. at Hurley, of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Viola Norris; a son, Byron of Wink, Texas, and two daughters, Mrs. John Fellabaum and Mrs. Effie Byrd, of Hurley; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Cox Mortuary chapel Monday at 2 p.m., followed by burial in the Masonic cemetery.

NORRIS: Long time resident of the Gila valley, Mrs. Jean Norris, passed away July 10 in Globe, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband Owen in March of this year. Funeral services will be held at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery Saturday at 1 p.m. Mrs. Norris is survived by one sister, Mildred Brent of Yuma, one brother, Duke Pitts of Riverside, three sons, Don Norris, Silver City, Pinkey Norris, Globe and George Norris, Waverly, Kansas; one daughter, Ruth Byers, Magna, Utah. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

NORRIS: Kelly R Norris, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. James N. Norris of Cliff, died at his home last Thursday, following many years of illness. Survivors other than his parents, include three brothers. Harold, Ray and Edwin of Cliff, and two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Sneddon of Raytown, MA and Mrs. Fields Welburn of Las Vegas, Nev. Funeral and Interment services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila, with Marvin Fell of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was under the direction of Curtis Mortuary. Pallbearers were Tom McCauley, Harpin McCauley, Dale McCauley, Fate McCauley, Don Norris and Howard Norris.

NORRIS: Leola M. Norris, 83, a former Cliff resident, died Friday at Globe, Ariz. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila with the Rev. David Goble officiating.

NORRIS: Mrs. Melissa Norris. 93, died last Saturday in Rest Haven nursing Home, where she had been a patient for the past several years. She was a resident of Hurley for 44 years. Survivors are a son, Brian Norris of Sun City, AZ; a daughter, Mrs. John W. Fellabaum of Honey; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary. Officiating was the Rev. Walter Dickerson of the Hurley Community Church, assisted by the Rev. C. M. Henderson, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Silver City. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

NORRIS: Michael William Norris, 16, died Sunday in Battle Mountain, Nev. He was born Aug. 1st, 1972, in Silver City and was a student. Funeral services were held today at 9 a.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel and graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. in the Cliff Gila Mesa Cemetery with David Goble and David Norris presiding. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NORRIS: Ray Norris, 61, a former Cliff resident, died Thursday as the result of an auto accident near his home in Willcox, Ariz. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 5 p.m. in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Mr. Norris was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a son, Paul Ray Norris of Norwood, Colo.; three daughters, Rae Hunt and Nancy Norris, both of Flagstaff, and Patricia Norris of Willcox; two brothers, Harold and James Norris of Cliff; sister, Frieda Wellborn of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NORRIS: Mrs. Thelma (Dolly) Norris, 43, of Pinos Altos died at her home in Pinos Altos last Thursday. She had lived in Grant County for the past 15 years and had a wide circle of friends. Survivors are her husband, Donald Norris, her mother, two brothers and a sister, residing in Marlan, South Carolina. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel and burial took place in Marlan, S. C.

NORTH: Eugene Benton North , resident of grant County for 39 years and a former Grant County official, died Tuesday evening at 7:30 at Hillcrest General Hospital where he had been a patient for several days. Mr. North, who since his retirement as the Grant county Treasurer last year, has been affiliated with the business office of New Mexico Western College, was stricken several weeks ago and throughout the past several days was in critical condition in the hospital. His death Christmas night occurred at the age of 64. E. B. (Gene) North was born at Labadie, Mo., Sept. 23, 1887. He came to Silver City as a young man and through out his residence here established a reputation throughout the state for his efficiency of accounting and filling systems as Treasurer of Grant County. His method of conducting the business of the treasurer’s office was adopted in many counties throughout the state and upon occasions of conventions of county officials, he was considered an authority in the discussions relative to such matters. The deceased was first elected to office here in 1934 and served after taking office in January of 1935, a period of four years. For the next four years he served as deputy treasurer with Mrs. Emily Hagen, treasurer, during that period. He was reelected to office in 1942, assuming office in 1943 and serving until the end of 1947. He then became deputy again, serving with George Keener, treasurer at that time. For many years prior to his entry into public office, he was a bookkeeper for the Hanover Bessemer Mine Co. at Hanover, N.M. Mr. North was a member of Mimbres Lodge AF&AM and was well known and respected throughout this area where he resided for so many years and was in almost constant association with the public. Funeral services, at the time of this writing were not arraigned and pending the arrival of a sister here from a point in the Midwest. Survivors are his widow, Maude, who throughout his years of public service aided him in his work; five brothers, James, Jabez and Hardeman, all of California, and Joe and Flavius of St Louis, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Wodds of Missouri and Mrs. Joe Fay in Illinois.

NORTH: Mrs. Evelyn A. North, 83, died at Ft. Bayard Medical Center last Thursday evening. Mrs. North was a native of Missouri and had lived in Silver eight years. Survivors include her husband, Merle; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle Waddell of Alamogordo. Funeral services were held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Saturday. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to a favorite church or charity.

NORTH: Mrs. Maude C. North, 75, a resident of Silver City for 50 years, passed away Sunday in Bloomfield, Iowa, where she had lived for the past several years at the home of a sister, Mrs. Flo Fortune. During most of her lifetime in Silver City, Mrs. North had been active in the social and business life of the community. For some years she taught in the elementary school at Fierro and in recent years had been on the staff of the American National Bank. She was the widow of Eugene B. North, who served two terms as treasurer of Grant County. Graveside burial rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Masonic cemetery, with the Rev. C. M. Henderson, of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Serving as pallbearers will be Alvin E. Franks, Randolph Franks, Frank Light, Jack Wilson, Clark Doherty and Leroy Marek.

NORTH: Merle S. North, 93, of Alamogordo, died Tuesday in Casa Arena Blanca in Alamogordo. He was born April 4, 1893 in Elpaso, IL. He was a retired machinist with Hughes Aircraft Corp. and was a former resident of Silver City where he was a piano tuner for a number of years. He moved from Silver City to Alamogordo about six years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Helen L. Waddell of Alamogordo; and one brother, Mack North of Oceanside, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hamilton Funeral Home chapel. Officiating will be Lee Hubert. Graveside services will be at 1p.m. Friday in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with the Rev. Wayne Sheffield officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home of Alamogordo is in charge of arrangements.

NORTON: Olden Isaac Norton, 75, a World War I veteran, died last Friday at Fort Bayard hospital, he was a retired electrical engineer and a member of the Tularosa Lodge of Masons. The body was sent by Curtis Mortuary to Tularosa for funeral services and burial.

NORVELL: Lydia Dean Norvell, 62, of Central died Oct 9 in her residence, She was born July 5, 1921 in Whitewater, N.M. , the daughter of Frank aid Mary Ferris Pascoe and resided in this area all her life. Mrs. Novell is survived by one son, John W. Norvell of Silver City; five daughters, Fay Stinson of California, Bonnie Joyce Bodrner of Belvadier, Ill., Sylvia Flores of Anaheim Calif., Barbara Jean Salaiz of Central and Eunice Loreto of Central; two sisters, Catherine Reed of Bayard and Margaret Gomes of Central; four brothers, Madison Pascoe of Calif. Charles Pascoe of Cliff, Arthur Pascoe of Italy and Walter Pascoe of Hurley Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

NOWAK: Mrs. Anna M. Nowak of El Paso died the past week following a long illness. She had been residing at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles Keys at Bayard for several months. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Curtis Mortuary. The body was sent to El Paso where, services were held followed by burial.

NUGENT: Mrs. Mary Nugent, a former pioneer resident of Central, passed away in Deming on October 24 at the age of 96. Mrs. Nugent and her late husband built the Central Hotel and were active in business in Central many years ago. Mrs. Nugent moved to Deming in 1929. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Swan Stewart, of Deming. Funeral services were conducted at the Mahoney Funeral Home on Monday with interment in the Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Viola Stone, Mrs. Grace Davidson, Mrs. Stella Wiley and Mrs. Hedwig Berger of Central, long-time friends of the deceased, attended the last rites.

NUNEZ: Angelita Nuñez of Deming passed away at her residence Friday. Service arrangements are pending with Bright Funeral Home.
Nunez: Esther Lara Nunez, 47, died Sunday in Hurley in an industrial accident. Ms. Nunez was born in Santa Rita and was a lifelong resident of Grant County where she was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce and Diane Nunez, both of Central; three sons, Steve Nunez of Borger, Texas, and Kevin and Rodney Rivera, both of Silver City; three brothers, Eugene L. Nunez of Tucson, Ariz., Felix L. Nunez of Central and David L. Nunez of Bayard; her father, Celestino R. Nunez of Central; and two grandsons, Steve Nunez Jr. and Daniel Nunez, both of Borger. She was preceded in death by her mother, Venserla Nunez, who died Dec. 22, l986. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at l0 a.m. Thursday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Felix Nunez, Gene Nunez, David Nunez Jr., Bobby Ramirez and George Peru. Honorary pallbearers will be Macario Sanchez and grandsons Steve Nunez Jr. and Daniel Nunez; a nephew, Nicholas Nunez; uncles Albert Aguilera, Manuel Ramirez, Simon Nunez and Raymundo Esparza; and Rito Esparza, Lencho Esparaza, Eddie Evatt, Robert Zamora, Chuck Enriquez, Fernando Esparza, Harvey De Luna, Richard De Luna, Fernando Garcia, Ismael Sanchez, Freddie Gonzales, David Medrano, Tony Alires, Danny Arzola and Michael Andazola. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

NUNEZ: Celia L. Nunez, 70, a longtime resident of Central entered eternal life Thursday evening at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. She was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Dwyer, the daughter of Julian and Sadie Lucero. Mrs. Nunez was a homemaker, wife and loving mother. As a mother she had no equal, for she would always put her children's needs before her own. She was a kind and giving person. She was the type of person whom if you knew, you were a better person for it. She was loved deeply by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Guadalupe A. Nunez of Central; two daughters, Celia L. Nunez of Central, and Linda L. Nunez and her companion, Tony Ramirez, of Silver City and his two children, Amanda and Eddie. Joe Ramirez of Las Cruces; her son, Lupe Nunez of Central; and her sister Celestina Martinez, and her husband, Felipe, of San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Cecilia Lucero, her brother, Jim S. Lucero. The funeral Mass was to be celebrated this morning at 10 at St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. Concluding services and burial were to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Felipe Martinez, Gilbert Gomez, Ruben Gomez, Richard Martinez, Ramon Nunez and John Sandoval. Honorary bearers were Eddie Joe Ramirez, Jose Arrellin, Adam Grijalba, Felipe Martinez Jr., Anthony Gomez and Conrad Martinez. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapel.

NUNEZ: Felix Lara Nunez, 45, lifelong Grant County resident, died Tuesday morning as the result of an industrial accident in the Hurley smelter. He was born March 29, 1942 in Santa Rita and was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central and was a member of the International Association of Machinists. Calling hours for Mr. Nunez at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel are today from 2-5 p.m. followed by rosary services this evening at 7:30 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the same church. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating and veteran honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Mr. Nunez is survived by his wife, Magdalena, and son, Felix Granadino Nunez Jr., both of Central; his father, Celestino Nunez of Central; two brothers, Eugene L. Nunez of Tucson, Ariz., and David L Nunez of Bayard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymundo, in 1944; his grandmother, Jovita Nunez, in 1983; his mother, Venserla, in 1986; and a sister Esther Nunez, six months ago in 1987. Casket bearers will be his two brothers, Eugene L. and David L. Nunez, and Domingo S. Parra, Javier Ramos, Johnny Benavidez and Henry Tells. Honorary bearers will be Albert L. Aguilera, Frank E. And Gabriel E. Granadino, B.M. Valtierra, Manuel Lucero Sr., Ernest Holguin, Eusebio Esparza, Javier Lopez, Tony Huerta Sr., Benito Medrano Sr. and the rest of his family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

NUNEZ: Jovita R. Nunez, 87, died Sunday, March 20 at Fort Bayard. Mrs. Nunez was born in Jalisco, Mexico but had been ‘a lifelong resident of Grant County, where she retired from Kennecott. She was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mrs. Nunez is survived by two daughters, Angelita Nunez of Silver City and Marcos Esparza of Deming; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren aid two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Soledad N. Quesada, in 1943. Rosary recitation for Mrs. Nunez was recited Tuesday at the Curtis-Bright Chapel and mass of the resurrection celebrated Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul with the Rev. A. James Milano officiating Internment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Claudio N. Quesada, Feliz L. Nunez, Eusebio N. Esparaza, Simon P. Nunez Jr., David L. Nunez and Tony N. Esparza. Honorary Pallbearers were Michael Nunez, Lorenzo Esparza, Rito Esparza, Eugene Nunez, Johnny Esparza, Fernando Esparza, Steven Nunez and Raul Quesada. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

NUNEZ: Visitation for Maria Nunez, 82, of Deming will be from 4-7pm Wednesday at Ann's Catholic Church. Nunez died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center.

NUNEZ: In a cave-in at a uranium mine in the Grants mining district the past week, Willie M. Nunez, 34, former resident of Central, was crushed to death. The victim was a veteran of World War II and before the war was a student at Western High School. He had been working at Grants the past several years. Rosary services were held in the American Legion Hall at Hurley, Friday evening. Burial took place Saturday in the Central cemetery. Surviving are his wife, six children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Santiago Nunez, Central; a sister Mrs. M. Q Herrera, Silver City, and five brothers, Refugio, Hurley, Manual, Silver City, Ray, Grants, and Gabe, Central.

NUNEZ: Venserla 68, died Monday in Silver City. Mrs. Nunez was born in Faywood and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Survivors are her husband, Celestino Nunez of Central; 1 daughter Esther Nunez of San Manuel, Ariz. Three sons Eugene Nunez of Tucson, Ariz., Felix Nunez of Central & David Nunez of Bayard; 4 sisters, Carolina Rodriguez of Bayard, Rosa Ramirez of Central, Rita Martinez of Tucson & Mary Baca of Silver City; 1 brother Jesus Lucero of Las Cruces; 7 grandchildren, & 2 great-grand children. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Rev. Paul Ragazinskas will officiate at both services. Serving as pallbearers will be Simon Nunez Jr., Steven Nunez, Rito Esparza, Rodney Rivera, Felix Nunez Jr. and Bobby Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers Nicolas, Steven, & Daniel Nunez, Kevin Rivera, Mike Ojinaga, Jose Maria Lardizabal, Antonio Garcia, Reymundo, Tony, Eusebio, Lorenzo, Juan, & Fernando Esparza, Johnny Saenz, Joe Arellino, Alfredo Torres, Joe Aguilar Sr. & Jr., Orlando Trujillo, Beto Chavez, Mackey & Tony Sanchez, Billy Padilla, Mark Jimenez, Manuel Ramirez, Michael Nunez, Albert& Johnny Aguilera, Susano Rodriguez, Sr. & Jr, Joe Sandoval, Ramon Baca, Tomas Chavez Jose Lara & more. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

NUNN: Funeral services were held Monday at the Lake Valley School for Mrs. Emily McLean Nunn, 65, who died last Thursday at the family ranch at Hillsboro. Services were conducted by Rev. Amos N. Gaume of the Deming Episcopal Church and burial was in the Lake Valley cemetery. Mrs. Nunn was born in April, 1892 and attended school at Hillsboro and New Mexico State Normal. She married Emmett Nunn in 1915. She is survived by two sons, Mack Nunn of Belen and Henry Nunn of Hillsboro; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Burris of Socorro and Mrs. Julia Bloodgood of Silver City and one grandchild.

NUNN: Emmett Milton Nunn, 68, a pioneer rancher of Lake Valley, Sierra County, died in Truth or Consequences hospital Sunday. He was a graduate of Silver City Norman School now New Mexico Western College. Survivors are two sons, Henry Milton and David Nunn of Lake Valley, and two daughters, Mrs. Weldon Burris, Chambray, Luna County, and Mrs. Lee Bloodgood, San Lorenzo, Grant County. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Lake Valley where burial took place.

NUNN: Hiram Jonathan ‘‘Curly’’ Nunn, 73, died Thursday in Albuquerque. Mr. Nunn was born in La Mesa, Texas. Shortly after his birth, his family moved by covered wagon to New Mexico and later to Duncan, Ariz., where he attended school and received a basket ball scholarship which helped to further his education. He began his teaching career at Horse Springs in Catron County and taught at many places in Catron and Grant County. After attending school at New Mexico Western College, he was appointed coach of Hurley High school and was recognized as an excellent coach. He served in the US Navy and upon return was made superintendent of the Santa Rita School at Santa Rita. At this time Mr. Nunn felt the need to have a consolidated school system and was instrumental in the consolidation of what is now known as Cobre Consolidated School District. He was a progressive school pioneer in the state of New Mexico. In 1966 he was named the WNMU Alumni Association and was named to the education Hall of Fame after retiring as principle of CC Snell Junior High. Contributions may be made to the Dialysis Fund. Wheeler was in charge.

NUNN: Glenna Nunn, 74, of Hatch, a former Bayard resident, entered eternal life Saturday at her home. She was born April 28, 1917, in Hereford, Texas, and moved to the Hatch area in 1990 from Bayard. She was a retired school secretary for Bayard Elementary and a member of the Santa Rita Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Jon L. Nunn of Las Cruces; a daughter, Beverly Franzoy of Salem; two brothers, Lloyd Higgins of Salem and Ted Winder of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Glenna Baker of Las Cruces, Travis Nunn of Spring Valley, Calif., Shelly Nunn of El Cajon, Calif., and Desiree Franzoy of St. Peters, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Jarrett and Elizabeth Baker of Las Cruces; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rite of committal will be held the same day, beginning at 2 p.m., in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels in Silver City.

NUNN: Greeley Milton Nunn, 33, a lifetime resident of Deming, died Tuesday in Deming. Visitation will be today from 4-7 p.m. in Baca's Chapel of the Dawn in Deming and funeral services will be held at the same location Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Bill Crawford officiating. Mr. Nunn was born in Deming, was employed as a rancher, and was a member of Deming Masonic Lodge No. 12. Survivors are his father, Harvey Nunn of Deming; and two sisters, Rose Ann Eby of Faywood and Dorothy Frances Young of Plainview, Texas. Pallbearers will be Randy Snyder, Jack Turner, Von Rue Crawford, Leedrue Hyatt, Jim Hyatt and Joe Bill Nunn. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat and Mike Laney, Bill Runyon and Frank Burns. Baca's Funeral Chapels.

NUNN: A memorial service for Nancy Ann Nunn, 65, of Deming will be held at 4 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Nunn died Wednesday at La Posada in Las Cruces. Survivors include her sons, Finley E. Nunn of Granbury, Texas, and Emmett Nunn of Hatch; brothers, Tim O'Neill of Deming, Barney O'Neill of Huntsville, Texas, and P.J. O'Neill of Godfrey, IL; sisters, Gail Seyoc and Patty O'Neill, both of Alton, IL, Meg Narconis of Edwardsville, IL; and nine grandchildren.

NUNN: Mrs. Patty Beats Nunn, 74, of Hillsboro, died Dec. 11 in Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Funeral services were held at the Nunn Ranch, Tierra Blanca. Mahoney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Nunn, widow of the late Pryor Nunn, was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Guy Seals of Hillsboro. She was a retired teacher in the Sierra County school system and former school board member. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include two sons, A. E. and Bill Nunn, both of Deming; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Kilo Rush, Maxwell, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Beals Osborne of Deming; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.