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O奪ONNELL: Jean O奪onnell, 95, of Lordsburg passed away Friday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of services.
O誰EAL: Graveside funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Reserve Community Cemetery for Jerry Don O誰eal, 56, who died Feb. 2 near Valentine, Neb. Mr. O誰eal, who was born April 25, 1942, in Plainview, Ark., was employed by Keller Logging in Reserve. He was a family man who loved his children and grandchildren, and who enjoyed guns, reloading, hunting and trapping. Mr. O誰eal whose wife Ruth, passed away Nov. 19, 1996, is survived by his children, Betty Schubauer of Valentine, Sherry Bellinger of Mission, S.D., and Darrel O誰eal of Reserve; and grandchildren, Kelly, Brittany and Joshua Schubauer, Allen Bellinger and Jerry and McKenzie O誰eal. He is~ also survived by his stepmother, Nora Mae O誰eal of Reserve, and a brother, Bobby O誰eal of Joshua, Texas. Arrangements were handled by Jewkes Mortuary of Springerville, Ariz.

OAKES: Mrs. Florence E. Oakes, a former resident of Silver 舛ity, died Sunday in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 88~ She was born Aug. 2, 1866 in Bushnell, Ill:, and moved with her parents in a covered wagon to Las Vegas, N. M. when she was six years old. In October, 1888, she married the late Horace L. Oakes and in 1889, they moved to Silver City where Mr. Oakes operated a printing and commercial sign business until his death in 1923. Since then, Mrs. Oakes has been making her home with her daughters in Arizona and California. She is survived by a sister, Miss Ada Sparks of Las Vegas: three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Saner, Phoenix: Mrs. Ethel Harbauer, of Cajon, Calif., and Mrs. Muriel O達oyle, Santa Rosa, Calif.: six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, all living in California. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the Hinman痴 Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. David Holt of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Pallbearers were: Harvey Forsyth, John McMillen, Henry---

OAKES: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dozier of Silver City were called to Selma Alabama by the death of Mrs. Dozier痴 father, W. T. Oakes, 85, in the Baptist hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Oakes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Oakes of Selma, two daughters, Mrs. dozier and Mrs. Shields of Safford AZ; three sons, William of Newton, Miss., James of Gallatin, Tenn., and tom of Lowville N Y; 12 grandchildren, including Mrs. Ola Bookout of Bayard and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Selma followed by burial.

OAKLEY: Bessie M. Oakley, 58, a resident of Silver City for the last four and a half years, entered eternal rest early Sunday morning at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Wild County, Colo. She was a homemaker. Cremation by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium has taken place. No services are planned. Survivors include her husband, George Oakley of Silver City; a daughter, Marcia Kincaid and her husband, Mike, of Gloucester, Va.; and a son, Ron G. Oakley of San Diego, California. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brandy and Michelle Kincaid, and Marcia, Ron Oakley, Jr. and Gregory Oakley. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OAKS: Nina Jane Oaks, 96 died Sunday at Fort Bayard. Mrs. Oaks was born in Ballinger, Texas to Laura Conner and Theopolis Rabb. She graduated from high school in Roswell where her parents were among the first settlers. She then spent a year in Chicago studying music and voice. Upon her return to Roswell, she married George Williams and one child was born. Mrs. Oaks lived most of her life in California and was a talented artist on the hand loom. She spent the last seven years in El Paso with her daughter, Dorothy, and in Gila with her granddaughter Carolyn Stailey and was most recently a patient at Fort Bayard Hospital. She marveled that in her lifetime she had seen a change from the settler era to moon-walking astronauts. Mrs. Oaks was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Gila. Ward and an active member of the P.E.O. and several Weaving guilds in San Jose, Calif. Mrs. Oaks is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Cooper (formerly Carroll) of El Paso; two sisters, Florence Rabb, of Roswell and Morris of San Diego; three grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. A funeral was held Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Gila Ward, with Bishop C. C. Sullivan officiating. Interment followed at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving is pallbearers were James Wilson,, Spike Wilson, Bob Rabb, Lester Stailey, Gene Stailey and Gary Stailey. Honorary pallbearers were Toad Wilson, John Stailey, Phil Dominguez, Ken Fairchild and John Lane. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home in Silver City.

OATES: Funeral services were held at Russellville, Ark. on Monday for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Oates, mother of Mrs. Frank Parrish of Silver City, who died at the latter's home on Friday, April 21. Mrs. Oates was 78. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Parrish and Miss Marie Oates of Ft. Smith, Ark.; two sons, Knox Oates of Little Rock, Ark. and Wade Oates of Pottsville, Ark.; a brother, John Teeter of Corpus Christi, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Lois Martin of Russellville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The services were held in the Pottsville, Ark. Presbyterian Church with interment in Pottsville.

OBERG: Jerry Rae Brown Oberg, 57, died Thursday in the Gila Medical Center. She was born Sept 11 1927 in Santa Rita, the daughter of John H and Viola Brown. She had been a lifelong resident of this area. She is survived by her husband Carl B Oberg of Silver City; a daughter, Sharon Roberts of eagle AZ; a son Richard Lee Oberg of Beaumont TX; three grandchildren, four sisters, one brother, and her mother Viola Brown Rea of Silver City. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and worked as a volunteer for Southwest New Mexico Services to Handicapped children and Adults Inc. Memorial services were held today at 10am in the Nazarene church with the Rev David Brown officiating. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Curtis-Brown.

OBERG: Ernest Oberg, patient at Fort Bayard hospital, died Monday. He had made Silver City his home for the past four years, coming here from Iowa for health reasons. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Almeda Oberg, and two sons, Carl and Harold, of Silver City. His remains were shipped to the family home in Pierson, La, for funeral services and burial. Local arrangements are under the direction of Cox funeral home.

O'BOYLE: Muriel C. O'Boyle, 89, died May 15 in Santa Rosa, Calif. She was a native of Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Martin J. O'Boyle, of Santa Rosa; two daughters, Eleanor A. Wilson of Woodland, Calif. and Rae Campbell of Santa Rosa; six grandchildren, Pamela R. Thayer of Saratoga, Linda W. Feary of Sacramento, James M. Wilson of Boise, Laura A. Simpson of Fairfax, Darcy A. Marchetti, Dana R. Mortsen, and Martin E. Campbell, all of Santa Rosa; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held May 17 at the Lafferty and Smith Colonial Chapel in Santa Rosa. Interment followed at the Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Donations maybe made in Mrs. O'Boyle's memory to the Council of Aging of Sonoma County, 576 B St., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401

O達RIEN: Roy E. O達rien, 60, Western Field Secretary of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical Hazard Petroleum Engineers, died Jan. 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was well known in Western mining circles and had many friends in the Silver City mining area. Mr. O達rien was appointed first Western field secretary of the AIME in 1950 because of his wide practical experience in mining in a number of Western states. He was born in Victor, Colo. July 3, 1898. He had worked in coal mines at Dawson, N, M., copper mines in Mexico, was plant superintendent of the Mountain City Copper Co. mine at Rio Tinto, Nev., and was with the International Smelting and Refining Co. in Salt Lake City and the phosphate division of Anaconda Copper Co. at Conda, Idaho. His widow survives.

O'BRIEN: Edna P. O'Brien, 87, a longtime resident of Central, died Saturday evening in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1903, in San Antonio, Texas, and had resided in the area the last 20 years. She was a member of the Protestant Church and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon in Baca's Heather Funeral Chapels of Lordsburg. Graveside services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg with the Rev. Coy Brewer officiating. Survivors include her husband, Valentine F. O'Brien of Central; two sisters, Josephine Parson of Lordsburg and Madeline Hicks of Globe, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Lavena Rager of Pawhuska, Okla., Ray Lee Dees of Woodbridge, Va., Ronna Burch of Portland, Ore., and Jerry Dees serving with the United States Navy. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ray and Maburn Dees. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OCHELtrEE: Arthur "Arturo" Ocheltree, 88, died April 11 in Nogales, Ariz., from complications following a heart attack. A resident of Gila, he was born in Riverside, Calif. He worked his way to China at age 15 and traveled to other Asian countries before going to Europe to study engineering at the University of Berlin. It was in Berlin that he first became interested in opera. He then went to Paris where be studied for four years at the Pans Conservatory of Music. Following his studies there, he went to Italy, where he began his lifelong study of Italian grand opera, and, in 1934, made his professional operatic debut in the opera "Sonambula." Mr. Ocheltree was tenor soloist in the Sacre Coeur Cathedral in Paris, and was singing with the Paris Opera when the Nazis invaded France during World War II. He was performing "Faust" in Montreal, Canada when the United States entered the war. With his knowledge of Europe and fluency in German, Italian and French, he worked for the Office of War Information, first in the United States and later in Europe, interrogating prisoners of war and working undercover for allied intelligence. Stationed in London during the Nazi bombing, he broadcast for "Voice of America," transmitting to Nazi-occupied countries in Europe. He returned to opera after the war, singing in Europe until 1957. His last performance was a concert in Vienna, Italy, at the Palazzo Ducal, or Palace of the Duke. He also sang in concerts with the Boston Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New Orleans symphony. He last toured the United States in 1950 in the lead tenor role of Don Jose in the opera "Carmen." Professionally, Mr. Ocheltree was represented by the William Morris agency of New York City. He first visited the Silver City area in 1936, traveling horseback to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, later returning to visit other sites in the area. Looking for a milder climate because of his wife's asthma, he moved with his family to Hillsboro, then Deming. On a day trip to the Catwalk in Glenwood, he with his family found and shortly thereafter purchased the ruined Lyons and Campbell Ranch headquarters in Gila. The great adobe mansion was the restoration project and challenge he sought to fulfill his love of history and the decorative arts. The once-forgotten and abandoned ranch headquarters is now a New Mexico Historic Site, and listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Mr. Ocheltree most recently participated in the Masters Revisited project at Western New Mexico University, working with music students. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. A memorial service attended by friends and family was held April 14 at the family home in Gila. The eulogy was given by David Berry of Silver City. Musical performances were by the Ladies' Fortnightly Bathing and Glee Society. Mr. Ocheltree is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of the family home in Gila, a son, Tino, and his wife, Dr. Moira Shannon, of Nogales; a son, Alex, and his wife, Robin, of Gila; four grandchildren; and a niece, Dr. Janet Elderkin Azzoni of Venice, Fla. Memorial donations can be sent to the Grant County Animal Shelter.

OCHOA: Alexander Ochoa, 72, a resident of Central, died Monday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Ochoa. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, followed by burial In the Central cemetery. Conducting the rites was the Rev. Jimmy Denson of the Central Baptist Church

O'CONNER: William David O'Conner, 72, of Lordsburg, formerly of Rodeo, passed away Friday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

O'CONNOR: Velda L. O'Connor, 87, of Silver City entered eternal rest early Monday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born March 4, 1904, in Port Huron, Mich., and had resided in Grant County for the past four years. After her formal education, she taught school for a few years, and married. Mrs. O'Connor was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 5-8 Thursday evening in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, in Brust Funeral Home in Lombard. Concluding services will follow in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Elmhurst, Ill., where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Fern O'Connor, who predeceased her. Survivors include two sons, George O'Connor of Cape Coral, Fla., and John O'Connor of Wheaton, Ill.; two daughters, Sue Johnson of Champaign, Ill., and Diane Taebel of Hurley; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Homestead Rest Home in Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ODELL: Grover C. Odell, Silver City, veteran of the Spanish/American War and of World War I, died last Friday in Las Vegas, N. M. He was a recent patient at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Mr. Odell came to New Mexico in 1916, and served in Gen. John J. Pershing痴 Punitive Expedition In Mexico, Following his discharge, he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. and by the Santa Fe Railroad. He also served as head carpenter at Fort Bayard and as custodian at Western New Mexico University. He retired 15 years ago. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Odell, Silver City; and two sisters, Mrs. Kittie Rhodes, Houston, Tex., Mrs. Rene Cecil, Wichita Falls, Tex., and a brother of Houston. Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth E. Ford, of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside rites in the Silver City Cemetery were held by Silver Elks Lodge. Mr. Odell was a member of Elks Lodge in Miami.

ODELL: Lita Odell, 77, a Silver City resident since December, 1992, entered life eternal Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1916, in California, and was an artist. Graveside services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at Memory Lane Cemetery with Dan Gardiner officiating. Survivors include one son, Craig Odell Comstock of Santa Monica, Calif.; a daughter, Nora Deane Renneker of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; a sister, Abbie Odell Gardiner; and a granddaughter, Lilly Moon Garcia. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

O'DELL: Mary O'Dell, 94, a past resident of Hurley and a resident of Deming, passed away late last night in Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover O'Dell. She is survived by nine nieces and nephews, Luther Lacy of Shasta, Calif., Ethel Myers of Lordsburg, Bernice Arnold and Eriedell Harris, both of Las Cruces, Richard Dannelley, Edith Frost and Robert Dannelley, all of Arenas Valley, Evelyn Phillips of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Etta Jennings of Lodi, Calif. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Funeral Home. Those who wish to may make memorial contributions to the Hurley Community Church, to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OCHOA: Sarah Rodriguez Ochoa, 83, a resident of Central, entered life eternal Saturday in Albuquerque. She was born Jan. 8, 1909, in Central. Mrs. Ochoa was a member of the Catholic Church, and was retired from Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral liturgy will be held Wednesday morning at 10 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Central Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Jim Ochoa, and his wife, Rosella, of Albuquerque, and Martin Ochoa of Central; one brother, Ramon Rodriguez of Los Angeles; one sister, Pola Mesa, also of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren, Melissa Benavidez, Sarah Ochoa and Alex Ochoa. Casket bearers will be Richard Munoz, Eddie Rodriguez, Johnnie Woods, Lino Woods and Ramon Woods. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OGAS: Andrew Peter Magallenes Ogas, infant son of Debra Magallenes and Peter Ogas, died Tuesday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. Chapel service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Concluding service will be in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate. Survivors are his parents, Debra Magallenes and Peter Ogas; his grandparents, Orlando and Ruth Ogas, Viola Avalos and Paulino Quesada; his great-grandmothers, Benita Hernandez and Adela Martinez; his great-great-grandmother, Beatrice Quesada; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Casket bearers will be Felix Hernandez and Junior Alcorta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OGAS: Antonio L. Ogas, 27 and Carlos L. Ogas, 24, two brothers residing at Bayard, were killed instantly early last Thursday morning when their car crashed head-on into a trailer truck, 12 miles west of Lordsburg on U.S. Highway 70. The truck driver, Mathew T. Hunt, 37 of Phoenix, escaped injury in the accident. The truck telescoped the Ogas car. The accident was investigated by State Patrolman Henry Houston and Sheriff's officers of Hidalgo County. Surviving the two brothers are their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ogas, Safford, Arizona; four brothers, Ernest, Billy, Efren and David, all of Safford; and four sisters, Ida Angelita and Elsia, Safford and Mrs. Carolina Arzate, Bayard. Antonio Ogas also is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two children. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 10 a.m. Monday in the Bayard Catholic Church. Burial took place in the Hurley cemetery.

OGAS & MALDONADO: In a one-car crash in the highway half a mile from Gila early Saturday morning, Cecilio Ogas, Jr., 18, Cliff High School student, was instantly killed and Joe Maldonado, 23, was fatally injured, dying in Hillcrest Hospital several hours after the accident. Maldonado, driver of the car, lost control of the vehicle when it skidded on gravel on a curve and rolled over three times. Both victims were crushed under the wrecked car. The accident was investigated by State Police Patrolman Gene Tow and deputies of the Sheriff's Department. It brought Grant Count's highway death toll for the year to 12. The Ogas youth was a son of MR. and Mrs. Cecilio Ogas, Sr., and Maldonado was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Maldonado, residents of Gila. The tragic accident brought sadness to the Cliff-Gila community. Double rosary services were held Monday evening for the victims in San Isidro Catholic Church at Gila. Funeral mass said by the Rev. Fr. James Milano of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Silver City, at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial of Cecilio took place in the Gila Mesa Cemetery. Interment of Joe was in the ancestral Maldonado family plot at Gila. Members of Cecilio's Sophomore Class of Cliff High School attended the double rites. Serving as pallbearers were Sammy Chacon, Salvador Gutierrez, Joe Peru, Merejildo Placencio, Sonny Polanco and Theodor Polanco. Burial was under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

OGAS: Cecilio Najar Ogas, 84, of Gila passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at Bright Funeral Home with Deacon William Holguin. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m, in the San Ysidro Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Mr. Ogas was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Gila the son of Sylverio Ogas and Maria Najar. Mr. Ogas is survived by six daughters, Viola Ogas of Gila, Lone Valdez and her husband, Tomas, of Las Cruces, Patsy Barnwell and her husband, Michael, of Gila, Toni Ogas and John Tezak of Gila, Becky Long and her husband, Raymond, of Gila, and Lupe Barnwell and her husband, Steve, of Reno, Nev.; two sons, Jacovo Ogas and his wife, Jane, of Tacoma, Wash., and Augustine Ogas and his wife, Judy, of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Feliciana Portillo of Hurley, Sabina Rosado of Tucson, Vicki Najar of Las Cruces and Priscilla Fuller of Houston; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.; and two special friends, Laraine and Louise Alvarado. Mr. Ogas was preceded in death by two sons, Cecilio Ogas Jr. in 1965, and Richard Ogas, in 1968; and one granddaughter, Rhiannon Elarnwell, in. 1986. Pallbearers will be James Ogas, Manuel Sanchez, Joe Acosta, Andy Carbajal, Eddie Barka and Nacho Morales. Honorary bearers are Jimmy Barka and Joe Ray. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

OGAS: Clara Chavez Ogas, 75, was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Santa Rita. She passed away Wednesday, March 6 at Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, Calif. She went peacefully in her sleep after suffering from sever complications to recent surgery. She was the daughter of Hilario and Clara Chavez. Mrs. Ogas is survived by her husband of 5 years, Reyes Barela Ogas 0f Sun City, Calif.; her son David Ogas of Huntington Beach, Calif., his wife, Debbie, and their two children Michael and Stephanie; her son, Raymond Ogas of San Diego, his wife, Laura, an their daughter, Laurae; her daughter, Susie Ogas Laskaris of Norero, Calif., her husband, Craig, and their two children, Mario Segun and Daniel Laskaris; and he daughter, Christina Ogas of Corona, and her two daughters, Marissa and Alicia Burton. Mrs. Ogas graduate from Silver High School in 1939 and attended Western New Mexico University in Silver City. She taught school at St. Vincent's Catholic School in Silver City. In 1960, Clara and Reyes Ogas moved their family to California, where she went to work for Autonetics, a division of Rockwell, for nine years. She also worked for the La Habra City School District as a teacher's aide at Ladera Palma Elementary School until her retirement in 1987. Viewing services were held at 6p.m. Monday, March 11, it Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Mortuary in Riverside, Calif., with funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Corona. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Mario Segura, Michael Ogas and Daniel Laskaris, and nephews, Alfred Ogas, Billy Ogas, Michael Chavez and Lawrence Chavez.

OGAS: David Thomas Ogas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eligio Ogas, was the first victim of polio in Silver City. He died Monday evening just shortly after having been admitted to the hospital where his illness was diagnosed as bulbar type polio, He had been ill for two days before he was taken to a doctor. Rosary services were held on Wednesday evening at Cox Mortuary chapel and Mass will be said this morning at 9:00 at St. Vincent痴 Catholic Church with burial in the Catholic cemetery. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers Orlando and Eligio, Jr., and one sister, five aunts and five uncles.

OGAS: Elvira 天era Acuna Ogas, 81, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Aug. 9, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born 0ct. 20, 1916, in Tyrone to Jesus M. and Fernanda (Garcia) Acuna. She retired from the New Mexico State Land Office in Santa Fe after 30 years and was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 3-7 p.m. Baca痴 Funera1 Chapel with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, C.B. Ogas of Silver. City; four Sons, Robert Ogas and his wife, Olivia, of Las Cruces, Alfred L. Ogas and his wife, Anita, of Westminster, Calif., Michael S. Ogas and his wife, Teresa, of Los Lunas, and James Garcia of Santa Fe; two daughters, Patricia M. Rote!! of Westminster, and Alice and her husband, Tony J. Rivera, of Silver City; two brothers, Levi Acuna and his wife, Anita, of Santa Fe, and Gilbert G. Acuna and his wife, Rosa, of Silver City; two sisters, Candida Matz and her husband, Robert, of Detroit, and Tillie Tafoya-Sanchez and her husband, Martin, of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Tim Rotell, Terry Rote!! and his wife, Christine, Patrick Rotell, Yalecia Rotell, Loreena Ogas, Eileen Ogas, James E. Rivera and his wife, Sarah, Elizabeth Ann Perea and her husband, Edward, Miguel Ogas and Talysa Ogas; and SIX great-grandchildren, Drenda Rivera, Tiffany Rivera, Bianca Rivera, Megan Perea, Austin Rotell and McKenna Rotell. She is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joe and Rudy Acuna; and a sister Genevieve A Johnson. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren, James E Rivera, Tim, Terry and Patrick Rotell, Michael Ogas and James Garcia. Honorary bearers are her remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren. Entrusted to Baca痴.

OGAS: Estefana Calderon Ogas, 80, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 2, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Deming. Mrs. Ogas was a homemaker and communicant at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 5-7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 11 in the morning at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Richard Ogas and his wife, Margaret, of Lake Isabella, Calif., and Jesse Ogas of Santa Clara; three daughters, Teresa Nanez and her husband, Jim, of Blue Ridge, Texas, Rose Sloan and her husband, Michael, of Sherman, Texas, and Margie Ogas of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Natalia Hall of Santa Clara, Francisca Garza and her husband, Miguel, of Hurley, and Ricarda Martinez and her companion, David Ortiz, of Silver City; a brother-in-law, Cipriano Ogas of the Santa Rita, and -4 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tomas Ogas, on Dec. 26, 1998. Casket bearers will be Tom, Michael and Jesse Ogas, Anthony Romero, Tommy Gonzales and Cipriano Ogas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OGAS: Juanita Medrano Ogas, 89, a lifelong area resident, passed away Sunday at her home in Silver City. Visitation will be held this afternoon beginning at 3 at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels and the vigil service will be held there this evening at 7, led by Deacon Johnny Perez. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Gila with the Rev. Rod Nichols, pastor, officiating. She was born Feb. 8, 1907, in San Lorenzo. Mrs. Ogas was a communicant at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where she had been active in the Altar Society. She was a homemaker and was active in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Ogas, in 1962, and a son, Sam Ogas, in 1995. Surviving her are a daughter, Olivia Lewis of Silver City; 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Serving as pallbearers will be Leroy, Billy Ray, Jerry, Rick, Alfred, Patrick and Ronnie Lewis, and Sam Ogas Jr. Honorary bearers are Rudy Chapin Jr. and Ruben Jaurequi. Entrusted to the care of Baca s Funeral Chapel.

OGAS: Julia B. Ogas, 94, died Friday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1894, in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to Gila in 1900. In 1928, she and her husband, Reyes "Red" Ogas, moved to Silver City. Mrs. Ogas was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a homemaker. To those who knew her she was known as "Grandma Julia." Calling hours were held Sunday from 1-5:30 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at 7:30 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where Mass of the Christian burial was celebrated this morning at 10 with the Rev. Richard Lynch officiating. Interment followed in the Cliff-Gila Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are her five sons, C.B. Ogas of Santa Fe, Reyes B. Ogas Jr. of La Habra, Calif., Alfred B. Ogas of Farmington, Frank B. Ogas of Silver City and Lt. Col. John B. Ogas, retired, of Albuquerque; three daughters, Blanche O. Acosta of Silver City, Hope O. Maynes of Phoenix, Ariz., and Genevieve O. Montoya of Burke, Va.; 30 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 25, 1946, and by her sister, Olaya Peru, on April 27, 1978. Casket bearers were Manuel and Ronnie Acosta, Tom Maynes Jr., and Robert, Alfred, Billy, Arthur and John Ogas Jr. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OGAS: Lady Carmen L. Ogas, 79, a longtime resident of Garfield entered eternal life Tuesday at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She was born July 22, 1918, in Dwyer to Jose and Diega Lara. She was a homemaker. A devoted member of the Catholic Church, she was active in several church societies. She was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, invested in 1989, upon her confirmation by Pope John Paul II. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Adrian Ogas of the family home; three sons, Dickie Ogas and his wife, Cleofas of Derry, Herman Hector Ogas and his wife Toni of Omaha, Neb., and Edmund Ogas and his wife, Alice, of Garfield; one daughter Patsy Trujillo, and her husband. Henry, of Hatch: three brothers, Raymond Lara and his wife, Beverly, and Pete Lara, all of Las Cruces, and Mike Norero and his wife, Carrie, of Albuquerque; and three sisters, Cecilia Abila of Las Cruces, Marcy Otero and her husband, Felix, of Derry and Virginia Chacon of Faywood. Other survivors include numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Louise Ogas; three brothers, Genaro, Jose and Enrique Lara; and a sister, Isabel Perea. Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will he held the same evening at 7 in San Isidro Catholic Church in Garfield, where the funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 10 am. The Rev. Robert Power will officiate. The rite of committal and interment will follow in Garfield Cemetery where she will lay to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be her grandsons, Phillip and Jeffery Trujillo, and Edmund, Gilbert, Ricky and Michael Ogas. Honorary bearers will be Eric and Matthew Ogas. Entrusted to Baca痴.

OGAS: Louis Ogas, 79, a native of Gila died Monday at the Fort Bayard hospital. Survivors of the deceased are two brothers, Francisco Chavira of Bayard and Drauilo Diaz of Hurley; and one sister, Mrs. Ricardo Rodriguez of Hurley. A Rosary held at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary and Mass will be said at 9 am Wednesday in Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milan officiating. Burial will follow in the Catholic cemetery.

OGAS: Maria Natividad Ogas, 88, of Silver passed away Wednesday Dec. 2, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The rosary will be recited at 7 tonight Bright Funeral Home Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral Mass be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de I Catholic Church with Fat John Colgan officiating. Interment will be in St. V cent de Paul Catholic Church. Ms. Ogas was born Nov. 9, 1910, in Gila, daughter of Sylvester 0 and Juliana Saliz Ogas. Mrs. Ogas is survived by two sons, Eugene Ogas Montoya and his wife, Otilia, of Monte, Calif., and Alfred Ogas Sanchez and his wife Sally, of .Silver City; grandchildren, Alfred Sanchez Jr., Henry Sanchez, Randy Sanchez, Lori Goetz, Vangie Wade, Julie Montoya, Susan Montoya, Lou Montoya, Irene Montoya Bobby Martinez, Pete Martinez and Rosie Martinez; great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Ms. Ogas grew up Cliff, but spent most of her life in Silver City. She was member of St. Vincent Paul Catholic Church, and was a homemaker. Ms. Ogas was a very active woman and she was always helping people. Pallbearers for her service will be Alfred Sanchez Jr., Henry Sanchez Randy Sanchez, Sonny Ogas, Ronnie Lewis and Jay Lewis. Honorary bearer is Gerald Ogas. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OGAS: Petra Ogas, 81, died March 6 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Petra was born April 7, 1900 in Pinos Altos and was a lifetime resident of Grant County. She is survived by her son, Cipriano Ogas of Silver City; one step-son, Thomas Ogas of Central; one step-daughter, Martha Delagoof Hanover; a sister Cecilio Olivas; and two grandchildren. Services were March 8 at Wheeler Funeral Home, with Mass the next morning at St. Vincent de Paul. Burial followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. All arraignments by Wheeler Funeral Home.

OGAS: Stricken with a heart attack at his home, 405 East 13th St Saturday at 5 p m Reyes Ogas, Sr., well known and respected resident of Silver City since 1928, died, almost immediately. Mr. Ogas had been busy throughout the day with his motor trucking business, engaged in filling contracts for moving livestock to market, incident to heavy fall shipments, and had just returned home, when the fatal attack came. Born Sept. 7, 1893, at Gila, Mr. Ogas was a member of a pioneer Grant county ranch and farm family. At the age of 14 he entered the employ of Thomas Lyons, then one of New Mexico痴 largest ranch owners and cattlemen, for whom he worked until the tragic death of Mr. Lyons, who was murdered May 19, 1917, in El Paso. He attributed much of his success in later years to the business training he received from Mr. Lyons. He embarked in a trucking business at Gila in 1925 and also invested in a ranch and farm. In 1928 he sold his land holdings on the Gila River and moved to Silver City with his family to go into motor truck contracting and hauling on an extensive scale. His business grew into the largest trucking concerns in this part of the state which had expanded into a profitable business under his management, assisted by his sons. Surviving Mr. Ogas are his mother, Mrs. Ascension Ogas; his wife; Mrs. Acention Ogas; his sons Crecencio Reyes, Jr., Alfred, Frank and John; three daughters, Blanca, Espiranza and Genevieve; three brothers, Louis, Frank and Braulio and a sister, Mrs. Ricardo Rodriguez, Hurley; and a cousin, S. L Villarreal. Three of his sons served in World War II, Reyes, Jr. in the Navy, Alfred in the Air Forces, and Crecencio in the Army, all having fine records of which their father was justly proud. Funeral services were held Tuesday with high mass at St. Vincent de. Paul痴 Catholic Church, at 8:30 a. m., celebrated by Rev. Lindsey, parish pastor, followed by services at the family home at 3 pm, with interment in the Catholic cemetery directed by the Cox Mortuary. Active pallbearers were John McMillen, Bartley B; McDonald, Ben Deck, Albert Carrillo, GUS ----, Ben Deck, Jr. and honorary pallbearers Wayne Est駸, Robert Jackson, Elmo D McMillen, James S. Ryan, Fiske Harsh, Dale McCauley, Stewart Pinkerton, Lonnie Morrison.

OGAS: Visitation and funeral services were planned today in Safford, Ariz., for Romalda Ogas, 74, who entered into rest Tuesday. Mrs. Ogas was born Feb. 7, 1914 to Cecelia Enriquez and Ignacio Lopez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guillermo "Bill" Ogas, who died on Oct. 30, 1983. Survivors include a sister, Natividad Rodriguez of Bayard; a brother, Pilar Lopez, also of Bayard; four daughters, Carolina Arzate of El Paso, Texas, Senaida Ogas Rivera and Elsie Garza, both of Safford, and Angelita Ogas of Thatcher, Ariz.; four sons, Ernesto Ogas of Tucson, Ariz., Billy Ogas of Douglas, Ariz., and Efren and David Ogas of Safford; 35 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and services are at 7 tonight, both in the Caldwell Funeral Home in Safford. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Safford Cemetery.

OGAS: Rufus Ogas, 56, life-long resident of Gila, died Monday at the home of his sister, Miss Natividad Ogas, in Silver City. He was a retired maintenance employee of the Cliff-Gila schools. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Ogas; a son, Samuel Ogas and a daughter, Mrs. Olivia Lewis; 11 grandchildren; his sister, and two brothers, Vicente of Silver City and Max of Los Angeles. Rosary services were held Wednesday at the Gila Catholic Church, with mass Thursday at 10 a.m. and burial in the Gila Mesa cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

OGAS: Sammy Ogas, 64, a resident of Silver City passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1931 to Rufus and Juanita Medrano Ogas. He was a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Lillie; two daughters, Sylvia Ogas and Kathryn Ogas, both of California; a son Sam Ogas and his wife, Debbie, of California; two step-daughters, Terrie Madrid and Lisa Gonzales of California; his mother Juanita Ogas of Silver City; and a sister, Olivia Ogas Lewis of Silver City. Visitation will begin this evening in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel followed by the prayer vigil (rosary) at 7:30 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols celebrating. The rite of committal will follow at Gila Catholic Cemetery. The family selected Curtis-Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes

OGAS: Thomas Valencia Ogas, 90, a Santa Clara resident, entered eternal rest Saturday, Dec. 26, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Ogas was born Dec. 21, 1908, in Gila to George and Rafaela Ogas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Estefana Calderon Ogas of Santa Clara; a brother, Cipriano Ogas, and his wife, LaDonna, of Santa Rita; two sons, Richard R. Ogas and his wife, Margaret, of Lake Isabella, Calif., and Jesse 0. Ogas and Clara of Santa Clara; three daughters, Teresa O. Nanez and her husband, Jimmy, of Blueridge, Texas; Rosita O. Sloan and her husband, Michael, of Sherman, Texas, and Margie Ogas of Tucson, Ariz.; and dearly loved nieces and nephews. Mr. Ogas was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha O. Delgado of Santa Rita and his parents, George Ogas and Rafaela Gutierrez. Mr. Ogas retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in Santa Rita after 40 years of service. He worked at the Grant County Public Shooting Range for 10 years, pursuing one of his many hobbies. He enjoyed carpentry, reloading ammunition, hunting and fishing in his earlier years. After retirement, watching his favorite baseball team on television was one of his most treasured hobbies. His passion for gardening showed through his rose plants, lawn and fruit trees. Mr. Ogas embraced the joy of being with grandchildren, friends and family. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Gila Fish and Gun Club. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the prayer vigil starting at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The grave- side funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery with Deacon Perez officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jesse K. Ogas Jr., Thomas F. Ogas, Michael K. Ogas Sr., Jimmy S. Nanez Jr. and Andrew L. Ogas, and his great-grandson, Raymond Mendoza. Honorary bearers will be all his family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OGAS: Vicente S. Ogas, Sr., 73, died at Hillcrest Hospital Wed., Jan. 22, Mr. -----

OGAS: Mrs. Virginia G. Ogas, 56, died at her home in Silver city Saturday after a short Illness. She had resided in Grant County for 45 years. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul痴 Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Fr. J. O. Ordonez. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are three sons, Frank and Apolonio, Los Angeles, and Eligio; two daughters, Mrs. Manuela Torres and Mrs. Celia Provencio; three sisters, Mrs. Pablo Lucero, Mrs. Robert Roybal and Mrs. Everett Bustillos, and tour brothers, Ysidro, Florentino, Anastacio and Felix Gomez.

OGDEN: Jack P. Ogden, 78, a Deming resident, passed away Thursday, July 23, at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Visitation was held Sunday at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service was to be held today at 2 in the afternoon at Bethel Baptist Church in Deming with the Rev. W. Howard Meadows officiating. Concluding services and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Ogden was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Cedron, Texas, to Allen Ogden and Sue May Hill Ogden. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a former member of the board of trustees at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. He farmed in San Simon, Ariz., the occupation from which he retired. He was a 10-year resident of Deming, where he was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margie M. Ogden of Deming; a son Jack Robert Ogden of Oklahoma City; a sister, Jeffa, of Arlington VA; and three grandchildren, Karissa, Ryan and Evan Ogden. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Randolph Ogden and Parks Ogden. Serving as pallbearers were Ralph Coleman, Claude Fortenberry, Manuel Torres, Roy Singleton, Martin Miller and Lee Bouten. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels of Deming.

OGG: Marie Hoffman Ogg died June 19 at Fort Medical Center. Born June 9, 1900 in Kansas, she had been a resident of Fort Bayard for approximately one year. She is survived by her husband Horace W. Ogg of T or C. Graveside services were conducted at Fort Bayard under the direction of Rev. Michael West of the Calvary Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

OGLES: Floyd B. Ogles, 76, a Silver City resident for the passed 17 years died here Sunday following an illness. Mr. Ogles was formerly associated with E. Cosgrove, Inc. before his retirement here. He was an associate of the Wilmot Hardware Co. of Roswell for some 23 years before moving to Silver City. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Ogles is survived by his wife Marybelle of Silver City; a daughter Mrs. Josephine Chambers of Roswell; two grandsons, Dr. Richard Chambers of the University of California at Berkley and James Chambers of Roswell. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Feb. 20 with the Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Church of The Good Shepherd officiating. Grave interment services were held Feb. 21 in the South Park Cemetery at Roswell with military services and Dr. O.H. Dillion of the First Methodist Church of Roswell officiating.

OGLESBY: Funeral services for Jeff Oglesby, former resident of Pinos Altos, who died Saturday morning, January 15 in Phoenix, were held in that city at the Moore Mortuary Chapel on Monday. The Rev. Eaton officiated at the services and military burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Edna; a son of Phoenix and two daughters, Dorothy Ralston of California and Donna Ray Oglesby of Phoenix. Two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Williams of Silver City and Mrs. Garvin Conklin of Calapatria, California and two brothers, John of Pecos, Texas and Walter of Pinos Altos also survive. Mr. Oglesby, who was 57 at the time of his death, had been ill for several years. He was born in Pinos Altos and lived here until he moved to Phoenix twelve years ago. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oglesby and Mrs. Hazel William drove to Phoenix Sunday to attend the services and returned Monday evening.

OGLESBY: Joseph A. Oglesby, 63, of Burlington, N.C., died Monday. Survivors include a son, Ronald Oglesby of Silver City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington. Memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation at The Summit, Suite 309, 201 Summit View Drive, Brentwood, Tenn. 37027.

O辿ERON: Gene O辿eron, resident of Silver City for 56 years, died last Friday at Truth or Consequences, where he was spending several days. Death was caused by a heart attack. He was a retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., with a long and efficient record with the company. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Catherine O辿eron; a daughter Mrs. Mary Jean Appleyard of Torrance, Calif.; two sisters, Lydia McCune of San Diego Calif., and Mrs. Helen Piles of Chicago; two brothers, Jam Heron of Oceanside, Calif., and Tom Heron of Richmond, Ca. and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Ray Littlefield of Silver City. The Rev. Fr. Henry Saxon held a Rosary service Sunday in the chapel at the Curtis Mortuary with funeral services Monday at the Curtis Chapel, with the Re Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Burial was In Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers be Ray Littlefield, Bill Heron, Walter Ward, Mike Traynor, Monte Climer and W, Frazier.

O'HERON: Catherine Sandoval O'Heron, 89, died Sunday evening in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Silver City and was an educator for 40 years with the Cobre Consolidated Schools. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church. Survivors are one niece, Virginia Chavez of Anaheim, Calif.; one grandniece, Annie Conway of Las Cruces; one grandnephew, Willis E. Knowlton of Phoenix; one stepdaughter, Mary Jean Appleyard of Torrance, Calif.; four great-grandnieces, Sandra Henchar of Mesa, Ariz., and Gina Rodriguez, Michelle Knowlton and Nicole Knowlton, all of Phoenix; three great-great-grandnephews; and two great-great grandnieces. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, also in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, with the Rev. Michael Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, Silver City. Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Romero, Sam Acosta, Sam Grijalva Sr., Willis Knowlton, Benito Rodriguez Jr. and Don Henchar. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Duran, Simon Chavez, Lawrence Montoya, Leo Montoya Jr. and Earl Montoya. Arrangements are by Chapel of the Crosses Funeral Home in Las Cruces.

OHLWILER: Charles R. Ohlwiler, 83, of Silver City entered eternal rest the night of Sunday, March 29, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Camp Verde, Ariz. Mr. Ohlwiler was a concentrator foreman with Phelps Dodge prior to his retirement. He worked for Phelps Dodge for more than 44 years and was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Baca痴 Funeral Chapels, with Pastors David Prell and Ken Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Carson and husband. Jim, of Silver City, and Mary Reece and husband, Dan, of Portal, Ariz.; two brothers, Bill Ohlwiler and wife, Phyllis, and Don Ohlwiler and wife, Barbara, of Cottonwood, Ariz.; two sisters, Hazel Bean of Prescott, Ariz., and Earline Russell and husband, Lawton, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Derrick Carson and wife, Julie, of Houston, Devorie Griffiths and husband, Russ, of Portal, and Leann Kozeliski and husband, John, of Phoenix; --------------------, Danny and Nikki Griffiths, and Brandon and Brittney Kozeliski; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ohlwiler, in September 1997. Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Theis, Ron Wofford, John Owen, John Niccum, Ted Vaughn and Dale Rogers. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory -may be made to the American Heart Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

OHLWILER: Dorothy Ohlwiler, 80, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Wednesday at her home. She was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Jerome, Ariz., to Fred and Ida Boostrom Bergman. She was a member of Indian Hills Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, with the funeral service being held at 2 at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels. Pastor Kenneth B. Palmer will officiate. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Ohlwiler of Silver City; two daughters, Donna Carson and her husband, Jim, of Silver City, and Mary Reece and her husband, Dan, of Portal, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Derrick Carson and his wife, Julie, of Houston, Devorie Griffiths and her husband, Russ, of Portal, and Leann Kozeliski and her husband, John, of Phoenix; and four great-grandchildren Danny and Nikki Griffiths and Brandon and Brittney Kozeliski. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David and Ivan Bergman and a sister, Rhoda Robinson. Casket bearers will be John Niccum, Ron Wofford, David Fischer, John Carter, John Owens and Steve Topmiller. Honorary hearers are Dennis Theis and Jim Payfle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Indian Hills Baptist Church Building Fund. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

OJINAGA: Jose A. Ojinaga, 81, of Santa Rita, died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Kennecott Copper Corp. of Santa Rita and had been a resident of Grant County for more than 48 years. He is survived by his wife; five sons, Anselmo, Ramon, Miguel, all of Santa Rita, Jose, Jr. of Los Angeles and Vicente of Santa Fe; three daughters, Mrs. Manuel Garcia, Mrs. Arturo Costales and Mrs. Israel Torres, all of Santa Rita; and a brother, Abraham Marquez of Gila. Twenty-four grandchildren also survive. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Santa Rita Catholic Church and funeral mass was held at 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning. Burial services were at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Hanover cemetery with the Cox Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

OJINAGA: Death last Wednesday night claimed Mrs. Josefa R. Ojinaga, 71, who had lived in Santa Rita or 47 years. She was born in Mexico. Rosary services were held at the Santa Rita Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. Pedro Ruiz, officiating, followed by mass and burial n the Hanover cemetery, the Rev. J. 0. Ordonez, officiating. Surviving are five sisters, Anselmo, Ramon, Migue1, Santa Rita; Jose Jr., Los Angeles; Vicente, Santa Fe ; three daughters, Mrs. Manual Garcia, Mrs. Arturo Costales and Mrs. Israel Torres Santa Rita; 25 grandchildren, and a brother, Miguel Ruelas, living in Mexico.

OJINAGA: Josephine B. Ojinaga, 70, died Friday morning in El Paso, Texas. She was born in Hurley and was a resident of Grant County most of her life. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors are two sons, Raymond Ojinaga and Larry Ojinaga of Bayard; four sisters, Antonia Gonzales of Westchester, Calif., Manuela Guerra of Montebello, Calif., Carmen Zapata of Duarte, Calif., and Consuelo Chagolia of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Vicente Billagrana of Garden Grove, Calif. and four grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Benito Suan. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 am Monday with the Rev. Thomas Peru officiating. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as pallbearers will be Ramon Sias, Richard Ojinaga, Frankie Costales, Richard Zamora, Steve Armendariz and Lorenzo Teran. Honorary pallbearers will he her four grandchildren, Jonathan Ojinaga, Benjamin Ojinaga, Shannon Ojinaga and Daniel Ojinaga, and Jose Salaiz, Cosme Perez, Robert Zapeda, Stuart Liebman and Jesus Chacon. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

OJINAGA: Maria Gonzales Ojinaga, 67, of Central died Friday. She is survived by her husband, Miguel R. Ojinaga of Central; her mother, Concepcion Perez and her husband, Otilio; three sons, Mike Ojinaga and wife, Teresa, of Paramount, Calif., their family: Josie and Rene Garcia, Michael and Troy Ojinaga, Gilbert and Rini Ojinaga, Maria and Flavio Castillo, and Julie, Cecilia and Joanna Ojinaga; Tony Ojinaga and wife, Mary Lou, of Central and their family: Tony Ojinaga Jr., Rudy Ojinaga, Dina and Paul Jasso, and Arlene and David Castanon; and Robert Ojinaga and wife, Ida, from Las Cruces, sons: Ruben, Bobby and Anthony Ojinaga; one daughter, Virginia Gonzales and husband, Moises, from La Mirada, Calif., and sons: Moises Gonzales Jr., Patrick and wife, Ada; one sister, Evangelina Ruiz and husband, Tom, from Livermore, Calif., and their family: Sonny and Yvonne; two brothers: Saul Gonzales and wife, Cecilia, from Los Angeles and their family: Phillip, Teresa and Erlinda; Gumercindo Perez and wife, Marie, from La Mirada and family: Steven and Fernando; five sisters-in-law: Lupe Costales of Central and family, Soledad Garcia of Silver City and family, Dolores Torrez of Las Cruces and family, Elisa Ojinaga of Montury Park and family, and Priscilla Ojinaga of La Puente and family; one brother-in-law, Vicente Ojinaga and wife, Celia, of Santa Fe and family, two nephews: Raymond Ojinaga and family, and Larry Ojinaga and family; nine great-grandchildren: Miguel, Mathew, Adam, Andrew, Brian and Ozzie Ojinaga, Melissa Garcia, Rosalie Castillo and Channel Jasso; and several aunts and uncles and many, many cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Gonzales, and his daughters, Rosalina, Josephine and Corrine. Arrangements are pending with Wheeler Funeral Home.

OJINAGA: Ramon Ojinaga died recently at Hillcrest General Hospital. Funeral services are pending at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

OJINAGA: Robert "Tito Gonzales Ojinaga, 47, of Las Cruces entered into rest Tuesday in Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born Aug. 19, 1947, in' Santa Rita and had resided in Las Cruces for the past 12 years. Mr. Ojinaga was medically retired from White Sands Missile Range. He was a 1966 Cobre High School graduate, and a U.S. Army veteran, having served an 18-month tour of duty in Vietnam. Calling hours were from 2-4 this afternoon in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at Fort Bayard with the Rev. Paulas Kao officiating. The rite of Committal will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Veteran痴 honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. Survivors include his father, Miguel Ojinaga of Central; his wife, Ida C. Ojinaga of Las Cruces; three sons, Ruben C. Ojinaga with the U.S. Army in Fort Carson, Cob., Robert D. Ojinaga of Las Cruces and Anthony A. Ojinaga of Las Cruces; two brothers, Miguel Ojinaga of Paramount, Calif., and Tony Ojinaga of Central; and one sister, Jinnie Ojinaga of La Mirada, Calif. Casket bearers will be Albert Rodriguez, Willie Andazola, David Benavidez, Bobby Martinez, John Esqueda and Frank Morales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OJINAGA: Tony E "Booboo" Ojinaga Jr. 34, formerly of Santa Clara, and a resident of Los Angeles for 15 years, died Sunday. He was the son of Mary Lou and Tony Ojinaga of Santa Clara. He is survived by a brother, Rudy Ojinaga of Santa Clara; two sisters, Dina Jasso and her husband, Paul, of Santa Clara. and Arlene Castanon and her husband, David, of Bayard; his maternal grandmother1 Rose Esquibel of Hanover, his paternal grandfather Mike Ojinaga of Santa Clara; four nieces, Itanefle, Ashley, Shae and Stevie; two nephews, Anthony and Andrew; and numerous aunts and uncles. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Santa Clara Catholic Church on Saturday, July 20, at 10am. with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating.

OLANDER: Albert "Buster" Olander, 66, a resident of Tyrone, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Nov. 3, 1924. Mr. Olander in April 1990 retired as a carpenter from the Phelps Dodge Tyrone Branch. He had lived in Grant County for 17 years, coming here from Bisbee, Ariz. Mr. Olander served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Elks Club. Survivors include four sons, Don Olander, Jim Olander and Ken Olander, all of Bisbee, and David Olander of North Carolina; four daughters, Phyllis Richardson, Shirley Seng and Jackie Towle, all of Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara Perkins of Colorado; two brothers, Phil Olander and Carl Olander, both of Bisbee; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill Olander, in 1982. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Dugan Funeral Chapel in Bisbee. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Desert Rest Cemetery in Bowie, Ariz. Arrangements are by Dugan Funeral Chapel.

OLDHAM: Mrs. Edith. M. Oldham, 83, passed away Friday, July 15, at, Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Oldham was a native of Kansas, and was a resident of Truth or Consequences at the time, of her death. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Oldham of Truth or Consequences, a son, Orval 0. Oldham of Silver City, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Mallie Moore of Des Moines. NM and Mrs. Hazel Oldham of Grenville, NM and two brothers, Fred Mahnnah of Clayton and Earl Mahnnah of Raton. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18 in Clayton with burial following in the Grenville Cemetery in Grenville, NM Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

OLDHAM: Gary Lee Oldham, 34, died in Morenci, AZ. Gary was born in El Paso, TX but was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shephard (Episcopal). Gary is survived by his wife, Monica Oldham of Silver City, one son, Justin Oldham of Silver City, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Oldham of Silver City, one sister, Julie Oldham of Roswell and his maternal grandmother, Maggie Pennington of Humbolt, NE. Graveside funeral services were held at Memory Lane Cemetery with Father Gerald Griffin officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Smith, David Bacho, Tom Solenberger, Lee Vesley, Terry Bock and Randy Schneider. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Trewern, Woody Shinn, Charles Munoz, Charlie Howard, James Carson, and Bill Shinn. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

OLDHAM: Harriett Faye Oldham, 72, a 40-year resident of Silver City, died at her residence Sunday. The daughter of Harry and Maggie Wanrow Pennington, she was born in Humboldt, Neb., Aug. 20, 1923. Her son, Gary Oldham, her parents, and three sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Orval, of the home; one daughter, Julie Maben, and her husband, Johnny, of Roswell; one grandson, Justin Oldham of Silver City; a granddaughter of Los Lunas; a daughter-in-law, Monica Oldham of Silver City; two brothers, Pete Pennington and Jack Pennington, both of Humboldt; and two sisters, Gloris Johnson of El Paso, Texas, and Ardis See of Wauchula, Fla. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and her pastors the Rev, Robert Bellows, will officiate at her services Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Members of the Lions Club will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today in the Curtis-Bright chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice, in memory of Harriett Oldham. Family members selected Curtis Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

OLDHAM: Oscar Oldham died Aug. 23, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Oldham was born Oct. 31, 1892, in Buchcreek, KY. He had ranched all of his life around Grenville, N.M. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Oldham was preceded in death by his wife, Edith. Mr. Oldham was sent to Grenville for burial. He lay in state at the Schooler and Gordon Mortuary in Clayton Tuesday afternoon and graveside services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Mr. Oldham is survived by one son, Orval O. Oldham of Silver City: six grandsons, Gary Oldham of Silver and Rosco Vaughn and Paul Vaghn of EL Paso, John Vaughn of Cloudcroft and Dean Vaughn of Albuquerque: one grand-daughter, Julie Oldham of El Paso and eight great-grandchildren. Local arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

OLINAR: Ysidro S. Olinar, 63, passed away Wednesday at his home in Orange County, Calif. He is born in Dwyer in 1923. He is survived by two daughters, Christin Macias and Irene Gaw and three grandchildren of Orange county; a sister and brother-in-law, Juan and Manuela Aguirre of Central; nephew and nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Aguirre of Fierro and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Torres; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Araiza and Jesse Aguirre of Central; and Mr. and Mrs. Manual Baeza and Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Garcia of Deming. He is also survived by 60 grandnieces and grandnephews. Services are pending in Orange County.

OLIPHANT: Harvey Andrew Oliphant, 85, of Silver City passed away Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

OLIPHANT: Margaret Miller Oliphant died peacefully in her home Sunday, June 20, at age 84. She worked in the Cobre School District for 21 years, from 1953 to 1974. She taught English to junior high and high school students and later became the head of her department. She lived in Silver City for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Congregational Church of Silver City. She enjoyed playing the piano, caring for animals and reading. She was born in Hannibal, MO, and spent much of her childhood in Iowa. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Grinnell College and a master's degree in education. She served as the dean of women at Adrian College in Michigan in 1940. During the last four years of her life, she was lovingly cared for in her home by Coordinated Care Services staff, who became like a family to her. She is survived by cousins in Missouri, Iowa, California and Washington. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OLIVAREZ: Hipolito Martin Olivarez, 87, a resident of Bayard, passed away Saturday in Silver city. Mr. Olivarez is survived by two sons, Stanley Olivarez and his wife, Dora, of Brentwood, Calif., and David Olivarez of Phoenix, Ariz.; four daughters, Jessie Garcia of Tucson, Ariz., Delfina Flores of Miami, Ariz., and Rebecca Guerrero and Rosa Aguilar, both of Globe, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Olivarez was a great father and a responsible man. Visitation will be today from 4-6 p.m. in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m., also in the chapel, with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

OLIVAS: Cecelia G Olivas, 95, of Silver City left her earthly body to be united with her heavenly father Sunday, Oct. 3, at Silver City Care Center. She was born July 9, 1904, in Pinos Altos to Bruno and Lucia Gomez. Mrs. Olivas was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will begin at 5 in the evening Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 6. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Matias, Rito, Galdino and Raymond Olivas; four daughters, Teresa Flores, Margret Snoeberger and her husband, William, Mary Altamirano and Grace Cervantes; 38 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Galdino Olivas, and by three brothers and five sisters. Casket hearers will be Rudy Altamirano, Raymond Altamirano, Luis Olivas, Ronnie Olivas, David Abalos Jr. and Steve Abalos. Honorary bearers are Eddie and Willie Bustillos, Leopoldo and Gilbert Olivas, and Robert Abalos. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OLIVAS: Estella Olivas, 62, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

OLIVAS: Galdino C. Olivas Sr., 78, died in Las Cruces. Galdino, who had a great love for music, was born in 1906 in Mexico and was a resident of Grant County since 1919, where he was a communicant of Saint Vincent's Catholic Church. Mr. Olivas is survived by his wife, Cecilia Olivas of Silver City; four daughters, Teresa Flores of Atlantic Beach, Fl., Mary Altamirano of Artesia, Calif., Grace Serventes of Bakersfield, CA., Margaret Snoeberger of Albuquerque; four sons, Matias Olivas, Pito Olivas, Galdino Olivas Jr, and Ramon Olivas all of Silver City; one sister, Fernanda Acosta; two brothers, Chaparro Olivas and Carlos Chaparro Olivas; 36 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated. Both services were held at Saint Vincent's De Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Aurelio Leyba, Neto Triviso, Frank Miranda, Ramon Arsola, Chuy Vega and Jerry Bustillos. Honorary pallbearers were Mickey Grado Sr., Armando Miranda and Chevo Abeyta. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

OLIVER: Word has been received by Mrs. Clara Oliver of the death of her brother-in-law Allen Oliver, on Dec. 29 in Washington State as the result of a heart attack. As a young man he lived is Santa Rita with his family. Ony last October he and his family visited in Silver City. Mr. Oliver is survived by his widow two daughters, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary C. Oliver, Ganada, Ariz, Mrs. P J Reynolds, Phoenix, Aria; and Mrs. Harry Simpson, Greeley Co.

OLIVER: Daniel W. "Danny" Oliver, 40, a resident of San Lorenzo, enter eternal rest Friday, June He was born Oct. 2, 1958, Louis and Myrtle Oliver. 1976 Cobre High School graduate, he owned and operated Oliver drilling and Well Service. He was married for 21 years to Debb (Black) Oliver. Mr. Oliver was a hard-working man who believed a man was only as good as his word and conducted his business on a handshake. He was dedicated family man who enjoyed children and was friend to many. He will be greatly missed and his memory will carry on through those who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held Tuesday June 8, at 2 p.m. at Baca' Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. David Goble officiating. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his children, Wayne and Kelly Jo, of the home; his parents, Louis and Myrtle Oliver of San Lorenzo; his maternal grandmother, Nina Jacobson also of San Lorenzo; two sisters, Sudie Oliver of Glen Dale, Calif., and Nina Biebelle and her husband Randy, of Corona, N.M.; his in-laws, Greg and Jo Lynn Black of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Buddy and Deanna Eby of Faywood, and Bobby and Lora Black of Frankfurt, Ohio; five nephews, Brandon Biebelle, Trent and Walker Eby, and Robert and Jake Black; and one niece, Ashley Black. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to The New Mexico Farm and Livestock Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 20004, Las Cruces, NM 88004. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OLIVER: Martha Lenore, Oliver, 66, of Mimbres passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, in Anthony, Texas, at the home of her daughter, The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Bright Funeral Home with Pastors David Oliver and Rod Chandler officiating. Internment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Oliver was born April 8, 1932, in Hamilton, Texas, the daughter of Buster Hedgpeth and Annabelle Baker Hedgpeth. She married Don Curtis Oliver on June 30, 1950, in Lovington. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Jimmy Oliver and his wife, Stephanie, of Silver City, and Jackie Oliver of Anna, Texas; one daughter, Lee Ann Bray, and her husband, Buddy, of Anthony; twin brothers, Coy Hedgpeth and his wife, Lorraine, of Odessa Texas, and Roy Hedgpeth and his wife, Sharon of Houston; four beloved grandchildren, Dustie and T.J. Oliver of Silver City, and Katie and Steven Bray of Anthony; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Oliver was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Valton Hedgpeth. Martha and Don Oliver were a ranching family, who moved to Mimbres in the early 1960s. They were founding members of Rio Mimbres Baptist Church, where she devoted many years as the church pianist, Sunday school teacher, and beloved friend to her church family and neighbors. She loved music and spent many years teaching piano lessons. Mrs. Oliver loved sports and will be remembered for her eagerness to participate in volleyball, tennis and baseball games. She was a devoted wife and mother, a loving and faithful friend to many, and a beloved grandmother who always had time for her grandchildren. Mrs. Oliver's sweet spirit and her love for her Lord was evident in all she did, and in these many months of illness, her faith in God shone through to her family, friends, doctors, and all those who came in contact with her. Her family rejoiced in her life and rejoices in her release from earthly suffering and her arrival in her eternal home. The family requests her friends to join in this celebration. Pallbearers will be Cary Hartman, Coy Hartman, Mike Vaughan, Mark Osborn, Ken Rose and Otis McClanahan. Entrusted to Bright.

OLIVER: Miss Mary Oliver, 86, died last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital 全he was a widely, respected retired racher who had an outstanding record in education. Born in Illinois,, she came to Grant County In 1904, and I 1909 Joined the staff of the New Mexico Normal School, after recieving a degree in pedagogy and also had a bachelor, and master痴 degree from Columbia University, and became a teacher In, the Normal School, and thereafter served in missionary work in Ariz.; and later became active in the Normal School library. In 1962. Miss Oliver was paid tribute by 36 civic clubs and organizations, by her selection as Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Besides her year, of teaching and library work, she, was vitally intested in community activities. She was an officer of the AAUW, The Silver City Business and Professional Women痴 Club, and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Harry Simpson of Ft. Collins, Colo.; several nephews and nieces, Including Mrs. James Turner of Silver City and Mrs. Elizabeth Bigbee of Carlsbad. Funeral services were held Monday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Paul Bobb of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

OLIVER: Memorial services for Robert William 釘obby Oliver who died Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev., will be held at the Davis Funeral Home, Las Vegas, at 4 p.m., Friday; and in Silver City at the Elks Lodge at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29. His remains were cremated. The urn with ashes will be buried in the family plot at the Masonic Cemetery. Mr. Oliver died unexpectedly at his Las Vegas home. At the time of his death he was employed as an electrical engineer with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory of the University of California at the Nevada nuclear test site. He was born in Central on Nov. 29, 1917. He attended primary and secondary schools in Grant County, graduating from Silver High School (then Teachers College High School) in 1931. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. During the course of his career he worked for KSIL radio, Kennecott Copper Corp., taught four years at Texas A and M, and was an electrical contractor in Silver City. Prior to joining the Lawrence Livermore staff he was with the Reynolds Electric Co., an Atomic Energy Commission contractor at Mercury, Nev. Oliver was exalted ruler of the local Elks Lodge 1961-62. Preceding him in death was his wife, the former Marion Conway, in May, 1984. They were married July 4, 1941. Mr. Oliver is survived by a son, Michael Oliver of Fredonia, Ariz.; a daughter, Ruth Alice Feryok of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Turner of Silver City, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bigbee of Carlsbad; and a sister-in-law Alice Kelsey also of Silver City. Contributions may be made to the Elks Lodge, Silver city.

OLIVER: Daniel Louis Oliver, 80, died April 7 at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Oliver was born Oct. 2, 1903 in Menard, TX, the son of William Louis and Era Miller Oliver. He was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Loree Oliver of San Lorenzo; one daughter, Wilma June Hoffman of Anchorage, Alaska; one son, Louis Lee Oliver of San Lorenzo; a sister, Sudie Kingston of Toyahvale, TX; two brothers, Eddie Lee Oliver of Balmorhea, TX; four grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Mr. Oliver lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. David Goble, pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Cliff officiated. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Greg Black, Harlie Cox, Johnny Menard, Charles Disert, Chris Dominguez and C.J. Law. Honorary pallbearers were Jake Menard, A.V. Youngblood, Herbert Lett, Walter Biebelle, Bill Graham, Buddy Eby, George Lee and A.G. Robinson. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

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OLIVER: George Leon Oliver, 76, of Silver City, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Oliver better known as Big George or Butch was born in Charleston, IL, on Jan, 25, 1911 to Grover and Grace Oliver. He was raised in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he moved to Grant County in 1942 where he worked as a butcher, and later at Chino Mines. He retired from Chino in 1973. He was affectionately known as "The Peddler" to many citizens of Grant County. Survivors include his wife, Margaret M. Oliver of Silver City; two daughters, Georgia Bearup and Billie Jean Behrens, also of Silver City; one son, James Fleming Oliver of Albuquerque; two sisters, Dorris Lundine of Hamett, Calif., and Sarah Davidson of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a nephew, Joseph Oliver McDowell of Denver, Colo.; a niece, Becky Karlson of Stanford, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Michael Bearup, Patrick Bearup, John Behrens, Larry Behrens, Eric Olan Leon Oliver and Correna Lynn Oliver. Mr. Oliver will lie in state today from 3-5 p.m. Funeral services will be in the Curtis-Bright chapel at 10:00 a.m. Friday, with interment to follow in the Gila Mesa Cemetery. Jim Goodwin and the Rev. C.M.Henderson will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be Steve Bearup, Jim Oliver, Carroll Jacobs, Michael Bearup, Patrick Bearup and Clinton Phillips. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OLIVER: Katie L. Oliver, 83, died Wednesday, May 16, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Oliver was born in Putnam, Texas, and has lived in the Mimbres area for 17 years. She was a member of the Rio Mimbres Baptist Church. Mrs. Oliver is survived by three sons, William Russell Oliver of Van Horn, Texas, Charles W. Oliver of Bentonville, Arkansas, Don C. Oliver of Mimbres, ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Reverend Ira Turner and Reverend Wayne Blanton officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Oliver, Fay Flinn, Jimmy D. Oliver, Buddy Bray, Jackie Oliver and Doug Osborn.

O'LOUGHLIN: Barbara Ann O'Loughlin, 58, died Saturday en route to Sierra Medical Center from Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. O'Loughlin was born in Highland, California and had been a resident of Grant County for 29 years, where she was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, a member of the National Federation of Republican Women and the Altar Society. She devoted much of her time to helping the March of Dimes, the Fort Bayard Medical Center and St. Mary's Academy. Prior to moving to Grant County, Mrs. O'Loughlin served in the United States Navy during World War II, where she met her husband, Michael O'Loughlin of the Royal Air Force of England. After the war they made their home in California before moving to Grant County. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970. Mrs. O'Loughlin is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Correa of British Columbia, Mrs. Mary Calderon and Mrs. Fiannoula Villella of Nutrioso, Arizona, Mrs. Madeline Acosta of Casper, Wyoming, Mrs. Norah Hood of Pinos Altos, Roberta O'Loughlin of Bayard, two sons, John O'Loughlin of Silver City, Michael O'Loughlin of Albuquerque and 14 grandchildren. Rosary recitation was said Tuesday evening in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Wednesday morning in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Father Miguel Macaya officiating at both services. Burial followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were John Stermer, Dan White, Frank Heslin and Chet Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Lynn Detweiler, John Simons and Elias Gomez. The family asks that donations in her name be made to the American Heart Association or the Red Cross.

O鱈OUGHLIN: Michael J. O鱈oughlin, 40, suffered a fatal heart attack in El Paso September 22. Mr. O鱈oughlin was a native of Sutton, Surrey England, and had been a resident of Bayard for the past six years. At the time of his death he was employed by Control Data Corporation of El Paso. Survivors include his widow Barbara Ann of Bayard: two sons, John and Michael, both of Bayard; six daughters; Mrs. Rosalie Correa of British Columbia, Madeline Mary, Brigid, Norah and Roberta, all of Bayard and one granddaughter. Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 9 a. m. Saturday Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery of Silver City with the Rev. Fr. Adrian St. Charles officiating. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Mary痴 Interparochial School.

OLSON: Agnes Pruit Olson, 85, a life long Grant County resident, entered life eternal Saturday evening at Sunset Vista Nursing Home. She was born in Pearl, N.M., on Jan. 11, 1911, to the late Charlie and Ada Pruit. Mrs. Olson owned the Santa Rita Beauty Shop until 1962, then became a partner at the Beauty Inn for many years. She was an active member of the Silver City Woman's Club and a member of Eastern Star. A. memorial servie will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Survivors include her son, Chuck Olson, and his wife, Kathy, of Mimbres; a sister, Clarabelle Gore of Deming; three grandsons, Lanny Olson and his wife Jill, Matt Olson and his wife, Patty and Michael Olson, all of Silver City; two great granddaughters, Ashley and Jennifer Olson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Olson, in 1958; three brothers, Curry, Con and Geter Pruit; and two sisters, Opal Easley and Tommie Goodwin. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Silver City Woman's Club. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OLSON: Miss Alma D. Olson, of El Paso, 64, died Tuesday at Fort Bayard Veteran Hospital. She was a veteran of World War I and a teacher. Nearest of kin is a sister, Miss Jennie Olson, El Paso. Harding & Orr Mortuary of EL Paso is in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial will take place in El Paso.
Rosary for Mrs. Sayde Olson, 88, was said in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel at 6pm March 3 with funeral mass being recited at Francis Newman Center at 9:30 Saturday. Internment followed in Memory Lane cemetery with the Rev Fr Phillip Van Engelen officiating. Casket bearers were L R Hunter, Jesse Bingaman, Wilson Kelly, John Sanchez, William Shanahan, and Richard Goldsmith. Mrs. Olson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ray Brancheau of Glenwood; nine grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; one brother, and one sister.

OLSON: Clarence E. Olson, 54, a foreman the past eight years at Santa Rita operations of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. died Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites was the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church Ritualistic graveside services in Masonic cemetery were held by Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No.44. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes T. Olson; a son, Charles; mother, Mrs. Daisy Olson, Davenport, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Chapman, Davenport, and Mrs. Ida Williams, Kansas City, MO.

OLSON: Peter Olson, 87, father of Mrs. Ray Brancheau, died the past week at the Brancheau residence where he and his widow, Mrs. Sarah Olson had been making their home for the past five years. Mr. Olson was a native of Manistee, Mich. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors other than his widow are a daughter and nine grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren A Rosary was said In the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. The funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

O'MARY: Fairy Dee O'Mary, 69 a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Tinsn, Ark., the daughter of Roy and Virginia Turner. She married Noah M. O'Mary on June 6, 1942, in Harrell, Ark., and they later moved to Silver City to make their home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Noah M. O'Mary of the home; three ., sons, Jimmy O樽ary and his wife, Pat, and their, daughter, Lisa, of Albuquerque, John O'Mary and his wife, Kathi, and their children, Michael and Diane, of Enterprise, Ala., and David O'Mary and his children, Jerimy and Chris, of the home; and her daughter, Tina Guerra, and her husband, Willie, and their children, Chariti and Amber, of Tacoma, Wash. She is also survived by six brothers, Kenneth Turner of Malveen, Ark., Turner of Eldorado, Ark., Jack Turner of. Harrell, Blaun Turner of Harrison, Ark., Roy Turner Jr. of Louisiana and Harold Turner of Harreil; and by her sister, Edith Newton of Hampton, Ark. The funeral service was to be held this afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Pastor Jesse Liles officiating. Burial was to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were to be John Carter, Don Lee, Dale Rogers, Ed Hellickson, Vern Crosley and Ollie McCrary. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

O'MARY: Richard Eugene O'Mary 31, died Wednesday, August 16, at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. O'Mary a native of Hampton, Ark., was a resident of Silver City at the time of his death. He is survived by two daughters, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah O'Mary of Silver City, a sister, Mrs. Tina Joy Guerra of Silver City, three brothers, James Donald O'Mary of Albuquerque, John Alfred O'Mary of El Paso, and David Paul O'Mary of Silver City. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 18, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dick Ross officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Marion Crumbley, Chet Brown, Charlie Jameson, Henry (Boug) Thomas, Dick Wolf and Bob Beck.

ONDA: John Onda, 80, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday, April 20, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Denver. Mr. Onda was a railroad engineer for 39 years for the Nickel Plate Railroad, retiring in 1979. He was a Mason for 34 years. Cremation has taken place by Baca痴 Mimbres Crematorium and inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Survivors include his three children, William A. Onda and his wife, Lynn, of Silver City, Cecilia A. Lockhart and her husband, John, of Wellesley, Mass., and John W. Onda and his wife, Devada, of Santa Fe, Texas; his close friend, Virginia Heron of Silver City; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. Onda was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia Geraldine Onda, in August 1989. He will he greatly missed by his family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

O'NEAL: Bill J. O'Neal, a former Silver City businessman, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, in Lubbock, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Anita, of Lubbock; and his daughter, Patricia, and his son, Jerry, both of Los Angeles. There will be a memorial Service Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Mahon Library Cassette Fund of Lubbock.

O'NEAL: Ralph O誰eal died recently at the White Mountain Community Hospital in Springerville, AZ, at the age of 69. Born on Dec. 25, 1914 in Marble City, Ok, he was a resident of Reserve and a laborer for the saw mill there. He was an avid lover of sports including fishing and hunting as well he was an active wood-worker. He is survived by his wife, Nora Mae O'Neal of Reserve; two sons, Jerry Don of Reserve and Bobby Wayne of Fort Worth, TX; four grandchildren; two brothers, Harley of Reserve and Leroy of Asher, OK and two sisters, Mirt Cole and Helen Baird both of Asher. Services were held at the Baptist Church in Reserve with Dr. Ray Perdue officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Jewkes Mortuary of Springerville.

O'NEAL: Welch O'Neal, 74, a resident of Palestine, Texas, and former resident of Hurley, passed away Tuesday in Palestine. He was an employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. in Hurley for several years. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite O'Neal of Palestine; a daughter, Peggy Ann Richardson, also of Palestine; a son, Michael O'Neal, of San Diego, Calif., three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Paul Hill of Las Cruces, Carl Hill of Tucson, and Gerald Hill of Deming. Services were held today in Palestine.

ONTIVEROS: Epifiana Ontiveros, 87, a lifelong resident of Grant County, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She is survived by two sisters, Elisa O. Carrasco and Beatrice O. Hernandez, both of Silver City. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be said by Deacon Johnnie Perez at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be said Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Frank Carrasco, Robert Carrasco, David Carrasco, Manuel Carrasco, Jr., Lorenzo Candelaria and K. Ray Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank T. Gonzales, Jr., Jeffrey Carrasco, David Garcia, Edward Carrasco, Daniel Carrasco, Manuel Carrasco III, Rodger Carrasco, R. Dean Carrasco, James Chavez, and remaining family members and friends. Family members selected Curtis-Bright-Wheeler Funeral Home to serve them.

ONTIVEROZ: Mrs. Maria Ontiveroz, 75, died in a Silver City hospital last Thursday. She had lived in Santa Rita for 55 years. Rosary services were held Sunday evening in the Santa Rita Catholic Church. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday in the church, followed by burial in the Hanover cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Epifiana Ontiveroz, Mrs. Liza Carrasco and Mrs. Frank Hernandez, of Santa Rita; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

OPGENORTH: Funeral services were held Monday in Deming at the Mahoney Funeral Home for Henry Opgenorth, pioneer resident of Sierra County, who passed away at Olney, Texas last week while visiting a daughter. The rites were conducted by the Rev. H. E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church. Burial took place in the Masonic plot in Mountain View cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hattie Colson Opgenorth, and a daughter, Mrs. Jack McKnight, Throckmorton, Texas.

OPPEN: Phillip Orlando Oppen, 62, resident south of Deming died at his home recently. He was born March 5, 1922 in Lake Crystal, Minn. and was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was retired from electrical auto repair and moved to Deming five years ago from Bellevue, WA. In Deming he was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Luna County Gem and Mineral Society and delivered the Las Cruces Sun News. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Pastor Edward Richmeyer officiated and interment followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Oppen of the home; mother, Althea Oppen, Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, Gary Oppen, Redmond, WA. and Roger Oppen, Kirkland, WA; two daughters, Jo Ann Dahlstrom, Apple Valley, Minn. and LaJean Sylvers, Brooklyn Park, MN; two brothers, Gerhardt Oppen, M.D., Tacoma, WA, Col. Melvin Oppen, M.D., Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Lillian Field, Minneapolis, Minn. and Agnes Flom, Scottsdale, AZ and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wilmont True, Konrad Schubert, Steve Bradbury, Merle Bradbury, Cecil Guthrie and Paul Juergens. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

OROSCO: Mrs. Eva Orosco, 38, of Fort Bayard died Friday, at Fort Stanton while visiting her husband, a patient at the hospital. Survivors are her husband, Ysabel, three sons, Eddie Joe, Tony and Lorenzo, and three daughters, Lucy, Teresa and Socorro of Bayard; six sisters, Mrs. Mary P Allen, and Mrs. Larry De La O of Bayard and Mrs. Manuel Roybal of Las Cruces,--------

OROSCO: Mrs. Inez H Orosco, 69, of San Lorenzo, died Tuesday night in Deming Memorial Hospital She was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Survivors are six daughters; Silvestre De La O, Mrs. Marie Rascon, Isabel, Juanita, Josephina and Manuelita Orosco; three sons, Jimmy, Jesus, and Jose, Orosco; 29 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Luz Alvarado. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

ORDONEZ: Death last Saturday summoned Mrs. Carolina Ordonez, 92, at the family home in Bayard. Rosary services were held Monday at 7:30 in her home, followed Tuesday at 4:30 with funeral services at the Infant Jesus Catholic church in Hurley and burial in the Hurley cemetery. The Cox Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements. Rev. Fr Ramon Estevill conducted the services. Surviving are a son, Antonio Ordonez, a daughter, Mrs. Maria Martinez of Bayard; a brother, Trinidad Ordonez, Las Cruces, arid a sister, Mrs. Carmen Gutierrez, Ojos Azules, Chihuahua, Mexico; 13 nephews and nieces; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 45 grand nephews and grand nieces.

ORDONEZ: Frank C. Ordonez, 79, a resident of Bayard entered eternal life Tuesday Dec 1 at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb 9 1919 in Hurley to the late Antonio and Angelita (Ochoa) Ordonez. Mr. Ordonez was a retired employee of the Santa Fe railroad. He worked as a car maintenance inspector. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 2-4 in the afternoon Thursday at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels. A vigil service will begin at 6pm in the evening at Infant Jesus Catholic church in Hurley; Father Dan Porter will lead the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 2 in the afternoon at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with Father Porter officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Ordoez is survived by his wife, Dolores Garcia Ordoez of Bayard; a daughter, Frances Ordoez Kelly of Bayard; two brothers, Epitacio Ordoez of Santa Clara and Emiliano Ordoez of Silver City; and two granddaughters, Melissa and Katherine Kelly. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Johnny and Refugio Ordonez; three sisters, Carmen Gomez, Jessie Sandoval and Carolina Garcia; and a daughter, Lucy Ordoez. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Montoya, Johnny Montoya, Claude Gomez, Pete R. Ordoez Jr., Olegario Campos and Rudy Mesa. Honorary pallbearers are all his nieces and nephews and his former coworkers at Santa Fe Railroad. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

ORDONEZ: Fred Ordonez, 74, of Bayard died Thursday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

ORDONEZ: Lucy Garcia Ordonez died Feb.13 at Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso. Miss Ordonez was a resident of Bayard. She is survived by her parents Frank and Delores Ordonez; a sister Francis a brother in law, Charlie; two nieces, Melissa and Katherine; her grandmother, Serefina Garcia; and several aunts and uncles and cousins. A Rosary for Miss Ordonez was recited Feb. 15 in the Infant of Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley. Mass was held there Feb. 16 and Burial followed in the Hurley Cemetery. All arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

ORDONEZ: Jose A. Cruz Ordonez, 47, died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. Survivors are his wife, Edna Ordonez of Oracle, Ariz; four daughters, Yvette, Cynthia, Anna, and Lisa Ordonez, all from Oracle and two brothers, Fred Ordonez of Bayard and Julian Ordonez of Chicago, Ill. Rosary will be at 6 P.M. Tuesday and Mass will be Wednesday at 10 A.M. in St. Helen's in Oracle. Burial will be in the Oracle cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Martinez, Amador Reyes, David Tafoya, Alex Tafoya, Felix Tafoya and Elijio Garcia Jr.; and honorary pallbearers will be Richard Miranda, Larry Quevedo, Albert Estrada, Gilbert Rodriquez, Danny Tafoya, Andrew Garcia and Dalton McGuffin. Arrangements are by Tucson Mortuary.

ORDONEZ: Rosary for Refugio O. Ordonez, 44, who died here Feb 1, were said at the Curtis Bright funeral chapel Thursday at 7:30pm. Burial mass was recited at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church with the Rev Fr Adrian St Charles officiating. Internment was in the Hurley cemetery with military graveside services. Mr. Ordonez is survived by his widow, three children, three brothers and one sister. Casket bearers were Alfredo Ordonez, Ramon Garcia, Jack Martinez, Paul Martinez, Carlos Ordonez, and Regardo Campos.

ORDONEZ: Rita M. Ordonez, 61, passed away Wed., March 15 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Emiliano Ordonez of N. Hurley, three daughters, Mrs. Angela Melton of Phoenix, Mrs. Gloria Maya of Berkeley, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Morones of El Paso, a son, Arturo Ordonez of Silver City and 14 grandchildren. Survivors also include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Medrano of Hurley, four sisters, Mrs. Ermelinda Bencomo of Danville, Ill., Mrs. Teresa Barela of Hurley, Mrs. Celia Avalos of Pico Rivera, Calif., Mrs. Nestora Bustamante of Norwalk, Calif., and a brother, Larry Medrano of El Paso. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Burial followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Morones, Gilbert Morones, Joe Sandoval, Epitacio Ordonez, Chris Young, Bobby Lopez and Joe Monje. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ORELEVEKE: John Oreleveke, well known figure in mining circles here, died Aug, 17 in Oshkosh, Wis. He was president of the Pinos Altos Homestead Mining Co. prior to its being taken over by the Pinos Altos Mining Co. and also was a noted figure in pulp board manufacturing and department store enterprises.

O'RILEY: Robert C. O'Riley, 82, a former Deming resident, entered life eternal Friday in Silver City. He was born Jan. 11, 1911, in Iowa, and was a retired barber. No services are planned. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include two sons, Patrick O'Riley of Deming and Michael O'Riley of Waubay, S.D.; two brothers, Donald O'Riley of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Clifford O'Riley of Woonsocket, S.D.; and one sister, Darlene Peters of Sutton, Calif. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORMAND: Ben H. Ormand, Sr., president of the Pacific Western Land Company, with extensive ranch and farm properties in Grant County, Upper Gilt River area, died Tuesday night in a Phoenix hospital, where he had been under treatment for several weeks. Coming to Grant County about six years ago Mr. Ormand as directing head of the land company, began investing in extensive land tracts in this area. Much of the farming land acquired has Gila River water rights and is under irrigation. Operations affecting the Pacific Western holdings have been under the active management of Ben H. Ormand, Jr., associated with his father in the land corporation. Mr. Ormand began investments in lands in this area because of his belief in the future progress and growth of Southwestern New Mexico. Surviving are his wife and son, the family making their home on ranch property purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Allison on the Cliff Highway. Funeral arrangements are pending at a mortuary in Phoenix.

ORMAND: Ben Ormand, 68, a longtime resident, died Monday. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics. Mr. Ormand was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army medical division in the South Pacific. He was a Phelps Dodge employee for 35 years, serving as president and general manager of Pacific Western Land Co. He retired in 1985. Mr. Ormand was a member of the Sunwest Bank board of directors, the Grant County Christian Radio Association, FGBMFI, the Gila National Forest Citizens Council and the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry. He was a past director of the New Mexico Mining Association and Grant County Manpower Development Board, district supervisor of the Grant County Soil and Water Conservation District, a member of the New Mexico Advisory Council of Environmental Quality, the Regional Environmental Education Research and Improvement Organization, the Bureau of Land Management in Las Cruces, the livestock advisory committee of New Mexico State University, the Federation of Rocky Mountain States Resource Council, the Market Development Council, the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, the New Mexico Farm Bureau, the Hillcrest Hospital board of directors, and the Silver City Consolidated School Board and was a Western New Mexico University board of regents president. Survivors include his wife Barbara; their four sons and wives, Michael and Kay Ormand of Truth or Consequences, Matthew and Leanne Ormand of Silver City, Brian and Julie Ormand of Las Cruces, and Sean and Leslie Ormand of Roswell; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Max Kelley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mr. Ormond痴 name to the Silver City Gospel Mission. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ORMAND: Verial Ormand, a former resident of Grant County, died Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Ventura, Calif. She was 93 and was born on Nov. 1, 1895. Mrs. Ormand is survived by her two sons, David ---

ORMSBEE: Edith Woodbury Ormsbee, 74, of Walters, Okla., died Thursday, Feb. 3, after an extended illness.

ORMSBY: Randall H. Ormsby, well known mining man and a former resident of Silver City, where the family resided for several years, died at Reno. Nev. Funeral services were held at El Paso, where internment took place. Conducting the rites was the Rev B M. G. Williams of the St Clements Episcopal church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nelle G Ormsby of Washington D C , two daughters, Mrs. H L Curson of Springfield, and Mrs. J B. McKee of Atlanta, two sons, Alex F. Ormsby of Falls Church, Va., and Dr. Allen I Ormsby of Urbana, Ill. and six grandchildren.

ORMSBY: Mrs. Rita Ormsby, 35, a former resident of Silver City, died in El Paso the past week. She was the daughter of Mrs. Agnes Miller. Surviving are her husband, Justin Ormsby, two young daughters and a son. Burial took place in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

ORNELAS: Frank D. "Pancho" Ornelas, 70, of Loving passed away Saturday, April 24, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Burial took place April 28 at the Loving Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alejandro Parraz Jr., Albino Garcia Jr., Jaime Grijalva, Antonio Pena Jr., Andrew Parraz, Adrian Garcia and Ramon Ornelas Jr. Mr. Ornelas was born Jan. 29, 1929, and was raised and educated in Loving. He joined the U.S. Army at age 15 and served until 1947. He married and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1952-54 during the Korean conflict. Following his discharge, he returned to Loving and began his employment with Steams-Roger. He moved his family to Bayard in 1966 and worked at Phelps Dodge in Tyrone until his retirement in 1983. He returned to Loving in 1983. Mr. Ornelas was a member of the Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Malaga, the Marine Corps League and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Angelita F. Ornelas of Loving; two sons, Frank Ornelas Jr. of Carlsbad and Ramon Ornelas of Loving; six daughters, Ida O. Parraz, Beatrice O. Grijalva, Linda Hinojos and Angela Cordova, all of Loving; Yolanda O. Garcia of Carlsbad and Irma O. Pena of Santa Clara; a brother, Roberto Ornelas of Carlsbad; a sister, Ramona Fuentes of Loving; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great- grandchildren.

ORNELAS: Julia Hernandez Ornelas, 84, died Tuesday morning in Silver City. Mrs. Ornelas was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Saint Francis Newman Center. Mrs. Ornelas is survived by three daughters, Julia Morones and Reyes Corral, both of Silver City, and Angela Brewer of Louisiana; three sons, Victor Ornelas of Silver City, Joe Ornelas of Tucson, Ariz., and B.J. Ornelas of Silver City; 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Rosary recitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Johnny Perez officiating and Mass of the Resurrection will celebrated at 10 am Friday in the Saint Frances Newman Center with the Rev Thomas Perez officiating. Internment will follow in the Silver city Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Madrid, Joe Mendoza, mike Melendrez, Alfredo Corral, Eloy Alvarez, and Jesus Chacon. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Greg, Mickey, and Arnie Gomez, Tony and Sammy Ornelas, Manny Corral and David Ornelas. Wheeler is in charge.

ORNELAS: Maria Eva Ornelas suffered fatal injuries in an automobile accident ----

OROSCO: Eddie Jose Orosco, 30, died Saturday, Dec. 23. Mr. Orosco was born in Santa Rita and was a life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Marie Orosco of Bayard, his father, Ysabel Orosco of San Lorenzo, his aunt, Lorenza Portillo of Bayard, three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Hernandez of Bayard, Mrs. Terry Flores of Tucson, Arizona, Socorro Orosco of Bayard, and two brothers, Lorenzo Orosco and Tony Orosco, both of Bayard. Rosary recitation will be 7:30 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel, today, December 28. Mass of the Resurrection will be 9:30 a.m. Friday in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be, Willie Andazola, Daniel Rodriguez, Eustacio Placencio, Manuel Maldonado, David Sierra and Frank Pena. Honorary pallbearers are Casey Marquez, Robert Rodriguez, Tony Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez, Jr., Blaz Rodriguez and Miguel Rodriguez.


OROSCO: Mrs. Estefana Orosco, 73, died at Socorro the past week. She was a life-long resident of Grant County. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Merced Telles and Mrs. Manuel Jimenez, of Bayard; a son, Simon Molina, Glendale, Ariz., and a brother, Manual Orosco, Compton, Calif. Mass was said at the Bayard Catholic Church Tuesday morning, followed by burial In the Hanover cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary.


OROSCO: Jose Orosco, 37, resident of San Lorenzo was killed Tuesday afternoon in a traffic accident on Highway 61 near the W. H. Acklin store, when a pickup in which he was riding overturned. Investigating officers said Orosco was riding in the back of the truck being driven by a 14-year-old boy. Also riding in the truck was Refugio Garcia, 37, also of San Lorenzo, who was injured and treated at Hillcrest Hospital. Two other persons in the truck escaped injury. The accident was investigated by Sheriff Steve Aguirre and State Police Patrolman Gene Tow. It was Grant County's second highway fatality so far this year. Survivors are the widow, a daughter, three brothers and five sisters. Rosary services will be held at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass will be said Friday at 9:30 a.m. inthe San Lorenzo Catholic Church, the Rev. Arthur Morgan officiating. Burial will be held in the San Lorenzo Cemetery.

OROSCO: Roberto Orosco, 68, a former Silver City resident, passed away at his home in Perris, Calif., on Monday. Mr. Orosco was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will be held Sunday at 7:30 at Forest Lawn and Cypress Funeral Home in Cypress, Calif. The funeral liturgy will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Artesia, Calif., on Monday at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn and Cypress Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Amelia, of the home; five daughters, Yolanda, Corina, Christina and Belen of California, and Ann of Texas; two sons, Rudy and Richard of California; two sisters, Vita Valencia of Mimbres and Adela Arellano of California; one brother, Ernesto Altamirano of Silver City; and 29 grandchildren.

OROSCO: Rosa Tellez Orosco, 88, died Wednesday in Bayard. Mrs. Orosco was born in Pinos Altos and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mrs. Orosco is survived by a daughter, Anselma Orosco Lucero of Bayard; a son, Manuel Tellez Orosco, also of Bayard; 10 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Santana Orosco on Nov. 4, 1964 and a son, Theodore Tellez Orosco on Feb. 14, 1938. Visitation was to be held today from 1-3 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with burial following at the Hanover Cemetery. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate. Pallbearers will be Johnny Lopez, Eugene Martinez, Timmy Jimenez, Jimmy Lopez Jr., Manuel Orosco Jr. and Ruben Orosco. Honorary pallbearers will be Fidel Quintana, Ray Lopez, Jimmy Lopez, Michael Jimenez and Gilbert Guerrero., Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

OROZCO: Lorenzo S. Orozco, 74, a resident of Los Angeles, entered eternal life Sunday, March 13, at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, Calif. He was born to Alfonso and Justa Soto Orozco in San Lorenzo on June 23, 1919. He was raised in Grant County and worked at the Blackhawk Mine in Vanadium before going into the Army. Mr. Orozco lived in Los Angeles until his death. Survivors include his wife, Mary Orozco of Los Angeles; a daughter, Sally Orozco of Los Angeles; four sons, David, Richard, and Steve Orozco, all of Los Angeles, and Frank Orozco of France; a sister, Lala Silva of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Anselmo Orozco, and his wife, Minnie, of Compton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Justa Orozco, in 1939; his father, Alfonso Orozco, in 1954; his son, Albert Orozco, in 1976; and his sister, Angie Ballard, in 1990. The funeral liturgy was celebrated March 18 at St. Eloise in Los Angeles. The rate of committal with military honors followed at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.

OROZCO: Mrs. Luz M. Orozco, 82, a native of Mexico, died Monday at her home in Bayard. The deceased had lived in Grant County for54 years. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Flora O. Rios, of Bayard; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary services were held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bayard Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hurley Cemetery.

OROZCO: Timothy Luna Orozco, 18, of Santa Clara passed away Monday in Santa Clara. A vigil service will be conducted tonight at 7 at Bright Funeral Home. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Interment will be in the Santa Clara Cemetery. He was born May 4, 1979, in Silver City, the son of Debra Ann Luna Orozco. He is survived by his mother; his maternal grandmother, Sister Luna of Santa Clara; three uncles, Able T. Luna and his wife, Celia, of El Paso, Texas, Michael D. Luna and his wife, Judy. of Las Cruces, and Max T. Luna of Truth or Consequences; three aunts, Nadine Collins and her husband, Jim, of Rockville Md.,., Norma Luna of Silver City, and Maxine D. Allensworth of Silver City; a special friend and companion Desiree Jasso, and son, Michael: his cousins, Ralph Holguin Jr., Casey Holguin, Elisha LaBrecque, Brandon, Ashley and Krista Allensworth, Albert, Edna and Kay Collins, and Michael Luna Jr., Adam Luna, and Art and Patrick Luna; special friends, Linda Dean of Bayard and Ruben Villaba of Santa Clara; his godparents, Tarcilla Luna Quinones and Ruben Amador; and many other friends. He attended Cobre District schools and had been working in Arizona as a tattoo artist. He enjoyed doing auto body work and electronics, and had a passion for art. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

ORR: C.O. "Bill" Orr, 79, resident of 818 S. 10th Street died at his home Nov. 29, 1984. He was born Feb. 24, 1905 in Henrietta, Ok and came to Deming in 1953 from Silver City. He was past president of the Deming Optimist Club and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He owned and operated Continental Oil Company for ten years in Deming and the Orr Brothers Chrysler Dealership for fourteen years. Funeral services were at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jim Prince of the First Baptist Church officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Orr of the home; two daughters, Nita Nannette Orr, Deming and Marcia Kaye Weaver, Brentwood, CA, one brother, Ralph Orr, Redlands CA; one sister, Mrs. Richard Morton, Hennepin, OK and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Chris Mosier, Eddie Marcak, Fred De La O, Chip Martinez, Leon Teague and Ernie Brown. Honorary pallbearers listed were W.T. "Bill" Anderson, Ed Pillar, Verne Mosier, Joe Bishop, Nick Teague, Dr. W.J. Hossley, Bill Westbrooks, and Walter Schultz. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

ORR: Grace Hazel Orr, 80, of Silver City passed away Tuesday, Aug 25, at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home this evening at 7. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City, with the Rev. Nelson Dorr officiating. She was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Choctaw County, Okla., the daughter of Matt Monroe Dollar and Mattie Coldonia Dollar. She married Taylor Bradley Orr on Nov. 23, 1935, in McClam County, Okla. Mrs. Orr is survived by two sons, Paul and his wife, Jean, of Arenas Valley, and Gary Donald Orr of Casper, Wyo.; one sister, Lovie Baker, and her husband, E.D., of Tyrone; eight, grandchildren, Bradley Orr and his wife, Bonnie, of Elko, NV, Keith Orr and his wife Shelley of Safford, Ariz; Todd Orr and his wife, Delphie, of Silver City, Erin Shreeves and her husband, Mike of Oregon; Ely Orr and his wife, Jill, of North Dakota, J.R. Orr and his wife, Veta, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Marshall Orr and Michael Orr, of Casper, WY and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Orr moved from Oklahoma to Ajo, Ariz., where they worked for Phelps Dodge until he retired and they moved to Silver City to be nearer close relatives. Mrs. Orr was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved to travel before her health began to fail. Mrs. Orr was, an excellent cook and seamstress, and her happiest times were spent visiting and cooking and sewing for her family. She was so happy about the fact she had been able to be with all of her grandsons this past year. Pallbearers for Mrs. Orr痴 service will be Brad Orr, Keith Orr, J.R. Orr; Gary Orr and Paul Orr. Honorary bearers are Todd Orr, Michael Orr, and Corkey Baker. Arrangements by Bright.

ORR: Taylor B. Orr, 70, died March 26 in Silver City. Orr was born Dec.29, 1911, in Maysville, OK, the son of John and Ada Evans Orr. He was shovel repair mechanic with Phelps Dodge for 25 years before retiring as a foreman in 1975. In 1978 he became a resident of Silver City and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #36 F&AM of Ajo, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Grace Orr of Silver City; two sons, Paul Orr of Silver City and Garry Orr of Tyrone; five sisters Opal Woods and Jewell Dunn of Wayne, OK, Adalee Johnson of Dallas, Helen Bennett and Paralee Orr of Oklahoma City; one brother, John Orr of Monroe, Okla.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held March 29 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. Mickey West officiating. Arraignments by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ORRANTIA: Michael Delgado Orrantia, 20, of Silver City entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 6, at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Nov. 28, 1978, in Silver City and had been a lifetime resident. Mr. Orrantia was a shift manager for McDonald's Restaurants. Calling hours will be from 4-7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil will begin at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the Holy Rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Rito J. and Mary D. Orrantia of Tucson; his wife, Wanda Mendoza of Silver City; two daughters, Abree Michele and Alexis Renee Orrantia of Silver City; two brothers, Rito Orrantia Jr. and wife, Sandra A., of Silver City, and Steve D. Orrantia and Tiffany Huff of Silver City; three sisters, Sundra D. Orrantia and Omar Ortiz of Tucson, and Esther D. and Angie D. Orrantia of Tucson; and 10 nieces and nephews, Vanessa, Anthony, Dominique, Sabrina, Michael and Estrella Orrantia, Norman and Cheyenne Castillo, and Monica and Raymond Sierra. Casket bearers will be Rito J. Orrantia, Steve Orrantia, Norman Castillo, Nathan Sierra, Eddie Joe Marquez and Gabriel Flores. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORTEGA: Beatriz M "Tia Betty" Ortega, 78, a lifelong Grant County resident, entered into rest Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Santa Rita to the late Eulogio and Eulogia Martinez Ortega. She retired from Fort Bayard Medical Center as a kitchen and nurse's aide. She will be remembered as a great cook and very loving person. She is greatly loved by all her nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary at 7. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Burial will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ray Rivera, Arturo Castailon, Michael Aguirre, Rudy Ortega, Ted Lozano and Oscar Ortega. Honorary bearers will be Arthur, Eddie and Paul Castaon, David Aguirre, Johnnie Ortega and Armando Ortega. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters many years ago. One brother, Jesus Jose Ortega, passed away more recently, in November 1993. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORTEGA: Benito F. Ortega died in Albuquerque Oct. 8. Mr. Ortega was a life-long resident of Grant County. He is survived by three sons, Eustazuio, Modesto, and Tony Ortega, all of Central; four daughters, Petra Kirker, Manuela Gonzales, Mary Lou Maynes, all of Central, and Benita Jaramillo of Albuquerque; three sisters, Louisa Varuela of Pecos, Dahlia Gonzales of Glorieta and Estella Quintana, also of Pecos; two brothers, Vicente and Anselmo Quintana, also of Pecos; 28 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Mr. Ortega was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, on April 13, 1972. Rosary service was Sunday Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Chapel. Mass was Monday at 10 a.m. at Santa Clara Church in Central, Father Paul officiating. Burial was also in Central. Pallbearers were Sammy Gonzales Jr., Bobby Gonzales, Freddie Maynes, Alvin Kirker, Chris Ortega and Frank Kirker, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Silva, Albert Arrey, Joey Quintana, and Max Flores. Funeral Services under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ORTEGA: Carmen M. Ortega, 77, a resident of Bayard, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. Survivors are a sister, Beatrice Ortega, and a brother, Jose Ortega, who live near Santa Rita; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 20, from 2-4 p.m. in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home. Rosary recitation will follow at 5 p.m., also in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel, with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard, also with Alvarado officiating. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Art Castanon, Art Castanon Jr., Eddie Castanon, Robert Lozano, Ray Rivera and Johnny Ortega. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ORTEGA: Mrs. Frances Q. Ortega. 56, passed away at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center April 13 following an extended illness Mrs. Ortega was a native of Pecos, and had lived in Central most of her life. Survivors include her husband, Benito of Central, three sons; Eustaqulo of Grants, Modesto of Silver City, and Tony of Central: four daughters, Mrs. Petra Kirker, Mrs. Manuela Gonzales, Mrs. Mary Lu Maynes, all of Central, and Mrs. Benita Jaramillo of Albuquerque; 23 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; four brothers, Frutoso Quintana of Central, Jerry Quintana of Grants, Vicente Quintana and Anselmo Quintana, both of Pecos; two sisters, Mrs. Dahlia Gonzales of Glorieta and Miss Stella Quintana of Pecos. Rosary was said In the Curtis Bright funeral chapel at, 9p.m., Friday with the funeral Mass being recited in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central at 9am with the Rev Fr. Paul officiating. Casket bears were Eddie Maynes, Juan Jaramillo, Frank Kirker, Sam Gonzales, Seferino Gonzales and Frank Kirker Jr.

ORTEGA: Gregorio Trujillo Ortega, 74, a Grant Count., resident, entered eternal life Thursday, Feb. 25, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Chiz, NM, to the late Pedro and Clarita (Trujillo) Ortega. He was a retired grounds keeper in Tyrone and World War II veteran. Visitation will be from 5-7 Sun- day afternoon with the ' prayer vigil beginning at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 11:30 Monday morning at San Gregorio Catholic Church in Chiz. Interment will follow at Chiz Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Eluvina Z. Ortega of Bayard; four sons, Espiridion Ortega and his wife, Pricilla, of San Manuel, Ariz., Eduardo Ortega and his wife, Sally, of Santa Clara, Wilfido Ortega and his wife, Ester, of Belen, and Estevan "Steve" Ortega and his wife, Sylvia, of Silver City; three daughters, Rita Rodriguez and her husband, Eddie, of Santa Clara, Sistu Clark and her husband, Richard; of Las Cruces, and Velma Apodaca and her husband, Mike, of Las Palomas; four brothers, Nick Ortega and his wife, Dolores, of Chiz, Dan Ortega and his wife, Rosa, of El Paso, Texas, Tony Ortega and his wife, Gloria, of Las Cruces, and Mike Ortega and I his wife; Virginia, also of Las Cruces; and a sister Lenora Worley, and her husband, Paul, of Williamsburg. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Horacia Terrazas, Tommy, Ricky and Pete Ortega, Eduardo Ortega Jr. and David Harrison Jr. Honorary bearers are Joe Giron, Celso and Eli Zamora, Enrique Trujillo, and Nick and Dan Ortega. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORTEGA: Guillermo "Blue" Ortega, 78, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Sunday in a veteran痴 hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Nov. 5, 1916 to Gertrudis and Petra (Madrid) Ortega in Morenci, Ariz. and grew up in Duncan, Ariz. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Philippines during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Bronze Star. He married Virginia Martin on July 4, 1950 in Morenci. Mr. Ortega was an underground miner and was known by his co-workers in the mining industry as a dependable, hard-working man. He is survived by his daughter, Elvira Newell, and her husband, Bill of Lordsburg; four sons, Robert Ortega and his wife, Arlene of Winkelman, Ariz., Ralph M. Ortega and his wife, Sabrina, also of Winkelman, Gilbert Ortega of Tucson and Daniel Ortega, also of Tucson; three sisters, Gertrude Gonzales of Clifton, Ariz., Teresa Andazola, also of Clifton, and Alta Perez of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Ramon Madrid, and his wife Mary Louise of Thatcher, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ortega in 1990; a son, Guillermo Ortega Jr. in 1967; and a brother, Henry Madrid in 1961. Visitation will begin at six this evening in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel and will continue until the rosary is recited at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Rafael Perez celebrating. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. (noon New Mexico time) in the Duncan Cemetery in Duncan. Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Ortega, Guillermo Ortega III, Wally Sanchez, Manuel Sanchez, Emilio Madrid and Ramon Mata. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

ORTEGA: Horacio S. Ortega, 27, of Santa Rita, died Sunday, in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a former employee of Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Margaret Ortega, a step-daughter; his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Santa Rita Catholic Church . Funeral mass was said at the church at 10 A.M. Tuesday, the Rev. Fr. Julian Ordonez officiating. Burial was in the Hanover cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

ORTEGA: Mrs. Iria P. Ortega, 54, of Silver City, died Tuesday. She was a member of a well known family in the community. Survivors are her husband, Manuel Ortega; three sons, two daughters, one grandchild, four brothers and a sister. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass was said at 9 am. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

ORTEGA: Jesus Jose Ortega, 90, entered into rest Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. he was born May 4, 1903, to the late Eulogio and Eulogia (Martinez) Ortega. He lived in the Santa Rita and Hanover area most of his life. Mr. Ortega retired from Chino Mines as a powder-man. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church of Bayard. Survivors include his sons, Oscar Ortega of Pico Rivera, Calif., Armando Ortega of Lawton, Okla., Rudolfo Ortega of La Puente, Calif., and John Ortega of Bayard; his daughters, Oralia O. Gomez of Gardenia, Calif., Ofelia O. Holguin of Plano, Texas, and Pauline O. Ross of Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Beatrice Ortega of Fort Bayard; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding Mr. Ortega in death were his wife, Raquel, and a son, Horacio S. Ortega. Calling hours will begin at 4 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7 p.m. Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin Friday morning at 9 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. The Rev. Paulus Kao will officiate. The rite of committal will follow at Hanover Cemetery on Turnerville Road. Casket bearers will be Raymond Ortega, Horacio Ortega, Ralph Ortega, Rudy Ortega, Rolando Ortega and Fernando Gomez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORTEGA: Jose Dolores Ortega, 79, a retired farmer and pioneer of Gila where he had lived for 47 years, died last Friday in a Silver City rest home. Survivors are a son, Joe Ortega, of Quemado, member of the State Police; four daughters, Mrs. Chona Ogas, Mrs. Juanita Maldonado, Mrs. Julia Bourquet and Mrs. Melitona Cordova; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary Su day evening. Mass was said at the Gila Catholic Church Monday at 10 am by the Rev. R. A. Von Der Haar, of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Silver City.

ORTEGA: Juana Ramirez Ortega, 81, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary Hospital Hospice Unit in Tucson. The rosary will be recited Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lordsburg Funeral Home with visitation to follow from 8-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Shakespeare Cemetery. Mrs. Ortega was born May 16, 1917, in San Simon, Ariz., the daughter of Eusebio Ramirez and Juana Hernandez Ramirez. She was married to Julio Ortega Sr., who preceded her in death. Mrs. Ortega is survived by two daughters, Evangelina Moreno and Virginia Miranda, and her husband, Rudy; four sons, Juan Ortega and his wife, Lupe, Julio Ortega and his wife, Lupe, Rafael Ortega and his wife, Chavela, and Manuel Ortega and his wife, Ernestina; and one brother, Manuel Ramirez. Pallbearers will be Juan Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Rudy Miranda Jr., Rafael Ortega, Niebes Moreno Jr. and Julian Ortega. Lordsburg Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

ORTEGA: Manuel R. Ortega, 85, of Silver City, passed away Monday, May 25, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The rosary will be recited Friday at 7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. Interment will be in the Gila Cemetery. Mr. Ortega was born May 22, 1913, in Globe, Ariz., the son of Leandro Ortega and Rosenda de la Rosa Ortega. He was married to the late Ciria Polanco Ortega. Mr. Ortega is survived by three sons, Manuel 笛une Ortega Jr. and his wife, Lydia, of Silver City, Roman Ortega and his wife, Debbie, of Phoenix, and Rudy Ortega and his wife, Maria, of Silver City; two daughters. Corrine Ortega of Silver City, and Mary Lou Ortega and her companion, Junior, of Las Cruces; one sister, Luz Peru of Gila; seven grandchildren, Orlando Ortega, Luie Ortega, Sonya Mena and her husband, Virgil, Steven Ray Ortega and Robert Ortega, all of Silver City, Patricia Ortega of Lordsburg and Ronald Ortega of Holland; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Ortega was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ciria, in 1966; a brother, Jose Ortega; and a sister, Jaucinta Placencio. Mr. Ortega worked for Phelps Dodge for many years as a miner. Pallbearers will be Orlando Ortega, Luie Ortega, Steven Ortega, Joe Ortega, Jeff Polanco, Ronald Ortega and Robert Ortega. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

ORTEGA: Manuel "Dooley" Ortega, 85, a resident of Gila, entered eternal rest Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in Casas Grande~ Mexico, July 23, 1910, the son of Jose Dolores Ortega and Rosa Herrera Ortega. He worked most of his life as a farmer. He enjoyed hunting in his earlier years and had a deep love for guitar music. He was extremely proud of the fact that be taught himself the English language and that he was an American citizen. He is survived by his four sons, C----- "KO" Ortega and his wife. Martha of Gila, Jose G. Ortega of Silver City, Louis Ortega and his wife, Margaret, of Silver City, and Felix Ortega and his wife, Lisa, of Silver City; and a daughter, Gloria Arena, and her husband, David, of Tucson, Ariz. He is also survived by his former wife, Juanita Madrid of Cliff; his three sisters, Juanita Maldonado of Silver City, Connie Cornelius of Marana, AZ, and Julia Bourguet and her husband, Jeff, of Albuquerque; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Ortega will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at the Cliff/Gila Mesa Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Albert Ortega, Tani Ortega, Paul Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Louis Ortega Jr. and Bobbie Flores III. Honorary bearers are Jeff Bourguet, Lupe Villegran, Ted Polanco, Fred McCauley, Lab Treviso, Micky Grado and David Madrid. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORTEGA: Raquel Salaiz Ortega died Nov. 20. Rosary service was held Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Chapel with Mass of the Resurrection Monday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. in the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Rev. Father Esteban Lopez officiating at both services. Burial followed in Hanover. Mrs. Ortega is survived by her husband, Jesus Jose, four sons, Oscar of Pico Rivera, Calif., Armando of Lawton, Okla., Rudolfo of La Puente, Calif., and John of Bayard; three daughters, Oralia Gomez of Gardena, Calif., two sisters, Josefina Salaiz, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua., and Sarita Diego, Chihuahua; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandchildren Ernesto Ortega, Gilbert Ortega, Raymond Ortega, Lacho Ortega and Carlos A. Gomez and Fernando J. Gomez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ORTEGA: A pioneer county resident, Mrs. Reguina Aguirre Ortega was buried Tuesday at the Hurley cemetery. She was 95 years of age, and died Sunday at the Santa Rita hospital. Mrs. Ortega had been a resident of this area for 47 years. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah O. Mendez, and a son, Francisco A. Ortega, both of Hurley. Final rites were held at the Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estevill officiating. Funeral direction was by Cox Mortuary.

ORTEGA: Richard S. Ortega, 51 died Saturday Feb. 22 at Providence Memorial Hospital. -----

ORTEGA-BARRAGAN: Accidental death claimed the fourth and fifth victims in Grant County in less than 18 hours Tuesday when two local young people were killed in an overturned car on the Little Walnut Road near midnight. The first three accident victims were those of the Dominguez family at Vanadium early in the day. Willie Ortega, 20, of Central and Belen B. (Billie) Barragan, 23, of Silver City were both instantly killed in the car driven by E.O. Trujillo, 22, also of Silver City, when it turned over in some manner on the gravel highway leading to the popular picnic grounds. Another passenger in the car, Miss Concha Gonzales, 22, of this city, was only slightly injured as was the driver. These were occupants of the front seat of the vehicle, while Mr. Ortega and Miss Barragan were in the rear seat. State Patrolman Ed Bell investigated the accident when it was reported to him and found the car had turned on its side with the top smashed in by a pine tree. Both of the dead were badly crushed. The two injured passengers were taken to the Hillcrest General Hospital where their injuries, not considered serious, were treated. They were still confined on Wednesday. The wrecked car was towed from the scene about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The bodies of the two young people were taken to Cox Mortuary. Funeral plans were incomplete at the time The Enterprise went to press.

ORTIZ: Alario Ortiz, 91, pioneer of the Mimbres area and retired farmer, died in the family home at San Lorenzo Monday. He was born in Sherman and was a life-long resident of Grant County. Surviving are his wife, Rose M. Ortiz, two sons, Santiago Ortiz, Santa Rita and Pedro Ortiz, San Lorenzo. and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Soledad, Hanover, and Mrs. Helen Cordova, Vallejo, Calif.; two brothers, Melquiades Ortiz and Vernon Roybal Ortiz and also 17 grandchildren. Rosary was held Tuesday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a.m. today in the San Lorenzo Catholic church to be followed by burial at 5:30 this afternoon in the Sherman cemetery. Rev. Fr. Pedro Ruiz conducted the last rites.

ORTIZ: Albert E.: Albert E. Ortiz, 66, passed away Tuesday, November 2, at Hillcrest----

ORTIZ: Alfredo M. Ortiz, 68, lifetime resident of San Lorenzo, died Aug. 6 at the Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. He was a retired Kennecott employee. Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was at 9:30 Monday at San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Carl Nieset officiating. Burial followed at the San Lorenzo Cemetery with the Wheeler Mortuary in charge. Survivors include his widow, Adela, San Lorenzo; one son, Alfredo, Jr., Bayard, and one daughter, Rosemary Perez, Li Miranda, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven sisters, Ramona Vega, Santa Cruz, Calif., Isabel Ramirez, San Lorenzo; Margaret Pedraza, Los Angeles, Calif.; Justina Norero, Sherman; Anita Phillips, Sacramento, Calif., Cecilia Guzman, San Francisco, Calif., five brothers, Guillermo, Bayard; Pete, Silver City, Luis Espanola; Alex, San Lorenzo, and Felipe, Bayard.

ORTIZ: Mrs. Angelita Q. Ortiz, 38, of Santa Rita, passed away last Friday in Hillcrest Hospital. Rosary services were held Sunday evening in the Santa Rita Catholic Church. Funeral mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday in the church, with burial following In the Hanover cemetery, under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Surviving are her husband, Victor Ortiz; three daughters, Mrs. Dolores Gomez, Salinas, Calif.; Mrs. Cecilia Guerra and Miss Patti Ortiz, Santa Rita; a son, Danny, serving in the U. S. Navy, San Diego, Calif.; three sisters and two brothers.

ORTIZ: Antonia T. Ortiz, 83, a resident of San Lorenzo, passed away at her home Friday after an extended illness. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, where the vigil service will follow at 7. Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will preside. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated there Tuesday morning at 10 with the Rev. Paulus Kao, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal will follow at San Lorenzo Cemetery. She was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Mimbres to Camilo Torres and Ignacia Chavez, and was a communicant at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Enrique Ortiz of the home; five daughters, Emily Chavez and Betty Garcia of Silver City, Nellie Baca and her husband, Genaro, of Faywood, Ramona Gonzales and her husband, Louis, of Phoenix, and Gloria Purdy and her husband, Rick, of Tempe, Ariz.; three sisters,. Lumina Millan of Belen, and Amalia Dominguez and Adela Ortiz of San Lorenzo; a brother, Cecilio Torres of Hanover; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Henry and Virginia Bulls of the Bronx in New York City. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ignacia Maria Ortiz, and by her husband, Elizandro Ortiz, who died in 1981. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

ORTIZ: Dionicio "Nicho" Ortiz, 90, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ortiz was preceded in death by his wife, Maria; a son, Richard; and two daughters, Martha and Celia Ortiz. Mr. Ortiz had been a resident of this area since 1902. He retired from Clifton Chevrolet and had worked at the Silver City Daily Press. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Center and a lifetime member of American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, Dionicio Ortiz Jr. and his wife, Antonia, of Albuquerque, Willie Ortiz and his wife, Andrea, Johnny Ortiz and his wife, Angie, and Arnold Ortiz and his wife, Mary, all of Silver City; three daughters, Josephine Torres of Bayard, Olivia Pena and her husband, Raul, of San Manuel, Ariz., and Mary Ortiz of Silver City; 41 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Ortiz will be held Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until noon and from 2-5 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian burial will be said Monday at 10 a.m., also at St. Vincent's, with the Rev. Richard Lynch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Johnny Ortiz Jr., Arnold Ortiz Jr., Eddie Ortiz, Ray Ortiz, Robert Ortiz, Raul Pena Jr. and Willie Ortiz Jr. Honorary bearers will be Silverio Torres, Joe Guzman Jr., Richard Reyes, Louis Ortiz, Raymond Ortiz, Armando Fierro, Claro Gonzales, Victor Torres Jr., Manuel Torres, Sammy Espinosa, Ralph Ortiz, Gilbert Ortiz and Freddie Ortiz. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ORTIZ: Elisandro Dominguez Ortiz, 74, lifetime resident of San Lorenzo died at his home early last Thursday morning. He was born July 8, 1907, in the San Lorenzo and was a retired ranch hand. He was a communicant of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Christian Burial was Monday at 10 a.m. at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Fr. Esteban Lopez officiated and burial followed at the San Lorenzo Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Antonia Ortiz of the home; one son, Henry Ortiz of San Lorenzo; five daughters, Emily Chavez of Silver City, Nellie Baca of Faywood, Betty Garcia of Lorenzo; three brothers, Willie, Felipe, and Peter Ortiz of Bayard; seven sisters, Cecilia Guzman of San Francisco, Romona Vega of Santa Cruz, Calif., Anita Flores, Sacramento, Henrietta Campos, Silver City; Isabel Ramirez, San Lorenzo, Justina Norero, Sherman, and Margie Pedraza of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons. Wheeler Mortuary of Deming was in charge of arrangements.

ORTIZ: Felicitas 鏑ita Ortiz, 86, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest early Monday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will he held at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She was born Feb 21 1911 in Whitewater to Juan Borrego and Apolonia Rivera. She enjoyed crafts and sewing, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Survivors include a son, Rodolfo B. Ortiz of Silver City; a daughter, Rose Gonzales of Bayard; two grandchildren, Robert Gonzales Jr. of El Paso, Texas, and Mary Lou Salas and her husband, David, of Silver City; and four great-grandsons, Robert Gonzales of Silver City, Jacob and Gavino Gonzales of Anthony, and David Salas of Silver City. Casket bearers will be David Salas, Eugene Bustillos, Johnny Ortiz Jr., Alfredo Mendoza, Robert Gonzales Jr. and Gavino Gonzales. Honorary bearers are Dionjelo Ortiz, Eddie Bustillos, Robert Gonzales, Jacob Gonzales and David Salas Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

ORTIZ: Mrs. Genevieve Morales Ortiz, 38, passed away last Thursday in an El Paso Hospital. She was the wife of Henry Ortiz, and is survived by her husband; a son, Henry, Jr.; three daughters, Isabel, Pricilla and Herlenda; five sisters, Misses Cecilia, Antonia and Isabel Morales of Silver City and Mrs. Margaret Herrera, Rivera, Calif. and Mrs. Geronimo Santoyo of Gallup; and three brothers, Joe, Alfred and Albert Morales. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Fr. Julian Ordonez. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

ORTIZ: Guadalupe Garcia Ortiz, 82, residente de San Lorenzo, fallecio ci miercoles 18 de Marzo 1998 en Scottsdale, Ariz. El velorio se llevar acabo el viernes 20 de Marzo empezando a las 6 de Ia tarde en la Iglesia de San Lorenzo en donde se rezara el Santo Rosario a las 7. Alli mismo se celebrara la Misa De Cuerpo Presente el Sabado 21 de Marzo a las 10 de la manana con ci Rev. Paulus Kao, parroco, celebrando. 銑i se eliora en seguidaene o4~壇eSan Lorenzo. 0 nacioen Hurley el 2 do agosto I9l~us padre fueron Luis Garcia y Ramona M~rino. El dia 4 de diciembre 1935 contrajo matrimonio con Simon M. Ortiz. Siempre vivio en Mimbres donde fue ama de casa y fue fiel a sue iglesia de San Lorenzo. Celebro sus 62 anos de matrimonio en Diciembre y ultimamente vivia恥ara su familia y nidos. Le sobreviven su esposo, Simon M. Ortiz, San Lorenzo; 2 hijos Benigno 0. Ortiz y su esposa Mary y Simon G. Ortiz y su esposa Sandra de Silver City; 2 hijas, Maria Luisa Ortiz Robertson, Scottsdale, Ariz. y Rosalina Ortiz Monroe y su esposo Cates en Benbrook, TX; 1 hermana, reresaOrti~ y su esposo Ro-~t drigo en Mntebello, CA; 11 nietos y 3 bisnietos. Procedieron a su muerte sus hermanos, Marcelino, Refugio y Felix Garcia. Portadores de ataud seran Tom Leyba, Steve Leyva, Stanley Curberledge, Stacy ~umberledge, Juan Ortiz y Bengie Ortiz. Portadores de honor seran Johnny Rey Leyba, Tanya Ortiz, Brandon Ortiz, Alvaro Ortiz, Yvette ,Ramirez y Gene Monroe. La ~ Baca痴 en Silver City.

ORTIZ: Gumercindo "Chindo" Sotelo Ortiz, 101, a resident of Central, entered eternal rest Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Jan. 13, 1890, in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico, and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Ortiz moved to the area at the age of 18, and worked for Chino Mines, where he retired after 47 years of service. Calling hours were to be from 2-4 this afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The vigil service will be held tonight at 7:30 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church, where the funeral liturgy service will be held Thursday morning at 10. The committal rite service will follow in the Hanover Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include a daughter, Elena Mendoza of Bayard; and five sons, Victorio Ortiz and his wife, Raquel, of Central, Arturo Ortiz and his wife, Dolores, of Central, Samuel Ortiz and his wife, Amalia of Bayard, Cruz Ortiz and his wife Raquel, of Bayard, and Ramon Ortiz and his wife, Lucy, of Central. He is also survived by a sister, Ester Ortiz of San Luis, Sonora, Baja California; 34 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita, and a granddaughter, Anna. Casket bearers will be Danny Ortiz, Raymundo Ortiz, Arturo Ortiz Jr., Gilbert Ortiz, Richard Ortiz and Cruz Ortiz Jr. Honorary bearers will be Sammy Ortiz, Tony Ortiz, Arnold Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz Jr., Henry Ortiz, Frank Ortiz, Victor Ortiz, Eddie Norero, Cruz Salas, Robert Patricio and Randy Gomez, and Joshua Alvarado. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ORTIZ: Johnny Borrego Ortiz, 60, of Silver City died Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born Sept. 7, 1934 in Silver City and had been a lifetime Grant County resident. Mr. Ortiz was an auto mechanic and was also skilled in carpentry, welding and painting and he enjoyed gardening. Mr. Ortiz loved music and played several instruments with various local bands through the years with the last one being the Enchantment Band. Calling hours will be from 4-7 Sunday afternoon in Baca's Funeral Chapels. where the vigil prayer service will be recited at 7 o'clock. The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Angie Ortiz of Silver City; three sons, Louis Ortiz and his wife, Sandra, of Silver City, Johnny Ortiz Jr. of Silver City and Raymond Ortiz of Silver City; five daughters, Sylvia Gonzales and her husband, Claro, of El Paso, Texas, Irene Reyes and her husband, Richard, of Silver City, Lupe Fierro and her husband, Armando, of Silver City, Stella Ortiz of Silver City and Theresa Ortiz of Silver City; three brothers, Dionisio Ortiz Jr. and his wife, Antonia of Albuquerque, Willie Ortiz and his wife, Andrea of Albuquerque and Arnold Ortiz and his wife, Mary of Silver City; two sisters, Josie Torres of Bayard and Maria Ortiz of Silver City; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dionisio G. Ortiz in 1990 and Maria B. Ortiz in 1974. Casket bearers will be Claro Gonzales, Armando Fierro, Richard Reyes, Alfonso Torres, Ruben Vasquez Sr. and Frank Gonzales Jr. Honorary bearers are all his many friends and relatives. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ORTIZ: Josie Ortiz, 85, of Silver City passed away Tuesday at Hacienda de Salud nursing home. She was born Nov. 3, 1906, in Fierro to Candelario and Lucia (Silva) Ortiz. She was a lifelong resident of Grant County, a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, and a homemaker. She is survived by a brother, Dionisio Silva of Roswell; three nieces, Margaret Gonzales, Lucy Ortiz and Alice Villalobos; and three nephews, Eliseo Ortiz, Trinidad Ortiz and Gabriel Ortiz. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Santa Clara Catholic Church. The Rev. John Jusseaume will officiate. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses this evening at 6. The rosary will be recited at 7. Pallbearers will be Danny Ortiz, Mikie Ortiz, Robert Abeyta, Francisco Abeyta, Ernest Legarda Jr. and Robert Villalobos. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.

ORTIZ: Luis R. Ortiz, 64, died Wednesday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born on the Mimbres and was a life-long resident of Grant County. He had lived at the home of Mrs. Eva Rivera and Miss Glories Conway, on the Mimbres River. The deceased had no immediate survivors. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

ORTIZ: Luisa Marquez Ortiz, 86, a resident of Central, entered eternal rest Tuesday afternoon at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Oct. 2, 1904, in San Juan and lived in Grant County most of her life. She was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church. For a long time she was a housekeeper for priests in Central, and also in Albuquerque. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Vigil services will follow at 7 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church. Committal Rite Services will follow in the Central Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Lindsay will officiate at all services. Survivors include two grandsons, Tony Alirez of Bayard and Robert Alirez of Central; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lucio Marquez, and two sisters, Juliana Castillo and Genoveva Baca. Casket bearers will be Robert Alirez, Tony Alirez, Robert Garcia, Michael Rodriguez, Merejildo Baca and Frank Jimenez Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.
Ortiz: Sandra Sandoval Ortiz, 30, of Bayard entered life eternal Friday in University of Arizona Hospital in Tucson. She was born Nov. 13, 1960, in Silver City and was a lifetime Grant County resident. She was a homemaker, a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and a graduate of Cobre High School. Calling hours for Mrs. Ortiz were to be from 2-4 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held tonight at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The committal rite service will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband Eddie Ortiz of Bayard; her parents, Felix and Flora Sandoval of Vanadium; four daughters, Amanda, Felicia, Candice and Angelique Ortiz of Bayard; four brothers, Felix Sandoval of Bayard, Arthur Sandoval of Vanadium, Alex Sandoval of Bayard and Thomas Sandoval of Tucson; three sisters, Gloria Sandoval of Vanadium, Corina Aguirre of Magma, Utah, and Sylvia Jones of Silver City; her grandmother, Cruz Garcia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Rose Ortiz of Bayard; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Sherlene Wicker, Raul Holguin, Ruben Portillo, Chad Reeves, Andy Parra and Robert Parra. Honorary bearers will be all her brothers and brothers-in-law. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ORTIZ: Manuel Pascual Ortiz, 76, a resident of Fort Bayard Medical Center, passed away Wednesday, March 22, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Graveside services with full Marine military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Mr. Ortiz was born Oct. 17, 1923, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Jose Ortiz and Fernanda Barrera Ortiz. He is survived by four daughters, Theresa Gant and her husband, Marty, of Estacada, Ore., Patricia Rodriguez and her husband, Mando, of Hillsboro, Ore., Christina Treanor and her husband, David, of Corbett, Ore., and Stella Ortiz of Colorado; a brother, Trinidad Ortiz of Albuquerque; one sister, Connie Ruiz of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Ortiz served in the U.S. Army after graduation from high school. He enjoyed athletics, participating in baseball and boxing. He was also quite an accomplished artist and carver. Mr. Ortiz will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ORTIZ: Mrs. Maria Anita Lopez, 56, Santa Rita, died Monday evening. She was born in Mexico, but had lived in Grant County for 44 years. Rosary services were held Wednesday at 8 PM in the Santa Rita Catholic Church followed by mass at 9AM today. Burial will take place in the Hanover cemetery at 4:30 this afternoon directed by Cox Mortuary. Surviving are her husband Guhesindro Ortiz, four sons; Victor, Arthur, Samuel and Ramon; a daughters. Jose Mendoza, all of Santa Rita; mother Mrs. Canuta D. Lopez; two brothers, Margarito and Antonio Lopez; four sisters, Mrs. Ynez Morales, Santa Rita, Mrs. Nicholas Castillo, Bayard, Mrs. Jesus Sanchez Handford, Calif, and Mrs. Manual Gutierrez, El Paso, and 16 grand children.

ORTIZ: Melquiades R Ortiz, 109, died in El Paso, Tex., Wednesday evening November 4. Mr. Ortiz was a native of Valle de Sanbican Aventura, Mexico, and had lived in San Lorenzo for the past 102 years. Mr. Ortiz, a farmer and rancher and also a mail carrier for twelve years, until February of this year, when a stroke, forced him to retire. Survivors include his widow Rosario, of San Lorenzo; seven daughters, Mrs. Henrietta Campos of Silver City, Mrs. Izabel Ramirez of San Lorenzo, Mrs. Justina Norero of Sherman, Mrs. Margaret Pedraza of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Romona Vega of Santa Cruz, Calif., Mrs. Anita Flores of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Cecilia Guzman of San Francisco, CA., six sons, Guillermo and Felipe, both of Bayard, Pedro of San Lorenzo, Luis of Santa Fe, Alfredo and Elisandro, both of San Lorenzo; 55 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7pm Sunday with the Funeral Mass recited in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, Interment followed in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Finnegan of El Paso officiating. Pallbearers were Alfred Perrault, Lucio De La O, Joe Saliz Sr, Louis Montoya Sr, Sam Grijalva and Ralf Saenz.

OTIZ: Refugio Ortiz, 87, a 50-year resident of Si1ver City died Wednesday, November 12, in an El Paso hospital. Rosary services were said In the Memorial Chapel El Paso on Friday at 7 p.m., and the funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. in the San Juan Catholic Church in El Paso. Survivors of Mr. Ortiz include his widow, Mrs. Julia Ortiz of El. Paso, two sons, Albert Ortiz of Silver City and Henry Ortiz of Anaheim, California, three daughters, Mrs. Carmen Corral, Mrs. Rosa Aguilar and Mrs. Consuelo Garcia, and two brothers, Dionisio and Ygnacio Ortiz all of Silver City; 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

ORTIZ: Santiago Montoya Ortiz, 72, died Monday morning in Silver City. Mr. Ortiz was born in San Lorenzo and had lived in Grant County all of his life. He is survived by a sister, Elena Cordova of California and two god-sons, Ralph V. Salce of Springerville, Ariz., and Raymond V. Salce of Central. Rosary recitation will be at 7 tonight at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel, and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

ORTIZ: Simn M. Ortiz, 90, residente de San Lorenzo, falleci el dIa lunes 2 de noviembre en Scottsdale, Ariz. La vista de cuerpo presente se llevar a cabo el dIa jueves 5 de noviembre en la Funeraria Baca痴 delas 2 a las 6 de Ia tarde, alII mismo ser el velorio a las 6 de la tarde en donde Se rezar el Santo 然osario. La Misa de cuerpo presente ser celebrada en Ia Iglesia de San Lorenio por el Rev. Paulus Kao el dIa viernes 6 de noviembre a las nueve y media de Ia maana, seguida del sepelio en el cementeriO del mismo lugar. Simn naci en San Lorenzo el dIa 21 de julio de 1908. Sus padres fueron Benigno OrtIz y Luisa MIsquez. Se cas con Guadalupe Merino GarcIa ci dIa 4 de diciembre de 1935. Sn querida esposa falledo ci dIa 18 de marzo, 1998. Este ao estuvieran celebrando 63 aos de matrimonio. Vivio en San Lorenzo toda su vida. Le sobreviven sus hijos: Benigno C. OrtIz y su esposa Mary de Silver City; Simon G. OrtIz y su esposa Sandra, residentes de Siber City; Mary Lou Robertson, Scottsdale, Ariz., y Rosalina Monroe y su esposo Cates de Ben-brook, Texas; 11 nietos y cinco bisnietos. Precedieron a su muerte sus hermanos, Norberto, Rodrigo y Francisco. Portadores de atad ser疣 Tommy Misquez,.

Ortiz: Visitation for Sosten駸 Bonilla Ortiz, 77,of Deming, will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Baca痴 Funeral Chapel of Deming. The prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the same chapel. The funeral liturgy will be at 10 am Thursday at St. Ann痴 Catholic Church concluding service and internment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Ortiz died Friday at St. Martha痴 Hospital in Los Angeles. Survivors include sons, Gabriel and Jimmy Ortiz both of Deming; brother Dolores (Lolo) Barrio of Omaha NE; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


ORTIZ: Valentino Ortiz 55 passed away Monday in Bayard Medical Center after an extended illness. Services were held at 10am this morning at Fort Bayard with Rev Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Curtis-Bright was in charge.

ORTIZ: Victorio Lopez Ortiz, 78, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, June 30, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Santa Rita to Gumercindo and Anita Lopez Ortiz. He retired from the Cobre Consolidated Schools maintenance department 44 years ago. Calling hours were held from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at Baca痴 Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil began at 6 p.m. at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Santa Clara Ministry leading in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral Liturgy was to be celebrated today at 2 p.m., also at Santa Clara Catholic Church, with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and burial followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by the local veterans groups. Survivors include his wife, Raquel Sanchez Ortiz of Santa Clara; three sons, Danny Ortiz and his wife, Marilyn, of Canoga Park, Calif., Richard Ortiz and his wife, Valerie, of Santa Clara, 疎nd Jesus Ortiz and his wife, Luci, of Santa Clara; five daughters, Lola Gomez and her husband, Gonzalo 撤1-cho, of Mimbres, Sally Chavez of Mimbres, Patty 釘ombie Alvarado and her husband, Rudy, of Bayard, Gloria Sedillos and her husband, Ruben, of Silver City, and Delilah Ortiz of Santa Clara; four brothers, Arturo Ortiz and his wife, Dolores, of Santa Clara, Cruz Ortiz and his wife, Raquel, of Bayard, Samuel Ortiz and his wife, Amalia, of Bayard, and Ramon 溺onchie Ortiz and his wife, Lucy, of Santa Clara; and a sister, Elena Mendoza of Bayard. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jesus Ortiz, and a sister, Lola Ortiz. Casket bearers were Robert, Patricio and Randy Gomez, Joshua Alvarado, Victor Alcorta and Daniel Trujillo. Honorary bearers will be Raymundo Gilbert, Tony and Ramon, 溺onchito Ortiz, Larry Quevedo, Tony Lopez, Carlos Toro, Martin Sanchez, and his remaining family, friends and 田ompadres. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Dialysis Clinic Inc. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

ORTIZ: Rosary services for Ygnacio G. Ortiz, 70, who died February 13, were held in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Mass was said on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. James A. Milano officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Delia R. Stoltz of El Paso; a brother, Dionicio G. Ortiz of Silver City; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank Gonzales, Tony Sanchez, Raul C. Pena, Henry Ortiz, Arnold Ortiz and Gilbert Ortiz.

OSBORN: Carolyn Beals Osborn, 88, of 615 S Ninth St in Deming died Oct 6. She was born in Lake Valley NM June 30 1895. She is survived by her husband I C Osborn of Deming and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Osborn was a teacher in the Grant Count school system for 36 years. At her request and by previous arrangements there will be no funeral for Mrs. Osborn and her remains have been sent to the University of New Mexico Medical school.

OSBORN: James Charles Osborn, 59, a retired electronic technician for the Federal Aviation Administration, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Vencor Hospital in Arlington, Texas, after an extended illness. He was a native of Oklahoma, who moved to Silver City in 1965 to work as a radar technician on Brushy Mountain. Mr. Osborn married longtime Silver City resident Ernestine Eaton Tow before moving to Arlington in 1967. He is survived by Ernestine, his wife of 31- years; his father, William Osborn of Okmulgee, Okla.; his brother, Ronald, of Moore, Okla.; his daughter, Linda Herd, and husband, Bennie; his sons Lonnie and David, and their wives, Julie and Tracee; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his widow痴 sister and brother-in-law, Elene and Ervin Priest. Services were to be held this morning at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington.

OSBORNE: Lewis Clyde Osborne, 93, died Monday at his home in Deming. He was born in Spring City, TN Jan 13 1892. He came to Deming in 1908. He was a veteran of WW I and served in France with the American Expeditionary forces. He went to work in Santa Rita at the copper mine Oct 4 1922, and retired from Chino mines on Feb 11, 1958. He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn. Survivors include a niece Nancy Parker from Indianapolis IN; and three nephews Roy L 典ommy Osborne of Phoenix, and Ralph P Osborne and Harry R Osborne both of Deming. No services are planned.

OSIKOWSKI: The Reverend Father John Osikowski, 88, died Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Father John was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States when he was 16. He was a priest for the Roman Catholic Church for over 50 years and was with the Franciscan Order before joining the El Paso Diocese. He is survived by a niece and a nephew in Poland. Rosary recitation was said Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Co celebration of Mass of the Resurrection was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were the priests in the El Paso Diocese. Honorary pallbearers were Adolpho Zapata, Jesus Cardoza, Eusebio Abeyta, Tom Powers, Edwardo Gonzalez and Ambrose Gersch. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

OSMER: David D Osmer, 43, died at Hillcrest hospital November 5 following an extended illness. Mr. Osmer was a native of Santa Rita and had lived in Grant County all of his life. He was well known in the mining business In Grant County and was a veteran of WWII. Survivors Include his widow Peggy of Tyrone; two sons, Powell and John both of Tyrone; two daughters, Peggy and Martha, both of Tyrone; his mother, Mrs. Gretchen Osmer of Silver City; one brother, Louis L. Osmer, Jr., of Tyrone; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. The family had requested that in lieu of flowers, donation be made to St. Mary痴 School Fund, Bayard Library, Silver City Library, or to Hillcrest Hospital.

OSMER: Gretchen Dixon Osmer, 89, passed away March 16 at her home in Silver City. She is survived by one son, Louis L. Osmer Jr. of Silver City, and three grandchildren, Mary Louise Osmer, Louis Osmer III, and Diana Bender, all of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard and the Association of Retired Persons. The family requests donations be made to the Silver City Public Library in her name. Interment will be at the family cemetery at the Austin-Amazon Mine in the Burro Mountains. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

OSMER: Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Louis (Pat) Osmer, who died last week in the Veteran's Hospital at Tucson. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial was in the cemetery at Tyrone.

O'SULLIVAN: George Wetmore O'Sullivan, 84, a longtime Deming physician, died Thursday night at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Calling hours will be from 2-6 Tuesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service will be held at Baca's on Wednesday afternoon at 2. Bryan Porcher will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with full military honors accorded by a Fort Bliss funeral detail. Dr. O'Sullivan was born March 9, 1908, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Columbia University, where he prepared in pre-medicine before enrolling at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy, where he received his doctor's degree in 1933. It was at medical school that he met and married Ruth Miller, who was to be his wife for 58 years. In the summer of 1935, he arrived in Deming to set up practice on east Spruce Street and serve the community as the fifth doctor in Deming. Having received a reserve commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry while studying at medical school, he was activated in the spring of 1941 following the outbreak of World War II into the 1st Armored Division and left Deming to serve his country. Shortly thereafter, he was attached to the 6th Armored Division, which was part of Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army. In 1945, Col. O'Sullivan was injured in combat and was awarded two Bronze Stars, four Campaign Stars and the Purple Heart before his discharge. He returned to Deming to serve as the chairman of the Luna County Republican Party. He was the first collector of customs at the Columbus port of entry and received much recognition for his contributions to the community. In 1957, he and his wife purchased a ranch in the Mimbres Valley north of Deming, where he was a sheep rancher. Because of health problems, the couple returned to Deming 10 years later and he resumed his practice on Pine Street until his retirement a few years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Karen O'Sullivan of Deming; a grandson, Michael Ambler of Minneapolis; and two grand-daughters, Susan Kelly Ambler of Oak Forest, Ill., and Bridget Megan Ambler of Fort Collins, Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth., last November. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

OTERO: Donald C. Otero, 44, died Saturday, August 19, in Los Angeles, Calif., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Otero, a native of Silver City, was a resident of Los Angeles at the time of his death. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Annie Minerd of Pinos Altos. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m. August 22 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m., August 23 at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev. Fr. Felipe Maraya conducting both services. Burial followed in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Montoya, Louis Mitchell, Tommy Polanco, Freddie Polanco, David Polanco and Leroy Gonzales.

OTERO: Oliver Edmund "Eddie" Otero Jr., 35, entered life eternal Tuesday morning at his home in Central. He was born April 6, 1957, in Silver City and had resided in the area all of his life. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a student at Western New Mexico University. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his father, Oliver Otero Sr., and his father's wife, Helen, of Bayard; his mother, Elvira Bustamante, and his mother's husband, Frank, of Santa Fe; his girlfriend, Ina Polk of Central; two sons and three daughters; a brother, James Andrew Otero of Silver City; a sister, Rose Angela Molina, and her husband, Tony, of Santa Fe; and his maternal grandmother, Angela Rael of Sherman. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Casket bearers will be Steve Harvey, Tony Molina, Paul Delgado, Joseph Rael, Johnny Rael and Leroy Tenorio. Honorary bearers will be his relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OTERO: Rosa G. Otero, 79, a Deming resident, died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation will be held Wednesday afternoon from 2-5 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the prayer vigil will be held that evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be recited Thursday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Augustinian Recollects officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Monticello. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Otero had been a resident of Deming since 1944 and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons, Oliver Otero of Bayard, Elbert Otero of Deming, Ralph Otero of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Danny Otero of Fair Oaks, Calif.; a daughter, Theresa Lewis of Deming; 22 grandchildren; and15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Otero, in 1977; a daughter, Anna Herlinda, in 1955; and a brother, Marcos Gonzales, in 1983. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

OTTEN: Sara Otten, 72, a former Deming resident, died Sunday morning in El Paso, Texas. The funeral service was to be held today at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming with the Rev. Carl Shores officiating. Private committal was to follow. She was born Dec. 17, 1917, in South Haven, Kan., and had been employed as a bookkeeper at Deming Cattle Sales. Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Crumbley of El Paso, Patricia Robison of Belen, and Pam Burden of Tyler, Texas; three sisters, Martha Clevenger and Virginia Blue of Emporia, Kan., and Carol McKee of Waynesboro, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Joe Moore, Earl Moore, Sara Shannon, Sam Robison and George Robison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Otten, in 1973, and her son, Dennis Teague, in 1974. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso. Baca's Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

OTWELL: LeRoy Otwell, 64, died, Friday in Silver City. Mr. Otwell was born in Hot Springs, Ark., but had been a longtime resident of Silver City. He was an insurance adjuster in Grant County for many years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of El Paso, Texas. He is survived by his wife Ruth Otwell of Silver City; three sons, Ben Otwell and Floyd Otwell of Silver City and Larry Otwell of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Jessie Coons and Ruby Stone of Hot Springs and Bessie Straud and Jean Otwell of El Paso; two brothers, Herman Otwell of El Paso and Orel Otwell of LaPorte, Texas; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Edward Richmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Rogers, Rudy Luna, Dan Bowman, Jack Moorehead, Ernie Brown and Carl Simpson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

OTWELL: Ruth Marie Otwell, 70, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 14, 1925, in Silver City to Richard and Julia Hull Simpson. Survivors include three sons, Ben Otwell of Tucson, Ariz., Floyd Otwell and his wife, Sheila, of Silver City, and Larry Otwell of Seattle; two daughters, Diane Hughes and her husband, Tom, of Carlsbad, and Benetta Rapier and her husband, Jim, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; and a brother, Carl Simpson of Cortez, Colo. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Otwell Jr., in 1986. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Pastor Jesse Liles officiating. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Silver City Senior Citizens Program. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

OVERStrEET: E.W. 鉄lim Overstreet Jr., 79, a resident of Mimbres, entered into eternal rest Sunday at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Del Rio, Texas. He retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools as maintenance supervisor after 23 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Overstreet of Mimbres; stepsons, Thomas E. Methvin of Silver City, Wayne A. Methvin of Mimbres, Gerry E. Methvin of Lake Roberts, William N. Brewster and his wife, Kimberly, of Rio Communities, and Boyce Albert Brewster of Missouri; stepdaughters, Charla Sue Reese of Los Lunas and Shirley Vest of Peralta; a sister, Berthanell Parker, and her husband, Darwin, of El Paso, Texas; 12 step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place by Baca痴 Mimbres Crematory. A memorial graveside service will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Cemetery with Pastor David Oliver officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca痴 Funeral Chapels.

OVERTON: John A. Overton, 84, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, l903, in Vermilion County, Ill., to John and Mary Overton. He moved to New Mexico where he became an auctioneer. He operated the New Mexico Auctioneer's of Albuquerque for almost 25 years before moving to Silver City l3 years ago when he retired. Mr. Overton was one of a select few to be honored as a member of the Auctioneer's Hall of Fame. He had also been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Silver City with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith officiating. He is survived by a stepson, Bob Arbuckle of Perris, Calif.; and two nephews, John Butts of Collinsville, Okla., and Tom Swain of Beaverton, Ore. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Grant County unit. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

OVERTURF: Dr. Donald S. Overturf, a popular Western New Mexico University administrator in the 1950s and 60s, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, in Sedona, Ariz. Dr. Overturf was born in Hastings, Neb. on July 10, 1916. He graduated from Hastings High School, in 1934 and in 1938 from Hastings College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Dr. Overturf began his career in education in Nebraska as a secondary English and journalism teacher at Harvard and then at the junior college in Norfolk. During World War II, he worked as a departmental supervisor for Douglas Aircraft 舛o. in Long Beach, Calif. After the war, he returned to Nebraska, first as superintendent of Wood Lake Consolidated ----.

OWEN: Carl W. Owen, 64, died Sunday, March 23, in Silver City. Mr. Owen was born in Trinidad, Colorado and had been a resident of Grant County for over seven years where he was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church and the Silver City Senior Citizens. He is survived by three daughters, Jackie Owen of Silver City, Linda DeWees of El Paso, Texas, Marge Hogerheide of Albuquerque and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Cliff Hutchins officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the American Legion Post No. 18 conducting the graveside military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Gilliland, Chuck Mecham, Joe Riggins, Fred Tarpley, Dennis Theis and John Vaughan.

OWEN: Death, last Thursday at his home in Silver City, claimed John Owen, 75, one of Grant county痴 pioneer mining men, who had resided in the county for more than half a century, during which time he was actively engaged in mining. Associated with his brother, Al Owen, the two, carried on extensive development operations, and mining and milling at the Royal John mine in the Black Range. Also, the brothers for many years were in business in ----- and Santa. Rita. Mr. Owen was born in Linn County, Missouri, Oct. 9, 1870, and came to New Mexico as a young man. Surviving besides his brother here, are a daughter, Mrs. R. W. Cox, Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Mae McKibin and Mrs. Brown Lightner, Chula, MO, and two brothers, O. J Owen, Chula, MO, and Nova Owen, living in Louisiana. Funeral services were held Saturday morning from the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev B. M. Dennis, Methodist pastor. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery.

OWEN: Mrs. Mana T. Owen, 82, of San Francisco, died Monday after suffering a heart attack at the home of her grandson, James Lupar Silver City, where she had been a guest for a little more than week. Prior to coming here, Mrs. Owen had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Lupar at Truth or Consequences. Other survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. George Simple of San Francisco and Mrs. Bill Thomas of Ontario, CA; two sons, Lloyd Owen of Lemon Grove, Calif., and Dick Owen of San Francisco; six grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Curtis Mortuary took the body to Clovis, where funeral services were conducted by the Church of the Brethren, at the Steel Mortuary, with burial following in Clovis.

OWEN: Mrs. Nellie Owen, 84, of Arenas Valley, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. She had lived in Grant County for 59 years. Survivors are her husband, Paul R. Owen; two sons, Richard Smith and Lloyd Smith, of Silver City; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Johnston of Leon, Iowa. Graveside burial services were held Tuesday in Memory Lane Cemetery, conducted by Howard Hallmark of the Bayard Church of Christ.

OWENS: Serves were held Nov. 11 for Joleen Koger Owens who died Nov.9 in Littleton, Colo. Burial took place in the Bear Canyon Cemetery in Sedalia, Col. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy and Gayle of Littleton; her mother, Mrs. Sam Koger of Hurley; one sister, Dorothy McNutt of Sonora, Calif.; and two brothers, Steve Koger of Ponchatoula, LA, and Gary Koger of Silver City. She was preceded by her father, Sam Kroger of Hurley. Drinkwine Mortuary of Littleton was in charge of arrangements.

OWENS: Martha G. Owens, a long time Grant County resident, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Owens was born in Rabbit Hatch, KY and had lived since 1955 in Silver City where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Centennial Extension Club. She was a nurse at Hillcrest General Hospital from 1955 to 1972 and after retiring served as a special duty nurse. Mrs. Owens is survived by three daughters, Martha Mae Vicker of Albuquerque, Jessie Moore of Alamosa, Colo., Mary Jo Hooker of Silver City; five sons, Gene Owens of Pecos, Texas, Bruce Owens of Houston, Texas, Charles Owens and Marcus Owens of Silver City, Warren Owens of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters Albertine Rice of McAlester, Okla., Kathryn Suitt of Greenwich, Connecticut; twenty-seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Darren Owens, Floyd Wicker, Lloyd Wicker, Aaron Owens, Zane Owens and Mark Kevin Owens. Honorary pallbearers wee Joel Owens, Timmy Owens, Kyle Owens, Buck Owens, Brad McCauley and David Owens.

OZETA: Dolores Martinez Ozeta, 84, a Lordsburg resident, died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation will start Sunday evening at 5 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg and the prayer vigil will be held there at 7. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. She was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Folsom and was a homemaker. Mrs. Ozeta was a Lordsburg resident for 70 years and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Cornelio, of the home; three sons, Valentine Silvas of El Paso, Texas, Cornelio Ozeta Jr. of Hilo, Hawaii, and Frank Ozeta of Safford, Ariz.; five daughters, Barbara Guerrero and Berna Arambula, both of Lordsburg, Juanita Sandoval of Albuquerque, Josie Chavez of Alamogordo, and Cressi De La Garza of Baltimore; two sisters, Helen Youngheim and Patricia Duran Carnahan, both of Albuquerque; 31 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Adam Guerrero, Chris Arambula and Valerie Silvas; two sisters, Lila Diaz and Librada Madrid; and four brothers, Joe, E.F., Longino and Cassie Martinez. Pallbearers will be Steven and Rudy Arambula, Larry and Joe Guerrero, Valentine Silvas Jr. and Frank Ozeta Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

OZMENT: Mrs. Della Ozment, 83, a Silver City .resident for Ii years, was buried Tuesday at Childress, Tex., where the remains were flown by the Curtis Mortuary. Mrs. Ozment died Friday at a local hospital. Survivors include two daughters. Miss Inez Ozment, Silver City, and Mrs. Lila Hanson, Live Qak, Calif.; one son, D. R. Ozment, Central; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren.

OZMENT: D.R. Ozment, 84, passed away Friday at his home in Arenas Valley. He was born May 30, 1909, to W.R. and Stella (Brown) Ozment in Cribbs, Okla. He married Jewel Treece on Feb. 22, 1934, in Coleville, Texas. In 1942, the Ozment痴 moved to Santa Rita, where Mr. Ozment became employed with Chino Mines doing various jobs until he retired 30 years later. He was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jewel Ozment of Arenas Valley; a son, Guy Ozment, and his wife, Fran of Arenas Valley; three grandchildren, Bhrenda Lenderman and her husband, Larry, Deanna Frost and her husband, Boyd, and Eddie Ozment and his wife, Tracy; and 10 great-grandchildren, Bobby and Travis Lenderman, Jason, Rusty, John and Jori Frost, and Brandy, Cody, Chance and Chase Ozment. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Shari Lenderman, in 1989. A graveside funeral service was held this morning at 10 in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with Pastor Francis Roundtree officiating. Pallbearers were Boyd Frost, Larry Lenderman, Eddie Ozment, Bobby Lenderman, Jason Frost and Rusty Frost. Honorary pallbearers were Travis Lenderman, John Frost, Chance Ozment, Brandy Ozment, Jori Frost, Luther Beilue, Tom Leach and Curtis Raymer. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Gila Regional Hospice Program. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.