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RACE: Minnie Francis McAnally Race, died Jan. 27 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1893 in Hope, Ark, the daughter of John F. and Elizabeth Jackson Burns. Mrs. Race is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Gruber of Silver City and Mrs. Dora Mae Wood of Cody, Wyo; three sisters, Mrs. Erma Bingaman of Silver City, Mrs. Carrie Hawks and Mrs. Virginia Brainard of Green Valley, Az; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a long-time member of the O.E.S., El Paso Chapter No. 4. Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Wiley officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Viewing was held Jan. 29. Serving as pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RACHFORD: Estella Mae Rachford, 84, died Sunday, July 1, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Rachford was born in Ohio and had lived in Pinos Altos four years. She is survived by two daughters, Mary C. Fahrlender of Pinos Altos, Sylvia Rowe of Hillsboro, Ohio, a son, Joseph Rachford of South Salem, Ohio, a sister, Ruth Cary of Marshall, Ohio, two brothers, Joe Woolard of Spring Valley, Ohio, Conrad Woolard of Sabina, Ohio, twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral service and burial will be in Leesburg, Ohio. Arrangements in Silver City by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RACKLEY: Johnnie Dale Rackley 69, former Deming resident passed away Tuesday, Dec 1 at her home in Dallas. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 3 to 6 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 Baca's Funeral Chapels with concluding services and interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born April 6, 1929, Hedley, Texas, to William Price and Eleanor May Hedricks Simmons. She came to Deming with her family 1940 and attended school Sunshine and Deming. She married James Rackley in Deming on July 4, 19?? They resided in Dallas most of their married years. She worked for Bell Telephone Co. for many years as operator and also in the counting department. Her family includes her husband James Rackley of the home a son, Scott, and his wife Lisa; two grandchildren James and Stephanie; great-granddaughter, Klyne Nicole; two sisters, N Klement of Silver City, a Kathleen Hamilton of Las Cruces; one brother, R Simmons of Deming; a many nieces, nephews a cousins. She was preceded death by her parents; a sister Nell Hughes; and two brothers, Clay and Bill Simmons. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial Contributions be made to Mimbres Valley Hospice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RADVILLAF: Stanley Radvillaf, 91, of Reserve died today at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

RAEL: Juan Serna Rael, 85, died Saturday afternoon in Siler City. Mr. Rael was born in Sherman and had been a lifelong resident. He was a communicant of the San Juan Catholic Church. He was a retired Kennecott employee and was a farmer in the Mimbres Valley. He will be remembered by family and friends as a good violinist with a great love for music; and he loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Because of his knack for story telling he had many visitors up to the final day of his life. Mr. Rael is survived by his wife, Angela Rael of Sherman; one daughter, Elvira Bustamante of Santa Fe; one son-in-law, Frank Bustamante of Santa Fe; one brother, Ventura Rael of Las Cruces ; 6 grandchildren, Eddie Otero of Silver City, Rose Cardenas of Santa Fe .James Andrew Otero of the U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif., Bernardo M. Raci Jr., .Johnny Rael and Joseph Rael, all of Silver City; and two great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:30a.m. Tuesday in the San Juan Catholic Church in Sherman, with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating at both services. Interment will follow in the San Juan cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Luclo? De La 0, Manuel Salaiz, Comelion Chanez, Bernardo Rael Jr., Johnny Rael and Joseph Rael. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Otero, James Andrew Otero, Juan De La 0, Anselmo Roman, Eduardo Baca and Melecio Gonzales. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RAEL: Margarito S. Rael, 62, pioneer resident of Sherman, on the Mimbres River, died the past week at his home. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said Tuesday in the San Juan Catholic Church, burial following in the San Juan Cemetery. Survivors are two brothers, Bentura Rael of San Lorenzo and Juan Rael of Sherman; and three sisters, Mrs. Juliana Lucero of San Lorenzo; Mrs. Teresa Padilla of San Juan and Mrs. Elisia Gonzales of Albuquerque.

RAEL: Damian Rael, 75, a lifetime resident of Horse Springs, N.M. entered life eternal Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Jan. 27, 1916. Mr. Rael was a rancher. He was a member of the Catholic Church. The vigil service was held Sunday evening in the Santa Ana Catholic Church in Horse Springs. The funeral liturgy service was held there this morning. The committal rite service followed in the Horse Springs Cemetery, where he was laid to rest. Survivors include a son, Pedro Rael of Los Lunas; a daughter, Anita Rael Saiz of Los Lunas; a brother, Martin Rael of Aragon; and three sisters, Josie Aragon, Amadita Aragon and Crestina Rael, all of Horse Springs. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers were Brandon Fachini, Consuelo Rael, Donaciano Aragon, Martin Rael Jr., Joe Gonzales and David Aragon. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAEL: Martin Rael Sr., 84, entered eternal rest Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Rael was born July 28, 1910 in Belen to Donaciano and Luciana Trujillo Rael. He was a rancher all his life and a member of Santo Nino Catholic Church in Aragon, where he made his home. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Survivors include five sons, Daniel Rael of Alamogordo, Robert Rael, Martin Rael and Pablo Rael, all of Silver City and Edwardo Rael of Reserve; five daughters, Carmel Romero of Albuquerque, Beatrice Flores of Tularosa, Lucia Fowler of Datil and Linda Romero and Lourdes Kennedy, both of Reserve; three sisters, Amadita Aragon, Josie Aragon and Christina Rael, all of Horse Springs; twenty one grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The evening prayer vigil will be held at seven tonight at Santo Nino Catholic Church in Aragon. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday morning at ten at the church. The Rev. Pat Wedeking will officiate. The rite of committal will follow at the Aragon Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RAEL: Ventura Rael, 80, a former Mimbres Valley resident, died early Wednesday morning in Las Cruces. Rosary service will be Friday evening at 7 in Baca's Funeral Chapel in Deming and Mass will be Saturday morning at 10 in the San Juan Catholic Church in Sherman. The Rev. Benito Suen will officiate and interment will follow in the San Juan cemetery. He was born July 14, 1907 in San Juan and was a farmer. Survivors include a son, Anselmo of Alamogordo; a daughter, Clara Mendoza of Las Cruces; and three grandchildren. Baca's Funeral Chapel in Deming is in charge of arrangements.

RAGAZINSKAS: The Rev. Paul Ragazinskas, 76, pastor of Santa Clara Parish in Central, died Friday at his home. He was a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces serving under Bishop Ricardo Ramirez. He had been pastor of Santa Clara for the past 18 years. The Rev. Ragazinskas was born Dec. 17, 1912, in Lithuania and studied in the seminary there. He went on to Rome for his final priestly studies, but was unable to return to Lithuania because of the war and communist occupation. He was ordained a priest on July 11, 1944, and served in Chile, Central America, until coming to the United States in 1970. He served as a parish priest and college professor in South America. He had a doctorate degree in church law and was fluent in seven languages. He was a well-read scholar and informed on international affairs. He had written several books. He was one of a group of seven Lithuanian priests who served in the El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces area after the Second World War. He was the first patient in the El Paso, Las Cruces area to undergo angioplasty surgery on his heart in 1979. The operation was featured on the front page of the El Paso Times. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The rosary service will be held at 7 Tuesday evening at Santa Clara's Catholic Church in Central. The Mass of the Christian burial will be said at Santa Clara's Wednesday morning at l0. Bishop Ramirez will be the main celebrant. Interment will follow at the Central Cemetery. The only family members remaining are in Lithuania. Memorial donations may be made to the Seminary Education Funds of the Catholic Diocese, Las Cruces, N.M. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAGLE: Charles G. Ragle, 55, of Morenci, Ariz., formerly of Playas, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 29, at his home after a year long battle with cancer. Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Cross officiating. Interment will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Ragle was born March 9, 1944, in Santa Fe. He was the son of Paul H. Ragle and Elida Carpenter Ragle. Mr. Ragle married Sheila Kearns on Dec. 19, 1968, in Las Vegas, Nev. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; his mother, Mrs. Paul H. Ragle of Santa Fe; three sons, Paul Ragle, and Charlie Ragle and his wife, Raquel, all of Phoenix, and Brandon Ragle of Las Cruces; two sisters, Diana Balich and her husband, Nick, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Margaret Ragle of Sama Fe; and one brother, Norman Ragle, and his wife, Linda, of Lake City, Colo. Mr. Ragle was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Ragle Jr., in 1949; a sister, Barbara Ragle, in 1973; his niece, Tammy Ragle, in 1981; and his father, Paul H. Ragle, in 1992. Mr. Ragle attended Wood Gormley Elementary and Harrington Junior High, and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1963. He moved to Silver City to attend Western New Mexico University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Mr. Ragle worked for his parents at Ragle Rent-A-Car and Ragle's Mobile. He also worked at the McCauley ranch in Cliff, and Beggs Cattle Co. in Fence Lake. He proudly served his country as a Marine from 1966-68 during the Vietnam conflict. The summer he returned from Vietnam, he went fishing with his father and mother in Lake City. It was during this time that he met his beautiful wife, Sheila Kathleen Kearns. After they were married, in 1968, they moved to Silver City and he started his career with Phelps Dodge, remaining there from 1971 until 1976. Mr. Ragle and his family moved to Playas, where he continued his career with Phelps Dodge. They lived in Playas until he was transferred to Morenci, in September 1998. They remained in Morenci until his death. He was a devoted husband and father, terrific brother, and a loyal friend and employee. Pallbearers for Mr. Ragle's service will be Paul Ragle, Charlie Ragle, Brandon Ragle, Norm Ragle, Sam Balich and Steve Balich. Honorary bearers are Ray Ellis, Ray Bell, Albert Moras, Joe Dennis, Don Sloan, Nics? Balichard and Rusty McCauley. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAINS: David (Dad) Rains, 92, pioneer of Silver City and for 26 years landscaper and gardener of New Mexico State Teachers College. now Western University, died last Friday in Cochise County Hospital in Douglas, Ariz. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel with burial following in the Masonic Cemetery. Conducting the rites was Stanley Sherman of the Church of Christ. Born in 1874 in Travis County. Texas, Mr. Rains came to Silver City in 1900. During the years he was employed at the college he made the campus the most beautiful site in this community. Students respected him for his unfailing friendship. Surviving are six children, 21 grandchildren, 42 great grand children, five great, great grand children; two sisters and one brother.

RAINS: Lewis C. Rains, 77, a resident of Silver City for 40 years, died Thursday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jenny G. Rains; three brothers D. C. Rains, Silver City; Charles B. Rains, Roswell; Wylie P. Rains, Davis Dam, sisters, Mrs. Paul Ferguson, Silver City; Mrs. W. J. Wings, Luna, Ariz., and Mrs. N. E. Johnson, Globe, Ariz. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the COX mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Clarence Crow officiating. Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 conducted graveside committal rites in Silver City cemetery.

RAINS: Lou Gene Rains, 81, of Deming, died Monday, April 4, at Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. She is survived by her husband,' Earl F. Rains of Deming; a daughter, Betty June McCarcy, of Deming; two grandchildren, William Earl of San Jose, Calif. and Timothy Michael of Riverside, Calif., and two great grandchildren. She will be taken to El Paso for cremation. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home in Silver City.

RAINS: Silver City lost another of its pioneer residents last Wednesday in the death of Mrs. William D. Rains, 81, who had lived in Grant County for many years. Surviving are her husband, W. D. (Dad) Rains; a son; William D.Rains Jr., Bisbee, Arizona; five daughters, Mrs. Louise Rogers, Des Arc, Ark.; Mrs. Dorothy Baker, Bisbee; Mrs. Harriett Cooper, Tuirahut, Washington, Mrs. Beth Barnum, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Lena Cooper, Duncan, Arizona: 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel the Rev. Joseph Sherman of the Silver City Church of Christ conducted the rites. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

RAINS: Mrs. Paul Ferguson of Silver City received a message this week of the death of her brother, Wyly Rains, in a hospital at Las Vegas, Nevada, following a long illness. Funeral services and burial took place in Las Vegas.


RALSTON: A double funeral was held Monday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ralston of Silver City. Last rites for Mary Jane Ralston, 53, a former nurse and anesthetist who died Tuesday in an El Paso hospital following a long illness were originally scheduled for Saturday. The funeral plans were changed after Mr. Ralston died in Hillcrest General Hospital Friday night from injuries received in a traffic accident on the morning of Oct. 19. The Ralston’s are survived by two sons, Jerry, of Silver City, and Robert, of San Bernardino, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Talcott of Washington, D. C., and a grandson. Eugene Ralston operated a barbershop in Bayard. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of the Masonic Lodge, Hurley and a past-exalted ruler of the Silver City Elks Lodge. The Rev. Dan Loomis of the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City and the Rev. Keith Bonny of the First Methodist Church in Bayard officiated at the dual rites. Burial was made in Memory Lane Cemetery.

RALSTON: Harry R. Ralston, 64, of Casa Grande, Ariz., and formerly of Silver City, died Sunday, May 7, in the family home. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was an ordinance engineer in the Navy. He was employed at the reduction plant at Chino Mines from 1973-87. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Casa Grande; one daughter, Jean Garcia of Maryland; one son, Pfc. Bruce G. Ralston of Fort Bliss, Texas; one brother, William Bruce Ralston of Franklin, Ohio; and two granddaughters, also of Maryland. Graveside services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Casa Grande Mountain View Cemetery, and honorary pallbearers will be Dan White of Pinos Altos, David Kinneberg and Ross Collins, both of Silver City, G. Reed Bingham and John Lane of Ohio, Dale Teel of Washington, and Gene Bunnell and Ray S. Clark, both of Albuquerque. A memorial service will be May 19 at 2 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Church in Casa Grande. Friends and relatives may contribute to the Harry R. Ralston Memorial Scholarship Fund, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

RAMIREZ: Mary Lou Ramirez, 44, a former Deming resident, died Tuesday at the University of New Mexico Hospital Albuquerque. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon from 1-7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the funeral service will be held there Saturday morning at 10 with the Rev. Van Bevill, pastor of the Victory Assembly of God Church, and the Rev. Weldon Coker, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born June 19, 1951, in Deming to Leonardo Ramirez and Mariana Levario Ramirez. She was a Deming resident until 1970 when she moved to Silver City. Ms. Ramirez was a nurse's aide at Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care Center in Silver City and a member of the Victory Assembly of God Church in Bayard. Survivors include her four sons, Manuel Castro Jr. and his wife, Patty, of Milwaukee, Richard Gal1osa Jr. of Deming, Jesse Gallosa and his wife, Marina, and their sons, Jesse Gallosa Jr. and Joey Gallosa, of Central, and Joseph Arroyo of Central; two daughters, Carol Gallosa of Central and Lisa Arroyo of Silver City; her father, Leonardo Ramirez of Downey, Calif. her fiancé, Robert Salaiz of Silver City; six brothers, Leonardo Ramirez Jr. of Silver City, Sal Ramirez of East Los Angeles and Luis Ramirez, Ray Ramirez, Tony Ramirez and Jorge Ramirez, all of Downey; a sister, Josie Hernandez of Arenas Valley and five grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ernest Costales, Joe Costalas, Tim Hernandez, Ray Woods Sr., Ferni Flores, and Epimenio Lavario. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

RAMIREZ: Fructuoso L. Ramirez, 88, a resident of Bayard, died in the Fort Bayard Medical center early Friday morning. He was born Jan. 21, 1900, in Fierro and was a blacksmith at the New Jersey Zinc Co. until his retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was past president of Lodge No. 54 of the Alianza Hispana Americana. Prior to being a resident at the Fort Bayard Medical Center he was at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg for seven years. Calling hours will be from 2-5 Monday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be at 7 that evening in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and the Mass of the Christian burial will be there at 10 Wednesday morning. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate and interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Arcadio Ramirez of Bayard and Albert Ramirez of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Eugenia Perez of Sunnyvale, Calif.; three sisters, Frances Gonzales of Cypress, Calif., Maria Duran of Silver City and Emilia Garcia of Hurley; eight grandchildren, Mena Ramirez Mellman, Ana Ramirez Kelley, Albert, Hector and Manuel Ramirez, Rita Perez Schumann, Christina Perez Martinez and Mary Lou Ramirez Rodriguez; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ramon, Agustin and Jose Ramirez, and a sister, Urbana Leyba. Casket bearers will be Albert Kelley, Jerry Mellman, Manuel Ramirez, Robert Ramirez Jr., Joe Salaiz and Tony Valencia. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAMIREZ: Visitation for Armando Ramirez, 29, of Deming will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels where the prayer vigil will begin at 6 p.m. Services will be held Monday in Palomas, Mexico. Ramirez died Tuesday in Norfolk, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Diane Ramirez; son, Armando Ismeal Ramirez; daughters, Melissa Margarita Ramirez and Kyelene Alexanderia Ramirez, all of Deming; grandmother, Nicolasa Camacho; brothers, Francisco Salinas of Mexico City, Mexico, and Hector Ramirez of Palomas; and sisters, Irma Ramirez of Palomas, Rosalba Chavez of Columbus and Dolores Coronado of Palomas.

RAMIREZ: Candelario A. Ramirez of Hurley died Tuesday morning at the Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a native of Mexico but had lived almost all his life in Hurley. He was a retired Kennecott Copper Corporation employee. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Ramirez of Hurley; a son, Manuel of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Antonio Sifuentes of Silver City and four grandsons. Rosary will be held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Friday at 7 p.m. and Mass will be at the Infant Jesus Church in Hurley on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery.

RAMIREZ: Gaspar Ramirez, resident of Anthony, Texas, died in Santa Fe Wednesday morning. He was a longtime resident of Grant County. Survivors are his wife, Adelaida of Santa Fe; two daughters, Theresa Chacon and her husband, Gaspar of Santa Fe, and Consolacion Baca of Santa Fe; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Berardinelli Mortuary from 3 p.m. Friday to the time of the rosary at 7 P.M. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Rosario cemetery in Saul a Fe. Pallbearers will be Ruben Grijak, Tommy Ryan Sr., Ambrusto Ambriz, Simon Munoz Sr., Eddie Romero and Gonzalo Gomez Jr. Arrangements are by Berardinelli

RAMIREZ: Gilbert. M. Ramirez, 41, died Saturday in El Paso, Texas. He was a Communicant of the St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and had worked as a Console operator at U.V. Industries. He is survived by his wife Sally; two daughters, Christina and Yvonne Ramirez; one son, Guy Ramirez; one sister, Olga Correa, all of Silver City; his mother, Mariana Ramirez; and one brother Jose Roberto Ramirez of Bayard.. Rosary recitation and the Mass of the Resurrection was in the St. Vincent de Paul Church Sunday evening and Monday morning with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed at Fierro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer Romero, Fidel Jacques, Paul Trejo, Russ Provencio, Armando Jacques and Jesse Ogas. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RAMIREZ: Juana Gonzales Ramirez, 86, died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 24; 1899, in San Juan to Ponziano and Librada Gonzales and lived her full life in Grant County. She was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Juan Ramirez, whom she married in San Lorenzo on Dec. 28, 1920; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel G. Ramirez of Central, Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio G. Ramirez of San Lorenzo and Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo G. Ramirez of Bayard; four daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Crescencio (Fernanda) Garcia of Mammoth, Ariz., Mr. and. Mrs. Edward (Josepha) Gonzales and Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Maria) Gonzales, both of Silver City, and Mrs. Orlando (Consuela Castilla) Barela of Albuquerque; 27 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited tonight at 8 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gerald Ramirez, Tony Gonzales, Crescencio Garcia, Robert Ramirez, Gilbert Gonzales and Lorenzo Ramirez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining grandsons and nephews. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.
RAMIREZ: Margarita Sanchez Ramirez, 70, of Animas passed away Saturday. Jan. 31, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Father Anthony Clark officiating. Interment will be in Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. Mrs. Ramirez was horn Feb. 22, 1927, in Juarez, Mexico. She was the daughter of Primitivo Sanchez and Edwarda Gonzales Sanchez. Mrs. Ramirez married Tranquilino Ramirez in 1949 in Juarez. She is survived by four sons, Eusevio Sanchez of Lordsburg, Vicente Ramirez of Fort Hancock, Texas, Tranquilino Ramirez Jr. of Animas and David Ramirez of Animas; seven daughters, Vera More of Hachita, Olga Lopez of Lordsburg, Hortencia Caizada of Anthony, Lupe Granados of Orlando, Fla.; Mary Rogers of Roswell, Nancy Wong of Phoenix and Olivia McDonald of Silver City; 32 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Juan, Daniel and Pedro Sanchez, all of Juarez, and Francisco Sanchez of Fort Hancock; and one sister, Catalina Sanchez of Fargo, N.D. Pallbearers will be Albert Mora, Danny Ramirez, George Ganado, Vincent Ramirez, Cory McDonald, Jacob Lopez, Tommy Mora, Wing Huang Wong and Raul Ramirez. Lordsburg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

RAMIREZ: Mrs. Rita Grado Ramirez, 57, a life-long resident of Grant County, died Wednesday. Surviving is her husband, Frustoso Ramirez, and other relatives. Rosary services will be held in the Cox Mortuary chapel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in the Hurley Catholic church. Burial will take place in the Harley cemetery at 4:30 Saturday afternoon.

RAMIREZ: Simon A. Ramirez, 26, a former Santa Rita resident and brother of Pasqual Ramirez of Silver City, died suddenly, after stricken ill Sunday, Sept. 15, Los Angeles, Calif. The deceased was a 1961 graduate of Cobre High School, and in Los Angeles had been employed by the Occidental Life Insurance Company. Burial was held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Resurrection Cemetery in Los Angeles under the direction of Mirabal Mortuary. Among the pallbearers were Mario Yniquez of Bayard and Albert Trujillo of Central. Survivors of the deceased, other than Pasqual Ramirez of Silver City, include his mother, Mrs. Adela Ramirez of Hatch; his sister, Mrs. Rosinda Alvarado of Phoenix, Ariz.; two other brothers, Florencio Ramirez of Los Angeles and, Rubin Diaz from Hatch; his, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abundio Ambriz of Hatch; and three uncles, Joe Ambriz and Ambrosio Ambriz of Bayard, and Agapito Ambriz, who is serving overseas with the U.S. Air Force.

RAMIREZ: Tranquilino Ramirez, 84, of Lordsburg passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The rosary will be recited at 7 this evening at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's with Father Tony Clark officiating. Interment will be in Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Ramirez was born July 6, 1914, in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was the son of Jose Ramirez and Guadalupe Anchondo Ramirez. He married Margarita Sanchez in 1949. She preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1998. He is survived by four sons, Eusevio Sanchez of Lordsburg, Vicente Ramirez, and, his wife, Olivia, of Fort Hancock; Texas, Tranquilino Ramirez Jr. and his wife, Jessica, of Animas, and David Ramirez and his wife, Carrie, of Animas; seven daughters, Vera Mora and her husband, Albert, of Hachita, Olga Lopez and her husband, Pilo, of Lordsburg, Hortencia Caizada and her husband, Bias, of Anthony, Texas, Lupe Granados and her husband, Gorge, of Orlando, Fla., Mary Rogers and her husband, K.C., of Roswel1, Nancy Wong and her husband, David of Phoenix and Olivia McDonald and her husband, Robert, of Silver City; 32 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge.

RAMIREZ: Alfred M. Ramirez, 52 of 1031 E. Calle Antonia, Tucson, died February 25, 1972. He was the husband of Frances Ramirez of Tucson, the father of Gloria Lucero of Central and Eddie Ramirez of Green Valley Arizona, and had three grandchildren. He was the son of Carolina Castillo of Silver City; the brother of Rito Ortiz, of San Lorenzo, Tony Ramirez and Cruz Castillo, both of California. Mr. Ramirez was a building officer for the Veterans Administration Hospital at Tucson and had been employed by the VA for 31 years. He was a member of the NEHA, Inc., old Pueblo Chapter of Tucson; American Legion Post 91. Central; a member of Santa Monica's Catholic Church Tucson and was a Veteran of World War II. Rosary was said Monday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, the funeral mass of Tuesday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Ragazinskas officiating. Interment followed in the Ft. Bayard VA Cemetery with the Bayard VFW Honor Guard performing military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Abe Bustamante, Sam Corral, Fred Leyba, Frank Duran, Enrique Trejo, and Don Smith. In lieu of flowers, the family, the family has requested the donations be made the American Cancer Society.

RAMIREZ: Beatrice R. Ramirez, 82, formerly of Hanover, died in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Jan. 13. She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustin L. Ramirez Sr., in January 1977. She is survived by four sons, Johnny of Canoga Park, Calif., Augustin (Leo) Ramirez Jr. of Sierra Vista, Louis of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Ruben of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Augustin (Sarge) Martinez of Irwindale, Calif.; a sister, Eugenia Colin of Oxnard, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Rosary was recited Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. and Mass was celebrated Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church in Tucson. Burial followed in Holly Hope Cemetery, also in Tucson.

RAMIREZ: Ben V. Ramirez, 59, died in Silver City. Ben was born in Hurley, NM and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Silver City and of the Local I.A.M. Union. He is survived by his wife Erlinda E. Ramirez of Silver City; one daughter, Betty Hayes of Central; one son, Louie Madred of North Olmsted, Ohio; his mother, Elena Ramirez of Bayard; three sisters, Tessie Chavez of Lodi, CA, Tillie Calderon of Tucson, Az, and Minnie Vasquez of Santa Fe Springs, Ca; two brothers, Manuel C. Ramirez of Venice, Ca, and Gilbert Ramirez of Santon, Ca and four grandchildren. Visitations were at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Funeral Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church in Silver City, with Bishop Gary Stailey officiating. Interment followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Allingham-Golding Post conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Arthur Maldonado, Bill Maldonado, Leo Majalca, Mike Elias, Bobby Calderon and Frank Esquer. Honorary pallbearers were Louis M. Maldonado, Robert Hayes, Manuel C. Ramirez, Gilbert Ramirez, Pete Calderon and George Vasquez. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RAMIREZ: Eusebio N. Ramirez, 62, a resident of Cotton City, entered life eternal Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 5, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Victor and Maria (De Jesus) Ramirez. He had resided in Cotton City since 1978. He was a Roman Catholic by faith and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Survivors include his wife, Elva Ramirez of Cotton City; his son, Joseph Alfredo Ramirez of Las Cruces; three daughters, Yolanda Zamarripa of Cotton City, Martha Dominguez of San Manuel, Ariz., and Luz Maria Robles of Cotton City; six brothers; three sisters; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Manuela Silva. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday with the prayer vigil starting at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate at the services. Casket bearers will be Polo Zamarripa, Jaime Robles, Ramon Silva, Ralph Silva, Jose Silva, Jose Silva and Miguel Dominguez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RAMIREZ: Francisco Ramirez Jr., 56, a lifelong resident of Bayard, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born June 22, 1939 to Francisco and Maria (Ortiz) Ramirez in Santa Rita. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a well-known, self-employed mechanic in the Grant County area. Mr. Ramirez enjoyed watching sports on television, listening to music and dancing. He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Jessie Torres of Bayard; three daughters, Betty Ramirez and Helen Ramirez of Grants, and Emma Ramirez of Silver city; a son, Francisco Ramirez III and his wife, Alicia, of Silver City; two sisters, Rosemary Arrellin and her husband, Domingo, of Silver City and Lilly Lopez and her husband, Ralph, of Pomona, Calif; two brothers, Ramon Ramirez and his wife, Susie, of Hurley and Henry Ramirez of Azusa, Calif.; an aunt, Rita Ortiz of Mimbres; two uncles, Tony Ramirez and his wife, Emilia, of Azusa and Cruz Castillo of Los Angeles; his grandchildren, Sabrena Marquez, Miguel Hernandez and Francisco Ramirez IV, all of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. and will continue until the Rev. Paulus Kao recites the rosary at seven. The funeral liturgy will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Kao celebrating the Mass. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter I and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. Serving as pallbearers will be Felipe Ortiz, Pete Ortiz, Arnulfo Morales, Manuel Morales, Francisco Ramirez III and James Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Ramirez and Earl Cohn. Family members selected Curtis-Bright funeral Home to serve them.

RAMIREZ: Fructuoso L. Ramirez, 88, a resident of Bayard, died in the Fort Bayard Medical Center early Friday morning. He was born Jan. 21, 1900, in Fierro and was a blacksmith at the New Jersey Zinc, Co. until his retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was past president of Lodge No. 54 of the Alianza Hispana Americana. Prior to being a resident at the Fort Bayard Medical Center he was at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg for seven years. Calling hours will be from 2-5 Monday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service will be at 7 that evening in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and the Mass of the Christian burial will be there at 10 Wednesday morning. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate and interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Arcadio Ramirez of Bayard and Albert Ramirez of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Eugenia Perez of Sunnyvale, Calif.; three sisters, Frances Gonzales of Cypress, Calif., Maria Duran of Silver City and Emilia Garcia of Hurley; eight grandchildren, Mena Ramirez Mellman, Ana Ramirez Kelley, Albert, Hector and Manuel Ramirez, Rita Perez Schumann, Christina Perez Martinez and Mary Lou Ramirez Rodriguez, 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ramon, Agustin and Jose Ramirez and a sister, Urbana Leyba. Casket bearers will be Albert Kelley, Jerry Mellman, Manuel Ramirez, Robert Ramirez Jr., Joe Salaiz and Tony Valencia. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAMIREZ: Guadalupe Nava Ramirez, 66, a Lordsburg resident, died Tuesday at the University Hospital in Albuquerque. The prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated there Saturday morning at 11 with the Rev. Karl A. Polm-Faudre officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. She was born April 22, 1928, in Virden and was a homemaker. She was a lifelong Lordsburg resident and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mrs. Ramirez devoted herself to being a full-time wife and mother. Survivors include her husband, Manuel Ramirez Sr. of Lordsburg; two sons, Manuel Ramirez Jr. of Lordsburg and Gilbert Ramirez of Granbury, Texas; two daughters, Mary Ramirez of Lordsburg and Terry Ramirez of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Santiago and Jose Tarango, both of Lordsburg; four sisters, Concha Madero of Las Cruces, and Vickie Leyva, Carmen Tarango and Margaret Isham Rabb, all of Lordsburg; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Antonia Tarango, on July 8. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

RAMIREZ: Isidro "Chilo" Ramirez, 73, of Norwalk, Calif., passed away June 15. Mr. Ramirez was born May 15, 1918, in Fierro to Antonio and Maria Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Ramirez, in 1942, his sister, Mercy Triviso, in 1984, and his mother, Maria Ramirez, in 1987. Mr. Ramirez attended Fierro Public School and Hurley High School. He later moved to Gold Road, Ariz., and worked at a mine. He came back to Silver City and worked in the Peru and Kearney mines in Hanover. In 1957, he moved to Norwalk, where he resided until the time of his death. In 1987, he retired from Sealy Mattress Co. in Southgate, Calif., after working there for several years. He is survived by his wife, Lupe Ramirez of Norwalk; two sons, Dickie Ramirez of Albuquerque and Vince Ramirez and his wife, Yolanda, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two daughters, Sylvia Marron and her husband, Manuel, of Los Angeles and Sandi Bloecher and her husband, Bob, of Yucca Valley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse Ramirez and his wife, Toni, of Madera, Calif., and Frank Ramirez and his wife, Dee, of Azusa, Calif.; three sisters, Minnie Orozco and her husband, Chemo, of Compton, Calif., Isabel Chavez and her husband, Joe, of Downey, Calif., and Socorro Ramirez and her husband, Louis, of Pico River, Calif.; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at Rose Hills Chapel in Whittier, Calif. Interment was at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier. The vigil service was said by Frank Ramirez and the eulogy was said by Elias Galvan. Deacon Cris Vega officiated at the graveside services.

RAMIREZ: Jose "Bobby Joe" Roberto Ramirez, 42, life-long resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1948, in Santa Rita, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Calling hours will be Monday from 2-9 p.m., in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel, where the Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Concluding services will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate. Survivors include his mother, Mariana M. Ramirez; a sister, Olga Correa and her husband, Carlos; all of Silver City; 3 nephews, Guy Ramirez, Joey and Edward Correa and 4 nieces, Carla Marquez, Tina Delgado, Yvonne Ramirez and Catherine Correa. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose L. Ramirez, on October 4, 1975 and by a brother, Gilbert Ramirez, in 1985. Casket bearers will be his friends from Southwestern New Mexico Services to Handicapped Children and Adults. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAMIREZ: Mr. Jose L. Ramirez, 66, died at his residence in Bayard on Friday. Mr. Ramirez was a native of Hanover and had lived in Grant County all of his life. He was a retired Crane operator for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Marianna of Bayard; one daughter, Mrs. Olga Correa of Hurley; two sons, Gilbert of Silver City and Bobby Joe of Bayard; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Maria Duran of Fierro, Mrs. Francisca Gonzales of Buena Park, CA., and Mrs. Emilia Garcia of Hurley; and two brothers, Mr. Frutoso Ramirez of Bayard and Mrs. Agustine Ramirez of Tucson, AZ.

RAMIREZ: Juan Ramirez, 97, a resident of Bayard, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was married to Juana Gonzales on Dec. 28, 1920, in San Lorenzo and was preceded in death by her on June 2, 1986. He was a World War I veteran and served in France and Germany. He is survived by three daughters, Fernanda Garcia and her husband, Crescencio, of Mammoth, Ariz., and Josepha Gonzales and her husband, Edward, and Maria Gonzales and her husband, Joe, of Silver City; three sons, Manuel Ramirez and wife, Rosa, of Central, Gregorio G. Ramirez and his wife, Isabel, of San Lorenzo, and Lorenzo G. Ramirez and his wife, Molly, of Bayard; 27 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mass of the Christian burial will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m., also at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal as celebrant. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, Tony Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Crescencio Garcia Jr. and Edward Gonzales Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAMIREZ: Lina S. Ramirez, 76, passed away Friday, February 22, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Ramirez was born in Garfield, New Mexico, and had lived in the Grant County area for 60 years where she was a member of the Apostolic Assembly Church, the Senior Citizens of Silver City and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Apostolic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Carmen J. Silva of Albuquerque, a son-in-law, Agapito Silva, Sr., also of Albuquerque, two sisters, Jesusita Lucero of Bayard, Annie S. Puschell of St. Mary’s, Ohio, a brother, E.A. Silva of Bayard, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Evening services were held Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Pastor Abel O. Jimenez officiating at both services. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Encarnacion Silva, Benny Silva, Agapito Silva, Jr., Bernardo J. Silva, Eli Lucero and Adam C. Silva.

RAMIREZ: Lupe Loera Ramirez, 76, a resident of Norwalk, Calif., and former resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Norwalk. She was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Silver City to Edwardo and Petra Jaramillo Loera. Mrs. Ramirez was preceded in death by her husband, Chilo Ramirez, in June 1991. She is survived by two sons, Richard Ramirez of Albuquerque, and Vince Ramirez and his wife, Yolanda, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two daughters, Sylvia Marron and her husband, Manuel, of Los Angeles, and Sandi Bloecher and her husband, Robert, of Yucca Valley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guillermo Loera of Silver City and Joaquin Loera of Florida; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. The prayer vigil was held at Rosehills Funeral Home in Whittier, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 30. Frank Ramirez recited the prayer vigil and Elias Galvan said the eulogy. The funeral liturgy was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 31, at Rosehills Chapel. Casket bearers were her grandsons. The rite of committal followed at Rosehills Cemetery, where she was laid to rest.

RAMIREZ: Maria Ramirez a former longtime resident of Silver City, died May 21 in Pico Downey Golden Age Nursing Home in Downey, Calif., following a short illness. She was born to Jesus Galvan and Herminia Luna in Tlasasalca, Michoacan, Mexico, on Aug. l7, l899. Her family came to live in Fierro in l912. She married Antonio Ramirez in August of l9l4, and he preceded her in death in l942. Mrs. Ramirez moved to Silver City in l944 and lived here until she moved to California in l957. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Chilo and Lupe Ramirez, Jesse and Toni Ramirez, and Frank and Dee Ramirez, all of California; and her daughters and sons-in-law, Chemo and Minnie Orozco, Joe and Isabel Chavez, and Louis and Socorro Ramirez, also all of California; 37 grandchildren; 7l great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; her brothers, Felipe, Tony, Elias and Joe Galvan; her sisters, Rebecca Chavia, Juanita Romero, Carmen Lucero and Susie Maldonado; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Cruzita Valenzuela in l974 and her daughter Mercy Triviso in l984. Rosary was said Friday, May 22, at Miller, Mies, McComb Mortuary Chapel in Downey and Mass of the Christian Burial was Saturday in the St. Mariana de Pareles Catholic Church in Pico Rivera, Calif. Interment was in Rose Hill Memorial park in Whittier, Calif. The Rev. Gerald McSorley, Deacon Cris Vega and Frank Ramirez were officiants at the Mass. Pallbearers were Vince Ramirez, Joe Chavez Jr., Louis Ramirez Jr., Jesse Ramirez Jr., Roy Ramirez and Mark Ramirez.

RAMIREZ: Mariana M. Ramirez, 80, entered life eternal Tuesday at Hacienda de Salud. She was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Hurley. She resided in Bayard most of her life. Mrs. Ramirez was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. Thursday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral liturgy will be recited Friday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Hurley Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include a daughter, Olga Correa, and her husband, Carlos, of Silver City; two brothers, Freddie Madrid of Bayard and Juan Madrid of Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister, Angela Gonzales of Bayard; and seven grandchildren, Carla Marquez, Tina Delgado, Guy Ramirez, Joey Correa, Edward Correa, Yvonne Chavez and Catherine Correa. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Edward Correa, Joey Correa, Guy Ramirez, Ronald Marquez, Manuel Holguin and Jose Ramirez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAMIREZ: Maria E Sanchez Ramirez, 64, passed away Saturday at her residence. She was a 2 year resident of Silver City. She is survived by her children, Albert Sanchez of Tucson, April S Sanchez of El Paso, Texas, Cathy Gorui of Estancia and Yvonne Ramirez of Silver City; she had two brothers, Ainalia Sanchez of Juarez, Mexico and Aurora Sanchez of El Paso and their brother, Patatin Sanchez of Mare. Visitation was from 5_7 Monday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral service was held at at2 p.m. today with the Rev. Earseye Ross officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

RAMIREZ: Tiburcio E. Ramirez, 77, a lifelong Lordsburg area resident, passed away Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1917 to Rayo and Jesusita (Estrada) Ramirez in Valedon, N.M. He married Josephine Montes in December 1944 in Lordsburg. At an early age he began a career in underground mining and was employed with the Banner Mine and the Eight-Five Mine. He owned and operated Butch's Barber Shop in Lordsburg and worked as a custodian and truant officer of the Lordsburg School District, retiring in 1982. Mr. Ramirez decided to open up shop in his home and continued working as a barber mostly because he enjoyed socializing with his many friends. He enjoyed baseball. He coached the Montezuma Indians and was past president of the Montezuma Social Club in Lordsburg. Buying food for hungry transients was just one of his many acts of kindness and generosity. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Ramirez of Lordsburg; two sons, Arturo Montana and his wife, Vivian, of Placencia, Calif. and Fredrick Jude Ramirez and his wife, Mary Jane of Phoenix; four daughters, Mary Linda Marquez of Redlands, Calif., Rufina Perez and her husband, Arturo, also of Redlands, Rosa Linda Flores of Tucson, Ariz. and Daphne Gutierrez and her husband, Thomas, of Silver City; two brothers, Antonio Ramirez and his wife, Elvira, of Tucson and Manuel Ramirez, also of Tucson; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie Serna in 1977; and two brothers, Rayo Ramirez and Mike Ramirez, who passed away in Lordsburg on Dec. 24, 1994. Visitation will take place in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel today beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until the rosary is recited at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Karl Polm Faudre celebrating. The rite of committal will follow in Shakespeare Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Fredrick Jude Ramirez, Thomas Gutierrez, Lawrence Flores Jr., Nicholas Eric Lopez, Salvador Diaz Jr. and Arturo Perez. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel J. Lopez, Gabriel Jude Ramirez, Antonio Ramirez and Manuel Ramirez. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

RAMIREZ: Tiburcio E. Ramirez, 77, a lifelong Lordsburg area resident, passed away Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1917 to Rayo and Jesusita (Estrada) Ramirez in Valedon, N.M. He married Josephine Montes in December 1944 in Lordsburg. At an early age, he began a career in underground mining and was employed with the Banner Mine and the Eight-Five Mine. He owned and operated Butch's Barber Shop in Lordsburg and worked as a custodian and truant officer of the Lordsburg School District, retiring in 1982. Mr. Ramirez decided to open up shop in his home and continued working as a barber mostly because he enjoyed socializing with his many friends. He enjoyed baseball. He coached the Montezuma Indians and was past president of the Montezuma Social Club in Lordsburg. Buying food for hungry transients was just one of his many acts of kindness and generosity. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Ramirez of Lordsburg; two sons, Arturo Montana and his wife, Vivian of Placencia, Calif. and Fredrick Jude Ramirez and his wife, Mary Jane of Phoenix; four daughters, Mary Linda Marquez of Redlands, Calif., Rufina Perez and her husband, Arturo, also of Redlands, Rosa Linda Flores of Tucson, Ariz. and Daphne Gutierrez and her husband, Thomas of Silver City; two brothers, Antonio Ramirez and his wife, Elvira of Tucson and Manuel Ramirez, also of Tucson; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie Serna in 1977; and two brothers, Rayo Ramirez and Mike Ramirez, who passed away in Lordsburg on Dec. 24, 1994. Visitation will take place in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until the rosary is recited at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Karl Polm Faudre celebrating. The rite of committal will follow in Shakespeare Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Fredrick Jude Ramirez, Thomas Gutierrez, Lawrence Flores Jr., Nicholas Eric Lopez, Salvador Diaz Jr. and Arturo Perez. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel J. Lopez, Gabriel Jude Ramirez, Antonio Ramirez and Manuel Ramirez. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

RAMIREZ: Valeria Ramirez, 95, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Saturday at her home. She was born March 9, 1900 in Juana Aldama Zac., Mexico to Narcisco and Feliciana (Ramirez) Gutierrez. She is survived by her daughter, Pilar Baker of Lordsburg; a son, Nicholas Escalante and his wife, Martha of El Paso, Texas; and five grandchildren. Visitation will begin at four this afternoon in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel and will continue until 7 p.m. The prayer vigil (rosary) will then begin with the Rev. Virgilio M. Florez reciting. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

RAMIREZ: Rosary services for Mrs. Victoria L. Ramirez, 94, were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7 p.m. Sunday with the funeral mass being recited in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley at 9 a.m. Monday. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Mrs. Ramirez was a native of Casa Grande, Mexico and has lived in Hurley for the past 35 years. Her husband, Candelario, preceded her in death in 1969. Survivors include one son, Manuel of Union City, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great- grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Paula De Rios of Casa Grande, Mexico.


RAMIREZ: Joe F. Ramirez, Sr, 64, of Silver City died at home Thursday. Mr. Ramirez was born March 3, in La Mesa to Francisco Ramirez and Olaya Ramirez, on March 1, he married Vickie in Las Cruces and they enjoyed 45 years together. He was a self-employed businessman, and a member of St. Francis Newman Center Catholic Church. He served on the board of councilors and later board of directors for the United New Mexico Bank of Alamogordo, for-Security Bank and was an active member of the Alamogordo chamber of Commerce. He survived by his wife, of the home; a son, Joe Ramirez Jr., of Bayard; a grandson, Quinton Tyler of Alamogordo; two daughters, Francis Tellez and Eva Trujillo, both of California and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Francisco and Olaya Ramirez; two brothers, Daniel and Alfredo Ramirez; a sister, Consuelo Ramirez and an infant son, Nicky S. Ramirez. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels Silver City. The prayer vigil will follow at 7PM with the Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, afternoon at 2PM at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church in Las Cruses. The Rev Antonio Martinez will officiate. Family members will serve as pallbearers and honorary bearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's.

RAMIREZ: Juanita Ramirez, 20, of Lordsburg passed away Wednesday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She is survived by her son, Daniel Miguel Ramirez of Lordsburg; her parents, Manuel and Julia Ramirez of Lordsburg; a brother, Daniel Joseph Ramirez, and his wife. Sandra, of Albuquerque; her sisters, Yvonne Luevano and her husband. Louis, of Angel Fire, and Maria Ramirez of Lordsburg; her beloved friend, Daniel Joseph Ramirez of Lordsburg; her nephews Louis, Julian and Michael; her nieces, Desiree, Bianca and Danielle; and her grandparents, Leandro and Maria Castillo of Lordsburg, and Juanita Ramirez of Lordsburg. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mike Ramirez in 1994. Visitation was from 5-1 p.m. Sunday at the Lordsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with a prayer vigil following at 7:30. A funeral Mass was to be celebrated at 1O this morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Pallbearers were to be Alisha Gutierrez, Sunshine Diaz, Daniel Castillo, Steven Arambula, Israel Berrera and Benji Chavez. Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Ramirez, Reuben Murillo, Lisa Doporlo, Tanuny Placencia, Michelle Wyman and Ray Ornelas. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

RAMOS: Funeral services for Martha J. Ramos, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rafael P. Ramos, were held Saturday with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Rosary services were held Friday evening at the family home in Hurley. The little girl died Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Gilbert and David. Burial was in the Hurley Cemetery following services at 4 p.m. at the Infant Jesus Church.

RAMOS: Mrs. Fransisca Ramos, 71, who bad lived In Silver City for 23 years, died last Thursday. Only immediate survivor is a nephew, Reuben K Ramos of Silver City. Miss Ramos was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, May 29, 1888, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Herrera. She was 25 years old when she came to the United States, locating in El Paso with two sisters, and a nephew, Reuben Ramos. They left Mexico during a revolution in which Poncho Villa was leading a rebel force opposing the government. Residing in El Paso from 1913 to 1935, she came to Gila with her nephew, his wife and a sister, who passed away in 1939. In 1928 she met the S. I. Villarreal family in El Paso and thereafter made frequent trips to the Mimbres Hot Springs for medical treatment during the lifetime of Dr. R. F. Stovall, She reared her nephew, Reuben Ramos, from the time be was five months old and he and her sister worked to put him through elementary and high school, and thereafter he went to work to support them. Among Reuben's employers were U. S. District Judge R E Thomason and Attorney, Tom Lea, Sr, In El Paso. Rosary services were held Friday at 7-30 pm. at the Cox Mortuary chapel Mass was said at 9 am, Saturday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rito Dominguez, Julian Villarreal, Manual Dominguez, Crescencio Dominguez, Refugio Richarte and Hoyt Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were, Steve Villarreal, Joe Medrano, Albert Carrillo, Felipe Galavez, Thomas Arisman, Francis Vasquez, and Robert Shelley.

RAMOS: Reuben H. Ramos, 74, died Tuesday morning at his residence at Cotile Lake, Boyce, La. He was born in Eagle Pass Texas, and was a longtime resident of Gila where he was owner and operator of D&R Grocery. Survivors are his wife, Laura V. Ramos of Cotile Lake; two daughters, Alice L. Austin of Cotile Lake and Mary I. Verheyderi of Deville, La.; two sons, Reuben R., Ramos, Cotile Lake, and Reynaldo I. Ramos, Overlin, La.; 12 grandchildren and 14 foster children. Services are Thursday at Ifixson Brothers of Alexandria, La., with burial in Hemphill Star Cemetery at Boyce, La.

RAMOS: Angel C. Ramos, 60, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered life eternal Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug.2, 1932. Mr. Ramos was a member of the Catholic Church, and a retired construction laborer. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will be recited Monday morning at10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard State Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Jose Ramos of San Bernardino, Calif.; four brothers, Jose Ramos of El Paso, Texas, Richard Ramos of Farmington, Art Carrillo of Redlands, Calif., and Frank Ramos of North Hurley; two sisters, Consuelo Ramos and Dolores Martinez, both of El Paso; a great-aunt, Josefina Navarete of San Bernardino; one uncle, Cosme Carrillo of Las Cruces; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Concha Ramos. Casket bearers will be his family members. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Ramos: Angel C. Ramos, 60, a resident of Fort Bayard, died Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

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RAMOS: Juanita J. Ramos, 78, a lifelong resident of Hurley, entered eternal rest Monday at Hacienda de Salud senior citizens center. Mrs. Ramos was born June 26, 1916 in Hurley to Geronimo and Paula Torres Jaurequi. She was a homemaker, a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley and a Cursillista. Her favorite pastimes were cooking for her family, listening to music and playing bingo. She is survived by her sons, Gilbert J. "Beto" Ramos and his wife, Genevieve of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and David J. Ramos and his wife, Rosemary of Hurley; two sisters, Maria J. Chavez of Deming and Anita J. Caldera and her husband, Enrique of Rowland Heights, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Alejandro P. Ramos of Bayard, sisters-in-law, Sally R. Terrazas of Oracle, Ariz. and Amelia R. Gonzales of Mammoth, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Gilbert Ramos Jr., David Ramos Jr., Ralph S. Ramos, Gabriel S. Ramos and Martha Ann R. Cano; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael P. Ramos in 1981; a son Ramondo J. Ramos; a daughter, Martha J. Ramos; two brothers, Juan T. Jaurequi and Sylvestre T. Jaurequi; and two sisters, Leandra J. Chavira and Catalina J. Dominguez. Calling hours will be from three to four Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary will be held at 7 p.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at the same church on Thursday morning at ten. The Rev. John Jesseaume will officiate over both services. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Gilbert Ramos Jr., David Ramos Jr., Ralph S. Ramos, Gabriel S Ramos, Rojelio Q. Cano and Alejandro P. Ramos. Honorary bearers are Fernando Terrazas, Ignacio Jaurequi, Alex L. Duran, Salomon Bustamente, Benny Montes Jr. and Frank Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

RAMOS: Sarah C. "Sadie" Ramos, 69, a resident of Hurley, passed away Tuesday morning after an illness. She is survived by her husband, Francisco M. Ramos of Hurley; her son, Richard C. Ramos of Hurley; four daughters, Nancy Bencomo and her husband, Felix, of Tucson, Ariz., Stella Hague and her husband, Paul, of Phoenix, Merlinda Rupcich and her husband, Mark, of El Paso Texas and Patricia Bell and her husband, Frank, of Hurley; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carlos Cordova Jr. and his wife, Aurelia, of Arleta, Calif., Charles Cordova and his wife, Dolores, of Anaheim, Calif., and Frank Cordova of Perrington, Texas; and one sister, Susie Cordova, also of Perrington. She was preceded in death by a son, Frank C. Ramos, in 1972. She was a member and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 1 auxiliary in Hurley and she was founder of the DAV Sarah Ramos Scholarship Fund. She was a member and past sergeant-at-arms of American Legion Post No. 18 in Silver City. She was lifelong resident and was very active as a volunteer for the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited Thursday evening in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Julio Espinosa as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAMOS: Soltero M. Ramos, 82, died Friday in Silver City. He was born in Mexico, but was a resident of Silver City since 1958. Soltero is survived by his wife, Teodora Ramos of Silver City; four daughters, Alejandrina Gray of Bayard, Sylvia Hernandez, Jesus (Chuy) Ramos and Abigail Trujillo, all of Silver City; four sons, Moises Ramos of El Paso, Javier Ramos, Saul Ramos and Salvador Ramos, all of Silver City and six grandchildren. Visitations were held Jan. 23 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and graveside services were held Jan. 24 at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were his four sons, and Alfred Hernandez and Richard Gray Sr. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RAMOS: Francisco M. Ramos, 72, a 40-year resident of Hurley, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Mesilla on May 24, 1923, the son of Jose and Maria Ramos. At an early age he moved to Hurley in search of employment. He worked as a crusher operator with Kennecott Copper Corp. until his call to active service with the U.S. Army. He served as a rifleman with Company B, 44th Armored Infantry during World War II. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with Bronze Battle Star for his service during the Rhineland Campaign. After his discharge from the Army he returned to Hurley and worked for Kennecott until his retirement in 1965. He was a member of Allingham -Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, past commander of the Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Trench Rats. Survivors include his wife, Manuela Ramos of the family home; his daughters, Nancy Bencomo and her husband, Felix, of Tucson Ariz., Stella Hague and her husband, Paul, of Phoenix, Merlinda Davies of Tucson, and Patsy Bell and her husband, Frank, of Lordsburg; two stepdaughters, Miriam and Ayde Molina of Hurley; and three daughters-in-law, Sylvia Ramos, Rosemary Ramos and Maryann Ramos. Other survivors include his brother, Enrique Hovey of Las Cruces; four sisters, Mabel Banegas and Minda Medina, both of Las Cruces, and Lilly Medina and Emma Medina, both of California; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; Sarah C. Ramos, and his sons, Richard Ramos and Frank Ramos Jr. Visitation for Mr. Ramos will be today from 5-6:30 p.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church In Hurley followed by the rosary. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the same church. Concluding services and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran’s honors being accorded by area veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be Arnold, Jackie, Charlie and Felix Bencomo, Carlos Molina and Frank Ramos III. Designated as honorary pallbearers are his many friends and comrades of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Trench Rats. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RAMSEY: Frank R. Ramsey, 60 died last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital, after a brief illness of a heart aliment. He was a foreman at the Santa Rita mine of Kennecott Copper Corp. and well known throughout the mining district. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Ramsey; a son, Elmer, Garfield, Tex; two grandsons; three brothers, Fred, Silver City; Ralph, Oracle, Ariz. and Ben, Mammoth, Ariz. and five sisters, Mrs. D.W. Lemmon, Mrs. Ruth Peterson, Mrs. Hallie Buster, Mrs. Hazel Taylor and Mrs. Nell Straight. Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. at Santa Community Church, Rev. Harold E. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery.

RAMSEY: Joseph R Ramsey, 47, a resident of Central, died Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors are two sons, Joseph, Jr., at Snowflake, AZ and George of Oregon. Two brothers, George of Central and James of Alamogordo; a sister, Mary R. Cook and a grandson, Freddie Ramsey of Snowflake. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel at Fort Bayard, Protestant Chaplain Henry Meredith officiating. Burial was in the Fort Bayard Cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

RAMSEY: Mrs. Fred Ramsey died Sunday, Dec. 26,at the William Beaumont General hospital, El Paso, where she had been taken for treatment some four months ago. She was 54 years of age. Mrs.. Ramsey is survived by her husband, Fred Ramsey of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Luschei of Silver City and Miss Lois Brackert of the Panama Canal Zone; a sister, Mrs. R. F. Hattrup of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and four brothers, Frank Wilson of Las Cruces Harry and Archie of Yakima Wash.; and Tom Wilson of Selah Wash. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the First Methodist church, with the Rev John Carpenter officiating.

RAMSEY: Funeral services for Elmer Ramsey, 61, of Garland, Texas, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at New Liberty Baptist Church in Garland, with the Rev. Ken Ashlock and the Rev. Floyd Erwin officiating. Mr. Ramsey was born April 9, 1930, in New Mexico. He passed away Aug. 6 in a Garland hospital. Mr. Ramsey was a manager for Safeway Stores and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Hallie Ramsey of Garland; his mother, Mabel Ramsey of Silver City; sons and daughters-in-law, E. Roy and Millie Ramsey of Sachse, Texas, and Jack F. and Elizabeth Ramsey of Lewisville, Texas; brothers-in-law, W.A. Buckner of Mesquite, Texas, and S.J. Buckner of Ada, Okla.; sisters-in law, Lillian Adams of Dallas and Sadie Buck of Coldwell, Texas; and five grandchildren. Interment will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Dallas.

RAMSEY: Fred R. Ramsey (Uncle Fred), 84, died April 29 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Ramsey, born in Woodruff, Ariz., was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City, charter member of the United Methodist Men's Club, past member of the United Methodist Official Board, a boy scout in Silver City in 1910, a truant officer and school bus driver in the Silver City School System. Mr. Ramsey served four years as Grant County commissioner, two of those as chairman, and was past member of Memory Lane Cemetery Board, Silver City Library Board and Hillcrest General Hospital Board. He was also a member of the Bayard and Silver City Odd Fellows Lodges, the Silver City Rebekah Lodge No. 34, and was a World War I Navy veteran. In 1966 he was selected Pioneer Citizen by the Southwestern New Mexico Historical Society and in 1976 was marshal of the Fourth of July parade. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Ramsey of Silver City; three step-daughters, Lois Holaday of Aurora, Colo., Elaine Cann of Tucson, Ariz., Patricia Hernandez of Silver City; one son, Kenneth Franklin Ramsey of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Hazel Tyler of El Paso, Hallie Buster of Los Angeles, Calif., Nell Straight of San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitations were held May 3 with graveside services following at Memory Lane Cemetery. Reverend David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church officiated. Serving as pallbearers were J.R. McCoun, Maurice Davis, David Woodward, Mancel Mortense, Jack Inmon and Dr. H.M. Tannehill. Honorary pallbearers Were Ray Peevey, Bill McMillan, Sam Steepe, E.L. Huber, Roy Fisher and Fred Foster. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of "Uncle Fred" may be made to the First United Methodist Church for Youth Ministry. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RAMSEY: Full details have been provided of the death of Kenneth F.Ramsey, 60, a former Silver City resident who died Feb. 4 of a heart attack in Tucson, Ariz. He was the son of the late Fred (Uncle Fred) Ramsey. Born in Washington State, Ramsey grew up in Silver City. He attended Western New Mexico University, earning degrees in mechanical drawing and mathematics. His wife, Betty, said Ramsey considered himself "a Silver City cowboy." During World War II, Ramsey served in the Navy. When his tour of duty was over, he worked in several mines in southern Arizona and New Mexico. Ramsey moved to Tucson in the early 1950's, and joined the faculty at Vail Junior High School in 1956. In addition to his wife, Ramsey is survived by daughters Bonnie Scott of Newton Square, Pa., and Becky Ramsey of Rock Hill, S.C. The family asks that any donations be made to the Ken Ramsey Memorial Fund, care of Vail Junior High School, Tucson, Ariz.

RAMSEY: Lloyd Calvin Ramsey, 53, a resident of Hurley, entered life eternal Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 4, 1938. Mr. Ramsey was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church and The American Sportsman. He was coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch in Hurley, an honorary member of the Peace Officers Association in Wisconsin and Texas, and president of the Hurley Tee-Ball organization. Mr. Ramsey retired from General Motors as a mechanic and service manager. Calling hours were from2-4 p.m. today at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Indian Hills Baptist Church with Dan Grindstaff, pastor of the Indian Hills Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ramsey of Hurley; two sons, Charles Ramsey Sr. and Brian Ramsey, both of Hurley; and four daughters, Patricia Ferry and her husband, Roger, of San Antonio, Texas, Paula Johnrow and her husband, William, of San Antonio, Charlotte DeMar and her husband, Billy, of Wisconsin, and Peggy J. Ramsey of Hurley. He is also survived by three sisters, Betty Williams of Hurley, Brenda Oxford of Little Rock, Ark., and Carolyn Corn of Hurley; and 10 grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Carlos Solano, Daniel Solano, Danny Marquez, Harvey Wood, George Fisher and Clyde Reese Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAMSEY: Mabel Mae Ramsey, 84, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 4, 1912, in Pinos Altos to Jesse James and Lilly Lee Cothrun Light. Calling hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday in Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels with Pastor Dan Grindsiaff officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Jack Light, and his wife, Naomi, of Winkleman, Ariz.; two sisters, Lilly Murphy and her husband, Bud, of Moyers, Okla., and Velma Harris and her husband, Dave, of Sun City, Ariz.. a daughter-in-law Hallie Ramsey of Dallas; two grandsons, Jack Ramsey and his wife Beth, of Chicago, and Roy Ramsey and his wife, Millie, of Dallas;; five great-grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Michelle, Wendy and Chris; two great-great-grandchildren, Gage and Christian; and two nieces, Laura Filkins and her husband, Larry, of Honey, and Lois Balke and her husband, Fred, of Santa Clara. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ramsey, in 1957, and her son, Elmer Ramsey, in 1991.Casket bearers will be Fred Sauce, Bud Murphy, Tom White, Floyd Marriage, Jerry Busnette, and Mike Campbell. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RAMZEL: Claude Stewart Ramzel, 59, died Saturday near Silver City. He was born July 3, 1929, in San Angelo, Texas, and was a retired government employee. Mr. Ramzel was a resident of Socorro. Private family services will be held in Socorro at a later date. Survivors are his wife, Wanda, and two sons and one daughter, all of Socorro. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RANCEWARE: Robert Ranceware, 70, World War I veteran, died last Saturday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital He was the brother of Mrs. Fannie Baylor of Silver City. Funeral services were held In El Paso, followed by burial in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

RANDLE: Mike G. Randle, 38, a resident of Las Cruces, entered eternal rest Friday evening at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1952, in Deming and was a 1970 graduate of Deming High School. He had been a resident of Las Cruces for the past 11 years. He was a carpenter and a member of New Life Untied Pentecostal Church. Calling hours were from 1-5 this afternoon in Baca's Mission Funeral Chapel. An evening prayer service will be held this evening at 7 in the New Life United Pentecostal Church with Pastor J.D. Notgrass and Mark Dominguez, pastor of the Apostolic Church of Anthony, officiating. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2, also in the New Life United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Notgrass and Pastor Mark Dominguez officiating. Committal services will follow. He will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Jesse Payan Randle; three sons, Derek, Ryan A., Jason L. Randle, all of Las Cruces; his father, John Randle of Deming; a sister, Karen Lambson of Silver City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Dees, on Aug. 16, and a brother, John Andy Randle, on Dec. 19, 1979. Casket bearers will be Tony Aguirre, Jack Burrows, Tom Emmanuel, Gerald Milstead, Mark Gladen and Mitch Lambson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Life United Pentecostal Church; Las Cruces, N.M. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Mission Funeral Chapel.

RANGEL: Santos E. Rangel, 65, resident of Bayard for the past 21 years, died Friday night at the Hillcrest General Hospital where he was a patient for a short time. Having completed 34 years of service as an employee of the American Smelting and Refining Co., Mr. Rangel was retired. Prior to his residence here he was an employee of a company in Mexico. Survivors are his widow, Clotilde: two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cabreles of El Paso and Mrs. Mary Gonzales of Bayard; four sons, Manuel, Las Angeles, Raymond, Tucson, Jesus, Silver City, and Pedro, Deming; a Brother, Salome, Juarez, Mexico and one sister, Miss Cantua Rangel also of Juarez. There are 11 grandchildren. The body was shipped to Tucson for burial services conducted by the Riley Mortuary. Local arrangements were by Cox Mortuary.

RANGER: Arthur Ranger, Sr., 79, well known resident of Silver City, passed away at his home Monday night, of a heart attack. He had been under care of his doctor for some time. Mr. Ranger was born in England and had lived here for the past 10 years. Recently, Mr. and Mrs. Ranger celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the home of their son, A. H. (Art) Ranger, member of the city council and manager of the Enco Humble Oil Company Service Station at Pope and 12th Sts. Funeral services are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

RANGER: The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a helicopter at Bright Angel Creek, Grand Canyon, Ariz., which took the life of Arthur Henry Ranger, 47, of Silver City. Mr. Ranger was employed by Halverson-Lents Transcanyon General Contractors as a helicopter pilot. He started his flying career in 1961. The deceased was born March 28, 1922 in Detroit, Mich. He was married to the former Marvel Helen Woodward in 1944, while he was serving in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 52; the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 and the American Legion Post of Grand Canyon, Ariz. He also served on the Silver City Town Council for two years. Survivors other than Mr. Ranger's widow include three children, Mrs. Barbara Laramore of Miami, Fla., Naval Airman Apprentice Richard F. Ranger, stationed in Memphis, Tenn., and Merrie Virginia (Gigi) Ranger of Silver City; and his mother, Mrs. Ida B. Ranger of Silver City. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

RANKIN: Henry Rankin, Sr.. 89, pioneer rancher of the Southwest, died Tuesday night at the Veterans hospital at Fort Bayard. The father of Noel Calvin and Henry Rankin, Jr., prominent in ranching in Grant' county 'for many years, Mr. Rankin had a colorful career in the early days of the cattle industry. Born in Mississippi Oct. 8, 1886, he came to New Mexico in 1902and acquired a ranch near Elida, where he lived until 1916. He served as postmaster at Elida for nine years. Thirty-nine years ago he moved to Grant County and had resided here since that time. The last several years he lived with his son, Noel and fami1y on a ranch and farm north of Cliff. As a young man, Mr. Rankin served in the U. S. Cavalry from 1887- to 1889. Thereafter he was a rancher in Texas and recalled the stirring days of huge cattle drives over trails through Indian infested regions as far north as Montana. Following his marriage, he and Mrs. Rankin, who died in 1949, reared a family of nine children, all of whom surviving. They are four daughters, Mrs. G. F. Mikesell, Amarillo, Tex.; Mrs. A. A. Juersch, Los Angeles; Mrs. Pete Ussery, Seminole, Tex.; Mrs. Charles Blakey, Lordsburg; and five sons, Noel and Calvin of Cliff, Henry, Jr. of Silver City, Beuford and A. G. Rankin of Odessa Tex. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Cox Mortuary chapel with interment in the family plot in Masonic cemetery.

RANKIN: Thomas P. Rankin, 82, father of Mrs. Glenn C. Baker, died Friday afternoon at his home in Lowell, N. C., following a brief illness. Mrs. Baker left El Paso by plane to go to North Carolina to be with her father, who was a pioneer resident of Lowell. Funeral services were held at Lowell with interment following.

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RANKIN: Henry O. Rankin, 59, former Grant County rancher, died Saturday night enroute to a local clinic, after being released from hospitalization the same day. He had been under treatment following a recent coronary attack. For years before retirement he had been employed as a locomotive engineer in the Kennecott pit mine at Santa Rita and until recently has been parking meter officer of the Silver City Police Department. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Rankin; four brothers, Noël, of Silver City; Calvin, of Yuma, Ariz; Buford and A. G., of Odessa, Tex; three sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Guerch of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. O.J. Ussery of Seminole, Tex., and Mrs. Charlie Blakley of Lordsburg. Funeral services were held in Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. James Wayne of the First Methodist Church and the Rev. Joe Sherman of the Church of Christ, Silver City, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

RANKIN: Minnie Rankin, 73, died Oct. 30 in an El Paso Hospital. Minnie and her husband, R. Calvin, lived in Las Cruces, but had spent many years in this community in and around Cliff. She was born April 11, 1907, in Pulaski, Mississippi. Mrs. Rankin was a member of the Balanier Church of Christ; her pastor, Jack Kirby, conducted service in the Wheeler Chapel Wednesday, Oct. 22. Burial was in Memory Lane. Pallbearers were Houling Means, George Jackson, Noah O'Mary, Richard Holliman, George Ewen, and Wesley Brown. Mrs. Rankin has one brother, Carl B. Wicker of El Paso, one sister, Nannie Lane of El Paso, and a niece Carol Jane McCauley of El Paso. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

RANKIN: Noel Mathis Rankin, 92, a resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was the president from 1966-68 of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and was a recipient of the New Mexico "Cattleman of the Year Award" in 1969. He was a member of the Masons Shriners, the First Baptist Church, Farm and Livestock Bureau, and the Grant County Farm Bureau, was president of the Cliff-Gila Fair Board for 12 years, and as a member of the state Soil Conservation Committee and the New Mexico Livestock Board. He was a veteran of World War I and served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Beaver. He received the New Mexico State University "Agriculturist of Distinction Award" in 1972 and the Grant County "Sterling Silver Citizen Award" in 1970. He had ranched in this area since moving here in 19l7. He established the NMSU Scholarship Fund for New Mexico agricultural students. He is survived by his wife, Elva Nelle Rankin of Silver City; by two stepdaughters, Pat Tuohy and her husband, Mike of Moses Lake, Wash., and Jane Ramsey and her husband, Mike of Abilene, Texas; and by two step grandsons, Mike Tuohy of California and Christopher Tuohy of Moses Lake. Surviving brothers and sisters include Genelle Gersch of Silver City, Dovie Ussery of Seminole, Texas, Calvin Rankin and his wife, Vesta of El Paso, Texas, Florena Blakey of Hobbs, and Beuford Rankin and his wife, Mildred of Kingsland, Texas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held today from 3-6 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m., also in the Curtis-Bright chapel, with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating at the service. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery with Tyrone Masons Lodge No. 52 conducting the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Clout, Jupe Means, Fred McCauley, Noah O'Mary, Bob Abercrombie, Ernie Brown, George Jackson and Bill McCauley. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bingaman, Clyde Venable, Maurice Conner, Vern Crosley, Frank Parrish and John Reynolds. The family prefers memorials to the First Baptist Church Youth Fund, Silver City, N.M. 88061, or to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RANSTEAD: Mrs. Lenore Ranstead, 79, well known former area resident and member of the pioneer Thwaits family, died Friday at Lubbock Tex., following an illness of extended duration. For many years, Mrs. Ranstead and her husband, G. W. Dick Ranstead, who survives her, resided in Hurley, where Mr. Ranstead owned and operated the Hurley Garage. They moved to Silver, City in 1945 following Mr. Ranstead's retirement, and resided here until about four years ago when Mrs. Ranstead, becoming ill, went to Lubbock, Tex., to be with her daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Tusha, and her husband. Mrs. Ranstead was a diligent worker In the Community Church in Hurley and devoted much of her time to work in the First Methodist Church after coming to Silver City. She was a past president of the Women's Society of Christian Service; a leader of the Asbury Circle; and for a number of years was in charge of the junior department of the Sunday school of the Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Silver City Woman's Club. Other Immediate survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Seitzler and Mrs. Kathryn Moses of Silver City, and Mrs. Fanny Poindexter of, Lordsburg. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Rix Funeral Home in Lubbock, with the Rev. Lloyd Hamilton of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was made in a Lubbock cemetery.

RANYAN: Armin S. Ranyan (Rabanian), 85, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, July 2, peacefu1ly in his sleep. He is survived by his wife, Martha Ranyan; children, Robert E.Ranyan, and Roberta L. (Dee Dee) Ranyan and her husband James W. Dowe III, all of Albuquerque, and John Michael Ranyan and wife, Diane of Grand Junction, Colo.; and three grandchildren. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1937,with a degree in journalism. He worked at radio station WLIP in Kenosha, Wis., from 1948-57, and at Kennecott Copper Corp., Chino Mine Division, in Hurley from l958-74. After his retirement, in 1974, he worked as a sports journalist in Grand Junction. Mr. Ranyan immigrated to the United State at the age of 10, speaking very little. English. However, his English became proficient that he taught English elocution lessons, as well as using his eloquent baritone radio voice for WLIP. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1995. At is request, he was cremated and his ashes scattered at the scattering rose garden of Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque.

RANYAN: Martha Mary Ranyan, born Oct. 7, 1924, in Racine, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, in Albuquerque. She is survived by her children, Roberta L. Ranyan and husband, James W. Dowe III, of Albuquerque, and John M. Ranyan and wife, Diane, of Grand Junction, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Catherine E. Dowe, James W. Dowe IV and Stephanie N. Ranyan. She was preceded in death July 2, 1998, by her husband of 52 years, Armin S. Ranyan. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private scattering at the Scattering Garden of Sunset Memorial took place Jan. 12. Mrs. Ranyan worked at J.I. Case Co. in Racine. She also worked as a civilian at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois and later for the Veterans Hospital in Fort Bayard. She was executive chef and part owner of the Sayat Nova Restaurant in Aspen.

RAPIER: William Riley Rapier, resident of Alamogordo, passed away in a nursing home at Deming Feb. 17. He was born March 2, 1882, at Dentonville County, Ark. A resident of New Mexico since 1901, Mr. Rapier was a retired foreman of Kennecott Copper Corp., operating in Grant County and was a member of the Baptist Church. He, was well known in mining circles. The body was taken to Alamogordo by the Mahoney Funeral home where funeral services were held at the Mullins Mortuary and burial took place. Mr. Rapier is survived by his widow, Mrs. Susie Rapier;, six daughters, Mrs. Glen Hudman, Mrs. Arnold Collins, Miss Willie.

RAPER: Lazon Raper, 51, died Monday, July 22 in Douglas, AZ. He was born July 8, 1923 in Thatcher, AZ. He served in World War II and was a member of the VFW. Survivors include the widow of the deceased, Verna Koontz, two sons, Russell and Tracy of Douglas; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Carragher and Sherry Johnson of Douglas; his mother Mrs. Nell Rapier of Safford, AZ; two brothers Delbert of Safford and Harold of Taylor; one sister, Blanche Stover of Tucson, AZ. Funeral services were held in the LDS Church in Douglas with interment following in Calvary Memorial Park. Services were conducted by Larry Rapier and Pallbearers were Joe Davis, Fineley Richards, John Ames, Jack, Danny and Larry Rapier. Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Larman of Hurley attended the funeral for their son-in-law.

RAPP: Mrs. Alice Clara Hamilton Rapp, 78, died this week in Hillcrest, -General hospital. She was a native of Brookfield, Ky., and came to New Mexico in 1891, settling first at Santa Rita. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Cox mortuary chapel with the Rev. Wayne Douglas officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.

RASBERRY: Funeral services were held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Coy' B. Rasberry who suffered a fatal heart attack at his residence in Hurley. The Rev. G. D. Brent of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiated. Mr. Rasberry was a native of Eskota, Tex., and had lived in Hurley for the past 30 years. He was a pipe fitter for Kennecott Copper Corporation at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Edna, of Hurley, two daughters, Mrs.. Patsy Mims of Hurley and. Mrs. Shirley. Romero of Lordsburg; three grandchildren three sisters, Mrs. G. G. Halo of Abilene, Tex., Mrs. Marcellus Rix of Wilcox, Ariz, and Mrs. Stella Wimsatt of Aztec: two brothers, Carl of Deming and Cecil of Casper, Wyo. Interment followed, with IOOF graveside services.

RASCON: Rosary recitation for Alfred C Rascon, 47, will be held at 6pm tonight and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Saturday. Both services will be held at Holy Family Catholic church in Hanover with the Rev Thomas Perez officiating. Internment will follow in the Fierro cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jesus R Murillo, Tony Andazola, Henry Borunda, Larry Gonzales, Frank Salas and Rudy Rascon. Arrangements are by Wheeler.

RASCON: Gabino R. Rascon, 52, pioneer of the Mimbres where he was born, died last Thursday. Rosary services were held Friday at the family home, followed by burial Saturday afternoon in the family plot, under direction of the Cox Mortuary. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Rascon; a son, Wilfredo and two daughters, Mrs. Elvira R. Sierra, Silver City and Rachel Rascon, Mimbres. Also six grand children; three brothers Manuel of Turnerville; Cipriano and Daniel of Los Angeles and two sisters Mrs. Turvisa Cordova, Los Angeles and Mrs. Alvina Carbajal, Mimbres.

RASCON: Manuel Castillo Rascon Jr., 53, died Jan. 18 at the Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, Cal. He was a veteran and life member of the DAV. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; five daughters, Lupe, Mary, Joanne, and Lucille all of Turnerville, and Sally Baca and one grandson, Richard Jr., of Bayard; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Rascon, Sr., of Bayard; three brothers, Alfredo Rascon of Turnerville, Joe Rascon of Silver City, Sammy Rascon of San Manuel, Ariz.; and six sisters, Carolina Dominguez of Central, Ramona Ortiz and Sofia Arciero both of Bayard, Lorenzo Miranda of Albuquerque, Delia Garcia of Bell Gardens, Cal. and Elisa Cordova of Simi Valley, Cal. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday night at the Wheeler Chapel and mass was at 10 Thursday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with Father Macaya officiating at both services. Burial followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Dominguez, Jr., Albert Castillo, Alfred Rascon, Jr., Ernest Udero, David Marquez and Ruben Cordova. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Dominguez, Richard Marquez, Gilbert Dominguez, Danny Castillo, Joe and Albert Michaelback, Robert Cordova, Danny Ortiz, Benjamin Maynes, Ruben Carrasco, and Arnold Garcia. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

RASCON: Manuel R. Rascon, 88, died April 23, in Silver City. Mr. Rascon was born in Mimbres and was a lifelong resident of Grant County and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Matilde Rascon of Bayard; six daughters. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Mass of the Resurrection being celebrated at 9 a.m. on Monday with Father Esteban Lopez officiating both services. Interment followed at the Grijalva Private Cemetery in Mimbres. Serving as pallbearers were Alfred Rascon Jr., Frankie Dominguez Jr., Rudy Rascon, Ruben Cordova, Eloy Garcia, Eloy Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Miranda, Charlie Ortiz, Dan Ortiz, Michael Dominguez, and Michael Rascon. Arrangements by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

RASCON: Maria Orosco Rascon, 58, died Sunday in El Paso. She was born in Santa Rita on April 18, 1924, and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mrs. Rascon is survived by her husband Wilfredo Rascon; four daughters, Yolanda Malloy, Maria Elena Martinez, both of San Lorenzo, Patsy Moreno of Deming, and Lucia Rascon of San Lorenzo; one son, Wilfredo Rascon, Jr. of San Lorenzo; three sisters, Josie Schroeder and Juanita Jaime both of Deming and Jimmy Orosco of San Lorenzo; and five grandchildren. Father Esteban Lopez officiated at the rosary, which was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with the Mass of the Resurrection held at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Both services were at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Interment followed at the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jose Gallegos, Narciso both of Deming and Manuelita Jaime, Merejildo Quiroz, Pete Hernandez and Bobby Grijalva, Jr. Arrangements by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

RASCON: Mariana T. Rascon, 86, died Sunday evening in Silver City. Mrs. Rascon was born in Mexico, but was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church and was a member of the Silver City Senior Citizens. Mrs. Rascon is survived by one daughter, Elvira R. Sierra of Silver City, one son Wilfredo Rascon of Deming, one sister, Petra Jaime of Chihuahua, NM, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gavino Rascon in 1957, and a daughter, Rachael Montoya on April 3, 1983. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Father Tomas Perez recitating, and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church with Father Alberto Abaigar officiating. Interment will follow at the Grijalva Private Cemetery in Mimbres. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Montoya, Alex Montoya Jr., Tony Montoya, Ray Sierra, Ernest Sierra, and Wilfredo Rascon Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Castillo and Mariano Grijalva. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RASCON: Matilde Castillo Rascon, 86, died Monday in Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1902, in Mimbres; was a lifelong resident of this area; was a member of the Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be today from 4-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel where rosary services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 9 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Interment will follow in the Grijalva Cemetery in Mimbres. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate at all services. Survivors are two sons, Joe Rascon of Silver City and Samuel Rascon on Arizona; seven daughters, Carolina Dominguez of Central, Sofia Arciero of Bayard, Ramona Ortiz, Eliza Cordova and Delia Garcia, all of California, Lorie Michaelback of Albuquerque and Patricia Maynes of Bayard; two brothers, Louis Castillo of Albuquerque and Faustino Castillo of Arizona; five sisters, Geneveva Madrid and Luz Gonzales of Bayard, Juaquina Martinez and Ofelia Carrasco of Central, and Ramona Rena of Fort Bayard; 43 grandchildren 67 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel, a daughter, Selsa Padilla, and two sons, Alfredo and Manuel Rascon Jr. Casket bearers will be Michael Rascon, David Michaelback, Charlie Ortiz, Alfredo Rascon Jr., Michael and Frankie Dominguez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RASCON: Wendy Jean Smith Rascon, 24, passed away Sunday as the result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her parents, Rick and Patty Smith of Silver City, and Melinda and George Austin of Santa Fe. She is also survived by three brothers, Breck Smith of Santa Fe, and Derek Kuester and Doug Kuester, both of Silver City. Surviving grandparents are Bill and Beth Aycock of Rio Rico, Ariz. Ms. Rascon was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Murphy, and her paternal grandfather, Sam Smith. She was born Nov. 20, 1965, in Durango, Colo. She spent most of her life in Silver City, and attended North Silver Elementary, Stout Intermediate, La Plata and Silver High. She also attended Western New Mexico University. At the time of her death, she was employed by Rentco Corp. Funeral services will be held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dee Charles, Bill Marek, John Maxwell, "Moose" White, John Werner and Jim Clanton. The family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

RASMUSON: Floyd Rasmuson, 83, of Silver City, a retired businessman, passed away at his home Friday evening. He was born March 9, 1913, in Marseilles, Ill., of Rasmus Rasmuson and Helen Blakke both from Norway. He had a younger brother, Raymond. His father farmed in Iowa and Minnesota. He graduated from high school in Ottosen, Iowa. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps and attended Parks Air College in St. Louis. He built planes for Consolidated Intl. Seattle and San Diego. After the war, he worked in Bishop, Calif., and Rifle, Colo. While at Rifle, he met and married Mary Helen Soule, and came to Silver City, where he ran Rasmuson Chevron Service for 28 1/2 years. He was a 35 plus member of the Kiwanis Club of Silver City, where he was a mainstay of many civic projects to the end. He was president and secretary-treasurer in Silver City, and lieutenant governor of the Southwest District Kiwanis. He had also belonged to the Grant County Archaeology Society and the Grant County Rolling Stones. He is survived by a son, Charles Floyd Rasmuson; a stepdaughter, Mary Margaret Soulé; a grandson, Charles Floyd Rasmuson Jr.; a granddaughter, Angela Dawn Rasmuson; a nephew, Robert Eugene Rasmuson, and his son, Jacob; a niece, Susan Rae Crance, and her children, Richard and Karl Lee; and many cousins. Viewing will be this evening from 3-7 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Services will begin at 10 am. Thursday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Beem, John Fellingham, Joe Hodges, Don King, Henry Ochoa and Joe Smith. Honorary hearers arc Ron Hall, Howard Holmes, Orval Little, Frank Parrish, Ray Sensenbaugher, Ed Werner, Paul David Wilkerson and Glen Young.

RASMUSSON: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rasmusson and their children Mary and Charles, have returned home after attending the funeral services held at bishop Ca for Rasmusson's brother Major Raymond J Rasmusson 59 who lost his life as a result of injuries suffered in a plane crash on June 13. Also killed in the crash was the pilot Lt. Scott W Ewing. The two were in a search aircraft from the Bishop Civil Air Patrol unit, on a routine search mission in the North, Lake area for a missing hiker, when the accident occurred.

RATHBURN: Charles Henry Rathburn, 88, retired pioneer rancher, died Monday at his home on the Pinos Altos Highway. He had lived in Grant County 60 years. He is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Lilly Light, Mrs. Eva Watkins, Silver City and Mrs. Willy Ward, Bayard. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Clarence Crow, pastor of the Baptist Church conducting the rites. Burial will take place in the Pinos Altos cemetery.

RATLIFF: Emmitt "Jinks" Ratliff, a former Lordsburg resident, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 9, 1905, in Portal Dodge for several years, and was employed as a cowboy in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada before his retirement. Calling hours will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with David Hardt conducting. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by the New Mexico Army National Guard. Survivors include two sister, Cloma Lachet of Silver City and Winnie Voyles of Safford, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Ronnie Merrill of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and Jerry Merrill, Shelley Lockerby and Deborah Tonko, all of Tempe, Ariz. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephew. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAWLINS William J. Rawlins, 71, a resident of Silver City, died Thursday at his residence Services are pending. Entrusted to the Baca’s Funeral Home.

RAY: Cain Edward Ray of Weatherford, Texas, died Wednesday, May 12, in a tragic accident. Cain was born in Bedford, Texas, on June'27, 1994. He attended the Little School House in Weatherford. Cain loved church, baseball, fishing, riding horses, climbing trees, and playing soccer. He especially loved his dogs, Maxie, Lucy, Speedbump and Wishbone. Survivors include his parents, John E. Ray and Christine Sisemore Ray of Weatherford; his sisters, Katelyn, 7 years, and Miss Lil, 7 months; his maternal grandparent, Sandra Hedges Stiltner, and his paternal grandparent, Willie Mae Ray; aunts, Charlotte Ray and Casey Sisemore Burden; cousins, Lucas Burden and Dillon Ray; an uncle, Art Ray; his great-grandparents, Bernard and Catherine Hedges of Silver City; a great-great-uncle, R.J. Hedges; a great-uncle, Randy Hedges of Aurora, Colo.; and an uncle, Christopher Sisemore of Tucson, Ariz. Christopher Sisemore and Charlotte Ray were godparents. Cain was buried in the Central Cemetery in Weatherford on May 15 with the Rev. Tom Jones officiating.

RAY: Frannie W. Ray, 49, Bayard, died Friday in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a graduate of Western University and active in athletics. He served in World War II as a Naval ensign in the Pacific. During his teaching career he was principal of the Santa Rita public school coached basketball and was a leader in the Boy Scouts. Survivors are his widow, Janet Mayo Ray, daughter, Mrs. William Russell of Sacramento, and a son, Jeffrey Ray, and his mother. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Walker C. Dick Of Arenas Valley Community Church, conducting the rites, Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery.

RAY: Mrs. Alice J. Ray passed away January 9, 1977 at Springer, N.M. Mrs. Ray was born November 10, 1888 in Meeker, Colorado. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Tirey. Mrs. Ray came to the Silver City area in June 1899. She attended school in Central, later she attended New Mexico Normal school, now New Mexico Western College. After obtaining her teaching certificate, she taught at Hadley, an old mining camp, and later she taught at Whitewater, N.M. and at Gregg School of Business in Phoenix. She was married to Walter Garland Hodges September 1910. Of this union three daughters were born, Violet, Iris and Fern. She was later married to Willis Ray, who passed away in 1964. In 1931 the family, moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, and remained there until 1942 when she and the family returned to Fierro, N.M. On her return to Fierro in 1942, Mrs. Ray made her love of painting of landscapes in oil into a way of life. She had always been active and enthusiastic painter in oils and continued to paint up until September 1976 when she became ill. Mrs. Ray was recognized as an outstanding artist throughout the Southwest and was the recipient of several awards in recognition of her talents and donation to the world of art. She will be missed. She was active in Art groups in the area of the southwestern part of New Mexico for many years. In her later years she taught an Art class at the community College at New Mexico Eastern State College. She is survived by three daughters, Violet H. Tucker of Silver City, Iris Carter of Cimarron, N.M., and Fern Vetter of Cripple Creek, Colorado, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived a sister Evangeline Wellborn, Silver City, and a brother Roy W. Tirey also of Silver City. Funeral services are to be held today, January 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright funeral Chapel with Rev. Alfred Pace officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who prefer may donate to their favorite charities in Alice Ray's name.

RAY: Mrs. Eugenia Ray, 66 ,who was born in Grant County, passed away last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. For many years she owned and operated a Spanish food parlor at her home on South Cooper St. and had a wide acquaintance in the community. Surviving members of her family are one son, Joe Ray and eight daughters, Mrs. Isabel Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Gilbert, Mrs. Ethel Jones, all of Silver City; Mrs. Mariana Munoz, Laredo, Tex,; Mrs. Helen Mota, Los Angeles; Mrs. Lola Quitmeyer, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Ruth Ybarra, Tucson and Mrs. Cruz Ferranti, Santa Monica, Calif.; two brothers, Frank Mendoza and Ynez Ybarra, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Ybarra, Silver City; 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Sunday evening with funeral mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Monday at 9 a.m. Burial took place in the Pinos Altos cemetery.

RAY: Willis H Ray, 86, a retired mine foreman of the U. S. Smelting, Mining and Refining Company at Vanadium and Grant County resident for 35 years, died Saturday at his home in 'Silver City. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Burial was In Memory Lane cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Ray; three daughters, Mrs. E. Marshall, Grants; Mrs. Carl Carter, Cimarron and Mrs. Joe Vetter, Cripple Creek, Colo.; four grandchildren, one great grandchild and a brother, Palmer Ray, Hawthorne, Calif.

RAY: Ray: Grace Brock Ray, member of probably the oldest pioneer family in southwestern New Mexico, passed away May 22 at her home in Lordsburg. Grace was born Jan. 21, 1911 to Julius Caesar Brock and Anna Schmelzel Brock. Her father had come to the Burro Mountains in 1876 and established his ranch on Thompson Canyon a few years later. Born on this ranch were three daughters Marie, Helen and Grace and a son Glen Brock who died in childhood. With no boys in the family the girls had to be the ranch hands and many old-timers remember how well Grace handled stock, and how well she could ride and rope. She was not just a country girl however, having completed three years of college. On April 25, 1935, Grace married Charles Ray and they started a ranch just a few miles from her old home. Together they made their ranch self-sufficient with some farming, a garden and many lovely fruit trees as well as their cattle. Grace Ray lived by the pioneer code of honesty, loyalty to friends, integrity and hospitality. Many remember her generosity with the fruit produced on her beloved ranch. Her many friends also admired very much her courage and hopefulness during the last several years. Grace is survived by her husband Charles; one daughter Kathleen Marley; one sister Marie McCauley; five grandchildren, Melinda Jackson, Laura Marley, Louanna Marley, Charles Marley and Sandra Marley; one great grandchild, Christi Jackson. Funeral services were held May 26 at 2 p.m. at Heather Funeral Home in Lordsburg with Fred Ewing of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Art Bryan, Rex Kipp, William Kipp, Glenn Dorsett, Bill Johnson, and Charles Marley. Honorary pallbearers were George Stone, Pete Chase, James Wells, Fausto Noce, Joe Rutland, Bob Lowerey, Toby Wallace, Dr. Robert North, Gerald Fuller, Victor Lazar, Alvin Parker and a host of friends.

RAY: Ray: Grover C. Ray, 72, died Saturday in Silver City. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Jessie Liles officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RAY: Funeral services were held in San Diego, CA., for Jack Ray, a former Silver City resident, who died in San Diego, October 22. Mr. Ray was born July 28, 1914, in Alvord TX. During his residence in Silver City, the deceased served as a master of Silver City Lodge No. 8, AF&AM. He left Silver City in 1945 to move to San Diego.

RAY: Titus B. Ray, 82, a retired personnel consultant for Chino Mines, entered into rest Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1911, in Livingston, Ala., to the late Thomas Bailey and Minnie (Miller) Ray. Mr. Ray was a resident of the Burro Mountain Homestead, but spent many winters at Elephant Butte. He was a member of the Camper Ranch Club of America and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Sierra Lodge No. 6. Mr. Ray was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marjorie A. Ray of the home; a daughter, Patricia Ann Johnson of Arenas Valley; a sister, Edna Davis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Cremation and arrangements have been entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.
Neil Patrick Rayburn, seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry V. Rayburn, of' Vanadium, passed away Saturday. Surviving are the parents two brothers, Anthony and Steven; two sisters, Norene and Theresa, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lee, Pinos Altos, and Mrs. Edna Rayburn, Grants Pass, Oregon. White funeral mass was held Wednesday morning at the Holy Family church in Bayard, with services at 4:30 in the afternoon conducted by the Rev. Francis Smerke. Interment was in Silver City cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary.

RAYMER: Curtis R. Raymer, 86, a Deming resident, passed away Friday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3-6 in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Grave-side services will be held Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Woods, pastor of the First Church of God in Hatch, officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by Deming Lodge No. 12 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. Raymer was born Nov. 12, 1910, in Bee Branch, Ark. To Neely and Nina Holland Raymer. As a Young man, he was a semiprofessional baseball player in Arkansas. He married Opal Wilson on Dec. 21, 1928, and they moved to New Mexico in 1937. He was a machinist and shovel operator for Kennecott Copper Corp., from which he retired. Mr. Raymer loved gardening, golf, hunting and fishing. He was a life member of A.J. Wheeler Lodge No. 367 A.F.&A.M. in Morgonton, Ark., and was a member of the First Church of God. His family includes his wife of 68 years, Opal Raymer of the home; three daughters, Bobbi Hendershot and her husband, Stan, of Tucson, Ariz., Nina Fahrlender and her husband, Jack, of Pine Top, Ariz., and Peggy Center and. her husband, Jay, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; two brothers; four sisters; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Stan Hendershot, Jack Fahrlender, Jay Center, Jim Convery, Don Martin and Jeff Narramore. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral home.

RAYMOND: Charles "Bud" Raymond, 69, a resident of Truth or Consequences, died Monday. He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Miller and husband, John, of Silver City, and Charlean Raymond of Albuquerque; his grandchildren, Casandra Miller, Jeffrey Miller and Justin Miller, all of Silver City; his nieces and nephews, Raymond Hensley, Robert Hensley, Debbie McNeill, Tamrah Brown, Ron Hensley and David Raymond; a brother-in-law, George Hensley; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Raymond. Mr. Raymond was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. Graveside services were held Monday at Mountain Valley Cemetery in Barton, N.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may he made to the New Mexico Boys Ranch. French Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

RAYNOLDS: Aug. 8; Jack M. Raynolds, a former president of the First Nationa1 Bank of Albuquerque, and member of a pioneer southwestern family, died suddenly at his home here Tuesday. He was a son of the late Joshua Raynolds, financier, who owned banks at E1 Paso, Albuquerque, and Las Vegas.

REA: Ralph F. Rea Jr., 70, of Aztec died Thursday in Farmington. He was horn Oct. 14, 1926, in Durango, Colo., the son of Ralph and Marjorie (Rex) Rea. Mr. Rea was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. The funeral service will he held Saturday morning at 10 at Hood Mortuary in Bayfield, Cob. Survivors include his son, Butch Rea of Silver City.

READEL: Dr. Carl J. Readel, root specialist, who maintained an office in Silver City for some years, until failing health forced his retirement, died Monday in the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, where he had been a patient the past several months. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Readel: two sons, Dale Readel, Deming, and Tony Readel, Carlsbad, and a sister, Phyllis Readel, St. Louis, Mo. Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Cox Mortuary Chapel conducted by the Rev. Thomas Ogilve, Presbyterian minister, assisted by the Rev. Thomas F. Darley. Interment was in Fort Bayard cemetery, with military honors at the graveside.

REAMS: Postmaster David Reams was called to Morristown, Tenn. the past weekend to attend the funeral of his father W D Reams a retired postal official who died in Florida.

REAY: Hattie Viola Reay, 92, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at her residence. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.
Robert Reay,75, of Silver City, died Friday, Oct. 21, 1983 in Hillcrest Hospital after a short illness He was born May 15, 1908 in New Mexico, the son of Stephen and Martha Brown Reay, and lived in Silver City for several years. Reay was employed as a foreman mechanic with Spring Factory for 40 years, retiring in 1969. He is survived by his wile. Viola Keys Reay, of Silver City and one sister, Clara Hollister, of Norwalk, Calif. Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Hillside Chapel of the Rose Hills, Whittier, Calif. Local arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

REBHOLZ: Rosary services for Eugene R. Rebholz were recited in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Mass was said in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard on Wednesday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Adrian St. Charles officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Bayard Soldiers cemetery with military services by the VFW Post of Bayard. Mr. Rebholz had resided in Hurley for the past six months and was a U S Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Hurley; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Pershing of Silver City and Mrs. Mary Lou Spurlin of Deming. 17 grandchildren also survive.

REDONDO: Christine Redondo, 48, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered into eternal rest Tuesday at her home. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to Baca's.

REDDING: Fredrick J. Redding, 78, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Redding was a native of Farley, Iowa and had lived in Silver City for the past five months. He was a retired dairy bacteriologist for the Twin City Milk Producers Association and was a veteran of WWI. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Marilee Avery of Tyrone, four grandchildren and one brother, Frank Redding of Debuke, Iowa. Graveside services and interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

REDFIELD: Barney H. Redfield, 88, a resident of Douglas, Ariz., died Friday in Douglas. He was a retired automobile dealer. He was a member of Elks Lodge 955 in Douglas. Mr. Redfield is survived by his wife, Leola Redfield of Douglas; a daughter, Stella Irvin of Silver City; a sister, Madonna Redfield of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Cheryl Buresh of Houston, Will Thompson of Cliff, Valree Archuleta of San Lorenzo, Lee Ann Norris of Norwood, Colo., and Barney Thompson of Silver City. A graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will precede interment at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Arrangements are by Curtis Page Funeral Home of Douglas.

REDMAN: Patricia Grace (Fitts) Redman died Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz., after a long struggle with recurrent breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Chet Redman, and her infant daughter. She is survived by her close friend and companion, Howard Gorball; sons, Cary and Vince Redman; daughter-in-law, Gloria Hurtado Redman; and grandchildren, Ashley and Alyssa Redman She is also survived by her sisters, Susan Lawrence and Linda Mason; brothers, Jack Fitts, and Jerry and Danny Buchanan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Redman was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Emporia, Kan., and lived most of her adult life in the Southwest. She was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for more than 33 years, retiring in 1993. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 9, at noon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Douglas, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Carondelet Hospice Services, Tucson, AZ, where a memorial has been established in her name.

REDMOND: Roy Redmond, 69, passed away Saturday, October 1 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Redmond was a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and had resided in Silver City for the past four years. He was a retired employee of the Central Foundry Division of General Motors, Defiance, Ohio, after 25 years of service. Mr. Redmond is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Redmond of Silver City, a sister, Mrs. Leona Russell of Niagara Falls N.Y. and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Redmond in 1973. Memorial services were held Tuesday, October 4 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Mr. Clifton Gumm officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Fund.

REDMAN: C.A. "Chet" Redman, 56, of Douglas, Ariz., a former Silver City resident, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19. He was manager of the Midcap, now King Bearing Store, in Bayard for several years. He was the owner and operator of Automotive and Industrial Supply in Douglas at the time of his death. His wife, Pat, is an employee of the Forest Service. He served the Silver City Elks Lodge as exalted ruler from 1971-72. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; a son, Cary, his wife, Gloria, and their children, Ashley and Alyssa, all of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Vincent, of the home; and a sister, Juanita McCaleb of Jacksonville, Fla. Services will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Curtis-Page Mortuary in Douglas. Services will be conducted by officers of the Douglas Elks Lodge, with Silver City Elks assisting. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elks Lodge National Foundation Scholarship Fund may be made to the Silver City Elks Lodge.

REDMOND: Nora G. Redmond, 80, passed away March 6 in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She had been in failing health the past four years. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on March 20, 1907, the daughter of George and Clara (Guck) Gardner. In 1926 she married Roy David "Dutch" Redmond. She was a former employee of General Motors Corp. Harrison Radiator Division, in Lockport, N.Y. In 1947 the Redmond’s moved to the Defiance, Ohio, area. While there, Mrs. Redmond was a member of the Paulding County Ohio Fair Board for many years and taught classes in leather tooling and quilting. In 1973 the Redmond’s moved to Silver City where she was a member of the Silver City Weaver's Guild and the Grant County Art Guild and again taught craft classes. Mrs. Redmond is survived by her sister, Martha Terry of Largo, Fla.; a brother, Edward Gardner of Tice, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Laura Sue Redmond of Defiance, and Patrick Thomas and Brenda Redmond, both of Valrico, Fla.; and one step-grandson, William Puehn of Toledo, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 1977; her son, Thomas LeRoy; her grandson, Daniel Roy, and by a granddaughter, Jennifer Redmond. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with Clifton Gumm, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

REDWINE: Bernard Redwine, 49, former resident of Silver City, died Sunday in Douglas, Arizona, where he had resided since 1951. He was a brother of L. M, Redwine of Silver City. Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Redwine; a daughter, Corky and his mother, Mrs. Mattie Redwine, and another brother, Aubrey Redwine of Douglas. Funeral services and burial took place In Douglas.

REDWINE: Glenn E. Redwine, 44, former resident of Silver City and a construction worker, died the past week in Douglas, Ariz., where he had lived in recent years. Funeral services and burial took place in Douglas. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mozelle Redwine, two sons, a daughter, his mother, Mrs. Mattie Redwine, and three brothers, one of whom is Merle Red-wine, Silver City.

REDWINE: Leslie Myrl Redwine, 83, a resident of Silver City since 1936, entered into rest Monday afternoon at Hacienda de Salud Nursing Home. He was born May 10, 1911, in Kiowa County, Okla., and was a retired construction worker. Mr. Redwine was an employee of Tatsch Construction Co. for 38 years. He was a life member of the Elks Club and a member of the Carpenter's Union. He was inducted into the New Mexico Old-Time Fiddler's Hall of Fame. Memorial services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Leta Redwine of Silver City; a son, Donals R. Redwine, and his wife, Beverly, of Silver City; three grandchildren, Michael Redwine and his wife, Dee, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kenneth Redwine and his wife, D'Auna, of Albuquerque, and Rebecca Redwine of Haines, Alaska; and two great-grandchildren, Neil and Jason Redwine of Silver City. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jo Redwine, in 1949. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REDWINE: Leta M. Redwine, 84, of Silver City died late Friday night at Hacienda de Salud. She was born March 26, 1911 in Terral, Okla. and had been a Grant County resident off and on since 1936. Mrs. Redwine was a homemaker. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include a son, Donald R. Redwine and his wife, Beverly of Silver City; three grandchildren, Michael R. Redwine and his wife, Dee of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kenneth Redwine and his wife, D'Auna of Albuquerque and Rebecca Jo Redwine of Haines, Alaska; two great-grandchildren, Neil Redwine and his wife, Carolyn of Silver City and Jason Redwine, also of Silver City; a great-great-grandson, Michael Devon Redwine of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Myrl Redwine on Oct. 4, 1994. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REECE: Melvin O. Reece, 88, entered life eternal Saturday at his residence in Bayard. He was born in Stanberry, Mo., on Nov. 1,1904, to Cline and Ola Ann Cogdill Reece. Mr. Reece retired from Chino Mines as a brakeman. He was a Protestant by faith and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Calling hours will be today from 3-6 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A graveside service will be conducted at Memory Lane Cemetery on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Palmer presiding. Survivors include three sons, Richard Reece of Bayard, Danny Reece of Portal, Ariz., and Jerry Reece of Glendale, Ariz.; two daughters, Shirley Rogers and Barbara Dye, both of Bayard; a brother, Giles Reece of Gordon, Nev.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

REED: Clyde Shane Reed, 38, of Cliff passed away Saturday, May 23, from injuries received in an automobile accident. 4~raveside funeral services were conducted this morning at 10 a.m. in the Mule Creek Cemetery. The Rev. David Goble officiated. Mr. Reed was born Oct. 31, 1959, in Silver City, the son of Clyde Tingley Reed and Janice York Reed. He is survived by his parents, Clyde and Janice of Cliff; one sister, Lori Nell Reed of Cliff; two stepsons, Joe Roberts and Mickey Reed, both of Silver City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Reed was preceded in death by a son, J.D. Reed, in August 1990. Mr. Reed was a heavy-equipment operator. In lieu of flowers, donations may he made to Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

REED: Elizabeth Summerbell Long Reed, 87, a 10- year resident of Silver City, died Saturday, July 17, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Reed was born March 11, 1912, in New York City. She graduated from Oberlin College with a major in English and had a long career as a children's librarian, an occupation that she dearly loved. Mrs. Reed was a supporter of voter’s rights and also supported the Southern Poverty Law Center and its efforts at teaching tolerance. She was president of the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement and president of the Durham, N.C. League of Women Voters. She was formerly the executive director of the Marion County Girl Scout councils in North Carolina and held numerous other volunteer positions. She married Dudley B. Reed in 1934 and from this union came four children, two of whom survive today. Survivors include two daughters, Kitty Porter and husband,. Ned, of Franklin, Tenn., and Patty Reed and husband, Dr. Fred Fox, of Silver City; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth J. Reed of Darien, Conn.; and six grandchildren, Tim Porter and wife, Isabelle, of Oak- land, Calif., Kerry Porter Hill and husband, Jonathan, of Columbia, Md., Jackson and Phillip Reed of Darien, and Nathaniel and Benjamin Fox of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley B. Reed, and two sons, Richard Thomas Reed and Phillip Dudley Reed. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REED: Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Reed, 64, former head nurse on-Ward 5 Fort Bayard VA Hospital in 1964, died Saturday at an Albuquerque hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with the Rev. Walter Cassidy officiating. Survivors include five brothers and three sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. Her husband, Charles Reed, preceded heir in death in 1958.

REED: longtime Deming resident, Zena P. Reed, went home to the Lord early in the morning of Sunday, March 22, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Deming. She was born Dec. 26, 1912, in Minturn, Ark., to Reeves Barns and Myrtle Ails, and later married John K. Reed. She was a devout homemaker and cared for many children. In 1958, she moved to Deming from Glenwood She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Frank T. Reed of Albuquerque and John Bill Goodwin of Carlsbad; a daughter, Ruth Twaits of Silver City; six grandchildren; and five great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Reed, on May 18, 1976. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory of Deming.

REED: Relatives and schoolmates and a host of friends mourn the loss of Bobby Kay Reed. Bobby was the victim of a car accident, which occurred on the Cliff-Glenwood highway, a short distance south of the S. Dugway Bridge at noon Sunday, March 26. Bobby was the youngest of the large family of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Reed of Pleasanton. He was born at Safford, Ariz. on Feb. 4, 1934, but had lived at Pleasanton practically his entire life. During the current school term, Mrs. Reed and Bobby had resided at Cliff, where the deceased had been a most popular student in his freshman class in high school. Services were held at Glenwood Tuesday, March 28, with interment in the cemetery there. The magnificent blanket of flowers tendered by his teachers and classmates and numerous other beautiful floral offerings bore mute testimony of the love borne Bobby. Deepest sympathy is extended to his bereaved parents and family. IN MEMORY written by a classmate: We shall meet but we shall miss you, our very hearts would cry; but we know you await us where the soul will never die.

REED: Charles H. Reed, 53, died last Saturday at Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital, where he was an X-ray technician. A brief memorial service was held at the hospital chapel on Sunday afternoon, and there after the body was sent to Albuquerque for cremation. The Cox Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Patricia Reed, and a sister, Mrs. Lee Smith, Baltimore, Maryland.

Reed: Clifton L. Reed, 83, of Silver City died Tuesday in the Gila Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Reed was born in Texas on Sept. l5, l903, and spent the greater part of his life in Silver City. He was an employee of the Silver City Daily Press for many years. Mr. Reed was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 413 and was also a life member of Masonic Lodge No. 8, both of Silver City. He was honored by the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce this April and received a plaque citing his continuing support of the chamber, civic, and charitable projects. Mr. Reed is survived by a brother, William S. Reed of Justin, Texas; a niece, Jo Ann Kemp of Justin; another niece, Grace Marie Jamison of Fort Worth, Texas; a nephew, Bob McClane of Austin, Texas; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside Services were conducted Friday at l0 a.m. in the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City. Officiating were Elks Lodge No. 413 and Masonic Lodge No. 8. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

REED: James A. Reed, 62, a retired employee of the State Highway Department and resident of Cliff for many years, died last Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard, following a long illness. He was a World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie A. Reed; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Miller, Alamogordo; four sons, Lloyd, Lordsburg; Milton, Cliff; Melvin, Silver City and Clyde, Fort Bliss. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and four sisters. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Fort Bayard chapel, conducted by the Rev. B. B. Harding of the Silver City Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Mule Creek cemetery, with full military honors at the grave.

REED: Jimmy Don Reed, 11, of Glenwood entered eternal rest Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1978, in Silver City and had been a resident of Glenwood the last nine years. He was a sixth-grade student at Glenwood Elementary School. Calling hours were to be held today from 4-7 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral chapels. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday morning at 9 with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating. The funeral procession will depart the mortuary at the conclusion of the service, proceeding to the Glenwood Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot following graveside services. Survivors include his parents, Shane and Rita Reed of Glenwood; two brothers, Jo Jo and Mickey Reed of Glenwood; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Janice Reed of Cliff; maternal grandparents, Grant and Barbara Roberts of Glenwood; paternal great-grandmother, Nettie Reed of Riverside; and maternal great-grandmother, Emma Roberts of Silver City. Other survivors include aunts and uncles, Joe and Lori Faust of Alma, Rick and Dana Roberts of Silver City, Eddie and Lean Luera of Pleasanton, and Dave and Lori Nell Berry of Sliver City Serving as casket bearers will be Joe and John Faust, Jay Killough, Jimmy Reed, Dave Berry and Dirk Manning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Glenwood Elementary for playground equipment. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

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REED: Julia Katherine Reed, 93, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Tuesday at Horizon Southwest. She was born July 15, 1903, in Texas to Lucian and Rebecca Whitehead Coquat. She worked in the administration department at Fort Bayard Medical Center and was a member of the Eastern Stars. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming with David Goble officiating. She is survived by a Sister, Gladys Scarfe of Sacramento, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis reed. Entrusted to Baca.

REED: Nettie Alice Reed, 92, of Cliff entered life eternal early Monday morning at Hacienda de Salud Nursing Home in Silver City. She was born March 28, 1899, near Carlsbad, and had been a Grant County resident since 1924. Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Cliff. Calling hours will be from 8:30 to 9:30 Wednesday morning in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Mule Creek Cemetery. Survivors include four sons, Lloyd G. Reed of Lordsburg, M.H. Reed of Silver City, M.M. Reed of Moriarty, and Clyde T. Reed of Cliff; a daughter, Peggie L. Knapp of Las Cruces; five sisters, Norine Key of Safford, Ariz., Susie George of Duncan, Ariz., Noraetta Williams of Phoenix, Mary Wilhoit of Palmdale, Calif., and Winnie Cain of Mobile, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Hugh Reed, James Reed, Shane Reed, Robert Miller, Skip Miller and Jeff Bryan. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

REED: Katheryne L. Reed. 76, a resident of Bayard, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 29. 1920 in Carthage, N.M., to Frank and Mary E. Pascoe. Survivors include her husband, James L. Reed of Bayard; a son, Leslie James Reed, and his wife Pattie, of Bay Minett Ala.; two brothers. Walter Pascoe of Arenas Valley and Arthur Morris Pascoe of Italy; a sister, Mary Frances Gomez of Santa Clara; two grandchildren; and Three great-grand-children. Cremation has taken place and at the request of the family, no services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

REESE: Funeral services were held Thursday for Emily Leah Wiggelworth Reese who was born near Dublin, GA Aug 17, 1888. As a child she moved with her family to Perry, FL where she grew to womanhood. On July 31, 1914, she was united in marriage with Joseph W Reese of Silver city. To this union were born four children Leah; Carl; Cecil and Ralph. All of who survive her, in addition to her husband and a brother Wesley of Waycross Ga. In 1941 Mr. Reese retired from the grocery business and in January 1945 the family moved to Tucson, AZ. Beloved by all who knew her Mrs. Reese was an active member of the First Methodist church of Silver City. She was an ardent worker with the Woman's society of Christian Service the Mary-Martha Sunday School class and the young people's activities. In Tucson, she continued her church work at the University Methodist church. Funeral services were held at Bring's Funeral home in Tucson conducted by the Rev Maurice Ballanger of the University Methodist church. Internment was in the South Lawn cemetery.

REESE: Joseph Reese, 81, a former pioneer resident of Silver City, where for many years he was a retail grocery owner, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Leah, in Illinois, where he was visiting. Besides the daughter, two sons, Earl Reese, of El Paso, and Cecil Reese, Tucson, survive. Funeral services and burial took place in Tucson, where Mr. Reese had resided since his retirement from business some years ago. He was the owner of extensive property on North Bullard St. in Silver City.

REESE: Paula Lynn Reese, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Reese, passed away last Friday. She is survived by her parents, a sister, Judy and a brother Michael. Private funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The remains were taken to Tucson, Ariz, for cremation.

REESE: Ralph Reese, son of Joe W. Reese, formerly of Silver City, died in Santa Monica, Calif., last Thursday, Sept. 16, and was buried beside his mother in Tucson, Monday. Mr. Reese was born in Silver City Dec. 17, 1926. He had been ill for several years and seriously ill since about the first of the year. His father had been with him in California for several weeks. He is survived by his wife; his father, whose home is 516 E. 18th Street, Tucson ,two brothers, Cecil of Tucson and Earl of El Paso; and a sister, Mrs. Leah King of Bel Air, Md. The family lived here for many years and the children were educated in the Silver City schools. W Reese still has many property interests here and was a frequent visitor.

REESE: Richard Thomas "Rick" Reese, 45, of Mangus Springs passed away from injuries received in an auto accident Thursday, Sept. 23. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 this afternoon in Trinity Presbyterian Church at Cliff. Mr. Reese was a taxidermist, specializing in Southwest wildlife. He was born June 15, 1954, in El Paso, Texas. He was the son of Manuel De La Torre and Patricia Pitts De La Torre. He is survived by two sons, Justin Reese and his wife Scheme, of Elko, Nev., and Clayton Reese of Silver City; one daughter, Jamie Reese, also of Silver City; two grandchildren Gabriel Arbillaga and Zachary Arbiliaga, both of Elko; his mother. Patty Reese of Riverside; two brothers, Jeff Reese and his wife, Debbie, of Silver City, and Wayne Reese of Redrock; and one sister, Melissa Bowen, and her husband, Bruce, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his fathers, Manuel De La Torre and Shirl Reese. He will always be remembered as understanding and forgiving. , He loved unconditionally and forgave no matter the reason. He was talented at everything he did. He was valedictorian in his high school class and played basketball with amazing skill. Everything always seemed to end up better after he got done with it. He was a beautiful person inside and out. He always loved spending time with his kids. His sons loved going hunting with him. They had so many special times together. Mr. Reese spent extremely important time teaching his best friend and dog, Smokey, to sneeze for vanilla cookies with frosting in the middle. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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REESE: Fran Reese, 61, a resident of Hurley, died this morning at her residence. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

REESE: Hugh Clyde Reese, 62, a resident of Hurley, entered into rest this morning at his residence. Services are pending. Entrusted to the Baca's Funeral Home

REESE: James W. Reese, 75, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrna Horan, in Winslow Ariz. He was a pioneer resident of Ariz. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cox Mortuary Chapel, the rites being conducted by the Rev. B. B. Harding of the Silver City Church of Christ. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are a son, Calvin Reese, Indio, Calif. and seven daughters, Mrs. Sam Raley, who was home on visit from Peru South America, at the time of her father's death; Mrs. Ilene Donohue, Fort Huachuca Ariz; Mrs. Ruth Parker and Mrs. Lucy Cross, Morenci; Mrs. Opal Lookout, Tularosa; Mrs. Myrna Horan, Winslow, and Mrs. Hedy Mae Weines of Clifton, Ariz.

REESE: Funeral services for Mrs. Jane E. Reese, 56, who died Tuesday, May 7 were held May 10 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila. Pallbearers were Bill Dickerson, Jim Saige, Harold Clark, H.O. Robertson, Shirl Reese and Herbert Clark. Mrs. Reese is survived by her husband, Wesley Reese of Silver City, three daughters, Miss Lynda Reese of Silver City, Mrs. Sheron O. Ward of Suffolk, VA. and Mrs. Kathryn Dean of Annapolis, MD; and three grandchildren. The family has requested that donations be made to the Salvation Army, Silver City.

REESE: Shirl Wayne Reese, 74, a lifelong resident of Riverside, died Wednesday at his home. Mr. Reese was born July 18, 1920, in Cliff to Homer V. Reese and Lois V. Dickerson Reese. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force stationed in England. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1949 with a degree in agriculture and was employed by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service until his retirement in 1980. He married Patricia Pitts Reese in 1956 and was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila. Survivors include his wife, Patty Reese of Riverside; three sons, Richard, Jeff and Wayne Reese, all of Riverside; a daughter, Melissa Reese Bowen of Highland, Utah; two brothers, Wesley Reese of Silver City and Elton Reese of Caballo; 16 grandchildren; and all his many close friends. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1:30 in the afternoon at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery in Gila with Bishop Donald Hooker and Bishop C.C. Sullivan presiding. Pallbearers will be Wayne Dickerson, Chuck Dinwiddie, Gary Dickerson, Julio Polanco, Johnny Burris and Bobby Upton. Honorary bearers will be all his many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery Fund, in care of Allen Coffelt, Gila, NM, or to Hospice, Silver City, NM, in memory of Shirl W. Reese. Entrusted to the care of Baca's funeral Chapels.

REEVES: Clyde F. Reeves, 70, died at Hillcrest General Hospital Friday morning. He was a former resident of Grant County and had moved back to Buckhorn from Oklahoma about two weeks ago. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Betrice Reeves; four sons, Clyde J. Reeves of El Paso, J. V. Reeves of. Silver City, Wayne of Lindsay, Okla., and Jim C. of Haines, Alaska; three daughters, Mrs. Lenora Yarborough of Cornwall, N. Y., Mrs. Verily B. Mitchell of Albuquerque, Mrs. Lucy P. Pritchard of Dallas, Tex.; 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lem Reeves of San Antonio, Tex., and Henry Reeves of Alice, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Barnes of Greenbrier, Ark. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Curtis following in the Mesa Cemetery Mortuary Chapel with interment at Gila. The Rev. Jerry Gary of the Bible Baptist church officiated. Casket bearers were Frank Drummond, Kenneth Brown, Bud Crumbley, D. D. Mann, Marion Crumbley and Noah O'Mary.

REID: Dorothy Elmor Reid, 84, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Fort Bayard Medical center. She was born April 11, 1913, to Lloyd and Pearl Emmons in East Lansing. Mich. She married George M. Reid on Dec. 19,1953, in East Lapsing, She retired as a secretary at Michigan State University and was a member of the Quakers Society. She loved to walk in the Gila National Forest on a daily basis and did artwork. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. The family will hold private services. Survivors include her husband, George M. Reid of Silver city, a daughter, Kathleen Corcoran of Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Phil Emmons, and his wife, Lou, of Richland, Ill,; and five grandchildren, Liza Chad and Markey Tominson, and Sarah and Nathan Reid. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Corcoran, in 1980, and her sister, Ann Emmons, in 1982. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REID; Mary May Reid, 93, long time Deming resident died Tuesday morning at Mimbres Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 9, 1891 in Golaid, TX and moved to Kingston area in 1912 where she was a pioneer rancher in Hillsboro and Kingston area. She was a member of the Georgetown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 4. Funeral services were held May 17 at the Union Community Church of Hillsboro with Rev. Jack Cain officiating. Interment followed at the Kingston Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Georgetown Order of the Eastern Star No. 4. Mrs. Reid is survived by two daughters, Gertrude Casey of Truth or Consequences and Margery Hale of Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Reid McGregor of Oxnard, Ca., Kathleen Bustamante of Albuquerque and Roberta Whitcomb of Hillsboro and one great-grandchild, Armando Bustamante of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Reid in March 1971. Serving as pallbearers were Vernon Cunningham, Roy Schoenradt, Jessie Whitcomb, Embree Hale Jr., Donald Graham and Bill Hall. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

REID: Robert W. Reid, long time rancher in the Hillsboro area, passed away at Deming on March 24 at the age of 87. He worked for 8 years for the United States Forest Service in the early days of the Gila National Forest. While thus employed he married and his bride accompanied him horseback on most of the trips and jobs throughout the Glenwood, Mogollon and Mogollon Mountain area, where they lived in a tent and his bride cooked in Dutch ovens over an open fire. In 1962, at the celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary the decoration that they favored most was the pine trees, teepee tent, Dutch ovens, pack outfit, etc., depicting the early life with the Forest Service. On resigning from the Forest Service the homesteaded on the North Percha Creek in the Black Range and took over the ranching business from his mother. The raised high grade Angora Goats and sold breeding stock throughout the world as will as raising cattle. He retired about five years ago and has spent his time between Deming and Truth or Consequences and until failing health prevented going to the mountains spent considerable time at the old homestead as well as doing some traveling to the mid-west and Northwest. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Deming and T or C, two daughters from out of state and a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held in Hillsboro at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, with the Order of Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge officiating. The family suggested a memorial be made up the New Mexico Boys Ranch at Belen in lieu of flowers.

RIEDLINGER: Rosary services for Mrs. Agatha C. Riedlinger were recited in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Monday at 7:30 p.m. with Mass services being held in St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Church Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated. Mrs. Riedlinger is survived by, her son John P. Riedlinger, three grandchildren, four sisters and one brother.

RIERSON: Mrs. Charles L. Rierson, a former resident of Tyrone where she spent many summers at The Pines, passed away the past week at her home in Kilmarnock, Va., after a long illness. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Stanley M. Cox of Kilmarnock, a sister, Mrs. Edith Brand and a brother, Robert P. Thompson of Tyrone. Funeral services and burial took place in Virginia.

REILLY: Paul A. Reilly died of cancer in Key Largo, Fla., on Monday. He was a former resident of Silver City and was active here in the Retired Senior Volunteers Program; the Volunteers in Service to America; started the senior citizen Kitchen Band with Betty Springler, and was active with the Silver City senior citizens, the American Legion, painting, and other activities. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, of Florida; two daughters, Ronnie Dailin of New York and Patsy Reilly of Dallas, Texas; and a son in Colorado. His wife and daughter Ronnie were with him when he died. Interment will be in Pine Lawn Cemetery in New York on Friday with military honors.

REIMERS: Paul Reimers, 68, of Tyrone died Feb. 3 in Lincoln County, Nev. He is survived by two daughters, Paula of Long Beach Calif. and Georgina of Encinitas CA; and two brothers, of Buffalo NY. He held a bachelors degree from Harvard University; was a World War II veteran; and had a long and distinguished career with the federal government. He retired from the Library of Congress and was on the faculty of Benjamin Franklin University prior to moving to the Silver City area. He was very active in the community and was an ardent environmentalist. He was associated with Western New Mexico University, a member of the American Legion, the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and the Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society. He was also a board member of the Community concert Association, a patron of the Silver city Artists council and president of the Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society. In the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd he was a lay reader and chalice bearer. Following cremation in Nevada his ashes will be interred in the family plot in Washington, D.C., with his wife Betsy and son Mark, who preceded him in death. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Memorial Contributions may he made to the Episcopal Church or the Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society.

REIN: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Hein and Mrs. C. W. Anderson left Tuesday for Menomonee, Wis., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Anderson's and Hein's mother, Mrs. Edward Rein, 94, who died Monday. The deceased is well known in Silver City, having lived here for several years with her son, Wilbert. She has another son, A. E Hein of Arenas Valley; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral services were held Friday at the Goodrich Funeral home in Menomonee.

REMIJO: Tony Remijo, former resident of Grant County, was killed in a mine accident at Lone Pine, Calif. on Monday, relatives here were advised. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Consuela Remijo, and two daughters, Mrs. Alex Madrid and Rosie Remijo, Silver City; three sisters and three brothers of Los Angeles, The wife and daughters left Tuesday for California to accompany the body to Silver City for funeral services. Burial will be in the Pinos Altos cemetery. Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangement.

RENDLEMAN: Mrs. Augusta M. Rendleman, 80, a native of Decatur, Ill., and a 35-year resident of Silver City, died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Rendleman is survived by her husband, Benjamin L. Rendleman of Silver City; two stepsons, C.R. Rendleman of Silver City and James Carver of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Campbell of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Flora Bartlett of Coffeen, Ill., and Mrs. Lula Bell Mitchell of Decatur. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary with the LDS Church in charge. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marion Portwood, Dave Farnsworth, C.R.Rendleman, Wesley Shupe, Joe Ray Howell and Fred McCormick.

RENDLEMAN: Velma Farnsworth Rendleman, 61, died Tuesday, October 31, at her residence in Silver City. Mrs. Rendleman was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was active in Primary and the Relief Society for many years. She is survived by her husband, Clarence R. Rendleman of Silver City, two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Kuester and Mrs. Ronnie Jones, both of Silver City, a son, Donald B. Rendleman and five grandchildren. Survivors also include four sisters, Mrs. Lenna Farnsworth of Nogales, Ariz., Mrs. Roein Beechoft of Douglas, Ariz., Mrs. Ethel McRae of Snowflake, Ariz., Mrs. Mary Eda Shupe of Silver City, four brothers, Steven A. Farnsworth of Bagdad, Ariz., Brig Farnsworth of Higley, Ariz., Joseph Farnsworth of Serita, Ariz. and Thomas Farnsworth of Pomerene, Ariz. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Fri., Nov. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City with Bishop Wayne R. Decker officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Steven A., B.A., Joseph, Tom, and E.D. Farnsworth and Steve Jones. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RENDON: Danny Rendon, 18, Lordsburg was killed early Sunday morning about 13 miles south of Silver City on Highway 180, when the car he was driving went out of control and rolled several times. Injured in the accident were Margo Estrado, Jr., 16; Richard Perea, 19; Villasiner Jabier, 20; and Rosa Benjarna, 33 all of Lordsburg. The Cox Mortuary sent ambulances to the scene and brought the dead youth to the mortuary and took the injured to Hillcrest General Hospital. None of the injured was seriously hurt. The fatality, 10th in Grant County this year, was attributed to excessive speed by State Patrolman Joe Rutledge and Chief Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Shelly, who investigated the accident. Funeral services for Rendon took place Tuesday at Lordsburg in the Catholic Church, with burial in the cemetery at Shakespeare.

RENDON: Monico Rendon, 82, of Lordsburg passed away Monday, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He went to Lordsburg in 1933 from Arizona. He married Seferina Cervantes on Feb. 14, 1933, in Lordsburg. Mr. Rendon was preceded in death by a son, Danny Rendon; his parents, Monico and Severa Rendon; four sisters, Maria, Rosa, Sheila and Cuca; a brother, Tacho; two great-grandchildren, Yvette and Mariah; his in-laws, Jilan and Juliana Cervantes; and a daughter-in-law, Norma Rendon. Mr. Rendon is survived by two sons, Elias Rendon, and Manny Rendon and his wife, Joyce; three daughters, Helen Chaires and her husband, Frank, Delores Flores and her husband, Cesar, and Ida Reyes and her husband, Ramon; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Mr. Rendon was an avid reader of Western books. He liked to tell jokes and loved television. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. A rosary will he held at 7:30 this evening at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mass will he celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Vigilio M. Flores officiating. Burial will take place at the Shakespeare Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Pallbearers will be Ruchen Reyes, Bobby Reyes, Roger Reyes, Danny Flores, Randy Rendon, Frank Chaires and Ronnie Rendon. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

RENFRO: Clayton Eugene Renfro, 60, a resident of Truth or Consequences and a former resident of Silver City from 1950-80, died Friday in Truth or Consequences. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Truth or Consequences in the Golden Gate Mortuary with burial following in Truth or Consequences. Pallbearers will be Worford Kelly, Elmo Mitchell, Bob Bell, Bud Pruit, Fred Thomas and Jack Winn.

RENOVA: Rosendo Hector Renova, 62, a resident of Tucson, Ariz., entered eternal rest Saturday in Tucson. He was born Jan. 17, 1929 in Aguilar, Colo. Mr. Renova was a member of the Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Elks Club in Colorado and Tucson. Calling hour’s will be from 2-5 Thursday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Susan Renova, of Tucson; three stepsons, Bobby Munoz of Bayard, Artie Munoz of Las Cruces and Gene Munoz of Bayard; two sisters, Olga Chavez and Julia Chavez, both of Cuathemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico; a cousin, Delfina Barela of El Paso, Texas; an aunt, Elisa Munoz of Vanadium; two uncles, Alejandro Renova of Clint, Texas, and Manuel Renova of Cuathemoc; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be members of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to St. Mary's Hospice of Tucson. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RENTERIA: Maria V. Renteria, 87, a Deming resident, passed away Wednesday. June 10, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. The prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. The Mass of the will be celebrated Friday at, 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann's with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Renteria was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Silver City and moved to Deming from Grant County in 1940. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include six sons, Manuel Renteria and his wife, Josepha, of Alamogordo, Ernesto Renteria and his wife, Lilia, of Las Cruces, Mike Renteria and his wife, Gloria, of Deming, Ramon Renteria and his wife, Mary, of Las Cruces, Amado Renteria of Las Cruces, and Ruben Renteria and his wife, Cecilia, of Las Cruces; four daughters, Chona Lopez and her husband, Norberto, of Deming, Maria Elena Pacheco of Deming, Maria Rivera of Las Cruces, and Olivia Quintana and her husband, Arturo, of Bayard; 58 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Roman Renteria, John Pacheco, Mike Renteria, Rick Renteria, Arturo Quintana and Michael Renteria. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RENTERIA: Alex Renteria, a lifetime resident of Grant County, died last Thursday, August 31, at Hillcrest General Hospital. The deceased was born in Central, April 24, 1905, and attended grade school there. He went to work as a young man as a clerk in the R.L. Trujillo Store, Central, which at that time was a major retail outlet in the mining area. Later he clerked in the Santa Rita Store at Santa Rita, a company store owned by the Chino Copper Company. Mr. Renteria spent a short time in Indio, California, with the Yellow Front store. For the past seven years he had resided at the Monterrey Hotel, now known as the New Palace Hotel. Mr. Renteria had been for many years an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. The deceased is survived by his step-father, Panfilo Holguin, Central; two sisters, Mrs. Felicita Chavez, Las Cruces, Mrs. Adelina Duran, Central; and five brothers, Ramon Holguin and Albert Holguin, Central, Pete Holguin and Edward Holguin, Silver City, and Arthur Holguin, Las Cruces. Rosary services were at 7:30 p.m., September 4 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 9 a.m., September 5, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Reverend Father James Milano conducting both services. Burial followed in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Renteria's brothers and Alex Duran.

RENTERIA: Noah S. Renteria, 16, entered eternal rest Sunday. He was born in Silver City on Feb. 20, 1978, to Ramon B. and Mary A. Sias Renteria. He was a student at Silver High School who loved football and outdoor sports. He survived by his parents, both of Silver City; his brothers, Paul Sias and his wife, Cindy, of Mimbres, Raymond Sigurdsson of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Joshua Renteria of Silver City; and his sisters, Irma Jean Sias of Silver City, Margaret Valdez of Tularosa, and Bernadette and Theresa Renteria, both of Silver City. Calling hours will begin at 3 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 7 with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Paul Sias, Ray and Joshua Renteria, Matthew Miranda, Eric Vega and Pat Ortega. Honorary casket bearers will be Phillip Verela and Ruben Olivas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RENWICK: Williams James Renwick 77,a former miner who had been a resident of this area for the past 29 years, died Saturday. He had no known relatives. Funeral services were he1d at 10:30 Monday morning at the Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial followed in the Silver City cemetery.

RENZ: Graveside services will be held this morning at Memory Lane Cemetery for Otto (Dutch) Renz, 79, who died early Monday morning when fire destroyed his small home on Grant Street. Rev. C. M. Henderson will officiate at the service. Pallbearers will be W. H. Brewer, Henry Eaton, Charles Russell, Carl Mrotzek, Vicente Traviso and William Parker. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of the service. Mr. Renz is survived by a niece and nephew, both of San Francisco, Calif.

RENZ: Albert S. Renz, 72, life-long resident of Silver City, died Sunday in Hillcrest General Hospital. He retired some years ago after being employed for many years by the Santa Fe Railway at its Silver City terminal. Surviving are a brother, Otto Renz and a nephew, William Renz, Los Angeles. Funeral services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Burial will take place in the Silver City cemetery.

RESKO: Andrew T. "Andy" Resko, 76, died Sunday Feb. 21, 1982, in Silver City. Mr. Resko had resided in Silver City for the past three years and has been an engineer for U.S. Steel for forty years before retiring in 1962. He was a communicant of St. Francis Newman Center Parrish. Survivors include his wife, Anne Resko of Silver City; one daughter, Elvira Hommel of Las Cruces; two sons, Andrew J. Resko of Prattsburg, N.Y. and James A. Resko of New Orleans, one sister, Elizabeth Seech of Homestead, La., six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Francis Newman Center Parrish. Rev. Father Vincent Calderon will officiate both services. Interment followed in Memory Lane. Serving as active pallbearers will be Bill Kupkey, Paul Donet, Kelly Click, Roy Mueller, Lee Vesley, and Archie Keene. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RESLEY: Eugenia Ann Resley, 16, daughter of Mr., and Mrs. Walter Resley, of Rincon was killed Sunday night 13 miles north of Las Cruces, when the car she was driving went out of control when a tire blew out and rolled over, investigating officers reported. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Las Cruces at the Graham Mortuary chapel, followed by burial in the Masonic cemetery. The Resley family formerly resided at Cliff. Besides her parents, survivors are a sister, Patricia and grandparents.

RETANA: Juanita Marquez Retana died October 22 in a plane crash in Arizona. Born June 24, 1931 in Silver City. She was a graduate of the local high school. Survivors include her husband Ramon; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Ford of Alexandria, VA, Vickie, Maria and Aida Retana all of Deming; two sons, Ramon Jr. of Victorville, CA., and Nickey of Deming; her mother, Maria Jacquez of Lanudale, CA., two brothers and two sisters.

REUGER: Patricia Reuger, 70, of Silver City passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

trEVARROW: Mrs. Minnie F. Trevarrow, 65, succumbed early yesterday morning at her, home here. She had been a resident of Grant County for the past 23 years. Survivors include one son, Robert L. Trevarrow, a daughter, Mrs. Ed E. Ault, Jr., one granddaughter and a sister Mrs. Ora Philpott. Funeral services will be held to morrow afternoon at 3 p.m. at Cox Mortuary chapel. Kenneth Marrs will officiate. The deceased was active in Grant County teaching circles and had retired from her position in 1952. Internment will be held in the Pinos altos cemetery.

REYES: Antonio Reyes, 68, a resident of Arenas Valley for the past two years, died Saturday in Hillcrest Hospital. He was a minister of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors are his widow, Maria, Arenas Valley; a son, Armando Reyes of Alamogordo nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and a brother Louis Reyes of Durango, Mexico. Funeral services were held Monday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. T. J. Lemons officiating. Interment was in the church's burial plot adjacent to the Catholic Cemetery.

REYES: Adela Abeyta Reyes passed away Nov. 11 in Tucson, Ariz., after a long illness. She was 71. Mrs. Reyes had been a resident of Silver City many years before moving. Survivors include her husband, two sons, two daughters, grandchildren and a brother, Eusebio L. Abeyta Sr. of Silver City. She was preceded in death by a son, Augustine Abeyta Granado, and a grandson, Billy Abeyta Granado, in 1979. Services were held Monday in Tucson.

REYES: Amador Z. Reyes, 59, died at his residence in Hurley April4 following and extended illness. Mr. Reyes was a native of Columbus, and had lived in Hurley for the past 33 years. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation last year as a crusher operator. Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe of Hurley; seven daughters, Miss Rosemarie Reyes of Hurley, Mrs. Ruben Murillo of Hutchinson, Kans., Mrs. Maria Moreno of Las Cruces, Mrs. Manuel Huerta, Jr., of Hurley, Mrs. Cruz Ordonez of Guam, Mrs. Andres Garcia of Hurley, and Mrs. Ernest Huerta of Hurley; one son, Amador of San Gabriel, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Trinidad Reyes of Deming; two brothers, Manuel of Columbus and Ignacio of Elko, Nev.; three sisters, Mrs. Maria Cervantes, Mrs. Alice Herr and Mrs. Savina Valtierra, all of Elko. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with the funeral mass being recited at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Justin Klumbis officiating. The family had stated that those who desire might make memorial contributions to the Grant County Cancer Fund in care of the Funeral Home.

REYES: Mrs. Augustina Delgado Reyes, 76, died Monday at the family home in Santa Rita, where she had lived for 34 years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gregorio Perez, Denver, Mrs. Nicolas Salazar, Ault, Colo., Mrs. Guadalupe Paz and Mrs. Genevieve Reyes, Santa Rita; and two sons, Manuel and Jose, also of Santa Rita. Rotary services were held at 7:30 Tuesday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Fr. Pedro Ruiz officiating. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Santa Rita Catholic Church and burial took place in the Hanover cemetery.

REYES: Enrique Reyes, 80, a resident of Silver City, died this morning at Gila Regional Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REYES: Guadalupe T. Reyes, 61, died at her home in Hurley, Friday, September 13, following an extended illness. Mrs. Reyes was a native of Mexico and had lived in Hurley all of her life. Her husband, Amador Reyes, preceded her in death in 1972. Survivors include one son, Amador of Central; seven daughters, Mrs. Ruben Murillo of Hutchinson, KA.; Mrs. Maria Moreno of Las Cruces; Mrs. Manuel Huerta of Hurley; Mrs. Jose Ordonez of Stockton, CA.; Mrs. Andre Garcia of Hurley, Mrs. Ernesto Huerta of Hurley and Mrs. Lorenzo Quevedo of Hurley; 27 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; three brothers, Simon Terrazas of Bayard, Salvador Terrazas of Hurley and Manuel Terrazas of Tehachapi, CA.; six sisters, Mrs. Juanta Chip of Bayard; Mrs. Eulalia Pena of Tehachapi, Calif.; Mrs. Ramona Supulveda of Columbus NM., Mrs. Eligia Mungia of Tehachapi, CA.; Mrs. Leonor Lucero and Julia Dominguez both of Juarez, Mexico. The funeral mass was recited at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley Sunday, September 15. Rosary was recited Monday, September 16. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Father Bernardo Bianco officiating. Casket bearers were Ruben Murillo, Ernesto Huerta, Manuel Huerta, Andres Garcia, Jose Ordonez, and Lorenzo Quevedo. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Fund.

REYES: Jorge R. Reyes, 77, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Friday at his residence. He was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Santa Maria del Oro, Durango, Mexico, and had been a resident of Las Cruces since 1951. Mr. Reyes was a retired miner from the U.V. Mines and was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Antonia Hernandez Reyes of the family home; three Sons, Ruben Reyes of Albuquerque, Jorge Reyes Jr. of Santa Clara and David Reyes of Fort Worth, Texas; three daughters, Rachel Martinez of Del Cerro, Rebecca Delgado of Michigan and Maria Brown of Gayton, Texas; a sister, Mercedes Martinez of Brazito; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Calling hours will begin at 5 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces with the prayer vigil scheduled to begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will he celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church in Las Cruces with the Rev. Juan Moreno officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Abel, Gerardo, Jaime, Alex, Felix and Ruben Reyes Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.

REYES: Jose Antonio Reyes, 49, died Monday in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Reyes was born in Fierro, and had been a life long resident of Grant County, where he worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gloria Reyes of Bayard, a daughter, Ruby Ann Reyes and a sister, Amalia Lara all of Bayard and two brothers, Enrique Reyes of Fierro and Robert Reyes of Claremont, Calif. Rosary recitation is at 7:30 p.m. May 31, today, at the Fierro Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Fierro Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Denito officiating at both services. Burial will follow in Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are, Eloy Pena, Fred Estrada, Pete Jimenez, Alex Lara, Tony Loera and Bobby Reyes. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

REYES: Manuel Delgado Reyes, 81, a resident of Hurley, entered life eternal Sunday at University Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born March 21, 1912, in San Pedro, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a member of the Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m., Wednesday in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Church in Hurley with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran’s honors accorded by Allingham-Golding post 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include three sons, Ernesto Reyes and his wife, Eva, of Silver City, Roberto Reyes and his wife, Nellie, of Hurley, and Richard Reyes and his wife, Irene, of Silver City; two daughters, Mary Ortiz and her husband, Benny, of Silver City, and Virginia Barragan and her husband, Candelario, of San Manuel, Ariz., a brother, Jose Reyes of Central; and three sisters, Genoveva Reyes and Lupe Pas, both of Central, and Nicolasa Salazar of Colorado. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Raymond Barragan, Jose Reyes, Estevan Rodriquez, Raymond Reyes, Benny Ortiz, Alfred Pas Jr. and Maria Reyes. Honorary bearers will be all of his relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REYES: Roberto R. Reyes, 42, a lifetime resident, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 4, 1951, in Santa Rita. He worked as a laborer II for James Hamilton Construction. Mr. Reyes was a 1971 graduate of Cobre High School and was nicknamed by his friends as "Wero" or "Dirty Sally." Calling hours will begin at 3 Friday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will be held there that evening at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Nellie, of the home; two sons, Raymond and Roberto Reyes Jr. of Hurley; two daughters, Amie and Elizabeth, also of Hurley; three brothers, Ernesto and his wife, Eva, and Richard and his wife, Irene, of Silver City, and Victor and his wife, Isabell, of Bayard; and two sisters, Mary Ortiz and her husband, Benny, of Silver City, and Virginia Barragan and her husband, Candelario, of San Manuel, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel D. and Andrea L. Reyes. Casket bearers will be Alfonso Santa Maria, Bobby Quintana, Art Chavez, Denecio Torrez, Frank Medina and Steven Rodriquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

REYNOLDS: Mrs. Ruth 0. Reynolds widow of the late T. J. Reynolds, who preceded her in death in 1955, died Monday at Rest Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Reynolds was a resident of Grant County, and a graduate, of A & M College at Las Cruces, also a retired Mimbres schoolteacher. She had been a clerk at the Post Office In Silver City for a number of years, retiring in 1952. Survivors of the deceased are two sisters, Miss Mary C. Oliver of Silver City and Mrs. Harry Rimpson of Ft. Collins, Colo. And a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. James Turner of Sliver City and Mrs. Elizabeth Rigbee of Carlsbad. Former Silver City resident, Rev. Paul Bobb of the Presbyterian church of Las Cruces will conduct the services it 10:30 Saturday morning at Curtis Mortuary. Burial will be In Memory Lane cemetery in Silver City.

REYNOLDS: Funeral services for the late Robert F. Reynolds, who died Sunday night at the Santa Rita Hospital, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. The Elks Lodge will have charge of the services and interment will be made In the Silver City Cemetery. Mr. Reynolds, 56 years of age at the time of death, had been a resident of Santa Rita for the past 18 years and was employed by the Kennecott Copper Corp. Mrs. Reynolds survives.

REYNOLDS: Sharon B. Reynolds, 61, a resident of Mimbres, passed away Monday, July 12, at her home. She was born Aug. 2S, 1937, in Walters, Okla., to Bernice Black and Bessie Stewart Black. She and Ronald Arvin Reynolds were married in March 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas. The couple had two daughters and one son. Visitation was held from 6-8 Wednesday evening at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services were to be held at 10 this morning at Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Trafton officiating. Interment was at Memory Lane Cemetery following the chapel services. Sharon Reynolds, wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, friend and neighbor, was deeply beloved by all who were privileged to know her. She loved each one in her own special way. While her greatest accomplishment could be her Christian life, a close second was her family relationships. Other significant pursuits included the hospitality chairmanship at her church. She was Sunday school treasurer, and a dance and aerobics instructor. She worked 15 years for a large insurance firm. She also majored in psychology in college, and was office manager and bookkeeper for the family propane business. The love of those who knew her goes with her. They deeply mourn her, but know she is with the Lord. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ron Reynolds of Mimbres; their three children, Sherri Parsons, Carol Jean Reynolds and David R. Reynolds, all of Mimbres; her mother, Bessie Black of Conroe, Texas; three sisters, Nellie Southern and her husband, Willis, of Jonesboro, Ga., Colleen Dilsworth and her husband, Stephen, of New Caney, Texas, and Fonda Lloyd and her husband, Edward, of Houston, Texas; one brother, Macke Gene Black, and his wife, Susan, of Aurora, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Michael Huskin of Las Vegas, Nev., Jerry Keller of Inglewood, Vanessa Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev., Melissa Keller of Mesa, Ariz., Sharon E. Reynolds of Silver City, and Sheena Reynolds and Robert Reynolds, both of Mimbres; four great- grandchildren; one uncle, E.C. Black of Wichita Falls; several nieces and nephews; and two very special friends, Troy and Ann Douglas of El Paso, Texas. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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REYNOLDS: Frances E. "Willi" Reynolds, 65, a lifelong Lordsburg resident, passed away Thursday in Lordsburg. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 13 at eleven in the morning at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Mrs. Reynolds was born March 2, 1930 in Lordsburg to David Franklin Williams and Thelma Audrey Owens Williams. She married Robert T. Reynolds on Dec. 16, 1949. She was involved in the ranching industry all of her life. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert T. Reynolds of the home; her children, Darr Shannon and her husband, Pecos, and Roberta Gambill and her husband, Darren, of Lordsburg; a sister, Jeanette Spence of Burlingame, Calif.; a granddaughter, Sicily B. Shannon; and a grandson, Robert B. Reynolds II. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert B. "Curly" Reynolds, April 5, 1985. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

REYNOLDS: George E. Reynolds, 65, a veteran of World War I, died Tuesday at Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital. The Cox Mortuary is sending the body to Safford. Funeral services and burial will take place at Pima, Arizona. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Sybil Reynolds.

REYNOLDS: Henri Wynell ”Nell” Reynolds, 71, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces following a brief illness. Mrs. Reynolds was born June 3, 1925, in Homer, La., to Henry and Grace Horton. Survivors include her husband, John W. Reynolds; a daughter Cherie Kiehne, and her husband, Max, of Los Lunas; two sons, John H. Reynolds of Las Cruces, and James Reynolds and his wife, Tricia, of Silver City; and six grandchildren, Emil, Shawn and Kristin Kichne, and Nathan, Nicole and Lucas John Reynolds. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Homer and burial will follow at the Homer Cemetery.

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RHEA: James A. Rhea, 80, a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp., died of an apparent heart attack while out walking early last Saturday evening near his home at Hanover. He was a well-known resident of Grant County where he had lived for many years. Survivors of the deceased include his daughters, Mrs. Laura Whittemore, who was here from Springerville, Ariz., with her sister, Mrs. Esther Smith in Silver City, and two other daughters, Mrs. Jean Bush of Santa Rita and Mrs. Ruth McPherson of Los Angeles; also a son, James, Jr., of Anchorage, Alaska. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

RHEA: James A. Rhea, 51, passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 16, at his residence in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Rhea was a native of Ft. Bayard, and had resided in Anchorage for the past 16 years. He was employed as a surveyor for the Bureau of Land Management at the time of his death. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Janet K. Rhea of Hanover, four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Menard of Fullerton, Calif., Mrs. Esther Smith of Silver City, Mrs. Jean Bush of Bayard and Mrs. Laura Whittemore of Springerville, Ariz. and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Monday, February 21, at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain and the Allingham-Golding Post #18 of the American Legion conducting the services. Serving as pallbearers were Clyde Bush, Garry Bush, Byron Smith, Kirk Whittemore, Mike Arciero and John Lang. Honorary pallbearers were Mel Ylarrez, Bill Rockwell, Merlin Rogers, Fisher Longwell and Arvil Thomas.

RHEA: Janet K. Rhea passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Thursday, March 24, following a brief illness. Mrs. Rhea was a native of Mahaska County, Iowa, and had lived in Grant County for the past 57 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Rhea, in 1964. Mrs. Rhea is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Menard of Fullerton, Ca., Mrs. Esther Smith of Silver City, Mrs. Jean Bush of Bayard and Mrs. Laura Whittemore of Springerville, AZ, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday March 26, at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Eugene Bjork of the Valley Community Church conducting the services.

RHINESMITH: Mrs. Bonnie E. Rhinesmith, 65, died at her residence November 8. Mrs. Rhinesmith was a native of Amarillo, TX and had lived in Silver City for the past 20 years. Her husband, John H. Rhinesmith preceded her in death in August of 1972. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bill Collins of Alamogordo, Mrs. Burch Drake of Apple Valley CA., and Mrs. Ted Lynn of Eglin Air Force Base FL., ten grandchildren and one great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Polly Thomas of Silver City; five brothers, George Feese of Woodward, OK., Wyley Feese of Pampa, TX, Dwight Feese of Bartlesville, OK., James Feese of Hobart, OK., and Clyde Feese of San Antonio, TX.

RHOADES: Inez B. Rhoades, 91, of Las Cruces died Saturday at University Terrace Good Samaritan. She was born Feb. 9, 1905, in Lamont, Iowa. She was the daughter of Nellie Holland Rhoades and Marion Francis Rhoades, and the twin sister of Ingvert Rhoades. Miss Rhoades graduated from high school in Horton, Kan., in 1924. After graduation, her family moved to Huron, S.D., where her father opened a music store, and she attended and graduated from Huron College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She received her master's degree in speech and English from the University of Denver in Denver, Colo. Miss Rhoades taught speech and English for 42 years as well as coached girls basketball. Her teaching positions were in South Dakota; Logan, Utah; Greeley, Colo.; Seattle, Wash.; and Tucson, Ariz. Miss Rhoades will be fondly remembered for her 25 years of teaching at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. She was an active member of PEO Chapter I in Las Cruces and PEO Chapter AG in Silver City. She was also a member of Eastern Star in South Dakota, and a life member of the New Mexico Retired Teachers Assn. and the American Speech and Hearing Association. Miss Rhoades is survived by several nieces and nephews, and her good friend, Hazel Sechier of her home at University Terrace Good Samaritan. At her request, cremation has taken place and her cremains will be taken to the Gwyn Memorial Rose Garden of Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. No services are planned at this time. Donations may be made to a favorite charity in her memory. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

RHODES: A. R. Rhodes, 75, died Friday in Las Cruces. Mr. Rhodes was born in Winfield, Kan and was a Grant county resident since 1937. He has been the owner and operator of Rhodes Music Co and of the Dix Club was a member of the Silver city Elks Lodge No. 413. Mr. Rhodes is survived by one brother, Jim Rhodes of Alamogordo; two nephews, John B Rhodes of Albuquerque and Richard M Rhodes of Las Cruces; two nieces, Betty Butler of Utah and Francis Ann Woyowich of the U S Army in Germany. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2pm Wednesday in Memory Lane cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Rogers, Wayne Reed, George Ewan, Ray Templer, Alfred Morales, and Tilmond Smith. Visitation will be from 7-8pm Tuesday. Arrangements by Wheeler.

RHODES: Graveside services for Paul K. “Kenny" Rhodes, 66, longtime Deming resident, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mountain View cemetery. Rhodes died Friday. He was born in Flint, Mich. to Curtis and Mary Parrish Rhodes. He was a truck driver and had lived in Deming for about 22 years. He is survived by his mother, Mary M. Rhodes of Deming and sister Marlene Becker of Buffalo, N.Y. Arrangements are by Baca's Funeral Chapel, Deming

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RHODES: George Colton Rhodes, 50, a 22-year resident of Silver City, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 29, 1944 to Leslie Samuel and Margie May Rhodes. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1961. He and Deanna, his wife of 32 years, attended school together since the fourth grade in Duncan, Ariz., and on Feb. 10, 1962, they were joined in marriage. Mr. Rhodes was employed by Phelps Dodge Corp. for 32 years. He worked in Morenci, Ariz. in 1962 as a laborer in the mill. He served an apprenticeship as a machinist. In 1972 he transferred to Tyrone as a machinist and held numerous positions during his career with Phelps Dodge. At the time of his death he held the position of planner. Mr. Rhodes was active in the community. He served as board member and president of the Silver City Little League and coached a girls softball team for many years. He also served on the Silver City Parks and Recreation Board. He enjoyed horse racing, landscaping, Star Trek, buying and selling houses, playing with his computer, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren and children. On the Sunday before his death, he went on a hot air balloon ride with his oldest grandchild, Chad, in Las Cruces. They rode above the earth, they smiled and laughed and floated high. He will be missed. Survivors include his wife, Deanna, of the home; a daughter, Kim Peralta, and her husband, Sam of Las Cruces; a son, Colton, of Silver City; his father, Leslie Rhodes of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Chad, Kyle, Amanda, Lourin, Vincent and Kaitlin; two brothers, Lawery Rhodes and his wife, Vicki, of Safford, Ariz. and John Rhodes and his wife, Jo Ann, of Duncan; and three sisters, Jan Billingsly of Safford, Karen Umphries and her husband, Mitchell, of Reserve and Sherrill Ross and her husband, Tom, of Mesa. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with David Strain officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Duncan Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Lawery Rhodes, John Rhodes, Bobby Jaramillo, Sam Westwood, Pete Diaz, Colton Rhodes, Lonnie Baca and Fidel Quintana. Honorary bearers will be Sam Peralta, Ted Aguilar, Rudy Carbajal, Gary Townsend, his grandchildren and remaining friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RHODIN: Howard H. Rhodin, 59, a longtime resident of Silver City since World War II, died Feb. 9 in Abilene, Texas. Services were held there Feb. 11 at Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest. While living in Silver City, he worked at the Silver City enterprise and the Parrish Stage Lines. He later was employed at the Hurley warehouse of Kennecott Copper and was purchasing agent for Auburn Rubber Company in Deming. He was a member of Church of Good Shepherd in Silver City, where he served as Parrish Treasurer, and as a member of the Vestry. He had been special projects manager for United States Brass corporation in Abilene for the past 12 years. He is survived by his wife Barbara Warren Rhodin of Abilene; two daughters, Laura of the home and Lisa Vandyke of Plains, Kan; a brother, Dr. Thor N. Rhodin in Ithaca, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McNamara of Staten Island, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

RHOTON: Michael Eugene Rhoton, 33, a resident of Silver City, passed away early Monday morning in the Gila Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Tucumcari on Jan. 19, 1957. He graduated from Deming High School in 1975 and completed an associate degree in general construction-carpentry from Utah Technical College at Provo, Utah, in June 1977. He moved to Silver City in the fall of 1980 and had been employed by Havens Construction Co. for the past 10 years. He is survived by his mother, Paula B. Rhoton, a brother, Robert, and a nephew, Andrew Rhoton, all of Amarillo, Texas; his maternal grandmother, Faye G. Snoeberger of Silver City; three aunts, Juanita Carden and her husband, Ray, of Guyman, Okla., Carol Jefferson and her husband, Raymond, of Amarillo, and Marilyn Goats of Silver City; one uncle, William L. Snoeberger and his wife, Margaret, of Albuquerque; and 10 cousins. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with Minister Ken Havens officiating. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

RIBICH: Leone Ruth Ribich, 90, a Lordsburg resident, died Monday at her home. A memorial service will be held Thursday at two in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Lordsburg with the Rev. David Bonnell officiating. She was born Aug. 6, 1904 in Monfort, Wis. to William Schuster and Lydia Marie Trankle Schuster. She was a high school math teacher and had been a winter resident of Lordsburg for the last 25 years until last year when she moved there permanently. She was the mother of Lois R. Saucedo and her husband, Manuel D.V. Saucedo of Lordsburg, William Ribich of Lexington, Mass. and Lewis Ribich of Minneapolis, Minn. She is also survived by a niece, Colleen Cholich of Hibbing, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Lordsburg. Arrangements were handled by Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming and Dougherty Funeral Home.

RICE: Carl S. Rice, 77, died Tuesday at his home in Cliff. He was born Oct. 13, 1908 at the family home in Cliff, to a pioneer family, Lee and Mary Belle Shelley Rice. He was an active farmer and rancher all his life and served as a Grant County sheriff's deputy for many years. He was a county commissioner from 1935 to 1938; was a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 0413; the Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52; the Grant County Sheriff's Posse; was an original organizer for the Cliff-Gila-Grant County Fair and was active in Cliff School athletic affairs. He is survived by his wife, Leona Moss Rice of Cliff; a daughter, Joan Wilmeth and her husband, Pete, of Silver City; a son, Bill Rice and his wife, Judy, of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, Susan Souders and her husband, Charles, of Silver City; Stephen Wilmeth and his wife, Kathy, of Bakersfield, Calif., Paul Wilmeth and his wife, Jody, of Silver City, Bryan Rice of Reston, Va., and Kevin Rice and his wife, Lisa, of Chantilly, Va.; seven great-grandchildren, Sean, Kristen and Amy Souders, Stephanie and Lindsay Wilmeth, and Joshua and Jennifer Wilmeth; a sister, Ethel Rice Hooker of Gila; and a brother, Rolland (Blue) Rice of Cliff. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee, and mother Mary Belle Shelley Rice, and a brother, Fayette Rice. Visitation will be held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home tonight from 7-9. Graveside services will be held in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery at 10a.m. Friday with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Pallbearers will be Stephen Wilmeth, Paul Wilmeth, Bryan Rice, Kevin Rice, Charles Souders and Sean Souders. The family would like to recognize all of his nieces and nephews and his special friends and neighbors. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright.

RICE: Lee Rice, 83, “one of Grant County’s oldest and most respected pioneers, ranchers and cattlemen”, died Monday at the family home on the Gila River after a lingering illness. He suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago. Born Feb. 28, 1863, at Springfield, Ill., Mr. Rice went to Texas as a youth in 1880 and engaged in ranching. In 1888 he accompanied a herd of cattle, which were driven to New Mexico and in 1897 took up his home on the Gila River, where he lived until his death. In 1898, Mr. Rice married Miss May B. Shelley, who survives, together with a daughter, Mrs. Joe Hooker; three sons1 Fayette, Rolland and Carl, 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Rice had a leading part in the development of farming and livestock raising in Grant County and was a staunch friend and good neighbor, whose passing is mourned throughout the community in which he resided for almost 50 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 4 p. m. at the Rice family home at Cliff, conducted by the Rev. Rhea Kuykéndall, with interment in the Gila cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary. Casket bearers were his three sons, his son-in-law, Joel Hooker and two grandsons, Joe R. Hooker and Lee. H. Rice. Friends and neighbors attended the rites to pay a last tribute to the deceased.

RICE: Mary Frances Rice of Lordsburg died Friday in Aspen House Nursing Home in Las Cruces. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

RICE: Mary Loretta Rice. 37, of Pinos Altos died Sun- day, June 27, at Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 10, 1962, in Breckenridge, Minn., and had been a Grant County res- ident for the past 10 years. Mrs. Rice was a waitress at the Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House, and also served as a radio dispatcher for the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department. She was a member of the Silver City Farmer's Market and loved all forms of gardening as well as working on her crafts. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Holy Cross Mission in Pinos Altos with Father Dan Porter officiating. Cremation by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium has taken place. She is survived by her husband, Kyle Rice, and a son, Jesse Rice, both of the home; her father, Pat Doran, and his wife, Cathy, of Albuquerque; her mother, Donna Doran of Breckenridge; two brothers, Thomas Doran and his wife, Debra, of Houston, and Michael Doran of Kalispell, Mont.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law; Cathy Rice of Phoenix; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Honorary bearers are Thomas and Mike Doran, Michael Beebe, Hans Heynekamp, John and Jeff Campbell, Bruce Fahrlander and Mike James. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RICE: Mrs. Donna Rice, 79, a former 46-year resident of Hurley and Bayard, died Saturday In Phoenix, Ariz. For the past five years, Mrs. Rice had made her home with her son, Max Rice, in Phoenix, Ariz., until entering a rest home there about two weeks ago. She was a native of Oklahoma. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Polomski of Bayard and Mrs. Hazel Mracek of Phoenix; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment was made at Phoenix.

RICE: One of Grant County's venerable pioneers. Mrs. Mary Belle Rice 78, died last Thursday in the family home on the Upper Gila near Cliff. She was the widow of the late Lee Rice. Born in Bell County, Texas, May 8, 1877, she came at the age of 7, with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Peter M. Shelley, to New Mexico. The family settled on the 916 Ranch on Mogollon Creek, a landmark in Southwest New Mexico. She attended the rural schools and graduated from the New Mexico Territorial Normal School in Silver City with the class of 1897. She married Lee Rice Feb. 23, 1890. Her husband died in 1946. Surviving are three sons, Fayette Rice, Rowland Rice and Carl Rice, Cliff: a daughter, Mrs. Joe Hooker, Gila; a brother. Thomas Shelley, Silver City: 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Gila Mesa cemetery, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducting the committal rites. Cox Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Active casket bearers were Joe Hooker, Lee Rice, Frank Rice, Billy Rice and Sam Reed. Mary Belle Rice was revered and loved by a host of relatives and friends for her sympathetic nature.

RICE: Christopher James Rice, 19, of Salem, Ore., died Monday, June 19, in a drowning accident on a farm in Salem. He was born Jan. 15, 1970, in Salem. He was a graduate of McKay High School of Salem and was the 1988 Valley League district wrestling champion at 130 pounds and was preparing to enter college on a wrestling scholarship. He is survived by his parents, Ralph and Connie (Perrault) Rice, and his sisters, Jennifer and Charlene Rice, all from Salem; his grandmother, Esther Perrault of Silver City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were held at Rest Lawn Memory Garden in Salem.

RICE: F.E. Rice, 80, passed away Monday, February 13, at St. Anne's Hospital in Truth or Consequences. Mr. Rice had resided in Truth or Consequences for the past 4 years, and was a 40 year resident of Silver City prior to that time. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Rice of Truth or Consequences, a foster-daughter, Eloyse Hinds of El Paso and a sister, Roxanne Schilling of Chula Vista, Calif. Burial was private.

RICE: Fayette L. Rice, 65, prominent pioneer rancher of the Upper Gila Area, and life-long resident of Grant County, died Monday at Hillcrest Hospital, after a long illness, He was a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Assn. and well known in the live-stock industry. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Linnie B. Rice; five daughters, Mrs. Stella DeLacy of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. June Garber of La Mesa, Calif., Mrs. Martha Strawther of San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Alice Porter of Redwood City, Calif., and Miss Ethel Marie Rice of Gila; two sons, Lee H. Rice of Oracle, Ariz., and Frank L. Rice of Albuquerque; 28 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Carl S. Rice and Roland S. Rice of Cliff; and one sister, Mrs. Joe Hooker of Gila. Funeral services were set for Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gila Mesa cemetery. Conducting the burial rites were the Rev. Harold E. Johnson and the Rev. Ralph Hensley. Interment was under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

RICE: Hazel Nell Rice, 81, resident of 1309 Las Cruces St died Sunday morning at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born January 17, 1903 in Camden, Tenn. In 1978 she moved to Deming and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Dr. Ronald Chastine, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated. The remains were sent to Camden, Tenn. for concluding services and interment there. Survivors include her husband, Otis H. Rice of the home; a daughter, Alma Feil; four grandchildren, Paul Feil, M.D., Las Cruces, Nancy Pool, Albuquerque; Anita Feil, Albuquerque; and Captain David Feil, Belgium; three great-grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Pool, Albuquerque and Magdalena Feil of Las Cruces. Arrangements were by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

RICE: John Mason Rice, 52, who had resided here the past 13 years, died in a local hospital Saturday, from a bullet wound in his head. He was found lying on the ground outside his home on East Yankee St. with a .45 caliber pistol clutched in his right hand. The death of Rice was Silver City's only holiday tragedy. He had been in ill health and despondent, friends said. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary, awaiting word from relatives in Kentucky.

RICE: Linnie B. Rice, 82, died Friday at her home in Gila. She was born the daughter of Thomas M. and Louetta S. Bookout, March 15, 1900 in Washita County, Okla. She moved with her family to Tularosa, N.M. about 1914. She married Alonzo Lonnie Buck in 1919. They came to Silver City in the early 1920's, where they owned and operated Buck's Woodyard until 1949. Mr. Buck died in 1957. Linnie remained a resident of Silver City until she married Fayette Rice in 1961 and moved to Gila. Mr. Rice died in 1965. Linnie was also preceded in death by her son, Robert O. Buck, who died in 1948. Mrs. Rice is survived by one daughter, Mernice Elvin (Babe) Thorn of Gila; two grandchildren, Barbara Jo Key of Cliff and Lloyd Taylor of Silver City; two sisters, Rennie Hamilton of Carlsbad and Mildred Pierce of Morarity; two brothers, Ernest Bookout and Orval Bookout, both of Tularosa, one great grandson, Tommy Key of Cliff; several step-children and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane. Serving as pallbearers were Fisher Longwell, Clifton Bookout, Kenneth Bookout, Stuart Hooker, Kenneth Burchfield and Gerry Billings. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RICE: Richard B. Rice, 83, of Lordsburg entered life eternal Tuesday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born March 24, 1908, in Elkhart, Ind., and was a Lordsburg resident for the past 47 years. He was formerly the publisher of the Lordsburg Liberal newspaper, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lordsburg, a former member of the Lordsburg Lions Club, and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was a past president of the New Mexico Press Association, and was a former chairman and member of the Hidalgo County Commission. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 in the First United Methodist Church in Lordsburg with the Rev. Ron Brewer officiating. Concluding services will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Rice of Lordsburg; a son, William A. Rice, and his wife Patsy, of Las Cruces; a brother, Phillip Rice of Glendale, Ariz.; two grandsons, Rex Rice of St. Louis, Mo., and William Rice of Albuquerque; and a granddaughter, Kate Lawrence of Las Cruces. He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Richard B. Rice Jr., in 1985. Casket bearers will be William Rice, William Rice Jr., Rex Rice, David Warren, Francis Lawrence and Darrell Cross. Honorary bearers are Robert Martin, B.M. Kimbley and Peter chase. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RICE: Rolland S. "Blue" Rice, 85, of Cliff died Friday afternoon in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 24, 1904, in Cliff and had been a rancher on the Sacaton for 67 years. Calling hours will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 in Gila-Mesa Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Rice of Cliff; a son, Rolland Rice and his wife, Lenora, of Cliff; a daughter, Betty Reed and her husband, Sam, of Silver City; a sister Ethel Hooker of Gila; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Leonard Hudson, Terrell Shelley, Eddie Jay Laney, Allen Coffelt, Clyde Reed and Earl Hathorn. Honorary bearers are his grandsons, grandsons-in-law, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila-Mesa Cemetery fund or a charity of choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RICE: Merton E. Rice, 80, passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He had resided in Silver City for the past 15 years. Mr. Rice worked for Osage Oil Co. for many years. He is survived by his son, Dale Nash of Stillwater, Okla.; two daughters, Cleo M. Brown of Riverside, Calif., and Muriel A. Chappory of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at noon at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bob Gustavson officiating.

RICHARDS: Essie Clara Richard, 90, of Glenwood, passed away Tuesday at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. She was born July 20,1903, in Shawnee, Okla., to Theodore Edward and Leona J. (Alkire) Harrison. She married Cullen Richards in 1945 in Silver City. Mrs. Richards was a member of the First Baptist Church in Silver City and enjoyed sewing and needlework. Mrs. Richards is survived by a brother, Victor Harrison, and his wife, Janet, of Silver City, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Leona J. Harrison, in 1933; her father, Theodore E. Harrison, in 1949; a sister, Bernice Sanders, in 1966; and a brother, Charles Aubrey Harrison, in 1985. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Pallbearers will be Howard Hutchinson, Kenneth Shellhorn, Vernon Hollimon, Vern Crosley, Hugh B. McKeen and Harold Keith. Arrangements are by Curtis- Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

RICHARDS: Joseph Cullen, 85 of Glenwood, died Sunday in Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. Mr. Richards was born in Elwood, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1902 and moved to Lubbock, Texas at the age of 16. Thereafter he moved to New Mexico and Grant County, and later to Glenwood in Catron County. He was an accomplished mechanic and a licensed electrician and served the people of Glenwood for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenwood and was a historical writer of New Mexico. Mr. Richards is survived by his wife, Essie Clara Richards of Glenwood; one sister, Julie Covey of Cornville, Ariz., one brother, Milton P. Richards of Sedona, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. One brother Jack preceded him in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Glenwood Presbyterian Church with interment following in the Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Harry N. Champlin will officiate at both services. Pallbearers will be Hugh B. McKeen, Harold Keith, Owen Lorentzen, Howard Hutchinson, Robert Alsip and Buddy Allred. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Ford, Hermon Johnson, Richard Marks, Dr. Lloyd G. Foster, Gus Allred and Kenneth Hollimon. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARDS: Josephine F. Richards, 83, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg, entered into rest Sunday at her residence. She was born April 9, 1911 in La Luz, Guanajuato, Mexico and was a homemaker. Calling hours were to be from 1-5 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The evening prayer service will begin at seven tonight in the Cedar Hills Tabernacle. A morning service will be held Wednesday from 9-10 at the Cedar Hills Tabernacle with graveside services to follow at eleven at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Pastor Thomas Perez Sr. will officiate. Survivors include a son, Rito De La Garza of Lordsburg; four daughters, Rosie O'Conner, Agnes Barrera, Emma Salinas and Ramona Lopez, all of Lordsburg; a brother, Robert Ferguson of Woodland, Calif.; a sister, Emma Keeter of Lordsburg; 35 grandchildren, 89 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by her parents, Robert S. and Josefina Ferguson; her husband, Arthur Richards; and a son, Joe De La Garza. Casket bearers will be William Ellis Jr., Rito De La Garza Jr., Abraham Salinas, Refugio Varela Jr., and Anthony and Chris Hom. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RICHARDS: Richards: William "Bill" Richards, 88, of Bayard entered life eternal Thursday in Chandler, Ariz. He was born July 7, 1903, in Fort Grant, Ariz., and was a longtime resident of Grant County. Mr. Richards was employed by U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co. for many years. He started his mining career in 1928 and retired in 1971. He was a master electrician. Mr. Richards was a graduate of Tempe Normal School, now known as Arizona State University. Calling hours will be from 8-9:45 Wednesday morning in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the funeral services will be held at 10 with the Rev. Francis M. Roundtree officiating. Concluding services will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Richards of Bayard; a son, Billy Richards of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Vella Harshbarger of Silver City and Norma Yount of Chandler; a brother, Albert Richards of Christopher Creek, Ariz.; a sister, Kate Darnell of Saint David, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Guy Massey, Lance Richards, Mark Yount, J.T. Hollimon, Robert Darnell and Norman Darnell. Honorary bearers will be Gaylord Cudney, Eddy Chavez, Richard Burcham, Ivan Lee, Andrew Gilland, L.A. Patten, David Aker and Paul Barris. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funerals Chapels.

RICHARDS: Funeral services for Bill Richardson, accident victim, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in the Cox Mortuary' Chapel Interment will be in Silver City cemetery with Mr. Kenneth Marrs officiating at both rites. Bill Richardson, 52, Santa Rita, churn drill operator for Chino Mines, died Tuesday in an El Paso hospital where he was taken for treatment following serious injuries suffered when a sheave broke from the mast of the drill and struck him in the head. Richardson and his assistant, Frank Morrison, were trying to loosen a drill bit, according to investigators, when a 40-pound sand line sheave broke from the drill mast, fell 20 feet and struck Richardson in the head. He suffered a fractured skull. The deceased is survived by his widow, Eve Richardson, Silver City, two daughters, Annabelle Nance, Lometa, Tex., and Betty McDowell, Albuquerque, two brothers, Sam Richardson, Bagdad, Ariz., and Borden Richardson, Tyrone, and a sister, Lizzie.

RICHARDSON: Charles E. Richardson, 55, manager of Charlie's Gateway Restaurant in Hurley, died Friday, July 22 in Hillcrest General Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a 20-year Air Force veteran, retiring in 1968. Richardson is survived by his wife, Teresa Canon Richardson of Nogales, Ariz; two daughters, Linda Angulo and Judith Richardson of Nogales; two sons, Charles Richardson and Barry Richardson of Nogales; three sisters, Ethel Broyes of Greenville, Tenn, Bethel Davidson of Virginia and Jutie Danton of Sparta, Tenn. and one grandchild. Services were held Tuesday in the Carroon Mortuary Chapel in Nogales with full military graveside honors following in the Nogales City Cemetery. Local arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RICHARDSON: Mrs. Addie Colson Richardson died Tuesday at 12 noon in Silver City. Mrs. Richardson was born in Menard, Texas, Jan. 3, 1885, and came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Colson, to the Colson home on the Mimbres River when she was two years old and lived in this vicinity all of her life. She had been an invalid for the past several years and had been cared for in the home of Mrs. Katherine Hooten in Silver City, where she passed away. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence C. Richardson, three children, James C. Richardson, Sausalito, Calif., Mrs. C. C.Bassett both of Hurley, five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bisby of Miami, Ariz., and Mrs. Henry Opgenorth of Truth or Consequences. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson arrived by plane Wednesday from California to be with the family and to attend the funeral services which will be held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Deming Masonic Cemetery with graveside ritualistic services by the Hurley Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Pallbearers will be Claude Donnelley, Tom White, John Cooper, Bob Robbins, George Nordloh and Henry Wallis.

RICHARDSON: Alvy D. "Buster" Richardson passed away Tuesday at his residence in Silver City. He was born in Red Rock on Nov. 29, 1928 to Borden and Georgia Richardson. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. After serving four years in the Army-Air Corps overseas as a power station supervisor, he came back to New Mexico and later worked in the initial exploratory drilling operation at Old Tyrone. He retired after 19 years from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a heavy-equipment diesel maintenance foreman at Chino. He enjoyed his family, the quiet outdoors, fishing, his animals and bird watching. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three daughters, Terry Ann Dominguez and her husband, Ralph, Mary Lou Malone and her husband, Brad and Georgia R. Bibles; five grandchildren, Ralph Dominguez, Jr., Kristine Dominguez, Brad Malone, and Jennifer and Justine Bibles; and four great-grandchildren. Viewing will begin Friday at 9 a.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the funeral at 10:00 a.m. Ralph Dominguez, first counselor in the bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Casket bearers will be Ralph Dominguez Jr., Bradley Malone, Jerry Mayers, Greg Bibles, Al Dunn and Randy Snyder. Honorary bearer is Steve Dunigan Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RICHARDSON: Mrs. Betty June Richardson, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday in Phoenix. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Simpson of Oak Park, Ill. Her death came as a shock to a wide circle of friends in this community. Mrs. Richardson was the former Mrs. R. R. Davis. Funeral services were held Saturday in Phoenix, with interment in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum.

RICHARDSON: Della Cureton Richardson, 92, died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City after a short illness. Born Ella Lee Waldon on July 4, 1900, in Winters, Texas, she moved to Grant County at an early age with her mother and sister, Vera. She married Edgar Cureton on Nov. 18, 1920. Mr. Cureton was from a prominent pioneer ranching family, and he and his wife began ranching on the C-Bar Ranch in the Burro Mountains. Mr. Cureton died in 1956 and she continued to operate the ranch until her death. In 1960, she married Frank Richardson and they continued the ranching business together until his death in 1988. Mrs. Richardson's sister, Vera, and her mother also preceded her in death. Mrs. Richardson is survived by three nieces, Florence Cureton Stapel, Mary Cureton Bray and Dorothy Cureton Jackson, and two nephews, James Cureton and Robert Cureton. Cremation will take place Wednesday. Her ashes will be scattered over the C-Bar Ranch. Arrangements are under the direction of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

RICHARDSON: Mrs. Edna C. Richardson, 80, died at Hillcrest Hospital August 6 following a brief illness. Mrs. Richardson was a native of Breckegridge, MI., and had resided in Gila for the past five years. She is survived by her husband, Roy C. Richardson of Gila; one son Pearce Richardson of Bellevue, MI; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barney of Zionsville, ID, and Mrs. Ann Hunt of Cliff; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 7 at 3 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Hensley of the Cliff Trinity Presbyterian Church officiating. The family has requested that donations be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff.

RICHARDSON: Frank Richardson, 55, a resident of the C Bar Ranch, passed away Friday, Oct. 14 at the ranch. Mr. Richardson was a rancher and worked at the C Bar for more than 30 years. He was married in 1966 to Della Lee Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Della Lee, of the ranch; one brother, Alvy D. Richardson of Silver City; and three sisters, Lucy M. Schaffer and Velma R. Poe, both of Albuquerque, and Barbara Sloan of Lancaster, Calif. Visitation was Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral services were today at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane. Pallbearers were Harold Kissinger, Benny Denlap, border patrolman Harold Kinsler, Don Lee, Iru Bray and David Woodward. Honorary pallbearers were George Jackson Sr., Steve Maxwell and the Maxwell family. Arrangements were by the Curtiss-Bright Funeral Home.

RICHARDSON: Herbert Wayne Richardson, 7, son of Herbert and Della Fae Richardson, was killed instantly in a one car accident near his home in Thermopolis, Wyoming, Saturday, Feb. 23. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Spurgeon of Glenwood and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Richardson of Las Cruces. His great grandfather, W. M. Kelly, Sr. lives in Silver City. The child was asleep on the back seat of the car which was being driven by his father, who apparently lost control and he and the child were thrown out. The father was thrown clear of the pavement, but the child struck the pavement and was hit by the car and killed instantly. The mother, sitting in the front seat, and a sister, Nita Fae, and a brother James Wallace who were standing up between the back and front seats, were not injured. He is survived by other relatives in Glenwood and in Silver City. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from the home of his Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon at Alma cemetery. The Herbert Richardson’s formerly lived in Glenwood and have many friends in Catron and Grant Counties.

RICHARDSON. James Kneeland Richardson, 87, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Friday of renal failure following a long illness. He is survived by two sons, James K. Richardson Jr. and George L. Richardson, both, of Dallas; a brother, Dr. George S Richardson of Roswell and three Grandchildren. He was preceded death by his beloved wife, Wilma and esteemed older brother, Alan Richardson of Carlsbad. He was born Jan. 28,Glasgow, Mo., and grew up in Fort Sumner, where his father was an officer with a bank. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1928. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering from Missouri School of Mines in 1932, a master's degree in engineering from the University of Missouri in 1935, and a doctorate of engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1969. He married Wilma Lusk. daughter of Don and Edith Lusk of Silver City, on Sept. 15, 1934. He served his country from 1943-46 as an officer in the U.S. Army with the field artillery, coastal artillery, and Office of Strategic Services. Dr. Richardson enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the mining industry. He was first employed as an engineer with U.S. Potash Co. in Carlsbad. In 1936, the Richardson’s moved to Leadville, CO, where he was employed as director of safety at Climax Molybdenum Co. From 1946-50, he served as secretary-manager of the Utah Mining Association and, from 1950-54, as assistant to the president of Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1954, he came to Hurley as assistant general manager for Chino Mines, serving in this capacity until 1959. At this time, he and his family moved to Montreal. Quebec, and later San Francisco, where he served as vice president of Clover Associates. In 1963, he and his wife moved to Stamford, Conn., where he was vice president of Copper Range Co. From 1973-80, he served as president of the Arizona Mining Association in Phoenix. He retired in Silver City as president emeritus in 1980. Dr. Richardson generously served his profession and his community. He was an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers; served as councilor and past president of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America; and was past division chairman of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. He served On the Governor's Commission on Arizona Environment, Governor's Citizens Energy Task Force, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety Advisory Committee, Certified Safety Professionals, Mining Club of the Southwest, and the Arizona Club. Of his many civic contributions, however, Dr. Richardson recalled his positions as vestryman and senior warden at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Silver City, saying this work meant a great deal to him. Yet, in the view of Dr. Richardson's family and many friends, his most lasting contributions came through his role as a father, grandfather, adviser and friend. Those whom he touched will be ever grateful for his influence on their lives. A Eucharist burial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Wednesday at 2 in the afternoon with the Rev. Robert Ihbefeld officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

RICHARDSON: Mrs. Sarah Elidia Richardson, widow of the late Sam Richardson, Sr., died Tuesday evening, May 23, at her son's home in Cliff. A resident of this county for 72 years, she came here when seven from Mesilla, her birthplace, in 1871. Although her residence was in Silver City, she had been staying at the home of her son, Sam Richardson, Jr., in Cliff for sometime prior to her death. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 from the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. O.K. Alexander of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was made in the Silver City Cemetery. Survivors are three sons, Sam of Cliff, William of Silver City and Alvy of Wilcox, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Beasley of Cliff; a brother, Caesar Brock of Lordsburg; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were R.L. Kimmick, Larry Hunt, Willard Parsons, J.T. Betts, Harmon Crumbley and Clee Crumbley.

RICHARDSON: Lawrence C. Richardson, 79, prominent pioneer rancher who had resided in Grant County for 53 years, died last Friday. Mr. Richardson was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp., at Hurley and years ago acquired ranching property near Faywood, where he had made his home. He was a past master of Hurley Lodge No. 55 AF&AM. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Holman and Mrs. Marian Bassett, both of Hurley; a son, James C. Richardson of Sausalito, Calif.; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Goins of Deming and Mrs. Willie Myers of Hillsboro. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson of Santa Rita and the Rev. Ernest T. Berkeley of Hurley officiated at funeral services held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Members of the Hurley Masonic Lodge held graveside services at the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Serving as pallbearers were B. A. Robbins, Forrest Delk, Ledrue Eby, Merritt Kelly, Regis McSherry and W R Warren.

RICHARDSON: Wilma Lusk Richardson, 84, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, daughter of Don W. Lusk and Edith Billings Lusk, was born April 10, 1910 in Las Vegas, territory of New Mexico. Her family moved to Silver City in 1914. Mr. Lusk, one of the pioneer newsmen of New Mexico, served as editor of Silver City's Independent, Enterprise and the Press; her mother was the owner and founder of Silver City's Lusk Flower and Gift Shop. Mrs. Richardson graduated from Teachers' College High School in 1928 and attended the University of New Mexico on an Eccles scholarship. Upon her graduation in 1932, she served as a teacher in Mosquero and, later, as secretary of the president of the University of New Mexico. While at the university she was a member of the Kappa Gamma sorority, and Phi Kappa Phi an honorary scholastic fraternity. She married James K. Richardson of Carlsbad on Sept. 15, 1934, at the Bear Mountain Lodge near Silver City. Moving to Carlsbad, where her new husband was an engineer with the United States Potash Co., she made this their home until 1936, when she and her husband moved to Climax, Colo., where they made their home until he was called to duty in the military service, at which time she and their children moved back to Silver City. Upon Mr. Richardson's release from the Army, they lived in Salt Lake City until 1959, when his employer sent him to the Silver City area, where he served as assistant general manager of Chino Mines. Mrs. Richardson often told folks that she has made during her life some 19 district moves as a result of marrying a mining man. Upon Mr. Richardson's retirement as president of the Arizona Mining Association in Phoenix, in 1980, they returned to her roots, Silver City. Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband; two sons, James k. Richardson Jr. of Hudson, Wis., and George Lusk Richardson of McKinney, Texas, and their wives, Barbara and Kay; and three grandchildren, Amy Timberlake of Chicago, Andy Richardson of Providence R.I., and Austin Richardson of McKinney. Mrs. Richardson was an active member and national director of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Inc. A memorial service is to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the church at which Mrs. Richardson and her children were baptized. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a memorial be made in Mrs. Richardson's name to the Church of the Good Shepherd. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RICHARDSON: James Calvin Richardson, 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Saturday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born May 31, 1907, in New Mexico. Mr. Richardson was a member of Hurley Lodge No. 55, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies, Legion of Honor, Aloha Temple Shrine, Aica Shrine Club, Hickam Square and Compass Club and DeMolay. He is survived by his wife, Grayce I. Richardson; and two sisters, Gladys Holman and Marion Bassett of New Mexico. Graveside services will be held in San Bruno, Calif., at Golden Gate National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday. Arrangements are by Borthwick Mortuary of Honolulu.

RICHARTE: Ricardo M. Richarte, 61, passed away Saturday, August 27 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Richarte was a native of Mexico, and was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Apolonia Richarte of Hurley, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Kennedy of Santa Clara, Ca1if, Mrs. Irene Gutierrez of Silver City, Mrs. Rita Armendariz of Bayard and seven Grandchildren. Survivors also include seven sisters, Miss Francisca Richarte of Mexico, Mrs. Felicita Quintana of El Paso, Tex., Mrs. Lupe Torres of Anaheim, Calif., Mrs. Lucia Maldonado, Mrs. Amelia Baca, Mrs. Catarina Jaramilo, Mrs. Elvira Yduarte, all of Silver City and a brother, Refugio Richarte of Silver City. Rosary services were recited August 29 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was said Tuesday, August 30 at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church In Hurley with Monsignor Delfin Thomas conducting both services. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Kennedy, Tommy Gutierrez, Steve Armendariz, Joe Ray, Jr., Louis Maldonado and Severo Maldonado.

RICHARTE: Maria D. Richarte, 88, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, passed away Wednesday at her home in Gila. Mrs. Richarte was born Feb. 22, 1903, in Santa Rita to Pedro and Jesus (Vera) Dominguez. She was a housewife and a member of San Isidro Catholic Church in Gila. She is survived by five sons, Fidel Maldonado of Silver City, Crispin Maldonado of El Paso, Texas, and Pedro Maldonado, Angel Plasencio and Pablo Richarte, all of Gila; two daughters, Leonar Flores of Los Angeles and Louisa Brooks of Blacksburg, Va.; three sisters, Librado Castillo of Las Cruces, Clara Villarreal of Gila, and Sarah Moeglar of San Antonio, Texas; four brothers, Rito Domingues of Silver City, Manuel Domingues of Gila, Cresencio Domingues of Mimbres, and Placido Domingues of Silver City; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the San Isidro Catholic Church in Gila. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the rosary Sunday at 7 p.m. at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, U.S. 180 East, Silver City. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.

RICHBURG: Furman "Judge" Richburg, 74, a Deming resident who worked 17 years at Chino Mines Co., died Thursday in Deming. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2-6 in Baca's Funeral Chapel, and a graveside funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming with the Rev. Steven Chappell of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Deming Masonic Lodge No. 12 will conduct Masonic services with military honors provided by American Legion Bataan Post No. 4. He was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Loraine, Texas, and was a veteran of the U.S Army. He was employed as a boilermaker and was a resident of Deming for 10 years. He was a member of Deming Masonic Lodge No. 12, American Legion Bataan Post No. 4, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 2008, and the Elks Lodge of Apache, Ariz. Survivors include his wife, Billie, of the home. Baca's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

RICHESON; Paul Wellington Richeson, 65, resident West of Deming died at his home recently. He was born Jan. 22, 1919 in Orrville, Ohio and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired mechanic and moved to Deming 15 years ago where he was a member of the First Christian Church and the National Rifle Association. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Gaylan Watterson, Pastor of the First Christian Church officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Helen Richeson of the home; a son, John Richeson, Deming and a sister, Gwendolyn Minser of Mt. Eaton, Ohio. Pallbearers were Joe Pastran, Ernest Linam, Thomas Parrinello, Jack Ferguson, K.L. Nabours and Charles Nigh. Honorary bearers were Clifford Fieselman and Doug Downing. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

RITCHIE: Freeman J. Ritchie, 73, of Lordsburg passed away Friday at his home. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

RICHINS: George Arthur Richins Jr., 70, of Lordsburg died Tuesday, April 27, at St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque. A funeral service was to be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Alien Smith officiating. Interment will be Saturday at City of Tahoka Cemetery in Tahoka, Texas. Mr. Richins will be buried next to his beloved wife, Patsy. His brother, Lin Richins, will dedicate the grave. Mr. Richins was born Sept. 30, 1928, to George Arthur Richins and Leah Naegle Richins. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Patsy Celene Smith, July 31, 1948, in Lordsburg. She died in December 1974. Mr. Richins' heart was as big as the wide-open spaces he loved and where he made his home. He enjoyed the big rigs he drove when employed by Time Inc. Even as a child, there are pictures in which he had a truck perched on his head. After resigning from Time, he worked for Phelps Dodge in Playas until retirement. He was one of the first to enjoy farming in the Pyramid Valley east of Lordsburg. Successful in all his business pursuits, he had a comfortable retirement and fully enjoyed those short years. He had a passion for deer hunting, seeking hidden treasures of arrowheads, and palling around with family and friends. His biggest passion was being actively involved with his grandkids. Young at heart, with lots of energy, he always wanted to be doing things with his grandkids and was always trying to help or give them something. He drove many miles to be there for them and their activities. All who knew him could see right through that tough-guy person he tried so hard to por- tray. Generous at heart, he was the type of dad, brother and friend who would give his shirt off his back if he even thought you might need it. If he was your friend, no one was truer or more fun to be with. He and his bear hugs, quick sense of humor, and great laughter are deeply missed. He is survived by two daughters, Leigh Celene Wilson and her husband, Danny, of Nogal, and Lynne Richins of Silver City; two sons, A.D. Richins and his wife Sue, of Mimbres, and Don Richins and his wife, Denise, of Mojave Valley, Ariz.; four sisters, Leah Rae Blair of Carrolton, Texas, Thelma Upshaw and her husband, Bert, of Garland, Texas, Betty Burke and her husband, Tom of New Harmony, Utah, and Lucille Flint and her husband, Don, of New Harmony; a brother, Lin Richins, and his wife Nancy, of Sacramento. Calif.; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Kenny and Chio Brdecko and daughters, Madilyn and Morgan, of Miami, Texas; Candy and Ronnie Pitkin and daughter, Cassie, of Baytown, Texas; Sherrie and David DeNardi, sons, Travis and Jakob, and daughter, Amanda, of Deming; Wayne and Jeannie Hall and son, E.J., of Lordsburg; Kerri and Gordon Johnson, daughter, Kayla, and sons, Steven and Dakota, of Silver City; Tootie Richins of Alamosa. Colo.; Kade Richins of Iran, Texas; A.D. Richins Jr. of Mimbres; and Jessica, Kenyn and Tinda Celene Richins of Mojave Valley. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RICHMOND: Kenneth Richmond, former well-known mining-engineer of Silver City, who for the past two years had been on the staff of the Cyprus Mining Company on the Island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, was killed in an automobile accident on Oct. 23. He is survived by a son, Clyde, serving in the U. S. Army; a daughter, Ellen, student at New Mexico Highlands University and another son, Jack a sophomore at New Mexico Western College.

RICHMEYER: Dawn Richmeyer, 65, died Monday in her home in Roswell. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 24, 1931. She was the wife of Pastor Edward Richmeyer, former pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Silver City. She taught at Snell Junior High for many years. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Lynn, Lori and Michel; one son, Tim; four grandchildren; and several sisters and brothers. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held June 27 in Roswell. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to her memory at Messiah Lutheran Church, Silver City, NM.

RICHTER: Rudy C. Richter, 73, of Silver City died Tuesday evening at his home after an extended illness. He was born July 11, 1922 in Philadelphia and had been a resident of Grant County for almost six years. Mr. Richter was a retired electronics engineer and was a member of the Silver Christian Center. Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by a committal service at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Bob Drezek, pastor of the Silver Christian Center, will be officiating. Veteran honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Susie Marie Richter of Silver City; a son, Ronald T. Richter of Hayward, Calif.; two daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Martinez and her husband, Al of Silver City, and Mary A. Montes and her husband, Ruben of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Silver City Gospel Mission or the Silver Christian Center in his memory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RICKARDS: Mrs. May Rickards, 80, of Glenwood, died in a Silver City rest home Saturday. Surviving is a daughter, Miss Edna May Rickards of Silver City. A son, William T. Rickards met accidental death last summer while fighting a fire in the Gila National Forest. The body was sent to Chicago by the Curtis Mortuary, where funeral services, were held, followed by burial.

RICKS: Scott Andrew Ricks, 34, of El Paso, Texas, passed away Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.

RICO: Frank Rico Jr., 73,of Albuquerque entered eternal rest Sunday, Feb. 8, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 7. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 am at Santa Clara Catholic Church. The concluding service and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Father Mike Lindsay will officiate. Veterans honors will he accorded Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Esther, of Albuquerque; a son, Michael Rico, and his wife, Cindy, of Plano, Texas; a brother, Onokia Rico, and his wife, Delia, of Santa Clara; three sisters, Margie Rico of Albuquerque, Isabel Ordoñez and her husband, Pete, of Santa Clara, and Della Martinez and her husband, Gilbert, of Bayard; and two grandchildren He was born Aug. 6, l924, in Santa Clara to the late Francisco and Margaret Rico. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raquel, Raymundo and Manuel Rico, and his sister, Carolina Rico. Mt. Rico served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant. He was in World War II in the Pacific Theater and also served in the Korean War. While in ------- Michael Rico, Daniel Rico, Jeff Rico, Robert Rico, Pete Ordoñez Jr. and Richard Tanori. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RICO: Mrs. Margaret Allison Rico, 67, life-long Central resident, passed away last Saturday at her home. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Santa Clara Catholic Church at Central by the Rev. Fr. Casimir Petraukas. Burial was in the Central cemetery. Surviving are four sons, Frank, Jr, Albuquerque; Kelly, of Fort Bragg, N. C.; Manuel and Onorio, of Central; three daughters, Adela Rico and Maggie Rico and Mrs. Isabel Ordonez, all of Central; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lucero' and Mrs. Barbara Ramirez, Los Angeles and Mrs. Antonia Jamie, Central, and a brother, John Allison, Silver City.

RICO: Crecencio Rico, 70, passed away Sunday, May 28, at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Rico was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lupe Mitchell of Casa Grande, Ariz., Mrs. Sally Martinez of Corona, Calif., a son, Crecencio Rico, Jr., of Washington, D.C., 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Burial followed in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were John Mitchell, Rudy Martinez, Onorio Rico, Manuel Rico, Roberto Rico and Pete Ordonez.

RICO: Manuel A. Rico, 54, died Friday at his home in Silver City. Mr. Rico was born in Central and was a lifelong resident of Grant County, had served in the armed forces from 1950 to 1952, and was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte G. Rico of Silver City; three daughters, Yolanda Cook and Georgia Rivera, both of Silver City and Tillie Rivera of Deming; three sisters, Della Martinez and Billie Ordonez, both of Central, and Margie Rico of Albuquerque; three brothers, Onorio Rico of Central, Frank Rico of Denver, Colo., and Kelly Rico of Florida; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 this evening in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Monsignor A. James Milano will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors being conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Cook, Maurice Aragon, Ron Cook, Maurice Aragon, Ron Cook, Alan Murillo, Onorio Rico and Gilbert Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Rico, Frank Rico, Kelly Rico, Randy Murillo, Frankie Tonori, Robert Peru, Pete Ordonez Jr. and David Rico. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

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RIDDLE: Charlotte Riddle, 95, of Reserve, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Fort Bayard Medical Center. No local services are planned. Mrs. Riddle will be interred in Ventura, Calif. She was born June 24, 1907 in Cades Cove, Tenn. She was the daughter of George Tipton and Margaret Burchfield. She married James A. Riddle on April 6, 1927 in Maryville, Tenn. preceded her in death Sept. 20 1960. Mrs. Riddle is survived by nine children, Helen Beebe of Reserve, Betty Luce and her husband, George, of Palm Desert Calif; James Albert Riddle Jr. of Reserve, Bill Riddle and his wife, Kelly, of Prescott. Ariz., Bergin Riddle, Darrel Riddle and Suzanne Cramer, all of Reserve, Charlene Story and her husband Gene of Locust fork Ala., and Leroy Riddle and his wife Bobby of Cornville, Az.; 25 grandchildren and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 11 brothers and sisters. Mrs. riddle was a retired nurse. Entrusted to Bright.

RIDDLE: Chandes Riddle of Mimbres, 72, died Sunday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born in Arkansas in 1914. In 1951 he and his wife moved and lived in the Grant County area. He was a break man at Chino Mines in Santa Rita for 13 years, and he was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Riddle is survived by his wife, Virginia, and by six children, Virginia Strong of Weatherford, Okla., Jimmy Riddle of Canoga Park, Calif., Doris Walsmith of Hanover, Kenneth Riddle of Mimbres, Donald Riddle of Arrey, and Karen Williams, also of Arrey; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ula King of Silver City, Wilma Coulter of Forsyth, Mo., and Elizabeth Davenport of Chino, Calif. He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Riddle. Viewing for the family and friends will be Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. in the French Funeral Home in Truth or Consequences. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., also in the French Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow in the Caballo Community Cemetery in Caballo. Pallbearers will be Bill McIntosh, Wayne Riggs, and Ken Urquhart, all of Truth or Consequences, and Jake Osborn, Marshal Basham and Cliff Bookout, all of Mimbres.

RIDDLE: Clyde Riddle, 79, of Reserve, died recently at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 25, 1904 in Arkansas, the son of John Henry and Amanda Riddle. Mr. Riddle was a member of the Reserve Valley Booster Club and the Reserve Sportsmen Association. Survivors include his wife, Nell Marie Coss Riddle of Reserve; five daughters; Betty Radvillas, Ruth Ann Sandidge, Lillie Marie Riddle, all of Reserve, Mary Ann Babb of Dawson Springs, Ky. and Elsie Riddle of Ark. He was preceded in death by another daughter, Gracie Riddle in 1972. He is also survived by three sons, Charles Clyde Riddle of Meridian, Miss, Harry Leslie Riddle of Reserve and Bud Riddle of Ark; two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Chapman of Florida and Mrs. Cal Irons of McGee, Ark; one brother, Eric Riddle of Gravilly, Ark; 13 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Reserve Cemetery with the Rev. Jake Snyder, Pastor of the Datil Baptist Church officiating. Serving as pallbearers were James Thompson, Jimmy Keller, Porfirio Armijo, Chris Derrick and Gary Lukas. Honorary pallbearers were Lem Fryar, Karl Kiehne, Ralph Durham, C.R. Hatch, Stanley Radvillas, Sr., Lloyd Foster, Bill Hughey and Jim Brown. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RIDDLE: John King of Hurley has been advised by a sister living in Alabama that their brother, James R. Riddle, 56, died suddenly in Madrid, Spain, Monday morning. Mr. Riddle was with the United States Consulate service at the American Embassy in Madrid. His wife will accompany the body back to Talladega, Ala., where burial will take place. Funeral arrangements are pending on her arrival.

RIDDLE: Virginia Aline Riddle, 73, passed away Saturday evening at her home in Mimbres. Visitation was to begin at 9 this morning at Baca's Funeral Chapel with the funeral Service to follow. The Rev. David Oliver, pastor of the Rio Mimbres Baptist Church, was to officiate. Concluding services and interment were to follow at 2 this afternoon at the Caballo Cemetery in Caballo. She was born May 11, 1924, in Weatherford, Okla., to William Mericle and Norma Hayden, and married Chan Riddle, who preceded her in death in 1987. Survivors include three sons, Jim Riddle of Orange, Calif., Kenneth Riddle and wife, Linda, of Mimbres, and Ronald Riddle and wife, Trinna, of Arrey; three daughters, Virginia Strong and husband, Clarence, of Weatherford, Doris Walsmith and husband, Frank, of Mimbres, and Karen Williams and husband, Bobby, of Silver City; two brothers, Eldon Mericle of Elk City, Okla., and Ernest Mericle of City of Industry, Calif.; a sister, Georgia Fern Mericle of Weatherford; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband was a son, Dennis Riddle, in 1970. Pallbearers were to be Don Oliver, Stanley Berridge, Charles McCargish, Mike Diaz, Ken Rose, Dale Smith and Ray Lenderman. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


RIDLING: Mrs. Helen Ridling, 55, died suddenly last Friday at her home in Arenas Valley. A coroner's jury ruled that, death was due to natural causes. Survivors of the deceased include her husband Ervin E. (Buttermilk) Ridling; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnell Lewis of Silver City and Mrs. Zvon Bleak of Bayard; one son, Raymond D Ridling of Portales; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Woodrow Quintan of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and seven sisters, Mrs. Ellen McDonald, Mrs. Maggie Pittman, Mrs. Viola Seeley. Mrs. Winrola Bray, Mrs. Jean Johnson. all of Mill Creek, Okla., Mrs.Lottie Morton of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Winnie Rice of Fontana, Calif. The Rev. George Newman. of the First Baptist Church of Bayard, conducted the funeral at the church on Tuesday, interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery.

RIDLING: Mrs. Nannie Doyle Ridling, 75 died this week in Santa Rita hospital after a long period of illness. She had been a resident of this area for about 13 years and came here from Oklahoma. Surviving are her husband, John L Ridling, Silver City; four sons, Irvin, Russellville, Ark.,Billey?, Silver City, Amond and Raymond, Santa Rita; two daughters Mrs. Joe Jones, Tyler, Tex., Mrs. Joe Learned, Morgantown, Pa.; four brothers, Erwin Togan, Beaumont, Tex., Jim Hogan, Mena, Ark., William Hogan, Vandervoort, Ark., Jack Hogan, Tulsa, Okla.; and 12 grand children and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, In the Santa Rita Baptist church with the Rev. Jack McCullough officiating. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Parrish, Ed Rockenbach, Glen Storer, Rube Wafford, Harry Brown and Luther Beillue.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cox mortuary.

RIDLING: Raymond D. Ridling, 51, a resident of Corrales, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 9. Mr. Ridling was born in Silver City and raised in the area. He was employed by the state of New Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Erline, of Corrales; and four children, Raymond D. Ridling Jr., Cathy D'Arcangelis and her husband, Ore, Deborah Moore and her husband, Michael, and Teresa Bishop and her husband, Darren. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Alex and Renee D'Arcangelis, and Jessica, Leslie and James Bishop; his stepmother, Imogene Ridling; and two sisters, Bonnell Lewis and Evon Bleak. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Helen Ridling. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 12.

RIDLING: Iley C. Ridling, 86, a resident of Herford, Az and former resident of Silver City entered into rest Thursday at Life Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. following a stroke. He was born May 18,1909, in Polk County, Ariz. to John L. and Nannie Hogan Ridling. Mr. Ridling was a businessman in Silver City until his retirement in 1972 when he moved to Arizona. Survivors include his wile, Dola of Herford; a son, Lealen C. Ridling of Pason, Az.; a daughter Leona Baxter of Hereford; a sister, Dessie Learned of Morgantown, Pa.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson. Visitation will be held Monday from 1-2 pm. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the funeral service following at 2. The Rev, Don Atchicy will officiate. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Masonic Lodge members. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RIEDLINGER: Muriel M. Shelton Riedlinger, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memory Lane Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Atchley officiating. Mrs. Riedlinger was born Nov. 15, 1907, in Pleasanton. She was the daughter of Kelly Shelton and Leova Sipe Shelton. She married John Baptist Riedlinger on May 13, 1939, in Silver City. Mrs. Riedlinger is survived by one daughter, Nora Marlene Riedlinger of Silver City;' two granddaughters, Crystal Arnett of Bronx, N.Y., and Anastia Arnett of Santa Clara; three great-grandchildren, Isabel Arnett of Bronx, and Kurtis John Arnett and Thomas Arnett, both of Santa Clara; cousins, Jim "Speedy" Shelton, Tom Shelton, Charles "Sharky" Shelton, Lacy Shelton and Dorothy Shelton; and one nephew, John Shelton. Mrs. Riedlinger was preceded in death by her father and mother (who died at 102 years of age), and one brother, Guy Shelton, in 1962. Mrs. Riedlinger, along with her parents, moved to Silver City from Pleasanton. She graduated from New Mexico Western High School in 1927. She later attended New Mexico Western College for three years. She taught school in Grant County and Luna County. In 1931, she moved to Los Angeles, and attended Marinello College of Cosmetology, where she graduated as an honor student, then moved back to Silver City. In 1939, she married John Riedlinger, who was a general contractor and carpenter in Silver City. Mr. Riedlinger passed away Jan. 4, 1984. Two years later, Mrs. Riedlinger moved to Peoria, Ariz., to be near her daughter and family. She lived there seven years. Later, she, along with her daughter, Nora, and her family, moved back to Silver City. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Gila regional Hospice Program. Family and friends will gather in the Riedlinger home at 29 Oakwood Ave after the funeral service. Entrusted to Bright.

RIEDLINGER; John B. Riedlinger, died Wednesday, Jan. 4 in Gila Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born June 1, 1910, the son of Phillip J. and Agnes Carson Riedlinger and was a lifelong resident of Silver City. Riedlinger was a member of the Elks Lodge. He was a general contractor of the state of New Mexico from 1943 to 1972, when he retired. He also served as town councilman for Silver City from 1954 to 1956. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Muriel Riedlinger of Silver City; one daughter, Marlene Arnett and two granddaughters of Peoria, Az; one sister, Frances Malone of Sacramento, Ca; his mother-in-law, Leova Shelton of Silver City; two nephews, John E. Shelton of New Carrollton, Mary and Michael Malone of Sacramento, CA; one uncle, Adolph Carsonof Tucson, Az; three aunts, Leota Gatlin of Tucson, Az, Florence Salchli and Rose Ferrell, both of Ca and several cousins. Services were held Jan. 9 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Rev. Don Atchley. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery, with graveside services by B.P.O.E. No. 413. Serving as pallbearers were Reed Tenney, Robert Everard, Charles Heald, Neil Parrish, Larry Lopez and Ray Lee. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

REIHS: Chris Reihs, pioneer Silver City businessman who retired some years ago and moved to Calif. to live, died Saturday, in Lincoln hospita1 Los Angeles. News of his death was received by The Enterprise Thursday in letter from Otto C Metzer. Mr. Reihs was among the early day residents of Silver City and for many years was actively engaged in business here, at one time being the controlling stockholder in the Silver City Beer & Ice co., his principal as associate being W J (Josh) Brent. When he retired Mr. Brent became agent for his extensive property interests here, until these were sold by Mr. Reihs in recent years. Mr. Reihs was born in Germany in 1867, and entered the United States as a youthful immigrant. He came to Silver City in the late 80's, taking a Job with the firm, of Jones, Downes & Company, grocers and meat market operators as a butcher. Industrious and frugal, he later embarked in business for himself and was successful, retiring about 2O years ago a wealthy man. He was a Life Member of the Silver City Lodge of Elks, joining the Order in 1912 being one of its oldest members at the time of his death.

RIEMER: Irene Villines Riemer, a former Grant County resident, died Sunday, Jan. 14, in a Cleveland hospital She was 52. Most of her adult life she lived in Midaga? until about a year ago when she moved to Ohio with her husband, Ron, who survives her. Other survivors are her two daughters, Stierri Lassiter of Blame, Tenn., and Shannon Gonzalez of Melamora, Mich.; two granddaughters, Crystal and Amber Lassiter; her brother, Ather Villenes of Saudi Arabia; her sister, Gloria V. Rascon of Silver City and her uncle, Braullo Williams of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy V. Contreras, in 1991. At her request she will be cremated and no services are scheduled.

RIGG: John "Jack" Rigg, 83, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Monday morning at his home. He was born May 17, 1907, in Bisbee, Ariz. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, and was a retired heavy equipment operator. Cremation by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium has taken place. Survivors include his wife, Edna Rigg of Silver City; a daughter, Barbara Richards of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Anne Briscoe of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Cynthia Richards, Lorraine Puleston and Stephen Richards; and a great-grandchild, Amanda Bates. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RIGGS: James Roland Riggs, 66, a resident of Bayard, passed away in his home Friday. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec., 31, 1928, in Jacksboro, Texas, to William and Edna Riggs. He attended school in Jacksboro until he was old enough to join the merchant marine, serving in World War II. After leaving the military, he worked in the Texas oil fields, eventually moving to New Mexico, where he worked as an electrician with Electrical Union 611. Mr. Riggs worked for the state electrical bureau as chief inspector for several years. He also worked construction in Texas and New Mexico until he retired in 1985 for health reasons. He and his wife, Simmie, made their home in Bayard, where they lived for the past 10 years. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Simmie Riggs of the home; four sons, Edward Ortiz and his wife, Ruth, Leroy Riggs and Michael Riggs and his wife, Kathi, all of Santa Fe, and Joseph Riggs and his wife, Robyn, of Junction, Texas; and five daughters, Yolanda Voyles and her husband, Vernon, of Carlsbad, Yvonne Riggs of Rio Rancho, and Shirley Riggs Gonzales and her husband, Floyd, Brenda Montoya and her husband, Robert, and Juliet E. Riggs, all of Santa Fe. He is also survived by his brother, W.A. "Sonny" Riggs, and his wife, Ruth, of Dallas; and his sisters, Alma Bynum, Esta Winn, Sadie Barrett and her husband, Craton, and Myrtle King and her husband, Dale, all of Jacksboro, Wilma Tuttle and her husband, Walter, of Shawnee, Okla., and Vivian Ruth Jackson and her husband, Oscar, of Seymore, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Vesta Fenter. At the family's request, cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Pastor Jesse Liles officiating. Burial of cremains will take place in Jacksboro at a later date. His family would like to thank Dr. Samuel Dye, who helped so much during his illness, also the Home Health Caregivers, who were so helpful. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

RILEY: Dawn Marie Riley, 47, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Tuesday, March 23, at her home. She was born to Don and June (McReynolds) Riley on March 22, 1952. A memorial service will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels on Thursday at 1 in the afternoon with David Strain officiating. She is survived by her father, Don Riley; an uncle, Jack L. Riley; her brother, Mike Riley of Pueblo, Colo.; and her mom, June Morrison. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RILEY: Robbin D "Rob" Riley, 41, of Tyrone, died Monday Aug 8 in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Howard and Lois Huges Riley, and was a resident of Tyrone since 1981. Riley was self-employed as owner-operator of TEPECO. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Silver City and the National Rifle Association. Riley is survived by his wife, Josie Riley of Tyrone; his mother, Lois Eleanor Riley of Austin, Texas; four stepchildren, Melissa, Michael and Matthew of Tyrone; two brothers, Sidney A. George of Seattle and Melton J. Riley of Friends Wood, Texas. Memorial services were held Friday, Aug 12 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Michael F "Miki" West of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Austin, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Dave Moser Sr., Dave Moser, George Rowley, Frank Moser, Huger Lanse and Travis Bobbins. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RILEY: William E. Riley, 76, a resident of this area since the early 1940's, died Monday evening in the hospital at Las Cruces, following an extended illness. Mr. Riley owned and operated the Santa Rita Motor Company until he closed his business in about 1966. He and his wife, Mrs. Sally Riley, who survives him, resided at their ranch property east of the Ft. Bayard Reservation. He was one of the elders of the Church of Christ, Hanover. Survivors other than the widow include a daughter, Mrs. Jean Jeffus of Las Cruces; a grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Prude of Artesia, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hilt of Deming; and a brother, Pat Riley of Artesia, The funeral service was held Thursday at the Graham Mortuary In Las Cruces, with burial following In the Las Cruces Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Coldwell, Charles Martin, Bill Morriso, Harlan Smith, Glen Young and Lonnie Morrison.

RILEY: Billy Wayne Riley, 36 of Quitman, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, at his home. He was born Sept. 13, 1958, in Plant City, Fla. He had been in Quitman working as a paramedic with the Heber Springs Emergency Medical Service. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Billy and Patricia Riley; his mother and stepfather, Shirley and John Briggs; a son, Bryan Wayne Riley; a daughter, Christi Riley; a brother, David Riley, and his wife, Vonda; his maternal grandparents, Homer and Maudie Smith; his paternal grandmother, Cary Lee Riley; nieces, Pamela and Tamara Riley; stepsisters, Linda Dickey and her husband, Bill, Sharon Briggs and Valerie Briggs; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. The funeral service was at 10 this morning at Getz Funeral Home chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Kenneth Palmer of Alpha Baptist Church in Deming. Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Ogas, Dyke Sullins, James Carson, David Fisher, Roy Maskill and William Miles. Arrangements were by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

Riley: Deborah Sue (Masoner) Riley, 43 passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Quitman, Ark. She was born May 1, 1951, in Silver City to C.R. and Betty (Gardy) Masoner. She was employed by Conway Medical Service in Conway, Ark. She lived most of her life in the Silver City area. She served as an emergency medical technician, paramedic, county coroner and volunteer firefighter in Grant County for many years. She was also a charter member of the Gila Valley EMS. She is survived by her children, Catherine Fay Wolf and her husband, Mark, of Buckhorn, and Charles Timothy Wood and his wife, Stacy, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; her parents, C.R. and Betty Masoner of Buckhorn; her grandmother, Fay Masoner, also of Buckhorn; her brother, Jerry Masoner, and his wife, Ginger, of Buckhorn and her sister, Nancy Gregory, and her husband, Jim, of Mule Creek. She is also survived by her grandson, Steven Tyler Wolf, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Goble officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Gila Valley EMS-Cliff Chapter. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

RILEY: Lonnie Joe Riley died in Fort Worth, Tex. July 1. Mr. Riley had lived here for the past few years. He is survived by his father, Eddie Riley, of Silver City, one brother, Larry, of Corona, N.M. and two sisters, Penny Jean Dalton, of San Diego and Brenda Joyce Wills of Oklahoma City, his mother, Mrs. Patsy Bogart, also of Oklahoma City, one half-brother, Gary Dean Epperly of Lubbock, TX. Services for Mr. Riley were held July 7 in the Wheeler Chapel with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating, interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Maxwell, Arty Cantrell, Clayton Johnson, Johnny Moss, James Littleton and Jim Goodwin. Dewey Hand was honorary pallbearer. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

RILEY; Owen Albert Riley, 63, died April 2 in El Paso, Texas. Riley was born in Lonewolf, Okla., but was a long time resident of Grant County. He was retired from Kennecott with 40 years service, a member with the Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55 AF & AM and the American Legion Red Metal Post. He is survived by his wife Minnie Lorraine Riley of Hurley: his two sons (Jim) James Gordon Riley of El Paso, Texas and Norris Owen Riley of Houston, Texas: one sister, Mrs. W.H McDaniel of Blair, Okla. and four grandchildren. Funeral graveside services were held April 5 at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with David Strain officiating. The Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55 conducted graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hurley Community Church. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RINCON; Francisco Diaz Rincon, 81, resident of 201 West Plum died in Deming. He was born October 4, 1902 in Meoqi, Mexico and had lived in Deming the last four years. He was a communicant of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Rosary services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Fr. Mike Macaya officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Elvira Rincon of the home; three sons, Jorge Rincon, Artesia, Lorenzo Rincon, Guadalupe Victoria, Mex. and Francisco Rincon II, Deming; six daughters, Ignacia Avila, Rosario Cardona and Juana Vasquez of Deming, Maria Guzman, Chicago, Ill., Cristina Lozano and Trinidad Alvidrez of Guadalupe Victoria, Mex; four brothers, Pedro Rincon and Alfonso Rincon of Mex., Miguel Rincon, Hagerman and Gaspar Rincon of Albuquerque. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

RHINESMITH: John H. Rhinesmith, 66, died August 18 in Hillcrest Hospital following a lingering illness. Mr. Rhinesmith had made his home in Silver City for the past 24 years. He was a retired watchmaker and jeweler for R.O. Schmitz Jewelry Co. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bonita Rhinesmith of Silver City; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Collins, of Alamogordo, Mrs. Sue Drake of Apple Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lynn of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. There are ten grandchildren and a brother, W.K. Rhinesmith of Houston also surviving. Mr. Rhinesmith was a past-exalted ruler of the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413, past district deputy of the Order of Elks for New Mexico. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Alfred C. Pace of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City officiating. Interment followed in the 'Memory Lane Cemetery with the Silver Elks Lodge No. 41 conducting graveside services and acting as pallbearers.

RIO: Francisco V. Rio, 69, retired employee of the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Bayard, died last Thursday. He had lived in Central for 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Margarete Rico, four sons, Francisco. Jr. and Manuel, Central; Raquel living in the Armed Forces and Ontario serving in the Navy and three daughters, Mrs. Delia Quesade and Mrs. Isabel Tonori, Superior, Arizona; Margaret Rico, Central and Mrs. Barbara Rodriquez, Santa Barbara, Calif. and nine grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass in the Central Catholic church and burial in the Central cemetery.

RIONDY: Ednah C. Riondy, 97, of Bayard, died Saturday in Silver City. She was born April 24, 1889 near Americus, Kan. She married Clifford H. Miller in 1909 and they had one daughter, Margery. Her husband died in 1918 in Kansas. Her second marriage was to Casper A. Riondy and they lived in Kansas for many years where their son, Frank C., was born. She moved to New Mexico in 1970. Cremation has taken place. Internment will take place at 11 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Emporia, Kan., with the Rev. John West of officiating. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Emporia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the organ fund of the First Baptist Church in Bayard. Survivors include her daughter, Margery M. Scovel of Bayard; her granddaughter, Judy McMiller of Las Cruces; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Frank, George, Herbert and Robert; three sisters Ethel, Bertha and Delia; her husbands, Clifford and Casper; her son, Frank; and her grandson, Jeffrey. Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

RIOS: Atilano B. Rios, 93, died Saturday afternoon in Fort Bayard. Mr. Rios was born in Bacluiniva, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mr. Rios is survived by four daughters, Juanita Valerio of Bayard, Francisca Hurtado of Sunnyvale, Calif., Lupe Martinez of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Anastacia Flores of Bayard; one Son, Jesus G. Rios of Bayard; 26 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and graveside funeral Services were held at 10:30 am today at the Honey Cemetery with the Rev. Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons. Arrangements by Wheeler.

RIOS: David O Rios, 31, of Bayard, a smelter laborer of Kennecott died Jan. 30 at the Hillcrest General hospital as a result of complications following burns received Jan 17. An Autopsy disclosed that a pulmonary embolism resulted in closing off oxygen from the lungs. Mr. Rios received second and third degree burns to his left hand, foot and leg when he reportedly lost his footing and stepped into a crusted mate launder which broke through to the molten metal. He also received first-degree burns on his right leg and arm. Mr. Rios is survived by his wife and three children.

RIOS: Jesus G. “Barney" Rios, 74, of Bayard entered into eternal rest Saturday. May 16, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Santa Rita to Atilano B. and Severa Gutierrez Rios. Mr. Rios was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He was a member of Local 890 of the United Steelworkers of America, retiring in 1986 from Kennecott Copper Corp. where he served for 35 years as a truck driver. Mr. Rios really enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. Cremation has taken place in accord with Mr. Rios wishes and private family services were held. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Maria Rios of Bayard; four sons, David Rios and wife. Mary Lou of Bayard, Sammy Rios and wife, Aida of Bayard, Danny Rios and companion, Frances, of Bayard, and Robert Rios of Denver; three daughters, Gloria Hernandez and husband, Tene, of Silver City, Priscilla Ortega and husband. Speedy, of San Manuel, Ariz., and Esther Rios and companion, Joe Castillo, of Bayard: four sisters, Lupe Martinez of Silver City, and Juanita Valeria, Frances Hurtado and Anastacia Flores, all of Bayard: 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

RIOS: Avel M. Rios, 67, a Bayard resident, entered eternal life at his home Thursday. He was born Nov. 23,1926, in Lordsburg to Julian and Presentacion Mesa Rios. He was a Navy veteran and lived his entire adult life in Bayard. He worked as a sampler at Chino Mines until his retirement in 1972. He had a profound love for his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his son, Avel H. "Boy" Rios Jr. of Turnerville; his daughters, Geneiveve R. Borunda and her husband, Albert of Hanover, and Helen Rios Castillo and her husband, Daniel, of Bayard; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Jose M. "Lendo" Rios and his wife, Mary Ann, of Bayard, and Santiago M. "Sonny" Rios and his wife, Gloria, of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Rafaela Gomez of Turnerville and Sara Flores of Bayard; and his sister-in-law, Ernestina Rios of Bayard. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Manuel Rios. Calling hours began at 3 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado presiding. The funeral Mass was celebrated this morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and burial followed at the Hurley Cemetery with military honors being accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.3347 and Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Serving as casket bearers were Tony Rios, Andy Gomez, Larry Rios, Danny Castillo Jr., Avel Rios III and Benny Castillo. Honorary bearers are Rudy Joe Rios, Robert Flores, Denise Ramos, Virginia Arzola, Ermie Morales and his many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Program. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RIOS: Isabel Juarez Rios, 68, a resident of Central, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov.5, 1925, in Santa Rita. Mrs. Rios was a member of the Catholic Church, and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Jesus Rios of Central, her mother, Juanita Juarez of Silver City; three sons, Antonio Rios and his wife, Gloria, of Bayard, Joe Rios and his wife, Reyna, of Silver City, and Tommy Rios Sr. and his wife, Anita "Nini" of Las Cruces; three brothers, Martin Juarez of Bayard, Vicente Juarez of Tucson, Ariz., and Rudy Juarez of Las Vegas; and six sisters, Aurora Chavez, Esperanza Perez, Rachel Valencia and Lupe Carbajal, all of Silver City, Teresa Montoya of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and Anita Morales of Chandler, Ariz. She is also survived by six grandchildren, James Morales, Leticia Rios, Lisa French, Tommy Rios Jr., Renee Rios and Stefanie Rios, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Bardo Juarez, in 1979. Casket bearers will be Tommy Rios Jr., James Morales, Horacio Montoya, Frank Morales, Rudy Carbajal and Russell Valencia. Honorary bearers will be Mike Chavez, Albert Perez, Russell Valencia Jr., Greg Morales, Domenic Montoya, Ricky Carbajal, Ernie Juarez and Joe Juarez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RIOS: Manuel Mesa Rios, 67, longtime Grant County resident, died Saturday in Albuquerque. He was born Sept. 18, 1921, in La Union and was retired form Chino Mines. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Steelworkers Union Local 890. Calling hours are today from 2-4 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and rosary services will be held this evening at 7 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Deacon Ben Alvarado officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. He is survived by his wife, Ernestina S. Rios of Bayard; three sons, Reymundo S. Rios and his wife, Susie, of Barstow, Calif., Jose Antonio S. "Tony" Rios of Bayard and Lorenzo S. "Larry" Rios and his wife, Rosalie, of Albuquerque; one daughter, Lydia "Stella" Holguin and her husband, Freddie, of Central; three brothers, Alel M. Rios and Jose M. "Lendo" Rios, both of Bayard, and Santiago M. "Sonny" Rios of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Rafaela Gomez of Turnerville and Sara Flores of Arenas Valley; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Reymundo, Tony and Larry S. Rios, Freddie Holguin Sr., Freddie Holguin Jr. and Reymundo Rios Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RIOS: Paula Archuleta Rios, 81, died Tuesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Rios was born June 29, 1906 in Mesilla and was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. Rosary services were held at 7:30 Thursday evening and Mass of the Christian burial was at 9 this morning in Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in La Union and interment followed in the La Union Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Carlos A. Rios Jr. of La Union and Edmundo A. Rios of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Lydia R. Avalos of Lakewood, Calif., and Bertha R. Benavidez of Silver City; one brother, Frank Archuleta of La Union; four sisters, Angelita Alderete of Canutillo, Texas, Victoria Robinson and Jesusita Watt, both of El Paso, and Emma Benavidez of La Puente, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos, and two sisters, Candida Rios and Herminda Archuleta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RIOS: Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at four for Pomposo Valles Rios, retired Kennecott employee, who died at his home in Santa Rita on Monday. The remains lay in state Tuesday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Elena C. Morales, and the funeral services were conducted at the Santa Rita Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Pedro Ruiz officiating. Burial was in the Santa Rita Cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary. A resident of Grant County for 28 years, Mr. Rios was eighty-one at the time of his death. A former resident of El Paso, he was employed for many years with the Santa Fe railroad. Survivors are two granddaughters, Mrs. Lupe C. Baca and Mrs. Elena C. Morales; a grandson, Ramon R. Rios; and five great-grandchildren, all of Santa Rita.

RIOS: Presentacion M. Rios, 89, died Saturday in Bayard, Mrs. Rios was born in Durango, Mexico and had been a long time resident of the Grant County area. She is survived by two daughters, Rafaela Gomez of Turnerville, N.M., Sarah Flores of Bayard, Jose Rios of Bayard, Santiago Rios of Tucson, four sisters, Maria Rico of Pecos, N.M., Concha Chaires of Lordsburg, Carmen Verdugo of Lordsburg, Jesusita Urbells of La Puente, Calif., a brother Manuel Nevarez of Santa Rita, twenty-four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was at 7 P.M. Monday, July 2, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 10 A.M. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Reverend Father Benito officiating at both services. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are, Robert Flores, Andy Gomez, Antonio Rios, Larry Rios, Rudy Joe Rios and Avel Rios.

RI0S: Jane R. Rios, 34, a Lordsburg resident, died Friday at her home. Visitation was held Monday evening at 6at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg with the prayer vigil at 7. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated this morning at 10 at St. Joseph's with the Rev. Virgilio Florez officiating. Interment followed at Shad peace Cemetery. She was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Lordsburg to Martin C. and Margarita Madero Rodriguez. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Family members include three sons, Roger Rios and Tony and Michael Rodriguez, all of Lordsburg; a sister. Mary R. Gonzalez, and her husband, Fernando, of Lordsburg; five brothers. Manuel Rodriguez and his wife, Vicky of Tucson, Ariz., Guillermo "Memo" Rodriguez and his wife, Alice, Freddie Rodriguez and Franki Rodriguez all of Lordsburg and Martin Rodriguez Jr and his wife, Rosie of Playas; and two grand children, Christi and Tonette Rodriguez. Niece and nephews are Randy, Irma, Margaret, Alma, Cruise, Joshua Rhiannon, and Dominick of Lordsburg, Sandra, Mona and Manuel Jr. of Tucson, Jody Rodriguez of Phoenix, Jody Rodriguez and Martin Jasso of Playas, Joseph Martinez of Omaha, Neb., and Katrina, Cassandra and Armando Rodriguez of Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband Rogelio L. Rios on Oct.18, 1991, and her brother, Bobby M. Rodriguez, Feb. 2, 1994. Pallbearers were Ronnie Polumbo, Angel Ramirez, Arsnando Varela, Steve Aguilera, Gilbert Gallegos and Bobby Marin. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RIOS: Ysabel Reyes Rios, 95, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday in her home in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 19, 1898, in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, She was preceded in death by her husband, Norberto Rios, and a daughter, Anita R. Contreras. She is survived by two daughters, Ramona R. Davis of Tustin, Calif., and Margarita Gallegos and her husband, Virgil, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Eugenio R. Rios of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Cruz and Rosa of Mexico. Mass of the Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday morning at Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Services were handled by Alameda Mortuary.

RISCH: Frank J. Risch, 79, of Central died Wednesday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Footville, Wis., and had been a resident of Grant County for 42 years. He was a welding supply salesman for El Paso Welding Supply Co., retiring in 1975 after 35 years of service with the company. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held there Monday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Weldon W. Coker of the Glad tidings Assembly of God Church officiating. Concluding services will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Mae Risch of Central; two daughters, Barbara Prophet of El Paso, and Donna Gardner of Patagonia, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Robert Gardner of California, Sharon Cordova and Richard, Sandra, Willie and Misty Gardner, all of Arizona, Raymond and Timothy Prophet of New Mexico, and Amanda Prophet of Texas; a great-granddaughter, Sabina Cordova of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Rohel, in 1965. Casket bearers will be Bill Privetts, Mario Cordova, Lupe Torres, and Richard, Willie and Rob Gardner. Honorary bearers will be his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RISCH; Jennie Mae Risch, 70, passed away Sunday at her residence. She had resided in Silver City since 1948. She was born Nov. 8th 1925, in Abilene, Texas, to John Jeter McCarty and Dona Amerson McCarty, and was married to Frank Risch on July 7,1944. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, J.E McCarty, in 1990: her husband, Frank Risch, in 1990; and a brother, John McCarty Jr., in 1995. She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Prophet and her husband, Wesley, of Santa Clara, and Donna Gardner and her husband, Rob, of Patagonia, Ariz; nine grandchildren, Rob Gardner and his wife, Mary, Sharon Cordova and her husband. Mario, Scott Gardner and his wife, Sandra Gardner, Willie Gardner and his wife, Colcen?, and Misty Gardner, all of Patagonia, Raymond Prophet and Tim Prophet of Truth or Consequences, and Amanda Prophet of Santa Clara; three great-grandchildren, Sabina and Samatha Cordova and Cody Ronquillo, all of Patagonia; two sisters, Faye Maxwell of Colorado City, Texas, and Kathy Fuller of Wells River and a very special sister-in-law, Nora Jean McCarty of Colorado City; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will he held Wednesday at 10am at the Curtis-Br1ght Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Weldon W.Coker officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard. Pallbearers will be Robby Gardner, Scott Gardner, Willy Gardner, Bob Dannelly, Frankie Costales and Mtirio Cordova. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Watkins, Lupe Torres. Billy Drake, George Sanchez and Steve Gonzalez. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gila Regional Hospice. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

RISINGER: Evelyn Virginia Risinger, 71, entered life eternal at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bryan, Texas, on Monday, Feb. 15. Mrs. Risinger was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Miami, Ariz., to Perry Martin Lacy and Myrtle Mable (Sanders) Lacy. In 1939, she moved to Grant County, where she resided for a long time. She worked for many years at Mountain Bell Telephone Co., Dolly's Cafe, and Hillcrest General Hospital as a nurse's aide. Mrs. Risinger is survived by her husband, Elbert Lester "Slim" Risinger of Lola, Texas; her mother, Myrtle Lacy of Fort Bayard; two sons, James Minatrea of Oceanside, Calif., and William Wright of Las Cruces; a stepson, David Risinger of Albuquerque; two daughters, Betty Jean (Minatrea) Embry of Bells, Texas, and Charla Kay (Wright) Garletts of Seattle; a sister, Myrtle May Clayton of Albuquerque; a brother, Lester Howard Lacy of Silver City; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Perry Lacy, two husbands, Robert Minatrea and Herbert Wright, and a grandson, Larry Joe Embry. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Madisonville, Texas. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with Bishop Jerry McDonald of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to the Family History Center, the Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.

RITENBAUGH: Harry C. "Bud" Ritenbaugh, 73, of Silver City passed away Wednesday evening at his residence. Mr. Ritenbaugh was born June 7, 1918, in Pittsburgh to Harry and Harriette (Speed) Ritenbaugh. Prior to his retirement in Pinos Altos 11 years ago, he was involved with sales and design of plastic bottles and worked with top designers across the country. His hobby was painting in oils and his pictures are hung in friends’ homes across the country. In Silver City, his artistic talents were used by the golf club and local businesses. Since his retirement, his main hobby had been as a member of the golf group the "Social Security Swingers." He was a Master Mason with the Franklin Lodge, A&FM in Pittsburgh, the Scottish Rite in Phoenix, and the Shrine Club in Silver City. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Katherine (McClurg) Ritenbaugh of Silver City; a daughter, Dr. Cheryl Ritenbaugh of Tucson; a grandson, Brian Garrett-Ritenbaugh of Tucson; and two sisters, Marilyn Wertz of Bradenton, Fla., and Marjorie Hartman of Winter Park, Fla. Friends are invited to attend an informal memorial service at the Pinos Altos house Sunday at 2 p.m. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

RITTER: Mary G. Ritter, 80, of Tucson. Ariz., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19. The holy rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at Bright Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Internment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Ritter was born Aug. 20, 1919, in Wood River, Neb., to Dr. Robert Green and Bernadette Langan Green. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dr. Jerome Ritter; one son, Robert L. Ritter of Tucson; and one daughter, Marianne Ritter, also of Tucson. Mrs. Ritter formerly lived at Fort Bayard, where Dr. Ritter was the veteran’s hospital director from 1960-62. Mrs. Ritter considered her years at Fort Bayard as the best years of her life, and her desire was to be buried at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Ritter was a devoted mother and very loving wife. She^ will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RITTER: W F. Ritter, who passed away in El Paso Thursday, August 21, was an early resident of Silver City, having come here for his health. Ritter, 69, years old died in his home, 7001 Rim road, after a long illness He had been an El Paso resident for 27 years. When he was 21 years old, Ritter came to the southwest from his home in Camden, N.J. in 1897, starting a goat ranch near Silver City. In 1911 he moved to Lordsburg, where he took over a power company and started a lumberyard. His industrial growth from then on was rapid. At one time he managed a copper mine later sold to Phelps Dodge. His widespread interests included businesses in Duncan, Phoenix, Douglas, Safford, and Tucson, Az. He also built the Grandfalls Gas Co in TX. Together with the late H L Birney and ... Bassett he founded the Gateway chain of hotels. He was consistently consulted about business ventures of friends and associates. He had been a Mason for 40 years. Surviving are his widow Mrs. Margaret Barns Ritter; three sons, John B, Las Cruses; Robert R., El Paso; and William P, Phoenix Az; A daughter Miss Margaret Ritter, El Paso; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at 4pm in the St Clements Episcopal Church with the Rev William C Wright officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso.

RITZ: Alma Ritz, 91, of Silver City died on her birthday Sunday. Services will be held in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Memory Lane Cemetery.

RITZ: Edward W., Ritz, 72, a retired carpenter of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., died last Friday. He was well known throughout the mining district, where he had lived for 38 years. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Betty Lewis, Hurley; Mrs. Viola Pegler, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Evelyn Baltzor, Ilo, Peru; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Ernest Berkeley of the Hurley Community Church, officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

RIVERA: Mrs. Mary Torres Rivera, 51, a native of Richmond, Calif., died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. She had resided In Silver City 18 months. Survivors of the deceased include her husband, of Silver City, five sons, Eric and Ernest Rivera of Silver City, Daniel Rivera of Ft. Hood, Tex., Raymond and Ronald Rivera of Tucson, Ariz., two daughters, Mrs. Dorlan Harter and Miss Margo Rivera of Silver City: two brothers, Fred Torres of Oakland, Calif., and Joe Torres of Alameda, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lupe Aguirre and Mrs. Angie Cruz of Oakland. The funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with the Rev. James Wayne and the Silver City Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, officiating. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers included Louis Rivera, Louis Rivera, Jr., Robert Rivera, David Rivera, Willie Rivera and Charles Rivera.

RIVAS: Joe D. Rivas, 26, died Wednesday evening in Albuquerque. He was born in Silver City and had been a resident of Los Chavez for a few years. He is survived by one daughter, Amber Rivas of San Juan; one Son, Joey Rivas of San Juan, their mother, Sharon Montoya of San Juan; his mother, Lupe Rivas of Silver City; his father, Marciano F1ores of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Mary Lou Rivas and Victoria (Vicki) Palacios of Silver city; one brother Richard Rivas of Las Cruces; one aunt Helen Gomez of Silver city; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Rosary recitation will be at 7:30p.m. Sunday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the Saint Francis Newman Center with Deacon Johnny Perez and the Rev. Jesus Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearer’s wi1l be Steve Otero, Richard Rivas, Tommy Gomez, Richard Torres, Alex Gonzales and Archie Quintana. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Comes, Louie Gomez, James Palacio Jr., Tommy Rueda and Albert Villalobos. Arrangements are by the Wheeler.

RIVAS: Carlos M. Rivas, 57, of Silver City died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1933, in El Paso, Texas. He was a grant County resident for 27 years, working as a bookkeeper. Calling hours are to be held today from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be held at 7:30. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with concluding services to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. Survivors include his wife, Emma Rivas of Silver City; three sons, Frank and George Rivas of Silver City, and Carlos Rivas Jr. of Las Cruces; a daughter, Maryisela Rivas of Silver City; two brothers, Frank Rivas III and Louie Rivas, both of San Francisco; a sister, Magdalena Gbur of Woodland Hills, Mich.; three grandchildren, Christen Rivas, Francine Rivas and Frank Rivas Jr., all of Silver City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Casket bearers will be Daniel and Tony Rivas, Lauro Sierra, Hector Mendoza, Mario Casares and Samuel Corral. Honorary bearers are Jack Walz, Joe Flores, Frank Rivas III and Louie Rivas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RIVERA: Alvaro M. Rivera 76, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 22, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1923, to Acencion and Dorothea (Maldonado) Rivera. Mr. Rivera retired from Asarco Mining as an underground miner. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and especially spending time with his sons. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War 11. Calling hours will be from 5-6 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 6. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by local veterans-groups. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Santa Clara; nine sons, Tereso Rivera and his wife, Stella, Alvaro Rivera Jr. and his wife, Barbara, Frank Rivera and his companion, Martha Ortiz, Robert Rivera and his companion, Rachael Sierra, and George Rivera and his wife, Rionda, all of Silver City, Steve Rivera and his wife, Gloria, of Santa Fe, and Raul Rivera and his companion, Liz Manriquez, Ramon Rivera and Rudy Rivera and his wife, Maria, all of Santa Clara; four daughters, Maria Rivera and her companion, Victor Diaz, of Santa Clara, Priscilla Quesada and her husband, Pete, of Denver, Colo., Rose Ann Trujillo of Silver City, and Terry Chacon and her husband, Joe, of Silver City; a brother, Acencion Rivera, and his wife, Nellie, of Truth or Consequences; two sisters, Cesaria Armijo and her husband, Luciano, of Truth or Consequences, and Rosalia and her husband, O'Dell, of Silver Springs, Nev.; his mother-in-law, Juana Thomas; 57 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret; a granddaughter, Lizzy; and a great-granddaughter, Charisma. Casket bearers will be Tereso, Alvaro, Steve, Frank, Robert, Raul, Ramon, Rudy and George Rivera. Honorary bearers are Pete Quesada, Daniel Sapien, Joe Chacon and Ramon Trujillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RIVERA: Elizabeth Lizzy R. Rivera, 9,died Saturday in Albuquerque. She had been a lifelong resident of Silver City and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her mother, Teresa T. Rivera of Silver City; her legal guardians, Daniel and Maria Sapien of Silver City; two Sisters, Diana Rivera and Tera Rivera, both of Silver City; one brother, Frankie (Nunie) Rivera of Bayard; maternal grandparents, Alvaro and Charlotte Rivera of Central; her great-grandmother, Juanita Thomas of Central; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Rosary recitation will be held tonight at 8 in St. Vincent’s de Paul Catholic Church and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 am. Wednesday, also at St. Vincent’s with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment will be at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Rudy Rivera, George Rivera, Raymond Trujillo and Pete Quesada. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tereso Rivera, Alvaro Rivera, Steve Rivera, Frank Rivera, Ramon Rivera, Raul Rivera, Eloy Sierra, Ruben Abeyta, Polo Sierra Sr., Robert Rivera and Joe Chacon. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RIVERA; Frederico B. River,57 died Saturday at his home in Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estafano G. Rivera; a son, Frederico, Jr. serving in the Navy; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Ogas of Farmington, and three grandchildren. Also by three brothers, Alex, Iito and Antonio Rivera; four sisters, Mrs. Cruz Garcia, Los Angeles; Mrs. Eddie La Forge, Silver City; Mrs. Merle Christopher, El Paso and Mrs. P. Horcasitas, Las Cruces, and his mother, Mrs. Vicente Rivera, Silver City. Rosary services were held Tuesday night at the Cox Mortuary chapel, with mass at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery.

RIVERA: Jose Louis Rivera, 41, died as the result of injuries received in an auto accident west of Albuquerque June 9. He was a resident of Albuquerque and athletic director in the Grants High School. He was a graduate of Western New Mexico University and a veteran of World War 11 survivors include his widow; four Sons, Steven, Jimmy, Gilbert and Louis Jr.; one daughter, Amy; his mother, Mrs. Angela Rivera two brothers Ray and Antonio, two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Sanchez, all of Silver City. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p. m at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, Thursday June 11, with burial services held at the Ft. Bayard Soldiers Cemetery at 10 am. Friday. Casket bearers were Jim Mocho, Frank Lope, Luke Madrid, Gilbert Acuna, Benny Altamirano and Maurice Aragon.

RIVERA: Lorenzo Rivera, 66, an, El Paso Tex., resident, and World War I veteran, died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard. Immediate survivors include a sister, Mrs. Tomasita Torres, and two brothers, Manuel Rivera and Hijinoso Rivera, all of Albuquerque, and another brother, Juan of Presidio, Tex. Burial took place in Calvary cemetery in Albuquerque.

RIVERA: Manuel Rivera, of Silver City died Thursday as a result of a mine accident in Winston.

RIVERA: Mrs. Inez Rivera, 78, died Saturday at Hillcrest Hospital. Rosary services were held at the, Bayard Catholic Church. Funeral mass was said Wednesday at the Bayard Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Sierra officiating. Burial will be in the Hurley cemetery. Survivors include one son, Felipé of Bayard; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

RIVERA: Rosary services were said for Felipe S. Rivera in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at. 8:30 p.m. Monday with the funeral Mass being recited in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Leo Luma officiated. Mr. Rivera was 64, and had lived in Grant County most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Maria, of Silver City; six daughters, Mrs. Gerald Eremia of Franklin La., Mrs. L. D. Babbitt of Franklin, La., Mrs. Albert Castillo of Central, Miss Teresa Rivera, Miss Martha Rivera and Miss Yolanda Rivera, all of Bayard; four sons, Manuel of San Diego, Calif., Lorenzo of Los Angeles, Calif., Tony of Hurley and Billy Ray of Bayard; 16 grandchildren.

RIVERA: Vicenté A. Rivera, 83, a resident of Silver City for 45 years, died at his home Monday. Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel followed by mass at 9 .a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Fr. R. A. Vonder Haar officiating. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Librada Rivera; a sister, Mrs. Tom Eaton, Silver City; four daughters, Mts. Louis Garcia, Los Angeles; Mrs. Ed La Forge, Douglas, Ariz. Mrs. Merle Christopher, El Paso; Mrs. P. T. Horcasitás, Las Cruces; four sons, Rivera, Silver City; Alex Rivera, Douglas, Ariz.; Tony Rivera, Gardenia, CA.; Leto Rivera, Los Angeles, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

RIVERA: Dolores Pena Rivera, 58, a resident of Silver City passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a bus driver for Silver City Senior Citizens and was a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center. She was a member of the Grant County Democratic Women and the American Association of Retired Persons. Mrs. Rivera was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Rivera, on March 31, 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Yvette Rivera of Silver City and Delfina Roach of Albuquerque; two sons, Thomas Rivera of the U.S. Army stationed in Alexandria, VA, and Manuel Rivera of Silver City; her mother, Josefina Pena of Long Beach, Calif.; four sisters, Olalla Martinez, Yolanda Hernandez and Julia Figueroa, all of El Monte, Calif., and Dora Swope of Long Beach; one brother, Pete Pena of Albuquerque; and one grandson, James Roach, also of Albuquerque. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 p.m. in the Curtis- Bright Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Newman Center, also with Mayer officiating. Pallbearers will be Oscar Gonzales, Mario Casares, Daniel Castillo, Lalo Mesa, Kevin Rodriguez and Tony Trejo. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Pena Figueroa, Scott Pena Swope, Ruben Grijalva, Raymond Figueroa Sr., Carlos Hernandez and Bill Swope. Arrangements are by the Curtis- Bright Funeral Home.

RIVERA: Emilio Zapata Rivera, 68, a lifelong resident of the Silver City area, entered rest eternal Thursday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rivera was born Nov. 3, 1926 in Silver City to Matias and Guadalupe Zapata Rivera. In 1945 he entered the Army and he was awarded the Good Conduct and Victory medals for World War II. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the American Legion. He served as shop steward for Mine Mill Local 890. Mr. Rivera worked for the Peru and Asarco mines for many years, was part owner of Silver City Datsun for several years and was the former owner of the Bee hive Bar in Hanover, the Tyrone Lounge, Emilio's Lounge, and the Silver Skillet Restaurant and Lounge. The evening prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at ten at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by local veterans groups. Survivors include his mother, Guadalupe Rivera of Hanover; three sons, David E. Rivera and his wife, Grace, Robert Rivera and Emilio Rivera Jr., all of Silver City; six daughters, Tillie Rivera Placencio and her husband, Benny, Yolanda Rivera Cook and her husband, Ron, Georgia Rivera Harris and her husband, Jim, Andrea Rivera, Jennifer Rivera and Sandra Rivera, all of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Rosalie P. Sias of California; six brothers, Merejildo Z. Rivera of Silver City, Jose Z. Rivera of Pico Rivera, Calif., Matias Z. Rivera of Silver City, Arturo Z. Rivera of Anaheim, Calif., Manuel Z. Rivera of Silver City and Fred Sauceda of Albuquerque; five sisters, Mary Flores of Albuquerque, Lupe Aduette and Virginia Z. Rivera, both of Las Cruces, Margaret Spicer of Phoenix and Lydia Ice of California; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Pallbearers will be David E. Rivera, Merejildo Z. Rivera, Jose Z. Rivera, Matias Z. Rivera, Arturo Z. Rivera, Manuel Z. Rivera and Fred Sauceda. Honorary bearers are Robert Rivera, Emilio Rivera Jr., Benny Placencio, Ron Cook, James Harris, Randy Murillo, Alan Murillo, Ronald O. Cook, Destry Cook, James S. Harris, Steven Rivera, Emilio Rivera, Nick Rivera, Edward Rivera, Bobby Joe Rivera, Matias Rivera III, Danny Rivera, Ivan Rivera, Rudy Treviz, Sammy Flores, Rene Flores, Art Rivera, Richard Rivera, Albert Rivera, Pepe Rivera, Joe Rivera, Felix Sauceda, Rodney Rivera, Kevin Rivera, Luciano Montes, Conrad Vega, Rupert Garcia, Isauro Acosta, Dominique Anaya, Rey Anaya, Derik Spicer, Albert Pena, and many, many more relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RIVERA: Jerry T. Rivera, 78, a resident of Truth or Consequences, died Monday at Sierra Vista Hospital. A former Grant County resident, Mr. Rivera had resided in Sierra County since 1975. He was born July 24, 1912, in Las Palomas, N.M. Mr. Rivera retired as a truck driver from Chino Mines in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Margarita Rivera of Truth or Consequences; a son, Leonardo T. Rivera, also of Truth or Consequences; a daughter, Dolores Brooks of Albuquerque; a brother, Jose Rivera of Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There were no services. French Mortuary of Truth or Consequences was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be sent to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Girls Town, Amarillo, Texas.

RIVERA: Jesus Rivera, 68, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, as a result of an automobile accident in Grant County. Mr. Rivera was born in Riva Palacios, Chihuahua, Mexico and was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Maria Rivera of Silver City.

RIVERA: Jose C. Rivera, 79, died September 4, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Rivera, a lifelong resident of Torrance County, N.M., was a resident of Encino, N. Mex., at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Rivera of Encino, a daughter, Mrs. Oralia Archibeque of Red Cliff, Colo., five sons, Jose Lucero of Encino, Adan Rivera of Silver City, Robert Rivera and Ismael Rivera, both of Albuquerque, Evaristo Rivera of Red Cliff, Colo., 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will beat Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Encino with burial following in the Encino Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert William Rivera, Martin Louis Rivera, Richard Mark Rivera, Ernest Lucero, Jimmy Tafoya and Steve Jaramillo. Hanlon Mortuary of Mountain Air, N. Mex. is in charge of Encino arrangements. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

RIVERA: Mrs. Librada B. Rivera, 96, died the week of November 18.Funeral Mass was recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Thursday, November 21. Interment followed at the Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Casket bearers were Alfredo Garcia, Manuel Aragon, Manuel Sanchez, Frank Salaiz, Willie Gonzales and Louis Mitchell.

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RIVERA: Mal L. Rivera, 65 died Monday, March 19, in Bayard. Mr. Rivera was a member of the Silver City Post No. 3683 of V.F.W. and the Hurley American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Rivera of Bayard, two daughters, Dawna Rivera and Deborah Rivera, a son, Ronald T. Rivera all of Bayard, two sisters, Stella Glackin of Alhambra, Calif., Annie Bojorquez of San Diego, Calif., two brothers, Abe Rivera of Hurley, T.M. Rivera of El Paso, Texas, one grandchild and numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Reverend Father Richard Waiwood officiating at both services. Burial will follow at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are, Gavino Armendariz, Felipe Gomez, Bobby T. Madrid, Alfred Martinez, Freddie Rodriguez and Ernesto Torres.

RIVERA: Manuel C. Rivera, 27, passed away Thursday, January 12 at his residence in Bayard. Mr. Rivera is survived by three sons, Dickie, Jimmy, Manuel Rivera, Jr., all of Bayard, five sisters, Mrs. Zulema R. Arrey of Silver City, Mrs. Lupe R. Arrey of Grants, Miss, Rose Rivera of Gomez Farias, Chihuahua, Mexico, Mrs. Luz R. Ortega of Las Cruces, Mrs. Jesus R. Tena of Gomez Farias, Chihuahua, Mexico; three brothers, Uvaldo C. Rivera, Matias C. Rivera and Emilio C. Rivera, all of Gomez Farias, Chihuahua, Mexico. Rosary recitation was Monday, January 16 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 7, in the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Manuel Treviso, Ronald Hickman, Jesus J. Dominguez, M.Z. Rivera, Matias C. Rivera and Emilio C. Rivera.

RIVERA: Mrs. Marcolfa M. Rivera, 99, died in Alhambra, Calif., last week. Mrs. Rivera was a native of San Antonio, N.M. She had resided in Alhambra the past 14 years. She is survived by three sons. T.M. Rivera of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Bojorquez of San Diego; Mrs. Stella Glackin of Alhambra and Mrs. Dolores Heredia of Bayard. There are also 11 surviving grandchildren.

RIVERA: Ramon (Ray) Rivera, 38, died Sunday, July 16, in Reserve, N.M. Mr. Rivera, a native of Silver City, was employed in Reserve at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Rivera of Reserve, a daughter Miss Renee Rivera of Silver City, a son, Ray Anthony Rivera of San Diego, Calif., his mother, Mrs. Angela Rivera, two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Salaiz, Mrs. Beatriz Sanchez and a brother, Tony Rivera, all of Silver City. Rosary recitation was Tuesday, July 18 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, July 19, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial followed in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Raymon Cuevas, Fred C. Edington, Al Edington, Jimmy Gonzales, Mike Mendoza and Earl Montoya. Honorary pallbearers were Maurice Aragon, Frankie Carrasco, Teddy Castillo, Tony Garcia, Dave Kuester, Leo Maldonado, Lawrence Montoya, Don Placencio, Luis Salcido and Charley Marquez Rivera.

RIVERA: Yolanda A. Rivera, 26 passed away at her residence in Bayard Thursday, January 12. Mrs. Rivera is survived by three sons, Dickie, Jimmy, Manuel, Jr., all of Bayard, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Andazola, three sisters, Misses Mary, Eva, Sarah and Suzanne Andazola, five brothers, Michael, Robert, Tony, Jr., Ruben and Jerry Andazola, all of Fierro. Survivors also include her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luis Gonzalez of Bayard and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther Andazola of Fierro. Rosary recitation was Monday, January 16 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, January 17 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fierro. Interment followed in the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alfredo Rascon, Jesus Quesada, Victor Gonzalez, Tony Loera, Felix Jaramillo and Thomas Dovar, Jr.

RIVERA: Richardo C. Rivera, 48, died Saturday in Milwaukee, Wis. Mr. Rivera was born September 7, 1932, in Fierro, son of Jose and Evangelista Rivera. He served twice as a Marine. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rivera, of Mt. Holly, N.J.; one daughter, Lorraine Rivera, and a son Ricky Rivera, also of Mt. Holly, N.J.; his mother Evangelista C. Rivera, of Silver City; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Zuniga of El Paso, Mrs. Velia Muniz, Mrs. Gloria Aragon and Mrs. Lily Lopez, all of Silver City, two brothers, Ruben Rivera of Las Cruces and Jose Rivera of Fontana, Cal. Rosary recitation was held Wednesday at 7:30 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was Thursday at 9:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Monsignor James A. Milano officiated at both services. Serving as active pallbearers were Manuel Aragon, Calizto Munoz, Eloy Muniz, Edward Marquez, Manuel Lopez and Frank Estrada, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Ruben Rivera, Jose Rivera, Jose Castillo and Sammy Zuniga. In lieu of flowers, a family spokesman said, donations could be made to the Heart Association. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RIVERA: Yolanda A. Rivera, 26 passed away at her residence in Bayard Thursday, January 12. Mrs. Rivera is survived by three sons, Dickie, Jimmy, Manuel, Jr., all of Bayard, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Andazola, three sisters, Misses Mary, Eva, Sarah and Suzanne Andazola, five brothers, Michael, Robert, Tony, Jr., Ruben and Jerry Andazola, all of Fierro. Survivors also include her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luis Gonzalez of Bayard and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther Andazola of Fierro. Rosary recitation was Monday, January 16 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, January 17 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fierro. Interment followed in the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alfredo Rascon, Jesus Quesada, Victor Gonzalez, Tony Loera, Felix Jaramillo and Thomas Dovar, Jr.

RIVERS: Bessie Loretta Rivers, 59, a resident of Rodeo, entered life eternal Thursday at her home. She was born June 17, 1933, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Luther and Leona Killion. Mrs. Rivers was a bus driver and an emergency medical technician. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 5 at the Rodeo Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Rodeo Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Edward E. Rivers Sr. of Rodeo; her mother, Leona Killion of Rodeo; two sons, Edward E. Rivers Jr. of Silver City and Larry D. Rivers of Rodeo; three daughters, Patricia L. Rivers of Rodeo, Sally I. Donaldson of Portal, Ariz., and Shelia M. Snyder of Rodeo; a brother, Luther Killion of Rodeo; and four sisters, Flora Juanita Patty of Rodeo, Dorothy Faye Strickland of Lakeside, Ariz., Zethel "Billie" Bernice Morson of Riverside, Calif., and Betty Marie Jewett of Buckeye, Ariz. Casket bearers will be Edward Rivers Jr., Larry Rivers, Don Donaldson, Tom Snyder, Ernie Rothpletz and Max Rothpletz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.


RIVES: Jack Ivy Rives of Superior, Ariz., passed away suddenly Sunday, May 14, at his home. He was born in Stephenville, Texas, on Jan. 7, 1942, to Barney and Beulah Rives. He graduated from Odessa High School and moved to Bisbee, Ariz., going to work for Phelps Dodge. Later, he worked at Safford, Ariz., and Tyrone. He was a welder. He also worked for Brown and Root, Magma Mine and BHP mine. He was married to Jan in November 1961. Together, they had two children, and later divorced. Mr. Rives loved to be outdoors camping, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Rives of Safford, and Michael Rives, also of Safford. There are two grandchildren and two brothers, B.V. Rives and Herman Rives of Texas. The family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association. Complete arrangements are by Caldwell Funeral Home of Safford.

ROACH: Burton Roach, 66, popular cattleman and ex-member of the New Mexico Legislature, died In Ed Paso Friday evening. Being taken to El Paso from his home in Truth or Consequences, he died about a week later. Doctors reported he died of cancer. Roach served in the New Mexico State Legislature for 14 years. Twelve of those years he spent as head of the Public Lands and Livestock committee. He also served as Democratic whip in the House, Democratic floor leader in the Senate and was Democratic county chairman. Roach operated the HVL ranch and the Ladder Ranch In Sierra County for many' years. In later years, he was engaged in the cattle brokerage business. Surviving are two sons, James P. Roach, Oak Ridge, Tenn., John Roach, Los Alamos; a daughter, Mrs. Alma R. Stevens, Los Alamos; and a sister, Mrs. Alice McKinney Mena, Ark.

ROACH: Joseph Patton Roach, 52, former New Mexico State Police chief, died March 10 in Albuquerque. Roach was assigned as a highway patrolman in Silver city for a number of years, was chief of police at one time in Deming and past president of the New Mexico Sheriffs and Police Officers Association. Roach is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, three nephews and one niece.

ROACH: Harold M. Roach, 54, died July 20. Mr. Roach had been a Silver City resident for the past six years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Roach of Silver City, and a daughter, Mrs. Payle Kurtz of Austin, Texas. Funeral services were held July 24 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Hensley officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 AF&AM at the Masonic cemetery.

ROACH: Paul Roach, 20, a student at New Mexico State University, was killed last Saturday in a 750-foot plunge down an abandoned mine shaft near Las Cruces, which he and two other students were exploring. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion A. Roach of El Paso, and a graduate of New Mexico Western High School. The accident occurred as Roach was climbing up a rope to the surface after his two companions had preceded him. Within 10 feet of the top, Roach became exhausted lost his grip and dropped to the bottom of the shaft.

ROACH: Charles Lewis Roach, 71, a resident of Mule Creek, entered into rest Thursday at his residence. Mr. Roach was born Aug.16, 1925, in Lovington to William Wallace and Birdie C. Roach. He was a retired ironworker. He was a member of the Cattlemen's Association and the International Brotherhood of iron Workers. He is survived by his wife, Dolly Roach of Mule Creek, two daughters, Diana Nuttall and her husband. Lynne, of Morenci, Ariz., and Debra Lynn Roach of Tempe, Ariz.; three stepsons, Donn Michael Bradford and his wife, Mariann, of Anaheim, Calif., John Preston Bradford and his wife, Jan, of Aledo, Texas, and David Gary Bradford and his wife Donna, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three brothers, William Roach and his wife Mary, of Hobbs, Eugene Roach and his wife, Mary, of Odessa, Texas, and Carl Lowell Roach and his wife Faye, of El Paso, Texas; and five grandchildren, Jason Nuttall of Tucson, Ariz., Brooke Nuttall of Morenci, Taylor and Chris Bradford of Aledo and Nikki Bradford of Scottsdale. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3:30 in the afternoon at the Gila Valley Baptist Church with Walter Huber officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Foundation, Silver City, NM. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

ROACHO: Patsy Muñiz Roacho, 44, entered eternal rest Friday at her home in Hurley. Visitation will be from 4-5 Tuesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will begin at 7 that evening at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at the same church with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. She was born March 29, 1953, in Santa Rita to Jose Muñiz and Consuelo Armendariz Muñiz. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church and married Luis Roacho on Jan. 8, 1975, in Bayard. She had served as a teacher’s aide in the Cobre School District, which she enjoyed immensely, and worked with special children, and did arts and crafts. Spending quality time with her family and friends was very special to her. Survivors include her husband, Luis Roacho of the home; three sons, Luise Alfredo Roacho Jr. and wife, Alyssa, of El Paso, Texas and Jose Valdemar and Juan Carlos Roacho of Hurley; her parents, Jose and Consuelo Muñiz of Bayard two brothers, Raymundo Muñiz of Silver City, and Theodore Muñiz and wife. Mary, of Hurley; a sister, Christina Guzman of Silver city; nieces, Melissa, Stephany, Jessica and Victoria Muñiz, Valeria Rowland and husband, Kenny and Rosemary Guzman; nephews, Gregory Rowland and Theodore Muñiz Jr.; and several uncles and aunts. Serving as pallbearers will be Luis Alfredo Roacho Jr., Jose Valdemar Roacho, Raymundo Muñiz, Theodore Muñiz, Jose Barraza and Marco Barraza. Honorary bearers are her compadres, family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROBBINS: Nathan Hale Robbins, a veteran of World War I, and former resident of Fort Bayard, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital at Albuquerque. Funeral services were held in El Paso Friday at the Maxton Mortuary with burial in the National Cemetery, El Paso. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Robbins, who was a dietician at Fort Bayard for several years.

ROBBINS; Bert Arthur Robbins, died Friday, Jan. 20 in his home at Hurley. He was born in Florence, Kan. Oct. 23, 1894. He married Gladys Steel in 1924. She preceded him in death in 1980. Robbins came to Hurley in 1920 and was hired by Kennecott Copper Corp. as a timekeeper. He retired in Nov. 1959 as Assistant to the General Manager. Robbins was a member of the Hurley Community Church, served on the Hurley School Board 11 years, on the Town Council of Hurley for 16 years, was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Scottish Rite, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and served as Grand Master of NM in 1946. Survivors are a daughter, Mary Anne Cooper of Kearny, Az; a sister, Delilah Martin of Missouri and two grandsons, Russell A. Cooper of Az and Paul A. Cooper of Ca. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Curtis Bright Funeral Home. Interment followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dick Pearson, Iru Bray, Bill Frazier, David Strain, Henry Wallis and Cline Derry. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Miller, Harry Crawford, James Wilson, Homer DeLaney, David Diaz, Leo Sparks and Claude Dannelley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hurley Community Church or to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROBBINS: Gladys A. Robbins, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2 at her home in Hurley where she had been a resident since 1923. She was born in Reeds Spring, Missouri, December 16, 1897, the daughter of Howard and Lillian Steel, and subsequently moved with her family to Colorado where she was educated in the Menoken and Montrose school systems. Majoring in music, Mrs. Robbins studied at the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music and the College of Music at Gunnison, Colorado. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church and the Hurley Order of the Eastern Star #43. At the age of 12 Mrs. Robbins began her church work, which continued all her life. She was the organist for Curtis-Bright Funeral Home for 10 years. Mrs. Robbins is survived by her husband, Bert A. Robbins, whom she married in 1923 in Hurley, a daughter, Mary Anne Cooper of Kearny, Arizona, two nieces and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Schultz of the Valley and Hurley Community Churches officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Richard J. Pearson, Howard R. Miller, George P. Abbott, Henry Wallis, William S. Frazier, Henry E. David, Howard Mize and David Strain.

ROBBINS: Leonard A. "Robbie" Robbins, 82, a resident of Fort Bayard Medical Center, died Saturday in San Manuel, Ariz. He resided in Hurley from 1942 until 1988. Mr. Robbins retired as a master mechanic from Chino Mines. He is survived by a son, Jim Robbins of San Manuel; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Hurley Community Church on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Mr. David Strain will conduct the services.

ROBBINS: Myrtle May Robbins, 77, died Saturday morning in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1912, in Frankfurt, Ky., was a homemaker, and was a resident of Grant County the last 45 years. A memorial service was held this afternoon at 1 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with David Strain officiating. A private committal will be held on a later date. Survivors include her husband, Leonard A. Robbins of Fort Bayard; one son, James A. Robbins of San Manuel, Az.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mrs. Robbins' memory to the Heart Foundation. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with cremation by the Mimbres Crematorium.

ROBBINS: Mrs. Valeve Robbins, respected resident of Pinos Altos, died at her home in that village last Friday after being taken ill the day before. The widow of the late William Leslie Robbins whose death occurred in 1935, Mrs. Robbins had lived in Pinos Altos since 1920. She was a native of Eagleville, Mo. and came here from the Chicago area. The only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Edith Deckard of Pinos Altos. There were no funeral services conducted here. The body was sent to Albuquerque last Monday by Cox Mortuary where cremation took place.

ROBERTS: A. C. Roberts, 79, a former resident of Silver City, died last week at Gallup. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Brewer, Silver City and Mrs. Abie Delefield, Gallup; six grandchildren and four great grand children.

ROBERTS: The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau expressed "deep sorrow" over the recent death of Delmar Roberts, president of the state organization from 1947/58. Farm Bureau and the state of New Mexico hove lost a good friend, A. W. "Bill" Langenegger, Farm Bureau president, said. "Delmar Roberts made great contributions to Farm Bureau and to agriculture."

ROBERTS: Graveside services were held at Fort Bayard VA Cemetery on Tuesday for, George C. Roberts, 47, who died at a local, hospital Thursday. A veteran, of WW II, the deceased was employed as a security guard by the Kennecott Copper Corp. Services were conducted by Bishop Joseph Brubaker. Pallbearers were Gayland Williams, Kelly Roberts, Dons Corby, Norval Tow, Calvin Roberts, and Wayne Manning. Arrangements were in charge of Curtis Mortuary. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Judy Roberts, Silver City; three sons, Calvin, with the U.S. Navy in California, Gary and Aaron, Silver City; three brothers, Lee Roberts, Rogers, Ark., Joe Roberts, Seattle, Wash., and Jack Roberts, Silver City; and a sister, Mrs. Opal Priest, Southwest City, Mo.

ROBERTS: Jack M. Roberts, former Grant County resident, died Monday, Sept. 21, in the Veteran's Administration at Tucson following a lengthy illness. He was 58.Survivors include his wife, Margaret and daughter, Judy. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time this notice was received here.

ROBERTS: Mrs. Lillie M. Roberts, 72, life-long resident of Silver City passed away last Thursday in Morrisville, Pa., where she had been with her son Marvin Roberts and family, since last February, undergoing medical treatments. Mrs. Roberts was active for many years in the civic and social life of Silver City and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and in recent years had been on the staff of the State Welfare and Employment Office In Grant County, where she had an outstanding record. She retired from this position because of failing health. Besides her son, Marvin, surviving is another son, Col. James G Roberts U. S. Air Force, Santa Barbara, Calif. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. James G. Wayne of the First Methodist Church conducting the rites. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, with ritualistic committal by the Eastern Star Chapter.

ROBERTS: Mrs. Mary Becker Roberts, 70, died Monday in a Silver City rest home. She is survived by two sons, Grant Roberts of Silver City and Mstr. Sgt. Walter Roberts, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. David Johns, and Mrs. Vera McConnell Silver City; a sister, Mrs., Hulda Van Jess, Helotes, Tex.; and a brother, Walter Becker, Sari Antonio, Tex. Funeral services were set for this afternoon (Thursday) at the Cox Mortuary chapel at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Carpenter of Glenwood. The body will be taken to Glenwood for internment in the cemetery there.

ROBERTS: Funeral Services for Nadine, infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Clay Roberts, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. The three-week-old baby died Monday, Dec 24 of pneumonia after a brief illness at the Hillcrest General Hospital. The Rev. C. B. Hansford, pastor of the Santa Rita Baptist church, conducted the funeral service. Internment was in the Silver City Cemetery. She is survived in addition to her parents by a brother at home.

ROBERTS: Walter "Bob" Friegen Roberts, 78, longtime area resident, died last Thursday evening in Mimbres Memorial Hospital where he had been since a massive stroke he suffered last Sept. 13. He was born Aug. 8,1903 in Burlington, Wis., the son of a dentist and his mother, the secretary to the mayors of Indianapolis. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering. He began his work with the Indiana Highway Commission as an inspector and was with Armored Engineer Battalion while an enlisted man. He came to live in Deming thirty years ago as an employee of New Mexico Highway Department. He was also a resident of Silver City, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Socorro. He belonged to the Eagles, was a charter member of Post #1 of the American Legion in Santa Fe, was a thirty-year member of the Silver City Elks Club and belonged to the Loyal Order of the Moose 2088 in Deming. Services were last Saturday in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Piere Gallardo officiated as well as the Loyal Order of the Moose #2088. Burial at the Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with graveside services conducted by the Luna County United Veterans. He is survived by a sister, Margaret (Peg) Walters, Tarpon Springs, FL; four cousins, Francis Elliott, Flossmoor, IL, Ambrose Elliott Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, June Oaks, Los Angeles, Calif., and Fred Ashley, Indianapolis, Ind. Pallbearers were members of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #2088 of Deming. Honorary bearers were Leland Doty, Howard Nix, John Smith and his fellow Lodge Brothers of the Eagles, Elks and Moose. The Wheeler Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTS: A. Marvin Roberts, Sr., 79, of Morrisville, Pa., a retired mathematics teacher, died Sept. 5 at St. Mary Hospital in Langhorne, Pa. Mr. Roberts was born in Silver City and graduated from Silver High in 1931. He received his bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University in 1938 and earned a master's degree in mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1940. After teaching for two years in New Mexico, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He saw action in the Pacific on the carrier USS Kasson Bay as a communications specialist concentrating on breaking enemy codes. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserves, in which he served for 30 years. Mr. Roberts lived in the Philadelphia area for 15 years before moving to Morrisville 33 years ago. He taught mathematics in the Pennsbury School District for eight years before retiring in 1978.In addition to his wife, Mr. Roberts is survived by a son, A. Marvin Roberts Jr.; a daughter, Anne; and two grandchildren. A memorial mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lower Makefield Township. Interment was private.

ROBERTS: Mrs. Arneille Roberts died last week at her home in Santa Fe. Mrs. Roberts was a native of Silver City, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvan White, pioneer residents of Silver City. She received her early education in local schools. After her marriage, she moved to Santa Fe. She was associated with the Santa Fe Public Library until her retirement a few years ago. Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe chapter of the D.A.R., and a Santa Fe Chapter of P.E.O. She is survived by one son, Joseph A. Roberts, and one daughter, Dolona Roberts, both of Santa Fe, and two grandchildren. Survivors also include one brother, Athington White of Silver City; one niece and three nephews. Funeral serves were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe. Graveside services were conducted at the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City, Monday with interment following in the family plot there. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Silver City Public Library.

ROBERTS: Col. James J. Roberts, retired from the Air Force, died Nov. 29 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Silver City in 1910 and was the son of James J. and Lillie Roberts. He attended public school and withdrew from State Teachers College in 1932 to enter the Air Force as a cadet at Randolph Field, Texas. He served his country in many capacities before, during and after World War II. In the early 1960s, he retired and he and his wife, Rozella, took up residence in Santa Barbara, Calif., where they lived since then. Col. Roberts is survived by his wife, Rozella; a son, Lt. Col. Douglas Roberts of Springfield, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Tina; two grandchildren, Jason and Darcy; and his brother, Marvin, of Morrisville, Pa.

ROBERTS: Joseph G. Roberts, 83, a resident of Rodeo, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 22, 1912 in Weatherford, Okla. Mr. Roberts served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-45 and attained the rank of technical sergeant while serving as an aircraft sheet metal worker. He was a self-employed appliance repairman. He is survived by his daughters, Sandy Valencour and her husband, Tom of Auburn, Wash., and Jolene Roberts of Phoenix; his brother, Lee Roberts of La Luz; his five grandchildren, Forrest Joseph and Jena Marie Wagner, and Craig, Tammy and Jennifer Hagnes; and several nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium and a memorial service with veteran’s honors will be held at two in the afternoon Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

ROBERTS: Daisy, age 85, died Sunday in Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in Oklahoma Territory on Oct. 25, 1900 Ed and Myrtle Weathers. She had been a resident of New Mexico since 1936. Preceding her in death were her oldest son, Jeff W. Morris, who died while he was a prisoner of war following the surrender of Bataan and Corrigador in the Philippine Islands during World War II; and her granddaughter, Linda Carol Morris, who died in a fire at age 3. She is survived by two sons, C.N. Morris and his wife Esther of Silver City; and Everett M. Morris and his wife Bernadine of Colorado Springs, Colo; nine grandchildren, Freddie Eugene Morris of Silver City, Jeff W. Morris II, Arkansas City, Kan, Keith Morris, Anchorage, Alaska, Charles N. Morris II, Hobbs, Maxie Morris, San Diego, Calif, Ritanella Davis, Hobbs, Joseph Morris, Houston, Texas, Bobby Dale Morris, Colorado Springs; and by 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lillie Simon of Junction, Texas. She was a Gold Star Mother and a charter member of the Bataan Veterans Organization. Funeral services will be conducted by West Funeral Home in Carlsbad. She will be laid to rest beside her granddaughter, Lina Carol at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

ROBERTS: Emma Kelly Roberts, 85, of Silver City passed away at her home. Mrs. Roberts was born Jan. 22, 1907, in Monticello, N.M., to John and Maria {Tofoya} Kelly. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family. She also enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Roberts is survived by three sons, Russell and Howard Roberts, both of Silver City, and Grant Roberts of Glenwood; a stepson, Earl, of Albuquerque; a stepdaughter, Eleanor, of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Esias, of Albuquerque; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Maje" Roberts, in 1981; a grandson, Rex William, in 1977, and a great-grandson, J.D. Reed. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Snyder will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, U.S. 180 East, Silver City, this evening from 5 until 7. Pallbearers will be members of her loving family. Honorary pallbearers will by all of Mrs. Roberts' friends. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Roberts may be made to the Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Foundation; Silver City, N.M. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses.

ROBERTS: Frank C. Roberts, 70, died Tuesday in El Paso. Mr. Roberts was born Feb. 21, 1912 in Salt Lake City, the son of Frank T. and Catherine Clamer Roberts and had resided in Silver City for the past 17 years. He was employed as a mining engineer with Kennecott Copper until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of AIME and one of the founders of the Yucca Tennis Club. He was an active member of the Rolling Stones Rock and Mineral Club and a past president. Roberts is survived by his wife Doris Roberts of Silver City; a son, Mark Roberts of Tucson; a daughter, Annette Roberts Hunt of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; a sister, Catherine "Kay" Bezzerides of Pinedale, Calif. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 22 at Memory Lane with the Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROBERTS: Micki Ray Roberts, 40, died Thursday morning in Silver City. She was born in Silver City and had lived here for the past three years. Micki is survived by one daughter, Dana Roberts, one son, Lane Roberts, one sister, Jamie Flick, all of Alamogordo, NM, her mother, Louise Dean of Silver City, one niece and one grandchild, also of Alamogordo, NM. Graveside services were held Saturday with the Rev. Richmeyer officiating. Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

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ROBERTS: William M. Roberts was born in Alma, N.M. on October 29,1896. He died July 2, 1981 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Roberts spent most of his life in Glenwood, N.M., where he owned and operated a cattle ranch on which he raised his family. He served in the army during the First World War. After that he was a truck driver for Roy Henry Truck Lines carrying goods to the mining town of Mogollon. From 1927 to 1939 he owned and operated the Glenwood Garage, where he earned the reputation of a well-respected Master Mechanic. He also built lines and provided electric service for Glenwood. He sold the electric business to Navepache Electric in 1949. He worked for the NM State Highway until retirement in 1960. He continued to run the cattle ranch until 1974. Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Emma K.; four sons, Earl of Albuquerque, Russell of Silver City, Grant of Glenwood and Howard of Deming; one daughter, Eleanor Beers of Tucson, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts would have been married 56 years on Sunday, July 5. Graveside services were in Glenwood Community Cemetery, Monday, July 6 at 2 p.m.

ROBERTSON: Edward Ira 'Curley" Robertson, 97, of Hurley passed away Tuesday, March 24, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Saturday in Calvary Cemetery in Douglas, Ariz., with Mr. Steve Brannan and Mr. Duane Springer officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Douglas. Mr. Robertson was born March 13, 1901, in Belton, Texas, the son of Ira Harmon Robertson and Mattie B. Olive Robertson. He married Grace Ellen McClintock in 1935. Mr. Robertson is survived by one son, Richard Robertson, and his wife, Annitta, of Hurley; a daughter, Sylvia Wozlek of Huachuca, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Jon Robertson and his wife, Cheryl, of Los Lunas, Stephen Robertson and his wife, Lori, of Odessa, Texas, Yvonna Blunk and her husband, Robert, of Las Vegas, Nev., John Woodward Jr. of Washington, Lorna Szewczyk of Illinois, and Teresa Pate and Julie Wooodward, both of Washington; eight great-grandchildren, Ricky and Danielle Robertson of Los Lunas, Richard and Donald Blunk of Las Vegas, Jena and Jesse Szewczyk of Illinois, and Alison and Carly Pate of Washington; three great-great-grandchildren,. A.J. and Shelby Blunk of Las Vegas, and Danny Blunk, also of Las Vegas; and one nephew, Arthur Porter, and his wife, Lillie, of Douglas. Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, John Woodward; one grandson, Adam Woziek Jr.; one brother, John Harmon Robertson; and one sister, Mary Jane Coleman. Mr. Robertson and his parents moved to Rio Hondo, Texas where he worked on the family farm until 1917, when he enlisted in the 16th Cavalry Quartermaster Corps during World War I. He served his country on the U.S.Mexican border until his military discharge in 1922 at Camp Harry J. Jones in Douglas He then became a structural ironworker, doing construction work around the Southwestern United States. H was an active member of International Iron Workers ion Local No. 75 from March 1926 until his death He was known by all in his trade as a hard worker and very strong man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his grandchildren. Mr. Robertson was a resident of Douglas until 1980 when he moved to Hurley. He was Christian and a member of the Bayard Church of Christ Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

ROBERTSON: James J. Robertson, 61, died Thursday, June 11, after a brief illness. Robertson was the owner of J. J. Robertson Sheet Metal and Heating Company and had been a prominent local contractor for the past 26 years after taking over his father's business a number of years before. He was born in Silver City where he attended school and later was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati at Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katie Robertson of Silver City: two daughters, Mrs. Walt Langendorf, Jr., of Silver City and Mrs. Frederick King of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Hershey, and Mrs. David Price of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. High Gardner of Las Cruces and Mrs. Walter Graves of Omaha, Neb. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Silver City Elks Lodge in charge of the services.

ROBERTSON: John Robertson, former resident of Silver City, died in the Morenci hospital, Thursday, May 13. He was connected with the late Joe A. Turner in the Standard Dairy when he lived here. He is survived by his wife, the former Mamie Turner daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Turner. Funeral services will be held in Morenci.

ROBERTSON: Visitation for Kenneth Michael Robertson, 50, of Lordsburg will be at 9 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter- day Saints. Services will be there at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery under direction of Lordsburg Funeral Home. Robertson died Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Survivors include his mother Olive Ann Robertson of Lordsburg, and sister Janis.

ROBERTSON: Funeral services were, held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Margaret May Robertson, of Central, who died last Friday. Rev, Samuel Thompson of the First- Presbyterian Church Conducted the Rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

ROBERTSON: Carmi E. Robertson, 87, died Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Robertson was born in Crawford County, Indiana, and lived in Grant County since 1925. He was a resident of Central at the time of his death. He was a retired civil engineer for the federal government and had worked at Fort Bayard. Mr. Robertson was a member of the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a WWI veteran, a member of the Bayard V.F.W., and the American Legion. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Cox of Silver City, one son, John Robertson of Central, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday morning at Memory Lane Cemetery with David Strain and the Am. Legion Post #18 officiating. Pallbearers were Brub B. Stone, Lester Patterson, Gene Adkins, Earl Kane, Scott Robertson and Richard Benjamin. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. The services were under the direction of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROBERTSON: Death the past week in an Albuquerque hospital claimed Mrs. Catherine Robertson, a former resident of Bayard. She had been ill for some time. Her sister, Mrs. Emma Davis, Bayard, was with her when she passed away. Besides the sister at Bayard, Mrs. Robertson is survived by a brother, Charles L. Muchlig and a sister Mrs. Joe Gonzales, Albuquerque; two nephews H. G. Muchlig; Oakland, Calif. and, Henry. Davis Hurley. Funeral services were held in Albuquerque and burial in the Sunset memorial cemetery.

ROBERTSON: Glenn Robertson, 83, passed away Sunday at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret, in 1973; his son, Leo, in 1975; and by his brother, Robert Robertson of Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Helen Robertson of Tucson; a daughter, Clara Edwards of Tucson; a son, Judd Lawrence Robertson of Guam; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren of Tucson; two sisters, Margaret Ybarra and Lilly Polanco of Silver City; a brother, James L. Robertson Jr. of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending.

ROBERTSON: Hubert Oscar Robertson, 91, passed away at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. Services are pending at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

 ROBERTSON: Hubert O. Robertson, 91, died Monday at Hacienda De Salud in Silver City. Mr. Robertson was born June 3, 1988 in Decatur, Illinois. He grew up in Decatur and Harrisburg, Pa. He attended Millikin University in Decatur and the University of Chicago, where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Mr. Robertson began his law career with the law firm Mann and Robertson in Decatur. After contracting tuberculosis in 1925, he was sent to Ft. Bayard Veterans Hospital to recuperate. After partial recovery, he married May Gillespie on June 11, 1929. The couple moved to
Silver City in 1929, where they established a law practice. Mr. Robertson practiced law until his retirement in 1983. During this time, he was a U.S. land commissioner and was tax attorney for Grant and Catron counties. Over the years, he was active in the Masonic Lodge and served as Grand Master for the state of New Mexico in 1964. He was also active in the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, the First Methodist Church and the Audubon Society. May Robertson preceded him in death in 1981. He is survived by two children, Philip of Carterville, IL and Virginia of Tucson, Ariz., and two grand children, Becky of Juneau, Alaska and Michael of Carterville, IL. Graveside services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday. A
memorial service will be held at the First Methodist Church in Silver City at 3 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Silver City Masonic Lodge or to the First United Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Tip Cowan, William Frazier, Tom Hill, Fred Prevost, Dale Rogers and Jack Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Parrish, John Reynolds, Harvey Williams, Reggie Rigney, Hubert Tannehill, Clare Tozier, Stan Wallace, William Westwood, Jim Lane, Obed Albrecht, Bob Keil, Ron Brinkman, Sam Steppe, Bill Colby and Robert Vasquez. Family members selected Curtis Bright Funeral Home to serve them.  Editing for this obit by Philip Robertson. Thank you Philip.

ROBERTSON: Lou P. Robertson, affectionately known as "Miss Robbie," 100, a longtime Deming resident, died Wednesday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation was to begin at 2 this afternoon at the Bethel Baptist Church. The funeral service was held there at 3. Pastor A.D. Kyle officiated. Graveside services will be held at 3 Saturday afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. She was born March 12, 1892, in Plattsburg, Miss., and taught in country schools in Mississippi, Oklahoma and Vaughn. She moved to Deming 15 years ago from Albuquerque. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret R. Rogers of Silver City; two sisters, Earline Redpath of Oklahoma City, Okla., and O'Tera Treece of Dennison, Texas; three grandchildren, Mark and Clark Rogers and Dale Robertson; and two great-grandchildren, Celina and Calvin Rogers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Robertson, and two sons, Harold and Edward Robertson. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTSON: May G. Robertson, of Silver City, died Saturday in Hillcrest Hospital after a long illness. She was born August 13, 1902, in Decatur, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Florinda Cornprobst Gillespie. She had been a resident of Silver City since 1929. As a member of the First Methodist Church she participated in the Music, Circle One, Parish Relations and scriptures Committees. She was also a member of the Gray Ladies of Ladies Auxiliary of Hillcrest Hospital; the Silver City Women's Club since the early thirty's; the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society and was a Charter member and past president of Chapter A. G. of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Organization. She is survived by her husband, Hubert O. Robertson; one daughter, Virginia A. Robertson; one daughter, Virginia A. Robertson of Tucson Ariz.; one son, Philip A. Robertson and wife Jane of Caterville, Ill.; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Michael Robertson. Funeral services were held Monday at the First Methodist Church under the direction of Rev. David Saucier and Rev. Alfred Pace. Pallbearers were: Ollie McCray, Bob Keil, Andrew Haugland, Obed Albrecht, Harvey Williams and Sam Steppe. The honorary pallbearers were: Howard Ball, William Colby, Randy Gose, John Harlan, John Overton, Ben Shantz, Ken Tucker, Jack Davis, Ken Beaubien, Tip Cowan, Al Franks, Guy O. Gwyn, Jr., Frank Parrish, Clair Tozer, James B. Turner, John W,. Reynolds, Maurice Davis and Clee Woods. The family asks that donations be made to the New Organ Fund at the First United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were made by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

ROBERTSON: Robert D. Robertson died May 17 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Robertson was born in Santa Rita Oct. 8, 1929 and had lived here all his life. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Alicia; two daughters, Erlinda Martinez of Belen and Patricia Torres of Central; two brothers, James Jr. of Silver City and Glen of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Margarete Ybarra and Tillie Polanco, both of Silver City; four grandchildren. Rosary recitation was at 7 p.m. at the Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. Mass of the resurrection was Wednesday at 10 a.m. also at Our Lady of Fatima along with the Mass for Catalina M. Madrid with the Rev. Father Lopez officiating. Burial for Mr. Robertson followed in the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

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ROBINS: Dorothy Mac Robins, 69, of Lordsburg passed away today in Albuquerque. Arrangements are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

ROBINSON: Dr. C. C. Robinson, 67, a former dentist of Silver City, where he practiced for 30 years, died Monday in a Tucson hospital. He was the father of Dr. James E. Robinson of Silver City. Other survivors are his wife and another son, Robert C. Robinson, of Farmington, and three grandchildren. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge and well known throughout the State in dental circles as a member of the New Mexico Dentists Association. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the French-Fitzgerald Mortuary chapel in Albuquerque, With Masonic rites, followed by burial.

ROBINSON: Lawrence Edwin Robinson, 69, a resident of Tyron entered into eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 26, at his home. He was born March l2, 1928, in Covina, Calif., to William Buckridge and Billie Ostrander Robinson. He and his Wife, Joyce, owned and operated the Wilderville store and Service Station in WilderVille, Ore., for 13 years. They then moved to Kerrville, Texas, where they managed the Take It Easy RV Park for 14 years. He and his wife moved to Tyrone six years ago, from Kerrville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A memorial service will be held at the Tyrone Community Center on Wednesday at 7 in the evening with the Rev. Rod Chandler officiating. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce Robinson of the home; a Son, Richard W. Robinson, and his wife. Debbie, of Grants Pass, Org; two daughters, Shirley M. McCrosky and her husband, Mike, of Wilderville, Ore and Wanda L. Polk of Cave Junction, Ore.; one brother Fred Robinson, and his wife Betty, of Grants Pass; a sister, Barbara Fink, and her husband, Bob, of Fort Jones, CA and eight grandchildren, Jenny and Patrick Polk, Kimberley, Christy. David and R.J. Robinson, Mike McCrosky and his wife Jody, and Michele Vernon and her husband, John. Entrusted to Baca.

ROBINSON: Marsha H. (J.C.) Robinson, 50,of Silver City passed away at her residence Friday, April 17, after a prolonged illness. Private funeral services were held. Mrs. Robinson was born March 21, 1948, in Silver City, the, daughter of William Helbig and Joann Fisher Helbig. She was married to James Charles Robinson on May 1, 1964, in Silver City. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Brian Robinson and his wife, Margaret of Albuquerque, and Kevin Robinson of Seattle; and two grandsons, Michael and Patrick Robinson, both of Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation, Silver City, NM. Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ROBINSON: Funeral services were held Monday at St. Francis Newman Center at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Esther H. Robinson, a resident of Silver City for the past 13 years who died at her home Saturday after a lingering illness. Survivors include her husband, Dr. James E. Robinson; two sons, James and Robert; and one grandson, all of Silver City; three sisters. Mrs. Cico Shafer, Ponce City Okla., Mrs. Nancy Angelino Of New Or1eans and Mrs. Ada Hardy of Denver; two brothers, Frank Hackney of Grants, and Mark Hackney of New Orleans. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Phillip Van Engelen officiating. Casket bearers were Judge Norman Hodges, Robert Everard, James Schadel, Harold Gibbs, Robert Spangler and Robert Stepp.

ROBINSON: Alta Lucille Robinson, 88, a longtime Deming resident, died Thursday at Care West Care Center in Lemon Grove, Calif., near San Diego. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 2-6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at the First Baptist Church of Deming with Gary Carpenter and Jim Prince officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Sept. 1, 1906, in Bristor, Okla., which at that time was Indian Territory. She had been a resident of Deming since 1907 and taught in several area schools, including Santa Rita, Bayard, Silver City and Pinos Altos, after receiving her master's degree from Western New Mexico University. She also taught in Holbrook, Ariz., for some time. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Phi Beta Kappa and the First Baptist Church. Her family includes a son, Lyle Elton Robinson of Tres Bellotas Ranch, Ariz.; a daughter, Saundra Ruth Carpenter of San Diego; a sister, Ruby Harrison of Deming; six children; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Elton Robinson, on Jan. 6, 1986. Pallbearers will be Boyd Harper, Bob York, Lowell Robinson, Bob Beckett, Mark Carpenter and Ronnie Tharp.

ROBINSON: Alton G. Robinson of Silver City died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a retired city street superintendent for Silver City. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his father, Leon Robinson, and by his mother, Josie Mauldin Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Ada Williams Robinson; a daughter, Deborah, and her husband, Joe Pienezza; and three grandchildren, J.W., Robby and Michael Robinson, all of Salt Lake City, Utah. Services will be held in Carthage, Texas, at the Jimerson Funeral Home and burial will be in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Benedict Songy officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to any favorite charity. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBINSON: Gladys Stouffer Robinson, 89, of Silver City, died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Robinson was born July 4, 1897 in Merna, Neb. She had been a longtime resident of Silver City. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Robinson of Farmington and Dr. James E. Robinson of Silver City. She also leaves two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.C. Robinson, who died in 1961; and by a sister, Martha Myers, who died in 1987. Memorial services will be held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be John Bingaman, Norman Hodges, George Ewen, Robert Stepp, William Adkins, Joe Haymes, Dr. L.L. Anderson and Eugene Myers. Curtis-Bright is in charge of arrangements.

ROBINSON: Malcolm, Robinson, 78, a resident of Silver City, died Wednesday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending, Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.
Robinson: Malcolm D. Robinson, 78, of Silver City passed away at his home Thursday. He was born Nov. 13, 1916 in Kenosha, Wis. Mr. Robinson worked most of his life in ranching. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He lived in the area for several years. He is survived by his son, Jack Robinson of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, and his three brothers, Erving, Allen and Ralph Robinson, all of Kenosha. Cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium. No local services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

ROBINSON: Sgt. Larry Lesley Robinson, 25, former Deming resident serving in the U.S. Air force at Tinker Air force Base in Oklahoma died Dec. 3. He was born Jan. 6, 1959 in Ruidoso and was a 1977 graduate of Deming High School after which he married Terry Diane Faught. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Shelton Ruebush of the Copper and Elm Church of Christ officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery with full military honors. He is survived by his wife, Terry Robinson of Albuquerque; two daughters, Summer and Lori Robinson, Albuquerque; parents; Flora and Rusty Berend of Deming and Leo Robinson, Alamogordo; two brothers, Lowell Robinson, Oklahoma City, Ok and Todd Robinson, Altus, Ok.; grandparents; Cassie Benson, Deming, Vernon Morris, Hondo and Gladys Fisher, Tularosa. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

ROCHE: Mrs. Annabelle Roche a former resident of Silver city passed away this week in a rest home in Las Cruces. Funeral services are pending.

ROCK: Leo R. Rock, 76, died Sunday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1911 in Nebraska. He lived in Silver City from 1982-83 and worked at the Banner Mine and the Carlisle Mine in Duncan, Ariz. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda J. Brooks of Silver City, R.K. Daniels of Tempe, Ariz., and Dolly A. Pace of Playas; one sister, Stella Ruth Rock of Pampa, Texas; one niece, Patricia A. Jenkins, also of Pampa; four granddaughters; two grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson. A memorial service was held today at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. The Rev. Jesse Liles officiated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity. Curtis-Bright is in charge of arrangements.

ROCKENBACK: Mary J. Rockenback, 85, died this morning in the Good Samaritan Rest Home in Hobbs. She was a former resident of Silver City. Services are pending in Hobbs.

ROCKWELL: Mrs. Muriel Woolsey Rockwell mother of Mrs. Ray Littlefield of Silver City died Monday morning in Roseburg, Oregon, following a brief illness. Mrs. Rockwell, who was 60 years old, had resided in the Gila Valley as a young girl. Mr. and Mrs. Littlefield had just returned Sunday evening from visiting her mother. Survivors include her husband, Guy Rockwell of Roseburg; besides Mrs. Littlefield she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Helen Blaser of Granada Hills, California; a brother, Lavon Woolsey of Phoenix; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Slagle of Marysville Calif. and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services are pending.

RODARTE: Mrs. Irene Rodarte, 54, of Sliver City, died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital. Her death followed an accidental fill in which she suffered fatal Injuries. Survivors are her husband, Laurino Rodarte; two sons, Ernie Apodaca of Venice, Calif., and Laurino Rodarte of Silver City two daughters, Mrs. Viola Apodaca of Silver City and Mrs. Regina Trujillo of Espanola; ten grandchildren: three sisters, Mrs. Cruz Garcia of Central, Mrs. Ramona Deflon and Mrs. Adelina Sandoval and two brothers, Albert and Juan Sandoval, all of Pecos. Funeral arrangements are pending at Curtis Mortuary.

RODDA: John H. P. Rodda, 72, of Silver City died Nov 11 in Hillcrest General hospital. He was born Feb 13, 1911 in Newport RI, the son of John H. P. and Rosa F. Motter Rodda Sr. and was a resident of Silver City for the past 14 years. Rodda was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal of Silver city. He is survived by one son, Harry M Rodda of Florida and two sisters. Rodda served with the Navy in WW II and later was biology teacher in Provincetown Mass. Graveside services were held Nov 14 in fort Bayard National cemetery under the direction of Rev C. M. Henderson. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral home.

RODEN: Opal Roden passed away at the Hillcrest General Hospital, Friday morning. Opal Roden was born in Cedarville, Arkansas, she was in the process of moving to Silver City, where she is survived by a daughter Bonieta Landrum and a son Ferris "Sonny" Holmes, both of Silver City, also another daughter, Glenda Roden of Arkoma, Okla., and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Fort Smith, Ark. Local arrangements were handled by Wheeler Funeral Home.

RODRIGUEZ: Acadio G. Rodriguez, 60, employed as a Powder man by Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corporation, died Wednesday In Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Maria Rodriguez and three daughters. Rosary services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday In the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Santa Rita Catholic Church Burial will be In the Silver City Catholic Cemetery.

RODRIGUEZ: Amelia H Rodriguez, 97, passed away Sunday, December 30, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Rodriguez was born in Presidio, Texas and had lived in Silver City for over fifty years where she was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her husband, Fermin Rodriguez of Silver City, daughter Juanita Alegria, of Silver City, three granddaughters, Lillian and Ramon Sepulveda of Anaheim, Calif., Estella Horcasitas of Bakersfield, Calif., Selsa and Edward Wanek of Los Alamos and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was Sunday evening at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Monday morning at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment took place Tuesday, January 1, at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ramon A. Sepulveda, Anthony Sepulveda, Ignacio Morales, Federico Fernandez, Ramon S. Sepulveda and Arthur L. Therrien

RORDRIGUEZ: Funeral services for Mrs. Amalia N. Rodriguez, a former Silver City resident who passed away in El Paso on Thursday of last week were held in El Paso Saturday, Nov 2. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her husband, Francisco; five sons, Gregorio Herrera, Silver City; Arturo, Salvador, Andrew and Francisco Herrera, El Paso; two sisters and 35 grandchildren.

RODRIGUEZ: Rosary services were held Tuesday night at the family home in Vanadium for Antonio J. Rodriguez, 62, who died Monday at his home. Final rites were held Wednesday at 4:30, followed by burial in the Vanadium cemetery directed by the Cox Mortuary. Surviving members of the family are his wife Mrs. Carolina S. Rodriguez; Ignacio D. Rodriguez, Grants, N. M.; Mrs. Maria Vega, El Senora, Calif.: Antonio D. Rodriguez, San Bernadino, Calif.; Guadalupe Rodriguez, Mrs. Lily Holguin, Los Angeles arid Margarita, Marcos an Teresa Rodriguez, Vanadium.

RODRIGUEZ: Agneda M. "Aggie" Rodriguez, a Central resident, entered eternal rest Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 13, 1922, in Ojo Sarco, N.M. and had been a resident of Grant County since 1962. She was employed as a nurse aide before her retirement and was a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. 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 Santa Clara Catholic Church, where the funeral liturgy service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The committal rite service will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include six sons, Andrew J. Martinez of San Jacinto, Calif., David Maez of Central, Jerry Maez of Central, Tony Maez of Albuquerque, Joe Maez of Las Cruces, and Paul Maez of Tucson; two stepdaughters, Esther Ferrell of Bayard and Pricilla Chaires of Dona Ana; two brothers, Eloy Martinez of Phoenix and Horacio J. Martinez of Las Cruces; two sisters, Rebecca Pacheco of Penasco and Jane Dominguez of Bayard; 24 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great-great-grand- children. Casket bearers will be her sons, Andrew J. Martinez, and David, Jerry, Tony, Joe and Paul Maez. Honorary bearers will be all her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Alfonso G. Rodriguez, 72, a longtime resident of Central, entered eternal rest Saturday at memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will begin at 4 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will be held there at 7 this evening. The funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. Concluding services will be afforded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of American Legion at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Stockton, Calif., and had been a resident of that area for more than 50 years. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church and was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European-African and the Asiatic theaters. He retired in 1980 as a truck driver at Chino Mines. Survivors include his wife, Soledad Rodriguez, of the home; his mother Carlota Herrera of Las Cruces; two sons, Raul Rodriguez and his wife, Socorro, of Tucson, Ariz., and Albert "Satch" Rodriguez and his wife, Virginia, of Hurley; a daughter, Socorro "Sukie" Ramirez, and her husband, Alan, of Silver City; two brothers Benny Rodriguez of Central and Arturo Herrera of Las Cruces; a sister, Concha Marquez of Bayard; his aunt and uncle, Paula and Sylvestre Faytan of Tucson; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Alan Ramirez, Ponchito and Adrian Rodriguez, Joe De La Torre, Augustine Chacon and Pete Marquez. Memorials to the Cancer Society are suggested. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Andres F. Rodriguez, 55, died at his residence in Central, December 7. Rodriguez was a lifelong resident of Grant County, and was employed by Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie G. Rodriguez of Central; two sons, Andres of Bayard, and Ernesto G. of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Teresa Arsola of Silver City and Miss Alicia Rodriguez of Central; four grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters Mrs. Manuela Fernandez of La Puente, CA., Mrs. Carolina Grijalva and Miss Genoveva Rodriguez of Central; and two brothers, Manuel and Jesus both of Central. Funeral Mass was recited December 10 with interment in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Salvador Fuentes, George Grijalva, Robert Kirker, Larry Ojinaga, Anthony Acosta, and Horace Jaramillo.

RODRIGUEZ: Mrs. Barbara Rodriguez, 72, of Duncan, Ariz, died Sunday In Hillcrest General Hospital. She became ill while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Rosalinda Maldonado in Silver City. Also surviving is a son, Antonio Rodriguez of Duncan. Rosary services and mass were held In the Lordsburg Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Shakespeare cemetery.

RODRIGUEZ: Mrs. Belen Z. Rodriquez, 76 passed away Sunday. November 6, at Hillcrest Hospital, Mrs. Rodriguez was a native of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a resident of Silver City at the time of her death. She is survived by a son, Eddie Rodriguez of Silver City, three grandchildren and a brother, Alfonso H. Zuniga of Mexico City. Mexico. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. November 9 at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. today, at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev. Fr. Manuel Marumuba conducting both services. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearer’s 1will be Ray Delfin, Randy Delfin, Gabriel Jimenez, Alex Torrez, Ray Montoya and Robert Jaramillo. Eduardo Soto will be honorary pallbearer.

RODRIGUEZ: Celso G. Rodriguez, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 29 in Whittier, Calif. He had resided in the Southern California area since leaving New Mexico as a young man. He was born and raised in Gila and worked at Chino Mines in Hurley in his younger years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Rodriguez; six daughters, Emily, Mary Lou, Virginia, Sally, Rufina and Linda, all of California; two sons, Fernando Rodriguez, also of California and Daniel Rodriguez of Silver City; a sister, Josefa; and two brothers, Ray and Robert Rodriguez of California. Services were held at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Pico Rivera, Calif. Interment followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

RODRIGUEZ: Cosme Zapata Rodriquez, 73, of Silver City passed away Wednesday at his home. Mr. Rodriquez was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Douglas, Ariz., to Rufino and Anita (Gonzales) Rodriquez. He was a copper miner and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Antonia (Bustillos) Rodriquez of Silver City; two sons, Richard M. Rodriquez of Albuquerque and Albert M. Rodriquez of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Rosa M. Morales of Mesa and Mary Romero of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; his stepfather, Carlos Gonzales; and three brothers, Adolpho Herrera of Superior, Ariz., Bobby Maldonado of Mesa and Carlitos Gonzales, also of Mesa. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Church in Superior. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Cruz Varela Rodriguez, 69, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. A lifetime resident of the Santa Rita area, she was born Aug. 19,1923, to the late Anastacio and Maria Romero Varela. She was a homemaker and a member of the Roman Catholic Church, attending Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. The prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 Tuesday morning at Our Lady of Fatima. The Rev. Paulus Kao will be the celebrant. Cremation will follow at Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Survivors include her husband, Frank Pedraza of the Santa Rita area; two sons, Ray and Manuel Rodriguez, both of the Santa Rita area; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Elias Varelas, and a grandson, Gabriel Rodriguez. Pallbearers will be Frank "Chico" Pedraza, Manuel Pedraza, Plutarco Pedraza, Nick Pedraza Jr., Jesus Chacon and Glen Wilson. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Pedraza, Raymond Chacon, Antonio Pedraza, Nicholas Pedraza and Jesus Pedraza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIQUEZ: Donicio C Rodriquez, 67, died early Sunday at Memorial General hospital in Las Cruces. He was a resident of Central. Services are pending at Wheeler.

RODRIGUEZ: Enrique O. "Henry" Rodriguez, 72, of Central, died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rodriguez was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, on June 23, 1915 and had been a resident of Central for 52 years. Mr. and Mrs. Enrique O. Rodriguez were married in June l936 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church. He was a good provider and father for his family; he gave of himself to those in need of help, and he was a lifetime musician and played the trumpet since high school. Mr. Rodriguez was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and was an active and participating member of many church organizations. He was a member of the New Mexico Contractors Association. Survivors are his wife, Estella Rodriguez of Central; four daughters, Virginia Corral and Olga Louise Herrera, both of El Paso, Texas, and Ida Vasquez and Cecilia Joyce Barela, both of Silver City; five sons, Paul H. Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas, George Rodriguez of Yerbellinda, Calif., Alfred Rodriguez of Arenas Valley, and Arthur Rodriguez and Gabriel Rodriguez, both of Central; four sisters, Dolores Aguirre, Flora Hillsinger, Cecilia Kahoe and Catalina Halpin, all of El Paso; one brother, Pablo Rodriguez Jr. of El Paso; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation was held today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Rosary recitation will be held tonight at 7 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m., also in the Santa Clara Catholic Church. The Rev. Paul Ragazinskas will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul H. Rodriguez, George Rodriguez, Alfred Rodriguez, Arthur Rodriguez, Gabriel Rodriguez and Pablo Rodriguez Jr. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Santa Clara Catholic Church. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

RODRIGUEZ: Epifania O. Rodriguez, 84, entered into rest Tuesday in Whittier, Calif. She was born Sept. 12, 1909, in Gila. Mrs. Rodriguez was a homemaker and Catholic by faith. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Oscar McCullar of Whittier; her son and daughter-in-law, Jess and Josie Rodriguez of Pico Rivera, Calif.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The recitation of the rosary will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral liturgy will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Sam Garcia will officiate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richardo G. Rodriguez, on Sept. 30, 1965,and her sons Ray Rodriguez, on Sept. 32, 1986. Pallbearers will be Oscar McCullar, Rick McCullar, Jerry Joe Rodriguez, Danny Rodriguez and Ellis Rey Jones. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Estella Pacheco Rodriguez, 61, a Deming resident, died Wednesday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will start at 2 Monday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the prayer vigil will be held there that evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will begin at 9 Tuesday morning at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Jesus Arrilucea officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Rodriguez was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Deming and was a homemaker. She was a lifelong Deming resident and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. She is survived by two sons, Everett Tindall of Deming and Bill Tindall of Marathon, Fla; two daughters, Linda Rodriguez of Deming and Patricia Cables of Artesia; two brothers, Leo Pacheco of Las Cruces and Trini Pacheco of Silver City; and seven grandchildren. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

Rodriquez: Eulalio M. Rodriquez, died May 2, 1982. He was a long time resident of the Silver City area and retired from Kennecott in 1959 after 36 years. Rodriquez is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Bayard; two sons, Victorio of Hurley and Gonzales of Canoga Park, Calif.; five daughters, Ceclia Gallegos of Albuquerque, Anita Moreno of Belen, N.M., Isabel Caserez of Hurley, Petra Perez of Superior, Ariz., and Amelia Enriquez of Alamogordo; 29 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Rosary was conducted at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard May 4 and mass at 10 a.m. May 5. Burial followed at the Hurley cemetery. Pallbearers were Raul Rodriquez, J. Alfredo Perez, and Mario Enriquez. All arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

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RODRIGUEZ: Felipa Placencio Rodriguez, 68, died Saturday, March 24, in Silver City. Mrs. Rodriguez was a native of Gila and a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Eva Padilla of Hammond, Indiana, Mrs. Maria Martinez of Duarte, Calif., Mrs. Sally Andazola of Albuquerque, Mrs. Priscilla Salaiz of Silver City, Mrs. Isidra Gonzales and Mrs. Virginia Gutierrez both of Gila, one son, Ramon Placencio of Las Cruces, six step-sons, Edward of Bayard, Ernesto, Pete, Hermenio, Leo and Freddie of the Los Angeles area, two step-daughters, Mrs. Angie Teran of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Lola Flores of Phoenix, Arizona, forty-eight grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m. at St, Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Tuesday, March 27. Mass of the Resurrection was 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the San Isidro Catholic Church of Gila with the Monsignor A. James Milano officiating in both services. Burial followed in the private family cemetery at Gila. Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Rodriguez, Eddie Rodriguez, Jr., Ernesto Rodriguez, David Placencio, Carlos Moran and Michael Martinez. Honorary pallbearers were Leo Andavazo, Jerry Rodriguez, Alfred Castro, Ben Martinez, Steve Andazola, Tommy Gutierrez, Jr. and David Salaiz.

RODRIGUEZ: Fermin Rodriguez, 87, a longtime Silver City resident, died Friday morning at Hacienda de Salud. He was born Feb.3, 1903, in Mexico. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a retired miner. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. A private family committal will follow. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Juanita Alegria of Silver City; and three granddaughters, Lillian Sepulveda and her husband, Ramon, of Anaheim, Calif., Estelle Fuentez and her husband, Phillip, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Selsa Wanek and her husband, Edward, of Weatherford, Okla. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Mrs. Francisca V. Rodriguez, 69, died at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center April 30, following an extended illness. Mrs. Rodriguez was a native of Mexico and had lived in Grant County for the past 47 years. Her husband, Manuel Rodriguez, preceded her in death. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

RODRIGUEZ: Gabriel Rodriguez, 21, of Hanover, died Sunday, Dec. 11 in Albuquerque. He was born in Silver City and was a life-long resident of Grant County. He was a member of the New Mexico National Guard Armory and a communicant of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hanover. Survivors are his wife, Sarah Salaiz Rodriguez of Sherman; one son, Gabriel Rodriguez Jr. of Sherman; his parents, Ray and Sylvia Rodriguez of Hanover; one brother, Ray Rodriguez Jr., also of Hanover; one nephew; one niece, various aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be from 1-4p.m. today in the Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 this evening and Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10a.m. Thursday both in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Burial will follow in the Hanover Cemetery with the New Mexico National Guard serving as pallbearers and providing military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be Armando Salaiz, Dickie Holguin, Manuel Rodriguez, Ray Rodriguez Jr., Joe Murillo, Max Murillo and Ricky Sedillo. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

RODRIGUEZ: George Rodriguez, 51, of Lordsburg passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services arc pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

RODRIGUEZ: George Madrid Rodriguez, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Rodriguez of Central, was killed in an automobile accident at Mammoth, Arizona. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Ramon and Gilbert of San Manuel, Arizona and Freddie of Hurley; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Macias of Bayard, Mrs. Virginia Castanon of Bayard, and Miss Sylvia Rodriguez of Central. Rosary services were held Tuesday at7 p.m. in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary with Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Burial was in the Central Cemetery with military graveside services.

RODRIGUEZ: Gilbert Rodriguez, 47, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday. Mr. Rodriguez was an internal development consultant at Magma Copper Corp. in San Manuel, Ariz., at the time of his death. He is survived by three children, Michelle Rodriguez, George Rodriguez and Gilbert Rodriguez, all of the home. He is also survived by his father, Roman Rodriguez Sr., of Fort Bayard; two brothers, Fred Rodriguez of Hurley and Roman Rodriguez Jr. of San Manuel; three sisters, Helen Macias and Virginia Castanon of Bayard, and Sylvia Silva of Central; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Rodriguez, his twin brother, George, and his sister, Erlinda Castro. Rosary services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tucson. Burial will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bring's Broadway Chapel of Tucson.

RODRIGUEZ: Funeral mass was held Friday morning at 9 o'clock for Guadalupe P. Rodriguez, 65, who died Wednesday, June 15 at his home in Fierro. He had been a resident of Fierro for the past 33 years, and was a retired employee of the Empire Zinc Company. He is survived by his wife, Maria; two sons, Moises and Jesus; two daughters, Mrs. Alex Soledad and Mrs. Ruben Rivera; and ten grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the home on Thursday evening and interment was in the Fierro cemetery at 4:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. Francis Smerke officiated at the services with arrangements by Cox Mortuary.

RODRIQUEZ: Erlinda Vasquez Rodriguez, 79, resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Monday, Jan. 4, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Santa Rita to the late Pedro A. and Josefa (Sandoval) Vasquez She was a homemaker am communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Calling hours were held Wednesday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil following Deacon Bill Holguin recited the rosary. The funeral liturgy was to be celebrated this afternoon at 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Marcos 0. Reyna officiating. The rite of committal and burial followed at the Hanover Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Manuel F. Rodriguez of Silver City; two sons, Manuel V. Rodriguez and his companion, Gloria, of Silver City, and Gilbert V. Rodriguez and his wife, Lydia, of Las Cruces; two daughters, Gloria R. Duran and her husband, Eloy, of Los Lunas, and Martha R. Gonzales and her husband, Jerry, of Las Cruces; two brothers, Rodolfo "Opie" Vasquez and his wife, Shirley, and Ruben S. Vasquez and his wife, Alma, all of Silver City; and a sister, Celia V. Jemmings of Butte, Mont. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Casket bearers were Marc Rodriguez, Eloy Duran Jr., Armando Rodriguez, Jose Luis Gonzales, Christopher Valencia and David Quintana. Honorary bearers are all her nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ; Felipe Rodriguez, 59, a resident of Central for many years, died at his home there Saturday. He was employed by Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp. Rosary services were held Monday night at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Burial took place at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Catholic rites at the grave in the Central cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Millian and Mrs. Cecilia Bartoglio of Phoenix; Mrs. Candelaria Baker, El Paso; Mrs. Rose Mary Brook, Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren; Three brothers, Jose, Ramon and Bentura Rodriguez and two sisters, Mrs. Concha Turrey and Mrs. Maria Barela.

RODRIGUEZ: Florentine Ontiveros Rodriguez, 51, of Silver City passed away the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends today from 3-6 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., also at the funeral home, led by Deacon Johnnie Perez. The Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Newman Center, with Father Mareos Reyna officiating. Cremation will take place, and interment will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Rodriguez was born June 5, 1948, in Deming to Florentine Rodriguez and Cruz Ontiveros Morgan. He is survived by his mother, Cruz Morgan of Silver City; brothers, Lorenzo Ontiveros and his wife, Martha, of Deming, Severe Granado Jr. and his wife, Kathie, of Chandler, Ariz., and Frankie Granado Sr. and his wife, Mary, of Silver City; and sisters, Sophia E. Rodriguez Lonergan of Long Beach, Calif., Manuela A. "Nellie" Rodriguez DeZutel and her husband, Edmund, of Maple Park, IL, Betty Rodriguez, Lewis and her husband, Walter, of McKinney, Texas, Clara Granado of Lordsburg, and Terry G. Sanchez and her husband, Joe, of Tucson, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ: Hermino A. Rodriguez, 85, a long-time resident of the Gila, passed away Tuesday evening, after a brief illness. For many years he was engaged in farming on the Upper Gila River. Surviving are five sons, Ramon, Gila; Celso and Raymundo, Los Angeles, and Ricardo, Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Mariana Gomez and Mrs. Louise Romero, both of San Francisco, and Mrs. Josefa Serra, Los Angeles. Also surviving are 51 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary and will be announced later.

RODRIGUEZ: Hilario N. Rodriguez, 68, a lifetime Deming resident, died Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation was held Tuesday afternoon at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel and the Rosary service was held there that evening at 7. Funeral Mass was said today at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming with the Rev. Carmelo Arroyo officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. He was born Oct. 28, 1921 in Deming and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. As a Deming resident, he was employed as a ranch hand and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include three brothers, Juan Rodriguez of Los Angeles, Aliseo "Roddy" Rodriguez of Bayard and Joe Rodriguez of Deming; and two sisters, Natalia Acosta and Elvira Rodriguez, both of Bishop, Calif. Baca's Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ: Ines Lopez Rodriguez, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Ft.Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Rodriguez was a native of Hatch, New Mexico and resided in Bayard for over two years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima of Bayard. She is survived by three sons, Susano L. Rodriguez and Rito Rodriguez, both of Central, and Victoriano L. Rodriguez of Bayard, thirty-two grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with the Rev. Father Jesus Espinosa officiating at both services. Burial followed in Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Susano Rodriguez, Jr. Mariano Rodriguez, Jr., Victoriano Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Steve Rodriguez and David Maez. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Medina, Robert Reyes, Ernie Reyes, Richard Reyes, Ruben Rodriguez, Ramón Rodriguez, Jerry Maez, Tony Maez, Paul Maez, Joe Maez, Jr., Andy Martinez and Armando Chaires, Jr.

RODRIGUEZ: Jesus M. Rodriguez, 71, of Hurley passed away Monday, May 15, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3755 N. Swan St., with Bishop Marlin Green officiating. Interment will follow in Hanover Cemetery. Mr. Rodriguez was born Jan. 1, 1929, the son of Roberto Rodriguez and Teresa Lopez Rodriguez. He married Felipa Crispin on May 10, 1963, in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Felipa; nine sons, Max Rodriguez of Phoenix, Jesus Rodriguez Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Tempe, Ariz., Raul Rodriguez and his wife, Lisa, of Phoenix, Daniel Rodriguez of Phoenix, Noe Rodriguez of Phoenix, Michael Rodriguez and his wife, Sujey, of Mesa, Ariz., Jesus Laredo of Denver, Ismael Laredo of Denver, and Juan Rodriguez of Juarez, Mexico; three daughters, Laurenica Lumbreras of Juarez, Marisa Martinez and her husband, Carlos, of Gilbert, Ariz., and Ignacia Rodriguez, of El Paso; 19 grandchildren; one brother, Rafael Rodriguez of Silver City; five sisters, Mercedes Madrid, Antonia Martinez, Lupe Diaz and Francesca Moreno of Silver City, and Carmen De La Rosa of Tucson. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ: Josefa Rodriguez, 84, a resident of Lordsburg, died Thursday at her home. Funeral services were held today in Ascen----fl, Chihuahua Mexico

RODRIGUEZ: Juanita Fajardo Rodriguez, 85, a Deming resident, passed away Thursday at her home. Visitation will begin this afternoon at 3 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming with the prayer vigil at 7.Mass of the resurrection will he celebrated Saturday morning at 9 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Rodriguez was born Jan. 21, 1911, in Albuquerque to Nicolas Fajardo and Angelita Lascano. She was a homemaker, a, member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, and a lifelong resident of Deming. Survivors include her husband, Jose 0. Rodriguez of Deming; four sons, Freddie Rodriguez, Albert Rodriguez and Danny Rodriguez, all of Deming, and Richard Rodriguez of Silver City; two daughters, Maggie Armijo, both of Deming; 17grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She `was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joseph Rodriguez; two brothers, Mike Fajardo and Jose Fajardo and a sister, Jesus Tapia. Pallbearers will he her grandsons, Robert Rui--, Nick Armijo, Alfred Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Jonathan Rodriguez and Jacob Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Yolanda Viramontes, Spunky Rodriguez, Evelyn Chavez, Laurie Rodriguez, Marie Rodriguez, Kathy Armijo, Rosemary Armijo. Monica Rodriguez. Jennifer Rodriguez. Elisa Rodriguez, Angela Rodriguez, Gloria Bush and Annette Lopez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RODRIGUEZ: Jose Alberto Rodriguez died Friday at Fort Bayard. Rodriguez was born in San Lorenzo and was a lifelong resident. He is survived by one sister, Soledad Maldonado of Fierro, N.M. and one cousin, Lupe Ortiz of San Lorenzo, Graveside services were held Nov. 15 at the Fort Bayard State Cemetery with Fr. Paul Ragainskas officiating. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Jose De La 0 Rodriguez, 94, of Santa Clara entered eternal life Saturday, Jan. 29, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rodriguez was born Nov. 26, 1905,toCandelaria De La 0 and Jose A. Rodriguez in Dona Ana. He worked at the Fort Bayard veteran’s hospital as a nursing assistant for many years. Mr. Rodriguez was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and was known by all his friends for his card playing. Viewing and visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow at 6 in the evening at Santa Clara Catholic Church, with the Santa Clara ministry leading in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church, with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Mr. Rodriguez is survived by three sons, Richard Rodriguez and his wife, Margarita, of Santa Clara, John Paul Rodriguez and his companion, Bonnie Lerma, of Silver City, and Joseph Rodriguez of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Toni Provencio and her husband, Alex, of Silver City, and Rosalie Rodriguez and her companion, Alfonso Molina, of Bayard; and a sister, Mary Barela of Santa Clara. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susana A. Rodriguez; three brothers, Ben, Felipe and Roman Rodriguez; and two sisters, Nicanora Rodriguez and Concha Turrey. Pallbearers will be Jacob, David, Rodrigo and Daniel Rodriguez, A.B. Provencio and Armando Jacques. Honorary bearers are Alfonso Molina, Mario Davila, Russ Provencio, Rudy Jacques, Stanley Armijo, Larry, Ernest and Gilbert Alires, Guadalupe Cordova, and all his remaining friends and family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Jose Ortiz Rodriquez; 87,a Deming resident, passed away Thursday, May 6, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation will begin at 3 Monday afternoon followed by the prayer vigil that evening at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at noon at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Rodriguez was born Aug. 1, 1911, in Stillwater, Okla., to Senon and Refugia Rodriguez. He worked for 30 years as a custodian for the Deming Public Schools, from which he retired. Mr. Rodriguez was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church. His family includes four sons, Freddie Rodriguez and his wife, Dolores, of Deming, Albert Rodriguez of Deming, Dr. Richard F. Rodriguez and his wife Virginia of Silver City, and Danny F. Rodriguez and his wife, Lil, of Deming; two daughters, Stella Ruiz and her husband, Tony, of Deming, and Maggie Armijo and her husband, Dennis, of Deming; one brother, Celso Rodriguez of Safford, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grand- children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Rodriguez, on Aug. 29, 1996; his parents, Senon and Refugia Rodriguez; a son, Joe Rodriguez; a brother, Leon Rodriguez; and two sisters, Martina Amaya and Susanna Pedraza. Serving as pallbearers are Robert Ruiz, Nick Armijo, Alfred Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jacob 'Rodriguez and Mark Avalos. Honorary bearers are Yolanda Viramontes, Spunky Rodriguez, Evelyn Chavez, Laurie Rodriguez, Marie James, Kathy Armijo, Buffy Armijo, Monica Rodriguez, Jennifer Rodriguez, Elisa Rodriguez, Angela Rodriguez, Gloria Bush and Annette Lopez Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RODRIGUEZ: Josefa Lujan Rodriguez, 75, passed away Wednesday in Silver City. Mrs. Rodriguez, a resident of Artesia, was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Rodriguez, and by a brother, Geronimo Rodriguez. She is survived by four sons, Pedro Rodriguez of Santa Fe, Moses Rodriguez of Artesia, and Santana Rodriguez and Julian Rodriguez of Silver City; three brothers, Manuel Lujan of Dallas, Texas, and Ramon and David Lujan of Presidio, Texas; a sister, Tomasa Tarango of Odessa, Texas; l4 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rodriguez is being taken to Artesia for funeral services. Local arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home.

RODRIGUEZ: Juanita Soto Rodriguez, 74, a lifetime resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Wednesday at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. She was born March 8, 1923, in Hanover to Jose and Paula Garcia Soto. She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Mariano Rodriguez Jr. and his wife, Esther, of La Habra, Calif., and Gilbert S. Martinez and his wife, Peggy, of Las Cruces; one daughter, Julia Lucero, and her husband. Cruz, of San Diego, Calif. two brothers, Julian Garcia of Silver City, and Henry Soto and his wife, Nellie, also of Silver City; three sisters, Rosa Gonzales and her husband, Genaro, of Las Cruces, and Manuela Dominguez and Sadie Garcia, both of Safford. Ariz., 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Julia M. Rodriguez, 74, of Bayard, died Monday at her home. Services are pending with Wheeler Funeral home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Julia Vasquez Rodriguez, 72, a longtime resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Sunday at her home. She was born July 9, 1924, in Gila to Juan and Margarita Maldonado. She was a Roman Catholic and parishioner of St. Francis Newman Center. She is survived by three sisters, Virginia Pacheco and husband, Benjamin, of Carson, Calif., Rufina Rocha and husband, Tomas, of Westminster, Calif., and Antonia L. Ortiz and husband, Dionicio, of Albuquerque; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Rodriguez. A memorial service with a prayer vigil will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Lucas T. Rodriguez, 76, father of Antonio E. Rodriguez of Silver City, died here Sunday. He was a retired farmer and lived in Duncan Ariz. Besides the son, he is survived by his wife, Barbara, four grandchildren and a sister. Funeral services took place at Lordsburg, followed by burial in the Shakespeare Cemetery.

RODRIGUEZ: Lupe Rodriguez, 90, a former long-time resident of North Hurley, died Dec. 17 in Downey, Calif. Services were held in Pico Rivera, Calif., with burial following on Dec. 22 in Rose Hills in Whittier, Calif. Mrs. Rodriguez had lived in North Hurley all her life except for the last eight years when she was a Downey resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pablo, who died in 1966; her daughter, Socorro Gonzales, who died in 1976; and another daughter, Lupe Nunez, who died in 1982. Survivors include her daughter Nellie Diaz of Downey and two stepdaughters, Suzie Martinez of Los Angeles and Delia Trujillo of Prescott, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, including Corina Vallez of Mimbres and Cleo Lopez of Hurley; and 14 great-grandchildren.

RODRIGUEZ: Lupita Maria Rodriguez, age I day, passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her mother, Lupita Rodriguez, and father, Tim Waters, both of Silver City; her brothers, Juan Pablo Rodriguez of Silver City, and Rocky and Zachery Waters of Bayard; her grandparents, Rafael and Irma Rodriguez of Silver City, Marlin Waters of Silver City, and Lorraine Broyles of Oklahoma; and her uncles, Rafael Rodriguez. of Silver City, Roberto Rodriguez of Silver City, Jorge Rodriguez and his wife, Veronica, of Sliver City, Ron Waters and his wife, Cyndi, of Farmington and Ed Waters of Oklahoma. Pallbearers were to be Roberto Rodriguez and Jorge Rodriguez. Services were to be held today at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Revered Rod Nichols officiating. Interment was to follow at the Catholic cemetery. Family members selected Curtis Bright Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

RODRIGUEZ: Lydia Reyes Rodriguez, 62, of Las Cruces, formerly of Lordsburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 12. The rosary will be recited, today at 7p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lordsburg. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's' with Father Tony Clark officiating.' interment will' be in Shakespeare Cemetery. Mrs. Rodriguez was born March 4 1936, in Mexico City, Mexico, the daughter of 'Valentino Reyes and Elena, Delgado Reyes. She was married to Robert Rodriguez on Dec. 24,1958, in Reno, Nev. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her husband, Robert; one son, Robert Rodriguez Jr. of Lordsburg; two daughters, Roberta Salinas and her husband, Ronnie, of Las Cruces, and Rhonda Herman and her husband, Sam, of Lordsburg; and her grandchildren, Rena Rodriguez, Brittany Rodriguez, Veronica Herman,~ and Valori Herman, all of Lordsburg. Lordsburg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements

RODRIGUEZ: Death Monday at Hillcrest Hospital claimed Mrs. Luz F. Rodriguez, 66, a resident of Santa Rita for 50 years. Survivors are three sons, Manuel, Andres and Jose Rodriguez, Santa Rita; three daughters, Miss Genevieve Rodriguez, Santa Rita: Mrs. Manuel Fernandez, La Plante, Calif., and Mrs. Rudolph Carbajal, Santa Rita; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Tomas Moreno, Los Angeles. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Santa Rita Catholic Church. Mass was said at 9 a.m. today at the church, by the Rev. Fr. Alexander Leoni. Burial was set for 4:30 this afternoon in the Hanover cemetery.

RODRIQUEZ: Calling hours for Manuel Flores Rodriguez, 82, of Silver City will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Rodriguez died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Army just after World War II. Survivors include his sons, Manuel V. Rodriguez of Silver City and Gilbert V. Rodriguez of Las Cruces; daughters, Gloria Duran of Los Lunas and Martha R. Gonzales of Las Cruces; brother, Jesus Rodriguez of Santa Clara; sisters, Genoveva Rodriguez of Ft. Bayard and Carolina Grijalva of Santa Clara; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grand- children; and two great great grandchildren

RODRIGUEZ: Rosary services for Manuel T. Rodriguez, who was killed near the Kennecott Copper Corp. leaching plant at Santa Rita on Wednesday, were held Friday evening at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass was said Saturday morning at nine at the Santa Rita Catholic Church, after which the body was taken to the home in San Lorenzo where it lay in state until funeral services at 5:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Maria; his mother, Mrs. Maria Rodriguez of San Lorenzo; six sisters, Mrs. Alfonso Martinez, Red Cliff, Colo., Miss Lucia Rodriguez, Silver City, Mrs. Arturo Parra, Hurley, Miss Ascencion Rodriguez, Miss Esther Rodriguez and Miss Socorro Rodriguez, all of San Lorenzo.

RODRIGUEZ: Miss Margie F Rodriquez, 22, of Bayard died Sunday at the state hospital at Fort Bayard. The deceased was a 1963 graduate of Cobre High School and had attended Western New Mexico University. After being stricken with blindness she attended the school for the visually handicapped at Little Rock Arkansas. Survivors include Miss Rodriquez's mother Mrs. Alice Easterwood of Bayard; her father Rito L Rodriquez of Central; two sisters, Mrs. Ester Medina of Central and Mrs. Pricilla Chaires of T or C.; a brother Edwin Easterwood of Bayard and her grandmother Mrs. Inez L Rodriquez of Santa Rita. Rosary services were held at 7:30 Tuesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Funeral mass was said Wednesday morning 10am in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church in Bayard. Burial was in the Silver City Catholic cemetery.

RODRIGUEZ: Maria D. Rodriguez, 88, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Silver City Care Center. Mrs. Rodriguez was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Jalisco, Mexico, to Manuel Diaz and Navora Angel Diaz. She was a homemaker and was a parishioner at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Calling hours will begin at 6:30 this evening at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will begin at 7; Father Dan Porter will lead in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 2 in the afternoon at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with Father Porter officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Survivors include a brother, Samuel Diaz, and his wife, Erlinda, and their family of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Aurora Galindo and family of Bayard, and Ermalinda Diaz and family of Yorba Linda, Calif.; nieces, Connie Acosta and her husband, Rudy, and family of Silver City, Barbara Horcasitas and her husband, David, and family of Albuquerque, Velia Maldonado of Hurley, the children of Raul Diaz, her brother, and the children of Esperanza Soltero, her sister, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Raul Diaz, and sisters, Amalia Martinez and Esperanza Soltero. Casket bearers will be Rudy Acosta, David Horcasitas, Armando Galindo, Rudy L. Acosta, 3ary Acosta, Armando Galindo Jr. and Raul Diaz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Maria R Rodriguez, 92, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Thursday at Hacienda de Salud. She was born July 29, 1902, in San Lorenzo. Calling hours will begin at 6p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting the rosary at7. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Federico R. Rodriguez of San Lorenzo; six daughters, Lucinda Martinez of Silver City, Lucia R. H-- of Bayard, Julia Parra of Colorado Springs, Colo., Connie Placencio of Silver City, Esther Rodriguez of Douglas, Ariz., and Cora Salaiz of Silver City; one sister, Belen Misquez of Silver City; 28 grandchildren 56great-grandchildren; and 11 great great-grand Children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Rodriguez, in 1954, and a son, Manuel Rodriguez, in 1955. Casket bearers will be Roy Martinez, Randy Holguin, Robert Parra, Steven Placencio, Benjamin Salaiz and Richard Rodriguez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

RODRIGUEZ: Miguel G. Rodriguez, 49, passed away May 1 at his residence in Central. Mr. Rodriguez was a native of Stockton, Calif., and had resided in Grant County for the past 11 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Bayard Chapter No. 1 of the Disabled American Veterans. Rodriguez is survived by his mother, Mrs. Carlota Herrera of Central, a sister, Mrs. Concepcion Marquez of Bayard, three brothers, Benito Rodriguez Jr., Alfonso Rodriguez, both of Central and Arturo Herrera of Las Cruces. Rosary recitation was at 7 p.m. Wed., at the St. Clara Catholic Church in Central. Funeral Mass was there at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducting both services. Military graveside services followed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Casey Marquez, Pete Marquez, Benny Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez, Albert Rodriguez and Artie Herrera. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ: Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the Fierro Catholic Church for Moises G. Rodriguez victim of gun shot wounds last Saturday, Rev. A. A. Fuentes officiated at the services with burial In the Fierro Cemetery. Curtis Mortuary was In charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ: Paul Joseph Rodriguez, 19, died Wednesday evening in Las Cruces as a result of an automobile accident. Paul was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, graduate of Cobre High School in Bayard, was employed by the Red Barn, attended Western New Mexico University and was a member of Y.A.R.C. (Youth Association Retarded Clients). Paul is survived by his parents Jesus and Carmen Rodriguez of Central; two sisters Margie and Ginny Rodriguez, both of Central; his maternal grandparent; Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Gutierrez of Hanover, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary recitation was held Sunday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was held Monday at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Paul Ragazinski officiating. Interment followed at the Hanover cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Sammy Saenz, Robbie Galardo, Larry Grijalva, Gabriel Rodriguez, Tony Arzola Jr. Honorary pallbearers were David Saliz, Ronnie Marquez, Adam Aldaz, Ray Silva, Jonny Chip, and Louis Hernandez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ; Ramon Rodriguez, 22, of Hanover, injured last Thursday when his car went out of control and rolled over on Highway 260 between Bayard and Central, died Sunday in Hillcrest General Hospital. His death was the 13th traffic fatality in Grant County this year. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel followed by mass Monday morning in the Hanover Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hanover cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Rodriguez, three brothers, Jesus, Jr. Joe and Danny and three sisters, Matilda Barbara, and Irma.

RODRIGUEZ: Roman D Rodriguez, 90, a lifelong resident of Grant County entered life eternal Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born April 17 1907, in Dona Ana to the late Jose and Candelaria (De La 0) Rodriguez. On July 28, 1928, he married Julia Madrid. He worked at Fort Bayard and Kennecott Corp., where he later retired. Mr. Rodriguez was active in baseball activities in Grant County and developed several senior and youth baseball teams. He was a communicant of Santa Clara and Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic churches and was involved with the Cursillo. He also was an active member Of Local 890 of the Steelworkers and enjoyed attending spring training games of the Cubs, Giants and Indians. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include two sons, Roman Rodriguez Jr. and his wife, Cecil, of San Manuel, Ariz., and Freddie Rodriguez and his wife Estel1a of Hurley; three daughters, Helen Macias and her husband Juan, of Bayard, Virginia Castañon and her husband, David, of Bayard, and Sylvia Silva of Silver City; a brother, Jose Rodriguez of Santa Clara; and two sisters, Concha Turrey and Maria Barela, both of Santa Clara. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia M. Rodriguez; two sons, George and Gilbert Rodriguez; and a daughter, Erlinda Castro. Casket bearers will be David Castañon Jr., Federico Rodriguez, Arturo Macias, Randy Rodriguez, Sharon Sanchez and Eddie Castro. Honorary pallbearers are his remaining beloved grandchildren. Entrusted to Baca's

RODRIGUEZ: Ramon G, Rodriguez, 69, who had resided all of his life at Gila, died Sunday in Los Angeles where he had been visiting. Rodriguez was a farmer and rancher in the Gila area. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Felipa Rodriguez of Gila; seven sons. Edward of Bayard; and Hermino, Pedro, Ella, and Alfredo, all of Los Angeles, and Ramon Jr., of Las Cruces; eight daughters, Mrs. Angie Tern, Mrs. Veve Castro, Mrs. Pricilla Salaiz and Mrs. Chon Martinez all of Los Angeles; Mrs. Lola Florea of Phoenix. Mrs. Sally Andazola of Albuquerque: Mrs. Ysidro Gonzales and Mrs. Virginia Guerres of Gila 35 grandchildren and two great grandchildren three sisters, Mrs. Mailana Gomez and Mrs. Lusla? Romero of Salt Francisco, Calif, and Josefa Rodriguez of Los Angeles; four brothers, Celso, Roberto, and Reymundo Rodriquez of Los Angeles and Ricardo Rodriquez of Hurley. The Rev Fr Henry Saxton officiated the rosary service at 7:30pm Tuesday in the chapel at Curtis mortuary. Funeral mass was said at 10:30 Wednesday in the Gila Catholic church followed by burial in the family cemetery.


RODRIGUEZ; Ricardo G. Rodriguez, 74, of Hurley, died recently in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Rodriguez worked for Kennecott Copper Company for 39 years in the Maintenance Dept. and retired in 1974. He was a life member of the steelworkers union Local 890 and a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Epifinia Rodriguez of Hurley; a daughter, Sally McCullar of Whittier, Calif; two sons, Jimmy O. Rodriguez of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Ruben O. Rodriguez of Hurley; a sister, Josefa Gonzalez of Cudahy, Calif.; three brothers, Roberto Rodriguez of Vista, Calif., Raymundo Rodriguez of Norwalk, Calif., Celso Rodriguez of Whittier, Calif., six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Reynaldo O. Rodriguez in 1965. Rosary recitation was held and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated. Both services were at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were Ruben G. Rodriguez Jr., Ricardo McCuller, Edward Rodriguez, Tommy L. Rodriguez, Tommy H. Chavira and Frank Ogas. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Morales, David Alvarez, Freddie Madrid, Manuel Guadiana, Ralph Saenz Sr., Smiley Gonzales, Manuel Carre, Ramon Hernandez, Eddie Alvarez, Alvaro Marrufo, Charlie Lucero, Manuel H. Huerta, Jimmie Baca and Steve Portillo. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Roger Robert Rodriguez son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus B Rodriguez, of Santa Rita, was accidentally killed the past week in a blast aboard the Navy Destroyer USS Cowell in Japanese waters. He was a graduate of Cobre high school class of 1956. His body is being sent home for funeral services and burial under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

RODRIGUEZ: Ruben O. Rodriguez, 55, died Wednesday in Hurley. Mr. Rodriguez was born in Gila and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church; was owner and operator of R & R Building Materials in Hurley; was a member of the Hurley League of United Latin American Citizens; and was a former vice president of Local 890. He is survived by his wife, Tomasita Rodriguez of Hurley; two daughters, Victoria Jaramillo of Hurley and Veronica Trujillo of Las Cruces; one son, Ruben G. Rodriguez of Silver City; his mother, Epifania Rodriguez of Hurley; one sister, Sally McCullar of Whittier, Calif; one brother, Jimmy Rodriguez of Pico Rivera, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Lorraine Jaramillo, Gabriel Jaramillo, Diane Jaramillo, Lisa Ann Trujillo, Terry Ruben Trujillo, Tierra Trujillo and Yvonne Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his father, Ricardo Rodriguez in 1984. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services will be held in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery with American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Gutierrez, Manuel Guadiana, Joe Lucero, Edward Rodriguez, Ismael Gonzales and Y.B. Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be Chon Fierro, Joe Grinie, Carlos Lucero, Eloy Gonzales, Felix Salas, Chano Merino, Manuel Carreon, Alvaro Marrufo, Pete Gonzales, Victor Gonzales and Oscar McCullar. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Susan Rodriguez, resident of Central died Dec. 27 in El Paso. Arrangements are pending with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City. She is survived by two daughters, Irene Arvey of Edgewater, Maryland and Debbie Atencio of Tucson; three sisters, Jerry Arvey and Jesse Arvey both of Tucson and Tommy Arvey of Arenas Valley; two sisters, Evelyn Huslelt of Middleton, Delaware and Shirley Merix of Hartley, Delaware; one brother John Arvey of Middleton, Delaware and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Saucier officiating. Internment was held at the Hurley cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Arvey, Jesse Arvey, Tommy Arvey, Nicho Silva. Raymond Enriquez and Gilbert Enriquez. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Susan Alires Rodriguez, 64, died Tuesday in El Paso. Mrs. Rodriguez was born in Sherman, NM and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Santa Clara Catholic Church. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her husband, Jose D. Rodriguez of Central; two daughters, Rosalie Candice Rodriguez of Central and Toni Provencio of Silver City; three sons, Richard Rodriguez of Phoenix, John Paul Rodriguez of Pine Ridge, S.D. and Joseph Andrew Rodriguez of Central; three sisters, Lorenza Kirker of Central, Amelia Garza and Beatrice Olson of Los Angeles, Ernesta Alires of Central; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Thursday and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Friday. Both services were held at Santa Clara Catholic in Central with father Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Interment followed at the Central cemetery. Serving, as pallbearers were Richard Rodriguez Jr., Joseph Daniel Rodriguez, Jesse Atencio, Henry Atencio, Lawrence Atencio and Henry Turrey. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Rodriguez: Susano Lopez Rodriguez Sr., 71, died Sunday in Central. Mr. Rodriguez was a communicant of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, was born in Gila and lived in Grant County all of his life. He was a retired railroad foreman. He is survived by his wife, Florence Rodriquez of Central; two daughters, Mrs. Diego "Bridget" Ochoa of Tucson, Ariz., and Susie Rodriquez of Central; four sons, Susano Rodriquez Jr. of Hurley, Johnny Rodriquez and Larry Rodriquez, both of Central, and Victoriano Rodriquez of Bayard; a brother, Victoriano L. Rodriguez of Hurley; and six grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Burial will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Ragazinskas will officiate at all services. Serving as pallbearers will be John Anthony Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez, David Maez, Robert Reyes and Edward Placencio. Honorary pallbearers will be John Paul Rodriguez, Larry Rodriguez, Eugene Rodriguez, Decilio Jaurequi, Johnny Dominguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Diego Ochoa, Mariano Rodriguez, and all his nephews. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RODRIGUEZ: Teresa L. Rodriguez, 86, a longtime resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Friday at her residence. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in El Salto, Durango, Mexico, to the late Cornelio and Juliana Moreno de Lopez. Mrs. Rodriguez was a homemaker and a Roman Catholic by faith. Calling hours will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be recited Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Catholic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. She is survived by two sons, Jesus M. Rodriguez and his wife, Felipa, of Hurley, and Rafael Rodriguez and his wife, Irma, of Silver City; and six daughters, Mercedes Madrid and her husband, Francisco, of Salinas, Calif., Antonia Martinez and her husband, Angel, of Silver City, Guadalupe Diaz of Silver City, Carmen De La Rosa and her husband, Angel, of Tucson, Ariz., Francisca Moreno and her husband, Jose of Silver City, and Theresa Morgan and her husband, Bill, of El Paso, Texas. She is also survived by a sister, Guadalupe Lopez of Durango, Mexico; 44 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Jose Martinez, Avelado Rodriguez, Noel Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez, Roberto Rodriguez and Mauro Diaz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RODRIGUEZ: Virginia V. Rodriguez, 93, a lifetime Bayard resident, entered life eternal Sunday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 21, 1899, in Zacatecas, Mexico. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Guadalupanas, and was a Gold Star Mother. She retired from Chino Mines after 20 years of service as a custodian. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil is to begin at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will be held Thursday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Hurley Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband of 65 years, who preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Gonzalo Rodriguez, and his wife, Susana, of Deming; and five daughters, Cecilia Gallegos and her husband, Fred, of Bayard, Anita Moreno of Belen, Isabel Casares and her husband, Epimenio, of Hurley, Petra Perez and her husband Juan, of Superior, Ariz., and Emilia Enriquez and her husband, Ignacio, of Alamogordo. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Gumie Rodriguez, Ralph Gallegos, Martin Enriquez, Richard Perez, Rudy Casares and Rudy Moreno. Honorary bearers will be Raul Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez, Ruben, Arnold and Eddie Moreno, Gilbert, Juan and David Perez, Manuel Gallegos, and Marcos and Mario Enriquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RODWELL: Patricia Rodwell, 77, of Chicago passed away Sunday at her son's residence in Silver City. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

ROE: Ronald L. Roe, 57, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Sunday morning at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROGERS: Conrad H. (Tex) Rogers, 54, passed away last Friday, after a several weeks’ illness. He had resided in Silver City for 41 years and was well known throughout the community. For many years he had been employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. Chino Mines Division. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Walker of the Methodist; church and the Rev. William Hemphill, with ritualistic services by Silver City Lodge No. 8 A. F. I. and A. M. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara M. Rogers; two sons. Bobby Joe and James, a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Glase; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Lucy Rogers; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Pavey and Mrs. Thelma Gage and a brother, Ruel Rogers.

ROGERS: Joel Lee Rogers, 65, of Bayard died Friday, Oct 21, in his residence after a short illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1918 in Alma, N. M., he son of Lee M. and Jla? Rogers and lived in the Bayard area for most of his life. Rogers was employed as a carpenter with Kennecott Copper Mines or 38 years, retiring in 1978. He served as a staff sergeant with the 8OO Coast Artillery Regiment Anti-Aircraft of the U. S. Army during World War 11 and was one of the survivors of the Bataan Death March. Rogers survived by his wife, Isie Mae Williams Rogers of Bayard; his mother, Ula Rogers of Bayard; one daughter, Natti Eileen Mullins of Denver; one son, Marshall S. Rogers of Anon, Texas; four sisters; Gladys Hill, of Montano, Glenda Nelson, all of Silver City and Billy Burch of Bayard; seven brothers, Leonard Rogers, Randall M. Rogers, Lester Rogers, A. C. Rogers, Donald F. Rogers, all of Bayard, James Rogers of Arenas valley and Larry Rogers of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee M. Rogers, in 1978 and a brother, Ronald R. Rogers, in 1975. Services were held Oct 24 in the Curtis Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Rev. Gerald Stockstill of the Church of Christ of Andrews. Texas. Burial was in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors being provided by VFW, American Legion, and the ex POW's from Bataan. Serving as active pallbearers were Richard Rogers, Randy Rogers, Buddy Rogers, Scott Rogers, Jit Rogers and Roddy Rogers. The horary pallbearers were Emitt Hill, Darrell Hill, Dennis Rogers, Jonny Rogers, Kenneth Rogers, Daren Rogers, Michael Gibbs, Mark Rogers, Ken Rogers, Glenn Rogers, Troy Montano and Roger Montano and the Bataan Veterans of American Ex P0W's. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROGERS: Lorene M. Rogers, 85, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Thursday, April 30, at her home. She was born Dec. 23, 1912, in Albuquerque to dairy farmers C.H. and Mary Blumenshine Christ. She graduated from Albuquerque High in. 1931. On Nov. 7, 1933, she married Charles "Dode" Rogers. After raising her family and retiring from teaching, she devoted her energies to her love of flowers through her active participation in her garden clubs. She and her husband also enjoyed traveling with their many friends. She was an active member of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Minnie Rutherford and Margie Shook; and one brother, Harold Christ. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Charles "Dode" Rogers of the home, a daughter, Marilyn Young of Phoenix; two sons, Charles W. Rogers Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Mesilla, and Richard C. Rogers and his wife, Sue, of Yucca Valley, Calif.; her brother, Elvin D. Christ, and his wife, Mavis, of Truth or Consequences; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev; August K. Ristow officiating. Entrusted to the care' of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

ROGERS: Mrs. Helen F. Rogers, 42, passed away Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital, following a long illness She had resided in Silver City for the past 20 years and was a public school nurse for 16 years. Survivors are her husband, James G. Rogers; a daughter, Edna Jane Rogers; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fraser, and four sisters Mrs. B. V. Hedges, Silver City; Mrs. Adam Powers Organ, N. M.; Mrs. C. C. Wilson, Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. Hal R. Brumbach, Vandenburg Force Base, CA. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Garry Kamerling of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

ROGERS: Mrs. Katherine J Rogers, 86, died here Monday morning. Mrs. Rogers had been a resident of Silver city for the past seven years and was the widow of Benton S Rogers. Mrs. Rogers was a former resident of Reserve. She is survived by four sons, Benton C Rogers of Sedona, Az; Woodrow E Rogers of Clifton Az.; James T Rogers of Silver City and Claude S Rogers of Tucson; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Cook of Lordsburg; six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Jo Hollowell of Odessa TX and Miss Mammie Jackson of Vienna Va. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright mortuary chapel Wednesday afternoon with the Rev James G McClelland of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating with Interment following In the Masonic Cemetery, Casket bearers were Sidney, Jones, Jake Scott, Roy Anthony, William Shean, Shirl Reese and John Gaines, Jr.

ROGERS: Mrs. Myrtle S. Rogers, 78, a resident of Silver City for 53 years died Saturday at Hillcrest General hospital in Silver City. Mrs. Rogers was born in Van Buren County, Ark., and was the widow of the late James E. Rogers. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Faye Botts, of Escondido, Calif.; a brother, Arvin Boone of Anthony; two sisters, Mrs. Bess Webster of Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. Mabel Grigar of Houston Tex.; and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were conducted in the Curtis Mortuary Wednesday, by Mr. Albert Botts of the Church of Christ Escondido, Calif., assisted by Mr. Eugene Clapp of the Church of Christ, Silver City. Burial services were in Memory Lane Cemetery.

ROGERS: Sarah Frances Kiehne "Sallie" Rogers passed away Sunday, July 18, at Mount Graham Community Hospital in Safford, Ariz. She was born in Reserve on Oct. 25, 1913, to August and Perfecta Kiehne. She grew up hi Reserve and was a graduate of Reserve High School. On June 8, 1935, she married Woodrow E. "Woody" Rogers, now of Safford, who survives her. Other survivors are a sister, Lena K. Shellhorn, and husband, C.E. "Junior" Shellhorn, of Glenwood; a brother, Earl Guy Kiehne, and wife, Lydia, of Las Cruces; two sisters-in-law, Zona Kiehne of Deming and Katherine R. Cook of Safford; and two brothers-in-law, Benton C. Rogers and wife, Edna, of Cottonwood, Ariz., and James T. Rogers and wife, Mable, of Silver City. Among surviving nieces and nephews are Wayne and Auggie Shellhorn of Glenwood, Yolanda S. O'Connell of Tyrone, Karlena K. McCargish of Silver City, and Charley Kiehne of Deming. Other nephews, nieces, and cousins also survive. In additions to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Karl Kiehne; a sister, Estella K. Wooldridge; and a nephew. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Caldwell mortuary Chapel in Safford.

ROGERS: Charles Wesley Rogers Sr., 70, died Monday in Globe, Ariz., while visiting his daughter. Mr. Rogers was born Dec.1, 1916 in Bartless, Okla. on June 25, 1943, in Battle Creek, Mich., he married Kathleen P. Brown of Quemado. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Baptist Church, the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413, Silver City Loyal Order of Moose No. 1718, and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen P. (Kay) Rogers of Silver City; a daughter, Rhonda Kaye Malone of Globe; six grandchildren, Yvonne Kay Rogers, Machell Irene Rogers and Charles Wesley Rogers III, all of Silver City, and Rebecca Pearl Malone, Richard Joe Malone Jr. and Rodney Wayne Malone, all of Globe, a brother, Fred Davis of Wichita, Kan.; and nephews and nieces, Jeffrey Davis of Orlando, Fla., Jim Rogers, Charles Rogers and Mary Ann Birdsong, all of Cherryvale, Kan., and Jean Riech of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and numerous other nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held tonight from 5-7 in the Wheeler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Miki West officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Pallbearers will be Jim Moore, Fred Thomas, Grover Ray, Willard Dixon, Larry Clifton and Jerry Nelson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Davis, Gene Renfro. Charlie Thacker, Richard Franks, Jerry Williams, Frank Kincheloe, Don Werner and Wendle Moss.

RODGERS: J.E. Rodgers, 59, died at the Silver City general hospital on Tuesday after a long illness. He was born in Bee Branch, Ark., and came to Grant county in 1913 and has made his home here every since. Surviving Mr. Rodgers are his widow, Myrtle; a son Troy, both of Silver City; a daughter Gustafoy? of El Cajon, Calif; four grandchildren and three brothers. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Church of Christ at 3 o'clock. Rev. Thos E. Cudd will officiate and burial will be in the city cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Active pallbearers will be Wendel Brent, George Curtis, J.W. McCain, E.W. Jacobs, Glenn young, and B.L. Clark. Honorary pall bears will be Messrs. Clapp, Longotham, Foster, West, Harris, and Lanehart.

ROGERS: Jeanne Rogers, a resident of Bayard, entered life eternal this morning at her home. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROGERS: Lee M. Rogers, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 3, in Las Cruces. Mr. Rogers was born in Sonora, Texas, and had been a long-time resident of Grant County where he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corporation for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Ula Rogers of Bayard, four daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Delbert Hill of Silver City, Bly and Dean Burch of Bayard, Lu and Larry Montano and Glenda and Jerry Nelson, Silver City, a daughter-in-law, Shirley Rogers of Bayard, six sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Elsie Rogers, Leonard and Jeanne Rogers all of Bayard, Bob and Pat Rogers of Hurley, Lester and Norma Rogers, Donald and Judy Roger Rogers all of Bayard, Larry and Carlitta Rogers of Silver City, his two sons, Randall Rogers and A.C. Rogers both of Bayard, forty grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Rogers and a grandson, Tommy Burch. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb.6, at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Mr. Kenneth Evans officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Rogers' grandsons.

ROGERS: Leonard Franklin Rogers, 69, of Bayard died Tuesday in his residence after having heart problems for several years. He was born in Globe Ariz., on May 5, 1924, the son of Lee M. and Ula Rogers. Mr. Rogers married Jeanne Bodine on Aug. 9, 1947, in Silver City. He graduated from Hurley High School in 1943, and Western New Mexico University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He received his Master of Arts degree in May 1972. Mr. Rogers served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy Seabees from August 1943 through March 1946 during World War II. He joined Elks Lodge No. 413 of Silver City in 1972. He retired in 1984 from teaching after 31 years of service, mostly with the Cobre School District. He was a member of local, state and national education associations. He coached Little League and Senior League teams from 1958 to 1970, spending many enjoyable hours with children. His special interests were vast and varied. Among them were bowling, camping, hunting, fishing, water-skiing, golfing, and telling stories and jokes. Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Jeanne E. Bodine Rogers of Bayard; his mother, Ula Rogers of Bayard; two sons, Dennis Rogers and his wife, Herbie, of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Randy Rogers and his wife, Pam, of Bayard; one daughter, Ava Barris, and her husband, Larry of Silver City; seven grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Jesse, Michelle, Justin, Brian and Jere; four sisters, Gladys Hill, Bly Burch, Lou Montano and Glenda Nelson; and six brothers, James R. Rogers, Randall M. Rogers, Lester C. Rogers, A.C. Rogers, Donald F. Rogers and Larry W. Rogers, all of Grant County. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee M. Rogers, in 1978, a brother, Ronald R. Rogers, in 1975, and a brother, Joel L. Rogers, in 1983. Visitation will start at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel under the direction of the Rev. Duane Springer and Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. A graveside service will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No., 18 of the American Legion. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Rogers, Matthew Rogers, Jesse Barris, Justin Barris and Brian Rogers, and a nephew, Gary Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandson, Jere Barris, his nephews and his many friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His special smile and quick wit will long be remembered by friends and family. Arrangements are under the directions of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

ROGERS: Mrs. Lucy King Rogers, 84, passed away Sunday in Silver City. Born in Texas in 1875, she came to New Mexico in 1912 with her husband, the late William J. Rogers. In recent years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Pavey in Santa Rita. Surviving are a son, Ruel A. Rogers, Tucson; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Gage, Carlsbad, and the daughter in Santa Rita; four sisters, Mrs. William Siddens, Clovis, Mrs. Veva Hawkins, Mrs. Sally Langford and Mrs. Alma Hudgens, Plainview, Texas; and three brothers, James King, Lockwood, N.M., Frank and Albert King Plainview. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. H. Lee Sullivan, pastor of the Santa Rita Baptist Church, conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

ROGERS: Mrs. Nancy Jane Rogers, 92, of Bayard, who has lived most of her life in Grant County, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. She was a native of Ellisjay, GA. Survivors of the deceased include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Weaver of Eades, CO.; and five sons, Frank Rogers, Audria Rogers and Claude Rogers of Onta, OK, and Charlie Rogers and Paul Rogers of Bayard. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary with the Rev. George Newman of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

ROGERS: Paul G. Rogers, 85, died Sunday evening in the Fort Bayard Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 24, 1904, in Ellijay, Ga. Mr. Rogers was raised in Alabama and moved to New Mexico in 1925. He was employed on Eastman Koda's uranium enrichment project at Oakridge, Tenn., from 1943 until 946. He was a former employee of Chino Mines, worked as a core driller for E.R. Mantheny for many years, and later became a independent core driller contractor until his retirement in 1975. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with Paster Bill Foster officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Senia Rogers of Bayard; a son, Cutis Rogers and his wife, Susan, of Carefree, Artiz; a daughter, Paula Stretz and her husband, Larry, of Los Alamos; a sister, Mary Weaver of Bayard; a son-in-law, Denzil Hartless of Addison, Texas; four grandchildren; Marla Stell of Bartlesville, Okla., Shauna Tasker of Lubbock, Texas, Paul Jason Rogers of Bayard and Curtis Stetz of Los Alamos; and two great grandchildren, Lindsey and Kristin Tasker, both of Lubbock. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doyal Hartless. Casket bearers will be Dub Parker, George Cline, Henry Davis, Ray Silva, Paul Reeves and Dennis Stell. Honorary bearers will be Charlie Stetz, Cephus Bobo, Frank Miller and Jeff Ray. Entrusted in the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROGERS: Randy D. Rogers, 41, of Bayard passed away Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 22, 1952, in Alamogordo to Leonard Franklin and Jeanne Elizabeth (Bodine) Rogers. He graduated from Cobre High School in 1970. He taught himself computer programming and used his knowledge in computers to help many others. He was an excellent water-skier and he learned snow skiing from his mother. He loved archery, bowling, volleyball, hunting and golf, and he wouldn't let his mother win. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy football fan. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, and horseshoes with his children and his friends. Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife of 19 years, Pamela Rogers, a son, William Michael Rogers, and a daughter, Jennifer Michelle Rogers, all of the family home; his mother, Jeanne Rogers of Bayard; a brother, Dennis R. Rogers, and his wife, Martha, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; a sister, Ava Barris, and her husband, Larry, of Silver City; four nieces, and seven nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Franklin Rogers, in June. Visitation will be from 5-7 tonight at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 210 W. College Ave. in Silver City. His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Bill Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Rogers, Matthew Rogers, Jesse Barris, Gary Rogers, Buddy Rogers and Brad Malone. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his nephews, cousins and friends. Contributions in his name may be made to Samaritan Transplant Services, Phoenix, Ariz. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

ROGERS: Ray Rogers, 39, was struck by a train and instantly killed late Tuesday night, when he was walking near the railroad crossing just south of the Bayard depot. He was employed by the U.S. Mining Co and had been working here only a short while. He was originally from Arizona. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cox mortuary.

ROGERS: Ruel A. Rogers, 64, a resident of Silver City since 1912 died last Tuesday, August 5 in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Rogers was a contractor and builder and was born in Thurber, Tex. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a son, Ruel A. Jr. of Silver City; a stepson, Bud Carpenter of Boise, Idaho and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sheila Gilliland of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Pavey of Phoenix, and Mrs. Thelma Gage of Carlsbad. There are ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Nelson Funeral Home in Las Cruces with interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Oney Hughes, Ed Martin, J. Franey Foy, Wayne Pruitt, John Miller and E.F. Hawkins.

ROGERS: Verla May Rogers, 86, died March 5 at the Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rogers was born Dec. 23, 1897 in Mobile, Ala., the daughter of Charlie Hill Ellington and Georgia Della Mothershed. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Church of Christ, VFW Auxiliary, the Rebecca's, the Sr. Citizen Club and the Racketeer Sr. Citizen Band in Hobbs, NM. Survivors include a grandson and his wife, Glenn I. and Nancy Strange and two great-grandchildren, Wade and Monica Strange of Silver City. Services were held March 7 in Hobbs under the direction of the Griffin Funeral Home, with interment following at a later date at the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. Local arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROHLFING: Russell H. Rohlfing, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 12, at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Rohlfing was a native of Decatur County, Ind., and had resided in Silver City for the past seven months. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Rohlfing is survived by his wife, Mrs. Toni Kay Rohlfing and one stepdaughter, Dawn Hurst, both of Silver City. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Edna Link of Greensburg, End, and three brothers, Virgil Rohlfing and Roland Rohlfing, both of Greensburg, Ind.and Lester Rohlfing of Tampa, Fla. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dave Hoagland of the Allingham-Golding Post #18 of the American Legion conducting the services. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.


ROJAS: Carmen C. Rojas, 77 died Saturday, Feb. 12 in Calexico. Calif. She was born and lived in Silver City until she moved to Calexico to be with her son. She was preceded in death by her husband Angel Flores on Feb. 5, 1983. She is survived by two sons, Jesus Rojas of Calexico, Calif: Albert Rojas of Albuquerque; a daughter, Lou Gonzales of Albuquerque: 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The rosary service was held Wednesday. Feb. 16 at Wheeler Funeral Home and the funeral mass will be held Thursday. Feb. 17 at 10 am at the St Francis Newman Center, with the Rev. Robert Getz officiating.

ROJO: Alejandro O. Rojo, 67, died Wednesday. Mr. Rojo was a communicant of the Catholic Church; and was a member of the American Legion; the Cavern City, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 13; and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Chapter 22. He is survived by two brothers, Antonio Rojo and Rodrigo Rojo, and a sister, Juana R. Molina, all of Carlsbad. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ROWLAND: Christine Rowland, 85, of Gila died unexpectedly at home the morning of Sunday, Oct. 18. She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the eldest of seven siblings in a loving and outgoing Greek-American family. She grew up and graduated from Austin High School in Chicago. Her vivacious, generous personality and intelligence allowed her to make and keep a wide circle of friends of all ages- many of them artists, writers and actors - whom she nurtured, inspired and corresponded with her entire life. She met and married her husband of 65 years, Neal, in college and together they made a loving home and oasis for their children, relatives, and extended "family of friends." Mrs. Rowland was known for her voracious and tireless appetite for reading and for collecting art and music; for her green thumb; and, most of all, for her unique ability to recognize, appreciate and - encourage each person's special gifts and talents. She will be missed by her son, Stephen Rowland, and his wife, Nina, of Muscoda, Wis., and her daughters, Katherine Rowland and her husband, John Thrower, and Stacy Schwarz and her husband, Walter, all of Gila; as well as three grandchildren; and many, many friends. She is also survived by her sisters, Helen Yannias of Westchester, Ill, and Ann Kent of Boulder Nicholas Metropolis of Los Alamos. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROLLINS: James H. Rollins, 77, died here Saturday evening after a. lingering illness. Mr. Rollins had resided here for the past38 years. He was retired from the, Kennecott Copper Corporation and had been 'a' salesman for local stores following his retirement. He is survived by his widow Alta, of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Frances J. Figgins of "Glendora Calif., and Mrs. Maria A. Ilse of El Campo, Texas; and one son, the Rev. Fr. J. H. Rollins, Jr., of Laguna Beach Calif; Mr. Rollins was a veteran of World War l and a member of the Elks. Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Wednesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with' the Rev. C. M. Henderson of the Church of the *Good Shepherd officiating Intombment was In the Memory Lane Cemetery Mausoleum. Casket bearers were Frank Lea, Frank Griswold, Wayne Hawk, Merril Maudlin, Joe R. Stewart and John Menard.

ROLLINS: James Rollins received word recently of the death of his brother, Lind Rollins, retired contractor, who passed away in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 47. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Rosemary Wilcoxon; and another brother, H. B. Robbins of Los Angeles. Burial was in Los Angeles.

ROMAN: Anselmo Salaiz Roman, 90, longtime Grant County resident, dies Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9,1899, in Deming, retired from Chino Mines, and was a member of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Calling hours will be today from 2-9p.m. in Baca’s Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery of Silver City. Survivors are six daughters, Elvira Delgadillo of Los Angeles, Calif., Dora Misquez of Bayard, Lupe Mendoza of Silver City, Beatrice Aguilar of Downey, Calif., and Anita Marquez and Amalia Cordero, both of Huntington Park, Calif,; one sister, Odilia Gandara of Silver City; one brother, Tom Placencio of Gallup; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in January 1981, and a son, Jose Roman, in March 1988. Casket bearers will be Edward and Daniel Misquez, Paul and George Valencia, Joseph Aguilar and Gilbert Roman. Honorary bearers will be his sons-in-laws, Emilio Delgadillo, Domingo Misquez, Bobby Mendoza, Robert Aguilar, Liberato Marquez and Arthur Cordero. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROMAN: Jose Lucero Roman, 63, a lifelong Grant County resident, died Monday afternoon in Silver City. He was born Dec. 27, 1924 in Mogollon and was a retired meat cutter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans of Bayard and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Calling hours are this afternoon from 2-4 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary and Mass of the Christian burial will be held this evening at 7 in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. A Catholic funeral service will be Thursday morning at 10, also in San Lorenzo Catholic Church, with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating. Interment will follow in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Galaz Roman of San Lorenzo; one son, Steve Salaiz of Deming; one daughter, Beatrice Archuleta of Mimbres; his father, Anselmo Roman of San Lorenzo; six sisters, Elvira Delgadillo, Betty Aguilar, Annie Marquez and Molly Cordero of Los Angeles, Calif., Dora Misquez of Bayard and Lupe Mendoza of Silver City; two grandsons, Jimmy and Patrick Archuleta of Mimbres; one great-grandson, Aaron Archuleta of Hurley; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Roman, in 1981. Casket bearers will be Jack Hermosillo, Ruben Montoya Jr., Jimmy Archuleta, Jose Salaiz, Manuel Pedraza and Jerry Torres. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROMERO: J. Romero 69, a pioneer resident of Grant County, was fatally injured on the McDonald ranch near White Signal, the past week, when he was thrown from a pickup truck. He was employed on the ranch. Following the accident he was brought to Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City where death resulted from a brain hemorrhage. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Saturday following mass that morning at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church. Interment took place Sunday in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Aniceto Romero, Pueblo, Colo., Vincente, Silver City, and two daughters, Mrs. Ignacio Hernandez, Tucson, Ariz., and Miss Bentura Dolores Romero, Silver City, and 12 grandchildren.

ROMERO: Anthony Albert Romero, 16, resident of 2100 S. Platinum Ave., Deming died Saturday afternoon at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1967 in Silver City and had lived in Deming since 1967 where he attended the Deming Public Schools. Rosary services were Tuesday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass was Wednesday morning at Holy Family Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Sullivan officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Yolanda Romero of the home; five sisters, Mamie, Edith, Mary and Lynnette Romero of Deming and Melody Placencio of Henderson, Nevada; grandparents, Alice Lardizabal of Central and Adela Placencio of Henderson, Nevada. Serving as pallbearers were Ricky Renteria, Tim Urbaniak, Juan Gonzales, Robbie Barela, Robert Rios and Joe Armijo. Honorary hearers are Norbert Placencio Albert Placencio Jr., Richard Marquez and David Sosoya. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

ROMERO: Consuelo Parra Romero, 88, died Thursday afternoon in Fort Bayard. Mrs. Romero was born in Savinal, Chihuahua, Mexico, but was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and a member of the Central Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Romero is survived by six daughters, Elvira Valencia of Bayard Leonor Cisneros of San Francisco, Calif., Annie Salaiz of Central, Lilia Ramirez of Bayard, Margaret Sifuentes of Bayard, and Eva Rodriguez of Albuquerque; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dario Romero in 1952, a Son, Sabino Romero, in 1965, and a grandson, Ronnie Cisnaros in 1984. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2pm Monday. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church with the Rev Thomas Perez officiating. Internment will follow in the Hanover cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Larry Sifuentes, Hector Ramirez, Rany Sifuentes, Michael Cisnaros, Robert Rodriquez, Ricardo Rodriquez, David Salais. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Mena Ramirez Mellman, Yolanda Cisnaros, Consuela Valencia Raley, Anna Ramirez Kelly, Rose Marie Valencia Schnalzer, Mary Lou Ramirez Rodriquez, Denise Sifuentes, and Sylvia Salais. Arrangements by Wheeler.

ROMERO: Hipolita Saenz Romero, 45, of Cotton City passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, from injuries received in an automobile accident. The rosary will be recited tonight at 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Jalisco, Durango, Mexico. Mrs. Romero was Born Aug 13 1954 in Jalisco. She was the daughter of Israel Saenz and Juana Guerra Saenz. She is survived by her husband, Jose, of Cotton City; three daughters, Sandra Romero, Maria Romero and Erica Romero, and two sons, Jesus Romero and Oscar Romero, all of Cotton City; two sisters, Teresa Rodriguez and her husband, Raul, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Maria Luisa Morua of Parra, Chihuahua, Mexico; two brothers, Ignacio Saenz and his wife, Patricia, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ilario Saenz and his wife, Isabel, of Parral; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Romero was a cook for Shady Grove restaurant. She was a loving wife and mother, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROMERO: Jose S Romero 43, a veteran of WW II died Jan 1 in Albuquerque where he had resided the past 10 years. He was a former resident of Hanover for many years and well-known in Grant County. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, followed by funeral mass at the Bayard Catholic Church, the Rev, Fr. Frank Sienna officiating. Burial was in the Hanover Cemetery with full military honors.

ROMERO: Larry Bruce Romero, 27, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, February 6. Mr. Romero was a lifelong resident of Reserve, and was employed by Southwest Forest Industries at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Romero, two daughters, Miss Laura Romero and Miss Delfina Romero, two sons, Lawrence Romero and Rutilio Romero, his parents1 Mr. and Mrs. Rutilio S. Romero and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nickanora Romero, all of Reserve. Survivors also include four brothers, Wilford Romero of Albuquerque, Leroy Romero of Cibecue, Az. and Bernie Romero and Fernie Romero, both of Reserve, and three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Vallejos of Reserve, Mrs. Mary Clark of Cliff and Mrs. Patsy Anaya of St. Johns, Az. Rosary services were recited Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Reserve. The Funeral Mass was said Tuesday. February 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Reserve with burial following in the Frisco Cemetery. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ROMERO: Louisa C Romero, 92, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died at her home Friday following an illness. Mrs. Romero is survived by two daughters, Rosalie Lucey and her husband, Joseph, of Long Beach, Calif., and Elena R. Morgan and her husband, P.R., of Harrisburg, Pa.; a s01i; John R. Romero and his wife, Olivia, of Santa Fe; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Candy Padilla and Vera Carrion, and her caregiver Angelica Navarez. Mrs. Romero was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America, with which she served as grand regent for two terms. She was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1969, and the tax assessor for McKinley County. Service arrangements will he announced by Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors of Albuquerque.

Mrs. Manuel Romero of Santa Rita was notified by The Adjutant General's Office by wire on July 18 that her husband was missing in action since July 10. On July 25 she received another wire from The Adjutant General stating that he was killed in action on July 10. On August1, she had a letter confirming this information. Romero was born in Santa Rita attended the schools here and was a student at the high school at Hurley for two years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Telesforo Romero of Santa Rita. His sister, Mary Esther, graduated from Hurley high school this past June. After he left school, he' was employee in the mine at Santa Rita. In May 1952 he was married to Miss. Natalia Anaya, granddaughter of Mrs. Prudencia Gonzales of Silver City, They have a little son, Frankie.

ROMERO: Maria Antonia Peralta Romero, 75, a lifelong resident of Reserve, entered eternal rest Sunday, Oct. 25, at Presbyterian~ Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born April 25, 1923, in Frisco, N.M., to Emilio and Donicia Peralta. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 5 in the evening Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Reserve. The vigil service will fo1low at 6 with Father Fitzpatrick leading in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 in the morning at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Fitzpatrick officiating Concluding services and interment will follow at the Middle Frisco Cemetery. Mrs. Romero is survived by her husband, Porfirio Romero, two sons, Porfirio D Romero Jr and his wife Mary Ann, and Harry James Romero and his wife, Linda, all of Reserve; a daughter, Antoinette R. Villa, and her husband, Ramon "Chito," of Silver City; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Porfirio Romero Jr., Harry Romero, Ramon Villa, Clairdio Miranda, Sal Armijo and Justin Romero. Honorary bearers are her family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emilio and Donicia Peralta; five brothers; and two sisters. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROMERO: Mrs. Josephine Romero, former resident of San Lorenzo, died last Thursday following heart surgery in the City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, Ca. She was the daughter of Mrs. Elijinio Portillo of Mesa, Az. Survivors are her husband, Jim Romero, three adapted children, Johnny, Tommy and Narciso; two sister Mrs. Epimeojo Costales of Silver City and Mrs. Cresillo Silva, of Hurley; three half-sisters, Socorro, Soledad and Charlota, all of Mesa, Ariz.; and one half-brother, Frank Portillo, of Mesa, Ariz. Funeral services were held Monday at the Church of Christ in Silver City, the Rev. Manuel Gutierrez, of El Paso, officiating. Burial took place in the San Lorenzo Cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

ROMERO: Death last Friday claimed Precilano C. Romero, 62 well known resident of Central. A heart attack was fatal. Mr. Romero was a mechanic employed by the American Smelting & Refining Co. and also had business interest in Central. Rosary services were held Tuesday night at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass Wednesday morning at the Central Catholic Church, Burial took place in the Central cemetery, Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erminda Romero; two sons, Frank of Carlsbad and Fred of San Diego, CA two daughters Mrs. Molly Espinosa, Sal Diego, and Mrs. Mary Diaz Fayette, N.C.; A sister Mrs. Jennie Roberts, of Pojoaque, N. M, also survives.

ROMERO: Rosa Cordova Romero, 90, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Monday, Aug.10, at her home. She was born Dec. 26, 1907, in Mimbres to the late Albino and Francisca (Herrera) Cordova. She was a devoted homemaker. Private funeral services have been scheduled for the family. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Nelson; a son, David, and his wife, Shirley, of Lordsburg; and four daughters, Irene Crespin and Katy Romero, both of Santa Clara, Virginia Valdez and her husband, Joseph, of Dixon, and Lydia Byington and her husband, Mike, of Silver City. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Arlen Crespin, Lard Sanchez, Mark Valdez, Scott Valdez and David Byington; 'and seven great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROMERO: Dan Romero, 63, died in Silver City. Mr. Romero was born in Mora, NM and was living in Hurley at the time of his death. He was a communicant of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church and a hard rock miner by trade, having worked for a long time with R.E.E. in Mercury, Nevada for Atomic Energy Commission and for Bunker Hill Mining Company in Kellogg, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Romero of Hurley; one daughter, Betty Ann Baird of Las Vegas, Nev.; four sons, Henry Romero of Portland, Ore., Eddie Romero of Hurley, Jose Danny Romero of Silver City, George McCarrell of San Diego, Calif; two brothers, Luis Romero of Ojo Feliz, NM, Arthuro Romero of Albu., and 14 grandchildren. Rosary services were recited and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated with Father Benito Suen officiating. Both services were held at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Serving as pallbearers were Ruben Maynes, Michael Baird, Henry Romero, Danny Romero, Jr, Johnny Woods and Joe Castillo. Interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to infant Jesus Catholic Church in the form of Masses. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

ROMERO: Ester K. Romero, 81, died recently in Reserve. She was born Jan. 22, 1903 to Emil and Euphalia Kiehne in Reserve. She was a lifetime resident of Reserve. She is survived by two daughters, Dora Jiron and Ella Rael both of Reserve; two grandchildren, Esther Rickman of Albuquerque and Lois Robertson of Springerville,AZ, two great-grandchildren, Paul and Sean Robertson of Springerville and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Officiating was Rev. R.R. Archuleta. Pallbearers were Zeno Kiehne, Gary Kiehne and Steve Romero. Honorary pallbearers were John Hogsett, Fermin Aragon, Eldon Waggoner, Daniel Jiron, George Tachick, Paul Marshall, Shelby Amos, Randy Robertson, J.C. Enloe and Edmond Case. Arrangements were by Steadman Funeral Home in Socorro, NM.

ROMERO: Frank "Poncho" Romero, 83, passed away Saturday in Pueblo,Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Molly in 1989; a son, LeRoy "Beebops" in 1973; a brother, Joe; and a sister, Beatrice Silva. He is survived by his sons, Pat Romero, Frank Romero and Toby Romero; a brother, Mac Romero; eight grandchildren, including Gary Romero and his wife, Cecilia of Central; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 1-5 p.m. today and Tuesday. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Chapel in Pueblo. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church n Pueblo with the Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Courtesy of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROMERO: Inacio Romero, 74, passed away January 19 at his home in Magdalena, N.M. He was born June 9, 1904, a native from Reserve. He is survived by his wife Josefa, two sons and one daughter, two brothers, Jim K. Romero from Reserve and Emil Romero from McNary, Az. Funeral services were at Magdalena Monday, Jan. 23.

ROMERO: Jim K. Romero, 79, died Sunday at his home near Reserve. Mr. Romero was born in Reserve and was a life-long resident of the area. He is survived by his wife, Mary Romero: two daughters, Susie Tafoya of Phoenix and Mary Moya of Cashion, Arizona; and four sons, Tony Romero of Avondale, Arizona, Jim Romero Jr., of Pinetop, Arizona, Jessie Romero of Reserve and Dominic Romero of Phoenix. Rosary Recitation was held Monday at Mr. Romero's home. Mass of the Resurrection was held Tuesday morning at Santo Nino Catholic Church in Reserve. Burial followed in the Santo Nino Church Cemetery.

ROMERO: Nicanora S. Romero, 100, died Wednesday, November 20 in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Romero was born in Frisco, N.M., and was a life-long resident of that area, where she was a communicant of the San Francisco Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Romero and Pablita Peralta, both of Frisco, two sons, Porfirio Romero of Frisco and Rutillo Romero of Reserve, a sister, Josefita Mata of Miami, Ariz., two brothers, Jose Sedillo of Cottonwood, Ariz., Antonio Sedillo of Calif., 22 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was said Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the San Francisco Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Church, Reverend Father Robert Mathiu officiated at both services. Burial followed in the Frisco Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were, Junior Romero, Harry Romero, LeRoy Romero, Bernie Romero, Jessie Romero, Jimmy Romero, Robert Peralta Sr., and Ramon Peralta. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROMERO: Pablo Romero, 86, died in Reserve. He was born on June 21, 1898 to Pablo and Acianita Romero in Reserve. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther. He is survived by two daughters, Dora Jiron and Ella Rael both of Reserve; two brothers, Esequiel Romero and Baldemar Delgado, both of Reserve; one sister, Pablita Jiron of Reserve; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Reserve. Rev. Archuletta officiating. Pallbearers were Max Kiehne, Rogie Delgado, Victor Hogsett, Joe Romero, Billy Kiehne, George Tachick and Anselmo Lerma. Honorary pallbearers were Alex Martinez, Tom Kiehne, Pablo Armijo, Manuel Romero, Frank Matuz, Ricky Delgado, E.P. Martinez, Lauro Vigil, Hubert Faulkner, Robert Garcia, Manuel Armijo, Daniel Jiron and Mayo Ulibarri. Services were under the direction of Steadman Funeral Home in Socorro. Dinner was served at Ella's Cafe in Reserve.

ROMERO: Priscilla A. Romero, 53, a resident of Mimbres, passed away Tuesday night at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a Chapter 1 reading specialist at Bayard Elementary; was a member of a Delta Kappa Gamma; was a member of the National Education Association; and was a member of the International Reading Association. She is survived by her husband Clarence Romero of Mimbres; three daughters, Sylvia R. Pelizza and her husband, Charlie A. Pelizza, Milford, Del., Ceclia A. Romero of Orofino, Idaho, and Lydia C. Romero of Las Cruces; one son Robert D. Romero also of Las Cruces; one brother, Lester Arkie Laguna; and three sisters, Nellie Saracino of Laguna, Rebecca Keevama of Hopi Ariz. and Betty Tsonetokoy of Whittier Ca. Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 San Lorenzo Catholic Church with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado as celebrant. Following services, her body will be taken to Encinal for further services and interment. Serving as pallbearers will be Bud Tsonetokoy, John Alexander, Roman Chip, Bennie Montoya, Luis Flores, and Marcelino Segura. Honorary pallbearers will be all her friends and family. In lieu of flowers or cards, persons should make donations to the Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ROMERO: Raymondo J. Romero, 65, of Las Cruces, a former Silver City resident, entered eternal life Friday in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. He was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Anthony, N.M. A rosary service will be held at 7 this evening at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Arrey. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Romero of Silver City; a son, Joe R. Romero of Silver City; three daughters, Gloria Lopez, and Virginia and Julie Romero, all of Silver City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild of Silver City; and one brother and three sisters of Las Cruces.

ROMERO: Rosavra Romero, 80, died in the Fort Bayard Medical Center Tuesday after an extended illness. Ms. Romero was born in Reserve on June 11, 1906. She was a longtime resident of Grant County and the Reserve area. She is survived by two brothers, Manuel Romero of Riverside, Calif., and Peter Romero of Springerville, Ark. She was preceded in death by her brother, Nago Romero, in 1976. Graveside services will be at the Reserve Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery Monday at 11 a.m. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROMERO: Steve Romero 23, passed away at a Phoenix hospital last week. Steve graduated from Reserve High School. He was living in Tennessee where he was a hairdresser. Rosary was at the San Francisco Catholic Church at 7 P.M. in Sunday, April 15. Funeral services were Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at the San Francisco Cemetery with Father Manero presiding. Steve is survived by his parents Eligio and Irene Romero, a brother Larry Romero from Phoenix, Ariz. and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Eulogio Cordova. Pallbearers were James Hansen, Eugene Armijo, Jerry Armijo, Tim Estrada, Pete Lucero and Danny Robertson.

ROMERO: Teresa Romero, 77, a resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Vicente Romero of Silver City; two sisters, Lucy Lopez of Silver City and Eloisa Bencomo of Safford, Ariz.; one brother, Antonio P. Davila of Pinos Altos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is today from 2-7:30 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:30, also in the Curtis-Bright chapel, with the Rev. Rod Nichols as celebrant. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Nichols as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Pinos Altos cemetery. Casket bearers will be Albert Morales, David Bencomo, Michael Davila, Manuel Arzaga, Estevan Bencomo and Billy Davila. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ROMERO: Paul U. Romero, 19, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Saturday in Las Cruces. He was born June 20, 1976, in Frankfurt, West Germany, to Robert Romero and Clara Polanco. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his father, Robert Romero, and his mother, Clara Polanco, both of Las Cruces; and three sisters, Andrea P. Romero, Angelique P. Romero and Roberta P. Romero, and a nephew, Juhen Lee Roberts, all of Las Cruces. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Uvaldo and Teresa Romero of Grants, and his maternal grandmother, Angelita Polanco of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ysidro Polanco; his uncle, Paul Romero; and many other relatives. Calling hours begin at 6 this evening in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Relatives of the family are invited to attend the funeral liturgy Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Las Cruces. The rite of committal and interment will follow n Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Mario Ward, Jason Sanloyal, Chuck Romero, John Cardon, and Jaime and Josh Perea. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruses.

ROMINGER: Carrie E. Rominger, 88, formerly of Indianapolis, Md. passed away at Ft. Bayard Medical Center Friday. January 14. Mrs. Rominger was born in Lapel, Ind. and had been living here for about the last five years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris in 1963. She is survived by one son, Morris I. Rominger of Silver City, N.M. and two grandchildren. Mrs. Rominger was taken back to Hope, Md., were graveside services were held Tuesday January 18, in the Moravian Cemetery.

ROMINGER: Morris S. Rominger, 79, the father of Morris Rominger, coach of Silver High School died the past week at the family home In Indianapolis, Ind. His son flew to Indiana to be at the services.

ROMINGER: Mrs. Amma Nell Rominger, 61, died in Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, Sunday, June 9, Mrs. Rominger was a native of Hillsboro, and had lived in Bayard for 38 years. She is survived by her husband, Daniel O. Rominger of Bayard; one son, Andrew D., of Albuquerque; two grandchildren and two brothers, Tom Rix of Los Angles, Ca. and Marcellus Rix of Wilcox, Az. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel the Rev. Steve Russell of the First United Methodist Church of Bayard officiated. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Kasten, Bob Porter, Grady Latham, Eddie Delgado, Bennie Montoya and Rex Dempsey.

ROOK: Cuvie S. Rook, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 19, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bright Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Rod Chandler will officiate. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Rook was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Arkansas, the son of J.M. Rook and Lavada Priddy Rook. He is survived by three brothers, C.M. Rook of Sherman, Texas, O.N. Rook and his wife, Jonell, of Downey, Calif., and Eulas Rook and his wife, Katherine, of Lakewood, Calif.; one sister, Wanda Fergerson, and her husband, Earl of Longmont, Colo.: a half-brother, Cecil Stockton of Knoxville, Tenn.; a niece. Donnie Foreman of Mimbres, with whom Mr. Rook lived for more than 30 years; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Rook was born in Arkansas and at a early age moved to Paris, Texas. He lived there many years and about 30 years ago he moved to Mimbres, where he helped Donnie Foreman with the Rio Mimbres Lodge. He was a charter member of Rio Mimbres Baptist Church, where he served as the custodian for many years. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROOKS: Garnet Marie Rooks, 77, died early Friday morning in Albuquerque where she had been a resident the last 15 years. She was born Sept. 9, 1912, in Mogollon, to Emma Kelly and Willis B. Shellhorn, longtime Catron County residents. Mrs. Rooks was a homemaker, former resident of Glenwood, and a member of the Catholic Church. Calling hours for Mrs. Rooks will be today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels from 2-8 pm. Funeral services will be held this evening at 6:30 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Concluding graveside services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 in the Glenwood Cemetery of Glenwood with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Survivors include her husband, Paul S. Rooks of Albuquerque; one son, Montie P. Rooks of Gila; one daughter, Marlene Riley of Clovis; one brother, Kenneth Shellhorn of Glenwood; one sister, Harriet Marty of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Raymond Riley, Stewart Rooks, Wayne Howard, and Craig, Randy and Wayne Shellhorn. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROOKS: Paul S. Rooks, 82, a resident of Gila, formerly of Lamar County, Texas, died Wednesday in Silver City. Mr. Rooks was born Nov. 24, 1913 in Lamar County, the son of Jess R. and Katherine Mitchell Rooks. He went to school at Hudsonville, Midway and Paris, Texas. Mr. Rooks came to New Mexico in the mid-1930s as a worker with the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Glenwood. Later on he worked in Mogollon and then in Morenci, Ariz. for Phelps Dodge. He also was part owner of a motel in Chambers, Ariz. He retired in 1991. Mr. Rooks was a member of the Baptist Church, was a Mason, and was a member of the Elks and Shriners organizations. He married Garnett Shellhorn on Oct. 5, 1935 in Silver City. She preceded him in death Oct. 27, 1989. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Montie and Sharon Rooks of Gila; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Earl Riley of Clovis; a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Katherine Rooks of Paris, Texas; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

ROOKS: Vera Lee Rooks, 63, a longtime resident of Silver City, died Thursday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 19, 1933, in Duncan, Ariz., to Leonard P. Zumwalt and Bessie M. Dees Zumwalt, On Dec. 8, 1952, she married Frank G. Rooks in Deming. Mrs. Rooks was a homemaker, was a Baptist by faith, loved the outdoors and all of nature, and was a strong-willed woman with a heart of gold. She was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Rebekah Degree for 30 years. She was always concerned with the happiness of her family. She spread so much love to all of them and she will be dearly missed by all of them. Survivors include her husband, Frank Rooks of the home; her mother, Bessie Zumwalt of Silver City; and Gordon Rooks of Silver City, and his children, Gordon Thomas Rooks and Patrick Franklin Rooks; a daughter Verna.

ROOSA: Word was received this past week by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Forsyth of Gila of the death in Little Rock, Ark., of Mrs. Omar Roosa, the former Beth Freckman, of Silver City and daughter of the late Mrs. John Condon. Mrs. Roosa spent her early years in Silver City where she attended the public schools and graduated from the Normal School She completed her college education at the University of Southern California. Returning to her home here, she began her career as a teacher in the Grant County school system and the Public Schools of Silver City during the years Miss Lela Manville was superintendent. Aside from teaching, Mrs. Roosa was an accomplished pianist and violinist and was a member of the Fort Bayard Orchestra and also was a member of the Episcopal church of the Good Shepherd. Funeral services were held in Little Rock last Friday and internment was in the National Cemetery there where her husband, who died several years ago, is buried. Immediate survivors are her uncle, Harvey Forsyth and several cousins. The deceased had a wide circle of friends in Silver City where her parents were pioneer residents.

ROPER: Joseph "Joe” Robert Roper II, 29, of Silver City passed away Thurs- day, May 20, due to a fatal accident. He was born July 10, 1969, to Jack and Barbara Roper. He attended Silver Schools and graduated from Silver High School in 1987. On July 1, 1987, his daughter, Jolynne Renea Roper, was born. In August of the same year, he joined the U.S. Army as an infantryman. He married Debbie Wilmes in February 1988 and he continued his military career at Fort Campbell, Ky., with his family. This was the beginning of his six proud years in the military, two of which he spent in Seoul, Korea, as a member of the United Nations Honor Guard Command. Upon returning from Korea, he and his family were stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, where he was a military police officer. There, his son, Robert Kyle Roper, was born Oct. 2, 1992. In 1994, he was honorably discharged from the military and returned home to live close to his relatives. Upon returning to Silver City, he began employment with Phelps Dodge. Mr. Roper was fun to be with, and was a loving, protective father, husband, son and brother. During his off time, he was with family and friends, doing what he enjoyed most: camping, riding ATVs, fishing, hunting and going four-wheeling. Al- though he left his family too soon, they will never forget him. They will always remember that he spent his last moments doing one of the things he enjoyed the most, with two of his closest friends, Mark Gomez and Hector Guerra. "This was my son whom I love and with him I was well pleased. In heaven your rivers will flow forever. Fly, my brother, fly to the angels." Besides his parents, Jack and Barbara Roper, he is survived by his wife, Debbie; daughter, Jolynne Renea; son Robert Kyle; brother, J.R. Roper; sister, Jeneeta, and her husband, Steve Garcia; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jerry and Paulette Wilmes. Other survivors include Jim and Alice "Cookie" Coslin, Jimmy and Deana Grimes, Anna Mortin, Bill and Georgia Weathington, Jerry and Judy Blancett, Ray and Doris Underwood, John and Mattie Underwood, Jay Wolfe, Shannon and Allison Borrego, Marissa Mullins, Jesse Wolfe, Veronica Roper, Justin Roper, Steven Wilmes, Samantha Garcia, Austin Roper and Steve Garcia, as well as numerous close friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph Robert and Alice Suevelli Roper; his aunt, JoAni Roper; his maternal grand parents, Kenneth and Selm Blancett; and his uncle Orville Mortin. Visitation will be held today from 6- p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bright Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Gomez, Hector Guerra, Larry Coslin, Steve Garcia, Jerry Blancet and Jason Williams. Honorary bearers will be Jen Wilmes, Jim Coslin and To Turrentine. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROPER: JoAnn Roper, 34, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away Sunday in Los Lunas. She was born in Silver City to Joseph and Alice Roper on March 1, 1956. She is survived by her brother, Jack and his wife, Barbara Roper, of Silver City; a sister, Alice and husband, James Coslin, of Truth or Consequences; and six nieces and nephews, J. R. Roper of Silver City, Joseph Roper of Seoul, Korea, Jeneeta Roper of Silver City, Larry Coslin of Amarillo, Texas, Darin Coslin of Arizona, and Lisa Bowman of Boise, Idaho. Graveside services were conducted this morning at 10 at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ROPER: Joseph Robert Roper, 75, a resident of Truth or Consequences, passed away Saturday in the Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences. He was born March 19, 1914, in Hutchinson, Kan. In his younger years, he was an avid traveler and had visited many parts of the United States. He enjoyed rock hunting and fishing with his family, and he played the guitar with a band. Mr. Roper was a retired maintenance man for the Cobre public schools. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Roper, in l988. He is survived by his son, Jack, and daughter-in-law, Barbara Roper, of Silver City; and two daughters, Alice Coslin and her husband, James, of Truth or Consequences, and JoAnn Roper of Los Lunas. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Miller conducting the service. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Larry Coslin, Darin Coslin, J.R. Roper, Joseph R. Roper Jr. and Rosco Powell. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RORBELZ: Jèsusita Mesa Rorbelz passed away Feb. 1, in La Puente, Calif., following a brief illness. She was born May 14, 1900 in Durango, Mexico, and she as preceded in death by her son, Richard Beltran, in 1970. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Rorbelz Genera of La Puente, Calif., and Josephine Beltran Flores Bayard; two sisters, Maria Rico of Pecos and ?irmen Verdugo of Lordsburg; a daughter-in-law, Rumalda Beltran of Central; sons-in-law Johnny --mera of La Puente and Edward V. Flores of Bayard; grandchildren, Doris Beltran, Silva of Central Virginia Beltran Arel of Tucson, Ariz., Norma Itran Montoya of Doug;, Ariz., John Genera Jr., Katherine Genera, David Genera, Mark Genera Genera, and Adrianna Genera, all from La Puente, Hope Genera Ordonez of Azusa, Calif., Diane Flores Diaz of Whittier, Calif., Lucy Flores Cardona of Highland, Calif., Patricia Maria Sanchez of Del Valle, Texas, and Lilly Flores Polanco, Edward Martin Flores and Sam Beltran Flores, all of Silver City. She is also survived by many other grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Rosary services will be held at Amar Willow Mortuary in La Puente, Calif., at 9 a.m. Tuesday, to be immediately followed by internment.

ROSALES: Concepcion Lopez Rosales, 66, died Friday morning at her residence in Silver City. Mrs. sales was born in Jacoria, Choacan, Mexico, but she was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a member of American G.T. Forum. She is survived by a daughter Rosemary R. Martinez Silver City; a son, Raymond L. Rosales of Silver City; her mother, Tesula Lopez of Silver City; sisters, Lorenza Palma Silver City, and Clara Casitas of Albuquerque; six brothers, Tranquilo Lopez of Santa Rita, Reyes Lopez of Santa Rita, Remijio Lopez of --mado, Juan Lopez of up, Paz Lopez of Hurley and Jesus Lopez of San Manuel, Ariz.; six grandchildren Thelma Marie, Armador Longino and ---tr Martinez, and Laulat and Raymond Jude ----. Rosary recitation be held at 7:30 p.m. today and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 am. Monday services will be held at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Internment will follow at the Silver City Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be all her six brothers. Honorary Pa1lbearers will Alfredo, Ruiz, Jose P. Rosales, Guadalupe Martinez, Willie Andazola, Larry Escudero, Benito Medrano, Paul M Lopez, Andres Lopez, Jose Antonio Lopez, Alejandro Lopez, Francisco H. Lopez, and Raymond Horcasitas Jr. Arrangements arc by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

ROSALES: Manuel Rios Rosales, a blacksmith for Kennecott Copper corp., died Monday of a heart attack in his home in Santa Rita. He was 52. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Pablo Saucedo, Santa Barbara Calif.; Mrs. Joe Salaz, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mrs. Larry Diaz, Van Nuys, Calif., and Mrs. Antemio Morales; Santa Rita; a son, Epitanio Rosales, with the Army at Ft. Sill, Okla., four stepchildren, Antonio Flores, Aralino Flores, Lydiastella Flores, and Primitivo Flores, and a sister Magdalena Hernandez, now living in Mexico. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning in Santa Rita Catholic Church with the Rev, Fr. Pedro Ruiz officiating. Burial will be in Santa Rita under the direction of Cox mortuary.

ROSALES; Rudy Raul Rosales Jr., 24, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 18, following an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 19, 1973, in Silver City to Rudy and Gloria Rosales Sr. While attending Silver High School, he maintained a 4.0 grade point average and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He excelled in baseball and football. While serving in the U.S. Navy, he participated in the Gulf War, stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk. Mr. Rosales was very family oriented; he lived for his daughter, Reina. During his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his father and three brothers. At the time of his death, Mr. Rosales was an employee at Furr's Supermarket, where he worked in the meat department. Visitation will be held from.4-7 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil following at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Jon Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Elvia Rosales of Phoenix; his parents, Rudy and Gloria Rosales Sr. of Silver City; a daughter, Reina Rubi Rosales of Phoenix; three brothers, Danny Cordova and his wife, Belen, of Bayard, Robert Rosales of Arenas Valley and Mando Rosales of Silver City; his maternal grandparents Ernesto Alvidrez of Hurley, and Sylvester and Lilia Macias, also of Hurley; his maternal great-grandchildren Lucia Garcia of Las Cruces; his paternal grandmother Josephina Sedillo of Las Angeles; numerous aunts, uncles and Cousins; a niece, Brittney Cordova of Bayard and his godparents Tere Perez and Richard Serna and Rosemary Peru of Silver City. Mr. Rosales was preceded in death by his unc1e Willie Garcia, on April 12 1997. Pallbearers will be Danny Cordova, Robert Rosales, Mando Rosales, Michael Hernandez Tim Rosales and Howie Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Berryman and Henry Moreno. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROSALES: Jose Baltazar Rosales, 80, a lifetime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1911. Mr. Rosales was a member of the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church and was retired as a heavy equipment operator from Chino Mines. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Jessaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Hurley Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Anita Rosales of Silver City; three sons, Arnold Chavez of Phoenix, David Rosales of San Jose, Calif., and Isaac Rosales of Silver City; four daughters, Angelita Martinez of Bayard, Virginia Rosales of Bayard, Terry Rosales of San Jose, and Susan Vasquez of Chase, Kan.; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Tony Martinez, Larry Martinez, Marty Martinez, George Trujillo Jr., Ernie Sandoval Jr. and David Rosales Jr. Honorary bearers will be Richard Portillo, Rafael Medina Jr., Arnold Chavez, David Rosales Sr. and Isaac Rosales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROSALES: A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday Feb. 13 for Nicholas R. Rosales, 29 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Rosales had passed away Thursday evening as a result of injuries received in a mine accident. A native of Pinos Altos, Rosales had lived in Grant County all his life. He was employed by American Smelting & Refining Co. and was a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Herminia of Pinos Altos; two sons, Timothy Michael and Nick Jr., both of Pinos Altos: two brothers Rudy Rosales of Bayard and Michael Martinez of Los Angeles, Calif; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Pacheco of San Manuel, Ariz., Mrs. Carmen Marquez of Bayard; Miss Cecelia Rosales of Central and Mrs. Norma Telles of Bayard; his parents, Nicolas V. Rosales of Pinos Altos and Mrs. Josephine Sedillos of Los Angeles. Interment was in the Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. James Milano officiating.

ROSALES: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Ventura B. Rosales, 65, who died early Sunday morning. She had been a resident of Santa Rita for 44 years. She is survived by two sons, Jose Rosales, Jr. of Bayard and Ignacio Rosales of Santa Rita; a daughter, Mrs. Amador Perez of Santa Rita; 12 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the residence of her daughter in Santa Rita and the funeral mass was held Monday morning at the Santa Rita Catholic Church with the Rev. Pedro Ruiz officiating. Burial was in the Santa Rita cemetery at 4:30 Monday afternoon. Funeral arrangements were made by Cox Mortuary.

ROSAS: Funeral services will be held this afternoon for Mateo Higinio Rosas who died Saturday, Jan. 20 at his home on Cooper St. this city. Cox Mortuary Is In charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Cause of death of the deceased was determined by a coroner's jury, which convened Monday, to be asphyxiation. Survivors are the widow and one son.

ROSE: Robert James Rose, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Southwest Horizon Nursing Home. He was born in New York City on Feb.1, 1913. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines as a metallurgical engineer. Mr. Rose worked as a smelter metallurgist in El Paso, Texas, Hayden, Ariz., the Union of South Africa and Morenci, Ariz. He retired from Phelps Dodge Corp. in Morenci, on Feb. 1, 1978. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II in England, North Africa, and Italy, and was discharged as captain. He was a member of the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City, and Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Coronado Corinthian No. 8 in Clifton, Ariz. His lifelong hobby was golf. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Rose of Silver City; son, Robert J. Rose Jr., and his wife. Lavon; granddaughters, Kim Rose, Chris Rose, and Jenny and her husband, Nick Russo, of Kansas City, Mo.; great-grandson Joseph Russo; and daughter, Marilynn Johnson, and her husband, Gary, of Tucson, Ariz. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert Richfeld officiating. Concluding services will follow at the Rose Garden in Memory. Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation. Arrangements by Baca's.

ROSE: Caroline Rose, 84, a resident of Arenas Valley, died at her residence Friday. Mrs. Rose moved to New Mexico two years ago from Hillsboro, Ohio and made her home with a granddaughter. She was a member of the Silver City Senior Citizens Center and the Lutheran Church. Services are pending with Hawthorne-Bowles Funeral Home in Cincinnati. Graveside services will be held at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati with Donald Walker, a longtime family friend, officiating. Survivors include two sisters, Amanda Lederle of Harrison, Ohio and Marion Cook and her husband, Walter of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Gale J. Stewart and her husband, Karl of Arenas Valley, Dennis Smith of Lebanon, Ohio, Kevin Smith and his wife, Sally of Germantown, Ohio, Shawn Smith of Arenas Valley and Greg Smith of Middletown, Ohio; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlington Rose in 1987 and a daughter, Jean Carol Smith in 1980. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


ROSEBERRY: Eugene L Roseberry, 70, retired electrical engineer of Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp., died the past week at Virden, where he had resided the past year with his family. He was a World War I veteran and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Frances Roseberry; three daughters, Miss Patsy Roseberry of Mesa, Arts.; Mrs. Pauline Ness of Albuquerque and Mrs. Eugenia Ridling of Prairie Grove, Ark; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; five sisters, all of Los Angeles: Mrs. Eunice Cross, Mrs. Patsy Reno, Mrs. Grace Scheer, Mrs. Billie Carroll and Mrs. Elsie Houlihan; and one brother, E P Waters of Silver City. Funeral se vices were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with the Rev U C. Crosby, pastor of the Baptist Church of Duncan, AZ, officiating. Interment was in Memorial Lane.

ROSEBERRY: Frances Roseberry, 94, a former longtime resident of the Silver City/Hurley area, walked into the sunset Wednesday to meet her savior. She is survived by three daughters, Ginger Dobbins, Patsy Ressler and her husband, Blair and Pauline Ness and her husband, Dick; and her grandchildren, Duane and John Ridling, Vicki Ridling Drain, Eugene, Kenny and Pat Ness, Kathy Ness Autry, Neddy Ness Turnbull, Keith Ressler, Kara Ressler Pererson, Rose Sizemore Obar, Freda Sizemore Block, Betty Sizemore Gibson and Diane Sizemore. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; a son, Fred; daughter and son-in-law, Check and Olive Roseberry-Sizemore; sons-in-law, Marsh Dobbins and Amond Ridding; two great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services will begin at l p.m. Saturday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

ROSECRANS: Last rites for Mrs. Josefa Rosecrans, age 84, former well known resident of Silver City for forty years, was held Tuesday from the St. Vincent’s church in Los Angeles. Internment was in the Calvary cemetery. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. R.F. Martinez of Los Angeles, two sons, Ernest and Horace and a sister Mrs. Mary Arciniega, all of Los Angeles County.

ROSS: Minnie Lee Ross, 77, passed away Friday in Shreveport, La. She was born May 27, 1913. She was the mother of Earsey Ross Sr. of Silver City. She leaves behind 10 children, seven boys and three girls; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are set for Saturday in Shreveport. Winnfield Mortuary is in charge of services.

ROSS: William Floyd Ross, 80, of Clifton, Ariz., passed away Monday at Mount Graham Community Hospital in Safford, Ariz. Mr. Ross was a retired mill worker for Phelps Dodge Corp. in Morenci, Ariz. He was born in Buckhorn on Aug. 11, 1915, one of the eleven children of Louis Ross and Lilly Mae Wood Ross. He grew up in Glenwood and attended high school in Clifton. Following graduation, he worked as a ranch hand and as a dairy farmer. After the death of his first wife, Rita, he married Bonnie Dean Ross in 1950. The Ross family resided in Clifton while Mr. Ross was employed as a pump operator in the mill at Phelps Dodge Corp. Morenci division. After his retirement in 1982, he was able to spend more time growing flowers and tending his fruit trees and his yard, raising parakeets, canaries and dogs, and spending time with his family. Mr. Ross will be remembered for his tremendous memory and keen sense of humor. He leaves behind his wife, Bonnie Dean Ross of Clifton; two daughters, Deanna Ross of Duncan, Ariz. and Linda Bolten of Globe, Ariz.; two sons, Martin Ross of Phoenix and Jack Ross of Illinois; a sister, Almeda Balke of Grants; and a brother, Leo Ross of Duncan; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his first wife, Rita, by a son, William F. Ross Jr., by four sisters, Bessie, Ruby, Myrtle and Grace, and by four brothers, Lewis, Charlie, Buster and Pete. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at David's Safford Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 at David's Safford Funeral Home.

ROSSITER. Irene Agnes Rossiter, 88, of Fart Bayard entered eternal life Monday Nov. 30, at Fort Bayard Medical Center, Mrs. Rossiter was born Feb. 26, 1910, in Austin, Texas, to the late John Thomas and Eliza (Sturdivant) Allison. She was married to the late Clinton Rossiter. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematory in Deming. No services are planned at this time. Entrusted to care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROSSMILLER: Lyle G. Rossmiller, 59, died at Hillcrest Hospital Thursday morning, July 6 following a lengthy illness. Mr. Rossmiller was a native of Grayslake, Ill. and had lived in Silver City for the past several years. He was a sign painter by trade. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen, of Silver City; one daughter, Mrs. Judith Homerding of Plainfield, Ill.; two sons, Duane and Ronald, also of Plainfield; five grandchildren and one brother, Eugene Rossmiller of Plainfield. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9 with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson officiating. Bearers were Glenn Turner, Floyd Duffy, Carl Davis, John Wellman, Pat Feeley and Carl Swartzbauer. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Mortuary.

ROST: Edith Rost, 91, died this morning at Horizon Southwest in Silver City. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROTH: William R. Roth, 68, resident of Bayard, entered eternal Tuesday afternoon at his home, He was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Ivedere, Ohio, and was a retired welder. Mr. Roth served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. Survivors include Barbara Roth of the home, and a daughter, Jackie Durden of El Paso, Texas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels.

ROTHROCK: Howard Eugene Rothrock, 90, of Tyrone, died Wednesday Nov 9 in Memorial General hospital in Las Cruces. He was born June 11, in Garrettsville Ohio and was a member of the Church of Good Shepard Episcopal. Rothrock was a resident of Silver City for over 15 years and worked for the U.S. Geological Survey at various times between 1942 and 1983 along with acting as a private mining consultant and on retainer for Phelps Dodge Corp. He belonged to nine professional societies and was a fellow of the geological society of America. He was an early member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and a founder of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Rothrock was a member of the Marine Corp and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant Aug 16, 1919. Rothrock is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, "Betty" of Tyrone. A memorial service was held Nov 15 in the Church of the Good Shepard under the direction of the Rev C M Henderson. Since there is no organized plan to accept memorial gift the family feels anyone so inclined should contribute to their selected charities. Rothrock most recent gifts went to the Oberlin conservatory of Music, Oberlin College, his alma mater. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright.

ROTHROCK: David P. Rothrock, 72, entered life eternal Friday at his residence. He was born May 5, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Edgar P. and Grace R. Foster Rothrock. A graduate of the University of Chicago, in the field of geology, he worked in the petroleum industry. He moved to Silver City in 1982 from Denver. Mr. Rothrock was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II. Surviving is his brother, Donald F. Rothrock of Silver City. No services are planned. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROUNDtrEE: Kitty Mae "GG" Roundtree, 77, of Bayard entered into everlasting life Saturday, Jan. 24, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The Rev. Rod Chandler will officiate. Interment will be in Georgetown Cemetery. Mrs. Roundtree, known as "GG" by those who dearly loved her, was born June 24, 1920, in Durant, Okla. She was the daughter of William and Mattie Bullard. She married Francis Roundtree on Oct. 14, 1940. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Francis; two daughters, Betty Sweeten and her husband, Sam, of Silver City, and Helen Dearing of Bayard; four grandchildren, Randy Sweeten and his wife, Brenda, of Hurley, Rhonda Billings and her husband, Billy, of Silver City, Lee Ann Cole and her husband, Ross, of Alamogordo, and Brian Dearing and his wife, Dana, of Austin, Texas; her great-grandchildren, Wayne, Chris, Randi and Lizzie Billings, all of Silver City, Jake and Zack Cole of Alamogordo, and Tyler Dearing of Austin; two sisters, Willie Jamison of Midwest City, Okla., and ma Daniel of Duncan, Okla.; a brother, the Rev. Leamon Bullard and his wife, Adie, of Durant; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Roundtree was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruby and Alma: and two brothers, Jay and Jack. Pallbearers will he Randy Sweeten, Brian Dearing, Ross Cole, Wayne Billings, Billy Billings and Chris Billings. Honorary bearers are Jake Cole and Zack Cole. Mrs. Roundtree was a member of the First Baptist Church in Santa Clara. She loved vacation Bible scho0j and teaching Children about the Christmas story, which she directed many times at church She loved to crochet, quilt and embroider Her family Was the Center of her life. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southwestern Baptist Association. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

ROUSE: Merle J. Rouse, 79, passed away Sunday in the Hacienda de Salud nursing home. He was born Sept. 16, 1906, in Cleveland, Okla., and had been a longtime resident of Grant County. Prior to his retirement he worked as a traffic agent for the Santa Fe Railroad and Kennecott. He was a member of the Episcopal Church as well as the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Visitation will be from 1041 a.m. Friday followed by a graveside service at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Griffin officiating. Funeral arrangements are by the W~ee1er Funeral Home.

ROUSE: Delma Jessie Rouse of Hurley died Feb. 5 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Rouse had been a lifetime resident of this area. She was also a member of the Episcopal Church and a member of the Eastern Star. Visitation was held last Sunday and Monday. Private graveside services were held Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery. She was survived by her husband, Merle Rouse, of Hurley; a brother C.N. Dempsey, also of Hurley; four nieces, Mrs. J. James of San Marcus, Texas, Mrs. A.A. Siegel of Larderhill, Florida, Mrs. Frank Maccorrone of El Paso and Mrs. Fredrick H. Schneider III of Portales; one nephew, Mr. T.O Rouse of Pittsfull, Mass; three great nieces and one great nephew Michelle Maccorrone, Charles Maccarrone, Kristie Schnieder, and Brindi Schnider; one great-grand niece, Charla Seigel; and one great-great niece, Charla Seigel; and one great-great nephew, Michael Dukes. All arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ROUSE: Effie Lea Rouse, 63, lifetime area resident of Deming, died March 23 at her home. She was born April 9, 1920 in Hurley and had lived in Deming for many years. Graveside funeral services were held March 26 at Mountain View Cemetery. Bishop Gerald Matkin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiated. Survivors include her husband, Abraham L. Rouse of Deming; two daughters, Margaret Lea Rouse and Linda Carol Rouse of Deming; two brothers, Charlie Edward Horrell of Tucson and Elmer Ellis Horrell of Deming and four grandchildren, Tyson Rouse, Allin, Kevin and Loralea Fields of Deming. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lula Ellen Rouse in 1938. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

ROUSE: Knight Albert Rouse, 73, a lifetime resident of Silver City, died Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1917 in Hermosa. He was a retired welder. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Rouse of Silver City; two sons, Tom Rouse of Silver City and Mickey rouse of Texas; a brother, Bill Kellon of Truth or Consequences; and 10 grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Mark McDonald, George Williams, Danny Vasquez, Tommy Sanchez, Richard Bauch and Tony Estrada. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROUSE: Marilyn V. Rouse, 71, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 21, 1924 in Silver City to Leonard and Ruby Cordell. She was a homemaker and lived in Silver City most of her life. She is survived y her mother, Ruby Heron of Vallejo, Calif.; two sons, Tom Rouse and his wife, Marie of Silver City and Mickey Rouse and his wife, Mary of Angleton, Texas; two brothers, Harold Cordell of Cliff and Roy Cordell of Vallejo; her sister, Bobbie Cordell, also of Vallejo; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Knight A. Rouse in October 1990. Mrs. Rouse will be laid to rest at a graveside service at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Tuesday, Dec. 26 at ten in the morning. Officiating at the service will be David Strain. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Rouse: Robert Wesley Rouse died August 26 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Rouse was born in Hillsboro and had been a rancher and also worked for the Forest Service. Mr. Rouse is survived by one brother, Abe L. Rouse of Deming; several nieces and nephews some who are Margaret Roue and Linda Fields and Merla McPherson. Mass was held Saturday, August 29 in T or C cemetery, under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

ROWE: Memorial services for R.L. "Lew" Rowe, 57, of Silver City will be held at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels Friday at 2 p.m. He passed away in a hospital in Albuquerque after an extended illness. Mr. Rowe worked for Chino Mines for 32 years. He retired in 1986 and had been with Caldwell Banker, Stiles Hayes Real Estate, since that time. Survivors include his wife, Donna Rowe of Silver City; his mother, Virginia Rowe, also of Silver City; his sister, Marilyn Ashby of Overton, Nev.; his sons, Michael Rowe of Round Mountain, Nev., Joel Murphy of Boulder, Mont., and Mike Murphy of Haines, Alaska; and his daughters, Debra Nichols of Salt Lake City, Denise Murphy of Las Cruces, Valerie McArthur of Las Vegas, Nev., Glenda McDonald of Silver City and Leta Haisler of Haines. Mr. Rowe also had 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

ROWLAND: Neal Rowland, 86, left this lifetime swiftly and peacefully Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 27, 1911, in Chicago to Morris and Gertrude Rowland. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central European Theater. He was awarded three overseas service bars, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart and the Silver Star Medal. He was a renaissance man of many talents, a wonderful raconteur, writer, teacher, inventor, machinist, mechanic, designer, carpenter and builder. To his children, he was a loving father who encouraged and respected each of them as individuals. Mr. Rowland was a gentle, handsome and charming man who felt very strongly about the importance of honesty, integrity and fairness. He was distressed by the Stupidity and waste of war. He loved his retirement years in New Mexico with its dynamic weather and its beautiful deserts, forests and mountains, Most of all, he was thrilled to share it with his lifelong love and "sweetie pie," Christine. Mr. Rowland had a curious and restless spirit all his long life and was always ready for the next adventure on which he has now gracefully embarked. Cremation has taken place by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will take place at a later date. The time and place will he announced by the family. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Christine M. Rowland; a son, Stephen H. Rowland, and his wife, Nina, of Muscoda, Wis.; and two daughters, Katherine Rowland and her husband, John Thrower, of Gila, and Stacy Schwarz and her husband, Walter, of Gila. He is also survived by two grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROYALL: Mrs. William Royall (Nina A.) died at her home in New York City early Monday morning, according to a wire received from her brother, Leon V. Almirall of Denver. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at three o'clock at Saint Jean's Batiste Church in New York City. Mrs. Royall at one time was associated with her brother-in-law, Robert Royall, in the ownership of the 7XV ranch in the White Signal district. A large part of the ranch was sold to Harry Wright who in turn sold it to the Tovrea Land & Cattle Co. The remainder is still maintained by Robert Royall. Mrs. Royall's husband preceded her in death several years ago.

ROYALL: William Royall, long time resident of Grant county, died in Santa Monica hospital, Santa Monica Calif Monday morning from a repertory heart ailment. Mr. Royall had been in normal health until a few days before his death, having been at his home at 601 Tenth St, Santa Monica until the day previous. Funeral and burial services were held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, conducted by the pastor of the Santa Monica Baptist church of which he was a member. Mr. Royall, with his wife, Mrs. Nina Royall, and two brothers Robert H. Royall, established the 7XY ranch near Tyrone in 1914 when they purchased the land holdings and cattle of David H. Tulloch in 1935. Mr. Royall retired from ranching and moved to California for the benefit of his health. Mr. Royall was born March 13, 1875, at Wake Forest College, North Carolina, where his father, the late William B. Royall was the head of the Greek Department for 5O years and where he was educated and was a star athlete in baseball. Surviving, besides Mrs. Royall and his brother Robert, Silver City, are two other brothers, John of Philadelphia and James of Houston, Texas.

ROYBAL: Felicitas 0. Roybal, 94, a longtime Faywood resident, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, at her home.' Visitation will begin at 6 Thursday evening at the San Juan Catholic Church with the vigil service following at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at the church Friday morning at 10 with Father Dan Porter officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at San Juan Cemetery. She was born Jan. II, 1904, in San Juan to Epifanio Ortega and Petra Lucero Ortega. She moved in 1948 to Faywood, where she was a homemaker and member of the San Juan and San Jose Catholic churches. She is survived by two sons, Adam Roybal and his wife, Rose Marie, of Faywood and Fidel Roybal and his wife, Sonia, of Ukiah, Calif.; a grandson, Larry Roybal of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Lillian Horta of Mercedes, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Milagros Roybal of Fairfield. Calif.: two brothers Adan Ortega of Newman, CA., and Tomas Ortega of Selma, Calif.; a sister, Sarah Pefia of Selma: eight grandchildren: seven great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mrs. Roybal was preceded in death by her husband Pedro Roybal and a son, Alfredo Roybal. Serving as pallbearers will be Teresa Roybal, Mercedes Roybal Vera, Leticia Roybal, Larry Roybal, Alfredo Roybal Jr. and Joey Peña. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

ROYBAL: Alfredo Ortega Roybal, 62, a former resident of Faywood, died Wednesday in Fairfield, Calif., where he had made his home the last 18 years. Rosary services will be held Sunday evening at 6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at the San Juan Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the San Juan Cemetery with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. He was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Sherman and was educated in Grant County schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to California. He retired from civil service in San Francisco as a compliance director for Pacific Coastal States after 22 years of service. At the time of his death, he owned and operated a vanpool company. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife, Milagros, of Fairfield; a son, Alfredo P. Roybal of Corona Del Mar, Calif.; Two daughters, Margaret and Christina Roybal of Fairfield; his mother, Felicitas Roybal of Faywood; Two brothers, Fidel Roybal of Ukiah, Calif., and Adam Roybal of Faywood; and a sister, Lillian Horta of Merced, Calif. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ROYBAL: Celia G. Roybal, 63, died Tuesday, May 8, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Roybal was born in Tyrone and was a life long resident of Grant County. She is survived by three daughters, Emilia R. Garcia of Albuquerque, Carmen R. Leyba of Silver City, Mary R. Alvo of Bayard, a son, Alfred Roybal of Silver City, a sister, Loretta Bustillos of Silver City, three brothers Florentino Gomez of Silver City Felix Gomez of Simi Valley Calif., and Anastacio Gomez of Juarez, Mexico, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection was 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 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 Lawrence Garcia, Raymond Carreon, Freddie H. Fernandez, Jerry Bustillos, Pete Torrez and Pete Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Euselio Abeyta, Genarl Munoz, Luis Fierro, Adolfo Zapata and Eddie Bustillos.

ROYBAL: Mrs. Eduvigen G. Roybal, 79, who lived in Mimbres all of her life, died April 10 in an El Paso hospital. Funeral Mass was held April 16 in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church with burial in the San Juan Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Felix Roybal of Mimbres and Fred Roybal of Riverside, CA.; one brother Candelario Gonzales of Hanover; two sisters, Mrs. Elena Ancheta of Bayard and Mrs. Juanita Ramirez of San Lorenzo; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

ROYBAL: Elvira C. Roybal, 54, died Thursday, November 9, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Roybal, a native of Grant County, was a resident of Bell, Calif. at the time of her death.

ROYBAL: Mr. Felix N. Roybal, Sr., 79, died at his residence on the Mimbres June 30, following an extended illness. Mr. Roybal was native of San Juan and had lived on the Mimbres all his life. Survivors include his wife, Eduvigen of Mimbres; two sons, Fred of Riverside, Calif., and Felix of Mimbres; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Manuel of El Paso and Pete of Faywood; two sisters Mrs. Leanor Leyba of Bernalillo and Mrs. Andrea Pena of Los Angeles. Rosary services were said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel July 2 with the Rev. Father A. James Milano officiating. The funeral mass was recited at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church at 10 a.m. July 3 with interment following in the San Juan Cemetery, with the Rev. Father Roberto Lemus officiating.


ROYBAL: A memorial Mass for Fred Gonzalez Roybal, 69, was held Dec. 14 in Riverside, Calif. He died Thursday, Dec. 10, of a heart attack at Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center in Riverside. Mr. Roybal, who was born in San Lorenzo, lived in Riverside for 20 years. He attended Western New Mexico University for two years. He was a product supervisor for Tomray Corp. in Riverside for seven years. Mr. Roybal is survived by his wife, Cornelia; two daughters, LaVerne Apodaca of San Francisco and Rossina Felstead of Cedar City, Utah; two sons, Fred of Riverside and Gilbert of Bullhead City, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Felix Roybal of Mimbres.

ROYBAL: Genaro O. Roybal, 72, a lifelong resident of San Lorenzo, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Roybal, a self-employed contractor, was born Sept. 17, 1922 in San Juan to Bernabe and Ramona Orosco Roybal. He was a World War II veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received Dec. 19, 1944 in Luxembourg. While a prisoner of war in Europe, he escaped twice from his captors. He was finally freed at the end of the war. Mr. Roybal was a member of Allingham Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion and Military Order of the Purple Heart, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his former wife, Amparo Roybal; two sons, Genaro M. Roybal Jr. and Robert M. Roybal and his wife, Christina, all of Albuquerque; a daughter, Eleanor.

ROYBAL: Pedro Navarrete Roybal, 85, lifetime Mimbres Valley resident died Sunday evening at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. He was born March 25, 1989 in Sherman and was a member of the Catholic Church and a retired farmer. Rosary services will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Mortuary in Deming. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the San Juan Catholic Church in Sherman. Fr. Alberto Abaigar, OAR, will officiate and interment will follow at the Sherman cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Felicitas Roybal of the home, three sons, Fidel, Ukrah, Calif, Alfredo, Fairfield, Calif. and Adam, Faywood; one daughter Lillian Horta, Livingston, Calif; a brother, Manuel Roybal, El Paso, TX; two sisters, Andrea Pena, Los Angeles, Calif. and Leonor Leyba of Bayard; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wheeler Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

RUBENSTEIN: Robert B. Rubénstein, 60, who resided in Silver City for the past 15 years, passed away last Friday morning at the family home, 1010 Santa Rita St., following a long illness. Mr., Rubenstein came to Silver City from Las Cruces and established the Union Furniture Co. on North Bullard St., which he managed for several years. Failing health forced his retirement from active business. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Rubenstein a daughter, Roberta, Silver City, and another daughter, Mrs. Gladys Swan of Raton. Also a brother, Lawrence B. Rubenstein of Boston, and two sisters, Mrs. A. Marcus and Mrs. David Ross, New York City. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 am at the Cox Mortuary chapel, with ritualistic services by the Silver City Lodge of Masons. Thereafter the body was accompanied to El Paso by the family for burial in Mt. Saini cemetery.

RUBIO: A long time resident of Grant County, Mrs. Guadalupe A. Rubio, 84, died Sunday at her home in Central. Mrs. Rubio is survived by two sons, Lon Rubio of Hillsboro and Abel Rubio of Chandler, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. Estefania Luna and Mrs. Lupe Duran of Central and Mrs. Carmen Lucero of Hurley; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Rosary service was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel at Curtis Mortuary, with funeral mass at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, the Rev. Fr. Leo Lumas officiating. Burial was in the Central Cemetery.

RUBY: Immel Ruby, 71, Of Silver City entered eternal rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels.

RUDOLPH: Carter Rudolph, 74, a resident of Deming, died Feb. 18 in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in Hardville, Ala., and was a steel mill worker, a member of the Baptist church, and a veteran of World War II. A private family service was held in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RUEBUSH: Alymer J. Ruebush, 79, a lifelong Deming resident, went to be with the Lord Wednesday as a result of an automobile accident in Dallas. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from four to six at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the graveside funeral service will be held Monday morning at ten at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Mr. Ruebush was born Sept. 17, 1916 in Deming to Samuel Walker Ruebush and Rose Measday Ruebush. He married June Makane on April 9, 1939, and they started farming east of Deming in the 1930s. He established the Deming Cattle Rest in 1954 and continued in the farming and livestock business until his death. He was a lifetime member of the Copper and Elm Streets Church of Christ. Mr. Ruebush was a member of several farm organizations. He served on the board of directors for Butte Mutual Insurance, Silver Savings and Loan, Production Credit Association and Farmer's Inc. He was a very outgoing man who never met a stranger. He was caring and compassionate and loved helping people. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a story for everyone. He was an inspiration to many friends and acquaintances throughout the Southwest. Survivors include his three sons, Sam Ruebush of Silver City and Steve Ruebush and Stafford Ruebush of Deming; two daughters, Sandra Burk of Deming and Sharon Michalec of Kerrville, Texas; five brothers, Ernest Ruebush of El Paso, Texas and Gene Ruebush, Oliver Ruebush, Shelton Ruebush and Stanley Ruebush, all of Deming; 13 grandchildren, Stuart and Sterling Burk, Dru Ruebush, Cara Evans, Shelly Parrish, Malissa Sheaffer, Matt and Mike Michalec, Vanessa and Amie Ruebush, Summer Gray, and Neal and Makayla Ruebush. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, June, on June 12, 1995; his parents; and five brothers, Roy, Britton, Hubert, Carlos and Willard Ruebush. Pallbearers will be Delmer and Danny Ruebush, J.W. Donaldson, Donnie and Marvin Hays and Arlin Ruebush. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RUEBUSH: June Phyllis Ruebush, 74, a longtime Deming resident, went to be with the Lord on Monday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 5 to 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at ten at Mountain View Cemetery with Pat Sheaffer officiating. She was born June 7, 1921 in Elkhart County, Ind. to Homer Makane and Dessie Hoover Makane, and moved to Deming when she was 11 years old. She married Aylmer J. Ruebush on April 9, 1939, and they started farming east of Deming. Mrs. Ruebush, better known as "Grannie" by most people, dedicated her life to raising her children and taking care of numerous people throughout the community. She was a longtime member of the Copper and Elm Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Aylmer Ruebush of the home; three sons, Sam Ruebush of Silver City, and Steve and Stafford Ruebush of Deming; two daughters, Sandra Burk of Deming and Sharon Michalec of Kerrville, Texas; two sisters, Betty Sheridan of Tucson, Ariz. and Dorothy Grosh of Indiana; a brother, Devon Singer of Silver City; 13 grandchildren, Stuart and Sterling Burk, Dru Ruebush, Cara Evans, Shelly Parrish, Malissa Sheaffer, Matt and Mike Michalec, Vanessa and Amie Ruebush, Summer Gray, and Neal and Makayla Ruebush; and a great-grandchild, Adrianna Ruebush. She was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers are Delmar Ruebush, Danny Ruebush, Jerry Leatherman, Donnie Hays, Marvin Hays and Aryln Ruebush. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to a charity of choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RUEL: Raymond A Ruel, 65, of Silver City died early Saturday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending and have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RUFF: John F. Ruff, 86, died recently at the Ft. Bayard Hospital. He was a native of Arkansas but had resided in Grant County for the past four years. His wife, Mrs. Fannie B. Ruff, preceded him in death in 1965. Survivors include a son J. P. Ruff of Albuquerque; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Smith of Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. Hazel Phillips of Miami, Ariz., Mrs. Valentine Moore of Ft. Bayard and Mrs. Oleta Steele of Hurley; l5 grand-children and 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Tennie Mortin of Monday, Tex.: a brother, Mack Ruff of California. The Rev. Donald Brent of the First Baptist Church conducted graveside services last Friday at 2 p. m. in Memory Lane Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtis Mortuary of Silver City.

RUFFNER: Mrs. Florence E. Ruffner, 85, a resident of Sliver City for 30 years, passed away Sunday at her home. Surviving are two sisters. Mrs. Rose T. Shopshire and Mrs. Pansy Lanting, both of Cincinnati, Ohio. Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Silver City cemetery, with committal rites by the Rev. Claude J. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment was under the direction of Curtis mortuary.

RUFFNER: Frank O. Ruffner, 77, Cottage San Road, died Tuesday, May 24, at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had been a resident of Grant County for 20 years. He had been employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. thirteen years of the time he had lived here. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Crow of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence E. Ruffner of Silver City and by two brothers, Forest of Piqual, Ohio and Morgan of La Crescenta, Calif. Pallbearers were Jack Wilson, J.T.Betts, Virgil Cosby, E.C. James, J.B. Bolton and Barney Borenstein.

RUIZ: Dora Ruiz, 60, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, at her home. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 this evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church and the funeral liturgy will be held there Saturday morning at 10. Father Al Galvan, pastor, will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Hanover to Jose Ramon Tafoya and Francisca Cardenas Tafoya. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, a homemaker and caterer. Mrs. Ruiz was very active in the community as a provider for those in need. She was instrumental in building the gazebo at the Courthouse Park and worked hard at the side of her husband Roberto, in setting up festive events: For many years, her home was the setting for breakfasts for local school teachers and won top honors during the holiday season for decoration. Immediate survivors include her husband, Roberto Ruiz, of the home; three daughters, Maria Elena "Nena" Ruiz of Deming, Mary Frances "Frenchy" and her husband, Scott Ruff, of Vallejo, Calif., and Dora Maria "DoDo" and her husband, Ricardo Valencia, of Deming; her mother, Francisa Tafoya of Deming; three brothers, Ramon Tafoya Jr. of Deming, Rudy Tafoya of Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Adolfo Castro of Hesperia, Calif.; three sisters, Lydia Saenz, Martha Montano and Aurora Martinez, all of Deming; and four grandchildren, Robert and Roman Seaburgh, and John and Francesca Maria Ruff. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

RUIZ: John Torres Ruiz, 60, former resident who lived in Calif., died Monday night in Harbor City Kaiser Hospital. The rosary services will he Thursday evening at 6:3O at Baca Wheeler Funeral Chapel in Deming and Mass will he Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Josephs Catholic Church in Arrey. The Rev. Arthur Morgan will officiate and interment will follow in Arrey Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Ruiz of the home; five sons, Eddy, Alex, Bob, Roy and John Ruiz; and three daughters, Lillian, Margaret and Lisa Ruiz, all of Los Angeles County; three sisters, Eloisa Mendez of Dairy, Annie Chavez of Deming and Isabel Gonzales of Morango Valley, Calif.; and six grandchildren. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

RUIZ: Mrs. Delfina Merino Ruiz 64, of Santa Rita died Monday afternoon in the Santa Rita Hospital. Mrs. Ruiz was born In Chihuahua, Mexico, but had lived in Santa Rita, for 30 years. She is survived by her husband Juan Ruiz, and three daughters and three sons: Mrs. Rosa Jourugue of Santa Rita; Mrs. Estel Montoya of San Pedro, Calif.; Mrs. Jesse Chacon of Santa Rita; Miguel of Santa Rita; Arnulfo and Moses of Palm Springs, Calif. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Santa Rita Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. P. F. Ruiz officiating. Burial will be In the Hanover cemetery. Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in state at the Ruiz home in Santa Rita until the time of the funeral.

RUIZ: Ramon L Ruiz, 89, of Central, died Monday evening in Silver Citv. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home.
Ruiz: Beatrice Ruiz of Silver City died Saturday in Silver City. Mrs. Ruiz was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1900 and lived in Silver City, where she was communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Cortez and Laura Martinez, both of El Paso; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Rosary recitation was held Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Monday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were, Johnny Martinez, Jr., Ray Trujillo, Tony Garcia, Anselmo Garcia, Ray Cortez, Johnny Martinez, Sr. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RUIZ: Juan M. Ruiz, 88, died Tuesday, July 25 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Ruiz, a native of Mexico, was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carmen Ruiz of Bayard, three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Jaurequi of Bayard, Mrs. Esther Montoya of San Pedro, Calif., Mrs. Jessie Chacon of San Gabriel, Calif., two sons, Arnulfo Ruiz of Palm Springs, Calif., Moises Ruiz of Silver City, 34 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Regina Arteaga of Deming. Rosary recitation was Thursday, July 27 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Funeral Mass was Friday, July 28 with Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa conducting both services. Burial followed in the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Juan Montoya, Cruz Duarte, Ralph Saenz, Sr., Ralph Saenz, Jr., Felipe Jaurequi and Dave Jaurequi. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

RUIZ: Moises M. "Wero" Ruiz Jr., 55, a former Grant County resident died Saturday in Monterrey Park, Calif. He is Survived by his wife, Alicia (Ojinaga) Ruiz; three Sons, Daniel Ruiz, Gabriel Ruiz and Mario Ruiz; three grandchildren, his father, Moises M. Ruiz; three sisters, Mary Ann Marquez, Patsy Reyes and Susie Ledesma; a brother, Ruben Ruiz; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Soledad (Ruiz) Wood, in 1991. Services will be held Thursday and Friday in Montebello, Calif.

RUPE: Louise H. Rupe, of Hurley passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 5, 1916, in Blythe, Calif., to Edwin and Ethyl (Baker) Peet. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Bayard Baptist Church. Mrs. Rupe is survived by two daughters, Myrna Ribic of Payson, Ariz., and Nancy Ellis of Mimbres; three sisters, Shirley Holiday of Camp Verde, Ariz., Edna Farris of Bandon, Ore., and Violet Miller of Coquille, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Billie Tatum, and three brothers, Edwin Peet, George Peet and Harve Peet. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Mason Door will officiate. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses in Silver City.

RUSHING: Jeremy John Rushing, 1, died Tuesday in Lubbock, Texas, after an illness. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Rushing of Carlsbad; two brothers, Aaron and Christopher, and a sister, Alana; his grandparents, Mrs. Otis Rushing of Carlsbad, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Chitwood of Silver City; and his great-grandparents, Mattie Hurst of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. John Chitwood of Hobbs, and Pearl Woods of Carlsbad. Services will be held in Denton Funeral Home in Carlsbad Friday at 3 p.m.

RUSLAND: Clarence A Rusland, 66, manager the past six years of Hillcrest General Hospital, and a resident of Grant County for 40 years, died suddenly of a heart attack at the family home, 906 Grant St., last Saturday morning. His passing came as a shock to the community where he was widely known and respected. During his long residence, Mr. Rusland had held responsible positions. For, many years he was assistant manager of the Santa Rita Store Co. at Santa Rita, where he lived from 1920 to 1936, when he came to Silver City. During the past 20 years he had served as office manager for Alvin E. Franks and the Silver Liquor Co. In 1950 he was named manager of Hillcrest hospital and made an outstanding record as an efficient hospital business administrator. Mr. Rusland came to New Mexico at the outbreak of World War I with the Nebraska National Guard which was a part of the 34th Division which trained at Deming prior to being sipped overseas He held the rank of lieutenant. He was active in civic affairs, serving as a director of the Chamber of Commerce and holding membership in the American Legion, Silver City Elks Lodge and the Lions Club, of which he was a past president. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Claribel Fuhrman Rusland, John A. Rusland, Harlingen Tex., two sisters, Mrs. Muriel Dekin, Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. W, S. Fisher, Baldwin, Mo. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. David E. Holt of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery. Active pallbearers were C Sherwood, Wm. Soehie Royall, Sr., Andrew Haugland, Ted Skillman and Ed Schmidt. Honorary pallbearers were E. W. Ward, Shin Kauffman, H. 0., Robertson, Dr. N. D. Frazin, Dr. R. Watts, Dr, H. E. Cone, James Ryan, C. C. Royall, Jr., Don Johnson, Don Lusk, James K. Richardson, Lon Morrison, Fred Ramsey, Nelson Gray, Frank Light, Clarence Bayne, Robert Jackson, Sr., W. H. Goodrich, Carl Strand, Wayne Wilson, Dr. H. Lane, Milton Bryant, Joseph Taylor, Ben Shantz and Stewart Surling.

RUSLAND: Mrs. C. A. (Claribel) Rusland passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Resthaven Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past several months. Mrs. Rusland was the widow of the late C. A. Rusland, who at the time of his death 10 years ago was administrator of Hillcrest General Hospital. For many years, Mrs. Rusland was secretary in the law offices of Attorney Hubert O. Robertson. Because of ill health, she retired several years ago. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary. Immediate survivors are a son, Jack Rusland, of Harlingen, Texas, and two sisters living in Des Moines, Iowa.

RUSLAND: Funeral services were held last Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Claribel Rusland, 71, who passed away last Wednesday at the Resthaven Nursing Home where she had been a patient for about five months. She was the widow of C. A. Rusland, a former administrator of Hillcrest General Hospital, who died in 1956. For the past 10 years, Mrs. Rusland had an apartment at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Lusk and became one of the family. She was a member of the Silver City Woman's Club, Samba Club, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Martha Guild. For many years she was secretary in the law offices of Attorney Hubert O. Robertson where she served with a most capable record and had a wide circle of friends throughout the community. Survivors are a son, Jack Rusland, of Harlingen, Texas, one grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Vida Amundsen and Mrs. Dollie Amundsen of Mason City, Iowa. The funeral services attended by intimate friends were conducted by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery in the family plot where her husband and a sister, Mrs. Fern Vellacott, are buried. Pallbearers were James S. Ryan, Ernest F. Bennett, Murray Ryan, Lonnie Watson, John Scholl and Frank Griswold.

RUSLAND: John A. "Jack" Rusland, 75, a resident of Harlingen, Texas, died Tuesday at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benilo, Texas.

RUSLAND: C.A. (Chub) Rusland returned this week from Louisville where he attended the funeral of his brother, William J. Rusland, who died Feb. 10 in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Albuquerque. William Rusland was a veteran of World War I and had been a patient at the government hospital for the past two years. He was 52 at the time of his death. Funeral services were held in Louisville and burial was made in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery there. The deceased's wife died about a year ago. Near survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Muriel Bekins of Dallas, Mrs. H.C. Fisher, St. Louis and Mrs. A.M. Larrimer, Omaha, Neb.; and the brother, C.A. Rusland.

RUSSELL: Andrew P. Russell, age 70, who resided at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home died recently. He was born March 14, 1914 and was a lifetime Deming resident. Graveside funeral services were held at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Steven Chappell of First United Methodist Church officiating. He is survived by one son, David Russell of Farmington and two daughters, Charlotte Lucy and Nancy NeeSmith both of Farmington. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Lottie Russell of Deming. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels.

RUSSELL: The community was saddened by the death last Wednesday night at the family home, 712 West 12th St., of Brenda Joy Russell, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Russell. She passed away in her sleep from a heart ailment. Brenda was a lovely girl and popular with her teachers and classmates at Stout Junior High School where she was a member of this year's graduating class. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles S. Walker, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Immediate survivors are her parents and a brother, Billy, Jr.

RUSSELL: Charles M. Russell, 87, died June 25 in Silver City. He was born in Johnson City, Texas and had been a resident of Grant County for 82 years. Mr. Russell was of the Protestant faith and was considered a helping hand to everyone. He was a member of the Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include one cousin, Gracy Willis of White Signal, N.M. and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ellis and family. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Serving as pallbearers were David Woodward, Harry McCauley, Bill Parker, Jim Stapel, and Steve McCauley. Honorary pallbearers were Erven Popham, Tode Wilson, Johnnie McDonald, Paul Hunter, Jim McCauley, Milo Watson, Earl Grubb, Elmer Bybee, Frank Richardson, Bob Crosby, Bill McMillen, Gerald Billings, Howard Burris, and Bob Abercrombie. Interment followed in Memory Lane. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RUSSELL: Everett L. Russell entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 23. He was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Hugo, Okla. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nellie Russell of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Billy Russell (LaVeta) of Silver City and Don Russell (Janet) of Tucson; two daughters, Dorothy "Dot" Pelayo (Norman) and Sherry Giron (Alfred) of Tucson; six grandchildren, Brenda and Scott, Cathy and Greg, Robert Russell, T.J. Giron and Chris Giron, all of Tucson, and Dale Russell (Anita) of Silver City; nine great-grandchildren, Crystal, Carrie and Candace Russell, Dale Russell Jr., Ashley Delfine, James and Amanda Russell, Valaryee Huffman and Brandi Ailgood; two brothers, William "Bill" Russell (Lola) of Van, Texas, and Bob Russell (Irma) of Whittier, Calif.; two sisters, Flora Fancher (Cloyce) and Mamie Newsom of Paris, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. in Hurley until his retirement in 1975. He and his wife moved to Tucson in 1996. Some of his interests were fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Services and burial were to be held at South Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery today at 11 in the morning. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Dr. Jay George of West Ajo Baptist Church officiated.
Arrangements were by South Lawn Mortuary.

RUSSELL: William B Russell, 67, died Friday in Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. Mr. Russell was born Feb. 23, 1918 in Carrolton, Mo., to William and Sarah Russell. He attended Western New Mexico University on a football scholarship and married Doris Wiseman Aug. 16, 1941 in Silver City. He was retired from Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. where he was the manager. Mr. Russell was a member of the Methodist Church and was past president of the Kiwanis Club. Survivors are his wife, Doris Russell of Silver City; and a son, Bill Russell, of Merced, Calif. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Joy Russell, in 1959. Memorial services will he held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Curtis Bright Chapel in Silver City with the Rev. Gerry Griffin officiating. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the City Public Library. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RUSTIN: Agnes Ann Benedict Rustin, 80, died Friday in her home in Silver City. She was born to George and Mary Benedict on Oct. 22, 1907 in Syracuse, Kan., the eighth of 12 children. She came to New Mexico in 1924 with her brother Dewey Benedict. She attended New Mexico State Teachers College and later taught in several Grant County schools and St. Mary's Academy for a number of years. She married Howard Rustin of Silver City on April 5, 1947, and they have one son, Randy. She was a member of the second ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors are her husband, Howard Rustin of Silver City; two sons, Fred Thomas of Truth of Consequences and Randy Rustin and his wife, Peggy, of Albuquerque; a brother, Leonard Benedict of Carson City, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. O.C. Caruthers of Penrose, Colo., and Alice Weathered of Deerfield, Kan.; and five grandchildren, Renee Robinson of San Diego, Calif., Tracy Thomas of Bayard and Dawn, Cheryl and James Rustin, all of Albuquerque. Services will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Swan Street in Silver City at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday with Mancel Mortesen officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tom Cole, Bob Ball, Vector Harrison, Jake McFenn, Bob Johnson and Bill Nolan. Honorary Pallbearers are all her friends. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RUSTIN: Funeral services were Saturday for Mrs. Dora Willis Rustin, Pinos Altos resident who died Friday at the Hillcrest General Hospital after a brief illness. Rev. Clarence Crow, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiated at the service which was held in the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Mrs. Rustin was a native of Austin, Tex. She came to Grant County from Santa Rosa, NM seven years ago. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for the last 19 years. Death occurred at the age of 63. Survivors include her husband, Jacob L. Rustin of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Arnold, Clearfield, Utah and Mrs. Homer McNutt, Hanover; a son, Howard Rustin, Deming; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

RUSTIN: Howard R. Rustin, 74, died Wednesday in his home in Silver City. He was born to Jacob H. Rustin and Dora Rustin on Oct. 13, 1913, in Memphis, Texas. He came to New Mexico in 1940. He served in the Army in World War II in the Pacific. He worked for Clifton Chevrolet Co. and Busby Motors for many years after moving to Silver City. He married Agnes Ann Rustin on April 5, 1947. He was a member of the Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Ann, in May of this year. Survivors are a son, Randy, and his wife, Peggy, of Albuquerque; a stepson, Fred Thomas of Truth or Consequences; a niece, Norma Hagan of Silver City; and five grandchildren, Renee Robinson of San Diego, Calif., Tracy Thomas of Bayard, and Dawn, Cheryl and James Rustin, all of Albuquerque. Funeral Services were conducted this morning in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Bishop Oscar Davis officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bob Ball, Victor Harrison, Jake McGinn, Jeff Turner, Ervin Pruitt and Tom Brooke. Honorary pallbearers were all his many friends. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

RUTHERFORD: Corporal Danny L. Rutherford, 21, U. S. Marine Corps, Silver City, was fatally wounded in combat in Viet Nam, July 20, during Operations Hastings in the Quang Sector, and died before he could be evacuated to a hospital. Official word of the young Marine's death was received Monday by his father, Lewis R. Rutherford, Jr, of Foster's Mobile Park, southwest of Silver City, and an employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. Corporal Rutherford enlisted in the Marines in April 1953, while a senior student in Sonora, Texas, High School and went into training upon his graduation. He had served two years on the Aircraft Carrier U. S. Bon Hoome Richard, off the coast of Viet Nam and began his second assignment last January. He would have been eligible for discharge from the Armed Forces in January 1967. In a letter received by his family just before his death, he reported he had been hospitalized about three weeks as a result of heat exhaustion and "sure wished" he could get back with his unit, the First Marine Division, Second Battalion. Members of the Rutherford family are his father, his stepmother, Mrs. Helen Rutherford; his mother, Mrs. Susan Carroll, Phoenix; a grandmother, Mrs. L. R. Rutherford, Louisville, Ky., and three sisters, Mrs. H. E. Kackley, Albuquerque, and Melody Ann, 16, and Terry Carol, 13. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Martin Funeral Home in El Paso. Major C. W. Dilworth, of the U. S. Marines, is acting for the family. Time of the last rites will be set when the body being flown to the United States arrives in El Paso. Interment will be in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery will full military honors by a U. S. Marine Unit.

RYAN: Funeral services were held Wednesday at Reserve for Edward Ryan, Sr., 80, who passed away the past week. Burial took ace in the Reserve cemetery. Mr. Ryan was born at San Angelo, Texas. He was well own in the Reserve community. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Refugia Ryan; a daughter Socorro of San Jose, Calif.; two sons, William and Edward Jr, Flagstaff, Ariz.

RYAN: Frank S. Ryan, 65, a resident for over 41 years of Pinos Altos and a member of a pioneer family of Grant County, died Monday in an Albuquerque hospital following a heart attack. Accompanied by Mrs. Ryan he had gone to Albuquerque to spend the winter. Besides his wife Mrs. Josephine Ryan, he is survived by a son James L Putman residing in Florida: two daughters, Mrs. John Anderson and, Mrs., Lewis Folkner, of Albuquerque: two sisters, Miss Edna Ryan residing in Colorado: Mrs. Anna Stewart, of California and five grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 10 p m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was said at 10 am. Thursday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment was in the Pinos Altos Cemetery.

RYAN: Helen Ryan, 71, of Arenas Valley passed away Sunday at her home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

RYAN: Lyda M. Ryan, 100, died peacefully in her home on Santa Rita Street in Si1ver City the morning of Saturday, May 2. She was born in Central on July 11,1897, to William D. Murray and, Martha Orr Murray Ryan was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Ryan Sr her brother, Harry Sooth Murray; and her sister, Hazel Barker. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Kevin F. Ryan. Mrs. Ryan was a member of a pioneer family that settled on the Gila River in the 1870s. Mrs. Ryan's own great grandmother, her grandmother, and her mother (then 3 years old) were part of a wagon train, from Nebraska. Her grandfather, Timothy Murray, was, in the military stationed at Fort Bayard during the settlement days to protect the mines and settlers. Her father was a prominent businessman in early Silver City, a member of the New Mexico constitutional convention, and was al so a member New Mexico State Senate in the 1920s. Mrs. Ryan was an active member of many organizations in Grant County, including the hospital board of directors in the 1930s, and the Grant (bounty Republican Women's organization One of her greatest sources of strength and pride was her lifelong devotion to the Catholic Church. She was an active member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Mrs. Ryan, her husband and her father were participant’s in the original design and building of the Murray Hotel. Mrs. Ryan took great pride in her accomplishments as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her children, grandchildren, great grand children, great-great-grand children and her home were her greatest source of joy. Mrs. Ryan is survived by her daughter, Martha, and her husband, Tom Hill; her son Murray, and his wife, Marian Buchella Ryan; her son James Ryan Jr., and his wife, Nancy Coon Ryan, of Williamsburg, Va.; and her daughter, Mary Darling, and her husband David, of Albuquerque; She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Dr. Murray Ryan, Kerry Ryan, Tim Hill, Harry Hill, James S. Ryan III, David B. Darling, Tony Darling and John Darling, and led by longtime family and friends, Edmundo Madrid and Lukie Madrid. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Barker, J. Woodbury, Al Franks, Sart Pinkerton, Tom Hohand, Ed Walkey, Gus Elgin, Jack Hill, Howard Little, Jeff Glenn Thomas P. Foy, Carney Foy, Jimmy Fóy, Gus Momsen, Jack Cunningham and Dr. John Bell. A vigil service and rosary recitation will begin at 7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Newman Center Parish, 914 W. 11th St., at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Celebrant will be Father Jon Alexander. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyda Ryan Endowed Book Fund, in care of St. Mary's College, Notre, Dame, IN. Entrusted to the care of Baca's.

RYAN: Mrs. Refugio B. Ryan, 73, a Reserve resident for 21 years, died at the Hillcrest General Hospital on Saturday, August 2. Survivors Include two sons, Wade of Reserve end Willie of Flagstaff; one sister, Mrs. Core of San Jose, Calif.; nine grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the San Francisco Church In Reserve on Monday evening with the funeral Mass on Tuesday. Burial was In the Frisco cemetery with the Rev. Father William Bressler officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary of Silver City.

RYAN: John Patrick Ryan, 57, a carpet layer and Las Cruces resident, formerly of Silver City, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1936, to William and Cecilia (Fletcher) Ryan in Silver City, where he spent his youth. Mr. Ryan was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church and served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member in good standing of the American Association of Retired Persons and American Legion Post No. 10 of Las Cruces. Calling hours will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated with the Rev. Rod Nichols at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Silver City. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of Silver City. Survivors include his mother, Cecilia F. Ryan of Bayard; a son, John P. Ryan Jr. of Chandler, Ariz.; his daughters, Patricia M. Ryan of Enid, Okla., Nancy R. Garcia of Las Cruces and Christina R. Brown of Hawaii; a brother, Thomas J. Ryan of Silver City; a sister, Margaret R. Alvarado of Bayard; and seven grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Pasquel Castillo, Genaro Pedraza, Genado Alvarado, William Ryan, Mark Ryan and Frank Ryan. Honorary bearers will be Hector Lozano, Ramon Marquez, Joseph Lozano, Jason Lozano, Richard Ryan, Hilario Chavez, Matthew Ryan and his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

RYAN: Josephine Bell Ryan, 97, a former Grant County resident, died April 3 in Albuquerque. She was born March 19, 1894, in Pinos Altos. Mrs. Ryan was a teacher in Grant County for many years and was active in community service. She was the last surviving member of the pioneering family of Frank C. Bell of Pinos Altos. Mrs. Ryan is survived by three children, James L. Putnam and his wife, Elizabeth, of Oxnard, Calif., Margaret Mary Anderson of Pinos Altos, and Mary Ann Adams and her husband, Dr. Jack L. Adams, of Albuquerque. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A memorial Mass will be held at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Albuquerque on Monday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. The rosary will be recited prior to the Mass. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Pinos Altos Mission Church on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m.

RYAN: Kevin Frank Ryan, 29, died of AIDS early Wednesday morning in Santa Fe. He was born in Silver City in 1961. He attended St. Mary's Academy, later graduating from Silver High School as valedictorian of his class. Mr. Ryan graduated from the University of New Mexico as a Presidential Scholar, completing his bachelor's degree in architectural design. While in college, he spent a year in Florence, Italy, studying architecture. After an internship at Dekker, Wymer and Lewis in Albuquerque and Austin, Texas, Mr. Ryan was employed by Crane Design in Seattle. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Friday. A vigil service will be held Friday evening at 7:30 at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Mass of the resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. David Jaeger of Seattle will officiate at the service. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Ryan of Silver City; his brother, Dr. Murray Ryan and his wife, Debbie, of Espanola; his sisters, Kathleen Post and her husband, Ron, of Silver City, and Robin Ryan of Albuquerque; his twin brother, Kerry Ryan and his wife, Heather, of Silver City; and his good friend, Tom Smith of Seattle. Other survivors include his nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Derek and Gretchen Ryan of Espanola, and Judi Kendel and Patrick and Craig Post, all of Silver City. The deceased is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. James S. Ryan Sr., and by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank Buchella, both of Silver City. Pallbearers will be David and John Darling, Jeff Buchella, Harry Hill, Jim Foy, Tony Darling and Andy Aguilar. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Rich, Bill Van Dran, Bill Kendel, Jim Ryan III, Phil Ryan, Mark Ryan, Dennis Hill and Tim Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of New Mexico Foundation, School of Architecture, Kevin Ryan Scholarship, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. 87131. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

RYDESKI: George R. Rydeski, 70, died Tuesday in Las Cruces. Mr. Rydeski was born in Wakefield, Mich., and was a longtime resident a Grant County. He was a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center. He enjoyed as pastimes golfing and bowling. Mr. Rydeski is survived by his wife Geraldine T. Rydeski of Silver City; one daughter, Carole McCarthy and her husband James of Silver City; two Sons, David Rydeski and his wife Barbara of Silver City and Donald Rydeski of Silver City; one sister, Anne Maki of Owosso, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Ronald Rydeski, Robert Rydeski, Debi Rydeski and Kevin McCarthy. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral Home cha el a d graveside funeral services will be at 9 Thursday in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Getz officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Rydeski, Robert Rydeski, Kevin McCarthy, Tom Elliott, Manuel Aragon and Bill Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Hay Connelley, Victor Deltin, Jake McGinn, Wayne Reed, Howard Rustin, Wally Helm, Joe Mason, Steve Aragon, Mike Ward and Joe Collins. In lieu of flowers, persons may make donations to the Grant County Dialysis Fund in care of the American National Bank. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

RYGH:VMrs. Charlotte Rygh, 54, wife of Dr. E. A. Rygh, died about 5 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 801 Cheyenne St., of a heart attack. The fatal attack came without warning while she was in the living room. Dr. Rygh, on the medical staff of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., had arrived home from Santa Rita, just a short time before Mrs. Rygh was stricken. For about two years, Dr. and Mrs. Rygh had made their home in Silver City, moving here from Santa Rita. Surviving besides her husband, are two sisters Mrs. Mildred Musselman and Mrs. Olivia McGann, both residing in Vista, Calif. Funeral services are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

RYGH: Edgar Andrew Rygh, M.D., 79, died in Sacramento, California, December 21. Dr. Rygh was a former resident of Grant County and the Kennecott company doctor for many years. Dr. Rygh served in both World War I and World War II in addition to practicing medicine for 47 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Julie E. Thompson of Sacramento, California, a son, Tom J. Rygh and four grandchildren, all of San Rafael, California. Funeral services were at the graveside, Saturday, December 30 in Memory Lane Cemetery.

RYMAN: Robert R. Ryman, 80, a resident of Bayard, was found dead in his home Monday. Justice of the Peace R. 0. Day held an inquest and a coroner's jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes. In recent years, the deceased had been a patient at various times in Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He had no known relatives in this area. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.