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VALDESPINO: Tennille Lynette Valdespino, 15, a former Deming resident, died as a result of an auto accident Thursday. She was a resident of Man-gus. She was born Oct. 25, 1981, in Deming. Visitation at Baca’s Funeral Chapels and a prayer vigil in her memory will follow at 7 at Baca’s. Father Rod Nichols, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, will officiate. She was a Christian and was to he a sophomore at Cliff High School this year. At school, she was active in girls’ basketball, the Future Farmers of America judging team and the high school fair. “pumpkin” “Rootsy” as she was affectionately called, was known for her wonderfull contagious laugh despite the fact she was on the shy side. She was a very friendly and happy. outgoing person who was a natural caretaker, taking on everyone’s troubles.. At home she was known as “Baby Girl.” Survivors include her father, Tony, and his wife, Leticià Valdespiflo, of Deming; her mother, Edwina Jump, and Charles Judd, of Mangus two brothers, Alex ValdCSPtfl0 of Silver City and Antonio Valdespifl° of Deming and two sisters, Tonetta Valdespino of Mangus and Daniela Valdespino of Deming. Pallbearers are Carl Paddie, Tony and Norman Zamora, Greg Valdespino, Richard Vega and Charles Judd. Honorary bearers are all her school friends.

Joe N Valdez died Aug 22 at fort Bayard Medical center after a long illness, He was taken to the Alameda Mortuary for services. Local arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

VALDEZ: Alejo R. Valdez. 82, a Deming resident, died Monday, Nov. 24, in Dudleyville, Ariz. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 that evening. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming with Father Joseph Anderson officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow in Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Valdez was horn July 17. 1915, in Tyrone to Jose and Anselma Valdez. He was a miner, working at the Asarco copper mine and later retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He served his country in the U.S. Army during Wor’d War Il. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, farming and eating pie. His family includes his wife, Ahelina A. Valdez of Deming; a son, Anselmo A. Valdez, and his wife, Gloria, of Dudleyville; two daughters, Elvira Huerta and her husband, Refugio, of Mammoth, Ariz., and Amelia Jimenez and her husband, Jose, of Deming; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

VALENCIA: Arturo M. 1. Valencia, 95, of San Lorenzo, died in the early morning of Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the New Mexico Veterans Center in Truth or Consequences. He was born May 4, 1904, in Sherman', and was a farmer and rancher in the Mimbres Valley most of his life. Mr. Valencia was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. He was also very active during retirement with senior citizens events and especially the Senior Olympics, and he loved to read. Vigil services will be.; held tonight at 7 in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church- with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting the holy rosary. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Veterans honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. Casket bearers will be his nephews. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, Rudy Dominguez and his wife, Margaret, Manuel Galaz, Emma Mdntoya, Elsie Galaz, Dora Merino and JesusiVatema; all of Say Lorenzo, Agatha Portillo of Tucson, Ariz., Ray Valencia of Santa Fe, Manuel Valencia of Fontana, Calif., Rufina Valencia of El Paso, Texas, Carmen and Eva Valencia of Los Angeles, and Ernesto Valencia of Santa Fe. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388- 2334.

Patriclo Valencia,,93,.a.pioneer resident of Sierra ‘county; died In Silver City Monday .at the home of his son,Atancio Valencia. Another son, B. N. Valencia of morenci Az also survives. The Cox Mortuary had charge of the funeral, with burial taking. place Wednesday afternoon at Hjllsboro.

VALENCIA: Refugio Valencia, 85, lifetime resident of the Mimbres Valley, died Thursday evening at her home in Sherman. Funeral services are pending at Baca’s.

VALENCIA: Refugio Marrujo Valencia 84, lifetime resident of the Membres Vally, died at her home at San Juan on Thursday evening. She was born July 4, 1902 in San Juan and was a member of the Catholic Church. Rosary will be held tonight at 7 in the San Juan Catholic Church and the funeral Mass will he Tuesday morning at 10, also in the San Juan church. The Rev. Benito Suen will officiate and interment will follow in the San Juan cemetery. She is survived by her son and daughter in- law Rudy and Margaret Dominguez of Houston Texas; one brother, Arturo Valencia of San Lorenzo; sister, Margarita Salaz al San Lorenzo three grand children; and one great-grandchild. Baca ‘s Wheeler Funeral Chapels of Deming is in charge.

VALENCIA:Visitation for Reymundo Matthew Valencia, 4 months old, of Deming will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Reymundo died Tuesday at University of. New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque. Survivors include his mother Sarah Valencia; father, Daryl Thompson; sister, Sincera Regina Vera; and grandparents, Edward and Regina Marie Valencia and Wilbur and Manuela Thompson, all of Deming.

VALENCIA: Victor Parra Valencia, 87 a resident of Fort. Bayard entered. Into eternal rest Thursday. Jan * at Fort ‘Bayard Medical Center. He. was born’ Jan. 1 1910 in Préscôtt. Ariz. to ‘the late Felipe and Vicoriana Parra Valencia. He retired as an electrician at White Sands Missile Range and ‘was a former employee ‘of Peru Mining Co, New Jersey Zinc’ and the’ state Highway Department. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 3355 in Alamogordo. Calling hours will be from. 6-7 pm. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where she prayer vigil will beheld at 7pm with the Rev Johnnie Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday ‘as 10 am. at’ Our Lady of Fatisna Catholic Church with Father Paulus Kao officiating. ‘Burial will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Survivors’ include two brothers, Antonio Valencia’ and his wife, Elvira, of Bayard, and Ramon. Valencia and his wife, Minnie, of Wichita Falls,~ Texas; ‘and a sister, Cecilia Lucero of El Paso, Texas. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s funerals,, U.S~ 180 East at Delk. Drive. ‘Phone’ 38$-,2334.

Valencia: Atanacio N. Valencia, 73, died Thursady, April 12, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Valencia was a native of Hillsboro, and a long time resident of Grant County. He is survived by his son, Pat Valencia, Jr., daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Valencia, and two grandchildren, Rosa Valencia and Juanita Valencia all of Silver City. Rosary recitation was Sunday, April 15 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Monday, April 16, in Our Ladyof Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hillsboro with the Reverand Fathers Felix Sheridan and Anthonyy Bengert officiating. Burial followed in Hillsboro Cemtery. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Bueno, Joe Cruz, Felipe Gonzales, Pat Gutierrez, Tony Luna and LeoMajalca. Honorary pallbearers were Rudy Acosta, Harold Alles, Bernie Barrios, Ramon Cuevas, Leonard Gutierrez, Jimmy Hernandez, Jesus Murrillo, Jr., Rudy Madrid, Sr., Gabriel Hernandez, Jr.

Valencia: Brian Valenica, 31, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Saturday at his residence. He was born in Laguna, N.M. The recitation of the rosary will be held at the family home in Mestita today at 7 p.m. and the funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Laguna. Burial will follow in the Laguna Reservation. Survivors include his wife, Jannette Munoz Valencia of Silver City; four sons, Eric, Avery, Joshua and Brandon Valencia of Silver City; his father and mother, Frank and Mary Valencia of Laguna; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Angel and Anita Munoz of Silver City; three brothers, Frank Valencia Jr., Jason Valencia and Birdman Valencia; and two sisters, Mona and Viveon. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Valencia: Isabel Valencia passed away in his home in San Lorenzo Sunday, June 8. Mr. Valencia had lived in this community for the past 40 years, where he was a farmer. He was born February 28, 1882 in Mimbres. Rosary was in the Chapel Monday with Resurrection Mass said in the SAn Lorenzo Catholic Church Tuesday with Father Miguel Macaya officiating. Members of the family include: a daughter, Mrs. Anita V. Montoya of San Lorenzo; two grandsons, Rueben V. Montoya, San Lorenzo, Louis V. Montoya, Jr., San Bernadino, California; a granddaughter Mrs. Alice Cavanaugh, Tucson; a great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Montoya, four great-grandsons, Rueben G. Montoya, Jr., Ronald J. Montoya, Richard J. Montoya and Robert R. Montoya; one great-granddaughter,Gloria Crespin and four great-great-grandchildren, Tamie, Tonya, Shane and Rusty. Pallbearers were Raul Sepulvada, Felix Royal, Rueben Montoya, Jr., Ronnie Montoya, Richard Montoya, Robert Randel, Louis. V. Montoya, Jr., Rueben Montoya, Sr. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

Valencia: A funeral mass was celebrated at the San Juan Catholic Church in Sherman Wednesday for Juan M. Valencia, 82, who passed away Sunday. The Rev. Fr. Carl Nieset officiated. Burial followed in the Sherman cemetery. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Adela P. Valencia; a son Jesus, two daughters, Mrs. Santiago Himodosa and Mrs. Dora Merino; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.

Valencia: Mrs. Viviana Valencia, a long time resident of Grant County, died

Valencua: Lucas Valencia, 80, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born Nov. 10, 1911, to Ben and Leonides (Garcis Valencia. On July 7, 1956 he married Atha Chesnut in Lordsburg. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ath Valencia of Silver City; a daughter, Carmen Placencjo and her husband, Earl, of Silver City; three sons, Russell Valencia and his wife Rachel, of Silver City, Ray Valencia of Arenas Valley, and Rudy Valencia and his wife, Susie, of Silver City; one sister, Petra Gonzales, also of Silver City; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening in the Curtis-Bright Funeral home chapel. The prayer vigil (rosary) will follow at 7p.m. with Deacon Johunie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols celebrating. The rite of committal will follow in Memory Lane Cëmetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Montez, Richard Ybarra, Richard Gonzales, Ernest Triviso, Russeli Valencja Jr. and ...ouie Fierro. Honorary pall)earers will be all his many riends and family. Family members selected CurtisBright Funeral Home to serve them.

J T “Jimmie” Valentine who was shop foreman at Harris motors until he left Silver City last October was killed in a mine accident at Wickenburg Az. Last week, friends were notified. His wife was a school teacher at cliff high school.

Graveside’ services. for Ronald K. Valentine. 79, were conducted’ Tuesday at Memory Lane Cermetary with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal ‘Church öf the Good Shepherd officiating. Mr. Valentine was a native of Atlantic City, N. J. and had lived in Grant County for the past eight years. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Alfonso E Valenzuela, 83, died at his home in Silver city Saturday afternoon. Mr. Valenzuela was a retired rancher. He is survived by his widow, Maria of Silver City; four sons, Jose and Alfonso of Los Angeles; Louis of Azusa CA and Felix of Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Tony Sanchez and Mrs. Leonardo Triviso of Silver city, Mrs. Bell Lure and Mrs. roger Gonzales of Los Angeles; 38 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lorenzo Flores of Silver City. Rosary was said in the Curtis Bright Funeral chapel Monday at 8pm and mass was recited at St Vincent De Paul Catholic church. Internment was in the Catholic cemetery. Casket bearers were David Valenzuela, Max Sanchez, Randy Valenzuela, Bill Luera Jr. and Eddie Treviso.

Valenzuela: The nine-month-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Nestor Placencio of Silver City, Antonio P. Valenzuela, Jr. died Jan. 31 in Las Angeles, Calif. The funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Resurrection Cemetery in Las Angeles. The infant was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Valenzuela of Bellflower, Calif. Mrs. Valenzuela was the former Martha Placencio, former Silver City resident. The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Bernarda Valenzuela of Bell Garden, Calif.; also a former Silver Citian.

Valenzuela: Cruz Galvan Valenzuela, 58, died at Hillcrest Hospital Monday morning. Mrs. Valenzuela was a lifelong resident of Grant County, and has been a teacher in the Cobre School District for many years. She is survived by her husband, Natividad Valenzuela of Bayard, six daughters, Sally V. Santa Maria, Elizabeth Ann Valenzuela and Yvonne Marie Valenzuela, all of Bayard, Lydia V. Valenzuela of La Mesa, Olivia V. Vega of Bell Gardens, Calif., and Yolanda V. Carillo of Silver City and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Tony Galvan of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Elias Galvan of La Puenta, Calif., Joe Galvan Las Cruces, and Felipe Galvan of San Jose, Calif.; Five sisters, Maria Ramirez of Pico Rivera, Calif., Rebecca Chavica of Bayard, Juanita Romero of El Paso, Carmen Lucero of Idaho, and Jesusita Maldonado of Albuquerque, and her mother, Maria Galvan ofLas Cruces. Rosary was said Wednsday. Funeral Mass will be recited today at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa officiating.

Valenzuela: Felix "Scout" Valenzuela, 63, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. He worked as a custodian for the Silver City School District for 35 years, from 1950 until retiring in 1985. He gave many years of service to the teachers and children of Silver City. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Valenzuela was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Maria Valenzuela; by one brother, Jose Valenzuela; and by two sisters, Cecelia Treviso and Natalia Loera. He is survived by his wife, Refugia, of Silver City; four sons, David Valenzuela and his wife, Celia, of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel Valenzuela, Felix Valenzuela and his wife, Yvette, and Eloy Valenzuela and his wife, Dorothy, all of Silver City; three daughters, Delia Sanchez and her husband, Baldomero, and Anna Gandara and her husband, Joe, all of Las Cruces, and D'Ana Muise and her husband, Stan, of Silver City; two brothers, Alfonso Valenzuela and his wife, Amelia, of Los Angeles,Calif., and Luis Valenzuela of Azusa, Calif.; two sisters, Amelia Sanchez of Silver City and Maria Teresa Gonzales of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was this afternoon from 2-4 in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30, also in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel, and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Rod Nichols will officiate at the rosary and Mass. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Angel Alcaraz, Jesus Alvarado, Max Sanchez, Henry Gonzales, Bob Tumlinson and Joe Luis Valenzuela. Honorary pallbearers will be all his "compadres" and his many friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Valenzuela: Guadalupe Trevizo Valenzuela, 89, of Hurley, died Tuesday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1901, in Bachiniva, Mexico. She had been a Grant County resident for 53 years and was a parishioner of Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Calling hours for Mrs. Valenzuela will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Concluding services will follow in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Rafael Rodriguez officiating. Survivors include her son, Genaro Valenzuela of Silver City; three daughters, Isabel Moreno of Hurley, Emilia Camunez of Norwalk, Calif., and Mary Lou Carreon of Hemet, Calif.; 112 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Gilbert Carreon, Salvador Moreno, Santiago Ramos, Artie Kirker, Rudolfo Valenzuela and Manuel Valles. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Valenzuela: Louis Valenzuela, 68, a former Silver City resident, died Saturday in Pico Rivera, Calif. He is survived by two sisters, Maria Gonzales of Los Angeles and Amelia Sanchez of Silver City; a brother, Alfonso Venezula of Silver City; neices and nephews; and a close friend, David Kragness. Services will beheld Friday at 1 p.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn-Glendale Forest Lawn Mortuary in Glendale, Calif.

Valenzuela: Maria U. Valenzuela, 69, died August 31 at Ft. BayardMedical Center. Mrs. Valenzuela was a lifelaong resident of Silver City. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Amy Sanchezand Mrs. Cecilia Triviso, both of Silver City and Mrs. Nelfie Gonzales of Los Angeles; and four sons, Louis of Zausa, CA., Jose and Alfonso, both of Los Angeles, and Felix of Silver City. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Lucero, one brother,Tino Mesa, both of Superior, AZ. and one aunt, Mrs. Maria Carbajalof Silver City. The funeral was held Thursday, September 5, and the interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated.

Valenzuela: Matias Valenzuela, 83, died Thursday in Deming. He was a native of Fierro. Arrangements are pending.

Valenzuela: Natividad A. Valenzuela Jr., 82, of Las Cruces, a former longtime Grant County resident, entered eternal life Sunday at his home. He was born Aug. 1, 1912 in Marfa, Texas to Natividad and Juana Aranda Valenzuela. Mr. Valenzuela served in the Civil Conservation Corps and in 1935 began his career in Santa Rita with Chino Mines until his retirement in 1988. Survivors include five daughters, Lydia V. Maldonado of La Union, Celia V. "Sally" Parker and Yolanda V. Clair, both of Las Cruces, Elizabeth V. Lucero of Central and Yvonne V. Gonzales of Bayard. Other survivors include his loving companion, Marcela E. Acosta of Las Cruces; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Calling hours for Mr. Valenzuela are from 7-9 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. in San Jose Catholic Church at the corner of New Mexico 28 and Second Street in La Mesa with the Rev. Thomas Perez officiating. The rite of committal will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jesusita Evaro in 1939; his second wife, Maria Cruz Galvan in 1974; his children, Ruben, John and Elizabeth Rose Valenzuela and Olivia V. Vega; and his granddaughter, Amy Arlene. Serving as casket bearers will be Ruben John and Herman Valenzuela Jr., Jesse V. Santamaria Jr., Cris Anthony V. Vega, Richard Lucero and Enrique J. Maldonado. Honorary bearer will be Gilbert Valenzuela. He will long be remembered for his zest for life, his love of music and animals and his love of the land. Above all, he will be remembered by his daughters as a loving daddy. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces.

Valenzuela: Pascual A. "Pappy" Valenzuela, 75, lifelong resident of Las Cruces, entered eternal life Sautrday at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 7, 1917, in Tyrone and was a member of the Azteca-Indians since 1938. He retired as a carpenter with Las Cruces Carpenter's Local Union, 1245, with which he was a foreman in projects in the Silver City area, including Lockheed, Tyrone, Kennecott, and Brown and Root. Mr. Valenzuela was a member of theCatholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Maria Luisa "Mary Lou" Valenzuela of Las Cruces; nine sons, Pascual Valenzuela Jr. of Danbury, Texas, Alfredo and Robert Valenzuela Sr. of Schlumburg, Texas, and Daniel, Tommy, Joe, Alex, David and Eduardo Valenzuela Sr., all of Las Cruces; three daughters, Mary Lou Armijo of Littleton, Colo., Lupe Cruz of Silver City and Jenny Lovelace of Seattle; two brothers, Roman and Augustine Valenzuela, both of Las Cruces; and two sisters, Prajedes Medina of Las Crucesand Maria Calderon of California. Other survivors include 46 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Calling hours for Mr. Valenzuela are from 2-4 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will follow at 7 p.m. in Our Lady ofHealth Catholic Church with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez officiating. The funeral liturgy will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the same church with the Order of Augustinian Recollect Fathers officiating. At Mr. VAlenzeula's request he will be cremated and a private family committal will be held at a later date. His sons will serve as casket bearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces.

Valenzuela: Refugio Valenzuela, 65, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at her home. She was born July 8, 1927, to Jesus and Elisa (Telles) Gonzales in Fierro. She married Felix Valenzuela on Aug. 31, 1947, in Fierro. Mrs. Valenzuela enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed Singing and lived life to the fullest. She was especially fond of outdoors and enjoyed long walks, camping and fishing. She was active in widowed people's activities and ofr the last five years served as a volunteer for the Silver City Gospel Mission. She is survived by four sons, David G. Valenzuela and his wife, Celia, of Phoenix, Danny G. Valenzuela of Tyrone, Felix G. Valenzuela and his wife, Yevette, of Silver City, and Eloy G. Valenzuela and his wife, Dorothy, also of Silver City; three daughters, Delia Sanchez and her husband, Baldomero, of Las Cruces, Anna Gandara of Silver City, and D'Ana Soto and her husband, Henry, of Tucson; three brothers, Henry Gonzales of Silver City, Leo Gonzales and his wife, Aggie, of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Jesus Gonzales, also of Pico Rivera; three sisters, Cruz Alvaraso and her husband, Jesus, of Silver City, Frances Perez of Silver City, and Polly Polanco and her husband, Candido, of Phoenix; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Valenzuela, in 1989. Visitation will begin at 4 this afternoon in the Curtis-bright Funeral Home chapel followed by the prayer vigil (rosary) at 7 with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols as celebrant. The rite of committal will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Standard, Angelo Alzaraz, Tony Folres, Raul Pena, Gerald Garcia and Ruben Alvaraso. Honorary pallbearers will be all her compadres and compadres and her nieces and nephews. Conrtibutions in her name may by made to the Silver City Gospel Mission, P.O. Bos 5198, Silver City N.M. 88062. Family members selected Curtis-Bright funeral Home to serve them.

Valenzuela: Vicente P. Valenzuela, 79, died September 24 at his residence in Hurley. Mr. Valenzuela was a native of Deming. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Guadalupe Valenzuela of Hurley, three daughters, Mrs. Isabel Moreno of Hurley, Mrs. Emilia Camunez of Norwalk, CA., Mrs. Mary Lou Carreon of Hemet, Ca., a son Genero Valenzuela of Hurley, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Survivors also include a brother, Santos Valenzuela of Los Angeles Ca. Rosary recitation was at 7 p.m. September 25 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 10 a.m. September 26 at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Rev. Fr. Victor Gallerdo officiating. Burial followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Salvador Moreno, Gilbert D. Carreon, Raoul Camunez, Raoul Camunez, Jr., Gilbert Carreon, Jr. and Rodolfo Valenzuela.

Mrs Candida Valera, 86, former resident of Santa rita died Dec 4, at Los Angeles Ca where she had been living. She is survived by four sons, Manual , jose, Gilbert, and Ysidro; two daughters, Lucy and Jean and several grandchildren. Burial was in Calvary cemetery in Los Angeles.

Valerio: Anastacio A. Valerio, 72, a lifelong area resident, entered eternal rest Sunday at Gila Reginol Medical Center. Mr. Valerio was a heavy-equiptment operator with Chino Mines until his retirenment in 1974. He was a communicant of Santa Clara Catholic Church of Central and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, senior citzens programs, League of United Latin American Citizens and Southwest New Mexico Services for the Handicapped. Survivers include his wife, Isabel De La O Valerio of the home; a son, A.D. Valerio Jr., and his wife, Socorro, of Central; his daughters, Janie D. Valerio of Houston, and Becky Dominguez and her husband, Roger, of Central; his sisters, Juanita Salas, Consuelo Salas and her husband, Joe, and Lorenza Salas and her husband, Felix, all of Bayard, and Romana Morales and her husband, Luis, of Silver City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Felipe, Robert, and Rudy Valerio. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosery at 7 with Decon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m.at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. George Renolds officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetary with honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 andVeterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347. Pallbearers include Gilbert Valerio, Ronnie Dominguez, Mike Valerio, and Charles, Larry and Jerry Salas. Honerary bearers will be Gilbert Polanco, Juan Macias, Roger Dominguez and his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

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Valerio: Frank A. Valerio, 70, a resident of Bayard, and the son of the late Juan F. and Maria Alaniz Valerio, entered life eternalSaturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on June 22, 1922, he was a general foreman for Chino Mines for 43 years. He was a Roman Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mr. Valerio served during World War II in the U.S. Army. Calling hours will be from 4-9 today p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m.Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao as officiant. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Veterans honors will be accordded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Juanita Valerio of the home; his sons, Johnny Valerio of Albuquerque and Michael Valerio of Las Cruces; his daughters, Esther Macias of Gallup, Mary Valerio of McAllen, Texas, Reina Pepke of Peralta, N.M., Theresa Ramos of Albuquerque and Sarah Valerio of Las Cruces; a brother, Anastacio Valerio of Central; and his sisters, Juanita Salas, Consuelo Salas and Lorenza Salas, all of Bayard, and Ramona Morales of Arenas Valley. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Mr. Valerio was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Serving as casket bearers will be Anastacio Valerio Jr., Manny Salas, Larry Salas, David Rios, Aurelio Flores and Felix Salas Jr. Honorary bearers will be Charles Salas, Jerry Salas, Danny Rios and Gilbert Valerio. Memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 340 East Mayo St., Bayard, N.M. 88023. Entrustedto the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Valerio: Services for Maria Alaniz Valerio, 85, were held today at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiated. Mrs. Valerio is survived by four daughters, Juanita Salas, Consuelo Salas, and Lorenza Salas, all of Bayard, and Ramona Morales of Silver City; three sons, Anastacio Valerio of Central, Frank Valerio of Bayard, and Robert Valerio of Silver City; a newphew, Juan Alaniz of Canutillo, Texas, and a niece, Leonor Reyes of California; 32 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1952 by her husband, Juan Valerio, and by two sons, Rudy Valerio in 1961, and Felipe Valerio in 1981. Pallbearers were A.D. Valerio Jr., Manny SAlas Jr., Felix Salas Jr., Charles Salas, Jerry Salas, Steve Valerio, Larry Salas and Michael Valerio. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Arellano, Donald Washington, John Laurent, Benny Rodriguez Jr., Danny Flores, Richard Padilla Jr., Gilbert Valerio, Danny Valerio, David Salas, Johnny Valerio, Robert Salas, Juan Alaniz Jr., and BarneyTelles.j Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Valerio: Robert A. Valerio, 53, of Silver City passed away at his residence . Mr. Valerio was born July 26, 1938, in Santa Rita, to Juan and Maria [Alaniz] Valerio. He was a member of the National Guard and had worked for the Silver Consolidated Schools for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice [Chacon] Valerio of Silver City; two daughters and sons-in law Judy and Richard Padilla of Las Cru ces, and Gloria and Danny Flores of Lordsburg; three brothers, A. A. Valerio of Central, Frank Valerio of Bayard and Juan Alaniz of Canutillo, Texas; four sisters, Juanita Salas, Consuelo Salas and Lencha Salas, all of Bayard, and Romona Morales of Silver City; fi ve grandchildren, Anthony, Eric and Alyssa Padilla, all of Las Cruces, and Maria and Michele Flores of Lordsburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. Mass of Christian burial wil l be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, U.S, 180 East, Silver City. The rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7 at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses in Silver City.

Valerio: Fatal head injuries were suffered by Ronnie C. Valerio, 4 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felipe A. Valerio of Santa Rita, in a fall at the family home last Thursday. Brought to Hillcrest General Hospital for emergency treatment, he died soon after reaching the hospital. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by Mass at the Santa Rita Catholic Church, with burial taking place in the Hanover cemetery. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

Mrs Fern Vellacott, who lived in, Silver City for many years, died last Sunday, Aprl 11, In an’ El Paso hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Vellacott, who was born on July 5, 1884, in Waterloo, ‘Ta., lived in New Mexico for 41 years. She was married to Frank Vella~ çott who practiced law In Silver ‘City for 17 years before they moved to Albuquerque, where he Went into partnership with Merritt Meachem, former governor. Upon Mr. Vellacott’s death in 1931 Mrs.VelIacott moved back to ‘Silver City where she made her home until two years ago when she took up residence in Deming. Throughout her lifetime she was interested in civic and social affairs and participated in pollitics. During World War I she gained recognition for her work with the American Red Cross. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. C. A. Rusland of Silver City; Mrs. E. P. Amundson of Mason. City, Ta., and’Miss Dolly Fuhrman, ‘also of Mason City. and one brother, Glen Fuhrman of Fort Dodge. Ia. Funeral services were -held on Wednesday afternoon from Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev, David E. Holt of the Church of -the Good Shepherd officiated. Active pallbearers were Alvin ‘Frank, James Ryan, Don Lusk, Joseph Woodbury, Fred Borenstein, and Ivers “Pat” Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were E. W. Ward, Leo Schiff, Shin Kauffman, Melvin H. Porterfield, Sr., Robert Jackson, Sr., W. D. Murray, Wayne McV. Wilson, C. C Royall, Sr.. Frank Light, ,W. S. Haston, Tom Linville and Ira I~ Wright.

VALLEJOS: Anastacio Vallejos, 65, resident of Aragon, Catron County, died Tuesday morning at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born in Catron County and was a sheep rancher. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Genoveva Vallejos; a son, Gregorio Vellejos; a daughter, Laranza Vallejos, and three grandchildren. Funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in Santa Mino Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. John Prackett officiating. Burial will be in the Aragon cemetery.

VALLEJOS: Cesario Vallejos, 81, a resident of Hurley, died this morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Ba-ca’s Funeral Chapels

VALLES: Claudia Valles entered eternal life Tuesday, June 22, in her Los Angeles home. She was born July 3, 1945, to Manuel and Carmen Valles. Her father preceded her in death May 29, 1998. She is survived by her only son, Manuel Valles; her mother, Carmen Valles; two sisters, Blanca and Maria Valles; a brother, Mark Valles, and his wife, Miriam; two nieces. Lisa Monet and Christian Monique Valles; and two nephews, Mark An- thony and Christopher Robin Valles. All are residents of Los Angeles. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, -----

VALLES: Julian R. Valles Jr., 73, of Santa Clara en- tered eternal life Monday, Dec. 13, at his family home. Visitation will begin at 6 Wednesday evening at Ba- ca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry will lead the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at Santa Clara Catholic Church on Thursday at 10 in the morning with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Concluding services and inter- ment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Valles was born in Fort Bayard on Dec. 28, 1925, to Julian and Concepcion Valles. He was a truck driver for 25 years at Kennecott, from where he retired. Mr. Valles served in the U.S. Navy from January 1944 to May 1946 during World War II. He was an active life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Steelworkers Local 890 and was also active in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Celia "Sally" Valles; two sons, David Valles Sr. and his wife, Dora, of Santa Clara, and Daniel Valles and his wife, Darlene, of Albuquerque; one brother, Henry Turrey, and his wife, Rita, of Santa Clara; five grandchildren, David "Bodie" Valles Jr., Jennifer Valles, Valeric Valles, Jennifer Elizalde and" John Elizalde; two great- grandchildren, Rhea and Jamiee Valles; three sisters-in-law, Ramona Regalado, Conni,e Holgum and Annette Va'lles; a special friend, Flo- rence Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be David Valles Jr., Matthew Savory,. Arnold Lopez, Henry Turrey Jr., Titus Turrey Jr. and Ja- son Lopez. Honorary bearers are Arturo Ortiz, Abran Martinez, Richard Rodriquez, and all his nieces and nephews. Mr. Valles was preceded in death by his father, Julian Valles Sr.; his mother, Concha Turrey; his brother, Joe Valles; and a sister, Alice Gomez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180.

VALLES: Lazara Herrera Valles, 96, died Monday at Fort Bayard. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fierro at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in the Fierro Cemetery.

Manuel Valles, Jr., 21, died suddenly in los Angeles last Thursday He is a former resident of Fierro. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manue’, Valles, a brother Mark, and three sisters, Blanca, Claudia arid Maria, all of Los Angeles; his grandmother, Mrs. Lázara Valles of Santa Rita; his,grandfather, Jesus Arciero of Hanover; his aunts, Mrs. Carmen Corral of Santa Rita and Mrs. David Flores of Bayard; his uncles, Jesus, Mike and Ramon Arciero of Hanover. Rosary services were said in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary on Monday at 8 p.m. with the funeral Mass at 10 a. m. Thuesday in the St., Anthony Catholic Church at Fierro with the Rev. Fr. Adrien St. Charles officiating. Burial was in the Fierro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Flores, Robert Herrera, Ruben Reyes, Robert Reyes, Leo Reyes and Tony Tovar.

VALLES: Sara S. Valles, a former Bayard resident, died Saturday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was born in Fiero on Aug, 19, 1915. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Grijalva, and her husband, Carlos, of Tujunga, Calif.; a son, Valentin Valles, and his wife, Marian, of Thousand Oaks; five grandchildren, Genie Hopkins, Carol Magno, Linda Wright, Tina Valles and John Valles; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews from the Grant County area. Pierce Brothers-Griffin Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Van Ausdale: Jeffrey Van Ausdale, 15, of Pinos Altos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Ausdale, and a sophomore student at Silver High School, died early Tuesday morning in Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. After attending classes Monday, Jeffrey became suddenly ill at his home, and was immediately taken to El Paso by ambulance for treatment by a specialist. About three years ago, the youth was wounded in an accident with a gun, a bullet entering his forehead and inflicting a near-fatal wound. However, he completely recovered and returned to school and had participated in all activities, in both elementary school and high school, where he had an outstanding scholastic record and was popular in the student body. Survivors are his parents, a brother, Michael and two sisters, Ann and Laura, who are attending school. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

Mrs. Madeline 0. Van Buskirk, 64, died here last Tuesday afternoon . She had been a resident of the community for the last 41 years. She is survived by her husband Carl of Central; two sons Larry of Silver City and Donald of Salida Colo; two grandchildren and, a sister. Mrs. Verda L. Day of Downing,calif.

Van Buskirk: Carl E. Van Buskirk, 73, died last week in Central.Mr. Van Buskirk was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a resident of Grant County since 1934, when he became a precipitate plant foreman for Kennecott Corporation. He is survived by two sons, Larry Van Buskirk of Silver City and Donald R. Van Buskirk; four sisters, Bertha Rea of New Port Richey, Florida, Alma Liljegren of Wayne, New Jersey, Ola Schroeder of Arpin, Wisconsin,Mary Dishinger of Marshfield, Wisconsin; two brothers, Walt Van Buskirk of Iowa Falls, Iowa and Pete Van Buskirk of Tucson; a sister-in-law, Verda Day of Downey, California; two grandchildren,Chris Van Buskirk and Mark Van Buskirk, both of Tempe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Van Buskirk in 1973. Local funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Schultz officiating. Services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 a.m., at the Wee Kirk of the Heather Chapel at Forest Lawn, in Glendale,California, with entombment following in the Forest Lawn Mausoleum. The family requests donations in his name be sent to your favorite charity.

Van Curon: Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie E. Van Curon, 96, whodied here Thursday, July 11, were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 13. The Rev. Donald Brent, Director of Missions for Southern Baptist Churches, officiated. Graveside services and interment followed in the Rosedale Cemeteryin Ada, OK., Wednesday, July 17. Mrs. Van Curon was a native of Cass Couty, TX and had lived in Silver City for the past 33 years.She and her late husband, S.L. Van Curon, a retired building contractor, came to Silver City in August, 1941 from Ada, OK, he preceded her in death in 1953. They purchased the Turner Apartments in 1943 and Mrs. Van Curon has operated them ever since. Survivors include two sons, C.L. Van Curon of Silver City and S.C. Van Curon of Frankford KY; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Presson of Silver City and Mrs. Ollie M. Rogers of McFarland, CA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were Victor L. Patton, John H. Harvill, Stewart M. Pinkerton, Ed Werner, Orville Little, Glenn Storer, F.E. Alexander, Fred Norton,Lewis Vencill, and Ron Baca.

Van Deman: Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. for Donald Glen Van Deman, Silver City 11 year old, who lost his life Sunday in a tragic shooting accident near the city limits. The services, at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, were conducted by the Rev. Wayne Douglas, pastor of the First Methodist Church ofSilver City. The body was sent to Albuquerque for cremation immediately after the funeral. Donald, in company with his older brother, Richard David Van Deman, 15, was shot in the stomach witha 22 calibre bullet accidentally discharged from a cheap pistol held by Richard, who was attempting to reload the weapon. Of suchconstruction that it was necessary to pull the hammer back in order to remove the cylinder, the hammer slipped and struck the cartridge remaining in the chamber. Richard Van Deman made a pathetic attempt to carry his brother to a place where help could be obtained, but was forced to abandon the effort and then run forhelp. When help arrived, Donald was dead, presumably from internal hemorraging. The news of the accident came as a great shock to the community and especially to the many who were acquainted with the youngster and his family. An especially bright and friendly child, with pleasing manners, he was a favorite in his neighborhood. He attended the sixth grade of the Silver City Public Schools and was a progressive student. Donald was born in Bloomington, Ind. on Feb. 22, 1941, the son of RichardG. and Laura Johnson Van Deman. He had resided here with his parents during the time his father had been attending New Mexico Western College. Other survivors are his brother, Richard David and two sisters, Caroline and Beverly, all at home.

Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Wednesday, afternoon for John Merle Van Dongen, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Van Dongen of Santa Rita, who passed away Monday in a Tucumcari hospital Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hickman of Santa Rita. Conducting the last rites was the Rev. H. E. Johnson, Santa Rita Community church pastor. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery.

Van Dran: Mrs. Dorothy Van Dran died Monday, August 3 in El Paso,Tex. Mass will be said at the St. Francis Newman Center on Friday, August 7, at 11 a.m. Fr. L. Anthony Bergert will be officiating. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

Van Dran: Joseph Louis Van Dran, 84, a resident of Silver City since 1974, ~, passed away Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1909, to William and Susan (Lyons) Van Dran in Kewaunee, Ill. In 1933, he married Dorothy Hopkins. Mr. Van Dran was employed with Northern Illinois Gas Co. and retired in Silver City in 1974 after 45 years of service. He is survived by two sons, Eugene Van Dran of Alta Loma, Calif., and William Van Dran of Las Cnices. He; was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Van Dran, in 198 1. No services in Silver City are planned. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Friends in Silver City have recived word of the death of R. R. Van Dusen, which occured at community Hospital, Boulder, Colo., onJune 18. Their Family home was in Port Isabel, Texas and they had gone to their summer home at Trapper's Lake. Colo., where he became ill. He was taken to Boulder for surgery. Mr. Van Dusen ha suffered from Lukemia for several years. Survivors besides his wife, Myrtle, are a son, Lt. Col R. R. Van Dusen, Jr. who is serving with the Armed Forces i GErmany and a sister. Mrs. mae Yokel of Evansville, Ind. Burial was in Evansville. Mr. and Mrs. Van Dusen have visited Silver City many times withMrs. Marion Heyne enroute to Mogollon where they have spent a part of each summer for many years.

R. E. (Van) Van Every, popular Silver City resident, succumbed suddenly yesterday following a brief illness at Fort Bayard Veteran’s Facility. A World War I veteran, he was employed by Clifton Chevrolet. He is survived by his widow and a son Richard. Funeral services are pending.

Van Every; Dorothy Van Every, 90, passed away Nov. 14 at Anna Maria Hospital in Aurora, Ohio. Mrs. Van Every was born Oct. 6, 1903, in Spooner, Wis., the daughter of Walter and Alice (Mead) Crocker. She attended the University of Wisconsin, and received a degree in music and elementary education. In 1924, she moved to Silver City, where she resided for 65 years. She taught second grade for many of those years. She married Richard Van Every on Aug. 6, 1926, in Silver City. They had one son, Richard Van Every Jr. Following her retirement she was a world traveler. Mrs. Van Every was preceded in death by her husband, son, four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie (Mrs. Donald) Sheer of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.Mrs. Van Every was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Chagrin Falls, and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating and the Rev. Gerald Griffin assisting. Contributions in her name may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. Arrangements by Curtis- Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

Van Laningham: Keith Norman Van Laningham, 77, a resident of Cliff, passed away Saturday. He had been a farmer in the area since 1945. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Cliff; two daughters, Dorothy Minor and Mary Catlett, and two grandchildren, Scott and Sandra Catlett, all of Boise, Idaho; and one brother, Merle Van Laningham of Concordia, Kan. Graveside memorial services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila with the Rev. David Goble officiating. The Curits-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the service.

John M. Van Nuland, 84, of Silver City, where he had resided for l8 years. died Monday at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The Rev. Henry Meredith, of Fort Bayard, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving is a brother, Anton P. Van. Nuland of Silver City.

Van Nuland: Anton P. Van Nuland, 86, died October 10 in Hillcrest Hosptil following a brief illness. Mr. Van Nuland had been a resident of this community for the past 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maud Van Nuland of Silver City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Clyde Swenson of Safford, Ariz., and Mrs. Leo Littlefield of Silver City, two stepsons, Isom Shoemaker of Waco, Tex., and Ward Shoemaker of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Alfred Pace of The First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.

Van Nuland: Maud Van Nuland died Thursday, October 5, at HillcrestHospital. Mrs. Van Nuland was born December 25, 1885 in Wichita, Kansas, and had been a resident of Grant County for the past 44 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton P. Van Nuland in 1971. She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Hope Swenson of Safford, Arizona; Mrs. Ruth Littlefield of Silver City, two sons, Isom Shoemaker of Georgetown, Texas; Ward Shoemaker of Silver City. Seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Survivors also include three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Yeoman of Appleton City, Mo.; Mrs. Emma Ward of Chillicothe, Mo., and Mrs. Glenna Dawson of Kingsville, Mo. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, October 9 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Shoemaker, Bill Shoemaker, Lee Roy Goettsche, Bill Evatt, Earl Morcomb and Ty Bingham.

George D. Van Osdel, 82, passed away Wednesday, October 5 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Van Osdel was a native of Barada, Neb., and had resided in Silver City since 1939, coming here from South Dakota. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Van Osdel is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Dorothy Vannatter of Silver City, Mrs. Erma Jean Simpson of Joseph City, Az., eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Graveside services were Friday, October 7 at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Allingham-Golding Post #18 of the American Legion conducting services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heart Fund.

Mrs. John L. (Ruth Richard) Van Rossum widow of the late Fred W. Richard before her marriage to Mr. Von Rosswn, died in Portland, Ore., the past week. She formerly lived at Vanadium, where her husband developed the Ground Hog mine which was sold to the American Smelting & Refining Co. and Richard became superintendent of operations for several years. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Goodwin, of Portland; a son, Ted Richard, Tucson, and six grandchildren. Funeral services and burial took place in Portland.

Van Valkinburg: Word has been received of the death of Rev. Henry Van Valkinburg, January 9 at Las Cruces. He was 92 years old. The Rev. Van Valkinburg was a native of New York, coming to New Mexico in 1898. He was one of the ministers at the Dedication of the Pinos Altos Methodist Church. His wife preceded him in death in 1961. He retired in 1956. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Nelson Wiegler, who was once pastor of the Silver City Methodist Church.

VAN WINKLE: Former resident Audle Van Winkle,74 better known as Dink, passed away Saturday at his home in Truth or Consequences. He worked early day construction, building the Bear Canyon Dam and various Grant County roads and was master mechanic for, the town of Silver City. He also worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He later took over management of the Diamond Bar Ranch until 195S when he went to the YZ Ranch in Meeker, Colo, when he later retired moving to Pavsoo, Ariz. Three years later he moved to his present home in Truth or Consequences. He was the youngest son of Arch and loula Van Winkle, early New Mexico pioneers, and was born in Dunkin, NM. Feb. 13, 1910. He was a member of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints and the Tyrone Masonic Lodge. lie is survived 1w his wife, Georgic Amberson Van Winkle of Truth or Consequences, a son, Jerrv Van Winkle of Hurlev a daugter Jackie Boles of Grants four grandchildren, Misty, and Jodi Van Winkle of Hurley, .Jeralyn Silva of Parachute, and Jill Christmas of las Cruces and two great-grandchildren, Destiny and Justin Silva . Services will be conducted at 4pm Tuesday by the Latter Day Saints church at French Mortuary in T or C. Graveside services will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge Wednesday in the Gila cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Blake, Todd Pugmire, Merle (Red) Gatlin, Walter howell, Gene Place, Will Parsons, Johnm (Butch) Wallace and Keith Bricker. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge, Walt Nichals, Fred Foster, Walter Ward and Clarence Brown.

Van Winkle: Georgie Van Winkle, a member of a pioneer Gila Valley family, passed away on Oct. 31 in Fort Bayard. She was born in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 2, 1913, to Jack and Alpha Amberson. She attended school at Cliff and was married to Audie "Dink" Van Winkle for 50 years. In their younger days, they owned the old Mangus Store and ranched at the Diamond Bar. Mrs. Van Winkle later lived and worked on the YZ Ranch in Meeker, Colo., where she retired. She leaves behind many friends and loved ones who will miss her quiet intelligence and caring nature. She was member of the Order of Eastern Star at Tyrone and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Boles of Truth or Consequences; a son, Jerry Van Winkle and his wife, Lenore, of Hurley; and her grandchildren, Jill Christmas of Las Cruces; Misty Pugmire of Arenas Valley, Jeralyn Silva of Silver City and Jodi Van Winkle of Hurley. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Destiny and Justin Silva and Jered Pugmire; and two sisters, Emma Lou Harrell of Anchorage, Alaska, and Sadie Howell of Truth or Consequences; and one brother, W.C. "Buddy" Amberson of Beeville, Texas. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Friday with graveside services following in the Gila Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Gigger, Todd Pugmire, Butch Wallace, Fred Balke, David De Busk and Dee Gidney. Honorary pallbearers will be her many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the respiratory unit at Gila Regional Medical Center orto the Heart and Lung Association.

VanBrocklin: Dr. Ralph VanBrocklin, a former history professor at Western New Mexico University, died from a sudden illness on Dec. 30 in Ridgecrest, Calif. He was a native of Hawaii. A memorial service with friends, family and church members, was held in Ridgecrest. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, and his daughter, Malia, both of Ridgecrest; and a brother Vince, of Hawaii.

Vance: Mrs. Blanche Lee Vance, 92, died Sunday, June 4, at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Vance was a former resident of Ft. Worth, Texas, and was a member of the Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Ft. Worth. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marguerita Gill of Bayard, five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death on May 14, 1978, in Ft. Worth, Texas, by a son, Jack Vance. Graveside services were Wednesday, June 7, at Memory Lane Cemetery, Pastor Dick Ross of the First Baptist Church officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Anthon Anderson, L.A. Patten, Bil Smith, John Nelson, Homer Stewart and Howard Burris.

VANCE: George "Sonny" Vance, 56, passed away• Sunday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Funeral services were held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery Wednesday morning at 10. A wake will be held Saturday afternoon from 2-4 at. the Pinos Altos Fire Department. Anyone needing more information should contact Brent Buchheister at 538-5376 Unit No. 48. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

Funèral services for S. L VanCuron, a resident of Silver City for the past 13 years, were, held Sunday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Crow officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wayne Douglas. Burial was in Ada, Okla. Mr. VanCuron died Sat., Oct 17, In an El Paso hospital following an illness of several weeks. VanCuron was a retired building contractor and at one time operated the Market Street grocery. Later he and his wife purchased the Turner Apartments. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Mattie E. VanCuron, a son, C. L. VanCuron, and one daughter, Mrs. George Presson of Silver City, and a son, S. L. VanCuron of Harlan, Ky.

VANDE WALKER. Denna Van De Walker 81, died Sunday in Silver City. She was born in Prarie, Ohio, and had been a resident of Grant County for several years. She is survived by one sister, Helen Gould Hupp of Spokane, Wash., and by several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Faith Baptist Church at 3845 N. Swan Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Don Atchicy will officiate.

Vandenbosch: Services were held June 27 for Mary Eloise VandenBosch, who died of cancer June 23 in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 86. Mrs. VandenBosch, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., graduated from Syracuse University. She later moved to Fort Bayard, where she was a librarian for the Veterans Hospital for 20 years. She lived in Silver City for nearly 30 years. During that time, she was involved in Western New Mexico University drama productions under the direction of the late Chase Webb. She was also involved in faculty wives' activities, and American Association of University Women drama, book review and garden clubs. Mrs. VAndenBosch moved to Santa Cruz in 1973. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Smythe of Scotts Valley, Calif.; and grandchildren, Kimric Smythe of Richmond, Calif., and Cyndie Smythe of Long Beach, Calif. Memorial Mass was celebrated June 27 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church's villa. A memorial service was held July 11 at La Posada senior home in Santa Cruz.

VanLaningham: Keith Norman VanLaningham, 77, a resident of Cliff,passed away at home Saturday after a long illness. He was born in Morrowville, Kan., on Feb. 4, 1912, to William and Flossie VanLaningham. He moved to this area in 1933 for his health. He worked in Mogollon for eight years and then moved to Wilmington, Calif., where he worked in the shipyards for four years. In 1945,he returned to Cliff to start his farm. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Cliff; two daughters, Dorothy Minor and Mary Catlett,and two grandchildren, Scott and Sandra Catlett, all of Boise, Idaho; and one brother, Merle VanLaningham of Concorida, Kan. Memorial services are pending and will be announced by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Martin Luther, Vann, 72, a former employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation, who had worked at Hurley for Clino Mines Division for 29 years, died last Saturday. He was retired in 1953. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev. W. J. Laundy of Hatch conducted the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Billette R. Vann; three brothers and four sisters.

VANNATTER: Herman Ronal Vannatter, 62, died Thursday in Albuquerque. Mr. Vanñatter was born in Gamoca, W. Va., and had been a resident of Grant County for 19 years. He retired in 1985 as member of Local 412, Plumbers and Pipefitters; was a member of the International order of odd Fellows, and was a member of the National O1d-time fiddlers association, the Grant County Fiddlers Association, and the Arizona Fiddlers Association; and he was a Christian; three daughters, Patricia Ann Vannatter- DeBraal, and Dianna Lynn Vannatter of Deming and Donna May Copolla of New Jersey; four Sons, Herman Ronal Vannatter Jr., George Allen Vannatter, and James Paul Van-flatter, all of Silver City, and John Eugene Vannatter of Akron, Ohio; his father, John Vannatter of Fayetteville, W. Va.; two sisters, Norma Kesterson of Fayetteville and Jan Toney of Richwood, W. Va.; four brothers, John Vannatter Jr. of Oak Hill, W. Va.; Leon and Tom Van-flatter of Carlsbad, and Carhis Vannatter of Fayceteville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Vannatter, Jr~ 1982; and by his sister, Irene Braderick, in 1968. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Rick Gary officiating and American Legion Ailingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Alex Eaton and Frank Flynn of the Deming LO.O.F. Lodge will conduct services.

Vaquero: Maria Soledad Vaquero passed away at her niece's residence in Silver

Anastacio. G. Varela, 78, of Santa Rita, life-long resident of Grant County and retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., died the past week at Hillcrest General Hospital Surviving are a son Elias Varela of Central; a daughter Mrs. Cruz Rodriguez of Santa Rita; two grandchildren and two brothers, Esiqueo Varela of Santa Cruz Ca. A Rosary service was held Friday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel an4 funeral mass was said Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church in Bayard. The Rev. Fr, Frank Sierra officiated. Burial was In the Silver City cemetery.

Mrs Versare Varela, 89, had lived in Silver City 45 years, passed away at her home Tuesday night, Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. U. E. Maxwell, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 7:30 Tuesday evening at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church followed ·by mass Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock the Rev. R. A Vonder Haar, officiating Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary.

Varela: Mr. Filemon G. Varela, Jr., 56, died in Silver City June 30. Mr. Varela was a native of Hatchita and had lived in Silver City most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Lucy of Silver City; three sons, Manuel, Filemon and Mauricio, all of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Blandina Mesa and Mrs. Susan Trejo, both of Lordsburg; 17 grandchildren; four brothers, Todivio, Theodoro, Jesse and Rljln, all of Casa Grande, Mexico; four sisters, Mrs. Elvira Carpio of Casa Grande, Mexico; four sisters, Mrs. Elvira Carpio of Casa Grande, Mexico, Mrs. Mario Grajeda and Mrs. Josepha Grajeda of Janos, Mexico, and Miss Celia Verela of Los Angeles. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel July 5 with church services held in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. July 6. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Father A. James Milano was celebrant.

Varela: Jacinto Vargas Varela Jr., 62, a former resident of Santa Rita and Hanover, passed away Monday, Jan. 23 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, Calif. He was born Sept. 6, 1932 to Jacinto Varela and Eliza Vargas in Santa Rita. He worked for the Peru Mining Co. and the Oswaldo Mine before moving to Los Angeles in 1956. He was very active for 25 years in the Assembly of God Church. His main purpose in life was to help the poor people in Mexicali, Mexico, in the outskirts of the city to which he traveled at least twice a month for 25 years until his helath prevented much traveling. He is survived by his wife, Elsa; three daughters, Rene Guerro of Riverside, Calif., Mary Lou Varela of Whittier and Christine Cepeda of Riverside; and a son, Jacinto Varela III of Whittier. Also surviving are three daughters from a former marriage, Nena Estebane of El paso, Texas, Rebecca, also of El Paso and Margie Sanchez of Lawndale, Calif.; a brother, Ramon Varela and his wife, Aurora of Bell, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.. He was preceded in death by a brother, Manuel V. Perez, and his mother, Eliza V. Perez. Services wee held at Rainbow Chapel and interment was at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Pallbarers were Mark Guerrero, Joaquin Cepeda, Jacinto Varela III, David Varela, Ramon Varela and Larry Buff. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Meyer, Manuel Perez Jr., Mel Moreno, Eddie Varela, Hilario Dominguez and David Ochoa. Officiating was Isaac Gonzalez.

Ivan Varentzoff, an engineer for ,the Shell Oil. Company of CaIiforñia and husband of the former of the Virginia Wright daughter of Mr and Mrs Ira L Wright was fatally injured Monday night at the family home in San Fransisco. Mrs wright was advised by Virginia of the tradgic death of her husband in a long distance telephone call to her mother. Her daughter told her that on his return home from his office in the evening and while parking his car in the garage, a runaway car rolled down the hill near the Varentzoff home careened into the driveway and crashed in the Varentzoff car demolishing it and killing Mr Varentzoff before he could step out of his car. Mrs Wright left for San fransisco Tuesday to be with her daughter and attend the funeral. Arragements for the funeral are pending. Also flying to San Fransisco, fron Las Vegas, were Mrs Isidora Frank another daughter of Mrs wright and her husband who were on a vacation trip when told of the accident.

VARGAS: Josefina Aguilera Vargas, 84, of Lordsburg passed away Friday, April 30, in Casa Del Sol Senior Care Center in Las Cruces. Visitation for Mrs. Vargas is from noon until 6 p.m. today at Lordsburg Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7 tonight at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, also in the church, with Father Pedro Valdez as celebrant. She was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Lordsburg the-daughter of Pablo Aguilera and Conception Dela Paz Aguilera. She married Nick S. Vargas on Oct. 23, 1933, in Lordsburg. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1984. They had celebrated their 50th anniversary a little more than a year before he passed away. She is survived by three daughters, Consuelo V. Perez of Frinoa, Texas, Margaret V. Flores and her husband, Ed- wardo, of Las Cruces, and Martha V. Avalos and her husband, Leonel, of El Paso, Texas; one son, Nick Vargas Jr., and his wife, Soledad Natividad, of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Sara Villaba, Licha Hernandez and Rita Marquez; one brother, Jose Aguilera; a nephew who was like a brother to her, Pablo Ramirez; her grandchildren, Cipriano Aragon, Lisa and her husband, Ramiro Alaniz, Robert Aragon and his wife, Sylvia, Christina and her husband, Richard Loera, Hector Perez and his wife, Michelle, Dennis Flores and his wife, Peggy, Joseph N. Flores and his wife, Michelle, Cynthia and her husband, Eddie Mercado, Andrew Avalos, Suzanne Avalos, Mario Vargas and his fiancee, Yvonne, and Rebecca Vargas; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Vargas had been an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg before |t her husband's passing. She then became a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Las Cruces, where she resided with her daughter, Margaret, until late 1995. She became a resident of Sunshine Nursing Home in Lordsburg until March 1999, when she transferred to Casa Del Sol Nursing Home in Las Cruces, where she lived until the time of her death. Pallbearers for Mrs. Vargas will be Dennis Flores, Joseph Flores, Estevan Flores, Mario Vargas, Edward Mercado and Anthony Avalos. Honorary bearers are Ramiro Alaniz, Rebecca Vargas, Bobby Aragon and Susan Avalos. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pedro Vargas, 65, Hurley, a Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. empioyee for many years, waS struck by a car on the highway near Hanover last Thursday, and killed instantly. The car was driven by Pedro Ybarra, Silver City, who reported the accident to the sheriff’s officce, and officers immediately investigated the fatality. An inquest was held at Central Saturday, before Peace Justice A. A. Rich. The jury returned a verdict, finding the deceased came to his death as a result of being struck’ by an automobile. Rosary services were held Sunday in the American Legion hall at Hurley, followed by mass Monday morniitg in the Hurley Catholic church, foilowed by burial in the Hurley cemetery.

Vargas: Mrs. Balbina Vargas, 58, a resident of Hurley, died Sundaynight at the family home in Hurley, following a heart attack. Born in Mexico, she had lived in Hurley for many years. Survivorsare five sons, Manuel, Silver City, Luis, Hurley, Frank and Pete, Los Angeles, Ramon, Santa Fe; three sisters, Mrs. Lupe Diaz, Hurley, Mrs. Luis Quintana, Albuquerque, Mrs. Ramona Lerma, Los Angeles, and a sister, Mrs. Mona Villalobos, Los Angeles. Rosary services were held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass in the Hurley Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial was inthe Hurley cemetery.

Vargas: Ernest David Vargas, a resident of Santa Ana, Calif., died Sept. 26. Mr. Vargas was born in Santa Rita. The rosary and burial were held at Fairhaven Mortuary and Memorial Park, and a Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. He is survived by his wife, Sally; four sons, Jason, Chris, Ernest and Jesse of Orange County, Calif.; three daughters, Genevieve, Barbara and Angela, also of Orange County; two brothers Kenneth and Bobby of Santa Ana; a sister, Armida Schmidt of Albuquerque; an aunt, Rosa Mittleton of Los Angeles; and 10 grandchildren.

Vargas: Luis Portillo Vargas, 63, a lifelong resident of Silver City, died at his home Monday. He was a miner and a veteran of World War II where he received the Purple Heart while serving with the U.S. Army during the central European campaign. Mr. Vargas was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Calling hours will be today from 2-9 p.m. with prayer services at 7 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Dennis Wagner, associate pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery and veteran honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include four brothers, Manuel Vargas of Silver City, Ramon Vargas of Albuquerque, Pete Vargas of Rosemead, Calif., and Frank Vargas of Pico Rivera, Calif.; three sisters, Ramona Lerma of Montebello, Calif., Lupe Diaz pf Silver City and Eloisa Quintana of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Pedro, in 1955; and by his mother, Balbina, in 1960. Casket bearers are all his nephews, Ruben Diaz, Bobby Vargas, Pat Valencia, Joe Parra, Agustine Quintana and David Vargas. Honorary bearers are Gregorio Gerardo, Abran Luna and Calvin Gibbs. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Vargas: Manuel B. Vargas, 66, died at his residence Friday afternoon in Silver City. He was born June 4, 1921 in Chicago, Ill., and resided in Grant County the last 60 years. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed with Chino Mines for 15 years before he was disabled. He was also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours at the funeral home will be today from 2-9 p.m. with rosary services scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. He is survived by one son, Richard Vargas of Albuquerque; four daughters, Connie Acosta and Sally A. Yniguez, both of Silver City, Cecelia Limon of San Antonio, Texas,and Dolores Garcia of Santa Ana, Calif.; by 14 grandchildren; and by two great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Vargas: Manuel P. Vargas, 69, a longtime Grant Country resident, died Saturday evening at Gila Regional Medical center. He was born May 21, 1921, in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Hurley . He was a member of the Catholic Church. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and retired from Chino Mines after 43 years of service. Calling hours were to be held today from 2-9p.m.in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will beheld at 7p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 in St. Francis Newman Center. Conculding services will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Survivors include his wife, Anna L. Cargas of Silver City; three sons, Manuel Vargas Jr. of Orlando, FLa., and Robert and David Vargas of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Helen "Connie" Abeyta of Siver City; three brothers, Frank and Chon Vargas of California, and Ramon Vargas of Albuquerque; and four sisters, Lupe Diaz of Silver City, Ramona Lerma and Theresa Costales of California, and Eloisa Quintana of Albuquerque. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great- grandchildrenHe was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Balbina Vargas,and a brother, Luis Vargas. Casket bearers will be Adolfo Maestas, Ruben Rodriguez, Robert Vargas, Gene Calderon, and Gilbert and Franscisco Abeyta. Honorary bearers will be Richard Ybarra Jr., Robert and Christina Abeyta, Angela Rodriguez, Henry Villalobos Jr., Fredie Diaz Jr. and David Vargas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

VASQUEZ: Anissa Griñie Vasquez, 5, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, at her residence. She was born Oct. 6, 1992, in Tucson. She is survived by her parents Ruben and Magen ‘Vasquez, and a brother Armondo Vasquez, of Tucson; paternal grandparents, Ruben and Elda Vasquez, and maternal grandparents, Joe and Lucy GrihiC Jr., all of Tucson; and her great-grandparents, Jose and Louella Arrellin of Santa Clara. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, by whom she will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Joe and Elvira Griñie Sr. of Silver City. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Holly Hope Cemetery in Tucson. Pallbearers will be Joe and Larry Griñie, Johnny Dominguez and Adren Vasquez. Honorary pall~ bearers are her aunts, uncles and cousins.

VASQUEZ~ Ashley Nichole Vasquez, infant,daughter of Ruben and Mast Alice “Allie” Vasquez, entered eternal rest Saturday, Feb. 7, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 7 in Silver City. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at .2 p.m. Thursday at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Rod Nichols will officiate. Interment will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Ruben and Mary Alice “Allie” Vasquez of Silver City; four uncles, Robert Gallardo and his wife, Josie, of Silver City, David Gallardo of Silver City, Edward Vasquez and Yvonne Murillo of Silver City, and Richard Vasquez and his wife, Linda, of Silver ~. City; four aunts, Helen Galindo and her husband, Armando, of Silver City, Dale; a brother, Mike Melendrez, and his wife, Louise, of Deming; two sisters, Josefa Lerma of Silver City and Demecia Escarnilla of El Paso. Texas; 38 grandchildren; 6(1 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul M. Monies. and her daughter. Helen Martinez. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Infant Jesus Catholic Church, P.O. Box 97, Hurley, NM 88043. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. ISO East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334

Juan L. Vasquez, 74, resident of Silver City for many years, who operated a trucking service, died last Thursday at the family home after a several months illness. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Margarita Vasques; two sons, four daughters, 19 grandchildren ant 17 great grandchildren. .Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, followed by funeral mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was La the Catholic Cemetery.

Manuel S. Vasquez, 70,of Silver City, died Saturday. Feb. 12, in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born April 28, 1912 in Hurley, the son of Pedro and Josefa Sandavol Vasquez, and was. a lifelong resident of Silver City. Vasque’z is survived by ‘his wife, Anita of Silver City; two sons, Manuel Vasquez Jr. of West Covina, Calif. and Robert Vasquez of Silver City; three daughters, Alicia Ybarra’ and Irma Chacon of Silver City and Arcilia Ortiz of Socorro: six sisters, Cecla Navadez, Sarah Vasquez. Erlinda Rodriquez. Detfina Vasquez all of Silver City, Josefa Aguilar and’ Celia Jemmings of Butte, Mont,: four brothers, Robert Vasquez, Frank Vasquez and Ruben, Vasquez of Silver City and Rudolfo Vasquez of Pamona, Calif.: 24 grandchildren and nine great-granddhildren. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 15, at St. Francis Newman Center Catholic Church. Services were under the direction of the Rev. Robert Getz; Burial was held In the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Manuel Martinez, Peter Vasquez, Manuel Rodriguez, Rubin Vasquez Jr., Aügustin Chacon and David Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers were Louie Monte Canuto Sanchez, Larry Montes. Alberto Para, Rudy Ortega and Manuel Ortega Jr. Arrangéments by the Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

Vasquez; Pedro AVaquez,65 died Saturday at his home in Santa Rita.He was employed as a janitor in the Santa Rita elementary school and was a long time resident of Grant County. Surviving are are five sons, Manuel, Silver City; Rodfo and Ruben, serving in the army; Roberto, Santa Rita; seven daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Cordova, Los Angeles; Mrs.Cecilia Navarrez, Mrs. Sarah Martinez,Mrs. Delfina Vasquez, Mrs.Josefina Aguilar, all of Silver City; Mrs. Celia Jennings , Butte Mont. and Mrs. Erlinda Rodriguez, Santa Rita; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and two brothers, Simon Vasquez, Anthony and Roman Vasquez, Socorro. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Tuesday evening. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Santa Rita Catholic church, followed by burial in the Santa Rita cemetery.

Vasquez: Bruce Vasquez, 29, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Thursday, June 22 in Ontario, Calif. He was born Sept. 22, 1965 in Silver City to Manuel and Mardy Vasquez. His passion, enthusiasm, and love for children and animals, as well as his talent for gardening, were inspirational. He was a loving caring father. His compassion and eagerness to always lend a helping hand will forever be remembered and deeply missed. He is survived by his companion, Toni Padilla, their daughter, Katrina, and stepdaughter, Jessica, all of Silver City; his parents, Mardy Vasquez of Ontario and Manuel Vasquez of Silver City; a brother, Danny Vasquez of Silver City; a sister, Judy Vasquez of Pomona, Calif.; two half brothers, Manny and Brian Provencio Vasquez of Silver City; his maternal grandmother, Frances Grissom; his paternal grandmother, Anita Vasquez; his uncles, Ronald Grissom and Roert Vasquez; his aunts, Hope Martinez, Kathleen Gutierrez, Anita Aguila, Lorraine Grissom, Jeannete Sanchez, Brenda Arlidge, Christine Grado, Alice Ybarra, Irene Chacon and Arcelia Ortiz; his very special extended family, Mickey and Christine Grado Jr. and family, and Jay Lewis, his best friend; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his younger sister, Irene Miranda in 1994, and his uncle, Willie Grissom in 1992. Services are pending. In charge of arrangements is Oakdale Mortuary in Glendora, Calif. A prayer vigil will be held in Silver City at a date and time to be announced.

Vasquez: Cecilia S. Vasquez, 79, a lifelong area resident, entered eternal rest Thursday at her home. She was born June 24, 1915 in Hurley to Pedro A. and Josepha Sandoval Vasquez. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Silver City. She is survived by her three daughters, Hortencia Ogas and her husband, Apolonio of Tyrone, Olga Arroyos of Silver City and Yolanda Mendoza and her husband, Jose, also of Silver City. She is also survived by her brothers, Francisco Vasquez and his wife, Maria of Silver City, Rodolfo Vasquez and his wife, Shirley of Silver City and Ruben Vasquez Sr. and his wife, Alama, also of Silver City; her three sisters, Erlinda Rodriguez of Silver City, Josepha Aguilar and Celia Jemmings, both of Butte, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Manuel Vasquez; and three sisters, Ramona Cordova, Sara Vasquez and Delfina Vasquez. Calling hours will be from 3-5 Sunday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the rosary at seven with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at ten Monday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Colgan officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Ruben Vasquz Jr., Bobby Vasquez, Manuel Rodriguez, Manuel Martinez, Peter Vasquez and Benito Martinez. Honorary bearers will be her brothers, Francisco, Rodolfo and Ruben Vasquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Vasquez; Delfina Vasquez, 63, died at Ft. Bayard. She was born in Santa Rita, NM and had lived in Grant County all of her life. Delfina was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Salvador R. Vasquez of Silver City; two daughters, Olivia Arroyos and Clorinda Lara of Silver City; four sons, Eloy Vasquez and Charlie Vasquez of Silver City, David Vasquez Severiano Vasquez of Phoenix, Az; five sisters, Cecilia Nevarez, Sara Vasquez and Erlinda Rodriquez of Silver City. Josefina Aguilar and Celia Jennings of Butte Montana; four brothers, Rudy Vasquez of Pamona, Ca, Frank Vasquez, Ruben Vasquez and Robert Vasquez of Silver City; 16 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ramona Cordova in 1973 and one brother, Manuel Vasquez in 1983. Rosary recitation was recited at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Higinio Cervantez, Danny Bencomo, Adolfo Marquez, Oscar Polanco, Emerijildo Rivera and Fred Apodaca. Honorary pallbearers were Carlos C. Jaramillo and David Lara, Sr. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Vasquez: Feliciana "Chana" Vasquez, 48, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1946 to Basilio P. and Elvira Montes (Richarte) Yduarte in Silver City. She married Eloy S. Vasquez on Aug. 2, 1969 in Silver City. She was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church and was serving her second year as a CCD teacher for the church. She is survived by her husband, Eloy S. Vasquez; a daughter, Christina vasquez, and her fiancee, Julian "Junior" Munoz; two sons, Eloy Vasquez Jr. and Rudy Joe Vasquez, all of Silver City; her mother, Elvira Yduarte of Silver City; a sister, Emma Flores of Las Cruces; four brothers,Ray Yduarte and his wife, Alsa of Nogales, Ariz., Edward Yduarte of Albuquerque, Larry Yduarte and his wife, Martha of Las Cruces, and Augustine Yduarte and his wife, Patti, also of Las Cruces; her nieces, Lisa Carmona and her husband, Memo, Amanda Carmona, Michelle Carmona, Bryanna Yduarte and Stacey Yduarte, all of Las Cruces; her nephews, David, Daniel, Steven, Jesse, Patrick, Alex, Gabriel, Robert and Ryan Yduarte, all of Las Cruces, and Rene and Mark Anthony Yduarte, both of Nogales; and numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Basilio P. Yduarte in 1974. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The prayer vigil will follow at the funeral home with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John Colgan celebrating. The rite of committal will follow in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Gonzales, Serapio Chacon, Jesus Leyba, Luis Morales, David Lara and Pete Ortega. Honorary pallbearers are Alex Quintanar and Ruben Vasquez Sr. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Vasquez: Frank Michael Vasquez, a resident of Signal Hill, Calif., passed away Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. He was born Nov. 14, 1948 in Silver City. He is survived by his father, Ralph C. Vasquez and family of Silver City; his mother, Delia Moffitt and family of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Rudy R. Vasquez and family of Albuquerque; a sister, DeeAnn Kerrutt and family of Clearwater, Fla.; his maternal grandmother, Mickey Munoz of Silver City; his uncles, Rudy C. Vasquez, George C. Vasquez and Danny C. Vasquez, all of Silver City, and Bob Ruiz of Priest River, Idaho; his aunts, Elvira V. Madrid and Eva Hernandez of Silver City and Linda Switzer of Anaheim; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike R. Vasquez, his maternal grandfather, Frank Ruiz, and an uncle Mike C. Vasquez. Mr. Vasquez attended schools in Silver city and graduated from Silver High School in 1966. He also attended Western New Mexico University. He will long be remembered and loved by his family and friends. A rosary will be held in his honor Sunday in Anaheim. A funeral mass will be celebrated and interment will follow at Anaheim on Monday.

VASQUEZ Francisco “Kico’ Sandoval Vasquez of Silver City passed away Wednesday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending under the care of Bacas Funeral Chapels.

Vasquez: In a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 80 west of Las Cruces at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Juan N. Vasquez, Jr., 25, of Hurley, Chino Mines Kennecott Copper employee at Hurley, was instantly killed. Also killed in the accident was a Houston, Texas man, driver of the other car. Injured were three passengers in this car. Surviving are his wife and a young son and daughter. Also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Juan N. Vasquez, Sr.; two brothers, Enrique Silver City and Ralph, Los Angeles; and three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Pacheco and Mrs. Julia Rodriguez, San Pedro, Calif. and Mrs. Rufina Rocha, Anaheim, Calif. Involved in the collision was a third car which was following the Houston car. It ploughed into the wreckage. No one was injured in this car. Rosary will be held at seven o'clock tonight at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by Mass in St. Vincent's Catholic Church at nine o'clock Friday morning. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Vasquez: Librada R. Vasquez, 68, died Tuesday, January 9, in el Paso. Mrs. Vasquez was a native of Mexico and a long time residentof Grant County. She is survived by her son, Magdaleno Vasquez, of Las Cruces, two nieces, Marie Garcia of Silver City, and Beatrice Espinosa of El Paso, one nephew, Salvador Vasquez of Bayard, sister-in-law Maria Cruz of Hanover and three grandchildren. Rosary recitation was Thursday, January 11 at the Curtic-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Friday, January 12 in the Holy Family Catholic CHurch in Hanover with the Reverend Father Esteban Lopez officiating at both services. Burial followed in theHanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Pete Delgado, Paul Diaz, Blas Delgado, Charlie Vasquez, Patricia Espinosa and Mitchell Garcia.

Vasquez: Margarita M. Vasquez, 100, a lifelong area resident, entered eternal rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Vasquez was born March 28, 1894 to Pedro and Marcelina (Pena) Vasquez in Gila. She experienced much during her century of life but nothing meant more to her than her family and the four generations of grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Rafael M. Vasquez and his wife, Julia, of Silver city; four daughters, Virginia V. Pacheco and her husbnad, Benny, of Carson, Calif., Julia V. Rodriguez of Silver City, Rufina V. Rocha and her husband, Thomas of Westminster, Calif., and Antonia L. Ortiz and her husband, Dionicio, of Albuquerque; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 49 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Vasquez; her sons, Epifanio M. Vasquez, Enrique M. Vasquez, Juan M. Vasquez Jr. and Antonio Vasquez; and a daughter, Antonia Vasquez. Calling hours will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosary with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City wih the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers are Frank S. Vasquez, Richard A. Vasquez, Ricky P. Vasquez, Benny V. Pacheco Jr., Eddie L. Ortiz and Richard S. Vasquez. Honorary bearers are Thomas Rocha, Benny Pacheco Sr., Dionicio B. Ortiz, Cruzito M. Lopez, Elian C. Benavidez, Danny Parra and Librado Maldonado. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Vasquez: Pablo Hector Vasquez, 26, of Bayard entered life eternal Saturday at his home. He was born Oct. 19, 1965, in El Paso, Texas, and had been a Grant County resident for 10 years. Mr. Vasquez was a construction worker. He was a graduate of Cobre High School and attended Western New Mexico University. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where vigil services will be held at 7. Funeral liturgy services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The committal rite service will follow at 3 p.m. in Mount Carmel Cemetery in El Paso. Survivors include his mother, Romana Vasquez of Bayard; two sisters, Zenaida M. Smith of Chicago and Rosa Isela Guerrero of San Manuel, Ariz.; and his nieces and nephews, Myrian and Jose Rocha, Raymond Maynes Jr., Vanessa Monique Maynes and Michael Anthony Rocha, all of Bayard. Casket bearers will be Joe Ferrell Jr., Mike Hernandez, Rosendo Guerrero, Jose Rocha, Mike Delgado and Myrian Rocha. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Vasquez: Ramon T. Vasquez, 56, died Monday, January 22, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Vasquez was a native of Silver City and a life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by his sister Mrs. Simona Shaffer of Silver City and two brothers, Jenero Gonzales of Silver City and Esqueil Vasquez of Bellingham, Wash. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was 10 a.m. Saturday in Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed in Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rudy Marquez, Robert Medina, Fredie Bencomo, Pete Morales, Ralph Marquez and Frank Mendoza.

Vasquez: Salvador R. Vasquez, 67, of Silver City, died Sunday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was born in Mexico, but had lived in Grant County most of his life. He retired in 1979 from Chino Mines Co. after 28 years of service & was a World War II veteran. Mr. Vasquez is survived by two daughters, Clorinda Lara of Phoenix, Az, & Olivia Arroyos of Silver City; 4 sons, David Vasquez & Severaino Vasquez of Phoenix & Eloy Vasquez & Charlie Vasquez of Silver City; his mother, Maria Cruz of Hanover; 2 sisters, Beatrice Espinosa of El Paso, Tx, & Maria Garcia of Silver City; 16 grandchildren; & 9 great-grandchildren. Mr. Vasquez was preceded in death by his wife, Delfina Vasquez, in 1984; & by his brothers, Moises Diaza & Gilberto Vasquez. Rosary recitation will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel & Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Richard Lynch will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Higinio Servantes, Henry Morales, Marcadio Arroyos, Severaino Vasquez, Ramon Lopez & Ruben Vasquez. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ramon Ortega & Sammy Murillo. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of S.C.

Vasquez: Sarah Sandoval, 70, died Wednesday in Silver City. Mrs. Vasquez was born in Santa Rita and was a life-long resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Lupe Jones and Reyna Rios, both of Silver City; eight sons, Manuel (MeMe) Martinez of Hurley, Ben Martinez of Rosemead, Calif., Arnold Valdez of La Puente, Calif., and Luis (Bobo) Morales, Henry Morales, Albert Morales, Art (Magoo) Morales and Ramon Morales, all of Silver City; four sisters, Erlinda Rodriguez, Cecilia Vasquez, Selia Jimenez and Josephine Aguilar; four brothers, Robert Vasquez, Ruben Vasquez, Rudolfo Vasquez and Frank Vasquez; 42 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Mrs. Vasquez was preceded in death by two sons, Ton Martinez in 1978, and Alfred Martinez in 1985; two sisters, Tina Vasquez and Ramona Cordova and a brother , Manuel Vasquez. Rosary recitation will be held at 8 tonight at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent's with burial to follow at the SilverCity Cathlic Cemetery. The Rev Bill Mayer will officiate. Servingas pallbearers will be Fernie Martinez, Alfred Martinez Jr., DavidMartinez, James Morales, Peter Martinez, Ramon Martinez and Benny Martinez. Honorary pallbeareres will be Anthony Morales, Artie Morales, Howie Morales, Armando Sapien, Johnnny Valdez, Robert Vasquez, Opie Vasquez, Frank Vasquez and her sons-in-law, Rios andJimmy Mones. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Vasquez: Susan R. Vasquez, 42, a resident of Chase, Kan., passed away Sunday. She was born March 5, 1952, in Silver City. She was employed by McDonald's in Lyons, Kan. She married Frank Vasquez on June 20, 1987 in Silver City. Mrs. Vasquez was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chase. The rosary will begin at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Church Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; her sons, Francisco Rosales and Rafael Medina of Salinas, Kan.; a daughter, Anita Nakano of the home; her mother, Anita C. Rosales of Silver City; her brothers, Arnold Chavez of Phoenix, David Rosales of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Isaac Rosales of Silver City; and her sisters, Terry Rosales of San Jose, Calif., and Virginia Trujillo of Bayard. She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Rosales, and a sister, Angie Martinez. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan R. Vasquez Memorial Fund. Sillin Funeral Homes of Lyons, Kan. is in charge of arrangements.

VASQUEZ: Estella P. Vasquez, 70, a lifelong Silver City resident, entered life eternal Saturday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 3 1926, to the late Jose and Margarita Portillo. Mrs. Vasquez She enjoyed dancing and fishing, and was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 3-7 Wednesday afternoon with the prayer vigil beginning at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Ricky Vasquez, and his wife, Donna, of Albuquerque; two daughters, Cecelia Gonzales and her husband, Bobby, of Las Cruces, and Jo Ann Holguin and her husband, Ronnie, of Silver City; two brothers, Manuel Portillo and his wife, Estella, of El Paso, Texas, and Jose Portillo and his wife, Guadalupe, of Silver City; three sisters, Petra Reyes of Deming, Virginia Ortiz and her husband, Rafael, of El Paso, and Annie Wright of Silver City; nine grandchikren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enrique M. Vasquez. Casket hearers will he Ray Gonzales, Mike Gomez, Joe Ruiz, Paul Portillo, and Eric and Frank Vasquez. Honorary bearers will be her 22 beloved godchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

VASQUEZ: Rafael Vasquez, 81, a Silver City rcsident, entered into rest Friday at his residence. He was born April 22, 19l5, in Gila tç the late Juan and Margarita Vasquez. He was a retired truck driver Survivors include his wife Julia, of SiIvcr City; three sons, Frank Vasqez and his wile, Elpidia of Las Cruces, Richard Vasquez and his wile, Fidelia, of Whittier, Calif., and David Vasquez and his wife, Adeline, of Prescott, Ariz.; a daughter, Lilia Vasquez of Los Angeles; and four sisters, Virginia Pacheco and her husband, Ben. of Torrance, Calif., Julia Rodriguez of Silver City, Rufina Rocha and her husband, Tomas, of Westminister, Calif., and Antonia Ortiz and her husband, Dionicio, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by eight grandchildrcn; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand~child. Calling hours are from 4-7 Sunday evening in Bacas Funeral Chapcls with the prayer vigil at 7. The Rev. Richard wIll rccite the rosary. The funeral liturgy 1wilI he celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Francis Newman Center Parish with the Rev. Mike Lindsay otfficiating. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Benny Pacheco Jr., Daniel Vasquez, Richard Vasquez, Richard ~. Vasquez, Lorenzo HereJia and Richard Vasquez. Flonorary hearers are Vlichael, Robert ~nd David Vasquez. Entrusted to the care of Bacas Funeral Chapels.

VASQUEZ: Jimmy Vasque Jr., 53, a lifelong Demin resident, died Thursday his home. Visitation wil start Sunday afternoon at at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will be held there that evening at 7. Mass of thc resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Churcli with the Rev Anderson offticiating. Internment will follow at Mountain View Cemetary. He was born April 5, 1943. in Lordshurg to Santiago Vasquez and Maria Diaz Vasquez. He worked as a arts salesman for John Deere Co. for 25 years until his retirement six years ago. He attended St. Aim's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons; Santiago R. Vasquez. Ill of Deming ad Mark Morales of Santa CIara; two daughters. Viola 4Muños of Las Cruces and Tina Vasquez. of Albuerque; two brothers Henry Vasquez of Deming, Javier Vasquci of Anthony; four sisters, Gloria Lucero of Santa Clara. Antie Aiha of Silver City. Lilie Narvaez of Las Cruces. nd Alice Vasqucz of' Dcning; and six grandchildren He was preceded in death by his sister, Vellu Baca, on June 1,1996. Pa1lhearers will be Henry and Marty Baca, Alba, Mike Gutierez, and Frankie and Chu', Iasquez. Entrusted to the carc of' Bacas Funeal Chapels of Deming.

VISSERING: Retired U S Army Maj General Norman H Vissering, 80, passed away Sunday in gila reginal Center. He was a resident of Orlando FL. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Elizabeth L Lafferty of Silver City.; a son, Norman H Vassering Jr Tavern Kee FL; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. During WW II he served on the staff of General Dwight Eisenhower, was staff officer responsible for logistics and transportation in the European Theatre, was vice president of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad and was chairman of the board for Florida Terminals and Trucking. Services will be held at Woodlawn Mausoleum and mortuary in Orlando. Local arrangements were by Curtis-Bright.

VAUGHAN: Vaughan, a former Silver City high school teacher Passed away at her home in Elpaso' Texas' at the age of 100. Born in Oklahoma's Indian Territory, Ms. Vaughan began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Montoya NM> She graduated from the New Mexico Normal School, now known as Highlands University, and received a master's degree in English from Columbia University in New York. She moved to Silver City in 1942 and began teaching English at the high school which was part of New Mexico State Teachers College, now Western New Mexico University. Later, she also taught journalism. She retired after 47 years of teaching. A member of P.E.O. Chapter AG, she received the 1969 Outstanding Citizen of Grant County Award and became the state president of the Retired New Mexico Teachers Association. She was tough, but she cared about her students, recalls Bonn; Jo Rogers, a former student and a retired teacher. "The thing 1 remember was the grammar notebook we had to keep. Even now, I still go back and refer to it. A lot of kids wanted to be in her class, but they didn't get in. I am so glad I did because I learned a lot! Prior to Ms. Vaughan's death –a scholorship fund was established in her name at WNMU by her nephew, Will Wofford. The endowed scholarship will benefit undergraduate students in the School of Education who "demonstrate an ability and desire to impact the world in the 21st century as Ms. Vaughan had done in the 20th century." Tax-de-ductible contributions to the Stella Vaughan Scholarship may be made to the WNMU Foundation, P.O. Box 1158, Silver City, NM 88062. For more information, call 538- 6310.

VAUGHAN: Beujah Irene Vaughan, 74, a lifetime Animas resident died Sunday in Las Cruces A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 in the morning at the Middle Animas Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Hensley Officiating. She was horn Feb. 4, 1923, in Middle Animas to Alvin and Bessie Dunagan She was a lifelong Animas area resident and was a home maker Mrs. Vaughan had been active with the American Legion Auxiliary and ~ad been a school bus driver with the Animas Schools. She also worked in the cafeteria. At one time, she owned and operated Bea’s Beauty Shop in Anirnas. Her family includes her husband, Jack L. Vaughan of Animas; a son, Roy Vaughan, and his wife, Patsy, of Las Cruces; a daughter, Thorma Jackson, and her husband, Tom, of Skull Valley, Ariz.; two sisters. Ethel Gauthier of Animas and Margaret Winn of Redmond, Ore.: and five grandchildren, Ned and Tnish Jackson, Amy Jackson, and Travis and Codi Vaughan Pallbearers will be Roy and Travis Vaughan, Torn and Ned Jackson, Glen Dunagan and Bill Dwine. Entrusted to the care of Bacas Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Vaughan: Thomas Franklin Vaughan, 80, died Friday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Vaughan was born in Sidney, Texas, and had resided in Hurley since 1942. He retired as a foreman from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1971 with 30 yrs. service. Mr. Vaughan had been a Christian since he was 18 yrs. old and was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bayard. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Vaughan of Hurley; a daughter Billye Maxine Williams of Hurley; three sons, Ted Vaughan of Sivler City, Stanley Vaughan of Santa Fe, and Mike Vaughan of Mimbres; three sisters,Maggie Atchley of Yuma, Ariz., Essie Johnson of Ventura, Calif., and Lois Presley of Grandbury, Texas; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Curtis Bright Chapel. Burial will follow at Memory Lane. The Rev. Bill Miller will officate. Pallbearers will be Stanley Vaughan, Ted Vaughan, Mike Vaughan, R.L. Chandler, Dale croon and Chuck Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends. In lieu of flowers friends may donate to the Gideon Bible Society or the Frist Baptist Church of Bayard organ fund. Arrangements are by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

Vaughn: Mark Vaugh, 67, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Oct. 2,following a b

Vaughan: Sue Roper Vaughan, 49, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away Saturday at her residence. She was born April 22, 1943, in Big Spring, Texas and had been a Kerrville resident since August 1992. She resided in Santa Fe from 1961 until 1992. Mrs. Vaughan was a bookkeeper for a building contractor, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She married Stanley Vaughan on July 10, 1984, in Santa Fe. Survivors are her husband, Stanley Vaughan of Kerrville; a sister, Mrs. Leo "Ella" Williams of Big Spring; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were to be held today in Kerrville. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Heart of the Hills Hospice, P.O. Box942, Kerrville, Texas 78029. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

Paul R. Veeder, died Tuesday, Dec.28 at the age of 93. He had been a resident of Silver City for about a year. Mr. Veeder was born in Monte Vista in the San Luis Valley of Colo. in 1889. He was the son of a Methodist minister and oldest of seven children. He graduated from Denver University by working his way through college doing janitorial Work. He married Lura’ Bird Kimball in 1911 and taught school for eight years and became high school superintendent in Co. He entered, the Postal Service as a postal clerk in the Denver Post Office and retired after 30 years He was very active in church work and scouting and loved to sing, especially in quartets...and choirs. He remarried in 1968 to Edith Price. He Is survived by four sons: Arthur, Harold, Lloyd, and Ross, and had six granchildren and five step ‘grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were at the Wheeler çhapel Friday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.rn. with Rev. David Saucier offIciat1ng. Interment’ followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

VEGA: Angie Marie Vega, 20, of Highland, Calif., entered eternal life Wednesday, June 2, in an auto accident in Fontana, Calif. She was born Jan. 30, 1979, in La Mesa, Calif., to Michael A. Vega and Sylvia A. Sandoval Pierce. She graduated from Cobre High School in 1997. She was enrolled in the donor program; she gave of herself so that others could live. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tues- day at the Santa Clara Catholic Church. She is survived by two loving daughters, Gabrielle and Kaiyesha, of Silver City; three sisters, Amy and Anna Vega of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Shawna Pierce of E! Paso, Texas; two nieces, Alexandria and Antoinette; two nephews, Vincent and Daniel; grandparents, Felix A. and Flora Sandoval Sr. of Vanadium and Emma Vega of Silver City; and aunts, un- cles and a cousin. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sylvia A. Sandoval Pierce, and her aunt, Sandra Ortiz.

VEGA: Felix: C. Vega, 79, a resident of Las Cruces. for 31 years, died Sunday Aug. 16, at home. He was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Hanover to Tirzc and Nacencena Vega. He. was, a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during World War. IL He was a retired optics technician with White Sands Missile Range.’ Mr. Vega was a member of the East Side ‘Community Center, Parks and Recreation Board of Las Cruces, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Disabled American Veterans . for 50 years and was the current chaplain, was chairman of the American G.L Forum with the local Felix’ C. Vega Chapter, usher at. immaculate Heart of Mary “C~thedra1,~ founder of’ Services Employment Redevelopment, past grand knight in. Alamogordo and member of Immaculate Concepcion Catholic Church in Alamogordo. He is survived by ‘his six sons, Felix Tirzo Vega of Dallas, Victor Vega and, wife, Grace, of Alamogordo, Meliton ‘Vega and wife, Helen, of Garland, Texas, Antonio Vega and wife, Norma, Joseph ~cg~ and Angelo Vega, all Of L~i’~ Cruces; four daUghters, C.’ cilia Vega of Fresno, Calif.., Rosa Linda Ward of Tucson, .Ariz., Frances Brown and husband, Tony:, of San Antonio,’ Texas, and Maria Cruz Vega and ‘Don of Las Cruces; and sisters, Celestina Anderson of Alamogordo and Ferminaa DeFillipo of Boston. Visitation will’ be held Wednesday from 5-7 ‘p.m. at Getz Funeral Home Chapel. The prayer vigil’ will follow at 7 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated ‘Thursday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral. Burial, will follow at St. Joseph’s , Catholic Cemetery with full military’ honors. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of ‘Las Cruces.

Killed early Monday morning In an accident on State Road 82 near Virden, Hidalgo County, were Mrs. Anita De La 0 Vega, of Central; and Mrs. Anita Villa, I of Duncan. Critically injured was Santiago Salazar of Duncan, driver of the car.Capt. Joe Roach of the State Police and State Patrolman Henry Houston investigated the accident which occurred when the car driven by Salazar crashed into a cotton trailer parked alongside the’ highway. Mrs. Vega Is survived by her husband, Frank Vega, Central; four sons, Willie, Raymond and David, Redlands, Calif., and Jesus, Silver City; four daughters, Mrs Evangelina Murrillo and Mrs. Cecilia ‘Young, Silver City; Mrs. Lilly Diaz, Duncan and Miss Sallary Vega, Roswell; two sisters Mrs. Ramona De La 0, Central, and Mrs. Francisca Hernandez, Bayard; two brothers, Ramon De La 0, Silver Bell, Ariz., and Narcisco Holguin, Central her father, Atanacio, De La O , Central, and 18 grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said today at 9 a.m at Santa Clara Catholic Church in central, with burial following in the Catholic cemetery.

Sally Delao Vega, 33, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Friday following an extended illness. Miss Vega was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her father, Tranquilino Vega of Silver City, three sisters Mrs. Lily Flores of San Manuel, Ariz., Mrs. Celia Young of Wilklema , Ariz. And Mrs. Evangelin Murillo of Silver City, and four brothers, Ramon Vega of Highlane Calif. Jesus Vega of Silver Cit Willie Vega of Redland, Calif. and David Vega of Silver City. Rosary services were recited Monday, January 24, the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass said Tueday, January 25, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Internment followed in the Catholic Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Waldo Munillo, Eddie Abeyta, Frank Gomez, Edmundo Carares9 Tudy Chacon and David Sierra.

Tranquilino C Vega, 73, passed away Monday May 16 at Hillcrest hospital. Mr Vega was a lifelong resident of Grant County, and was a retired employee of American Smelting and Refining Co. He is survived by four sons, Ramon Vega of Highland, Calif., Jesus Vega of Silver City, Willie Vega of Redlands, Calif., and David Vega of Silver City, three daughters, Mrs. Lily Flores of San Manuel, Az., Mrs. Vangie Murillo of Silver City and Mrs. Cecilia Young of Wilkeman, Az., 36 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Survivors also include a brother, Julio Vega of Central. Funeral arrangements are pending at Curtis Bright.

VEGA: Valenth C. Vega, 91, a Deming resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil that evening at 7 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Anderson officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Vega was born Dec. 5, 1906, in Santa Ritato Julian Vega and Soledad Chavez Vega. He was a lifelong area resident who worked as a meat cutter at Southside Market for 24 years. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. His family includes his wife of 68 years, Eugenia Vega of the home; two sons, Fred J. Vega and his wife, Betty Vega, of Silver City, and Julian Vega and his wife, Trinnie M. Vega, of Belen; one daughter, Gloria Flores, and her husband, Frank E. Flores, of Las Cruces; two brothers, Pomposo Vega and his wife, Elsie Vega, of Deming, and Matilde Vega and his wife Rebecca Vega, of El Paso, Texas; two sistefs, Leonor Valverde of Las Cruces and Hilaria Chavez of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and’ one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Vega was preceded in death by a daughter, Carmen Guaderrama; two sisters, Lita Reade and Soledad Vega; and three brothers, Julian Vega, Vicente Vega and Carlos Vega. Serving as pallbearers will be Gilbert, Edward and Jim Guaderrama, and Art, Val and Albert Vega. Honorary bearers are Duane Perrault, Gilbert Marrujo, Jaime Guaderrama, Frank flores, Pomposo Vega, and Matilde Vega. The fanmily would like to express special thanks to the Valentin’s brothers, Pomposo Vega, and his wife Elsie; his niece Anna Mae Vega; Maria Lopez; the staff of Membres Hospice and dr homsi. Entrusted to Baca’s.

Vega: Heraclio Vega ,89, a retired miner and prospector who lived at Pino Altos for 63,years died the past week at his home in recent years he had been caretaker of the Pinos Altos cemetery. Surviving are three sons Tranquinlo, Jullo and Nareadio,11 grandchildren and six greatgranchildren Funeral services were heldSaturday. The Rev. Fr. Julian Ordooez conducting the rites. Burial was in the Pino Altos cemetry directed by the Cox Mortuary.

Vega: Heraclio C. Vega, 59, who had lived in Silver City for 40 years, died at the family home last Saturday. He was widely known as an expert stonemason. Surviving are hs wife, Mrs. Petra Vega; three sons, Heraclio, Jr., Los Angeles, Conrado and Crispin, Silver City; eight daughters, Mrs. Willie Holguin and Mrs. Rudy Vasquez, Silver City, Mrs. Hilda Ramirez, Santa Ana, Calif., Mrs. Millie Salas, Walnut, Calif., Olivia, Priscilla, Ruscilia and Elva, all of Silver City; and twenty grandchildren. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, with Mass Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery.

Vega: Heraclio Terrazas Vega, Jr., 42 died at his residence in Silver City, Saturday, August 24. Mr. Vega was a lifelong residentof Silver City and was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Shiela Vega, four sons, Harry, Dennis, Richard, and Arthur Vega, and his mother, Mrs. Petra Vega, all of Silver City. He is also survived by two brothers, Conrad of SilverCity and Cris of Delmonte, CA.; and eight sisters, Mrs. Mollie Salas, Mrs. Josie Vasquez, Mrs. Nina Holguin, Mrs. Pricilla Lopez,Mrs. Rusillia Benavidez, and Miss Elva Vega, all of Silver City. Mrs. Hilda Rameriz of Santa Ana, CA., and Mrs. Olivia Merino of San Antonio, Tex. Rosary was said August 26, at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral Mass was recited Tuesday, August 27, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Pallbearers were Ubaldo Benavidez, Lionel Lopez, Roy Merino, William Holguin, Joe Ray, and Ruben Castillo.

Vega: Jesus D. Vega Jr., 19, died in a training accident Monday night at Fort Hood, Texas. He suffered an accident by a tracked vehicle while participating in the exercise with his field artillery unit, part of the 2nd Armored Division. Vega was a cannon fire direction control specialist and had been at the post near Killeen in Central Texas since January. He had been in the United States Army since August. He was born Sept. 22, 1968 in Silver City and had been a lifelong Silver City resident until joining the Army. He was known for his good sportsmanship and his competitiveness in the sports he participated in which were Little and Minor League Baseball, football and wrestling. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a 1987graduate of Silver High School. Calling hours will be in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Rosary services will be held at 8 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Mass of theChristian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10, also in the St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Richard Lynch officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Catholic Cemetery with full military honors from Fort Bliss. He is survived by his parents, Jesus D. and Lucy A. Vega Sr.; three sisters, Mary and Linda Vega and Elizabeth Aguilar, all of Silver City; uncles and aunts; four nieces; two nephews; several cousins; and his brothers-in-law, Edmundo Casares and Pat Aguilar.Honorary pallbearers will be most of his football teammates, Coach Gary Gibbs, Frank Vega, Joe Quintana, Abie and Danny Miranda, Eddie Silva, Javier Garcia, Nick Rosales, Marcos and Eddie Flores, Samuel Trejo, Patrick Murillo, Armando, Ralph and David Vega Jr., Danny Cordova, Ray Madrid, Louie Nevarez, Paul Turner, Roger Gutierrez, Robert Lucero, Gabriel and Edmundo Casares Jr. and Pat Aguilar. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

VEGA: Albert Vega, 74, a resident of El Paso, Texas, died Saturday at Columbia spital West in El Paso. services are Pending. En.trussted to the care of Baca's funeral Chapels

Locario C. Vega, 65, a native of Pinos Altos, died at his home there Saturday. He was a re tired repairman, having been employed by the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Coppor Corporation. Two brothers survive the deceased Julio Vega of Central and Tranquillo Vega of Silver City — as do a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial was In the Plnos Altos Cemetery.

VENABLE: Reta Potter Venable, 88, of Thousand Oak~ Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 28. She was born in Florés, Okla., on Nov 4, 1909. She went to California from Silver City, retiring from J.C. Penney. Shó was a member of Masonic Eastern Star, Oddfellow and Rebekah lodge the First Baptist Church of Si1ve~ City, Business and Professional Women’s Organization and Town and Country Garden Club. Survivors are her husband of 53 years, Clyde E. Venable, her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas d~ and 1; Diane. D. Venable, and a granddaughter, Erin Dai1~y Venable, allot’ Tho~sahd Oaks; and her sisters Letha Metheny of Wakeeney, Kan., and Vebina Gaona of Forgan, OkIa. Visit*ti9n will be Wednesday ~t lQ ~.m.at Clark’s Mortuary In Beaver, Okla. Other serviceswill be held at. the First Baptist Church in Porgah on Wednesday at 2 p.m. She will be interned at Pioneer Cemetery in Beaver. Burial contributions can be made to the New Baptist Children’s I P.O. Box 62 88l3

Mr ……Vencill died here today. Some of the organizations of which he was a member are the Silver City Rotary Club, Bayard Lion’s Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Vencill was born in Silver City. June 6. 1910. He attended the Normal Training School and Teachers High School here, the University of New Mexico. and the Universitv of Arizona where he received his degree in economics. During World War II the deceased served as Chief Petty Officer on an ammunition ship in the South Pacific. Mr. Vencill is survived by his wife Rosemary S. Vencill of Silver City: three daughters, Sarah of Albuquerque. and Kimberly and Annette both of Silver City three sons Joe, Craig and Jeff all of Silver City. Survivors also include three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Toómey and Miss Genevieve Vincill both of Washington. D.C. and Mrs. Patricia Williams of Montreal. Canada; one brother, William H. Vencill of Yerington. Nevada. Rosary services were recited Monday evening at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was said Tuesday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Reverend Father A. James Milano officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Foy, Randall Gose, R. W. Mathis, Wade White, Murray Ryan and Ernest Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Swan. William J. Upton. Max Schiff. Lonnie Morrison. Paul Barnes and Richard Leveille. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Silver City Museum.

VENCILL Genevieve Mary Vencill, 82, died Sunday in Ashville, N.C. She was born in San Marcial near Socorro in 1903 to Joseph and Mary Ellen Vencill. She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., where she lived most of her life working as office manager for the Automotive Safety Foufldati0~ She is survived by a sister, Patricia Vencill Williams, Ashville a brother, William H. Vencill, yearington, Nev.; and a sister-ifl.’laW, Rose Mary Vencill Pinkerton of Silver City. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Griffin 0ffjciatiflg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Episcopal Church Home, 1515 32nd St. N.W., ~ashingt0fl, D.C. 20007. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Kimberly Page Vencill , 15 died Thurseday, March 17 in Blanding, Utah as a result of a automobile accident. She was born in Silver City and was a life-long resident of Grant County. She had been a Student at the university of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is survived by her mother, Rosemary Venrill Pinkerton, Silver City: two sisters, Sarah and Annette Vencill of, Albuquerque; two brothers, Joseph Vencill of Silver City and Craig Vencill of’ Albuquerque; one nephew, Mathew Vencill, of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her father, l.ewis Vencill in 1976 and a brother. Jeffrey Lewis Vencill, in 1981. Eucharistic celebration was held Saturday, March 19 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard. with the Rev. Gerald Griffin and the Rev. C. M. Henderson officiating. Interment followed at the Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were Gilbert Benton , David Casarez, Dr. John Cunningham Dr. Jack Moody, ,James Logan and Tom Foy Jr. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make donations to the Silver City Public Library. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

Mrs. Mary Vencill, 89, pioneer resident of Grant County and mother of Lewis C. Vencill, Bayard, was burled Tuesday In The Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Vencill died last Thursday at Chevy Chase, Md. Mrs. Vencill came to Santa Fe in 1892 for her health and, with her husband, J. K. Vencill, came to Silver City in 1909 to reside here for 31 years. With the death of Mr. Vencill, the deceased made her home with a daughter, Miss Genevieve Vencill, at Washing’ ton, D. C. Survivors include two married daughters, Mrs Jessie Tombey Washington, D, C., and Mrs. Patricia Williams, Mexico City, Mexico; four sons besides Lewis; Morris, Phoenix, Az.; Frank, Albuquerque: Charles. Denver, Colo.; and William, Yerington, Nev.;and 14 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were made by Curtis Mortuary. Pallbearers included Murray Ryan, Charica J. Smith, 5. 0. Schmitt, Randall F. Goe, Robert W. Mahis, Wade N. White, Thomas P. Foy and William Upton.

Vencill: Jeffrey Lewis Vencill, 27, died April 22 at PresbyterianHospital in Albuquerque. Mr Vencill was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a 1971 graduate of Cobre High School and owner and operator of San Vicente Photography and the Shamrock Gallery in Silver City. Mr Vencill had attended Western New Mexico University and was a 1976 graduateof the University of New Mexico, having spent his senior year at their Andean Research Center in Quito, Equador. He also studied at the University of the Americas in Cholula, Mexico. Mr. Vencill was a member of the International Frisbee Association, and a founding member of the Silver City Arts Council. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosemary Vencill of Silver City; three sisters, Sarah Vencill of Albuquerque, Mrs. Annette Brown of Odessa, Tex., Kimberly Vencill of Silver City; and two brothers, Joseph Vencill of Silver City…

Isabel L. Venegas, 89, passed away Sunday, July 3. at Ft. Bayard Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Venegas was a native of Las Cruces. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Placido Venegas of Silver City, a daughter, Mrs. Hortense Corral of Silver City, a son, Ernest Venegas of Hurley, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rosary services were recited Tuesday, July ‘5, at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass being said Wednesday, July 6 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Ernest Venegas, Jr., Randy Venegas, Tommy Corral, Lawrence Venegas, Jimmy Venegas and Albert Venegas.

VENNETTILLI: Visitation for Isabel Vennetilli, 77, formerly of Deming, will 3e at 3 p.m., Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapel and the prayer vigil will be there at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral will be Wednesday at 12 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Conduding services and interment will follow at Mountain View cemetary. Vennettilli died Friday at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, Calif. Vennettilli was bom in Deming.

Juan T. Vera, 61, Central, retired miner, died Sunday. Rosary services were held Monday night at the family home followed by burial in the Central cemetery, Wednesday. High mass was held this morning in Santa Clara Catholic church at Central. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Raymond T. Armijo, three grandchildren and two brothers, Manuel and Ramon Vera.

Vera: Mrs. Manuela L. Vera, wife of Juan Vera of Central, died the evening of March 14 at the Santa Rita Hospital. She was 54 years of age and had lived her entire life in this area. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by a daughter, Mrs. Dominga Armijo of Central; a brother, Jose Lara of Hurley; and three sisters, Mrs. Martina Aguilar of Central, Mrs. Josepha Aguilera ofFaywood and Mrs. Lola Sandoval of Santa Rita. Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. at the Central Catholic Church with Fr. J.B. Hay officiating. Burial was in the Central Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cox Mortuary.

Vera; Petra O. Vera, 94, died Feb. 1 in Fort Bayard. Mrs. Vera was born in Mexico, but had been a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Cyrilda Gomez of Central and Eulalia Baca of Deming; two sons, Alberto Placencio of Las Vegas, Nev. and Santiago Placencio of La Puenta, Calif; 37 grandchildren; 50 great- grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary reci ation was held Feb. 3 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was held Feb. 4 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Benito Suen officiating. Interment followed at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rosario Gomez, Antonio Baca, Henry Gomez, Andres Gomes, Roberto Ramirez and Manuel Garcia. Honorary pallbearers were Cipriano Ogas, Frank Kirker, Leonard Rivera, Frank Ramos and David Torres. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home fo Silver City.

Verbica: Donald G. "Danny" Verbica, 66, died Monday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. While his parents were on an extended visit overseas to the Yogoslavian regions on March 15, 1922, he was born in Selo Nickovoci, Yugoslavia. He moved to Silver City in 1967 from Bisbee, Ariz., and continued working for Phelps Dodge Corp. until he retired in 1982 with 31 years service to the company. He was a member of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413; was a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Bisbee; was a veteran of World War ll, serving with the Naval Coast Guard; was an active volunteer at Gila Regional Medical Center for many years; and enjoyed playing golf in his free time. Calling hours are today from 2-8 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with Cray Werner officiating. Interment will followin the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Betty J. Verbica of Silver City;one son, Donald George Verbica Jr. and his wife, Maile, and their son, Michael, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Jean Ann O'Neil and her husband, Robert, and their son Danny Lee, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Robert George Verbica of San Jose, Calif.,and two sisters, Angie Schmeitz of Tombstone, Ariz., and Stella Verbica of Portland, Ore. Casket bearers will be Donald George Verbica Jr., Robert O'Neil, Bill Elwess, Mike "Lefty" Lazovich, Alex Gojkovich and Ernie Brean. Honorary bearers will be Bud Brean, Olin Blevens and Robert Verbica. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the Scott Memorial Gulf Course. In the name of Donald Verbica additional equipment for the new course will be purchased so that others might find as much enjoyment in the game as he had. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Charles Vercaüteren, 67 died early today in the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Bayard. where he had been a patient for six weeks. He was a veteran of World~ War 1, serving Overseas In France In the U S army. He had resided an Silver City -since 1925. -— Born in Stekene, Belgium. He came to the United Statas in, 1910, and lived there until April. “1917. Then he enlisted in ths army at the outbreak of the first World War. He was a member of the Silver City Elks lodge and had made his home hers for the past 20 years . Surviving are two sisters. Mrs T. N. Linvile, Silver City, and Mrs. Julema Champagne, Los Angeles, Calif., and his niece, Mrs Jact Molle, Toronto, Canada, The deceased veteran was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of foreign Wars. Funeral services will be held at St. Vineent De Paul Catholic church, followed by services at the Elks home, at 3PM. Internment will be In Fort Bayard cemetery, directed by cox mortuary. Pallbearers will be George McCreary, fred Motzek, William B Dillon, Sam Muriff, Webster Brewer, and Don Lusk.

Funeral services for Charles Vercauteren who died Friday,. Dec. 29. at the Ft. Bayard hospital. were - held Sunday with mass at 10 a.m. at st. Vincent 1de Paul church followed by services at the Elks lodge home at 3 pm Burial was made in the Fort Bayard cemetery Arrangements were by Cox Mortury. The deceased was a resident of Silver City from 1929 unti the, time of his death. Born in Stekene, Belgium in 1883, he came to this country in 1910. In 1917 he. enlisted in the army and served during World War I. Mr. Vercauteren was a mernber of Sflver City Elks Lodge, the American Legion and the Veterans of foreign Wars. Bearers for the funeral services were George D. McCreary, Jr., Fred Mrotzek, William B. Dillon, Sam Murff, Webster Brewer and Don Lusk. Survivors are two sisters Mrs. T. N. Linville, Sliver City and Mrs. Julema Champagne, Los Angeles and a niece. Mrs. Jack Molle of Toronto, Canada.

VERDUGO: Visitation for Raul Verdugo, 80, longtime Deming resident, will be at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapel today and the vigil service will be held there Tuesday at 7 p.m. The funeral will be Tuesday at 12 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church and the rite of committal and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetary. Verdugo died on Saturday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Verdugo was bom in Ilachita, Mexico and was married to Maria Jesus Duarte. He was retired from the cotton ginning industry and was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Verdugo is survived by his wife, from the family home; four sons, Luis Verdugo, of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, Raul Verdugo Jr., of Modesto, Calif., Guillermo Verdugo, of Las Cruces, and Rene Verdugo, of Deming; six daughters, Blanca Hemandez, Guadalupe Verdugo and Teresa Verdugo, all of Deming, Gloria Lopez, ofTomatlan, Jalisco, Magdalena Verdugo, of Las Vegas Nev. and Teresa Verdugo, of Moline, Ill.; two brothers, Lucas Verdugo and Juan De Dios Verdugo, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; two sisters, Elvira and Margarita Verdugo, Cd. Juarez, Mexico; three grand children and five great-grandchildren.

Tiburcio Holquin Verdugo, 51, World War II veteran, died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital at Fort Bayard. He was born in Janos, State of Chiuahua, Mexido. After the death of his parents, victims of one of Pancho Villa’s raids during the revolution, he came to the United States and for years was ernployed at Clifton, Ariz, a miner. He is survived by his wife and other relatives. Funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the Fort “Bayard chapel, the hospital chaplain conducting the rites. Military burial will take place in the Fort Bayàrd cemetery;

VESCELIUS: Hazel Vescelius, 93, of Silver City died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Servi~~~ ar~ pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

VESCELIUS: Hazelle Vescelius, 93, of Silver City passed away Sunday. She was born Oct. 14, 1902, in Adrian, Mich., to Ralph and Carrie Morse. She lived most of her life in Michigan until moving to Silver City in 1985 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tim Matthes. She adjusted well to living in the Southwest. She was flexible and courageous; always an inspiration to her family and friends. Her motto was: "Reriember, everything happens for the best." She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her son, Jere; a daughter, Jacquelyn; and a brother, Ken. She is survivtxl by her daughters, Carol Matthes of Silver City and Jill Ashley of Manitou Beach, Mich.; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Chaab, Kevin, Tinda, Keith, Greg, Sheila, Angie and Steven; and her great-grandchildren, Chris, Chance, Gage, Danny, Neil, Alex, Eric, Amy, Stephanie, Courtney, Jennifer, Alex, Andy and Hillary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Donadons in her memory may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd Youth MinistrY, 615 N. Texas, Silver City, NM 88061

Veck:'William Smith "Bill" Veck Sr., 85, of Animas died Friday at home. He was born in San Angelo, Texas, on July 16, 1909. The first 40 years of his life he spent at Veck Dairy in El Paso, Texas. He attended El Paso High School, where he was. a track star1, Upon graduation from high school, he ran the Veck Dairy full time until 1948 when he moved his family to Animas to begin farming. He spent the reinainder of his life farming the fields of Cotton City and his other farms in Wilicox and San Simon, Ariz. Parkinson's disease forced him to retire and turn the farming over to his son, Jerry Veck. In his earlier years, while living in El Paso, Mr. Veck was active in the Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and Elks Club. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion Francis Hessler Veck; one son, Jerry Veck two daughters, Louise Veck Peterson and Elaine Veck Shannon; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Veck of Canutillo, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, J. Ladd Veck, in 1944, and William Smith `Billy" Veck Jr., in 1969; md one sister, Ruby Lee Veck, in 1922. Memorial services were to be held at he Valley View Community hurch near Cotton City this afternoon. Cremation was by Deming Cremation Service.

Vesely: Frank J. (Pete) Vesely, 46, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vesely, pioneer residents of Silver City, died last Saturday morning at the famiyl home, 807 C. St. born and reared in Silver City he attended the public schools, graduated from high school and New Mexico State Teachers College. He also took post graduate work at the University of New Mexico and Syracuse University. He held a drgree in civil engineering. For some years he was an engineer with the State Oil Conservation Commission. During World War II he served in the U. S. Air Force as a glider pilot. Mr. Vesely was a member of Silver City Lodge No. 8, A. F. & A. M., theYork Rite of Masons and the Shrine. Surviving are his parents, a daughter, Helen; son, Grank and brother, Vicent M. Vesely. Funeralservices were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Morturary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Sant Rita Community church. Graveside committal rites were held by the Masons in Masonic Cemetery, followed by military burial honors. Serving as casket bearers were Denton Hooker, John Hickman, Matt Gruwell, Edward Martin, Emil Sabre, and Randolph Frnaks.

Vesely: Frank William Vesely, 50, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Friday at his home. Mr. Vesely was a rancher and cattle broker. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. His family members were pioneers in the area more than 100 years ago. They began ranchingat what is known as the Club Ranch. Mr. Vesely is survived by two sons, William Pete Vesely and Monty Turner, both of Silver City; two daughters, Nicole Vesely and Dana Turner, both of Silver City; his mother, Lola Belle Vesely of Silver City; a sister, Helen Vesely Harris of Silver City; an aunt, Edith Vesely; a great-aunt, Juanita Franks; and a great-uncle, Alvin Franks and his wife, Mary. Visitation for Mr. Vesely will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at11 a.m. with services at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Cliff Henderson officiating. Intermentwill follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tink Burris, Bill Darnell, Bill Laney, Roger McMillen, Rex Nichols and Young Wells. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends and relatives. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vesely: Mrs. Mary Masin Vesely, 86, who had resided in Silver City for the past 68 years, died Thursday at her home following an extended illness. She was a native if New York City, and was a widow of Frank Vesely, who for many years had served as a land commissioner and also had served as mayor of the Town of Silver City for a period of 11 years. His death occurred in 1959. Mrs. Vesely was a member of Silver City Chapter No. 3, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors of the deceased include two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Lola Belle Vesely and Mrs. Edith Vesely, both of Silver City; three grandchildren, Frank Vesely, V. Lee Vesely and Mrs. Helen Harris, all of Silver City; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the Silver City Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 3 officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery.

Vesely: William Pete Vesely, 34, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Monday in an auto accident south of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Calling hours will begin at 10 Saturday morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City and the funeral service will be held there that afternoon at 2. The Rev. Robert Ihlefeld, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, will officiate. The committal service and interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. He was born Dec. 16, 1958, in Silver City to Frank and Patricia Vesely. In his youth he was active in 4-H Club. He graduated in 1974 from Silver High School, where he was active in baseball and football. He considered himself a faithful person, enjoyed rodeo and attended Western New Mexico University. He married Carol Nemec in 1991 and most recently owned and operated the Smoke Shop in Silver City. He was active in the Club Ranch, which was founded by his pioneer family more than 100 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Carol Nemec Vesely of Silver City; his mother, Patricia (Mrs. Jerry) Allensworth of Silver City; his brothers, Lee and Dolan Allensworth of Silver City; a sister, Nicole Vesely Redstrom of Silver City; his grandmothers, Lola Belle Vesely of Silver City and Irene Key of Bayard; his aunts, Janet Key Hutchison of California and Helen Vesely Harris of Silver City; his great-aunts and great-uncle, Juanita Franks, Edith Vesely, and Alvin and Mary Franks of Silver City; and his cousins, Linda Harris Rowse of Las Cruces and Brad Edwards of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank W. Vesely, in 1990. Pallbearers will be Lee and Dolan Allensworth, Buster Degraftenreid, Brett Pruitt, James Nemec and Carol Vesely. Honorary bearers named are Tommy Caldwell and Walt Nichols, and his relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

VESELY; Lola Belle Vesely, 88, of Silver City passed awayMonday at Gilaa Regional MedIcal Center. she was born to to William C. Frnks and Margaret Flury Franks. Mrs. Vesely was owner of Club Ranch following in the foot steps of family members who were pioneers in the area more than 100 years ago and founded the ranch. She enjoycd wosking with young people, and as a child she she worked cattle with her father, brothers and sisters on the faimly ranch. She attended State Teachers College in Silver City and the University of Colorado in Boulder. She worked for New York Life Insurance for more than 41 years, qualifying as a Star Clnb million-dollar agent. She married Pete Vesely in 1936. From this union a daughter Helen Vesely Hams,, and a son,, Frank Vesely. were born Mrs. VeseJy is survived by a daughter. Helen; a sister, Juanita Franks; her brother, Alvin F. Fianks; and his wife, Mary, a sister-In~law. Edith Veseiy her grandchildren. Brad Edwards of Albuquerque, Linda Rowse and her husband, Mike, of Carson City, Nev, Nicole Redserom and her husband, Kevin, of Cliff, and Carol Vesely of Silver City and her great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Rowse, Maths Rowse and Kourtney RedMeom. She was preceded in death by her brother. Randolph Franks in 1975; by her son. Frank Vesely, in 1990; and by her grandson Pete Vese1y and Gary Hams, in 1993. A memorial service was to be held today at 2 p.m. at the Curtris-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Ihiefeld offtciating. Donations in niernory of Mrs. Vesley may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Program. Family members selected CnrtisBright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

In the death ‘at his home Wednesday morning of Frank Vesely, Silver City lost another its pioneer and prominent citizens. He had been in failing health the past year and critically for several weeks; Born Dec. 1,, 1878, In Czechoslovakia, Mr. Vesely was 82 years old. He came to the United Sates in his youth with his parents. who located in New York. His education was received in the military school of that city and at Cooper’s Institute where he was an outstanding student. In I906 Mr. Vesely came to Silver City and was active in the business life of the community during his residence ‘of 53’ years. He was one of three mayors with Long records in that office serving for 10 years. Other long-time mayors were the late Percy Wilson, 20 yars and the late Wdward W. Ward, 13 years. Much progress was made by Silver City during the years he served as mayor. He’was one of the town’s largest property owners and since 1924 had been a member of the board of directors the American National Bank. He also served for -sorne years as the New Mexico ‘director of the federai Farm Loan and Land Bank of Witchita Kansas. * Throughout his life, Mr Vesely was active in politics as a Democrate serving in both the House and Senate of the State Legislator and completing two terms as New Mexico commissioner of Public lands with an efficient record in that important office. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Martin Vesely , a son, Vincent Vesley, a well known Silver City attorney now serving hIs first term as State Senator from Grant county and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are by Cox mortuary.

Vesper: Mrs. Marie Isabella Vesper, 79, died at Hillcrest GeneralHospital Monday morning. Mrs. Vesper was a native of Rich Hill, Mo., and had lived in Silver City for the past four years. Funeral services will be held in the Baxter Funeral Home in Marion, Iowa, Saturday at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in CedarMemorial Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Curtis Mortuary of SilverCity is in charge of local arrangements.

John M. Vestal who died here last week, was buried this week in Fort Bliss National cemetery. Vestal was a navy veteran and had lived In this area since entering Fort Bayard hospital about six years ago. He was 60 at the time of his death.

Vetter; Leonard Harold Vetter, 77, resident southwest of Deming died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born June 27, 1907 in Sunnyside, Wa. and retired from Douglas Nuclear Corporation in Richland, Wa. in 1967. At that time he moved to Deming. Survivors include his wife, Alberta D. Vetter of the home; three daughters, LaRae McLaine, Virginia Beach, Vir., Esta Rae Seaman, Renton, Wa., and Gerrie Lee Winters, San Diego, Calif; one sister,Mabell Gerrick, Olympia, Wa; eight grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

Vezu: Frank Eugene Le Vezu passed away Oct. 4, in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Mr. Le Vezu and his wife, Della, has lived here for the past four years. Mr. Le Vezu was a retired Railroad Switchman for Southern Pacific in Colton, Cal., for which he had worked for 40 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Arenas Valley. Survivors include his wife, Della, his son Gregory E. Le Vezu, and three grand-children. Services for Mr. Le Vezu were held in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home, Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. All arrangements were under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Roger Lasiter, Ira Ward, Charles Biggs, John Green, Jim Rodriguez, and Jim Carrillo.

VICK: Jennings S. Vick Jr., 66, a longtime resident of Hurley, entered eternal rest Monday at his residence. He was born May 25, 1930, in Las Cruces to Jennings and Della Vick. Mr. Vick was a retired conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. he loved to work on old cars and enjoyed going to the hills. Mr. Vick will he deeply missed by his wife, children and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Jerric) Vick of the home: three sons, Jennings S. Vick III of Phoenix, Lanney J. Vick of Grant County and Timmy C. Vick of Colorado; and two sisters, Cluzejifa Martin and her husband, Albert, of Albuquerque, and Betty Pryor and her husband Bob, of Deming. He is also survived by two grandchildren. Ar the request of. the Family, remation has taken place nd no services arc scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Minibtes Crematorium.

Vicor: Eliza E. Vicor, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 18 at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson. Mrs. Vicor was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by three sons, Robert Vicor of St. Louis, Mo., Richard Vicor and William Vicor, both of Central and five grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lupe Elias, Mrs. Josephine Maldonado and Mrs. Linda Ramirez, all of Silver City, four brothers, Manuel Elias of Arenas Valley, Guilllermo Elias and Edward Elias both of Silver City and SalvadorElias of Albuquerque. Rosary recitation was held Thursday, April 20 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Friday, April 21 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducting both services. Interment followedin Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Arthur Maldonado, William L. Maldonado, Bill Elias, Ben V. Ramirez, Leo Majalca and Frank Esquer. Honorary pallbearers were Joseph R. Maldonado, Joe T. Robles, Tony Leon, David Provencio and Sam Huerta.

Vicor: Goerge A. Vicor, 70, died at Hillcrest Hospital, Thursday, August 22, following a brief illness. Vicor was a nativeof Las Cruces and had lived in Grant County all of his life. He was retired from the U.S. Veterans Administration, having 37 yearsof service. Survivors include his wife, Elisa of Central; three sons Robert of St. Louis, Mo., Richard and Billy, both of Central;one brother, Johnny Vicor of Los Angeles, Calif; one sister, Mrs. Emma Carrillo of Silver City; and four grandchildren. Services were said Sunday, August 25 at Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral services were recited Monday, August 26 at the Apostalic Church in Central. The Rev. Danny Huerta officiated. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Salvador Elias, Samuel Huerta, David Provencio, Ben Rameriz, Jonny Vicor and Robert Vicor.

Vicor: Richard Elias Vicor, 56, a resident of Central, died June 15, 1988 in his home. He was born June 11, 1932 in Silver City and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Calling hours will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with chapel services following at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with Bishop Oscar Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors are a son, Richard Vicor; two brothers, Bobby Vicor of St. Louis, Mo., and Billy Vicor of Fort Bayard; four uncles, Johnny Vicor of Monterey Park, Ca, Manuel Alias of Arenas Valley, and Guillermo and Edward Elias, both of Silver City; and three aunts, Lupe Elias, Josephine Maldonado and Erlinda Ramirez, all of Silver City. He was precededin death by his mother, Elisa Vicor, on April 18, 1978, and by his father, George Vicor, on August 22, 1974; by an aunt, Betty Esquier, in 1976; and by two uncles, Philip Elias in 1955 and Salvador Elias in 1987. Casket bearers will be Arthur Maldonado, Louis Maldonado, William Maldonado, Edward Elias, Lee Majalca and Frank Lopez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at four o’clock at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Bayard for Mrs. Lillie Weaver Vienneau who d i e d Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospital following a long lilness. The Rev. J. 0, Ordonez officiated at the funeral mass. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery.

Amhrosio Vigil age 79, died at Santa Rita Hospital Tuesday evening, he was a resident ofGrant countv for 39 years, en.gaging in the ranching buisiness. Survivors are his wife, four daughters, Mrs Susan Flores, Mrs Alvina Rodriguez , Mrs Carrie Gonzalez, and Miss Consuelo Vigil, all of Bayard; and’ five sons, Louis, Jacob, Benjamip, Albert, and Daniel, all of Silver City. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from the home In .Bayard. Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

VIGIL: Memorial services for Benjamin Romero Vigil, son of Carmen Romero Vigil and Benjamin 11. Vigil, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Bayard Baptist Church, 312 N. Railroad, Bayard. The Rev. Bill Miller and mission pastor Trinidad Jasso will conduct the services. Mr. Vigil died Saturday in. Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces

VIGIL: Benjamin S Vigil, 2O, of Silver City, died Saturday at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Survivors include his father Ben of Bayard, his mother Carmen of Silver City; three brothers, Angel Acosta of Munich, Germany, Robert Acosta of Canoga Park, Calif., and Rafael Acosta of Silver City: two sisters, Enedina Stockhaus of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Yolanda Acosta of Los Angeles, Calif.; four nephews; one niece and several aunts and uncles. He graduated from Silver High School in 1976, and while attending Western New Mexico university he was an emergency medical technician for the Grant County Ambulance Service. Memorial services will he held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in St • Vincent’s Catholic Church with Moosignor James Milano officiating. In lieu of flowers. the family asks that donations be made to the Grant County Rental dialysis Fund. Arrangements by Getz.

The fourth polio death reported in Grant County this year occurred Thursday morning with the death of Irene Vigil, 15, of Bayard. She died at Hillcrest General Hospital after having been admitted on Wednesday. She first became ill Monday and her case was diagnosed as polio Wednesday She was a student at Cobre high School and was born and reared in Grant County. Surviving are her father, Benjamin H. Vigil; her mother1 Mrs. Manuel Trujillo; a sister, Jo Alice, and a brother, Eddy. Rosary services were held Friday evening at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was Saturday morning at 9:30 at the Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Francis Smerke officiàting. Burial was in the Hanover cemetery.

Tom T Vigil, resident of San Lorenzo died Sunday in Silver City. Arrangements are pending at the Wheeler Funeral Home in Silver City.

Mrs. Erlinda Herrera Vigil, 77, a resident of Bayard passed away Dec 31 in an El Paso hospital. Funeral services were held last Saturday at- the First Baptist Church in Bayard, the Rev. A. L. Hinkston conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Hanover cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary. Surviving the deceased are. four sans, Louis, Las Cruces; Jacobo. Ben and Albert, Bayard; four daughters, Mrs. Susana Flares and Mrs. Alvina Rodriguez, Bayard; Mrs. Carrie Montoya, Hurley and Mrs. Consuelo Andazola, Silver City; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 8 great-geat-grandchildren.

Vigil: Avenildo "Zurdo" J. Vigil Sr., 55, of Sherman died Tuesday at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Las Vegas, and had been a resident of Grant County most of his life. He was a retired underground miner, veteran of the United States Army, and member of the Catholic Church. Calling hours were set for 2-9 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where rosary services will be recited at 7 tonight. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 in the San Juan Catholic Church of Sherman. He will be laid to rest in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. The Rev. Julio Espinosa, Order of Augustinian Recollect Fathers, will be officiating. Survivors include his wife, Aggie A. Vigil of Sherman; three sons, Anthony Vigil of Colorado Springs, Colo., Avenildo Vigil of San Diego, and David Vigil of Sherman; four daughters, Rosemary Ortiz of Bayard, Sally Vigil of Denver, and Elma Vigil and Gina Chacon of Sherman; four brothers, Ernesto and Orlando Vigil of San Lorenzo, Manuel Vigil of Moore, Okla., and Ramon Vigil of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Frances Salaiz of Sherman, Delia Siaz of Bayard, and Nena Bueno of Las Cruces; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon T. Vigil, in 1983, and his mother, Emilia G. Vigil, in 1988. Casket bearers will be Rudy Sepulveda, Johnny Zapata, Orlando Vigil Jr., Beto Salaiz, Armando Delhante Jr. and Gilbert Jimenez Jr. Honorary bearers will be Charlie Ortiz, Ernesto, Ramon, Orlando and Manuel Vigil, Henry Sedilllos, Eloy Norero, Ray Baca and his other friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

VIGIL: Benjamin H. Vigil, 85, a lifelong resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest Saturday at Las Cruces Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Carthage to Ambrosio and Erlinda Herrera Vigil. Mr. Vigil retired as an assayer from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1972 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bayard. Survivors include his daughter, Alice Villa, and her husband, Bill, of Las Cruces; a brother, Albert Vigil of Silver City; five grandchildren, Guillermo Villa Jr. of Florence, Ariz., Joseph and Jean Daniel Villa, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and Judith and Marcos Benjamin Villa, both of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, four brothers, three daughters and one son. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Baca’s Funeral ,~Chape1s with the funeral service scheduled to begin at 2 p:m. Pastor Bill Miller of First Baptist Church in Ba-yard will officiate. The concluding service and interment will follow in Hanover Cemetery where he will lay to rest in the family plot. The casket bearers will be Johnny Saenz, Dub Parker, Trinidad Jasso Sr., Ruben Gonzales, Marcos Benjamin Villa and Danny Andazola. The honorary bearer will be Albert Vigil. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and SilverCity.

Vigil: Emilia M. Vigil, 76, a resident of San Lorenzo, died earlyFriday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb.29, 1912 in Sena and had lived in Grant County most of her life. She was a homemaker and was a communicant of the San Lorenzo Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 2-5 Sunday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary service is set for 7:30 that evening in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church and the Mass of the Christian burial will be there Monday morning at 10. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate and interment will follow in the San Lorenzo Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, Ernesto Vigil of San Lorenzo, Avenildo Vigil of Sherman, Orlando and Ramon Vigil of Tucson, Ariz., and Manuel Vigil of Moore, Okla.; three daughters, Nena Bueno of Arenas Valley, Frances Salaiz of Sherman and Delia Sias of Bayard; four brothers, Matias,Alfredo, Tommy and Johnny Gonzales, all of Albuquerque; three sisters, Feliz Chavez of Portales, Margie Gonzales of Albuquerque and Martina Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; 42 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Precedingher in death were a brother, Sevillano Gonzales in 1980, and her husband, Leon, in 1983. Casket bearers will be Orlando Vigil Jr.,Avenildo Vigil Jr., Mandy Salaiz, Benny Sias, Danny Garcia and Alfonso Santamaria. Honorary bearers listed are Anthony, Brian and Gary Vigil, Gilbert Sias Jr., Michael Garcia and Gary Vigil. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hllcrest Funeral Chapels.

Vigil: Enrique (Henry) Stutz Vigil, 68, of Deming died at his home April 3. He was born February 8, 1914 in Lincoln, N.M. and was a retired mill operator at Kennecott. He was a member of St. Anns Catholic Church and moved to Deming in 1956 from Hurley. Rosary was recited April 4 in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Mass was celebrated in St. Anns Catholic Church. Fr. Mike Macaya officiated and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Eulalia Vigil, four sons, Steve and Sam Vigil of Phoenix, Charlie Vigil of Deming and Anthony Vigil of El Paso; two daughters Addie Rosas and Josie Estrada of Deming; two sisters, Amalia Chavez of Deming and Esalia Anaya of Clovis; sixteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Vigil: Eulalia Saiz Vigil, 81, a Deming resident, died Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will start Monday afternoon at four at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming ant the prayer vigil will be held there that evening at seven. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday morning at ten at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Feb. 12, 1914 in Gila to Amado Saiz and Librada Padilla. A longtime Deming resident, she was a homemaker and member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons, Steve Vigil and his wife, Dori of Phoenix, Charlie Vigil and his wife, Elvia, and Sam Vigil and his wife, Alexandra, all of Deming, and Anthony Vigil and his wife, Bibi of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Addie Rosas and her husband, Steve and Vera Estrada, all of Deming.; a brother, Alberto Saiz of Silver City; two sisters, Simona Lechuga of Hurley and Donicia Montes of Silver City; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchldren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enrique Vigil on April 3, 1982. Pallbearers will be Eddie Mesa Jr., Rudy Gonzales, Steve Lechuga, Ray Saiz and James and Tommy Estrada. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

Vigil: Graveside services were held today in the Hanover Cemetery for Evelina Escudero Vigil, 83. She was a resident of Albuquerque at the time of her death, but was a Grant County resident most of her life. She is survived by three sons, Isaac Vigil of Tucson, Ariz., Salomon Vigil of Los Angeles, Calif. and Baltazar Vigil of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, and four great- granchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Isaac Vigil, Salomon Vigil, Baltazar Vigil, Carlos Felix Sr., Ben Vigil and Arnold Escudero. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Vigil: Gary M. Vigil, 23, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday in Albuquerque. He is survived by his mother, Cecilia, of Silver City; his two fathers, Armando Sapien of Silver City and Orlando Vigil of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Brittany and Narine Vigil of Silver City; two brothers, Orlando and Brian Vigil, both of Silver City; three sisters, Cindy Munoz and Jena and Brenda Vigil, all of Silver City, seven uncles, Manuel Vigil and his wife, Irene, Ramon Vigil and his wife, Lillian, Frank Salas and his wife, Isabel, Damas Salas and his wife, Olivia, Felix Salas and his wife, Linda, Ernesto Vigil and his wife, Clorinda, and Avenildo Vigil and his wife, Aggie; and four aunts, Vangie Villegas and her husband, Francisco, Nena Bueno and her husband, Robert, Delia Sias, and Frances Salaiz and her husband, Manuel. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Rosary will be recited Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Lynch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Morales, Joey Jacquez, Max Sanchez, David Reinhart, Richard Chavez, Manuel Padilla and Jimmy Barragan. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Sanchez, Luciano Montez, J.R. Altamirano and Emilio Gomez, and all of his many friends. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Vigil: Juana Chavez Vigil, 77, a resident of Las Cruces, passed away Tuesday in Las Cruces. She was born June 19, 1913, in old Mesilla. She was a Home Maker And a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Jack Vigil of La Puente, Calif., and Lupe vigil of Las Cruces; two duaghters, Dolores Ramidez and Rita Sandolva, both of Las Cruces; two sisters Candelaria Orona of Mesilla and Cecilia Apodaca of Yuma, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. She was precededin death by her husband Jake Vigil in 1984, and a son, Ray Vigil, in 1966. Calling Hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Baca's mission funeral Chapel in Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral litugy service will be held Saturday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Churchin Tortugus. The committal rite service will fallow in San Albino Cath cemetery in Mesilla. Funaral arrangments have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Mission Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces.

Vigil: Louis Herrera Vigil, 79, died Tuesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Vigil was born in Pecos, New Mexico and was a resident of Deming, where he was a member of the Senior Citizens. He lived in Bayard before his death. He is survived by his wife, Evelina Vigil of Bayard; three sons, Isaac Vigil of Tucson, Solomon Vigil of Los Angeles, Baltazar Vigil of Albuquerque; four sisters, Susanna Flores of Bayard, Alvina Rodriguez of El Paso, Carrie Montoya of Hurley, Connie Andazola of Albuquerque; three brothers, Jake Vigil and Ben Vigil both of Bayard, and Albert Vigil of Silver City; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Friday at Hanover Cemetery with Mr. Vigil's sons officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Isaac Vigil, Carlos Felix, Ben Vigil, Jake Vigil, Solomon Vigil, Joe Escudero, and Baltazar Vigil.

Vigil: Mia Nichole Vigil, infant daughter of Juan Vigil and Yvonne Maxwell, passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Jesusita Vigil of Silver City; maternal grandparents, Lupe Maxwell and Arturo F. Maxwell, both of Lordsburg; and several aunts and uncles. Graveside services were held Friday at the Lordsburg Cemetery. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Vigil: Ralph B. Vigil, 56, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Sunday morning fo

VIGIL: Linda Adams Vigil, 43, entered eternal rest Dec.8 at her home in Taos. She attended the Cobre Schools and was a resident of Grant County prior to her marriage, Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos and burial. was at the family plot. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Adams. She is survived by her four children and two grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Frances Adams of Central; two sisters; and nieces and cousins.

VILLA: Tracey Renee (Crosby) Villa, 30, a resident of El Paso, Texas, formerly, of. Silver City passed away Saterday, Jan. 2, at Columbia Rest in El Paso. She graduated from Silver High in 1987. Mrs. Villa was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Frank Vill of El Paso; two children, Frankle Villa Jr. and Daniel Villa; her parents, Larry and Sharon Ferrin of Silver City; two brothers, Leroy of Phoenix and Toddol Silver City; and, a number of other relatives. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home in El Paso The rosary service will begin at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Pius Cathol'c Church in Eliso. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in J her memory to the Make a Wish Foundation. Hillcrest. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VILLA: Visitation for Virginia A. Villa, 97, of Deming will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels where the prayer vigil will begin, at y7ip.m.[ Mass of the,: Resurrection will be at noon Fri- day at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. View. Villa died Saturday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. . Survivors include her son, Joe Villa of San Jose, Calif.;, daughters, Lupe Villa Saenz of Deming,, Barbara Arrey of San Bemardino, Calif.; sisters, Catarina Apodaca and Celestina Geek of Lass Cruces; 30 grandchildren.

Villa: Alex Villa of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Feb. 7. He is survived by his mother, Adela Villa; four sisters, Ernie Echarte, Saida Lugo and Vangie Villines, all of Phoenix, and Elisa Alvarez of Silver City; three brothers, Albert, Louis and Richard Villa, all of Phoenix; and five sons and a daughter. He was buried in Phoenix on Feb. 10.

Villa: Robert V. Villa, 11-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. AlbertM. Villa, was drowned last Friday when he crawled into a tub of water in his home in the Bayard Housing Project. Deputy Sheriff John Turney reported that the baby was lying on a bed in a room inthe home where his mother was washing clothes. The mother told Deputy Turney she went outside to hand up a few clothes. When she returned the baby was not on the bed. Mrs. Villa found the baby in a tub of rinse water next to the washing machine. She called aneighbor woman and they started applying artificial respiration until a doctor arrived. The fire department respiator was broughtinto action and used for 45 minutes. A coroner's jury was summoned by Justice of the Peace, Robert Day and returned a verdict of accidental death due to drowning. Funeral services forthe child were held last Sunday in the Bayard Catholic Church withthe Rev. Fr, Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial was in Hanover under the directions of Cox Mortuary.

VILLA: Albert Vi1la, 74 of Phoenix, Arizona entered eternal rest Thursday in Phoenix. He was a former resident of Silver City. Surviving him are his wife, Rosie of Albuquerque; a daughter, Susan of California and four sons, Richard, and Ralph of California;.. Ruben of Albuquerque; sisters Elisa Alvarez of Mesa, Ariz., Ernestine Echarte, Elisida Lugo and Vangie Durazo, all of Phoenix; two brothers, Richard and Luis of Phoenix; and several grand children and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alex and his mother, Adella. Services are pending with Universal Memorial Mortuary, 1100 E. Jefferson in Phoenix.

Conception Villabolos, 48, employed by Empire Zinc Co., died at Socorro after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife and four sons, Jose, Jesus, Concepcion and Benny, and a daugher, Rosie. Mass was held in the Hanover Catholic church with burial in Hanover cemetery

VILLEGAS: Paulino Villegas,68, of Silver City died this morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels

Villagran: Hilario E. Villagran, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs.Guadalupe Villagran of Buckhorn, died Sunday at the Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. Survivors include his parents, and a brother, Joseph Villagran of Buckhorn; his two grandmothers,Mrs. Juanita Maldonado of Silver City and Mrs. Esther Villagran ofMexico. A prayer service was conducted on Tuesday at 10 a.m at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City by the Rev. James Daly. Burial followed in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

VILLALBA: Issaih Matthew Villalba, infant son of Ruben Villalba Jr. and Liza Chavarna, entered into rest Saturday, Feb. 21, at Gila Regional Medical Center. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday at -10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. He is survived by. his parents and a sister? :Marissa~ Luna Villalba of Santa Clara; his maternal grandmother, Lorraine Chavarria of Santa Clara; his maternal grandfather, Ruben Chavarna Jr. of Santa Clara; his paternal grandparents, Ruben Villalba Sr. and his wife, Yolanda, of Santa Clara; and. his great-grandparents, Susie Correa and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Chavarria Sr., and his aunts, Violet and Veronica Villalbâ, all of Santa Clara. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Jose Adan Villalba, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Adan Villalba, passed away Monday, January 2, 1977 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Sharron and Leticia Villalba, paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Dolorez Viflalba and maternal grandparents’. Mr. and Mrs. Vicente Gonzales all of Silver City. Graveside, services were conducted Tuesday/ at 9:0O\a.m. at the Catholic Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Carlson Earnest B

Jobita A. Villalba, 80, a resident of San Fancisco, Calif., passedaway June 22. She is survived by two sons, Hecotr and Ramio, of Juarez, Mexico; three daughters, Belia V. Gonzales and her husband, Lorenzo, of Fierro and Elba and Alma, both of San Francisco; several grandchildren and severval great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in the Fierro Cemetery in Fierro. The Rev. Tommy Perez will be the officient at both services. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Victor Gonzales, Lorenzo Chavira, Oscar Chavira, Jose Parra, Daniel Wemiz and Juan Carlos Lee. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

VILLALOBOS: Antonja Diaz Villalobos, 86, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Sunday, Nov. 29, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. A prayer vigil will be held Thursday at 6 in the evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading The recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Paulus Kao officiating. Concluding services and interment will - follow at the Hanover Cemetery. She was born April 9, 1912, in Hurley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Concepcion Villalobos, on Sept. 27, 1955. Mrs. Villalobos was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, sewing and knitting. She is survived by -four sons, Jose Villalobos and his wife, Trinidad, of Bayard, Jesus Villalobos and his wife, Alice, of Hurley, Concepcion Villalobos and his wife, Erminia, of Hanover, and Benito Villalobos and his wife, Julia, of Bayard; and one daughter, Rosie Montez, and her husband, Tommy; of Bayard. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great--grandchildren. Casket bearers will be ~ her grandsons, Johnny Viillalobos, Joe T. Villalobos, Rarnon Villalobos, Concepcion Villalobos Jr., Benito Villalobos Jr. and Bobby Joe Villalobos. Honorary bearers are her remaining grandsons, Jesus Villalobos Jr., Tommy Villalobos and Anthony Montez. Entrusted to care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels,

Mrs. Concepcion T. Villalobos, 75, who had lived in Silver City 40 years, passed away last Saturday night at the family home, 204 S. Bennett St. Her husband, Lino E. Vlllalobos, died a year ago. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Monday evening. Mass was said at 9 AM Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic church, followed by services at 4:30 p.m. at the home. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are a son, Antonio, a daughter, Mrs. Luisa Jaurequi; a sister, Miss Luz Carbajal; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Villalobos: Anita Macias Villalobos, 68, passed away Nov. 22, in Whittier, Calif. She was a former resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Jose Villalobos, and four sons and 10 daughters, all of Whittier and surrounding areas. She is also survived by six sisters, Rafaela Peck and Candelaria Levario of Tucson, Ariz., Romana Marquez and Felicitas and Clara Macias of Bayard, and Isabel Martinez of Fort Bayard; and two brothers, Juan Macias of Bayard and Silvestre Macias of Hurley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Herlinda Macias of Bayard.

Villalobos: Antonio Tafoya Villalobos, 79, a lifetime resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Wednesday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Morenci, Ariz. He was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center, and was a retired railroad worker. The vigil service will be held tonight at 7 in the St. Francis Newman Center. The funeral liturgy service will be said Friday morning at 11, also in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The committal rite service will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Frances Villalobos of Silver City; a son, Donald Villalobos and his wife, Elizabeth, of Albuquerque; and four daughers, Natalia Armijo and her husband, David of Silver City, and Betty Villalobos, Irene Villalobos, and Estelle Gallegos and her husband, Tony, all of Albuquerque. He is also survived by a sister, Luisa Jaurequi; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be David Armijo Sr., Tony Gallegos, Tommy Gomez, David Armijo Jr., Robert Armijo and Benny Gonzalez. Honorary bearers will be his remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Villalobos: Lino E. Villalobos, 72, a resident of Silver City for the past 33 years, died early Saturday morning at his home. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He is survived by his wife; one son, Tony of Silver City; a daughter, Louisa V. Jaurequi, Silver City; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Victorio of Mexico. Rosary services were held Saturday evening at Cox Mortuary Chapel and Mass was held at nine o'clock Monday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John P. Linnane officiating. Burial followed Mass in the Silver City Catholic cemetery.

Villalobos; Nora M. Villalobos, 65, died May 5 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Mrs. Vilalobos was born in Silver City April 15, 1919, the daughter of Jose and Ida Aguirre Mendoza. Survivors include her husband, Max F. Villalobos of Silver City; a son, Felix Dean Carrasco of Silver City; two sisters, Anita M. Vasquez and Elvira Polanco of Silver City and three brothers, Vic and Eddie Mendoza of Silver City and Alex Mendoza of Vegata, NM. Mrs.Villalobos lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Chapel May 8 and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated May 9 at the St. Francis Newman Center Parrish with Rev. Fr. Robert Getz officiating at both services. Interment followed at the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alex Mendoza, Freddie Hurtado, Robert Alvarado, Dofie Ybarra, Jerard Sanchez and Ray Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Ybarra, Cipriano Hernandez, Bobby Mendoza and Bobby Vasquez. Those wishing to do so, may make contributionsto the St. Francis Newman Center Parrish, 914 W. 13th in Silver City, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

VILLALOBOS: Miss Ollala Villalobos, 61, resident of Silber City for 35 years, died the past week at her home. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary. Mass was said at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors of the deceased are three sisters, Miss Ramona Villalobos and Miss Frances Villalobos of Silver City and Mrs. Blanche Laemons of Lordsburg; four nieces and four nephews.

Villalobos: Ramona Villalobos, 87, of Las Cruces passed away at the Las Cruces Nursing Center on Sunday. Mrs. Villalobos had been a resident of Las Creces for the past five years, going there from Silver City. She is survived by two sons, Armando Villalobos of Las Cruces and Albert Villalobos of Silver City; three daughters, Eudolia Arsola of Silver City, Lydia Torres of Las Cruces and Antonia Trujillo of Las Cruces; 19 greandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren. Visitation will be held from 5-7 this evening at Getz Funeral Home. The prayer vigil will follow at 7, also at the funeral home. The funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church with the Rev. Miguel Macaya officiating.Burial will follow at the Dona Ana Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Hector Villalobos, Amando Villalobos, Nick Rivera, Alvino Chacon Jr., Angel Espinoza, and Armando Villalobos Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Morales, Chris Morales, Michael Fernandez, Richard Arroyos and Gilbert Villalobos. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

VILLALOBOS; Reymund M. Villalobos, 71, a lifelon resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest Saturday at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Hurley to Ramon and Florentina Villalobos. He retired from Chino Mines as a copper refiner in 1970. Mr. Villalobos was member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Villalobos of Hurley; two sons, Ray Villalobos d Hurley, and Ruben Villalobos and his wife, Irene, of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Mary .Nuflez and her husband, Santos, of Las Cruces, Virginia Rodriguez and her husband, Albert "Satch" of Hurley, and Eva Jimenez of Santa Clara; two sisters, Antonia Castillo and Hermosa Villalobos, both of SunLand Park, N.M.; and 16 grandchildren. He was preeded in death by his son, Manuel Villalobos. Visiation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral chapels, followed by the rosary at 7. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Buial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery ,with veterans honors being accorded by area veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be Santos Fuflez, Felipe Ortiz, Adria Rodriguez, Aurelio Rodriguez, Ray Villalobos and Ruben Villalobos. Serving as honorary hearers are Armando Rodriguez, Arillio Rodriguez, Antonio Sepul eda, and his family an freinds. Entrusted to the care of Baca' Funeral Chapel.

Villaloboz: Macario F. "Max" Villaloboz, 83, a lifelong area resident, entered eternal rest Saturday at his home in Silver City. He was born in Las Cruces on April 10, 1911 to Pedro and Carmen (Fernandez) Villaloboz. Mr. Villaloboz was a member of the 200 Coastal Artillery of the New Mexico National Guard during World War II. While serving in the Philippines, the embattled American and British forces surrendered to the Japanese army April 9, 1942. Surrender brought no rest or relief to the sick and starving defenders of Bataan. They were marched 60 miles on a trip through hell, since known as the Death March. Some 75,000 troops began the march but only 54,000 reached its end. The ordeal did not end with imprisonment. Some 19,000 men perished of disease, hunger or maltreatment during the march and imprisonment. Mr. Villaloboz was a survivor of this horror. After the war, he returned to Silver City and told his story to countless high school and college students in the area. He told of how the prisoners hid a few grains of rice in the folds of their clothes to supplement their daily rations of a scant cup of rice and how others were brutally killed for merely speaking to each oher. His efforts of teaching the lessons of Bataan were a driving force in his life. He once stated: "I do not want them to forget those who suffered and died for their country. Maybe I can help them learn what it means to be an American." In 1984, nearly 40 years after the war, Mr. Villaloboz and other survivors were finally recognized for their bravery and were awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He is survived by his longtime companion and friend, Alice Mulchahey of the home; two sisters, Carmen Martinez of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Manuela Garcia of Socorro; two brothers, Jose Villaloboz of Alta loma Calif. and Pedro Villaloboz of Hanford, Calif.; three nieces, Mary Sanchez of Albuquerque, Margaret Chavez of Bosque and Ida Mea Ulibarri of Redlands, Calif.; and two nephews, Dino Carrasco of Silver City and Leo Mendoza of Vegita. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. He will be laid to rest at a graveside service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with David Strain officiating. Military honors will be accorded by area veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be members of Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Honorary bearers are Leo Mendoza, Dino Carrasco and Adolfo Ybarra. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Francisco Villanueva, 14, was killed instantly Saturday after noon when the pickup in which he was riding with. six ôthers overturned, crushing the boy’s head.The seven boys, all teenagers, were returning to Hanover after they had met a busload of Hanover players coming from Silver City. The seven boys in the pickup, were driving at the rear of a three car procession about a mile past Bayard on the way to Hanover. The driver of the pickup, Paul Perez, apparentty decided to pass the other two cars and. just about the time he reached the left side of the road the driver of the second car in the line decided to pass the first one, thus forcing the Perez vehicle off the road and over a culvert. In reconstructing the accident officers said young Villanueva, who was riding in the rear of the pickup, probably jumped when he saw what was going to happen, but landed just where-the-cab-of the pickup struck him. A coroners jury impaneled by Judge Andrew Haugland Monday signed a verdict of accidental death. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the Hanover Catholic church, with thc Rev. Father ‘Francis T Smirke off1ciating at a funeral mass. The body was then brought to Silver City, where it lay in state at the home of the boy’s grandfather S C Dunckorst 309 E. 14th street, until 4 pm ., when the body was taken to the Silver City Catholic cemetery for burial. Cox Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

VILLANUEVA: Jose Villanueva, 58, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Monday. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

VILLANUEVA: Jose C. Villanueva Sr., 58, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, at the Asarco Mine Complex in Tucson. Mr. Villanueva was born March 17, 1941, in La Pas San Luis, Mexico, to Casiano and Maria Cortez Villanueva, who preceded him in death. He was a lifetime resident of Silver City, moving to Tucson one year ago. Mr. Villanueva married Amparo Chavez on Sept. 29, 1964 in Juarez, Mexico. He was an underground miner and had worked for Phelps Dodge, Cobre Mining, Cypress Mining, Sharon Steel, UV Mine, US Mine and Asarco Mine. He was a parish member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be held today from 4-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A vigil service and rosary will be held at 7 this evening at the chapel, with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 Saturday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Committal service and burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife, Amparo, of the family home; two sons, Jose Villanueva Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., and Alejandro Villanueva of Tucson; five daughters, Martha Villanueva Holguin, Maria Villanueva, Patricia Gonzales and Amparo Villanueva Mata, all of Las Cruces, and Veronica Villanueva of Tucson; six brothers, Simon Villanueva of Hurley, Ricardo, Pedro and Marcelino Villanueva, all of Las Vegas, and Roberto and Armando Villanueva, both of Borger, Texas; and two sisters, Maria Fernandez and Alicia Villanueva, also of Borger. Mr. Villanueva is also survived by six grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Jose Villanueva, Alejandro Villanueva, Robert Holguin, James Gonzales, Robert Mata and Simon Villanueva. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Villanueva: Mrs. Maria C. Villanueva, 56, passed away May 10, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Villanueva, a native of Mexico, was a resident of Central at the time of her death. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Marie Isabel Fernanadez of Juarez, Mexico, Miss Juana Villanueva and Miss Alicia Villanueva, both of Central. Seven sons, Jose Villanueva and Marcelino Villanueva, both of Silver City, Simon Villanueva of Hurley, Ricardo Villanueva, RedroVillanueva, Roberto Villanueva and Armando Villanueva all of Central, and 26 grandchildren. Survivors also include her mother,Mrs. Felipa Torrez Cortez of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 2 sisters, Maria Inez Puente and Juana Puente, both of McAllen, Texas. Three brothers, Benito Puente and Jose Puente, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Luis Cortiz of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Rosary recitation was at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 9 a.m. May 13 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, the Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducting both services. Burial followed in the Central Cemetery.

Steve L. Villarreal, 76, born at Gila, and one of Grant County’s widely known and respected pioneers, died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital following a brief Illness. In recent years after retirement, he had lived in Pinos Altos, where on January 10 he and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. For more than 50 years he was engaged in ranching and farming and also operated a general store at Cilia. He was a good nelghbor and unfailing friend In time of need. In community affairs be was a leader and wise counseler. Mr. Villarreal was one of the first members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, active In the Soil Conservation Service, the Farm and Livestock Bureau, served as a member Of the Grant County Board of Commisioners, the Cliff-Gila School Board, the Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Nora Villarreal; a son, Samuel F. illlarreal. of Daly City, Ca; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Jo Brannin of El Paso, and Mrs. Irene Witte, of Anchorage, Alaska; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother Julian Villarreal, of Gila;, a sister, Mrs. Rita Dominguez, of Silver City. Rosary services were held Tuesday at 730 pm in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Fr. Henry Saxon. ‘Funeral mass was said at 9 a.m. Wednesday In St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial In Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving is pallbearers were nephews of the deceased.

Florence Shelly Villarreal, 47, Died at Hillcrest hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness. Mrs Villarreal was a native of Safford Az and had lived in Daly City Calif for the past 20 years. She was also a long time resident of Gila. Survivors include her husband Samual of Daly city; one son, Samual and oone daughter, Sirena; and two grandchildren; four brothers, Alma and Robert both of cliff, Wilfred of Thatcher Az and Rex of Silver city; two sisters, Mrs Georgia Mathews of Silver city and Mrs Pricilla Poor of Socorro; and her parents, Mr and Mrs Orson Staily of Gila. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel at 1pm Monday with internment following in the Mesa Cemetery, gila. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints were in charge of services.

Rubio Villarreal, a pioneer of Grant County, born at Gila, died the past week in El Paso, where he had resided for many years. He was a brother of Steve L. Villarreal of Pinos Altos, who with his wife arrived at the hospital a short time before he passed away. During the past 28 years the deceased had been a member of the El Paso Sheriff’s Department where he had an outstanding record in law enforcement. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Blanca Villarreal, three sons and two daughters. One son, Hector, is a college student and the youngest daughter a surgical nurse in Hotel Dieu, El Paso. Also surviving is another brother, Julian; a sister, Mrs. Ripo Dominguez of Gila and nine grand children. Funeral services were held in El Paso where burial took place.

Villarreal: Leonor (Nora) Villarreal,82, died Monday, May 7, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Villarrealwas born in Silver City and was a life long resident of Gila. She is survived by two daughters, Esther Jo Branin of Houston, Texas, Irene Witt of Big Springs, Texas, one son, Samuel F. Villarreal of Daly City, Calif., three sisters, Clara Scally of Daly City, Calif., Florence Salchli of Brisbane, Calif., Rose Forell of Redmond, Oregon, one brother, Adolph Carson of Tucson, Ariz., ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m.,today, Thursday in theCurtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the resurrection will be 10 a.m., tomorrow, Friday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery.

Villarreal: Patrick Michael Villarreal, 11, died Friday, March 9, in Silver City. Patrick was born in Taos and was a student of Stout Intermediate School. He also was an active Alter boy at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Patrick is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Villarreal of Silver City, a sister, Jeanene Renee Villarreal, three brothers, Steven C. VIllarreal, Brial C. Villarreal and Craig T. Villarreal all of Silver City, his maternal grantparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McGuffin of El Paso,Texas and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Villarreal of Gila.Rosary recitation was held Sunday evening at 7:30, March 11 in theCurtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of resurrection was Monday at 10 a.m. in Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Trujiilo, Gus Elgin, Robert Villarreal, Julian Villarreal, Mike Castillo and Thomas Perea.

Villarreal: Sam Villarreal, born April 16, 1923 in Gila, died Oct. 30 in Daly City, Calif. Mr. Villarreal spent all of his young life in Gila. He is survived by his wife, Margarette; a son, a daughter, two step-daughters, and five grandchildren. Address of the family is 300 -2nd Ave., Daly City, Calif. 94014.

VILLEGAS: Armando Q. "Mondy" Villegas, 52, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Wednesday, June 30, at William Beaumont Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Visitation will be Monday afternoon from 5 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection , will be celebrated Tuesday afternoon at 2 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Nov. 2, 1946, in Deming to Gilberto and Ignacia Quesada Villegas. He was a lifelong resident of Deming, and was an intelligence research specialist with U.S. Customs. He did other work, including serving as a lieutenant with the Luna County sheriffs office, working with the U.S. Immigration Ser- vice, and, at one time, teaching the Spanish language in Georgia with the U.S. Border Patrol. Mr. Villegas was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1477 in Deming, and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He is survived by his father, Gilberto Villegas Sr. of Deming; a very close friend, Thelma Ortiz, and her daughter, Lilliana Martinez, of El Paso; four brothers, Samuel Crawford of Globe, Ariz., Jesus Villegas of Silver City, Danny Villegas of Tulsa, Okla., and Raymundo Villegas of Deming; four sisters, Conseulo Juarez and Delia Turner of Deming, Amelia Reyes of Amarillo, Texas, and Herlinda Villegas of Douglas, Ariz.; and numer- ous nephews and nieces. TAFOYA: Jose A. "Tuffy" Tafoya, 70, of Bayard died Monday, July 26, at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Cuchillo, N.M. Mr. Tafoya was a retiree of Ken- necott Copper Corp., where he served as an equipment operator and truck driver. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard and was a former member of Steelworkers Local 890. Calling hours will be from 5-7 Thursday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 7. The funeral Mass will be held Friday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao as the celebrant. The rite of committal and burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Ann Quesada of Santa Clara; a brother, Eduardo Tafoya of Truth or Consequences; three sisters, Teresa Sedillos and Maria Rita Bierner of Truth or Consequences, and Clarabeil Apodaca of Las Cruces; two grandchildren, Melvin Quesada of Bayard, and Jose Quesada of Fort McCallen, Ala.; and two great-grandchildren, Sidney and Vincent Quesada of Bayard. Casket bearers will be Melvin Quesada, Mathew Viscarra, Isaac Teran, Sam Maldonado, Gilbert Apodaca and Jose R. Dominguez. Honorary bearers are Ismael Sanchez, Tommy Sedillos, Nestor De La Torre, Juan Montoya, Robert Lopez Sr. and Jose Quesada. E n- trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

VILLEGAS: Gilberto Martinez Villegas Sr., 84, a longtime Deming resident, died Friday, Sept. 3, at Fort ' Bayard Medical Center. Visitation began at 2 Monday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil began at 7 that evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy was to be celebrated there this morning at 10 with the rite of committal and interment following at Mountain View Cemetery. Father Al Galvan, pastor, officiated. Mr. Villegas was bum April 17, 1915, in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Francisco Villegas and Isabel Martinez. On May 28, 1941, he married Ygnacia Quesada n Deming, where they raised their children. His first job was with the railroad. He later worked for the city of Deming and the New Mexico Highway Department, and completed his working career as a miner. Mr. Villegas was a parishioner at St. Ann's Catholic Church and vas an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include four sons, Samuel and wife, Amanda Crawford, of 31obe, Ariz., Jesus and wife, Violet Villegas, of Silver City, Danny Villegas of Tulsa, Okla., and Raymundo and wife, Erncstina Villegas, of Deming; four daughters, Consuelo and husband, Gilbert Juarez, of Deming, Amelia and husband, Victor Rcyes, of Amarillo, Texas, Herlinda Villegas of Douglas, Ariz., and Delia and husband, Douglas Turner, of Deming; two sisters, Elisa Robinson and Rosario Fresquez of Deming; 33 grandchildren; and 34 great- grandchildren. Also surviving are three daughters-in- law, Hortencia, Lucy and Margie Villegas. He was preceded in death by his" wife, Ygnacia Villegas, tour' sons, Gilbert Jr., Frank, Sal- vador "Chava" and Armando Villegas; a daughter, Ramona Villegas; and three grandsons, Orlando Villegas, and Mario and Francisco f Reyes. Serving as pallbearers were Gilbert John, Jaime, Johnny, Patrick and Frank Villegas and Sam Crawford. Honorary bearers listed were Richard and Ben Villegas, and Gilbert and Tony Juarez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

VILLEGAS: Jesus M. Villegas, 67, a longtime resident of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Bayard, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3. He was a machine operator at the Santa Fe Railroad. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m today at Martin Funeral Home Central in El Paso. A rosary service will start at7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Antonia Villegas; his sons, Reuben and Fernando Villegas and Antonio Baca; his daughters, Delilah Hobbs, Dora Rodriguez, Zonya Vega and Leticia Vasquez; 21 grandchildren; seven ~ his brothers, Manuel and Octavio Villegas; and his sisters, Ofelia V. Ramirez and Emma M. Villegas.

VILLEGAS: Paulino M. Villegas Sr., 68, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Villegas was born June 22, 1928, to Ventura F. Villegas and. Elena Montoya VilJegas in Hurley. He was a leadman mechanic for Chino Mines, a Roman Catholic by faith and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Mr. Villegas was loved by all who knew him. He will he sorely missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Ventura G. Villegas of the home; two sons, Paulino G. Villegas of Bayard, and Reynaldo G. Villegas and his wife, Silvia, of Bayard; two daughters, Alice Jaurcqui and her husband, David, of Hurley, and Bonnie S. Nuflez and her husband, Jerry, of Hurley; three brothers, Jesus Villegas and his wife, Antonia, of El Paso, Texas, Manuel Villegas and his wife, Minga, of Bayard, and Octavio Ville~ and his wife, Margarita, of Bayard; and two sisters, Ofelia Ramirez of Tempe, Ariz., and Emma Villegas of Bayard. He was preceded in death by a son, Jose G. Viilegas, in 1975; a brother, Eddie Arias; a grandsonS Reynaldo. Viliegas Jr. and a great-grandson, Dominique G. Villegas. Visitation will he held Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The rosary will follow at 7 p.m. with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral Mass will he celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Burial and commital services will follow the Mass at the Hurley Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Paulino Viilegas, Reynaldo Villegas, Jesus Villegas, Manuel Viilegas, Octavio Villegas and David Jaurequi Sr. Honorary bearers are his lifelong friends and family. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

Villegas: Elena Montoya Villegas, 84, of Bayard, died Friday in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Villegas was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was born May 19, 1903 in San Juan, Mimbres, to Juan and Margarita Montoya. She is survived by two daughters, Ofelia Ramirez of Tyrone and Emma Villegas of Bayard; four sons, Paulino Villegas of Silver City, Jesus Villegas of El Paso, Texas, and Manuel Villegas and Oscar Villegas, both of Bayard; 30 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Villegas was preceded in death by her husband, Ventura Franco Villegas, in 1984; A son Eddie Arias, in 1983; and by a grandson, Jose Villegas, in 1975. Rosary recitation will be held in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Tonight at 7:00 and Mass of the Resurrection will be in Our Lady of the Fatima Catholic Church. Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating at both services. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Paulino M. Villegas, Jesus M Villegas , Manuel M. Villegas, Octavio M Villegas, Rene G. Villegas,and Robert V. Ramirez. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all her relatives and friends. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Villegas: Frank Quezada "Pancho" Villegas, 49, a lifelong Deming resident, died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will be held this evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. The funeral liturgy will be recited there Wednesday morning at 9 with the Rev. Jesus Arrelucea officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Fierro. For nine years he was an associate warden of programs at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facilities. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mr. Villegas was assistant chief of police in Deming for 14 years, a professor of forensic science at Western New Mexico University for six years, and a member ofthe Noon Lions Club of Deming. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Ann; of the home; two sons, Gilbert John and Francisco Villegas of Deming; two daughters, Christina and Consuelo Villegas of Deming; his parents, Gilberto and Ignacia Villegas of Deming; six brothers, Salvador, Armando and Raymundo, all of Deming, Samuel Crawford of Globe, Ariz., Jesus Villegas of Silver City and Danny Villegas of Harrah, Okla.; four sisters, Consuelo Jaurez and Delia Turner, both of Deming, Amelia Reyes of Amarilllo, Texas, and Herlinda Villegas of Douglas, Ariz.; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert John Villegas Jr., in 1968. Pallbearers will be Capt. Mike Oliver, Lt. Larry Trujillo, Sgt. Henry Tellez, Officer Jerry Saldivar, Ray Baese and Ernie Sera. Baca's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

VILLEGAS: A former Silver City resident, Romulo Villegas, Sr., 57, brother-in-law of Mrs. Adolfo Genera and Mrs. Julia Medrano of Silver City, died Saturday in Las Cruces. Survivors include his widow, Bacilia; a son, Romulo, Jr.; three brothers, Jose, Gilbertoand Antonio, and two sisters, Eliza Villegas and Rosaria Fresquez, all of Deming, and a granddaughter. Rosary services were held at Nelson Mortuary and funeral mass said at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Deming.

Villegas; Ventura Fanco Villegas, 79, died Sunday in Silver City. Villegas was born in Santa Eulalia, Mexico but was a resident of Grant County since 1944. He had retired from Kennecott June 1, 1969 and was a member of Mine Mill Local 890 and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Villegas is survived by his wife, Elena Villegas of Bayard; two daughters, Ofelia Ramirez of Ajo, Az, Emma Villegas of Bayard; four sons, Paulina Villegas of Silver City, Jesus Villegas of El Paso, Manuel Villegas of Bayard, Octavio Villegas of Phoenix, Az; one sister, JesusitsTrujillo of Hurley; two brothers, Frank Vielma of Turtugas, NM, Trinidad Vielma of Mammoth, Az; 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday. Both services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Tomas Perez officiating both services. Interment followed at the Central Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

VILLEGAS: Salvador Q “Chava" Villegas, 54, a lifelong Deming resident, passed away Friday, April 16, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be from 2-5 Tuesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will begin that evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at noon at St. Ann's with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Deming to Gilbert and Ygnacia Quesada Villegas. He was a mechanic at the New Mexico State Highway Department, where he worked for the last 16 years. He had also worked at ASARCO and was an assistant at Dona Ana Building Trades. He loved sports, mainly playing softball, and also was dedicated to coaching men's and women's teams. He always enjoyed a good game of horse- shoes. Mr. Villegas was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Margie Villegas of Deming; his foster daughter, Patty Arenibas of Norwalk, Calif.; five brothers, Sam Crawford of Globe, Ariz., Armando and Ray Villegas of Deming, Jesus Villegas of Silver City and Daniel Villegas of Muskogee, Okla.; four sisters, Consuelo Juarez and Delia Turner of Deming, Amelia Reyes of Amarillo, Texas, and Herlinda Villegas of Douglas, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ygnacia Ville- gas; two brothers, Gilbert Villegas Jr. and Francisco "Pancho" Villegas; a nephew, Lonnie Villegas; one sister, Ramona Villegras. Pallbearers will be Tony Alarcon, Johnny Villegras, Rudy Carbajal, Jay Villa, and J R Green. Honorary bearers will be Art Holguin Sr., Frank villegras Jr., and Jaime villegras. Entrusted to Baca’s.

Funeral services were held last week for Robert Villines, 71, who died in his home In Bayard last Surviving are two sons, Robert Villines, Central; Louis Villines, Las Cruces; a daughter, Mrs. Williaam Lucero, Bayard; a brother, Bill Villines, Bayard; a sister, Mrs. Medina, Bayard; ten grand children and one great grandchild. Services were held In the Bayard Catholic church with the Rev. Ramon Estivil officiating. Burial was In Vanadium under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

VILLINES : Robert “Bob” Lee Villines, 74 died Tuesday morning in Fort Bayard. Mr. Villines was born in Vanadium and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife. Rufina Villines of Central; one sister, Helen Lucero of Bayard;. and numerous nephews, nieces and’ cousins. Graveside funeral services will he held at 10 a . m Friday at Memory lane Cemetery in Silver Citv with Bishop Terry C. Heiner officiating. Internmentt will follow. Arrangement are by the Wheeler ‘Funeral home of Silver Citv

Ruben M Villines, 29, Silver City, died the past Week In St Lukes Hospital, in Phoenix, following heart surgery. He formerly operated a service station here. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary at 730 p.m. Monday. Funeral mass was said at 8:30 am Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard by Rev. Fr. Frank Slerra, Burial was In the Vanadium Cemetery. Survivor, are the widow, Mrs Evangelina Villines; two, daughters Debra and Belinda, and’ two sons, MicheI and Anthoney; three brothers, William’ Villines, Bayard, David Gonzales ‘of, Norwalk Ca and Eluterio Gonzales of Central, Mrs Virginia Leon of Norwalk, Mrs Mary Helen Hughes of Paramont Ca and Mrs Annie Gonzales of Central.

William Madison Villines 56 a retired employee of the Chino Mines a division of Kennecott Copper died of a heart attack Saturday while enroute from his home in Bayard to the hospital in Silver City. Surviving are two sons William Jr and Ruben Villines; three daughters Miss Emma Villines, Mrs. Frank Jiminez and Mrs. William leon; and two grandchildren. Rosary services were held Monday at 7:30 PM in the Cox mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9AM Tuesday in the Bayard Catholic church Followed by burial in the Vanadium cemetery.

Villines: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Hanover Catholic church for Mrs. Sarah Villines, 36, who died Friday at the HIllcrest General Hospital. The Rev. Fr. Francis Smerke officiated. Burial was at Vanadium cemetery under direction of Cox Mortuary. Survivors are three daughters, Dorothyand Irene Villines and Mrs. Gloria Rascon, a son, Albert Villines, Jr. all of Turnerville; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Braulio Williams, Bayard and two brothers, Willie D. Williams of Los Angeles and Braulio Williams Jr. of Silver City.

Villines: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Hanover Catholic church for Mrs. Sarah Villines, 36, who died Friday at the HIllcrest General Hospital. The Rev. Fr. Francis Smerke officiated. Burial was at Vanadium cemetery under direction of Cox Mortuary. Survivors are three daughters, Dorothyand Irene Villines and Mrs. Gloria Rascon, a son, Albert Villines, Jr. all of Turnerville; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Braulio Williams, Bayard and two brothers, Willie D. Williams of Los Angeles and Braulio Williams Jr. of Silver City.

Villines: Clovie R. "Inky" Villines, 41, a resident of Las Cruces, died Monday in Las Cruces. He was a former resident of Silver City. Mr. Villines is survived by his mother, Angela Villines, two daughters, Diane Villines and Marie Jeneane Villines, and two sisters, Lee Ette Aragon and Marie Shumate, all of Las Cruces. He is also survived by two grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Rosary services will be held at 7 tonight at the funeral home chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Of Mary Cathedral with the Rev. Bill Brunner officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

Villines: Eppie Moreno Villines, 69, a homemaker and longtime Bayard resident, entered into life eternal Tuesday in Las Cruces. She was born in Syracuse, Kan., on Jan. 6, 1924, to the late Juan and Martha (Contreras) Moreno. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. Calling hours will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil there at 7 p.m. Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Central at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Lindsay will officiate. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, William M. "Bill" Villines of the home; their six children, a son, W. Gary Villines, and his wife, Patricia, of Silver City, and five daughters, Mary Helen Hughes of Mira Loma, Calif., Yolanda Sepulveda of Las Cruces, Patricia Borrego of Anthony, N.M., Melissa Villines of Bayard, and Michelle Gonzalez and her husband, Marcos, of Bayard; a brother, Roberto Contreras of Jefferson, Ore.; three sisters, Josephine Martin of Hemet, Calif., Sarah Suarez of Las Cruces and Martha Vickers of Pearl, Miss.; 13 grandchildren, Roger, David and Monique Hughes, Marty Alfonso and Dean Sepulveda, Larry and Jocelyn Villines, Richie and Amanda Borrego, Chris Medina, and J.R. and B.J. Villines; and five great-grandchildren, Deborah Hughes, Roger Hughes Jr. and Joshua Hughes, and Matthew and Sebastian Sepulveda. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as casket bearers will be Larry Villines, Richie Borrego, B.J. Villines, J.R. Villines, Amanda Borrego and Monique Hughes.

VINCENT: Lots Joan Vincent, 66, of Silver City passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

Vincent: Friends have been notified of the death of Henrietta Hathaway Vincent, 95. Creamation graveside services are pending at St. Marys, Kansas. Mrs. Vincent attended Westminster College, New Mexico normal at Las Vegas and recieved the AB degree at Colorado State Teachers College, Greely in 1920. She taught Spanish at State Teachers College, Teachers High and Western High School, Silver City from 1919 untill she retired November, 1947. During the 26 years she became head of the Spanish department and recived a masters degree at that college in 1934. She retired as associate professor of spanish and recived emeritus status. Mrs. Vincent lived in Silver City untill 1963, when she felt she should be near her son, Jack, and his family. She moved to a retirment home at Topeka, Kansas, where she died Aug. 22, 1982. Survivors include four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and Jack's widow, Ethna Green Vincent.

Alvis H Vinett Sr. a retired employee of Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital, and World War I veteran, died Sunday at his home in Silver City, while on leave from the hospital where he had been a patient. Born In Gainesville1 Texas, Mr. Vinette had resided in Silver City for more than 40 years. For many years he was employed at Fort Bayard Hospital in charge of Its painting department. He was a member of, the American Legion and Masonic and Elks Lodges, in all of which he was active. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. today in the Fort Bayard chapel. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery with full military burial honors.

Vinett: Winoma E. Vinett, 69, died August 28. She was a native of Kensington

VISE: Guadalupe P. Vise, 67, died Wednesday afternoon in Silver City. Mrs. Vise was a resident of Central and was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Vise of Santa Teresa; two sons, Jesse Vise of Santa Fe and ,James Vise of Los Alamos three sisters; and one grand-daugher, April Lee Vise, of Santa Teresa. There will he a visitation for friends and family Saturday afternoon 2-4 pm, at the Wheeler funeral Home Chapel. Rosary recitation will he at H p.m. Saturday with the Rev Paul McCarthy officiating, and funeral services will be held at 10 am. Monday with the Rev. Don Wiley officiating. Both services will he at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow at Fort ilnyard National Cemnetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bnib Stone, Jimmy Stone, Johnny Montoya, Tony Majalca, Johnny D. Arellano and Federico HoIgum. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Garcia, Manuel Gallegos, Albert Ilolguin, Harold Kelley ,and Rick Bela. Funeral arrange-, merits are by Wheeler Funeral llome of Silver City.

VOGANN: visitation for James Lee vogann, 65, of Deming will be from 5-7 pm today at Baca’s funeral home. Services will be at 9am Wenesday at the Church of jesaus Christ of latter-day Saints. Voganndied Sunday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Judy Vogann of Deming; sons, Shawn Vogann of Tucson, Ariz., and Scott Vogann. Of Demmg.

VOGEL: Roy Vogel, 95, died Thursday evening in Silver City. Mr. Vogel was born on a farm in Leavenworth County, 1~an. J~. attended element.~’ ~ high schools at Easton and Kansas State Normal School at Emporia. Mr. Vogel taught rural schools in Leavenworth County for three terms, became principal of Easton Grade School and then resigned to join Cappers Publications Inc., from which he retired as treasurer. He was a member of the Topeka Elks Lodge No 204, Orient Lodge No. 51. AF& AM, and Topeka Consistory No...~ 1, Scottish Rite. Mr. Vogel moved to Silver City in 1982 to be with his daughter, Mrs. Wally Helm. tie is survived by his wife of 70 years, Victorena Vogel of Silver City; two daughters, Frances (Sally) Helm and her husband Wallv of Silver City and Margaret Anile Cooper of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one sister, Nora 1)ick of Perry, Kan.; six grandchildren Donna Joyce Ohenland, Michael Helm, Robert Cooper, Mendee Roth, Cynthia Black and Judy Hemstock; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will he held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating and the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 conducting services. Interment will follow. Serving as pallbearers will he Stuart Warrick, Robert Gillespie, Ralph ,Johnson, Maurice Francis, Tom Bennett and Earl Jarboc. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Vogel: Victorena Harriet Vogel, 92, of Silver City died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Hacienda de Salud at the time of her death. Mrs. Vogel was born Sept. 21, 1894in Topeka, Kan., to George and Harriet Rake. She married Leroy Vogel in Lawrence, Kan., on July 24, 1915 and in 1985 they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Hacienda de Salud. She was a wonderful homemaker, devoted to her family, and in later years, especially to her six grandchilden, Donna Joyce Oberland, Michael Heim, Robert Cooper, Mindee Roth, Cynthia Black and Judy Hemstock. She also dearly loved her nine great-grandchildren. In 1982 she, along with her husband, moved to Silver City to be with their daughter, Frances (Sally), and her husband, Wally Helm. She was a member of the Potwin Presbyterian Church in Topeka. Mrs. Vogel was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 26, 1985. She is survived by her daughters, Frances (Sally), and her husband, Wally Helm, of Silver City, and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Cooper of Scotsdale, Ariz. She also leaves six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at the Masonic Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Revs. David Goble and Ken Schultz officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Stuart Warrick, Tom Bennett, Earl Jarboe, Meredith Neal, Ralph Johnson and Maurice Francis. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VOGET: Edward H. Voget, 88, a resident of Silver City, entered rest eternal Tuesday, May 19, at Horizon Southwest Nursing Center. Mr. Voget was the son of Garfield and Rosa Engle Voget. He was born Sept. 3, 1909, in Salem, Ore. He was a home and commercial building contractor in the Portland, Ore., area until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting. He and his wife moved to the Silver City area a year ago. Mr. Voget is survived by his wife, Pearl, of Silver City; three daughters, Karlene Colgan and her husband, Doug, of Silver City, Rosalyn Voget Neumann and her husband, Philip, of Rome, Italy, and Becky Derdel and her husband, Gary, of Sherwood, Ore.; three sisters, Agatha Andrus of Canby, Ore., Frieda Hagandorn of Los Gatos, Calif., and Ruth Pardey of Tacoma, Wash.’; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. ‘Cremation has taken place with Bacas Mimbres Crematorium. Private services will be held at a later date in Portland. Entrusted to’ the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-

VonDied in Silver City Monday of a chronic heart disease. He was born July 24 1907 in the Scobey District of Daniels County, Mont., before there was a Scohey or Daniels County. His grandpa rents and parents moved to the Scobey District in 1901. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Manternach and was a son of Leo and Lena Manternach Von Kuster. As a teen-ager, he went to live with Mr. and Mrs. George Cusker on their ranch on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. On Feb. 1, l9~0, he married Gertrude Whitline. He moved to Plentywood, Mont. in 1934, and lived there until moving to Lamie, Wyo., in 1954. In 1957 he moved to Las Cruces and lived there for five years. In 1962 the family moved to Silver City where they have resided ever since, lie was preceded in death by his son and only child, .John Raymond Von Kuster’, who died in Silver City of disabilities incurred while serving in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was also preceeded in death by two brothers,’ Roger and David Von Kuster. and is survived by his wife, Gertrude Von Kuster of Silver City; brother, Carl Von Kiister of Deer Lodge, Tenn. a sister, Margaret Von Kuster of,Scohcy, Mont; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Alvarado and two great-grandchildren of Lovelcck Nev.; and a granddaughter, Nancy Von Kuster of Rock Tavern N.Y. Mr Von Kuster will be cremated and the ashes placed in the Town and Country Rose Garden in Memory Lane cemetery in Silver City. There will he no services. Arrangernents are with the Wheeler Funeral ionic of Silver City. V~S

Von Kuster: Helena Gertrude Von Kuster, 84, of Las Cruces died Sunday. She was

VON trESS: William R. "Bill" Von Tress, born Jan. 28, 1926, in Santa Rita, passed away Sunday, May 16, in Angleton, Texas, near Houston. The second of eight children born to John H. and Alice Von Tress, he attended grade school at Sulley School in Santa Rita and graduated from Hurley High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 11. After the war, he at- tended State Teachers College in Silver City for one year, then graduated from the New Mexico School of Mines. After college, he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. at Santa Rita and was a member of the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge. In 1953, he moved to Houston and was employed by Dow Chemical. While employed by Dow, he obtained a chemical engineering degree at Texas A & M University. He worked at Dow until his retirement in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lila. He is also survived by his three sons; one daughter; four stepchil- dren; his brother, John, and sister, Mary, of Mimbres; two other sisters, Elaine Justus of Albuquerque and Cklla Kubiak of_Houston and his pride and joy, 19 grandchildren. He was a member of the Holy Comforter Church in Angleton. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Bea Gates, Margaret Collins and Sara Cargilc

Von Tress: Alice Nora Von Tress, 74, passed away at her residence in Mimbres. Mrs. Von Tress was a native of York, Mich., and had resided in Grant County for the past 54 years. She was active in the County Extension, and a past worker with the Democratic Party.She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Gates of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Margaret Godfrey of Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Sarah Cargile of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. Elaine Justus of Albuquerque, Mrs. Clella Marie Kubiak of Friendswood, Tex., Miss Mary Alice VonTress of Mimbres Valley, two sons, William R. Von Tress of Angleton, Texas, John Henry Von Tress. Jr., of Animas, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 5 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. Darrell Tapley officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Butch Little, George McCarthy, Walter Biebelle, Bill Blancett, Pete Dominguez and Bill Head.

VonKusker: John Raymond VonKusker, 40, died at Rest Haven Nursing Home Tuesday afternoon following and extended illness. Mr. Vonkusker was a native of Scobey, Mont., and had lived in Silver City for the past eight years. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict where he served as a flight engineer for the Courier Squadron with the Navy. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth and Nancy, both of Mexico; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. VonKuster of Silver City. Military services were conducted at the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Tex., at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

VOORHOEVE: Rudie Voorhoeve, 60, a resident of Silver City, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, while on vacation in Europe. Funeral services will be held in Holland on Friday. Voorhoeve moved to Silver City three years ago with his wife, Nancy. The couple became active in the art community as collectors and as volunteers with area organizations. Voorhoeve was the vice president of the Mimbres Region Arts Council board of directors. Mrs. Voorhoeve asked that donations and memorial gifts be made to he arts council.

Votaw: Elmer Votaw, 67, died April 22, at Cisco, Tx. Mr. Votaw, aresident of Grant County for eighteen years, went to work for Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1933 as a blacksmith at Santa Rita, and worked until 1951, when he moved to Capitan. They livedthere until 1976 when tehy bought their home in Cisco, Texas. He leaves his wife, Mona Votaw of their home, three daughters, LaVerne Latham of Cisco, Texas, Arletha Latham of Bayard, Dorene Schuyler of Alamogordo, one son, Dwain Votaw of Albuquerque. He also leaves one brother and four sisters, eleven grandchildren andeleven great-grandchildren.

Voyles: Milton Evertt "Buck" Voyles, 81, a resident of Gila, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28. Mr. Voyles was a Shriner in Masonic Lodge No. 69 of Espanola, was a past director of Sunwest Bank board of Rio Arriba County and was a past board member of theEspanola School System. He was in the grocery business in Espanola for more than 30 years and was a resident of Gila for the last 7 years. He is survived by his wife, Lela Voyles of Gila; one daughter, Kathryn Jeanne Bishop and her husband, Hugh Bishop, of Gila; two sisters, Lillian Yates of Escondito, Calif., and Lucille Robson and her husband, Robert Robson, of Oceanside, Calif.; two granddaughters, Cody Lynn Hanagan and her husband, Michael Hanagan, and Dana Ann Bishop, all of Socorro; one grandson, Leith Martin Bishop and his wife, Diane Bishop, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., one great-grandson, Sean Martin Bishop; and numerous nephews and nieces. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

VRECKO: Ljubica Likovic "Lia" Vrecko, 73, of Fort Bayard entered eternal peace Friday, Jan. 21, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in Celje, Yugoslavia, in 1926. She and her husband, Milam, who preceded her in death in November 1998, moved to Santiago, Chile, in 1951 with their young son. After her husband's death, she moved to Albuquerque to live with her son. Mrs. Vrecko is survived by her son, Lou Likovic, and his wife, Sharon, of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Alexander and Stephen Likovic, also of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. A memorial ser- vice will be held in Albuquerque at a later date. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Fort Bayard Medical Center who were so kind and supportive to her and her family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City and Mimbres Crematory of Deming.

Rev. James Wayne, pastor of ‘the’ Silver City Methodist Church, officiated on Friday at the service held’ at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. Grace Keys Waggoner, .83, who died Wednesday at, the home of her daughter, Mrs. Viola Brown. A resident of Silver City and Bayard for more than 50 years, Mrs. Waggoner was preceded in death by h e r husband, Victor Waggoner. Survivors other than her daughter Viola, include a son, W. L. Keys; three, step-children, Ola Grear, Pearl Stevenson and Arvil Waggoner, all of Bayard; six ‘grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; four brothers, Earl Byers, Long Beach, Calf, Ralph Byers, Lomita, Calif., Lon and Jake Byers, both of Chanute, Kansas. A member of Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 34, pallbearers were members of .the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.