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1986 
Obituaries and Articles
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The Las Cruces Sun News©
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May 1, 1986

CALZADA
Pablo Calzada, 45 of P.O. Box Dona Ana, died Wed. in Las Cruces. Getz Funeral Home
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BAK
Deming - Kalman Bak, 65. Holy Family Catholic Church. Born May 25, 1920 in Czechoslovakia, moved from Ohio in 1978. burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Margaret, two sons, Peter of Corpus Christi, TX and Thomas of New York City. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home.
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MILES
Silver City - ? M. "Bud" Miles died Sun. in Colfax, Ca. Burial at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Survived : wife, Emerett of Colfax: son John of Auburn, CA; daughter, Ernestine Cochran of Irving, TX; mother, Maude Miles of Ft. Bayard; sister, Peggy Winkler of Silver City
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May 2, 1986

SHAW
Silver City - Amanda Moreno Shaw, 81, died at Ft. Bayard. Wheller Funeral Home Chapel. Santa Clara Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors: two sisters, Josefa Galland and Rachel Jones, both of Los Angeles, CA.: four brothers, Oscar Moreno of L.A., CA., Ismael Moreno of Banning, CA, Neponuceno T. Moreno of Hanover, and Daniel Moreno of San Gabriel, CA.
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May 5, 1986

WILSON
Dr. Marvin L. Wilson, 66, born Nov. 26, 1919 in central OK. Survivors: wife, Helen; two sons, Steven of San Jose, CA and David of Albuquerque; mother, Nova Wilson of Norman, OK.
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WYATT
Alamogordo - Garland S. Wyatt, 77. Born June 8, 1908 in Hot Springs, AR. Survivors: wife, Opal, son, Carl Efird of Alamogordo. Graveside services.
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HILL
Ralph E. Hill, 73. Survivors: wife, Bernice; two daughters, Mary Cuff of Madison, WI. and Susan Franklin of Winterhaven, FL., brother, Ike of Grand Island, NE. Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Getz Funeral Home.
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MENDOZA
Alberto R. Mendoza, 32, Anthony, NM. St. Anthonyís Catholic Church. Burial at Anthony Cemetery. Survivors: mother, Anna Maria Mendoza of Anthony, father, Faustino of Phoenix, AZ, sister, Maria Socorro Mendoza of Anthony; four brothers, Sergio of Bakersfield, CA., Faustino Jr. and Juan Luis, both of Anthony and Ramon of El Paso, TX. Grahamís Mortuary.
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May 5, 1986

SMITH
Kerry V. Smith, 52 of Las Cruces. Grahamís Mortuary Chapel. Survivors: wife, La June; three sons, Kerry Jr. and James Drew, both of Las Cruces,, Joel Ray of Farmington, his parents, Mr. and Mrs.Burton C. Smith Jr. of Bernice, LA., two sisters, Patricia Kay Doughty and Emil Sue Abbott, both of Dallas; brother, Burton C. Smith the 3rd of Plainview, TX.
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HIDALGO
Simona C. Hidalgo, 79 of Las Cruces. Grahamís Mortuary. Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors: son, Jose of Las Cruces; sister, Jesusita Carrillo of Las Cruces.
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HERNANDEZ
Juan R. Hernandez, 27 of Chamberino. Getz Funeral Home. St. Genevieveís Catholic Church, burial at St. Josephís Catholic Cemetery. Survivors: parents, Manuel and Imelda Hernandez of Chamberino, two brothers, Leonardo and Jose Luis, both of Chamberino, two sisters, Patricia Soto, of Juarez and Martina Gallegos of Mesilla.
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GRAEBER
T or C. - Dove E. Graeber, 73. Survivors: daughter, Shirley Sanders of T or C., three sisters, Nellie Johnson of Ft. Worth, Ethlyn Hanson of Grand Junction, CO, and Jessie Mae Yelinek of Pacerville, CA: brother, Grover Ellsworth Petty of Albuquerque. French Mortuary.
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LARREMORE
Silver City - George O. Larremore, 79. Resident of Buckhorn, NM. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. burial at Memory Lanes Cemetery. Survivors: six sisters, Nettie A. Reed of Cliff, Susie George of Duncan, AZ, Noreen T Key of Safford, AZ, Noretta Williams of Phoenix, Mary Wilhout of Palmdale, CA, and Winnie Cain of Fairhope, AL.
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RICHARDS
Deming - Phyllis Richards, 69 of Pecan Park died in Lordsburg. Born April 29, 1917 in Hilton, NJ. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: husband, Edward; son, Leonard E. of Levittown, PA, daughter, Clare Franks of Medford, PA, two brothers, Wm. Brumby of Deming and Leonard Brumby of Syosset, NY. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home.
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AGUILAR
Deming - Bobby Galindo Aguilar, 20. Born April 17, 1966 in Deming. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home. St. Anneís Catholic Church. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: mother, Lilia, daughter, Sonia Maria; two brothers, Tony and Ruben, grandmother, Selsa Galindo, all of Deming.
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May 6, 1986

VIRONE
Rev. Francis Virone, 80, priest at St. Genevieveís Catholic Church. Burial at St. Genevieveís Catholic Cemetery. Born Dec. 4, 1905 in Sicily. Getz Funeral Home. Survived by a niece, Mary Mazzarella of Abenel, NJ.
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AVILA
Rebecca Medina Avila, 34. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cathedral. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by, husband, Jerry of Hacienda Acres; son, Daniel D. Tellez of Hacienda Acres; two daughters, Pamela Tellez and Celia Tellez of Hacienda Acres, mother, Lillian P. Medina of Las Cruces, two sisters, Lorraine Rocks and Lisa Hartman both of Las Cruces. Preceded in death in 1985 her father, Ernest T. Medina. Getz Funeral Home.
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TITSWORTH
Albert Edward Titsworth, 35. St. Andrewís Episcopal Church. Burial in Roswell. Survivors: wife, Ann, one son, Allen of Las Cruces, daughter, Sharla of El Paso, parents, Mae and Bob Rich of Dexter, brother, Charles of Las Cruces, two sisters, Beth Rhudy of Angel Fire and Betty Rhudy of Dexter, grandfather, Ed Clements of Dexter. Ballardís Funeral Home of Roswell.
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PARK
Andre P. Park, 30 of La Cruces. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Annette Sarracino Park, daughter, Andrea Nicole, father, C. J. Park of Pittsfield, Mass, mother, Heidi Posnien of Ogden, UT, step father, John Posnien of Huntsville, UT, sister, Rhonda Park of Ogden, UT.
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CLAY
Deming - Frank Byron Clay, 75. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Gertrude, two sisters, Lucille McKenzie of Abernathy, TX and Kay Reade of Deming.
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MILLER
T or C - Samuel W. Miller the 3rd. Hillsboro Cemetery. Survivors: wife Vesta, son, Samuel W. Miller of Atlanta, daughter, Deirdre Miller of Springfield, VA. two sister, Marie DuBoise of Puma Valley, CA, Virginia Jones of Miami, FL. French Mortuary.
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GRIMES
Silver City - Jimmie "Tuck" Grimes, 71, died in CA. Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City. Survivors: wife, Helen, two daughters, Karen Murray of Joseph City, AZ, Debbie Hawman of Playas, NM, four sons, Terrell of Silver City, Paul of Upland, CA, Jimmie of Mesa, AZ, and Wesley of Chandler, AZ, three sisters, Jean Grimes of T or C, Dora Hatfield of White City, OR, and Caroline Lea of Lake Isabella, CA; brother, John of Central. Preceded in death, daughter, Jeannette Grimes in 1959.
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LANE
Silver City - 6th Judicial District Attorney David Lane, 38. Killed in CA. airplane crash. Survivors: wife Roberta; father and step mother, Mrs. and Jr.. James C. Lane of Silver City, daughter, Kristin Michelle of Albuquerque; two brothers, Don Lane of Silver City, Robert Harvey Argenbright of Dallas; four sisters, Sherry Lane and Jimmi Lou, both of Albuquerque, Marylil Argenbright of Dallas and Rhonda Diamond of Beaver Head Ranch and his paternal grandmother, Zona Lane of Turkey, TX. Preceded in death in March by his mother, Shirley Ryals. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.
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FOY
Silver City - Tom Foy Jr. an attorney. Killed in CA. airplane crash. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Suzanne Jollensten; daughter, Loren Foy; parents, Rep. Thomas and Joan Foy of Bayard; two sisters, Celia Foy Castillo and Muffet Foy Cuddy both of Santa Fe, two brothers, J. Carney Foy, Tempe, AZ and James B. Foy of Albuquerque.
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MARTINEAU
T or C - Verne Martineau, 93. French Mortuary. WW 1 Vet. Survived, wife, Elvira of Deming, two sons, Leroy of T or C and Vern of Deming.
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GREEMAN
Deming - Gerald B. Greeman, 74. First United Methodist Church. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery, with Masonic rites. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Survivors: wife, Buelah, daughter, Gean Wallendorff of Rock Springs, WY, four sons, Walter of Deming, Gerald Jr. of Indio, CA., Patrick of Silver City and Michael Dee of Alamoso, CO.

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FLYNN
Deming - Clifford Flynn, 65. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Born April 2, 1921 in Sciota, Ill. Survivors: wife, Elsie, son, Clinton of Durango, CO., two daughters, Rose Mary Hervol of Bloomfield, NM, Debbie Craig of Big Spring, TX, brother Leonard of Ill, four sisters Ida Cox of CA., Nina Bullard of MI., Emma Randle and Wilma Dean both of ILL.
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GREENWOOD
Deming - Sallie Greenwood, 76. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel.
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May 8, 1986

CURLEY
Maj. Ryta M. Curley, 74. Getz Funeral Home. Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Retired from the Army in 1962. Survived by a sister, Dorothy Wynne of Las Cruces.
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CRAWFORD
Deming - Sallie Valentine Crawford, 78. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Survivors: two sons, Neal and Nathan, both of Deming, step son, John of Duncan, AZ, step daughter, Lucy Brdecko of Deming, two brothers, Arlie and Arvol Greenwood, of Roswell. one sister, Id Reynolds of Roswell.
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May 6, 1986

GREEN
Marie B. Green, 71, Las Cruces. Grahamís Mortuary Chapel. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survivors:; daughter, Valerie V Ovbieko of Las Cruces, sister, Dorothy Wyatt of Harvey, ILL.
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BARELA
Desiderio G. Barela, 97 of Arrey. San Jose Catholic Church. Died in Monterey Park, CA. Burial at Arrey Cemetery. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors: son Melquides of Farmington, two daughters, Nellie Candelaria and Tere Barela both of Los Angeles, Ca, brothers, Frank of Peralta, NM, and Joe of San Jose, Ca.
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VALDEZ
Alfred L. Valdez, 55 of Las Cruces. Getz Funeral Home.
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MC KINLEY
Alamogordo - Laura E. Mc Kinley, 81. Christ Community Church. Burial at Monte Vista Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home. Born July 21, 1904 in Tularosa. Listed in Whoís Who of American Women and was appointed by Gov. Jack Campbell to the Governorís Advistory Council for State Wide Planning for Vocational Rehabilitation. First women president of a county farm bureau organization in Datil, Catron County. Survivors: husband Ira, son Marvin "Buzz" Burris of Alamogordo, daughter, Patti Burris Brady of Sacramento, three sisters, Helen Hampton of Las Cruces, Margaret Caldwell of Paradise, CA, and Gladys Raborn of Belen.
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AGAN
Silver City - Raymond A. Agan, 53. First United Methodist Church. Died in Albuquerque. Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Mary Ellen, two sons, Larry Wayne and Darrell Lee, both of Las Cruces, daughter, Raylene Ellen Martin of Sweet Water, TX.
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WRAY
T or C - Donald L. Wray, 56. French Mortuary. Survivors: wife, Beulah, his father, George Wray of Cubley, KS, two sons, George and Dallas, both of Scott City, KS., four daughters, Cheryl Romero, Las Cruces, Tina Worthington of Midland, TX, Constance Wray of Scott City and Anita Fetty of Tribune, KS., three brothers, Lawrence of Dallas, Jerald of Page, AZ, and Paul of Sayville, NY. four sisters, Leona Veach of Thompson Falls, MT., Crystlan Bossman of Greele-, CO., Joyce Graham, Grove, OK., Mary E. Rhodes of Emporia, KS.
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May 11, 1986

PREECE
Bobby M. Preece, 54, Dona Ana. Hill Baptist Church. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors: wife, Trudy; three daughters, Debra Silva, El Paso, TX, Marcia Sanford, San Antonio, TX., Tracee, Las Cruces; five sons, Dana of Decatur, ILL., Shane of Las Cruces, Bobby Jr. of the US Navy in San Diego, CA, Sam, Las Cruces, Bobby Lopez of Ft. Sumner; brother, O. W. Preece of Radium Springs. Grahamís Mortuary.*
 

RANTA
T or C - William Ranta, 79. French Mortuary. First United Methodist Church in Silver City. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Memorial services held in Telluride, CO. Survivors: brother, Elmer of Telluride.
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May 12, 1986

TEMPLE
Deming - Don Montreal Temple, 69 of Columbus. Born Jan. 20, 1917 in Lawrence, KS. Survivors: three sons, Don Scott, Jimmy Ralph and Mark Steven; three daughters, Caroline Marie of Hudson, WI, Charlotte Louise and Ramona Diane all of Columbus; two sisters, Betty Charlene Mason of Minneapolis Minn. and Hope Blossom Balda of Overland Park, KS. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home
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BRUBACHER
Gustave Edward Brubacher, 84 of Las Cruces. St. Paulís United Methodist Church. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Bayonne, NJ on Oct. 6, 1901. Master Mason of Plattsouth, Lodge # 6. Survivors: daughter, Beverly A. Kugler of Las Cruces. Preceded in death, wife, Gladys D. on April 12, 1975. Grahamís Mortuary.
 

FUQUA
Charles Robert Fuqua, 71 of Rincon. Penecostal Holiness Church in Garfield. Burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch. Survivors: wife, Josephine, son, Clarence of Anchorage AK., daughter, Pearl Bro, Tulsa, OK., sister, Willow Dickson, Lumberton, MS. Grahamís Mortuary Chapel.
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VADADEZ
Alfredo A. Valadez, 55, Las Cruces. St. Genevieveís Catholic Church. Burial at St. Josephís Cemetery. Survivors: five brothers, Robert, Mesquite, Rudy, Alamogordo, Raul, La Puente, CA., Armando, Carson City, CA. and Joe Diaz of Las Cruces, two sisters, Concha Najera, Las Cruces, and Eva Galvan, San Jose, CA. Getz Funeral Home Chapel.
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TISE
John Tise, 70 of Las Cruces died in El Paso, TX. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Formerly of Norfolk, VA. Survivors: wife, Rose, two sons, Richard, Las Cruces, Jon of Oxford, Miss., daughter, Rose Nunez, Las Cruces, two brothers, Douglas of N. C., Thomas of Chesapeake, VA.
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TONG
Silver City - Horance Tong, 75 died in Albuquerque. burial at Memory Lanes Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home. First United Methodist Church of Bayard. Member of VFW Post 18. Survivors: daughter, Gail Vaughn of San Clemente, CA.
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TORRES
Silver City - David Gene Torres, 28 of Albuquerque. Born in Silver City. Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Silver City. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Survivors: mother, Leonarda of Central, brother, Danny of Bayard. Preceded in death by his father, Eliseo and brother, Roland. Wheeler Funeral Home.
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May 13, 1986

PEREA
Fred R. Perea, 95 of La Mesa died in El Paso, TX. San Jose Catholic Church. Burial in the La Mesa Cemetery. Survivors: two daughters, Polly Valles of Rosemead, CA., Corina Gomez of Ysleta, TX. Preceded in death by his wife, Catarina in Sep. 1985. Getz Funeral Home.
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KIMBALL
Deming - Annie Kimball, 96 died in Kingman, AZ. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel.
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MONTGOMERY
Deming - Rosalind Ann Montgomery. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel.
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JOHNSON
T or C - Anne S. Johnson, 90. First Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Dr. H. B. Johnson, son Carthol Rogers of Oklahoma City. French Mortuary.
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SCHWARTZ
Deming - Fay Anna Schwartz, 76 die in Silver City. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. First Assembly of God Church. born July 23, 1909 in Deming. Survivors: husband, Henry, daughter, Marilyn Wright, Silver City, son James Chase Schwartz, San Antonio. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home.
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May 14, 1986

CHRESTMAN
T. J. Chrestman, 74, Las Cruces. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Lou Ella, son, Tom of Albuquerque, daughter, Kay Johnston of Gallup, sister, Opal Jameson of Brownville, TX. Getz Funeral Home.
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DONATO
Juana Donato, 64 of Dona Ana. Grahamís Mortuary. Lady of Purification Catholic Church in Dona Ana. Burial at Dona Ana Cemetery. Survivors: husband, Ascencion, daughter, Mary Skinner, Clovis, two sister, Monse Anchondo, Elodia Arias both of Mexico, three brothers, Pedro Ortegas, Jose Morales and Cheto Morales all of Mexico.
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CONNELLEY
Cordelia Conneley, 33. Grahamís Mortuary Chapel. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. First Baptist Church. She lived with her grandmother, Cordelia Connelley and uncle, Jim Connelley the past 14 years. Survivors: brother, Frank, Lakewood, CA., uncle Hoy, Las Cruces.
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FERGUSON
Silver City - Pauline Elizabeth Ferguson, 66. Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Survivor: brother, James C. Ferguson of Palo Alto, CA.
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May 15, 1986

ERICKSON
Julia E. Erickson, 58 of Las Cruces. Grahamís Mortuary. Survivors: husband, T. Andre, brother, Jerry Sranek of Brookfield, ILL.
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GARDNER
Wilbur I. Gardner, 76 of Las Cruces. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Eleanor, daughters, Karen Corral of Mesquite, Kat Gardner of Vado and Janet Ames of WA., two brothers, Jim and Ray of WA., sister Gloria Nobel of Santa Rosa, CA.
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TROBOUGH
T or C - Margaret Teresa Trobough, 87. Presbyterian Church. Survived by five grandchildren and 13 g-grandchildren, all of AZ. French Mortuary Chapel. Burial at Hot Springs Cemetery.
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BOWMAN
Robert R. Bowman, 64 died in El Paso, TX. Born in Berino. Survivors: wife, Eileen of Anthony, two daughters, Roberta Lopez, Las Cruces, Vicki Branscum of Phoeniz, AZ, one son, Carl of Houston, two sisters, Edra Edmonds of Anthony, NM, Fay Whitfield Kindt of Las Cruces, one brother, Charles of Berino. Anthony Cemetery. Harding-Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home in El Paso, TX.
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May 16, 1986

BUELL
Hamilton Buell, 78, Anthony. Grahamís Mortuary Chapel. Survivors: wife, Anna, daughter, Nedra Haddox of Anthony, son, Hamilton.
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HUTCHINS
Silver City - John Maurice Hutchins, 83. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. with Masonic rites. Survivors: wife, Fern Lynch Hutchins, son John Jr., daughter Marilyn French all of Silver City, sister, Blanch Hones of Kansas City MO. Preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie.
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COBB
Silver City - Joe Cobb, 74. Survived, wife, Helen. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.
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HOTCHKISS
Silver City - Joe Rufus Hotchkiss, 77. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Member of Jehovahís Witnesses. Survivors: wife, Rita, daughter, Joan Strachanowski of Las Vegas, NM, two sons, rob and Mark, both of Silver City.
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MARQUEZ
Silver City - Ramon B. Marquez, 81. Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Died at Ft. Bayard. Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors: two daughters, Adelina Gomez of Aurora, CO, Mary Lou TORRES of Albuquerque.
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May 18, 1986

MC LAUGHLIN
Silver City - Lula Mc Laughlin, 85, died at Ft. Bayard. Wheeler Funeral Home.
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May 19, 1986

SMITH
Jeff A. Smith, 17 of Las Cruces. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors: parents, Stan and Sonya Smith, sister, Stacey Smith of Las Cruces; paternal grandparents, Fred and Mattie Smith of Tupelo, Miss., maternal grandparents, Clyde and Norman Hooker of Rocky Mount, NC.
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BROOKS
Deming - Andrew Brooks, 97, died in Silver City. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Odessa, three sons. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home.
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SCALES
Deming - Samuel Scales, 80. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home. burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Irene, son, Samuel Jr., of TX, daughter, Wille Mae Scales of North Little Rock, brother, Webber of Wichita, KS, sister, Ulyus Stouts of Little Rock.
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COOK
Deming - Lorene Mae Cook, 74. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Home. Survivors: son, Kenith of Houston, three sisters, Era Flowers of Jones, OK, Mildred Teeples of Meeker, OK, Nola Saussmann of northern CA.
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ORTEGA
Alamogordo - Fabian A. Ortega, 18. Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Died in Albuquerque. burial at Alamogordo Catholic Cemetery. Survivors: parents, Juan and Maria Ortega, three brothers, Samuel, Juan Jr. both of Alamogordo, Vicente of Tallahassee, FL. two sisters, Ramona Ortega of Alamogordo, Silvia Garcia of Honolulu, maternal grandmother, Felis Salazar of Strawen, TX.
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May 20, 1986

ACOSTA
Felipe M. Acosta, 84 of Anthony. St. Anthonyís Catholic Church. burial at St. Anthonyís Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Marcela, son, Mariano, three brother, Jesus, of Anthony, Jose of Berino, Alfredo of Deming. Getz Funeral Home.
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APPELZOLLER
Carmen Appelzoller, 85 of La Mesa. Getz Funeral Home. San Jose Catholic Church. Burial at San Jose Catholic Cemetery. Survivors: three sons, David of Las Vegas, NV, Fred of La Mesa, Ismael of Baldwin Park, CA., one daughter, Manuela Montes of La Mesa, brother, Alberto Rivera of Las Cruces, sister, Francisca Alvidrez of El Paso.
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SEILER
George Mathew Seiler, 74 died at Ft. Bayard. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Survivors: two sisters, Alice Gwyn of Silver City, Patricia Pratt of Ventura, CA., brother, Andrew J. of El Paso, TX.
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VENCILL
Silver City - Genevieve Vencill, 82. Survivors: sister, Patricia Vencill Williams of Ashville, brother, Wm. H. of Yearington, NV Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.
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May 21, 1986

TALAMANTES
Louisa Talamantes, 59 of La Mesa. Getz Funeral Home.
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YANEZ
Hatch - Santos Yanez, 46. Getz Funeral Home.
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NIX
Silver City - Whitney Erin Nix, 2, daughter of Ernest and Lisa Nix. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial at Memorial Lane Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home.
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MC PROUD
Alamogordo - J. Robert Mc Proud, 77. Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Survivors: wife, Mary, daughter, Betty Murphy of Alamogordo, brother, Carl of OK, sister, Ruth White of OK.
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May 23, 1986

FIELD
Ellen Louis Feidl, 71. Born Feb 22, 1915 in Mesilla Park, to Hiram and Ethel Mc Dowell. Grahamís Mortuary. Survivors: husband, James, son, William of Austin, three sisters, Mildred Hogue of Clarkston, WA, Doris Reed of Bakersfield, CA., Ruby Welch of El Cajon, CA.
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BARRIOS
Louisa Barrios, 59 of La Mesa. San Jose Catholic Church. Burial at San Jose Cemetery in La Mesa. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors: two sons, Juan of CA., Lorenzo of La Mesa, two daughters, Frances Hernandez of La Mesa, Irene Quiroga of Chamberino, sister, Petra Lopez of Sierra Vista, AZ.
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SHAW
Kerrie L. Shaw, 19, died in El Paso. Burial at Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces. Survivors: parents, Harold and Shirley Shaw of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, sister, Kellie Bolin of Abilene, maternal grandmother, Mary Jones of Alamogordo, paternal grandmother, Bonnie Shaw of Alamogordo. Getz Funeral Home.
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CUMMINGS
Sidney George Cummings of Las Cruces, 76. Body was sent to Montpelier, VT for burial. Survived by a son, Halleck Cummings of Montpelier. Grahamís Funeral Home.
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MC LEHANEY
Silver City - James D. McLehaney, 87 died at Ft. Bayard. Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Arenas Valley Community Church. Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Dixie Cody McLehaney, two sons, James D. of Bakersfield, CA., Thomas R. of Chesterfield, VA, sister, Clara Shetley of Clinton, AK.
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MOLSBERRY
Deming - Barbara Molsberry, 62. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Burial at Greenwood Memorial Park , San Diego, CA. Survivors: husband, Blackie, daughter Elaine Martin of El Cajon, Ca., sister, Margaret Roddick of Bakersfield, CA.
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May 26, 1986

LOPEZ
Silver City - Catarino P. Lopez, 86. Survivors: three daughters, Dee Garcia, Rosa Elias, both of Silver City, Ruby Aragon of Phoenix, fours sons, Catarino Jr. of Silver City, Johnny Lopez of Phoenix, Alphonso Ybarra, of Silver City and Tommy Ybarra, of Lordsburg. Wheeler Chapel. Burial at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City.
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May 26, 1986

HIGNIGHT
James E. Hignight, 39. Grahamís Mortuary Chapel. Drowned at Caballo Lake. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors: wife, Linda, daughter, Stacy Lynn, two sons, Donald Ray and Michael Paul, mother, Joy Highnight of Las Cruces, two brothers, Wm. E. and Randy M. both of Las Cruces, sister, Margaret Earline Munsey of Deming.
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MENDEZ
Jimmy Mendez, 75 of Derry. Getz Funeral Home.
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LUNA
Hagerman - Eldio "Larry" Luna Jr., 21. St. Catherineís Catholic Church. Drowned at Rio Grande near Fairacres. Burial at Hagerman Cemetery. Ballard Funeral Home. Survivors: father Larry Sr. of Carlsbad, mother, Patricia Grado of Hagerman, four brothers, Steve, James, both of Hagerman, Miguel and Lonnie both of Carlsbad, four sisters, Teresa Porras of Artesia, Angela Grado and Ellie Grado, both of Carlsbad, maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Trujillo of Hagerman. paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Danield Luna of Roswell.
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May 27, 1986

KUYKENDALL
P. R. Kuykendall, of Fairacres. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors: wife, Robbie, two daughters, Candy Jones, Ann both of Las Cruces, two sons, Walter of Las Cruces, Randy of Santa Fe, sister, Ermadell Boykin, Las Cruces.
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MENDEZ
Jimmie S. Mendez of Garfield. Burial at Garfield Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Eloisa, step-son, Elmer Perrault of T or C, step-daughter, Olga Madrid of N. Hollywood, Ca. San Isidro Church. Getz Funeral Home.
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WALDROP
Deming - Charlie E. Waldrop, 83. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Died in Denton, TX. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Edith, four sons, Bob of Hachita, Delton of Hagerman, Charlie of Hurley, Thomas of Susanville, CA., daughter, Thelma Lee Minach of Deming, three brothers, Cecil, of Hobbs, Jess of OR, Melvin of Spanaway, WA, two sisters, Annie Corley of Decatur, TX., Nellie Stark of Ft. Worth.
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SIMPSON
Deming - Wm. Burton Simpson, 75. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Survived by his wife, Mabel.
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May 28, 1986

MAC LAUGHLIN
Tracy " Bud" MacLaughlin, 17. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors: mother, Betty C. of Las Cruces, father, Fred T. of Phoenix, sister, Kari, maternal grandmother, Dorothy Zwilling of Andersonville, GA, paternal grandmother, Gertrude Maclaughlin of Orlando, FL.
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RENIO
Irene Renio, 58, former Las Cruces resident died in Honolulu. Survived by her husband, Larry of Honolulu and 11 children, two sons, Ed and Tony in Las Cruces.
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PINA
Hatch - Leonard C. Pina Jr., 31. Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church in Hatch. Burial at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Hatch. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors: parents, Leonardo and Erlinda, of Hatch, brother, Danny of Las Cruces, two sister, Alive Trujillo, Las Cruces, Estella Mendoza, Hatch, paternal grandmother, Maria Pina, Hatch.
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MARTINEZ
Silver City - Seferino G. Martinez, 75. Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Burial at Silver City Catholic Cemetery. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors: four sisters, Bonifacia Castanon, Silver City, Elvira Gonzales, Concha Vasquez, both of Salinas, CA., brother, Isaias, Salinas, CA.
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May 29, 1986

THORPE
Pearle F. Thorpe, 100 member of Pioneer Mesilla Valley Family. St. Paulís United Methodist Church. Died in Topeka, KS. Entombment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Grahamsí Mortuary. Born March 2, 1886 in La Porte City, Iowa to Frank and Harriet Elwell. Survivors: son Martin of Las Cruces, daughter, Evelyn Lawson of Topeka, KS.
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FERGUSON
Katie E. Ferguson, 78. Grahamís Mortuary. Survivors: five daughters, Marty Ataway, Murray Lock and Mary Ellen Dickerson, all of Las Cruces. Louise Thorn of Arnett, OK, Peggy Hollingsworth of Coal Hill, AK. Preceded in death, son Richard, daughter, Bobby Rutland.
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VARGAS
Joe J. Vargas, 48 of Las Cruces. Getz Funeral Home.
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CULAK
Deming - Marie P. Culak, 74. Holy Family Catholic Church. Died in Bloomfield. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Bacaís Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Survivors: two sons, Jerry of Albuquerque, Richard of Bloomfield, three sisters, Frances Dieterick, Helen Coltart and Eileen LoCiero, all of Michigan.
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May 30, 1986

LOVE
Oleene Love, 66. Getz Funeral Home.
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BUORGE
Irvin L. Bourge, 53. Getz Funeral Home.*

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