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Eakin: Garland D. Eakin, 70, a Cliff resident, died Friday in Albuquerque. He was born May 22, 1922, in Silver City, the oldest son of Lum H. Eakin and Viola Shelley Eakin. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a. m. at Mountain View Assembly of God Church in Cliff with the Rev. Tom Carver officiating. He is survived by two sisters, Elta Gwyn Eakin Anderson of Woods Cross, Utah, and Floritta Eakin Allred of San Lius Obispo, Calif; and a brother, Jolye D. Eakin of Belen.

Eakin: Mary Francis Eakin, 60, of Cliff entered eternal rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Dalhart, Okla., to Edward L. and Christina Salge Shirley. She moved to Cliff from Belen two years ago along with her husband of 42 years, Jolye D. Eakin. She was a bookkeeper and a member ofthe Cliff Community Christian Fellowship. She is survived by her husband, Jolye D. Eakin of the home; her sons, Darrell Eakin and his wife, Julie, of Belen, and Ronnie Eakin and his wife, Virginia Arline, of Mansfield, Texas; her daughters, Lynnola Donnel of Cliff and Billy Donnel of Silver City; and her grandchildren, Ronnie and Donnie Donnel, and Mari Lee, Joshua, Christopher, Jessica, Lea, Amy and Kadie Eakin. She is also survived by her father, Edward L. Shirley of Delhart, Texas; her mother, Martha C. Slage of Cedar City, Utah; her three brothers, Lewis Wyne Shirley of Georgia, Clifford Kirkham of Ohio and Jerry Kirkham of Arizona;and two sisters, Jackie Davis of Cedar City and Glenda Jay Whitehurst of Delhart. She was preceded in death by her son, Doug Eakin. At the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p. m. today at the First Baptist Church of Silver City with Pastor Tom Carver officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

Eakin: Mrs. Viola Idabelle Shelley Eakin, 75, died Friday evening, November 3, at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Eakin was born at Cliff, June 17, 1903, the daughter of Tom and Hattie Shelley. She was married in 1921 to Lum H. Eakin who preceded herin death in 1967. The deceased lived most of her life in Cliff and Socorro and for the past ten years lived at Cliff. She was residing in Socorro in 1968 at the time of the Big Flood there. She was a member of the Cliff Presbyterian Church, Women's Auxiliary of the VFW and American Legion, Home Extension Club, Farm Bureau and the Over Fifty Club. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elta Gwyn Anderson of Woods Cross, Utah, Mrs. Floritta Allred of San Luis Obispo, Calif. two sons, Garland D. Eakin of Cliff, Jolye Eakin of Belen, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Lucy Hooker of Red Rock and a brother, Worthington Shelley of Cliff. Mrs Eakin laid-in-state from 3 p. m. until 6 p. m. yesterday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home and from 1 p. m. until 2 p. m. today at the Cliff Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. today, Thursday, at the Church with Tev. Ralph Hensley officiating Burial will follow in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers will be Mrs. Eakin's grandsons, Coyne Allred, Ronnie L. Eakin, Fred Shelley Anderson, Arden Allred, Randy Eakin and Billy Donnel. Among those from out of town who were here for the services are Randy Eakin, Dallas, Darlene Kulseth and children, Lum Ella Land and children, Olympia, Wash. Coyne Allred, San Luis Obispo, Joy Wideuf, Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and Fred Shelley Anderson, Woods Cross, Utah.

Sam Eakin Sr, 71, a forrner pioneer rancher of Grant County of the Upper Gila area, died last Thursday In a Mesa, Arizona, hospital of injuries received in a traffic accident. In recent years he had resided in Arizona. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Burley Eakin of Mesa; two sons, William C. Eakin, Apache Junction and Sam Eakin, Jr., Morenci; daughter, Mrs. Stalls Ripley, Morrison, Okla.; two brothers, Lum Eakin, Socorro and Champ Eakin, Apache Junction, Arizona. Graveside burial services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. in the Oils Mesa cemetery. The committal rites were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Ford, of the First Methodist Church. Burial was under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.
Eakins; Euene Gilbert Eakins, 66, resident of Columbus died at the Veterans Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born May 13, 1918 in Eddyville, Iowa and was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been a farmer prior to his retirement and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Oskaloosa, Iowa and the Disabled American Veterans. In November of 1976 he moved to Columbus and belonged to the American Legion Post No. 1916 there. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jerrold Lawson, Pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplin David Strain conducting the graveside service. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Eakins of the home: five sons, Everett E. Eakins, Hahira, Geo., Jack Lee Eakins, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Steven H. Eakins, Grinell, Iowa, Michael H. Eakins, Grinnell, Iowa, Douglas G. Eakins, Columbus: one daughter, Linda Lou Alderman, Ridgeland, SC: two brothers, Hershall Eakins, Ogden, Utah and Ralph Eakins, Eddyville, Iowa: eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Charles G. Eakins preceded him in death in 1957. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

EARNEY: Sallye Kelly Earncy, 80, of Las Cruces, formerly of Lordsburg, was born July 8, 1916, In Hardeman County, Tenn. and passed away Friday at Las Cruces Nursing Center. She married William Lincoln Barney on July 6, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1965. They lived in Tennessee until 1955 when they moved their family to Lordsburg. Mrs. Barney taught second grade in the Lordsburg Public Schools until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma1 She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lords-burg and was actively involved in th~ Lordsburg/Hidalgo County Senior Citizens Center, New Mex ico Retired Teachers, American Association of Retired Persons and many local organizations, having served on several executive boards, She is survived by her son, George Thomas Earney Sr., and his wife, LaVon, of San Jose, Calif. her daughter, Nancy Fairchild, and her husband, Les, of Las Cruces; and two stepsons, William L. Barney Jr. of Jackson, Tenn., and Jerry Barney of Louisville, Ky., and their wives and children. She also leaves four grandchildren, George Thomas Barney Jr. of San Andreas, Calif., Shanaja Earney of San Leandro, Calif., Kelley Powless and her husband, Jeffrey, of Decatur, Mich., and Kimberly Fairchild of Shelby Township, Mich.; and one great-granddaughter, Melissa Earney of San Andreas. She is also survived by a brother, George M. Kelley. and his wife, Ann, of Bolivar, Term,, and his chi1dr~n and their families, At Mrs. Earney's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church, Third and High streets in Lordsburg, with Pastor Kevin Phillips officiating. Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral.

EAST: Christine Yvonne Csako East, 89, of San Antonio, Texas, died Oct. 14. She was 5orn Dec. 24, 1908, near Corsciana, Texas, and graduated from high school in Ennis, Texas. She graduated from Mary 1-lardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas, in 1931, and did graduate work at several institutions. She was a county home demonstration agent in Texas. She married Alton M. East in 1938 and they ranched in New Mexico for many years. She taught school for 28 years, and was president of the Glenwood Woman's Club for three years. She was a member of the Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women's Organization, MacDowell Music Club, and Beta Sigma Phi (of which she was president for two years and director for 10 years). She served on the Kendall County Child Welfare Board and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Boerne, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; tour brothers, Will, Joe, John and Frank Nagy; and two sisters, Mary Avant and Annie Adams. She is survived by brother, Louis Nagy; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Las Cruces. for Ben EastIy former well-known Silver City resident who Died Saturday at the veteran's administration hospitalin Albuquerque. The deceased was a veteran of World War I He came to Silver Citya health seeker and became affiliated with various business interests. lie was a member of AF I. & AM Lodge No. 8. After 1eaving Silver City he resided in Las Cruces. Survivors are his widow and two children.

EASTERWOOD: Elizabeth P. Easterwood, died Thursday afternoon in Silver City. Mrs. Easter-wood was born in Texas and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by two step-daughters, Esther Ferrell of Bayard and Pricilla Chaires of Las Cruces; two stepsons-in-law. Joe Ferrell of Bayard and Armondo Chaires of Las Cruces; ten step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a. m: Monday to Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Tomas Perci officiating. Pallbearers will he Mark Medina, Joe Ferrell, Flemente Leyba, Sal Iturralde, Robert Iturralde, Norman Arrelano and Abel Misquez. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Dome of Silver City.

Easterwood; Alice (Licha) Fisher Easterwood, 58, died Monday evening at her residence in Silver City and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church and had been employed at the Western New Mexico University cafeteria for 14 years. Mrs. Easterwood is survived by two daughters, Esther Ferrell of Bayard and Priscilla Chaires of Las Cruces; three sisters, Evelyn Arellano, Sadie Ituralde and Eva Alvarado all of Silver City; two brothers, Benjamin Fisher of San Francisco, Calif. and Robert Lee Fisher of Riverside, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Edward Easterwood III in 1980 and two daughters, Margie Rodriguez in 1968 and Gloria Fisher at one year old. Rosary recitation was held Jan. 11 and Mass of the Resurrection was held Jan. 12. Both services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Armando Chaires Jr., Mark Medina, Norman Arellano, George Arellano, Robert Ituralde and Salvador Ituralde. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Easterwood: Edwin "Gene" Easterwood Jr. 59, died Sept. 3 in Hurley. Mr. Easterwood was born July 31 in Lubbock, Texas. He was the son of Eugene E. and Ela Proser Easterwood and resided in Grant County. Mr. Easterwood spent two years in the Navy during World War II and is a veteran of foreign wars. He attended three semesters at New Mexico Western College and 250 hours of machinist courses at New Mexico State Teachers College. He is survived by his mother, Ela P. Easterwood of Hurley; two step-daughters, Esther Farell of Bayard and Pricilla Chaiers of Dona Ana, N. M.; ten step-grandchildren and four great step-children. Mr. Easterwood was preceded in death by his son, Edward Easterwood in 1979. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of the Rev. Johnathon Foster of the First United Methodist Church of Bayard. Silver City American Legion, Allingham-Golding Post No. 18, conducted military services at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Oscar Bates, Delbert Harbor, Howard Miller, Julio Polanco, Manuel Leyba and Don Oliver. Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Jack Frost, Howard Greenwood and Rito Rodriguez. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Graveside services were conducted this past week by the Rev. James Wayes at the Methodist church in Memory Lane cemetery for Frank William Eaton, 62, who' died at Hillcrest Hospital. He was a native of Silver City and had lived here all of his life. Survivors of the deceased include four brothers, Theodore, Joseph, and Henery Eaton, all of Sliver City, and Merle Eaton of 'Washington, D. C.; and four sisters, Mrs Benton Fisher Dottie Eaton, Mrs Isabelle Eaton, all of Silver city and Mrs Helen Molyneux of Pueblo Co.

Jesse Harold Eaton, 75, of Gila Wednesday, March 30 in Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1907 in Cleveland, the son of Thomas, and Anna 'Carolina Mau Eaton, and had resided in the,'Gila area since 1946. Eaton was employed as a power plant operator for Kennecott for over 12 years retiring in 1966. He attended the Trinity. Presbyterian Church in Gila, was a member of the Tyrone 'Masonic Lodge. No. 52, was a veteran of World War 11, U. S. Navy. Mr. Eaton is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Marques Eaton, of Gila: one son. Robert Eaton,' of Salt Lake City, two grandchildren, Heidi Vail Eaton and Joshua Ladd Eaton of Salt Lake City: one brother, Neal Eaton, of Cleveland, services were held at 2pm on Friday, April 1 in the Trinity Presbyterian church in Gila under the direction of the Rev. David Gable, Graveside services followed in the Gila-Mesa Cemetery under the direction of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge. Serving as active pallbearers were Vernon Shelley,' Robert Shelley; Marijildo Placencia, Jerry Woodrow, Fred Little, Sieve Villarreal. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Hathorn, JB. Horn, Carl Rice, Fred Foster~ Orville Little, Keith Vanlaningham, Chester Williams, George Jackson 'and Frank Drummond. The family requests that friends who wish can contribute to the fort Bayard Medical center. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

Larry Eaton, 25, son of Mr and Mrs Tom Eaton died in Las Vegas Monday. The family attended funeral services in Las Vegas Tuesday.
Mrs Clara Eaton,65,a retired registered nurse, of Silver City, died Saturday evening in Hillcrest General Hospital. She wasa widow of George B Eaton and had resided in Grant County for the past 34 years. Mrs. Eaton was a member of the local Registered Nurses Association a member of St. Vincent Guild; and a member of the National Retired Civil Service Employees Association. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Marsh of Silver City; two grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Dechant of 'Denver, Colo., and Joseph Dechant of,Hays, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Kaberlein and Mrs. Pauline Hass, of Hays, Kan. Rosary was said at 7:30 p. m. in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary and the funeral Mass was at 10 a. m., Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. James Milano officipting. Burial' was in the Masonic cemetery.

Eaton: Arthur Joseph Eaton, 66, died Sun., Oct. 5, at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Eaton was lifelong resident of Silver City and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by four sisters, Isabel Eaton, Dottie Eaton, Mrs. Mary Fisher, all of Silver City, Mrs. Helen Molyneux of Pueblo, Colo., and a brother, Merle Eaton of Indianhead, Md. Rosary recitation was at 8 p. m., Wed. Oct. 11 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 9:30 a. m., Thurs. Oct. 12 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Eusevio Abeyta, Ramon Garcia, Jim Gonzalez, Edward Holguin, John Flores and Adolpho Zapata.

EATON: Dottie Eaton, 77, a lifelong resident of Silver City passed away Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was, born Dec. 23, 1916, to William and Ida May (Potter) Eaton in Silver City. She is survived by a sister, Helen Molynoux of Pueblo, Colo., and four nieces. Visitation will begin at 10 a. m. Thursday in the Curtis Bright Funeral Home chapel. A graveside Service will follow at 2p. m. Thursday at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Claude Perheajth officiating. Family members selected Curtis. Bright Funeral Home to serve them.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Bert C. Eaves, 86, a longtime resident of Bayard. The service was conducted by t h e 'Rev. B. J. Foster, pastor of the Bayard Baptist Church. Interment was made in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include a,daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hunter, Bayard; a son, Alva L. Eaves, Deming; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lawson Eaves, Arkansas, Tom and Ralph Eaves, of Texas; and' a sister, Mrs, Claud Gray, Marlow, Okla:

EAVES: Carrie H. Eaves 78, of Silver City passed away Wednesday at her residence. Graveside funeral services were Conducted this morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Eaves' son-in-law, Pat Middlebrook, officiated at the service. Mrs. Eaves was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Carlisle, Ky. She was the daughter of Edward Howard and Callie Mynear Howard. She was the widow of Raymond C. Eaves. She is survived by three children, a daughter, Bonnie Lerman of Silver City, and two Sons, Gary Hall of San Diego, and Denver Hall of Covington, Ky. She is also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations to'the Gila Regional Hospice, 2596 N. Silver St., Silver City, NM 88061. Bright Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements.

Eaves: Raymond C. Eaves, 71, of Silver City, passed away at his home Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Howard Eaves; four sons, William and Dennis Eaves and Denver Hall of Kentucky, and Gary Hall of Silver City; two daughters, Linda Moore of Kentucky and Bonnie Lerma of Silver City; and two sisters, Eileen Wright and Anna Bethel, both of Kentucky. Viewing was held this morning in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Ebbley; Mrs. Dorothy L. Ebbley died at her home near Reserve, NM, on February 8, 1984. She was born April 10, 1904. Mrs. Ebbley is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Corley Ross Watson of Gunnison, CO, one son, Dr. Frank R. Ross of Safford, AZ and one brother, Mr. Paul Chapin Skeels; seven grandchildren and ten great grandsons. Graveside services were held at the Memorial Center of the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery at 3:00 P. M. Friday afternoon, February 10, 1984, with Chaplain David Strain in charge of services. The American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 will officiate with full military honors and will act as pallbearers. Instead of flowers you may contribute to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Ebeling: Gussie G. Ebeling, 75, died Thursday in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Ebeling was born in Texas and had been a resident of Central for nine years, where she was a member of the Women's Missionary Union and the First Baptist Church of Bayard. She is survived by her daughter, Jessie Higgins of Central, two brothers, Claude Harris of Goldthwaite, Texas, Leon Harris of Lake Victor, Texas, one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Bill Miller officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Milford Parker, Tom Williams, Elzie Avent, Manuel Gutierrez, Charles Evins and John Rader. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Greenwood, J. J. Cook and James Lett.

Mrs. Thomas Eby, 67, a lifetime resident of Grant County. died Tuesday in El Paso. Survivors include two sons,, Leedro Eby of Faywood and R Eby of Faywood: one daughter Mrs. Ruth Martin, Santa Rita: two grandsons, James arid Thomas Martin; four brothers, J. S. Mitchel, Mimbre's, Cap Mitchel, San Lorenzo, Frank Mitchel, Globe, Ariz., a˝d William Mitchel. California: five sisters; Mrs. G. A. Johnson. Arenas Valley, Mrs. Mary Eddleman. Bayard, 0. J. Dougan. Santa Rita, Mrs. R. H Moore, Hurley and Carrie Dodson, Bayard. Funeral services will be held today at the Mahoney Mortuary in Deming today at 2 p. m. Pallbearers include Horace Brown, Bill Graham, George Barrows, Grover McSherry, Manuel Carillo and Martel Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R. E. Watts, Dr. Charles Margulies, J. E. Upton, Lonnie Morrison, and James

Eby: One of the venerable pioneers of Grant County, Sim Eby, 91 retired rancher of the Mimbres, died the past week in Gardenia, Calif. He was the oldest member of the Eby family of several generations. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Mahoney Mortuary in Deming, followed by mass this morning at Dwyer, where burial took place. Surviving are three sister, Mrs. Jake Mitchell, Bayard; Mrs. Clara Wasson, Las Cruces and Mrs. Janie Chavez, Gardenia, Calif., and nieces and nephews, including Ledro and Rex Eby, Dwyer and Mrs. Ruth Martin, Santa Rita.

ECHIRIBEL: Leopold M Echiribel, 55, of Santa Clara, a former resident of Venice, Calif., passed away at Gila Regional Medical Center on Monday. The vigil service will be held this evening at 7 at Bright Funeral Home with the Santa Clara Rosary Group officiating. Mass of resurrection will he celebrated at the Santa Clara Roman Catholic Community Church on Thursday at 9 a. m. with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. Internment will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Echiribel was born in Douglas, Ariz., on Oct. 28, 1941. He was the son of the late Francisco R. Echiribel and isabel Martinez Echiribel. He is survived by two daughters, Denicia Echiribel and Melissa Echiribel of Venice; four sisters, Martha Cuhen of Santa Clara, Dora Bencomo and husband, Joseph, of Venice, Delores Hardy of Tempe, Ariz., and Christina Valdez of Douglas, Ariz.; five brothers, Sal Echiribel and wife, Rosa, of Douglas, Francisco Echiribel of Tempe, Martin Echiribel of Culver City, Calif., Rito Echiribel and wife, Alice, of Oxnard, Calif, and Tony Echiribel and wife, Ramona, of Oxnard; one aunt, Manuela Martinez of Tucson, Ariz.; his former wife, Gloria Escarrega; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Miguel 'Mickey" Fichiribel, in 1969, and one sister, Julia Talavera, in 1977. Mr. Echiribel served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a civil service employee for 16 years after he was discharged from the Army. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Eckard: E. William Eckard, 69, of Silver City, died Wednesday at William Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He was a retired Navy lieutenant junior grade. He is survived by his wife, Jean Eckard. Private services and cremation are pending in El Paso.

ECKER: Hetty Poole Ecker, 93, passed away Monday in Silver City. She had been a resident of Cliff for a year and a half. She had been a school teacher for most of her life. She is survived by two great-nieces Edith Allison of Cliff, and Jana Boley of Bosque Farms; a great-nephew, Daniel P. Ecker of Sherman, Texas; four great-great-nieces Naomi Allison of Cliff, Laura Foley of Bosque Farms, Jennifer Foley of Bosque Farms, and I leather Ecker of Sherman, Texas; and three Great-great-nephews Elms Allison of Cliff, Jeremiah Allison of Cliff, and Justin Foley of Bosque Farms. Graveside services were to be held at the Cliff/Gila Mesa Cemetery today at 4 p. n. with the Rev.
Grover C. Eckert, a former resident of Pinos Altos, and who for many years lived at Hurley, died of a heart attack Sunday while enroute to Lordsburg, his home since retirement, as a longtime employee of Chino Mines. With Mrs. Eckert, he had been on a weekend visit to Pinos Altos. On the drive to Lordsburg, the Eckerts stopped at White Signal when, without warning he suffered the fatal attack. Mr. Eckert was well known in mining circles in the Silver City area. He spent 14 years in South America with the American Smelting & Refining Co. Funeral services were held today at the Heather Mortuary in Lordsburg, followed by burial in Tucson, with Masonic graveside services. Surviving are his wife, Mabel; a sister, Mrs. Sally Harris, La Jolla, Calif., and a brother, John B. Eckert Santa Rita.

Eckert: Jean Alice Eckert, age 84, died August 15 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by one son, Mr. Vistor L. Graham of Las Cruces, one sister, Mrs. Callie Bell Jones of Trinidad, Colorado and one brother Mr. Gus O. Lewis of Hanover. Three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She had been a long time resident of Grant County. Private graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 20, at 1 p. m. at Memory Lane Cemetery.

Eckert: Funeral services were held last Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Cox Morturay chapel for John B. Eckert, retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. at Santa Rita, who died of a heart attack the day after his 65th birthday and retirement. Mr. Eckert came to Grant County with his parents in 1900. the family settled in Pinos Altos where his father was engaged in mining for many years. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Eckert had lived in the mining area for 57 years where he was from sin, sickness, and death. "well known". Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean Eckert; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. Wilson of Oak Harbor, Wash.; granddaughter, Cecily Wilson; a sister, Mrs. Sally Harris, La Jolla, Calif., all of who attended the last rites, conducted by the Rev. Cled Wimbishof the Hanover Church of Christ. Interment, was in the Silver City cemetery, with Military burial honors by V. F. W. Post 3347 Bayard. Casket bearers were Ralph McDonald, Tom Lottritz, J. L. McCroney, William Schadel, Frank Ramsey, and A. E. Kern Honorary casket bearers were Clyde Ely,. Sr. O. R. Moore, Paul R. Gantz, Wesley Martin, Will Martin, Ed. Martin, Joe KImble and Walter Oglesby.


Eckery: John H. Eckery, 72, suffered a fatal heart attack in Salmon, Idaho last Tuesday. Mr. Eckery was a former resident of Silver City and left here about 13 years ago. He was a native of Morse Bluff, Neb., and was a retired government employee. Survivors include his wife Ruby of Salmon, Idaho; three brothers, Joseph M. of Ogden, Utah, Charles E. of San Diego, Calif.; and a sister in-law, Mrs. Fred Parrish of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 10:30 a. m. Friday, with the interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City officiated.

Robert Morris Eddleman, 19 of Bayard. . died last Friday, March 19, in the Phelps Dodge hospital at Morenci, Ariz. Death resulted from Injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred March 10. near Duncan, Ariz. The accident also cost the life of John "Buttens" Swall, 19, Silver City. Another companion in the wrecked ear, Jack Sherman, is recovering at his home here. Mr. Eddleman attended STC high school, and served with the marines during the war. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary M. Eddleman, and two brothers, M. E. and William Edelman, all of Bayard, and one sister, Mrs. James W, Wilson of Hurley. Funeral services were held last Sunday from Cox Mortuary chapel The Rev. S. Perry, pastor of Bayard Baptist- church, officiated. Burial was In George~ town cemetery. Pallbearers were George Doth son, Jr., Leedro Eby Ray Johnson, 'Vincent Mltchell, Douglas Moore and Gilbert Moore. -

Eddleman: Mary Eddleman, 83, died Saturday, March 24 in Silver City. Mrs. Eddleman was a native of Mimbres and was a life long resident of Grant County. She was a member of the First Baptist CHurch of Bayard and the Past Worthy Matron and life long member of the Georgetown Chapter of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Eddleman is survived by her daughter Mrs. James Wilson of Hurley, two sons, Bill Eddleman of El Paso, Texas, M. E. Eddleman of Worden, Montana,a sister, Mrs. Carrie Dodson of Hurley, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were 2 p. m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Reverend Bill Miller officiating. Burial followed in Georgetown Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Elmo Mitchell, Von Rue Crawford, Herbert Johnson, Jack Stewart, George Dodson and Donald Dodson. The family asks that donations in her name be made to the American Cancer Society.

Eddleman: William R. "Bill" Eddleman, 59, a retried U. S. Customs Pilot and New Mexico State Police officer, died Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. He was born De. 24, 1934, in El Paso to Mose and Mary Mitchell. ...

EDDY: Beulah J. Young Eddy, 92, resident of the Deming area for the last 25 years, died early Tuesday morning at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. She was born July 26,. 1893 in Indian Territory, Okla. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10a. m. at Baca's Chapel Of The Dawn with her son, the Rev. Buford H. Young, officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p. m. Mountain Daylight Time at Sunset Cemetery, Wilcox Ari7. She is survived by four sons, Wilford H. and Jack W. Young of Deming; William Homer Young Jr. and Marvin A. Young, of Silver City; one brother, Arthur M. Horn of El Paso, Texas; one siste1t~, Lydia Bell Clem of Arlington, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and, 7great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Royoral Young, who died in 1981. Pallbearers will be Roy Lee, Gene, Sammy, Lee, Jerry and Paul Young. Remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren will act as honorary bearers. Arrangements are by Baca's Wheeler Funeral chapel, Deming.

Eddy: Johnny Eddy, 70, an Animas resident, died Thursday at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., due to heart failure. He had been fishing, one of the pleasures of life he enjoyed most. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at Valley View Community Church and interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Cotton City. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in El Paso, Texas, and had been a farmer. Mr. Eddy was active, full of life and gave happiness to everyone. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. He farmed in Animas from 1961 until 1976 after moving there from Wilcox, Ariz. After 1976, he ran the Road Forks Tavern until about 2 years ago. Mr. Eddy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Jo Eddy of Animas; a daughter, Jeanette Walter, and her husband, Jim, of Las Cruces; two sons, John Clayton Eddy and his wife, Clara, of Thatcher, Ariz., and Jody Michael Eddy and his wife, Melissa of San Lorenzo; two sisters, Mary Tellez and Stella Garcia, both of El Paso; six grandchildren, Johnny Russell, Jaye, Michael, Leticia, Cory Austin, and Caela; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Don Burton, Harvey Hatch, Johnny Graham, Warren Walter, J. R. Walter and Leon Roark. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

Edgar: Clara L. Edgar, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 18, at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Mrs. Edgar was a native of Texas, and had resided in Silver City for the past four years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret M. Brooks of Escondido, Calif., two sons, Edward E. Edgar of Hindsville, Ark., William J. Edgar of Capitan, N. M., four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Patton of Red Rock, N. M. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 20 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Brooks, Donald Brooks, William Cloudt, Robert Cloudt, Preston Aker and Dean Lee.

Florence E. Edgar, 68, a resident of Central, passed away Wednesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1920, in Marysville, Tenn., and moved to Mew Mexico at age 19. She was employed at the Bayard office of Community Public Service, forerunner of the Texas - New Mexico power Co., for 38 years until her retirement in 1983. She is survived by Joe Edgar of Central; two brothers, T. L. McClure and his wife, Elizabeth, of Danridge, Tenn., and John McClure and his wife, Carolyn, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Meda McMurray and her husband Don, Imogene Davis and her husband Edward, and Jackie Kelly and her husband Steve, all of Marysville; and her aunt, Arabella Massey and her husband Nick of Peoria, Ariz. Memorial services will be announced by the Curtis Bright Funeral Home.
Edington: Susan Virginia Edington,77, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Monday at Homestead Rest Home. She was born June 1, 1915, in Minnesota. She was a member of the Catholic Church, and a retired nurse. A memorial mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10 a. m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Survivors include a niece, Jean Hobbs of Tyrone, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Funeral services were held last Tuesday for Preston Scot Edmisten, infant son of Mr and Mrs. Earl Edmisten, who died early Monday morning The baby is survived by the parents and by two brothers and one sister. Burial was in Silver City cemetery.

Edmonds: Funeral services were held Saturday in Phoenix for a former resident of Silver City, Shapard A. Edmonds, a veteran of World War I and an active worker in the Baptist Church.

Howlet A. Edwards, 67, of Las Cruces, a World War I Navy veteran, died Saturday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Neil Edwards. Funeral services were held Tuesday In the Fort Bayard chapel, followed by burial in the hospital cemetery under direction of the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.

John Brady Edwards, 65, died late Friday evening or early Sunday morning at the Allenrancii ?iiotrth of Pinos Altos. He died of natural causes, according to a coroner's jury verdict in t he office of Judge I Haugland. Mr Edwards had lived in this . area for six years, working on various ranches. . He made his home here in Silver City with a daughter in law Mrs. Eudora Edwards. He is survived by three brothers, Thomas J. of Safford, Az: Charles of Prescot Az., and Alonio of Dunean, OkLa.; and two sisters, Mrs. Thila T. Powell of Cliff and Mrs. Nina Gilispie of Coolidge, Az. the body was shipped to Duncan Az by Cox Mortuary where burial will take place.

Word has been received by Mrs. Fred Newman of the death in Graham, Texas, May 18, of Marvin H. Edwards. Mr. Edwards at one time was on the security police force at Hurley. Mrs. Edwards had a beauty shop in Silver City. Burial was at Graham

EDWARDS: Newton Jack Edwards, 76, of Gienwood passed away at his residence Tuesday. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday a 10 a. m. at Glenwood Park in Glenwood with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Mr. Edwards was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Anthony, Texas. He was the son of Newton Jackson Edwards Sr. and Felicia Carpenter Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a longtime Glen-wood resident, and a rancher and farmer. He served in the U. S. Army as a radar technician in the South Pacific during World War II. He is survived by one son, RonaldJ. Edwards, and his wife, Kelly. of Silver City; and three grandchildren, Robert "B. J. " Edwards, Duslin Edwards and Ashley Edwards. all of Silver City. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by one son, Robert B. Edwards. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Final rites were held Tuesday for Waiter H. Edwards,' 53, who succumbed after a long Illness at the Santa Rita hospital. The Rev. Harold B. Johnson officiated at services held at the Santa Rita Community Church. Internment was at the Silver City cemetery with Cox Mortuary. Edwards was a brakeman with the train service of' Kennecott Copper Corp., at Santa Rita. He is survived by his widow, Ruby D; Edwards; a son, Weldon Edwards of Bayard; a daughter, Mrs. Milton H. Barber, Big Lake, Tex., Curtiss Edwards of Bayard, Earl Edwards of Floydada, Tex., three sisters, Mrs. A. N. Gamble, Lubbock, Tex., Mrs. . 0. R. May, Fioydada, Mrs. W. L. Hollimon of Clayton, Tex.,and three grandchildren
Edwards: C. F. Edwards, 55, of Bayard, employed in the power plant at Hurley of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., died last Thursday in an El Paso hospital. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ivy Edwards; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Portillo and Miss Blanche Edwards; a son, Richard, all of Bayard; and two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Harrison, San Diego and Mrs. Louis McElvain, Victorville, Calif. Funeral services and burial were under the direction of the Martin Mortuary in El Paso.

Edwards: Christine P. Edwards, 65, a resident of Silver City since 1981, passed away this morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending and will be announced. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Edwards: Robert Brian Edwards, 27, a resident of Silver City, passed away early Friday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He is survived by his son, B. J. Edwards of Cliff; his parents, Jack Edwards of Glenwood and Viona Edwards of Silver City, a brother Ronald Edwards and his wife, Kelly, of Silver City; his maternal grandparents, Melvin and Virginia Collier of Deer Park, Wash., and his niece and nephew, Ashley and Dustin Edwards, both of Silver City. He was born Oct. 16, 1962, in Deming. He moved to Glenwood in 1967, where he attended elementary school. He was a 1980 graduate of Reserve High School, and he later attended Western New Mexico University. He was very active in 4-H. He will be missed greatly, especially by his son, B. J. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Presbyterian Church in Glenwood with the Rev. Jake Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Blaine Thacker, Lonnie Spooner, David Rowell, David Pierce, Doug Larsen and Dwayne Larsen. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge.

Egbert: Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 27, in South Park Cemetery in Roswell, for Leona Curry Egbert, 81, of Roswell. She passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Jeffrey A. Symonds, minister of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiated. Mrs. Egbert was born June 23, 1908, in Hagerman, to C. W. Curry and Leona Hebbard Curry. She was married May 19, 1934, in Santa Rita, to Tracy Egbert of Silver City, who preceded her in death in 1937. Her love of teaching was reflected in the lives of numerous students she touched during her 48 years in the Silver City Public School System. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Western New Mexico University in Silver City. She also assisted in organizing the Girl Scouts in Silver City and was a member of Business and Professional Women. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Silver City. After retiring, she moved to Roswell, where she had resided with her sister since 1983. Survivors include a sister, Margaret Parker of Roswell, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Arrangements were handled by Ballard Funeral Home.

J. A. Ehrman pioneer resident of Deming and well known in the area, died Monday in Deming at the age of 80 years. He was born in San Francisco Feb. 9, 1868. Surviving Mr. Ehrman are two sons and two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Freeman of Deming, Mrs. Gertrud Taylor of Kansas City, B. L. ehrman of Lincoln Neb., and J. A. (Tony Jr) of fort Bayard. Funeral services will be held from the Holy Family Catholic church this morning at 10 o'clock. Internment will be in the Deming cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Joe Deckert, Herman Lindauer, Carl Schultz, George Dowdel, Jim Mehas, all of Deming, and E. W. Ellington of El Paso. honorary pallbearers are Gus Eugendorf, Curly Carson, Wm Goll, J. C. Kelly, Henery Meyer, George Chester, and Charles Allen.

Ehrman: John Joseph Anthony Ehrman, 93, of Silver City passed away Friday at Homestead adult center. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Ehrman touched everyone he met with his honesty and goodness. Born July 29, 1900 in Deming, he entered a career in 1920 with the Civil Service as a monitor transport officer working at Fort Bayard until his retirement in 1965. Throughout his career he escorted numerous visiting dignitaries, including Gens. John Joseph Pershing and George C. Marshall, and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. For his outstanding service, he was bestowed the highest honor given to a government employee. After his retirement, Mr. Ehrman moved to El Paso, Texas, to spent time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, the former Ruth Brownfield of Silver City; his sister-in-law, Lucille Brownfiles Wellington of Silver City; two granddaughters, Toni Diane Wetzel and her husband, James of Silver City, and Jennifer Lynn Ehrman of Los Angeles; and five great-grandchildren, Bryn, Shane, Justin, Cody, and Lacey Wetzel, all of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Virgina Ruth Erham Hooker, and a brother, Bert Erham. A truly gentel and loving man, Mr. Ehramn will be greatly missed. Interment of cremains will be hled at a private memorial service in El Paso. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

Eikanger: Andrew John Eikanger, 17, died Thursday in Silver City. He was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church and was a student at Silver High School. He is survived by his mother, Doris Eikanger of Silver City; one sister, Cindy Eikanger of Silver City; one brother, Randy Eikanger of Silver City; one aunt, Shirley Lane McBride of Silver City; his maternal grandfather, Gailord Stiles Sr. of Lebanon, Ind.; and his paternal grandparents, Grace and Paul Eikanger of Punta Gorda, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, John Eikanger, in 1981. Graveside services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday in Memory Lane Cemetery, and memorial services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Weldon W. Cokerand the Rev. Dennis Wagner will officiate at both services. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Lane, Rob Narvaez, Frank Carillo, Pat Carillo, William Bagley, Ray Corral, Chickie Hubble and Curtis Chitwood. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his manygood friends and loved ones. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the University of Arizona Cancer Research Center, P. O. Box 41720, Tucson, Ariz. 85717.

Ekers; Karen Diamond Ekers, 83, of 11631 State Route 5, Ashland, Kentucky, formerly of Lawrence County, died Nov. 27 in King's Daughter's Medical Center in Ashland following a short illness. Mrs. Ekers was born Feb. 8, 1905, in Deep Hole, Ky., a daughter of the late Dewitt and Frances Rice Diamond. Her husband, Roscoe F. Ekers, died in 1968. She was a member of the Green Valley Church in Louisa, Ky. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Vanover of Silver City and Wanda Wallin of Kenova, W. Va.; two sons, Roskoe H. Ekers and Gary Lynn Ekers, both of Ashland; two sisters, Rose Combs of Louisa and Dorothy Jordan of Westwood, Ky.; a brother, Dewitt Diamond of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Nov. 29 in the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Henry "Jake" McCoy. Burial was in the Ekers Cemetetery, Star Route, Louisa.

Carl S. Elayer' 69,' widely known in the Southwest as a mining operator, engineer and executive, and president of the Board of Regents of New Mexico Western College, died last Saturday in Hillcrest General Hospital, following a heart attack. For many years, Mr. Elayer had 'a successful and outstanding career in mining circles, and contributed much to the expansion of the metal mining industry. Also, he was active in Civic affairs and the advancement of education. Under his able leadership as head of the Board of Regents the past several years, Western College greatly increased its facilities by additions of a modern Library building, Science building and 100-men's dormitory; at a combined outlay exceeding $1,000,000. For some years, Mr. Elayer was general - superintendent of the Ground Hog Asarco Unit of the American Smelting & Refining Company at Vanadium and thereatfter over a perlod of several years operated under lease a lead and zinc property at Magdalena. In recent years he had completed large shaft-sinking contracts for the major mining companies in the Silver City District. He was a member of the A. I. M. E. and director of the New Mexico Mining Association. In his civic undertakings Mr. Elayer had served as a member and director of the Silver City' Grant County Chamber of Commerce; was a member of the Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Scotish Rite bodies and affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church. Born in "Salem, Mo., May 12, 1890, Mr. Elayer was a graduate of the Missouri School of Mines and came to the Southwest In 1912. In 1931 he became a resident of Grant County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Felicia Elayer; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Richmond, Mrs. John C. Davis and Mrs. Paul L. Hunter; 10* grandchildren; a brother, H. S. Elayer, Bakersfield, Calif., and an aunt, Mrs. Marie Rixey, Los Angeles. Private funeral services were held at, 10:30 a. m. Monday in the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Garry Kamerling of the First Presbyterian church conducting the rites. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery. Serving-as pallbearers were Dr. Cloyd Miller, Dr. Leon M. Bower, Jr. Charles F. Dienst, Richard R. Davis, Earl Strong and George Anderson.
 

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Elder received word of the death of his mother 'last week in Napa, Calif. . Mrs. Elder had been ill' for a number of years and her death came as a result of a stroke. Mr. 'and Mrs. Elder left for Price and Farm, Utah, to make necessary arrangements for the funeral services which will be held at Farm.

Ralph David Elder, Jr. four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. 'Ralph 'Elder, died Monday in Hillcrest General hospital after a brief illness. Private funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Bishop William Lobstein of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Burial took place et Alma cemetery in Catron County.

Elder: Amel "Abe" Black Elder, 87, died Tuesday in Silver City. Mr. Elder was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Ward, in Silver City. He was the First Branch president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in his home in Hurley, and he later became a member in Silver City. He was a World War I veteran. Mr. Elder was a life member of American Legion Red Metal Post No. 46 in Hurley and helped build the post. He was the last charter member of Post No. 46. He was past department commander of the American Legion. He was a member of 40-8, another group of the American Legion. Mr. Elder was an extremely ambitious, hardworking, dedicated man who always served his fellow man no matter what. Mr. Elder was instrumental in organizing the Boys' and Girls' State programs. He was also instrumental in organizing the Hurley Golf Club and golf course. He was a baseball coach and sponsor. He was a lifelong member of the Utah Fireman's Association. He is survived by his wife, Alberta Elder of Silver City; two daughters, Shirley Lacy of Silver City and Betty Lou Fairchild of Anchorage, Alaska; one son,Ralph David Elder of Yuma, Ariz.; three stepchildren, Verna Rapierof Tempe, Ariz., Majorie Reynolds of Safford, Ariz., and Vernon John Laney of Buckhorn; one sister, Erma Pearl Fowles of Napa, Calif.; 14 step-grandchildren; and 14 great step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rachel Elizabeth Laird Elder, in 1978; by two sons, A. Barney Elder, in 1987, and William B. Elder, in 1935; and by his brother, Joseph F. Elder. Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Monday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Jerry McDonald officiating. Jerry Billings will read the opening prayer and will read a poem, "My Father," by Billings' son, Ralph Elder. 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 Craig Elder, Chris Elder, Robert Elder, VernonLaney Jr., Steve Catanach and Lloyd Lacy. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Chris Silva, Pearl Gigger, Isaac Connell, I. D. Cook, Tom Foy, Dr. Samuel Dye, David Hardt and C. C. Sullivan. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family or to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through Bishop Charles Brown. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Elder: Amel Bernard "Barney" Elder, 6l, of Las Cruces, died Wednesday in Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Mr. Elder was born in Standardville, Utah, to Amel B. Elder and Rachel Elizabeth {Laird} Elder. He attended schools in Magna, Utah, and graduated from Hurley High School in l943. He then served three years in the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Western New Mexico University and taught social studies and coached at the junior high school in Silver City. From l951-57 he was a teacher and athletics coach at Las Cruces High School. In l957 he moved to Aztec where he was an administrator, principal and school superintendent. He Later moved to Gallup where he served as director of personnel for the McKinley County Schools. In 1970 he returned to Las Cruces and began work as a career agent for the Geat American Reserve Insurance Co. He consistently ranked as one of the company's top salesmen and received numerous awards for outstanding sales and customer service. In l985 he was presented with the company's highest award, the Travis T. Wallace Award symbolizing the company's epitomy of excellence. He is the first and only person to receive this high honor. He enjoyed spending time and energy helping with many area high school and college athletic programs. In l985 he was chosen to be the official starter for the state high school track meet. He is survived by his wife, Billie Jim Page Elder of Las Cruces; his sons, Craig of Las Cruces and Chris of El Paso, Texas; his father, Amel B. Elder of Silver City; a brother, Ralph of Yuma, Ariz.; and two sisters, Shirley Lacy of Silver City and Betty Fairchild of Anchorage, Alaska. Services will be held Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Telshore Boulevard in Las Cruces at 3 p. m. Burial and military graveside services will be conducted by the Fort Bliss honor guard at the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces. In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions to the A. Barney Elder Memorial Scholarship in care of the NMSU Foundation Inc., P. O. Box 3590, Las Cruces. N. M. 88003.

Elder: Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Elder, 74, passed away Sunday, May 28, at her residence in Hurley. Mrs. Elder, a native of Eureka, Utah, was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a life time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is survived by her husband, Amel B. Elder of Hurley, two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Lacy of Silver City, Mrs. Betty Lou Fairchild of Gila, and two sons, Barney Elder of Las Cruces, Ralph Elder of Grants, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Survivors also include 4 sisters, Mrs. Pat Richins and Mrs. Etta Hinkins, both of Provo, Utah; Mrs. Florene Gillson of Spring Canyon, Utah, and Mrs. Dorothy Mechem of Springville, Utah, and two brothers, Joseph David Laird of Orem, Utah and Vern Laird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services were at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tuesday, May 30, Bishop Wayne Decker officiated. Interment followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery.

Elder: Ralph David Elder, longtime resident and business man in the Grant County area, died Saturday in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., following heart surgery. He was born in Magna, Utah, on Feb. 14, 1932, and attended Webster Elementary School in that community for four years before his family moved to Hurley. He continued his education there in the Hurley Schools and participated in many of the various band and sports activities. He graduated from Hurley High School with the class of 1950. After joining the U. S. Navy during the Korean conflict he served aboard the USS Greenfish, the USS Caiman and the USS Jalleo. For service during combat he was awarded four service awards including the Submarine Combat Pin for action preparatory to the invasion of Inchun, Korea, which divided the North Korean forces. He was honorably discharged as petty officer second class. Upon his return to the Silver City area he attended Western New Mexico University and graduated in 1958 with a degree in business administration. While pursuing his graduate work in finance, economics and marketing in 1959 he opened the Elder realty Co. office on Broadway St. He was instrumental in the planning and developing of several major housing projects in Silver City including the Elder Addition on the north side of town. During this time he was also named as the first manager of the newly organized branch of of the Deming Federal Savings and Loan Association of Silver City. He married Thelma "Sami" Louise Balke on Jan. 1, 1954, and shared his life with her for nearly 35 years. They had three children, Karren Mae Elder, Ralph David Elder Jr. and Robert Amel Elder. The Elders left the area in 1963 and moved to Mesa, Ariz., where Mr. Elder continued his realty business and obtained his building contractors license. They later moved to Grants where he pursued his contracting business and he became a member of the Building Contractors Association of New Mexico. Severely depressed economic conditions in Grants influenced them to move back to Arizona. They lived in Hyder, Ariz., for several years where he, in addition to his contractors business, was office manager for Hyder Jojoba Inc. before they made their final move to Yuma, Ariz. There he worked as construction superintendent for Jacobson Construction and as construction coordinator at Southwest Lumber Co. Mr. Elder was known everywhere he went for his quick wit, good humor and generous spirit. He spent much of his leisure time composing and compiling poetry which he wrote to express his views of the world around him - "sometimes with humor and dignity and sometimes not". He was preceded in death by his son Ralph D. "Davie" Elder,; his mother Rachael Elizabeth; his brothers William Vearl Elder and Amel Bernard "Barney" Elder; and his father, Amel Black "Abe" Elder. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of Yuma; his son's family, Robert and Eileen Elder and their daughter, Sara; hid daughter's family, Richard and Karren Merrill of Phoenix, Ariz., and their children, Jennifer, Justin, Jason, Joy and Jordon; and two sisters, Shirley Lacey of Silver City and Betty Fairchild of Anchorage, Alaska. His relatives and friends are invited to share their memories with his family at the Eighth Street Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yuma on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1p. m. A graveside Service will be held at the Alma Cemetery at Alma on Thursday, Dec. 29, at1p,m. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity.

Mrs Walter F. Elgin, 51, died at her home, 213 S. Cooper street here, Friday, Dec. 17. Born in Madisonville Ky., she ha. d been a resident of Silver City six years at the time of her death. The body was sent to Los Angeles Saturday by the Cox Mottuary for funeral services and cremation early this week Survwing Mrs. Elgin is her husband, Wafter F. There were no children

ELGIN: Anita W. Elgin, 93, ~ a resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. No Services are pending. Family members Selected Curtjs. 3~ Bright Funeral Home to serve them.
Elias; Rosary services were held last Thursday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Juliana M. Elias,77, life long resident of Silver City. Mass was said at 11 a. m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Fr. Julian Ordonez officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving is a son, Pedro Elias.
Mrs. Pete Acosta of 400 Hudson St. mourns the loss by death of a sister, Mrs. Rosie Elias, 25, formerly of Silver City, who died in San 'Francisco, and a brother William Young, who died in Los Angeles.

Elias: Eduardo Q. Elias, 74, a lifetime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Thursday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 27, 1917. Mr. Elias was a member of the Catholic Church, and was a retired town of Silver City employee. Calling hours are from 3-9 today at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The committal rite will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors being accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Elias of Silver City; three daughters, Gloria Lopez and her husband, Frank, of Silver City, Yolanda Estrada and her husband, Fred of Tyrone, and Natalia Gonzales and her husband, Rudy, of Silver City; three sisters, Lupe Elias, Josefina Maldonado and Erlinda Ramirez, all of Silver City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Frank Lopez, Fred Estrada, Freddy Estrada, Rudy Gonzales, Rudy Gonzales, Jr. and Bill Maldonado. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family, due to a severe financial hardship. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Elias: Lupe Quintanar Elias, 82, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Saturday at her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Silver City to Guillermo and Natalia Quintanar Elias. She was a lifelong member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Silver City. Survivors include her son, Leo E. Majalca, and his wife, Elsie, three granddaughters, Lynette Leyba and her husband, Edward, Sonia Majalca and her fiancÚ, Peter Layba, and Sylina Majalca, and two great grandsons, Patrick Andrew Leyba and Mathew Isiah Leyba, all of Silver City. Also surviving are her two sisters, Josephine Maldonado and her husband, Louis, of Silver City, and Erlinda Ramirez of Silver City; a brother, Guillermo "Willie" Elias of Silver City; two sisters-in-law, Toby Elias of Albuquerque and Rosa Elias of Silver City; and numerous nieces andnephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Edward Joseph Leyba, in 1989, her sisters, Alica and Benita, and her brothers, Felipe, Manuel, Salvador, and Edwardo. Runeral services are pending. Entrusted to the care Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Elias: Manuel Elias, 85, a lifetime Grant County resident, died Saturday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1905, in Silver City and was a retired federal employee and rancher. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-9 p. m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the rosary service will be at 7:30 p. m. with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Concluding services will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate. Survivors include his daughter, Clara Lopez, two brothers, Willie and Lalo Elias, and three sisters, Josie Maldonado, Lupe Elias and Erlinda Ramirez, all of Silver City; two grandaughters, Linda Apodace and Anna Marie Amonitello; and a great-grandson, Michael M. Aragon Jr. Casket bearers will be Reyes Montoya, Robert Sexton Sr., Matthew and Billy Joe Lucero, Billy Maldonado and Trinidad Lucero. Honorary bearers will be ArtMaldonado, Manuel Dominguez, Michael Aragon Jr. and Antonio Apodaca. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Elias, Natalia died today, she was a from a pioneer family. Rosary services were held at 7:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9:30 a. m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with burial following in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are four sons, Manuel, Guillermo, Edward and Salvador; five daughters, Mrs. Elsia Vicor, Mrs. Betty Guquer, Miss Lola Elias, Mrs. Josephine Maldonado and Mrs. Erlanda Ramirez. Also two brothers, Frank and Barney Elias; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Elias: Salvador Quintanar, 64, died Tuesday in Albuquerque. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2:30 p. m. Friday at St. Francis Newman Center. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Onesina of Silver City, three sons, Bill Elias and Samuel Elias, both of Albuquerque and Michael Elias of Las Cruces; three sisters, Lupe Elias, Josephine Maldonado and Linda Ramirz all of Silver City and three brothers, Manuel, Guillermo and Edward Elias, all of Silver City; and three grandchildren. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

ELIOT: Theodore S. Eliot, a doctor of' veterinary medicine, 7 I, of Cloudcroft died Sunday. He. was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Chicago, the son of Theodore and Mignon H. Eliot Sr. He married Frankee Page in 1953. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1956 as a doctor of veterinary medicine. Dr. Eliot had private practices in Alamos, Las Cruces, Silver City and Santa Fe. He was on the Oklahoma State University faculty fo rsix years and taught in Guatemala two of those years with the International Exchange programs In 1966, he served as president of the New Mexico Veterinarians Association. . In 1977, he was part of an evaluation team forthe. World Bank in Ethiopia, and in 1985, he taught at University in St. Kitts, Virgin Islands. He is survived by his wifc, Frankee Eliot the family home; a son, Eliot, a doctor of dental surgery, and his wife, Debra of Edmond, OkIa two daughters, Jennifer Thornburg and her husband David, and Elizabeth White and her husband, Brian, all of Albuquerque; a brother, Warner A. Eliot, and his wife, Amy, of Winston Salem, N. C.; two sisters, Robin Garstkaand her husband, John, of Denver, and Calista Hamil! and her husband, Jake, of Hamilton, Colo.; and 12grandchildren A memorial service will held at 6:30 p. m. Friday at. the Church of the Nazarene, 1601 Hawaii St.,Cloudcroft, with Pastor Stan Yocum officiating. The family suggests that those friends who wish may makememorial contributions to the Amen can Diabetes Association. Service arrangements a under the direction of the Sears Alamogordo Funeral Home.

Enislado Elizalde, 54, a former resident of Grant county died Monday at his home in Deming where he had resided for the past several years. Born in Mexico he came to New Mexico as a child and for many years worked in the mining district. Surviving are his widow, three sons, three daughters, and a sister.

Elizalde: Josepha S. Elizalde, 75, of Deming, died Friday in Las Cruces Memorial General Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Fierro, and had been a Deming resident for the past 34 years. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-7 p. m., and services will follow at 7:30 p. m., both in Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels of Deming. The Rev. Emilio Larlar of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming will officiate at services Wednesday morning at 10. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. She is survived by two sons, Antonio Elizalde of Deming and Miguel Elizalde of Carlsbad; by two daughters, Mary Lou Dominguez and Lupe Villegas, both of Deming; by five sisters, Lucy Maestas and Mary Barela of Albuquerque, Paula Medrano of Central, Elena Herrera of Wyoming and Manuela Chavez of Deming; one brother, Ramon Lopez of Silver City; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ladislado Elizalde; by a son, Manuel Elizalde; and a daughter, Teresa Bravo. Pallbearers will be Ruben Salgado, Frank Barela, Eddie Bravo, Robert Bravo Sr., David Villegas and Joe Dominguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles P. Clegg, Richard M. Dominguez and Israel Renteria, Jr.

Elizalde: Luz Elizalde, 95, of Bayard died this morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Louis J Elkins who was engaged in the ranching business in the Cliff area for the past 31 years died April 27 at his residence near Cliff. A native of Cruz Texas he was 75 at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mathilda 1. Elkins of Cliff, four daughters Mrs. Rita Hays of San Antonio, Tex. . Mrs. Betty Morrow of Silver City, Mrs. Virginia Reed of Cliff, and Mrs. Valera Hollimon of Glenwood, one son, Stanley Elkins of Glenwood, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Survivors also Include two sisters, Mrs. Reese Ward of Ft. Worth, Tex and Mrs. Mildred Baggett of Olney. Tex. and one brother, W. E. Elkins of Ballenger Tex. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel Friday. April 29, with Rev. Harold E. Dykstra officiating with burial following in the Mesa Cemetery inGila. Honorary pallbearers were: Duke Pitts, Jupe Means. Ray Johnson, Jesse Eaton, Tom McCauley, Frank Drummond. George Scheale and Kenneth Hollimon. Serving a active pallbearers were: Frankie Joe Kinman, Tommy Alexander, Rickey Massey, Steven Harper. Vernon Hollimon and Lorin Morrow.

Elliott: James Earl Elliott, 85, a longtime Silver City resident, died Tuesday, March 22, at the Homestead Adult shelter. He was born April 22, 1908, in Cleburne, Texas, and graduated from Breckenridge (Texas) High School in 1924. His graduation was followed by work as a member of survey crew for Roxaba Petroleum Gulf Oil Co., Dupont and the New Mexico Highway Department. He served as sergeant-at-arms at the New Mexico Senate and wrote many speeches for the politicians of the day. On Sept. 1, 1934 he married Ruby Collier and to this marriage were two children born. He served in the U. S Army from 1943 to 1945. His service during World War II was with the 40th Infantry Division, 22nd Field Artillery Battalion. He saw action in Guadalcanal, New Britian, the Philippine Islands, and Korea. From 1945 to 1958, he resided in Raton, where he was a businessman, community leader and newspaper columnist. He and his family moved to Silver City in 1958 and he became editor of the Silver City Daily Press, a position he held for nearly 10 years. In 1966, he became the news director for KSIL Radio and followed as news director for KNFT Radio until he resigned in 1970 to become manager of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce. In 1977, he was elected president of the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce and was awarded a governor's certificate of appreciation for distinguished service. He retired in 1982. Funeral services are set for Tuesday at 10 a. m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Veterans of foreign Wars Post 3347 and Allingham-Golding Post 18. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Elliott, who still resides at the family home on Cottage San Road; a son, Jim, and a daughter, Joyce; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels with cremation at Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

Michael Elliott, 29, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Elliott, La Mesa, California, died November 28 at the Grossman Hospital in La Mesa. Mrs. Elliott is the former Beverly Turner, daughter of Joseph B. Turner and Mrs. John W. Pinkerton of Silver City. Her brother is Tommy Turner, also of Silver City. The deceased was a graduate of Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, California. He was a general engineering contractor in business with his brother Brian Elliott, in the S. M. Elliott Construction Co., in El Cajon. Funeral services were December 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in El Cajon.

Arthur Rex Ellis, 77, retired churn driller, of Silver City, died last Friday. He was well known throughout the community, where he had lived for many years. Surviving are two sisters Mrs. Cordelia Hunter of Deming and Mrs. Viola Hamilton, Silver City, and two brothers, Ruel Ellis, Coleman City, Texas and Roy Ellis, of Cliff. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, Dr. Claude Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

ELLIS: William P. Ellis, 64, of Silver City passed away Tuesday at his home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.
Ellis: Chester K. Ellis, 52, a Lordsburg resident, died Friday at the Veterans' Hospital in Albuquerque. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a. m. until 1 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Lordsburg. The graveside funeral service will begin at 2 p. m. at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Coy Brewer officiating. Military honors will be accorded by a funeral detail from Holloman Air Force Base. He was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Troy, Ala., and served in the U. S. Air Force as an inventory management supervisor. Mr. Ellis served in Vietnam and retired after 20 years of service. He moved to Lordsburg 11 years ago from Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Tina, of the home; a daughter, Marina Roark, and her husband, Wayne, of Animas; two brothers, Gerald Ellis of Montgomery, Ala., and Joel Ellis of Doroville, Ga.; two sisters, Thelma Dowdy of Montgomery and Genevieve Cochran of Marian, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Mark and Heather Roark. He will be missed and loved very much. He is finally at peace. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Crippled Children's Fund. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Ellis: Funeral services for Mrs. James R. Ellis, 58, who died here Saturday, June 18, were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Monday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. David Holt of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Mrs. Ellis, known to all her friends as Dixie Ellis, had lived here for several years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Gretchen Osmer, also of Silver City. The body was sent to Albuquerque for cremation and the ashes will be interred in Greenwood cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.

Ellis: Eugene Leo Ellis, 59, a resident of San Lorenzo, died Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo. He served in the United States Army and retired from the U. S. Forest Service. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Chaplain David Strain officiating. Survivors include a personal friend, Mary Clayton of San Lorenzo; two sons, Steven Ellis of Utah and Matthew Ellis of Carlsbad; two daughters, Janine Feehan of Carlsbad and Cheryl Stallard of California; and eight grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Ellis: Flora Etta Stockman Ellis, 92, died Friday. She was born in the Gila River Valley in Grant County on Oct. 2, 1900, th eldest daughter in the family of William Bonapart Stockman and Dora Ann Nichols. Her parents had migrated into Grant County the previous spring from the Sacramento Mountains near Alamagordo. In the following few years, her family moved to and from Otero County and finally settled in the Gila area where the Gila Bird Sanctuary is now located. She attended the Mangas School for her early schooling. The family moved from the Gila to Cherry Creek south of Tyrone. As the Stockman family grew, she helped her mother care for the younger children, all of whom called her "Sister" or "Sis. " Even to the younger generations in the family she was known as "Aunt Sis. " She worked as a bookkeeper in the family business, a grocery-butcher shop. She married Luther LeRoy Ellis on Nov. 29, 1921, in Tyrone. They lived their entire lives in Grant County, where their four children were born. During the dark days of the Depression, work was hard to find and Mrs. Ellis baked piees to sell to help feed the growing Ellis Family. Flora and Roy Ellis worked at Western New Mexico University, where they operated the cafeteria in the student center. Mrs. Ellis canned fruits and vegetables, and she created sand paintings, winning awards at the Gila county fairs for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, on Sept 2, 1987. She spent her last years at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by her four children, Marvin Leroy Ellis of Silver City, Lillian May Brown of Cliff, Vada Ibera Early and Melvin Wesley Ellis of the Mimbres Valley. She also leaves nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, Five great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Rose Nell Gilmore of Brownsville, Ore., and Dora Rebecca Gilmore of Oakdale, Calif. Graveside services at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City will be held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenny Brown, Bobby Shanks, Jim Ellis, Wes Wolf, Kenny Stockton and Lee Stockman. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

ELLISON: Margaret Virginia Ellison, 80, of Silver City passed away at her residence Wednesday, Feb; 11. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. with Deacon Johnny Perez officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Ellison was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Raton, the daughter of Charles H. Williams and Clara Murphy. She was married to the late Richard Ellison. Mrs. Ellison is survived by one son, Jim Williams, and his wife, Darlene, of Aberdeen, Wash.; a sister, Betty Britton; and a brother, Tom Williams, and his wife, Marian, all of Silver City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her par brother Mrs. Ellison retired. ~ from Chino Mines after 30 years of service. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements

ELLISON: Nellie "Melo" Ellison, 87, a resident of Sil- ver City, entered eternal rest Sunday, Feb. 13, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 21, 1912, and was a longtime resident of Grant County. She is sur- vived by four loving children, many relatives and numerous friends. In her memory, a Mass will be cel- ebrated Friday at 10 in the morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Private interment will be held at a later time. Family members expressed thanks to the special care unit staff at Gila Regional Medical Center for their kindness shown and to Father Mike Lindsay for his spiritual support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society, Grant County, Unit, P. O. Box 1943, Silver City, NM 88062. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive, phone 388-2334, and Baca's Mimbres Crematory of Deming.

Ellison: Lydia Moore Ellison, 95, died Saturday in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Ellison was born in Missouri where she was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Geneva Matthews of Silver City, three sisters, Mrs. Lula Brown of Virden, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ada Awbery of Kirbyville, Missouri, Mrs. Edna Parnell of Wentzville, Missouri, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Branson, Missouri, with Whelchel Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Burial will follow in the Ellison family cemetery in Hollister, Missouri. Local arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Ellison: Richard Roscoe Ellison, 82, of Silver City passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ellison was born July 12, 1910. in Marfa. Texas, to Richard R. and Bulah {Spencer} Ellison. He was a glider pilot and navigator of the U. S. Army/Air Corps, serving in the European Theater during World War II. Mr Ellison was a civil engineer by profession and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was in charge of constructing a railroad for Iron Mines Co. in Venezuela, South America, and later was road master for Chino Mines. He was an authority on early south-western cultures. Mr. Ellison is survived by his wife, Margaret Virginia Ellison of Silver City; a son, Richard Ellison of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Pat Forenberry, of Hext Texas, and Betsy Henrich of Mason, Texas; and a stepson, Jim Williams. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 2 p. m. at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 18. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City on Monday evening from 5 until 7 p. m. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

Word was received here Monday of the death of John Keith Elms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Elms, former residents of this city and now living at 141 Rio Seco, Santa Fe, who passed away January 16th at Las Vegas after an extended illness. Mr. Elms was born June 3. 1937 at Lordsburg and attended grade and high school in Silver City. He graduated from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and also served with the National Guard. He was teaching science in Orlando. Fla., when he was stricken with encephalitis from which he did not recover. Survivors besides his parents Include a sister. Mrs. Betty Rainvifle of Orlando. Fla., 6 nieces and nephews and an uncle. Edward C. Roberts. of Roswell. Funeral services were hell at 10am, January 30 at the Ballard Chapel in Roswell NM, Burial followed in the South Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Polly M. Elms, who passed her 100th birthday April 26 this year, died Sept. 13 in Uvalde, Texas. Mrs. Elms is survived by 59 grandchildren, 136 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-great-grandchildren, a total of 249. Survivors in this area include several grandchildren, Mac Elms and Connie Bonnie, Lordsburg; Elma Hooker, Gila; Dale Croom, Arenas Valley: R. E. Croom, Silver City: Lloyd Huey, Santa Rita and the John Dickinson children, Cliff.

ELWESS: Billie Fay Elwess, 71, of Silver City passed away Friday, Feb. 13, at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson Ariz, following a long illness. She fought a valiant battle before God reached out and gave her rest. She was born in Raton on Nov. 6, 1926, to William Issiah and Anne Fay Keith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Thorn; and two nephews, Lewis and Lines Thom. She served as Tyrone postmistress for 22 years, retiring in 1988. Over the years, she was active in numerous local community and civic organizations, unselfishly giving of her time and talents. She is survived by Bill, her beloved husband of 48 years; her son, Alden, daughter-in-law, Diane, and grandson, Charlie, of Deming; her daughter, Kathleen Cahill, grandson, Devin, and granddaughter, Dara, of Tucson; her nephews, Wayne Thorn of Santa Fe, Keith Thorn of Albuquerque, Charles Thorn of Golden, Cob., and Bill Thorn of Los Alamos; and one niece, Thelma Thorn of Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Elwess was a loving wife and mother who always put her family first. She was a trusted and devoted friend to many. Her unconditional love, steadfast guidance and enduring support will be missed. It broke our heart~ to lose her, but she did not go alone, part of all of us went with her. She is well now, living with God in that place where angels sing and where there is eternal spring. Memorial services celebrating her love of life will be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 2 p. m. in the Silver City Seventh-day Adventist Chapel at 12 Patterson Drive on U. S. 180 East. Interment of the~ashes will be at the national cemetery at Fort 'Bayard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for breast cancer research to the Grant County division of the American Cancer Society.

Elwood: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elwood of Silver City passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Thursday.

One of the clearest and strongest journalistic voices of New Mexico since lts early statehood was stilled by death Friday, May 12, In Silver City. Clyde Earl Ely, 81, widely known as "Colonel" Ely, died at Hillcrest General Hospital. Born Jan 3, 1886, near Osage City, Kan., he enlisted in the U. S. Navy as a teenager. Following his tour of duty, he attended Washburn College at Topeka, Kansas. In college he was active in athletics, was captain of his track team, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and was a member of the varsity club. Combining two careers, he was a vital and enthusiastic leader of the armed forces and had wide influence through the press. He served his newspaper apprenticeship with the Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo. Moving to New Mexico, Ely was city editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican In 1911. In 1912, he moved to South west New Mexico where he purchased the Deming Graphic, which he published for 13 years, along with the Deming headlight which he later acquired. It was during this time that Ely became a member of the New Mexico National Guard. He held the rank of second lieutenant when the most dramatic combination of his two careers took place. It was March 10, 1916, when he dashed from Deming to Columbus in the early dawn with his Guard unit to help repel the attack of the maverick Mexican general Pancho Villa. He returned late that night to headline his greatest "Extra,", "Villa Attacks Columbus. N, M. 15 Americans Killed and 9 Wounded, 1000 Mexicans Under General Villa Make Early Raid on Border Town: 100 Mexicans killed. " Ely's active military duty continued during World War I when he served in France as captain with the 145th Machine Gun battalion, 40th Division. U. S Army. Returning to civilian life, Ely resumed his newspaper career in Deming until 1926, when he disposed of his interest in those papers and moved to Albuquerque, where he became' managing editor of the Albuquerque Tribune. A year later, he became publisher of the Gallup Herald (now the Gallup independent) In 1931, Ely left the newspaper business temporarily to take up military duties again. This time he went to Santa Fe where he served as assistant to the adjutant general of the New Mexico National Guard. during this time he also became commanding officer of the 111th Cavalry. In 1933 with the rank of colonel he attended the War College in Washington, D. C., and the Cavalry School at Fort Riley, Kan. He qualified as expert rifleman In the national rifle matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, While in Santa Fe, Ely learned from the late W. B. Walton that the Silver City Independent was for sale. He purchased the paper, a weekly, from Walton, in 1934 and converted it into a daily in 1933. This is the present Silver City Daily Press and Independent. In 1839. he requested retirement from the army and was advanced to the rank of brigadier general. The Colonel, during his years as owner and publisher of the Daily Press, has been an enthusiast for community progress, and made great impact with his editorials H. promoted conservation of soil and water resources, worked consistently for the pro posed Hooker Dam project and the preservation of the Gila Wilderness; promoted recreational potentials to 'encourage tourist Influx; urged construction of dams for the locality and the road to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument He favored establishment of the Public Library and museum; fought for the continuance of Fort Bayard as a Veterans Hospital: promoted all city Improvements, the municipal swimming pool, the Silver City-Grant County airport; supported Western New Mexico University; promoted beautification of the Town of Silver City and its paving of streets and highways. Colonel Ely was an affiliate of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign War., the 40 & 6 Society, the Disabled American Veterans; was a regular attendant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Silver City Rotary Club, and the Sportsman's Association In 1966 he was nominated by the Grant County Branch of the American association of University women.

Ely: Everett William Ely, infant, passed away Friday following surgery in Fort Worth Children's Hospital where he had undergone major heart surgery. He was born May 25 in El Paso, Texas. Survivors include his parents, Clyde and Diane Ely of El Paso; maternal grandparents, J. D. and Pat Griffith of Floyd, N. M.; paternal grandparents, William and Betty Ely of Silver City; aunts and uncles, Michael and Tina Sandford of Tucson, Ariz., Jeff and Cindy Terry of Portales, Cory and LaFonda Griffith of Portales, and Wes and Marie Lorier of Creston, Wash.; and maternal great-grandparents, Virgil and Vivian Griffith of Portales. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. until l p. m. Tuesday at Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman in Las Cruces. Services will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery on Picacho Road in Las Cruces at 2 p. m. Tuesday.

Diaz: Mrs. Annie S. Diaz, 75, died Sept. 2, following an extendedillness in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Diaz was a lifelong resident ofGrant County. she is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Dora Alderette of Silver City and Mrs. Lillian Robinson of San Diego; four sons, Danny Diaz and Ramon Diaz, Jr., both of Las Cruces, RayR. Diaz of Seattle, Wash. and Freddie Dias of San Diego; 20 grandshildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lupe Garcia and Mrs. Consuelo Remigio, both ofSilver City and Mrs. Gomecindo De La O of Los Angeles. Rosary wassaid Sept. 5, at the Cutris Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was recited Saturday, Sept 6, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery, the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated.

Ely: William F. Ely, president, treasurer and co-publisher of the Silver City Daily Press and Independent Publishing Co., Inc., passed away Thursday afternoon at his home in Silver City. He was 82. He was born Aug. 14, 1912 in Osage City, Kans. to Clyde Earl Ely and Inez M. Ely. Mr. Ely spent his early years in Deming, where his parents owned and published the Deming Graphic, which later became the Headlight. His father, known to many as "Colonel Ely," traveled with the Army and bought and sold newspapers and print shops. The Elys also owned the Gallup Independent and the Yuma (Arizona) Sentinel before coming to Silver City in 1934. In that year, the Ely family purchased a weekly paper known as the Independent which was established in 1896. In 1935, the Ely family developed the Independent into a daily newspaper, the Silver city Daily Press and Independent Publishing Co. Inc. Mr. Ely attended New Mexico Military Institute and went on to attend the University of New Mexico, where he graduated in 1937 with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with an option in physics. He was a member of the New Mexico National Guard for 14 years, resigning as a first lieutenant. During World War II, Mr. Ely worked with classified scientific research through the War Manpower Commission. He was later accorded a place on the Reserved List of Scientific and Technical Personnel authorized by the chairman of that organization. He was also a member of the UNM and NMMI alumni associations and the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was recognized by the National Committee for Employer Support of the National Guard and Army Reserve, Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was a member of the New Mexico Press Association, the National Newspaper Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mr. Ely was always a staunch supporter of community development and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau and Copper Crest Country Club. For many years, he was a Kiwanis Club member. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 413. Mr. Ely enjoyed mountain climbing, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Silver City; a daughter, Christina Ely of Silver City; two sons, Clyde of Amarillo, Texas and Wes Lorier of Creston, Wash.; two daughters-in-law, Dianne Ely of Amarillo and Marie Lorier of Creston; and his grandchildren, Tommy and Alayna Sandford of Silver City and Alexsandra Ely of Amarillo. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p. m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Members of the National Guard will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Lacey, Don Rudd, Aaron Rudd, Chuck Sundt, Jack Walz, Robbie Arnspiger, Earseye Ross, Tom Holland and members of the Daily Press staff, Arthur Arzola, Ernie Arzola, Jeremy Baca, Richard Correa, Wayne Harroun, Ronnie Lewis, Richard Miranda, Ernie Misquez, Billy Ogas, Dean Thompson and Bill Archibald. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Silver City or a favorite charity.

Mrs. Goldie Emanuel 66, of Albuquerque a patient in the State Hospital at Fort Bayard. Was killed in a fall last Friday from a third story Window. Feeling faint, she Went to the window, leaned out and Plunged about 50 feet to her death. Justice of the Peace Robert Kirker of Central Who held a coroner's inquest, reported the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Funeral services and burial took place in the Fort Bayard Cemetery.

Embick: Josephine V. Embick, 67, of Silver City, died Sunday. She was the center of her family organizations. She is survived by her husband, Levi Embick of Silver City; two daughters, LaNell Jones of Silver City and Ann Victoria Moore of Carlsbad; two sons, John Ova Embick of Rifle, Colo., and William Paul Embick of Silver City; two brothers, Lorin L. Morrow of Silver City and Leon L. Morrow of Las Cruces; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. There will be a funeral service Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with burial following in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Jones, James Moore, John Embick, Bill Embick, Ova Morrow and Levi Embick. The Rev. Don Atchley will officiate. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

EMBICK: Levi Edward Embick, 75, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, Aug 26 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be conducted Saturday' at--9 'a. m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Don Ach1ey officiating. 'Mr. Embick was born May 19, 1923, in Carroll Pa the son of Elmer and Alverta Ernbick. He married Josephine Morrow on March 25 1944 in Silver City. Mr. Embick is survived by two sons, John Embick and his wife,, Arlene, of Fullerton, Calif., and Bill Embick and his wife, Rose, of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Vickie Moore and her husband,' Jim, of Phoenix, and LaNell Jones and her husband, Jim,. Of Arenas Valley; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren'; three' great-great-grandchildren;' two brothers, Ralph Embick and Paul Embick, and two sisters, Hazel Ewing and Wanda 'Ewing, all of Pennsylvania; and . numerous other relatives. He was preceded in' death by his parents, and his wife, in . 1987. Mr. Embick served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a truck driver mos1 of his life. Pallbearers' for Mr. Embick will be Jim Jones, Jim Moore, John Embick, Bill Embick, Chet Brown and Paul Embick. Honorary bearers are Vickie Moore, LaNell Jones, Rose Embick and Arlene Erubick. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emerick: John T. Emerick, 75, died at Hillcrest Hospital in the last week of August. Emerick was a native of Seymour, Iowa and had resided in Silver City for the past 23 years. He was a retired locomotive engineer for Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Emerick of Silver City, one son, James Emerick of Cheyene WY., three daughters, Vie, La Wanda and Nona, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Hyson and Floyd both of Phoenix, AZ., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary King of Stockton, CA., and Mrs. Vesta Allison of Los Angeles, CA. The Rev. Don Brent of the First Baptist Church officiated at the funeral. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were E. A. Burchfield, David Reams, Robert Sellers, Ben Spurgur, Joe Riggins and Lloyd Sappington.

Emerick: Mrs. Rose B. Emerick, who has been a resident of Grant County since 1926, died Wednesday, November 29, at Fort Bayard. She was 86. She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Emerick in 1965. Mrs. Emerick who was a native of Illinois taught school in her younger years in Alabama, prior to coming to New Mexico. She and her sister Lib Baker worked for several years at Penney's in Silver City, and later established a dress shop here. The deceased was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star Chapter No. 3 in Silver City. According to friends of Mrs. Emerick, she was a very generous person and quietly supported a number of her favorite charities over the years. She is survived by a brother D. L. Baker of Flomaton, Alabama, three nieces, Mrs. Ann Byrd of Mesilla Park, N. M., Mrs. Ginger Cole of Pensacola, Fla., Mrs. Barbara Hartley of Palm Desert, Calif., three nephews, James J. Baker of Buena Park, Calif., P. A. Pinson of Villa Park, Calif. and Donald L. Baker of Irvine, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Friday, December 1, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton and the Eastern Star Chapter #3 officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Acting as pallbearers were Joe Cobb, John Holguin, Joe Frost, Alfonso Gamboa, Walter (Toad) Wilson, Neal Parrish and Con Henry.

William H. Emerick, 77, widely respected business man who had resided in Silver City 44 years, passed away Tuesday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Born in Farhamville, Calhoun County, Iowa, Feb. 2, 1888, he was a son of Mr. And Mrs. John C. Emerick, his father being a building contractor. When two years old, the family moved to Dallas County, Iowa, and he was educated in the public schools of Waukee, Iowa. After finishing high school, Mr. Emerick started to work in the shops of the Rock Island Railway at Valley Junction, Iowa, to help his widowed mother support her family. At the age of 19 he went to Colorado Springs, Colo., and worked in the mines at Cripple Creek and later was superintendent of a mine owned by his maternal grandfather, John Cook. Later he came to Pinos Altos and was a superintendent of the C. & O. Mining and Milling Co. until he came to Silver City in 1922 and established one of the first motor truck lines to Mogollon. In 1931 he embarked in the automobile business, as Nash dealer in Silver City and Grant County, establishing the Emerick Service & Motor Co., which he owned and operated until his death. In the years that followed Mr. Emerick became one of Silver City's civic leaders and successful business men. He also had an outstanding record as a public official. He served as a member of the Grant County Board of Commissioners from 1945 through 1948 and was chairman of the board for two years. He also served as a member of the City Council 1941-45. Throughout his life, Mr. Emerick was interested in community affairs and supported actively and financially all worthwhile projects, firm in the belief of Silver City's future and the expansion of mining copper, lead and zinc by major mining corporations, headed by Kennecott Copper Corporation. He was a long time member of the Silver City Masonic Lodge and communicant of the Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rose Baker Emerick and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel at 3:30 p. m. Thursday. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Chaffin, pastor of the Methodist Church of Bayard. Officers and members of the Masonic Lodge will hold ritualistic burial services at the Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Louisa Elizabeth Emerson, 84, who had been a resident of Cooney and Alma for more than 60 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. E. Morgan in Picacho, Arizona, on Jan. 10. She was married to Charles Clark in 1889 and moved to the old town of Cooney in 1894 where he freighted to Silver City, Mogollon and CooneyIn 1898 she married Albert Emerson who worked for the W. S. Cattle Company in early days. He died in 1947Funeral services were held in Alma for Mrs. Emerson, who is survived by two sons, Henry Clark of Bakersfield, Cal. and Ted Emerson of Hurley three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Heard of Phoenix, Mrs. Morgan of Picacho, and Mrs. W. F. Morgan of Alma 25 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.

Funeral services, for Walter C. Emerson, 53, former resident of Silver City, were held Friday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Richard Hartnett officiating. Mr. Emerson died Tuesday ' at an Albuquerque hospital. Interment was made In Memory Lane Cemetery. Employed as a carpenter for the Kennecott Company, at Hurley, Mr. Emerson, served with the U. S. Navy, during WW II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of~ the Carpenter's Union. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Faye Emerson, Deming; a son, Walter Ray Emerson, on duty with the U. S. Navy Seabees; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy McNeely, Alamogordo, and Mrs. Virginia Howard, Milwaukee, Wise.; his father, William F., Emerson, San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, Scott, San Diego, Edward' and Woodrow, Denver, Colo.; four sisters, Miss Leona Emerson, San Diego, Miss Gertrude Emerson, Mrs. Margaret Beebe and Mrs. Ann Hellyer, all of Denver.

Emerson; Della Kelly Emerson, 79, died Jan. 24 in Silver City. Mrs. Emerson was born March 18, 1902, the daughter of William and Susanna Vegil Kelly. She was a resident of Hurley and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bayard. She is survived by two daughters, Clara Plumbe of Las Cruces and Emma Lou Minch of San Diego, Calif. two sons, Joe Emerson of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Aaron James Emerson of Huachuca, Ariz., four sisters, Susie Nash of Reserve, Emma Mills, Felicita Morgan, and Juanita Spurgeon, all of Alma, N. M., two brothers, Lewis Kelly and Willie Kelly, both of Alma; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Burial followed in Alma Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Harold Keith, Wade Richardson, Bill Kelly, David Kelly, Wilford Kelly and Emmet Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were P. V. Gigger, Lawrence Langford, C. W. "Bill" Moore, Raymond Ford, Kenneth Ford, and Earl Morgan. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

EMERY: Diane Gail Emery 31, a writer and social activist, passed away Friday Nov. 21, at a Fort Worth Texas, hospital, after a life-long battle with cystic fibrosis. She was born Jan. 18 1966, in Albuquerque. She graduated from San Angel Central High School in 1984. She was class valedictorian. Subsequently, she graduated from the University of Texas with highest honors in philosophy. She was a graduate student at Heidelberg University in Germany and at Northwestern University in Illinois. She was very active in many successful anti-smoking campaigns for the benefit of people with respiratory ailments, as well as being deeply involved with a number of social issues. Ms. Emery was an active member of UTA Friends of the Library and the Trinity Writers' Group. Survivors include her parents, James B. and Mary Ellen Emery of Colleyville, Texas; a brother, Van L. Emery of Everett, Wash.; her niece, Clara Mae Emery of Everett; her grandmother, Ruth M. Emery of Colleyville; her grandfather, Joe P. Carr, uncle, Gary C. Emery, and aunt, Beverly Dwyer, of Midland, Texas; and an uncle, Joe P. Carr Jr. of Austin.

Emery: Cecil G. Emery, 85, a longtime Grant County resident, passed away Saturday at his home in Silver City. He was born July 9, 1909 to Pitman and Ruby Lee (Hoover) Emery in Portales in what was then New Mexico Territory. He was raised in West Texas and at the age of 14 traveled from Sterling, Texas with his family by covered wagon to Portales. When still in his teens, he made cattle-selling trips for his father as far as Kansas City. He worked on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso. Shortly after he began working as a lookout and fireman for the U. S. Forestry in the Gila Wilderness, he married Ruth M. Watson in Silver City on May 12, 1934. For two years he worked in Globe, Ariz. as a miner. He returned to New Mexico where he began working for area ranches, including the GOS Ranch on the Mimbres. He later went back to mining and was employed with ASARCO and then for 31 years, until retiring in 1975, was employed with Kennecott. Mr. Emery enjoyed fishing and horseback riding and continued working with his horses until an accident, at the age of 80, prevented him from doing so. He was recognized by many for his ability to retain detailed information of the past and through oral history and history tapes helped build Western New Mexico University's history department. He was an author of short stories based on facts and because the publishers could not read his writing, he taught himself to type at the age of 80. Much of his work appeared in local newspapers. He was a cowboy, miner, farmer, carpenter, writer and storyteller, but above all a devoted husband and father who loved living in the Southwest. He was a member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge No. 1563 (AFL-CIO), the Silver City Museum Association and the Historical Society. He helped develop the New Mexico Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Emery of Silver City; two sons, Jim Emery and his wife, Mary Ellen of Colleyville, Texas and Gary Emery and his wife, Linda of Burleson, Texas; his sister, Hazel Cox of Phoenix, Nan Jolly of Lubbock, Texas, Corrine Coffman, also of Lubbock, Nadine Graves of Austin, Texas and Bobby Sue Jarrell and her husband, Jimmy of Elk, Wash.; his brothers, Frank Emery and his wife, Nancy of Columbia, S. C., Lee Emery and his wife, Laura of Idalou, Texas, Wayne Emery and his wife, Vera Mae of Waldron, Ark. and Harold Emery and his wife, Venera of Amarillo, Texas; his grandchildren, Diane Emery of Colleyville, Van Emery and his wife, Newell Ann of Marysville, Wash., Scott Emery of College Station, Texas, Chris Emery of Burleson and Jamie Emery, also of Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dora Graves in 1970. Visitation will take place today from 1-9 p. m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Ray Keene officiating. Interment will begin at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers will be Van Emery, Chris Emery, Scott Emery, Bill Roseberry, Lynn Geyer and Ted Emery. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Ingraham, Fred Martinez, Charlie Slout and Ernie Brown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the New Mexico Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

EMMETT: Katherine "Katie" Emmett, 35, of Silver City, a former resident of El Paso, Texas, passed away at her home Sunday, May 28. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home and memorial services will be conducted at a later date in El Paso. Ms. Emmett was born Oct. 14, 1964, in El Paso, the daughter of Frank and Amie Biggs of Silver City. She is survived by her parents; one brother, Scott Biggs, and his wife. Lea, of El Paso; a sister, Susan Eliason, and her husband. Art, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Michael Emmett of El Paso. Ms. Emmett was a resident of El Paso for 33 years, and graduated from Eastwood High School in 1982 and the, University of Texas at El I Paso in 1988. Memorials. may be made to Research and Medical Programs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017-3288. Bright Funeral Home is in charge.

EMORY: Glen E. Emory, 69, of Silver City passed away Saturday at his residence. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388. . 2334

EMORY: Glen E Emory,, 69, a resident of Silver City~ since 1988, passed away Saturday at his home. A memorial service will be held Friday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Ken Palmer officiating. He was born June 12, 1928, in West Portal, Cob., to Jack Emory and, Blanch Nickelle. He lived and worked in California most of his life. Mr. Emory was an auto parts salesman. He was a member of Westerners, People for the West, and the' Racketeer Band for five years, entertaining people in retirement homes and at other functions. His hobbies included metal detecting and going on exploration trips in a motor home. Nine years ago, he retired to Silver City from Placerville, Calif. 'lie recently belonged to the musical group, Over the Hill Gang, which entertained at rest homes and other functions. He is survived by his five children, Cynthia Coats, Gale Garcia,, Kathleen Van Zile, Susan Villegas and John Case, all of California; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Blanch Nickelbe, and his brothers and sisters, Jim, Harold and Jack Emory, and Berneice McAldou and Dorothy Christian, Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, L. LS. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ENCINAS: Jaedena Destiny Enemas, infant daughter of Juan F. and Jessica Terrazas Enemas, formerly of Lords-burg, now of Albuquerque, passed away at birth Tuesday, March 10, in Albuquerque. Graveside funeral services were conducted today at 10 am. in Shakespeare Cemetery with Father Tony Clark officiating. Jaedena is survived by her parents; a brother, Julian Juan Enemas of Albuquerque; and 'her grandparents, Rudy Terrazas, Carmen Guerrero, and Juan and Lidia Enemas, all of Lordsburg. Lordsburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eng: Richard Eng, 81, of Santa Fe passed away Friday, May 12, as the result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of Santa Fe; a son, Christopher Eng, and his wife, Joan, of Silver City; his grandsons, Nils of Albuquerque and Eric of Silver City; and many relatives throughout the United States. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services have been postponed.

Englehart: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schadel received word on Monday that Mr. Schadel's brother-in-law, George Englehart, had died in Albuquerque at the age of eighty two. The Schadels left Silver City Tuesday for Albuquerque where they will attend the funeral which will be held Friday afternoon. Mr. Englehart up to a year ago was the owner and operator of the Englehart Baking Co., a large Albuquerque baking company. He sold the business to Mead's Baking Co. who now include it in their chain of bakeries. The deceased was a resident in Silver City during the period from 1910 to 1913 when he went to Albuquerque to enter business. He is survived by his widow and a son, Lehn Englehart, both of that city.

ENNIS: Charles' T. Ennis 59, a resident of Santa Clara, passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born May 17, 1937, to John and Edna Orville in Chico, Calif. Mr. Ennis was a building inspector for Delta Engineering in Deming. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and the U. S. Army. Mr. Ennis is survived by two sons, John Ennis and his wife, Charlene, of Red Bluff, Calif., and Jim Ennis, also of Red Bluff; two daughters, Kelly Steele and her husband, Randal, of Hamilton City, Calif., and Cheryl Whitfield and her husband, Cary, of Santa Clara; two brothers, Ray Cox and his wife, Katherine, of Taylor, Ariz., and Fred Cox of Oklahoma; one sister, Veda Cox of Taylor, Ariz., and eight grandchildren. Mr. Ennis was preceded in death by his wife, Bernita Ennis, in 1994, and a granddaughter, Randi Raelee Steele, in 1990. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

ENRIQUEZ: Constancja Cedillo Enriquez, 71, a resident of Hurley, died Sunday afternoon at St. Josephs Hospital, in Phoenix, Ariz. Prayer service will be today at 7 p. m. at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels in Deming, and funeral services will be at 20 a. m. Thursday; also at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels, with Andy Carr of the Bayard Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Survivors include her husband, Enrique Enriquez of Hurley; five sons, Ignacio of Alamogordo, Pablo and Benjamin, both of Phoenix. Enrique Enriquez Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., and Arturo of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; seven daughters, Angela Salcido, Margarita Legarda and Manuela Garcia, all of Phoenix, Maria house of Alamogordo, Enriquez; Candelaria of Scottsdale, Ariz., Esther Aguilar of Tempe, Ariz., and Ernesto Silva of Ontario, Calif.; two sisters, Estella Fierro of El Paso, and Josefiria Holguin of Los Angeles, Calif.; 39 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Wheeler Funeral Chapel of Deming is of charge of arrangements.

Death on Tuesday claimed Eddie S. Enriquez, 5 months old son Of Mr. and Mrs Willie T. Enriquez of Hurley. Funeral services were to be held today with burial in the Hurley cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary.

Joe Lorenzo Enriquez, 16, of Central, 'was instantly killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving' overturned following the blowout of a tire. The, accident occurred one' mile eastSanta Rita no Highway 90. A companion, 17-tear-old Benny Palomarez of Bayard, was unhurt. The funeral' Mass: was read Monday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church In Central, with the Rev, Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Burial was made in the Central Cemetery. Survivors of the deceased include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JesuS J. Enrlquez of Central; three brothers, Richard, Ramon and Gilbert; three sisters, Martha Virginia And Margaret all of Central; ', his maternal grandparents,. Mr. and Mrs. Ellas Bareajas Central; and his paternal' grandfather, Pasquel Enrlquez of Mexico. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of the services.

Entzminger: Wilford Entzminger, U. S. Forest Service employee, died suddenly while at work Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4 in the McKenna Park area of the Gila wilderness. The death was the second to occur under similar circumstances in the forest in the last few months. Mr. Entzminger, accompanied by Don Hughes, ranger at the White Creek station, was working at an assigned task when he complained of not being able to breathe. Before Ranger Hughes could administer any aid, he fell to the ground and died. Many miles from help, Ranger Hughes set out afoot to the White Creek station where he phoned a Silver City doctor. He was advised that the forester was undoubtedly beyond aid and the task of removing the body began. Since all equipment has been moved from the forest for the winter season, it was necessary to organize a crew from the Silver City headquarters and transport a small caterpillar tractor, one used on the narrow forest trails to Willow Creek. Arriving late in the evening the men traversed the 18 miles to White Creek, towing the narrow gauge trail wagon. Leaving the vehicles at White Creek station, they made the rest of the journey afoot and brought the body out on an improvised litter. It was 5 a. m. Friday when they arrived at the death scene and there they found that Ranger Don Hughes, youthful North Carolinian, had returned to maintain a lonely vigil throughout the night guarding the body. During the long time involved, the crew went without food and sleep. The men who made the journey were Bob Leonard, Jess Bible, Tracy Neal, John Kite and Grant Roberts. Their efforts elected the praise and gratitude of the deceased's family and Gila Forest Supervisor Edwin Tucker. An inquest was held at Glenwood and the body returned to Silver City for the funeral services, which were held Sunday at the Hinman Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Harold Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, officiated. Interment was in the city cemetery. Wilford Entzminger was a lifetime resident of this area. Born June 30, 1896 at Sherman, N. M., he attended the local schools and the New Mexico State Teachers College. A veteran of World War I, he served overseas with the 36th Division. Survivors are two brothers, John D. Entzminger of Los Angeles and Albert Entzminger of Phoenix; two sisters, Mrs. Alpha Nelson and Mrs. John McAnulty,both of Silver City. Pallbearers for the funeral service were Barney Roberts, Bernard Williams, Lee Bloodgood, Spiky Wilson, Arch Carroll and Bob Leonard.

Epler: William C. Epler, longtime Bisbee, Ariz. publisher and editor, died Tuesday from complications following cancer surgery. He was 73. Mr. Epler was publisher of Pay Dirt, a prominent Western mining publication, and the Brewery Gulch Gazette, a weekly Bisbee newspaper. He was born May 22, 1922 on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley in California. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and was a mechanic on a bomber squadron based in Italy. He later attended the University of New Mexico and San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif., where he received a degree in journalism. He and his wife, Betty, then moved to Lander, Wyo. where he reported on Wyoming's mining industry for a local newspaper and as a stringer for a national mining publication. He "broke" the story of Wyoming's first big uranium discovery in 1953. Mr. Epler then resided in Flagstaff, Ariz., before moving to Bisbee in 1958. He acquired the Brewery Gulch Gazette in 1960, Pay Dirt in 1968, and the Bisbee Review in 1971, which he then sold to the Wick family newspaper chain in 1974. He was awarded the Medal of Merit in 1993 by the Mining Club of the Southwest, and in 1990 his lifelong contributions to the mining industry earned him honors from the Society of Mining Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Bisbee; a daughter, Nancy Sullivan of Tucson, Ariz.; and a brother, Robert of Illinois. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. Mountain Standard Time in Dugan Funeral Chapel, 18 Naco Road, Bisbee.

EPLER: Services for Betty Ilene Epler, 67. of Norman OkIa., will be held at 2 p ??

EPPERSON: Dene Tidwell Epperson, 65, of Bayard passed away . . Thursday in Richland, Wash., after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family as she peacefully went home to be with her Lord and savior. She was born Aug. 3, 1932, to Howard and Mamie White in Malaga, and lived in Carlsbad until 1964. She was a postal worker in Hurley and Bayard until her retirement in 1993. She is survived by her husband, Marshall, of Bayard; daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Bob Morris of Richland, Michelle Tidwell of Benton City, Wash., and Marsha and John Steelman of Benton City; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Robbie Tidwell of Benton City; sisters, Billy Horton of Clovis and Betty Bounds of Carlsbad; a brother, cleave White of Carlsbad; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie; her first husband, Charles "Lindy" Tidwell; and several siblings. Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Bayard.

Mrs. Stella L. Erbacher, 82, a pioneer resident of Silver City, where she had lived for 58 years, passed away Tuesday at her home, 713 C St. She had many friends throughout the community. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rasmuson, Silver City and Mrs. Jean McGuire, Chico, Calif., and three sons, R. P. Erbacher Bayard; Francis Erbacher, Lynchburg, Virginia, and Roscoe Erbacher, Sun Valley, Calif. Funeral arrangements are pending arrival of relatives from California arid Virginia.

ERHMAN: Ruth Erhman passed away Wednesday at Homestead rest home in Silver City, arrangements are pending with Curtis-Bright.
ERICSON: Craig T. Ericson, 34, of Belvidere, 111., passed away Monday, Feb. 15, as the result of an automobile accident. He was a carpenter 'employed by R&D Thiel Construction. He was born Nov. 4, 1964, in Elgin, III., the son of Thomas Ericson and Martha Hecht. Mr. Eric- son graduated from Larkin High School in Elgin and at- tended Elgin Community College. He married Debra A. Rezendes on Nov. . 17, 1990, in Elgin. He was a communicant at St. James Catholic Church and a member of United Brethren of Carpenters Local 2087. Survivors include his mother, Martha Nielson of Alma; his wife, Debra, and two daughters, Madeline and Corinne Ericson of Belvidere; a brother, Duane Ericson of Silver City; his maternal grandmother, Delores Hecht; and his paternal, grandmother Marion Ericson. He was preceded in death by his father, grandfathers, Leo Hecht and Chester Ericson, and a great-aunt, Beatrice Broker. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Privately at 1U a. m. at St. James Church in Belvidere. Burial will follow in Belvidere Cemetery.

Erle; Merline Lewis Erle, age 85, died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born April 13. 1899 in Colley, Pennsylvania and had resided in Deming for the last 11 years. He served in the U. S. Army during World War I. He was a member of Merry Mixers Club, Southwest Association of Square Dancers, New Mexico and National Square Dance Association and also of the American Legion. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven Chappell officiating. Burial followed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with graveside services accorded by Luna County United Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Helen Erle of the home address; two sons, Leslie Erle of Council Blugg, Iowa and Leonard Erle of Ontario, NY; one daughter, Linda Erle of Rochester, NY and two sisters, Eva York of Lancaster, PA. and Gertrude Plouse of Norwood, PA. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels.

Escamilla: Jose Melendrez Escamilla, 66, a lifelong Silver City resident, entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1925. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, was a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 3388, and was retired from Chino Mines Co. Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon from 2-4 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be Sunday evening at 7 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where the funeral liturgy will be held Monday morning at 10 with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice, of Silver City; his mother, Nemesia Escamilla of El Paso, Texas; five sons, Louie Escamilla and his wife, Emily, of Silver City, Xavier Escamilla of La Cruces, Henry Escamilla of Gig Harbor, Wash., Ernie Escamilla of Aloha, Ore., and Salvador "Chava" Escamilla of Hillsboro, Ore.; four daughters, Theresa Gachupin and her husband, Raymond, of Jemez Pueblo, Hope Marie Escamilla Gig Harbor, Mary Jane Gomez and her husband, Robert, of Silver City, and Angie Escamilla also of Silver City; two brothers, Tony Escamilla of Roswell and Mike Escamilla of El Paso, Texas; and five sisters, Josepha Escamilla of El Paso, Helen Carrreon of Palo Alto, Calif., Dolores Mills of Alamogordo, Emma Marqquez of El Paso, and Concha Rainville, also of El Paso. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Fuenral Chapels.

Manual M Escobar, 75, passed away Thursday, September 28. Mr. Escobar was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a retired employee of New Jersey Zinc Co., and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Dana Chavez of Hanover, Mrs. Elena Tafoya of Hanover, Mrs. Sofia Martinez of Baldwin Park California, two brothers, Pedro Escobar and Antonio Gutierrez both of Los Angeles. California, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary Recitation was Sunday, October 2 in the Hanover Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was recited Monday, October 3 in the Hanover Catholic Church with Father Jesus Espinosa conducting services. Interment followed in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers were Jesus Loera, Adolfa Majalca, Antonio Moreno, Fred Barrera, Cesilio Torres- and Rodolfo Martinez.

Escobar: Ernest "Ernie" Young Escobar, 25, a life time resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest Thursday morning. He was born Feb. 18, 1966, in Silver City. He was a member of the Catholic Church, and was employed as a mine sampler for Phelps Dodge. The vigil will be held tonight at 7 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where the funeral liturgy service will be held Saturday morning at 10. Deacon Johnny Perez will officiate at both services. The committal rite service will follow in the Fierro Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, a son, Eric Anthony, and a daughter, Candida Rae, all of Central; his parents, Emiterio and Mary Ellen Escobar of Fierro; three brothers, Robert Escobar and his wife, Sylvia, of Central, Raul Escobar of Bayard, and Steve Escobar and his wife, Liz, also of Bayard; and two sisters, Patty Enriquez and her husband, Chuck, of Bayard, and Sylvia Perez and her husband, Johnny, also of Bayard. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Conception Young; his in-laws, Caesar and Dolores Flores; two sisters-in-law, Corinne and Lillian Flores; one brother-in-law, Danny Flores and his wife, Gloria; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Casket bearers will be his "compadres," Rodney Rivera, Johnny Perez and Eric Martinez, and his brothers, Robert Escobar, Raul Escobar and Steve Escobar. Honorary bearers will be the remaining family members and friends. He died with the wind in his hair, and his wings on his back, just the way he wanted. He will be deeply missed. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Escobar: Manuel Escobar, 33, a carpenter, died Tuesday afternoon about one o'clock, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. City police received a call from a man, presumed to have been Escobar, asking that an officer be sent to 324 West Market St. right away. Officer Emmet Snapp, on duty at the headquarters desk, notified Officer Porfirio Horcasitas who immediately went to the house. He discovered the body in a bedroom of the house with a . 30 caliber rifle nearby. A note, carefully written in pencil, explained that financial matters were the cause for the act and contained a postscript which coincided exactly with the explanation of Mrs. Jane Terrazas, a next-door neighbor, concerning the gun used. Escobar had borrowed the gun from Mr. Terrazas, stating that he wanted to examine it as it was his intention to buy one similar. City police and officers of the Grant County Sheriff's department made an investigation at the scene of death.

Escobar: Vicente A. "Chente" Escobar, 73, a lifetime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 5, 1919. Mr. Escobar was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired as a welder from the Grant County Road Department. Calling hours are from 2-9 p. m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 tonight. The funeral liturgy will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Veterans honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Dora Escobar of the home; a daughter, Olivia Chavez, and her husband, Richard, of Hurley; three sons, Vicente Escobar Jr. and his wife, Yolanda, of Silver City, and Alex Escobar and his wife, Dora, of Bayard; three brothers, Gaspar Escobar of Deming, Luis Escobar of Hanover,and Emiterio Escobar of Fierro; and a sister, Isabela Molina of Los Angeles. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Alex Escobar Jr., Tony Escobar, Edward Aguayo, Robert Alirez, Robert Escobar and Adam Escobar. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Escobar: Ysabel M. Escobar, 78, a resident of Fierro for more than 50 years, died last Thursday in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a retired miner. Surviving are four sons, Vicente and Emeterio of Fierro, Gaspar of Hanover and Louis of Santa Rita; two daughters, Mrs. Cecilia Granadino of Deming and Mrs. Ysabella Molina of Los Angeles; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Navitada Calderon of El Paso. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a. m. Monday in the Fierro catholic church, burial taking place in the Fierro cemetery.

Escobedo: Joseph F. Escobedo died in Fort Bayard on Thursday, Sept. 3. Mr. Escobedo worked as Supt. of Housekeeping at Fort Bayard. He is survived by his wife, Lila of the Ft. Bayard Medical center; two sons, Joseph Escobedo of Albuquerque and Lino Escobedo of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Trujillo of Albuquerque and Mrs. Willadean Gallop of Apple Valley, Calif.; mother, Anita Cardenas of Uvalde, Tex.; two brothers, Gilbert Escobedo of Fallbrook, Calif. and Antonio Cardenas of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one sister, Mrs. Lupe Santos of Uvalde, Tex. Mr. Escobedo had 8 grandchildren. Rosary for Mr. Escobedo was Friday, Sept. 4 in the Wheeler Chapel at 7:30 p. m. and mass was held at 8 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 5 in Central with the Father Benito officiating at both services. Burial followed at the Fort Bayard Natl. Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mr. Escobedo were Frank Duran, Anthony Romero, Art Salas, Fred Vigil, Tony Beltran and Jake Lopez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Escoto: Juan M. Escoto, 88, died Sept. 27 in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Escoto lived in the Santa Rita area and worked at the mines, retiring from the Peru Mining Co. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Tucson in 1979. He is survived by his wife of 61years, Hilaria S. Escoto; a daughter, Mary Lou Castillo, and son-in-law, Mike Castillo, of Tucson; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of Tucson.
Final rites for Mrs. Luz O. Escudero, 81, were held at 7 a. m. yesterday at the Santa Rita Catholic Church with the Rev. Pedro Ruiz officiating. The deceased had been a resident for the past twenty-nine years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs: Josefa Nevarez of El Paso, Mrs. LouIs, Vigel of Bayard, and Mrs. Carlos Felix of Santa Rita. Interment was in the Hanover cemetery.

Escudero: Arnolodo O. Escudero, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 19 at his residence in Bayard following an extended illness. Mr. Escudero was a native of Mexico, and had resided in Grant County for the past 50 years. He was a retired diamond driller for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Mr. Escudero is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tillie Escudero of Bayard, four sons, Joe and Larry of Bayard, Andy of Silver City, and Arnoldo, Jr., of Hanover; two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Baca of El Paso and Mrs. Dolores E. Ponzio of Bayard. Also three sisters, Mrs. Josefa Nevarrez of El Paso, Mrs. GenovevaFelix of Hurley and Mrs. Evelina Vigil of Arenas Valley. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hanover January 21, innterment followed in the Hanover Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Aurelio Lerena officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Leandro Cardenenas, Ray Leon, Sr., Adolfo Majalca, Ray Leon, Jr., Carlos Felix, Jr., and Leonardo Cardenenas.

Escudero: Clotilde L. Escudero, 79, died Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mogollon on June 1, 1909, to Andres and Epifana Leon. She moved to Bayard in 1934 and for the past 55 years had made Grant County her home. She had been a homemaker and a loving mother and wife for her family and was a member of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was very devoted to the Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the St. Jude Society. Calling hours are today from 3-5 p. m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. A rosary service will be this evening at 7 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard where the Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal and Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will officiate. She is survived by her six children, Andres L. Escudero and his wife, Angelina, of Silver City and their five sons, two daughters and six grand-children, Joe L. Escudero and his wife, Lucy, of Bayard and their one son, three daughters and five grandchildren, Arnold L. Escudero and his wife, Lynn, of Hanover and their three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren, Mary Esther Baca and her husband, Rudy, of El Paso, Texas, and their four sons and two grandchildren, Dolores E. Ponzio and her husband, Joel, of Bayard and their son and two daughters, and Lawrence L. Escudero and his wife, Barbara, of Bayard and their son and daughter. She is also survived by a sister, Manuela Placencio of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Ray Leon Sr. of Silver City; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnoldo O. Escudero, on Jan. 1, 1975. Casket bearers will be Larry Escudero Jr., Michael and Patrick Ponzio, Wilfred and Gerald Baca, and Gary Escudero. Honorary bearers will be all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Escudero: Joe Escudero, 58, of Bayard, died Tuesday at Universityof New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Mogollon and there after resided in Grant County all of his life. He was retired from Chino Mines where he worked as a shovel repairman. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church; a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Gabriel Lopez Council No. 9470 of Bayard; and a founding member ofthe Grant County Chapter of the American GI Forum. He was a former Bayard city councilor and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Calling hours for Mr. Escudero were to be held today from 2-4 p. m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, where Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a. m. Concluding serices will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church pastoral team will officiate. Veteran honors will be accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Survivors include his wife, Lucy M. Escudero of Bayard; ason Dr. Ron J. Escudero and his wife, Chris, of Silverdale, Wash.; three daughters, Debbie L. Holguin and her husband, Felix, of Bayard, Susan M. Escudero of Santa Fe, and Jeanne A. Maldonado of Las Cruces; three brothers, Andres L. Escudero of Silver City, Arnold L. Escudero of Hanover, and Larry L. Escudero of Bayard; two sisters, Mary Esther Baca of El Paso, and Dolores Ponzio of Bayard; five grandchildren, Felix Anthony Holguin of Bayard, Valerie Jaramillo of Las Cruces; and Michael, Matthew and Kathryn Escudero of Silverdale; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Casket bearers will be Cleo Lopez, Charlie Felix, Jesus Arciero, Willie Andazola, Ray Leon Jr. and Armando Nevarez. Honoray bearers will be all his grandchildren, Charlie Drake, Bob Burdette, and all his other friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Manuel S. Esparza, passed away Wednesday, July 20, at Sun Towers Hospital in El Paso following an extended illness, Mr. Esparza was a 24 year resident of Bayard and had resided in El Paso for the last 14 years. He was a 'retired employee of Kennecott Copper. Mr. Esparza is survived by his wife, Mrs. Aurella Esparza of El Paso, four daughters Mrs. Mazy Merino of Bayard, Miss Lucy Esparza of El Paso, Miss Aurora Esparza of El Paso and Mrs. Espelanza Holland of Bayard, A son, Manuel Esparza, Jr., of El Paso and" Seven grandchildren. Survivors also include two brothers Guillermo Esparza and Miguel Esparza, both of El Paso. Rosary Services were recited Friday, July 11 at the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was said Saturday, July 23 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Guillermo Esparza, Gilbert Esparza, Manuel Esparza, Jr., Steven Pantoja, Oscar Merino and Daniel Holland.

Felipe Gaytan Esparza, 87, of Hanover, died Monday at the hospital at Ft. Bayard. He had been a patient there for the past month. The Rev. Fr. Antonio Fuentes officiated at the funeral Mass held Wednesday at the Hanover church with burial following in the Hanover Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Carreon, Robert Carreon, Ernest Esparza, Frank Maldonado, Jr., Tony Esparza and Luis Lopez, Jr. Mr. Esparza, a native of Aguas Callente, Mexico, bad formerly operated La Mexicana Grocery In Hanover. Immediate survivors of the deceased include his, daughters, Mrs. Herbert Carreon and Mrs. Gaspar Escobar of Deming, Mrs. Erasmo Carreon of Bayard and Mrs. 'Frank Maldonado of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, Margarito Esparza of Bayard and Luis Lopez of Central; a stepson, Andres Calderon of Los Angeles; 32 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Victoria Martinez of El Paso, Tex.

Esparza: Daniel P. Esparza, 20, died Saturday morning as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. Mr. Esparza was a native of Santa Rita and had k=lived in Bayard all of his life. He was employed by Western New Mexico University and was a 1972 graduate of High School. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Esparza of Bayard; four sisters: Mrs. Hope Holland, Miss Mary Esparza, Miss Lucy Esparza and Miss Aurora Esparza, all of Bayard; two brothers, Gilbert of Santa Ana, Calif., and Manuel of Bayard; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Angel Patoja a of El Paso, Tex. Rosary was said for Daniel P. Esparza in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30p. m. Tuesday with the funeral Mass being recited at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Adriev St. . Charles officiating. Casket bearers were Arturo Esparza, Guillermo Esparza, Jorge Esparza, Edwardo Esparza, and Hector Esparza.

ESPARZA: Margarito R. "Lito" Esparza, 75, a longtime resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1920, in Santa Rita to Felipe and Pomposa Esparza, He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army in the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign, attaining the rank of private first class. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He worked as a miner in many of the area mines. He loved his wife dearly, enjoyed life, and was very proud of his children. grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends, and always looked forward to the time spent with them. He will be deeply missed by them all. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Polly Tellez Esparza of Bayard; two sons, Richard T. Esparza and his wife, Elizabeth, of Fort Bayard, and Ernesto T. Esparza and his wife, Shiela, of Paramount, Calif.; two daughters, Bernadette Tovar and her husband, Alex, of Bayard, and Angelit. a Murillo and her husband, Rudy, of Silver City; two brothers, Andres Claveran of Los Angeles,. and Luis R. . Lopez and his wife, Socorro, of Central, three sisters, Vicenta Maldonado and her husband, Frank, of Victorville, Calif., Jovita Escobar and her husband, Gaspar, of Deming, and Susie Carreon and her husband, Erasmo, of Bayard; `His aunt, Felicitas Villapndro, and her husbands Bias, of Lordsburg; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Tony Esparza, and his sister, Agripina Carreon. Visitation will be from 5-7 today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard followed bythe rosary. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday afternoOn at 2 at the same church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. concluding services and burial will follow at fort Bayard National cemetery with honor being accorded. Serving as casket bearers will be albert Esparza, Steven Murillo, Earnie Esparza, Alex tovar, Robert Durante, and Tony Carron. honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Murillo, Louis R Lopez, Cruz Durante, Richard Paul Esparaza, and his numerous grandchildren. Entrusted to Baca's funeral home.

Espinosa: Daniel Ray Espinosa, 24, of Arenas Valley entered life eternal Friday in Arenas Valley. He was born March 31, 1967, in Albuquerque and had been a Grant County resident most of his life. He was a welder and a member of the Catholic Church. Memorial services were held Monday evening in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Survivors include his mother, Mercedes Espinosa of Alta Loma, Calif.; a brother, Joe Espinosa of Atlanta, Ga.; and two sisters, Pat Ivins of Alta Loma and Margaret Espinosa of Los Angeles. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Espinosa: Refugio Y. "Rudy" Espinosa, 83, a 54-year resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Espinosa was born June 7, 1911, in Cananes, Sonora, Mexico. He later moved to Tucson, Ariz., and then came to Silver City, where he worked as a construction worker. he was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 4 until 9 p. m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the evening vigil services will begin at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will officiate. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 at St. Vincent's. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Rod Nichols will officiate. Pallbearers are Fred Estrada Sr., Fred Estrada Jr., David Estrada, Adam Marquez, Daniel Telles and Merejildo "Chino" Rivera. Honorary bearers are Emilio Rivera, Simon Acosta, Arthur Acosta, Anthony Arzaga, and all the remaining friends and relatives. Survivors include a son, Carlos Espinosa of Downy, Calif.; three stepsons, Fred Estrada and his wife, Yolanda, of Tyrone, David Estrada and his wife, Dora, of Seattle, Wash., and Salvador Estrada of Las Cruces; six daughters, Mary Alice Herrera of California, Reina Espinosa of Silver City, and Anna Maria Trujillo and her husband, Ellisar Norma Crawford, Gloria Marichalar and Mercy Martinson, all of California; two stepdaughters, Gloria Villegas of Grants and Tillie Estrada of Bayard; and a sister, Eugenia Morales, and her husband, Lalo, of Tucson. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Espinosa, in 1988. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Mrs. Luisa B. Espinosa, 65, of Pico Rivera, Calif., a native, of Silver City, died the past week after an extended illness. Survivors are four sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Albert Ortiz, Mrs. Dionicio Ortiz, Sr., Ramon Borrego, all of Silver City; Mrs. Atanacia Espinosa of Nevada; Mrs. Felipe Gutierez of El Paso, Tex.; Marcial Borrego of Deming; Jose Borrego of Los Angeles; and one step daughter, Mrs. Vella Carbajal of Santa Rita. Funeral services were held at the H. F. Mortiz Funeral Home in Montevallo, Calif., followed by burial.

Santos G. Espinosa died Feb. 25 in Montebello Memorial Hospital Montebello, Calif. A 'well known figure of the area, Mr. Espinosa' came from Mexico in 1893 and' worked for Tertny'Fre1ght Co with his own team and wagon. His freighting activities took him regularly, to, Silver City, Tyrone, Alma, Pinos Altos and Mogollon. He moved to California in 1921. He is survived by daughters Mrs. Cecilia Varela El' Monte, Calif.; Mrs. AlbertG. Carbajal, Hurley; Mrs Mary  Chacon, Pica Rivera, Calif.; Mrs. Adelia Herrera, Montebello Calif.; Mrs. Martha Schisler, El Monte, Calif.; sons, Santos Jr., Whittier, Calif.; Rudy, Whittier; Benjamin, Pico Rivera, Calif.; and Julian Monterey Park, Calif. 0thers include a brother, John 0. Rublo, Norwalk, Calif., . 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, as well as several other relatives in this area. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Benedict's Catholic Church followed by burial In Resurrection Cemetery in Montebello.

Esqueda: Spec. 4 Antonio A. Esqueda, 21, Santa Rita, was killed in combat in Vietnam January 24. The U. S. Army reported a official message to his mother received this past week. He was the son of Mrs. Andrea A. Esqueda of Santa Rita. His father was kill in action in Europe during World War II. Esqueda was a 1964 graduate of Cobre High School, where he earned varsity letters in basketball and baseball. Following graduation from high school he signed with the California Angels and played for their Class B farm club in Idaho Falls, ID. He joined the Army November 22, 1965. In Vietnam he served as a machine gunner. The youth was born in Silver City July 14, 1945 and lived in Santa Rita. He has one older brother, John Esqueda. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at 10:30 a. m. Thursday in the Santa Rita Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Arthur Morgan officiating. Burial was in the Hanover Cemetery with full military honors.

Esqueda: Jesus C. Esqueda, 75, of Palm Springs, Calif., died Wednesday Jan. 24, at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, he resided in Santa Rita before moving to California. Services were held at 10 a. m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Srings. Mr. Esqueda is survived by a son, George L. Esqueda of Bayard; three daughters, Vangie Aguiree of Fierro, Helen Esqueda of Cathedral City, Calif., and Stella Reyes of Los Angeles; a sister, Sara E. Diaz of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Peter Esqueda of New York City; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Burial was at Desert Park in Cathedral City.
Elias; Rosary services were helt last Thursday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Juliana M. Elias,77, life long resident of Silver City. Mass was said at 11 a. m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Fr. Julian Ordonez officating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving is a son, Pedro Elias.

Esqueda: Peter "Pete" Madero Esqueda, 38, of Seneca Falls, N. Y., a former Grant County resident, entered life eternal Tuesday in his home. He was born July 20, 1953, in Santa Rita and resided inGrant County for about 20 years. He was a communications worker. Calling hours will commence at 2 p. m. Sunday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Monday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Committal rite services will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include a brother, Carlos Madero of Los Angeles; two sisters, Sara Diaz of Mountain View, Calif., and Raquel Estorga of Yorba Linda, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Carlos Madero, Eric Estorga, Ruben Esqueda, Michael Aguirre, Gilbert Reyes and Larry Pedraza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Gustov F Esqibel, 63, a lifelong resident' of Santa Rita and retired Chi˝ˇ Mines employee, died last Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospithl. Survivors of the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Rosa Esquibel; two sons Samuel, who is in the Air Force stationed at Victorville, Ariz.; and Richard of, Silver City four daughters, Mrs Gaspar Carreon of Hurley, Mrs Tony, Quinaga, Mrs. Benny Rodriguez Jr and Miss Dora Esqulbel all of Santa RIta; 11 grandchildren, three brothers, Gilbet Manuel and Louie Equibel; and three sisters, Mrs Caremen Serna, Mrs. Angela Vargaz and Mrs Gaspar Domlngues. The Rev. Fr. Arthur C. M. Morgan conducted a rosary service at the chapel of Curtis Mortuary and said. funeral mass Saturday in the Santa Rita Catholic Church. Burial took place in the Hanover Cemetery.

Miss Jesusita Esquivel, one of Grant County's oldest residents; died - Saturday at her home in'. Santa Rita at the age of 93, Born in Mexico, she had lived In Grant County for the past 37 years. Survivors include two nieces Mrs. Mollie Aguirre of Los 'Angeles and Mrs Gustavo Carrasco of Santa Rita; seven grandnieces and 14 great grand nieces and great grandnephews. Rosary services were held at the 'Santa Rita Catholic Church and mass was said Tuesday, with burial in the Hanover cemetery. The Rev Fr Julian Ordonez directed the burial.

Esquibel; Joann Samaniego Esquibel 42, of tortugas, entered eternal life Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 12, 1953, in Santa Rita. She was raised in Bayard and graduated from Cobre High School in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Esquibel is survived by a daughter, Amber Esquibel of Santa Clara; a son, Richard Esquibel of Totlugas; her father, Joaquin Samafliego, andhis wife, Sadie, of Dolla Ana; a brother, Raymond Amaro of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, JosieChavez, and her husband, Rudy Lopez of Santa Clara; and a granddaughter AlexisEsquibel of Santa Clara. Other survivors include numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and her many freinds from Tortugas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Esquibel, in 1986, and by her mother, Aurora Samaniego, in 1981. calling hours are from 5-7 p. m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 11 a. m. in Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow in Santa Clara Cemetery, where she will lay to rest next to her mother. Serving as casket bearers will be Albert Holguin, Bobby Muniz, David Valles Jr., Denise Duran, Eugene Serna and William Martinez. Honorary bearers will be Albert Granillo, and Amber and Richard Uibel. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapel.

Esquivel: Antonia M. Esquivel, 69, a Deming resident, died Monday morning in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital. The funeral mass was this morning at ten in the St. Ann Catholic Church with the Rev. Francisco Irisarri officiating and interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery. She was born June 6, 1919 in Fierro and was a homemaker. She was a resident of Deming for five years having previously lived in Azusa, Calif. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and the League of the Sacred Heart. Survivors include her husband, Jose, of the home; five sons, Joe Esquivel of Azusa, Raymundo Esquivel of Diamond Bar, Calif., Alcario Esquivel of Dallas, Texas, Ponciano Eaquivel of Trinity, N. C., and Johnny Esquivel of South El Monte, Calif.;three daughters, Niccolasa Sarinana of Pomona, Calif., Isabel Esquivel of Azusa and Vivian Whitten of Covina, Calif.; four brothers, E. E. Molina of Fierro, Lois Molina of Bell, Calif., George Molina of Tucson, Ariz, and Paul Molina of Los Angeles, Calif.; and 17 grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Esquivel: Florencio Eli Esquivel of Hanover, 37, an employee of the Peru Mining Co., suffered injuries at his work about 8:30 Tuesday morning, which resulted in his death at Hillcrest General Hospital about 1 p. m. Mr. Esquivel, a veteran miner of the Peru Co., was walking in a drift of the Kearney shaft and on a slope. He chanced to pass a loosened rock just as it fell. He was crushed. Florencio Eli Esquivel was born at Ojo Sarco, N. M. He is survived by his wife, Ramona; a daughter, Maria Elena; a son, Florencio, Jr.; two brothers, Maliquias and Alfredo Esquivel, both of Valerde, N. M.; and one sister, Mrs. Bernave Moestaes of Olathe, Colo. Funeral services will be held this afternoon in the Bayard Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial will be in the Hurley Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Mortuary.

ESSICK: Suzanne H. Essick, 60, of Silver City passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at Fort Bayard National cemetery. Interment will he at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Essick was born Jan. 8, 193. 7, in Cleveland. She was the daughter of William S. Horth and Velma Carpenter Horth. She was married to Jim Essick. Mrs. Essick is survived by her husband and one brother, Thomas Horth of New Bury Port, Mass. Mrs. Essick graduated magna cum laude in pre-medicine from the. University of Wyoming and completed her graduate work at Case Western Reserve University in medical librarianship. While in graduate school in Cleveland, she met her future husband, Jim Es- ~ sick. They lived in Baltimore, where each practiced their specialty in the library field. Articles by Mrs. Essick have been published in several newspapers and periodicals, including Good Medicine and Children's Digest. She was active in the Best Sellers' Writing Group and a writing critique group. She was a member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She had lived in Silver City since 1972. Mrs. Essick was meetinghouse librarian in the Silver City Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and 'her husband is in the bishopric in the ward. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Grant County Humane Society. Bright Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Estes: Albert C. Estes, 83, died at Resthaven Nursing Home in Silver City Monday. Mr. Estes, a retired rancher, had lived in Silver City seven years. Surviving are two sons, Albert L. Estes of Redmond, Ore., and Elmer O . Estes of Rosevelle, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Vertis Mae Horn of Silver City and Mrs. Gladys G. Main of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Estes of Marana, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. Emilie Hill of Arcadia, Calif, and Mrs. Lela McCord of San Rafael, N. M. Curtis-Bright was in charge of the funeral.

ESTES: Cheryl Lynn Estes. 43, a resident of Lordsburg entered into eternal rest Sun. day at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca'S Funeral

Estes: Elwa B. Estes, 81, of Glenwood, passed away Saturday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Glenwood Woman's Club and a homemaker. She is survived by two sisters, Belva Bradd of Glenwood and Mrs. C. A. (May) Beasley of Chino Valley, Ariz.; one brother, Adron Bumgarner of Las Cruces; three nephews, Raymond Bumgarner of Las Cruces, Garner Beasley of Phoenix and Terence Stoker of San Francisco; and two nieces, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Shull of Covina, Calif., and Mrs. Bob Lenora Heineger of Pomona, Calif. Funeral services were held today at 11a. m. in the Community Presbyterian Church in Glenwood. Burial will take place Thursday in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Las Cruces. Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Bumgarner, Larry Tackman, Terence Stoker, Bucky Allred, Lawrence Tucker and Robert Shull. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ESTIVILL: The Rev. Father Ramon Estivill, 92, former pastor of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, entered into eternal rest Monday, Jan. 19, at his home in Las Cruces. Visitation will begin Thursday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7, led by Monsignor John Anderson. The body will lie in state Friday morning beginning at 9 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, where the funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10. Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of the Diocese of Las Cruces will preside. The, rite of committal and interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Salem led by Father Dan Porter, pastor of Infant Jesus Church in Hurley. Father Estivill was born April 28, 1905, to Pablo Estivill and Irene Miro in Reus, Barcelona, Spain. He attended Holy Family Seminary and the Jesuit Seminary in Barcelona and it was there that he was ordained to the holy priesthood Dec. 17, 1927. He served as a missionary in Spain, Africa, Argentina, Brazil and Italy. Father Estivill came to the United States in 1937 upon being accepted by Bishop Anthony Joseph Schuler of the Diocese of El Paso and joined his brother, Father Miguel Estivill, who was already serving as a parish priest in the diocese. Father Ramon served in the communities of Salem, Rodey, Rincon, Garfield, Arrey and Hillsboro. Following that work he became the pastor of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley in 1940, and in 1950 it was under his pastorship that the present church building was constructed. Father Estivill continued there as pastor until his retirement in 1970, when he moved to Las Cruces. He remained very active, celebrating daily Mass in his private chapel and utilizing his many talents as an accomplished musician. composer, celebrated 70 years in the ministry on Dec. 171 1991. Survivors ir1clude several nieces and nephews in Spain, and his housekeeper, Mary Padilla of Las Cruces, who cared for him for 60 years. Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, and his brother, Father Miguel Estivill, who died in Santa Rita on Nov. 24, 1944. pallbearers will be Dr. Aifredo Mayorga, Denting Mayor Sam Baca, Lt. Col. Ramon Padilla, Eddie F. Padilla, Nelson Lionel "Sonny" Haggerson III, and Anthony P. Acosta. Honorary bearers are all of his former altar boys. In lieu of flowers, at the request of Father Estivill, memorials may be made to the Diocese of Las Cruces Seminary Fund. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

EStrADA: Consuela Duarte Estr&da, 80, a Silver City resident, entered eternallife Monday morning a Horizon Southwest. She was born Nov. 19, 1917,,I Fierro to the late Tiburei'and Ignacia (VillarealDuarte, the fifth of six children. She was a home Friday make visitation will begin at 3 this afternoon. The prayer vigil will follow at 7:30 at Baca'I Funeral Chapels. The tuner;liturgy will be celebratedy morning at 10 at Our  Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Dan Porter officiating. Internment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include three sons, Fred Estrada and his wife Yolanda, of Tyrone; David Estrada and his wife, Dora of Mesa, Ariz., and Steve Estrada of Las Cruces; two daughters, Gloria Villegas Grants and Tillie Estrada Bayard; one brother, Cruz Duarte and his wife, Jessi of Bayard; nine grandchildren, Oscar Stella, Bell, Lisa Estrada, Ada and Yvonne Marquez, Freddy, Diane, Joshua and Daniel Estrada; and nine great-grandchildren, Dustin Samantha and Sabrina Estrada, Melissa, Arline, Tina Marquez, ValeryJaramillo, and Brandon and Lacy Bell. Casket bearers will be Oscar Stellal, Ada Marquez, and Joshua Daniel, Freddy and Dust Estrada. Honorary bearers are the rest of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren nieces and nephews, and his brother, Cruz V. Duarte Entrusted to the care Baca's Funeral Chapel U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive.

Magdalena Norero Estrada, 63, from San Juan in the Mimbres Valley, died Wednesday in Farmington. She was a daughter in the pioneer Norero family. Survivors include her husband, Martin Estrada, originally from Lordsburg;' six sons, David, Orlando, J. W., Harry, Sammy and Alex, all of Farmington; three sisters, Mrs. Lumina Lucero from Albuquerque and Lily Pullifer and Mrs. Eloy Norero of Bayard; seven brothers, Alex, Mike, Gabriel and Lorenzo of Albuquerque, Charlie of San Juan and Antonio and Felix of Bayard. Services were held in Farmington.
Marcos S. 'Estrada, 70 was stricken with a' fatal heart attack Sunday on Bremen St. near his home. He had lived here for 35. years and was a retired, miner, working for many years for the U. S. Smelting & Refining & Mining Co. Surviving are two sons, Francisco and Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Louis A. Gomez and Mrs. Lupe Medran; 2t grandchildren' and 13 great grandchildren. Rosary services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at 9 a. m. Wednesday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial took place In Mountain View cemetery at Deming.

EStrADA: Martimiana T. "Martha" Estrada, 78, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Silver City Care Center. Calling hours were held Tuesday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil followed, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy was to be celebrated today at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment followed at the Cliff/Gila Mesa Catholic Cemetery. She was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Gila to Paz and Delfina (Placencio) Torrez. She was a homemaker and enjoyed camping and reading. She also enjoyed cooking, especially making her tortillas and red chili. She always looked forward to the Torrez Fourth of July family reunions. She never missed one in 53 years. She loved her family very much and enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Antonio S. "Tony" Estrada Sr. of the home; seven sons, Benito Torrez of Gila, Arturo Chavez and wife, Marlene, of Los Lunas, Esequiel "Zeke" Chavez and wife, Amelia "Molly," of Arenas Valley, Jose Chavez and wife, Marcella, of Premont, Texas, Arnold R. Chavez and wife, Olga, of Silver City, Christopher R. Estrada and wife, Lorraine, of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Antonio M. Estrada Jr. and wife, Olga, of Santa Clara; two daughters, Rosie C. Nevarez and husband, Joe, of Silver City, and Teresa Borunda and husband, Freddy, of San Manuel, Ariz.; four brothers, Lorenzo Torrez and wife, Anita, of Tucson Ariz., Selestino Torrez and wife, Josefina, of Hayden, Ariz., Demenico Torres and wife Manuela of Santa Clara; and Paz Torrez and wife Sandy, of Arenas Valley 27 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Estrada was preceded in death by her Parents; her first husband Esequiel Chavez, in 1955 an infant son, Ernesto Estrada- and three sisters. Anselma Polonco, Gregory Carbajal and Chestina Leyba. Casket bearers were Roman Torrez, Louie Navarez, Art Chavez Antonio "Marce" Estrada IH Virginia M. Estrada and Carlitos Chavez. Honorary pallbearers were the rest of her grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334

Mrs. Palma S. Estrada, 95, arid a resident of Santa Rita for 41 years, died last Thursday at her home. Funeral arrangements and burial were in charge of the Cox Mortuary. Surviving are four daughters, Altagracia Estrada, Santa Rita; Mrs. Ramon Maya, Vanadium; Mrs. Isabel Barley, Mexico; and, Mrs. Della Jiminez, Los Angeles. Also by 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Estrada: Beatrice Torres Estrada, 59, a lifelong Deming area resident, entered eternal rest Sunday at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Calling hours will be from two to five this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the vigil service will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church at seven this evening. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ten, also at St. Ann's, with the Rev. Alfred Galvan, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Mountain view Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. She was born June 14, 1935 in Deming to Procopio "P. D. " Torres and Paula Almeraz. She was a graduate of Deming High School and pursued a career in education, receiving a bachelor's degree at Western New Mexico University and a master's at the University of California in Los Angeles. For many years, she served as a teacher and administrator in the Gallup-McKinley School District, and returned home to Deming as principal at Martin School in 1978. She later was assistant principal at Deming Junior High School and served as district director of special education and director of instruction until her retirement in 1993. After retirement, she devoted her time to serving in civic and charitable programs., especially those involving handicapped children, and was on the staff at Baca's Funeral Chapels. She was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church, where she served as a lector and a member of the finance council. He memberships included the Pan American Roundtable, Luna County Border Belles and New Mexico First. She was serving as a board member of Southwest Mental Health Agency, Columbus Electric Co-op and the Rio Mimbres Country Club. Survivors include her father, P. D. Torres of Deming; her husband, Frank Estrada of Deming; two sons, Andrew Estrada of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Elias Estrada of Las Cruces; a daughter, Valarie Smith of Las Cruces; a sister, Elsie Torres of Deming; a brother, Henry Torres of Silver City; five grandchildren; and one niece. She was preceded in death by her mother, Paula Torres in 1975. Pallbearers will be Carlos Viramontes, Hector Madrid, Tommy Perez, Pete Segulja, Armando Estrada and Richard Leyba. Honorary bearers named are Bert Irwin, Ed Kretek, Fred Almeraz and Brian Lundy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Pan-American Roundtable Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

Estrada: Francisco Webb Estrada, 65, of Duluth, Minn., died Monday, Sept. 17, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Deming and had been a Duluth resident for more than 20 years. He retired in 1962 after 20 years in the Army. He had been employed by the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway for 17 years in the maintenance department, retiring in 1989. He was a member of West End VFW Post 137. He is survived by three sisters, Virginia Valverde of Rialto, Calif., Josie Benavidez of Hurley and Lupe Sanchez of Los Angeles. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery in Duluth.

Estrada: Mateo J. Estrada, 65, an El Paso, Texas, resident and former Lordsburg resident, died Thursday at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso. Visitation will start this evening at 5 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg, where the prayer vigil will be said at 7. The funeral liturgy will begin Saturday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Estrada was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Lordsburg. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and then attended New Mexico State University, attaining his commission as a military intelligence officer. He then entered the Vietnam War and served until 1969, when he retired. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Retired Officers' Association. He was also a member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in EL Paso. His family members include is wife of 44 years, Rita, of El Paso; five sons, Richard of Dallas, Robert and Patrick of El Paso, and Lawrence and Steven of Washington, D. C.; one daughter, Mary Ann Estrada of Lexington, KY; four brothers, Martin of Farmington, and Margarito, Jesus and Daniel, all of Lordsburg; and two sisters Juana Ramirez, and Petra Estrada Renteria, both of Lordsburg. He also left two grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

EStrADA: Mrs. Teresa G. Estrada, 65, who had suffered ill health for some time, died Saturday at her home in Glenwood. The deceased was born in Mogollon and had lived all of her life in Catron County. Survivors include six sons, Jesus Gonzales, Ernest Estrada and Emelio Estrada, all of Morenci, Ariz., Danny Estrada of Taos and Raymond and Wilfred Estrada of Reserve; two daughters, Mrs. Juan Armijo of Show Low, Ariz., and Mrs. T. E. Dummitt of Eugene, Ore.; 26 grandchildren and five brothers and one sister. The rosary service was held at the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City, and the funeral mass was said at St. Nincent de Paul's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. The body will then be taken to Glenwood to lie in state at the home. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Bracket of Aragon officiated at the committal service Wednesday in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Estrada: Sarah Ogas Estrada, born October 5, 1921, a lifetime resident of Silver City, passed away Sept 10, in Hillcrest General Hospital after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her husband Frank Estrada Sr. of Silver City; two sons and one daughter, Elijio Ogas Jr. (Leo), Orlando Ogas and Martha Vasquez; six grandchildren, Michelle and Mindy Vasquez, Mariscela Ogas, Patsy, Rhonda and Pete Ogas; two brothers and two sisters, GustanoMonje, Ramon Monje and Eva Sainz of Silver City and Mary Vigil of Las Cruces. The Rosary Recitation was held Friday, Sept. 12, with Father James Milano of St. Vincent Catholic Church and Pastor W. W. Coker of the First Assembly of God Church officiating. Funeral Mass was said Sept. 13, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Pallbeares were Arthur Horcasitas, Henry Holguin, Tommy Ogas, PeteTorres, Zeke Herrera and Frank Estrada Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were Demacio Torres, George Herra, Rudy Vasquez, Angel Alcarez, Alfredo Baca, Joe Paz, Cruz Bustillos, Ron Baca and Fred Montes. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Funeral.

Ethelbah: Catherine Ruth Ethelbah, 62, died Saturday at Ft. Bayard. Mrs. Ethelbah is survived by two sons, Gerald Ethelbah of Whiteriver, Az. and Lawrence Ethelbah of Peterburg, Ala. Graveside services were held Wednesay at 9 p. m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

ETHEREDGE: Frank Willard Etheredge, 79, passed away Friday in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Mr. Etheredge was born in Raton and lived most of his life in New Mexico. He was a Navy veteran and was on the first voluntŰer convoy to rebuild Pearl Harbor after the Japanese bombing. He married Rosalinda Tafoyaand they had three daughters. Carolyn Burk, Betty Jaineson and Mary Ann Longwell, all of Silver City; three adopted children, Frank Etheredge Jr., Sarah Etheredge and Bertram Etheredge, all of Arizona; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Milan of Milwaukee, Wis., and Ester Morrison of Silver City;. six grandchildren, Barbara Kuester, RoRocky Lock, Becky Rurk. Linda Longwell, Rolent Aguirre and Craig Longwell; six great-grandchildren, John Ross, Shelli Ross, Ty Guerra, Shane Cunn, Ross Guerra and Regan Aguirre Jrand numewrous nieces and nephews. Military graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2pm at Fort Bayard National cemetery with the Rev Ken Schutz of Vally community congregational church officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Miller, Harris Gray, Rocky Lock, Frank Powell, Reagan Aguirre, and Craig Longwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Burk, Ross Jameson, Brad Cooper, William Jameson, Fisher Longwell, John Gage, Tony Powell, and Frank etheridge. The family request that contributions me made to favorite charities. Curtis Bright was in charge.

Etheredge: Edgar Earl Etheredge, 71, died Sunday in Silver City. Mr. Etheredge was a member of the Methodist Church, the Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55, the Hurley Eastern Stars No. 43 and was an active member of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Etheredge was a veteran of World War II and retired from the U. S. Air Force after 22 years. He was decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Soldiers Medal and many others during his military career. He was employed by the Grant County Sheriff's Dept. and served as the chief of police in Hurley. Survivors include two sons, Frank E. Etheredge of Silver City and Robert G. Etheredge of Alpine Texas; his mother, Martha Lois Drake of Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Winnedale "Susie" Oakley and Alice Joy Fry, both of Arlington, and Nellie June Vaughn of Grand Prarie, Texas; and 10 grandchildren. Mr. Etheredge was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia L. Etheredge, on May 8, l985, and by a brother, Glenn L. Etheredge, in l982. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a. m. Wednesday, followed by services at ll a. m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with David Strain and the Eastern Stars officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. l8. Serving as pallbearers will be Guy Ozment, Homer Young, Don Rutten, Odell Fortenberry, William Frazier and Arline Ruebush. Honorary pallbearers are all of his many friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box l943, Silver City, N. M. 88062. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Etheredge: Hollamae Etheredge, 71, died at 5:15 a. m. Oct. 14, following a heart attack at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Danville, Ill. Interment was in Oakwood, Ill. She had been a resident of Silver City for the past seven years, during which time she was a cosmetologist at the House of Coiffure in the Maxwell House.

Etheredge: Rosalinda T. Etheredge, 87, of Silver City, entered eternal rest Friday at her home. She was born Aug. 9, 1907 in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico to Francisco and Andrea Aguirre Tafoya. She moved to the Silver City area at the age of four. She was a homemaker. She was a deeply religious woman and spent much time studying the Bible. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Longwell of Silver City and Betty Jameson of Central; her sister-in-law, Ester Morrison, and son-in-law, Jack Burk; her brother, Frank Tafoya of Fontana, Calif.; three sisters, Transita Matta of Temple City, Calif., Carmen Borrego of Silver City and Adelina Ugartechea of San Fernando Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Burk. The funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Officiating at the services will be Charles Wells and Robert Pederson. Serving as casket bearers are Jack Burk, Frank Powell, Graig Longwell, and Ty, Ross and Shane Jameson. Honorary bearers are Laird Gillispie, Rocky Lock, Bobby and Norman Borrego, Charlie Jameson, Brad Cooper, Regan Aguirre, Gene Lock and Stacy Ross. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

"Smokie" Ethridge about 28 years old, a WWII veteran who had lived in Bayard since September, was burned to death Tuesday night in a fire of undetermined origin that destroyed his trailer house. The victims home was in Brownwood TX, where relatives reside. He had been employed by Evatt's Service Station in Bayard. Investigation of Ethridges death continue Wednesday after Peace justice R O Day sitting as coroner and a jury awaited a report by police chief Lesslie Goforth of Bayard and deputy Sheriff John Turley of all available facts of the fatality. Funeral arrangements are by Cox mortuary.

ETHEREDGE: Patricia L. Etheredge, 60, died at her home in Silver City Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 24, 1924, in Douglas, Ariz., Mrs. Etheredge moved to Grant County with her mother in early childhood. She attended schools in Santa Rita and Silver City. Following a whirlwind courtship of three days, on March 15, 1942, she married E. Earl Etheredge who was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. Mrs. Etheredge had a lengthy career with the United States Civil Service, having spent 14 years at overseas assignments and in Washington, D. C., with the Office of Special Investigator and Joint Chiefs of Staff. She worked for Chino Mines prior to joining the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier at the honey Post Office. Locally, she served as worthy mat ron of Hurley Chapter No. 43, Order of Eastern Star, in 1967 and 1980-81. At the time of her death she was serving in this capacity for the third time. Mrs. Etheredge was a past mother advisor, Hurley Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Giris. She served a number of years on its advisory board and was a holder of the Grand Cross of Color. She was an active member of the Grant County Chapter, American Cancer Society, and had served on its finance committee. She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Manatt Lea in 1960. Mrs. Etheredge is survived by her husband, Master Sgt. E. Earl Etheredge, retired; two sons, Frank Earl Etheredge of Farmington and Robert Glen Etheredge of South Carohina; her father, Frank Lea, Grant County', a sister, Frances Lea Ozment, also of Grant County'; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and sever al nieces and nephews. Funeral services will he held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Wheeler Funeral 11am under the direction of tin Rev. David St rain with Hurley Chapter No t3, Eastern Star. assisting at the chapel. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Henery Wa Ilace. Odell Fortenberry, Walker Keenc, WilliainGarton, Iru Bray and Don Ruttan. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Crawford, Robert "Bob Bates, James ''Jim' Wilson, W. F. "Bill" Frazier, Homer Young and WW. Westwood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions he made to the (;rant County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, through Wheeler Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral home of Silver City.

ETICITTY: Fred Eticitly, 80, a resident of Fort Bayard. entered eternal life Thursday, Any. 5, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Eticitty was born Nov. 28, 1918 at the Naschiti Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation lo Harry and Mary Nillic Bryant Eticitty. He was a retired employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a Marine veteran of World War II. Cremation has taken place by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Private family services are planned at a later dale. Survivors include one brother, Tom Eticitty of the Navajo reservation; tlirec sisters, Mary Ivcs of Chaparral, Amelia Nialcliec of Albuquerque and Emily Turner of Rockport, Texas. Entrusted to tin- care Bacas Funeral Chapels, U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

EUBANK: Mary C. Eubank, 96, a 25-year resident of Silver City, died Monday, Nov. 10, in Clovis, Calif., after a stroke and a month long illness. She was born to Sara Ann Ailshire and Brazil Richardson on April 6, 1901, in Madison County, md. As a young woman, she moved to Cincinnati, completing her business degree and marrying. She Was preceded in death by her husband Farell Eubank. At age 75, she retire from the state of Ohio offices and moved to Silver City. During that period she was active in the Women 's Democratic Society and the Garden club, and was past noble grand in the Daughters of the American Revolution Lodge. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ester Burbank-Cox granddaughters, Kimberly and Pamela, Sue Henkel; grandson Aron John Ash, and his wife Pam; her two great grandchildren, Jared and Jenna. Rememberances may be made to the Catholic Church or daughters of America Lodge in Liu of flowers.

EUDALY: Bonnie Louise Eudaly, 63, of Weatherford, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 20, at her home. Mrs. Eudaly was born June 21, 1936, in Amarillo, Texas. She was a resident of Parker County for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Springtown Road Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Martin Eudaly of Weatherford; one son, Marty Eudaly of Weatherford;. and two brothers, James Burk of Springtown, Texas, and Ted Burk of Silver City. Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, May 24, in the Springtown Road Church of Christ, with Minister John Herington officiating. Inter- ment was in the Lone Star Cemetery in Wise County, Texas. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements,

Joe M. Evans, one of El Paso's most colorful Southwestern cowmen, died last Saturday after along illness. He was 84. Funeral services were Tuesday in the First Baptist Church withDr. Woodjon Annes officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. Widely known throughout the Southwest for his cowboy humor and work as an energetic Christian layman with Cowboy Camp meetings, Inc., he had enjoyed a long and varied career as cattle rancher, wild game hunter, cattle broker, author and traveling lay teacher. Mr. Evans was a member of a famous Davis Mountain family at came to West Texas from Compasos County in 1884 in a wagon drawn by oxen, "In the Days when there were no fences between Central Texas and the wild West" He was One of eight boys and one girl who helped establish a sprawling cattle dynasty that has more than 100 -members living in West Texas. New Mexico and Mexico. Mr. Evan's parents have been credited with starting the famed Bloy's Camp Meeting near Fort Davis, Texas, and he himself was instrumental in founding more than 10 other such camp meetings for ranch families throughout the West. For many years he gave his time and money to forwarding the work of "organizing the cowboys for God. " A rancher until 1937, once running nearly 30,000 head of cattle in the Slash Ranch in Texas and the Beaverhead and H-Y ranches in New Mexico he was a commission broker with an office in the Hotel Paso del Norte for 20 Years.

Mrs. Pamela Evans, 21, of Hurley, was killed Saturday in a highway accident east of Deming, when a truck driven by Clarence Ft. Rendelman, of Silver City, went out of control and rolled over. Rendelman was uninjured. The accident was investigated by State Police Patrolman Steve Lindsey. An inquest was held at the Mahoney Funeral Home in Deming and the coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Samuel Thompson, pastor of the Silver City Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Memory' Lane Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, John C. Evans, serving in the Navy at San Diego, Calif.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Matthews, of Hurley; a brother, John A. Matthews, Silver City, arid a sister, Mrs. Franzoy, of Santa Fe.

EVANS: Raymond Evans, 18, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered eternal life Friday, Feb. 19. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels.

EVANS: Raymond Pete Evans, 18, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away at his home Friday, Feb. 19. He was born Feb. 7, 1981, in Silver City and was a student at Silver High School. A memorial vigil service will be held Thursday at 6 p. m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting the Holy Rosary. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his parents, Bonnie Evans and Angel Peru of Silver City; two sisters, Lisa Madrid and husband, Anthony, of Tucson, Ariz., and Susan Peru of Silver City; a brother, Angel Peru Jr. of Silver City; two nieces, Alexis Madrid and Jessica Peru; one nephew, Anthony Madrid Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Luz Peru, and his maternal grandparents, John Carl and Mary Evans. He was preceded in death by his grand- father, Pete Peru, and great-grandmother, Lily Turman. Honorary bearers are Salvador Ray Cordova, Pete Evans Jr., Mike Wernky, Jeramiah Evans, and Josh and Judd Evans. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Funeral services were held Monday for Walter S. Evans who died at his. home Saturday morning. He had been a resident of Silver City for the past nine years. He came here from Detroit Mich. His wife, Mrs. Nancy K. Evans, is the only survivor. Services were held at the Cox mortuary at 10 am. with the Rev. David Holt of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Pallbearers were George Arnold, Tucson; Bates Wilson, Moab, Utah; Robert Judge, Sid Curtis, James T. Christopherson and H O Robertson. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. R. E. Watts, Wayne Wilson, W. S. Haston and the Rev. J. P. Linnane.

Evans: James H. Evans, 79, of Sapulpa, Okla., passed away Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. He was born May 23, 1912, in Clarita, Okla. He retired in 1976 as superintendent of schools in Broxton, Okla. Survivors are his daughters, Patricia Keesee of Silver City, Frances Farley of Oklahoma and Mary Simmons of Louisiana; three sons, James Evans Jr. and William Evans of Oklahoma, and Alan Evans of Kansas; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Sapulpa at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Lee and Walnut Church of Christ. Burial will follow in South Heights Cemetery.

Evans: Memorial services have been announced for Jay Deane Evans,81, a retired Albuquerque physician, who passed away Jan. l6. Dr. Evans was medical director at the Fort Bayard Medical Center in the late l970s. Following his retirement, he moved to Tucson, Ariz., and was later a resident of Oceanside, Calif. He was a York Rite Mason and belonged to Santa Rita Lodge No. 44 at the time of his death. Memorial services will be at 10 a. m. Friday in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. C. M. Henderson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

EVANS: Jimmie Edwin Evans, 54, of Animas passed away Saturday in Anima~ Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Middle Animas Cemetery. The Rev. Houston Moore will officiate. Interment will follow in the Middle Animas Cemetery. Mi. Evans was born Aug. 27, 1942, in Lordsburg. He was the son of Jessie Washburn Evans and the late Robert E. Evans. He was married td Carol Hulsey on Aug. 20, 1958, in Silver City. Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Carol; his mother; two sons, Rusty Evans of Animas and Larry Evans of Lordsburg; two brothers, Leon Evans and Badger Evans, both of Animas; and three grandchildren, Brandon and Tyson Evans of Animas and Kenneth Evans of Lordsburg. Mr. Evans was i farmer and rancher in Animas for many years. PaIl~ bearers will be Eli Evans, Steve Patton, Joe Patton, Johnny Graham, Homer Evans and Clyde Keene. Honorary bearers are Art Estrada, Alfred Johnson, Jin~ Spurgeon, Charlie Hoggett, Hugh Peterson and Bill. Smyers. Lordsburg Funeral. Home has charge of funeral. arrangements.

Evans: Lysbeth Evans, died Sunday Sept. 20 at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1908, and had lived in Tucson with her husband Dr. J. D. Evans. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Frank B. Evans of Madison, WI; J. D. Evans Jr., of Tucson; and one daughter, Joann D. of Albuquerque. Graveside services for Mrs. Evans were Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a. m. at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Richmeyer officiating and the American Legion doing the Color Guard Honors. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Evans: Vernon R. Evans, 77, of Whiteface, Texas, passed away Sunday. He was a former resident of Silver City. Mr. Evans was born Sept, 23, 1914. He resided in Grant County for about 49 years. He is survived by his wife, Nellie, of Whiteface; a daughter, Barbara Henry, also of Whiteface; a son, Roy Dale Evans of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers; and a sister. Funeral services will be held at Prices Funeral Home in Levelland, Texas, at 11 a. m. Thursday.

Evans: William A. Evans, 70, a Phoenix lawyer nationally recognized as a n expert in mining and water law, died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix. Evans spearheaded the development of water sources for the Phelps Dodge Corp. mining and metallurgical operation in Arizona and New Mexico. The company named a dam and lake in western New Mexico in his honor. Evans also played a leading role in Phelps Dodge reservoir development in Arizona. They include Show Low Lake, Fools Hollow Lake and Blue Ridge Reservoir on West Clear Creek. He attended New Mexico Institute at Roswell and graduated from Stanford University in 1927. Evans was president of the Phoenix Country Club and was active in the Boy Scouts, YMCA and other community organization. He had been ont he appeals board of the Selective Service System in Arizona for several years. He also was on the board of Tovrea Packing Co., Farmer's and Stockmen's Bank and the Arizona Bank. Survivors include his wife, Margurete, one daughter, Mrs. George Mariscal, two sons, William and Michael, a sister, Mrs. E. H. Blue and four grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at noon in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

Death Sunday at Bayard claimed Jerry Donald Evartt 13 month old son of MR and Mrs Morris B Evatt. Thebody was sent Monday to Brownwood Tx for internment . Arrangements by Cox mortuary.

EVATT: Mary Opal Evatt, 80, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 27, at her home. She was born Sept. 16,1918, in Vernon, Texas. Mrs. Evatt was a member of the Bayard Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She was past matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Silver City, past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge in Bayard, and former Lioness of the Bayard Lions Club. She will be remembered as always ready to 'help everyone. Her family was most important in her life. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with David Strain officiating. Burial will follow at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Eddie Evatt and his wife, Claudine, of Hanover, and Bill Evatt and his wife, Betsy,, of Arenas Valley; a daughter, Sue Fischer, and her husband, David, of Silver City; three sisters, Vesta Rankin of Ei Paso, Texas, Ernestine Jordan of Prineville, Ore., and Cora Johnson of Fremont, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a grandson, a brother, a sister, and a sister-in-law, Garlyn Hoge. Casket bearers will be Phil, Mike and Troy Evatt, Keith Fischer, Bill Burns and Rick Tarazon. Honorary bearers are Dr. John Bell, Kenneth F. Fischer, Wiliard Willis, Ron Darnell, Darwin Bleak, Howie Miller. Frank Baca and Harold Springer. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Gila Chapter Masonic Scholarship Fund, in care of Stanton Wallace. No. 58 Rosedalc Road, Silver City, NM 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U. S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 3SS- 2334.

EVATT: Morris Baxter Evatt, 78, of Bayard entered into rest Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center,He was born May 12, 1916, in May, Texas, and had been a 50-year resident of Grant County. Mr. Evatt was a retired owner of a service station and auto parts store in Bayard, and a member of the Bayard United Methodist Church. He was a member of Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44for more than 30 years and of the Bayard Lions Club for more than 50 years. He was a past member of the Odd Fellows, former fire chief with the Bayard Volunteer Fire Department, formerBayard city councilor, former school board member with the Bayard Schools, now known as Cobre Consolidated Schools, and a member of Silver City Eastern Star No. 3. Calling hours will be from 5-7this evening in Baca's Funeral Chapels where the funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2with the Rev. Robert Bellows officiating. Concluding services will follow at the Silver City Masonic  Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge conducting. Survivors include his wife, Mary Opal Evau of Bayard; two sons, Eddie Evatt and his wife, Claudine, of Silver City, and Bill F. Evatt and his wife, Betsy, of Arenas Valley; a daughter, Sue Fischer, and her husband, David of Silver City; four sisters Veda Strong of Odessa Texas, Maxine Caffey o Clifton, Texas, Garlyn Hogi and her husband, Bill, of Silver City, and Martha Collins of Houston; four grandsons, Troy Evatt an his wife, BobbyJo, of Denver, Phillip Evatt and his wife, Brandi, of Hurley, Mike Evatt and his wife, Suzi, of Kent, Wash., and Keith Fischer of Silver City; two granddaughters, Sherrie Evatt of Las Cruces, and Dawn Ann Sircy and her husband, Edward, of Tacoma, Wash.; a great-granddaughter, Haley, of Arenas Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Donald Evatt; a grandson, Kenny Fischer; two brothers, Jack and Reg Evatt; and a sister, Billie Bagley. Casket bearers will be Troy, Phillip and Mike Evatt, Keith Fischer, Duane Steele and Michael Medley. Honorary bearers will be Willard Willis, Frank Baca, Ron Darnell, Mike Sayer, Ken Fischer, Eldon Steele, Max Hudson, Rex Dempsey, Dwight Houston, Dr. John Bell, Tom Foy, Richard Garrett, Roy Thornton, Grover Walker and Edward Sircy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gila Chapter Masonic Scholarship Fund in care of Stanton WalIace 58 Rosedale Road, Silver City, 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels. .

Everard: Bette Everard, 78, a 49-year resident of Grant County, died early Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 21, 1916 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Mrs. Everard was a homemaker, past president of the Silver City Woman's Club, past president of the Grant County Crime Stoppers program, and a longtime member of the Gray Ladies, a volunteer group at Hillcrest Hospital. She was formerly a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two in Baca's Funeral Chapels. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include her husband, Robert G. Everard of Silver City; a son, Rod Everard of Silver City; a daughter, Valerie Hopkirk of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Watson of Wales; and four grandchildren, Donald and Robert Hopkirk of San Jose, Tamara Everard Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tanya Everard of Denver. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Everard: Bette Everard, 78, a 49-year resident of Grant County, died early Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 21, 1916 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Mrs. Everard was a homemaker, past president of the Silver City Woman's Club, past president of the Grant County Crime Stoppers program, and a longtime member of the Gray Ladies, a volunteer group at Hillcrest Hospital. She was formerly a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two in Baca's Funeral Chapels with Mr. Dale Rogers officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include her husband, Robert G. Everard of Silver City; a son, Rod Everard of Silver City; a daughter Valerie Hopkirk of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Watson of Wales; and four grandchildren, Donald and Robert Hopkirk of San Jose, Tamara Everard Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas and Tanya Everard of Denver. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

George Everard, 76, was buried Tuesday in the family plot in the Silver City cemetery, following his death Saturday, resulting from a brief illness. He was a resident of Silver City and Grant county for the past 45 years, coming from New York as a youth to start a black smith shop in this area. He worked at his trade for many years, achieving renown as an excellant black smith and horse shoeer, during an age when such a vocation was of great importance. He had been retired for the past few years. Survivors include a son, Robert G. Everard, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Rhue Estes, of California, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Elks lodge room proceeding burial. All arrangements were under the direction of Cox mortuary.

William Everhart, 30, a former resident of Silver city who was employed for several years by Clifton Chevrolet, died at the veterans Hospital the past week in Amarillo Tx. He served during the war in korea in the U S Army. Immediate survivors are his wife Mrs Carl Everhart; a son, Curtis; his mother and a sister. Funeral services were held in Amarillo followed by burial there.

Final rites for R. E. Van Every, 53, were held Last Saturday at the Silver City Elks' Home with the Rev. David Holt officiating. The deceased died at Ft. Bayard Veteran's Facility following a brief Illness. Interment was at the Masonic cemetery. Active pallbearers were Buddy Gwyn, Ed Walkey, Jimmie FIerndon, Al Burns, Merle Hlekthan.

With no supporting evidence presented as yet to prove foul play in connection with the death of Mrs. Mary (Billie) Ewen, 30, found dead -of a shotgun wound, late Monday night, the coroner's jury -which was in session all- day Tuesday, asked for and was granted permission to recess until next Monday. Established thus far are the facts that Mrs Ewen's death was caused by shock and hemorrhage resulting when pellets from a . 410 gauge penetrated the abdomen from the front left side slightly below the middle of the torso; The . 410 is the smallest gauge shotgun in common use. -Complicating the investigation are several factors, one of them. Officials in the Investigation are Silver City Police. members of the Grant County Sheriff's department and City Judge Andrw Haugland. The latter is acting as coroner and presiding over the six-man jury hearing testimony on the case. District Attorney Thomas P. Foy is also acting in his official capacity. that two shots were fired from the gun. a single shot action weapon. The empty shell, apparently the first fired, was discovered under the body :of the, dea woman who. when 'found was lying on a cot in a store room at the Ewen home,12041/2 West St this city. The second shell remained in the gun found parallel to the cot. Powder burns on the side of the head indicated that the first shot fired came very close and the pellets were imbedded in the wall of the room. Reconstruction of the manner of firing. The gun by the deceased shows that if the act was one of self destruction, an extremely awkward position was necessary as the gun barrel was so long. Pictures taken at the scene, one of them showing are construction of the firing with the dead woman lying on her back, showed the impossibility of reaching the trigger. With the gun muzzle held against the wound and In a position to inflict the downward course the pellets took, the right arm was upheld and found to lack several inches of reaching the trigger. A theory advanced Is that the shot was fired with the body leaned forward on the bed giving added reach. Whether the impact of the charge was sufficient to stretch the body back full length upon the bed is an unknown factor. The complete absence of blood outside the body, indicates that it was not moved after death. All blood gathered within the gaping wound. George Ewen, husband of the deceased, stated that he . discovered his wife lying on the bed shortly after returning home from a movie. He quickly summoned Mrs. Margaret Barber, a near neighbor and said, "Something has happened to Billie. "The time of discovery was approximately 11:10 a. m. As far as can be learned, nobody in the neighborhood heard either of the two shots that were fired. Investigation into the events preceding the shooting showed that although Mrs. Ewen had not been feeling well seen? recent attack of bronchia pneumonia, and occasionally suffered dizzy spells as the result of an, auto accident about a year ago, she was in good spirits. During the afternoon and evening she is said to have made several telephone calls, one of them to a brother in an army camp and none of her conversation indicated other than that everything was normal with her mental attitude. Funeral services for the deceased were held this morning at 9:30 with mass at St. Vincent Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. John P. Lonnie officiated. Interment was made in the Silver City Cemetery. Survivors include a brother, two sisters and the-parents, the names of whom' are unknown at the time of this publication.

EWEN: George Ewen. 88, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Thursday at Sunset Vista Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 11. 1909, to Omar and Fannie Ewen in Estelline, Texas. He moved with his family to Colony. Kan., at an early age. He had been a resident of Silver City since 1936. Mr. Ewen served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 1 8. In 1 957, he married Florence Bilhrey. He was part 0wner and managed the Silver Bar and Package Store until he sold the business in 1965. He is survived by his wit~, Florence; a daughter. Jocann. 'Hoiman, and her husband, Chas: a granddaughter, Robin Cooper; one brother, Joe, and his wife, Bern ice, of Fort Worth. Texas; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by) two brothers, Hany of Iota. Kan., and Robert of Fair i Acres, Celif, and one grandson, Danny Holman. Cremation has taken place by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and at the request of the family. no services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral 'Chapels. U. S. East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

EYERLY: Harry Lee Eyerly, 84, died Saturday in Silver City. Mr. Eyerly was born in Clear Springs, Md. and came out west at the age of 16, working as a cowboy on ranches, as a fur trapper, and in mines. He homesteaded at Trechado in 1927. He married Gladys Baughman. lie worked for Thygueson Construction Co. building roads in New Mexico. After retiring due to ill health he lived in Albuquerque from 1962 to l982, at which time he moved to Silver City. He is survived by three daughters, Geraldine Day and her husband Tom of Hatchita, Edna Whitney and her husband Chuck of Palyas, and Vesta Hobbs of Norton KA; one sister, Vesta Callen of Litiz PA; three brothers, and Lewis of Hagerstown Md.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will he held Wednesday at 11 a. iii. in Fairview Park Cemetery in Albuquerque with Lawrence Boley officiating. Serving as pallbearers will he Charles Ingram, Tom Day, Charles Whitley,. Bob Gliesman, Jim Clanton and Jim Wyche. Arrangements arc by Curtis-Bright.

Facio: Leopoldo "Leo" Facio, 70, a resident of Bayard, died Thursday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.