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KAANTA: Henry W. Kaanta passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning at Providence Hospital in El Paso where he had been a patient for about a week. He was thought to have been improving when death occurred suddenly, caused by a blood clot Mr. Kaanta had been a semi-invalid for several years because of arthritis. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock today (Thursday) in Deming with Internment in the Deming cemetery. He is survived by his wife Sally and one son, Carter, and two grandchildren. He was a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and spent much of his early life in Russia, and was considered an authority on Russian life. He frequently gave talks and lectures about Russia. He was associated with the American Smelting & Refining Co. for some years at Vanadium and later was superintendent of the mill at Deming. He was also chief metallurgist for ASARCO. He was widely known in mining circles. He had retired only recently.
KAISER: Audrey Kaiser, 77, a Grant County resident, entered eterna1 life Sunday April 12, at home. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Fredrick and Eileen Kaiser. Mrs. Kaiser was a manager of a family business for many years. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with David Strait officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. She is survived by her sister, Mona Tanzola of Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

KAISER: The death of 3½-months old David Merle Kaiser, infant son of Phillip Kaiser of Albuquerque, occurred in that city last Saturday afternoon and marked the third death in the family of five during the past few months. Mrs. Phillip Kaiser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Briggs, of this city died Nov. 10 the day following the birth of her son whose death has now occurred. Preceding her in death was another son Melvin, age three who succumbed on Nov. 5. . Their deaths were caused by polio. Funeral services for the baby were held in Albuquerque Monday afternoon at 3:30. Survivors are the father, Phillip Kaiser, are a sister Sharon and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Merle Kaiser.

KAISER: Eileen E. Kaiser, 82, died Wednesday, December 26, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Kaiser was born in Brooklyn, New York, and had lived in Grant County for about four years. She is survived by two daughters, Audrey Kaiser of Silver City, Mona Tanzola of Mangus Springs, two grandchildren, Kas J. Nelson of Albuquerque, Kristen Garrity of St. Louis, Missouri and four great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Friday in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday, Dec. 29 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating ay both services. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. James R. Tanzola, Kas Nelson and James Kaiser.

KAISER: Funeral services for Mrs. Philip Kaiser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Briggs of Silver City, were held at the Strong & Thorne Funeral Home in Albuquerque on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The sudden bereavement suffered by the family, the second in less than a week, shocked this community where the deceased was well known. On Sunday, Nov. 5, Melvin Kaiser, three year old son of the deceased, died from the effect of bulbar polio after a brief illness. The young mother, the former Doris Briggs, 20 years of age, gave birth to a son, her third child, Thursday, Nov. 9, and on the following Saturday succumbed to the same disease which the little boy was stricken. The newborn baby survived. In addition to the husband and baby, other survivors are a daughter, Sharon; a sister, Miss Genevieve Briggs; one brother, Dean Briggs of Olympia, Wash.; and the Briggs.

KAMStrA: Lorene Kamstra, 81, entered eternal rest Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center, where she had been a resident for the past two years. Mrs. Kamstra had lived in Grant County for the past nine years. She was a member of the Bayard Church of Christ and was a retired nursing technician. Survivors include two sons, Duane Kamstra and his wife, Bettye, of Lancaster, Calif., and Donald Kamstra of Hurley; two daughters, Charla Holland and her husband, Walter, of Hurley, and Glenda Johnson and her husband, Larry, of Jennings, Kan.; one sister, Ina Vae Coffey, and her husband, Perry, of Littlefield, Texas; eight grandchildren, Becky Nations and her husband, Danny, of Morenci, Ariz., Cheryl Holland-Williams of Gresham, Ore., Daryl Holland of Texas, Randy Lawrence of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Teresa Fisher of Fort Morgan, Colo., Tammy Mitchell of Kansas, Michael Lawrence and his wife, Cindy, of Kansas, and Brandon Johnson of Jennings; 13 great-grandchildren, Wayne, Thomas and Russell Nations, Jason Williams, Michael, Mark, Seth and Kimberly Lawrence, Brett, Renee and Kimberly Fisher, and Brandon and Aaron Mitchell. She is also survived by a foster son, Ruben Garza, and his wife, Shirley, and their children, of Escondido, Calif. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will begin at 2 Tuesday afternoon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Mr. Duane Springer officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KARKOSKY: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shellhorn have returned from Houston, Texas where they were called by the death of their 5 year-old granddaughter Dee Layne Karkosky who was killed in an auto accident. Dee Layne’s mother, Mrs. Bob (Doyle) Karkosky was hospitalized with abdominal injuries but is recovering satisfactorily. The Shellhorns are currently residing in Albuquerque where Mr. Shellhorn is scheduled to undergo Radiation treatments next week.

KARST: Donald G. Karst passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home in Farmington after a lengthy illness. His wife, Joyce, is the daughter of Conn Brown of Gila. The children still at home are David Gene and Tracy Gayle Karst. Mr. Karst's children from a previous marriage are Debbie and Wayne of Farmington. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Farmington.

KARTCHNER: Heber Pratt Kartchner, 88, died Monday afternoon in Fort Bayard. Mr. Kartchner was born in Graham, Ariz. and was a longtime resident of Gila. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gila Ward. Mr. Kartchner is survived by one daughter, Pc rerun Clark of Westside, Iowa; four sons, Marshall, Robert and Eddy, all of Cliff and Deiroy of Mule Creek; two sisters, Della Lamoreaux of Fresno, Calif., and Ella Angle of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence and Jack, both of Carlsbad; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Lie was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 1983 a tier 65 years of marriage. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gila Ward, with Bishop C.C. Sullivan and Mancel Mortensen presiding. Interment will follow at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry McEuen, Sam Johns, Robert Johns, Keith Kartchner, Marvin Kartchner and Bucky McCauley. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Peters, Steve Mumm, Bobby Raley, Fred Chappell, Paul Dean Kartchner, Clell Kartchner, Wayne Littleton, Clint Kartchner and countless friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Activity Therapy Department in Fort Bayard. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

KARTCHNER: Sarah Anna Kartchner, 81, of Gila, died Jan, 11 in Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1901 in Solomon, Ariz. the daughter of Robert T. and Talitha Pace Johns, and was a resident of Gila for many years. Mrs. Kartchner was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints of Gila. She is survived by her husband, Heber Pratt Kartchner of Gila; one daughter, Percilla Clark of Westside, Iowa; four sons, Marshal Kartchner and Robert Kartchner of Cliff, Eddy Kartchner of Gila and Delroy Kartchner of Mule Creek; five sisters, Orpha Crawford and Ethel Bacon of Safford. Ariz., Loraine McGoffin of Benson, Ariz., Jo Roy of Santee, Calif. and Grace Tippetts of Victorville, Calif.; two brothers, Sam Johns and Tex Johns of Virden, N.M. 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kartchner was preceded in death by daughter Christine McEuen in 1963 and by son Ellis Dean Kartchner in 1937. Services were held Jan. 14 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gila under the direction, of Bishop Marce1 Mortensen: Burial followed In the Gila Mesa Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry. McEuen, Fred Chappell, Richard Raley, Phil Dean Kartchner, Keith Kartchner and Marvin Kartchner. Honorary pallbearers were James Clark, Tex Johns, Sam Johns and Jack Kartchner.

KAUFFMAN: "Nan" Ana May Kauffman, 98, died Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Kauffman was born June 24, 1889 in Englewood, Ill., to Hattie and D.W. McCulloch. She came to Silver City at an early age. On April 20, 1921, she was married to Shirl L. Kauffman, who preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1976. Mrs. Kauffman was very active in both business and civic organizations in Silver City. She had her own insurance business and later was in partnership with Tom McCabe until her retirement. For many years she was active in the Woman's Club, PEO, Wacky Club, the Episcopal Church, and many other organizations. She attended the New Mexico State Normal School from 1905 to 1908. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Kathryn Littlefield, and a nephew, Robert S. Littlefield, both of Silver City. Serving as casket bearers will be Carroll Mann, Tom McCabe, J. Wayne Woodbury, Oscar Luschei, Bob Poe and Mitt Whitmore. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. C.C. Cobb, Bill Colby, Bill Word, Jim Richardson, Jack Snodgrass, Harris Gray, W.L. "Toad" Wilson, Bill McMillan and her many friends and business associates. Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Revs. Robert Ihlefeld and Cliff Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Memory Lane Cemetery.

KAUFMAN: Dr. C. E. Kaufman, 79, prominent physician and surgeon, who had practiced in Tyrone, Hanover and Silver City since 1938, passed away this morning at the family home, 409 West Market St. In frail health for the past year, he became critically ill two weeks ago. Born in Walnut, Ill., in 1880, Dr. Kaufman received his medical degree from the Rush Medical School, Chicago. He began practice in Oquawka, Ill., and in 1918 moved to Burlington, Iowa, where he practiced for some years. Since 1938, Dr. Kaufman had resided in Grant County. For many years he was chief surgeon for the Phelps Dodge Corp. at Tyrone. In recent years he was associated with the late Dr. N. D. Frazin. He was an active member of the American Medical Assn., the New Mexico Medical Assn. and the Grant County Medical Society, and a member of the Tyrone Lodge of Masons. During World War II, Dr. Kaufman resumed full-time practice because of a shortage of doctors who had been called into military service. His happy philosophy of life was an inspiration to a wide circle of friends. To his patients he was an unfailing friend and counselor. His eminence in the medical profession was recognized by his associates. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Kaufman; two daughters, Mrs. L M. Vincill, Medford, Ore., and Mrs. Jerome Pendelton, San Diego, Calif.; four granddaughters and a grandson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Charles S. Walker, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Interment will take place in the Masonic cemetery with Masonic ritualistic committal at the grave. Serving as active pallbearers will be Herman Uhli, John S. Hamilton, Shin L. Kauffman, Robert White, John Stock, Rowland Ball and Nelson Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Roy Wille, Dr. C. C. Cobb, Dr. R. A. Walsh, Dr. R. E. Watts, Dr. Warren Hall, Dr. John E. Spriggs, Dr. John C. Mitchell, and Dr. E.A. Rygh.

KAUFMAN: Mary B. Kaufman, 79, died Sat., June 17, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Kaufman, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, was a long time resident of Silver City. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jerome Pendleton of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Lindsay Vinsel of Medford, Ore., also five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 20, at the Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Glenn E. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church conducting services. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

KAUPAS: Mrs. Mabel Cowan Kaupas, 49, died at Hillcrest General Hospital on Friday, June 10, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 9 o'clock Sunday morning with the Rev. Charles Walker of the First Methodist Church officiating. The body was moved by ambulance to Hagerman, N.M. for interment. She is survived by her husband, B.J. Kaupas; her father, Harry Cowan of Hagerman; and one sister, Dorothea Cowan Johnson, also of Hagerman. Mrs. Kaupas came to Silver City in 1929 and had taught in the primary grades of the public schools for about 20 years, making a record as an outstanding teacher. She married Mr. Kaupas about six years ago. Because of her interest in children, several of her friends are starting a fund for the purchase of children's books which will be given as a memorial to the Grant County Library. The amount raised in this way will be matched from a fund by the library.

KAZIMIER: Funeral services for Mrs. K. Kazimier, 51, were held Monday. Requiem High Mass was held in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. P. F. Ruiz officiating and the Rev. Fr. John P. Linnane assisting. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. The deceased was the brother of Mrs. Charles Marguiles of Silver City and came to this area in 1950 from New York City. She was a native of Warsaw, Poland. Surviving are her husband, Alexander; one daughter, Mrs. Marguiles; two grandsons, Richard and Robert; one sister, Mrs. Helena Banaskiewlcz, and a brother, Frederick Chachuraki of Warsaw.

KEARNS: Murtin Eugene Kearns, 63, a resident of Alma, entered in to rest Monday at his residence. He was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., to the late Joseph Dempsy and Lelah (Nial) Kearns. Mr. Kearns was a retired firefighter. He was a Baptist by faith. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Kearns of Glenwood; a son, Joseph Neal Kearns, and his wife, Paula, of Sacramento, Calif.; his daughters, Caroline Sue Kearns of Quemado, Cynthia Jean Tumbling and her husband, James, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Cathleen Lynette Kearns of Juneau, Alaska, and Jo Lee LaMore of Albuquerque; a nephew, Donald L. Kearns of Richland, Wash.; and two grandchildren, James and Christine Tumbling of Grand Rapids. No services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium.

KEATING: Paul F. Keating, 69, passed away March 4th. Burial took place Tuesday in the Fort Bayard cemetery, following services at the hospital chapel conducted by the Catholic Chaplin. Interment was directed by the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming. Survivors are two Sons, Paul Keating, Jr. and Thomas Keating and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Heath of El Paso.

KEEL: Funeral services will be held this morning at, 10 o’clock for S/Sgt. William Keel, son of Mrs. Alice Keel of Bayard, from the Mahoney Funeral Home in Deming with the Rev. Harold Johnson of Santa Rita officiating. Military services will be conducted by Mineral Post 3347, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of Bayard. Sgt. Keel was killed in action July 17, 1953 in Korea on the eve of his 23 birthday. He was the winner of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star and was on his second tour of active duty at the time of his death. Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother Simon, of Culver City, Calif., three sisters, Peggy Wallis of Bayard, Louise Woolridge of Chino, Calif., and Ella Blancato of White Plains, N.Y.

KEELER: Kent Keeler, 73, a longtime Deming resident and Luna County farmer, died Sunday at his home north of Deming. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Kelly, Tyrone, presiding. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was the fifth of nine children born to Fern and Abner Keeler. He was born June 20, 1920, in Richfield, Utah. Having served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a fighter pilot, Mr. Keeler achieved the rank of lieutenant. After World War II, he married Jewel Gobble on Jan. 31, 1948, in Deming. Prior to settling down on his farm, he worked a few years as a heavy-equipment operator. He resided 40 years on his farm north of Deming, where he and Mrs. Keeler worked together and raised their family. He served several years on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service committee at the Luna County office. Mr. Keeler is survived by his wife, Jewel, of the home; three sons, Rodney Keeler and his wife, Jan, and Jeff Keeler and his wife, Trish, of Deming, and Bruce Keeler and his wife, Dawn, of Las Cruces; six grandchildren; two brothers, Hal B. and James E. Keeler of Deming; and three sisters, Lorrayne Robertson of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Veva Bluth of Sandy, Utah, and Fern Farnsworth of Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Pallbearers will be Cass Keeler, Dirk Keeler, Casey Dodson, Oliver Dodson, Greg Hudson and Bill Speer. Honorary pallbearers will be Olin Offutt, Pete Segulja, John Burris, Bob Hewitt, Robert Miller, Dave Brown, Marvin Whetten, Charlie McClure, Harvey Hatch and Dr. Hal Hopson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Research Center. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

KEELING: George M. Keeling, 36, manager of the Silver Safeway Store, died of a heart attack .last Wednesday night while he and Mrs. keeling were en route from Silver City to Roswell to spend Christmas. Mrs. Keeling was driving along the road between Deming and Las Cruces and Mr. Keeling apparently fell asleep. Upon arrival, in Las Cruces, Mrs. Keeling attempted to awaken Mr. Keeling and found that he was dead. Mr. Keeling had been manager of the local store for about two years, but had been connected with the Safeway organization for about 10 years, having made an enviable reputation in the organization. Before coming here Mr. Keeling had been manager of the Carlsbad Store and had worked for the company in California and at Roswell. Surviving are Mrs. Keeling his father and a brother, Funeral services and burial were in Roswell Sunday afternoon.

KEEN: Services for Jack C. Keen, 76, of Andrews, Texas, will be held at 10a.m. Friday at Means Memorial United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Terry, pastor of Means Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rev. Cindy Ballard, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, and Dr. Brian Gordon. Burial will follow in the Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home. Mr. Keen died at Permian General Hospital in Andrews at 12: 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. He was born in Spur, Texas, Aug. 25, 1920. He lived in Odessa, Texas, before moving to Andrews in 1956. He married Alawayne Atchison on June 18, 1941, at Dickens, Texas. Mr. Keen attended Texas Tech and served in the Navy in World War II. He was a charter member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Andrews: chairman of the board of Western New Mexico Telephone Co., chairman of the board of Lynch Telecommunications; president of the National Rural Telephone Association; and on the board of directors of AmBank in Silver City. He was a past director of the Andrews Commercial State Bank, a member of the Masonic Lodge, past member of the Lions Club, and had been active with the Boy Scouts. Survivors include his wife, Alawayne, of Levelland, Texas; his sons, John Clay Keen of Greenville, Texas, and Jack Wayne Keen of Silver City; his daughters, Loyce Roberts of Andrews, Mary Beth Baxter of Silver City, and Sunny Brewster of Silver City; a special friend, Janie Robertson of Andrews; a stepson, Phillip Robertson of Midland, Texas; a stepdaughter, Karen Reed of Denver City, Texas; 10? Grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

KEENE: Archie Keene, 83, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1909, in Leesburg, Va., to Herman and Bessie M. Keene. He moved to New Mexico in 1928 and worked with his uncle on a ranch north of Silver City until 1929, when he went to work at the veteran’s hospital at Fort Bayard as a milker in the hospital dairy. After the dairy closed, he worked as the chef's helper in the hospital kitchen. He also worked at the U.S. Mine at Vanadium, at Chino Mines at Santa Rita, with Prices Dairy as a deliverer, and at the Chino blacksmith shop in Hurley, where he retired in 1971. He was a minister with the Independent Assembly of Free Pentecost. He and his wife, Esther I. Keene, were assistant’s to the chaplain at the hospital at Fort Bayard for several years. He is survived by his wife, Esther, of Silver City; one son, Rex Keene, and his wife, Phyllis, of Silver City; a brother, Frank Keene of Silver City; a sister, Marie Keene of California; four grandchildren, Lester and his wife, Gea, of the Netherlands, Leroy and his wife, Cindy, of Minot, N.D., Larry of Silver City and Leah of Silver City; and three great-grandchildren, Michael, Steven and Christy. Visitation was held at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home on Sunday. Funeral services were to be held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel today at 1 p.m. with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating. Burial was to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leroy Keene, Larry Keene, Chet Brown, Jack Bowan, Dennis Wagner, Jeff Pattison, and Victor Nanez. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

KEENE: Funeral services were held Friday, April 7, for Eppa Clyde Keene, 79, who died Wednesday morning at his home In Central. He had been a resident of Grant County since 1911 and had made his home in Central for the past 20 years. He formerly was employed at Fort Bayard. Funeral services were conducted at the Cox Mortuary chapel with Wayne Douglas, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Silver City cemetery. Mr. Keene is survived by his wife, Lithe; one son, Walker M., of Central; three daughters, Mrs. D. R. Williams, Silver City, Mrs. Sam Dickinson and Mrs. Marvin Beach of Hurley; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ledoux, Silver City; three brothers, Frank of Silver City and Herman and Herbert of Stirling, Va. Ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers included Fred Nickels, H. L. Chandler, Thomas Williams, Alvin McCurry, Bob Dillard and Charles Evans. Honorary pallbearers were L. A. Davidson, A. H. Chandler, Roy Owen, Dr. N.D. Frazin, Dr. H. E. Watts, Elmer Campbell, Joe Stone, L. G. McConkle, Alvis Reed, Nolan Smith, Frank Pascoe, Roscoe McCalister, Tony Erhman, Harry Althaus, James Wilson, Henry Hall, Daniel Flood, Rev. Hinkston and Lois Prower.

KEENE: Esther I Keene, 89, of Silver City passed away Monday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. Although she lost her vision at an early age due to whooping cough, she attended the Alamogordo School for the Blind, and graduated from the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock. She moved back in1929 to the Silver City area, where she met her husband of 63 years. Although she had many interests, she enjoyed assisting the chaplain at Fort Bayard Veteran’s Administration Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie, in 1993. She is survived by her son, Reginald "Rex" Keene, and his wife, Phyllis, of Silver City; her brother-in-law, Frank Keene of Pinos Altos; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with internment at Memory Lane Cemetery.

KEENE: Herman C Keene, 74, of Central died last Wednesday In Deming. In recent years he had been retired. Surviving are his are wife, Lillian Keene, three sons, Archie and Richard Keene, Silver City and George Keen., Marylandville, VA, and a daughter, Marle Keene, Deming; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. George Ledoux Silver City, and a brother, Herbert Keene, Harrisburg, Va. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, with the Rev. James Jensen, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

KEENE: Lynda Darlene Keene, 42, of Silver City passed away Sunday at her residence. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

KEENE: Marvin Keene, 62, a former resident of Truth or Consequences, passed away Sunday surrounded by his family and listening to the fiddle music which he dearly loved. He was born in San Marcial on Feb. 16, 1933 to Lewis Andrew and Lilly Cook Keene. Most of his life he lived in the Truth or Consequences area and worked as a trucker and heavy equipment operator. His love of music and playing the fiddle was surpassed only by his love for his family. He was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges in Truth or Consequences. He is survived by his former wife, Kathryn Keene of Roswell; his three sons, Larry Marvin Keene and his wife, Francell, Randy Lewis Keene and his wife, Shannon of Las Cruces and Leslie Len Keene and his wife, Roberta of Silver City; and two daughters, Frances Ruth Lewis and her husband, Terry of Silver City and Sandra Kaye Yandell and her husband, Delbert of Carlsbad. He is also survived by his brother, Ernest Keene of Three Rivers, Texas; his sisters, Maderine Duffy of Safford, Ariz., Oralee Hammock of Kennwick, Wash., Bootsie Albert of Kalispell, Mont. and Iva Anderson of Weiser, Idaho; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Calling hours were to begin at l p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the funeral service at two, with the Rev. Don Atchley of the Faith Baptist Church officiating. Concluding services and burial were to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Dale Simpson, Tommie Turner, Claude West Lenderman, Jerry Turner, Earl Taylor and Larry Wayne Lenderman. Serving as honorary pallbearers are his brother, Ernest Keene and Eugene Austin, Elzie Lewis and J.P. Lambson. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KEENE: Walker Milton Keene died Tuesday in the veteran’s hospital in Albuquerque. He was born June 25, l920, in Vanadium to Lillie Ellen Walker Keene of Cripple Creek, Colo., and Eppa Clyde Keene of Stirling, Va. On Sept. 25, l937, he married Vida Mae Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Davidson of Central. Five children were born to this marriage. The first was Donald Walker Keene, born Feb. l5, l939. Thomas Allan Keene was born Dec. l9, l940. John Luther Keene was born May 25, l948, on Dec l8, l957, Walker had his baby girl, Lynda Darleen Keene. Randolph Edwin Keene arrived July l3, l959. Donald Walker Keene was killed in a car wreck on July 11, l976. Walker worked for his father-in-law, L. A. Davidson, in the grocery store in Central until l942 when he went to work in an iron mine until he was called to go to work for Kennecott in Santa Rita as an oiler on the shovels. He worked there until Oct. 22, l944, when he was drafted into the service of the United States. He left on Oct. 3l, l944. He received his training at Camp Hood, Texas. In March l945 he was sent to Fort Ord, Calif., and was sent overseas. He was promoted to T/4 Sgt. after being in the service l0 months and overseas since April. He was with the ll7th Engineers 37th Division in Luzon. Upon his discharge he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Philippine Liberation, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal, and expert rifleman honors. He was discharged in April l946. On his return home he went back to work at Kennecott Copper Corp. In l949 he was installed as commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter No. 3347 in Bayard. For several years he served on the Central School Board in Central. Many years were also put in on the Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Committee. He joined Hurley Lodge A.M.F.M. Chapter No. 55 of Hurley in l95l and served as worshipful master in l987; was worthy patron of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 3; was a member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls Advisory Board; served on the Gila Chapter Order of Demolay board; and loved to hunt and water-ski. In l982 he was forced to retire due to becoming ill with leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Vida Mae Keene; three sisters, Myrna Cunningham of El Paso, Texas, Mary Mae Dickinson of Silver City and Ruth Beach of Hurley; two stepbrothers, Frank Keene of Pinos Altos and Archie Keene of Silver City; his three sons and one daughter; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Orland Keene; by a sister, Anna Brem; by his parents, Eppa Clyde and Lillie Ellen Keene; by his first born son, Donald Walker Keene; and by one great-granddaughter, Feather Faith Fierro. Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Silver City Methodist Church with the Silver City Order of Eastern Star officiating. A military burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge officiating. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KEENE: Virgie G. Keene, 47, died Wednesday, May 14, in Sierra Medical Center in El Paso. Mrs. Keene was born in Duncan, Arizona and had been a life long resident of Silver City where she was the owner and operator of Pleasant View Guest Home. She was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by two sons, Clyde Keene of Silver City, Frank E. Keene of Mesa, Arizona, their father, Richard F. Keene of Silver City, a step-son, Mark Evans of Rockport, Texas, a sister, Ora Huddman of Silver City, four brothers, Robert Evans of Animas, Chent Evans of Tucumcari, Guy Evans of Hamilton, Texas, Homer Evans of Silver City and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Bishop Wayne Decker officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ernie Haymes, Dan Graves, Bobby Haymes, Stanley Cooper, Duke Cooper, M.C. Martinez, Clint Johnson and Joe Boyer. Honorary pallbearers were Jake McGinn and Norman Cooper. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


KEENER: France's L. Keener, 78, a resident of Silver City for 30 years, died Monday, March 1, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Keener was active in many civic affairs and was a member of a number of local organizations. She was a former member of WAAIME and was active in the Wacky Club, the 24 Club, the Town and Country Garden Club, and the Goof Off Club. She was for many years a member of the town of Silver City's cemetery board. She was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Minot, N.D. She graduated from the State Teachers College in Minot, and taught school a year in North Dakota before joining the Phoenix School System, where she taught a number of years before her marriage to William Keener. After her marriage to Mr. Keener, she taught one year in the Immaculate Conception Parochial School in Ajo, Ariz. where the couple made their home until 1969. At that time, Mr. Keener transferred to Tyrone as the concentrator superintendent with Phelps Dodge Corp. An immediate survivor is a sister, Bernice Phifer of Hurley. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by William Keener in 1986. A son, Brian, a Vietnam veteran, died in 1971. Mrs. Keener will be cremated and no services are scheduled. Her cremains will be inurned in the Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., where her husband, son and other relatives are buried. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KEENER: Mrs. Sally Keener, 65, wife of George H. Keener, passed away about 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Watts Clinic and Hospital, following a heart attack suffered at the family home, 2002 Yucca Drive. Mrs. Keener had resided in Silver City for 37 years, coming here in 1925 from Arkansas, following her marriage to Mr. Keener April 20, 1921. She was a member of the Silver City Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, an active member of the First Methodist church for many years, and had a wide circle of devoted friends throughout the community. Surviving are her husband, George H. Keener, retired clerk of Grant County and a county official for more than 20 years; a son, George H. Keener, Jr., Houston, Texas; and a grandson: and three sisters, Mrs. John Gardner, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Leroy Gardner, Parkdale, Ark., and Mrs. Nathan Myers, El Dorado, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary

KEENER: William Hayes Keener, 71, died early Sunday at his home in Silver City. Mr. Keener was born in Alliance, Ohio, in 1914 to Rose Lanam Keener and Hayes Harold Keener. He moved as a teen-ager with his family to Tucson, Ariz., and was graduated from Tucson High School. He was a 1940 School of Engineering graduate of the University of Arizona at Tucson. Mr. Keener had over 39 years of service with Phelps Dodge Corp., and was first employed in June 1940 by the New Cornelia branch of the company in Ajo, Ariz., where he later became concentrator superintendent. He left Ajo on Jan. 1, 1969, to become concentrator superintendent of the Tyrone branch of Phelps Dodge, and he held that position until his retirement in October 1979. He was retained by Phelps Dodge as a consultant until his illness in 1984. In 1967, Mr. Keener received the professional degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Arizona. He was a senior member of the Society of Mining Engineers and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Keener was a musician, an organist, and had sung in many productions of the Desert Music Club in Ajo, Ariz. He was Mi Hakim in the production of “Oklahoma,” and he appeared as Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady.” He was an avid golfer, and was a master-point bridge player who helped organize the Men’s Cardiac Bridge Club in Silver City. Immediate survivors are his wife, Frances, of Silver City; a brother, Lee Keener of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; and a granddaughter, Melissa Keener of Boise, Idaho. Other survivors include five nephews, a niece, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephew, Mrs. Phifer of Hurley is a sister-in-law Following cremation his ashes will be taken to Tucson for burial in the Evergreen Cemetery where his mother, Rose; sister Helen; brother, Joseph; and son, Brian, are buried. There will be private rites at that time, and in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, there will be no funeral services. Friends may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KEENEY: Mrs. Amy Grace Keeney, 75, a Resident of Glenwood for 5 1/2 years, died Monday at Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors are her husband James M. Keeney of Glenwood; a son, James Keeney of Grants; two daughters, Mrs. Darlen Calwell of Mesa Arizona, and Mrs. M.W. Keller, Glenwood; a sister Mrs. W.H. Self, Post, Tex.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The Rev. James Wayne of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

KEENEY: James M. Keeney, 80, was found dead in his bed by family members at his Glenwood home Monday. The coroner ruled that death was due to natural causes. The deceased had resided in Glenwood for five years and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Amy Keeney, June 21 of this year. Survivors include a son, James Keeney of Grants; two daughters, Mrs. Darlin Caldwell of Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. M. W. Keller of Glenwood; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Keeney was a member of San Saba, Texas, Lodge AF&AM. The Tyrone Masonic Lodge will hold funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary and burial service which will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

KEESAER: William Clay Keesaer, 59, resident of 1309 Roswell Street died recently at his home. He was born April 21, 1925 in Muncie, Indiana and was retired from the reliability department of Buick Motors in Flint, Michigan. He was a World War II veteran having served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He is survived by his wife, Jean Keesaer of the home address. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements for cremation.

KEGEL: Karl J. Kegel, 67, a World War I veteran, died Sunday at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Edmonds, Banning CA, and a brother, E. N. Kegel Las Cruces, Funeral services were held at the Fort Bayard cemetery under the direction of Curtis mortuary

KEHS: Royce E. Kehs, 61, a resident of Mimbres, passed away Monday in Albuquerque. Mr. Kehs retired from the civil service at Fort Bliss, Texas, as director of fire control distribution of electronics maintenance. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 58 of El Paso, Texas, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Arenas Valley. He was also a veteran of the Korean conflict. He had been a resident of Mimbres since 1973 and was owner of Mimbres Valley Electronics in Mimbres. He is survived by his wife, Kazuko, of Mimbres; one brother Arthur Kehs and his wife, Ann, of Las Cruces; four sisters, Helen Hughes and her husband, Jack, Charlotte Grimm and Connie Linsman, all of Easton, Pa., and Patricia Gyamarty and her husband, Frank of Bloomfield, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews, including Jackie Fahrlender and her husband, Randy, of Pinos Altos, and Arthur Kehs Jr. and his wife, Sherry, of Mayport, Fla. Visitation for Mr. Kehs will be today from 5-7 p.m. in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m., also in the chapel, with interment following in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. David Goble will officiate at the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Fahrlender, Dan Grijalva, Kirk Frost., Freddie Fletcher, Bob Estavillo and Genaro Roybal. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

KEIFLIN: Visitation for Raymond P. Keiflin, 88, of south of Deming will be held at 5 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapel, and the prayer vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. today. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Concluding services will be held later in he week in Falls Church, Va. Keiflin died at his home Fri- lay. Keiflin was born in Albany, N.Y. He was a retired home milder, a communicant at Holy family Catholic Church and has been active in the Lion's Club and Knights of Columbus. Keiflin is survived by four daughters, Carol Cropper of Lothian Md., Mary Wildman of Wash., Katherine Gandy, of Lexington, Md., and Edith Jameson, of Ocala, Fla; and two sisters, Kate Ferguson, of Albany, N.Y., and Sister Mary Keiflin, of Lathdren and great-grandchildren.

KEITH: Aileen C. Keith, 93, died this morning in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was a former resident of Roswell. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KELLAR: Melvin W. "Pete" Kellar died Friday, Dec. 5, in St. Ann's Hospital, Truth or Consequences. He was born April 1, 1924, in Dimmitt, Texas, the son of George and Mary Henderson Kellar. He had resided in Glenwood for fifteen years and had been a resident of T or C for the past seven years. He had been employed as a mechanic with a construction firm. He was a member of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge, No. 52, and had served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. He is survived by three sons; Jimmy Kellar of Reserve, Doug and Mark Kellar of Albuquerque; three sisters, Lucille Wood and Mary Qualls of Clovis, N.M.; and Geraldine Chandler of T or C; two brothers, Bill Kellar of Colorado and M.G. Kellar. Viewing was held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Monday from 2-4 p.m. and services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. under the direction of Rev. David Saucier of the First Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: James Skelton, Kenneth Shellhorn, Jimmy Clanton, Buster Goetz, Joe Baca, Jim McIndoe; honorary pallbearers were: Red Clanton, Randy Shellhorn and Joe Saunders. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KELLER: Edward L. "Buster" Keller, 72, of Silver City entered life eternal Saturday in his home after an extended illness. He was born March 27, 1919, in San Antonio, N.M., and had been a Grant County resident since 1968. Mr. Keller was a maintenance mechanic and welder in the construction industry for many years. He was later employed by the Grant County Road Department, retiring in 1984. He was also a member of the Mountain View Assembly of God Church in Cliff. Calling hours will be from 1-2 Wednesday afternoon in the Mountain View Assembly of God Church, where the funeral service will be held at 2 with the Rev. Max Kelley officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Carol Keller of Silver City; two daughters, Bobbie Steele of Clarksville, Tenn., and Linda Keller of Silver City; three brothers, Frank Keller and his wife, Emily, of Gila, Barcus Keller and his wife, Merlene, of Albuquerque, and Kerlin Keller and his wife, Libby, of Lordsburg; a sister, Natalie McSmith of Seattle; two grandchildren, Bert L. and Michelle Steele; a great-grandson, Joshua Steele; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Flossie Keller, and two sisters, Bertha Anthony and Eleanor Rogers. Casket bearers will be Frank, Barcus and Kerlin Keller, Tom Lockridge, Jerry Nichols and Frank Alves. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KELLER: Nellie Mae Duncan Keller, 81, passed away Wednesday after a long illness. Graveside services will be held at the Hurley Cemetery on Monday at ten in the morning. She was born in Belen on July 22, 1913 to W.B. and Maggie Duncan, the fifth of nine children. "Grannie," as she was known, was quite the outdoors person. She loved fishing, hunting, rock hunting, treasure chasing, camping and any mountains she might climb. She is survived by five of her seven children: Rose Marie Pearce and her husband, Ed of Silver City, Patricia Fuhr and her husband, Bob of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Joann Loyd and her husband, Paul of Silver City, Melvyn Mirth and his wife, Corrine of Austin, Texas, and Homer Tyson Mirth of Silver City. There are twenty three grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. There are three brothers, Hooley Duncan of Silver city, Joe Duncan of Oregon and Ashley Duncan of Tennessee; two sisters, Bessie Youngblood of Oregon and Maggie Veeder of Lordsburg; and a friend, Lewis Campbell. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sons. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard, John, Robert, Phillip and Rocky Hickson, and Tim Cox. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

KELLER: Roy Alder Keller, 66, a resident of Tyrone passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 5, 1928, to Leo A. and Mabel (Diffenbachker) Keller in Iowa. He received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Utah In Salt Lake City. He was a professor of chemistry for 25 years. He started teaching at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where remained for six years before leaving to teach at New York University where be taught for another 19 years before retiring. He was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Sabra B. Keller of Tyrone and his father, Leo Keller of Tucson. The family has requested that services not be held. The family selected Curtis Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

KELLER: Ruth Eleanor Keller, 75, of Silver City passed away Sunday, May 7. She was born Feb. 3, 1925, to Howard and Nora (Carthel) Aydelotte in Kansas City, Kan. She married Thomas C. Keller during World War II on July 7, 1944, in Kansas City. They moved in 1946 to Ajo, Ariz., where she was employed by Ajo Public Schools. She was active in the Desert Music Club, past president of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and charter member of Beta Sigma Phi. She 8 retired to Silver City in 1087 and celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in 1994. She was a member of the Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. A requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels by Father Cyprian of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Burial and committal rites will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Keller is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas C. Keller of the home; a son, Michael G. Keller, and wife, Maggie, of Prescott, Ariz.; a son-in-law, John Barrick of Morenci, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Pat Jennings, and husband, Randy, of Thatcher, Ariz.; her brother, James S. Aydelotte of Houston; her sister. Fern Osborne of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, Thomas Barrick, Kerry Ryder, Mandy Yurcic, Aimee, Katie and Marie Keller, Matt and Marissa Marchesano, and Chelsea and Sam Jennings; four great-grandchildren, Bradley Green, Jaimie and Tanner Barrick, and Joseph Yurcic; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karol Susie Barrick. Mrs. Keller was devoted to her family, never missing a family get-together. Pallbearers will be Tom and John Barrick, John Ryder, Travis Yurcic, Kenny Davis and Randy Jennings. Honorary pallbearers are Robbie Brack, Sidney Ocoyne, Matthew Marchesano, Richard Rhodes, Orazio Fenzi, Phillip Lippert and Richard Lippert. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, 142 Joseph Blaine Road, Silver City, NM 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KELLER: Samuel “Frank” Keller Sr., 72, died Wednesday evening at his home on Bear Creek. He was born March 14, 1924, in Oscurro, N.M., to Loyd and Flossie Martin Keller. Mr. Keller was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Grant County Farm Bureau, the Old Time Fiddlers Association of New Mexico and Arizona, and the First United Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 p m at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside burial services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 at Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery with the Rev. David F. Goble of the First United Presbyterian Church of Cliff officiating. Survivors include his wife, Emily M. Keller of Gila; a son, Samuel Frank Keller Jr., and his wife, Kathy, of Silver City; two daughters, Emily L. Herr and her husband, Art. and Lora L. Gose and her husband, Grant, both of Silver City; two brothers, Barcus Keller and his wife, Merline, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Kerlin Keller and his wife, Elizabeth, of San Simon, Ariz.; a sister, Nadalie McSmith of Seattle; four grandchildren, Jami Ross, Rebecca Acosta, and Jerad and James Gose; and one great-grandchild, Malachi Acosta. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral

KELLER: Samuel Frank Keller. 72, entered into rest Wednesday at his home on Bear Creek near Gila. Better known as “Frank” to his friends, he was born March 14, 1924, in Oscurro, N.M., to Loyd B. and Flossie Keller. He grew up in the area of San Antonio, N.M. working on farms and ranches, and playing in the Rio Grande. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served aboard the USS San Cloval? in World War II, landing troops on Iwo Jima and the Philippines. After receiving a Purple Heart and an honorable discharge, he worked for Ted Brown Construction of Albuquerque. In 1949 he met and married Emily Moore, They settled at their present home on Bear Creek in 1956, where they operated a small farm and ranch. Mr. Keller worked for Phelps Dodge, Tyrone Branch, as a shovel operator from 1967 until his retirement in 1987. He loved horses, mountain excursions, and old-time fiddle music, serving as president of the Grant County Old Time Fiddle Association many times over the years. He was active in the Farm Bureau, community, and he cherished his many friendships in the valley and the Southwest. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff for many years. He is survived by his wife, Emily M. Keller, of the home; two daughters, Lora Gose and her husband, Grant, of Silver City, and Lucille Herr and her husband Art; a son Sam Keller and his wife Kathy, of Silver City; four grandchildren, Jami Ross, Rebecca Acosta, and Jerad and James Gose; one great-grandchild, Malachi Acosta; and many nieces and nephews. Visitations will he held Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Cliff/Gila Mesa Cemetery in Cliff with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.

KELLEY: Ann M. Kelley, 65, a Silver City resident, died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., following a long illness. She was born April 12, 1925, in Cliff. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Kelley is survived by a son, Willard Lynn Kelley, and his wife Jan, of Albuquerque; a daughter, Pat Nixon, and her husband, Larry, of Silver City; three grandchildren, Shannon Martinez, and her husband, Anthony, of Hawaii, Jennifer Kelley of Albuquerque, and Jeff Nixon of Silver City; one great-grandson, Tyler, of Hawaii; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Edythe and Virgil Black of Cliff, and Lois and Dale Wood of Amado, Ariz.; two brothers, Francis Thompson, and his wife, Juanell, of Idaho, and David Thompson of Cliff; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, M.C. and Ollie Thompson; her husband, Willard, in April 1988; and her brothers, Lynn, in November 1988 and Bill, in June 1989. Graveside services will be held at Mesa Cemetery in Gila at 1 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are by Green Valley Mortuary in Green Valley, Ariz.

KELLEY: Candelaria Treviso Kelly, long-time resident of Silver City, died Tuesday in Albuquerque where she resided for the last 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Kelley. Survivors include two daughters, Bernice Johnson and Viola Kletecka, both of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Roy Lea and Benny Lea, Ida Placencio and Dewey Placencio, and Diana May; Eli Placencio, Tally May and Roy May; three sisters; and one brother. Memorial services will be Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Newman Center.

KELLEY: Hershal "Spike” Davis Kelley, 65, died Wednesday in Silver City. Mr. Kelley was born in Columbia, La., and had been a lifelong resident of Hurley. He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Local No. 741; was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347; and had retired from Kennecott in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Kelley of Hurley; two sons, Albert L. Kelley of Silver City and John C. Kelley of Las Cruces; one daughter, Sandra Schieffer of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Helen Hackney of Tucson, Ariz., and Pat Black of Oakview, Calif.; two brothers, Hyman Kelley of Tyrone and Jay Kelley of Redding, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert C. Kelley, in 1962; and by his mother, Vadie Kelley, in 1982. Graveside services were held today at 2:30 p.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with David Strain officiating. Military honors were by the Allingham- Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Honorary pallbearers were all his friends and fellow workers. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

KELLEY: James M. Kelley, 93, of Georgetown Road died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Kelley was born in Mitchell, Ind., on Sept. 8, 1893. He first came to this area in 1910 and returned in 1912 to work for the Kennecott Copper Corp. In 1927 he married Frances Frazier and brought her to Grant County. Mr. Kelley retired from Kennecott in 1959 after many years of faithful service. He is survived by his wife, Frances Kelley; a daughter Mary Ann Sykes of Deming; and a brother Col. H.S. Tubb of Honolulu, Hawaii. Rosary will be recited at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel in Silver City at 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the Santa Clara Church in Central Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul Ragazinskas will officiate both services. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tom Frazier, William Frazier, Adelino Grijalva, Frank Lea, and Jack Howell, and Robert Schilling. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bell, Dan Thorne and Sam Grijalva Sr. Curtis-Bright is in charge of arrangements.

KELLEY: James Thomas Kelley, 87, of Glenwood died Tuesday in Sunshine Haven Rest Home in Lordsburg. He was born May 6, 1903, in Rucker, Texas, and resided most of his life in the Glenwood area. He was a rancher, U.S. Forest Service employee, New Mexico Game and Fish Department employee, and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Graveside funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 3 in Glenwood Cemetery with David Strain officiating. Survivors include a brother, Willis T. Kelley of Albuquerque; a nephew, Tom Kelley and his wife, Betty, of Albuquerque; four nieces, Ruth Kureger and her husband, Charles, of Fort Worth, Texas, Shirley Schneider and her husband, Ross, of Seabrook, Texas, Nancy Howard of Dearpark, Texas, and Loretta England and her husband, Allen, of Tijeras; and two grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KELLY: Judge Asa Kelly Jr., 75, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Horizon Southwest Nursing Center. The family will receive friends Thursday and Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will he conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Bright Funeral Home chapel with Mr. John Reynolds officiating. Private graveside services will be conducted with full military honors next week. Judge Kelly was born June 10, 1922, in Cooperville, Mich. He was the son of Asa Kelly Sr. and Hazel Easterly Kelly. Judge Kelly married Ella Frances Goodall on March 31, 1945, in California. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances; three Sons, Bruce Kelly and his wife, Melinda, of Taos, Mike Kelly of Santa Fe, and Dale Kelly and his wife, Mary, of Waterford, Mich.; four daughters, Dianne Dean and her husband, Doug, of Bend, Ore., Lynn Kelly of Chandler, Ariz., Debbie Christensen of Albuquerque and Madeline Christensen of Dallas; three brothers, Kenneth Kelly and his wife, Ruth, Larry Kelly and his wife, Sandy, and Lowell Kelly, all of Michigan; three sisters, Mary Ellen Kelly and Dorothy Kempker, both of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grand- child. Judge Kelly was preceded in death by two brothers, James Kelly and N. Dale Kelly, and one sister, Betty Kempker. Judge Kelly graduated from high school and spent one year in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He then attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. for two years before joining the armed services during World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 17, 1942, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant Jan. 21, l946. While in the service, he met his future wife, Frances. After World War II ended, Judge Kelly finished his schooling under the GI Bill He graduated from Michigan State University Law School in Ann Arbor in February 1951. Judge Kelly was elected municipal judge and took office May 1, l992. After completion of the first two-year term, he was elected for a four-year term. During his tenure as municipal judge, he changed the court from a small, part-time office to a fully operational efficient organization that is completely self-supporting. He made the municipal court of Silver City a model for, other municipal courts throughout New Mexico. Judge Kelly was appointed to the Gila Regional Medical Center hospital board in January 1984. Two years later, he became chairman of the board, serving until December 1996. He advanced the development of the hospital foundation, helped develop the unit for psychiatric patients, and took part in the organization of the Gila Regional physical therapy department. Under his chairmanship and direction, the: hospital became one of the few small hospitals in the state operating at a profit. Judge Kelly’s work on the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation provided scholarships for student nurses. Also part of the foundation is an indigent fund which makes health care available for citizens who cannot obtain health insurance. While on the hospital board, Judge Kelly saw to it that ambulance service was extended to outlying communities which rely on Gila Regional Medical Center for health care. While in private practice of law in 1985, Judge Kelly volunteered and helped develop the mock trial organization for Silver City high school students, continuing to serve with the group until 1994. He was also involved in setting up and running Teen Court, serving from November 1992 until 1995. The teens themselves deliberate minor delinquencies committed by teens and set the punishment for those acts. Judge Kelly was a member of the American Legion since World War II, and belonged to Westerners International. He was a life member of the Gila Fish and Gun Club. The Kelly family moved from Illinois to Silver City in August 1967. Judge Kelly was appointed public defender in 1969 and served until 1972. In August 1972, he became assistant district attorney under the late Dave Serna, and served in that capacity until the death of Mr. Serna in November 1977. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation

KELLEY: George E. Kelley, 72, resident of Cliff for the past seven years died Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital after a brief illness. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Agnes Kelly; two sons, Robert and George Kelly, and eleven grandchildren. The Curtis Mortuary made funeral arrangements with services in Phoenix, where burial took place.

KELLEY: Hyman Kelley, 84, of Tyrone died Sunday, Aug. 9, in Las Cruces. A resident of Grant County since childhood, he was a 1938 graduate of New Mexico State Teachers College, now known as Western New Mexico University, where he was active in student council and Blue Key. He served as junior class president. After teaching school in Central, now known as Santa Clara, he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps at a camp in Little America, N.M. He was a member of the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni, American Legion, and Reserve Officers Association of America. A longtime member of the Silver City Elks Lodge, he was recently named Outstanding Past Exalted Ruler by that organization. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and ended his regular Army career as a second lieutenant. He stayed in the reserves until he retired from military duty as a major in 1973. Mr. Kelley worked for the Veterans Administration, and served as business manager for WNMU and as general manager for the town of Silver City before going to work for Phelps Dodge in 1957. He managed Tyrone while it was still a ghost town and was named purchasing agent after the Tyrone Mine opened in 1968. He was the company lobbyist in Santa Fe before and after his retirement from the company at age 65. Until recently, he could be found giving weekly tours of the Tyrone Mine. Survivors include a son, John T. “Terry” Kelley of Tyrone; a daughter, Kitty Berver of Las Cruces; a sister, Helen Hackney of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, J. Kelley of Redding, Calif.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in-death by his wire, Frances “Pat” Kelley; a son, James G. Kelley; a brother, Hershel Kelley; and a sister, Opal “Pat” Black. Funeral services will be-held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City Concluding services and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded. Serving as casket bearers will be John, Roger and Garrett Kelley, and Brandon and David Berver. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Silver City Elks Scholarship Fund. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City and Las Cruces.

KELLEY: John M. Kelly. Sr., 87, a pioneer resident of Glenwood and retired rancher of Catron County died Monday at the home of a son in Central. He was widely known in Southwestern New Mexico where he had resided most of his life. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Emma Roberts, Glenwood, Mrs. Christina Roberts, Gallup and Mrs. Nina Tipton, Los Lunas, four sons, Pat, John M. Kelly, JL, Charles, Glenwood and Elias, of Gallup; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, Mrs. Sarah Tipton, Albuquerque, and Mrs. Rosa Garcia, Tucson, and a brother. W. M. Kelly, Sr., Glenwood. Rosary services will be held Thursday at Curtis Mortuary chapel at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the Glenwood cemetery.

KELLEY: Willis Kelley, 76, well known resident of Glenwood for the past 33 years, died Wednesday. He is survived by two sons, James T Kelley, Pleasanton, and C. J. DeMoss, Odessa, Texas and a daughter. Mrs. Walter P. Giles, San Diego, Calif. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

KELLOGG: Mrs. Matilda Eno Kellogg died at Hillcrest General Hospital last Thursday following an extended illness. She was 85 years of age. Mrs. Kellogg was born May 19, 1879, in St. Louis, MO; the daughter of Edward Bates Eno and Matilda Eno. She was the granddaughter of Edward Bates, attorney general In Abraham Lincoln’s War Cabinet. She came to Silver City In 1903 with her mother and sister, the late Mrs. Wayne (Julia) Wilson, and brother, Capt. Edward Bates Eno. She was married to Ralph Todd Kellogg June 5, 1913, in the Lee Memorial Chapel, New Mexico Cottage Sanatorium, by the Rev. Francis W. Carroll, Episcopal minister. Mr. Kellogg preceded his wife in death Sept. 20, 1940. During World War I, Mrs. Kellogg was in charge of surgical dressings operations in Grant County for the American Red Cross. She was a devout member of the Episcopal Church. Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Harry (Nancy) Hansen of Silver City; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Jack (Evan) Frankhauser, and her three children, Lynn, Anita and Neal, of Logan, Utah; Nieces Mrs. J. W. (Dickie) Wilson Sharp, and Mrs. H. L. (Margy Wilson) Willoughby, of Virginia; a nephew Bates Wilson, Moab, Utah, where he is superintendent of Arches National Monument; and two other nephews, Bates Compton of Vincentown, N. J. and Tarleton Compton of Tulsa, Okla., who attended the funeral. Services were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth E. Ford, pastor of the Methodist Church, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Friday, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery, under direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Pallbearers were Jack Frank Hauser, H. 0. Robertson, Leroy Marek, Herman Uhli, Harry Hansen, Jr., and Walter Wilson. A memorial fund has been established by family members for the Church of the Good Shepard.

KELLY: Annie M. Kelly, 89, died, Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Rest Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Kelly, a native of Uvalde, Tex., had been a resident of Silver City for the past 3 years. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Lela Monzingo of Silver City, Mrs. Nellie Glenn of Oracle, Ariz., Mrs. Jessie Trappman of El Frieda, Ariz., Mrs. Annabel Niprikas of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Peggy White of Mammoth, Ariz., Mrs. Betty White of Oracle, Ariz., a son, Patrick Kelly of Mulberry, Ark., 23 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Della Wells of Oregon, Mrs. Etta Clark of Yuma, Ariz., four brothers Bluford Patterson of Benson, Ariz., Monroe Patterson and Dale Patterson of Colorado. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sat. Oct. 28 in the Evergreen Mortuary Chapel in Tucson with burial following in the Evergreen Cemetery. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

KELLY: Death last Saturday summoned Mrs. Dolores E. Kelly, 76, pioneer of Catron County, where she was born. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Sunday at 5 p.m., followed by mass at 9 am Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Glenwood, followed by burial in the Alma cemetery. Surviving are three sons, Raymond, Alma; Pat, Grants, and Jimmy, Morenci, AZ; five daughters, Mrs. Ester Amijo and Mrs. Clorinda Estrada, Morenci; Mrs. Esther Armijo and Mrs. Rose Sanchez, Norwalk, Calif., Mrs. Felicita Spanabel?, Odessa Tex. 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

KELLY: Mrs. Flora Pearl Kelly, 33, wife of Raymond Kelly, died Tuesday at the family home in Alma, after a long illness. Surviving are her husband, her mother, Mrs. Pearl Edgar; two sisters, Mrs. Edwin Shellhorn, Alma, and Mrs. Chester Keith, Sacramento, Calif., and a brother, William Clark, Redding, Calif. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Glenwood, conducted by the Rev. Gary Carpenter. Cox Mortuary had charge of funeral arrangements and interment in the Alma cemetery.

FRAZIER: Mrs. James M. Kelley of Silver City and William Frazier of Santa Rita received word of the death of their mother, Mrs. Louisa Frazier, last Saturday morning In Wilson, Okla. Mrs. Frazier, who was 84 years old, had been in ill health for some time, She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Frazier, just two weeks before. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist church in Wilson. Burial was in Huett Cemetery there.

KELLY: Genevieve Atwood Kelly, 68, died Tuesday at her home near Glenwood. Mrs. Kelly was born in Hondo and moved to this area in 1936. She was a communicant of the Santo Nino Catholic Church in Glenwood and was a past member of the Order of Martha and the Altar Society of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Silver City. She was an avid quilt and afghan maker and had taught school in Santa Rita for several years. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Kelly of Glenwood; two daughters, Nancy Kelly of Portland, Ore., and Patsy Wach of New Bedford, Mass.; two sons, David Kelly of Glenwood and Lewis Kelly of Grants; two sisters, Sarah Zanzucchi of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Lorena King of Rodeo, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Atwood and Edward Atwood, both of Reserve; 13 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. with rosary recitation following at 7 p.m. Thursday, both in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel in Silver City, with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Middle town Catholic Church in Reserve. Burial will follow in the Lower Frisco Cemetery. The Rev. David Wollersheim will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Atwood, Clay Atwood, Lincoln Atwood, Wilford Kelly, Lester Peralta and Porfirio Armijo. Honorary pallbearers will be Harland Smith, Tony Garcia, G.V. "Buddy" Allred, Alex Martinez, Raymond Kelly, Pat Kelly, and Espire Muril.

KELLY: Miss Georgia Kelly, member of the Silver City Post Office staff since 1927, died last Thursday in George Washington Hospital, Washington, D. C., after a year’s illness. Her many years as a postal clerk and assistant postmaster was one of efficiency and unfailing courtesy. Born in Crested Butte, Colo., where she attended the public schools, Miss Kelly completed her education at St. Mary Academy in Amarillo, Texas, and St. Mary Academy in Silver City. She was Civil Service examiner at the Post Office for many years and held membership in the 24 Club, the Business and Professional Women’s Club and was affiliated with the First Methodist Church. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. H. L. Kelly of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. John A. Huff, of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Roy S. Miss Georgia Kelly, member of the Silver City Post Office staff since 1927, died last Thursday in George’- Washington Hospital, Washington, D. C., after a year’s illness. Her many years as a postal clerk and assistant postmaster was one of efficiency and unfailing courtesy. Born In Crested Butte, Colo., where she attended the public schools, Miss Kelly completed her education at St. Mary Academy in Amarillo, Texas, and St. Mary Academy in Silver City. She was Civil Service examiner at the Post Office for many years and held membership in the 24 Club, the Business and Professional Women’s Club and was affiliated with the First Methodis Church. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. H. L. Kelly of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. John A. Huff, of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Roy S.West of San Francisco. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. James G. Wayne conducting the rites. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Roy West, Melvin Huff, John Huff, Frank Parrish, Stewart Warrick and Robert Jackson Jr.

KELLY: Mrs. Inez Kelly, 64, who had resided in Glenwood for the past 11 years, died of a heart attack last Friday at her home. The deceased was survived by her husband, Pat H. Kelly, of Glenwood. Other known survivors include a great niece, Mrs. Sally Morrow, a great nephew, Bruce Miller, and a half sister who resides in Arkansas. Funeral services, under the direction of Curtis Mortuary, were conducted at 2p.m. Monday by the Rev. Smiley E. Johnson, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Reserve, at the Glenwood community Church. Burial took place in the Glenwood cemetery.

KELLY: James Kelly, 84, a resident of Deming, passed away Wednesday morning at University Hospital in Albuquerque. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

KELLY: John M. "Kelly" Kelly, 80, died Nov. 25 in Glenwood. Mr. Kelly was born in Monticello, N.M., and was a life-long resident of Catron County where he was self-employed as a rancher. Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, Pearl Serna Kelly of Glenwood, two daughters, Marie Fletcher of Oracle, Ariz., Josephine Craven of Tempe, Ariz., two sons, Edward Kelly of Bernalillo, Wilson Kelly of Glenwood, two sisters, Nina Tipton of Las Lunas, Emma Roberts of Glenwood, two brothers, Pat Kelly of Glenwood, Esias Kelly of Albuquerque, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Rosary recitation was said Friday evening at 7 p.m at the Glenwood Community Center. Graveside services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Shellhorn, Bruce Fletcher, Leroy Fletcher, Steve Klutch, Bobby Ray Kelly, and Grant Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Elsworth Tipton, Kenneth Holliman, Iris Allred, Gus Allred, Pleas Allred and Urgano Chacon.

KELLY: Leslie L. Kelly, 66, died at his home in Hurley Wednesday. Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie, in January of this year. He was a native of Deming and has lived in Hurley for the past 45 years. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1971, where he was head timekeeper. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Hurley, Masonic Lodge No. 55, Hurley Chapter No. 43, OES, the Hurley Community Church. He served as grand representative of the Grand Lodge of Ireland; past district deputy grandmaster of the Tenth Masonic District in New Mexico; past worshipful master of Hurley Lodge No. 55 AF&AM; past master counselor in DeMolay in Deming and as a member of the board for Girl Scouts. Mr. Kelly is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kay O'Donnel of Marana, Ariz.; two grandchildren and four brothers, Merrill of Hurley, Jessie of Deming, Marshall of Roswell and Marian of Florida. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Eugene Bjork and the Hurley Masonic Lodge officiating. Graveside services were conducted in Lovington Saturday.

KELLY: Merritt Kelly, 90, of Hurley passed away Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1901, to Army and Mattie (Harmon) Kelly in Pioneer, Texas. Mr. Kelly was a graduate of Deming High School, a member of the New Mexico Livestock Association, and the founder of the Hurley Roping Club. Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife of 66 years, Thelma (Pride) Kelly of Hurley; a daughter, Betty Cook of Hurley; two brothers, Marshall Kelly of Deming and Cecil Kelly of Hobe Sound, Fla.; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, The Rev. Kenneth C. Schultz of the Hurley Community Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. Pallbearers will be Richard Cook, Michael Cook, Randy Cook, Roy Jackson, Rex Ahlquist and Jay Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Slim Ahlquist, Eddie Ahlquist, Bill Jackson, Asa Jones and Ray Baca. Contributions in memory of Mr. Kelly may be made to the Hurley Community Church. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

KELLY: Pat H. Kelly, 82, died Friday, Dec. 13, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Kelly was born in Monticello, New Mexico, and was a life long resident of Catron County, where he was a rancher. He was a member of the Santo Nino Catholic Church of Glenwood and the Silver City Elks Lodge. Mr. Kelly is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Roberts of Glenwood, Mrs. Nina Tipton of Los Lunas, one brother, Esias Kelly of Albuquerque and several nieces and nephews. Rosary Recitation was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Santo Nino Catholic Church in Glenwood with the Reverend Father Miguel Macaya officiating at both services. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Grant W. Roberts, Kimmy Kelly, Rick Kelly, Wayne Pierce, Wilford Estrada and Billy Kiehme. Honorary pallbearers were, Ramond Trujillo, Tris Allred and Kenneth Shellhorn.

KELLY: Perry Raymond Kelly, six-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Kelly of Reserve, passed away Tuesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Besides the parents, surviving are a brother and two sisters. Rosary services were held in the Ramon Trujillo home at Reserve on Wednesday evening, followed by Mass today in the Catholic Church and burial in the Aragon cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

KELLY: Infant Rena Lynn Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford J. Kelly, passed away April 18, and was buried in the Silver City cemetery. Survivors are her parents and brother, Terrence Bale.

KELLY: Funeral services for Mrs. Ruthie B. Kelly, who passed away here Saturday following a lingering illness, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Reverend Eugene A. Bjork of the Hurley Community Church and A.G. Chapter of P.E.O. were in charge of the services. Mrs. Kelly had resided in this community for the past forty years and was a prominent Cobre teacher. She had also been active in the Hurley Eastern Star, Hurley Rainbow Assembly, A.G. Chapter of P.E.O. and local and state education associations. Mrs. Kelly is survived by her husband Leslie of Hurley, a daughter Kay of Tucson, four sisters: Mrs. Samantha Anderson of Cross Roads, Mrs. Mae Denny of Jal, Mrs. Robert Leonard of Silver City and Miss Jane Bilbrey of Lovington. Also surviving are three brothers: Marion Bilbrey of Bledsoe, Texas, Waymon Bilbrey and Wilson Bilbrey of Cross Roads.
KELLY: Funeral services were held at Glenwood Tuesday for Susan Patricia Kelly, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kelly, who passed away at Hillcrest Hospital n Silver City.

KELLY: Thelma Kelly, 94, a resident of Hurley since 1939, passed away Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1899, to Ed and Sally (Barksdale) Pride in Sonora, Texas. She married Merritt Kelly on Oct. 10, 1925, in Deming. All their married life the Kelly’s ranched in southwest New Mexico. In 1939, Mr. Kelly went to work for Chino Mines and started working at the Hurley Sweet Shop, but they still continued ranching. She was a devoted wife for 66 years. Though she only had one child, she raised many and loved them all. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Cook of Hurley; a sister, Ruth Ahlquist and her husband, Slim, of Higley, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Rick Cook and his wife, Kay, of Silver City, Mike Cook and his wife, Joyce, of Hanover, Randy Cook and his wife, Kim, of Hurley and Patty Jackson and her husband, Roy, of Arenas Valley; 14great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

KELLY: Walter R Kelly Jr., 24, of Huntington Park, Calif., was killed last Saturday near Reserve in a highway accident. His car went out of control and plunged into a canyon. He was driving alone at the time and his wife was following him with a 3-month-old baby in another car. The sheriff’s office at Reserve investigated the accident. The body was brought to the Mortuary in Silver City and was shipped to Raytown, Mo, home of his parents, where services were held and burial took place.

KELSEY: Alice Elizabeth Conway Kelsey, 73 Died Sunday in Silver City. Mrs. Kelsey was born in Raton on Feb. 12, 1913 and had been a resident of Silver City for the past 51 years. She was retired from the Grant County Treasurer's Office where she served as county treasurer, off and on, for more than 20 years. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church on Arizona Street where she served as organist and choir director for 10 years. Mrs. Kelsey graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1934, attended Denver University for one year, and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She came to Silver City in 1935 and became a social worker, for the state and in 1936 was married to Harold Kelsey. She was an active member in many organizations all her life. Mrs. Kelsey is survived by two daughters, Peggy DeSoto of Silver City and Meg Hofmeister of Tucson, Ariz., two sons, Jay Kelsey of Tucson, retired from the U.S. Air Force, and Capt. Pat Kelsey, U.S. Air Force, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kelsey, in 1950; and her sister, Marion Oliver, in 1984. Memorial services will be held at the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City on Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KELSEY: This community was shocked early Monday to learn of the untimely passing of Harold H. Kelsey, well known and liked businessman. Mr. Kelsey succumbed at the Grant County General Hospital on Sunday evening after a brief illness of two days. He suffered a heart attack last Friday. Born in Kansas City, Mo., the deceased had spent the last 33 years as a resident of Grant County. In late years he had been the local distributor for the products of the Continental Oil Company. Mr. Kelsey was a member of Santa Rita Masonic Lodge, No. 55, of which he was a past master and he was also a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites of Freemasonry of Santa Fe. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church officiated. The Santa Rita Masonic Lodge was in charge of the graveside services. Arrangements were by the Cox Mortuary. A request by members of the bereaved family that money which they might use for floral offerings be given to various funds such as those for the Heart, Cancer and Crippled Children benefits was acceded by the many friends of Mr. Kelsey and was a worthy gesture. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Alice Conway Kelsey; two daughters, Marian and Margaret; two sons, Jay and Patrick; a sister, Mrs. A.J. Swapp, Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Lauren Kelsey of Kansas City, Mo. There are also several aunts, one of whom is Mrs. R.E. Kelsey with whom the deceased made his home for many years.

KELSEY: Jay Calvin Kelsey, 51, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Silver City, died Thursday, Nov. 16. He was born in Silver City on Jan. 29, 1944. Mr. Kelsey is survived by his wife, Candace; his sister, Margaret Hofmeister; and a brother, Patrick Kelsey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alice and his sister, Peggy Desoto. Also surviving are children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelsey was a retired technical sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. Memorial services will be held at the Silver City Horseman's Park Arena on U.S. 180 East on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Contributions to family members may be made in lieu of flowers.

KELSEY: Mrs. Vernie H. Kelsey, 91, died Friday, Jan. 17 at Hillcrest Hospital.
KELTNER: Pearl May Keltner, 84, a resident of Horizon Southwest Nursing Home in Silver City, passed away this morning. She was the widow of Robert Keltner. She was born May 19, 1912, in Corning, N.Y., the daughter of Francis Tobey and Bertha Kimber. Mrs. Keltner is survived by a daughter, Nancy Webber of Silver City; five grandchildren, Jo Webber of Phoenix, Harry Webber of Phoenix, Matt Webber of Paige, AZ., Suzy McMillan of F1agstaff, Ariz., and Philip Wehberof Anderson, Nev.; and six great-grandchildren Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

KEMP: Byron Thomas Kemp, 42, a former resident of Silver City and member of a pioneer Grant County family, died last Friday at his home in Tucson of a heart attack. In recent years, be had been associated with his father, B. C. Kemp, in the wholesale liquor business in the Arizona city where he was prominent in civic affairs. Survivors are his wife, his parents, a sister, Mrs. Joseph Barr of El Paso; two aunts, Mrs. Joe Tipton and Mrs. Leola Price, Silver City, and an uncle, Ray Coleman of Alamogordo. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Arizona Mortuary in Tucson where burial look place. All members of the family and friends from Silver City attended the last rites.

KEMP: Dee Kemp, 80, passed away Jan.11 at Gila Regional Medical Center. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lyndol Tipton of Silver City; a brother, Byron C. Kemp of Tucson, Ariz.; a nephew, R.G. Tipton of Albuquerque; and a niece. Mrs. Kemp had been employed by Greyhound Bus Lines for many years before her retirement, and was a resident of Los Angeles. Services will be held Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Wiley of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be R.G. Tipton, Scott Tipton, William Anderson, Ed Walkey, David Schwantees and Al Franks. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral home.

KEMP: Harold Henry Kemp, 67, was found dead Friday, December 8, in the Badger Woodcutting area in the Burro Mountains. Mr. Kemp was a native of Porterville, California and a long time resident of Grant County. He was affectionately known as "Kempy" to his friends. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Mae Kemp of Flurry Acres. One daughter, Mrs. Gaile Hensley of Silver City and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Chapin of Gila and Mrs. Nellie Bradshaw of Deming, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 12, at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila at 10:30 a.m., with Mr. Frank Rooks conducting the services. Serving as pallbearers were Lewis Miller, Butch Wallace, John Fowler, Floyd Fowler, Ray Fowler and George Schale. The family requests that donations be made in Harold Kemp's name to the heart fund.

KEMPER: Ernest Harold Kemper, 72, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Enlo Hospital in Chico, Calif. He was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Whitepine, W.Va., the son of Roy J. Kemper and Velma Hickman Kemper. In 1943, having completed his junior year of high school and three years of dental training, he entered the U.S. Navy. Upon finishing boot training, he was assigned to a general dental laboratory in Camp Green Bay at Great Lakes, ill., where he served throughout the remainder of World War II. in 1944, lie got married and Following discharge from the Navy moved to Old Orchard Beach. Maine, where his daughter Helen Gail, was born on Jan. 21. 1946. In 1948, he entered the Civil Service at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinsburge. W.Va. In February 1952, he transferred to the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Bayard. While operating the dental laboratory there, he was also involved with credit unions. He was president of the Grant County Archaeological Society and was a member of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce, representing the Fort Bayard hospital. He was also a member of the Lions and Moose clubs. Having learned to golf at the age of 16, and because the hospital at Fort Bayard had a golf course on the grounds, he played golf four to five days a week kind 36 to 72 holes on many weekends. He also belonged to a group of hunters that each year hunted deer, elk, antelope, waterfowl and upland game. During his last five years in New Mexico, since civilian law enforcement was not allowed on VA property, he was appointed deputy sheriff, primarily to handle cases related to hospital grounds, but he also was on call for duty anywhere in Grant County. In November 1965, he was transferred to an outpatient clinic in downtown San Francisco, where he assumed the duties of chief dental laboratory services. He retired in 1980 after 32 years of federal service. In October 1986, he and his wife, Gladys Kemper, moved to Stony Creek Farm in Lambertville, Calif. That same year, he joined the Princeton Fire Department, which serves the northern part of Colusa County, and in 1989 he became county commissioner of the Princeton Volunteer Fire Department District. Survivors are his wife, Gladys of the home; his daughter, Dr. Helen Gail Varner, and her husband, Dr. Foy Varner of Hawaii; and two granddaughters, Dawn Hedgpeth and her husband, Jesse, and twin sons, Drew Taylor and Derek Royce, of Hitchcock, Texas, and Jennifer Varner of Piano, Texas. Other survivors are Foy Varner and Michelle Dorc and son Foy Varner IV of Santa Fe, Texas; and three brothers, Hubert and family of Parkersburg, W.Va., Allen and family of Cleveland, and Hatzel and family of Millstone, W.Va.

KENLY: Frank Kenly, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 4, at his residence in Silver City. Mr. Kenly was a native of Canon City, Colo., and had resided in Grant County for the past 25 years where he was engaged in the ranching business until his retirement a few years ago. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Kenly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katheryne N. Kenly of Silver City, one son, John Kenly of Phoenix, Ariz., one step son, Daniel Dunagan of Silver City and seven grandchildren. Survivors also include & sister, Mrs. Grace Smart of Santa Cruz, Ca. and one brother, Clarence (Bud) Kenly of Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dick Ross of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Allingham-Golding Post #18 of the American Legion conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Virgil Vance, Don Robinette, Marvin Glenn, Johnny Fowler, Horace Bounds and John Reynolds.

KENLY: Katheryne Kenly, 78, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KENNEDY: Beutab Kennedy, 81, entered eternal life Saturday in Silver City. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Silver City.

KENNEDY: N. L. Kennedy, Sr., 73, of Hurley, retired Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. employee died last Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital, following a brief illness. Surviving are two sons, N. L. Kennedy, Jr., Hurley, and Edward H. Kennedy, Tucson; five daughters, Mrs. Glen Sutton and Mrs. Ernie DeCote, Hurley; Mrs. Ervin S. Armbrust, Albuquerque; Mrs. Jean Allied, San Diego, CA; Mrs. Goldie Cardenas, West Sacramento, Calif., and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Graham Mortuary in Las Cruces and burial took place in the Masonic cemetery.

KENNEDY: Kennedy: Duell L. Kennedy, 90, a Deming resident, died Saturday at his home. A memorial service was to be held this afternoon at two at Bethel Baptist Church in Deming with the Rev. A.D. Kyle officiating. He was born Sept. 4, 1904 in Heber Springs, Ark. to William A. Kennedy and Alberta T. Dill Kennedy. He moved to New Mexico in 1926 and worked for mining companies in the Silver City area. He married Essie N. Parson on June 10, 1927. Mr. Kennedy moved to Mogollon and was superintendent of the mill for Black Hawk Mining Co. until 1942, when he moved to Deming. He was there employed with Peru Mill until it closed. He worked for Anaconda Uranium Mill in Grants for three years until his retirement in 1982. He did consulting for various mining companies in the United States and Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Essie Kennedy of the home; a son, James Kennedy of Safford, Ariz.; three daughters, June Farrell of Pearce, Ariz. and LaVonne Guenthart and Faith Garrett, both of Deming; a sister, Ester Vanhoy of Yakima, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Reaves of Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home, Portales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

KENNEDY: Ira Kennedy, 71, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Kennedy was born in Cottonwood, Texas and had been a resident of Grant County where he was a retired brakeman for Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Kennedy of Bayard, three daughters, Stella Carr of Eureka, California, Ruby Riddle of Santa Clara, California, Patricia Ballncula of San Francisco, California, a son, Bobby Kennedy of Santa Clara, California, two sisters, Opal White of Abilene, Texas, Ruby Bunner of Albuquerque, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Graveside funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Hurley Cemetery with the Pastor Michael F. West of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed. Serving as pallbearers were Albert B. Padilla, Jr., Jack McCant, L.B. Chandler, Raul Salcido, Richard Marrufo and Rudy Marrufo. Honorary pallbearers were, Larry Padilla, David Conway, Alex Ramos, Steve Armendariz, Manuel Hinojosa, Renaldo Marrufo and Tommy Gutierrez.

KENNEDY: Mrs. Nicholas L. Kennedy, Sr., resident of Hurley and member of a well-known pioneer family, passed away the past week in Hillcrest Hospital. Rosary services were held in the Graham Mortuary chapel at Las Cruces, followed by Mass in St. Genevieve Catholic Church. Burial was in Las Cruces. Survivors are her husband, N.L. Kennedy; two sons, five daughters and eleven grandchildren.

KENNEDY: Nick Kennedy of Hurley died Sunday, Aug. 30 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Ruth, also of Hurley; two sons, Nicholas L. Kennedy, III of Albuquerque and John William Kennedy of Houston; two daughters, Jenann Boucher of Union Lake, Mich. and Nancy Madigan of Bernalillo, NM; eight grandchildren; one brother, Edward Kennedy of Tucson; four sisters, Irene Cardenas of West Sacramento, Calif., Corine and Hester DeCoste of Hurley and Georgia Armburst of Albuquerque. Services for Mr. Kennedy were held on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wheeler Chapel with David Strain officiating and burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Crawford, Charles Sherman, John Moore, Manuel Vargas, Joe Trujillo, Willard Willis and Dexter Stockstill. Honorary pallbearer was Henry Holguin. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to SWSH. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

KENNEDY: Richard L. Kennedy, 59, died Saturday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Iowa City, Iowa. Mr. Kennedy was the owner of Home Gas and Equipment Co., Inc. and Bargain Annex. He was an alumnus of the University of Iowa and received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Arizona. He was past president of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Copper Crest Country Club, past president of the Silver City Lions Club, past president of the Prospectors, past president of the University Club, was a director for American National Bank, was a member of the Silver City Golf Association, was a member of Elks Lodge No. 413, and was a member of the Corporation for Downtown Development-Silver City Main Street Project. Mr. Kennedy and his wife returned to Silver City in 1975 to manage the family businesses. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith officiating. Concluding service will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Sudie Kennedy of Silver City; a daughter, Lindy Kennedy of Aptos, Calif.; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Denise Kennedy of Silver City; his daughter, Lauren Kennedy of Silver City; his daughter, Kelly Kennedy of Waterford, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, John, Kristen and Eric Kennedy of Silver City, Tyra Kennedy of Waterford, and Farrah, Kendra and Jessica Upton, all of Silver City; and two sisters, Katy Walter of Tacoma, Wash., and Dolly Williamson of Tucson, Ariz. Casket bearers will be Ken Havens, Jim Smith, Bruce Jackson, Chuck Olson, Dougan Anderson and Jerry Hurt. Honorary bearers are Dan Dunagan, Jack Stroman, Glen Kennedy, Dick Gooding, Wesley Williamson, and Dean Wygant, members of the Silver City Lions Club, Bob Shaw and Victor Ornelas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Kennedy's memory to the athletic departments of the Grant County schools, the Silver City Main Street Project or a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.
KENNEDY: Roxie Lee Kennedy, 59, former Silver City resident and Grant County clerk, died Thursday at her home in Salt Lake City. She was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Holiday, Utah, to Della L. Graham and Walter S. Redmond. She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Kennedy of Salt Lake City; two sons and their families, Bruce Kennedy of Silver City and John Kennedy of Ruidoso; and two sisters, Phyllis Selin of Salt Lake City and Audrey West of Redwood City, Calif. A family memorial service will be held in Salt Lake City.

KENNEDY: Tyra Louise Kennedy, 6, of Silver City entered life eternal Thursday in University Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born March 13, 1985, in Shawnee, Okla., and had been a Silver City resident for the past year. Tyra was a student in Mrs. Ana Kelley's first-grade class at Stout Elementary School and was a blessing and inspiration to her family and to her extended family. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev David F. Goble and the Rev. Gerald D. Griffin officiating. Concluding services will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include her mother, Kelly Leigh Kennedy of Silver City; her grandmother, Sudie W. Kennedy of Silver City; an uncle, Scott Kennedy of Silver City; three aunts, Lindy Kennedy of Aptos, Calif., Lauren Kennedy of Animas, and Denise Kennedy of Silver City; and six cousins, John, Kristen and Eric Kennedy of Silver City, and Farrah, Kendra and Jessica Upton of Animas. Casket bearers will be Scott Kennedy, John Kennedy, Russell Keene and Pete Peterson. Honorary bearers are Jay Hefner, Dr. James Drennan, Ana Kelley, Debbie and Kyle Williams, and Mary Holguin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Tyra L. Kennedy-Stout Elementary School Memorial Fund. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KENNETT: Following a five weeks illness, Mrs. Willie R. Kennett of Lordsburg, died Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by Bishop William Lobstein of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints. Burial took place in the Glenwood cemetery, Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 34 holding committal services at the grave. Surviving are three sons, James Kennett and Ivan Kennett, Lordsburg; Edward Kennett, Tarzana, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Lyte, Lordsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Billings, Deming and Miss Keen Brown, Alamogordo, and a brother, John H. Brown, Silver City.

KENNETT: John Henry Kennett, 73, a resident of Bayard, died Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KENNEY: Mrs. Isabel Kenney, 83, life-long Cliff resident, was killed Monday about noon in a one-car crash on U. S. Highway 180 when the car she was driving went out of control and struck a concrete bridge abutment at Mangus Springs. A coroner’s jury at an inquest returned a verdict of accidental death. State Police Patrolman Gene Tow investigated the accident. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Gladys Snyder, of Litletton, Ohio and a sister, Mrs. Vivian Feenan, of Del Monte, Calif. Funeral services are set for 2:30 Friday at the Cliff Presbyterian Church, the Rev, Ralph Hensley officiating. Burial will be in the Gila Mesa Cemetery.

KERLEE: Gladys Kerlee, 88, former Deming resident, died in Tempe, Ariz., on Monday. She was born March 19, 1899 in Abilene, Texas. A homemaker, she came to Deming in 1955 from Hurley. She was an active member of Ruth Chapter No. 6 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today in the Baca Funeral Chapel of the Dawn in Deming. Services will be in the chapel at 10 a.m. Friday. Marcus L. Burr Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Deming, will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted by Ruth Chapter No. 6 of the Order of the Eastern Star and interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Nelson L. Haggerson Jr. and his wife, Kate, of Tempe; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are by Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

KERN: Mrs. Susie F. Kern, 69, of Bayard, County resident for more than 60 years, died last Thursday at Hillcrest, General Hospital. She was born in Cornwall, England. She had a wide circle of friends throughout the community. Survivors are a son, Arthur Kern, Bayard; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Moore Arenas Valley and Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson, Seattle Wash., 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also five sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held at 4pm Saturday at the Curtis mortuary chapel, the Rev Harold F Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

KERN: Ruby Lee Kern, 65, died April 7, 1986 in Denton, Texas, but made her home in Bayard. She is survived by her husband, Auther F. Kern of Bayard, one daughter, Phyllis Noland of Denton one son, William Van Noland Jr. of Tucson Ariz.; one stepson, William F. Kern of Bayard one sister, Joyce Danielson of Wilcox, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2p.m. Friday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ray Stafford officiating. Donations can be made to Ann’s-Haven Hospital of Denton, TX. Arrangements are by the Wheeler.

KERN: Auther F. “Tootie” Kern Jr., 77, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Friday at his home. He was born Jan. 3, 1920 in Pinos Altos to Auther Frederick and Susie Frantom Kern. Also known as Rosebud” to some people, he was a truck shop foreman at Kennecott Copper Corp. where he served for 40 years. He was a graduate of Hurley High School Class of 1938 and attended New Mexico Teachers College in Silver City. He was a U.S. Army veteran and during World War II served in the American Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater He was awarded the Good Conduct and Victory medals. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44. Cremation has taken place at Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will he held Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge and Grant County veterans groups officiating. Survivors include his son, Bill Kern of Silver City; a stepson, Bill Nolan of Tucson, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Marlene Chandler of Brookings, Ore., Lorraine Simons of Phoenix and Phyllis Nolan of Denton. Texas; four grandchildren, nine step grandchildren; five nephews: and three nieces. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

KERR: William Alien "Bill" Kerr, 71, of Animas passed away Sunday, Jan. 10. Funeral services will be con- ducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Lordsburg with Mr. Brad Mahan and Mr. Ed Kerr officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Kerr was born Oct. 23, 1927, the son of Fred Kerr and Adelaide Crow Kerr. He is survived by one brother, , Wiley Kerr, of Lordsburg. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KERR: Elmer Lloyd Pete Kerr, 91, of Animas passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. A rosary for Mr. Kerr will he recited tonight at 7 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Lordsburg. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s. Father Tony Clark will officiate. Internment will be at the San Pedro Ranch in Animas. Mr. Kerr was horn Nov. 27, 1905, in Lordsburg. He was the son of Thomas Allen “T.A.” Kerr and Ida Franklin Kerr. Mr. Kerr was married to Ofelia Torres Kerr. He is survived by his wife, Ofelia; three daughters, Elizabeth Washburn of Arenas Valley. Myra Mahan of Animas and Myra Thomas of Animas: a son, Robert Kerr of Animas.

KERR: James S. Kerr, 86, a former resident of Silver City, where he operated an automobile agency, died last Friday in Deming Memorial Hospital. In recent years, following his retirement, he had lived at the home of his daughter, Miss Ada Kerr, in Deming. Survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Borenstein of Silver City; Mrs. Marguerite Mitchell of El Paso and Mrs. Genevieve Funk of Wilmington, Calif.; two sons, Lloyd Kerr, of Gardenia, Calif., and Dennis Kerr of Phoenix, and grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Mahoney Funeral Home chapel in Deming, followed by burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

KERR: Sylvia Turner Kerr, 97, a former Lordsburg resident, died Saturday, Nov. 18 at Beverly Manor in Laguna Hills, Calif. Private family services were held in Laguna Hills. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10 in the morning. She was born Sept. 5, 1898 in Texas and had worked at the treasurer's office in Hidalgo County. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth "Betsy" Kerr; two grandchildren, Connie Brownsberger and Bill Kerr; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Earle Kerr and her only child, Jack F. Kerr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

KETCHERSIDE: Ellis Ray "Ketch" Ketcherside passed away Saturday at his home in Hurley after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Ketcherside of Gresham, Ore., on Dec. 5, 1981. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hickson Ketcherside; two stepsons, Lonnie and Ron Glasscock; a 13 year old son, Ellis Ray, by a former marriage; his mother, Nola Smith of Grass Valley, Ore.; and a brother, Craig Ketcherside of Gaston, Ore. Mr. Ketcherside was born Dec. 10, 1947, in Los Angeles and was brought up in that area. He and his wife, Carol Ketcherside, moved to Hurley from Gresham in November 1985. He was employed by Chino Mines at the Santa Rita machine shop. Services were to be held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. Dan Grindstaff, minister of the Indian Hills Baptist Church in Silver City, and Pastor Floyd Robertson were to officiate. Pallbearers were to be Bob Scullion, Ron Wofford, Kenny Peck, Al Dalton, Elvin George and Robbie Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers were to be Frank Di Piazza, his friends and his co-workers. Interment was to follow in Hurley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation earmarked for Hospice. The family selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

KETCHUM: ‘Albert “Joe” Ketchum, 66, a resident of Las Vegas, Nev., and a former resident of Grant County, entered eternal rest at Lake Mead Hospital medical Center in North Las Vegas on Monday Aug 17. Visitation will begin at 6 in the evening Thursday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. A graveside funeral service will he held at 2 in the afternoon Friday at Memory Lane Cemetery with Mr. David Strain officiating. Mr. Ketchum retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a “reverb” foreman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for eight years. He was an avid fisherman. He is survived by a son, Robert Joe Ketchum, and his wife, Starla, of Safford, Ariz.; two daughters, Carol Gaussoin and her husband, Clarence, of Alamosa, Colo., and Debra Ketchum and her husband, Mark, of Las Vegas; one sister, Jane Allison of’ Silver City; and five grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

KETCHUM: Albert B. Ketchum, 91, died Jan. 22 in Silver City. He was a retired violin instructor at Western New Mexico University, and a retired sampler from Kennecott. Ketchum was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City and was active in the Community Orchestra of WNMU. He is survived by one daughter, Jane Allison of Silver City; one son, Joe Ketchum of Hurley; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were Monday in the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City with Rev. Harry Sumners officiating. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Roger A. Brandt, Louis Spencer, Philip L. Cook, Robert M. Ingraham, Dr. Jack C. Moody, and Leslie Leach. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KETCHUM: Vesta Viola Ketchum, 69, died at Hillcrest Hospital July21 following an extended illness. Mrs. Ketchum was a native of Findlay, Ohio, and had lived in Silver City for the past 29 years. Survivors include her husband, Albert of Silver City; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Allison of Glenwood; one son, Joe of Hurley; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, Dr. Wayne Hartman of Sedalia, Mo., Craig Hartman of Fairhope, Ala., Robert Hartman of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Rev. Weir Hartman of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with the interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiated.

KEY: Funeral services for Charles 0. Key, 53, of Bayard who died as the result of injuries suffered in a accident at the Phelps Dodge Tyrone properties Monday morning, were held at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City. The Rev Billy Foster of the First Baptist Church of Bayard officiated. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors of Mr. Key include his widow, Mrs. Irene Key of Bayard; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Allensworth of Silver City and. Mrs. Janet Hutchinson of Newberry Park, Calif. four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. T. E. Key of Leonard, Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Yowell of McKinney, Tex., Mrs. Wanda Humphries of Whiterite, Tex., Mrs. Christine Beaty and Mrs. Evelyn Chance of San Antonio, Tex.; and a brother, Donald Key of Arlington Tex.

KEY: Mrs. Lucy Helen Key, 36, passed away in Hillcrest General Hospital Monday night. She is survived by her husband, A.S. Key, a son , Billy Ray ; a brother Homer Howard and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Howard of Cliff. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church at Cliff, the Rev. Thomas Myers conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Gila Mesa cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

KEY: William Nicholas "Nick" Key, 78, of Hanover passed away Sunday, April 11, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial services will be conducted at 5 Wednesday afternoon at Bright Funeral Home. Mr. Key was born July 28, 1920, in Walker County Parish, Ala., the son of Floyd Key and Lyda Ann Ernest Key. Mr. Key was married to Evelyn Williams, who preceded him in death in October 1992. Mr. Key then married Adah V. Wheeler Fleming on March 12, 1995. He is survived by his four loving children, William Phillip Key of Golden, Colo., Deborah Lynn Key of Tucson, Ariz., Janice Tyson of Atlanta, Ga., and Victoria Smith and her husband, Ernie, of Tucson; one step-son, John Phillip Fleming of Hanover; two grandchildren. Paul Key and his wife Misty, of Tucson, and Nicholas Smith of Golden; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Dylan Key of Tucson; one brother, Victor Key of Jasper, Ala.; a very special friend, Douglas Dark of Tucson; lifelong friends, Les and Charlotte Acton: and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn; a daughter Mary Lydia Key; brothers, Darrel Key and Woodrow Key; and one sister, Gretchen Key. Mr. Key grew up and started his mining career in Alabama. He relocated to Climax, Colo., and worked for three years. Mr. Key then moved to San Manuel, Ariz. and worked for Magma Copper Co. for more than 20 years. He spent several years in Indonesia and was employed by Freeport Mining Co. Mr. Key was responsible for the underground mine development, and was the safety a rector and assistant to the vice president while in Indonesia. He returned to the United States and retired in Alabama. After the death of his first wife, Evelyn, he resumed his mining career with Cobre Mining in Hanover. While working at Cobre Mining, he met and married his lovely wife, Adah, with whom he spent a very special four years and one month. Mr. Key's passion in life involved a lifelong love and enjoyment of golf and fly-fishing. He passed on his love of golf to his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included building golf clubs and fly rods, and fly tying. He was a ham radio operator, an avid reader and a computer whiz. At the age of 65, he returned to college to expand his knowledge of computers. Mr. Key's children would like to express their sincere gratitude to Adah, for all the love and care she gave their dear father during his long and difficult illness. Memorials may be made to Gila Regional Cancer Center. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KEY: Lucille Lee Key, 76, a resident of Mesa, Ariz., passed away Sunday in Mesa General Hospital. She was born in Lebanon, Ariz., the daughter of John and Carrie Lee of Gila. Mrs. Key was a beautician. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission with her husband, Bill Key, in 1978 and '79 in Minnesota. Mrs. Key is survived by her husband, Bill Key of Mesa; her sons, Jay Howard and John Howard, both of Mesa; her daughters, Sharon Swanson and Lin Fox, also of Mesa and Carolyn Whitmore of Safford, Ariz.; her sisters, Margaret Niblett of Boise, Idaho and Lorna Bowan of Kearney, Ariz.; and her brothers, Jack Lee and Kent Lee, both of Silver City. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were to begin at two this afternoon at the Mesa Lazona Ward in Mesa. A service will also be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Gila Ward in Gila. Burial will follow at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Bunker's Garden Chapel of Mesa is in charge of arrangements.

KEY: William "Billy" Key, 41, died Sunday in Cliff. He was born in Deming and had been a lifelong resident of Cliff. He was a heavy equipment operator for Chino Mines and was a member of the Gila Valley Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and one son, Thomas R. Key, both of Cliff; his father, Allie S. Key of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Linda Finley of Ben Lomond, Calif., Carolyn Whitmore of Thatcher, Ariz., and Sharon Swanson, also of Mesa; two brothers, Jay Howard of Cliff and John Howard of Mesa; his grandmother, Elvira Howard of Cliff; and one uncle, Homer Howard of Fort Bayard. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Helen Key, in 1957; and his grandfather, Arther Howard, in 1967. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gila Valley Baptist Church in Cliff with the Rev. Ken Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mesa Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Walter Lee, Bill Embick, Jim Wood, Jim Walker, Robert Upton and Floyd Clark. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all his close friends. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KEYS: Mrs. Irene Keys, 54, a former resident of Grant County for many years where she operated the Santa Rita Confectionery, died last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Matthews, In Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a member of the Santa Rita Chapter of the Eastern Star. Survivors besides her daughter are two sons, Bud Keys of Sliver City and Bill Keys, who flew home from South America for the funeral; a sister. Mrs. D. L Moore, Ajo, AZ, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Benson of Truth or Consequences. Funeral services took place in Truth or Consequences Thursday at the First Baptist Church, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducting the rites, with members of Martha Chapter of the O.E.S. conducting committal rites in the T. or C. Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Gene Stailey, L. A. Patten, Eugene Galassini, Lilton Turner, Jesse Blair and Weldon Edwards.

KEYS: Norma H. Keys, 78, died Monday in Las Cruces. She was born in McMechen, W. Va. and had been a resident of Grant County for 41 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and was a retired interviewer for the New Mexico Employment Security Commission. She also served as secretary of the Home Extension Chapter. Mrs. Keys is survived by her husband, Leon Keys, of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Nancy Matthews of Homer, Alaska; two stepsons, William L. Keys Jr. of El Paso and Ernest C. Keys of Medford, Ore.; a niece, Janie Burns of Marathon, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Viola Reay of Las Cruces; seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Monday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KEYS: William Keys, 86, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at his residence. Services are pending. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

KIDDO: Mrs. Emma Grayce Kiddo, 67, died last week in the home of her sister, Mrs. Joan Bess Cobb. Surviving are Mrs. Cobb, two brothers, Nelson and Bill Miller, Pennsylvania; a niece, Joan Felix; and a nephew, Edward Felix. Funeral services were held Friday in Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Wayne Douglas officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

KIEHNE: Emil F. Kiehne, prominent resident of Catron County, died at the home of his daughter in Reserve Tuesday evening at the age of 79. Mr. Kiehne, who came to Reserve In 1889 from Texas, was probably Catron County’s most prominent and well-known citizen. As a cattleman he was affiliated with many livestock organizations, chairman of the Catron County Soil Conservation Service and had served also as chairman of the county’s schools. Survivors are a son, Max C. Kiehne, two daughters, Mrs. Pablo Romero and Mrs. Victor T. Jeronr all of Reserve, and a brother C. Kiehne of Menard, Texas. Funeral services’ were held at 9 o’clock this morning in Reserve at the San Francisco Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Osca officiating at requiem high mass. Interment was made in Reserve cemetery
KIEHNE: Mrs. Ollie Kiehne, 77, long time Reserve resident, died Monday in a Morenci, Ariz., hospital. She had resided for the past five years at the home of her son, Chester, in Clifton, Az. Other survivors include four brothers, Dowell Ward, Snowflake, Ariz.; Lloyd, Globe, Ariz.; James, of Clint, Tex., and John, of Garden Grove, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Dude McCarty, Re-serve, and Mrs. Regina Wildenstein, Magdalena; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Llewellen Funeral Home in Clifton, with a second service at the Reserve Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 2 p.m., followed by interment in the Reserve Cemetery.

KIEHNE: August W. Kiehne, 72, a pioneer rancher of Reserve, died of injuries suffered in a one-car accident Tuesday. He ran off the road in his pickup truck about a mile east of Glenwood on Highway 260 Tuesday night and was not found until Wednesday morning. He was taken to Glenwood for treatment for shock and exposure then removed to Hillcrest General Hospital where he died about five minutes after admittance. The place where his truck ran off the highway was in a remote section and hidden from passing cars during the night. He is survived by his wife to whom he was married in Reserve in October, 1907; two sons, Karl of Reserve and Earl Guy of Las Cruces; three daughters, Mrs. W. E. Rogers, of Morenci, Ariz., Miss Stella M. Kiehne and Mrs. C.E. Shellhorn, both of Reserve; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Earl C. Hornbrook of Las Cruses. Funeral services were held Friday morning at his home in Pleasanton with the Rev. Rhea Kuykendall officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Reserve.

KIEHNE: Mrs. Max Kiehne, member of a pioneer family of Catron County, died last Friday at Reserve. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday with burial taking place in the Reserve cemetery.

KIEHNE: Tom Lee Kiehne, a resident of Luna, passed away Tuesday in Las Cruces. He was born July 29, 1924, in Albuquerque, the second son of Max C. and Teresita Lopez Kiehne. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joanne, and a sister, Nellie Dora. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ellen, a daughter, Janice; and two sons, Oliver and Leland. He is also survived by two brothers, Emil Kiehne of El Paso, Texas, and Billy Kiehne of Reserve. As a lifetime resident of Catron County, Mr. Kiehne spent his life involved in ranching and business. He, along with his wife and children, operated Luna Mercantile, a grocery and general merchandise store, for 32 years. As a young man, he was active in county politics and served as county chairman of the Republican Party. He was elected to the position of country treasurer, serving in that capacity from 1953-55. He also served on the county hospital board and Selective Service Board. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Luna at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at the Luna Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Getz Mortuary of Las Cruces.

KIESLING: Jack Warren Kiesling, 48, died Thursday in Albuquerque. He was born Feb. 8, 1940 in Little Rock, Ark., and had resided in the Grant County area for several years. He was self-employed in the mine claims business. Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment was scheduled at 3 p.m. today in Memory Lane Cemetery. He is survived by a son, Jack W. Berry of Playas; two daughters, Sara Waters of Yuba City, Calif., and Cindy Fastje of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Jonathan Edward Kiesling of Jacksonville, Ark.; and three grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KIESSLING: Michael Joseph Kiessling, 35, a resident of Las Cruces for the past three years, died Saturday at his home. He had been a resident of New Mexico for the past 15 years. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and was a music Minister. Mr. Kiessling was a graduate of Western New Mexico University in Silver City, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and a master's degree in math. He headed the Red Cross in Silver City, and was a 1978 graduate of Triangle Tech in Pittsburgh, Pa. He had worked as an environmental engineer for the state of New Mexico for the past three years. He is survived by his parents, Francis and Christine Kiessling of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, Patrick Thomas Kiessling of Las Cruces; and a sister, Karen Beth Kos of Cincinnati, Ohio. Visitation was held Monday at Getz Funeral Home. The rosary followed. The funeral Mass was held at 10 this morning at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Getz officiating. He will be sent to Indianapolis for Mass of the resurrection and burial. Arrangements were by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

KEITH: Howard C Keith, resident of Glenwood, 58, a retired Highway Department engineer died the past week at Las Cruces, where he had lived after his retirement. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Emma Keith; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Fitz, of Las Cruces, and a son, Harold Keith of Glenwood. Funeral services were held in the Glenwood Community Church and burial followed in the Alma Cemetery.

KILBOURN: Douglas Kilbourn died Dec. 3 at the Murray Hotel. Services for Mr. Kilbourn were pending. Arrangements were under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

KILBURN: Harvey Maher Kilburn, born in Silver City Dec. 21, 1895, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Kilburn, passed away in Los Angeles Saturday, August 24, after several months’ illness. Harvey spent the first 11 years of his life in Silver City where he attended the public schools. In 1904 his father, who was marshal of the town, was killed by Howard Chenoweth, a drunken cowboy. Soon after his death, Harvey's mother with her four children, moved to Los Angeles where he finished high school and entered the University at Berkley. He attended only one year when the First World War broke out and enlisted in the U. S. Army. He saw two years of service overseas and was on the front line when the Armistice was declared. Upon his return, he entered Davis College and finished his course in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. When he finished, he was employed by President Herbert Hoover to over-see the operations of the Hoover ranch which he did with great credit. At this time he met Miss Grace Smart of San Francisco and after several months, they were married. Three children were born to this union, two sons, Harvey M., Jr. and Ralph and one daughter, Margaret, now Mrs. Rink. After leaving the Hoover farms he was employed by the A & T and later bought the beautiful ranch home at Woodlake where he was living at the time of his death. After having had experience in cattle raising in New Mexico, he had one of the finest herds of Herefords as a side line on his ranch. Besides his wife and three children, he is survived by six grand children, two sisters, Hattie Hilton of Los Angeles and Catherine Gilmore, Santa Barbara, one brother Jack of Salinas, Calif.; three aunts, Mrs. Carolyn Stauber and Mrs. Lee Tiatt of Long Beach and Mrs. Robert K. Bell of Vanadium.

KILBURN: Mrs. Robert K. Bell of Vanadium received a message that her nephew. Jack Kilburn passed away in Stockton, Calif. this week of a heart attack. Jack was the youngest son of Marshal Bill Kilburn, who gave his life while discharging his duty as town marshal of Silver City. Shortly after Mr. Kilburn's death Mrs. Kilburn with her four children, went to Los Angeles to make her home and where the children received fine educations. During World War I . Jack served three years in the Navy. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving him are three daughters, Jackie, Alice and Kay, six grandchildren. two sisters, Mrs. Fred Gilmore of Santa Barbara and Mrs. Harvey Hilton of Manhattan Beach; three aunts, Mrs. Bell of Vanadium, Mrs. Carolyn Stauber and Mrs. Mary Platt of Long Beach Calif., and many nieces and nephews. His brother Harvey passed away in August. 1957. Many of the old-timers will remember Jack driving around the streets with his pinto Burro, "Nelli" and little cart which his father gave him before his untimely death.

KILDUFF: James M. Kilduff, 38, died June 26, as a result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident on Highway 180 in Grant County. Mr. Kilduff was born and raised in the Meeker Whitewater area of western Colorado, after his marriage to Carol Woodard made his home on the Piceance Creek. He moved to New Mexico in 1976 where he was employed as the manager of the Richardson Ranch west of Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Carol Kilduff of Silver City, two daughters, Jamie Kilduff, Jody Kilduff, a son, Howard Kilduff, all of Silver City, a sister, Patty Howard of Rangely, Colorado, a brother Tom Kilduff of Meeker, Colorado and two aunts, Betty Willson of Glenwood Spring, Colorado and Dolly Kinnamon of Meeker, Colorado. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 230, in Meeker, Colorado with burial following on Highland Cemetery in Meeker. Arrangements in Silver City were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KILGORE: Marie G. Kilgore, 64, died Saturday afternoon in her home in Silver City. Mrs. Kilgore was born March 14, 1925, in Minnesota, had been an area resident for 8 years, and was a homemaker. Memorial services will be held Saturday at Halbritter Funeral Homein Niles, Mich. Cremation was with Mimbres Crematorium in Deming. Local Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funereal Chapels.

KILLOUGH: Melvin A. "Bill" Killough, 69, died Thursday at his home in Glenwood after a short illness. He was born March 9, 1925, in Yorktown, Texas, to Alvin and Annie Killough. He attended schools in the Yorktown area, and in 1943 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served with the 3rd Fleet in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.On July 26, 1947, he married Charlet Kerr at Watford City, N.D. Mr. Killough's 40-year career in oil exploration and production included 24 years with Texaco Inc. in North Dakota, Montana, Utah and Colorado. After retiring from Texaco in 1977, he was a drilling consultant, owning his own consulting company, Rocky Mountain Drilling and Reduction. In 1984, he and his wife moved to Glenwood, where he resided until his death. Mr.Killough was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed traveling and being with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Charlet, of Glenwood; three sons, Tim Killough and his wife, Amanda, and Jay Killough and his wife, Rachel, all of Glenwood, and Jim Killough and his wife, Cindy, of Ukiah, Calif.; two daughters, Sheryl Bovee and her husband, Ken, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Patti Mahiany and her husband, David, of Estes Park, Colo.; five Grandchildren, Kirsten Bovee, Jonathon and Lindsie Mahany, and Joan and Nicholas Killough; a brother, George Killough of Roundtop, Texas; and a sister, Billie Jean Bell of Grand Prairie, Texas. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Craig Melvin Killough, his parents, Alvin and Annie Killough, and his father in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Mabel Kerr. No services are planned. Cremation was with Mimbres Crematorium. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KIMBALL: A tragic accident occurring on the highway near Lordsburg during the dust storm Tuesday afternoon took the lives of Mrs. Elmer L. Kimball, Jr., of a Texas Airforce base and that of her son, Ross Wayne Kimball, age 6, and seriously injured another son, Elmer Jr., age 9. District Attorney Tom Foy is preparing manslaughter charges against the driver of a truck involved in the accident. He is John Medlin of Mobile, Ala., whose vehicle plowed into the wreck of the Kimball car and that driven by George H. Wilson of Midland, Tex., which had occurred just a moment before. According to an investigation made by Capt. John Bradford of the New Mexico police, the Kimball car was struck head on by the Wilson car which was on the wrong side of the highway. Mrs. Kimball was instantly killed and her son, Elmer, badly injured. The latter was dragged from the car by the father into the ditch just as the truck bore down on the wreck and crushed the head of the other little Kimball boy. A passenger in the truck was the owner, R.W. Coggins of Mobile, who was asleep at the time. Passengers in the Wilson car were Bobbie Ellis and Linda Fay Wilson, neither of whom were injured. The accident raised the state's death toll to 70 for the year.

KIMBLEY: Bill Marcks Kimbley, 83, of Lordsburg passed away Wednesday, May'19, in Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Lordsburg Funeral Home with the Rev. "Kevin Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Kimbley was born Jan. 23, 1916, in .Clifton, Ariz., the son of James Ott Kimbley and Clara Seipelmeyer Kimbley. He married Verna B. "Susie" McWhorter on Oct. 19, 1944, at Gold Hill Ranch. Mr. Kimbley is survived by his wife, Susie; two daughters, Connie Corbell and her husband, Gary, and Patricia Williams and her husband, Lance, all of Lordsburg; her grandchildren, Mark Williams of Deming, Tricia Washburn and her husband, Owen, Brian Watkins and Jason Watkins, all of Lordsburg; one great-grandchild, Braiden Washburn of Lordsburg; and a brother, James Marvin Kimbley, and his wife, Daphene, formerly of Lordsburg. Mr. Kimbley was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon Ott Kimbley. He owned and operated B.M. Kimbley Inc., a Shell Oil distributorship, in Lords- burg, until his retirement in 1983. He was a lifetime member of the Lordsburg "Lions Club and a former mayor of Lordsburg. He was a Citizen of the Year and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Albuquerque.

KIMBERLY: Robert Lee Kimberly, 65 died Saturday in Silver City. He was born in Evansport, Ohio, and had lived in the Silver City area for several years, where he owned and operated the O.K. Saddlery. He was a World War II veteran and was champion saddle bronc rider in the Midwest Cowboy Rodeo Association in 1967 and 1968. Mr. Kimberly is survived by his wife, Evalina Kimberly of Silver City; one daughter, Robin Lee Kimberly, and one son, Casey Jim Kimberly, both of Silver City; one brother, John Wilson Kimberly of Defiance, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Robert Casey Kimberly and Casey Joe Kimberly, both of Silver City. Memorial services will beheld at 10 a.m. Friday in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Gumm officiating. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

KIMBLE: Joe K. Kimble, 72, a resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Texas, passed away April 30. Mr. Kimble is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frances Golden Kimble; a brother, Thomas Kimble and his wife, Mary, of Grant County; and two sisters, Mary Nell Lowe and her husband, Carroll Lowe and Ruth Bogan and her husband, Creed Bogan, Mr. Kimble was a member of the Catholic Church. A memorial Mass was celebrated May 2 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Interment of cremains was the Gila Cemetery in a service for family members on May 5.

KIMBLE: Thomas W. Kimble, 90, of El Paso, Texas, passed away Monday. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in El Paso. Mr. Kimble was assistant manager of J C Penney in Silver City under Seth Larson and later was manager of the J.C. Penney store in Miami, Ariz. He also managed the Hardware House and Gifts in Silver City. In El Paso he sold real estate and managed Evergreen Cemetery and Memorial Arts. He was a volunteer at Vista Hills Hospital, donating more than 5,000 hours of his time. He is survived by his wife of 64 years; Mary Moyer Kimble He is also survived by his son, Thomas Gary Kimble and his wife, Alta Lee of Brookville, MD.: his daughters. Greta Oherg and her husband, Harold, of Silver City, and Francil Fiess and her husband, Berry of San Clemente, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great -grandchildren.

KIMBLEY: James Marvin Kimbley, 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Kimbley was born Oct. 15, 1914 in Clifton Ariz. He was the son of Ott Kimbley and Clara Seipelmeyer Kimbley. He married Dolly Daphene Yarborough on June 28, 1962, in Lordsburg. Mr.Kimbley is survived by his wife; one son, Bill Robert Kimbley, and his wife, Pat, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two daughters, Elaine Odom and her husband, Carl, of Pensacola, Fla., and Kay Brown of Sacramento, Calif.; and one daughter-in- law, Sue Pascoe. Mr. Kimberly had one son, William James Pascoe, in 1980, and one brother, Bill Kimbley, in 1999. Mr. Kimbley was a rancher, and retired from Time D.C. Trucking Co. after many years of service.

KIME: Dale E. Kime, 81, a resident of Las Cruces since 1993, went to his rest in heaven Wednesday, Jan. 5, after a three-day illness. He was born in rural Ohio on Sept. 26, 1918. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1939, and on Nov. 25, 1940, was in one of the first detachments of Ashland County men to enter the armed forces under provisions of selective services. He was one of the three volunteer inductees. He served with the 6th Armored Infantry Battalion through the battles of Tunisian, Naples Foggia, Rome Arno campaigns, and Anzio Beachhead, and was honorably discharged May 15, 1945. He was the last survivor of the three volunteers and was proud to have served his country. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10124 in Las Cruces. In February 1946, he married Norma J. Creveling in Ashland, Ohio. He became a tradesman as a Carpet mechanic and floor specialist, an occupation which he continued for the next 40 years. In 1971, he moved to Grant County, where he built a log house on his property near the Gila National Forest beyond Pinos Altos. In Silver City, he owned and operated Kime Carpet Sales & Installation until 1980. He was also a part-time maintenance man with the U.S. Forest Service regional offices in Silver City from 1973-93, and served as a part-time transport guard with the Grant County Sheriff's Department from 1987-93. Mr. and Mrs. Kime moved to Las Cruces in 1993 to quietly enjoy retirement. There he enjoyed hiking the desert and the Organ Mountain area, and pursuing some of his family, which in addition to his wife included their four children, Dave, Tom, Mike and Jeanie. His hobbies included riding on anything with wheels, from roller skates to a Harley, traveling, reading, music, boating, hunting and hiking. Any outdoor activity was a joy for him. He also enjoyed building, remodeling and woodworking, and was a "Mr. Fix-it." His family and many friends reaching from the Ohio area across the country to California knew him as a fun-loving man who always had a, smile and a story to tell. Mr. Kime is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma, and his family, David of Rio Rancho, his wife, Elaine, and children, Janae, Kristin, Justin and Nathan; Thomas of Las Cruces, his wife, Ellen, and daughter, Lori; Michael of El Paso, Texas, his wife, Vicky, and children, Sarai, Nicole and Phillip; and Jeanie Gigante of Silver City, her husband, Robert, and children, Brandon and Tracy. Mr. Kime loved life, his family, his country and God. He lived life to the fullest and has gone to his rest to prepare for his loved ones, who will all miss him deeply. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Graham Mortuary in Las Cruces. Dr. Frank Zamora will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dale Kime Memorial Fund at Bank of America, Las Cruces. Donations will be distributed to his favorite charities.

KIMMICK: Elizabeth Bennett Kimmick, 84, longtime resident of Grant County, died at her home in Silver City Wednesday morning. Mrs. Kimmick was born April 29, 1905, in Salida, Colo., to Grant Winfield Bennett and Eva Toler Bennett. On July 26, 1927, she married Robert L. Kimmick in Silver City at the Methodist parsonage. They made their home on the Mimbres near Swartz. She was a devoted teacher and knew from a very early age that she wanted to teach. During her teaching career, she taught at Red Rock, Gila, San Juan, Dwyer, Swartz, Pinos Altos and Central. After 38 years, she retired in 1968, but she did not stop teaching; she still taught grandchildren and Sunday school. She sang in the Methodist Church Choir for many years, was a graduate of New Mexico State Teachers College in 1938, was a member of the Georgetown Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 4, was past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, the Retired Teachers Association and and the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. In 1957, she compiled the first complete history of the New Mexico State Organization of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which was published as Volume One 1894 to 1957. Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels from 2-5. Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith and the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are two sons., William L. Kimmick and his wife, Freda, of Simi, Calif., and Robert T. Kimmick and his wife, Lane, of Silver City; two daughters, Mary K. Lynch and her husband, Larry, and Betty Hunt and her husband, Larry, all of Silver City; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward D. Kimmick, in 1941, and her husband, Robert L. Kimmick, in 1974. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Dwaine, Brad and Galen Kimmick, and Bill Hunt, Bill Moreland and Eric R. Lynch. If desired, contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KIMMICK: Robert L. Kimmick, 76 died at Hillcrest Hospital, June 18 following a lingering illness. Mr. Kimmick was a native of Swartz, NM and had lived in Grant County all of his life. He attended school in Mimbres and in Deming. He served as Deputy for the Grant County Sheriff's Office, served as Chief of Police of Silver City and was Justice of Peace in Mimbres. He was a mail carrier in the Mimbres and was employed by Kennecott Copper Corporation for several years. Mr. Kimmick was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Silver City; two sons, William of San Fernando, CA., and Robert of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lynch and Mrs. Betty Hunt, both of Silver City; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Baker of Sacramento, CA. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, June 21, the Rev. Clifford Hutton of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City and the Rev. James McClelland of the First United Presbyterian Church of Silver City officiated. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Dick Dozer, Daniel White, David Baker, Marcel Biebelle, Roque Dominguez, Regis McSherry and Chester Lockwood. The family has stated that those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Easter Seals Fund in care of the funeral home.

KINCHEN: Friends here have received word that Mrs. Dannella Kinchen, a former resident of Silver City, who has been ill for the past several months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Douglas Neson in Watson, La., died Saturday. Funeral and burial services will take place in Watson. While living in Silver City, Mrs. Kinchen was active in the First Silver City Methodist Church, Cactus Rebekah Lodge, Whitewater Extension Club and the Newcomers Club. Mrs. Kinchen is survived by two daughters and a son.

KINDORF: Mrs. Mabel Louise Kindorf, 69, died Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital Mrs. Kindorf was a native of Kelvin, Ariz., and had lived in Grant County for the past 43 years. Survivors include her husband, James, if Bayard; one brother, Walter Buell of Phoenix; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel B. Wright of Bakersfield, Calif., and Mrs. George Stirton of Oak Grove, Calif. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with Mrs. Mabel Lentz, reader of the Christian Science Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Smith, Richard Chanks, Nolan Smith, Calvin Chapman, Anthony Godec, and Jess Runyan.

KING: Daisy King, 16, of Las Cruces died Sunday as the result of an automobile accident in Las Cruces. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

KING: Funeral services will be held Saturday for James B. King, Sr., father of former resident James (Jim) King, Jr., who died at his home in Rice, Washington. Jim King was former manager of E. Cosgrove, Inc., and Plateau Supply before moving to Washington. Mr. King is also survived by his widow, a daughter, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at Colvile, Wash., under the direction of the Bastian Funeral Home.

KING: Jesse Lee King of French Camp, Calif., died Aug. 11 after a long illness. He was horn March 2, 191 n in Fort Worth, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Dealvis King. He had lived in Stockton Calif., since l96O, and during this- period he was a member of the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Alice Dunckhorst in Silver City; two sons, Jesse King Jr. of Silver City and George King of Albuquerque and two daughters, Alice King of Fort Worth and Idella Ann King of Hayward Calif. Services were held in Stockton on Friday, Aug.23.
KING: Mrs. L. H. King, S7, a former resident of Silver City for many years died Monday in El Paso. She was the aunt of Mrs. E. D. McAdam and a sister of the late Mrs. B. H. Blackwell. She has many friends here. Her husband died several years ago. Burial will he in Batesville, Ark.

KING: Richard F. King, 68, a World War I veteran, died Jan. 20 at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital He was a resident of Fabens, Texas. Survivors are his, wife, Mrs. Heldur King; two daughters, Dorothy and Margaret Louise of Fabens and a son, Charles, of Fremont, Nebr. Funeral services and burial were held in El Paso.

KING: William R King, 69, a retired merchant of Bayard and a former Chino Mines employee, died in a Silver City rest home Monday where he had been a patient for several years. survivors are a son Raymond R King of Hurley, and a daughter Mrs. R H Jenks of the Canal zone, Panama; two brothers, Roy and Claude King of Abilene TX; and two sisters, Mrs. Bell Forest of Tuscola, TX and Mrs. Pauline Whitiker of Anson TX. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10am at the Curtis mortuary chapel the Rev Harold E Johnson of Santa Rita officiating. Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery.

KING: Clarice Whitehill King, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at Downey Hospital in Downey, Calif. She is survived by her husband, Lester B. King of South Gate, California.

KING: Elsie E. King, 86, of Silver City, died Tuesday. She was born in Oklahoma Territory and later homesteaded in New Mexico. She attended New Mexico Highlands University and taught school in Vaughn as a start for her teaching career. She had been a resident of Silver City for 17 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist church in Silver City. She is survived by her son, Shelby King of Mimbres; three sisters, Edna Morrison of Roswell, Beatrice Johnson of Clovis and Ruth Adcox of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shurley King, in 1961. Funeral services will be held in the first United Methodist Church Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Wayne Sheffield will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Kennedy, Charles Goats, John Tomlin, Martin Porter, L.D. Adcox and Joel Tomlin. Arrangements are with the Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

KING: Genevieve Ruth King, 70, resident of Deming, died Monday morning at Mimbres Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1913 in Manhattan, Kansas and had lived in Deming for 26 years having moved here from EL Paso, TX. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Visitation was held March 21 in the Wayside Chapel of the Wheeler Mortuary. Funeral services where held March 22 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeffrey A. Symonds officiating. Survivors include two sons, Allen Bradley King and Gayle Anthony "Butch" King of Deming; a daughter, Linda K. Gerhard of San Francisco, Ca; and two grandchildren, Jesse King and Shay Louis King of Deming. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lee King in 1960 and her husband, Walter Hugh "Buzz" King in 1977. Pallbearers were Henderson Coffman, Ed Babers and Dick Hodson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Center. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

KING: Mrs. Marvin (Gladys) King died on Thursday, Nov. 5 in Medford, Ore. She was born Dec. 8, 1897 at Sullivan, Ind., and received her early education there. She moved to Denver about 1931 and worked as a registered nurse. In 1941, she took a nursing position at the company hospital in Santa Rita. She married Marvin A. King in 1942 and lived in Arenas Valley for the next 33 years, until she moved to Medford to live with her step-daughter, Alma Stoner. Her husband, Marvin, died in March, 1975. Mrs. King is survived by her step-daughter, Alma King Stoner and four grandchildren, all of Oregon. Memorial services will be held Sunday, Nov. 15 at Valley Community Church at morning services. Cremated remains will be interred at the National Cemetery, Fort Bayard at a later date.

KING: Gloria Rita King, 66, of Silver City passed away Monday at the University of New Mexico Medical Center. Mrs. King was born Aug. 8, 1925, to Ross and Rose [Philbrook] Andronico in Quincy, Mass. She is survived by her husband, Lewis E. King of Silver City; two daughters, Jewel Buchanan of Opelika, Ala., and Kristol King of Silver City; a sister, Lillian Shdeed of Holbrook, Mass.; a brother, Leo Andronico of Quincy; a grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. King was a member of the Copper Crest Country Club in Silver City and worked with her husband at the Audiovox Hearing Center. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Club of Silver City. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

KING: James W. King, 69, passed away Wednesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. King was born in Harrison, Arkansas February15, 1911, and moved with his parents to Branson, Missouri, about 1922, where he remained before moving to Santa Rita in 1941. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation from 1942 until he retired in 1975. Mr. King was a member of the Valley Community Church where he was a Deacon and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Branson, Missouri. Mr. King is survived by his wife, Eula R. King of Silver City: two daughters, Peggy Flowers of Orofino, Idaho, Patty Broome of Hampton, Virginia; a son, Billy Joe King of Albuquerque; a sister, Jessie Faye Lewis of Springfield, Missouri, 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Curtis- Bright Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Schultz officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge conducting the graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were, Bill Smith, Art Bolling, Buster Richardson, Alan Wiseman, Charles Thurber and Luther Beilue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valley Community Church of Arenas Valley.
KING: Leona King, 77, a resident of Orange County, Calif., entered life eternal early Saturday morning at Homestead Nursing Home. Survivors include a son, Steven W. King of La Habra Heights, Calif.; two daughters, Diane Gundy of Cerritos, Calif., and Sharon Miller of Mimbres; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. No services are scheduled. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KING: Mary King, 68, of Silver City passed away Wednesday at her residence ~ in Cliff. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services and interment will be conducted in Jasper, Tenn. Mrs. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Jasper. She was the daughter of James Beattie and Mary Hoge Beattie. Shortly after she was born, she, her mother and her older brother, Jim, joined their father in Harrisburg, Pa., where she spent the early years of her youth. She then returned to Jasper with her mother and brother after her father’s untimely death in 1939. In Tennessee, she graduated from Marion County High School in 1941. After completing two years at the University of Chattanooga, she returned to Harrisburg, where she married and bore her two children, John and Ginger. Mrs. King moved to Washington, D.C., in 1956, and began her career with the U.S. Air Force. On Sept. 4, 1956, she began working at the Air Force programs headquarters. This association lasted more than 30 years, interrupted only by short stints with the Department of Health in Tennessee and the joint staff. Her positions have been with Programs, 1956-58; Engineering Center, Tullahoma, Tenn., 1958-59 Regional Plans and Policy, 1959 to 1963 operations, 1964; and Regional Plans and Policy, 1966 to 1988. During her tenure, she saw several reorganizations, and the USS Pueblo crisis. In recognition of her contributions, the Air Force awarded her for Outstanding Performance Ratings, five Sustained Superior Performance Cash Awards, one Quality Step Increase, and the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award. In March 1988, Mrs. King moved with her husband, Jim, to Cliff. She is survived by her husband and two children, a son, John Tezak of Cliff and his companion, Toni, and a daughter, Virginia Carneal, and her husband, John D., of Winchester, Va.; and four grandchildren, Dustin and Chasey Tezak of cliff and Shannon and Christine Carneal of Winchester. Bright Funeral was in charge.

KING: Mary Alice Riddle King, 80, of Hurley, passed away after a brief illness Monday, Aug. 13, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. King was a life member and past president of the Grant County Archaeological Society and a member of the Evergreen Garden Club. She is survived by her husband, R.R. "John" King of Hurley; a sister, Margaret Riddle Jones of Riverside, Ala.; two nieces; and three nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David Strain officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Serving as pallbearers will be Willard Willis, Mel Johnson, Clint Johnson, Josh Joslin, Allard Bartlett and Buddy Bassett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Scholz, Cal Salars and Bob Wilson. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.
KING: Raymond R. "John" King, 85, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Abilene, Texas, to William R. and Eula D. (Hodge) King. His early working career began with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Forest Service. He later went to work with Chino Mines as a crusher foreman and retired from Chino after 35 years of service. He was a life member of the Grant County Archaeological Society and made archaeology his favorite hobby. He is survived by his longtime friend, Allard Bartlett, and his wife, Nadine, of Hurley; one niece, Norma Ann (Jenks) Hehmeyer of New Jersey; a sister-in-law, Margaret Jones of Alabama and five nieces and nephews, also of Alabama. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy, in 1947, and his wife, Mary Alice, in 1990. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Strain officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Pallbearers will be Willard Willis, Josh Joslin, Clint Johnson, Cal Salars, Bob Wilson and Neil Moore. Honorary bearers will be all his many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hurley Community Church. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

KING: Tela C. King, 72, a Silver City resident for the past three years, entered life eternal Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1919. Mrs. King was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was a homemaker. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. A memorial service will be held Monday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Craig Zumbrunnen officiating. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert King of Silver City; three sons, G. Westmore King Jr. of Cocoa, Fla., Stephen King of Tallahassee, Fla., and John Hopkins of Westchester, N.Y.; two daughters, Ann Hopkins of Washington, D.C., and Susan Wilmer of Andover, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KING: Mary A. King, 99, a resident of Silver City, died Thursday night at Horizon Southwest. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KINNEBERG: Helen Louise Oclwein Kinneberg, 65, a resident of Silver City for the past 20 years, passed away at her home Thursday morning after a courageous battle against cancer. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born April 27, 1929, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Walter and Alva Oclwein. She attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in education. While at tending school, she was president of the Associate Students and homecoming queen. She was also honored queen of Job's Daughters for the state of Idaho. After graduation, she went to McGill, Nev., to teach school. There, she met and married David Kinneberg on June 6, 1953. During their 41-year happy marriage, they lived in McGill, Salt Lake City, Weston, Mass., and Silver City. She took great pride in the fact that her four sons are Eagle Scouts and graduate engineers. She was active in community affairs, being a member of the First United Methodist Church, PEO, Wacky Club, Women's Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Order of Eastern Star and various other community groups. She served on the board of the Silver City Museum and participated actively in fund-raising efforts which resulted in the construction of the new addition to the museum. Survivor’s include her husband David Kinneberg of Silver City; her sons, David James Kinneberg and his wife, Roberta, and their daughters, Caroline and Margo, of Attleboro, Mass. Peter Andrew Kinneberg and his wife, Cathy, and their daughters, Allison and Jennifer, of Houston, John Walter Kinneberg and his wife, Jeanne, and their daughter, Michelle, and son, Matthew, of Salt Lake City, and Paul Addison Kinneberg and his wife, Raymona, and their son, Timothy, of Charleston, W.Va.; two sisters, Anne Neal of Seattle and Alice McDonald of Boulder, Colo.; a brother, Walter Ociwein of Bellevue, Wash., and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City with burial to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Bellows will officiate. Casket bearers will be Mike Conner, Danny Skarda, John Paul Jones, Joe Casey, Jim Smith and Al Trujillo. Honorary bearers arc Dick Leveille, Paul Hunter, Norman Hodges, Dick Rhoades, Jack Hill, Roy Arnn, Phil Muller and all her many friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Silver City Museum or the Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Home Health Program. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KINTER: Everet Russell Kinter, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1930 passed away Wednesday. He is Survived by one son, Russell Winn Kinter, and his wife, Hope M. Kinter, of Silver City; and four grandchildren, Kimberly Renee Kinter and Rob Russell Kinter, both of Albuquerque, and Faythe Marie Medina and Jeremy Everett Kinter, both of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Kinter. Mr. Kinter was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 461 and American Legion Post 13. He ran the Kinter Sign Service for 30 years in Albuquerque. Mr. Kinter loved his trade and was a master journeyman in his trade. A graveside service will be held at 2p.m.Friday at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Collins officiating. Strong-Thorne Mortuary in Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements.

KIPP: Mrs. Mary Dee Kipp 59, member of a pioneer Lordsburg family, died Monday, in El Paso. She is survived by her husband, Ben Kipp Sr., and three sons. Funeral services were held Wednesday with burial in El Paso Evergreen Cemetery.

KIERNAN; Rev. Fr. James Kiernan, chaplain at St. Mary's Academy the past two years, passed away last Saturday after a brief illness . His birthplace was Ireland. Surviving is a brother in Ireland and a niece in New York. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Office of the Dead services and Requiem High Mass were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the church. Monsignor Rt. Rev. G.W. Caffery of El Paso Diocese, officiated. Deacon was Rev. Fr. Everett Finley of El Paso and Sub- Deacon Rev. Fr. Pedro Ruiz of Santa Rita. Burial took place Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Mountain View cemetery at Deming, with committal rites at the grave by the Rev. Fr. Henry Saxon Funeral arrangement were in charge of the Cox Mortuary.

KIRBY: Ethel Kirby, 83, died Saturday in Oklahoma City, Okla. Her husband, J.E. Kirby, preceded her in death in October last year. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Kerrick and her husband, R.I. Kerrick; a granddaughter, Kimberly Snider and her husband, V.A. Snider; a granddaughter, Lyn Kerrick; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew Snider, all of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Lucille Chaffin and Kathleen McDonald, both of Silver City. Services were held and burial took place Monday in Eufaula, Okla., where the Kirby’s had lived for many years before moving to Oklahoma City.

KIRBY: J E Kirby, 82, died in Okalahoma city on Oct 14. Survivors include his wife Ethel; a daughter, Mrs. R P Kerrick, two granddaughters, Mrs. W A Snider and Lyn Kerrick , a great-granddaughter, Ashley Snider; a son-in-law R P Kerrick and one grandson-in-law W A Snider, all of Okalahoma City; and two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Lucille Chaffin and Mrs. Kathleen McDonald both of Silver city. The Kirby’s and Kerrick’s have been frequent visitors to Grant County.

KIRKER: Donald James Kirker, 37, died Tuesday in Roswell after a short illness. He was a former resident of Central. He is survived by his wife Mary Francis of Roswell; two sons, Mario and Brian, also of Roswell; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mario Kirker of Central; one brother, Johnny Kirker of Central; two sisters, Virginia Kirker of Houston TX and Rita Lopez of Silver City. Rosary will be held at 7pm Thursday at Ballard Funeral home in Roswell. Mass will be at 10am Friday in St Peters Catholic Church. Burial will take place in South Park in Roswell.

KIRKER: Leonardo Kirker, 66, of Santa Clara died this morning at his residence. Services are pending. Entrusted to Baca.

KIRKER: Lorenza Alires Kirker, 78, a lifetime resident of Santa Clara, passed away Tuesday, March 2, at her home. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels and an evening prayer service will be held there at 6 with Pastor John Melendrez of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., officiating. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. She was born June 21, 1920, in Central to Guadalupe Alires and Antonia Marquez. She was retired as a Veteran's Administration hospital employee and was a home-maker, communicant of the Catholic Church, and. a member of the American Association of Retired Per- sons. Survivors include her son, Ray Serna, and his wife, Sherry, of Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Molly Arias of Bayard; two sisters, Beatriz Olson and her husband, Warren, of Santa Clara and Amelia Garza of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many dear friends. Preceding her in death was her husband, Alfredo Kirker. Serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Serna, David and Bobby Arias, and Michael, Richard and Ricky Rodriguez. Honorary bearers are Steve Garza, Joseph Rodriguez, John Melendrez, Arturo Marquez, Warren Olson and Macario Chavez, Entrusted to the care Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KIRKER: Rafael Kirker, 81, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday March 8, following an extended illness. Mr. Kirker was born Aug. 9, 1895, in Pinos Altos, later his family moved from Mesilla to join in the local gold rush. He was the last surviving grandson of frontiersman James Kirker, who protected the Santa Rita Mine from Indians starting in 1824. He was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation and was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Kirker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nicanora Kirker of Bayard, one daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Camp of Grants Pass, Ore., five sons, Alfredo, Albert and Samuel all of Bayard, Joe of Central and Reymundo of Albuquerque, 1 7 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Rosary services were recited Thursday, March 10 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass being said Friday, March 11, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Interment followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the John R. Story Post No. 91 of the American Legion conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Frank Guglielmo, Alfredo Kirker, Joe Kirker, Albert Kirker, Frank Kirker and Leonardo Kirker.

KIRKER: Albert Lopez Kirker, 54, died Tuesday in Silver City. Mr. Kirker was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church; was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 1 and had completed two years at Western New Mexico University and was to receive an associate degree in December. He is survived by two daughters, Diana Madrid of Albuquerque and Kathy Kirker of Central; four sons, Andy Kirker of Central, Ralph Kirker of Crockett, Calif., Gary Kirker of Silver City and Billy Kirker of Bayard; his mother, Nicanora Kirker of Bayard; one sister, Ernestine Camp of South Dakota; four brothers, Alfred Kirker of Central, Reymundo Kirker of Albuquerque, Joe Kirker of Central and Sammy Kirker of Bayard; and seven grandchildren, Cheryl Lopez, Audrey Lopez, Valerie Kirker, Stephanie Kirker, Jesus Castillo, Andrew Castillo and Lucinda Kirker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda Kirker, in 1982, and by his father, Rafael Kirker, in 1977. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 tonight and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday. Both services will be in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal Officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Allingham -Golding Post No. 18. Serving as pallbearers will be Jesus Maldonado, Epimenio Maldonado, Cesario Maldonado, Richard Maldonado, Luis Moreno and Mike Abalos. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends and family and the members of the DAV Chapter 1. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

KIRKER: Alfredo L. Kirker, 70, a lifelong area resident, passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Kirker, who retired as a civil servant from Fort Bayard, was born May 4, 1924 in Santa Rita to Rafael and Nicanora Lopez Kirker. He was a self-educated man. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression and was a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church of Central. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lorenza (Alires) Kirker of the home. He is also survived by his mother, Nicanora Kirker of Bayard; his son, Ray Serna and his wife, Sherry of Irvine, Calif.; his daughter, Molly Arias of Bayard; two brothers, Ray Kirker and his wife, Ester of Albuquerque, and Sam Kirker of Bayard; a sister, Ernestine Camp of Bayard; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central followed by the rosary with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at the Central Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers are Richard Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez, David Arias, James Kirker, John Kirker and Billy Kirker. Honorary bearers are Ray Kirker, Sam Kirker, John Melendrez, Mario Kirker and Elias Nuanez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KIRKER: Virginia Kirker; 62, a longtime Central resident, died Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1926 in Concho, Ariz., to Primitivo and Prudencia Padilla. She married Mario Lopez Kirker in Central on May 18, 1945. She was a member of Shiloh Ministries Church of Silver City. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be Monday morning at 10 o'clock, also at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with Norman and Mary Ann Borrego officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Mario of Central; two daughters, Virginia K. Enriquez of Houston, Texas, and Rita Ann K. Lopez of Silver City; a son, John Kirker of Central; 12 grandchildren; Dion K. Rodriguez of Phoenix, Ariz., Dee Ann K. Rodriguez, Benjamin K. Rodriguez, Marcella Kirker, Rosella Kirker, Arlene Kirker, Monica Kirker and Joyce Kirker, all of Central, Lynn K. Rodriguez and Violet Rose Lopez of Silver City, and Mario and Brian Kirker of Las Cruces; and two great-grand-daughters, Angela Marie Trujillo of Hurley and Nanette Rodriguez of Central. Casket bearers will be Joey Rodriguez, Dion Rodriguez, Mario Kirker Eddie Mario Kirker, Glenn Warren, James Kirker and Arthur Kirker. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KIRKER: Joe L. Kirker, 63, of Central, entered eternal rest Saturday night at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 23, 1927, in Santa Rita and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Kirker received a Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico Western College in 1953. He was an accomplished artist who won a national award in 1976 for some of his drawings and paintings. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Kirker was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and American Legion Red Metal Post No. 46. He was a Cursillista. Calling hours are being held today from 2-9 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where vigil services will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 in Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Committal rite services will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Estella C. Kirker of Central; his mother, Nicanora Kirker of Bayard; four sons, Joe E. Kirker and his wife, Julie, of Bayard, James D. Kirker of Central, John F. Kirker of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Justin K. Kirker of Central; three daughters, Kristina Calderon and her husband, Frederick, of Central, Karen Correa and her husband, Willie John, of Central, and Karol L. Gomez and her husband, Robert, of Tumacacori, Ariz.; three brothers, Alfredo Kirker of Central, Reymundo Kirker of Albuquerque, and Samuel Kirker of Bayard; a sister, Ernestina Camp of Bayard; and nine grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Andy, Ralph and Billie Kirker, Gilbert "Gibby" Silva, Juan Gonzales and David Martinez, Jr. Honorary bearers will be Dan L. Silva, Lorenzo Cabrera Jr., David Cabrera, Mario Kirker, Robert Kirker, Frank Kirker, Leonardo Kirker, Henry Kirker and all his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KIRKER: Lucinda Maldonado Kirker died in El Paso on Nov. 30. She was born Dec. 25, 1936 in Gila. Mrs. Kirker is survived by her husband, Albert Kirker; two daughters, Diana Lopez and Kathy Kirker of Bayard; four sons, Ralph Kirker stationed in Guam with the U.S. Navy, Andy Kirker of Central and Gary and Billy Kirker, both of Bayard; her father Leopoldo Maldonado; four sisters, Helen Moreno and Ofelia Arellano, both of Silver City, Ester Knagge of Marana, Ariz. and Mary Ann Montoya of Ponca City, Okla.; three brothers, Epimenio Maldonado, Jesus Maldonado, Cesarion Maldonado, all of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her mother, Manuela Maldonado in 1974 and one brother, Manuel Maldonado in 1981. Rosary was held in the Wheeler Chapel and Mass was held Dec. 4 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers were David Maldonado, Freddy Calderon, Richard Maldonado, Joey Kirker, Joe Moreno and Michael Moreno. Honorary pallbearers were Manuletio and Bernie Maldonado. Arrangements under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

KIRKER: Nicanora Lopez Kirker, 92, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Jan 10, 1904, in Gila to Valentin and Abundia Lopez. Mrs. Kirker was a homemaker and active in the Senior Citizens Center in Central. Calling hours will be from 5-7pn Sunday in Baca's Funeral Chapel with the prayer vigil at 7. Deacon Alphonso Alverado will recite the rosary. The mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 in the morning at the Santa Clara Catholic church with the Rev. Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Raymundo Kirker, and his wife Ester of Albuquerque, a daughter Ernestina Kirker Camp of Bayard, and her husband Paul Camp of Farmville, VA; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rafael Kirker in 1977, and her sons Alphredo, Joe, Albert and Sam Kirker. Casket bearers will be Fred John Andy, Justin and James Kirker, and James Costanza. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels.
KIRKER: Samuel L. Kirker, 60, a lifelong area resident, entered eternal rest Wednesday at the veteran’s hospital .in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Santa Rita, the son of Rafael and Nicanora Kirker. He served in the infantry in Germany with the U.S. Army. He was known in the area as a great walker and for his artistic craft creations. For the past 18 years, he devoted his life to caring for his aging mother. He is survived by his mother, Nicanora Kirker of the home; his brother, Reymundo L. Kirker, and his wife, Ester, of Albuquerque; his sister, Ernestina K. Camp of Bayard; and sisters-in law, Lorensa A. Kirker and Estella K. Ferrell, both of Central; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Rafael, and his three brothers, Alfredo, Joe and Albert Kirker. Visitation for Mr. Kirker will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The rosary will follow at 7, also at Baca's. The Mass of resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. The Rev. Jon Alexander will officiate. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran’s honors being accorded by area veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be Andy Kirker, Gary Kirker, Billy Kirker, James Kirker, John Kirker and Justin Kirker, Honorary bearers will be, Henry Kirker, Frank Kirker and Leonard Kirker. Entrusted to the, care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KIRKLAND: Quentin D. Kirkland, 69, of Silver City died Oct. 26 in Silver City. he was taken to the Strong-Thorne Mortuary in Albuquerque where services were held Oct. 30. Burial followed in Sandia Memory Gardens. Local arraignments by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KIRKLAND: Graveside services were held for the infant son of Allison and Maria Kirkland July 31 at the Memory Lane Cemetery. Bishop Decker of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiated. Arrangements were handled by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

KIRKPAtrICK: Chester M. Kirkpatrick, 78, of Pinos Altos, died at Hillcrest General Hospital July 15. A native of Clay Center, Kansas, Mr. Kirkpatrick had lived in the area for 14 years. He is survived by two brothers and a sister. Military graveside services were held July 18 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, Texas.

KIRSCH: Dorothea Jane Kirsch, 74, resident of 1601 South 9th Street died recently in Deming. She was born May 6, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Deming in May of 1966 from Sacramento, Calif. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, John Kirsch of the home and a son, John R. Kirsch of Honolulu, Hawaii. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of private arrangements.

KIRSCHNER: Mary Clark Kirschner, 69, died at her home near Cliff on Tuesday. She was formerly of Columbia City, Auburn and Kendallville, Ind. She is survived by her husband, Frank Kirschner; her three children, William F. Henning II, Malinda K. Henning and Elizabeth K. Dedman; and four grandchildren. She graduated from DePauw and Indiana University and was a registered nurse. She also attended Indiana University at Fort Wayne where she received a degree in library science. She was employed as assistant librarian at Auburn Public Library and later became head librarian for ten years at the Kendallville Public Library. Prior to moving to Cliff, she taught library science at the International School in Saudi Arabia. Interment will be in Auburn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kendallville Public Library, Kendallville, Ind., or the museum at Western New Mexico University. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KIRTLEY: Leon Elwood Kirtley, 60, a resident of Silver City since 1980, entered eternal rest Saturday evening. He was born August 22, 1930, in Shenandoah, Va. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949. He lived in El Paso, Texas, where he raised his family before moving to Ilo, Peru where he worked until 1980. He worked as a foreman for Chino Mines in Hurley until the time of his death. Calling hours for Mr. Kirtley will be from 10 a.m. until noon Friday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Ysidora, of Silver City; two sons, Leon Kirtley Jr. of El Paso and Robert Kirtley of Harrisburg, VA; and two daughters, Virginia Hoover of Silver City and Barbara Osborne of El Paso. He is also survived by five brothers, Benjamin, Paul, Amos, Billie and Carl, and three sisters, Ruth, Evelyn and Mary Lee, all of Virginia; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Casket bearers will be Leon Kirtley Jr., Robert Kirtley, David Osborne, Ronnie Acosta, Joey Hoover, Willie Kirtley and David Osborne Jr. Honorary casket bearers will be his co-workers and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KISHBAUGH: Roland J Kishbaugh, 38, X-ray technician for Fort Bayard Medical Center died at Hillcrest hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Kishbaugh was a native of Berwick PA., and had lived at Ft Bayard for the past five years. He was a member of the C Twain Masonic Lodge No 349 AF&AM in PA., and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomberg, PA. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife Lizabeth Ann of Ft Bayard; two sons, Edward and John, both of Ft Bayard; two daughters, Beth Ann and Molly Jane, both of Ft Bayard; one brother, Donal K Kishbaugh of Barwick; one sister, Mrs. Lillian M Moyer of Hobby PA., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D L Kishbaugh of Berwick. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Bright chapel on Tuesday with the Rev Edwin J Richmyer of the Messiah Lutheran church of Silver city officiating. Internment followed in the Ft Bayard Veterans cemetery with the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge, No 44, AF&AM conducting the graveside services. The family requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Grant county Cancer Fund in care of the Curtis Bright mortuary. Casket Bearers were Richard Dannelly, Darwin Bleak, Earnest McBride, Joseph Minitre, Tony Beltran, and Steve Uharriet.
KISS: Mary B. Kiss, 80, passed away Monday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in Douglas, Ariz., and lived in California for a number of years. She moved to Grant County 18 years ago and lived in San Lorenzo and the Fort Bayard Medical Center since that time. She was a wife; a mother; and a beautician for more than 20 years. Survivors are her husband, Theodore, of San Lorenzo; two sons, Gary A. Kiss of Sedona, Ariz., and Phillip C. Kiss of Las Cruces; one sister, Alma Pelser of Fullerton, Calif.; one brother, Joe Bailey of Eagle Mountain, Ore., and two grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in the Masonic Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Nectar Badillo of the First United Methodist Church of Bayard officiating. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KISS: Theodore Kiss, 90, a longtime resident of San Lorenzo, entered eternal rest Thursday afternoon at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Kiss was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Alpina, Mich., to Samuel and Sarah MacPaden Kiss. He retired as a tinsmith for Hunt’s Foods and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Kiss is survived by two sons, Phil Kiss and his wife, Rebecca, of San Lorenzo, and Gary Kiss of Camp Verde, Ariz.; and two grandchildren Jacob and Daniel Kiss. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary May Bailey Kiss, in 1987. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with local Masonic lodges conducting services. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

KITTING: Leah Grace Kitting, newborn daughter of Todd and Wendy Kitting of Golden, Colo., came and went July 29. A memorial service was held July 31 at First Baptist Church of Evergreen, Colo. Other survivors include her big sister Hannah, her grandparents Frank and Pam (Kiuing) Donohue of Silver City, Grant and Berta Kitting of Albuquerque, and Jim and Ida Zumsteg of Missouri. Great-grandmothers are Lu Cheif of Silver City and Dance Rucklnan of Missouri. Aunts and uncles include Ann Kitting of Silver City, and Andre and Wendi (Kitting) Oliveira of Golden. Memorial contributions may he made in the memory to the First Baptist Church of Evergreen Building Fund.

KITTLESON: Arthur H. Kittleson, 67, of University Park, Las Cruces, World War I veteran, died Sunday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a retired mechanic and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frieda Kittleson. Funeral services were held at the Grand Mortuary in Las Cruces, followed by burial in Hillcrest cemetery.

KITTLESON: Kent Kittleson, 31, of Las Cruces, died Wednesday morning in an automobile accident in Las Cruces. He was a parts distributor who traveled to the Grant County area for many years. He is survived by his parents, Calvin and Katherine Kittleson of Las Cruces; a brother, Chris, of California; and a sister, Karen, also of California. Services were held at 2 p.m. today in the Graham Funeral Home of Las Cruces.
KLAENHAMMER: Myrtle P. Klaenhammer, 92, of Silver City entered life eternal Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1899, in Bay City, Wis., and had been a Grant County resident for 16 years. Mrs. Klaenhammer was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Mimbres Archaeological Society, the Woman's Club, Daughters of Union Veterans, the American Legion, and the country club. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer officiating. Concluding services and burial will be Saturday in Menomonie, Wis., at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Carl Klaenhammer Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Casper, Wyo.; a daughter, Virginia Klaenhammer of Silver City; and three granddaughters, Anita McNeece and her husband, David, of Santa Fe, Elaine Green and her husband, Dennis, of Kalispell, Mont., and Diane Weber and her husband, Ron, of Duluth, Minn. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Chris and Karen Green, and Jennifer and Amanda Weber. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Klaenhammer Sr. Honorary bearers will be John Schadel, James Smith, John Snedeker, James Colson, Lt. Col. J.A. Hamilton and David McNeece. Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver City Public Library in her memory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KLAENHAMMER: Virginia May Klaenhammer, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Ms. Klaenhammer was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Myrtle Klaenhammer. In her early life she worked as a nurse in the rural communities of Alaska. Initially she came to Silver City as the nurse for what was then the New Mexico Teachers College. Upon completing her degree, she became the associate professor for health and education. Throughout her residency in Silver City she was a member of and held office in Preceptor Tau Beta Sigma Phi, Woman's Club, and Faculty Women's Club at Western New Mexico University, Audubon Society, Archaeological Society, Delta Kappa Gamma, Gardenettes Garden Club and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. She was a charter member of the Country Club and sponsored the Rodeo Club at WNMU. She is survived by her brother, Carl W. Klaenhammer, and his wife, Helen, of Casper, Wyo.; three nieces, Diane Weber and her husband, Ron, of Duluth, Minn., Elaine Green and her husband, Dennis, of Kalispell, Mont., and Anita McNeece and her husband, David, of Santa Fe; her grandnephew, Christopher Green of Kalispell; and three grandnieces, Jennifer and Amanda Weber of Duluth, and Karen Green of Kalispell. Calling hours for Ms. Klaenhammer will be from 9-10 Thursday morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the funeral service. Officiate for the funeral service will be the Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church of Silver City. Ms. Klaenhammer will be laid to rest in the family plot at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Monomonie, Wis. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation. Serving as honorary casket bearers are David McNeece, John Schadel, Jim Colsen, Dr. John Bell and Carl Klaenhammer Jr. Entrust to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KLASSEN: Dr. John Klassen, 96, of Silver City passed away Sunday, June 14, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church in Silver City with Mr. Rod Manning and the Rev. Scott Penrod officiating. Dr. Klassen was born Oct. 1, 1901, in Amhem, the Netherlands. He was the son of Pieter Konraad Klaassen and Hubert Vandenburg Klaassen. Dr. Klassen was married to Mamie Morris for 56 years. She preceded him in death in 1986. He then married Eula Gatlin in 1987 and she preceded him in death in 1988. In 1989, he married Lena Clabaugh and she preceded him in death in 1996. Dr. Klassen is survived by five children, Josie Manning and her husband, Rod, of Elmore, Ala., David Klassen and his wife, Janet, of Abilene, Texas, Margaret Kootz and her husband, Bud, of Silver City, Albert Klassen and his wife, Betty, of Silver City, and Arnie Biggs and her husband, Frank, also of Silver City; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dina Reynolds of Cambridge, Canada. Dr. Klassen immigrated to Canada in 1913, then in 1925 to the United States, where he joined the E1 Paso Texas. He became a minister in the Methodist Church in 1926 and served 16 churches in 42 years of service to the New Mexico/West Texas Conference, including Harwood United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, and First United Methodist Church in El Paso. Dr. Klassen retired from Los Alamos United Methodist Church in 1968, and then served part time at Mountainside United Methodist Church in Cedar Crest and Mountainair United Methodist Church before retiring again in 1978. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Retired Ministers Pension Fund, in care of United Methodist Conference Office, 7920 Mountain Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-7805. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KLEPPER: John H. Klepper, 61, father of Mrs., Wilma Lomkan, Silver City, died last Friday at the Veterans Hospital at Fort Bayard. He was employed in the offices of the Ft. Bliss, Tex., engineers. A veteran of World War I, he had resided in El Paso for 15 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday in El Paso with interment in Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

KLINE: Edwardo Jaramillo Kline, 76, a resident of Hurley, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1923, in Grants. He married Olympia Montoya on June 26, 1942, and of this union 11 children were born. Mrs. Kline died May 29, 1965. Mr. Kline was self-taught in reading and writing, and spoke three languages, English, Spanish and Navajo. He started as a sheepherder in Grants. During World War II, he worked as an inspector for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a general contractor for many years, then owned a gas station in Gallup, and worked for Cineza Oil Refinery as a sheet metal worker. On Feb. 12, 1973, he married Corina Moreno and his family increased by five, four step-daughters and one stepson. In 1985, he-retired from the Cineza Oil Refinery, and he and his wife moved to Hurley. Visitation will be from 4-5 this afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 this evening at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. The funeral liturgy will celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday, also at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with Path Dan Porter officiating Burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Corina Kline of Hurley; six sons Carlos Kline and his wife Pilar, of Glendale, AZ; Edward Kline Jr. and his wife, Leona, of Gallup Frank Kline and his wife Joyce, of Phoenix, Robe Kline and his wife, Nellie, Glendale, Thomas Kline and his wife, Edith, of Ganad and Richard Madrid and his wife, Cecilia, of Gallup; daughters, Elizabeth Kline Phoenix, Katie Maestas and her husband, Joe, Phoenix, Virginia Kline and her husband, Brent, Thoreau, Judy Jones and husband, Alien, of Mesa Ariz., Gloria Kline and h husband, Greg, of Arkansas City, Kan., Donna Pedro; and her husband, Juan, Phoenix, Mary Lou Deck of Hurley, Diane Padilla and her husband, Andy, of Silver City, Elizabeth Kalcevic, Bluewater, and Sandra Te and her husband, Sergio, Bluewater; five sisters, Lu Santiago and Isabel Archuleta of Hemit, Calif, Geraldine Flores of Gallup Antonia Gabaldon Corona, Calif., and Jem Lopez of Gallup; three brothers, Rudy Kline Gallup, Jimmy Kline of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cob Kline of Albuquerque, 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Frank Robert, Edward, Thomas; Carlos Kline and Rich Madrid. Entrusted to care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KLINGER: In a pre-holiday highway accident last Wednesday night on U. S. highway 180 about 32 miles west of Silver City, Richard A. Klinger, 50, an electrician of Cliff, where he also served as fire chief, was crushed to death in a collision involving a car and two trucks. Prevailing at the time of the crash was a heavy fog which reduces visibility almost to zero. A coroner's inquest was held and the jury reported death was accidental. Graveside services were set for Friday of this week at the Gila Mesa Cemetery at 2 p.m. conducting the rites will be officers and members of the Silver City Elks Lodge. Interment will be under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Survivors of the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Kathleen M. Klinger, of Cliff; a daughter, Mrs. Saundra Ray of California; two grandchildren; four brothers, Weldon, Robert, Carl, and Harold Klinger, all of Lima, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Ruhlen, also of Lima.

KLUTH: Steven Wesley Kluth, 42, of Glenwood died in his home early Friday morning. He was born March 25, 1948, in Shelby, Mont., and had been a Glenwood resident for the past 18 years. He was a construction worker most of his life. He was a member of the Mogollon Mountain Gun Club and was a Vietnam veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. Calling hours were from 2-5 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11. Concluding services will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery at l: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Dirk Manning officiating. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kluth of Glenwood; his mother, Irene Kluth of Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Tracy and Justin Kluth of Glenwood; two daughters, Andrea and Deanna Kluth of Glenwood; three brothers, Stan Kluth and wife, Della, of Soldona , Alaska, Sid Kluth and wife, Vicki, of Tacoma, Wash., and Scott Kluth and wife, Nancy, of Tacoma; and two sisters, Sandra Suda and husband, Gary, of Wasilla, Alaska, and Stacy Kluth of Hawaii. Casket bearers will be Grant and Ricky Roberts, Ray Crum, Wayne Pierce, Jim Romero and Joe Faust. Honorary bearers will be Robert "Coop" Stailey, Buddy Allred and Howard Hutchinson. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.
KNAGGE: Ester Maldonado Knagge,61, a resident of Tucson, Ariz., entered eternal rest Friday. She was a former resident of Silver City. Mrs. Knagge was the daughter of Leopoldo and Manucia Maldonado. She is survived by four sons, three daughters, 23 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. Visitation will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Tucson Mortuary with the rosary being recited at 7.A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9:3() at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tucson. Burial will follow in Holy Hope Cemetery.

KNAPP: Crawford Edward Knapp, 58, died Thursday at Quemado Lake. He was a Las Cruces resident. He is survived by his wife, Peggie, of Las Cruces; a daughter, Peggy L. Bryan of Silver City; four sons, Robert Miller of Playas, Thomas Edward Knapp of Irving, Texas, L.W. Skip Miller of Silver City, and Charles Knapp of BelAir, Md.; a brother, Robert Knapp of Mount Vernon, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the University United Methodist Church with the Rev. Loyd Cain and the Rev. Bill Knapp of Pennsylvania officiating. Graham Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

KNAPP: William Martin “Will” Knapp, 18, of Port Orchard, Wash., died Monday. He was a student at South Kitsap High School. The son of David and Kim Knapp of Port Orchard, he was born Jan. 10, 1979, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. His grandparents are Martin and Helen Knapp of Vancouver, Wash., and Harvey and Tioretta May of Silver City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Port Orchard. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

KNAUS: Charles L Knaus, 81, died Aug. 27 at Hillcrest General Hospital. A resident of Silver City, he was born Dec: 13, 1902 in Kansas and was a civil and mining engineer before his retirement, when he moved to Silver City. Knaus was a lifetime member of the Helena Masonic Lodge No.3, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Association of Retired Person and a member of the Episcopal Church. He is survived by his one son Frank J Knaus, of Everett, Wash; a half-sister, Gertrude Alice Moore, of Santa Maria, Calif, two grandsons, Charles and Randi Knaus of Everett; a granddaughter, Heidi Vander Hulst of Wash, and three great grandchildren. Memorial services are pending. Local arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KNECHT: Herbert C. Knecht 61, of Central, who had, been ill for several months, died Thursday morning in a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz, where he had been under treatment for the past month. Mr. Knecht had been employed as a machinist for Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation at Santa Rita for the past six years. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Knecht of Central; a son, Gene, of Phoenix, AZ.; a daughter, Mrs. Lane Root of Phoenix; and five grandchildren. The funeral service, held in Phoenix Saturday, was followed by cremation.
KNECHT: Mildred Ann Knecht, 85, formally of Central, died June 9 in Tucson, Az. She was born in Bohemia NY. Survivors are her son, Gean Joseph, her daughter, Laurie Beier, five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Donations in her name may be made to the Church of The Good Shepard, PO Box 2795, Silver City NM 88062.

KNEY: Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Ethel Kney, 66, of Silver City will be held in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel Thursday Jan 27 at 10:30 am with the Rev Alfred Pace of The First United Methodist church officiating. Mrs. Kney died suddenly Tuesday morning at Hillcrest hospital. She was a native of Rush county Indiana and had lived in Silver City for the past ten years. She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Charlotte Kney a teacher in Silver city High School. Burial will take place in the family plot at Moscow Ind. In Lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions to be made to the library.

KNEY: Charlotte Kney, 80, longtime area resident and former teacher at Silver High School, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 30, 1912, to Edward and Bessie Sliger Kney in Indiana. Miss Kney was active with various area organizations, including the Rolling Stone Gem and Mineral Society, Grant County Art Guild, Grant County Archaeological Society, Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guild and the Wilderness Kennel Club. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. A memorial service will be conducted at Baca's Funeral Chapels on Saturday at 1 p.m. with David Strain officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Survivors include her cousins, Jean C. Sliger of Haines City, Fla., Florine Hurst of New Castle, Ind., Nedra Steele of Shelbyville, Ind., Robert Neal of St. Paul, Ind., Opal Boring of Rushville, Ind., Maurice Kney of Waldron, Ind., Paul McDaniel of Shelbyville, and Cora and Otto Gahimer of Manilla, Ind. Miss Kney was preceded in death by a brother, William Kney. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Silver City Public Library in memory of Bessie and Charlotte Kney. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KNIFFIN: Loyd M Kniffin, 70, mining engineer and commodity specialist in the bureau of mines foreign minerals division, Washington, D. C., died February 16 in Garfield General Hospital in Washington. Mr. Kniffin was well known in local mining circles, having been employed for many years by the U. S. Smelting, Refining & Mining Corp. in charge of its mining operation at Fierro. He spent much of his life developing and managing mining properties in the southwest United States and in Mexico and was for many years connected with oil development and production in Texas and Mexico. From 1936 to 1941, Mr. Kniffin was manager of the Rosita Oil Company of San Antonio, Texas. During World War II, he was with the Defense Plant Corporation, Reconstruction Finance Corporation and war assets administration. He was vice president and general manager of the Valencia Iron and Chemical Corp of Rusk, Texas, from 1937 to 1949, when he joined the Bureau of mines. From 1937 to 1941 Mr. Kniffin served as a consulting engineer to the department of national economy of Mexico. His work consisted of examination of natural resources for development. He was a member of the American Institute for Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and the American Founderyman’s society of Chicago. He served as vice president of the Columbia Alumni association of Washington. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Fairhust Kniffin; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey von Plonski, of Green Acres, two sons Lloyd F. Kniffin of Stratford, Conn., and Robert F. Kniffin of Bedford, Ohio, and eight grandchildren.

KNIGHT: Mrs. Louis Knight, 42, who during her residence here a year ago was Mrs. Ruth Rhodes, employed in the public schools as a cafeteria cook, is believed to have been murdered near Redding, Calif., according to an investigation by officers following the finding of her decomposed body in an abandoned mine shaft. Arrested at Provo, Utah, this week and returned to California, accused as the slayer, was her husband,55, a former carnival employee, whom the victim married here, after a brief courtship, leaving thereafter for California, accompanied by her three children

KNIGHT: Dr. Glen E. Knight, 48, associate professor of education and psychology and former chairman of the education and psychology department at Western New Mexico University, died Monday at Bataan Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque following an extended illness. Dr. Knight was a native of Topeka, Kans., and was a veteran of World War II. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University at Topeka and earned his Master of Science degree at St. Mary College, Xavier, Kans. He received his doctorate in 1966 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. From 1956 to 1960, Dr. Knight was assistant principal in Leavenworth, Kans., where he was also director of guidance and director of the NCA project for the superior and talented student. He had previously served as a teacher of history and government in the Leavenworth schools. In 1960, he went to Auburn, Neb., where he was principal of the high school until 1966 when he came to Silver City to join the WNMU staff. Survivors include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Lois Knight, two daughters, Sally Knight and Mrs.Connie Walsh and two sons, Larry and Duke, all of Silver City; one grandchild; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Knight of Topeka, Kans., a brother, Marvin Knight, of Kanab, Utah and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Mohney of Topeka and Mrs. Wilma Crawford of Salina, Kans. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday at Memory Lane Cemetery at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Alfred C. Pace of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City presiding. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made tithe Grant County Heart fund in care of the Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

KNIGHT: Lola Mae Knight, 73, a former Silver City resident, died Jan. 26 in Tucumcari following an extended illness. She taught in the Cobre Consolidated School District for 25 years. Miss Knight was born March 5, 1917, in Porter, N.M. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico Junior College. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Highlands University and a master's degree from Western New Mexico University. She was honored as "Teacher of the Year" in New Mexico in 1956, and was listed in the 1973 book of Outstanding Secondary Teachers. She finished her 40 year teaching career in Tucumcari. Miss Knight is survived by two sisters, Vera Rose of Tucumcari and Bertha Harred of Claude, Texas; five nephews, Aubrey Knight Jr., James Knight and Donald Knight, all of Tucumcari, Ronald Knight of El Paso, Texas, and Tommy Knight of Seattle; four nieces, Dollene Douglas of Alexandria, La., Susie Hudson of Alvin, Texas, Janie Brunson of Amarillo, Texas, and Julia Ann Thomason of Raymondville, Mo.; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Services were conducted in Tucumcari on Jan. 28 with Bob Miller, minister of the First Baptist Church, officiating at the graveside services.

KNIGHT: Ruby Esther Matlack Knight, 85, passed away Tuesday in Hacienda de Salud. She was born Nov. 28, 1902, in Burton, Kan., the daughter of Ralph and Lizzie Matlack. After the death of her mother in 1910, her father married Nena Reid Ross. Nena became her mother. She married Roy Charles Knight on June 2, 1928, in Wichita, Kan. Roy and Ruby Knight were both well respected teachers in the public school system of Flint, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1955. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother and two brothers, Paul and Joe. Mrs. Knight is survived by a son, Curtis Knight, his wife, Sandra, their two sons, David and Joseph, and one great-grandson, Kenneth, of Millington, Mich., a daughter, Carol Coon, her husband, Charles, and their two sons, Christopher and Jeffrey, of Silver City; two brothers, Floyd Matlack and his wife, Pearl, of Enid, Okla., and Levi Matlack and his wife, Eunice, of Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Lucille Williams and her husband, Hence, of Wichita, and Phyllis Hermanson and her husband, George, of Commerce City, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Agusta Matlack of Wichita; and numerous nephews and nieces. Services will be conducted at the Livingston Funeral Home in Kingman, Kan., on Saturday at 11 a.m. Officiating at the services will be Robert Matlack, nephew of Mrs. Knight. Interment will be at Hunt Cemetery in Kingman. The pallbearers will be George Hermanson, Phil Matlack, Charles Matlack, Jim Reid, Paul Hankins and Max Hudson. The honorary pallbearers will be her four grandsons, David Knight, Christopher Coon, Joseph Knight and Jeffrey Coon and her two brothers, Floyd Matlack and Levi Matlack. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Bayard United Methodist Church. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KNIPPER: Mrs. Catherine S. Knipper, 80, died at the Hillcrest General Hospital Wednesday evening, March 4. Mrs. Knipper had been a resident of Silver City for the past 41 years. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Cremation will follow at a later date. Mrs. Knipper is survived by two sons and one daughter whose addresses are not known.
KNOTT: Dorothy M Knott, 71, passed away Sunday. She had been a resident of Anthony, N.M., for 25 years. She was a member of Anthony United Methodist Church and had been a bookkeeper at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, New Mexico State Fair Race Track, and Sunland Park Racetrack. Survivors include her husband, Jared Knott; her children, Donald T. Knott and Marsha L. Adams; her stepchildren, Jared Knott and Katherine Thompson; a sister, Jewel Landrum; and five grandchildren. Grave-side services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with the Rev. David Rushton officiating.
KNOWLES: Mrs. Genevieve M Knowles, 51, died august 14 at the Fort Bayard hospital following an extended illness. She was a native of Riverton Ill. Rosary service was held in the chapel of the. Curtis Mortuary, with the funeral Mass scheduled at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. A Milano officiated. . Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include the husband of the deceased, Harold Knowles of Silver City; and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Moeb,Utah, and Mrs. Anna Gorset of Hillsborough, Ill.

KNOWLTON: Willis E. Knowlton, 57, died December 6 at the Tempe Community Hospital in Tempe, AZ. Knowlton was a native of Silver City and had resided in Phoenix for the past 33 years, where he was employed by the Paul Johnson's Jewelry Store. He is survived by his wife, Mary F. of Phoenix; one son Willis E., Jr. of Phoenix; one daughter, Mrs. Ann Conway and his mother Mrs. Ann Knowlton, both of Silver City. Survivors also include two grandchildren. Funeral Mass was recited December 10 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Silver City with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with the American Legion Post No. 18 of Silver City conducting graveside services. Pallbearers were Steve Aguirre, Arthur Therrian, George Barela, Sam Acosta, Alvino Provencio and Eddie Triviso.

KNUDSON: Mrs. J F Knudson, of the Kennecott Copper Corp, director of hygiene at Western Mining Division, Salt Lake City, died the past week. She was well known In this mining district, where she had visited with her husband on his trips to Chino Mines Division.

KNUTSON: Avon Knutson, 69, of Ogden, Utah, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

KOCH: Isaac Jeremiah Koch, 5, a resident of Lordsburg, died at his home Monday as the result of an accident. Calling hours will be Thursday afternoon from 2-5 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, and funeral services will be held at 7 Thursday evening in the Cedar Hills Tabernacle in Silver City. Concluding services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Baca's Heather Funeral Chapel in Lordsburg with burial to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Perez and Associate Pastor Joe Chavez will officiate at all services. Survivors are his parents, Anita and Gerald Koch Jr. of Lordsburg; his grandparents, Romania and Gerald Koch Sr. of Covinton, Ga., and Franklin and Gail Newkirk of Oxford, Ga.; and a brother, Joshua Koch, and three sisters, Amber, Amanda and Bethany Koch, all of Lordsburg. Casket bearers will be Randy and James Koch, Anthony Hom and Caleb Perez. Honorary bearers will be Shane, Rusty and Lane Romine, and Michael Edens. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KOCKLER: Virginia Elinor Wallace Kockler, 63, died Feb. 8 at Van Nuys, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Nick Kockler of California; a son, Ronald Kockler, also of California; a daughter, Sandy Marrone of Georgia; and two sisters, Scottye Wallace of Macomb, Okla., and Nina Bartlett of Phoenix, Ariz. she was the granddaughter of Dr. Earl Bullock of Silver City.

KOGER: Samuel Koger, 81, a resident of Hurley, died Thursday. Mr. Koger was a retired high crane man at Chino Mines and was a member of the Arenas Valley Baptist Church. On August 12, 1934, Mr. Koger married Zula Mae Brown in Quemado. He is survived by his wife, Zula Mae Koger of Hurley, two daughters, Dorothy McNutt of Sonora, Calif., and Joleen Owens of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, Gary Koger of Silver City and Steve Koger of Ponchatula, La.; three brothers, Marvin Koger of Florida, Charles Koger of Oklahoma and Alfred Koger of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday at ten a.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel with Pastor Lindsay Riggs of the Arenas Valley Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Brian Koger, Bruce Koger, Charles Koger, Dale Groom, Ken McNutt and Hank Monroe. Arrangements are by the Curtis- Bright Funeral Home.

KOHL: Albert Kohl, 83, resident of 713 West Spruce died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born June 21, 1901 in Three Rivers, Michigan and spent most of his life as a dispatcher for a trucking company. In 1971 he moved to Deming from Chicago. He was an Army Veteran. Graveside funeral services were held at Mountain View Cemetery. Fr. Mike Macaya, Pastor of St. Ann's Catholic Church officiated. Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn Jackson, Frankfort, Ill; a step-daughter, Virginia Kelly, Burbank, Ill; a sister, Hazel Woods, Oak Lawn, Ill; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

KOLAR: Ernest Stanley Kolar, 67, a former Silver City resident, died Saturday in Farmington. He was born in Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife, Margie Vanworth Kolar of Aztec; four children, Stan Kolar of Aztec, Peggy Kolar of Albuquerque, Mary Kay Mitchell of Princeton, N.J., and Shirley Beske of Browns Mills, N.J.; two sons, Rodney Vanworth of Bayard and Chaplain Clyde Vanworth of Holloman Air Force Base; two brothers, Raymond Kolar of Sydney, Ohio, and Charles Kolar of Prague, Okla.; and six grandchildren. Graveside services at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Clyde Vanworth. In lieu of flowers, persons may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Basin Mortuary of Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

KOLBOR: Louise I. Kolbor died Nov. 12 at Fort Bayard Medical Center after a long illness. Born Sept. 20, 1895 in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kolbor had been a longtime resident of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel in 1969 and is survived by a daughter, Shirley Hoagland of Silver City; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Saucier officiating. Interment followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harry Sontag, Hal Sontag, Bill Ballard, Ken Havens, Joe Welsh and Rusty Fritzemeyer. Contributions to the Silver City Public Library in the name of Mrs. Kolbor may be made if desired. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KOLLAR: Eva Elizabeth Kollar, 64, passed away early Wednesday morning in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born on April 22, 1925, in Olympia, Wash. She married Jesse Paul Kollar, and had been a longtime resident of Albuquerque. She moved to Fort Bayard shortly before her death. She loved being a waitress at various restaurants throughout her life, loved to crochet, and made many knickknacks for her grandkids. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish at Blue Water Lake in New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Paul Kollar, on Oct. 29, 1988, and by her daughter, Marilyn Omit, on Nov. 22, 1978. She is survived by three sons, Bruce L. Call and his wife, JoAnn, of Grants, Fred Call of northern California, and Gary Call of Medford, Ore.; one sister, Anne Farris of Yakima, Wash.; one brother, John Hudson of Olympia; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private disposition has taken place. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, dedicated to those we serve.

KOMOV: Bundy Komov, 75, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

KONOPAK: Joan Pace Konopak, 78, only child of Rosabelle Sullivan and Walter Williamson Pace (both deceased) of Chicago; born April 20, 1921, died peacefully in her sleep at Hacienda de Salud in Espanola, in the early morning of Saturday, Feb. 5. Wed in January 1943, she had recently celebrated the 57th anniversary of her marriage to John 0. ("Jack") Konopak of Nambe, who survives her. She is also survived by her four children, Dr. John P. Konopak and his wife, Bonnie, until lately residing in Norman, Okla., Joan K. Eng and her husband, Christopher, of Silver City, CaryAnn K. Dirlam and her husband, Gordon, and Peter C. Konopak and his wife, Kathleen. Also surviving her are four grandsons, Nils C. Eng and his wife, Robin, of Albuquerque, Eric J. Eng and his wife, Barbara, of Silver City, and John Peter and Andrew Konopak of Ridgecrest, Calif. Mrs. Konopak was an avid exponent and a lifelong exemplar of civic and social volunteerism. Her commitment to community improvement through personal involvement began when, as a young matron in Lakewood, Ohio, she joined the Junior Board of Fairview Hospital, and dedicated more time and effort to the charities and social projects sponsored by her sorority, Delta Gamma. She was a tireless advocate for her children on parent teacher associations, and was active as a Girl Scout leader. Her enthusiasm for community involvement grew more ardent during her nearly 40-year career in community affairs in Santa Fe and area, where she was an active, energetic participant and leader in civic and social life. Residing in Nambe since 1962, she was active and earned leadership roles in numerous national, state and local civic, social and service organizations. Most notably, perhaps, she served the League of Women Voters as a member and later as dent of the local chapter the state league. Konopak served as a volunteer and then was n chairwoman of Volunteer the Museum Shop Museum of the, Governors. She was a valued beloved member of Friends Committee of Santa Fe Foundation. A time of her death she still active in politics board member, parliamentarian, and chair of the committee of the Santa Fe Republican Women. Her last passion was for the Wheelwright Museum, in cause of which she work tirelessly and with great pleasure, as a member of the Museum's Friends Committee. Mrs. Konopak and her husband undertook several entrepreneurial endeavors the Nambe/Pojoaque region In the 1960s, they opened the first Laundromat in the valley, and they were also proprietors of a feed and tack store there. For more than three years in the mid 1980s, the couple managed The Shop of the Blue Gem La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. Mrs. Konopak was an alumna of Dennison University, and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Class of '45. A requiem Mass and reception are tentatively scheduled for La Iglesia de la Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Pojoaque, on Friday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m.; a memorial reception is planned for the Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501, on Sunday, Feb. 20, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to local animal shelters, or the Wheelwright Museum.

KOPCHOK: Clara Kopchok, 82, a longtime area resident and former dietary aide at Fort Bayard Medical Center, entered life eternal Saturday at Fort Bayard. She was born in Philadelphia on Aug. 8, 1910, to the late Nathan and Katie (Gravel) LaRue. She is survived by her half-brother, John LaRue of Philadelphia and many friends in Grant County. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Chaplain David Strain will officiate. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KORANDA: Otto Koranda, 86, formerly of Silver City, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died Tuesday at Crestridge Care Center at Maquoketa, Iowa, of complications following a stroke. He was born March 24, 1909 near Oxford Junction, the son of Mike and Antonia Shimpersky Koranda. He received his education at Oxford Junction, where he graduated from high school in 1926. Mr. Koranda worked at Western Electric in Chicago before marrying Johanna Peterson on Sept. 11, 1937 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He soon started his DX Service Station in Oxford Junction, operating it for 55 years. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge Zealous No. 435, and Order of Eastern Star Peerless Chapter No.435, all of Oxford Junction. He served on the Oxford Junction City Council, the Oxford Junction school board, and the Oxford Junction Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Johanna of Oxford Junction; two sons, Michael and his wife, Teena of Tyrone and Noel and his wife, Bette of Burlington, Iowa; two daughters, Drendel of Streator, Ill. and Molly Koranda of Wauwatosa, Wis.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Lester Rickels of Monticello, Iowa and Luella Mott of Alburg, Vt. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Fred and Ernest; two sisters, Agnes Blizek and Mary Becker; and an infant grandson. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction with burial in Mayflower Cemetery at Oxford Junction. The Rev. Roy Wingate will officiate. Friends may call Friday from 3-8 p.m. at the Hayden Funeral Home in Oxford Junction where public Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

KORBER: Tom J. Korber of Chicago, superintendent of construction for the National Iron Company, builders of the hoist in the pit at the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation, suffered a fatal heart attack April 9. Korber and his widow, Mrs. Marie Korber, who survives him, resided here in 1961 and 1962. He is also survived by a brother, William, of Connecticut. Funeral services were held in Chicago.

KOSKO: E. Frances Kosko died Thursday, April 12, in Albuquerque. Mrs. Kosko was a native of Albuquerque and had resided in Hurley for 7 years. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Kosko of Hurley, two daughters, Dorothy Light of Hurley, Betty Ferguson of Salt Lake City, Utah, a son Thomas Tefertiller of Mammoth, Arizona, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Rosary recitation was Sunday, April 15 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Monday, April 16 in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Reverend Father Richard Waiwood officiating at both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Van Buskirk, Richard S. Graham, Edward Pena, Walter Toy, Carlos Felix and David Benavidez. The family asks that donations in her name be made to the Cancer and Leukemia Society.

KOSTELIC: John Kostelic, 78, passed away Sunday at his residence in Lordsburg. Services are pending. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

KOWALECKI: Daisy A. Kowalecki, 80, passed away Wednesday, April 26, in Bastrop, Texas, following an extended illness. Mrs. Kowalecki was a native of Milam County, Texas and had resided in Grant County since 1914. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Beach of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Stella Mae Hinds of Albuquerque, Mrs. Barbara Ann Hinds of Bastrop, Texas, Mrs. Irene Bourne of Wilcox, Ariz., a son, Albert S. Kowalecki of Silver City, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. May 1 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Marvin Beach, Jack Shin, Donald Rogers, Joe Neal, Clyde Lock and Jack Trewern.

KOWALECKI: Funeral services were held last Saturday for Stanley Kowalecki, resident of Hurley for 27 years, who died suddenly while at work in the sample room of the Kennecott Copper Corp. smelter plant on Friday. Death was due to a heart attack. He was 60 years of age. The Red Metal Post of the American Legion was in charge of the graveside services after those conducted at the Cox Mortuary Chapel in Silver City. Interment was made in the Silver City cemetery. The deceased was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, Daisy; a son, Albert Kowalecki, Central; five daughters, Mrs. James R. Mohr, Hurley, Mrs. Richard B. Beach, Hurley, Mrs. Brul Hinds, Jr. Central, Mrs. W. D. Hinds, Columbus, Ga. and Miss Irene Kowalecki, Hurley; a brother and three sisters, now living in Pittsburgh, Pa.

KOWALECKI: Albert S. Kowalecki, 78, died Friday,, April 5, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born at Fort Bayard, and be worked and retired from Fort Bayard Veterans Administration.. He was a member of the American Legion and Elks Club, and was a World War 11veteran. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Floyd Robertson officiating. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of the home in Silver City; a son, Joe Brown, and his wife, Shirley, of Vancouver, Wash.; a daughter, Judy Rogers, and her husband, Donald, of CopperFlats; three sisters, Stelia Hinds of Albuquerque, Barbara Hinds of Bastrop, Texas, and Irene Boran of Wilcox, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Joe Brown of Vancouver, Theresa Brown WhiteEagle of Pineville, Ore., Nancy Brown Preetel and her husband, Tim, of California, Bridget Brown LaPierre of Hawaii, Chris Brown and his wife, Leah, of Forrest Green, Ore., Scott Rogers and his wife, Karen, of Albuquerque, Kevin Rogers of Albuquerque, Gary Rogers of Scottsdale, Ariz., Terry Rogers of Las Cruces, and Judy Perez of Deming; five great-grandchildren, Crystal and Misty Valenzuela of Vancouver. Stacy Ann and Bradley Griffeth of Davis, Calif., and Matthew Dylan Preetel of California; a nephew, Thomas Neal, and his wife, Shem, of Tucson, Ariz., and a niece, Debbie Kramer of Seattle, Wash. Serving as pallbearers were Gary D. Rogers, Terry W. Rogers, Scott Rogers, Kevin Rogers, Ryan Neal and Lester Rogers. Family members selected Curtis-Bright.

KOWALECKI: Kathryn S. Kowalecki, 8 1, passed away Friday, Nov. I , at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 7,1915 in Central, and lived in Grant County all her life. She worked at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital for 26 years as a secretary in the dietetic department. She retired in 1965. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert S. Kowalecki, in April 1996. She had six sisters and four brothers. She is survived by two children, Joe D. Brown and his wife, Shirley, of Vancouver, Wash., and Judy Brown Rogers and her husband Donald, of Bayard. Other survivors include her sister, Peggy Mauiy of Hurley; 10 grandchildren. Joe Brown of Vancouver, Theresa Brown of Prineville, Ore., Nancy Brown Pretal and her husband, Tim, of California, Bridget Brown La Pierra of Hawaii, Chris Brown and his wile, Leah, of Forest Green, Ore., Scott Rogers and his-wife Karen of Albuquerque, Kevin Rogers of Albuquerque, Gary Rogers and his wife Nicki, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Terry Rogers of Las Cruces and Judy Perez of Deming; and five great-grandchildren. Services were to be held this morning at 10 at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Gary Rogers, Terry Rogers, Scott Rogers, Kevin Rogers. Jimmy Rogers and Lester Rogers. Personalized funeral services were under the direction of Hector De Los Santos, FSP. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

KRAMETBAUER: Della Mary Krametbauer, 79, resident of 1504 Santa Cruz died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born June 20, 1905 in Moulton, TX and had lived in Deming since 1926. Rosary services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel and the Mass of the Christian Burial was at Holy Family Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Sullivan officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Gladys M. Hodgkins and Doris J.Yates of Deming and Elsie M. Dudley of Las Vegas, Nev; two brothers, Vladik Culak, Moulton, TX and Rudy Culak of Deming; four sisters, Vera Brodecko and Sophie Katz of Deming, Mary Temple, Tempe, Az and Viola Govro, Crystal City, Mo; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward V. Krametbauer in 1981 and two sons, Victor George and Eugene Edward Krametbauer. Serving as pallbearers were James Hodgkins, Charles Hodgkins, Michael Yates, Jaybe Dudley, Gene Krametbauer, Dene Krametbauer, and Ranch Dudley. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

KRETEK: Edward Bernard Kretek, 69, a lifelong resident of Deming, died at the Kretek Farm on Saturday, April 26. He was known as the ‘Pillar of the Deming Community” and “Mr. Kielbasa.” Visitation will be from 2-5 Wednesday afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will be held that evening at 7 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Anderson officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Kretek was the third born of five children to Frank and Bozena Kretek. He was born Aug. 12, 1927, at 812 W. Pine in Deming. He attended grades one through four at Holy Family Parochial School and continued his education at Deming Public Schools, graduating from high school in 1945. In the sixth grade, he started selling newspapers and magazines on the streets of Deming and at Deming Downs track, and during World War II at Deming Air Base. He worked at Bowman’s Bakery and attended the American Institute of Baking School in Chicago. Mr. Kretek was a Rainbo Bread salesman for 30 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, was chairman of the annual Klobase-Barbecue for 45 years, and was a member of Parish Council and Altar Boy. He was an honorary life member of the League of United Latin American Citizens and belonged to Boy Scout Troop 131. He was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Kretek served as chairman of the Luna County commissioners and as probate judge. During his term as county commissioner, the nursing home in Deming was founded. He and four friends contributed the amount needed to begin the home. Mr. Kretek was a very active Democrat. He was a charter member and past chairman of the board of directors of Deming National Bank, now First New Mexico Bank. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Joseph Kretek, in 1995. Surviving relatives are a brother, Frank F. Kretek Jr., and his wife, Mary Margaret, of El Paso, Texas; twin sisters, Gertrude Kretek of Deming and Geraldine Kretek of Anthony, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Schaber Kretek of Deming; his aunt, Betty Kiecka Hanief of California; a niece, Carol Marie Kretek of Austin, Texas; his nephews, Chris Robinson and his wife, Mary, of Santa Fe, Charles Kretek of Deming, and Charles Kretek’s sons, Nicolas Kretek and Dominic King of Las Cruces; and his grandchildren, Virginia Mae Campbell and Kimberly Kaye Campbell of Portales. Pallbearers will be Chris Robinson, Charles Kretek, Cyril Orsak, Victor Kostelnik, Kim Kiecka, Robert Stuart, Manuel “Colonel” Torres and Earl Spruiell. The family suggests memorial contributions to the building fund at Holy Family Catholic Church, Deming, or to the Old Timers Picture Room at the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel.

KRISHNIAH: Frances Krishniah. 78, of Silver City passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will he announced at a later date by her family. Mrs. Krishniah was horn Sept. 17, 1919, in Owasso, Mich., the daughter of Frank McGruder and Sophia Behno. She was married to Fredrick Krishniah on Dec. 19, 1946 in Hoboken, N.J. Mrs. Krishniah is survived by one brother, Rex McGruder of Chicago; a sister, Ruth Ann Humpfrey of South Bend, MD.; and a nephew. Bill Humpfrey of Sturgis, Mich. Mrs. Krishniah worked for AT&T as a secretary for many years. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangement.

KHOEHNKE: Former Silver City resident Betty Johns Kroehnke died Thursday in Victoria, Texas. She is Survived by her husband Jack, a former Silver City Daily Press employee, of Flatonia Texas; a son, Jimmy Williams of Houston, Texas; her mother, Elda Johns of Silver city; three sisters, Evelyn Clark of Cliff, Marge Pruitt of’ Silver City and Lois Decker of La Barge, WY , and a brother David of Las Cruces. She grew up in Silver City attended school here and at various times had returned and lived here for a number of years. Private Services will be held at the held in Flatonia Saturday.

KROOM: Elmer Kroom, 79, a resident of Spokane, Wash., entered eternal rest Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

KRAUCH: Herman Krauch, 76, one of the Southwest’s leading national forest-research scientists, died this past week in Tucson. He spent 38 years in the U. S. Forest Service starting his career as a ranger at Pinos Altos and was a member of the Gila National Forest staff. He retired in 1948. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Helma Krauch; three daughters, a brother, a sister and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Los Angeles where burial took place.

KRUELL Maria Magdalene Kruell, 92, died Sunday in Silver City. Mrs. Kruell was born in Helmbach-Eifel Germany and was a resident of Grant County at the time of her death. She was a Communicant of All Saints Catholic Church in Hayward CA. Mrs. Kruell is survived by one daughter, Erica Welch of Silver City; two grand children; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m on Thursday in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City with Monsignor A. James Milan officiating. Arrangements by Wheeler.

KUBIK: Lillian E. Kubik, 80, of Silver City entered life eternal Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1911, in Litchfield, Ill., and had been a Grant County resident since 1978. Mrs. Kubik was a retired clerk-typist for United Airlines. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and a memorial service will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City with the Rev. Robert Bellows officiating. Survivors include a brother, Alfred W. Mercer, and his wife, Myrtle, of Silver City, a sister, Alma "Ruth" Hebenheimer of Silver City; a niece, Mary Lou Bassett, and her husband, Ira, of Silver City and a nephew, James Mercer, and his wife, Terri, of Payson, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a church or charity of choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

KUCERA: Sarah Lois Kucera, 73, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Friday, May 28 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be this afternoon from 4 to 6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10 at the First Baptist Church in Deming with Dr. Kenneth Long, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Kucera was born June 22, 1925, in El Paso, Texas, to William and Minnie Stevenson Post. She lived in Deming for about 63 years, moving there from El Paso. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Kucera worked at the Drilling Public Schools in the cafeteria and was also a school bus driver. She is survived by her husband, Steve J. Kucera of Deming; a son, Gary Kucera of Deming; three daughters, Barbara Hodgkins of Deming, Reva Higgins of Silver City. and Denise Fitzhugh of Farmington; a brother, David Post of Belen; two sisters, Elizabeth Coats of Houston, Texas and Dora Hamilton of Sealey, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-children. Pallbearers will be Bud Terry, Lloyd Cgarret, Bill walker, bob Orosco, Henry Sandoval and Jim Powell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Baptists Children's Home, in care of the First Baptist Church, Deming. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

KUEHN: David Kuehn of Lordsburg passed away Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

GRANLUND: Mrs. H. L. Kuester of Silver City has received word of the death in Center Valley, Penn., of Mrs. Shirley Bickel Granlund. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Granlund resided in Silver City with her brother, Reverend Arthur Bickel who was pastor of the Messiah Lutheran Church.
KUESTER: David J. Kuester Sr. 43, of Tyrone, died Oct. 13 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born in Marion, Ind. on Nov. 14, 1938 and was the son of Hugo and Honey Kuester, and has resided here for 15 years. Kuester was very active in the local Little League program and as a coach, along with Sam Robles as manager, took the Silver City All-Stars to the State Tournament this year. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. Kuester is survived by his mother, Honey Kuester of Silver City; three sons, David J. Kuester Jr. serving in the Air Force in England, Derek J. Kuester and Douglas J. Kuester, both of Tyrone; one sister, Dr. Jeri O. Kelsey of Decatur, IL; one niece, Mrs. Paul (Kathy Dawn) Hill of St. Charles IL.; one nephew, Bruce D. Kelsey of Bloomington, Ill. He is preceded in death by his father, Hugo L. (Hub) Kuester in September 1982 and a sister, Jeanne Mary 1939. Graveside services were held Oct. 16 in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery under the direction of Rev. David Saucier. Full military honors were conducted by the Silver City American Legion Post No. 18. Serving as active pallbearers were James Reed, Craig Findley, Ray Madrid, Sonny Lopez, Floyd Traynor, Gene Fleming. Serving as honorary pallbearers were, David Fell, Norman Schwab, Buck McCauley, Sam Schupe, Bob Landrum, Curtis Dinwiddie and Sam Robles. Arraignments by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KUESTER: David Jay Kuester Jr. died Oct. 14 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Miami, where he had been a patient since August. He was the son of David Jay Kuester and Sue Allen Kuester, deceased, and the grandson of Honey and Hub Kuester, both deceased, of Silver City. Born Oct. 10, 1963, he graduated from Silver High School in 1982. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation. He is survived by two half-brothers, Derek Kuester of Grant County and Douglas Kuester of Santa Fe; and by his aunt, Dr. Jeri D. Kelsay of Reading, Pa.

KUESTER: Honey Kuester, longtime Fort Bayard and Silver City resident, died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Reading, Pa. She had been residing with her daughter, Dr. Jeri D. Kelsay, at 729 Tamarack Trail in Reading, since February of this year. Mrs. Kuester was preceded in death by her husband, "Hub" Kuester, and two children, Jeanne Mary Kuester and David Jay Kuester. She leaves five grandchildren, David Kuester, Jr., of Miami Beach, Fla., Derek and Douglas Kuester of Grant County, Bruce David Kelsay of Wheaton, IL., and Kathi Dawn "Kate" Nolte of Denver. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Born in the early part of this century in Fairchild, Wis., she lived in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa before moving to Fort Bayard in 1947. She was the daughter of August and Mary Emma Roepke. Mrs. Kuester was known and loved for her wit and wisdom, and for her service to the Silver City-Grant County community. She served as president of the American Legion auxiliary and of the Woman's Club of Silver City. She presided over the town and Country Garden Club in 1974, 1978 and 1984, and served on the town's cemetery board for several years. Mrs. Kuester was chairwoman of the Big Ditch committee and responsible for many improvements in that project. She was named the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce Sterling Silver Citizen of the Year in 1980. She and Mr. Kuester were honored as grand marshals in the July 4 parade in Silver City in 1979. Mrs. Kuester was lunch program director for the chamber of commerce for eight years. As goodwill ambassador for Western New Mexico University, she worked to foster the relationships between the city and the university, as well as to promote the betterment of that institution for many years, she attended the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City while maintaining membership in Messiah Lutheran Church in Las Cruces. A memorial service will be held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday with burial following at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Donations to the Grant County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Silver City Public Library, the university, or one of the associations to which she belonged will be appreciated. Curtis- Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KUESTER: Hugo L. "Hub" Kuester, age 85, died August 29 in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Kuester was born Oct. 6, 1896 in Clintonville, Wis., the son of Federick and Mathilda Dahl Kuester. He had resided in Grant County since 1947. He was a pharmacist with Ft. Bayard Medical Center for11 years and was later associated with the Bayard Drug Store, retiring in 1977. Mr. Kuester graduated from the University of Wisconsin as a Phi Beta Kappa and had served with the 127th Red Arrow Division of the U. S. Army during World War I. He was a member of the Bethany Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Las Cruces; American Legion, Post 18 and the Disabled American Veterans of Silver City. Mr. Kuester is survived by his wife, Honey Kuester, of Silver City; one daughter, Dr. Jeri Kelsay of Decatur, Ill.; one son, David J. Kuester, Sr. of Tyrone; one granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Kathi Hill of St. Charles, Ill.; five grandsons, Bruce Kelsay of Bloomington, Ill., David Kuester Jr. serving with the U.S. Air Force in England; Derek Kuester, Douglas Kuester and Shane Kuester, all of Tyrone; two step-grandchildren, Stacey Ross and Shelley Ross; two sisters, Mrs. Williams Wolf and Mrs. Marvin Amel, both of Shawano, Wis. Mr. Kuester was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeanne Mary, in1939. Services were held Sept. 3 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Rev. Paul Hoter of the Bethany Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Las Cruces. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were: Derek Kuester, Douglas Kuester, David Kuester Jr., Bruce Kelsay, James Lett and Ernest Sith. Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Kurt J. Fiedler, Capt. Victor Moitoret, Hiton Dickson Jr. and Obed Albrecht. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

KUNTZ: Frank John Kuntz………….. He was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Queens, N.Y to
Chester Kuntz and Barbara Gallo. Mr. Kuntz served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Pacific Union, College in California where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Kuntz and his family spent three years in Chile, where he was public relations secretary for the Chile Union Mission and, was director of SAWS —- Chile, a welfare service. He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother, Chester. Mr. Kuntz is survived by his loving wife, Mary; two sons, Frank; Gallo of, Mesa, Ariz., and Dana of Pinetop, Ariz.; and brothers, Danny, Waiter and William, all residing in California. His wife requests memorial donations, to the American Cancer Society and the Gila Regional Hospice. Entrusted Baca’s Chapels.
KUPKE: Anna Lillian Marcue Kupke, 97, died Saturday at Fort Bayard. Mrs. Kupke was a member of the Methodist Church of Naperville, Ill.; was a graduate of Iowa State Teachers College; and was a high school teacher until 1923 when she married Dr. Edward H. Kupke. Dr. Kupke preceded her in death in 1964. She had been a resident of Grant County since 1975. Mrs. Kupke is survived by a son, William Kupke of Silver City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fredrich Funeral Home in Naperville, Ill. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

KUTHE: Mary Houser Kuthe, 76, born April 20, 1912 in Wooster, Ohio, died April 9 in Tucson, Ariz. She graduated from Wooster High School in 1921, attended Wooster College for one semester and transferred to Kansas State Agricultural College where she graduated in 1933 with a degree in journalism. She then became the society editor for the Wooster Daily Record from 1933-35. Following her marriage to Charles H. Kuthe in 1935, she wrote feature articles for the Canton Register. Later the couple moved to Philadelphia where she played flute with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Due to health, she moved to Arizona in 1947. Later she built a home in Tucson and worked at the University Of Arizona College Of Business. During the next several years she worked for the United Investment Council and Buxton Smith until she started as secretary to the dean of the newly-formed College of Medicine in 1964. In 1971 she was promoted to administrative assistant to the dean and developed what later became known as the Resource Office in the College of Medicine in 1973. She retired from that position in 1978. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and during her retirement served as docent for the Tucson Museum of Art and as a member of the auxiliary at St. Mary's Hospital. She leaves behind a sister, Phoebe Hunt of Wooster, Ohio; a son, David Kuthe of Silver City; three grandchildren; and many friends. Memorial services are pending at Abbey Funeral Home in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tucson Public Library or Make a Wish.

KUYKENDALL: Death on Nov. 14 at Denver, Colo. Veterans Administration Hospital claimed Emmett S. Kuykendall, 63, a veteran of World War I. He had been employed by the New Mexico State Highway Department. Funeral services were held at the Fort Bayard chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with burial in the Fort Bayard cemetery. Cox Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements and interment. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Maddux, Los Angeles Mrs. Chester Smith, Sanderson, Tex.; Mrs. Laura Chatham, Houston Tex.; Mrs. L. K. Parriman, Dallas, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Darrow Jones, Newark, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

KUYKENDALL: Rev. Rhea Kuykendall, 73, widely known missionary and circuit riding Presbyterian preacher, died Monday evening at his home in Silver City of a heart attack. At the time he was stricken he was walking his dog in the yard and was dead on arrival at Hillcrest General Hospital. The clergyman began his career in 1926 and retired in 1952. He served the Mogollon, Glenwood, Alma and Reserve area for many years and was an authority on the early day history of the Southwest He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Revolution and affiliated with the Silver City Lodge of Masons. After retirement, he spent several years at Guaymas, Mexico and became interested in the history of that country and spent his time there teaching English to the natives. Surviving the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ruth Kuykendall; a daughter, Mrs. Charles A. (Betty Jo) Bradley of Albuquerque. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 am. Thursday in the Masonic Cemetery, the Rev. Samuel Thompson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites, Burial will be under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

KUYKENDALL: Mrs. A.R. Kuykendall, mother of the Rev. Rhea Kuykendall, died Sunday in the hospital at Altadena, Calif. She had been making her home in Altadena with a daughter, Mrs. Frances Moeder. Survivors, in addition to her son, are a brother, two children and three grandchildren. Rev. Kuykendall, on a trip in Texas, could not be contacted up to Wednesday, and was unaware of his mother's passing. Funeral arrangements are not known.

KVASNICKA: Libbie C. Kvasnicka, 90, a former resident of Silver City, passed away this morning in Kings Mountain, N.C. Services are pending. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements

MAY: Sam May, 84, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at Homestead Adult Shelter Care. Mr. May was born Dec. 2, 1912, in El Paso, Texas, to William Aaron May and Sarah Elizabeth McCarthy May. He was self-employed as a rifle barrel maker for most of his life. He moved to Silver City four months ago from Flagstaff, Ariz. He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Chambers of Spokane, Wash. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium.

KYLE: Viola Mae Kyle, 84, of Silver City passed away Tuesday Aug 25 at Gila Regional Medical Center No memorial services are planned at this time Mrs. Kyle was born June 4, 1914, in Ardmore, Okla., the daughter of William H. Read and Ola Mae Sinclair Read. She was married to Doe Larry Kyle in Ardmore. Mrs. Kyle is survived by one daughter, Norma Jean Griffin, and her husband, Harold, of Silver City; five grandchildren, Larry Griffin of Globe, Ariz., Timmy Griffith of Tucson, Ariz., Sharon Tarago of Mesa, Ariz., Penny Nicksie and her husband, Greg, of Kent, Wash., and Suzy Evatt and her husband, Michael, of Silver City; nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kyle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1974, and one sister, Ruth. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KYLLO: Mrs. Marie Kyllo, a former resident of Silver City, widow of Dr. Percy Kyllo, who died 20 years ago, passed away last week at Knoxville, Iowa. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Don Heron; a nephew, Don Heron, Jr., and a niece, Mrs. C. W. Stephenson. Funeral services and burial took place in Knoxville. Mrs. Kyllo was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and affiliated with the Tyrone Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Her husband was a prominent physician here for many years and Mrs. Kyllo, a registered nurse, was on the staff of the Silver City Hospital, now Hillcrest General Hospital. Ten years ago Mrs. Kyllo moved to Alamogordo where she was on the staff of the Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital until her retirement about two years ago. She had a wide circle of devoted friends throughout this community who mourn her death.

KYZER: Col. Cuggie E Kyzer, U S Army retired, age 66, a resident of Silver city since 1978 and a former resident of Albuquerque, died in Albuquerque Monday Dec 30 1985. Funeral services were held Friday Jan 3 at 11am in the Palm Chapel of the Strong Thorne Mortuary. With Dr R Y Bradford mortuary chaplin officiating. Internment was in the Santa Fe National cemetery at 1:30pm with full military honors. Col Kyzer is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Kyzer of the home; one daughter, Cassandra Kyzer of Albuquerque; one son, Robert Jon Kyzer of Albuquerque; one step-son, Clint C Johnson and his son Edwin, both of Silver City; And one brother, Claren Kyzer of Trenton GA.. He was a member of the Hurley Kiwanis club, the Copper Crest Country club and the men’s golf Association. He was active in political and civil affairs. Col Kyzer retired from the U S Army in 1971 after 30 years service having served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Memorial contributions can be made to the American heart Association, also the Colonel C E Kyzer Golf Memorial Scholarship fund, in care of the WMNU financial Aid Office.

KYZER: Col. Cuggie E. Kyzer, U.S. Army retired, age 66, a resident of Silver City since 1978 and a former resident of Albuquerque died in Albuquerque Monday, Dec. 30, 1985. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne, Albuquerque, with Dr. R.Y. Bradford, mortuary chaplain, officiating. Interment was in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with full military honors. Col. Kyzer is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Kyzer of the family home, Silver City; one daughter, Cassandra Kyzer of Albuquerque; a son, Robert Jon Kyzer of Albuquerque; a stepson, Clint C. Johnson and his son, Edwin, both of Silver City; and one brother, Claren Kyzer, of Trenton, Ga. He was a member of the Hurley Kiwanis Club, the Copper Crest Country Club and the Men's Golf Association. He was active in political and civic affairs. Col Kyzer retired from the U.S. Army in 1971 after 30 years service, having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, New Mexico Division, or to the Colonel C.E. Kyzer Golf Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Financial Aid Office, Western New Mexico University, Silver City. Contributions to the Golf Scholarship Fund may also be turned in to the Pro Shop, Scott Park Golf Course, Silver City.

LA BRIERE: Mrs. John L La Briere, 87, died April 7 in Albuquerque, where she had been visiting members of her family. Mrs. La Briere had been in failing health since a fall in February when she suffered a broken hip. She was born on July 11, 1860, in St. Genevieve, Mo, her father being Maj. Curtis Ballard of the confederate army. On July 24, 1881, she married John La Briere and moved with him to Texas where they built the first house in Haskell. From Texas they moved to Oklahoma territory in the panhandle; later on to Colorado, and finally to Arizona, where they established a large ranch. Thirteen years ago, when her husband died, Mrs. La Briere moved to New Mexico, where she had resided ever since. She was a member of .the Church of Christ, which she joined as a young girl She is survived by six children, Mrs. W. J. Stephie of Albuquerque; Zeno La Briere, Kenton,, Okla.; Mrs. Roy Henry Silver City; Mrs. Charles Williamson, Albuquerque; Mrs. Ruth Porter, Los Angeles; and Ashley La Briere, California; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Meadows, Dickens,’ Tex., and Mrs. H. S. Post, Haskell TX.